The Design Committee of Our Haven Foundation, Inc. is working to create an attractive, coordinated and quality image of downtown Schuylkill Haven; an area where people will want to spend their time. One of Design’s objectives in its 5-year Action Plan is to make the downtown more suitable for sitting, resting & relaxation by purchasing and installing park benches.
The Design Committee researched bench styles and prices and settled on a 6 ft. Hampton Bench made of recycled plastic lumber boards and powder-coated cast aluminum frames. Pricing included the cost of the benches, shipping and handling, and the cost of bronze sponsorship plaques. The benches are guaranteed for 50 years. Our members canvassed business owners in the central business district to obtain permission to install the benches on the sidewalks in front of their buildings. We also worked with the Borough of Schuylkill Haven to purchase, assemble and install the benches.
During the course of the project, several other organizations expressed interest in sponsoring a bench. In early October 2012, five benches were installed in downtown Schuylkill Haven at the following locations:
107 East Main Street – Valenti’s II
17 East Main Street – Economic Development Office
1 East Main Street – Stine’s Pharmacy
20 East Main Street – The Jungle
17 St. John Street – Edward Jones Investments
Funding for this project was supplied by a grant from the Zwerling Community Trust (3 benches), Greater Schuylkill Haven Area Business Association (one bench), and Schuylkill Haven Midget Cheerleaders (one bench). Photographs of the benches and an October 23, 2012 article from the Pottsville Republican Herald follow.
One of three benches presented by Our Haven Foundation and Zwerling Community Trust.
Bench presented by Schuylkill Haven Midget Cheerleaders.
Bench presented by Greater Schuylkill Haven Area Business Association.
Looking for something to do this holiday season? Well you need to look no further than your own backyard! Schuylkill Haven has a lot of great events coming up for the whole family like the tree lighting, the “Nutcracker,” Christmas on Main, and many holiday concerts. For an up to date listing, please check out our “Upcoming Events” page or check out the Schuylkill Haven Facebook Page!
Schuylkill Haven Area Business Association is hosting an outdoor wine, art, creative arts and performing arts expose entitled:
WINE, WALK, AND WANDER.
This event attracted over 700 people last year and will provide local artists with exposure recognition and unlimited selling potential while giving the general public the opportunity to join together with local artistic talent to view and purchase amazing art, taste and buy local wines, enjoy food and musical performances and checkout local stores for special offerings.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN-FILLED EVENING DESIGNED TO PROMOTE THE ARTS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN.
We are hoping to make our 4th year bigger and better. Join us to hear the Blues sounds of Sterling Koch. Also this year, M&J Big Band will be back to play in front of the Sovereign Bank and TJ Fitzpatrick…Elvis will be here !!!
There will also be an old-fashioned photo booth as well as some local crafters. Plus, there will be lots of food and the farmer’s market too! We even have a Kiddie Korner this year in Lori’s Angels parking lot with a bounce house, zippy pet, stuff a plush, sand art, and children’s games for those of you who will have children with you.
If you have any questions, please call Vicky Norris at 570-385-2460
Yup, that’s right! It is an elementary favorite for grown-ups! Beginning Thursday March 22 at the West Brunswick Township softball field, the league will continue for seven games and a tournament. The cost to participate is $49 per player and includes a t-shirt.
Registration is available online through March 8 at www.gokickball.com/schuylkill_haven.
There are three ways to join:
- Create a team: A team captain can create a team and make a code for desired invitees to his or her team.
- Invitee: Log on and register with a specific team, using the code provided by a team captain.
- Free agent: Interested players can freely sign up, without choosing a specific team, and be randomly placed on a roster.
For more information, please contact organizer Mike Rodnick at (570) 449-0794 or email him at email@example.com.
Pictured here: Senator David G. Argall, David Norris, and Carl Berger
Our Haven Foundation had its open house at the new Economic Development Office on November 17. People were able to meet with members from the Our Haven Foundation and learn more about the committees as well as become sponsors in the organization.
Schuylkill Haven‘s new Economic Development Coordinator, Carl Berger, was there as well. In addition, a slide show was shown throughout the evening to detail some of what Our Haven Foundation‘s goals for the community were.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Open House possible and thank you to everyone who came to show your support!