In addition to the Artisans’ Marketplace at the Waverly Community House on November 22nd and 23rd, the Comm will once again offer its annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, November 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The tour will showcase an eclectic mix of homes, decorated for the holiday season in a variety of themes and styles by talented design professionals. This year’s Holiday House Tour is chaired by Kathleen Nelson and proudly sponsored by Marworth.
Within walking distance from the Comm, the first home on the tour is an older, historic home, owned by Lou and Sue Houck, and located on Beech Street in the heart of Waverly. The home, built in 1895, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Houck home will be decorated by Susie Sugerman. 
Just a short driving distance heading north on Abington Road are two unique homes, designed by Burkavage Design and owned by Tom and Sandy Durbin and their daughter Barbara Sanders and her husband Dave. The Durbin home, designed by Architect Dave Sanders and built by R.G. Petty and Sons in 2003, sits on a 29 acre parcel with access to Countryside Conservancy and Lackawanna State Park hiking trails. A one story house, it features 3220 square feet of living space, an open floor plan, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a wood burning fireplace, screened porch, a large stone patio and integral 3 car garage. The house is heated by natural gas radiant heat, is fully air conditioned and has a standby electric generator. John Mackey Design will provide the decorations.
Approximately one mile from the Durbin home is the home of Barb and Dave Sanders. Situated on a 38 acre portion of the old Ridgeway farm, the residence’s “mountain home” rustic style, set against the base of the hill, complements the original barn and farmhouse that are also located on the property. The exterior is balanced by two massive stone clad chimneys with the rest of the façade in cedar siding and accented with shakes windows that take full advantage of the stunning views across the North Abington Township countryside. The views range from vistas across the valley from the bluestone patio, to shorter wooded views across the fields and also tranquil views from the porch to the spring fed pond immediately adjacent to the home. The Sanders’ home will be decorated for the tour by Central Park Flowers. 
Also on the House Tour is the Currá home, a three-story historic Victorian home, lovingly restored over the years by the owners, Tom and Marcy Currá. Designer Tara Cesare lends her talents to prepare the home for this year’s holiday tour. 
The Comm is extremely grateful to the homeowners for opening their homes to benefit the Comm and to the decorators for donating their time and talents to this tour. Tickets for the house tour are $20 and are available in advance at the Comm and on sale in the Comm lobby during the Artisans’ Marketplace.


On Saturday and Sunday, November 22nd and 23rd, the Waverly Community House will host its 31st Annual Artisans’ Marketplace proudly sponsored by the Waverly General Store and Marworth. The Artisans’ Marketplace showcases more than 30 of the area’s most talented artisans and craftspeople who will offer high quality, handmade, one of a kind items just in time for the holidays.

The Artisans’ Marketplace has become a show that attracts some of the most talented artisans. The process of selection is a rigorous one. All submissions undergo a jury process in order to ensure fellow artisans and visitors a high quality of craftsmanship and presentation. The committee searches for applicants who display unique talent, originality and great skill and expertise in their medium. The committee also attempts to choose a variety of vendors to balance the overall show. All work is original and includes a variety of forms and mediums in photography, painting, ceramic, jewelry design, basketry, glass, sculpture, textiles, wood and more! Patrons of the show have a wonderful opportunity to view and purchase original American made art.

Artisans selected for this year’s show include, but are not limited to: Alice's Aprons, Angus & Oliver, Artifacts, Bachestinks, Bag Lady International, Beta Bread, Brian Toda Blown Glass, Cakes & Scones Bakery, Chocolates by Leopold, Inc., Craig's Creations, Creations by the Tuesday Gathering, Creations in Wood, Distinctively Raisa, Emilie Artistic Design, Hand Blown Glass by Kyle Lavery, J. K. Pottery, James Simrell Designs, Kathy Fallon Photography, Mimi's Hooks, Little Red Hen Soap Factory, Michael Cho, Lisa Boland Designs, Noriko Iizuka, One Of A Kind-Baskets, Paul Funke Photography, Saint's Nicks, Sassy Albert Soaps, The Barnwood Gallery, Thirteen Olives and Vintage Meegan.

New to this year’s show is a Gift Wrapping Station. The station is chaired by Tara Atkins and will be run by a group of dedicated women from Waverly United Methodist Church who, for a small fee, will transform your purchases into beautiful packages. The Artisan raffle will feature a gift basket donated by Caravia of Clarks Summit.

A delicious, hearty luncheon, catered by Bazil Ristorante, is offered in the Scout Room each day of the Show from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will feature two classic Italian favorites - Pasta Fagioli and Cheese Ravioli, a Caesar Salad and Turkey Wraps.

Hours for the Artisans’ Marketplace are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The ticket price is $6 per person and is good for admission to the Show on both days. All proceeds benefit the Waverly Community House



A new, upscale thrift shop at the Waverly Community House, officially opens on October 4th. The shop is appropriately named Upstairs Thrift, for its location on the second floor of the Comm in the North Wing above the Scout Room. Store hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.




Upon learning that the Waverly Women’s Club was planning to close The Attic Shop, Comm Executive Director Maria Wilson approached Clarks Summit resident Victoria Maybeck with an idea to fill the void in the community left by the closing and open a thrift shop which would rely solely on donations, unlike The Attic Shop where much of the merchandise was consigned. The concept was immediately embraced and Victoria began work right away to fill and decorate the space. 
Shoppers will find all sorts of bargains on gently used (and sometimes new) clothing for the whole family, household items, kitchenware, home décor and so much more. Donations are accepted during Comm hours and may be left at the bottom of the stairway next to the garage area in the back of the building. The shop will be staffed by volunteers under the direction of Ms. Maybeck, who brings a wealth of experience from running thrift shops in Newtown, Connecticut. All proceeds from sales directly benefit the Waverly Community House.
To find out more about Upstairs Thrift, or to volunteer to work in the shop, contact LuAnn in the Comm office at 570-586-8191, ext. 2. The Waverly Community House is located at 1115 N Abington Road in Waverly, PA.


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