The Bob Souza Scholarship Fund will benefit from the production, “Hairspray, the Musical” at the Monroe-Woodbury High School on Dunderberg Road in Central Valley at 7 p.m. July 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. July 29. Ever since Souza, a talented band and music director died, the fund has grown in leaps and bounds, thanks to the endless talent offered by students as well as faculty to raise funds through stage productions. Last year’s show, “Peter Pan” was a super hit. This year’s “Hairspray,” with a cast of 50, is also expected to draw appreciative audiences. Each performance through the years has been highly professional. Bob Curtis is chairman of the fund.

Tickets are $10 each. For information call 845-662-1915.

Coming up

The 14th annual Fallsburg Alumni Association will gather from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. today at the Woodbourne Firehouse. The membership will honor deserving graduating seniors with a light lunch and a scholarship. Honorees include Anastasia Baer, Sadie Caballero, Iris Mancia, Justin Mednick and Rashaad Nurse. In addition, the Class of 1968 has provided a one-time 50th anniversary award in appreciation for the education they received in the school district. Among the honored will be Sierra Barbiani, Rachel Collura, ElisabethLake and Kaitlyn Sims. Two memorial scholarships will be given. The Sheryl Kalter Memorial will be awarded to Ayanna Princivil, and the Robynne Anderman Memorial to Justin Mednick.

Also to be honored are retired teacher Robin Pantel, and alumnus Charles Davis for serving the community and the school district in many ways.

A new feature of this year’s Association reunion is the induction into the Fallsburg Central School District Hall of Fame. Honorees include the late Jack Ingber, Esq, and Spencer Tunick. Spencer is the son of Patti Tunick of Masten Lake and Earle Tunick of Netanya, Israel, and grandson of the late Helen Morrell. His artwork has been produced around the globe and hangs in many museums and private collections.

Admission to the reunion and luncheon is $15, payable at the door. Checks can be made out to the Fallsburg Alumni Association, P.O. Box 124, and mailed to Fallsburg Central School, Fallsburg, NY, 127-33, Attention Bonnie Blanchard For information call 866-0232.

**The Playhouse at Museum Village in Monroe, in its 23rd season, is sponsoring Terrence McNally’s comedy, “It’s Only a Play," directed by David Mossey. Performances are at 8 p.m. today, 3 p.m. Sunday and July 22, and 2 p.m. July 21.

Tickets are $24 and include dessert at intermission with beverages. Group rates are available and reservations are suggested. For information call the Box Office at 294-9465 or visit

This & that

**Frank Salvati will address the Matamoras Westfall Historical Society at 2 p.m. Sunday at 102 LaBarr Lane in Matamoras. His topic will be “The Dutch, the Indians, and the Quest for Copper” (Pahaquarry and the old Mine Road. Admission is free. For information call 570-491-2271 or 570-491-4871.

**iHeartMedia’s Summer 2018 Stuff the Bus Food Drive collected thousands of pounds of non-perishable food donations for Catholic Charities of Sullivan and Orange. The Drive was hosted by area Stop & Shop locations.

**The Community Yard Sale in Otisville will be from 9 a.m-3 p.m., Aug. 4, rain or shine. There will be sales at just about every residence, and dozens of tables set up in parking lots including the lots at Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street and at Holy Name Church on Highland Avenue. Maps pointing out the locations of sales will be available at most businesses and in Veterans Park. It’s a very welcoming event where everyone literally gets involved. As Liz Runnalls said in promoting the great sale, “Come. Shop for bargains, have a picnic in the park, visit with friends and meet new neighbors.” For shopping convenience you might even find a street or two going one way!

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