Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg seeks volunteers to act as interpreters to take visitors back to the 1700s.
Costumed volunteers would spend weekends showcasing trades including blacksmithing, candle making, music, storytelling, cooking and weaving, as well as explaining the lifestyle of European settlers in the Catskills and Upper Delaware River Valley.
Volunteers don't need experience in these trades and can be any age.
“Fort Delaware is an historic attraction in itself, and I encourage those who have enjoyed its long history to give a little back to the community and our visitors by stepping into costume and sharing what life was like way back then,” District 4 Legislator Catherine Owens said in a news release from the Sullivan County Office of Parks, Recreation & Beautification.
“It promises to be a memorable, maybe even life-changing experience.”
The museum opens on Memorial Day weekend and runs on weekends through Columbus Day.
For information, or to become a volunteer, contact Brian Scardefield at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 845-807-0287.
More emergency HEAP assistance now available
A second round of the Home Energy Assistance Program’s emergency benefit is now available.
The benefit pays up to $675 for emergency heating fuel to applicants who have already used up their regular or first round of emergency HEAP benefits.
Sullivan County will begin accepting applications at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
For information, call the county’s HEAP Office at 845-807-0142.
$15 fee starts in March to recycle some electronics
Sullivan County will start charging a $15 fee for recycling cathode ray tube televisions and computer monitors on March 1.
Other electronics will continue to be accepted for free at county-operated transfer stations.
Sullivan County Legislator Joseph Perrello said in a news release from the county’s Department of Solid Waste and Recycling that the new charge will keep the recycling program sustainable.
For information about recycling, transfer station hours and waste disposal, call Donna Egan at the Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling at 845-807-0290; or visit the department’s website at www.co.sullivan.ny.us/Departments/DepartmentsNZ/SolidWasteRecycling/tabid/3198/Default.aspx.
Treasurer's office gets award for its financial reporting
The Sullivan County Treasurer’s office was honored for its financial reporting last month.
The department received the Financial Reporting Achievement Award and a certificate for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association, a nonprofit organization that serves government finance professionals.
“I very much want to thank my staff, including Shannan Armbrust and Lucrezia Anderson, for their hard work, dedication, professionalism and cooperation with the Division of Management and Budget – and all of the departments who help manage and document the financial affairs of the County – which has enabled us to win this prestigious award for at least the past two decades,” Nancy Buck, Sullivan County Treasurer, said in a news release.
“There is a significant amount of daily work that County staff are required to perform and a professional financial management process that culminates in this annual achievement.”