JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL) has just received a gift of 100 new children’s books, ranging from pre-Kindergarten through early readers. These books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City, interested in fostering early reading, a love of books and encouraging parents and children to read together. The books can be found at all three WSPL branches—located in Callicoon, Jeffersonville and Narrowsburg. Call 845/482-4350.
MONTICELLO, NY — Read It Again Book Store, a not-for-profit used book store located in the Literacy Center at 63 North St., will add Sundays during July and August from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to its schedule. The store will also be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be open on both Saturday and Sunday for the Fourth of July weekend. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Empire Resorts, Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Montreign Operating Company LLC, has awarded a mass excavation bid package to Cerrone, Inc., a New York State-certified woman-owned business enterprise. This is the first major contract award and will jump-start work on the project, which is scheduled to open two years after a gaming facility license is granted by the New York State Gaming Commission. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest member Sweet Sweet Wonderland, a family-owned specialty bakery at 305 Broad St. It offers a selection of baked goods from gourmet cupcakes to brownies, cookies, cake pops, cakes, whoopie pies and more sweet treats. Using no preservatives, the bakery has the philosophy that “simple is better.” Special requests and care are welcome regarding any food allergies people may have. The bakery currently offers several gluten-free and dairy-free items daily. Visit sweetsweetwonderland.com or follow it on Facebook.
SCRANTON, PA — Lackawanna College recently signed new articulation agreements with Mansfield University and Widener University, further expanding the already diverse options that Lackawanna students have to transfer their credits after graduation.
“We at Lackawanna are proud of the quality of our students, as well as our curriculum and programs, which make possible the direct articulation to exceptional four-year institutions like Mansfield University and Widener University,” Lackawanna College President Mark Volk said. Read more
HARRIS, NY — The Catskill Regional Medical Center Foundation has announced its 37th annual Golf Classic. Local golfers and sponsors are invited to tee up in support of the hospital’s mission of providing exceptional healthcare to the community.
The tournament will be held at the Villa Roma Resort’s award-winning golf course in Callicoon on Wednesday, July 15. Breakfast starts at 9:30 a.m. Golfers tee off at 11 a.m. Cocktail hour begins at 4 p.m. and is followed by a buffet dinner and awards. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Regional educators are invited to spend the morning at Grey Towers National Historic Site to discover the opportunities this national treasure has to offer on Wednesday, August 12 for a tour, presentation and moderate hike from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The free session is open to all educator grade levels and subjects. Continuing education credits may be available through individual school districts. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — The Patriot Connectors will meet on July 9 at the Wallenpaupack High School Library with its second presentation on the issue of constitutional conventions. Steve Davies will travel from Pittsburgh to present “State Constitutional Convention,” and will discuss another approach to getting the national government back on track for less government, better fiscal responsibility, sounder economy, a balanced budget, term limits and steps that could include changes and/or additional amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Read more
I would like to congratulate all the 2015 graduates; it really stinks what crappy weather you had. Best of luck to all of you in your future in going to college and starting a new beginning. Just remember to live, love and laugh. Enjoy life and have fun.
Friday night I went to my 41st reunion from grammar school—yes, I did eight years with the nuns. Yes, they were able to hit you with the wooden ruler, with the metal part; my knuckles were bloody some days. (Had to hide them from my parents.) Being hit with the ruler for talking in class did not shut me up—I had too much to say. Read more
Standing here were the first teachers and principal for the brand-new Narrowsburg Central School. The school opened its doors to students in 1929. From the left are Mr. Paul, Miss Gain, Miss Voght, Mrs. Alexander, Miss Lennon and Mr. Bradley, the principal. The landscaping had not yet been started.
From the Tusten Historical Society collection. The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HONESDALE, PA — The NACL Theatre starting Tuesday, July 7 at 6 p.m., will offer free weekly workshops at The Cooperage to teach the role of solar munchkins for the theatre’s production of “The Weather Project” to children ages six to 12. Stilt-walking workshops will be available for teens and adults. Workshops will take place Tuesday, July 7; Monday, July 13; and Tuesday, July 21 at 6 p.m. at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Those who attend workshops will be integrated into the performance of The Weather Project set to take place in Honesdale’s Central Park at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Read more
REGION — Sambucus canadensis, or American elder, is a shrub that is conspicuous in our area at this time of year due to its abundant white flowers, which grow in broad-headed panicles that cover the plant. You’ve probably passed dozens of them recently on local roadsides. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the village and town of Liberty, will host its 21st annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4.
The chamber invites retail, food and craft vendors and community organizations to participate in the annual street fair and parade. The street fair runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the parade kicking off at 12:05 p.m. across from the Elks Lodge on Oberferst Street. North Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to accommodate the festivities. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Wells Fargo Bank, NA showed its support for music, Milford and local businesses, when Milford Branch Manager Joseph R. Bunk and brokerage associate Kris Jarmann presented a $2,000 check to Milford Music Festival organizer Adriane Wendell. Also on hand for the presentation were Laura Badea from the music festival and Charlie Reynolds representing the Music in the Park committee. Shown are Reynolds, left, Bunk, Wendell, Jarmann and Badea. The festival will take place on June 26, 27 and 28.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Sarah Lander M.D. recently began her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester after receiving a degree in medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Lander graduated on May 17 with special recognition, being presented with the Simeone Scholarship awarded “to students pursuing surgery who demonstrate academic excellence and exhibit compassion.” She graduated as valedictorian from both Sullivan West High School in 2008 and Fairfield University in 2011. She is the daughter of Richard and Lisa Lander of Narrowsburg. Read more
WHITE LAKE, NY — A craft and flea market will be held on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Hall, 6 Mattison Rd. (across from Bethel Medical on Route 17B). Spaces are available for vendors and individuals wishing to rent space inside and outside Faith Hall. This event is rain or shine. Hamburgers, hot dogs and other treats are available from the food concession. For other details and to download the rental form, visit www.whitelakechurch.com. You may also call 845/583-7082 or 914/799-5425. The registration deadline is July 15. Read more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Dr. Karin Hilgersom, president of SUNY Sullivan, will host a town hall meeting regarding SUNY Sullivan’s plan to construct a new building to house its Healthy World Institute (HWI). Her presentation begins at 6 p.m. on June 30 at the Parks & Recreaction building, 119 North Main St. to be followed by a question-and-answer period.
The mission of the Healthy World Institute is to improve people’s health, the health of our food and watershed, the health of the land, and the health of the local and regional economy. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Construction is complete on state-of-the-art foam insulation and new metal roofing at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, which houses dozens of educational programs for farmers, families and young people. As a result of ongoing capital campaign efforts underway since 2013, supporters have made it possible through monetary donations and in-kind services to begin making long-term, sustainable infrastructure improvements. Read more