The 14th annual Black Bear Festival in Milford is not only for film buffs and art lovers; it’s also good for the local economy, said founding president Jerry Beaver at the pre-festival press conference on September 17 in the old Milford Theatre that is once again going to host the event. He was referring to the many visitors who come to use local hotels, restaurants and other facilities during the festival. Read more
The date has changed, but the arguments remained pretty much the same on September 12 when Delaware Valley School District officials considered their options for the students at Delaware Valley Elementary School (DVES). Read more
Childcare Provider Workshop at the Pike County Administration Building, 6:30-8:30pm. Better kid care topic: Responsive curriculum to help preschoolers effectively deal with conflict. Fee: $5 per person. 570/296-3400, email PikeExt@psu.edu.
Looking for a change in the way budget money is divided, a spokesman for the Hawley Library came before the Pike County Commissioners last Wednesday asking for a bigger piece of the county’s library funding. Read more
Tri-State Farm to Table Festival in the courtyard of River Rock Inn, 1-5pm. The environmental non-profit Air Soil Water will present this free event featuring farm vendors, food for purchase, live music, fun for kids and educational lessons. www.airsoilwater.org.
The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold a dinner dance, called the “Wild Things Ball,” at the Hotel Fauchere. Three-course dinner, dancing, and a small auction. Tickets: $125 per person, individual sponsorships, which include 2 tickets, are $500. 570/828-2319.
Are you a fan of movies? Do you like to play bingo? Belle Reve Senior Living invites seniors to play movie bingo, 1:30–3:30pm. They are giving away old movies as bingo prizes, with the grand prize being two tickets to the local theater and refreshments. 570/409-9191.
Septemberfest, presented by Milford Musicfest. Bands all over town, special end of summer barbeque at participating restaurants. Relive the Milford Musicfest - one more time!
The Milford Garden Club will meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 1pm. The topic will be "Plants for Winter Interest." The program will be presented by master gardeners of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County. All are invited. New members are always welcome. 570/686-1043.
With a new building finally finished and ready for occupancy, the Pike County Public Library (PCLP) will be moving into a new phase of expansion, according to its director. Read more