What's going on in your community July 9 to July 15
MILFORD, PA — A single mother got some needed help in paying for her son’s preschool tuition with funding from Greater Pike Community Foundation. Three-year-old Justin Ross received a Pre-Kindergarten scholarship for full tuition at Green Trees Early Learning Center. Jessica Ross, a registered nurse, said, “I’ve been basically supporting our family and paying the mortgage by myself. I was almost in tears when I saw the letter. I thank Greater Pike Community Foundation and all the donors who helped make it possible.”
Contributions from The Dime Bank and Highmark Life Insurance Company through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development made the scholarships possible.
Greater Pike Community Foundation enables generous individuals, families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community philanthropy. The Foundation provides a permanent and personal way to give back to the region we love and have worked so hard to nurture and maintain.
For information about establishing a fund, or to discuss how to realize your charitable goals, contact executive director Jenni Hamill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570/832-4686.
ONLINE — Join Rabbi Fred Pomerantz and the congregation for Shabbat Services on Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy this “jovial, serene and uplifting” experience for yourselves. Join family, old friends and new friends from around the country in the celebration of Shabbat. Husband and wife musical duet Ira and Julia Levin will join in song and prayer. After the service, the Levins will play a mini-concert, allowing you to enjoy your home-based, individual Oneg Shabbat celebrations.
Members, non-members and anyone interested in learning about our congregation and Reform Judaism are welcome to attend. To receive Zoom details, contact Judy Siegel at 845/798-0783 or email@example.com.
HONESDALE, PA — Due to increased demand, Wayne Memorial Hospital announced that as of July 6, COVID-19 testing at the Wayne County Fairgrounds will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at the Pike County Training Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The sites flipped days due primarily to an increase in service volumes, particularly surgeries and admissions at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The hospital resumed non-urgent surgical procedures in May after the number of COVID-19 cases decreased significantly. Wayne Memorial has implemented many safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus, including testing all patients scheduled for surgery or hospital admission.
LIBERTY, NY — The 2020 class of Sullivan Renaissance interns has begun their work to care for gardens and other public spaces in communities throughout Sullivan County. From small planter boxes and established gardens, to park enhancements and Main Street revitalization, the 15 interns are working with community volunteers to make a difference in their neighborhoods.
The internship program is a partnership between Sullivan Renaissance and the Center for Workforce Development that provides paid work experiences for Sullivan County youth between the ages of 16 and 20. In addition to caring for gardens and public spaces, interns participate in weekly meetings where they discuss current issues, meet with local leaders, develop leadership skills and explore career options. They will also choose, plan and implement a service-learning project.
In addition to the internship program, Sullivan Renaissance offers two scholarship programs that are available for volunteers who make a significant contribution to a Renaissance funded project. For a list of projects, call Sullivan Renaissance at 845/-295-2445. Applications are available online at www.sullivanrenaissance.org/growth.
For more information, visit www.sullivanrenaissance.org.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) welcomes two new board members, Alycia W. Schwartz and Meg Welker, to its board of directors.