“It’s an opportunity that almost never comes around. I can’t remember the last time it happened.” Addressing all present at the July 15 Damascus Township Board of Supervisors meeting, chairman Jeffrey Dexter was referring to Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development grant monies available for use at the discretion of the township. Dexter asked the board members present, “If we were to go forward with a grant application, how would we spend the money?” The immediate consensus was that it would be designated for long-needed road rebuilding. Read more
The Damascus Township Historical Society holds second program of their 2013 Speaker Series at Damascus Township Community Center, 7pm. Carol Dunn shares stories of the "Boarding Houses of Berlin Township, Wayne County, PA."
Character juggler Chris Ivey performs at the Damascus Area Elementary School, 6pm. Sponsored by the Damascus Manor United Methodist Church. Free-will offering. 570/224-6781.
The Damascus Manor United Methodist Women will hold a rummage sale at the United Methodist Church, 9am-2pm. Lunch available. 570/224-4217.
The Damascus Township Historical Society holds the first program of its 2013 Speaker Series at Damascus Township Community Center, 7pm. Grace Johansen will share stories of Peggy Runway Lodge. 570/224-4535.
The Woodland Weavers and Spinners Guild hold June meeting at the Community Center, 10am. Bring a bag lunch; coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. The program will be a workshop on Kool-Aid dyeing with a shibori twist, presented by Buff McAllister. 570/226-4413.
A Memorial Day Program in honor of our nation's veterans is being sponsored by the Damascus Township Historical Society at the Veterans Memorial near the Society's Building, 11am. The speaker will be Joseph Davis. All are welcome. 570/224-4535.
Master Gardener Wildflower and Native Shrubs Garden Tour, 11am. Landscape designer Debra Myers will lead a tour of her wildflower and native shrub garden on the Upper Delaware River on River Road, Damascus across from Callicoon, NY. The garden incorporates Forrest Myers' large-scale sculptures into three main habitats: woodland, meadow-prairie and wetland. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. 570/253-5970, ext. 4110.
Master Gardener Container Gardening Workshop at the Damascus Community Center, 11am. Covers initial setup and maintenance of the thrill, the fill and the spill. Learn to think outside your average pot of geraniums. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free. 570/253-5970, ext. 4110.
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.