Older New Yorkers who make a difference wanted, and more

What's going on in your community June 3 to 9

Posted 6/2/21

More railroad history coming into view

SHOHOLA, PA — Greater Pike Community Foundation Executive Director Jenni Hamill recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Shohola Railroad and …

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Older New Yorkers who make a difference wanted, and more

What's going on in your community June 3 to 9


More railroad history coming into view

SHOHOLA, PA — Greater Pike Community Foundation Executive Director Jenni Hamill recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Shohola Railroad and Historical Society (SRHS), one of three nonprofits to receive a grant this year from the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund at Greater Pike.

The Shohola Railroad and Historical Society will use the grant to purchase display cases for a special room in the township building so artifacts that cannot fit in the Caboose Museum of Shohola will be available year-round for public viewing. Two other grants from the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund this year went to Growing Older Together and the Pike County Historical Society.

For more information, call 570/832-4686, email jennihamill@greaterpike.org, or visit www.greaterpike.org.

Program to control spread of Japanese knotweed, multiple public demonstrations

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION, NY — Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Park Service, New York League of Conservation Voters, Stroud Research Center and Shippensburg University, received a federal Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund grant in 2019 to educate the public and better understand the impacts of the spread of Japanese knotweed in the Upper Delaware River watershed.

Japanese Knotweed is a highly pervasive and opportunistic invasive plant that is rapidly spreading throughout the watershed. If you want to learn more about the FUDR project and how it addresses knotweed control and management, plan on attending any of the following public demonstration events: Saturday, June 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Skinners Falls Boat Launch in Narrowsburg; Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hancock Firemen’s Field in Hancock; and Saturday, July 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Will Smith Memorial Park in Deposit.

For more information on the FUDR project or any of the public demonstration events, contact knotweed@fudr.org.

The Dime Bank promotes James Gardas

HONESDALE, PA — The Dime Bank Board of Directors, along with president and chief executive officer Peter Bochnovich, have announced that James Gardas was appointed to the position of senior vice president of the Wealth Management Division. Gardas is an investment adviser representative for The Dime Wealth Management, a full-service brokerage operation located within The Dime Bank.

Gardas has almost 30 years of experience in the customer service arena, including 12 years of experience in the Wealth Management Division. He currently resides in Hawley, PA with his wife, Jade, and his two dogs, Moxie and Nugget.

For more information, visit www.thedimebank.com.

UDC to present ‘Introduction to Water and Weather Alerts’

ONLINE — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will host a presentation on “Introduction to Water and Weather Alerts” by Brendan Dohn, IT specialist with the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 3 via Zoom.

The monthly meeting to follow will include a synopsis of minutes from the three standing council committees; potential status reports from the Delaware River Basin Commission, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, National Park Service and the UDC Executive Director; discussion of old and new business; and public comment.

All UDC meetings are open to the public. For further information on how to participate, call 845/252-3022 or email ashley@upperdelawarecouncil.org.

For more information, visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org.

Call for nominations for 2021-22 Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce board

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce invites all its members to recommend qualified candidates for the 2021-22 Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. All nominations must be received by the chamber no later than Wednesday, July 7.

The board is responsible for the management and control of the activities, property and affairs of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, including the strategic direction of the chamber, the annual budget and the scope of responsibilities of the board and chamber committees.

The board is composed of up to 23 persons who shall be members in good standing of the chamber.

To facilitate the nomination process, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce has compiled a questionnaire to be filled out and submitted along with a resume to the SC Chamber of Commerce Nominations Committee at 196 Bridgeville Rd., Monticello, NY 12701. Questionnaires and resumes can also be faxed to 845/791-4220 or emailed to Geri Neumann at office@catskills.com, no later than close of business (4 p.m.) July 7, 2021.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit www.bit.ly/chamber22.

Older New Yorkers who make a difference wanted

NEW YORK — While May is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month, acknowledging the incredible efforts and diverse contributions older adults make to communities across the nation, the NYS Office for the Aging has rescheduled the Older New Yorkers’ Day Celebration originally planned for this month. Instead, out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, the celebration will be held on October 1, 2021 in digital-only format.

As a result, Sullivan County’s older adults have an extended chance to be recognized for their selflessness and civic-mindedness, as the deadline for submitting nominees is now Thursday, July 1.

The nominee should be a volunteer aged 55 or older who has made a difference in the community through civic engagement.

Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting the NYS Office for the Aging at 845/807-0255, then submitting to the office c/o Lise-Anne Deoul, director of Aging Services, via email at Lise-Anne.Deoul@co.sullivan.ny.us or by mail to 100 North St., Monticello, NY 12701.

CCE Sullivan County hosts virtual ag career fair

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Each year, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County hosts an Agricultural Career Fair to help connect farm businesses with interested and skilled employees looking for work in the agriculture field. Due to COVID-19, the event, typically hosted at SUNY Sullivan in April, was canceled last year. This year, CCE Sullivan County will host a virtual career fair, with a several-weeks-long campaign promoting local agricultural jobs to those seeking employment.

There are many opportunities for work in agriculture in Sullivan County. Visit the CCE Sullivan County website’s Agricultural Career page to find up-to-date job postings from around the county at www.sullivancce.org/agriculture/agriculture-jobs.

Another resource for farm businesses seeking staffing is the New York Farmland Finder website, traditionally a land link service for farmers seeking land, or landowners seeking a farmer. Visit www.nyfarmlandfinder.org/jobs to list your job posting

For more information about Sullivan County agricultural careers, contact CCE Sullivan County Agricultural Business Coordinator Ashley Tully at aet92@cornell.edu.

Twenty-two Timberland properties agents honored for sales achievements

ROSCOE, NY — Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties had 22 agents who earned special recognition from the parent company for sales achievements in 2020. Three of those agents operate from the Roscoe office. Travis O’Dell and Maria Smith qualified for Coldwell Banker’s International Diamond Society. To achieve this level, agents place in the top 15 percent of producers worldwide. James Karpowicz earned honors as a member of Coldwell Banker’s International Sterling Society, placing him among the company’s top 25 percent of the company’s sales associates worldwide.

Jill Ogden, of the company’s Delhi office, was the top award recipient for the local company, once again being honored with the prestigious International President’s Premier designation representing her status among the top three percent of individual Coldwell Banker agents worldwide.

For additional information, call the Roscoe office at 607/290-4130.

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