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Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office promotes three members

MONTICELLO, NY — Sheriff Mike Schiff congratulates three members of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division who were recently promoted. From left to right are, Sheriff Schiff, Corporal Dale Niemann, Sergeant Blake Starner, and Lieutenant Luis Alvarez.

Historian recounts ghost tales

NARROWSBURG, NY — Sullivan County historian John Conway had the audience in the palm of his hand last weekend, as he regaled the crowd with stories about reputed ghost stories throughout the county. Stories from the Revolutionary War mixed with tales from more recent times entertained folks at the Tusten-Cochecton branch of the Western Sullivan Library, and Conway encouraged folks to dig deeper into some of the spooky stories, which included the Hex Murder Ghost that some claim can still be seen on the Old Stone Arch Bridge crossing Callicoon Creek.  Read more

Feed-A-Friend Campaign starts in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The WNEP Feed-A-Friend campaign has begun. Now in its 30th year, WNEP-TV, Pepsi-Cola and the community have collected and distributed food to needy families in many local communities. All of the money and food collected in Wayne County stays in Wayne County to help support local food pantries. Donation bottles, sponsored by Pepsi, and barrels marked “Feed-A-Friend,” will be on display throughout November for non-perishable items.  Read more

Fellowship Fair at St. Paul’s in Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — The annual Fellowship Fair to benefit St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will be held Saturday, November 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall, 31 Erie Ave. St. Paul’s Women’s Group sponsors the event.

Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering hot beef on a bun, homemade soups and desserts. Tables will display baked goods, Rada cutlery, crafts and various white elephant surprises.  Read more

Barbara Durbak to be honored with community service award

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — The SYDA Foundation announced that Barbara Durbak of Woodbourn. has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award. The award includes a monetary gift of $5,000. The award will be presented to Durbak on Thursday, November 20 at 2 p.m., at the monthly meeting of the Sullivan County Legislature at the Sullivan County government center in Monticello. The public is invited.  Read more

Free Thanksgiving meal in Monticello

MONTICELLO, NY — The Food Pantry Committee of the Monticello Interfaith Council is planning a free community Thanksgiving Meal on Saturday, November 22 and is asking for contributions from area groups and individuals. The meal will be held between 12 noon and 4 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Monticello High School.

“We are driven to meet a need in our community and bring people together,” says Janet Veale, Food Pantry Committee member. “We are aiming to provide a warm meal in an inviting setting for at least 500 people. But we can’t do it without assistance.”  Read more

Wayne County Historical Society to hold Fall Dinner

HAWLEY, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society will hold its annual Fall Dinner on Saturday, November 1 at 5 p.m. at Lukan’s Farm Resort near Hawley. In addition to a meal, the activities for the evening include a gala silent auction with baskets and gift certificates. Shown in the photo are volunteers Sue Houck and Kay Stephenson with some of the baskets that will be sold at auction, and an original Howard Becker painting (dated 1954) which will also be auctioned on Saturday night.  Read more

Teen bloggers needed at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. (EB) Crawford Public Library is looking for teens who love reading and writing to be bloggers for the library’s Tumblr. They are looking for teens to write book reviews, poems, short stories, fan fiction, and anything else you can think of. If you are interested, attend the informational meeting on November 18 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Joanna at 845/794-4660 ext. 8, or by email at

Join in the volunteer planting of spring bulbs

CALLICOON, NY — Volunteers will be planting spring bulbs on each of the first two Sundays in November at locations throughout the hamlet of Callicoon. The planting is scheduled by the Callicoon Business Association. Sullivan Renaissance is providing bulbs and planting instruction in order to promote the use of deer-resident bulbs and encourage volunteer participation through the fall.  Read more

Auxiliary plans 74th Mistletoe Ball

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is planning a special evening for its 74th annual Mistletoe Ball on January 17 at the Waterfront at Ehrhardt’s in Tafton. “A Pink Tie Affair” will feature prizes for the most creative tie and the most creative accessory and offer 10 special raffle items. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a mobile telecommunications van equipped with mammography and ultrasound systems. The van will improve access to mammography throughout the hospital’s service area.  Read more

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