Getting ready to vote in Hawley, diabetes prevention and more

What's going on in your community September 10 to September 16

Posted 9/9/20

What's going on in your community September 10 to September 16

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Getting ready to vote in Hawley, diabetes prevention and more

What's going on in your community September 10 to September 16

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LWV Pike County Voter Registration and Information Event in Hawley

Hawley, PA – After delaying a day due to rain, the League of Women Voters (LWV) Pike County registered voters and gave out voter information packets on the terrace by the Cocoon Coffeehouse at the Silk Mill on August 30. The League would like to thank local artist Chris Hughes, who helped organize the event and who also created the “Vote” sculpture that acts as a constant reminder to passersby. LWV Pike especially thanks the owners of the Mill and Cocoon for providing the space for its  first in-person registration this year. 

Drive up and be counted

MONTICELLO, NY — On Tuesday, September 15 from 3 to 6 p.m., the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library is holding a drive-thru Census event. Volunteers will visit your vehicle with census information. All volunteers will wear masks and follow COVID-19 safety measures. Voter registration forms will also be available. 

A second event will be held on Wednesday, September 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Garnet Health to host free diabetes prevention program

ONLINE — Beginning Monday, September 14, Garnet Health will be offering a free, 12-month virtual diabetes prevention program for qualified participants. Sessions will be held on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

This scientifically proven and effective lifestyle-enhancement program can help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. It is designed to teach individuals how to make better food choices, increase physical activity and provide helpful ways to cope with related issues and stress. Qualified participants will work together to achieve their goals, under the guidance of our certified lifestyle coaches.

To learn more about the program and criteria to participate, call 845/333-2711 or visit  www.garnethealth.org/preventdiabetes.

Electronics recycling event

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Dingman Township Board of Supervisors and the Pike County Commissioners are hosting an electronics recycling event on Saturday, September 12 at the Dingman Township Park located at 679 Log Tavern Rd. The event is open to all Pike County residents from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Masks are mandatory.

The cost is $20 for a car load or $40 for a pick-up truck load. Cash only. Dingman Township residents are free (costs covered by the Township) but a driver’s license is required for verification of residency. The cost for commercial entities is $100 with pre-registration required.

No smoke detectors or light bulbs will be accepted. The recycler has the right to reject any material deemed unfit for recycling or that is leaking or would otherwise expose people to hazardous chemicals or sharp objects.

For more information, contact Dingman Township at 570/296-8455 or Pike County Community Planning Director Michael Mrozinski at 570/296-3500.

‘Thanksgiving Together’ year-round free meal program seeks funds

HONESDALE, PA — The Thanksgiving Together program is seeking donations for its free holiday meals and weekly Saturday luncheons or food distributions. Also needed are funds to replace the large old commercial refrigerator, which will cost about $2,700, used for the program.

Thanksgiving Together was founded four decades ago to provide a community Thanksgiving dinner for those in need and those who want to spend the holiday with others. Over the years, the nonprofit has grown to provide weekly Saturday community luncheons throughout the year. An average of 75 meals are served at each of the weekly luncheons and many more are served at the holiday dinners. Due to the pandemic, food distributions have taken the place of sit-in luncheons.

The program operates solely through donations from the community and some government food assistance. If you can help, please send your contribution made out to Thanksgiving Together at Grace Episcopal Church, 827 Church St., Honesdale, PA 18431. The Nonprofit’s PA TAX # 75-103-525. 

For more information, leave a message at the Grace Episcopal office at 570/253-2760 or email rector@gracechurchhonesdale.org.

Liberty Rotary Club awards five scholarships 

LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Rotary Club has awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships since the club was chartered in 1952.  The club is proud to announce the following scholarships that were awarded to five Liberty High School 2020 graduates: Nicole Blais, Leah Fitzgerald, Ean Blank, Christopher Bayer and Brianna Roth. 

Trout stocking program

NEW YORK — The district is now taking orders for the annual trout stocking program. If you are interested in stocking your pond with largemouth bass, rainbow or brook trout, fathead minnows, or crawfish this fall, the district will be accepting orders until Monday, September 14. Pick-up date is Monday, September 21. 

Trout should be stocked in cold-water ponds.  Anyone stocking a pond with fish must apply for a fish stocking permit through the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in New Paltz, NY.

For more information, visit www.sullivanswcd.org or contact the district office at 845/292-6552 for a brochure, order form and a permit application.

Town of Delaware produces ‘Guide to Permits’ brochure

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Town of Delaware, NY produced a new “Guide to Permits” brochure with funding from the Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) Fiscal Year 2020 Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program.

The tri-fold, color brochure provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding building permits, including why and when they are required, how to obtain them, which documents are necessary to submit with an application and what are the fees. It also offers relevant informational resources and references.

For more information, visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org.

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