Valentine's Day for veterans, interactive medicare presentations and more

What's going on in your community January 30 to February 5

Posted 1/29/20

What's going on in your community January 30 to February 5

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Valentine's Day for veterans, interactive medicare presentations and more

What's going on in your community January 30 to February 5


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

MONTICELLO, NY — PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (PRASAD CDHP), Catskill Regional Medical Center, the Monticello Central School District Empire Program and other partners have teamed up to offer a fun and educational “Dental Health Night.” The goal is to spread awareness of the importance of oral health, and to inform parents about PRASAD CDHP dental services available at the schools. 

In the US, over 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental health problems or pain. In Sullivan County, 53 percent of third grade students have untreated dental cavities, more than double the NY state average of 24 percent.  This statistic illustrates the urgent need to improve children’s access to dental care. 

The event takes place in the Monticello Cooke Elementary School on Wednesday, February 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. It includes free dental screenings for children, free dinner for everyone and raffle prizes.

For more information, call 845/434-0376 or visit

Second annual ‘Valentines for Veterans’ 

REGIONAL — Rep. Antonio Delgado launched the second year of his 19th Congressional District “Valentines for Veterans” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to local veterans.  

Constituents of all ages are encouraged to participate by dropping off or mailing cards to Delgado’s Kingston office at 256 Clinton Ave., Kingston, NY. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, February 13. 

“We must always honor and cherish our veterans and their profound commitment to our values as a nation,” said Rep. Delgado. “A personal, handwritten card is a much-appreciated way to say thank you to those who have bravely served our country.” 

For more information, call the Kingston office at 845/443-2930.

Renaissance 101 grant workshop

LIBERTY, NY — On Wednesday, February 5 at 6 p.m., Sullivan County businesses, organizations, churches, schools and individuals interested in beautifying their community are invited to attend a grant workshop with Sullivan Renaissance at the CVI Building.

Sullivan Renaissance offers a variety of programs to support building beautiful, active communities in Sullivan County. Attendees will be able to speak with Sullivan Renaissance staff about their project idea. Youth between the ages of 16 and 20 are invited to network with community volunteers, explore potential summer employment and learn about qualifying for scholarships.

Pre-registration for this free event is requested at or by calling 845/295-2445. Event details can also be found on the Sullivan Renaissance Facebook page. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Interactive Medicare presentations

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub computer center at the Port Jervis Free Library is once again hosting Nancy Wolff to hold another Medicare Monday session on Monday, February 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to educate people in time for the open enrollment period of February 1 to March 31. 

Wolff will lead an interactive discussion about Medicare and its enrollment types, preventive benefits available, screening services available and the annual wellness visit to your physician.  

There is no charge for this program, but seating is limited. For more information and to register, call the Hub at 845/856-7313 ext. 5, send an email to, or register in person.  

Turano Insurance makes donation to Wayne Tomorrow! Fund

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — On January 24, Turano Insurance made a donation of $1,000 to the Wayne Tomorrow! Fund at the Wayne County Community Foundation. This fund was established in 2019 as a field-of-interest fund for donors to be able to support projects that are identified as a priority across the county by the Wayne Tomorrow! initiative.

The Wayne Tomorrow! initiative is focused on projects in Wayne County including agriculture, housing, community hubs, transportation, sustainability, community health & wellness and talent & resource development.

For more about the Wayne Tomorrow! initiative, visit

Too good to toss

NARROWSBURG, NY — The repair café returns on Saturday, February 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tusten Town Hall.

The repair team will be able to mend wooden items, mechanical items, lamps and other electrical items, small appliances and jewelry. There will also be experts in sewing, knitting, crocheting, knife sharpening and even plant care.

There is a limit of two items per person. No microwaves, nothing gas powered or labeled “smart” will be accepted.

For more information, visit Repair Café Tusten on Facebook or call 845/252-6783.

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