What's going on in your community January 14-20
HONESDALE, PA — As of January 9, individuals with a prescription will be able to acquire a COVID-19 test from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays, in addition to Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Wayne County Fairgrounds at Route 191 North and Miller Drive.
Wayne Memorial Hospital Laboratory Services expanded the testing schedule in response to increased demand and a desire to serve the community as best as possible.
For more information, visit www.wmh.org.
MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello Central School District’s Kindergarten registration week, originally scheduled to take place the week of March 22 to 26, has been postponed to later in the school year. As in years past, registration will be by appointment only. However, this year, registration will take place at the school where the incoming kindergartener will attend. Children who will attend Emma C. Chase Elementary School will register at Chase, and children who will attend the George L. Cooke Elementary School will register at Cooke. The changes were made to facilitate a more socially distant registration process. More information about registration dates will be shared as soon as it’s available.
For more information, contact district registrar Jeanne Wilkowski at 845/794-7700, ext. 78905 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEBANON TOWNSHIP, PA — On Saturday, January 16, the Chapel Community Kitchen, located at the crossroads of Upper Woods Road and Great Bend Turnpike, will have its first free luncheon of the year. Roasted pork is on the menu, along with mashed potatoes, coleslaw, stuffing, gravy, biscuits and sheet cake for dessert. All meals will be takeout only and there are no pre-orders. Takeouts are first come, first served until the food is gone. Serving starts at 11:30 a.m. and continues until 1:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the kitchen will be closed.
REGION — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) is accepting applications from eligible high school seniors for the DHC/Yeaman Scholarship for $1,175 and the Vanessa Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. Both scholarships are open to students in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River; these include Hancock Central, Deposit Central, Eldred, Monticello and Sullivan West in NY, and Wallenpaupack Area, Honesdale and Delaware Valley in PA.
The Yeaman Scholarship has been given annually since 2004 to a student planning to pursue a field in environmental studies in college, in honor of DHC founder, Barbara Yeaman. In 2015, the Conservancy established the Memorial Scholarship in honor of Vanessa Joy Van Gorder and her dream of becoming an educator. The scholarship is open to high school seniors pursuing a career in education or environmental stewardship.
Students at eligible districts should contact their guidance counselors for applications. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 26. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified in May.
For more information, call 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010 or visit www.DelawareHighlands.org.
MONTGOMERY, NY — A total of nearly 150 scholarships worth nearly $420,000 will be awarded this spring to students in Orange and Sullivan counties. High school seniors and adults returning to college are encouraged to apply now for these scholarships which are available through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS).
Students can apply online for scholarships at www.cfosny.org until Thursday, April 15.
Among the most recent scholarship funds established in the CFOS family of funds is the Devin Michael Housman Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to a graduating student from Monticello High School or BOCES who displays artistic ability and a passion for fashion design, drawing, animation and/or the performing arts.
For more information or to apply for Community Foundation scholarships, visit www.cfosny.org or call CFOS Programs and Donor Services Coordinator Melissa Pawlak at 845/769-9393.
GOSHEN, NY — iHeartMedia’s Stuff-the-Bus food drive, now in its 23rd year, collected 10,500 pounds of non-perishable food at three mid-Hudson Stop & Shop locations. The food was donated to Catholic Charities and shared with area food pantries to help feed hungry neighbors.
On January 5, Catholic Charities staff joined with iHeartMedia radio personalities and staff from Country 107.3 WRWD, Q92, Z93, 96.1 KISSFM, and News Radio 1450 1370 98.5 WKIP to collect donations of food at two Stop & Shop locations in Poughkeepsie and one in Newburgh. Customers’ cash donations were used to purchase non-perishable food, hygiene items and diapers to help stuff the buses provided by Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster.
The donations were shared with food pantries in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties.
More than 160,000 pounds of non-perishable food and other basic necessities have been collected and distributed through Stuff-the-Bus since Catholic Charities began partnering with iHeartMedia in 2015.
Those in need of emergency food assistance should contact Catholic Charities for additional information: Sullivan County 845/794-8080 ext. 2870, Orange County 845/561-1665 ext. 1931, Ulster County 845/340-9170 ext. 3000 and Dutchess County 845/452-1400. Or contact the Regional Helpline at CCOSUhelpline@cccsos.org