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Orange Regional to host free seminar on hand problems

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar, “Treatment for Hand and Arm Pain,” on Thursday, July 24 at 6 p.m. at Orange Regional’s conference center, 707 East Main St.
Dr. Samir Sodha will discuss diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common hand and arm problems as well as complex traumatic and arthritic conditions. For more information, or to register, visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach or call the Orange Regional Health Connections at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

One room school goes hi-tech

HONESDALE, PA — For nearly eight decades the historic one-room Bethel School served students in all eight grades with one teacher who taught all subjects. But on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Bethel School will go “hi-tech” and host an open house featuring Pennsylvania History Jeopardy Games, courtesy of Valerie Dux supplying electrical power.  Read more

Memoir-making at the library

MONTICELLO, NY — Gordon and Henry MacAdam will present a family memoir-making program at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. The MacAdam brothers grew up in Monticello and over the course of several years developed a detailed family history spanning four generations.  Read more

Train your pooch

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is now accepting students for its Dog Obedience Course starting on July 15. The course will run on Tuesdays, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Dogs must be over four months old with proof of rabies and canine distemper shots. The first session will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include a demonstration so do not bring your dog to the first session. After the first session, participants will be required to purchase a suitable collar and a leash that is appropriate for the individual dog. List dog’s name, breed and age.  Read more

Children can learn to play the pennywhistle

REGION — Don Castellow will teach a pennywhistle workshop for beginners this summer for ages nine to 12 at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) in Narrowsburg, NY and at the Delaware Youth Center (DYC) in Callicoon NY.

The pennywhistle is a member of the flute family and is a fun and easy instrument to learn. No previous experience or musical training is required. During the workshop, students will learn to read music and play tunes on the pennywhistle.  Read more

Security guard pre-assignment training course

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES will offer an eight-hour Pre-Assignment Security Guard Training course on July 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Street Education Center. The cost of the course is $80.

This course will satisfy the minimum criteria recommended by the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council and leads to a training certificate required for employment as a security guard.  Read more

SEEDS presents forum on high performance, passive and zero net-energy homes

HONESDALE, PA — The local non-profit group Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support (SEEDS) will host a free presentation on how to design, model and construct high performance, super-insulated, zero net-energy homes on Tuesday, July 15 at the Park Street Complex from 7 to 9 p.m.  Read more

Programs at Port Jervis Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — This July, the Port Jervis Free Library in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County will hold two free sessions in its continuing summer Backyard Series.

“Introduction to Food Preservation, “presented by Master Food Preserver James Thomas, will meet on Thursday, July 10 from 6:30 to -8 p.m. The class will cover food safety, equipment, canning basics, high-acid and low-acid canning, preserving jams and jellies, pickling, freezing foods, as well as drying foods and herbs.  Read more

CCE offers Elder Law Forum for Estate Planning

MONTICELLO, NY — Caregivers, seniors and the public are invited to attend a free Elder Law Forum on Thursday, July 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center. The forum will share the knowledge and expertise of four esteemed attorneys on various aspects of estate planning. Presenting will be Frances Clemente, Esq., Stefanie A. Sovak, Esq., Steven N. Mogel, Esq. and Richard Zirt, Esq.  Read more

Library announces website design series

CALLICOON, NY — On Wednesdays, July 9 through July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. the Western Sullivan Public Library will host a series of website design workshops at the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon. Workshops will begin with the basics of Word Press, a web-design, template-based tool, and will work through the process of creating a professional website with graphics, subpages, and a modern design. By the end, participants will have built a website. Visit the library on Facebook, Twitter, or at www.WSPLonline.org or call 845.887-4040 for more information or to register.

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