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Long Term Care Council meeting

February 15, 2012

Info on long-term care services in Sullivan County in Legislative Meeting Rm. (Gov't Center), 3-4:30pm. Public welcome. 845/807-0257.

Legislature revises tourism plan

“The resolution came about because the legislators heard the public and they wanted to respond.” That was how lawmaker Ira Steingart, chair of the Community and Economic Development Committee introduced a resolution dealing with the Sullivan County Visitors Association (SVCA) on February 2. The resolution supersedes another resolution passed the previous week, which called for immediately issuing a request for proposals (RFP) from interested nonprofit organizations to promote tourism in the county.  Read more

Hadassah book club meeting

March 4, 2012

Make Hamantaschen for Purim at Temple Sholom, 1pm. 845/794-3962.

Stolen Torah recovered

A valuable Torah stolen in December from the Landfield Avenue Synagogue has been recovered. Police arrested Christopher Colvill, 41, of Woodridge, on Tuesday, January 24 morning and charged him with criminal possession of stolen property. They recovered the scroll, valued at $35,000, from his house.  Read more

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

Fish fry dinner

February 22, 2012

Elks Lodge, 4-7pm, $10. Take-out avail. 845/794-7050.

Chili sale

February 2, 2012

Hosted by The Recovery Center in Gov't Center lobby, 11am-2pm, 16oz. $3, 32oz. $6. Pre-order: 845/794-8080, ext. 117.

New process for tourism dollars; critics call it a political payoff

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

Beginning Spanish

February 21, 2012

Eight-week course at Literacy Center, Tues. & Wed., 5:30-7:30pm, $128. RSVP: 845/794-0017.

Casino bus trip

March 24, 2012

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.

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