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Merchant discount program helps community projects

FERNDALE, NY — Nearly 60 local businesses are offering financial support to community organizations that received grants as part of the 2014 Sullivan Renaissance program. The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce helped arrange for merchant discounts, typically from 10% to 30%, on products and services volunteers use to clean up and beautify communities.

“Beautification efforts increase tourism and boost the economy. The impact that Sullivan Renaissance has had on Sullivan County over more than a dozen years is visibly clear,” said Chamber of Commerce President Cathy Paty.  Read more

Veteran’s assistance available at Peifer’s office

HONESDALE, PA — Reaching out to area veterans and their families, Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) will again host the American Legion Service Officer Outreach program at his Honesdale office on Monday, June 9.

A service representative will be at the office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Peifer’s office at 570/253-5533.

“Our veterans have given so much to our country and our Commonwealth. The benefits we provide to them are a small token of recognition and appreciation for their service,” Peifer said.  Read more

Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted talk on drug addiction

PORT JERVIS, NY — Recently, Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted a “Ladies and Gents Night Out” dinner lecture on the topic of street drugs. Approximately 120 guests attended the event, which was held at the Erie Trackside Manor in Port Jervis.  Read more

Monticello student receives scholarship for law enforcement

LIBERTY, NY — Every year the Sullivan County Shields presents an annual scholarship of $500 to a Sullivan County high school senior who intends to pursue a career in some branch of law enforcement. They announced that this year’s recipient is Anthony Lombardi, a senior at Monticello High School.  Read more

Survey for BOCES adult classes

WHITE LAKE, NY — There is an opportunity for Sullivan County BOCES Adult Education to offer an afternoon class over the summer months at the Bethel Literacy Center/Past Perfect Book Store located in the former Duggan Elementary School. The class would be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, tentatively, between 3 and 6 p.m.  Read more

Herbal medicine program at The Port Jervis Free Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at The Port Jervis Free Library will host Nathaniel Whitmore for an introduction to herbal medicine on Thursday, June 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The “Basics of Herbal Medicine” program will be held in the Community Room, which has a capacity of 50.

Learn about the basics of herbal medicines, including wild herbs, herbs from the garden and herbs from the store. Class will cover herb selection, preparation and use.  Read more

Workshop on DIY solar panels

HONESDALE, PA — Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support (SEEDS) will present a free two-night workshop “Do-It-Yourself Solar” on Tuesday, June 17 and 24 at 7 p.m. at the Park Street Complex; 648 Park St. Anyone interested in solar technology or a solar DIY option should attend.

This hands-on workshop teaches you about solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generating panels, the costs and return on your solar investment and how to install the DIY solar panels. No experience is necessary to attend.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

On Friday night May 30, there was a potluck at our beautiful Cochecton Center Community Center “church” building. It was nice to see the neighbors out; even Danny Yewchuck was out and about. The community church is in need of a new roof, and a few fund-raising events have begun. One way the community could help is to purchase a “square of shingles” for $100 in memory of loved one(s) and a memorial plaque will be hung in the building. However, any donation is greatly appreciated. When I was at the meeting, all I could think about was Doug Heinle, so I got a square in his memory.  Read more

Free business workshop

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan County Score will hold a free business workshop at Liberty Library, 189 N. Main St. on June 12. Sign-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and presentations, Q & A and networking are from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Read more

The Dime Bank Promotes Arlyce Degnan, Lake Region Branch Manger

The Dime Bank recently promoted Arlyce Degnan to the rank of assistant vice president. Degnan is responsible for inspiring the Lake Region team in Hawley, PA to provide customers and area residents with expert financial advice in a confidential manner. She is responsible for developing and maintaining residential, retail, and commercial customer relationships. She also oversees the branch operation.  Read more

Eldred faculty receives award from the state

ELDRED, NY — Recently the Eldred Faculty Association (FA) received the “Lou Cammarosano” Award from New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) for their outstanding VOTE-COPE Campaign (the union’s voluntary political action fundraiser) in the Mid-Hudson Region. Pictured are NYSUT Election District 13 Director Kathy Taylor, left; Eldred FA President Zita Kurtzman-Yennie; Robert Bliefernich, Eldred FA VOTE-COPE coordinator; Patrick McCarthy, NYSUT regional VOTE-COPE coordinator and political action coordinator; and Ray Hodges, NYSUT Election Districts 13 and 14 at-large director.

Elementary school students read to dogs

MONTICELLO, NY — On Tuesday, April 29 The George L. Cooke Elementary School had a special visit by two dog owners, Sandy and Cathie and their dogs Emma and Rudy, who are certified to do dog therapy.  Read more

Monticello students visit court

MONTICELLO, NY — Fifth graders from the George L. Cooke School had the opportunity to visit Sullivan County Court and Judge Frank J. LaBuda recently. The students and teachers, Jane Sorensen, EPIC program coordinator, Mr. Prestianni, Ms. Janusas, Ms. Landau and Ms. Accardo were involved in an active discussion with Judge LaBuda regarding the types of civil and criminal cases that are handled in the Courthouse. Commissioner of Jurors George Cooke was also present to explain the importance of jury service.  Read more

Fallsburg school district to hold reunion and award scholarships

FALLSBURG, NY — The Fallsburg Alumni Association (FAA) will hold its 10th annual All Alumni Reunion and Buffet Luncheon on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fallsburg High School cafeteria. Admission is a $13 donation for one person or $25 for two (which includes a light lunch) and can be paid at the door. Advance reservations are advised.  Read more

Susan Jaffe appointed to SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The Sullivan County Legislature has appointed Susan Jaffe to the SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees. Jaffe is filling the seat recently vacated by the Honorable Josephine Finn, who was required to step down after her election to the New York State Board of Regents.  Read more

Tri-State Chamber fetes local businesses

MATAMORAS, PA — On Saturday evening May 17 at its 24th annual spring banquet, the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce honored more than a dozen local businesses with its annual Hall of Fame and “Bizzy” awards.  Read more

Samuelson announces countywide trail task force

REGION — Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson announced the formation of a countywide trail task force to work in conjunction with the already well developed trail system in the county. “As tourism, especially agri- and eco-tourism, are the lifeblood of the Sullivan County, this task force will work to enhance and expand our already established trail system,” said Samuelson.  Read more

Greater Hudson Valley Health System announces new CFO

MIDDLETOWN, NY — The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, announced Richard Carrico, as chief financial officer (CFO). Carrico is responsible for all finance planning and accounting operations, patient financial services, managed care and treasury management for the system.  Read more

Genealogy 101: Introduction to Researching Your Family Tree

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The workshop “Genealogy 101: Introduction to Researching Your Family Tree” will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum on Route 55 on Sunday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.  Read more

Red month at senior centers

HONESDALE, PA — Join the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging on every second Tuesday, starting June 10, at each of the three Wayne County Senior Centers. They are starting a color of the month day, starting with the color red for June. When red is present in food, it often denotes ripeness or sweetness, as well as the presence of lycopenes, quercetin, and Vitamin C. Red as a decorating color makes diners feel hurried, but grabs attention for advertising.
Wear red and enjoy foods that are red at the senior centers for lunch for a donation of $2. Visit aging.co.wayne.pa.us or call 570/253-4262.