HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau donated $150 to the Dessin Animal Shelter. The money was collected by a 50/50 drawing at the spring dinner and donated back to Dessin by the winner, Tim Jaggers. Pictured are Joyce Carson, left, and Karl Eisenhauer, of the farm bureau; Casey Ferranti, Katrina Weisel and Faith Bronson, Dessin staff members, and Daisy Lou, a lovable two-year-old who is available for adoption.
HONESDALE, PA — Dessin Animal Shelter has a continuing program offering neuters and rabies vaccines on the second Thursday of every month for feral and barn cats only. Sponosored by Dr. Emily Bold, DVM. The program costs $35, and includes both the vaccine and the neuter. All cats will be ear tipped.
For more information contact the shelter at 570/253-4037.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will present an afternoon of good food, good friends and good music to benefit the animals at the barn on Sunday, July 26 at 1 p.m. in the Beach Lake Fire Hall on Route 652. Recording artist Nikki Briar will provide music for listening as well as getting your feet tapping and for joining your friends in line dancing. Be the lucky winner of a basket raffle. A lunch buffet will be provided by The Red Schoolhouse Restaurant. Tickets cost $22 in advance and $25 at the door (children six and under are admitted free). Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging has welcomed Lynn Guiser, MS, RD/LD, dietitian, to its staff. Guiser has been revising all of the agency’s menus to include new, creative and healthier meal options for the Wayne County Senior Centers and for those who receive their meals at home. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society’s Plain Speaking Summer Series will feature Hank Loftus, the curator of the Dorflinger Glass Museum in White Mills, presenting “Glass: A Most Remarkable Material,” at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 10 at 810 Main St. Made of sand, alkali and high heat, glass has been used by mankind for over 3,500 years, starting with beautiful luxury items prized by the Egyptian pharaohs. The presentation is free. Visit www.waynehistorypa.org or call 570/253-3240.
DAMASCUS, PA — A vacation Bible school (VBS) themed “G-Force Adventure Park” will be held, beginning on July 13, at the Damascus Manor United Methodist Church, 1720 Cochecton Tpk. (Route 371), next to the Damascus Area School. This free school is Monday through Friday, from 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., with a free picnic dinner for all attendees beginning at 5 p.m. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Barbara Leo will give a presentation titled, “The Future of Birds and Climate Change,” based on recent analysis conducted by the National Audubon Society, at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 12 at the Berlin Township Community Center. This topic is in keeping with the seventh Unitarian Universalist principle, “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
Discussion and refreshments will follow the program. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.
MONTICELLO, NY — County Historian John Conway will give a presentation, “From Brushland to Broadway: The Evolution of Monticello’s Main Street,” on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Conway has been the official Sullivan County Historian since 1993, and has taught a class on Sullivan County History at SUNY-Sullivan since 1998. He is a popular lecturer and presenter and has written several books, dozens of magazine articles and more than 1,000 newspaper columns over the years. Read more
BLOOMINGBURG, NY — Kathy Kreiter, Priscilla Bassett and Isabelle Rawich are honored at the Democratic Women of Sullivan County’s inaugural “Hats Off to the Ladies” Spring Fling fundraiser on June 14, 2015. Bassett is a lifelong devotee to the cause of peace and justice, and is a member of Sullivan County Peace and Justice, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and head of the Senior Legislative Action Committee. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Upper Delaware GLBT (UDGLBT) Center Board of Directors has announced changes to its board effective in June of 2015.
Cary J. Giacalone, who joined the UDGLBT as secretary/treasurer and chair of the planning committee in 2012, has been elected executive director and president. He replaces Patty Tomaszewski, who has been executive director and president since the inception of the UDGLBT in 2009. Read more
ALBANY, NY — Two local students have been named to the University at Albany Dean’s List of Distinguished Students for Spring 2015. They are Lexi Reeves, of Narrowsburg; and Celia Garcia, of Woodbourne.
PORT JERVIS, NY — This year’s hole-in-one prize at the Bon Secours Community Hospital Golf Classic is a brand new Ford Fiesta from Phil’s Ford. The event will be held on Monday, August 10, at the nearby High Point Golf Club, 342 Shore Dr. in Montague, NJ. Along with other valuable prizes, golfers also receive lunch, refreshments served throughout the day, giveaways, awards, prizes and at 5 p.m., a dinner reception with an open bar held at the Erie Trackside Manor. Lunch and registration is at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12 noon. Read more
The Independence Day weekend was filled with festivities. The fireworks lit the sky on Friday night, July 3 and on Saturday, July 4, Mother Nature seemed to know exactly when to stop the rains so the Narrowsburg Fire Department parade could step-off in dry weather. This year there seemed to be a lot more floats in the parade: the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the White Owl, the Honey Bee Festival and even a Christmas-in-July float, just to name a few. Viewers seemed to enjoy these new additions. Perhaps this will inspire some of you for a float next year. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library invites all area teens to the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon to Teen Tech Time, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays starting July 9.
During Teen Tech Time, teens will have the opportunity to examine technology, dissect a computer, design a game, explore a possible career, or just have fun.
To register, or for more information, visit WSPLonline.org or call 845/887-4040.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Long Term Care Council (LTCC) will meet on Wednesday, July 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The LTCCis the advisory board for Sullivan NYCONNECTS, the single Point of Entry for information on long-term services and supports in Sullivan County. The meeting will take place in the Legislative Committee Room (second floor) in the Sullivan County Government Center. Meetings of the LTCC are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. Call 845/807-0257.
WOODRIDGE, NY — The Fallsburg Alumni Association (FAA) will hold its 11th annual reunion and lunch buffet on Saturday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodridge Municipal Hall, 2 Dairyland Rd. The FAA’s mission is to recognize and reward deserving graduating seniors. Receiving scholarships this year are Ashlyn Nardi, Allison Weiner, Ida Dumbaya, Nathaniel Payton and Nyasia Harris. Two other scholarships are awarded: the Sheryl Kalter Memorial Scholarship goes to Carly Leventoff and the Robynne Anderman-Pacheco goes to Kali Seastrand. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Seen here are Crystal Run employees Lynn Haskin, left, Kristan Paladino, Tara Winchell, Marjorie Weidkam, Dr. Samir Sodha and daughter Niva, Eileen Hogan, Bonnie Ferraiolo and Ann Kelly at the 2015 Hudson Valley Walk to Cure Arthritis. Physicians and staff of Crystal Run Healthcare came together to fundraise for the walk, held on May 2 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Eleven employee teams raised a total of $10,359 in donations to benefit the walk. Read more
ELLENVILLE, NY — The American Red Cross and Ellenville Regional Hospital will join together for a community blood drive on Wednesday July 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Ellenville Regional Hospital at 10 Healthy Way in Ellenville. The Red Cross blood drive will take place in a traveling donor center outside of the hospital in the parking lot.
Local blood donors are needed all year round to ensure the blood supply stays strong. Approximately every two seconds a patient in the United States needs blood. Read more