HONESDALE, PA — Reaching out to area veterans and their families, Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) will again host the American Legion Service Officer Outreach program at his Honesdale office on Monday, September 8.
A service representative will be at the office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Peifer’s office at 570/253-5533. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to learn techniques for seed saving at a Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Master Gardener workshop on Tuesday, September 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) will hold its annual Thank-You Picnic on September 6 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the organization’s Bethel office. The event is free for members and friends, and those considering joining the organization. Read more
PIKE COUNTY, PA — Boy Scouts from both Shohola Troop #76 and Matamoras Troop #77 participated in a railroading merit badge program held recently at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Lancaster County. The day-long workshop featured various railroad–themed activities that included hands-on interactions with museum artifacts, a G-scale railroad simulation, a railroad technology and car tour, and multiple demonstrations. The Scouts also had an opportunity to ride on the Strasburg Railroad. Read more
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — PA Assembly representatives Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) invite area senior citizens and their families to a free senior citizens expo on Thursday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dingman Township Fire Hall, 680 Log Tavern Rd., Milford (off Route 739). Read more
BETHANY, PA — The Bethany Collective, which was formed to support the beautification and preservation of the historic Bethany community, is seeking donations of art and antiques for a fundraising auction to be held on Saturday, September 20 in the bandshell on the Bethany green.
“We’re looking for art work, gift certificates, antiques, and collectibles,” said Chris Peroni, organizer of the event. “People can either donate or offer items on consignment.” Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County is launching a capital fundraising campaign to upgrade the energy efficiency at its Literacy Center at 63 North St. in Monticello. Located in the former Social Security Administration building that was built in the early 1980s, the center has recently installed insulation as a first step. The next step is to replace the building’s original heating and air conditioning system. Because this work is expensive, the organization is asking for the community’s help. Read more
NORTH BRANCH, NY — On Friday, August 29, beginning at 5 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church of North Branch will hold its Big August Campout on the back lawn behind the church at 999 County Rte. 95. This is a free event for teen and pre-teen youth and their families.
“Youth and their families may bring tents, trailers or RVs to set up on the lawn, parking lot or driveway,” said Rev. Dr. Norm David, pastor and host of the campout.” Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The popular community chorus, The Wayne Choralaires, begins rehearsals for the 2014 Christmas concert series on Wednesday, September 3 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in the Wesley Room of the Central United Methodist Church in Honesdale. Rehearsals will be held every Wednesday until the first concert on Sunday, November 30. All voice parts are needed, and there will be a number of solo opportunities. Being able to read music is not required. Read more
LACKAWAXEN, PA — Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge #3-566 will hold its annual Scandinavian craft fair on Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Volunteer Firehouse, 574 Westcolang Rd. in Lackawaxen (Bohemia) just off Route 590 near Woodloch Pines. Admission is free. Read more