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Did You Know?

The West Point Band traveled to Narrowsburg to take part in the big Centennial celebration in 1953. It is seen here as it rounded the corner by the Narrowsburg Inn/Century Hotel. It was a special feature of the 1953 Centennial Parade. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.

The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Business without Borders joint networking event

MILFORD, PA — The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce will present “Business without Borders,” a summer joint networking event at the Hotel Fauchere on Tuesday, July 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet and connect with businesses from all over the tri-state area. The Hotel Fauchere will offer a selection of hors d’oeuvres in their gardens, as well as drinks for purchase.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

Last weekend I was actually home, and I said to my husband that so many people come up here on vacation, let’s pretend we are on vacation. So we started our Saturday by helping out at Two Frank’s Café at St Francis Church. We went to Skinners Falls and sat by the river, went out to dinner at the Narrowsburg Inn, where we had great burgers and wings. Sunday we got together with friends and all went to Heinle’s for their Sunday brunch, where we ate like a pig—the best Boar’s Head bacon; if you have not tried it, you are missing out.  Read more

Conservancy welcomes new land protection coordinator

HAWLEY, PA and BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has welcomed Jennifer Sherwood to the organization as the new land protection coordinator. She joins the existing land protection team, which includes Amanda Subjin, stewardship and education coordinator; Jamie Bartholomew, monitoring coordinator; and Carol Smith, stewardship assistant.  Read more

Family Bible school at Methodist church

BARRYVILLE, NY — The Barryville United Methodist Church will sponsor a family Bible school on August 4 and 5 at the church on River Road/Rt. 97. The gathering is open to all beginning at 5 p.m. with a fellowship supper provided by the church, followed by praise and worship until 8 p.m. Children and adults will join in song and prayer for two evenings of “FFF: Food, Faith, Family.” There is no cost for this outreach program. For more details call the church office at 845/557-6216.

Unitarian service presents talk on peace

BEACH LAKE, PA — At 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 20 the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will sponsor a presentation by Mort Malkin and Christine San Jose titled “Our Genetic Heritage: Are We Wired for Violence or Cooperation?” They will make the case for cooperation and caring, based on human history from 50,000 BCE until now, including the story of Hatshepsut, the peaceful female pharaoh, and a reading of Edheduanna’s anti-war poem, “Lament to the Spirit of War.” Following the service at the Berlin Township Community Center, there will be social time and refreshments.  Read more

Taste of Sullivan County benefit drawing

MONTICELLO, NY — The Friends of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will hold a raffle for A Taste of Sullivan County. Winners of three prize packages will be drawn at the Monticello Bagel Festival on August 17. Each package will include gift certificates to a variety of restaurants in Sullivan County. The first prize package is valued at over $500, second prize at over $200, and third prize package is valued at over $100.  Read more

Woodsmen’s competition at Wayne County Fair

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Log rolling, a brand new event, will be added this year to the 31st Woodsmen’s Competition on Saturday, August 2 at 2 p.m. during the Wayne County Fair. Chainsaw tree felling, axe throwing, two-person crosscut, Jack and Jill crosscut, skill tree felling, and five classes of chain sawing, including one class for ladies only, will be featured. Competitors from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and beyond can win trophies and prize money for finishing in first, second or third places. The registration deadline is Friday, July 18.  Read more

Jeffersonville Lions Club to hold annual charity horse show

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Jeffersonville Lions Club will host its annual charity horse show at Bridle Hill Farm on Saturday, July 26. Classes for all levels of horse and rider are on the schedule, and new for this year are classes for standardbred horses. English, hunter and Western divisions are on the prize list.
All-day fees are offered for 4H and New York State Horse Council members. The farm is on Hemmer Road outside of Jeffersonville and spectators are welcome.  Read more

Search begins for new historical society director

HONESDALE, PA — The saying “History repeats itself” is one that is becoming all too familiar as the Wayne County Historical Society finds itself once again in the position of conducting a search for an executive director. The position is open for the second time in less than a year for the same reason. The current director will be leaving the area to accompany a spouse on a career opportunity.  Read more

Annual Firehouse Book Sale and Street Fair Book Sale

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — This summer two book sales will be held to benefit the Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL), the annual Firehouse Book Sale and the Callicoon Street Fair Book Sale. The Street Fair Book Sale will be held on Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot behind the library in Callicoon.  Read more

Book talk on ‘The Bully Pulpit’ at the library

MONTICELLO, NY — Career educator Tony Nappo will speak on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s most recent book, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,” at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m.

Goodwin has written numerous books including “The Fitzgeralds & the Kennedys” and “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.” She has received numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize in history, the Harold Washington Literary Award, the Ambassador Book Award, the Lincoln Prize and the Book Prize for American History.  Read more

Becker named Wayne County Historian

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County commissioners at their meeting on Thursday, July 10 appointed Peter W. Becker as the Wayne County Historian, a position made vacant with the passing of Richard Eldred earlier this year. Becker was named to the post on the recommendation of the Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS) by a resolution of the WCHS Board of Directors.  Read more

Did You Know?

This is a picture of Carl and “Toots” Wieland with their daughter getting a close look at the steam engine, circa 1950, at the Narrowsburg Erie Railroad Station. Carl was a plumber here in the area, and Toots was the telephone operator before the dial system was introduced to the town. Toots was the one we called to find out where the fire was, because the operator knew who called it in. This photo is from the Ruth & Frank Behling collection.  Read more

Liberty High School Class of 1964 reunion

LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Central High School Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th class reunion on October 24 to 26. Three days of sharing time together and visiting interesting locations will be included as part of the weekend agenda. Classmates are asked to call Ellen Noecker at 845/292-5410.

Ferndale and Narrowsburg residents graduate from Albany

ALBANY, NY — Two local students completed degree requirements at the 170th annual University at Albany Spring Commencement ceremonies May 16-18. Approximately 2,116 students participated in the undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18 on the Entry Plaza lawn at the main campus. Another 999 students received master’s degrees, doctoral degrees and graduate certificates at the graduate commencement ceremony May 17 at the SEFCU Arena, also on UAlbany’s main campus.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

I had a great few days away with my husband for his birthday. We spent it in Old Saybrook, CT. What a fabulous place. We went on a steam engine train ride up the Connecticut River and then took a steamboat back down the river. The next day we went on a two-hour brunch jazz cruise. What a fun time and good food. If you like trains and boats, this is the place to go. However, on the way home, I made a big mistake, which I will never do again; I went into the Wal-Mart in Monticello to get milk and soda. OMG, the place was a zoo. Next time if the parking lot is packed, I will keep going.  Read more

Summer schedule heats up at Old Stone House

HASBROUCK, NY — This month begins the season of ballet classes for kids at the Old Stone House of Hasbrouck. Ballet classes start Saturday, July 19 and are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and continue on the five subsequent Saturdays. A second class series is tentatively scheduled for Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m., when both kids and adults can study ballet together. Students work at their own pace and follow classic ballet discipline including floor exercises, barre and center-work, and across-floor practice.  Read more

Literacy classes for adults

WHITE LAKE, NY — Literacy Volunteers and Sullivan County BOCES are working together to offer basic literacy classes at the Bethel Literacy Center located in the former Duggan Elementary School in White Lake.  Read more

The Lodge at Woodloch earns top destination spa award

HAWLEY, PA — It was recently announced (and will be in the magazine’s August issue) that The Lodge at Woodloch is third in the destination spa category in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, selected by readers choice. This is the fourth year in a row The Lodge has made the list.  Read more