The Great Shohola Train Wreck of the Civil War

The Great Shohola Train Wreck of the Civil War

By the summer of 1864, while union troops were advancing deeply into Georgia, northern prisons were overflowing with confederate prisoners   The Erie railroad was enlisted to help move prisoners from point lookout Maryland to Elmira, New York. On July 15…

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…

Simon Ward

Simon Ward

Car Enthusiast and International Artist The Community Tapestry NEPA Project attracted 30 artists – families, children, first-timers displaying their art, established artists showcasing their work or sharing inspirational messages. One artist is Simon Ward. Simon is an internationally known artist…

Lackawaxen Roebling Bridge

Lackawaxen Roebling Bridge

I had posted a photo of the Roebling Bridge on Instagram and someone then inquired about its history. I searched PoconoSecrets.com for a past article and realized I had only mentioned it several times but never wrote a specific article…

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…

Moka Origins

Moka Origins

What’s better than a wine or craft beer tasting? CHOCOLATE! That’s right! Nestled in the picturesque hills of Bethany is the sweetest little tasting room – Moka Origins. And if chocolate wasn’t enough, add deliciously roasted coffee, hand-selected for the…

In My Wildest Dreams - Jeanne Genzlinger

In My Wildest Dreams – Jeanne Genzlinger

I have the good fortune to work with some very special and talented folks. One is Henry Skier, a true visionary who is passionate about people, community and creativity. Henry has created a program called, In My Wildest Dreams, that…

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…