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Pinstripe Golf Classic at Woodloch Springs

HAWLEY, PA — For the sixth year, the Country Club at Woodloch Springs will host its annual Pinstripes Golf Classic on August 6 with a shotgun start beginning at 12 noon. The tournament is an 18-hole scramble featuring an amateur foursome plus one current Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders player or coach. All proceeds will go to benefit the Cody Miley Memorial Art Scholarship Fund that has been established for Cody Miley, the 17-year-old son of Railriders manager David Miley, who died in a car accident in 2008.  Read more

Common Waters Partnership receives grant to help build a thriving economy

HAWLEY, PA — The Common Waters Partnership has been awarded a $6,000 grant from the Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative for the Upper Delaware River region to implement a plan supporting economic development through arts, culture, heritage and natural resources.  Read more

Blue Ridge Camp girls make signs for Wayne senior centers

HONESDALE, PA — The three Wayne County senior centers held their annual picnic on Friday, July 11. The week before, campers from Blue Ridge Camp spent hours at the Honesdale Senior Center painting signs for the picnic. Every year Camp Blue Ridge does several community service projects for the community.

Did You Know?

Seen here, circa 1940, are two smiling faces: good friends Kate Dexter Sullivan and Jeanie Slater Rutz. They are in the midst of skating on Little Lake Erie pond, a very popular winter sport at the time. The houses in the background are on Grove Street. Photo donated by Kate Dexter Sullivan.

The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lake Huntington News

What a busy weekend! On Saturday, I worked the tag sale at the Cochecton Center Community Center and then went to see Kenny Rogers. Boy, did he look old. But he can still sing, and he was very funny telling jokes. It was a great time at Bethel Woods. On Sunday, I worked the tag sale again and then spent a nice afternoon at Riverfest in Narrowsburg, NY. It was well attended but very hot. Tony Staffieri was a very entertaining auctioneer. Great job, Tony! The DVAA would like to thank everyone who came out and made Riverfest a great success once again.  Read more

Computer Center programs at the library

REGION — The Western Sullivan Public Library has added several new programs to the Public Computer Center. The following is the schedule for August.

Business Group meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Delaware Free Branch in Callicoon to discuss technology and marketing topics relevant to small businesses looking to advance their computer expertise.  Read more

August programs at Western Sullivan Public libraries

REGION — The Western Sullivan Public Library system will hold a number of classes and programs throughout August at all of their locations.  Read more

Quark

For fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9), Quark is a funny-looking extraterrestrial who runs Quark’s Bar on the DS9 space station. For physicists, a quark is an elementary particle and fundamental constituent of matter (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark). For cheesemaker Emily Bryant Montgomery at Calkins Creamery in Wayne County, PA, quark is a “soft, fresh pasteurized cheese that is creamy with a mild tangy taste.” Quark is the German word for ‘fresh curd,’ and it is well loved in Germany and other locales in Europe.  Read more

Wayne and Pike County libraries to share resources

MILFORD AND HONESDALE, PA — In late September, the two library systems in Pike and Wayne counties will launch a collaborative project to share each other’s catalogs and circulation systems. By combining Pike’s catalog of approximately 64,000 titles and Wayne’s 96,000 titles, the expanded catalog will include roughly 160,000 items. Librarians do not yet know how many of these titles are duplicated in the two systems.  Read more

Community meeting to address children with special needs

HAWLEY, PA — A Special Kids Network meeting will be held on Thursday, July 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack High School cafeteria. These meetings are coordinated and facilitated by regional coordinators where individuals are brought together to collectively address an identified issue or need.  Read more

Summer events at the library

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Public Library, located at 1406 Main St., has several events coming up. The first is for kids and families, the second two are for teens and adults. You can check the calendar at www.waynelibraries.org for all the summer events at the libraries throughout the county.  Read more

New Hope Community announces new executive director

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community, Inc. has announced that its board of directors has chosen James Forbes, Jr. as the agency’s next executive director. Its current executive director, Arthur J. Moretti, is leaving to pursue other professional opportunities, and his final day will be August 11.  Read more

Greater Honesdale Partnership unveils video on YouTube

HONESDALE, PA — A new promotional video was recently launched by The Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) on its website and on YouTube. The four-minute video covers the town in all four seasons, along with its rich history, local businesses and eateries, recreational opportunities in the area and many events, including the free Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival.  Read more

Joe LaRuffa enters Fallsburg Hall of Fame

FALLSBURG, NY — Joe LaRuffa, a music teacher and band director at Fallsburg Central School District (FCSD) and former Town of Fallsburg councilman, became the second inductee into the Fallsburg High School Hall of Fame on June 29, 2014.  Read more

Frank Salvati to give lecture

CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — The Neversink Valley Museum of History & Innovation will present its third installment of its History Lecture Series on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m., featuring local historian Frank Salvati speaking about “The Infamous Walking Purchase of 1737,” to be held at the D&H Canal Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Rd. Light refreshments will be served.

Salvati is a resident of Port Jervis. He is a passionate student of the Indian wars, with a particular interest in the Northeast. He is a popular speaker on the French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution and the War of 1812.  Read more

Classic car show benefits fire departments

POND EDDY, NY — Support two local fire departments at a classic car and motorcycle show at The River Runner’s Roost, 2378 State Route 97, on August 9 at 11 a.m. with vehicle judging at 4 p.m. There will also be an area vendor’s market, food, drink, music and fun. All proceeds and a portion of food sales will benefit the Lumberland and Westfall Township fire departments. The committee is currently looking for sponsors as well. For more information visit www.Riverrunnersroost.com, call John Codichini at 845/313-4317, or stop by the Roost for admission forms.

Wallenpaupack High School students are Future Business Leaders

HAWLEY, PA — Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference on June 29 to July 2. Attendees participated in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.  Read more

Learn easy weeding and deadheading tips in Hurleyville

HURLEYVILLE, NY — Individuals who would like to learn about “No Sweat Summer Gardening” are invited to a free Celebrating Sullivan Spaces event on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Hurleyville. Come for hands-on instruction about easy weeding and deadheading techniques and put these skills into practice in the public gardens that are cared for by Hurleyville-Sullivan First volunteers.  Read more

New Jump Start Program at Manchester Community Library

EQUINUNK, PA — Teachers at the Manchester Community Library have devised an innovative, one-week program to aid children returning to school in the fall. A basic skills program will be presented in a review workshop from August 4 to 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This free program is for elementary school students who have completed kindergarten. Sign up deadline is July 30. Bring the child who is being enrolled to the library for a brief introduction on a Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. or on a Saturday morning, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Read more

Did You Know?

The West Point Band traveled to Narrowsburg to take part in the big Centennial celebration in 1953. It is seen here as it rounded the corner by the Narrowsburg Inn/Century Hotel. It was a special feature of the 1953 Centennial Parade. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling collection.

The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.