SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Arts for Sullivan Decentralization (DEC) grant applications are now available for cultural programming in Sullivan County during 2015. The grants are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, and administered locally by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), the Arts Council of Sullivan County. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — The class “Pinterest and Paper Crafting: Make Your Own Holiday Cards or Decorations” will be held at the Port Jervis Free Library on Tuesday, October 7 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. This is the second of a three-part series, and participants must have taken the first class.
In this session you will use the inspiration you discovered in class one to create Halloween or Thanksgiving greeting cards or decorations. The next session is on October 28. The presenter is Anna Seniw. Pre-register by calling 845/772-7586, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HONESDALE, PA — A group of local environmental organizations has launched a new series called “Science on Tap” to share information about scientific topics in a casual setting. For each event, an expert in a particular field leads a discussion at a different restaurant location. The next session, “The Science of a Healthy Forest” will be on Thursday, October 16 at KCPepper Bar and Grill, 182 Ski Run Rd. The expert will be consulting forester Paul Kowalczyk, owner of Pocono Forest & Wildlife Service of Hawley, who manages 100,000+ acres in Pennsylvania and New York. Read more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will present a guest lecture to explore what could have been responsible for the disappearance of the dinosaurs. Ralph E. Taggart, Ph.D, of Michigan State University (MSU), will speak in SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theatre on Tuesday, October 7, at 12:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Micro-greens are young, nutritious seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs that are harvested and eaten in less than 14 days. A workshop on growing micro-greens at home will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) on Thursday, October 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants can join CCESC Master Gardener volunteer Jackie Saunders at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
BETHANY, PA — Bethany Public Library has welcomed a new director. Erin Carpenter of Lakeville holds a graduate degree in library science and worked in libraries in New York State for seven years. She and her family have lived in Pennsylvania for the last five years. Finding her dream job at the Bethany Library is like “finding a home,” she said.
Carpenter already has weeded through the 6,000-item collection to update the library’s catalog and has begun ordering new books and DVDs.” I’ve been asking every patron who comes in what they want to see in our collection,” she said. Read more
Pictured here on a sunny afternoon is the old Tusten Settlement Church, the only building still standing of what was a thriving community in the mid-1800s.
Tusten’s economy was tied heavily to the lumbering and quarrying business and had, at its peak, a saw mill, a grist mill, two stores, a tavern, a school and the Baptist Church, shown here. The lumbering and quarry businesses began to decline and with it the community. By 1920 it was no longer the prosperous place of its past. From the Grace L. Johansen collection. Read more
Happy anniversary, Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service! For 45 years Tusten residents have had the luxury of a volunteer ambulance service. The Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service will be celebrating this milestone anniversary with an appreciation dinner, “Pig Roast,” for all past and present members on Sunday, October 12 at 1 p.m. under the pavilion on Fireman’s Field. RSVP at 845/252.3336. Read more
POND EDDY, NY — Join the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Lumberland to celebrate the grand opening of the 97 Bar & Grill, 1758 State Route 97, on Sunday, October 5 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. (ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m.).
Visit the newly renovated bar and restaurant (formerly known as Nolan’s), located across from the Pond Eddy Bridge. Enjoy lunch under the sun and a dinner under the stars with outdoor seating. Lunch and drink specials are available at the ribbon cutting and grand opening.
For more information contact Cathy at 845/791-4200 or email email@example.com.
ELDRED, NY — The Eldred Central School District Board of Education will host a public forum to discuss the need, size and scope of the Five Year Capital Facilities Plan for the Eldred schools. The public hearing will take place on Thursday, October 2 at GRM Elementary School beginning at 6:15 p.m. A meeting of the Board of Education will follow. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership recently announced that its ninth annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest is now officially underway. Participating businesses were asked to create a scarecrow that represented their business and give it a name. Thirty-six businesses rose to the challenge. Each scarecrow is required to have some characteristics of a traditional scarecrow, such as hay protruding from the neck or sleeves. People can view these fall-time creations from now until October 14 at participating businesses in Honesdale.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Mary Tiebout will present a program called “Stars” on Sunday, October 5 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. A conversation between a professor and a student and selected poems by Robert Frost will lead us to thoughts about the dimensions of the universe and the measure of our lives.
Join the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for this one-hour service, which will be followed by a social time with light refreshments. For directions see www.uduuf.org/directions.
HAWLEY, PA — The Patriot Connectors October speakers will be Kelly and Martin Gaughan. The meeting will be held in the Wallenpaupack High School Library on Thursday, October 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Area residents are invited to this free and open forum on the issue of crime and drugs in our community. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library’s annual budget vote will be held on Wednesday, October 15 from 3 to 8 p.m. Voting will take place at the library in Monticello. All registered voters of the library district composed of the Towns of Thompson, Bethel and Forestburgh residing within the Monticello Central School District are eligible to vote in this election. Read more
The Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Clubs will host Grown Here on Saturday, October 4 with a 5 p.m. social hour and 6 p.m. gourmet, four-course dinner on the banks of Lake Henneside in Circleville Park. The farm-to-table dining experience will highlight dishes curated by four local chefs. Each dish will be carefully crafted utilizing locally grown and locally produced ingredients, and paired with local wines, craft beers, and spirits. Read more
MILFORD, PA — A free workshop for educators in the tri-state region is being offered on October 17 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (lunch provided) at Grey Towers National Historic Site. Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) GreenSchools! inspires teachers and students to take responsibility for improving the environment at their schools, homes and in their communities. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — The Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Port Jervis recently gave 14 scholarships to former Port Jervis High School and Delaware Valley High School students who are now in their freshmen year of college. The total amount of scholarships awarded this year was $21,000. Each student received a $1,500 scholarship. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The American Red Cross NEPA Region will present The Pillow Case Project to fifth graders at the Delaware Valley Elementary School on Friday, September 26. There will be three programs running simultaneously from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Pillow Case Project is a nationwide pilot program with a vision of teaching kids to be prepared for any disaster. It is sponsored by Disney. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — The staff at Woodloch Pines recently raised money for Dessin Animal Shelter in Honesdale. In an attempt to save the shelter from closing, the staff at Woodloch raised over $1,500 in individual donations alone. On Thursday, September 4, Sarina Betz, Woodloch’s Executive and Human Resources Assistant, presented a donation to the shelter on behalf of the staff at the family resort. Read more