ELDRED, NY — On Sunday, September 7, volunteers of all ages from across the U.S. will participate in the fifth annual Human Line of Hope. Participating teams will gather together while each person holds a letter, spelling out the name or phrase of their choice while standing in line. Messages can spell out the names of loved ones lost to cancer or words of inspiration. Each letter requires a donation, with all proceeds benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to funding childhood cancer research. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Beginning September 9, the Western Sullivan Public Library will offer a new morning story time schedule for children and their parents/caregivers. There will be two one-hour pre-school story times and one half-hour toddler story time per week.
Pre-school Story Time (ages 3 to 6 years): Jeffersonville, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. from September 9 to October 14; Narrowsburg, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. from September 10 to October 15. There will be stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and more. Read more
WAYMART, PA — Thanks to a partnership between Wayne County Habitat for Humanity and the organization SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support), a Habitat house in Waymart now boasts a clean solar thermal energy system.
“Keeping energy costs down, and maximizing energy efficiency helps Habitat families succeed in their home ownership,” said SEEDS Executive Director Jocelyn Cramer.
A guided tour of how the system was installed and how it works was presented last week at a press event. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — On Sunday, August 24 the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present Loren Floden’s exploration of using music for healing at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center.
“Where the harp sings, tranquility follows.” This observation led Floden, harpist and artist, to explore the healing powers of acoustic wave energy and the conscious and subconscious effects on the heart, body, soul and spirit. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Milford’s seventh annual Share the Harvest party will be held Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The River Rock Inn to benefit the local Ecumenical Food Pantry. The event will feature live music by Eric Langberg, dishes from 15 of Milford’s food purveyors like Fretta’s Italian Specialties, the Waterwheel Cafe and Jorgenson’s at The Dimmick as well as dozens of great prizes donated by area businesses. Read more
MATAMORAS, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 20th annual Community Awards Banquet on Friday, October 24 at The Riverview Inn. It is hosted by the chamber in partnership with service organizations from throughout the area.
The awards dinner is held each year to honor those volunteers and volunteer organizations from the community whose vital contribution adds so much to the quality of life in the Pike County area. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County (CDD) will host its second annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 23 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at its location at 101 Pocono Dr. There is no admission fee, and all activities are free of charge. Donations are being accepted to help fill the pantry and the supply closet for the upcoming school year. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a yard sale/open house on Saturday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Billy’s is a rescue shelter for abused farm animals. Located in Cherry Ridge Township, it is currently feeding, housing and caring for more than 25 farm animals.
Donations of gently-used good quality items are being sought for this event. No clothing or exercise equipment.
Money raised will go to purchase feed, fencing supplies and to cover veterinary costs. The price of animal feed is rising daily and these large animals eat a lot. Read more
ROCK HILL, NY — The 2014 Sullivan Renaissance Interns volunteered at the SPCA in Rock Hill for a day of service on August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The SPCA is located at 104 Rock Hill Dr.
Interns painted interior and exterior areas, worked in the garden and spruced up the grounds. As part of this service activity, interns have placed collection boxes in their communities soliciting dog and cat food to donate to the SPCA. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Volunteers are needed for a summertime count of homeless individuals in Wayne County. The so-called “point-in-time count” will be conducted on Thursday, August 21 between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. This is a bi-annual event in which volunteers spread throughout the community seeking out those who are homeless to obtain statistical information to be entered into a federal database that prioritizes funding for housing related monies. Read more