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December 20, 2014
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Ancestry.com available at the library

WESTERN SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library has announced the addition of Ancestry.com Library Edition for genealogical research to its online resources. Ancestry.com Library Edition is, “an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more,” according to Proquest, the parent company of Ancestry.com Library Edition. The Library Edition version of Ancestry.com is accessible in-house only at all three branches of the library either through a wireless device or one of the library’s computers.  Read more

CAS holds arts safety forum

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will present a roundtable discussion of visual artists to discuss how materials in many different mediums can affect health and the environment. The discussion, led by Kalika Stern, the Society for Folk Arts Preservation; Robin Dintiman, sculptor; and Nancy Wells, artist, will take place at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St. on December 13 at 2 p.m.  Read more

The lectures of William James

BEACH LAKE, PA — John Dzwonar will summarize the lectures and highlight major points and themes in William James’ “The Varieties of Religious Experience” on Sunday, December 7 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center, at a meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The lectures were delivered in Edinburgh in 1902 by James, a philosopher and psychologist from the pragmatist tradition, sometimes referred to as the father of American psychology. John Dzwonar, a psychotherapist with a background in Gestalt and trauma, works in New York City.  Read more

Holiday table arrangement

LIBERTY, NY — A unique opportunity to hand craft table arrangements will be offered on Tuesday, December 9 by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., participants will receive instruction on designing their own table arrangements at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Hancock methane level study

HANCOCK, NY — A study of ambient methane levels in ground-level air in the Town of Hancock has been completed by Gas Safety Inc., and will be presented to the public on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Hancock Town Hall, 661 West Main St. Presenters will be Gas Safety president Bob Ackley and Bryce Payne, PhD, Gas Safety’s director of science and technology. The study is sponsored by Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.  Read more

Youth winter workshops

LIBERTY, NY — Open to youth ages five and above, the annual Winter Workshops of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s 4-H Youth Development program is an opportunity for families to get crafty before the holiday season. On Saturday, December 6, participants can enjoy 10 stations of make-and-take activities including a community service project. This program will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. The snow date for this program is Sunday, December 7.  Read more

Fund and develop your farm or agricultural business

LIBERTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) and Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management will present a farm funding program on Monday, December 8 from 1 to 3 p.m., at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. Participants will learn to develop their agricultural businesses.  Read more

Growing Older Together

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present a service on Sunday, November 23 based on a shared reading from the book “Aging in Community,” edited by Janice M. Blanchard at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. They will discuss the realities and shortcomings of today’s public policy with respect to health and social services, particularly for middle-class baby boomers, a rapidly growing group.  Read more

Beautification ‘best practices’ from around the United States

LIBERTY, NY — “Lessons Learned from America in Bloom” will be the focus of a seminar on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at the CVI Center. Sullivan Renaissance horticultural coordinator Diana K. Weiner will take participants on a photographic road trip to see what volunteers are doing to beautify their communities throughout the United States.  Read more

Only two grant-writing workshops left

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — There are two dates remaining in a series of six grant-writing seminars sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), based in Narrowsburg. Artists and non-profit cultural groups based in Sullivan County that wish to create, produce, or present cultural programming in Sullivan County are eligible to apply for 2015 “decentralization grants” administered by the DVAA. The seminars provide hands-on information for crafting an effective grant narrative, making a budget, and networking with other artists and cultural groups.  Read more

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