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Honey Hill cuts ribbon

CALLICOON, NY — Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce representative Carl Santos, far right, and Sullivan County Legislator Cindy Geiger, far left, joined New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and guests as Ellany Gable cut the ribbon celebrating the grand re-opening of Callicoon’s Honey Hill Pottery. Gable has now joined forces with potter Franco Lo Pinto (fourth from left) who is “thrilled to be in the Upper Delaware River region,” where he “looks forward to becoming an active member of the arts community.” For hours of operation visit

Carlucci new manager of The Sullivan

ROCK HILL, NY — The Sullivan Hotel recently welcomed Tony Carlucci, a Monticello native, as the hotel’s general manager. Carlucci will be responsible for continuing to foster and cultivate the vision of the hotel created by the Resnick Group.  Read more

Spa-A-Thon raises money for local shelter

HONESDALE, PA — Apple Day Spa & Hair Restoration Salon recently held a Spa-A-Thon to benefit Dessin Animal Shelter. Here, Dessin Shelter staff member Faith Bronson, left, is seen with adoptable dog Stella, and Apple Day staff members Karen Houschultz, Linda Pontonsky, Brittany Taninies, Betty Newport, Jessica Junkett and Dessin board member Sarah Simons with an adoptable Camden. The event raised $400 for the local shelter. Apple Day staff members donated their time and offered different services such as manicures, pedicures, facials and massages for 25% off.

Animal hospital receives accreditation

FERNDALE, NY — The Animal Hospital of Sullivan County (AHOSC) has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and once again passed their rigid standards and guidelines of the esteemed veterinary industry association. Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited by the AAHA or other industry groups. AAHA evaluates practices of its hospitals on over 900 very high standards. Only 3,400 hospitals this year have earned the AAHA-accredited designation out of over 27,000-plus in the United States—about 1 out of 9 nationwide.  Read more

Folk Fest for Felines

BETHEL, NY — The Dancing Cat Saloon will present Folk Fest for Felines (& Dogs) at the Catskill Distilling Company on Route 17B on Saturday, December 14, starting at 1 p.m. There will be musical entertainment, with members of the Sullivan County Songwriters Circle leading off. Other musicians will include Jon Naberezny, Kenneth McNally, Janet Burgan, Ken Somerville, Stacy Cohen and more. There will be a book signing/sale of the just released “Adventures of Kabuki” by Jane Felber-Strauss.  Read more

Holiday plate cleaners

During the holidays, pet parents and house guests appear to not be able to resist the temptation of the alluring look from the family cat or dog as they gaze at your leftovers. All too often people try justifying to themselves the benign effects of feeding that last piece of turkey, dressing, oven-roasted vegetable, or cranberry sauce. Contrary to public belief, even the smallest amount of table food can cause serious illness.  Read more

CAS holds arts safety forum

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will present a roundtable discussion of visual artists to discuss how materials in many different mediums can affect health and the environment. The discussion, led by Kalika Stern, the Society for Folk Arts Preservation; Robin Dintiman, sculptor; and Nancy Wells, artist, will take place at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St. on December 13 at 2 p.m.  Read more

Did You Know?

In the spring of 1948, the Narrowsburg Airport, Malcolm Dexter’s business venture, was in full swing with many area residents learning to fly. It was located where Lander’s campground now is, and Mr. Dexter had built hangers, hired an instructor and offered training to acquire a pilot’s license. Here, waiting for a spin in Dexter’s Navion are, left to right, Shirley Reith, Jeanne Slater, Charlotte Hamje and Kate Dexter, Malcolm’s daughter. Dexter’s tragic death in July of 1948 led to the slow demise of the business.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

What would life be like without a few curves and bumps along the road? Unfortunately, the curves and bumps for many of us lately seem to be in the form of a miserable, drippy head cold that we have been experiencing recently. If that weren’t enough, we were hit with more drips, in the form of rain on Saturday, December 6, interfering with the Narrowsburg visit of the Santa Express. Hopefully many of you were able to catch Santa on Sunday, December 7 in a neighboring area. His visit is never disappointing and worth the trip.  Read more

PCHS’s Lincoln Flag to be part of national exhibit

WASHINGTON, DC — Pike County Historical Society’s Lincoln Flag, normally housed at the Columns Museum in Milford, PA, will be part of an exhibit in Washington, DC next year. The Ford’s Theatre Society has announced that the hallmark museum exhibition, Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination, will be held at the Center for Education and Leadership (514 Tenth Street, NW), from March 23 to May 25, 2015. The exhibition will coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and death on April 14 and 15, 2015.  Read more

Divine Finds offers antiques, clothing, consignments

HONESDALE, PA — Consignments, clothing, collectibles, jewelry and antiques are just some of the things you’ll find at a new store in Honesdale: Divine Finds. Located next to the Trackside Grill in Honesdale, 742 Main St., the new store opened its doors on Black Friday.

Divine Finds has something for everybody on your gift list, from old-fashioned wooden lures for your favorite fisherman, tools to help Dad with his “Honey Do List,” furniture and antiques that remind you of Gram’s.  Read more

Roscoe Beer partners with distributors

ROSCOE, NY — The Roscoe NY Beer Co.(RNYBC), creators of the Trout Town™ Hand Crafted Beer brand, have teamed up with local, family-owned and operated Dutchess Beer Distributors and Dana Distributors to put the Trout Town Hand Crafted Beers into stores, restaurants, bars and beverage centers throughout the Hudson Valley.

“These relationships fit well with the mission of the Roscoe NY Beer Co., which is to support the local economy by providing good products and good opportunities for all involved with the organization,” said RNYBC Marketing Director Shannon “Birdie” Feeney.  Read more

Free mammograms

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center’s (ORMC) Ray Moody, MD Breast Center and Orange Regional Medical Group will offer free mammograms on Saturday, December 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Rd. Pre-registration is required. The event is open to women without insurance who are currently not experiencing breast problems, are over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram through this program within the last year. Women who have had a mammogram within one year and are now experiencing breast problems may still meet requirements.  Read more

Dentistry practice holds grand reopening

PORT JERVIS, NY — After an eight-month long renovation and office expansion, Aesthetic Family Dentistry will host an open house to celebrate the grand reopening of its new building on Friday, December 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 155 E. Main St. Light refreshments and cocktails will be provided.

The practice will also officially announce new programs and services during the open house, such as an in-house dental savings plan, and dental cleaning services to non-patients, available without an exam or x-rays. Visit or call 845/610-6732.

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
11/7/2104 — Jordyn Elizabeth LaBelle was born to Jessica LaBelle and John Andrew LaBelle Sr. of White Mills, PA. Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Dennis Carney of Lake Ariel, PA. Paternal grandparents are John and Jodi LaBelle of Greeley, PA.
11/15/2014 — Jack Elliot Gallager was born to Melissa and Robert Gallager of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Diane Vitale of Lafayette, NJ and Eugene Clyne of Franklin, NJ. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Marian Gallager of Summerville, SC.


Four centuries ago, the Elizabethan writer Thomas Dekker accurately called sleep “the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”  Read more

The lectures of William James

BEACH LAKE, PA — John Dzwonar will summarize the lectures and highlight major points and themes in William James’ “The Varieties of Religious Experience” on Sunday, December 7 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center, at a meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The lectures were delivered in Edinburgh in 1902 by James, a philosopher and psychologist from the pragmatist tradition, sometimes referred to as the father of American psychology. John Dzwonar, a psychotherapist with a background in Gestalt and trauma, works in New York City.  Read more

Holiday table arrangement

LIBERTY, NY — A unique opportunity to hand craft table arrangements will be offered on Tuesday, December 9 by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., participants will receive instruction on designing their own table arrangements at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Rare church records donated to WCHS

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Records of Wayne County’s earliest settlers from the First Baptist Church of Damscus have been donated to the Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS).  Read more