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January 2014

Cold weather information for seniors

The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging wants to make sure that the public is aware that when Senior Centers are closed due to cold weather conditions, they are generally still available as a warming station should consumers need. They do want older adults to avoid unnecessary trips outdoors during extreme cold, but want older adults to be aware that even though there are no scheduled activities or meals available at the Senior Center, the Senior Center can be available as a warming station, if needed. Call the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging 570/253-4262 to confirm hours of availability or if you are aware of an older adult in need of assistance due to the extremely cold weather conditions.  Read more

C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

March 27, 2014

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute will hold its 11th annual CASUAL (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day. Individuals and organizations can purchase a specially designed t-shirt for $15, or pin for $5 and dress CASUAL. Proceeds raised from CASUAL Day stay right here in northeast PA.

For More Information: 
www.cancernepa.org
Contact Phone #: 
570/941-7984

Living With Alzheimer's 4-Part Series

March 3, 2014
March 10, 2014
March 17, 2014
March 24, 2014

This is a free 4-part series educational program for caregivers presented by the Alzheimer's Association, 384 Crystal Run Road (Suite 102), 2-3:30pm. 845/695-2247.

For More Information: 
Call Donna Davies or Emma MacPherson
Contact Phone #: 
845/695-2247

Milestones for citizen science

Those who love birds and want to support their welfare will be eager to know of two bird-related developments in which citizens have played important roles.

Recently, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology released its new app, Merlin, designed as a birding coach for beginning and intermediate bird watchers. Using a series of questions, Merlin helps identify which birds are most likely to be seen, based on location, date and a brief description. Drawing upon more than 70 million sightings submitted from birders across the United States and Canada, possible species are listed.  Read more

High school students build solar panel for PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Students from Delaware Valley and East Stroudsburg North High School visited the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) to help build and install a SunSaluter solar panel as part of a sustainability event on Sunday, January 12.  Read more

Outdoor enthusiasts’ film series

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Morgan Outdoors and the Livingston Manor library will host the Outdoor Enthusiasts’ Film Series with monthly screenings February through April, followed by discussion and refreshments. Viewers will travel to Mt. Everest; from Anchorage to Nome, AK; and to Florida in three seasonally-selected outdoor films. The free screenings, open to the public, will be held at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St. Reservations are strongly suggested, as seating is limited. Call 845/439 5507. First come, first served.  Read more

Their time to shine

West Point, NY — You simply had to be there to feel the exuberant joy as the Sullivan West girls indoor track upset Tri-Valley to become OCIAA Division V champions. It was the Lady Bulldogs’ first indoor win over the Lady Bears since 2009, a year in which the Westies were 21-0 and went on to win the school’s only girls Section Nine Indoor Track title. This team was too young back then to be a part of that glory. But this was their time with their plaque held aloft as they took their victory lap around the track at West Point’s Gillis Field House.  Read more

Back to school

“Editing, after all, is an art achieved largely by subtraction, by a negation of all of those elements that do not serve the final product.”

It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m preparing for my upcoming class at New York University as an adjunct professor. It’s the third time I’ve assembled a lecture about the role of an editor, and I glance briefly over my previous notes: inspiring quotes about the art of editing, a few examples of famously edited scenes, and a brief bio of my own work.  Read more