Assistance available to navigate health insurance
SULLIVAN COUNTY — Maternal-Infant Services Network, Inc. (MISN) provides navigators to help individuals, families and small businesses apply for affordable health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Its staff provides one-on-one assistance in both English and Spanish, free ...read more
Bethel seeks input for housing grant
WHITE LAKE — The Town of Bethel will be applying for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. The town is currently conducting a needs survey of low-moderate income, owner occupied, single-family property owners. Two public hearings have been set for January 28 at 7:45 p.m. and February ...read more
Teammates will be sticking together
MONTICELLO — Monticello alums and athletic standouts, Lah Juan Drayton and Terry Duncan both finished their Marine Corps basic training on October 10, after 13 weeks of instruction, and the “great friends” were back in the area on a recent weekend, and spoke to the Democrat.
According to ...read more
St. Peter's School hosts 'Touring Tuesdays'
LIBERTY — Elementary schools throughout the Archdiocese of New York will host an archdiocesan-wide open house event, “Touring Tuesday,” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27. These universal open houses are scheduled throughout the school year and are designed to introduce prospective families ...read more
Labor Department touts top jobs in region
ALBANY — The New York State Department of Labor announced the Hudson Valley Region's Top Five Trending Jobs for 2015 - selected by labor market analysts based on occupational survey data and the projected needs of their region.
The following job titles (and their annual median wage) are likely ...read more
VanDenbergs announce engagement
Glenn and Bonnie VanDenberg of Claryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elaine VanDenberg, to Craig Edward, son of Melvin and Jody Smith of Remsen, NY.
Amy Elaine is a 2008 graduate from Tri-Valley Central School of Grahamsville. She then graduated from SUNY Cortland with a ...read more
HONESDALE, PA — A free seminar, to introduce and explain the many facets of beekeeping, is scheduled to be held on Saturday, February 7 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension, Old Cafeteria, in Honesdale, Pa.
Area individuals, interested in learning about beekeeping, will ...read more
Area students named to high honors list
CANTON — Students are being recognized for their outstanding achievement at SUNY Canton during the fall 2014 semester. “On behalf of the entire SUNY Canton community, I'd like to congratulate each of you on your academic success this semester,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We applaud ...read more
Arts & Culture
3-D printing workshop on tap in Callicoon
CALLICOON — North School Studio and Thread Global will be hosting a three-day Tech Conference, sponsored by 3D Systems with a focus on 3-D printing from Friday-Sunday, January 23-25. The tentative schedule:
There will be a launch event meet and greet from 4-6 p.m. at Callicoon Trading, Upper ...read more
Celebrations & Anniversaries
Liberty Elks cap holiday season with big bash
Liberty Elks Lodge No. 1545 hosted their annual Christmas party for community children. Parents or guardians received a free photograph of their kids with Mr. and Mrs. Santa. Santa's elves gave each child an age appropriate gift and entire families enjoyed hot dogs, French fries, cookies and ...read more
Now Dasher, Now Dancer, Now Chester and Misty in Liberty Parade
Participants in Liberty's holiday parade on December 5th were good sports and more than a little damp. Icy rain fell heavily as the parade began, but Chester the mule and Misty the mare never said “neigh.” Ridden by Kristine Muthig and Emily Pastormerlo, the group displayed their holiday finery as ...read more
Awards & Milestones
Pattern for Progress plans celebrations for 50th
NEWBURGH — The regional research and policy organization Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is planning events throughout the year for its 50th anniversary. Plans include “Pattern for the Future,” a campaign to raise $1,000,000 to support a multi-year research agenda on three fronts - ...read more