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November 2012

A special Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, you may be staying home with your family to enjoy a traditional meal, or you may be traveling and choosing to join a celebration at a relative’s or friend’s house. Perhaps you choose to participate in a gathering sponsored by a soup kitchen or church. Some may have even preferred to go to a restaurant that offers a Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings.  Read more

Feeding the needs of our community

Recent events, including hurricanes in the Northeast along with other disasters both near and far, have led me to explore what the needs in our community are and how we deal with them. The search led to exploration identifying who comprises our community. In my eyes, our community comprises all people who live in Honesdale, towns nearby, or are traveling through. That’s a pretty large community. Identifying needs can be more complex, as we tend to first confuse a want with a need and then question the validity of a need that may differ from our own.  Read more

What Thanksgiving meant in 1777

Below is a national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation as printed in the Journals of Congress, November 1, 1777. Although our country has never been perfect, you can read for yourself that our government’s goals were vastly different back then.  Read more

Building community

Just about everybody knows the famous quote “Charity begins at home,” penned in the 17th century by an English churchman named Thomas Fuller. Or do we? Time to ‘fess up, dear readers! How many of you know the entire quote? Well, here it is: “Charity begins at home, but should not end there.”  Read more

Honesdale weapon arrest

Brian Merritt, 34, of Honesdale was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a woman he had been living with.  Read more

Multi-year PA fishing licenses available

HARRISBURG, PA — With a new fishing season just around the corner, anglers can ready themselves for years to come by purchasing a multi-year fishing license, available for the first time this year from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).  Read more

River walk hearing scheduled

There will be a public hearing on a proposed design for the Town of Tusten’s proposed Riverfront Walk/Big Eddy Waterfront Revitalization project on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tusten Town Hall on Bridge Street.  Read more

Teach students about climate change

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of school board members believe students should be taught about the impact of climate change on natural disasters, according to a new Pulse Poll by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).  Read more

Tax abatements recommended for Shohola; incentives only for improvements

Michael Sullivan has a plan to increase employment in Shohola and all the other townships in Pike County. Sullivan, the executive director of the Pike County Economic Development Authority, laid out his plans before the Shohola Township Board of Supervisors at its November 8 meeting.  Read more

Fundraisers bring $5,000 for Hawley budget

Tough economic times did not dampen the spirit of generosity of Hawley residents, as $5,000 was raised at the fourth annual event that benefits emergency services within the borough.  Read more