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Bon Secours celebrates 20th anniversary of Mental Health Department

PORT JERVIS, NY — On Thursday, May 1, Bon Secours Community Hospital celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Mental Health Department and a quarter century of its New Directions Unit.

Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, has been treating mental illness for 20 years and providing rehabilitation, including “New Directions,” a detoxification program, for over 25 years.  Read more

Bon Secours hosted Behavioral Health Fair

PORT JERVIS, NY — May was Mental Health Month and in recognition of the importance of informing the public on how to protect behavioral health and promote general well being Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted an all day Behavioral Health Family Fun Fair.

The local community was treated to free refreshments, musical entertainment, children’s events and demonstrations along with dietary and therapy information and handouts.  Read more

Crystal Run Healthcare raises nearly $20,000 for Walk to Cure Arthritis

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Physicians and staff of Crystal Run Healthcare came together to raise funds for the 2014 Hudson Valley Walk to Cure Arthritis held on May 3 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Eleven employee teams raised a total of $14,208 in donations to benefit the walk. Including Crystal Run Healthcare’s corporate sponsorship, a grand total of $19,208 was donated to the New York chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, benefactor of the Walk to Cure Arthritis.  Read more

New Arrivals

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

5/2/14 — Alyvia Grace Worden was born to Holly and William Worden of Port Jervis, NY. Maternal grandparents are James Stewart of Milford, PA and Jane Stewart of Greely, PA. Paternal grandparents are Linda and R. Michael Worden of Port Jervis, NY.
5/5/14 — Lyra Ann Shencavitz was born to Angelica and George Shencavitz of Equinunk, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robin Becker of Damascus, PA and Robert Becker of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Theresa Jarski of Kingston, NY and George Shencavitz of Damascus, PA.  Read more

Charity Health System thanks volunteers

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Last year volunteers at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern donated a record 80,014 hours of their time in service.

On May 1, these three hospitals of the Bon Secours Charity Health System honored volunteers at a luncheon at the Fountains Wallkill Golf Course in Middletown. Senior administrators expressed their gratitude to the many dedicated men and women, ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens.

Bon Secours nurses complete ‘Caring Advocate’ program

WARWICK, NY — On Wednesday, April 30, six of seven registered nurses and one holistic health practitioner, all serving in Orange and Rockland county hospitals that form the Bon Secours Charity Health System, participated in a graduation ceremony held in the chapel at Mount Alverno Center.  Read more

What you need to know about Hepatitis C

Recently there has been increasing attention given to Hepatitis C in the print media because of new treatments available. Hepatitis C is not a newly discovered disease, but most of us are not aware of its potential to cause serious disease.  Read more

D-Day remembered at Wayne County Historical Society

HONESDALE, PA — To remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Wayne County Historical Society is inviting you to visit the Museum at 610 Main St., to view items from its World War II collection on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Any visitor who would like to participate is encouraged to leave a first-hand account of “Where were you?” on D-Day in 1944. A video presentation titled “D-Day: Reflections of Courage” will be shown every hour both days.  Read more

Eastern Pike Regional Police announce nonprofit foundation

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Officials announced the formation of a nonprofit foundation benefiting the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, in order to help provide additional crime prevention resources.

The foundation, created by members of the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, allows individuals and businesses to make tax-deductible donations to the department, with funds to go toward police programs, community projects and other initiatives.  Read more

New Hope community basketball team going to statewide Special Olympics

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community announced that its basketball team has been selected to compete at the Special Olympics State Games taking place June 6 through the 8 in Buffalo on the campus of SUNY Buffalo.

The New Hope Unified Basketball Team, comprised of supported individuals and New Hope staff, took home a gold medal from tournament play at SUNY New Paltz in April. The team competing at the upcoming state event is made up solely of supported individuals.  Read more

Merchant discount program helps community projects

FERNDALE, NY — Nearly 60 local businesses are offering financial support to community organizations that received grants as part of the 2014 Sullivan Renaissance program. The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce helped arrange for merchant discounts, typically from 10% to 30%, on products and services volunteers use to clean up and beautify communities.

“Beautification efforts increase tourism and boost the economy. The impact that Sullivan Renaissance has had on Sullivan County over more than a dozen years is visibly clear,” said Chamber of Commerce President Cathy Paty.  Read more

Veteran’s assistance available at Peifer’s office

HONESDALE, PA — Reaching out to area veterans and their families, Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) will again host the American Legion Service Officer Outreach program at his Honesdale office on Monday, June 9.

A service representative will be at the office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Peifer’s office at 570/253-5533.

“Our veterans have given so much to our country and our Commonwealth. The benefits we provide to them are a small token of recognition and appreciation for their service,” Peifer said.  Read more

Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted talk on drug addiction

PORT JERVIS, NY — Recently, Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted a “Ladies and Gents Night Out” dinner lecture on the topic of street drugs. Approximately 120 guests attended the event, which was held at the Erie Trackside Manor in Port Jervis.  Read more

Monticello student receives scholarship for law enforcement

LIBERTY, NY — Every year the Sullivan County Shields presents an annual scholarship of $500 to a Sullivan County high school senior who intends to pursue a career in some branch of law enforcement. They announced that this year’s recipient is Anthony Lombardi, a senior at Monticello High School.  Read more

Survey for BOCES adult classes

WHITE LAKE, NY — There is an opportunity for Sullivan County BOCES Adult Education to offer an afternoon class over the summer months at the Bethel Literacy Center/Past Perfect Book Store located in the former Duggan Elementary School. The class would be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, tentatively, between 3 and 6 p.m.  Read more

Herbal medicine program at The Port Jervis Free Library

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at The Port Jervis Free Library will host Nathaniel Whitmore for an introduction to herbal medicine on Thursday, June 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The “Basics of Herbal Medicine” program will be held in the Community Room, which has a capacity of 50.

Learn about the basics of herbal medicines, including wild herbs, herbs from the garden and herbs from the store. Class will cover herb selection, preparation and use.  Read more

Workshop on DIY solar panels

HONESDALE, PA — Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support (SEEDS) will present a free two-night workshop “Do-It-Yourself Solar” on Tuesday, June 17 and 24 at 7 p.m. at the Park Street Complex; 648 Park St. Anyone interested in solar technology or a solar DIY option should attend.

This hands-on workshop teaches you about solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generating panels, the costs and return on your solar investment and how to install the DIY solar panels. No experience is necessary to attend.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

On Friday night May 30, there was a potluck at our beautiful Cochecton Center Community Center “church” building. It was nice to see the neighbors out; even Danny Yewchuck was out and about. The community church is in need of a new roof, and a few fund-raising events have begun. One way the community could help is to purchase a “square of shingles” for $100 in memory of loved one(s) and a memorial plaque will be hung in the building. However, any donation is greatly appreciated. When I was at the meeting, all I could think about was Doug Heinle, so I got a square in his memory.  Read more

Free business workshop

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan County Score will hold a free business workshop at Liberty Library, 189 N. Main St. on June 12. Sign-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and presentations, Q & A and networking are from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Read more

The Dime Bank Promotes Arlyce Degnan, Lake Region Branch Manger

The Dime Bank recently promoted Arlyce Degnan to the rank of assistant vice president. Degnan is responsible for inspiring the Lake Region team in Hawley, PA to provide customers and area residents with expert financial advice in a confidential manner. She is responsible for developing and maintaining residential, retail, and commercial customer relationships. She also oversees the branch operation.  Read more