This week, March 20 marks the first day of spring, when the earth’s axis turns toward the sun, and the days rapidly become longer. Oh, sun, let the melting begin, and away with all the snow! We will welcome the color green once again in our front yards and along roadsides. There are already signs of spring; bluebirds and in some cases the tops of daffodils are beginning to show. Read more
The J.S. Anderson building is shown here after 1894. It had been rebuilt in brick after the disastrous fire in 1893 that consumed several wooden buildings on the north end of Narrowsburg’s Main Street. In that era, many of the Main Street structures boasted an awning over the sidewalk fronting their stores as you see in this photo. A fourth floor was later added to this building. Read more
New York, NY — Jeffrey Gerson, who maintains a residence in Barryville, has been named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2015 State-by-State. Gerson is executive director, sports and entertainment group director, senior portfolio management director and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley’s Penn Plaza Wealth Management office. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeff Bank has announced the appointment of Rhonda Decker to the role of senior vice president and branch administrator. In this role, Decker is responsible for oversight of Jeff Bank’s 12 banking locations including sales, customer service, operations, security and staffing. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Ginny Nordstrom will share Deborah Adele’s essay on Santosha or contentment from her book, “The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice” at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 22 at the Berlin Township Community Center. As she explores the philosophy of the guideline of contentment, Adele interweaves practical examples and stories to illustrate that “contentment can only be found in acceptance and appreciation of what is in the moment.” Conversation and refreshments follow after the service. For directions see www.uduuf.org/directions.
MONTICELLO, NY — Renovations are underway at the building that will soon become the new home for the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, the library staff and board are now turning their attention to designing the outdoor space. Read more
COCHECTON, NY — The Cochecton Preservation Society (CPS) is planning to create a display at the Cochecton Train Station of the oldest, still-standing homes in Cochecton. It invites Cochecton residents to help by sharing pictures from the past and helping it obtain photographs taken in the present.
If you live in a home built before or during the early 1900s, Jerold Yavarkovsky would like to take pictures of it. Call 845/932-8210. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Ann Street School will host “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” on Saturday, March 21. A breakfast of pancakes and sausage will be served. Seating times for the breakfast will be 9 and 10 a.m. The cost for children is $4 and for adults is $5. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available. All proceeds will benefit The Ann Street School, Eileen Carmody Scholarship Fund. The Ann Street School is a non-profit, private, academic preschool providing high quality early learning programs to the community for over 25 years. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Sandy’s Travelers will sponsor an overnight trip to Lancaster departing at 7 a.m. on May 13 from Avery Transportation, Beach Lake. Tour the Amish countryside, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, Kitchen Kettle Village and a 1,700-square-foot model train layout at the ChooChoo Barn; ride the Strasburg Railroad steam train and do some outlet shopping. Enjoy dinner and a show at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Overnight accommodations at the Country Inn of Lancaster cost $360, single; $315, double; $290, triple. Payment is due by April 5. Read more
Being a responsible pet owner comes with the joys of puppyhood, the active lifestyle of having an adult dog and the “golden years” with a senior. A dog is considered to be a senior, depending on its size and breed, when it has reached seven years of age. Some breeds are considered to be seniors sooner than age seven. Some of those breeds are Great Danes, Irish wolfhounds, German shepherds, St. Bernards and Newfoundlands. As with all other stages of your pet’s life, preventative care is crucial to early detection and management of diseases as well as better health management. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The famed blood-stained flag of the Pike County Historical Society (PCHS) left the Columns Museum for a three-month stay at Ford’s Theater Education and Learning Center on Saturday, February 28. The send-off was highlighted by a ceremony with Troop 5, Dingmans Ferry Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts, and local Marines of the 909 Gung Ho Division. The flag was received in Washington, DC by the staff of Ford’s and their assistant curator Heather Hoagland. Read more
ROSCOE, NY — Join travel agent Barbara Hahl on a day trip via bus to the Empire Quilt Show at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City on Sunday, March 29. The quilt show will feature several speakers and seminars on different aspects of quilting. The show is only 13 blocks from the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, so people may choose to visit the shop if they wish. The bus will stop for dinner on the way back. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — George L. Cooke Elementary School nurse Cheri McGraw, left, teacher’s aide Elba Zadorian, and head chef and fourth-grade teacher Elyssa Olsen, accept the first-place trophy for their team, the Road Kill Hunters, in the school-wide chili contest held on February 12. Teacher’s aide Roseanne Green, also a team member, is not shown. The second-place winner was Cindy Osbourne, school secretary, with help from art teacher Amy Garrett.
MILFORD, PA — GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center hosted a special birthday party on Saturday, February 1. Such birthday parties began when parents of riders with special needs noted that their children didn’t typically get invited to social events, such as a party. GAIT decided to host an event to honor its horses and give the children a fun, friendly social celebration. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Sullivan County nonprofit arts and community groups are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grants program, administered through the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA). The grants assist nonprofit organizations to present or produce cultural programming in Sullivan County. Sullivan Arts & Heritage grants fund programs, projects and services that focus on visual, performing, literary, media or folk arts; local or ethnic culture; architecture; or environmental arts. The application deadline is Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will sponsor a community meeting, “Growing Older Together,” at the Berlin Township Community Center on Monday, March 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. The focus is on improving the services or living arrangements for older people in Wayne and Pike counties in Pennsylvania and Sullivan County in New York. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County School Boards Association will host a free orientation for community residents interested in becoming a local school board member. The workshop will take place on March 23 at Sullivan County BOCES Administration Building from 7 to 9 p.m., in conference room one. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — The public computer center (The Hub) at the Port Jervis Free Library has created a new club for the residents of Port Jervis and the surrounding Tri-State Area, The Hub Book and Brew Review. The club will meet for the first time on Wednesday, March 18, under the guidance of Kate Gessner and Taylor Sauschuck. Each month through the spring, the group will read a book and then meet at a specified restaurant or pub on a Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the book, and enjoy the food and beverage. Read more