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Gold medal winners at Special Olympics

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The New Hope Community basketball team brought home a gold medal after an undefeated run during the New York State Games Special Olympics held last weekend at SUNY Buffalo. The team, seen here at a pep rally before it boarded the bus for Buffalo, is coached by Kiera Browne, New Hope Community’s coordinator of athletics. Congratulations to all.

DV student awarded Park Scholar Distinction

MILFORD, PA — Jeremy Block, a student at Delaware Valley High School (DVHS) has been recognized as a distinguished Park Scholar by the Ithaca College Roy H. Park School of Communications for the incoming freshman class of 2018.  Read more

D-Day remembered 70 years later

HONESDALE, PA — Members of Honesdale’s VFW Post 531, its Ladies Auxiliary, and American Legion Post 889, held a ceremony in Central Park on June 6, to remember the brave men and women of the armed forces and the great sacrifices made in the name of American freedom. VFW Sr. Vice Commander Phil Sheehan said, “We do these ceremonies so we can pay respect to our fallen comrades and also to our military forces of today.  Read more

Backyard series this summer

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at the Port Jervis Free Library will partner with the Master Gardener’s of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County to offer four free programs in June and July. These programs are designed for those interested in using their own backyard garden to grow herbs or attract a wide variety of butterflies, landscape with cacti and succulents, and learn to preserve herbs, fruits and vegetables.  Read more

Catskill Made announces bag collection

SAUGERTIES, NY — Local project Catskill Made revealed its second collection of six works by Kingston-based designer Crystal Moore. Moore creates high-quality leather and canvas accessories including weekender bags, messenger bags, clutches and everyday purses.

Inspired by the products of generations past, Moore’s work is built to last. She describes her style as “utilitarian meets fashion,” and she hand-dyes the leather and hand-waxes the canvas using her own special blend of oils and waxes, specifically formulated to allow the pieces to “get a little rough.”  Read more

Special team to hunt for ghosts at Old Stone House

HASBROUCK, NY — A team of trained ghost-hunters will search this summer for wayward spirits and unhappy spooks at the Old Stone House. A team of experts from New York State Tri-County Paranormal, one of nearly 2,700 similar groups nationwide, offered to look into the various tales.  Read more

Stein ‘Woman of the Year’

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Port Jervis, NY presented Roberta Stein of Huguenot with the Woman of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to the club and to the community.  Read more

Hortonville Cemetery Association elects Reginald Hillriegel as trustee

HORTONVILLE, NY — The Hortonville Cemetery Association announced the election of Reginald Hillriegel as board trustee, and appointment to second assistant superintendent.

A special meeting convened Saturday, May 24, at the Hortonville Fire Department Pavilion to elect Hillriegel. Attending trustees included President Walter Egner, Vice President and Superintendent Harold Roeder, Secretary-Treasurer Arnold Baum and senior clerk Patricia Baum. Assistant Superintendent William Hess was unable to attend.  Read more

Outdoor networking event and family fun

HAWLEY, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will hold an outdoor networking event on Wednesday, June 18 (rain date June 19) at the Costa’s Family Fun Park on 2111 Route 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Members and non-members are welcome to bring your friends and business associates along with business cards and take advantage of this event to network your business, organization or upcoming event.  Read more

Builders association announces resignation of executive officer

HAWLEY, PA — The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) announced that Executive Officer Laurie Lourie has resigned from her position. Lourie began her career with WCBA over 21 years ago in a part-time role and was later promoted to the full-time position. In 1993, Lourie’s first year with the builders, the association’s membership totaled 38. As of May 2014, Wayne County serves over 170 members.  Read more

Did You Know?

This wonderful reflection in the Delaware River with the interstate bridge at Narrowsburg, NY was taken before the bridge was painted green. Does anyone know who took the picture and when?
From the collection of Ruth & J. Frank 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.

Narrowsburg News

It may seem a bit early to talk about it, but soon it will be July 4th. Charlie Knapp Sr. has already been selling Narrowsburg Fire Department chicken barbeque tickets, so it can’t be that early to talk about the 4th. For $10 your ticket will get you a complete take-out barbeque chicken dinner to be picked up at the firehouse from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 4. You can purchase your tickets in advance from the Narrowsburg firemen and women.  Read more

Western Sullivan Library summer reading program

REGION — The Western Sullivan Public Library Summer Reading registration kickoff will be held at the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon, NY on Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is also available June 2 to 27 at your local branch or online at ny.evanced.info/wspl/sr/homepage.asp.  Read more

New hours at Bethany Library

BETHANY, PA — Starting Monday, June 16, Bethany Library will be open during the following hours: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting Wednesday, June 18, Children’s Story Hour with Anna will be held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. An open house will be held on Wednesday, June 25 during library hours to introduce the library’s new director, Anna Scarfalloto. The summer reading program will start soon. The library is located at 8 Court St. Call 570/ 253-4349.

Rededication of Woody the Bear: a little local history

COCHECTON, NY — The members of the Cochecton Preservation Society will be re-dedicating Dick Guttzeit’s carved bear on Saturday, June 14, at the train station located at 8537, Rt. 97, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The event is to remember Dick Guttzeit; Melvin Pierce, who inspired Dick to carve the bear; Woody Schlegel, for whom the bear was named; the brutal events Woody suffered by villains and Mother Nature; and to meet John Supino, the man who saved Woody from being scrapped. Refreshments will be served. There is plenty of parking and handicap accessibility. Tour the train station too.  Read more

Music in celebration

BEACH LAKE, PA — On Sunday June 15 percussionist Obi Kaye will present a program for the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UDUUF) focusing on the spiritual aspects of drumming and its religious uses in different cultures from shamanic (meditative) to ritual (ecstatic) drumming. He will touch on how it used to be employed in early Western traditions, including its use in the early Judeo Christian and Islamic traditions as well as its use in Native American, West African and Eastern traditions.  Read more

Strawberries at St. Paul’s

NARROWSBURG, NY — St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. A free-will donation is welcomed.  Read more

Summer reading at the Monticello library

MONTICELLO, NY — The summer reading program at Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will offer a variety of programs for children and teens. This summer’s reading theme for kids is “Fizz Boom Read,” and the theme for teens is “Spark a Reaction.”

On June 18 at 5 p.m. the teen book discussion will consider “Th1treen R3asons Why” by Jay Asher. On June 26 at 6:15 p.m. the monthly millennial book discussion will talk about “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.  Read more

Orange Regional Medical Center announces star of the year

MIDDLETOWN, NY — In honor of National Hospital Week, May 11 to May 17, Orange Regional Medical Center announced its Star of the Year, Jayne O’Malley. O’Malley also earned this prestigious honor in 2005.

O’Malley is Orange Regional’s Lung and Head & Neck Cancer Patient Navigator and was chosen as this year’s Star of the Year for her diligence and hard work in providing excellent care to patients with lung, oral, head and neck cancers.  Read more

Orange Regional Medical Center honors exceptional nurse

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center has partnered with the DAISY Foundation to recognize its nurses for the excellent care they provide to patients. Erin Kirwin, Critical Care Registered Nurse, was chosen as the first honoree. Kirwan was honored for her care, compassion and professionalism while educating a patient and her family on the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) process and advocating for and providing guidance to the patient and her family during the last days of life.  Read more