The Independence Day weekend was filled with festivities. The fireworks lit the sky on Friday night, July 3 and on Saturday, July 4, Mother Nature seemed to know exactly when to stop the rains so the Narrowsburg Fire Department parade could step-off in dry weather. This year there seemed to be a lot more floats in the parade: the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the White Owl, the Honey Bee Festival and even a Christmas-in-July float, just to name a few. Viewers seemed to enjoy these new additions. Perhaps this will inspire some of you for a float next year. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library invites all area teens to the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon to Teen Tech Time, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays starting July 9.
During Teen Tech Time, teens will have the opportunity to examine technology, dissect a computer, design a game, explore a possible career, or just have fun.
To register, or for more information, visit WSPLonline.org or call 845/887-4040.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Long Term Care Council (LTCC) will meet on Wednesday, July 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The LTCCis the advisory board for Sullivan NYCONNECTS, the single Point of Entry for information on long-term services and supports in Sullivan County. The meeting will take place in the Legislative Committee Room (second floor) in the Sullivan County Government Center. Meetings of the LTCC are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. Call 845/807-0257.
WOODRIDGE, NY — The Fallsburg Alumni Association (FAA) will hold its 11th annual reunion and lunch buffet on Saturday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodridge Municipal Hall, 2 Dairyland Rd. The FAA’s mission is to recognize and reward deserving graduating seniors. Receiving scholarships this year are Ashlyn Nardi, Allison Weiner, Ida Dumbaya, Nathaniel Payton and Nyasia Harris. Two other scholarships are awarded: the Sheryl Kalter Memorial Scholarship goes to Carly Leventoff and the Robynne Anderman-Pacheco goes to Kali Seastrand. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Seen here are Crystal Run employees Lynn Haskin, left, Kristan Paladino, Tara Winchell, Marjorie Weidkam, Dr. Samir Sodha and daughter Niva, Eileen Hogan, Bonnie Ferraiolo and Ann Kelly at the 2015 Hudson Valley Walk to Cure Arthritis. Physicians and staff of Crystal Run Healthcare came together to fundraise for the walk, held on May 2 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Eleven employee teams raised a total of $10,359 in donations to benefit the walk. Read more
ELLENVILLE, NY — The American Red Cross and Ellenville Regional Hospital will join together for a community blood drive on Wednesday July 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Ellenville Regional Hospital at 10 Healthy Way in Ellenville. The Red Cross blood drive will take place in a traveling donor center outside of the hospital in the parking lot.
Local blood donors are needed all year round to ensure the blood supply stays strong. Approximately every two seconds a patient in the United States needs blood. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — The Paupack Hills Women’s Golf Association will hold its 20th annual golf tournament to fight breast and prostate cancer on Monday, July 13, at the Paupack Hills Golf Club in Greentown. Last year’s event raised more than $16,000 for the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
The event will begin with a “Tee Off” cocktail party on Sunday, July 12, at Paupack Hills Golf and Country Club, hosted by Jim and Cathy Usher. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Middletown Medical has announced the addition of Dr. John Carey, a highly-regarded fixture on the Orange County family medicine scene since 1980.
For close to 30 years, Dr. Carey operated a successful private practice in Goshen, and also was affiliated during this time with the now-closed Arden Hill Hospital, also in Goshen.
Board certified by the American Board of Family Practice, Dr. Carey is also a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the Medical Society of Orange County. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Crystal Run Healthcare, a provider of value-based care, is expanding to offer health coverage for those who work or live in Orange and Sullivan Counties. The newly launched Crystal Run Health Plans received New York State approval for its commercial Small Group Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and an Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) of health plans. Read more
Advantages of better communication
Open and clear communication between you and your doctor is key to receiving the best quality of health care. It is the responsibility of the doctor or nurse to understand your healthcare concerns and explore symptoms that you may have. It is your responsibility to report in a clear and organized way what worries you and any symptoms you may be experiencing.
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WALTON, NY — The board of directors of Delaware Bancshares Inc., the holding company for National Bank of Delaware County, declared a $0.20 per common share dividend for the semi-annual period ending June 30. The dividend will be payable on July 10, 2015 to shareholders of record on June 30, 2015.
Delaware Bancshares Inc. has assets totaling $375 million with shareholder equity of approximately $21.2 million.
NBDC Bank serves its customers and communities through 12 retail banking centers it operates in Delaware and Sullivan Counties in New York State. Read more
High school equivalency
MONTICELLO — The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan County BOCES held its high school equivalency graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 4, at the St John Street Education Center. The ceremony was filled with cheers, tears and smiles as each graduate stood in front of family, friends and staff members who have supported them through their educational journey. These 21 graduates have overcome many obstacles and roadblocks on their way to reaching this monumental goal. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) is looking for craft vendors, antique dealers and artists/artisans, to participate in Hidden Treasures, Honesdale’s 55th Sidewalk Sales Days. The theme is Honesdale’s Hidden Historical Treasures, and the event, which is sponsored by Wayne Bank, will be held on Honesdale’s Main Street on Friday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For a registration form or additional information, call the GHP at 570/253-5492 or email email@example.com. Deadline for registration is July 6.
SHOHOLA, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invites you to a potluck picnic and short service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 5. Bring a dish to share and a bathing suit, if you would like to swim in the Delaware River. For directions call 570/559-7541.
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL) has just received a gift of 100 new children’s books, ranging from pre-Kindergarten through early readers. These books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City, interested in fostering early reading, a love of books and encouraging parents and children to read together. The books can be found at all three WSPL branches—located in Callicoon, Jeffersonville and Narrowsburg. Call 845/482-4350.
MONTICELLO, NY — Read It Again Book Store, a not-for-profit used book store located in the Literacy Center at 63 North St., will add Sundays during July and August from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to its schedule. The store will also be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be open on both Saturday and Sunday for the Fourth of July weekend. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Empire Resorts, Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Montreign Operating Company LLC, has awarded a mass excavation bid package to Cerrone, Inc., a New York State-certified woman-owned business enterprise. This is the first major contract award and will jump-start work on the project, which is scheduled to open two years after a gaming facility license is granted by the New York State Gaming Commission. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest member Sweet Sweet Wonderland, a family-owned specialty bakery at 305 Broad St. It offers a selection of baked goods from gourmet cupcakes to brownies, cookies, cake pops, cakes, whoopie pies and more sweet treats. Using no preservatives, the bakery has the philosophy that “simple is better.” Special requests and care are welcome regarding any food allergies people may have. The bakery currently offers several gluten-free and dairy-free items daily. Visit sweetsweetwonderland.com or follow it on Facebook.
SCRANTON, PA — Lackawanna College recently signed new articulation agreements with Mansfield University and Widener University, further expanding the already diverse options that Lackawanna students have to transfer their credits after graduation.
“We at Lackawanna are proud of the quality of our students, as well as our curriculum and programs, which make possible the direct articulation to exceptional four-year institutions like Mansfield University and Widener University,” Lackawanna College President Mark Volk said. Read more