The proposal to designate parts of the Borough of Hawley as “distressed” will get another public airing at a workshop scheduled by the borough council to be held on January 30 at 7 p.m. at the Hawley Fire Hall on Columbus Avenue.
Investors in the Hawley Silk Mill have been advocating that part of the borough be designated as distressed in order for companies in the borough to take advantage of tax incentives through the state Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program. Read more
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
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 PikeExt@psu.edu.
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 www.ehrhardts.com or call 570/253-3362 ext. 1115, 253-4191, 253-4345, 470-0022, or 251-8353.
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
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. www.nathanielwhitmore.com or 570/226-5858.
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.
Presenter: Rick Koval, Pocono naturalist, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 1pm. 570/253-7001 or email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.