The Delaware & Hudson Coal Company Gravity Railroad, opened in 1828 between Carbondale and Honesdale, was designed as a companion to the D&H Canal, which ran from Honesdale to Rondout (Kingston, NY) on the Hudson River.
A very large crowd gathered in a decorated Town Hall on Sunday as adults tried their luck to win one of the assorted tricky tray offerings provided by many local businesses and citizens, and children had an opportunity to speak directly to Santa and Mrs. Claus.
What a weekend I had! I went down to Queens for Tommy’s sisters daughters 30th Birthday. On my way down I stopped to visit Fr. Bill. He is doing pretty good. He sends his love to all; if you would like to send him a Christmas card his address is 2 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456.
HONESDALE, PA — Lewis J. Critelli, president and chief executive officer of Wayne Bank, recently honored Kim Murphy for her 30 years of service with the bank at a luncheon and awards presentation on October 25 at The Honesdale Golf Club that also honored other employees celebrating years of service milestones.
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Mutt in Jeff Pet Gift Shop has just opened on Route 52, next to C&M Kennel and across from the Janice Center. It features unique novelty items, including toys, treats, hand-made bandanas, stockings and ornaments, as well as original customized gift bowls for new arrivals, birthdays, get well and more.
The Cochecton Erie Depot has had its share of face lifts. Early photos show the building has a bow window for the ticket master to see the train arriving or departing. On March 1, 1973 the Erie-Lackawanna, NY No.99 freight train with three diesels pulling 90 cars left Port Jervis westbound to Chicago at 2:16 a.m.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and all the leftovers. I had a great time at my brother Teddy’s, and after dessert we played charades. I can still crack up thinking of some of the stunts. Nothing like spending time with family. Having four days off from work was great, but I just got back from six days off on a trip to Vegas.
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Bank held a leadership development course at its Honesdale Corporate Office on November 8. Led by the bank’s senior vice president and director of human resources, Ryan French, the course provided each individual with the skills necessary to be an effective leader.
HONESDALE, PA — The 23rd annual Children’s Ornament Hunt will be held on Saturday, December 9. Local businesses are invited to make donations, gift certificates appropriate for a child aged pre-school to fourth grade, or a small monetary amount that can be used to purchase additional gifts and candy. Donations must be received by December 1.
Go ahead, eat a second Thanksgiving. Heat everything up and enjoy your plate of desiccated turkey with flabby stuffing and watery Waldorf salad. Or double down on that mile-high sandwich crammed to the gills with mayonnaise and cranberry sauce. There’s no shame in it.