Pennsylvania


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.


Photo from Pixabay

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.


Photos contributed by Chip Forelli
Pheasant woman: This 1920 photo of Dora Miller, from Lewistown, PA, was taken for the magazine Game News

because the turkey was so large. Miller is Robert Evans’ cousin’s great-grandmother, and he brought the photo to Forelli

to have it restored. 

Restoring the past

HONESDALE, PA — In the original photograph, Dora Miller looks proud of the large bird she’s holding in her left hand, as she props herself up with a rifle in her right.


Japanese knotweed is one of the most prevalent invasive plants impacting the Upper Delaware River region. Its showy white flowers and bamboo-like stalks make this abundant invasive easy to recognize.

Invasives and climate change

Were you aware that Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has developed a plan addressing climate change in the commonwealth?

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