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

October / November 2011

Spectacular fall foliage at Split Rock Golf Club’s 11th hole, North Course. -Photo Courtesy of Split Rock Golf Club.

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Lake News 3 LAKE NEWS October/November 2011 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 available online at

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.

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18624 On Sunday, September 18 , Murphy’s Loft and Tunkannock Fire Company presented Finnegan’s Wake featuring The Barley Boys & Pocono Region Pipes & Drums. The annual event ran from 1 to 5 PM. Cost was $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. All ticket sales went directly to the fire company. Murphy’s Loft provided a buffet and cash bar. As usual, Finnegan rose from his casket and was dunked in the pool. th

Lake Harmony Watershed Preservation Group is hosting a wine pairing dinner on Saturday, October 15, at the Boulder View Tavern. Cost is $65. More details on p. Closet Cases, a consignment boutique specializing in women’s designer apparel, just opened in July and already needs to find larger quarters. The popular shopping store is currently located in a small plaza next to the Pocono Lake post office on SR 940. They will be moving into a recently vacated house behind the plaza in early October and expanding their line to include some men’s apparel. Speaking of consignment shops, Wear It Again recently opened a boutique on Route 903 in Albrightsville. They specialize in used kid-tween clothing and gear. Kids grow so fast, it’s great to be able to economize on clothing. Robert P. Ludgate, President/CEO of Pocono Resorts Realty, is pleased to announce that Yarrrow Wilkins has joined the company as its General Manager. Ms. Wilkins has been in the real estate field for more than 18 years, previously with Keller Williams in Allentown, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates in Stroudsburg.

Shenanigans of Lake Harmony will host the 7th Annual Tailgate Party Saturday, October 1, 2011. Festivities begin 2 hours before kickoff of the Penn State vs. Indiana State football game. Donation is $50 per person. Reservations (preferred) include all food, draught beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar. Entertainment will be provided. Prizes and raffle! 100% of all donations will benefit The Second Mile, an organization founded to provide children with help and hope. The event is sponsored by DeAnguelo Brothers, Inc. of Hazleton. Questions, call Brenda at 800 360-9333 or 570 4591112.

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ROAD CLEAN-UP Lake Harmony Association completed the last two road clean-ups of 2011 on Tuesday, September 20 at 6 PM and Sunday (after the parade!), September 25 at 11 AM. Crews met at the “new” fire house. Vests and gloves were provided. Both clean-ups were due to the Convention and Parade. Although LHA sponsors these undertakings, all are welcome! We always like to see new faces joining in this effort.

What is this? Why it’s a PA black bear with paws on the window of an area home, while looking inside to see what’s happening! -------------------------------------------------------Like the bears, it seems that some of us have “fattened up” for the winter season. Well, a few of the local ladies want to do something about that and are in the process of organizing off-site Weight Watchers meetings in the area. We don’t have details yet, but if you are interested, please contact Laurie at 570 722-2886. Tootsie & Frank Giovannone hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner n Thursday, September 15th at Charlie Weaver’s Restaurant in White Haven. Many of the locals attended in their Pilgrim or Indian Head dresses. The food was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed the turkeys carved by Lou Cerino and Tom Tumminello. A fun night was had by everyone. A Halloween costume party will be held Saturday, October 29th at 7 PM at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall on East 10th Street. The party is for adults only - BYOB! There will be a costume contest. Nightwind will be performing. Advance tickets are 2 for $15 or $10 each at the door. This event benefits St. Joseph Regional Academy. Questions or tickets, call Kathy at 570 325-9392 or

We take pride in having our community look good at parade time and again, after the parade. Thanks to all who helped in this worthy effort! Volunteers participating September 20 were: • Paul & Nancy Haupert • Billy & Ginny Compton • Tom Cassidy • Ginny Raphaelson • Judy Pollock • Frank Pieri • Pete Ginopolas • Cheryl Jones • Frank & Danielle Way • Mark & Beth Zinmin • On Sunday, September 25, Ed Weaver and Youth Services Agency of PA participated in the 2nd clean-up.

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IN MEMORIAM Kathy A. Haman Mrs.Kathy A. Haman, 45, of Penn Forest Township, died August 14 in The Summit of the Blue Mountain Health System, Lehighton. She was the wife of Sherwin D. Haman Jr. They were married 22 years in June. She worked in housekeeping/custodial services at Split Rock Lodge, Lake Harmony for the last six years and was previously a machine operator for the former Scotty’s Fashions, Palmerton, where she worked for 17 years.. Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Paul E. and Rosemarie (Strohl) Green. She was a member of Dinkey Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ashfield and the ILGWU. Kathy was a 1983 graduate of Lehighton Area High School. Surviving in addition to her husband, are two sisters, Debra A. of Palmerton and Sheila A. of Lehighton; a brother, John P. of Lehighton; two nieces, Kristen and Kimara; two nephews, Cody and David;an aunt, Dorothy Zuber, with whom she resided; and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE! Wow! Lake Harmony and Albrightsville fire companies worked hard to get the 2011 Pennsylvania State Firemen’s Convention and Parade to come to Lake Harmony September 21 through 24, 2011. It was a coup to get the parade here in Kidder Township, the first ever in Carbon County. The four day event was a huge success. The convention committee and the many volunteers made all this possible. Many long hours went into the several years of planning and preparation for the events and parade. We will not make any attempt to single out any individuals, just say “Job well done!” to all. The convention opened Thursday with a flourish at the convention headquarters, the Galleria at Split Rock. Edward Mann, State Fire Commissioner was on hand. There was a Memorial Service recognizing the first responders at Shanksville on 9/11. There were also opportunities for hands-on fire training.

Again, it was a great opportunity to network with fellow fire fighters and a great social event. Friday evening also saw an appearance of Juliann Sheldon, Miss Pennsylvania and the crowning of Parade Queen, Rachel Lennon, representing Quakertown Fire Co.; Casey Rodriquez, representing Albrightsville Fire Co., Parade Queen Runner Up; and Taylor Huth, Parade Princess. All three contestants were clear winners after having raising substantial amounts for their designated charities. Everyone was concerned about the weather forecasts all week. Many of us feared that we would have at least some rain on our parade. Someone must have some pull with Mother Nature because the weather actually cooperated. Welcoming banners were hung at various homes and businesses along the parade route. We hope the convention attendees felt welcome because we were delighted to have them.

Lake Harmony had their own open house, showing off their new quarters and equipment. Like Albrightsville, Lake Harmony served adult beverages and a delicious buffet. Liz Lennon made some awesome cakes. Kids enjoyed seeing the apparatus up close. It was a great opportunity to meet neighbors and get an appreciation for what our volunteers do.

Saturday was a big day, with apparatus judging at Pocono Raceway in the morning. Unfortunately there were some latecomers at the track which caused a delay in the start of the parade. However, once the parade got underway, it was a definite winner! I can’t even imagine the amount of planning and work it took to pull it off, but once it started, it was one of the finest parades anywhere. The apparatus was gleaming, the marchers great and the bagpipes, as always sent chills up your spine. The tractors were nifty and of course the several Dalmatian mascots were adorable. Did I leave anyone out? All nine Divisions representing Fire Companies around the state, made this parade one to remember. It seemed that it must have been especially exciting for the youngsters who were either participating in or watching their first parade.

Friday saw many educational seminars and opportunities to view vendor booths containing the latest in fire fighting equipment and gear. The evening featured a Beef ‘n Beer at the Galleria with entertainment by the Daisy Jug Band.

A special thank you to Convention Chairman, Steve Lilick, Convention Vice Chairman, Ralph C. Lennon, Convention Vice Chairman, Mario Alonso and Parade Committee Chairman, Joseph Lennon. Photos on pp. 50-53.

The festivities began with a carnival-like atmosphere at the Albrightsville Fire Company’s open house on Thursday, starting at 5 PM. It felt like a neighborhood party with lots of games and activities for kids. Fire fighting apparatus was on display. Smokey Bear, always popular with the kids, made an appearance. For adults, there was plentiful food and adult beverages.

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Lake News 13 GHOST TOURS IN THE OLD JAIL The spooky ghost tour of the Old Jail Museum on Saturday, October 15th, 22nd & 29th will take you through a 140 year old jail while you hear tales of ghostly encounters. The 40 minute tour will be held 6:30 PM to the last tour at 9:30 PM with a new tour beginning every 15 minutes. You don’t believe in ghosts? That’s OK, but don’t be surprised if a ghost finds you! Don’t miss hearing about unseen hands pushing visitors forward, playing cards being thrown around empty cells, and cries for help from invisible inmates. Are these the ghosts of the Molly Maguires, the seven coal miners who were hanged in the 1870s inside the Old Jail Museum, the former Carbon County Prison? Or are they the spirits of tormented prisoners who commited suicide or were murdered? We’ll never know, but you will hear their spooky stories on the Old Jail’s Ghost tour. This is not a hauted house. Ghost photo opportunities will be included so be sure to bring your camera. You just may catch a glimpse of an elusive ghost. The Old Jail Museum is located at 128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA. Ghost tour admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for students. Because of the unexplainable nature of the ghost stoiiries, children under 12 are not permitted. There ae no advance reservations or tickets. For more information, please visit or call 570 3255259.

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Hidden Causes Of Muscle Cramps And Chronic Pain (NAPS)—Whether you call it a spasm or cramp, the acute pain of an involuntary muscle contraction can sideline anyone—from the 18 million seniors who suffer with daily muscle spasms to the estimated 30 million weekend warriors who develop cramps from athletic exertion—but that doesn’t have to be. Dehydration is often a contributing factor, especially when temperatures are high. Reduced blood flow can be another cause, as extremities farther from the heart—thighs, calves, feet, hands—are more prone to painful cramping as a result of insufficient electrolyte levels or diminished oxygen. Muscle spasms can also stem from certain diseases such as MS, peripheral artery disease, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, restless leg syndrome and kidney disease; a reduced level of activity; and a wide range of prescription medications. In particular, cramps are often brought on by statin medications, which control cholesterol levels and are taken by some 26 million Americans annually. Muscles in spasm contract uncontrollably and the pain can be severe. Muscles that spasm or cramp frequently can form knots or microtears that worsen over time. What To Do F o r t u n a t e l y, t h e r e a r e n e w ways to treat these cramps. One new rapid treatment for muscle spasms was formulated homeopathically with FDA-approved ingredients magnesium and copper. Its aim is to relieve muscle spasms in under a minute and last for up to eight hours. The topical medication is drawn deep into the muscle, where it also helps you avoid the post-cramp pain that is the cause of much discomfort long after the cramp itself.

Many people may reduce their risk of muscle spasms and painful cramps with a proper diet and a topical medication. A homeopathic preparation will not interact with other prescription medications, unlike preparations that contain quinine, which can be a problem for people taking blood thinners or heart medications. It can even work preventatively. Applying Cramp911 15 minutes before athletic activity can help prevent cramps and spasms. Applied before going to bed, it can minimize the incidence of nighttime leg cramping, for a more restful, pain-free night’s sleep. Other ways to reduce your risk of muscle spasms include: •Stay hydrated. •M a i n t a i n a d i e t w i t h t h e proper balance of electrolytes, including magnesium, calcium and potassium. •Be active, even if it’s just 10 minutes of walking a day. Consult your physician before starting an exercise program and don’t do too much, too soon. •Watch out for temperature extremes. Learn More For more information, ask your pharmacist or visit www.cramp

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SKUNK-BE-GONE Summer is in full swing! We received another request for the now famous recipe, “Skunk-BeGone”. We have published this recipe for a nontoxic concoction in past issues, but it seems we need a periodic update. It originally appeared in the June/July issue of Mother Earth News and subsequently appeared in the Forest Stewardship Quarterly (Volume 7, Number 1, Summer 1997). All the credits being out of the way, we again offer it for your use if you or your pet have the unfortunate experience of being “skunked”. We at Lake News sincerely hope that you will never need to make use of the recipe. Skunk-Be-Gone Ingredients: 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide (available at your favorite drug store) 1/4 cup baking soda 1 teaspoon liquid soap Preparation: Using a two-quart bowl and spoon, dissolve the baking soda in the peroxide. Add the soap; mix and pour into a spray bottle. Liberally apply the mixture to your pet’s fur, avoiding the eyes and mouth, and rub it in well. Wait 15 minutes and then completely rinse the animal with tap water. One treatment is usually satisfactory. This rinse will also safely deodorize your car as well as afflicted people. Editor: We have not tested this recipe, but it certainly seems much easier and less messy than the old-fashioned tomato juice remedy. Keep this recipe in a safe place. You may need it!

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Coming Events Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Co. hosts a great breakfast the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy breakfast with friends and support a good cause at the same time. Cost is $7.00. Bingo is every Saturday night. Doors open at 5 PM and Bingo starts at 6: 30 PM. ______________________________________ Tuesdays, 50+ Shopper Club, The Crossings Premium Outlets, Tannersville. Shoppers 50 years of age or older can take advantage of an added 10% savings on Tuesdays by presenting identification with proof of age to cashiers at participating stores. 570 629-4650.

October 1-30, LGSR Train Rides, recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, 1 Susquehanna St., Jim Thorpe. Ride the rails into the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park. Coach tickets are $12/adults; $9/children ages 3 - 12 years old. Open air car and caboose tickets are $18/adults and $10/children ages 3 - 12 years old. Children under 3 receive a free ticket. Train rides will be held 10 AM, 11 AM, Noon, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM and 4 PM. October 1 - 30, Disc Golf, Blue Mountain Ski Area, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton. It’s Disc Golf Season at Blue Mountain Ski Area. Players have the option of two different courses, the Skyline Park or the Valley Course. The Disc Golf Season lasts until October 30, depending on weather. The cost is $5 per person. Skyline Park and Valley course hours are 10 AM - 6PM/Thursday and Friday; 9AM -6PM/Saturday and Sunday. Slopeside 9 hours are 10 AM - dusk/Thursday and Friday; 9AM - dusk/Saturday and Sunday. (610) 826-7700. October 1 - 30, Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival, Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Rd, Lehighton. Enjoy hayrides, midway rides, food, games, costumed characters and more. Admission and parking are free. Noon - 6 PM on weekends (including Columbus Day) and noon - 5 PM on weekdays. (610) 377-8400.

October 2-30, Sangria Sundays, recurring weekly on Sunday, Cherry Valley Vineyards, Saylorsburg. Sangria Sunday will be held from 1 to 5 PM. (570) 992-2255. October 7-9, Greek Festival, Holy Cross greek Orthodox Church, 135 Stokes Ave., Stroudsburg. Bring the family to enjoy delicious Greek cuisine. DJ will be spinning Greek music. Experience Greek dancing Friday and Saturday from 7-8PM. Festival hours are 11 AM - 10 PM on Friday and Saturday, and noon - 7 PM on Sunday. Admission to festival is free. October 8, Oktoberfest 3, Barley Creek Brewing Company, Camelback Rd. and Sullivan Trail, Tannersville. Live music by the Jim Roberti Trio, fireworks, bouncy house, food, drinks and more. Proceeds benefit the Tri-State Troopers Foundation in memory of Robert A. Lasso. Tickets are $20/at the door; $5/advance. 3 to 9 PM. For ticket information call Barley Creek at (570) 629-9399.

October 8-9, Autumn Timber Festival, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Rd., Shawnee on Delaware. See nature’s splendor during prime fall foliage time. Event includes lumberjack demonstrations, chainsaw sculptures, tethered hot air balloon rides, live music, children’s activities and food and vendors galore. A one day ticket at the gate is $15/adult; $12 /child (ages 5-12) and children age 4 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online or by calling. Festival will be held from 11 AM to 6 PM. (570)421-7231. October 15, Wine Pairing Dinner, Boulder View Tavern, to benefit Lake Harmony Watershed Preservation Group. Cost is $65. See p. 36 for details. October 15, Dansbury Depot Re-dedication and Octoberfest, Dansbury Depot, corner of Analomink and S. Kistler Street, East Stroudsburg. ECA reveals the progress on the 1864 East Stroudsburg Railroad Station (Dansbury Depot) and hosts a day-long free celebration in Millers Park to celebrate the saving of history and bounty of the fall harvest season. Watch as the historic Delaware,Lackawanna steam train pulls into town, as it did through history. Festivities will include live music and entertainment, historic and civic organizations, arts and crafts, vendors and fun for all ages. (570) 424-7540. Noon - 6 PM.

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MORE EVENTS Now thru October 30, 10th Annual Scarecrow Exhibition, Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsmoor Rd., Stroudsburg, recurring daily. Stroudsmoor Country Inn partners with Jacob Stroud Corporation to celebrate the coming of fall and recognize charitable organizations for their service to the community. Competition prizes will be awarded. (800) 955-8663. October 15, PMRPF’s Second Annual Fundraising Event Golf Tournament, Inn at Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor. Pocono Mountain Regional Police Foundation will host its second annual fund-raising event golf tournament. Fee includes lunch and catered reception. Registration at 11 AM; shotgun start at noon. This is a four person scramble and features contests for hole in one, closest to pin, longest drive and flight winners, silent auction and raffle prizes. Meet Philadelphia Eagles legend, John Spagnola. Cost is $120 per player. (800) 233-8150. October 21-22, ESU’s Homecoming Celebration, Fire Works and Parade, Eiler-Martin Stadium and downtown East Stroudsburg. ESU students, alumni and the community celebrate during the annual Homecoming Celebration. Visit the Stadium Friday night at 9:30 PM for fireworks show; Parade at noon on Saturday. Parade route starts at Dansbury Park St. and concluding on campus. (800) 775-8975. October 22, Badge - The Eric Clapton Tribute, Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Performed by the Craig Thatcher Band. Tickets are $23. Doors open 7:30; show at 8:30 PM. (570)325-0249.

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On December 1st, the Penn Kidder Seniors are going to Mt. Haven Resort in Milford, PA. Cost is $55.00 per person and includes breakfast buffet, open bar 12 - 4 PM, live entertainment and all you can eat buffet in the afternoon. You can also see a movie or play bingo before the entertainment begins. Bus driver tips are included in the price. You do not have to be a member or senior to go on this trip. If you are interested in any of the Penn Kidder Senior Center bus trips, please call the Jim Thorpe/Penn Kidder Senior Center at 570 325-4980.

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Penn Forest Vol. Fire Co. #2 Penn Forest Twp. Vol. Fire Co. #2 Auxiliary is hosting their first Family Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 6 to 10 PM. The firehouse is located on Rt. #534, in Albrightsville across from the IML development. Cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 and under. The food will be donated and catered by Dom ‘n Ali’s Restaurant. Food and beverages will be provided, along with a DJ for entertainment, a costume contest and games. Please dress in costume. For more information, e-mail or call 570 722-0555.

Lake News 25 SUMMER TENNIS SCENE AT SPLIT ROCK : “That’s the way the ball bounces” Summer classes and activities were up and down with expectation and participation but kept on rolling, none the less. A spirited group of families took full advantage of lessons and clinics for ages 5 to adult. Two USTA junior events, The seventh Keystone Kickoff, held July 12 -15, along with the fourth Split Rock Summer Classic, July 22-24, held their own with entries and talent as Director George Wolbers prepares for his final event of the year the October Classic, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. Camper Ashley Barrow (Flourtown,PA) was sufficiently motivated after the week of Classic Tennis Camp to try out for her school team. George gives much credit to staff members Justin Feiner, Neal Scheuerman and Mitch Franko for their due diligence in putting the place back together after several ill-timed storms made maintenance tasks especially challenging. On a more disappointing note, The highly anticipated Pocono Open was canceled, falling victim to a disturbing trend felt by several other notable events in the Middle States section. Lack of entries to support prize money distribution resulted in the 11th hour decision to forego this year’s event and look toward next season. The Pocono Open reluctantly joined a list of no go’s which included events at Waynesboro CC, the Delaware State Open, Llanerch CC, Delaware Valley, Radley Run and at Courtside Tennis Clubs. Blue Ridge Communications and Cable channel TV 13 were poised to cover the event. Upon learning of its cancellation, Program Director Kim Bell responded by contacting Wolbers to do a live TV segment on tennis for that station’s “Talk of the Town” feature which was taped the morning of August 24 and has aired throughout September.

Resort Tennis Staff member Mitch Franko (Jim Thorpe) has landed at the No. 1 singles spot for Randolph College in Lynchville, VA, this fall. Franko is a freshman and came into George’s training program just after his sophomore year at JTAHS. Both Kristi Bowman and Brittany Stanton of Mountain Top, who trained throughout the summer at Split Rock, have apparently taken up where they left off as freshman sensations for Crestwood High last year. Bowman at 9-0 and Stanton at 8-1 are setting some standards to admire as they attempt to lead the girls team there to its second post season run in as many years. Tennis players and enthusiasts alike are in for a treat the next time they venture on to the Galleria’s indoor courts. State of the art resurfacing has just been completed. The upgrade is only one of many at the completely refurbished Sports and Activities Complex at Split Rock, joining the new arcade and bowling lanes as the fitness center spends a bit more time powdering its nose before reopening. Oh, And Ashley Barrow? She’s playing doubles for Gwynedd Mercy Academy. You go, girl! - George Wolbers

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Pictured above are the ladies of the 2010-2011 Women’s Ski Program The 2011/2012 ski season will kick off with Ladies Night Friday, December 2, at 7 PM, at Peterson’s Ski Shop, Rt. 115 in Blakeslee. Learn about women specific equipment from the Pros and meet old and new ski friends. Discounts will be offered throughout the store and refreshments will be served. All are welcome to join in for an informative and enjoyable evening. Mark your calendars to join the ladies on Tuesdays at Jack Frost for a 1 hr free Ladies Clinic and ski with the Jack Frost Divas. Classes start Tuesday January 3, 2012 and run through Tuesday February 28, 2012 (no class 2/21). Sign up at Snow Sport learning center by 9:45 AM and clinic begins promptly at 10:00 AM. You must have your own or rented ski equipment and purchase a lift pass. Season pass holders are always welcome. Jack Frost once again will host a 2 day Women’s Seminar on Saturday & Sunday, January 21 & 22, 2012. The program is taught by women instructors who are committed to provide a positive learning environment, coupled with support and camaraderie. The fee is $185 ($150 for Season Pass holders) and includes a 2 day

lift pass, two days of instruction, continental breakfast, lunch and a wine and cheese party on Saturday after skiing. Advance registration is required. Contact Bernie Oldroyd, JFBB Women’s Program director at bernie.oldroyd@ for further information. More information will be available in the January issue of Lake News. The Sixth Annual “Ski for the Cure” breast cancer awareness day will be Saturday February 25, 2012 at Jack Frost, benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, NEPA. More information to follow in forthcoming issues. Let’s hope we all have a great season and look forward to meeting new skiers. Bernie Oldroyd JFBB Women’s Program Director 570 646-7774

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Every day, a multitude of golfers make their way to their golf courses of choice to play the game that they love. And every time golfers step onto a course, they spend anywhere from two to five hours playing their respective rounds. During that time, golfers incur many facets of the game, and without even realizing that there are many more things than meet the eye. If you have ever wondered about some of the things that factor into this crazy game that fuels our addictions, here is some information to ponder. Q-How big is a golf ball? A-A golf ball must be no smaller than 1.68 inches in diameter. Q-How much does a golf ball weigh? A-A golf ball must not weigh more than 1.62 ounces. Q-How big is the hole in the green? A-The hole must be 4.25 inches in diameter. Q-The new drivers look huge. How big can they be? A-A club’s head must not exceed 460cc in size. Q-Why are clubs built with different lengths? A-Because longer clubs have less loft and require more speed to elevate the ball. This change in length allows for that to occur easier than if they were all one length. Q-Why do clubs have grooves? A-Clubs have grooves for the same reason tires have treads. Grooves displace water. The more water that is displaced during a shot, the more control that a player has over the ball. Spin is simply a by-product of grooves, but spin is not the purpose of having grooves.

Q-How many clubs can I carry during a round of golf? A-A player may not play with more than 14 clubs during any round. Q-How many rules of golf are there? A-When golf began, there were basically three rules. First, the game should be played fairly. Second, every stroke counts. And third, play the ball as you find it. The game has evolved and although there seem to be a million possibilities, the current rule book, which everyone should own, has 34 rules and three appendices that cover the gamut.

Q-When did golf migrate to the United States? A-Golf started being played in America in 1894. Q-How did bunkers on a course originate? A-When golf began, there were no lawn mowers. Golf facilities had to have a way to maintain their grasses. The answer to this problem was very simple for them...herds of black faced sheep. The sheep would roam free and naturally eat the grasses as they grew. However, in Scotland and Ireland, the birthplace of golf, weather conditions were extreme, even for the sheep. In order to protect themselves from the wind, the sheep would their hooves to dig pits in the dandy soil to lay down for protection. These pits would add an extra challenge to the game, and designers began to use these pits to enhance their designs. Over the course of time, lawn mowers would make the sheep obsolete, but the concept of bunkers that they created reminds of them every day. Q-Why does a course have 18 holes? A-This question can be answered in different ways, but this is my personal favorite explanation. When golf began, the number of holes expanded to 22 over time. Then it was scaled back to 18 by the governing bodies of Scotland. Their reasoning: there are only 18 shots in a traditional bottle of scotch whiskey, so 22 holes just wouldn’t do because they would run out of scotch before they finished. Hopefully these little tidbits will add to your knowledge and enjoyment of the game and perhaps now we know how the game began in the first place. Bored scotch drinking, sheepherding men from Scotland with sticks, rocks, a lot of land, a sense of humor and a whole lot of creativity! Maybe not, but it’s fun to imagine it that way!!!

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NOVEMBER EVENTS November 4, Wine Dinner, Louie’s Prime, 134 Lake Harmony Rd. Call 570 722-3990 for details. November 5, The Nu-Utopians, Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Led by Rex Fowler of Aztec 2-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, the ensemble performs remarkably fresh treatments to Lennon’s best and least known Beatles and solo songs. Tickets are $28. Doors open at 7:30 PM; the show begins at 8:30 PM. (570) 325-0249. November 12, Holiday Craft Bazaar, American Legion, Ballpark Rd., Dingmans Ferry. Get ready to start your Christmas shopping. Visitors can shop for handmade crafts, artwork and jewelry, antiques, flea market finds, baked goods and more. Shoppers can also browse through many of the name brand products from American Home. Tastefully Simple Foods, Avon, Creative Memories and more. Holiday Craft Bazaar will be held from 9 AM - 3 PM. (570)409-0506. November 12, John Denver Tribute, Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Starring Ted Virgil and John Denver’s original lead guitarist Steve Weisenberg, Mr. Virgil not only bears an uncanny resemblance, but is exceptionally talented in his own right. Tickets are $25 per person. doors open at 7:30 PM; show begins at 8:30 PM. (570) 325-0249. November 26-27, Thanksgiving “FREE” Weekend, Pocono Whitewater, 1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe. Get away on this holiday weekend and burn off those Thanksgiving feast calories. Enjoy a free bike rental with the purchase of a Lehigh Gorge shuttle service. Call, e-mail or visit online for more information. (800) 944-8392.

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How A Hot Dog Helped Create A Cancer Treatment (NAPSA)—If you or anyone you care about is among the more than 4,000 people who are diagnosed with cancer every d a y, y o u m a y b e r e l i e v e d t o know a groundbreaking cancer treatment with no side effects is on the horizon. It started when John Kanzius, an engineer and leukemia victim, developed the idea of treating cancer using radiowaves and targeted metal nanoparticles. Kanzius designed a basic radiowave-generating machine to prove his theory that cancer could be treated and cancer cells destroyed without any damage to surrounding healthy cells, without any harmful side effects and without the need for drugs or surgery. The Test—Best for the Wurst That’s where the hot dog came in. Kanzius was able to demonstrate his research by injecting the frankfurter with copper sulfate and placing it in his radiowave machine. As he exposed the hot dog to radiowaves (already proven to be safe for human exposure), the temperature rose solely where the metal solution was in the wiener and nowhere else. The test confirmed that metal attracted these radiowaves and could potentially kill cancer cells with no harmful effects on humans. Many call this “the world’s most promising cancer treatment.” The Research Continues While Kanzius died of his condition before his idea could be put into practice, the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation (KCRF) continues to support ongoing

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KIDDER NEWS 2011 Contractor’s License Contractors who perform work in Kidder Township must have a current (2011) 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 2010 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. 2011 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

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Additions•Masonry Patios• Decks Fireplaces Photo, courtesy of John Stoj. The drive-in event at Pine Point Plaza went very well! Thankfully, the weather cooperated. A donation was made to the Penn-Kidder PTA from the event’s proceeds. Look sharp and you will see cars lined up in the parking lot at Pine Point. LIONS MEET The Penn-Kidder Lions Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM at “L’Antico Caffee” on Route 903 at Danner Road and the third Saturday at 9 AM at Terra Cottage Cafe in Lake Harmony. Anyone who is interested in more information about the Lions or in joining, new members are welcome. We do not have the current contact as we understand Brad grissinger is moving out-of state. PENNKIDDER COUNCIL, CCCC The PennKidder Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce meets the 2nd TUESDAY of the month. The location of the meeting changes from month to month for the foreseeable future. Their new mailing address is P. O. Box 1242, Albrightsville, PA 182101242. Visit their web site for further up-to-date information at Questions, call Rich at 570 807-0022.

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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. 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.

SEWAGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM The Kidder Township Supervisors, Administration and Staff are committed to the protection of our environment and want to thank everyone for their cooperation and commitment to continue our goals to protect the quality of the township’s surface and ground waters. As part of Kidder Township’s Sewage Facilities Act 537 Study, a Sewage Management Program was enacted for all properties serviced by an on-lot septic system. This management program requires that all septic tanks/cesspools be pumped every three (3) years. (This applies to all non-sewered areas.) Schedule of pumping: * Septic systems in District 1, which include those in the Holiday Pocono development in Albrightsville, will need to be pumped in 2011. * Septic systems in District 2, which include Albrightsville and un-sewered Lake Harmony and Split Rock areas (245 homes), will need to be pumped during 2012. * Septic systems in District 3, North Kidder Township, (north of I-80) and the Tannery area (287 homes) will need to be pumped by December 31, 2013. If you are in one of these districts and have not complied with the requirement to pump your septic system, you should be aware that the penalty for non-compliance to Kidder Ordinance #111 includes, but is not limited to, Civil Action filed in the Magisterial Court of Carbon County and a $500.00 fine. For information, a list of licensed pumpers, or questions regarding this program or central sewers, contact Karen at the Township office at 570 722-0107.

Lake News 43 PA TURNPIKE APPROVES 2012 TOLL INCREASE The PA Turnpike Commission recently approved a 2012 rate plan that includes a 10-percent toll increase for cash customers, with no increase for those who pay with E-ZPass. On January 1, 2012, cash rates will be increased by 10%. The increase will be applied to all vehicles. With the new rates, the most common cash toll for passenger vehicles will increase from $1.10 to $1.25, while the commercial-truck classification (Class 5) will rise from $8.095 to $9.85. The Commission cited the higher cost of handling a cash transaction, approximately four times more expensive a transaction. It costs the commission about $1 per transaction to collect a cash toll, and less than 25 cents per transaction with users of E-ZPass.

ATTENTION RENTERS If you live in Kidder Township and rent the home you are living in, this information is for you. It has come to the attention of the Lake Harmony Rescue Squad that there are some residents who rent who would like to receive the mailing that we send and become subscribing members of LHRS. If you subscribe to the Lake Harmony Rescue Squad’s Subscription Program, you will receive important protection for you and your family from five days after the date your subscription form is received until 3/31/2011. I encourage you to carefully consider this special program. If you want more information, stop by the rescue Squad building and pick up a packet or call Pat at 722-9140 and one will be sent to you.


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Care and Use of Your Grinder Pump Kidder Township recommends that property owners landscape around the Grinder Pump to prevent damage from vehicles, snowplows and/or lawn maintenance. Also, power to the Grinder Pump must remain constant. Do NOT turn off the circuit breaker, even if closing the house for an extended period of time. If you are closing up a home for several weeks, the manufacturer recommends purging the lines by running 20 gallons of water through the system to insure that the lines and the pump will be filled with clean water. With the extreme temperatures over the past winter, we’ve experienced many more service line freeze-ups at residences than we have in years past. This has resulted in costly repairs and inconvenience for the township as well as residents. A tip . . . If purging a line as recommended above, and we’re experiencing unusually cold weather, pour a gallon or two of RV anti-freeze along with the 20 gallons of water into your line and pump for a trouble free winter next year. Also, with most Grinder Pumps outside of the 5 year warranty since installation, do not introduce into the system any of the following: Glass, metal, diapers & baby wipes, sanitary napkins & tampons, kitty litter, plastic objects, strong chemicals, gasoline, lubricating oil & grease, flammable material, explosives, seafood shells, socks, rags, cloth, goldfish, stone. Please post our regulations in all rentals because service calls due to homeowner or renter neglect are billed to the homeowner. Copies of our regulations are available in the township Office. John P. Finnerty

Kidder Township Manager

FIRE COMPANIES OFFER LIFE SAVING SERVICE If you are a resident of Kidder Township, and have a person living in your home that, in some way is disabled, i.e., bed-ridden, on oxygen, Lou Gehrig’s disease, etc., you know the importance of being able to get that person out of the building in the event of a fire or other emergency. To help expedite this process, the Albrightsville, Lake Harmony and Kidder Fire Companies are compiling a list of households where these individuals reside. This list will be given to the Carbon County Communications Center and stored in their computer. In the event, there is an emergency at your residence and 1st responders are dispatched, this information will be given to the emergency personnel at the time of dispatch (no names will be given), thus alerting them to take proper steps in planning to remove the individual, if necessary. The fire companies believe that in the event of an emergency, this early warning can only be a positive thing. If interested in being enrolled in this program, simply call Fire Chief Ralph Lennon at 570 722-8248. Supply him with the information and he will enroll you in the program. Keep in mind, that even though you are enrolled in this program, there is no guarantee that individuals will always be evacuated in time, in the event of an emergency, but it certainly lessens the risk of not being evacuated.

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Wildlife Note — 28

White-Tailed Deer by Chuck Fergus The white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, was so named because the underside of its tail is covered with white hair, and when it runs it often holds its tail erect so that the white undersurface is visible. Whitetails belong to the Cervidae family, which in North America includes elk, moose, caribou and mule deer. Cervids are splithoofed mammals with no incisor teeth in the front of the upper jaw. They are classed as ruminant animals, meaning they have a four-chambered stomach and frequently chew a “cud.” Adult male whitetails grow and shed a set of antlers each year. On rare occasions, adult females also grow antlers. Scientists have identified 30 subspecies of whitetails in Central and North America. Whitetails occur from southern Canada south through the United States and Mexico to Panama, but they are absent from most of Canada, Nevada and Utah. They occur commonly throughout Pennsylvania. The largest of the subspecies is the northern woodland whitetail, and the smallest is the endangered Florida Key deer. The subspecies throughout most of Pennsylvania is the northern woodland whitetail. In Pennsylvania the average adult buck weighs about 140 pounds live weight and stands 32 to 34 inches at the shoulder. He is about 70 inches long from the tip of his nose to the base of his tail. His tail vertebrae add only about 11 inches, but the long hair makes it far more conspicuous. Does tend to average less in weight and body length than males of the same age from the same area. Deer weights vary considerably, depending upon age, sex, diet and the time of year. For example, breeding-age bucks may weigh 25 to 30 percent more at the

onset of the breeding season than they do at its conclusion. Hence, a 140-pound buck in December might have weighed 180 pounds in September. Hair color is alike in both sexes. In adults, the belly, throat, areas around the eyes, insides of the ears and the underside of the tail are white all year long. During summer, the upper parts of the body are reddish brown, and in winter they are grayish brown. Summer hairs are short, thin, straight and wiry. Winter hairs are long, thick, hollow and slightly crinkled. Winter hairs afford the deer excellent protection against the cold. Summer coats are shed in August and September, winter coats in May and June. Melanistic and albino deer occur but they are rare. Partial albinos, sometimes called “piebalds” or “calico” deer, occur more frequently. Fawns are born with white spots in the upper coat. When a fawn is lying on the ground or in dry leaves this coat looks like the sun hitting the ground after it passes through the treetops. This provides excellent camouflage for the fawns. Their summer coats are molted about the same time as the fall molt in adults, and fawns take on the same coat colors as adults in the fall. Whitetails have scent-producing glands: two tarsals, one inside each hind leg at the hock joint; two metatarsals, one on the outside of each hind leg between the hock and the foot; four interdigitals, one between the toes of each foot; and two preorbitals, one below inside corners of each eye. The tarsals and metatarsals release scents conveying excitement or fear, while the interdigitals produce odors which let deer trail each other by smell. The preorbitals are used to personalize the prominent overhanging branch at “scrapes” — thrownup dirt patterns — used to attract does during the rut. Deer can run at 40 miles per hour for short bursts and maintain speeds of 25 miles per hour for longer periods.

Lake News 47 They are also good jumpers capable of clearing obstacles up to nine feet high or 25 feet wide. The air-filled hairs of their coats enable them to swim easily. Although whitetails are color-blind and sometimes have a hard time identifying stationary objects, they are easily alerted by movement. Their keen senses of smell and hearing also help them detect danger. Usually deer are silent, but they can bleat, grunt, whine, and when alarmed or suspicious, make loud “whiew” sounds by forcefully blowing air through their nostrils. Does whine to call their fawns and fawns bleat to call their mothers. Although antler growth is evident on male fawns, the button-like protrusions are not prominent. A buck’s first set of antlers begins to grow when it’s about 10 months old. Each year after the buck reaches this age, it will grow and shed a new set of antlers. Typical antlers curve upward and outward to point forward, and consist of two main beams with individual tines growing upward from them. If the yearling buck comes from an area with poor food conditions, his first set of antlers may be only “spikes” — antlers consisting of single main beams only. Spikes are more common in yearling deer than older ones because antler growth starts at a time when the young buck’s body is still growing rapidly. But because antler development is tied in closely with the animal’s nutritional status, older bucks might also carry spikes if they come from an area with poor food conditions. More of the nutriments in the young buck’s body are going for body growth than in older bucks, hence, less are available for antler development. Fifty percent or more of the yearling bucks from poor deer range in Pennsylvania may produce only spikes, compared to 10 percent or less from good deer range. Antlers generally begin to grow in March or April. Growing antlers are covered by a skin called “velvet.” This velvet is covered with soft hairs and contains blood vessels which supply nutriments to the growing antlers. The solid bone-like substance which makes up the polished antler is secreted by cells on the inside of the velvet. By August or early September antler growth ceases and the velvet is shed or rubbed off by the buck as he rubs saplings, shrubs or rocks with his antlers. Polished antlers are carried throughout most of the breeding season, which can last into late February. The antlers are shed at the end of this period, and a new set begins to grow in March or April.

While antlers grow they’re soft and subject to injury. Bent and twisted tines and main beams are a result of injury to the antler while it was growing. Broken antlers occur after the antler has stopped growing and is hard. The small cavities sometimes seen in polished antlers are a result of botfly larvae damage during the growing period. The antler cycle is influenced by secretions from the pituitary gland. Changes in length of daylight periods and, to a lesser degree, temperature influence the hormone secretions from this gland. Hormones are believed to be a factor in the initiation of new antler growth. Increases in the amount of testosterone in the blood of whitetail bucks in late August and early September cause blood flow to the antlers to stop. The velvet dies and is shed or rubbed off. Throughout the breeding season, testosterone levels continue to increase until they peak in November, usually coinciding with the height of breeding. After that, testosterone abates, apparently triggering antler shedding. Shedding usually occurs earlier in northern states than southern ones. Spike bucks tend to retain their velvet longer and shed their antlers sooner than bucks with branched antlers. The roles of age and nutrition in the length of antler retention are not fully understood at present. Social Organizaton The social organization of the whitetail is largely matriarchal. Although large numbers of deer are sometimes seen together in feeding areas or wintering areas, these associations are usually temporary and do not reflect the same strong ties as family associations between related does. The most common social group is an adult doe, her fawns and her yearling female offspring. Sometimes three or four generations of related does are present in a family group. When fawning season rolls around in late May, adult does leave the family group and remain alone to bear and rear their fawns. Once a pregnant doe leaves the family circle to bear her fawns, her yearling offspring are left on their own for the summer. Siblings tend to remain together throughout most of summer. Sibling groups with yearling bucks separate in September as the rut approaches. Yearling bucks tend to disperse from the mother’s home range at this time. Yearling does remain in the mother’s home range and generally rejoin their mother and her new fawns between September and October. During the breeding season adult and yearling bucks tend to stay alone except when in pursuit of a female approaching estrus. After the breeding season, in late January, yearling and adult bucks form loose associations of small groups, usually two to four animals, which remain together throughout most of the winter and summer months. These groups break up around September when the rut starts. Reproduction The mating season of white-tailed deer begins as early as September and can last into late January. Breeding

48 Lake News activity reaches its peak in early November, and most adult females have been bred by the end of December. Some females are capable of reproducing at seven or eight months of age and give birth at 14 or 15 months of age. Most of these animals breed a month or two later than older does, and they usually produce a single fawn. The age and health of a doe influence her reproductive capacity. Females from the best range produce more fawns than those from poor range. Adult females (2.5 years and older) usually produce twins, and triplets are not uncommon. There is a tendency for young females to produce a larger percentage of male offspring than older does.

gram to shelter deer in severe winter weather is sometimes necessary where suitable cover of that type is absent. The value of these plantations to deer is low during most of the year but high during winter. As with clearcutting, conifer plantations should be kept small and scattered. Large plantations are unnecessary. Small clumps of only 30 to 60 trees will suffice. Individual trees within the plantation can be spaced as far apart as eight to ten feet. Preferably, these clump plantings should be located in lowlands or on south-facing slopes.

Food Habits

Deer are a valuable natural resource, but they must be closely managed or they’ll quickly overpopulate the range they inhabit. When overpopulation occurs, deer strip their habitat of its life-supporting qualities, not just for deer, but for many woodland wildlife species. Crop and other property damage problems also increase, as well as deervehicle collisions. Pole timber and over-browsed woodland cannot support large densities of deer. Without adequate food sources and cover, deer populations are stressed. Deer must work harder for daily nourishment and often have not built up the energy reserves they need to make it through winter. Young deer, because they require food for both growth and energy reserves, are most susceptible to winter starvation and exposure. They simply don’t have the muscle to push away older, more dominant deer at feeding locations. Under-nourished deer are more prone to succumb to exposure and disease. In addition, unhealthy deer typically have smaller body size, lower reproductive rates and smaller antlers. So the key to managing deer is keeping their populations at healthy levels. This essentially entails ensuring they don’t exceed their range’s ability to support them. We use hunting to adjust deer populations. Population control can be accomplished only through a rationed harvest of female deer. The Game Commission issues permits entitling hunters to take antlerless deer in particular management units, areas where the agency continually collects deer population data. Deer populations and density goals based upon habitat, along with hunter success rates, are used to gauge how many hunting permits should be issued. Public support of our management program is essential to maintaining the deer population as a public asset to be enjoyed by future generations of Pennsylvanians and visitors to Pennsylvania.

Whitetails eat a wide variety of herbaceous and woody plants. In a Pennsylvania study where biologists examined and measured the food contained in the rumens of vehicle-killed deer, about 100 different plant species were identified. More than half were tree, shrub or vine species, the remainder, herbaceous plants. A good number of ingested plants could not be identified. Whitetail food preferences are largely dependent on plant species occurring in an area and the time of year. Green leaves, herbaceous plants and new growth on woody plants are eaten in the spring and summer. In late summer, fall and early winter, both hard and soft fruits such as apples, pears and acorns are a major component of their diet. In winter, evergreen leaves, hard browse and dry leaves are eaten. Good supplies of a variety of natural foods at all times of the year are essential if an area is to carry a healthy deer population. Habitat A seedling-sapling forest satisfies two deer needs: (1) concealment, and (2) food in the form of buds, stems and leaves of shrubs and young trees. Seedling-sapling stands are created most frequently by timber harvesting. Clearcutting, or even-aged timber management, means cutting most trees larger than saplings, but leaving an area of land looking “clear.” This cutting technique should be restricted to areas where sufficient regeneration is present to guarantee a sustainable forest. In the timber cut, snags, den trees, mast trees and rare tree species should be left behind to assure a good habitat diversity for an abundance of wildlife. Newly cut treetops provide an immediate source of browse in winter months when snow cover makes other sources of food unavailable. Therefore, when possible, the actual cutting operations should be carried out when the trees are dormant. However, the greatest benefit of clearcutting to deer lies in the often abundant new growth vegetation and succulent sprouts and seedlings that flourish in the sunlight following the cutting. Once established, this new thick growth also provides concealment for deer, not only in the early years following the cutting, but for a longer period, after much of the browse has grown out of their reach. While most deer habitat management should revolve around a forest cutting program, including the establishment of herbaceous openings, a conifer tree planting pro-


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Wildlife Notes Allegheny Woodrat


Bats Beaver Black Bear

Otter Owls

Blackbirds, Orioles, Cowbird and Starling Blue Jay Bobcat Bobwhite Quail Canada Goose Chickadees, Nuthatches, Titmouse and Brown Creeper Chimney Swift, Purple Martin and Swallows Chipmunk Common Nighthawk and Whip-Poor-Will Cottontail Rabbit Coyote Crows and Ravens Diving Ducks Doves Eagles and Ospreys Elk Finches and House Sparrow Fisher Flycatchers Foxes (Red & Gray) Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird and Brown Thrasher Herons Kingfisher Mallard Mice and Voles Minks & Muskrats Northern Cardinal, Grosbeaks, Indigo Bunting and Dickcissel

Porcupine Puddle Ducks Raccoon Rails, Moorhen and Coot Raptors Ring-necked Pheasant Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ruffed Grouse Shrews Snowshoe Hare Sparrows and Towhee Squirrels Striped Skunk Tanagers Thrushes Vireos Vultures Weasels White-tailed Deer Wild Turkey Woodchuck Woodcock Wood Duck Woodpecker Wood Warblers Wrens

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Above: Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company poses for pre-convention photo.

Below: Open House at Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company. The place really rocked! Photos on these pages are courtesy of Anne Martino.

Lake News 51 On left: The appearance of Juliann Sheldon, Miss Pennsylvania, added excitement to the evening at the Beef ‘n Beer festivities at the Galleria Convention Center.

Emily Kuchar, Nicholas Pantages and Thomas Pantages, selling lemonade along the parade route to raise money for local flood victims

Left to right: Juliann Sheldon, Miss Pennsylvania, Casey Rodriguez, Albrightsville, Runner Up, Taylor Huth , Lake Harmony, Parade Princess and Rachael Lennon, Quakertown, Parade Queen.

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Above: Lauren Beal and Rebecca Lennon carry the banner for Lake Harmony Volunteer Fire Co. in parade. Ava Beal can be seen behind the banner, carrying an American flag. Below: Members of Albrightsville Volunteer FireCo. march in parade.

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Above: Lake Harmony Volunteer Fire Co. hook/ladder truck. Below: Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Co. pumper.

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Remember, Only You Can Prevent Wildfires (NAPSA)—A recognized symbol of fire prevention since 1944, Smokey Bear now offers additional ways to help prevent wildfires— new public service advertisements (PSAs) and a mobile application (or app). His free smartphone app is designed to provide information about wildfire prevention, including a step-by-step guide to safely building and extinguishing campfires, as well as a map of current wildfires across America. The television, radio and outdoor PSAs target anyone likely to b e a c a s u a l c a m p e r, h i k e r o r mountain biker, as well as people who live near forests. The campaign was created pro bono by ad agency Draftfcb, the same volunteer agency that has worked on the campaign since 1944. Smokey’s message about wildfire prevention has helped to reduce the number of acres burned annually by wildfires, from about 22 million (1944) to an average of 6.5 million today. Although progress has been made, wildfire prevention remains one of the most critical environmental issues affecting the nation. Preventing wildfires is as important today as it was when Smokey first began his campaign—and it’s important that people learn about the causes and what they can do to help prevent them. Many Americans believe that lightning starts most wildfires, when, in fact, nine out of 10 wildfires nationwide are caused by people. The principal causes are campfires left unattended, yard waste burning on windy days, arson, careless discarding of smoking materials or BBQ coals and operating equipment without spark arrestors. The campaign reminds people that Smokey is counting on them to prevent wildfires. The PSAs aim to decrease the number of human-caused wildfires and encourage young adults to speak up

Smokey’s message about wildfire prevention has helped to reduce t h e nu m b e r o f a c r e s bu r n e d annually by wildfires. when others are acting carelessly. The PSAs direct audiences to visit the campaign’s updated website,, where they can take a pledge to be smart when outdoors and learn more about wildfire prevention. Smokey Bear ’s website has also been updated. In addition to the PSAs and website, Smokey Bear uses Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to further the reach of his messages: •F a c e b o o k : w w w. f a c e b o o k . com/smokeybear •Tw i t t e r : w w w. t w i t t e r. c o m / smokey_bear •YouTube: smokeybear •M o b i l e : w w w. s m o k e y b e a r Smokey Bear’s Facebook comm u n i t y, w h i c h i n c l u d e s o v e r 40,000 people, features interactive tabs with quizzes, polls, fire safety tips and much more. The mobile app provides easy access to all of Smokey’s social media networks including his YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages. In addition to a step-bystep campfire guide and the wildfire map, the app provides free mobile wallpapers featuring classic images of Smokey Bear.

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Bulb Myths Debunked (NAPSA)—Here’s a bright idea: It may be time to get with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Soon, standard incandescent bulbs are going away as a result of continued demand for more energy-efficient lighting products as well as U.S. federal lighting efficiency standards. This means energy-efficient alternatives such as CFLs are becoming even more commonplace. Though CFLs save considerable money on electricity bills and light homes with a bright, white light, myths still surround them. To help, industry-leading experts from GE Lighting are shedding some light on myths and questions, including lighting legislation changes, at w w w. g e l i g h t i n g . c o m / 2 0 1 2 . Among the myths: •Myth: CFLs contain high levels of mercury. GE CFLs contain a very small amount, 2 milligrams on average, which is smaller than a ballpoint pen tip. By comparison, older home thermometers contain 500 milligrams of mercury. It would take literally hundreds of CFLs to equal those amounts. •Myth: If I break a bulb, I need to see a doctor. Scientists employed by the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that the amount of mercury a person is exposed to in cleaning up a broken lamp is equivalent to a bite of tuna, and even the worst-case CFL breakage scenario measured by one state EPA was equivalent to eating just a single meal of albacore tuna. •Myth: CFLs are too expensive. CFL costs have decreased significantly in recent years. Some

A variety of CFL technologies are available today. The bulb shown above is a clear glass prototype of a hybrid halogen-CFL technology, which hides an instantly bright halogen capsule inside the swirl of a CFL bulb, all housed in a traditional-shaped bu l b . Courtesy: GE Lighting

cost less than $2 when part of a multipack. •Myth: CFLs produce an unattractive blue light. Today’s CFLs can produce a soft, white light in color ranges similar to incandescents. Look for Kelvin numbers on packaging. Bulbs with a 2,700 to 3,000 Kelvin (K) number emit a warmer, yellower color. Those with a 3,500 K to 6,500 K number emit a bluer or whiter light. •M y t h : C F L s g i v e p e o p l e headaches. Anecdotal reports of headaches are very rare, and there is currently no scientific evidence that CFLs cause headaches. While older, long-tube fluorescent bulbs in industrial settings could have caused headaches due to their noticeable flicker rate, today’s CFLs operate at a faster frequency to eliminate flickering. To learn more about advancements in CFL technologies, as well as halogen and light-emitting diode (LED) light bulb options, visit

58 Lake News 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) “Big Breakfast Buffet” - all You Can Eat Breakfast, Sunday October 9th from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. Adults $7.25 and $4.25 for children 3 to 7 years. Eggs, homemade French toast, homemade waffles, breakfast potatoes, sausage, pancakes, cream chipped beef, assorted cereals, toast, juice, coffee, tea and a variety of desserts. St. Peter the Fisherman Food Bank could use your help. If you want to contribute to this worthy cause, make check out to St. Peter the Fisherman Food Bank. Anything would be appreciated. St. Peter the Fisherman Knights of Columbus - Council #10772 Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month in the Parish Hall at 7:30 PM. Contact Grand Knight, Richard Klepper at 325-2625 or Dr. Mark Saxon at 722-2636. Visit the Knights at their web site at St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, located on Sullivan 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. 570 646-6424 or

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 our website @ www.stpaulsalbrightsville. org for up-to-date changes and additions. 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. 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. 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, the church holds Worship Service at 9 AM, Sunday, followed by Sunday School/Bible Study at 10:30 AM for children and adults.

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