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April 2011

Sullivan County garden tour

July 23, 2011

Private gardens available for public viewing, 10am-4pm, $25 for self-guided tour map. Reception follows tour. 845/796-1350, ext. 1050.

Chicken BBQ

May 4, 2011

Elks Lodge #1545, 5-7pm, adults/take-outs $9, ages 11 & under $5, 5 & under free. Public invited. 845/292-3434.

Corning Glass Museum bus trip

June 10, 2011

Wayne County Historical Society event, 6/19, bus leaves Rt. 6 Plaza 7am, returns ~8pm, $45 members, $50 non-members. Add'l activities available in Corning. RSVP by 6/10: 570/253-3240.

Vote for Roscoe as America's 'Ultimate Fishing Town'

ROSCOE, NY — You can vote for Roscoe as America’s Ultimate Fishing Town at . As of this writing, Roscoe is in second place.

The contest is being run by Eagle Claw, a fishing tackle manufacturer. The winner will be awarded a $25,000 prize for a tourism boost and a 30 minute show on World Fishing Network about fishing in their town.  Read more

Secret garden tour

June 26, 2011

Wayne County Historical Society event, 10am-4pm, $15 for directions for self-driven tour of area gardens. 570/253-3240.

Easter services

April 21, 2011 - April 24, 2011

St. Paul's Lutheran Church: Maundy Thurs., 4/21, 9am & 7pm; Good Fri., 4/22, 12noon & 7pm; Holy Sat., 4/23, 4:30pm; Easter Sun., 4/24, 7am & 9:30pm; Easter breakfast & egg hunt, 4/24, 8:15am. 845/252-3919.


May 3, 2011 - September 27, 2011

Firehouse, Tues., doors & kitchen open 5pm, Early Bird 7pm. Progressive jackpot, refreshments avail. 570/559-7525.

The painted turtles of spring

After what seemed to be an endless winter, signs of spring are appearing in the woods and on the shores of rivers and lakes, and the singers such as the wood thrush and the spring peeper hail spring’s arrival. On the 9th of April, during a kayak trip on Walker Lake in Shohola, PA, I spotted some more signs of milder weather: many painted turtles basking on the shore.  Read more

New dairy court named at dinner

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Sullivan County Dairy Promotion Committee will hold its annual dinner at Kings in Livingston Manor to welcome its new 2011-2012 court. The family-style dinner will cost $25 per person. Active dairy farmers will receive a $10 discount per farm. Milk punch will be served at 7:30 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. Call 845/482-9983 for reservations.

Garden club gives downtown a facelift

MILFORD, PA — Members of the Milford Garden Club are gearing up to plant the Milford Borough streets with flowers as they have been doing since 1937. This year, they have purchased a number of new flower urns for Harford and Broad streets that will be filled with a seasonal, changing assortment of plants and flowers.

Contributions to help defray the expense would be welcome. It is possible to purchase and dedicate one of the urns. Donations should be made payable to The Milford Garden Club, P.O. Box 764, Milford, PA 18337.