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January 26, 2015
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Renaissance volunteer open house

FERNDALE, NY — Individuals interested in making a difference in Sullivan County are invited to an open house for volunteeers on Wednesday, February 4 at 7 p.m. in the CVI Building at 165 Sullivan Ave.

The evening offers an opportunity to learn details about the variety of ways volunteers can share their skills, both as part of the Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Corps and directly in local communities throughout the county.  Read more

Aging in community

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and friends will continue its discussion and shared reading of the book “Aging in Community” at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 25 at the Berlin Township Community Center. The chapters discussed will be: “A Little Help from Our Friends” on pages 101-112 and “Life at Beacon Hill Village” on pages 165-167. Visit www.vtnetwork.org to read more about this growing movement. There will be conversation and refreshments after the service. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

Understanding reverse mortgages

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Senior Centers will host speaker Katrina F. Boyer, consumer outreach liaison for the PA Department of Banking and Securities, on the topic of reverse mortgages. Boyer will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the locations listed below.

Northern Wayne Fire Company (Crosstown Highway, Lakewood)—Thursday, February 5 (snow date, March 5.) Call 570/253-4262 to reserve a lunch at least a week before this presentation.
Hamlin Senior Center—(Rte. 590, Township Building; 570/689-3766)—Friday, February 6 (snow date, February 12)  Read more

Cactus and succulents class

LIBERTY, NY — A class titled Introduction to Cactus and Succulents will be offered on Thursday, January 29 by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Gardener Volunteer program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

Cacti, which are succulents, evolved under conditions where they had to survive prolonged drought by storing water in leaves, stems or roots. John Story, Cornell University alumnus, will teach participants about these increasingly popular plants in hopes of sparking a life-long interest.  Read more

Workforce Alliance opens new testing center

HAWLEY, PA — Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance (WPWA) has opened a Pearson VUE® Testing Center at its new location at 92 Main Ave. The center offers hundreds of certification exams for various industries including the Pennsylvania Educator Certification, Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and General Educational Development (GED) tests. The WPWA Pearson VUE® Test Center is partially funded by a grant from the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.  Read more

‘Look Good, Feel Better’ at CRMC

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Support, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, will host a free program called “Look Good, Feel Better” on Tuesday, January 20, 3 p.m. The program will be held at Catskill Regional Medical Center, 68 Harris Bushville Rd. in Boardroom A located on the second floor of the Ambulatory Services Building.  Read more

‘Loving Your Enemies’

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a service at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 18 at the Berlin Township Community Center, at which Rosie Starr will read Martin Luther King’s sermon, “Loving Your Enemies.” There will be a social hour afterward with conversation and refreshments. For directions, visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

GED (TASC) at The Hub

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library and SUNY Orange will partner to offer a class to prepare students to take the GED exam (now called TASC), starting on January 20. The class will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.  Read more

Spiritual gratitude

BEACH LAKE, PA — At 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 11 at the Berlin Township Community Center, Judy Johnson will present a talk on spiritual gratitude, based on a sermon by Edwin Charles Lynn. She will focus on the appreciation of our life and all that is part of our experience. There will be a social hour and refreshments after the program. For directions, visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

YMCA fitness classes

ABRAHAMSVILLE, PA — Weight-No-More YMCA fitness classes will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church. Get fit with friends and neighbors. All ages and abilities are welcome. The classes are free, but donations are welcome. The program started the first week of January and will run through March.  Read more

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