LAKEWOOD, PA — Santa (aka John Fearon) visited the Northern Wayne Senior group recently, and is seen here with George Cover. The group meets every first Thursday of the month at the Northern Wayne Fire Company. It is on opportunity to get together with your neighbors, share a few laughs, learn from the speakers, exercise, play bingo and have lunch (call a week in advance to order, 570/253-4262).
SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Fallsburg Library hosts a series of events on a regular weekly basis. On Mondays at 3:30 p.m., there is a free Test Assessing Secondary Completion course, through which you can get a high school diploma. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., there is an adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) course. And at 6:30 p.m., there is a children’s night story hour and craft. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Coasters Car Club continues its giving tradition by presenting the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau (WCCCB) with a check for $800. Seen here are Lou Chimento (Coasters Car Club vice president), Carleen Faatz of WCCCB and Coasters Car Club President Arnie Milidantri. Read more
FREMONT CENTER, NY — The Fremont Center Community Church will close for the winter season, partially as a cost-savings measure. The last regular 2014 worship service of the non-denominational church located on County Route 93 in Fremont Center took place on December 28. Services will be suspended in January and February, and are scheduled to resume, weather permitting, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15 with the Rev. James O’Rourke officiating. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Honesdale Senior Center received a visit from Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Brian Duke, seen above at left, for its annual Christmas dinner. Wayne County Commissioners Brian Smith, Jonathan Fritz and Wendell Kay also joined the celebration, which served a ham dinner to 118 people. In addition to holding special celebration meals throughout the year, the center serves lunch on a regular basis for a donation of $2. Other activities include cards, bingo, painting and more. Visit aging.co.wayne.pa.us or call 570/253-4262.
NORTH BRANCH, NY — It will be a banner day for Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sunday, January 11, with six children received by Christian baptism and three adults affirming their baptism. Rev. Dr. Norm David, one of the congregation’s pastors, will welcome them into the congregation at the 11 a.m. service. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Universalist Unitarian Fellowship will convene at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 4 at the Berlin Township Community Center to hear Pat Sanders lead a service focusing on the book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by surgeon Atul Gawande. The book calls for a change in the philosophy of health care, so that members of the medical profession might “enable well-being” rather than just health and survival. There will be a social time and refreshments following the service. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.
MONTICELLO, NY — The first meeting of the Sullivan County Philatelic Society in 2015 will take place on Saturday, January 3 at 1 p.m. at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center at 2 Jefferson St.
There will be a special trading session in which everyone brings an envelope of 25 stamps to trade with others. Each envelope will be put in the grab bag and then picked out. There will also be a 10-lot auction. The meeting is open to all.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will hold its annual meeting, including election of officers for 2015, on Thursday, January 8, at the UDC office located at 211 Bridge St. beginning at 7 p.m. This meeting is one week later than the normal first Thursday of the month. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — Catskill Citizens for Sustainability will hold a “Congratulations, It’s Ban” party on Sunday, January 4 at Kristal Bowl in Callicoon from 3 to 6 p.m. to celebrate the recent announcement that horizontal hydrofracking will be banned in the State of New York. Event information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/730989383636687.