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Kiwanis family walks to fight hunger

MOUNTAINDALE, NY — The Kiwanis Clubs of the Hudson River West Division will hold their fourth annual Kiwanis Walks for Hunger on Saturday, April 18. All food items collected in Sullivan County will be distributed to various food pantries and distribution centers within the county.  Read more

‘Keep Calm and Woman On’

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan’s 19th annual Women’s Conference is set to take place on Saturday, April 11. This year’s theme is “Keep Calm and Woman On.” The keynote speaker will be Michele Balan. A finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Balan has appeared on the Joy Behar Show, Byron Allen’s “Comics Unleased” and the OUTlaugh festival on MTV. There will also be a full day of workshops on topics from jewelry making to cake decorating and from beauty tips to the latest fitness craze, Piloxing.  Read more

Growing Older Together meeting

BEACH LAKE, PA — A grassroots group focused on exploring ways to serve the needs the aging population in our community will host a meeting on Monday, April 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center, 50 Milanville Rd. At this meeting, participants will investigate the possibilities of implementing the “Village” model in Wayne County, PA and Sullivan County, NY.  Read more

Knights hold tricky tray

MATAMORAS, PA — Knights of Columbus John Paul II Council 13935 of St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s will sponsor a tricky tray on April 11, at the Delaware Valley Elementary School gym, 244 Routes 6 and 209. Proceeds will fund a scholarship program and other local charities. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with calling to start at 2 p.m. Admission is free; tickets cost $1 per sheet. There will be baskets, gift certificates, a kids’ table and an over-21 table. There will be door prizes, cash prizes and a 50/50. Call 845/672-3322.

Scholarships available for Sullivan women

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Professional Women of Sullivan County (PWSC) is offering 10 scholarships to Sullivan County women seeking education. Five scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to women returning to education after several (or many) years away. Additionally, five scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to five high school seniors pursuing higher education. PWSC is particularly looking for young women who excel academically, are well-rounded and are committed to community service and civic engagement.  Read more

In search of the best sandwich maker

MONTICELLO, NY — Marshall and Sterling Insurance will celebrate the grand re-opening of its offices, now located at Route 42 and High Street, on Saturday, June 6. During the day, an “Iron Chef”-style sandwich-making contest will be held. Locals are encouraged to participate.  Read more

Exotic chickens

MONTICELLO, NY —Craig Russell, president of the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities will return to the Catskill Exotic Bird Club on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at 20 Crystal St. Accompanying Craig will be a collection of some of his most unusual and rare chickens. Probably the most knowledgeable poultry historian living today, Craig will give an entertaining presentation about rare and weird breeds of chickens and their relatives at the April meeting of the Catskill Exotic Bird Club.  Read more

Courses at the library

NARROWSBURG, NY — The public computer center of the Western Sullivan Public Library has two workshops in April. “Understanding and Maintaining Your Computer,” at the branch in Narrowsburg, will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. The class will review the functionality within the control panel to manage sounds, hardware, programs, disk clean-up, defragmentation and more. For late arrivals, please use the rear entrance, because the library closes at 1 p.m.  Read more

Awareness at service

BEACH LAKE, PA — Pat Sanders will present a program on the topic of awareness based on a yoga teacher’s observations at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 12 at the Berlin Township Community Center. She will explore the concept of “bare attention,” showing how we can grow into a wise and honest mindfulness that helps us to live gratefully and fully. The quarterly meeting of the board of directors of the Fellowship will be held after refreshments and conversation following the service. For directions see www.uduuf.org/directions.

Farm food safety series

LIBERTY, NY— A two-part farm food safety series will be offered this spring by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Haiku workshop

HONESDALE, PA — Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, will facilitate a haiku writing workshop titled “Let the Spring Breeze Enter” on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Two Rivers Zen Community, 926 Court St. The workshop is co-sponsored by Two Rivers Zen Community, where Sensei Cooper is director and head teacher, and the Wayne County Arts Alliance.  Read more

New medical center opens in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE, NY — Kelly Edwards, adult nurse practitioner, has recently opened the Youngsville Medical Center at 4054 State Route 52. The center offers general medicine and women’s health as well as Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, DOT drug and alcohol consortium testing, and firemen’s physicals. The center opened in December and recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony. It is open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 845/482-4800.

Rielly opens office in Port

PORT JERVIS, NY — James P. Rielly, MD, FACS, a board-certified vascular surgeon with Rockland Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, has opened a new office at 32 Canal St.

Rielly specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery, especially minimally invasive arterial work such as angioplasties, atherectomies and stents. He routinely sees patients for swollen or painful legs, claudication, varicose veins, carotid stenosis, aneurysms and leg ulcers.  Read more

Wayne Bank raises colon cancer awareness

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Bank employees participate in C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day, a program to raise awareness for colon cancer in northeast Pennsylvania and the importance of screening and early detection. Organized by Wayne Bank team captain Julie Kuen, on behalf of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, participants dress C.A.S.U.A.L. while wearing a specially designed pin and/or custom T-shirt. Colon and rectal cancers are one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in northeast PA.

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
3/19/2015 — Carter John Diehl was born to Brindy and Adam Diehl of Damascus, PA. Maternal grandparents are Brian and Jill Goodman of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Louis and Jule Diehl of Damascus, PA.
3/20/2015 — Quinn Evelynn Scott was born to Lisa and Heath Scott of Beach Lake, PA.  Read more

Exercise Extravaganza benefits EMS

HAWLEY, PA — The Lackawaxen Township EMS will hold its third annual Dance Exercise Extravaganza on Saturday, April 18 at the Woodloch Springs Sports Complex. Classes will be held simultaneously in the pool, gym, and the multi-purpose room from 8:15 a.m. through 4:15 p.m. There will be aqua, mind/body, cardio, strength, tai chi, BOSU® and kickboxing classes.  Read more

Food supplements & memory issues: buyer beware

REGION — What are you getting in the many food supplements available today; who is overseeing their contents and how well the public is being protected?  Read more

Highway to Heaven Sunday school opens

NORTH BRANCH, NY — Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church has announced the opening of its Highway to Heaven Sunday School, which will meet every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at the church, 999 County Rd. 95.  Read more

Talk on forgiveness

BEACH LAKE, PA — Ellen Bay will deliver a talk, “50 Shades of Forgiveness,” titled to recognize the emotional and spiritual complexity of the subject, at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Berlin Township Community Center. At this service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Bay will examine both forgiveness of others and self-forgiveness from the perspectives of a variety of religious and community leaders. She is a psychologist and photographer who splits her time between Milanville and Manhattan.  Read more

Teen and children’s drama classes at NACL

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre, the award-winning theatre company, is registering children and teens for its spring session of drama classes for children and young adults. Classes will be held Thursdays starting April 23 and run for eight weeks until June 11.

Children’s Creative Drama class for ages six to 12 years of age will be taught by NACL artistic director Tannis Kowalchuk, and held Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $95.  Read more