ROCK HILL, NY — Nana’s House is a not-for-profit childcare center in Sullivan County. On Saturday, April 26 they will host a silent auction at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant from 6 to 10 p.m. It will be an evening of food, entertainment and friendly competition. There are over 70 items from local and national companies including gift certificates, vacation packages and more. Read more
WAYMART, PA — The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) will host a free two-day electronic recycling event, to help divert electronic equipment from landfills where they may contaminate soil and water, at the 2014 Home & Garden Festival Electronics Recycling event at Ladore Camp & Conference Center. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Commercial food establishments and non-profit organizations with proper certifications are encouraged to apply for an opportunity to provide refreshments at the annual Festival of Wood at Grey Towers National Historic Site. All food vendors must meet required health and safety guidelines. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) is looking for craft vendors, antique dealers and artists/artisans for its upcoming Celebrate May. The one-day event will be held on Honesdale’s Main Street on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Transition Honesdale will conclude its winter film series this April with two screenings of the documentary “A Place at the Table” in Honesdale and Beach Lake. This film brings to the fore the issue of hunger in our country, where over 50 million Americans and more than one in four children don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Read more
BETHEL, NY — On March 27, a packed crowd of leaders from the region’s not-for-profit sector filled the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts as the Fourth Annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit got underway. They came to hear from key leaders in the nonprofit world about ideas for best practices and innovation, as well as to learn how new government regulations could impact their organizations. Read more
REGION — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau announced its 2014 Safety Poster and Essay Contest. This year’s theme is “Safer, Smarter on the Farm.” Four categories are available for entry. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Combined Energy Services (CES), a regional energy supplier, continues to help the Sullivan County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) keep its homeless dogs and cats protected and warm during the toughest winter months with its annual heating fuel donation.
In March, CES presented manager Debbie Dittert and president Dana Hawk-Heimbach of the SPCA with a $2,500 propane gas credit. Throughout the winter months, the SPCA struggles to heat its kennel due to lack of proper insulation in the aging cinderblock building. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Paula Ralston Nenish, vice president and compliance officer at The Dime Bank, was recently appointed Community Reinvestment Act Officer. Ralston Nenish, who joined The Dime Bank in May 2013, is responsible for the direction and oversight of the bank’s compliance management system including developing the compliance plan that covers compliance administration, monitoring, training, board reporting and complaint resolution. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The public will be able to grab a bite from one of Honesdale’s popular eateries in a new place, Wayne Health Pharmacy and Medical Equipment in the Stourbridge Professional Complex at Maple Avenue and Route 6. Camp Umpy’s Bagels & Stuff will now offer sandwiches, wraps and salads at the retail outlet. Read more
The pansies appearing in some of the window boxes on Main Street can only mean one thing: spring is here. It seems a strange spring. Every now and then you see the remains of snow that was piled high from what seemed like constant plowing. Just ignore those reminders of our long winter and concentrate on the warm weather, spring bulbs peaking up, and get out in the fresh air. A word of caution for you gardeners: be careful not to overdo it. Sometimes you get reminders in the form of evening aches and pains that you have been raking a bit too long. Read more
This is a picture of the hanger used for airplanes here in Narrowsburg, NY. It was in operation during the mid 1940s and was very active for several years thereafter. The airport was located where Lander’s Campground is now located. A great many people in this area received their pilot’s licenses here. Thanks to Art Hawker for donating this picture.
WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Office on Aging is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program. There will be several eight-hour sessions, taught by a volunteer instructor. Those completing the course will be given a certificate that is valid for three years. There will also be a four-hour classroom refresher course that is designed for drivers 50 and older. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Feral swine, also known as feral pigs or wild boars, have become a nuisance in New York along with many other states in the U.S. The term feral swine can be given to any domestic pig that escapes or is released, a wild boar native to Eurasia, or cross-breeds between the two. An informational session offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County, as part of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), will take place on Tuesday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Education Center. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will offer a series of career counseling workshops sponsored by the Ramapo Catskill Library System and the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy grant program. The workshops will be held at the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Survival Spanish is being offered at The Literacy Center, 63 North St. beginning Monday, April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. The class is held Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. The cost is $130 per person for 32 hours of instruction. Read more
In February, I went on a house call in Monticello to examine a dog named Georgia (“Georgie”). She had a large tumor the owners wanted me to look at. When I first examined Georgia I was in complete amazement at the size of the tumor that encompassed nearly all of the left side of her body. The Wuerthner family has cared for Georgia since she was a puppy and in the past two years the mass had grown at a very rapid rate. Local veterinarians had examined Georgia, but many said there was nothing to be done. Read more
Well, it looks like spring has finally sprung, and after this long, cold winter I for one am glad and am looking forward to getting out and doing some hiking with the dogs. Each season has its own potential dangers for dogs that are out and about, and with the warming up of the earth comes the awakening of the ticks. Once the ground thaws, ticks emerge in search of warm-blooded animals for their next meal. Oftentimes, that meal is our dog and even possibly us. Ugh! Read more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan is a finalist in the 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards annual competition. Voting is now open to name the college as the most innovative climate leader in higher education. Voters can go to www.planetforward.org/idea/suny-sullivan-our-living-laboratory. After viewing SUNY Sullivan’s video, voters should click on the box “Do you think this helps move the planet forward?” Voters are able to view the video and vote daily through April 15. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Several local historical groups joined together to hold a grand exhibition of historical artifacts and photographs related to the tri-state area. Participants are the Matamoras-Westfall Historical Society, Minisink Valley Historical Society, Town of Deerpark Museum, Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History (MARCH), and Pike County Historical Society.
The exhibition will be held at Riverview Inn, 400 Shay Lane, in Westfall on the weekend of April 12 and 13. The event is made possible through a grant received from Orange and Rockland Utilities. Read more