“The colder, the better,” said Michael G. Stanton, the brave soul who takes a shower on Main Street in the bitter cold temperatures of December every year to raise funds for the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau. His comment, however, came late last week before the snowstorm that rolled through on Saturday, making this annual event even more interesting. Read more
Last Contra Dance of 2013. Dance in the New Year to music from the Ragtag Rutabagas. Begins at 7:30pm and runs until 10pm. Suggested donation: $10; kids under 15, free.
The Cooperage Farmers’ Market. Find produce, dairy, meats, breads, baked goods, soaps, teas and more. Enjoy a freshly cooked brunch/lunch meal from The Market Café. Located at 1020 Main St.
The artistic and personal efforts of Karen Reynolds, Judy Colon, Lisa Firmstone, Kathleen Reynolds, Manny Maestre, Robin Dunn, Deborah Everett, Renee Kiefer, and Joe Cruz Jr. were recognized by the Wayne County Commissioners on December 5. Read more
The bulk of action requests received at the Honesdale Borough Council’s meeting on December 9 came not from the public but from its own officials. Icy roads kept public attendance sparse, so only the few routine public requests received by correspondence were considered at the monthly meeting chaired by Vice President James Brennan, in President F. J. Monaghan’s absence. Newly-appointed Police Commissioner Rick Southerton and Director of Public Works Richard Doney described exasperating situations that they regard as dangerously unacceptable, asking the council for action to remedy them. Read more
The question of whether traffic on Main Street and Church Street in the borough should be two way or one way is heating up again. The spark this time is a study done by the Honesdale traffic engineer, and paid for by the council, which found that since the traffic pattern changed in 2009, traffic accidents have increased by 30%. Read more
Wayne County will be spending a little more in 2014, but property owners’ county tax bills will not increase. Read more
Honesdale High School will present Holiday Lights in the Honesdale High School parking lot, 6-9pm. Come watch Christmas lights flash, fade, and chase to songs of the holiday season transmitted through your car radio on 107.7 FM. 570/253-2046.
Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a book sale in the David Katz Conference center on the hospital’s second floor, 7am-4pm. A wide variety of books including children’s books, cookbooks and novels as well as other gift items will be offered. Proceeds benefit the hospital.
The Wayne County Commissioners on November 14 added their support for a grant application that would fund a baseline water quality study for Wayne County. Read more