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What's going on in your community July 8 to 14

Posted 7/7/21

New leadership for Honesdale Rotary

HONESDALE, PA — Robert and Alycia Schwartz were sworn in together as co-presidents on June 27 in the backyard of their Prompton home. Both long-time …

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What's going on in your community July 8 to 14

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New leadership for Honesdale Rotary

HONESDALE, PA — Robert and Alycia Schwartz were sworn in together as co-presidents on June 27 in the backyard of their Prompton home. Both long-time Rotarians, the couple chose to share the post because together they will individually lead both day and night meetings during their year. They were sworn in by past district governor Carol Hemphill who praised the dual presidency: “Why didn’t we think of this before?”

Outgoing President Rory McGhie congratulated the couple and noted he was proud of his club during his tenure, especially during the pandemic.

Also sworn in were president-elect Bonnie Cousins and incumbents, treasurer Dolores Leopardi, secretary Kay Reynolds, sergeant-at-arms Les Curry and foundation chair Stephen Moulton. Paul Harris Fellow recognitions, named in honor of Rotary founder Paul Harris, were given to McGhie, director of the Cooperage Project Arrah Fisher and director of Food Services for Wayne Highlands School District Ryne Spaulding. Both Fisher and Spaulding spearheaded significant efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide food to children, families and seniors.

County leaders graduate from Center for Excellence

PENNSYLVANIA — The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL), a premier professional development program for county officials, recently graduated 11 leaders from its intensive two-and-a-half-day training program.

The 2021 graduates include Elizabeth M. Arnold, Susquehanna County commissioner; Becky Ann Bartlett, Northampton County deputy director of administration; Deb Baughman, Bedford County commissioner; Colleen R. Dawson, Somerset County commissioner; Krista Gromalski, Pike County communications director; Josh Maxwell, Chester County commissioner; Molly R. Mudd, Esquire, Adams County solicitor; Scott Rastetter, Erie County councilmember; Stacy Richards, Union County commissioner; Michael Rivera, Berks County commissioner; and Loretta Spielvogel, Lawrence County commissioner.

The program is open to county commissioners or council members, chief clerks, county administrators and solicitors of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. Key county leaders and department heads are also eligible. 

For more information, visit www.theprofessionaledgeinc.com.

Woodloch Pines honors its employees who have provided dedicated service at the resort for 10 years or more

HAWLEY, PA — After an extremely challenging year and three-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive family resort in the Pocono Mountains, was eager to recognize the hard work and dedication of its longtime employees. Although the annual in-person staff meeting and celebration could not take place, the Kiesendahl Family, who have owned and operated the business for over 60 years, took the time to honor and reward their loyal team members with gift certificates and golden nametags in recognition of their service.

Of the 1,091 part and full-time workers, 199 have served the company for at least a decade. Ninety-nine of these staff members have worked for the family resort for at least 20 years and another 40 for 30-plus years.

Woodloch is currently hiring new employees. For more information, visit www.woodloch.com/view/careers.

Sullivan Fresh has returned to the market for the season.
Sullivan Fresh has returned to the market for the season.

Sullivan Fresh Markets launch new incentives: summer through fall

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Sullivan Fresh Farmers’ Markets are open for the season. Sullivan Fresh’s mission is to make fresh fruits and vegetables affordable and easily available to communities within Sullivan County through outreach, incentives, nutrition education, cooking demonstrations and multi-lingual materials, while creating a sustainable sales market for local farmers. 

At the Sullivan Fresh Market in Monticello, Market-on-the-Move, and the Liberty Farmers’ Market, you can pay your way using Farmer Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Checks, Senior FMNP, or by using your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/EBT) benefits. 

Sullivan Fresh has five Farmers’ Market locations: Monticello on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from July 5 through September 27; the Market-on-the-Move stops in Liberty on Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Liberty Farmers’ Market, operated by Catskill Mountainkeeper, runs every Friday 3 to 6 p.m. from June 18 to September 17; the Market-on-the-Move stops in Loch Sheldrake Wednesdays 3 to 5 p.m. from June to October; the Market-on-the-Move stops in Wurtsboro 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays from June to October; and the Market-on-the-Move stops in South Fallsburg Thursdays 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. from June to October.

For more information, visit www.sullivancce.org/agriculture/sullivan-fresh.

UDC seeks nominations for annual valley awards

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will accept public nominations through Friday, July 23 for its 33rd annual awards ceremony coming up on Sunday, September 12.

“These awards are intended to honor the contributions that individuals, organizations, communities and government agencies have made to enhancing the quality of life or protecting the resources in the Upper Delaware River region,” said UDC Executive Director Laurie Ramie. “We would like the entire river community to be involved in the nomination process.”

Nine categories are available, in addition to the Oaken Gavel Award that is traditionally given by the council to the past year’s chairperson. Nomination forms and a list of past award recipients are available online at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or upon request.

The nominations may take any written form. Supporting information and a full contact for the nominee would be appreciated.

Submit them to the UDC office at P.O. Box 192, 211 Bridge St., fax to 845/252-3359, or email to laurie@upperdelawarecouncil.org.

The Sunday, Sept. 12, ceremony will take place at Central House Family Resort located at 81 Milanville Road in Beach Lake, PA. The public is welcome. Festivities will include a 3 p.m. reception, 4 p.m. dinner, keynote address and presentation of awards.  Further details on the keynote speaker’s identity and how to register by a deadline of Sept. 3 will be announced.

For more information, contact UDC Executive Director Laurie Ramie at 845/252-3022 or laurie@upperdelawarecouncil.org. For details about the other categories, visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org.

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