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Crawford Public Library budget vote and trustee election

MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library’s annual budget vote will be held on Wednesday, October 15 from 3 to 8 p.m. Voting will take place at the library in Monticello. All registered voters of the library district composed of the Towns of Thompson, Bethel and Forestburgh residing within the Monticello Central School District are eligible to vote in this election.  Read more

Grown Here: A farm-to-table dinner

The Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Clubs will host Grown Here on Saturday, October 4 with a 5 p.m. social hour and 6 p.m. gourmet, four-course dinner on the banks of Lake Henneside in Circleville Park. The farm-to-table dining experience will highlight dishes curated by four local chefs. Each dish will be carefully crafted utilizing locally grown and locally produced ingredients, and paired with local wines, craft beers, and spirits.  Read more

Workshop on environmental issues for educators

MILFORD, PA — A free workshop for educators in the tri-state region is being offered on October 17 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (lunch provided) at Grey Towers National Historic Site. Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) GreenSchools! inspires teachers and students to take responsibility for improving the environment at their schools, homes and in their communities.  Read more

Business & Professional Women’s Club of Port Jervis congratulates scholarship winners

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Port Jervis recently gave 14 scholarships to former Port Jervis High School and Delaware Valley High School students who are now in their freshmen year of college. The total amount of scholarships awarded this year was $21,000. Each student received a $1,500 scholarship.  Read more

American Red Cross introduces ‘The Pillowcase Project’ to students

MILFORD, PA — The American Red Cross NEPA Region will present The Pillow Case Project to fifth graders at the Delaware Valley Elementary School on Friday, September 26. There will be three programs running simultaneously from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Pillow Case Project is a nationwide pilot program with a vision of teaching kids to be prepared for any disaster. It is sponsored by Disney.  Read more

Woodloch Resort raises money for Dessin Animal Shelter

HAWLEY, PA — The staff at Woodloch Pines recently raised money for Dessin Animal Shelter in Honesdale. In an attempt to save the shelter from closing, the staff at Woodloch raised over $1,500 in individual donations alone. On Thursday, September 4, Sarina Betz, Woodloch’s Executive and Human Resources Assistant, presented a donation to the shelter on behalf of the staff at the family resort.  Read more

Turning over new leaves in Monticello

MONTICELLO, NY — Sixteen new trees will be planted on Broadway this fall as part of ongoing beautification in the Village of Monticello. Tom Manza of Manza Family Farm in Montgomery is donating the trees, which will replace those damaged by the harsh winter.

Installation is set for the week of October 13 as a joint effort between Manza Family Farm and the Village of Monticello DPW, with assistance from Sullivan Renaissance. DPW will also provide necessary machinery, reinstall the tree grates and mulch the new trees.  Read more

Chorus seeks new singers for winter concert

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Community Chorus has resumed weekly Thursday rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Monticello High School, 39 Breakey Avenue, Room 700. The chorus, under the direction of Kevin Giroux, with accompanist Keira Weyant, is preparing to present its 38th annual Winter Concert, scheduled to be performed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 14 in the Immaculate Conception Church, Woodbourne.  Read more

Celebrate Banned Books Week

MONTICELLO, NY — Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Banned Books Week is September 21-27, and highlights the importance of free and open access to information, and celebrates the ability to choose to read any and all books. This year, the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen to highlight comic books that have been banned.  Read more

Intro to Pinterest class at the Port Jervis library

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library will host “Intro to Pinterest & Paper Crafting – Make Your Own Holiday Cards and Decorations” on Tuesday, September 30 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. It is the first of a three-part series.  Read more

Did You Know?

Pictured here circa 1923 are a few of the well-known folks in Narrowsburg’s history. These good friends are posing in front of the first cottage built by Ruth and J. Frank Behling. They are from left, Fred and Evelyn Rasmussen, Frank and Ruth Behling and George Oellrich. These young people often took walks together and enjoyed each other’s company.  Read more

Home energy efficiency workshop helps to find and fix it

MILFORD, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) of Northeastern PA and Greater Pike Community Foundation (GPCF) and the Pike County Public Library will present “Find It – Fix It!” a home energy efficiency workshop on Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m. at The Pike County Public Library, Milford Branch, 119 E. Harford St. This event is free and geared for the whole family.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Cochecton Preservation Society Coffee, Tea and History gathering. There was a great turnout—standing room only. The Cochecton Men’s Club would like to thank everyone who came out and made its chicken barbeque a sellout; 400 tickets were sold.  Read more

Pike County Chamber of Commerce welcomes newly appointed directors

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce welcomed six newly appointed directors to the board recently. The new directors are Michele Baehr, Derek Bellinger, Jack Boyle, Michael Sokoloski, Dr. Gina Vives and Jody Welsh.

Pike County Chamber President Paul Brislin expressed excitement, welcoming the new members to the board, and thanked them for their future volunteer time and contributions they will be making to the chamber and the community.  Read more

ND Pro Media to have ribbon cutting at new location

MONTICELLO, NY — ND Pro Media invites the public to join them to celebrate their grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 30. There will be three ribbon cuttings, starting at 5:30 p.m. ND Pro Media will welcome the Sullivan County Partnership, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. There will be networking and food for all who attend. Community Bistro will provide light fare during the evening networking.  Read more

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of The Krispy Apple

ROCK HILL, NY — Join the Rock Hill Business and Community Association and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 16 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the opening of The Krispy Apple.

“We are happy to introduce our latest business to Rock Hill, The Krispy Apple and owner Doug Appel,” said Melinda Meddaugh, Rock Hill Business and Community Association president. “The opening of The Krispy Apple supports the continued growth of Rock Hill and will contribute to the overall viability of our community.”  Read more

Youth plan and build Zen garden at Achieve

LIBERTY, NY — Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility in Liberty recently had a ribbon cutting for the unveiling of a new Zen garden. Over six weeks, youth workers who participated in Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development’s Summer Youth Employment Program helped to plan and design the garden. Two large planters are filled with sand and rocks and are at wheelchair height in order for the residents to use the interactive Zen garden. The garden also includes a pond, butterfly bushes, blueberry bushes and various dwarf apple trees.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

It’s getting a little chilly out there. I guess it’s time to put the summer clothes away and get out the jeans and sweaters. I love the fall but hate the allergies from the golden rod weed.
There are lots of things going on in the next few weeks, so get your calendar out and enter some of these upcoming events.
On Saturday, September 20, the Cochecton Men’s Club is having their annual chicken barbeque from 2 to 4 p.m. at the parking lot of Cochecton Mills. For more information call Sean at 845/932-8282.  Read more

Pike County residents urged to sign up for alert system

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Eastern Pike Regional Police Department is urging Pike County residents to sign up for the free emergency alert system Nixle. Members that have signed up for the notification system will receive up-to-date notifications via text, web and email regarding public safety, instructions on weather emergencies, road closings and natural and man-made disasters occurring within Pike County.  Read more

Parent University in Monticello

MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello Central School District (CSD) will host a free back-to-school barbeque on Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m. at de Hoyos Memorial Park to launch Parent University, a district-wide initiative designed to enhance student achievement through the support of family and community. All Monticello students and their families are invited to attend.  Read more