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December 05, 2016
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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

On meditation and psychology

BEACH LAKE, PA — Deborah Chandler, Ph.D. will speak on meditation and psychology at the service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 10 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Meditation is a method for getting to know our selves. Psychology is a method for clearing the obstacles to this knowledge. Chancler will explore the dynamic relationship between these two methods. She is a licensed psychologist in private practice in South Fallsburg, NY who has been practicing meditation since 1981.  Read more

Learn about adopting a pet

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at the Port Jervis Free Library is pleased to announce that it will host Susan Beecher, director of the Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society, who will present a program for everyone who is considering adopting a pet, on Saturday, May 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the library, 138 Pike St.  Read more

Green cleaning forum

DAMASCUS, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) will present a forum on green cleaning, “How and Why to clean your home/body without harsh chemicals,” on Tuesday, May 12 at the Damascus Township Community Center; 60 Conklin Hill Rd. at 9 p.m.  Read more

Facebook advertising seminar

PORT JERVIS, NY — Tim Sohn, founder of Sohn Social Media Solutions, will present “Grow Your Business with Facebook Advertising” on Tuesday, May 19, from 6 to 7:30 pm., at Port Jervis Public Library. Business owners and employees will learn many of the ways to target Facebook ads, including increasing the reach of Facebook business page posts, getting more Facebook likes, driving traffic to business websites, increasing attendance at events, getting people to claim offers, reach people at local businesses, and more.  Read more

Meetings on Liberty school district budget

LIBERTY, NY — On May 19, Liberty Central School District voters will consider a $42.9 million budget proposal for 2015-16 that carries no tax levy increase. Voters will also consider a scaled-down capital project and elect three out of four candidates to fill three open seats on the Liberty Board of Education.  Read more

Food preservation workshop

LIBERTY, NY— There will be a Master Food Preserver Certification program on May 19, 20 and 21, offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC). The three-day workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day in the new Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen of its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

A trip to Ghana

BEACH LAKE, PA — Penelope Ghartey will follow up on two previous presentations at a service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 26 at the Berlin Township Community Center. In the first talk, Penelope described a village scene from her 1969 trip to Ghana; in the second she gave a flashback to meeting her Ghanaian husband in Toronto and told how little she knew about race relations at that time. This third talk will cover the plane trip to Ghana in 1969, her arrival and her experiences in an urban household in the capital of Accra.  Read more

DIY journal-making at Crawford Library

MONTICELLO, NY — Join DIY artist Ramona Jan, in creating a blank journal from discarded hardcover library books from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Thursday, April 23. Old books will be taken apart and the back and front covers freshened up using paint, stencils, paper layering and more. New blank pages will be added to your up-cycled journal, and two or more binding techniques will be demonstrated. A $3 per person materials fee is due upon registration. All materials provided. This program is intended for adults and teens.  Read more

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