Telehealth at Lake Region Urgent Care, Hilights gets grant and more

What's going on in your community December 24-30

Posted 12/23/20

What's going on in your community December 24-30

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Telehealth at Lake Region Urgent Care, Hilights gets grant and more

What's going on in your community December 24-30


Curb-side service resumes at Bethany Library

BETHANY, PA — Bethany Library will be open for curb-side pickup and drop-off only due to the local spike in COVID-19 cases. All library materials will be available via telephone (570/253-4349), by email request ( and by patron requests for specific items through personal accounts at The librarian will be in Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless inclement weather forces the library to close for a day or two.

Free Wi-Fi continues to be available 24/7 in the library’s parking lot.

Join the WSPL Board of Trustees

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library is seeking an interested resident of the Sullivan West Central School District to fill a position on the Board of Trustees left vacant on September 14. The mission of the library is to provide welcoming centers of information and discovery and provide our communities with tools for lifelong learning, creativity and enrichment. 

If you are interested in learning more about the role of a library trustee, contact library director Audra Everett at 845/482-4350 or Interested candidates will be invited to the monthly board meeting.  

The Highlights Foundation receives $116K grant to support net-positive project 

BOYDS MILLS, PA — The Highlights Foundation, with assistance from SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support), has received a $116,000 grant to support its Boyds Mills Net Positive initiative for The Highlights Foundation campus. The gift is part of a highly competitive COVID-19 Restart Grant received from Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) to provide jobs and assist the Commonwealth to meet its clean energy and climate goals. 

This grant will help The Highlights Foundation’s efforts to achieve its goal of net zero electricity-use on its campus. 

For more information, visit the SEEDS website Read more about this net-zero goal in Owen Wlash’s reporting at

Rusty Palmer’s Moves to new Honesdale location 

HONESDALE, PA — Rusty Palmer, Inc. has moved to a new location at the site of the former Pizza Hut and NEPA Powersports next to the Route 6 Plaza, Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s. Newly located at 1175 Texas Palmyra Hgwy., also known as Route 6, this new location will continue to carry signature brands. 

Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It can be reached by calling 570/253-4507 or visit 

Telehealth now option at Lake Region Urgent Care

HONESDALE, PA — Amid the increasing rate of positive COVID-19 cases in the community, Lake Region Urgent Care (LRUC), part of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), is now offering telemedicine through its facility located at 273 Grandview Ave.

All patients are asked to call ahead first, whether it be for telemedicine or an in-person visit due to pandemic restrictions set by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. While this has been the practice since April, calling 570/390-4545 prior to arrival now allows patients to request a telemedicine visit if their medical need is appropriate.

For information, visit or


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