Finding the wherewithal to maintain, repair and rebuild its 116 miles of paved and unpaved roads is nothing new to Damascus Township. It’s been a challenge for as long as the roads have been there. But in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, a recession that now looks suspiciously like a lifestyle, and unparalleled fiscal constraints in Washington, Harrisburg and Wayne County, road upkeep seems to be an impossible dream. Read more
Verizon has submitted conditional-use applications for the installation of two broadband communications towers, one to be located on Jurgensen Road near Callicoon, NY and the other to be located on MacCubbins Road in Beach Lake. The announcement came from Damascus Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey Dexter at the board’s October 21 monthly meeting. Read more
Craft fair at the Damascus Community Center, 9am-3pm. 50/50 raffle, proceeds go to the Community Center. 570/729-8320 or 570/224-4217.
Penny social at the Damascus Community Center, doors open 5:30pm, drawing at 7pm. Benefits Conklin Hill Union Church maintenance fund. Hot dogs, cold drinks, coffee, tea available.
Last program of 2013 Speaker Series, Emily Montgomery will share background of "Calkins Creamery of Highland Dairy Farm", a Township dairy farm in her family for generations which today produces award-winning artisan cheeses. Damascus Township Community Center, 60 Conklin Hill Rd(off Rte 371), 7pm. 570/224-4535.
Harvest Fest, a time to celebrate the joys of rural life, will be held at the Galilee Unity Grange, 11am-4pm. A Blessing of the Animals service will be held at 12 noon. Harvest meal, music, bake sale, farm vendors and more. 570/224-4637.
A time to celebrate the joys of rural life will be held at the Galilee Unity Grange, 11am-4pm. The Harvest Festival is sponsored by the Damascus Area United Methodist Churches. 570/224-4637.
Penny social at the Damascus Community Center, doors open at 6pm, drawing at 7pm. 50/50 raffle and refreshments available. 570/224-4217 or 570/729-8320.
The Damascus Township Historical Society Speaker Series at the Damascus Township Community Center, 7pm. Pat Michelson will speak about "Highlights for Children." 570/224-4535.
The August meeting of the Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild will take place at the Township Building, 10am. Please bring a bag lunch; coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. After lunch, Nellie Burnham will present a hands-on workshop on making coiled baskets. 570/226-4413.