Pocono Arts Council Announces 2014 PA Partners in the Arts Grants

STROUDSBURG, SCRANTON, WILKES-BARRE, MILFORD, HONESDALE: The Pocono Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2014 PA Partners in the Arts (PPA) Grants. The PPA program is a partnership initiative between local arts organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency. PPA is administered in the northeastern PA region by the Pocono Arts Council and is available to non-profit organizations and individual artists conducting arts programming in the counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne. Since beginning the program in 1997, over $1,705,301 has been granted in the 5 county region. This year 34 PPA Project Stream applications received grants totaling $38,979. In addition, 26 PPA Program Stream grants will also be awarded in early 2015 totaling $58,878.

These Awards will be presented on Friday, December 5th, in the ARTSPACE Gallery at the PoconoArts Cultural Center, 18 North Seventh Street, STROUDSBURG at 6 PM. PPA Project Stream and Program Stream Awards will also be recognized January 14th, in Scranton as part of the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture’s recognition of grant awards.

The 2014 PPA recipients are:

LACKAWANNA COUNTY: 
PA PARTNERS IN THE ARTS (PPA) PROJECT STREAM GRANTS: 
Anthracite Heritage Museum; William Black; The Breaking Ground Poets; Downtown Go Around; Ghostlight Productions; Mary Frances Giordano; Sally Wiener Grotta; Dolores R. Hippler; Lexington Entertainment; The Pop Up Studio; United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA; Waverly Community House

PPA PROGRAM STREAM GRANTS:
Arcadia Chorale; American Federation of Musicians Local #120; Artists for Art; Ballet Theatre of Scranton; Catholic Choral Society; Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania; City of Scranton Parks & Recreation; Community Concerts at Lackawanna College; First Night Scranton; First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit; Lackawanna Historical Society; Lyric Consort; Shields Center for Visual Arts at Marywood University; Mostly Opera; Scranton Civic Ballet Company; PA Jazz Alliance; Hope Horn Gallery at University of Scranton 

LUZERNE COUNTY: 
PA PARTNERS IN THE ARTS (PPA) PROJECT STREAM GRANTS: 
Mischelle Anthony; Choral Arts of Luzerne County; Hazleton Integration Project; Suzuki School for Strings; Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School

PPA PROGRAM STREAM GRANTS:
Ballet Northeast; Greater Hazleton Concert Series; King's College; Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre; Misericordia University 

MONROE COUNTY: 
PA PARTNERS IN THE ARTS (PPA) PROJECT STREAM GRANTS: 
Delaware Water Gap – Celebration of the Arts; East Stroudsburg High School South; Eastburg Community Alliance/Dansbury Depot; Pocono Watercolor Associates; Presbyterian Church of the Mountain; Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm; Stroudsburg High School

PPA PROGRAM STREAM GRANTS:
Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society; Pocono Youth Orchestra

PIKE COUNTY: 
PA PARTNERS IN THE ARTS (PPA) PROJECT STREAM GRANTS:
Grey Towers Heritage Association; Kindred Spirits Music & Arts; Milford Borough Parks and Recreation Committee; Milford Music Festival; Pike County Historical Society and Museum.

PPA PROGRAM STREAM GRANTS:
Black Bear Film Festival

WAYNE COUNTY: 

PA PARTNERS IN THE ARTS (PPA) PROJECT STREAM GRANTS:

The Cooperage Project; Tim Farrell; Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival Inc.; Lackawac Sanctuary; Summer Arts Academy

PPA PROGRAM STREAM GRANTS:
Ritz Company Playhouse; Wayne County Arts Alliance

For further information on the program, or to be placed on a mailing list for next year’s grant application, please call the PoconoArts office, 570-476-4460 or e-mail tassy@poconoarts.org.

The Pocono Arts Council is a local arts service organization serving Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. The mission of the council is to build the community artistically and culturally by providing leadership, service and education - “Culture Builds Community.” Further information can be found by visiting its website, www.poconoarts.org.


 

NEW THRIFT SHOP OPENS AT WAVERLY COMM

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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