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CES merges with A1 Heating

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Combined Energy Services (CES) owner Mike Taylor and A1 Heating Service owner Joe Williams announced today that their companies have merged and will operate out of the Combined Energy Services office in Dingmans Ferry. The merger with A1 Heating Service will provide new and existing customers with enhanced fuel oil services, as well as cater to a wider delivery area and offer customers the option to pay bills online and explore capped-price budget-payment plans.  Read more

Join the Battle of the Books

MONTICELLO, NY — Students in seventh grade or older are welcome to join Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library’s Battle of the Books team, The Novel Bunch.

Battle of the Books is a reading competition for teens entering grades seven through 12. Participants in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) program read eight pre-selected books, and then participate in trivia-based battles on the books at the regional battle, which is usually in early September.  Read more

ECS seeks hall of fame nominations

ELDRED, NY — The Eldred Central School Hall of Fame is seeking nominations. It was organized many years ago as a positive way of recognizing, preserving and promoting the heritage of the Eldred School District community. Nominees must exemplify high standards of citizenship, leadership, ethical conduct and moral character.  Read more

Fish fry dinner

MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello Kiwanis Club will hold a fish fry dinner on Wednesday, February 18, at Monticello Elks Lodge, 46 North St. from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes cod, fries and coleslaw prepared by Tastefully British. Homemade desserts and beverages will also be served. The cost is $13 per person. Eat in or take out. Tickets will be sold at door. Call 845/807-6332.

Long Term Care Council meets

MONTICELLO, NY — There will be a meeting of the Long Term Care Council (LTCC) on Wednesday, January 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Legislative Committee Room (second floor) in the Sullivan County Government Center. Meetings of the Long Term Care Council are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

LTCC is the advisory board for Sullivan NYCONNECTS, the single point of entry for information on long-term services and supports in Sullivan County. Call 845/807-0257.

Auxiliary to sponsor sock sale

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a sock sale on Friday, January 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the David Katz Conference Room on the hospital’s second floor, 601 Park St. A large selection of socks for all ages at reasonable prices will be offered, including those suitable for diabetics and lovely choices for children. Proceeds benefit the hospital.

Women’s Club meets

HONESDALE, PA — The first meeting of 2015 of the Honesdale Women’s Club will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 22. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce Community Room, 32 Commercial St. All interested are invited to attend this meeting. The speaker will be Gail Tasano, preparedness manager for the American Red Cross, giving a presentation titled “Emergency Preparedness Training.”  Read more

Alzheimer’s support group rescheduled

LIBERTY, NY — The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility, 170 Lake St. This meeting is open to the public, to all caregivers and to family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. Call 292/4200, ext. 3402.

GAIT seeks volunteers

MILFORD, PA — GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center has a number of rewarding opportunities for volunteers who are interested in working with horses, improving the lives of individuals with disabilities, or even with improving themselves. GAIT’s usual training schedule for new volunteers is on the first Saturday of each month from January through October. The first training session for new volunteers in 2015 will be on Saturday, January 3 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Prospective volunteers must be at least 12 years old, complete and sign GAIT’s volunteer forms, and attend a volunteer training course.  Read more

Tri-Gal 4H visit Dessin

HONESDALE, PA — On Sunday, November 2, 2014, 17 members of the Tri-Gal 4H attended a community service event at the Dessin Animal Shelter in Honesdale. There was a tour of the grounds, which included visiting the large indoor cat area and the dog kennels. Members walked all the dogs that were allowed to be walked. Some members cleaned out the large shed. Members donated many items to the shelter including cleaning supplies, toys, food, computer paper and money.

Bloat in dogs

Picture coming in from playing fetch with your dog in the yard and noticing that their abdomen seems bloated. When they try to drink water, they nearly immediately spit it all back up. That ignites a fury of subsequent events of retching and regurgitation of foam. Your dog continues to appear to be in pain with every episode and begins to pace frantically around the house.  Read more

Santa visits seniors group

LAKEWOOD, PA — Santa (aka John Fearon) visited the Northern Wayne Senior group recently, and is seen here with George Cover. The group meets every first Thursday of the month at the Northern Wayne Fire Company. It is on opportunity to get together with your neighbors, share a few laughs, learn from the speakers, exercise, play bingo and have lunch (call a week in advance to order, 570/253-4262).

Events at Fallsburg Library

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Fallsburg Library hosts a series of events on a regular weekly basis. On Mondays at 3:30 p.m., there is a free Test Assessing Secondary Completion course, through which you can get a high school diploma. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., there is an adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) course. And at 6:30 p.m., there is a children’s night story hour and craft.  Read more

Coasters care

HONESDALE, PA — The Coasters Car Club continues its giving tradition by presenting the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau (WCCCB) with a check for $800. Seen here are Lou Chimento (Coasters Car Club vice president), Carleen Faatz of WCCCB and Coasters Car Club President Arnie Milidantri.  Read more

Church takes winter hiatus

FREMONT CENTER, NY — The Fremont Center Community Church will close for the winter season, partially as a cost-savings measure. The last regular 2014 worship service of the non-denominational church located on County Route 93 in Fremont Center took place on December 28. Services will be suspended in January and February, and are scheduled to resume, weather permitting, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15 with the Rev. James O’Rourke officiating.  Read more

Honesdale seniors celebrate Christmas

HONESDALE, PA — The Honesdale Senior Center received a visit from Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Brian Duke, seen above at left, for its annual Christmas dinner. Wayne County Commissioners Brian Smith, Jonathan Fritz and Wendell Kay also joined the celebration, which served a ham dinner to 118 people. In addition to holding special celebration meals throughout the year, the center serves lunch on a regular basis for a donation of $2. Other activities include cards, bingo, painting and more. Visit or call 570/253-4262.

Baptism in North Branch

NORTH BRANCH, NY — It will be a banner day for Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sunday, January 11, with six children received by Christian baptism and three adults affirming their baptism. Rev. Dr. Norm David, one of the congregation’s pastors, will welcome them into the congregation at the 11 a.m. service.  Read more

Luncheon club gives generously

HAWLEY, PA — At their December meeting, members of the Wallenpaupack Lake Estates Women’s Luncheon Club met at The W.L.E. Clubhouse for their annual Christmas party. The 124-member club meets once a month, and made over $1,000 in donations to local charities this past year. At their December meeting each of the ladies brought in a new toy to be donated to the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau filling several huge bags, making a lot of children happy this holiday season.  Read more

Did You Know?

This picture sure brings back memories! Here in 1964 are two of the cast in “South Pacific,” the musical produced that year by the theater group in Narrowsburg, NY. Here is Doreen Prendergast (Kraus) as one of the Hawaiian hula dancers with John Pavese, owner of The Century Hotel (now known as the Narrowsburg Inn.) Active for several years, the theater group also produced other shows such as “Oklahoma,” “Paint Your Wagon” and several variety shows. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling photo collection.  Read more

Spiritual gratitude

BEACH LAKE, PA — At 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 11 at the Berlin Township Community Center, Judy Johnson will present a talk on spiritual gratitude, based on a sermon by Edwin Charles Lynn. She will focus on the appreciation of our life and all that is part of our experience. There will be a social hour and refreshments after the program. For directions, visit