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What you need to know if you get injured at work

Annually there are about 3 million work-related accidents that occur in private industry. Approximately one-half are severe enough to require ongoing medical treatment, job duty restrictions, or time off from work. The medical approach to the actual care of the physical accident should not vary by location, but the regulations governing the administration of workers’ compensation claims can vary widely from state to state. This article will hopefully provide you with an overview of the workers’ compensation system and your responsibilities.  Read more

Sons of Norway honors a member on her 90th birthday

LACKAWAXEN, PA — At the March 16th meeting of the Bernt Balchen Lodge #3-566, a long-time member was recognized on her 90th birthday and given thanks for her participation in the Sons of Norway for 47 years.  Read more

Downtown Hawley Partnership receives grant

HAWLEY, PA — The Downtown Hawley Partnership recently was awarded a grant in the amount of $4,000 from the Wayne County Community Foundation. The grant will be used to supplement a grant given by the Benjamin Moore Company in its support of the “Main Street Matters” grant that was won by the organization. The project involves the repainting and revitalization of the businesses in downtown Hawley.

Temple Sholom invites community to pre-Passover educational fair

MONTICELLO, NY — In the inclusive spirit of Passover, Temple Sholom will host a Pre-Passover Educational Fair on Sunday, April 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. According to Rabbi Michele Medwin, “We want our friends and neighbors to understand and enjoy this beautiful holiday, which celebrates both freedom and springtime.”  Read more

Documentary screening on sex trafficking

HONESDALE, PA — A screening of an award-winning documentary film on juvenile sex-trafficking in America will take place on Wednesday, April 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the YMCA, 105 Park Street.  Read more

Scholarships for women and girls pursuing higher education

SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Professional Women of Sullivan County’s (PWSC) Scholarship Program is currently offering 10 scholarships for women in Sullivan County.  Read more

Business & Professional Women’s Club scholarship tricky tray huge success

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Port Jervis announces the most successful “Stars of Tomorrow” scholarship tricky tray in the club’s history. The sold-out event was held on Saturday, March 8 at the Port Jervis High School gym.  Read more

Open house at Grace Christian daycare

NORTH BRANCH, NY — Grace Christian Daycare at 997 CR 95 will hold an open house with play sessions on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. Parents are invited to bring their infants and children up to age five to experience two hours of typical daily learning and play at the daycare. There is no charge.  Read more

Volunteer open house at the Time and the Valleys Museum

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and the Valleys Museum will host an open house for potential volunteers on Sunday, April 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Daniel Pierce Library. Anyone interested in learning about volunteering can join current volunteers for refreshments, a museum tour and information on both volunteering and the museum’s activities. Attendees will learn about helping in the museum shop, at events and as an exhibit guide.  Read more

Library offers Bethel Woods Museum pass to its patrons

MONTICELLO, NY — If you live in the service area of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library and are interested in going to The Museum at Bethel Woods for free with three of your friends/family (a $60 savings) then stop in at the public library in Monticello to find out about the library’s Bethel Woods Museum Membership Pass. If you are a public library card carrying adult, stop in and check out the new 2014 money-saving Museum Pass with your library card. The museum re-opens for the 2014 season April 5.  Read more

Other Shop to open season with new look, expanded hours

HONESDALE, PA — When the Other Shop opens for the season on April 7, it will debut a new look, expanded hours and a new way of doing business. The former consignment shop at 1036 Main St., Honesdale, was renovated over the winter and will now operate as a donation-only thrift store. The shop is operated by the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to benefit the hospital’s programs and services.  Read more

Wayne County Builders Association wins community service award

HAWLEY, PA — The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) was awarded the Pennsylvania Builders Association’s Best Community Service Project award during the association’s Installation and Gala Awards Banquet at the Radisson Lackawanna Station, Scranton.  Read more

Hands of Hope welcomes new member Adrienne Gallagher

MILFORD, PA — A new officer has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Pike County Hands of Hope, a Christ-centered organization dedicated to providing compassion and hope to homeless and near-homeless families and individuals by meeting their basic and urgent needs of food, clothing and shelter.  Read more

Special presentation on gambling for senior citizens

WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging will host a special program about gambling and gambling addictions for seniors. Wayne County has three Senior Center locations and will have two events at each location. The morning session will be for staff, caregivers and family members of seniors who would like to learn more about the problem signs of gambling. The second session at each center will be for seniors to be able to identify possible signs of gambling problems in their friends or loved ones.  Read more

Twitter, LinkedIn classes at Port Jervis Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — Sohn Social Media Solutions will offer a series of classes on Twitter and LinkedIn at the Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., in April and May. The instructor is Tim Sohn, founder of Sohn Social Media Solutions, which provides social media education and marketing services for small businesses and the public.  Read more

All about trout, a presentation

LACKAWAXEN, PA — Robbie Mulberger from the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club’s Trout Hatchery will give a presentation on trout and their life-cycle at Lackawaxen Inn (aka Lackawaxen House) at 188 Scenic Drive on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. He will discuss how trout are grown in the hatchery and will also explain some of the stream enhancement projects undertaken within the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club.  Read more

Terrariums at the library

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Livingston Manor Library will host a terrarium-building workshop for adults and children 12 and over. The class will be taught by gardening expert Mia Koerner on Saturday, April 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Are you aware that April 6 through 12 is National Volunteer Week? Volunteering is rewarding, and we have many volunteers in Narrowsburg ranging from those working with our Tusten Youth Commission to make “growing-up-in-Narrowsburg” memories for the younger generation, to those volunteering to feed our elderly who need meals delivered to their homes.  Read more

Did You Know?

This is a picture taken in February 1940 of Bridge St. in Narrowsburg, NY looking west from the railroad bridge. The gas station on the left was Dexter’s Chevrolet (where the fire Department is now), followed by Crocker’s Store (replaced by UDC’s building), and then Miller’s Restaurant (now occupied by the Chinese Restaurant). On the right was the Community House and Park Movie Theatre, then Reiser’s house (torn down a few years ago), the Mary Hensz home (she drove a taxi service), the Ford Garage and then Mrs. Laffin’s house (she had a beauty parlor).  Read more

Programs at The Hub

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library will hold two upcoming workshops. On April 7, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Ken Herbig and Nancy Conod will present “Using Ancestry.com.” They will show you the basics of locating ancestors you never knew you had using Ancestry.com. They will also use resources that your library offers and free websites to help you in your quest.  Read more