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Saturday, November 25, 2017


In General

Bringing life to Mileses Cemetery

MILESES - Cemeteries embody a number of things. A place where loved ones rest, as well as being a marker in the community. However, due to the amount of work needed to maintain them, sometimes they become forgotten.
78-year-old Long Eddy resident, Francis “Corky” Karkkainen, with some help from more


World Diabetes Day

MONTICELLO - Nov. 14th was World Diabetes Day. Eleven Sullivan County Lions from five clubs gathered at the Government Center. They spoke to visitors giving them information regarding diabetes so they would be aware of the dangers and get themselves tested. Lions Clubs International has made more

Military Notes

Soldier's surprise homecoming

MONTICELLO — “It was amazing. It's been almost over a year since I last saw him,” said Kaylynn, with tears in her eyes, “I thought he was coming stateside in September and coming home in October.”
Kaylynn was referring to the surprise appearance of her father, National Guard Sergeant Gregory more


See the Battle of the Bots at the Fallsburg High School

FALLSBURG - Fallsburg Jr/Sr High School will host the Second Annual Catskill New Bot Battle—VEX Robotics Competition on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The event co-sponsored by the Fallsburg and SUNY Sullivan Robotics Teams has been moved to make room for new teams from the area, more


Dime Bank employees complete PA Bankers Association School of Banking

HONESDALE, PA - Two of The Dime Bank employees recently completed coursework from the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.
Rory S. McGhie, Assistant Vice President, Honesdale Branch Manager, completed coursework at the 2017 PA more


Welcome to the world

HARRIS — Catskill Regional Medical Center, in Harris, has announced the following recent births:
• A son, Finnley Cole Masker, was born on October 28, 2017 to Jenna and Brandon Masker of Ellenville.
• A son, Tyler Matthew Hendersholt, was born on October 26, 2017 to Candi Hendershot of more


Fermented foods workshop comes to the Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA - On Wednesday, October 25, head over to 1030 Main Street from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. to learn the basics of how to make kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut at home! While you can certainly purchase any of these items from a grocery store or health food store, with a little time, love and care, more

College Notes

McPhillips graduates Syracuse University

SYRACUSE — Matthew V. McPhillips of Parksville graduated from Syracuse University in May 2017, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts & Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
A 2013 graduate of Liberty High School, Matthew is the son of Joanne more

Arts & Culture

Create clay ornaments

JEFFERSONVILLE - Just in time for the holidays! Join local potter, Ellany Gable of Honey Hill Pottery, Callicoon and learn how to make your very own beautiful three dimensional clay ornaments. Ellany will teach you basic techniques of working with clay from sculpting to glazing. The program will be more

Celebrations & Anniversaries

CCE annual meeting celebrates wellness leaders

LOCH SHELDRAKE - Schools, municipalities, organizations, and businesses in Sullivan County faced a healthy challenge this year to make a commitment to worksite wellness and put promises into practice.
Cornell Cooperative Ex-
tension Sullivan County (CCESC), Catskill Regional Medical Center, more


Honey Bee Festival increases respect for the species

The late Borscht Belt comedian Rodney Dangerfield used to complain that he never got any respect.
Well, after a third annual Narrowsburg Honey Bee Festival, it looks like honeybees are getting a little more respect through educational programs and the beekeeper vendors who are a key component of more

Awards & Milestones

Les Kristt recognized for tireless community service

MONTICELLO — The SYDA Foundation honored Les Kristt last week with their community service award.
It was a crowded house in the County Government Center's Legislative Hearing room.
“Les Kristt is a businessman with boundless energy who loves solving problems,” said Branly Cadet, a friend, more

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