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Did You Know?

The scene of this 1923 picture is “up on the hill” as we called it in later years. These good friends are, from the left, Fred and Evelyn Rasmussen, J. Frank Behling, Ruth Marold and George Oellrich. They are pictured here in front of the first summer cottage that J. Frank Behling and Ruth Marold, built the year before they were married. Several more cottages were built on the hill, and in 1928 the construction of Peggy Runway Lodge was begun. It opened in 1929. The building burned in 1974.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

I am so very much overwhelmed with all the lovely cards and emails I have received over the past few weeks, from my family, my friends and most touching my readers who do not know me or Tommy and took the time to console me. I thank you and feel very blessed to have you in my life. When the undertaker met me at the funeral parlor, he handed me a blue folder and said, “the VA hospital wanted me to give this to you.” Paperwork, lots of paperwork.  Read more

In search of the best sandwich maker

MONTICELLO, NY — Marshall and Sterling Insurance will celebrate the grand re-opening of its offices, now located at Route 42 and High Street, on Saturday, June 6. During the day, an “Iron Chef”-style sandwich-making contest will be held. Locals are encouraged to participate.  Read more

Exotic chickens

MONTICELLO, NY —Craig Russell, president of the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities will return to the Catskill Exotic Bird Club on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at 20 Crystal St. Accompanying Craig will be a collection of some of his most unusual and rare chickens. Probably the most knowledgeable poultry historian living today, Craig will give an entertaining presentation about rare and weird breeds of chickens and their relatives at the April meeting of the Catskill Exotic Bird Club.  Read more

Courses at the library

NARROWSBURG, NY — The public computer center of the Western Sullivan Public Library has two workshops in April. “Understanding and Maintaining Your Computer,” at the branch in Narrowsburg, will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. The class will review the functionality within the control panel to manage sounds, hardware, programs, disk clean-up, defragmentation and more. For late arrivals, please use the rear entrance, because the library closes at 1 p.m.  Read more

Awareness at service

BEACH LAKE, PA — Pat Sanders will present a program on the topic of awareness based on a yoga teacher’s observations at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 12 at the Berlin Township Community Center. She will explore the concept of “bare attention,” showing how we can grow into a wise and honest mindfulness that helps us to live gratefully and fully. The quarterly meeting of the board of directors of the Fellowship will be held after refreshments and conversation following the service. For directions see

Farm food safety series

LIBERTY, NY— A two-part farm food safety series will be offered this spring by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Haiku workshop

HONESDALE, PA — Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, will facilitate a haiku writing workshop titled “Let the Spring Breeze Enter” on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Two Rivers Zen Community, 926 Court St. The workshop is co-sponsored by Two Rivers Zen Community, where Sensei Cooper is director and head teacher, and the Wayne County Arts Alliance.  Read more

New medical center opens in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE, NY — Kelly Edwards, adult nurse practitioner, has recently opened the Youngsville Medical Center at 4054 State Route 52. The center offers general medicine and women’s health as well as Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, DOT drug and alcohol consortium testing, and firemen’s physicals. The center opened in December and recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony. It is open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 845/482-4800.

Rielly opens office in Port

PORT JERVIS, NY — James P. Rielly, MD, FACS, a board-certified vascular surgeon with Rockland Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, has opened a new office at 32 Canal St.

Rielly specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery, especially minimally invasive arterial work such as angioplasties, atherectomies and stents. He routinely sees patients for swollen or painful legs, claudication, varicose veins, carotid stenosis, aneurysms and leg ulcers.  Read more

Wayne Bank raises colon cancer awareness

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Bank employees participate in C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day, a program to raise awareness for colon cancer in northeast Pennsylvania and the importance of screening and early detection. Organized by Wayne Bank team captain Julie Kuen, on behalf of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, participants dress C.A.S.U.A.L. while wearing a specially designed pin and/or custom T-shirt. Colon and rectal cancers are one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in northeast PA.

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
3/19/2015 — Carter John Diehl was born to Brindy and Adam Diehl of Damascus, PA. Maternal grandparents are Brian and Jill Goodman of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Louis and Jule Diehl of Damascus, PA.
3/20/2015 — Quinn Evelynn Scott was born to Lisa and Heath Scott of Beach Lake, PA.  Read more

Exercise Extravaganza benefits EMS

HAWLEY, PA — The Lackawaxen Township EMS will hold its third annual Dance Exercise Extravaganza on Saturday, April 18 at the Woodloch Springs Sports Complex. Classes will be held simultaneously in the pool, gym, and the multi-purpose room from 8:15 a.m. through 4:15 p.m. There will be aqua, mind/body, cardio, strength, tai chi, BOSU® and kickboxing classes.  Read more

Food supplements & memory issues: buyer beware

REGION — What are you getting in the many food supplements available today; who is overseeing their contents and how well the public is being protected?  Read more

Highway to Heaven Sunday school opens

NORTH BRANCH, NY — Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church has announced the opening of its Highway to Heaven Sunday School, which will meet every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at the church, 999 County Rd. 95.  Read more

Talk on forgiveness

BEACH LAKE, PA — Ellen Bay will deliver a talk, “50 Shades of Forgiveness,” titled to recognize the emotional and spiritual complexity of the subject, at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Berlin Township Community Center. At this service of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Bay will examine both forgiveness of others and self-forgiveness from the perspectives of a variety of religious and community leaders. She is a psychologist and photographer who splits her time between Milanville and Manhattan.  Read more

Teen and children’s drama classes at NACL

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre, the award-winning theatre company, is registering children and teens for its spring session of drama classes for children and young adults. Classes will be held Thursdays starting April 23 and run for eight weeks until June 11.

Children’s Creative Drama class for ages six to 12 years of age will be taught by NACL artistic director Tannis Kowalchuk, and held Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $95.  Read more

UDC awards announced

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) has announced the recipients of its annual awards, to be honored at a dinner on April 26 at Central House Family Resort in Beach Lake, PA. Recipients are:

Distinguished Service Award ~ Glenn H. Voss of Beach Lake, PA

Chief Ranger, 1984-1999, National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (retired)

Robin M. Daniels Memorial Lifesaving Award ~ Eric J. Mankowski of Bethlehem, PA

The July 26, 2014 rescue of a drowning swimmer near Staircase Rapids

Partnership Award ~ The Weather Project  Read more

Did You Know?

Pictured here in 1957 are Mickey Behling on the left, and Eileen Feeney. The sign Mickey is holding reads: “The Lady and the Tramp.” They are hamming it up in the masquerade party at Peggy Runway Lodge. Mickey was the wife of Chris Behling. (Jill Padua is their daughter.) Eileen and her family came to the lodge as guests for many summers. Resorts like the lodge created their own entertainment in those years with talent shows, masquerades and bathing beauty contests, etc. TV reception was almost non-existent at the time. The photograph is donated by Jill Padua.  Read more

Coping with kitten season

REGION — With early spring starts “kitten season,” the time of year when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters with homeless cats and kittens. As shelters struggle to house as many of these cats as possible, the risk of disease increases dramatically. The influx of kittens also means that difficult decisions must be made about which kittens and cats can be saved.  Read more