SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Rolling V Bus Corp. has announced that 42 drivers have been awarded distinguished GreenRoad Fleet Elite memberships for excellence in driver safety.
The highest GreenRoad honor, induction into Fleet Elite, is reserved for school bus drivers with at least 500 hours behind the wheel who achieve a safety score of five or less for the entire year. A score of 20 or below is considered safe or “Green” driving. Scores between 21 and 50 are considered moderately risky, while anyone exceeding 50 is considered a risky driver.
NARROWSBURG, NY — A St. Patrick’s Day walk, the Windy Kilt 5k, is planned to benefit the Tusten Ambulance Corps and Sullivan County CASA, on Sunday, March 15 at 10 a.m. The walk will start opposite the Narrowsburg Inn, and will proceed along a figure-eight path through town and beyond, under bridges, past parks and along the river. Pre-register before March 5. First 100 participants receive a T-shirt; first 50 receive a hat as well. Visit www.windykilt5k.com.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — At their re-organizational meeting on January 21, the Democratic Women of Sullivan County (DWSC) elected a new slate of officers for 2015. Shown are Lily Stettner, treasurer, left; Joan Stoddard, vice president; Carol Montana, secretary; and Debra Gabriel, president. The steering committee members for 2015 are Kathy LaBuda, Donna Schick and Adrianna Greco. General meetings are held the last Thursday of each month. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Ann Street School will host an open house on Tuesday, March 3 from 4 to 7 p.m., in the education wing of the Milford United Methodist Church, 206 East Ann St. Meet the teachers, tour the school, and learn about preschool and pre-K programs and more. A book fair for those who would like to purchase childrens’ books and gifts will be held at the same time. Call 570/296-6124.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District has announced its annual spring tree and shrub program. Landowners can choose from a wide variety of deciduous and conifer trees and shrubs and specialized packets such as nut tree, flowering tree amd shrub, wildflower, butterfly and perennials. Tree size and age allows the purchaser to select what’s right for their needs. A range of quantities is offered at reduced costs to promote conservation plantings. Other items available through the program are fruit trees, ground covers and wildlife habitat housing. Read more
LACKWAXEN, PA — After having a winter break in January and February, the Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge #3-566 will meet on Sunday, March 15, at its new location, the Lackawaxen Volunteer Firehouse, 774 Rte. 590. The lodge will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a corned beef luncheon at 1 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 2 p.m. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The second semester of the successful Sholom Jewish University for adults will begin the week of March 2 and run through May. Each course consists of 10 classes.
All classes are open to the community. The cost to Temple members is $36 per course per semester and is $54 to non-members.
Discovering Judaism – Tuesdays 12-1:15 p.m. or 3:15-4:30 p.m. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will share videotaped sections of the 2014 General Assembly worship service of the Church of the Larger Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 1 at the Berlin Township Community Center. All are welcome to join the fellowship and stay afterwards for conversation and refreshments. For directions, visit online at www.uduuf.org/directions.
SHOHOLA, PA — A new session of dog obedience classes will begin with orientation on Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m. at the Tri-State Dog Obedience Club (TSDOC) facility at Shohola Business Center on Route 6. Classes are held days and evenings, Monday to Friday. Registration prior to orientation is preferred. Visit www.tristatedogobedienceclub.org or call 570/296-5594 and leave a message with your address. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Two workshops on agricultural business management topics for farm owners and managers will be offered in March by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC), at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Lunch is included. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — In March Wayne County’s senior centers will host Heather Yoder, consumer liaison, PA Office of Consumer Advocate, presenting “Shopping and Saving on your Utility Bills.” It will be presented on Wednesday, March 11 at the Honesdale Senior Center, 323 10th St., 570/253-4262; Thursday, March 12 at the Hamlin Senior Center, Route 590, Township Building, 570/689-3766; and Wednesday, March 18 at the Hawley Senior Center, Bingham Park, 570/226-4209. All presentations will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Read more
SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — During the current school year, as part of the Extended Day curriculum, English-as-a-second-language teachers have been meeting with seventh and eighth graders who are brand new arrivals to America and to Fallsburg Central School District. The Newcomers Program has been very helpful to the children, who come with little or no English. According to instructors Jesus Galvan and Malvina Saavedra, the children get to bond with each other, learn to use computers, and work on homework and academic support with the teacher’s guidance. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Brian Tedaldi, who graduated from Monticello High School graduate in 2011, has made the dean’s list at SUNY Cortland for 2014.
Tedaldo graduated Monticello on the superintendent’s list as a senior athlete who maintained an academic GPA of over 90 for his entire high school career.
At Sullivan County Community College Brian was on the dean’s and president’s list and graduated in spring of 2013 in the Physical Education Teaching Program. He is expected to graduate in 2015 from SUNY Cortland, and plans to become a physical education teacher.
REGION — Photographers are encouraged to submit up to four color images for the Jeff Bank 2016 Calendar Photo Contest. Submissions will be accepted February 20 to April 17. Organized by the Catskill Art Society (CAS), the theme of the contest is the Four Seasons of Nature and Landscapes in Sullivan County, NY. Recognizable locations are preferred, but not mandatory. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Established in 1989, the Little League’s Challenger Division gives mentally and physically challenged boys and girls the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of participation in a Little League program structured to their abilities. Playing with the same uniforms and equipment on the same fields, participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, earning awards for their achievements and learning about the game of baseball, maybe even becoming a fan. Read more
BARRYVILLE, NY — The Eldred Basketball Booster Club Inc. will host its first fundraiser and auction on Thursday, February 19, at B.V.H. Sports Bar from 6 to 11 p.m. The classic menu and special dishes will be available for purchase, with 50% of all proceeds directly benefiting the Eldred Basketball Booster Club. The event will feature a silent auction, with local goods and services including massages, hair styling, restaurant gift certificates and more, beginning at 7 p.m. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Milford’s Music in the Park concert series is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, and will hold a special fundraiser to celebrate the landmark. For 10 years, music has been rocking in the Ann Street Park, bringing folk, rock, country, indie, jazz and many more forms of music to the residents and visitors of Milford: MiZ, Mike Lawlor Banned, Marc von Em, Regina Sayles, The Juicy Grapes, The Parting Glass and the Tara Minstrels, and many more—and all for free. Read more
Tom Scott is pictured here with his fiddle entertaining the crowd at the sportsman’s show in New York City. During the 1940s and ‘50s, the men of Narrowsburg set up an impressive example of a country store at the Coliseum in the city as a way of advertising our local area. Thanks to Barbara Gutheil for donating the picture.
The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
I spent the weekend down in the Bronx with Tommy. It is great that they let me stay in a "hoptel": a hotel room in a hospital; and it's free. So when Tommy gets too tired and wants to sleep, I can go to my room and relax and read. Tommy loved giving boxes of chocolate out to all the nurses and aids (male and female), he is so liked there. Thank God his spirits are good.
I called to speak to Fr. Bill who is back in Holy Name Friary, 2 Morris Rd., Ringwood, NJ 07456, but he could not talk on the phone. He is having a very hard time speaking and he really needs your prayers. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — St. Peter’s Church in Port Jervis will hold its third annual chili cook-off on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at 31 West Main St. Both chili cooks and tasters are needed for the cook-off. Voting will end at 1 p.m. and awards will be given at 1:30 p.m. Read more