Calling young poets in Sullivan County
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The first all-county Sullivan Youth Poetry Festival will take place on Saturday, April 2 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts from …
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The first all-county Sullivan Youth Poetry Festival will take place on Saturday, April 2 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Students who live in or attend school in Sullivan County and who are in grades seven through 12 are invited to submit a poem to Sullivan County Poet Laureate Eric Baylin by the deadline of March 21.
Students are asked to write a poem in response to one or more of these questions:
Who am I?
Where did I come from?
Where am I going? And then: What are your aspirations or hopes? Where do you imagine your life will take you?
Poems should be no longer than 300 words and may be in any form. They could rhyme, they could be in free-verse, or they could be spoken-word poems.
Include the student’s name, age and school attended in the email submission.
Email the poem by March 21 to email@example.com
Three poems will be selected by a committee of area poets for special cash prizes. All students who participate in the festival will receive a gift certificate to a local store or restaurant.
For more information, email Eric Baylin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALLICOON, NY —The Knights of Columbus are holding a St. Patrick’s Day dinner beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at Holy Cross Church.
The cost is $15 for a complete dinner. Diners can eat in or take the meal home.
For more information or to reserve a ticket, call Grand Knight Teddy at 570/493-1660.
ONLINE — The Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host an online conference for women in business on March 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
March 8 is International Women’s Day.
“We feel women in business need a lot of support right now,” said Myriam Bouchard, business advisor for the SBDC and the organizer of the event. “It’s been a difficult two years and female entrepreneurs need all the help they can get.”
Sessions will focus on health and wellness; branding and long-term strategies for businesses; and planning ahead, creating financial independence and financial health.
New York State Sen. Michelle Hinchey will speak.
Recordings of each presentation will be available to attendees for up to one month after the event.
Closed captioning will be available.
For more information, contact the SBDC at https://www.nysbdc.org. To register, visit https://hopin.com/events/building-resilience-conference.
SHOHOLA, PA — That’s not a tabloid headline from the fifth century. It’s part of a display at the Celebration of Irish History exhibit at the Artists’ Market Community Center (AMCC).
The month-long exhibit, said AMCC member Nick Roes, celebrates Irish culture and corrects misinformation about Irish history and Ireland’s contribution to the arts.
Take the display on St. Patrick. It traces, Roes said, how Patrick’s image evolved, from how he really was to how he’s thought of today. “Without giving away too much, St. Patrick never walked around with the staff of Jesus, dressed all in green, surrounded by shamrocks and snakes.” That image, he said, began to evolve from 1370 and is all the invention of artists.
The exhibit also features art that celebrates Ireland’s literary giants. There’s a display that traces the history of Irish art from its origins in stone carvings ca. 3200 BCE. There is also a display of artwork by classical Irish artists such as James Barry, Hugh Douglas Hamilton and Augustus Joseph Nicholas Burke.
The exhibit is up through March 19. An opening celebration is planned for Saturday, March 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the AMCC. It is free of charge and open to the public.
For more information, visit the AMCC website at http://artistsmarketcc.com/.
HONESDALE, PA — The new exhibition from the Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) opens with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 4 at the WCAA gallery on Main Street, upstairs from Missing Pieces.
“Archive: Stories from Storage” is a collection of work by various artists that was created in the past and rediscovered, reimagined or that has gained importance over the years.
The artists include Bozena Janiszewski, Barbara Carpenito, Carol Cannon-Nesco, Nancy Wells, Joan Polishook, Sue Stephan Foster, Trevor Taylor, Phyllis Chekenian, Julian Sparacino, Mary Jasch, Robert Kafes, Elizabeth Castellano, D.C. Anderson, Jane Biron, Norma Bernstock, Paul Plumadore, Debby Pollak and Jay Hostetler.
The exhibition runs from March 4 through Saturday, April 2. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Masks are required in the gallery.
The exhibition was made possible by a donation from Native Food and Drink in Honesdale.
For more information, visit the WCAA website at https://www.wcaa.org/.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The next Upper Delaware Litter Sweep is scheduled to start April 22, but area businesses and other groups can get involved in the meantime.
River valley businesses, municipalities and organizations can show their support for the second annual Upper Delaware Litter Sweep by becoming T-shirt sponsors or by contributing supplies and services for the April 22-30 series of clean-ups.
The Earth Day-inspired event is funded solely by donations.
As the event coordinator, the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) is offering a limited opportunity for those who donate by March 18 to have their names or logos printed on the customized shirts that Litter Sweep volunteers will receive.
Contributors will be honored as litter enemies, litter avengers or litter slayers.
Last year, a huge response meant that the supply of T-shirts ran out. This year, the UDC will order almost twice as many, neon-colored for safety and featuring Honesdale tattoo artist Dan Nelson’s artwork of a bald eagle carrying away trash in its talons.
You can donate online at https://www.upperdelawarecouncil.org. Checks can be mailed to the UDC at PO Box 192, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.
To volunteer, call or email the UDC at the above number or address.
For more information, visit the website above or follow the UDC on Facebook at UpperDelawareCouncil.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is holding a hike on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6.
Dubbed the Sugar Shack Scramble, the walk takes hikers through the PEEC woods to the “Two Saps” sugar shack. Hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple syrup will be offered afterward.
Start times are 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. on either day and space is limited.
The cost is $15.
For more information, visit the PEEC website at https://www.peec.org.
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) is now accepting applications from eligible high school seniors for the Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship. Applications are due to the DHC by Friday, March 25.
The $2,000 scholarship is open to students in school districts bordering the upper Delaware River, including Hancock, Deposit, Eldred, Monticello and Sullivan West in New York; and Wallenpaupack, Honesdale and Delaware Valley in PA.
The memorial scholarship was established in 2015 by the DHC in honor of Vanessa Joy Van Gorder. A recent graduate from West Chester University, Van Gorder, who planned to teach, cared deeply about the region and its environment, a DHC spokesperson said. The scholarship is open to high school seniors pursuing a career in education or environmental stewardship.
Students at eligible districts should contact their guidance counselors for applications. Applications must be submitted through the school’s guidance counselor. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified in May.
HURLEYVILLE, NY — Sullivan 180 wants to show young people how to find their way forward and act for change.
It’s happening at “What’s Your Blueprint?,” a youth summit to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18 at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre.
It’s open to youth in grades nine through 12.
Workshops will be offered to, in the words of a spokesperson, “open their minds and hearts to greater service for themselves and their schools.” The idea comes from a famous speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “A blueprint for your life,” and focuses on King’s principles: belief in oneself, determination and commitment.
The keynote speaker is Damola Akinyemi, a former international basketball player and bodybuilder. He is the former co-leader of the Warrior Kids program, which taught thousands of children across the Hudson Valley about healthier choices.
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event, or consent to a rapid PCR test at the event is also required.
Refreshments and lunch by A Single Bite will be provided. To learn more or to register, visit https://www.Sullivan180.org.
HONESDALE, PA — The public is invited to a grand opening/ribbon-cutting for a new T-Mobile business.
The new date is 11 a.m. on Friday, March 4. The event will be held at 1199 Texas Palmyra Hwy. in the Route 6 Plaza in Honesdale.
For more information, call the Chamber of the Northern Poconos at 570/226-3191.
HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, March 5, Gina Lenz Photography will hold a family-portrait event to benefit the Wayne County Public Library.
The event includes a consultation before the session.
This will be an indoor portrait at the studio, and the $100 session fee will be donated to the library.
Call Gina Lenz Photography at 570/253.4040 to schedule an appointment.
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