FREMONT CENTER, NY — The Fremont Center Community Church will close for the winter season, partially as a cost-savings measure. The last regular 2014 worship service of the non-denominational church located on County Route 93 in Fremont Center took place on December 28. Services will be suspended in January and February, and are scheduled to resume, weather permitting, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15 with the Rev. James O’Rourke officiating. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Honesdale Senior Center received a visit from Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Brian Duke, seen above at left, for its annual Christmas dinner. Wayne County Commissioners Brian Smith, Jonathan Fritz and Wendell Kay also joined the celebration, which served a ham dinner to 118 people. In addition to holding special celebration meals throughout the year, the center serves lunch on a regular basis for a donation of $2. Other activities include cards, bingo, painting and more. Visit aging.co.wayne.pa.us or call 570/253-4262.
NORTH BRANCH, NY — It will be a banner day for Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sunday, January 11, with six children received by Christian baptism and three adults affirming their baptism. Rev. Dr. Norm David, one of the congregation’s pastors, will welcome them into the congregation at the 11 a.m. service. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — At their December meeting, members of the Wallenpaupack Lake Estates Women’s Luncheon Club met at The W.L.E. Clubhouse for their annual Christmas party. The 124-member club meets once a month, and made over $1,000 in donations to local charities this past year. At their December meeting each of the ladies brought in a new toy to be donated to the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau filling several huge bags, making a lot of children happy this holiday season. Read more
This picture sure brings back memories! Here in 1964 are two of the cast in “South Pacific,” the musical produced that year by the theater group in Narrowsburg, NY. Here is Doreen Prendergast (Kraus) as one of the Hawaiian hula dancers with John Pavese, owner of The Century Hotel (now known as the Narrowsburg Inn.) Active for several years, the theater group also produced other shows such as “Oklahoma,” “Paint Your Wagon” and several variety shows. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling photo collection. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — At 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 11 at the Berlin Township Community Center, Judy Johnson will present a talk on spiritual gratitude, based on a sermon by Edwin Charles Lynn. She will focus on the appreciation of our life and all that is part of our experience. There will be a social hour and refreshments after the program. For directions, visit www.uduuf.org/directions.
ABRAHAMSVILLE, PA — Weight-No-More YMCA fitness classes will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church. Get fit with friends and neighbors. All ages and abilities are welcome. The classes are free, but donations are welcome. The program started the first week of January and will run through March. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Youth Center received a donation from the Monticello office of Marshall & Sterling this holiday. Employees of Marshall & Sterling donated $5 in exchange for wearing jeans on Fridays in 2014, for a total of $525. After months of collecting, one participating employee’s name was chosen. That employee, sales executive Anne Backlund, was able to choose the charity that would benefit from the year’s efforts. Backlund chose the Delaware Youth Center’s Pool Fund, an ongoing fundraiser to replace the more than 50-year-old pool at the Callicoon facility. Read more
It seems the holidays pass, and then we quickly get back to reality with the arrival of one of our tax bills. Hopefully yours did not increase much. Please be assured that your Tusten legislators are very much aware of the need to keep taxes manageable, and the Town of Tusten raised taxes about 1.5%. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber recently celebrated the grand opening of Inner Light Healing with owner Judy Chant. The business will operate out of the Wells Fargo Bank office suites upstairs at 224 Broad St., Suite 206. Inner Light Healing is wellness nurturing through energy therapy. Chant graduated in 2004 from the four-year Barbara Brennan School of Healing, which awards degrees in Brennan Healing Science, an energetic system that combines hands-on healing with the living dynamics of our human energy-consciousness system. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello Business Association (MBA) will hold its first meeting of the year at Mr. Willy’s Restaurant on Route 42 South on January 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. This is not a membership drive and there is no cost to be a member of MBA. The only requirement is that you own or work for a business in the greater Monticello area. Read more
Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
November 17, 2014 — Landon Jacob Van Varick was born to Cassandra Klim and Jordan Van Varick of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandmother is Lina Klim of Moscow, PA. Paternal grandparents are Steven and Shelley Van Varick of Damascus, PA.
December 4, 2014 — Carter James Buehring was born to Sandra and Erich Carl Buehring Jr. of Beach Lake, PA. Grandmother is Edna Mahne of Carbondale, PA. Grandfather is Erich Buehring Sr. of Carbondale, PA. Read more
These happy little “horn blowers” first marched in the New Year for 1913. But they march again here to help me wish you a happy and healthy New Year for 2015. From the card collection of Ruth Behling.
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.
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Universalist Unitarian Fellowship will convene at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 4 at the Berlin Township Community Center to hear Pat Sanders lead a service focusing on the book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by surgeon Atul Gawande. The book calls for a change in the philosophy of health care, so that members of the medical profession might “enable well-being” rather than just health and survival. There will be a social time and refreshments following the service. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.
MONTICELLO, NY — The first meeting of the Sullivan County Philatelic Society in 2015 will take place on Saturday, January 3 at 1 p.m. at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center at 2 Jefferson St.
There will be a special trading session in which everyone brings an envelope of 25 stamps to trade with others. Each envelope will be put in the grab bag and then picked out. There will also be a 10-lot auction. The meeting is open to all.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will hold its annual meeting, including election of officers for 2015, on Thursday, January 8, at the UDC office located at 211 Bridge St. beginning at 7 p.m. This meeting is one week later than the normal first Thursday of the month. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — Catskill Citizens for Sustainability will hold a “Congratulations, It’s Ban” party on Sunday, January 4 at Kristal Bowl in Callicoon from 3 to 6 p.m. to celebrate the recent announcement that horizontal hydrofracking will be banned in the State of New York. Event information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/730989383636687.