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UDC awards announced

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

Did You Know?

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

Coping with kitten season

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., a proud Vietnam veteran

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

Dinner to benefit family with sick dad

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

Farm bureau spring dinner

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

WCCF scholarship applications due

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

Narrowsburg News

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

Did You Know?

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

Jeffrey Gerson named to Barron’s Top 1,200

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

Decker promoted at Jeff Bank

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

Exploring yoga’s ethical practice

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.

Crawford seeks help designing space

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 Preservation Society seeks photographs of old Cochecton homes

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

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

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

Bryant grants offered

HONESDALE, PA — The Michael J. Bryant Memorial Fund will award grant monies totaling $2,650 to people with physical or developmental disabilities this spring. The fund is administered by the Wayne County Community Foundation.  Read more

Sign up for Port yard sale

PORT JERVIS, NY — Jervis’ fifth annual Citywide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain date Sunday, May 3. This is a great opportunity for churches, clubs, and civic groups to rally their membership for a fundraiser.  Read more

Auxiliary sponsors trip to Lancaster

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Sandy’s Travelers will sponsor an overnight trip to Lancaster departing at 7 a.m. on May 13 from Avery Transportation, Beach Lake. Tour the Amish countryside, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, Kitchen Kettle Village and a 1,700-square-foot model train layout at the ChooChoo Barn; ride the Strasburg Railroad steam train and do some outlet shopping. Enjoy dinner and a show at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Overnight accommodations at the Country Inn of Lancaster cost $360, single; $315, double; $290, triple. Payment is due by April 5.  Read more

Golf raises funds for Dessin

HONESDALE, PA — On Thursday, February 12, a memorial picture plaque honoring the late Dakota Lee Williams, who died at age 18 in an automobile accident in 2009, was presented to her family and is now prominently displayed in the lobby of Dessin Animal Shelter. The Williams family thanked all of the participants who attended the golf outing.

The family announced that the fifth annual Dakota Lee Williams golf tournament is in the initial planning stages and is scheduled for Sunday, July 11.  Read more

Senior dog care

Being a responsible pet owner comes with the joys of puppyhood, the active lifestyle of having an adult dog and the “golden years” with a senior. A dog is considered to be a senior, depending on its size and breed, when it has reached seven years of age. Some breeds are considered to be seniors sooner than age seven. Some of those breeds are Great Danes, Irish wolfhounds, German shepherds, St. Bernards and Newfoundlands. As with all other stages of your pet’s life, preventative care is crucial to early detection and management of diseases as well as better health management.  Read more