First Friday Networking Breakfast at the Blue Horizon Diner, 4445 Route 42, 7:45am-9am. Sponsor: The Keats Agency. Cost: $15 members
845/791-4200. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig Russell, foremost chicken expert, will speak at the meeting of the Catskill Exotic Bird Club at TD Bank North Bldg, Broadway, 7:30pm. He will bring weird and rare chickens. Free admission and refreshments.
Master Gardeners Susan Dollard and Sandra Nackley from Cornell Cooperative Extension on "Salvaged Art for the Garden" at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 7pm. Learn creative ways to re-use and recycle ordinary objects into garden art. 845/794-4660.
Literacy Volunteers to hold a huge book sale at its Read it Again Book Store, 10am-4pm. This is a buy one, get one free sale. All proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers. 845/794-0017.
Summer program at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library beekeeping with Don Bertholf, 7pm. Bertholf, a seasoned beekeeper, will share tips for beginner, intermediate and advanced beekeepers on how to get a hive/hives of bees up and producing honey, plus tips on how to protect your hives. Free. 845/794-4660.
The Sullivan County Philatelic Society will hold its meeting at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 1pm. A 20-lot auction and short business meeting will take place first.
Monticello Police Chief Robert Mir announced today that the skeletal remains found on June 10, 2014, in a wooded area located behind the Sleepy Hollow Apartments Complex in the Village of Monticello have been positively identified, by DNA tests performed at the New York State Police Crime Laboratory, as the remains of April Parker, 31, of Terry Lane, Monticello, N.Y. An autopsy conducted has determined that Parker’s death was a homicide. Read more
The battle that has been brewing for nearly two years in the Sullivan County Department of Family Services (DFS) boiled into the open on July 22, with a lawyer for DFS commissioner Randy Parker issuing a press release that harshly criticizes an investigation that targeted Parker.
The legislature in June passed a resolution to spend $175,000 to pay for an investigation into various complaints within DFS. Read more
Second annual indoor 5k walk fundraiser, 9 Monticello St., 9am-12 noon. Benefits Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless and the United Way of Sullivan County. Health and wellness vendors, 50/50 raffle. Suggested donation $10, kids under 10 free. 845/807-6013.
The Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 is hosting its annual steak and lobster bake with all the fixins', 3-7pm. Games, raffles for tickets at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts concerts, refreshments. Cost: $40, or $75 per couple. No tickets sold at door. 845/791-7800.