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October 23, 2014
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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 May 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Street Education Center. The cost of the course is $80.  Read more

Pond and lake management workshop

HAWLEY, PA — Regardless of its origin or intended use, management of a pond or lake may present the individual landowner or community organization with many complex and difficult management decisions. To assist private pond owners and lake-based communities with making informed and sound management decisions, a workshop will be held at the PPL Environmental Learning Center, Route 6 in Hawley on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will receive an overview of lake and pond ecology and management. Topics to be addressed include monitoring, aquatic plant control, restoration issues and wildlife issues. The cost is $25 per person and includes continental breakfast and informational materials.  Read more

Hay & Forage Education Pasture Walk with CCE Orange, Sullivan & Ulster

PINE BUSH, NY — Seasoned farmers or beginners can gain knowledge at a hands-on Hay and Forage Education Pasture Walk offered on Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This partnered program with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties will be held at Richard Blazeski Farm on Sinsbaugh Road in Pine Bush.  Read more

Grant writing courses offered at BOCES

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES will offer grant writing courses. Classes are held on Tuesdays at the St. John Street Education Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fee for each class is $35.  Read more

Career help sessions

MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will hold career counseling sessions on Wednesday, April 30 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon; and Saturday, June 21 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Read more

Aging, medicine and alcohol

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — During the month of May the PrimeTime Health Wayne County senior center presentations will be on prescription drug safety. Dates and locations for presentations are May 1 at Northern Wayne Fire Company (Crosstown Hwy., Lakewood); May 7 at Honesdale Senior Center (323 Tenth St.; 570/253-4262); May 8 at Hamlin Senior Center (Rt 590, Township Building; 570/689-3766); and May 12 at Hawley Senior Center (Bingham Park; 570/226-4209). This program will be presented by Charlotte Myers, certified prevention specialist from the Wayne County Drug & Alcohol Commission.  Read more

‘Technology Tuesdays: Robotic milking dairies’

REGION — The Pocono District of Penn State Extension will hold a “Technology Tuesdays: Robotic Milking Edition: Cow Behavior in a Robotic Milking Dairy” free online workshop designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisers on April 29 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.  Read more

How you can go solar—for free

GLEN SPEY, NY — An informational workshop on solar power will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Homestead School, 428 Hollow Rd.  Read more

AARP Driver Safety releases the 2014 Wayne County class schedule

WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Office on Aging is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program. There will be several eight-hour sessions, taught by a volunteer instructor. Those completing the course will be given a certificate that is valid for three years. There will also be a four-hour classroom refresher course that is designed for drivers 50 and older.  Read more

Informational session on feral swine

LIBERTY, NY — Feral swine, also known as feral pigs or wild boars, have become a nuisance in New York along with many other states in the U.S. The term feral swine can be given to any domestic pig that escapes or is released, a wild boar native to Eurasia, or cross-breeds between the two. An informational session offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County, as part of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), will take place on Tuesday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Education Center.  Read more

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