Community Living


Photo contributed by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan

Elizabeth Rowley, center, CFOS president and CEO, presents a check to Air Nonken, left and Omari Washington, right from Hudson Valley Seed, for the Make A Difference Grant at the 2018 Annual Reception in November.

Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan grants $3,500 to local orgs

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.


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Science in a jar

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.


Photo contributed by the Basket Historical Society

The Christmas postcard is from 1920, printed in Worcester, MA, by the Whitney Made company.

Looking Back 12/12/18

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.


Photo contributed by CCE

Philip Gottwals, an agriculture and community development consultant, will speak at the meeting.

CCE ‘s annual meeting: farm, food and family

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.

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