Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, Holiday Dinner & $10,000 mega raffle drawing aka Third Thursday Networking Mixer at Bernie's Holiday Restaurant, 5:30-8:30pm. 845/791-4200.
Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking Breakfast at Blue Horizon Diner, 7:45-9am. Cost: $15 for members. 845/791-4200.
The CAS Arts Center will be open from 6-8:30pm with free candy for trick-or-treaters and “CAS by Candlelight,” an eerie evening gallery walk. Visitors will view the current exhibit “In Parallel,” which is on display until Nov 17. 845/436-4227.
The Sullivan West Senior High Choir will present its annual cabaret fundraiser in the Sullivan West High School Cafeteria, 7pm. The choir will be performing as well as a number of chorus students singing various solos and in small ensembles. 845/932-8401.
Press release from Congressman Tom Marino:
Tonight, after continued refusals from the Senate to negotiate with House Republicans, the House passed legislation to reopen the federal government though January 15, 2014 and extend the Treasury Department’s borrowing authority through February 7, 2014. Read more
Washington, DC – Senate leaders this afternoon announced an agreement to raise the debt limit and end the partial federal government shutdown. The deal must be passed by members of the House. Congressman Chris Gibson released a statement in support of the agreement, which said: Read more
There will be a Haunted House and Haunted Hayride at dusk at the Blooming Grove Fire Dept on Rte. 739. Event sponsored in collaboration with Hemlock Farms Fire & Rescue. Refreshments and a scary good time promised to all. 570/775-7355.
Help the Delaware Highlands Conservancy get the Winter Field Office ready for eagle-watching season. Send an email to email@example.com to learn more and sign up to help.
English Tea Master Elizabeth Knight will share her expertise during a tea tasting program at 7pm at the Inn at Lake Joseph. Come learn about brewing and serving different types of tea. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the E.B. Crawford Public Library. Tickets: $15. 845/794-4660 x. 303.
September 8th promised to be a good day to observe migrating hawks; a cold front had just passed and there was a light to moderate wind from the northwest. Some hawks were counted at Sunrise Mountain, but there was another predator of the insect variety that caught my eye. Sitting on a bush, almost invisible as it blended in with leaves, was a mantis sitting in wait for its next meal. Read more