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LAKE NEWS P.O. Box 392 • Lake Harmony • PA 18624-0392

October / November 2012

Patricia Kukal caught the three bucks on film from inside her home. She watched as the first buck made himself comfortable in her flower bed. The second buck approached for a drink from the bird bath. The third buck did the same, but was frightened by a noise. All three scattered after the photo was taken.

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Lake News 3 LAKE NEWS October/November 2012 Frank Pieri, Publisher Mary Farnschlader, Editor


Lake News is published ten times a year for the enjoyment of Lake Harmony area residents and visitors alike. Copies are free and are mailed to Lake Harmony box holders. Additional copies are available at The Country Peddler and at selected area businesses. If you are mailing copies outside of Lake Harmony, please check with your postmaster for the correct postage required. To submit an article or photo, send it to Lake News, P. O. Box 392, Lake Harmony, PA 186240392. Articles may be accepted, rejected or edited and will not be returned. Articles appearing in Lake News may not be reprinted without the permission of Lake News. E-mail us at  or call Frank Pieri at 570-722-9406. Current issue is online at Type in “Lake News”.

Kidder Township Office 722-0107 Kidder Township Police (non-emergency #) 722-0192 Lake Harmony Vol. Fire Co. (non-emergency #) 722-8138 Lake Harmony Rescue Squad (non-emergency #) 722-1782 For emergencies, call 911. If you do not live in an area served by 911, call 325-9111. KIDDER TOWNSHIP MEETINGS Kidder Township Supervisor meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at the township building, and unless otherwise noted, begin at 7 PM. Notices of special meetings are posted at the township building and advertised in the Times-News. Planning meetings are held the 1st Wednesday; Zoning meetings, the last Monday; EAC, the second Wednesday. All meetings begin at 7 PM. The public is welcome. Stay at Our Fern Ridge Motel Totally Remodeled Rooms

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18624 Cyndi and Louis Pantages’ oldest son Nicholas started Kindergarden in September. Where does time go? Women ‘n Wine, celebrated every 2nd Tuesday of the month, celebrates its 2nd anniversary in November! Time sure does fly when you’re having a good time! And the women do have a good time at these events. Leadership Carbon announced its class of 2013. Among the participants is Donna Martino, of Mauch Chunk Trust’s Albrightsville branch at Pine Point Plaza. On Thursday, October 18, 2012, local author, Gene Duffy a.k.a. Jozef Rothstein, will be sharing his decade long Hollywood experience with the signing of his new book “As the Matzo Ball Turns.” A reception and book signing will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Mauch Chunk Opera House and anyone who purchases a book will also get a free DVD copy of the movie “Living with Uncle Ray”. Gene Duffy works at Shenanigans when he isn’t doing book signings. Then on October 27, the day of the Ohio State-Penn State game, Gene will be signing at the Penn State Student Bookstore, 330 East College Ave., State College. The signing runs from 11 AM to 3 PM. Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? A group of residents is trying to organize New Year’s Eve at Sunset Green, Split Rock Golf Club. If you are interested, please contact Shelly at 7229901, by October 31st. Fran and Gerry Wilkinson were back in the area for a high school reunion in Jim Thorpe and took time to meet with close friends at Boulder View Tavern on September 27th. It was great to see them. Formerly of Lake Harmony, the couple moved to the Stuart, FL area and currently reside in Georgia.

Finnegan’s Wake took place at Murphy’s Loft on Sunday, September 16th. Mike Donnelly did a great job playing the part of Finnegan, rising from the coffin to the delight of the crowd of onlookers and “mourners”. The bartenders and waitresses somehow kept pace with the demands of thirsty and hungry patrons, It was a great afternoon for a great cause, benefitting Tunkannock Fire Company. The popular event featured The Barley Boys & Pocono Region Pipes & Drums. Bob “Frosty” Frostbutter is back home after a stint in the hospital. He is recuperating nicely at home in Stuart, FL. Bob and Ro, formerly of Lake Harmony are enjoying their retirement in Florida. The Lake Harmony Watershed Preservation Group is sponsoring a Wine Pairing Dinner at Sunset Greens at Split Rock Country Club October 20, at 7 PM. The menu and wine pairings sound yummy. Cost is $70 per person. For reservations, call 570 722-9901. Proceeds go to LHWPG’s efforts to “Save the Lake”. Join the firefighters of the Lake Harmony Volunteer fire Company on Wednesday, October 10th at 7 PM at the fire station (rain date October 11th) and learn about various aspects of fire safety. Witness how the firefighters remove trapped victims from an auto, using hydraulic rescue tools. Learn how and when to use a fire extinguisher; how to deal with a stove fire and other life and property saving techniques. While you’re there, enjoy a tour of the new fire station and examine the award winning apparatus and equipment the fire company offers the residents of and visitors to Kidder Township. Meet the fire personnel; ask them questions and hopefully, learn more about fire safety.

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Lake News 7 GENTLY USED BOOK SALE The volunteers of the Penn-Kidder Library Center (PKLC) continued with their popular sale of “gently used” books on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. The volunteers of the future Penn Kidder Library Center wish to thank the many donors of books and the generous patrons of the sale. Our next fund raising event is a big one, the 1st Annual Fall Festival. The event will be held Saturday, October 6, from 10 AM to 2 PM and Sunday, October 7th, from 11 AM to 3 PM. There will be flea market vendors, bake sales, Tricky Tray Auction, Fall mums, a pumpkin patch, face painting, Hazle Park hot dogs, soft pretzels, apple cider, root beer and more. Oh, don’t forget, there will be more gently used books for sale. Donate $5 or more and get our 1st annual Collector’s Book Bag and fill it with books/movies FREE! The PKLC is more than half way towards its initial goal of $40,000, which will allow them to open their doors and function for a year. The reaction of people has been tremendously positive and our hope is that this enthusiasm and fervor will continue. Again thanks to all who have helped and supported our endeavor. If you have any questions about our group or the Fall Festival, please call 570 722-3201 and leave a message.

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IN MEMORIAM Isabel Allan Cross Isabel “Issy” Allan Cross, 59, of Lake Harmony, and formerly of Virginia, died September 18, 2012, at home. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Donald J. and Agnes Powers Allan. She was a graduate of Marywood Seminary, Scranton; Marymount College, Arlington, VA and Marywood College, Scranton. She was employed for many years in retail sales, having worked for Garfinkel’s, Bloomingdales and Shooze. “Issy” was a valued member of the Idle Ladies Culture Club, a local book club. Isabel was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Church, Lake Harmony. Isabel had been the primary caregiver to her beloved brother, Christopher. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and will be greatly missed. Surviving are son, C. J. Cross, Arlington, VA; daughter, Jennifer Guidry and husband, Ed, Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Austin, Edward Joseph and Cayden Guidry; siblings, Donald J. Allan, Lake Harmony; Austin J. Allan and wife, Mary Ann, Brecksville, Ohio; Mary Catherine Dailey and husband, George, Dallas; Christopher J. Allan, Lake Harmony; and Virginia Allan Compton and husband, William, Lake Harmony; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth A. Cross on September 23, 2006 and brothers Frank J. Allan and Edwin J. “Ted” Allan. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, September 22, at St. Peter the Fisherman Church, Lake Harmony.

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IN MEMORIAM William H. Raab, Jr.

Walter R. Hicks III

William H. Raab Jr.,67, known to his friends as “Moose”, died July 18, 2012 at his residence in Bushkill Township. “Moose” was known by many in Lake Harmony.

Walter R. Hicks, 55, of Benton, KY, formerly of Lake Harmony, passed away on August 22, 2012.

Born in Hellertown on April 13, 1945, he was a son of William H. Raab Sr. of Quakertown and the late Mabel M. (Miller) Raab. Bill served our country faithfully in the US Army during peacetime. He worked at the former Bethlehem Steel as an Electrician until retiring. He was a member of New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon Townshipand a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and the Edward H. Ackerman Post 397 in Hellertown. Bill is survived by his father and siblings, Richard R. of Nazareth, Robert R. of Coopersburg, Patricia A. of Coopersburg, Beverly M. Ruppert of Breinigsville, Karen K. Beal of Bath, Bonnie S. of Old Zionsville, Cindy J. Schaffer of Coopersburg; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Dennis G.

He was the son of the late Walter R. Hicks Jr. and Nora Ann (Klienle) Hicks. Walter was a 1976 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School and a veteran of the US Army. He is survived by his fiance, Tish Thomas of Benton, KY; two daughters, Billie Jean (Hicks) Andrews of Pottsville, Crystal Hicks of Lansford; four sisters, Wendy Fulton of Syracuse, NY, Susan Cwiertniewicz of Albrightsville, Kelly Shaffer of Hazleton and Tammy Wall of Jim Thorpe; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Walter R. Hicks IV.

Services were private. Arrangements were by the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., Hellertown. Contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 111 S. Independence Mall East #411, Philadelphia, PA 19106 and/ or to his church at 3233 Apples Church Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

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IN MEMORIAM Robert J. Solt Sr. Robert J. Solt Sr., 79, of Penn Forest Township, died September 12 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

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PHOTO ID REQUIRED! It may seem like old news, but a Photo ID is required for the November 2012 election. In May, it was a preview, where photo ID was requested of all voters in the primary. Most voters in Kidder supported the measure, but a few were reluctant to produce photo ID in May because it wasn’t a requirement until November. The problem is, in November ALL voters will be required to show a photo ID before voting in a polling place. All photo IDs MUST be current and contain an expiration date, unless noted otherwise. Acceptable IDs include: • Photo IDs issued by the U.S. Federal Government or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1. Pennsylvania driver’s license or non-driver’s license photo ID (IDs are valid for voting purpose 12 months past expiration date) 2. Valid U.S. passport (not expired) 3. U.S. military ID - active duty and retired military (a military or veteran’s ID must designate an expiration date or designate that the expiration date is indefinite). Military dependents’ ID must contain an expiration date. • Employee photo ID issued by Federal, PA, County or Municipal government (not expired) • Photo ID cards issued by a Pennsylvania care facility, including long-term care facilities, assisted living residences or personal care homes (not expired) -------------------------------------------------------If you do not have one of these IDs and require one for voting purposes, you may be entitled to get one FREE OF CHARGE at a PennDOT Driver License Center. To find the Driver License Center nearest you, and learn what identification and residency documentation you will need to get a photo ID, or for more information, visit or call 1-877-VotesPA (1-877-868-3772).

NO ONE legally entitled to vote will be denied the right to do so. If you do not have a photo ID or are indigent and unable to obtain one without payment of a fee, you may cast a provisional ballot, and will have six days to provide your photo ID and/or an affirmation to your county elections office to have your ballot count.

PENN KIDDER SENIORS On Wednesday, November 14th, the Seniirs are going to the Pennsylvania Opry for a Country Gospel Christmas Show. Lunch, the show and bus cost is $85.00. The bus leaves the Jim Thorpe Penn Kidder Senior Center at 9:00 am sharp and departs for home at 4:15 PM. The seniors also have a trip planned to go to Sight & Sound to see Noah on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013. Lunch, show & bus cost is $85.00. Bus departs from the senior center at 8:45 am and returns for home at 4:00 PM. If you are interested in any of these trips, please call 570 325-4980. You do not have to be a member or a senior to sign up for their bus trips. Bus driver tips are included in the price.

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OLD JAIL GHOST TOURS Haunting tales of strange and ghostly happenings in the historic Old Jail, located in downtown Jim Thorpe, will be told during candlelit Ghost Tours on Saturday, October 13, October 20, and October 27, from 6:30 PM to the last tour at 9:30 PM. The spine-chilling stories told in the Old Jail ghost tours, are true experiences that have been reported by real visitors. Strange voices from an empty cell; black shadows floating by; strange lights in the air, a tap on your shoulder from something you can’t see! Who is the woman in white on the stairs? Who is calling out in the dungeon? Who are these ghosts? Are these the spirits of the four Irish coal miners known as Molly Maguires, who, on June 21, 1877, met their sad death on the gallows of the Old Jail? Accused of murder, these men proclaimed their innocence. Immediately before his hanging, one miner left his handprint on his cell wall as proof of his innocence. This mysterious handprint will be viewed on the ghost tour. Ghost seekers will hear about the strange occurrences that happened in the cell block, and, if brave, will venture down into the eerie dungeon to check out the ghosts in the solitary confinement cells. Admission will be charged. Reservations or advance tickets are not available. Because of the scary nature of the night, no children under 12 are permitted as the Old Jail does not want to be responsible for nightmares. The Old Jail Museum is located at 128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, just a short walk from the Jim Thorpe Welcome Center. Parking at the Old Jail is limited. For information, please call 570 325-5259 or visit The Old Jail is a non-profit organization. Income from ghost tours assists in the upkeep of the Old Jail.

A Plan For Managing Diabetes And Weight (NAPSA)-There’s good news for those with diabetes. Many feel they must choose between maintaining a healthy weight and managing their glucose levels. A new book says that it’s possible to do both. Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Jill Weisenberger has created a handbook with a one-year plan to help people with diabetes reach their weight-loss goals.

The book, “Diabetes Weight Loss-Week by Week: A Safe, Effective Method for Losing Weight and Improving Your Health,” is published by the American Diabetes Association. It discusses calories, keeping a food log, understanding carbs, introducing physical activity, and understanding what limitations you may have due to certain medications. In addition to work sheets and action steps, the book also contains tips on how to halt negative self-talk, tame nighttime nibbles and conquer cravings. To learn more or to order, call (800) 232-6455 or visit Author Jill Weisenberger says it’s possible for those with diabetes to control their glucose levels and lose weight.

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LIONS MEET The Penn-Kidder Lions Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Reiley’s Pub on Route 903 and the third Saturday at 9 AM at Terra Cottage Cafe in Lake Harmony. PENNKIDDER COUNCIL, CCCC The PennKidder Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce meets at 7 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Kettle Hill Professional Building, Route 903 between Dom N’ Ali’s and the Shell Station in Penn Forest Township. Their new mailing address is P. O. Box 1242, Albrightsville, PA 18210-1242. Visit their web site for further up-to-date information at www. Questions, call Rich at 570 807-0022.

Carbon County Art League The Carbon County Art League has a new home for their monthly meetings at the Penn-Kidder Senior Center in Bear Creek Lake Plaza, 995 State Road 903 in Jim Thorpe. Membership is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Their doors are always open for anyone who desires to support the arts. For additional information, call 570 325-9804 or write to the League at P. O. Box 264, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. Email:

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Penn Forest Vol. Fire Co. #2 Located on Rt. 534 across from IML.

Recurring event: 4th Sunday of each month - All You Can Eat Breakfast! 7:30 am to 12 Noon. Cost: Adults, $6.50; Children 12 and under $4.00. Bring your membership card and receive $1.00 off. For more information, visit: or email: penn2auxiliary@yahoo. com. PF#2 is located at 1507 State Route 534, across from Indian Mountain Lakes development. For information, e-mail penn2auxiliary@ or call 570 722-0555. Website:

American Legion Wilson Fischer Post 413 Old Route 940, Pocono Pines Bingo every Friday evening. Doors open at 5 PM. Kitchen is open! Bingo starts at 7 PM. Bring a friend. All You Can Eat Breakfast. The first Sunday of every month from 8 AM ‘til noon. Enjoy scrapple, sausage, pork roll, eggs cooked up, over or scrambled, pancakes, french toast, cream chipped beef, potatoes, 3 kinds of toast, juice, coffee and tea. Your order is taken by a friendly waitress and then served to you with a smile. No standing in lines at a buffet. Adults $7.00; Children (5-12), $5.00. Under age 5 is free. If you are a veteran, come join our Legion. Just give me a call: John Schriever, Commander at (570) 722-9797.




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Coming Events Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Co. hosts a great breakfast the first Sunday of every month. Cost is $7.00. Bingo is every Saturday night. Doors open at 5 PM and Bingo starts at 6: 30 PM. September 29-30 to October 28, the Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival and Fright Nites, Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road, Lehighton. Hours for the daytime festival are Saturdays and Sundays (including Columbus Day) from 11 am to 6 PM. Fright Nite hours are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October (including September 28), starting at 7 PM. Free admission, free parking and every pumpkin is only $3. Pumpkin Chuckin’, Kids Zone, hay maze, daytime hayride, all-new Creep Show, 3-D Explosion Adventure, free petting farm, pony rides, deer petting, face painting and more. 610 377-5050. October 1-31, Premium Outlets Pink Event, The Crossings Premium Outlets, Tannersville. Team up with Crossings and Susan B. Komen for the Cure. Visit the on-site information center; donate $10 and receive 25% off one item from selected stores. 570 629-4650. October 6, Annual Apple Fest, Faith Lutheran Church, Blakeslee. Fresh apple crisp and baked goods. Exquisite craft items and unique attic treasures. Gift baskets for sale. 570 646-0309. October 6 & 7, 1st Annual Fall Festival, Pine Point Plaza, Albrightsville. Event benefits the future Penn Kidder Library Center. Donate $5 and get 1st annual Collector’s book Bag & fill it with books/movies FREE! Flea market vendors, bake sale, Tricky Tray Auction, face painting, mum sales and more. Saturday, 10 am - 2pm; Sunday 11 am - 3pm. See ad on page 12. October 6 - 8, Fall Foliage Columbus Day Discount, Pocono Whitewater, 1519 SR 903, Jim thorpe. Spend the day whitewater rafting through the Lehigh River Gorge, admiring the colorful Pocono Mountain landscape. Everyone rafts for $33.95 per person. 800 944-8392.

October 6 & 7, 38th Annual Harvest Festival, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg, Demonstrations of early American skills and crafts, such as broom making, oak split basketry, spinning, weaving, yarn dyeing, tatting, coopering, quilling, outdoor brick bake oven, Dutch oven cooking, butter making and rope making. Good country food, folk entertainment and activities for children including the “Pumpkin Patch”. Admission is $10; $5 for children ages 3 - 12. Hours: 10 am - 5 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Free parking, shuttle available. Rain or shine. No pets allowed and no smoking. 570 992-6161. October 18, A Taste of Hollywood, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. Free movie night and book signing with local artist Gene Duffy. 6:30 to 7:30 PM. October 20, Wine Pairing Dinner, $70 per person, Sunset Green at Split Rock Golf Club. For reservations or info, call 570 722-9901. October 20 - 21, Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Days, recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday, downtown Jim Thorpe. There’s something for the entire family, including train rides, vendors, crafters, goodies from the Jim Thorpe Farmers Market, bike rentals and rides in the surrounding hills or along the Lehigh River on the newly-opened rail-trail, free entertainment at different venues throughout downtown and seasonal specials from restaurants and shops. 570 325-5810

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Lake News 23 More Events October 21, 12th Annual Oktoberfest, Memorial Hall, 10th & Fern Sts., Jim Thorpe, hosted buy St. Joseph Church. Join the fun. Tricky Tray Auction, music by The Rhinelanders (an authentic seven piece German band from Hamburg) and a variety of home-cooked festive foods, gourmet chocolates and beverages await you. 570 325-3731. October 26, Kids’ Halloween Party, Nick’s Lake House, 6:30 to 9 PM. Prizes for costumes, pumpkin decorating, food buffet for the kids & desserts. October 27, adult Halloween Party, Shenanigans. $500 first prize for best costume.

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October 26-28, Festival of Crafts, presented by St. Peter the Fisherman Church Craft Group. Beautiful crafts, used book sale, and Odds & Ends. Available for purchase will be homemade soups to go, hot dogs and bake sale. Hours: Friday, 10 AM to 3 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 7 PM; Sunday, 9 AM to 2 PM. For info, call 570 722-2034.

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November 10, Self-Defense Safety in the Outdoors, Carbon County Environmental Education Center, 151 East White Bear Drive, Summit Hill. $10/non-members; free for CCEEC members. Senior level martial artist Steve Baer workshop on effective self-defense. Learn to control paic and react immediately. Space is limited. Adults only. 570 645-8597.


November 24, Start Your Christmas Shopping at Nick’s Lake House, Lake Harmony. From 2 to 6 PM, all the best consultants will be there. Complimentary hors d’oevres and basket give-a-way at each table. Representatives from Biltmore Inspiration, The Pampered Chef, Handcrafted Jewelry by Jane, Mary Kay, 3000 BC, Scenty, Thirty-One, Smith Floral Company, John Stoy Photography, Barbara’s Scarves, Rejuv Hair Salon, others TBA. For info, call, Nicole or Donna at 570 722-2500.

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VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE There are many ways to honor our veterans on November 11, but one local business deserves some recognition. This will be the 4th year that Pine Point Carwash will participate by offering a full-service automatic car wash for every veteran who visits the car wash on Veteran’s Day. This will be in effect from 8 to 11 AM and from 12 Noon to 4 PM. (Guess Barbara wants to have lunch from 11 to 12?) Please tell the veterans among your family and friends that you appreciate their sacrifice.

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London played host to the Summer Olympic games in 1908 and 1948. When it hosted again in 2012, the British capital city became the first city in history to host the Olympic games three times.

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Lighting the Olympic flame is a practice continued from the ancient Olympic Games. In Olympia, the site of the ancient Greek games, a flame was ignited by the sun and then kept burning until the closing of the games.

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Preventing Electrical Fires (NAPSA)-Electrical failures and malfunctions are a leading cause of house fires year after year-but you can stay safe at home. Many electrical fires can be prevented simply by understanding basic electrical safety principles and following safe practices. Keep Home Fires From Burning To help you protect your home and family from electrical fires, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) offers these tips: • Safety should always be the top priority when working with electricity. ESFI recommends that a qualified, licensed electrician perform all home electrical work in compliance with local and national safety standards. • Consider having your circuit breakers replaced with arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs), which provide enhanced electrical fire protection by detecting dangerous arcing conditions. • Make sure all electrical panel circuits are properly labeled. Always replace fuses or circuit breakers with the correct size and amperage. • Keep the area around the electrical panel clear so you can easily shut off power in an emergency. • Every month, use the TEST button to check that ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and AFCIs are working properly. • Look for warning signs of an electrical problem, such as outlets and switches that are warm or make crackling, sizzling or buzzing noises. • Regularly check cords, outlets, switches, and appliances for signs of damage. Do not use damaged electrical devices.

Protecting your home and family from an electrical fire may be easier than you realize.

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Do not use extension cords on a permanent basis and never use them with space heaters or air conditioners. Avoid overloading outlets. Do not use lightbulbs that exceed the recommended wattage of the light fixture or lamp. What to Do in Case of Fire

Despite your best prevention efforts, a fire could still happen. Follow these five tips to make sure your family is prepared to make a safe escape: 1. Install smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the house. 2. Test smoke alarms every month. 3. Create a family fire escape plan that includes two ways out of each room. 4. Pick an easy-to-find meeting place outside, a safe distance from your home. 5. Practice your escape plan by having at least two fire drills a year. Start one fire drill at night while your family is sleeping. Learn More Visit for more home electrical safety information.

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CARRIGAN’S COUNTRY PHARMACY CELEBRATES NEW STORE WITH RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY Albrightsville, PA – September 11, 2012 – On Wednesday, September 12th, the Carrigan’s Country Pharmacy Family and Dawn Ferrante, Director of Carbon County Economic Development Corporation and Chairperson of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, Bradley marked the “Official 2012 Opening” of Carrigan’s newly relocated store Joyce with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Pine Point Plaza in Albrightsville. Realtor®

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Carrigan’s Country Pharmacy has been a favorite Carbon County business for 25 years and 1 Greenwood Rd. P0. Box 309 also an active member of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce for seven years. Dawn Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania 18624 Ferrante, Carbon County Chamber of Commerce Chairperson, states, “On behalf of the Business (570) 722-9222 Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, I would like to congratulate Carrigan’s Country Cell (570) 401-2296 Pharmacy on their new store and business expansion. I would also like to thank them for their Fax(570)722-8820 long-standing dedication to the Chamber and for acknowledging how important it was to them to keep their business in Carbon County. WeEmail wish them much continued success.” Website

Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated Since their store relocation earlier in the year, Carrigan’s has been enjoying a highly noticeable increase in business and in new customers. Maureen Althouse, pharmacist and proprietor of Carrigan’s Country Pharmacy, shares, “We are extremely excited by the warm reception that we have received from everyone since moving to our new store. At Carrigan’s Country Pharmacy, our primary goal is to focus on our customers as individuals and give them a great overall, personal experience. Our customers tell us how delighted they are with everything that we now have to offer them from our expanded product lines and better selection to new services and FREE wellness classes to our customer-friendly merchandise displays and roomy aisles for browsing. We have also introduced a brand new Health & Wellness Mascot, Mr. Bearywell, who will help us educate families on healthy lifestyle choices.”

Carrigan’s Country Pharmacy, located at Rts. 903 & 534 in Albrightsville, is a

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Passes Help Visitors Explore War Of 1812 (NAPSA)-As the nation commemorates the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the penning of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” one city will take center stage. That city is Baltimore. During the war, the British launched an all-out bombardment of the city that lasted 24 hours. Only a small, star-shaped fort blocked their advancement but the fort’s soldiers and Baltimore’s citizens stood their ground, defending the fort and turning the battle-hardened British army back. At dawn the next day, surprised to see the flag still flying, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that would become “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Today, visitors to Baltimore can stand on the ramparts at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and gaze out at the waters where Key first saw the nation’s flag during the Battle of Baltimore. Visitors can also see Key’s original manuscript at the Maryland Historical Society and visit the home of Mary Pickersgill, where the 15-star, 15-stripe flag that flew over the fort was sewn. Visiting these sites is easier than ever before thanks to combo tickets that make it less expensive to visit several of the city’s top attractions. These include the Star-Spangled Baltimore Pass and National Anthem by Land and Sea tours.

New ticketing options make it easier than ever to experience the city’s commemorative sites. -------------------------------------------------------Baltimoreans whose role as shipbuilders, sea captains, carpenters, innkeepers, laborers, seamstresses and militia companies helped end the “second war of independence” and start anew with a flag and national anthem. The tour visits Fell’s Point, home to more than 70 houses dating from the 1812 period-more than anywhere else in Baltimore. Visitors are invited to discover the importance of the war through special events, exhibitions, living history and more over the next three years. For More Information For more information, visit or call (877) BALTIMORE.

The National Anthem by Land tour is a 75-minute narrated trolley tour on a San Franciscostyle trolley. The National Anthem by Sea tour includes a 60-minute narrated cruise. The Preservation Society has also added 1812: Schooners and Privateers, a guided 60-minute walking tour focusing on the less-well-known

The Baltimore Colts was the first professional football team to have a cheerleading squad.

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6 Reasons to Boost Your Financial Literacy By Joe Geiser, State Farm™ Agent What you don’t know about money can hurt you. If you don’t know how to create a budget, fix a poor credit rating or invest in a 401(k) plan, you’re missing out on opportunities that improve your odds for financial stability and success. Financial literacy—an understanding of credit, banking, savings and more—offers you the tools and information you need to improve your financial health and well-being. Here are just a few of the things that’ll be easier once you have it:

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This sumptuous sandwich features wild Louisiana catfish. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2  Tbsp. whitewhite pepper 2 Tbsp. pepper (NAPSA)-Many people are looking for sim3 Tbsp. cayenne pepper ple, nutritious and easy-to-prepare recipes-and 1 tsp. sugar seafood can be a fresh alternative to meat and 1/4 tsp. kosher salt poultry. 1/2 Tbsp. granulated garlic Fortunately, preparing a tasty seafood meal is 1/2 Tbsp. granulated onion easier than you might imagine-if you have a 1/4 cup mayonnaise little inspiration and fresh, premium quality in1/4 cup Dijon mustard gredients from the Gulf. 8 slices French bread Chef Keith Frentz of LOLA Restaurant, winner 4 2-oz. pieces wild Louisiana catfish of the 5th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off 2 beefsteak tomatoes, sliced and culinary ambassador for the Louisiana Sea5 oz. spring salad mix food Promotion & Marketing Board (LSPMB), Sliced pickles used such ingredients to create his winning Combine spices; set aside. Combine mayondish. naise and mustard; set aside. “It was important for me to use products from Toast bread until crisp. Coat nonstick skilthe local farmers market and wild-caught Louilet with olive oil. Preheat over medium-high siana catfish because you don’t see them very heat. Generously rub fish pieces with seasonoften on menus,” said Frentz, who was crowned ing mix. Place in skillet and cook 3-4 minutes King of Louisiana Seafood. per side until cooked through. Chef Frentz offers another of his delicious reciSpread bread with mayonnaise mixture. pes for Blackened Catfish Sandwich which may Place fish on half of the bread slices. Place give you the confidence you need to make searemaining bread on top of each portion to food a regular part of your home cooking repcomplete sandwich. Press lightly and serve ertoire. immediately. Blackened Catfish Sandwich For more information and Louisiana seaYield: 4 servings food recipes, visit LSPMB’s website at loui1 cup paprika siana 2 Tbsp. black pepper

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Experts say children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(NAPSA)-As children return to school, it’s important to start their day with a nutritious breakfast to help them succeed. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills and eye-hand coordination. Also, kids who skip breakfast get sleepy at school and tend to eat more junk food later in the day. Healthy Morning Options Making your busy mornings healthier can be as easy as opening your freezer or refrigerator door, say the experts at the National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association. Frozen and refrigerated foods are quick and easy, tasty and nutritious and can help you and your family start the day in a very good way. Even if you think you don’t have time to eat breakfast, here are some quick and healthy options to consider: • Fill toasted waffles with peanut butter and jam for a unique breakfast sandwich. • Create a yogurt parfait by layering your favorite yogurt, fruits and granola. • Make a tasty shredded cheese and veggie omelet and serve with precooked turkey sausage.

Top pancakes with bananas, drizzle with chocolate syrup and serve with a glass of skim milk. • Mix nonfat yogurt, frozen berries, skim milk, juice and bananas for a delicious smoothie. • For quick grab-and-go meals, have readily available string cheese, a variety of yogurts, a selection of fruit juices, and breakfast sandwiches that are ready to heat and eat in minutes. For an easy, healthy breakfast treat, try this waffle recipe to get your family off to a great day. A Perfectly Healthy Breakfast Whole-grain frozen waffles Maple syrup Bananas, sliced Strawberries, sliced Blueberries Orange juice Toast waffles as directed and top with syrup and fruit. Serve with orange juice. For more tasty recipes and information on frozen and refrigerated foods, visit, and on Facebook, “like”















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Lake News 33 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, Council 10772 Golf Tournament Knights of Columbus, Council 10772 will host a golf tournament October 7th at Mahoning Valley Country Club. The format will be a 4 person scramble. Registration and lunch is at 11:30 AM, with a shotgun start at 1 PM. Cost is $60 per person and includes lunch, golf and a barbeque dinner. All proceeds go to K of C charities. Please contact Mark Saxon at 570 722-2636 for information.

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O’Det Painting WEST END PINK LIGHT WALK The West End Pink Light Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, hosted by West End Happenings will take place Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Gilbert American Legion Hall. Doors open at 6 PM. The walk starts promptly at 6:30 PM. Walk with us to show your support for a loved one, friend or co-worker. R Refreshments and educational material will be available. We plan to walk, rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Email questions to pinklightwalkwe@yahoo. com.

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CENTRAL SEWER Grinder Pump Customers For GRINDER PUMP SERVICE: contact SITE SPECIFIC @ 800 295-8853 Service calls caused by homeowner or rental negligence will be billed to the homeowner. The township has experienced several problems caused by excessive cooking grease and cloth type body wipes in the grinder pump.

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NONE OF THE FOLLOWING WASTES MAY BE DISCHARGED INTO THE SEWER: storm water, surface water, ground water, roof run-off, and/or sump pumps. Please review the user guidelines with anyone using your property. You can get a copy of these guidelines at the Kidder Township Office. Remember to mark the location of your grinder pump to prevent it from damage by lawn maintenance or snow removal equipment.

Homeowners, Landlords and Real Estate Agents In the interest of public health and safety, Kidder Township Code Chapter 137 requires that “an annual inspection shall be made not later than the 30th day of June of each year . . . all rental or time sharing units within the Township.” Occupancy of such premises is prohibited until a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued. Any occupancy puts the owner in violation and subject to a fine of between $300.00 and $1,000.00 per day, with each day of illegal occupancy constituting an individual offense. Applications for inspections are available at the township office Monday - Friday, from 8 AM to 4 PM or on-line at www.kiddertownship. org. Upon receipt of application and check for $35.00, one of our inspectors will contact the owner/agent for an inspection.

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KIDDER NEWS 2012 Contractor’s License Contractors who perform work in Kidder Township must have a current (2012) Kidder Township Contractor’s license. This includes all subcontractors if they are not covered under the General Contractor’s insurance. The fee is $50 for contractors previously licensed in 2011 or $100 for a new one. A Certificate of Insurance naming Kidder Township as Certificate Holder must be presented at the time of application. Licenses may be obtained at the Township office Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Please call the office at 570 722-0107 if you have any questions. 2012 Carbon County Dog Licenses Pennsylvania’s Dog Law requires all dogs, three months of age and older, to be licensed. In addition to your County Treasurer’s office, applications are also available at the Kidder Township office. Regular license fee is $8.50. Neutered male and spayed female dog licenses are $6.50 each. There is a $2.00 discount for senior citizens (65+). Trash Waste Management is the trash hauler for Kidder Township. WM arrives in the Township early Monday mornings; therefore trash should be placed out Sunday nights for pickup. Property owners may place up to 5 bags/cans out per week for pickup. Bags must be 35 gal. or less and cans 40 lbs. or less. One large item may be placed out for pickup each week. Yard clippings and leaves will be accepted as part of the 5 bag/can limit. No building materials will be accepted. If you have additional bulk items, you can contact WM at 800-621-2100 to arrange pickup and payment.

Encourage Recycling To cut down on the amount of trash unnecessarily going into landfills, please remember to recycle. Bins are located at Pine Point Plaza in Albrightsville. Please furnish recycling information to renters. If you have used ink jet cartridges, you can drop them off at the township building for recycling.

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HELP TO RECYCLE Unfortunately some area residents have been abusing the recycle center at Pine Point Plaza, leaving items which are obviously not recyclable. Please do not abuse this or we could lose the blue bins completely. The recycling bins are located at Pine Point Plaza at the access road from SR 534. Questions on recycling? E-mail carbonre@ What can be recycled?

• Aluminum and tin cans • Clear, green and brown glass jars and bottles • Plastic bottles #1 & #2 (soda bottles, milk & water jugs and laundry detergent bottles) Look for the number inside the recycling triangle located on the bottom of the bottle.

• Newspaper, cardboard, office paper, magazines and junk mail Remember to rinse clean all jars, bottles, cans, etc. before placing them in the recycling depot. Glass bottles and jars should NOT be broken before placing in the recycling depot. To save space, please crush all plastic containers & remove lids. (Lids are not recyclable) What does NOT get recycled!!!

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Lightbulbs Aluminum foil/plates Ceramics Styrofoam Window glass Mirrors Plastic wrap/bags Pottery or milk glass Pesticides, chemical, oil/anti-freeze containers

Aerosol cans Paint cans Never mix trash in with recyclables!!!

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Wildlife Note — 29

Black Bear by Chuck Fergus One of Pennsylvania’s premier big game animals is the black bear, Ursus americanus. The species ranges through much of forested North America from Mexico to Alaska and from Florida to northern Canada. In different regions, black bears exhibit different life patterns, denning times, tolerance of human activity, habitat preferences, home range, reproduction behavior, pelt coloration and even size and weight. Biology Bears are powerfully built animals. Adults are 50 to 85 inches in length, including a three- to five-inch tail. They stand about 30 inches at the shoulder and weights range from 140 to 400 pounds, with some individuals weighing more than 800 pounds. Males, sometimes called boars, tend to be considerably larger and heavier than females (sows). Most Pennsylvania bears are black, although a few are

cinnamon-color. (In other parts of its range, Ursus americanus may be brown, whitish, or bluish-gray, but the majority are black.) The body is glossy black, the muzzle tinged with tan. Often a bear will have on its chest a white mark, sometimes in a prominent “V.” The fur is thick, long and fairly soft. Sexes are colored alike. Bears walk in a shuffling, flat-footed manner. Each foot has five toes, each with a curved claw. Extremely agile for their size, bears sometimes stand erect on their hind feet to see and smell better. Top speed is 30 miles per hour over a short distance. Black bears climb easily and swim well. Black bears have an acute sense of smell, but their vision is poor. Hearing is not believed to be acute. They occasionally growl or “woof,” and when injured, sob and bawl. Sows communicate to their cubs with low grunts, huffs and mumbles. Bears are mainly nocturnal, but they sometimes feed and travel by day. Alert and wary, they tend to avoid open areas. Individuals are solitary. While most bears will run from a human, a female with cubs should be respected, and on rare occasions might actually attack if she feels her young are in danger. Bears that become accustomed to humans (as in a park or garbage dump setting) are less likely to run away, making them potentially much more dangerous. Bears find food mainly by scent. They are opportunistic feeders, with a largely vegetarian diet. Common foods are fruit (including large amounts of many kinds of berries), mast (acorns and beechnuts), succulent leaves of hardwoods, grasses, insects (including eggs and larvae), plant roots, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, fish, carrion and garbage. An occasional bear runs afoul of humans by preying on pigs, goats or sheep; by eating corn; by raiding campers’ food stores; and by destroying honeybee colonies (beekeepers with such problems should protect their hives with electric fences). Bears drink water frequently, and in hot weather they wallow in streams. In autumn, bears eat heavily to fatten themselves for winter. The winter den may be a hollow tree or log, an excavation or a crevice in a rock ledge; it may be a “nest” on top of the ground, or under fallen trees or brush, in a cavity under a large rock or beneath the roots of a tree; or it may be in a drainage culvert or a depression dug in

Lake News 39 the ground. Some bears line their dens with bark, grasses or leaves. Females often select more sheltered sites than males. Males den alone, as do pregnant females (they give birth in the den). Females with first-year cubs den with their young. In winter, bears den up and become dormant. They lapse into and out of a deep sleep, from which they may be roused. Body temperature is not drastically reduced. Respiration and heart rate might decline noticeably. They do not urinate or defecate while dormant. Bears in poor condition den for shorter periods than those in better shape. On warm, late-winter days, they may emerge to look for food. In some areas, bears create trails while covering the nightly circuits they run. Individuals may scar prominent trees with claw and tooth marks; these “bear trees” may mark a territory or signal availability during mating season. Bears mate from early June to mid-July. It is generally accepted that they are polygamous. The male does not help rear young. Females give birth to cubs in January while in the winter den. Litter sizes range from one to five, with three most frequent in Pennsylvania. Newborns are covered with fine dark hair, through which their pink skin shows. They are about nine inches long and weigh 10 to 16 ounces. Their eyes and ears are closed. Cubs nurse in the den. After about six weeks, their eyes open. In about two more weeks, they walk. They leave the den when three months old, are weaned by seven months, and by fall usually weigh 60-100 pounds. Bears traveling in groups in autumn are usually females and their cubs. Cubs are playful, romping in water and wrestling with their lit-

termates. The female protects them, sending them up trees if danger threatens. Males occasionally kill and eat cubs. In most cases, cubs den with their mothers for their first winter. The family group disbands the following summer, when the female again is ready to breed. A female generally raises one litter only every two years. Most females breed for the first time when 2½ years old. Mortality factors include hunting, damage control and highway kills. Bears host ticks and internal parasites. In the wild, a rare individual might live to 25 years. Population In Pennsylvania, bears are found in large forested areas statewide. They are not typically found in large urban and agricultural areas. The total population currently is estimated to be 15,000. Periodic harvesting, through hunting, helps minimize bear problems in agricultural areas — honeybee, livestock, crop destruction — and, in suburban areas. Habitat Bears inhabit wooded country. In spring and summer, they frequent openings to feed on fresh vegetation and berries; in fall, they occupy dense, regenerating clearcuts and mountain laurel thickets. In the northeast — a pocket of prime bruin habitat — bears favor brushy swamps with rhododendron, blueberry and spruce. They also inhabit mixed hardwood forests, especially where underbrush is thick. Bears range over large areas. Movement is affected by food availability, breeding activities and human disturbances. Although bears show remarkable adaptability in living close to humans, their numbers decline as their habitat shrinks. Protecting suitable wild lands, especially those containing wetlands, is probably the single best habitat management tool.

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FOR CHOCOLATE LOVERS! A recipe for the Lake News: Since I really love chocolate cake, this is my version. Its easy, no added chemicals, like the box version, and tastes better than most. Preheat oven to 350 F. Wet Ingredients: Gently warm and melt: ½ C Canola oil and add ~ 1 ½ TBSP. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips OR 1 ½ oz. Bar of 60% Cacao chocolate.(I always use Giradelli chocolate. Easy to find.) 2 Large Eggs (room temp) 1 C Milk (room temp) 1 C Black Coffee (room temp) 2 tsp. Vanilla Beat the wet ingredients well. 40 years experience

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Then add the Dry ingredients: (I sift the first 4.) 2 C Flour 3/4 C Cocoa Powder 1 tsp. Baking powder 2 tsp. Baking soda 2 C Sugar 1 tsp. Salt Bake at 350 F. 40-45 min. in oblong 13x9x2 pan. -Submitted by Debra Becker

Lake News 41 ST. PETER THE FISHERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH St. Peter’s is located on Lake Drive in Lake Harmony. If you have any questions regarding the schedule, please contact the office at 722-2034. Mass Schedule: Saturday: 5:00 PM; Sunday: 9:00 & 11:00 AM Weekdays: Monday thru Friday - 8 AM Confessions: Saturday 4:00 to 4:30 PM Eucharistic Adoration: Mon. after 8 AM Mass until 12 Noon, from Lent to Advent (holidays excluded) St. Peter the Fisherman Food Bank - If you want to contribute to this worthy cause, make check out to St. Peter the Fisherman Food Bank. Anything would be appreciated. All You Can Eat Big Breakfast Buffet, sponsored by St. Peter the Fisherman Church will be held October 14, from 9 am to 12:30 PM. Adults: $7.50; Children 3 to 7, $4.25. Breakfast buffet will continue until November on the 2nd Sunday of each month. All are welcome. Monsignor John Auchter Council #10772 - Knights of Columbus Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month in St. Peter’s Parish Hall at 7:30 PM. Contact Grand Knight,Chuck Weber at 7220212 or Membership Chair, Dr. Mark Saxon at 722-2636. Visit the Knights at their web site at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, located on at 5112 Pocono Crest Road in Pocono Pines, PA 18350, is the parish comprised of members of the former Our Lady of the Lake (Pocono Lake) and Christ the King (Blakeslee) churches. Tel. 570 6466424 or Community Bible Church of Pocono Lake For information, call 646-8995 or email at www. Grace-St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Located at 40 Church Road, Jim Thorpe, Worship Service is at 9 AM, Sunday, followed by Sunday School/Bible Study at 10:30 AM for children and adults.

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH St. Paul’s is located on Old Stage Road & SR 534, Albrightsville. Pastor Doug Holtz can be reached at 722-0964 or 243-1738. Sunday Schedule: Adult Bible Study and Sunday School: 9:00 AM Sunday Worship w/Communion @10:15 AM. Nursery is available Check website @ AA meets Sunday, 2 PM and Wednesday, 7 PM. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH The Church is on Rt 940, 1 mile east of Blakeslee. Sunday, Holy Communion, Worship at 8, 10:30 AM. Sunday School Classes (youth and children from age 3) - 10:30 AM. Pasta dinner-September 23rd, 4:30-6:30 PM. Call 646-0309 or e-mail CALVARY CHAPEL of the POCONOS Calvary Chapel of the Poconos is located at 2591 SR 903, in Albrightsville. Pastor is Bob Malafarina. Phone: 722-9792. Sunday Service at 10 AM; Wednesday, 7 PM. Blakeslee United Methodist Church Located just north of the traffic light at Blakeslee Corners on Rt# 115, Blakeslee, the Pastor is Rev. Joseph Healey. Church School is at 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 am, with nursery class for children. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.; Fellowship dinners, the 3rd Wednesday of each month and Homecoming Service the 2nd Sunday in October. Telephone 570 646-7727.

Salem United Church of Christ The church, located on Old Rt. 940 in Pocono Pines, extends an invitation to a concert & BBQ on Saturday, October 6, from 4 to 7 PM. No charge. Information 570 646-2688

Pocono Lake United Methodist Church The church is located on SR 940 next to the Village Park Center. Sunday Service is at 10 AM; Wednesday Bible Study is at 7 PM. Call 646-2650 or email:, or visit

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