Leadership Sullivan hosts paint and sip to benefit Safe Homes, Catskills Regional Food Hub open house successful and more
Six-week course on Sullivan County history
HURLEYVILLE, NY — Beginning on Wednesday, April 10 and ending on May 15, the Delaware Company will sponsor a six week course on Sullivan County History. The material for this course has not been offered before. The full course is $60, or $10 per class; classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration and payment is required by March 31. Visit www.bit.ly/sullivanhistoryclasses for more information, class and payment details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March is Myeloma Awareness and Action Month
GOSHEN, NY — In affiliation with the International Myeloma foundation, the Orange County Multiple Myeloma support group will have its monthly meeting on March 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Orange County Department of Mental Health building. The meeting will involve a discussion about sharing local resources of interest to myeloma patients. Attendees can meet with other myeloma patients and care partners for information, support and networking. Visit www.ocny.support.myeloma.org or call 845/326-6879 for more information or to RSVP.
Catskills Regional Food Hub open house successful
LIBERTY, NY — Nearly 100 people attended the producer and buyer open house hosted by the Catskills Regional Food Hub last week. The food hub is a non-profit aggregation and distribution center aiming to work with local farmers and producers, providing education that will aide in expanding their retail and wholesale markets, thereby growing the region’s agriculture economy.
Those in attendance included local farmers, restaurant owners and chefs. They were able to see the space, test out the marketplace software and discuss receiving and delivery logistics.
The hub intends to launch its pilot season by the end of April. For information on working with the Catskills Food Hub, contact Cat Wilson, executive director, at 845/807-3735 or visit www.catskillsfoodhub.org.
Game night at the Cooperage
HONESDALE, PA — The Cooperage is hosting its monthly game night on Thursday, March 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. A variety of games, including board games, card games and brain games will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own to teach. Donations are appreciated. For more information, visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.
Steamtown National Historic Site celebrates Women’s History Month
SCRANTON, PA — The Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) will offer free programs beginning at 12 noon and 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16. The programs will center on the role women played in the history of the railroad into modern day. No advances reservations are required, but NHS requests attendees arrive 10 minutes early. Visit www.nps.gov/stea for more information.
Leadership Sullivan hosts paint and sip to benefit Safe Homes
LIBERTY, NY — The Leadership Sullivan class of 2019 has decided to organize a fundraiser to benefit Safe Homes of Orange County. A paint-and-sip evening will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m in the Liberty Firehouse. Tickets cost $25, and full-size, unopened toiletry items are requested as donations. RSVP is required by March 18. The event is BYOB and light snacks will be provided. An instructor will guide attendees through painting two designs on wine glass tumblers, which will be provided. Leadership Sullivan will use the proceeds to create hygiene kits for Safe Homes to provide in their Sullivan County location.
“The partnership of Leadership Sullivan and Safe Homes to benefit those victims in Sullivan County is something that all class members are passionate about,” said class facilitator Lisa Schmidt. Safe Homes is a not-for-profit agency that works towards eliminating domestic violence, teen-dating violence and human trafficking by providing support services to survivors and their families, increasing public awareness and encouraging accountability for perpetrators. The agency was founded in 1986 and expanded their services into Sullivan County in 2017, setting up office at the county government center.
The mission of Leadership Sullivan is to bring more awareness to scientific, educational, and charitable programs and services in the county. Leadership Sullivan is coordinated through the not-for-profit Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “Our class took a great deal of time picking our project and did not take it lightly,” said class president Courtney Cross.
In addition to the paint and sip, donation boxes are located in local businesses throughout the county: Sullivan County Division of Planning, Mullally Tractor Sales, Thompson Town Hall, all Sullivan branches of Jeff Bank and Wayne Bank, Granite Associates at the CVI Building, and Catskill Regional Medical Center will host a coin drop box.