Social (distanced) Creative Summer Fun

Social (distanced) Creative Summer Fun

Wow, what a year it has been so far! I am constantly amazed at the abundance of creativity as we adjust. So, although it is smart to continue safety, that doesn’t mean you can’t have FUN over the summer. We…

Space Invaders in Lackawaxen

Space Invaders in Lackawaxen

Have you noticed spaceships appearing throughout Lackawaxen? Are we being invaded? … Yes, by Art! The Spaceships were part of a city-wide installation in Stamford, CT.  Usually the art is auctioned off at the end of the exhibit. This year’s…

Local Native Influence

Local Native Influence

Local Native Influence Have you ever wondered about the source of the name of a town you’ve traveled through or live in? The Pocono area was once rich in Native American culture. Much of the influence has disappeared. Although, there…

Hawley Library

Hawley Library

It’s February, time for LOVE…  Love of words, books, community and learning. Time to renew your relationship with your local library! Meet Amy Keane, the new Hawley Library Director. Amy grew up in Greeley, attended WAHS and Penn State. She…

The Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness

Now that the holidays are over, I can’t help but to reflect upon the incredible generosity of our community. The Holiday Toy Drive is a cooperative effort of The Zipper Junction Project©, Wayne County Ford and Bold Gold Media. The…

Unlearning by Bike

Unlearning by Bike

I was fortunate to be included in a very special pop-up gallery event in Stamford, CT over the summer, “Palette of Sisterhood”. It consisted of women who met through public art projects in Stamford. Part of our responsibility was to…

What’s All the BUZZZZZZ?

What’s All the BUZZZZZZ?

There is only one Queen Bee to every hive. If the Upper Delaware region was its own hive, then Joan Santos is our Queen Bee. I first met Joan about sixteen years ago while working-out at the Woodloch Spring Sports…

Top Ten Things To Do in August (especially when guests arrive)

Top Ten Things To Do in August (especially when guests arrive)

Top Ten Things to Do in August (especially when guests visit) Wayne County Fair – August 2-10. Demolition, Monster trucks, Livestock, Music, Food and MORE! Local fun for the whole family. Milford’s Festival of Wood – August 3-4 Hike! There…

Puttin' On The Ritz

Puttin’ On The Ritz

The Ritz Company Playhouse Thank you to Carol McManus for this month’s Pocono Secret. Summer in the Poconos often means water sports, fishing, and hiking. But after dinner, there is another popular form of entertainment that’s been going strong for…

Forged in Fire - Ryu Lin

Forged in Fire – Ryu Lin

The art of Blacksmithing is alive and well in Lackawaxen, PA. In fact, the winner of The History Channel’s Forged in Fire (season 1), Ryu Lin, is one of northeast Pennsylvania’s newest residents. I had the pleasure to meet Ryu…