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Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service Celebrates 45th Anniversary

NARROWSBURG, NY — On Sunday, October 12, the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service (TVAS) celebrated 45 years of continuous service with a pig roast at Fireman’s Field. Pastor Don Beck, a founding member, recalls the first ambulance as one that had limited equipment. In comparison to today’s ambulances it “almost seemed like all we had on the ambulance was band aids,” he said. There have been a lot of changes in the TVAS over the years.  Read more

Zombie program for kids

MONTICELLO, NY — Kids ages eight through 11 are invited to a zombie program at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on October 23 at 6:15 p.m. Make zombies just in time for Halloween. Pick a figurine and make it into the ultimate zombie. Pick out their walking speed, how they became infected, and what they do in their new zombie life. Also practice your zombie walk, and maybe pick at a few brains.

Registration for this program is required, and space is limited. For more information and to register, call Joanna at 845/794-4660, ext. 8.

Trunk or treat at Nana’s House

ROCK HILL, NY — Nana’s House Child Care Center, Inc. will host a Trunk or Treat Event on Friday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Trunk or Treat is a Halloween event that is community sponsored. People gather and park their cars in a large parking lot. They open their trunks, or the backs of their vehicles, and decorate them. Then they pass out candy from their trunks. The event provides a safe family environment for trick-or-treaters. Decorations can include using pumpkins, spider webbing, spiders, brooms, bats, cauldrons and scary stuff. Activities are at a nominal cost.  Read more

Monticello Kiwanis Club installs 2014-2015 officers

MONTICELLO, NY — The Kiwanis Club of Monticello recently hosted its 69th annual installation dinner at the Blue Horizon Diner. Newly elected Lt. Governor Gerda Krogslund installed the following club officers for 2014-2015: president Jane Sorensen; first vice president Sheila Lashinsky; second vice president Deborah Kaplan, treasurer Janet Siano and secretary Kathy Garlick.

Legion of Honor Recipients were Robert Huebner for 35 years of service and Karen Linen and Linda Barriger for 25 years of service to Kiwanis Club of Monticello.  Read more

How to tell if your cat loves you

While it may be really easy to shower your cat with affection, sometimes you may find yourself wondering, does my cat love me? Cats are one of the more elusive household pets (some may even say cold-hearted), but really they are adorably cute, although sometimes they can be hard to read. Below are the signs that your cat really truly loves you.

1. Head butting  Read more

Rabies virus

Given the recent case of rabies in a young steer in Sullivan County, I felt that it was of benefit to the general public to share information regarding what rabies is and methods of preventing the spread of this deadly virus. Rabies is a devastating viral disease that affects mammals, domestic and wild. The virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected animal but can also be contracted via saliva alone. Once a person or an animal is bitten, the infected saliva allows the transmission of the virus to enter into the muscle of the victim.  Read more

Field day will explore forest management

REGION — The Wayne-Lackawanna Forest Landowners Association and the Wayne Conservation District are sponsoring a forestry field day Sunday, October 12, that will provide learning opportunities for just about anyone interested in the woods in this region.

Professional forester Craig Olver and his wife, Janet, are hosting the day, which is at their 35-acre Crossroads Tree Farm in Honesdale. Before going into private practice, Olver was for many years the forest specialist for the conservation district.  Read more

Local schools celebrate Farm-to-School Month

SULLIVAN COUNTY — October is national “Farm-to-School Month,” a time when communities all over the country are celebrating the connections between schools and local food.  Read more

Wayne County flu clinics scheduled 2014

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Home Health Department and the Area Agency on Aging in Wayne County will offer flu shots for the 2014 season at the following locations:

Hamlin Senior Center, Thursday, October 9, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, 570/689-3766

Hawley Senior Center, Wednesday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, 570/224-4209

Honesdale Senior Center, Thursday, October 16, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, 570/253-4262

Chamber of Commerce, Commercial St, Honesdale, Monday, October 20, 2 to 6 p.m., 570/253-1960  Read more

Fall Foliage Antique Show & Sale

WHITE MILLS, PA — The annual Fall Foliage Antique Show and Sale will be held at the renovated Dorflinger Glass Cutting Factory on Route 6 midway between Hawley and Honesdale on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12.  Read more

Sullivan County Historical Society gives history awards

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Every year, the Sullivan County Historical Society presents deserving individuals or groups with the honor of History Maker and History Preserver awards. The honorees for these awards symbolize the stated mission of the society: the preservation of Sullivan County history for the enlightenment of future generations.  Read more

Geriatric psychiatrist to speak at Senior Safety Day

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County TRIAD, a partnership between senior citizens, law enforcement, and senior support agencies, will host guest speaker Dr. Mark Nathanson from Columbia University during the fifth annual Senior Safety Day on Wednesday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center. Nathanson will speak on elder abuse and neglect. Sullivan County Cornell Cooperative Extension and Office for the Aging (OFA) are working together through the Caregiver Resource Center to offer this opportunity.  Read more

Green Lodging Partnership benefits land conservation

HAWLEY, PA — As two of the original Green Lodging Partners in 2012, Settlers Inn and Ledges Hotel have collected more than $10,000 through voluntary, $2-per-stay contributions from their guests to date, which has been donated to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy to support its land conservation mission and the future of the Upper Delaware River region.  Read more

Dunn to lead historical society

HONESDALE, PA — Following a two-month search, the Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS) Board of Directors has tapped former trustee Carol Henry Dunn for the position of executive director effective October 1. A resident of Beach Lake, and raised in a boarding house, Dunn’s Wayne County roots and passion for its history run deep.  Read more

Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau announces sign-up dates

HONESDALE, PA — The Christmas Bureau’s program assists low-income Wayne County families by purchasing gifts for their children for Christmas.

If your family is in need of assistance, bring these items with you in order to sign up: You must bring a current utility bill (within last 30 days). A driver’s license is not acceptable. No applications will be accepted without proof of Wayne County residency. Only one parent can sign up. Social Security numbers are needed for all children. (You must have physical custody of your children).  Read more

Unusual fundraiser for Wayne County Arts Alliance

WHITE MILLS, PA — Wayne County Arts Alliance holds its annual fundraiser on Saturday, October 18 beginning at 6 p.m. at the newly renovated Dorflinger Factory Museum and Art Center on Route 6. Alliance members have created 50 works of art—each on a blank 16-by-20-inch canvas—around the theme of “Texture.” Everyone is invited; however, only 50 tickets will be sold, ranging in price from $50 to $500. Highest paying ticketholders will choose first to own and take home a work of art, followed by the next highest paying ticketholders, until all 50 artworks have been chosen.  Read more

New Cooperative Extension executive takes the reins in Sullivan County

LIBERTY, NY — The Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) has announced the appointment of Colleen Monaghan of Walker Valley, NY as executive director effective October 6. Most recently, Monaghan has been program, planning, and contract management coordinator for the Orange County Youth Bureau.  Read more

Republican candidate mixer and forum

CALLICOON, NY — The Sullivan County Republican Committee will host Congressman Chris Gibson, State Sen. John Bonacic, Supreme Court candidate Lisa Fisher and Lt. Governor candidate Sherriff Chris Moss for a candidate mixer and forum about jobs, the Safe Act and Common Core on Wednesday, October 22 at The Club House at Villa Roma from 6:30 to 9 p.m. All are welcome to participate in this forum with the proceeds going to spread the word.  Read more

Celebrate ‘Our Democratic American Values’

BLOOMINGBURG, NY — The Sullivan County Democratic Committee (SCDC) will hold the 97th annual Jeffersonian Dinner on Saturday, October 25. This celebration “Honoring Our Democratic American Values” will be held at the Eagle’s Nest. A cash-bar cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner follows at 7:30 p.m.  Read more

Unitarian Universalists announce 22nd annual Bud Rue Walk

BEACH LAKE, PA — On the third Sunday in October each year, the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UDUUF) hosts its Bud Rue Walk for Social Justice. Started in 1993 by the late Bud Rue, the walk has now raised $66,000, which has been distributed to local organizations that work for social justice.  Read more