The Pike County Commissioners joined officials in 41 other counties in the state when they voted to abolish the commissioner of jurors positions at the county meeting on May 15. Pike has two such commissioners: Republican Marjorie Wassmer and Democrat Getrude Smith. Read more
WIGSTICKS—Girl Talk, a Drag Show feature at The Historic Milford Theatre, 8:15pm. The show will again feature the illustrious Steady Mess and her wonderful troupe of performers. Advance tickets: $25, VIP tickets: $60. Benefits Upper Delaware GLBT Center. www.wigsticks.org.
Do you have a garden or lawn question you can’t find the answer to or a bug you can’t identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Pike County Extension office, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions for free. Email PikeExt@psu.edu or call 570/296-3400.
The Milford Garden Club is sponsoring annual perennial plant sale on the property of 108 West Ann Street & Gooseberry Alley, behind the Wells Fargo Bank, 9am-1pm. Prices are from $3 to $15. All monies raised will be used for the beautification of Milford. 570/686-2168.
The Artery Gallery celebrates The Milford Music Festival by exhibiting the bold, rhythmic, and colorful paintings by artist Al Bialos. All are invited to the opening reception during Milford's "Art After Dark," 6-9pm. Free evening of art, music and food. Contemporary jazz by Eric Hedick. 570/409-1234.
Action Bikes and Outdoor, LLC. Ribbon Cutting at 12:30pm. There will be refreshments, raffles and a Strong Man Demonstration. 570/296-4009.
Milford Experimental Forest - Meadow House, 3pm. Expect wet, so wear good boots. 570/296-7768 during weekdays or 570/226-4277 evenings and weekends.
The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will hold the training seminar “The First Step: Starting Your Business” at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, 10am-12 noon. Cost is $20 per person. Space is limited, pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Visit www.scrantonsbdc.com or call 570/941-4176 to register.
With the unemployment rate spiking to a hefty 12.1% nationwide, the Pike County Commissioners took a step that could help the county alleviate unemployment by voting to adopt a tax incentive program to help attract businesses to the county. The action was taken at the commissioners’ meeting on April 30. Read more