Visitors association compared to Halliburton;Democratic chair responds to change in tourism money (updated story)
MONTICELLO, NY — Darryl Kaplan, the chair of the Sullivan County Democratic Committee, issued a press release on January 31, defending the decision of five of the newly elected Democrats of the legislature to change the way tourism dollars are awarded. Read more
Elks Lodge, 4-7pm, $10. Take-out avail. 845/794-7050.
Hosted by The Recovery Center in Gov't Center lobby, 11am-2pm, 16oz. $3, 32oz. $6. Pre-order: 845/794-8080, ext. 117.
The newly-seated Sullivan County Legislature on January 26 voted to change the way it awards about $700,000 in room-tax revenue to promote tourism in the county. For the past 12 years, the legislature has negotiated with and awarded a yearly contract to the Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA). Read more
Eight-week course at Literacy Center, Tues. & Wed., 5:30-7:30pm, $128. RSVP: 845/794-0017.
Bus leaves Apollo Plaza for Mohegan Sun (Pocono Downs), 8:15am, $30 (free play $30 + $10 food coupon). Sponsored by Monticello Kiwanis Club. 845/794-7050 or 794-2888.
Learn about financial assistance programs at St. John Street Education Center, 6-8pm, $80. RSVP: 845/295-4900 or 791-4070.
Twenty-lot stamp auction after meeting at Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 1pm. Public welcome. Refreshments, door prizes, giveaways. 845/794-2586.
Candle lighting 4:45pm, followed by beginners service & traditional Shabbat meal at Landfield Ave. Synagogue. RSVP: 845/794-8470.
St. John's Street Educational Center through 5/21, Mon. & Wed., 6-10pm, $999. 845/295-4037.