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April 18, 2015
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Scientist who’s been in space to speak at Bernt Balchen Lodge

LACKAWAXEN, PA — Bernt Balchen Lodge, Sons of Norway, will meet on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Lackawaxen Firehouse, Route 590, with Dr. Greg Olsen as guest speaker. Olsen spent several years of his young life in nearby Rowland and attended school in Lackawaxen. The family eventually moved to New Jersey where he graduated from high school in Ridgefield Park, NJ, studied physics at Fairleigh Dickinson University and later, the University of Virginia, where he earned a Ph.D. in materials science. He is a scientist and entrepreneur who co-founded Sensors Unlimited in 1991.  Read more

Port enters ‘America’s Best Communities’

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce has entered the “America’s Best Communities” (ABC) competition on behalf of the City of Port Jervis and the Town of Deerpark, and will serve as the lead applicant. The competition is a $10 million pool to be awarded to communities that present the best vision for economic revitalization and sustainable growth in their rural communities within Frontier Communication’s 27-state footprint.  Read more

Sullivan travel guide available

FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association’s (SCVA) 2015 Sullivan County Catskills Travel Guide is now available. The new edition features an updated, pull-out map and a comprehensive listing of county attractions, accommodations and restaurants. It has a chart showing which body of water to fish by what type of fish you want to catch. It organizes amenities and activities for outdoorsmen, ecotourists, agritourists, hunters and fishermen, foodies, music lovers and more.  Read more

DHP holds annual dinner

HAWLEY, PA — Join the Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP) for its annual dinner and meeting on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Hawley United Methodist Church. DHP will be celebrating accomplishments such as the Benjamin Moore Main Street Matters program and other DHP streetscape improvements, the festivals and mixers, and the new businesses in town.  Read more

All-day Zen meditation

HONESDALE, PA — Two Rivers Zen Community (TRZC) will hold a zazenkai, a daylong retreat devoted to Zen meditation practice, on Sunday, May 3. Doors open at 7:45 and the first sitting begins at 8 a.m. Anyone who has practiced with Two Rivers or has experience with formal Zen practice elsewhere is welcome to attend.  Read more

‘Look Good, Feel Better’

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) Cancer Support, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, will host a free program called “Look Good, Feel Better” on Tuesday, April 21 at 3 p.m. The program will be held at CRMC, 68 Harris Bushville Rd., in boardroom A located on the second floor of the Ambulatory Services Building.  Read more

Safe Haven plans assault awareness events

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc. plans a month-long local observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Among the events are “Dine Out for Dignity,” a fundraiser at The Grotto in Milford on Friday, April 10 at 6 p.m.; a candle lighting to honor victims of sexual assault at various houses of worship throughout Pike County on Sunday, April 13 (to include your house of worship in this event, ask clergy call 570/296-2827, ext.  Read more

Donations sought for tricky tray

MILFORD, PA — The Delaware Valley School’s Future Business Leaders of America Class and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce are looking for donations for its first annual tricky tray fundraiser, to be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Delaware Valley Middle School gym.  Read more

Kiwanis family walks to fight hunger

MOUNTAINDALE, NY — The Kiwanis Clubs of the Hudson River West Division will hold their fourth annual Kiwanis Walks for Hunger on Saturday, April 18. All food items collected in Sullivan County will be distributed to various food pantries and distribution centers within the county.  Read more

‘Keep Calm and Woman On’

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan’s 19th annual Women’s Conference is set to take place on Saturday, April 11. This year’s theme is “Keep Calm and Woman On.” The keynote speaker will be Michele Balan. A finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Balan has appeared on the Joy Behar Show, Byron Allen’s “Comics Unleased” and the OUTlaugh festival on MTV. There will also be a full day of workshops on topics from jewelry making to cake decorating and from beauty tips to the latest fitness craze, Piloxing.  Read more

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