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Guest lecture: ‘Dinosaur CSI: Who or What Murdered the Dinosaurs?’

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will present a guest lecture to explore what could have been responsible for the disappearance of the dinosaurs. Ralph E. Taggart, Ph.D, of Michigan State University (MSU), will speak in SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theatre on Tuesday, October 7, at 12:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.  Read more

Workshop on growing micro-greens with Master Gardeners

LIBERTY, NY — Micro-greens are young, nutritious seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs that are harvested and eaten in less than 14 days. A workshop on growing micro-greens at home will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) on Thursday, October 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants can join CCESC Master Gardener volunteer Jackie Saunders at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

New director for Bethany Public Library

BETHANY, PA — Bethany Public Library has welcomed a new director. Erin Carpenter of Lakeville holds a graduate degree in library science and worked in libraries in New York State for seven years. She and her family have lived in Pennsylvania for the last five years. Finding her dream job at the Bethany Library is like “finding a home,” she said.

Carpenter already has weeded through the 6,000-item collection to update the library’s catalog and has begun ordering new books and DVDs.” I’ve been asking every patron who comes in what they want to see in our collection,” she said.  Read more

Did You Know?

Pictured here on a sunny afternoon is the old Tusten Settlement Church, the only building still standing of what was a thriving community in the mid-1800s.

Tusten’s economy was tied heavily to the lumbering and quarrying business and had, at its peak, a saw mill, a grist mill, two stores, a tavern, a school and the Baptist Church, shown here. The lumbering and quarry businesses began to decline and with it the community. By 1920 it was no longer the prosperous place of its past. From the Grace L. Johansen collection.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Happy anniversary, Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service! For 45 years Tusten residents have had the luxury of a volunteer ambulance service. The Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service will be celebrating this milestone anniversary with an appreciation dinner, “Pig Roast,” for all past and present members on Sunday, October 12 at 1 p.m. under the pavilion on Fireman’s Field. RSVP at 845/252.3336.  Read more

97 Bar & Grill grand opening and ribbon cutting

POND EDDY, NY — Join the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Lumberland to celebrate the grand opening of the 97 Bar & Grill, 1758 State Route 97, on Sunday, October 5 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. (ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m.).

Visit the newly renovated bar and restaurant (formerly known as Nolan’s), located across from the Pond Eddy Bridge. Enjoy lunch under the sun and a dinner under the stars with outdoor seating. Lunch and drink specials are available at the ribbon cutting and grand opening.

For more information contact Cathy at 845/791-4200 or email chamber@catskills.com.

Dorflinger Gift Shop sets annual sale

WHITE MILLS, PA — The annual end-of-season sale at the Dorflinger Glass Museum gift shop will begin October 1 and go until its winter closing on November 30. Items in the shop are 20% off.  Read more

Public forum on facilities plan for Eldred schools

ELDRED, NY — The Eldred Central School District Board of Education will host a public forum to discuss the need, size and scope of the Five Year Capital Facilities Plan for the Eldred schools. The public hearing will take place on Thursday, October 2 at GRM Elementary School beginning at 6:15 p.m. A meeting of the Board of Education will follow.  Read more

Scarecrow Decorating Contest underway

HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership recently announced that its ninth annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest is now officially underway. Participating businesses were asked to create a scarecrow that represented their business and give it a name. Thirty-six businesses rose to the challenge. Each scarecrow is required to have some characteristics of a traditional scarecrow, such as hay protruding from the neck or sleeves. People can view these fall-time creations from now until October 14 at participating businesses in Honesdale.

Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service

BEACH LAKE, PA — Mary Tiebout will present a program called “Stars” on Sunday, October 5 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. A conversation between a professor and a student and selected poems by Robert Frost will lead us to thoughts about the dimensions of the universe and the measure of our lives.
Join the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for this one-hour service, which will be followed by a social time with light refreshments. For directions see www.uduuf.org/directions.

Patriot Connectors meeting addresses drug issue

HAWLEY, PA — The Patriot Connectors October speakers will be Kelly and Martin Gaughan. The meeting will be held in the Wallenpaupack High School Library on Thursday, October 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Area residents are invited to this free and open forum on the issue of crime and drugs in our community.  Read more

Crawford Public Library budget vote and trustee election

MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library’s annual budget vote will be held on Wednesday, October 15 from 3 to 8 p.m. Voting will take place at the library in Monticello. All registered voters of the library district composed of the Towns of Thompson, Bethel and Forestburgh residing within the Monticello Central School District are eligible to vote in this election.  Read more

Grown Here: A farm-to-table dinner

The Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Clubs will host Grown Here on Saturday, October 4 with a 5 p.m. social hour and 6 p.m. gourmet, four-course dinner on the banks of Lake Henneside in Circleville Park. The farm-to-table dining experience will highlight dishes curated by four local chefs. Each dish will be carefully crafted utilizing locally grown and locally produced ingredients, and paired with local wines, craft beers, and spirits.  Read more

Workshop on environmental issues for educators

MILFORD, PA — A free workshop for educators in the tri-state region is being offered on October 17 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (lunch provided) at Grey Towers National Historic Site. Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) GreenSchools! inspires teachers and students to take responsibility for improving the environment at their schools, homes and in their communities.  Read more

Business & Professional Women’s Club of Port Jervis congratulates scholarship winners

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Port Jervis recently gave 14 scholarships to former Port Jervis High School and Delaware Valley High School students who are now in their freshmen year of college. The total amount of scholarships awarded this year was $21,000. Each student received a $1,500 scholarship.  Read more

American Red Cross introduces ‘The Pillowcase Project’ to students

MILFORD, PA — The American Red Cross NEPA Region will present The Pillow Case Project to fifth graders at the Delaware Valley Elementary School on Friday, September 26. There will be three programs running simultaneously from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Pillow Case Project is a nationwide pilot program with a vision of teaching kids to be prepared for any disaster. It is sponsored by Disney.  Read more

Woodloch Resort raises money for Dessin Animal Shelter

HAWLEY, PA — The staff at Woodloch Pines recently raised money for Dessin Animal Shelter in Honesdale. In an attempt to save the shelter from closing, the staff at Woodloch raised over $1,500 in individual donations alone. On Thursday, September 4, Sarina Betz, Woodloch’s Executive and Human Resources Assistant, presented a donation to the shelter on behalf of the staff at the family resort.  Read more

Turning over new leaves in Monticello

MONTICELLO, NY — Sixteen new trees will be planted on Broadway this fall as part of ongoing beautification in the Village of Monticello. Tom Manza of Manza Family Farm in Montgomery is donating the trees, which will replace those damaged by the harsh winter.

Installation is set for the week of October 13 as a joint effort between Manza Family Farm and the Village of Monticello DPW, with assistance from Sullivan Renaissance. DPW will also provide necessary machinery, reinstall the tree grates and mulch the new trees.  Read more

Chorus seeks new singers for winter concert

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Community Chorus has resumed weekly Thursday rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Monticello High School, 39 Breakey Avenue, Room 700. The chorus, under the direction of Kevin Giroux, with accompanist Keira Weyant, is preparing to present its 38th annual Winter Concert, scheduled to be performed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 14 in the Immaculate Conception Church, Woodbourne.  Read more

Celebrate Banned Books Week

MONTICELLO, NY — Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Banned Books Week is September 21-27, and highlights the importance of free and open access to information, and celebrates the ability to choose to read any and all books. This year, the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen to highlight comic books that have been banned.  Read more