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Center for Developmental Disabilities Family Fun Day

MILFORD, PA — Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County (CDD) will host its second annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 23 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at its location at 101 Pocono Dr. There is no admission fee, and all activities are free of charge. Donations are being accepted to help fill the pantry and the supply closet for the upcoming school year.  Read more

Items needed for yard sale to benefit animals

HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a yard sale/open house on Saturday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Billy’s is a rescue shelter for abused farm animals. Located in Cherry Ridge Township, it is currently feeding, housing and caring for more than 25 farm animals.

Donations of gently-used good quality items are being sought for this event. No clothing or exercise equipment.
Money raised will go to purchase feed, fencing supplies and to cover veterinary costs. The price of animal feed is rising daily and these large animals eat a lot.  Read more

Fixing up the SPCA: Helping animals in need

ROCK HILL, NY — The 2014 Sullivan Renaissance Interns volunteered at the SPCA in Rock Hill for a day of service on August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The SPCA is located at 104 Rock Hill Dr.

Interns painted interior and exterior areas, worked in the garden and spruced up the grounds. As part of this service activity, interns have placed collection boxes in their communities soliciting dog and cat food to donate to the SPCA.  Read more

Wayne County to count homeless population

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Volunteers are needed for a summertime count of homeless individuals in Wayne County. The so-called “point-in-time count” will be conducted on Thursday, August 21 between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. This is a bi-annual event in which volunteers spread throughout the community seeking out those who are homeless to obtain statistical information to be entered into a federal database that prioritizes funding for housing related monies.  Read more

Wayne County Community Foundation presents scholarships

HONESDALE, PA — Celebrating its 20th year, the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) recently held its annual reception to award scholarships to deserving Wayne County graduating seniors. In total, the foundation, along with its scholarship partners, presented 40 scholarships of $1,000 each this year. Shown in the lefthand photo (above) are Kuni Holbert of the scholarship committee, front row, left; winners Micalea Rhone, Kelsey Russo and Allyson Wittenbrader. In the back row are winners Justin Bates, left, and Aaron Whitmore and Paul Meagherof the scholarship committee.  Read more

Professional Women of Sullivan County installation, awards ceremony

ROCK HILL, NY — The Professional Women of Sullivan County (PWSC) recently installed new officers and awarded scholarships on May 21 at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant. New officers include president, Adrianna Mayson-Greco; vice president, Amy Colon; treasurer, Donna Mulvey; co-secretaries, Carol McKay and Martha Grill; and corresponding secretary, Debbie MorelliSpeer.  Read more

Golfers raise $22 thousand for New Hope Community

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community (NHC) welcomed many of its supporters and friends to the historic Big G golf course at Grossinger’s Country Club in Liberty on May 19 for the fourth annual Wallace Berkowitz Cup.  Read more

Wayne Library Alliance conducting online survey

REGION — From August 1 to August 22 the Wayne Library Alliance will conduct an online survey to find out how its patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the value of providing free access to computers and the Internet within the community. The impact survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete.  Read more

Tour the Old Stone Jail, special invite to law enforcement

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society and the county commissioners invite you to tour the Old Stone Jail on Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. They extend a special invitation to the law enforcement community of Wayne County and beyond. If you are (or were) a sheriff, police, correctional, or probation officer, lawyer, U.S. marshal, or any other federal, state, or county law enforcement officer, they would like to meet you and show you around the jail that was built in 1858. Don’t worry; you won’t have to work the whole shift. Stop by and share your stories.

Kiwanis Club gives scholarships to outstanding students

WOODRIDGE, NY — The Woodridge Kiwanis Club held its annual scholarship dinner at the Woodridge Family Restaurant, where five $1,000 scholarships were given to seniors from the Fallsburg Central School District.  Read more

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