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Unitarians present Bud Rue Walkathon checks

BEACH LAKE, PA — Wayne County Habitat for Humanity, VIP (Victims intervention Program), Sullivan County Habitat for Humanity, and RISE (Rape Intervention Services and Education) of Sullivan County each received a check for $1,000 from the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, January 12. The donations were funded by proceeds from the annual Bud Rue Walk for Social Justice organized by the fellowship. Pat Sanders, president of the fellowship, is shown presenting the checks.  Read more

Assemblywoman Gunther visits New Hope Community

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community’s (NHC) Jessica Stiglich-Creamer, coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction, left, and Noah Ingber, a member of NHC’s board of directors and a resident of the community, right, presented original artworks by New Hope Community artists to Laurie Kelley, commissioner of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and state Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (District 100) during a recent tour. New Hope Community has served people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Sullivan County and surrounding areas since 1975.

January schedule of workshops at The Hub

PORT JERVIS, NY — A month of workshops on a variety of subjects will be presented at The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library. All programs are free and require pre-registration in person, or by calling 845/772-7586, or by email at thehub@portjervislibrary.org.  Read more

CCE workshops: Save Energy, Save Dollars

LIBERTY, NY — Homeowners and renters can learn to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills at a Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Sunday, January 26. This EmPower New York class is offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County at 10 a.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.

Participants at this free event learn about reducing energy bills by following some low-cost and no-cost energy conservation methods. Each person will receive three compact fluorescent light bulbs at no cost to them.  Read more

Youth introduction to 4-H shooting sports on Safety Day

LIBERTY, NY — A free informational session for families on the 4-H Shooting Sports and Environmental Education program will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County on Safety Day, Friday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.

This introductory program will cover the different shooting sports’ disciplines as well as safety rules and classification of various firearms. After a question-and-answer segment, there will be an opportunity for youth and new volunteers to sign up.  Read more

Chant founder achieves prestigious realtor status

REGION — Realtor Davis R. Chant, founder of the real estate firm Davis R. Chant Realtors, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has attained the status of Realtor Emeritus from the National Association of Realtors in recognition of his 40-year membership and lasting contributions to his profession.  Read more

‘In the Beginning’: Unitarian Universalist service

BEACH LAKE, PA — At the Sunday Service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UDUUF) on January 19, Stephen Stuart will present “In the Beginning” with a reading from Bruce A. Bode, Minister, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Port Townsend, WA.

The inviting words “in the beginning,” serve as an explanation and guide for a life and a religion. The human mind has a natural urge to trace things back, to try to get to the root, and there’s a sense that knowing the beginning helps one know where things might be headed and how to deal with them.  Read more

Sullivan BOCES and CCE partner to create an educational greenhouse

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan County BOCES and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) are partnering to build a learning lab greenhouse at the CCE campus on Ferndale-Loomis Road. It will provide both partners with a teaching greenhouse for a variety of programs like the Master Gardeners, nutrition programs and natural resources program. The greenhouse will also be used to store Sullivan Renaissance’s starter plants, trees and shrubs until they can be planted outdoors.  Read more

Vendors wanted for 2014 Honesdale events

HONESDALE, PA — Vendors are being sought for the 2014 Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) events. If you are a vendor and would like to receive an application for any GHP event, call Gail at 570/253-5492 or email ghp@visithonesdalepa.com (put “Vendor” in the subject line of your email).

Did You Know

This winter scene of Main Street in Narrowsburg, NY, circa 1919, shows the Decker Building on the far left and the Arlington Hotel in the center of the picture. Nest and Girard’s River Grill now occupy the Decker Building and The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance now own and occupy what was the Arlington Hotel. The picture seems to have been taken before there had been any attempt to clear snow from the street. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.

Lake Huntington News

I was out and about with my husband Tommy eating dinner at Angelina’s on The Hill the other night, when it was really cold out, and a bunch a kids came in—the Sullivan West Bulldogs basketball team—and not one of them had a coat on. Nice to be young. There was this one kid, Ronj Padu, wearing snap-up pants. Those of you who know me will understand that I had to ask him what kind of pants they were with the snaps up the side. He gave me a look and said warm-up pants, and then he went to the back room to eat his pizza or whatever it was he was eating.  Read more

Training in real life

There’s a new puppy at our house! Yep, going against all of the recommendations that the holidays are not a good time for a new pet, I did just that. On Thanksgiving morning, I made the trek to Syracuse, NY to pick up this newest member of our canine crew. Sully was just eight weeks old when I brought him home.  Read more

Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark announce date for Paw Jam

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark have announced a date for Paw Jam, a dinner and dance event to be held February 15 at The Erie Trackside Manor. Paw Jam will feature a live band and a small raffle of unique opportunities and items. Raffle items are currently being donated by businesses in the area.  Read more

New session of dog obedience classes to begin

SHOHOLA, PA — A new session of classes will begin with orientation, Monday, January 13 at 7 p.m. at the Tri-State Dog Obedience Club (TSDOC) facility at Shohola Business Center, Rte 6. TSDOC offers a wide variety of classes, held days and evenings, Monday to Friday. Registration prior to orientation is recommended. For a schedule of classes and times, and an application form, visit www.tristatedogobedienceclub.org or call 570/296-5594 and leave a message with your address.

Vaccine breakdown

After all the presents are given out and we clean up from the holiday festivities, many are left with a gift that keeps on giving everyday—that gift of a new puppy or kitten. The most important thing to consider with a puppy or kitten whether they are adopted from a local rescue group, purchased from a pet store, or from a local breeder. It is vital that you review all the paperwork provided to you when you pick up your new pet. Many agents will tell you that the animal is current on their vaccinations; however this may not always be the full picture.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

It has been a cold January and the month has just started. With the recent snows and sub-zero temperatures many of us have spent more time at home and indoors, perhaps resulting in some introspection leading to New Year’s resolutions. The problem with resolutions is they are often a bit too grand, or we promise the same ones year after year. Why not do something different this year? Make a resolution that is truly attainable and useful at the same time?  Read more

Did You Know

This is the two-story school that children of Narrowsburg attended until 1929 when the large central school on Erie Avenue was opened. This first school was on School Street, where the school playground was located (behind St Paul’s Lutheran Church). One teacher taught grades one through four on the first floor, and grades five through eight were taught by one teacher on the second floor.  Read more

Auxiliary announces raffle prizes

HONESDALE, PA — A one-year membership at Koles Aerobic and Fitness Center, a Woodloch Resort golf/spa weekend and a ladies Movado watch from Honesdale’s Main Street Jewelers are among the raffle prizes to be awarded at Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s 73rd annual Gala Ball on Saturday, January 18, at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort in Hawley.  Read more

Wayne County Public Library book clubs for children

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Public Library will hold two book clubs for children in two age groups. The book club for nine- to 12-year-olds will be on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Children will listen to a reading of “Big Nate In a Class by Himself,” make a craft and create a snack to go with it. This club encourages expression of opinions, listening and speaking skills as well as building confidence through cooking.  Read more

Monti Elks to hold hoop shoot

MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 is holding its annual Hoop Shoot on Saturday, January 11 at 10 a.m. at the Chase School in Wurtsboro. The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is open to boys and girls, ages eight to 13. Bring proof of age (birth certificate).  Read more