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Feed-A-Friend Campaign starts in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The WNEP Feed-A-Friend campaign has begun. Now in its 30th year, WNEP-TV, Pepsi-Cola and the community have collected and distributed food to needy families in many local communities. All of the money and food collected in Wayne County stays in Wayne County to help support local food pantries. Donation bottles, sponsored by Pepsi, and barrels marked “Feed-A-Friend,” will be on display throughout November for non-perishable items.  Read more

Fellowship Fair at St. Paul’s in Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — The annual Fellowship Fair to benefit St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will be held Saturday, November 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall, 31 Erie Ave. St. Paul’s Women’s Group sponsors the event.

Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering hot beef on a bun, homemade soups and desserts. Tables will display baked goods, Rada cutlery, crafts and various white elephant surprises.  Read more

Barbara Durbak to be honored with community service award

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — The SYDA Foundation announced that Barbara Durbak of Woodbourn. has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award. The award includes a monetary gift of $5,000. The award will be presented to Durbak on Thursday, November 20 at 2 p.m., at the monthly meeting of the Sullivan County Legislature at the Sullivan County government center in Monticello. The public is invited.  Read more

Free Thanksgiving meal in Monticello

MONTICELLO, NY — The Food Pantry Committee of the Monticello Interfaith Council is planning a free community Thanksgiving Meal on Saturday, November 22 and is asking for contributions from area groups and individuals. The meal will be held between 12 noon and 4 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Monticello High School.

“We are driven to meet a need in our community and bring people together,” says Janet Veale, Food Pantry Committee member. “We are aiming to provide a warm meal in an inviting setting for at least 500 people. But we can’t do it without assistance.”  Read more

Conservation District funds school educational projects

PIKE COUNTY, PA — The Pike County Conservation District recently awarded two $500 environmental education grants to Wallenpaupack and Delaware Valley School districts for projects to be completed this school year. Wallenpaupack Middle School will be using the funds to purchase supplies for their student garden project. Dingman-Delaware Elementary School will construct a shade structure to add to their outdoor classroom.  Read more

Wayne County Historical Society to hold Fall Dinner

HAWLEY, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society will hold its annual Fall Dinner on Saturday, November 1 at 5 p.m. at Lukan’s Farm Resort near Hawley. In addition to a meal, the activities for the evening include a gala silent auction with baskets and gift certificates. Shown in the photo are volunteers Sue Houck and Kay Stephenson with some of the baskets that will be sold at auction, and an original Howard Becker painting (dated 1954) which will also be auctioned on Saturday night.  Read more

Teen bloggers needed at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. (EB) Crawford Public Library is looking for teens who love reading and writing to be bloggers for the library’s Tumblr. They are looking for teens to write book reviews, poems, short stories, fan fiction, and anything else you can think of. If you are interested, attend the informational meeting on November 18 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Joanna at 845/794-4660 ext. 8, or by email at jgoldfarb@rcls.org.

Join in the volunteer planting of spring bulbs

CALLICOON, NY — Volunteers will be planting spring bulbs on each of the first two Sundays in November at locations throughout the hamlet of Callicoon. The planting is scheduled by the Callicoon Business Association. Sullivan Renaissance is providing bulbs and planting instruction in order to promote the use of deer-resident bulbs and encourage volunteer participation through the fall.  Read more

Auxiliary plans 74th Mistletoe Ball

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is planning a special evening for its 74th annual Mistletoe Ball on January 17 at the Waterfront at Ehrhardt’s in Tafton. “A Pink Tie Affair” will feature prizes for the most creative tie and the most creative accessory and offer 10 special raffle items. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a mobile telecommunications van equipped with mammography and ultrasound systems. The van will improve access to mammography throughout the hospital’s service area.  Read more

Help save Dessin Animal Shelter

HONESDALE, PA — Petfinder has partnered with Pets Add Life to help more pets find homes. A total of $50,000 will be given away to three Petfinder member organizations. Between October 22 and November 19, you can vote for Dessin Animal Shelter once per day. If Dessin has the most votes they can win the money.  Read more

Local cookbook raises funds for victims of violence

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Safe Haven of Pike County has published its first cookbook, “A Taste of Pike County,” featuring a collection of recipes from the area’s restaurants and markets. All profits go directly to help the victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and serious crime in Pike County.
The cookbook includes recipes for everything from meat, poultry and vegetable dishes to a selection of soup and bread recipes, plus (of course) desserts and drinks.  Read more

Participants sought for Santa Parade fun

HONESDALE, PA — Participants are wanted for this year’s Santa Parade in Honesdale. The parade is scheduled for Friday, November 28 (rain date Saturday, November 29). Lineup will begin at 5 p.m. in the Top Notch parking area on Fourth Street and the parade will kick off at 6 p.m. The parade will end in Central Park and be immediately followed by the traditional tree lighting ceremony.  Read more

Western Sullivan Public Library Announces Saturday Movies @ Your Library

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will be offering a monthly movie for children and their parents/caregivers. The films will be shown at the Jeffersonville branch on the first Saturday of the month, starting with Saturday November 1, and will include a G or PG rated movie suitable for the whole family. Movies start promptly at 10:30 a.m. A list of upcoming movies can be found at your local branch. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn will be provided. November’s movie is rated PG and runs 100 minutes.  Read more

Sponsors support PCPL’s first anniversary celebration

MATAMORAS, PA — The Pike County Public Library Board of Directors and Friends of the Library is inviting the public to attend the first anniversary celebration of the Dorothy E. Warner Building of the Pike County Public Library. The dinner dance will be held on Saturday, November 1 at the Best Western. Cocktails are from 6 to 7 p.m. with dinner and dancing from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.  Read more

Increasing Spanish-speaking volunteers in beautification

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan Renaissance has hired a bilingual consultant to study how to increase the participation of Spanish-speaking volunteers in Sullivan Renaissance’s beautification and community-development programs, and help cultivate gardening and horticultural skills within the Spanish speaking community. Araceli (Ari) Mir-Pontier of Barryville will develop recommendations for a program that integrates this outreach into Sullivan Renaissance.  Read more

Halloween candy buy-back program sends candy to troops

PORT JERVIS, NY — Local, family-owned practice, Aesthetic Family Dentistry, will host its second annual Halloween Candy Buy-back program on Monday, November 3 in their office, located at 155 East Main St. From 4 to 6 p.m., families can drop off their unwanted or excess candy at Aesthetic Family Dentistry. All those who donate will be entered into a raffle to win prizes, which will be announced at a later date.  Read more

Did You Know?

Seen here in the early 1900’s are two young women standing on what was the old town well. Located in the middle of the juncture of Main and Bridge streets, a slight indent in the road can still be noticed there.

Fenced and with a “Danger” sign overhead, the well had a bucket attached to a rope for access to the water. According to Ron Rasmussen, the water was of poor quality. The smaller sign cautioned drivers coming over the bridge about the speed limit. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling Collection.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

On Sunday, October 19 approximately 50 people attended the annual meeting of the Tusten Historical Society. Grace Johansen, founder, and leader since the inception of the organization over 15 years ago, stepped down as president, passing the gavel to Marge Janowski, a lifetime resident of Tusten. Marge’s first order of official business was to pay tribute to Grace for her dedication to the society. Grace was presented with a clock as a token of appreciation for her many years of leadership.  Read more

CROP Hunger Walk raises money to fight hunger world wide

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County CROP Hunger Walk was held on Sunday, October 5 in Jeffersonville. More than $4,500 was contributed by our neighbors and friends to support the hunger-fighting efforts of Church World Service, both here in Sullivan County and around the world. CROP Hunger Walks help support struggling families in the U.S. by providing up to 25% of what is raised by the local walk for food banks, soup kitchens, and community gardens. Although the physical walk is over, donations can still be made to support the Sullivan County CROP Hunger Walk online at www.cropwalk.org.

Habitat Enhancement Workshop Series

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Conservation District will hold the second program in a series of workshops focusing on wildlife habitat enhancement. Wildlife food plots can provide opportunities to view wildlife or develop a healthier wildlife population if done properly.  Read more