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December 01, 2015
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Banned Book Week at Crawford

MONTICELLO, NY — Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Banned Books Week, which is always held during the last week of September, highlights the importance of free and open access to information, and celebrates the ability to choose to read any and all books.  Read more

Wanted: best soup and chili

HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership is looking for contestants for its 10th annual Taste-off on Sunday, October 11. Due to the high cost of chicken wings, the partnership has decided to focus on two fall favorites this year; soup and chili. The contest, co-sponsored by Rent-E-Quip, is being held in conjunction with Harvest & Heritage Days, which is sponsored by The Dime Bank, with support from Wayne County Tourism.  Read more

Historical Society meets

LONG EDDY, NY — The Basket Historical Society will hold an open house and meeting on Saturday, September 26 at the museum on State Route 97. The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m., and all are welcome. The open house follows from 12 noon until 3 p.m. with the museum open. There also will be festivities in the park adjacent to the museum including food, live music and games for children. A guided walking tour and driving tour map of nearby historical points of interest will be available.  Read more

Scouts registration event

MILFORD, PA —On Tuesday, September 15, boys from Kindergarten through fifth grade can stop by the First Presbyterian Church on Broad Street from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to meet the scouts from Milford Cub Scout Pack 71. Registration will take place at this event. Email milford pack71@gmail.com or call 973/903-2832, or check out “Milford Pack” on Facebook.

Pike library cuts hours

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Public Library will be cutting its hours as of Tuesday, September 8. Over the past year, library membership has increased by 25%; however, as the library continues to grow, so do expenses, requiring the upcoming cuts.
The new schedule will be as follows:

Milford Branch: Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.  Read more

Public invited to SEEDS meeting

HONESDALE, PA — SEEDS invites the public to its annual meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at The Cooperage, at 1030 Main St., with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the annual meeting starting at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all SEEDS members as well as the general public. Come learn about local sustainability initiatives and environmental successes.  Read more

Aktion Club formed in Sullivan

MONTICELLO, NY — The Kiwanis Clubs of Monticello and Woodridge have become co-sponsors of the newly formed and chartered Aktion Club of Sullivan County. The club is made up of adults with disabilities who are affiliated with SullivanARC, New Hope Community and Center for Discovery. Some of the benefits these members achieve from participating in the Aktion Club are the opportunity to contribute to the community, develop social interaction awareness, improve their self-esteem and develop leadership skills.  Read more

School cafeteria information

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne Highlands School District cafeterias will be in operation on the first day of school, Monday, August 31. The prices for school lunches are $2.55 for elementary students (Kindergarten through fifth grade) and $2.80 for secondary students (grades six through 12). Reduced-price lunches cost $.40. Extra milk costs $.50. An extra entrée costs $1.50.
All cafeterias, Kindergarten through 12th grade, will begin serving breakfast on Monday, August 31. The price for school breakfast is $2 for all grades, and reduced-price breakfasts cost $.30.  Read more

Assistive Technology at senior centers

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Marianne Davis from Assistive Technology Resource Center at United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania will present a program for Wayne County seniors in September and October. This organization offers a variety of devices which can assist a person to communicate, work, play, learn, or perform other activities that may have been impossible previously. There is a wide variety of devices available at little or no cost to the individual. Davis will have many of these devices on display. The program will be offered at the locations below, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon.  Read more

The Pillowcase Project

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The American Red Cross will present The Pillowcase Project at the Jeffersonville branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library on Saturday, August 29 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.  Read more

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