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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MONTICELLO, NY — The next meeting of the Sullivan County Philatelic Society will be held on Saturday, October 3 at 1 p.m. in the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson St. A 10-lot auction and upcoming stamp discussion will take place. It will be the last meeting of the year.
On Saturday, November 7 there will be a stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as a salute to veterans of the United States. There will be many stamp dealers as well as the U.S. Postal Service.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a bus trip on November 12 to American Music Theatre, Lancaster, for its Christmas show, with a stop at Plain and Fancy Restaurant for a family-style lunch.
The bus will leave at 7 a.m. from behind McDonald’s in Honesdale, with a pickup in Waymart at 7:15 a.m., and will return at approximately 8:30 p.m. The cost is $98. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wayne Memorial Hospital. For more information or reservations, call Sandy Kline at 570/253-4931 or 352-4991.
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County CROP Hunger Walk will be held on October 4, with registration starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, with the walk starting at 2 p.m. Participants sign up as individuals or teams and obtain sponsors for every mile walked. Funds raised will help the Church World Service work with communities to determine the best solutions for the challenges they face in getting enough food and water. Visit www.cropwalk.org or call 845/932-8525.
LIBERTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) is among 26 organizations statewide to receive funding under New York State Department of Health’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities. CCESC will reach out to local schools, worksites and community-based organizations in the Fallsburg, Liberty and Monticello school districts’ catchment areas, which also include the towns of Mamakating, Thompson, Bethel and Forestburgh. Read more
Just when you think “the season” has ended there is still more to do in our town. The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is in full swing with its Autumn Cultural Series. Next up is the acoustic trio, Ameranouche, Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. This unique group, a sure crowd pleaser, mixes Flamenco, bebop and jazz swing music. Phone 845/252-7576 for tickets. Read more
The octagon school house in White’s Valley, Mt. Pleasant Township, Wayne County, was restored by the Daughters of the American Revolution Wayne Chapter in 1931 and dedicated on September 13, 1932. Unfortunately, the school, one of at least four in the county, was destroyed by fire on October 17, 1935. The land was donated by Rufus H. Gager, and the school was built by the Mt. Pleasant school board. Read more
FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA) has launched its second annual Fall into Fun Fall Foliage Photo Contest, in which visitors and residents are invited to submit their most autumn-centric photos from around the Sullivan County Catskills. Submissions are being accepted at www.scva.net/fall-foliage/fall-foliage-photo-contest. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — On August 5, an open house/ribbon cutting was conducted for TLC for Young Children Preschool Center at 1903 Rte. 52. The event was coordinated by the Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce. TLC’s founder Terri Gozza said that the center was created to enhance learning of three- to four-year-olds by encouraging learning and growth through play in an environment designed to strengthen your child’s muscles, build coordination, stretch his/her imagination and to learn in a way that is fun and enjoyable. Read more
SHOHOLA, PA — The scouts of Shohola Boy Scout Troop 76 will hold their annual Shohola-Barryville Bridge 5k Run/Walk, on Saturday, October 17, at Rohman Park, in conjunction with the Shohola Township Park and Recreation Committee’s Pumpkins in the Park Festival. The event will not only be a run/walk, but will also feature a Kids’ K Fun Run, as well. The 5k run/walk will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the Kids’ K will begin at 11 a.m., which is the perfect segue into the Pumpkins in the Park Festival. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — WSUL, together with Fidelis Care and NBDC Bank, is collecting new and clean, gently used coats and jackets to be distributed directly to local children. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome. The Coats for Kids drive is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets that you no longer need. The need has never been greater, and it’s never been easier to make a difference in our community. Read more
EQUINUNK, PA — Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development (SASD) will host an enhanced tour of the Joel Hill Sawmill, a post-Civil War, water-powered sawmill that operated from the 1860s to 1974, on Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m. Explore the role of water power in shaping the timber industry and building modern America, see the mill’s waterfall and turbine up close and watch a demonstration of milling lumber. Read more