Vet science program, animal shelter funds available and more

What's going on in your community February 11-17

Posted 2/11/21

Interim sheriff Chris Rosler announces candidacy for sheriff

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Chris Rosler has announced his candidacy for sheriff of Wayne County. For the past 15 years, he has served in …

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Vet science program, animal shelter funds available and more

What's going on in your community February 11-17

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Interim sheriff Chris Rosler announces candidacy for sheriff

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Chris Rosler has announced his candidacy for sheriff of Wayne County. For the past 15 years, he has served in the sheriff’s department. 

A lifelong resident of Wayne County, he graduated Honesdale High School in 1987 focused on pursuing a career in law enforcement. He graduated from the Penn State Deputy Sheriff’s Training Academy and the Lackawanna College Police Academy. He joined the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department in 2006 and has served as a police officer with the Lehigh Township, the Hawley Borough and the Honesdale Borough Police Departments.

His statement reads, “If elected, I promise to continue the high standards of the Wayne County Sheriff’s office that the public has come to know us for. I will be a full-time sheriff who serves the residents of Wayne County and who will be accessible to all. My goal is for residents to be able to have the feeling that they can stop in and visit or come in with issues and to know I will do my best to assist them.”

Wanted: older New Yorkers who make a difference 

NEW YORK — May is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month, acknowledging the incredible efforts and diverse contributions older adults make to communities across the nation. In collaboration with 59 agencies on aging across the state, New York seeks to honor exceptional individuals who, through their actions, demonstrate the spirit of civic engagement and selflessness.

The ceremony will take place during NYS Office for the Aging’s Older New Yorkers’ Day celebration on Tuesday, May 18 and will be held virtually on Facebook and YouTube. More details to come.

The Sullivan County Office for the Aging is seeking nominations of older adults from our community to be represented at this virtual event. The nominee should be a volunteer aged 55 or older who has made a difference in the community through civic engagement.

The deadline for submitting nominees is Monday, February 22. Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting the Office for the Aging at 845/807-0255. Completed forms can be submitted to Lise-Anne.Deoul@co.sullivan.ny.us or by mail to 100 North St., Monticello, NY 12701.

Sullivan Renaissance announces grants for healthy community initiatives

LIBERTY, NY — The 2021 Sullivan Renaissance Grant Program will fund projects that build not only beautiful but also healthy, active communities.  

The Healthy Community Initiatives Grant Program supports efforts to enhance and promote the physical and environmental health of communities,. Grant amounts vary based on scope of project and funding availability.  

For information about the Healthy Community Initiatives grant program, call Sullivan Renaissance at845/295-2445.  

Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund announces up to $5,000 through CFOS 

MONTGOMERY, NY— The Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS), is now accepting applications for its 2021 grants. Organizations in Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Sullivan and Rockland counties that are dedicated to rescuing, sheltering and defending animals are eligible to apply. This year, the CFOS Grants Distribution Committee will consider grant requests ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Completed applications must be received by Monday, March 15 and awards will be announced in May. Applications can be found at www.cfosny.org. 

Orange County 4-H offering vet science program for youth

ONLINE — Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is collaborating with Rockland and Livingston counties on a program that will be offered virtually on a platform called Flipgrid.

“Intro to Vet Science” is a class for youth ages 8 through 19 that will include seven sessions beginning Tuesday, March 9 through Tuesday, April 20 at 6 p.m.

The 4-H Vet Science Club will help your child explore and learn more about animal health. It also allows youth to appreciate the importance of good management and sanitation practices in keeping animals healthy and happy. 

The registration deadline is Monday, March 1 at 3 p.m. Contact Margaret May Smith at mms426@cornell.edu or 845/344-1234 with any questions.

For more information and to register, visit www.CCEOrangeCounty.org/events.

Event planners to apply for hotel tax funding

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Tourism Promotion Committee and the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) prepare for a new round of promotional funding from the hotel room tax in 2021, and the deadline for applications is Friday, February 22.

Organizations are encouraged to reach out to PMVB and other community organizations to combine efforts and maximize marketing potentials.  Visitors and regional residents are expected to be looking more local for recreation and staycation experiences; submissions should consider this in their marketing proposals.

Applications can be obtained by emailing CFO Vicky Botjer at vbotjer@waynecountypa.gov, at www.poconomountains.com/aboutpmvb or at www.WayneCountypa.gov under “Open Bids.” Awards will be announced by Monday, March 15.

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