Emergency pantry gets big donation, Cooperage welcomes newcomers and more

What's going on in your community March 12 to March 18

Posted 3/11/20

Big donation to emergency pantry

WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES, PA —The combined effort of the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau and the Western Wayne National Honor Society yielded approximately $450 worth …

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Emergency pantry gets big donation, Cooperage welcomes newcomers and more

What's going on in your community March 12 to March 18

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Big donation to emergency pantry

WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES, PA —The combined effort of the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau and the Western Wayne National Honor Society yielded approximately $450 worth of canned foods which were recently donated to the Honesdale Emergency Pantry.  

This local pantry relies exclusively on donations from the public and is not affiliated with Wayne County’s pantry system.

Ranked among world’s most ethical companies for 11th time

BEACH LAKE, PA — Waste Management (NYSE: WM), which operates Beach Lake Hauling and Transfer Station in Wayne County and Apex Waste Services and Alliance Landfill in Lackawanna County, has been named as one of Ethisphere’s 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 11th time.

Ethisphere’s assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain. 

The full list of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at www.worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees.

To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com. For more information about recycling, visit www.wm.com/recycleright

Discussing mental health and wellness 

MONTICELLO, NY — The Suicide Prevention Center of New York is holding a forum with Sullivan County residents to learn more about the unique aspects of rural communities and culture that may contribute to mental health concerns and increased risk of suicide. 

The forums will be held on Friday, March 13 at 3 p.m. for community members and 5 p.m. for community stakeholders.

Conversations will be confidential in a private group setting and will last 1.5 hours. Participants must be a healthcare provider or stakeholder who provides services to Sullivan County. RSVP by phone or email. 

For more information and to RSVP to get location details, call 845/513-2048 or email Heidi.reimer@co.sullivan.ny.us. 

The Cooperage welcomes two new directors on its board

HONESDALE, PA — The Cooperage Project welcomes two new additions to its board of directors, Rory McGhie and Sandy Rickard.

McGhie and Rickard’s addition to the board follows the departure of Amy Lacinsky, former vice chair, and Kay Reynolds, former secretary and a founding board member of The Cooperage Project. 

The Cooperage sincerely thanks Lacinsky and Reynolds for their many years of dedication and support of The Cooperage Project. As The Cooperage Project evolves in programming and leadership, its members are “continually grateful for the many bright minds and big hearts that steer the ship.”

Free youth mental health first aid course

MONTICELLO, NY — Catskill Regional Medical Center will host a free youth mental health first aid course on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The course will take place at the Community HUB located at 22 St. John St.

 The National Alliance for Mental Illness states that one in five teens and young adults’ lives with a mental health condition. This course is a free, in-person training for anyone who wants to learn about how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance-use disorders within the youth population.

 This course is open to the public and is appropriate for a variety of professionals working with youth including teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, as well as youth group leaders and parents.

The event is free, however, registration is required as seating is limited. 

For more information and to register, call 855/321-2762.

‘Unity, Diversity and the Spirit of Democracy’

NARROWSBURG, NY — What do words like “unity” and “diversity” mean for America in the 21st Century? Can the structures and processes of our present “two-party” system cope with the increasing divides in our populace? How can we move towards the Constitutional goal of a “more perfect Union?” 

On Sunday, March 15 at 10:15 a.m., Skip Mendler will lead an exploration of these questions in a presentation entitled “PLURES IN UNO: Unity, Diversity, and the Spirit of Democracy” at the Narrowsburg Union in room 102. Mendler is an activist, writer, and columnist for The River Reporter. He is the former Chair of the Green Party in Wayne County.

For more information, visit www.uduuf.org

It’s a good time to donate nonperishable food

MONTICELLO, NY — Agencies like Meals on Wheels or the Agency on Aging make sure home-bound seniors and other adults can still eat. But what if the person delivering food becomes ill too? 

Your donation of nonperishable food can make a difference for people unable to leave their homes, due to age, disability, or quarantine. 

Contact the Sullivan County Office for the Aging at 845/807-0241.

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