LIBERTY, NY — Gardeners interested in finding the right plants to put in their gardens this month should look for the 2014 Renaissance Collection at their local garden centers.
The 24 plants in the collection are deer resistant, low maintenance and drought tolerant, and meet the challenges of gardening in Sullivan County. These are the perfect selections when choosing plants to start a new garden or as additions to established beds. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Rd. Appointments are limited and must be made by Wednesday, June 4. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 is holding its annual golf tournament at Grossingers Country Club on Sunday, August 17 at 12 noon. The cost of $90 includes refreshments, prizes and a steak dinner at the lodge. A portion of the proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. Call Rich Hugel at 845/856-5341 or Paul Manz at 845/794-7907. Sign up by July 31 and save $10.
STROUDSBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) program, a regrant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency administered in northeastern Pennsylvannia by the Pocono Arts Council, is now accepting applications for Project Stream grants for art projects in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties. Arts-related and community-based non-profit organizations or individual artists conducting arts programming open to the community are eligible. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan Renaissance is challenging seasonal bungalow colonies and summer camps to take part in a six-week-long Community Mitzvah Award contest this summer. The award is designed to engage these summer residents in the countywide beautification efforts. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Pike County Hands of Hope (PCHOH) is a non-profit Christ-centered organization dedicated to providing compassion and hope to homeless and near-homeless families and individuals by meeting their basic and urgent needs of food, clothing and shelter. PCHOH is currently seeking three volunteers to take up the part-time roles of outreach, fundraiser and public relations volunteers. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Acting Chief Richard Southerton of the Honesdale Borough Police Department announced that border-to-border seat-belt enforcement will run through June 8 as part of the statewide “Click It or Ticket” mobilization.
To increase safety on Pennsylvania’s roadways, state and municipal police will conduct Traffic Enforcement Zones, traffic safety checkpoints and roving patrols to target nighttime drivers until 10 p.m.
LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) Touch-a-Truck event is returning to the White Sulphur Springs Firemen’s Park on Shore Road (off State Route 52) on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the second annual of these community events that encourage kids of all ages to get up close and personal with equipment usually only observed from a safe distance: the vehicles and apparatuses of first responders, U.S. Armed Forces, construction and landscaping companies, farmers, utilities and other specialty trades and service providers. Read more
REGION — It is time to think about stocking your pond with bass and minnows. The Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual bass and minnow fish-stocking program. If your pond seems to have excessive vegetation, you may want to consider grass carp. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — “Fizz, Boom, READ!” is the theme of the summer reading program at the Wayne County Public Library. Children will explore the world of science through stories, songs, games and other activities. Experiments, robots, nature explorations and GROSSology will be filling the library. The 2014 summer reading program is free and open to children of all ages. Read more