MILFORD AND HONESDALE, PA — In late September, the two library systems in Pike and Wayne counties will launch a collaborative project to share each other’s catalogs and circulation systems. By combining Pike’s catalog of approximately 64,000 titles and Wayne’s 96,000 titles, the expanded catalog will include roughly 160,000 items. Librarians do not yet know how many of these titles are duplicated in the two systems. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — A Special Kids Network meeting will be held on Thursday, July 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack High School cafeteria. These meetings are coordinated and facilitated by regional coordinators where individuals are brought together to collectively address an identified issue or need. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Public Library, located at 1406 Main St., has several events coming up. The first is for kids and families, the second two are for teens and adults. You can check the calendar at www.waynelibraries.org for all the summer events at the libraries throughout the county. Read more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community, Inc. has announced that its board of directors has chosen James Forbes, Jr. as the agency’s next executive director. Its current executive director, Arthur J. Moretti, is leaving to pursue other professional opportunities, and his final day will be August 11. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — A new promotional video was recently launched by The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) on its website and on YouTube. The four-minute video covers the town in all four seasons, along with its rich history, local businesses and eateries, recreational opportunities in the area and many events, including the free Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival. Read more
FALLSBURG, NY — Joe LaRuffa, a music teacher and band director at Fallsburg Central School District (FCSD) and former Town of Fallsburg councilman, became the second inductee into the Fallsburg High School Hall of Fame on June 29, 2014. Read more
CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — The Neversink Valley Museum of History & Innovation will present its third installment of its History Lecture Series on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m., featuring local historian Frank Salvati speaking about “The Infamous Walking Purchase of 1737,” to be held at the D&H Canal Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Rd. Light refreshments will be served.
Salvati is a resident of Port Jervis. He is a passionate student of the Indian wars, with a particular interest in the Northeast. He is a popular speaker on the French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Read more
POND EDDY, NY — Support two local fire departments at a classic car and motorcycle show at The River Runner’s Roost, 2378 State Route 97, on August 9 at 11 a.m. with vehicle judging at 4 p.m. There will also be an area vendor’s market, food, drink, music and fun. All proceeds and a portion of food sales will benefit the Lumberland and Westfall Township fire departments. The committee is currently looking for sponsors as well. For more information visit www.Riverrunnersroost.com, call John Codichini at 845/313-4317, or stop by the Roost for admission forms.
HAWLEY, PA and BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has welcomed Jennifer Sherwood to the organization as the new land protection coordinator. She joins the existing land protection team, which includes Amanda Subjin, stewardship and education coordinator; Jamie Bartholomew, monitoring coordinator; and Carol Smith, stewardship assistant. Read more
BARRYVILLE, NY — The Barryville United Methodist Church will sponsor a family Bible school on August 4 and 5 at the church on River Road/Rt. 97. The gathering is open to all beginning at 5 p.m. with a fellowship supper provided by the church, followed by praise and worship until 8 p.m. Children and adults will join in song and prayer for two evenings of “FFF: Food, Faith, Family.” There is no cost for this outreach program. For more details call the church office at 845/557-6216.