HAWLEY, PA and BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has welcomed Jennifer Sherwood to the organization as the new land protection coordinator. She joins the existing land protection team, which includes Amanda Subjin, stewardship and education coordinator; Jamie Bartholomew, monitoring coordinator; and Carol Smith, stewardship assistant. Read more
BARRYVILLE, NY — The Barryville United Methodist Church will sponsor a family Bible school on August 4 and 5 at the church on River Road/Rt. 97. The gathering is open to all beginning at 5 p.m. with a fellowship supper provided by the church, followed by praise and worship until 8 p.m. Children and adults will join in song and prayer for two evenings of “FFF: Food, Faith, Family.” There is no cost for this outreach program. For more details call the church office at 845/557-6216.
BEACH LAKE, PA — At 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 20 the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will sponsor a presentation by Mort Malkin and Christine San Jose titled “Our Genetic Heritage: Are We Wired for Violence or Cooperation?” They will make the case for cooperation and caring, based on human history from 50,000 BCE until now, including the story of Hatshepsut, the peaceful female pharaoh, and a reading of Edheduanna’s anti-war poem, “Lament to the Spirit of War.” Following the service at the Berlin Township Community Center, there will be social time and refreshments. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Friends of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will hold a raffle for A Taste of Sullivan County. Winners of three prize packages will be drawn at the Monticello Bagel Festival on August 17. Each package will include gift certificates to a variety of restaurants in Sullivan County. The first prize package is valued at over $500, second prize at over $200, and third prize package is valued at over $100. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Log rolling, a brand new event, will be added this year to the 31st Woodsmen’s Competition on Saturday, August 2 at 2 p.m. during the Wayne County Fair. Chainsaw tree felling, axe throwing, two-person crosscut, Jack and Jill crosscut, skill tree felling, and five classes of chain sawing, including one class for ladies only, will be featured. Competitors from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and beyond can win trophies and prize money for finishing in first, second or third places. The registration deadline is Friday, July 18. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Jeffersonville Lions Club will host its annual charity horse show at Bridle Hill Farm on Saturday, July 26. Classes for all levels of horse and rider are on the schedule, and new for this year are classes for standardbred horses. English, hunter and Western divisions are on the prize list.
All-day fees are offered for 4H and New York State Horse Council members. The farm is on Hemmer Road outside of Jeffersonville and spectators are welcome. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The saying “History repeats itself” is one that is becoming all too familiar as the Wayne County Historical Society finds itself once again in the position of conducting a search for an executive director. The position is open for the second time in less than a year for the same reason. The current director will be leaving the area to accompany a spouse on a career opportunity. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — This summer two book sales will be held to benefit the Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL), the annual Firehouse Book Sale and the Callicoon Street Fair Book Sale. The Street Fair Book Sale will be held on Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot behind the library in Callicoon. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Career educator Tony Nappo will speak on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s most recent book, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,” at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m.
Goodwin has written numerous books including “The Fitzgeralds & the Kennedys” and “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.” She has received numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize in history, the Harold Washington Literary Award, the Ambassador Book Award, the Lincoln Prize and the Book Prize for American History. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County commissioners at their meeting on Thursday, July 10 appointed Peter W. Becker as the Wayne County Historian, a position made vacant with the passing of Richard Eldred earlier this year. Becker was named to the post on the recommendation of the Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS) by a resolution of the WCHS Board of Directors. Read more