It’s been a long, cold, snowy winter, but now spring is in the air, and as the days get longer and the warm air melts the snow, many of the creatures that have remained hidden over the winter are making their presence known. Hungry from their long winter’s nap, skunks and porcupines are now actively searching for easy food sources such as compost piles and trash cans. Read more
All young animals get into trouble; it doesn’t matter if it’s a dog, a cat, a parrot, a goat, or a calf. With their naturally curious nature, they like to investigate, and this often leads them to get into trouble, including eating things they shouldn’t. Some of the typical things that animals will ingest include clothing, strings, ropes, bones, rocks and toys. By luck, if an animal ingests a foreign object, they may pass it without complication. However, there is also the unfortunate chance when the ingested item can cause a complete obstruction. Read more
WAYMART, PA — Children ages five through 12 can test their building skills at the ninth annual Children’s LEGO Contest during the free Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) Home and Garden Festival. The contest will be held Sunday, April 27 at Ladore Camp & Conference Center. Contestant sign-in begins Sunday at 9:30 a.m.; the contest runs from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Two age groups are eligible: five to eight year olds and nine to 12 year olds. Pre-registration is required. Prizes will be awarded in each age category. Read more
REGION — The Delaware Valley Opera (DVO) and New York Opera Studio are looking for a small group of talented and serious singers interested in a workshop/summer program focused on personal artistry and performance. It will take place from June 7 to 15 in New York City. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — At a recent meeting local church pastors elected new officers for the Honesdale Area Ministerium. Rev. Kenneth Buckwalter, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, was named president; Fr. Gregory Reichlen, of St. John/St. Mary Magdalene Roman Catholic Parish is the new vice president; Pastor Marge Allgeier of White Mills United Methodist Church remains as secretary; Fr. Edward Erb, Grace Episcopal Church, was named treasurer; and Clyde Kreider of First Presbyterian Church acts as assistant treasurer. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s 73rd annual Gala Ball on January 18 raised more than $25,000. Co-chairwoman Martha Wilson said the record amount was the result of strong support from the medical and business communities, as well as countless individuals, including the 193 people who attended the dinner-dance at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort on Lake Wallenpaupack. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Ashley and Sierra Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Monticello High School who exhibit well-rounded scholarship and vocational aptitude geared to the service of others and the ever-changing needs of society. Read more
SHOHOLA, PA — Shohola Boy Scout Troop #76 Scoutmaster Herb Rinkel was recently recognized at a Hudson Valley Council Roundtable meeting where he was presented with the “Unit Leader of Merit” award for dedicated service, responsible leadership, and for providing an opportunity for young people to grow. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeff Bank recently participated in The Children’s Center at Sullivan County Family Court’s first annual food drive. Nonperishable foods were collected from Jeff Bank customers and employees to make baskets for 25 needy families throughout Sullivan County. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — A series of events is planned at the Western Sullivan Public Library for a celebration of all things green in March and April.
"Cooking Irish" will be on Sunday, March 16 at 11 a.m. in Callicoon. Savor the cuisine of Culinary Institute of America chef Steve Peck from The Callicoon Brewery for cooking Irish dishes. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP), in conjunction with the University of Scranton, Small Business Development Center, will host “Be The Best Leader” on Thursday, March 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the lower level large group room of Wayne Bank, 717 Main St. This seminar, free and open to the public, is presented by Donna Simpson, consultant manager of the Small Business Development Center. Read more
ROSCOE, NY — Roscoe NY Beer Co. will be on tap alongside more than 50 international brewers at the 8th annual Spring Craft Beer Festival at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, March 22. They will be pouring their flagship beer, Trout Town™ American Amber Ale, and other varieties brewed specially for the occasion. This is the beer company’s first time participating in a major international festival. Read more
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — From April 3 to 6, the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will offer a new workshop, “Nuno Felting & Knitting.” The name is derived from the Japanese word “nuno” meaning cloth. The technique bonds loose fiber, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. Participants will join workshop leader Patti Shreiner and guest instructor Bette Rycroff in creating a felted scarf or an embellished headband. Beginners are welcome and participants are welcome to bring their own projects to work on as well. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — A hands-on workshop series titled “Recipes for Success” will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County and Liberty Community Development Corporation (CDC) beginning in March. Each class in the series will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. The first session, “Introduction & Overview” will be held March 19. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Two educational sessions of the Cornell Landscape Webinar Series will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County’s Master Gardener program. Session I, “Landscape Update: The Root Connection & Beneficial Insects in Managed Landscapes,” will take place on Wednesday, March 19. Session II, “Urban Horticulture: Woody Shrubs for Stormwater Retention & the State of Our Urban Forests,” will occur on Wednesday, April 16. Both events will be held from 4:45 to 7:15 p.m. at CCE’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County Master Gardeners were selected as one of 50 award winners from a pool of more than 3,000 applicants for the 2013 Subaru Healthy Sprouts Garden Grants administered by the National Gardening Association and funded by Subaru of America. The Sullivan County Master Gardener program is one of only 47 to receive a $500 award package. CCE was delighted to accept this opportunity to support garden education through its Master Gardener program. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Historical Society will offer a free day of genealogy research at its library, located in the Columns Museum, in loving memory of the recently passed, long-time volunteer Noel McCullough. The museum’s research and genealogy library will be open and staffed to assist visitors in their Pike County ancestry search on Saturday, March 15 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., free of charge. Read more
Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following birth:
February 14, 2014 — Dean William Lauersen was born to Megan Massa and Korey Lauersen of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Cindy and Randy Kovaleski of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Denise and Steve Deveau of Cochecton, NY.
Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the following births:
February 12, 2014 — Zackary Camren McGrath was born to Maureen McGrath of Barryville, NY.
February 21, 2014 — Aubrey Rose Troxel was born to Allison and Jason Troxel of Glen Spey, NY.
As a naturopathic doctor (ND), I practice as a naturopathic consultant in Northeast Pennsylvania. Naturopathic medicine is mentioned more frequently these days along with other buzzwords, such as holistic, alternative and complementary medicine. But what does this really mean and how can it complement conventional treatment that you receive from your primary care physician? Read more