Fundraiser for Middletown Humane Society at Mr. Willy's Restaurant, 6-8pm. There will be a silent auction featuring new and gently-used purses, accessories, jewelry and more. email@example.com.
Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking Breakfast at the Blue Horizon Diner, 7:45-9am. Sponsored by The Keats Agency. Cost: $12 for members/$20 for non-members. RSVP: 845/791-4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sullivan County Philatelic Society will screen "The Air Mail Story" at the Ted Stroebel Recreation Building, 1pm. After there will be a discussion, giveaways, door prizes and refreshments. 845/794-2586.
Marvin Rappaport to discuss "Growing Up in the Borscht Belt" at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm. 845/794-4660.
Monticello Casino and Raceway will host the Beach Party Boys, a Beach Boys tribute band, in the casino’s Lava Lounge, 7pm. Free. Open to the public age 18 or above. www.monticellocasinoandraceway.com.
Monticello Fire Department will hold its annual 9/11 memorial service at the Monticello Fire House, 7pm. Fire apparatus welcome. 845/794-6330.
An estimated 5,000 people turned out to the first-ever Bagel Festival in Monticello on August 17 and 18. Jeffrey Siegel, owner of the Spencer Daniels Agency, which produced the festival, said, “The only way it could have been more fabulous would be maybe if President Obama stopped by. It was just great.” Read more
The murder trial of Paul Novak has been unfolding over the past week or so with sometimes dramatic testimony. Novak is accused of murdering his estranged wife, Catherine Novak, then burning down the house in Lava in 2008. Read more
Zumbathon at the Monticello Fitness Factory, 12 noon to 2pm. Benefits the Orange/Sullivan Walk to End Alzheimer’s. $15 minimum donation suggested, which covers admission, refreshments, door prizes and purple bracelet. Please wear purple. 845/866-2800 or 914/443-6619.
The issue of constructing a new county jail has been dormant since 2010 because of sagging county revenues due to the Great Recession. The issue was brought up again at a meeting in the government center on August 9 after indication that officials in Albany are once again expecting the legislature to start moving on the project. Read more