Poconos Inspired Forward Thinking

Charles Fourier was born in 1772. He’s known as a French philosopher and early socialist thinker. In fact, he started as a hard-working traveling salesman. He wanted to be an engineer but only sons of a nobleman were granted that…

Local Author Marylou Webster Ambrose: Your Numbers Up

I first met Marylou through our writers group, PencilsNEPA. (November 2018: www.poconosecrets.com/pencilsnepa).  I became a quick fan of Marylou’s writing, especially her character development and humor. In this, her first novel, readers will not be disappointed! When traveling, I love…

THE HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE FOR WAYNE & PIKE COUNTIES BEGINS OCTOBER 1ST

THE HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE, now in its 6th year, brought to you by The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ is once again in partnership with “The Wayne County Ford & Bold Gold Media Holiday Toy Drive Challenge”. This year THE HOLIDAY TOY…

CALLING ALL ARTISTS

The courage to create is a power to be respected. There is great beauty in things discarded, overlooked and unappreciated. Yet, opinions and judgements can alter a fragile spirit. Community Tapestry NEPA: A Piece of Garbage This Community Tapestry consists…

Rainy Day Fun Things to Do

Recently, I had friends visiting. We were excited to raft the river. Hike a challenging trail. Enjoy the sunshine. Then, all of our plans went out the window as the weekend had a different plan by providing vast amounts of…

The Hawley Silk Mill ... a community jewel

The Silk Mill, originally an industrial era building, was built as a throwing mill to create silk thread from cocoons.  Powered by hydro mechanical and hydroelectric systems, the mill, constructed of two-foot thick bluestone walls, heavy wood timbers, and solid…

Why People Be Pigs?

The Road is NOT a Garbage Can! Ahhhhh, the loveliness of springtime! The flowers begin to grow, leaves are returning to the trees as the mounds of plowed snow melt away. And there it is, in between the flowers and…

Ludolph Hensel

My Life in America Before, During and After the Civil War I am writing a fictional history that revolves around the Shohola Train Wreck of 1864. (I will keep you informed on the progress.) The writers group PencilsNEPA has been…