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January 2014

St. Dominic’s Academy invites alumni to reunion

HONESDALE, PA — As part of Catholic School Week, St. Dominic’s Academy will host a wine and cheese social for all alumni of Catholic education in Honesdale, on Friday, January 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Catholic Family Community Center (former Honesdale and St. Vincent’s Catholic School) on Cliff Street.  Read more

SkillsUSA dinner and education expo

LIBERTY, NY — The SkillsUSA chapter of the Career and Technical Education Center at Sullivan BOCES will host a roast beef dinner at the Rubin Pollack Education Center on Tuesday, February 11. In the event of inclement weather, the snow date is February 12. The cost of the dinner is $10. Takeout dinners will be available between 3 and 6:30 p.m.; sit-down dinners will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  Read more

Library ‘Young Author Series’ continues

CALLICOON, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library saw great success with its first series of young author visits. The first session featured authors K.L. Going, Wendy Townsend, and Clara Gillow Clark who shared readings from their respective books and also taught workshops to teens on various writing themes.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

Baby it’s cold outside—so much snow and it’s freezing. I do not know how the homeless people do it. If you have an elderly neighbor please check in on them.  Read more

Did You Know

Taken circa 1930, here is an early picture of Narrowsburg Lumber Company. Fred N. Hendrix, the founder, was joined by Earl O. Barnes and Arthur Van Schoick to form a corporation in May 1927. This 24-foot by 120-foot structure was completed and opened for business by June of that same year. It continued in business until October, 2002 when it was purchased by Dirlam Lumber Co. of Honesdale, PA. From the Tusten Historical Society collection.

Help Renaissance beautify communities

FERNDALE, NY — Individuals interested in helping to beautify Sullivan County are invited to a Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Open House on Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in the CVI Building at 165 Sullivan Ave. in Ferndale.  Read more

Photo workshop at the library

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library’s Public Computer Center (PCC) is running several events through February. Look for the five-part “Take Control of Your Photos” series, which will begin with the Managing Photos classes on Saturday, February 1 and 8 in Narrowsburg from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to download pictures from a camera or phone to a computer or other device, how to do basic editing, and work on moving and storing pictures both online and off.  Read more

Women’s Circle celebrates Tu B’shevat

MONTICELLO, NY — The Chabad of Monticello Jewish Women’s Circle recently celebrated Tu B’shevat, which is the Jewish New Year of Fruit Trees. Chany Zajac, wife of Chabad Rabbi Simcha Zajac, spoke about the meaning and customs of the holiday. The women enjoyed making, and proudly displaying, beautiful “fruit flowers” made out of a variety of fruits placed on wooden skewers. They sang songs about the holiday accompanied by Lori Schneider on the guitar. For information about future events of the Chabad of Monticello, call 845/397-2404 or visit

January 23, 2013 - January 30, 2013

Penny Lynn Blume

Penny Lynn Blume, a lifelong Sullivan County resident, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in Santa Rosa, CA after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was 51.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 27 at White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church; Rev. Bridgette LeConey officiated. Burial followed at Callicoon Center Cemetery in Callicoon Center, NY.

Memorial contributions can be made in Penny’s name to LUNGevity Foundation, 218 S. Wabash Ave. Suite 540, Chicago, IL 60604.

Robert Allen Quick
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Arthur W. Peck

Arthur W. Peck, founder, with his wife, of Peck’s Markets, departed this earth on January 20, 2014 with loving family at his side. Born September 18, 1931 in Astoria, LI, NY, to Arthur W. Peck, Sr., and Margaret Friedel Peck, he lived in Damascus, PA, Beach Lake, PA and Phoenix, AZ before moving to Narrowsburg in 1963. He was married to his wife, the former Beth Rosencranse, for 62 years.  Read more