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Jeff Bank calendar call to artists

REGION — Photographers are encouraged to submit up to four color images for the Jeff Bank 2016 Calendar Photo Contest. Submissions will be accepted February 20 to April 17. Organized by the Catskill Art Society (CAS), the theme of the contest is the Four Seasons of Nature and Landscapes in Sullivan County, NY. Recognizable locations are preferred, but not mandatory.  Read more

Little League for children with disabilities

HAWLEY, PA — Established in 1989, the Little League’s Challenger Division gives mentally and physically challenged boys and girls the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of participation in a Little League program structured to their abilities. Playing with the same uniforms and equipment on the same fields, participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, earning awards for their achievements and learning about the game of baseball, maybe even becoming a fan.  Read more

Basketball booster club fundraiser

BARRYVILLE, NY — The Eldred Basketball Booster Club Inc. will host its first fundraiser and auction on Thursday, February 19, at B.V.H. Sports Bar from 6 to 11 p.m. The classic menu and special dishes will be available for purchase, with 50% of all proceeds directly benefiting the Eldred Basketball Booster Club. The event will feature a silent auction, with local goods and services including massages, hair styling, restaurant gift certificates and more, beginning at 7 p.m.  Read more

Fundraiser for Music in the Park

MILFORD, PA — Milford’s Music in the Park concert series is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, and will hold a special fundraiser to celebrate the landmark. For 10 years, music has been rocking in the Ann Street Park, bringing folk, rock, country, indie, jazz and many more forms of music to the residents and visitors of Milford: MiZ, Mike Lawlor Banned, Marc von Em, Regina Sayles, The Juicy Grapes, The Parting Glass and the Tara Minstrels, and many more—and all for free.  Read more

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>. Send comments to and 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.

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