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August 2015

Monticello reunion set for Labor Day weekend

MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello High School Classes of 1954, 1955 and 1956 will be gathering together for a joint class reunion during this coming Labor Day weekend. It will begin with a casual get-together on Friday, September 4, at Mr. Willy’s Restaurant. On Saturday, a private tour of the Bethel Woods Museum is planned. This will be followed that evening with a dinner buffet at Mr. Willy’s.  Read more

Backyard carnival raises funds for library

HONESDALE, PA — Karen Corrigan’s Preschool and Child Care Home, operated by Karen Corrigan and Shannon Chakiris, recently held a backyard carnival, and all the proceeds were donated to the Wayne County Public Library. The carnival is held every year at the end of their summer camp program with the school-age children working for days to sort out prizes and set up for the event. The day of the carnival previous students return to help current school-age children operate games and fun activities for the younger children in the group.  Read more

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

REGION — Celebrated throughout the month of September, the nationwide Library Card Sign-up Month encourages the public to discover the things a library card gives you access to.

“Your library card is your ticket to opportunity,” said Robert Hubsher, executive director of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS). “No other card in your wallet gives you free access to books, CDs, magazines and DVDs at your library and opens up the digital world to you with free access to downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and magazine articles.”  Read more

3D-printing workshop weekend

CALLICOON, NY — The North School Studio will present a weekend of workshops focusing on the new technology of 3D printing. It all starts on Friday, August 28, with a Kids’ Arts and Crafts Circuitry Workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. Aimed at kids ages six to 14, the workshop will take place at the Delaware Free branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, and will teach the basics of circuitry and design thinking.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

There is nothing like a family get-together. Last weekend my cousins from England came to New York City for a visit. A bunch of us met at my cousin’s house in Queens, and we had a great time. I am planning my trip back over there for next May. This is the cousin and his wife whose wedding I went over there to attend. His great-grandmother and my great-grandfather are brother and sister on my mother’s side. I am truly blessed with a big family and cousins all over the world.  Read more

Memorial service for Grace Johansen

NARROWSBURG, NY — There will be a memorial service for Grace Johansen on Saturday, September 12, at 1 p.m. in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Luncheon and a time for sharing memories and stories will follow outside under the tent.

If you plan to attend, the family would appreciate you letting them know. Email Grace’s daughter Lynn,, if you plan to attend.

Eddie Adams Workshop needs help

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Due to the loss of several of its major sponsors this year, the Eddie Adams Workshop is falling short of the funding goals needed to support its annual Eddie Adams Workshop event, which benefits young photographers from around the world. It is requesting donations, which can be provided by visiting

Your donations will be used to support the young men and women who are the future leaders and professionals in the photography industry.

Area banker appointed to statewide committee

HONESDALE, PA — Robert J. Mancuso, executive vice president and chief information officer of Wayne Bank, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) Information Technology Committee. The committee communicates information to PA Bankers’ members about issues of cyber security, technological advancements and information management within the banking industry.  Read more

August 20, 2015 - August 27, 2015

Raymond C. Herbert

Raymond C. Herbert of Callicoon, NY passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015. He was 69.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hortonville Fire Department with reception immediately following at the Hortonville Fire Department Pavilion.

Donations can be made to the two organizations that were most dear to his heart: Hortonville Fire Department, PO Box 71, Hortonville, NY 12745 or the Federation of Sportmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County, 122 Jaketown Rd., Swan Lake, NY 12783.  Read more

Charles E. Knapp Sr.

Charles E. Knapp Sr. of Narrowsburg, NY passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 with his family at his side.

He was the son of the late Charles H. and Lenora S. Knapp. His wife of 47 years, Henrietta preceded him in death in 2007.  Read more