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Meetings on Liberty school district budget

LIBERTY, NY — On May 19, Liberty Central School District voters will consider a $42.9 million budget proposal for 2015-16 that carries no tax levy increase. Voters will also consider a scaled-down capital project and elect three out of four candidates to fill three open seats on the Liberty Board of Education.  Read more

Food preservation workshop

LIBERTY, NY— There will be a Master Food Preserver Certification program on May 19, 20 and 21, offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC). The three-day workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day in the new Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen of its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Art scholarships available

WAYNE COUNTY, PA and SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Stanley J. Segal Scholarship Fund for Visual Arts is available for seniors from high schools in Wayne County, PA and Sullivan County, NY who plan to pursue advanced studies in the visual arts, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and photography. One scholarship of $500 will be awarded. The scholarship is administered through the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), 37 Main St., PO Box 170, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.  Read more

Volunteers sought for Hawley cleanup day

HAWLEY, PA — The Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP) will hold a community cleanup day on Saturday, May 2, in conjunction with the Hawley Free Methodist Church and Hawley United Methodist Church, among others. Volunteers are sought.  Read more

Sullivan Litter Pluck scheduled for April 25

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County’s annual Litter Pluck Day will take place on Saturday, April 25. Because not everyone is able to participate on the same day, the Sullivan County Legislature is extending the period during which county transfer stations will accept debris free of charge from April 25 to Sunday, May 3, to allow each community an opportunity to participate. The Sullivan County Division of Public Works and Solid Waste will donate trash bags for this community-based, roadside cleanup event.  Read more

SEEDS seeks items for Swapapalooza

HONESDALE, PA — SEEDS seeks donations for a silent auction that will be held at its annual “rent party” fundraiser on Thursday, May 7. It is asking for corporate gift baskets, gift cards and/or merchandise donations from area businesses to help raise funds for SEEDS. Your donations are tax deductible.  Read more

Boy Scouts hold chicken barbeque

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Boy Scout Troop 106 will hold a chicken barbeque, take-out only, on Saturday, April 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church. The cost is $10 each. For more information, call Pete Starkweather at 845/482-9080. Troop 106 Boy Scouts are sponsored by the Jeffersonville Lions.

Child Safety Fair, Child Abuse Town Hall

MILFORD, PA — Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc. will sponsor two events over the next two weeks as part of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The first event is the 4th annual Child Safety Fair, which will be held Saturday, April 25, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 101 St. Vincent Dr. (Route 739). Families will enjoy music, food, arts and crafts and face painting, along with informational activities to promote the message of child safety.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

I had such a great visit with Fr. Bill on Sunday. I spent the afternoon with him. He is holding his own, after having had a major stroke during his bladder operation. He lost the use of the left side of his body. After much physical therapy he can move his foot a little and his thumb and pointer finger. He has not lost his sense of humor; we were laughing and having a good time sitting out in the garden. I brought him the picture boards that we made up for Tommy’s wake. He enjoyed looking at them. It was very consoling for me to hear him talk of Tommy with such love; they did get along well.  Read more

Did You Know?

Here we see an aerial view of Narrowsburg probably taken in the early 1930s. The Narrowsburg Central School opened in 1929, and in this picture you see in the upper left of the postcard that there is little landscaping on the school grounds. The current interstate bridge replaced the first metal bridge, shown at lower right, in 1953. It caused the removal of several of the buildings seen here and changed the approach to Main and Bridge streets.

Correction: The Ten Mile River was dammed up to form Center Lake in Cochecton Center, not the Lackawaxen as written in last week’s column.  Read more

A trip to Ghana

BEACH LAKE, PA — Penelope Ghartey will follow up on two previous presentations at a service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 26 at the Berlin Township Community Center. In the first talk, Penelope described a village scene from her 1969 trip to Ghana; in the second she gave a flashback to meeting her Ghanaian husband in Toronto and told how little she knew about race relations at that time. This third talk will cover the plane trip to Ghana in 1969, her arrival and her experiences in an urban household in the capital of Accra.  Read more

Bridal showcase at Cove Haven

EAST STROUSBURG, PA — Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts will hold a bridal showcase at Pocono Palace Resort in East Stroudsburg on May 3, offering a grand prize drawing for attendees to win $5,000 toward a wedding.  Read more

DIY journal-making at Crawford Library

MONTICELLO, NY — Join DIY artist Ramona Jan, in creating a blank journal from discarded hardcover library books from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Thursday, April 23. Old books will be taken apart and the back and front covers freshened up using paint, stencils, paper layering and more. New blank pages will be added to your up-cycled journal, and two or more binding techniques will be demonstrated. A $3 per person materials fee is due upon registration. All materials provided. This program is intended for adults and teens.  Read more

Learning and sharing genealogy

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Learning and Sharing Genealogy will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at the Time and the Valleys Museum on State Route 55. Both beginning and advanced genealogists are invited to bring their family information and join the museum’s genealogy researchers for an afternoon. They will learn about topics such as searching church and cemetery records, dating photos and postcards, using local and state government records and finding reliable websites. Special guests from the Daughters of the American Revolution and local historical societies will be present.  Read more

Farmers can earn credits at CCE

LIBERTY, NY— A day-long pesticide re-certification training opportunity for conventional and organic farmers will take place on Wednesday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County will host this program at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Participants will earn New York State Department of Environmental Conservation pesticide re-certification credits for NY 1a, 21, 22, 23 and PA 00, PC, 01, 02, 03, 18. Lunch will be provided.  Read more

Living with arthritis

LIBERTY, NY — A free online web seminar for informal family caregivers entitled Living at Home with Arthritis is offered on Wednesday, May 6 by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s (CCESC) Caregiver Resource Program from 1 to 2 p.m. at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Business education seminars

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce Business Education Seminar Series will begin with a seminar titled, “What’s Your Plan?” on Tuesday, April 28 rom 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn about business plans and pick an option that works for you. In this session you will begin to construct the pieces of the plan or update what you already have. This session is for anyone seeking clarity on the direction of his or her business. The seminar is free for Pike County Chamber members and $20 for non-members. RSVP to 570/296-8700 no later than April 24.

Capra Collina holds grand re-opening

HONESDALE, PA — A grand re-opening ribbon cutting was held on Tuesday, April 7, for Capra Collina Winery, celebrating its move to a new location, 1029 Main St., near The Gentle Arts.  Read more

Combined Energy Services contributes to local church

MONTICELLO, NY — Combined Energy Services (CES), a local, family-owned regional energy supplier, recently provided a $1,000 heating fuel credit to Bethlehem Temple Church.

“Bethlehem Temple Church has been a CES fuel customer for more than 40 years,” said Mike Taylor, co-owner at Combined Energy Services. “We felt it was extremely important to help the church during this record cold winter, as they are not only a loyal customer, but also a staple in our community that enhances the quality of life by providing spiritual connections for so many.”  Read more

Chronic disease self-management

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — Hudson River HealthCare, in collaboration with the Sullivan County Office for the Aging, will offer Healthy Choices, a free six-week program for adults and caregivers dealing with any ongoing health condition such as diabetes, pain, arthritis, memory loss, depression or high blood pressure.  Read more