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S T. L U K E ’ S R E G I O N A L B R E A S T C E N T E R Now open in Monroe County Experience the most advanced imaging technologies with your comfort in mind The Center features breast imaging systems from GE Healthcare including:

Medical Office Building

• The lowest dose 3D mammography available

200 St. Luke’s Lane, Suite 301 Stroudsburg, PA 18360

• Senographe Pristina mammography system designed for patient comfort

• First in PA to offer Dueta, a patient-assisted compression device that allows women to control breast compression during a mammogram • SensorySuite experience, designed to ease anxiety and soothe the senses • Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS), a radiation-free option for dense breast screening

To schedule an appointment, call St. Luke’s Central Scheduling toll-free: 1-800-801-7745

THE FIRST NAME MONROE COUNTY TRUSTS FOR ORAL SURGERY Dr. Thomas E. Helfst has built a practice – and reputation – centered around delivering quality healthcare in Monroe County since he opened Stroud Oral & Facial Surgery in 1993. More than two decades later, he continues helping his patients achieve their goals with a personalized approach to care in each facet of practice – from oral surgery to cosmetic procedures and more. Choosing a healthcare provider is an important decision, and that’s why we invite you to learn more about Dr. Helfst, and his extensive training, at Contact our office with questions, or would like to schedule an evaluation.

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Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Adults $6, Children (3–17) $4, Seniors 60+ $4 Children under 3, Members, and ESU students admitted free Hoeffner Science & Technology Center Normal Street & Ransberry Avenue East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 570.422.2705 5 | LOCAL FLAIR


◆ Summer 2018

LETTER from the

EDI T O R My family is busy. So busy that I look forward to the last day of school more than most holidays! No more making lunches, waking up or going to bed early - and no more weekly schedule. Summer is our favorite - and we like it to be as lazy as possible! Lazy hikes to Pocono peaks, lazy days grilling and chilling in the backyard and lazy nights talking around a fire after a day spent exploring. A slow Pocono summer works magic for healing the soul and restoring peace of mind. This summer is chock-full of family fun events throughout the Poconos. Head over to The Pocono Garden Club’s annual Plant Show and Sale on July 14th. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Garden of Giving, which supplies healthy food to those in need within our community. Of course, fireworks galore will light up the sky for Independence Day. Our favorite start at dusk on July 3rd at Shawnee Mountain. Enjoy the show, music, food and other activities for $10 a carload. The Pocono Mountains Music Festival has a world-class lineup from July 27th through August 4th at various locations including East Stroudsburg University, Pocono Mountain School District and Buck Hill Falls. Make sure to get your tickets online at Downtown Stroudsburg is hosting Ladies Night on June 21st and the first Arts Festival on July 7th. Stroudsburg is coming alive with wonderful wineries, restaurants and eclectic galleries and shops to explore. So, grab your friends, family and head down to one of their great events this summer. See you again in August.

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The Lehigh River Sojourn is Wildlands Conservancy’s beginner-friendly 32.6-mile guided paddling trip on the Lehigh River. The event begins in the Pocono Mountains and ends in Easton. Sojourners travel through our region’s metro-wilderness – treasuring scenic views, visits from resident wildlife and a shared appreciation for preserving the Lehigh River.


Day 1: Whitewater - Drakes Creek to Glen Onoko (Ages 10+) Day 2: Canoe/Kayak - Lehigh Gap to Tri Boro Sportsmen Club 1 (Ages 5+) Day 3: Canoe/Kayak - Sand Island to Hugh Moore Park (Ages 5+)

Visit for tickets and information.

04 Shawnee Fireworks Display July 3 | Gates open @ 7pm - Fireworks at dusk Admission $10 per carload

01 Downtown Stroudsburg Ladies Night Out June 21 | 5-8pm Free

Grab a friend, sister, mom or anyone who would want to enjoy a walk through town as the stores, wineries, restaurants and art galleries invite you into their business for a special evening in our beautiful and historic downtown. Follow Visit Downtown Stroudsburg on Facebook for more info.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is holding its annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display, which benefits the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company. Bring your own chair or blankets for great slopeside seating.There will be an outdoor DJ, Uncle Sam Stilt Walker, Mark Clark’s “All American Magic Show” and various food & craft vendors. Visit for tickets and information.

02 Picturesque Art Show June 22 | 6-9pm - Artist Reception Free Admission

05 Guided Meditation Hike July 4 | 9am - 12pm Class fee or $17 drop-in rate

Enjoy the beautiful and picturesque artowks of the Pocono Mountains. Featuring the works of local artists at The Pocono Township Heritage Center. Artist Reception - Friday, June 22, 5-8pm Art Show - Saturday, June 23 Follow Pocono Heritage Center on Facebook for more information.

Take a 2 mile roundtrip hike on the AT with Boundless! First mile will be a guided meditation at a grassy field. At the stop, you will do some Surya’s (Sun Salutations) and a bit of journaling Return hike back is non-meditation. Follow Boudless Yoga Studio on Facebook for more information.



06 06 Lavender Festival July 7 | 9am - 5pm Paradise Lavender Farm Free

Head to Ross & Ross Nursery and check out the new Paradise Lavender Farm. Enjoy tours of the Farm, various demonstrations, shop their new lavender product line, local vendors and much more at this family-friendly event. Follow Paradise Lavender Farm on Facebook for more information.

07 Stroudsburg Arts Festival July 7 | 2-7 pm Free

Come to the first annual Downtown Stroudsburg Arts Festival and enjoy fine arts and crafts, live music, demonstrations and entertainment throughout the day. Rain or shine.. for information and to purchase tickets.


09 09 08 Oktoberfest in July July 14 & 15 | 11am - 5pm Shawnee Mountain Tickets: $7.50 - $12.50

Oktoberfest in July will feature two stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, ethnic craft vendors, new “Bier Stein Olympics”- fun games for adults and plenty of wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and cold brews. Children’s entertainment will include the Brat Man living statue, magic shows, rubber duck races, inflatable Bavarian slide, bavarian juggling shows, Stefan the Polish Magician and face painting. Visit for tickets

09 Disney’s The Lion King Experience Jr. July 2y - August 11 | Various Showtimes Admission Prices VAry

CHILDREN’S SHOW - The African Savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Visit for tickets and information.

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“Working together is what makes our club rewarding, purposeful, and often creates life-long friendships.” ~Sandy Dickl, Pocono Garden Club Photographer.


how does your garden The Pocono Garden Club’s mission is to create and foster a love of gardening, horticulture, landscape planning, and floral decorative arts. They accomplish these goals through monthly programs and awarding scholarships to the Monroe County Conservation District, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, and by contributing to various other local organizations. Their community service includes the maintenance of the Hughes Library Garden and the Judy Holtz Memorial Butterfly Garden at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center.

perennial farms and hands-on workshops. “Working together is what makes our club rewarding, purposeful, while very often creating life-long friendships,” shared Sandy Dickl, Club Photographer. The club’s major fundraiser is the Annual Flower Show and Plant Sale. It provides scholarships for educational activities and regional programs which promote the study of gardening, floral arts, conservation of the forests and native environments. “This year we will be in a new location,” said Peg Zukawski, Show Chairperson, “the Pocono Building at the Northampton Community College in Tannersville is a really beautiful space and the plants will show wonderfully there.” The show is July 14th from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $4 and children are free. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Garden of Giving, a local nonprofit whose mission is to provide low-income families with access to nutritional foods. In addition to this year’s program; “Creating a Butterfly Garden with Sharon Carey,” show attendees will also enjoy a bake sale, tricky-tray and a marketplace. This year, plant enthusiasts can look forward to an extended variety of plants for sale, including deer resistant, native perrenials, butterfly pollinators and more.

“The Pocono Garden Club began in 1936 when a group of ladies from Scotrun decided to form their own club after a visit to the Bushkill Garden Club,” explained Lucy Auger, President of The Club, “the first meeting was held with fourteen members. Officers were elected and the Pocono Garden Club was organized.” Meetings were held in the members’ homes for 10 years. When the firehouse was built in Tannersville in 1949, that became the new meeting place for the next 47 years. The meeting date was the second Tuesday of every month, as it continues today. Now, The Pocono Garden Club meets every month at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center in Bartonsville. The meetings offer informative programs, bus trips to interesting and informative botanical gardens and

For more information on the Flower Show contact Show Chairperson Peg Zukawski 570-355-0120 or Club President Lucy Auger 570-894-9639 10

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FEsTIVal OF WOOD August 4 & 5, 2018

A Celebration of our Natural and Cultural Heritage of Wood

Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday, 10am-4pm Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford PA Free Admission Sponsored by US Forest Service at Grey Towers, Pocono Arts Council & Grey Towers Heritage Association



Guides in Period Clothing Recreate Life on a 19th Century Pennsylvania German Farm

Historic buildings, farm animals, heritage crafts & more Summer Tours June 16 - September 3, 2018 Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday Noon - 5pm

July 3

Also Saturdays 6/2, 6/9, 9/8, 9/15 (10am - 4:00pm)

(Rain Date is July 6)

June 16 Summer Garden Party July 14 Music in the Valley August 11 Heritage Craft Day August 25, 26 Pocono State Craft Festival

Gates open at 7pm • $10 per car load

September 8 Farm to Table Experience & Dinner October 6, 7 Harvest Festival October 26, 27, 28 Spooky Days on the Farm December 1, 2, 8, 9 Old Time Christmas

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◆ Summer 2018


Paint a Circle the art of SHary Maloney By Kevin Conroy

A talented local artist comes around to her individual expressions “Paint a circle.” Her years as an Army Sergeant in post-Cold War Germany did not prepare her for this moment. After all the not knowing, the confused trying, Shary Maloney knew with those words that she would paint. Shary left the California Bay Area to settle with husband Kyle in Pennsylvania after seeing the beauty of the Pocono hills covered in a halo of snow. She became a mother, and when her son was old enough bought art supplies and tried to paint, with no idea how or where to begin. At a painting class, host artist Anna Kazupski suggested Shary paint a circle, words that took on a spirit of their own to echo through her life. In her first year of painting, a change began to take shape in the way she saw things: Shary began to focus less on scenery and animals and create with layers of color and texture, compassing her panels with accumulated gesso and acrylic colors. Today, Shary’s art begins with a vision that is revised again and again to bring out the color. We see this evolution in “Birches,” which displays her grasp of natural landscape and perspective through a palette of blue leaves and deep, red underbrush. “Heaven’s Glow II” is a riot of color and curved movement. Use of gold leaf is sometimes otherworldly, as in “Himalayan Night”, reflective material pierced through pigments may confuse viewers: these are some of the techniques that result in the moods and atmosphere of her work.

To view several of Shary’s canvases, go to and search for Shary Maloney, where you will find displayed twenty or more of her works. Viewing her range, it is probable Shary Maloney has merely begun her creative circlet, and will captivate sophisticates and art amateurs alike for many canvases to come.


Viewpoint is central to some of her canvases. The sense of urban skyline is apparent in “The Heavens Glow,” while a neighborhood street view can be imagined in “Reappearance of Falling Square,” both in colors at once subtle and exciting.

I have a vision in mind, then revise to bring the color out.

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IT’S BIERGARTEN SEASON! Sun - 1pm-9pm M-Th - 4pm-9pm

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@ The Renegade Winery 600 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA

The Renegade Winery is pouring a delicious variety of summer cocktails. They shared a few of their favorite, seasonal recipes with us. If you are in the mood for wine, try the Soigne. This dry white has aromas of green apple and tangerine and flavor layers of peach, green melon and pear. It finishes with subtle notes of citrus zest and spicy vanilla. Stop in to Winery and try a flight or let them mix you up something special!

The Soft escape Muddled Sage & Grapefruit 1 oz. Social Still Gin 1 oz. Simple Syrup 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice 2 oz. Renegade “Have More Fun� dry white. Shake and pour into a glass. Garnish with fresh grapefruit. Enjoy!

BlackBerry Jail Break Muddled Basil & Blackberries 1 oz. Social Still Gin 4 oz. Renegade Blackberry Fruit Wine Shake and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with fresh basil and blackberry. Enjoy!





















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St. Luke’s opens State of the Art

Diagnostic facility in Stroudsburg May 6, 2018 | Stroudsburg | by Sam Kennedy

St. Luke’s University Health Network opened its second diagnostic breast imaging facility, specifically designed to serve Monroe County and surrounding area patients in need of screening and diagnostic mammograms or advanced breast imaging. The new St. Luke’s Regional Breast Center-Monroe – located at 200 St. Luke’s Lane in Stroudsburg – is a state-of-the-art facility, modeled in function and design after the highly successful St. Luke’s Regional Breast Center in Center Valley. Every detail of this new facility, whose creation was driven by overwhelming demand at St. Luke’s Women’s Imaging in E. Stroudsburg, is structured to be patient-driven and patient-focused with tranquility at the forefront of the design. From the latest breast health technology to the warm colors of the waiting room and the fireplace and coffee bar, every amenity was constructed with patient comfort and ease in mind. “We are committed to doing everything we can to reduce a patient’s anxiety and that influenced each decision regarding the overall concept, patient flow and physical design,” says Michele Giletto, St. Luke’s network director, women’s imaging. “Knowing that most patients have anxiety about getting their mammograms because of the possibility of having breast cancer, we wanted to focus on patient comfort and care by providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere for patients and accurate and thorough evaluations with less wait time.” The Regional Breast Center includes breast imaging technologies from GE Healthcare, including its latest mammography system, Senographe Pristina, and Pristina Dueta, an industry-first, patientassisted compression remote control device that gives women the ability to control their own breast compression during a mammogram with the help of a technologist. St. Luke’s is the first healthcare provider in Pennsylvania to offer this patient-assisted compression device. Several of the nation’s top academic medical centers have recently adopted the Senographe Pristina mammography system that is now available at the Regional Breast Center. Developed by a team of women at GE Healthcare, the system is designed to provide a more comfortable patient experience with rounded corners, a thinner image detector made of carbon fiber composite that is softer and warmer to the touch than the material used on traditional systems and armrests so women can lean comfortably and relax their muscles to simplify positioning, compression and image acquisition. Patients can also choose to use Pristina Dueta, which helps to minimize the perceived pain and discomfort often associated with a mammogram.1 After the breast is properly positioned by the technologist, the patient uses a handheld, wireless remote control to adjust the compression based on her individual comfort level. Patients who use the remote control tend to be more relaxed and have found it improves the comfort of the exam.1

Danielle Dupuis and her husband, Roland, donated a grant to St. Luke’s in order to purchase the Senographe Pristina with Dueta. “I was very excited to help obtain this new equipment that will make the whole mammography experience as patient-friendly as possible and soothe anxious patients concerned about the discomfort of mammograms,” says Danielle. “We’re excited to help St. Luke’s bring this revolutionary technology to the Monroe County community.” The Center also features GE Healthcare’s SensorySuite, a spa-like exam room designed to create a more pleasant atmosphere for patients by allowing them to choose sounds, scents and imagery to experience during their mammograms, such as seascapes, gardens or waterfalls, which can help reduce anxiety, discomfort and pain during the exam. St. Luke’s Regional Breast Center - Monroe provides women’s imaging services including: • Lowest dose 3D screening and diagnostic mammography • Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) • Diagnostic breast ultrasound • Stereotactic breast biopsy • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and cyst aspirations The Center is staffed by highly skilled technologists and fellowship-trained breast imagers as well as a certified breast nurse navigator to provide education and support throughout diagnostic exams, and if needed, breast biopsy and diagnosis. “The concept of this facility reemphasizes St. Luke’s commitment to breast cancer screening and early detection. Because finding breast cancer early begins with proper screening, we make testing as easy and accessible as possible,” says Joseph Russo, MD, section chief of women’s imaging, St. Luke’s University Health Network. “With all of the stateof-the-art digital breast imaging and resources the Monroe facility has to offer, we provide the screening options that best address a patient’s individual risk factors, making early onset cancer most treatable and giving the patient the best possible outcome.”

To schedule an appointment at the new Regional Breast Center - Monroe, call St. Luke’s Central Scheduling toll-free: 1-800-801-7745 Monday thru Friday 7 am – 7 pm; Saturday 8 am – 12 pm. *1 IPSOS Patient Satisfaction Study sponsored by GE Healthcare, conducted with 160 patients who used patient-assisted compression across two sites in Europe, February 2017. Data on file.

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A G R E AT SUM M E R BE G I N S W I T HA WA R DROBE R E F R E SH - 1. Mara Gibbucci is a New designer at The Dressing Room in East Stroudsburg. Many of her 100% cotton pieces are available at the store. Follow The Dressing Room East Stroudsburg on Facebook for more info. 2. Nnew designer Kendra Scott’s ‘Dove’ earrings are available at The Shoppes at American Candle in Bartonsville. Go to for more information 3. This perfect Striped Tote is available at The Apple Tree in Stroudsburg. 4. The Gracey Cork Sandals provide the perfect finishing touch to this summer look. Quality, comfort and style are the epitome of ebvery Gentle Soul. Available at The Apple Tree - go to for more information.


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#momlife is so much easier when you’re living it frizz-freE Who runs the world? You or your curls? Busy moms have enough on their hands trying to run their lives like a well-oiled machine. Waking up an extra hour early to style your curly hair so it looks as together as you do means one less hour of sleep. It’s for this exact reason that the’ messy mom bun’ was born. Why shouldn’t busy moms look as together as they do on the outside as they are on the inside? We have enough to worry about and our hair should be the least of it. So, we went right to the source to find a solution for our messy mane. We asked Morisha G., a busy mom of two, who also happens to be the VP of Education for LASIO Professional Haircare—widely celebrated as the first and only water-based application in the Keratin Treatment category today—how she keeps her curls alive and defined.

This power trio works together to keep this busy mom’s curls alive and defined. “Less Product More Time,” is Morisha’s motto. LASIO’s Keratin Tropic treatment (With up to 60% curl reduction, Keratin Tropic is perfect for women who embrace their curls but are seeking to eliminate frizz. Keratin Tropic is also great for women with fine hair who are seeking to maintain body while restoring moisture) helps Morisha maintain her curly locks for 3 MONTHS without having to apply a ton of product to her hair every morning. Instead, she describes her morning styling routine as her “One Minute Miracle” and once we saw the results, we would have to agree. Step 1: Towel dry hair Step 2: Mix a dime size amount of Hypersilk Smoothing Balm with four drops of Hypersilk Advanced serum Step 3: Apply this dynamic duo evenly throughout the hair And voila, Morisha has a quick curl refresher in less than a minute.

“Wash & go hair is a need, not a want,” says this superwoman who travels to salons near and far educating our future LASIO keratin experts in training. Between taking her kids to gymnastics, Taekwondo, and basketball, and creating the LASIO training curriculum, Morisha doesn’t have time to style her hair every day. What are her secrets to living a frizz-free life? She credits these three products; LASIO’s Keratin Tropic treatment and Hypersilk’s Smoothing Balm and Advanced Serum aftercare products.

Morisha loves her curls and she loves having options even more. With her LASIO keratin treatment and Hypersilk aftercare products, having a bad hair day is never one of them.

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Summer means lazy days at the lake, backyard

barbeque’s and family hikes in search of the beautiful views of the Pocono Mountains. It also means over-exposure to the sun - and just because we live in the mountains doesn’t mean we aren’t at risk of developing skin cancer. In fact, one out of five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, shared Dr. Sanjiv Agarwala, M.D. Currently serving as Chief of Oncology and Hematology for St. Luke’s University Health Network, Dr. Agarwala filled us in on the risks, warning signs and preventive measures we can take to avoid skin cancer.

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what are the various types of skin cancer?

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There are three main types of skin cancer. The most serious is melanoma. Like all body tissues our skin is made up of cells: basal cells, squamous cells and melanocytes. The different types of skin cancer are named for the skin cell where the cancer develops: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are most common and often found in areas exposed to the sun, such as the head, neck, and arms, but they also can occur elsewhere. They are very common but are also usually very treatable. Here you can find out all about these cancers, including risk factors, symptoms, how they are found, and how they are treated.

What makes a person susceptible to skin cancer? The risk of skin cancer is much higher for Caucasian individuals than for African Americans or Hispanics. This is because melanin, dark pigmentation, helps protect against UV radiation. The risk of basal and squamous cell skin cancers goes up as people age. Older people have been exposed to the sun for a longer time. Men are two times as likely as women to have basal cell cancers.

As a general rule, to spot either melanomas or nonmelanoma skin cancers (such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma), take note of any new moles or growths, and any existing growths that begin to grow or change significantly in any other way. Lesions that change, itch, bleed, or don’t heal are also alarm signals. It is so vital to catch melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, early. Know your ABCDE’s: A- Asymmetry If you draw a line through the middle of a mole and the two sides match, it is symmetrical and therefore, benign. If you draw a line through the mole and the two halves do not match, it means it is asymmetrical, a warning sign for melanoma. B-Border A benign mole has smooth, even borders, unlike melanomas. The borders of an early melanoma tend to be uneven. The edges may be scalloped or notched. C-Color Most benign moles are all one color — often a single shade of brown. Having a variety of colors is another warning signal. A number of different shades of brown, tan or black could appear. A melanoma may also become red, white or blue. D-Diameter Benign moles usually have a smaller diameter than malignant ones. Melanomas usually are larger in diameter than the eraser on your pencil tip (¼ inch or 6mm), but they may sometimes be smaller when first detected. E-Evolving Common, benign moles look the same over time. Be on the alert when a mole starts to evolve or change in any way. When a mole is evolving, see a doctor. Any change — in size, shape, color, elevation, or another trait, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching or crusting — points to danger.

summer skin safety tips from dr. AGarwala • Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM. • Avoid tanning and UV tanning beds. • Avoid sunburn! Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water- resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. • Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months. • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month. • See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.

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Sharing a memorable, lifetime experience with your children can start on the greens. Here are a few tips for fostering a love of golf with your little ones, so you can be sure to have a great time together: 1. Any course may allow children to play, but to ensure that you can have an enjoyable time together, find a course that is kid-friendly. Be sure learners on the greens are embraced kindly by the staff and that other players are patient and understanding. 2. Inquire about children’s tee and cart fees. Some golf courses charge different rates for children players or include cart fees if children are sharing the cart with a parent or caregiver, so be sure you pick a course that offers a fair price for kids who are just getting a feel for the game. 3. If your children are still new to the links, you may want to be sure that the course offers a Pro Shop with children’s rentals so you aren’t spending extra money on new equipment if the kids decide their interests have changed after a few months of play. 4. If the kids DO take to the game, you might consider a course that offers lessons so the kids will be familiar with the course staff. 5. Finally, have some special time together at a club that offers with variety. If you pick a course that offers a driving range and putting green, young players and their parents can enjoy practice time together as well. No matter whether your kids are new to the game or have been playing for years, choosing the right course can be the difference between engaging your child’s lifelong enjoyment of the sport, or ending their interest with a shortlived, afternoon fling. Consider looking into Buck Hill’s semi-private Golf Course. The Club offers a great deal on golfing with children, and with three courses, you have variety for return visits. When you are finished with your round, putting time, or driving range fun, you can stop over to the Fairway Grille for a full menu that also features kid-friendly foods or take a dive in our olympic-sized pool! Contact the Buck Hill Golf Club Pro Shop for tee times: 570 595-7730.

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Are you dreaming of greener pastures? Have you been planning your escaspe from the urban life? Maybe you’d like to raise chickens, try your hand at beekeeping or perhaps own a horse or two? Are your neighbors’ houses slowly getting too close for comfort? If you’ve answered yes to one or all of these questions - your dream house is waiting for you in Greentown. Located in Pike County in the desirable Wallenpaupack Area School District, this traditional farnhouse has everything you need to plant your family roots for years to come. Originally built in 1915 by Lynn Kapp’s grandfather, this idyllic Pocono farmhouse retreat has been lovingly maintained throughout its’ century old life. Two additions, one in 1930 and another in 1994, have enabled Lynn and Fred Kapps to comfortably enjoy the 2,200+ square foot home in the Greentown countryside throughout the years. With their sights set on downsizing, the couple is ready to sell the family home. Three meticulous outbuildings and a two-car garage with extra storage space offer many options for this 12 acre property. Start a home brewery or winery in the main barn and store your craft in the original root cellar. Turn the original chicken coop into an artist’s loft, play house or or guest house. The buildings and acreage coupled with the low taxes make the options endless for this property. The living space has a traditional farmhouse feel. Three bedrooms and two full baths are ample space for a growing family in search of the perfect gentleman’s farm. The family room with cathedral ceiling and second story study off the master bedroom add an open concept through the back end of the home. Not only is the floor-toceiling locally-salvaged brick fireplace beautiful, it heats the entire house with a Jotul insert which burns either coal or wood.

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The Details 405 Saw Mill Road, Greentown, PA 18426 List Price: $399,800 | Taxes: $2,107 2,200 sq. ft. - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrroms Family room with cathedral ceiling. Dining room and office in original house. Modern kitchen, root cellar and farmahouse porch. Custom floor-to-ceiling fireplace with locally sourced bricks from Honesdale, PA. Jutol coal/wood fireplace insert heats the home. Additional heating source is cast iron/hot water baseboard.

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Real Estate Market Continues Healthy, But Demand Outpacing Supply As a recap from last issue, the real estate market (both national and local sales) has been on a very torrid pace. Nationally, the economy has been a large driver of appreciation along with a severe lack of inventory. The same scenario is playing out locally in both the Poconos and Lehigh Valley, with the addition of business expansion growing locally at a rapid pace. Interest rates, which are tied to the 10-year bond continued to stay consistent around the 4.5% rate, while the bond market held steady at the 2.8-2.9 rate. This is continued good news, eventhough it is an increase over a year ago - mortgage rates remain low comparatively.

keep prices on the increase. Nationally, the market increased in April by about 2% while locally, in Monroe County, it was up 5.9%. While this as still a nice increase for April on a moving annual total basis - it was far below March’s number of 28.1%. While one month is not enough to form concern yet, as I wrote in the last issue we are beginning to test our highs. It will be interesting as the summer season approaches to watch these numbers to see if a trend line develops or if it simply bounces around. In Northampton and Lehigh Counties (which are analyzed together), average home sale prices were up a strong 11.8% year over year for April.

The decrease in homes sold year over year in both the Poconos and Lehigh Valley continues. The Poconos Inventory level is down 6% and homes offered for sale are down 25.4%! In the Lehigh Valley the inventory situation is even worse with homes sold down 10.6% and homes offered for sale off by 33%. Exactly one third less homes being offered for sale in the past 12 months on an annual basis! This has made it difficult for buyers in the market to secure a home with multiple offers coming in on homes the first week they are listed for sale which is resulting in bidding wars. Today it is not unheard of in the area’s most desirable townships or school districts, for it to take someone two, three or even four tries to get the home of their dreams.

The last trend we will take a look at are Pending Home Sales, which tend to predict the coming couple of months closed sales. In Monroe County, these are up 13.9% which is agreat number considering new properties coming to market were down 7.2%. In the Lehigh VAlley, Pending Home Sales increased by 7.2% while the amount of new properties hitting the market decreased by 4.6%. In closing, all of these numbers continue to provide a fantastic opportunity to list and sell your home. If it is something you had been considering, however you were waiting for the market turn positive - now is the time. Real Estate is always neighborhood specific, so if you would like to inquire about your opportunity please give me a call to discuss today!

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The Pocono Mountains Music Festival (PMMF) is pleased to announce its 2018 schedule of events. Audiences will enjoy world-class entertainment with Award-winning performers including film and theater star Tony Roberts, Drama Desk nominee Barbara Andres and Broadway, film and television’s Andrew Keenan-Bolger along with many of New York’s top Broadway and cabaret vocalists. The Festival’s newly appointed Artistic Director, Scott Coulter, added, “The Pocono Mountains Music Festival not only brings extraordinary talent to the Pocono Mountains but also highlights the many brilliant performers living in our own backyard. I’m excited and honored to be part of this amazing musical experience.” PMMF is proud to be one of four organizations in the U.S. to participate in the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Jerry Herman Broadway Legacy Prize. During the two-week Performing Arts Camp, award winning Broadway performers teach a master class culminating in two students receiving the Herman Legacy Prize honor. The two student winners will perform with the Broadway stars the following evening accompanied by own orchestra, the Pocono Pops!.

Pocono Mountains music festival 2018 schedule of events You’ve Got a Friend: The Music of the Brill Building Friday, June 15, 2018 | 7:30 PM | The Cooperage Project

In the middle of New York City, in the heart of Times Square, sits The Brill Building, home to songwriters Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Lieber & Stoller, Neil Diamond, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, among others. The songs they wrote changed the sound of popular music and became some of the most iconic songs of all time. Multi-award winning vocalist Scott Coulter takes you on a journey into the music —and the stories—of the singers and the songs that defined a generation.

A Century of Song: A Centennial Celebration Friday, July 27, 2018 | 7:30pm | Smith-McFarland Theater at East Stroudsburg University

It’s been almost 100 years since the birth of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Desi Arnaz and Dean Martin. To celebrate the lasting influence these legendary artists had on American music, the Pocono Mountains Music Festival is proud to present an electrifying evening honoring their incredible legacy. A cast of New York City’s top vocalists will be joined by current and former residents of the Pocono Mountains in a concert that will bring together world-class talent from around the world and our own backyard.

Southern Comfort: A Down-Home Country Music Jamboree Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 4:00pm & 7:30pm | Smith-McFarland Theater at East Stroudsburg University

Rosin up your bow and get ready for a toe-tapping evening filled with thrilling 3-part harmony as we celebrate the glory of country music! Join “The Honky-Tonk Tenors” (NY Daily News) as they perform classic country tunes going from the 1940s all the way up to the hottest contemporary hits.

Love Letters: A Play by A.R. Gurney Starring Tony Roberts & Barbara Andres Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 4:00pm | Smith-McFarland Theater at East Stroudsburg University A special presentation of A.R. Gurney’s classic, Pulitzer Prize-nominated play “Love Letters.” The epistolary two-character play centers on Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III over their fifty-year life story. A favorite of audiences all over the world, we are pleased to bring it to the festival starring film and stage star Tony Roberts and Drama Desk nominee Barbara Andres.

Cabaret Night with Broadway’s Andrew Keenan-Bolger Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 6:00pm & 8:30pm| Tennis Tea at Buck Hill Falls

New York fun and sophistication come to the Tennis Tea with a performance by Broadway fan favorite, Andrew Keenan-Bolger. You’ve seen him on Broadway (Newsies, Tuck Everlasting, Mary Poppins), film (Newsies), television (Nurse Jackie, MTV’s FNMTV) and on the hit web-series about life in the Broadway spotlight, Submissions Only where he wore the hats of creator, producer, writer, director, editor AND actor. Now experience his soaring voice and captivating storytelling in our intimate cabaret setting.

Performing Arts Camp Showcase: The Room Where It Happens Friday, August 3, 2018 | 7:30pm | Pocono Mountain East High School

At the end of a two week intensive program for aspiring artists, the Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Camp students will present their newly honed talents in a showcase directed and produced by industry professionals.

Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 7:30pm | Pocono Mountain East High School

Jerry Herman is a legendary composer/lyricist of the American Musical Theater and one of Broadway’s most beloved icons. A cast of top Broadway and concert stars, together with students from the Festival’s Performing Arts Camp will celebrate the songs and stories of one of the true giants of the theatre. This concert marks the debut of our own orchestra, the POCONO POPS!

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SOHO in the Burg; Spring Opening at The Renegade Winery On Friday, May 11th, The SOHO in the BURG Gallery (within The Renegade Winery) in Stroudsburg, held an Artists’ Reception. On display were works from Jill and Jack Swersie, Shary Maloney, Anna Kuzupski, James Chesnick and the gallery’s curator, Andrea Robbins-Rimberg. The next opening is scheduled for July 7, 2018 during Stroudsburg’s first Annual Arts Festival. To learn more about SOHO in the Burg visit them on Facebook;





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Spring for the Arts at Stroudsmoor’s Woodgate Spring for the Arts 2018, the Pocono Arts Council’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and “A Night at the Kentucky Derby” was held on Friday, May 4 at Stroudsmoor’s Woodsgate. The council honored Jim Smeltz (posthumously) with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Suzanne Anderson Rising Star Student Scholarships were awarded to Melissa Salvadeo (Stroudsburg High School) and Danielle Kunkle (Pocono Mountain East High School. Laura Goss, executive director of the Pocono Arts Council from 1992-2017, received special recognition by being honored with the Laura Goss Volunteer of the Year Award, which will be an ongoing award given each year to a member who goes above and beyond in their volunteer efforts to help the Pocono Arts Council. The event featured a Kentucky buffet with favorite southern foods and mint juleps; entertainment by East Stroudsburg High School North chorale directed by Keith LaBar and Eleve Dance Company directed by Deidre Sears; raffle fun; online auction activities;a hat parade, and special art exhibits in the Auradell Gallery, featuring artwork by Sherwood Samet and James Gloria with sales benefiting the arts council. To support he Art’s Council go to Photos by Jane Mayhew MacHale 42

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The 11th Annual Black & White Gala at Kalahari Resort & Convention Center On Friday, May 11th, The 11th Annual Black & White Gala benefitting Women’s Resources of Monroe County was held at Kalahari Resort in Tobyhanna Township. One of the Pocono’s most anticipated events of the year brought out 390+ guests who danced to the music of the lively band RIO Guests also bid on exciting silent and live auction items and celebrated another fabulous year with great food, fun and community. To learn more about Women’s Resources of Monroe County, visit them at Photos by Eileen Noelle -


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