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Renaissance interns at work

FERNDALE, NY — Sixteen Sullivan Renaissance interns have begun work in communities throughout Sullivan County to assist with the care of gardens and other public projects. From small planter boxes and established gardens to park enhancements and Main Street revitalization, these young people are working alongside community volunteers to make a difference in their communities.
The 2014 Sullivan Renaissance interns are:
• Hannah Bisland – Lumberland Parks and Recreation
• Celina Castellano – Woodbourne Action Committee
• Blake Costa – Liberty CDC  Read more

United Way names Bob Rosen Memorial Scholarship recipients

MONTICELLO, NY — Bradley Dreher of Roscoe and Melissa Symanski of Parksville were chosen to receive United Way of Sullivan County’s 2014 Bob Rosen Memorial Scholarship Awards. The scholarship winners each received a $500 check to help advance their educational goals. The scholarship is open to graduating students in all Sullivan County school districts and is awarded on the basis of a combination of GPA, extracurricular activities, community service, athletic participation, character references and a 500-word essay.  Read more

In support of J.J. Hanson

MONTICELLO, NY — There will be a benefit for J.J. Hanson on Wednesday, July 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Monticello Motor Club. Three hours of cocktails and gourmet light fare will be served.  Read more

Bilingual story times at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

MONTICELLO, NY — There will now be free bilingual story times at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Toddlers to five-year-olds and their families can come to the library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for a Hebrew/English story time, and again on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for a Spanish/English story time. Walk-ins will be welcome as space permits.  Read more

Summer bus trip announced

REGION — Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Sandy’s Travelers will sponsor a summer bus trip. A portion of the proceeds benefits the hospital.

A bus trip to opening day at the Little League World Series in Williamsport on August 14. The trip includes a tour of the World of Little League Museum, opening ceremonies and two Little League games. Reservations are due by August 1.

To make reservations or for more information, call Sandy Kline at 570/253-4931 or 570/352-4991, or email sandystravelers@gmail.com.

Villa Roma bone marrow drive

CALLICOON, NY — The second annual Villa Roma bone marrow drive will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 11 to 12 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Villa Roma Resort located at 356 Villa Roma Rd. Event organizer Faith Metzinger said, “Our volunteers are ready, willing and able to help you through the process of being swabbed, which takes approximately two minutes. You’ll leave feeling like you did something wonderful.” At last year’s kick-off event, 190 individuals were swabbed. Metzinger added that she’s hoping to double or even triple that number, this year.

Northeast PA Audubon Society awards college scholarship

HONESDALE, PA — Every year the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society (NEPAS) presents a $4,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a career in an environmental field.

Kristin DeVilliers is this year’s scholarship winner. Daughter of David and Dawn DeVilliers, Kristin is a 2014 graduate of Delaware Valley High School in Milford and will be attending Unity College in Maine. She plans a double major in captive wildlife care and education and adventure education.

For more information visit www.AudubonFestival.com.

Writer/activist to explore topic of fascism

BEACH LAKE, PA — At 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 13 at the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist service, local activist and writer Skip Mendler will lead an interactive discussion on the topic “If You Can Keep It: A Handy Guide to the Prevention and Early Detection of American Fascism.” His presentation, based on a forthcoming book of the same title, will explore the origins and meanings of the word “fascism,” the traits of fascist states, and practical strategies that citizens can use to counteract the development of fascism in the United States.  Read more

Screening of documentary “Miss Representation”

DAMASCUS, PA — There will be a screening of “Miss Representation,” an award-winning documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, produced by Roco Films, which takes a close look at the misrepresentation of girls and women by the media. This free community event will be hosted by Damascus Manor United Methodist Church and presented by Melissa Rutledge on Friday, July 25 at 6 p.m.  Read more

Turtle Trot to benefit families with illness

KENOZA LAKE, NY — In memory of Doug Ackermann and Brenna Darling, two local people who lost their lives to cancer way too young, April Ackermann and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan will host the Turtle Trot 10k walk or run starting at the Kenoza Lake firehouse on July 12 at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 on the day of the race.

All money raised will go to a family in Sullivan County impacted by a catastrophic illness. Donations are tax deductible. Contact April Ackermann at 845/701-905 with any questions.

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