The Pike County Historical Society hosts a lecture by Dallas Grove on the man of the mansion known as The Columns, Dennis McLaughlin, held at the Columns Museum, 2pm. Followed by a corned beef and cabbage luncheon with dessert and coffee. Cost: $20, includes meal and lecture. Reservations are required. RSVP: 570/296-8126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three men were arrested on trespass charges for trying to block progress in the development of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline loop around Milford. Members of the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department made the arrest. Police believe that Newburg, NY resident Stephen Olympia, 23, was perched in a tree high above the path of the pipeline for three days, blocking attempts of tree-clearing in the area. Along with the trespass count, he was also charged with resisting arrest. Read more
Milford Garden Club first meeting of 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1pm. The topic is "Good Bugs/Bad Bugs." All are welcome. 570/296-1157. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
The Ann Street School hosts an Open House, 4-7pm. The school is located in the education wing of the Milford United Methodist Church. There will also be a Scholastic Book Fair. 570/296-6124.
Featuring American pianist Kenny Werner and Danish saxophone luminary Benjamin Koppel at the Milford Theatre, 7:30pm. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the box office; children under 15 free. 570/409-1269, email@example.com; or 570/296-6471 or 570/296-2181, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheriff Philip Bueki said that the reaction to the massacre of children at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT is the opposite of what might be expected. He said, “Instead of people talking about controlling high-capacity magazines and assault weapons, the sales have gone through the roof, and people that normally didn’t think about buying high-capacity magazines or assault weapons are now going out and buying them by the droves.” Read more
The Ann Street School will be hosting Story Time with Clifford, The Big Red Dog in the Milford United Methodist Church, 1pm and 3pm. A Scholastic Book Fair will be held from 1-4pm. At both story times pictures with Clifford will be available and Clifford will be doing a free book signing. 570/296-6124.
Walt Edwards in the Foundation Room of the Columns Museum, 7pm. Admission: $30, includes wine and cheese plate served at your table in an intimate cabaret setting. Reservations required. 570/296-8918.
The Highlands Photography Guild photography exhibit “Through Their Eyes,” by the students of Delaware Valley High School, opening reception 6-9pm. Show runs until April 7. Visit www.highlandsphotoguild.com or call 570/296-2440.
It’s not clear if workers intended to work on Presidents’ Day on February 18, but two young people took steps to stop construction. Allison Petryk, of Vernon, NJ, and Alex Lotorto, of Milford, PA, chained themselves to a gate at the Delaware State Forest, part of which is being clear-cut to lay new pipe for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Northeast Upgrade. Read more