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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

Endorsements for Rajsz, Benson

MONTICELLO, NY — Incumbent legislators Gene Benson, Cora Edwards and Cindy Gieger have announced support for Nadia Rajsz in the race for Legislative District 2, which covers the Towns of Lumberland, Forestburgh, parts of the Towns of Highland and Mamakating, and the Village of Wurtsboro. Rajsz is currently the supervisor of the Town of Lumberland and chair of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway.  Read more

Scouts registration event

MILFORD, PA —On Tuesday, September 15, boys from Kindergarten through fifth grade can stop by the First Presbyterian Church on Broad Street from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to meet the scouts from Milford Cub Scout Pack 71. Registration will take place at this event. Email milford pack71@gmail.com or call 973/903-2832, or check out “Milford Pack” on Facebook.

Pike library cuts hours

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Public Library will be cutting its hours as of Tuesday, September 8. Over the past year, library membership has increased by 25%; however, as the library continues to grow, so do expenses, requiring the upcoming cuts.
The new schedule will be as follows:

Milford Branch: Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.  Read more

Public invited to SEEDS meeting

HONESDALE, PA — SEEDS invites the public to its annual meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at The Cooperage, at 1030 Main St., with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the annual meeting starting at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all SEEDS members as well as the general public. Come learn about local sustainability initiatives and environmental successes.  Read more

Aktion Club formed in Sullivan

MONTICELLO, NY — The Kiwanis Clubs of Monticello and Woodridge have become co-sponsors of the newly formed and chartered Aktion Club of Sullivan County. The club is made up of adults with disabilities who are affiliated with SullivanARC, New Hope Community and Center for Discovery. Some of the benefits these members achieve from participating in the Aktion Club are the opportunity to contribute to the community, develop social interaction awareness, improve their self-esteem and develop leadership skills.  Read more

Looking Back

The spry gentlemen pictured were members of Honesdale’s James Ham Post 198 of the Grand Army of the Republic. They are, left to right, William Tamblyn Lobb, Charles Ball, William Muir and unidentified. The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal order established in 1866 for Civil War veterans, ending when the last veteran died in 1956. The organization was hugely influential, at its peak representing more than 490,000 veterans, advocating for voting rights for African-American soldiers and veterans’ pensions among other issues. By 1893, there were eight G.A.R. Posts in Wayne County: Capt.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Whether you are still in school, or have been out of school for years, when fall approaches, you can’t help but think of “back to school.” Maybe no classes will be held or tests given, but all students from the classes of 1961 and prior are asked to gather at the Central House, Beach Lake, PA for a reunion on Friday, September 11. A social hour will begin at 3:30 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. It’s not too late to join your classmates and reconnect with your roots. For information, call Dot McCormack, 845/252-3888, Janet Orr, 570/729-7171 or Beth Peck 845/252-3356.  Read more

Memorial service for Tom Kane

HONESDALE, PA — A memorial service for Tom Kane will be held on Sunday, August 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Grace Episcopal Parish Hall. The hall is located on Church Street, between 8th and 9th streets.

Adult day care for seniors

LIBERTY, NY — Caregivers have a free opportunity to learn about adult day care programs available in Sullivan County on Thursday, September 10. Representatives from four area adult day care providers will share the mechanics of how these centers assist seniors and their caregivers.

The event is offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center. It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. A light meal will be provided by Sunshine Adult Day Care.  Read more

Patriot Connectors meet

HAWLEY, PA — Tom Ryan will be the speaker for the Patriot Connectors at their meeting on September 10 at the Wallenpaupack High School Library.  Read more

Heyday of the Catskills

MONTICELLO, NY — There will be a program titled “Monticello in the 1960s: The Heyday of The Catskills” on Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library.

Monticello natives Marvin Rappaport and Steven Sharoff, in an informal chat, will recount the days when city mice and country mice came together in the idyllic mountain setting of Monticello.  Read more

Computer support hours change

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Computer support hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library will change starting on September 8. They will be Mondays in Callicoon, from 1 to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays in Narrowsburg, from 4 to 8 p.m.; and Fridays, Jeffersonville, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information visit the library at WSPLonline.org, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @westernsullivan, or call one of the branches: Callicoon 845/887-4040; Jeffersonville, 482-4350, or Narrowsburg, 252-3360.