GREENTOWN, PA — Promised Land State Park will hold its annual Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) reunion on Saturday, August 20. All Civilian Conservation Corps members, their families and friends are invited to attend. The afternoon portion of the reunion is open to the general public.
The general public is welcome to attend afternoon programming which begins at 1:15 p.m. and includes a special presenter, Paula Purnell presenting “Celebrate Pennsylvania! A History through Story and Song.” Read more
LAKE WALLENPAUPACK, PA — Nick Spinelli, director of the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District, will lead a session on what live in Lake Wallenpaupack from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, at PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center. Participants will collect samples from the lake and view them under microscopes in the water quality lab. For directions to the event, visit www.pplpreserves.com, click on “Lake Wallenpaupack,” then select “Directions.” Read more
THOMPSON, PA — Stu Slocum, a retired biology teacher at Mountain View High School and a long-time member of the Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve Stewardship Committee, will lead a nature walk focusing on aspects of stream ecology at the preserve on Sunday, August 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS) will present its “People Who Make a Difference in Wayne County Agriculture” award to Peter Wilken, also known as “Peddler Pete,” on Friday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the J.B. Park Farm Museum at the Wayne County Fair. Pete Wilken has spent 50 years working for the Grange League Federation and later Agway, the first 10 years in a managerial position and 40 years (and counting) as a traveling salesman. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Sullivan County’s third annual Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a private reception following the tour at the Bashakill Winery for ticket-holders.
This year, the gardens on view are located between Liberty and Wurtsboro. Tickets cost $25.
For details visit our June 30 story at tinyurl.com/3n3qzzu.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — There will be a free public program about invasive species in the local area on Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. Learn to identify the top 10 priority invasive plants for the Catskills, as well as two of the most important forest pests for the state. Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership Coordinator Meredith Taylor will talk about some ways for you to get involved and help to stop the spread of invasive species in our region. Read more
COCHECTON, NY — A Sportsman’s & Outdoor expo is scheduled for Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Booth prices have just been reduced. Email email@example.com or call 845/791-4200.
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The Loch Sheldrake Fire Department will hold its first annual Sportsman’s Raffle on Saturday, July 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Firemen’s Park on Route 52. The door prize will be a Browning X Bolt 300 Win Mag Stainless. Other prizes will include a Maverick Bolt 270 Blue Composite (package), Ruger 10/22 Birch Stock Blue Steel, Ruger 77 22 Hornet Walnut Blue and more. Chances cost $15. Call 845/434-3131.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne/Susquehanna Chapter of the environmental group R.E.S.C.U.E. has made a cash award of $100.00 to six graduating seniors, class of 2011 in the six school districts within Wayne/Susquehanna R.E.S.C.U.E. geographical boundaries.
Qualifications for the award include good citizenship, leadership in an environmental area, past interest in environmental projects and/or the possibility of a future career in an area that would benefit the environment. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan Renaissance will present a gardening workshop on “Essential Summer Planting and Maintenance Tips” for residents on Wednesday, July 6 at 7 p.m. in Cablevision Center. The workshop will address seasonal activities including container gardening, dead-heading, watering, pest control, staking and supporting plants, pruning shrubs and planting fall bulbs. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Third Annual Garden Tour of private gardens in Sullivan County, sponsored by SullivanArc and Sullivan Renaissance, will take place on Saturday, July 23. The eight to 10 gardens, located between Liberty and Wurtsboro, are open for visits between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Individuals can follow the route shown on the provided guide map or select their own. A wine and cheese reception for ticket holders and garden owners follows the tour at Bashakill Vineyards. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Milford Garden Club’s Secret Garden Tour will take place on July 9 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be eight gardens on view this year. Featured gardens are located within easy driving distance of downtown Milford. The locations of the gardens are “secret” until the day of the tour. Read more
ROCK HILL, NY — The Rock Hill Business and Community Association will hold a ribbon cutting for the Rock Hill Farmer’s Market on Saturday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. The market will be held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Hill Ambulance Corps property, 96 Lake Louise Marie Road, through October 8. Volunteer opportunities are still available. Visit www.rockhillfarmersmarket.com.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary will hold a program, “Birds at Breakfast,” on Saturday, June 18 at 8 a.m. It will be led by experts Dr. Meg Hatch, of Penn State, and Dr. Rob Smith, of The University of Scranton. The program will take place at the hour when birds are most active. Learn about how songbirds are captured and banded for study and about some of the research being conducted locally. See and meet some live birds “in the hand” while learning all about the different parental behaviors of some of our native Pocono bird residents. Visit www.lacawac.org.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a number of events planned over the coming weeks. A park history tour will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will explore the park to find the many scenic and historic sites within the recreation area. The tour is free for members, and costs $15 for non-members. Bring a water bottle, lunch and a camera. Call to reserve a seat in the van. Carpooling encouraged. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Penn State Extension in Pike County will conduct a Safe Drinking Water program on Wednesday, June 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the PPL Environmental Learning Center on Route 6. There is a registration fee of $7 per person or couple for handouts. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by June 24. Make checks payable to PSCE Program Account and mail to Penn State Extension, 514 Broad St., Milford, PA 18337. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — Learn to identify plants and mushrooms that can nourish and heal on an edible wild plant and medicinal herb tour led by local herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore, on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m., meeting at the Good Earth Health Food Store on Lower Main Street. Topics covered will include how to harvest, preparation, best ways to preserve medicine, uses in folk medicine, uses and classification in traditional Chinese medicine, Native American uses, ecology, native and invasive plants, relationships between plants and mushrooms and more. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Milford Garden Club will hold a perennial plant sale on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the property of 108 W. Ann Street and Gooseberry Alley. The rain date is Sunday, June 12.
All the perennials being sold are donated by members of the club. The plants sold that day will come with instructions that suggest the best growing conditions.
All monies raised will be used for the beautifucation of Milford. Please come on out and support this fund raiser. For additional information, contact Nancy Eisenhauer at 570/296-2632.