LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Members of the Livingston Manor Rotary Club gathered recently for a pig roast dinner and awards ceremony in celebration of deserving youth. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards students, seen here, are Jake Budd, standing left, Chris DeBartolo, Nicholas Estabrook and Dylan Smith. Sitting are Dakota Rogers, left, Jeremy Johanamen and Kailee Gorr. The Rotary also awarded one college scholarship to Jacob Hathaway, a graduating senior from Livingston Manor Central School.
MILFORD, PA — Ruth Randone portrays Mary Todd Lincoln in period costume, much to the delight of the residents from Twin Cedars Senior Living and their guests. The performance was presented on July 3 by the Pike County Historical Society. The play looks in on Mary Todd in the latter years of her life. It was followed by a social at which guests were served a slice of delicious almond cake, Mary Todd’s favorite recipe.
MILFORD, PA — The Laurel Villa Country Inn & Restaurant, a Milford tradition since 1876, has returned under its previous ownership. Three years ago innkeeper Janice Halsted and Chef Carl Muhlhauser turned the Laurel Villa over to new owner Ken Pisciotta, who re-named it the River Rock Inn, but it closed last winter. Read more
FOSTERDALE, NY — The Chicken Coop in Fosterdale opened its doors again this year under new ownership. Betty and Dan Snedeker, along with business partners and long-time friends Larry and Carmela Oliveri, greeted the community with the fried chicken everyone was waiting for, along with half-pound handmade burgers, fresh potato fries and homemade salads, topped off with soft-serve or hard-serve ice cream.
Monticello teacher a 50-year honoree
UNIONDALE, NY — Lucille Horton, a retired mathematics teacher in the Monticello Central School District, was recently honored for her 50 years as an active member in the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Pi State, Tau Chapter at the recent Pi State Convention held in Uniondale. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — An educational workshop on Canning Pie Filling at home safely is offered on Saturday, August 1. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will hold this hands-on class from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the new shared-use, Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Thanks to a $500,000 gift from New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, seen at the right rear in the photo, Ten Mile River Scout Reservation will be able to provide new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related merit badges and program activities to Scouts in many contemporary subjects, including environmental awareness and sustainability. The donation will go toward funding the construction of the Billy and Keith Johnson Scout Program Center. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Western Sullivan Public Library has just released its Community Assessment Survey. We kindly ask members of our community to fill out this brief survey so that the library can better assist you. All surveys must be completed by September 30.
Everyone who completes this survey can choose to be entered for a prize. You can take the survey at your local branch or virtually by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YVW25HK.
CALLICOON, NY — There will be a bake sale and raffle on Saturday, July 25 at the Callicoon Country Fair to benefit Liana Immel and her family. On April 1, four-month-old Liana aspirated, causing her to go into cardiac arrest and leading to brain injury. She was placed on a feeding tube and suffered some vision loss. During treatment she was placed in a rehab facility to work on improving brain function, but after developing a high fever, Liana was admitted back into the hospital and surgery was done to remove fluid in her brain. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The annual Jeffersonville Firehouse Book Sale will be held Thursday through Saturday, August 13, 14 and 15, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A special members-only pre-sale for Friends of the Western Public Library (FOL) will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12. If you’re not already a member of the FOL, new “Friends” will be welcome to join at that time.
Thousands of used and new books will be available for rock-bottom prices. All proceeds go right back into supporting our three library branches in Jeffersonville, Callicoon, and Narrowsburg.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library aims to have a library logo in place for its move to the new library in the fall. Working with Monticello Central School District high school art teacher Brenda Sywalski and the students in her graphic design class, the field was narrowed down to three logos created by students Brandi Moore, McKaela Bunce and Jonathan Fox. To see the logos and to vote, visit the library’s home page ebcrawfordlibrary.org and click the logo link or come into the library to see the logos on display and vote in person. The deadline is July 31.
HONESDALE, PA — Mick’s Barber Shop recently disbursed a check for $4,200 to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI) for its Buzz-Off Cancer 2015 event. For the event, participants agreed to have their hair sheared off at Mick’s, and gathered donations from friends and associates for doing so. Seen here are Bridget Gilligan of Mick’s Barber Shop, left; Liza Walton of Mick’s Barber Shop; Tiffany Kominski, “buzzee” who had the highest single donation, at $378. Read more
TOWN OF COCHECTON, NY — Legislator Scott Samuelson congratulated the nominated candidates at the Cochecton Democrats’ Caucus held July 10. Candidates for the November 3 election are incumbent Larry Richardson for town council; Joan Glase for town council and incumbent Eileen Hennessy for tax collector.
ALFRED, NY — Richard D. Lander, a resident of Narrowsburg, NY, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at Alfred University. He is a junior in the Inamori School of Engineering. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for dean’s list.
A graduate of Sullivan West High School, Lander is the son of Richard and Lisa Lander of Narrowsburg, NY.
What a weekend; I was up in Oneonta at my oldest friend's father's wedding. Katie and I have been friends since we were five years old. She moved on to my block and was riding her bicycle in front of my house. I went up to her and asked her to be my friend; 50 years later we are the best of friends, more like sisters. The groom was 75 and the bride 70 and the priest told them you were both lucky enough to have long loving marriages, both widowed and you found love again; you are blessed. Read more
One can’t help but notice how beautiful the flowers look all along Main Street. It is such a pleasure to walk into the post office, sit on the deck or stroll down the street and come to the Mews. Don’t forget to round the corner at Gerard’s River Grill or walk across the street to Tusten Veterans Park. This beauty has all been made possible as a result of donations from the merchants and the dedicated work and funding of the Narrowsburg Beautification Group (NBG). Read more
The back of this postcard reads: “Members of the staff wear authentic garments of the pioneer period at Fort Delaware. The flintlock firearms carried by the men date from the Revolutionary period. These people show you how early settlers lived 200 years ago. The staff, from the left: Tommy Barnes, Sue Flora, Jerry Jones, Jim Burbank, founder and builder of the Fort, and Blanch Jones.” Read more
HURLEYVILLE, NY — As once presented at The Concord, Steve Alden, noted hypnotherapist, will give a presentation titled “Stress and Pain Control Through the Use of Hypnosis” on Wednesday, July 29 at 2 p.m. Part of the Sullivan County Museum’s “The Concord Remembered” exhibit. Visit www.scnyhistory.org or call 845/434-8044.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Jim Sanders will present readings and reflections on what it means to have a sense of wonder, how to cultivate and nurture it in our adulthood, and how it relates to spirituality at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, July 26 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. A social time and refreshments will follow the program. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.