WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne Highlands School District will begin its school year on Monday, August 31, for all students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Homeroom assignments for each building will be accessible at www.waynehigh lands.org. The grade assignments are:
Stourbridge Primary Center: Kindergarten through grade 2
Lakeside Elementary School: grades 3 through 5
Damascus Area School: Kindergarten through grade 8
Preston Area School: Kindergarten through grade 8
Wayne Highlands Middle School: grades 6 through 8
Honesdale High School: grades 9 through 12 Read more
REGION — Clever Girl Magazine is a new literary journal that will showcase short stories and artwork submitted by women throughout our region and beyond. Female writers are encouraged to submit their stories to email@example.com. The magazine just launched a Kickstarter campaign which will run until August 22, listed under “Clever Girl Magazine. Visit https://clevergirlmag.wordpress.com.
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Middletown Medical is conducting a “Backpack Fundraiser” this month to benefit children in need throughout the local school districts. Now through August 21, you can drop off school supplies of any kind, as well as new or gently used backpacks, at Middletown Medical locations including Monticello (Sullivan Internal Medicine Group, 518 Broadway), Liberty (Liberty Medical Group, 111 Sullivan Ave., Ferndale), Port Jervis (River Valley Family Medical Services, 209 New Ball St.) and Wurtsboro (Wurtsboro Medical Associates, 2930 State Rte. 209). Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Million Man March Community Action Group and The Committee of Sisters will present the “African Journey in the Park” on Saturday, August 22 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Liberty Music and Art Pavilion at Lapolt Park on North Main Street. There will be musical guests, poets and speakers. Vendors are sought; call 845/807-8452 or 423-1357.
BARRYVILLE, NY — Vendors of arts, crafts and food are sought for Pumpkin Fest, to take place on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3351 Rte. 97. The new location is behind the Carriage House, with river views. The festival features a bake-off, costumes (pets, kids and adults), pie-eating contest, pumpkin decorating, scarecrows and more. Call 845/557-4247 or visit BarryvilleNY.com
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL) has begun planning for the future. The library would like to get as many people involved as possible in order to create a strategic plan that will help them best serve their communities. The easiest way to be a part of this planning process is to take part in the library’s Community Assessment Survey. The survey is available on the library’s facebook page, the library’s website www.wsplonline.org, at each of the three branches of WSPL, and at library programs and events throughout the summer. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — A reunion is being planned for those in Narrowsburg Central School classes graduating 1961 and prior.
The event is scheduled for Friday, September 11, at Central House in Beach Lake, PA. A social time will begin at 3:30 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres poolside, and dinner buffet at 5:30 p.m. in the Carriage House. A reunion has been held every two years since 2005, presenting an opportunity to stay in touch with former schoolmates. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Long Term Care Council, the advisory board for SULLIVAN NYCONNECTS, the single point of entry for information on long-term services and supports in Sullivan County, will meet next on Wednesday, August 19, from 3 to 4 :30 p.m. in the Legislative Committee Room (2nd floor) in the Sullivan County Government Center. Meetings of the Long Term Care Council are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Call 845/807-0257.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau will hold a policy development meeting on Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Building, 32 Commercial St. The purpose of the meeting is to gather suggestions of things that should be changed in regard to the everyday workings of life in a rural community. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — From comfort food and hearty entrees, to family-held recipes, appetizers and desserts, members of the Wayne County Fair Board have put together a unique cookbook. Wayne County Fair’s “Sharing Our Best Cookbook” includes over 300 recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.
“Over the years we have shared recipes or brought family favorite dishes to events and local celebrations and decided that it was time to put them down in writing for future generations,” said Diane Mott, treasurer of the fair board. Read more