Deepest gratitude… higher vision

THE HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE FOR WAYNE & PIKE COUNTIES COMES TO A CLOSE The Holiday Toy Drive, brought to you by The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ has come to a close and this past year we were able to provide toys and gifts with a value in excess of $75,000.00 to over 700 children. We would…

The Holiday Toy Drive – Update

Hard to believe we are counting down the final days to collect toys. It has been a whirlwind of activity to not only get this project off the ground but the overwhelming support of so many great folks bringing it to life. The Holiday Toy Drive has brought together local businesses, organizations and community members…

Holiday Toy Drive Update

The Holiday Toy Drive is underway! To those that have already responded, we thank you! Boxes have been distributed and are filling up. But we need more… If you have been thinking about being a drop off location, the time is now. If you have an upcoming event, please consider including The Holiday Toy Drive…

The Holiday Toy Drive

The Holiday Toy Drive has begun and we are seeking the support of our local businesses, organizations and community members to help make the holidays a little brighter for children living in Wayne and Pike Counties. This year The Holiday Toy Drive, brought to you by The Zipper Junction Project™, is in partnership with “The…

The Changing Seasons

It is the end of September, and in the Northeast that means Autumn is upon us. Changing temperatures, changing colors on the trees, changing amounts of daylight, even changes in people as we transition from the warmth and fun times of summer to the cooler and winter preparation times of the Fall. Let’s not even…

Getting to the root cause of the issue – I’ve found it!

The Answers Can Only Be Found Within Our Youth Years ago (hard to imagine saying that), when the first inklings of The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ started rattling around in my head, I really had no idea what I was contemplating. There were several forces at play – from personal trials and tribulations to my observances…

Volunteerism – or the lack thereof… What the heck is going on?!

I recently shared a post regarding a Northeastern Pennsylvania  school PTA that was looking for people to volunteer for concession stand duty, but they were having a heck of a time getting folks to help. Comments ensued and the general topic of volunteerism surfaced, or should I say the general lack of volunteerism surfaced.  The…

Find us at Wally Lake Fest!

This weekend, August 26-28, marks the biggest event of the year in the Lake Region – Wally Lake Fest! Here at The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™, we’re committed to seeing this community grow bigger and better! So that’s why we’re excited to return again to Wally Lake Fest! Are you going to be in the area…

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An Information RE-Boot

America’s Problem: No Towns Being Built (or old ones rebuilt) When was the last time you heard of a new town being built? Seriously, when? Decades ago in some history class describing the American Frontier, maybe? Now that’s not the ONLY problem the US has, in fact, the US has a lot of problems –…

Some Common Questions We Still Get (Part 4 of 4)

Today we’re wrapping up a series of articles addressing some questions that had come up on one of our social media channels. The conversation went like this… “I have seen this before, it is a nice thing but…….a few things that jump out are: 1 – Does that area have the tourism numbers to cover the expenses as the…