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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

Hispanic Heritage Month

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, will present plaques to three people for their contributions to the Hispanic community. The event will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, during the full meeting of the Sullivan County Legislature in the county government center, 100 North St.  Read more

Thompson candidates night

ROCK HILL, NY — Join the Rock Hill Business and Community Association for a “Meet the Town of Thompson Candidates” night on Wednesday, October 21 at the Rock Hill Firehouse. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

This is your opportunity to find out what the candidates stand for. Come listen to the candidates running for the Town of Thompson positions of town supervisor, town board, town justice and representative for legislative district 9. Hear them discuss their ideas and plans for the future of the Town of Thompson.  Read more

League of Women Voters holds Pike County candidate forum

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pike County Member-at-Large (MAL) Chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV) will hold public forums for the county elections for commissioner and district attorney on Monday, October 19 at the Dingman Delaware Middle School auditorium. The commissioners forum will begin at 7 p.m., with the district attorney forum following at approximately 8:30 p.m. Both are open to the public and the press.  Read more

Dr. Helen Chandoha joins Lakeside

HAWLEY, PA — Lakeside Vision, at 72 Welwood Ave., Suite 102, has welcomed Dr. Helen Chandoha to its family-owned eye care practice. Chandoha, a Wilkes University graduate, earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry. While there, she earned clinical honors at her external rotations and received the National Optometric Student Association award for providing eye care services in low-income communities. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association and Northeastern Pennsylvania Optometric Society.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial announces the following births:
Christian James Shencavitz was born on September 6, 2015 to Angelica and George Shencavitz of Equinunk, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robin Becker and Christopher Peters of Damascus, PA and Robert Becker of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Theresa and James Jarski of Kingston, PA and George Shencavitz and Martha Virbitsky of Damascus, PA.  Read more

Rich Wilson & Las Vegas Showgirls perform for Bon Secours

PORT JERVIS, NY — Singer/entertainer Rich Wilson and the Las Vegas Showgirls will perform at The Erie Trackside Manor at 9 Jersey Ave. on Saturday, October 24 from 6 to 11 p.m. The show is a benefit for Bon Secours Community Hospital.

“We started doing this last year,” said event organizer Dick McKeeby, “and I can promise you that it will be a fun evening. It’s also for a good cause. The hospital, which employs over 600 people, is very important to our community.”  Read more

Wayne flu clinics

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Home Health Department and the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging will offer flu shots on Friday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hawley Senior Center, 570/226-4209; and at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce in Honesdale on Commercial Street, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Shots will be offered on Wednesday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hamlin Senior Center, 570/689-3766; and on Thursday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Honesdale Senior Center, 323 10th St., 570/253-4262.

Walk to benefit Alzheimers Association

MONTICELLO, NY — There will be a Sullivan County walk fundraiser to benefit the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, October 10, starting at Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson St. Registration for the 1.5-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. It is being run by volunteers in Sullivan County. There will be refreshments and raffle prizes. Visit www.tinyurl.com/sullivanwalk or call 845/866-2800.

Atlantic Health System donates to Black Bear

MILFORD, PA — Milford Health and Wellness Center, a part of the Atlantic Health System, donated $2,500 to the Black Bear Film Fest. As a part of its commitment to community health, Milford Health and Wellness has been an ongoing sponsor of the film fest. It is the sponsor of the Glow Bear, an entry in the Artful Bear project that raises funds for the film festival every year in which area artists decorate bear forms that are displayed around the county. “Glow Bear” was decorated by artist Angelow Marfisi.
For more information about the Black Bear Film Fest, visit www.blackbearfilm.com.

The opposite of relapse is personal growth

Recovery from addiction is part and parcel of mental health for a person with a history of addiction.

For a recovering addict or alcoholic, as well as for family and loved ones, relapse can be more painful and unsettling than the initial realization and admission of being an addict or alcoholic. Falling back into old patterns that lead to picking up a former drug of choice can drive home an awareness of powerlessness over the disease.  Read more

Bon Secours holds Ladies Night Out

PORT JERVIS, NY — On Monday, August 24, Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY, hosted another in the series of Ladies Night Out dinner lectures on the topic of health issues. Approximately 125 guests attended the event, which was held at the Erie Trackside Manor in Port Jervis.

Dr. Thomas Piserchia, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Bon Secours Community Hospital and guest speaker for the evening, discussed solutions to common orthopedic conditions. They ranged from carpal tunnel syndrome to back and knee problems that may or may not require surgery.  Read more

CRMC announces leadership positions

HARRIS, NY — Carmen Kunze-Rubert and Werner Escobar have been promoted to leadership positions at Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC).

Kunze-Rubert has been promoted to manager of revenue-cycle operations. She will oversee both patient financial services and patient access management in her new role. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Walden University, is certified in EPIC Resolute Hospital Billing (HB) and is credentialed as an HB analyst.  Read more

‘Restoring Humanity’

BEACH LAKE, PA — Mary Tiebout will present a talk titled “Restoring Humanity” at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 4 at the Berlin Township Community Center. As we learn more about the use of solitary confinement and the lasting effects it has on prisoners, legislators are getting the message that if used at all, it must be imposed only in emergency situations and for very limited amounts of time.  Read more

Macabre Art History 101

SHOHOLA, PA — “Come to our October Exhibit at your own risk!” says Aly Paino of the Artists’ Market Community Center. “Our Macabre Art History 101 display is not for the squeamish.” There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Saturday, October 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Artists’ Market Community Center (AMCC), 114 Richardson Ave.  Read more

‘Library Book for Bear’ is Fall StoryWalk®

MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library has launched a new StoryWalk® in which the pages from a children’s book are placed along a popular walking path, for the enjoyment of the entire community. The new, fall story walk, “A Library Book for Bear,” written by Bonny Becker and illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton, is about exploring the library—perfect for a time when the library is moving into its new building.  Read more

Stonewall history

EQUINUNK, PA — The Equinunk Historical Society will present a program on Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m. at the junction of Route 191 and Pine Mill Road. “Northern Pennsylvania Stonewall History: Tradition and Restoration,” developed by Ken Ely of Good Neighbor Walls, will focus on the history and styles of stonewalls of our area. Ely’s presentation will include a discussion of the geology of the region, the purposes and incentives for building the walls and a look at those who built them. Audience participation is encouraged.  Read more

Maderia speaks at Patriot meeting

HAWLEY, PA — David Maderia, host of “The Talker,” will be the speaker at the Patriot Connectors meeting, held on October 8 at the Wallenpaupack High School Library. There will be a social hour starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting from 7 to 9 p.m.
Maderia’s show airs on BoldGold, 94.3 FM radio, from 6 to 9 a.m. every weekday, year round. His subject will be a surprise.  Read more