ROCK HILL, NY — In honor of Sullivan County emergency responders, Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will host the fourth annual countywide Emergency Responder Celebration and Awards Dinner on Friday, May 13, at the Sullivan Hotel. The event begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and will be followed by awards, dinner, music, dancing and raffles. The event is sponsored by the CRMC Foundation and is being held in honor of National Emergency Services Week, from May 15 to 21. Read more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will host a Health and Wellness Fair on Tuesday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the De Hoyos Gallery located outside the college’s Seelig Theatre in Building E. The fair is an annual informational and outreach event open to students and community members to promote health, fitness and wellbeing. Read more
HARRIS, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announces a new bariatric and metabolic surgical service program to help patients suffering with obesity. CRMC now offers three surgical procedures: gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery, which reduce the size of the stomach to help patients achieve weight loss. Free seminars are held monthly for individuals considering bariatric surgery, and support groups are available to help patients post-surgery. Read more
Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Aiden Pierson was born on January 30, 2016 to Kaitlin Kelly and Gregory Pierson of Greeley, PA. Maternal grandparents are Kristine and Fred Kelly of Greeley, PA. Paternal grandparents are Karin and Dennis Pierson of Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Davina Louise Snyder was born on January 30, 2016 to Delores Cunningham and Deven Snyder of Lake Huntington, NY. Maternal grandparent is Julie Borlingone of Cochecton, NY. Paternal grandparent is Norman Snyder of Lake Huntington, NY. Read more
Viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes have been recognized for many years as a public health problem. It is not unusual for people visiting countries with a high prevalence of a mosquito-transmitted viral disease to return home ill. Because of immigration and travel to and from South America, health care providers are beginning to encounter infections rarely or never previously seen in the U.S.
Mosquitoes are capable of transmitting a number of parasitic (e.g. malaria) and viral diseases.
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The most successful clothing mill in Wayne County, PA in the mid-19th century was Birdsall Woolen Mills in Seelyville, established by James Birdsall in 1846 in a building originally used to make shovel handles. Starting with only 10 or 12 employees, by the 1880s Birdsall’s spun 125,000 pounds of wool a year and employed a hundred people, producing cashmeres, flannels, yarns and blankets. In 1895, Birdsall Brothers was awarded a U. S. government contract to provide 11,000 skirts and 1,300 pounds of yarn for American Indians. Read more
What a great weekend. On Friday night I went out to dinner with friends, and Saturday I went with the Cochecton Youth Group to Mohegan Sun Arena in Pennsylvania to watch the Monster Truck show. Other than the event being very loud, a great time was had by all. On Sunday I went to Barbara Drollinger’s house; her granddaughter is a distributor for “It Works! Greens.” It was nice to see neighbors out. When Barbara asked me to go, I did not want to, but then she said she would make me brownies. I ordered fat-burning pills and Green chews to help you feel full and you lose weight. Read more
One of the most popular social events in Honesdale for many years was the Martha Washington Dinner, held each February by the Pastor’s Aid Society (originally the Ladies’ Sewing Society) of the First Presbyterian Church to mark the anniversary of George Washington’s birth. These celebrations included elaborate decorations, a bazaar offering ladies’ “fancy work” and various types of entertainment. The first dinner was held on February 22, 1889. Read more
They say history repeats itself and it must be true. About 87 years ago the Narrowsburg School opened its doors to students for the first time, and now, in 2016, those same doors open once again to students. Two classes are currently being taught at The Union (new name for the school): “20th Century Art,” a SUNY Sullivan class for credit or personal enrichment, and “Creative Drama for Kids,” taught by the NACL Theater Company. A funny thing you may actually hear on Main Street is adults asking fellow classmates about homework. Read more
The first local cigar factory was started by John N. Conger at the confluence of the Lackawaxen and Dyberry rivers between 1835 and 1840. By 1890, there were 18 different cigar manufacturers in Wayne County, several of them in Honesdale. Lorenzo Grambs was the second owner of Conger’s factory, followed by his son, George Grambs, and Albert Eberhardt. Finally, Eberhardt became the sole owner of “A. Eberhardt Tobacconist,” complete with cigar-store Indian. Other tobacconists included William H. Read more
MILFORD, PA — GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center volunteer Doris Bouckenooghe leads Diggy while rider David Martone warms up for his lesson. Side aides Corinne Gannon, left, and Rich St. John, right, assist David by showing him the next step in his exercise. GAIT’s most popular program, Therapeutic Riding, runs from January through November and relies heavily on the assistance of volunteers to ensure a safe, fun, and educational experience for the riders involved. Read more
Nearly 70% of adults in the United States suffer from obesity. Unfortunately, poor dietary behavior is also appreciated in our pet populations. While there are a number of diets for dogs and cats that include low carbohydrate, grain-free, unique protein, holistic, and even vegetarian options, not much is said for horses. Obesity is a serious health condition, but, unfortunately, many horse owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is, or look at a fat horse and compliment its big bones. However, science has shown that fat tissue is more than storage of energy. Read more
The origin of the name Dyberry is lost to history. One theory: a settler named Dyberry was the first man to die in the township. Second theory: the man’s name was Dye and he grew distinctive strawberries. The township was established in September 1803 and Bethany, then the county seat, became a separate borough in 1821. In 1816, a group of German immigrants started the first glass factory in Wayne County, making window glass. A post office was established in Dyberry Village in 1854, with Ephraim Kimble, son of a Dyberry pioneer, appointed postmaster. Read more
One of the things I like the best about living in Sullivan County is there is always something to do. Friday night I went with a coworker and Mike Sakell of radio station Thunder 102 to the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance to go see “Vagina Monologues.” I was sitting there trying not to giggle or laugh, you know, trying to be mature. That did not last long as I looked around and everyone was cracking up slapping their knees. I could not hold it in any longer. It was readings about the “V,” some very funny, some sad but funny. I did not know there were so many different names for it. Read more
Seen here are some of the volunteers who worked on the restoration project. They are Matt Murphy, front row left, Ryan Miller, Ricky Miller, Aidan Stone, TJ Teehan, Jen Mills, Brogan Mills, Bettina Roa, Theresa Loughney. In the middle row are Justin Pranga, Joey Loughney, Eagle candidate Jake Mills, Darren Mills, Ron Miller and Joe Loughney. In the back row are Joey Seltzer, left, Alec Brown, Jason Block and John Murphy. Not pictured are Jeff Block, Herb Rinkel, Sean Rinkel, Jonathan Langberg, Laura Langberg, Betty Ann Teehan, Vickie Brown, Scott Murphy and Mikey Seltzer. Read more
Addiction and chronic pain have much in common: neither is going away, and both worsen if not managed. For those suffering from physical pain and the emotional and spiritual trauma of addiction, recovery is likely to include a series of relapses followed by fresh starts. Read more
Lucy Lobdell was born about 1829 and moved to the lumbering camps at Long Eddy about 1850. The equal of any man at hunting, trapping and fishing, she also played the violin and had a beautiful singing voice. In 1852 she married George Slater, who deserted Lucy and her infant daughter just two years later. Destitute, Lucy returned to her parents’ home, but her father complained that Lucy and her child were a burden. She reluctantly left her child with her parents, adopted male attire, and lived off the land. Read more
Potatoes are the vegetable that take breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to the next level of yum. They are quick to disappear but also quick and easy to buy, prepare and serve. Not only are potatoes uber satisfying, but research published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition also shows that when prepared healthfully, they can be a part of a weight loss program. If you’re looking for flavorful and nutritious dishes that can be part of your weight management plan this new year, then look no further. Read more