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
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
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
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
MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello High School Classes of 1954, 1955 and 1956 will be gathering together for a joint class reunion during this coming Labor Day weekend. It will begin with a casual get-together on Friday, September 4, at Mr. Willy’s Restaurant. On Saturday, a private tour of the Bethel Woods Museum is planned. This will be followed that evening with a dinner buffet at Mr. Willy’s. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Karen Corrigan’s Preschool and Child Care Home, operated by Karen Corrigan and Shannon Chakiris, recently held a backyard carnival, and all the proceeds were donated to the Wayne County Public Library. The carnival is held every year at the end of their summer camp program with the school-age children working for days to sort out prizes and set up for the event. The day of the carnival previous students return to help current school-age children operate games and fun activities for the younger children in the group. Read more
REGION — Celebrated throughout the month of September, the nationwide Library Card Sign-up Month encourages the public to discover the things a library card gives you access to.
“Your library card is your ticket to opportunity,” said Robert Hubsher, executive director of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS). “No other card in your wallet gives you free access to books, CDs, magazines and DVDs at your library and opens up the digital world to you with free access to downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and magazine articles.” Read more
BARRYVILLE, NY — The Barryville Area Arts Association (BAAA) will be interviewing to fill three to five seats for its advisory board, which will oversee the operation of the BAAA.
BAAA is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to build community by supporting art and community art events. Its website is barryvilleareaarts.org. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — The Sullivan County Democratic Committee (SCDC) will hold its 98th annual Jeffersonian Dinner on Saturday, September 12. The celebration, “A Salute to Democratic Leadership,” will be held at The Clubhouse at the Villa Roma Resort & Country Club. A cash-bar cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m., and dinner follows at 6 p.m. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Senior Legislative Action Committee of Sullivan County invites you to its monthly meeting, Friday, August 28 at 10 a.m. at the government center. The guest speaker will be Barry Kaufman, president of the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans (NYSARA), who will speak about Social Security on its 80th anniversary and the “Three-legged Stool” of retirement income: personal savings, pensions, and Social Security. Read more