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December 19, 2014
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Special presentation on gambling for senior citizens

WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging will host a special program about gambling and gambling addictions for seniors. Wayne County has three Senior Center locations and will have two events at each location. The morning session will be for staff, caregivers and family members of seniors who would like to learn more about the problem signs of gambling. The second session at each center will be for seniors to be able to identify possible signs of gambling problems in their friends or loved ones.  Read more

Twitter, LinkedIn classes at Port Jervis Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — Sohn Social Media Solutions will offer a series of classes on Twitter and LinkedIn at the Port Jervis Free Library, 138 Pike St., in April and May. The instructor is Tim Sohn, founder of Sohn Social Media Solutions, which provides social media education and marketing services for small businesses and the public.  Read more

All about trout, a presentation

LACKAWAXEN, PA — Robbie Mulberger from the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club’s Trout Hatchery will give a presentation on trout and their life-cycle at Lackawaxen Inn (aka Lackawaxen House) at 188 Scenic Drive on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. He will discuss how trout are grown in the hatchery and will also explain some of the stream enhancement projects undertaken within the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club.  Read more

Terrariums at the library

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Livingston Manor Library will host a terrarium-building workshop for adults and children 12 and over. The class will be taught by gardening expert Mia Koerner on Saturday, April 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Are you aware that April 6 through 12 is National Volunteer Week? Volunteering is rewarding, and we have many volunteers in Narrowsburg ranging from those working with our Tusten Youth Commission to make “growing-up-in-Narrowsburg” memories for the younger generation, to those volunteering to feed our elderly who need meals delivered to their homes.  Read more

Did You Know?

This is a picture taken in February 1940 of Bridge St. in Narrowsburg, NY looking west from the railroad bridge. The gas station on the left was Dexter’s Chevrolet (where the fire Department is now), followed by Crocker’s Store (replaced by UDC’s building), and then Miller’s Restaurant (now occupied by the Chinese Restaurant). On the right was the Community House and Park Movie Theatre, then Reiser’s house (torn down a few years ago), the Mary Hensz home (she drove a taxi service), the Ford Garage and then Mrs. Laffin’s house (she had a beauty parlor).  Read more

Programs at The Hub

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library will hold two upcoming workshops. On April 7, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Ken Herbig and Nancy Conod will present “Using Ancestry.com.” They will show you the basics of locating ancestors you never knew you had using Ancestry.com. They will also use resources that your library offers and free websites to help you in your quest.  Read more

Our local food hub at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — Join SEEDS on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at The Cooperage to hear about the Wayne County Food Hub—an effort to stimulate the economy of the local farming community by purchasing food from local farmers and producers. This nascent food hub is already resulting in job-training opportunities and employment for area youth.  Read more

Famed explorer to lecture at The Columns Museum

MILFORD, PA — On Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m., the Pike County Historical Society and Museum will host a lecture by caver and explorer Chris Nicola, followed by a cocktail reception and a chance to meet and greet the lecturer. Nicola is the founder of the Priest’s Grotto Heritage Project and is credited with discovering the caves in the Ukraine where several families hid during the Holocaust.  Read more

Foods of the Delaware Highlands Dinner with live and silent auctions

REGION — Celebrate the Upper Delaware River region and the 20 year anniversary of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) at the seventh annual Foods of the Delaware Highlands Gala on April 26 at 5 p.m. at the Settlers Inn in Hawley, PA. The event features a four-course farm-to-table dinner and wine tasting followed by a live auction.  Read more

Become a Renaissance intern

FERNDALE, NY — Sullivan Renaissance is recruiting a limited number of paid community interns for the 2014 season. The primary role of the interns is to assist with care of gardens and other elements of community projects throughout the county. Approximately 15 interns will be hired. Salary is $10 per hour.  Read more

Health insurance enrollment at library

MONTICELLO, NY — New York State of Health Marketplace enrollment appointments will be held at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Saturday, March 29. Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act Health Insurance continues through March 31. If you have not yet enrolled and would like to sit down one-on-one with a trained health care navigator on Saturday morning, March 29, call the library to make a 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. appointment. Call 845/794-4660 ext. 7. The March 31 deadline is fast approaching so make your appointment now. Specify when calling if bi-lingual assistance is needed.

Recovery Center raises parent awareness regarding hosting underage drinking parties

SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Recovery Center has launched its “Parents Who Host” marketing campaign in Sullivan County. The message of the campaign is that it is illegal to provide minors with alcohol; that parents should refrain from hosting parties for their teens where alcohol is served; and that anyone wishing to report a party where underage drinking is occurring can call the toll-free number provided.  Read more

Benefit dinner for Safe Haven at The Grotto

MILFORD, PA — The Grotto Italian Restaurant will offer a fundraising night to benefit Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc. on Friday, April 4 from 4 to 9 p.m. Adam Haygood, owner and executive chef, has a special menu planned for the supporters of Safe Haven. The Grotto will donate 75% of the evening’s proceeds to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Read more

United Way sponsors Broadway theatre trip

MONTICELLO, NY — On Wednesday, June 4, you can join United Way of Sullivan County for a day trip to see the acclaimed Broadway musical “Pippin” at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. The ticket price of $165 includes round trip luxury motor coach transportation, all-inclusive lunch at the renowned Carmine’s Restaurant, theatre ticket, fully loaded refreshment bag, onboard activities, giveaways, raffles and more. The bus leaves Monticello Shoprite Plaza at 9 a.m.  Read more

Hospital to Home: Web Class on Preparations for Seniors

LIBERTY, NY — The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) will hold a free web lecture, “Hospital to Home: Preparations for Seniors,” on Wednesday, April 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. This lecture will help caregivers avoid unnecessary readmissions through preparations of the home and family for the older adult’s return. Crucial aspects on what to expect the first day and first month after they return home will also be detailed. Coffee will be available.  Read more

GLBT Center announces Easter cookie decorating class

MILFORD, PA — The Upper Delaware GLBT Center (UDGLBT), 201 W. Harford St., will hold its second cookie-decorating class with Lora Wiley-Lennartz on Sunday, April 6 from noon to 3 p.m.  Read more

Explore a career in nursing at BOCES

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County BOCES Career and Technical Education Center will host an information session for the BOCES Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program on Thursday, April 3. Multiple sessions are offered, 1 to 2 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m., in the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre/Auditorium at the St. John Street Education Center.  Read more

Did You Know?

Pictured here in a snowy February 1940, is a scene of Narrowsburg’s Main St., looking toward the river bridge from the railroad overpass. On the right is Stranahan’s store, then the Mike Pries building (now housing the weaver and the jewelry shops), then the Gebbart building (it burned in 1945 and the bank was then built). The Gutheil’s private home was torn down to make way for the post office, built in 1967. The dark shape behind the tree is the Arlington Hotel with the Decker building at the very end. On the left is a gas station owned and run by Stranahan’s Store.  Read more

Free gardening training: Go from a brown thumb to a green thumb

FERNDALE, NY — The first of three free hands-on instructional trainings to teach the public about gardening will be held on Wednesday, April 2. The classes will be taught by Sullivan County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Gerald Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more