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Honesdale news

There are so many great things happening in our little Honesdale. The sun has peeked its head out from behind the rain clouds; this is the time of year where things start rolling, and it is so hard to choose what to do each day of the week.

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Ilya Yakushev


MILFORD, PA — Ilya Yakushev, an award-winning pianist and recording artist, will perform music by Beethoven, Liszt, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky at the Milford Theatre on May 18 at the Milford Theatre. While he is playing, a slideshow will feature Old Masters paintings that relate to each piece. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m.

TRR photos by Hunter Hill

This little guy was a pleasure to meet, and we helped him on his way to water by bypassing a pesky fence.

Turtles, trout, bears—oh my!

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you seem to run into more wildlife than you normally do, particularly wildlife that you rarely ever see? I had one of those weeks and, as usual, I count myself blessed for the rare opportunities that have been afforded me.

Prepare to become hotter, wetter

The roads in Pennsylvania are a mess this spring. Part of that probably has to do with the record-breaking weather events the state suffered last summer and winter. The summer produced the most rainfall for the season ever recorded in the state and the state’s infrastructure took a beating.

Photo provided by the Wayne County Historical Society

Courthouse war: Part one

To the dismay of the citizens of Bethany, the original county seat, Honesdale became the county seat of Wayne County in 1841. By 1843, a new courthouse had been built in the borough. However, within 30 years, judges and grand juries had declared the courthouse too small, badly ventilated and altogether unsatisfactory.

TRR photo by  David Hulse
Commissioner Wendell Kay, left, Pike-Wayne Parkinson’s Disease awareness advocates Roland Grote and Eric Linde, commissioners Brian Smith and Joe Adams pose at the Wayne meeting.

Wayne focuses on Parkinson’s

HONESDALE, PA — If you think that a drug called levodopa is something that illegal drug users buy in dark alleys, you are about to have your awareness about Parkinson’s disease expanded.

Contributed photo by David B. Soete 
Following the keynote address by U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-8) at the Upper Delaware Council’s 31st Annual Awards Ceremony on April 28 at Central House Family Resort, UDC Executive Director Laurie Ramie presented him with a framed photo of Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct taken by David B. Soete of Honesdale to display in his new Hawley District Office.

UDC honors officials, residents

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Council’s 31st Annual Awards Ceremony on April 28 at Central House Family Resort in Beach Lake recognized the following people: U.S.



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