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November 2014

Did You Know?

This postcard sent in 1913 is the colorful, artistic type sent in the early 1900’s. The greetings were fun to send and fun to receive. I take this special time to give thanks for all the good wishes and blessings extended me this year. Thank you all. I hope everyone finds something for which to be grateful. Happy Thanksgiving! The postcard is from the collection of Ruth Behling.
The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Narrowsburg News

There’s no denying it. From now until the ball drops on January 1, we are in the midst of the 2014 holiday season. Watch as Main Street lights up, making the season bright, a tradition of many years. Isn’t that what the holidays are about? Tradition. From the first bite of the turkey to Auld Lang Syne, those of us who are fortunate follow tradition with family and friends.  Read more

Catskill Regional Medical Center and Combined Energy Services team up to fight breast cancer

MONTICELLO, NY — The relationship between Catskill Regional Medical Center and Combined Energy Services (CES) continues to grow every year with the Sullivan County energy supplier’s yearly donation to support digital mammography services. This year, CES donated $4,000 to the cause.  Read more

Seniors can sign up to volunteer with special needs children

REGION — The Foster Grandparent Program of Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. is expanding its outreach efforts and is interested in attracting additional volunteers. This program provides assistance to children with special and exceptional needs in an academic setting. The Foster Grandparent volunteers serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to young people throughout the six counties of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster and Orange.  Read more

Runners needed for charitable 5k race

MATAMORAS, PA — Runners needed for the annual Kris Kringle 5k race and fun walk on Saturday, December 13 at Matamoras Airport Park. Start time is 9 a.m. Registration is $20 if postmarked on or before December 1 ($25 day of race 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.). First 100 to register will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt.
This event is sponsored by The Knights of Columbus Council #13935 to benefit the Children’s Disabilities Development Center and other local charities. For complete details, call or e-mail Bill Gaa (chairman) at 570/445 9551 or email

November 20, 2014 - November 27, 2014

Raymond Rocklin

Well-known artist and teacher Raymond Rocklin of Damascus Township, PA died at home, surrounded by his immediate family on November 19, 2014. He was 92 years old.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, November 23 at The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale.

Donations can be made to The Wayne Memorial Hospital Home Health/ Hospice Services, Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Congregation Beth Israel, Honesdale or The Wayne County Arts Alliance.  Read more

Leslie Neilson

Leslie Neilson of Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, New York and longtime weekend and holiday resident of Barryville, New York, died Monday, two days after celebrating his 76th birthday surrounded by family and friends.  Read more

Sullivan commissioner said to be ‘cleared’

MONTICELLO, NY — Members of the Sullivan County Legislature on November 20 were briefed about the results of an investigation regarding complaints by and about Randy Parker, the commissioner of the Division of Health and Family Services (DFS).  Read more

The Confluence Project gets funding from SCVA

REGION — The dictionary definition of “confluence” is “1. a place where two rivers or streams join to become one or 2. a situation in which two things come together or happen at the same time.” So it’s fitting, then, that a group whose mission is to collect and share stories from local artisans to unite and promote tourism on both sides of the Delaware River would call itself the Confluence Project.  Read more

Funding change for in-home care: Interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act

ALBANY, NY — Michael Mulhern, a blind veteran with other disabilities who lives in Glen Spey, has around-the-clock companionship through what is called Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA), and this assistance allows him to stay in his home rather than in a facility such as a nursing home. For decades, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) had interpreted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to say that people providing this sort of assistance or companionship are exempt from the FLSA.  Read more