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April 28, 2015
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New hours at Bethany Library

BETHANY, PA — Starting Monday, June 16, Bethany Library will be open during the following hours: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting Wednesday, June 18, Children’s Story Hour with Anna will be held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. An open house will be held on Wednesday, June 25 during library hours to introduce the library’s new director, Anna Scarfalloto. The summer reading program will start soon. The library is located at 8 Court St. Call 570/ 253-4349.

Rededication of Woody the Bear: a little local history

COCHECTON, NY — The members of the Cochecton Preservation Society will be re-dedicating Dick Guttzeit’s carved bear on Saturday, June 14, at the train station located at 8537, Rt. 97, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The event is to remember Dick Guttzeit; Melvin Pierce, who inspired Dick to carve the bear; Woody Schlegel, for whom the bear was named; the brutal events Woody suffered by villains and Mother Nature; and to meet John Supino, the man who saved Woody from being scrapped. Refreshments will be served. There is plenty of parking and handicap accessibility. Tour the train station too.  Read more

Music in celebration

BEACH LAKE, PA — On Sunday June 15 percussionist Obi Kaye will present a program for the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UDUUF) focusing on the spiritual aspects of drumming and its religious uses in different cultures from shamanic (meditative) to ritual (ecstatic) drumming. He will touch on how it used to be employed in early Western traditions, including its use in the early Judeo Christian and Islamic traditions as well as its use in Native American, West African and Eastern traditions.  Read more

Strawberries at St. Paul’s

NARROWSBURG, NY — St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. A free-will donation is welcomed.  Read more

Summer reading at the Monticello library

MONTICELLO, NY — The summer reading program at Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library will offer a variety of programs for children and teens. This summer’s reading theme for kids is “Fizz Boom Read,” and the theme for teens is “Spark a Reaction.”

On June 18 at 5 p.m. the teen book discussion will consider “Th1treen R3asons Why” by Jay Asher. On June 26 at 6:15 p.m. the monthly millennial book discussion will talk about “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.  Read more

Orange Regional Medical Center announces star of the year

MIDDLETOWN, NY — In honor of National Hospital Week, May 11 to May 17, Orange Regional Medical Center announced its Star of the Year, Jayne O’Malley. O’Malley also earned this prestigious honor in 2005.

O’Malley is Orange Regional’s Lung and Head & Neck Cancer Patient Navigator and was chosen as this year’s Star of the Year for her diligence and hard work in providing excellent care to patients with lung, oral, head and neck cancers.  Read more

Orange Regional Medical Center honors exceptional nurse

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center has partnered with the DAISY Foundation to recognize its nurses for the excellent care they provide to patients. Erin Kirwin, Critical Care Registered Nurse, was chosen as the first honoree. Kirwan was honored for her care, compassion and professionalism while educating a patient and her family on the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) process and advocating for and providing guidance to the patient and her family during the last days of life.  Read more

Orange Regional Medical Center earns special designation for elder care

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center has been recently designated as a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) hospital, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to providing exemplary care to older patients. NICHE is the largest national geriatric care program for hospitals.  Read more

Crystal Run Healthcare prenatal classes

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Crystal Run Healthcare has added new class dates for its series of Prenatal Classes for Expectant Parents. In addition to the classes being held in Middletown and Warwick, classes will also be offered in Rock Hill at the Practice’s 61 Emerald Place location.  Read more

Bon Secours celebrates 20th anniversary of Mental Health Department

PORT JERVIS, NY — On Thursday, May 1, Bon Secours Community Hospital celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Mental Health Department and a quarter century of its New Directions Unit.

Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, has been treating mental illness for 20 years and providing rehabilitation, including “New Directions,” a detoxification program, for over 25 years.  Read more

Bon Secours hosted Behavioral Health Fair

PORT JERVIS, NY — May was Mental Health Month and in recognition of the importance of informing the public on how to protect behavioral health and promote general well being Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted an all day Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair.

The local community was treated to free refreshments, musical entertainment, children’s events and demonstrations along with dietary and therapy information and handouts.  Read more

Crystal Run Healthcare raises nearly $20,000 for Walk to Cure Arthritis

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Physicians and staff of Crystal Run Healthcare came together to raise funds for the 2014 Hudson Valley Walk to Cure Arthritis held on May 3 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Eleven employee teams raised a total of $14,208 in donations to benefit the walk. Including Crystal Run Healthcare’s corporate sponsorship, a grand total of $19,208 was donated to the New York chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, benefactor of the Walk to Cure Arthritis.  Read more

New Arrivals

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

5/2/14 — Alyvia Grace Worden was born to Holly and William Worden of Port Jervis, NY. Maternal grandparents are James Stewart of Milford, PA and Jane Stewart of Greely, PA. Paternal grandparents are Linda and R. Michael Worden of Port Jervis, NY.
5/5/14 — Lyra Ann Shencavitz was born to Angelica and George Shencavitz of Equinunk, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robin Becker of Damascus, PA and Robert Becker of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Theresa Jarski of Kingston, NY and George Shencavitz of Damascus, PA.  Read more

Charity Health System thanks volunteers

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Last year volunteers at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern donated a record 80,014 hours of their time in service.

On May 1, these three hospitals of the Bon Secours Charity Health System honored volunteers at a luncheon at the Fountains Wallkill Golf Course in Middletown. Senior administrators expressed their gratitude to the many dedicated men and women, ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens.

Bon Secours nurses complete ‘Caring Advocate’ program

WARWICK, NY — On Wednesday, April 30, six of seven registered nurses and one holistic health practitioner, all serving in Orange and Rockland county hospitals that form the Bon Secours Charity Health System, participated in a graduation ceremony held in the chapel at Mount Alverno Center.  Read more

What you need to know about Hepatitis C

Recently there has been increasing attention given to Hepatitis C in the print media because of new treatments available. Hepatitis C is not a newly discovered disease, but most of us are not aware of its potential to cause serious disease.  Read more

D-Day remembered at Wayne County Historical Society

HONESDALE, PA — To remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Wayne County Historical Society is inviting you to visit the Museum at 610 Main St., to view items from its World War II collection on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Any visitor who would like to participate is encouraged to leave a first-hand account of “Where were you?” on D-Day in 1944. A video presentation titled “D-Day: Reflections of Courage” will be shown every hour both days.  Read more

Eastern Pike Regional Police announce nonprofit foundation

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Officials announced the formation of a nonprofit foundation benefiting the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, in order to help provide additional crime prevention resources.

The foundation, created by members of the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, allows individuals and businesses to make tax-deductible donations to the department, with funds to go toward police programs, community projects and other initiatives.  Read more

New Hope community basketball team going to statewide Special Olympics

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community announced that its basketball team has been selected to compete at the Special Olympics State Games taking place June 6 through the 8 in Buffalo on the campus of SUNY Buffalo.

The New Hope Unified Basketball Team, comprised of supported individuals and New Hope staff, took home a gold medal from tournament play at SUNY New Paltz in April. The team competing at the upcoming state event is made up solely of supported individuals.  Read more

Merchant discount program helps community projects

FERNDALE, NY — Nearly 60 local businesses are offering financial support to community organizations that received grants as part of the 2014 Sullivan Renaissance program. The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce helped arrange for merchant discounts, typically from 10% to 30%, on products and services volunteers use to clean up and beautify communities.

“Beautification efforts increase tourism and boost the economy. The impact that Sullivan Renaissance has had on Sullivan County over more than a dozen years is visibly clear,” said Chamber of Commerce President Cathy Paty.  Read more