ABRAHAMSVILLE, PA — Weight-No-More YMCA fitness classes will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church. Get fit with friends and neighbors. All ages and abilities are welcome. The classes are free, but donations are welcome. The program started the first week of January and will run through March. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Youth Center received a donation from the Monticello office of Marshall & Sterling this holiday. Employees of Marshall & Sterling donated $5 in exchange for wearing jeans on Fridays in 2014, for a total of $525. After months of collecting, one participating employee’s name was chosen. That employee, sales executive Anne Backlund, was able to choose the charity that would benefit from the year’s efforts. Backlund chose the Delaware Youth Center’s Pool Fund, an ongoing fundraiser to replace the more than 50-year-old pool at the Callicoon facility. Read more
It seems the holidays pass, and then we quickly get back to reality with the arrival of one of our tax bills. Hopefully yours did not increase much. Please be assured that your Tusten legislators are very much aware of the need to keep taxes manageable, and the Town of Tusten raised taxes about 1.5%. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber recently celebrated the grand opening of Inner Light Healing with owner Judy Chant. The business will operate out of the Wells Fargo Bank office suites upstairs at 224 Broad St., Suite 206. Inner Light Healing is wellness nurturing through energy therapy. Chant graduated in 2004 from the four-year Barbara Brennan School of Healing, which awards degrees in Brennan Healing Science, an energetic system that combines hands-on healing with the living dynamics of our human energy-consciousness system. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello Business Association (MBA) will hold its first meeting of the year at Mr. Willy’s Restaurant on Route 42 South on January 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. This is not a membership drive and there is no cost to be a member of MBA. The only requirement is that you own or work for a business in the greater Monticello area. Read more
Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
November 17, 2014 — Landon Jacob Van Varick was born to Cassandra Klim and Jordan Van Varick of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandmother is Lina Klim of Moscow, PA. Paternal grandparents are Steven and Shelley Van Varick of Damascus, PA.
December 4, 2014 — Carter James Buehring was born to Sandra and Erich Carl Buehring Jr. of Beach Lake, PA. Grandmother is Edna Mahne of Carbondale, PA. Grandfather is Erich Buehring Sr. of Carbondale, PA. Read more
These happy little “horn blowers” first marched in the New Year for 1913. But they march again here to help me wish you a happy and healthy New Year for 2015. From the card collection of Ruth Behling.
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.
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Universalist Unitarian Fellowship will convene at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 4 at the Berlin Township Community Center to hear Pat Sanders lead a service focusing on the book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by surgeon Atul Gawande. The book calls for a change in the philosophy of health care, so that members of the medical profession might “enable well-being” rather than just health and survival. There will be a social time and refreshments following the service. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.
MONTICELLO, NY — The first meeting of the Sullivan County Philatelic Society in 2015 will take place on Saturday, January 3 at 1 p.m. at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center at 2 Jefferson St.
There will be a special trading session in which everyone brings an envelope of 25 stamps to trade with others. Each envelope will be put in the grab bag and then picked out. There will also be a 10-lot auction. The meeting is open to all.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will hold its annual meeting, including election of officers for 2015, on Thursday, January 8, at the UDC office located at 211 Bridge St. beginning at 7 p.m. This meeting is one week later than the normal first Thursday of the month. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — Catskill Citizens for Sustainability will hold a “Congratulations, It’s Ban” party on Sunday, January 4 at Kristal Bowl in Callicoon from 3 to 6 p.m. to celebrate the recent announcement that horizontal hydrofracking will be banned in the State of New York. Event information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/730989383636687.
Back in 1999, I worked in Pete’s Pub, and one night these two guys were sitting at a table waiting for me to take their order. I looked at this one guy and he looked at me, and he said “I know you from somewhere,” and I said, “I know you, too.” Before the night was over, I remembered where I knew him from: I worked 20 years doing microfilming, and he was the bigwig in Astoria Federal Bank in Lake Success, NY for whom I was converting mortgages. I came back to him and gave him his bill and said, “You are Steve Miss.” We had a good laugh. He owned a hunting camp in Cochecton Center. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The E.B. Crawford Public Library will host a Teen Maker program on Friday, January 9 at 4 p.m. Design and decorate your own mug using markers. There will be a Teen Advisory Group meeting on Wednesday, January 14 at 6 p.m. Earn community service and be an important part of the library. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — A web seminar titled “Caring for the Entire Senior: Mind, Body, and Soul,” will be offered on Wednesday, January 7, for caregivers and anyone concerned about an aging senior. It will be held at 1 p.m. by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. It is free of charge and light refreshments will be provided. Read more
ROCK HILL, NY — Selected applicants of the Pat Kennedy Memorial Scholarship (PKMS) can receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their child-care program costs for one year while attending Nana’s House Child Care Center, Inc., a non-profit child care center located in Rock Hill. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — A class on wild mushroom identification will be offered on Tuesday, January 13, by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Master Gardener Volunteer program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.
Nathaniel Whitmore, of Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society, will help participants to develop an understanding of the basics of mushroom identification, including the various categories of mushrooms, mushroom anatomy and other relevant information. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — The Patriot Connectors will host Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards as their speaker Thursday, January 8 at 7 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack High School Library. Edwards was elected into office on January 3, 2012 as the first female DA for Wayne County. The group will open early with an informal gathering at 6:30 for a social meet and greet. There is a lending library of informative and interesting books and DVDs, free magazines and literature, and petitions concerning current issues. This gathering meets on the second Thursday of each month year-round. Read more