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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

Lake Huntington News

I spent a very lovely Sunday afternoon with Fr. Bill watching the Giants football game; they had to lose in the last few minutes. Fr. Bill informed me that he has been in the friary for over a year. He is talking so much better, and he is able to walk to the nurses’ station with a walker and a physical therapist. He says hello and sends his love.  Read more

Looking Back

Famous for being the first locomotive to run on commercial track in the U. S., the Stourbridge Lion made its first run on August 8, 1829, in Honesdale, PA. Less well known is the Lion’s sister locomotive, the Agenoria, shown here. Both the Lion and the Agenoria, believed to be virtually identical examples of the “grasshopper” family of locomotives soon to become obsolete, were built at Foster Rastrick & Co., in Stourbridge, England.  Read more

Learn safe methods of fermentation

LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to attend an educational workshop on safe home food preservation techniques for fermentation offered on Sunday, September 27 by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC), from 1 to 3 p.m. in the shared-use Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Learn how to pair wine with chocolate

BETHANY, PA — Red, white or sparkling; sweet or dry? Dark or bitter chocolate, milk chocolate or white? Bethany Public Library will host an afternoon talk and tasting—“Pairing Wine with Chocolate”—on Sunday, October 4 at 4 p.m. upstairs from the library, located at 8 Court St.  Read more

Creative drama classes for children and teens

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre will offer a Creative Drama Class for Children (grades one to six) and Teen Scene Study (ages 13 and up) at the theatre, 110 Highland Lake Rd., on Wednesdays starting September 29 and running until November 11. The schedule is as follows:
Creative Drama—Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.
Teen Scene Study—Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.  Read more

5k for Wounded Warriors

MILFORD, PA — There will be a 5k run/walk in Gold Key on Sunday, October 4, beginning at 9 a.m., to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and a community swim team, the Gold Key Gators. The race will be around the lake at Gold Key. Register online at Race-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. and will cost $25 per person. Awards will be given to the top three runners and the top three walkers in each age group. There will also be a kids’ fun run beginning at 10:30 a.m. for children under eight, which is free.  Read more

Shelley’s Frankenstein at Unitarian meeting

BEACH LAKE, PA — Visiting minister Mary Tiebout will deliver a talk titled “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or the New Prometheus” at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, September 20 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. Prometheus’s name means forethought, and the presentation will include thoughts about theology, technology and human nature. A social time and refreshments will follow the program. For directions visit

Grey Towers visit

CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Young at Heart organization will sponsor a trip to Grey Towers in Milford, PA on Tuesday, September 22, leaving from the Youth Center by carpool at 10 a.m.  Read more

Aesthetic Dentistry barbeque benefits canine division

PORT JERVIS, NY — Aesthetic Family Dentistry will host its first annual community barbeque from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, rain or shine, at 155 E. Main St. The free event is open to the public, and proceeds will benefit the Canine Division of the Port Jervis Police Department.

Dentists Dr. Seth Horn and Dr. Dide Tosyali will be serving up free hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and other dishes prepared by Smokin Steve’s BBQ to the community on the lawn of Aesthetic Family Dentistry’s practice.  Read more

Cooperage holds Field to Main fundraiser

HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, September 19, tables will be set for a five-course, family-style dinner at The Cooperage on Main Street in Honesdale. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6 p.m., and dinner will follow at 7 p.m.

“It’s a celebration of local food and of our community. And it’s a fundraiser. All of the proceeds raised at Field to Main directly support programming here at The Cooperage,” said Doni Hoffman, executive director of The Cooperage Project.  Read more

Neil Diamond tribute artist at hospital benefit

HAWLEY, PA — There will be a benefit concert for Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) on Sunday, September 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Woodloch Pines Night Club. Sponsored by the WMH auxiliary, the concert features Neil Diamond tribute artist Tom Sadge. A cash bar will be available. For ticket information, call 570-253/5779 or 570/226-9750. Proceeds will help underwrite construction of a heliport pad, which is necessary for the non-profit hospital to achieve Level IV Trauma Center status.

Open house for historic Cochecton Center church

COCHECTON CENTER, NY — Cochecton Center Community Center Methodist-Episcopal church will hold an open house and tag sale on Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 27 from 9 am. to 4 p.m. The church was built in 1892 with no plumbing or electricity. It has two wood stoves, 29 pews, pressed-tin walls and ceilings, kerosene chandeliers over the center pews and the original pump organ. The goal of the organizers of the open house and tag sale is to maintain the historical church building and preserve the historical significance to solidify a cohesiveness of community.  Read more

Banned Book Week at Crawford

MONTICELLO, NY — Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Banned Books Week, which is always held during the last week of September, highlights the importance of free and open access to information, and celebrates the ability to choose to read any and all books.  Read more