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March 31, 2015
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Alzheimer’s support group meets

LIBERTY, NY — The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet on Tuesday, March 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility, 170 Lake St. The guest speaker will be Bonnie Lewis, RN, Community Educator of Cornell Cooperative Extension, who will discuss issues relating to “Caring for You, Caring for Me.”

The meetings are open to the public, to all caregivers/family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.

For more information contact Vanessa Lescano at 845/292-4200, ext. 3402.

Long Term Care Council

MONTICELLO, NY — The Long Term Care Council will meet on Wednesday, February 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the legislative committee room at the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North St.

The council is the advisory board for Sullivan NYCONNECTS, the single point of entry for information on long-term services and supports in Sullivan County. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Call 845/807-0257.

Safe Haven project to help protect children

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Thanks to a $36,286 grant funded by the PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency, Safe Haven of Pike County will add a new staff position, a Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT) coordinator, in the coming weeks. This position will coordinate the activities of those professionals who investigate child abuse in Pike County. According to the model set of standards for Pennsylvania’s Multidisciplinary Investigative Teams, successful MDITs:

• Promote the safety and best interest of the child; 

• Minimize the trauma experienced by the child; 
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Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

12/26/14 — Adam James Herron was born to Veronica Umbarila and Adam Herron of Greeley, PA. Maternal grandparents are Ana and Josa Umbarila. Paternal grandparent is Joann Herron.

1/18/15 — Dominic Michael Cilino was born to Brooke Swingle and Anthony Cilino of Hawley, PA. Maternal grandparents are Catherine Morris and Michael Swingle of White Mills, PA. Paternal grandparent is Theresa Cilino of Beach Lake, PA.

Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the following births:  Read more

Valentine’s Day Heart-a-Thon

REGION — The Grover Hermann Hospital Auxiliary will participate in the February 14 Valentine’s Day Heart-a-Thon. On that day, pledges from anyone who calls 845/796-1212 between 9 and 10 a.m. on the morning of February 14 will benefit the Grover Hermann Hospital/Catskill Regional Medical Center.

If you will not be able to call in during that time period, you can call auxiliary president Dottie Schlegel at 845/932-8487 ahead of time to make your pledge. The auxiliary is hoping to raise enough money to purchase a portable ultrasound machine, an important diagnostic instrument.

Free Valentine’s whole body wellness clinic

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Beach Lake Wellness Center will hold a free Valentine’s Whole Body Wellness Clinic on Sunday, February 15, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The center will provide an afternoon of pampering for mind, body and spirit, offering chair massage, Reiki, acupuncture information and a 20-minute Shibashi class (a tai chi and qigong combination).  Read more

Hospital-to-home class for caregivers

LIBERTY, NY — Caregivers, seniors, and anyone concerned about an aging individual are invited to a free, informative program on Hospital-to-Home Preparation for seniors on Wednesday, February 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Refreshments will be provided.  Read more

Greater Hudson promotes Salvatore

MIDDLETOWN, NY — The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, has announced the promotion of Frank Salvatore Jr., RRT, MBA, FAARC to administrator of ancillary services.  Read more

Caregivers’ support group

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging welcomes you to join with other caregivers at the monthly meeting of the Caregiver’s Support Group, which will be held at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center, 323 10th St., on Wednesday, February 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The group meeting is informal, but informational. The counselors are experienced and understanding. Sharing experiences, ideas, situations, solutions and frustrations can help you and others who attend. Consider this as time for you to bolster your emotional and physical well-being.  Read more

Advocating for Medicaid and Medicare reform

At a time when much is said about a need for increased access to behavioral health care, legislative reforms are a challenge. Some who have attempted to reform Medicaid and Medicare have included Congressman Chris Gibson at a federal level and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, who chairs the Assembly Mental Health Committee in Albany. But the problem is not resolved.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

In the cold month of January, history repeated itself as Peck’s Market again became a family-run business, now under the name of Pete’s and operated by the Patel family. Some of you may remember when Art and Beth Peck opened our local market in 1963 right on Main Street and subsequently moved to the current location on Kirk Road in 1975. Time marches on, and the new owners of Peck’s Plaza come to us with 20 years of experience, live in Sullivan County, and are ready to provide a full range of groceries, meat, dairy and delicatessen delights.  Read more

Did You Know?

Pictured here, circa 1960, are eight local residents who were among the early volunteers at Fort Delaware. They appeared here at Monticello Raceway, perhaps as a way of advertising the Fort. The two men at either end were officials at the raceway, but were unidentified. The volunteers are Dot Batchler, left, George Drollinger, Myrtle Nober, M.O. Conklin, Peggy Burbank, Nike Dale, Ethel Vannatta and Charles Nolan. From the Tusten Historical Society collection.

Rolling V receives EPA emissions-reduction grant

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Rolling V Bus Corp. will upgrade a number of its vehicles after receiving a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In accepting the $60,000 in grant funds through the National Clean Diesel Campaign, Rolling V has agreed to retire some of the older and less eco-friendly buses in its fleet and replace them with newer, highly fuel-efficient vehicles that conform to the latest emissions standards, set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Read more

WJFF requests public comment on policy

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — WJFF Radio Catskill has asked the public to comment on the proposed draft of the employee handbook (see www.wjffradio.org/wjff/index.php?section=95>. Send comments to board@wjffradio.org and feedback@wjffradio.org). The 30-day public comment period ends on the date of the February board of trustees meeting, Wednesday, February 18.

WMH Auxiliary to sponsor jewelry sale

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a “$6 Jewelry Sale” by K&J Jewelry on February 5 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, and on February 6 in the hospital’s David Katz Conference Center.

Both sales will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited. More than 1,000 items will be offered at $6 each, as well as other upscale fashion accessories. Proceeds benefit the auxiliary’s 2015 fund-raising project, a mobile mammography van.

PA environmental, energy grants available

HARRISBURG, PA — Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) is encouraging local governments, businesses and municipal authorities to review the state grant programs now available through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for a variety of environmental and alternative energy programs.

The following programs are funded by Act 13 of 2012, the Marcellus Shale impact fee legislation. Applications will be accepted from March 1 through June 30, with expected CFA board action in September.  Read more

Honesdale Fire Department gets grant

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation recently gave a grant to the Honesdale Fire Department, Hose Co. Number 1. The grant is in support of the company’s plan to purchase and upgrade technology equipment. Pictured are Brian Dulay, deputy chief; Warren Schloesser, Wayne County Community Foundation grants chairman; and Steve Bates, chief.

Upcycled tee shirt tote bags

HONESDALE, PA —­ On Thursday, February 12, Rachael Arnone of “bachestinks” will lead “DIY: Upcycled Tee Shirt Tote Bags,” the first installment in a new a do-it-yourself workshop series presented by The Cooperage Project. The class will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main St.  Read more

Issues in girls’ education

BEACH LAKE, PA — Gloria Tabares and Pat Sanders will present a program with clips from a film about the worldwide educational situation for girls at a service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Univeralists at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 8 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. The stories told of individual girls can inspire thought and action. There will be conversation and refreshments after the program. For directions see www.uduuf.org/directions.

Community chorus resumes rehearsals

LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Community Chorus, under the direction of Kevin J. Giroux, will resume rehearsals on Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Middle School, 145 Buckley St. The chorus is preparing for its 38th annual spring concert, to be performed at Immaculate Conception Church in Woodbourne on Sunday, June 7.  Read more