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.
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 is having a huge farmers market this Saturday at the borough parking lot from 8am to 12pm with lots of great venders like Herrings Chicken Farm, Hope Hills Lavender Farm, Martins Farm, plus so much more. Hand painted wine glasses to homemade and handmade items, to our out door vegan/veggie cafe with yummy food will be available as well. So come join the fun and support local businesses and the community!
There will be more dates for this event through September and October as well, so mark your calendars now!
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
There will be a Pet event at Bubeck Park on May 22 hosted by Diakon. Pet owners and enthusiasts come join the fun! The schedule for the event that day is as follows:
Schedule of Events:
12:30 pm Welcome
12:45 pm Blessing of the pets, Pastor Janet Lewis, St. John’s UCC
1:00 pm Obedience and Apprehension Demonstration, Consummate K-9
1:20 pm Pet Nutrition, Sasha’s Canine bakery
1:40 pm Pet Therapy Demonstration, Gail Lorady and Buffy
2:00 pm Pet Park Discussion, Patricia Quinn
2:20 pm Wild Life Rescue, Red Creek Wildlife Center
2:40 pm Leash and Licensing Laws, Representative Mike Tobash office
3:00 pm Adopt a Pet, Ruth Steinert SPCA
3:30 pm Pet/Owner look-alike contest
Schedule subject to change.
This weekend is Schuylkill Haven’s Annual Community Yard Sale
Come one! Come all! Schuylkill Haven is having a Community Wide Yard Sale Saturday, May 19…..sponsored by Schuylkill Haven Borough Day Committee. Great bargains all over town!! Look for the balloons marking participating families. Pick up your “Location Finder” downtown Schuylkill Haven later this week.
For more information, check out the Schuylkill Haven Borough Day Facebook Page!
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.
The Schuylkill Haven Police NFL Flag Football League is currently accepting player registration. Registration is opened to boys and girls ages 5 to 17. A $40.00 registration fee for each players participation. Fee covers cost of players official NFL flag jersey, flag belt, and league fees. Parents can register online at shpd.nflflag.com (do not add www before the address) Registration closes on April 15, 2012. All fees must be submitted via mail or in person at the Schuylkill Haven Police station by April 15, 2012. The program is available to both in town and out of town youth.
The league is also looking for interested adults for coaches and referees. On line registration is also available for those positions. For more information about NFL Flag Football visit online at shpd.nflflag.com
Any additional questions please contact league coordinator Jeff Walcott at 570-385-9111.