Photo provided by the Wayne County Historical Society
Butternut Creek Bridge, Sterling Township

Looking Back

In 1798, five townships—Buckingham, Canaan, Damascus, Mount Pleasant and Palmyra—became the new Wayne County. Salem Township was formed from Canaan, and Sterling township was split off from Salem in 1815. The new township initially included present-day Dreher and Lehigh Townships. Capt.

Photo contributed by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy

Delaware Highlands Conservancy to celebrate 25th anniversary

HAWLEY, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy invites the public to Silver Birches Waterfront to celebrate its 25th anniversary at the 12th annual Foods of the Delaware Highlands Dinner on Saturday, April 27. The evening will begin with a wine tasting and silent auction at 5:30 with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.

Photo from the Lackawaxen Food Hub's Facebook page. 

All in the hub

The opening of the Catskills Food Hub bodes well for the Sullivan County food system—producers, consumers and suppliers alike.

Photo provided by the Wayne County Historical Society

Looking Back

Although Philip Hone became a symbol of upper class New York City, his life began in 1780 as the younger son of a poor carpenter. At the age of 16, he joined his brother’s auctioneering business. By the time he was 35, it had made him a very wealthy man, enabling him to retire at the age of 41.

Photo provided by the Basket Historical Society
John Snavely, left, and Charles Clark, with Billie Clark in the window, on opening day April 1, 1935. The note on the photo says “freezing.” The buttons on the men’s hats are their NY State fishing licenses.

Looking Back

Federal fishing regulations have existed since the 1800s, and unofficial protections date back even further to the Colonial Era, when European settlers set catch limits and gear limits for spawning periods.



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