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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

Lincoln Flag goes to DC; bus trip planned

MILFORD, PA — The famed blood-stained flag of the Pike County Historical Society (PCHS) left the Columns Museum for a three-month stay at Ford’s Theater Education and Learning Center on Saturday, February 28. The send-off was highlighted by a ceremony with Troop 5, Dingmans Ferry Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts, and local Marines of the 909 Gung Ho Division. The flag was received in Washington, DC by the staff of Ford’s and their assistant curator Heather Hoagland.  Read more

Bus trip to Empire Quilt Show

ROSCOE, NY — Join travel agent Barbara Hahl on a day trip via bus to the Empire Quilt Show at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City on Sunday, March 29. The quilt show will feature several speakers and seminars on different aspects of quilting. The show is only 13 blocks from the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, so people may choose to visit the shop if they wish. The bus will stop for dinner on the way back.  Read more

Chili contest at George L. Cooke

MONTICELLO, NY — George L. Cooke Elementary School nurse Cheri McGraw, left, teacher’s aide Elba Zadorian, and head chef and fourth-grade teacher Elyssa Olsen, accept the first-place trophy for their team, the Road Kill Hunters, in the school-wide chili contest held on February 12. Teacher’s aide Roseanne Green, also a team member, is not shown. The second-place winner was Cindy Osbourne, school secretary, with help from art teacher Amy Garrett.

GAIT holds birthday party

MILFORD, PA — GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center hosted a special birthday party on Saturday, February 1. Such birthday parties began when parents of riders with special needs noted that their children didn’t typically get invited to social events, such as a party. GAIT decided to host an event to honor its horses and give the children a fun, friendly social celebration.  Read more

Cultural grants available

NARROWSBURG, NY — Sullivan County nonprofit arts and community groups are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grants program, administered through the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA). The grants assist nonprofit organizations to present or produce cultural programming in Sullivan County. Sullivan Arts & Heritage grants fund programs, projects and services that focus on visual, performing, literary, media or folk arts; local or ethnic culture; architecture; or environmental arts. The application deadline is Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m.  Read more

‘Growing Older Together’

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will sponsor a community meeting, “Growing Older Together,” at the Berlin Township Community Center on Monday, March 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. The focus is on improving the services or living arrangements for older people in Wayne and Pike counties in Pennsylvania and Sullivan County in New York.  Read more

Become a school board member

LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County School Boards Association will host a free orientation for community residents interested in becoming a local school board member. The workshop will take place on March 23 at Sullivan County BOCES Administration Building from 7 to 9 p.m., in conference room one.  Read more

Book & brew club at The Hub

PORT JERVIS, NY — The public computer center (The Hub) at the Port Jervis Free Library has created a new club for the residents of Port Jervis and the surrounding Tri-State Area, The Hub Book and Brew Review. The club will meet for the first time on Wednesday, March 18, under the guidance of Kate Gessner and Taylor Sauschuck. Each month through the spring, the group will read a book and then meet at a specified restaurant or pub on a Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the book, and enjoy the food and beverage.  Read more

Volunteer victim advocates wanted

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc. will offer a training opportunity for volunteers to become victim advocates for our agency. Victim advocates help survivors of traumatic victimization on their road to recovery and healing by providing them with direct emotional support, information on the criminal justice system, resources in the community and crisis counseling.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

By the time you get to read my column, four days will have have passed from the time I wrote it.

My husband has a massive blood infection; all of his skin that was burnt from the radiation is infected with cellulitis. He is holding his own, but has gained 14 pounds of fluid. His lungs are full, and he has to have them sucked out. (I have to leave the room when they do this, or they will be cleaning up after me.) Tuesday, March 10 was two years since my mother went to heaven. It’s been a tough week, but ya have to keep going one day at a time.  Read more

Did You Know?

This picture, circa 1950, was used in an advertisement for the plumbing business of Charles J. Dexter. The building housed his business and his home. In order to accommodate the access to the new Narrowsburg bridge built in 1953, the building was dismantled. The building materials were used to build the house now located at the juncture of Kirk Road and Route 97, across from the Jeff Bank. The road signs seen here on the left stood where the old town well had been. They were removed for the new entrance to the bridge, as well. From the Tusten Historical Society collection.  Read more

Learn to make bread by hand

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Experience the ancient process of making freshly baked yeast-risen bread at the free workshop “Bread Making by Hand,” on Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55.

Participants will explore traditional and contemporary ingredients, techniques and methods for white, whole grain and gluten-free breads. Sample different breads and receive a booklet with both old and new time-tested recipes. Please register by Friday, March 20 by calling 845/985-7700.  Read more

Rolling V promotes Reebe

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Rolling V Bus Corp., a Sullivan County-based passenger transportation company, announced the promotion of Chris Reebe to the position of maintenance director.

A Rolling V employee for more than 12 years, Reebe will now oversee the day-to-day safety and maintenance operations for all Rolling V operations, headquartered in South Fallsburg.

“The oversight of the department is now in Chris’ hands, and we are confident that he is the right person for the job,” said Rolling V Bus Corp. President Phil Vallone.  Read more

Shawnee Inn goes green

UPPER DELAWARE REGION — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy welcomes the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort to the Green Lodging Partnership, an initiative that allows visitors to our region to invest in land conservation through a voluntary $2-per-stay donation at participating lodgings.  Read more