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Community Curriculum November 15

Social media workshop

HAWLEY, PA — The Downtown Hawley Partnership will hold “Facebook 101,” a social media workshop for business owners. Learn how to create social media profiles to grow your business, attract more customers to your storefront or website, and integrate social media with your other promotional campaigns. Join the marketing committee of the Downtown Hawley Partnership on Monday, November 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Undercroft at the Settlers Inn. The workshop is free for DHP members and costs $10 for non-members.  Read more

Shopping Cart Challenge benefits food pantry

NARROWSBURG, NY - Catskill Hudson Bank (CHB) will be taking the Shopping Cart Challenge at Pete’s Market on Monday, November 9 at 9 a.m. One lucky CHB employee (voted by CHB customers) will run around the store collecting as many groceries as they can in a three-minute period. All groceries will be donated to the Narrowsburg Ecumenical Food Pantry.

Oldfield joins Crystal Run at Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, NY — Crystal Run Healthcare announces the addition of Kate Oldfield, certified physician assistant to the practice. She will be seeing patients in Rock Hill.

Oldfield earned her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Le Moyne College in Syracuse. She is a board certified physician assistant in urgent care.

Visit, follow it on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, or call 845/703-6999.

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Logan Joseph Budd was born on September 20, 2015 to Ann Marie Knoll and Daniel Bidd of Lackawaxen, PA. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Lisa Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA. Paternal grandparents are Adelle and David Budd of Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Audrey Summer Landmesser was born on September 25, 2015 to Renae and Timothy Landmesser of Lords Valley, PA. Maternal grandparent is John Reinfurt of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Jo-Ann Landmesser of Hallstead, PA.  Read more

Kate Krempasky joins Honesdale Surgical Associates

HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale Surgical Associates, a specialty practice of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) offering general and vascular surgery, has welcomed certified physician assistant Kate Krempasky to its staff.  Read more

Health system wants feedback

SULLIVAN and ORANGE COUNTIES, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center want to get feedback from residents about what they think of the health of our community. To collect information, a health assessment survey has been set up online at (Sullivan County) and (Orange County). The questions in the survey are designed to determine the key health issues in the community. Everyone who takes the survey is eligible to win a $50 gift card.  Read more

Preparing for cold weather

Now that October is over and we are moving into the colder time of year, this is a good time to think about how to stay healthy during the winter months. It’s important to know about this year’s flu and pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccine recommendations and ways we can prevent the spread of viral infections at home and at work.

What is the benefit of getting a flu shot if you are healthy or perhaps have never had the flu?  Read more

Brucher named dedicated caregiver

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Carol Brucher of Jeffersonville was surprised by her friends this August who wanted to recognize her help as an informal caregiver in the community. Carol was nominated by her friend and co-worker Kathy Werlau, and was given a small afternoon party to thank her for her “helping hands.”  Read more

Participants sought for holiday parade

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Rick Drew Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 6, and is seeking animal groups, organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, music groups, fire companies, police groups, civic groups and businesses to participate in the parade. We welcome your group to march, have a float or vehicle, show off your pets, play music and show your holiday spirit and have a chance to win one of 14 trophies that will be awarded after the parade.  Read more

Stamp & Hobby Show

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Philatelic Society will hold its 43rd annual Stamp & Hobby Show at the Ted Streobele Recreation Center on Saturday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. There will be hourly prize drawings, stamp dealers, coin dealers, door prizes and free parking.

RSVP to this opportunity

HONESDALE, PA — Growing Older Together (GOT) will host a presentation by Caryn Mathews, project director of Sullivan County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), on Tuesday, November 10 at 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Office on Aging, 323 10th St.  Read more

WPWA obtains distance-learning tech

HAWLEY, PA — With the support of The Foundation for Rural Service and the South Canaan Telephone Company, Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance (WPWA) has purchased the technology necessary to begin development of a distance learning network. Transportation is a key inhibitor for residents to access educational opportunities and WPWA is creating the network to facilitate the offering of both post-secondary and other training opportunities that can be streamed to its Hawley location.  Read more

Windows 10 workshop

NARROWSBURG, NY — A workshop on Windows 10 will be offered on Friday, November 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library. Registration is required. Programs without five people pre-registered may be cancelled. Visit us online at, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @westernsullivan, email, or call 845/252-3360 for more information.

Secrets of soup making

HONESDALE, PA — Soup making classes will be held at Nature’s Grace, 947 Main St. on Tuesday, November 10 and November 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Come and discover the mysteries of a well-made soup at Nature’s Grace with Jamie Stunkard. No MSG, no canned soup stocks. Class limited to 15 people. Registration is required. The cost is $10 per session. Half of the proceeds will be donated to SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support). Call 570/253-3469.

Caridi speaks at Patriot Connectors

HAWLEY, PA — Pike County Commissioner Richard Caridi will be the guest speaker for the Patriot Connectors on November 12 at the Wallenpaupack High School Library located off Route 6, two miles east of Hawley. The Connectors will start at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour, followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Bob Stoveken is taking over the job as the new coordinator for the Patriot Connectors as Voni Strasser is stepping down after three years of coordinating the group.  Read more

About senior scams

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Senior Centers will welcome special agent Janene M. Holter of the PA Attorney General’s Office in a series of meetings in November and December.  Read more

‘Running into a Burning House’

BEACH LAKE, PA — Karen Morris, a psychoanalyst, poet and award winning writer, will deliver a talk titled “Running into a Burning House” at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, November 8 at 10:15 a.m. For several years, Morris has been conducting a study group and speaking on the topic of global and domestic sex-trafficking of minors, and has struggled with the burning question of how to empower her own activism.  Read more

Discover SUNY Sullivan Day

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Prospective students interested in beginning their college career this spring or next fall are invited to attend “Discover SUNY Sullivan Day” on Saturday, November 7. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting at 12 noon and lasting until approximately 4 p.m. Discover SUNY Sullivan Day is an opportunity for students who have been accepted to or who are interested in applying to the college to visit the campus. The event will begin in the Grossinger Dining Room.  Read more

Classes at AMCC

SHOHOLA, PA — The Artists’ Market Community Center (AMCC) will host several classes in November. Light refreshments are provided during all classes.  Read more