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Lake Huntington News December 10

Just got in from an overnight stay away with The Cochecton Youth Group at Aquatopia indoor water park. Had to be 85 degrees, was nice to wear shorts and a sleeveless shirt. I did not go into the pool, but I enjoyed watching the kids in the pool and on the slides. Looks like everyone had a great time. Thank you Sue for putting this event together for all of us. There will be a vacancy on the Cochecton Youth Commission Board during the 2016 year. Anyone interested should submit a letter of interest for the position, in writing, to: Cochecton Youth Commission P.O.  Read more

Narrowsburg News December 10

On Saturday evening, December 5, the stars twinkled, the temperature was cool and a crowd of about 200 to 250 people gathered in front of The Union (aka the Narrowsburg School). The Christmas tree out front was all lit up for the arrival of the Santa Express and Santa’s special sled glided into Narrowsburg as planned. The sled arrived with lights ablaze, music playing and holiday favorite characters aloft. The Snow Queen sang to the crowd while Santa, the elves, Olaf and Rudolph circulated and visited the children.  Read more

Looking Back December 10

Coe Durland was born in Orange County, NY in 1832 and moved to Honesdale, PA in 1857. Soon after, the Civil War began, and like so many other young men he plunged into the Union effort, quickly organizing Company M, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, recruited for the most part in Salem Township, Wayne County. Durland was commissioned as captain of the new company, and he and his men distinguished themselves throughout the war, fighting in 55 engagements, including the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Five Forks and Appomattox.  Read more

Business Briefs December 10

Bercze Travel Consultant opens doors

NARROWSBURG, NY — Lisa Bercze Sullivan County Travel Consultant recently opened its doors in Narrowsburg. Bercze, who grew up in Barryville, went to college and moved back to the area, has paired up with Amy’s Total Travel of Towanda, PA to bring travel assistance to Sullivan County.  Read more

Deputies collect Black Friday toy haul

HONESDALE, PA — Donated toys filled the front of the county commissioners’ meeting room on December 3. Wayne County Sheriff Mark Steelman and five of his deputies displayed the results of the department’s “Cram the Cruiser Toy Drive.” Volunteer deputies in sheriff’s cars spent six hours in the parking lots at Honesdale’s Walmart, CVS and Kmart on November 27 collecting shoppers’ donations for the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau.  Read more

Organizational News December 10

Rock Hill community visioning continues

ROCK HILL, NY — Residents and businesses in Rock Hill are invited to come out to the Rock Hill Business and Community Association’s (RHBCA) monthly meeting for a presentation and reporting on the Rock Hill Community Visioning Project on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. at the Rock Hill Firehouse, located at 61 Glen Wild Rd. Everyone interested in Rock Hill’s future is encouraged to attend.  Read more

Community Curriculum December 10

Mason jar cookie class at EaT Kitchen

LIBERTY, NY — An intergenerational opportunity to craft an easy and tasty gift of Mason jar cookies is offered on Friday, December 11. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will host this class from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

Ethan George Carlile was born on October 31, 2015 to Sarah Oetzel-Carlile and Eric Carlile of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Timothy and Marie Oetzel of Beach Lake, PA. Paternal grandparent is Mary Carlile of Honesdale, PA.

Baelfire James Roche was born on November 1, 2015 to Caitlyn and David Roche of Lake Ariel, PA. Maternal grandparents are James and Valerie Springsteen of Lake Ariel, PA. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Bari Roche of Callicoon, NY.  Read more

GAIT provides Equine Services for Heroes®

MILFORD, PA — GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center is offering a new program for heroes of all community services including veterans, EMTs, fire, safety and law enforcement personnel and their families. Instructor Nancy Van Wyk recently completed her certification in a PATH International Specialty Education course as Instructor Training for Equine Services for Heroes®.  Read more

Crystal Run employees donate Thanksgiving baskets

ORANGE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES, NY — This holiday season, employees of Crystal Run Healthcare (CRH) brought comfort and nourishment to those in need by providing over 50 Thanksgiving-themed baskets. Crystal Run employees across more than 30 offices created baskets filled with holiday dinner essentials including table cloths, centerpieces and gift cards; non-perishable food items such as canned goods, dry goods and mixes; and fresh fruits, vegetables and turkeys.  Read more

Coping with holiday stress

For many of us, the winter, with its celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah, or Yule, is a fun time of year filled with parties, celebrations and social gatherings with family and friends. For many, it is also a time marked by sadness, anger, jealousy, loneliness, or anxiety. Perhaps foremost, it brings a combination of feelings, and this is perfectly normal.  Read more

Holiday Music

Monticello school holiday music schedule

REGION — Monticello Central School District’s Music and Performing Arts Department has planned the following events during the month of December:
December 4 and 5, high school drama, Hughs Auditorium (MHS) 7:30 p.m.
December 5 and 6, NYSSMA All-State Performances in Rochester NY. Performances throughout the day.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I spent the holiday with my brother Teddy, who lives in Narrowsburg. Friday I went down to Queens to spend time with my sister and her family and my sister-in-law and her family. I also had my memorial tattoo for my husband worked on.  Read more

Looking Back

Ruth McGinnis, born 1911 in Honesdale, PA, learned to shoot pool at her father’s billiard parlor on Main Street. An outstanding female athlete of her era, she was a billiards prodigy at an early age and a member of a high school women’s basketball team that won three state championships. Although she did not compete while she was a student at East Stroudsburg College, just before graduation she won the world championship in a tournament held in Philadelphia. McGinnis became a national celebrity when she defeated Olympic athlete Mildred “Babe” Didrickson.  Read more

Community Curriculum December 3

Ingredient swapping for health

PORT JERVIS, NY — Whipping up healthy recipes may be easier than you think. You can learn how to make simple ingredient substitutions to create healthy recipes that don’t sacrifice taste or enjoyment, at The Hub at the Port Jervis Public Library on Monday, December 7 from 5 to 6 p.m.  Read more

Lasch is Woman of the Year

SHOHOLA, PA — The Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) of Port Jervis has selected Dawn Lasch of Shohola as its 2015 Woman of the Year for outstanding contributions to the club and the community.  Read more

Ribbon cutting for new Hudson Valley DKI location

MONTICELLO, NY — There will be a ribbon cutting for the new office location of Hudson Valley DKI at 534-544 Broadway. The office will be open for visitors starting at 11:30 a.m. for refreshments. The ribbon cutting, co-sponsored by the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, will take place promptly at 12 noon.  Read more

BOCES beauty clinic open

LIBERTY, NY — The Class Act Clinic at the Career and Technical Education Center is open to the public.

Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon to 2 p.m. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 845/295-4171.  Read more

Marshalls chosen for Rick Drew Holiday Parade

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce has named Jane Drake and Nancy Vocci as Parade Grand Marshals for the 44th annual Rick Drew Holiday Parade, to be held on Sunday, December 6. Drake and Vocci are being honored for their contributions to the Matamoras Recreation Advisory Board (RAB) since its inception in 1967. Their contributions through the RAB include improvements to Airport Park, which comprises Veteran’s Memorial Park & Recreation Center, Firefly Field, Dog Park, the summer recreation program and the Splash Pad.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

Last week was very hard for me, my brother-in-law Mike died on Monday, November 18. I told my sister-in-law that I was really very sad that her husband died but most of my tears are going to be for missing Tommy. So Tommy’s sister lost him and her husband in eight months, we are going to have to be strong through the holidays. When the bag piper played Danny Boy not a dry eye in the house. The after party was at the same bar Tommy’s was in, typical Irish wake, lots of drinking and laughing telling stories.  Read more