Stove to Store: A Food Entrepreneur Workshop

The Williamsport Community Kitchen is off to a great start!  This is definitely an exciting initiative for those interested in learning how to start their own food business.  Be sure to attend!

(Shared Facebook event from Williamsport Community Kitchen)

Williamsport Community Kitchen will be offering a three hour workshop aimed at providing aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to work through the startup of a food business.

Two days to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 18, 9am-12pm
  • Monday, April 24, 6pm-9pm

Tickets are available online for $35 and include all the materials.  

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I will write today…

A Writer’s Group, hosted by one of our tenants, Angela Nichols, will be meeting at Way Cool Beans tomorrow, Fri 3/10 from 6-7:30pm. This will be the first in a series of monthly gatherings to encourage community writers and artists of all levels and genres.

Donations of books, pencils, words written on groovy card stock, and donuts are welcome. Savory choices of coffee and teas are available for purchase, so no outside drinks are necessary.

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Last Class

Factory Works Clay Studio will be offering the last class of their 2017 Winter-Spring Schedule this month. “Yard Art” with instructor Lisa Major will start on March 22nd and will run Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm through April 5th. No experience necessary! Class fee also includes 25 lbs of clay.

Monthly studio memberships are also available! You can get more information here, or email

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Dragonflybus Came for a Visit

Dragonfly bus

Hathor Planckton and family called our North parking lot home a couple weeks back. Planckton is passionate about sharing art, exposing art’s importance in society, and advocating sustainable living throughout the United States.

Planckton, her partner Leroy, and their two small children live in what they call Dragonflybus, a converted 1953 Chevy 5800 School Bus with a 1953 Blue Flame van welded on top for additional space. Planckton says, “we’ve got solar panels, a refrigerator, and a really warm stove; our floors are finished, our walls are finished, my bed reclines down from the ceiling; my kids have bunk beds in the back. I am an extremely happy homeowner.” The walls are insulated with re-purposed denim, and the stove is wood-fueled, vintage, and sturdy.

And it’s truly a home—Dragonfly bus looks, inside, like any other home to a family with small children. Trinkets and toys are stashed and strewn, and the welcome, warmth, and color are undeniable. When I visited, there was even a blanket fort in progress.

Planckton’s art is an eclectic collection of portraiture, still life, and scenes from her travels. And while Planckton is an artist, the exterior is crowd-sourced art. Whenever the bus hits a town, Planckton issues an invitation for residents to add their own art to the bus.

The Pajama Factory community enjoyed having Dragonflybus and Planckton’s family with us for a week and a half; their commitment to living a life of art aligns with our ideals and mission. We’re looking forward to another visit when their travels bring them back this way.

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The Williamsport Community Woodshop – Spring 2017 Class Schedule

The Williamsport Community Woodshop has announced their Spring 2017 Class Schedule (PDF file).

Learn from skilled craftsmen how you can make your very own end-grain cutting board, kitchen utensils, and so much more!

Are you an experienced woodworker? Then become a member and gain access to a fully equipped facility.

Visit the Williamsport Community Woodshop website for more information.

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Our Neighbor

A story about our Pajama Factory neighbor. Her hardware store is just down the street and we visit often to buy building supplies!

The touching letter Hillary Clinton sent this lifelong Republican protesting Donald Trump

Read the whole thing on

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We Have Visitors!

Dragonfly Bus - Photo Credit: Mary E. Kohler

Hi pajama factory this is the dragonflybus family. We are in williamsport for the week for an art show at bullfrog. We are nomadic artist family just passing through… Hope you don’t mind if we stop down tomorrow to say hi

You can see more about Saturday’s event at the Bullfrog here. Stop by and say hi.

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11th Annual Soup & a Bowl Event

Factory Works Clay Studio

Our Factory Works Clay Studio members have made these beautiful bowls as a donation to the 11th Annual Soup & a Bowl Event at the Genetti Hotel. We celebrate their contributions and efforts to end hunger in our local PA communities. Generous and inspired work everyone!

Factory Works Clay Studio - bowls

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Thank you!

SunGazette -Reader's Choice Winner
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“The Nature of Love,” February First Friday

Stop by the Pajama Factory on Friday, Feb 3rd starting at 6pm for “The Nature of Love,” a love-themed feast for the senses.  Here’s just a taste of what the Pajama Factory will be offering so far:

Factory Works Gallery will be launching their 2017 Season with New York artist, Charles Yoder and his most recent work “Four Play,” a triptych of acrylic and oil on linen that measures four foot high by 24 foot long.  Cabaret Lunatique will have teaser performances of their upcoming Valentine’s Day burlesque show.  Pajama Factory tenants will open their studios to sell products, exhibit artwork, and much much more!

Be sure to SAVE the DATE and stay tuned!

Interested in becoming a vendor?  We are accepting a few Valentine’s Day themed vendors for the 2nd floor, Clearstory venue operated by Andrus Hospitality.  Please email for information on how to apply.

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