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July 12, 2014
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Joel Hill Saw Mill begins new season

LOOKOUT, PA — The old Civil War era Joel Hill Saw Mill will rumble to life again on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for another season of tours and sawing demonstrations. The event is free, the labor provided by a dedicated group of volunteers who run the old mill.  Read more

Farm bureau discount program

REGION — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau has initiated a new program that combines 24 statewide discounts now in effect with local discounts from Wayne and Pike county businesses.

When farm bureau members show their membership card at 36 locally-owned businesses, they may receive discounts ranging from five to 15% off purchases and services.

“We are amazed at the support we have received and would like to thank all these establishments for their cooperation in this endeavor,” said Wayne County Farm Bureau President Karl Eisenhauer.

Participating businesses are:  Read more

2014 Women Who Make a Difference

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The SUNY Sullivan Foundation recently announced its 2014 Women Who Make A Difference honorees. This year, seven women will be recognized in six categories for their contributions to the Sullivan County community.

The 2014 categories and honorees are:
Higher Education: Lisa Lindquist, former professor, SUNY Sullivan division of Liberal Arts and Humanities
Healthcare: Dr. Katherine Seibert, oncology, Hudson Valley Healthcare
Law Enforcement: Sgt. Cheryl Crumley, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department  Read more

Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

MONTICELLO, NY — Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? You might keep up with “The Walking Dead” and have “Zombieland” memorized, but you may not have all the supplies you need. On July 10 at 6:15 p.m., teens can come to the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library to build their zombie apocalypse survival kits, and brush up on their survival skills. Work in teams of three to complete challenges. The more challenges you successfully complete, the more prepared you will be when the dead rise up.  Read more

Wayne Co. Historical Society honors founder of farm museum

HONESDALE, PA — Joseph B. Park, 1896-1970, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the award “People Who Make a Difference in Wayne County Agriculture,” the first time the Wayne County Historical Society has given the award posthumously. The J. B. Park Farm Museum, located at the Wayne County fairgrounds, was named after Park and is visited by thousands each year during fair week.  Read more

A Midsummer Night’s Soirée, a community event

MILFORD, PA — Celebrating its crystal anniversary, the Black Bear Film Festival will host a party highlighting great film and filmmakers at High Point Golf Club, 342 Lake Shore South, Montague, NJ on August 2 to raise money for the growing film festival. The evening will include guest appearances by VIPs from the independent film industry, food by area restaurants, sushi prepared by the golf club’s master sushi chef, a live six-piece band from New York City, and dancing on the patio.  Read more

JAKES Day in Matamoras

MATAMORAS, PA — The local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold its JAKES Day event at the Matamoras Rod and Gun Club on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. The club is located on Gun Club Drive off of Cummins Hill Road at 120 Gun Club Rd.

JAKES, which stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship, is dedicated to informing, educating and involving youth in wildlife conservation and the wise stewardship of natural resources.  Read more

Western Sullivan Public Library announces new logo contest

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL) is launching a new website this September and needs a new logo to go with it. WSPL is asking artists to submit a new, original design that represents the three branches of the library—Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon, Jeffersonville Branch and the Tusten-Cochecton Branch in Narrowsburg—by August 15.  Read more

Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy Program receives grant

HONESDALE, PA — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy Program (WPALP) a $ 3,500 grant to support adult literacy. WPALP is the only free tutoring service for adult residents of Wayne and Pike counties.  Read more

Attic Treasures seeks consignors

HONESDALE, PA — The public is invited to consign items for the Attic Treasures consignment shop sponsored by Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary at the 52nd annual Wayne County Antiques Show on July 12 and 13.

Consignors can bring items such as jewelry, glassware and small pieces of furniture to Wayne Highlands Middle School, 482 Grove St., on Friday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Consignors receive 80% of the sale price and the auxiliary keeps 20% to benefit the hospital. For information, call co-chairperson Martha Bergesen at 570/253-5502.  Read more

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