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Dog obedience classes

SHOHOLA, PA — A new session of dog obedience classes will begin with orientation on Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m. at the Tri-State Dog Obedience Club (TSDOC) facility at Shohola Business Center on Route 6. Classes are held days and evenings, Monday to Friday. Registration prior to orientation is preferred. Visit or call 570/296-5594 and leave a message with your address.  Read more

Two agri-business workshops offered

LIBERTY, NY — Two workshops on agricultural business management topics for farm owners and managers will be offered in March by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC), at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Lunch is included.  Read more

Courses at Temple Sholom

MONTICELLO, NY — The second semester of our successful Sholom Jewish University for adults will begin the week of March 2 and run through May. Each course consists of 10 classes.

All classes are open to the community. The cost to temple members is $36 per course per semester and is $54 to non-members. Temple Shalom is located at 5 Dillon Rd.

Discovering Judaism – Tuesdays 12 noon-1:15 p.m. or 3:15-4:30 p.m.  Read more

Reverse mortgage program rescheduled

HAMLIN, PA — The presentation on reverse mortgages previously scheduled for the Hamlin Senior Center on February 6 (see our January 15 issue) has been rescheduled. Speaker Katrina F. Boyer, consumer outreach liaison for the PA Department of Banking and Securities, will now speak in Hamlin on Friday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The center is located at the Salem Township building on Route 590, 570/689-3766. For more information visit

Elephant expert to speak at meeting

MONTICELLO, NY — Richard Chiger, elephant expert, will be presenting a different kind of program at the Catskill Exotic Bird Club on Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at 20 Crystal St. The talk will be about elephants and what is happening to them today in our world, including the horrors of the ivory trade and its effect on the extant populations of wild elephants. The talk will also focus on the conditions of captive elephants with emphasis on the ones that Chiger has known personally, where they live, how they live and what can be done to make their lives better.  Read more

Learn to make homemade, healthy pet treats

LIBERTY, NY — Anyone looking to take control over what the family pet is eating, avoid unhealthy additives and tailor treats to a pet’s preferences is encouraged to attend a workshop on how to safely and successfully make pet treats at home presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Food Preservation program. The class will be held on Saturday, February 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen in its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Upcycled tee shirt tote bags

HONESDALE, PA —­ On Thursday, February 12, Rachael Arnone of “bachestinks” will lead “DIY: Upcycled Tee Shirt Tote Bags,” the first installment in a new a do-it-yourself workshop series presented by The Cooperage Project. The class will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main St.  Read more

Issues in girls’ education

BEACH LAKE, PA — Gloria Tabares and Pat Sanders will present a program with clips from a film about the worldwide educational situation for girls at a service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Univeralists at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 8 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. The stories told of individual girls can inspire thought and action. There will be conversation and refreshments after the program. For directions see

Farm tax workshop

LIBERTY, NY — A farm tax workshop will be offered on Wednesday, February 4 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s (CCESC) Agriculture program. It will be held at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Getting certified for farmers’ market nutrition programs

LIBERTY, NY — There will be a free workshop on Thursday, February 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan, to help farmers and farmers’ market managers receive certification to accept Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks, including WIC (Women Infant and Child) FMNP checks, Senior FMNP checks, and WIC Vegetables and Fruits Checks. It will also discuss the advantages of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and how to accept SNAP benefits at a farmers’ market.  Read more

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