Calendar of Events
Holiday Artisans Market
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Cooperage Farmers Market – Winter
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. beginning Nov. 9, 2013
Note: Bi-weekly from Jan. – April 2014
A Year of Bountiful Harvests
The 2013 summer and fall seasons have had an ample mix of rainfall, sunshine, both cool and warm weather, for crops to grow lush and numerous this year. Read More
Energy Awareness Tips: Spend less energy, time and money preparing your home for winter
This is a wonderful time of the year for so many reasons….. The kitchen often has the tantalizing aroma of vegetable soup or pumpkin pie. Nights are cool and it feels good to sleep under a heavy blanket again. Let’s face it, northeastern Pennsylvania in Autumn is one of the most beautiful spots on Earth! Read More
Honesdale Beautiful – Part II
The Miller Pavilion
Driving through Honesdale on a recent Sunday afternoon, I came across Sandie Grandinetti, owner of Mary Beth Bridals & Boutique, pruning plants in the vicinity of the Miller Pavilion on Main Street. Sandie has been tending to this beautiful garden, as a volunteer on behalf of the Greater Honesdale Partnership, since July of this year. Like many other business owners, in addition to long hours running their businesses, she takes time to volunteer to help make Honesdale look its best. These pots were filled in the spring and installed courtesy of Ellen Memorial Health Care Facility. The Honesdale National Bank provides the water for the plants in the pavilion area. Read More
The Challenges of Economic Inequality
I should probably state this explicitly at the outset: I am by no means an egalitarian. I don’t expect, or even desire, that everyone should have exactly the same kind of economic situation. I know that society, at any level, will always have some degree of stratification. I accept that some folks – those who take on particularly great responsibilities, for example, or skilled and highly trained professionals like doctors and teachers – will deserve a greater level of compensation than, say, a mere first-line manager like myself. Read More
Rachel’s Challenge to the Community
Everyone, it seems, is buzzing about “Rachel’ Challenge,”
a national school program aimed at opposing bullying in schools. High school senior Rachel Scott, the first student killed at the infamous Columbine school massacre in 1999, has been lauded because of a revealing journal she kept that is similar in some ways to the diary discovered after the death of Anne Frank. Read more…
And The Kindness Goes On…
In response to Rachel’s Challenge (see post by Tom Kane), Grace Episcopal Church brought together children and youth, plus some seniors from Ellen Memorial, to make a paper chain of 1,225 links. Read more…
The Stoneworks Learning Center Opens
September saw the opening of an innovative new educational center in Honesdale, dedicated to principles such as non-harming, the interconnectedness of all things, advocating for the environment, and embracing diversity. Read more…
Honesdale Mural Celebrates Wayne County AgricultureIf you’re driving down Main Street in Honesdale and your eye catches something colorful by the Country Dawn Gift Shoppe at 7th and Main, make sure you go around the block for a second look at the colorful mural that’s just emerged on the shop’s side wall.
The mural–painted by local artists and other non-artist volunteers–is called “WAYNE COUNTY GROWN” and is dedicated to the diversity of agricultural endeavors in Wayne County. Read more…
*New* Sustainability Book Collection at the Wayne County Public Library, Honesdale
Thanks to Transition Honesdale, you’ll find a winter’s worth of reading with over 50 new books, DVDs, and audio-cds on a wide range of Transition topics at the Honesdale library.
Here’s a complete list of titles available for checkout.
On Track: The Transition HonesdaleNewsletter
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Participate in SkillShare
There are so many awesome events going on in this region, we can’t fit them on our home page! See a listing of the events Transition Honesdale and other regional organizations are offering by clicking here.
Are you wondering what ‘SkillShare‘ is? Well here’s our slogan: Share your genius. Learn something new. Teach something you love. We’re growing a network of curious, enthusiastic people who want to learn, and knowledgeable, engaged folks who want to teach. Our community is full of brilliant people…Let’s do it! Take our survey.
The Community Garden at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale
Honesdale’s first community garden. Learn about Transition Honesdale’s Community Garden and join in on the fun! Watch for workshops, classes and garden parties.