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Birds and climate change at Unitarian Universalist meeting

BEACH LAKE, PA — Barbara Leo will give a presentation titled, “The Future of Birds and Climate Change,” based on recent analysis conducted by the National Audubon Society, at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 12 at the Berlin Township Community Center. This topic is in keeping with the seventh Unitarian Universalist principle, “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”

Discussion and refreshments will follow the program. For directions visit

Evolution of Monticello’s Main Street

MONTICELLO, NY — County Historian John Conway will give a presentation, “From Brushland to Broadway: The Evolution of Monticello’s Main Street,” on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Conway has been the official Sullivan County Historian since 1993, and has taught a class on Sullivan County History at SUNY-Sullivan since 1998. He is a popular lecturer and presenter and has written several books, dozens of magazine articles and more than 1,000 newspaper columns over the years.  Read more

Library holds Teen Tech Time

CALLICOON, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library invites all area teens to the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon to Teen Tech Time, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays starting July 9.
During Teen Tech Time, teens will have the opportunity to examine technology, dissect a computer, design a game, explore a possible career, or just have fun.

To register, or for more information, visit or call 845/887-4040.

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 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

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