GLEN SPEY, NY — The Kadampa Meditation Center will host a meditation workshop December 8 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to offer practical tools to deal with difficult people in our lives, with kindness and respect.
NARROWSBURG, NY — In the Buddhist tradition, Rohatsu Sesshin, or the morning star retreat, is the most important retreat of the year. It marks and celebrates Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment.
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — At the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) annual meeting December 12, the theme will be farms, food and family. The event will take place at New Hope Community in Loch Sheldrake, 870 State Rte. 52, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with a snow date of December 19.
LIBERTY, NY — The Town of Liberty Parks & Recreation Department will host Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson, a special program to educate the public on science in an entertaining way. The program will consist of two free events for the community December 8 at the Liberty High School Gym.
MONTICELLO, NY — The next full board meeting of the Workforce Development Board of Sullivan Inc. will be held on December 12, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Robert Green Truck Division, 162 Bridgeville Rd. In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be postponed until December 18 at the same time and location.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Tom Lisenbee, local poet and musician, will present a reading, “God, don’t take the name in vain” from Yuval Harari’s recent book, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” December 9 at 10:15 a.m.
HONESDALE, PA — The relocation of Owl Chrysler Plymouth Jeep in 2005 marked the end of more than 152 years of transportation-related businesses at its Church Street site in Honesdale. That location is now occupied by the Dime Bank and its parking lot.
Gary Amerbach recently departed the Tusten Building Department after more than seven years as the town’s code enforcement officer. I worked with him on several projects to improve safety and housing conditions in the Luxton Lake community over the years, and I wish him well in his new endeavors.
I finally got TV back. DIRECTV technical support is not one of my favorite places to have to call on Tuesday night. Finally on Saturday a very nice guy named Gonzalo came and fixed the problem. The problem was they had to put a bigger pipe over the smaller pipe and they attached it with 1 screw. And the dish tilted.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Karen Morris will host a poetry workshop focusing on the #MeToo movement and the post-Senate Judiciary Committee meetings with Brett Kavanaugh at The Forage Space Art Gallery on December 2 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.