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January 2015

NACL is finalist for Artplace

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre has been selected as one of 90 finalists across the United States to receive an Artplace America award. Each of the finalists has proposed opportunities for the arts to play an explicit and intentional role in a community development project that seeks to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of a community. A total of 1,283 letters of inquiry were received. Of the 90 finalists, 40 will be selected to receive funding.  Read more

Beads bloom into smiles

HONESDALE, PA — A new business has opened in Honesdale at 10th and Main streets. BLOOM sells jewelry, beads, scarves, pottery and more. But that’s not all. The beads you see in the store are the same glass and silver ones used for The Portable Playhouse, a non-profit organization that brings jewelry making to hospitals.  Read more

Finger on the pulse

A few months ago, yet another large and important study was released with irrefutable evidence that 30% of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease could be prevented if high-risk individuals switched to a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts, beans, fish, fruits, vegetables and olive oil. But where’s the beef? Let me reassure you that eating for health doesn’t mean you have to eliminate pleasure. But it’s a good idea to start thinking of meat as a kind of delicious flavoring rather than the focal point of the plate.  Read more

Renaissance volunteer open house

FERNDALE, NY — Individuals interested in making a difference in Sullivan County are invited to an open house for volunteeers on Wednesday, February 4 at 7 p.m. in the CVI Building at 165 Sullivan Ave.

The evening offers an opportunity to learn details about the variety of ways volunteers can share their skills, both as part of the Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Corps and directly in local communities throughout the county.  Read more

Aging in community

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and friends will continue its discussion and shared reading of the book “Aging in Community” at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 25 at the Berlin Township Community Center. The chapters discussed will be: “A Little Help from Our Friends” on pages 101-112 and “Life at Beacon Hill Village” on pages 165-167. Visit www.vtnetwork.org to read more about this growing movement. There will be conversation and refreshments after the service. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.

Pike chamber sets annual meeting

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual installation dinner and general membership meeting on January 28 at 5:30 p.m. At the meeting, new directors will be inducted, and the new slate of officers for 2015 will be installed. The ceremony and dinner will be at The Waterwheel Café. The fee is $31 for Pike Chamber members and $41 for non-members. If you are interested in attending, call to make a reservation at 570/296-8700.  Read more

Did You Know?

This is a picture of Bill Nober on Tannery Pond in Cochecton Center. It shows an ice elevator, or portable conveyor, built by Nober. After cutting the ice in the lake, chunks were put on the homemade contraption and loaded on the truck. The ice was used to fill ice houses at Camps Swago, Swatona, Chiccopee, Wayne County Club, Camp Harley, Camp Mitchell, Milanville Creamery and Cochecton Creamery. During the storm of 1942, the dam at Tannery Pond gave way, draining the lake and entering Tannery Pond into the pages of history.  Read more

Talks on epilepsy at the senior centers

NORTHEAST, PA — Mary Loughlin, Northeast region resource coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation, is the guest speaker at the Wayne County Senior Centers this month. Her program will start with epilepsy bingo at 11:15 a.m. followed by a brief informational talk about epilepsy.  Read more

Learn food dehydration

LIBERTY, NY — A workshop on how to safely and successfully preserve food through the dehydration process will be offered on Saturday, January 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Food Preservation program will offer this workshop at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Participants will enjoy various prepared, dehydrated food samples including dried fruit and jerky.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Quite a few Narrowsburg residents joined the overflowing public gathering at the January 15 Sullivan West Central School Board meeting. The topic concerning these citizens was the decision the board was to make with regards to a veterans’ school tax exemption. Veterans who have served our country in a time of war, in a combat zone and/or those with service connected disabilities are now eligible for a school tax reduction as of recently passed New York State legislation. Gold Star parents—those parents losing a child as a result of military service—are also eligible for a tax reduction.  Read more