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2104, 2021

Downtown Honesdale Revitalization

Downtown Honesdale Revitalization, Inc., doing business as the Greater Honesdale Partnership, (GHP) resides in the Borough of Honesdale, Wayne County, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The purposes for which GHP is organized are to encourage the preservation and improvement of the downtown area of the Borough of Honesdale and positively influence the surrounding communities of Wayne County, Pennsylvania. In 2020, GHP’s Design Committee made up of Borough Councilmen, local business owners and GHP Board of Directors hired Consultants Derck & Edson, Lititz, PA to complete a Downtown Honesdale Revitalization Plan. The Revitalization Plan was completed in March 2021 with two affirming Resolutions from the Honesdale Borough and GHP Board of Directors. Creating the plan consisted of gathering what the community wants to see happen in Honesdale and surrounding areas.  Over 850 surveys identified the communities desired leading projects as: 1) Main Street sidewalks, crosswalks, streetscape, lighting, and signage from Fourth Street to Park Street for nine blocks and

1805, 2020

The Highlights Foundation, Inc.

Highlights Foundation, Inc Intimate and inspiring workshops for children's authors and illustrators. 814 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 570.253.1192 In 1985, the Highlights Foundation began offering an annual week-long summer workshop at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. The Writers Workshop at Chautauqua was designed to inspire and instruct children’s authors, connecting them with professionals in the field of children’s literature and supporting their creative goals with lectures, mentoring, and one-on-one critiques. In 2000, we began offering more specialized workshops throughout the year at our Retreat Center near Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Smaller and more intimate than the annual Chautauqua Workshop, these workshops feature the same outstanding faculty and support while allowing attendees a narrower focus and more personal attention. WEBSITE Executive Director

1703, 2020

Honesdale Business’ Response to COVID-19

Honesdale Business’ Response to COVID-19 Honesdale, PA March 13, 2020     Greater Honesdale Partnership in conjunction with the Chamber of the Northern Poconos and Wayne County Commissioners have surveyed the Honesdale business community on their response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. What we have found is most businesses are choosing to remain open with normal operating hours. Also, they are paying close meticulous attention to keeping surfaces clean and safe for their customers.   The Salvation Army will see emergency clients remotely for the time being. If you are still looking for hand sanitizer, Mount Pleasant Herbary is open with 70% alcohol hand sanitizers in 2 sizes. Dave’s Super Duper states they are stocked with toilet paper and other necessities and with normal shipments foresee being fully stocked by Monday. Salvation Army Ladore Lodge is temporarily suspending buffet service but is still holding events. The Cooperage Project will hold its' open-air Farmers Market this weekend but is closed

1007, 2019

HNB 2019 Graduate Scholarships

LEMNITZER MEMORIAL FUND SUPPORTS 2019 GRADUATES   Honesdale, PA – The Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Fund, administered by the Trust Department at The Honesdale National Bank and local Honesdale businessman, Paul Meagher, continued its support of those pursuing higher education with the awarding of scholarships to 2019 graduates with a total distribution of $35,754.68.   The Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Memorial Fund was created by these prominent Honesdale residents to support designated charitable organizations within Wayne County, as well as, to provide scholarships to deserving graduates of Honesdale High School.  Ernest was the brother of the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Honesdale resident, Lyman Lemnitzer.   Jacob Adams received financial support through the “Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Scholarship” as the Honesdale High School 2019 Class Valedictorian. Adams is enrolled to attend Georgetown University in the fall. This scholarship totals $17,877.34.   Nicole Longman, the 2019 recipient of the “Ernest and Margaret Lemnitzer Nursing

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