SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Where did you come from? Who was your first ancestor to go to college? How much does Amazon pay its workers? You can answer these questions by scouring databases that come free with a Western Sullivan Public Library card.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance will host a solo concert by percussionist Billy Martin December 15 at 8 p.m. at the Tusten Theatre.
NEWBURGH, NY — The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) announced more Make a Difference Fund grant recipients for 2018, funding organizations that provide services and programs to children of low income, disadvantaged, or distressed families.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library will be discussing big discoveries inside of a small jar this winter break, exploring science based on the book “Mason Jar Science,” by Jonathan Adolph.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Foster Supply Hospitality has appointed Vanessa Hadden as its new executive chef of The Arnold House, a Catskills getaway on Shandelee Mountain.
In the mid-1800s, Henry Cole, an elite educator living in Victorian England, was a busy man. During the holiday season, he did not have enough time to write lengthy letters in response to those he received from his numerous friends. At the time, however, it was considered rude not to respond to one’s mail.
I write this column with a heavy heart, as my friend and former co-worker Nancy Simonet passed away recently. Nancy was married to her husband Jeffery for 54 years, and together they have three kids and seven grandkids.
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.