HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Columbia Hill Neighborhood Alliance (CHNA) will host the first “What the Hill” Friend-Raiser at the Hurleyville Firehouse on Sunday, August 23 at 11 a.m.
The community celebration will feature information on the history of Columbia Hill and environmental issues related to the responsible development of Columbia Hill. There will be live entertainment and activities for kids of all ages. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Petitions are available for the September 24 election of trustees at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Four board seats are up for election:
Three seats for a three-year term (January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019)
One seat for a one-year term (January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016)
Incumbents Steven Sharoff (three-year), Constance Keller (three-year) and Marvin Rappaport (one-year) are all seeking re-election.
Incumbent Terry Epstein (three-year) has indicated that she will not be seeking re-election. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — Saturday, August 15 is International Homeless Animal Day. On Saturday, August 8 The Hub, the public computer center at The Port Jervis Free Library, will host representatives of the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, who will share information with everyone considering adopting a homeless animal or volunteering to care for them. Read more
BETHEL, NY — The Yasgur Road Reunion will welcome Strangers Helping Strangers (SHS), a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to run a food drive to help communities hosting music festivals, at the August 14 to 16 Woodstock Reunion at Yasgur’s Farm on Yasgur Road. The Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless will partner with SHS to distribute food collected at the reunion to those in need in Sullivan County. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — The 29th Pike-Wayne License Beverage Association Scholarship Golf Tournament has been set for Wednesday, August 19, at Cricket Hill Golf Club. The cost for the captain and crew tournament is $50 per person, which includes cart and green fees. Following the tournament, a buffet will be held at the Pines Tavern and prizes will be awarded. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The next meeting of the Sullivan County Philatelic Society will be held on August 8, in the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson St., at 1 p.m. A special DVD program will be featured, and the club will start getting ready for its upcoming stamp show on October 3.
There will be door prizes, give-aways and refreshments. The society is also looking for members to exhibit some of their collections. Anyone who wants to exhibit (besides members) should call 845/794-2586.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Anyone who provides informal care to an elderly family member or friend, enabling them to remain safely at home, can join other caregivers at three free monthly support groups offered in different areas of Sullivan County by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC). All meetings offer educational materials and open discussion for informal caregivers to share concerns, thoughts and tips on caregiving.
In Callicoon, the Share the Caring group meets the first Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. at Lander’s River Café. Read more
MILANVILLE, PA — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau will sponsor a Legislative Day/County Picnic at Wayne County Commissioner Brian Smith’s farm on Thursday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m. Commissioner Smith will provide a tour of his new facility, built after his barn fire in 2014.
Local legislative representatives will be on hand to answer questions about pending legislation and address the concerns of those in attendance. After lunch, Emily Montgomery will offer a tour of Calkins Creamery, where she will talk about her adventures in cheese-making. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Poll workers are needed throughout Sullivan County to help conduct 2015 elections. If you are interested in working at the polls on Primary Day, Thursday, September 10 and/or Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, you must complete a 2.5-hour training session (for which you will be paid $25) and pass a certification exam. The board of elections will be conducting poll worker training classes on Tuesday, August 11; Wednesday, August 12; and Thursday, August 13. Classes are offered each morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon or from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Thanks to a $500,000 gift from New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, seen at the right rear in the photo, Ten Mile River Scout Reservation will be able to provide new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related merit badges and program activities to Scouts in many contemporary subjects, including environmental awareness and sustainability. The donation will go toward funding the construction of the Billy and Keith Johnson Scout Program Center. Read more