Hawley Farmer’s Market

Hawley Farmer's MarketIn my traveling experience, most small towns that have a Farmer’s Market are places worth visiting. It demonstrates that the community understands the value of promoting the bounty of the region and the economic benefits of shopping locally. Kudos to Wanda Eisenhauer and Susie George, the leaders of the Hawley Farmer’s Market, along with the more than 20 farmers and six producers who have made the commitment to be there every week.

The Hawley Farmer’s Market is in the coolest location in town – at Bingham Park, right next to the town icon, a 1920’s bandstand. It is also next to a really great kids playground. You can buy ice cream from Creamworks, where they make ice cream from their own cows. Then, send the kids off to climb and swing while you shop.

On a recent trip to the market, I had a list of products needed to complete a menu for a dinner party. I was amazed at how much I was able to purchase there from cilantro to beets and tomatoes and blueberries. There are at least four produce vendors and shockingly they do not mimic each other’s wares. Not to mention the bread from Myrtle Avenue Bakery – oh wow! This is truly an artisan bakery with an amazing variety of bread and baked goods. Quails are Us provides eggs and meats of superior quality.

There are products from the fields and woods – oh, the mushrooms! And soaps with scents, and other high-quality vendors in wood.

The place is packed – every Friday in season from 2:00 – 5:30 PM. If you haven’t been there you need to go.

Learn more about the Hawley Farmer’s Market on their dedicated Facebook page. Or, to learn more about member events and things to enjoy in Hawley, PA visit our events page.

Congrats Hawley, you are a super little town with a great Farmer’s Market!

 – The Happy Wanderer
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Oct 14 | The Hawley Harvest Hoedown

Haywagon Rides at the Hawley Harvest Hoedown

Haywagon Rides at the Hawley Harvest Hoedown

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017, get into the spirit of fall and dive into a colorful pile of festive activities and autumn beauty during Hawley’s longest running seasonal festival!

Want to get involved?

The Hawley Harvest Hoedown has something for everyone, including games, brews, contests, demonstrations, family activities, crafts, day and night entertainment, fresh locally grown foods,  local business specials and so much more on the main and side streets of Hawley beginning at 10 am. Attending the festival is free and open to the public, but some activities have a fee. Continue reading below to learn more,

New to 2017’s 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.

Hawley Harvest Hoedown Pumpkin Decorating

Pumpkin Decorating at the Hawley Harvest Hoedown

Many other Hawley Harvest Hoedown favorite activities will also be returning this year, including the petting zoo, hay rides, and pumpkin painting. 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.

The Evening Bluegrass & Folk Concert

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 Driftwood, from Binghamton, New York, a bluegrass fusion band with a rock ‘n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Showcasing their unique version of bluegrass music will be Mountain Ride from Great Valley of south-central Pennsylvania, and Colebrook Road, winners of the 2016 D. C. Bluegrass Union’s Mid Atlantic Bluegrass band contest. Christopher Kearney, lead vocalist, and guitarist from the Coal Town Rounders will emcee for the evening. Learn more about the concert and purchase tickets! Watch the official Hawley Harvest Hoedown Bluegrass & Folk Concert promo video for 2017 below!

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Hawley Harvest Hoedown Bluegrass & Folk Concert

Keystone Street moments before the Hawley Harvest Hoedown Bluegrass & Folk Concert begins at the Ritz Theater

Tickets for the concert may be purchased via the button above or they may also be purchased in person at Doodles & Such located at 121 Main Ave, Hawley, PA 18428. When purchasing with cash or check in person, the additional appx. $2 online ticketing fee is avoided.

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New Banners in Hawley!

Come check out Hawley’s new banners! Thank you to the Wayne County Community Foundation for the grant, which enabled us to design, print and install these beautiful new banners! Thank you to C&C Equipment, our marketing committee volunteers and to Scott Mead for installing!

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Wally Lake Fest | Aug 25-27, 2017

The 8th Annual Wally Lake Fest is just a few weeks away and local residents and visitors are looking forward to celebrating the good times of summer on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack with many activities from sailboat rides and a boat parade to an open market fair and a tour de towpath bike ride.

Wally Lake Fest takes place August 25th through the 27th. Families and friends attend the action packed event celebrating this scenic lake and all it has to offer. The festival gives people the opportunity to have a blast out on the water and on dry land. It’s also an ideal way to spend the last summer weekend together before back to school and the Labor Day holiday.

With many events offered at different locations, festival-goers may wonder how they can easily make it from one to the next without concerning themselves with searching for parking spots at each place. While a variety of activities are within walking distance of each other, there are some that require a short drive.

Wally Lake Fest is proudly hosted by the Downtown Hawley Partnership and presented by Lighthouse Harbor Marina.

For more information, pick up a Wally Lake Fest brochure available at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center and other area businesses. The brochure lists the complete schedule of events for the entire weekend.

Additional details and daily updates are posted on the Facebook page and on the Wally Lake Fest website

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Hawley BikeShare

Hawley BikeShare is a community based bike share program brought to you by the Downtown Hawley Partnership and the generous support of our local businesses. Bikes are loaned out, free of charge!

Purchased through the generosity of the members of the Downtown Hawley Partnership, these 12 new bicycles are available in two sizes, in both men and women’s styles, and are geared for ease of use. Bikes will be available at four convenient locations throughout Hawley:

    • AM Skier Insurance
    • The Settlers Inn
    • The Ledges Hotel
    • Lake Region Fitness at the Hawley Silk Mill

The bikes come complete with a helmet, lock, and removable basket for carrying purchases from local shops.

Hawley BikeShare is designed to encourage people to explore all the community has to offer; to visit the local businesses and explore a little further afield. Biking provides a connection to the community and to the natural beauty of the area. And because it’s people-powered, it’s a sustainable – and healthy – way to see the sights. Recapture the joy of biking you had as a child, or perhaps join your kids for a family outing.

The rules are simple. An interested individual simply provides a copy of his or her driver’s license (or other photo ID), signs a waiver and rental agreement holding the Partnership harmless in the event of injury and accepting responsibility for the cost of any and all damages. Bicycles need to be returned by dusk the same day. Though rentals are initially limited to those over 18 years of age, depending on the response, the program may be extended in the future to those over 16 years of age.

BikeShare Rules & Regulations

1. Cyclists must be 18 years or older.
2. Hawley BikeShare Rental Agreement and Liability Release must
be completely filled out and signed.
3. Hawley BikeShare operates from dawn until dusk. Program will not
operate during inclement weather.
4. Borrower is responsible for all damages, including but not limited
to :

  • Stolen bike or parts
  • Flat tire or bent rim
  • Any other damage that makes bike inoperable

5. Any Borrower not returning bicycle or equipment by dusk will be
reported to Hawley Police Department and subject to fines.
6. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Helmets and locks are provided.
7. Bicycles are vehicles and should act and be treated as such on roadway. Laws that apply to motorists apply to bicyclists as well. Pennsylvania Bicycle Driver’s Manual is available online here –> www.tinyurl.com/BicycleManual

BikeShare Information

Hawley BikeShare is a community based bike share program brought to you by the Downtown Hawley Partnership and the generous support of our local businesses. Bikes are loaned out, free of charge!

What do I need?
You must be 18 years old and have a current, valid driver’s license or
state issued photo ID.

Where do I borrow the bike?
Bikes are available at various locations around town for your
convenience:

– The AM Skier Insurance Agency at 209 Main Avenue
– Lake Region Fitness, Hawley Silk Mill at 8 Silk Mill Drive
– The Ledges Hotel at 119 Falls Avenue
– The Settlers Inn at 4 Main Avenue

Where can I ride the bike?
Wherever you choose, as long as you are not trespassing.

How long can I use the bike?
Bike must be returned on the same day as borrowed.

Can I reserve a bike to use?
Bikes are available on a first come first served basis. Bikes are available in both men and women configurations and in two sizes.

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Hawley Earthfest

www.hawleyearthfest.com/

 

The Downtown Hawley Partnership in cooperation with PPL Wallenpaupack Learning Center, Delaware Highlands Conservancy, AMSkier, Pike County Conservation District, PMVB Visitor Center, NEWE, Harmony Presents and Woodloch are pleased to announce the first annual Hawley Earthfest. The event will take place the weekend of April 25-27, 2014.

The PPL Wallenpaupack Learning Center has been providing conservation awareness, education and family fun since 1998. Their annual Pike-Wayne Earth Day Festival is held the weekend following Earth Day so as not to compete with the exciting offerings at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) located in Bushkill. In an effort to better coordinate their community programs, AMSkier offered its assistance to expand this local event. Joining with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and the Pike County Conservation District, the committee grew quickly gathering support from local businesses, organizations and caring neighbors.

“We are thrilled to see Hawley elevate its awareness and stewardship of our environment. We have long wanted to include a Species Parade but needed the additional manpower to dedicate the time to organize such a large event. If you’ve never seen one, be prepared to laugh and learn, “says Jenna Wayne, Education and Public Outreach Coordinator for PPL Wallenpaupack Learning Center.

Hawley Mayor Kevin Hawk added, “Working with these outstanding groups and individuals has created a very special event for everyone in Hawley, the surrounding areas and visitors. It’s a true reflection of the wonderful spirit of community and appreciation of nature.”

The event kicks off Friday at 2pm with the return of the Hawley Farmer’s Market in Bingham Park. Children’s activities are scheduled in the Gazebo. A photo exhibit, “Not All Who Wander Are Lost,” opens at Roots Yoga on Main Street. A variety of comedy and music events will be presented at several locations.

Saturday is a big day for Earthfest, beginning with the Species Parade! Gather your friends and come dressed as your favorite “species.” Groups and organizations are encouraged to participate. To pre-register for the parade, go to: www.hawleyspeciesparade.eventbrite.com. Pre-parade events and activities begin at 9am at the Hawley Senior Center. Meet at Bingham Park to begin the parade at 10am. Check out the HawleyEarthfest.com website for costume suggestions.

The PPL Wallenpaupack Learning Center opens its doors at 10am through 3pm. Experts in gardening, composting, stewardship, eagles and so much more are on hand with information and demonstrations. Parade costume awards will be presented at 12pm. The LMIT Paupack Waves will receive a proclamation and plaque for their invention of an electric generator powered by waves at 12:30pm. The Every Drop Counts! Rain Barrel Silent Auction will be on display from 10-1:45. Winners will be announced at 2pm – you must be present to win. Also happening is the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Silent Auction featuring local businesses and products – winners will be notified. The Hawley Library will be presenting a variety of activities throughout the day. Join the merriment at the Hotel Belvedere Block Party from 2-6. The fun continues into great evening entertainment and dining throughout Hawley including Harmony Presents, The Boathouse Restaurant, Ehrhardt’s, Woodloch and more.

Sunday hosts the springtime Tour d’Towpath bike ride. Registration begins at 9am at NEWE on Rt 6 next to Wayne Bank. Enjoy a yoga warm-up with Roots Yoga. Once the bike-ride starts (if you are not bike riding) head on over to Roots Yoga on Main Street for a full complimentary yoga class. Visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Field Office in Lackawaxen for eagle exhibits and a short video. The Lake Wallenpaupack Visitor Center is open, scopes are available for wildlife viewing, and you are invited to enjoy the beautiful nature trails along the lake.

“Partnering has allowed this event to grow in a truly organic way. It’s a fine complement to our Winterfest and end of summer Lakefest. This is a great way to celebrate the charm and natural beauty of Hawley,” says Simon Knox on behalf of the Downtown Hawley Partnership.

We will continue to add activities, events, happenings and special offers between now and April 25th.  Be sure to visit www.HawleyEarthfest.com for the latest information. Or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HawleyEarthfest. To stay current on all local happenings, be sure to sign up for the VisitHawleyPA.com emails.

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WAYNE PIKE ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM HONORS STUDENTS AND TUTORS

The Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program (WPALP) held its annual recognition  luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church in Hawley, PA on October 19, 2013.

Board President, Annette Petry gave the welcoming address. Fourteen new tutors were introduced to the program this year. Volunteers celebrating over fifty hours of service include: Denise Dallons and Bill Moulton. Volunteers celebrating over 100 hours of service:  Helen Adams, Jim Broughton, Carol Martinkovitch, Alice Molampy, Larry Sheets, Victoria Smith and Gloria Talman. Special recognition to Rhoda Barr with over 500 hours of service; Diane Gaffney with over 750 volunteer hours; Jean Kammer with over 1500 hours of service; and Annette Petry contributing over 2,500 volunteer hours.

Senator Lisa Baker’s office awarded the Hours Award Certificates to tutors to show appreciation and continuous support for the importance of the literacy program.

Volunteers celebrating five years of service: Midge Curreri, Sandy Meagher and Pat Ware.

Joan Smith was named Tutor of the Year – 2013. Joan joined WPALP in the fall of 2008. She is a retired Physics teacher after seventeen years teaching in the Wayne Highlands School District.  Joan has tutored more than fifteen students in educational skills improvement for GED prep.  Her patience, perseverance and dedication along with her expertise in basic and advanced Math is why Joan is the ideal recipient for this year’s Tutor of the Year.

WPALP Board of Directors: Annette Petry, President; Sandra Lefort, Vice President; Charles DiGiorgio, Treasurer; Ann Montgomery, Secretary. Board Members: Helen Findlay, Beverly Giblin, Laurie A. Guzda, Constance Hathaway, Jennifer Wood Kiesendahl, Priscilla L. Krum, Margie Richmond, Reverand William Samford, Art Ridge Esq and Charles Butera.  WPALP Staff: Jacci West, Executive Director; Madeleine Coppola, Tutor Coordinator; Diane Gaffney, Office Assistant and Volunteer Tutor.

WPALP is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting adults in their endeavors to function as literate and contributing members of society.  Budget cuts from the State have been deep. The organization relies heavily on contributions. Please be generous and support WPALP with your time and/or money. For more information on Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program call 570. 253.3221.

Pictured Joan Smith Volunteer of the Year with Madeline Coppola Tutor Coordinator

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® official attempt featured at Night at the Night Museum

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® official attempt featured at Night at the Night Museum
Lakeville, PA

For the second year the team of talented artists at Sculpted Ice Works are hosting Night at the Ice Museum, a Fall themed family event featuring festivities for all ages… Rain or Shine! This year, Ice Works is presenting “award winning” ice sculptor Rich Daly in his quest to be the “world’s fastest ice carver!” Watch him attempt an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record.

The event is two weekends and is sure to be a blast for all ages. Ice carving competitions and pumpkin carving demonstrations will take place. Walk through an extraordinary display of over 100 professionally carved Jack O lanterns while finding your way through the indoor hay maze!   Antler Ridge Winery is providing complimentary wine tasting and wine sales, with admission, for adults over 21. Visit the Harvest Market which features local goods and food and enjoy a cup of warm apple cider by our newly landscaped firepit.  Take a hayride to The Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Ice Harvest Museum.  Learn how ice was used before refrigeration and walk through time and see how crystal clear blocks are made now, and turned into ice sculptures.

Each year Sculpted Ice Works manufactures over 12,000 crystal clear ice carving blocks in their plant, and transforms them into brilliant ice sculptures of all sizes.  Sculpted Ice Works has opened their production facilities for a factory tour and developed a historical Natural Ice Harvest Museum.  Sculpted Ice Works is the major provider of ice blocks, ice carvings, ice bars and liquor luges to the hospitality industry throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Sculpted Ice Works is routinely contracted to create large and creative ice installations for events locally and nationally.

Rich Daly has been carving ice since 2000 and is the President of Ice Melodies Inc located

in Mastic Beach, NY on Long Island creating ice sculptures.  Throughout the winter he travels to local and nationally sanctioned ice carving competitions. Over the last decade, Rich has been recognized as one of the top carvers in the country earning a gold medal at the US National Ice Championships and becoming the US National Speed Ice Carving Champion in 2012. He has won nearly 100 ice carving events across the United States and has received over 40 Medals from National Ice Carving Association.  Rich is also a culinary arts teacher at William Floyd School District on Long Island.

The current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the world’s fastest ice sculptor is Rich Bubin of Ice Creations in Pennsylvania. Back in 2002, he carved 61 blocks of ice in 4 hours, 22 minutes, and 55 seconds.  Mr. Daly will have to beat that record to be the new title holder.

Event dates are October 19 & 20 and October 25-27. 11- 6 all days. Admission is 12.00/adult and 8.00/child. Admission includes all events and tour of the museum and factory.

Schedule of special events: 12-4 each day

10/19: Professional ice carving competition

10/20: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® attempt- Fastest ice carver

10/25: Ice carving demonstrations in the museum

10/26: Public pumpkin carving contest- money raised goes to charity

10/27: Professional pumpkin carving demonstrations

Sculpted Ice Works is located on Rt. 590 half way between Hawley & Hamlin. Please call for directions. 570-226-6246 www.sculptediceworks.com


Kristen A. Johnson
Marketing & Accounting manager
311 Purdytown Tpke.
Lakeville PA 18438
Phone: 570-226-6246
Fax: 570-226-0110
www.sculptediceworks.com
Come visit our Factory Tour and Ice Harvest Museum!

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AMSKIER ANNOUNCES THE JUDGES FOR HOMETOWN CREATIVE HEARTS – YOUTH CONTEST FOR ART, PHOTOGRAPHY AND WRITING

Hawley, PA,  September 13, 2013 – AMSkier Insurance announces the Judges for the Hometown Creative HeARTS – a contest for Hawley, Honesdale and surrounding area youths to express creatively what they love most about their hometown.

Judges for Hometown Creative HeARTS are:
Jerry DeCrotie  -Since 1999 Jerry has been the owner and operator of Green Street Design Studios a freelance art and design service based in Honesdale Pa. As a Commercial designer, illustrator and Cartoonist Jerry’s artwork has been created for national and international companies and publishers such as Hearst Publications, Hal Leonard, Maid Rite Steak Company, Lucasfilm (via West End Games) and many, many others. Locally, one of Jerry’s most prominent works is the logo created for The Greater Honesdale Partnership and the logo for The Wayne Library System, and his mascots are the primary branding for at least four local businesses. As a cartoonist, Jerry is the creator of the long running newspaper comics “Trial Mix” for Connections Magazine, “…where the heart is” for The Weekly Almanac and “Buddahhead The Dragon” for The Weekender Magazine. Jerry is also currently the Art Director for The Quality Group, an e-learning company that produces process improvement business e-Learning for a range of Fortune 500 level companies, nationally and internationally.

Juan H. Espino – has been a Wayne county resident since 1988. Originally from Mexico, he is a prolific artist with an intuitive design sense and a passion for his subject matter. He is the owner and curator of The Looking Glass Art Gallery located in the Hawley Silk Mill.

Jeanne Arnold – is co-owner of K9 Bedbug Detection Services, a writer and mother of one who loves to spend her free time playing with her family. Mrs. Arnold has run writer’s conferences, and facilitated an adult writer’s workshop for seven years. Co-founder of the WCPA Homeschool group, Mrs. Arnold plans events and encourages children to strive to be the best they can be and understand that with work and application, they can succeed.

Jeff Firmstone-  is a Honesdale native and resides in Dyberry Township. He is a graduate of Honesdale High School, BS University of Scranton, MS Wilkes University.  Jeff is the Business Manager/Transportation Director for Wayne Highlands School District, a Director of the Wayne County Fair and Past President of the Honesdale Area Jaycees.

The contest encourages are youths to compete in three age groups: 6-8, 9-11, 12-15, in three formats – Art, Photography and Writing. Each winner for each age and format will receive $25. Second and Third place winners will receive a Certificate of Excellence. Submissions must be dropped off at AMSkier, 209 Main Street in Hawley, September 3rd through September 30th between 9am and 5pm, Monday – Friday along with a submission form. Forms are located throughout Hawley and Honesdale or can be downloaded at: amskier.com/news/9.  Winners will be announced in October – details to follow.
About  AMSkier:
Founded in 1920 by Abe Skier, AMSkier is a family insurance business with its home office in Hawley, Pennsylvania. Now led by second generation Henry Skier and third generation Jeffrey and Aimee Skier, AMSkier has developed a unique niche and a national reputation insuring America’s Finest Children’s Camps. AMSkier is known for its welcoming and caring Staff who have been together for many years – some over thirty years. Every member of the AMSkier Staff takes pride in achieving distinguished and long-standing relationships with its neighbors in their home communities and with those who entrust their businesses, homes, vehicles, and children’s summer camps to the caring and thoughtful ways of a company of people who are now in their 91st year of service.

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The Brienne Bernstel Scholarship Fund

The Brienne Bernstel  Scholarship Fund
Prepared by: Sarah O’Fee
Hawley, PA.  August 27th, 2013.

The Brienne Bernstel Scholarship Fund has been established in memory of Diane Bernstel who tragically lost her life after she was hit by a car in a crosswalk on Route 6. Diane was a dedicated mother, daughter and sister. She loved her job as an event planner at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort where she worked for over 24 years. She was a great friend to the community and loved people. Friends and family have come together to put a scholarship fund in place for her daughter, Brienne Bernstel, who is currently a sophomore at Kutztown University.
If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, checks are being sent to: The Brienne Bernstel Scholarship Fund, C/O Honesdale National Bank, 2547 Route 6, Hawley, PA 18428. 570-226-8300.

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