Ghosts, goblins, princesses and more were seen on Main Street as the children from the Tusten Youth Commission marched in the annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 24. The group seemed larger than in previous years and caused all heads to turn in their direction. One couldn’t help but smile at this group of happy children and possibly recall the years of one’s own youth. Read more
Irving Cliff was named during an 1841 visit to Honesdale by Philip Hone, first president of the D&H Canal Company, and his friends, Henry Brevoort and author Washington Irving. They stopped at a spring in what is now Glen Dyberry Cemetery, where they exchanged toasts. Hone’s toast was: “Irving’s Cliff—the dignified and sleepless guardian of Honesdale, made famous by the weary footsteps of one who has charmed the world by his writings.” Construction on a grand hotel atop the cliff, projected to cost $300,000, was begun in 1884. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — The Settlers Inn and Ledges Hotel will celebrate Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11 by participating in B&Bs for Vets by opening their doors to veterans free of charge as a way to say thank you for their courageous service to our country. The celebration includes a fireside chat and wine and cheese tasting at The Settlers Inn.
“We’re proud to honor our veterans in this way for the fourth year in a row,” says proprietor Jeanne Genzlinger. “It has become a tradition.” Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The town and village of Liberty will co-sponsor a forum designed to provide information of a federal program that will assist renters to be able to purchase a home in Liberty on Wednesday, October 28. When a similar forum was held one year ago, over 40 interested renters attended. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Pat Sanders will present a sermon by Elizabeth Peters titled “The Completeness of Being,” which contemplates the roles of commitment and change in our lives, at the meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 25 at the Berlin Township Community Center. It will be followed by discussion, refreshments and a social time. For directions visit www.uduuf.org/directions.
When I go away for the weekend, I always have a great time. This weekend I stayed home and had a good time. Thursday night I went to Peppino’s Restaurant with friends for dinner. Saturday I went and hung out with my friend Olga, who is housebound. I did not want to go just sit in the house, so on my way home I stopped at Tony’s on The Lake and watched the Mets game; very glad they won. Sunday I met friends at Heinle’s for breakfast; had good food, good laughs. Out and about were Jo and Jack Kelly, Helene Indelicate and her friend Joy, and Earl Burch. Read more
In 1858, the only public cemetery in the Honesdale area was what is often called the “Old Methodist” cemetery because it was located above the site of the first Methodist church. Actually, the site belonged then and now to the borough. The inhabitants of the town felt that a more attractive cemetery should be provided for the community and in 1859 organized the Honesdale Cemetery Company. The site’s natural beauty was in keeping with the ideas of the day. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The public is invited to attend the annual local history gathering of Tusten Historical Society at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 25 at the Tusten Town Hall on Bridge Street. Ingrid Peters of the National Park Service will speak on the life of Zane Grey, prolific novelist, and the Zane Grey Museum located in his former home at Lackawaxen, PA. In 1989 the Park Service purchased the museum, which is included in the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River designation because of Zane Grey’s association with the Delaware River and its effect upon the budding writer. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society will honor four inspirational projects with Historic Preservation Awards at a reception in the main museum at 810 Main St. from 5 until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. A short presentation on each of the award-winning projects will be given and the awards will be presented. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Wasylyk Karate Schools of Honesdale, Hawley and Newfoundland have put their “fists” together to organize a board-break-a-thon fund drive to benefit local veterans on October 24 at the Wallenpaupack Area High School, starting at 10 a.m. Funds are being raised to support local veterans by getting sponsors to donate $5 for each of their board breaks or $20 dollars for a Gold board break.
Admission is by donation, and 100% of your donations go to local veterans programs.
Corporate sponsorship levels are $100 for bronze, $250 for silver, $500 for gold and $1,000 for platinum. Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau has scheduled sign-up dates for its seasonal program, which assists low-income county families by purchasing gifts for their children for Christmas. They are Wednesday, October 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Thursday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room. Read more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Sullivan West Student Council is sponsoring a clothing drive fundraiser at the high school in Lake Huntington until November 4. A dumpster donated by Thompson’s Sanitation is next to the visitors’ parking circle in the front of the building for your convenience in dropping off bags. Acceptable items include clothing, sheets, comforters, quilts, blankets, shoes, pocketbooks, backpacks, belts, hats, gloves, scarves, ties, baby toys and accessories, hard toys and bikes. For more information, call 845/932-8401, ext. 1101.
LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to take advantage of a free educational session on Pest Management for High Tunnels on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m in. the high tunnel and greenhouse structures at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Carol Rocklin will present a talk entitled “The Heart Has Its Reasons: An Exploration of Altruism.” at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center She will focus on what moves people to do for others, even when their own safety is threatened.
The program will be followed at noon by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s annual Bud Rue Walk for Social Justice. After the walk a potluck meal will be provided for all participants by the fellowship. For directions, see www. uduuf.org/directions.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Decentralization (DEC) grant applications are now available for cultural programming in Sullivan County during 2016. The grants are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, and administered locally by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), the Arts Council of Sullivan County. Read more
Dr. Otis Avery (1808-1904), at one time America’s oldest practicing dentist, was a remarkable man. As one writer commented, “He invented his own occupation,” crafting his own tools and becoming a skilled dentist before the first school of dentistry in America was founded in 1839. Until he settled in Honesdale, PA for good, Dr. Avery saw patients in hotel rooms over an area that stretched from Honesdale to Utica, NY. In addition to his dental instruments and prize-winning false teeth, Dr. Avery invented a sewing machine that was considered a worthy competitor to Singer. Read more
The weekend the Honey Bee Festival seemed to attract a swarm of people to Narrowsburg for the activities. The festival was just the excuse so many tourists needed to visit, while enjoying the colors Mother Nature provided. Speaking of colors, lots of black-and-yellow striped honey bees of all ages were spotted throughout town. Read more
NIAGARA FALLS, NY — Former NYSMA President Dennis Quinn, left, passes the gavel to Liberty Town Justice Harold J. Bauman. Bauman was sworn in by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochulas, president of the New York State Magistrates Association (NYSMA), at its annual conference in Niagara Falls on September 29. The organization is dedicated to making the judicial system more accessible and fair to the citizens of New York. Bauman has been a member of NYSMA since 2003 and has previously served as a director, treasurer, vice president and president-elect. Read more
Members of the Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps returned home on Monday, September 28 from assisting with providing emergency medical services in the City of Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, specifically the visit to the city by Pope Francis. The crew answered 911 calls and assisted at first aid stations and treatment centers throughout the city .Seen here are members John Hawkins, left, Kyle Wright, David Spalding and Brandon Thorngren.
The Delaware Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps is always looking for volunteers. Call 570/828-2345.