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October 2012

2-Hour Tune Up for Your Organization: To Vote or Not to Vote

October 30, 2012

7:00 —9:00 PM, Penn State Extension office in Monroe County, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201. 4th in a series of 5 workshops (9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30 and 11/13). Cost: $25/workshop or $100 for all 5 workshops. Register at with any major credit card or call 610/746-1970 to register in person.

Breastfeeding Matters

October 22, 2012

Maternal Infant Services Network is sponsoring a breastfeeding how-to-make-it-work-for-you class for expectant parents and other family members on Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, 2nd Floor Board Room. Contact Violet Cleary at, 845/561-3575 or visit A donation of $10 per family is suggested, but not required. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Birth Matters

October 13, 2012

Maternal Infant Services Network will be holding a special One Day Express Childbirth Education Class at Catskill Regional Medical Center on Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Contact Violet Cleary at, 845/561-3575 or visit A donation of $25 per couple is suggested but not required. Class size is limited; pre-registration is required.

Belle Reve Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month

October 14, 2012

Join Belle Reve Senior Living on Sunday, from 1–3 p.m. and get to know the therapy services offered! Located at 404 East Harford Street. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to RSVP contact Jaci or Kaitlyn by October 12 by calling 570/409-9191.

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William Roos is 91 years old. A World War II veteran, he is also wheelchair-ridden due to his weakened condition.
His family was among the first to settle in Honesdale and established a business employing hundreds of Honesdale residents. He has voted in every general election since 1941, mostly as a Democrat.  Read more

Scollo criticizes Marino for allowing deep cuts to Tobyhanna

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, PA — Businessman Phil Scollo, who is running against U.S. Representative Tom Marino to represent the 10th PA District in the House of Representatives, accuses Marino of voting against funding for the Tobyhanna Army Depot located in Monroe County.  Read more

Pitched battles

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Whereas football is king of the fall in terms of headlines, crowds, chatter and popularity, fútbol, aka soccer, rules in terms of sheer volume of games played as both boys and girls teams have 16-game schedules, which can be extended for those teams that qualify for the postseason. But make no mistake, it’s quality, not quantity, which makes the world’s most popular sport equally riveting on the local scene.  Read more

The Icky Mouse Club

I know, I know...they come callin’ every year when the leaves begin to turn and there’s frost on the pumpkin. Mice. With apologies to Santa, autumn is (IMHO) “the most wonderful time of the year” and I spent the last week attending events throughout the Upper Delaware Valley, basking in the explosion of fall foliage that helps define life in the Catskills and the incredible bounty that Mother Nature provides.  Read more

September 27, 2012 - October 4, 2012

Elsa V. Mercado

Elsa V. Mercado of Chatworth, GA, formerly a long-time resident of Port Jervis, NY, died Thursday, September 27 in Glen Spey, NY. She was 71.

Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, October 1 in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, with Rev. Glenn Borne officiating.

Visit to leave a condolence note.

Deacon Dolores ‘Dee’ Anita Zeese

The Reverend Deacon Dolores “Dee” Anita Zeese, of Tryon, NC, died September 25 at Mission Heart Center, Asheville, NC. She was 80.  Read more

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Randolph ‘Randy’ S. Shelton

Randolph “Randy” S. Shelton, of Honesdale, PA died on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was 43.

Born on January 10, 1969 in Ft. Meade, MD, he is the son of William Shelton and Donna Smith Shelton of Honesdale. He was a graduate of Honesdale High School, class of 1986, and later attended Community College of Beaver County studying aviation sciences.  Read more