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Organizational News

New director, board members for UDGLBT

REGION — The Upper Delaware GLBT Center (UDGLBT) Board of Directors announced changes to its board effective June 14.

Cary J. Giacalone, who joined the UDGLBT as secretary/treasurer and chair of the planning committee in 2012, has been elected executive director and president. He replaces Patty Tomaszewski who has been executive director and president since the inception of the UDGLBT in 2009.  Read more

Fair seeks entries

NEWFOUNDLAND, PA — The Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair is seeking entries for its 98th annual fair this summer, which runs from August 28 to September 7.

The 2015 Exhibit & Premium Handbook is now available online: visit and select “Get Involved—Exhibitors.”  Read more

SCVA photo contest underway

FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association’s (SCVA) #Sul livanSummer Photo Contest has officially kicked off and will continue through Sunday, July 26.  Read more

Monticello Kiwanis awards scholarships

MONTICELLO, NY — Eight Monticello High School seniors and their parents/guardians were guests of honor at the Monticello Kiwanis Scholarship Dinner that was recently held at the Blue Horizon Diner. A total of $8,500 was awarded in scholarships to these most deserving students. The recipients were Morgan Huebner, Alison Wells, Jasmine Ulger, Angelica Mack, Brandi Moore, Christiana Poli, Courtney Wissman and Jane Hyman. Pictured are Brandi Moore, seated left, Alison Wells and Jasmine Ulger.  Read more

Sullivan West seniors win Bodenstein Music Scholarship

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Bodenstein Music Advancement Scholarship of $500 has been awarded to Noah Bauer of Callicoon, who plays tenor saxophone. Noah plans to study electrical engineering at New Paltz in the fall, but, he says, “I plan on continuing my music career in college by auditioning for bands and gigs throughout the campus.”

Vocalist Leeann Bruestsch was awarded the Bodenstein Music Achievement Scholarship of $100. Her application states, “In order to lead a fulfilling life, you need to find something you’re passionate about and give all your energy in pursuit of that passion.”  Read more

Penny social in Damascus

DAMASCUS, PA — There will be a penny social to benefit the Conklin Hill Union Church maintenance fund, on Saturday, June 27, at the Damascus Community Center on Conklin Hill Road. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with drawing at 1 p.m. Hot dogs, cold drinks, coffee and tea will be available.

Riding academy receives Bryant grant

HONESDALE, PA — Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy (FHFRA) has received funding from the Michael Bryant Memorial Fund, in association with the Wayne County Community Foundation, which recently awarded its annual grants. FHFRA is a horse-centered therapeutic program for adults and children with emotional, physical and cognitive challenges. The grant will be used to provide scholarships for two individuals. Pictured in the front row are Abraham Bryant, left, and Jack Montgomery.  Read more

Shred Day

MILFORD, PA — Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc., has announced that Rodgers Olver Polley Insurance will host a Community Shred Day on Friday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals and businesses can bring all their papers and documents for shredding, with a $5 minimum donation for each box of materials to shred. All proceeds benefit Safe Haven of Pike County, the community’s crisis resource for victims of crime and abuse. The event will occur at Rodgers Olver Polley’s office at 106 Broad St. For more information about Shred Day, call 570/296-5588.  Read more

‘Do the Right Thing’ awards

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Fallsburg High School seniors Nyasia Harris and Karryn Smith received Al Rasnick “Do the Right Thing” Awards from Judge Bart Rasnick on February 26, 2015. Members of the school community nominated these students as deserving recognition for performing positive actions in school, in the home and in the Fallsburg community. They represent good citizenship and good values that we all want to encourage.  Read more

Neighbors helping neighbors

HONESDALE, PA — On Sunday, May 3, Honesdale High School freshman Mackenzie Porter, suffered a fracture in her back and a head trauma from doing what she loves, riding a horse. She is currently in ICU at Albany Medical Center with her family by her side. In the beginning of the school year her brother, Taylor, underwent multiple surgeries from a life-changing wrestling arm injury.  Read more

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