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
Alzheimer caregiver support group
LIBERTY, NY — There will be a meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group on Tuesday, January 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility, 170 Lake St. It is open to all caregivers/family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
The group provides an opportunity to meet and develop a mutual support system among people who really understand what they are going through. Refreshments served. For further information contact Vanessa Lescano at 845/866-3247. Read more
I still have my flip-flops and T-shirts on; loving this weather, but it would be nice to have a little snow for Christmas, like the kind that comes down and does not stick to the roads.
I had a very busy weekend. The Lake Huntington Red Hatters had their Christmas party at the Narrowsburg Inn on Sunday, December 13. Thank you to Nancy, Dee and Joey for a very nice time and yummy food. The ladies were giving me information to put into the column. God bless them. Read more
Horatio Allen, born in Schenectady, NY in 1802, was a civil engineer who worked on surveying the Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Canal. In 1828, the D&H asked him to purchase four locomotives in England to be used to replace stationary engines in use on the D&H Canal Co. gravity railroad, (which carried coal from Carbondale to Honesdale). Two of the locomotives arrived in Honesdale, PA, but only one, the Stourbridge Lion, was tested, on August 8, 1829. Read more
TYLER HILL, PA — Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy has a variety of Christmas trees available for sale to help raise funds for its horse-centered therapy program for children and adults with physical and cognitive challenges. All proceeds go to the program. The trees are from Maplehorst Farm in New York. The academy is located at 1046 Cochecton Turnpike opposite Tyler Hill Camp.
Visit Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy on Facebook, or call 570/224-0052.
Just got in from an overnight stay away with The Cochecton Youth Group at Aquatopia indoor water park. Had to be 85 degrees, was nice to wear shorts and a sleeveless shirt. I did not go into the pool, but I enjoyed watching the kids in the pool and on the slides. Looks like everyone had a great time. Thank you Sue for putting this event together for all of us. There will be a vacancy on the Cochecton Youth Commission Board during the 2016 year. Anyone interested should submit a letter of interest for the position, in writing, to: Cochecton Youth Commission P.O. Read more
On Saturday evening, December 5, the stars twinkled, the temperature was cool and a crowd of about 200 to 250 people gathered in front of The Union (aka the Narrowsburg School). The Christmas tree out front was all lit up for the arrival of the Santa Express and Santa’s special sled glided into Narrowsburg as planned. The sled arrived with lights ablaze, music playing and holiday favorite characters aloft. The Snow Queen sang to the crowd while Santa, the elves, Olaf and Rudolph circulated and visited the children. Read more
Coe Durland was born in Orange County, NY in 1832 and moved to Honesdale, PA in 1857. Soon after, the Civil War began, and like so many other young men he plunged into the Union effort, quickly organizing Company M, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, recruited for the most part in Salem Township, Wayne County. Durland was commissioned as captain of the new company, and he and his men distinguished themselves throughout the war, fighting in 55 engagements, including the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Five Forks and Appomattox. Read more
Bercze Travel Consultant opens doors
NARROWSBURG, NY — Lisa Bercze Sullivan County Travel Consultant recently opened its doors in Narrowsburg. Bercze, who grew up in Barryville, went to college and moved back to the area, has paired up with Amy’s Total Travel of Towanda, PA to bring travel assistance to Sullivan County. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Donated toys filled the front of the county commissioners’ meeting room on December 3. Wayne County Sheriff Mark Steelman and five of his deputies displayed the results of the department’s “Cram the Cruiser Toy Drive.” Volunteer deputies in sheriff’s cars spent six hours in the parking lots at Honesdale’s Walmart, CVS and Kmart on November 27 collecting shoppers’ donations for the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau. Read more
Rock Hill community visioning continues
ROCK HILL, NY — Residents and businesses in Rock Hill are invited to come out to the Rock Hill Business and Community Association’s (RHBCA) monthly meeting for a presentation and reporting on the Rock Hill Community Visioning Project on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. at the Rock Hill Firehouse, located at 61 Glen Wild Rd. Everyone interested in Rock Hill’s future is encouraged to attend. Read more
Mason jar cookie class at EaT Kitchen
LIBERTY, NY — An intergenerational opportunity to craft an easy and tasty gift of Mason jar cookies is offered on Friday, December 11. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will host this class from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more