Thanks to all the GHP member businesses that participated in the
2nd Edition of the Partnership Passport!

The 44 participating businesses include:

A Picker’s Find
1098 Texas Palmyra Highway

A&A Auto Parts
Route 6 & Tryon Street

AAA North Penn
1126 Main Street

Apple Day Spa & Hair
Restoration Salon
152 Grandview Avenue

Art’s for Babies & Beyond
823 Main Street

Art’s for Him & Her Too
843 Main Street

Bistro 1202 at Wayne Hotel
1202 Main Street

10th & Main Streets

The Cats Pajamas
621 Main Street

Clark’s Sunrise Market
133 Sunrise Avenue

Country Dawn
801 Main Street

Dave’s Super Duper
200 Willow Avenue

Dirlam Brothers Lumber
250 Sunrise Avenue

Elegante Restaurant & Pizzeria
851 Main Street

Finders Keepers Consignment Boutique
903 Main Street

Fins and Feathers
222 Willow Avenue

Ghiggeri’s Fine Olive Oils & Balsamics
742 Main Street

Honesdale Farm & Garden
35 Brown Street

Honesdale Greenhouse Flower Shop
1043 Main Street

Interior Works Gallery
1037 Main Street

Irving Cliff Brewery
2 Chapel Street

Jeannie’s Chapel Street Salon
1 Chapel Street

Jennz Café
951 Main Street

Kristt Co.
863 Main Street

Laurel’s Hometown
Café/Paint ‘N Sip
926 Main Street

Market 13
1230 West Street

MB’s Shear Expressions
530 Main Street

Music & Video Express
617 Main Street

Nature’s Grace Health
Food & Deli
947 Main Stree

Northeast Firearms
915 Main Street

Papa’s Primo Pizza
627 Main Street

Paulie’s Hot Dogs
403 Park Street

R3 Hardware
541 Main Street

416 Old Willow Avenue

416 Old Willow Avenue

Stephens Pharmacy
/NE Med-Equip
1101 Main Street

Tick-Tocks Restaurant
760 Terrace Street

Trackside Grill
724 Main Street

The Velvet Maple
968 Main Street – Ste. A

513 Main Street

Wayne County Ford
971 Texas Palmyra Highway

Wayne County Historical
810 Main Street

Wayne County YMCA
105 Park Street

Yoga International
630 Main Street

Prizes include a two-night stay for two at the beautifully appointed Lodge at Keen Lake, $375.00, $325.00, $250.00 or $150.00 in participating business gift certificates.





Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Held

A Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting was held on October 20 for Mount Pleasant Herbery, located at 1023 Main Street, Honesdale.The shop is the place to go for handmade soaps, tea and other items made from herbs grown locally in Wayne County.

Pictured above, from left to right: GHP Board Member Patti Bursis; GHP Executive Director, Gail Tucker: Board Members Ray Harrington and Joy Schulatta; shop owner, Gudrun Feigl; GHP Presdent Jeffrey Hiller, Board Member Brian Wilken; and Amy Utegg and Ellen Pritchard from neighboring First National Community Bank.

2016 Harvest & Heritage Days

Soup 'R Chili Taste-off Winners Announced!

The Harvest & Heritage Days 11th annual Taste-off was held this past weekend. This year’s taste off was Soup ‘R Chili and a huge success.

This year’s contestants in the soup category were: Elite Martial Arts Istitute – Knockout Cheeseburger; The Gravity Inn – Butternut Squash and Seafood Bisque; MB’s Shear Expressions – Pumpkin Pie; Twisted Rail Tavern – Crab Bisque and VFW Post 531 – Pop’s Chowda. In the chili category we had: Hose Co. #1 – The Big Burn; Twisted Rail Tavern – Vegetarian and VFW Post 531 – Combat.

The three distinguished judges this year were Jon Fritz, Wendell Kay and Sandra Grandinetti. Their decision for first place winner in the Best Presentation to the Judges category was Elite Martial Arts institute, who served their soup in a beautiful fall floral display.

When it came to tasting, the judges had a very difficult task at hand. Ultimately, the first place for Judges Choice in chili went to Hose Co. #1 and in the soup category, equally as difficult, the judge’s vote for first place went to VFW Post 531.

The public had from noon until 3:00 p.m. to purchase samples of all the soup and chili that were offered and vote for their favorite, as well as their favorite booth. When the votes were tallied, the people’s first place choice for Best Decorated Booth went to MB’s Shear Expressions.

It was evident when the votes were counted that the public had as hard a time as the judges selecting the best soup and chili. The final tally showed that the People’s Choice first place award for best chili went to VFW Post 531, and in the soup category, the people chose Twisted Rail Tavern.

“All the contestants were wonderful and everyone had a really good time, win or lose,” said GHP executive director Gail Tucker. “We hope to see them all back again next year, and hope also to welcome some new contestants.”

This year’s Harvest & Heritage Days was sponsored by Wayne Bank with support from Wayne County Tourism. The Soup ‘R Chili Taste-off is co-sponsored by Rent-E-Vent by Rent-E-Quip. The Greater Honesdale Partnership would like to thank all of the contestants, our sponsors, and all the volunteers that helped make this event a huge success. 

Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Held

A Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting was held on Friday, July 1, 2016 for Black & Brass, a brand-new roasting and coffee shop on the 500 block of Honesdale's thriving Main Street. You're invited to experience freshly roasted coffee on site as well as hot and iced espresso drinks. For more information , please call 570-470-7817.

Pictured, left to right: Bob Lathrop, Denise Ellis from neighboring business The Twisted Rail; GHP board members Mary Carol Hannis, Amy Beatty and Lew Critelli; Black & Brass owner Travis Rivera; GHP executive director Gail Tucker; GHP board members Kevin Bernitt, Jane Theobald and Joelee Motichka; and GHP president, Jeff Hiller. 

Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Held

A ribbon cutting and grand opening was held for Chyle's Classic Cuts, located in the former Kinsman's building on Main Street Honesdale, hosted by the Greater Honesdale Partnership.

Ashley Chyle, the owner of the business, has 10 years of experience.“I grew up in Bethany and I wanted to bring my own business to the community,” she said.

Chyle provides mens' and boys' haircuts, old-fashioned cuts, a standard razor cut and more.“It's an old-fashioned barbershop,” Chyle stated.

Chyle's Classic Cuts is open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and it is closed on Sundays. To make an appointment call (570) 229-3787.

Photo: From left are GHP President Jeff Hiller; GHP board member Amy Beatty; Dustin Edsall; GHP Executive Director, Gail Tucker; Bill Edsall, GHP board member Ray Harrington; shop owner Ashley Chyle; Lisa Edsall, Jacob and Bridget Chyle; GHP Vice President Mike Augello; Bob & Kathy Dewar; Jeralyn Hancock – Chamber Administrative Support Coordinator; and GHP board member Joy Schulatta.