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September 21, 2014
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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

Festival seeks exhibitors

WAYMART, PA — The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) invites vendors to sign up now for its annual spring home and garden festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 at Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center.  Read more

Expanded hours at Honesdale Family Health Center

HONESDALE, PA — Effective January 7, Melissa Rickard, CRNP, MSN, board-certified family nurse practitioner at the Honesdale Family Health Center will offer expanded office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Patients can be seen as early as 8 a.m. with the final appointment scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Rickard provides primary care services for children over age six up to adults, and is currently accepting new patients. She has been practicing at the Honesdale Family Health Center, located in the Stourbridge Medical and Professional Building on Route 6 and Maple Avenue, since its inception in 2008.  Read more

Play groups at Honesdale’s Family Center

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Family Center recently announced that free play groups will again be offered at the center’s Honesdale site. Groups will be scheduled on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Dates through June 2014 are January 15, February 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, April 2 and 16, May 7 and 21 and June 4 and 18.  Read more

Wayne County Arts Alliance sets 2014 Artists’ Studio Tour

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) is accepting applications for its Artists’ Studio Tour to be held on July 11 through 13. It is open only to WCAA members; completed applications are due by Monday, February 3. If sent through the mail, applications must be postmarked no later than Saturday, February 1. Mail to Wayne County Arts Alliance, Attn: Artists’ Studio Tour, 1023 Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431.

For details on cost and other requirements to apply, visit www.facebook.com/waynecountyartsalliance. Application details were posted on December 16.

SEQRA Educational Conference hosted by SC Partnership

ROCK HILL, NY — The Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development will host a complimentary SEQRA Educational Conference on Wednesday, January 15 at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant with a presentation from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 6 p.m.  Read more

Fitness classes for everyone

MONTICELLO, NY — This January, the Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is offering several fitness classes. All classes are held at the St. John Street Education Center in Monticello and cost $65 for the series.  Read more

Open house to learn about career resources

LAKE ARIEL, PA — The Northeast Innovation Alliance, formerly known as Workforce Wayne, offers career and training resources at its eight Community Career & Training Sites located in local libraries in Pike and Wayne counties. Join them for a free open house on Thursday, January 16 at The Community Library of Lake & Salem Townships, 518 Easton Turnpike, from 3 to 4 p.m.  Read more

Green Door winter release party in Rhinebeck

LIBERTY, NY — Green Door magazine, a popular quarterly throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley in upstate New York, announces the publication of the winter issue at an event in Dutchess County. The publication focuses on the benefits of country living in a socially conscious society, and the event brings together local businesses with the Sullivan County-based magazine. The party will be at the bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, at 6423 Montgomery Street on Rte. 9 in Rhinebeck on January 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Read more

Local eye care provider nominated as finalist for 2013 Optical Awards

HONESDALE, PA — Northeastern Eye Institute, a leading comprehensive eye care center in Northeastern Pennsylvania, has been named a national finalist for the Transitions Awards program which recognizes optical labs, optical retailers and eye care professionals for their year-long commitment to promoting eye health and photochromic lenses. The winner will be announced during the Transitions Academy, held January 26 to 29, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando.  Read more

Seminar: ‘Twitter for small business success’

HAWLEY, PA — A seminar, titled “Twitter for Small Business Success” will be held on Thursday, January 16 (rescheduled from November 21) at the Wayne/Pike Technology Training Lab in the Hawley Silk Mill, Suite 212 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Presenter Tim Sohn, CEO, Sohn Social Media Solutions in Shohola discusses how small business owners can use Twitter to spread the word about their businesses, network with other small business professionals and improve customer service.  Read more

Lacawac Sanctuary grows, seeks volunteers

LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary, which formed several new educational and scientific research alliances in 2013—with Miami University of Ohio, Drexel University and The Academy of Natural Sciences—is pushing forward with its plan to become the headquarters for a new environmental research and education consortium.  Read more