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Wayne County

Wayne County Historical Society's 4th Annual Canal Festival

August 20, 2016

Wayne County Historical Society's 4th annual Canal Festival at the Delaware & Hudson's Canal Park at Lock 31, Route 6, 10am-4pm. It features a Living History Stage, food, vendors, music, blacksmithing, plein-air painting demos, history and nature tours, children's activities, an archaeological dig and much more. 570/253-3240.

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Wayne Secret Gardenscape Tour

August 16, 2015

Wayne County Historical Society Secret Gardenscape Tour "Gardens Aren't Just for Flowers." Featuring Master Gardener and landscaper creations in the areas of Mount Pleasant, Preston and Scott townships. Tickets: $20, includes a farm-to-table dinner after the tour. 570/253-3240

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Self-Guided Maple Tour

March 21, 2015
March 22, 2015

The 6th annual Self-Guided Maple Tour will include 10 local sugar bushes, 10am-4pm. Coordinated by the Wayne Conservation District, in partnership with the Wayne County Cooperative Extension and the Northeastern PA Maple Producers Association. For more information and a map of the tour visit 570/253-0930.

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Saving Taxes through Retirement Funding

November 8, 2012

Community Room, Wayne County Chamber Bldg. Free Seminar, 5:30-7:30pm. 570/253-1926

Afterschool Book Club

October 10, 2012

At the Wayne County Public Library, for ages 6-8. We will read “Harry the Poisonous Centipede” by Lynne Reid Banks. We meet each Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. Call the library at 570/253-1220 to register your child.

Tastes of Wayne: First Wednesdays

October 3, 2012
November 7, 2012

For every meal served, the Fairway Steakhouse and Pub will make a
generous contribution to the Wayne County Historical Society. Call 845/253-1942 or see their facebook page at For more information about the "Tastes of Wayne" fundraiser, contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570/253-3240 or

Beach Lake Hit and Run Moter Vehicle Crash

On July 7, 2012 at approximately 12:30 AM, Bridget Simons age 18 of Beach Lake was traveling east on S.R.652 in the area of Trot Lake Rd. when a blue Dodge truck passed her on the right hand side of the road and struck the passenger side front end of her 2005 Ford Escape she was operating. Following the impact the driver of the Dodge fled the scene.  Read more

Private well survey and database planned in PA

In preparation for natural gas extraction and its potential impacts and opportunities, a session on methane migration was hosted by the Wayne County Oil and Gas Task Force on October 18 in Honesdale.

During his presentation, licensed professional geologist Brian Oram announced that a private well owner and watershed survey would be conducted to obtain information on regional concerns related to development of the Marcellus Shale.  Read more

WCD assists in floodplain issues,mapping, management and insurance considered

New National Flood Insurance Rate Maps were presented to Wayne County municipalities by Federal Emergency Management Agency officials recently. The Pennsylvania Floodplain Management Act (Act 166 of 1978) requires that all municipalities enact and enforce an ordinance to meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Floodplain Management Act and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Read more

International migratory bird day

May 14, 2011

Seeking volunteers to help cover Wayne County (similar to Christmas bird count). All skill levels welcome.

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