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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 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 For more information visit Facebook, Twitter @WSPLibrary, and  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

Farm & Chef event to feature local food

HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, October 11, all are invited to come celebrate Wayne County farmers, the food they grow, and the local chefs who are serving it at the Farm & Chef festival. This will occur during Honesdale’s signature fall event, the annual Harvest and Heritage Festival.  Read more

Odd Fellows award scholarships

HONESDALE, PA — Freedom Lodge 88 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows recently awarded the Howard L. Goodenough Jr. Memorial Scholarship to three local graduates planning to attend college to further their education. Seen here are lodge members Forrest Goodenough, left, Paul Lautenschlager and Steven Martin; award recipients Haylee Goodenough, Kristen Schmale and Jocilyn Martin; Lodge Members Mike Kinzinger, Bert Terysen and Kevin Burke.

Senior raises library funds

HONESDALE, PA — Western Wayne High School student Sarah Bifano donated a check for $536 to the Wayne County Public Library after completing her senior project, a requirement for graduating seniors in Wayne County. Bifano’s project was to raise funds for the library, which she did by holding two yard sales and selling books at Waystock, a popular community event in Waymart.  Read more

Seed-saving workshop with ‘The Dirt Diva’

LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to learn techniques for seed saving at a Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Master Gardener workshop on Tuesday, September 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Delaware Highlands Conservancy community picnic

BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) will hold its annual Thank-You Picnic on September 6 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the organization’s Bethel office. The event is free for members and friends, and those considering joining the organization.  Read more

Scouts earn railroading badge

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Boy Scouts from both Shohola Troop #76 and Matamoras Troop #77 participated in a railroading merit badge program held recently at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Lancaster County. The day-long workshop featured various railroad–themed activities that included hands-on interactions with museum artifacts, a G-scale railroad simulation, a railroad technology and car tour, and multiple demonstrations. The Scouts also had an opportunity to ride on the Strasburg Railroad.  Read more

Senior citizens expo set

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — PA Assembly representatives Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) invite area senior citizens and their families to a free senior citizens expo on Thursday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dingman Township Fire Hall, 680 Log Tavern Rd., Milford (off Route 739).  Read more