REGION — Sen. Bonacic and his wife, Pat Bonacic, recently congratulated Gerald and Rosemary Skoda on Sunday, June 1, at the United Way champagne brunch. The Skodas were honored for their many years of service to the Sullivan County community through their work with United Way and other organizations. They have given not only their time and energies, but also tons of vegetables from their farm to various charities. Sen. Bonacic presented them with a New York State Senate resolution in recognition of their lifetime of work.
Milford, PA — The Black Bear Film Festival recently appointed four new members to its board of directors. The new members are local residents, film enthusiasts and active participants in community organizations, and have been dedicated film festival volunteers in previous years. The 15th annual Black Bear Film Festival will take place this fall, October 17 through 19. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Pike County Bar Association members presented a donation of $1,500 to Marley’s Mission at a benefit held at Settler’s Inn, Hawley on June 7. Marley’s Mission provides equine therapy free of charge to children and their families who have suffered trauma where traditional counseling and therapy measures have ended.
Dinner co-chair Kelly Gaughan praised Marley’s Mission, stating that, “Equine-assisted psychotherapy provided at Marley’s Mission has shown positive results in children by increasing confidence and reducing anxiety.” Read more
HONESDLAE, PA — Honesdale’s 2014 fireworks celebration will take place on Thursday evening, July 3, with a rain date of Sunday, July 6. Once again, the Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) plans on providing a display of fireworks.
The cost of providing this show has increased over the years and is quite costly. The GHP is seeking donations. Every contribution helps and all are greatly appreciated. No contribution is too small. “Major Sponsors” ($500 or more) will be acknowledged in the GHP advertising about this event if donations are received by June 18. Read more
GLEN WILD, NY — Catskill Promotions will hold a jewelry auction to help raise funds for two organizations in Sullivan County, the Federation for the Homeless and United Way of Sullivan County.
This joint fundraiser will be held at BHR (Bernie’s) in Rock Hill on Thursday, June 26. BHR is a co-sponsor of the event. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) is looking for people who want to have an exciting weekend in July. Are you a talented craft vendor, antique dealer, artist/artisan, or unique food vendor? The GHP invites you to participate in its upcoming Honesdale Goes Hollywood 54th Sidewalk Sales. The theme is Hollywood and the event, which is sponsored by The Dime Bank, will be held on Honesdale’s Main Street on Friday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Grossinger’s Country Club in Liberty will be the site of the SUNY Sullivan Foundation’s “Start of Something Great” 15th annual golf tournament, Tuesday, June 24. The annual event will raise money to support the foundation’s student scholarship program.
Registration and lunch are at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. This year’s golf tournament sponsor is Jeff Bank. Co-chairing the event are longtime friends and supporters of the college, Robert Ernst and Jared Kaufman. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center will begin offering a lung cancer support group on June 26. The group will meet the fourth Thursday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Conference Room, 707 East Main St. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The 2014 Wayne County Fair has published its updated Premium Book, and it is available at www.waynecountyfair.com on the homepage under “additional news.” Anyone planning to exhibit, show, or enter a major contest at the fair must pre-register and pay the listed entry fees. The many departments in which one can enter exhibits, plus rules, instructions and basic information are in PDF formats and can be downloaded and printed out from the fair’s website. All entry and registration forms must be postmarked by the given deadline listed for each department. Read more
REGION — The Western Sullivan Public Library Summer Reading registration kickoff will be held at the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon, NY on Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is also available June 2 to 27 at your local branch or online at ny.evanced.info/wspl/sr/homepage.asp. Read more