German-born Philip Neff immigrated to the U.S. in 1918. He and wife, Augusta, settled in Fosterdale in 1923 to manage the government-controlled recreation farm known then as the Worker’s Benefit Fund. There is history worthy of sharing about the Fosterdale Recreation Farm, which will follow in weeks to come.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The executive director of the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission, Lorraine Lopez-Janove, has been appointed to the board of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter. The NYCLU works to protect and defend the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, the U.S.
ELLENVILLE, NY — Ann Marie Guntlow, chief nursing officer at Ellenville Regional Hospital (ERH), has been named as a nominee for the Center for Donation & Transplant’s (CDT) 2016-2017 Donate Life Healthcare Champion of the Year Award.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Slow Money Delaware River, an organization dedicated to catalyzing the flow of local capital to local food systems, is holding an Entrepreneur’s Showcase on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at The Narrowsburg Union, and seeks five local farmers or food entrepreneurs from Wayne and Pike counties, PA, and Sullivan County, NY.
MONTICELLO, NY — Does your child need practice with reading? Do they love animals? The E.B. Crawford Library is bringing reading practice and animals together in a new program called “Tales with Tai.”
LIBERTY, NY — The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES will offer a dog obedience course on Tuesdays from April 18 through June 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rubin Pollack Education Center parking lot. The first class is two hours long, without dogs.
MAMAKATING, NY — The Town of Mamakating will hold its first annual Mini Golf Tournament Dog Park Fundraiser on April 30 at Mamakating Town Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Teams will have a staggered shotgun start.
The first dispatch from Honesdale after the disastrous 1942 flood was written by local reporter Hartley J. Sanford and published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on May 25. He reported, “A dozen railroad freight cars were picked up like matchboxes and tossed into a pile by the water. Automobiles were thrown into stores.
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — There will be a presentation on wool at the Time and the Valley’s Museum on the Heritage of Wool & Its Connection to Local History on Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. Marylin Jones will talk about the history of wool, the science behind the fiber and local developments in the fiber industry.
Carl Prosch, a native of Vienna, Austria, trained in the celebrated art schools of that city and New York and was brought to Wayne County by Christian Dorflinger to manage the new Honesdale Decorating Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of glass cutters C. Dorflinger & Sons. Inc.