‘Let’s Talk Testing’ FAQ by Wayne Memorial Hospital and more

What's going on in health and wellness June 4 to 10

Tote bags: a health risk?

I have loads of tote bags. I have them at home, at my country home, in my office at school and I keep some in the back of my car. On occasion, I use them to carry shopping bags. They are nice and …

Lake Huntington News

What is Memorial Day?

Hope you all enjoyed your three-day weekend. What is Memorial Day? When I was a child it was the end of the school year and time to go to our rented house in Long Beach for the summer. When I was …
Narrowsburg News

Signs of spring—pandemic edition

I’ve got to admit, there have been times during self-isolation that I’ve given in to my fears, many of which were exaggerated or unfounded. My imagination got the best of me because there …
Honesdale News

Not bound by what once was

Do the days matter anymore? For a while, I’d lost track, then oscillated between thinking every day was Friday or Saturday. Now, I’m back to wondering about each one …
Seniors
Photo contributed by Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County partners with SALT, area schools, and Sullivan County Government to distribute food to vulnerable populations throughout the county.a
A few weeks ago, Pennsylvania’s Department on the Aging and Council on Aging released the results of a survey of older adults, taken during lockdown (www.bit.ly/RRseniorcdc). They wanted to …
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Back in 1963, when Older Americans Month was established, 65-year-olds were born in 1898. They remembered horses and buggies. Ice delivery. World War One. Kerosene lamps. And there were only 17 …
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Sustainability
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Memories of the inaugural celebration in 1970 From Shaun Sensiba of the Basket Historical Society in Long Eddy, NY: I was only six and in first grade, but I can tell you what I did on the first …

To rebuild economy, invest in clean energy

On the first Earth Day 50 years ago, citizens of all ages and political persuasions came together to make the case for protecting the air, water and other species. Virtually no one had even heard of …

Recovery

The Kingfisher Project: a life of our own

Sometimes you choose a project. Other times, projects choose you. My involvement with The Kingfisher Project is very much the latter. Years ago. I came up with an assignment for my high school …
Looking Back
Back to the future

Drive-in movies. The milkman. Grocery delivery. Okay, the first two just sound nostalgic, and the third sounds like lockdown. But they are all elements of the past that might …

Hawley’s successful 19th-century photographer

Ludolph (Louis) Hensel was undoubtedly the most prolific chronicler of late-19th and early-20th-century life in the area around Hawley, PA, leaving an invaluable record of people and places. Hensel …

Community living stories
Deja vu

Haven’t we been here before? I’m thinking of 1968, also an election year, when a major crisis (Vietnam War then, COVID-19 pandemic now) and economic turmoil (rampant inflation then, …

Wayne County Fair canceled

HONESDALE, PA — At a June 2 meeting of the Wayne County Cooperative Agricultural Society Directors and Associate Directors, it was decided to cancel the 2020 Wayne County Fair, joining many …

Why I voted ‘no’ on SW’s budget

For the first time in my 13 years on the Sullivan West School Board, I felt compelled to vote in opposition to the resolution adopting the 2020-21 school budget. In the past, there were individual …

Grants for your community and more

What's going on in your community June 4 to June 10