Help Wanted!

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The Society has an immediate need for volunteers in very different but equally important areas. Can you help?

Technical Facility Maintenance Liaison, (Reporting to the Office Manager)

Introduction: Recently the Society made expensive facility improvements (specifically our elevator and generator) which has increased the need to more fully formalize all of our maintenance and service policies and procedures. We must protect our investment and also maintain compli­ance with regulatory inspection requirements. The Board of Directors is seeking an individual who will coordinate and monitor the various elements necessary to accomplish this task.

Our Curator - Alice C. Pedone

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Curator Alice C. Pedone was born in Madison, WI during the last year of WWII. After her father’s discharge from the Army Air Corps, the family returned to their home state of Wash­ington. Due to her father’s occupation as an engineer, the family moved from state to state until settling in Berkley Heights, NJ.

At age 22, Alice married Michael. They raised five children and are now blessed with thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Expanding her education in several areas, Alice earned a BS

in Nutrition from Montclair State University, an MSW in Social Work from Fordham University, and later, a Master of Divinity from Drew University School of Theology in Madison, NJ. She was employed as Director of Activities at a senior center and was a social worker for the first Alzheimer medical day care in Hudson County, garnering several citations for her innovative work with Alzheimer patients and their families. She established a counseling service under the name of “The Human Connection”, serving individuals, couples, addicts and geriatric patients.

Responding to her call to serve God as a pastor, Alice selected to work with rural parishes. She chose to work in northeastern PA after Michael’s retirement so that they could enjoy retirement together. In 2010, retired from the ministry, she gratefully accepted an offer of part-time employ­ment from the Equinunk Historical Society.

Getting to Know Art Flynn

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Art Flynn’s modest bio only begins to give you a portrait of this generous gentleman. We are quite tardy in presenting Art to you, as his present two-year term on the EHS Board of Directors is nearly finished, but nevertheless, we are lucky to have had his unselfish service and feel confident that he will always be part of EHS. In Art’s own words

Arthur J. Flynn was born in Honesdale, PA and raised in Callicoon, NY. He attended Delaware Valley Central School in Callicoon and joined the US Navy in 1966. Following boot camp, he was assigned to the USS In­trepid and had three tours of duty in Vietnam aboard ship. After his discharge he was em­ployed by CE Mills Chevrolet and currently is employed by Roche’s Garage, Callicoon, as the trucks parts manager for more than 25 years.

He is married to the former Sandra Hermann from Callicoon and they have lived in Lookout for the past 35 years. They were high school sweethearts and were married in 1968. They have a daughter and a son and 6 grandchil­dren.

Art is the Commander of the H. Russell Kenyon VFW Post 5808, Callicoon and quarter­master of the Sullivan County Council VFW. He is also on the church board at the Callicoon United Methodist Church and is the President of the Wayne-Pike Region AACA.

President's August Message

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The programs at the Museum and the Joel Hill Sawmill have reached the halfway point al­ready. Next up on July 29, is Art Appreciation Day at the museum, featuring the work of photographer and jewelry designer Anna Torres, and artist and printmaker Sarah Rishel. After admiring the marvelous exhibit, you can walk right next door to the famous Equinunk Fire Co. barbeque. Work on the Hill Sawmill viewing deck is continuing. We are drilling holes in the ledge to secure the piers and frame to the ledge in the event of high water. We pur­chased a new belt for the edger and will install it before the August 11 & 12 sawings.

New volunteers are very welcome. Stop by or call and let us put you to work. You’ll enjoy the experience.

Equinunk 2012 Car Show Breaks Record

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The Wayne Independent (Honesdale, Pennsylvania), June 30-July 2, 2012, p. 1.

Equinunk — Months of preparation paid off for the Equinunk Historical Society’s 13th Annual Car Show as it crossed the finish line with 151 registered show cars (a new record) and an unprecedented visitor turn out that included PA Representative Sandra Major.

Visit the Annual Zane Grey Festival – July 14th

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The National Park Service and the Zane Grey’s West Society will host the Zane Grey Festival again this summer. The festival is geared towards fun for the entire family with many activities and events for children and adults. The festival will be held at the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 14, 2012.