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November 2016

Christmas High Tea

December 3, 2016

The Church of the Good Shepherd, located on W. Catharine Street, annual Christmas High Tea, 10am-3pm. Last seating will be taken no later than 2:30pm. This celebration is open to the public.

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3D Printing for the Holidays

December 14, 2016

Learn all about 3D printing at the Tusten-Cochecton branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, 5:30-7:30pm. Afterwards, the 3D printer will be available for public use from December 14th until December 21st for people to print gifts.

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Abram VanHassel
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Facebook for Businesses

December 19, 2016

Learn how to manage your business' Facebook presence at the Delaware Free Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library. Find out how to use Facebook's page tools to discover your customer base, build targeted ads, and develop compelling content to keep people coming back to your page. Participants should bring a computer to practice with.

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Abram VanHassel
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Honesdale man, associates arrrested for guns and drugs

On the evening of November 22, 2016 a trooper assigned to the Narrowsburg substation stopped a vehicle on Rte. 97 in the Town of Tusten. Upon interviewing the driver Scott Helferich, age 34 of Honesdale, PA he was found to possess a loaded .40 caliber pistol and a quantity of heroin. He was placed into custody.

Upon interviewing the front seat passenger, Dahmir Bethea, age 20 of Clifton, NJ he was found to possess a loaded 9mm pistol. After being disarmed, Bethea fled on foot and fought with the trooper before being placed into custody.  Read more

DRBC declares drought in entire basin

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) at a special meeting today issued a special permit for coordinated operation of regional reservoirs, out-of-basin diversions, and Delaware River flow objectives in response to persistent dry conditions.  Read more

Monarchs hit Mexico

Reports from Mexico indicate that monarch butterflies have started to stream into their overwintering grounds at the volcanic hills near Aputzio de Juarez (about 100 miles west of Mexico City) during the latter part of October. There is a large number of monarchs in the U.S. that are still making their way south, and surveys to measure population will take place around the new year.  Read more

Comets stung by Yellow Jackets

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Sometimes a great defense isn’t the best offense.

In the first half, the Fallsburg Comets (16-1-1) adopted a defensive strategy against the Section 1 Hastings Yellow Jackets of Hastings High in a state tournament showdown.

But the plan backfired, as Section 1 Hastings dominated the field of play, playing a strong offense until their previously unvanquished opponents literally ran out of gas.

“Our legs were starting to get a little heavy by that time,” lamented Fallsburg’s coach Michael Geller.  Read more

Tears on my pillow

So here’s the thing about writing a “personal” column—it’s personal. On one hand, that makes my job easier, since I am recounting my own experience here in the Upper Delaware River region and therefore given a lot of leeway by those in charge at The River Reporter. On the other hand, by living my life as a virtual open book, I’m opening myself up in a way that often finds me vulnerable to others offering up their own humble opinions on what I should do, how I should act, or even (heaven forbid!) what I should say.  Read more

Free Thanksgiving dinner

MILFORD, PA — A free community Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Broad and Ann Streets on November 24 for those who cannot be with their families or who are in need on Thanksgiving Day.

The meal is prepared at the church and is served at 12 noon on Thursday. The day starts at 9 a.m. for the volunteers who cook the food, when they pack up and deliver turkey dinners and lots of extras to many people in Meals on Wheels programs or to anyone who finds it difficult to come out.  Read more

Milanville Store collects for comfort bags

MILANVILLE, PA — The Milanville General Store will be accepting donations for Kate’s Wish for Wellness Chemotherapy Comfort Bags. The project was started in memory of Kate Frisch Carmody to help patients like Carmody, who was a non-smoker, kept herself in great physical shape and ate a healthy diet, but nevertheless contracted an aggressive form of lung cancer at age 42, and died a year later.  Read more