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What you need to know about MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria responsible for difficult-to-treat and potentially fatal infections in humans. MRSA is any strain of Staphylococcus aureus that has developed resistance to specific antibiotics.  Read more

Free mammograms

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center’s (ORMC) Ray Moody, MD Breast Center and Orange Regional Medical Group will offer free mammograms on Saturday, December 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Rd. Pre-registration is required. The event is open to women without insurance who are currently not experiencing breast problems, are over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram through this program within the last year. Women who have had a mammogram within one year and are now experiencing breast problems may still meet requirements.  Read more

Dentistry practice holds grand reopening

PORT JERVIS, NY — After an eight-month long renovation and office expansion, Aesthetic Family Dentistry will host an open house to celebrate the grand reopening of its new building on Friday, December 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 155 E. Main St. Light refreshments and cocktails will be provided.

The practice will also officially announce new programs and services during the open house, such as an in-house dental savings plan, and dental cleaning services to non-patients, available without an exam or x-rays. Visit or call 845/610-6732.

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
11/7/2104 — Jordyn Elizabeth LaBelle was born to Jessica LaBelle and John Andrew LaBelle Sr. of White Mills, PA. Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Dennis Carney of Lake Ariel, PA. Paternal grandparents are John and Jodi LaBelle of Greeley, PA.
11/15/2014 — Jack Elliot Gallager was born to Melissa and Robert Gallager of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Diane Vitale of Lafayette, NJ and Eugene Clyne of Franklin, NJ. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Marian Gallager of Summerville, SC.


Four centuries ago, the Elizabethan writer Thomas Dekker accurately called sleep “the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”  Read more

Growing older together

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship warmly invites you to the first of a series of programs dedicated to growing older together in community. Carol Rocklin, Beverly Sterner and Ginny Nordstrom will lead this sesssion, exploring ways to support one another as our needs change with age.

The program will be held at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake on Sunday, November 9. A social time and light refreshments follow. For further information, call 570/448-3174. For directions, visit

Caregivers complete workshop on dying

LIBERTY, NY — The Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County was honored to have Padma Dyvine, RN, MA, CHPN and end-of-life care practitioner, present “Presence at the Bedside, Care in the Last Days of Life” recently to 10 individuals. The caregivers all received a certificate of completion and flowers at the close of the four-hour session.  Read more

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

9/21/14 — Joseph Jayden Burton was born to Michelle Burton of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Karen Burton of Beach Lake, PA.
9/29/14 — Sayre Morgenstern III was born to Jennifer Morgenstern and Sayre Morgenstern II of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Garry and Sherry Freiermuth. Paternal grandparents are Henry and Althea Morgenstern.  Read more

Navigating health care reform for farmers and independent workers

LIBERTY, NY — Farmers and the general public are invited to attend a free workshop, Navigating Health Care Reform, offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) on Friday, November 14. Nicole Tapia, a bilingual health care navigator will present this educational opportunity for anyone confused about health care and the Affordable Care Act. The class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.  Read more

Ambulance Chronicles


Call 911 and radios sing in your town. A call for help, a call to convene. Tones ring, volunteers come, help is given, things are set right. Over and over, every day.

The cycle of work is said to be an honorable thing. Whitman sang its praise in the time of Senators Fremont and Roscoe. Before the Civil War, the anthem was to occupy the occupations, be neither master nor servant, be all equal in our work.  Read more

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