Topics include determining system size, group sizes, calf and heifer housing alternatives, animal treatment and management needs, designing a total system and evaluating usefulness of existing facilities. Presented by Dr. Jud Heinrichs, professor Penn State Department of Animal Science; Dan McFarland and John Tyson, Penn State Extension Engineers, 8:30-10am. Register: 888/373-7232.
After the Great Recession hit the economy in 2008, commercial lenders became much more cautious about lending money, especially to small businesses. Since then, the economy has recovered a bit, but the credit crunch for small businesses continues. Read more
A small group of residents gathered in Central Park in Honesdale for a candlelight vigil on December 14 to honor the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT and to pray for their families.
Similar gatherings were held throughout the nation sponsored by the progressive group Move On. Those who gathered held a moment of silence and then talked about the need for restraint of automatic fire arms that have no other purpose than to kill people more efficiently. Read more
The club offers informal guided cross-country ski trips on some of Sullivan County’s most beautiful trails. Most of the trips are free, except where noted, and last about two hours. Saturdays, 1:30pm. 845/434-5371.
Bus leaves 10/6 from Liberty Dunkin Donuts 8:30am or Monticello ShopRite 8:45am, $30 incl. $25 free play & $10 food. RSVP by 9/20: 845/434-9064.
Intro to woodlot management w/ numerous practices for both forestry & wildlife live educational web-based seminar, noon & 7pm. RSVP: extension.psu.edu/private-forests/tools-resources/webinars
Writers of all ages & levels invited to respond to their favorite banned books w/ poetry, short fiction or non-fiction. Submissions included in special Banned Books Week publication "INCITE." Contributors encouraged to read their creation at First Fridays Contemporary Author's series, 10/5. Send submissions by 9/20 to email@example.com w/ "INCITE" in subject line.
Thunder102 morning show at M&M Auto Group, 6am. Benefits SullivanArc Foundation.
Bus leaves Rt. 6 Plaza behind McDonald's (Honesdale) 7am; pick-up in IGA (Hawley) 7:15am, $55 incl. bus fare & entrance fee. RSVP: 570/226-7360 or 222-3020.
"A Blow to Act 13?: The Impact of the Commonwealth Court’s Decision on Local Zoning and Natural Gas Development in Pennsylvania,” 1-2pm, free, public welcome. meeting.psu.edu/pscems (no registration necessary).