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Do you remember how, as a child, waiting 20 minutes seemed like waiting an eternity? Well that is what it felt like waiting for the fireworks to begin on July 4th. The sun was set, we were ready. The weather, which hadn’t been promising during the day, began to clear in the late afternoon and got better and better as the evening progressed. Then all of a sudden—boom! boom! boom! —the sounds announcing the commencement of the fabulous show were heard.  Read more

Did You Know?

These uniformed flag bearers are pictured just after rounding the corner at the Century Hotel. Local men, they were part of the 1953 Centennial Parade in Narrowsburg, NY. The Centennial celebration was a week-long event, including a Centennial Queen, a theatrical production about the founding of Tusten Township, prizes for the best costumes, the most outstanding beards, the best floats, etc. Can any of you good readers identify these men?  Read more

Screening of documentary “Miss Representation”

DAMASCUS, PA — There will be a screening of “Miss Representation,” an award-winning documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, produced by Roco Films, which takes a close look at the misrepresentation of girls and women by the media. This free community event will be hosted by Damascus Manor United Methodist Church and presented by Melissa Rutledge on Friday, July 25 at 6 p.m.  Read more

Turtle Trot to benefit families with illness

KENOZA LAKE, NY — In memory of Doug Ackermann and Brenna Darling, two local people who lost their lives to cancer way too young, April Ackermann and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan will host the Turtle Trot 10k walk or run starting at the Kenoza Lake firehouse on July 12 at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 on the day of the race.

All money raised will go to a family in Sullivan County impacted by a catastrophic illness. Donations are tax deductible. Contact April Ackermann at 845/701-905 with any questions.

Joel Hill Saw Mill begins new season

LOOKOUT, PA — The old Civil War era Joel Hill Saw Mill will rumble to life again on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for another season of tours and sawing demonstrations. The event is free, the labor provided by a dedicated group of volunteers who run the old mill.  Read more

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 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

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