Tax season is moving along quite nicely. I think I just jinxed myself, but I would like to thank everyone who comes to visit me. Paul Genco is always stopping by just to chat. I guess we will not be seeing the elephant on the lake any time soon; the lake has to be frozen in order to set up the game that the Republicans usually run every year, guessing when the elephant takes a swim in the spring. Read more
Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
Joelle Hosanna Brodd was born on November 28, 2015 to Kaitlin and Scott Brodd of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Al and Eileen Sones of Machanicsburg, PA. Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Gwen Brodd of Cary, NC.
Grayson Heath Fincham was born on December 4, 2015 to Mary Strayer and Christopher Fincham of Shohola, PA. Read more
So far we have not had the usual amount of snow and cold this season, but that will no doubt change as we progress through the winter. This also is the time of the year when people seek out warm- or cold-weather locations for the winter months or for vacation. There is a relationship between ambient temperature exposure, exertion, and occurrences of cardiovascular events or other physical symptoms. Read more
Happy New Year! We did it—managed to make it through another holiday season.
This Christmas, many of you may have been fortunate enough to receive an electronic gift—but you may need assistance in understanding the operation of your new gift. For example: a Fitbit. How do you link it to your computer, smart phone or iPad? What information is available? How do you charge it? Simple questions for some and difficult for others. Read more
Joel G. Hill, born in Otsego County, NY in 1845, moved with his parents at the age of three to Equinunk in Wayne County, PA. He was educated in the local schools and in 1864 enlisted in the 50th New York Engineers. He was present at Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomatox Court House. After the war, Joel Hill returned to Wayne County and over the years became one of the area’s leading citizens. In 1873, he married Mary Jane Flynn of Manchester Township and had three children. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Joanne Letendre poses with gifts collected by the Narrowsburg Ecumenical Food Pantry. Letendre supervised the toy drive, which helped over 50 local children. She said, “Thank you to Pete’s Market, St. Francis Church, Our Lady of the Lake Church, St. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The George L. Cooke Elementary School has reached out to inspire others with its “Warm Hearts and Hands” program. The children have been very active this year in the student council with a variety of projects to reach out and help others. The project for December was to collect new scarves, hats, gloves and mittens for families in need across the Monticello Central School District. The students have collected over 100 items. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — Bon Secours Community Hospital hosted another in the series of Ladies Night Out dinner lectures on health issues on Monday evening, December 7 at the Erie Trackside Manor. Approximately 125 guests attended the event. The topic was “Mediterranean Diet for the Holidays,” a PowerPoint presentation and cooking demonstration by representatives of Morrison Healthcare at Bon Secours Community Hospital under the direction of clinical nutrition manager Elaine Ridley, RD, CDN. Read more
HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop will hold auditions for its Valentine cabaret on Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sullivan County Museum. The cabaret will take place on February 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and February 14 at 2 p.m.
Please have the sheet music for at least two songs. This year’s theme is “Love Songs and Not-Such-Love Songs.” If you have questions about the auditions, call 845/798-4971. Read more
Hope Farm to be established at SUNY Sullivan
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — On Monday, December 21, administrators from both SUNY Sullivan and New Hope Community signed a memorandum of understanding to establish Hope Farm on the college campus. The signing took place at the Paul and Harold Gold Founder’s Hall at SUNY Sullivan. Read more
Born in Otsego County, NY in 1806, Alanson Blood arrived in Honesdale, PA in 1828 with his brother Nelson and immediately set up in business as a cabinetmaker, making both furniture and coffins. Blood married Chloe Stone, also of Otsego County, and Nelson married her sister. Soon after his arrival in Honesdale, Alanson Blood became active in establishing the Presbyterian church, and in 1840 he petitioned the council to purchase the borough’s first fire engine. In 1829, Alanson built a house on Upper Front (Main) Street, where he lived the rest of his life. Read more
I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas. I was down in Queens with my sister and her family. We spent a few days in the city. She did not let us stop for one minute; we walked and walked and sweated, it was so hot and muggy. On Christmas Eve we watched ice skating; it was puddle skating.
We saw “The Lion King,” we went to see a Welsh children’s Christmas play (all poetry)—been there, never need to do that
again. Read more
‘Winter Reflections’ at Universalist meeting
BEACH LAKE, PA — Pat Sanders will lead a service centered on reflections on the poem “Winter,” by Greta Crosby, at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, January 3 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. Sanders will discuss the poem as a metaphor for the possibilities that open to us again and again throughout the years of our lives, if only we will slow down long enough to experience the season. She will also tie this theme in with the winter solstice. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — On December 18, George L. Cooke Elementary School’s family and friends gathered to watch and listen to Kindergarten through grade-five students, under the aegis of music teacher Dawn Clayton, perform their annual winter concert. Kindergarten students sang “Cancion de la Navidad” and “This Little Light of Mine,” as well as a scarf dance. Read more
DAMASCUS, PA — Kimberly Verderber has been named to the President’s List at Lackawanna College for the past semester. Kimberly is the daughter of Michael and Nina Verderber of Damascus, and she will be attending Luzerne County Community College in the spring semester for a nursing degree. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Lewis J. Critelli, president and chief executive officer of Wayne Bank, right, recently presented Kayla Dixon with Wayne Bank’s Presidential Award for Excellence. This award is presented to Wayne Bank employees who show exceptional levels of dedication and service in their positions with the bank. Read more
As the year comes to a close, we are thankful for many things, as we continue to live Narrowsburg. At the very least, we should take a moment to thank two individuals who served us well. Norman Meyer leaves his position of town councilman. He has served for four years and addressed the issues with sincerity and often expressed deep passion as he offered his guidance. Thank you, Norm. Read more
Jane Brownscombe, born in Texas Township near Honesdale in 1850, became famous as Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, talented painter and independent woman. Her father, William Brownscombe, was an immigrant from England, and her mother, Elvira Kennedy, a Mayflower descendant. After William’s death, Jennie taught school and created book and magazine illustrations. Read more
Grow your business in 2016
HAWLEY, PA — Three Northeast Pennsylvania marketing experts will present “How Will You Grow Your Business in 2016?” on January 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance, 92 Main St. (behind the Sunoco).
How will you get more people, or the right people, to know about your business? Have you created a strategic marketing plan? Do you have a marketing budget? Tim Sohn, Laurie Guzda and David Good will address these questions.
Class participants will learn how to:
• Determine an appropriate marketing budget; Read more