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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Learn about region's coal mining heritage

  • “Coaley,” the mascot of the Anthracite Historical Discovery Center, will appear at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary as part of the “Weekly Wonders” programs on Thursday, August 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.


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  •   “Coaley,” the mascot of the Anthracite Historical Discovery Center, will appear at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary as part of the “Weekly Wonders” programs on Thursday, August 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m. Kids will learn about the rich history of the anthracite coal region. Volunteers from the Center will present a “Museum Without Walls” event filled with fun, art, and activities including storytelling and sing-a-long.
    The group will meet at the Blough Building on the Sanctuary’s grounds. Space for the program is limited and reservations are required. The program costs $6 for adults ($4 for Sanctuary members); $3 for students 12 to 18 ($2 for Sanctuary members). Children under 12 are free.
    While children, ages Pre-K to grade 5, spend an enjoyable evening with Coaley, their parents and older siblings can bring a picnic to eat on the Sanctuary’s lawn. All kids, naughty and nice, will receive a piece of coal and instructions so they can grow their own crystal “Depression Garden.”
    Anyone who joins the Sanctuary at the family level of $50/year will receive free admission as a family group to three future 2012 “Weekly Wonder” events. Current Sanctuary members at the family level who attend two upcoming “Weekly Wonder” events as a family group will receive a voucher coupon for free admission to a future 2012 Weekly Wonder event.
    Upcoming Thursday events include a program from the Anthracite Historical Discovery Center, a trail walk lead by Nathaniel Whitmore, compass reading and map skills, stargazing, and fire trucks.
    The village of White Mills lies halfway between Hawley and Honesdale on Route 6. At the blinking light adjacent to the White Mills Hotel in White Mills, turn and go up the steep hill (Elizabeth Street) for 6/10 of a mile to the stop sign at a second blinking light. Continue on for 1/10 of a mile to the entrance of the Sanctuary on your right. For a brochure of all the scheduled “Weekly Wonder” events, for additional information, or to join the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, please call (570)253-1185 or visit www.dorflinger.org.
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    Buzzing Bees at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary
    White Mills, Pa. – Beekeeper Jeff Sidle recently shared his knowledge of honeybees and beekeeping at the first “Weekly Wonder” program at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary. The programs feature fun things to do and take place on Thursdays throughout August. Children, adults and families are encouraged to attend. The program costs $6 for adults ($4 for Sanctuary members); $3 for students 12 to 18 ($2 for Sanctuary members). Children under 12 are free.
    Upcoming events include a program from the Anthracite Historical Discovery Center, a trail walk lead by Nathaniel Whitmore, compass reading and map skills, stargazing, and fire trucks with the White Mills Fire Department.
    For a brochure of all the scheduled “Weekly Wonder” events, for additional information, or to join the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, please call (570)253-1185 or visit www.dorflinger.org.
    Page 2 of 2 - Jeff brought some of his bees and showed parts of a movable frame hive, the protective clothing used by beekeepers, and a beekeepers line of defense called a “smoker.”
     

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