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Catskill Regional Medical Center and Combined Energy Services team up to fight breast cancer

MONTICELLO, NY — The relationship between Catskill Regional Medical Center and Combined Energy Services (CES) continues to grow every year with the Sullivan County energy supplier’s yearly donation to support digital mammography services. This year, CES donated $4,000 to the cause.  Read more

Seniors can sign up to volunteer with special needs children

REGION — The Foster Grandparent Program of Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. is expanding its outreach efforts and is interested in attracting additional volunteers. This program provides assistance to children with special and exceptional needs in an academic setting. The Foster Grandparent volunteers serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to young people throughout the six counties of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster and Orange.  Read more

Runners needed for charitable 5k race

MATAMORAS, PA — Runners needed for the annual Kris Kringle 5k race and fun walk on Saturday, December 13 at Matamoras Airport Park. Start time is 9 a.m. Registration is $20 if postmarked on or before December 1 ($25 day of race 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.). First 100 to register will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt.
This event is sponsored by The Knights of Columbus Council #13935 to benefit the Children’s Disabilities Development Center and other local charities. For complete details, call or e-mail Bill Gaa (chairman) at 570/445 9551 or email

WCHS Holiday Open House

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society’s annual Holiday Open House will be held on Saturday, November 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Main Museum, 810 Main St. There will be live music, a cash raffle, holiday shopping, holiday refreshments and the drawing for a Jennie Brownscombe framed print. Several authors with recent books related to Wayne County history will also be on hand.  Read more

Christmas trees for special causes

ELDRED, NY — The holidays come alive this year at the Corner Piazza located at the four corners in Eldred starting November 29. They will showcase four special Christmas trees decorated and lighted appropriately to their theme. Each tree will be assigned a cause to its branches. The causes they will help are animal shelters, food and homeless shelters, troops and veterans, and fight against cancer.  Read more

Woodloch Resort hosts 7th annual ‘A Night for the Cure’

HAWLEY, PA — On Sunday, October 19, Woodloch Pines Resort hosted its seventh annual A Night for the Cure. The event benefited the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as part of BK Hope Cures, an organization established by Bob Kiesendahl (BK), co-owner of Woodloch Resort and a leukemia survivor, whose mission is to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer. The evening was attended by over 400 people this year.  Read more

Fun will abound at Highlights Holiday Open House

HONESDALE, PA — Highlights for Children will hold its Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Highlights editorial offices at 803 Church Street.

“For 23 years now, we’ve opened our doors to the community in the spirit of the holiday season,” said Highlights Editor in Chief Christine French Cully. “We’re delighted that our open house has become a cherished part of so many families’ holiday celebrations, and we look forward to hosting our friends and neighbors.”  Read more

Participants sought for Santa Parade fun

HONESDALE, PA — Participants are wanted for this year’s Santa Parade in Honesdale. The parade is scheduled for Friday, November 28 (rain date Saturday, November 29). Line-up will begin at 5 p.m. in the Top Notch parking area on Fourth Street and the parade will kick-off at 6 p.m. The parade will end in Central Park and be immediately followed by the traditional tree lighting ceremony.  Read more

Calkins Creamery holds holiday open house

HONESDALE, PA — Calkins Creamery will host a holiday preview open house on Saturday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will find recipe tastings made with Calkins Creamery cheese, ideas for Thanksgiving Day tables. All open house visitors will receive a Georgic dip give-away, as a customer appreciation thank you gift. Creamworks Creamery’s farm fresh milk and ice cream also will be available for sample and purchase at the event.  Read more

Charity fundraiser for Cpl. Dickson and Trooper Douglass

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Members of Pike County and surrounding areas are invited to the Pike Proud Charity Fundraiser on Saturday, November 22 at the Dingman Township Firehouse in honor of Cpl. Bryon Dickson and Trooper Alex Douglass of the Pennsylvania State Police. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the Pike Proud Charity Fundraiser will benefit the family of Dickson and Douglass.

On September 12, 2014, Dickson was killed and Douglass was seriously wounded when someone opened fire on the Blooming Grove police barracks.  Read more

Narrowsburg class of 1954 holds reunion

NARROWSBURG, NY — Members of the class of 1954 from Narrowsburg Central School gathered at Rusty Palmer’s Riverview Restaurant in Honesdale on Saturday, September 13 for their 60th reunion. Reunions have been held every five years, and 10 members of the original class or ’22 were able to attend along with spouses and guests. Five members are now deceased and were remembered in a moment of silent prayer. An enjoyable afternoon was had with promises to keep in touch.  Read more

Pet Central to host Photos with Santa to benefit Dessin

HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, November 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pet Central will host Photos with Santa at its Honesdale store, located at 344 Erie St. Danielle’s Photography will be on site to capture holiday photos with your family pets. The cost for holiday photos are $10 and you receive a 5x7-inch photo on the spot.  Read more

Did You Know?

Standing here at the fence surrounding Fort Delaware are, Tommy Barnes, left, Sue Flora, Jerry Jones, Jim Burbank and Blanch Jones. The postcard states, “Members of the staff wear authentic garments of the pioneer period of Fort Delaware. The flintlock firearms carried by the men date from the Revolutionary period. These people show you how early settlers lived 200 years ago.”
The Fort was planned and built through the vision of historian, James Burbank. It opened in 1957.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

I write this week’s column with a heavy heart; one of Cochecton’s residents, John Rizzotti, passed away on November 15 at the age of 75. John passed away at home with his partner Bill of many years by his side and his sister Angela Beatley. I met John and Bill many years ago when I worked in Pete’s Pub. They ran a little antique shop called Carmichael’s in the pub. My favorite time with John and Bill had to be tax season. No matter how sick John was or Bill, they would come and pay their taxes in person.  Read more

Thanksgiving feast and service

MONTICELLO — Monticello residents are invited to a free Community Thanksgiving Meal hosted by Monticello Interfaith Council on Saturday, November 22 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Monticello High School. The council will also hold an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 23 at 6 p.m. in the United Methodist Church on Broadway in Monticello. An offering of canned goods and donations will be collected for the Caring Hands Food Pantry at St. John’s Episcopal Church.  Read more

Growing Older Together

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present a service on Sunday, November 23 based on a shared reading from the book “Aging in Community,” edited by Janice M. Blanchard at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. They will discuss the realities and shortcomings of today’s public policy with respect to health and social services, particularly for middle-class baby boomers, a rapidly growing group.  Read more

Beautification ‘best practices’ from around the United States

LIBERTY, NY — “Lessons Learned from America in Bloom” will be the focus of a seminar on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at the CVI Center. Sullivan Renaissance horticultural coordinator Diana K. Weiner will take participants on a photographic road trip to see what volunteers are doing to beautify their communities throughout the United States.  Read more

Overactive thyroid in cats

Hyperthyroidism, overactive thyroid, is the most common hormone imbalance in cats. Cats have two thyroid glands, one on either side of the trachea in the neck, and these play an instrumental role in the body’s metabolic rate. Hyperthyroidism is characterized by overproduction of the thyroid hormone, which then results in increasing the body’s metabolic rate. The disease can affect cats of any age, however it is predominantly noted in older cats. As time progresses the thyroid gland enlarges and can often be felt when your cat’s neck is stretched back.  Read more

ATV association gives to children in need

MONTICELLO, NY — More than 100 people turned out last Friday night as the Sullivan County ATV Association awarded $16,000 to several families with children in need and four programs that also serve the needs of children. This non-profit organization, with just one dozen members, sponsors three charitable fundraising ATV runs annually, with the number of riders ranging from 100 to 700.  Read more

Honesdale Senior Community Center receives grant from Department of Aging

HONESDALE, PA — The Earl J. Simons Center in Honesdale was awarded $25,035 as part of the Senior Community Center grant opportunity through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The grant award will allow the three senior centers located in Wayne County (Honesdale, Hamlin and Hawley) to obtain a new data collection system (Co-pilot) that will automate the sign-in process for the growing population of seniors.  Read more