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Bauman named NYSMA president

NIAGARA FALLS, NY — Former NYSMA President Dennis Quinn, left, passes the gavel to Liberty Town Justice Harold J. Bauman. Bauman was sworn in by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochulas, president of the New York State Magistrates Association (NYSMA), at its annual conference in Niagara Falls on September 29. The organization is dedicated to making the judicial system more accessible and fair to the citizens of New York. Bauman has been a member of NYSMA since 2003 and has previously served as a director, treasurer, vice president and president-elect.  Read more

Delaware Township Ambulance Corps assists with Papal visit

Members of the Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps returned home on Monday, September 28 from assisting with providing emergency medical services in the City of Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, specifically the visit to the city by Pope Francis. The crew answered 911 calls and assisted at first aid stations and treatment centers throughout the city .Seen here are members John Hawkins, left, Kyle Wright, David Spalding and Brandon Thorngren.

The Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps is always looking for volunteers. Call 570/828-2345.

Meet the candidates in Bethel

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — The Democratic Women of Sullivan County and the Town of Bethel Democratic Committee will sponsor a Fall Fling on Thursday, October 22 at 6 p.m. at Sorella’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, 3562 State Rte. 55. It will be a meet-and-greet night with the Sullivan County Democratic candidates for public office. In addition, there will be a Halloween hat contest, judged by Town of Bethel Supervisor Daniel Sturm. Attendees are also encouraged to come in costume. Admission costs $15 and includes hors d’oeuvres and dessert. A cash bar will be available. Call 845/985-7783.

Knights of Columbus hold recruitment day

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Knights of Columbus Council 4478 will hold a recruitment day at the parish of St. Francis Xavier Church on Sunday, October 18. There will be a mass at Our Lady of the Lake at 8:30 a.m. and a mass at St. Francis Xavier at 11:15 a.m.

District Deputy Dan Kamble will be there to speak about all the work the Knights of Columbus do. They are looking to have new members join so they can help out the parish. If intersted, call Grand Knight Teddy Laffin at 845/252-3630.

Senior Safety Day

MONTICELLO, NY — Senior safety is an ongoing theme for the Sullivan County TRIAD collaboration, with a continued effort to prevent elder abuse and maintain the quality and integrity of senior life. TRIAD, a partnership among senior citizens, law enforcement and senior support agencies, announces the sixth annual Senior Safety Day on Wednesday, October 21. There will be a free event from 8:30 am. to 2 p.m. in the Ted Stroebel Recreation Center on 10 Jefferson St. There will be a public forum at 9 a.m., followed by guest speakers’ programs on domestic violence and elder abuse.  Read more

Library sets up food-pantry drop box

EQUINUNK, PA — Patrons of the Manchester Community Library have set up a large drop box to collect donations of food items and cash for the Equinunk Food Pantry, which is stressed due to lagging food donations and a shortage of funds. All food donations are welcome and encouraged. Library volunteers will deliver the items to the collection location. Donated items should be unopened and within the recommended dates for consumption.  Read more

Fall festival at library open house

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Join us at the Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library on Saturday, October 24 to celebrate fall and to show appreciation to the Friends of the Western Sullivan Public Library and others who have made the library a success. From 10 a.m. to 12 noon there will be fall-themed activities and refreshments for all. Visit www.WSPLonline.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @westernsullivan or call 845/482-4350.

Bud Rue Walk for Social Justice

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s (UDUUF) Bud Rue Walk for Social Justice will be held this year on October 18, stepping off from the Berlin Township Community Center at 12 noon. The walk was started in 1993 by the late Bud Rue, and has now raised a total of $70,000.

Prior to the walk, there will be a service at 10:15 a.m. to which all are invited. Carol Rocklin will present a talk on altruism, focusing on why people help others even at the risk to their own lives.  Read more

Chef’s United dinner at Woodloch

HAWLEY, PA — The owners of the Woodloch Pines Resort will host the 12th annual Chefs United Dinner at the Inn at Woodloch. The dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21. The event will begin with cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will follow at 7 p.m. The evening will showcase chefs from the finest area restaurants, who will prepare their restaurant specialties for everyone to enjoy. There will also be raffles and a silent auction. All proceeds to benefit the United Way of Pike County.  Read more

Pet bird show

LIBERTY, NY — The Catskill Exotic Bird Club will hold its 23rd annual Pet Bird Show on Sunday, October 11, at the Liberty Firehouse, 256 Sprague Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be bird judging, vendors selling everything from bird toys to cages to food and birds. All owners of pet birds are encouraged to enter their own birds; the entry fee is $1 a bird. Bird registration begins at 8 a.m.  Read more

Autumn animal health

Autumn across our region is nothing short of spectacular. While in awe of the amazing colors and contrast, it is also important for you to prepare your pets for the winter months ahead.  Read more

NBDC bank earns 5-Star rating

WALTON, NY — NBDC Bank, Walton has received BauerFinancial Inc.’s coveted 5-Star Superior rating for the 105th quarter in a row. The rating puts it in an elite category as one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and more. Earning the 5-star rating for so many consecutive quarters also earns NBDC Bank the accolade: “Best of Bauer” bank. This designation is reserved for those banks that have earned and maintained a 5-star rating for 25 years or longer.  Read more

Above the Rest expands

MILFORD, PA — Since 2009, Above the Rest HomeCare, a Milford-based company specializing in personalized in-home care for the elderly, has primarily operated in Northampton and Pike Counties. Now, through its membership with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and its recent acquisition of a new marketing manager and office manager, it will expand its services to Monroe, Lackawanna, Carbon and Wayne counties.  Read more

‘Renewing Our Promise’

BEACH LAKE, PA — Laurie Stuart, transition minister for the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Freeport, NY, will present a service titled “Renewing Our Promise” at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 11 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Stuart will explore how promise, growth and renewal have the capacity to be both a personal journey and a socially conscious effort to affect change. Conversation and refreshments will follow the service. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

Transforming old clothes

SHOHOLA, PA — Daria Dorosh will teach you how to refashion old clothes into new ones—no previous skills required—at a workshop on Sunday, October 11, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Ave. “Fashion Intervention with Daria Dorosh” is a three-hour gathering for which participants are required to bring from five to 10 items that are stained, damaged, or no longer wearable. Favorite ribbons, buttons, beads, trims and textile scraps are also useful.  Read more

Temari: A Japanese Needlecraft

HONESDALE, PA — For the first offering of the Fall-Winter Zen Arts Series, sponsored by the Two Rivers Zen Community (TRZC), Myoki Marcia Nehemiah will facilitate a temari-making workshop on Saturday, October 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 926 Court St., second floor. An optional 20-minute sitting meditation will be held at 12:45.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

I feel like a 100-year-old—sore bones, can hardly talk, back hurts, hips are out of whack—but boy did I have fun at my cousin’s 50th wedding anniversary, dancing, singing and having a great time with family. I was up partying until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. I drank water and watched everyone else get smashed. I said to myself, “Thank God I do not drink; I would have such a hangover tomorrow.” I have such a big family, cousins all over the world. I love each and every one of them, and we all get along.  Read more

Looking Back

Nestled beside the Lackawaxen River in Honesdale, PA, the Old Stone Jail is one of the great historic buildings in Wayne County. When Honesdale became the county seat in 1841, a wooden jail was built on the site, but jailbreaks were frequent, and the stone jail was opened in 1859.

The interior can best be described as a dungeon, cold in winter, stifling in summer. Unfortunately, this jail proved no more successful at detaining the local criminal element than the earlier hoosegow.  Read more

Historical society honors Gold, Winterberger

ROSCOE, NY — The Sullivan County Historical Society (SCHS) has named Harold Gold as this year’s winner of its History Maker Award and Elsie Winterberger as winner of its History Preserver Award. The 2015 honors will be presented during the SCHS annual meeting and awards dinner on Sunday, October 18 at the Rockland House, starting with a 4 p.m. social hour followed by the dinner at 5 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $30 per person. The public is also invited to support the SCHS with ads in the SCHS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Journal.  Read more

Chamber holds open house

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to our fall open house on Thursday, October 15 at 209 East Harford St. From 5 to 7 p.m., stop in and enjoy light refreshments and snacks from our board members, take photos with fellow Pike Chamber members, meet and greet the chamber’s board of directors, network with business professionals and find out more about all of the benefits and services that Pike County Chamber provides its members.  Read more