As I am writing this column I am sweating and I have the fan on, but it's not helping one bit. What happened to spring? It feels like summer already. I guess in July we will have the weather in the 50’s. A belated Happy Mothers' Day to all; I spent my day with my sister and one of my brothers and his family. Please keep Elisabeth Bringle in your thoughts and prayers on the passing of her mother Renata Radzikowski. It is so hard to have a nice time on Mothers' Day when your mom is in heaven, keep your mom's memories alive. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — There will be a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats sponsored by the Jeffersonville Lion’s Club on Tuesday, May 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Firehouse. The cost is $6 per pet. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier. In order to receive a three-year rabies vaccination you must have official written proof of previous vaccination. Call 845/482-3330. Read more
Pets in general can be quite mischievous and inquisitive. Dogs are a very good example of this. Because they find insects interesting, they frequently stick their noses in bushes and flowerbeds to investigate. The result is that they are often stung on their nose or face. The stings of bees, wasps and hornets as well as bites from ants and spiders can cause great trouble for your dog. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Members of the Family Council of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center presented the gift of a new stove to be used in the facility’s renovated Short-Term Rehabilitation unit.
Seen here are Robert Konvalin, left, Family Council vice president; Shennoy Wellington, Adult Care Center administrator; Judy Spafford, director of rehabilitation; Heather Saylor, registered occupational therapist; Joe Heilman, Family Council co-president; and Joseph Prisciandaro, Family Council member.
It is estimated that there are as many as 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events that occur in the U.S. annually with 530,000 of these events occurring in the Medicare-age group alone. The Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die from medical error each year. Of these preventable deaths, one-third are from medication errors. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging’s PrimeTime Health program will host a workshop to reduce falls on Wednesday, May 20 at the Hawley Senior Center. There will be a morning session starting at 10 a.m., a lunch break from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and an afternoon session from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Read more
SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Fallsburg High School seniors Nyasia Harris and Karryn Smith received Al Rasnick “Do the Right Thing” Awards from Judge Bart Rasnick on February 26, 2015. Members of the school community nominated these students as deserving recognition for performing positive actions in school, in the home and in the Fallsburg community. They represent good citizenship and good values that we all want to encourage. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — On Sunday, May 3, Honesdale High School freshman Mackenzie Porter, suffered a fracture in her back and a head trauma from doing what she loves, riding a horse. She is currently in ICU at Albany Medical Center with her family by her side. In the beginning of the school year her brother, Taylor, underwent multiple surgeries from a life-changing wrestling arm injury. Read more
SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — The polls will be open for a vote on the 2015-2016 Fallsburg Central School District budget on May 19, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the high school library. During the past week residents received a copy of the school district budget, with details for their review, as part of a district-wide mailing with the April/May Fallsburg Comet Newsletter. Details of the proposed budget can be found on the school website, www.fallsburgcsd.net. Read more
STARLIGHT, PA — A house and property located two miles from state game land #299 in Scott Township, Wayne County and one mile from Balls Eddy public access on the Upper Delaware River will be auctioned off on Sunday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m. as part of a benefit for the Wayne Library Alliance (WLA). The contents of the house—antiques, art, furniture household and kitchen items and other great finds—will also be auctioned on that date, starting at 12 noon. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeffersonville Enhances More of Sullivan, Inc. (JEMS) meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church. The next meeting is on Thursday, May 21. JEMS inspires community pride and supports volunteerism among many of the area youth organizations. Call 845/482-5354.
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Public Library will raffle off one Trek Marlin 6 Bike, provided by Action Bikes and Outdoor to raise funds. Tickets are available for a tax-deductible donation of $25. There are only 215 tickets being sold to give you a better chance at winning. The winner will be selected when all 215 tickets are sold.The winner also has the option of taking the Trek Marlin 6 or an equivalent bike model from Action Bikes and Outdoor. Store credit may also be issued toward a bike of a greater value if the winner prefers. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Cocoon Coffee House and Catering Company recently welcomed Julia Kent as executive pastry chef. The expansion will allow Cocoon to carry on the legacy of daily fresh-baked breads begun decades ago at its sister property, The Settlers Inn. Kent will create custom-made cakes for special occasions and provide freshly baked bread daily to Cocoon Coffee House and Mill Market at the Hawley Silk Mill.
Kent studied at Manhattan’s French Culinary Institute, now known as the International Culinary Center. She was most recently executive pastry chef at Milford’s Hotel Fauchère. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — David Madeira will be the guest speaker for the Patriot Connectors on May 14 at the Wallenpaupack High School Library. The school is located two miles east of Hawley. Social hour begins at 6:30, with the meeting starting at 7 p.m.
Madeira is host of “The Talker,” which airs from 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays on 94.3 FM Bold Gold Radio Network. He calls himself a recovering politician and says this is his therapy. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Colleen Martin, left, owner of Infinity Salon Maple Avenue in Seelyville, 570/253-1166, donated a check for $150 to the Wayne County Public Library recently. Martin opened her salon about eight months ago and wanted to do some community outreach. So she and her team decided to do a raffle for a full body massage at the salon and donate the proceeds to the Wayne County Public Library. The happy winner was Karyn Kazinski. “We hope to do several of these events throughout the year and donate the proceeds to different non-profits”, said Martin. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from EPR Concord II, L.P. for the site of the proposed Adelaar development (site ID #C353014), located in the Town of Thompson at Concord Road, Kiamesha Lake.
Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than May 29. The application can be reviewed at Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 393 Broadway. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The Caring for Caregivers Committee, created by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) and Catskill Regional Medical Center, invites Sullivan County residents to help formally recognize caregivers by sending brief letters describing how a caregiver they know is exceptional. Family caregivers will be recognized at a future special ceremony and will be invited to a ‘Blessing of the Hands’ on May 12 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. Read more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Sullivan West Student Council is sponsoring a clothing fundraiser at the high school in Lake Huntington until Monday, May 25. A dumpster donated by Thompson’s Sanitation is next to the parking circle at the high school for your convenience in dropping off bags. Acceptable items include clothing and shoes, pocketbooks, backpacks, briefcases, belts, hats, gloves, scarves, ties and baby accessories. All household items made of fabric are accepted as well as soft and hard toys. Read more
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER — Professional stand-up paddleboard coach, guide and founder of Paddle on Purpose, Kevin Joseph of Rock Hill, NY, will attempt to be the first person to descend the Upper Delaware River (80 miles) from Hancock, NY to Port Jervis, NY, performing his paddling feat from May 7 through 10. He plans to cover about 20 miles day. Read more
It’s getting to be the busy time of the year, great being out and about seeing people enjoying the sunshine. Ethel Hulse and her daughters Gloria and Nancy took a trip to Cortland, NY for the funeral of her niece, Marion Kennedy Halpin, who back in the day was owner of Kennedy’s Corner. I saw Judy Posniack and her family out in Angelina’s on the Hill. They were up for the weekend getting the house ready for the summer. Read more