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August 20, 2014
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JAKES Day in Matamoras

MATAMORAS, PA — The local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold its JAKES Day event at the Matamoras Rod and Gun Club on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. The club is located on Gun Club Drive off of Cummins Hill Road at 120 Gun Club Rd.

JAKES, which stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship, is dedicated to informing, educating and involving youth in wildlife conservation and the wise stewardship of natural resources.  Read more

Western Sullivan Public Library announces new logo contest

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL) is launching a new website this September and needs a new logo to go with it. WSPL is asking artists to submit a new, original design that represents the three branches of the library—Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon, Jeffersonville Branch and the Tusten-Cochecton Branch in Narrowsburg—by August 15.  Read more

Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy Program receives grant

HONESDALE, PA — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy Program (WPALP) a $ 3,500 grant to support adult literacy. WPALP is the only free tutoring service for adult residents of Wayne and Pike counties.  Read more

Attic Treasures seeks consignors

HONESDALE, PA — The public is invited to consign items for the Attic Treasures consignment shop sponsored by Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary at the 52nd annual Wayne County Antiques Show on July 12 and 13.

Consignors can bring items such as jewelry, glassware and small pieces of furniture to Wayne Highlands Middle School, 482 Grove St., on Friday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Consignors receive 80% of the sale price and the auxiliary keeps 20% to benefit the hospital. For information, call co-chairperson Martha Bergesen at 570/253-5502.  Read more

Skodas lauded for their many years of community service

REGION — Sen. Bonacic and his wife, Pat Bonacic, recently congratulated Gerald and Rosemary Skoda on Sunday, June 1, at the United Way champagne brunch. The Skodas were honored for their many years of service to the Sullivan County community through their work with United Way and other organizations. They have given not only their time and energies, but also tons of vegetables from their farm to various charities. Sen. Bonacic presented them with a New York State Senate resolution in recognition of their lifetime of work.

Black Bear Film Festival welcomes new board members

Milford, PA — The Black Bear Film Festival recently appointed four new members to its board of directors. The new members are local residents, film enthusiasts and active participants in community organizations, and have been dedicated film festival volunteers in previous years. The 15th annual Black Bear Film Festival will take place this fall, October 17 through 19.  Read more

Pike County Bar Association donates to Marley’s Mission

HAWLEY, PA — Pike County Bar Association members presented a donation of $1,500 to Marley’s Mission at a benefit held at Settler’s Inn, Hawley on June 7. Marley’s Mission provides equine therapy free of charge to children and their families who have suffered trauma where traditional counseling and therapy measures have ended.

Dinner co-chair Kelly Gaughan praised Marley’s Mission, stating that, “Equine-assisted psychotherapy provided at Marley’s Mission has shown positive results in children by increasing confidence and reducing anxiety.”  Read more

Honesdale’s fireworks celebration seeks donations

HONESDLAE, PA — Honesdale’s 2014 fireworks celebration will take place on Thursday evening, July 3, with a rain date of Sunday, July 6. Once again, the Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) plans on providing a display of fireworks.

The cost of providing this show has increased over the years and is quite costly. The GHP is seeking donations. Every contribution helps and all are greatly appreciated. No contribution is too small. “Major Sponsors” ($500 or more) will be acknowledged in the GHP advertising about this event if donations are received by June 18.  Read more

Fundraiser to benefit Sullivan County organizations

GLEN WILD, NY — Catskill Promotions will hold a jewelry auction to help raise funds for two organizations in Sullivan County, the Federation for the Homeless and United Way of Sullivan County.
This joint fundraiser will be held at BHR (Bernie’s) in Rock Hill on Thursday, June 26. BHR is a co-sponsor of the event.  Read more

GHP seeks vendors, antique dealers, artists and artisans

HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) is looking for people who want to have an exciting weekend in July. Are you a talented craft vendor, antique dealer, artist/artisan, or unique food vendor? The GHP invites you to participate in its upcoming Honesdale Goes Hollywood 54th Sidewalk Sales. The theme is Hollywood and the event, which is sponsored by The Dime Bank, will be held on Honesdale’s Main Street on Friday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Read more

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