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July 2012

Act 13 declared unconstitutional on four counts

HARRISBURG, PA — A Pennsylvania court has sustained four counts in the suit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania challenging the constitutionality of Act 13, a law that would supersede local municipalities’ abilities to zone oil and gas drilling operations, among other provisions.

Petitioners have been granted summary relief on Counts I, II, III and VIII of their suit.These court actions have the effect of invalidating the portions of the law pertaining to statewide zoning standards.

The Commonwealth’s objections to the other counts have been sustained.  Read more

Bon Vivants perform

August 18, 2012

Dylan, Stones & originals at The Historic Greeley Inn, 8-11pm.

The winner and the collector

Wednesday evening, July 18, I played the part of a fishing buddy for young Arnon Goldberg. Arnon is trying to master the mysteries of fly fishing while attending the Trout Unlimited “Fish Camp.” As is the case with all beginners, it will take a while. Arnon seems to have the proper degree of determination and inquisitiveness.  Read more

Dining with damselflies

Among the more enjoyable activities of summer are things like swimming in a nearby lake or river and enjoying a picnic under the trees. If you take a close look at the shoreline, however, you may see some snack-grabbing activity going on besides hamburgers and coleslaw.  Read more

Photo exhibition: 'Texture: Touch Through Sight'

August 11, 2012 - September 2, 2012

Photos by Linda Bock-Hinger on display at The Highlands Photographic Guild through 9/2, Fri.-Sun. 570/296-2440.

Rummage sale

August 2, 2012
August 3, 2012
August 4, 2012

United Methodist Church, 9am-2pm. 845/707-3359.

Bake sale

July 28, 2012

United Methodist Church, 4pm until sold out.

Chicken BBQ

July 28, 2012

Volunteer Fire Co., 4pm until sold out.

Dessin receives 12 dogs from Benton hoarder case

HONESDALE, PA — More than 200 Chihuahuas removed from the home of Albert and Thomas Ambrosia on Ridge Road in Jackson Township, Columbia County, PA on July 19 are being transported to shelters across the state in order to find new homes for the small dogs. Twelve of the dogs are now at Dessin Animal Shelter being cleaned up and cared for in preparation for adoption.  Read more

Hudson River cruise

September 8, 2012

Wayne County Historical Society bus trip to Newburgh w/ 2-hour narrated cruise on an authentic New Orleans paddle wheeler, 9/22, $50 members, $55 non-members. Bus leaves Rt. 6 Mall 8:30am, returns approx. 7pm. RSVP by 9/8: 570/253-3240.