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Sullivan Litter Pluck scheduled for April 25

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County’s annual Litter Pluck Day will take place on Saturday, April 25. Because not everyone is able to participate on the same day, the Sullivan County Legislature is extending the period during which county transfer stations will accept debris free of charge from April 25 to Sunday, May 3, to allow each community an opportunity to participate. The Sullivan County Division of Public Works and Solid Waste will donate trash bags for this community-based, roadside cleanup event.  Read more

SEEDS seeks items for Swapapalooza

HONESDALE, PA — SEEDS seeks donations for a silent auction that will be held at its annual “rent party” fundraiser on Thursday, May 7. It is asking for corporate gift baskets, gift cards and/or merchandise donations from area businesses to help raise funds for SEEDS. Your donations are tax deductible.  Read more

Boy Scouts hold chicken barbeque

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Boy Scout Troop 106 will hold a chicken barbeque, take-out only, on Saturday, April 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church. The cost is $10 each. For more information, call Pete Starkweather at 845/482-9080. Troop 106 Boy Scouts are sponsored by the Jeffersonville Lions.

Child Safety Fair, Child Abuse Town Hall

MILFORD, PA — Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc. will sponsor two events over the next two weeks as part of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The first event is the 4th annual Child Safety Fair, which will be held Saturday, April 25, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 101 St. Vincent Dr. (Route 739). Families will enjoy music, food, arts and crafts and face painting, along with informational activities to promote the message of child safety.  Read more

Scientist who’s been in space to speak at Bernt Balchen Lodge

LACKAWAXEN, PA — Bernt Balchen Lodge, Sons of Norway, will meet on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Lackawaxen Firehouse, Route 590, with Dr. Greg Olsen as guest speaker. Olsen spent several years of his young life in nearby Rowland and attended school in Lackawaxen. The family eventually moved to New Jersey where he graduated from high school in Ridgefield Park, NJ, studied physics at Fairleigh Dickinson University and later, the University of Virginia, where he earned a Ph.D. in materials science. He is a scientist and entrepreneur who co-founded Sensors Unlimited in 1991.  Read more

Port enters ‘America’s Best Communities’

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce has entered the “America’s Best Communities” (ABC) competition on behalf of the City of Port Jervis and the Town of Deerpark, and will serve as the lead applicant. The competition is a $10 million pool to be awarded to communities that present the best vision for economic revitalization and sustainable growth in their rural communities within Frontier Communication’s 27-state footprint.  Read more

Sullivan travel guide available

FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association’s (SCVA) 2015 Sullivan County Catskills Travel Guide is now available. The new edition features an updated, pull-out map and a comprehensive listing of county attractions, accommodations and restaurants. It has a chart showing which body of water to fish by what type of fish you want to catch. It organizes amenities and activities for outdoorsmen, ecotourists, agritourists, hunters and fishermen, foodies, music lovers and more.  Read more

DHP holds annual dinner

HAWLEY, PA — Join the Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP) for its annual dinner and meeting on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Hawley United Methodist Church. DHP will be celebrating accomplishments such as the Benjamin Moore Main Street Matters program and other DHP streetscape improvements, the festivals and mixers, and the new businesses in town.  Read more

All-day Zen meditation

HONESDALE, PA — Two Rivers Zen Community (TRZC) will hold a zazenkai, a daylong retreat devoted to Zen meditation practice, on Sunday, May 3. Doors open at 7:45 and the first sitting begins at 8 a.m. Anyone who has practiced with Two Rivers or has experience with formal Zen practice elsewhere is welcome to attend.  Read more

‘Look Good, Feel Better’

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) Cancer Support, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, will host a free program called “Look Good, Feel Better” on Tuesday, April 21 at 3 p.m. The program will be held at CRMC, 68 Harris Bushville Rd., in boardroom A located on the second floor of the Ambulatory Services Building.  Read more

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