Waymart Family Health Center reopens, Million Mask Challenge and more

What's going on in your community January 28 to February 3

Posted 1/28/21

Callicoon Farmers’ Market continues through winter season

CALLICOON, NY — The Callicoon Farmers’ Market takes place every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Callicoon Creek Park, …

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Waymart Family Health Center reopens, Million Mask Challenge and more

What's going on in your community January 28 to February 3


Callicoon Farmers’ Market continues through winter season

CALLICOON, NY — The Callicoon Farmers’ Market takes place every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Callicoon Creek Park, A. Dorrer Dr.

At the Callicoon Farmers’ Market, you will find many farms in addition to food producers and artisans.  

For more information, visit www.callicoonfarmersmarket.org.

Rotary’s Million Mask Challenge comes to Monticello

MONTICELLO, NY — The Rotary’s Million Mask Challenge aims to donate 1,000,000 masks throughout the country—an embodiment of the organization’s mission of “Service Above Self.”

Rotary District 7210 donated a total of 175,000 masks for the region it covers, with 12,000 of those masks going to various youth and civic organizations in Sullivan County. The Liberty, Livingston Manor and Monticello clubs delivered these masks (which included 1,500 youth masks and 420 KN95 masks) to not-for-profits, small businesses, first responders and school districts throughout the county. 

Monticello Board of Education Trustee Todd Grodin delivered nearly 1,000 masks to the district’s central office on January 19. The masks will be distributed among the district’s schools and to the Comfort Closet, which supplies personal hygiene products to Monticello students in need. 

Matt Meagher announces candidacy for Wayne County judge

HONESDALE, PA — Attorney Matthew L. Meagher has announced his intention to seek election as the 2nd Judge for the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas, to serve alongside president judge Janine Edwards. 

Meagher is a lifelong resident of Wayne County. In 2001, he started his legal career working with attorney Ray Hamill in Honesdale and as an assistant district attorney for Wayne County. Meagher became Ray’s partner in 2005 when they formed Hamill Meagher Law. After Ray Hamill was himself elected president judge in 2007, Meagher continued the firm on his own. 

In addition to protecting the rights of Wayne Countians through his practice and as solicitor for many townships, Meagher serves as chairman of the Wayne County Arbitration Panel. In that capacity, he hears civil cases involving disputes up to $50,000 to help the president judge efficiently resolve cases. 

A dedicated father of two, Meagher has been tireless in his community and charitable efforts. Meagher volunteers his time on numerous community boards and committees, and especially enjoys coaching youth sports.

“Wayne County is my home and it’s been so good to me. Now I want to give back my experience and training in faithful service to this community,” Meagher said. 

The primary election will be held Tuesday, May 18. 

Wayne County combat veteran seeks district judge seat

WAYMART, PA — Michael J. Farley of Clinton Township has announced his candidacy for the position of magisterial district judge for District Number 22-03-4. 

Farley, 37, an honorably discharged U.S. Army Infantryman of the First Infantry Division and seasoned attorney at Barna Law of Honesdale, endeavors to fill the role of the Honorable Ronald J. Edwards, who is retiring. 

“I intend to campaign tirelessly, to treat my competitors with respect, the Wayne County way, and to live with the decision of the electorate,” Farley said. Born and raised in Wayne County, Farley suggests his record of service to the county and the community makes him the best qualified for the job. “Having practiced law in magisterial courts and served as an adjudicator with the Wayne County Arbitration Panel, the judicial process is well known to me,” Farley said. “My tenure as a former member of Waymart Borough Council will also help me manage the demands of the office of district judge.”

Farley draws inspiration from his grandmother, the late Margaret M. Farley, who served as magisterial district judge in Wayne County for over 17 years. “She is my role model,” Farley said. “She was patient, temperate and decisive. Qualities that make a great judge.”

The race for the next magisterial district judge of District 22-03-4 will reach its first milestone with the spring municipal election of Tuesday, May 18.

“I must campaign during one of the most divisive periods in our nation’s history. The next district judge must put party politics aside and provide justice for all.” Farley relayed. “If elected, I intend to do just that.”

Joe King announces candidacy for Wayne County Sheriff

LAKE ARIEL, PA — Veteran and retired police officer Joe King has formally announced his candidacy for Wayne County Sheriff in the Tuesday, May 18 election.

A statement from King’s campaign said he is “running to continue the fine work of the sheriff’s department. He pledges to serve with bold leadership, by continuing to provide exceptional service to the public and criminal justice system. King humbly asks the people of Wayne County for the opportunity to serve and make our community a better place.”

King has been a resident of Wayne County for more than 25 years and currently resides in Lake Ariel with his wife, Penny Rhodes King.

Grants available from the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund 

MILFORD, PA — The Greater Pike Community Foundation announced the availability of grants from the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund for eligible nonprofits beginning Monday, February 1. 

Greater Pike Grants Committee Chairperson Maryann Monte said, “Because of Barbara Buchanan’s generosity, we will be awarding three $1,000 grants. The opening of this grant cycle underscores the legacy of commitment Barbara had to her community and to the causes she held dear.” 

The deadline for applying is Sunday, February 14 at 5 p.m. This annual program funds eligible local nonprofit community organizations in the arts and culture, basic human needs, health, families, education and the environment with innovative ideas for improving our quality of life.  

Applications can be downloaded at www.greaterpike.org/grants. Online donations to the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund at Greater Pike Community Foundation can be made at www.greaterpike.org/our-funds.

Frost Valley YMCA announces the appointment of Kate Lewis 

CLARYVILLE, NY— Frost Valley YMCA has announced that Kate Lewis has been appointed as the president of its board of trustees. Lewis is chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with more than 300 international editions and 25 plus U.S brands in print and digital, including Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Esquire.

Lewis was a recipient of the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications in 2019. She has also been named to Advertising Age’s Women to Watch list and was named one of FOLIO’s Top Women in Media.

Waymart Family Health Center reopens with new providers

HONESDALE, PA — On January 20, the Waymart Family Health Center, part of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), reopened after a four-year hiatus. Patients who had been seeing Certified Physician Assistant Marci Kowalewski are now able to re-establish with her after her prior office closed. Kowalewski is joined at the Waymart office, 29 Woodlands Drive, by T.J. Luma, MD who will also continue to see patients at the Carbondale Family Health Center.

Both Dr. Luma, a board-certified family physician, and Kowalewski see patients of all ages. Patients seeking to make an appointment with either provider should call 570/647-0523. 

For more information about all of the services offered by WMCHC, visit www.wmchc.net.

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