Photography contest for the Upper Delaware River Region and more

What's happening in arts, leisure and community May 13 to 19

Posted 5/12/21

What's happening in arts, leisure and community May 13 to 19

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Photography contest for the Upper Delaware River Region and more

What's happening in arts, leisure and community May 13 to 19


MHSSC grants Award for Excellence in Administration to John Morgano

ELDRED, NY — Eldred Central School District Superintendent Dr. John C. Morgano will receive an Award for Excellence in Administration from the Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC).

The MHSSC commended and thanked him for his commitment to the community, school and students. Morgano has been the Superintendent of Eldred Central School District for the past four years and has over 35 years of experience in education.

The MHSSC noted, “John is a leader who demonstrates and creates trust and loyalty from all constituents.  He is kind, patient, and forthcoming with new ideas that structure a charismatic educational community.  John has the unique ability to adapt to change, not by directing, but rather by teaching, supporting, and conferring to a positive and kind environment. John is an outstanding leader not only in how he interacts with staff, faculty, and community members but his unwavering dedication to students.”

Sullivan County School Boards Association honors Stephanie Cavet and Kathy Garlick as Sullivan County’s Outstanding Educators

LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County School Boards Association (SCSBA) announced Stephanie Cavet and Kathy Garlick as recipients of the 2021 Sullivan County Outstanding Educator Award. This award honors individuals who have been nominated by their local school district or BOCES and have had a positive impact on the education of children in Sullivan County.

Cavet joined Sullivan BOCES in 2014 as the school psychologist in the Special Education Division. “Mrs. Cavet is not only an outstanding educator but she is also an outstanding employee. She displays unwavering determination and work ethic relative to all that she does here at Sullivan BOCES,” said Adam Riehl, executive principal of specialized programs at Sullivan BOCES.

Garlick joined Sullivan BOCES’ team in 2006 and is a social worker in the alternative education division. In addition, she provides clinical support to the career and technical division and assists other clinical staff in the special education division. “Kathy is a hard worker, dedicated to BOCES, and frequently goes beyond the typical day to bring success to students and her colleagues,” said Linda Blanton, executive principal of alternative/special education programs.

The SCSBA will present Cavet and Garlick with their honors during its annual awards and dinner meeting on Saturday, October 27 at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon.

Photography contest for the Upper Delaware River Region

NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has announced its fourth annual juried photo contest for the Upper Delaware River region, open to professional and amateur photographers. “Confluence: Land, Water, Wildlife” invites photographers to capture striking nature photos in five categories: landscape, wildlife, macro, water and a youth category for photographers under age 18. Without disturbing or harming any creature or its habitat, photographers are encouraged to be creative in showcasing the diverse wildlife, plants and special places of our region.

Photos will be judged on creativity, originality, composition, clarity and quality, and impact, and must be taken in the Upper Delaware River region to be eligible. Photos may be taken during any season.

Photographers may submit entries via the conservancy’s website from August 2 until August 31. The winning photos will be chosen by a panel of judges, along with one “People’s Choice,” and will be hung at the ARTery gallery in Milford, PA in November. The ARTery is a cooperative owned and operated by successful and emerging artists and artisans from the Tri-State area. Photo contest judges are Nancy Kiesendahl Bloch, Mary Sue Sweeney Price, Marie Liu, and Stephen Geldman.

Photographers are invited to submit no more than two photos to the contest. Entrants must agree to the official rules and submit a $10 entry fee to be eligible; youth entries are free. Visit for details, to download the official rules, and submit an entry; contact with any questions.

Learn the essentials for adventure

NARROWSBURG, NY — On Saturday, May 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., the Narrowsburg Union will host “Essentials for Adventure: Hiking Basics and Trail Tips” with Sawkill Creek Outfitters. This event will take place in person at the Narrowsburg Union (50 person max) and on Zoom.

Jay and Joan Manasco of Sawkill Creek Outfitters will share their tips and information on hiking basics. Whether you are new to the outdoors, or just plan on spending more time on the trails, this presentation will provide you with how to prepare and top considerations for before you head outside. Expect to learn about backpack styles, outdoor apparel and footwear, gear tips and more.

This is a free event but registration is required. Register at

A new podcast follows locally grown food from the farm to table

ONLINE — “Today’s Main Ingredient,” a podcast produced by SEEDS of Northeastern Pennsylvania, will launch a series of weekly, 15-minute audio programs on Sunday, May 16. The programs will focus on local farms and food businesses one ingredient at a time. The first installment will be “Asparagus: How It’s Grown, How to Prepare It” with interviews by farmer Brian Fox of Salem Mountain Natural Vegetables, whose farm is near Waymart, PA, and chef Ben Cooper of Here & Now Brewing Company located in Honesdale, PA.

The podcasts will be posted weekly on and shared with other NEPA organizations’ websites. It also will air on two of Bold Gold Media’s radio stations: WDNH (90.5 FM) and WYCY Classic Hits (105.3 FM) on Sunday mornings at 7:05 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. respectively and uploaded on

In each episode, the host and interviewer, Mikki Uzupes, a Honesdale-based former radio newscaster, will interview a local farmer and a local chef or food entrepreneur about the week’s featured ingredient. Each installment will close with some words about that ingredient’s healthy properties from a certified nutritionist, Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Community Outreach Manager Carol Kneier.

For more information about “Today’s Main Ingredient” and how to become a sponsor, contact the series producer Jane Bollinger at

‘Cruising for Clues,’ a different kind of road trip

BETHANY, PA — Have some fun on Saturday, May 15 by taking a scenic drive in the country.

Use your deductive powers to figure out a series of clues to 10 sites around central Wayne County. Follow a 60-mile circular route on scenic highways and backroads through rural countryside, from the village of Bethany to the Delaware River and back again. And it’s all to benefit Bethany Public Library.

This fundraising event, called “Cruising for Clues,” is a cross between a scavenger hunt and a different kind of road rally. The cost to enter is $30 per car.

RSVPs are requested no later than the day before the event, Friday, May 14. To RSPV, call the library at 570/253-4349.

On Saturday, May 15, registration and payment open at 8:15 and close at 9:30 a.m. at the library, located at 8 Court St. The first two cars depart at 8:30 a.m., and after that, cars leave in 10-minute intervals until all participants are on the road. Snacks and water will be provided. The day ends with a drawing to win a handful of prizes; attendance not required to win.

This is a COVID-safe event; participants will spend 95% of their time in their cars. Masks and social distancing are requested when coming in contact with any other people.

For more information, contact Janey Heinly at 570/470-1562.

‘Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?’

ONLINE — Join the Time and the Valleys Museum for an online virtual program, “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” on Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. This program provides practical information about the inheritance and transfer of non-titled personal property (such as a treasured pie plate, a favorite tool or fishing rod). It helps families communicate, make decisions and lessen conflict when transferring personal property. 

Guest speakers Bonnie Lewis RN/dependent care educator (caregiver resource center, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County), Carol Smythe, Neversink Historian and Dot Muthig, antique collector will discuss how to bring up inheritance issues for discussion, how to prepare a legally appropriate list of non-titled property, what “fair” means to all parties, how to ask others what household items they would like and why, and how to identify the transfer goals.

To register for this program, email the museum at info@timeandthevalleys to receive a reply email invitation with information on how to log in for the program. While the program is free, a donation of $5 or $10 from non-members to help the museum cover the cost of providing educational programs is appreciated. Visit to make a donation via paypal.

For more information, call 845/985-7700.


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