REGION — October 21 to 28 marks the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week. A letter from the staff and trustees of the Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL) notes some of the enormous benefits of these groups. (For full letter, visit “Opinion” at www.riverreporter.com).
HONESDALE, PA — The Main Street Farmers’ Market will return to The Cooperage at 1030 Main St., November 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the coming months, the market will be open every Saturday in November and December, January 5 and 19; February 2 and 16 and March 2, 16 and 30.
HONESDALE, PA — Three individuals were honored at the Wayne County Historical Society’s annual awards ceremony on Saturday, October 20. It is an annual tradition that has honored many individuals, groups and businesses for their efforts in preserving the history of the area.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — October is National Farm-to-School Month. In Sullivan County, school buildings in every district, led by Sullivan BOCES, host special events and activities highlighting agriculture and fresh farm foods in a variety of ways.
WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES, PA — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau (WPFB) has announced the winners of the PA Farm Bureau’s 2018 Safety Poster Contest at the county level. The theme for this year was “Think Safe. Be Safe.” John Rickard (absent from the photo) placed first in the coloring page competition for ages four to six.
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present a service about “El Dia de los Muertos,” the Day of the Dead, on Sunday, October 28 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center. During the Mexican holiday, festivities unfold over two days in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy.
Although doctors around the world were beginning to hope that the disastrous flu epidemic of 1918 might be waning, at the end of October, Dr. William M. Lynch, the superintendent of Farview State Hospital for the Criminal Insane in Canaan Township, was putting out a call for help.
Getting ready for next Wednesday, October 31, we’ve been giving our house a good dose of spookiness: carving Jack-o-lanterns and decorating our front porch with ghosts, gourds and ghouls. But we weren’t expecting the real life mysterious creature that came out of the dark night to give us a thrill last week.
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Phyllis Coombe and friends will explain the history of cross-stitch, show examples and teach a small project at “Needle Arts from the Past for Today: Cross-Stitch” at the Time and the Valleys Museum on State Route 55 on Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m.
LIBERTY, NY — To assist employers with compliance for New York State’s new sexual harassment policy, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with Ideal Snacks Corporation will be providing low-cost training on Tuesday, October 30 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ideal Snacks Corporation Training Center, 89 Mill St.