WASHINGTON, DC — Food pantries in the region have been putting extra effort into their operations since the economy collapsed in 2008. Now, they will have to put forward even more effort to help feed the hungry because benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP—formally known as Food Stamps) were cut by $5 billion beginning on November 1. Read more
NEW YORK STATE — While many lease-holders in New York State may be wondering why Governor Andrew Cuomo keeps delaying the adoption of new rules on hydraulic fracturing, part of the answer may be that even when the new rules are in place, New York State is not likely to see much in the way of new revenues from the famed shale play. Read more
Holiday Bazaar, held in the basement of St. John's Episcopal church. 15 St. John St., 9am-3pm. Free admission. Lunch can be purchased from 11am-1pm. Gently used items. Hand made soaps and body scrubs. Treasures to find. 845/798-8912.
Pick up of Thanksgiving baskets for low-income families (who have previously signed up at The Main Street Thrift Shop no later than Nov. 22) at Delaware Youth Center, 12:30-2pm. 845/887-5919.
Honesdale High School will hold its annual Curriculum Night in the High School Large Group Room, 7pm. Parents and students who plan to attend Honesdale High School in the fall of 2014 are encouraged to attend. 570/253-2046.
The Grahamsville United Methodist Church will host a holiday craft fair and luncheon in its Fellowship Hall, 10am-3pm. Local artists and craftsman will sell their jewelry, watercolors, pottery, handmade soaps and more. A lunch of soup, sandwiches and desserts will be available. 845/985-7427 or 845/985-2283.
Turkey dinner fundraiser to benefit Pam Kocher and family at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 3-7pm. Adults $10, children under 12 $5. 845/557-8434 or 845/856-6277.
The Catskill Mountain Chapter of Hadassah will have its Chanukah Dinner Meeting at Yiasu Restaurant, 6:30pm. Bring your menorah for display and an interesting family story, if you have one. Chanukah gifts collected in conjunction with United Way; hats, scarves and gloves wrapped and labeled either boy or girl. 845/292-5133 or 845/292-8023.
Open mic night at The Cooperage, 7:30-10pm. Come early to sign up. Hosted by The Crackers. This is a donation based event and contributions are appreciated. BYOB. www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.