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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

Sullivan County CROP Hunger Walk set

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Sign up now for the Sullivan County CROP Hunger Walk, to be held Sunday, October 5 in Jeffersonville. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with the step-off at 2 p.m. Join the walk to help raise funds for local food pantries and global efforts to end hunger.

You can help by joining or forming a team, or donating at www.cropwalk.org. For more information, call Pat at 845/932-8525.

Meet-and-greet for Sullivan County food pantries

MONTICELLO, NY — The Food Pantry Committee of the Monticello Interfaith Council invites representatives from Sullivan County food pantries and food closets to attend a first-ever “Food Pantry Meet-and-Greet” on Monday, September 8 at the United Methodist Church, 445 Broadway. The discussion begins at 5 p.m.  Read more

Fall story times at your library

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. They will offer two one-hour pre-school story times per week as well as one half-hour toddler story time. The new schedule is shown below. Explore early literacy with stories, rhymes, songs, flannel boards and more.

Register until September 5 at your local branch, by calling 845/482-4350, or emailing KOHara@rcls.org. For more information visit Facebook, Twitter @WSPLibrary, and www.wsplonline.org.  Read more

Catskill Fly Fishing Center to induct Hall of Fame members

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — On October 11, 2014, at a reception and ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, Bob Popovics, Paul Schullery, Joseph Bates Jr. and R.B. Marston will be inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. A recognition dinner for inductees and the award of the Lee Wulff Conservation Award to John Waldron will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Wulff Gallery adjacent to the museum.  Read more

Nick Troiano at the next Patriot Connectors meeting

HAWLEY, PA — Nick Troiano, running for Congress for the U.S. 10th District of Pennsylvania as an Independent, will be the guest speaker at the September 11 meeting of the Patriot Connectors. The meetings are held in the Wallenpaupack School library from 7 to 9 p.m. The Patriots meet every month to invite citizens of the community to learn more about how the U.S. government was formed and how it is now currently being run. Guests are able to voice their concerns, suggestions and comments in a forum, free and open to the public.  Read more

Veterans’ assistance available at Peifer’s office

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

Seed-saving workshop with ‘The Dirt Diva’

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

Delaware Highlands Conservancy community picnic

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

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