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Haiku workshop

HONESDALE, PA — Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, will facilitate a haiku writing workshop titled “Let the Spring Breeze Enter” on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Two Rivers Zen Community, 926 Court St. The workshop is co-sponsored by Two Rivers Zen Community, where Sensei Cooper is director and head teacher, and the Wayne County Arts Alliance.  Read more

Highway to Heaven Sunday school opens

NORTH BRANCH, NY — Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church has announced the opening of its Highway to Heaven Sunday School, which will meet every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at the church, 999 County Rd. 95.  Read more

Talk on forgiveness

BEACH LAKE, PA — Ellen Bay will deliver a talk, “50 Shades of Forgiveness,” titled to recognize the emotional and spiritual complexity of the subject, at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Berlin Township Community Center. At this service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Bay will examine both forgiveness of others and self-forgiveness from the perspectives of a variety of religious and community leaders. She is a psychologist and photographer who splits her time between Milanville and Manhattan.  Read more

Teen and children’s drama classes at NACL

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre, the award-winning theatre company, is registering children and teens for its spring session of drama classes for children and young adults. Classes will be held Thursdays starting April 23 and run for eight weeks until June 11.

Children’s Creative Drama class for ages six to 12 years of age will be taught by NACL artistic director Tannis Kowalchuk, and held Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $95.  Read more

Crawford seeks help designing space

MONTICELLO, NY — Renovations are underway at the building that will soon become the new home for the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, the library staff and board are now turning their attention to designing the outdoor space.  Read more

Learn to make bread by hand

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Experience the ancient process of making freshly baked yeast-risen bread at the free workshop “Bread Making by Hand,” on Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55.

Participants will explore traditional and contemporary ingredients, techniques and methods for white, whole grain and gluten-free breads. Sample different breads and receive a booklet with both old and new time-tested recipes. Please register by Friday, March 20 by calling 845/985-7700.  Read more

Senior co-housing discussed

BEACH LAKE, PA — Barbara Leo and the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a discussion on cohousing at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 15 at the Berlin Township Community Center. The discussion will reference two essays in the book “Aging in Community,” edited by Janice M. Blanchard: “Senior Cohousing: Taking Charge of the Rest of Your Life” (pages 69-77) and “Life in Takoma Village Cohousing” (pages 95-97). Stay for conversation and refreshments after the program. For directions, see

‘What Humanists Believe’

BEACH LAKE, PA — Heidi Finkelberg will share Dr. Joe Chuman’s talk, “What Humanists Believe” for the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, March 8 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. Dr. Chuman has a degree in philosophy and a doctorate in comparative religions. He has been the leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, NJ since 1974, This will be an opportunity to reflect on how these Humanist beliefs intersect, enhance and contrast with Unitarian Universalist principles. The presentation will be followed by discussion and refreshments.  Read more

Stormwater training

LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District will present “Stormwater Erosion & Sedement Control Management” on March 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. The seminar is directed toward contractors and developers who will be disturbing soil of one acre or more. The cost of attending is $50 per person, and pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Call 845/292-6552, or visit

Update on opioids in Sullivan County

MONTICELLO, NY — Dr. Carlos Holden from Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will speak at the Sullivan County Public Safety and Law Enforcement Committee meeting on March 5 at 9:15 a.m. in the Legislative Committee Room on the second floor of the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North St.

Holden, medical director of the emergency room at CRMC will give a presentation on the opioid drug situation in Sullivan County, titled “One Year Later,” a follow-up on a presentation he gave last year to the legislators.  Read more

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