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Chamber seeks comedy event sponsors

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for its third annual Pike Chamber’s Comedy Night. The event will be held at the Milford Theatre on Friday, November 13, and will feature Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, formerly from “The Howard Stern Show,” and “Come Try to Stump the Joke Man;” and Tommy Gooch, who has performed at famous locations such as the Borgata Comedy Club, Mohegan Sun, Staten Island Comedy Show, Broadway Comedy Club and the New York Comedy Club.  Read more


BEACH LAKE, PA — Ginny Nordstrom will introduce a series of programs on the theme of pilgrimage at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, November 1 at the Berlin Township Community Center. She will talk about what makes a journey sacred and illustrate the classic qualities of pilgrimage through three first-person stories of contemporary pilgrims. For directions visit

Legislative updates at SLAC

MONTICELLO, NY — The Senior Legislative Action Committee of Sullivan County (SLAC) will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, October 30, at 10 a.m. at the legislative hearing room of the government center. Speaker Maria Alvarez, director of the statewide New York Senior Action Council, will update participants on New York State legislative activities and budget issues that affect seniors and baby boomers, the fastest-growing constituency age group in the state. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend. Call 845/807-0241 or 985-7901.

ETS® testing now available in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — The Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance (WPWA) is now an ETS® testing facility, offering The Praxis Series® of tests for individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the teaching certification process. This is a requirement of many states and professional licensing organizations. To schedule a test visit

WPWA is located at 92 Main Ave., behind the Sunoco. For more information, visit or call 570/390-7613.

Story times for children at Crawford

MONTICELLO, NY — Swing by the new library and enjoy a story time. The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library has weekly story times for toddlers and preschoolers at its new location, 479 Broadway. Fall story times will start Monday, November 9.  Read more

Travel guide deadline approaches

FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association is asking all tourism businesses to submit their completed business profiles to ensure inclusion in 2016 Sullivan County Catskills printed materials and on its website no later than October 30. This free listing will be included in the 2016 Sullivan County Catskills Travel Guide, distributed throughout the nation and internationally via print and a downloadable version accessible from the website.  Read more

Wayne Bank kicks off food drive

MILFORD, PA — Wayne Bank’s Pike County offices in Milford, Lords Valley and Shohola will observe a Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, October 30, to kick off their annual food drive.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Ghosts, goblins, princesses and more were seen on Main Street as the children from the Tusten Youth Commission marched in the annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 24. The group seemed larger than in previous years and caused all heads to turn in their direction. One couldn’t help but smile at this group of happy children and possibly recall the years of one’s own youth.  Read more

Looking Back

Irving Cliff was named during an 1841 visit to Honesdale by Philip Hone, first president of the D&H Canal Company, and his friends, Henry Brevoort and author Washington Irving. They stopped at a spring in what is now Glen Dyberry Cemetery, where they exchanged toasts. Hone’s toast was: “Irving’s Cliff—the dignified and sleepless guardian of Honesdale, made famous by the weary footsteps of one who has charmed the world by his writings.” Construction on a grand hotel atop the cliff, projected to cost $300,000, was begun in 1884.  Read more

Settlers and Ledges offer free rooms for vets

HAWLEY, PA — The Settlers Inn and Ledges Hotel will celebrate Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11 by participating in B&Bs for Vets by opening their doors to veterans free of charge as a way to say thank you for their courageous service to our country. The celebration includes a fireside chat and wine and cheese tasting at The Settlers Inn.

“We’re proud to honor our veterans in this way for the fourth year in a row,” says proprietor Jeanne Genzlinger. “It has become a tradition.”  Read more

Renter-to-homeowner forum in Liberty

LIBERTY, NY — The town and village of Liberty will co-sponsor a forum designed to provide information of a federal program that will assist renters to be able to purchase a home in Liberty on Wednesday, October 28. When a similar forum was held one year ago, over 40 interested renters attended.  Read more

‘Completeness of being’

BEACH LAKE, PA — Pat Sanders will present a sermon by Elizabeth Peters titled “The Completeness of Being,” which contemplates the roles of commitment and change in our lives, at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 25 at the Berlin Township Community Center. It will be followed by discussion, refreshments and a social time. For directions visit

Lake Huntington News

When I go away for the weekend, I always have a great time. This weekend I stayed home and had a good time. Thursday night I went to Peppino’s Restaurant with friends for dinner. Saturday I went and hung out with my friend Olga, who is housebound. I did not want to go just sit in the house, so on my way home I stopped at Tony’s on The Lake and watched the Mets game; very glad they won. Sunday I met friends at Heinle’s for breakfast; had good food, good laughs. Out and about were Jo and Jack Kelly, Helene Indelicate and her friend Joy, and Earl Burch.  Read more

Looking Back

In 1858, the only public cemetery in the Honesdale area was what is often called the “Old Methodist” cemetery because it was located above the site of the first Methodist church. Actually, the site belonged then and now to the borough. The inhabitants of the town felt that a more attractive cemetery should be provided for the community and in 1859 organized the Honesdale Cemetery Company. The site’s natural beauty was in keeping with the ideas of the day.  Read more

Tusten Historical holds meeting

NARROWSBURG, NY — The public is invited to attend the annual local history gathering of Tusten Historical Society at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 25 at the Tusten Town Hall on Bridge Street. Ingrid Peters of the National Park Service will speak on the life of Zane Grey, prolific novelist, and the Zane Grey Museum located in his former home at Lackawaxen, PA. In 1989 the Park Service purchased the museum, which is included in the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River designation because of Zane Grey’s association with the Delaware River and its effect upon the budding writer.  Read more

Historic Preservation Awards

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society will honor four inspirational projects with Historic Preservation Awards at a reception in the main museum at 810 Main St. from 5 until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. A short presentation on each of the award-winning projects will be given and the awards will be presented. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.  Read more

Give our vets a break

HAWLEY, PA — Wasylyk Karate Schools of Honesdale, Hawley and Newfoundland have put their “fists” together to organize a board-break-a-thon fund drive to benefit local veterans on October 24 at the Wallenpaupack Area High School, starting at 10 a.m. Funds are being raised to support local veterans by getting sponsors to donate $5 for each of their board breaks or $20 dollars for a Gold board break.

Admission is by donation, and 100% of your donations go to local veterans programs.

Corporate sponsorship levels are $100 for bronze, $250 for silver, $500 for gold and $1,000 for platinum.  Read more

Christmas Bureau schedule

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau has scheduled sign-up dates for its seasonal program, which assists low-income county families by purchasing gifts for their children for Christmas. They are Wednesday, October 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Thursday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room.  Read more

School holds clothing drive

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Sullivan West Student Council is sponsoring a clothing drive fundraiser at the high school in Lake Huntington until November 4. A dumpster donated by Thompson’s Sanitation is next to the visitors’ parking circle in the front of the building for your convenience in dropping off bags. Acceptable items include clothing, sheets, comforters, quilts, blankets, shoes, pocketbooks, backpacks, belts, hats, gloves, scarves, ties, baby toys and accessories, hard toys and bikes. For more information, call 845/932-8401, ext. 1101.

High tunnel pest management

LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to take advantage of a free educational session on Pest Management for High Tunnels on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m in. the high tunnel and greenhouse structures at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more