There is nothing like a family get-together. Last weekend my cousins from England came to New York City for a visit. A bunch of us met at my cousin’s house in Queens, and we had a great time. I am planning my trip back over there for next May. This is the cousin and his wife whose wedding I went over there to attend. His great-grandmother and my great-grandfather are brother and sister on my mother’s side. I am truly blessed with a big family and cousins all over the world. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — There will be a memorial service for Grace Johansen on Saturday, September 12, at 1 p.m. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Luncheon and a time for sharing memories and stories will follow outside under the tent.
If you plan to attend, the family would appreciate you letting them know. Email Grace’s daughter Lynn, email@example.com, if you plan to attend.
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Due to the loss of several of its major sponsors this year, the Eddie Adams Workshop is falling short of the funding goals needed to support its annual Eddie Adams Workshop event, which benefits young photographers from around the world. It is requesting donations, which can be provided by visiting https://www.rockethub.com/projects/60531.
Your donations will be used to support the young men and women who are the future leaders and professionals in the photography industry.
HONESDALE, PA — Robert J. Mancuso, executive vice president and chief information officer of Wayne Bank, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) Information Technology Committee. The committee communicates information to PA Bankers’ members about issues of cyber security, technological advancements and information management within the banking industry. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — You are invited to submit your original work and attend a poetry reading at the sixth annual Poetry Festival of the Liberty Museum and Arts Center. The festival will be held on Saturday, September 26, at p.m. at the museum, 46 South Main St.
Local poet Marilyn Laufer will review submissions and select poets to read at the festival. Be sure to include contact information with your poetry.) Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Service leader Laurie Stuart will lead the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in an exploration of highlights from the 2015 UU General Assembly at 10:15 a.m. on August 23 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Through songs, stories and the spoken word, Laurie will share her reflections on the theme of “Building a New Way.” Come and explore how a new way might just be fully inhabiting the old way and seeing it for the first time all over again. A social time and refreshments will follow the program. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.
BARRYVILLE, NY — The Barryville Area Arts Association (BAAA) will be interviewing to fill three to five seats for its advisory board, which will oversee the operation of the BAAA.
BAAA is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to build community by supporting art and community art events. Its website is barryvilleareaarts.org. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — The Sullivan County Democratic Committee (SCDC) will hold its 98th annual Jeffersonian Dinner on Saturday, September 12. The celebration, “A Salute to Democratic Leadership,” will be held at The Clubhouse at the Villa Roma Resort & Country Club. A cash-bar cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m., and dinner follows at 6 p.m. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Senior Legislative Action Committee of Sullivan County invites you to its monthly meeting, Friday, August 28 at 10 a.m. at the government center. The guest speaker will be Barry Kaufman, president of the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans (NYSARA), who will speak about Social Security on its 80th anniversary and the “Three-legged Stool” of retirement income: personal savings, pensions, and Social Security. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne Highlands School District will begin its school year on Monday, August 31, for all students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Homeroom assignments for each building will be accessible at www.waynehigh lands.org. The grade assignments are:
Stourbridge Primary Center: Kindergarten through grade 2
Lakeside Elementary School: grades 3 through 5
Damascus Area School: Kindergarten through grade 8
Preston Area School: Kindergarten through grade 8
Wayne Highlands Middle School: grades 6 through 8
Honesdale High School: grades 9 through 12 Read more
The week of Sunday, August 9 was filled with great highs and deep lows. Learning, on August 9, of Grace Johansen’s passing was certainly the lowest point of the week. It was because of Grace that we enjoy a library in our town and the Tusten Historical Society (THS). She had a certain unending positive energy that wanted to create, and do, do, do when it came to programming for the THS. She is solely responsible for obtaining New York State Board of Education recognition of the THS as a New York State Historical Society, no small feat. Read more
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Historical Society will hold a roundtable discussion of Sullivan County’s economy at the Sullivan County Museum on Sunday, August 23 at 2 p.m. It is part of a continuing exhibit, “The Concord Remembered.” The exhibit tells the story of what was once one of the world’s foremost resort hotels. Though the Concord no longer exists, the property is being reborn into the Montreign Resort Casino at Adelaar. Read more
SUNY Sullivan’s Riegal honored with teaching excellence award
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), www.acbsp.org, has announced that Diane Riegal, an associate professor at SUNY Sullivan, has received the 2015 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The annual Dakota Williams Memorial Golf Outing was held on July 11 at the Cricket Hill Golf Course. On Friday, July 31, the proceeds of the outing were presented to the Dessin Animal Shelter by the Williams family, in memory of their beloved daughter and sister Dakota Williams, who was a true animal lover and friend of the Dessin Animal Shelter.
This was the fifth annual outing, and with the loyal participation of friends and sponsors, it raised over $8,000, a record amount. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — Two weeks ago, a few people who have been volunteering at the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark and with the feral cat Trap Neuter Release (TNR) program teamed up for 30 minutes to place calls to a national hotline that distributes $25 spay/neuter vouchers for cats using local clinics. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello Grange #1357 recently celebrated two of its members, Master Earl Lilley and past secretary/treasurer Anna Benson, for their several decades of uninterrupted membership and service to the organization. Lilley, left, was awarded a 50-year membership pin and a Golden Sheaf Certificate for those who have devoted a half century of service to the Order of Patrons of Husbandry in recognition of 50 years of continuous Grange membership. He has served in the office of Master since June 2011, when then Master Nellie Culligan stepped down from office. Read more