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October 28, 2016
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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

Philatelic society meets, holds show

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.

Auxiliary sponsors Lancaster trip

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.

CROP Hunger Walk held

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.

CCE receives funds to promote wellness

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

Narrowsburg News

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

Looking Back

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