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Wayne County Community Foundation presents scholarships

HONESDALE, PA — Celebrating its 20th year, the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) recently held its annual reception to award scholarships to deserving Wayne County graduating seniors. In total, the foundation, along with its scholarship partners, presented 40 scholarships of $1,000 each this year. Shown in the lefthand photo (above) are Kuni Holbert of the scholarship committee, front row, left; winners Micalea Rhone, Kelsey Russo and Allyson Wittenbrader. In the back row are winners Justin Bates, left, and Aaron Whitmore and Paul Meagherof the scholarship committee.  Read more

Professional Women of Sullivan County installation, awards ceremony

ROCK HILL, NY — The Professional Women of Sullivan County (PWSC) recently installed new officers and awarded scholarships on May 21 at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant. New officers include president, Adrianna Mayson-Greco; vice president, Amy Colon; treasurer, Donna Mulvey; co-secretaries, Carol McKay and Martha Grill; and corresponding secretary, Debbie MorelliSpeer.  Read more

Discussion on parent engagement in Monticello

MONTICELLO, NY — Community leaders, parents, teachers and administrators attended a roundtable discussion regarding parent engagement at the George L. Cooke Elementary School in Monticello on Monday, July 21. New York State Education Department (NYSED) Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and Board of Regents member Josephine Finn facilitated the discussion. Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther was also in attendance. The discussion explored how school districts, community organizations and parents can work together to help close the achievement gap among students.  Read more

Leadership Wayne collects large donation for food pantry

HONESDALE, PA — The Leadership Wayne Class of 2014 spent the month of May promoting the Wayne County Food Pantry with The Pantry Project. The idea was to raise awareness that there are many families in Wayne County in need of assistance and to boost collections at off-peak times of the year when pantries often run short. The group met with Wayne County Food Pantry Director Kathleen Terry to find out how they could help.  Read more

Golfers raise $22 thousand for New Hope Community

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community (NHC) welcomed many of its supporters and friends to the historic Big G golf course at Grossinger’s Country Club in Liberty on May 19 for the fourth annual Wallace Berkowitz Cup.  Read more

Wayne Library Alliance conducting online survey

REGION — From August 1 to August 22 the Wayne Library Alliance will conduct an online survey to find out how its patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the value of providing free access to computers and the Internet within the community. The impact survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete.  Read more

Tour the Old Stone Jail, special invite to law enforcement

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society and the county commissioners invite you to tour the Old Stone Jail on Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. They extend a special invitation to the law enforcement community of Wayne County and beyond. If you are (or were) a sheriff, police, correctional, or probation officer, lawyer, U.S. marshal, or any other federal, state, or county law enforcement officer, they would like to meet you and show you around the jail that was built in 1858. Don’t worry; you won’t have to work the whole shift. Stop by and share your stories.

Kiwanis Club gives scholarships to outstanding students

WOODRIDGE, NY — The Woodridge Kiwanis Club held its annual scholarship dinner at the Woodridge Family Restaurant, where five $1,000 scholarships were given to seniors from the Fallsburg Central School District.  Read more

Pinstripe Golf Classic at Woodloch Springs

HAWLEY, PA — For the sixth year, the Country Club at Woodloch Springs will host its annual Pinstripes Golf Classic on August 6 with a shotgun start beginning at 12 noon. The tournament is an 18-hole scramble featuring an amateur foursome plus one current Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders player or coach. All proceeds will go to benefit the Cody Miley Memorial Art Scholarship Fund that has been established for Cody Miley, the 17-year-old son of Railriders manager David Miley, who died in a car accident in 2008.  Read more

Common Waters Partnership receives grant to help build a thriving economy

HAWLEY, PA — The Common Waters Partnership has been awarded a $6,000 grant from the Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative for the Upper Delaware River region to implement a plan supporting economic development through arts, culture, heritage and natural resources.  Read more

Blue Ridge Camp girls make signs for Wayne senior centers

HONESDALE, PA — The three Wayne County senior centers held their annual picnic on Friday, July 11. The week before, campers from Blue Ridge Camp spent hours at the Honesdale Senior Center painting signs for the picnic. Every year Camp Blue Ridge does several community service projects for the community.

Did You Know?

Seen here, circa 1940, are two smiling faces: good friends Kate Dexter Sullivan and Jeanie Slater Rutz. They are in the midst of skating on Little Lake Erie pond, a very popular winter sport at the time. The houses in the background are on Grove Street. Photo donated by Kate Dexter Sullivan.

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.

Lake Huntington News

What a busy weekend! On Saturday, I worked the tag sale at the Cochecton Center Community Center and then went to see Kenny Rogers. Boy, did he look old. But he can still sing, and he was very funny telling jokes. It was a great time at Bethel Woods. On Sunday, I worked the tag sale again and then spent a nice afternoon at Riverfest in Narrowsburg, NY. It was well attended but very hot. Tony Staffieri was a very entertaining auctioneer. Great job, Tony! The DVAA would like to thank everyone who came out and made Riverfest a great success once again.  Read more

Computer Center programs at the library

REGION — The Western Sullivan Public Library has added several new programs to the Public Computer Center. The following is the schedule for August.

Business Group meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon to discuss technology and marketing topics relevant to small businesses looking to advance their computer expertise.  Read more

August programs at Western Sullivan Public libraries

REGION — The Western Sullivan Public Library system will hold a number of classes and programs throughout August at all of their locations.  Read more


For fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9), Quark is a funny-looking extraterrestrial who runs Quark’s Bar on the DS9 space station. For physicists, a quark is an elementary particle and fundamental constituent of matter ( For cheesemaker Emily Bryant Montgomery at Calkins Creamery in Wayne County, PA, quark is a “soft, fresh pasteurized cheese that is creamy with a mild tangy taste.” Quark is the German word for ‘fresh curd,’ and it is well loved in Germany and other locales in Europe.  Read more

‘500 Sandwiches’ Free recipes for simple, outside-the-box foods

HORTONVILLE, NY — It started as a small labor of love. Kristofer Prepelica (prep-uh-LEET-sah) wanted to give his brother a one-of-kind birthday gift, the kind that keeps on giving. So he decided to produce a binder of vintage, classic, home-style cooking recipes. The resulting collection of recipes came mostly from recipe booklets published in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Read more

Wayne and Pike County libraries to share resources

MILFORD AND HONESDALE, PA — In late September, the two library systems in Pike and Wayne counties will launch a collaborative project to share each other’s catalogs and circulation systems. By combining Pike’s catalog of approximately 64,000 titles and Wayne’s 96,000 titles, the expanded catalog will include roughly 160,000 items. Librarians do not yet know how many of these titles are duplicated in the two systems.  Read more

Community meeting to address children with special needs

HAWLEY, PA — A Special Kids Network meeting will be held on Thursday, July 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack High School cafeteria. These meetings are coordinated and facilitated by regional coordinators where individuals are brought together to collectively address an identified issue or need.  Read more

Summer events at the library

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Public Library, located at 1406 Main St., has several events coming up. The first is for kids and families, the second two are for teens and adults. You can check the calendar at for all the summer events at the libraries throughout the county.  Read more