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August 2012

Johnny Cash tribute

September 22, 2012

Tribute to the Man in Black by Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire Band at Milford Theatre, 8pm, $20 advance, $25 day fo show.

Trials and tribulations

On my most recent trip to the lower West Branch of the Delaware, I fished in the company of a Mr. Blair Williams. It was a tough night, with very few flies hatching. Of course, this meant that rising fish were scarce. The high point of my night occurred when my legs suddenly went numb and I went for a swim in water barely up to my knees.  Read more

Katydid, Katy didn’t

If you live near a hardwood, or deciduous, forest, you would have heard these by now; in fact, they may even be keeping you awake at night if you have a bedroom window open. The evening chorus is courtesy of the common true katydid (Pterophyla camellifolia).

True katydids are a key phenology species. Phenology is the study of timing of periodic events occurring in nature. I usually hear calls starting right around the last week in July to the first week in August; this year, I first heard katydid calls in Pike County around the second week in July.  Read more

Wing & chili taste-off

September 7, 2012

Contest during Harvest & Heritage Days (10/8) for area restaurant owners, non-profits & private individuals. Enter by 9/7: 570/253-5492, 253-6363 or 253-8994.

Mystery dinner theater

September 14, 2012
September 15, 2012

"Murder at the Pie Auction" at United Methodist Church, 7pm, $20. RSVP: 570/828-9725 or 828-2288.

Harvest festival

September 2, 2012
September 9, 2012
September 16, 2012
September 23, 2012
September 30, 2012
October 7, 2012

Vendors, live performances, corn & hay mazes, pony rides & more at Bethel Woods, 11am-4pm, parking lots open 10:30am, free admission ($2 parking fee).

Act 13 injunction upheld

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled on August 15 that municipalities are not required to obey Act 13 while the Robinson Township decision, which struck down the “pre-emption clause” of Act 13, is appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. That clause would have had the effect of superseding municipalities’ ordinances local zoning laws, bans and moratoria on gas drilling.  Read more

Commissioners protest drastic cuts to victim programs

The Wayne County commissioners have decried the cutting of 50% of the funding for the county victim/witness program and juvenile victim assistance program. Last year, the program received about $50,000 for the two programs.  Read more

Gas drilling petition in Cochecton

A group called “Keep Cochecton Green” has put up a petition online at regarding horizontal hydrofracking for natural gas, and is passing around a circular requesting that residents of the Town of Cochecton sign it.  Read more

Pike cancels recycling program; costs are prohibitive

Shocking many residents, the Pike County Commissioners voted, at their meeting on August 15, to stop the countywide recycling program, effective October 1, 2012.  Read more