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January 2015

January 15, 2015 - January 22, 2015

Walter Balaban

Walter Balaban, a former Glen Spey, NY resident, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015, at the Twin Cedars Assisted Living Center in Shohola, PA. He was 101.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 with a Liturgy Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Volodymyr’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 447 High Rd., Glen Spey, NY with Rev. Yaroslav Kostyk officiating. Burial will be held in Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Hamptonburgh, NY.  Read more

Jitka Klimchok Snyder

Jitka Klimchok Snyder, 75, of French Woods, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was born on April 5, 1939 in Brno, Czechoslovakia, the daughter of Dr. Josef and Helen (Borovickova) Langer. Jitka is predeceased by her first husband, Edward Klimchok Sr., who died on October 8, 1988. She married George Snyder on July 4th, 1991 at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon, NY.  Read more

Doubles bowling with the Elks

MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 will present its 16th annual Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament at Kiamesha Lanes on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m.

Each team will consist of one male and one female. There will be four games of no-tap bowling plus a full chicken barbeque including beer, wine and soda at the Elks Lodge following the tournament. There will be prizes for the top three teams.

The suggested donation is $40 per team. Reserve by February 28 by contacting Dean Shattuck at 845/794-1172.

Kindergarten registration

MILFORD, PA — The Kindergarten registration process for Delaware Valley Elementary School’s 2015–2016 Kindergarten class will begin with a parent meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, with a snow date of Wednesday, March 11.  Read more

Sleigh of Goodies winners

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The winners of the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Sleigh of Goodies raffle were drawn in late December. This season’s winners are Julie Gray of Liberty, Emma Wegener of Roscoe and Thomas Ellison of Livingston Manor. For more on what they thought about being a Sleigh of Goodies winner and shopping locally, see www.livingstonmanor.org.

Get help enrolling in health marketplace

REGION — Maternal-Infant Services Network, Inc. (MISN) provides navigators to help you, your family, or your small business apply for affordable health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Our staff provides one-on-one assistance in both English and Spanish, free of charge. Open enrollment ends on February 15. Call 800/453-4666.

UDC committees meet

NARROWSBURG — The Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) Project Review and Operations Committees will meet on Tuesday, January 27, at the UDC office, 211 Bridge St.  Read more

Community EaT Kitchen opens at CCE

LIBERTY, NY — The new Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen will have its official grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Friday, January 30, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The kitchen is located at CCESC’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. A light lunch will be provided by Natural Valley Kitchen of Jeffersonville.  Read more

If you have nothing nice to say…

I notice the tip jar on the counter of a deli where I get my coffee before I head into the office and most days just give it a glance and walk away. Today I stopped, looked at the girl behind the counter and said, “exactly what do you expect a tip for?” To my surprise she had a lengthy answer; obviously I wasn’t the first to query this. “Well it’s for things like saying good morning, giving you a napkin, making sure your change is correct and wishing you a nice day.” Then came the most sincere smile I ever saw; she was looking me right in the eyes.  Read more

Place names: The Delaware and other locales

All of us have become so used to our surroundings that we take them for granted. Who were these local places named for, and why do we have so many unusual names on our streets, towns and other sites? From time to time I intend to do my level best to acquaint you with some of the names that surround us. Let’s start with the most important place name in the western side of Sullivan County—the Delaware River. Why is it so-called, and what does the name mean?  Read more