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June 2015

Local student begins orthopedic residency

NARROWSBURG, NY — Sarah Lander M.D. recently began her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester after receiving a degree in medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Lander graduated on May 17 with special recognition, being presented with the Simeone Scholarship awarded “to students pursuing surgery who demonstrate academic excellence and exhibit compassion.” She graduated as valedictorian from both Sullivan West High School in 2008 and Fairfield University in 2011. She is the daughter of Richard and Lisa Lander of Narrowsburg.  Read more

Vendor spaces available

WHITE LAKE, NY — A craft and flea market will be held on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Hall, 6 Mattison Rd. (across from Bethel Medical on Route 17B). Spaces are available for vendors and individuals wishing to rent space inside and outside Faith Hall. This event is rain or shine. Hamburgers, hot dogs and other treats are available from the food concession. For other details and to download the rental form, visit www.whitelakechurch.com. You may also call 845/583-7082 or 914/799-5425. The registration deadline is July 15.  Read more

Healthy World Institute town hall meeting

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Dr. Karin Hilgersom, president of SUNY Sullivan, will host a town hall meeting regarding SUNY Sullivan’s plan to construct a new building to house its Healthy World Institute (HWI). Her presentation begins at 6 p.m. on June 30 at the Parks & Recreaction building, 119 North Main St. to be followed by a question-and-answer period.

The mission of the Healthy World Institute is to improve people’s health, the health of our food and watershed, the health of the land, and the health of the local and regional economy.  Read more

Extension gets a new roof

LIBERTY, NY — Construction is complete on state-of-the-art foam insulation and new metal roofing at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, which houses dozens of educational programs for farmers, families and young people. As a result of ongoing capital campaign efforts underway since 2013, supporters have made it possible through monetary donations and in-kind services to begin making long-term, sustainable infrastructure improvements.  Read more

The Angel ‘Ohana concept

BEACH LAKE, PA — Beverly Sterner will introduce the Angel ‘Ohana concept and network created about 11 years ago by Darrienne Heller and described in her guidebook, “Deepening Our Connection: A Guide for the Wisdom Years,” at a meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, June 28. “In Hawaiian culture, an ‘Ohana means an extended family with the intention of mutual support and affection.” There are now nine Angel ‘Ohanas throughout Maui.  Read more

New director, board members for UDGLBT

REGION — The Upper Delaware GLBT Center (UDGLBT) Board of Directors announced changes to its board effective June 14.

Cary J. Giacalone, who joined the UDGLBT as secretary/treasurer and chair of the planning committee in 2012, has been elected executive director and president. He replaces Patty Tomaszewski who has been executive director and president since the inception of the UDGLBT in 2009.  Read more

Fair seeks entries

NEWFOUNDLAND, PA — The Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair is seeking entries for its 98th annual fair this summer, which runs from August 28 to September 7.

The 2015 Exhibit & Premium Handbook is now available online: visit www.gdsfair.com and select “Get Involved—Exhibitors.”  Read more

SCVA photo contest underway

FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association’s (SCVA) #Sul livanSummer Photo Contest has officially kicked off and will continue through Sunday, July 26.  Read more

Monticello Kiwanis awards scholarships

MONTICELLO, NY — Eight Monticello High School seniors and their parents/guardians were guests of honor at the Monticello Kiwanis Scholarship Dinner that was recently held at the Blue Horizon Diner. A total of $8,500 was awarded in scholarships to these most deserving students. The recipients were Morgan Huebner, Alison Wells, Jasmine Ulger, Angelica Mack, Brandi Moore, Christiana Poli, Courtney Wissman and Jane Hyman. Pictured are Brandi Moore, seated left, Alison Wells and Jasmine Ulger.  Read more

Sullivan West seniors win Bodenstein Music Scholarship

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Bodenstein Music Advancement Scholarship of $500 has been awarded to Noah Bauer of Callicoon, who plays tenor saxophone. Noah plans to study electrical engineering at New Paltz in the fall, but, he says, “I plan on continuing my music career in college by auditioning for bands and gigs throughout the campus.”

Vocalist Leeann Bruestsch was awarded the Bodenstein Music Achievement Scholarship of $100. Her application states, “In order to lead a fulfilling life, you need to find something you’re passionate about and give all your energy in pursuit of that passion.”  Read more