North Branch Guide to Wineries & Breweries

A Sampling of Wineries, Breweries, Cideries & Distilleries Throughout Our Region

REGION 1 – Tunkhannock area
REGION 2 – Wyalusing area
REGION 3 – Towanda area
REGION 4 – The Penn-York Valley (Waverly, Sayre, Athens area)
REGION 5 – Owego area
REGION 6 – Binghamton area
REGION 7 – Montrose area
REGION 8 – Viaduct Valley (Susquehanna Depot, Lenox, Nicholson area)
REGION 9 – Scranton area
REGION 10 – Wilkes-Barre area

 

REGIONS 1 & 2

 

DEEP ROOTS HARD CIDER
348 Back Road,
Sugar Run, PA 18846
570-746-1668
deeprootshc.com

 

GROVEDALE WINERY & VINEYARDS
71 Grovedale Lane,
Wyalusing, PA 18853
570-746-1400
grovedalewinery.com

 

NIMBLE HILL BREWING COMPANY
3971 US-6,
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
570-836-9463
nimblehillbrewing.com

 

NIMBLE HILL VINEYARD & WINERY
3971 US-6,
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
570-836-9463
nimblehillbrewing.com

 

REGIONS 3 & 4

 

ANTLER RIDGE WINERY – ROME
37 Antler Ridge Lane,
Ulster, PA 18850
570-247-7222
antlerridgewinery.com

 

BLUESTONE BREWING COMPANY
18 Pitney Street,
South Waverly, PA 18840
570-731-0222
bluestonebrewingcompany.com

 

D&D BREW WORKS
4741 US-220,
Muncy Valley, PA 17758
570-946-7979

 

DIVERSION BREWING CO.
729 Wyncoop Creek Road,
Chemung, NY 14825
607-542-9168
diversionbrewing.com

 

EVE’S CIDERY
308 Beckhorn Hollow Road,
Van Etten, NY 14889
607-229-0230
evescidery.com

 

HORSEHEADS BREWING
250 Old Ithaca Road,
Horseheads, NY 14845
607-739-8468
horseheadsbrewing.com

 

LOPEZ WINERY & VINEYARD
44 Winery Road,
Lopez, PA 18628
570-928-7897

 

OREGON HILL WINERY
840 Oregon Hill Road,
Morris, PA 16938
570-353-2711
oregonhillwinery.com

 

PAPPY JACK’S WINERY
109 Old Sullivan Road,
Hillsgrove, PA
570-924-3826

 

PICKERING WINERY – WYSOX
27697 PA-187,
Wysox, PA 18854
570-247-7269
pickeringwinery.webs.com

 

STAGGERING UNICORN WINERY
10952 North Rome Road,
Athens, PA 18810
570-888-7070
staggeringunicorn.com

 

STONEYRIDGE ORCHARD & WINERY
160 Bixby Road,
Erin, NY 14838
607-796-9842
stoneyridgeorchard.com

 

TIMBER RIDGE WINERY
722 Graham Road,
Canton, PA 17724
570-673-4234

 

UPSTATE BREWING COMPANY
3028 Lake Road,
Elmira, NY 14903
607-742-2750
upstatebrewing.com

 

WELLSBORO HOUSE RESTAURANT & BREWERY
34 Charleston Street,
Wellsboro, PA 16901
570-723-4687
thewellsborohouse.com

REGIONS 3 & 4, continued

 

WINTERLAND WINERY
8028 US-220,
Dushore, PA 18614
570-314-4077

 

YORKHOLO BREWING
19 N Main Street,
Mansfield, PA 16933
570-662-0241
yorkholobrewing.com

 

REGIONS 5 & 6

 

BEER TREE BREW CO.
197 NY-369,
Port Crane, NY 13833
beertreebrew.com

 

BINGHAMTON BREWING COMPANY
15 Avenue B,
Johnson City, NY 13790
607-238-3448
bingbrew.com

 

BLACK BEAR FARM WINERY
248 County Road 1,
Chenango Forks, NY 13746
607-656-9863
blackbearwinery.com

 

THE FARMHOUSE BREWERY
17 Lake Street,
Owego, NY 13827
607-227-2676
thefarmhousebrewery.com

 

FRENCH DISTILLERS & ALCHEMISTS
10 Walker Avenue,
Lisle, NY 13797
607-227-5094

 

GALAXY BREWING COMPANY
41 Court Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-217-4815
galaxybrewingco.com

 

GLEN PARK VINEYARDS
633 Allen Glen Road,
Owego, NY 13827
607-687-3150
glenparkvineyards.com

 

LONE MAPLE FARM
2001 Hawleyton Road,
Binghamton, NY 13903
607-724-6877
lonemaplefarm.com

 

THE NORTH BREWERY
110 Washington Avenue,
Endicott, NY 13760
607-785-0524
northbrewery.com

 

WATER STREET BREWING CO.
168 Water Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-217-4546
waterstreetbrewingco.com

 

REGIONS 7 & 8

 

2 DOGZ & A GUY BREWING AT RED ROCK
33288 PA-171,
Susquehanna, PA 18847
570-860-6066
eatredrockbbq.com

 

ENDLESS BREWING
20610 PA-29,
Montrose, PA 18801
570-967-0985
endlessbrewing.com

 

HIDDEN CREEK VINEYARD & WINERY
1670 Carter Road,
Laceyville, PA 18623
570-869-WINE
hiddencreekwines.com

 

SAINT JOE WINERY
889 Johnson Road,
Friendsville, PA 18818
570-553-4339

 

REGIONS 9 & 10

 

BARTOLAI WINERY
2377 PA-92,
Harding, PA 18643
570-388-8466
bartolaiwinery.com

 

BENNY BREWING COMPANY
1429 Sans Souci Parkway,
Hanover Twp, PA 18706
570-735-7028
bennybrewing.com

REGIONS 9 & 10, continued

 

BREAKER BREWING COMPANY
787 E Northampton Street,
Wilkes-Barre Twp, PA 18702
570-392-9078
breakerbrewingcompany.com

 

CAPRA COLLINA WINERY
1971 Scranton Carbondale Highway,
Blakely, PA 18508
570-489-0489
capracollinawinery.com

 

CASE QUATTRO WINERY
1542 Main Street,
Peckville, PA 18452
570-382-3855

 

CONYNGHAM BREWING COMPANY
309 S Main Street,
Conyngham, PA 18219
570-710-5752
conynghambrewing.com

 

LANG BEVERAGE COMPANY
128 Lee Mine Street,
Nanticoke, PA 18634
570-592-5937
langbeverage.org

 

LINDEN TREE WINERY
506 S Main Street,
Pittston, PA 18640

 

LUCCHI FAMILY WINE CELLARS
134 N Main Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18504
570-334-7576
lucchifamilywinecellars.com

 

MAIOLATESI WINE CELLARS – MAYFIELD
WSK Plaza
504 Scranton Carbondale Highway,
Mayfield, PA 18433
570-876-3275
maiolatesiwinecellars.com

 

MAIOLATESI WINE CELLARS – SCOTT TWP
32 Cabernet Drive,
Olyphant, PA 18447
570-254-9977
maiolatesiwinecellars.com

 

MALACARI WINERY, PRODUCE & DELI
80 Wilkes-Barre Twp Boulevard,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-262-8683

 

MARILAKE WINERY
209 Main Street,
Childs, PA 18407
570-536-6575
marilakewinery.com

 

MARZONI’S BRICK OVEN & BREWING CO.
26 Montage Mountain Road,
Moosic, PA 18507
570-342-7027
marzonis.com

 

MUCCIOLO FAMILY WINES
1228 S Main Street,
Old Forge, PA
570-766-7071
muccwines.com

 

NORTH SLOPE BREWING COMPANY
33 Tunkhannock Highway,
Dallas, PA 18612
570-255-4012
northslopebrewing.com

 

PISANO FAMILY WINERY
3700 PA-118,
Dallas, PA 18612
570-817-4168

 

SUSQUEHANNA BREWING COMPANY
635 S Main Street,
Pittston, PA 18640
570-654-3557
sbcbeer.com

 

THREE (III) PONDS WINERY
26 Franklin Valley Road,
Dalton, PA 18414
570-563-5080
iiipondswinery.com

 

VITO’S WINE CELLAR
3 May St,
Pittston, PA
570-299-2069
vitoswinecellar.com

 

WOOD WINERY
3491 Hornbaker Cemetery Road,
Madison Twp, PA 18444
570-842- 6720
woodwines.com

 

North Branch Performing Arts Guide

A Sampling of Performing Arts Venues & Organizations Throughout Our Region

REGION 1 – Tunkhannock area
REGION 2 – Wyalusing area
REGION 3 – Towanda area
REGION 4 – The Penn-York Valley (Waverly, Sayre, Athens area)
REGION 5 – Owego area
REGION 6 – Binghamton area
REGION 7 – Montrose area
REGION 8 – Viaduct Valley (Susquehanna Depot, Lenox, Nicholson area)
REGION 9 – Scranton area
REGION 10 – Wilkes-Barre area

 

REGIONS 1 & 2

 

DIETRICH THEATER
60 East Tioga Street,
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
570-836-1022
dietrichtheater.com

 

REGIONS 3 & 4

 

KEYSTONE THEATRE
601 Main Street,
Towanda, PA 18848
570-268-2787
bradfordcountymovies.com/keystone-theatre

 

RIALTO THEATRE
5 E. Main Street,
Canton, PA 17724
570-673-4444
bradfordcountymovies.com/rialto-theatre

 

SAYRE THEATRE
205 S. Elmer Avenue,
Sayre, PA 18840
570-882-9000
bradfordcountymovies.com/sayre-theatre

 

WINDING RIVER PLAYERS
415 Main Street,
Towanda, PA 18848
570-268-0481
wrplayers.org

 

REGIONS 5 & 6

 

ANDERSON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Binghamton University
Parkway East,
Vestal, NY 13850
607-777-6802
binghamton.edu/anderson-center

 

BINGHAMTON PHILHARMONIC
71 State Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-723-3931
binghamtonphilharmonic.org

 

BROADWAY IN BINGHAMTON
Broadway Theatre League
18 Riverside Drive,
Binghamton, NY
607-772-1391
nacentertainment.com/broadway-in-binghamton

 

BROOME COUNTY FORUM THEATRE & MAINES ARENA
236 Washington Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-778-1528
broomearenadorum.com

 

REGIONS 5 & 6, continued

 

ENDICOTT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
102 Washington Avenue,
Endicott, NY 13760
607-785-8903
endicottarts.com

 

THE GOODWILL THEATRE
67 Broad Street,
Johnson City, NY 13790
607-772-2404
goodwilltheatre.net

 

THE KNOW THEATRE
74 Carroll Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-724-4341
knowtheatre.org

 

SCHORR FAMILY FIREHOUSE STAGE
Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex,
48 Willow Street,
Johnson City, NY 13790
607-772-2404, ext 301
goodwilltheatre.net/venues/schorr-family-firehouse-stage

 

SUNY BROOME THEATER AT BROOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE
607-778-5000
sunybroome.edu/theater

 

TI-AHWAGA COMMUNITY PLAYERS & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
42 Delphine Street,
Owego, NY 13827
607-687-2130
tiahwaga.com

 

TRI-CITIES OPERA
315 Clinton Street,
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-729-3444
tricitiesopera.com

 

REGIONS 7 & 8

 

ENDLESS MOUNTAINS THEATRE COMPANY
New Milford, PA
570-335-7104
endlessmountainstheatre.org

 

MONTROSE THEATRE
38 Public Avenue,
Montrose, PA 18801
570-278-3352
montrosemovietheater.com

 

REGIONS 7 & 8, continued

 

NORTHERN TIER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
570-289-1090
northerntiersymphony.org

 

REGIONS 9 & 10

 

BALLET THEATRE OF SCRANTON
310 Penn Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503
570-347-2867
balletscranton.org

 

BROADWAY IN SCRANTON
Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania
345 North Washington Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503
570-342-7784
nacentertainment.com/broadway-in-scranton

 

CHORAL SOCIETY OF NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA
choralsociety.net

 

THE F.M. KIRBY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
71 Public Square,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570-826-1100
kirbycenter.org

 

NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA PHILHARMONIC
570-270-4444
nepaphil.org

 

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE
420 North Washington Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503
570-346-7369
scrantonculturalcenter.org

 

THE SCRANTON PUBLIC THEATRE
126 West Market Street,
Scranton, PA 18508
570-344-3656
scrantonpublictheatre.com

 

 

North Branch Gallery Guide

A Sampling of Galleries, Art Museums & Artist Studios Throughout Our Region

REGION 1 – Tunkhannock area
REGION 2 – Wyalusing area
REGION 3 – Towanda area
REGION 4 – The Penn-York Valley (Waverly, Sayre, Athens area)
REGION 5 – Owego area
REGION 6 – Binghamton area
REGION 7 – Montrose area
REGION 8 – Viaduct Valley (Susquehanna Depot, Lenox, Nicholson area)
REGION 9 – Scranton area
REGION 10 – Wilkes-Barre area

REGIONS 1 & 2

 

BLUE HERON ARTISAN STORE

20 Main Street, Wyalusing, PA 18853

570-721-6070

 

BRIAN KEELER STUDIO-GALLERY

101 School Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853

570-746-1187 – BrianKeeler.com

 

COURTHOUSE ART GALLERY

Wyoming County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock PA 18657

 

DIETRICH THEATER ART GALLERIES

Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga Street, Tunkhannock PA 18657

570-836-1022 – DietrichTheater.com

 

EMCA GALLERY

Endless Mountains Council on the Arts, 302 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock PA 18657

570-836-3622 – EMCA.emcs.net

 

THE FIREPLACE RESTAURANT ART GALLERIES

The Fireplace Restaurant, 6157 US-6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

570-836-9662

 

KITSON GALLERY AT PEN CORNERS

34 East Tioga Street, Tunkhannock PA 18657

570-499-5484 – HotGavel.com

 

LINDER ART GALLERY

Keystone College, One College Green, La Plume, PA 18440

570-945-8000 – keystone.edu/linder-art-gallery

 

SUE PALACKAS CONTEMPORARY ARTIST STUDIO & GALLERY

Maple Lane, Meshoppen, PA – call 570-833-5064 or 607-434-5865 for appointment

 

SWALEBROOK STUDIO & GALLERY

221 West Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
570-240-1068 – SwalebrookStudio.com

 

REGIONS 3 & 4

 

COMMUNITY CUP COFFEE & TEA HOUSE

421 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848

570-250-1478 – CommunityCupCoffee.com

 

REGIONS 5 & 6

 

ANTHONY BRUNELLI FINE ARTS

186 State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

607-772-0485 – anthonybrunelli.com

 

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

Fine Arts Building, 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850

607-777-2968 – binghamton.edu/art-museum

 

THE BLACK CAT GALLERY

214 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827

607-687-5550 – BlackCatGalleryOwego.com

 

BROOME COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL’S ARTISAN GALLERY

95 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

607-723-4620 – broomearts.org

 

BUNDY MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART’S OPEN ART GALLERY

127-129 Main Street, Binghamton, NY 13905

607-772-9179 – bundymuseum.org

 

CAROL’S COFFEE & ART BAR

177 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827

607-972-7532 – ArtLivermore.com

 

CITY OF BINGHAMTON GALLERY

38 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

607-772-7001 – binghamton-ny.gov

 

REGIONS 5 & 6, continued

 

CLOUD CROFT STUDIOS

1003 Sanford Road, Owego, NY 13827

607-972-4859 – CloudCroftStudios.com

 

COOPERATIVE GALLERY 213

213 State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

607-724-3462 – cooperativegallery.com

 

GALLERY FORTY-ONE

41 Lake Street, Owego, NY 13827

607-687-2876 – GalleryFortyOne.com

 

NORTH STAR ART GALLERY
743 Snyder Hill Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

607-323-7684 – NorthStarArtGallery.com

 

ORAZIO SALATI STUDIO & GALLERY

204 State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

607-772-6725 – oraziosalati.com

 

PHELPS MANSION MUSEUM

191 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

607-722-4873 – phelpsmansion.org

 

TIOGA ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY

Tioga Arts Council, 179 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827

607-687-0785 – tiogaartscouncil.org

 

THE WALK-UP GALLERY & STUDIO SPACE

Tioga Arts Council, 179 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827

607-687-0785 – tiogaartscouncil.org

 

REGIONS 7 & 8

 

BUTTERNUT GALLERY & SECOND STORY BOOKS

35 Pine Street, Montrose, PA 18801

570-432-0020 – 35pine.com

 

CHRIS LATHROP ART STUDIO

1024 Stockholm Road, Montrose, PA 18801

570-278-2141

 

THE FARM AT JOHNSON POND

512 Johnson Pond Road, Montrose, PA 18801

570-278-5088 – TheFarmAtJohnsonPond.com

 

THE INDEPENDENT GALLERY

Susquehanna County Independent, 231 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801

 

L.P. HOWARD III ART STUDIO

Hop Bottom, PA – call 570-289-4897 for appointment

 

SHADY POND STUDIO
503 Lower South Main Street, Montrose, PA 18801

570-278-4329

 

SLANTED ART CO-OP GALLERY

180 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801

570-243-1075

 

SPRINGVILLE SCHOOLHOUSE ART STUDIOS

1680 Marcy Road, Springville, PA 18844

570-965-2900

 

WINDSOR WHIP WORKS ART GALLERY

98 Main Street, Windsor, NY 13865

607-655-2370 – whipworksartgallery.org

 

REGIONS 9 & 10

 

AFA GALLERY

Artists for Art, 514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503

570-969-1040 – ArtistsForArt.org

 

 

 

REGIONS 9 & 10, continued

 

ARTWORKS GALLERY & STUDIO

236 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503

570-207-1815 – ArtworksNEPA.com

 

ART E FEKTS GALLERY

71 South Main Street, Pittston, PA 18640

artefekts.com

 

CIRCLE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

570-288-1020 – WyomingValleyArtLeague.org

 

EVERHART MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, SCIENCE & ART

1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton, PA 18510

570-346-7186 – everhart-museum.org

 

FRIEDMAN ART GALLERY

Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Old Route 115, Lehman, PA 18627

570-675-2171

 

THE GALLERY AT TINA’S CAFE

Luzerne County Courthouse, 200 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

 

HOPE HORN GALLERY

University of Scranton, 301 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510

570-941-4214

 

LAURA CRAIG GALLERIES

307 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18503

570-963-7995 – LcraigGalleries.com

 

MAHADY GALLERY

Shields Center for Visual Arts, 1st floor

Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509

570-348-6278 – marywood.edu/galleries

 

MAINSTREET GALLERIES

370 Pierce Street, Kingston, PA 18704

570-287-5589 – mainstreetg.com

 

THE MASLOW COLLECTION

Shields Center for Visual Arts 112, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509

570-348-6211 – maslow.marywood.edu

 

PAULY FRIEDMAN & MACDONALD ART GALLERIES

Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612

570-674-6250 – misericordia.edu/art

 

SCHULMAN GALLERY

Luzerne County Community College, 1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634

570-740-0727

 

THE SJ GALLERY
619 Main Road, Dallas, PA 18612

570-674-8600

 

SOMETHING SPECIAL

23 West Walnut Street, Kingston, PA 18704

570-288-8386

 

SORDONI ART GALLERY

Wilkes University, 141 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

570-408-4325 – wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery

 

SURACI GALLERY

Shields Center for Visual Arts, 2nd floor

Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509

570-348-6278 – marywood.edu/galleries

 

WAVERLY SMALL WORKS GALLERY

The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly, PA 18471

570-586-8191 – waverlycomm.org

 

WIDMANN ART GALLERY

King’s College, 133 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

1-888-KINGS-PA

 

Heritage Region Maps Out 2020 Strategy

Heritage Region ‘Maps Out’ 2020 Strategy

by Rick Hiduk

 

Participants at the final 2019 meeting of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region board included (clockwise, from front left) Brian Lione, Liz Ratchford, Jean Ruhf, Christine Dettore, Erica Rogler, Jackie Rouse, Dave Hindman, Vanessa Billings-Seiler, David Palmer, Chris Brown, Cain Chamberlin, Matt Williams, Lynnelle Farber, Kevin Abrams, and (not pictured) Barbara Wharton and Rick Hiduk.

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) has a large variety of projects on tap for 2020, with more to be planned as funding is approved. A new series of water trail maps will be printed next year, and the EMHR is working with county planners in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties to plot every heritage site on an interactive, internet-based map.

The Bradford County Planning office, directed by Matt Williams, is drafting the digital Heritage Map. Changes and additions can be made easily to the new map, which will be constructed in layers. When the app is launched later this year, users will be able see additional details such as contact information, hours of operation and a web address if available. According to Williams, users will also be able to find museums, historical markers, and overlooks by category.

EMHR executive director Cain Chamberlin noted that significant funding from the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) will enable him and his staff to address all of their objectives in 2020, including a special purpose study with the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) and the printing and distribution of new waterproof Upper North Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail maps that will include all access points, camping areas, and other things to know about the Water Trail, which the EMHR manages as part of the National Park System. DCNR funding will also be used by the EMHR to conduct at least two paddling sojourns next year.

Additional plans for 2020 include conducting a grants workshop in February in partnership with the PA Partners in the Arts and DCNR that will also serve as a kickoff for the next round of EMHR mini-grant applications.

A New Partnership is Formed

The Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium (NTIEC) is excited to have formed a new partnership with the Kitson Arts Alliance (KAA). In July 2019, Deb Tierney, educational coordinator at NTIEC, was presented with a challenge to help Northeast Bradford School District implement an arts segment to their summer camp. After reaching out to friends in the industry, Deb finally connected with Patrick Robinson, president of KAA, and the partnership was formed. Artists associated with KAA worked hand-in-hand with Northeast Bradford to bring an awareness of the arts to students at their summer program. The relationship with Northeast Bradford has continued into the school year where artists are now participating in their after-school program. Artists are also working with NTIEC by attending a variety of career events.

NTIEC is a local grassroots organization founded in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) work-based learning organization to serve students in the Northern Tier by integrating the education and employment processes. The basic premise is that students who have a good understanding of career opportunities, especially through first-hand experience, can make informed career and educational choices. Students who have mastered basic workplace skills and discipline are better prepared to be successful.

We are uniquely positioned to convene employers/individuals to schools and students to deliver opportunities to our local youth. Our reputation and proven techniques along with long-term relationships enable us to have students meet face-to-face for a “real world view” of career opportunities and the skills and education necessary to be successful. NTIEC offers a variety of programs for our local youth – paid internships, non-paid externships, job shadowing, career fairs and worksite tours to name a few.

In addition to Deb, NTIEC has two other educational coordinators on staff to serve the northern tier, Colin Furneaux and Carrie Bradley. Colin is responsible for coordinating paid internships in the east region covering Susquehanna, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Luzerne and a portion of Bradford counties. Carrie is responsible for coordinating the paid internships in the west region covering Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan counties. Their primary focus is to reach out to employers to bring them into the fold and to work closely with students to find them the perfect match offering them a high-quality work-based experience.

For more information about NTIEC, visit www.ntiec.com or call us at 570-278-5038. You can also visit our Facebook page.

It’s Happening at ArtWorks

It’s Happening at ArtWorks: ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, 236 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503

 

ArtWorks Student ArtWorks Sale Party

Join us February 7, 2020 at 6pm for a student artwork sale party. This funky, fun exhibit will showcase works created by all of the ArtWorks students. Proceeds from the sales support art programs and for the individuals we serve. Come shop original art! This event is free and open to the public. For any questions please call us 570.207.1815 or visit our website, www.artworksnepa.com.

 

 

Art For Your Sweetheart – SAM Inc.

February 9, 2020 – Noon to 4 pm

This special one day workshop will allow for families and their loved ones to come create something special for a special sweetheart, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Light refreshments like hot cocoa and sweets will be served.

Please sign up today for a special partnership hosted at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio and Service Access Management (SAM Inc.). SAM Inc. provides the following Supports Coordination Services to individuals with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and to their families:
Advocacy of Individual rights
Development and maintenance of an Individual Support Plan (ISP).
Determining the need for services and developing “outcomes.”
Identifying and locating providers of services.
Coordinating waiver services when funding is available.
Ensuring services are received as outlined in the ISP.
Ensuring health and safety.

The event is free but does require RSVP. There are limited seats. Call 570.207.6370 today to reserve your seat! For any question please call or email info@artworksnepa.com.

 

Mardi Gras Business Card Exchange – Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 – 5 to 7 pm – at ArtWorks

March on down Penn Avenue and celebrate Fat Tuesday! Mingle with fellow members and earn some beads by bringing a non-perishable food item for the United Neighborhood Center Food Pantry. This is the largest FREE Business Card Exchange all year! Make your reservations today with Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

 

ArtWorks Gallery & Studio is a fully licensed Day Program for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. Celebrating the artist in each of us through fine art instruction, gallery exhibitions, that immerse people with developmental disabilities into a larger arts community that provide them diverse opportunities for fulfilling lives.

Room Taxes to Fund EMHR Projects

by Rick Hiduk

 

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) will receive funding for projects in Bradford and Sullivan counties now that grant requests to the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency (BCTPA) and Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau (EMVB) have been approved by commissioners in those counties.

Sullivan County’s parks and trails will be the focus of a new project by the EMHR in 2020, thanks to funding from the EMVB. The EMHR will develop a program showcasing the growing network of trails there called Sullivan County Bikes & Hikes.

The initiative follows on the heels of the EMHR’s successful Summer Parks series in Bradford County, part of the EMHR’s ongoing efforts to highlight the recreational assets of each of the four counties served by the organization.

“Sullivan County is blessed with unspoiled woodlands and the pristine Loyalsock Creek, which the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) named the River of the Year for 2018,” said EMHR executive director Cain Chamberlin. “The three events we are planning will provide a unique combination of exercise, education and exploration of these natural beauties.”

The EMHR will work with forest rangers and state park officials to conduct a hike at Ricketts Glen State Park in mid to late June; a cycling event in the Loyalsock State Forest in September; and an October hike at Worlds End State Park to highlight autumn’s spectacular colors.

A Room Tax grant from the BCTPA will help the EMHR with its annual Youth Heritage Sojourn planned for late May, and another will be used to promote at least two paddling sojourns on the river.

The water trail brochures will be designed and printed in time for spring kayaking. “We should have them done by March or April,” Chamberlin noted. The EMHR is the designated water trail manager for Susquehanna River’s Upper North Branch.

The new brochures will include information about the EMHR’s sojourns and recreational opportunities on the river, as well as a message about environmental stewardship. “There will also be instructions on how to join the 444 Club and begin logging river miles, as well as information for watershed organizations with which the EMHR partners throughout the year to promote and conduct events on and along the river,” said Chamberlin.

The annual Youth Heritage Sojourn planned for May 28 to 30 will start in Bradford County, though the precise stretch of river has yet to be determined. A second paddling sojourn geared to adults will be conducted in late August or September. Many of those details will be decided after Water Trail Committee members meet on January 25.

The Room Tax grants are made possible by the collection of fees assessed to hotel and bed & breakfast stays in Pennsylvania. The amount is returned by the county to its designated tourist promotion agency for disbursement to non-profit groups and municipalities.

The EMVB has served Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties since 1962, and the BCTPA has served Bradford County since separating from the EMVB in 2014. The EMHR fosters and promotes sites and events related to history, recreation and agriculture in the same four counties. For more information about the organization, interested readers may log on to www.emheritage.org and follow the Endless Mountains Heritage Region on Facebook for current news.

Antiques & Collectibles

“Folk” Art

by Patrick K. Robinson

Folk, Outsider, Brut, Intuitive/Visionary, Naive… There certainly are many labels for art done by those who may not have had the training of the traditional art school. Some of the terms mentioned above may even cross over or are very closely related.

First off I will get into what industry titles look like and then give my very brief comment on how I view this, since dealing in art, antiques, collectibles, and rarities for over 31 years, starting at age 13 and now being fifty-two.

Folk art many times can incorporate what might appear to be crafts and decorative art, which has some roots in the European countries, but also very early U.S. history as well, and many times is created by untrained artists. Also folk art may have been centered around a particular culture, for instance face jugs, or also called ugly jugs, which I have written about before in this paper, have an early history in the African culture.

Outsider Art and Naive artists can be labeled such because of having little contact or involvement with the art world in general. Some research shows the term outsider was coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for art brut (French for “raw art”) a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside of official culture. Art Brut originally denotes art created by psychotic individuals who existed almost completely outside culture and society. Strictly speaking it refers only to the collection de l’art brut (literally “Collection of Outsider Art,” sometimes referred to as “musee de l’art brut”). A museum dedicated to outsider art is located in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The labels of Intuitive art/Visionary art are Raw Vision Magazine’s general terms for outsider art. Visionary Art, unlike other definitions here, can often refer to the subject matter of the works, which includes images of a spiritual or religious nature. You can look into this more by checking out Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, based in Chicago, which operates a museum dedicated to the study and exhibition of intuitive and outsider art.

The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore Maryland is dedicated to the collection and display of visionary art. I mention all of these art form labels because, on January 12, 2020 Kitson Arts Alliance will install a folk art exhibit that will run through the end of March 2020, at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, PA. The Dietrich is is partnering with us and hosting a “Meet the Artists” opening reception on January 19, 2020.

For this exhibit, we will be sharing a particular type of folk art called Tramp Art. Before I get into the exhibitors, let me explain my thoughts of the aforementioned art labels. As previously mentioned, being in this business for over thirty years, I have found many artists that have had zero association with the art world and are naturally talented, self taught, amazing artists that paint in watercolor, oil, pastel, work in clay, bronze, sculpting.

I also know artists that have spent many years in art schools and do great work in many different mediums and have created some amazing folk art, which is typically “labeled” as “untrained” artisan work. Here is the truth of the matter, an artist whether trained or untrained, natural, self taught, whatever the situation, is creating and expressing themselves, based on the total sum of everything that has happened to them throughout their lives. The good, the bad, the challenges, their entire lives’ physical and mental experiences are coming out into their works, one way or another. Let the art speak for itself and even if it fits a label or not, that is ok.

Back to our great upcoming exhibit with our partners at the Dietrich Theater. Matthew Howell, who is bringing back the old art form of Tramp Art will have some traditional Tramp Art boxes, as well as many other carved animals and figures. Matthew repurposes wood from old homes from the early to mid 1900s that have been torn down. The artist Jennifer Sause Brennan will have some very cool folk art – wall-mounted carousel figure heads you have to come and see to know – as well as full sixteen-inch mounted carousel figures, and some great small sculptures too. The artist Cheryl Korb, known for great oil-painted folk art animals on repurposed vintage wood, and some painted scenes as well. The artist Stephen Colley who teaches art along with his wife Amy at the Dietrich Theater, will have some hand-sculpted clay face mugs, again you have to come and see these to really know. Also from the collection of Patrick Robinson, some antique pieces of Tramp art from the late 1800s to the early to mid 1900s along with some other folk art.

Please join Kitson Arts Alliance and our host the Dietrich Theater on January 19, 2020 from 2 to 4pm, and – some exciting news, we will also be celebrating Kitson Arts Alliance’s four-year anniversary. Come out to this great, free, community event!

Until next quarter, happy art, antique and collectible hunting!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Patrick K. Robinson is a life-long collector (since the ripe old age of nine), antiques specialist, and kid-at-heart entrepreneur who is passionate about hearing YOUR stories about the items YOU collect, the cherished antique YOU’VE acquired, the family heirloom YOU’D like to know more about. Co-founder & Creative Director of the Kitson Arts Alliance and owner of Robinson Group International (offering great collectibles online at HotGavel.com) and Tunkhannock’s Kitson Gallery at Pen Corners, Patrick invites kids of all ages (7 to 77 and beyond) to share your story by contacting him at rgroup@emcs.net or by visiting his Facebook page, Kitson Gallery.

Down on the Farm

A Case for Raw Milk

by Gerald & Tina Carlin

 

A bill was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives “to prohibit Federal interference with the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk and milk products that are packaged for direct human consumption.” H. R. 5410, the “Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2019” was introduced by Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky. As of December 12, 2019, the bill had 17 co-sponsors, including none from New York and only one from Pennsylvania, Congressman Lloyd Smucker from Lancaster County.

So why is this important? There are currently 40 states in the U.S. that allow legal access to raw milk through sales for human consumption, raw pet milk, or herd share agreements. The bill would prevent the federal government from restricting sales across state lines if the states allow raw milk sales.

Currently, two states adjacent to Pennsylvania do not allow raw milk sales, New Jersey and Delaware.

The Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (POM) went into effect in 1924 and soon became the standard practice. Pasteurization was intended to prevent diseases caused by poor animal nutrition and dirty production methods. In 1973, the federal government made pasteurization mandatory for all milk involved in interstate commerce. With the advances in stainless steel tanks, milking equipment, refrigeration, sanitation, and inspections, pasteurization of milk has become less necessary, if it is needed at all. Farmers who have raw milk permits undergo more rigorous inspections and are held to a higher standard than conventional dairy farmers. This ensures that the raw milk that they produce is safe for human consumption.

Pasteurization of milk damages enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures fragile proteins and kills some beneficial bacteria. Now Ultra-Heat Treated (UHT) milk is becoming more common. Some call this “dead milk.” This practice sterilizes the milk, allowing a shelf life of several months. Even most organic milk is now UHT. Not all milk that is UHT is labeled as such. There have been reports of conventional pasteurized milk lasting several months without souring. Homogenization of milk breaks up the milk fat and makes it less digestible and less beneficial to the human body.

Fairlife, now 100% owned by Coca Cola as of January 3, 2020, is both Ultra-filtered (UF) and UHT. Ultra-filtration forces milk through membranes under high pressure, removing lactose, fat, and some other nutrients. The protein is retained, but the question remains has the protein been altered by this process?

Milk has been called “nature’s perfect food.” Dairy farmers take pride in producing a quality product. They want high quality, nutritious milk, and dairy products available to the public. Yet, when milk leaves the farm it often becomes a series of industrial ingredients. Milk is taken apart and components are used and assembled in various ways to make dairy products in a much different way than in the past.

Because of this, a growing number of people are realizing the health benefits of drinking raw milk and eating dairy products made from raw milk. Many who can not tolerate pasteurized and homogenized milk have no problem consuming raw milk. In spite of known benefits of raw milk, federal and state governments and the “dairy industry” stand in the way of people having access to this nutritious product. Furthermore, they stand in the way of small dairy farms being able to market directly to the public, thus hindering the economic viability of small farms.

Gently pasteurized cream-line milk is the best alternative to raw milk. Any on-farm processed milk or dairy products are likely superior to the commercially processed varieties and the money goes to the local farmer and helps the local community.

Please contact your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor H. R. 5410 which would be a step in the right direction.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Gerald & Tina Carlin are the owner/operators of Carlin Farm and the 4 Seasons Farm Market. The 4 Seasons Farm Market (located on the farm at 3064 SR 3005, Meshoppen, PA 18630) is open year-round. Call 570-833-4592 for hours & directions.

Hops & Vines

Laura’s Little Corner at Hops & Vine

by Laura Yale

 

As days grow slightly longer and a new decade has begun, I welcome you, my dear readers, to my little corner at Hops and Vine. On this latest adventure along our Northeastern Pennsylvania ale and wine trail, we have a couple of winter months upon us which means a lot of hard work in the fields for both industries is now paying off behind the scenes. Both brew masters and winemakers are very busy concocting libations to tantalize our tastes in 2020 in order to keep up with supply and demand. And lucky for us all, they are off to a phenomenal start!

Like winter turns to spring and the trees and flowers begin to bud, the local beer and wine industry just blossoms this time of year by branching out of the norm and showcasing their creativity. Our brewers are taking their craft to the next level by using a variety of different methods to develop multiple varieties of stouts, the finest of English-style brown ales, chocolate lagers, and many infused beer combinations while our vintners are introducing us to some amazing award winning reds, elderberry wines, and other berry wines which are perfect for this time of year – especially with the coming of both Valentine’s and St Patrick’s Day.

Some of these creations are seasonal, some are developed for fun, some for customer feedback but all of them are about truly pleasing the ever-changing palate of the consumer. I am in awe of what is currently being produced right in our own backyard and just like our local purveyors I am growing with knowledge by visiting with them along my way.

The most interesting lesson among my travels comes from my friends in the beer industry and how just attending a few regional brewery events called “Firkin Fridays” opened me to a whole new vocabulary of craft brewing terminology. It had me asking all kinds of questions such as, “What is a firkin, how is it used, and what is its significance?” Those few simple inquiries developed into full conversations and a combination of terms that are linked primarily to the beer vessel itself and how the brew is processed. So what exactly is a firkin, you ask? Join me as I delve into a wee bit of beer history and what I have learned.

A firkin is actually a type of smaller beer cask based on the Middle Dutch word vierdekijn meaning “fourth” that dates back to the mid-15th century as an ale vessel. The beer produced in firkins differs from the traditional beer we are used to in kegs as it is made without carbon dioxide and is not pressurized so it has no fizzy taste or help to move it through the tap lines. Firkin’s brewing contents are unpasteurized and conditioned in the firkin by the brew master’s addition of live yeast and a layering of flavors to the cask which all ferment in the closed vessel at around 55 degrees. Once the process is complete, a tap much like a faucet is driven into the side of firkin and the beer is expelled by the use of gravity alone and served room temperature for no more than 48 hours. These small batches are rich not only in flavor but in history. Isn’t it so amazing the same methods of crafting beer from centuries ago are being done locally?

This journey has been so refreshing! Between all the information I have gathered and have been studying and the lasting memories made, it was an absolute pleasure! I know it will be for you all too! So please join me and carve your own path down our local wine and ale trail with your family and friends. With the extraordinary flavors popping up everywhere, you can surely tell Spring is definitely in the air!

Hope to see you all next time at Laura’s Little Corner at Hops and Vine! Until we meet again, Cheers!

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Laura Yale and her husband, Dan, are the long-time owners of The Fireplace Restaurant, 6157 US-6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. The restaurant proudly features a variety of local wines & beers, the artwork of local artists throughout, and locally-sourced foods as much as possible. The Fireplace Restaurant is open 11am-10pm daily, until 11pm Fridays and Saturdays.