Carl Prosch, a native of Vienna, Austria, trained in the celebrated art schools of that city and New York and was brought to Wayne County by Christian Dorflinger to manage the new Honesdale Decorating Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of glass cutters C. Dorflinger & Sons. Inc.
Elvira Kennedy Brownscombe was born in 1809 to David and Rhoda Stearns Kennedy in Mt. Pleasant Township, Wayne County. David Kennedy’s father, David Sr., and wife Rhoda (Tingley) had emigrated from Tolland County, CT in 1794, among the very earliest settlers in the area.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — It was a private reunion held late at night in the cargo terminal of Newark Liberty International Airport the day after Christmas last December.
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION — There will be a meeting to introduce Slow Money Delaware River on Tuesday, February 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Ave.
Samuel W. Pennypacker was governor of Pennsylvania in 1903 when the Wayne Hatchery #4 was built in Pleasant Mount. Wayne Hatchery #4 originally sat on 14 acres of property donated by Alison B. Sterling. The major water source is the Lackawaxen River via Beaver Meadows Reservoir (Belmont Lake), obtained in 1917.
Rosetta Stone comes to local libraries
REGION — Patrons of the 47 member libraries of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) will be able to enhance their language learning goals with access to Rosetta Stone® Library Solution starting on November 1.
HONESDALE, PA — Sifu Master Christopher Lee will offer instruction in traditional long-form Wu-style tai chi at the Honesdale YMCA beginning November 1. Classes will also include training in Qi Gong, supplemental breathing exercises that enhance the tai chi experience.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Individual artists living in Sullivan County are invited to apply for the 2017 Artists in the Community Decentralization grant (AIC), administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and funded by New York State Council on the Arts. The deadline is Friday, December 2.
HONESDALE, PA — The 2016 recipients of the Wayne County Historical Society’s (WCHS) 2016 Historic Preservation Award are Rudy and Francine Schemitz, Kim Erickson and Sheila Weller. To celebrate their work, a Historic Preservation Awards ceremony will be held at the WCHS Main Museum, 810 Main St., on Saturday, October 22, at 5 p.m.