SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Poll workers are needed throughout Sullivan County to help conduct 2015 elections. If you are interested in working at the polls on Primary Day, Thursday, September 10 and/or Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, you must complete a 2.5-hour training session (for which you will be paid $25) and pass a certification exam. The board of elections will be conducting poll worker training classes on Tuesday, August 11; Wednesday, August 12; and Thursday, August 13. Classes are offered each morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon or from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Visiting minister Mary Tiebout will deliver a talk entitled “The Titan Brothers: Prometheus and Epimetheus” at the next meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10:15 am. on Sunday, August 2 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Stories from Greece and the Caucasus about thought, the creative and sometimes rebellious spirit, curiosity, and hope connect to questions about scientific exploration and respect for nature’s secrets. A social time and refreshments will follow the talk. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.
HAWLEY, PA — Bob Beierle, editor of “Our Town” magazine, will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Patriot Connectors on Thursday, August 13 in the Wallenpaupack High School auditorium, at 2552 U.S. Route 6. The group has a social hour at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. Read more
COCHECTON, NY — The Cochecton Preservation Society will meet on Tuesday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Erie Train Station on Route 97. There will be fun local history stories and refreshments, all free. Art Hassis will talk about Tom Quick. Andy White may come to read more of his dad’s, Bob White’s, letters. For more information call 845/932-8104.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Group (CRMG) will present a free, healthy summer eating seminar with guest speaker Shelly Dehaan, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, on Thursday, July 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Catskill Regional Medical Group office located at 36 Pearl St., next to the community garden.
Get light and healthy meal ideas and tour the edible and educational garden. There will be refreshments and raffle prizes. RSVP to Molly Marquand, garden volunteer, at email@example.com or 845/439-5507.
What a busy weekend out and about in the community! I do not think you can say there is nothing to do. There are so many street fairs, pancake breakfasts, chicken barbeques and farmers’ markets, not to mention all the family and friends’ parties. If you have the time, you should go out and support your community. You will have a great time, meet people and have fun. Read more
Pictured here in front of Stranahan’s house on Lake Street in Narrowsburg, NY, circa 1945, are from the left: Anita Stranahan Foster, Glenn Herald, unidentified man in uniform, Margaret Wickman Wilkerson and Esther Wickman Nagy.
From the collection of the Tusten Historical Society. 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.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Members of the Livingston Manor Rotary Club gathered recently for a pig roast dinner and awards ceremony in celebration of deserving youth. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards students, seen here, are Jake Budd, standing left, Chris DeBartolo, Nicholas Estabrook and Dylan Smith. Sitting are Dakota Rogers, left, Jeremy Johanamen and Kailee Gorr. The Rotary also awarded one college scholarship to Jacob Hathaway, a graduating senior from Livingston Manor Central School.
MILFORD, PA — Ruth Randone portrays Mary Todd Lincoln in period costume, much to the delight of the residents from Twin Cedars Senior Living and their guests. The performance was presented on July 3 by the Pike County Historical Society. The play looks in on Mary Todd in the latter years of her life. It was followed by a social at which guests were served a slice of delicious almond cake, Mary Todd’s favorite recipe.
MILFORD, PA — The Laurel Villa Country Inn & Restaurant, a Milford tradition since 1876, has returned under its previous ownership. Three years ago innkeeper Janice Halsted and Chef Carl Muhlhauser turned the Laurel Villa over to new owner Ken Pisciotta, who re-named it the River Rock Inn, but it closed last winter. Read more
FOSTERDALE, NY — The Chicken Coop in Fosterdale opened its doors again this year under new ownership. Betty and Dan Snedeker, along with business partners and long-time friends Larry and Carmela Oliveri, greeted the community with the fried chicken everyone was waiting for, along with half-pound handmade burgers, fresh potato fries and homemade salads, topped off with soft-serve or hard-serve ice cream.
Monticello teacher a 50-year honoree
UNIONDALE, NY — Lucille Horton, a retired mathematics teacher in the Monticello Central School District, was recently honored for her 50 years as an active member in the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Pi State, Tau Chapter at the recent Pi State Convention held in Uniondale. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — An educational workshop on Canning Pie Filling at home safely is offered on Saturday, August 1. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will hold this hands-on class from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the new shared-use, Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Thanks to a $500,000 gift from New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, seen at the right rear in the photo, Ten Mile River Scout Reservation will be able to provide new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related merit badges and program activities to Scouts in many contemporary subjects, including environmental awareness and sustainability. The donation will go toward funding the construction of the Billy and Keith Johnson Scout Program Center. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Western Sullivan Public Library has just released its Community Assessment Survey. We kindly ask members of our community to fill out this brief survey so that the library can better assist you. All surveys must be completed by September 30.
Everyone who completes this survey can choose to be entered for a prize. You can take the survey at your local branch or virtually by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YVW25HK.
CALLICOON, NY — There will be a bake sale and raffle on Saturday, July 25 at the Callicoon Country Fair to benefit Liana Immel and her family. On April 1, four-month-old Liana aspirated, causing her to go into cardiac arrest and leading to brain injury. She was placed on a feeding tube and suffered some vision loss. During treatment she was placed in a rehab facility to work on improving brain function, but after developing a high fever, Liana was admitted back into the hospital and surgery was done to remove fluid in her brain. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The annual Jeffersonville Firehouse Book Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday, August 13, 14 and 15, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A special members-only pre-sale for Friends of the Western Public Library (FOL) will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12. If you’re not already a member of the FOL, new “Friends” will be welcome to join at that time.
Thousands of used and new books will be available for rock-bottom prices. All proceeds go right back into supporting our three library branches in Jeffersonville, Callicoon, and Narrowsburg.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library aims to have a library logo in place for its move to the new library in the fall. Working with Monticello Central School District high school art teacher Brenda Sywalski and the students in her graphic design class, the field was narrowed down to three logos created by students Brandi Moore, McKaela Bunce and Jonathan Fox. To see the logos and to vote, visit the library’s home page ebcrawfordlibrary.org and click the logo link or come into the library to see the logos on display and vote in person. The deadline is July 31.
HONESDALE, PA — Mick’s Barber Shop recently disbursed a check for $4,200 to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI) for its Buzz-Off Cancer 2015 event. For the event, participants agreed to have their hair sheared off at Mick’s, and gathered donations from friends and associates for doing so. Seen here are Bridget Gilligan of Mick’s Barber Shop, left; Liza Walton of Mick’s Barber Shop; Tiffany Kominski, “buzzee” who had the highest single donation, at $378. Read more