New Hope Community celebrates Disability Pride Month

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — New Hope Community marked July as Disability Pride Month and celebrated the movement to increase awareness and normalize conversations about disabilities. According to the …

Pike Agency on Aging receives Subaru Share the Love event donation

PIKE COUNTY, PA ― Pike County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) partnered with Subaru for its 13th annual Share the Love event. During the holiday season, for every new vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru …

Lake Huntington News

Back from Queens in two hours

Hello everyone. I’m sorry I did not do a column last week. I was up in Quincy Mass. with my sister to visit her daughter, her husband and my new great-nephew, Fintan. By the end of the trip, I …
Narrowsburg News

Putting the New in 'Newrowsburg'

There are basically three ways in and out of Narrowsburg, NY, and something new is happening in each direction. Let’s start our tour of all things new just over the bridge on the Pennsylvania …
Honesdale News

Lend your voice

In a quick reprieve from the past three columns, in which I explored where privilege lies in our transportation system, I present an opportunity for you to lend your voice toward the aim of …
Seniors
HONESDALE, PA — Taking a moment to honor the community’s older residents, as Wayne County does each May for Older Americans Month, seemed especially fitting after such a difficult …
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Photo from Friendly Acres Farm
In lieu of flowers, Betty Mae Susen Baker's family asks that you hug a cow in her memory.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — In the 15-minute “no man’s land” between the close of a public hearing and the start of the May 12 Cochecton Town Board meeting, supervisor Gary Maas …
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Sustainability
‘Ecology of Aquatic Plants’ and more

What's going on in sustainability news July 15 to 21

Talking about climate change

GLOBAL — It’s tough to talk about climate change. It’s global and local at the same time. Plus, when a subject seems insurmountable, the educational messaging is tricky to dole out …

Recovery

Let’s talk recovery

The following is an excerpt from a person in recovery checking in with their therapist: “Just wanted to give you a little update on my week. Ended up with almost 55 hours last week at work! …
Looking Back
Service down

LONG EDDY, NY — In Long Eddy, the phones went down and stayed down, because the tiny local company that ran them had gone bankrupt. The couple who ran the Delaware and Sullivan Telephone and …

Transforming sleepy White Mills

Christian Dorflinger was still a young man of 32 in 1860 when he began to plan his next and most significant project: his huge glass factory in White Mills, PA.  Dorflinger was born in …

Community living stories
Cross county reading challenge results in 10,070 books read

LIBERTY, NY — The School Library System (SLS) at Sullivan BOCES, with the help of the school librarians, continues to build a reading culture through the Cross County Reading Challenge. As a …

Honesdale Rotary provides shelves, refrigerator to food pantry

HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale Rotary members raised $3,000 to buy the Wayne County Food Pantry a refrigerator and new shelving for their Honesdale branch. The money raised matched $3,000 in …

Dime Bank Employees Donate to GAIT

MILFORD, PA — Dime Bank Employees surprised GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center with a check for $286. In her letter accompanying the donation, Valerie O’Hare said that the funds “were collected as part of a dress-down day that our employees participated in to benefit [GAIT].”

Donate bras, money to help survivors of human trafficking

HONESDALE, PA — The Victims’ Intervention Program (VIP) Bra Drive concludes on Saturday, July 31.