STEAMPUNK HONESDALE

SteampunkLogo19A Celebration of Our Industrial Heritage

Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15

The Greater Honesdale Partnership invites you to attend Steampunk Honesdale – A Celebration of Our Industrial Heritage on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, 2019. Planned events for all ages, such as themed train excursions, speeders, costume parade, tea dueling competitions, phonofiddle, ring of fire demonstration, historical tours and music. Many vendors will be selling their wares along Main Street. Festivities will be from 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday. Sponsors include: President Circle; Honesdale National Bank, Platinum; Dime Bank, Bronze, Honesdale Greenhouse, Supported by; Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and Wayne County Tourism.

The Stourbridge Line has a full schedule starting Friday, September 13 with Rails & Ales, Saturday, September 14, Big Sky TRAIN-IN Movie Theatre, Speeders & Ring of Fire.

Tickets & more information can be found at  www.thestourbridgeline.net.  Stop at the station on Saturday, September 14, 9 AM – Noon to take a short trip in a restored speeder. These speeders or “motorcars” were used by railroads as track inspection vehicles.  These little vehicles are almost like a go-cart that rides on rails.  The Stourbridge Line also will be hosting a Ring of Fire demonstration, held at the Wayne County Visitors Center. The Ring of Fire is like changing a tire on a train but heated up to over 350 degrees. The kids will love it!

Want to duel? Would you like to resolve any differences in a genteel manner? The gentle art of Tea Dueling is a sport for all ages. There will be two duels a day at Honesdale Greenhouse at 11 AM and 2 PM. Prizes awarded to duel winners. Arrive 30 minutes prior to participate. The martial brew and biscuits will be provided.

Things to do downtown include Historical Society museum open Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. and Sunday Noon to 4 PM. The Old Stone Jail will open from 10 AM to 1 PM. Maybe you will bump into our very own Phono-fiddle player as he strolls the streets offering music from a time long ago.

Second Saturday will be in full swing. Like their Facebook page and check out their interactive map for scheduled events.

While Honesdale is an extremely accessible town, scooter rentals are available at

Stephens Pharmacy/NE Med-Equip, call 570-253-7700 for more information.

Check out www.VisitHonesdalePa.com often for more updates and upcoming events.

HAWLEY HARVEST HOEDOWN

HHHPageSept19Hawley’s longest running seasonal festival returns.

On Saturday, October 5th, families, friends and visitors will gather in the charming town of Hawley, PA, for the town’s longest running seasonal festival, The Hawley Harvest Hoedown. This event has something for everyone including cider tastings, brews, contests, demonstrations, family activities, crafts, day and night entertainment, fresh locally grown foods, and local business specials.

A recent addition to the festivities is a fall crawl beer tour which will take place over the entire Hawley Harvest Hoedown weekend. Participants win a commemorative beer mug upon completion of the fall crawl. Fall Crawl Beer Tour cards will be available at participating bars and at the Wallenpaupack Visitor’s Center.

This year also marks the third annual Hawley Hoedown bluegrass and folk concert at the Ritz Company Playhouse, produced by the Downtown Hawley Partnership. Headlining this year’s talent is Po’Ramblin’ Boys, from Nashville, TN, a knock your boots off, hard-driving, traditional bluegrass band with national and international awards dripping from their ears. Also featured in this triple bill is Colebrook Road, whose regional prowess made it all the way up the national Bluegrass Today’s top ten charts and The Dishonest Fiddlers, a local Americana-Roots band featuring clever songwriting by a few of the northeast’s finest caliber musicians . “Every year, we try to top what we did last year, and I have to say, I think we’re definitely doing it again this year,” says concert organizer, Jill Carletti. She continues, “I expect the whole day will be fantastic. Our charming Hawley, PA is a perfect place for a fall festival and a foot-stomping bluegrass-folk concert.”

Many other Hawley Harvest Hoedown favorite activities will also be returning this year, including the petting zoo, fall craft vendors, and popular food vendors. For years, visitors and residents have enjoyed the beautifully decorated streets, the festive shop fronts, all against the backdrop of Hawley’s mountainous fall foliage. This not-to-be-missed event starts at 10:00 am on Saturday.

For more information on the festival or to purchase concert tickets, please visit

www.hawleyharvesthoedown.com. For help purchasing tickets to the concert, please call (570) 588-8077.

The Downtown Hawley Partnership is comprised of area businesses, organizations and individuals working together to bring cohesiveness, aesthetics and structure to the grown and development of downtown Hawley.

ROD OF IRON FREEDOM FESTIVAL

FREEDOMFLAG_thumbnailCelebrating America’s Freedom, Faith & Family

Patriots from around the country and region will be gathering to attend the largest ever “open carry” 2nd amendment festival in American history in Pike County, PA, October 12-13, 2019. The rally is expected to draw 3,000 participants to the Kahr Arms/Tommy Gun Warehouse property in Greeley, PA.  “By celebrating the 2nd amendment, we recognize and cherish all of America’s freedoms.” says Justin Moon, CEO and founder of Kahr Arms Firearms Group.  Sponsored by Kahr Arms and Rod of Iron Ministries, admission is free.

By registering on line, attendees will automatically be entered in the Gold Tommy Gun Giveaway Raffle.

Conservative pro-constitution patriot, Mark Keith Robinson, Benghazi Warrior John “Tig” Tiegen and Gun Owners of America Executive VP John Velleco, along with Navy Seal and founder of Vets 4 Child Rescue, Craig “Sawman” Sawyer will all be on hand as well Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb, and H. J. Sean Moon, founder of Rod of Iron Ministries.

From 10 AM and to 8 PM, each day there will be 2 gun auctions (4 in all), plus mixed martial arts/BJJ demonstration and shooting skills contests featuring high- end, specialty guns such as the infamous “Tommy Gun,” produced by Kahr Arms. Ninja training, educational seminars, an art show with entries from all over the world highlighting “the God-given right to bear arms” and a concealed carry fashion show along with many other fun activities will offer plenty to keep all ages entertained. There will be over 30 vendor booths and a unique selection of food offerings.

Live music will be provided by “Madison Rising.”

ROI Freedom Awards will be presented to those who have been leaders in promoting the Right to Bear Arms on a national, state and local level.

There will also be a book signing event by HJ Sean Moon for his new book, “Our Father Forsaken: The Abandonment of the Old and New Testament.” Dr. Paul Williams writes: “Bold and forceful in its condemnation of contemporary religion, “Our Father Forsaken” is a meticulous work of scholarship that may cause “progressive” scholars to lose control of their sphincter muscles, but it demands the attention of all Jews and Christians who seek the unadulterated truth.”

For more details: www.rodofironfreedomfestival.org

 

FAIR WARNING

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POCONO MOUNTAIN HIGH

PocMtHigh_WMHAuxAug19The songs of country music legend John Denver, such as Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song and Sunshine on My Shoulders, will come alive at Woodloch Pines’ Night Club this September 8th, when acclaimed tribute artist Jim Curry takes the stage for the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Curry has drawn remarkable reviews for his uncanny talent for mirroring both Denver’s voice and the late singer’s clean-cut boyish looks.  Curry sang some of Denver’s most popular songs in the CBS made for TV movie “Take Me Home, the John Denver Story.”   He often plays with former Denver bandmates. One of them, guitar player Pete Huttlinger, describes Curry as “a real trip down memory lane.”

The hospital Auxiliary has a proven track record of bringing solid tribute talent to the area since 2013, including Terry Dixon singing Patsy Cline songs, Shawn Klush as Elvis Presley, Pat Farrell honoring Billy Joel and an Eagles’ homage band.  “We do a lot of research ahead of time,” says Martha Wilson, concert committee. “We go to the artist’s concerts whenever we can and report back—we have to like what we see and hear!”

After John Denver’s unexpected death in 1997 and the CBS movie experience that sought to fill the void, Curry decided to produce full–length John Denver tribute concerts.  Denver’s music is often described as hopeful and caring, particularly about the environment. Curry agrees. “These songs blend the images of our natural earth with a love for each other as people. The care you give to someone you love is the best care. Making that connection to our earth and to each other is the goal.”

The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has been supporting the hospital since the first patient was admitted almost 100 years ago.  Through numerous fundraising operations, such as the tribute concerts, the annual Mistletoe Ball, uniform sales, the Other Shops in Honesdale and Hawley and holiday bake sales, the Auxiliary has helped Wayne Memorial advance on many fronts. Auxiliary funds helped purchase a mammography van, helped build a helipad to support the hospital’s successful application for Level IV Trauma certification, and contributed to the purchase of a state-of-the art nurse call system for the new patient tower.

“This year’s fundraising events will help us fulfill a $600,000 pledge to the hospital’s Second Century Fund over the next five years,” says Diane Fox, concert committee. Named in honor of Wayne Memorial’s centennial in 2020, the fund is a drive to raise monies to continue to staff and equip the hospital’s new patient tower.  It will be used to recruit and retain providers, which will include the purchase of advanced technology and information systems.

“We now have a newly renovated hospital, and we want to maintain and enhance the quality of care in the years to come,” says Wilson. “We cannot take for granted how fortunate we are to have a progressive, non-profit, hospital serving our community.”

The Jim Curry show kicks off at 4pm; doors open at 3pm.  Tickets are $40 and may be purchased by calling Joan at 570-226-9750.  Open seating and cash bar.

“Want some ‘Sunshine on your shoulders?’” Wilson says with a smile, “Come see Jim Curry—you’ll be beaming!”

 

Bottom Photo WMH Auxiliary concert committee, seated left to right: Diane Fox, Martha Wilson, Karen Hermey, Katy Wood, Linda Wlock, Kathie Carlson. Standing: Keta and Steve Kaminsky, Shirley Herr, Joan Buehl,  Opal Hocker.