Pre-K scholarships, agricultural district applications and more

What's happening in your community August 6 to August 12

Posted 8/5/20

Dimeco, inc. announces earnings 

HONESDALE, PA — On July 27, Dimeco, Inc., parent company of The Dime Bank, reported total assets were $848 million at June 30, an increase of 19.5 …

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Pre-K scholarships, agricultural district applications and more

What's happening in your community August 6 to August 12

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Dimeco, inc. announces earnings 

HONESDALE, PA — On July 27, Dimeco, Inc., parent company of The Dime Bank, reported total assets were $848 million at June 30, an increase of 19.5 percent from one year earlier. Total loans of $639 million reflect an increase of 22.2 percent over one year earlier. 

DEC commemorates 30th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

NEW YORK — On July 25, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos renewed DEC’s commitment to improving access to lands and waters across the state and commemorated the 30th anniversary (July 26) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the first comprehensive law guaranteeing equal rights to people with disabilities. The ADA and DEC’s accessibility efforts are succeeding to help people with disabilities fully participate in and enjoy the benefits of DEC’s facilities, services, programs, and activities.

“The outdoors are for everyone to enjoy,” said Commissioner Seggos. “While we’ve made great strides in accessibility in the last three decades, there is more work to be done. For us, it’s not just about being in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we want to continue leading as an example for states around the country to follow.”

In Sullivan County, there is the Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area with two eagle-viewing blinds designed to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities located on Route 43 facing the Mongaup Falls Reservoir. There is a waterfowl hunting/wildlife observation blind designed to promote accessibility at the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area Duck Blind. The blind is accessed from the western parking area on Haven Road via a 600-foot wide, graded trail. 

‘Watt’s Up?’

ONLINE — Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) invites Mid-Hudson Valley residents to a Facebook Live event called “Watt’s Up? Energy Stories with a Purpose” every Thursday at 5 p.m., an effort by local Mid-Hudson Valley educators to reach out weekly to consumers seeking answers about energy and energy efficiency. Each week a different topic surrounding energy is explored and discussion follows, local resources and programming that can help consumers with an energy issue or related topic.

All are welcome to participate via Facebook Live or via Zoom. To receive the information to participate on Zoom, email sw288@cornell.edu. Participants can ask questions and engage in the conversation. To watch on Facebook, visit www.bit.ly/fbwattsup. 

For more information, connect with a Community Energy Advisor or find out more information regarding the weekly topic of Watt’s Up, visit the CCE Sullivan County (@ccesullivan) or Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (@ccedutchess) Facebook pages.

To learn more about this and other Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County programs, contact sullivan@cornell.edu or call 845/292-6180 and leave a voicemail. For the latest CCE resources on public health and COVID-19, visit www.sullivancce.org.

Five Pre-K scholarships help local families

MILFORD, PA — Five scholarships were awarded to four families with funding from the Greater Pike Community Foundation. Lucia Shrag, an essential worker at Milford’s Key Food Supermarket, is now able to send her son Robert to the 2020 summer Pre-K program at the Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD) in Milford. Jaclyn and Donald Strofe of Dingmans Ferry, PA will also be sending their daughters, Julee-Anna and Skylar, to the CDD summer Pre-K program. In addition, two scholarships were awarded to Pre-K students for the 2020-21 school year at Green Trees Early Learning Center. Christen Conroy’s son Justin is one of the recipients. 

Greater Pike Community Foundation enables generous individuals, families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community philanthropy. For information about establishing a fund, or to discuss how to realize your charitable goals, contact Jenni Hamill, executive director at jennihamill@greaterpike.org or by calling 570/832-4686.

Sullivan County accepting agricultural district applications

MONTICELLO, NY — For a 30-day window beginning August 1 and ending on Monday, August 31, Sullivan County is accepting applications from property owners seeking to be included in New York State Agricultural Districts 1 and 4.  

State Agricultural Districts are geographic areas that consist predominantly of viable agricultural land. Agricultural operations within the districts are afforded benefits and protections to promote the continuation of farming and the preservation of agricultural land. 

There are two New York State Agricultural Districts in Sullivan County. Agricultural District 1 encompasses towns in northern and western Sullivan County, and Agricultural District 4 covers the County’s eastern and southern towns. 

For more information on the benefits of agricultural districts, as well as access to maps of Sullivan County’s agricultural districts, visit www.bit.ly/scagdistricts.

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