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Myths and facts surrounding vaccines (Part I)

Thanks to vaccines, many diseases that used to afflict mankind have been eliminated or significantly reduced. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding vaccines that discourage people from getting vaccinated.  Read more

What is naturopathic medicine?

As a naturopathic doctor (ND), I practice as a naturopathic consultant in Northeast Pennsylvania. Naturopathic medicine is mentioned more frequently these days along with other buzzwords, such as holistic, alternative and complementary medicine. But what does this really mean and how can it complement conventional treatment that you receive from your primary care physician?  Read more

Pheasant-raising class offered with CCE

LIBERTY, NY — The public and anyone participating in the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Day-Old Pheasant Raise & Release programs will have the opportunity to learn about rearing pheasants and releasing them into the wild at a “Raising Pheasants 101” class on Tuesday, March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Read more

Workshop on protecting our drinking water

LORDS VALLEY, PA — The Pocono Source Water Collaborative will sponsor “Protect Your Own Drinking Water: Our Most Important Resource” to educate the residents of Pike County about the importance of clean drinking water.  Read more

Making chutney: a tasty food preservation workshop

LIBERTY, NY — A hands-on workshop exploring the traditions of making chutney is offered on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class, given by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Master Food Preservation program, will be held at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

SEEDS announces next free forum: Heating your hot water efficiently

HONESDALE, PA — One of the biggest energy users can be your water heater. A forum on Tuesday, March 18 will address smart choices when it comes to hot water systems. All are welcome to attend this free forum at the Park Street Complex at 7 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the local non-profit group SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support).  Read more

Obedience club hosts seminar

SHOHOLA, PA — With the goal of helping pet owners take the health and well being of their dog to the next level, Tri-State Dog Obedience Club will hold a holistic animal acupressure and aromatherapy seminar with certified holistic animal practitioner Kristy Boki on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Read more

Planting by the moon: A talk on biodynamics

HONESDALE, PA — Two farmers from Dyberry Township, Roger Hill of Treeline Farms and Lawrence Braun of The Anthill Farm, will explain how biodynamics treats farms holistically—each farm a unique living organism that invites nature back to the farm. Their free talk, sponsored by local members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, will be held on Saturday, March 8 at the Wayne County Library, 1406 N. Main St. at 10:30 a.m.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Warning: Be careful what you wish for….  Read more

Did You Know?

This 1922 post card states at the bottom “The Dam, Cochecton Center, N.Y.” At one time a tannery was located here. The dam was built to provide the vast amounts of water needed both for water power and the large cauldrons used to boil the hemlock bark to make the tannic acid that was used to tan the leather. Built by Stevens Brothers, owners of the tannery, the dam created a lake of about 50 acres. It also was a form of recreation with boating and fishing enjoyed by residents and “boarders,” as tourists were called in the early ‘20s and ‘30s.  Read more

PPL Blue Ribbon Grant supports Wayne County marketing

HONESDALE, PA, — Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) is taking its marketing message to new audiences with a grant from PPL Utilities. WEDCO used a $5,000 grant from PPL’s Blue Ribbon Marketing Program to assist in the purchase of trade show display material and a construction video camera.  Read more

Century 21 Geba Realty receives Quality Service Award

BARRYVILLE, NY — Century 21 Geba Realty recently announced the winners of the 2013 Quality Service Award. Century 21 Real Estate LLC became the first nationally franchised real estate organization to contact clients nationwide to gauge customer satisfaction. Based on the national survey, annual Quality Service Awards are presented to those agents and offices that consistently provide high levels of service to their customers.  Read more

World Day of Prayer held locally

BEACH LAKE, PA — People in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate the World Day of Prayer (WDP) on Friday, March 7. A local service will be jointly led by the women of Beach Lake United Methodist Church and St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church on Friday, March 7 at Beach Lake United Methodist Church, 7 Milanville Rd. A covered dish dinner begins at 6 p.m. with an ecumenical service to follow immediately after.  Read more

Vendors/sponsors wanted for Community Expo & Job Fair

MILFORD, PA — The Women in Business Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Expo & Job Fair on Saturday, April 5 at Delaware Valley School. There is free admission to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees can visit the many vendors representing various businesses, civic and non-profit organizations, restaurants, artisans and more. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase.  Read more

Ithaca mayor to give keynote at Sullivan Renaissance annual conference

FERNDALE, NY — Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick will deliver the keynote address at Sullivan Renaissance’s annual Conference, Local Market & Expo on Saturday, March 8 at the CVI Center. The theme is “Revitalizing Sullivan County: the Difference Is You.”  Read more

Patricia Claiborne accepts position as CCE interim director

LIBERTY, NY — The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County has announced the appointment of Patricia Claiborne of Middletown as interim executive director (ED). Claiborne is currently the interim ED for Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County. After having served 37 years in previous positions as an educator, program leader, and ED for Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, she retired in 2010.  Read more

Monticello wins grant to fund pre-K programs

MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello Central School District is slated to receive a $179,800 “Priority Full-day Prekindergarten and Expanded Half-day Prekindergarten for High Need Students” grant from the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The purpose of the expanded prekindergarten program is to provide a quality early education opportunity for eligible children (age four) who reside in the Monticello Central School District.  Read more

Eldred student wins DAR award

ELDRED, NY — The Old Mine Road Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently announced the 2014 winner of the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship. Peter Vorstadt is a senior at Eldred High School and won this year’s competition. He was presented with a $100 check, a DAR pin, and a certificate. He is a three-sport varsity athlete, an Eagle Scout, and is active in leadership roles, both in the high school and in the community.  Read more

Western Wayne wind tunnel project gets grant

LAKE ARIEL, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee recently awarded a grant to the Western Wayne High School Technology Student Association (TSA) Club to assist the group in making a wind tunnel to collect data for studying drag coefficients, aerodynamics and more in preparation for a TSA inter-scholastic competition.

Odyssey of the Mind students to compete with creativity

MILFORD, PA — Students from The Delaware Valley School District will be among about 700 local students who will put their creativity to the test at the Northeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament on March 8. The tournament will be held at Pocono Mountain West High School in Pocono Summit for the sixth year in a row.  Read more