Thursday, April 23, 2015

Route 6 Connection April 2015 Newsletter


April 2015 Industry Newsletter

APRIL IS ARTISAN TRAIL MONTH 

Each month throughout our 10th Anniversary year, we have been highlighting aspects of the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor.  This month's feature has been picked up by several papers and featured in Visit PA's e-newsletter. 


The PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor is blessed with an abundance of talented people who are making unique items; some with their own hands, some made with natural products found in the environment and others using
traditionFirestone Forgeal skills that tell the story of a certain place and time.
The people, galleries, studios, museums and shoppes that make up the PA Route 6 Artisan Trail are a testimony to the rich heritage of visionaries and
entrepreneurs that helped build the northern tier of Pennsylvania. Today, a lively bunch of artists, crafters, performers, and culinary artists are making a mark along one of America's favorite scenic drives.
Traditional artist, like Connie Sickler at the Settlement House in Sylvania (MM 246-247) and Wendy Neckers at Painted Finch Gallery in Corry (MM 65-66), open their studios and galleries for visitors, sharing their love of art and their area, by helping to expose other local artist to the
traveling public. A mix  of history and art can be found at
  

Next Month's Feature....PA ROUTE 6 IS A NATIONAL RECREATIONAL TRAIL 


Carbondale Rolling Out the Red Carpet for our 10th Anniversary Celebrations  
 

The  people of Carbondale in Lackawanna County know how to throw a celebration party. For the PA Route 6 Annual Meeting, they are offering some great chances to experience what makes this historic town special, starting with an opening reception and tour of the Carbondale Historical Society's Delaware & Hudson Museum on Wednesday, May 13 at 6pm. The Carbondale Historical Society and Museum, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is located on the third floor of the historic Carbondale City Hall and Courthouse. The following morning, participants can take a tour of the Pioneer City, as a local renowned historian tells the tales of the city from anthracite to aliens. Carbondale was named the 2014 PA Route 6 Heritage Community of the Year for its hard work in creating visitor experiences that recall their rich railroading and coal history. Don't miss your opportunity to learn more. Make your reservations now! A special overnight rate at the NEW Best Western Pioneer Plaza Hotel is available until April 29.

 6 REASONS TO ATTEND THE PA ROUTE 6 ANNUAL MEETING
MAY 13-14, 2015  
(Registration Deadline April 29th) 

1. Hear the future plans of DCNR and the PA Heritage Areas Program from Acting Secretary, Cindy Dunn.
2. Discover how you can participate or benefit from the goals and strategies along the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor for the next 10 years.
3. Learn the new economic impact numbers for one of America's favorite destinations.
4. Celebrate the successes of the people, organizations and programs who exemplify the mission of PA Route 6.
5. Meet and network with other Route 6 stakeholders.
6. Find out about the Carbondalien and what he means to a small city in northeastern PA.
 


TAP INTO THE MOTORCYCLE MARKET
On any given summer or fall day, there are thousands of motorcyclists enjoying the twists and turns of Pennsylvania's northern highway, US Route 6. Now the PA Route 6 Alliance is offering businesses a chance to attract those bikers through a promotional campaign.  

The campaign will include a printed map with 5 loop tours using locations on Route 6 as their start and finish points as well as downloadable itineraries on the website. Businesses can participate by advertising on the map with ads ranging from $125 for a listing to $315 for a half-page ad. The maps will be distributed to welcome centers and motorcycle dealers. The campaign will also include targeted promotion to motorcycling magazines and websites.
For more information on participating in this motorcycle campaign, please see the website at http://www.paroute6.com/members. Deadline to be included is May 15.   


EMMA AND DAN WALK ACROSS PA ROUTE 6
Emma and Dan Perritano of Erie, PA will make the 360 mile trek across Pennsylvania's Historic Route 6 this spring read more... 
A big thank you to the Inn on Maple Street B&B, in Port Allegany for being the first overnight sponsor for Dan and Emma!  

See the Arc of Erie blog for the latest on Emma and Dan's Route 6 Journey. 



GRAND OPENING AND DEDICATION OF THE PA LUMBER MUSEUM, May 15th and 16th, 2015 

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is a recreated turn-of-the 20th-century lumber mill and camp with a visitors center and themed exhibitions, operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Lumber read more... 

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