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Letter from the Publisher I’m so grateful for this time of year. The kids are back in school, we have fallen back in to our rhythm and the chill in the air is sending us inside to nest! I cook, I clean, I snuggle with my family and I spend much more time in my house. This issue is full of amazing homes, art, fashion and the usual “must-go-to” events throughout the region. While I love holing up in my house, I also love wandering around the Poconos and trying out new places, dishes, hikes and shops. And I have recently become extremely addicted to running, so I am scouring the area in search of great little races I can enter. The Pocono Mountains are awesome this time of year... never a shortage of things to do while surrounded by natural beauty! Keep it Local!

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at Mountain Springs Lake Resort Lizzie’s Circle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and the only dedicated resource that assists families who have pediatric cancer patients residing in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The Black & Orange Gala, benefiting Lizzie’s Circle, is a 21 and over formal dinner and costume gala, being held at Mountain Springs Resort in Reeders, Pennsylvania on Friday, October 25th from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. The evening will include DJ dancing, entertainment, a costume contest and silent auction. Tickets are $75 until September 15th and are limited. From September 15th up until October 20th, tickets will be $100 per ticket. To purchase yours, email Christine Harvell at christine@harvell.com


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Digging Pop


Tim Shanley

By Roseanne Bottone

Pop artist Tim Shanley was destined to become a painter. His childhood was enriched by his favorite uncle, Jack – an artist from Brooklyn; his parents’ friends – an eclectic group of artists and musicians; regular visits to museums; and a home stacked with beautiful art books. Yet he says, “I believe artists are born and not made.” When he was only 12 years old, a grade-school teacher and his classmate Carla became his muses. The trio never directly collaborated, but “We kept an eye on each other,” Tim recalls. Then a powerful force intervened. When he was 20 years old, his mother, a loving but strong and influential Irish woman, admonished him and said, “You will never make any money as an artist.” Tim was a sensitive young man and took this discouragement to heart by distancing himself from the art world and finding more traditional employment. “One day I ‘woke up,’” Tim says with emotion, “and I realized I had wasted 15 years of my life not doing what I loved.” He experienced his epiphany at the age of 35. The paint lured him in through the proverbial back door. He was painting interior walls of gorgeous homes in Westchester County, New York when he was overcome by a spontaneous moment of inspiration. “I was practically in a trance as I furiously painted a still-life right on the wall.” He stepped back and examined his unplanned creation and recalls he said something like, “Whoa!” Tragically, around this time his mother had passed away in an automobile accident. As he covered over his handiwork he looked up and spoke to her. “I’m going to prove you were wrong,” he whispered. Today Tim’s work is displayed in art shows around the country. Some shows draw as many as 50,000 visitors. “People will grab a painting they like off the wall of my booth and tuck it under their arm so no one else can snatch it away before they pay for it,” he laughs. His success, however, is borne of old-fashioned hard work. Fifteen-hour workdays are the norm. He works on what’s calling out the loudest: a desire to paint, a website update, photography work, editing or print making.


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Of the painting process itself, Tim says, “It comes naturally to me. At the initial composition stage, I just let it go.” His compositions encourage movement of the eye and use bold colors – usually a pallet of six rainbow colors. He becomes so engrossed in the creative process that “some paintings I don’t even realize I’m painting. I can have a ‘problem child’ too,” he jokes. “Those paintings can take years!” Tim grew up in the 1960s and ‘70s, a time of peace and love, when young people painted their Volkswagen vans, pianos and sneakers in bright, expressive colors. Pop art is his thing. “I don’t dig realism,” he explains using language that reveals the influence of the hippie culture. He paints frogs, objects, cats and plenty of fruit. “Cézanne and Picasso painted fruit, so I do, too.”

“I don’t dig realism.” Perhaps because he believes that artists are born, Tim is keenly aware of how children react to his work. He recounts the time when a young boy was fascinated with one of his prints. Tim asked the boy, “How old are you?” The boy answered, “I’m seven.” Tim responded with great delight, “Wow! You’re not going to believe this, but today we’re having a 50% off special on prints just for seven year olds!” The little boy beamed as he left with his new prized possession. “What more can an artist ask for?” Tim asks with a smile. To view Tim Shanley’s work and for information on upcoming exhibits visit tshanleyart.com. Or connect on Facebook at www. facebook.com/timshanleyart

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By Susan Crowley

America’s twentieth century photographer Paul Strand said, “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” Jennifer Amazon is counting on that vision as she embarks on her journey of bringing art to the local public through exhibition of her own work and as teacher/director of AmazonArtEd. Amazon’s lifelong relationship with art started with an experience she had as a youngster. In a class where the assignment was to draw a tree, the child sitting next to her drew an apple tree with beautiful red fruit and green leaves. “I wanted mine to be as good as hers or better. I knew then, I wanted to be an artist,” stated Amazon. She pursued her aspiration with a Bachelor’s degree in illustration from New York’s FIT and traveled to countries around the world with her suitcase and sketchbook in tow. She did freelance work and exhibited her own art, but it wasn’t until after the birth of her son that she decided to share her passion for the arts through teaching. Amazon went back to school and received her Master’s degree in art education, moved to Pennsylvania, and this is where AmazonArtEd begins. The New York City native found new experiences lay in store for her in the Pocono Mountains. Amazon started to reach out into the community to teach. Pocono Farms East in Tobyhanna allowed her to use the clubhouse to teach arts and crafts to children. This fall she expanded her classes and will be working


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with Stroudsburg Studios to bring after-school programs into downtown Stroudsburg. She calls this the “Amazon Invasion.” Amazon believes that “art is a magical way to help children interpret the world around them, provide a creative outlet, and a way to connect with others.” She hopes to provide those avenues to all those who participate in the art classes. Amazon also offers classes for adults with creative and fun venues like Brunch and Brushes and Drink and Draw, where live models are provided for three hours of sketching enjoyment. Amazon works in various media, including watercolor, acrylic, pencil, and mixed media. Her work will also be exhibited at the The Living Room in Stroudsburg, as the featured artist for the month of December. Art education “Amazon Style” will be an exciting opportunity for those wishing to develop their creative being or those who are just beginning to explore the arts. “Sharing art with others is vital; art is the universal language,” she says. “And we all speak it. My goal is to help nurture that.”

Connect with Jennifer Jennifer Amazon’s class offerings at: www.AmazonArtEd.webs.com View her personal work: jenniferamazon.com, facebook.com/IAmazon etsy.com/shop/TheAmazonBazaar

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Red Run Gallery

“I get inspiration from the outdoors,” says James Brown, artist and owner of Red Run Gallery in Pocono Pines. He also draws inspiration from the fellow artists whose creativity he supports by displaying their work in the vibrant shop that attracts both visitors and locals.


As he strolls through the yellow, red, and purple rooms of his gallery, he speaks of each piece and its artist with the passion of camaraderie. “I’ve carried Skip Sensbach’s pottery since I opened,” says James. He’s an artist from Dallas, PA. I love the fern pattern.” James points to an articulated scorpion pin, made of bronze and sterling silver. “This one is by Ricky Boscarino, you know, ‘Ricky of Luna Parc.’ I have such a great network of like-minded individuals, like Ricky.” Ascending the chartreuse staircase, James arrives at a room displaying his own artwork, images formed by grinding and sanding sheets of steel so that desired images emerge from the rusted surface. “I had a gallery in Boothbay, Maine for a while, but wanted to return to the Pocono Mountains,” he explains. “New England villages and charming towns like New Hope and Sedona have such amazing galleries, and I wanted to bring that shopping experience to this area.” 1. Rusted images formed on steel plates, by James Brown, Red Run Gallery owner

5. Coasters sliced from local trees by Herman Mensing of Pocono Pines

2. Enamel transfers of insect pencil drawings by Laura Zindel of Vermont

6. Bronze or silver jewelry cast directly from plants, by Michael Michaud of New York

3. Functional ceramics by Skip Sensbach’s Green Dog Pottery in Dallas, PA

7. Metal art from reclaimed materials – a turtle from army helmet by Fred Conlon’s Sugar Post Metal Art in Utah

4. Colorful lighting fixtures from cocoa leaves




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Furniture Tells a STORY When

By Karen Tetor

Richard Sommers bends down to trace his hand over a cross-section slab of maple with a diameter of almost 4 feet. “This piece is from a tree that fell along Route 447. It’s going to make a beautiful table top,” he says. Undoubtedly, that table will retain its “live sides,” the natural edges that characterize much of Sommers’ furniture, fashioned from local wood, and crafted in his shop in Canadensis. Every table, bench, chair, sideboard, hutch or even kitchen cabinet evolves from the loving hands of the craftsman who transforms a tree into art. Sommers polishes the surface of a table he made from wormy pecan, the wood’s natural fissure with live edges artistically bonded with butterfly joints. “Each piece is signed and dated,” Sommers says. “I use mortise and tenon joints. Every drawer is dovetailed.” He is eager to explain the process,

such as that the decorative tiger-stripe grain in a desk comes from quarter sawing, which also gives greater stability and less shrinkage. A long-ago lodged BB and a ring once used to tether a horse will remain imbedded in slabs of woods awaiting his hands. Slices exposing gradients from a burled oak bring their own patterns to the table. For Sommers, the story of each piece of his handcrafted furniture begins with the tree. “People call me when they find a fallen tree they know I’ll love,” he says. He confesses his special passion for the slabs of spalted maple drying alongside his workshop. “You never know if a fallen maple has spalting until you cut it,” he says. A furniture maker discovers treasure when that cut reveals the unique coloration and patterns formed by a fungus. “The black-out lines create incredible designs.”

Sommers turned to full-time furniture making only in his retirement. The seeds of craftsmanship had been planted by his father, a mason and carpenter who during the depression had built a lathe using the frame and parts of a Model A Ford. Several years ago, Sommers took on an apprentice, Mary Redfern, who has both technical and artistic expertise. Having met in church, he and Mary bonded in their love of craftsmanship. Mary is now his fiancée. She laughs at his story about his first attempt at furniture making, a “terribly ugly table” Sommers made in shop class at the Barrett School. The table now lives in the attic. “We’ll make whatever you want,” says Sommers, “from cutting boards to custom kitchen cabinetry.” One customer requested a Mission-style coffee table that houses drawers for USGS maps. Sommers’ cutting boards are frequently requested gift items. Specialty furniture includes tables with inlaid chessboards or octagonal outdoor tables with geometric patterns of walnut and locust. “We stand behind every piece,” he insists. You can contact Richard Sommers, Sr. for more information about Fine Handcrafted Furniture by calling 570.460.5899 or by emailing pacustomfurniture@yahoo.com

Nov. 29 - Dec. 1

Skytop Holiday Arts Festival Visit Mr. Sommers’ popular exhibition & sale area at the annual Skytop Holiday Arts Festival held every Thanksgiving weekend at Skytop Lodge. This premier fine arts/fine artisans show will jump-start your holiday shopping! A wide selection of Richard Sommers’ furniture and cutting boards is available at Mountainhome Antiques, 6582 Route 390 Cresco. Kitchen items can be found at Cook’s Tour in Mountainhome.


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By Karen Tetor

This fall’s Louis Vuitton advertising campaign features a seductive coterie of fur and satin clad women waiting for something… someone. They lean, recline, and pause in a vintage 1940s living room, its walls a canvas of luxurious gray/blue wallcovering. Yes, their handbags are by Louis Vuitton. And the wallcovering is by textile designer Ann McGuire, a resident of Buck Hill Falls. husband Chris did the carpentry work, from cabinets, wainscoting and building stairs. I got to focus on the fun stuff, like choosing colors that enliven the space and try out some of my favorite decorative painting finishes. I was also able to paint a mural of Buck Hill in the Dining Room. We now live here permanently with my daughter Eleanor and son Jack.

Concept to Conception

Textile Designer

“We designed and produced the wallcovering for the Louis Vuitton campaign here at the studio in Cresco. The campaign is appearing Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar and other high-end fashion magazines. We are very honored to have been asked to collaborate with the very talented set designer Mary Howard. We are also working on another very exciting project; wallcovering for Skytop Lodge. We are producing commercial grade wallcovering for one sample guest room. From there, we are hoping to develop an entire signature collection for the Historic Hotel. Besides these two amazing assignments, I’ve been fortunate enough to work in some of the most beautiful homes in America mostly through the highly acclaimed designer Victoria Hagan. One of my favorite textile design projects was for actor Bill Murray. We designed and printed both wallcoverings and fabrics for his Nantucket home.

Living in Buck Hill

“Buck Hill inspires me with nature. Nature always gets it right. I spent all my summers here in Buck Hill Falls. My grandparents started coming up in the 1930s. My family has expanded throughout the community, which makes it so much fun for all the cousins. Fourteen years ago, my husband and I bought the oldest house in Buck Hill, an 1879 farmhouse that needed a ton of work. We didn’t have a huge budget, so we did the work ourselves. My


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“I work from a concept. For example, I wanted to create a collection that reflected the rustic elegance you find in Buck Hill. I started focusing on the images of trees, wild flowers and wild life. From this came the patterns: “Acorn,” “Rhodie,” “Falls,” “Trout” and “Sunflower.” A cottage here has these patterns of wallcoverings. I especially like the pattern “Falls,” which is based on the timelessness of woodcut prints and includes bears, deer, rabbits, the Buck Hill Falls, wooded mountains and even a trout jumping out from the stream. My design process is: get an inspiration which can come from anywhere, start to sketch out the idea, refine the drawing, turn that into a stencil, test print, and rework, rework, rework. Then once it looks great, I commit the images to a silk screen. Then I can then move onto what colors to work with.

Visual Destinations

“If you want to create change in your home that won’t destroy your budget, create a visual destination in your home and have fun with it. Treat one wall with a signature look, a bold color, a high-gloss sheen, or wall covering. A bathroom or dining room is a great place for visual focus. A bathroom is a small, personal space; you get a chance to pause there for a moment. A dining room is a gathering place, a social and creative spot where all sorts of stories are shared and fabulous food is enjoyed. It’s another place that deserves some special attention.” You can find out more about Ann’s work at annmcguirestudio.com

Ann McGuire’s artistry embellishes the walls of the Crawford home in Buck Hill Falls.

“Buck Hill inspires me with nature. Nature always gets it right.” Ann McGuire

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Community Dance Program Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Children’s Dance: Saturdays October 19 – Nov. 23 9:30-10:15 a.m. .................Creative Dance 4-5 yr. olds (new) 10:15-11:00 a.m. . .............Creative Dance 4-5 yr. olds (returning) 11:00-11:45 a.m. ..............Lyrical Contemporary 6-8 yr. olds 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. ....Hip-Hop/Jazz 9-12 yr. olds Cost: $60 per 6-week session


Adult Classes Fall 2013

Adult Yoga/Pilates: Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Adult Zumba Tuesdays, Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 – Dec.12 (no class Nov. 18-21) Cost for each 6-week session: $66 once a week, $132 twice a week

To register and for information about Spring Classes ESU Office of Conference Services • 570-422-3061 • 96 Normal St. East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2999

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By Allison Mowatt

“The Kohler kicked in, and in about ten seconds we had full power. Lights, AC, full kitchen and bathroom, laundry... absolutely everything!” As the crisp, smoky autumn air envelopes us in its clear and refreshing glory, we all wish this season could last for months as pumpkins, scarecrows, cornstalks, apples, leaves and cornucopias decorate storefronts, homes and hearths. But the promise of winter is just around the corner, and with that reality is the all too familiar possibility of heavy snow, ice and wind. Living in the mountains throughout winter is perfect for abundant ski slopes and other fun outdoor activities or bundling up near a fire with a steaming beverage. It’s also when brutal storms rip through the area, delighting local students with days off from school and leaving homeowners without electricity for hours, days, sometimes weeks. Luckily, with the help of generators as a backup power source, people can stay warm and comfortable in their homes until power is restored. Critical Systems Generator Services is a Tannersville-based power generation company specializing in back-up generator planning, site preparation, selling and servicing generators, offering preventative maintenance and providing rentals. Owners Thomas and Danielle White opened their business in 2007 in Pocono Summit. The couple relocated their business to Tannersville earlier this year at 2369 Route 715 Plaza Suite 3 with an expanded storefront and garage. They carry a broad range of residential, industrial and commercial generators including the popular brand, Kohler. In addition, they provide referrals for talented, local electricians who can install any generator.

“We’re here to help,” Danielle stated. “The idea of losing power for an hour or week is a disruption to our daily lives. There’s nothing glorious about a flooded basement or frozen pipes. Informing residents about the security of a home stand-by generator saves their house from damage, protects their memories and ensures comfort during a power outage.” Generators are also instrumental during tropical storms and other natural disasters. The Mikuchonis family lives in Stroudsburg and is familiar with the annoyances of being without power for days when other parts of town have lights blazing. After continuous outages over the years, George Mikuchonis had enough. He did his research and decided to purchase a Kohler generator from Critical Systems. He had it installed just before Hurricane Sandy hit, two days later. The storm left some Stroudsburg residents without power for over a week. “Here at the Mikuchonis household, the Kohler kicked in, and in about ten seconds we had full power- lights, AC, full kitchen and bathroom, laundry… absolutely everything!” said George. “It’s also clean power for computers and the Internet. We even had satellite TV. I was shocked. The power is quiet too, so we barely hear the generator running.” Critical Systems services all of Northeast Pennsylvania as well as the eastern and central parts of the state. In addition, they work with clients in New York and New Jersey. The company also specializes in remote locations.

For more information, visit www.csgen.com or call (570) 643-6903.


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Looking Glass

By Karen Tetor

Step through Dawn and Steve Linden’s front doo – painted a discreet grey and yellow plaid – and you have entered a delightful Felliniesque realm where art transforms the functional into fantasy. And vice versa. The famed filmmaker once claimed, “Our dreams are our real life.” The Lindens’ creative musings find such purpose and life in every aspect of their home – from the walls to the furnishings. The Linden’s former Stroudsburg store, Visual Mixology, won a 2004 “Best of the Road” Rand McNally Award. Although the store has closed, the duo continues to use their talents to help clients with the interior arts. Both fine artists, Steve and Dawn “adapt our personal style to enhance yours,” says Dawn. “Don’t be seduced by taste trends. You deserve a home that reflects your unique interests,” Steve adds. The Linden home is a testimony to their love of a mixture of beauty – from crude to refined. Textures, colors, and patterns merge with a cornucopia of period styles.


Dawn’s paintings of animals reveal her true passion: exploring the relationships between humans and animals. Her upstairs studio gives form to her carnival of beings: a mollusk popping with Freudian symbolism, a series of paired paintings in which animals and humans have exchanged soul-wrenching anatomy. Dawn’s kitschy collections become eye-catching decorative accents. “No matter what you collect, grouping the items together will have dramatic impact.” A parade of vintage multi-color wrapped wine bottles line the top of a liquor cabinet in the dining room. Over fifty paper mache Kashmir boxes fill a library case, and a menagerie of souvenir seashell animals fill every shelf of a hutch. As Steve says, “Our job is to celebrate your passion, be it needlepoint or shotguns.” With the Linden’s help, the home of a John Wayne fan evolved from dried flowers and floral prints to Western bravado and displays of Wayne memorabilia.

The Linden living room is in a constant state of mutation. Paula Linden embellished the mirrored fireplace mantle in her signature puff paint style, and the artwork above it rotates from their collection. Needlepoint and knitted 60’s pillows have been replaced with quilted patchwork from the 70’s. And a page from an opened art book on the coffee table changes daily. “People tend to update their wardrobe, but are willing to live with the exact room for years,” says Dawn. “A reinvented interior can feel like a new house, and it doesn’t need to cost a fortune.” The Lindens suggest a new wall color and lighting, sourcing flea markets with an open mind and ultimately, collecting real art. “There is such an abundance of affordable, original art in our area,” says Dawn. “The greatest luxury of the richest people in the world is art that can cost millions. Don’t be afraid to assert yourself with any art that speaks to you,” adds Steve.

Steve is a master of mixed media. He glues, welds, and weaves “found” objects into mind-altering forms. He transformed a set of bedsprings into a dining room chandelier. The dining room wall features a flying creature--formed from a flowered suitcase, plastic clothes hangers, and Melmac snack trays—poised above decorative candy canes. Dawn painted the creature’s canvas sky, inspired by a Christmas card scene and punctuated with an oncoming fighter jet. The piece, entitled “Jet Angels,” was exhibited at the Linden’s joint show “Alone Together” at Blair Academy’s Romano Gallery in 2012.

The Linden breakfast nook embodies every element of their eclectic flair. A mid-60’s lamp extends from a painted sunburst on the ceiling. Between a 1904 rabbit painting by local artist May Banta and a framed charcoal nude are embedded two tall stained glass windows from England. Steve made the table, as well as the counter, crafted from poured concrete and stone. Upon the pine floors—painted in red and yellow blocks, rest four black leather and chrome bar stools.

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WITH TED BUTZ OF DREHER INSURANCE Ted answers lots of questions. The owner of Dreher Insurance in Stroudsburg, he admits that some of those questions reveal common misconceptions about coverage. And some of the questions make him smile. LF: If my house burns down, does my insurance give me the current market value of the house? TB: In today’s Real Estate market, the replacement cost for rebuilding your home is probably more than its current market value. Replacement Cost pays the full amount to repair or replace the damage. Guaranteed Replacement Cost takes into account such additional costs, such as when a widespread storm pushes up the cost of labor and materials and drives up the amount it would normally cost for replacement. LF: Does my house insurance cover floods? TB: Only if you have purchased flood insurance, which is a federally-backed program. There are very few exceptions, but that’s pretty much an absolute. LF: So, what’s a flood? If my drain spouts are clogged and water damages my basement, is that a flood? TB: FEMA defines a flood as a “temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of two or more acres of normally dry land area or of two or more properties.” Your damage caused by the clogged drainpipes is not a flood.

We strive to “Do the right things, Right.” Local Flair: Is Dreher Insurance the company with the lizard? TB: No. But my son has a pet Gecko in our house. At Dreher, we are independent agents, which means we represent a number of insurance companies. We research our national companies and regional companies to find you the best combination of price, coverage and service.

LF: If a tree on my property falls and damages my neighbor’s house, am I liable? TB: No, you are not. But there are exceptions, such as if your neighbor had notified you of the tree’s unhealthy condition and the threat to his or her property prior to the damage.

LF: Do I pay more for insurance if I have a red car? TB: No. That’s an absolute myth.

LF: Is it a good idea to be always shopping around for the best buy in insurance? TB: Doing insurance comparisons is a smart idea, periodically. But there is a benefit to longevity with a company; once there is a claim, you may be treated more like family rather than a client. Also, if Company A has a rate increase this particular year, but Company B does not, it is likely that Company B will be making the same price adjustment soon.

LF: Do young male drivers pay more for insurance than young females? TB: Not in Pennsylvania. The basis for genderless rating is a Supreme Court ruling (Bartholomew v. Foster, 115 Pa. Commw. 430, 541A.2d393--1988) which stated that gender-based automobile rates violate the Equal Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution.

For over 70 years, Dreher Insurance has been providing protection to its clients – and answering their questions. Dreher is the oldest business to be working from the same location at 551 Main Street in Stroudsburg. For more information, call 570.421.6141 or visit dreherinsurance.com

LF: If I lend my car to my friend, and he has an accident, whose insurance covers it? TB: When you lend your car, you lend your insurance. The car has the primary insurance, not the person driving it.


LF: Our kids are so young. Shouldn’t we just wait until we are older to get life insurance? TB: You need life insurance now. If you buy a permanent plan when you are younger, and probably still healthy, your rates are lower. You need to protect your family at this time, when you have debts, including a mortgage, credit cards, and student loans.

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By Karen Tetor


am maneuvering down the highway, threading past ubiquitous orange construction cones, dodging Pocono weekend traffic, and listening for the first time to the album The Ann Street Session by local singer/songwriter Regina Sayles. I hear her voice explaining, “I was stuck in Jersey traffic one day and thought I’d write a song in the car,” A few taps on her guitar initiates the tempo, and her folk song kicks in with a rock rhythm: “Seven a.m. comes early. Driving down this highway again…” Local singer-songwriter Regina Sayles is recording a song in my heart, as my body keeps time to the throb of her guitar. Regina is a singer/songwriter with a punch of pop with a twist of country and a dash of blues. Her lyrics are intimate, soulsearching, open hearted. She is the kind of musician whose songs transport me to a retro coffee house or to a grassy concert slope on a summer afternoon. Regina Sayles steps into the spotlight throughout the Pocono area: from Peppe’s to Trackside Station, Sarah Street Grill, Flood’s, or the Deerhead. Transported from Ohio via New York City and New Jersey, she a “perfect fit” in this area. She says, “My surroundings here are quiet, and I can be selfaware.” “When you come to hear me, expect to hear a little of every genre, from the 60s to the present,” says Regina. “I play to the crowd.” Her parents hooked her on folk rock, raising her against a musical backdrop of such legends as Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Carole King. “When I was 11 years old, my parents took me to


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my first concert. It was the Eagles,” Regina reflects. Thus, her repertoire is a vast catalog of American hits, fueling Regina’s own style. Regina’s own songs are litanies of her introspections and observations. Her song “Shakespeare” launched from her high school experience of paying a friend (in Wendy’s burgers) to coach her in deciphering Shakespeare. Ironically, Regina went on to become a theater major at East Stroudsburg University, where she was cast in Shakespeare’s Mid-Summer’s Night Dream. Her song “Better With Your Love” was inspired by her meeting a cancer survivor and her friend, who had shaved her own head in support of the struggle. The survivor told Regina that the lyrics from her album It’s Home had been “a bright light in a dark time.” Regina does not know the women’s names; nor do they know that “Better With Your Love” on her second album, The Ann Street Session, is a tribute to them. Regina loves to tell the stories of her songs, and as a one-woman audience devoting my spirit to her music and my attention to the road, I am loving every measure of her dreamy reflections, her highpowered anthems, and her playful turns-of-phrase. In a few more plays, I’ll be singing right along.

Regina’s albums It’s Home and The Ann Street Session are available on iTunes. For more info, visit her site, reginasayles.com

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the new face of

financial services in the pocono mountains Written by Tina Beck


ithin the offices of 907 Main Street, Suite 102, works the team of Wealth Strategies & Management LLC (WS&M), a group of financial professionals offering a unique approach to financial services, providing the depth of resources most associated with a large firm and combining it with the personalized customer service expected of a boutique advisory firm. Led by David M. Dahan, CRPC®, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Kevin Yurko, CFP®, CRPC®, CRPS®, Certified Financial PlannerTM Practitioner, the WS&M team brings with it a combined 71 years of financial services experience. WS&M has emerged as a noticeable presence in the Northeast Pennsylvania financial services market, as evidenced by its rapid growth since its inception in August 2012. In November 2012, Thomas Byrne, former bond trader and fixed income strategist at Citigroup Global Markets, joined WS&M as Director of Fixed Income. Most recently, WS&M welcomed Melisa D.B. Mersini to their team of financial professionals in the capacity of Vice President and Financial Advisor. Mersini brings with her a distinguished track record of experience in the financial services industry, most recently at PNC Investments Pocono Division where she worked for the past 12 years. Currently, WS&M services a broad range of clientele across 23 states including pre-retirees, retirees, professionals, and business owners. WS&M prides itself on its superior attention to client relationships and access to a wide selection of financial products and strategies. Among these are investment opportunities,

retirement planning strategies, education savings options, lending facilities, business services, and insurance and estate planning strategies. Utilizing a holistic financial analysis process, WS&M evaluates all aspects of each client’s financial health in order to create a road map to work toward short term financial goals and long-term financial security. Everything from goal setting, investment policy statements, spending policies, business services, retirement plans, cash flow, debt analysis, endowment and foundation investing, and estate planning is reviewed in the initial analysis process. The end result is that WS&M clients are educated and informed about where their finances stand, how their money is working for them, and how they are pursuing their future financial aspirations. For more information on Wealth Strategies & Management LLC, please visit their website at www.wealthstrategiesandmanagement.com or contact them directly by phone at 570-424-1555.

The LPL Financial representatives associated with this article may discuss and/or transact securities business only with residents of the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA and WA. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Private Advisor Group, LLC, a registered investment advisor. Private Advisor Group, LLC and Wealth Strategies & Management, LLC are separate entities from LPL Financial.


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Fashion Photography by Stroudsburg Studios Shane Izykowski & Stephanie Troiani Hair and Make-up by Shear Brilliance Hair: Lizbeth Tapia Make-Up: Kelly Hall

fall Fashion At LaBella Boutique inside American Candle

Everyone knows American Candle for their great candles and collectibles, but what you may not know is La Bella Boutique (inside the 10,000+ square foot retail store in Bartonsville) carries an amazing selection of clothing from sought after designers including Samuel Dong, Clara Sun Woo and many more. American Candle’s collection of fine jewelry from top-selling brands such as Pandora, Swarovski and Alex + Ani, has something for everyone. If you visit American Candle later in October you will be just in time to browse the new Alex+Ani “Shop Within A Shop”. American Candle is located on Route 611 in Bartonsville. To learn more, visit them online at American-Candle.com or phone 570.629.3388.

Kelsey Kruk is wearing a Black Dress by Gracia, pant by Clara Sun Woo (Made in USA). Jewelry by Alex and Ani (Made in USA)


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Fashion Photography by Stroudsburg Studios Shane Izykowski & Stephanie Troiani Hair and Make-up by Shear Brilliance Hair: Lizbeth Tapia Make-Up: Kelly Hall

Sonja Hagenbuch, General Manager of American Candle. Top and Skirt by Moonlight Fashions, Jewelry Pandora and Alex and Ani.

Tina Transue, Accounts payable at American Candle. Blouse by Samuel Dong. Pant by Clara Sun Woo. Shoes by Lindsey Phillips.


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Purchase a PANDORA PavĂŠ Gift Set for $200, available starting October 3. While supplies last. See store for details.

Rt 611 Bartonsville, PA 18321 570.629.3388 www.american-candle.com

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Fashion Photography by Stroudsburg Studios Shane Izykowski & Stephanie Troiani Hair and Make-up by Shear Brilliance Hair: Lizbeth Tapia Make-Up: Kelly Hall

JoAnn Baratta, Branch Manager, ESSA Cardigan by Nicole Sabbattini Pant by Windhorse.

Joni Larsen, Investment Executive, ESSA Jacket and Pant by Clara Sun Woo (Made in USA).


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The Au x ili a ry of Pocono Medica l Cen t er’s 47t h A n nua l Ga l a

Saturday, November 16, 2013 – Terraview At Stroudsmoor v 6pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres v 7pm Dinner v Open Bar and Dancing all night Musical entertainment by River Side Rhythm v Ticket Price v Discount v Social Patron

$200 per person $180 if postmarked by October 8, 2013 $300 includes recognition in Souvenir Journal

All proceeds benefit The Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center For more information contact Danielle Jordan at (570) 420-5332 or djordan@pmchealthsystem.org Sponsorship opportunities available– call (570) 856-1473

of Pocono Medical Center 206 East Brown Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

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autumn bridal section featuring great local photographers

Smile Peace

LOVE Photography

Above: The historic Shawnee Inn makes a magnificent setting for Michelle & Kyle Cauwenberghs’ engagement photo. Right page: Columcille Megalith Park shapes the theme of antiquity at Mary Figario & Carlos Benitez’s celebration, which then heads to Famularo’s. Mary Figario found her bridal dress at a thrift store; she altered it, removed the sleeves, contacted a person on Etsy to make a custom corset & ordered a custom bustle from lovechildboudoir.com. She made her own veil. Carlos Benitez’s tux was purchased at the Steampunk World’s Fair. The grooms’ hats are from Frazetta’s Costume Shop in East Stroudsburg.


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s a professional photographer, Jill . Nobles has talent, education, and experience. Yet she insists that her greatest asset is her “intimate connection with clients.” The connection is deeply rooted in her love for her mother, whose 18-year battle with brain cancer inspired the name of her business: Smile Peace Love. “My mother’s life continues in everyone that loves her, and this is where the phrase ‘Smile Peace Love’ comes in,” explains Jill. Jill’s mother had requested that those three words appear on her headstone. The mantra then propelled Jill into launching her business. “Her words, and her grandson, whom she never had the chance to meet, inspired me to move forward in my life.” Jill is a Navy veteran who manages the Video Production Department at East Stroudsburg University and has a bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Photography from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications and an Associates Degree in Television Production from TompkinsCortland Community College. Her work has been extolled in art shows, film festivals, magazines, and journals. But her proudest achievement is the business that serves as a tribute to a mother’s love. “Because my business is named with my mother’s favorite words…I consider all of my clients to be friends & family. You become a part of my life and because of you, I grow as a person.”

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deena miller PRODUCTIONS

A NEW YORK BAND WITH A LOCAL ADDRESS Playing all styles of music for your elegant affair! Rated 5 Stars on Wedding Wire Performed at over 2500 Weddings, Private Parties & Corporate Events

DeenaMillerProductions.com | 1-888-570-BAND

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David Coulter D

avid Coulter’s passion as a photojournalist took a new path in 1998, when he devoted himself full-time to his freelance photography. In our area, he is well known as the Pocono Record’s former Photo Chief, where he began as its former sole staff photographer. Photographing weddings is an important part of his photography, because he says it “keeps me in touch with my photojournalism background as a storyteller of good news.” As a fine art photographer, has been exhibiting for more than 15 years and has photographs in personal collections throughout the USA and in Europe. Having studied photojournalism/ documentary photography at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he has worked in New York City as a freelance assistant for commercial and fine art photographers, including Duane Michals and Eva Rubinstein. David is a much soughtafter local photographer with a passion for the area. “I’m a Pocono native, born and raised in Stroudsburg, PA,” he says. “I started my photography career in Bill Weitzman’s high school photography class at Stroudsburg High School, and then shot for the school newspaper, The Mountaineer.” David lives in Henryville with his wife Michelle and their children Harry and Aubrey.

Visit: poconophoto.com Call: 570.688.9295 Top: Jessica & Douglas Hughes revel in glow of Woodsgate, Stroudsmoor Country Inn Bottom: So much to take in at Carla & Brian Haynes reception at Mountain Springs Lake


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The Skytop courtyard frames Diana & Daniel Boumel’s kiss to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.


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essica DeLorenzo seeks out the unexpected moments of a wedding. “I love the candid shots, the split second moment – where the personalities come through,” she says. The artistry of Jessica’s photos streams from education and experience. Her Bachelor’s Degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia shaped her talent in graphic design, a specialty that “combines technical skills with an eye for detail and photojournalism.” Working as a designer for print media and a freelance commercial photographer and designer has honed her artistry and intuition. Apprenticeships in studios throughout Pennsylvania and working as a photographer and designer prepared Jessica for a turning point in her life. “With the birth of my daughter in 2011, my time became so much more valuable,” she says. “It was time to fully devote myself professionally to my own photography business.” She says clients respond to her “relaxed personality.” Her skill as a graphic designer, with software and editing, “not only enhances my photography, but makes me a one-woman shop.” Jessica can “design invitations, save the dates, custom design wedding guest books and albums. I customize and create everything, from start to finish.”

Visit: delorenzophoto.com Call: 484.695.1751 Right: Jaclyn and John Goffredo stroll to meet guests at their Mountain Springs Lake Resort reception. Jaclyn’s dress is from Sandra’s Bridal in Nazareth; her flowers by Susan Bernadette Lebel.

Kara & John Hartzell sneak a kiss on one of the many docks at Mountain Springs Lake Resort

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Bridal Jenn & Josh Clarkson embrace the rapture of taking the plunge at Buck Hill Falls


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hane Izykowski loves art, creates art, and inspires artists. “I love to promote artistic growth and creative thinking in an organic way,” says Shane, who serves as the Art Director for the Sherman Theater’s “Living Room” art exhibits. As a “motivator of the arts,” he also enjoys the beauty and emotional power of wedding photography. Shane’s wedding images reflect his artistic eye and spirit. His lens captures expressive moments in classic weddings as well as those that are inventively non-traditional. “I like taking on the challenges and capturing the details,” he insists as he recalls snapping a farm bride, in full couture, who slipped on her work boots to milk her favorite cow. “Since middle school, I have loved to paint and draw, and my many years working at Stroudsburg Foto Shop have enhanced my technical background.” Stroudsburg Studios, where Shane has joined up with fellow photographer Stephanie Troiani, is located on Main Street in Stroudsburg, near Sweet Creams Café. “Stephanie and I are a team at your wedding. You get both of us, two professional photographers to catch every detail and to work in tandem with equipment,” says Shane. Their studio specializes in portraiture photography.

Visit: fb.com/stroudsburgstudios Call: 570.620.6420 Right: Kate & Zachary Broda bask in the limelight at their Sorrenti Cherry Valley Winery reception. Below: Every wedding needs playtime. The 43-acre Lake Shangri La in Brier Crest Woods offers myriad spots to take the perfect wedding shot.

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Explore the Origins of Innovation Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour 570-963-MINE

Electric City Trolley Museum 570-963-6590

Open Daily: April 1st - November 30th Call for hours. Closed Easter Sunday & Thanksgiving Day. McDade Park, Bald Mountain Road Scranton, PA 18504

Museum Hours: January – April: Wed.-Sun., 9am-4pm May – December: Mon.-Sun., 9am-5pm Trolley Excursions: May – October: Thurs.-Sun. Please call for excursion information. 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503

1-800-22 Welcome or (570) 496-1701 www.visitnepa.org

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Day Trip

Luna Parc is the home and studio of eclectic artist Ricky Boscarino. The Sussex County, NJ complex is a surrealistic, fairy-tale setting of tile, glass, concrete and painted metal. Born into an artistic family dating back to the time of the Medici, Ricky Boscarino unleashes his artistic genes in a variety of media, including metal, clay, glass, wood and cement.

“The most frequently asked question from people who visit Luna Parc for the first time is: ‘Why do you do this and how did you begin?’ “Why? Good question. And nearly impossible to answer. Somewhere between passion and obsession is partly the truth. I do need a place to live, and maybe that is the bottom line. I need a space to house the spoils of my collecting habit. My collections are not indiscriminate, though. I have very specific interests, quite eclectic, however, and ranging from the tiny shoes worn by Chinese women who had their feet bound or rubble from the streets around the globe that I find amidst my world travels: folk art, mid-century furniture, elaborate Victorian Ceramics, and music machines from the 19th century – just to name a few. “The challenge is displaying the artifacts and cataloging them for the future generations. For long after I have left the house in body, I plan to haunt the house later on either in spirit or memory. “In 1988, the moment I laid eyes on this dilapidated hunting cabin I knew this would be the place I would spend the rest of my life. I turned to my realtor and I said, ‘Gail, this is it!’ She looked at me and said ‘It is?’ True story.


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“I named the six acres Luna Parc, after a small amusement park on the outskirts of Rome, Italy where my friends and I used to go when I studied abroad for a year during my time at the Rhode Island School of Design. Note Parc has a ‘C.’”

October 11-13, from 10.am. - 4 p.m. Open House and sale of Ricky’s Jewelry and Pottery at his home, Luna Parc

For details, call 973.948.2160 or email ricky@lunaparc.com

Luna Parc is Ricky’s private residence; however, he shares the property twice a year on only two specific weekends. These are the only times to visit, other than scheduled art institutions and special interest groups. Ricky also hosts courses in various media, including mosaic tiling and cement sculpting. Luna Parc is strictly self-supported, with sales of Ricky’s art work, mainly jewelry, but also ceramic sculpture and paintings. Visit lunaparc.com for more information.


Last Call Happy hour. Sporting events. Birthday parties. A promotion at work. For many, alcohol has become synonymous with social occasions and celebrations. There’s nothing wrong with drinking alcohol in moderation; however, if you consume this drug to cope with difficulties or avoid negative feelings, you may be crossing the line into a dark place. It can be hard to recognize when your drinking has gone from social to problematic. Because the effects of alcohol vary so widely, it’s important to recognize how this drug affects you as an individual.

Alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse is the consumption of alcoholic beverages in excess, either on various occasions (binge drinking) or on a regular basis. For children and pregnant women, almost any amount of alcohol may be legally considered alcohol abuse. What’s the difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism? Alcohol abuse means the drinker does not suffer withdrawal symptoms or crave increasing amounts of the drug to achieve intoxication, whereas this is not the case with alcoholics.

Binge Drinking

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking, a form of alcohol abuse, is a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. This excessive alcohol intake is more common among young adults ages 18 to 29. People who binge drink can go for periods of time without a drink, but when they do start drinking again, it is in large quantities. For men, this is five or more drinks in approximately a two-hour period. For women it’s four or more drinks. While binge drinkers do lose control when they drink, this behavior is not categorized the same way as alcoholism. While binge drinking can lead to alcoholism, binge drinkers are not alcohol dependent; however, they can still suffer from acute and chronic effects. Acute effects include accidents, unsafe sexual activity, and short-term health issues such as hang-overs and stomach problems. The chronic effects consist of more serious/ life-threatening health issues such as pancreatitis or alcohol liver disease, relationship and work problems, accidents, and breaking drinking and driving laws. Nearly 40% of all traffic-related deaths are related to alcohol.

Common signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse:

• Repeatedly neglecting responsibilities at home, work, or school • Using alcohol in situations where it’s physically dangerous (driving, mixing with medications) • Experiencing repeated legal problems because of your drinking • Continuing to drink even though your alcohol use is causing your relationships to suffer • Drinking as a way to relax or de-stress after any situation

Read more about the effects of alcohol abuse, and the warning signs you should be aware of, at www.flairmag.com/lastcall


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The New Face of Dermatology POCONO MEDICAL CENTER is proud to welcome Clemens Esche, MD, to our new dermatology service line. Dr. Esche’s background includes the University of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins University and The Mayo Clinic. He has received numerous academic awards for his research and has authored over 70 scientific publications. Dr. Esche offers a variety of dermatological services to diagnose and treat both adults and children with any skin problems including acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and rosacea. “Dealing with skin conditions could mean anything from acne to melanoma and I want my patients to feel comfortable in the care they are receiving. I am dedicated to serving all of my patients with knowledge, expertise and compassion.” Clemens Esche, MD Dermatologist Same day appointments available Mon – Thurs

228 Independence Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 (570) 426-2870 Pocono Medical Center.org

Out & About

Come Alive Outside Pocono Mountains Kick-Off Event Photos by Stephen Lippay

Pocono business and community leaders gathered at Strauser Nature’s Helpers Corporate Offices on July 31st to help kick-off the Come Alive Outside Pocono Mountains campaign. Zech Strauser, CEO of Struaser Natures Helspers, introduced the National initiative and unveiled his plan to revitalize the abandoned lot on 6th Street in downtown Stroudsburg. To learn more about the initiative, or to get involved, visit to comealiveoutsidepocono.com. To contact Strauser Nature’s Helpers phone 570.424.9434 or visit to strausernature.com


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Lake Naomi/Timber Trails Breast Cancer Rally to benefit the Linda Creed Foundation Photos by Mark Luethi


















1. Linda Zelinsky - grant recipient, 2. Wendy Valentine, 3. Pat Connors and Terry Laudone, 4. Sarah Naughton and Rebecca Van Gilder, 5. Flo Butler, George and Kathy Bishop, Linda Franzone, 6. Seated: Rebecca Van Gilder, Beth Thornton, Marge Brennan, Anne Mullin, Barb Dohansky, Standing: Victoria LaPlace, Sarah Naughton, Liz Mattes, Anne Sincavage, 7. Dessert by Chef Paul, 8. Sally Diedrickson, Carol Burnham, Jeanne Dwyer, 9. MaryLou Billyer, Jeanne Christian, Debbie McGill and friends, 10. Auctioneer Jeff Sartorios, 11. Laura Bacon, 12. Barbie Levine and Kathy Dressel, 13. Lisa Brownstein, Diane Abeloff, Nia Slipsager, 14. Palma Mazzolla, 15. Eileen Chimerine, 16. Donna Duncan from Linda Creed, 17. Bob Millard, golf pro from LNC


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Lake Naomi/Timber Trails Breast Cancer Rally to benefit the Linda Creed Foundation Photos by Mark Luethi

This past July, the women of Lake Naomi and Timber Trails again hosted a series of events to benefit the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation. Fund raising efforts have traditionally included golf and tennis activities but this year we welcomed the addition of a 5K Run/ Walk that was open to the public. This event exceeded everyone’s expectations and we look forward to an even bigger turnout in 2014. Activities culminated with a sold-out dinner that included raffles, a fantastic live and silent auction and a delicious meal. A highlight of the evening occurred when a Linda Creed Organization recipient spoke to those in attendance, giving a face to the funds raised. All of these events, in addition to the Sponsor Book/Pink Pages pushed


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us beyond the record mark set last year. While some efforts continue, we are thrilled to announce that current fund raising is approaching $75,000 dollars. All of this money stays in the Pocono area to help women receive mammograms, have biopsies if necessary, and cover some living expenses that may accrue during treatment. Planning is already underway for 2014 including the much-anticipated publication of a Lake Naomi/Timber Trails cookbook. Favorite recipes are being collected from members and local businesses with all proceeds benefiting the Linda Creed Foundation. Of course, this would not be possible without the support of local businesses and the community at-large. Thank you to all who generously contributed!

Parting Shot

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.� -Leonardo da Vinci

Photos by Adam Schratt and others are on display September 21st through Mid-November at Prime Gallery inside Stroudsburg Studios at 427 Main Street. You can also follow Adam on Instagram @schratta


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October November 2013  

Home is Where the Art Is

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Home is Where the Art Is