For fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9), Quark is a funny-looking extraterrestrial who runs Quark’s Bar on the DS9 space station. For physicists, a quark is an elementary particle and fundamental constituent of matter (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark). For cheesemaker Emily Bryant Montgomery at Calkins Creamery in Wayne County, PA, quark is a “soft, fresh pasteurized cheese that is creamy with a mild tangy taste.” Quark is the German word for ‘fresh curd,’ and it is well loved in Germany and other locales in Europe. Read more
MILFORD AND HONESDALE, PA — In late September, the two library systems in Pike and Wayne counties will launch a collaborative project to share each other’s catalogs and circulation systems. By combining Pike’s catalog of approximately 64,000 titles and Wayne’s 96,000 titles, the expanded catalog will include roughly 160,000 items. Librarians do not yet know how many of these titles are duplicated in the two systems. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — A Special Kids Network meeting will be held on Thursday, July 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack High School cafeteria. These meetings are coordinated and facilitated by regional coordinators where individuals are brought together to collectively address an identified issue or need. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Public Library, located at 1406 Main St., has several events coming up. The first is for kids and families, the second two are for teens and adults. You can check the calendar at www.waynelibraries.org for all the summer events at the libraries throughout the county. Read more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community, Inc. has announced that its board of directors has chosen James Forbes, Jr. as the agency’s next executive director. Its current executive director, Arthur J. Moretti, is leaving to pursue other professional opportunities, and his final day will be August 11. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — A new promotional video was recently launched by The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) on its website and on YouTube. The four-minute video covers the town in all four seasons, along with its rich history, local businesses and eateries, recreational opportunities in the area and many events, including the free Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival. Read more
CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — The Neversink Valley Museum of History & Innovation will present its third installment of its History Lecture Series on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m., featuring local historian Frank Salvati speaking about “The Infamous Walking Purchase of 1737,” to be held at the D&H Canal Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Rd. Light refreshments will be served.
Salvati is a resident of Port Jervis. He is a passionate student of the Indian wars, with a particular interest in the Northeast. He is a popular speaker on the French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Read more
POND EDDY, NY — Support two local fire departments at a classic car and motorcycle show at The River Runner’s Roost, 2378 State Route 97, on August 9 at 11 a.m. with vehicle judging at 4 p.m. There will also be an area vendor’s market, food, drink, music and fun. All proceeds and a portion of food sales will benefit the Lumberland and Westfall Township fire departments. The committee is currently looking for sponsors as well. For more information visit www.Riverrunnersroost.com, call John Codichini at 845/313-4317, or stop by the Roost for admission forms.
HAWLEY, PA — Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference on June 29 to July 2. Attendees participated in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events. Read more
HURLEYVILLE, NY — Individuals who would like to learn about “No Sweat Summer Gardening” are invited to a free Celebrating Sullivan Spaces event on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Hurleyville. Come for hands-on instruction about easy weeding and deadheading techniques and put these skills into practice in the public gardens that are cared for by Hurleyville-Sullivan First volunteers. Read more
EQUINUNK, PA — Teachers at the Manchester Community Library have devised an innovative, one-week program to aid children returning to school in the fall. A basic skills program will be presented in a review workshop from August 4 to 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This free program is for elementary school students who have completed kindergarten. Sign up deadline is July 30. Bring the child who is being enrolled to the library for a brief introduction on a Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. or on a Saturday morning, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce will present “Business without Borders,” a summer joint networking event at the Hotel Fauchere on Tuesday, July 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet and connect with businesses from all over the tri-state area. The Hotel Fauchere will offer a selection of hors d’oeuvres in their gardens, as well as drinks for purchase. Read more
Last weekend I was actually home, and I said to my husband that so many people come up here on vacation, let’s pretend we are on vacation. So we started our Saturday by helping out at Two Frank’s Café at St Francis Church. We went to Skinners Falls and sat by the river, went out to dinner at the Narrowsburg Inn, where we had great burgers and wings. Sunday we got together with friends and all went to Heinle’s for their Sunday brunch, where we ate like a pig—the best Boar’s Head bacon; if you have not tried it, you are missing out. Read more
HAWLEY, PA and BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has welcomed Jennifer Sherwood to the organization as the new land protection coordinator. She joins the existing land protection team, which includes Amanda Subjin, stewardship and education coordinator; Jamie Bartholomew, monitoring coordinator; and Carol Smith, stewardship assistant. Read more
BARRYVILLE, NY — The Barryville United Methodist Church will sponsor a family Bible school on August 4 and 5 at the church on River Road/Rt. 97. The gathering is open to all beginning at 5 p.m. with a fellowship supper provided by the church, followed by praise and worship until 8 p.m. Children and adults will join in song and prayer for two evenings of “FFF: Food, Faith, Family.” There is no cost for this outreach program. For more details call the church office at 845/557-6216.
BEACH LAKE, PA — At 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 20 the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will sponsor a presentation by Mort Malkin and Christine San Jose titled “Our Genetic Heritage: Are We Wired for Violence or Cooperation?” They will make the case for cooperation and caring, based on human history from 50,000 BCE until now, including the story of Hatshepsut, the peaceful female pharaoh, and a reading of Edheduanna’s anti-war poem, “Lament to the Spirit of War.” Following the service at the Berlin Township Community Center, there will be social time and refreshments. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Friends of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will hold a raffle for A Taste of Sullivan County. Winners of three prize packages will be drawn at the Monticello Bagel Festival on August 17. Each package will include gift certificates to a variety of restaurants in Sullivan County. The first prize package is valued at over $500, second prize at over $200, and third prize package is valued at over $100. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Log rolling, a brand new event, will be added this year to the 31st Woodsmen’s Competition on Saturday, August 2 at 2 p.m. during the Wayne County Fair. Chainsaw tree felling, axe throwing, two-person crosscut, Jack and Jill crosscut, skill tree felling, and five classes of chain sawing, including one class for ladies only, will be featured. Competitors from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and beyond can win trophies and prize money for finishing in first, second or third places. The registration deadline is Friday, July 18. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Jeffersonville Lions Club will host its annual charity horse show at Bridle Hill Farm on Saturday, July 26. Classes for all levels of horse and rider are on the schedule, and new for this year are classes for standardbred horses. English, hunter and Western divisions are on the prize list.
All-day fees are offered for 4H and New York State Horse Council members. The farm is on Hemmer Road outside of Jeffersonville and spectators are welcome. Read more