Craft fair at the Damascus Community Center, 9am-3pm. 50/50 raffle. Proceeds go to the community center. 570/729-8320, or 570/729-4217.
Penny social at Damascus Community Center, doors open 5:30pm, drawing at 7pm. Hot dogs, cold drinks, coffee and tea. Benefits the Conklin Hill Union Church maintenance fund.
The Damascus Township Board of Supervisors on February 18 voted unanimously to extend the employment of two township road workers who were appointed last month as foremen for 30 days. Supervisor chairman Jeffrey R. Dexter was absent from the meeting. Read more
The Damascus Area Pantry will be held at the Damascus Township Building, 1-3pm. For an emergency need, call 570/224-4217 or 224-4189.
Charles (Chuck) Grady, a supervisor in Damascus Township, resigned from his position as roadmaster but will remain a member of the township’s road crew. In Pennsylvania, a supervisor can also be the township’s roadmaster. Read more
Cookie Pick at The Dime Bank. Friday, February 8, 9am–6:30pm. Saturday, February 9, 9am-Noon. Proceeds to benefit Damascus United Methodist Charge Mission Projects. 570/224-4217.
Christmas Eve performance of "All is Well" at the Damascus Manor United Methodist Church, 7:30pm.
Performance of "All is Well" at the Damascus Manor United Methodist Church, 3pm.
The Damascus Board of Supervisors passed the township’s 2013 budget at its meeting on November 19. Budgets in Pennsylvania must be passed by December 31. There will be no cuts in services or cuts in personnel in this budget, as happened last year. Read more
A recurring question in the gas drilling debate is “does hydraulic fracturing lead to gas migration?” The answers are opposite of each other: Many residents who live near gas wells that have undergone hydraulic fracturing insist that it does, while drilling companies almost always insist that it does not, even when they agree to pay settlements. Read more