LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Dr. Karin Hilgersom, president of SUNY Sullivan, will host a town hall meeting regarding SUNY Sullivan’s plan to construct a new building to house its Healthy World Institute (HWI). Her presentation begins at 6 p.m. on June 30 at the Parks & Recreaction building, 119 North Main St. to be followed by a question-and-answer period.
The mission of the Healthy World Institute is to improve people’s health, the health of our food and watershed, the health of the land, and the health of the local and regional economy. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Construction is complete on state-of-the-art foam insulation and new metal roofing at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, which houses dozens of educational programs for farmers, families and young people. As a result of ongoing capital campaign efforts underway since 2013, supporters have made it possible through monetary donations and in-kind services to begin making long-term, sustainable infrastructure improvements. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Beverly Sterner will introduce the Angel ‘Ohana concept and network created about 11 years ago by Darrienne Heller and described in her guidebook, “Deepening Our Connection: A Guide for the Wisdom Years,” at a meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, June 28. “In Hawaiian culture, an ‘Ohana means an extended family with the intention of mutual support and affection.” There are now nine Angel ‘Ohanas throughout Maui. Read more
REGION — The Upper Delaware GLBT Center (UDGLBT) Board of Directors announced changes to its board effective June 14.
Cary J. Giacalone, who joined the UDGLBT as secretary/treasurer and chair of the planning committee in 2012, has been elected executive director and president. He replaces Patty Tomaszewski who has been executive director and president since the inception of the UDGLBT in 2009. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Eight Monticello High School seniors and their parents/guardians were guests of honor at the Monticello Kiwanis Scholarship Dinner that was recently held at the Blue Horizon Diner. A total of $8,500 was awarded in scholarships to these most deserving students. The recipients were Morgan Huebner, Alison Wells, Jasmine Ulger, Angelica Mack, Brandi Moore, Christiana Poli, Courtney Wissman and Jane Hyman. Pictured are Brandi Moore, seated left, Alison Wells and Jasmine Ulger. Read more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Bodenstein Music Advancement Scholarship of $500 has been awarded to Noah Bauer of Callicoon, who plays tenor saxophone. Noah plans to study electrical engineering at New Paltz in the fall, but, he says, “I plan on continuing my music career in college by auditioning for bands and gigs throughout the campus.”
Vocalist Leeann Bruestsch was awarded the Bodenstein Music Achievement Scholarship of $100. Her application states, “In order to lead a fulfilling life, you need to find something you’re passionate about and give all your energy in pursuit of that passion.” Read more
DAMASCUS, PA — There will be a penny social to benefit the Conklin Hill Union Church maintenance fund, on Saturday, June 27, at the Damascus Community Center on Conklin Hill Road. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with drawing at 1 p.m. Hot dogs, cold drinks, coffee and tea will be available.
HONESDALE, PA — Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy (FHFRA) has received funding from the Michael Bryant Memorial Fund, in association with the Wayne County Community Foundation, which recently awarded its annual grants. FHFRA is a horse-centered therapeutic program for adults and children with emotional, physical and cognitive challenges. The grant will be used to provide scholarships for two individuals. Pictured in the front row are Abraham Bryant, left, and Jack Montgomery. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc., has announced that Rodgers Olver Polley Insurance will host a Community Shred Day on Friday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals and businesses can bring all their papers and documents for shredding, with a $5 minimum donation for each box of materials to shred. All proceeds benefit Safe Haven of Pike County, the community’s crisis resource for victims of crime and abuse. The event will occur at Rodgers Olver Polley’s office at 106 Broad St. For more information about Shred Day, call 570/296-5588. Read more
It not very often that the Tusten Theatre is completely full, but on Friday, June 19, there was no visible empty seat as the audience enjoyed the performance of Loudon Wainwright III. Additional chairs were placed in the rear of the theater, and a few even stood throughout the performance. This Grammy Award winner was able to charm the audience with his songs of wit and humor, singing about many of life’s circumstances. What added to the humor was that often, one could identify with the circumstance so candidly put into song. Read more
Pictured here, circa 1950, is my dad, J. Frank Behling and my husband, Ken Johansen. They were preparing to take off from the Narrowsburg Airport (where Lander’s campground is now located) in my dad’s Piper Cub. My dad looks ready to give Ken a thrilling ride, but Ken looks a bit unsure! Happy Father’s Day to two good men.
The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A simple definition of addiction is continued use of a substance in spite of repeated negative consequences.
When a person discovers, and eventually admits, having a problem with alcohol or other drugs, the best solution is to quit entirely. Half-steps or efforts to control or “cut down” drinking or use after addiction has taken hold will lead to more severe problems. Read more
HAWLEY AND NEWFOUNDLAND, PA — On Sunday, May 31, look for a symbolic flame: people in telltale orange, red and yellow shirts walking the streets of the greater Hawley and Newfoundland areas and working about town performing acts of service for the community. That is the day of “The Church Has Left the Building,” taken literally by St. Read more
The Town of Cochecton was well attended Thursday night at the Sullivan County Conservative fundraiser dinner. Supervisor Gary Maas, Highway Superintendent Kevin Esselman, town board members Ed Grund and Anna Story, Sullivan County DA Jim Farrell, Tony Leone and myself Eileen Hennessy Tax Collector. I always donate a crochet blanket to the fundraiser as a door prize. This year Tommy helped me make the blanket that I gave them. In his hospital bed he would pull the yarn and I would crochet it into a blanket. Read more
On Sunday, May 17 I took Dolores Manaseri and Dotty Schlegel down to Ringwood, NJ to visit Fr. Bill. As I was driving, I was listening to Dotty tell stories about her early life with Woody and all her dogs, and I got very lost. She would ask me, “Does this look familiar?” “Nope.” “Does this?” “Nope.” We both started praying. Read more
This lovely old house was the home of Joseph G. Gutheil, who owned the Arlington Hotel on Main Street in Narrowsburg. Gutheil built his home next to the hotel. The house was located directly opposite where the Main Street deck is located. History tells us that Mrs. Gutheil loved the view of the river and so asked her husband to please refrain from building anything there so as not to obstruct the view. Thank you, Mrs. Gutheil! The Arlington is now owned by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, and the Gutheil house was removed to make room for our present post office in 1964. Read more
Two pictures have been combined on this old postcard. On the bottom it reads: “Ice Races and Judges at Lake Huntington, N.Y.” Pictured perhaps circa 1900, it was back in the days when folks made their own fun, and they were often creative about it. The four horse-and-buggies are off and running. The judges seem to have taken their role seriously. They are all dressed up for the occasion. I hope they all met somewhere to warm up after the event! Read more