Penn State Extension in Pike County will hold the first of 5 weekly sessions of a free Quit Smoking Course, 3–4pm; Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 2512 Route 6, Suite 2. Pre-registration is required. Nicotine patches available while supplies last. Individual counseling and group sessions available by appointment; call 570-296-3400 or 570-253-5970, ext 4110 or e-mail PikeExt@psu.edu.
The food and wine festival proposed to be held in Hawley has been nixed because a majority of the Hawley Borough council thought it was not a good fit for the town. The council vote four to three on December 12 that the event would not go forward.
Opponents said they were concerned with liability issues with allowing alcohol to be consumed in a public park should something go wrong. Read more
The question of whether or not Hawley is an impoverished town was food for discussion for the approximately 50 people who attended the Hawley Borough Council meeting on December 12.
Investors in the Hawley Silk Mill want the borough to designate an area around the Silk Mill and the downtown area as “distressed,” which would allow the borough to adopt an ordinance that in turn could take advantage of the state’s Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act (LERTA). The investors are asking that the borough then approve tax abatements for the Silk Mill over five years. Read more
The group will meet for 5 consecutive Wednesdays at the Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 3-4pm. Pre-registration is required. Nicotine patches available while supplies last. Free. 570/296-3400.
Eagle Tours with PPL Environmental Learning Center, two trips: 8-11:30am and 12:30-4pm. This free program will begin at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center followed by a guided eagle viewing bus tour of the Lackawaxen River. Transportation provided. Dress warm. Registration required: Email email@example.com or call 570/253-7001.
American Red Cross community blood drive, First Presbyterian Church, 1-6pm.
The Patriot Connectors will gather in the library at Wallenpaupack High School, 7pm.
Four piece traditional bluegrass band at the Silk Mill, 7:30pm. $9. silkmillharmony.com or 570/588-8077.
First Presbyterian Church, 9am-2pm. 570/226-4835.