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July 01, 2015
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Vendors, floats sought for Fourth


LIBERTY, NY — The Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the village and town of Liberty, will host its 21st annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4.
The chamber invites retail, food and craft vendors and community organizations to participate in the annual street fair and parade. The street fair runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the parade kicking off at 12:05 p.m. across from the Elks Lodge on Oberferst Street. North Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to accommodate the festivities.  Read more

NBDC gets five stars

WALTON, NY — Succeed NBDC Bank, has earned BauerFinancial Inc.’s highest (5-Star Superior) rating for strength and stability. Achievement of this rating puts NBDC Bank in an elite category as one of the strongest banks in the nation.  Read more

Wells Fargo to sponsor Milford festival

MILFORD, PA — Wells Fargo Bank, NA showed its support for music, Milford and local businesses, when Milford Branch Manager Joseph R. Bunk and brokerage associate Kris Jarmann presented a $2,000 check to Milford Music Festival organizer Adriane Wendell. Also on hand for the presentation were Laura Badea from the music festival and Charlie Reynolds representing the Music in the Park committee. Shown are Reynolds, left, Bunk, Wendell, Jarmann and Badea. The festival will take place on June 26, 27 and 28.

Local student begins orthopedic residency

NARROWSBURG, NY — Sarah Lander M.D. recently began her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester after receiving a degree in medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Lander graduated on May 17 with special recognition, being presented with the Simeone Scholarship awarded “to students pursuing surgery who demonstrate academic excellence and exhibit compassion.” She graduated as valedictorian from both Sullivan West High School in 2008 and Fairfield University in 2011. She is the daughter of Richard and Lisa Lander of Narrowsburg.  Read more

Vendor spaces available

WHITE LAKE, NY — A craft and flea market will be held on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Hall, 6 Mattison Rd. (across from Bethel Medical on Route 17B). Spaces are available for vendors and individuals wishing to rent space inside and outside Faith Hall. This event is rain or shine. Hamburgers, hot dogs and other treats are available from the food concession. For other details and to download the rental form, visit www.whitelakechurch.com. You may also call 845/583-7082 or 914/799-5425. The registration deadline is July 15.  Read more

Healthy World Institute town hall meeting

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Dr. Karin Hilgersom, president of SUNY Sullivan, will host a town hall meeting regarding SUNY Sullivan’s plan to construct a new building to house its Healthy World Institute (HWI). Her presentation begins at 6 p.m. on June 30 at the Parks & Recreaction building, 119 North Main St. to be followed by a question-and-answer period.

The mission of the Healthy World Institute is to improve people’s health, the health of our food and watershed, the health of the land, and the health of the local and regional economy.  Read more

Extension gets a new roof

LIBERTY, NY — Construction is complete on state-of-the-art foam insulation and new metal roofing at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, which houses dozens of educational programs for farmers, families and young people. As a result of ongoing capital campaign efforts underway since 2013, supporters have made it possible through monetary donations and in-kind services to begin making long-term, sustainable infrastructure improvements.  Read more

The Angel ‘Ohana concept

BEACH LAKE, PA — Beverly Sterner will introduce the Angel ‘Ohana concept and network created about 11 years ago by Darrienne Heller and described in her guidebook, “Deepening Our Connection: A Guide for the Wisdom Years,” at a meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, June 28. “In Hawaiian culture, an ‘Ohana means an extended family with the intention of mutual support and affection.” There are now nine Angel ‘Ohanas throughout Maui.  Read more

New director, board members for UDGLBT

REGION — The Upper Delaware GLBT Center (UDGLBT) Board of Directors announced changes to its board effective June 14.

Cary J. Giacalone, who joined the UDGLBT as secretary/treasurer and chair of the planning committee in 2012, has been elected executive director and president. He replaces Patty Tomaszewski who has been executive director and president since the inception of the UDGLBT in 2009.  Read more

Fair seeks entries

NEWFOUNDLAND, PA — The Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair is seeking entries for its 98th annual fair this summer, which runs from August 28 to September 7.

The 2015 Exhibit & Premium Handbook is now available online: visit www.gdsfair.com and select “Get Involved—Exhibitors.”  Read more

SCVA photo contest underway

FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association’s (SCVA) #Sul livanSummer Photo Contest has officially kicked off and will continue through Sunday, July 26.  Read more

Monticello Kiwanis awards scholarships

MONTICELLO, NY — Eight Monticello High School seniors and their parents/guardians were guests of honor at the Monticello Kiwanis Scholarship Dinner that was recently held at the Blue Horizon Diner. A total of $8,500 was awarded in scholarships to these most deserving students. The recipients were Morgan Huebner, Alison Wells, Jasmine Ulger, Angelica Mack, Brandi Moore, Christiana Poli, Courtney Wissman and Jane Hyman. Pictured are Brandi Moore, seated left, Alison Wells and Jasmine Ulger.  Read more

Sullivan West seniors win Bodenstein Music Scholarship

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Bodenstein Music Advancement Scholarship of $500 has been awarded to Noah Bauer of Callicoon, who plays tenor saxophone. Noah plans to study electrical engineering at New Paltz in the fall, but, he says, “I plan on continuing my music career in college by auditioning for bands and gigs throughout the campus.”

Vocalist Leeann Bruestsch was awarded the Bodenstein Music Achievement Scholarship of $100. Her application states, “In order to lead a fulfilling life, you need to find something you’re passionate about and give all your energy in pursuit of that passion.”  Read more

Penny social in Damascus

DAMASCUS, PA — There will be a penny social to benefit the Conklin Hill Union Church maintenance fund, on Saturday, June 27, at the Damascus Community Center on Conklin Hill Road. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with drawing at 1 p.m. Hot dogs, cold drinks, coffee and tea will be available.

Riding academy receives Bryant grant

HONESDALE, PA — Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy (FHFRA) has received funding from the Michael Bryant Memorial Fund, in association with the Wayne County Community Foundation, which recently awarded its annual grants. FHFRA is a horse-centered therapeutic program for adults and children with emotional, physical and cognitive challenges. The grant will be used to provide scholarships for two individuals. Pictured in the front row are Abraham Bryant, left, and Jack Montgomery.  Read more

Shred Day

MILFORD, PA — Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc., has announced that Rodgers Olver Polley Insurance will host a Community Shred Day on Friday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals and businesses can bring all their papers and documents for shredding, with a $5 minimum donation for each box of materials to shred. All proceeds benefit Safe Haven of Pike County, the community’s crisis resource for victims of crime and abuse. The event will occur at Rodgers Olver Polley’s office at 106 Broad St. For more information about Shred Day, call 570/296-5588.  Read more

Recognizing alcohol and drug abuse early; Getting treatment and preventing relapse

A simple definition of addiction is continued use of a substance in spite of repeated negative consequences.

When a person discovers, and eventually admits, having a problem with alcohol or other drugs, the best solution is to quit entirely. Half-steps or efforts to control or “cut down” drinking or use after addiction has taken hold will lead to more severe problems.  Read more

Area churches take to the streets

HAWLEY AND NEWFOUNDLAND, PA — On Sunday, May 31, look for a symbolic flame: people in telltale orange, red and yellow shirts walking the streets of the greater Hawley and Newfoundland areas and working about town performing acts of service for the community. That is the day of “The Church Has Left the Building,” taken literally by St.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

The Town of Cochecton was well attended Thursday night at the Sullivan County Conservative fundraiser dinner. Supervisor Gary Maas, Highway Superintendent Kevin Esselman, town board members Ed Grund and Anna Story, Sullivan County DA Jim Farrell, Tony Leone and myself Eileen Hennessy Tax Collector. I always donate a crochet blanket to the fundraiser as a door prize. This year Tommy helped me make the blanket that I gave them. In his hospital bed he would pull the yarn and I would crochet it into a blanket.  Read more

Did You Know?

This lovely old house was the home of Joseph G. Gutheil, who owned the Arlington Hotel on Main Street in Narrowsburg. Gutheil built his home next to the hotel. The house was located directly opposite where the Main Street deck is located. History tells us that Mrs. Gutheil loved the view of the river and so asked her husband to please refrain from building anything there so as not to obstruct the view. Thank you, Mrs. Gutheil! The Arlington is now owned by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, and the Gutheil house was removed to make room for our present post office in 1964.  Read more