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Master food preserver certification opportunity with CCE this summer

LIBERTY, NY — A comprehensive three-day Master Food Preservation Certification series will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County on July 22, 23, and 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The series will be held in the new CCE Entrepreneurial & Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Grant awards ceremony for the arts

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) hosted the Decentralization Grants Program Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 12 in which 15 county organizations received funds from the New York Council for the Arts (NYSCA) to assist in cultural and artistic programming.  Read more

Raffle for children’s hospitals

WAYMART, PA — The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) will present an outdoor living raffle with 100% of the raffle proceeds to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children on Saturday, April 26 at 12 noon at Camp Ladore and Conference Center.  Read more

Open House at the Time and the Valleys Museum

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — A free open house will be hosted by the Time and the Valleys Museum on Sunday, April 27 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The afternoon includes tours, refreshments and a discount in the museum shop.  Read more

Litter-Pluck volunteers sought

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Narrowsburg Beautification Group invites all residents of the Town of Tusten to join them in the annual Litter-Pluck on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Read more

Second annual Eileen Haworth Weil Scholarship brunch

BLOOMINGBURG, NY — The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission will sponsor the second annual Eileen Haworth Weil Scholarship brunch in memory of Weil’s tireless work as a community activist. It will be held Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Eagle’s Nest.  Read more

Caleb’s Foundation announces fundraising event

HAWLEY, PA — The annual fundraising tricky tray event to support Pennies from Heaven, Caleb’s Foundation is set for Sunday, April 27 from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant.  Read more

Earth Day-Birth Day Celebration

MILFORD, PA — The Grotto Restaurant, Delaware River Fest and Air Soil Water will host an Earth Day-Birthday Celebration, an eco-friendly family day with BBQ lunch and free birthday cake. on Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Grotto, 508 West Harford St.  Read more

41st annual CROP-Walk to raise money for the hungry

HONESDALE, PA — Local churches will sponsor this year’s CROP-Walk at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m. This annual effort raises funds to fight hunger locally and around the world. “We walk because they walk” is the slogan, which reminds us that throughout the world many people have to walk up to 10 miles each day for a meal or for clean water.  Read more

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

MONTICELLO, NY — The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event to raise funds for Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Rape Intervention Services and Education (RISE) program of Sullivan County will be held on April 26 at the Sullivan County Government Center. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Refreshments and raffles follow.  Read more

Security guard pre-assignment training course

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES will offer an eight-hour “Pre-Assignment Security Guard Training” course on May 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Street Education Center. The cost of the course is $80.  Read more

Pond and lake management workshop

HAWLEY, PA — Regardless of its origin or intended use, management of a pond or lake may present the individual landowner or community organization with many complex and difficult management decisions. To assist private pond owners and lake-based communities with making informed and sound management decisions, a workshop will be held at the PPL Environmental Learning Center, Route 6 in Hawley on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will receive an overview of lake and pond ecology and management. Topics to be addressed include monitoring, aquatic plant control, restoration issues and wildlife issues. The cost is $25 per person and includes continental breakfast and informational materials.  Read more

Did You Know?

Pictured here circa 1945 are great chunks of ice left on what was the tennis court at Peggy Runway Lodge, located on Route 652 (then Route 106). The gal standing by the ice was a guest at the Lodge. The house in the background was built by E. O. Barnes, one of the owners of the Narrowsburg Lumber Company. Some years ago the river usually stayed frozen for the entire winter, so as the river rose with the spring thaw, great chunks of ice would be deposited along the banks.  Read more

Hay & Forage Education Pasture Walk with CCE Orange, Sullivan & Ulster

PINE BUSH, NY — Seasoned farmers or beginners can gain knowledge at a hands-on Hay and Forage Education Pasture Walk offered on Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This partnered program with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties will be held at Richard Blazeski Farm on Sinsbaugh Road in Pine Bush.  Read more

Grant writing courses offered at BOCES

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES will offer grant writing courses. Classes are held on Tuesdays at the St. John Street Education Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fee for each class is $35.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

It is Easter Sunday and I am in London, England, and I just came back from a great wedding in Cheltenham. My cousin Martin was the groom; his great-grandmother and my great-grandfather were brother and sister. Thomas and his sister Anne left Ireland as teenagers in the late 1800s and went to England. Anne stayed in England and Thomas came to America and married my great-grandmother Bridget, who had my grandmother Maryanne, who had my mother Anne, who had me. If you think about it, everyone is probably related—Anne and Thomas had other brothers and sisters, and they had kids who had kids.  Read more

Career help sessions

MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will hold career counseling sessions on Wednesday, April 30 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon; and Saturday, June 21 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Read more

Aging, medicine and alcohol

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — During the month of May the PrimeTime Health Wayne County senior center presentations will be on prescription drug safety. Dates and locations for presentations are May 1 at Northern Wayne Fire Company (Crosstown Hwy., Lakewood); May 7 at Honesdale Senior Center (323 Tenth St.; 570/253-4262); May 8 at Hamlin Senior Center (Rt 590, Township Building; 570/689-3766); and May 12 at Hawley Senior Center (Bingham Park; 570/226-4209). This program will be presented by Charlotte Myers, certified prevention specialist from the Wayne County Drug & Alcohol Commission.  Read more

‘Technology Tuesdays: Robotic milking dairies’

REGION — The Pocono District of Penn State Extension will hold a “Technology Tuesdays: Robotic Milking Edition: Cow Behavior in a Robotic Milking Dairy” free online workshop designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisers on April 29 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.  Read more

How you can go solar—for free

GLEN SPEY, NY — An informational workshop on solar power will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Homestead School, 428 Hollow Rd.  Read more