Subzero heroes, new SEEDS director and more

What's going on in your community February 27 to March 4

Posted 2/26/20

Grief support

HONESDALE, PA — From March 2 through April 6, on Monday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m., Wayne Memorial Hospital is offering a six-week, free support group designed to help people …

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Subzero heroes, new SEEDS director and more

What's going on in your community February 27 to March 4

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Grief support

HONESDALE, PA — From March 2 through April 6, on Monday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m., Wayne Memorial Hospital is offering a six-week, free support group designed to help people cope with the grieving process. The meetings will be offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital and facilitated by Rev. Edward K. Erb and hospice social worker Anna Walsh,

Acknowledging that grief is a very individual process, the support group will encourage participants to explore their own solutions to the challenges of living without their loved ones and dealing with the many changes that follow a loss. The group will provide a safe place in which individuals can sort out their feelings and share as they are able and willing. No one will be required to share. 

Participants are asked to complete this registration form, which can be found at www.wmh.org.

For more information, email edwardkerb@aol.com or walsha@wmh.org

Where will we be in 30 years?

SULLIVAN WEST SCHOOL DISTRICT, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library announced an essay contest open to every high school student in the Sullivan West district. Applicants are to write an essay of between 750 and 1,000 words describing life in the year 2050. 

Applicants are free to tackle the subject from any angle. Essays are due to the library by Wednesday, April 1. Completed essays can be dropped off at any of the WSPL’s three branches, or sent via email to wsplad@gmail.com. Put “Essay Contest” in the subject line. 

On or around May 1, there will be a public event to meet with the writers of the five best essays and invite them to read and discuss their works. 

The writer of the winning essay will receive a $100 prize. The winning essay will also be submitted for publication in a local newspaper. 

For more information, visit www.WSPLonline.org or call 845/482-4350.

Subzero Heroes raises more than $106,000

HIGHLAND, NY — On February 8, around 400 people gathered at Berean Lake for the 10th Anniversary Subzero Heroes ice jump to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter. Eighty-six heroes took the plunge, according to event manager Lauren Voorhees, who said it was the most she had ever seen in her four years running the event. Each hero had to raise a minimum of $200 to jump, and the amount raised determined the jumping order. 

The event surpassed its original goal, raising more than $106,000, with money still coming in; donations will be accepted through June. Funds raised will help provide free care and support to families touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as well as research to find a cure.

The top three fundraisers were Jimmy Anzalone (Ulster County firemen), Bob Miller (Team Sal) and Meg and Brendan Boyce (Boyce Blazers), who’s combined individual fundraising efforts totaled almost $50,000. 

For more information, visit www.alz.org.

SEEDS welcomes new executive director

HONESDALE, NY — Ogla Trushina is the new SEEDS executive director. Trushina brings more than a decade of professional experience in energy and sustainability disciplines through the lens of accounting, ratemaking, policy and communications. Most recently, she specialized in energy-related consulting and content development for individual companies, highlighting their sustainability efforts, translating complex information into user-friendly materials and recommending policies and best practices for sustainability initiatives. Previously, she served as an auditor with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), ensuring compliance of jurisdictional companies in the wholesale electric power, natural gas pipeline, and oil pipeline industries.

“I am so grateful for this opportunity to give back to our community—a place that’s rich in history, natural resources, wonderful people and big ideas,” says Trushina. “I am committed to strengthening our community’s resilience as the world moves toward automation and faces new environmental challenges. I truly believe small improvements add up to big progress.” 

Trushina can be reached at olga@seedsgroup.net or 570/245–1256.

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