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Seminar to prevent youth violence and bullying

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Police Department and Port Jervis City-Wide Neighborhood Watch will host a seminar titled “Youth Violence & Bullying” on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. at the Drew Methodist Church Hall. Members of the Port Jervis community will learn about the dangers of threatening behavior, such as bullying, both verbal and physical fighting, weapon use and aggression on social media.  Read more

Aerobic Walking: Changing Your Chemistry

HONESDALE, PA — Dr. Mort Malkin will present a lecture-demonstration on “Changing Your Chemistry” on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Wayne Memorial Hospital in the second floor David Katz Conference Center.

Dr. Malkin, who has come to be known as “The Walk Doctor,” will define the term “aerobic” and list the few exercises that qualify as high-grade aerobic according to the definition. He will demonstrate how ordinary brisk walking can be turned into a strongly aerobic activity by changing form to employ the large muscles of the upper legs and mid-body.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

Tommy and I just got home from a few days away in Lake George for our 24th wedding anniversary. We went to a rodeo, and as I was watching the cowboys I got to wondering, what makes a cowboy a cowboy? So I walked over to this nice young man—about 25—and I asked him. I had to smack his arm with the first answer he gave me. Then he told me it is the way of life you live, how you dress and the ethics you follow. The guys who ride the bulls are nuts. (Many years ago, I rode the mechanical bull at Gilley’s bar and honky-tonk in Texas, and I got bucked off.  Read more

Ambulance Chronicles

[Editor’s note: The River Reporter welcomes a new feature by Sam Avrett to our monthly health section. Ambulance Chronicles will introduce our readers to the ambulance corps members who respond to medical emergencies in the Upper Delaware River region and the people who need their help in a crisis situation. We salute all of the men and women who volunteer for this important work in our local communities.]

Taking history  Read more

New Arrivals

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

8/5/2014 — Henry Johan Thomas Badgley was born to Christina and Drew Badgley of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Frieda Sauacool of Honesdale, PA and Richard Schofield (deceased). Paternal grandparents are June and Henry Badgley of Honesdale, PA.

8/19/2014 — Luke Hogland was born to Melanie and Jeremy Hogland of Narrowsburg, NY. Maternal grandparents are Keith and Ann Buddenhagen of Narrowsburg, NY. Paternal grandmother is Glenda Harty of Narrowsburg, NY.

Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the following births:  Read more

Walking pneumonia and other lung conditions

There are many causes for pneumonia, which we often associate with the winter months. Certainly the presence of influenza in the fall through early spring will put a person at risk for developing a serious lung infection, especially for older adults and individuals with lung diseases. There are many things that can cause serious lung infections; these include bacteria, viruses, fungus, inhaled chemicals and food.  Read more

Out of the Darkness Walk raises awareness of suicide

GREENTOWN, PA — The fifth annual Pike and Wayne Community Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention will be held on Saturday, September 13 (rain or shine) at Promised Land State Park. More than 250 walkers participated in last year’s annual event. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting promptly at 9 a.m. Participants may walk in teams or as individuals. Dogs are welcome; however, they must be properly leashed.  Read more

September computer programs at the library

REGION — The Public Computer Center continues at the Western Sullivan Public Library in September with the following programs:
Interviewing Skills Workshop on Monday, September 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Delaware Free branch in Callicoon; Resume Writing Workshop on Monday, September 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Delaware Free branch in Callicoon; Creating Professional Documents with Microsoft Word on Friday, September 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jeffersonville branch; and Get Organized with Microsoft Excel on Monday, September 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg.  Read more

Community gathers to celebrate rural living

DAMASCUS, PA — Harvest Festival and Farm Appreciation Day, a time to celebrate the joys of rural living, will be held at the Galilee Unity Grange on Saturday, September 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Harvest Festival is sponsored by the Damascus Area United Methodist Churches through the outreach ministries of the PEARL Center for rural ministry. Old time fun and games begin at 11 a.m. A Blessing of the Animals service will be held at 12 noon. Please bring your pets on leashes, in halters, or contained, for a blessing. Music begins at 1 p.m..  Read more

Farmers may receive reimbursement for planting cover crops

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne Conservation District will continue its incentive program to promote the planting of cover crops on fields that would normally be bare after harvesting. Cover crops are excellent soil protectors and nutrient scavengers.

Fields producing an annual crop (one that leaves the soil open) would qualify for cover crop seed, i.e. corn, soybean, or a commercial vegetable garden. The funding is available to active farmers only.  Read more

Sullivan County CROP Hunger Walk set

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Sign up now for the Sullivan County CROP Hunger Walk, to be held Sunday, October 5 in Jeffersonville. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with the step-off at 2 p.m. Join the walk to help raise funds for local food pantries and global efforts to end hunger.

You can help by joining or forming a team, or donating at www.cropwalk.org. For more information, call Pat at 845/932-8525.

Meet-and-greet for Sullivan County food pantries

MONTICELLO, NY — The Food Pantry Committee of the Monticello Interfaith Council invites representatives from Sullivan County food pantries and food closets to attend a first-ever “Food Pantry Meet-and-Greet” on Monday, September 8 at the United Methodist Church, 445 Broadway. The discussion begins at 5 p.m.  Read more

Fall story times at your library

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Beginning September 9, the Western Sullivan Public Library will offer a new morning story-time schedule for children and their parents/caregivers. They will offer two one-hour pre-school story times per week as well as one half-hour toddler story time. The new schedule is shown below. Explore early literacy with stories, rhymes, songs, flannel boards and more.

Register until September 5 at your local branch, by calling 845/482-4350, or emailing KOHara@rcls.org. For more information visit Facebook, Twitter @WSPLibrary, and www.wsplonline.org.  Read more

Catskill Fly Fishing Center to induct Hall of Fame members

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — On October 11, 2014, at a reception and ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, Bob Popovics, Paul Schullery, Joseph Bates Jr. and R.B. Marston will be inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. A recognition dinner for inductees and the award of the Lee Wulff Conservation Award to John Waldron will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Wulff Gallery adjacent to the museum.  Read more

Nick Troiano at the next Patriot Connectors meeting

HAWLEY, PA — Nick Troiano, running for Congress for the U.S. 10th District of Pennsylvania as an Independent, will be the guest speaker at the September 11 meeting of the Patriot Connectors. The meetings are held in the Wallenpaupack School library from 7 to 9 p.m. The Patriots meet every month to invite citizens of the community to learn more about how the U.S. government was formed and how it is now currently being run. Guests are able to voice their concerns, suggestions and comments in a forum, free and open to the public.  Read more

Veterans’ 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, September 8.

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.  Read more

Celebrate 20 years with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy

BETHEL, NY — Celebrate the Upper Delaware River region, our local communities, and 20 years of conservation and education with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at the Peace, Love, Land 20th Anniversary Celebration and Concert on November 22 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.  Read more

Did You Know?

This is a picture of the Hawk’s Nest taken in August 1918. The canal can be seen along the river on the New York side (on the right of the picture.) The Erie Railroad can be seen on the Pennsylvania side of the river (the left of the picture). Most use of the canal had ceased before 1900. By around 1875, the railroad had crowded out the canal’s position as a coal, freight and passenger carrier. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.  Read more

Tickets now on sale for Field to Main fundraiser

HONESDALE, PA — Tickets are now on sale for The Cooperage Project’s Field to Main second annual farm-to-table fundraising event. On Saturday, September 20, tables will be set for a five-course, family-style dinner at The Cooperage on Main Street. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6 p.m. Dinner will immediately follow at 7 p.m.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

As Labor Day has passed, so does the end of the summer season as most of us know it. This ending didn’t pass without celebration in Narrowsburg. The Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra (DVCO) hosted “Narrowsburg Music Day” with the Joe Piela Band playing jazz in the afternoon at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (threatening weather prevented the concert from taking place on the deck), followed by an evening performance of the Emerald Trio at the Tusten Theater and another jazz jam, complete with vocalist, at Gerard’s River Grill after the concert.  Read more