NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) is now accepting applications for two 2014 Artists in the Community (AIC) grants of $2,000 apiece. Any Sullivan County artist in any genre (including writers) may apply. The purpose of the grant is to stimulate new and significant work in a community setting. Deadline is April 4, 2014. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Highlights Foundation and several award-winning science editors and writers will host a five-day workshop for children’s writers who share their love for discovery with young readers from March 16 to 21 at its 1,300-acre campus in northeastern Pennsylvania. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Teachers from Tri-Valley, Fallsburg, and Liberty school districts are invited to attend a free professional development opportunity on Thursday, March 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. Sullivan County school teachers in the New York City watershed can receive training on stream and watershed education offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The health of the brain plays a critical role in almost everything people do: thinking, feeling, remembering, working and playing. Researchers now know there’s a lot one can do to help keep the brain healthier as it ages that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Read more
What a week! I need to thank the two guys in a blue pickup who stopped to help my husband, Tommy. Last Wednesday during the freaky snow storm, he slid off the road and into a snow bank by the playground near Heinle’s General Store. He said the car was covered in snow and he could not see out the window. The two guys (I wish I knew who they were) could not get him out. Thank God, Lurch Campfield pulled up and pulled him right out. Read more
Here is an early picture of the Hawk’s Nest. Route 97 was built in random sections and the 70-mile road was not completed until 1939. The Hawk’s Nest was the first section to be constructed, during the 1920s, and was among the hardest and most dangerous to build. A car of that era can be seen on the road to the left. From the Tusten Historical Society’s collection.
LIBERTY, NY — The Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Department will hold Hanofee Park Pavilion rental reservations for Town of Liberty residents starting March 3. Non-resident reservations will begin March 17. Pavilions are a great place to hold family parties and gatherings from May 1 through September 30. There are two open pavilions and one enclosed pavilion to choose from. All pavilions are equipped with a kitchen area, grills and picnic tables. Also enjoy all the recreational areas that the park has to offer. For further information, contact the office at 845/292-7690.
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — “Under Pressure... Not Cracking” is the theme of the 2014 breakfast series, which Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress will kick off on Monday, March 10, in Poughkeepsie. Four county leaders in the northern part of the region will discuss issues facing their communities. The panel includes Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus, Sullivan County Legislative Chair Scott Samuelson and Ulster County Executive Michael Hein. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — At the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service on Sunday, March 2, Ginny Nordstrom will introduce yoga’s ethical observance of Svadhyaya titled “From The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice.” She will share Deborah Adele’s interpretation of this guideline as self-study. The program will be held at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. Refreshments and a social time will follow the program.
ALBANY, NY — Students from Sullivan County BOCES will join more than 100 other high school students from across the state to compete for over $2 million in scholarships at the 10th annual New York State ProStart Invitational held at The Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park on March 7 and 8. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The awards committee for the 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Summit is currently seeking applications for its second annual Nonprofit Innovation Award. The award honors local nonprofit organizations that demonstrate innovation in the areas of collaboration, marketing, organizational operations and programs. It offers a $5,000 cash prize, as well as an opportunity for the organization’s team to present its creative initiatives to the judges and nonprofit leaders at the March 27 event at Bethel Woods. Read more
REGION — Students are invited to play in the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra’s high school/college invitational to be held on Saturday, April 12 in Tunkhannock, PA and on Saturday, April 26 in Hawley, PA. You could be paid to play the violin, viola, cello, bass, or percussion. To be considered, video yourself playing the excerpts on the website www.NorthernTierSymphony.org, and send the video to NorthernTierSymphony@yahoo.com by March 1. For more information, call 570/289-1090.
HAWLEY, PA — The Youth Advisory Committee of the Wayne County Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Wallenpaupack North Intermediate School. The grant will be used to purchase an air mouse and projector for learning support students. This new technology will encourage hands-on and interactive class lessons. The foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) familiarizes high school students with the benefits of charitable giving. Wayne County high school students serve on the committee where they review mini-grant applications submitted by county schools. Read more
ELDRED, NY — Members of the Eldred Central School District (ECSD) Junior Varsity Basketball Team sport their “Playing for a Cure” shirts. The ECSD Varsity Club is selling the shirts as part of a yearlong fundraising effort to collect $3,000 for the American Cancer Society. To date, the club has collected $600, and it will continue to sponsor events throughout the school year. The shirts are available for sale at all home games or by contacting the main office at the high school.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS), 810 Main St., is working on new exhibits for the spring opening of the museum on Saturday, April 26. The new exhibits are titled “Mystery Portraits of Wayne County,” “Historic Floods of Wayne County,” and “Grandma’s Attic.” Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation recently presented a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne and Pike counties. The grant will assist the organization to launch a recruitment campaign in Wayne County to increase visibility, engage mentors, children and families. It will also be used to assist with mentor training. Pictured in the front row are Warren Schloesser, WCCF grants chairman, left; Cynthia Beeman, Big Brothers Big Sisters program director; Ann O’Hara, WCCF Grants Committee. Read more
FERNDALE, NY — Sullivan Renaissance will launch its 2014 grant program and new initiatives at its annual Conference, Local Market & Expo on Saturday, March 8 at the CVI Center in Ferndale. The theme is “Revitalizing Sullivan County—the Difference is You.” Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Transition Honesdale, a Wayne County based organization that promotes sustainable living, community building and sharing of skills, will offer an opportunity to develop some new cooking skills. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and the Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development will hold a free business seminar on Monday, February 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sullivan County BOCES, 6 Wierk Ave., Conference Room 1. Read more