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Monday, October 23, 2017


In General

Tusten Historical Society to hold presentation Sunday

NARROWSBURG - The public is invited to Tusten Historical Society's presentation on Sullivan County's only Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) encampment on Sunday, October 22 at 3 p.m. at Tusten Town Hall, Bridge Street, Narrowsburg.
The speaker will be John Dowd, a resident of Beaver Brook near more


Long Term Care Council to hold meeting

MONTICELLO - The Long Term Care Council is the advisory board for Sullivan NY Connects, the No Wrong Door/Single Entry Point for information on long term services and supports in Sullivan County. The next meeting of the Long Term Care Council will be Wednesday, October 25, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in more

Military Notes

Soldier's surprise homecoming

MONTICELLO — “It was amazing. It's been almost over a year since I last saw him,” said Kaylynn, with tears in her eyes, “I thought he was coming stateside in September and coming home in October.”
Kaylynn was referring to the surprise appearance of her father, National Guard Sergeant Gregory more


Speech techniques for public speaking

HONESDALE, PA - Starting Wednesday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m., the Wayne County Public Library will be hosting a series on speech techniques for public speaking. The series will be hosted by Lew Kelly, retired USAF instructor and training specialist with Grumman Aerospace. Kelly will help people who more


Dime Bank employees complete PA Bankers Association School of Banking

HONESDALE, PA - Two of The Dime Bank employees recently completed coursework from the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.
Rory S. McGhie, Assistant Vice President, Honesdale Branch Manager, completed coursework at the 2017 PA more


Recent births

HARRIS — Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris has announced the following recent births:
• A son, Luke Joseph Bonnaci, on September 30, to Sara Scardino and Joseph Bonnaci, of Hankins;
• A daughter, Grace Ann Chevalier, on September 29, to Kate and Jason Chevalier, of more


Fermented foods workshop comes to the Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA - On Wednesday, October 25, head over to 1030 Main Street from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. to learn the basics of how to make kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut at home! While you can certainly purchase any of these items from a grocery store or health food store, with a little time, love and care, more

College Notes

McPhillips graduates Syracuse University

SYRACUSE — Matthew V. McPhillips of Parksville graduated from Syracuse University in May 2017, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts & Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
A 2013 graduate of Liberty High School, Matthew is the son of Joanne more

Arts & Culture

Winterton Farms holds fall festival

BLOOMINGBURG - Winterton Farms on Winterton Road in Bloomingburg recently held their second annual Harvest Festival on a scenic section of their 32-acre property which surprisingly included late blooming lavender plants in the center of the field. The perimeter of the space was filled with many more

Celebrations & Anniversaries

Pumpkin Party takes over Grahamsville

GRAHAMSVILLE - A huge 1,082-pound Atlantic Giant Pumpkin grown by Ned Samdercock of Honesdale. Pa. won the top prize of $250 in the Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest that was part of the 32nd Annual Daniel Pierce Library's Giant Pumpkin Party and Children's Parade recently held at the Grahamsville more


Honey Bee Festival increases respect for the species

The late Borscht Belt comedian Rodney Dangerfield used to complain that he never got any respect.
Well, after a third annual Narrowsburg Honey Bee Festival, it looks like honeybees are getting a little more respect through educational programs and the beekeeper vendors who are a key component of more

Awards & Milestones

Karen P. Crumley receives 2017 Friend of the Library Recognition Award

MONTICELLO - The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library Board of Trustees is proud to honor the hard work and dedication of Karen P. Crumley as the 2017 recipient of the ‘Friend of the Library Recognition Award'. A reception will be held in her honor on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in more

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