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All-day Zen meditation

HONESDALE, PA — Two Rivers Zen Community (TRZC) will hold a zazenkai, a daylong retreat devoted to Zen meditation practice, on Sunday, May 3. Doors open at 7:45 and the first sitting begins at 8 a.m. Anyone who has practiced with Two Rivers or has experience with formal Zen practice elsewhere is welcome to attend.  Read more

‘Look Good, Feel Better’

HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) Cancer Support, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, will host a free program called “Look Good, Feel Better” on Tuesday, April 21 at 3 p.m. The program will be held at CRMC, 68 Harris Bushville Rd., in boardroom A located on the second floor of the Ambulatory Services Building.  Read more

The right dog chow

There are so many different types of diets for us to choose from when we visit the grocery store. You can go find four different variations of any product you use on a daily basis. Choices such as gluten free, organic, produced in the USA only, natural and, of course, the traditional. If you have taken a stroll down the aisles of the pet store or local feed store, you will appreciate the exact same options for your dog. During that stroll you may encounter organic foods, natural products, organic, raw, frozen and traditional. It is easy to be overwhelmed with all the choices available.  Read more

Safe Haven plans assault awareness events

PIKE COUNTY, PA — Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc. plans a month-long local observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Among the events are “Dine Out for Dignity,” a fundraiser at The Grotto in Milford on Friday, April 10 at 6 p.m.; a candle lighting to honor victims of sexual assault at various houses of worship throughout Pike County on Sunday, April 13 (to include your house of worship in this event, ask clergy call 570/296-2827, ext.  Read more

Donations sought for tricky tray

MILFORD, PA — The Delaware Valley School’s Future Business Leaders of America Class and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce are looking for donations for its first annual tricky tray fundraiser, to be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Delaware Valley Middle School gym.  Read more

Kiwanis family walks to fight hunger

MOUNTAINDALE, NY — The Kiwanis Clubs of the Hudson River West Division will hold their fourth annual Kiwanis Walks for Hunger on Saturday, April 18. All food items collected in Sullivan County will be distributed to various food pantries and distribution centers within the county.  Read more

‘Keep Calm and Woman On’

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan’s 19th annual Women’s Conference is set to take place on Saturday, April 11. This year’s theme is “Keep Calm and Woman On.” The keynote speaker will be Michele Balan. A finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Balan has appeared on the Joy Behar Show, Byron Allen’s “Comics Unleased” and the OUTlaugh festival on MTV. There will also be a full day of workshops on topics from jewelry making to cake decorating and from beauty tips to the latest fitness craze, Piloxing.  Read more

Growing Older Together meeting

BEACH LAKE, PA — A grassroots group focused on exploring ways to serve the needs the aging population in our community will host a meeting on Monday, April 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center, 50 Milanville Rd. At this meeting, participants will investigate the possibilities of implementing the “Village” model in Wayne County, PA and Sullivan County, NY.  Read more

Knights hold tricky tray

MATAMORAS, PA — Knights of Columbus John Paul II Council 13935 of St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s will sponsor a tricky tray on April 11, at the Delaware Valley Elementary School gym, 244 Routes 6 and 209. Proceeds will fund a scholarship program and other local charities. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with calling to start at 2 p.m. Admission is free; tickets cost $1 per sheet. There will be baskets, gift certificates, a kids’ table and an over-21 table. There will be door prizes, cash prizes and a 50/50. Call 845/672-3322.

Scholarships available for Sullivan women

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Professional Women of Sullivan County (PWSC) is offering 10 scholarships to Sullivan County women seeking education. Five scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to women returning to education after several (or many) years away. Additionally, five scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to five high school seniors pursuing higher education. PWSC is particularly looking for young women who excel academically, are well-rounded and are committed to community service and civic engagement.  Read more

Did You Know?

The scene of this 1923 picture is “up on the hill” as we called it in later years. These good friends are, from the left, Fred and Evelyn Rasmussen, J. Frank Behling, Ruth Marold and George Oellrich. They are pictured here in front of the first summer cottage that J. Frank Behling and Ruth Marold, built the year before they were married. Several more cottages were built on the hill, and in 1928 the construction of Peggy Runway Lodge was begun. It opened in 1929. The building burned in 1974.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

I am so very much overwhelmed with all the lovely cards and emails I have received over the past few weeks, from my family, my friends and most touching my readers who do not know me or Tommy and took the time to console me. I thank you and feel very blessed to have you in my life. When the undertaker met me at the funeral parlor, he handed me a blue folder and said, “the VA hospital wanted me to give this to you.” Paperwork, lots of paperwork.  Read more

In search of the best sandwich maker

MONTICELLO, NY — Marshall and Sterling Insurance will celebrate the grand re-opening of its offices, now located at Route 42 and High Street, on Saturday, June 6. During the day, an “Iron Chef”-style sandwich-making contest will be held. Locals are encouraged to participate.  Read more

Exotic chickens

MONTICELLO, NY —Craig Russell, president of the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities will return to the Catskill Exotic Bird Club on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at 20 Crystal St. Accompanying Craig will be a collection of some of his most unusual and rare chickens. Probably the most knowledgeable poultry historian living today, Craig will give an entertaining presentation about rare and weird breeds of chickens and their relatives at the April meeting of the Catskill Exotic Bird Club.  Read more

Courses at the library

NARROWSBURG, NY — The public computer center of the Western Sullivan Public Library has two workshops in April. “Understanding and Maintaining Your Computer,” at the branch in Narrowsburg, will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. The class will review the functionality within the control panel to manage sounds, hardware, programs, disk clean-up, defragmentation and more. For late arrivals, please use the rear entrance, because the library closes at 1 p.m.  Read more

Awareness at service

BEACH LAKE, PA — Pat Sanders will present a program on the topic of awareness based on a yoga teacher’s observations at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 12 at the Berlin Township Community Center. She will explore the concept of “bare attention,” showing how we can grow into a wise and honest mindfulness that helps us to live gratefully and fully. The quarterly meeting of the board of directors of the Fellowship will be held after refreshments and conversation following the service. For directions see

Farm food safety series

LIBERTY, NY— A two-part farm food safety series will be offered this spring by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Haiku workshop

HONESDALE, PA — Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, will facilitate a haiku writing workshop titled “Let the Spring Breeze Enter” on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Two Rivers Zen Community, 926 Court St. The workshop is co-sponsored by Two Rivers Zen Community, where Sensei Cooper is director and head teacher, and the Wayne County Arts Alliance.  Read more

New medical center opens in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE, NY — Kelly Edwards, adult nurse practitioner, has recently opened the Youngsville Medical Center at 4054 State Route 52. The center offers general medicine and women’s health as well as Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, DOT drug and alcohol consortium testing, and firemen’s physicals. The center opened in December and recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony. It is open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 845/482-4800.

Rielly opens office in Port

PORT JERVIS, NY — James P. Rielly, MD, FACS, a board-certified vascular surgeon with Rockland Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, has opened a new office at 32 Canal St.

Rielly specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery, especially minimally invasive arterial work such as angioplasties, atherectomies and stents. He routinely sees patients for swollen or painful legs, claudication, varicose veins, carotid stenosis, aneurysms and leg ulcers.  Read more