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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

Meet candidate Diebboll

CALLICOON, NY — Voters can meet Isaac Green Diebboll on Friday, September 18 at The Callicoon Brewery, 16 Upper Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Diebboll is running for the Sullivan County Legislature in District 5, which includes the Towns of Callicoon, Delaware and Fremont and parts of Liberty. This will be an opportunity to share your questions and concerns with Diebboll, and let him know what kind of future you’d like to see for Sullivan County.  Read more

Wanted: best soup and chili

HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership is looking for contestants for its 10th annual Taste-off on Sunday, October 11. Due to the high cost of chicken wings, the partnership has decided to focus on two fall favorites this year; soup and chili. The contest, co-sponsored by Rent-E-Quip, is being held in conjunction with Harvest & Heritage Days, which is sponsored by The Dime Bank, with support from Wayne County Tourism.  Read more

Historical Society meets

LONG EDDY, NY — The Basket Historical Society will hold an open house and meeting on Saturday, September 26 at the museum on State Route 97. The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m., and all are welcome. The open house follows from 12 noon until 3 p.m. with the museum open. There also will be festivities in the park adjacent to the museum including food, live music and games for children. A guided walking tour and driving tour map of nearby historical points of interest will be available.  Read more

Save energy, save dollars

LIBERTY, NY — You can learn to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills at a Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Wednesday, September 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center,at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

Each person will receive three free compact fluorescent light bulbs at no cost. Advanced registration is encouraged by calling 845/292-6180.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

The theme in Narrowsburg these first two weeks of September seemed to be “memory lane.”

The month began with a celebration and reminiscence of the 40 years of publication of The River Reporter and was held at the Narrowsburg Inn.  Read more

Looking Back

Sarah Mary Mathews Read Osborn Benjamin, seen here, was born in Orange County, NY, ca. 1757. Her first husband, William Read, was killed in one of the earliest battles of the Revolution, and she married Aaron Osborn in Albany, NY in 1780. Sarah accompanied him to the battlefield, met George Washington and was present at the British surrender at Yorktown. After the birth of two children, Osborn deserted the family, and in 1787 Sarah married John Benjamin in White Lake, NY. They moved in 1822 to Mt. Pleasant Township, Wayne County, where John died in 1825.  Read more

Memoir writing course

CALLICOON, NY — Delaware Young at Heart will sponsor a 90-minute short-memoir writing course on September 17 and 24 and October 1 and 8 at the Delaware Youth Center. The course is free and is designed for beginning or intermediate writers.

By the end of the four weekly meetings, you will have completed a short memoir/personal essay (two to 10 pages) about a significant person or event from your life.

The instructor will be Penelope Ghartey, who has been teaching for more than 20 years. Email penelope.ghartey@gmail.com call 570/224-4357.

Car maintenance DIY class at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — On Monday, September 21, Hal Stein of 652 Auto will teach “DIY: Car Maintenance” as part of the Do-it-Yourself Workshops series presented by The Cooperage Project. This DIY class will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main St.  Read more

High-school equivalency class

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library and SUNY Orange will again partner to offer a class to prepare students to take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exam (formerly called GED®) starting on September 21. The class will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.  Read more

Cats with heart murmurs

You bring your feline companion to the veterinarian for their annual checkup and your trusted veterinary physician notes that Sullivan your cat has a heart murmur. One of the most common questions asked is, “What is a heart murmur?”

A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound that often requires the use of a stethoscope to hear it. Abnormal swirling of blood within the heart causes the sound classified as a heart murmur. Some murmurs can be deemed innocent (non-concerning), while others are pathologic murmurs (ones that affect an animal’s life).  Read more

Lake Huntington News

Best of luck to all the kids who are going back to school, and God bless the teachers.

The Cochecton Preservation Society will present its Coffee, Tea and History event, titled “Cochecton’s First People,” on Sunday, September 20, at 1 p.m. at the Cochecton Train Station. See page 11 for details.  Read more

Scout attends national leadership training

SHOHOLA, PA — Life Scout Jonathan Langberg of Shohola Troop 76 attended the Boy Scouts of America National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) at Camp Nooteeming in Salt Point, NY, along with another scout from Troop 77 of Matamoras, this past summer.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Isabella Louise Brannen was born to Kristina and Jason Brannen of White Mills, PA. Maternal grandparents are William and Margie Kohlmann of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Louise Hall of White Mills, PA.
Jason Patrick Green was born on August 1, 2015 to Lindsey Bayly and Michael Green of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Karen and Charles Bayly of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparents are Trey and Margaret Green of White Sulphur Springs, NY.  Read more

Crystal Run oncologist writes article on value of care

MIDDLETOWN, NY — An oncologist at Crystal Run Healthcare, G. Varuni Kondagunta, MD was recently recognized in the American Journal of Managed Care for her article, titled “Balancing Innovation with Cost in Diagnostic Care.” The article outlined the challenges of determining value in the face of rising costs of oncology treatment. Additionally, it discussed real-world examples of maintaining quality of care by following nationally accepted treatment guidelines and concurrently achieving value in oncology.  Read more

Newland-Pagan joins Middletown Medical

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Middletown Medical has added to its staff Dr. Yvonne Newland-Pagan, an otolaryngologist/ear, nose and throat physician, and her successful private practice in Ferndale.
Newland-Pagan is a board-certified otolaryngologist with more than three decades of experience in treatment of ear, nose and throat (ENT), along with head and neck related surgery. Since 1989, Dr. Newland-Pagan has operated a private practice in Liberty (Ferndale). She previously had a similar practice in Missouri.  Read more

Line of hope

ELDRED, NY — On Sunday, September 13, volunteers from across the U.S. will participate in the sixth annual Human Line of Hope on the fight against childhood cancer. Each person in a team holds a letter, spelling out the name or phrase of their choice. Messages can be the names of loved ones lost and battling cancer or words of inspiration. Each letter requires a donation, with all proceeds benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity dedicated to funding childhood cancer research.  Read more

What you need to know if you are hospitalized

Most of us dread the thought of being hospitalized. Increasingly, many surgical and diagnostic procedures are being done on an outpatient basis, with the person going home the same day and not requiring admission. For more serious medical and surgical illnesses, the only option is often to be admitted to the hospital.  Read more