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A helping hand at Yasgur Road Reunion

BETHEL, NY — The Yasgur Road Reunion will welcome Strangers Helping Strangers (SHS), a non­profit organization whose purpose is to run a food drive to help communities hosting music festivals, at the August 14 to 16 Woodstock Reunion at Yasgur’s Farm on Yasgur Road. The Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless will partner with SHS to distribute food collected at the reunion to those in need in Sullivan County.  Read more

Golf tournament set for August 19

HAWLEY, PA — The 29th Pike-Wayne License Beverage Association Scholarship Golf Tournament has been set for Wednesday, August 19, at Cricket Hill Golf Club. The cost for the captain and crew tournament is $50 per person, which includes cart and green fees. Following the tournament, a buffet will be held at the Pines Tavern and prizes will be awarded.  Read more

Philatelic Society meets

MONTICELLO, NY — The next meeting of the Sullivan County Philatelic Society will be held on August 8, in the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson St., at 1 p.m. A special DVD program will be featured, and the club will start getting ready for its upcoming stamp show on October 3.

There will be door prizes, give-aways and refreshments. The society is also looking for members to exhibit some of their collections. Anyone who wants to exhibit (besides members) should call 845/794-2586.

Caregiver support groups

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Anyone who provides informal care to an elderly family member or friend, enabling them to remain safely at home, can join other caregivers at three free monthly support groups offered in different areas of Sullivan County by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC). All meetings offer educational materials and open discussion for informal caregivers to share concerns, thoughts and tips on caregiving.

In Callicoon, the Share the Caring group meets the first Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. at Lander’s River Café.  Read more

Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau plans farm tour

MILANVILLE, PA — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau will sponsor a Legislative Day/County Picnic at Wayne County Commissioner Brian Smith’s farm on Thursday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m. Commissioner Smith will provide a tour of his new facility, built after his barn fire in 2014.

Local legislative representatives will be on hand to answer questions about pending legislation and address the concerns of those in attendance. After lunch, Emily Montgomery will offer a tour of Calkins Creamery, where she will talk about her adventures in cheese-making.  Read more

Lions hold charity horse show

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Jeffersonville Lions Club will host its annual charity horse show at Bridle Hill Farm on Saturday, August 1. Classes for all levels of horse and rider are on the schedule and numerous hunt-seat and western division championships are offered. All-day fees are offered for 4H and New York State Horse Council members with pre-registration. The show is pointed by the Tri Valley Horsemen’s Association, and Marshall and Sterling League classes are also on the prize list. The farm is on Hemmer Road outside Jeffersonville, and spectators are welcome.  Read more

Poll workers sought

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Poll workers are needed throughout Sullivan County to help conduct 2015 elections. If you are interested in working at the polls on Primary Day, Thursday, September 10 and/or Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, you must complete a 2.5-hour training session (for which you will be paid $25) and pass a certification exam. The board of elections will be conducting poll worker training classes on Tuesday, August 11; Wednesday, August 12; and Thursday, August 13. Classes are offered each morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon or from 1:30 to 4 p.m.  Read more

‘Promethus and Epimetheus’

BEACH LAKE, PA — Visiting minister Mary Tiebout will deliver a talk entitled “The Titan Brothers: Prometheus and Epimetheus” at the next meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10:15 am. on Sunday, August 2 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Stories from Greece and the Caucasus about thought, the creative and sometimes rebellious spirit, curiosity, and hope connect to questions about scientific exploration and respect for nature’s secrets. A social time and refreshments will follow the talk. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

Beierle speaks at Patriot meeting

HAWLEY, PA — Bob Beierle, editor of “Our Town” magazine, will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Patriot Connectors on Thursday, August 13 in the Wallenpaupack High School auditorium, at 2552 U.S. Route 6. The group has a social hour at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.  Read more

Cochecton Preservation meets

COCHECTON, NY — The Cochecton Preservation Society will meet on Tuesday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Erie Train Station on Route 97. There will be fun local history stories and refreshments, all free. Art Hassis will talk about Tom Quick. Andy White may come to read more of his dad’s, Bob White’s, letters. For more information call 845/932-8104.

Free healthy eating seminar

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Group (CRMG) will present a free, healthy summer eating seminar with guest speaker Shelly Dehaan, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, on Thursday, July 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Catskill Regional Medical Group office located at 36 Pearl St., next to the community garden.

Get light and healthy meal ideas and tour the edible and educational garden. There will be refreshments and raffle prizes. RSVP to Molly Marquand, garden volunteer, at mollymarquand@gmail.com or 845/439-5507.

Did You Know?

Pictured here in front of Stranahan’s house on Lake Street in Narrowsburg, NY, circa 1945, are from the left: Anita Stranahan Foster, Glenn Herald, unidentified man in uniform, Margaret Wickman Wilkerson and Esther Wickman Nagy.

From the collection of the Tusten Historical Society. The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rotary holds awards dinner

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Members of the Livingston Manor Rotary Club gathered recently for a pig roast dinner and awards ceremony in celebration of deserving youth. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards students, seen here, are Jake Budd, standing left, Chris DeBartolo, Nicholas Estabrook and Dylan Smith. Sitting are Dakota Rogers, left, Jeremy Johanamen and Kailee Gorr. The Rotary also awarded one college scholarship to Jacob Hathaway, a graduating senior from Livingston Manor Central School.

Twin Cedars seniors meet Mary Todd Lincoln

MILFORD, PA — Ruth Randone portrays Mary Todd Lincoln in period costume, much to the delight of the residents from Twin Cedars Senior Living and their guests. The performance was presented on July 3 by the Pike County Historical Society. The play looks in on Mary Todd in the latter years of her life. It was followed by a social at which guests were served a slice of delicious almond cake, Mary Todd’s favorite recipe.

Laurel Villa reopens

MILFORD, PA — The Laurel Villa Country Inn & Restaurant, a Milford tradition since 1876, has returned under its previous ownership. Three years ago innkeeper Janice Halsted and Chef Carl Muhlhauser turned the Laurel Villa over to new owner Ken Pisciotta, who re-named it the River Rock Inn, but it closed last winter.  Read more

Chicken Coop back under new management

FOSTERDALE, NY — The Chicken Coop in Fosterdale opened its doors again this year under new ownership. Betty and Dan Snedeker, along with business partners and long-time friends Larry and Carmela Oliveri, greeted the community with the fried chicken everyone was waiting for, along with half-pound handmade burgers, fresh potato fries and homemade salads, topped off with soft-serve or hard-serve ice cream.

Community Achievers

Monticello teacher a 50-year honoree

UNIONDALE, NY — Lucille Horton, a retired mathematics teacher in the Monticello Central School District, was recently honored for her 50 years as an active member in the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Pi State, Tau Chapter at the recent Pi State Convention held in Uniondale.  Read more

Learn to preserve peach pie filling

LIBERTY, NY — An educational workshop on Canning Pie Filling at home safely is offered on Saturday, August 1. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will hold this hands-on class from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the new shared-use, Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Ten Mile camp gets new learning center

NARROWSBURG, NY — Thanks to a $500,000 gift from New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, seen at the right rear in the photo, Ten Mile River Scout Reservation will be able to provide new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related merit badges and program activities to Scouts in many contemporary subjects, including environmental awareness and sustainability. The donation will go toward funding the construction of the Billy and Keith Johnson Scout Program Center.  Read more

Library offers community survey

SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Western Sullivan Public Library has just released its Community Assessment Survey. We kindly ask members of our community to fill out this brief survey so that the library can better assist you. All surveys must be completed by September 30.

Everyone who completes this survey can choose to be entered for a prize. You can take the survey at your local branch or virtually by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YVW25HK.