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October 27, 2016
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Did You Know?

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

Concord remembered

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.

A sense of wonder

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.

Free diabetes seminar

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC), together with the A1C Champions Program of Sanofi U.S., will be providing a free, one-hour educational program on diabetes management and treatment on July 30 at 3 p.m. in the second-floor boardroom at CRMC.  Read more

Upcoming summer cruises

Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club Inc.

July 18, Greentown, PA. John’s Italian Restaurant Car/Truck Show, 5 to 9 p.m. Route 507, Exit 20, I 84. Contact Nick 570/676-9830.

August 2, Honesdale, PA. Crankers Museum of Mechanical Marvels Cruise & Open House, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Route 247 N., 1012 Creamton Dr. Call 570/253-0545.

August 4, Port Jervis, NY. Cruizinport, 5 to 9 p.m. www.cruzinport.com. Rain date August 11.

August 5, Waymart, PA. Ladore Lodge Car Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ladore Lodge/Convention Ctr., 398 South St. Contact Barbara 570/488-6129.  Read more

AC or windows down: secrets to better summer fuel economy

REGION — Summer is peak travel season for most Americans. Those hoping to spend less on fuel and more on fun can find ways to stretch their travel budgets with better vehicle care and use.
One hotly (pun intended) debated topic during summer driving season is whether it is more fuel efficient to use the air conditioner (AC) or roll down the windows and catch the breeze to stay cool.  Read more

Beauty on wheels in Equinunk

EQUINUNK, PA — On June 20, the Equinunk Historical Society held its 16th annual car show. Despite less than ideal weather, over 120 vehicles made their way to the show.

Four Special Recognition Awards were presented. They went to Joe Kooistra from Honesdale, PA for his 1957 Chevy Belair, an old-school “gasser;” Don Karcher from Starlight, PA for his 1933 Dodge coupe; Mike Novatnak from Hawley, PA for his 1962 Chevy Impala convertible, a frame-off restoration with a 409 engine and four-speed; and Joe Griffin from Walton, NY for his 1934 Ford pickup.  Read more

SEEDS hires students for energy assessment

HONESDALE, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) has hired three area students who will be learning about energy efficiency, and helping residents of Wayne and Pike Counties save money on their energy costs. (From left to right, they are Kyle McDermott, Michael “Jake” Burkhardt and Alexandra “Ally” Mosomillo).  Read more

Foster elected to Penn State advisory board

MILFORD, PA — Katrina Foster, founder of KKPR Marketing & Public Relations, has been elected to the Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus Advisory Board of Directors. Foster sits among 35 other elected members for a three-year term to help advance higher education’s role in local areas and develop a better understanding of community needs.  Read more

High tunnel and greenhouse tour

CLARYVILLE, NY— An educational tour of high tunnel and greenhouse agricultural production practices is offered on Monday, August 3, by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC). It will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Neversink Farm at 635 Claryville Rd.  Read more

Free Naloxone overdose training

MONTICELLO, NY — There will be a free Naloxone overdose training at Catholic Charities Recovery Center in the Gerry Conference Center, 396 Broadway, on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. For more information call 845/794-8080, ext. 117.

Unitarian meeting

BEACH LAKE, PA — Christine San Jose will offer a selection of poetry readings from the ancient past through to today at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 19 at the Berlin Township Community Center. A social time and refreshments will follow the program. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

Filmmaking classes for youth

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Icehouse Arts kicks off its 12th season of youth filmmaking classes next week at the Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor, to be followed later by classes in Callicoon, Narrowsburg and Eldred.

Media artist Ron Littke will teach one-week filmmaking workshops for kids. Students will gain experience in scriptwriting, directing, acting for film, camera work and editing as they make an original movie.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

What a day I had! On July 12, my late husband’s 67th birthday, and I planned a memorial birthday party at Angelina’s on the Hill. More than 80 family, friends and co-workers came out to help me celebrate Tommy’s life. Peter Carmeci Sr. of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6427 Tusten, Highland, Lumberland was there to honor Tommy. The “Judge,” Bob Meyer, led us off in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by “God Bless America,” sung by my brother-in-law Jon, with everyone joining in. All the little kids stood in the front near Tommy’s flag, which was (in a case) over his casket holding flags.  Read more

Did You Know?

Pictured here in November of 1945 are, from the left, George Seibert, Dick Behling, Billy Brauser, Henry Petermann, Herb Ropke and Frankie Reith. They had shot a deer and had it on the fender of the car. In that era it was common to use deer meat, venison, to help provide food for the winter.

From the collection of the Tusten Historical Society. 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.

Discuss ‘On the Road’ at Crawford

MONTICELLO, NY — Retired public library director Alan Barrish will lead a discussion of Jack Kerouac’s “‘On the Road’ and all things ‘Beat’” at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Monday, July 20 at 7:15 p.m. One of the main characters in “On the Road” is Sal Paradise, a young innocent, who joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfillment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream.  Read more

Learn to make your own cheese

COCHECTON CENTER, NY — Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Education Center will hold a repeat of its hands-on ricotta cheesemaking course on Saturday, July 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reservations cost $40.

Learn the basics of cheese making, including a chance to milk a goat. Find out how to make cheese in your own kitchen, with local goat or cow milk, or what you buy at the supermarket.

There will be samples of local cheese to taste and suggestions for creative ways to serve the cheese you make. Email sonja@appledponfarm.com.

Reduce your energy carbon footprint and costs

LIBERTY, NY — Homeowners and renters can learn to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills at a Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Wednesday, July 22. This EmPower New York class is being offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County at 6 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

Participants who attend this free event will learn about reducing energy bills by following some low-cost and no-cost energy conservation methods. Each person will receive three compact fluorescent light bulbs at no cost to them.  Read more

Expanding Medicare talk at SLAC meeting

MONTICELLO, NY — The Senior Legislative Action Committee of Sullivan County (SLAC) will hold its July meeting on Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. at the Ted Stroebele Neighborhood Facility, 2 Jefferson St. (across from the Government Center). The featured speaker will be Michael Burgess, past director of the New York State Office for the Aging, who will join in celebrating Medicare’s 50th anniversary, and give an update on current efforts to expand both Medicare and Social Security.

SLAC is affiliated with NY Statewide Senior Action Council. For more information call 845/807-0241 or 985-7901.

Penny social to benefit Tusten ambulance

NARROWSBURG, NY — There will be a penny social and silent art auction on Saturday, July 18 at the Tusten Town Hall. Doors open at 12 noon, and calling begins at 1:30 p.m. The net proceeds will benefit the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service and New York Power Authority (NYPA) Fire Victims Fund.