BEACH LAKE, PA — Ellen Bay will deliver a talk, “50 Shades of Forgiveness,” titled to recognize the emotional and spiritual complexity of the subject, at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Berlin Township Community Center. At this service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Bay will examine both forgiveness of others and self-forgiveness from the perspectives of a variety of religious and community leaders. She is a psychologist and photographer who splits her time between Milanville and Manhattan. Read more
HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre, the award-winning theatre company, is registering children and teens for its spring session of drama classes for children and young adults. Classes will be held Thursdays starting April 23 and run for eight weeks until June 11.
Children’s Creative Drama class for ages six to 12 years of age will be taught by NACL artistic director Tannis Kowalchuk, and held Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $95. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) has announced the recipients of its annual awards, to be honored at a dinner on April 26 at Central House Family Resort in Beach Lake, PA. Recipients are:
Distinguished Service Award ~ Glenn H. Voss of Beach Lake, PA
Chief Ranger, 1984-1999, National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (retired)
Robin M. Daniels Memorial Lifesaving Award ~ Eric J. Mankowski of Bethlehem, PA
The July 26, 2014 rescue of a drowning swimmer near Staircase Rapids
Partnership Award ~ The Weather Project Read more
Pictured here in 1957 are Mickey Behling on the left, and Eileen Feeney. The sign Mickey is holding reads: “The Lady and the Tramp.” They are hamming it up in the masquerade party at Peggy Runway Lodge. Mickey was the wife of Chris Behling. (Jill Padua is their daughter.) Eileen and her family came to the lodge as guests for many summers. Resorts like the lodge created their own entertainment in those years with talent shows, masquerades and bathing beauty contests, etc. TV reception was almost non-existent at the time. The photograph is donated by Jill Padua. Read more
REGION — With early spring starts “kitten season,” the time of year when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters with homeless cats and kittens. As shelters struggle to house as many of these cats as possible, the risk of disease increases dramatically. The influx of kittens also means that difficult decisions must be made about which kittens and cats can be saved. Read more
Thomas Joseph Edward Hennessy Jr. was born July 12, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY. He moved to Bellerose in 1958 with his parents Thomas Sr. and Dorothy and his brothers and his sister Eileen, whom he loved and adored, and his Nana Florence, whom he loved more than words can say. Tommy would come into the house and say, “Yo, Harry,” and Nana would answer, “Yeah, Schwartz.” Those nicknames they had for each other expressed a very special love. Read more
NEVERSINK, NY — There will be an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner to benefit the Krummack family at the Neversink Fire Department, located at 7486 Route 55, on Saturday, April 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. Chris Krummack was diagnosed with cancer, and due to the nature of his illness, has not worked since November of 2014. He is the sole breadwinner in his family of five. He has coached sports, volunteered for many community programs, and has been deeply engaged in his faith community, and the community has arranged this benefit to give back some of what he has given. Read more
WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES, PA — New Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Vice President Chris Hoffman will be the featured speaker at the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau Spring Dinner. Hoffman owns Lazy Hog Farms in Juniata County, where he manages several hog barns and raises 47,000 chickens. One of the highlights of the evening will be the awarding of scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. The funds are provided by local businesses that purchase advertising in Wayne/Pike’s ad booklet. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — This June, the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) will award 36 different scholarships, amounting to over $46,000, to deserving Wayne County resident high school graduates. The foundation has been awarding scholarships for the past 20 years, and the number and amount of individual scholarships grows each year thanks to the ongoing support of our faithful donor supporters. All Wayne County residents are eligible who will graduate from either public or private schools in or outside Wayne County. Read more
This week, March 20 marks the first day of spring, when the earth’s axis turns toward the sun, and the days rapidly become longer. Oh, sun, let the melting begin, and away with all the snow! We will welcome the color green once again in our front yards and along roadsides. There are already signs of spring; bluebirds and in some cases the tops of daffodils are beginning to show. Read more
The J.S. Anderson building is shown here after 1894. It had been rebuilt in brick after the disastrous fire in 1893 that consumed several wooden buildings on the north end of Narrowsburg’s Main Street. In that era, many of the Main Street structures boasted an awning over the sidewalk fronting their stores as you see in this photo. A fourth floor was later added to this building. Read more
New York, NY — Jeffrey Gerson, who maintains a residence in Barryville, has been named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2015 State-by-State. Gerson is executive director, sports and entertainment group director, senior portfolio management director and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley’s Penn Plaza Wealth Management office. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeff Bank has announced the appointment of Rhonda Decker to the role of senior vice president and branch administrator. In this role, Decker is responsible for oversight of Jeff Bank’s 12 banking locations including sales, customer service, operations, security and staffing. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Ginny Nordstrom will share Deborah Adele’s essay on Santosha or contentment from her book, “The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice” at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 22 at the Berlin Township Community Center. As she explores the philosophy of the guideline of contentment, Adele interweaves practical examples and stories to illustrate that “contentment can only be found in acceptance and appreciation of what is in the moment.” Conversation and refreshments follow after the service. For directions see www.uduuf.org/directions.
MONTICELLO, NY — Renovations are underway at the building that will soon become the new home for the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, the library staff and board are now turning their attention to designing the outdoor space. Read more
COCHECTON, NY — The Cochecton Preservation Society (CPS) is planning to create a display at the Cochecton Train Station of the oldest, still-standing homes in Cochecton. It invites Cochecton residents to help by sharing pictures from the past and helping it obtain photographs taken in the present.
If you live in a home built before or during the early 1900s, Jerold Yavarkovsky would like to take pictures of it. Call 845/932-8210. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Ann Street School will host “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” on Saturday, March 21. A breakfast of pancakes and sausage will be served. Seating times for the breakfast will be 9 and 10 a.m. The cost for children is $4 and for adults is $5. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will also be available. All proceeds will benefit The Ann Street School, Eileen Carmody Scholarship Fund. The Ann Street School is a non-profit, private, academic preschool providing high quality early learning programs to the community for over 25 years. Read more