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Monticello

First Friday networking breakfast

June 29, 2011

Blue Horizon Diner, 7/1, 7:45-9am, pre-registered chamber members $12, non-preregistered members $15, non-members $20. RSVP by 6/29: 845/791-4200, ext. 302.

Car wash to benefit summer camp

June 25, 2011

There will be a car wash to benefit the Recovery Center's Support Safe Summer Camp and Sunshine Getaway Camp on Saturday, June 25 at the center, 396 Broadway, from 11am to 3pm. The camps serve children seven to 16 years old. Call 845/794-8080, ext. 117.

Beginning Spanish classes

June 28, 2011

8-wk. class at Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County, 2x/wk. (Tues. & Wed.), 5:30-7:30pm, $128. 845/794-0017.

Philatelic Society meeting

July 10, 2011

20-lot stamp auction, trading session, door prizes & giveaways at Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 1pm. 845/794-2586.

200 Club dinner/drawing

July 31, 2011

Raffles, prizes & chicken BBQ at Elks Lodge #1544, 1-6pm. 845/794-1544.

Book discussion: 'Home'

June 28, 2011

George Saunders' short story will be discussed at E.B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm. 845-794-4460.

Book signing: Sherry Skramstad

June 20, 2011

Skramstad signs her inspirational book "Wendy's Wisdom: The Challenges & Accomplishments of a Woman with Down Syndrome" at Read It Again Bookstore, 5:30-7pm. 888/361-9473.

College budget acrobatics, getting around an antiquated law

The county gives Sullivan County Community College (SCCC) about $4 million a year to help keep the doors open and the lights on. In this fiscally tight time, county officials, who have adopted cuts in virtually all departments of county government, proposed cutting the college’s funding by $600,000. But because of a law that legislator Alan Sorensen called “antiquated,” any size cut in county funding will result in an automatic drop of $2 million in state funding for SCCC, which most officials agree would be a crippling blow to the institution.  Read more

Federal, state, local cops target sex offenders

Sex offenders in New York State and in most states are required to register with authorities wherever they live and whenever they move. But sometimes, they move without informing anyone, and that prevents law officials from knowing where they live.  Read more

Monticello steps and sounds

After spending countless hours throughout the school year preparing their pieces, students from Monticello Central School’s (MCS) music department showcased their talents at “Steps and Sounds of Different Cultures” on the evening on June 13, at the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre in Monticello.  Read more

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