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Performances will include an opening by jazz artist Kazzrie Jaxen, Laura Moran, stilt-walkers from NACL and more, and will be streamed live on the web. There will also be five giant video walls in The Great Hall presenting the conservation photography of J. Henry Fair and watershed photography of David Soete, and the work of media and video artists. The event is free to the public. Visit www.water-aid.org/cooper_events.html.

Ten dogs, over 50 birds perish in White Mills blaze

WHITE MILLS, PA — A fire in a two-story structure behind the White Mills Pet Shop claimed the lives of 10 pet dogs and over 50 pet shop birds on Wednesday, March 30. A call to the fire went out at about 11:15 a.m., but by the time crews from White Mills, Honesdale, Hawley, Beach Lake and Seeleyville got there, the fire had already gone too far for the building to be saved. The building was owned by former Palmyra Township Supervisor Jim Mason and his wife Joann.
In addition to the animals, plumbing supplies, a bulldozer and many personal items were housed in the structure. and were destroyed.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but according to Jim Mason, who ran to the site after a customer in the pet shop reported a lot of smoke outside, the fire seemed to be coming from the center of the building rather than from the rear near a coal stove.