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Doubles bowling with the Elks

MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 will present its 16th annual Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament at Kiamesha Lanes on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m.

Each team will consist of one male and one female. There will be four games of no-tap bowling plus a full chicken barbeque including beer, wine and soda at the Elks Lodge following the tournament. There will be prizes for the top three teams.

The suggested donation is $40 per team. Reserve by February 28 by contacting Dean Shattuck at 845/794-1172.

Kindergarten registration

MILFORD, PA — The Kindergarten registration process for Delaware Valley Elementary School’s 2015–2016 Kindergarten class will begin with a parent meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, with a snow date of Wednesday, March 11.  Read more

Sleigh of Goodies winners

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The winners of the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Sleigh of Goodies raffle were drawn in late December. This season’s winners are Julie Gray of Liberty, Emma Wegener of Roscoe and Thomas Ellison of Livingston Manor. For more on what they thought about being a Sleigh of Goodies winner and shopping locally, see www.livingstonmanor.org.

Get help enrolling in health marketplace

REGION — Maternal-Infant Services Network, Inc. (MISN) provides navigators to help you, your family, or your small business apply for affordable health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Our staff provides one-on-one assistance in both English and Spanish, free of charge. Open enrollment ends on February 15. Call 800/453-4666.

UDC committees meet

NARROWSBURG — The Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) Project Review and Operations Committees will meet on Tuesday, January 27, at the UDC office, 211 Bridge St.  Read more

Community EaT Kitchen opens at CCE

LIBERTY, NY — The new Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen will have its official grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Friday, January 30, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The kitchen is located at CCESC’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. A light lunch will be provided by Natural Valley Kitchen of Jeffersonville.  Read more

Trip to Mohegan Sun

HAMLIN, PA — The Hamlin Senior Center’s first bus trip for 2015 will be on Friday, January 23, with a snow date of Monday, January 26. The destination is the Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre.
This year, casinos are requiring everyone to have a valid photo ID to receive free play. Valid up-to-date ID’s are drivers’ licenses, state-issued IDs, passports or military IDs. Manager Debbie is working on more 2015 bus trips. If you have a special place you would like to visit, call her at 570/689-3766 with your ideas.

Understanding reverse mortgages

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Senior Centers will host speaker Katrina F. Boyer, consumer outreach liaison for the PA Department of Banking and Securities, on the topic of reverse mortgages. Boyer will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the locations listed below.

Northern Wayne Fire Company (Crosstown Highway, Lakewood)—Thursday, February 5 (snow date, March 5.) Call 570/253-4262 to reserve a lunch at least a week before this presentation.
Hamlin Senior Center—(Rte. 590, Township Building; 570/689-3766)—Friday, February 6 (snow date, February 12)  Read more

Cactus and succulents class

LIBERTY, NY — A class titled Introduction to Cactus and Succulents will be offered on Thursday, January 29 by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Gardener Volunteer program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

Cacti, which are succulents, evolved under conditions where they had to survive prolonged drought by storing water in leaves, stems or roots. John Story, Cornell University alumnus, will teach participants about these increasingly popular plants in hopes of sparking a life-long interest.  Read more

Professional women meet

MONTICELLO, NY — Professional Women of Sullivan County will hold its first meeting of 2015 at Soy Restaurant, 512 Broadway. Networking will start at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Sunday, January 15.

At least 15 people are needed to hold a meeting. In case of bad weather, the meeting will be cancelled 24 hours in advance.
The cost is $22 for members, $27 for non-members. Respond to debbiemorellis@outlook.com.

Lake Huntington News

I just have to tell everyone I had a great weekend with my husband. He is doing pretty well: he has nine radiations and three chemo shots under his belt. He was in good spirits, and enjoying being with other vets. I keep him busy with his deputy tax collector job. He is the one who puts the tax receipts in the envelopes and mails them out. This year, as per the county, the receipts cannot be mailed out for two weeks to make sure all checks are cashed and do not bounce.  Read more

Did You Know?

These hunters from Long Island are pictured at Zehner’s Boarding House in Lava, NY. The man standing is Herb Gutheil, and at the far right are Henry and Tess Zehner, owners of the boarding house. The estimated date of picture is in mid-1940s. Photo donated by Barbara M. Gutheil.
The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Workforce Alliance opens new testing center

HAWLEY, PA — Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance (WPWA) has opened a Pearson VUE® Testing Center at its new location at 92 Main Ave. The center offers hundreds of certification exams for various industries including the Pennsylvania Educator Certification, Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and General Educational Development (GED) tests. The WPWA Pearson VUE® Test Center is partially funded by a grant from the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.  Read more

‘Look Good, Feel Better’ at CRMC

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Support, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, will host a free program called “Look Good, Feel Better” on Tuesday, January 20, 3 p.m. The program will be held at Catskill Regional Medical Center, 68 Harris Bushville Rd. in Boardroom A located on the second floor of the Ambulatory Services Building.  Read more

‘Loving Your Enemies’

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a service at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 18 at the Berlin Township Community Center, at which Rosie Starr will read Martin Luther King’s sermon, “Loving Your Enemies.” There will be a social hour afterward with conversation and refreshments. For directions, visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

GED (TASC) at The Hub

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library and SUNY Orange will partner to offer a class to prepare students to take the GED exam (now called TASC), starting on January 20. The class will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.  Read more

CES merges with A1 Heating

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Combined Energy Services (CES) owner Mike Taylor and A1 Heating Service owner Joe Williams announced today that their companies have merged and will operate out of the Combined Energy Services office in Dingmans Ferry. The merger with A1 Heating Service will provide new and existing customers with enhanced fuel oil services, as well as cater to a wider delivery area and offer customers the option to pay bills online and explore capped-price budget-payment plans.  Read more

Join the Battle of the Books

MONTICELLO, NY — Students in seventh grade or older are welcome to join Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library’s Battle of the Books team, The Novel Bunch.

Battle of the Books is a reading competition for teens entering grades seven through 12. Participants in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) program read eight pre-selected books, and then participate in trivia-based battles on the books at the regional battle, which is usually in early September.  Read more

ECS seeks hall of fame nominations

ELDRED, NY — The Eldred Central School Hall of Fame is seeking nominations. It was organized many years ago as a positive way of recognizing, preserving and promoting the heritage of the Eldred School District community. Nominees must exemplify high standards of citizenship, leadership, ethical conduct and moral character.  Read more

Fish fry dinner

MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello Kiwanis Club will hold a fish fry dinner on Wednesday, February 18, at Monticello Elks Lodge, 46 North St. from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes cod, fries and coleslaw prepared by Tastefully British. Homemade desserts and beverages will also be served. The cost is $13 per person. Eat in or take out. Tickets will be sold at door. Call 845/807-6332.