Luhrs Return To Milford With Grand Opening
Milford — Doug and Penney Luhrs, dignitaries, family, friends, and customers celebrated the Tri State Chamber of Commerce sponsored Grand Opening of dp Luhrs True Value Hardware store at 300 West Harford Street (entrance is on Route 2001) in Milford Borough last weekend.
The opening is the third dp Luhrs True Value store for owners Doug and Penney Luhrs. The first dp Luhrs store opened at 1543 Route 739 in Dingmans Ferry and the second at 1020 Main Street in Newfoundland, Pa.
The Milford store opened in April. The Milford store is the most comprehensively stocked and the only one of the three dp Luhrs stores that is a True Value Destination store.
All True Value Destination stores in the nation have the same layout, branding, and array of features as other True Value Destination stores in the nation.
For the Luhrs clan, the Milford celebration was more than a Grand Opening, it was a homecoming. The original Luhrs Hardware store, owned by Doug’s parents, the late Albert L. Luhrs and Shorty, currently the clan’s oldest member, had their hardware store at 300 West Harford Street from the 1960s to 1990... for complete story, get this week's issue.
Bridge Nature Preserve Construction Moving Along
DINGMAN — Progress is being made on the Cornelia and Florence Bridge Nature Preserve, the Dingman Board of Supervisors announced during their Oct. 21 meeting.
Supervisor Denny Brink reported that Straka Construction, the company in charge of the project, would be pouring concrete for the pavilion pad in the coming days, and the pavilion itself was scheduled for delivery on Friday, Oct. 24.
During the meeting, the board approved Straka’s bid to complete a stone veneer on the pavilion posts at $21,000.
The board put the project to bid to see if it could find a better price, but decided to keep the project in house with Straka as all the bids were fairly close, and it would be risky to coordinate the work with another contractor.
Brink added that the pre-cast concrete bathroom will be delivered in November, and the access roads leading to the pavilion and off of Route 6 are taking shape, but won’t be blacktopped until next year as heavy construction vehicles are extensively using the rough roadways at this stage.
The township is looking towards an opening next spring... for complete story, get this week's issue.
DV Grad’s Evangelical Punk Opera Celebrates Debut
MATAMORAS — Billy Webster, a Matamoras Borough native currently residing in Chester, NJ, is celebrating the debut staging of his punk opera, “Bold Enough to Say,” a musical adaptation of the “Lords Prayer.”
Webster, his band, and cast staged the opera in two venues in the past week, one in Brooklyn, and one in New Jersey.
A 1991 Delaware Valley (DV) High School alumni and graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Webster last year got a $5,000 grant from the Episcopal Evangelical Education Society as seed money to help produce an experimental punk rock opera based on the “Lord’s Prayer.”
While at DV, he played in bands, including his own, and began composing.
Webster said that he was inspired so much by the “Lord’s prayer” that he developed a 12-part meditation cycle based on each line.
The opera is an outgrowth of his experience in meditating on the prayer. Webster arranged each line of the prayer as a song title.
In the opera, Webster uses each song to explain some aspect of difficult personal identity issues facing people or thorny theological issues about existence.
Webster said that as he developed his ideas of using each line as part of his daily 12-cycle daily mediation, the concept of an opera seemed inevitable.
Webster presented the opera proposal to the society. He said that the opera struck the right chord with grant board, which funds projects that could reach audiences never before reached... for complete story, get this week's issue.