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.

Main Street Does Matter
Thanks to the River Repoter for publishing this article about our revitalization project! If you want to read the front page click on the link below.


Erhardt’s turns 70!


We are very excited because 2013 marks Ehrhardt’s 70th Anniversary on Lake Wallenpaupack. The Ehrhardt family started with a small fourteen room Inn in 1943 and has since expanded to thirty rooms, sprawled across their property, now including Suites, Cottages, Family Units and Motel Rooms. They added an outdoor pool, baby pool, a restaurant in 1985 and an elegant banquet center in 1995.


Ehrhardt’s has passed from generation to generation, with the third generation now owning and operating the business. The fourth generation is learning the ropes and applies their parents and grandparents beliefs on hospitality to their everyday roles within the business.


The Ehrhardt’s are hard working people who have dedicated their lives to providing warm hospitality to guests for the last 70 years.


We wish them a very Happy Birthday!

Film Forward

Great news! Wayne County has been selected to show the Sundance Institute’s Film Forward series. The films were shown at the Sundance Film Festival and are gong to be shown here, April 12-28.  Please join us, it doesn’t get any better than this!FilmForwardPosterEmailFINAL

The Downtown Hawley Partnership is pleased to announce the Hawley BikeShare

Press Release

Effective Immediately    570-226-4064
July 23, 2012

The Downtown Hawley Partnership is pleased to announce the Hawley BikeShare, which provides day rental of bicycles – free of charge – to residents and visitors alike.

Purchased through the generosity of the members of the Downtown Hawley Partnership, these 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 4 convenient locations throughout Hawley: AM Skier Insurance, The Settlers Inn, the Ledges Hotel and 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. Plus, it is just plain fun! 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.

The Partnership will also be hosting a bicycle rodeo August 17 at 5pm in Bingham Park/Park Place Hawley. This event offers kids of all ages a chance to try out their cycling skills and learn how to ride safely. Experts will also be on hand with helpful instructions on bicycle maintenance, tune-ups and tips.


The Partnership reminds motorists throughout the region to Share the Road. It is not only prudent, but also the law. Earlier in 2012 a new Pennsylvania law went into effect stating that motorists must give bikers 4 feet of space when passing. If motorists cannot do so safely, they must wait to pass.

Hawley BikeShare is modeled after programs around the world, and locally after the successful program in Wilkes-Barre. Ongoing maintenance of the bikes is provided by Around Town Bicycles ( and by the generous support of 12 sponsors (each of the sponsors is highlighted on the bike’s baskets).

The Downtown Hawley Partnership is comprised of Hawley area businesses, organizations and individuals working together to bring cohesiveness, aesthetics, and structure to the growth and development of downtown Hawley.
The Partnership is unique in that its members not just businesses and for-profit entities but also non-profit organizations and individuals, including both full-time and part-time residents. The Downtown Hawley Partnership is also involved in business and tourism, hosting several events and activities throughout the year including October’s Hawley Harvest Hoedown and the beloved Hawley Winterfest in December. For more information please visit or like us on Facebook.

Whether you consider Hawley home, or “home away from home”, we hope you will visit soon, and often.