EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Lending a hand
Our hearts go out to our neighbors in New York and New Jersey who lost their homes and businesses in Superstorm Sandy last week. When we began production on last week’s edition, we didn’t know what the storm would hold in store for us. We put early deadlines in effect and played race against the storm on Monday and Tuesday. We were fortunate that all we experienced were heavy rains and winds in the city, and while many in the region experienced power outages, it all paled in comparison to the devastation that occurred for others on the east coast.
If you’d like to help victims of Sandy, the American Red Cross is still accepting monetary donations. To make a donation, visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You may also send contributions to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC, 20013. Donations will be used to defray the costs of providing food, shelter and emotional support to those impacted by Sandy.
Another way you can help is by organizing a fundraiser in your hometown. To get started, contact your local Red Cross so that they can be sure you have the materials you need to conduct your fundraiser. You’ll be asked to sign an agreement that protects you, your contributors and the Red Cross.
For more information, contact your local Red Cross Chapter:
In Lackawanna, Bradford-Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties, call 207-0111.
In the Wyoming Valley and Hazleton, call 823-7161, extension 325.
In the Poconos, Wayne and Pike Counties, call 476-3800.
Music for a good cause
If you’re looking for something fun and charitable to do on Saturday night, you may want to head to Montrose for the debut of a new band in the area, Sonny on the Causeway. The band will hit the stage at 8 p.m. at the Inn at Montrose, 26 S. Main St., Montrose. Admission is free, but if you’d like to make a $3 donation, the band will donate those contributions to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In addition, Endless Brewing, a craft brewery based in Franklin Forks, will offer beer specials to benefit ACS.
Good food all winter
If you’re like us and you dread the day local farmers’ markets shut down for the season, here’s a bit of good news: the Cooperage Farmers’ Market in Honesdale will be open this winter. Through May of 2013, you’ll find fresh veggies such as onions, potatoes, carrots and turnips, as well as leafy greens, such as spinach, chard and kale. The market also offers dairy, meats, bread, baked goods, granola, maple syrup, soaps, teas, coffee and more. The Cooperage is located at 1030 Main St., Honesdale, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 253-2020.
We asked, you answered
A note of thanks to all who participated in the Electric City and Diamond City Best of Readers’ Poll. Online voting closed on Monday, and we’re pleased to report that once again, thousands of you took the time to cast your electronic ballots in support of the people and places you love in The 570. We’ll be sorting and tallying this week, and then production begins on our special “Best Of” issues. Be sure to pick up Electric City on Dec. 6 and Diamond City on Dec. 13 to see who this year’s big winners are.
That’s the scoop! Thanks for reading, and I’ll meet you here again next week.
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