What's going on in your community July 23 to July 29
MONTGOMERY, NY — To deal with COVID-19, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) developed an online scholarship portal to allow students to apply for scholarships from their homes.
In all, CFOS awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to students in school districts throughout the region, granting 180 students a scholarship, all made possible through generous donors who have established charitable funds within the Community Foundation. More than $150,000 in scholarships was awarded in Sullivan County alone.
For more information, visit www.cfosny.org.
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Catskill Center hosted a photo contest, “From the Archives 2020 Catskills Photo Contest.” Beach Lake resident Kathleen Colligan won first place with this photo of a common merganser family, she described as “Taken this spring along [the] banks of the Delaware River by the Narrowsburg, NY bridge.”
HONESDALE, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced the awarding of two grants to Wayne County for projects at the senior community centers.
Overall, 60 senior community centers throughout the commonwealth will be the recipients of Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2019-2020 grants – totaling $2 million in funding appropriated by the General Assembly from the Pennsylvania Lottery. A grant for $143,500 will be used to install a generator and do some remodeling on the basement level of the Earl J. Simons Senior Center in Honesdale, and a $15,000 grant to the Hamlin Senior Center will be used to add a new exercise machine and install an electronic billboard on Route 590.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County is once again accepting students for all classes. There are tutors available for Basic Literacy, ESL, Citizenship and High School Equivalency. They offer one-on-one tutoring and small groups. There is also some availability of online classes.
For more information, call 845/794-0017 to make an appointment.