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December 24, 2014
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Western Sullivan Public Library Announces Saturday Movies @ Your Library

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will be offering a monthly movie for children and their parents/caregivers. The films will be shown at the Jeffersonville branch on the first Saturday of the month, starting with Saturday November 1, and will include a G or PG rated movie suitable for the whole family. Movies start promptly at 10:30 a.m. A list of upcoming movies can be found at your local branch. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn will be provided. November’s movie is rated PG and runs 100 minutes.  Read more

Sponsors support PCPL’s first anniversary celebration

MATAMORAS, PA — The Pike County Public Library Board of Directors and Friends of the Library is inviting the public to attend the first anniversary celebration of the Dorothy E. Warner Building of the Pike County Public Library. The dinner dance will be held on Saturday, November 1 at the Best Western. Cocktails are from 6 to 7 p.m. with dinner and dancing from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.  Read more

Increasing Spanish-speaking volunteers in beautification

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan Renaissance has hired a bilingual consultant to study how to increase the participation of Spanish-speaking volunteers in Sullivan Renaissance’s beautification and community-development programs, and help cultivate gardening and horticultural skills within the Spanish speaking community. Araceli (Ari) Mir-Pontier of Barryville will develop recommendations for a program that integrates this outreach into Sullivan Renaissance.  Read more

Halloween candy buy-back program sends candy to troops

PORT JERVIS, NY — Local, family-owned practice, Aesthetic Family Dentistry, will host its second annual Halloween Candy Buy-back program on Monday, November 3 in their office, located at 155 East Main St. From 4 to 6 p.m., families can drop off their unwanted or excess candy at Aesthetic Family Dentistry. All those who donate will be entered into a raffle to win prizes, which will be announced at a later date.  Read more

Did You Know?

Seen here in the early 1900’s are two young women standing on what was the old town well. Located in the middle of the juncture of Main and Bridge streets, a slight indent in the road can still be noticed there.

Fenced and with a “Danger” sign overhead, the well had a bucket attached to a rope for access to the water. According to Ron Rasmussen, the water was of poor quality. The smaller sign cautioned drivers coming over the bridge about the speed limit. From the Ruth & J. Frank Behling Collection.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

On Sunday, October 19 approximately 50 people attended the annual meeting of the Tusten Historical Society. Grace Johansen, founder, and leader since the inception of the organization over 15 years ago, stepped down as president, passing the gavel to Marge Janowski, a lifetime resident of Tusten. Marge’s first order of official business was to pay tribute to Grace for her dedication to the society. Grace was presented with a clock as a token of appreciation for her many years of leadership.  Read more

CROP Hunger Walk raises money to fight hunger world wide

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County CROP Hunger Walk was held on Sunday, October 5 in Jeffersonville. More than $4,500 was contributed by our neighbors and friends to support the hunger-fighting efforts of Church World Service, both here in Sullivan County and around the world. CROP Hunger Walks help support struggling families in the U.S. by providing up to 25% of what is raised by the local walk for food banks, soup kitchens, and community gardens. Although the physical walk is over, donations can still be made to support the Sullivan County CROP Hunger Walk online at www.cropwalk.org.

Habitat Enhancement Workshop Series

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Conservation District will hold the second program in a series of workshops focusing on wildlife habitat enhancement. Wildlife food plots can provide opportunities to view wildlife or develop a healthier wildlife population if done properly.  Read more

Pike County Historical Society offers volunteer opportunities

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Historical Society and Columns Museum will offer a special program in order to attract new volunteers and docents on Saturday, November 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. The training session will provide applicants with the basic information needed to conduct tours of the facility or assist in daily operations, including research, genealogy and archival work. Volunteers can offer as little as three hours a month, or more, depending upon your availability.  Read more

A discussion with & for Sullivan County youth

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan Renaissance invites Sullivan County youth to a discussion about opportunities to make a difference in their communities through internships, volunteerism and general engagement. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. at the CVI Center. Youth who are interested in volunteer or work opportunities are encouraged to attend. The program will begin with performances by Project:Identity participants Rebecca Budrock and Elizabeth Dos Santos.  Read more

Tri-State Chamber announces Tri-State Classic Race

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Tri-State Chamber will present its 19th annual Tri-State Classic Race on Sunday, October 26. The event includes 10k and 5k races, with the starting line on Jersey Avenue in Port Jervis and the finish line in Riverside Park, Port Jervis. This year, the registration will be held at Riverside Park, where the runners can enjoy music, water and get ready to run. A portion of the race proceeds will be donated in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.  Read more

Alzheimer’s Association caregivers support group forms

LIBERTY, NY — An Alzheimer’s caregivers support group recently started in Sullivan County. It is sponsored by the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Association volunteers and staff at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty. The meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility, 170 Lake St.  Read more

The Hampton Inn donates to support Safe Haven of Pike County and Paint Pike Purple

MATAMORAS, PA — The staff of the Hampton Inn in Matamoras spent quite a bit of time last week sharing time and donations for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and clients of Safe Haven of Pike County.

Safe Haven gratefully accepted over 30 goodie bags filled with shower gel, soap, toothpaste, make-up remover, warm socks and many other specialties for clients in need. The bags were made up for Safe Haven clients by the staff of the Hampton Inn in observance of the Hilton Global Week of Service, an annual event for the Hilton chain of hotels.  Read more

New coffee shop opens in Milford

MILFORD, PA — The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the grand opening weekend of the Frisky Goat Coffeehouse, 611 Broad St., on Saturday, October 4. Owner Rebecca Roa told the crowd that she named her new business the “Frisky Goat” after the popular legend that a goat-herder noticed that his goats were very excited after eating red berries (coffee) and had lots of energy. The coffeehouse brews coffee, espresso, latte, cappuccino, teas as well as locally-baked treats. Open mic nights are held every Saturday night. A light lunch menu will be introduced soon.  Read more

Did You Know?

Adopted in 1997, here is the logo for Tusten Historical Society. It is printed here to inform you that this logo can now be seen on the Tusten Historical Society’s facebook page. Please check it out and “like” us! Thanks!

From the collection of the Tusten Historical Society. 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.

Cliff Park Golf organizes fundraiser for Humane Society of Port Jervis

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark relies on activities and events organized by board members, staff and volunteers to cover the financial demands of housing over 150 animals. When Angelo Cervone, a board member of the Humane Society, reached out to Joe Stead of Cliff Park Golf for Putt for Pets (a fundraising event held earlier this year), Stead was more than happy to comply. Stead and the kind people of Cliff Park Golf took it upon themselves to organize their own fundraiser.  Read more

Chili taste-off winners announced

HONESDALE, PA — The Harvest and Heritage Days traditional Wing & Chili Taste-off was held recently and the winners were chosen. Judges were Joe Alogna, Brian Wilken and Jonathan Fritz. First place for Best Presentation went to Sonny’s Bar & Grill and second place to MB’s Shear Expressions. First place for Judges’ Choice went to Irving Cliff Brewery for their smoky bison chili and second place to attorney Michael Lehutsky. The public had until 3 p.m. to purchase samples of all the chili that was offered and to vote for their favorite, as well as their favorite booth.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

Wow, it’s getting a little chilly out there. Be careful on the slippery leaves.

Since I moved to Sullivan County, I have hit two squirrels, three rabbits and, as of Friday night, two frogs. Why do I get so upset and nearly cry when I hit them? My husband Tommy says I could never be a hunter. Speaking of hunters, there are a lot of deer that like to run out in front of my car. I drive slowly, but still you hunters have a job to do this season. Good luck to all of you and be safe.  Read more

Part three of Pinterest class

PORT JERVIS, NY — Pinterest and Paper Crafting: Make Your Own Holiday Cards or Decorations, the third class of a three-part series, will be held Tuesday, October 28 at the Port Jervis Free Library from 6 to 7:45 p.m. In this session you will use the inspiration you discovered in class one to create beautiful, useable, Christmas or Hanukah greeting cards or decorations. Prerequisites are: having taken part one on September 30 and part two on October 7. The presenter is Anna Seniw. The charge, $10 paid on September 30, includes the supplies for this class.

Learn to make a fall flower arrangement

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Free Library backyard series Autumn Flower Arranging will be held Monday, Ocotber 27 in the community room of the library from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.  Read more