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October 10, 2015
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Pet bird show

LIBERTY, NY — The Catskill Exotic Bird Club will hold its 23rd annual Pet Bird Show on Sunday, October 11, at the Liberty Firehouse, 256 Sprague Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be bird judging, vendors selling everything from bird toys to cages to food and birds. All owners of pet birds are encouraged to enter their own birds; the entry fee is $1 a bird. Bird registration begins at 8 a.m.  Read more

Autumn animal health

Autumn across our region is nothing short of spectacular. While in awe of the amazing colors and contrast, it is also important for you to prepare your pets for the winter months ahead.  Read more

NBDC bank earns 5-Star rating

WALTON, NY — NBDC Bank, Walton has received BauerFinancial Inc.’s coveted 5-Star Superior rating for the 105th quarter in a row. The rating puts it in an elite category as one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and more. Earning the 5-star rating for so many consecutive quarters also earns NBDC Bank the accolade: “Best of Bauer” bank. This designation is reserved for those banks that have earned and maintained a 5-star rating for 25 years or longer.  Read more

Above the Rest expands

MILFORD, PA — Since 2009, Above the Rest HomeCare, a Milford-based company specializing in personalized in-home care for the elderly, has primarily operated in Northampton and Pike Counties. Now, through its membership with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and its recent acquisition of a new marketing manager and office manager, it will expand its services to Monroe, Lackawanna, Carbon and Wayne counties.  Read more

‘Renewing Our Promise’

BEACH LAKE, PA — Laurie Stuart, transition minister for the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Freeport, NY, will present a service titled “Renewing Our Promise” at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 11 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Stuart will explore how promise, growth and renewal have the capacity to be both a personal journey and a socially conscious effort to affect change. Conversation and refreshments will follow the service. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

Transforming old clothes

SHOHOLA, PA — Daria Dorosh will teach you how to refashion old clothes into new ones—no previous skills required—at a workshop on Sunday, October 11, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Ave. “Fashion Intervention with Daria Dorosh” is a three-hour gathering for which participants are required to bring from five to 10 items that are stained, damaged, or no longer wearable. Favorite ribbons, buttons, beads, trims and textile scraps are also useful.  Read more

Temari: A Japanese Needlecraft

HONESDALE, PA — For the first offering of the Fall-Winter Zen Arts Series, sponsored by the Two Rivers Zen Community (TRZC), Myoki Marcia Nehemiah will facilitate a temari-making workshop on Saturday, October 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 926 Court St., second floor. An optional 20-minute sitting meditation will be held at 12:45.  Read more

Looking Back

Nestled beside the Lackawaxen River in Honesdale, PA, the Old Stone Jail is one of the great historic buildings in Wayne County. When Honesdale became the county seat in 1841, a wooden jail was built on the site, but jailbreaks were frequent, and the stone jail was opened in 1859.

The interior can best be described as a dungeon, cold in winter, stifling in summer. Unfortunately, this jail proved no more successful at detaining the local criminal element than the earlier hoosegow.  Read more

Historical society honors Gold, Winterberger

ROSCOE, NY — The Sullivan County Historical Society (SCHS) has named Harold Gold as this year’s winner of its History Maker Award and Elsie Winterberger as winner of its History Preserver Award. The 2015 honors will be presented during the SCHS annual meeting and awards dinner on Sunday, October 18 at the Rockland House, starting with a 4 p.m. social hour followed by the dinner at 5 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $30 per person. The public is also invited to support the SCHS with ads in the SCHS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Journal.  Read more

Chamber holds open house

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to our fall open house on Thursday, October 15 at 209 East Harford St. From 5 to 7 p.m., stop in and enjoy light refreshments and snacks from our board members, take photos with fellow Pike Chamber members, meet and greet the chamber’s board of directors, network with business professionals and find out more about all of the benefits and services that Pike County Chamber provides its members.  Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, will present plaques to three people for their contributions to the Hispanic community. The event will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, during the full meeting of the Sullivan County Legislature in the county government center, 100 North St.  Read more

Thompson candidates night

ROCK HILL, NY — Join the Rock Hill Business and Community Association for a “Meet the Town of Thompson Candidates” night on Wednesday, October 21 at the Rock Hill Firehouse. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

This is your opportunity to find out what the candidates stand for. Come listen to the candidates running for the Town of Thompson positions of town supervisor, town board, town justice and representative for legislative district 9. Hear them discuss their ideas and plans for the future of the Town of Thompson.  Read more

League of Women Voters holds Pike County candidate forum

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pike County Member-at-Large (MAL) Chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV) will hold public forums for the county elections for commissioner and district attorney on Monday, October 19 at the Dingman Delaware Middle School auditorium. The commissioners forum will begin at 7 p.m., with the district attorney forum following at approximately 8:30 p.m. Both are open to the public and the press.  Read more

Dr. Helen Chandoha joins Lakeside

HAWLEY, PA — Lakeside Vision, at 72 Welwood Ave., Suite 102, has welcomed Dr. Helen Chandoha to its family-owned eye care practice. Chandoha, a Wilkes University graduate, earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry. While there, she earned clinical honors at her external rotations and received the National Optometric Student Association award for providing eye care services in low-income communities. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association and Northeastern Pennsylvania Optometric Society.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial announces the following births:
Christian James Shencavitz was born on September 6, 2015 to Angelica and George Shencavitz of Equinunk, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robin Becker and Christopher Peters of Damascus, PA and Robert Becker of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Theresa and James Jarski of Kingston, PA and George Shencavitz and Martha Virbitsky of Damascus, PA.  Read more

Rich Wilson & Las Vegas Showgirls perform for Bon Secours

PORT JERVIS, NY — Singer/entertainer Rich Wilson and the Las Vegas Showgirls will perform at The Erie Trackside Manor at 9 Jersey Ave. on Saturday, October 24 from 6 to 11 p.m. The show is a benefit for Bon Secours Community Hospital.

“We started doing this last year,” said event organizer Dick McKeeby, “and I can promise you that it will be a fun evening. It’s also for a good cause. The hospital, which employs over 600 people, is very important to our community.”  Read more

Wayne flu clinics

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Home Health Department and the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging will offer flu shots on Friday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hawley Senior Center, 570/226-4209; and at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce in Honesdale on Commercial Street, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Shots will be offered on Wednesday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hamlin Senior Center, 570/689-3766; and on Thursday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Honesdale Senior Center, 323 10th St., 570/253-4262.

Walk to benefit Alzheimers Association

MONTICELLO, NY — There will be a Sullivan County walk fundraiser to benefit the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, October 10, starting at Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson St. Registration for the 1.5-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. It is being run by volunteers in Sullivan County. There will be refreshments and raffle prizes. Visit www.tinyurl.com/sullivanwalk or call 845/866-2800.

Atlantic Health System donates to Black Bear

MILFORD, PA — Milford Health and Wellness Center, a part of the Atlantic Health System, donated $2,500 to the Black Bear Film Fest. As a part of its commitment to community health, Milford Health and Wellness has been an ongoing sponsor of the film fest. It is the sponsor of the Glow Bear, an entry in the Artful Bear project that raises funds for the film festival every year in which area artists decorate bear forms that are displayed around the county. “Glow Bear” was decorated by artist Angelow Marfisi.
For more information about the Black Bear Film Fest, visit www.blackbearfilm.com.

The opposite of relapse is personal growth

Recovery from addiction is part and parcel of mental health for a person with a history of addiction.

For a recovering addict or alcoholic, as well as for family and loved ones, relapse can be more painful and unsettling than the initial realization and admission of being an addict or alcoholic. Falling back into old patterns that lead to picking up a former drug of choice can drive home an awareness of powerlessness over the disease.  Read more