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Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group formed

LIBERTY, NY — A new Caregivers Support Group will start shortly in Sullivan County. It is sponsored by the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with volunteers and staff at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty. The purpose of the support group is to provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or related disorders to meet and develop a mutual support system among people who really understand what they are going through because they’ve been there too.  Read more

Bon Secours to host Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair

PORT JERVIS, NY — May is Mental Health Month, and in recognition of the importance of informing the public on how to protect behavioral health and promote general wellbeing, Bon Secours Community Hospital will host an all-day Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair. The festive event will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the hospital’s parking lot outside 160 East Main St. and will feature free refreshments, musical entertainment, valuable demonstrations, dietary and therapy information and handouts.  Read more

Fallsburg to hold Wellness Day

FALLSBURG, NY — The Fallsburg Central School District Wellness Committee will hold its 2014 Wellness Day on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Fallsburg Junior/Senior High School front parking lot. Rain or shine, kids, students, parents, staff and community are invited to enjoy the morning with many healthcare providers offering free information.  Read more

Yoga classes for all abilities

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is offering several fitness classes. All classes are held at St. John Street Education Center in Monticello.  Read more

Healthy Steps in Motion: A free exercise class for seniors

HONESDALE, PA — Healthy Steps in Motion is an exercise program that incorporates warm-up, balance, weight resistance/strength training and cool-down segments as its program foundation. It was designed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and is offered to area older adults at no cost. The classes will be held May 6 to June 26 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Honesdale Senior Center, 323 Tenth St.  Read more

What you need to know about tick-associated illness

This is the time of the year that we begin to find ticks on our clothing or pets and sometimes attached to our skin after we have been in fields and woods or clearing garden plots and fences.  Read more

Sullivan County Pageant is more than a beauty pageant

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Pageant is more than a beauty pageant. This pageant is for women who live, work, or go to school in Sullivan County. They participate in a private interview, an opening number dance routine, a themed fun fashion show, evening gown and onstage questions. Seven new titleholders are crowned every year in different age groups. All contestants are invited to go out and make a difference in the county.  Read more

Learn gardening for free

LIBERTY, NY — Learn about “Weeds, Shoots & Flowers” during the second of three hands-on gardening trainings on Wednesday, May 7. The free instructional classes will be taught by Sullivan County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Gerald Skoda Education Center from 7 to 9 p.m.

Sullivan Renaissance and CCE are holding the trainings to assist individuals who want to volunteer but aren’t sure how to help with community gardens in their hometowns.  Read more

Learn to communicate effectively

MONTICELLO, NY — Despite all of our modern technology, successful communication still demands effective face-to-face interaction. The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is addressing this need by offering a basic communications course “Anyone Can: Steps to Effective Communication.” Classes will be held at the St. John Education Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays, May 7 through May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The class fee is $125.  Read more

Seed talk at The Port Jervis Free Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at The Port Jervis Free Library will host Ken Greene from the Hudson Valley Seed Library for a seed talk on Monday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. The talk will be held in the Community Room, which has a capacity of 50.

Greene will give a talk about seeds and spring sowing. He will also talk about what it means to garden with seeds that are meant to be grown in our region. Hudson Valley Seed Library seeds will be available for purchase.  Read more

Bicycle maintenance workshop at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — A DIY bicycle maintenance workshop, “Ride Your Bike,” will be presented on Monday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Whether you’re a road rider, a mountain biker, a commuter or an enthusiast of other sorts, an expert or a beginner, learn what you need to get your bike ready to ride this spring and how to do it yourself.  Read more

Daniel Pierce Library offers career counseling workshops

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Daniel Pierce Library will offer a series of career counseling workshops sponsored by the Ramapo Catskill Library System and the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy grant program. The workshops will be held at the library.

Resume Building Workshop will be held May 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. followed by individual career counseling sessions from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Job Interview Workshop will be held May 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. followed by individual career counseling sessions from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Read more

Device workshops at the Western Sullivan Public Library

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will hold a series of device workshops in Narrowsburg in May.

The workshops include “Learn How to Use Your New Device” on Saturday, May 3 from 1 to 3 p.m.; “Windows 8 Workshop” on Saturday, May 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.; “Tips and Tricks for Your Tablet” on Saturday, May 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.; “Tips and Tricks for Your iPad” on Saturday, May 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.; and “Preventing and Removing Viruses” on Saturday, May 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants should bring the device they would like to learn to use to each workshop.  Read more

United Way accepting applications for community impact funding

MONTICELLO, NY — United Way of Sullivan County is accepting applications for community impact funding from not-for-profit agencies within Sullivan County that serve the county’s residents and meet the grant criteria. Organizations must have a paid executive director and community-based board of directors.  Read more

Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a service at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 4 at the Berlin Township Community Center (50 Milanville Rd. off Route 652). Sheila Vaswani will present a multimedia program on the topic of Eastern religions, encompassing Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Islam. Refreshments and a social gathering will follow the program.

Wayne County Safe Kids Fair

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Safe Kids Committee will hold its third annual Safe Kids Fair on May 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Park Street Complex (rain or shine). All are welcome to attend this free event. Each child visiting at least half of the safety tables will be able to enter their name for a chance to win a new bicycle, donated by Elegante’s Restaurant. A few of the safety issues being covered will be bike safety, toy safety, fingerprinting and gun safety (free gun locks). There will also be free refreshments, fun activities and handouts.  Read more

Keller Williams Real Estate part of global community service initiative

MILFORD AND HAWLEY, PA — Keller Williams Real Estate associates will be taking the day off on Thursday, May 8, but it will hardly be a day of rest. Associates with the Milford and Hawley business centers have chosen to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, the company’s annual day of service, dedicated to renewing, energizing and donating to their local communities.  Read more

Annual Spring Book Sale at the Western Sullivan Public Library

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will hold its annual Spring Book Sale at the Jeffersonville branch May 3 through May 10, during library hours. Browse hundreds of “gently used” books and audiovisual materials. Call 845/482-4350 if you are interested in volunteering at the book sale or would like additional information. The library’s hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s sale is sponsored by the Friends of Western Sullivan Public Library.

Christian motorcyclists to hold annual fundraiser

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), a non-profit, interdenominational organization dedicated to reaching people for Christ in the highways and byways through motorcycling, will hold its 26th annual Run for the Son on May 3 at Riverside Park.  Read more

Milford-Matamoras Rotary Club announces two special events

MILFORD, PA — The Milford-Matamoras Rotary Club will honor long-time Rotarian, community servant and native son Arthur K. Ridley, Esq., by hosting Art Ridley Day on May 10. The day kicks off with the 5k Ridley Rotary Run at the Delaware Valley High School cross-country trail at 9 a.m. If you pre-register (deadline May 7), the fee is $20 for adults and $15 for kids under 13, and you are guaranteed a T-shirt. On race day, the fee is $25 for adults and $20 for kids under 13, and T-shirts will be first come, first served.  Read more