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High tunnel and greenhouse tour

CLARYVILLE, NY— An educational tour of high tunnel and greenhouse agricultural production practices is offered on Monday, August 3, by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC). It will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Neversink Farm at 635 Claryville Rd.  Read more

Free Naloxone overdose training

MONTICELLO, NY — There will be a free Naloxone overdose training at Catholic Charities Recovery Center in the Gerry Conference Center, 396 Broadway, on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. For more information call 845/794-8080, ext. 117.

Unitarian meeting

BEACH LAKE, PA — Christine San Jose will offer a selection of poetry readings from the ancient past through to today at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 19 at the Berlin Township Community Center. A social time and refreshments will follow the program. For directions visit

Filmmaking classes for youth

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Icehouse Arts kicks off its 12th season of youth filmmaking classes next week at the Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor, to be followed later by classes in Callicoon, Narrowsburg and Eldred.

Media artist Ron Littke will teach one-week filmmaking workshops for kids. Students will gain experience in scriptwriting, directing, acting for film, camera work and editing as they make an original movie.  Read more

Discuss ‘On the Road’ at Crawford

MONTICELLO, NY — Retired public library director Alan Barrish will lead a discussion of Jack Kerouac’s “‘On the Road’ and all things ‘Beat’” at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Monday, July 20 at 7:15 p.m. One of the main characters in “On the Road” is Sal Paradise, a young innocent, who joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfillment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream.  Read more

Learn to make your own cheese

COCHECTON CENTER, NY — Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Education Center will hold a repeat of its hands-on ricotta cheesemaking course on Saturday, July 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reservations cost $40.

Learn the basics of cheese making, including a chance to milk a goat. Find out how to make cheese in your own kitchen, with local goat or cow milk, or what you buy at the supermarket.

There will be samples of local cheese to taste and suggestions for creative ways to serve the cheese you make. Email

Reduce your energy carbon footprint and costs

LIBERTY, NY — Homeowners and renters can learn to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills at a Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Wednesday, July 22. This EmPower New York class is being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County at 6 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

Participants who attend this free event will learn about reducing energy bills by following some low-cost and no-cost energy conservation methods. Each person will receive three compact fluorescent light bulbs at no cost to them.  Read more

Dietitian Guiser on new senior center menus

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging has welcomed Lynn Guiser, MS, RD/LD, dietitian, to its staff. Guiser has been revising all of the agency’s menus to include new, creative and healthier meal options for the Wayne County Senior Centers and for those who receive their meals at home.  Read more

Spirit Quest Expo

NARROWSBURG, NY — There will be a Spirit Quest Expo on Sunday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Tusten Town Hall (lower level), 210 Bridge St.  Read more

Block printing at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — Heather Hogan-Spencer of The Bodhi Tree Art School and Studio will teach “DIY: Block Printing,” part of a Do-it-Yourself workshop series presented by The Cooperage Project, on Thursday, July 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Read more

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