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Builders association hires new executive officer

HAWLEY, PA — The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) has hired Nicole Sanchez as the executive director. “It is my pleasure to accept the position of executive officer,” said Sanchez. “I would like to thank the board of directors for the opportunity to serve the Wayne County Builders Association. I have admired their accomplishments in the community and for our members. Now I am fortunate to be able to focus on the continued success of our association.”  Read more

New soap and candle business launched in Callicoon Center

CALLICOON CENTER, NY — Grosbeak Gardens LLC, a new handmade soap and candle company, has begun operation in Callicoon Center. The business is run by Bill Bakker and Stephen D’Agostino, homeowners in the village since 2005.  Read more

Orange Regional to host free seminar on hand problems

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar, “Treatment for Hand and Arm Pain,” on Thursday, July 24 at 6 p.m. at Orange Regional’s conference center, 707 East Main St.
Dr. Samir Sodha will discuss diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common hand and arm problems as well as complex traumatic and arthritic conditions. For more information, or to register, visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach or call the Orange Regional Health Connections at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

One room school goes hi-tech

HONESDALE, PA — For nearly eight decades the historic one-room Bethel School served students in all eight grades with one teacher who taught all subjects. But on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Bethel School will go “hi-tech” and host an open house featuring Pennsylvania History Jeopardy Games, courtesy of Valerie Dux supplying electrical power.  Read more

Memoir-making at the library

MONTICELLO, NY — Gordon and Henry MacAdam will present a family memoir-making program at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. The MacAdam brothers grew up in Monticello and over the course of several years developed a detailed family history spanning four generations.  Read more

Kate Santoro joins Orange Regional

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Kate Santoro, RN, FNP, has joined Orange Regional Medical Group’s Primary Care team as a family nurse practitioner. Santoro will work closely with Orange Regional Medical Group’s physicians, nurses and certified medical assistants to meet the healthcare needs of families in the community.

Orange Regional is located at 75 Crystal Run Rd. For more information, call 845/333-7575 or visit OrangeRegionalMedicalGroup.org.

Teitelbaum nominated for 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Managing partner and CEO of Crystal Run Healthcare, Dr. Hal Teitelbaum, has been nominated for Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” Among the other nominees are prominent national figures including President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner.

“It is a great honor to be nominated, but most importantly, this recognition is a tribute to the commitment of our physicians and staff to transforming healthcare from a transaction-based system to a value-based system of coordinated, comprehensive care,” said Dr. Teitelbaum.  Read more

Abandoned rail station will be repurposed to create a much needed health center

GOSHEN, NY — The former Ontario & Western Railway Station in Middletown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, protecting and recognizing the importance of the structure in American history. Middletown Community Health Center, Inc. (MCHC) received a $500,000 grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to restore and adapt the existing building at 2-20 Low Ave., to a healthcare facility.  Read more

Bon Secours Community Hospital honors retired doctors

PORT JERVIS, NY — Recently the medical staff at Bon Secours Community Hospital honored 12 physicians, 10 retired and two deceased, who, until recent years, had been affiliated with the hospital.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
5/22/14 — Emma Deckelman was born to Anne Marchal of Jeffersonville, NY and Bill Deckelman of Obernburg, NY. Maternal grandparents are Françoise and Richard Marchal of Belgium. Paternal grandparents are Zoanne and Charles Deckelman of Fremont Center, NY.
5/31/14 — Jayden Lynn Johannes was born to Holly and Andrew Johannes of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Sherry and David Bryer of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Lynn and Joy Johannes of Honesdale, PA.  Read more

Profile of farming-related injuries and illnesses

Much of our area’s economy depends on farming and raising poultry, pigs and beef. It is important to point out that this profession has its share of hazards either from injuries, or illnesses from infectious agents and chemical exposure, especially pesticides. This article will highlight the more common problems seen by our local healthcare providers.

Safety Issues  Read more

Farm bureau discount program

REGION — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau has initiated a new program that combines 24 statewide discounts now in effect with local discounts from Wayne and Pike county businesses.

When farm bureau members show their membership card at 36 locally-owned businesses, they may receive discounts ranging from five to 15% off purchases and services.

“We are amazed at the support we have received and would like to thank all these establishments for their cooperation in this endeavor,” said Wayne County Farm Bureau President Karl Eisenhauer.

Participating businesses are:  Read more

2014 Women Who Make a Difference

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The SUNY Sullivan Foundation recently announced its 2014 Women Who Make A Difference honorees. This year, seven women will be recognized in six categories for their contributions to the Sullivan County community.

The 2014 categories and honorees are:
Higher Education: Lisa Lindquist, former professor, SUNY Sullivan division of Liberal Arts and Humanities
Healthcare: Dr. Katherine Seibert, oncology, Hudson Valley Healthcare
Law Enforcement: Sgt. Cheryl Crumley, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department  Read more

Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

MONTICELLO, NY — Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? You might keep up with “The Walking Dead” and have “Zombieland” memorized, but you may not have all the supplies you need. On July 10 at 6:15 p.m., teens can come to the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library to build their zombie apocalypse survival kits, and brush up on their survival skills. Work in teams of three to complete challenges. The more challenges you successfully complete, the more prepared you will be when the dead rise up.  Read more

Wayne Co. Historical Society honors founder of farm museum

HONESDALE, PA — Joseph B. Park, 1896-1970, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the award “People Who Make a Difference in Wayne County Agriculture,” the first time the Wayne County Historical Society has given the award posthumously. The J. B. Park Farm Museum, located at the Wayne County fairgrounds, was named after Park and is visited by thousands each year during fair week.  Read more

Delaware Company presents two new awards

NARROWSBURG, NY — The board of directors of The Delaware Company recently announced the first recipients of two new recognition awards that will be presented annually by the group in the future. The awards were presented at the Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History during The Delaware Company’s recent architectural/historical bus tour.  Read more

A Midsummer Night’s Soirée, a community event

MILFORD, PA — Celebrating its crystal anniversary, the Black Bear Film Festival will host a party highlighting great film and filmmakers at High Point Golf Club, 342 Lake Shore South, Montague, NJ on August 2 to raise money for the growing film festival. The evening will include guest appearances by VIPs from the independent film industry, food by area restaurants, sushi prepared by the golf club’s master sushi chef, a live six-piece band from New York City, and dancing on the patio.  Read more

JAKES Day in Matamoras

MATAMORAS, PA — The local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold its JAKES Day event at the Matamoras Rod and Gun Club on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. The club is located on Gun Club Drive off of Cummins Hill Road at 120 Gun Club Rd.

JAKES, which stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship, is dedicated to informing, educating and involving youth in wildlife conservation and the wise stewardship of natural resources.  Read more

Train your pooch

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is now accepting students for its Dog Obedience Course starting on July 15. The course will run on Tuesdays, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Dogs must be over four months old with proof of rabies and canine distemper shots. The first session will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include a demonstration so do not bring your dog to the first session. After the first session, participants will be required to purchase a suitable collar and a leash that is appropriate for the individual dog. List dog’s name, breed and age.  Read more

Children can learn to play the pennywhistle

REGION — Don Castellow will teach a pennywhistle workshop for beginners this summer for ages nine to 12 at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) in Narrowsburg, NY and at the Delaware Youth Center (DYC) in Callicoon NY.

The pennywhistle is a member of the flute family and is a fun and easy instrument to learn. No previous experience or musical training is required. During the workshop, students will learn to read music and play tunes on the pennywhistle.  Read more