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May 23, 2015
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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

Narrowsburg News

Everyone seems to notice the little white church perched on the hill on Route 97, south of town, but how many of us have actually visited this church, one of several registered historic landmarks of our town?  Read more

Did You Know?

Two pictures have been combined on this old postcard. On the bottom it reads: “Ice Races and Judges at Lake Huntington, N.Y.” Pictured perhaps circa 1900, it was back in the days when folks made their own fun, and they were often creative about it. The four horse-and-buggies are off and running. The judges seem to have taken their role seriously. They are all dressed up for the occasion. I hope they all met somewhere to warm up after the event!  Read more

Lake Huntington News

As I am writing this column I am sweating and I have the fan on, but it's not helping one bit. What happened to spring? It feels like summer already. I guess in July we will have the weather in the 50’s. A belated Happy Mothers' Day to all; I spent my day with my sister and one of my brothers and his family. Please keep Elisabeth Bringle in your thoughts and prayers on the passing of her mother Renata Radzikowski. It is so hard to have a nice time on Mothers' Day when your mom is in heaven, keep your mom's memories alive.  Read more

Rabies clinics in Sullivan and Wayne counties

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — There will be a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats sponsored by the Jeffersonville Lion’s Club on Tuesday, May 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Firehouse. The cost is $6 per pet. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier. In order to receive a three-year rabies vaccination you must have official written proof of previous vaccination. Call 845/482-3330.  Read more

Battle with a bug

Pets in general can be quite mischievous and inquisitive. Dogs are a very good example of this. Because they find insects interesting, they frequently stick their noses in bushes and flowerbeds to investigate. The result is that they are often stung on their nose or face. The stings of bees, wasps and hornets as well as bites from ants and spiders can cause great trouble for your dog.  Read more

Reducing your risk of medication errors

It is estimated that there are as many as 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events that occur in the U.S. annually with 530,000 of these events occurring in the Medicare-age group alone. The Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die from medical error each year. Of these preventable deaths, one-third are from medication errors.  Read more

Fall prevention program

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging’s PrimeTime Health program will host a workshop to reduce falls on Wednesday, May 20 at the Hawley Senior Center. There will be a morning session starting at 10 a.m., a lunch break from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and an afternoon session from 12:30 to 2 p.m.  Read more

‘Do the Right Thing’ awards

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Fallsburg High School seniors Nyasia Harris and Karryn Smith received Al Rasnick “Do the Right Thing” Awards from Judge Bart Rasnick on February 26, 2015. Members of the school community nominated these students as deserving recognition for performing positive actions in school, in the home and in the Fallsburg community. They represent good citizenship and good values that we all want to encourage.  Read more

Neighbors helping neighbors

HONESDALE, PA — On Sunday, May 3, Honesdale High School freshman Mackenzie Porter, suffered a fracture in her back and a head trauma from doing what she loves, riding a horse. She is currently in ICU at Albany Medical Center with her family by her side. In the beginning of the school year her brother, Taylor, underwent multiple surgeries from a life-changing wrestling arm injury.  Read more

Vote on Fallsburg school budget, board

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — The polls will be open for a vote on the 2015-2016 Fallsburg Central School District budget on May 19, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the high school library. During the past week residents received a copy of the school district budget, with details for their review, as part of a district-wide mailing with the April/May Fallsburg Comet Newsletter. Details of the proposed budget can be found on the school website, www.fallsburgcsd.net.  Read more

Country retreat and contents to be auctioned off for Wayne libraries

STARLIGHT, PA — A house and property located two miles from state game land #299 in Scott Township, Wayne County and one mile from Balls Eddy public access on the Upper Delaware River will be auctioned off on Sunday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m. as part of a benefit for the Wayne Library Alliance (WLA). The contents of the house—antiques, art, furniture household and kitchen items and other great finds—will also be auctioned on that date, starting at 12 noon.  Read more

JEMS meets

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeffersonville Enhances More of Sullivan, Inc. (JEMS) meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church. The next meeting is on Thursday, May 21. JEMS inspires community pride and supports volunteerism among many of the area youth organizations. Call 845/482-5354.

Library bike fundraiser

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Public Library will raffle off one Trek Marlin 6 Bike, provided by Action Bikes and Outdoor to raise funds. Tickets are available for a tax-deductible donation of $25. There are only 215 tickets being sold to give you a better chance at winning. The winner will be selected when all 215 tickets are sold.The winner also has the option of taking the Trek Marlin 6 or an equivalent bike model from Action Bikes and Outdoor. Store credit may also be issued toward a bike of a greater value if the winner prefers.  Read more

Cocoon welcomes new pastry chef

HAWLEY, PA — Cocoon Coffee House and Catering Company recently welcomed Julia Kent as executive pastry chef. The expansion will allow Cocoon to carry on the legacy of daily fresh-baked breads begun decades ago at its sister property, The Settlers Inn. Kent will create custom-made cakes for special occasions and provide freshly baked bread daily to Cocoon Coffee House and Mill Market at the Hawley Silk Mill.

Kent studied at Manhattan’s French Culinary Institute, now known as the International Culinary Center. She was most recently executive pastry chef at Milford’s Hotel Fauchère.  Read more

Patriot Connectors meeting

HAWLEY, PA — David Madeira will be the guest speaker for the Patriot Connectors on May 14 at the Wallenpaupack High School Library. The school is located two miles east of Hawley. Social hour begins at 6:30, with the meeting starting at 7 p.m.
Madeira is host of “The Talker,” which airs from 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays on 94.3 FM Bold Gold Radio Network. He calls himself a recovering politician and says this is his therapy.  Read more

Infinity Salon donates to the Wayne County Public Library

HONESDALE, PA — Colleen Martin, left, owner of Infinity Salon Maple Avenue in Seelyville, 570/253-1166, donated a check for $150 to the Wayne County Public Library recently. Martin opened her salon about eight months ago and wanted to do some community outreach. So she and her team decided to do a raffle for a full body massage at the salon and donate the proceeds to the Wayne County Public Library. The happy winner was Karyn Kazinski. “We hope to do several of these events throughout the year and donate the proceeds to different non-profits”, said Martin.  Read more

Comments solicited on brownfield cleanup

MONTICELLO, NY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from EPR Concord II, L.P. for the site of the proposed Adelaar development (site ID #C353014), located in the Town of Thompson at Concord Road, Kiamesha Lake.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than May 29. The application can be reviewed at Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 393 Broadway.  Read more

Recognizing caregivers

LIBERTY, NY — The Caring for Caregivers Committee, created by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) and Catskill Regional Medical Center, invites Sullivan County residents to help formally recognize caregivers by sending brief letters describing how a caregiver they know is exceptional. Family caregivers will be recognized at a future special ceremony and will be invited to a ‘Blessing of the Hands’ on May 12 at Catskill Regional Medical Center.  Read more

Clothing drive at Sullivan West

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Sullivan West Student Council is sponsoring a clothing fundraiser at the high school in Lake Huntington until Monday, May 25. A dumpster donated by Thompson’s Sanitation is next to the parking circle at the high school for your convenience in dropping off bags. Acceptable items include clothing and shoes, pocketbooks, backpacks, briefcases, belts, hats, gloves, scarves, ties and baby accessories. All household items made of fabric are accepted as well as soft and hard toys.  Read more