What is “kitten season” you ask? It is the time of year when the warmer weather and longer days send un-spayed female cats into their heat cycle. Once the heat cycle begins, a female cat will become very affectionate and vocal in an effort to attract a mate. This behavior will bring the male cats a runnin’ from near and far to answer her call. A female cat can go into her first heat as young as five months of age and from early spring until fall she can go into heat every three weeks if she is not bred. Read more
Do you have or are working on a degree in videography, media, or a related field, or are you retired from the field and still have the passion for film? How would you like to spend a summer working for the National Park Service on the beautiful Upper Delaware River, while doing what you love? If so then Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is looking is for you. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The “Up Your Alley” bowling team of Cathy McKay, left, Jen Cronk, Kim Mckay and Katerina Cronk recently won first place in the Thursday Night Women’s Bowling League at the Liberty Bowl. The team, sponsored by Cronk’s Electronics, was one of nine teams. As a few teams are leaving this year, the league hopes to gain some new ones before the league convenes again in the fall. The team pictured here will be sponsored by Benji and Jakes in the 2014-15 season.
PIKE COUNTY, PA — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and the Pike-Monroe Woodland Owners Group for a free forest restoration workshop on Saturday, May 10 at Grey Towers National Historic Site and the Milford Experimental Forest, a privately owned research forest. Learn how to improve the health of your forest. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the summer session in Honesdale. Registration for courses in Honesdale will be held at Honesdale High School on Tuesday, May 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes begin on Wednesday, May 28 and end on Monday, August 4. Final exams will be held from Tuesday, August 5 through Monday, August 11. The class scheduled to be offered in Honesdale is psychology. For more information, call LCCC at 800/377-LCCC, extension 3828 or email email@example.com.
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Upper Delaware Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Jeff Bank have together sponsored Trout in the Classroom at Sullivan West Elementary School. On May 15, fifth-grade students will be celebrating Trout Release Day, with a number of events. The release day will take place at the junction of Route 52 and North Branch Road in Jeffersonville, where owner Jim Hughson has generously donated the use of the park. The property runs along Callicoon Creek and is maintained in memory of his daughter Lauren, a great lover of the outdoors. Read more
MATAMORAS, PA — The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce will hold the 24th annual spring banquet on Saturday, May 17 at the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The chamber invites everyone to join it for this celebration of businesses and volunteers in the tri-state area. Dinner, dancing, silent auction, awards and honors will be part of this evening. Read more
REGION — Fifteen Democratic women from Sullivan County attended the organizational Executive Committee meeting of the Democratic Women of Sullivan County (DWSC) in Hurleyville on Tuesday evening. The committee elected their slate of officers as follows: president, Donna Schick (Neversink); vice president, Andrea Reynosa (Tusten); secretary, Joan Stoddard (Liberty); treasurer, Debra Gabriel (Bethel). The DWSC General Membership will hold a kick-off meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 in Hurleyville with guest speaker Pat O’Dwyer, president of the New York State Democratic Women. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Caregivers or individuals with illnesses who may need help now or in the future can connect with local health and support agencies at a free educational opportunity in May. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center will offer Because We Care, a health information fair and forum, on Thursday, May 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center. Coffee, light refreshments and door prizes will be provided. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The New Hope Community (NHC) Foundation will host its fourth annual Wallace Berkowitz Cup on Monday, May 19 at Grossinger’s. Proceeds will benefit the NHC Foundation. This year’s event begins at 9:30 a.m. with golfer registration and a continental breakfast. The cup will tee off in a shotgun format at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at the turn, before teams wrap up the second nine and return to the clubhouse for the 4 p.m. reception. Read more
FALLSBURG, NY — On Sunday, June 1, Tarry Brae Golf Course in South Fallsburg will be the site of the 30th annual Alan Steingart Memorial Golf Tournament. The Fallsburg Lions Club welcomes golfers and sponsors. The cost for a player is $95, $85 for Town of Fallsburg Golf members. Included in the price are gifts, a lunch prior to shotgun start at 1 p.m., refreshments on the course, and an awards dinner. Robert Green Auto and Truck Dealerships are sponsoring a hole-in-one car. To register, call Cindy Perlmutter at 845/434-4321. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — Foodstock, a fundraiser for WJFF, will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Villa Roma. Foodstock brings local food vendors, farmers and other artisans together to provide free samples and sell their wares.
Tickets cost $20 with wine and $15 without. Call 845/482-4141 to reserve tickets.
NEVERSINK, NY — Superior Building Supply will hold its annual Contractor Day and Sander Races on May 15 at 1 p.m. with vendor displays to show new products and the manufacturers’ representatives on hand to answer product or installation questions.
A barbeque and the sander races will start at 6 p.m. and run until the last racer stands in the winner’s circle with the gold. Read more
REGION — The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) recently announced the winners of its ninth annual Children’s Building with LEGO® Blocks Contest. The contest was part of the annual Home and Garden Festival held on April 26 and 27.
“All of our contestants did a great job, which made it very difficult for the judges,” said Laurie Lourie, WCBA Chief Executive Director. “Congratulations to our winners.” Read more
MOUNTAINDALE, NY — The Kiwanis Clubs in the Hudson River West Division are holding their third annual Kiwanis Walks for Hunger on Saturday, May 17. This division is comprised of eight clubs in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. The walks will benefit the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, which serves over 300 sites to help alleviate hunger in the Hudson Valley area. Read more
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and the Valleys Museum announced the upcoming exhibition “Celebrating Catskill Waters: Past and Present,” which will open at the museum in early July. Many individuals, museums, historical societies and municipalities in Sullivan County are joining together to create this collaborative exhibition on water recreation in the county, including fishing, swimming and boating, over the past 150 years. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a yard sale/open house on Saturday, May 24. Billy’s is a rescue for abused farm animals located in Cherry Ridge Township. They are currently feeding, housing, and caring for more than 25 farm animals. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Restoration architect John Bowie is preparing the drawings and specification necessary to bid the final phase of its exterior restoration of the Daniels Farmhouse at Lock 31 D & H Canal Park, which includes the lock-side porch making the building handicapped accessible, and replacing five windows and two doors. Grant funding for this work is almost complete. Donations are always welcome. Read more
EQUINUNK, PA — Beginning on May 17, a new flea market will be held every third Saturday of the summer, on the grounds of the Manchester Community Library, 3879 Hancock Hwy., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors are welcome to reserve space for the fee of $5. Small tables are available for an additional $5. The site features ample parking. Light refreshments are available for purchase. Call 570/224-6399 or 570/224-8500 to confirm a space. Shoppers can expect to find books, household items and antiques. Rain or shine. Read more