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August 2011

What lives in Lake Wallenpaupack?

LAKE WALLENPAUPACK, PA — Nick Spinelli, director of the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District, will lead a session on what live in Lake Wallenpaupack from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, at PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center. Participants will collect samples from the lake and view them under microscopes in the water quality lab. For directions to the event, visit www.pplpreserves.com, click on “Lake Wallenpaupack,” then select “Directions.”  Read more

A walk in the wetlands

THOMPSON, PA — Stu Slocum, a retired biology teacher at Mountain View High School and a long-time member of the Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve Stewardship Committee, will lead a nature walk focusing on aspects of stream ecology at the preserve on Sunday, August 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Read more

‘Peddler Pete’ recognized by WCHS

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS) will present its “People Who Make a Difference in Wayne County Agriculture” award to Peter Wilken, also known as “Peddler Pete,” on Friday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the J.B. Park Farm Museum at the Wayne County Fair. Pete Wilken has spent 50 years working for the Grange League Federation and later Agway, the first 10 years in a managerial position and 40 years (and counting) as a traveling salesman.  Read more

Donations grow for Federation for the Homeless

The soup kitchen in Monticello, formally known as the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless, probably won’t have to close its doors. At the beginning of July, Steve White, the director of the facility, announced that the organization would not receive the $120,000 it receives each year from the NYS Department of Health and, therefore, would be forced to shut down.  Read more

Court rules in favor of peace rally; Town of Blooming Grove must pay

A federal appeals court ruled on July 28 that the Town of Blooming Grove in Orange County must pay $200 to a resident and $42,000 to her lawyer for the way it handled an application to hold a peace rally in the fall of 2006.  Read more

Mansion to be restored to former grandeur; wellness center for private and public users

After years of neglect and nearly 20 years with no occupant, the grand old mansion on Noble Road built by Mrs. Hortense Miller, a renowned Wayne County benefactor, will be renovated and opened as a wellness center and bed and breakfast.  Read more

Pike County Library has powerful friends

The Friends of the Pike County Public Library, Mary Quilici, left, Joan Gerland, library director Ellen Schaffner, Gayle Schuster and Pat Cochran, are committed to raising several thousand dollars to complete the funding necessary to construct and open a new library that will be built in Milford. The money they raise will provide necessary equipment like tables, chairs and other items.  Read more

Pipeline crossing underway on Lackawaxen River

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), a subsidiary of El Paso Corporation, has begun preparations to construct and maintain water obstructions and encroachments associated with the Pike County portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline 300 Project, Loop 323. Depicted above is the work underway at the location where a 30-inch diameter steel natural gas transmission line will cross the Lackawaxen River in Lackawaxen Township.  Read more

Pike County Humane Society may close; hard times affect animals, too

Barry Heim, director of the Pike County Humane Society, says the needs of the animal rescue society are extreme. “We need a steady stream of funding if we are to survive in this bad economy,” Heim said at the meeting of the Shohola Township board on July 14.  Read more

Bag day sale

August 27, 2011

Bargains galore at United Methodist Church, 9am-1pm.