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December 2014

Lake Huntington News

Back in 1999, I worked in Pete’s Pub, and one night these two guys were sitting at a table waiting for me to take their order. I looked at this one guy and he looked at me, and he said “I know you from somewhere,” and I said, “I know you, too.” Before the night was over, I remembered where I knew him from: I worked 20 years doing microfilming, and he was the bigwig in Astoria Federal Bank in Lake Success, NY for whom I was converting mortgages. I came back to him and gave him his bill and said, “You are Steve Miss.” We had a good laugh. He owned a hunting camp in Cochecton Center.  Read more

Events at Crawford library

MONTICELLO, NY — The E.B. Crawford Public Library will host a Teen Maker program on Friday, January 9 at 4 p.m. Design and decorate your own mug using markers. There will be a Teen Advisory Group meeting on Wednesday, January 14 at 6 p.m. Earn community service and be an important part of the library.  Read more

‘Caring for the Entire Senior’

LIBERTY, NY — A web seminar titled “Caring for the Entire Senior: Mind, Body, and Soul,” will be offered on Wednesday, January 7, for caregivers and anyone concerned about an aging senior. It will be held at 1 p.m. by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. It is free of charge and light refreshments will be provided.  Read more

Child care scholarship applications available

ROCK HILL, NY — Selected applicants of the Pat Kennedy Memorial Scholarship (PKMS) can receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their child-care program costs for one year while attending Nana’s House Child Care Center, Inc., a non-profit child care center located in Rock Hill.  Read more

Learn to identify wild mushrooms

LIBERTY, NY — A class on wild mushroom identification will be offered on Tuesday, January 13, by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Master Gardener Volunteer program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

Nathaniel Whitmore, of Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society, will help participants to develop an understanding of the basics of mushroom identification, including the various categories of mushrooms, mushroom anatomy and other relevant information.  Read more

Patriot Connectors meeting

HAWLEY, PA — The Patriot Connectors will host Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards as their speaker Thursday, January 8 at 7 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack High School Library. Edwards was elected into office on January 3, 2012 as the first female DA for Wayne County. The group will open early with an informal gathering at 6:30 for a social meet and greet. There is a lending library of informative and interesting books and DVDs, free magazines and literature, and petitions concerning current issues. This gathering meets on the second Thursday of each month year-round.  Read more

New Year’s programs at Western Sullivan

WESTERN SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will host a series of programs especially suited to the New Year.

New Year’s Resolution #1: “Clean Up the Clutter and Sell It Online” will be on Saturday, January 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg. Sell your unwanted gifts, gift cards and unneeded stuff online.

New Year’s Resolution #2: “Find Lost Relatives with Ancestry.com” will be on Thursday, January 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jeffersonville branch. Please use the rear entrance, because the library closes at 5 p.m.  Read more

December 23, 2014 - December 30, 2014

Phyllis C. Clark

Mrs. Phyllis C. Clark of Eldred, NY and a lifetime resident of the area died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Roscoe Community Nursing Home, Roscoe, NY. She was 69.

There will be no visitation and funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Legion Ambulance Service, PO Box 63, Eldred, NY 12732.

Helen F. Dillon  Read more

‘Enjoy every minute’

My friend and I had spent the day at MOMA with the Matisse cut-outs. We took them in as if visitors to the master’s home in the south of France, letting the artwork stoke our appetites and then repairing to the cafe to sate them.  Read more

In support of the Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan

In the discussions around drafting Sullivan County’s Strategic Economic Development Plan, the participants all felt that the story of economic development for Sullivan County is one of failure to realize our immense potential. But we do have some very real advantages. I used to do some consulting work for the United Nations Development Program evaluating development projects in Latin America, and the one salient factor that jumped out was that the economies that have a diversified economic base always did better.  Read more