Can you believe it? It’s August already! How come summer goes by so fast and winter seems to last forever? Just like weekends go by so fast, and Monday to Friday drags. I hope all of you are out there enjoying yourselves and taking advantage of all the events that summer brings. Enjoy life and keep smiling. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — A new business, Beach Lake Wellness Center for Body and Spirit, located at 12 Village Rd., will hold a free body, health and energy clinic on Sunday, August 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. Clients and potential clients will have a chance to check out services offered and meet with acupuncturists, a nutritionist, a certified holistic health coach, a neuro-muscular massage therapist (trained in medical and rehabilitation massage), and a Reiki Master and reflexologist. Read more
Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
6/25/14 — Grace Ann Esselman was born to Kirstin Cookingham and Aaron Esselman of Cochecton, NY. Maternal grandparents are Maureen and Mike Cookingham of Tusten, NY. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Betty Esselman of Frostproof, FL.
6/27/14 — Hunter and Rider Knoll were born to Amanda Buchko and Frank Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robert Buchko Jr. and Karen Buchko of Milford, PA. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Lisa Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA. Read more
Between 2008 and 2011, the Centers for Disease Control reported on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE). Collectively known as the ACE Study (www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/), these reports uncovered a link between childhood trauma and the chronic diseases people develop as adults, as well as a variety of social and emotional problems. This includes heart disease, lung cancer, diabetes and many autoimmune diseases, as well as depression, violence or being a victim of violence, or suicide. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Iris and Joe Gural of Beach Lake, PA, seen at right, share their whimsical garden with garden lovers at the sixth annual SullivanArc Garden Tour, held on June 21 in and around Narrowsburg. For the first time, the tour left Sullivan County and crossed the bridge into Beach Lake, PA for three gardens. There were a variety of gardens on the tour featuring a boulder garden, a rooftop garden, a secret garden, a kitchen garden and a unique rock garden. One hundred five people visited the nine gardens either on the coach bus tour or the self-drive tour. Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Emergency preparedness, hiking and weather were not only merit badges, but a way of life, as Shohola Troop 76 persevered rain, tornado warnings, flooding and mud at summer camp this year. Twenty-eight members of the troop, along with their scoutmaster and two assistant scoutmasters, spent a challenging week at Camp Onteora in Livingston Manor. Assistant Scoutmaster and Advancement Chairman Ron Miller proudly reported that 123 merit badges were earned, along with a number of rank advancements.
CALLICOON, NY — The 19th Annual Catskill Cup Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, July 20 at the Villa Roma, with 114 golfers participating. The winners of this year’s Catskill Cup are Kort Wheeler, left, Rick Schmidt, Ian Blumenthal and John Meyer. All proceeds benefit people with developmental disabilities supported by SullivanArc.
TOWN OF TUSTEN — Talks and tours, demonstrations and displays filled the annual local history weekend at Ten Mile River (TMR) Scout Camp on August 2 and 3. Visitors learned about the early history and inhabitants of the Upper Delaware River Valley and of Sullivan County, the economic contribution of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at TMR during the Great Depression, the construction of New York City’s reservoir system in the Catskills and more. Read more
HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Seelig Division Medical Laboratory in Harris, and Grover Hermann Division Medical Laboratory in Callicoon have been awarded recognition from the accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). This accomplishment was attained following an on-site inspection of both hospitals, as required by the CAP’s Accreditation Program. Read more
MATAMORAS, PA — For the third time since opening its doors in 2010, Two Rivers Grille was the recipient of a Times Herald-Record Readers’ Choice award. The Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant was voted this year’s “Best Restaurant in Pike County,” having previously earned the distinction of “Best Soup Place in Pike County” in 2012 and “Best Restaurant in Hudson Valley” in 2011. Announcement of the award came on the heels of a grand opening celebration held earlier this week to debut the restaurant’s new bar and expanded dining area. Read more
Are you feeling lucky? If you answered “yes,” then it is time to buy some raffle tickets, which benefit St. Francis Church, and possibly you. All prizes are cash, with a grand prize of $5,000. These prizes are so good that even the 4th and 5th prizes of $500 are good, with 2nd prize even better at $2,000 and third prize at $1,000. Tickets are limited to only 400, so you are not competing with the world, just a relatively small number. Read more
GLEN SPEY, NY — More than 300 cyclists posed for a photograph, left, after crossing the finish line of a two-day, 180-mile bike ride that raised over $4 million last week for Chai Lifeline, an organization that pays for Jewish children with fatal, life-threatening or lifelong serious chronic diseases to attend a special summer camp at Camp Simcha in Glen Spey. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC), and naturalist Ed Wesely for a free monarch butterfly program at the CCESC office in Liberty on Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
For 20 years, Ed Wesely and Barbara Yeaman rescued Monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars from threatened habitats, reared and then released them. With the help of local school children, they nurtured and released over 6,000 adult monarchs. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is offering the mandated on-the-job security guard training on August 9 and 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Street Education Center. The cost of the course is $185. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library is announcing a series of “how-to” writer’s presentations covering topics such as self-publishing and memoir writing. Louis Alexander, author of “Echoes from a Small Country Town,” will present memoir writing on Tuesday, August 12 at the Delaware Free branch in Callicoon at 6 p.m. Local author Myron Gittell will discuss how to self publish on Wednesday, September 10 at the Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg at 6:30 p.m. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society will mark the 185th anniversary of the running of the Stourbridge Lion locomotive this Friday, August 8 with an open house at its museum located at 810 Main St. Admission will be free all day. Light refreshments will be served. At 4:30 p.m. Ab Rutherford will give a talk about the Stourbridge Lion as part of the historical society’s weekly summertime Plain Speaking Series. He will recount that famous trial run and answer questions about the history of the “Iron Lion,” the first steam engine to run on tracks in the Western Hemisphere. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Volunteers are needed for a summertime count of homeless individuals in Wayne County. The so-called “point-in-time count” will be conducted on Thursday, August 21 between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. This is a bi-annual event in which volunteers spread throughout the community seeking out those who are homeless to obtain statistical information to be entered into a federal database that prioritizes funding for housing related monies. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Grey Towers Heritage Association and the U.S. Forest Service collected 514 pounds of non-perishable food (381 items) from visitors who attended the annual ice cream social and free open house at Grey Towers on July 4. The annual event is a re-creation of the ice cream socials hosted by Pennsylvania Gov. Gifford Pinchot when he lived at Grey Towers. The organizations sponsor this event and donate the food items to the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Milford.