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September 20, 2014
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Here we see 12 young folks posing for a picture featuring the play they were producing called “Oak Farm.” Strictly hometown stuff, it was their way of having fun and providing some entertainment for the community. Circa 1920, the only ones I can identify are Fred Rasmussen, second from left back row, and Ruth Marold and Frank Behling seated in front. From the Ruth & J.Frank Behling collection.  Read more

Pike Chamber helps recognize area’s top volunteers

MATAMORAS, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 20th annual Community Awards Banquet on Friday, October 24 at The Riverview Inn. It is hosted by the chamber in partnership with service organizations from throughout the area.

The awards dinner is held each year to honor those volunteers and volunteer organizations from the community whose vital contribution adds so much to the quality of life in the Pike County area.  Read more

Center for Developmental Disabilities Family Fun Day

MILFORD, PA — Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County (CDD) will host its second annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 23 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at its location at 101 Pocono Dr. There is no admission fee, and all activities are free of charge. Donations are being accepted to help fill the pantry and the supply closet for the upcoming school year.  Read more

Items needed for yard sale to benefit animals

HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a yard sale/open house on Saturday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Billy’s is a rescue shelter for abused farm animals. Located in Cherry Ridge Township, it is currently feeding, housing and caring for more than 25 farm animals.

Donations of gently-used good quality items are being sought for this event. No clothing or exercise equipment.
Money raised will go to purchase feed, fencing supplies and to cover veterinary costs. The price of animal feed is rising daily and these large animals eat a lot.  Read more

Fixing up the SPCA: Helping animals in need

ROCK HILL, NY — The 2014 Sullivan Renaissance Interns volunteered at the SPCA in Rock Hill for a day of service on August 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The SPCA is located at 104 Rock Hill Dr.

Interns painted interior and exterior areas, worked in the garden and spruced up the grounds. As part of this service activity, interns have placed collection boxes in their communities soliciting dog and cat food to donate to the SPCA.  Read more

Sketchbook Art Program at Hasbrouck Old Stone House

HASBROUCK, NY — The Old Stone House of Hasbrouck, a regional arts and education center, has received a $630 grant through the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance to support a local sketchbook art program inspired by The Sketchbook Project, the national arts endeavor operated by the Brooklyn Art Library.  Read more

Dog obedience classes begin

Dog obedience classes begin
SHOHOLA, PA — A new session of classes will begin with orientation on Tuesday, September 2 at 7 p.m. at the Tri-State Dog Obedience Club (TSDOC) facility at Shohola Business Center, Rte 6. TSDOC offers a wide variety of classes, held days and evenings, Monday to Friday. Registration prior to orientation is recommended. For a schedule of classes and times, and an application form visit or call 570/296-5594 and leave a message with your address.

Lake Huntington News

Can you believe it? It’s August already! How come summer goes by so fast and winter seems to last forever? Just like weekends go by so fast, and Monday to Friday drags. I hope all of you are out there enjoying yourselves and taking advantage of all the events that summer brings. Enjoy life and keep smiling.  Read more

Wellness center established in Beach Lake

BEACH LAKE, PA — A new business, Beach Lake Wellness Center for Body and Spirit, located at 12 Village Rd., will hold a free body, health and energy clinic on Sunday, August 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. Clients and potential clients will have a chance to check out services offered and meet with acupuncturists, a nutritionist, a certified holistic health coach, a neuro-muscular massage therapist (trained in medical and rehabilitation massage), and a Reiki Master and reflexologist.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
6/25/14 — Grace Ann Esselman was born to Kirstin Cookingham and Aaron Esselman of Cochecton, NY. Maternal grandparents are Maureen and Mike Cookingham of Tusten, NY. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Betty Esselman of Frostproof, FL.
6/27/14 — Hunter and Rider Knoll were born to Amanda Buchko and Frank Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA. Maternal grandparents are Robert Buchko Jr. and Karen Buchko of Milford, PA. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Lisa Knoll of Lackawaxen, PA.  Read more

Past traumas and present-day pain; Traumatic stress and chronic pain are sometimes connected

Between 2008 and 2011, the Centers for Disease Control reported on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE). Collectively known as the ACE Study (, these reports uncovered a link between childhood trauma and the chronic diseases people develop as adults, as well as a variety of social and emotional problems. This includes heart disease, lung cancer, diabetes and many autoimmune diseases, as well as depression, violence or being a victim of violence, or suicide.  Read more

Many attend SullivanArc Garden Tour

NARROWSBURG, NY — Iris and Joe Gural of Beach Lake, PA, seen at right, share their whimsical garden with garden lovers at the sixth annual SullivanArc Garden Tour, held on June 21 in and around Narrowsburg. For the first time, the tour left Sullivan County and crossed the bridge into Beach Lake, PA for three gardens. There were a variety of gardens on the tour featuring a boulder garden, a rooftop garden, a secret garden, a kitchen garden and a unique rock garden. One hundred five people visited the nine gardens either on the coach bus tour or the self-drive tour.  Read more

Scouts learn valuable life lessons at summer camp

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Emergency preparedness, hiking and weather were not only merit badges, but a way of life, as Shohola Troop 76 persevered rain, tornado warnings, flooding and mud at summer camp this year. Twenty-eight members of the troop, along with their scoutmaster and two assistant scoutmasters, spent a challenging week at Camp Onteora in Livingston Manor. Assistant Scoutmaster and Advancement Chairman Ron Miller proudly reported that 123 merit badges were earned, along with a number of rank advancements.

Catskill Cup golf winners

CALLICOON, NY — The 19th Annual Catskill Cup Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, July 20 at the Villa Roma, with 114 golfers participating. The winners of this year’s Catskill Cup are Kort Wheeler, left, Rick Schmidt, Ian Blumenthal and John Meyer. All proceeds benefit people with developmental disabilities supported by SullivanArc.

History buffs attend annual history weekend

TOWN OF TUSTEN — Talks and tours, demonstrations and displays filled the annual local history weekend at Ten Mile River (TMR) Scout Camp on August 2 and 3. Visitors learned about the early history and inhabitants of the Upper Delaware River Valley and of Sullivan County, the economic contribution of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at TMR during the Great Depression, the construction of New York City’s reservoir system in the Catskills and more.  Read more

Catskill Regional Medical Center laboratories awarded national accreditation

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Seelig Division Medical Laboratory in Harris, and Grover Hermann Division Medical Laboratory in Callicoon have been awarded recognition from the accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). This accomplishment was attained following an on-site inspection of both hospitals, as required by the CAP’s Accreditation Program.  Read more

Matamoras restaurant voted best in county, debuts new bar

MATAMORAS, PA — For the third time since opening its doors in 2010, Two Rivers Grille was the recipient of a Times Herald-Record Readers’ Choice award. The Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant was voted this year’s “Best Restaurant in Pike County,” having previously earned the distinction of “Best Soup Place in Pike County” in 2012 and “Best Restaurant in Hudson Valley” in 2011. Announcement of the award came on the heels of a grand opening celebration held earlier this week to debut the restaurant’s new bar and expanded dining area.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Are you feeling lucky? If you answered “yes,” then it is time to buy some raffle tickets, which benefit St. Francis Church, and possibly you. All prizes are cash, with a grand prize of $5,000. These prizes are so good that even the 4th and 5th prizes of $500 are good, with 2nd prize even better at $2,000 and third prize at $1,000. Tickets are limited to only 400, so you are not competing with the world, just a relatively small number.  Read more

Did You Know?

Lately the roads seem to be traveled by many motorcycles, and that reminded me of this picture. Here in 1919 is J. Frank Behling (later my dad) on his 1909 Harley Davidson. As his brother, my Uncle Chris, once told me: Whenever there was some new fad, your dad was one of the first to have one. At 18 years of age, he probably thought having a Harley was the cat’s meow! From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.  Read more

Book signing slated for local author

NARROWSBURG, NY — Local author Michael Lewis, PhD, will sign copies of his new book, “The Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life,” on Saturday, August 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St.  Read more