MILFORD, PA — Milford’s Long Meadow Chapel, a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, holds its fifth annual Fall Fun Festival on Saturday, October 25 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event. It will feature a bounce house, pumpkin patch, hayride, archery, face painting, jewelry making and other games for children. Refreshments include hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, hot cocoa and freshly pressed apple cider. The church is located on 429 Long Meadow Rd. one mile north of the intersection of Route 739 and Milford Road. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — If you stand for children and are inspired to assist them to learn and grown in a safe, comfortable environment, contact the Child Care Council for more information on how to start your own child-care business.
The Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc has determined a high need for child care for the evening shift of care throughout Sullivan County. There is also a lack of infant care and providers who accept subsidy payments through the Working Parents Program in Sullivan County. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Milford/Matamoras Chapter of Rotary International has committed $3,000 toward developing educational materials for a new hiking trail currently under development in the Milford Experimental Forest (MEF), Schocopee Road that is expected to open for education programs in Summer 2015. The funds will be used to augment an equal grant from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and will expand the capacity to provide access and educational opportunities on the unique and historic piece of land. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — At the start of each new year on the Jewish calendar, Jews start reading the Torah from the beginning. This means that the scroll must be rewound to the other end.
Temple Sholom of Monticello does it differently. The congregants unwind the entire scroll and check each section for signs of wear, which must be repaired to make the Torah scroll “kosher.”
Temple Sholom welcomes everyone to attend Simchat Torah services this Friday evening, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. to take part in this joyous and unusual ceremony. For further information, visit www.templesholomny.org
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeffersonville Enhances More of Sullivan (JEMS) has compiled a cookbook titled “Tasteful JEMS,” which is now available for sale. Its 140 recipes, from appetizers to desserts, are tried and true, according to taste testers in the community. Each recipe includes the contributor’s name, so it’s easy to find the recipes of friends and loved ones.
Special features include an article by Kathy Welton titled, “When Hardy Settlers Decided to Stay;” it tells the history of Jeffersonville and includes many old photos of “the way life used to be.” Read more
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Historical Society in Hurleyville (the Museum and Research Center) is looking for volunteers in many areas, especially genealogy. No specific skills are required but enthusiasm is a must. Two to four hours a week (or more) would be desirable. Call the museum or drop by for more information, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 845/434-8044.
LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan Renaissance is accepting applications for early admission to its 2015 community beautification grant program. Organizations that are considering gardening projects next year can get an assessment and review from Sullivan Renaissance staff this fall.
Applicants will be notified before Thanksgiving whether they have been approved for a grant in the 2015 program. For groups that are unable to apply early, applications will still be accepted until March 18, 2015. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — From now through December 14, Peck’s Markets at all five locations in Sullivan County will collect food donations for local food pantries. Items needed include soup, tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, canned fruit, boxed rice, canned meat, macaroni and cheese and more.
At the end of the drive, Peck’s will match what was donated in food, last year matching over $700 in food donated by shoppers. You can also make a monetary donation at the register on behalf of the food pantry. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The public is invited to the annual local history gathering of the Tusten Historical Society on Sunday, October 19, at 2 p.m. at Tusten Town Hall. On view for the first time will be the recently completed display panels on The Era of Aviation in Narrowsburg, replete with photo reproductions and text. Light refreshments will be provided. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — On Sunday, October 12, the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service (TVAS) celebrated 45 years of continuous service with a pig roast at Fireman’s Field. Pastor Don Beck, a founding member, recalls the first ambulance as one that had limited equipment. In comparison to today’s ambulances it “almost seemed like all we had on the ambulance was band aids,” he said. There have been a lot of changes in the TVAS over the years. Read more