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Local craft brewer added to Roscoe Beer Co.

ROSCOE, NY — Since receiving its New York State Brewers License, Roscoe Beer Co. (RBC) continues the forward motion of its company by adding an on-site brewer, Joshua Hughes, who will continue the development of new craft beers. Hughes will begin brewing, and in the coming months will help RBC develop their plans for a larger brewing facility.  Read more

Pike County EDA to present plans to stimulate economy

HAWLEY, PA — In an effort to address unemployment, elevate the local wage scale, promote economic growth and achieve a full recovery from the 2008-09 recession, Pike County is planning to do something about these issues. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18 at Ehrhardt’s Restaurant at 205 Rte. 507 on Lake Wallenpaupack, the Pike County Economic Development Authority (EDA) will unveil a program designed to stimulate activity in several sectors of the Pike County economy.  Read more

Scouts to hold pinewood derby race

SHOHOLA, PA — The Milford Cub Scout Pack 71 will hold a pinewood derby on Saturday, February 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Shohola Elementary School. The public is invited to check out the race on a digital track, and anyone interested in racing can enter the open race. Participants must register by February 3. Car kits are available from the pack for $5. Come relive your childhood fun, or let your children experience it firsthand. To purchase a car kit or register for the race, contact Carol at dingbr@ptd.net or 570/296-6315.

WJFF hosts open house

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Local radio station WJFF 90.5 will open its doors on Saturday, February 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. for an open house. All are welcome and encouraged to come see how local community radio is made while the station presents live music during its on-air “Open Mic.”  Read more

Wayne County Historical Society receives donation for Canal Park

HONESDALE, PA — Peter Rodgers, president of Rodgers-Olver-Polley, Inc., recently presented the Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS) with a donation of $1,000 for ongoing work at the Lock 31 Canal Park Project and renovation of the Daniels Farm at New Castle between White Mills and Hawley. The gift was made available through the Lebanon Valley Insurance Company Foundation, which has a long tradition of making annual gifts to qualifying 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations recommended by one of their agents.  Read more

Hands of Hope seeking volunteers to help the homeless

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Pike County Hands of Hope (PCHOH), a charity that provides assistance to families and individuals who are homeless or near-homeless in the community, is currently seeking volunteers, including a part-time Hopeline coordinator, Hopeline volunteers, hands-on volunteers and a spiritual coordinator.  Read more

St. Dominic’s Academy invites alumni to reunion

HONESDALE, PA — As part of Catholic School Week, St. Dominic’s Academy will host a wine and cheese social for all alumni of Catholic education in Honesdale, on Friday, January 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Catholic Family Community Center (former Honesdale and St. Vincent’s Catholic School) on Cliff Street.  Read more

SkillsUSA dinner and education expo

LIBERTY, NY — The SkillsUSA chapter of the Career and Technical Education Center at Sullivan BOCES will host a roast beef dinner at the Rubin Pollack Education Center on Tuesday, February 11. In the event of inclement weather, the snow date is February 12. The cost of the dinner is $10. Takeout dinners will be available between 3 and 6:30 p.m.; sit-down dinners will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  Read more

Library ‘Young Author Series’ continues

CALLICOON, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library saw great success with its first series of young author visits. The first session featured authors K.L. Going, Wendy Townsend, and Clara Gillow Clark who shared readings from their respective books and also taught workshops to teens on various writing themes.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

Baby it’s cold outside—so much snow and it’s freezing. I do not know how the homeless people do it. If you have an elderly neighbor please check in on them.  Read more

Did You Know

Taken circa 1930, here is an early picture of Narrowsburg Lumber Company. Fred N. Hendrix, the founder, was joined by Earl O. Barnes and Arthur Van Schoick to form a corporation in May 1927. This 24-foot by 120-foot structure was completed and opened for business by June of that same year. It continued in business until October, 2002 when it was purchased by Dirlam Lumber Co. of Honesdale, PA. From the Tusten Historical Society collection.

Help Renaissance beautify communities

FERNDALE, NY — Individuals interested in helping to beautify Sullivan County are invited to a Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Open House on Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in the CVI Building at 165 Sullivan Ave. in Ferndale.  Read more

Photo workshop at the library

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library’s Public Computer Center (PCC) is running several events through February. Look for the five-part “Take Control of Your Photos” series, which will begin with the Managing Photos classes on Saturday, February 1 and 8 in Narrowsburg from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to download pictures from a camera or phone to a computer or other device, how to do basic editing, and work on moving and storing pictures both online and off.  Read more

Women’s Circle celebrates Tu B’shevat

MONTICELLO, NY — The Chabad of Monticello Jewish Women’s Circle recently celebrated Tu B’shevat, which is the Jewish New Year of Fruit Trees. Chany Zajac, wife of Chabad Rabbi Simcha Zajac, spoke about the meaning and customs of the holiday. The women enjoyed making, and proudly displaying, beautiful “fruit flowers” made out of a variety of fruits placed on wooden skewers. They sang songs about the holiday accompanied by Lori Schneider on the guitar. For information about future events of the Chabad of Monticello, call 845/397-2404 or visit www.jewishcatskills.org.

Western Sullivan Public Library computer center programs for February

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library’s Public Computer Center (PCC) is running several events through January and February.  Read more

Five reasons to love chocolate

A friend of mine once told me, “Don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like chocolate.” Well, I wouldn’t take it that far, but I certainly feel an affinity with fellow chocolate lovers. And so here are just a few reasons to love chocolate.  Read more

Fermentation preservation

Most food cultures have a traditional way of preserving food that involves fermentation. Salting cabbage and letting it sit, submerged in its own juices in a cool, dark place, makes sauerkraut. Not only does fermentation preserve the sauerkraut, but the process also produces beneficial organisms that help with digestion and increase some vitamins. Specific yeasts added to grape juice convert its sugar and turn the drink to wine. Yogurt is the most popular fermented milk product in the world. Sourdough bread is made by fermenting dough, using naturally occurring yeasts and lactobacilli (lactic acid bacteria). Kombucha is a sweetened tea, fermented with a symbiotic community of bacteria and yeasts. These are just a few examples.  Read more

Consumers to meet local food producers at CSA Fair

LIBERTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County will bring local food producers and consumers together for a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) Fair on Sunday, February 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is open to the public for those who wish to source locally produced food and value-added products. It will be held at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Artist returns to library to teach drawing workshop for teens

MONTICELLO, NY — The Friends of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will sponsor artist Danielle Barbour for a two-session storyboarding workshop on two Saturdays, February 1 and 8, with a snow date of Saturday, February 15. The workshop will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.  Read more

Visions for a sustainable future: a climate change symposium

ELDRED, NY — Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development (SASD) is partnering with North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) in Highland Lake, NY and with the Town of Highland on “The Weather Project,” a two-year exploration of all things relating to the weather: how it affects us and how we affect it.  Read more