DYBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA — This once-in-a-lifetime shot of a passing jetliner, silhouetted against a waxing gibbous moon, was captured by Dave Soete on April 4 when he just happened to be out taking photographs of the moon. The April full moon, which occurred two days later, is known as the Full Pink Moon, because it heralds the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and the Fish Moon.
HONESDALE, PA - "The Heart of A Growing Wayne County" scholarships will be awarded to deserving area students at the annual spring meeting of the Wayne Pike County Farm Bureau on Saturday night, April 14. Six area students will be awarded higher education awards at The Park Street Complex (former Stourbridge School) at the 7 pm dinner meeting for the organization. Read more
CALLICOON, NY - A Training in Nonviolent Action will be offered on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 12:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon, NY.
The Training will be conducted by Joanne Sheehan, an experienced educator and trainer in nonviolence for over forty years. It will be free of charge to participants. Advanced registration is required.
The event is being organized by veteran activist Beverly Sterner, founder of the Upper Delaware Community Network, and Marcia Nehemiah, writer and environmentalist. Read more
REGION -- You are dreaming of delicious ice cream sundaes, a cold glass of milk and then the nightmare hits: the nausea, cramps, bloating and diarrhea! If you are one of the thirty to fifty million Americans who suffer from lactose intolerance you know what this feels like. Lactose intolerance, a food sensitivity, is the body’s inability to produce the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose. Lactose is sugar that is found naturally in milk. Most lactose deficiencies appear late-adolescence or adulthood. However, it can be evident in younger children. Read more
FERNDALE, NY — The following businesses, individuals and organizations will receive 2012 Sullivan First Achievement Awards for their commitment to improving the appearance of Sullivan County during the Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference and Expo on Saturday, March 10 at the CVI Center. Read more
NEW YORK CITY, NY — The 2012 New York International Auto Show, which takes place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from April 6 through 15, is a chance for the public to get a look at advancement in automotive technology and design. This year, the public also gets a peek at a model called the MINI Cooper Yachtsman, which was unveiled as a vehicle that travels not only on the roads but also on water. Read more
UPPER DELAWARE REGION — The Common Waters Fund, a forest-to-faucet initiative facilitated by a partnership of regional stakeholders, completed three funding rounds in its first year of operation, distributing over $575,000 to 90 private forest owners in Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Sullivan counties in New York, and Sussex County in New Jersey. Together these landowners represent nearly 40,000 acres of high priority forestland. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — The George L. Cooke fifth-grade poets enjoyed their recent unit of study, “Playing with Words.” They played with specific techniques, line breaks, stanza, figurative language (such as similes) rhyme and alliterations to make unique poems as tumbling snowflakes. The theme was winter, so all classes chose a winter-related image to use on the bulletin boards in the school’s hallways. The photos here display some of the results.
ELDRED, NY — Eldred Central School has six winners in the Scholastic Art Awards Regional Competition, which includes Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. Shown in the back row are senior Vincent Carlucci (Gold Key in Digital Art), left, senior Kyle Derry (Silver Key, Photography) and sophomore Peter Vorstadt (Silver Key, Photography). In the front row are sophomore Julian DeLeon (Gold Key in Design), senior Devyn Halter (Gold Key for Photography Portfolio, and two Gold Keys for two additional separate photographs) and senior Miranda Schwartz (Silver Key in Design). Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan West Elementary PTSO food bank chairperson, Amanda Adams, recently asked the students to help support the needy families in our area. The response was overwhelming. Hundreds of non-perishable food items were collected from all the students in grades pre-K to 6. The items will be shared with the Jeffersonville Food Pantry at the Presbyterian Church, the White Lake Shepherd’s Pantry and the food pantry in Narrowsburg. The Sullivan West PTSO elves, Debbie Campanelli, left, and September Rielly, collected the items door to door.