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December 25, 2014
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Community Curriculum

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

Firearm safety course

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is offering a Home Firearm Safety Course on November 15 at the Kauneonga Lake Fire Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $65. The next class will be on December 20.  Read more

Green training workshop for teachers and others

MILFORD, PA — Teachers, students, school support staff and education partners in the tri-state region are invited to attend a free workshop on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Grey Towers National Historic Site. Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) GreenSchools! is a nationwide environmental service learning program that helps improve students’ academic performance in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects, while providing a blueprint for creating more green and healthy learning environments for students.  Read more

Free seminar on Aspergers

HONESDALE, PA — “Aspergers 101,” a free seminar, will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Center in the Holmes Building, 61 Commercial St. Basic information will be provided, such as: What is it? Who has it and who doesn’t? Can it be mixed with other symptons? Can it be cured? How do I get help? What can families do? The seminar is presented by licensed professional counselor Susan Thompson. Pre-registration is required, by calling 570/352-4997.  Read more

Talk on the Hudson Valley in the Ice Age

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Mastodon bones have turned up in Greenville and many still lie beneath ponds and swamps in that region. Today, rich farmland in the Wallkill Valley has yielded the remains of many ice age mammals. Learn about these and more at the talk “Hudson Valley in the Ice Age” by Robert and Johanna Titus on Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. at the Time and the Valleys Museum.  Read more

Hunger and homelessness seminar

PORT JERVIS, NY — Port Jervis Police Department and Port Jervis City-Wide Neighborhood Watch will host a seminar focused on hunger and homelessness in the community on Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. at the Drew Methodist Church Hall. Residents of Port Jervis will be informed about the two social problems, hunger and homelessness, that affect not only our community, but communities and cities nationwide.  Read more

Paul Williams to speak at Patriot Connectors meeting

HAWLEY, PA — The Patriot Connectors will meet Thursday, November 13 in the library of the Wallenpaupack High School from 7 to 9 p.m. The featured speaker will be author, scholar and historian Dr. Paul Williams. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. A lending library, free materials and petitions are available.

Williams is the author of such books as “Crescent Moon Rising: The Islamic Transformation of America,” “The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World,” “The Dunces of Doomsday, The Al Qaeda Connection,” “Osama’s Revenge: The Next 9/11” and many other books.  Read more

Autism Awareness Conference slated

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan County residents interested in learning about resources available to local families with children on the autism spectrum are invited to attend the Autism Awareness Conference Day on November 8. The Sullivan County BOCES and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) will host the conference at the Rubin Pollack Education Center in the Special Education Cafeteria from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Read more

Habitat Enhancement Workshop Series

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Conservation District will hold the second program in a series of workshops focusing on wildlife habitat enhancement. Wildlife food plots can provide opportunities to view wildlife or develop a healthier wildlife population if done properly.  Read more

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