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October 06, 2015
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Members sought for library planning group

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library is looking for a few civic-minded people to help with future planning. Over the past few months the library has been conducting a comprehensive survey asking for library users and non-users alike to let the library know what they are doing well and where they could improve. It’s time to gather the data, analyze it, and then set the wheels in motion for the next five years.  Read more

Pike chamber seeks event hosts

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce has networking event/card exchange opportunities available for October, November and December 2015, as well as early 2016.
Events are held at the sponsors’ places of business and can be used as a marketing opportunity to get customers in your door and make new connections. Some fun ideas could be a Halloween or pumpkin theme for October, a harvest theme for November or a holiday celebration for December.  Read more

Partnership announces awards

ROCK HILL, NY — The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development has named Dr. Gerard Galarneau, Catskill Regional Medical Center’s CEO and Chief Medical Officer, its 2015 Walter A. Rhulen Award recipient. The partnership will also recognize Roberta Byron-Lockwood, president of the Sullivan County Visitors Association, and Cathy Paty, president of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, as Distinguished Service Award winners. All will be honored at the Partnership’s annual meeting on October 8 at The Sullivan in Rock Hill.  Read more

Hamlin Rotary plans Safe Kids event

HAMLIN, PA — The Rotary Club of Hamlin, with the help of a district grant, will hold a Safe Kids Day on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Evergreen School, Rte. 191. Each child visiting at least half of the safety tables will be able to enter his or her name for a chance to win a special prize. There will be free refreshments, fun activities and handouts for the children.  Read more

Taylor appointed innovation instigator

MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello Central School District Board of Education recently approved the appointment of Dana Taylor as innovation instigator/supervisor of special programs. Taylor is taking on this role after having served as a speech therapist for the district for more than 20 years.  Read more

Donation to keep library open Sundays

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Public Library recently received an anonymous $5,000 donation in order to reopen the Milford branch on Sundays, between 12 noon and 4 p.m., for one full year. Beginning Sunday, October 3, the library’s Sunday schedule will return to its previous hours. In response, executive director Rose Chiocchi said, “We are extremely thankful to the donor and happy that we will be able to once again offer seven days of full service in our Milford location. We are still hopeful that the Dingman location will be able to restore some of its hours in the future.”  Read more

5k for Wounded Warriors

MILFORD, PA — There will be a 5k run/walk in Gold Key on Sunday, October 4, beginning at 9 a.m., to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and a community swim team, the Gold Key Gators. The race will be around the lake at Gold Key. Register online at raceroster.com/events/2015/5786/gold-key-5k. Race-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. and will cost $25 per person. Awards will be given to the top three runners and the top three walkers in each age group. There will also be a kids’ fun run beginning at 10:30 a.m. for children under eight, which is free.  Read more

Shelley’s Frankenstein at Unitarian meeting

BEACH LAKE, PA — Visiting minister Mary Tiebout will deliver a talk titled “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or the New Prometheus” at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, September 20 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. Prometheus’s name means forethought, and the presentation will include thoughts about theology, technology and human nature. A social time and refreshments will follow the program. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

Grey Towers visit

CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Young at Heart organization will sponsor a trip to Grey Towers in Milford, PA on Tuesday, September 22, leaving from the Youth Center by carpool at 10 a.m.  Read more

Aesthetic Dentistry barbeque benefits canine division

PORT JERVIS, NY — Aesthetic Family Dentistry will host its first annual community barbeque from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, rain or shine, at 155 E. Main St. The free event is open to the public, and proceeds will benefit the Canine Division of the Port Jervis Police Department.

Dentists Dr. Seth Horn and Dr. Dide Tosyali will be serving up free hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and other dishes prepared by Smokin Steve’s BBQ to the community on the lawn of Aesthetic Family Dentistry’s practice.  Read more

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