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December 2015

Valentine cabaret auditions

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop will hold auditions for its Valentine cabaret on Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sullivan County Museum. The cabaret will take place on February 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and February 14 at 2 p.m.

Please have the sheet music for at least two songs. This year’s theme is “Love Songs and Not-Such-Love Songs.” If you have questions about the auditions, call 845/798-4971.  Read more

Organizational News December 31

Hope Farm to be established at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — On Monday, December 21, administrators from both SUNY Sullivan and New Hope Community signed a memorandum of understanding to establish Hope Farm on the college campus. The signing took place at the Paul and Harold Gold Founder’s Hall at SUNY Sullivan.  Read more

Looking Back December 31

Born in Otsego County, NY in 1806, Alanson Blood arrived in Honesdale, PA in 1828 with his brother Nelson and immediately set up in business as a cabinetmaker, making both furniture and coffins. Blood married Chloe Stone, also of Otsego County, and Nelson married her sister. Soon after his arrival in Honesdale, Alanson Blood became active in establishing the Presbyterian church, and in 1840 he petitioned the council to purchase the borough’s first fire engine. In 1829, Alanson built a house on Upper Front (Main) Street, where he lived the rest of his life.  Read more

Lake Huntington News December 31

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas. I was down in Queens with my sister and her family. We spent a few days in the city. She did not let us stop for one minute; we walked and walked and sweated, it was so hot and muggy. On Christmas Eve we watched ice skating; it was puddle skating.

We saw “The Lion King,” we went to see a Welsh children’s Christmas play (all poetry)—been there, never need to do that
again.  Read more

Community Curriculum December 31

‘Winter Reflections’ at Universalist meeting

BEACH LAKE, PA — Pat Sanders will lead a service centered on reflections on the poem “Winter,” by Greta Crosby, at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, January 3 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. Sanders will discuss the poem as a metaphor for the possibilities that open to us again and again throughout the years of our lives, if only we will slow down long enough to experience the season. She will also tie this theme in with the winter solstice.  Read more

Making a joyful noise at Cooke elementary

MONTICELLO, NY — On December 18, George L. Cooke Elementary School’s family and friends gathered to watch and listen to Kindergarten through grade-five students, under the aegis of music teacher Dawn Clayton, perform their annual winter concert. Kindergarten students sang “Cancion de la Navidad” and “This Little Light of Mine,” as well as a scarf dance.  Read more

Verderber named to President’s List

DAMASCUS, PA — Kimberly Verderber has been named to the President’s List at Lackawanna College for the past semester. Kimberly is the daughter of Michael and Nina Verderber of Damascus, and she will be attending Luzerne County Community College in the spring semester for a nursing degree.  Read more

Dixon gets excellence award at Wayne

HONESDALE, PA — Lewis J. Critelli, president and chief executive officer of Wayne Bank, right, recently presented Kayla Dixon with Wayne Bank’s Presidential Award for Excellence. This award is presented to Wayne Bank employees who show exceptional levels of dedication and service in their positions with the bank.  Read more

December 24, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Debra A. Hall

Debra A. Hall, a detective corporal with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office with almost 20 years of dedicated service, died at her home on December 20, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was 57.

Funeral services were held on Monday, December 28 at the Calkins Baptist Church, 527 Calkins Road in Milanville, PA. Burial followed in the Calkins Cemetery in Milanville.

Donations can be made to the SCPBA, PO Box 526, Rock Hill, NY 12775.

Corey Michael Wells
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The Holiday Express

As luck would have it, I got out early on Friday two weeks before Christmas and could catch the first get-away train to Port Jervis, the 4:05 out of Hoboken. This unseasonable weather we have been having made this a great night to get some shopping in, but my heart was just not in it. Something about Christmas in the Upper Delaware Valley to me means cold noses, rosy cheeks, running from store to store with just my red wool scarf around my neck. For most of this season I have found myself still in short-sleeve shirts at work.  Read more