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Alzheimer’s support group meets

LIBERTY, NY — The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet on Tuesday, March 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility, 170 Lake St. The guest speaker will be Bonnie Lewis, RN, Community Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension, who will discuss issues relating to “Caring for You, Caring for Me.”

The meetings are open to the public, to all caregivers/family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.

For more information contact Vanessa Lescano at 845/292-4200, ext. 3402.

Long Term Care Council

MONTICELLO, NY — The Long Term Care Council will meet on Wednesday, February 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the legislative committee room at the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North St.

The council is the advisory board for Sullivan NYCONNECTS, the single point of entry for information on long-term services and supports in Sullivan County. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Call 845/807-0257.

Safe Haven project to help protect children

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Thanks to a $36,286 grant funded by the PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency, Safe Haven of Pike County will add a new staff position, a Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT) coordinator, in the coming weeks. This position will coordinate the activities of those professionals who investigate child abuse in Pike County. According to the model set of standards for Pennsylvania’s Multidisciplinary Investigative Teams, successful MDITs:

• Promote the safety and best interest of the child; 

• Minimize the trauma experienced by the child; 
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Rolling V receives EPA emissions-reduction grant

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Rolling V Bus Corp. will upgrade a number of its vehicles after receiving a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In accepting the $60,000 in grant funds through the National Clean Diesel Campaign, Rolling V has agreed to retire some of the older and less eco-friendly buses in its fleet and replace them with newer, highly fuel-efficient vehicles that conform to the latest emissions standards, set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Read more

WJFF requests public comment on policy

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — WJFF Radio Catskill has asked the public to comment on the proposed draft of the employee handbook (see www.wjffradio.org/wjff/index.php?section=95>. Send comments to board@wjffradio.org and feedback@wjffradio.org). The 30-day public comment period ends on the date of the February board of trustees meeting, Wednesday, February 18.

WMH Auxiliary to sponsor jewelry sale

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a “$6 Jewelry Sale” by K&J Jewelry on February 5 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, and on February 6 in the hospital’s David Katz Conference Center.

Both sales will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited. More than 1,000 items will be offered at $6 each, as well as other upscale fashion accessories. Proceeds benefit the auxiliary’s 2015 fund-raising project, a mobile mammography van.

PA environmental, energy grants available

HARRISBURG, PA — Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) is encouraging local governments, businesses and municipal authorities to review the state grant programs now available through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for a variety of environmental and alternative energy programs.

The following programs are funded by Act 13 of 2012, the Marcellus Shale impact fee legislation. Applications will be accepted from March 1 through June 30, with expected CFA board action in September.  Read more

Honesdale Fire Department gets grant

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation recently gave a grant to the Honesdale Fire Department, Hose Co. Number 1. The grant is in support of the company’s plan to purchase and upgrade technology equipment. Pictured are Brian Dulay, deputy chief; Warren Schloesser, Wayne County Community Foundation grants chairman; and Steve Bates, chief.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

MONTICELLO, NY — Come to the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Saturday, February 7 for Take Your Child to the Library Day. Sign up your child for a library card, and pick up a few books to read. Craft supplies will be out all day for you to make your own creations, and there will be a movie at 2:30 p.m.  Read more

UDC officers to be sworn in

NARROWSBURG, NY — Magisterial District Judge Ronald J. Edwards will preside over a swearing-in ceremony for officers of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. at the UDC office located at 211 Bridge St. The public is welcome to attend. A reception with cake and coffee will take place at the end of the monthly business meeting.

The 2015 UDC officers who will take their oaths are Chairperson Alan Henry, Berlin Township, PA; Vice-Chairperson Susan Sullivan, Town of Tusten; and Secretary-Treasurer Jeffrey Dexter, Damascus Township, PA.  Read more

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