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to 2011 more than I have ever looked forward to a new year. 2010 has been so full of ups and downs and highs and lows, I sometimes didn’t know which direction we were going, and I am sure that a lot of people have felt the same way. We did a lot of great things in 2010; we celebrated our 2nd Pocono Mountains Restaurant Week and tripled our participation. We welcomed 28 new businesses in to the Local Flair community and we launched a new website, mobile site & mobile application. But no matter how many great things or not so great things that have happened throughout the year, I find myself being most grateful for the simplest things. Our designer Kelly, got engaged and Amanda, our Marketing Coordinator is having a baby. My children are healthy and my husband loves me. The moments that cannot be measured in dollars and cents seem to be the force behind why we can remain happy in turbulent times. I realize that many people throughout our small community are struggling to feed their children or even heat their homes this year and so our holiday pages are full of simple, meaningful ways that we can all band together to help those in need this season. Your small gestures combined with others' gestures, begin to equal something larger. So this season when you're eating, drinking and being merry- don’t forget to share your good tidings. Wishing you all comfort, joy and peace throughout the holiday season.
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along snow covered trails and frosty waterfalls on PEEC’s Tumbling Waters Hike held December 11th from 1pm – 4pm. Get out and enjoy the winter wonderland. It’s FREE! Visit www.peec.org for more information.
with Santa at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on Saturday, December 4th, 11th and 18th. Children of all ages are invited to feast on a fantastic breakfast buffet with jolly ol’ Saint Nick. From 9am until 11am Santa will be available to listen to wish lists, participate in holiday activities, share festive stories and eat! Adults $14.95, Children (4-12) $8.95, Children 3 and under are free. For more details on this event and other holiday events at Shawnee visit www.shawneeinn.com.
BOOGIE to the beats of BOWFIRE, a musical group REDISCOVER
the true meaning of Christmas at the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Let guides dressed in period clothing and the twinkling of their candlelights take you back to an 1890’s Christmas. Along the way, see various displays including carolers and a live Nativity scene (with animals!) Tours are held the weekends of December 4th & 5th and 11th & 12th from 3:30pm – 7pm. For more information visit www.quietvalley.org.
to the town of Hawley and enjoy the 12th Annual Winterfest Weekend on December 10th – 12th. Get a jolly dose of delicious holiday fare, seasonal sounds and delightful activities including ice carving and gingerbread decorating. While you’re there, ride the Winterfest Express train or catch a horse-drawn carriage and tour neighboring homes boasting decked halls on the Holiday House Tour. Visit www.hawleywinterfest.com for more information.
LIGHT-UP Miller Park at the Eastburg
Alliance’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 3rd. Bring your loved ones and ring in the holiday season with the New Approach Singers who will serenade you to all your favorite yuletide tunes. Get more information at www. eastburgalliance.com.
in the magic of Christmas! Immerse yourself in the wintery sights, sounds and aromas of the season at The Inn at Pocono Manor’s Family Christmas Celebration. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, light displays, ornament making, cookie decorating and face painting are just a few of the holiday activities to participate in. Let the magic and spirit of Christmas on the Mountain warm your heart all season long. Hours: Now through December 27th – Fridays 4pm to 9pm, Saturdays 12pm – 8pm, Sundays 12pm – 5pm. Visit www.poconomanor.com for more information.
composed of the world’s greatest violinists and fiddlers as they perform “Holiday Heart Strings,” a special edition of their blockbuster stage show featuring an arrangement of holiday classics. Get your tickets now for their December 5th show at the Sherman Theater. Tickets range from $30-$50. For more information go to www.shermantheater.com.
EXPERIENCE a new snow sport at Shawnee
Mountain on Thursday, January 6th. Call in sick to work and take advantage of Learn a Snow Sport Day! Shawnee Mountain will offer 100 introductory, learn-to-ski packages including a beginner lift ticket, lesson and rental for only $15. All proceeds will be donated to Bushkill Outreach. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 570.421.7231 ext. 210 to book now!
SING-A-LONG with area choirs as they perform live holiday music at Downtown Stroudsburg’s Festival of Carols. In addition to the merry music, shops and restaurants along Main Street will be displaying their holiday spirit with dance and art exhibits. And of course, Santa will be there! Saturday, December 11th, visit www.stroudsburg.net for more information.
the Christmas season at Stroudsmoor Country Inn’s 22nd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration! Sunday, December 5th spend the day sampling holiday baked goods, lunching with Mrs. Claus, listening to holiday tunes and shopping local crafts. End the day with a visit from Santa, fireworks and the lighting of the tree. For a complete itinerary and more information on the day’s events email info@ stroudsmoor.com or call 570.421.6431 ext. 443.
RING-IN the New Year with style and class at The Lodge
at Woodloch. You’re invited to enjoy a weekend with cocktails and merriment, a New Year’s Eve tasting menu with wine followed by entertainment and dancing. Toast to the New Year then rise in the morning refreshed and ready to kick off 2011 right! Get a head start on your resolutions and indulge in fitness, nutrition and health. Visit www.thelodgeatwoodloch.com for more information.
an evening of sharing and giving at Pocono Women’s Winter Wonderful. In the spirit of the season, join them on December 2nd from 5:30pm - 8:00pm at Shawnee Inn for live holiday music, delicious food and great company! Only $15 per person in advance. Visit www.poconowomen.com for more information.
Season The “miracle” of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing. The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season. Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need. Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities, along with seasonal aid. Families of prisoners often are included. Volunteers distribute gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes, and shelters are open for sit-down dinners. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten. Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season as well, people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems please visit www.salvationarmy.org • 285 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg • 570.421.5711
How many times from October to December do you hear the words “ I Want ______ for Christmas this year “ from your children? Imagine if “Santa” could not provide any of those wants. As our local economy struggles to right itself our community is hurrying now more than ever. It is true that many families are in dire need of the basics, but think about the joy one present could bring to a child that would otherwise receive nothing this Christmas. Pocono Manor is hosting their 2nd Annual Magical Fireside Christmas and taking donations for Toys for Tots. John Dickson, Director of the Monroe County Toys for Tots says, "Every time you read about people losing their jobs their children become my job. I need to provide for them. Toys for Tots is significantly down in donations but more are in need this year." So, while you’re there, enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa and make crafts with your kids but don’t forget your toy for donation to Toys for Tots. If you need more information on how to support our Monroe County Toys for Tots or to find a drop off location closest to you visit www.toysfortots.org/monroe.
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Willy and Ann Francois By: Ali Schratt
Every detail is thought out and every inch is an homage to the level of quality, beauty and craftsmanship in which they believe.
When stores like Barneys, Nieman Marcus and The Tiny Jewel Box in Washington D.C. are clamoring for your wares, you know you’ve made it as an artist. Willy and Ann Francois have been handcrafting decoupage works of art for over 25 years. Their work is owned by both US and foreign presidents as well as some celebrities. So what is the secret? What makes this couple's work so collectible? After a quick tour of their Stroudsburg studio I can honestly say it is the love of what they do and the serious nature by which they approach their art. Their standards are high and that is why their products become timeless heirlooms. Every detail is thought out and every inch is an homage to the level of quality, beauty and craftsmanship in which they believe. Willy was born in France where love and appreciation for beautiful things is a part of the culture. He holds a diploma from the renowned Parisian art school, Ecole Boulle. Boulle, the master furniture maker, created the school as a place of study for all the arts while emphasizing home decor. Ann Sheps Francois graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters in Photography and its relevance to Art Therapy. Willy and Ann met in New Mexico in 1982 and they have been together in art and in life ever since. It was after their move to the Big Apple that Ann and Willy discovered their calling. Ann was working for an Italian art magazine that was around the corner of a renown New York City antique store. Ann had showed them a decoupage box and they put it in their window and sold it instantly. The store owner then commissioned plates and then proceeded to buy everything the couple could make, and their business was born. It was time to grow, so Willy decided to approach the famous shopping mecca Barneys NYC. The store has helped launch the careers of countless designers and artists, the Francois’ are amongst the ranks. Willy stopped in one day to try and set up an appointment with a buyer and was told no one was available, but he could call in an hour. He went across the street and waited at a pay phone and called exactly when the hour was up... it turned out the owner had bought a piece of the Francois’ decoupage at the antique store and had actually been looking for the couple. Barneys New York played an integral role in helping the Francois’ develop a collection. Ann and Willy applied their new knowledge of the business of art and developed collections for other stores throughout the country. From a paperweight to a full vanity, every item is created with ‘grace and beauty in a classical historical style.’ Nothing goes unnoticed in the Francois’ work and it has taken them countless years to find the perfect combination of style and craftsmanship. The couple continues to create new collections for major retailers and also specializes in custom work. Willy and Ann Francois are masters of the exacting art of decoupage and their work will be on display this holiday season at The Apple Tree in Downtown Stroudsburg. If you are looking for something truly unique and one-of-a-kind, you must stop in. n To view Ann and Willy Francois’ work go to www.willanfinc.com or phone their studio @ 570.992.9216. The Apple Tree will display the items through December at their store @ 726 Main Street in Downtown Stroudsburg or phone 570.421.2798 for more information.
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The Gallery @ Liztech
The Gallery at Liztech Red Run Gallery
www.liztech.com • 570.424.3177 95 Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
1. Veleska Rings handcrafted by Kathryn Pearce, $14 and up 2. Petunia Pickle Bottom bags, range from $89 to $145 3. Trollbeads, $26 and up 4. Happy Hour Tack, available in three colors; white, pink and purple, $28 each 5. Landmark Letters, a collection of black and white letters captured in photographs, customize your own word, phrase or date, letters start at $8
Red Run Gallery www.redrungallery.com • 570.643.9075 Route 940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350 (near the intersection of Route 423)
1. Beaded Coin Purse, $20 each 2. Handmade, Natural Stone Pendants designed by Jane Brown, $21 each 3. Handcrafted Art-Glass Nail Files, lasts a lifetime, $16 for Small / $18 for Medium 4. Friendship Balls by Virgil’s Art Glass, $20 5. Sushi Set for Two, available in a variety of designs, $35 per set 14
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611 Main Street • Stroudsburg, PA 18360
RedRun Rte. 940 in Pocono Pines • Near Intersection with Rte. 423 570.643.9075 • www.RedRunGallery.com
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Carroll & Carroll Booksellers Monday – Saturday • 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
740 Main Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570.420.1516
Theo B. Price, Inc.
Open Mon. – Sat. • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Closed Sunday Rt. 191 & 390 • Cresco, PA • 570.595.2501 • www.theobprice.com
The Briar Patch Theo B. Price
The Briar Patch www.briarpatchthornhurst.com 570.842.8072 or 570.842.1266 239 Pine Grove Road, Thornhurst, PA 18424
1. Colonial Tinn Candles, prices range from $12 to $15 2. Handcrafted Balsam Pillows, from $10 to $24 3. Tree Ornaments, Holiday Signs and other decorative pieces ranging in price 4. Holiday Dishes, Serving Platters, Gingerbread Cookie Mix and other holiday items ranging in price
Theo B. Price www.theobprice.com • 570.595.2501 Routes 191 & 390, Cresco, PA 18326
3. 1. Handcrafted Snowman and Santa Figurines by Karl Art, prices range from $20 to $150 2. “Santa Slept In” Doll by Allen W. Cunningham, $125 3. Snowman Gift Card Holder and Tree Ornament by Hanna’s Handiworks, $4.25 each 4. Fantastic Craft Holiday Penguins, prices range from $25 to $29
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“A Christmas Shop in the Country Spirit”
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Distinctive Women’s Wear & Accessories Don’t Forget Your Holiday Gift Certificates! 114 Washington St. • East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 Open Tuesday thru Friday 10 – 5:30 & Saturday 10 – 4 Closed Sunday & Monday 570.420.0994
Santas • Snowmen • Folk Art • Primitive Crafts Candles • Delectables • Quilts • Pottery Visit our Christmas Tree Farm for a large selection of trees grown on the premises. 239 Pine Grove Road, Thornhurst, PA 18424 570.842.8072 • 570.842.1266 Last Weekend of September – Thanksgiving, Sat 10 – 5, Sun 12 – 4 Thanksgiving – December 24, Mon – Fri 12 – 5, Sat & Sun 10 – 5
We Buy, Trade & Sell all Types of Furniture, Antiques, & New Items!
Stop in and see our extensive art gallery and our large selection of oriental carpets! All types of old vases, lamps and chandeliers. 10% off all merchandise with the mention of this ad. November 27th - December 31st. Open 7 Days, 10 – 8 • 570.487.1791 Park Center, Commerce Blvd. Dickson City, PA (next to Chuck E. Cheese) Local Flair
The Stonehedge Gallery Planet Earth Gallery
The Stonehedge Gallery 570.595.2560 Route 191 South, Cresco, PA 18326
1. Pearls of all shapes, sizes and color strung with Sterling Silver and Semi-Precious Gemstones, prices from $14 to $165 2. Contemporary Black Onyx and Sterling Silver Loop Earrings, $28 3. “Starburst” Bangle Bracelet from Stonehedge Gallery‘s “Fusion“ Collection, $325 (Two tone plated also available, as low as $21) 4. Sterling Silver Ring with Contemporary Design Boasting a Large Faceted Black Onyx Gemstone, $6.95 to $98, in photo, $40
Planet Earth Gallery
570.620.9599 Route 611, Scotrun, PA 18355
1. Meditative Singing Bowls in all sizes, prices from $32 2. A large selection of Contemporary Candle Holders, $44.95 3. “Easy Tarot,” one of many Tarot and Oracle Card Sets to choose from, $19.99 4. Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps, Salt Lamps from $24.95, Salt Votives $8.95 and “Salt 84,” nature’s healthiest salt, 17oz $7.99 5. Variety of Buddhas and Dieties, all price ranges
The Queen’s Treasures American Girl Compatible Doll Clothes & Furniture Tea Party Essentials Fine China Home Decor
Visit us at www.thequeenstreasures.com or at our showroom. 1 Foundry Street | Stroudsburg, PA | 570.424.7333 Open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Planet Earth Specializing in Unique Gifts with Nature in Mind
CRystals & Minerals Aromatherapy Clothing * Jewelry Tarot & Oracle Cards Singing Bowls * Books ...and so much more to inspire, uplift & enhance your world. open 7 days 570-620-9599 rt 611, Scotrun
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The Apple Tree
The Apple Tree Dunkelberger's
www.theappletreeonmain.com 570.421.2798 726 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
1. Vince Asymmetrical Black Leather Jacket, $895 • Aquatalia Suede Bootie, $325 2. David Kahn Jeans, $212 • Mindy Frankel Rhinestone Belt, $132 • 525 America Rabbit Fur Vest, $194 3. Stretchband Flower Rings by Marlyn Schiff, $35 each 4. Freelook Leather Band, Crystal Bezel Watch, $350 5. Bracelets by Marlyn Schiff, $33 to $70
Dunkelberger's www.dunkelbergers.com • 570.421.7950 585 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
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2. 3. 1. Silk Boa, $19 2. Men’s Lambs Wool Scarf by Barbour, $55 3. Brighton Patent and Silver Handbag, $220 4. Men’s Watch with alternative bands by Orvis, $79 5. Black Leather Driving Gloves and Faux Diamond Band by Ethel & Myrtle, Gloves $48, Band $49
Moravian Book Shop Upriver Home
Moravian Book Shop www.moravianbookshop.com â€˘ 610.866.5481 428 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
1. Diaper Pin Ornaments, Blown Glass, available in a variety of animal shapes, $10.95 each 2. Michael Aram Stainless Botanical Leaf Salt & Pepper Shaker, each piece is entirely hand-
made, $86 3. 2 Peas in a Pod Neckace, each Pod is handsculpted to fit the natural, freshwater pearl peas inside, by American artist Lucinda K., prices starting at $73.95
Upriver Home www.upriverhome.com â€˘ 570.296.2026 202 Milford, PA 18337
1. Chocolate Amaryllis in Bamboo Grow Box, $45 2. Handmade Rosewood and 18K Gold Ring, as seen in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, $135 each 3. Katita Wind-Up Critter, $12 4. Bengt Ek Double Timer, a twenty minute and sixty minute timer combined into one, $49 5. Whisky Lovers Set, set of two fine handmade lead-free tumblers with 6 Vermont soapstone Whisky Stones, gift boxed, $60
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upriverhome a fresh approach to everyday living
www.upriverhome.com 202 Broad Street Milford, PA 18337 570.296.2026
The Dressing Room
570.420.0994 114 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
The Dressing Room The Queen's Treasures
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1. Beautiful Cloth Handbags by Maruca out of Boulder, Colorado, $34 and up 2. Belts by Marjorie Baer, $78 and up 3. Ozone Socks, $10 and up 4. Handcrafted in Michigan, Checkbook Covers, business/charge card holders & wallets by Viavi, $19 and up 5. Jewelry by incredibly talented artists such as Theresa Goodall, Sharon Borsavage & Coco Loco to name a few, $26 and up
The Queen's Treasures www.thequeenstreasures.com • 570.424.7333 1 Foundry Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
2. 1. Victorian Holiday Sleigh for American Girl and dolls 18 to 20”, $79.99 • 1914 Style Velvet Winter Doll Outfit for 18” American Girl Dolls, $12.99 2. Wooden Doll Storage Trunk with Dresser Vanity Table & Stool for 18” American Girl Dolls, $69.99 • Country Sunday Outfit for 18” American Girl Dolls, $12.99 3. English Rose Child’s Tea Set, Heirloom Quality, Perfectly Sized for Your Little Princess, $29.99 4. Mahogany Stained Single Doll Bed, Stackable to Create Bunk Beds Perfect for American Girl Dolls, $29.99
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James Diamond Jewelers By: Jessica VanDyne
carat clarity color & customer service
“For any new business, the most important thing is to do your research. To know who your clients are. Know your product, know your competitors and to do whatever you can to make that customer happy. THEY are the reason why you’re there. And also, NEVER expect to make money right away. I like to call it tuition… You need to pay your tuition first,” says James Diamond, 30-year owner of James Diamond National Jewelers Manufacturing Inc. located in Mt. Pocono. Operating since 1983, it’s safe to say that Mr. Diamond’s philosophies should be remembered. His success has far outgrown even his own expectations and in celebrating his 30-year anniversary, he couldn’t be happier. His story is incredible - beginning in 1965 while working as a lowly apprentice in the heart of New York’s infamous Jewelry Exchange. While sweeping floors and running errands, he was noticed and taken under the wing of a lonely Holocaust Survivor in need of a hungry mind. Diamond took to his teacher and to the dying art of jewelry restoration instantly - learning the trade, learning the business and always appreciating the Art behind the work. According to James, he owes all of his success to his teachers - to those he looked up to and who taught him to question his abilities. “One time, I was practicing writing lines in school, my teacher walked over to me and looked over my work, ‘You have a good eye,’ she said. And amazingly, that one little bit of inspiration, has followed me my whole life.” For years, Diamond created his own line of finely crafted jewelry and traveled to art shows in order to make a living. Finally, in 1980, James came to the Poconos and set up shop at Camelback as a mobile retailer. He fell in love with the area and realized that this is where he belonged. Diamond purchased the same space that he still operates in, and for 30 years has been successfully operating, as one of the oldest and largest jewelers in the Poconos. James Diamond National Jewelers specializes in everything that glitters and shines. At James Diamond, fixing old jewelry is not only convenient, it’s done right in front of you! Their all glass repair area allows the client to see their jewelry and feel completely at ease watching their prized possessions get repaired. Their oneof-a-kind Estate collection, curated by Mr. Diamond himself since 1985, is an unusual collection of antique and ‘pre-loved’ jewelry that is perfect for the timeless gifts that last a lifetime. As an artist, Diamond prides himself (and his success) on his ability to sit down
and design custom pieces. Face to face, with his customers is what it’s all about. “The feeling you get when you make someone a piece of jewelry that they helped to create is incredible. To see their faces, that’s why I do this. Making a unique piece of jewelry and giving the customer the credit of designing that for their loved one is the whole point. We’re making heirlooms that last forever.” Recently, the latest trend in money-making has been buying and selling Gold. For Diamond, this has been the tradition for over 15 years. The buying of Gold and other precious metals is the secret behind the wholesale prices found at James Diamond National. As he puts it, “The current price of Gold is higher than ever and at my store, we’ve been buying for so long that we purchased most of our inventory when Gold was selling at half of what it is now. We’re selling our jewelry based on that half price purchase value which is comparable with wholesale prices. You can’t beat that.”
"Making a unique piece of jewelry and giving the customer the credit of designing that for their loved one is the whole point. We’re making heirlooms that last forever.”
So what’s next for the wise entrepreneur and his family-owned business of 30 years? “Well, we’ve been talking about the “R” word (retirement), but I’m having trouble seeing it. After 30 years, I’m just not ready yet. When I stop loving what I do every day, I’ll stop. But as long as God gives me the strength to keep going and I have happy customers, I just wanna keep doing it.” So when you’re shopping for that special someone this Holiday season, or just feel like spoiling yourself with something beautiful, put James Diamond Jewelers on your list and know that you’re in good hands. Offering the MOST comparable prices and the largest selection of jewelry in-house, well, you can’t beat that. n For more information visit www.moneyforgold.com or stop by their Mt. Pocono location at 44 Mt. Pocono Boulevard, Route 611 • 570.839.8384 or 1.800.246.4GEM (4436)
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Wishing you beauty at Christmas and throughout the New Year.
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Take Route 314 East off 611 in Swiftwater. Bear left at Y intersection. Woodfield Manor is 1.3 miles on right. Near Mt. Airy Resort
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Studebaker’s Restaurant & Lounge
Now open for Breakfast Monday - Saturday 8am - Noon Serving Lunch & Dinner Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm Sunday Brunch 9:00am - 1:00pm Sunday Dinner 1:30pm - 9pm We take all reservations. 570.420.1475 www.studebakersrestaurant.com Route 611 • Bartonsville, PA. 18321
The Fairway Grille at Buck Hill
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Revolutionize Your New Year’s Resolutions By: Beth M. Taylor, Director, Wellness Institute at Pocono Medical Center
New Year New Beginnings Each year, we have the unique opportunity to dust ourselves off and celebrate a new opportunity for finally making real, positive changes in our lives. Whether resolving to lose those testy ten pounds or save an extra ten bucks, we go forward with the best of intentions into the great promise of the New Year—but not before maxing out our ruts of the “Old Year.” Over the holidays, we often overeat, overspend, and over-procrastinate ourselves on a “special pass,” excusing our bad behaviors on the false pretense that January 1 will provide a proverbial “reset” button on our lives. It can be said that most individuals have unrealistic expectations and thus set unattainable goals. Common resolutions are to lose weight, to quit smoking and to save more money and spend less. Nearly one month into the New Year, however, most people break their resolutions because they have not considered the actual behavior change that must occur when changing habits. The Stages of Change Theory by Prochaska, Norcross and DiClemente is a useful model to apply to making and keeping resolutions. There are six stages to the theory (precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance and termination). Each stage is described with an associated time frame. For example, precontemplation is the phase in which individuals are not willing to change their behavior in the next six months and contemplation is the phase in which individuals are considering change in the next six
months. It has been documented that most people are not prepared for action-oriented health promotion programs and, as a result, are doomed to fail if they set their goals around action items (such as those previously listed). A more appropriate way to design resolutions is to perform an individual needs assessment. First, take a look at your environment. If you want to quit smoking, think about whether you are able to quit given your current environment. If your spouse is a smoker, consider if you will be supported in your goal or if you will slip back into the behavior because you are still exposed to smoking. Second, think about your readiness to change. If you enjoy eating out often, consider if you will be able to cut back on that in exchange for preparing healthy meals at home or if you are willing to pack your lunch in order to monitor your portion control. Finally, think about the change in terms of a marathon, not a sprint. If you desire to save money, start with reasonable actions that are easy to implement. Create a realistic budget and stick to it for a set amount of time. For example, review your cable bill or phone plan and research the options for a cheaper plan that still provides the core services you desire. If that works, then look to something else you can modify to save even more cash. Make your resolution to be smarter in 2011 and work on bite-sized, defined ways to change, not entire behaviors. You will feel great energy and a sense of accomplishment by attaining smaller goals one step at a time. n
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Monroe County Habitat For Humanity By: Amanda Kuhn
Everyone deserves a home for the holidays - a warm, safe place to create those holiday memories that warm your heart all season long. While it may be difficult for Santa to fit a new home in his sleigh or under your tree, one local charity manages to deliver this Christmas miracle to families in need every year. The Monroe County Habitat for Humanity, a financially independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness in our community. The housing wage is $17.56 per hour which is the wage needed to afford the rent of a two bedroom apartment. The minimum wage in Monroe County is $7.25, therefore the ability to afford a apartment or home is very difficult for many in our community. This year, two important items top the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity’s wish list – volunteers and donations. Volunteers are the livelihood of this organization and they are responsible for changing the lives of countless families. You too can change a life by devoting your time and energy to this worthy cause. If working on a construction site is not for you, you can still help. The Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers of every capability and talent from public relations and family selection to
faith relations and event coordination. To sign up, visit the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity’s website where you will find more information and all necessary forms. If time is something you’re lacking, especially during this time of year, there are still other ways you can contribute. Below is a list of items that the organization needs in order to continue their work in our community. You can add one of these items to your holiday shopping list or simply find a few of them lying around your garage. The Monroe County Habitat for Humanity accepts new supplies or gently used supplies in good working condition. Simply call the office at 570.476.9846 and inform them of the material and/or supplies you would like to donate. Everyone deserves a happy holiday season. Imagine how much merrier yours will be knowing you’ve helped a neighbor in need. n For more information on the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity, volunteering, donating and partnering visit www.habitatmc.org or contact them at Monroe County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. 912 Main Street, P.O. Box 734, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 • 570.476.9846
Supplies needed include (in no particular order) • 24’ Aluminum or Fiberglass Extension Ladders • Postage Stamps • 6’ and 8’ Step Ladders • Air Hoses • Air Tools (nailers, roofing, framing, finish and staplers) • Carpenter’s Pencils • Copy Paper • Concrete Tools (come-alongs and floats) • Contractor Grade Extension Cords 25’ and 100’ • Contractor Grade Compound Miter Saws • Contractor Grade Portable Table Saws • Kitchen Cabinets, Windows, Doors, and/or Trim Package (for the houses we build)
• Landscaping Rakes • Portable Air Compressors • Printing Services • Property (donated or purchased inexpensively to build houses) • Scaffolding • Shovels • Utility Knives (with closing blades) • Wheelbarrows • Drill Bit Sets • Portable Generators • Portable Kerosene Heaters
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Pocono Medical Center Annual Charity Gala held @ The Inn at Pocono Manor Supporting the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center Photos by: Ken Schurman, V.I.P. Studios, Inc â€˘ P.O. Box 7 Mt. Pocono, PA 18344 â€˘ email@example.com
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Cunnerman Ball held @ Creek Club Grille Supporting Women's Resources of Monroe County
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Dining Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse page 28 Mt. Pocono 570.646.1100 www.baileyssteakhouse.com Barley Creek 6 Brewing Company • page 39 Tannersville 570.629.9399 www.barleycreek.com Basso • page 41 Cresco 570.595.0500 Blakeslee Inn & Restaurant page 41 Blakeslee 570.646.1100 www.blakesleeinn.com The Casino Theatre • page 11 Mount Pocono 570.839.7831 www.casinotheatre.net Crescent Lodge • page 41 Paradise Valley 570.595.7486 www.crescentlodge.com Fairway Grille at Buck Hill Falls page 29 Buck Hill Falls 570.595.3535 www.buckhillfalls.com The French Manor Inn page 11 South Sterling 570.676.3244 www.thefrenchmanor.com
Hallet’s Cozy Corner • page 11 Henryville 570.620.1880 Liquid • page 6 Stroudsburg 570.420.0100 www.liquidmartinibar.com Louie’s Prime Steak House page 51 Lake Harmony 570.722.3990 www.lakeharmonydining.com My Daughter ’s Place • page 47 Canadensis 570.595.7050 www.mydaughtersplace.com Paddy Kenny’s Irish Pub page 50 Blakeslee 570.643.4023 www.paddykennysirishpub. com Peppe’s Ristorante • page 39 East Stroudsburg 570.421.4460 www.peppesonline.com Sand Spring Modern Cuisine page 47 Cresco 570.595.3015 www.sandspringdining.com Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort page 53 Shawnee on Delaware 570.424.4000 www.shawneeinn.com
Smuggler ’s Steak & Seafood page 28 Tannersville The Frogtown Inn 6 570.629.2277 & 6 Acres Restaurant • page 39 www.smugglerscove.net Canadensis 570.595.6282 Stroudsmoor Country Inn www.thefrogtowninn.com page 37 The Gem and Keystone page 7 Shawnee on the Delaware 570.424.0990 www.gemandkeystone.com
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LF Guide Studebaker ’s • page 29 Stroudsburg 570.420.1475 www.studebakersrestaurant. com
Pocono Farmstand & Nursery page 37 Tannersville 570.629.4344
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Van Gilder ’s 6 Jubilee Restaurant • page 47 Pocono Pines 570.646.2377 www.breakfastking.com
Admired Designs • page 47 East Stroudsburg 570.223.0232 www.admireddesigns.com
Vocelli Pizza • page 28 East Stroudsburg 570.424.1949 Tannersville 570.620.9055 www.vocellipizza.com
Corrado Construction page 45 Saylorsburg 610.365.1601 www.corrado-construction. com
Woodfield Manor Chophouse • page 29 Cresco 570.895.4460 www.poconosteaks.com
Penn Furniture • page 52 Scranton 570.346.6591 www.pennfurnitureonline.com
Education Sylvan Learning Center page 49 Bartonsville 570.629.6600 Wyoming Seminary • page 43 Kingston • 570.270.2160 Forty Fort • 570.718.6610 www.wyomingseminary.org
Entertainment Mount Airy Casino Resort page 2 Mount Pocono 877.682.4791 www.mountairycasino.com Poke-A-Nose Pottery 6 page 49 Bartonsville 570.688.0044 www.pokeanosepottery.com The Casino Theatre • page 11 Mount Pocono 570.839.7831 www.casinotheatre.net
For the Garden Defazio Lawn Care • page 43 Cresco 570.595.TURF (8873) Landmaster ’s by William Sopko • page 36 Cresco 570.595.7570 www.landmasterslandscaping. com
Sawmill Furniture • page 45 6 Marshall’s Creek 570.223.9989 www.sawmillfurniture.com Upriver Home • page 23 Milford 570.296.2026 www.upriverhome.com
Get Aways The French Manor Inn & Spa • page 11 South Sterling 570.676.3244 www.thefrenchmanor.com The Inn at Pocono Manor page 9 Pocono Manor 570.839.7111 www.poconomanor.com The Lodge at Woodloch 6 page 3 Hawley 570.685.8500 www.thelodgeatwoodloch.com Santosha on the Ridge page 49 Shawnee on Delaware 570.476.0203 www.santoshaontheridge.com Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort page 53 Shawnee on Delaware 570.424.4000 www.shawneeinn.com
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Stroud Oral & Facial Surgery page 31 Stroudsburg 570.420.8180
Beauty, Health & Wellness
Beck ‘N Call • page 33 East Stroudsburg 570.426.7507
All Service Corp • page 35 6 Monroe County www.AllServiceCorp.com
Eye Associates of Monroe County • page 33 Stroudsburg 570.476.1114 www.eyeassociatesonline.net
Barry Morgenstein Photography page 5 New York 212.647.1288 www.barrymorgenstein.com
Grace Park • page 35 Stroudsburg 570.424.8166 www.graceparkseniorliving.com Hair Excellence • page 27 Stroudsburg 570.424.6015 www.hair-excellence.com
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Pocono Medical Center page 30 East Stroudsburg 570.421.4000 www.pmchealthsystem.org Pure Day Spa • page 31 Stroudsburg 570.420.1818 www.puredayspainc.com Shear Design 6 Salon & Day Spa • page 25 Stroudsburg 570.424.5118 www.sheardesignspa.com
East Stroudsburg Veterinary Hospital • page 35 East Stroudsburg 570.421.0931 www.esvh.com ESSA Bank • page 37 14 locations throughout the Poconos 570.421.0531 www.essabank.com Monroe County Habitat for Humanity page 35 Stroudsburg 570.570.476.9846 www.habitatmc.org Pocono Limousine Service 6 page 7 Mt. Pocono 570.839.2111 www.poconolimousine.com Realty Executives • page 47 Hawley 570.226.4000 www.OurPoconoHomes.com
Shopping 14Kt Outlet Fine Jewelry Designs • page 15 Stroudsburg 570.421.5081 www.the14ktoutlet.com Aardvark Sports Shop page 31 Stroudsburg • 570.424.6431 Bethlehem • 610.866.8300 www.aardvarksportsshop.com
LF Guide Alice’s Wonderland • page 15 Greeley 570.226.4251 www.aliceswonderland.com
Pocono Farmstand & Nursery page 37 Tannersville 570.629.4344
The Apple Tree • page 25 Stroudsburg 570.421.2798 www.theappletreeonmain.com
The Queen’s Treasures page 19 Stroudsburg 570.424.7333 www.thequeenstreasures.com
The Briar Patch • page 17 Thornhurst 570.842.8072 570.842.1266 Carroll & Carroll Booksellers page 15 Stroudsburg 570.420.1516 Dawn of New York • page 23 Stroudsburg 570.421.5560 www.dawnofnewyork.com The Dressing Room 6 page 17 East Stroudsburg 570.420.0994 Dunkelberger ’s for Men & Women page 25 Stroudsburg 570.421.7950 www.dunkelbergers.com The Gallery @ Liztech page 21 East Stroudsburg 570.424.3177 www.liztech.com James Diamond • page 27 Mount Pocono 570.839.8384 www.moneyforgold.com Kitchen Chemistry • page 11 Stroudsburg 570.730.4944 www.kitchen-chemistry.com Moravian Book Store & Gift Shop page 23 Bethlehem 610.866.5481 www.moravianbookshop.com Olde Engine Works • page 11 Stroudsburg 570.421.4340
Ray Price Volvo • page 55 East Stroudsburg 888.883.7631 www.raypricevolvo.com Red Run Gallery • page 15 Pocono Pines 570.643.9075 www.redrungallery.com The Stonehedge Gallery 6 page 19 Cresco 570.595.2560 Theo B. Price, Inc • page 15 Cresco 570.595.2501 www.theobprice.com USA Discount Stores 6 page 17 Dickson City 570.487.1791
Special Events Magic on the Mountain The Inn at Pocono Manor page 9 Pocono Manor 570.839.7111 www.poconomanor.com New Year ’s Eve Celebration page 49 Split Rock Resort Lake Harmony 800.255.7625 www.splitrockresort.com Pocono Women’s Winter Wonderland page 27 Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort www.poconowomen.com Shawnee Holiday Traditions Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort page 53 Shawnee on Delaware 570.424.4000 www.shawneeinn.com
Planet Earth Gallery 6 page 19 Tannersville 570.620.9599
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COSMETIC, IMPLANT & FAMILY DENTISTRY
The name that keeps NEPA smiling, since 1949. Hazzouri Cosmetic, Implant and Family Dentistry is at the forefront of dental care, oﬀering patients breakthroughs in cosmetic and implant procedures, all in an eﬀort to give you the beautiful, dazzling smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Albert A. Hazzouri, Jr., Dr. Louis A. Genello, and Dr. Corey B. Chmil 600 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503