Second-graders receive books from Monticello Kiwanis Club, and more

What's going on in your community June 24-30

Posted 6/23/21

WMCHC moves COVID vaccine administration from public clinics to offices

HONESDALE, PA — After administering more than 31,000 COVID-19 vaccines over the past six months, Wayne Memorial …

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Second-graders receive books from Monticello Kiwanis Club, and more

What's going on in your community June 24-30

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WMCHC moves COVID vaccine administration from public clinics to offices

HONESDALE, PA — After administering more than 31,000 COVID-19 vaccines over the past six months, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) will no longer hold public clinics for first doses but will be offering the vaccine in two of its medical offices.

Effective June 21, the Pfizer vaccine will be offered to anyone age 12 and over on select days and times at the Highland Physicians Family Health Center and the Honesdale Pediatric Center. It is not necessary to be a WMCHC patient to receive the vaccine at these offices. Additionally, patients will not incur any out-of-pocket expense as the administration fee will be covered by insurance without co-pay or deductible. The cost for uninsured patients will be covered by the federal government.

Those interested in receiving a first dose of the COVID vaccine can call the Highland Physicians Family Health Center at 570/251-6500 or the Honesdale Pediatric Center at 570/253-5838 for an appointment. No preliminary paperwork or online registration is required. However, appointments are necessary. 

For more information and the tentative schedule at each office, visit www.wmchc.net

NYSEG trims more than 350 miles of electric lines 

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) announced that crews have completed proactive tree trimming work in multiple towns to protect its systems against and reduce the impact of severe weather. The trimming activity took place in the towns of Fallsburg, Thompson, Liberty, Bethel, Highland, Callicoon and Fremont. It extended approximately 354 total miles along the six towns’ distribution circuits, which deliver electricity to customers’ homes and businesses.

This year, NYSEG is increasing its tree-trimming efforts across its service area. The company plans to trim approximately 450 miles of distribution lines in its Liberty Division, which includes Orange, Sullivan, Delaware and Ulster counties. The trimming will involve pruning or removing trees and vegetation that could come into contact with its power lines. Additionally, the company will prioritize its worst-performing circuits, which deliver power to customers’ homes and businesses, and circuits that greatly impact reliability.

For more information, visit www.nyseg.com.

New roadside marker program celebrates America’s food history

NEW YORK — The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced the first-ever historical roadside marker program dedicated to preserving the stories of regional food specialties across the United States.

The Hungry for History™ grant program will fund the creation of roadside markers placed across the country that will celebrate the history of some of America’s most beloved foods. These markers will commemorate the role regional food specialties played in defining American culture and forging community identity. The Hungry for History program will ensure cherished culinary traditions passed down through the decades across the United States will live on for generations to come.

To qualify for the Hungry for History grant program, the regional food specialty must be a prepared, ready-to-eat dish with at least two ingredients that originated before 1960. The dish must still be available to eat today and have historical significance to the surrounding community. All applications must also include primary source documentation, such as an old newspaper article or menu, that proves the food’s authenticity and significance to the region. 

Hungry for History letters of intent will be due by Monday, July 26 with the grant application deadline set for Monday, August 30; the foundation will award the marker grants in November and December. Prospective applicants must apply through a local 501(c)(3) organization like a historical society, nonprofit academic institutions, or a local, state or federal government entity.

For more information, visit www.wgpfoundation.org/history/hungry-for-history.

Blood analysis wellness program

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Catholic Daughters of Court Father Raphael #1542 has announced that it has been sponsoring the annual blood analysis wellness program for 41 years. 

The 2021 program is scheduled for Thursday, June 26 at the Narrowsburg Community Hall, located on Bridge Street/Route 52. 

The cost is $41 and a donation of $5 to the court to help with its charity work in the community. For more information and to make an appointment, call 800/234-8888.

Second-graders receive books from Monticello Kiwanis Club

MONTICELLO, NY — The Kiwanis Club of Monticello recently delivered chapter books to the 13 second-grade classes at the George L. Cooke Elementary School just before summer break.  

The books were selected by Kiwanian Doris Motl, who is a retired fourth-grade teacher.  Accompanying Motl to the classrooms was Jane Sorensen, a Kiwanis member and the family engagement program manager for EPIC (Every Person Influences Children). Some classrooms had students in the room and others had students on Zoom.   

The students were very courteous and expressed their appreciation for the gift of reading material. They also learned about the Kiwanis Club and the many ways they help the children in the community, i.e. the Sweet Dreams Program assisting children going into Foster Care with comforting items, holiday gifts for children in need, scholarships for high school seniors and the service leadership clubs Kiwanis sponsors in the middle and high school. 

For more information about the Monticello Kiwanis Club, contact president Marvin Rappaport at 845/701-1655. 

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