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June 2015

Penny social in Damascus

DAMASCUS, PA — There will be a penny social to benefit the Conklin Hill Union Church maintenance fund, on Saturday, June 27, at the Damascus Community Center on Conklin Hill Road. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with drawing at 1 p.m. Hot dogs, cold drinks, coffee and tea will be available.

Riding academy receives Bryant grant

HONESDALE, PA — Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy (FHFRA) has received funding from the Michael Bryant Memorial Fund, in association with the Wayne County Community Foundation, which recently awarded its annual grants. FHFRA is a horse-centered therapeutic program for adults and children with emotional, physical and cognitive challenges. The grant will be used to provide scholarships for two individuals. Pictured in the front row are Abraham Bryant, left, and Jack Montgomery.  Read more

Shred Day

MILFORD, PA — Safe Haven of Pike County, Inc., has announced that Rodgers Olver Polley Insurance will host a Community Shred Day on Friday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals and businesses can bring all their papers and documents for shredding, with a $5 minimum donation for each box of materials to shred. All proceeds benefit Safe Haven of Pike County, the community’s crisis resource for victims of crime and abuse. The event will occur at Rodgers Olver Polley’s office at 106 Broad St. For more information about Shred Day, call 570/296-5588.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

It not very often that the Tusten Theatre is completely full, but on Friday, June 19, there was no visible empty seat as the audience enjoyed the performance of Loudon Wainwright III. Additional chairs were placed in the rear of the theater, and a few even stood throughout the performance. This Grammy Award winner was able to charm the audience with his songs of wit and humor, singing about many of life’s circumstances. What added to the humor was that often, one could identify with the circumstance so candidly put into song.  Read more

Did You Know

Pictured here, circa 1950, is my dad, J. Frank Behling and my husband, Ken Johansen. They were preparing to take off from the Narrowsburg Airport (where Lander’s campground is now located) in my dad’s Piper Cub. My dad looks ready to give Ken a thrilling ride, but Ken looks a bit unsure! Happy Father’s Day to two good men.

The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 18, 2015 - June 25, 2015

Jeanne H. Lange
Jeanne H. Lange of Damascus, PA died Friday, June 19, 2015 in Damascus. She was 74.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date.

For the love of trains

The conductor wakes us with some of the usual news. “We need to travel at reduced speed due to signal problems. We are going to be late folks. Sorry!” Next we hear the collective moans of the passengers, some of whom are quick to text the office that they will be late, again. “Remember NJ Transit only guarantees same day service,” says the conductor, hoping to lighten the moment. It’s a beautiful spring morning, flowers and trees are in full bloom, no rain, no snow, none of the usual suspects for delays. Yet here we are late again. The consolation is another 20 minutes of shut-eye.  Read more

Let the fireworks return

Below is a copy of a letter written to Richard Lander by
Eileen Falk on behalf of the Tusten Local Development Corporation’s Fireworks Committee

Dear Mr. Lander,  Read more

Outlawing guns?

How tragic another shooting; this time, nine people praying. They gave their lives as martyrs. I ask this question: will taking handguns away from “we, the people” make us safer, and is it worth trashing the Second Amendment? The fact is our politicians should be more concerned with the spiritual state of the USA and our poor morals and bad behavior. More or fewer people armed with guns will not stop hate and evil. We the people of the United States should have at least a healthy respect for and knowledge of God.  Read more

Scleroderma awareness month

Ever stop to think about what it would be like to walk in another’s shoes? Imagine living the life of someone rich and famous, someone that seems to have it all? It’s our nature to think that if we could be someone else, things would be better. Working with people living with a chronic disease however, can soon put things into perspective.  Read more