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Soar & Explore! See what it’s like to get a bird’s-eyeview of Lake Wallenpaupack while parasailing!
Relaxation vs. Adventure Looking for an exhilarating adventure or a peaceful escape? Northeast PA lakes offer both!
At Home on the Lake Peek at lake homes in the region, and discover lake living at its best!
Six Outdoor Adventures
Check out this month’s adorable NEPA Pets and vote for your favorite online.
Money-Saving Tips Centsible investing ideas for everyone from kids to retirement age.
Senior Citizen Summer Discover 45 ways for seniors to enjoy summer in Northeast PA!
Jump into fun with these adventurous ways to pump up adrenaline!
Paws to Vote
Jubilant July Things to do, where to go, everything you need to know!
Fireworks Finder Celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks display near you!
Eat Fresh! Find places in Northeast PA to enjoy a meal served al fresco..
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MAILBAG Dear Happenings, Boy was I surprised! I received the (RailRiders) tickets yesterday. But not only did I get tickets but I received shirts and baseballs as well. What a great prize (April 2014, SWB RailRiders Family Fun Four Pack Drawing)! Your magazine really is happening! Thanks again. –Harry Quinnan, Shavertown Dear Happenings, I would very much like to obtain a copy of your May issue featuring Meredith Jackson's "Journey to Motherhood." Meredith is married to my greatnephew, Jason Jackson. Of course, I am very interested in reading this article and sharing it with my family and friends. –Shirley Franklin, St. Petersburg, FL Dear Happenings, Thank you for publishing the wonderful article on green growing in your June issue. I'm so honored that you would include me. NEPA is a great place to live, and a great place to be able to find local, "clean" food! –Susan Vinskofski, Learning & Yearning Dear Happenings, Thank you for the lovely article on our garden in your May issue (Restful Retreat). My husband Yanni and I are members of the Wayne County Arts Alliance. Here in Wayne County the Artists’ Studio Tour (July 11-13) is one of Wayne County’s cultural highlights of the summer and very popular as a tourist event. –Pauline Glykokokalos, Honesdale
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On the Cover: Melissa Delfino and Stephanie Hatfield paraglide above Lake Wallenpaupack. Photo: Rob Lettieri Photography Published Monthly. 350,000 copies annually. ©2014 HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any process except with written permission.
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Dear Readers, recently took my 6-year-old daughter to the E.R. for a moderate allergic reaction. While a trip to the E.R. is definitely not high on anyone’s list of enjoyable activities, the wait for her was agonizing. She had nothing to do to pass the time; we had no WIFI, books or games. “Mommy,” she said after waiting for what seemed to her to be a lifetime…you have to tell them to take us off PAUSE!” In her high-tech world, a wait with nothing moving and no activity simply meant we were on “pause.”
Her creative use of the word “pause” made me think of Maria Shriver’s commencement address at the University of Southern California’s Anneberg School. (Available for you to watch on YouTube.) Shriver speaks about the power of the pause. She states that in today’s world of communications, everyone is focused on racing to the next thing…so much so, that we’re not really enjoying what we’re doing because we’re always worried about what we’re going to be doing next. We’re always pressing the fast-forward button, rather than the pause button. But there is power in a pause. Pausing allows you to take a breath in your life. I personally believe that pausing helps us with creativity, found to be one of the most coveted tools in leadership.
I also recall Dr. Paulette Merchel, a drama and speech professor at Marywood University, who taught about the power of a well- positioned pause when delivering a speech – one of the most effective tools I try to remember to use. “Pausing” is the foundation of our main theme in this July issue. I am confident that you will find some great ideas that will help you get the most out of your summer, whether you choose to parasail, whitewater raft or simply enjoy a beautiful lakeside dinner at sunset.
Paula Rochon Mackarey Publisher
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40th Annual Bark Peeler’s Convention, PA Lumber Museum, Galeton. 814-435-2652.
13 52nd Annual 14 Wayne Co. Antiques Show, Wayne Highlands Middle School, Honesdale. 11 a.m.4 p.m. www.womensclubofhonesdale.com
Mountains Rural Places, Rural Lives, Dietrich Theatre, Tunkhannock. Through July 31. 996-1500.
Troy Fair, Alparon Park, Troy. Through Sat. 297-3648.
Tunkhannock Rotary Fireworks,, Tunkhannock Area H.S., Tunkhannock. Dusk. 836-1247.
National Chocolate Milk Day
The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Brass, Wildflower Music Festival, White Mills. 6 p.m. 253-5500.
40th Annual Summer Antiques Market, Eagles Mere Historic Village, Eagles Mere. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jimmy Buffett, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000.
Cranberry Bog Walk, Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Tannersville. 10 a.m.
Annual Clifford Picnic, Volunteer Fire Co. Grounds, Clifford. Through Sat.
11 Fountain Fridays, River Common, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Solemn Novena to St. Ann, Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann, Scranton. Through Sat. 347-5691.
Made in the USA Day!
The Irish Balladeers, Central Park, Honesdale. 7:30 p.m.
Poconos Wurst Festival, Shawnee Ski Resort, Shawnee-onDelaware.
4th Annual House Tour, Lake Winola. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 378-2014.
Buck Hill Falls Art Show & Marketplace, Buck Hill Tennis Club, Buck Hill Falls. Noon-5 p.m. 807-3881.
Lonestar, Summer Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival, Misericordia University, Dallas.
Pre-War Ponies, Wildflower Music Festival, White Mills. 6 p.m. 253-5500.
July is… Cell Phone Courtesy Month Family Golf Month Independent Retailer Month National Blueberries Month
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Soaring: Exhilaration Meets Relaxation Parasailing Experience Over Lake Wallenpaupack Photos: R o
ake Wallenpaupack looks different when you’re soaring 400 feet above it. Just ask Melissa Delfino and Stephanie Hatfield, who eagerly obliged to go parasailing for Happenings Magazine’s cover photo shoot. Hatfield, a certified personal trainer, and Delfino, a health and physical education teacher, are athletes with an affinity for running. This time, the experience took their feet off the ground for a parasailing adventure! “Our smiles weren't fake; we really had a good time,” admits Hatfield. “That initial feeling of being lifted up and your feet leaving the platform is very surreal. You feel the wind pulling you up higher and higher, and the boat below gets smaller and
smaller,” she describes. “It's very serene up there. The views are just fantastic, and it's so quiet. Melissa and I Melissa D elfino & S actually had a tephanie Hatfield really nice chat up there.” “It was everything I expected and more,” agrees Delfino. “As we were getting strapped in on the boat, they were quick to put us at ease and made us feel very safe and secure.” “They” were Erik and Julie Sonsteby, owners of Pocono Action Sports, and Parasail Captain Steve Enoksen. Pocono Action Sports has been the rental and water sports division of Lighthouse Harbor Marina in Greentown since 1995. They introduced the parasailing experience in 2012. “Lake Wallenpaupack is
such a large and beautiful lake, it is ideal for parasailing,” admits Sonsteby. At first glance, soaring above the lake brings to mind adventure and exhilaration. But our cover models and Sonsteby agree, “Parasailing is very easy and relaxing.” “It is a profound experience,” Delfino continues. “Rarely does a human get to see the earth from that perspective. The view was so beautiful; it took my breath away. I felt weightless and free, like I was flying! It was so
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incredibly peaceful. As I looked down at the lake, I thought, what a beautiful world we live in!” Although Hatfield and Delfino are athletes, parasailing requires virtually no physical skills. After being placed into a harness, the rider sits toward the back of the boat. As the boat speed increases, the rider is gently lifted into the air. When all of the line is deployed, approximately 600 feet, the rider is about 300 to 400 feet in the air. Children as young as 5-years-old can fly with parents. “We’ve even had a couple celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary in the air,” admits Sonsteby. Pocono Action Sports’ captains are all industry-trained and follow stringent standards. Weather and water conditions are constantly being monitored. Hatfield’s children came to the photo shoot. “They thought it was great! At first, they watched from shore; then they were permitted to be on the other boat that was out on the water with us. It was a lot of fun for them to see! I think I earned some ‘cool points’ that
day,” Hatfield admits. Delfino lives with her husband Joseph and their three daughters, Gianna, Elisa Mia and Sienna, in Dunmore. Hatfield, her husband Andrew and their children Gabe and Evie reside in North Abington Township. Parasailing is available Monday through Friday until mid-September; advance reservations are recommended. Pocono Action Sports offers a wide variety of boat rentals, from fishing boats and pontoons to ski boats and jet skis. Both Hatfield and Delfino say they would, “Definitely parasail again.” “I would love to share the experience with my husband and children someday,” continues Delfino. “And I think it would be a great gift
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for my mom and dad. What a great memory that would be!” Sonsteby says the reaction is typical. “All of our flying customers have been so excited about the experience. We’ve had many people come back again and again.” Visit www. PoconoActionSports.com or call 570-857-0779. –Erika A. Bruckner
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How Do You Take the Lake?
Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Hawley
Water Yoga The Boat Shop in Tafton offers a unique rejuvenation method – yoga on the lake. The shop rents Connelly stand-up paddleboards, which Vice President Roy Finney, Jr. says can be used for yoga. “This is catching on as a great way to relax and truly enjoy being surrounded by nature,” he says. A massive float with seating for six or more people is also available to rent. “It’s like having your own small island,” he describes. Smaller rafts can transport people from boat or dock to the float or can be used to float a cooler nearby. The Boat Shop is the only dealer in PA recognized by Boating Industry Magazine as one of the Top 100 dealers in North America. www.PABoatShop.com
Peaceful Escape “Relaxation at its best,” is how Innkeeper Mary Hoehing describes a visit to Fern Hall Inn in Clifford. “All worries and hurries are left behind when you walk through our doors,” she admits. Stay overnight and enjoy a late morning breakfast, stroll around the golf course or lake and lounge on the Adirondack chairs.
After dinner on the patio, bring a drink to the deck of the boathouse to enjoy the sunset over Crystal Lake. To add a bit of adventure, try kayaking on the lake or a round of golf on the property’s award-winning Scottish Glen Golf Course. All summer, treat yourself to the Outback Backyard BBQ or Brunch Buffet on Sundays. The Arts @ Fern Hall will be July 19, and an Intimate Bridal Showcase will be July 27. www.FernHallInn.com
Calming Waterfront “There is nothing more relaxing than a quiet morning at the lake, watching the ducks paddy by or the blue heron wait patiently for its next catch,” says Sarah O’Fee, director of marketing at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort in Hawley. Guests relax in Adirondack chairs by Lake Wallenpaupack and love evening campfires. “Couples love to stroll along the water while families enjoy floating in our lake-view outdoor pool,”she says. “The most popular thing to do is enjoy a sunset. The waterfront resort is also a home base for adventurous things to do in the region, from bike riding to water activities. Ehrhardt’s offers guests complimentary use of rowboats, paddleboats and canoes. Resort guests enjoy a cookout every Wednesday in July. Fridays bring live music in the pub. www.Ehrhardts.com
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Adventure! Make Waves Malibu and Axis towboats are designed to make waves. Available for rent at the Boat Shop in Tafton, these boats create the perfect wake for wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing. The shop offers lessons behind their fully loaded Malibu. “Wakeboarding on one of our CWB or Ronix boards would be the ticket for most people, as the feeling of your first jump is a memorable one,” says Vice President Roy Finney, Jr. “Once someone advances to doing flips and spins, it can be addicting!” Wakesurfing, while not as fast-paced, is a unique adventure. “To be actually surfing without a rope on an endless wave is an amazing feeling,” continues Finney. “As you advance, you can use one of Phase 5’s amazing surfers and begin to do spins and aerials.” The shop will host Wakesurf Weekend in July to introduce the sport with demos and clinics with a seven-time World Wakesurf Champion! www.PABoatShop.com
Train and Tone Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean your health and fitness has to suffer. Lake Region Fitness in Hawley offers day and seasonal passes as well as discounted day passes by the booklet. These seasonal and day passes carry all the same privileges as a full member; this includes the use of all the gym’s facilities and all classes, including yoga, Zumba, cross training and spin. Lake Region Fitness is only minutes from Lake Wallenpaupack and most summer activities. “We have a clean, bright and airy facility with all the equipment to get a proper workout regardless of your style,” says Manager Gina Lecce. Male and female personal trainers are on call to help with any workout needs. www.LakeRegionFitness.net
of the Finger Lakes in New York also offers plenty of adventure! “The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail a fantastic region for wine tours because of its diversity,” according to Executive Director Cathy Millspaugh. The trail boasts 17 wineries producing award-winning wines. Distilleries within four of the wineries produce liqueurs, port, limoncello, vodka, gin and rye whiskey. “You can leisurely travel from winery to winery and enjoy a glass of wine while relishing in delicious cuisine offered at our restaurants,” admits Millspaugh. “For adventure, you can find great things to do along the trail, like hiking along Taughnnnock Falls or at any of the gorges in the Ithaca area.” She says boating is one of the best ways to get to some wineries. Five wineries on the trail have boat access, offering a unique experience in wine tasting. July events include “Celebrate Our Colors” at Knapp Winery, Americana Vineyards “Birthday Bash” and Thirsty Owl Wine Co’s “Reds, Whites and Blues Celebration” on Independence Day Weekend. Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery is offering Dinner and a Movie, with a unique wine and food pairing dinner. A Chocoholic’s Celebration at Varick Winery and Goose Watch Winery’s 17th Anniversary Party and continued Classic Car Show are also on page 12 in July. Visitors will want to take advantage of the Vino Visa Coupon Book, a $15 find that has $300 value! www.Cayuga Wine Trail.com
Wine on the Water While mention of a wine trail first brings thoughts of relaxation, a wine tour of one July 2014
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Dinner on the Deck Enjoying steaks, seafood and Italian specialties is easy at Gresham’s Chop House in Hawley. But what makes Gresham’s so relaxing? “Quite simply– phenomenal dinner, with a nice glass of wine on the deck overlooking beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack,” says CoOwner and Manager Thomas Regenski. Come early for dinner, and walk outside to watch the largest Fourth of July Fireworks show in the area. The lakeside restaurant has been family run for 16 years; last year, they earned the SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year Award. “We take great pride in assuring our customers have the best experience possible while dining here on the lake,” says Regenski. www.GreshamsChopHouse.com
Cruise Along “Our guests sit back and relax as the boat captain takes them around the lake, discussing the history and showing various points of interest,” says Bridget Gelderman, owner of Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours. The tour is perfect for those who wish to get out on the lake without owning or operating a boat. All ages can enjoy the one-hour tour, which highlights the Hydroelectric Dam, lake history, Epply Island and an up-close view of the action on the lake. During peak season, midJune through Labor Day, tours depart every
hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; some sunset cruises also available. Tours depart in Hawley near the Lake Wallenpaupack Observation Dike on Route 6. A 4th of July Fireworks cruise promises to sell out quickly; get advance tickets online. Boats are also available for rental. www.WallenpaupackScenicBoatTours.com
Old-World Charm Geneva on the Lake has been offering hospitality for 32 years and has received the coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award each year. The Historic Landmark is set on 10 beautiful acres on the shores of Seneca Lake. According to General Manager William Schickel, guests love enjoying the lake and 70-foot pool, lawn games and wonderful dining. Summer getaways to the lakeside, old-world-style resort include luxurious suites furnished with Stickley, full breakfast, access to bikes and fitness facilities. Guests can board a late-afternoon lake cruise aboard “Bella Frascati,” the resort’s 24-foot pontoon boat. Every Friday evening, indulge in a Wine & Cheese Reception featuring local wines. Old-world architecture and charm meet modern luxuries in the romantic villa and elegant suites. Summertime Series dinners feature al fresco dining on the Terrace overlooking Seneca Lake, accompanied by live jazz or blue grass performances. www.GenevaOnTheLake.com continued on page 14
Geneva on the Lake, Geneva, NY
RE LA X A T IO N
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Glen Motor Inn, Watkins Glen, NY
Rev up to Relax
Close to the Action
According to Director of Marketing Rory O’Fee, “Woodloch has mastered the art of going full-throttle and hitting the pause button at the same time.” With over 30 daily activities and amenities, Woodloch Resort in Hawley can tailor each stay to match guests’ preference. Mix zip lining (see page 45), rock wall climbing, paint ball and water skiing for those who want to get the adrenaline pumping. “I would encourage guests to partake in Woodloch’s Double Dare event, Woodloch Olympics or Lake Games. These homegrown family bonding activities are highoctane events that get everyone involved and challenge you on every level, physically and mentally. The element of competition is what makes it adventurous for me,” says O’Fee. “Take a leisurely boat ride on Lake Teedyuskung, unwind in our Jacuzzis, take a nature hike or take in a show.” Resort guests have privileged access to The Lodge at Woodloch, a CNT & Travel+Leisure world’s top 10 spa.“If someone is looking to getaway for a summer vacation, Woodloch is right in your backyard, is nationally and internationally renowned for its product and offers unrivaled hospitality.” www.Woodloch.com
Headed to Watkins Glen for the action? Opt for some down time with accommodations at The Glen Motor Inn. Many guests at the Inn are in town to enjoy local events and activities, such as Watkins Glen International Raceway, Watkins Glen State Park and Finger Lakes region winery, brewery and cheese trails. Nancy Franzese, restaurant manager and daughter of the owner, says after a fun day exploring, the most relaxing thing is, “sitting on your balcony, sipping your favorite beverage and watching the lake.” The Inn is a nostalgic motel, family-owned and operated since 1937. “It has been an integral part of the history of racing in Watkins Glen playing host to many of the famous racers and celebrities of the day,” notes Franzese. “The lobby is lined with world famous photographs of the people who have been our guests over the years. We also have the best view in the Finger Lakes; everything has a panoramic view of Seneca Lake and the opposite hills.” Guests can stay for lunch and dinner daily at the onsite Montage Italian Grill, open May through October. www.GlenMotorInn.com continued on page 16
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Floating Easy Relax on Lake Wallenpaupack on a luxurious pontoon boat or learn paddleboarding, one of the newest popular sports at Lighthouse Harbor Marina in Greentown. It’s the only industry-certified boat dealer and marina in the area, which requires meeting strict industry standards. The Marina has sponsored many community-centered activities around the lake, including 20 years of sponsoring the Fourth of July Fireworks, which attract several thousand visitors to the lake each year. “We realize that being a major contributor to these community activities is an important part of who we are,” explains Erik Sonsteby, president and manager. www.LighthouseHarbor.com
Family Togethering Pocono Pines Motor Inn in Tafton takes pride in being a great place for family reunions and family getaways. Innkeepers Clair and Sheila Huber explain, “We are an oldfashioned, simple, but nice place to kick back and relax, have a picnic and enjoy a campfire. Or enjoy the sunset down by our lakefront and private docks, or just relax by the pool.” Kids can enjoy the playground or game room, and free continental breakfast is served on weekends. Families enjoy horseshoe games, shuffleboard and nature walks. Choose from a newly renovated, three-bedroom lodge, motel rooms and cottages. Many guests enjoy the Wally Lake Festival, Environmental Education Center and activities in the nearby town of Hawley. www.PoconoPinesMotorInn.com
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Tour & Taste
Visitors at Swedish Hill Winery in Romulus, NY take their time and really enjoy wines during tastings.“They can enjoy a glass or bottle on our deck, under our pavilion or walk The Settlers Inn, Hawley
around our property, and of course feel free to visit our miniature donkey, Doobie– he loves visitors, ” says Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Lindsay Case. Winery tours open to all ages include the history of Swedish Hill and the region’s wine roots as well as an explanation of the winemaking process and tools. “We'll explain how we create consistent award-winning wines each year. We'll also show our bottling facilities, and perhaps you’ll see our winemaking crew in action. We end the tour at our brandy still and depict how it's used to produce some of our distilled items,” explains Case. The winery offers 30 wines in the tasting room, 22 of which are current gold medalists. Swedish Hill is one of the most award-winning wineries of the Finger Lakes region and the only one to have won three Governor's Cups, the highest honor a New York State winery can achieve. www.SwedishHill.com
After the Adventure The Settlers Inn and Ledges Hotel offer adventurous nearby activities in lodging packages. “We offer bicycle tours with tips for great back-road touring and water adventures from paddle boarding to kayaking and white water rafting,” explains Jeanne Genzlinger, managing partner and owner. “At The Settlers Inn, guests can play Scrabble on the deck, enjoy cocktails in the garden, have a s’mores campfire down by the Lackawaxen River and take an outdoor yoga class. Both hotels serve dinner in the main dining rooms or on the decks. Live Jazz on the Deck with outdoor dining and cocktails is Wednesdays at the Settlers Inn, an award-winning, farm-to-table dining experience. Relaxing at Ledges Hotel includes multi-level decks for taking in the waterfall and river gorge. continued on page 18
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Fulkerson Winery, Dundee, NY
Beyond the Average Wine Tasting “Fulkerson Winery is more than just tasting; it’s an experience,” admits Brittany Gibbs, advertising director and wine club manager. In addition to well-loved wine tastings, visitors can opt for a private, one-on-one tasting experience with a very knowledgeable server in the loft. The private tasting at the winery in Dundee, NY features wines paired with local cheeses or artisan chocolates. Visitors can also enjoy a horse-drawn vineyard tour, the only one offered in the region. For a truly breathtaking experience, the winery offers sunrise and sunset hot air balloon flights. The Farmhouse, a four-bedroom vacation rental, is a historic home, with modern conveniences. The winery also offers homebrewing supplies and fresh-pressed grape juice for at-home wine making. Enjoy a 25th Anniversary party on July 5 at 6 p.m. with live music, food, local beer and wine. www.FulkersonWinery.com
Action-Packed Lighthouse Harbor Marina in Greentown created Pocono Action Sports to meet the need of adventure-loving lake goers. From skiing and wakesurfing behind a Tigé boat to the unique opportunity to parasail (see page eight for more!), they have high-energy options covered. “Why not rent a ski boat for the day,” recommends Erik Sonsteby, president and manager. “Bring the kids and a picnic lunch, or dock at one of several lakeside restaurants for an enjoyable afternoon.” Water skiing and wakeboard lessons are available. www.PoconoActionSports.com
Adventure for the Senses The Mill Market in Hawley can take your taste buds on a whirlwind tour of the region’s delicacies. Peruse bulk vinegars and oils with memorable flavors and bulk specialty salts, nuts, seeds and spices. Locally grown, raised and produced vegetables, meats and cheeses are showcased in the shop that specializes in organic foods. To-go platters and craft beers are classic vacation necessities. Stop by Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for free tastings! www.MillMarketPA.com continued on page 20
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Watery Wine Tour “Taking a boat ride and visiting wineries. How much more relaxing can you get?” asks Capt. Rick Eleck, CEO, Finger Lakes Wine Cruises and School's Out Charters. The cruises combine a luxurious boat ride on Cayuga Lake with tastings at Finger Lakes Region wineries. Local micro-beer samplings and wine tastings are available on select summer cruises. Described by Home and Away Magazine as, “a watery version of a pub crawl,” with six passengers per boat, it’s an exclusive and unique way to experience popular Finger Lakes wineries. The number of wineries visited depends on the length of the tour. A four-hour tour allows visits to two or three wineries of guests’ choice; a six-hour tour allows visits to between three and five. “It’s said that wine and water don’t mix. True wine lovers, however, know better,” he adds. Sunset and sightseeing cruises are also available. www.SchoolsOutBoatTours.com
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With 310 square miles of rolling hills and 396,0000 miles of shoreline on three different Finger Lakes, Yates County, NY boasts a wide variety of opportunities for both action and relaxation. “The combination of being on or by the lakes, visiting the wineries and taking in the scenic beauty create an experience that is second to none,” admits Mike Linehan, president and CEO of the Yates County
Chamber of Commerce. Satisfy an adventurous spirit in Yates County by hiking Outlet Trail, one of the “25 Best Hiking Trails in the Northeast. Jet skiing, water skiing and other lake activities abound. Yates County is also home to the largest farm and craft market in the state, the Windmill Farm and Craft Market. Special summer events include the Yates County Fair (July 8 to 12), Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars (July 20 and August 17) and the Glorious Garlic Festival (August 2 and 3). www.YatesNY.com
Retail Therapy “A shopping experience at Van Gorders’ Furniture is different from a trip to typical furniture store,” admits Co-Owner Dylan Van Gorder. “Here at Van Gorders', customers can enjoy a relaxed shopping atmosphere without any pushy salespeople. We offer professional and knowledgeable advice only when you need it.” Customers’ favorite items are unique, rustic pieces that reflect the region’s outdoor, country lifestyle, such as canoe bookshelves, barn-wood bedroom sets and wildlife-themed upholstered sofas. The Hawley and Honesdale stores sell numerous items to make a home more relaxing, from Lay-Z-Boy recliners and Sealy Posturepedic mattresses inside to Adirondack rockers and hammocks outside. Van Gorders' plans to have a mattress blowout sale centered around the summer season. “With the opening of our New Sealy Gallery, we plan to offer the best products in sleep technology at the most competitive prices,” explains Van Gorder.” At each location, customers find fourth-generation family business owners. www.VanGorders.com continued on page 22 Yates County, NY
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Summer Camping Tradition “Camping or Cottaging at the lake is simply one of those anomalies that can be equally relaxing and adventurous and sometime in the very same moment,” says Jan Keen, vice president of sales and marketing at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort in Waymart. She continues, “Simplicity is the key to relaxing, rejuvenating and renewing at the lake. It is offering the opportunity for quiet so that the treasured moment becomes a precious memory. Muted conversation around a crackling campfire, waking early to watch the mist rise off the water or being present so that once-in-alifetime moment can be observed are the experiences one breathes in as much as they do the country air.” Guests can easily find adventure at Keen Lake through fishing, boating, hiking, bocce ball, horseshoes
and basketball. Activity Director Sarah Wood has planned interactive activities such as an adult neon paint competition, a Cowboy breakfast, making firefly jars and a series of “Messy Art,” the last of which was human cake decorating, where the kids were the cupcakes! Themed weekends, such as the popular “Once Upon a Time Week” keep guests returning annually. Keen Lake will celebrate their 60th anniversary with the Splish, Splash Birthday Bash– a great big beach party with games, music, food and a children’s garden dedication. Keen says, “Our guests are truly our guests. We invite them to our home and we treat them as such. Third- and fourth-generation families are among Keen Lake’s summer guests. Some stay for the entire summer; some pop in for a few weekends a year.” www.KeenLake.com –Erika A. Bruckner
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baths give everyone a space of their own. The two-story great room with three-sided, propane-fueled fireplace calls for all to come together and enjoy great moments. It will be tough to leave the fully finished walkout basement with wet bar with opening to the flat backyard with 105 feet of water frontage. Take your drinks out to the 20-by-45 Trex deck to enjoy natureâ€™s beauty, or stroll down to the floating dock to hop aboard your boat. A first-floor master bedroom suite offers hisand-her closets and a master bath with separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. The stunning kitchen with Corian countertops, and the center island leaves enough space to have more than one cook in the kitchen.
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Keuka Lake Area’s First Townhome Project
525 Mill St Branchport List Price $399,000 MLS# R230854 PC77740 Harbor View Townhomes - The 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath homes will offer the finest interior and exterior finishes including granite, porcelain tile, hardwood floors, and more. Almost 2,000 sq. ft of heated space and balcony and patio areas for exterior enjoyment. 2 floor plans offer the option of 1st or 2nd floor master suites. Keuka Lake access optional through the Harbor Club Marina. 10 unit, 2 Building Project.
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Maintenance-Free Town Home If you’re looking for a lake home without the headaches of property maintenance, Keuka Lake’s first town home project is for you. With only ten units in two buildings, it’s small enough to be exclusive and quiet. The two-bedroom, two-anda-half-bath homes offer two different floor plans with the option of a first or second-floor master suite. You’ll enjoy the finest interior and exterior finishes that a new construction has to offer, like granite, porcelain tile and hardwood floors. With 2,000 square-feet of heated space and balcony and patio areas for exterior enjoyment, there is plenty of room for year-round outdoor entertainment. There is also
optional Keuka Lake access through the Harbor Club Marina. Priced at $399,000. Presented by: Nothnagle Realty www.nothnagle.com Contact: Dick Murphy 315-270-2002
Log Home Luxury Almost a full, secluded acre of gently sloped, wooded property awaits in the log home chalet along the Wallenpaupack River at Lake Wallenpaupack. Enjoy hot cocoa or a glass of wine while curled up by the exquisite floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. The designer kitchen with granite counter tops offers all modern luxuries for the aspiring chef. The three-bedroom, two-bath home is priced to sell at $450,000. Presented by: Mountain View Realty www.mountainviewrealty.com Contact: Coulby Dunn, 570-676-3773, 570-766-1223 CoulbyDunn@gmail 28
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Charming Chalet Bring your boat and fishing rods to this chalet-style home located in the quiet Pike County community of East Greentown. Priced at $719,900, this charming home sits lakefront on Lake Wallenpaupack with 100 feet of water frontage. With four bedrooms and three baths, there is room galore for family and friends. The two stone fireplaces will keep you cozy on cool fall evenings as you watch the changing foliage through the nearly wall-to-wall windows. A modern kitchen, complete with center island and granite countertops, provides all you need for entertaining or stirring up a comfy home-cooked meal. At the end of the day, relax in the master suite, complete with shower and garden tub. Presented by: Marilyn K. Snyder Real Estate, Inc. www.mksre.com Contact: Darren G. Snyder, 570-825-2468, 570-696-2010 -Julie Korponai
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A Crystal Lake Retreat he owners of this Clifford Township lake house always dreamed of having a property on Crystal Lake.
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When a home went on the market seven years ago, they jumped at the chance to purchase it. In March 2013, they had the existing home demolished to make way for a
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5,500-square-foot lake house on approximately two acres. Campbell Residential Design (Nicholson) created the plans, and Dave Gumpper of Gumpper Construction, Inc. (Union Dale) transformed them into their “home.”
Stone patios that stretch along the front of the house and 16 feet of glass walls offer fabulous views of the lake year round. The living and breakfast rooms and lakeside patio also afford magnificent sunrise views. –Joan Mead Matsui
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Live. Lake. Love. Home Remodel on Lake Wallenpaupack
Lake Wallenpaupack, nestled in Pike and Wayne Counties, is a valuable draw for full-time and part-time residents. Eric Cassel of Cassel Building Contractors, Inc. knows the value of this place. His office is just minutes away from the water. The family-run business has been in operation since 1979, and the team recently renovated a home on the lake. While the exterior remains the same, Cassel Building Contractors made many changes to the interior. The builders struck a chord between aesthetics and functionality when reconditioning this lake home. The lake can be seen from any room. The color scheme inspires relaxation and life on the lake, with tranquil blues, grays and whites. Scraped hickory wooden floors were installed, adding character and a rustic feel to the home. Homeowner Donna Finney says, “I wanted it light and bright. We wanted the house to looking for.”
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Donna and Roy Finney are lifelong lovers of the lake. The two own The Boat Shop, a marina in Tafton that provides quality boats, services and equipment. She says, “We water ski, kayak, any water activities – you name it – we do it here. Even though we own the marina and sell boats full-time, we still spend our days off here, on the water. We live for the lake and live for what we do.” –Monika Loefflad
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CLIFF PARK INN & GOLF COURSE–
Located in the heart of Pocono Mountains. Championship length, nine hole public course perfect for the novice or seasoned veteran. Although riding carts are available, many golfers prefer to walk. Prices: $15 to walk, $20 for 9 holes with cart, $25 for 18 holes with cart. 155 Cliff Park Road, Milford PA. 570- 995-1274. www.cliffparkgolf.com COUNTRY CLUB AT WOODLOCH SPRINGS–
Woodloch’s spectacular 18-hole championship golf course winds its challenging way over 6,579 yards of fern-carpeted forests, lush wetlands and broad upland meadows. Four sets of tees on every hole so all levels can be accommodated. 4.5 STARS- Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play. Outside tee-times can be made up to four days in advance. 570-685-8102. ELLENDALE RESTAURANT & GOLF COURSE–
Family-owned, family-oriented 9-hole, par 3 course. Great specials throughout the week: 9 holes for $7 offered daily; Ladies’ Day Tuesday & Gents Day Wednesday, $5 for 9 holes. MondayThursday $5 after 5 p.m. Stay for lunch or dinner and enjoy country style cooking, plus drinks in the sports bar. Routes 507 and 191, South Sterling. 570-676-9013. FERNWOOD RESORT–
An award-winning resort course offering challenging holes tucked into the rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains. Golf shop, club rentals and practice hole. Wintergreens Patio Grill offers a bar with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Golf outings with group leader specials. 888-FERNWOOD, press 3. www.FernwoodGolfCourse.com THE INN AT POCONO MANOR–
Legendary golf! Beautiful 18-hole mountain-top course designed by Donald Ross, offers challenging water hazards & breathtaking views. Pro shop, practice greens, driving range, Golf lessons, restaurant & bar. Golf Getaway Packages available. Route 314 Pocono Manor, PA 800-233-8150 Ext. 7433 www.PoconoManor.com
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GOLF GUIDE LAKELAND GOLF CLUB–
Well groomed, nine-hole course and beautiful clubhouse in a lovely country setting. Course is challenging enough for seasoned golfers and perfect for beginners. The clubhouse is a wonderful setting for any event– fundraisers, family reunions, tournaments. Located 20 minutes from Scranton on Rte. 107 between Fleetville corners & Lake Sheridan. 570-945-9983. MAHONING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB-
Nestled in the picturesque Mahoning Valley. Established in 1926. Open to the public. Boasting a challenging 18-hole golf course with bent grass tees, rolling fairways and undulating greens. Practice areas, cart, bag services, a fully stocked pro shop. Open seven days a week. 323 Country Club Rd., Lehighton. 570-386-2588. www.mahoningvalleycc.com MOUNTAIN LAUREL GOLF CLUB–
The premier golf destination in the Poconos. Fully stocked golf shop, 18 beautiful holes featuring bent grass greens, wonderful elevation changes and a user-friendly design. The restaurant facilities are second to none. The Club is available for general play, outings, banquets and dining. Call for tee times. 570-443-7424. White Haven www.mountainlaurelgolfclub.com POCONO FARMS COUNTRY CLUB– An established private golf community, and one of the most pristine “True” golf clubs in the Northeast. Located minutes off of I-80 & 380. Easily accessible from Stroudsburg or Scranton. We offer golf memberships, outing packages and Promotional Play opportunities. 570-894-4435 x111 www.poconofarms.com SCOTT GREENS GOLF CLUB–
Nicely maintained and challenging nine-hole golf & teaching facility in Scott Township. Home of "A Swing for Life" Golf Academy featuring Teaching Professionals Scotty McAlarney a "Top 100" Instructor, W.G.T.F., and Corey McAlarney, a Jim McLean certified instructor and master club fitter. Minutes from Clarks Summit, Rt. 81 and Scranton area. Great membership level rates. 570-254-6979 www.Scottgreensgolfclub.com continued on page 38 July 2014
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SCOTTISH GLEN GOLF COURSE– Play on our scenic nine-hole, award-winning course. Located on Crystal Lake in the middle of an oldgrowth forest– it’s absolutely beautiful. Mention this ad when reserving your Tee Time and receive a voucher for 50 percent off a second entree on a dining reservation. Rte. 247, Clifford. 570-222-3676. www.fernhallinn.com SHADOWBROOK INN & RESORT–
18-hole, 6,000-yard golf course located in the heart of the Endless Mountains. Part of beautiful Shadowbrook Inn and Resort. The perfect place for all your events. Fundraising, wedding, banquet, meetings, etc. Check us out on Facebook today! Bogey’s Bar & Grill open year-round. 201 Resort Lane, Tunkhannock. 570-836-5417 www.shadowbrookresort.com SLEEPY HOLLOW GOLF COURSE–
Picturesque public "19" hole course with rolling hills & lush greens. 5,189-yard course features a challenging back 10 holes. New additions annually. Non-golfers & people of all ages may enjoy afternoon tea & food bar in dining area. Golf card accepted. Follow us on Facebook. Sandy Banks Rd. Greenfield Twp. 570-254-4653. SNYDERSVILLE GOLF RANGE–
Our facility is here to help you improve your game. Four sizes of baskets available, club rentals, putting green, club regripping and a beautiful fairway setting. We are a full practice facility meant for every level of golfer. Separate, private teaching area. 125 Meadowbrook Lane, Stroudsburg. (570) 992-3336. www.snydersvillegolfrange.com SPLIT ROCK GOLF CLUB–
Open to the public. Beautiful 27-hole tree-lined course with picturesque views in Lake Harmony. Fully stocked Golf Shop, practice facility, restaurant/bar, Locker facilities. 18 holes: $40 midweek, $55 weekend pre-season & $55 midweek, $65 weekend in-season including cart. Yearly memberships & weekly specials. Great Tournament and Outing Course- Tee times/directions 570-722-9901 www.golfsplitrock.com 38
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Staycation Guide Fern Hall Inn, Crystal Lake
Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Hawley
Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Hawley Family hospitality and serene beauty are abundant at the Lake Wallenpaupack resort. Celebrating its 71st anniversary this year, Ehrhardt’s has revamped its couple’s suites. The renovated rooms feature a lake view, king bed, Jacuzzi tub and fireplace. With lake-view rooms, family units, suites and cottages, there are accommodations to suit everyone’s needs. Enjoy lake swimming, fishing, paddleboats, rowboats and canoes. Try the heated outdoor pool, baby pool, playground and shuffleboard. At night, enjoy a fire pit by the water, or relax with live music on Friday nights at the on-site restaurant. Ehrhardt’s won a Certificate of Excellence for 2014 with Trip Advisor. www.Ehrhardts.com 570-226-4388
Steeped in history, the gracious country inn located on 117 acres knows how to cater to its modern-day guests. With bright, spacious guest rooms, delicious cuisine prepared by Tasmanian Chef Donna and the scenic nine-hole award winning Scottish Glen Golf Course located in the middle of an old growth forest, Fern Hall has something for everyone. Start your weekend with Thursday night themed events like half-price beer or margarita nights, and pair your beverage savings with a special menu of finger foods and sandwiches. Enjoy the Fern Hall Outback BBQ on Sunday afternoons, where you can choose an entrée and help yourself to an old-fashioned picnic-style spread. On July 19, local artists will show their wares at “The ARTS @ Fern Hall” event. On July 27, Fern Hall invites all brides-to-be to the second annual Fern Hall Intimate Bridal Showcase. A wine tasting dinner will be August 8. www.fernhallinn.com 570-222-3676
The French Manor Inn and Spa, South Sterling An enchanting stone chateau atop Huckleberry Mountain features stunning Pocono Mountain views, an indoor saltwater pool, luxurious spa treatments and award-winning cuisine. For the twelfth consecutive year, both the hotel and restaurant have won the AAA diamond award. Working with a local organic farmer, the elegant bed and breakfast is producing its vegetables, fruits and herbs completely pesticide and chemical free in the onsite Chef’s garden. There are also three bee hives surrounding the garden that allow for healthier crop production and the harvesting of fresh honey. www.TheFrenchManor.com 570-676-3244
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Ledges Hotel, Hawley Ledges Hotel, Hawley Modern elegance with a mix of history describes Ledges Hotel, a National Registerlisted boutique Pocono Mountains hotel in the former O’Connor Glass Factory. The original building was constructed of hand-cut PA bluestone and sits on the edge of a stunning gorge and seasonal waterfall. Every Sunday, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Wallenpaupack Gorge while listening to a rotating line-up of live blues music during Blues, Brews & BBQ. The event also features samples of craft brews from a local brewery, delicious selections from the grill and sides of summer picnic fare. Ledges received a Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence. www.LedgesHotel.com 570-226-1337
Mohegan Sun Hotel and Spa, Wilkes Barre Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has an awesome summer planned, far beyond the ka-ching of the casino! The sixth annual Hot Summer Fun celebration includes exciting giveaways, tournaments, dining specials, events and fireworks! Party on the Patio every Thursday night features a tribute band on the apron of the Racetrack. Check out Mohegan Sun’s electrifying line-up of over 30 scheduled live shows this summer including Danielle Bradbury, America, Huey Lewis and Soul Asylum and comedians Steve Shaffer and Mike Eagan. Grab a bite to eat at Ruth’s Chris, Rustic Kitchen, Bar Louie, Johnny Rockets, Ben & Jerry’s or Wolfgang Puck. Enjoy some pampering at the hotel’s Sapphire Spa, with summer specials for both men and women. www.MoheganSunPocono.com 1-888-WIN-IN-PA
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton
s Onsite Chef’s Garden, The French Manor Inn & Spa,
Take a step back in time, with modern luxuries. Treat your palate to culinary delights at the award-winning Carmen's 2.0 Restaurant, located in the Grand Lobby of the Hotel, which serves fresh steaks, seafood and homemade pastas paired with wines from the selected entrée’s region. In July, Carmen’s will feature a Pennsylvania Farm Tour menu. Stop by Trax Patio to revel in the sights and sounds of downtown Scranton while enjoying great drinks, food and entertainment. www.Radisson.com/Scranton 570-342-8300
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The Settlers Inn, Hawley
experience year round for all ages. This summer, Woodloch expands its signature hospiArtfully decorated with mission-style furnishtality with the opening of The Market at ings, The Settlers Inn offers an ideal Pocono Woodloch. The Market provides guests and Mountain getaway. Begin your Saturday local residents shopping for necessities, beer morning with yoga in the moss garden overand malt beverages and a Mobile gas station. looking the Lackawaxen River, or relax by a Also new this year is the The Country Club at riverfront fire ring with s’mores. For those Woodloch Springs Director of Golf committed to fresh, locally sourced ingrediInstruction, Charley Winn. With over 20 years ents, The Inn's chef-owned restaurant offers delicious cuisine with seating and service in lush gardens. Enjoy brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. featuring The Inn’s famous Bloody Marys and a menu highlighting local farmers and producers. The Settlers Inn gives homage to teachers with a #travelforteachers package on Mondays and Tuesdays until August 26. Teachers can enjoy a one- or two-night stay in a Standard Queen Woodloch Resort, Hawley of experience, Winn is ready to help the room, two Settlers Inn coffee mugs with a resort’s golfers take their game to the next $15 voucher for Cocoon Coffee House and level. Hoping to inspire tomorrow’s golf a full country breakfast in the morning. champions, the Club now offers free golf for www.TheSettlersInn.com 570-226-2993 children after 3 p.m. with a paying parent. The recently renovated Boat House restauWoodloch Resort, Hawley rant nearby welcomes guests with a new Woodloch Resort, regarded as one of summer menu. www.Woodloch.com America’s “Best All Inclusive Family Resorts,” 570-685-8000 –Julie Korponai prides itself on providing an exceptional
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6 Outdoor Adventures in NEPA! 1.
Trotting through Summer: Woodlands Stable & Tack, Gouldsboro
On 110 acres covered in wooded trails, mountain streams and quaint ponds, Woodlands Stable provides guided rides to adults and children age 7 and up for one or two hours. Along the forest trails, riders will observe wildlife while riding on one of the stable’s 40 horses and ponies. Riding lessons for beginner to advanced riders are available by appointment. The stables also offer party programs for birthdays and other celebrations. Reservations for horse riding are required. Visit www.WoodlandStable.com
Adventure on the River: Susquehanna Kayak and Canoe Rental, Falls A family-friendly water adventure awaits on the Susquehanna River in Wyoming County. The scenic and affordable river experience offers a range of equipment for beginners. Canoe and kayak rentals include paddles, life vests, river maps, orientation trip planning and transportation to and from the chosen launch and ending sites. While paddling on the Susquehanna, expect to see plenty of beautiful scenery and wildlife including bald eagles, blue heron and red44
tailed hawks. A full moon guided kayak cruise is held once each month in the summer. Reservations are required for these kayak cruises on Tuesday, July 12 and Sunday August 10. Groups can deduct $5 per fare for groups of 10 to 19 people and $9 per fare for 20 or more people. Reservations are recommended for Saturdays and Sundays and required for weekday trips. Call 570-388-6107, or visit www.KayakTheRiver.com
A Whitewater Rush: Jim Thorpe River Adventures Offering whitewater rafting at all experience levels, Jim Thorpe River Adventures will deliver lasting memories to both newcomers and seasoned rafters. See page 48 for more about their whitewater rafting!
Sports Club Offers Summer Adventure: Inn at Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor
Avid outdoorsmen and newcomers are welcome at the Inn at Pocono Manor Sports Club. Fishing, biking, archery and shooting are among the most popular summer activities at the club, described as the “ultimate outdoor experience.” Located in the beauti-
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ful Pocono Mountains, the sports club provides outdoor locations full of wildlife and stunning Northeast PA scenery. Reservations for club activities are suggested. Club hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Call 570-839-3908 or visit www.PoconoManor.com/manorsportsclub
Zipping through the Summer Days: Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley A trip on the 660-foot Eagle Eye Zip-Line at Woodloch is a daring feat worthy of bragging rights! The zip-line features a 50-foot free fall, and riders have the chance to experience it twice in an hour for $20. Overnight guests and daily visitors have access to the zip-line; reservations are recommended. Riders must be at least 13years old, weigh no more than 280 pounds and are required to wear close-toed shoes. Visitors can also enjoy over 30 activities during a trip to the resort; other adventures include kayaking, fencing, rock climbing and archery. Call 570-685-8002 or visit www.Woodloch.com
Rides to Remember: Settlers Inn Bike Tours, Hawley Take a scenic bike ride along the Lackawaxen River or through the Wayne County countryside offered by The Settlers Inn biking tours and the free Hawley Bike share. Self-guided tours offer bikers the chance to experience the Pocono Mountains in a unique and adventurous way. Whether the trail is five or 40 miles long, bikers are guaranteed picturesque views of rolling hills, farmlands, wildlife and historic Northeast PA landmarks. Along with scenic spots on all bike trails, bikers are afforded the chance to visit many Pocono Mountain restaurants and shops along the way. Complimentary bikes are available at four locations through the Hawley Bike Share, including The Settlers Inn. Rentals require a photo ID, waiver sign-off and rental agreement. For more experienced bikers, Sicklerâ€™s Bike and Sport Shop at the Hawley Silk Mill offers affordable, daily bike rentals. Visit www.TheSettlersInn.com
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CAMPING GUIDE DRIFTSTONE ON THE DELAWARE–
Enjoy camping at our beautiful riverside location. Canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, swimming pool, planned activities and free Wi-Fi. Open mid-May to mid-September. Located four miles south of Portland, PA to Columbia, NJ bridge on River Road, Call 570-897-6859 or visit our website (www.driftstone.com) for a free brochure, information and directions. HONESDALE POCONO KOA–
Join in any of our fun planned activities, play a game of horseshoes, or just kick back around your fire and relax. Nearby find great fishing, hiking, horseback riding and more! We have some great Cabins/Cottages, RV Hookups and Tent sites, monthly & seasonal sites also available. Call 570-253-0424, or visit www.KOA.com/camp/honesdale-pocono. Online reservations available. KEEN LAKE CAMPING & COTTAGE RESORT–
Treat your family to a fun-filled, value-packed camping/cottage experience on a beautiful, private 90-acre mountain lake. Fish, boat, swim (lake or outdoor solar-heated pool.) Pet friendly with dedicated pet beach. Award-winning activity program. Family owned for 60 years! 155 Keen Lake Road, Waymart, PA. 570-488 6161. 1-800-443-0412. www.keenlake.com MEADOW-VALE CAMPSITES–
Located between Oneonta and Cooperstown, NY. Spacious wooded or open sites with 50 amp service and Wi-Fi. Offering special activities, swimming pool, boating and fishing lake and full service store. Efficiency rental cabins and weekly rental 5th wheel campers nestled in wooded sites. Open mid-May to Oktoberfest. 800-701-8802. www.meadow-vale.com OTTER CREEK CAMPGROUND–
Along the Susquehanna River in southern York County, we offer water/electric, boat launch, picnic area. Mason-Dixon Trail runs through campground. Whether you plan to boat, fish, hike, bike or just relax– we have something for you. April 1 to October 31. Call 717-862-3628 or visit our website www.campottercreek.com
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Award winning campground in the beautiful Endless Mountains! Spacious wooded campsites with water, cable, electric hook-ups; tent sites, rustic cabins and furnished cottages. Come find out why we are a six time recipient of a national customer satisfaction award. 307 Pioneer Trail, Muncy Valley. 570-946-9971. www.pioneercampground.com POCONO VACATION PARK-
A perfect place to reconnect with family and friends– in the heart of the Poconos! Pool, hay rides, tram rides, cable, Internet, Wi-Fi, cabin rentals, pet friendly, game room, rec hall, rally area, camp store. Open all year. email@example.com 570-424-2587 www.poconovacationpark.com SHORE FOREST CAMPGROUND–
Nestled in the beautiful Endless Mountains on a five-acre lake. Heated pool/spa, camp store, snack bar, game room, crafts, hayrides, weekend activities and more! Cabins, Cable TV/Wi-Fi available. Halfway between Scranton and Binghamton, NY. Half mile from Rt 11 in Hop Bottom. Shoreforestcampground.com firstname.lastname@example.org 570-289-4666 SLUMBER VALLEY CAMPGROUND– Located along the Meshoppen Creek, this family campground has been in business since 1966. Separate tenting area overlooking a 20-foot waterfall. Electric, sewer and creek sites, cabin, two pavilions, pool, playground, sand volleyball, mini-golf, nature trail, two fishing ponds, two miles from the Susquehanna River Boat Launch. 570-833-5208. www.slumbervalleycampground.com VALLEY VIEW FARM & CAMPGROUND–
Family campground with wooded sites situated in a pristine country setting. Convenient to stores and attractions. Amenities include swimming, playgrounds, sports fields, mini-golf, hay rides, cabins, trailers and mobile renters. Clean restrooms. Rte. 6 East from Scranton to Waymart then North on Rte. 296 for 8 miles. 570-448-2268. www.valleyviewfarmcampground.com
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Exploring the Lehigh Gorge with Jim Thorpe River Adventures he Lehigh River is great for rafting. “It is a legitimate whitewater run, and the Lehigh Gorge State Park is one of the prettiest places in the Unites States,” says Jerry McAward, president of Jim Thorpe River Adventures and Northeast PA Kayak School.
The Lehigh River was McAward’s first rafting experience. “I loved the adventure of captaining my own raft with the help of river guides. I kept coming back two to three times a year; then I started guiding on the river. The river is my office, and I sometimes can’t believe I make my living showing people the beauty, peace and excitement of rafting and kayaking the Lehigh River,” says McAward.
The Easy Water Rafting trip or the Introduction to Whitewater Rafting are recommended for first timers. More experienced rafters enjoy the Big Time Whitewater rafting trip through the class two and three rapids of the Lehigh Gorge. Children can enjoy a river adventure starting at age 4. Ages 8 and older can adventure with the Big Time Whitewater Rafting trip from June to October when water guns are used. A raft, paddle, personal floatation device and a professional river guide are provided. Changing rooms with showers, a picnic area, a waterproof container for lunch and free hot dogs on weekends are provided. A box lunch can be purchased for $8.
River guides are trained in swiftwater rescue to make sure everyone is safe. All river guides are certified in First Aid and CPR. Several have Wilderness First Aid and EMT certification. “Landmarks are many, though they might be a bit hard to recognize from the raft. There’s the Lehigh Tannery, Buttermilk Falls, 900-foot tall gorge walls, mini waterfalls and thousands of acres of trees of all varieties climbing the walls of the gorge,” says McAward. He often hears, “I can’t believe I can raft with my family through this kind of beauty and excitement.” Visit www.jtratf.com or call 570-325-3570. –Linda Scott
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Who’s New at Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park?
laws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park in Hamlin has welcomed many new animals this year, including a baby cougar named Apache. A miniature mule, baby wallabies, skunks and a patas monkey were all born on site.
Chris Hall, who is a jack-ofall-trades and vice president at the park, says Claws ‘N’ Paws continues to bring new life and adventure for visitors to enjoy. “We are always adding, improving and rebuilding exhibits every year,” Hall says. Though the young, new animals bring high energy and excitement to the park, Hall says he’s grown attached to many of the life-long park residents. A tight-knit 50
friendship with Lilly and Mama Bear (above), two gibbons, has reaffirmed Hall’s love of caring for animals and his respect for everyone who cares for the animals at Claws ‘N’ Paws. The changing environment in the park’s animal family welcomes new and returning guests to interact with both the popular exhibits and new additions. The lorry parrot-feeding exhibit allows guests to feed the birds as they land on shoulders, arms and heads. In the “Turtle Town” petting zoo and the giraffe feeding area guests get personal by touching, feeding and talking to the friendly animals.
Guests are surprised and excited when new animals and exhibits are brought in as frequently as they are at Claws ‘N’ Paws. As Hall says, “Where else can you walk through the woods of PA and hear lions roar, monkeys sing and wolves howl?” The park is open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until late October. Visit www.ClawsNPAws.com or call 570-698-6154. –Cecelia Dunford
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Nurture Nature Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival
he Northeast PA Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival offers a firsthand connection with wildlife. On July 19 and 20, the Festival will feature continuous presentations of live animals by some of the top wildlife experts in the Northeast. Enthusiasts can see and learn about owls, hawks, eagles, snakes and other reptiles. “There is something magical about being able to interact with a different species, and that is why we have so many live animals at the Festival,” says Festival Director Dave Fooks.
Saturday, will include presentations by Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery Show and the Pocono Snake and Animal Farm. The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will also be doing walk-arounds with animals throughout the Festival. Sunday will feature the Delaware Valley Raptor Center, with live hawks, falcons and other raptors as part of their "Close Encounters With Birds of Prey.” The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will return with their animals and explain the unique process of helping wild animals recover and return to their natural habitat.
Over 80 of the nation’s finest wildlife and nature artists and craftsmen will be exhibiting and selling work. Photography, acrylic and oil paintings, serigraphy, watercolor, jewelry, clothing, pottery, woodcarving, quilting, metalwork, leatherworkers and furniture will be exhibited and sold. The Wayne County Art League will have an area for members to display their original art. Sculpted Ice Works of the Pocono Mountains will create ice sculptures of native animals outside the school. The Festival will be at the Wallenpaupack Area High School on Route 6 in Hawley from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $5, and children under 12 years of age are free. Visit www.AudubonFestival.com or call 484-256-4485. –Kieran O’Brien Kern
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UNDER THE STARS 4 1 0 2 SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL Wells Fargo Amphitheater at Misericordia University
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July 14, Monday, 8 p.m.
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Broadway’s patriotic musical production featuring more than 40 classic Big Band-era songs based on Bob Hope’s 1942 USO tour.
JAZZ IN JULY Tickets: Lawn $10 • Amphitheater $20 Festival Table Seats Six $180
STARLIGHT CONCERT July 19, Saturday, 8 p.m.
LONESTAR The award-winning, multi-platinum country music quartet with hits like “Amazed” and “I’m Already There’’ visits MU as part of a 90-city tour. STARLIGHT CONCERT Tickets: Lawn $20 • Amphitheater $35 Festival Table Seats Six $380
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COSTA’S FAMILY FUN PARKOffering go-karts, water slides, laser tag, mini-golf, bumper boats, batting cages and more. Fun for the whole family! Our snack bar features family favorites and Hershey’s hand-dipped ice cream. Open daily mid-June–Labor Day and weekends Spring and Fall. Route 6 Hawley. 570-226-8585. www.costasfamilyfunpark.com SUSQUEHANNA CANOE & KAYAK–
Enjoy a relaxing day on the Susquehanna paddling, exploring and sightseeing. Centrally located along the river in Falls, PA– a close drive from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. Float along the most beautiful section of the Endless Mountains. Daily/Weekly rentals to other local waterways also available. Call 570-388-6107 www.kayaktheriver.com WALLENPAUPACK SCENIC BOAT TOUR–
Enjoy a breathtaking 50-minute cruise on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, as your tour guide describes the area and its history. Boat Rentals also available– pontoon boat, kayak and/or stand up paddle board. Open daily. Located at the Lake Wallenpaupack Observation Dike, 2487 Route 6, Hawley PA call 570-226-3293 or visit www. wallenpaupackboattour.com WOODLANDS STABLE & TACK–
Year-round trail rides (appointment only, no group too small), lessons, birthdays and pony rides on & off premises. Summer Day Camp. Week-long overnight camp. Scouting programs. Tack Shop on premises. 20 minutes from Scranton. Call for appointment or information 570-842-3742. www.woodlandsstable.com YOCUP FROZEN YOGURT–
Come experience bubble tea, other drinks and more than 10 varieties of frozen yogurt, plus sorbet. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11a.m.-11p.m. Friday & Saturday. Have a large group? Receive a discount when you call ahead at 570-319-1117. 860 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit.
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Endless Mountains Rural Places, Rural Lives
June & July 2014 “New Gallery” at Dietrich Theatre 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA
An Exhibit of Reflections on Sense of Place & Cultural Landmarks in the Bradford County, PA region
By appointment (570-996-1500) OR Whenever the Movies are Open January 2015 Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center Wellsboro, PA
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4th of July Fireworks Finder
June 28 Scranton: Nay Aug Park, Dusk. Pottsville: Pottsville Area High School Stadium, dusk. East Berwick: Beach Haven Carnival Grounds, 11:59 p.m. Carbondale: Downtown Carbondale, 9:15 p.m. Mifflinburg: Hidden Valley Camping Resort, dusk.
June 29 Rock Glen: Rock Glen State Park, 9:15 p.m. Frackville: Little League/ Softball Complex (West High Street), dusk. Throop: Washington Street Park (following Cow Flop), dusk.
July 3 Ashland: Memorial Field, dusk. Montgomery: Montgomery Park by the River, dusk. Scranton: Courthouse Square following NEPA Philharmonic concert, dusk. Tunkhannock: Tunkhannock Area High School, dusk. Wilkes-Barre: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino, 9:30 p.m. Hazelton: Harman-Geist Stadium, dusk. Wright Township: Wright Township Park. Rain date July 5. Honesdale: Irving Cliff, dusk.
July 4 Wilkes-Barre: Kirby Park, following NEPA Philharmonic concert, dusk. Lake Harmony: Split Rock Resort, dusk. Millville: Firemen’s Carnival Grounds (little league field); 10 p.m. Mansfield: Smythe Park, 9:30 p.m. 56
Bloomsburg: Bloomsburg Town Park, dusk. Hawley: Lake Wallenpaupack, 9 p.m. Rain date July 5. Moosic: PNC Field following baseball game. New Berlin: Waterside Commons along Penn’s Creek, 10 p.m. Port Carbon: Monument Hill 10 p.m. Rain date July 5. Montrose: Montrose High School, dusk Clarks Summit: Abington Heights Middle School, dusk. Lehman Township: Luzerne County Fairgrounds, dusk. East Stroudsburg: Annual American Freedom Festival in Dansbury Park, 9:15 p.m. Bethlehem: Sand Island, dusk. Herrickville: Lent Farm, dusk, rain date July 5. Williamsport: Market Street Bridge, dusk Lake Ariel: East Shore Drive (on the lake), dusk.
July 5 Palmerton: Sunny Rest Lodge, dusk. Shawnee on Delaware: Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, opens 7 p.m. Millville: Firemen’s Carnival Grounds (little league field); midnight. Moosic: PNC Field following baseball game. Jim Thorpe: Memorial Park, dusk. Rain date July 6. Moscow: North Pocono High School football stadium, dusk. Rain date July 6. Long Pond: Pocono Raceway, 9:30 p.m. Skytop: Skytop Lodge, 9:15 p.m. Jersey Shore: Jersey Shore Celebration Field/Thomas Street Recreation Field (across from middle school) 9:45 p.m. Thompson: Thompson Hose Co., 10 p.m. Rain date July 6
July 6 Moosic: PNC Field following baseball game. Peckville: Peckville Assembly of God, dusk (9:30 p.m.).
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Movies Under the Stars
ld-fashioned, family fun. That’s what makes Circle DriveIn Theater Owner Mike Delfino proud. Delfino, who has been with the theater for 61 of the theater’s 65 years, says, “It’s more of a family theater than anything else. It’s entertainment for Mom, Pop and the kids!”
One of the longest-running theaters in the nation, Circle Drive-In in Dickson City plays all firstrun movies. The family appeal includes sitting in or around the car to watch two movies for the price of one ($8 for adults and $5 for kids). Families can bring their own food or stroll to the snack bar for reasonably-priced fare. Pizza, popcorn and drinks are customer favorites. “We’re modern and modest,” describes Delfino. “We take pride in everything from the clean restrooms to the paved parking lot.” In addition to double features every Friday, Saturday 58
and Sunday from spring through September, the theater added a live broadcast of a Jimmy Buffett concert in June, showing the live performance from Texas on the giant screen. Birthday parties can also be celebrated at the theater, complete with food, movies and a birthday photo announcement on the largest screen in PA. In 1945, they broke ground for the theater. “We’re still going, and we expect to be here in perpetuity,” says Delfino. “They better get used to me,” he jokes, “I’m going to be here in perpetuity too.” He didn’t always have such confidence in the business. “When I began, I didn’t think it was going to last a year! I love what I’m doing. When you love what you’re doing, you’ll never work a day in your life. I’ve never worked a day in my life at the theater,” he admits. “I get satisfaction in seeing all these people enjoying themselves and having a night
out for the whole family.” After 65 years, the theater, located just off the Scranton/Carbondale Highway, is a regional icon. Delfino has seen a few changes over the past six decades in the industry. One major improvement was changing to digital projectors and a bigger screen with cinemascope in 2012. “The movies are now clearer; people notice and appreciate the difference in the picture,” he says. Moviegoers listen to audio via radio instead of the original speakers. The grounds also host the Circle Flea Fair every Sunday through November, where Delfino says you can buy, “Something old, something new, something tarnished and something blue.” Circle of Screams has been added in autumn, giving guests a live Halloween presentation on a frightening wagon ride through the woods. Visit www.CircleDrive-In.com or call 570-489-5731. –Erika A. Bruckner July 2014
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Solemn Novena to Saint Ann
at The Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann
July 17-26 July 17-26
Join thousands of others in a solemn observance of the annual Feast of St. Ann – mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 1233 St. Ann Street, Scranton • (570) 347-5691 www.stannsmonasterybasilica.org
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Wayne County Arts Alliance Open Studio Tours xplore the Wayne County Arts Alliance Artists (WCAA) Studio Tour, now in its 12th year. The free event will run July 11 to 13 from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with an open reception on Saturday July 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. “For art lovers, this is the place to be in mid-July. Local artists open their studios, giving the public a rare opportunity to meet them and discuss their philosophies, inspirations and working techniques. It is a phenomenal event with high caliber artisans who reside in Wayne County,” says Cynthia Henson, Studio Tour chairperson. There are 24 artists showcasing their work with eight artists new to the tour. Art can be seen at 17 locations
including eight venues with multiple artists. To preview the artists’ work, stop by the WCAA Gallery, where a sample of each artist’s work will be on display during studio tour hours. Painters, potters, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, printmakers, mixed media, batik and folk artists will participate. “The tour was organized by a handful of artists who wanted to foster an appreciation for the arts and share their gifts with the community. This collaboration led to the creation of the Wayne County Arts Alliance which continues to enhance community life with a variety of artfocused, non profit activities,” says Henson.
There are four sites in Honesdale that can be walked to within a half mile. Brochures including a tour map and participating artists are available at libraries, businesses, galleries and tour headquarters at Maude Alley in Honesdale. Call 570-851-2550, or visit www.WayneCountyArtsAllia nce.org –Linda Scott
The tour is scattered throughout Wayne County. Mapping out an itinerary is a good way to enjoy the self guided driving tour.
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Treasured Finds and Finding Treasures Women’s Club of Honesdale Antique Show
ome things seem to get better with age…family photos, treasured pieces of jewelry or works of art. The Women’s Club of Honesdale provides the opportunity to admire and purchase many such items at the 52nd Annual Antique Show and Sale, while simultaneously celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Club!
The event will take place at the Wayne Highlands Middle School on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 13 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The fundraiser began 52 years ago with less than a dozen antique dealers. Today, it has grown to include over 50 vendors. An appraiser and restoration experts will be on site to provide appraisals and repairs. Wares for sale include art, jewelry, linens, rugs, coins, books, vintage clothing, glass works, silver, crystal, books and home décor. Attendees can also purchase homemade lunches and desserts. Members of the Women’s Club are passionate about being involved in their community and giving back. Proceeds benefit various organizations and local charities and will provide scholarship funding to five local students. Visit www.WomensClubOfHonesdale.com
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Naturally Enticing Wildflower Music Festival 2014 all pines and a grassy slope form a natural outdoor amphitheater that is home to the annual Wildflower Music Festival. Situated on the grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills, the festival brings live performers to the naturally majestic setting on summer Saturdays.
“There’s no more beautiful venue,” admits Executive Director Joan Gillner. “The location is peaceful and friendly. It is the perfect place for an outdoor concert. By 6 p.m. when the concert begins, the trees shade the sun.” Big band, classical violin, bluegrass, folk and vocals will grace the natural stage each weekend. Performers include Max Zorin, Pre-War Ponies and the Hillbenders. The special concert on August 9 features the two-time Grammy nominated singer and actress Maureen McGovern. A free Steppingstone Concert July 20 at 4 p.m. features multi-award winning student-performers, pianist Kristin Stephenson and Hawley’s own soprano Lisa Rogali. “We present such a variety of great music that there is something for everyone,” explains Gillner. Concert-goers may wish to arrive early enough to hike the trails or stroll by the lake on the scenic grounds. “There is a trail that cir-
Maureen McGovern cles the lake, and from that, you can walk onto ‘Puppy Island,’ where Mrs. Suydam, the woman who gifted the property, buried her dogs,” Gillner recommends. Trails are open until 3 p.m. on concert days. The Dorflinger Glass Museum and gift shop are open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Concert seating opens at 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. “There aren’t many music venues where you can bring your own food and beverages,” Gillner admits. Parking is free, and children under age 6 are admitted free. “A family can have an enjoyable evening without spending a fortune. It is more relaxing than most outdoor concerts and less formal than those indoors,” continues Gillner. The combination of beautiful music, breathtaking scenery and friendly pricing attracts many long-term Wildflower Music Festival lovers. “Once people find us, they keep coming back,” says Gillner. “People who have not been here before are in for a pleasant surprise! Many in the audience have been coming for years, and I’ve watched as new friendships develop among the regulars.” Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and, of course, a picnic! Visit www.WildflowerMusic.org or call 570-253-5500. -Erika A. Bruckner
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Luzerne County You’ll Find it all Right Here!! July 3
4th of July Celebration at Hazleton Recreation Department, at dusk Hazleton 570.459.4903 (rain date is July 5th)
Wilkes-Barre 4th of July Celebration, NEPA Philharmonic, in concert in beautiful Kirby Park, spectacular fireworks display over the Susquehanna River. 570.208.4149 or www.wilkes-barre.pa.us
July 18 July 18 JuneNovember
Briggs Farm Blues Festival at Briggs Farm, Nescopeck, Live world class blues music, camping, hayrides, Mississippi Delta-style slow cooked meats, crawfish boil, and farm fresh roasted sweet corn on the rolling hills of Briggs Farm. 570.379.2003 or www.briggsfarm.com B. B. King in concert at Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, 866-605-PEAK or www.pennspeak.com Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Walk, Wilkes-Barre, Experience the revitalized art walk from 5-8 p.m., www.thirdfridaywb.com or 570-498-0678 Every Thursday the Farmers Market on Public Square. Wilkes-Barre, from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
1.888.905.2872 • www.tournepa.com
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COME VISIT THE ENDLESS MOUNTAINS O F N O R T H E A S T E R N PA !
2014 Events on the Green in The Town That Time Forgot 40TH ANNUAL SUMMER ANTIQUES MARKET July 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $5 12 and under Free
44TH ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL August 9-10, Sat: 10 - 5 Sun: 10 - 4 Admission $5 12 and under Free
6TH ANNUAL BI-PLANES, TRAINS & ANTIQUE CARS October 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is FREE Go to www.visithistoriceaglesmere.com
Events on the Green for more information.
Come taste the finest cuisines! Breakfast: Mon.- Fri 5 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. Daily Dinner: Sun.-Thur. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. & Fri.- Sat. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. SeasonsTunkhannock.com • 570-836-3080
Food • Fun • Blueberry Everything!
Friday and Saturday August 1 & 2 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pancake Breakfast starts at 8 am
On the Village Green in scenic Montrose
J.R’s HALLMARK Towne Plaza • Tunkhannock • 570-836-6458 Mon-Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. • Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ad funded by the Susquehanna County Room Tax Fund and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau
Convenient from I-81, north of Scranton www.montrosepablueberryfestival.org
www.endlessmountains.org • 800-769-8999
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Take a Drive out to SEA HAG SOAPS & ART MERCANTILE!
in a beautiful restored barn Browse our wonderful soaps, beauty products, fine art & crafts! SEA HAG SOAPS & ART MERCANTILE
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Noon to 4:30p.m. 1044 McCormack Road, Brackney PA
Use Google Maps for Directions
570-663-2297 | www.seahagsoaps.com
SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY... JULY 4 4TH OF JULY PARADE & CELEBRATION Downtown Montrose. 570-278-1881.
JULY 5 DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE RAIL TRAIL HIKE
D & H Rail Trail, Union Dale. 570-679-9300.
JULY 12 LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. 570-278-9256.
JULY 19 EVERYDAY LIVES IN COLONIAL TIMES 2 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. 570-967-7275.
JULY 24-26 ANNUAL CLIFFORD FIREMAN'S PICNIC
Volunteer Fire Co. Grounds, Clifford.
FUNDED IN PART BY THE SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY ROOM TAX FUND AND THE ENDLESS MOUNTAINS VISITORS BUREAU
1-800-769-8999 • visitpamountains.com
www.endlessmountains.org • 800-769-8999
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Happy to Be Blue!
Photos courtesy Dave Wood, festival photographer
35th Montrose Blueberry Festival he 35th Annual Blueberry Festival in Montrose serves up all things blueberry. People come from all over to enjoy the event with friends and family. The festival runs Friday and Saturday August 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The blueberry festival has been a beloved tradition in Montrose because it echoes values of the community– hard work and friendship. It is a great community effort to support the associations, “says Liz Holbert, PA Coordinator for the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association.
fle, silent auction and white elephant sale and children’s activities. Admission is free. Enjoy blueberries, blueberry pizza, blueberry ice cream, blueberry cheesecake, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, pies, muffins and baked goods. A pancake breakfast is served both days at 8 a.m.
A variety of entertainment includes a mass band concert on Saturday. Events include a book sale, basket raffle, quilt raf-
Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. “The funds help us offer valuable services to the county with libraries in Montrose, Hallstead, Great Bend, Forest City and Susquehanna and the Historical Society Museum and genealogy research center in Montrose,” says Holbert. Call 570-278-1881. –Linda Scott
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What’s What’s Cookin’ Cookin’ at
THE BUTLER’S PANTRY in Montrose in Montrose
Blueberries & CHOCOLATE CH CHOCOLA OCOLAT OCOLA TE Visit our stor Visit storee during the Montrose Blueberry F Montrose Festival estival August 1– August 1–2 2
“SPICE RACK” linens from Now Designs & oven-proof Fiesta bakeware. What could make your batter better! 570-278-2191 9/15 S. Main St., Montrose Tues-Fri, Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org Bridal Registry MASTERCARD
1 170 70 C CHURCH HURCH S ST, T, MONTROSE • 570.278.1230 www.ChocolatesByLeopold.com www .ChocolatesByLeopold.com
Order Your Ice Cream Cakes at all Locations! Ice Cream for all Occasions Open All Year Round at All Locations Locations: Farm/ 563-1702 • Meadow Ave. Scr. /961-1645 • Dunmore/ 207-0405 • Clarks Summit/ 586-1288 Main Ave. W. Scr. /558-1680 • www.manningfarm.com • (570) 563-1702
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COLONIAL BRICK INN & SUITES
Come and enjoy Pennsylvania hospitality at its finest. Call to reserve your special occasion package. Winter ski or summer golf packages, we will cater to guests all seasons of the year. New meeting room and free Internet in rooms. 25161 Route 11, Hallstead. 570-879-2162 or 1-800-290-3922 www.colonialbrickinn.com
What luxury our “cabin in the woods” offers! Queen canopy bed, stone fireplace, Jacuzzi for two, two TVs, private covered deck and full kitchen. Enjoy our Starting Post Cocktail Lounge and award-winning Restaurant. Located two miles from Mt Airy Casino, 10 minutes from the Crossings and 15 minutes from Camelback Ski Area. Paradise Valley. Cresco, PA 800-392-9400
THE FRENCH MANOR– Romantic country inn modeled after a French chateau. Gourmet French cuisine, excellent wines. AAA 4Diamond Award Winner for lodging and dining. Luxurious suites with fireplace, Jacuzzis & balcony. New GREEN spa, Le Spa Foret. Includes indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, couples’ massage suite, fireplace, pedicures & more. South Sterling, PA. 1-877-720-6090. www.TheFrenchManor.com
GLASS MAGNOLIA BED & BREAKFAST – Southern-style hospitality at its finest! 1800s Greek Revival Mansion and Guest House in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Eleven guest rooms, each with private bath. Private entrances, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, dog-friendly rooms available. Includes hot gourmet breakfast featuring local cuisine. Group rentals/small private parties welcome. 8339 Main Street Interlaken, NY. 607-330-2809
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THE JAMES MANNING HOUSE– Enjoy a peaceful stay at this historic 1819 Federalstyle house two miles north of Honesdale, PA. Three guest rooms, each with private baths, central AC, TV and WI-FI, feature handmade quilts and antiques. Hearty breakfasts include home-baked goodies served with genuine PA Dutch hospitality. Bethany, PA. 570-253-5573. www.JamesManningHouse.com
Keuka Lakeside Inn– Located on the shores of Keuka Lake in the village of Hammondsport, this Inn offers 17 newly renovated, comfortable accommodations and spectacular views with an on-site boat launch and docking available. Find us on Facebook also. 24 Water St., Hammondsport, NY 14840 (607) 569-2600, www.keukalakesideinn.com
POCONO PINES MOTOR INN & COTTAGES– Tall pines shade this year-round family resort next to “The Big Lake” & winter ski slopes. Cottages, kitchenettes, motel rooms & a three-bedroom lodge with fireplace are available. Cable TV, DVD, VCR, outdoor pool, BBQ’s & private boat docks. Boating, fishing, shops and restaurants close by. 345 Rte. 507, Tafton. 570-226-2772. www.PoconoPinesMotorInn.com.
STONE BRIDGE INN & RESTAURANT– European-style inn, restaurant & tavern in a spectacular country setting. 13 charming rooms, with private baths, TV, A/C, several with fireplaces, free WI-FI. Continental breakfast, indoor pool/hot tub, horseback riding. Excellent dinner cuisine. Exit 206, Rt. 374 East two miles past Elk Mountain, Union Dale. 570-679-9200. www.Stone-Bridge-Inn.com.
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Wally Lake Fest Showcases the Best of the Lake Region ow in its fifth year, entertainment in downtown Wally Lake Fest celHawley add to the exciteebrates everyment. The Battle of the thing Lake Bands will be live on the Wallenpaupack. “It’s lake. important for the community, the region and Free shuttle service around beyond to know the history the north end of the lake of Lake Wallenpaupack. and into downtown Hawley Celebrating it supports and suswill be available. Local restautains the small communities around rants will serve specials all weekend. the lake who exist on tourism revenue,” says “Everyone will have a good time at Wally Woodloch Resort director of marLake Fest; there is an area or event keting and member of the for every age group and every Wally Lake Fest executive discerning taste,” admits committee Rory O’Fee. O’Fee. He says while the event makes for an amazThere are over 50 events ing day trip, the best way throughout the weekto experience Wally Lake end, August 22, 23 and Fest is to spend the week24, from downtown end. “There’s just way too Hawley to the west end of much to do. You’re going to Lake Wallenpaupack. miss something if you don’t Highlights include an Open stay. The Lake Region is a vacaMarket Fair at the Lake tion getaway that offers amazing Wallenpaupack Visitors Center and a Boat, accommodations, and many will be offering Watercraft & ATV Expo at Wallenpaupack specialty rates for the weekend,” he High School. Outdoor experiences on the explains. Visit www.WallyLakeFest.com or shoreline and Nature Path, a Boat Parade www.facebook.com/wallylakefest. –Kieran O’Brien Kern and an evening of shopping, dining and
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Summer on Sunset Beach he pristine lake and picture-perfect sunsets at Harvey's Lake Beach Association offer beach club members more than meets the eye. The members-only beach also provides an inexpensive place to spend their summer. On Sunday, August 3 the beach will host a free, open swim from noon to 6 p.m. for non-members.
The non-profit beach association, commonly called Sunset Beach, is the most affordable beach club located on PAâ€™s largest natural lake. A family of six can enjoy a summer at Sunset Beach for $195; each additional family member is $5. When Association President Edward Bilder and his wife, Treasurer Gloria Bilder took over Sunset Beach operations in 1991, they hoped to keep membership costs low
while also adding to the beach's amenities.
The beach's landscape and facilities have changed significantly since opening in 1966. Sunset Beach provides certified and CPRtrained lifeguards, an enclosed swimming area free of fishers and boaters, a pavilion for parties and community events and a grassy beach area for lounging by the water. Summer events on the beach include potluck dinners, movie nights and endof-the-summer fireworks on August 31. Throughout changes to the beach, the Bilders ensure that one thing will always stay the same- the sense of community. "It was important to us to keep maintaining the beach and continue the tradition of a communi-
ty," says Gloria Bilder on her family's decision to join the board. Gloria Bilder grew up spending summers at the beach staying at her grandparentsâ€™ lake house. Several years, and many memories later, she lives in the home she couldn't wait to visit as a kid. "The beach offers a comfortable, family atmosphere and an area where you can sit, relax and get away," says Bilder. The Bilders encourage Northeast PA residents looking for summer fun to consider becoming members. The club runs an open membership until August 4. Daily hours for Sunset Beach, located at Pole 001 and Lakeside drive, are noon to 6, 7 or 8 p.m., depending on weather and daily beach activity. Visit www.SunsetBeachHarveysL ake.com â€“Cecelia Dunford
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A Getaway to
Fern Hall Inn
Includes a weekend at Fern Hall, dinner for two, breakfast, golf at the Scottish Glen Golf Course and use of the Inn’s boathouse on Crystal Lake! Fern Hall Inn
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at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com, or mail your name, phone number & mailing address to “Explore More Contest” Happenings Magazine P.O. Box 61 Clarks Summit, PA 18411 Prize Details: Alcohol not included. Dependent on availability
Surround yourself with natural beauty at Fern Hall Inn in Clifford, PA. The historic property boasts stunning views of Elk Mountain, lakeside amenities and peaceful scenery, in addition to delicious meals served on the stone patio, overlooking the gardens and golf course. www.FernHallInn.com 570-222-3676 73
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Anthony’s- Casual dining with
such entrees as Dover Sole, New Zealand Baby Rack of Lamb, hand-cut Black Angus N.Y. Strip Steaks, etc. Tray of Red Pizza Thursday night special$9.95. Clam special-every Wed.– $4.95. Open Tues.-Thurs. & Sunday 4:30 p.m.10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 4:30-11.p.m. 202 S. Main Avenue Old Forge, PA 570-451-0925.
Boat House- see ad page 9
An NEPA favorite for 30 years. Serving award-winning pizza made with fresh dough, famous wings and hamburgers. Homemade pierogies are also a favorite. Kids of all ages enjoy the game room. Open 7 days a week. 474 Main St., Archbald. 570-876-2503.
Carl Von Luger Steak & Seafood- A fam-
Apple Valley RestaurantCasual and affordable dining since 1996. Serving burgers, grilled sandwiches, fajitas, specialty pastas, BBQ ribs and more. Full service pub with daily food and drink specials. Seven gift shops, koi ponds, 1800s schoolhouse, tourist information booth all on eight acres. Exit 46, I-84/Rte. 6, Milford. 570-296-6831. www.applevalleyrestaurant.com
Arcaro & Genell- On Main Street, Old Forge since 1962. Carrying on the family tradition of homemade Italian specialty entrees, seafood, steak, chicken, veal & much more. Old Forge Red & White Pizza. Open Monday Saturday, lunch at 11 a.m., dinner at 3 p.m.; takeout available. Private parties Sun. Catering services available on and off premise. www.arcarongenell.com 570-457-5555.
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ily tradition since 1887. Casual fine dining in downtown Scranton. USDA prime steaks & fresh seafood. Lunches from $6.25; dinners starting at $13.25. Entertainment. Friday Night Jazz Lounge 7-11 p.m. Sunday brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner dress code. Outdoor dining available. Open daily. 301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 570-955-5290 www.carlvonluger.com
made us famous. Serving homemade soups, old-fashioned rice pudding and chili-con-carne. Enjoy our legendary chili sauce, created from a closelyguarded family recipe, eat in or take it out. Open Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon-6:30 p.m. 515 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570-961-9004. www.texas-wiener.com.
Cooper’s Seafood- see ad page 81
Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant- Overlooking beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, Ehrhardt’s cozy atmosphere and delicious food will have you returning time and time again. We offer a variety of steaks, seafood, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more! Open 7 days a week 11:30 a.m. Pub open later. Route 507, Hawley. 570-226-2124. www.ehrhardts.com.
Failtes Irish Pub- Authentic Irish
Carmen’s Restaurant & Wine Bar- see ad page 152
Pub and Restaurant, featuring traditional premium steak, fish and Traditional Irish Fare. We offer Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch, catering and buffet services. Entertainment on weekends. Great food and fun. 1492 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA 570-828-6506. www.failtepa.com
Coccetti's A Restaurant & Bakery- Enjoy charming decor &
Fern Hall Inn. Dining. Rooms. Golf- Rated "Best of the Best" and
unique breakfast/lunch creations including funky chicken salad, Eggs Benedict & California Reuben. Daily homemade baked goods including cake by the slice & chocolate peanut butter brownies. Daily breakfast/ lunch specials. Tuesday-Friday 7a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-noon. 1124 Main St., Peckville. 570-489-4000.
"Food, Views and Service Simply the Best." Lite bites, dinner, Sunday Brunch & BBQs, Golf & Ski Specials, weddings, reunions & parties. Romantic, beautiful, historic stone estate, nine guest rooms and award wining golf course on Crystal Lake. 2819 Rt. 247 Clifford. www.fernhallinn.com 570-222-3676.
Coney Island Lunch- A Scranton
The French Manor- Elegant din-
tradition since 1923. Taste the Texas Wieners and Texas Hamburgers that
ing room features a 40-foot vaulted ceiling and two massive fireplaces.
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Request a table on the terrace for wonderful views of the Pocono Mountains or a table by the fireplace for a romantic dining experience. Gourmet dinner menu features Classical and Nouvelle French Cuisine. Proper attire required. (Jackets for gentlemen). Please note: restaurant is not suitable for children under 12. Reservations: 570-676-3244. www.thefrenchmanor.com.
Glass wine.bar.grill- See ad page 7
Gresham’s Chop House- Dine in our beautiful dining room, cozy bar or under the awning on our deck, and enjoy dazzling views of Lake Wallenpaupack while choosing from delicious steaks, seafood, Italian specialties and more. Visit us at www.greshamschophouse.com Rte. 6, Hawley. Open 7 days at 4 p.m. 570-226-1500. JJ Bridjes- Casual dining. Largest menu in The Abingtons includes fresh cut steak, seafood, veal, pastas, Mexican, along with burgers, sandwiches, oversized salads, snacks and appetizers. Best sports viewing in the area. Kitchen open late. Take out available. 925 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit. Open 7 days a week lunch & dinner– kids welcome. 570-586-8833. www.jjbridjes.com
La Tonalteca- see ad page 83 Lil’s Bar & Grill- Nestled on Lake Winola just a short ride from Clarks Summit and Tunkhannock. Modern yet casual, cozy bar and family dining, available for any occasion. Serving your favorite bar food and Chef's daily specials. Open daily for lunch and dinner.1085 State Route 307, Lake Winola. 570-378-3324 Mahoning Valley Country Club Clubhouse Grille- Open to the public. Featuring a new menu for 2014. Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere inside or on the patio. Homemade food at reasonable prices. Appetizers, sandwiches & entrees. Open 7 days a week. 323 Country Club Rd., Lehighton. 570-818-4411.
Mangia by James- Specializing in gourmet food...eat in or take out for lunch and dinner. Need dinner on the way home? Just call or place your order on-line via the web or by using our free app. Featuring authentic Italian entrees, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, and more. Catering available. 507 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-586-7400 Manhattan Manor- Familyowned restaurant and bar in downtown Carbondale. A unique dining experience featuring steaks, pastas, flatbreads and a variety of delicious unique chef-inspired dishes. Large contemporary wine and martini menu. Live music. Outdoor patio. On and off site catering. Let us host your next event. Hours 5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday, 8 Salem Ave. 570-282-2044. www.manhattanmanor.net Marco Antonio’s- Chef-owned restaurant in historic downtown Stroudsburg. Specializing in the cuisine of Spain & Portugal, while also serving a wide variety of traditional favorites. Award-winning steaks & seafood. BYOB. Closed on Tuesday. Located at 620 Main St., Stroudsburg. 570-424-2415. See the menu at www.marcoantonios.com Patsel's- see ad page 79 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery- see ad page 150 Quaker Steak & Lube-
Ruth Chris Steakhouse- see ad page 77
p.m. Sat. & Sun. Brunch 10 a.m. 114 S. State St. Clarks Summit. 570-585-5590 www.thestatestreetgrill.com
Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant- Quaint European village nestled on a hilltop, surrounded by rolling countryside – discover Northeast PA’s best-kept secret! Excellent cuisine in a casual atmosphere, multi-level tavern & patio with entertainment. Monthly Wine Tasting Dinners. Serving dinner Wed.-Sun. I81, Exit 206, Rt. 374 East two miles past Elk Mountain, Union Dale. 570-679-9500. www.stone-bridge-inn.com
The Sweet Lush CupcakeryThe area’s original “Cupcakery” features 32 rotating flavors with seasonal specialities. Pre-order cakes available. Specializing in wedding & event catering. Voted Best Desserts of 2013. Like us on Facebook for hours, holiday menus, contests & more. 105 Chestnut St., off Drinker St., Dunmore Corners. 570-871-4240.
Twigs- see ad page 79 Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant- see ad page 83 Yakitori Sushi & Grill- New Japanese restaurant in Keyser Oak Shopping Center. Dine in, take out. Delivery within 5 miles. BYOB. Free wifi. Serving fresh sushi, tempura, teriyaki. High quality and very affordable prices. Mon-Sat Lunch 11a.m.2:30 p.m. Dinner 4-10 p.m. Sunday closed. 1736 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton. 570-209-7716. www.yakitorisushiandgrill.us
Settlers Inn- see ad page 7
State Street GrillCasual street-side dining. Award-winning patio: Voted Best Ambiance 2014, Best Place for First Date 2014 and Best Martinis 2014. Popular for cocktails and small plates. Wide ranging American Cuisine. Lunch Mon. - Fri.,11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Sat., 4-10
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Drizzle of Flavor & Health New Shop Specializes in Olive Oils & Vinegars
Litz family subscribes to a very simple philosophy when it comes to running their business. The theory that “an educated consumer is the best consumer” is the heart of what 13 Olives is all about. Customers are invited to ask questions. Shelves are stocked with extra virgin olive oils from places like Spain, Italy, Greece and the U.S. Balsamic vinegars from Italy boast flavors like strawberry, Toronto honey and dark chocolate. Eugene Jr. provides the public with detailed information about each olive oil and vinegar through tastings and demonstrations. Shoppers can also choose from a wide variety of imported pastas, coffees, teas, herbs and mixed seasonings. Biscotti is baked daily by Eugene Jr.
ugene Litz and his son, Eugene Jr., are passionate about oil– specifically olive oil. The father and son recently opened 13 Olives, a shop located in Clarks Summit featuring high-quality extra virgin olive oils and vinegars. Eugene Jr. returned to Northeast PA after opening his own biscotti baking business in North Carolina. During his time in the Tar Heel State, he did business with several proprietors of olive oil stores. Thinking of his home, he saw a market 76
for similar products. Every member of the Litz family has contributed to the set up and operation of the shop. “We each have our own skills, but we do what is necessary when it needs to be done,” said Eugene Sr. The HappeningsPA.com
The family hopes to pass on their knowledge of the health benefits that accompany the consumption of these specialty olive oils, such as lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. “We try to live and breathe the virtues of this oil and these products,” said Eugene Sr. “We really believe in them.” –Monika Loefflad July 2014
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outdoor dining guide
Anthony’s Restaurant, Old Forge Outdoor tables sit amidst various flowers, beautiful trees and lighting for ambiance. 570-451-0925
Apple Valley Restaurant, Milford Outdoor seating is among eight acres of land featuring a duck pond, old Schoolhouse, waterfalls, meadows and fruit trees. 570-296-6831 Carl Von Luger, Scranton Umbrella tables line Linden Street serving up steaks and seafood outdoors in the heart of downtown. 570-955-5290 Cooper’s On the Waterfront, Pittston Cooper’s Cabana outdoor deck and bar overlooking the Susquehanna River brings a tropical beach feeling to diners. 570-654-6883 Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton Those on the tired, Dock Deck enjoy a separate outdoor bar and an outdoor chef cooking up seafood favorites in the fresh air. 570-346-6883 Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Hawley Umbrella tables shade lake-side diners on the outdoor deck overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack. Live music accompanies dinner on Fridays. Dock and dine is available where boaters can park their boat and enjoy a meal. 800-678-5907 Failte Irish Pub, Dingmans Ferry Outdoor deck seating with live music on Sundays when the weather permits. 570-828-6505 78
Fairway Grille, Buck Hill Falls, Enjoy a meal outside by the golf course or grab something light near the Tennis Tea Cafe. 570-595-3535 Fern Hall Inn, Crystal Lake Dine on the stone patio overlooking the golf course and with views of Elk Mountain Ski Resort. 570-222-3676. The French Manor, South Sterling The stone veranda offers a 20mile view of the Northern Pocono Mountains. Diners can order from either the Dinging Room or Hanna’s Cafe Menu. 1-877-720-6090
Gresham’s Chophouse, Hawley Sink your teeth into Italian steakhouse fare on the awningcovered deck over looking Lake Wallenpaupack. 570-226-1500 La Tonalteca, Clarks Summit & Dickson City Choose from the full Mexican menu while dining on the covered patio in Dickson City or under umbrellaed tables in Clarks Summit. 570-586-1223 or 570-969-0966. Leggio’s Italian Ristorante, Plains Mangia on the outdoor deck with a large gazebo. 570-822-0861. Lil’s Lakeside Bar & Grill, Lake Winola An outdoor deck overlooks Lake Winola. 570-378-3324 Manhattan Manor, Carbondale Relax on the covered patio overlooking the Lackawanna River. Live entertainment most Saturday nights. 570-282-2044.
Patsel’s, Clarks Summit Dine on the stone patios overlooking the landscaped flowerbeds, herb garden and the koi pond. Stroll on the brick walkways and sit for a spell under the pergola. 570-563-2000
Quaker Steak & Lube, Dickson City Park yourself outside within the guardrail-enclosed patio seating in the shade. 570-489-5823 Radisson Lackawanna Station, Scranton Outdoor patio by the Tracks Grill, diners may order from either menu. 570-342-8300 Seasons Restaurant, Tunkhannock Quaint table and chairs with umbrella shading, Seats four. 570-836-3080 State Street Grill, Clarks Summit Outdoor patio has tented and lounge areas with heating for cooler nights. 570-585-5590 Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant, Union Dale Dine on the outside terrace near Elk Mountain or the patio, which features live entertainment all summer during Party on the Patio from 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursdays. 570-679-9500 Twigs Café, Tunkhannock Enjoy café-style dining on the sidewalk of the town’s historic district. During the summer season a garden blooms surrounding the patio. 570-836-0433 Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant, Pocono Pines An outdoor deck with four or five tables just outside the bar. 570-646-2377 July 2014
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a Summer Destination Street Party
Dine with us under the Sun, Moon & Stars! Kick Back & Relax Indoors or OUT! Visit our pub for your favorite wine & spirits!
Rte. 6, Historic Downtown Tunkhannock • 570.836.0433 • twigscafe.com
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Saturday, Saturday, July July 19 19 •• 11:30 11:30 a.m. a.m. Monarch & release Release Monarch Lecture lecture & with with Creekside Creekside Gardens Gardens
Butterfly Butterfly Lecture Lecture && Luncheon Luncheon
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Brunch Buffet Sunday
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Routes 6 & 11, North of Clarks Summit, PA • 570.563.2000 • www.patsels.com
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Happenings is teaming up with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders to celebrate noteworthy people from Northeast PA. At each Happenings’ Night at the Ballpark, someone we have featured in the magazine gets a VIP experience at the game.
A Winning Team Happenings & Railriders Honor Guests
We were proud to welcome the winner of Happenings Magazine’s Ties that Bind contest to “Bark in the Park Night.” Fans were invited to bring dogs to the game. Bill Sheehan, who represented Blue Chip Animal Farms Refuge in Ties that Bind, was honored. Blue Chip’s Kim Jacobs threw out the first pitch. Sheehan’s dog, Dakota, who was one of the original dogs rescued by Blue Chip, made a celebrity appearance.
Photos by Erika Wilson
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(C ontinued from Page 80) On May 24, we honored Christopher Polk and Megan Allman, both of Dickson City. Polkâ€™s story was first published in Happenings in August 2013. The 24-year-old Eagle Scout began to suffer from fatigue, loss of appetite and continuous cold-like symptoms. Doctors diagnosed him with end-stage kidney failure. Chris needed a new kidney. 23-yearold Allman agreed to give Chris a second chance at life by donating her kidney. In February, Chris received lifetransforming transplant surgery at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Both Chris and Megan were well enough to throw the first pitch! They both advocate for organ donation through the Northeast Coalition for the Gift of Life. Follow HappeningsMag on Facebook for updates on the next Happeningsâ€™ game date! Call 570-969BALL, or visit www.SWBRailriders.com -Erika A. Bruckner
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Can’t-Miss Events Jazz on the Deck
Poconos’ Wurst Festival Shawnee Mountain July 19 & 20, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Come hungry! Enjoy kielbasa, pierogies, wieners, wursts and more at this Polish and German themed event. In addition to the wide variety of available foods, enjoy three stages of live music, dancers performing in traditional costumes, cultural craft vendors and games. Children’s entertainment includes rubber duck races, juggling shows, face painting and a marionette show. www.Shawneemt.com
Settlers Inn, Hawley Every Wednesday through July and August Enjoy live jazz music on the deck, rain or shine. With no cover charge, see a variety of live performers in a beautiful setting. Performers include The Gypsy Jazz Quintet, Compass Jazz Quartet, Kelly Suttenfield Trio, Stefan Bauer’s – “VOYAGE” and Liberto Trio. Friday August 23 is the Wally Lake Fest Opening Party featuring Spencer and Nancy Reed Quartet. www.TheSettlersInn.com/The-Area/Jazz-OnThe-Deck/
Lobster Bake Beer Dinner Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton July 21, 1–4 p.m. Cool off in Cooper’s Cabana with six specialty beer brews and a traditional New Englandstyle lobster bake. Live music will be performed by Haze, and attendees will have the chance to win prizes and giveaways. Tickets are $59.95, and reservations are required. 570-3467049 www.CoopersSeafood.com
Library Maker Monday: Intro to LEGO Robotics Albright Memorial Library, Scranton July 14, 7 p.m.–8 p.m. Maker Monday will feature work with a LEGO Robotics kit! This event is open to those over the age of 12. At this free event, attendees will learn to build and program a LEGO Mindstorm NXT robot. www.LCLSHome.org 84
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Summer is in the air... and on the grill. From burgers to charcoal, we’ve got it all. Get to Weis, then Get Grillin’!
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Through the Years
In honor of our 45th anniversary, we take a look back at a few Happenings July issues through the years!
In and Around Northeast Pennsylvania
July June 2001 2001
2012 July 1997 Featured the Largest Civilian Air Show in the Northeastern United States.
July 1980: The Ritz Company Playhouse, still going strong today after 41 years! In and Around Northeastern Pennsylvania
1980 Our July 1977, 1979 and 2012 Covers featured Lake Wallenpaupack
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In and Around Northeast Pennsylvania
1979 A Symphony of Sight & Sound Wildflower Music Festival
July 2000: White Mills Celebrated the 18th Annual Wildflower Music Festival still in existence after 32 years!
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Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Co. Picnic
here aren’t many places you can go that are just as you remember them as a kid. For some that’s the appeal of the Clifford Volunteer Fire Company Annual Picnic. Not a lot has changed in the 66 years since the event began. Today third and fourth generations of families are enjoying this beloved summer tradition held each July in Susquehanna County.
Walter Turner, first assistant fire chief and company director, says there’s a conscious effort to retain the old-fashioned family atmosphere of the picnic. “It’s one of the reasons we don’t bring in syndicated rides. We try to keep the price down for families,” explains Turner. “We would never give it up. Too many people look forward to it!” The Picnic boasts its own set of vintage kiddie rides that give the event its flavor and 88
charm. The centerpiece is the original kiddie car ride (above). Wally LaCoe, a charter member and mechanic, built the attraction in the 1950s. Volunteer Fire Company members maintain and operate the ride to this day. The train ride is another landmark attraction. It was originally part of Rocky Glen Amusement Park. Volunteer Fire Company members jumped at the chance to purchase it in the 1950s and set about converting the ride from electric to steam powered. The collection of vintage amusement rides also incudes kiddie boats, a merry-go-round and a second train ride, which takes travelers in a circular route around an on-site pond.
the railroad ties need to be replaced each year. He says though most of the rides are antique, they can still find replacement parts and what they can’t buy they make! All of the organization’s 30 active members pitch-in but Turner says it takes about 200 volunteers to host the actual three-day event. “The community support is fantastic! People just show up and do their job when picnic time comes, then we may not see them again until the following year,” explains Turner. Many families like his have been volunteering with the fire company since its inception. Turner’s father was a charter member, now his son is part of the organization and his
Members of the volunteer fire company maintain all of the rides. According to Turner, the trains require the most upkeep and estimates that 100-150 of HappeningsPA.com
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young grandchildren even help out during the picnic.
tainment. A fireman’s parade launches the event on Thursday night. A giant fireworks display is set for two nights this year– Friday and Saturday.
The volunteer fire company grounds are located on 21 acres of y The picnic is rolling hills. Permer Rock the form m o fr anent structures d one of the fire uire was acq e id r in were built just for company’s largest rk. The tra ment Pa the picnic– some like Glen Amuse fundraisers. All monies raised the pizza stand and stay in the community to purdance hall have been part of nally part of the amusement chase and maintain emerpark at nearby Newton Lake the festivities since the gency equipment. The picnic event moved to this location and was donated to the fire grounds are located on Route company. Picnic goers can in 1955. The Fish Pond was 106, on the outskirts of one of the original children’s enjoy all the classic festival Clifford. games and still ranks among food– hamburgers, hot www.cliffordfire.com dogs, clams, pierogies, the most popular. Bingo is a –Barbara Toolan homemade pies and cakes, popular activity for all ages. as well as nightly live enterThe Big 6 Wheel was origi-
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Fun in the Sun
Lahey Family Fun Park ahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit has served up fun for two decades. Owner Rich Lahey is originally from Scranton, and he also owns a miniature golf construction company in Wildwood, New Jersey. The miniature golf course at Lahey is one of the largest in the world, built directly into the side of a mountain. There are two courses that boast seven streams and five large waterfalls.
In addition to miniature golf, Lahey Family Fun Park offers a Go-Kart Track that is over a quarter-mile long, complete
with two bridges and overpasses. An outdoor batting cage, one of the largest in the area, features 12 cages and better visibility to players to judge the accuracy of their hits. The bumper boats run on a natural, spring-fed pond.
The indoor section of the park offers a soft-play area for visitors 12 years and under, along with arcade games that dispense tickets. Tickets can be used to redeem prizes. The snack bar serves pizza, hot dogs, French fries, sodas and Manning’s Ice Cream.
PJ and Mara Lahey, general managers, host about 10,000 visitors per month. Lahey Family Fun Park can host birthdays, family reunions, corporate outings and fundraisers. Party reservations are required, and custom food and party extras are available. Hours are Fridays from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit www.LaheyFunPark.net or call 570-586-5699. –Casey Phillips
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Heroic Feat Inspiration from Veteran Earl Granville arl Granville is spreading his message of hope to fellow veterans in memory of his twin brother, Joe Granville. At speaking engagements throughout the country, Granville reaches out to fellow veterans who are in mental distress with his message, “Do not give up.”
Granville lost his left leg, and his right leg was severely injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) on June 3, 2008 in Zormat, Afghanistan, while he was enlisted in the PA Army National Guard Local 109th Infantry. Friends and fellow servicemen, Major Scott Hagerty of Stillwater, OK and specialist Derek Holland of Wind Gap, PA were killed in the explosion. Following tours of duty in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, the 30-year-old Carbondale native was discharged in January 2010. Later that year, his twin brother, Staff Sgt. Joe Granville took
his own life. Earl Granville says, “I learned how to snow board again and play hockey with one leg. My brother inspired me to better myself and challenge my disability.” Granville completed the Scranton Half Marathon wearing a gas mask, a ruck– a huge backpack soldiers carry on long missions– and an American flag. His girlfriend, Mindy Baldinucci was by his side throughout the race. “The gas mask restricts my breathing a little bit, but to say I did that with a gas mask was pretty incredible,” he says. He participated in the Scranton Half Marathon to challenge himself. “To see if I could do it,” says Granville. His work as Veteran Liaison for Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) takes him, “where we
can make a difference,” says Granville. “Our job is to honor, empower and motivate veterans into teamwork and perseverance and help them to challenge themselves with their new way of living with their disabilities. If someone is interested in running alongside us in our mission, they talk to me, and I help with the logistics portion. I would also be an athlete and run alongside of them… I’m helping to reach out to other veterans.” He adds, “We in OEW are all veterans. What I personally found in OEW is that camaraderie, and not only would I like to run alongside my fellow wounded comrades but also hopefully help them find that brotherhood they may have lost after hanging up their uniform. “ Earl Granville will graduate in the University of Scranton Class of 2016 with a degree in counseling and human services. He has a daughter, Alexandria Granville, 12, and he resides in Scott Township. –Joan Mead Matsui
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Lake Winola House Tour ummers spent on a lake make perfect sense. Lake Winola resident Ellen Wengen and her neighbors took that sentiment one step further when they started the St. Mary of the Lake: Views of Lake Winola fundraiser and house tour benefitting St. Mary of the Lake Parish. The fourth annual event will be on July 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Boats will depart from the Lake Winola pavilion, just off of Lake Road, after breakfast is served.
Guests will board a pontoon that will take them across the lake and on a tour of six stunning lakefront homes. Each home on the tour provides a beautiful and different perspective of the water. Along the way, guests will stop for an elegant lunch, silent auction and a grand prize drawing. Wengen recommends reserving
tickets, which are each $40. Proceeds go toward maintenance and upkeep of the church. Auction items include Vera Bradley products and gift cards to area restaurants. The event will take place rain or shine. Call 570378-2014. â€“Cecelia Dunford
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Hitting the Links without the Aches
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ith the summer in full swing, so are golf aficionados. But like all sports, it’s imperative to be in good physical condition to maximize enjoyment and skill. “Many times the inconsistencies in the golf shots can be explained by physical limitations. The longevity of one’s golf season without injury or pain is also very dependent upon the body’s biomechanics,” explains Joy DeSoto of Birchwood Fitness in Clarks Summit. “Since everyone is different in their physical needs, a well-designed training program would have to be tailored to each individual, taking into account his or her mobility, flexibility, stability, strength and power.” Like other sports, golf injuries are common. Many occur spontaneously such as hitting a hard divot and injuring the wrist. But the most common are usually exacerbations of existing conditions or due to overuse. These injuries commonly occur in the back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, hips, ankles and fingers. Chronic injuries, such as a rotator cuff problem, can occur. This may be caused from over rotating if you don’t have good spine rotation. If you aren’t able to use your hips efficiently, often your back or your knees take the stress. A well-designed fitness program can balance out some stability and mobility issues. De Soto notes that having an assessment done is a great way to understand one’s biomechanics, no matter what sport or activity they are involved. “A Movement Screening can help look at movement patterns in someone’s body, not just how strong or flexible a person is.” While exercises do have to be tailored to one’s 96
ability level, selections should be functional movements that enhance a person’s movement versus the visual quality of their muscle. Training in these parameters can correct a variety of aches, pains and golf scores. Call 570585-4030, or visit www.BirchwoodFitness.com
-Nicole Krempasky July 2014
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Celebrating the Women of the IHM Pat Brennan & John Lawless
s we sat to write this article, we had many great memories of our days as students at Saint Mary’s School in Dunmore. We had many stories of laughter, learning and faith. We reminisced about all of our teachers there– Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our classes had approximately 55 students in each grade, and our teachers taught with knowledge and discipline. At that time, students were not diagnosed with any special needs; there were no aides in the classroom– just one Sister and some 50 children. Our teachers had to manage all of this ALONE! Let us just say that there were days when we, as students, tested the Sisters to their very last nerve! We learned, and we learned well. John credits one of his 7th grade teachers for teaching him the true and proper use of the English language. His skills of writing and speaking, as a result of this teacher, have served him well in his field of business.
The Sisters of the IHM instilled in us values that we still hold today. We learned to respect authority and each other. We were steeped in the Church traditions that are so important in our lives today. Above all, these great women taught us FAITH. The core experience of FAITH is why we both chose to send our children to Saint Mary’s School in years to come. The community we experienced was to become one our children would learn and grow to cherish. In preparation for this article, we inquired about instances that others had with the IHM Sisters in their lives. One story that stood out was that of a woman who, as a young student, was unruly and irresponsible. One of her teachers, a Sister, saw the good in her and took her under her wing. This woman wrote to us to say that if not for the love and direction of that Sister, she would not have had a chance. On her wedding day, this wonderful Sister took her into the Cathedral convent to HappeningsPA.com
prepare and dress for her wedding ceremony. Her life was profoundly influenced by this Sister. The local work of the IHM Sisters dates back to 1868 when the Diocese of Scranton was established. At that time, the Sisters’ ministry was primarily in teaching and nursing. In 1890 they took on the administration of Saint Joseph’s Center. In the beginning, Saint Joseph’s was an orphanage. Today, the center, which is still run by the IHM Sisters, encompasses so much more. They now minister to young single mothers and to adoptive parents. The primary focus now is caring for those with special needs, both adult and children. This is a very special calling. In 1917, Marywood College had its charter approved. It was the first women’s college in Northeast PA and the first Catholic college for women in the Commonwealth. Marywood University is a renowned institution of higher learning which is administered by so many talented and educated women of the IHM order. In 1925, Saint Joseph’s Hospital in July 2014
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Carbondale opened with the IHM Sisters administrating. These dedicated women have a long history of ministering to the people in our area. With the decline in enrollment of the Catholic Schools, the Sisters have expanded their ministry to parish work and social justice issues as well. They are serving the poor and needy tirelessly. The presence and support of the IHM Sisters impacts the lives of countless students, patients, parishioners and family members. The elderly population of the Sisters is constantly growing. They move to Our Lady of Peace Residence as they reach their elder
years; however, I have heard it said that an IHM Sister never retires. For those of you who believe in the power of prayer, I daresay you will not find a storehouse of power greater than that of the beautiful Sisters at Our Lady of Peace Residence. The challenge now is to ensure that the finances are available to take care of the women who have touched so many of our lives. What they do have is a special place in Heaven. It is up to us, the ones who have benefited by their gracious and loving work, to help out and give back.
Please join us on August 9 at Marywood University as we celebrate the IHM Sisters at a special event hosted by the IHM Foundation to support the IHM Retirement Fund. Master of Ceremonies is Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn. Guest Speaker is P.J. Carlesimo. 570-346-5431.
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or the 14th straight year, Misericordia University is hosting its Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival. One of the main features will be the Starlight concert on Saturday July 19, which showcases mega country recording artist, Lonestar. “Our annual festival provides an opportunity for members of the community and friends of the university to become involved with the arts while enjoying our scenic campus,’’ explains Assistant Director of Marketing Paul Krzywicki.
With the release of their new album and the return of lead singer, Richie McDonald, Lonestar is making Under the Stars one stop on their 90-city, cross-country tour. “We are very fortunate to have a musical group that has proven to be immensely popular on the country and pop charts coming to the campus to perform their timeless hits and their new hits as well,” says Krzywicki. Organizers are expecting about 2,000 people. The combination of the intimate venue at the Wells Fargo Amphitheater and a beautiful night out under the stars in the Back Mountain promises music fans a fantastic experience. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and refreshments, so they can enjoy dinner on the lawn or in their seats. Visit www.Misericordia.edu –Nicole Krempasky
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Jack Puhl American Artist
worked in Washington, D.C. for an aggressive health club system. Daily flights from D.C. to NYC were typical, coupled with 60 to 70-hour work weeks. Until September 11, 2001 this corporate life seemed justified. Because of the events that day, and some serious introspection, I resigned my position and set a course for "me."
I travelled and enjoyed the free time I missed while climbing the corporate ladder. I spent months on a cross-country trip across the United States. The open road not only opens your senses, it opens your heart. After a
of my current work, so I set off to Walgreens and purchased a child's watercolor strip of paints and blank card stock, and I sent a few simple paintings. Within days, I was contracted as a greeting card artist. I was very impressed with myself… until the orders arrived. Each card was hand-painted and packaged, so multiple orders of over 100 were unbelievably overwhelming. Every flat surface in my apartment was occupied with card stock as I stormed through the space in a maniacal, lunatic-assemblyline production. The financial burden of big city living was starting to take its toll. I retreated back to
few visits to Chicago, I set up residence. There, I stumbled upon my art career. After purchasing an "arty" greeting card, the $14 price tag had me perplexed. The simplicity of the artistry stirred my inner artist, as did the price. I researched the company and approached them to join their artistic troupe. I had no samples 102
Pennsylvania where the cost of living wasn't so extreme. This time, I landed in Lancaster. I started painting barns and scenes of farming life, one of my absolute favorite subjects. In this beautiful area I fell back upon my culinary arts experience and worked as a sous chef at an historic country inn. After a year of whoopie pies and apple butter, my Amish experience was fulfilled, and I moved HappeningsPA.com
back to my hometown. I settled into a small, mountain cottage in Scranton's East Mountain section where I grew up, and it is here I have prospered. It seemed that once I put down some roots, my art career took off, especially in the Chicago market. Landing in specialty boutiques, the Drake Hotel and the exclusive Leigh Gallery, it seemed everything I was painting sold. At this time, some of my paintings began being used on the sets of multiple television shows. The cost of living, convenience to major cities and a quick and easy airport has made living here very comfortable. I am able to pursue my artistic projects and be able to “eat" at the same time. My business background played a role in figuring out the best way to have food, water, shelter and an art career, in a realistic way. Here, I can focus, create beautiful art, have my parents' home cooking and ride horses with my sister. Scranton and its surrounding areas have filled my calendar, especially with home portraits, scenes of small town life and, of course, my series of Jack Puhl Collection Christmas Ornaments. All of my ornaments are made to order. I do not mass-produce anything. Once a series of ornaments have sold to 100, they are discontinued. I also create smaller reproduction, limited editions, and it is fun to watch them become highly "collectible." -Jack Puhl
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TREASURE HUNTING Bridge Street Marketplace– Over 7,000 square feet of shopping encompasses a consignment area as well as a multi-vendor co-op. Antique, vintage, gently used, new, hand-crafted and trash-to-treasure items. Credit cards accepted. Call for hours. Like us on Facebook. Bridge St. (Rte. 29), Tunkhannock. 570-836-4456.
Home Again-A unique resale shop featuring shabby chic, modern and antique home decor and furniture. Open 7 days a week. Merchandise changes daily. Accepting furniture for consignment. Pick up and delivery available. Located on 2nd floor of Steamtown Mall, Scranton. Open Mall hours. 570-343-7803. Jukebox Classics and Vintage Slot Machines–Specializing in Game Room Collectables, Pin Ball Machines, Juke Boxes (old & new), barber shop poles & chairs, Vintage Gas Pumps, Cookie Jars, Salt & Pepper Shakers, Paintings, Neon Signs, Jewelry, Rugs, Coca Cola items, Betty Boop items and more. 210 Main Ave, Hawley. Phone 570-226-9411 or 570-241-6230, email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.jukeboxclassics.com
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Olde Engine Works Antique Co-opOver 100 dealers inside a 100-year-old machine shop in downtown Stroudsburg. Open seven days a week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take Route 80 to exit 307 to Main Street to Third Street. Convenient off street parking, snacks & clean rest rooms. Friendly dealers on-hand to assist. 570- 421-4340 www.OldeEngineWorks.comer
Retro Decor Shop- Experience the new face of CONSIGNMENT shops. We offer an eclectic collection of painted and primitive furniture including accent pieces, home decor, clothing, jewelry and accessories. Always affordably priced. 1809 Red Barn Village, Clarks Summit. Thursday & Friday 11-5, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-4. 570-586-1222. Like us on Facebook.
Lark Mountain Market– See what everyone’s talking about at the area’s first co-op antique mall. Handicap accessible– climate controlled, we offer a wide variety of items: quality antiques, hard to find collectibles, furniture, home decorating accessories, jewelry, coins, military, breweriana, vintage clothing, lighting & more. 306 Wilkes-Barre Twp., Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. 570-822-8855 www.LarkMountainMarketplace.com
Mary’s Home Furnishings– 10766 SR 29, South Montrose PA. General line antiques. Privately owned & operated. Furniture and accessories from mid-1800s-early 1900s; Cupboards, cabinets, tables, chairs, chests, lamps, linens, glass, china, silver, frames, postcards, utensils, etc. Original paintings by three local artists. Saturdays & Sundays or call 570-278-2187 for appt. www.AntiquesSusqCo.com/marys
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WEARABLE Technology ast month’s article featured practical apps (If you missed it, read online at www.HappeningsPA.com ). This article takes it a step further, combining smart gadgets paired with apps that are meant to track aspects of your life through wearable technology.
Wellness Ga dgets Withings creates smart products and apps for various aspects of life. From activity trackers to baby monitoring, Withings may be one of the most diverse players in the industry. Starting with their adult smart scales, they offer two options to help you stay in control of your weight. The base model tracks weight and BMI; the advanced model also tracks fat mass, standing heart rate and air quality. Their activity tracker monitors steps, elevation, distance and calories. The sleep monitor involves a bedside device that monitors noise pollution, room temperature and light level and includes a sleep sensor that is placed underneath
the mattress to monitor body movements, breathing cycles and heart rate. The FDA-approved wireless blood pressure monitor captures systolic, diastolic and heart rate readings. Finally, they offer a baby-friendly version of their scale and a baby monitoring device for viewing your infant when sleeping in another room. All products sync with an iOS or Android app for easy tracking.
S lo uc h F i x e r Compared to Withings, the Lumo Bodytech product line is a bit less impressive, though they have a product that has the power to truly improve lives in our slouching computer age. The Lumo Lift is a small object pinned to clothes like a button. The smart gadget that monitors your posture and creates a gentle vibration when you are slouching, so that you correct your posture.
Wireless Earphones The Dash, wireless earphones by Bragi, proposes to provide bluetooth connectivity and smart monitoring capabilities. Claiming the device, “works in sympathy
with the wearer,” it is supposed to be able to track movements (pace, steps, cadence and distance) and vitals (heart rate, oxygen saturation and energy) all while enjoying high-quality music or voice calls.
Scanadu Our last product this month is another one currently in development. Though further along in the pipeline than the Dash, the Scanadu Scout is currently seeking FDA approval. If approved, it will be a small handheld device that does not require the user to be constantly wearing it. By placing its sensor up against the body, it will monitor physiological metrics such as temperature, heart rate, blood oxygenation, respiratory rate, ECG and diastolic/systolic blood pressure. This device, if released in its current form, may be fit for those who are interested in collecting vitals, but who are not yet ready to take part in the wearable trend. -Matt Artz, VP of Strategy & Operations, TR Technology Solutions. Matt enjoys traveling, reading, music, yoga and meditation.
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From his favorite perch in the bird feeder this curious guy watches life...and the birds... go by in Newfoundland where he lives with Donna Reifler.
A loving and friendly family pet who loves to go for walks in the park with best friend Nicholas Maletta. They reside in Clarks Summit.
Rick Evankavitch of Clarks Summit says this 3-year-old-girl loves to play outside and run, run, run!
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Dana Wells says her 6-year-old pal loves cuddling with his family and being outdoors. He’s very playful and finds a ball of paper tons of fun. They live in Greenfield Twp.
This Great Dane puppy, was attacked by a stray dog who broke her leg and crushed her growth plate, resulting in an amputated leg. But owner Julie Gould says she’s still the most loving puppy with a happy-go-lucky attitude. They make their home in Brookfield/Sharon, Ohio.
This cuddle-bug loves to play with his brother Dexter at home in South Abington Twp where they live with Christine Boriosi.
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What does summer in Northeast PA look like to you? Here’s How to Enter: 1. Take the photo! Photos must be taken within ten Northeast PA counties to be eligible. 2. Send it to us! Enter at www.HappeningsPA.com/summer or mail the photo, your name, address, email, phone number and photo description to Summer Photo, PO Box 61, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Entries must be received by July 27, 2014
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3. Ask friends to vote! Happenings will post all entries at www.Facebook.com/HappeningsMag, so fans can vote for the “People’s Choice Winner” from August 1-8, 2014.
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4. Watch for winners! Winners in both independent judging and People’s Choice categories will be announced in the September 2014 issue!
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WAPP president Lilian Rollison and the planning committee work hard each year to make Waystock even bigger and better than the last. Looking back to seven years ago when it first began, their work has been successful. It was originally a one-day event on Saturday with just
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RAISE YOUR GLASS TO A SEASON OF FUN! III Ponds Winery Summer Events
The winery uses juice from California, The Finger Lakes Region of New York and Pennsylvania. “We wanted to purchase juices from different areas in order to achieve a variety of flavors,” explains Susan Murphy, III Ponds winery manager. The myriad of flavors they have achieved span from dry to sweet to suit their patrons’ tastes. They are debuting new wines this summer including Blue Beary, a blueberry wine, Painted Turtle, a concord, and Bridge Across the Ponds Riesling. III Ponds Winery is more than a place to purchase wine, it is a destination to savor wine and the company of friends. Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the beautiful natural landscape and walk along the beautiful three ponds for which the winery was named. For a more leisurely pursuit, relax in the Adirondack chairs that flank the ponds or in the cozy tasting room.
aking great wine is best paired with those who enjoy drinking great wine. Brothers-in-law Randy Marchuk and Robert Murphy are one such pairing. Marchuk has been making wine for over 20 years, and Murphy has always wanted to own a place where friends and family can connect over a glass of wine. Last year their shared passion became reality with the opening of III Ponds Winery.
Their open-air field will host concerts this summer. The Nancy James Duo will take the stage July 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. Murphy encourages wine enthusiasts to pack their lawn chairs and a picnic for the great music and wine. An entertaining opportunity for August is Paint Nite. Patrons buy tickets in advance and create a beautiful painting while enjoying superior wine. Every Sunday is Sangria Sunday, featuring homemade white and red Sangria. Tastings are always free; however, some events will have an entrance cost. Visit www.IIIPondsWinery.com or call 570-563-5080. –Kieran O’Brien Kern
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10 Ways to Save Today for Your Tomorrow
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he average American spends 20 years in retirement. With the days of corporate pensions long gone and Social Security not likely to provide enough income, retirement planning is necessary. While the numbers can be alarming for how much one will need to put aside to replace one’s income, (on average 78 percent), a few savvy decisions can make the difference. John Mackarey, agent with New York Life Insurance, shares some tips.
desires for the period after you stop working. Review it annually.
1) Start Early: The earlier you start putting money aside, the better. A good rule of thumb is to put away 10 percent of your income.
4) Diversify Assets: Make sure not to have all of your eggs in one basket. Have a mixed portfolio of safe and risky investments.
2) Consider a Tax-Deferred Vehicle: Traditional and Roth IRAs offer the miracle of compounding interest with generous tax breaks. The choice depends upon your individual financial situation. With traditional IRAs, you avoid taxes when you put the money in. With Roth IRAs, you avoid taxes when you take money out in retirement.
5) Consider Permanent Life Insurance: Permanent or whole-life polices provide death protection benefits, accumulate cash value and offer the potential for the policy to earn dividends.
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6) Review Your Current Financial State: Organize assets and liabilities on a personal balance sheet to understand where you are and where you need to go.
7) Consider an Income Annuity: Annuities can supplement or replace a HappeningsPA.com
pension by providing a guaranteed monthly paycheck throughout retirement.
8) Make Savings a Habit: If you are already saving, keep going. If not, get started with any amount, and watch it grow. 9) Consult a professional: Do not go at it alone. Educate yourself by talking to various professionals. 10) Design a Long-Term Care Plan: Few envision needing full-time care in their old age. Since Medicare does not cover all health care costs, long-term care insurances policies can fill the void. Talk to an eldercare attorney to discuss specifics. Call 570-340-1320. –Julie Korponai July 2014
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fter Karen Mercado’s friend and fellow Camp Happy Times volunteer Gabrielle Giello surprised female campers with prom dresses last year, Mercado felt it was time for the boys to dress up too. Mercado is running a “Suits for Cancer” drive until August 1 to help the male campers have an authentic prom experience during the over-night camp’s dance night. Returning to Camp Happy Times for her fourth year as a volunteer, Mercado says it’s an honor to be asked to come back each year and is looking forward to con-
A Suit Surprise at Camp Happy Times tributing to the camp with the suit drive. The free, overnight camp serves children ages 5 to 21 who have battled cancer or a blood disorder. The camp gives kids the chance to escape their hard fought battles and enjoy the simple pleasures of being a kid. “I’m an everyday person, and I wonder what I can do to help somebody,” she adds about her participation in the Wayne County camp. Mercado’s involvement in the “Suits for Cancer” drive has multiple meanings for the dedicated volunteer. Her father, Richard Mercado, has been fighting stage IV colon cancer and underwent major surgery during the HappeningsPA.com
dress surprise for the female campers last summer. This year, Mercado hopes her father will be able to witness the excitement after the male campers are surprised with the suits from her drive. “To see the looks on their faces will be well worth it,” she says. She dedicated the suit drive to her father’s battle with colon cancer. The “Suits for Cancer” drive is collecting new and gently used men’s formal wear pieces including ties, belts, suit coats, dress shirts and pants, vests, shoes and top hats. A wide range of boys and men’s sizes are accepted. Donation drop off sites include Mercado’s home on 622 Lincoln Ave. Scranton, GNC Taylor Commons in Taylor and Richard Mercado’s home on 3333 Birney Ave. Moosic. Donations can be dropped off at the donors’ convenience, any time of the day. –Cecelia Dunford
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Teach Kids to Save Money Fidelity President/CEO, Dan Santaniello, meets with a new generation of Fidelity customers.
account on their behalf.
n today’s complex and often uncertain financial environment, the old adage “a penny saved, is a penny earned,” is a valuable idiom that can offer children a lifetime of financial security. The key to teaching children about saving is starting early. Noelle Krempasky, assistant vice president and marketing communications officer at Fidelity Bank offers advice on how to encourage children to save and information about the Fidelity Bank Green Team Children’s Savings Program.
1. Why open a savings account for a child? Opening a savings account for a child is a great idea and inspires kids to save. It starts a conversation about money and provides a tool for teaching them math skills, disci122
pline and patience. It sets them on a path to good financial management.
2. How can parents teach children the importance of saving? Talk to your children about money and finance in terms they can understand. Talk to them about the difference between saving money and spending it, and try to incorporate your children into financial tasks. Don’t allow saving to be an option; treat it just like a bill and make transfers into a savings account automatic. Another great way for children to save is to divide any savings into thirds: onethird to save, one-third to spend and one-third to donate.
3. At what age can a child open an account? It can be any age as long as a parent or guardian opens the
4. What are the benefits to the Fidelity Green Team children’s savings program? Each child who opens a Green Team savings account receives a free piggy bank and is encouraged to bring their saved money back to the bank to use in our free coin machines. The child can then deposit their savings. This makes savings an ongoing, fun process rather than a one-time event. Children can also earn up to $10 each year based on the amount of money they save. Fidelity also invites all Green Team members to four exclusive events each year- from a day at the movies to an afternoon planting flowers at a local park. Each event has some element of financial education to it, but is presented in a way that is fun to children. Visit www.BankFidelity.com or call 800-388-4380. –Julie Korponai
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45 Things for Seniors to Do This Summer!
4. Mondays through Thursdays are Senior Days at the Inn at Pocono Manor Golf Course; those over age 60 enjoy discounted golf for only $25. 1. Through SilverSneakers,
use all basic amenities at local fitness centers and take classes geared toward seniors. The nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for older adults is offered by more than 65 Medicare health plans.
2. Get a lifetime pass to U.S.
National Parks for $10 that offers benefits to seniors age 62 and older as well as their traveling companions, including free admission and a 50 percent discount on fees for camping and other activities.
5. Watch for “Senior Center Without Walls” events by the B/S/S/T Area Agency on Aging, including information and lunch within a fourcounty area.
6. Those 55 years old or
older can become a foster grandparent. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging.
7. Learn through the
Institute on Sacred Scripture at Misericordia University from July 20 to 25.
8. Stop by for Hot Summer
Fun at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs! Enjoy a great steak at Ruth’s Chris.
3. Take advantage of the 50
Plus Shopper Perks for 10 percent savings on Tuesdays at participating stores at the Crossings Premium Outlets.
9. Knit or crochet items needed by local non-profit agencies with the Caring Hands Group of the Abington Community Library, Mondays at 1 p.m. HappeningsPA.com
10. Visit the Shoppes at Montage in Moosic! Seniors get free round-trip bus service from downtown Scranton to the Shoppes! 11. View “Disguised
Inspirations” by Omar Rodriguez Jr. at the Widmann Art Gallery at King’s College.
12. Join Voluntary Action Center’s Senior Corps, and volunteer to make a difference.
13. Get a Commonwealth
Transit ID card, allowing those 65 and older to ride the Lackawanna and Luzerne County busses for free! The Pocono Pony offers a Senior Transit Pass for free rides on any fixed routes for age 65 and older.
14. Go on an educational
adventure with other older adults at The Road Scholar Program at Misericordia University, July 27 to August 2. Program includes classes, meals and entertainment.
15. Drop by a senior cen-
ter! Visit www.HappeningsPA.com for links to a center near you!
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In honor of Happenings Magazine’s 45th Anniversary year, we’ve chosen 45 things for senior citizens to enjoy in the region this summer! Find links to all at www.HappeningsPA.com!
16. Those over 55 can take advantage of the Luzerne and Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging Mature Worker Program. The program offers an opportunity to get job skills and leads.
17.Students 60 years of age or older can audit courses at the University of Scranton at no tuition charge at a space-available basis. Seniors may take courses for credit at a 50 percent tuition discount. 18. The Area Agency on
Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties Prime Time Health Program offers free health classes to those who are 50+ years young, including Zumba Gold, Water Aerobics and Aquafit.
19. The 4th Annual Paul Miller Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament to benefit students at Lackawanna College
will be Aug. 3, at Summit Hills Golf Course in Clarks Summit.
20.View the Wyoming
County: Our Beginnings Exhibit by the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock.
21. Seniors receive a discount membership rate at Birchwood Fitness in Clarks Summit. The gym is also a SilverSneakers Fitness Program provider (see number 1).
22. Get into the digital age
with the Computer Learning Lab at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library in Scranton. Get an introduction to computers; learn comput-
er maintenance, Microsoft Office and online job search tools.
23. Go out on the green at regional golf courses. See page 36 for ideas.
24.Enjoy an hour-long
cruise on the lake with Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours at a discount rate of $13 for seniors age 60 and older.
25. A Senior Citizen of 62
years of age or older may receive a tuition waiver for a class at Luzerne County Community College.
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26. Seniors receive a dis-
counted $5 admission to the Everhart Museum in Scranton. Sharks! Exhibit will run from July 5 through September 8, in addition to the permanent gallery features.
Enjoy a Butterfly Lecture & Lunch at Patsel’s in Clarks Summit July 19.
Grandparent program at Woodloch Resort tailors a vacation to grandparents and grandchildren, including complimentary arrival or departure lunch, take-home baked good, late check-out and 15 percent savings in resort gift shops.
29. Visit Grey Towers, the
former home of conservationist Gifford Pinchot. Tours of the home and grounds available through October with a discount rate for seniors.
30. Head to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel NY for concerts like The Temptations & The Four Tops, James Taylor and Kenny Rogers. While you’re there, check out The Beatles exhibit at the Museum. 31. Retirees age 60
or older can receive six credits per semester in non-
degree status with a tuition waiver at East Stroudsburg University.
32. Visit the Antiques
10) on the Village Green in Eagles Mere.
33. Venture to Spirited
Art in Scranton for a painting class!
34. Check out a class or
activity at Everything Natural in Clarks Summit (and shop for some natural products, organic foods and unique gifts while you’re at it).
35. Go to the
Montrose Blueberry Festival (August 1 and 2) starting with a pancake breakfast and including a book and white elephant sale, more food and entertainment.
36. Those age 65 and over receive a discounted membership at Lake Region Fitness in Hawley.
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37. Enjoy an outdoor concert Saturdays at 6 p.m. via the Wildflower Music Festival in White Mills. The Pre-War Ponies on July 26 will perform tunes from the ‘30s and ‘40s. 38. Escape to a quiet bed
and breakfast. Find ideas on page 68.
39. Make your own signature perfume at Note Fragrances in Scranton.
40. Take yourself out to a
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders baseball game. Choose from $1 hot dog Mondays, free t-shirt Tuesdays and fireworks Fridays. The open stadium design makes it easily accessible.
41. Become a member of
Marywood University’s Lifelong Learning Institute Senior Program, which offers
luncheons, local and sameday trips and interactive and enriching classes.
42. Get a discount movie
ticket at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
43. Join the Dalton
Community Library Conscious Conversation group on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
44. Gather the family and a professional photographer to take multi-generation photos at a sentimental place.
45. Tour farmers’ markets
across the region, including the Wilkes-Barre (Thursday), Scranton Co-Op (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and Stroudsburg/Monroe (Saturday).
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he greatest fear of those who are terminally ill is not death and pain, but the fear of being left alone, of dying without anyone by their side," says a hospice volunteer. Hospice of the Sacred Heart lightens the fear of abandonment through its mission to provide comfort, care, hope and choice to patients and their families while guiding them through their end-of-life journey. This year, Hospice of the Sacred Heart is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The Luzerne County-based institution was the inspiration of Bucci Laser Vision's Dr. Frank A. Bucci, Jr., influenced by the life of his late wife, Angie. ”Angie, who died in 2002, had a special way of caring for everyone, going beyond her own needs to serve others,” says Diane Baldi, chief
executive officer. Angie also had a special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so Dr. Bucci named Hospice of the Sacred Heart as a tribute to his wife. Dr. Bucci's plan was initiated to help care for seriously ill patients and their families. “He sought experienced hospice professionals to build a program Diane Baldi, RN, Hospice of the Sacred Heart CEO, that would be the rec& Ralph DeMario, MD, Chief Medical Officer ognized leader in hosHeart has served compaspice care in our area,” sionate and uncompromisexplains Baldi. She was an ing high quality care to experienced hospice care more than 6,000 patients nurse and administrator and families in Northeast when she was recruited by PA," Baldi says. She explains, Bucci in 2003 to build the "Hospice of the Sacred Heart organization. In May 2004, has become the region’s Hospice of the Sacred Heart leader in hospice care not was certified by Medicare only in daily census of about and Medicaid as a Hospice 200 patients a day, but from program. our commitment to the edu"From those humble begincation of our staff and spenings, Hospice of the Sacred cial programming." HappeningsPA.com
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Hospice of the Sacred Heart is a non-profit organization that serves patients and families of all ages and denominations in nine counties in Northeast PA and is also an accredited Jewish hospice with special training to care for patients of the Jewish faith.
administration is most proud of its staff, several of whom have been with the program from its inception. "Our success is based on their outstanding care of our patients, as well as our providers."
There are three offices in Wilkes Barre, Moosic and Montrose. Just in time for its 10-year anniversary, a new, free-standing, 10-bed hospice inpatient unit will open this summer. Patients are generally cared for at home, whether that home is their private residence, nursing facility or personal care home. "Now we will also be caring for our patients in our inpatient facility in the coming weeks." Baldi says the
The staff is comprised of 85 mostly full-time employees, many of whom are RNs and LPNs, with most certified in hospice and palliative care. "We have social workers, counselors, pastoral care staff, a wonderful administrative team and an outstanding corps of volunteers that work very hard every day to fulfill our mission." Most noteworthy is that Hospice of the Sacred Heart was the first to start a pediatric hospice team
within its organization to respond to the need of children and their families. That program is affiliated with Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Philadelphia and its palliative care team. Hospice of the Sacred Heart celebrated its 10-year milestone with a special prayer breakfast and its annual Blessing of the Hands ceremony for all staff and volunteers. "A wonderful interfaith memorial service is being planned for this November as we commemorate all those we have cared for in the past 10 years," Baldi notes. Visit www.HospiceSacredHeart.org or call 570-706-2400. â€“Christine Fanning
When it comes to choosing the right independent and Personal Care Center, there's a lot to consider. To help you make the right decision, Weston Senior Living Center at Hillcrest invites you to visit and tour our community. We offer attractive private or semi-private rooms and suites, with large picture windows overlooking a beautiful country setting. We strive to maintain your independence: with the comfort of our 24 hour professional, caring staff should you need assistance.
To schedule a tour call 570-629-2410 Weston Senior Living Center at Hillcrest, 6000 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA
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The Sweet Side of Being a Senior Senior Circle at Commonwealth Health Hospitals
hoever says your golden years can’t be your best, hasn’t heard about Senior Circle. Community Health Systems created the program in January of 1999, and the Commonwealth Health chapter began in October 2012. Today, it consists of 120 chapters in 29 states and over 100,000 members. It is the goal of this not-forprofit, national organization to promote health and wellness while enriching the lives of individuals 50 and older. By joining for just $15 annually, members receive access to a number of perks, as well as social and
volunteer opportunities. Benefits include free parking at Commonwealth Health Hospitals, an invitation to monthly information sessions hosted by healthcare professionals, cafeteria discounts, free private room upgrades and a subscription to Inside Circle, the national Senior Circle magazine. Members can also enjoy the benefits of a national discount program, including eyeglasses, prescriptions, car rentals and hearing aid discounts. Additionally, partners of Senior Circle organize community activities, travel opportunities and fitness classes.
Members can enjoy all benefits without any obligations. Those involved are genuinely invested in the organization and stand by what it offers. Melissa Slangan, Senior Circle advisor, launched the Commonwealth Health chapter, explaining, “I love people. Most of all, I admire our older generation for all they stand for, all they have seen in their years and all the wisdom and advice they have to offer.”
Visit www.SeniorCircle.com, or call 570-348-7049.
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Receiving the medical care you need doesn’t have to mean leaving your home or residence. You can receive the care you need from trusted health care professionals in your own community with our home health and hospice services. If you feel that you or someone you love could benefit from our care or you have questions, please call us. We are here to help! • Berwick, Berwick, PA, 570-416-0561 • Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 570-718-4400 • NEPA, Scranton, PA, 570-961-0725 • NEPA, Tunkhannock, PA, 570-836-1640 • Moses Taylor, Scranton, PA, 570-770-7340
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Two Veterans Turn 102 in 2014
irthday milestones are usually marked with decades. Turning 30, 40 and so on punctuates lives for many. For Arthur M. Pesotine and William D. Roberts, birthday milestones now go beyond decades to include the century mark. Pesotine and Roberts currently reside at the Gino Merli Veterans Center. They celebrated their birthdays together on April 16.
Over the past 100 years, the world around Pesotine and Roberts has gone through tremendous change. In their early childhood, the Titanic sank. Two World Wars began and ended. Pesotine, who turned 102 on January 20, and Roberts, who will turn 102 on July 22, have fought in a World War and have seen life change from a local experience to a global one.
Pesotine has lived in Duryea, Scranton and Springbrook. The father, grandfather and greatgrandfather was a Private First Class in the US Army. He was stationed in the Rhineland for one year, six months and 15 days where he served as a radio operator in the infantry. He was awarded the EMEA Theatre Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. Proud of
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all of his service, he still remembers being frightened of the tank shells shot overhead. A welder by trade, one of the greatest changes he has seen over his lifetime is technology changing from “horse and buggy” to “rocket ships.” Pesotine is grateful
to God for his longevity. He says his greatest accomplishments are his family and serving the Lord. William D. Roberts of Hanover Township served as a gunner in an Army Tank Unit. The Sergeant served in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland and Ardennes for four years, eight months and 25 days. For nine months, he served on the front lines. He remembers
German soldiers disguising themselves as Americans soldiers. To easily identify themselves, his unit tied yellow ribbons around their left arms. Roberts is decorated with a Purple Heart, European, African and Middle Eastern Service Medals, five Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and The American Defense Service Medal. He wants his two sons to remember that he served his country. He credits his longevity to good, clean living and eating fresh vegetables. –Kieran O’Brien Kern
Diane Baldi CEO
The mission of Hospice of the Sacred Heart is to provide Comfort, Care, Hope and Choice to patients and their families while guiding them through their end of life journey.
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Hassle-Free Senior Living
The Masonic Village at Dallas veryone wants to feel comfortable, content and at ease where they reside. Safety, proximity to entertainment and leisure and the right amount of space are all usually key factors in deciding where to make a home. For seniors, the Masonic Village at Dallas may be just the right fit. Residents of the Masonic Village enjoy living without hassle. Homes are maintenancefree, as staff handles all landscaping, interior and exterior home upkeep and trash and snow removal. Residents have the opportunity to customize their homes to their specific taste with upgraded features such as stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. Occupants enjoy meals, parties and live music at the Irem Clubhouse and Pub, located on-site. Special
events are coordinated, such as a craft groups, bus trips, game nights and health classes. The Masonic
health centers. The Masonic Village was founded in 1871. It is the 22nd largest non-profit, multi-location senior living organization in the country. With five locations across PA, the Masonic Villages are home to more than 2,800 residents. Barbara Boone, a resident of the Masonic Village at Dallas, is genuinely pleased with the place she calls home. “We thought Dallas was just a little town, but after we moved here, we realized how much is down here,” says Boone. “All the social things we’re able to do – the concerts, the theatres that are here – it just seemed like the perfect spot.”
Village also partners with neighboring colleges and universities, giving residents access to art galleries, music and theatre programs and sports and
Visit www.MasonicVillages. org/dallas or call 570-675-1866. -Monika Loefflad
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When you need expert medical care fast, it’s good to know Milford Health & Wellness/Urgent Care is nearby.
Milford Health & Wellness/Urgent Care provides urgent care for illnesses and injuries, including suture repairs and fracture care. We also offer physicals, vaccines, routine screenings and access to the best private practice physicians in the region. X-rays, CT, lab and EKG are done on-site. Our staff of board-certified physicians is affiliated with Atlantic Health System’s Newton Medical Center, named #1mid-sized hospital in New Jersey by Castle Connolly. In case of emergency, we’re seamlessly connected to the outstanding services of Newton Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center and the entire Atlantic Health System. And you don’t even need an appointment. Just walk in. Most insurance plans are accepted.* Did we mention, it is right in the neighborhood. *Services are billed as an outpatient department of Newton Medical Center, so contact your insurance carrier to confirm coverage.
Milford Health & Wellness/Urgent Care 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA 18337 Milford Health & Wellness/Urgent Care 570-409-9700 For more information call 888-4AH-DOCS or visit atlantichealth.org/urgentcare Open 7 days a week, 9:00am - 9:00pm
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ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS NAMI Scranton Observes 35th Anniversary
NAMI Board of Directors (Left to Right) Jim Scott, Marie Scott, Leona Pronitis (secretary), Helen Mae Newcomer, Angela Gard, Owen Dougherty (president), Dorothy Mroz (treasurer), Marie Onukiavage (executive director), Jamie Durchin, Jan Mroz (vice president), Char Dougherty. (absent from photo: Ellen Walsh)
ational Alliance for the Mentally Ill Scranton Chapter (NAMI) is celebrating its 35 anniversary this year with a picnic at Mc Dade Park in Scranton on July 17. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. “People who started NAMI Scranton in 1979 had family members and friends with a mental illness. They elected leaders and met monthly in business and support group meetings,” says former NAMI President James Scott. Beverly Palumbo was the first NAMI president; Owen Dougherty is the current president.
“NAMI hopes to educate the community about mental illnesses, mainly that there are no-fault biologically based brain disorders and that with the proper treatment and support, a person can recover. We take every opportunity to speak to community groups
and classes to educate them about stigma and discrimination as well as hope and recovery,” says Marie Onukiavage, executive director.
the Scranton Police. The task force gave way to the Scranton Area Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) which NAMI continues to play a major role in,” says Onukiavage.
Events are held throughout the year to raise awareness of mental illness. A walk for The task force gave way to mental health awareness the Scranton Area Crisis takes place at Nay Aug Intervention Team (CIT). Park. The Candlelight Vigil is held during Mental Illness Awareness Week in NAMI holds support group October, and an Evening of meetings the second and fourth Hope in November is a combiMonday of the month at the nation fundraiser and awareness Advocacy Alliance Media Center event. NAMI also is recognized in Scranton from 7 to 9 p.m. In at a RailRiders baseball game addition, there is a support and Penguin hockey game. A group meeting in Carbondale Family to Family program eduon the third Thursday of the cates family members and month at NHS Human Services friends on mental illness. “NAMI Building from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Scranton was invited to be part Visit www.NAMIPaScranton.org of the Mayor’s Task Force on Law or call 570-342-1047. enforcement and mental illness -Linda Scott following the shooting death of a woman with schizophrenia by
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JULY HAPPENINGS Area code 570 unless specified
Special Events July 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29 & 30, Tours of the Jackson Mansion, 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Jackson Mansion, Berwick, 759-8020. July 3, The 47th Summer Festival of Park Event, 5 p.m., Honesdale’s Central Park, Honesdale. July 5, Sharks! Exhibit, The Everhart Museum, Scranton, 346-7186. July 5-6, 40th Annual Bark Peeler’s Convention, Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, Ulysses, 814-435-2652. July 5, Shawnee Annual Fireworks Display, 7 p.m., Hollow Road, Shawnee on the Delaware, 421-7231. July 6, 13, 20 & 27, Nathan Denison House Tours, 1–4 p.m., Dennison St, Forty-Fort, 288-5531. July 6, 13, 20 & 27, The Forty Fort Meeting House Tours, 1–3 p.m., River St, Forty Fort, 287-5214. July 8-12, Canton Fireman’s Fair, 6 p.m., Canton Fireman’s Fairgrounds, Canton, 673-5174. July 11-13, Wayne Co. Arts Alliance Open Studio Tours, Maude Alley, Honesdale. 851-2550. July 11-13, Endless Mountains Antique Power Assoc. Antique Engine & Tractor Pull, Lazybrook Park, Tunkhannock, 607-239-3416. July 12, Eagles Mere Summer Antique Market, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., Village Green, Eagles Mere, 525-3370. July 12, Family Fun Day, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., French Azilum Historic Site, Towanda, 265-3376. July 12, Countryside Conservancy’s 15th Annual Auction, 6 p.m., the Waverly Country Club, Waverly, 945-8895. July 12, Lavender Festival, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Self Discovery 142
Wellness Arts Center, Montrose, 278-9256. SUN MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT July 12-13, 52nd Annual Wayne Co. Antiques Show, Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m-4 p.m., Wayne Highlands School, p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Wayside Honesdale. Park, Waymart. July 12, 19, 26, The Lackawanna July 26, 1940s Weekend, 10 a.m.–5 Historical Society Presents p.m., Eckley Miners’ Village, Guided Downtown Walking Weatherly, 636-2070. Tours, 11 a.m., Scranton, 344-3841. July 26, 1940s Weekend Car Show, July 13, Jewish Food Festival, 3 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Eckley Miners’ p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, Village, Weatherly, 636-2070. 587-3300. July 27, Intimate Bridal Showcase, July 17-26, Solemn Novena to St. noon-5 p.m., Fern Hall Inn, Clifford. Ann, Basilica of the National 222-3676. Shrine of St. Ann, Scranton. 3475691. July 27 4th Annual House Tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lake Winola. 378-2014. July 18-19, Buck Hill Falls Art Show & Marketplace, noon–5 July 31, Light the Night Kickoff p.m. (Fri), 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Sat). Buck Event, 5–7 p.m., PNC Field, Moosic. Hill Tennis Club, Buck Hill Falls, 807-3881. Community Events July 19, 16th Annual Arts Walk– July 4, Firecracker Tournament, Summer Street Fair, 11 a.m.–5 Towanda Country Club, Towanda, p.m., Front St Port Jervis, 265-6222. 845-856-6694. July 5, 12, 19 & 26, Free Tastings July 19-20, Poconos’ Wurst and Demos, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Mill Festival, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Hollow Market in the Silk Hawley Mill, Rd., Shawnee on Delaware, Hawley, 390-4440. 421-7231. July 5, 25th Anniversary Party, July 19-20, Audubon Art & Craft Fulkerson Winery, Dundee, NY, Festival, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 607-243-7883. Wallenpaupack Area H.S., Hawley. July 5, Barn Hunt Benefiting July 21-26, Troy Fair, 8 a.m., Pocono Animal Welfare Society, Alparon Park, Troy, 297-3648. 9:30 a.m., the American Legion, East July 25, St. Joseph’s Center Stroudsburg, 476-1950. Annual Festival, 4-10 p.m., Adams July 5, Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Ave., Scranton, 963-1290. Club Cruise Night, 6–9 p.m., July 25, 75th Birthday Advance Auto, Carbondale, Celebration, 4 p.m., Nancy Kay 876-4034. Holmes Library, Scranton, July 6, Opening Camp Meeting 207-0764. with Christian Rock Band July 25-26, Waystock 2014, Fri. 5 “Saline,” 6 p.m., Campground Road, Dimock, 589-1641.
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JULY HAPPENINGS July 10-12, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Summer Picnic, School Grounds on Fairview St. Carbondale. July 10-12, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Summer Picnic, Church Grounds, Swoyersville. July 11-13, St. John Vianney Parish 5th Annual Rummage Sale, Corpus Christi Church, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (Fri), 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (Sat), 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (Sun), Montdale, 254-9502. July 11-13, Nativity of Our Lord Parish Summer Picnic, Sacred Heart Picnic Grounds, Duryea, 457-3502. July 12, Holy Family Parish Summer Festival, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Holy Family Parish Church Grounds, Sugar Notch, 822-3483. July 12, Laceyville Community Day, 1 p.m. – 11 p.m., Main Street, Laceyville, 868-1277. July 12, 10th Penny Social and Bake Sale, 12 p.m., Cold Spring Rileyville Presbyterian Church, Honesdale, 448-2301. July 12, Friends of the Wyoming Free Library Book and Bake Sale, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Wyoming United Methodist Church, Wyoming, 693-1364. July 12, Art in the Garden, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Hearthstone, LeRaysville, 744-2758. July 12-13, The 2nd Annual I Heart Scranton Event, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Weston Field, Scranton, 955-5678. July 12-13, Good Shepherd Summer Picnic, Parish Grounds at 87 South Hunter Highway, Drums. July 12-13, TCC Member-Guest Tournament, Towanda Country Club, Towanda, 265-6222. July 13, Craft Fair, noon–5 p.m., Wyoming Ave Park, Forty-Fort, 574-115. July 18, Villa Capri Cruisers Cruise, Mall at Steamtown , 6-9 p.m., Scranton, 851-8633.
July 18-19, 56th Annual Antique Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mountainhome United Methodist Church, Mountainhome, 595-7390. July 18-20, Smore Square Dance Weekend, 7 p.m., Hickok Memorial Field, Canton, 5549-8136. July 19, Roast Beef Dinner Buffet, 4:30 p.m., Forksville United Methodist Church, Forksville, 924-3182. July 19, Starlite Wine Faire, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock, 836-6986. July 19, TCC Amateur Stroke Play Tournament, Towanda Country Club, Towanda, 265-6222. July 19, Family Fun Night, Kingston Pool, Kingston, 287-6754. July 20, “SPLASH” Family Fun Event, 2-6 p.m., Silver Lake Presbyterian Church, Brackney, 663-3164. July 20, Annual Chicken Bar-BQue Dinner, noon– 2 p.m., Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, West Scranton, 343-8128. July 22, Mark Piazza, Extremely Mental, 6 p.m., Library Express, Scranton, 558-1670. July 24-26, Annual Picnic, Volunteer Fire Co. Grounds, Clifford. July 25-27, St. Maria Goretti Summer Picnic, Church Grounds at 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. July 26, Christmas in July, Slumber Valley Campground, Meshoppen, 833-5208. July 26, Cars in the Vines Classic Car Show & 17th Anniversary Celebration, 1–6 p.m., Goose Watch Winery, Romulus, NY. 315-549-2599. July 26, 1940s Swing Dance, 6–9 p.m., Freeland Public Park and Pavilion, Freeland, 636-2070. July 26, Roast Turkey Dinner Buffet, 4:30 p.m., Forksville United
Methodist Church, Forksville, 924-3182. July 26, A Contra Dance, 7:30-10 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale, 2532020. July 26, Ice Cream Social, 4–8 p.m., Silver Lake Presbyterian Church, Brackney, 663-3164. July 26, Taste Full Event, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Sullivan County Fairgrounds, Forksville, 5482-4088. July 26-27, TCC Ryder Cup Tournament, Towanda Country Club, Towanda, 265-6222. July 26-27, Arts in the Gardens, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.–4 p.m. (Sun.), Creekside Gardens, Tunkhannock, 836-3622. July 27, Bedrock Cruise-In, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., David Moore’s Field, Windham, 247-1392. July 27, The British Car Club of NEPA: 12th Annual Event Car/Air Show, 10 a.m., Wyoming Valley Airport, Forty-Fort, 760-3466. July 27, The Patrick Abrams Memorial Scholarship Tricky Tray, noon, Wallenpaupack High School Gymnasium, Hawley, 775-7377. July 27, All You Can Eat Breakfast, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Shavertown Fire Hall, Shavertown, 675-1302. July 29, Grapehound Send-Off, Fulkerson Winery, Dundee, NY, 607-243-7883. July 31-August 2, St. Robert Bellarmine Summer Picnic, St. Aloysius Grounds on Barney and Division Streets, Wilkes-Barre. July 31-Aug. 2, 22nd Annual Country Bazaar, 6-11 p.m., Sat. 510:30 p.m., Church of St. Benedict, Newton Ransom.
Theatre July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, Comedy and Improv Open Mic, 8 p.m., The Sherman Theater’s Living Room, Stroudsburg, 420-2808.
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JULYHAPPENINGS July 11-13 & 18-20, Scranton Shakespeare Festival Presents: “Twelfth Night,” 6 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. July 12, “Annie Get Your Gun”, 2 & 7 p.m., Tunkhannock Middle School, Tunkhannock, 836-6986. July 17-20, 24-27, “A Private War,” Providence Playhouse, Scranton, 342-9707. July 17, “Keep Wine-ing He Might Start to Look Like Prince Charming” Comedy Show, 7–9 p.m., Mountain View Vineyard and Winery, Stroudsburg, 650-7518. July 19-20, Debra Records Presents: Always… Patsy Cline, 5:30 p.m. (Sat.), 11:30 a.m. (Sun.), Genetti Manor, Dickson City, 383-0206. July 25, Final Fridays Comedy Night, 7:30–9:30 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley, 588-8077. July 25-26, The University of Scranton Players Presents: Fairy Cakes, Royal Theatre, Scranton. July 26, Miles to Dayton, 7–9 p.m., 10 p.m.–midnight, Harmony Presents, Hawley, 588-8077.
Concerts July 2, Jazz on the Deck with The Gypsy Jazz Quintet, 6-9 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley, 226-2993. July 3, Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars, 6:30–8 p.m., Central Park, Honesdale, 343-7271.
July 3, Lonnie Griffis and Ellen Mulligan All-American Music Program, 7 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Montrose. July 3, Parrot Beach: A Jimmy Buffett Tribute, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Patio, Wilkes-Barre, 862-7841. July 3, Live Music with John Curtin, 6–9 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. Kitchen. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 4, Live Music Friday, 8–11 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. Kitchen. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 4, Open Mic Night, 7–9 p.m., Cocoon Coffee House, Hawley, 226-6130. July 4, Old Time 4th of July Concert, 5–6 p.m., Village Green, Eagles Mere, 570-525-3672. July 4, Live Music with Harkland, 9 p.m., Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Hawley, 226-2124. July 4, Independence Day Ceremony and Ringgold Pops of Scranton, 10:30 a.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 570-348-4186. July 4, The Rapaz Band, 5 p.m., the Village Green, Eagles Mere, 570-525-3672. July 5, 12, 19 & 26 Live Music in the Dining Room with Dan Bradley, 6–9 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley, 570-226-2993. July 5, Live Music with 30 Pack
Lite, 9 p.m., Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Hawley, 570-226-2124. July 5, American Bluegrass Groove: The Boston Boys, 7–9 p.m., 10 p.m.–midnight, Harmony Presents, Hawley, 588-8077. July 5, Lost Ramblers, 6:45 p.m., Main Street Park, Stroudsburg, 4202808. July 5, Crosby, Stills & Nash, 7:30 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY, 1-866-781-2922. July 6, Jim Welch Dixieland Band, 2 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 3484186. July 6, Gene Dempsey Orchestra, 3 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 3484186. July 6, Main Street Music & L.F. Hughes Music, 4:30 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 348-4186. July 6, Kammermusik Main Line, 8 p.m., the DeWire Center, Eagles Mere, 525-3672. July 6, Blues, Brews & BBQ with Teddy Young and The Aces, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. Kitchen. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 6, Danielle Bradbury, 8 p.m., Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, 862-7841. July 6, String Quartet, 6 p.m., The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain, Delaware Water Gap, 476-0345.
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JULY HAPPENINGS July 6, The Gypsy Jazz Quintet, The Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, 424-2000. July 7, Doug Rogers & the Backseat Drivers, 7:30 p.m., Central Park, Honesdale. July 9, The Gerard Mayer Show Band, 7–9 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 348-4186. July 9, Jazz on the Deck with Compass Jazz Quintet, 6–9 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley, 226-2993. July 10, Live Music with John Curtin, 6–9 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. Kitchen. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 10, Tramps Like Us: Bruce Springsteen Tribute, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Patio, Wilkes-Barre, 862-7841. July 10, Hickory Rose, 7:30 p.m., Honesdale’s Central Park, Honesdale. July 11, Live Music Friday with Merchants of Groove Unplugged, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., Glass– Wine. Bar. Kitchen. At Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 11, Dweezil Zappa, 8 p.m., The F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, 826-1100. July 11, Live Music with Compass, 8 p.m., Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Hawley, 226-2124. July 12, Peter Frampton and The Doobie Brothers, 7:30 p.m., Bethel
Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY, 1-866-781-2922. July 12, Tony Diecidue & Band, 6:45 p.m., Main Street Park, Stroudsburg, 420-2808. July 12, The New Wonders, 8 p.m., the DeWire Center, Eagles Mere, 525-3672. July 12, Doug Smith Jazz Quintet, 2-4 p.m., Silk Mill, Hawley, 226-0782. July 12, The Smithereens, 8 p.m., Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, 8267841. July 12, Billy Joel’s Back-Up: Wade Preston, –9 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley, 588-8077. July 12, Mike Lewis and Stephen L. Perillo, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, WilkesBarre, 824-2991. July 12, Phil Woods and Friends, The Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, 424-2000. July 13, Making a Difference Ministries Benefit Concert featuring “Step By Step” Christian Praise Band, 6–8 p.m., United Baptist Church, Taylor, 899-2264. July 13, Blues, Brews and BBQ with Lighten Up Blues Band, 5–9 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. Kitchen. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 13, Hymn Sing with Steve Hulslander and “Susquehanna Jamcrackers,” 6 p.m., Campground 6
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Road, Dimock, 589-1641. July 13, The Erin McClelland Band, 6 p.m., The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain, Delaware Water Gap, 4760345. July 13, West Third Street Jazz/Funk Band, 2 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 348-4186. July 13, John Andrews Quartet, 3:30 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 3484186. July 14, The Irish Balladeers, 7:30 p.m., Honesdale’s Central Park, Honesdale. July 14, Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival: All Hands on Deck the Musical, 8 p.m., Misericordia University, Dallas, 674-6719. July 16, Doug Smith Band featuring vocalist Erin Malloy, 6 – 8:15 p.m., Abington Area Community Park, Clarks Summit, 343-7271. July 16, Jazz on the Deck with Kelley Suttenfield Trio, 6-9 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley, 226-2993. July 17, Live Music with John Curtin, 6–9 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. Kitchen. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 17, Old Time Fiddlers, 7:30 p.m., Honesdale’s Central Park, Honesdale. July 17, Runaway: Bon Jovi Tribute, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Patio, WilkesBarre, 862-7841. July 17, Jimmy Buffett, 8 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY, 845-295-2420.
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JULY HAPPENINGS July 17, Ben Horrevoets: Christian Soloist, 6:30-9 p.m., Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton, 3428263. July 18, Live Music Friday with Kevin Campion, 8–11 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. Kitchen. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 18, Live Music with Kendall Phillips, 8 p.m., Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Hawley, 2262124. July 18, Music with the Morrisons, 1–4 p.m., 7 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.–9 p.m. (Sat.), 1–4 p.m. (Sun.), Oldest HouseLaceyville Area Historical Society, Laceyville, 570-869-1679. July 18, Moe., 8 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, 800-745-3000. July 19, Adam Jacob, 6:45 p.m., Main St. Park, Stroudsburg, 420-2808. July 19, Singer/Songwriter Joseph Acor, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, Ashley, 899-8073. July 19, Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts 40th Celebration with James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band, 8 p.m., the DeWire Center, Eagles Mere, 525-3672. July 19, Flamenco Rock Fusion: Montana Skies, 7–9 p.m., 10 p.m.–midnight, Harmony Presents, Hawley, 588-8077. July 19, Huey Lewis, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, 862-7841. July 19, Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival: Lonestar, 8 p.m., Misericordia University, Dallas, 674-6719. July 19, Live Music with Pauly & The Paupacks, 9 p.m., Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Hawley, 226-2124. July 20, Von Storch Quartet, 2 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 348-4186. July 20, Heartsongs Ministries with Karen Knight of Sight and 146
Sound, 6 p.m., Campground Road, Dimock, 589-1641. July 20, The SheilaMark Band, 6 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Mountain, Delaware Water Gap, 476-0345. July 20, P.P. Bliss Birthday Celebration, 3 p.m., Location TBA, 744-2859. July 20, Blues, Brews & BBQ with Compass, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. Kitchen. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 20, James Taylor and His AllStar Band, 8 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, 800-781-2922. July 21, Flashback, 7:30 p.m., Central Park, Honesdale. July 22, A Tribute to Johnny Richards, 7 p.m., Scranton High School, Scranton, 876-2888. July 23, “Millennium”, 7–9 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 348-4186. July 26, Jazz on the Deck with Stefan Bauer’s “VOYAGE”, 6–9 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley, 226-2993. July 24, Live Music with John Curtin, 6–9 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 24, Satisfaction: The Rolling Stones Tribute, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Patio, Wilkes-Barre, 862-7841. July 24, The Pharm, 7:30 p.m., Central Park, Honesdale. July 25, Will Friedwald, 8 p.m., the DeWire Center, Eagles Mere, 525-3672. July 25, John Waite, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, 862-7841. July 25, Live Music with the Brian Dougherty Duo, 8 p.m. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Hawley, 226-2124. July 25, Live Music Friday with Steve Woodman, 8–11 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. HappeningsPA.com
July 25, Peter Gumbo and The Hot Peppers, 7:30 p.m., The Eastern Monroe Public Library, Stroudsburg, 421-0800. July 26, Kenny Rogers with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, 8 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY, 800-781-2922. July 26-August 9, The Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, 616-0317. July 26, Woodrow, 6:45 p.m., Main Street Park, Stroudsburg, 420-2808. July 26, David Stone performs The Johnny Cash Experience, 8 p.m., DeWire Center, Eagles Mere, 5253672. July 26, Recording Christian Artist David Griffin, 7–9 p.m., The Main Bean Café, Luzerne, 899-2264. July 26, America, 8 p.m., Keystone Wilkes-Barre, 862-7841. July 26, Live Music with Zak Shaffer, 9 p.m., Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Hawley, 226-2124. July 26, Beers, Burgers and Badfish, 4 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, 800-745-3000. July 26, Live Music with John Curtin, 6–9 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 26-August 10, Endless Mountain Music Festival, Various Venues, 787-7800. July 27, Fran Burne Quintet, 2 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 348-4186. July 27, Toby Keith with Colt Ford and Krystal Keith, 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, 866-781-2922. July 27, CAMP JAZZ, 6 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Mountain, Delaware Water Gap, 476-0345. July 27, Grace Fellowship Church of Tunkhannock Praise Band, 6 p.m., Campground Road, Dimock, 589-1641. July 27, Blues, Brews & BBQ with The Scott Weis Band, 5–9 p.m., Glass – Wine. Bar. at Ledges Hotel, Hawley, 226-1337. July 2014
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JULY HAPPENINGS July 28, The Crackers, 7:30 p.m., Central Park, Honesdale. July 28-31, Keystone College Jazz Institute, 10 a.m. -4p.m., Keystone College, La Plume, 945-8580. July 30, Robert Hunter: Grateful Dead Lyricist, 7:30 p.m., The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, 826-1100. July 30, Jazz on the Deck, 6–9 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley, 2262993. July 31, Draw the Line: Aerosmith Tribute, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Patio, Wilkes-Barre, 862-7841. July 31, Joe Stany & the Cadets, 7:30 p.m., Honesdale’s Central Park, Honesdale.
Art Exhibits July 1-Labor Day, “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, 340-5200. July 1-27, Women’s Work: Selections from the Sordoni Art Gallery Permanent Collection, The Stark Learning Center, Wilkes University, 408-4325. July 1-31, Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics, The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, 674-6250. July 4, Women’s Show Exhibition Artist’s Reception, 7 p.m., The Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery, Delaware Water Gap, 476-4240.
July 12, Second Saturday at the Hawley Silk Mill, noon–5 p.m., The Silk Hawley Mill, Hawley, 226-0782. July 18-19, Sterling Strauser, Justin McCarthy and Dorothy Strauser Gallery Exhibit, Buck Hill Tennis Club, Buck Hill Falls, 8073881. July 19, The Arts at Fern Hall, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fern Hall Inn, Clifford, 222-3676.
Seminars/Lectures July 9, Felting Hats and Scarves Workshop, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell, 570744-2653. July 11, Beginning Cheese Making Workshop, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell, 744-2653. July 14, Pie Taker Basket Workshop, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell, 247-7175. July 16, The Genealogical Research Society Presents: John Revak D&H Gravity Railroad from Carbondale to Honesdale in Pictures, 7-9 p.m., Main Street, Peckville, 383-7661. July 16, Barbara J. Taylor, author of “Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night” Book Signing, 7 p.m., the Caitlin House, Scranton, 344-3841. July 17-20, The Gathering, 3-9 p.m. (Thursday) 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (all
other days), Keystone College, La Plume, 945-8510. July 19, Tape Loom and Lucettes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell, 247-7175. July 19, The Genealogical Research Society Presents: Mario Toglia, Celebrating Your Italian Heritage, 7-9 p.m., Main Street, Peckville, 383-7661. July 19, Everyday Lives in Colonial Times with George Cummings, 2 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Montrose.. July 25, Will Friedwald Lecture, 8 p.m., The DeWire Center, Eagles Mere, 525-3672. July 26, Indigo Dye Day, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell, 247-7175.
Nature July 1, Ask a Master Gardener, noon–3 p.m., Library Express, Scranton, 558-1670. July 9, Boulder Field Trail Hike, 9 a.m., Hawk Falls Trailhead in Hickory Run State Park, Drums, 403-2006. July 12, Moonlit Drumming, 6:30– 9:30 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed. Center, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319. July 12, Frog Frolic, 1–3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319.
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JULY HAPPENINGS July 12, Close Encounters with Birds of Prey, 11 a.m., The Dietrich Theater, Tunkahnnock, 996-1500. July 12,Community Day River Paddle, 10 a.m., Susquehanna River, Rte. 187, Sugar Run, 746-9140. July 12, Tree Identification & Woodland Trails, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., The Delaware Highlands Conservancy, 226-3164. July 12, Pocono Waterfall Tour, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley, 352-4997. July 13, Frog Frenzy, 10 a.m.–noon, Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319. July 13, Sunday for Singles, 1–3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319. July 18, Introduction to Geocaching, 6:30 p.m., Hickory Run State Park, Drums, 403-2006. July 19, Summer Canoe Paddle, 10 a.m. – noon, Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319. July 19, Nature at Night, 8–9:30 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319. July 19, Celebrate Our River Guided Paddle Trip, 10 a.m., Riverside Park, Tunkhannock, 746-9140. July 20, Summer Canoe Paddle, 10 a.m.–noon, Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319. July 20, Gardening: Vertical Gardens, 1-3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319. July 23, Evening Kayak Paddle Sessions, 5:30 & 7 p.m., Hickory Run State Park Complex, Drums, 403-2006. July 26, Wild Edibles Walk, 10 a.m. – noon, Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319. July 26, River Paddle Trip, 10 a.m., 148
Howland Preserve, Vosburg, 746-9140. July 27, Butterfly Walk, 1–3 p.m., Pocono Environmental EdCenter, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319. July 31, Reptiles: Shells and Scales, 6-8 p.m., Endless Mtns. Nature Center, Tunkhannock, 836-3835.
Kids Corner July 1, Children’s Art & Music Workshop, 9:30–11:30 a.m., –3 p.m., Manley-Bohlayer Farm, Canton, 364-8165. July 1-31, Great 8 Reading Program, Bloomsburg Public Library, Bloomsburg, 784-0883. July 7, Mark Piazza, Extremely Mental, 5 p.m., Nancy Kay Holmes Library, Scranton, 207-0764. July 7-30, Arts Alive Junior, 8:30 a.m. –3 p.m., The Everhart Museum, Scranton, 876-9231. July 7-11, Earth Connections Day Camp, 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Ed Center, Covington Township, 842-1506. July 7-11, Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School, 9-11 a.m., Grace Bible Church, Dunmore, 3425651. July 8, Junior Bird Club, 9 a.m.–11 a.m., Hickory Run State Park Complex, Drums, 403-2006. July 8-10, Hide-n-Seekers Camp, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Promised Land State Park, Greentown, 676-0567. July 12, Live Wildlife Presentation, 3 p.m., Library Express, Scranton, 558-1670. July 12, Youth Day: Young Hands, Young Hearts, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Home Textile Tool Museum, Orwell, 247-7175. July 14-18, Wilderness Survival Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Ed Center, Covington Township, 842-1506. July 14-18, Youth Summer Writing Workshops, 9 a.m.–noon,
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, 408-4547. July 14-18, Camp Create: Shakespeare at the COMM, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Waverly Community House, Waverly, 586-8191 ext. 2. July 17, All About Weather with Tom Clark, 1 p.m., Nancy Kay Holmes Library, Scranton, 207-0764. July 21-25, July 28-Aug 1, Backyard Habitats Day Camp, 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Ed Center, Covington Township, 842-1506. July 22-24, Outdoor Explorers Camp, 9:30 a.m.–noon, Promised Land State Park, Greentown, 676-0567. July 24, Nature Nick Wildlife Presentation, 11:30 a.m. & 6 p.m., Library Express, Scranton, 558-1670. July 25, Tea, Tips & Treasures/Teddy Bear Picnic, 1 p.m., Wyoming Free Library, Wyoming, 693-1364. July 26, The Foundation for Cancer Care Children’s Support Group, 10 a.m.–noon, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, 342-8874. July 26, Broadway in Bethel Final Performance, 11 a.m., Bethel Woods Event Gallery, Bethel, 845-295-2500. July 27, All that Jazz, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY, 845-295-2500. July 27, Little Eco Explorers: Beavers, 1–3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry, 828-2319. July 28-Aug 1, Bible School, 9–11:30 a.m., United Baptist Church, Taylor. July 30, Zoomobile from Ross Park Zoo, 5:30 p.m., Nancy Kay Holmes Library, Scranton, 207-0764. July 31, Paws to Read, 6:30 p.m., Library Express, Scranton, 558-1670. Find more July events at www.HappeningsPA.com! July 2014
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Dine in the Grand Station Lobby!
Happy Hours Now Starting at 4 p.m.! Kitchen Open Daily Until Midnight
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Build “The” Burger Taco Tuesday Absolutely Fabulous Hump Day Bodacious Reds & Buxom Blondes
Join Us! 10th ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL August 8, 9 & 10
Published on Jun 24, 2014
Relaxation? Or Adventure? Find both at Northeast PA Lakes! Discover parasailing at Lake Wallenpaupack, summer fun destinations and money-sav...