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October 22, 2014
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Museum sold out

BETHEL, NY — Due to overwhelming demand, tickets for The Museum at Bethel Woods are sold out for Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25. Bethel Woods will be hosting Mysteryland USA, a multi-day music festival, therefore the Woodstock festival field and monument will be closed to the public.

BOCES to unveil wind turbine

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan BOCES will unveil its first wind turbine on May 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Rubin Pollack Education Center on Ferndale-Loomis Road.  Read more

Sullivan County celebrates its senior volunteers

CALLICOON, NY — The 41st annual Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Recognition Day luncheon on May 12 at the Villa Roma Resort saw a crowd of more than 200 people gather to honor the senior VIPs for their contributions to their communities.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

It was a busy, busy, busy weekend that started Friday night at the Callicoon Brewery with a surprise birthday party for my co-worker Jonathan Fox. My mother’s mother’s maiden name was Fox (wonder if we’re related). Yes, my husband and I drove from Cochecton Center to Callicoon in a monsoon; at one point we went through a puddle, and it was like driving through a wave. Thank God the rain stopped for the car ride home.  Read more

Did You Know?

Maureen Maas Mohrmann sent us this picture with this note: “This picture was of Lake Huntington. Every once in a while my dad, Harold Maas, would make a bonfire on the lake, usually at night. People around the lake would see the fire, put on their skates and come over with marshmallows, hotdogs, etc. and we’d have a party. Lots of fun!” Thanks Maureen for reminders of some good old days!

Western Sullivan Public Library announces Do-It-Yourself computer series

CALLICOON, NY — A series of do-it-yourself (DIY) computer workshops will be offered at the Western Sullivan Public Library from May 31 through July 2. The workshops will cover topics like computer repair, maintenance, security, virus protection, upgrades, what to do about XP and networking.
For more information or to register, visit the library on Facebook, Twitter, WSPLonline.org, or call 845/887-4040 Callicoon, 845/482-4350 Jeffersonville, or 845/252-3360 Narrowsburg.

Wildlife habitat enhancement workshop series

BERLIN TOWNSHIP, PA — The Wayne Conservation District will hold the first program in a series of workshops focusing on wildlife habitat enhancement on Saturday, May 31 at the Wayne County Farm from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free lunch will be provided. Wildlife food plots can provide opportunities to view wildlife or develop a healthier wildlife population if done properly. The first workshop will focus on the proper operation of the no-till rental equipment provided by the Wayne Conservation District. This workshop is free.  Read more

CATS media campaign drives increased interest in Catskills tourism

KINGSTON, NY — Following a year-long media campaign highlighting Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster counties as a tourist destination, the regionwide Catskill Association for Tourism Services (CATS) has announced dramatic increases to the organization’s overall web activity.  Read more

Dine and then ride in comfort to Bethel Woods

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — CD Trips will launch a new service for patrons of Bethel Woods Pavilion Concerts in partnership with four Sullivan County restaurants. The Park Dine & Ride (PD&R) package is available to concert goers who dine at Crust Italian Eatery in Rock Hill, Dutch’s Tavern in Rock Hill, Cracolici’s on the Green in Liberty or White Sulphur Spring Inn in White Sulphur Springs.  Read more

New nursery and greenhouse in Equinunk

EQUINUNK, PA — Chapel Mountain Nursery is flourishing in Equinunk. Located next to Braman Methodist Church on Braman Road, the greenhouse and soon to be antique shop are owned by Peter Grunn and his partner Paul Wetzel. They sell plants that can thrive in the area, from hanging baskets, herbs and vegetable plants and many varieties of perennials, trees and shrubs.  Read more

SUNY Sullivan to hold 50th commencement

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Sullivan County Community College (SUNY Sullivan) will hold its 50th annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m. in the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse. Approximately 248 students are expected to graduate. The class speakers will be Rachelle Walker and April White.  Read more

Artists choose their bears

SANDYSTON, NJ — The annual Black Bear Film Festival (BBFF) in Milford, PA wouldn’t be complete without gloriously painted and decorated bear sculptures created by local and regional artists. Last Saturday at artist Ricky Boscarino’s Sandyston home, 11 artists picked up their plain black bears, which they will turn into original works of art this summer. In August, the finished bears will go on display at local businesses, and during the film festival (October 17 through 19), they will be sold in a silent-auction fundraiser.  Read more

Grey Towers May programs; Tours, garden walk, Audubon lecture

MILFORD, PA — The gardens at Grey Towers National Historic Site are awakening from their winter slumber, drawing visitors to the historic mansion for a number of public programs offered in May. The estate entrance is at 122 Old Owego Tpk.  Read more

Trout Unlimited teaches fly casting at West Point

WEST POINT, NY — Trout Unlimited volunteers give thousands of hours every year in a wide variety of efforts to promote our cold water fisheries. Here, Val Reinhardt of the Upper Delaware Chapter of Trout Unlimited instructs a cadet at West Point Camporee (www.usma.edu/scoutmasters/sitepages/camporee.aspx). More than 7,000 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were guests at West Point on the weekend of May 3, and more than 200 of them experienced fly casting for the first time.

Firearms store opens in Bethel

BETHEL, NY — American Sportsman Firearms, LLC officially opened on May 3 with several Sullivan County and Bethel dignitaries present. The retail store is located at 141 Fairweather Rd. in Swan Lake and is owned by Patrick Rotondo. The store has everything for the outdoor sportsman and avid shooter, specializing in handguns, long guns, all kinds of ammo and hunting supplies, target supplies, holsters, scopes, knives and bow supplies. You can buy, sell and trade. Always call before coming, 845/798-0365.

Brain health and nutrition class to offer tips on healthy aging

LIBERTY, NY — A free educational program to address how diet impacts brain health will be offered on Tuesday, May 27. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center will hold a “Brain Health & Nutrition” class to offer tips on healthy aging with a demonstration and sampling of healthy food included. This event will occur from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the new Entrepreneurial and Teaching Kitchen of the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Crime prevention seminar in Port Jervis

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Police Department (PJPD) and Port Jervis Citywide Neighborhood Watch will host a crime prevention seminar titled “Keeping Our Community Safe” on Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Drew United Methodist Church. This will be just one of three seminars organized by the PJPD Neighborhood Watch for the community.  Read more

CCE offers workshops to Save Energy, Save Dollars

LIBERTY, NY — Homeowners and renters can learn to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills at a free Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Tuesday, May 20. This EmPower New York class is being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County at 5:30 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Learn to plant for pollinators: Free workshop

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Sullivan Renaissance, and a Sullivan County Master Gardener for a free workshop on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the conservancy’s New York office at 120 Segar and Rosenberg Road. Learn how to convert lawn to meadow and to create pollinator gardens using native plants favored by butterflies and bees.  Read more

Living Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging will present a free six-week program at the Honesdale Senior Center on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from May 23 to June 27.  Read more