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December 2014

Authors sought for AuthorFest

HAWLEY, PA — After a successful debut in 2014, the second annual AuthorFest at the Hawley Silk Mill will expand its hours and program. On Saturday, February 14, 2015, the Silk Mill doors will open for two workshops of interest to budding authors as well as the general public. Lindsay Barrett George, an award-winning author/illustrator of children’s books and White Mills resident, will moderate the panels of authors discussing the mechanics of book publishing.  Read more

Did You Know?

This old-fashioned card was dated 1913. Greeting cards in that era were produced as postcards and were always artistically drawn. I hope this little angel brings a smile and helps to wish you all a peaceful and happy holiday. From the card collection of Ruth Behling.

Narrowsburg News

Christmas and Hanukkah, 2014 are nearly just a memory. All the preparation, the activities associated, and the spirit have ended yet one more time, but really why should the spirit end? Yes, we need something to make the holidays special, but that should be the activities, special meals, out-of-the-ordinary gift giving. But spirit is something that doesn’t have to be extinguished because the holidays have passed. Simple smiles go a long way when passing even strangers in the halls of your workplace or shopping in Peck’s.  Read more

G.L. Cooke Elementary School: ‘Snow Day Fun’

MONTICELLO, NY — Jessica Ashcraft and Joanna Dutcher’s second grade class at the George L. Cooke Elementary school had the rare opportunity to have their writings published in a book. A company, Student Treasures Publishing, contacted the teachers and offered them an opportunity for the students to write a story and have it published as a book. The students brainstormed book ideas and then voted. They wrote about fun activities to do on a snow day and titled the book “Snow Day Fun.” Each student had his or her own part of the story and all created their own illustrations.  Read more

Coroner gets special birthday gift

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Edward Howell, Wayne County coroner, celebrated his 26th birthday on Monday, December 15. He didn’t spend his birthday eating cake. Coroner Howell and his wife, the former Anna Rennekamp welcomed the birth of the first child on this extra special day.  Read more

Fire department officers sworn in

LACKAWAXEN, PA — The new officers for the Lackawaxen Township Volunteer Fire Department for 2015 were sworn in at an induction ceremony on December 12. Seen here, they are Richard Van de Velde, trustee, left; Ben Solowitz, treasurer; Diane Van de Velde, secretary; Richard Krotcha, chief; William Thompson, vice president; and Robert Cocchi, president. At the extreme right is Pike County Commissioner Richard Caridi, conducting the ceremony.

Unitarian service meditates on loving kindness

BEACH LAKE, PA — At 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, December 28 at the Berlin Township Community Center the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalists will have a time of reflection, as Susan Lory leads a meditation on loving kindness. All are welcome to join the Upper Delaware Unitarian Fellowship and stay afterward for a social time and refreshments. For directions, visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

‘Toss Your Hat in the Ring’

HONESDALE, PA — If you’re interested in serving on your school board, borough council or township board, you can learn how to do it at a Penn State Extension workshop titled “Toss your Hat in the Ring” at the Wayne County extension office at 648 Park St. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. The workshop includes an overview of Pennsylvania local government and the responsibilities of a various offices, instructions on how to run, and a panel of local officials who will talk about why they decided to run for office and some of their experiences since they were elected.  Read more

Miller M. Fagley

Miller M. Fagley, age 97, of Glen Spey, died December 9, 2014, in Frederick, Maryland, where he had been living with his daughter since mid-2013.  Read more

Joe Marcel Wolff

Joe Marcel Wolff, 85, of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on Thursday, November 27, 2014 with his family by his side.

Born in Cologne, Germany, Joe grew up in South Africa and immigrated to the USA in 1948. Joe was married to his wife Joan for forty years until her death in 1995.

Much of Joe’s career in the film industry was spent as a cinematographer. He was a member of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers and he was appointed by his peers to membership of the Qualifications Committee of the Motion Picture Cameraman’s Union in New York.  Read more