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September 29, 2016
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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

SCVA holds photo contest

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

TLC for Young Children opens

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

Scouts hold 5k

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

WSUL sponsors Coats for Kids

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

SASD leads sawmill tour

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

Sneak peek at Crawford

MONTICELLO, NY — Those who are curious about what the new Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will look like can join the Friends of the Library at the Sneak Peek on October 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. All you have to do to attend this wine and cheese reception is be a Friend of the Library in good standing.

Memberships range from $5 for students/seniors to $100 (or more!) for Golden Friends. Applications can be picked up at the library.  Read more

Members sought for library planning group

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library is looking for a few civic-minded people to help with future planning. Over the past few months the library has been conducting a comprehensive survey asking for library users and non-users alike to let the library know what they are doing well and where they could improve. It’s time to gather the data, analyze it, and then set the wheels in motion for the next five years.  Read more

Pike chamber seeks event hosts

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce has networking event/card exchange opportunities available for October, November and December 2015, as well as early 2016.
Events are held at the sponsors’ places of business and can be used as a marketing opportunity to get customers in your door and make new connections. Some fun ideas could be a Halloween or pumpkin theme for October, a harvest theme for November or a holiday celebration for December.  Read more

Partnership announces awards

ROCK HILL, NY — The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development has named Dr. Gerard Galarneau, Catskill Regional Medical Center’s CEO and Chief Medical Officer, its 2015 Walter A. Rhulen Award recipient. The partnership will also recognize Roberta Byron-Lockwood, president of the Sullivan County Visitors Association, and Cathy Paty, president of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, as Distinguished Service Award winners. All will be honored at the Partnership’s annual meeting on October 8 at The Sullivan in Rock Hill.  Read more

Hamlin Rotary plans Safe Kids event

HAMLIN, PA — The Rotary Club of Hamlin, with the help of a district grant, will hold a Safe Kids Day on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Evergreen School, Rte. 191. Each child visiting at least half of the safety tables will be able to enter his or her name for a chance to win a special prize. There will be free refreshments, fun activities and handouts for the children.  Read more

Taylor appointed innovation instigator

MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello Central School District Board of Education recently approved the appointment of Dana Taylor as innovation instigator/supervisor of special programs. Taylor is taking on this role after having served as a speech therapist for the district for more than 20 years.  Read more

Donation to keep library open Sundays

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Public Library recently received an anonymous $5,000 donation in order to reopen the Milford branch on Sundays, between 12 noon and 4 p.m., for one full year. Beginning Sunday, October 3, the library’s Sunday schedule will return to its previous hours. In response, executive director Rose Chiocchi said, “We are extremely thankful to the donor and happy that we will be able to once again offer seven days of full service in our Milford location. We are still hopeful that the Dingman location will be able to restore some of its hours in the future.”  Read more