SUNY Sullivan scholarships available

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan and the SUNY Sullivan Foundation have partnered to create a limited number of full- and part-time scholarships for graduating seniors or adults who are continuing their education at the college. Application deadline is Monday, July 26. Download the application at

Farmer’s Market coupons available

MONTICELLO, NY — The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides an opportunity for eligible seniors to support local farmers and improve their health by increasing their consumption of locally grown fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut herbs.

Lake Huntington News

Back from Queens in two hours

Hello everyone. I’m sorry I did not do a column last week. I was up in Quincy Mass. with my sister to visit her daughter, her husband and my new great-nephew, Fintan. By the end of the trip, I …
Narrowsburg News

Putting the New in 'Newrowsburg'

There are basically three ways in and out of Narrowsburg, NY, and something new is happening in each direction. Let’s start our tour of all things new just over the bridge on the Pennsylvania …
Honesdale News

Lend your voice

In a quick reprieve from the past three columns, in which I explored where privilege lies in our transportation system, I present an opportunity for you to lend your voice toward the aim of …
HONESDALE, PA — Taking a moment to honor the community’s older residents, as Wayne County does each May for Older Americans Month, seemed especially fitting after such a difficult …
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Photo from Friendly Acres Farm
In lieu of flowers, Betty Mae Susen Baker's family asks that you hug a cow in her memory.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — In the 15-minute “no man’s land” between the close of a public hearing and the start of the May 12 Cochecton Town Board meeting, supervisor Gary Maas …
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‘Ecology of Aquatic Plants’ and more

What's going on in sustainability news July 15 to 21

Talking about climate change

GLOBAL — It’s tough to talk about climate change. It’s global and local at the same time. Plus, when a subject seems insurmountable, the educational messaging is tricky to dole out …


Let’s talk recovery

The following is an excerpt from a person in recovery checking in with their therapist: “Just wanted to give you a little update on my week. Ended up with almost 55 hours last week at work! …
Looking Back
Service down

LONG EDDY, NY — In Long Eddy, the phones went down and stayed down, because the tiny local company that ran them had gone bankrupt. The couple who ran the Delaware and Sullivan Telephone and …

Transforming sleepy White Mills

Christian Dorflinger was still a young man of 32 in 1860 when he began to plan his next and most significant project: his huge glass factory in White Mills, PA.  Dorflinger was born in …

Community living stories
Guide shows how to recycle in Pike County

MILFORD, PA ― Want to learn more about recycling and the environment? Want to know what recycling programs are available in Pike County?

Pike Agency on Aging receives Subaru “Share the Love” event donation

PIKE COUNTY, PA ― Pike County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) partnered with Subaru for its 13th annual “Share the Love” event. During the holiday season, for every new vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru will donate  $250 to charity. Through “Share the Love,” Subaru has donated over $200 million to charity overall.

A tribute to Beth Peck

Beth Peck: generous, graceful, genuine Tusten Historical Society Charter Member Beth Peck passed peacefully on Monday, June 7, 2021.  By JANE LUCHSINGER If asked to give an adjective to …

Hope Heart Award presented to NHC nurse, and more

Monticello Kiwanis awards scholarships MONTICELLO, NY — Ten Monticello High School Seniors were presented with Monticello Kiwanis Scholarships during a virtual meeting of the club on June …