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Hawley council considers eight miles of trails; Courting outdoor recreation

The Hawley Borough Council voted on January 9 to assume the role of applicant and grant writer for three trails that would wind through the town and into the Lake Wallenpaupack area.

An extensive presentation was made by Sue Currier, executive director of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, who explained the long-range plan, currently in the development stage, which would include trails covering an eight-mile expanse.  Read more

Quit smoking course

February 6, 2013
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March 6, 2013

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. The group will meet for 5 consecutive Wednesdays. 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

Hearts and Hammers for Habitat

February 22, 2013

Dinner dance and benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County, PA at Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort, 6-11pm. Tickets: $45 each or $400 for table of 10. Visit or call 570/253-3362 ext. 1115, 253-4191, 253-4345, 470-0022, or 251-8353.

‘Distressed’ Hawley designation makes Cozza ‘walk’

Lines were drawn and battles were waged to the point where an incensed Hawley Planning Commission member stormed out of the meeting on January 1 amid angry words from the public and the commission. While the fiscal cliff in Washington was averted New Year’s Eve, and still with unanswered questions, Hawley seems poised on its own fiscal cliff, with no answers in the foreseeable future.  Read more

Herbal Medicine Making Class & Workshop

January 19, 2013

Learn how to make herbal medicine preparations at home, about herb selection and formulating and about dosage and safety at Northern Light Natural Foods, 1pm. or 570/226-5858.

Dessin's Dinner Dance

March 2, 2013

Fundraising event benefiting the Dessin Animal Shelter, held at the Inn at Woodloch, 6pm. Fine dining, dancing, music, raffles and a live auction. Tickets: $50. 570/647-0620.

Live reptiles and amphibians

March 16, 2013

Presenter: Rick Koval, Pocono naturalist, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 1pm. 570/253-7001 or

Native Plants in the Landscape

March 9, 2013

Join Sue Thompson, Proprietor of Mariposa Gardens, a local native plant nursery, for her informative presentation at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 2pm. 570/253-4006. No registration required.

Eagle-viewing trip

January 26, 2013

This free program will begin at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, followed by a guided eagle-viewing bus tour of the Lackawaxen River that leaves from the center. Two time slots: 8-11:30am or 12:30-4:30pm. Transportation provided. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. This program is free, but space is very limited. Registration is required. Register: 570/253-7001 or

Close Encounters with Birds of Prey

January 12, 2013

Presenter: Bill Streeter of Delaware Valley Raptor Center at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 1pm. Email or call 570/253-7001.

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