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October 2015

Travel guide deadline approaches

FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association is asking all tourism businesses to submit their completed business profiles to ensure inclusion in 2016 Sullivan County Catskills printed materials and on its website no later than October 30. This free listing will be included in the 2016 Sullivan County Catskills Travel Guide, distributed throughout the nation and internationally via print and a downloadable version accessible from the website.  Read more

Wayne Bank kicks off food drive

MILFORD, PA — Wayne Bank’s Pike County offices in Milford, Lords Valley and Shohola will observe a Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, October 30, to kick off their annual food drive.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Ghosts, goblins, princesses and more were seen on Main Street as the children from the Tusten Youth Commission marched in the annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 24. The group seemed larger than in previous years and caused all heads to turn in their direction. One couldn’t help but smile at this group of happy children and possibly recall the years of one’s own youth.  Read more

Marion A. Tyler

Marion A. Tyler, a homemaker and lifetime resident, formerly of Damascus, PA, died Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Callicoon, NY. She was 92.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services were held on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Hillside Cemetery, Damascus.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Looking Back

Irving Cliff was named during an 1841 visit to Honesdale by Philip Hone, first president of the D&H Canal Company, and his friends, Henry Brevoort and author Washington Irving. They stopped at a spring in what is now Glen Dyberry Cemetery, where they exchanged toasts. Hone’s toast was: “Irving’s Cliff—the dignified and sleepless guardian of Honesdale, made famous by the weary footsteps of one who has charmed the world by his writings.” Construction on a grand hotel atop the cliff, projected to cost $300,000, was begun in 1884.  Read more

Douglas D. Craft

The artist Douglas D. Craft, whose work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the Butler Institute of American Art and elsewhere, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015. He was 90 and a patient at the Roscoe Community Nursing Home, Roscoe, NY, at the time of his death.  Read more

Thomas A. Namack

Thomas A. Namack of the Village of Masthope, PA, a lifelong resident, former NYC Firefighter and retired Fire Safety Director, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was 68 years old. The son of the late Thomas J. and Winifred Joyce Namack, he was born February 23, 1947 in New York City, NY.

Tommy was a Vietnam veteran having served in the US Army. He was a former member of Ecker-Haupt VFW.  Read more

Newcomers vie for Honesdale Mayor’s position

HONESDALE, PA — Many of the races in Wayne County are uncontested this year; the county commissioners, for instance, are running unopposed. But the story is different in the race to become the next mayor of Honesdale: two women who have not run for the office before are competing for the spot.

Republican Sarah Canfield, 30, was born in the borough and lives here with her husband and two children. According to her bio, she is employed at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale as a Certified Nurse Aid.  Read more

Election Letters: Part II

DA endorsements tell a story

District Attorney (DA) Tonkin has repeatedly boasted of a 97% conviction rate. However, statistics submitted by the Pike County Courts to the PA Unified Judicial System show that “his” conviction rate in 2013 (most recent year available) was 73%—right in the middle of all other like-sized Class VI counties. No bragging rights there.  Read more


This time of year brings all the sports fans to a hyper-state over which team to discuss first, because this is the “game on” season of sports. The evening quiet car on the 4:07 out of Hoboken is anything but that. Alas, the conductors wind up apologizing to those passengers who are hoping for some quiet, asking the noisemakers to please move forward. Unfortunately there will be no peace in any car during these trips home. This week starts the basketball season, hockey got started a few weeks ago, and football season is in full swing.  Read more