HAWLEY, PA — With the support of The Foundation for Rural Service and the South Canaan Telephone Company, Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance (WPWA) has purchased the technology necessary to begin development of a distance learning network. Transportation is a key inhibitor for residents to access educational opportunities and WPWA is creating the network to facilitate the offering of both post-secondary and other training opportunities that can be streamed to its Hawley location. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Swing by the new library and enjoy a story time. The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library has weekly story times for toddlers and preschoolers at its new location, 479 Broadway. Fall story times will start Monday, November 9. Read more
FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association is asking all tourism businesses to submit their completed business profiles to ensure inclusion in 2016 Sullivan County Catskills printed materials and on its website no later than October 30. This free listing will be included in the 2016 Sullivan County Catskills Travel Guide, distributed throughout the nation and internationally via print and a downloadable version accessible from the scva.net website. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Wayne Bank’s Pike County offices in Milford, Lords Valley and Shohola will observe a Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, October 30, to kick off their annual food drive. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The public is invited to attend the annual local history gathering of Tusten Historical Society at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 25 at the Tusten Town Hall on Bridge Street. Ingrid Peters of the National Park Service will speak on the life of Zane Grey, prolific novelist, and the Zane Grey Museum located in his former home at Lackawaxen, PA. In 1989 the Park Service purchased the museum, which is included in the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River designation because of Zane Grey’s association with the Delaware River and its effect upon the budding writer. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society will honor four inspirational projects with Historic Preservation Awards at a reception in the main museum at 810 Main St. from 5 until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. A short presentation on each of the award-winning projects will be given and the awards will be presented. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Wasylyk Karate Schools of Honesdale, Hawley and Newfoundland have put their “fists” together to organize a board-break-a-thon fund drive to benefit local veterans on October 24 at the Wallenpaupack Area High School, starting at 10 a.m. Funds are being raised to support local veterans by getting sponsors to donate $5 for each of their board breaks or $20 dollars for a Gold board break.
Admission is by donation, and 100% of your donations go to local veterans programs.
Corporate sponsorship levels are $100 for bronze, $250 for silver, $500 for gold and $1,000 for platinum. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau has scheduled sign-up dates for its seasonal program, which assists low-income county families by purchasing gifts for their children for Christmas. They are Wednesday, October 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Thursday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room. Read more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Sullivan West Student Council is sponsoring a clothing drive fundraiser at the high school in Lake Huntington until November 4. A dumpster donated by Thompson’s Sanitation is next to the visitors’ parking circle in the front of the building for your convenience in dropping off bags. Acceptable items include clothing, sheets, comforters, quilts, blankets, shoes, pocketbooks, backpacks, belts, hats, gloves, scarves, ties, baby toys and accessories, hard toys and bikes. For more information, call 845/932-8401, ext. 1101.
NIAGARA FALLS, NY — Former NYSMA President Dennis Quinn, left, passes the gavel to Liberty Town Justice Harold J. Bauman. Bauman was sworn in by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochulas, president of the New York State Magistrates Association (NYSMA), at its annual conference in Niagara Falls on September 29. The organization is dedicated to making the judicial system more accessible and fair to the citizens of New York. Bauman has been a member of NYSMA since 2003 and has previously served as a director, treasurer, vice president and president-elect. Read more