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St. Paul’s celebrates Oktoberfest

Narrowsburg, NY — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will hold a bratwurst dinner on Saturday, September 20. The Oktoberfest menu for the evening will include freshly-grilled bratwurst, homemade German potato salad and sauerkraut, applesauce, bread, dessert and beverages. Tickets cost $10 for adults and all take-outs, $7 for children six to 12 years of age. Children five and under are admitted free. The dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the church at 31 Erie Ave.  Read more

A new name for Sullivan County’s #1 morning show

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Listeners who tune in to Sullivan County’s #1-rated morning show on Thunder 102, will hear a slight change beginning Tuesday, September 2. Long known as “Ciliberto and Friends,” the show will change its name that day to “Ciliberto & Semerano.”

Thunder 102 broadcasts from its studio at the Colonial Square Mall in Liberty, NY. The name change reflects the continued and ever-increasing popularity of Michelle Semerano, who joined the program five ago.  Read more

Picnic planned for region’s dairy farmers

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Holstein Club will host its Dairyman’s Picnic for all dairy farmers and agribusinessmen in Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Susquehanna counties in Pennsylvania and Sullivan, Delaware and Orange counties in New York on Saturday, September 20 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at John Wetmore’s Auction Center, 39 Happy Hollow Ln., Honesdale. Guest speakers will be Ken Raney from the Pennsylvania Holstein Association and Tim Rogers from Select Sires. A covered dish and a donated item for auction will cover the entry fee. A benefit auction will also be held.  Read more

Therapeutic horse riding center seeks volunteers

MILFORD, PA — GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center is a Professional Association Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Premier Accredited Facility. GAIT TRC’s usual training schedule for new volunteers is every first Saturday of each month. Due to a busy schedule, GAIT’s last scheduled volunteer training course for the year will be on Saturday, September 13 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. This will be the last volunteer training for new volunteers until next year, but they still need volunteers all year long.  Read more

Craft vendors, artists and food vendors sought

HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) is looking for craft vendors, antique dealers, artists/artisans or a small specialty food cart (must fit easily on the sidewalk) for the upcoming “Harvest & Heritage Days.” This two-day event will be held on Honesdale’s Main Street on Saturday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Read more

Presentation of research on school houses of Wayne County

EQUINUNK, PA — The Equinunk Historical Society will feature historian Mimi Steffen in a program about “School Houses of Northern Wayne County” on Saturday, September 13, at 1 p.m. Through 20 years of rigorous research and continuing study, she has compiled a program based on photographs of rural schools in Preston, Scott, Buckingham, and Manchester townships. She has also published several books relating to this subject. She is in the process of compiling a data base of teachers who taught in these rural schools.  Read more

Western Sullivan Public Library announces Teen Book Club

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Beginning October 2, the Western Sullivan Public Library will offer a brand new Teen Book Club. The theme for this year is “Fractured Fairytales” and the group will read and discuss novels that bring a modern twist to classic tales. Ages 12 and older are welcome.

The club meets at the Jeffersonville branch on the first Thursday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m.  Read more

Library offers survey on when to have fall storytimes

MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library offers two free early literacy storytimes throughout the year; one for toddlers and one for pre-schoolers. They will continue to offer these programs in the coming year, in addition to continuing the Spanish/English story time. However, they need your help deciding when to have them.  Read more

Community gathers to celebrate rural living

DAMASCUS, PA — Harvest Festival and Farm Appreciation Day, a time to celebrate the joys of rural living, will be held at the Galilee Unity Grange on Saturday, September 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Harvest Festival is sponsored by the Damascus Area United Methodist Churches through the outreach ministries of the PEARL Center for rural ministry. Old time fun and games begin at 11 a.m. A Blessing of the Animals service will be held at 12 noon. Please bring your pets on leashes, in halters, or contained, for a blessing. Music begins at 1 p.m..  Read more

Farmers may receive reimbursement for planting cover crops

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne Conservation District will continue its incentive program to promote the planting of cover crops on fields that would normally be bare after harvesting. Cover crops are excellent soil protectors and nutrient scavengers.

Fields producing an annual crop (one that leaves the soil open) would qualify for cover crop seed, i.e. corn, soybean, or a commercial vegetable garden. The funding is available to active farmers only.  Read more

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