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The Dime Bank Promotes Arlyce Degnan, Lake Region Branch Manger

The Dime Bank recently promoted Arlyce Degnan to the rank of assistant vice president. Degnan is responsible for inspiring the Lake Region team in Hawley, PA to provide customers and area residents with expert financial advice in a confidential manner. She is responsible for developing and maintaining residential, retail, and commercial customer relationships. She also oversees the branch operation.  Read more

Eldred faculty receives award from the state

ELDRED, NY — Recently the Eldred Faculty Association (FA) received the “Lou Cammarosano” Award from New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) for their outstanding VOTE-COPE Campaign (the union’s voluntary political action fundraiser) in the Mid-Hudson Region. Pictured are NYSUT Election District 13 Director Kathy Taylor, left; Eldred FA President Zita Kurtzman-Yennie; Robert Bliefernich, Eldred FA VOTE-COPE coordinator; Patrick McCarthy, NYSUT regional VOTE-COPE coordinator and political action coordinator; and Ray Hodges, NYSUT Election Districts 13 and 14 at-large director.

Elementary school students read to dogs

MONTICELLO, NY — On Tuesday, April 29 The George L. Cooke Elementary School had a special visit by two dog owners, Sandy and Cathie and their dogs Emma and Rudy, who are certified to do dog therapy.  Read more

Monticello students visit court

MONTICELLO, NY — Fifth graders from the George L. Cooke School had the opportunity to visit Sullivan County Court and Judge Frank J. LaBuda recently. The students and teachers, Jane Sorensen, EPIC program coordinator, Mr. Prestianni, Ms. Janusas, Ms. Landau and Ms. Accardo were involved in an active discussion with Judge LaBuda regarding the types of civil and criminal cases that are handled in the Courthouse. Commissioner of Jurors George Cooke was also present to explain the importance of jury service.  Read more

Fallsburg school district to hold reunion and award scholarships

FALLSBURG, NY — The Fallsburg Alumni Association (FAA) will hold its 10th annual All Alumni Reunion and Buffet Luncheon on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fallsburg High School cafeteria. Admission is a $13 donation for one person or $25 for two (which includes a light lunch) and can be paid at the door. Advance reservations are advised.  Read more

Susan Jaffe appointed to SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The Sullivan County Legislature has appointed Susan Jaffe to the SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees. Jaffe is filling the seat recently vacated by the Honorable Josephine Finn, who was required to step down after her election to the New York State Board of Regents.  Read more

Tri-State Chamber fetes local businesses

MATAMORAS, PA — On Saturday evening May 17 at its 24th annual spring banquet, the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce honored more than a dozen local businesses with its annual Hall of Fame and “Bizzy” awards.  Read more

Samuelson announces countywide trail task force

REGION — Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson announced the formation of a countywide trail task force to work in conjunction with the already well developed trail system in the county. “As tourism, especially agri- and eco-tourism, are the lifeblood of the Sullivan County, this task force will work to enhance and expand our already established trail system,” said Samuelson.  Read more

Greater Hudson Valley Health System announces new CFO

MIDDLETOWN, NY — The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, announced Richard Carrico, as chief financial officer (CFO). Carrico is responsible for all finance planning and accounting operations, patient financial services, managed care and treasury management for the system.  Read more

Genealogy 101: Introduction to Researching Your Family Tree

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The workshop “Genealogy 101: Introduction to Researching Your Family Tree” will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum on Route 55 on Sunday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.  Read more

Red month at senior centers

HONESDALE, PA — Join the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging on every second Tuesday, starting June 10, at each of the three Wayne County Senior Centers. They are starting a color of the month day, starting with the color red for June. When red is present in food, it often denotes ripeness or sweetness, as well as the presence of lycopenes, quercetin, and Vitamin C. Red as a decorating color makes diners feel hurried, but grabs attention for advertising.
Wear red and enjoy foods that are red at the senior centers for lunch for a donation of $2. Visit aging.co.wayne.pa.us or call 570/253-4262.

Learn basic pruning

MOUNTAINDALE, NY — Individuals who would like to learn basic pruning skills are invited to a free “Celebrate Sullivan Spaces” workshop in Mountaindale on Saturday, May 31 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Hands-on instruction will be taught using the mature gardens planted and maintained by the Mountaindale Action Committee, the hamlet’s volunteer beautification group. The instructor will be Sullivan Renaissance horticulture coordinator Diana K. Weiner.  Read more

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease

LIBERTY, NY — A free webinar will be offered on Wednesday, June 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a how-to look at caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) will hold this program in the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Cooperative Extension begins gardening series for kids

LIBERTY, NY — Families can foster a lifelong gardening interest with their children this summer by enrolling in a Junior Master Gardener program in Sullivan County. Children ages five through 12 will experience the wonderful world of gardening under the supervision of Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County.  Read more

Knights of Columbus to hold 8th annual golf outing

MONTAGUE, NJ — Golfers are wanted for a charitable event presented by the Port Jervis and Matamoras-Milford councils of the Knights of Columbus, scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, at High Point Golf Course in Montague. The event features numerous prizes and contests. Registration is at 11 a.m., and a shotgun start at 12 noon. Lunch is provided on-course and dinner is at The Erie Trackside in Port Jervis. The cost is $110 per golfer or $100 if paid by June 11. Sponsors are also needed, in order to make this event a success.  Read more

New physician joins staff of Honesdale Family Health Center

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) recently welcomed board certified family medicine practitioner James G. Cruse, MD to the Honesdale Family Health Center. Dr. Cruse will offer outpatient primary care services to adolescents and adults at the center’s Stourbridge Medical and Professional Complex in Honesdale.  Read more

Master Gardeners offer annual plant sale

LIBERTY, NY — A plant sale offered annually by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County Master Gardener (MG) Volunteers will be held on May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.

The selection of plants will include perennials, annuals and vegetables. Locally handcrafted owl boxes will also be for sale. Owls can be beneficial near a garden because they are natural predators of many pests like mice, voles and moles.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

An absolute sure sign of spring is the annual Plant Swap and Bake Sale sponsored by the Narrowsburg Beautification Group (NBG). This year the sale will be Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the mews, and provides you with an opportunity to obtain plant material to fill in those blank spots in your garden, or create a new garden, at no cost at all. Just bring what you have in abundance and take away a new garden gem.  Read more

Did You Know?

Here, in the summer of 1919, we see some folks rowing up Luxton Lake to the little cove that was a perfect spot for a picnic. The lake was enjoyed for many years until the dam was deemed unsafe and was destroyed. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.

Big clean-up day for Lackawaxen residents

LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP, PA — Lackawaxen Township will hold its annual spring clean-up day for residents and property owners only on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, at the township’s municipal building, 169 Urban Rd., Hawley. Participants must show proof of residence, such as a driver’s license or property tax bill. No items will be accepted before or after clean-up day.  Read more