NARROWSBURG, NY — Thanks to a $500,000 gift from New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, seen at the right rear in the photo, Ten Mile River Scout Reservation will be able to provide new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related merit badges and program activities to Scouts in many contemporary subjects, including environmental awareness and sustainability. The donation will go toward funding the construction of the Billy and Keith Johnson Scout Program Center. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Western Sullivan Public Library has just released its Community Assessment Survey. We kindly ask members of our community to fill out this brief survey so that the library can better assist you. All surveys must be completed by September 30.
Everyone who completes this survey can choose to be entered for a prize. You can take the survey at your local branch or virtually by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YVW25HK.
HAWLEY, PA — The Pike-Wayne License Beverage Association (PWLBA) named three graduating seniors as recipients of the 2015 scholarship awards, with each student receiving $1,000. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — There will be a bake sale and raffle on Saturday, July 25 at the Callicoon Country Fair to benefit Liana Immel and her family. On April 1, four-month-old Liana aspirated, causing her to go into cardiac arrest and leading to brain injury. She was placed on a feeding tube and suffered some vision loss. During treatment she was placed in a rehab facility to work on improving brain function, but after developing a high fever, Liana was admitted back into the hospital and surgery was done to remove fluid in her brain. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The annual Jeffersonville Firehouse Book Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday, August 13, 14 and 15, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A special members-only pre-sale for Friends of the Western Public Library (FOL) will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12. If you’re not already a member of the FOL, new “Friends” will be welcome to join at that time.
Thousands of used and new books will be available for rock-bottom prices. All proceeds go right back into supporting our three library branches in Jeffersonville, Callicoon, and Narrowsburg.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library aims to have a library logo in place for its move to the new library in the fall. Working with Monticello Central School District high school art teacher Brenda Sywalski and the students in her graphic design class, the field was narrowed down to three logos created by students Brandi Moore, McKaela Bunce and Jonathan Fox. To see the logos and to vote, visit the library’s home page ebcrawfordlibrary.org and click the logo link or come into the library to see the logos on display and vote in person. The deadline is July 31.
HONESDALE, PA — Mick’s Barber Shop recently disbursed a check for $4,200 to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI) for its Buzz-Off Cancer 2015 event. For the event, participants agreed to have their hair sheared off at Mick’s, and gathered donations from friends and associates for doing so. Seen here are Bridget Gilligan of Mick’s Barber Shop, left; Liza Walton of Mick’s Barber Shop; Tiffany Kominski, “buzzee” who had the highest single donation, at $378. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Senior Legislative Action Committee of Sullivan County (SLAC) will hold its July meeting on Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. at the Ted Stroebele Neighborhood Facility, 2 Jefferson St. (across from the Government Center). The featured speaker will be Michael Burgess, past director of the New York State Office for the Aging, who will join in celebrating Medicare’s 50th anniversary, and give an update on current efforts to expand both Medicare and Social Security.
SLAC is affiliated with NY Statewide Senior Action Council. For more information call 845/807-0241 or 985-7901.
NARROWSBURG, NY — There will be a penny social and silent art auction on Saturday, July 18 at the Tusten Town Hall. Doors open at 12 noon, and calling begins at 1:30 p.m. The net proceeds will benefit the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service and New York Power Authority (NYPA) Fire Victims Fund.
CALLICOON, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library runs a business group that provides businesspeople the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, share ideas with the team, determine discussion topics, and explore the technical skills necessary to grow and manage more effectively. The business group meets every Wednesday at the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon on alternate weeks from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon, or from 5 to 7 p.m. Check with the library for specific times each week. Read more