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December 2015

Battle of the Books Meeting

January 11, 2016

4:30-5pm at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public in Narrowsburg. Are you age 12-18? Do you love trivia? Join the WSPL Team. Teams read 5 books and “Battle” other Sullivan County Teams to test their trivia knowledge. Email kohara@rcls.org or call 845/252-3360 for more information.

For More Information: 
Kohara@rcls.org
Contact Phone #: 
845/252-3360

Some hope for the bats

If you have read anything about bats in the last several years, you have probably heard about white nose syndrome (WNS). First discovered in New York in 2006, WNS affects hibernating bats and is caused by a fungus, Psuedogymnoascus destructans. Bats contracting WNS are irritated by the fungus and expend energy as they become restless. During hibernation, they expend their fat stores too quickly and frequently die before they reach the end of hibernation.  Read more

Summer internships available at Lacawac

LAKE ARIEL, PA — From now until mid February is the ideal time for students to apply for internships and research positions at Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station. Among the many opportunities this summer at Lacawac are:

Ecological Education and Research Assistant. Mid-May through early August. Complimentary housing.

Marketing and Communications Intern. Mid-May through early August. Complimentary housing.

Field Station Educator. Mid-May through early August. Complimentary housing.  Read more

NPS Boat Launch at Kittatinny Point reopens

BUSHKILL, PA — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue has announced that construction on the motorboat launch at Kittatinny Point has been finished and the launch is now open to the public.

“Completing this project allows boaters access to the deepest section of the river within the park, right in the heart of the Delaware Water Gap, something they have not been able to do for about 10 years,” explained Donahue. “And with the warm weather we’ve been having, anglers can still get in some fishing this season.”  Read more

It’s beginning to look a lot like Xanax

Well, maybe not, but the “popular” drug—which is prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders and depression (www.drugs.com)—is on my fantasy Christmas wish list. The truth is, that because of my health issues, I’m (ironically) not allowed to take the majority of prescription drugs, so am left to my own defenses when it comes to “holiday depression”—which is, indeed, a thing. Naturally, I try to make light of it, laughter being the “best medicine” and all, and more often than not, it works.  Read more

Holiday bike raffle benefits adult care

LIBERTY, NY — The Family Council of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center has announced that the lucky winner of its holiday bike raffle is Douglas Bowman. The drawing took place on Friday, December 11 at the Adult Care Center.

The winning ticket was picked by Naomi Haywood, president of the Residents’ Council. The raffle was a tremendously successful fundraiser for the Family Council, with over $700 being raised through ticket sales. The money will be used to improve the lives of Adult Care Center residents through purchases of special items.

Lowery-Lippert exhibited at Chant

LORDS VALLEY, PA — Artist Tricia Lowery-Lippert of East Stroudsburg returns to the Gallery at Chant Realtors, 631 Rte. 739 in January.

An award-winning artist, Lippert specializes in vibrant landscape and still-life paintings. She is a graduate of Marlboro University in Vermont; she has studied abroad as well as in Canada and the U.S. She has recently completed workshops with master painter Peter Fiore. Growing up in rural Connecticut was the impetus that influenced her love of nature painting.  Read more

Ugly Sweater Contest raises funds for Ronald McDonald House

MONTICELLO, NY — The George L. Cooke School Spirit Committee held its first annual Ugly Sweater Contest on Friday, December 18. The participants, dressed in their season’s most frightfully atrocious outfits for the whole school to see, are shown above. Winner Roseanne Green, who donned the ugliest of all entries, sported a home-crafted sweater complete with a flowing cape. She was awarded a sash saying “Ugliest Sweater Ever,” which she proudly wore all day. The contest raised $200, which has been donated in full to The Ronald McDonald House of The Greater Hudson Valley.

Oshogatsu: New Year’s Eve Celebration

HONESDALE, PA — Two Rivers Zen Community will host its third annual “Oshogatsu: The Ringing of 108 Bells” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 at 926 Court St., second floor (at the corner of Tenth Street, across from Central Park.) The event is free and open to all.  Read more

Holiday performance by Miz

HAWLEY, PA — One of Northeast PA’s favorite singer-songwriters and virtuoso guitarists, MiZ (Mike Mizwinski) takes the stage at Harmony Presents on Saturday, December 26 at 8 p.m.  Read more