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Caregiver program connects public with local health & support agencies

MONTICELLO, NY — Caregivers or individuals with illnesses who may need help now or in the future can connect with local health and support agencies at a free educational opportunity in May. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center will offer Because We Care, a health information fair and forum, on Thursday, May 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center. Coffee, light refreshments and door prizes will be provided.  Read more

Wallace Berkowitz Cup to benefit NHC Foundation

LIBERTY, NY — The New Hope Community (NHC) Foundation will host its fourth annual Wallace Berkowitz Cup on Monday, May 19 at Grossinger’s. Proceeds will benefit the NHC Foundation. This year’s event begins at 9:30 a.m. with golfer registration and a continental breakfast. The cup will tee off in a shotgun format at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at the turn, before teams wrap up the second nine and return to the clubhouse for the 4 p.m. reception.  Read more

Fallsburg Lions Club invites golfers and sponsors to annual tourney

FALLSBURG, NY — On Sunday, June 1, Tarry Brae Golf Course in South Fallsburg will be the site of the 30th annual Alan Steingart Memorial Golf Tournament. The Fallsburg Lions Club welcomes golfers and sponsors. The cost for a player is $95, $85 for Town of Fallsburg Golf members. Included in the price are gifts, a lunch prior to shotgun start at 1 p.m., refreshments on the course, and an awards dinner. Robert Green Auto and Truck Dealerships are sponsoring a hole-in-one car. To register, call Cindy Perlmutter at 845/434-4321.  Read more

Foodstock brings together local food vendors

CALLICOON, NY — Foodstock, a fundraiser for WJFF, will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Villa Roma. Foodstock brings local food vendors, farmers and other artisans together to provide free samples and sell their wares.
Tickets cost $20 with wine and $15 without. Call 845/482-4141 to reserve tickets.

Superior Building Supply holds annual Contractor Day

NEVERSINK, NY — Superior Building Supply will hold its annual Contractor Day and Sander Races on May 15 at 1 p.m. with vendor displays to show new products and the manufacturers’ representatives on hand to answer product or installation questions.

A barbeque and the sander races will start at 6 p.m. and run until the last racer stands in the winner’s circle with the gold.  Read more

LEGO® Blocks Contest winners

REGION — The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) recently announced the winners of its ninth annual Children’s Building with LEGO® Blocks Contest. The contest was part of the annual Home and Garden Festival held on April 26 and 27.

“All of our contestants did a great job, which made it very difficult for the judges,” said Laurie Lourie, WCBA Chief Executive Director. “Congratulations to our winners.”  Read more

Kiwanis Family Walks to Fight Hunger

MOUNTAINDALE, NY — The Kiwanis Clubs in the Hudson River West Division are holding their third annual Kiwanis Walks for Hunger on Saturday, May 17. This division is comprised of eight clubs in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. The walks will benefit the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, which serves over 300 sites to help alleviate hunger in the Hudson Valley area.  Read more

Celebrating Catskill Waters: Past and Present

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and the Valleys Museum announced the upcoming exhibition “Celebrating Catskill Waters: Past and Present,” which will open at the museum in early July. Many individuals, museums, historical societies and municipalities in Sullivan County are joining together to create this collaborative exhibition on water recreation in the county, including fishing, swimming and boating, over the past 150 years.  Read more

Billy’s New Hope Barn seeks items for yard sale

HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a yard sale/open house on Saturday, May 24. Billy’s is a rescue for abused farm animals located in Cherry Ridge Township. They are currently feeding, housing, and caring for more than 25 farm animals.  Read more

Canal Park Committee announces updates and events

HAWLEY, PA — Restoration architect John Bowie is preparing the drawings and specification necessary to bid the final phase of its exterior restoration of the Daniels Farmhouse at Lock 31 D & H Canal Park, which includes the lock-side porch making the building handicapped accessible, and replacing five windows and two doors. Grant funding for this work is almost complete. Donations are always welcome.  Read more

New series of flea markets at Manchester Community Library

EQUINUNK, PA — Beginning on May 17, a new flea market will be held every third Saturday of the summer, on the grounds of the Manchester Community Library, 3879 Hancock Hwy., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors are welcome to reserve space for the fee of $5. Small tables are available for an additional $5. The site features ample parking. Light refreshments are available for purchase. Call 570/224-6399 or 570/224-8500 to confirm a space. Shoppers can expect to find books, household items and antiques. Rain or shine.  Read more

Narrowsburg garden tour: get tickets now

NARROWSBURG, NY — The sixth annual SullivanArc Garden Tour features an exclusive look at private gardens in and around Narrowsburg on Saturday, June 21. The tour leaves from Main Street, where it returns at day’s end for a complimentary wine and cheese reception.  Read more

May is National Pet Month; Western Sullivan Public Library is accepting donations

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — May is National Pet Month and the Western Sullivan Public Library will be accepting donations in support of the Dessin Animal Shelter and the Rock Hill ASPCA. Bring your dog and cat donations to any branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library throughout May and the library will take them to the shelters. Call Callicoon 845/887-4040, Jeffersonville 845/482-4350, or Narrowsburg 845/252-3360, for more information.

Run/walk at Prompton Park to benefit Hope Hill Ministry

PROMPTON, PA — Hope Hill Ministry’s Trail to Hope five-mile run/hike/walk will be held at Prompton State Park on Saturday, May 31 at 9 a.m. You can race it for a great trail run, hike it for the beautiful terrain, or bring the whole family for a day at a Prompton State Park. If you register by May 12, T-shirt and strawberry shortcake for post-race food is included in the $15 registration fee ($18 after May 12). Register at www.hopehillministry.org or call 570/903-1133. All proceeds will go directly to Hope Hill Ministry.  Read more

Wayne Memorial Hospital receives large donation

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Auxiliary officers presented a $95,000 donation to Wayne Memorial Hospital on April 11 at the hospital’s annual volunteer appreciation luncheon. The record amount was the result of the auxiliary’s fundraising efforts during its 2013-14 year. From left are Assistant Treasurer Cinde Grossman, Treasurer Kathy Sporer, Vice President Mary Radell, President-Elect Martha Wilson, President Sandy Meagher, hospital CEO David Hoff and hospital board Chairwoman Lee Oakes. The auxiliary’s donation will benefit the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Women’s Imaging Center.

Growing older with pets: keeping our best friends

LIBERTY, NY — Pets continue to play a critical role as people age, sometimes these friends may be our main companions. A free program highlighting the research of the emotional and health benefits of pet ownership with a special emphasis on the benefits to older adults will be offered on Thursday, May 15 by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center (CRC). This class will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

Did you ever have a day that is so busy, crazy and just so overwhelming but still good? Well, I’ve been having those kinds of days, and you just need to take a deep breath and enjoy life, or run into Bob “The Judge” Meyer, and your day will be complete. I could sit all day with Bob and listen to him tell a story or a joke. That’s right Bob, I am talking about you. You said you love reading my column.  Read more

Did You Know?

This aerial view of Narrowsburg was photographed in the late 1940s. In the lower left was the Narrowsburg Airport, now occupied by the Lander’s Campground. This photo was donated by Kate Dexter Sullivan.

The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

National Children’s Book Week: Join the celebration

REGION — The Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) will endorse celebrations taking place in observance of the 95th annual National Children’s Book Week, May 12 to 18. This observance encourages young people to discover the complexity of the world beyond their own experiences through books. Local libraries in the area are dedicated to spreading the word about children’s literature and encouraging children to learn the joys that reading provides.  Read more

Wayne County Food Pantry program announces May schedule

REGION — The Honesdale Area Food Pantry will be held behind the Tri County Beverage Building on Route 6, 214 Willow Ave. in Honesdale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday May 13. For an emergency need, contact a social services agency.  Read more