Big fish at the fishing derby
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Commissioners held their 24th annual fishing derby at the Lily Pond recently. Approximately 278 children attended.Prizes were …
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Commissioners held their 24th annual fishing derby at the Lily Pond recently. Approximately 278 children attended.
Prizes were awarded to children in various age groups. The largest trout registered was 20 inches long.
Fishing poles, rod-and-reel kits and various fishing accessories were awarded to the children for the largest catch.
For a list of winners, visit riverreporter.com/community.
HANCOCK, NY — The 14th annual Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) One Bug event was held on April 30 and May 1 and the weather, water, fish and bugs provided participating guides and anglers “with a delightful two days of early season fishing,” said executive director Jeff Skelding.
Many One Bug veterans are aware of how challenging the river can be this time of year, he said. However, air temperatures were in the 60s, with some mixed sun and clouds. “Healthy numbers of wild rainbow and brown trout poking their noses up made for an enjoyable and successful weekend for our participants.”
One Bug supports the work of FUDR, and kicks off the spring fishing season.
“One Bug anglers and the guides who care for them on the river are emblematic of how the love of a river and a passion for the sport of fly fishing can generate a powerful conservation and stewardship ethic,” Skelding said. “The Upper Delaware River will need that to remain clean and healthy for future generations of anglers and everybody else who has the river close to their hearts.”
Learn more about FUDR at www.fudr.org.
PENNSYLVANIA — Funds are available for community-based organizations to develop more jobs in healthcare and train more people for them.
Nearly $48 million in American Rescue Plan funding is targeted to rural and tribal communities.
The money can address workforce needs related to the long-term effects of COVID-19, health information technology and other workforce issues.
Applications are due Wednesday, June 8.
For more information on the rural public health workforce training network technical assistance program, visit https://bit.ly/37qt14P.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Aktion Club has kept busy making Busy Bags, and the bags were handed out in the Liberty, Monticello and Fallsburg public libraries.
Busy Bags are meant to keep kids busy; the bags were filled with colored markers, pictures to color, stickers and stencils. The bags were distributed to the children visiting the libraries during Easter break.
Aktion Club is sponsored by the Monticello and Woodridge Kiwanis clubs and the members have various physical or developmental disabilities. Club members are affiliated with Arc Greater Hudson Valley, the Center for Discovery and New Hope Community. “They very much enjoy giving back to the community,” a spokeswoman said.
For more information about the Aktion Club, visit www.aktionclub.org.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Are you interested in working with or teaching young children?
Up to $1 million is available in grants for individuals or businesses in childcare deserts—places where there aren’t enough childcare providers.
Sullivan County is one. More childcare options are desperately needed, according to the Sullivan County Child Care Council, so if you or someone you know has been thinking about opening a childcare program but was worried about startup costs, consider applying.
Applications for the Childcare Deserts grant are currently being accepted, and are due on Thursday, May 19 at midnight.
Funding is also being released for currently licensed or registered providers to expand their programs.
To learn more and get help starting a childcare business, call the Sullivan County Child Care Council at 845/292-7166 ext. 307 or visit its website at scchildcare.com.
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