Harvest 2011

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Priceless, Please Take One Harvest | August & September 2011







Food, Glorious Food!


Paint the Piggy


Patricia A. Griffin

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Rob Kobrzynski

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It’s August and as usual, summer passed by in a blur of lakes, pools, bug bites, fires and s’mores. My kids grew faster than the weeds in the garden and I am feeling the guilt of not spending nearly enough time with them. But, that is what August is for in our house, time to slow down and catch up. We love to linger over long dinners, and sleep in for a change. August is also the month we start stocking up at the local farms and markets throughout the area. Northeast Pennsylvania is packed with excellent, high quality, fresh food. Honesdale has Calkins Creamery and Four Story Hill Farm, which supply some of the country’s master chef’s with top-notch product. We buy enough sweet corn and tomatoes to stock up for the winter at all of our great farmer’s markets. Food, it’s something I travel for and the thing I associate most memories with. I remember going to the Jersey shore as a child and eating at Maruca’s Pizza in Seaside Heights, of course it is the first meal we’ll have now, when we take our kids. Let’s not forget about all of the awesome fairs and festivals that wind down the summer and let us know the start of school is only days away. The Pocono Garlic Festival is in September as well as the West End, Greene Dreher and Bloomsburg Fairs. We have also included a Back to School feature in our Local Family pages, which provides an extensive checklist with everything a parent needs to know in order to be prepped and ready for the school year. We have some exciting news at Local Flair. We have moved our offices and on August 11th, The Gallery @ Local Flair will be open We are honored to feature Patricia A. Griffin as our first artist, you can read about her on page 14. Griffin’s love of animals and the na tural world is apparent through her bold and breathtaking work. Rob Kobrzynski, a graphic artist and photographer living in Pike County, will show “Live by the Vine,” at the gallery in September,. For all winelover’s, this show is a must. Read about his passion for wine on page 16. We hope to see you at The Gallery. Keep it local!

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your way through history on Lake Wallenpaupack’s Scenic Boat Tour celebrating 50 years. Enjoy a leisurely hour long tour as you take in the splendid scenery and your guide reveals the history behind the beautiful lake region. Open daily; your opportunities for fun on the water are endless. For more information, visit WallenpaupackBoatTour.com


your way to enlightenment and take in one of the weekly Tannersville Bog Walks. Every Wednesday in August participants can learn about the unique bog, its life forms, and all it has to offer. With a guide for every tour you are sure to get the best information. Visit MCConservation. org for more information.


about Shawnee on the Delaware with the nostalgic musical "Rivers Edge: The Story of Shawnee." Enjoy this unique production as it takes you on a journey through history, celebrating the area, people, and personalities that have made it what it is today. Make a trip out to The Shawnee Playhouse for this special treat. Performing on Fridays and Saturdays, this event starts August 5, and runs through the 26th. Visit ShawneePlayhouse.com for tickets and more information.


and enjoy art in a way you never have. On August 13, Downtown Milford lights up the night with their Art after Dark exhibit. Take in the local talent and visit multiple art openings. While pondering these local creations you can also listen to live music, taste the local cuisine, and sample the local shops. Come enjoy the nightlife between 6-9pm.


your life with Pocono Environmental Education Center’s Full Moon Drumming Workshop on August 13. Take a lesson from Master Drummer, Maxwell Kofi Donkor, under the full moon. Learn the basics of drumming as well as its cultural heritage while enjoying the night. Never drummed before? That doesn’t matter! No experience is necessary for this unique event. Visit peec.org for more information.


to some great music and check out Mount Airy’s Concert lineup. Hear the 10,000 Maniacs on August 13. Check out The Fixx on the 20th, and don’t forget Australia’s Thunder from Down Under on the 23rd and 24th. Tickets start at $25. Check out MountAiryCasino.com for more information.


your way through wine education at Cherry Valley Vineyards on August 16th. Hosted by Wine Maker Nicholas Sorrenti, this Wine Appreciation Seminar will teach you the how-to’s of wine tasting, wine making, and grape growing. You will also enhance your “wine senses” and vocabulary. The seminar includes a wine and cheese tasting and you can be sure that you will come out a wine connoisseur. Visit CherryValleyVineyards.com for more information.


Show your support at this first annual American Red Cross of the Poconos’ golf tournament on August 19th. Help raise funds and better your game while enjoying a day on the green. After golf, enjoy the awards ceremony and some great food. Make this an event for the ages by picking up a club and showing your support. Visit RedCrossPoconos.com for more information.


to the most entertaining race of the year. Get down and dirty on August 20th with the Shawnee Mountain Mud Run. This 5k race offers mountain scenery, challenging obstacles, wooded and wet terrain, shallow water crossings, and of course plenty of mud. Compete individually or in teams for the chance to be master of the mud, and enjoy the post-race party. Visit ShawneeMt.com for more information.


for this Flip Flop Fundraiser. Help support the Pocono Environmental Education Center by dressing up in your best duds or your favorite denim. Enjoy delicious food and drinks while you check out the silent auction featuring everything from art to excursions. The delightful informally formal fundraiser will take place on August 27th. Visit peec.org for more information.


the West End Fair on August 28th-September 3rd for a guaranteed good time. Marking the 90th anniversary, you can be sure this fair will not disappoint. Take in livestock and agricultural exhibits, local vendors, games, rides, food and entertainment. With everything from dance and music, to karate and fireworks, there is definitely something for everyone, Check out WestEndFairGilbertPa. com for a schedule of events.


the sequel to one of the most successful musical comedies of all time. Take in "Nunsense 2: The Second Coming" at the Shawnee Playhouse throughout September. You can be sure The Little Sisters of Hoboken will have you in stitches as they try to get out of their latest predicament. Check out The ShawneePlayhouse.com for tickets and more information.


your Labor Day Weekend with a spectacular fireworks display on September 3 at Mount Airy Casino. What better way to usher out the summer and welcome in the fall than with a show of lights and music? Enjoy your time off by making your way over to this event starting at 9:30 p.m.


the local talent in downtown Stroudsburg with StroudFest. Enjoy local artisans, crafters, vendors, food, and music on September 3rd. Local art galleries, restaurants and stores will also be open for your browsing and buying pleasure. Visit Main Street in Stroudsburg to take in all the fun. Free admission and parking means anybody can enjoy this event. For more information visit ShermanTheater.com


garlic in every form possible with the annual Pocono Garlic Festival at Shawnee Mountain on September 3rd and 4th. Take in everything from garlic vinegar, to garlic flavored ice cream. Experience local restaurant creations and even garlic themed art, including pottery and paintings. Local musicians, demonstrations, and children’s activities make this an event the entire family will love. Visit ShawneeMt.com for more information,


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Some lucky folks have it, and some don't. For an afternoon of food, drink and music to benefit Monroe County Meals on Wheels featuring three of the Poconos’ best musical groups hosted by internationally acclaimed BOB DOROUGH.

Sunday October 16, 2011 2-6 PM at the Historic Shawnee Inn Shawnee on Delaware, PA. For more information, look up Food, Glorious Food! on Facebook or call 570-688-4943 for more details!


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paint the piggy for the

It’s time to get out your brush and Paint a Piggy for the Cure! Paint a Piggy August 1st - September 30th at Poke-a-Nose Pottery to honor a friend, colleague, or family member whose life has been interrupted by cancer. Throughout the month of October, the painted pigs will be displayed in local retail stores where shoppers can “Feed the Piggies” with their donations. All proceeds will benefit the Pocono Health Foundation in support of the new world-class Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center. The price to paint a pig is $25. This year you can be the proud owner of a piggy painted by one of the local area’s talented artists. Sponsored in part by the Pocono Arts Council, you can attend an art auction at ARTSPACE Gallery on Main St. in Stroudsburg where 12 piggies will be up for auction. Stop by on October 27th from 6pm-8pm and bid on your favorite creation. Additionally, you can attend a Wine & Swine event on August 18 or September 15 for $35. Dr Ailwardi and Kimberlee Hettel, RN will be on hand to provide insight to all your questions. Dr. Ailawadi is board certified in


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obstetrics and gynecology, with advanced credentials in urogynecology. She specializes in the challenges and disorders that women confront with the pelvic floor, particularly as a result of childbirth. This casual setting will allow you to ask those questions that you’ve always wanted to ask. If you sense a problem, or have a family history of breast cancer, Kimberlee Hettel is someone that you want to meet. From abnormal mammograms, ultrasounds or biopsies to treatment and overall breast health, Kim has answers. There is not a woman that would not benefit from hearing what Kim has to share. Even if you cannot make this event, feel free to contact Kim at the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center to learn how you may be eligible for a FREE Mammogram. 6 Poke-A-Nose Pottery is located on Route 611 in Bartonsville. For more information call 570.688.0044 or visit www.pokeanosepottery.com. To learn more about the Paint a Piggy for the Cure Program and to view a “Gallery of Pigs,” go to www.flairmag.com/piggies.

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Patricia A. Griffin

a natural ability Imagine sitting in the middle of a herd of antelope, being so close you can hear their breath, or standing smack in the center of 600 huge and majestic grazing bison, able to sense their every move. Think about what it might feel like to witness a moose zip past you through scenic Wyoming, only to see a grizzly bear chasing quickly in his footsteps. Sounds like you’re in the middle of a movie, right? Well, for visual artist Patricia A. Griffin, experiences like these are just another day at the office. “I have always wanted to do something with animals,” states Griffin. “I wanted to be a marine biologist, or a veterinarian, anything to do with animals. But, there’s a certain connectivity I get when I’m creating, and the idea of helping people to see things in a different light has always interested me.” So Griffin merged her passion for animals and the natural world with her creative side, and decided to achieve her dream through art and oil paintings. Griffin’s path to artistry is both comical and inspirational. Early experiences led Griffin to where she is today, and she remembers those times fondly. “One of my first memories of being recognized as an artist was in my second grade class,” she reminisces. “I was six and had completed a pencil drawing of an alligator, and all my schoolmates crowded around me oohing and ahhing with excitement.” Yet Griffin did not truly realize her potential until a couple of years later. “I remember in fourth grade, I was in Catholic School, and my Sister, with her thick ankles hanging over her too tight Oxford shoes, held me after school. She had caught me with a simple line drawing of a


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nude on my homework pad. I stood accused of perversion. And then my mom came in and was like ‘great drawing, I have no problem with that.’” It was here that Griffin started to realize her dream. “I realized that my talent could be used to conjure emotion within the viewer. I was empowered,” she states. Soon Griffin was headed to Moore College of Art and Design. Upon graduating she moved out to California to teach private instruction, but quickly returned to her hometown in Pennsylvania. She fixed up her Dad’s old warehouse and made it into a house and studio. She then worked for a business called Family of Artists for the next few years, helping integrate children with problems into the

“There is an experience behind everything I create. That's the kind of thing that makes me different.” general public. Soon after, Griffin decided it was time to get out on her own. She would take any commission to survive, but soon it all just clicked. Griffin’s inspiration comes from the natural world. She takes a road trip every year and sketches and paints while she’s there. Griffin’s art presents a unique essence because “behind every painting is an experience. Whether it be sitting amidst hundreds of bison, or watching a bear chase

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moose, there is an experience behind everything I create. That’s the kind of thing I think makes me different.” The fact that they’re living beings is why Griffin loves to capture animals. “They have souls, to me,” she explains. “And that’s part of what I want to communicate.”

artist’s opening reception Thursday, August 11th, 6-9 pm

artist’s workshop for children

Griffin has a strong affinity towards helping viewers connect with the outside world. “You are having a relationship when you paint. A lot of people do not feel connected to the natural world. They feel it’s something to dominate. With my work, I want to even the field. I want them to sense that connection and be able to take it with them. A lot of the stuff that I paint is stuff that I want people to appreciate so that it’s still there, so they might want to protect it too.”

Saturday, August 20th, 2-4 pm Patricia (and her chicken) will teach a drawing class for children. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. $10 per child. Reservations required. (570) 481-4333

The best part about art for Griffin is the enriching experience. She explains, “My favorite thing is the idea of sharing, or possibly enlightening or teaching somebody. It’s absolutely amazing when you hear from someone that they got something from your art. A lot of the things I paint are the norm; I just want people to see it a little differently.”

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Griffin’s works have been featured in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, and New Jersey. She is also represented in Wyoming and Arizona. Her award-winning work is sought out by collectors from Dallas to Dubai. For more information and to see some of her works, visit GriffinGallery.org. Visit the gallery at Local Flair to see some of Griffin’s art first-hand. Her work will be on display from August 3-31 with an artist’s opening on the 11th from 6pm-8pm. 6

Saturday, August 20th, 5-7 pm Join the artist as she describes her creative process and her commitment to art.

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Rob Kobrzynski's Live by the Vine Collection


Many of us commonly list photography as one of our hobbies, yet few of us can claim the talent that Rob Kobrzynski, photographer, and owner and creative director of Kobra Design, can. Kobrzynski received a degree in Visual Communications, but he has always had a passion for capturing the world on film. “Photography started out as a hobby really,” he states, “technically it still is.” But his communications background allowed Kobrzynski to take his hobby to a new level. “My computer training has benefited me greatly since digital photography is turning more into two distinct skill sets,” he explains. “While you need to have a good sense of vision for the art of photography, the processing of images is playing a more important role than it formerly did.” Kobrzynski’s travels around the world inspired him to combine his skills and passion to permanently capture the beauty he sees every day. “Six years ago, I was invited to a friend’s wedding in India and immediately jumped at the chance to be able to photograph a plethora of historical, religious, and societal settings. It was a mind blowing and humbling experience.”

photographer sees a strong connection between the two, seeing them both as an expression of emotion, and hopes to convey that message through his new collection. “Live by the Vine is a philosophy behind the movement of those who choose to celebrate their passion for wine,” he states. “I came

Kobrzynski finds his inspiration through the natural world. He can think of nothing he loves more than “being amongst beautiful surroundings and appreciating what Mother Nature has given us.” Recently, he has combined his passion for photography with his love for wine, and has created a new collection entitled “Live by the Vine.” This

Kobrzynski traveled all over capturing photos of his passion for his new collection. Vineyards have been translated to film in California, New York, Pennsylvania, and even Tuscany. One can imagine a lifetime of memories would come out of a trip like this, but it is easy for this photographer to pick a favorite. “Tasting the wine!,” he laughs. But in all

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“Live by the Vine is a philosophy behind the movement of those who choose to celebrate their passion for wine.” up with this adage a few years ago, as I have an affection and appreciation for the hard work and dedication it takes to create a fine bottle of wine. I have never grown grapes or produced wine myself, but, when speaking with growers, you catch the strong sense of emotion, optimism and ardor they exhibit about viticulture and the fruits of their labor. I share this same passion towards my craft.”

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LIVE BY THE VINE September 4 - 30, 2011

By Kaitlin Johnstone Photos by Rob Kobrzynski seriousness, it was once again Mother Nature’s mesmerizing creations and diversity that Kobrzynski holds dearest. “It is just mesmerizing driving through various wine regions in the world and being able to pull over and capture the moment,” he reveals. “People may think that vineyard rows look the same, but in reality they are all different.” Each vineyard offered its own unique feature, its own personality. “Topography of Sonoma and Napa have a different appearance than that of Paso Robles California 200 miles down the road, and Santa Cruz which has wineries so close to the ocean,” Kobrzynski explains. “The panoramas and lush green hills that surround Tuscany blend in masterfully with the drab blue grays of olive trees in the background. The Finger Lakes wine region in New York offers juvenile green vines leading down to the water’s edge.” It is Sonoma that claims Kobrzynski’s favorite shot though. Titled “Soldiers of Sonoma,” this piece offers up rows of perfect lines that much resemble soldiers in formation. No matter what he is capturing, Kobrzynski makes sure to appreciate his surroundings, taking a moment to breathe it in before capturing it on film. Kobrzynski is trying to make his work more well known by committing himself to various wine festivals throughout the summer, hoping to gain exposure in the wine community by selling some pieces. If you are a lover of wine and art, you can see his creations by visiting LiveByTheVine.com. 6

artist’s opening reception Friday, September 9th, 6-9 pm

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Saturday, September 17th, 2-4 pm

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Saturday, September 17th, 5-7 pm

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Craft Festival August 27 & 28

Glass Bar

Opens for Business

Glass photo courtesy Jumping Rocks Photography.

The Pocono State Craft Festival marks its 25th anniversary of bringing designer craftsmen to the Poconos in 2011. From humble beginnings, the event has grown into a major Pocono event that attracts 5,000 people annually. This year’s event will be held August 27th & 28th at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Quiet Valley enables patrons to experience life on a 19th century Pennsylvania German Farm while enjoying fine arts and crafts. The show is co-sponsored by the Pocono Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen and Pocono Arts Council. Crafts exhibited at the show are produced by independent professional working craftspeople who proudly design and produce the finest traditional and contemporary American Crafts. The show brings to life the creative process from raw material to finished product. Artisans from throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Connecticut, New York, and Virginia are scheduled to exhibit. Craft demonstrations of pottery throwing, Theorem Painting, wood turning and blacksmithing will captivate patrons and all craftsmen will be available to discuss their individual work. In addition to fine crafts, the Pocono Arts Council will host a gallery of local member artists displaying their work. Come and enjoy the Dixieland sounds of the Dixie Gents and bluegrass and gospel music by the Lost Ramblers as well as an interactive children’s area and festival foods. Quiet Valley will offer wagon rides and foods from the garden. One of the highlights of the event is the bread baking demonstration by the Quiet Valley Baker. Quiet Valley is located just outside of Stroudsburg, PA, less than two hours from the New York City Metropolitan area, less than an hour from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region and within a half an hour of the Lehigh Valley. Festival hours are 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday, rain or shine. Admission is $6.00 for adults; children 12 and under are admitted free. There is ample free parking. For directions or further information, call 570-476-4460 or visit the show’s website at www.poconocrafts.com.


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Newly opened Glass Wine Bar & Bistro in the Ledges Hotel is a one of a kind small plate restaurant and wine bar in the Pocono Mountain Lake Region. Glass is located on the lower floor of the Ledges Hotel offering stunning panoramic views of the river gorge falls from both the main dining room and outdoor seating areas on its multi-tier decks. Restaurateur, Grant Genzlinger and his talented executive chef Ben Sutter created a definitively modern style of dining at Glass with masterfully crafted selections of small plates, snacks and international cheeses for guest to nibble, experience and share with each other. In addition to the food, Glass offers a carefully selected array of international wines, hand-picked by sommelier Leslie Britt. Small plate restaurants have been a growing trend in urban areas over the past several years and now Glass holds the esteem of being the first to bring it to Hawley and the Pocono Mountain Lake Region. This style of dining invites guests to relax and enjoy trying a variety of menu selections to share at one dinner table. Small plate dining is a social experience that encourages bringing people together to share their thoughts on food, trying new things and enjoying each other’s company. Glass’s atmosphere and picturesque setting mirrors that of Ledges Hotel and is the perfect complement to this unique destination. General Manager for Glass and Ledges Hotel, Marla Tremsky, describes Glass as: "At Glass we wanted it to be fun, laid back, almost whimsical with a little bit of razzle dazzle." The entire concept, from service/menu/wine/cocktail is approachable, yet sophisticated. We are serving delicious multi-ethnic shared plates, from veggie delights to perfectly prepared beef tenderloin. At Ledges we say, “surround yourself in natural beauty” and we carry that philosophy into the restaurant. Cocktails are made with all natural fresh juices, herbaceous aromatics and the down to earth approach to unpretentious service.” Glass is open for business Wednesday through Sunday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and can seat small and large parties. To make reservations or discuss planning your next meeting or party call 570-226-1337.



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For the Pocono Health System, this spring... "Everything is Coming Up Roses." After a three-year hiatus, The Arts & Antiques Auction, historically one of the most unique Pocono events, has been resurrected and all of the proceeds from the event will benefit the new Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center. In the past, the money raised by the auction was given to The American Cancer Society, but once the Pocono Health System announced the state-of-the-art facility's groundbreaking, the committee decided it was time to "Keep it Local." On September 16th, cocktails and dinner will be served at the TerraView at Stroudsmoor, amongst amazing artwork by famed local artists such as Sterling and Dorothy Strauser, Penny Ross, and Gary Kresge just to name a few. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the auction will start after dinner, so all art lovers, mark your calendar. This is one event you will not want to miss! Born in the early 1900’s the Strauser’s are cemented in local lore. Bid on Dorothy’s “Flowers in a Blue Vase,” or Sterling’s “Mid Summer” if you want to bring a piece of that history home. You can see several pieces of these famed local artists’ work and pick which one calls to you. Or bid on Gary Kresge’s painting “View from Kittatinny Point” if you enjoy pieces reflecting the natural world. Kresge’s works are an attempt to visually communicate his experience of the outdoors and to get his audience to pay closer attention to the beauty of our surroundings. One look and you can see why his pieces are always in high demand. Get a different look of the landscape by bidding on Penny Ross’ “Garden.” Ross’ goal is to slow each day down and truly observe what is happening. Through using everything from watercolor to crayon, she represents what her eyes see and creates pieces showing flowers, plants, and landscapes.

Left: "Everything's Coming Up Roses" painted by Timothy Shanley Right: The Art & Antiques Auction committee. Standing are Linda Forte, Jacki Miller, Betsy Cwyx, Susan Wilson, Ali Schratt, Bob Moses, Susan Rubin, and Barbara Fredericks. Seated are Jennifer Olson and Jodey Mutchler.

With the above artists and plenty more on hand, you can be sure that you will find something on which to cast your bid. Go to www.aaauction11.com to view the Art & Antique Gallery or phone (570) 476-3624 to purchase tickets.


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Winning Photo by Kelsey Starner

Each Year, Eileen Noelle Photography and Artistic Senior, a subsidiary company of Eileen Noelle, offers two scholarships to graduating seniors in the Stroudsburg School District. In prior years, the school administration helped to choose the recipients based on academic scores as well as if the student was majoring in the arts at college. However, this year, Eileen Noelle wanted to give students a more interactive opportunity to showcase their creativity as well as involve artistic companies in the area as co-sponsors. The co-sponsors of this years’ Scholarship are: Local Flair Magazine, Salon Evol, Megawatt Communications and Stroudsburg Foto. The Winner in each category receives: their winning photo featured in the Local Flair Magazine, their winning photo to hang in the Art Space Gallery downtown, a press release sent to the college of their choice and a $500 Scholarship. Students were asked to submit a photo for each of the Scholarships they were applying for. One of the themes were: ‘What does your community mean to you.’ This was a chance for the student to tell us, using only a photo, what they loved the best about their town; how being a part of the town impacted them; or perhaps what they will miss about their town when they leave for college in the Fall. The winner of ‘What does your community mean to you,’ was Kelsey Starner. Kelsey was born and raised in Stroudsburg. She is the youngest of 3 sisters and always enjoyed being creative. She loves jewelry making, fashion, tennis and the Phillies. This Fall, she will leave the Stroudsburg area to attend the University of Delaware to study Fashion Merchandising. Congratulations Kelsey! Continued to Page 24


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Winning Photo by Douglas Bird

Continued from Page 22 The theme for the second Scholarship was, ‘Who Am I?’ As the graduates embark on the next chapter of their lives, we wanted this photo entry to represent who they are at this point in their lives. The winner of ‘Who Am I’ is Douglas Bird. Douglas was raised in Stroudsburg and his interests include running, photography, muscle cars, frisbee with his friends and the business world. He was very active in cross country and track all throughout his high school career and was also a member of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), the National Honor Society and the Sports Club. This Fall, Douglas will be attending Bloomsburg University to major in Marketing. Congratulations Douglas! Thank you very much to Local Flair Magazine, Salon Evol, Megawatt Communications and Stroudsburg Foto for joining Eileen Noelle Photography and Artistic Senior in this year’s scholarship awards. Go to EileenNoelle.com to find out more about Artist Senior and Eileen Noelle Photography.


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By Kaitlin Johnstone

As the years go by and new technology litters our lives, making them easier yet less personable, gone are the days of the mom and pop shops and attentive service, right? Not if the Rader family has anything to say about it. Since the 1950’s Mountain Springs Lake Resort has prided itself on being a family run business, offering the attention and quality that we have seen quickly fade away as the era of efficiency has taken reign. Nestled in over 325 acres of woodland with a 76 acre lake, this resort’s setting, service, and semblance are sure to impress. Over 70 years ago, 12 year old Jack Rader stumbled across this magnificent lake. While hiking to the top of Big Pocono with a friend, he realized even then that the beauty and tranquility of this spot would make a great get-away. Many years later he developed it into one of the most charming resorts around. With the idea of keeping it a family run business, guests can expect the level of hospitality and commitment that was instilled with the first generation over 50 years ago. Over the years, each generation has committed themselves to this business, making it the epitome of a family-run establishment. While the resort and area have changed, you can be sure the quality of service has never digressed. Visitors are treated to friendly, personable service and an experience they will not soon forget. Spanning over four generations, the Rader family will assure that your time here is nothing but perfect. With the family attending to everything from reception to cleaning to maintenance, you can be sure all your needs will be met. “We are truly a family run establishment,” states events coordinator Alisha Fisher. “We care about your experience. You can really see that when the phone gets answered in the middle of the night, or when the owner will get up in the middle of the night to attend to a problem. They even give out cell phone numbers a lot for people who might be checking in late. We really care, and I think the little things like that really show it.” Those little things pervade the resort in its entirety. Each cabin offers a full kitchen, living room, dining area, and separate bedrooms. Coupled with beautiful views of the lake and your own personal rowboat, guests are sure to love their home away from home. Enjoy activities year round with the local area offering


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skiing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, shopping, and antiquing. The resort itself offers beaches, fishing, tennis, walking trails, and a lounge area. With four generations in the mix, you can be sure nothing will be left out. “I would stay here and I live in this area,” expresses fellow events coordinator Cindy Petruzzi. “That attention to detail, means you do not have to worry about a thing.” Not only does this resort offer an amazing escape, but its family run qualities truly shine when it comes to events. The quality of service and amazing food are truly high-end and make this resort a top destination for weddings and events. “The food is amazing. It really is. There really isn’t anything you wouldn’t like. We get e-mails months later telling us that guests are still raving about the food. She just has that expertise, and she can apply it anywhere,” raves Fisher and Petruzzi about Chef Robin Rader. Expect to be treated like royalty once you decide to make the resort the setting of your special day. You are truly the center of attention, as the resort adheres to a strict one event a day policy. “We are here for you the whole day,” state the coordinators. “We arrive an hour before the bride and stay until the last guest leaves. We make sure that the vendors get here on time, that the set up was complete, that everybody got their food and it was hot. We really do run everything and the couple has nothing to worry about.” Adding to that high end feel, the bridal party receives a special suite in which to get ready, and the lucky couple also gets a complimentary night in the Cottage Suite. They also love to add that special touch that makes each wedding unique. “We’re trained that everything is a possibility. We never say ‘no we can’t do that.’ We always look into it.” Guests can look forward to this treatment no matter what their affair. The event staff is here to help you decide on local vendors, provide support equipment, and extensive menu choices. No matter the occasion they are sure to make it special. Even corporate events are impressive. With a corporate concierge, hi-speed wireless internet, audio-visual equipment, and a corporate cottage it’s easy to see why the resort would be such a popular destination. In a world that’s become so distant thanks to technology, it’s refreshing that a place with this service and these values exists in our own backyard. 6

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it's all about By Eric Mark


Steve Burgoon thinks now is the time to bring public access television to the Poconos. Burgoon, 39, of Tannersville, wants to share his years of experience in public access TV with the people of Monroe County---where he grew up and where he lives today, returning after a decade of work, much of it in television, took him out of the area. Burgoon graduated from Notre Dame High School and East Stroudsburg University, before he moved away to work in public access TV. His first experience in the field was an internship in Pittsburgh. Later, he worked in public access TV in Maryland and held numerous other jobs in the television industry. Now he is back home. Burgoon's work in public access fueled a sense of mission. “I fell in love with empowering the community,” he said. To that end, Burgoon formed the non-profit Pocono Community Access TV, or PCAtv. Public access television is defined as “a form of non-commercial mass media where ordinary people can create content television programming which is cablecast through cable TV specialty channels.” In other words, local yokels like you and me are the stars of the show. That's just what Burgoon wants to encourage. Burgoon suggests Public access TV provides a forum for a wide variety of programming. He cited the example of a public access program in Maryland patterned after the popular crimestoppers show “America's Most Wanted.” The local show that targeted local outlaws contributed to lowered crime rates in the region. Public access TV can also feature open sessions of government meetings, which allows people who cannot attend meetings to know what their elected leaders are up to. Also, service groups, school groups, performing arts troupes and other organizations often appear on public access programs. Burgoon likened public access TV to a sports venue or stadium. “We provide (people) with the playing field, they provide the equipment,” he states. PCAtv is trying to get a public access channel added to the line-up of Blue Ridge Cable Television. Though that has not happened yet, Burgoon is hopeful it will happen soon. As usual, the issue is money. The funding for PCAtv's anticipated $250,000 annual budget would come from the cable franchise fee revenue of one or more of the municipalities in the Blue Ridge Cable service area. The request to add a public access channel must come from one of those municipalities. Burgoon said he has talked with leaders of several municipalities, who generally support the concept of public access TV. The problem is that---so far---no one wants to be the first to commit to the project. “No one municipality wants to bear the financial burden,” Burgoon said. He added that he hopes that will change, as local leaders consider “the value added to the community” that public access TV can provide. Public access TV could “leave a lasting impression on the Poconos,” Burgoon says. “It could bring revenue into the community.” For more information, go to www.pcatv1.org/ From the PCAtv Web site: “Pocono Community Access Television was founded with the idea that EVERYONE in Monroe County, deserves a voice in the community. The basic idea behind our mission is television for YOU by YOU. YOU help decide what goes on the air by producing your own television shows. YOU produce television shows that are meaningful and important to YOUR community.” 6


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Jacqueline Mock:

Unique Woman, Unique Home Written by Paula Damiano Photos by Susie Forrester

Most people go through life trying to upgrade to the newest product, or get the latest technology. Many of us no longer revel in the past and view history as something that affected different people a long time ago. Yet, these are the things that Jacqueline Mock truly adores.

She had seen another old house in the area restored by chipping off the outer coating, and wanted to do the same. But there were no guarantees about what lay beneath her own home. They were lucky – beautiful old stonework revealed itself as the crumbling stucco was removed.

Mock lives in an 1820s stone farmhouse in the tiny hamlet of Fiddletown, just outside Kunkletown, PA. It was built by Michael Crisman in the early 1800s, and Mock is quick to point out that it was a farm house – not a manor house. Nothing fancy here – just sturdy stone construction. Dutch doors, divided horizontally so the top half can open while the bottom stays shut, used to keep farm animals out of the house while allowing light and air in. Now, these doors are used to corral Jacqueline’s stable of rescue dogs.

In order to compliment the house, Mock needed to spruce up the grounds. Farda Landscaping is midway through a beautiful reworking of the home’s decorative plant elements and hardscape, including an old millstone worked into the design.

Her husband’s family purchased the old house in 1935, and her research shows that very few other families have occupied the home except for the original owners. She has met an elderly local woman who once lived in the house, and shared remembrances of a decorated tree and small treats that appeared in an upstairs bedroom on a Christmas morning long ago. In 1999, Jacqueline and her late husband decided to make the house their full time home. Much of the property (77 acres of it) remains in pristine condition. There are waterfalls, thick woodlands and a fishing stream. The exterior walls were coated with a thick layer of stucco, added in the 1850s when Portland Cement became the “modern” building material of choice. The original stone walls were mortared with clay, horsehair and pig bristles, and the mortar had to be replaced or refreshed frequently. Adding the stucco coating reduced maintenance – but didn’t enhance the aesthetics. “The house looked like a poured-concrete box,” describes Jacqueline.


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Starting last year, Farda began turning this land into a historical paradise. While making sure to keep the historical integrity, the company added stairs, slate walkways, and lighting. Not only did the company make it more esthetically pleasing, they also made it more practical. Mock did not use many aspects of her surrounding area due to the dangerous conditions the night, snow, and rain presented. But now she takes full advantage of her establishment. This year, the company has added a patio overlooking the land’s pond, as well as a monument to honor her husband and his parents, who owned the house originally. Farda has created a stone pathway around an existing walkway so the monument can be taken advantage of to its fullest. The landscaping artists also made sure to preserve the grounds while they worked. By transplanting the lands perrenials until work was completed, Mock was able to retain a piece of the land that has been there for years. Mock’s love for history does not end with this beautiful house, however. She continues her interests by paying tribute to an author of the past. Beatrix Potter, the famed English author and illustrator of such literary classics as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, holds a special place in Mock’s heart.

Mock is an artist herself. In 1977, she and her mother visited an exhibit of Potter’s artwork in New York City. The small drawings, not much larger than the books they illustrated, deeply moved her. So did the exhibit’s information on Potter’s conservation and philanthropic work. Three hours later, with her mother nudging her to move on, Jacqueline knew that her life had changed forever. She immersed herself in reading about Potter. She started doing her own drawings on Potter’s themes. She and her husband planned a trip to Great Britain, with Mock scheduling visits to Beatrix Potter sites. When she mentioned the upcoming trip to her next door neighbor, the neighbor asked if she would give a talk about Potter and her vacation at a local library after her return. That first audience’s enthusiasm for the subject matter gave Jacqueline the courage to continue to speak. Mock has now given more than 1,000 public programs, speaking in 22 U.S. states and numerous British venues. She is famous throughout the world as a Beatrix Potter interpreter. Mock and Potter share several similar attributes. Beatrix Potter was a major conservationist. Mock has followed her role model’s lead. Her Kunkletown property will become a regional park after she passes, much like Potter donated her land to the National Trust. Eldred Township will own it, with the property managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. And Mock’s philanthropy seemingly has no bounds. Recipients include rescue dogs, her church, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, and even the Beatrix Potter Museum (for example, Mock paid to restore Potter’s family Bible so it could be put back on exhibit). In a time that has people so disconnected from history, it’s amazing how much one person can do, and how one company can help so much to promote history in the community. 6

Photo by Stephen Lippay Photos: The Mock home garden and walkway designed and implemented by Farda Landscaping Bottom Right: The Farda Landscaping crew

Starting last year, Farda began turning this land into a historial paradise.

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Farmhouse Kitchen, located in an actual farmhouse kitchen in Cherry Valley, is the place. Wendy Schroff is the teacher and host. For Schroff, it is clearly a labor of love. She welcomes small groups to her home and shows them safer and healthier ways to prepare, cook and eat wholesome foods. Along the way, the learners and the teacher/ hostess have a grand time. “I like to call it an experience; that's what it is,” Schroff said. “I teach healthy cooking classes in my home. They learn how to cook with different foods and to cook healthy… which does not have to be expensive.” The self-described “foodie” emphasizes organic and natural food preparation, starting with the well-known “eat what is in season” mantra. “My mission is to help people learn how to go to the farmer's market,” Schroff said. “I believe in sustainable living; keep it local. Cherry Valley is an ideal setting to appreciate such natural goodness." Several times a month, groups of three to ten attend cooking classes in Schroff's very large kitchen. They sit around her table and pepper her with questions in between nibbles and sips. Most Farmhouse Kitchen classes last about two and a half hours. Schroff maintains a class schedule on her website, but she will also work with the schedules required to allow groups of busy people to attend one of her classes. She also accommodates special requests, such as vegetarian-only classes. “I know many vegetarians who are not healthy eaters,” she said. “That is a misconception.” Schroff credits a lifetime of being surrounded by food-lovers and wonderful cooks, including her mother and grandmother, as her inspiration for studying nutrition, food preparation, cooking and natural and organic foods. Losing a large amount of weight and getting healthier in general played a part, too. “I lost much weight seven years ago, (and) made changes in my lifestyle,” she said. “I did a lot of reading, a lot of research.” Schroff also said she speaks with a nutritionist on a regular basis, though she does not have a degree in nutrition herself. Schroff moved to the Poconos from New Jersey about 20 years ago. She got the idea to teach natural cooking and eating in her own home several years ago, but first had to deal with medical issues. “I had a couple of surgeries and wanted to wait until I was healthy,” she said. She further described the Farmhouse Kitchen classes as “part of my healing process.” 6 Farmhouse Kitchen classes cost $50 per person, food and drink included. For more information, visit www.farmhousekitchenpa.com


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Pint Size Park Big Time Fun! Written by Kaitlin Johnstone Photo by Ali Schratt

Barley Creek has often impressed its guests with its food and brews. The Pocono Mountains original brewpub was established in 1995 and has always offered its diners and drinkers a unique atmosphere, with quirky decorations and of course its own brewery, which handcrafts award-winning brews on site. Barley Creek continues to expand with its outdoor dining. Beat the heat this summer and check out Barley Creek’s Pint Size Park. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and get your favorite Barley Creek dishes to enjoy outside. Take in the gorgeous rolling views of Camelback Mountain while enjoying a gourmet hot dog from the new hot dog bar with a frothy cold beer. With new renovations in place, guests can expect nothing but the best. Multiple landscapers worked for over a month straight. The deck was taken out and patio pavers were put down in its place. The pathways, as well as lighting, have also been redone. The Pint size park now includes 12 original Hawaiian tiki torches, as well as three fire pits and two fire tables. It’s easy to take advantage of this dining experience designed to help you relax and enjoy the season. The Pint Size Park is more than just an outdoor dining patio. It offers entertainment for young and old alike. Hit a few balls on the regulation size wiffle ball field, try a few bocce ball games, or toss a few ringers in the horseshoe pits. The park can also be reserved for parties and hosts many events as well. Take part in a Cigar Dinner on August 18th, or join in the fun at the S’mores for a C'ure event on September 30th. You can find Barley Creek off of Sullivan Trail in Tannersville. Visit BarleyCreek.com or call 570.629.9399 for more information. 6

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hy not make family night a night to help fight Cancer? Come out to Barley Creek on September 30th from 6-9p.m. for a night of family fun and to take part in the 1st annual S’mores for a C’ure event. For $25 a family you can sit around the fire and enjoy all you can eat S’mores while spending time together and helping a noble cause. Proceeds go towards funding the new Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center. Lisa Belardi Ambrose has arranged the event in memory of her father, Dario Belardi. Belardi spent his life being a strong advocate for the Pocono Mountains. He had a strong love for the community and for bringing people to the area. As former Executive Vice President of Caesars Resort, Belardi helped everybody to appreciate the beauty of the area. He served on the Vacation Bureau and several other community boards, and also volunteered in the United Way and St. Jude’s organizations. When Belardi was diagnosed with cancer he decided that he wanted to stay home and receive his care from PMC. He was confident that they had the knowledge and skill to help and could provide him with the best treatment available. He and his family quickly found out that you are not just a number at the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center. The care was personable and compassionate. Belardi felt that everybody should be entitled to this world-class care in their own backyard. Since her father was so involved in the region, what better way to pay tribute than by not only aiding those with cancer, but by helping the community through the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center as well? Belardi Ambrose hopes to raise awareness through an event that excludes no one. So grab the family, join in paying tribute to those who have been lost to cancer, and help support your community on September 30th. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.smoresforacure.org. 6


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Taste some of the best garlic dishes around and visit Antonio’s Grille. Antonio’s is located at Route 209 and Weir Lake Road in Brodheadsville. Call 570.992.2616 or visit AntoniosGrille.com for more information.

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Stop by to grab some ingredients and get your fill of garlic in every form possible with the annual Pocono Garlic Festival at Shawnee Mountain on September 3rd and 4th. Now in its 17th year, the festival has mastered what it takes to complete your experience. Meet the local gardeners, and enjoy getting to know those who make your food. And with their strict no duplication policy, you can be sure you’ll taste a plethora of different garlic dishes. Take in everything from garlic vinegar, to garlic flavored ice cream. Experience local restaurant creations and even garlic themed art, including pottery and paintings. Local musicians, demonstrations, and childrens’ activities make this an event the entire family will love. The festival is located at Shawnee Mountain off of Route 209 North. Call 570.369.6814 or visit PoconoGarlic.com for directions and more information.

Garlic Bread 1 16-ounce loaf of Italian bread or French bread 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2 large cloves of garlic, smashed and minced 1 heaping tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Method 1 - Toasted 1 Preheat oven to 350 2 Cut the bread in half, horizontally. Mix the butter, garlic, and parsley together in a small bowl. Spread butter mixture over the the two bread halves. Place on a sturdy baking pan (one that can handle high temperatures, not a cookie sheet) and heat in the oven for 10 minutes. 3 Remove pan from oven. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over bread if you want. Return to oven on the highest rack. Broil on high heat for 2-3 minutes until the edges of the bread begin to toast and the cheese (if you are using cheese) bubbles. Watch very carefully while broiling. The bread can easily go from un-toasted to burnt. 4 Remove from oven, let cool a minute. Remove from pan and make 1-inch thick slices. Serve immediately.

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Method 2 – Soft Preheat oven to 350°F. Make the butter, garlic, parsley mixture as above. Make 1-inch thick slices into the bread, but do not go all the way through, just to the bottom crust. Put a teaspoon or two of the butter mixture between each slice. Wrap the bread in aluminum foil and heat for 15 minutes in the oven. Found on SimplyRecipes.com


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Notre Dame Eyes Future The Notre Dame Regional School System is bringing Notre Dame Elementary School to the campus of Notre Dame Junior-Senior High School for the coming 2011-2012 school year. The completion of more classrooms in the recently-built high school is making it possible for the elementary grades to move into the Monsignor Cawley building where they will take advantage of a closer proximity to facilities and an increase in learning assets. Monsignor McHugh School will continue to offer kindergarten through grade 8 on their campus in Cresco. Principal Sister Mary Alice Kane, IHM, oversees the elementary program that offers a Montessori through pre-primary environment for children ages 3-6 followed by traditional kindergarten through grade 6 with programs that include art, band, computers, music, Spanish, and sports. Sister Mary Alice says that everyone is excited about the move. “The children will enjoy bigger classrooms with more computers, a chapel right down the hall, a private dining area, and plenty more outside play area,” she said. "And of course the theater and gym are right there as well.” Sister also added that she thinks the children will benefit from positive reinforcement from the older students in the Notre Dame family, a point that is not lost on junior-senior high principal Mr. Jeffrey Lyons. Mr. Lyons, in his 21st year as principal, says that without question, the number one positive that continually comes up is what a great family atmosphere Notre Dame has. “Parents and students regularly mention it as a big plus here that helps students excel and truly enjoy their experience at Notre Dame. We feel that this move will only strengthen that relationship because there will be more opportunities for student interaction and mentoring. This will also make it easier for some parents with multiple children because they will be on one campus. It’s something we already enjoy with McHugh when we do activities together.” Monsignor McHugh Elementary principal Mr. Christopher Tigue, who is also the Notre Dame system director, agrees. “We planned this move with the hope of increasing interaction between schools and providing better facilities and a more conducive learning environment so Catholic education will continue to thrive in Monroe County. It provides a great opportunity for our faculty to come together to continue coordinating the curriculum. We're very proud of the curriculum we offer which has culminated in 95% of our graduates entering higher education while meriting millions of dollars in college scholarships (class of 2011: 57/58 and $4.8 million)." Thanks to volunteers from all three schools (including many high school seniors) and the gracious help of local businesses Lombardo and Lipe, Paul Porter Contracting, and Walmart "the move" will be complete in plenty of time for school to begin on August 29. Families interested in learning more about Notre Dame schools can contact the guidance or advancement offices any time at 570-421-0466.

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Focusing On Success Pocono Eye Associates has three locations, twelve eye doctors, many thousands of patients – and a genial, small-town feel first instilled by the country doctor who founded the practice nearly 40 years ago. The key to growing the company from a single-doctor office in rural Barrett Township to a medical monolith, at least by local standards, is simple, according to Dawn Hoffman, Eye Associates administrator. "Always put the patient first,” she said, summing up the company's mission statement. The original patient put first was treated by Dr. Carl B. Weiss, a medical doctor who operated a family practice before he trained in ophthalmology – the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. Dr. Weiss opened Carl B. Weiss, P.C., in the Cresco area in 1972. The next year, Dr. Weiss relocated his office to East Brown Street, in East Stroudsburg. In 1975, Dr. Joseph Conahan, also an ophthalmologist, joined the practice and it was renamed Pocono Eye Associates, Inc. From there the company continued to grow throughout the 1970s and 80s. More doctors joined the Eye Associates team and the main office was relocated to Stroudsburg. The patient list grew into the thousands.

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In 1998 two major developments took place: The first Eye Associates satellite office opened in Mount Pocono, and the company's main office moved from Stroudsburg to the Plaza Court Medical Complex on Route 447 near East Stroudsburg. The second satellite office opened in Brodheadsville in 2003. By then, Eye Associates had a full squad of both ophthalmologists and optometrists, as well as a large team of technicians and administrative and support personnel. Even through all that change the patients still come first, according to Hoffman, the company administrator. “We do whatever we can do to accommodate the patient,” Hoffman said. She emphasized the Eye Associates policy of one-on-one care whenever possible. “We answer our phones ourselves – no machines,” she added, noting that many patients, especially senior citizens, find it reassuring to talk to a live person rather than deal with voice menus and recordings. "Pocono Eye Associates does not plan any further expansion in the near future," Hoffman said. "The staff has plenty of work to stay busy as is." "One change Hoffman said she noted in her 11 years with the company is an increase in the number of specialists who focus on a clearly defined portion of the practice. The number of specialties within the world of optical medicine continues to grow, as does the equipment needed to help patients achieve optimal outcomes," Hoffman said. Pocono Eye Associates offers refractive surgery, cosmetic procedures, laser eye surgery, corneal transplants and treatment for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases, in addition to general eye care such as prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses. For more information, see the company Web site: http://www.poconoeye.com For the record, an ophthalmologist is a licensed medical doctor who has been certified in ophthalmology, to treat diseases of the eye. An optometrist is a healthcare professional who provides primary vision care including sight testing and correction.

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Mount Pocono Dental

Don't Brush Aside Your Health! What better way to greet the new school year than with a perfect smile? Let your teeth do the talking for you after you visit Mount Pocono Dental and their award-winning dentists. Education and customer service allow this company to offer each patient the care they need. Mount Pocono Dental can offer you your entire preventative, restorative, and cosmetic needs. Their team of talented dentists stays up-to-date on the latest techniques and information allowing them to give you quality care alongside their superior service. Dr. James Sirotnak graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1991. Since graduation he has believed it important to keep himself and his staff knowledgeable about the newest practices and techniques. He has completed the osseointegration course at the Branemark Osseointegration Center. This course deals with the complexities of dental implants. Sirotnak is also a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and Scranton District Dental Society to make sure he constantly stays informed. Working alongside Dr. Sirotnak are Dr. Michael Salvia and Dr. Megan Martino. Salvia received his degree of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. Martino graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2006. Both take continuing education courses to this day. They are also members of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Come get your exams, extractions, fillings, cleanings, and anything else you need taken care of by this educated staff. Through their constant education Mount Pocono Dental is able to put the patient and their needs ahead of everything else. Their exams consist of a cleaning and polishing, as well as a gum evaluation and treatment, oral cancer screening, x-rays, and investigation of existing work at every check-up. First time patients may be eligible for a free exam, consultation, and x-rays. Mount Pocono Dental is located off of Route 196 in Mount Pocono. Call 570.839.2101 or visit MtPoconoDental.com for more information and to make your appointment today.


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Creating Better Students Impressive things are happening in a sunny second-floor classroom in Bartonsville, PA. The Sylvan Learning Center, located in Fountain Court, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. More than 2,000 students have been tutored here during that time, using the unique Sylvan system. The center helps a wide range of pupils, from kindergarten children to college age students. Educational basics, including reading, writing, and math are taught – but the primary focus is on learning skills. “We don’t teach the school curriculum,” explains Joseph Munson, co-owner of the Center. Instead, new students go through an assessment process that shows where their skill deficiencies are. “Then we go back and fill in those gaps,” Joe Munson says. Students learn time management, how to study, take notes, and prepare for tests like the SATs and ASVAB (for careers in the military, law enforcement, etc.) Sylvan Learning guarantees that with 36 hours of tutoring, students will advance at least one grade level above their original assessment. Many do even better. “They work at their own pace. The final results are pretty amazing,” says Christine Estep, Center Director. Students often stay with the program for years, honing their skills to match more demanding schoolwork as they advance. Younger pupils frequently need help with reading comprehension. Junior high students focus on study skills and test taking. For those in high school, math tops the list of scholastic needs. “Algebra is often a big stumbling block,” observes Joe Munson. Many school districts have eliminated summer school due to budget cuts. Sylvan also fills that educational void, maintaining the learning environment throughout the summer months. The center recognizes that students learn in different ways. There are visual (through the eyes) learners and auditory (through the ears) learners. Haptic learners are people who learn most effectively by hands-on experience. By identifying which approach works best for an individual student, the Center can customize his or her learning plan. Christine Estep and Joe Munson say that many factors in a child’s life can create learning difficulties. For example, a student’s problems with school can sometimes be traced to events like moving from one state to another, or a traumatic illness in the family. While local schools use the PSSA test to determine how students perform compared to other Pennsylvania school kids, Sylvan Learning uses the California Achievement Test instead. This compares students nationwide, and may be a more accurate assessment for long range planning of educational goals. The teachers at Sylvan are all state-certified educators. All in-person tutoring takes place onsite at the Bartonsville facility. The center also works with the East Stroudsburg and Pocono Mountain school districts as part of their No Child Left Behind programs. The center uses a rewards system to recognize students’ hard work and good results. Students can earn tokens to “buy” things at the Sylvan Store. Joe Munson says, “The system builds self confidence and teaches life skills as well.” The price for Sylvan’s tutoring is $47.50 per hour. Two hours a week is the suggested minimum for students. The Center will work with parents to create a flexible payment plan to match individual financial situations. In short, Sylvan helps its students master effective learning techniques while motivating them to stay engaged and eager to learn – a very worthy enterprise! 6

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Terrery Dental

High-Tech Dentistry As the new school year approaches, so do doctors appointments and sports physicals for the kids. Make sure you don’t get caught in the back to school confusion and end up neglecting your teeth. Before your kids head back, why not head to Michael J. Terrery, D.M.D at Terrey Dental in Bartonsville where they can attend to more than your average dental needs? Take advantage of their flexible hours, broad insurance acceptance, and quality service. Get a cleaning, fillings, x-rays, and exams among many other things. The full service practice can perform whatever must be done, and do it with the latest techniques and equipment. Dr. Terrery had an interest in the sciences since grade school. He went on to attend the University of Scranton and graduate with a Bachelors of Sciences. Throughout college his interests began centering on medicine in the dental field so he later attended Temple University and received his professional degree in dental medicine in 1994 and began practicing in the Poconos immediately after. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and Monroe County Dental Society. Always wanting to be up-to-date, Terrery has also taken over 100 hours of continuing education in the past three years. This has allowed him to offer the most current procedures. Terrery Dental’s Hi-tech dentistry puts them ahead of many other practices. You can come in and take advantage of their digital x-ray techniques, which offer immediate pictures and enhanced images with less radiation exposure. They also offer laser cavity detection, which involves using a light wand to measure the density of your teeth. This new practice often leads to catching cavities quicker than traditional methods and means healthier teeth in the long run. They also offer high magnification dentistry, zoom whitening, and an intra-oral camera, allowing patients to see for themselves what work needs to be done. What advantages do these techniques hold? Dr. Terrery explains, “Hi-tech instruments allow dentistry to be done faster and easier. Patients require less appointments to complete their dental work.” This means you can be out of the chair and back to life even faster. Terrery Dental is located on Route 611. Call 570.629.1300 or visit TerreryDental.com for more information and to make your back to school appointment today!


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August means one thing for parents: back to school. What better time is there to ensure your son or daughter’s long-term health than by scheduling them for their yearly immunizations? Immunizations are a way for you to say to your child, “I will never let your health get in the way of your dreams.” Don’t wait — this is the busiest season! Make an appointment with your local Spirit of Women hospital TODAY. So, let the preparations begin. It’s already August. Fall is just around the corner and the kids are getting ready for new classes and friends, which inevitably bring all kinds of new and different germs with them. Backpacks…check. Back-toschool outfits…check. Immunizations…where do you fit these in? Parents, as we rush around to make sure our little students have all the pens and paper they’ll need to successfully carry them through another school year; let’s not forget to put first things first and devote a little time to guarantee that they won’t be held back by illness. Vaccines will not only safeguard children against frequent disruptions like the seasonal influenza but will also protect them against the possibilities of rarer diseases. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. In the final days of summer, when there are no national holidays and no excuses, make immunizations your family’s priority: plan a happy outing that just happens to include a short visit with your friendly Spirit of Women nurses and physicians.

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1. Your infant may not need a dose of HepB at age 4 months depending on the type of vaccine that your healthcare provider uses. 2. Your infant may not need a dose of Hib vaccine or RV vaccine at age 6 months depending on the type of vaccine that your healthcare provider uses. 3. One dose is recommended for most people. Children younger than age 9 years who are receiving influenza vaccine for the first time, or who received only 1 dose in the previous season (if it was their first vaccination season), should receive 2 doses spaced at least 4 weeks apart this season. 4. This dose of DTaP may be given as early as age 12 months if it has been 6 months since the previous dose. 5. If your child’s vaccinations are delayed or missed entirely, they should be given as soon as possible. 6. All girls and women age 11 through 26 years should be vaccinated with 3 doses of HPV vaccine, given over a 6-month period. Boys and men age 11 through 26 years may also be vaccinated with one of the HPV vaccines (Gardasil) to reduce their likelihood of getting genital warts. The vaccine may be given to children as young as age 9 years. 7. If you have a teenager who is enrolling in college and planning to live in a dormitory and who hasn’t previously been vaccinated against meningococcal disease, they should be vaccinated now. Please note: Some children may need additional vaccines. Talk to your healthcare provider. Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/default.htm The Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.com The PMC Spirit of Women collaborates with the PMC Wellness Institute to provide health screenings and host educational events to further improve the lives of women and their families in the community. For additional information or to become a Spirit of Women member visit, PoconoMedicalCenter.org/JoinSpirit.

Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases an immunization schedule that will keep you and your kids on track. You can visit their website at www.cdc. gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/default.htm for online tools and useful information that will assure your child has a healthy and uninterrupted school year. Did you miss any dates on the schedule? Not to worry. The CDC, along with Georgia Tech, have created a new online tool called the Catch Up Immunization Scheduler to help you determine what the best options are to help get your kids back on track. It’s never too late to put health first. As parents, it’s not only our job to protect our children against preventable disease with immunizations but also to make sure that they know WHY they need those dreaded shots. Once they understand that getting stuck by a needle will keep them from being held captive by sickness, they’ll feel much braver and wiser. By enabling our kids with the right decision-making tools, we are facilitating a life of endless possibilities for them. Let’s not cripple our children’s ability to achieve success, let’s help them flourish. Good health = Good student = SUCCESS Children are the legacies we leave behind. Partner with your local Spirit of Women Hospital TODAY as allies and advocates for their continuous health, well-being and capacity for greatness!

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Out & About A Taste of the Poconos | May 24, 2011 | Mt. Airy Casino

Local Flair wrapped up Restaurant Week with A Taste of the Poconos, an event held at Mt. Airy Casino. Guests were able to get a look at what area restaurants have to offer as many provided a sampling of menu specialties. The event concluded with the announcement of the winners in categories ranging from Best Burger to Most Creative Menu. Do you recognize these faces? Tag yourself and your friends at Local Flair's Facebook page!


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