WEDCO Annual Dinner Showcases Local Food and Agriculture

April 21, 2017

Wayne Economic Development Corporation held their annual meeting this week at the Bryn Mahr Camp Resort which was a celebration of local agriculture. Secretary Russell Redding from the PA State Department of Agriculture spoke on the importance of local agriculture and community involvement. Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance are partners in Countywide agriculture initiatives and work with state, local and regional partners to promote agriculture as a career and a course of study. Senator Lisa Baker and the Wayne County Commissioners were all in attendance. Local businesses showcased included: Here & Now Brewery, Calkins Creamery, Antler Ridge Winery, Alpine Wurst & Meat House, Stone Silo Foods, Creamworks Ice Cream, Irving Cliff Brewery, Shemanski Maple Syrup and The Buffalo Shoppe.

Aliana Propst and her chef from Here and Now Brewery opening on Main Street in Honesdale in May 2017

Left to Right: Secretary Russell Redding, PA Dept of Agriculture, Senator Lisa Baker, Robert Watts, Governors Action Team, Mary Beth Wood, Executive Director WEDCO

Left to Right: Brian from Irving Cliff Brewery, Secretary Russell Redding PA Dept of Ag, Troy Bystrom, WEDCO & Pocono Film Commission & Robert Watts, Governor’s Action Team

Beautiful room by Bryn Mawr Camp Resort

Senator Lisa Baker and Secretary Russell Redding with the Millers from Calkins Creamery

Photos by Jess Wolk

Department of Labor & Industry Secretary tours Sutphen East on the “Jobs That Pay’ tour

April 12, 2017

The week of April 10th the  PA Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino toured Sutphen East as a stop on the “Jobs That Pay’ tour. With her were Wallenpaupack Area students and State Rep Jon Fritz (111th District).




Photos courtesy of Lucyann Vierling








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Arduino Day

April 6, 2017

Pi Crafters computer and electronics class hosted Arduino day on April 1st. Forty area residents of all ages came to the Park Street Complex in Honesdale to celebrate the birthday of the Arduino, an open source electronics software and hardware platform. The day had a number of educational presentations for the novice up to the advanced student in Arduino and an open project showcase highlighting young inventors’ creations. Pi Crafters, which holds classes at the Stourbridge Project and WPWA Headquarters in Hawley, sponsored the event that included food, prizes and Birthday cake for dessert.