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November 2011

Peace group “Occupies” Honesdale

In sympathy with the growing “Occupy” movement in cities of America and elsewhere, protesting the unfairness of the economic system symbolized by Wall Street, a group of Wayne County residents secured permission from the Borough of Honesdale to set up a camp.  Read more

Activist initiatives multiply; wise advice from elders with experience

Despite postponement of a momentous vote on the Delaware River Basin Commission’s proposed natural gas regulations, activists carried through with a planned rally in Trenton, NJ on November 21 (see page 1). The rally was one of a quickly multiplying number of initiatives on the part of people responding to a sense that the time has come to be heard on issues ranging from the economy to hydrofracking.  Read more

Grand opening

November 21, 2011

Int'l Boxing Academy, 12noon-5pm. Refreshments, food. Donations benefit participating youth. 845/807-7631.

Breakfast with Santa

December 11, 2011

All-you-can-eat at the firehouse, 9am-1pm, ages 6+ $7, ages 5- $5. Gift bags for children, photos, singing, 50/50, guessing games. 845/798-4860.

Yowl for the holidays photo shoot

December 4, 2011

Custom portraits by Photo Fox Studios at Your Dog's Place, 12noon-2pm. Sit, down or just wag session & 5x7 portrait $15, 5x7, digital image & session $20. 570/729-8977 or 503-6471.

Candlelight Christmas concert

November 18, 2011

Grace Choir & drums perform at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 4pm, free-will offering. Snow date: 12/23, 7pm. 845/856-1033.

Nutritious meal & friendship

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September 1, 2012

PEARL (Preserving, Enriching & Appreciating Rural Life) Café, Abrahamsville United Methodist Church, 1st Sat./mo., 12noon-2pm, free. All welcome. 570/224-4637.

Small town holidays in the country

REGION — The holiday season in the region will be filled with activities for people of all tastes and ages as communities put their best foot forward and deck themselves with sparkle and holiday cheer. From a traveling Santa to a winter festival, there are lots of opportunities to get swept up into the holiday spirit while not going too far from home. Whether you stay in your town or visit one that’s new to you, sampling the offerings of various communities is sure to bring feelings of warmth as the weather turns cold.

A river hamlet all lit up  Read more

The Hickory Farms Escape

Previously, we learned about the origin of the Turkey Bandit. As a young turkey (poult), he escaped a local organic farm after his father was chosen as the “guest of honor” for the farmer’s Thanksgiving table; his father was never seen again. The young Bandit escaped and began his quest to free as many turkeys as he could, one farm at a time.

“I’m in position,” the Turkey Bandit’s radio crackled 10 years later. His partner had the farm under surveillance; he knew where the turkeys were kept and where the Bandit would enter to switch off the alarm.  Read more

Where have all the children gone?

A tired mother, just coming from the dentist, is at a local supermarket express check-out counter with her two sons, 10 and five years old. There are two lollipop displays on the floor by the checkout counter. The displays are intentionally placed at the perfect height for children. Predictably, they both grab a handful of lollipops and in unison gleefully say: “Mommy, please say yes!” Mom hesitates before answering and looks distressed.  Read more