‘Grease’ is the word at Honesdale High School and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community February 17 to 23

Posted 2/17/22

‘Grease’ is the word at Honesdale High School

HONESDALE, PA — Dust off a leather jacket, pull on bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time during the Honesdale High School …

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‘Grease’ is the word at Honesdale High School and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community February 17 to 23

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‘Grease’ is the word at Honesdale High School

HONESDALE, PA — Dust off a leather jacket, pull on bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time during the Honesdale High School musical production of “Grease.”

It takes place at the Honesdale Performing Arts Center on the campus of Honesdale High School (HHS).  

The show opens on Friday, February 18 and runs through Sunday, February 20. Performance times begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

“Grease,” written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, features the songs from the hit movie. Those songs include “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and many more.

John Rodriguez stars as Danny and Maria Kannebecker as Sandy.

The musical is directed and produced by Scott D. Miller; Martha Curtis is the musical director.

Regular tickets cost $10, tickets for people age 62 and up cost $9, student tickets and those for children ages three to five cost $5. The production is recommended for ages 10 and up.

All guests entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket and are encouraged to wear a mask per our COVID-19 guidelines.

Reserved seating tickets are on sale now. Purchase them at https://www.honesdalepac.com, or call the Honesdale Performing Arts box office at 570/251-9831.

Past Elks exalted ruler Ronni Scannell, foreground, current exalted ruler Mike Brennan and Maggie Sheerer, chair of the Queen of Hearts, sort donated winter coats.
Past Elks exalted ruler Ronni Scannell, foreground, current exalted ruler Mike Brennan and Maggie Sheerer, chair of the Queen of Hearts, sort donated …

Monti Elks help kids, vets and the homeless

MONTICELLO, NY — Elks Lodge #1544 has been  assisting those in need in the community. The organization used a $3,500 Elks National Foundation grant to purchase over one hundred winter coats for kids in the Monticello and Fallsburg school districts. The lodge also used a $2,500 grant to supply 50 local veterans with boxes of food.

An additional $2,000 donation was given to the county Federation for the Homeless.

For information about the Monticello Elks, call exalted ruler Mike Brennan at 914/799-5129.

The culinary team from A Single Bite was one of the Sullivan County organizations participating in HV Gives.
The culinary team from A Single Bite was one of the Sullivan County organizations participating in HV Gives.

Registration open for Hudson Valley Gives

NEW YORK REGION — The pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the ability of nonprofits to host the traditional in-person events that brought in funds for the year.

So the timing couldn’t be better for the launch of Hudson Valley Gives, said Nicole Feller Lee, director of development and communications for the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.

Hudson Valley Gives is a one-day, 24-hour online day of giving. This year, it will take place on May 18.

Over the last six years, Hudson Valley Gives has supported hundreds of nonprofits in seven Hudson Valley counties by raising more than $2 million, Lee said. All donations received at HVGives.org are deposited directly into each participating organization’s bank account.

“Nonprofits in the region need a way to reach the generous base of online donors who wish to support their important work, and Hudson Valley Gives provides that platform,” she said.

Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in or serving the Hudson Valley—as well as charitable funds at local community foundations—may participate in Hudson Valley Gives. To register, visit https://www.HVGives.org.

For more information on how to participate in Hudson Valley Gives, email Lee at Nicole@cfosny.org.

Grants available from the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund at Greater Pike

 MILFORD, PA — Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants from the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund, part of the Greater Pike Community Foundation.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4.

Three $1,000 grants will be awarded. Completed grant applications must be received by 5 p.m.

This annual program funds eligible local nonprofit community organizations. That includes groups that offer innovative ideas for improving our quality of life in areas such as arts and culture programs, or other programs that support basic human needs, health, education or families; or that care for the environment.

When applying, indicate on the application that it is for the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund. Prior Greater Pike grant recipients must be up to date in all grant reporting requirements from previous grant cycles by the deadline or their application will not be considered.

For information about the Barbara J. Buchanan Fund grants, call Greater Pike Foundation grants committee member Maryanne Monte at 570/296-5420 or email her at mamonte1@hotmail.com.

For more information contact executive director Jenni Hamill by phone at 570/832-4686, by email at jennihamill@greaterpike.org, or visit https://www.greaterpike.org. Their Facebook site is GreaterPike.

Farmers care about the desperate need in our communities. Pictured are Western Wayne senior Zoey Goldman, left; Farmers Care coordinator Carole Grodack; food pantry director Sharon Herzog; volunteer Mary Murray and Joyce Carson, Farm Bureau secretary.
Farmers care about the desperate need in our communities. Pictured are Western Wayne senior Zoey Goldman, left; Farmers Care coordinator Carole …

Farmers care in Wayne and Pike

NORTHEAST PA — A cooperative effort between the Western Wayne National Honor Society and the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau yielded a $1,000 donation to the Honesdale Emergency Pantry.

The pantry works with local agencies such as the Victim’s Intervention Program and the Area Agency on Aging to provide emergency supplies to families in urgent need. The pantry operates only with donations, and those are given by churches, organizations and by  individuals.

National Honor Society students collected approximately $800 worth of non-perishable food items for the Farm Bureau’s Farmers Care program.

The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau added a check for $200 to assist volunteers in purchasing needed supplies that typically run low.

Farmers Care is about the commitment of farmers to producing healthy and affordable food for our communities, a spokesperson for the Farm Bureau noted. For more information about the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau, visit the group’s website at https://pfb.com/wayne-pike/.

Fly Fest is back

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Fly tyers will gather for Fly Fest 2022. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, at the Wulff Gallery, part of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.

Experienced and new fly tyers can meet and tie alongside some of today’s modern and traditional Catskill-style fly tyers.

“Or you can watch as they weave their magic of fur and feathers on steel,” according to museum staff.

Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all attendees.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and kids can attend free of charge.

Registration is required. For more information, visit https://www.cffcm.com.

Artists pose in front of Honesdale's Great Wall.
Artists pose in front of Honesdale's Great Wall.

Paint the Great Wall

HONESDALE, PA — The deadline is fast approaching. The Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) deadline to create a panel for the Great Wall of Honesdale, that is.

The theme for 2022 is “Illumination,” and how an artist defines it is left up to them.

Artists from all backgrounds and ages are encouraged to submit their work.

This year’s edition of the Great Wall will premiere in June, and the 12 panels will be on display for a year. Artists are featured on the Wall’s website at thegreatwallof

honesdale.com, and will include a link to the artist’s personal website or social media.

Non-members of the WCAA have an entrance fee that costs $10 for one entry, $15 for two entries and $20 for three entries.

You may become a new member in order to waive this fee. The entrance fee can be paid online at https://www.waynecountyartsalliance.org/the-great-wall-of-honesdale/.  

The deadline for entry is midnight on Sunday, February 20. Chosen artists will be notified on Monday, March 7.

Due to a sponsorship by the Honesdale Jaycees, the entry fee is waived for Wayne County high school and middle school students.

For the remaining requirements, visit the WCAA at https://waynecountyartsalliance.org/the-great-wall-of-honesdale/.

For questions, email Maggie Fuller and Phyllis Chekenian at greatwallentry@gmail.com with plenty of time before the deadline. 

‘Vagina Monologues’ at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The SUNY Sullivan theater program is holding a new performance of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday, February 11 at 8 p.m. in SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theatre.

Directed by Payton Powell and Janine Grim, all proceeds from the production will go to Fearless Hudson Valley, a local organization dedicated, according to a press release, to building a “more informed, just and accountable society free from abuse, exploitation, and oppression.”

The performance is a part of the One Billion Rising 2022 campaign. Founded in 2012 by Ensler, One Billion Rising was created to raise awareness of violence against women.

For more information on the performance, email Jessica López-Barkl at jbarkl@sunysullivan.edu.

To learn more about One Billion Rising, visit https://www.eveensler.org.

Poets apply

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan Public Library Alliance is seeking a poet laureate for the upcoming 2022/2023 term. Poets laureate promote “the spirit of Sullivan County” and help increase public appreciation in children and adults for the reading and writing of poetry. This is a one-year appointment with a modest stipend.

To be eligible, applicants must reside in Sullivan County full- or part-time, have a body of literary work and be available for year-round engagements for the duration of a one-year appointment. The term lasts from May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.

The deadline for applications is midnight, March 31. The winner will be announced on April 30 at a public ceremony.

For more information, visit Facebook at Sullivan County Poet Laureate. Applications are available at any Sullivan County public library.

Go for a run or walk at SnO&W Fun

LIBERTY, NY — It’s happening, snow or shine.

The second annual SnO&W Fun run/walk begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 26 at the O&W Rail Trail.

People of all ages can join the race, which extends three miles, round trip. The starting line will be at the O&W trailhead on Hill Street and State Street.

A shorter “fun run” of approximately one mile is also available.

Refreshments will be served by Liberty Middle School students to help support their eighth-grade class fundraiser.

Dogs may join, but must be leashed.

Fortress Bikes will have snowshoes available at the site to try out.

The event is free of charge, and is made possible by Sullivan 180, Sullivan Renaissance, the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail Alliance, Sullivan County Planning, the Town and Village of Liberty and Fortress Bikes.

Registration is requested; visit https://www.Sullivan180.org to sign up or learn more.

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