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July 07, 2015
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Grey Towers 101 for educators

MILFORD, PA — Regional educators are invited to spend the morning at Grey Towers National Historic Site to discover the opportunities this national treasure has to offer on Wednesday, August 12 for a tour, presentation and moderate hike from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The free session is open to all educator grade levels and subjects. Continuing education credits may be available through individual school districts.  Read more

Patriots meeting on constitutional conventions

HAWLEY, PA — The Patriot Connectors will meet on July 9 at the Wallenpaupack High School Library with its second presentation on the issue of constitutional conventions. Steve Davies will travel from Pittsburgh to present “State Constitutional Convention,” and will discuss another approach to getting the national government back on track for less government, better fiscal responsibility, sounder economy, a balanced budget, term limits and steps that could include changes and/or additional amendments to the U.S. Constitution.  Read more

Bronx Zoo Bird expert at bird club

MONTICELLO, NY — Kevin Hils, the collections manager for the ornithology department at the Bronx Zoo, will be the featured speaker at the 29th anniversary dinner of the Catskill Exotic Bird Club, on Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. at Mr. Willy’s restaurant.  Read more

Vendor spaces available

WHITE LAKE, NY — A craft and flea market will be held on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Hall, 6 Mattison Rd. (across from Bethel Medical on Route 17B). Spaces are available for vendors and individuals wishing to rent space inside and outside Faith Hall. This event is rain or shine. Hamburgers, hot dogs and other treats are available from the food concession. For other details and to download the rental form, visit www.whitelakechurch.com. You may also call 845/583-7082 or 914/799-5425. The registration deadline is July 15.  Read more

Healthy World Institute town hall meeting

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Dr. Karin Hilgersom, president of SUNY Sullivan, will host a town hall meeting regarding SUNY Sullivan’s plan to construct a new building to house its Healthy World Institute (HWI). Her presentation begins at 6 p.m. on June 30 at the Parks & Recreaction building, 119 North Main St. to be followed by a question-and-answer period.

The mission of the Healthy World Institute is to improve people’s health, the health of our food and watershed, the health of the land, and the health of the local and regional economy.  Read more

Extension gets a new roof

LIBERTY, NY — Construction is complete on state-of-the-art foam insulation and new metal roofing at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, which houses dozens of educational programs for farmers, families and young people. As a result of ongoing capital campaign efforts underway since 2013, supporters have made it possible through monetary donations and in-kind services to begin making long-term, sustainable infrastructure improvements.  Read more

The Angel ‘Ohana concept

BEACH LAKE, PA — Beverly Sterner will introduce the Angel ‘Ohana concept and network created about 11 years ago by Darrienne Heller and described in her guidebook, “Deepening Our Connection: A Guide for the Wisdom Years,” at a meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, June 28. “In Hawaiian culture, an ‘Ohana means an extended family with the intention of mutual support and affection.” There are now nine Angel ‘Ohanas throughout Maui.  Read more

On meditation and psychology

BEACH LAKE, PA — Deborah Chandler, Ph.D. will speak on meditation and psychology at the service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 10 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Meditation is a method for getting to know our selves. Psychology is a method for clearing the obstacles to this knowledge. Chancler will explore the dynamic relationship between these two methods. She is a licensed psychologist in private practice in South Fallsburg, NY who has been practicing meditation since 1981.  Read more

Learn about adopting a pet

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at the Port Jervis Free Library is pleased to announce that it will host Susan Beecher, director of the Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society, who will present a program for everyone who is considering adopting a pet, on Saturday, May 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the library, 138 Pike St.  Read more

Green cleaning forum

DAMASCUS, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) will present a forum on green cleaning, “How and Why to clean your home/body without harsh chemicals,” on Tuesday, May 12 at the Damascus Township Community Center; 60 Conklin Hill Rd. at 9 p.m.  Read more

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