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Farmers can earn pesticide credits at free field day

COCHECTON, NY — A free educational Corn Plot Field Day for producers will be offered on Monday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC). The day includes lunch. The site and demonstration plot are located near Cochecton Mills on My Place Road.  Read more

Learn the basics of making jams and jellies

LIBERTY, NY — On Saturday, September 13 Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County offers a workshop titled Learn the Basics: Jams & Jellies at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class, taught by master food preservers, will be held in the Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen. The cost is $25 per person.

Learn how to prepare jams, jellies and preserves at home by determining the proper amounts of fruit, pectin, acid and sugar. Class members will take home samples.  Read more

Habitat house reveals solar installation

WAYMART, PA — Thanks to a partnership between Wayne County Habitat for Humanity and the organization SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support), a Habitat house in Waymart now boasts a clean solar thermal energy system.

“Keeping energy costs down, and maximizing energy efficiency helps Habitat families succeed in their home ownership,” said SEEDS Executive Director Jocelyn Cramer.

A guided tour of how the system was installed and how it works was presented last week at a press event.  Read more

Extend the life of your plants with cold frames

HONESDALE, PA — A cold-frame workshop will be held on Saturday, August 23 from1 to 3 p.m. at 648 Park St. Cold frames are season-extension devices that can be as large or small as you want. We will build several cold frames from different materials and discuss when to plant and what to plant in them. We will also talk about using the cold frame for starting your own plants and hardening off plants in the early spring. The workshop is led by Wayne County Master Gardener Judy Trudgen.

Children, chocolate and cheer are coming to Livingston Manor

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Labor Day is on its way and so is the annual Livingston Manor Labor Day Festival & Parade. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, August 31. The parade takes place on Main Street in Livingston Manor, followed by entertainment and more at Renaissance Park, located at the intersection of Main and Pearl streets (at the traffic light). The festival begins at 11 a.m. with musical entertainment on the Renaissance Park stage, and the old-fashioned country-style parade starts at 12 noon.  Read more

15 chefs, 15 pigs: It’s Pig Mountain!

NARROWSBURG, NY — Pig Mountain pig roast and veggie fest will once again be held on Main Street in Narrowsburg. This year’s event will be held Saturday, August 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. A foodie favorite, the roast will boast 15 chefs and 12 vendors offering food and drinks. Last year’s event drew hundreds, pigging out on everything from pulled pork to unheard of creations.  Read more

Presentation on how harp music heals

BEACH LAKE, PA — On Sunday, August 24 the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present Loren Floden’s exploration of using music for healing at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center.

“Where the harp sings, tranquility follows.” This observation led Floden, harpist and artist, to explore the healing powers of acoustic wave energy and the conscious and subconscious effects on the heart, body, soul and spirit.  Read more

Milford invites you to share the harvest

MILFORD, PA — Milford’s seventh annual Share the Harvest party will be held Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The River Rock Inn to benefit the local Ecumenical Food Pantry. The event will feature live music by Eric Langberg, dishes from 15 of Milford’s food purveyors like Fretta’s Italian Specialties, the Waterwheel Cafe and Jorgenson’s at The Dimmick as well as dozens of great prizes donated by area businesses.  Read more

Did you know?

Here we see 12 young folks posing for a picture featuring the play they were producing called “Oak Farm.” Strictly hometown stuff, it was their way of having fun and providing some entertainment for the community. Circa 1920, the only ones I can identify are Fred Rasmussen, second from left back row, and Ruth Marold and Frank Behling seated in front. From the Ruth & J.Frank Behling collection.  Read more

Pike Chamber helps recognize area’s top volunteers

MATAMORAS, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 20th annual Community Awards Banquet on Friday, October 24 at The Riverview Inn. It is hosted by the chamber in partnership with service organizations from throughout the area.

The awards dinner is held each year to honor those volunteers and volunteer organizations from the community whose vital contribution adds so much to the quality of life in the Pike County area.  Read more

Center for Developmental Disabilities Family Fun Day

MILFORD, PA — Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County (CDD) will host its second annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 23 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at its location at 101 Pocono Dr. There is no admission fee, and all activities are free of charge. Donations are being accepted to help fill the pantry and the supply closet for the upcoming school year.  Read more

Items needed for yard sale to benefit animals

HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a yard sale/open house on Saturday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Billy’s is a rescue shelter for abused farm animals. Located in Cherry Ridge Township, it is currently feeding, housing and caring for more than 25 farm animals.

Donations of gently-used good quality items are being sought for this event. No clothing or exercise equipment.
Money raised will go to purchase feed, fencing supplies and to cover veterinary costs. The price of animal feed is rising daily and these large animals eat a lot.  Read more

Fixing up the SPCA: Helping animals in need

ROCK HILL, NY — The 2014 Sullivan Renaissance Interns volunteered at the SPCA in Rock Hill for a day of service on August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The SPCA is located at 104 Rock Hill Dr.

Interns painted interior and exterior areas, worked in the garden and spruced up the grounds. As part of this service activity, interns have placed collection boxes in their communities soliciting dog and cat food to donate to the SPCA.  Read more

Sketchbook Art Program at Hasbrouck Old Stone House

HASBROUCK, NY — The Old Stone House of Hasbrouck, a regional arts and education center, has received a $630 grant through the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance to support a local sketchbook art program inspired by The Sketchbook Project, the national arts endeavor operated by the Brooklyn Art Library.  Read more

Dog obedience classes begin

Dog obedience classes begin
SHOHOLA, PA — A new session of classes will begin with orientation on Tuesday, September 2 at 7 p.m. at the Tri-State Dog Obedience Club (TSDOC) facility at Shohola Business Center, Rte 6. TSDOC offers a wide variety of classes, held days and evenings, Monday to Friday. Registration prior to orientation is recommended. For a schedule of classes and times, and an application form visit or call 570/296-5594 and leave a message with your address.

Lake Huntington News

Can you believe it? It’s August already! How come summer goes by so fast and winter seems to last forever? Just like weekends go by so fast, and Monday to Friday drags. I hope all of you are out there enjoying yourselves and taking advantage of all the events that summer brings. Enjoy life and keep smiling.  Read more

Wellness center established in Beach Lake

BEACH LAKE, PA — A new business, Beach Lake Wellness Center for Body and Spirit, located at 12 Village Rd., will hold a free body, health and energy clinic on Sunday, August 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. Clients and potential clients will have a chance to check out services offered and meet with acupuncturists, a nutritionist, a certified holistic health coach, a neuro-muscular massage therapist (trained in medical and rehabilitation massage), and a Reiki Master and reflexologist.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
6/25/14 — Grace Ann Esselman was born to Kirstin Cookingham and Aaron Esselman of Cochecton, NY. Maternal grandparents are Maureen and Mike Cookingham of Tusten, NY. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Betty Esselman of Frostproof, FL.
6/27/14 — Hunter and Rider Knoll were born to Amanda Buchko and Frank Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robert Buchko Jr. and Karen Buchko of Milford, PA. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Lisa Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA.  Read more

Past traumas and present-day pain; Traumatic stress and chronic pain are sometimes connected

Between 2008 and 2011, the Centers for Disease Control reported on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE). Collectively known as the ACE Study (, these reports uncovered a link between childhood trauma and the chronic diseases people develop as adults, as well as a variety of social and emotional problems. This includes heart disease, lung cancer, diabetes and many autoimmune diseases, as well as depression, violence or being a victim of violence, or suicide.  Read more

Goldenrod ethnobotany; Solidago of the Upper Delaware

Goldenrods are among our quintessential native wildflowers, though several of our species are from the prairies further west and not indigenous to the eastern woodlands. We also have European species, which were utilized as medicine in their homelands.  Read more