a wooden cross and star in a yard with a sign that says "Honesdale Strong"

TRR photo by Elizabeth Lepro 

Robin and Bill Hamilton, of Honesdale, put this display up in their yard immediately after hearing about the letter from the FFRF.   

What is the FFRF anyway?

HONESDALE, PA — Not much in recent news has inflamed the emotions of so many Honesdale locals as a June complaint letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).

TRR photo by David Hulse

Report co-researcher and author Michele Archie prefaced the National Parks and Conservation Association  report at Honesdale’s Cooperage last Thursday afternoon. Archie previously worked on the National Geographic Geotourism program and Scenic Wild Delaware River, and is a principal at the San Francisco-based Harbinger Consultancy.

Reporting on the health of the river valley

HONESDALE, PA — Local governments and civic organizations discuss at almost every meeting how the Upper Delaware Valley is doing and where its economy should be heading.

TRR photo by David Hulse

Pictured seated are Susan Dvorin, left, Marianne O’Brien, rural advocate for Victims Intervention Program (VIP) Wayne and Pike counties; Michele Minor Wolf, executive director of VIP; Keith Williams, VIP board president; Debbie Cosentino; and Mary Ann Reynolds. Standing are Commissioner Wendell Kay, left; Diana Olivas; District Attorney Pat Robinson; Beth Raff; Kerri Esselman; Commissioner Joe Adams; Darcy Simonelli; Linda Moran; Randi Bannon; Lt. Rob Langmans, Honesdale Police Department; Linda Gardepe; and Commissioner Brian Smith.

Domestic violence awareness month

HONESDALE, PA — Staff from the Wayne County Victims’ Intervention Program (VIP), the Wayne District Attorney’s office and local police appeared at the October 11 meeting of the Wayne commissioners as the panel approved a proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Screen still from one of the spooky movies in Honesdale’s Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival No. 5.

Spooky movies back in town

HONESDALE, PA — The Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival No. 5 will take place on Saturday, October 20 at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the shows start at 8 p.m. The short films are locally and internationally produced. Tickets cost $25 and are available online at canaltown552.com/shop.

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Rotary International Flavors Dinner

HONESDALE, PA — The Honesdale Rotary’s biggest annual fundraiser, its International Flavors Dinner, will take place on Saturday, November 3 at Honesdale High School from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy food from Mexico, India, Italy and many more countries cooked up by local restaurants and Rotarians. There will also be a basket raffle.

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‘Across the Delaware’

HONESDALE, PA — An exhibit titled “Across The Delaware” will be shown on Honesdale’s Second Saturday, October 13, at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. from 12 noon to 8 p.m. It will feature the works of Delaware Valley regional artists, curated by the Wayne County Arts Alliance, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and The Cooperage.



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