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Country retreat and contents to be auctioned off for Wayne libraries

STARLIGHT, PA — A house and property located two miles from state game land #299 in Scott Township, Wayne County and one mile from Balls Eddy public access on the Upper Delaware River will be auctioned off on Sunday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m. as part of a benefit for the Wayne Library Alliance (WLA). The contents of the house—antiques, art, furniture household and kitchen items and other great finds—will also be auctioned on that date, starting at 12 noon.  Read more

JEMS meets

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeffersonville Enhances More of Sullivan, Inc. (JEMS) meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church. The next meeting is on Thursday, May 21. JEMS inspires community pride and supports volunteerism among many of the area youth organizations. Call 845/482-5354.

Library bike fundraiser

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Public Library will raffle off one Trek Marlin 6 Bike, provided by Action Bikes and Outdoor to raise funds. Tickets are available for a tax-deductible donation of $25. There are only 215 tickets being sold to give you a better chance at winning. The winner will be selected when all 215 tickets are sold.The winner also has the option of taking the Trek Marlin 6 or an equivalent bike model from Action Bikes and Outdoor. Store credit may also be issued toward a bike of a greater value if the winner prefers.  Read more

Cocoon welcomes new pastry chef

HAWLEY, PA — Cocoon Coffee House and Catering Company recently welcomed Julia Kent as executive pastry chef. The expansion will allow Cocoon to carry on the legacy of daily fresh-baked breads begun decades ago at its sister property, The Settlers Inn. Kent will create custom-made cakes for special occasions and provide freshly baked bread daily to Cocoon Coffee House and Mill Market at the Hawley Silk Mill.

Kent studied at Manhattan’s French Culinary Institute, now known as the International Culinary Center. She was most recently executive pastry chef at Milford’s Hotel Fauchère.  Read more

Patriot Connectors meeting

HAWLEY, PA — David Madeira will be the guest speaker for the Patriot Connectors on May 14 at the Wallenpaupack High School Library. The school is located two miles east of Hawley. Social hour begins at 6:30, with the meeting starting at 7 p.m.
Madeira is host of “The Talker,” which airs from 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays on 94.3 FM Bold Gold Radio Network. He calls himself a recovering politician and says this is his therapy.  Read more

Infinity Salon donates to the Wayne County Public Library

HONESDALE, PA — Colleen Martin, left, owner of Infinity Salon Maple Avenue in Seelyville, 570/253-1166, donated a check for $150 to the Wayne County Public Library recently. Martin opened her salon about eight months ago and wanted to do some community outreach. So she and her team decided to do a raffle for a full body massage at the salon and donate the proceeds to the Wayne County Public Library. The happy winner was Karyn Kazinski. “We hope to do several of these events throughout the year and donate the proceeds to different non-profits”, said Martin.  Read more

Comments solicited on brownfield cleanup

MONTICELLO, NY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from EPR Concord II, L.P. for the site of the proposed Adelaar development (site ID #C353014), located in the Town of Thompson at Concord Road, Kiamesha Lake.

Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than May 29. The application can be reviewed at Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 393 Broadway.  Read more

Recognizing caregivers

LIBERTY, NY — The Caring for Caregivers Committee, created by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) and Catskill Regional Medical Center, invites Sullivan County residents to help formally recognize caregivers by sending brief letters describing how a caregiver they know is exceptional. Family caregivers will be recognized at a future special ceremony and will be invited to a ‘Blessing of the Hands’ on May 12 at Catskill Regional Medical Center.  Read more

Clothing drive at Sullivan West

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Sullivan West Student Council is sponsoring a clothing fundraiser at the high school in Lake Huntington until Monday, May 25. A dumpster donated by Thompson’s Sanitation is next to the parking circle at the high school for your convenience in dropping off bags. Acceptable items include clothing and shoes, pocketbooks, backpacks, briefcases, belts, hats, gloves, scarves, ties and baby accessories. All household items made of fabric are accepted as well as soft and hard toys.  Read more

Stand-up paddle from Hancock to Port

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER — Professional stand-up paddleboard coach, guide and founder of Paddle on Purpose, Kevin Joseph of Rock Hill, NY, will attempt to be the first person to descend the Upper Delaware River (80 miles) from Hancock, NY to Port Jervis, NY, performing his paddling feat from May 7 through 10. He plans to cover about 20 miles day.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

It’s getting to be the busy time of the year, great being out and about seeing people enjoying the sunshine. Ethel Hulse and her daughters Gloria and Nancy took a trip to Cortland, NY for the funeral of her niece, Marion Kennedy Halpin, who back in the day was owner of Kennedy’s Corner. I saw Judy Posniack and her family out in Angelina’s on the Hill. They were up for the weekend getting the house ready for the summer.  Read more

Did You Know?

Here is a picture, viewed from the New York side, of the old covered bridge at Narrowsburg, NY. Built in 1848 the bridge measured 250 feet long. The road leading from the bridge on the Pennsylvania side made a sharp turn to the right and then forked with River Road continuing to the right, and the fork on the left going past the Murray home seen here in upper center. The Murray house later became the Methodist Home for assisted living.  Read more

On meditation and psychology

BEACH LAKE, PA — Deborah Chandler, Ph.D. will speak on meditation and psychology at the service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 10 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Meditation is a method for getting to know our selves. Psychology is a method for clearing the obstacles to this knowledge. Chancler will explore the dynamic relationship between these two methods. She is a licensed psychologist in private practice in South Fallsburg, NY who has been practicing meditation since 1981.  Read more

Learn about adopting a pet

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at the Port Jervis Free Library is pleased to announce that it will host Susan Beecher, director of the Port Jervis/Deerpark Humane Society, who will present a program for everyone who is considering adopting a pet, on Saturday, May 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the library, 138 Pike St.  Read more

Green cleaning forum

DAMASCUS, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) will present a forum on green cleaning, “How and Why to clean your home/body without harsh chemicals,” on Tuesday, May 12 at the Damascus Township Community Center; 60 Conklin Hill Rd. at 9 p.m.  Read more

Facebook advertising seminar

PORT JERVIS, NY — Tim Sohn, founder of Sohn Social Media Solutions, will present “Grow Your Business with Facebook Advertising” on Tuesday, May 19, from 6 to 7:30 pm., at Port Jervis Public Library. Business owners and employees will learn many of the ways to target Facebook ads, including increasing the reach of Facebook business page posts, getting more Facebook likes, driving traffic to business websites, increasing attendance at events, getting people to claim offers, reach people at local businesses, and more.  Read more

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