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Did You Know?

Here, celebrating the Combined Federal Campaign for the Department of Defense in 1982, we see a local gal, Cathy Brock, showing the results of the campaign that she, as a member of the Army, helped produce. Pictured with her for the event are Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger, Deputy Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci and Stan Brown, U.S. Army. (From the collection of Ruth & J. Frank Behling.)  Read more

Senior centers host utility bill program

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — In March Wayne County’s senior centers will host Heather Yoder, consumer liaison, PA Office of Consumer Advocate, presenting “Shopping and Saving on your Utility Bills.” It will be presented on Wednesday, March 11 at the Honesdale Senior Center, 323 10th St., 570/253-4262; Thursday, March 12 at the Hamlin Senior Center, Route 590, Township Building, 570/689-3766; and Wednesday, March 18 at the Hawley Senior Center, Bingham Park, 570/226-4209. All presentations will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon.  Read more

Fallsburg Junior High helps newcomers

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — During the current school year, as part of the Extended Day curriculum, English-as-a-second-language teachers have been meeting with seventh and eighth graders who are brand new arrivals to America and to Fallsburg Central School District. The Newcomers Program has been very helpful to the children, who come with little or no English. According to instructors Jesus Galvan and Malvina Saavedra, the children get to bond with each other, learn to use computers, and work on homework and academic support with the teacher’s guidance.  Read more

Tedaldi on dean’s list at SUNY Cortland

MONTICELLO, NY — Brian Tedaldi, who graduated from Monticello High School graduate in 2011, has made the dean’s list at SUNY Cortland for 2014.

Tedaldo graduated Monticello on the superintendent’s list as a senior athlete who maintained an academic GPA of over 90 for his entire high school career.

At Sullivan County Community College Brian was on the dean’s and president’s list and graduated in spring of 2013 in the Physical Education Teaching Program. He is expected to graduate in 2015 from SUNY Cortland, and plans to become a physical education teacher.

Jeff Bank calendar call to artists

REGION — Photographers are encouraged to submit up to four color images for the Jeff Bank 2016 Calendar Photo Contest. Submissions will be accepted February 20 to April 17. Organized by the Catskill Art Society (CAS), the theme of the contest is the Four Seasons of Nature and Landscapes in Sullivan County, NY. Recognizable locations are preferred, but not mandatory.  Read more

Little League for children with disabilities

HAWLEY, PA — Established in 1989, the Little League’s Challenger Division gives mentally and physically challenged boys and girls the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of participation in a Little League program structured to their abilities. Playing with the same uniforms and equipment on the same fields, participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, earning awards for their achievements and learning about the game of baseball, maybe even becoming a fan.  Read more

Basketball booster club fundraiser

BARRYVILLE, NY — The Eldred Basketball Booster Club Inc. will host its first fundraiser and auction on Thursday, February 19, at B.V.H. Sports Bar from 6 to 11 p.m. The classic menu and special dishes will be available for purchase, with 50% of all proceeds directly benefiting the Eldred Basketball Booster Club. The event will feature a silent auction, with local goods and services including massages, hair styling, restaurant gift certificates and more, beginning at 7 p.m.  Read more

Fundraiser for Music in the Park

MILFORD, PA — Milford’s Music in the Park concert series is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, and will hold a special fundraiser to celebrate the landmark. For 10 years, music has been rocking in the Ann Street Park, bringing folk, rock, country, indie, jazz and many more forms of music to the residents and visitors of Milford: MiZ, Mike Lawlor Banned, Marc von Em, Regina Sayles, The Juicy Grapes, The Parting Glass and the Tara Minstrels, and many more—and all for free.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

The Town of Tusten continues to lead the way to convert gluttonous municipal carbon habits to more responsible, alternative ways of energy production, thereby reducing its carbon footprint.  Read more

Did You Know?

Tom Scott is pictured here with his fiddle entertaining the crowd at the sportsman’s show in New York City. During the 1940s and ‘50s, the men of Narrowsburg set up an impressive example of a country store at the Coliseum in the city as a way of advertising our local area. Thanks to Barbara Gutheil for donating the picture.

The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lake Huntington News

I spent the weekend down in the Bronx with Tommy. It is great that they let me stay in a "hoptel": a hotel room in a hospital; and it's free. So when Tommy gets too tired and wants to sleep, I can go to my room and relax and read. Tommy loved giving boxes of chocolate out to all the nurses and aids (male and female), he is so liked there. Thank God his spirits are good.

I called to speak to Fr. Bill who is back in Holy Name Friary, 2 Morris Rd., Ringwood, NJ 07456, but he could not talk on the phone. He is having a very hard time speaking and he really needs your prayers.  Read more

St. Peter’s to hold chili cook-off

PORT JERVIS, NY — St. Peter’s Church in Port Jervis will hold its third annual chili cook-off on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at 31 West Main St. Both chili cooks and tasters are needed for the cook-off. Voting will end at 1 p.m. and awards will be given at 1:30 p.m.  Read more

Pre-school fun at Sunshine Hall

ELDRED, NY — Pre-schoolers enjoy a snow-painting session at Eldred’s Sunshine Hall Library. Every other Thursday morning, the library offers pre-schoolers a library story time from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. The hour includes stories, songs, finger plays, and arts and crafts. The next session is on Thursday, February 12. For more information or to register call 845/557-6258.

Sons of Norway celebrate Osteyee’s 100th

BOHEMIA, PA — The Bernt Balchen Lodge #3-566 of the Sons of Norway, located at the Central Volunteer Fire Department Hall, Westcolong Road off Route 590, will honor one of its long-time members on February 21. Her name is Margaret Louise Anderson Osteyee. Born in Duluth, MN to Norwegian immigrant parents, she is not only a long-time member of Sons of Norway, but also served our country during World War II.  Read more

Courses at Temple Sholom

MONTICELLO, NY — The second semester of our successful Sholom Jewish University for adults will begin the week of March 2 and run through May. Each course consists of 10 classes.

All classes are open to the community. The cost to temple members is $36 per course per semester and is $54 to non-members. Temple Shalom is located at 5 Dillon Rd.

Discovering Judaism – Tuesdays 12 noon-1:15 p.m. or 3:15-4:30 p.m.  Read more

Reverse mortgage program rescheduled

HAMLIN, PA — The presentation on reverse mortgages previously scheduled for the Hamlin Senior Center on February 6 (see our January 15 issue) has been rescheduled. Speaker Katrina F. Boyer, consumer outreach liaison for the PA Department of Banking and Securities, will now speak in Hamlin on Friday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The center is located at the Salem Township building on Route 590, 570/689-3766. For more information visit

Elephant expert to speak at meeting

MONTICELLO, NY — Richard Chiger, elephant expert, will be presenting a different kind of program at the Catskill Exotic Bird Club on Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at 20 Crystal St. The talk will be about elephants and what is happening to them today in our world, including the horrors of the ivory trade and its effect on the extant populations of wild elephants. The talk will also focus on the conditions of captive elephants with emphasis on the ones that Chiger has known personally, where they live, how they live and what can be done to make their lives better.  Read more

‘Starting Fresh in the Face of Uncertainty’

BEACH LAKE, PA — As the world spins relentlessly out of our control, is there solace and are there steps we can take to bolster our faith in and hope for the world? Weaving together stories of her ministerial internship year, songs, ritual and an introduction to process theology, Laurie Stuart will lead a service, “Starting Fresh in the Face of Uncertainty,” at a meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. All are welcome to come, and stay after the program for conversation and refreshments.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

The doctors told me Tommy is doing well and he has two weeks left of radiation and chemo therapy, and they are going to keep him for an extra week to make sure he is OK. Then in six weeks a repeat PET scan and hope to God nothing is there.  Read more

Learn to make homemade, healthy pet treats

LIBERTY, NY — Anyone looking to take control over what the family pet is eating, avoid unhealthy additives and tailor treats to a pet’s preferences is encouraged to attend a workshop on how to safely and successfully make pet treats at home presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Food Preservation program. The class will be held on Saturday, February 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen in its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more