Famous for being the first locomotive to run on commercial track in the U. S., the Stourbridge Lion made its first run on August 8, 1829, in Honesdale, PA. Less well known is the Lion’s sister locomotive, the Agenoria, shown here. Both the Lion and the Agenoria, believed to be virtually identical examples of the “grasshopper” family of locomotives soon to become obsolete, were built at Foster Rastrick & Co., in Stourbridge, England. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to attend an educational workshop on safe home food preservation techniques for fermentation offered on Sunday, September 27 by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC), from 1 to 3 p.m. in the shared-use Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
BETHANY, PA — Red, white or sparkling; sweet or dry? Dark or bitter chocolate, milk chocolate or white? Bethany Public Library will host an afternoon talk and tasting—“Pairing Wine with Chocolate”—on Sunday, October 4 at 4 p.m. upstairs from the library, located at 8 Court St. Read more
HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre will offer a Creative Drama Class for Children (grades one to six) and Teen Scene Study (ages 13 and up) at the theatre, 110 Highland Lake Rd., on Wednesdays starting September 29 and running until November 11. The schedule is as follows:
Creative Drama—Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.
Teen Scene Study—Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Read more
MILFORD, PA — There will be a 5k run/walk in Gold Key on Sunday, October 4, beginning at 9 a.m., to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and a community swim team, the Gold Key Gators. The race will be around the lake at Gold Key. Register online at raceroster.com/events/2015/5786/gold-key-5k. Race-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. and will cost $25 per person. Awards will be given to the top three runners and the top three walkers in each age group. There will also be a kids’ fun run beginning at 10:30 a.m. for children under eight, which is free. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Visiting minister Mary Tiebout will deliver a talk titled “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or the New Prometheus” at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, September 20 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. Prometheus’s name means forethought, and the presentation will include thoughts about theology, technology and human nature. A social time and refreshments will follow the program. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.
PORT JERVIS, NY — Aesthetic Family Dentistry will host its first annual community barbeque from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, rain or shine, at 155 E. Main St. The free event is open to the public, and proceeds will benefit the Canine Division of the Port Jervis Police Department.
Dentists Dr. Seth Horn and Dr. Dide Tosyali will be serving up free hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and other dishes prepared by Smokin Steve’s BBQ to the community on the lawn of Aesthetic Family Dentistry’s practice. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, September 19, tables will be set for a five-course, family-style dinner at The Cooperage on Main Street in Honesdale. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6 p.m., and dinner will follow at 7 p.m.
“It’s a celebration of local food and of our community. And it’s a fundraiser. All of the proceeds raised at Field to Main directly support programming here at The Cooperage,” said Doni Hoffman, executive director of The Cooperage Project. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — There will be a benefit concert for Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) on Sunday, September 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Woodloch Pines Night Club. Sponsored by the WMH auxiliary, the concert features Neil Diamond tribute artist Tom Sadge. A cash bar will be available. For ticket information, call 570-253/5779 or 570/226-9750. Proceeds will help underwrite construction of a heliport pad, which is necessary for the non-profit hospital to achieve Level IV Trauma Center status.
COCHECTON CENTER, NY — Cochecton Center Community Center Methodist-Episcopal church will hold an open house and tag sale on Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 27 from 9 am. to 4 p.m. The church was built in 1892 with no plumbing or electricity. It has two wood stoves, 29 pews, pressed-tin walls and ceilings, kerosene chandeliers over the center pews and the original pump organ. The goal of the organizers of the open house and tag sale is to maintain the historical church building and preserve the historical significance to solidify a cohesiveness of community. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Banned Books Week, which is always held during the last week of September, highlights the importance of free and open access to information, and celebrates the ability to choose to read any and all books. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — Voters can meet Isaac Green Diebboll on Friday, September 18 at The Callicoon Brewery, 16 Upper Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Diebboll is running for the Sullivan County Legislature in District 5, which includes the Towns of Callicoon, Delaware and Fremont and parts of Liberty. This will be an opportunity to share your questions and concerns with Diebboll, and let him know what kind of future you’d like to see for Sullivan County. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership is looking for contestants for its 10th annual Taste-off on Sunday, October 11. Due to the high cost of chicken wings, the partnership has decided to focus on two fall favorites this year; soup and chili. The contest, co-sponsored by Rent-E-Quip, is being held in conjunction with Harvest & Heritage Days, which is sponsored by The Dime Bank, with support from Wayne County Tourism. Read more
LONG EDDY, NY — The Basket Historical Society will hold an open house and meeting on Saturday, September 26 at the museum on State Route 97. The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m., and all are welcome. The open house follows from 12 noon until 3 p.m. with the museum open. There also will be festivities in the park adjacent to the museum including food, live music and games for children. A guided walking tour and driving tour map of nearby historical points of interest will be available. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — You can learn to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills at a Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Wednesday, September 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center,at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.
Each person will receive three free compact fluorescent light bulbs at no cost. Advanced registration is encouraged by calling 845/292-6180. Read more
Sarah Mary Mathews Read Osborn Benjamin, seen here, was born in Orange County, NY, ca. 1757. Her first husband, William Read, was killed in one of the earliest battles of the Revolution, and she married Aaron Osborn in Albany, NY in 1780. Sarah accompanied him to the battlefield, met George Washington and was present at the British surrender at Yorktown. After the birth of two children, Osborn deserted the family, and in 1787 Sarah married John Benjamin in White Lake, NY. They moved in 1822 to Mt. Pleasant Township, Wayne County, where John died in 1825. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — Delaware Young at Heart will sponsor a 90-minute short-memoir writing course on September 17 and 24 and October 1 and 8 at the Delaware Youth Center. The course is free and is designed for beginning or intermediate writers.
By the end of the four weekly meetings, you will have completed a short memoir/personal essay (two to 10 pages) about a significant person or event from your life.
The instructor will be Penelope Ghartey, who has been teaching for more than 20 years. Email email@example.com call 570/224-4357.
HONESDALE, PA — On Monday, September 21, Hal Stein of 652 Auto will teach “DIY: Car Maintenance” as part of the Do-it-Yourself Workshops series presented by The Cooperage Project. This DIY class will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main St. Read more