Community Living


Photos contributed by the Basket Historical Society
Stamp booklet for customers of Henry Doyle’s general store in Long Eddy from the mid-1900s.

Rewarding customers in the mid-1900s

Today, we have rewards cards and online point-systems when we shop, but in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, stores used trading stamps as an incentive to become a repeat customer.


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Honesdale news

Spring poked its head out ever so slightly last week, and the sun’s energy is charging up the community! Our region really shines in the warmer months. The thought of walking on Main Street in Honesdale without a hat, scarf and heavy coat is very exciting.


Volunteers Joe Francesco, left, Aaron LeClere, Rob Griffis and Sky LeClere work to reopen the damaged Beach Lake playground last May.

Community playground beyond repair

BEACH LAKE, PA — The community playground located behind the Beach Lake United Methodist Church (BLUMC) has been open since 1989. BLUMC preschool director Tammy Thuman said, “It has become not just a meeting place for the community, but an option for gross motor development within the program and beyond.


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Honesdale News

As ice melts, puddles spread and snow falls yet again, breaks of clear sky highlight oases of color. A few landscape nooks have been brickcanvas-activated recently. Last year, two murals made a fall debut. One can be seen when travelling downstream in Main Street’s traffic flow. The other is tucked away and visible when looking upstream.


TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox                                                                                                                     

Recording artist Mickey Barnett was persuaded to croon a song or two during the Sullivan County Museum’s First Sunday Music and History Program in Hurleyville, NY.

                   

Spring forward, fall back

It’s that time of year again. As Old Man Winter considers taking a back seat, the weather vacillates, see-sawing from mild to wild. It’s below 30 as I write this, but we’re expecting near 60 by the time The River Reporter hits


Photo contributed by the Wayne County Historical Society

Company M of the 17th Cavalry was made up of Wayne County recruits, mostly from Salem Township.

Honesdale businessman commanded locally-recruited cavalry

Company M, part of the 162nd Pennsylvania Regiment (17th Cavalry), was recruited in Wayne County—mostly in Salem Township—in the summer and autumn of 1862. It was commanded by Captain Coe Durland, who ended the Civil War as a lieutenant colonel and went on to become one of the most successful businessmen in Wayne County history.

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