MILFORD, PA — GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center volunteer Doris Bouckenooghe leads Diggy while rider David Martone warms up for his lesson. Side aides Corinne Gannon, left, and Rich St. John, right, assist David by showing him the next step in his exercise. GAIT’s most popular program, Therapeutic Riding, runs from January through November and relies heavily on the assistance of volunteers to ensure a safe, fun, and educational experience for the riders involved. Read more
The origin of the name Dyberry is lost to history. One theory: a settler named Dyberry was the first man to die in the township. Second theory: the man’s name was Dye and he grew distinctive strawberries. The township was established in September 1803 and Bethany, then the county seat, became a separate borough in 1821. In 1816, a group of German immigrants started the first glass factory in Wayne County, making window glass. A post office was established in Dyberry Village in 1854, with Ephraim Kimble, son of a Dyberry pioneer, appointed postmaster. Read more
Seen here are some of the volunteers who worked on the restoration project. They are Matt Murphy, front row left, Ryan Miller, Ricky Miller, Aidan Stone, TJ Teehan, Jen Mills, Brogan Mills, Bettina Roa, Theresa Loughney. In the middle row are Justin Pranga, Joey Loughney, Eagle candidate Jake Mills, Darren Mills, Ron Miller and Joe Loughney. In the back row are Joey Seltzer, left, Alec Brown, Jason Block and John Murphy. Not pictured are Jeff Block, Herb Rinkel, Sean Rinkel, Jonathan Langberg, Laura Langberg, Betty Ann Teehan, Vickie Brown, Scott Murphy and Mikey Seltzer. Read more
Addiction and chronic pain have much in common: neither is going away, and both worsen if not managed. For those suffering from physical pain and the emotional and spiritual trauma of addiction, recovery is likely to include a series of relapses followed by fresh starts. Read more
Lucy Lobdell was born about 1829 and moved to the lumbering camps at Long Eddy about 1850. The equal of any man at hunting, trapping and fishing, she also played the violin and had a beautiful singing voice. In 1852 she married George Slater, who deserted Lucy and her infant daughter just two years later. Destitute, Lucy returned to her parents’ home, but her father complained that Lucy and her child were a burden. She reluctantly left her child with her parents, adopted male attire, and lived off the land. Read more
We were very lucky: no snow. My sister, who lives in Queens, got over two feet, and my oldest brother, Johnny, who lives on Long Island, said he had drifts over five feet. Tommy’s sister, who also lives in Queens, called me today, upset because she and her neighbor had a fight. She shoveled her car out and the neighbor was using a snow blower and blew it all back on her car. My niece had to step in and play referee. I used to hate that—when you clean your spot and someone came and took it. I can assure you their car was not cleared for long. Read more
Honesdale’s Allen House was designed by Henry Heath and built in 1858, the first concrete building in Pennsylvania. The hotel was owned and operated by Samuel Allen. After a three-story addition was built in 1881, it was capable of housing 100 guests in the upper two floors. The ground floor was occupied by the medical office of Dr. Charles A. Dusinberre and a barbershop. The basement contained a laundry room, bar and pool tables. The cement for the hotel was brought to Honesdale by canal from the Rosendale Cement factory at Rondout, NY. Read more
Keeping a cat indoors is a very responsible decision, especially when being concerned about the safety not only of your cat, but also of the local wildlife population. Indoor/outdoor cats exercise their complete predatory instincts and are responsible for the devastation of many birds, rodents and other small animals. Some of them may be endangered. But while living indoors is certainly safer overall than living outdoors for a cat, and indoor living contributes to a longer life expectancy, regular veterinary care is still very important.
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On the night of February 28, 1902, the Lackawaxen River was blocked by a huge ice gorge that formed above the Park Lake dam. Continuing heavy rain fell on melting snow and filled the banks of the river to overflowing. The waters continued to rise after sundown, flooding streets, sidewalks and homes; in a very short time one-third of the town was inundated. Finally, about midnight, the ice jam broke, sending huge chunks of ice through the town, taking out the Main Street bridge and severing the gas line that serviced the upper end of the borough. At midnight the electricity went out. Read more
Tax season is moving along quite nicely. I think I just jinxed myself, but I would like to thank everyone who comes to visit me. Paul Genco is always stopping by just to chat. I guess we will not be seeing the elephant on the lake any time soon; the lake has to be frozen in order to set up the game that the Republicans usually run every year, guessing when the elephant takes a swim in the spring. Read more
Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Joelle Hosanna Brodd was born on November 28, 2015 to Kaitlin and Scott Brodd of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Al and Eileen Sones of Machanicsburg, PA. Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Gwen Brodd of Cary, NC.
Grayson Heath Fincham was born on December 4, 2015 to Mary Strayer and Christopher Fincham of Shohola, PA. Read more
So far we have not had the usual amount of snow and cold this season, but that will no doubt change as we progress through the winter. This also is the time of the year when people seek out warm- or cold-weather locations for the winter months or for vacation. There is a relationship between ambient temperature exposure, exertion, and occurrences of cardiovascular events or other physical symptoms. Read more
Happy New Year! We did it—managed to make it through another holiday season.
This Christmas, many of you may have been fortunate enough to receive an electronic gift—but you may need assistance in understanding the operation of your new gift. For example: a Fitbit. How do you link it to your computer, smart phone or iPad? What information is available? How do you charge it? Simple questions for some and difficult for others. Read more
Joel G. Hill, born in Otsego County, NY in 1845, moved with his parents at the age of three to Equinunk in Wayne County, PA. He was educated in the local schools and in 1864 enlisted in the 50th New York Engineers. He was present at Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomatox Court House. After the war, Joel Hill returned to Wayne County and over the years became one of the area’s leading citizens. In 1873, he married Mary Jane Flynn of Manchester Township and had three children. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Joanne Letendre poses with gifts collected by the Narrowsburg Ecumenical Food Pantry. Letendre supervised the toy drive, which helped over 50 local children. She said, “Thank you to Pete’s Market, St. Francis Church, Our Lady of the Lake Church, St. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The George L. Cooke Elementary School has reached out to inspire others with its “Warm Hearts and Hands” program. The children have been very active this year in the student council with a variety of projects to reach out and help others. The project for December was to collect new scarves, hats, gloves and mittens for families in need across the Monticello Central School District. The students have collected over 100 items. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted another in the series of Ladies Night Out dinner lectures on health issues on Monday evening, December 7 at the Erie Trackside Manor. Approximately 125 guests attended the event. The topic was “Mediterranean Diet for the Holidays,” a PowerPoint presentation and cooking demonstration by representatives of Morrison Healthcare at Bon Secours Community Hospital under the direction of clinical nutrition manager Elaine Ridley, RD, CDN. Read more
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop will hold auditions for its Valentine cabaret on Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sullivan County Museum. The cabaret will take place on February 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and February 14 at 2 p.m.
Please have the sheet music for at least two songs. This year’s theme is “Love Songs and Not-Such-Love Songs.” If you have questions about the auditions, call 845/798-4971. Read more