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Friday, November 27, 2015


In General

Food drive a success

MONTICELLO — The Children's Center at Sullivan County Family Court recently held its 3rd annual food drive with the help of Retail Banking Administrator, Rhonda Decker of Jeff Bank. The amount of food donated this year was just amazing! Donations of food were collected at all Jeff Bank locations as more

Military Notes

Kaiser promoted to Major

Michael J. Kaiser from Parksville was promoted to the rank of Major effective August 1, 2015. Maj. Kaiser is currently attending the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course. He has previously served three combat tours to Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. more


Benjamin Cosor Elementary School hosts English New Learners open house

FALLSBURG — The English New Learners (ENL) teachers at Fallsburg's Benjamin Cosor Elementary School (BCES) welcomed parents and children to their annual Open House in the school's cafeteria recently.
Superintendent Dr. Ivan Katz and School Principal Mary Kate Stinehour were present to welcome more


Highland Physicians join WMCHC

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County's largest single-group medical practice, Highland Physicians Limited, is officially joining the county's largest multi-group medical practice, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WM-CHC). Under its new name, Highland Physicians Family Health Center will be one of more


Miss Knox weds Mr. Lyons

On October 17, 2015 Heather Knox and Jeffrey Lyons exchanged their wedding vows in the presence of their family and friends at the Wingate Barn in Livonia.
The bride is the daughter of Gregory and Laurie Knox of Neversink.The groom is the son of James and Janet Lyons of Campbell.
Both the more


Dairy payment option to aid farmers

ALBANY — U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced, following his push, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will establish a new dairy payment option for the Margin Protection Program (MPP), a dairy risk management program, that will give more financial flexibility to New York State dairy more

College Notes

Krotje receives scholarship at SUNY Canton

CANTON — The SUNY Canton College Foundation recently announced its student scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year.
In total, the foundation distributed more than $302,000 in the form of 265 scholarships granted to approximately 195 students.
Andrew R. Krotje of Wurtsboro more

Arts & Culture

‘Sleep Barn' poetry launch at Delaware Arts Center

NARROWSBURG — The Upper Delaware Writers Collective (UDWC) presents a reading and book launch by Nancy Dymond, debuting her full-length poetry collection “Sleep Barn,” at the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, on Saturday, December 5 at 2 pm. The event is free, and a wine reception more

Celebrations & Anniversaries

VFW hosts first female state commander

BLOOMINGBURG - The Sullivan County Council of the V.F.W. packed the dining room of the Eagle's Nest for their annual Veteran's Day dinner recently. They honored America's heroes, many of who were in attendance.
Taking part in the ceremonies was Sullivan County Commander Peter D. Carmeci Sr., more


Woodbourne steps off early for Veterans Day

WOODBOURNE — The firefighters of Woodbourne Fire Department, Company No. 1, worked hard to make Woodbourne's 17th Annual Veteran's Day Parade on November 7 a success.
The Parade Grand Marshal was retired United States Army Sergeant John T. Dertinger Jr., who enlisted at the age of 18 in more

Awards & Milestones

SCVA announces ‘Fall Into Fun' contest winners

FERNDALE — The Sullivan County Visitors Association wrapped up its 2nd Annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest on November 1, with 201 photos submitted by 114 different photographers. Nearly 1,500 votes were cast through the SCVA website. Participation was up 43 percent over the SCVA's inaugural effort more


Transformation Choir to perform

On Saturday, December 19th, the Transformation Choir will present the Christmas cantata “What Child Is This?” by Joel Raney, along with other songs of the season. They will be singing at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church at 2 PM and at the White Sulphur Springs Methodist Church at 7 PM. Both more

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