POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — “Under Pressure... Not Cracking” is the theme of the 2014 breakfast series, which Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress will kick off on Monday, March 10, in Poughkeepsie. Four county leaders in the northern part of the region will discuss issues facing their communities. The panel includes Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus, Sullivan County Legislative Chair Scott Samuelson and Ulster County Executive Michael Hein. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — At the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service on Sunday, March 2, Ginny Nordstrom will introduce yoga’s ethical observance of Svadhyaya titled “From The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice.” She will share Deborah Adele’s interpretation of this guideline as self-study. The program will be held at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. Refreshments and a social time will follow the program.
ALBANY, NY — Students from Sullivan County BOCES will join more than 100 other high school students from across the state to compete for over $2 million in scholarships at the 10th annual New York State ProStart Invitational held at The Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park on March 7 and 8. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The awards committee for the 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Summit is currently seeking applications for its second annual Nonprofit Innovation Award. The award honors local nonprofit organizations that demonstrate innovation in the areas of collaboration, marketing, organizational operations and programs. It offers a $5,000 cash prize, as well as an opportunity for the organization’s team to present its creative initiatives to the judges and nonprofit leaders at the March 27 event at Bethel Woods. Read more
REGION — Students are invited to play in the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra’s high school/college invitational to be held on Saturday, April 12 in Tunkhannock, PA and on Saturday, April 26 in Hawley, PA. You could be paid to play the violin, viola, cello, bass, or percussion. To be considered, video yourself playing the excerpts on the website www.NorthernTierSymphony.org, and send the video to NorthernTierSymphony@yahoo.com by March 1. For more information, call 570/289-1090.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Georgette Pascotto and Pat Sanders will present a multimedia program of spoken word and song celebrating the life and music of Pete Seeger on Sunday, February 23 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Agriculture Protection Board, the Agricultural Advisory Board along with the county’s Division of Planning and Environmental Management, is working to update the county’s Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan. The original plan was completed in 1999. This update will evaluate the current status of farming in the county, and identify projects and actions that can be undertaken in the future to promote and enhance agriculture. As a first step, the county is seeking farmer and public input. Read more
BETHANY, PA — The first annual Soup-er Sunday, a fundraiser for the Bethany Library, will be held on February 23 at 11 a.m. for take-outs, or from 12 noon to 3 p.m. to eat in at the library/Bethany town hall, located at 8 Court St. Guests can choose from 17 varieties of homemade soups. Read more
FERNDALE, NY — Sullivan Renaissance is accepting applications for its 2014 community beautification and maintenance support grant programs. The deadline for completed applications is Wednesday, March 19. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Melinda Meddaugh recently accepted the position of Sullivan County Agriculture & Natural Resources Leader, a shared position between Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County and the Sullivan County Government. Meddaugh is a long-time resident of Sullivan County. Read more