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September 30, 2014
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50th wedding anniversary

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Russell and Barbara (nee Merkenschlager) Gloor of Leesburg, FL, formerly of Lake Huntington, NY recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A celebration, attended by many family and friends, was held at The Central House in Beach Lake, PA.  Read more

BOCES culinary students spread joy

LIBERTY – On December 18, the Culinary Arts students from the Career and Technical Education Center at BOCES took time from their studies to spread holiday cheer to community members who reside at Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility. Each student delivered a homemade dough ornament. This simple act of holiday spirit put smiles on faces of everyone.  Read more

Extension holds workshop for family caregivers

LIBERTY, NY — A free family caregiver workshop, “Self-Care through the Healing Power of Gratitude,” is slated for Tuesday, January 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. The alternate snow date is Thursday, January 16.  Read more

Pilot program turns Christmas trees into mulch

MONTICELLO, NY — The Village of Monticello Department of Public Works (DPW) will provide curbside pickup and recycling of Christmas trees through a new pilot program in partnership with Sullivan Renaissance. Christmas trees left at the curb within the village limits through the month of January will be picked up by the DPW and brought to DeHoyos Park to be chipped. All decorations, lights and stands must be removed before recycling.  Read more

Leftover Champagne?

On the rare occasion when you have leftover champagne, there are an amazing number of ways to use this special wine, and not only for cocktails, mimosas, or champagne punch.
Over the years, I have seen recipes for:
Champagne cake (and cupcakes), where the bubbly is one of the liquid ingredients in the batter and is also stirred into the icing. (BTW: You can find this and all of the recipes that follow on the Internet. Just Google the word “recipe” along with the key word and the word “champagne.”  Read more

Cooke students learn about rare musical instruments

MONTICELLO, NY — Two talented women from Simple Gifts Music recently visited students at George L. Cooke Elementary School. Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon play an array of instruments that some students never have seen before. Some of the instruments were called the banjolin, a bowed psaltery, the hammered dulcimer, and they played a few others as well. They also played music with the instruments from a variety of ethnic folk songs.  Read more

Monticello Middle School Builders Club give holiday cards to veterans

MONTICELLO, NY — Members of the RJK Middle School Builders Club have been busy this fall with many community service projects. The students sent holiday greeting cards and included personal messages to veterans at the Veterans Medical Center at Castle Point, New York.  Read more

4th graders entertain at senior centers

HAWLEY, PA— Wallenpaupack North Intermediate School Choir Director Loriann Kerber, along with her 4th grade students, sang Christmas carols and holiday tunes at the Honesdale Senior Center. Then each student gave a gift to one of the seniors. Afterwards they continued on to the Hawley Senior Center to entertain there.

Wayne County’s three senior centers, in Honesdale, Hawley or Hamlin, serve lunch Monday through Friday for anyone age 60 and over. A day’s advance notice is requested. Call 570/253-4262 for information, or visit aging.co.wayne.pa.us on the Internet.

Wayne chambers of commerce plan merger

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The boards of directors of three chambers of commerce—The Pocono Lake Region Chamber, The Southern Wayne Chamber and the Wayne County Chamber—are recommending a merger, to be known as The Chamber of the Northern Poconos.  Read more

Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grants awarded for 2013

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Nine local cultural organizations received $6,500 in Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grants (SCAHG) for cultural programming throughout 2013. Allocated by the Sullivan County legislators and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), the grants assist nonprofit organizations to present or produce cultural programming in Sullivan County.  Read more

Western Wayne School District gives generous donation

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Members of Western Wayne High School Little Angels Co-Chairs National Honor Society stand with the toy donation that had been collected for the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau. The faculty of Western Wayne School District also had a dress down day to raise money for the bureau. In total they raised $895. Pictured are Ben Gill (NHS Advisor), left, Izzy Esposito (NHS President), Kelsey Russo (NHS Vice President), Olivia Funk (NHS Secretary), Jordyn Jacques (NHS Treasurer) and Kendra Wayman (NHS Advisor).

Damascus School cheerleaders give back

DAMASCUS, PA — This year in the season of giving, the Damascus School cheerleader team collected and donated toys to the Wayne County Ford Toys for Tots, along with writing cards to veterans. The girls also accept Rachel’s Challenge, which is an organization whose mission is to "motivate, educate and bring positive change to many young people" and also to end school bullying.

Roscoe Beer Co. selects winner for student advertising competition

ROSCOE, NY — Roscoe Beer Co. selected a student team from SUNY Sullivan’s Principles of Advertising class, taught by Professor Ron Bernthal, as the winner of its recent print advertising competition. The student team consisted of Keila Gomes-Borges of Boston, MA, Aaron Raphael from Tanzania, Africa, and Danny Gonzales from Brooklyn, NY. The local beer company announced the competition last month as an opportunity for students to gain real-life advertising experience.  Read more

Coasters Club donates to Children’s Christmas Bureau

HONESDALE, PA — The Coasters Car Club recently presented the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau (WCCCB) with a check for $1,500. The latest donation, presented on behalf of the club’s members by president Arnie Milidantri, brings the club’s total local charity contributions for the past eight years to over $44,500. Also on hand for the presentation to Carleen Faatz, representing the WCCCB, was vice president Joe Russo, treasurer Tony Milidantri and secretary Carol Milidantri.  Read more

School organization joins with churches to feed hungry

NARROWSBURG, NY — LeeAnn Hubbert, a leader of the Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) of Sullivan West Elementary School, recently helped spearhead a food drive for the Narrowsburg Ecumenical Food Pantry. On a recent Sunday, the food collected by the PTSO was brought to St. Paul’s for helping needy families.
“We are grateful for any donations, either as money or as non-perishable food,” said the Rev. Phyllis Haynes, pastor of St. Paul’s, which works together with St. Francis-Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Narrowsburg, to run the food pantry.  Read more

Reindeer Dash winners announced

HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership recently announced the winners of their holiday shopping contest “Reindeer Dash,” which ran from Saturday, December 7 through Monday, December 16. To enter, you had to stop in at one of more than 20 participating GHP member businesses, complete an entry form and drop it off at a different participating GHP member business.  Read more

What are you grateful for?

MILFORD, PA — Joann Wells Greenbaum and David Greenbaum, the artist and potter, owners of the Bluestone Studio at 206 Broad St. are inviting anyone to join in their “Gratitude Window” this holiday season. You are welcome to write whatever you are grateful for on the storefront window. The Greenbaums are providing erasable markers that are attached in a bag on the front window. You don’t need to come into the gallery to be able to write on the window. The Greenbaums are sending wishes for everyone to have a joyous and peaceful holiday and new year. For more information, call 570/409-4500.

Wayne Bank donates to library

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Public Library recently received a check for $15,000 from Wayne Bank via the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The money will support the library's outreach programs aimed at students in grades K-12 throughout Wayne County. Lewis J. Critelli, president and chief executive officer of Wayne Bank, presented the check to library director Tracy L. Schwarz and outreach coordinator Mary Fritz. Wayne Bank has been a long time supporter of the library through the EITC program.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

The big news of the last two weeks was the snow, with over seven inches in the first round, followed a few days later by another five. Was this pay back for the mild winter of last year? Who knows? In any case, much of it has melted with the unusually warm temperatures of the weekend. The important thing is that local events still were held when conditions permitted.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

I hope everyone had a very nice Christmas, and we all can look forward to a Happy and Healthy New Year. It is that time of year again town taxes, this year you will be able to pay with a credit card.  Read more