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Greater Hudson promotes Salvatore

MIDDLETOWN, NY — The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, has announced the promotion of Frank Salvatore Jr., RRT, MBA, FAARC to administrator of ancillary services.  Read more

Caregivers’ support group

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Area Agency on Aging welcomes you to join with other caregivers at the monthly meeting of the Caregiver’s Support Group, which will be held at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center, 323 10th St., on Wednesday, February 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The group meeting is informal, but informational. The counselors are experienced and understanding. Sharing experiences, ideas, situations, solutions and frustrations can help you and others who attend. Consider this as time for you to bolster your emotional and physical well-being.  Read more

Advocating for Medicaid and Medicare reform

At a time when much is said about a need for increased access to behavioral health care, legislative reforms are a challenge. Some who have attempted to reform Medicaid and Medicare have included Congressman Chris Gibson at a federal level and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, who chairs the Assembly Mental Health Committee in Albany. But the problem is not resolved.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

In the cold month of January, history repeated itself as Peck’s Market again became a family-run business, now under the name of Pete’s and operated by the Patel family. Some of you may remember when Art and Beth Peck opened our local market in 1963 right on Main Street and subsequently moved to the current location on Kirk Road in 1975. Time marches on, and the new owners of Peck’s Plaza come to us with 20 years of experience, live in Sullivan County, and are ready to provide a full range of groceries, meat, dairy and delicatessen delights.  Read more

Did You Know?

Pictured here, circa 1960, are eight local residents who were among the early volunteers at Fort Delaware. They appeared here at Monticello Raceway, perhaps as a way of advertising the Fort. The two men at either end were officials at the raceway, but were unidentified. The volunteers are Dot Batchler, left, George Drollinger, Myrtle Nober, M.O. Conklin, Peggy Burbank, Nike Dale, Ethel Vannatta and Charles Nolan. From the Tusten Historical Society collection.

Rolling V receives EPA emissions-reduction grant

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Rolling V Bus Corp. will upgrade a number of its vehicles after receiving a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In accepting the $60,000 in grant funds through the National Clean Diesel Campaign, Rolling V has agreed to retire some of the older and less eco-friendly buses in its fleet and replace them with newer, highly fuel-efficient vehicles that conform to the latest emissions standards, set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Read more

WJFF requests public comment on policy

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — WJFF Radio Catskill has asked the public to comment on the proposed draft of the employee handbook (see www.wjffradio.org/wjff/index.php?section=95>. Send comments to board@wjffradio.org and feedback@wjffradio.org). The 30-day public comment period ends on the date of the February board of trustees meeting, Wednesday, February 18.

WMH Auxiliary to sponsor jewelry sale

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a “$6 Jewelry Sale” by K&J Jewelry on February 5 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, and on February 6 in the hospital’s David Katz Conference Center.

Both sales will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited. More than 1,000 items will be offered at $6 each, as well as other upscale fashion accessories. Proceeds benefit the auxiliary’s 2015 fund-raising project, a mobile mammography van.

PA environmental, energy grants available

HARRISBURG, PA — Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) is encouraging local governments, businesses and municipal authorities to review the state grant programs now available through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for a variety of environmental and alternative energy programs.

The following programs are funded by Act 13 of 2012, the Marcellus Shale impact fee legislation. Applications will be accepted from March 1 through June 30, with expected CFA board action in September.  Read more

Honesdale Fire Department gets grant

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation recently gave a grant to the Honesdale Fire Department, Hose Co. Number 1. The grant is in support of the company’s plan to purchase and upgrade technology equipment. Pictured are Brian Dulay, deputy chief; Warren Schloesser, Wayne County Community Foundation grants chairman; and Steve Bates, chief.

Upcycled tee shirt tote bags

HONESDALE, PA —­ On Thursday, February 12, Rachael Arnone of “bachestinks” will lead “DIY: Upcycled Tee Shirt Tote Bags,” the first installment in a new a do-it-yourself workshop series presented by The Cooperage Project. The class will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main St.  Read more

Issues in girls’ education

BEACH LAKE, PA — Gloria Tabares and Pat Sanders will present a program with clips from a film about the worldwide educational situation for girls at a service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Univeralists at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 8 at the Berlin Township Community Center. Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. The stories told of individual girls can inspire thought and action. There will be conversation and refreshments after the program. For directions see www.uduuf.org/directions.

Community chorus resumes rehearsals

LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Community Chorus, under the direction of Kevin J. Giroux, will resume rehearsals on Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Middle School, 145 Buckley St. The chorus is preparing for its 38th annual spring concert, to be performed at Immaculate Conception Church in Woodbourne on Sunday, June 7.  Read more

Community foundation presents grant for handbells

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) recently presented a grant to the Wallenpaupack Middle School Handbell Choir for the purpose of refurbishing their handbells. Seen here are William Gershey, YAC advisor; handbell choir members and choir director Shaun Stuart.

TripAdvisor names Woodloch best for families

HAWLEY, PA — Woodloch Pines, a family resort located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, has been selected by TripAdvisor as the number one best large hotel for families in the United States and the sixth best in the world for its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.

TripAdvisor represents the world’s largest online travel community. The best resorts for families were awarded based upon those that were most highly rated by people traveling with their families.  Read more

Take Your Child to the Library Day

MONTICELLO, NY — Come to the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Saturday, February 7 for Take Your Child to the Library Day. Sign up your child for a library card, and pick up a few books to read. Craft supplies will be out all day for you to make your own creations, and there will be a movie at 2:30 p.m.  Read more

UDC officers to be sworn in

NARROWSBURG, NY — Magisterial District Judge Ronald J. Edwards will preside over a swearing-in ceremony for officers of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. at the UDC office located at 211 Bridge St. The public is welcome to attend. A reception with cake and coffee will take place at the end of the monthly business meeting.

The 2015 UDC officers who will take their oaths are Chairperson Alan Henry, Berlin Township, PA; Vice-Chairperson Susan Sullivan, Town of Tusten; and Secretary-Treasurer Jeffrey Dexter, Damascus Township, PA.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

As you all know, my husband is in the Bronx VA hospital nursing home. I drive down on Fridays to stay with him for the weekend. As I was driving down last week, I was thinking of what our future is going to be like; how sick is he going to get? I was praying to my parents to be my guardian angels to help me get through this and to give me strength. I was getting very emotional and wishing they were here with me.  Read more

Did You Know?

NARROWSBURG, NY — This time of year we need to be reminded that summer will come again.

Print at the bottom of this post card reads, “Bathing Scene in Delaware River, Narrowsburg, NY.” Despite what must have been rather cumbersome bathing suits and bathing hats, this looks like a happy foursome enjoying their swim. J. Frank and Ruth Behling provided the post card.

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

Farm tax workshop

LIBERTY, NY — A farm tax workshop will be offered on Wednesday, February 4 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s (CCESC) Agriculture program. It will be held at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more