Students win 2019 Pike/Wayne Envirothon, Forestburgh Playhouse shows off its dove and more
Wallenpaupack Area High School students win 2019 Pike/Wayne Envirothon
WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES, PA — The Wallenpaupack Area High School team, The Bad Birches, are the overall winners of the 2019 Pike/Wayne Envirothon. Second place went to The Beefcakes of Honesdale High School in the Wayne Highlands School District. The 33rd Annual Pike/Wayne Envirothon was held Thursday, April 25 at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center in Hawley.
The Bad Birches will represent Pike County and The Beefcakes will represent Wayne County at the State Envirothon event at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown on May 21 and 22.
Into the minds of animals
BEACH LAKE, PA — Award-winning environmental writer Carl Safina will discuss in a video titled “What Animals are Thinking and Why Does it Matter?” that will be presented on Sunday, May 19 at 10:15 a.m. at the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. For more information, visit www.uduuf.org.
‘Focus on Lyme’: tick-borne diseases workshop
HONESDALE, PA — On Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m., The Cooperage is hosting a workshop about tick-borne diseases. Dr. Clarence Mast will speak about the clinical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases with new treatment advances. Dr. Cathleen Mattos will discuss the effects tick-borne diseases can have on your immune system.
For information visit www.nolyme.com.
Roadside litter-pluck event
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Narrowsburg Beautification Group invites all residents of the Town of Tusten to join in the annual litter-pluck on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you need assistance with getting filled litter bags to a county transfer station, bring them to the municipal parking lot in front of the Western Sullivan Public Library Tusten Cochecton Branch on May 18 and place them in the truck that the town will park there for this purpose.
The litter-pluck is for cleaning up roadside debris only. Further information contact the Sullivan County Parks, Recreation and Beautification Department 845/807-0287 or SCParks@co.sullivan.ny.us.
Grief support workshop
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital is offering six free workshops designed to help people cope with the grieving process and provide support and focus on grief as a normal part of life. Because grief is a very individual process, the support group will encourage participants to explore their own solutions to the challenges of living without their loved ones and facing the changes that follow a loss. Individuals will find a safe place to sort out their feelings and share as they are able and willing.
The sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m., May 21 through June 25 in conference room #4 on the second floor of the hospital. The support group will be facilitated by Wayne Memorial Hospital and Hospice Chaplain Rev. Edward K. Erb and hospital/hospice social worker Anna Walsh.
Summer music lesson series
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Registration has opened for the Janice Center’s summer music lesson series. The center is offering six lessons in a variety of instruments, including vocal, that will begin at the end of June and end in August.
The entire series costs $150. Fill out a registration form, available at
www.janicecenter.com, and return to the Janice Center to schedule lessons. For more information, call 845/482-3324.
‘Manifesting Wellness’ workshop
NARROWSBURG, NY — Recognizing May as National Mental Health Awareness Month, the Chi Hive presents Manifetsing Wellness with Dwayne Brown, LMSW, on Sunday, May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Learn how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected and directly affect our mood and physical states. This two-hour psychoeducational workshop is designed to provide you with mindfulness and behavioral techniques, as well as tangible tools to support you in recognizing and reframing unhelpful thinking patterns.
This workshop is free to the community on a first-come-first-serve basis. Children are welcome and will be provided activities during the workshop. Registration is requested through www.thechihive.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 718/314-0161.
Grants for community art projects
HONESDALE, PA — The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) program is now accepting applications for Project Stream grants for art projects in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties.
A series of workshops is available for prospective applicants to meet with PPA Program Coordinator for Pocono Arts Council Tassy Gilbert to discuss the grant-writing and application process. One of these workshops will be held at The Cooperage on Wednesday, May 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The grants will be awarded to arts-related and community-based non-profit organizations or individual artists conducting arts programming open to the community.
The deadline for submissions is June 20. For more information, including a full list of guidelines, visit
Forestburgh Playhouse shows off its dove
FORESTBURGH, NY — As part of the Sullivan County Dovetrail to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, the Forestburgh Playhouse will unveil its own dove painted by local artist Keith Phillips.
The reception will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the playhouse. Champange and light refreshments will be served.