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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

Security guard pre-assignment training course

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES will offer an eight-hour Pre-Assignment Security Guard Training course on July 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Street Education Center. The cost of the course is $80.

This course will satisfy the minimum criteria recommended by the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council and leads to a training certificate required for employment as a security guard.  Read more

SEEDS presents forum on high performance, passive and zero net-energy homes

HONESDALE, PA — The local non-profit group Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support (SEEDS) will host a free presentation on how to design, model and construct high performance, super-insulated, zero net-energy homes on Tuesday, July 15 at the Park Street Complex from 7 to 9 p.m.  Read more

Programs at Port Jervis Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — This July, the Port Jervis Free Library in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County will hold two free sessions in its continuing summer Backyard Series.

“Introduction to Food Preservation, “presented by Master Food Preserver James Thomas, will meet on Thursday, July 10 from 6:30 to -8 p.m. The class will cover food safety, equipment, canning basics, high-acid and low-acid canning, preserving jams and jellies, pickling, freezing foods, as well as drying foods and herbs.  Read more

CCE offers Elder Law Forum for Estate Planning

MONTICELLO, NY — Caregivers, seniors and the public are invited to attend a free Elder Law Forum on Thursday, July 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center. The forum will share the knowledge and expertise of four esteemed attorneys on various aspects of estate planning. Presenting will be Frances Clemente, Esq., Stefanie A. Sovak, Esq., Steven N. Mogel, Esq. and Richard Zirt, Esq.  Read more

Schlegel feted for years of service to Cochecton Preservation Society

COCHECTON, NY — After 15 years of service, Dottie Schlegel has retired as secretary of the Cochecton Preservation Society (CPS). In a recent meeting the following new officers and directors were named: Joe Manaseri, president; Pamela DeMan, vice president; Larry Richardson, treasurer; Peggy Richardson, secretary; and Obbie Fuller, Robert DeMan and George Blaso as directors for two-year terms. Following the evening’s program, “The One and Only Blackout in Cochecton and Sullivan County,” presented by Art Hassis, CPS members joined in celebrating Schlegel’s many years as secretary.  Read more

Green Lodging Partnership welcomes two new partners

HAWLEY, PA AND BETHEL, NY —The Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s (DHC) Green Lodging Partnership has welcomed two new partners: Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, NY and the Roebling Inn on the Delaware in Lackawaxen, PA, bringing to the number to 12 local lodgings that have asked their guests to join them in the long-term protection of our quality of life. Guests pay a $2 donation with each lodging reservation, which is contributed directly to the DHC to support its conservation mission to protect the natural assets that bring tourists to the Upper Delaware River region.  Read more

Mixer to connect business community of Sullivan County

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development has joined forces with the Sullivan County Visitors Association, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, and the Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency to jointly host a networking mixer designed to unite Sullivan County’s business community. The Sullivan United Mixer will be held on Tuesday, July 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Monticello Motor Club, 37 Cantrell Rd.  Read more

The Settlers Inn, Ledges Hotel offer special deal for teachers

HAWLEY, PA — From now through August 26, The Settlers Inn and Ledges Hotel are thanking teachers for their hard work and dedication by offering a special discount on Mondays and Tuesdays as part of BedandBreakfast.com’s® “Travel for Teachers” program. Both lodging facilities invite teachers to take advantage of a special deal that includes a one- or two-night stay in a standard contemporary room, two coffee mugs with a $15 voucher for Cocoon Coffee House, and a full country breakfast.  Read more