HAWLEY, PA — The staff at Woodloch Pines recently raised money for Dessin Animal Shelter in Honesdale. In an attempt to save the shelter from closing, the staff at Woodloch raised over $1,500 in individual donations alone. On Thursday, September 4, Sarina Betz, Woodloch’s Executive and Human Resources Assistant, presented a donation to the shelter on behalf of the staff at the family resort. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Sixteen new trees will be planted on Broadway this fall as part of ongoing beautification in the Village of Monticello. Tom Manza of Manza Family Farm in Montgomery is donating the trees, which will replace those damaged by the harsh winter.
Installation is set for the week of October 13 as a joint effort between Manza Family Farm and the Village of Monticello DPW, with assistance from Sullivan Renaissance. DPW will also provide necessary machinery, reinstall the tree grates and mulch the new trees. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Community Chorus has resumed weekly Thursday rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Monticello High School, 39 Breakey Avenue, Room 700. The chorus, under the direction of Kevin Giroux, with accompanist Keira Weyant, is preparing to present its 38th annual Winter Concert, scheduled to be performed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 14 in the Immaculate Conception Church, Woodbourne. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Banned Books Week is September 21-27, and highlights the importance of free and open access to information, and celebrates the ability to choose to read any and all books. This year, the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen to highlight comic books that have been banned. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library will host “Intro to Pinterest & Paper Crafting – Make Your Own Holiday Cards and Decorations” on Tuesday, September 30 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. It is the first of a three-part series. Read more
Pictured here circa 1923 are a few of the well-known folks in Narrowsburg’s history. These good friends are posing in front of the first cottage built by Ruth and J. Frank Behling. They are from left, Fred and Evelyn Rasmussen, Frank and Ruth Behling and George Oellrich. These young people often took walks together and enjoyed each other’s company. Read more
MILFORD, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) of Northeastern PA and Greater Pike Community Foundation (GPCF) and the Pike County Public Library will present “Find It – Fix It!” a home energy efficiency workshop on Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m. at The Pike County Public Library, Milford Branch, 119 E. Harford St. This event is free and geared for the whole family. Read more
PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce welcomed six newly appointed directors to the board recently. The new directors are Michele Baehr, Derek Bellinger, Jack Boyle, Michael Sokoloski, Dr. Gina Vives and Jody Welsh.
Pike County Chamber President Paul Brislin expressed excitement, welcoming the new members to the board, and thanked them for their future volunteer time and contributions they will be making to the chamber and the community. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — ND Pro Media invites the public to join them to celebrate their grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 30. There will be three ribbon cuttings, starting at 5:30 p.m. ND Pro Media will welcome the Sullivan County Partnership, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. There will be networking and food for all who attend. Community Bistro will provide light fare during the evening networking. Read more
ROCK HILL, NY — Join the Rock Hill Business and Community Association and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 16 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the opening of The Krispy Apple.
“We are happy to introduce our latest business to Rock Hill, The Krispy Apple and owner Doug Appel,” said Melinda Meddaugh, Rock Hill Business and Community Association president. “The opening of The Krispy Apple supports the continued growth of Rock Hill and will contribute to the overall viability of our community.” Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility in Liberty recently had a ribbon cutting for the unveiling of a new Zen garden. Over six weeks, youth workers who participated in Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development’s Summer Youth Employment Program helped to plan and design the garden. Two large planters are filled with sand and rocks and are at wheelchair height in order for the residents to use the interactive Zen garden. The garden also includes a pond, butterfly bushes, blueberry bushes and various dwarf apple trees. Read more
It’s getting a little chilly out there. I guess it’s time to put the summer clothes away and get out the jeans and sweaters. I love the fall but hate the allergies from the golden rod weed.
There are lots of things going on in the next few weeks, so get your calendar out and enter some of these upcoming events.
On Saturday, September 20, the Cochecton Men’s Club is having their annual chicken barbeque from 2 to 4 p.m. at the parking lot of Cochecton Mills. For more information call Sean at 845/932-8282. Read more
PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Eastern Pike Regional Police Department is urging Pike County residents to sign up for the free emergency alert system Nixle. Members that have signed up for the notification system will receive up-to-date notifications via text, web and email regarding public safety, instructions on weather emergencies, road closings and natural and man-made disasters occurring within Pike County. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello Central School District (CSD) will host a free back-to-school barbeque on Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m. at de Hoyos Memorial Park to launch Parent University, a district-wide initiative designed to enhance student achievement through the support of family and community. All Monticello students and their families are invited to attend. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will be at the Jeff Jamboree on Saturday, September 20. Stop by its booth on Main Street in Jeffersonville between 12 noon and 5 p.m. to see its new logo. Staff from the Public Computer Center (PCC) will also be there to show everyone its new website and offer any computer help. Join them for children’s games and story time with Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther on the steps of the Presbyterian Church at 12:30. All ages are welcome to participate. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL) has formed a business group that meets weekly at the Delaware Free branch from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to talk about using technology to assist local businesses in managing and marketing more effectively. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale’s Congregation Beth Israel will mark the Jewish calendar’s High Holy Days beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, on Wednesday, September 24 at 8 p.m. and continue on September 25 at 10 a.m. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will begin with the Kol Nidre service on October 3 at 8 p.m. and will continue on October 4 at 10 a.m. The congregation will also observe Shabbat Shuva on Friday night, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to join. Read more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Sullivan County Child Passenger Seat program will conduct a child safety seat check-up event on Friday, September 19 at the Loch Sheldrake Firehouse. There will also be a health fair inside the fire hall. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment, to check car seats for proper installation and advise parents and caregivers on how to choose the right car seats and install them properly in their vehicles. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society hosts “Let it Ride” on Saturday, September 27 at the Beach Lake Firehouse on Route 652 to raise funds for the society. “Let it Ride” will feature Las Vegas equipment and professional dealers. Unlike Las Vegas, “Lion Loot” will be used for play and then converted into chances to win prizes. Games include roulette, black jack, Texas Hold’em, craps, and the Wayne County Steeplechase. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Dessin Animal Shelter will hold a “Save Our Shelter” fundraiser on Sunday, September 28 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at The KCPepper Bar and Grille at Lake Wanoka Resort, 182 Ski Run Rd. There are hiking trails, a pet-friendly splash park, full-service cash bar, DJ, raffles and arcade. Tickets cost $35 for all-you-can-eat buffet. Purchase tickets at Dessin Animal Shelter or at Cat’s Pajamas. All proceeds benefit the Dessin Animal Shelter. For more information, call 570/253-4037.