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President & Comm. Manager's Message 3 Chairman's Message & Environmental Corner 4 Public Safety and Public Works Corner 5 Food & Beverage Events 6-7 Meet the Candidates 8 - 11 Committee Minutes 20, 28, 29 Registration Corner 21 BOD Meeting Minutes 24 - 25 RS&W News 27

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Recreation Section Golf News Nubia Malkin Art Center Salem Township Minutes Lake Township Minutes

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FROM JERRY RESTAINO

FROM LARRY FROTTEN

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t the time I wrote my July column Larry Frotten was the Assistant Community Manager. Congratulations and best of luck to his appointment as our new Community Manager.

of the season. To address this serious problem we are also reviewing having one of our Patrol Boats With the creative interviews conducted by on Roamingwood Lake at night prior Larry Frotten and his administrative team to July 4th, on July the Board has recently hired the following 4th, and after July individuals for the positions listed: 4th. While no one can deny that Fireworks Karen Kegel, Food and Beverage Manager are exciting, thrilling and inspirational, that Started July 15, 2019 is not the full story. The bigger issue is the potential damage from the Fireworks. Ken Lehman, Maintenance Supervisor Please remember that if it is dry, sparks Starts August 5, 2019 can set off a fire and cause devastating Nick Ardito, Lieutenant Public Safety damage and loss of homes and property. Started July 16, 2019 Going back to Colonial days, John Frank Trinisewski, Interim Accountant Adams remarked “That independence be Started July 15, 2019 observed annually with pomp and parade, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and Mr. Trinisewski, who was formerly illuminations from one end of the continent employed by our accounting firm, Zavada to the other from this time forward forever Associates, was hired on an interim more.” basis and will be primarily responsible for developing the 2020 Operations and The State of PA now allows the sale of Capital Budgets. Those budgets will be fireworks to PA residents. Previously we submitted to the Budget Committee for could only purchase sparklers and the their review and then presented to the like. Nevertheless, the POA is a private, Board for its review and deliberations and not-for-profit community that has the right ultimately presented to the Community. to establish our own Bylaws, Rules and We are experiencing serious problems with recycling and trash. Michael and Larry will probably address this topic. Nevertheless, no one, not homeowners nor contractors are allowed to put construction debris in recycling or trash. Recycling and trash disposal are becoming complex issues. The Board is in the process of developing a recycling and trash disposal process that will lead to heavy fines for violators. Repeat violators run the risk of loss of privileges. This is cautionary comment to all. I hope all enjoyed our July 6th approved fireworks presentation. July 4th weekend was great for us financially; far superior to last year. However, there is a constant problem with the use of fireworks. The only permit for the use of fireworks in The Hideout had been issued to Maiocco Contracting, and anyone else shooting off fireworks is in violation of our rules and regulations. Our current policy is that a violator of our fireworks rule will pay a $150.00 fine, and a repeat violator will pay a $300.00 fine. The Board is currently reviewing an enhanced fine structure whereby the first fireworks violation will be significantly increased and the second violation will be double the first one, plus the loss of privileges for the rest

Regulations and Policies. To that end, the use of fireworks – unless approval is granted – are prohibited in The Hideout. Sparklers are allowed but only on your property and not in the streets and/ or amenities. Why is this so difficult to understand, acknowledge, and accept?

The kind, considerate words of John Adams would run afoul of our Rules and Regulations concerning bonfires and illuminations. That is simply the evolutionary pursuit of historical ideas and concepts.

Community Manager’s Message

nother exciting, patriotic and enjoyable 4th of July celebration at The Hideout has come and gone. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding performance by the employees during the week-long celebration. The result of their work and planning provided the community with one of the best financial returns in recent memory. Our staff at Food and Beverage, Public Safety, Maintenance, Recreation, Golf, and POA administration performed remarkably and should be recognized for their performances. The many people that attended various venues and events provided a challenge to our staff; however, the challenge was met. Our fireworks display on July 6th was delayed because of the weather, but the performance was accomplished. I must say, “I was impressed with the display and people that were present where I was agreed.” The fireworks’ presentation has been an event that The Hideout has enjoyed for many years. The POA is pleased we have the opportunity to provide such a patriotic display for our members and visitors.

On other fronts, the pickle ball courts have been completed at the Main Lodge tennis courts and are now available for use. We have been informed the muchanticipated Mini Golf Course will be installed in the next few days. Scheduling and weather have been constant issues which have delayed the installation. The Golf Course has been enjoying the sun as most of us have, thereby allowing some drying to take place.

We are happy to announce the hiring of three individuals to fill vacancies created in the past few weeks. Karen Kegel has Another area the Board is reviewing is accepted the position of manager, Food repeat violations by contractors, be they and Beverage. Ken Lehman has accepted residents or non-residents. Our Rules, the position of Maintenance Supervisor. Regulations, and Bylaws were established Frank Trinisewski has accepted the and amended for the protection of our position of Interim Accountant. The community and for all to enjoy our management team of the POA was amenities. Repeat violations will be subject impressed with the credentials of all these to increased fines. When that does not new members to The Hideout team. We prove to be a deterrent from continual look forward to working with them and violations, a higher form of discipline will be imposed, including banning a contractor from working in The Hideout. The Hideout is a diverse POA second to none in NEPA. Let’s work together to keep it at that high level. Jerry

We have an App! The Hideout App will give you information on events happening in our community. To download go to the App Store or Google Play and search “The Hideout” then look for The Hideout flower.

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wish them good fortune in their new endeavors. The Hideout is very fortunate to have them join the other outstanding members of our team.

On another subject, I would like to advise our members and their guests, that The Hideout has very strict rules regarding the use of our compactor and recycling facility. As the Community Manager, I monitor the recycling on a daily basis as does our Maintenance and Public Safety departments. I and a board member recently observed two members disposing of construction materials in our facility. By now, all members should know that this is against our rules; rules that are prominently displayed. The members questioned whether The Hideout was attempting to prevent them from working on their homes. The members were informed that they certainly can work on their home, however they are not entitled to dispose of construction materials in our recycling facility. The Hideout offers homeowners the ability to dispose of such materials, fees apply, between the hours 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Members can call Maintenance at (570) 698-4100, ext. 132 to arrange for such accommodations. We also have Bulk Garbage Day coming up on September 28, 2019, no fees apply for first load. The home owners involved were cited and will be required to pay a fine. We urge all our members to be vigilant regarding this type of disregard for our rules and ask all to follow the rules regarding the use of our recycling and disposal facility. A warm welcome to our members, their guests and renters to The Hideout. We hope you enjoy all the fine amenities and many activities we sponsor. We only ask that you respect our rules and regulations and are respectful to each other. More importantly, we hope you enjoy your stay.

MEET THE CANDIDATES Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge

There are QR codes at the Main and North gates for The Hideabout Newspaper and The Hideabout Extra. So, please let your friends and family know that when they stop at the gate to get their pass, if they scan the QR codes with their smart phones they will have easy assess to our monthly and bi-monthly publications. Thank you!


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POA NEWS

FROM MICHAEL TERRANOVA

FROM RYAN HILL, M.S.ED, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER

Chairman's Message I hope everyone had a great July 4th. After a delay, the weather took a break just long enough for our fireworks display over Roamingwood lake.

I am amazed at the strides, in such a short time, made by our Community Manager, Larry Frotten. He has started to streamline the structure of our POA staff, cross trained staff, evaluate equipment, and consumer shopping for supplies, just to name a few.

job. The beaches, pools, and other amenities were at near capacity and our staff rose to the challenge! As always, I ask that members and guests be respectful of each other and to our staff members as they doing their jobs.

This current Board of Directors, have been very busy over the last few months. In an attempt to cut costs of trash We have restructured the chain of removal without cutting service to command at the POA office. Community members, the Board of Directors is Manager, Larry Frotten along with Human reviewing a new plan for the facility. In our Resources Manager, Brooke Craven, bylaws it states that our compactors are for have worked in conjunction with all household trash only. Recently, compactor department heads to enhance the staff at #2 was repaired at a cost of nearly eleven the POA. Larry and Brooke have reviewed thousand dollars. It was determined that many resumes over the past weeks. there is a great deal of non-household They have recently added a new Food trash being placed in the compactors. This and Beverage manager, Karen Kegel. is mostly building waste. This heavy debris Also added was a new Maintenance is causing damage to our equipment. Supervisor, Ken Lenham. Last but not Public Works personnel, as well as Public least, a new Interim Accountant, Frank Safety officers, will be monitoring the Trinisewski. Frank has been working compactors. Any violations will result in a with our staff since the departure of our citation. If you are a resident, construction Financial Manager. Frank comes very debris can be disposed of by a private highly recommended by Ray Zavada who carrier or The Hideout offers Bulk Garbage heads the accounting firm that handles day, September 28, 2019. If you are a affairs for The Hideout. Welcome all to contractor you should not be using The The Hideout family. Hats off to Larry Hideout facility. Anyone applying for a Frotten and Brooke Craven for continuing construction permit, will be reminded to to place the best possible candidates in have your contractor remove any debris much needed positions. with a private carrier. In the coming year, it looks like top With the 4th falling on a Thursday, management will now be able to move our community had a great number forward and keep The Hideout a great of residents and guests for the long place to live. weekend. Our staff did an outstanding

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directly to me up Can you believe it's August already?! until August 31st at It's been a hot summer so far and with all rhill@thehideout.us of that sun, members/guests are reminded or (570) 698-4100, ext.166. Please only to utilize a high SPF to protect yourself provide accurate from harmful UV rays. counts, not guesses. Our office needs your help! The PA Game Commission conducts a Wild Turkey Treesmiths Utility Arborists, a subcontractor for PP&L Sighting Survey each summer which has historically been performed throughout the Electric, are conducting a large amount month of August. They ask PA residents to of trim work throughout the community provide information on observed turkeys so on trees that are on or near PP&L’s main powerlines. If you have a solid pink ribbon they can better analyze the spring turkey population throughout the commonwealth. tied to trees on your property and you have not yet spoken with their point of contact, To try and avoid multiple homeowners John Rhodes, please call him at submitting data for the same flock of (570) 229-0559. Any tree’s that are cut turkeys, which could bias their survey down from this scope of work will be made results, I ask that if you see any turkeys while in the community to reach out to me into firewood length size and stacked along the roadside for member pickup/use. directly with the following information: *Your name, the date you saw the turkeys, The TNR Pilot Program is continuing to the lot number closest to where the turkeys prove highly impactful here at The Hideout. As of July 19, 2019, 108 total cats have were observed, and the total number of: been TNR’d in the community, resulting in Adult Hens, Adult Males, and Poults (the youth). While there are many distinguishing an estimated reduction of 2,160 new cats from utilizing the property by the end of the features between a hen and male turkey, Fall 2019 breeding season. try to observe the color of their head, in which case males are typically bright red, blue, and/or white in color and hens are more of a drab color. Male turkeys also have beards protruding from their chest area, whereas this is an untypical feature for hens. The youth will be very small, and brown in coloration. Try your best to count accurately and not to disturb them. As always, DO NOT FEED our friends of the forest as there is a $1,000.00 citation for the feeding of wildlife throughout the community.

Donations for the TNR Pilot Program to get additional cats spayed, neutered, and rabies shots, can be made at any point of sale location here in the community. Next time you’re purchasing something or are at the POA, be sure to ask the staff member assisting you how to make a donation towards the project.

As always, be sure to follow our Instagram account, “HideoutEnvironmental” and stay tuned for posts as things start to bloom and blossom throughout the community.

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The Environmental Department will be hosting a Deer Management Educational Open Forum on August 22, 2019. At the Main Lodge, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This will be in conjunction with representatives from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Services and the PA Game Commission. We hope to see you there! If you are unable to attend, you can contact Ryan J. Hill, Environmental Manager, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 166 or rhill@thehideout.us for information.

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FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

Public Safety Corner I would like to address a problem at our beaches that has seemed to have rekindled this past 4th of July Weekend. The problem exists when people try to save spots on our beaches by leaving beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, etc. unattended on the beach, referred to by some in The Hideout as “Crop Circles”. I would like to remind everyone of the motion that was passed by the Board of Directors back in April of 2006. The motion reads as follows: Motion #0617 RESOLVED it is not permitted to reserve space on the beaches or the pool areas. Personal property such as blankets, chairs, umbrellas or coolers, left unattended for a period of longer than one hour will be removed from the beach or pool area by Public Safety or the Aquatics staff if the owner of the property cannot be located. I am asking everyone to be considerate of their fellow members and to refrain from leaving items on the beach when they are not there. Let’s all work together to help make our beaches and pools here The Hideout enjoyable for all. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new Public Safety Departments Operations Supervisor Nicholas (Nick) Ardito, who recently came on board with the department last month. Nick is a retired police officer from New Jersey who worked as a University Police Officer in Newark, NJ for four years, a Police Officer/Detective and Sergeant for the New Jersey Transit Police in Newark,

NJ for six years and a Police Officer for the Township of Union, N.J for 20 years. After his retirement from the police department Nick became the District Security Director for the Township of Union, NJ Public Schools for nine years. In that position he supervised 18 security officers in ten school buildings. Union, NJ has a total student population of about 9,000 students and a population of about 60,000 residents. Nick has been married to his wife Linda for the past 36 years and they have four adult sons. Nick moved from New Jersey about 18 months ago and currently resides in Lords Valley, Pennsylvania. Nick looks forward to working with the residents of The Hideout and bringing his years of police experience to The Hideout Public Safety Department. Nick is a firm believer of community orientated public safety which means public safety officers stepping out of their patrol vehicles and talking and shaking hands with the residents. When you see Nick around the community please feel free to stop and talk to him and introduce yourselves. Welcome aboard Nick! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a happy and safe month of August here in The Hideout!

AAny individual obtaining a temporary hanging pass, at any of our gates, must provide the officer: 1. a valid state driver’s license 2. a valid state vehicle registration 3. a license plate number in order to obtain a pass. Members are encouraged to please advise their guests, contractors, or invitees entering The Hideout of this policy. Thank you!

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FROM ROBERT BRINSFIELD, FACILITIES MANAGER

Public Works Corner A s we move forward, environmental issues become an ever-growing issue. Items that we may have taken for granted years ago and assumed were biodegradable may not be. Littering used to be concerning only because it was not aesthetically pleasing. Now, we know that waste has lasting effects on soil, water, and animals. Plastics break down into microplastics, but don’t seem to go away. Ultimately, the way we care about nature dictates a future quality of life.

Not all waste can be disposed of at the trash center or in the single stream recycling bins. If you have used car oil, some local car parts stores have a collection container. Many take the material at no cost for recycling. Paint in its liquid form can leak and create a potential environmental hazard. However, if hardened, paint can be thrown away. Latex solutions will dry up over time if left open. Oil based paint will not dry up if left open and will need a hardener. This hardener will work for latex paint as well. The compound can usually be purchased in the paint section of a local hardware store. The manufacturers label will have specific instructions.

Oils and refrigerants in cooling equipment must be recovered by a licensed technician for proper disposal. Batteries can be taken to The Hideout community trash center. Home Depot will take old CFL’s. If you have old electrical components, they must go through an e-cycler. There are usually fund-raising programs outside the community that take the items for a donation. The next local collection is at the Wallenpaupack High School on Saturday, August 10. Tips to reduce waste: -Use reusable shopping bags -Buy food with less packaging -Don’t used bottled water unless you have to -Reduce paper usage -Donate when possible -Reuse containers -Upcycle and repurpose

Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wallenpaupack Area High School 2552 Route 6, Hawley PA 18428 $20 per car load $45 per pick-up truck load Accepted items include: computers, monitors, printers, ink and toner cartridges, peripherals, televisions, washers, dryers, air conditioners, copy and fax machines, scanners, cell phones and pagers, microwaves, battery backups, audio equipment, modems, switches, hubs, routers, cables, wires, power strips, circuit boards, telephones and answering machines, DVD and Blu-ray players, dry cell batteries, sealed lead acid batteries, ballasts (non-PCB)

Non-accepted items: alkaline batteries, mercury containing devices (thermostats, thermometers, medical devices), CRTs, items with broken glass or housing, hazardous waste, radioactive materials containing liquid, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, light bulbs. No items containing refrigerant unless refrigerant has been removed and removal certificate can be produced.

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2019 Bulk Garbage Day Sept. 28 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Maintenance Yard

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Food & Beverage News and Upcoming Events

AUGUST CLUBHOUSE Kitchen Hours: Monday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. 7 days a week

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Food & Beverage Events August 2 - Jimmy Brown Duo 7-11 p.m., at the Clubhouse August 10 - East Coast Trio 8-11 p.m., at the Clubhouse August 17 - Meet the Candidates 9 a.m., at the Main Lodge August 17 - Hindsight 8 p.m.-Midnight, at the Clubhouse August 31 - Flatland Ruckus 8-11 p.m., at the Clubhouse CLUBHOUSE SPECIALS Monday Night-$10 Dinner Specials 5-9 p.m. Tuesday Night-Taco Night 5-9 p.m. Wednesday Night-Dart Night Friday Night-Weekend Specials 5-10 p.m. Saturday Night-Weekend Specials 5-10 p.m. Sunday Night-Pasta Night 5-8 p.m. SUNDAY PASTA NIGHT at the Clubhouse Pasta Night p.m $8.95Sunday • 5:00-8:00 At The Clubhouse

Choice pasta and choice ofa Choice of pasta of and choice of sauce. Served with rolls, and side salad. with rolls sauce. Served 8.95

August Tiki Bar Hours Thursdays 4-9 p.m. Fridays 4-9 p.m. Saturdays 12-9 p.m. Sundays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. All Hours Are Weather Permitting

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Grilled Shrimp 4.00 Grilled Chicken 2.00 ADDITIONS Sausage 1.00 2 Meatballs 4.00 Grilled Shrimp 4.00 Eggplant Parmesan 3.00 Grilled Chicken 2.00 Chicken Parmesan 3.00 Sausage 1.00 Broccoli .50 Roasted Red Peppers .50 2 Meatballs 4.00 Primavera Mix 1.00 Eggplant Parmesan 3.00 (Zucchini, squash, portabella mushrooms)

Chicken Parmesan 3.00 Broccoli .50 Roasted Red Peppers .50 Portabella Mushroom 1.00


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The Clubhouse 10 th Hole Pub Menu Starters & Sides

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Smokehouse Burger 9.95 Smoked Gouda Cheese, frizzled onions, Applewood smoked bacon.

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Flatbread Pizza Buffalo Chicken 7.95 Breaded chicken, buffalo sauce, mozzarella, bleu cheese crumbles. BBQ Chicken 7.95 Breaded chicken, bbq sauce, mozzarella, shredded cheddar.

Green Goddess Wrap 8.95 Breaded chicken, cheddar cheese, bacon,lettuce, tomato, onion, Green Goddess dressing. Buffalo Chicken Wrap 8.95 Breaded chicken, buffalo sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, Bleu Cheese dressing. Chicken Sandwich 8.95 Grilled chicken breast covered in smoked Gouda and cheddar cheese with bacon and jalapeno peppers. Chicken Souvlaki Wrap 8.95 Grilled chicken, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese. Portabella Mushroom Sandwich 8.95 Grilled portabella mushroom, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic glaze.

Marguerite 8.95 Pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomato. Greca Pizza 7.95 Kalamata olives, feta, mozzarella, grilled chicken.

Chicken Alfredo 16.95 Chicken Breast with a house-made parmesan cream sauce. Served over fettuccini. Blackened: .50 Chicken Parmesan 15.95 Breaded chicken topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese. Served over pasta. Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop 17.95 Twelve-ounce bone in pork chop grilled, and topped with bourbon glaze. Served with choice of baked potato, mashed potato or fries. Sweet Chili Glazed Salmon 17.95 Six-ounce jail island salmon filet topped with sweet chili glaze. Served with choice of baked potato, mashed potato or fries.

The Clubhouse MONDAY NIGHT SPECIALS $10 Specials from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Happy Hour too!

New York Strip Steak 19.95 Twelve-ounce cut of strip loin grilled to your desired temperature. Served with choice of baked potato, mashed potato, or fries. Add Mushrooms or Onions: .50 Teriyaki Shrimp Skewers 12.95 Three teriyaki shrimp skewers grilled and coated with teriyaki sauce. Served with choice of mashed potatoes, baked potato, or fries Portabella Pappardelle 12.95 Portabella mushrooms, pappardelle pasta, Alfredo sauce

Friday and Saturday Night Weekend Specials at the Clubhouse from 5:00-10:00 p.m.


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Lou Delli Santi

the changes that have occurred & have an in depth understanding of what the I'm Lou Delli Santi, & it would be an honor membership wants. to continue to serve as a Board member I started working in the retail business for all the residents of The Hideout. I am as a manager in training & then managing presently on the board & re-running for another term. We as a board have made several departments over the next 2 years in McCrory's Dept. store in Newark. I a lot of progress in turning things around for the community & I want to continue spent the next 35 years working for Verizon as a cable splicer, 20 years in Newark & the good work that I have added to the 15 years in Scranton. I have since been rest of the board members. Living here in The Hideout for as long as I have has retired for the past 11 years. made me appreciate what we have here At Verizon, I was responsible for building & I want to continue to see it prosper. For & maintaining telecommunication networks. those of you who yet do not know me, I was born in Newark N.J. & lived there until I often sat in as temporary management the age of 24 before moving to Belleville when opportunities arose, one being N.J. where I lived for the next 15 years. My for 3 months while my supervisor had open heart surgery. In Newark, I also wife Jo-Ann & I just celebrated our 35th. spent some time in the engineering wedding anniversary this past May. We department performing revisions on new bought our property 32 years ago & built job constructions. This mainly involved our permanent home here in The Hideout 26 years ago in 1993 & have been full planning for future demands & lowering time resident's ever since. I am here 12 cost to meet budgets for the jobs. When new engineers were hired out of college months out of the year. I truly believe that I was often the one who would be asked living in the community for a substantial amount of time would add to being a good to train them in the field. When fiber board member because you have seen all optics were introduced, I headed work Hello everyone.

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crews to build the fios networks in areas throughout the state of Pennsylvania. I also built DSL facilities in our own local area. I volunteered to go to N.Y. State in 1997-98 for the ice storm that devastated N.Y. & Canada. I also run the Bell Golf League at the Scranton Muni. For the past 21 years I have been the Treasurer, Statistician & tournament director there. I have now been working as a Handy Man since my retirement. I have a vast working knowledge of carpentry, electric, plumbing & painting which serves me well as I have been the board liaison for the ECC Committee for the past 3 years.

to live and relax. I have always been a "go to " kind of guy. I believe in addressing an issue & getting it resolved quickly. You don't always have to have fancy initials after your name to know how to get something done. I've worked with budget's, workers, & management my whole life & know I would continue to be an asset to our community. I try to get to the point without getting too long winded. I ask for the members who elected me 3 years ago to vote for me again along with new members who have now bought homes in our community.

At Verizon I would typically work about 60-70 hours or more a week including Saturdays & Sundays. Since retiring 11 years ago, I have been able to get more involved with the happenings of our community. As I stated, I have been Thanks You for reading my letter. on the board for the past 3 years & want to continue to try & make this the best Lou Delli Santi. community it can be. I would like to continue to add my experience, work ethic, honesty & good common sense to continue to make The Hideout a pleasurable place

2019 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates Delli Santi

cost it was changed to glass panels that came out for the summer. This would offer What is your long term vision for the several benefits for members. Members community to create a clean and stable using it would not be exposed to the environment while continuing economic freezing wind while using it. The cold wind growth? would not enter the pub & the heat we pay Over the past 3 years of being on the for would not be lost as much as if there board of directors we as a board have were no enclosure. been working to improve the community to Because of searching for a new a degree of being a gold star community. Community Manager this past year, our On a personal note, I have also taken on a conjoined efforts have been solely focused few of my own. My first year on the board on that this year along with many ongoing I saw a potential tragedy imminent at the projects, like the new roads, a walking path North mail box location. The school bus around the lake, improvements at the ski pick up was in the north pool parking lot. hill, deck repair at the lodge Tiki bar, etc. If Because of limited parking at that location, re-elected, the focus is for the re-design of parents (although not allowed) were a new & enhanced front entrance. This is parking in the mail box parking lot to wait a daunting task as working with Pendot is for the kids. Public safety is by the bus but challenging to say the least. Our existing it did not cover the mail parking lot. I have tower & wall is falling apart. I can promise seen the kids running (unattended) through that I will continue to put 110% towards the mail lot while other residents were the betterment of the community, always trying to drive into the lot to get their mail or putting the needs of the membership first. trying to back out of a parking spot with the At monthly Board of Directors meetings kids running behind them. Sooner or later member attendance on average is 25 to a child was going to get hit by a car. I met with personal from Western Wayne school 30 residents. As a Board member what district to address this issue. Aspen Pointe ideas do you have to get members more was considered as a new location but had involved? Since a good majority of our residents to go through Long Range Planning which come up on weekends they seldom would take years, so we decided to split the bus stop into 2 locations. Children living want to take the time out of their limited south of Hidden Lake Drive were to remain schedule to attend a board meeting. We at the current location. Children living north continually put the meeting schedule in of Hidden Lake Drive would be relocated to The Hideout. We also send several e-mail the parking lot to the left of the clubhouse. blast encouraging members to attend the up-coming meeting each month. One of This has been working out great for the the things we did to encourage attendance hideout, the parents & the kids. was to move the meeting to the Lodge. During my 2nd year I met with our G.M. This worked out well, but because of & Maintenance manager to close in the scheduling conflicts with other events that smoking deck at the clubhouse pub for are scheduled there, it cannot be every the winter months. My plan was to have month at that location. Other location’s windows that open & close but due to

that can accommodate more members is being considered. We have coffee & either donuts or small pastries for the attending members, but that should not be a reason why a member should want to attend. Members have to want to be involved in their community, The meetings are usually between 2 & 3 hours long. I think if we can find a way to shorten them more members might consider attending. What interest you in running for the Board of Directors and which aspect of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? Before getting on the board 3 years ago, I had attended all the board meeting’s for 8 years after retiring from Verizon. I decided then that I wanted to do more than just sit in the audience. Change & improvements can only happen if you get involved & work at them. I saw the need to upgrade some of our demographics due to the increasing number of homes being built & growing population. Parking is a big issue for us right now. I don’t think the founding fathers saw the full potential growth of this great community. One of the issues I am (and have been) pushing for is better cell phone coverage. Sprint had approached us about putting a cell tower in the South section, but it’s the North section that needs better coverage. Our new community manager Larry Frotten asked the board to approve the purchase of a booster to be placed at the club house which would improve reception at that location and around the golf course which has next to no service now. There are presently 2 towers with nothing on them. One being on Stockfarm Rd. I would like to get one of the big

providers to get at least one of those location up & running. The volunteer committee system provides a valuable resource to the Hideout. Please specify what committees or activities you have previously been involved with and your role. Over the past 3 years I have been board liaison to several committees. I have served as liaison to the communication committee which runs our newspaper & other avenues to keep the membership informed on events & general happenings in the community. I served on the Nomination committee which works with prospective candidates who wish to run for the board. I served on the golf committee which works to improve all aspects of golf & the golf course itself. Everything from replacing items such as broken benches, painted arrows directing golf carts, programs for youth, etc. I myself have also been asked by the committee to build the periscope that is on the 5th hole for the safety of golfers that cannot be seen from the tee box. I volunteered my time to make this & received no payment what so ever. I have also served on the Environmental Control Committee (ECC) for 3 years. This committee meets every 2 weeks which is 26 meetings a year. It requires a lot time & dedication. The ECC committee reviews & approves (or denies ) all permit application which is a daunting task because most require either a visit to the sight, pictures, as built survey’s, color approvals & bylaw changes which in the past included items such as allowing vinyl siding, color changes, etc. If re-elected, I will continue to dedicate my time for the betterment of The Hideout as a Gold star Community.


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Andrew Miller

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work to maintain harmony to the Board. While we I am writing to inform you of my decision may not have to seek a seat on the Hideout Board of always agreed, Directors. As you may know, I have been each member a Hideout member since 2002 and had brings their own While we worked hard to ensure the the honor of serving on the Board several financial health of the community, we didn’t set of skills, years ago, the last two as president. experiences and make the mistake of failing to invest in I continue to serve the community on expertise that infrastructure and the future during tough the Disciplinary Committee. Serving on can benefit the community. Its important times. We’ve invested our capital funding the Board is a challenging, and timeto not only maintain our infrastructure, that Board members respect each other consuming job. But the personal sacrifices but to plan for the future. We assembled are far outweighed by the satisfaction of and work collaboratively to tackle to difficult a vibrant management team across the making a difference in the community. issues that lay ahead. When I first ran for the Board, I outlined POA, including, but not limited to, Budget, Public Works, Recreation, and Food and my main priorities. 1) Transparency and I have more than three decades of Without a doubt, the next few years will be Beverage. Openness, 2) Keeping the Hideout experience as a public manager having challenging. But, I am as optimistic as ever held a number of positions, in United Affordable, and 3) Effective Facility in the future of the Hideout, a place that I States House of Representatives, the New Construction and Maintenance Program. If given the honor of serving on the Board, have greatly enjoyed since purchasing my I will lend my public service experience York City Council, and high-level Executive The results since speak for themselves. home after 9/11, and where I look forward to help manage our budget, make critical posts in New York City government. to staying during my retirement. personnel decisions, improve I helped address budget shortfalls, communications and public relations which resulted in three years of healthy I was recognized by City Hall News Sincerely, outreach. As I have done during my as one of the top “Rising Stars in New surpluses. Understanding the impact that Andrew Miller the economy recession was having on the previous tenure on the Board, I will also York City politics and government.” Dear Hideout Neighbors:

While professionally rewarding, it pales in comparison to when I had the honor of accepting the “Gold Star Award” from the Community Associations Institute on behalf of the Hideout when the community received it for the first time during my tenure. This award recognized the hard work of the Board of Directors, and our dedicated staff in implementing strong fiscal practices, sound management, robust community involvement in protecting and improving the quality of life and value of property in the community.

membership, we enacted fiscally prudent budgets that kept our operating budget flat. I can speak to how important this was owning two properties here, where any increases hit me double.

2019 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates Andrew Miller

What is your long term vision for the community to create a clean and stable environment while continuing economic growth? When I last served on the Board, we implemented environmentally-friendly and cost-effective practices such as the lake water management program to ensure the health and vitality of our lakes and ponds for years to come. We implemented new recycling hours that provided the membership with greater convenience, while having less trash end up in the waste stream and reduced garbage disposal costs. We also purchased new hybrid security vehicles that work well in standing up to the rigors of patrolling our 42 miles of roads, while enabling us to achieve significant fuel savings. Now that was several years ago, and of course technical advancements have been made since then. If elected to the Board, I will be committed to seeking out the latest and most cost-effective environmental controls to keep the Hideout pristine. I’d look to see how we can cut back on on electric and gas usage across our departments and examine the products we use and see what more environmentally-

Devon Delk

HONEST. . . . OPENMINDED. . . . WILLING. . . . qualities you can expect from me as a Board member. My professional and volunteer experiences evidence all three.

friendly items can be used. At monthly Board of Directors meetings member attendance on average is 25 to 30 residents. As a Board member what ideas do you have to get members more involved? During my tenure on the Board, I always appreciated the commitment of the members that took time out on a Saturday morning to attend Board meetings. But oftentimes, life gets in the way, whether it be weekenders or people with work and family responsibilities that make it impossible to attend meetings. Because of these challenges, as a Board Member, I made myself available to the membership by being visible across the amenities, attending many committee meetings being available by email or phone. I also actively responded to questions and comments made on the now shutdown Hideout Forum and created the POA’s first Facebook page. If elected, I am committed to being fully accessible to the membership.

and city councils and even some property owner associations record their meetings. Notwithstanding some legal hurdles, it’s about time the Hideout does as well. What interest you in running for the Board of Directors and which aspect of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? I’ve been a member of the Hideout since 2002. I am deeply committed to keeping our beautiful community a place to raise a family and to spend our retirement years. If elected, I intend to provide my three decades of experience as a public manager to benefit the Hideout as I have held a number of positions in United States House of Representatives, the New York City Council, and high-level Executive posts in New York City government. Throughout my tenure, I have focused on large-scale operations involving budgets in the hundreds of millions, been involved in many public policy and personnel decisions and specialize in public relations.

One goal would be to livestream and record of Board meetings. We have While I served as president of the Board, livestreaming of our ski hill, main beach I had the honor of accepting the Hideout’s and golf course, so why can’t we have first ever “Gold Star Award” from the Board meetings available on-line? Most governmental entities like state legislatures Community Associations Institute. This

enjoy socializing at Mah Jongg, Book Club, Sportsmen’s Association and artistic endeavors at the Art Center.

Achievements of note:

As the Pupil Accounting/Transportation/ Security Supervisor in a school system My undergraduate studies were at Ithaca of just under 10,000 students, projected class-by-class enrollment, ensuring College (NY) and The University of When moving from Florida to the Northeast Hartford (CT) compliance with State mandates for class My Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting size and conforming with teachers’ contract in 2018, I specifically looked for a POA requirements. Projections were typically or HOA community rich in amenities and is from City College of Gainesville (FL) activities, managed with fiscal responsibility My work experience includes banking, within a 3% margin of error. Scheduled a fleet of 23 school buses and 8 special and with adequate reserves. The Hideout public school business administration, is now my full-time home and I am enjoying career counseling, small business education vans for the transport of 4,000 busy retirement. I currently serve on management and medical assisting. students. Managed the government free and reduced lunch program for 1,500+ the Safety and Security Committee and

award recognized the hard work of the Board of Directors, and our dedicated staff in implementing strong fiscal practices, sound management, robust community involvement in protecting and improving the quality of life and value of property in the community. It is my intention to continue making a difference in these areas as we seek to fill critical management positions and plan for the future. The volunteer committee system provides a valuable resource to the Hideout. Please specify what committees or activities you have previously been involved with and your role. The Hideout is truly blessed to have a vibrant committee system, which is the lifeblood of the community. Their members work tirelessly behind the scenes to advance the interests of the membership. I have served on several committees including the Budget, Recreation, Food and Beverage and currently serve on the Disciplinary Committee. On these committees, I sought ways to forward innovative ideas that save money, generate income, improve services and enhance the quality of life for members.

students. As system liaison with the local police department, facilitated an undercover operation at the local high school which resulted in the apprehension of a drug dealing custodian, without endangering staff or students. I also (continued on page 10)


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(continued from page 9) worked with administration to effect the removal of a teacher who was inappropriate with students (and was later arrested). While a business manager in a Career Counseling/Outplacement firm, assisted the owner in “growing” the company from a one-secretary, one-counselor company to a full-service counseling firm with an office staff of five, counseling staff of eight and revenues exceeding $1M. Perhaps most relevant, my volunteer work during the last thirteen years included serving as a Board Member for a Homeowners’ Association with 435 homes, serving consecutively as Grounds Chair, Secretary, Vice President, President and a second term as Secretary for a combined total of thirteen years. The Board managed all areas of operation including grounds maintenance, security, equipment, facilities, communication, social

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activities and finance (budget). Under my leadership: established a Community Emergency Response System effecting certification of a 20-resident Community Emergency Response Team (CERT); succeeded in reducing receivables (due collections) by thousands of dollars and improved on-time payment of dues; led an in-house committee reserve study resulting in fiscal responsibility in capital expenditures; fostered a collegial, solutions oriented team approach to Board operations resulting in realistic goal setting and successful outcomes; worked with local real estate agents to foster a positive relationship, resulting is higher occupancy and increased receivables; worked with Board Attorney and City Codes Department to effect cleanup of delinquent properties. The Hideout must continue to select qualified leadership to assure fiscal responsibility, thereby preserving our status as a Gold Star 4-season community

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where we vacation and/or live full-time. Maintenance of our infrastructure is paramount and must be skillfully managed on a day-to-day basis insuring that major unexpected repairs/expenditures are minimized and the need for increased or new assessments eliminated. Responsible long-range planning will provide a “road map” which, if followed, will assure a successful future for The Hideout. Community involvement through service on Board committees is critical to the success of The Hideout and I will work to increase participation. Communication with the membership via email blasts and The Hideabout newspaper is vital. I will work with staff to maximize the effective use of these tools. We have a state-of-the-art sports complex, clubhouse and banquet facilities, golf course, marina and beaches. Continuous maintenance and proactive scheduling of activities will encourage full participation and attract members to an active, healthy lifestyle. Today it

is more important than ever to preserve and protect our homes and families. Our dedicated security staff and local volunteer fire departments stand ready to serve and protect. We must continue to support their equipment needs and training programs to keep them prepared. Owning a home in The Hideout not only gives us opportunities for recreation and socialization. . .it must also remain a sound investment. Only by continuing to select qualified leadership will we be able to guarantee members that their investment remains sound. We want our property values to increase and we must maintain our amenities and require adherence to our governing documents to keep The Hideout homes desirable and marketable. I look forward to serving on the Board of Directors and will appreciate your support in the upcoming election. Thank you.

2019 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates Devon Delk

involved? In my experience as a Board member, What is your long term vision for the attendance at Board meetings is often community to create a clean and stable closely tied to the number of “problems” environment while continuing economic facing the community. Nothing brings growth? people out like “issues” to complain “Environmental conscientiousness” is about. So I don’t necessarily equate low much more prevalent today that it was attendance at meetings with “failure”. when I was growing up. Yet there seems That being said, I think it helps to have to be a disconnect between “awareness” interesting speakers, knowledgeable and “action”. We all know we should reBoard members who are ready to respond use and recycle. But do we proactively to citizen concerns (or willingness to manage our trash? There must be a clear, research and get back to the member in consistent education of our membership a timely fashion). Perhaps there could regarding the environmental and financial be a “Spotlight” on a project, department impact of our personal trash disposal. or member deserving of recognition for Members need to know in dollars and a contribution to the betterment of the cents how much our trash and recyclable community. disposal is costing The Hideout. What interest you in running for the Can/aluminum recycling for cash could Board of Directors and which aspect significantly reduce the amount of “trash”. of the Board interests you the most? A program such as “yard of the month” or If elected, what main objective do “garden spot” might encourage members to you see yourself improving on for the maintain or improve their homesteads. community? The Board of Directors has a fiduciary At monthly Board of Directors meetings responsibility to utilize the monies collected member attendance on average is 25 to in dues to maintain and improve the 30 residents. As a Board member what ideas do you have to get members more quality of life in The Hideout. If the longrange plan is carefully and judiciously

Trai Pope

The volunteer committee system provides a valuable resource to the Hideout. Please specify what committees or activities you have previously been involved with and your role. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community. They must be actively recruited, recognized and rewarded for their vital participation in the work of the community. When I hear someone complain about a service or amenity I frequently ask, “have you spoken to the XYZ committee about that concern”? Or “Did you send an email to the Board liaison for XYZ committee? I know they welcome citizen input”. Members need to know that communication is a two-way process

positions within the warehouses, gaining more responsibility and advancement.

and that they are “heard” by committee and Board members. Too often in my first year here I heard, “they don’t listen” or “they don’t seem to care”. We need to improve our communication person to person and to follow-up directly with individuals who voice concerns by telling them what has been done to remedy the situation. Each committee can be the “eyes and ears” of the community. I suggest that once a year every member of every committee and every staff person attend an informational panel discussion made up of the chairs of each committee of the Hideout and the focus of the discussion be “one achievement” and “one continuing challenge” faced by that committee. That way, every committee member is aware of the successes and challenges facing everyone. Service recognition could be given at that meeting. As a one and a half year resident my experience here is limited, but I like to think that my extensive experience in my previous community (13 years on the Board) has given me a skill set and managerial insights requisite for my meaningful contribution to this Board.

I conducted leadership training and My name is Trai Pope and I would like the Along with my strong dedication to my prepared opportunity to become your next Hideout, family, I am deeply committed to my career Prior to my career with Kane Is Able, I Board Member. I am a father and husband as well. Currently, I am a Warehouse served in the United States Navy for eight candidates for years. I specialized as a Maintenance management to my three year old daughter, Evelyn, and Operations Supervisor at Kane Is Able. In positions. I wife, Jessica. I am a dedicated family man this position, I manage the inbound and Technician, Coordinator, and Supervisor outbound inventory, while overseeing all onboard the USS Iwo Jima. Here, I served also served who happens to have three generations as field safety of family members on both mine and my customer service operations and managing as a key member of the Engineering manager, a wife's side, living right here in The Hideout. and supervising our hourly associates. Training Team, directly operated and I started my career with Kane as an maintained the ships boiler and main Career Counselor, was the lead supervisor I have lived in The Hideout since I was engine, while supervising a team of sailors for technical training, and a member of the eight years old, attended Western Wayne Inventory Lead in 2016, quickly realizing I High School, left the area to start a career, wanted to pursue a career in Distribution during power plant operations. I continued climate assessment team. I presented and Supply Chain Management. I then on to become an Instructor at Naval Station live-fire, high-risk training classes and and then eventually my roots brought me damage control exercises while also back home, to The Hideout, to raise my spearheaded developing my skills on all Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. Here, (continued on page 11) To my fellow Community Members,

own family.

followed, there should be ongoing maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment and facilities. There should be a minimum of “surprise” or “unplanned” major expenditures. If there is consistent and continuing training of paid staff, competencies will remain high and retention rates will improve. Helpful, happy and courteous staff is vital to a pleasant Hideout experience for our membership and/or their renters.


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(continued from page 10) providing career counseling and advising on professional development of team members. I also aided in the scheduling of career development boards and helped sailors prepare their reenlistment packages. I hold an Associate of Arts degree in Supervision and Management in Marine Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Operations Management, and am

currently pursuing my Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management with Michigan State University. I have also earned my credentials as a Master of Training Specialist within the US Navy and earned a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for outstanding instruction. Along with training, I received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for making significant contributions to the improvements and upkeep of a full

propulsion plant, resulting in a $50,000 savings for the budget. I am currently on the recruitment team with Kane is Able to help aid in their efforts of advertising the benefits of working for Kane, especially to Veterans. I believe I am a strong candidate for a Board of Directors position for The Hideout. I know that with my skills and background, along with my passion for

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wanting this community to be the best that it can be for families alike, I can help contribute to the success and future of The Hideout. I look forward to meeting my neighbors and thank you for your support. Sincerely, Trai Pope

2019 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates Trai Pope

ideas do you have to get members more involved? What is your long term vision for the We live in the world of technology. A key community to create a clean and stable component to getting better involvement environment while continuing economic within the community would be to use growth? a phone contact list and send out a text Lean Six Sigma does not only have to message as a reminder to the residents of be implemented in Supply Chain to help when the board meeting is. The technology eliminate unnecessary cost. If selected that would be used for this does not only as a board member, I would insist on have to be reminders of board meetings re-evaluating current procedures and but could also be used to notify residents expenditures to help mitigate unnecessary of emergencies, such as road closures and cost and use the money saved to improve other potential safety risks throughout The the assets that has made this community Hideout. number one for the last 50 years. What interest you in running for the At monthly Board of Directors meetings Board of Directors and which aspect of member attendance on average is 25 to the Board interests you the most? 30 residents. As a Board member what

John Thompson

My name is John Thompson and I am seeking your votes to be appointed to The Hideout’s Board of Directors. My wife, Deneen and I, and our three beagles have been permanent residents of The Hideout since 2018. We moved from South Plainfield, New Jersey to The Hideout after my retirement. Since moving to the Hideout, my family, including my granddaughters have been for many visits to enjoy the many features The Hideout has to offer. The many residents of The Hideout have been so welcoming and courteous which has made our experience here wonderful, and if elected as a Board Member I hope I can do the same for others and possibly even make

enhancements to the already wonderful community. Prior to moving here, I was a lifelong resident of South Plainfield, New Jersey, which is where I grew up, graduated High School and settled to start my own family. For many years, I worked in the construction and trucking industries, and settled to own my own trucking and truck repair business. For the past 10 years’ I have also been a volunteer and a beagle foster parent with Happy Paws Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to animal rescue and adoption. As a volunteer, I helped to organize adoption events and find loving homes for numerous animals,

If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? Having been part of The Hideout for 21 years I have seen the beauty of the assets The Hideout has. I have over 4 generations of family in the Hideout and I hope to see my daughter grow to love The Hideout and want to raise her family her as well. To continue the great reputation the Hideout has, we must work to continue to improve its assets and benefits, but at the same time be mindful of unnecessary spending. The community has amazing potential and we need to key in on what we already have and improve on them by saving money and allocate the savings to improve our current assets.

The volunteer committee system provides a valuable resource to the Hideout. Please specify what committees or activities you have previously been involved with and your role. Rhode Island Special Olympics – Helped setup the events, timed the participants, and assisted in handing out the medals.

which spent their early life in testing laboratories or were abandoned to high-kill shelters. In addition, for the past 16 years’ I have volunteered my time on Christmas Day, along with my family to organize and deliver hot Christmas dinners to the elderly and disabled residents of South Plainfield, NJ.

involvement has also provided me with the experience involving contracts, maintenance and financial knowledge that is beneficial for a candidate seeking such a position.

I believe my experience as a leader and retired business owner would bring insight and ideas to help the community grow and prosper. In addition, the various positions I have held through my career have provided me with the experience as a team leader and player, that I feel is a very important quality in a Board member. My

Kane Recruiting Committee – Helped create a video showing the benefits of working at Kane to help bring in more applicants. GI Bill Committee – Presented the information to future Naval officers their education benefits.

I would love to bring my skills as a detailoriented leader to The Hideout’s Board of Directors. I hope to be able to shape and develop ideas and discussions that promote the strong community we live in.

2019 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates John Thompson

keeping the members core values in mind. I want to be able to contribute and What is your long term vision for the allow new prospective residents to have community to create a clean and stable the same feelings I did after visiting the environment while continuing economic community. growth? At monthly Board of Directors meetings My long term vision for The Hideout is to member attendance on average is 25 to continue to help the community grow and 30 residents. As a Board member what prosper as it has already done for many ideas do you have to get members more years. When I moved into The Hideout, involved? it was because after visiting I fell in love I would like to educate community with the community and everything it members about all of the topics and has to offer. I do not want to change the discussions in a board meeting. Many community in anyway, but be able to help members feel that reading the meeting it to continue to grow and prosper while minutes published in the newspaper is

enough to be caught up in the communities recent events, but the discussion is so much more in depth then what could be written in text. Also members voices are heard at meetings which means they can make a difference by attending a meeting or even joining a committee. What interest you in running for the Board of Directors and which aspect of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? What interests me most about becoming a board member is I believe I could bring

my construction background to the board. I’m retired and a full time resident so I will have the time to dedicate to any projects.. The volunteer committee system provides a valuable resource to the Hideout. Please specify what committees or activities you have previously been involved with and your role. I have volunteered my time to the ECC. I have helped Ryan to do some testing of our streams that lead into the lakes in the community. I have also observed Ryan with the wood duck nesting program..


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HIDEOUT POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

Published monthly for the members of the Property Owners Association of The Hideout, Inc.

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2018-2019 POA BOARD OFFICERS

Jerry Restaino, President Barry Neiss, Vice President Michael Terranova, Chairman Marie Krauss, Treasurer

Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Richard Yocum, Director Paul Spiese, Director

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Larry Frotten - Community Manager - lfrotten@thehideout.us Joseph Kozuch - Public Safety Manager - jkozuch@thehideout.us Robert Brinsfield - Facility Manager - rbrinsfield@thehideout.us Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed. - Environmental Manager - rhill@thehideout.us Karen Kegel - Food & Beverage Manager - Kkegel@thehideout.us John Boandl - Recreation Manager - jboandl@thehideout.us Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent - mkline@thehideout.us Donald Yocum - IT Manager - dyocum@thehideout.us Brooke Craven - Human Resources Manager - bcraven@thehideout.us Articles must be submitted by the fifteenth of the month. Submit all material to: The Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. For advertising rates, contact Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707. The Hideabout published monthly, serves over 4,100 Hideout property owners. Articles do not necessarily represent the views of The Hideout POA. The Editor reserves the right to reject any advertising or articles for publication. Also, the acceptance of advertisements does not constitute endorsement by The Hideout POA for any advertisement of any business, products, and/or services. The Hideout is not responsible beyond the cost of advertising for any advertising errors. Ad proofs are developed by The Hideabout for use in The Hideabout Newspaper only. The advertiser does not have the right to reproduce the ad in any other place or publication. Any concerns with ads placed in The Hideabout Newspaper must be addressed by the fifteenth of the month. Thank you.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE LIAISON LIST 2018-2019 ECC COMMITTEE Lou Delli Santi BUDGET COMMITTEE Marie Krauss DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE Michael Terranova FOOD & BEVERAGE COMMITTEE Richard Yocum COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Jerry Restaino GOLF COMMITTEE Lou Delli Santi LAKES COMMITTEE Barry Neiss LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE Marie Krauss

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Barry Neiss PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE Michael Terranova PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE Richard Yocum GOVERNING DOCUMENTS COMMITTEE Jerry Restaino WILDLIFE AND FORESTRY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Michael Terranova NOMINATING COMMITTEE Barry Neiss and Richard Yocum RS&W Jerry Restaino

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes - 7/10/19

Call to Order: Peter Boyer - Chairperson Pledge of Allegiance Present: Peter Boyer - Chairperson, Andy Vuolo, Rich Maxwell, Bob Addieg, Michele Popadynec, Rich Stracyzinski, John Thompson, Michael Terranova – Board Liaison, Tina Fairfax – Facilities Coordinator Guests: Sharon Spiese, Lot 1221 Excused: Robert Brinsfield Absent: Laura Rusnak

compactors. • Having a trash consultant come in to determine the community’s trash needs. • The committee talked about having aluminum cans separated out (as has been done in the past in conjunction with the Boy Scouts). • It was stressed that education was imperative in order for this to be successful.

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Long Range Planning Committee Meeting Minutes - 7/13/19 Call to Order: 10:00 AM – Peter Boyer, Chairman Pledge of Allegiance

Present: Peter Boyer – Chairman, Walt Buda, Sharon Spiese, Robert Brinsfield – Facilities Manager, Marie Krauss – Board Liaison, Guests: John Thompson - Lot 144 Excused: Bob Addieg The committee agreed to the proposed Absent: Sam Wilmot Minutes from meeting on June 12, 2019 changes and voted 7 for and 1 abstain to have The minutes of the June 8, 2019 meeting for approval. Any changes, questions or the necessary changes made and forward the were reviewed and there were no errors found comments: There was one spelling correction CMR to the Board for further consideration. in the minutes. and a wording change (Main Gate Mailbox Scoping Meeting with PENNDOT: Mike grate is collapsing not filled with debris.) Terranova gave an update on the scoping DISCUSSION meeting. He advised the committee that the Motion to accept (with changes): Michele focus of the meeting seemed to be on Stock Open Position on Committee: There is Popadynec Farm Road. PennDOT is requesting a traffic an open position on the Committee. Board Second by: Andy Vuolo study in that area. He further informed the appointments are done in November. We committee that the study is in the works. He should be getting nominations. All in favor indicated that we can work on things that are beyond their easement and that if there is a Aspen Point Bus Stop & Parking: The items DISCUSSION safety issue, we can work on those things, presented to the committee by John Boandl at however we will have to document those the last meeting were discussed: UPDATES FROM ROBERT: things prior to moving forward. Water at the North/Main Gate: This is on Robert was excused from the meeting but hold until the DOT lets us move forward. We Possible locations: (could do it all in one area or spread out over several areas) sent the updates below for the committee’s have to proceed carefully to make sure we • Gazebo across from the Art Center. The information. adhere to the budget however basic small maintenance should be done when necessary. downside of this area is that it has a lot of traffic. • Lights for the North Mailbox area have been • B the N. Beach playground area ordered. NEW BUSINESS: • Roamingwood Park • North Gate Pooling: We have an engineered North Gate: It was discussed that shrubs proposal. This will be a top priority when we are blocking the site lines to Avoy Road and The committee also discussed that in order get additional funds. need to be trimmed back. It is uncertain • Trash & Recycling - holiday: We had open whether this is area was the responsibility of to reduce liability to the community we tops to get us through. Our trash company PENNDOT or the Hideout. should have a certified installer perform the gave us everything they had. County Waste Fire Department Neon Sign: The committee installation and that proper signage be put in can’t pick up on Sundays as there is nowhere discussed the sign at the Fire Department. place. open to take the trash. It is a bit distracting. The question came up as to whether they had obtained the proper The committee next discussed that we could OLD BUSINESS: permits before erecting the sign. proceed by beginning with a small facility and Trash/Recycling Changes CMR: The CMR Landscaping/General Community add on to the project every year. Questions has been presented to the Board of Directors Housekeeping: It was also discussed that asked were, how will we know if people use and they have requested changes to be the general housekeeping of our amenities it, and where the first location should be. made. could be a better: Suggestions were, • Clubhouse landscaping needs to be • Roamingwood Park: Rob will look at this 1. Increase the fine for non-compliance for addressed and inside needs to be cleaned area to see if there is space. first offense from $500.00 to $1000.00. better. • Along the walking trail 2. Change item #3 to “make dumping of any • Spider webs on outside of buildings. • By the dock at Getaway Park building debris at the Trash Center prohibited • Trash left on surfaces for extended periods by homeowners”. of time. Sidebars to this discussion were: 3. Add: “Contractors will not be permitted to • Main Gate mailbox area needs lights and to use the trash/recycling facilities. Contractors be cleaned. • Adding beach space to Roamingwood. Rob will be required to rent a private dumpster for • Woodworkers needs to have bushes will speak with Ryan about this. their use while working in the community”. trimmed and the building needs to be resided • Community Shuttle: would benefit young 4. Remove item #10 which proposed the or power washed. people who have no way to get around elimination of Bulk Garbage Day and replace • Area around the Golf Course needs to be the community and allow them to be more with the hours of the Trash Recycling Center. addressed. Golf Bridge: It was discussed that the bridge involved in community activities. Robert will Some things discussed regarding this issue were: at the Golf Course needs a handrail. This is a check with our insurance company to see if there are any liability issues with this. • The payback time (projected savings) of safety issue. making these changes. It was suggested Flea Market: It was brought up that the Flea that a separate CMR be done to address the Market is this weekend and the roading going fencing, camera’s and lighting. up to the Dog Park is washed out again. • Getting our own extra dumpsters, or possibly This will be addressed by the Maintenance handling our trash issues in-house rather Department. than using an outside company. We would Stormwater: The committee was advised we have to discuss this with County Waste to have an engineer putting a proposal together. see if this is acceptable. In addition, liability It will be an expensive project. to the community was discussed, as well as Dam Wall: The committee was informed questions on if these containers would have to that the wall at the dam coming down from be registered or not. Roamingwood is getting more and more • At contract renewal time, whether a large cracks in it. or small company would be better able to Motion to adjourn: 10:30 am fulfill the community’s needs. It was also Motion by: Bob Addieg mentioned that the contract should include Second by: Michele Popadynec that the contractor must maintain the Next meeting: 9:00 AM, August 14, 2019

• Getaway Park: There is boat storage at both Getaway Park and Holiday Park. It would be nice to have a dock at Getaway Park for kyacking. Road Striping: The lines have been painted and allow space for walking. We need to paint a figure to designate the area as a walking path. We also need to look at signage. Splash Pad: Robert informed the committee that the approximate cost for splash pad in the community will be $207,000.00. This includes installation, filtration, etc. It would be open to the pool and amenity badges would be required. We would have to do some site preparation (the swing set would have to be moved). Other things discussed on this topic were: • Possibility of moving mini-golf to this area to make it more of a destination • Possibility of re-opening snack stand • Parking – Should be ok except holiday weekends. Stormwater: Princeton Hydro met with Robert & Ryan on Friday, 7/11 and they will be submitting a plan for stormwater management. They have already developed a plan for our lakes and are familiar with our needs. The plan will be bidded out and go to the most qualified bidder. Main Gate: The Scoping Meeting was held with PennDOT. They want more data and research. • Traffic Light analysis on Rt. 590 • Turn Lane analysis on Rt. 590 This project will most likely not be done by the 50th Anniversary, however due to the crumbling we may be approved a temporary permit because it may be a safety issue. Landscaping and Community upkeep: The committee discussed that the landscaping around the Clubhouse and other buildings needs work, perhaps the community needs to hire a Landscape Architect. This would need to be a specialized position, a horticulturist. Robert will check into this. Marie informed the committee that the Board President has appointed a committee to work on Miller Road. Robert and Bob Addieg will be on the committee. The next meeting will be on August 10, 2019 at 10:00 in the POA Board Room. The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 am.

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Dear Hideout Members, Guests, and Renters,

AUGUST 2019 • 21

FROM KATHY KINNEY, REGISTRATION COORDINATOR

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Please watch out for pedestrians!

he dog days of summer are upon us!!! The pools, beaches, and Tiki Bar are in full swing!!! The Recreation Department has filled the summer with all kinds of fun activities for one and all. Visit our website www.hideoutassoc.com and Hideabout Extra to keep abreast of all the activities.

For the safety of our members and guests, please observe all posted signs and association rules. Thank you.

Members, guests and renters are all coming in to enjoy the last month of the summer. As a result, our gates are extremely busy. When you call the gate to announce a visitor, please be sure you have your PIN number handy to identify yourself to the gates.

As a reminder, the speed limit in The Hideout is 25 MPH.

HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317 MAIN GATE - (570) 698-4100, ext. 140 NORTH GATE - (570) 698-4100, ext. 142 MAIN LODGE PUBLIC SAFETY - (570) 698-4100, ext. 145

If you cannot remember your PIN number or if you need to change it, give us a call at the Registration Department (ext. 100, 101, or 106) and we can update your lot. Seasonal Pool Stickers are available; a strip of 6 stickers for $65 or individually for $18. They are available at the Main Pool and Registration department. Remember members, you do not need a “pool sticker” on your photo ID; your guest badges either need a Seasonal Pool Sticker or your guest can pay $5 per day.

This time of year, our roads are extremely busy and congested. Please stay alert, be patient, and stay courteous. Children and adults alike are excited to be “home” for the summer. As they are walking on the roads, they are anticipating the fun they will be enjoying. Parents, please remind your children to be aware of the traffic and to move to the side of the road while walking. Need a quick gift or do not like carrying cash? Consider a Hideout Cash Card These cards are available for any denomination and are refillable. Stop in to the Registration department and pick one up. ENJOY ALL THE FUN THAT THE HIDEOUT HAS TO OFFER!!!!

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ECC Manual & Permit Applications are on the Hideout website www.hideoutassoc.com Go to “Resources” - “ECC Permits” Pick the permit you need. CLOSEOUT of BUILDING PERMITS If you have been issued a PERMIT of any kind, and the work is finished, please SIGN and RETURN the permit to Public Works Office at the POA Administration Building. Thank you!

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HAWLEY - Teleios Theatro Company (TTC) is a new, non-profit production company bringing the community live theatrical productions to the Pike-Wayne area. Formed by Alison Hoffmann, a Wallenpaupack Area High School Theatre Teacher and Director, Teleios Theatro Company is a non-profit company hoping to work with community members and current and former students. Hoffmann’s dream is to bring quality theatre to the area while providing additional instruction and valuable lessons to her team. In addition, TTC’s goal is to donate proceeds made from productions to the WAHS performing arts booster program, The WAHS FIne Arts Boosters. This booster program offers scholarships to seniors and assists the WAHS Players with additional needs and supplies. TTC’s first production will be GODSPELL on August 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and August 4 at 2 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack Area High School Auditorium, Route 6, Hawley. All are welcome. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for Senior Citizens and Children 12 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door and doors open 1 hour before showtime. Refreshments will be available. About Alison Hoffmann: Alison Hoffmann is a native to Hawley and is the Theatre Teacher and Director at WAHS for 17 years. Alison graduated from WAHS, where she was heavily active in the performing arts. Alison went on to receive her undergraduate degree from DeSales University in Theatre and English Secondary Education. Alison then went on to study and receive her Master’s degree from New York University, majoring in Theatre Education. She is a PA certified teacher and resides in Lakeville with her husband Justin and two children.

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Join us for an all out dance party on Saturday, August 10, 2019 as part of Second Saturday Honesdale. Djs Sommer Santoro, Gary Moss, and Master Alden will return to The Cooperage to spin their eclectic mix of funk, soul, rock n roll and more! Gates to the pocket park open at 7:30 p.m. where Here & Now Brewing will begin to pour their delicious beer along with yard games and music.

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Move inside The Cooperage’s red doors for the dance party after 8 p.m. Dress to impress or dress as you wish; this event is all about having some fun with friends and soaking up the last weeks of summer.

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This dance party is 18+. Thanks to support from the Villaume Foundation, we offer this event FREE.

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Board of Directors Draft Meeting Minutes - 6/22/19

Call to Order: 9:00am Quorum: Yes Present: Michael Terranova, Chairperson; Jerry Restaino, President; Barry Neiss, Vice President; Marie Krauss, Treasurer; Louis Delli Santi, Secretary; Richard Yocum, Director; and Paul Spiese, Director. Pledge of Allegiance Chairman requested cellphones be silenced and explained when asking a question to use the microphone and state their name and lot number. Also, informed members the meeting is recorded for transcribing minutes and then is erased. There were no objections to the recording of the meeting. Chairman indicated several interviews were held for the vacant Board position left by Larry Frotten and introduced Paul Spiese as the new Director. 1. Guest Speaker: David Hoff, Wayne Memorial Hospital David Hoff gave the background on the Second Century Fund to raise monies for recruiting staff. He gave a history on the hospital, outlined their recent improvements, funding status and future goals. 2. Minute Approval: 19-48 MOTION RESOLVED THAT the June 22, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda be approved. Motion made by Barry Neiss seconded by Marie Krauss and carried 7-0. 19-49 MOTION RESOLVED THAT minutes from the May 10, 2019 Workshop meeting be approved as submitted. Motion made by Marie Krauss seconded by Jerry Restaino and carried 7-0. 19-50 MOTION RESOLVED THAT minutes from the May 18, 2019 Board Meeting be approved as submitted with June being changed to July in a section pointed out by Richard Yocum. Motion made by Barry Neiss seconded by Paul Spiese and carried 6-0. Richard Yocum abstained as he was not at this meeting. 3. Board of Directors Comments: Jerry Restaino indicated that the Board is looking into streamlining the Budget time-frame and, after discussion at the next workshop, will provide information to the Governing Documents Committee to amend the By-laws. Penn DOT is requesting more information on the projected plans for the front gate project so this is at a standstill. The Miller Road property is on hold while researching the architecture of the building on the property which will affect plans for the property.

4. New Business:

19-51 MOTION RESOLVED THAT Larry Frotten be appointed Community Manager effective June 22, 2019. Motion made by Jerry Restaino seconded by Michael Terranova and carried 7-0. 19-52 MOTION RESOLVED THAT Paul Spiese be appointed to the vacancy in the Board of Directors for a term to expire October, 2022. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi seconded by Barry Neiss and carried 5-11. Marie Krauss opposed and Paul Spiese abstained. 5. Management Reports: (Questions or Comments will be taken after each report- limited to 5 minutes each) a. Community Manager, Larry Frotten: Larry indicated the percentage of dues collected is currently at 76% and collection efforts are being made. The Audit Report was prepared by Zavada & Associates, the walking path around the lake will be widened by decreasing road lanes by half of a foot so the roadways and walking path meet Penn DOT standards. A procurement role and the opening of an Amazon Prime account was established for price checking purchases. Larry reiterated that it is regulated that all parked vehicles must be within the designated parking area which is a minimum of 5 feet off the roadway. b. Communications Manager, Lisa Green: Lisa reiterated that current information is available on The Hideout app, Facebook, Hideabout Newspaper, Hideabout Extra, website and e-mail blasts. In response to residents inquiry, Lisa indicated that due to limited space in The Hideabout Extra, only updated information is included and not outside events. c. Recreation Manager, John Boandl: John reported that 104 children participated in the fishing derby at which New Wave Recreation provided Pizza. The lifeguard certification course is complete and the waterfront is fully staffed. The Good Neighbor’s Club has medical equipment available at the Recreation Complex. Registration for the Tot Camps and Kid Camps has tripled. The Open House at the Art Center is June 29th from 2pm-4pm. The apparel order was received and should be available for sale tomorrow at the Recreation Center. The mini golf course should be completed the week after July 4th. A resident requested walking trail markers to more clearly delineate the trails and avoid trespassing. In response to a member question, it was clarified that RVs are allowed in the lot across from North Beach, but not allowed to park overnight. The fireworks are launched over Roamingwood Lake.

d. Facilities Manager, Robert Brinsfield: 186 work orders were completed out of the 226 created. Bulk garbage day pulled 100 more than last year and the cost was approximately $7,000. The marina docks are all installed and cleats will be added. O’Hara, the contractor for the RS&W project gave a projected completion date for paving of the end of June. The new tractor was received and mowing is being performed. The air conditioner installed in the snack bar has made a positive impact. The walking path around the lake will be painted text week. Staffing is full. Plans are in place to reduce/eliminate garbage and recycling overflow on holidays. Contractor disposal will be monitored. e. Environmental Manager, Ryan Hill: Ryan stated that Jacob Burns was hired to work with Environmental and Public Works. Tree Smiths will begin tree trimming for PP&L on Tuesday, June 25. Princeton Hydro will begin lily pad and weed removal at Brooks and Deerfield on June 26th and June 27th. Kathy Long, Master Gardener, will give a presentation on invasive plants on June 26 from 5-6 pm at the Clubhouse Dining Room. The honeybee presentation last week was a success. The carp barriers will be installed the week of July 8-12. Schultz will provide fish for the upcoming lake stock. C Alley Cats treated 72 cats in the TNR program. July 4th is a fish for free day. July 1st is Lake Appreciation Day. There was discussion about ways to alert boaters to submerged rocks. f. Executive Chef, Brett Schumacher: Larry gave a brief Food and Beverage report because Brett is working an event at the Lodge. The Lodge is booked through the fall so meetings, with the exception of the Meet & Greet/Town Hall will be held at the POA. Alcohol prices have been raised a nominal amount to reflect price increases and as a result of prices not being raised in 10 years. A Food and Beverage Manager is still needed. g. Golf Maintenance Manager, Mike Kline: The last five days have produced measurable rain every day. This month, there has been 2-1/2 inches of rain with 20” of rain this year which is more than half the annual average. Drainage has been corrected on Hole 4 and the course is fully staffed. h. Public Safety: Joseph Kozuch was not present to give a report. Larry Frotten reiterated that there is a fine for parking less than 5 feet from the shoulder of the road. Members raised issues with short term renters and possible disciplinary measures and solutions. (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) 6. Unfinished Business: 19-47 MOTION RESOLVED TO appoint Frank Palm to the Budget

Committee with a term to expire December, 2022. Motion made by Barry Neiss, seconded by Marie Krauss and carried 4-0. 19-53 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the resignation of Donna Kiely effective June 14, 2019. Motion made by Mike Terranova, seconded by Jerry Restaino, and carried 6-0. 19-54 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted purchase of a tractor under $40,500.00 with the trade-in of the broken Mahinda tractor. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Mike Terranova, and carried 6-0. 19-55 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted purchase and installation of the air conditioning for the Lodge Snack Bar for a price of $3,500.00. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Mike Terranova, and carried 6-0. (Questions or comments with regard to New Business) 7. New Business: 19-56 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the Zavada & Associates contract to review budgeted amount for staff raises, review internal financial statements and supporting documents, and assist internal accounts staff as needed at hourly rates of $30.00 for staff, $50.00 for supervisors, and $75.00 for partners. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Richard Yocum, and carried 7-0. 19-57 MOTION RESOLVED TO purchase unbudgeted capital ski hill groomer for an amount not to exceed $60,000.00. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Barry Neiss and carried 7-0. 19-58 MOTION RESOLVED TO purchase and install compactor No. 2 as an unbudgeted capital expense for an amount not in excess of $50,000.00. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Louis Delli Santi, and carried 7-0. 19-59 MOTION RESOLVED TO replace two unbudgeted vehicles, one for Public Works Department, and one for Land & Environmental Department, for a price not to exceed $24,000.00 collectively. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Louis Delli Santi, and carried 7-0.

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The Hideout FRIENDS of LILY

Inaugural Fundraiser August 3, 2019 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. at The Hideout Outdoor Sports Complex (rain or shine)

Please bring your family/friends and join us for

FOOD

(pig by Bourne Hog Wild Pig Roasting)

FUN - GAMES MUSIC (by DJ M

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*beer/soda provided*

Benefit for CHOP The Children’s Fund Donations can also be made at:

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$20.00 per person Kids under 13 free

Board of Directors Draft Meeting Minutes - 6/22/19 19-60 MOTION RESOLVED TO allow Al Rae to place ATMs inside the buildings at the front gate and back gate as a convenience for members and at no cost to the Hideout. Motion made by Barry Neiss, seconded by Marie Krauss, and carried 7-0.

Exterior Siding And Trim Color chips or samples for all dwellings and accessory buildings requiring exterior staining, painting or vinyl siding installation shall be submitted to the Environmental Control Committee for approval. An earth tone color scheme shall set the standard for color approval.

19-61 MOTION RESOLVED TO purchase an unbudgeted cell phone booster for the clubhouse that has a maximum range of 100,000 square feet for a cost of $3,000.00 plus tax and installation not to exceed a total of $3,500.00. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Barry Neiss, and carried 7-0.

White or similar colors are acceptable for trim.

(Questions or comments with regard to Committee Recommendations, if any) 8. Committee Recommendations: 17-30 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the Environmental Control Committee’s recommendation to amend ECC Regulation 1606 regarding exterior coloring to read as follows:

Trim shall be defined as: 1) casements and moldings for windows, sash and frame, doors, corners 2) exterior doors including garage doors 3) railings 4) soffits, facia, gutters and leaders 5) vents and louvers 6) shutters and pediments White or similar colors are unacceptable for entire structures, dwellings, garages, sheds, main body, siding, roofing and foundations. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Michael Terranova, and carried 4-3. Barry Neiss, Jerry Restaino and Richard Yocum opposed.

(General Comments and Questions) 9. Vote to recess Board Meeting and move to Executive Session: (see Article X, Section 20 of the Bylaws) -Legal -Personnel -Contracts Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Paul Spiese, and carried 7-0. 10. Adjournment: 3:05 p.m. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Paul Spies and carried 7-0. Next Workshop: 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, July 12,

Next Meeting: 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 20,

Respectfully Submitted, Jill Metschulat, Executive Assistant

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Please register (request a login). Sign up for email blasts. Access The Hideabout Newspaper, Hideabout Extra, and Channel 20. Look for all committee information, meeting dates, and everything and anything happening in The Hideout!


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ente’s l DPizzeria AFamily

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!! The Hideout CARD and GAME DAY DATE: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

(Formerly Vinny’s Pizzeria)

TIME: 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Place:

DAILY SPECIALS

Hideout Main Lodge

You play your game with your friends. Just register all players and tell us the game you will be playing. (Canasta, Bridge, Mah Jongg, Dominoes, Spades, etc.) Don’t have a table? Call and we will put you on a player needed list. Gather your players, and plan to join us for an afternoon of fun and friends! Registration form is available in The Hideabout and there will also be registration forms available at the Recreation Center. If you have any questions please contact Kathy Trombley (570) 630-2107. Mail completed registration forms to Kathy at 1390 The Hideout. HOPE TO SEE YOU THEN!

TUESDAY

1 Lg Pie Plain 1 Doz. Hot Wings 1 Garden Salad $23.99

closed Monday

WEDNESDAY

1 Sm Stromboli 1 Doz. Hot Wings 1 Antipasto Salad $27.99

SATURDAY

$1.00 OFF 1 Large Stromboli

THURSDAY 2 Lg Pies 18” Plain $19.99

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THE HIDEOUT CARD and GAME PARTY REGISTRATION FORM

OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK

DATE: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

1148 Golf Park Drive, Lake Ariel, PA

TIME: 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Place:

Garlic Knot Pizza!!

(570) 698-0277 Gift Cert. available

Hideout Main Lodge

COST: $20 for all Hideout residents and guests. This includes lunch, door prizes, and other surprises.

1 & 1/2 MILE from the back gate! WE DELIVER • Thur. - Sun. • starting at 5pm only

Lunch - choose one entrée per person and list below with your submitted registration form. A. Vegetable Quiche, fruit salad, beverage, and dessert B. Tuna salad or chicken salad/vegetable platter, fruit salad, beverage, and dessert C. Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, fruit salad, beverage, and dessert. Dinner rolls and butter will be included with each luncheon selection. Cookies and brownies will be available for dessert. There will be a cash bar available for those who desire it. Please include the fee for your table with this completed form. Make check payable to Kathy Trombley and mail to 1390 The Hideout. Bring all of the supplies you will need for the game you will be playing. 4-6 players per table. Any questions?? Call Kathy at (570) 630-2107. **Registration deadline. August 19, 2019

GAME YOU WILL BE PLAYING

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* Tables for six are optional depending upon the number of players in your party

2019 Bulk Garbage Day Mark your Calendar

Saturday, September 28 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at The Hideout Maintenance Yard. Members in good standing only. 2019 Hideout Badge required. Fee

structure: Auto Trunk Load-No Charge; Pick-up, Small Trailer, and Van. First Trip-No Charge. Subsequent trips $15. Larger trucks and trailers $25 each trip. Items not accepted: Tree logs, limbs, brush, leaves, hazardous paints, solvents, toxic chemicals, motor oil, air conditioning and/or refrigeration equipment, TVs, computers or electronics.


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER Page XX - THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., AUGUST 2019 ROAMINGWOOD SEWER & WATER ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-6162 Check out our website at: http://www.roamingwood.com/ 2019 Proposed Meeting Schedule Dates subject to approval & changes.

Aug 21

Nov 20

Sept 25

Dec 18

Oct 19 (Sat., 9AM) Meetings take place at 5PM at the RS&W Office, unless otherwise posted. Check our website for the latest updates.

Office Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Service Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM Saturday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Rates for Service Scheduled Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $50.00, minimum Water On/Off - $20.00 Unscheduled After Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $75.00, minimum Water On/Off - $75.00 Other Rates: Sat., 10:00 PM to Mon., 7:30 AM Service Call - $85.00, premium Water On/Off - $85.00 On Holidays, Premium Rates Apply

RS&W Requests E-mail and Cell Phone Numbers We are improving how we stay in contact with our valued customers. In the near future, we wish to provide the following features: • • •

Service & Billing Alerts Upcoming Events Subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter

RS&W’s staff is on-call 7 days per week; 24 hours per day. If you have a water or sewer emergency, call (570) 698-6162, wait for operator and press OPTION 1, to leave your name, lot number and phone number where you can be reached and your call will be returned promptly. All nonemergency service calls require 24 hour notice to schedule an appointment during regular working hours. ATTENTION CUSTOMERS Cash payments will not be accepted. Please remit by check or money order, or contact us to set up direct debit. Payments by credit card can be made via our website, but there is a processing fee for this service. Please contact our office for more information on payment methods.

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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association

STAGE 3 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE The major construction, including paving, associated with the sewer and water infrastructure replacement project is now complete. The contractor is now focused on completing the punch list and all of the complaints that were logged into our system. The contractor cannot close out the project until all complaints are resolved and the punch list is completed. However, they are making decent progress through the community and the contract will be closing soon, so if there is a problem with your property and you would like our inspector to look at it please call the office and set up an appointment. Thank you for your patience and understanding, please call (570) 698-6162 with any questions or concerns.

Important Information Regarding Your Grinder Pump The RS&W Low Pressure Pump System is now 100% in service. This is a good time to remind everyone of the important care and safety tips regarding the pumps that are in your home or at the street. Your pump is designed to accept household wastewater from your bathrooms, kitchen, laundries and other areas of the home. The units consist of a BARNES grinder pump, level switches, and control/ alarm panel. The control panel is equipped with a red alarm light and audible buzzer that alarms if a failure or after a loss of power occurs. If the control panel alarm signals, you can silence the audible alarm by pressing the external button on the panel. If the light remains on for longer than a few minutes, the system is in some type of failure. At that point, the appropriate service call should be made. Warranty indoor pumps should contact: CW Sales Corp. at 1(866)607-8677 Indoor pumps that are out of warranty must call a service contractor. (It is important to have a service provider # handy, to all residents, guests & renters). EcoTran pumps at the street must call RS&W at (570)698-6162. (Please listen carefully to Menu prompts, especially for after hours service).

IN CASE OF A POWER OUTAGE: THE LOW-PRESSURE PUMP WILL NOT OPERTATE – PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING WATER OR FLUSHING TOILETS DURING A POWER OUTAGE. EcoTran Pump Homeowners Please Remember Do not turn power off to you pump Do not cover the pump station cover or put heavy items on it. Keep it accessible, as it will need to be serviced / maintained regularly. Do NOT attempt to service the unit yourself. If you leave the home for a long period of time, flush the station clean by running water from various sources in your home for at least 10 min. Be careful digging in your yard near the unit or its electrical wire. A PA-1 call is necessary for all excavation near the unit. See www.roamingwood.com for more information. DO NOT put grease down your drains, this is the greatest contributor to system failure and subject to the Three Strike Rule. Follow the WHAT NOT TO FLUSH recommendations for the unit. See www.roamingwood.com for more information.

Ground Water & Storm Water Issues As the RS&W sewer infrastructure replacement project is nearing completion, it is important to understand the changes to the natural path of these two water sources. Stages 1 & 2 have already experienced an increase in visible ground water and stormwater run-off. As the RS&W Project comes to final completion, Stage 3 homes will now also be seeing this trend, as the infiltration of this water has been sealed off to our sewer system. For the efficiency of our treatment of wastewater, this is a good change. We understand, however that it may be problematic to homeowners. Should you be experiencing any significant increase in ground water and stormwater, please contact the Hideout POA for assistance in remediating any damage and addressing any problems that may arise due to the increase in surface water flow. The Annual Water Quality Report can be viewed by visiting www.roamingwood.com/waterreport


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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Call to Order at 9:00AM Pledge of Allegiance Present: Paul Spiese, Larry Lieberher, Andy Vuolo, Jeffrey Ross, Lou Delli Santi, Board Liaison, Francine Spinelli, Environmental Admin. Asst. and Jacob Burns, Environmental Field Technician Excused: Ryan J. Hill, Environmental Manager Guest: John Thompson Motion to approve the meeting minutes of May 24th, 2019 by: Paul Spiese Seconded by: Andy Vuolo All in favor Permits issued by ECC Secretary since the May 24th, 2019:

Call to Order at 9:00AM Pledge of Allegiance Present: Larry Lieberher, Andy Vuolo & Jeffery Ross Excused: Francine Spinelli, Environmental Administrative Assistant & Lou Delli Santi, Board Liaison Guest: John Thompson Motion to approve the meeting minutes of June 14 2019 by: Larry Lieberher Seconded by: Andy Vuolo All in favor Permits issued by ECC Secretary since the June 14, 2019:

Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 6/14/19

Review/Discussion 1. Storage Sheds – Square Footage – will await return of Environmental Manager to discuss in detail. 2. CMR – Residential Resale – As-built survey required, needs to be re-written with more clarification as to what is needed. 3. Storage of Boats, Jet Skiis, Motor Vehicles, etc. on member’s properties. Continuing research and discussions 4. Add Realtor Open House to next meeting’s agenda. New Business: Motion to adjourn: Jeffrey Ross Seconded by: Larry Lieberher All in favor Meeting ended at: 10:20AM

What’s “Hiding Out” in our Environment this Month?

By: Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed, Environmental Manager

The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) The Wild Turkey has been a vital component of Pennsylvania’s wilderness landscape dating all the way back to Native Americans and the first colonial settlers. There

was a time in the early 1900’s in our state, however, where wild turkey populations were on the brink of extinction due to excessive habitat loss and over hunting. Population numbers at that time were unfortunately estimated to be between 3,500-5,000 throughout our commonwealth. Thanks to

Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 6/28/19

*Contingent = await information in order to process permit Review/Discussion 1) Storage Sheds- Square Footage? 2) CMR – Residential Resale- As-built survey required, proposed edits? 3) Storage of boats, jet-ski’s, motor vehicles, on members properties. Continuing research and discussions 4) Relator Open House New Business: Motion: to appoint Jeffrey Ross as Chair of the committee, Andy Vuolo Seconded by: Larry Lieberher All in Favor, Jeffrey Ross abstains Motion to adjourn: Andy Vuolo Seconded by: Larry Lieberher All in favor

conservation efforts since then, largely in part by the PA Game Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation, an estimated 229,300 wild turkeys called Pennsylvania their home in 2018. Here are just a few of the many interesting facts about the Wild Turkey: • There are 5 subspecies of the wild turkey, but only one lives in Pennsylvania, the “Eastern”. • Males weight in around 16-25lbs, with females at 9-10lbs. • It was being considered at one point, by Benjamin Franklin, to be our nations emblem but the Bald Eagle was ultimately chosen to represent the USA.

• The origin of its name, Turkey, has several possibilities. Some believe it stems from being confused with Old World guinea fowl from Turkey while others believe it might stem from the description of one of the birds calls, that makes a turk, turk, turk sound. A third possibility is from a Native American name for the bird, firkee. • They love to eat tender greens, shoots, tubers, insects, and nuts, but vegetation tends to be the predominate source of their diet. • They roost in trees at night time to avoid predators, but the hens must nest on the ground during the breeding season. When their young, poults, are about 6 weeks old, they too roost in trees.

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES What’s “Hiding Out” in our Environment this Month? (con’t pg. 28) Communications Committee • They have excellent eye sight and hearing. • They need an extensive area for suitable habitat, with varying terrain

and food resources.

Meeting - 7/23/19 Minutes of Communication meeting – July 23, 2019 Called to order at 11:45 a.m. Attendance: Community Relations Manager, Lisa Green, Andrea Kelleher, Terri Letteratis, Judy Britton, Lyle Britton, Bernadette Zumbo Guests: John Thompson, Devon Delk (Board Candidates)

Information courtesy of: https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Education/WildlifeNotesIndex/Documents/turkey.pdf https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/WildlifeSpecies/Turkey/Documents/ Pennsylvania%20Wild%20Turkey%20Management%20Plan%202018-2027.pdf https://www.gameandfishmag.com/editorial/2018-pennsylvania-turkey-huntingoutlook/189843 May 2019 issue of Pennsylvania Game News, Volume 90, No. 5

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Hideout Woodworkers Business Meeting - 7/9/19 Pledge of Allegiance Meeting called to order by Bob Addieg, he asked if there were any new members or guests present? Larry Frotten and prospective new member Bob Hamlin were present. John Gaspari read the minutes of the June meeting. A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as read. Ray Lubanski read the treasurer’s report. A motion was made and seconded to accept the report as read. Correspondence: None Sickness and Distress: None Committee Reports: Safety Training and Security: Bob Addieg reported that there are no safety training sessions scheduled. Building and Equipment: Andy and Chuck took apart and fixed the planner, it was clogged with wood chips and debris. It appeared that someone tried to take too force wood through the planner and the vacuum was not used. Bob remined everyone if you’re not aware how to use a piece of equipment ask someone; and please clean up after you are finished using a piece of equipment. A member indicated that he broke the guard for the table saw, and offered to pay to have it repaired! Andy and Bob made a new sign for over the entrance door to the shop, it took approximately six-man hours. Projects: There are currently no POA projects in the shop Social: Al Auricchio reminded everyone that he still has tickets for the Rail Riders ball game, scheduled for Friday night August 9th. The tickets are $14 each, $2 parking vouchers are also available. A sign-up sheet is posted in the kitchen. John Gaspari reported that our annual picnic is scheduled for August 13th at 1 PM at the Hideout OSC pavilion. The Red Schoolhouse will cater it. The menu includes: Clams, Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, Perogies with Butter & Onions, Garden Salad, Rolls and Butter, BBQ Chicken, BBQ Pork Ribs, Sausage with Peppers

Excused: Barbara Lauretano, Charlie Lauretano, Jerry Restaino (Board Liaison) Resigned: John Bobcik Minutes of June 18, 2019 approved Lisa introduced Andrea Kelleher as the newly hired Advertising and Communication Assistant.

Old Business: 1. The sign at the Main Gate advising all “guests to pull into lot” has been repaired and reinstalled by Hideout Maintenance. & Onions, Penne Primavera, Coffee and Cake, BYOB (NO GLASS CONTAINERS) 2. Robert Brinsfield, Facilities Manager is Members in good standing, including their aware of the need for a handicap sign at spouse, significant other and house quests the Main Lodge and is working on it. that may be visiting are welcome to attend the picnic. The cost is $20 per person and 3. An email was sent to all Hideout Committee Chairpersons with our payment must be made by July 31st. A Communication Mission Statement and sign-up sheet is posted in the kitchen. Widows of deceased members are invited and are paid for by the woodworkers. Old Business: The Junior Woodworker Project is scheduled for Saturday July 13th. This year’s project is a wall hung mail and key rack. Unfortunately, only eight junior woodworkers signed up. There will only be one session at 10 AM. Bob said he was disappointed that the event was not well advertised by the recreation department. A general discussion took place regarding the communication process of things happening in the Hideout. It was suggested that we post information on one of the Hideout Facebook web sites. Larry Frotten said he would talk to Lisa Green, for addition insight and get back to us. We are waiting to hear from the POA if they want us to build the nine picnic tables to be placed in the ski hill warming building. Bob will advise the membership if we are called upon to build the picnic tables. New Business: Bob Addieg reported that there would be no meeting in August due to our picnic. He also stated that Article 6 section 2 of our By-Laws states; “A nominating committee of at least three members is to present a slate of officers at our October meeting”. Bob will appoint a nominating committee at our September meeting. John Gaspari will explore September dates with the golf shop for our Rebuhn Classic golf tournament including venues for our post dinner. They’re being no further business; a motion to adjourn was made and seconded. Meeting Adjourned

were advised to contact us with any communication issues they may have and how we can help. Hideabout Extra: Lots of positive feedback with the new format listing activities day by day. Hideout Map: Supply is running low and will need to be reprinted in the near future. It was suggested that perhaps we hi-light our 50th Anniversary coming up. Review & Discussion: 1. For new or larger signs at the beach regarding dogs and non-use of glass containers. 2. Yard sale protocol was discussed and it seems that people can sell items from their home but no signs or merchandise can be displayed outside. 3. Discussed Facebook benefits and effectiveness. 4. Question was raised about the certifications of our Public Safety officers. 5. Need to have larger signs at the Recycling Center regarding “no plastic bags”, this seems to be a quite a problem. 6. Waiting for new mailperson to be assigned to The Hideout and will advise of any changes to resident’s mail pickup. Next Meeting: August 23, 2019, 11:30 a.m. Meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

-Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -Aqua Zumba 9 a.m. at Main Pool (weekly TU, TH) -Bocce League 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at OSC (weekly) -Open Play Pool/Billiards Lower level of the Clubhouse 1-4 p.m. (weekly) -Lap Swim 6-7pm at North Pool (weekly-TU, TH) -Family Bingo 7:30 p.m. at RSC (weekly)

-Tot Camp and Adventure Kids Camp - Week 7

-Family Bingo 7:30 p.m. at the RSC

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

-Youth Swimming Lessons sess. 04, 9 a.m., the Main Pool -Preschool Swimming Lessons sess. 04, 10 a.m., Main Pool -Open Play Pool/Billiards 6-9 p.m. at the lower level of the Clubhouse (weekly)

-Beginner Pickleball Lessons 12-1 p.m. at Main Lodge Courts (reservations required)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

-Weekly Tennis Clinics & Lessons 9 a.m. at the RSC Courts (weekly Tues., Wed., Fri.) -Shuffleboard League 10 a.m. at the OSC (weekly) -Open Play Pickleball 1-4 p.m. Main Lodge Courts (weekly Tues. & Fri) -Pool Games 2 p.m. at the Main Pool (weekly) -Summer Children’s Bingo 7 p.m. at the RSC

-20th Annual Triathlon 8 a.m. at North Beach -Lap Swim 9-10 a.m. at Main Lodge Pool (weekly-Mon., Wed., Fri.) -Zumba w/Julie 10-11 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room (weekly M, W, F) -Beginner Pickleball Lessons 12-1 p.m. at Main Lodge Courts (reservations required) -Mini Golf Open 5-9pm (weekly) -Board Game Night RSC MPR 5-8 p.m. (weekly) -Mini Golf Open 5-9 p.m. (weekly) -Lake Swim North Beach to Main Lodge 6 p.m. (weekly) (Last Day August) SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 -Zumba w/Julie 9-10 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room (weekly) -Quilters Auction 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Clubhouse -Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC Courts (weekly) -Mini Golf Open 1-9 p.m. (weekly) -Indoor Court prepaid bookings evenings 5-8 p.m. (weekly) -Doubles Club Tennis Championships - Members ONLY

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 -Mohegan Sun Bus Trip - leaves N.M. Art Center at 10 a.m. -Crafters 1 p.m. at the Quilters Room (weekly) -Family Campfire Night (Parents & Children) 8-10 p.m. at the SKI HILL THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 -Teddy Bear Picnic 3 p.m. at the OSC - for children 2-7 years of age FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 -Beginner Pickleball Lessons 12-1 p.m. at Main Lodge Courts (reservations required) -Kayak Race Main Lodge Beach 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 -Mohegan Sun Night Bus Trip Leaves Nubia Malkin Art Center at 4 p.m. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 -Summer Children’s Bingo 7 p.m. at RSC Multi-purpose Room (last night) FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 -Beginner Pickleball Lessons 12-1 p.m. at Main Lodge Courts (reservations required) SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 -Music at the North Beach 7 p.m. -Pete Clauss Memorial 55+ Blind Draw Tennis Tournament Day 1 SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 -Pete Clauss Memorial 55+ Blind Draw Tennis Tournament Day 2 THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 -Family Bingo 7 p.m. at the RSC (last night) FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

-Beginner Pickleball Lessons 12-1 p.m. at Main Lodge Courts (reservations required)

-Singles Club Tennis Championships - Members ONLY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

-10th Annual Youth Triathlon 8 a.m. at the Main Lodge -Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC Courts -Mini Golf Open 1-5 p.m. (weekly) -Doubles Club Tennis Championships - Members ONLY

-Singles Club Tennis Championships (I & A) - Members ONLY

-Zumba w/Julie 9-10 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room (last class for the season) -Labor Day Beach Party 2-6 p.m. at the Main Beach (Sun. Sept. 1 Rain Date) -Night at the Races 7 p.m. at the Main Lodge

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Pickleball courts are done at the Main Lodge!!! What is Pickleball? A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Horizon Sports Group has finished the pickleball conversion project and its available for use for community members. We also offer lessons for pickleball, please call recreation for more details. In my personal opinion this project turned out great and will provide a great opportunity for our

community members. Nubia Malkin Art Center I hope everybody got the chance to walk through the NMAC in July to see some of community member Mike Seiden’s photos. His art work has been on display at the NMAC for the month of July. There are some amazing photos from all over the world and to be honest some of the greatest work that I have ever seen. It is truly amazing how talented some of our community members are here in The Hideout.

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Recreation Activities – September 2019 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 -Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC Courts (Last Day summer schedule) -HORSESHOE Tournament 10 a.m. at the OSC -VOLLEYBALL Tournament 11 a.m. at the OSC MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 -Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -Mini Golf Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. -Open Play Pool/Billiards Lower level of the Clubhouse 1-4 p.m. (weekly) -Open Play Pool/Billiards Lower level of the Clubhouse 6-9 p.m. (weekly) -Pools and Beaches Close for Season at 7 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 -Open Play Pickleball 1-4 p.m. Main Lodge Courts (weekly Tues. & Fri) WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 -Mohegan Sun Bus Trip - leaves N.M. Art Center at 10 a.m. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 -Bocce League 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at OSC (weekly)

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 -Board Game Night RSC MPR 5-8 p.m. (weekly) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 -Mini Golf Open 12-6 p.m. (weekly) -Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC Courts (weekly) -BBQ, Blues, and Boogie 6 p.m. at the OSC SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 -Indoor Court prepaid bookings evenings 5-8 p.m. (weekly) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 -Mini Golf Open 12-4 p.m. (weekly) MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 -Pool/Billiards Tournament Straight Pool WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 -New York City Bus Trip-leaves the Nubia Malkin Art Center at 7 a.m., departs New York City 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 -Mohegan Sun Night Bus Trip-leaves Nubia Malkin Art Center at 4 p.m., departs Mohegan at 10 p.m.


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classes. Pool / Billiards Open Play – Thurs. from 1:00 Professional Instructor – A Professional -4:00 p.m. and Mon. from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at the Tennis Instructor is available offering private lower level of the Clubhouse. lessons and clinics on Sat. at 10:00 and 11:00 Pool / Billiards 9-Ball Billiards Tournament a.m. and 12:00 & 4:00 p.m.; and Sun., at – Started Mon. June 3, Clubhouse Lower 12:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Please call Level. Race to 2, Double Elimination, $5 p.p. the Recreation Office (570) 630-3733 for more Questions, please contact Rich Maier, information. (570) 503-1488. Pool / Billiards 8-Ball Billiards Tournament Summer Clinic schedule Saturday Clinics are – Starts Mon. July 15, Clubhouse Lower 11:00 a.m. Men’s Advanced Intermediate, 12:00 Level. Race to 2, Double Elimination, $5 p.p. p.m. Advanced Intermediate, 1:00 p.m. Rotation Questions, please contact Rich Maier, of Beginner / Advanced Beginner, 2:00 p.m. (570) 503-1488. Intermediate I & II, and 3:00 p.m. Advanced. Sunday Clinics are 11:00 a.m. Women’s Outdoor Shuffleboard Open Play – Gather to Advanced Intermediate, 12:00 p.m. Advanced play, weekly began Tue., June 11, 10:00 a.m. Intermediate, 1:00 p.m. Advanced Beginner, at the OSC. 2:00 p.m. Beginner and 3:00 p.m. Advanced. Pickleball Open Play - Tue. & Fri. from 1:00– Register one day in advance for clinics. 4:00 p.m., at the Main Lodge Courts, in adverse Private Lesson times are 10:00 a.m. and weather conditions, will be held in the RSC 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Register Indoor Courts (availability and court fees apply). one week in advance for private lessons. Contact Recreation for more information. Contact Recreation. Clinic fees are Indoor Member-$15, Indoor Guest - $20; Outdoor Aquatics Member - $12, Outdoor Guest $15. North Beach Open for the Season 11:00 a.m.Weekly Adult Tennis Clinics schedule 7:00 p.m. began June 25. The clinics are Tuesdays, Main Lodge Pool and Beach Open for the Wednesdays, and Fridays. Tuesdays Clinics Season 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. are Advanced Intermediate at 9:00 & 10:00 and Main Lodge Lap Swim began Monday, Intermediate I at 11:00. Wednesdays Clinics are June 17 at the Main Lodge Pool, Monday, Advanced Intermediate at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and Advanced Beginner at 11:00 a.m. Fridays Youth Swimming Lessons, began Monday, Clinics are Beginner at 2:00, Intermediate I & June 24, 9:00 a.m., at the Main Lodge Pool. II at 3:00, Advanced Intermediate at 4:00 and Preschool Swimming Lessons, began Monday Advanced at 5:00 p.m. The fees are for Outdoor June 24, 10:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge pool. clinics Members $12, and Guests $15; Indoor North Pool Lap Swim began Tuesday, June 18 Clinics are Members $15 and Guest $20. at the North pool, Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 Reservations are accepted one day prior by – 7:30 p.m. calling (570) 630-3733. North Pool open Monday through Friday, 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. Registration for Jr. Tennis – For ages 8 – 17 Pool Games began Tuesday, June 25, 2:00 years old. Mondays and Thursdays, began p.m., at the Main Lodge pool every week. June 24 through August 8 (No sessions the North Pool open 12:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. week of July 8-12, tennis camp). Orientation Aqua Exercise, a Free program with valid will be on June 24 at 1:00 p.m. Sessions will amenity badge. Offered every Tue. and Thurs. be 1 hour and 20 minutes. Contact Recreation from 9:00-9:45 a.m. at the Main Lodge Pool to register. Registration fee is $150.00 for beginning July 9. members and $175.00 for guests. Lake Swim – Fri. evenings began July 12, Pee Wee Tennis – Program begins Monday, 6:00 p.m. at the North Beach, swimming to June 24. Monday and Thursday 1:30 – 2:00 the Main Lodge Beach. Swimmers must have p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. Limited spotters and wear a bright colored swim cap. availability, contact Recreation one day in Non-power boater “spotter” volunteers needed advance for reservations, (570) 630-3733. – meet at the North Beach at 5:45 p.m. Sat. Evening ISC Bookings –

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Reserve and prepay for use of the Indoor Sports Complex from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. for tennis, pickleball or basketball. Tennis court $25.00 per hour for members, $30.00 for guests. Basketball/Pickleball Half Court $12.50 per hour for members, $15.00 per hours for guests. Call Recreation to make bookings, and pay with a credit card over the phone, or make arrangements for bringing cash or check. (Recreation Holiday events will take priority.)

Open Weekends, Friday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Saturday 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Beginning July 27, also open Monday, Wednesday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Bus Trips -

Mohegan Sun Day Bus Trip, Wed., August 7. The cost is $20 p.p. which includes $25 Free Play Card and $5 Food Coupon. You must bring your Government Issued Photo ID! The Athletics Bus leaves from the Nubia Malkin Art Center Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. and departs from Toning & Conditioning – Mon., Wed. and Fri. at Mohegan Sun at 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room. Total body Mohegan Sun SATURDAY Night Bus Trip – conditioning and stretching using bands and Saturday, August 17. The bus leaves the Nubia weights. All levels welcome. Contact the Fitness Malkin Art Center at 4:00 p.m. The return bus Center for more information. leaves Mohegan Sun at 10:00 p.m. $20.00 per (570) 630-3735. person. Must have Government Issued Photo Zumba with Julie – Began July 6 through ID. Seats are limited. Two restaurants have August 31, Classes are Saturday at 9:00 a.m. online dinner reservations. Go to their website. and Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room. Rates $10 per class, $40 for five classes, and $70 for ten

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Amenity badges are required for all programs; guests are also welcome with a valid guest badge. Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the Recreation Department at (570) 698-4100, ext. 160 or (570) 630-3733.

Board Game Night – Fri., 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the RSC Multipurpose Room. Games are supplied, or bring your own. Labor Day Beach Party Sat., Aug. 31 2:006:00 p.m. at Main Beach (Sun. Sept. 1 Rain Date) Come enjoy a day at the beach with some great music provided by a DJ and great food. The day will involve contests, prizes, games and dancing! We look forward to seeing you there for the start of our summer activities! Music on North Beach - Saturday, August 24, 7:00 p.m. Ray Morgan and Friends. Bring your own beach chairs. Family Bingo – Beginning weekly Thur., July 11, 7:30 p.m. at the RSC Multipurpose Room. Cost $1.00 per card. Valid Amenity Badge required. Night at the Races – Sat., August 31, 7:00 p.m. Place your bet on your favorite horse. Cash bar and snacks available during the races. Bring your member badge and guest with badges. Adults only. Family Campfire Nights – SKI HILL, August 7, 8:00-10:00 p.m. $3.00 per person. Adults, Parents & Children. Bring your chairs, bug spray, sneakers w/socks. Hot dogs & S’mores. Aquatics Schedule Main Lodge Pool & Beach North Beach: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m North Pool : 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. Main Lodge Arcade/Game Room 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m The Fitness Center schedule: Sun. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Mon. through Thu. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Fri. 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat. 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The RSC Arcade/Game Room – Mon. 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Tue. 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Wed. & Thu. 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Sun. 12:00–5:00 p.m. Mini Golf Schedule Saturday – 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Weekdays Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 6:00 -9:00 p.m.

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Summer 2019 TENNIS in The Hideout

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Clinics and Private Lessons are taught by Tennis Pro: Joe Fialko “Developer & Trainer of Nationally Ranked Juniors” CLINICS The Spring and Summer weekend Tennis clinics have started at the Recreation Sports Complex. Reservations are made through the Recreation Office, (570) 630-3733. Players must remain within the appropriate levels determined by the Tennis Pro. Reservations may only be made one day in advance. All clinics are given at the RSC Courts. Payment can be made at the Recreation Office and clinics should be prepaid. Outdoor clinics are $12.00 for Members and $15.00 for Guests. Indoor clinics are $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Guests. Anyone reserving a clinic and not attending will be charged the full rate if the reservation is not cancelled two office hours before the scheduled start time.


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How much exercise does a person need?

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or her stress. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that most healthy adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination thereof, every week. Try to engage in strength training for all major muscle groups at least two times per week. The Mayo Clinic says a general goal for most people is to aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day. Health experts say that this exercise need not all occur at once, either. If a 30-minute walk is not possible, split that up into a few 10-minute walks throughout the day. Any activity is better than doing nothing at all. For those with specific fitness goals, it could be wise to speak with a trainer or a doctor about which types of exercises (and durations) are effective. Physicians may be able to map out a fitness plan that works.

2019 Hideout Camps

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he Hideout Tot Camp is an eight week recreational and educational program for children ages 3 to 6. Camp is conducted June 24 to August 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ski Hill, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Exercise is an essential and at the Main Lodge Beach component of a healthy every Tuesday and Thursday. lifestyle. Exercise helps people All children are asked to bring maintain healthy weights, their lunch everyday. The staff will provide a beverage and improves mood, reduces the a mid morning snack. If the risk for various health ailments, weather warrants, the camp will and much more. But how occasionally walk to Holiday Park much exercise is necessary for a picnic. for optimal health? The Camp is divided into 2 Research indicates subgroups: 3 & 4 year olds and that the answer 5 & 6. The maximum number of to that question children is 30, so please sign up depends on the early. person and his or We also ask that the children individual health wear their bathing suit and bring a towel on Beach Day (Tuesdays goals. and Thursdays), which includes a According to David swim lesson with a Water Safety Bassett, Jr., PhD, Instructor. The dress code for a professor of camp is casual so please keep exercise physiology in mind that the children do play at the University of outside and use paint and glue, Tennessee in Knoxville, having etc. a clear set of exercise goals Weather permitting; each group can help a person determine will have at least one hour of just how much exercise he outside physical activity, one hour or she needs, particularly if a of structured activity, and plenty of time to discover the world. This person is exercising to control schedule allows each subgroup his or her weight or reduce his significant time to themselves and more individualized attention, while also allowing enough time for whole group activities. Cost per day per child is $25.00, per week-per child $100.00, and BEACH PARTIES Three annual beach parties are held during the summer at the Main Lodge full season is $700.00 - fees are Beach. Each party is unique with music provided by a DJ. Admission to not refundable. The Hideout Adventure/Kids the parties is free to all members and guests with a valid amenity badge. Camp, is a recreational program Refreshments will be available for a fee. A shuttle bus is provided for devoted to the social, intellectual, transportation from the Nubia Malkin Art Center to the Main Lodge. physical, and emotional Labor Day Beach Party Saturday, Aug. 31 2-6 p.m. development of children ages (Sunday, September 1 rain date) 7-13. Those who want to have a fun and an enjoyable summer, sign up today!

AQUATICS SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS

FRIENDLY REMINDER!

Members and guests of members, 7 years of age and older, MUST possess and display a current amenity badge at all times when using ANY of the amenities. Thank you!

Camp runs Monday through Friday for eight weeks from June 24 to August 16 and meets 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Camp will meet at the Outdoor Sports Complex everyday except Tuesday and Thursday, when it will meet at North REC. We ask that you bring a lunch everyday. Sneakers are required for camper's every day. On the pool days please bring or wear bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, and a lunch. Cost per day-per child $23.00, per week-per child $90.00, full season $600.00 - fees are not refundable. The registration form for the Camps may be found at The Hideout’s webpage, www. hideoutassoc.com and clicking the “Resources” tab, go to ‘Recreation Documents’, 2019 Camp Registration Form, you will need to complete the PDF filling information, then you will be able to fill out the form. The document will be sent directly to Recreation. As an alternative, the registration form may be completed at the office or the brochure form may be completed and brought in to the Recreation office. A copy of the Child’s birth certificate may be scanned and sent to Recreation, or brought in to the office before the child starts camp. You may register on a daily, weekly, or full season basis. No one will be admitted without a completed registration form and verification of age. Please be advised that registration fees are not refundable. Payment may be made by sending a check, calling the office for a credit card payment, or stopping by the office prior to the camp starting. Registration begins Sunday, May 19.


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Boating

Boat Registration in The Hideout begins on Monday, April 1. All Hideout members must register their power and non-power boats at the Recreational Sports Complex before using them on the Hideout Lakes. BOAT REGISTRATION Maximum boat size-17ft., Maximum Four stroke engine horsepower, 90hp. *Used boats owned by a Hideout Property owner and were previously registered for Roamingwood Lake and are sold to another Hideout Property owner for use on Roamingwood Lake will be considered “grandfathered” and will be exempt from the Four Stroke Motor only restriction. PERSONAL WATERCRAFT, i.e. Jet Skis and Wave Runners are subject to a maximum of 110 horsepower provided the PWC has a four (4) stroke engine. Maximum horsepower for a two (2) stroke engine is eighty-five (85) horsepower All powerboat and Personal Watercraft owners must have the appropriate documents on file with the Recreation Department in order to re-register. This includes current amenity badge, a copy of their insurance naming the Hideout as certificate holder* and current state registrations for both boat, PWC and trailer. All new PWC owners must bring their information for their craft and boating safety certificate to the Recreation Department. All owners of watercrafts (20hp or more) must have at least $250,000 bodily injury liability coverage and $50,000 property damage liability coverage. Owners of watercraft nineteen (19hp or less - not including electrically powered) must have at least $100,000 in liability insurance. Electrically propelled watercraft(s) need a State Registration but do not require a Certificate of Insurance. The Hideout must be named as certificate holder on the insurance policy.

Pickleball

are provided by Recreation for hat’s a funny name… what is those who do not have their own pickleball anyway? Pickleball equipment. Stop by on either of is a court sport best described those days to get some exercise as a cross between tennis and and learn one of the fastest ping pong, and it first came to growing sports in America. life due to a lack of badminton equipment. Players are equipped with a racquet, either wooden or made of composite materials, and played with a whiffle ball on what can be compared to a mini tennis court. The game is designed for players of all ages and skill levels, making it the perfect family sport. Since its creation pickleball has swept the nation gaining popularity in communities in the southern states, in schools, and in recreational clubs. Veterans and new players are all welcome to join. Paddles

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FEE SCHEDULE: Registration-Powerboat 20hp & over $ 95.00 Registration-Powerboat 19hp & under $ 50.00 Registration-Non-Powerboat $ 20.00 Registration-Electric Motorboat $ 30.00 Registration- Jet Ski $ 95.00 Yearly Storage Permit-Powerboat $100.00 Yearly Storage Permit – Powerboat > 22ft. $155.00 Yearly Storage Permit-Non-Powerboat $ 60.00 Dock Space Full Season $650.00 Dock Space Full Season-Pontoon Boats $725.00 *Generally, a Certificate of Insurance is a summary document usually issued by an agent on behalf of an insurer that says a policy has been issued to an insured for a general type of risk. The Certificate is usually issued to a third party (ie:The Hideout POA) who wants some evidence or assurance that a policy has been issued.

July 8-Ball Pool Tournament

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L to R: Joe Sperazza, John Goldman, Helen Evans, Steve Toner, Rich Maier (Champion), and Rob Metzner


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FITNESS CENTER CLASS SCHEDULE Classes are held in the Aerobic Room

February AUGUST 2019 2019

Sundays

Mondays

Tuesdays

9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Bodies In Motion

2:00-3:00 p.m. Dancersize

Wednesdays 9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie

Thursdays 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Bodies In Motion

Fridays

Saturdays

9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Walking with weights

3:00-4:00 p.m. Yoga

2:00-3:00 p.m. Dancersize 3:00-4:00 p.m. Yoga

Please check our Fitness Center brochure for more information. Any questions, please call the Fitness Center (570) 698-4100, ext.165; direct (570) 630-3735

RSC Schedule – February RSCIndoor Indoor Court Court Schedule - AUGUST 20192019 Sundays Mondays

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays

Saturdays

8:00 - 9:45 a.m. Court Available for Tennis, Paddleball or Basketball 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tennis Court Reservations 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tennis Clinics & Private Lessons

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Walking for Wellness 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Tennis, Pickleball, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Reservations 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Open Play Pickleball

8:00 - 9:45 a.m. Court Available for Tennis, Paddleball or Basketball 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tennis Court Reservations. 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. Tennis Clinics and Private Lessons 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Prepaid Bookings

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Walking for Wellness 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tennis, Pickleball, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Reservations 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. After School Gym 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Walking for Wellness (Right Court only)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Walking for Wellness 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tennis, Pickleball, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Reservations 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. After School Gym 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Walking for Wellness (Right Court only)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Walking for Wellness 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Tennis, Pickleball, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Reservations 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. After School Gym

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Walking for Wellness 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tennis, Pickleball, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Reservations 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Walking for Wellness 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Open Play Pickleball

Special Events will be posted in THE HIDEABOUT EXTRA


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From The Pro Shop F inally the sun and the warm weather has arrived.

Golfer’s appreciation day was held on Saturday, July 13th. Hot dogs and liquid refreshments were served to all golfers who played that day. It was very well received and a second day might be held later in the season.

The HDA tournament was held on July 20th. As of this writing the tournament is almost sold out. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Desin Animal Shelter. The Play for Pink tournament is Saturday, August 3rd. This is a nine hole event raising funds for breast cancer research. The cost is $50.00 for Golf pass holders, $55.00 for members and $65.00 for guests. This includes a continental breakfast and a lunch buffet. Contact the Pro Shop to sign up. The Club Championship rounds start on August 10th and the Senior Club championships, ages 50 and over begin on August 17th. Seniors can play in both events. Contact the Pro Shop for additional details and signups.

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

The Ciampa / Miles open is set for Saturday, August 24th. This is a 18 hole captain crew event. Which includes breakfast, hot dogs on the turn with refreshments on the course, and a luncheon to follow. Again contact the Pro Shop to register your group. Golf passes are available at the POA. If you play more than 27 rounds of golf during the season, the pass pays for itself. Ten play cards are also available for purchase in the Pro Shop. You pay for 9 rounds of golf and get the 10th round free. Same for the Golf Cart 10 play cards. Pay for 9 and get the 10th free. The Pro Shop and Golf Course hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. Tee times can be reserved up to 7 days in advance. Tournament reservations are accepted 30 days in advance of the event date. Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manager

HASG Golf is battling the elements!

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fter a month and a half, our golf league has only been able to get two rounds of golf in!! We were ready to call in Noah and even offered him my carpentry tools to build an Ark! Lou Delli Santi offered his services, but let’s hope we don’t need him and the weather is good from here on out. Some of our golfers attempted to play on 7/11 but got “soaked to the bone”, ahhh!, these are times you will remember and laugh about in your fond memories!! I work so hard on trying to get good foursomes put together and three times I had to cancel them!! GRRRR! At this point in time, Pete D is still is in the lead with a 37 round average but that won’t last as he’s still only played once. Lorraine Procopio and John Schesny are right on his tail with 38 averages and

Lorraine has two rounds in!! The putting contest has Sue Dimmick and John Schesny (again) tied for first with 10 putts per round each, but John has only played one round so we will see what happens as there are seven rounds to play yet! The Turkey club special at the pub on June 27th was a big hit after golf we got rained out on the Chef’s Salad day special (7/11) but we will see what happens in the future. Meanwhile enjoy the rest of the summer in our wonderful Hideout!! We are so lucky to have a resort-like community to live in!

Rain Date

Golf Committee Draft Minutes 7/10/19 Meeting called to order at 9AM Members Present: JIM Lagrosa Chair, Dennis Asher Secretary, Emil Boss, Jim McMahon, Ron Tortoriello, Pasquale Mozzone Guest Staff: Al Lutzi-Pro Shop, Ronnie DuffyPro Shop, Mike Kline- Golf Course Superintendent Excused: Fred Sakas, Ken Procopio, Lou DelliSanti- Board Rep. Minutes from June 12th, 2019 were approved after discussion to amend. Amendments are as follows: - Pot hole repair for golf cart paths maybe done at a later date in time by maintenance crew. Should have read, “ Ruts and holes on fairways and rough areas caused by Storm Water Damage Run Off and from Equipment needs repair and upgrading”. - RS&W will not be addressing water run off on Golf Course - Golf Appreciation Day food and drinks will be Paid for by the Handicap Funds, not Golf Committee Old Business: - 4th hole drainage in house project is completed with successful Results. - practice area sandbox and trash receptacle on location - water fountain out of service. Needs new under ground piping and foundation for new appliance for completion as soon as possible - Golf Appreciation Day on schedule for Saturday July 13th, 2019 from 10am/4pm Free Hot Dogs and Drinks, paid for by Handicap Funds - The proposal for a Golf Simulator will be addressed by the Recreation Dept.

- Golf Course Storm Water Repairs are on going - Senior Tee Course Yellow Markings are on the Golf Cart Paths and Fairways and Ready for Play. Member Notification at Pro Shop - Drainage work on Hole # 7 will be completed by our Golf Course Maintenance - Hole # 8 work pending - Golf Cart Path cracks will be maintained by Golf Course Maintenance Leagues and Tournaments: - Monday Women’s, Tuesday Men’s, Thursday HASG, Thursday Nights Men, and Friday Chicks, all functional as per weather permitting - HDA, Saturday, July 20th, 2019, almost sold out, see Pro Shop for openings - Play For Pink, August 3rd, 2019 has opened for Pro Shop Sign Up’s - Club Championship August 10th and Senior Championships August 17th Sign Up’s. ALL Golfers are encouraged to sign up for this Fun Event - September 7th Nine Hole Event, Male, Female, Couples Etc. All Golfers Invited To Sign Up. This Event is great for all level players. BBQ to Follow - 911 Help a Hero, September 14th 2019. 9 Hole Event, BBQ and Dinner Dance New Business: - 9th Hole Stake Yardage Markers to be redone from the Right-side Bunker all the way up to the Stream - 9th Green Aerate to possibly make softer hitting surface Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 Meeting Adjourned

John Martino (570) 892-0545 Jamartino414@gmail.com

Proposed Golf Tournament Calendar 2019 Tournament

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Event

Time

Date Sat. 08/03/19

Sat. 08/10/19

Play for Pink (9 holes)

9:00 a.m.

Sat. 08/10/19

Sun. 08/11/19

1st Round Club Championship

8:30 a.m.

Sat. 08/17/19

Sun. 08/18/19

1st Round Sr. Club Championship 8:30 a.m.

Sat. 08/24/19

Sun. 08/25/19

Ciampa/Miles Open

9:00 a.m.

Sat. 09/14/19

Sun. 09/15/19

9/11 Help A Hero

9:00 a.m.

Sat. 09/21/19

Sat. 09/28/19

Fall Classic

9:00 a.m.

From The Rough A golf tip from Larry Lutz, Hideout Golf Teaching Pro

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veryone wants to hit a good long drive, and in most cases, a good hole starts with a good drive. But to hit a really great drive off the tee, you need to start preparing even before you address the ball. It’s important to develop a pre-shot routine that includes positive thoughts and visualization. What does that mean? Try standing behind the ball before you hit, and as you look down the fairway, visualize the target and imagine a good shot going right at the target. Next, when

you address the ball, you should release any tension that has built up in your body. You can do this by waggling the club and taking a good, deep breath. Also, make sure you’re comfortable with your alignment before you hit. Finally, take the clubhead back low and slow. And as you do, you can say a little prayer: please let me hit this one straight! You just might surprise yourself. I hope you find this tip helpful, but most of all, remember your good shots, learn from the bad ones, and have fun.


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Spring is right around the corner!

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Special Pricing for Hideout Members Locked prices are good until August 31, 2019! 1-150 - $1.79 per gallon • OVER 150 - $1.59 per gallon

Attention Members: The POA official Hideout Facebook page name is

Hideout Book Club

"Hideout Property Owners Association"

The Hideout Book Club invites everyone to our discussions held the third Thursday of every month in the library on the second floor of the RSC. Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please email: hideoutbookclub@gmail.com.

There are several Facebook pages, about our community, that are not sanctioned by The Hideout POA. For accurate and up-to-date information please use the “Hideout Property Owners Association” Facebook page.

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There is always Family Fun at the Nubia Malkin Art Center!


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Recreation Activities – July 2019 Jr. WoodWorkers Class

Aqua exercise takes place at the Main Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays • 9-9:45 a.m. This program is free with an Amenity badge and runs through August 29. Join us!


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of June 30, 2019

MONTH ACTUAL NON AMENITY INCOME: DUES REVENUE BAD DEBT EXPENSE LATE CHARGES ADMIN/RESALE FEES

423,367 (26,908) 7,434 (200)

NET DUES RELATED INCOME 403,693 INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS INCOME

OPERATING FUNDS (MONTH) MONTH VARIANCE % BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF) 423,366 (26,908) 3,000 -

1 4,434 (200)

399,458

4,235

8,349 -

1,791 166

TOTAL NON-AMENITY INCOME 412,042

401,415

10,627

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

9,546 1,974 19,330 11,250 16,657 23,376 952 470 4,550 240 32,822 18,506 65,165 1,521 8,095 45,879 260,333

10,500 900 18,000 13,000 19,300 31,000 900 600 3,120 200 29,280 19,150 67,250 2,916 15,000 29,221 260,337

(954) 1,074 1,330 (1,750) (2,643) (7,624) 52 (130) 1,430 40 3,542 (644) (2,085) (1,395) (6,905) 16,658 (4)

TOTAL INCOME

672,375

661,752

10,623

OPERATING EXPENSES: PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS AND BEACHES RECREATION COMPLEX GOLF GOLF MAINTENANCE ARTS AND CRAFTS MAINTENANCE TRASH & RECYCLE / GROUNDS LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL WOODSHOP ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI REAL ESTATE

111,964 947 8,483 4,734 12,777 39,912 14,727 30,167 5,334 142,444 27,646 525 89,612 11,247 70,769 1,204 7,053 31,788 -

108,889 1,766 5,476 6,197 28,424 43,619 15,563 30,495 4,726 152,183 65,621 683 108,103 18,182 67,534 2,275 14,320 32,725 5,000

(3,075) 819 (3,007) 1,463 15,647 3,707 836 328 (608) 9,739 37,975 158 18,491 6,935 (3,235) 1,071 7,267 937 5,000

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

611,332

711,781

1,098

570

612,429

712,351

AMENITY INCOME: PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS AND BEACHES RECREATION COMPLEX GOLF ARTS AND CRAFTS MAINTENANCE TRASH & RECYCLE / GROUNDS LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL WOODSHOP ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI BAR REAL ESTATE

CONTINGENCY & OTHER TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION 59,945 FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION NET INCOME (LOSS)

129 81,250 (21,434)

(50,599) 129 81,250 (131,978)

6,558 (166)

100,449 (528) 99,922

0.0% 0.0% 147.8%

PRIOR YR ('18) ACTUAL

PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS & BEACHES RECREATION GOLF GOLF MAINTENANCE ARTS & CRAFTS MAINTENANCE TRASH & RECYCLE / GROUNDS LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL WOODSHOP ADMINISTRATION COMM. RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI REAL ESTATE

NOTE:

BUDGET

(102,418) 1,027 (8,483) 14,596 (1,527) (23,255) 8,649 (30,167) (4,382) (141,974) (23,096) (285) (56,790) 7,259 (5,604) 317 1,042 14,091 -

(98,389) (866) (5,476) 11,803 (15,424) (24,319) 15,437 (30,495) (3,826) (151,583) (62,501) (483) (78,823) 968 (284) 641 680 (3,504) (5,000)

(350,999)

(451,444)

OPERATING FUNDS (YEAR TO DATE) YTD VARIANCE % BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

2,540,200 (161,450) 31,884 (450)

2,540,196 (161,448) 18,000 -

4 (2) 13,884 (450)

1.1%

386,566

2,410,184

2,396,748

13,436

0.6%

2,317,198

366.1% -100.0%

3,193 25

22,431 11,250

10,746 996

11,685 10,254

108.7% 1029.5%

12,740 1,321

2.6%

389,784

2,443,865

2,408,490

35,375

1.5%

2,331,259

-9.1% 119.3%

74,993 22,269 101,528 136,405 74,650 65,546 71,968 5,536 3,695 20,745 3,045 165,050 87,745 265,059 10,621 29,530 100,514 1,238,899

53,700 22,600 100,000 137,750 75,000 79,400 103,680 7,530 3,600 18,120 2,700 150,180 94,850 256,500 17,832 33,000 63,606 1,220,048

21,293 (331) 1,528 (1,345) (350) (13,854) (31,712) (1,994) 95 2,625 345 14,870 (7,105) 8,559 (7,211) (3,470) 36,908 18,851

39.7% -1.5% 1.5% -1.0% -0.5% -17.4% -30.6% -26.5% 2.6%

0.0%

11,020 2,243 18,050 12,874 15,072 26,975 733 650 3,405 240 30,293 18,242 54,821 2,371 8,350 29,368 1,396 236,103

1.5%

43,412 22,675 65,989 136,770 77,212 64,610 79,549 7,274 350 3,360 16,240 2,960 144,334 89,914 239,532 8,817 22,405 76,774 5,035 1,107,212

1.6%

625,887

3,682,764

3,628,538

54,226

1.5%

3,438,471

-2.8% 46.4% -54.9% 23.6% 55.0% 8.5% 5.4% 1.1% -12.9% 6.4%

555,237 8,910 149,210 16,460 28,240 203,167 35,658 115,906 26,243 803,554 136,549 5,131 580,155 58,842 346,166 8,670 26,398 129,569 -

621,539 6,646 136,151 20,715 55,551 235,192 43,471 139,922 32,016 821,049 185,358 5,748 676,325 99,161 349,164 13,650 32,440 111,357 15,000

10.7% -34.1% -9.6% 20.5% 49.2% 13.6% 18.0% 17.2% 18.0% 2.1%

57.9% 23.1% 17.1% 38.1% -4.8% 47.1% 50.7% 2.9% 100.0%

94,556 1,593 5,475 5,208 20,812 40,171 16,358 30,426 5,341 97,576 33,778 36,872 978 102,604 17,126 71,850 905 6,653 30,394 4,368

26.3% 10.7% 14.2% 40.7% 0.9% 36.5% 18.6% -16.4% 100.0%

571,042 5,987 115,085 23,690 41,440 210,810 42,311 130,695 31,755 639,766 140,880 136,225 6,342 631,431 90,855 349,986 9,785 19,151 117,170 30,860

14.1%

623,044

3,234,064

3,600,455

366,391

10.2%

3,345,266

-92.6%

557

4,263

4,320

57

1.3%

4,871

14.0%

623,601

3,238,327

3,604,775

366,448

10.2%

3,350,137

2,286

444,437

23,763

420,674

125 81,250

776 487,500

774 487,500

(79,089)

(43,839)

(464,511)

7.4% -13.5% -13.7% -24.6% 5.8% -21.7% 45.8% 20.0% 12.1% -3.4% -3.1% -47.8% -46.0% 57.0% -

110,544 -

0.0% 0.0%

110,544

83.8%

66,302 (2,264) (13,059) 4,255 27,311 32,025 7,813 24,016 5,773 17,495 48,809 617 96,170 40,319 2,998 4,980 6,042 (18,212) 15,000

(2) 420,672

YEAR TO DATE

14.5% 12.8% 9.9% -7.5% 3.3% -40.4% -10.5% 58.0%

2,424,198 (135,900) 28,900 -

88,334 -0.3% 0.0%

750 487,500

90.6%

(399,916)

Prior Year (2018)

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFECIT

(4,029) 1,893 (3,007) 2,793 13,897 1,064 (6,788) 328 (556) 9,609 39,405 198 22,033 6,291 (5,320) (324) 362 17,595 5,000

74,993 22,269 101,528 136,405 74,650 65,546 71,968 5,536 3,695 20,745 3,045 165,050 87,745 265,059 10,621 29,530 100,514 -

555,237 8,910 149,210 16,460 28,240 203,167 35,658 115,906 26,243 803,554 136,549 5,131 580,155 58,842 346,166 8,670 26,398 129,569 -

(480,244) 13,359 (47,682) 119,945 46,410 (137,621) 36,310 (115,906) (20,707) (799,859) (115,804) (2,086) (415,105) 28,903 (81,107) 1,951 3,132 (29,055) -

(567,839) 15,954 (36,151) 117,035 19,449 (155,792) 60,209 (139,922) (24,486) (817,449) (167,238) (3,048) (526,145) (4,311) (92,664) 4,182 560 (47,751) (15,000)

1,238,899

3,234,064

(1,995,165)

(2,380,407)

100,445

0.0% 0.0% 77.1%

PRIOR YR ('18) ACTUAL

404,033 (22,650) 5,183 -

MONTH ACTUAL

YTD ACTUAL

BUDGET

VARIANCE FAV (UNF) 87,595 (2,595) (11,531) 2,910 26,961 18,171 (23,899) 24,016 3,779 17,590 51,434 962 111,040 33,214 11,557 (2,231) 2,572 18,696 15,000 385,242

These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments

ACTUAL (527,630) 16,688 (49,096) 113,080 35,772 (146,200) 37,238 (130,695) (24,481) (639,416) (137,520) (119,985) (3,382) (487,097) (941) (110,454) (968) 3,254 (40,396) (25,825) (2,238,054)

VARIANCE FAV (UNF) 47,386 (3,329) 1,414 6,865 10,638 8,579 (928) 14,789 3,774 (160,443) 137,520 4,181 1,296 71,992 29,844 29,347 2,919 (122) 11,341 25,825 242,889


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: June 30, 2019

AUGUST 2019 • 49 THE HIDEOUT POA, INC. ACCRUAL BASIS - OPERATING FUND OPERATING FUNDS (MONTH) MONTH MONTH VARIANCE % ACTUAL BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

412,042

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

260,333

260,337

672,375

661,752

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

612,429

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

59,945

TOTAL INCOME

NET INCOME (LOSS)

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET YTD PERIOD ENDED: June 30, 2019

A

81,379 (21,434)

YTD ACTUAL

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

2,443,865

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

B

10,627

2.6%

389,784

0.0%

236,103

10,623

1.6%

625,887

712,351

99,922

14.0%

623,601

(50,599)

110,544

(4)

2,286

81,379

-

0.0%

81,375

(131,978)

110,544

83.8%

(79,089)

OPERATING FUNDS (YEAR TO DATE) YTD VARIANCE % BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

PRIOR YR (2018) ACTUAL

2,408,490

35,375

1.5%

2,331,259

1,238,899

1,220,048

18,851

1.5%

1,107,212

3,682,764

3,628,538

54,226

1.5%

3,438,471

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

3,238,327

3,604,775

366,448

10.2%

3,350,137

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

444,437

23,763

420,674

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

488,276

488,274

(2)

0.0%

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(43,839) D

(464,511)

420,672

90.6%

(399,916)

OPERATING FORECAST YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31 TOTAL VARIANCE % BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

PRIOR YR (2018) ACTUAL

TOTAL INCOME

CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF June 30, 2019

C

401,415

PRIOR YR (2018) ACTUAL

ADJUSTED FORECAST

88,334 488,250

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

4,837,000

4,828,500

8,500

0.18%

4,633,719

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,473,171

2,454,320

18,851

0.77%

2,221,226

7,310,171

7,282,820

27,351

0.38%

6,854,945

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

6,921,885

7,288,276

366,391

5.03%

6,915,980

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

388,286

393,742

7217%

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

976,551

TOTAL INCOME

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(588,265) E

(5,456) 976,551 (982,007)

NOTE: These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments

Footnote Explanations A: Dues Related Income stated on an Accrual Basis. B: Dues Related Income Budget based upon 2019 Actual Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C: Dues & other Non Amenity Income stated as actual. D: Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2019. E: Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) 2019. Forecast Adjustments No other adjustments at present.

Budget Variances 1 Current Operational Dues collections and Deliquent Operational Dues collections unfavorable, Lots Paid in Full 3,433, Lots Paid in Full unfav by 93 compared YOY to June 2018. 2 Investment Income fav relative to budget, Gain on Assets retired fav 11k. 3 Public Safety: Revenue fav 21k, Wages & Taxes fav 48k, Benefits fav 6k, Supplies fav 2k, Vehicle Maintenance unfav 3k, Fuel/Travel Expense unfav 1k 4 Laurel Park: Repairs and Maint. unfav 2k. 5 Ski Hill: Net Revenue fav 2k, Wages & Taxes unfav 13k, Repairs fav 1k, Fuel & Travel fav 1k. 6 Marina: Revenue on budget, Wages & Taxes fav 2.4k, Office Supplies unfav 1k. 7 Pools & Beaches: Revenues on budget, Wages & Taxes fav 17k, Repairs & Maint. fav 2.5k 8 Recreation: Net Revenues unfav 14k, Wages, Taxes, & Benefits fav 24k, Repairs & Maint. unfav 2k, Utilities fav 3k, Office Supplies fav 2.5k. 9 Golf Operations: Net Revenues unfav 31k, Wages fav 8k. 10 Golf Maintenance: Wages and Taxes fav 10k, Chemical Supplies fav 2k, Office Supplies fav 2k 11 Arts and Crafts: Net Revenues unfav 2k, Wages & Taxes fav 4k, Utilities fav 1k. 12 Maintenance: Wages & Taxes fav 66k, Benefits unfav 12k, Vehicle Maintenance unfav 7k, Solid Waste unfav 24k, Snow Removal unfav 12k. 13 Woodshop: On budget. 14 Lakes & Environmental: Net Revenues fav 2k, Wages & Taxes fav 8k, Lakes Mgmt fav 38k Environmental Mgmt fav 3k. 15 Administration: Net Revenues fav 15k, Wages & Taxes fav 76k, Benefits unfav 1k, Repairs & Maint. fav 2.5k, Fuel/Travel fav 5k, Office Supplies unfav 4k, Admin unfav 12k. 16 Community Relations: Net Revenue unfav 11k, Wages, Taxes, & Benefits fav 33k, Printing fav 7k. 17 Clubhouse: Revenues net of COS fav 1k, Wages, Taxes & Benefits fav 10k, Utilities fav 3k. 18 Tab Master: Net Revenues unfav 7k, Total Expenses fav 5k. 19 Snackbars: Revenues net of COS unfav 5k, Wages & Taxes fav 7k. 20 Lodge: Revenues net of COS fav 8k, Utilities fav 4k, Office Supplies unfav 5k 21 Real Estate: Inactive. 22 Contingency reserved.

0.0% 393,742

(61,035) 977,457 (1,038,492)


50 • AUGUST 2019

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER THE HIDEOUT POA, INC

2019 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES- As of June 30, 2019 (Unaudited) New Capital Projects

Department

Project #

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

Under (Over)

CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety

10-25

7,500

-

7,500

Magic Carpet - Beginners Lift (Replace Rope Tow)

Ski Hill

12-21

40,000

-

40,000

Motorola Portable Radios (8)

Recreation

16-20

5,700

5,694

6

Mini Golf Replacement (18)

Recreation

16-21

14,400

13,515

885

Pickle Ball Court

Recreation/Tennis

16-24

11,000

-

11,000

Paddle Boards (4)

Recreation/Aquatics

16-25

2,000

1,274

726

Ryan Sod Cutter

Golf Maintenance

19-20

5,400

5,299

101

Zero Turn Mowers (2)

Facilities Maintenance

30-24

15,000

12,411

2,589

Tar Kettle

Facilities Maintenance

30-25

13,000

14,647

(1,647)

Phosphorus Reduction System (Grant Overage)

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-25

100,000

63,897

36,103

Firewall Replacement & Upgrade

Administration

40-23

4,000

2,350

1,650

Fiber Optics - N Beach, N Pool

Administration

40-25

6,800

7,671

Server Room Security

Administration

40-27

10,000

-

10,000

126,758

108,042

234,800 Adjusted Budget

-

(871)

234,800

Capital Reserve Projects 2019 Ford Utility Police Interceptor, Lights, Lettering

Public Safety

10-20

46,500

-

46,500

Northgate Southside Magnetic Gate

Public Safety

10-21

10,000

4,820

5,180

AED Units (3)

Public Safety

10-22

4,000

3,728

272

Radar Units (3)

Public Safety

10-23

7,500

7,009

491

Keyless Electronic Locks WiFi

Public Safety

10-24

9,500

4,752

4,748

CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety

10-25

7,500

2,836

4,664

Laurel Park Playground

Public Works/Recreation

11-20

26,000

-

26,000

Rental Equipment Replacement (Rotation)

Ski Hill

12-20

7,500

-

7,500

Magic Carpet - Beginners Lift (Replace Rope Tow)

Ski Hill

12-21

40,000

-

40,000

Snow Groomer - Major Repair

Ski Hill

12-22

25,000

3,474

21,526

Pump Replacement

Ski Hill

12-23

3,000

7,475

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-24

85,000

-

85,000

Marina Docks (2 of 3)

Public Works/Marina

13-20

78,900

77,099

1,801

Pool House Roof - Main Pool

Public Works/Pools

15-20

9,900

8,900

1,000

Pool Heater (1 of 4)

Public Works/Pools

15-21

5,000

5,044

Lifeguard Chairs (5)

Recreation/Aquatics

15-22

1,800

-

(4,475)

(44) 1,800

Mini Golf Replacement (18)

Recreation

16-21

14,400

13,515

885

Paramount Circuit - Ab/Back

Recreation/Fitness

16-22

3,000

2,544

456

Paramount Circuit - Chest Press

Recreation/Fitness

16-23

3,000

2,544

456

Paddle Boat - 4 Person Capacity

Recreation/Aquatics

16-26

2,300

-

2,300

Art Center Door Replacement

Public Works/Art Ctr Bldg

18-20

7,600

-

7,600

Kiln - Janus 1613

Recreation/Art Center

18-21

2,200

-

2,200

Lely Broadcast Spreader

Golf Maintenance

19-21

4,000

3,927

73

Jacobsen Greensking IV Plus Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-22

30,000

28,895

1,105

Motorola Portable Radios (2)

Golf Maintenance

19-23

2,000

1,919

81

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 1 (7 of 10)

Public Works

30-17

200,000

200,000

-

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 2 (5 of 10)

Public Works

30-17

200,000

200,000

Road Paving - Small Projects & Guard Rails

Public Works

30-18

50,000

50,890

(890)

Stormwater Management - Culvert Replacement

Public Works/Stormwater

30-19

50,000

56,150

(6,150)

Stormwater Management - Swale & Misc Repair

Public Works/Stormwater

30-19

50,000

56,150

Ford F-350 Pickup Trucks (3)

Fleet/Maintenance

30-20

120,000

-

120,000

Snow Plows (3)

Fleet/Maintenance

30-21

18,113

-

18,113

Winston 10 Ton Trailer

Fleet/Maintenance

30-22

11,000

-

11,000

Used AWD Vechicles (4) (Hsp, FnB, Rec)

Fleet/Maintenance

30-23

40,000

33,432

6,568

Zero Turn Mowers (2)

Facilities Maintenance

30-24

15,000

12,125

2,875

Maintenance Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works/Stormwater

30-97

10,000

-

10,000

Engineering Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works/Stormwater

30-98

10,000

10,389

Grant Match - Stormwater - Ridgeview

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-20

77,000

4,500

72,500

Brooks Lake Aeration System

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-21

30,000

27,944

2,056

Palms Grant - Ridgeview Enhancement Match

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-22

8,000

-

8,000

Carp Barrier - Stainless Steel

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-23

95,000

78,170

16,830

Roamingwood Dam Major Repair to Valve/Hardware Main Entry Construction

Lake Mgt/Stormwater Public Works

35-24 40-10

10,500 100,000

97,196 20,948

(86,696) 79,052

Community Signs - Amenity & Entrance

Public Works/Signage

40-20

20,000

9,586

10,414

PC/Workstation/POS Inventory Replacement

Administration/Amenity

40-21

10,000

5,840

4,160

Network Wiring POA Building

Administration

40-22

3,000

1,617

1,384

Firewall Replacement & Upgrade

Administration

40-23

5,250

5,250

-

SV9100 Telephone System Replacement

Administration

40-24

24,000

-

24,000

APC Power Backups

Administration

40-26

4,000

288

3,712

Furniture Replacement - Board Rooms, Training Rooms

Administration

40-28

50,000

22,089

27,911

Salamander

Clubhouse Bldg

60-20

3,500

3,536

(36)

Dining Room Tables (8)

Clubhouse Bldg

60-21

4,000

3,099

901

Lodge Window Replacement

Public Works/Lodge Bldg

80-20

14,700

8,200

6,500

Lodge ADA Ramp

Public Works/Lodge Bldg

80-21

20,000

12,675

7,325

Lodge Fire Suppression Design/Plans

Public Works/Lodge Bldg

80-22

28,500

1,900

26,600

6 Bin Steam Table

Lodge/Tiki

80-23

4,200

2,956

1,244

DocStar Upgrade (2018 Project)

Administration

40-16

1,140

-

90-16

1,209

***UB Miscellaneous ***UB Laptop Equipment

*

-

(6,150)

(389)

1,140

-

1,209

-

Administration

90-17

1,591

1,591

-

-

90-18

7,818

7,818

-

***Compactor 2 Repair ***UB Lodge Snack Bar - Split AC Unit

Public Works/Lodge Bldg

90-19

3,594

3,594

-

***UB Tennis Shot Maker

Recreation

90-20

3,710

3,710

-

19,062

1,122,472

617,953

1,249,230

725,995

1,721,363 * Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget

1,740,425

**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval **** Reallocation + Savings Permanent to Offset Other Projects

Total All Funds

1,956,163 Adjusted Budget

19,062 1,975,225


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF June 30, 2019

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL

2019 BILLING 5,080,400 1,543,660 195,400

74.499% 22.636% 2.865%

TOTAL DUES BILLED

6,819,460

100.00%

AMOUNT COLLECTED

2019 # LOTS PAID IN FULL

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH

%

Billed 3908 1,300 395 50 1,745

297 * 787 1,854

1st Quarter 2018

5,109,928

2,938

74.93%

APRIL MAY JUNE 2nd Quarter 2019

507,427 234,901 98,780 841,108

294 146 55 495

7.4% 3.4% 1.4% 12.33%

5,951,036

3,433

87.27%

8.4% 20.1% 46.4%

Of the 3908 Properties Billed in 2019, it was Budgeted that 3635 (93.01%) will be paid in full by 12/31/2019.

Current Projection YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

6,343,075

6,343,075

2019 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED YEAR TO DATE DELINQUENT DUES COLLECTED

43,761

84,060

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

-

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

(40,299)

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* Includes accounts that prepaid in full and credits towards 2019 dues in 2018 in the amount of $55,474.

2019 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3635 PROJECTION 3635

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% OF $ PAID

574,325 * 1,372,630 3,162,973

YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

Budget 3635

AUGUST 2019 • 51

% of $ Budgeted

The Hideabout Newspaper will still be stocked at the North and Main Gate Mailboxes, at the amenities each month, and can also be viewed on the Hideout website at www.hideoutassoc.com.

100.00%

% of $ Budgeted

52%

These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments

To advertise in The Hideabout Newspaper contact Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or at lgreen@thehideout.us

Salem Township Board of Supervisor Minutes June 11, 2019

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he regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on June 11, 2019. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 6:30PM, present were Merel Swingle and Robert Wittenbrader, Dennis Chapman was absent. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. The minutes of the May 14th, 2019 meeting were approved as presented with no comments or corrections on a motion made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. The Planning Commission minutes were read. Sub-divisions: The Centenary Methodist Church lot consolidation was reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Merel Swingle and 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with both in favor. The Fariello lot consolidation was reviewed concerns over road notation showing Township road name, and number. Supervisor Swingle unsure if on Township road or on the private road. Attorney advised to approve with

verification to be made and signing once verification made. Motion to approve lot consolidation once road verification made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with both in favor. New Business: The Annual Senior Center Agreement of use reviewed and with no changes needed a motion to sign and approve the agreement of usage made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with both in favor. Old business: None Attorney updates: None Correspondence: The monthly engineer report for Neville Trailer park was received and read. Real Estate transfer tax for the month of May received in the amount of $10,040.19. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay as received with no comments or corrections was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. Park Updates: Claire Madden spoke and noted the park is looking good mowed and clean. Chris Leone

questioned locking the park at night? Not currently being done. Public Time: Chris Leone questioned the board as to On the Road Again Auto Sales on State Route 590 and the parking on the road and lack of parking in their lot. Noted that maybe the Supervisors will look at and advise of a customer parking area to be accessible. Chris Leone questioned the Barbeque trailer at Countryside Café. Supervisors noted to send Building inspector. Chris Leone questioned the Consignment shop of Martini’s, noting no zoning, but building codes are required. Jocelyn Kramer spoke and introduced herself as candidate for Wayne County Commissioner. Don Januszewski noted surface water runoff and testing to Quatumlabs. Mr. Januszewski asked for township to cut trees and brush on the guard rails at Catterson. He also asked for the lines on the road to be painted and a stop bar for the Catterson Ledgedale intersection. Steve Price Hamlin Fire Co., Chief

spoke and advised the Township of costs that their Fire Relief is used for Outfits cost around $3,000.00 each in addition radio and pager upgrades and replacements have been ordered and those costs were approved at approximately $7,000.00. Mr. Price further advised the Supervisors of an active shooter drill that was held at the Evergreen School. Many State agencies as well as local Ambulance participated. School staffs were to do as they were trained; locking down rooms no students were included in the drill. The township thanked Steve and the Fire Company for their work. With no other comments or business a motion to adjourn was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:15PM. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo, Secretary/Treasurer


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THE HIDEOUT POA, a Gold Star gated recreational community in NEPA is seeking candidates for the following positions:

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT PATROL OFFICERS (PART-TIME/FULL-TIME) Responsible and accountable to his/her immediate supervisor in the Chain of Command. Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations. Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. Supervise department personnel on his/her assigned shifts. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • Must be 18 years or older, certified in ACT 235 and possess a valid PA driver’s license. • May be asked to work overtime or double shift. • Work is performed inside and outside with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable situations. • Must be in Hideout issued uniform while on duty. The Public Safety Director and/or the Operations Lieutenant must approve any exception to this rule. • Attendance at Public Safety related seminars sponsored by The Hideout is recommended for all Officers.

RESERVE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS (PART-TIME) Acts in the capacity of Training Officer and Supervisor for all Public Safety Communication Officers. Responsible and accountable to his/her immediate supervisor in the Chain of Command. Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations. Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • Must be 18 years old and possess a valid PA Driver’s License. • Ability to deal with the public. • Basic knowledge of Radio Communications a plus. • Basic knowledge of First Aid/AED/EMT a plus.

POOL/BEACH OFFICER (PART-TIME) Responsible and accountable to his/her immediate supervisor in the Chain of Command. Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations as they pertain to Pool & Beaches. Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • At least one-year experience in Security position preferred. • Basic knowledge of Radio Communications helpful. • First Aid/AED/EMT certification a plus. • Must possess good decision-making skills and a high level of patience in dealing effectively with property owners in a polite and courteous manner at all times. • Must be detailed oriented and have excellent and writing, documentation, communications and interpersonal skills. • Must be certified in and able to use tools and equipment required (i.e. Pepper Spray). • Must be able to remain calm in an emergency situation. • Must be flexible and capable of working well under pressure. • Must be able to work with little or no supervision. • Must possess a valid PA Driver’s License.


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THE HIDEOUT POA, a Gold Star gated recreational community in NEPA is seeking candidates for the following positions:

FOOD & BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT HOST/HOSTESS/ASST. FRONT OF THE HOUSE SUPERVISORS Present a positive first impression of the restaurant’s friendliness, excellent service and high standards. To greet guests upon arrival, ensure guests’ dining experience is more than they expected and to bid guests farewell as they leave.

WAIT STAFF Our restaurant and pub is in need of experienced and motivated waitstaff to join our team. If you have experience and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the potential for advancement, we want to talk to you. Successful candidates will be responsible for establishing friendly relationships with patrons and ensuring they enjoy fast, pleasant service throughout their dining experience. Applicants need to have flexible schedules.

LINE/PREP COOKS Seeking professional line cooks and prep cooks who can help prepare meals as per our standard recipes. Successful candidates will be responsible for creating meal portions, cleaning food, cooking meals and keeping a sanitized work area. We are seeking individuals with experience in the food service industry and is committed to impeccable food presentation.

DISHWASHERS If you’ve ever dreamed of working as a Kitchen Manager or Prep Cook, this position might provide you with a great start! Responsibilities include operating an industrial dishwasher, washing other implements by hand when necessary and assisting kitchen staff, when needed.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION OFFICE COORDINATOR (PART-TIME) Assists in the coordination of daily operational office related tasks. Is involved in the successful management of the Recreation Sales Office. Assist in merchandise ordering, work orders, stocking, and oversee inventory for Recreation and Art Center. Schedules staff for RSC, game room, and special events.

LIFEGUARDS To observe and supervise the activities of swimmers in and around the pool and adjacent areas and responding to emergencies with the major emphasis must be given to PREVENTIVE LIFEGUARDING and the surveillance of all patrons. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • Individual must be American Red Cross certified in the following areas: o Lifeguard Training, o Waterfront Lifeguarding, o CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer o Standard First Aid. • Must be able to maintain an attitude of alertness at all times. • Must have a thorough knowledge of all Hideout Rules & Regulations. • Must conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times. • Must have good decision-making skills. • Must be experienced in the daily supervision of a public pool. • Must be able to work cooperatively with staff and guests. • Must be in full uniform at all times. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants age 14-17 must have a PA Work Permit (may be obtained through School District) Applicants will be subject to a PSP Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Certification and FBI Criminal Record Check w/ fingerprints upon conditional acceptance of employment (paid by POA). Applicants may be subject to Substance Abuse Testing upon conditional acceptance of employment (paid by POA).

APPLY AT www.hideoutassoc.com/ Click on Employment


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REAL ESTATE

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Understanding Functional Obsolescence and Your Home By: Terri Ditty, Broker Associate

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an a perfectly useful home “expire”? The answer is yes. If you’ve never heard of “functional obsolescence,” now’s a good time to familiarize yourself with the term. Sometimes a perfectly nice home in fine shape simply won’t sell. Fresh paint, fine curb appeal, a solid neighborhood…and no offers. Sellers are baffled and irritated. “But I’ve been living in this home ten years! There’s nothing wrong with it!” Often the culprit is “functional obsolescence.”

Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Investopedia defines it this way: “A reduction in the usefulness or desirability of an object because of an outdated design feature, usually one that cannot be easily changed. The term is commonly used in real estate, but has a wide application.” Functional obsolescence can creep up on a home owner, as when a built-in technological feature is no longer useful. Some homes in the 1970s and 80s had old solid-state intercom systems for communicating between rooms. What was cutting edge then is a retro eyesore now. Built-in entertainment center kiosks or furniture are also a good example of this.

Home owners can introduce functional obsolescence with poor renovation choices. Renovations should always be made with an eye on the possibility that a home will be sold down the line, but occasionally an owner will ignore this. Take, for example, the massive kitchen renovation which takes an unreasonable bite out of the living room. Inconveniences an owner has put up with over the years can be classified as functional obsolescence as well. If you have a second floor without bathrooms or a bedroom which must be accessed by walking through another bedroom? That’s a design flaw that can bite you when it’s time to sell. Neighborhoods can introduce a degree of functional obsolescence as well. When a smaller, older home on a large lot is dwarfed by modern homes with more space, the home itself may lose appeal or value in buyers’ eyes. If you’re thinking of selling or buying, you should be familiar with the idea of functional obsolescence. Either you’ll want to eliminate the problem or you’ll need to realize the problem will be an issue for you should you choose to sell one day.

FEEDING OF WILDLIFE

Attention Members - Motion Effective January 1, 2016 Reference: Existing Board Resolutions #10-63: MOTION (1): Rescind Resolution #10-63 10-63 RESOLVED THAT the feeding of deer is prohibited in The Hideout effective January 1, 2011. The first violation will be a written warning; the second violation will be a failure to comply citation issued in the amount $125. Motion made by Joel Goldstein, seconded by John Barcarola and passed 6-0. Motion Made by Rich Straczynski, Seconded by Fred Sakacs Vote was taken results 7 Yes 0 No PASSED MOTION (2): RESOLVED- In support of our community’s wildlife management efforts and to reduce the need for future culls, that the feeding of any wildlife (with the exception of birds) within The Hideout is prohibited and is subject to an initial Citation and Fine in the amount of $1,000.00. Anyone who chooses to feed birds can do so only if they use a bird feeder(s) unit that is kept at a minimum height of eight (8) feet above ground level, if not they will also be subject to a Citation and a $1,000.00 fine. Motion Made by Rich Straczynski, Seconded by Fred Sakacs Vote was taken results 7 Yes 0 No PASSED NOTE 1): Any additional violation(s) will be subject to a hearing by the Disciplinary Committee to determine any additional penalties. NOTE 2): Revenues from initial fines and any additional penalties will be used to offset wildlife management expenses in the Environmental Department.

To stay safe walking, follow these rules of the road: 1. Walk Facing Traffic When Walking on the Side of the Road If there is no sidewalk and you must walk on the side of the road, choose the side where you are facing oncoming traffic. In North America, this is the left side of the road. This gives you the best chance to see traffic approaching closest to you and take evasive action when needed.

2. Walk Single File When Not Separated from the Road Unless you are on a sidewalk separated from the road or you are in a wide bike/ pedestrian lane, you should walk in single file. This is especially important on a road with lots of curves and where traffic has only a split second chance of seeing you before hitting you. While it can be enjoyable to walk down the road two to three abreast chatting merrily, drivers don’t expect it and you may lose your best walking buddies.

3. Stay Aware of Bikes and Runners Share the road and path with bikes and runners. Bike riders should alert you when approaching from behind with a bike bell or a “passing on the left/right.” Listen for them, and move to walk single file, allowing them to pass safely. Runners should also call out for passing. Bike-walker collisions can result in broken bones or head injury for either—and you aren’t wearing a helmet.

4. Be Visible Wear bright colors when walking. When walking at night, wear reflective clothing or a reflective vest to be visible. Drivers are often not expecting walkers to be out after dark, and you need to give them every chance to see you. Be just as cautious at dawn or twilight, as drivers still have limited visibility or may even have the setting or rising sun directly in their eyes.

5. Be Predictable Make a practice of staying on one side of the path while walking rather than weaving randomly from side to side. Watch your arm motions, or you may end up giving a black eye to a passing walker, runner, or biker.

6. Keep the Volume Down Don’t drown out your environment when listening to music with your earbuds or headphones. Keep the volume at a level where you can still hear bike bells and warnings from other walkers and runners.

7. Hang Up and Eyes Up Distracted walking due to chatting, texting, or playing games on a mobile device while you walk is as dangerous as doing those things while driving. You are distracted and not as aware of your environment. You are less likely to recognize traffic danger, tripping hazards, or passing joggers and bikers. Adopt habits that can keep your phone in your pocket, or at least make it a practice to stop in a safe place to complete your phone tasks before moving on.

8. Walk Dogs on Short Leashes It is terrifying and tragic to witness dogs running out in to traffic or getting into a fatal dog fight, whether on leash or off leash. But when walking your dog on a long leash there is also a danger that you will trip other walkers or bikers. You will keep your dog safer as well as those who pass by you if you use proper leash walking etiquette.

9. Know When to Stop Walking Heat sickness, dehydration, heart attack, or stroke can strike walkers of any age. Learn the symptoms of medical emergencies and carry a cell phone to dial 911. Even if you are a seasoned and well-trained walker, you may experience one of these problems and need to cut your walk short. Encourage your walking friends to stop when they show any concerning symptoms.

10. Be Aware of Stranger Danger Street safety is a concern for many walkers. Choose your walking route for paths frequented by other walkers, joggers, and bikers. If you see someone suspicious, be prepared to alter your course or go into a store or public building to avoid them. Acting alert and aware can convince bad guys you are not an easy target.


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Synopsis of Lake Township Minutes June 4, 2019

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he regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on June 4th, 2019. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Supervisors, Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin were all present. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on May 7th, 2019, carried 3-0. F. Birmelin moved to approve the treasury report for May 2019, carried 3-0. Public Comment: David Cummins noted a Thank you for pipe and road repair work in Ryan Hill. Subdivisions: None Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its May activity report showing 17 incidents. They held 4 trainings, 4 meetings and 3 work details. They noted still working on the Emergency signs for the Hideout. 2) Maplewood Fire Co provided its May Activity report showing 30 alarmed responses 24 of them medical calls, they held 4 trainings. Maplewood Fire Co will be holding their Firemen’s Picnic, Chicken Barbeque and Silent Auction July 20 starting at noon. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported that during the month of May the crew continued working on roads for paving by replacing pipes. Mowing and tree work done, fixed washout areas. Mowed lawns at both Township facilities. The Township made more grates for the chicken barbeques within the Township. One of the Township trucks had an issue with its box that was repaired. Cleaned building for Election Day, changed banners in town. Noted that Fred Birmelin and volunteers set up crosses for Memorial Day in the front yard area.

Old Business: 1) Seal Coat Project Bids opened. Received a bid from the following: Wayco Inc. $114,527.39 Pocono Spray Patching $ 87,856.98 S. Swingle moved to approve Pocono Spray Patching as low bidder, after review for compliance. Carried 3-0. New Business: 1) Lake Ariel Cottagers Fireworks Assoc. produced a financial statement for funds used annually for the Fireworks display in town. F. Birmelin moved to donate $800.00 to this year’s display, carried 3-0. 2) Miller Road paving, late today Hanson noted the will be on Miller Road Thursday and to expect Road Closures, paving is full width. Township will advise the Hideout so they could advise their residents. 3) Fire Company washing machine is in; Michael DiPierro has advised the Township that they are working on an area to install. 4) Spring Water report for water Quality on Lake Ariel has been completed and all testing areas are extremely good. Report copies provided to the Lake Ariel Cottagers as well as Roamingwood Sewer and Water. Additional Public Comment: Chester Grodack noted years ago those numbers were bad, F. Birmelin noted improvements for residents on the Lake requiring them to upgrade septics when altering homes have made a huge impact. S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary

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Hideout Committee Volunteers

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ommittees are an important part of our association operations. Committee members help keep our community vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save the association thousands of dollars each year. The association just wouldn’t be what it is without our active and effective committees. They deserve our sincerest thanks. However, to be successful, our association needs to cultivate fresh ideas and encourage additional resident involvement in our committees; so, we’d like your help on one of our committees. Committees give the Board a way to gather information, offer new ideas and opinions and provide a training ground for future Board members. All committees are advisory to the Board unless given specific decision-making authority by the Board or our Governing Documents. Each committee has a goal and mission statement to help it succeed as a community resource. Our association has three types of committees: • Board appointed committees, like our ECC, Discplinary, Budget and Nominating, are established by the Board for a specific purpose under the supervision of the Board. These are required by our Protective Covenants or By-Laws. They often have clearly defined power and authority. Appointments are made for a three year term; however, there are no term limits as to how many terms someone may serve. • Standing committees, such as Food and Beverage and Recreation, are ongoing and have members who have expertise with a specific area within our community. These committees generally make recommendations to the Board pertaining to the specific area. • Ad-hoc committees, such as Governing Documents, are established by the Board as needed for specific projects and tasks. When the task is complete, the committee is disbanded. So, if you’re thinking about running for the Board and want to learn a little more about the association’s operations or if you’re interested in helping improve your community, we would be thrilled to talk to you about committees and how you might be able to help. Applications are available at the POA or on our website, www. hideoutassoc.com. Feel free to contact any member of the Board or Community Manager, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 109, for more information.


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Hideout Building Permit is required for the installation/operation of any “nonportable” residential whole house/standby electrical generator. Small portable units are excluded. A separate permit is required if you need to install a propane tank to fuel the generator. ALL applications for permits are located on The Hideout website or you can get any permit application at the POA Office. IMPORTANT PORTABLE GENERATOR SAFETY TIPS: - Never operate a generator indoors - it can cause unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas which, if inhaled, can be fatal. - Do not install a generator right next to your home - carbon monoxide can collect in the eaves of your home. - Don’t refill the generator’s gas tank while the unit is running as this can cause a fire, leading to serious injury or death. - Be sure to remove all gas from the tank when storing your generator. HOW TO CHOOSE A GENERATOR - Identify the items you will need to run in the event of a power outage. Choose the generator that meets or exceeds the total wattage requirement.

- Assistance from a qualified electrician is also advisable. • 5,000 WATTS (41.7/20.8 AMPS) Powers Refrigerator 700 watts, AM/FM radio 50 watts, Color TV 450 watts, Eight 100-watt lights 800 watts, Microwave 1,000, Sump pump 1,000 watts, Water pump 1,000 watts

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Quick and easy Greek-inspired sandwiches

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ummer vacations from school will have children clamoring for tasty lunches to help them refuel for another round of backyard swimming or frolicking with neighborhood friends. The same foods served time and again can get boring pretty quickly. Offering up new options doesn’t have to be complicated, and parents may discover an array of foods and flavors that their kids will enjoy and ask for in the future. Such can be the case with Greekinspired gyros. The fillings can vary depending on the ingredients available in the house. For “Turkey Meatball Gyros” from the “Taste of Home: Healthy Cooking Cookbook” (RDA Enthusiast Brands) by the editors of Taste of Home, the meatballs can be made the night before or in big batches and frozen to be used as needed. The yogurt sauce in this recipe is reminiscent of

This is a good time to review definitions of property lines, setback, and easements as applied in the Hideout. When you hear that someone has a setback, you usually expect something not so good. It’s a completely different case when the term is applied to property boundaries. Setback Lines actually protect your property! Building set-back lines are usually intended to govern permanent structures like your house or garage. What is a Setback? A setback is a defined space in which no structures (as defined by Land Use Code) may be located, except where specifically allowed by the Code. Setbacks are required along front, rear, side property lines and additionally with some “easements.” How are Setbacks measured? In most cases, setbacks are measured from the property line. However, when measuring a front setback line abutting a public street the setback is measured from the center line of the right of way. Your property line is coincident with the edge of the right of way. Since the right of way can contain unimproved shoulders, you should not assume that your property line is at the edge of the curb or paved edge of the road. Typically, your property line is several feet from the road improvements. Unlike rights of way, utility access easements do not always coincide with

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traditional Greek tzatziki, which is fresh and flavorful.. Turkey Meatball Gyros Makes 4 servings 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 egg 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 pound lean ground turkey 3/4 cup (6 ounces) reduced-fat plain yogurt 1/2 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 11/2 teaspoons lemon juice 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves 2 cups shredded lettuce 1 cup chopped tomatoes In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, egg and seasonings. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 16 balls. Place meatballs on a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow baking pan. Bake uncovered at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, onions, and lemon juice. Line pitas with lettuce and tomatoes; add the meatballs and drizzle with the yogurt sauce.

Tropical tasting dessert an entertaining hit

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ineapple upside down cake is a familiar dessert classic on which people can put their own unique spins. With this recipe from “Vegan Cooking for Beginners” (Publications International) by PIL editors, vegan dessert guests can also enjoy the fare thanks to vegan-friendly ingredients. Pineapple Upside Down Cake Makes 10 servings Topping 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup vegan buttery spread 7 canned or fresh pineapple slices 7 maraschino cherries Cake 3 tablespoons boiling water 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup refrigerated coconut milk beverage 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

PROPERTY LINE INFORMATION

property lines. The easement may be located partly or entirely on your property. When a front yard setback is required from an easement located on a property, the setback is measured from the interior edge of the easement. Are Setbacks required from anything else? In most cases, buildings may not be built over utility easements (e.g., power, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and telecommunications) without written approval from the associated utility. We all have easements on our Hideout property lots. These easements are shown on your recorded plat Land Survey and title report. How large a Setback is required? That depends on where the property is located and whether the setback is along a front, rear, or side property line. For example, in the Hideout, the following Setbacks are required: Front - 25’; Rear - 25’; Sides - 10’. Also, within these setbacks there are “easement lines” (Front - 10 feet, Rear - 10 feet, and each Side - 5 feet). Please note that the 25 foot front area starts at your property line, not at the edge of the road. The property line to the road is POA property. Also, in Pennsylvania, only a state licensed surveyor may set the property corners. What is an Easement? An easement is defined as a right that one party has to use real estate that is owned by someone

else. The rights of the easement holder regarding usage of the property are specific and typically limited. Property ownership or possession is not impacted by an easement. The property owner gives up only defined rights on that portion of the property that is used for purposes of the easement. Common easements are those that are given to public utilities such gas or telephone companies to run lines under/over private property. Utility easements such as power, phone, water and sewer are examples of easements that benefit the Hideout. Such is the case with RS&W. As a general rule, the grantor of the easement can make any use of that property as long as it does not unduly interfere with the rights granted to the easement holder. Typically, the owner granting the easement cannot build/ place structures or obstructions within an easement area or otherwise hinder access to that area. A utility easement grants the utility company the right to use and access a specific area of a property. The area covered by the easement is usually clearly defined in the text of the easement, and the easement is attached to the property deed so that it will persist even when the property is transferred or sold. Utilities can request an easement for any number of reasons. A classic example of a utility

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 9-inch round baking pan. For topping, cook and stir brown sugar and buttery spread in medium skillet over medium heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Pour into prepared pan. Arrange pineapple slices in pan, placing cherries in centers of pineapples. Combine boiling water and flaxseed in small bowl. Let stand until cool. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Whisk granulated sugar, oil and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Whisk in flaxseed mixture. Stir in flour mixture just until moistened. Stir in coconut milk just until blended. Place baking soda in small cup; stir in vinegar. Gently stir vinegar into batter just until blended. Pour batter over pineapple. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Run thin knife around edge of pan to loosen cake. Invert onto serving plate. Cool completely. Note: The cake can also be baked in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet. Melt the buttery spread and brown sugar in the skillet, add the pineapple and cherries and pour the batter over the fruit. Check the cake for doneness at 40 minutes.

easement is an easement which allows the power company to run electrical lines along a property, and to install utility poles if the property is long enough that the lines cannot pass over the property without support. The utility has the right to utilize a strip of land for the lines, and to enter the land to access the lines for maintenance and repair, which can include tree trimming, replacing rotted utility poles, and relocation of any conduits, cables, wires, towers, and poles. What about these Property Easements? Every Hideout property has “easements” – legal rights that others have to use parts of a land owner’s property. Despite their prevalence, easements are often misunderstood and in some instances, people are not even aware that easements exist. As a property owner you can benefit from a basic understanding of easements. That understanding helps you avoid problems (permanent placement of landscaping, trees & shrubs, rock gardens, landscape lighting, fences, etc.) that can arise within the easement area. By keeping these areas free of plantings or other obstructions, you can enjoy what you have planted without worrying that it may be in jeopardy in the future.


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Do you want to SELL or RENT your Hideout Home? LOT to sell? ITEM to sell?

Put your ad on The Hideout’s website -

Home For SALE by Owner Home For RENT by Owner LOT For Sale by Owner For SALE

To advertise on these pages please call our Advertising Editor, Lisa Green at 570-630-3707 If you would like to announce your special event, e.g., graduation, wedding, please send picture and write-up to Lisa Green, Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or email: lgreen@thehideout.us

Are you a 2019 Graduate? We would love to showcase your achievements. Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College . . . We are proud of them all!

Please send information to: LISA GREEN at lgreen@thehideout.us To advertise in: The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, on The Hideout Website, or on our TV Channel 20, please call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or e-mail her at lgreen@thehideout.us

AREA WORSHIP SERVICES ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Mass Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Father Stephen Stavoy. (570) 698-5584.

ST JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 564 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin, PA 18427. Services of Holy Communion Sunday 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Reverend Ronald R. Miller, Ph.D. (570) 689-9260.

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 334 Saint Mary’s Church Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Mass Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. Father Stephen Stavoy. (570) 698-5584.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 815 Church Street, Hawley, PA 18428. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Pastor William Samford. (570) 226-4835.

SALEM COMMUNITY CHURCH, (United Methodist Congregation) 613 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin, PA 18428. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Reverend Dr. Jeff Rarich. (570) 689-6011. LAKE ARIEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 110 Maple Avenue, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Pastor Don Gillchrist. (570) 226-6713. LAKEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 431 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville, PA 18438. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Don Gillchrist. (570) 226-6713.

GRACE RIDGE CHURCH, 201 Tenth Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Sunday Service 11:30 a.m., and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at The Vineyard, 761 Terrace Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Reverend Michael Lyle. (570) 253-5451. CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 803 8 Route 435, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444. Sunday Service 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Communion on first Sunday of the month. Pastor Aaron Schappell. (570) 842-1454. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 1606 Route 507, Greentown, PA 18426. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Reverend Chè Weber. (570) 676-5861.

HAMLIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 613 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Kenneth Claflin. (570) 689-2630. NEWFOUNDLAND MORAVIAN CHURCH, 985 Main Street, Newfoundland, PA 18445. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Pastor Mark Newman. (570) 676-8201. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Every other Friday Service 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. (570) 253-2222. TEMPLE HESED, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA 18505. First Friday of the month Service 6 p.m., all other Fridays Service 8 p.m. Rabbi Daniel Swartz. (570) 344-7201. ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church Street, Hawley, PA 18428. Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Reverend Colleen Cox. (570) 226-2411.

CANAAN BIBLE CHAPEL, 30 Hemlock Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor Daniel Henwood. (570) 937-4848. Home of Canaan Christian Academy. MONASTERY OF ST. TIKHON OF ZADONSK, 175 Saint Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18472. Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. Midnight Office, Hours & Divine Liturgy and 4:30 p.m. Vespers and Matins. Satuday: 7:40 a.m. Hours & Divine Liturgy and 4 p.m. Vigil. Sunday: 9:10 a.m. Hours & Divine Liturgy and 3:50 p.m. 9th Hour, Vespins and Matins. Abbot Igumen Sergius. (570) 937-4067. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOLLISTERVILLE, 23 Pond Road, Moscow, PA 18444. Sunday Service 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor Jim Sheridan. (570) 689-3071.


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I LOVE THEM ALL I love the breeze and I love the trees I love what often makes me sneeze I love the warm air and what it brings The scent of flowers and so many things I love the way she combs her hair That silly look when she would stare I love the day until it turns night Then the night till the morning light I love the rainy days that come and go And all the sunny days when flowers grow I love when nature changes seasons I love them all for all these reasons.

Philip Joseph Licata Born – 6-12-29 Died – 5-15-19 Wife – Josephine Licata Children – Michael Licata & Lisa Rampelli Grand Children – 7 Great Grand Children – 4 ½ School – New Utrecth High School Services – St. Charles Cemetery, Long Island, New York

WOLRAD/2019 Wolrad is the pen name of Mark Darlow, a Hideout resident since 1984. Wolrad has been writing poems monthly for The Hideabout since 2014. He has a

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children’s book and song which can be heard and read at www.iwonderdoyou.

Since 1995, the Hideout Sportsman’s Association has strived to improve the knowledge and skill of its members and neighbors in matters related to the proper care and handling of firearms, the management of shooting ranges and to develop fellowship, sportsmanship and good citizenship among its members. To that end, the Hideout Sportsman’s Association will partner with a local stateof-the-art indoor shooting range to offer courses in basic beginners pistol shooting and safety classes. These courses and others will be offered through the Hideout Sportsmen’s Assoc. for a limited time. Interested individuals should contact Lyle at (570) 647-6270 for details.

Sit & Sew

We are starting a new group called “Sit & Sew.” If you quilt, knit, or sew, bring your own project and join us. We hope to exchange ideas, help each other, teach, and socialize. We will meet in the Quilters room on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Any questions call Joanne at (570) 698-8336.

com and a recently released poetry book, My Rhymes for Reasons that can be seen on Amazon.com. He welcomes comments and reviews on his website.

The Hideout Club Guide HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP (HASG) - meets the second Thursday of each month (except Dec.) at 1 p.m. in the Main Lodge. For info call John Hinton at (732) 841-6731, ljhmet@gmail.com. HIDEOUT COMPUTER CLUB - meets first & third Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. at the RSC. HIDEOUT SPORTSMEN Lyle Britton, Pres. Club meets first Monday of the month after the 1st Sunday, lower level of the POA at 7 p.m. THE GARDEN CLUB Meets at the Arboretum every Monday at 10 a.m. during the growing season. Everyone welcome. WOODWORKING GROUP - Visitors are always welcome. For information please call Ken Wenz (570) 698-6441.

THE WEIGH WE WERE Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. at the RSC. We are a small but caring group. We each choose our own program. We are supportive and encouraging. So join us? HIDEOUT QUILTERS Love in every stitch! Quilters meet every Wednesday 1 p.m. and every Friday 9:30 a.m. at the Quilters Center. Call (570) 698-4100, ext. 156. Stop in and visit us. HIDEOUT ADULT BOWLING LEAGUE comprised of residents, four man teams September 11 - April 23, 2019, Tuesdays 1PM & Awards Dinner at season’s end. All are welcome!! Reggie Hadley (570) 698-7429.


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Keep Recycling Successful - Single Stream Recycling

Acceptable Items: • Milk cartons • Aluminum Cans • Glass Bottles (green, clear, brown) • Tin & Bi-Metallic Containers: (including aerosol cans) • Aseptic Milk/Juice Cartons • Juice Boxes • Aluminum Foil (pie plates, etc.) • Plastic Containers - 01-7 • Frozen Food Cartons • Paper Egg Cartons • Newspaper • Magazines & Catalogs • Kraft Paper (brown grocery bags) • Chipboard/Box Board • White & Colored Ledger Paper • Notebook Paper • Construction Paper • Soft Covered Workbooks, • Telephone & Paperback Books • Junk Mail (incl. envelopes & coupons) • White Envelopes • Computer, Fax, & Copy Paper

Unacceptable Items: • • • • • • • • • •

NO Trash Please NO Diapers remember to NO Clothing rinse your containers NO Styrofoam BEFORE you NO Bags recycle them! NO Caps or Lids Thank you! NO Food NO Compost NO Yard Waste NO Greasy Pizza Boxes Recycling takes little effort on your part, for a big difference to our world!

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The HASG welcomed two new officers to their Executive Board. Ms. Nancy Kelly was installed as Treasurer, and Ms. Donna White was installed as Recording Secretary of the organization. Ms. Barbara Kelczewski has been elected 1st Vice President, she was formerly the Treasurer. Mr. Rick Hadley was reelected and will continue as 2nd Vice President. Mr. John Hinton was also reelected and will continue as President of the organization. Congratulations to the Executive Board of the HASG!

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HASG PICNIC The HASG is having an “All American Picnic” to be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 Noon to 4:00 P.M. at the OSC. The cost is $18.00 per person for HASG members, $23.00 a person for non-members, and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Burgers, Dogs, Sausage and Peppers, BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Macaroni Salad, Coffee, Water, and all the fixings, plus dessert is included. PLEASE DO NOT BRING GLASS BOTTLES OR GLASS CONTAINERS OF ANY KIND. THANK YOU!!

The Hideout Adult Social Group held its’ annual Inauguration Ball to celebrate the installation of its’ officers for the upcoming year. It was a festive affair as usual. That is, good friends, good food, and good entertainment.

HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP The HASG was formed in 1980 to provide an opportunity for Hideout members, including renters, age 40 and over, to meet with and socialize with other members of our community. If you enjoy meeting new friends, socializing with old friends and like to party, then the H.A.S.G. is for you. Typical events include dinner dances, picnics, luaus, a “social” golf league, local outings, travel and anything else you can think of that involves socializing, dining and just generally having a great time with wonderful friends new and old. The HASG meets the second Thursday of each month (except December) at 1:00 p.m. at the Lodge. Refreshments are always served. All interested Hideout members are welcome to attend our meetings. Let us know you’re coming and a member of our Welcoming Committee will greet you. For more information please contact John Hinton (732) 841-6731, ljhmet@gmail.com.


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Have a concern? Here’s who to call

Hideout Property Owners Association 640 The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-4100 Fax (570) 698-9457 www.hideoutassoc.com

POA Phone Extensions (570) 698-4100

PA115089

Amenities

Dial (570) plus number Art Center...........................698-4100, ext. 164 Food & Beverage............... 698-4100, ext. 153 Main Gate........................... 698-4100, ext. 140 Main Gate Direct Line........ 630-3738 Main Lodge......................... 698-4100, ext. 155 Main Pool........................... 698-7014 Mini Golf............................. 698-4086 North Beach....................... 698-7013 North Gate.......................... 698-4100, ext. 142 North Gate Direct Line....... 630-3737 North Pool.......................... 698-7011 Quilters............................... 698-4100, ext. 156 Ski Hill................................ 698-4100, ext. 170 Woodworkers..................... 698-6269

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(570) 676-5253 ROBERT

Departments

Dial (570) plus number Golf Maintenance...............698-6384 Maintenance....................... 698-4100, ext. 133 North Gate Emergency...... 698-6317 Recreation.......................... 698-4100, ext. 160 Fitness Center.................... 698-4100, ext. 165 Registration........................698-4100, ext. 300 Golf Pro Shop.....................698-4100, ext. 180 Public Safety Patrol Office..698-4100, ext. 145 Game Room.......................698-4100, ext. 244

Utilities RS&W..................................(570) 698-6162

Call serviced within 24 hours! Most same day!

570-906-0909

Other Helpful Numbers Emergency Dial “911” State Police.........................(570) 253-7126 Geisinger CMC.................... (570) 703-8000 Geisinger, Wilkes Barre...... (570) 348-1120 Regional Hospital of Scranton.(570) 348-7100 Moses Taylor, Scranton...... (570) 770-5000 Wayne Memorial, Honesdale......................... (570) 253-8100

Check out our website at: www.hideoutassoc.com for all committee information, meeting dates, and everything and anything happening in The Hideout.

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ENVIRONMENTAL REMINDERS

RECYCLING

Recycling is open Monday - Sunday 24/7 The Maintenance Department accepts Bulk Items Monday - Friday at the Maintenance Shop between 11:30 a.m. - 12 noon, Saturday morning by appointment only, (570) 698-4100, ext. 133. (fees apply) No electronics accepted, i.e., computers, televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc. Also not accepted are tires, paints, thinners, oils, etc.

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COMMINGLED RECYCLING Single stream (also known as “fully commingled” or “single-sort”) recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted by the depositor into separate commodities (newspaper, paperboard, Corrugated fiberboard, plastic, glass, etc.) and handled separately throughout the collection process. In single stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this fully commingled mixture of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility.

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TREES What To Do If A Tree Is About To Fall From One Lot To Another? Even though The Hideout has an easement between properties, this matter is strictly between the parties involved. This includes limbs, branches and trees. If you have this situation, notify the property owner whose property presents the hazard. The Hideout does not provide information relative to the Membership. You should call the Wayne County Tax Assessment Office at (570) 2535970 or the internet at taxassessment officewaynecountypennsylvania.com. You should also contact your insurance company. Another resource is the internet for the purpose of researching Pennsylvania Real Estate Law on the subject. Again, this is a civil matter between the parties involved and cannot be resolved by The Hideout. Note: In the event that the tree is on Hideout Common Property, the Environmental Manager should be notified so that the appropriate action can be taken to remove the hazard.

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PROPANE TANKS Safety Guidelines For Propane Tanks: Homeowners who decide to install a propane tank on their property need to be aware of the guidelines for such. A Propane Permit is needed. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has established a set of rules that govern

the requirements for the clearance around propane tanks in the NFPA 58 Liquified Petroleum Gas Code. Size of the clearance radius will depend on type of installation and the size of the tank. Vertical Tanks – The requirements for the clearance around vertical propane tanks under 125 gallons depends on the location of ignition sources, venting windows and doors. The tank itself may be placed against the house or building, but it has to be at least ten (10) feet from an ignition source such as a water heater and three (3) feet from a venting window or door. Horizontal Tanks – Horizontal tanks, also referred to as vessels, come in three main sizes: 330, 550 and 1,000 gallons. The size of the vessel normally depends on the propane requirements and the size of the structure using the fuel. The requirements for the clearance around the 330 and the 550 gallon propane tanks are at least ten (10) feet from the structure. Ten (10) feet from the property line and ten (10) feet from any ignition source. The 1,000 gallon propane tank requires at least twenty five (25) feet of clearance from the structure, the property line and any ignition sources. Also, be aware that according to our Protective Covenants and ECC Manual, every fuel storage tank on any lot shall be either buried below ground or screened to the satisfaction of the Committee within 90 days of its installation.

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2019 FEE SCHEDULE FOR PERMITS Non-FEE Permits and Siding: Painting – Staining (match to color chart) Re-Roofing Siding (vinyl, wood) FEE based Permits: Additions $ 100 Deck (Replacement) (New $ 75) $ 50 Dock / Bulkhead $ 60 Driveway (pave, repave) $ 50 Excavation / Demolition $ 40 Fuel Storage Tanks (Propane, Oil) $ 20 Garage – attached or detached $ 100 Gazebo $ 45 Generator $ 20 Landscape (major) $ 40 New Home $ 600 Parking Pad $ 45 Pet Enclosure or Electronic Fence $ 10 Porch / Sunroom $ 100 Hand Railing $ 40 Retaining Wall $ 30 Satellite Antenna $ 10 Shed $ 45 Tree Removal $ 20 * New Home Tree Removal Deposit $3,000 Refundable Please remember that if you apply for a permit, it is not automatically given. There is a process, which could take up to two (2) weeks. The ECC has to review the permit

application and then a permit is approved or denied. If you have been denied, The Hideout will send you a letter with the reason(s) why it was not approved. You can then make the corrections and it will be reviewed again at the next ECC meeting. Also, remember that nearly everything you do outside of your home requires a permit. Please call Francine Spinelli, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 102 if you have any questions. Thank you. Failing to pickup an approved permit within 20 days of its issuance will result in a $25 non-refundable administrative fee. Failing to return a signed & dated permit within 20 days of a projects completion will result in a $25 non-refundable fine.

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MEMBERS AND CONTRACTORS Among the items that the Environmental Control Committee will look for when going over your permit application is an “As Built” survey. There are several reasons for this: • To be sure of the placement of any structures on your property. • To be sure of setback lines. When turning in an application for any of the below permits, you must have an “as built” survey. • Garages (both detached and attached) • Decks • Driveways • Sheds • Additions • Dock/Bulkhead • Gazebo, Patio, Sunroom • Major Landscaping. This survey will be marked as “existing” not proposed. If you have any questions, please call Fran at (570) 698-4100, ext. 102. In some cases we might have a copy of the survey in our files. Please understand that this might not be an “as built” survey.

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HIDEOUT PET REGULATIONS As defined in the Consolidated Rules and Regulations. Paragraph #8, Page 7 states pets will not be allowed to enter any facility controlled or owned by the Association. (Exception Guide Dogs). Paragraph #9, Page 8 states pets must be licensed, inoculated, leashed and kept under the owners control at all times. Paragraph #20, Page 8 states it is the responsibility of the owner of the pet to clean up and remove animal excrement of their pet. Dogs are only allowed at the Dog Park and on the Walking Trail and must be registered with the POA. Please note, roads are not considered an amenity. All Pet complaints are processed via the Hideout North Gate Control Center. The owner may be subjected to fines and or sanctions depending on the violation. In addition, the Wayne County Dog Warden has jurisdiction and will respond to animal complaints and take the appropriate action as deemed necessary. Pet regulations are in place for the protection of residents and guests and the ultimate goal is to seek voluntary compliance on the part of the membership.

HIDEOUT DOG PARK REGISTRATION Bring proof of Rabies and Distemper Shots from your Veterinarian to the Registration Department at the POA. Vet forms must indicate that males are neutered. You will be asked to complete a Hideout Pet Registration Form. The Dog Park Registration section of the form is optional for members wishing to join the Dog Park. Registration will file copies of your documents, collect the $15 annual fee and issue a Dog Collar Tag authorizing membership and admission to the Dog Park. Your pets must be registered even if you are not applying for Dog Park membership-however, there is no fee unless you are joining the Dog Park. The Dog Park Tag must be affixed to your dog’s collar prior to entry to the Park. Note that a current amenity badge must also be carried in the Park at all times. Dog Park Regulations - You must pick up after your dog. Owners ignoring this rule will be asked to leave and be denied future entry. Mutt mitts for waste disposal pick-up are available. Used Mitts must be placed in Trash containers. Aggressive dogs are not allowed and must be removed immediately. Each car must display a current Hideout Membership/visitor sticker on their vehicle. Each dog must display a Collar Tag issued by the POA Registration Office indicating Veterinary Certification that each male dog is neutered and has a current immunization for: Rabies and Distemper. Female dogs in heat are not allowed in Park. Children under age of 12 may attend only under supervision of an adult and adult must be supervising the dog. Members may supervise no more than two dogs per adult. Hours of operation are posted. The Park is self policing and dog owners using Park enforce these rules. Small dogs are free to use the Small Dog Area & all areas of the Park. Large dogs must be kept out of the Small Dog Area.

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WILDLIFE ATTENTION MEMBERS

In support of our community’s wildlife management efforts and to reduce the need for future culls, that the feeding of any wildlife (with the exception of birds) within The Hideout is prohibited and is subject to an initial Citation and Fine in the amount of $1,000.00. Anyone who chooses to feed birds can do so only if they use a bird feeder(s) unit that is kept at a minimum height of eight (8) feet above ground level, if not they will also be subject to a Citation and a $1,000.00 fine. Motion Made by Rich Straczynski, Seconded by Fred Sakacs Vote was taken-results 7 Yes, 0 No-PASSED NOTE 1) Any additional violation(s) will be subject to a hearing by the Disciplinary Committee to determine any additional penalties. NOTE 2): Revenues from initial fines and any additional penalties will be used to offset wildlife management expenses in the Environmental Department.


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Important Information You Should Know THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE HIDEOUT IS

25 MPH In the designated Safety Zones fines are doubled. Please watch for our pedestrians. We have many children and adults that will be out riding bicycles and walking dogs. Please observe all signs and association rules for the safety of our members.

ATTENTION MEMBERS When your guests come to visit, please make sure that they know your lot number when registering at the gate. This will expedite entrance into the community.

HAVE GUESTS COMING TO THE HIDEOUT FOR A VISIT? You can register your guest online or using your mobile device including Apple, Android and Blackberry. To register please visit the Hideout website http://www.hideoutassoc.com and click on “On-line Guest Registration” to fill out the form. Once signed up, you will receive an email with directions.

LAKEVIEW AND WOODPOINT COURT A dangerous condition arises on busy weekends from vehicles parking on the side of the road on Lakeview and Woodpoint Court. Vehicles parked on the side of the road in this location impede traffic and could possibly block access to the area by emergency vehicles. Due to this condition the Board has passed a motion deeming Lakeview and Woodpoint Court “Emergency Access Roads.” No parking will be permitted on the side of the road in this area. The Public Safety Department will aggressively enforce this rule. Anyone who parks in this location will be subject to a $125.00 fine and a $250.00 fine for repeat offenses.

AMENITY BADGES All Hideout Members must have a current Amenity Badge on their person in order to use any of the Hideout’s Amenities. Guests must also show their guest badges at all times. There are no exceptions to this rule!!!

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP CARDS All members and their guests must have their Amenity Badges at all times throughout the community. In order to use our food & beverage licensed facilities, you must either be with a member or have the member purchase a social membership card for you. Social Membership cards are available at the Clubhouse.

HIDEOUT DIRECT NUMBERS 570-630-3700 Registration 570-630-3723 Maintenance 570-630-3728 Lodge Security 570-630-3729 Ski Hill 570-630-3730 Clubhouse Bar 570-630-3731 Clubhouse Hostess Station 570-630-3732 Main Lodge 570-630-3733 Recreation 570-630-3734 Nubia Malkin Art Center 570-630-3735 Fitness Center 570-630-3736 Golf Pro Shop 570-630-3737 North Gate Dispatcher 570-630-3738 Main Gate

HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS Dial area code (570) then the number POA Office 698-4100 POA Fax 698-9457 North Beach 698-7013 North Pool 698-7011 Recreation Fax 698-6580 Main Pool 698-7014 Mini Golf 698-4086 Woodworkers’ Shop 698-6269 Golf Maintenance 698-6384 EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317 HIDEOUT TV - CHANNEL 20 To reach the following, please dial (570) 698-4100 plus ext. number Maintenance 133 Main Gate 140 North Gate 142

Main Lodge Public Safety Office Clubhouse Bar Clubhouse Reservations Main Lodge Hideout Quilters Recreation Nubia Malkin Art Center Fitness Center Ski Hill Golf Pro Shop Game Room Registration

149 150 151 155 156 160 164 165 170 180 244 300

HIDEOUT WEBSITE www.hideoutassoc.com The Hideout’s website has a public side as well as a private side. To register for the private side, please go to the home page and click on the “Member Login” button and then hit Member Registration. Your member number will be on your Dues Statement.

HIDEOUT FACEBOOK Like us on Facebook - go to Facebook.com and enter “Hideout Property Owners Association” in the search bar.

BIRTHDAY CORNER Please contact Lisa Green at lgreen@thehideout.us to announce your child’s birthday in The Hideabout Newspaper. Submit by the fifteenth of the month for the next issue. Your picture will be returned upon request.

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB BUCKLE UP It’s the law! SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES!

ATTENTION VETERANS If you have a chronic illness or injury which occurred while you were in Military Service, you may be entitled to compensation. However, you must first file a claim with the Veteran’s Administration. For additional information, please contact Disabled Veteran Bob Addieg (570) 698-8337. No fee involved.

The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) is expanding our recently-formed Good Neighbors Club. We are pleased to coordinate the following Good Neighbors Club services to all members of the Hideout Community: 1. Many of us own wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment that we are not currently using. Others are in need of some of this equipment for a period of time. The HASG is compiling a list of such equipment. The intent is to have a central contact point where those in need can inquire about who may have the equipment they need and be willing to loan it to a fellow Hideout member. If you possess such equipment and are willing to help out by lending it to a Hideout neighbor, or if you are in need of same, please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. 2. A number of us have survived major illnesses: cancer, heart attacks, strokes, etc. If you are a survivor of a life-threatening illness and are willing to talk, one on one, with others currently going through a similar situation, or if you are fighting such a situation and would like an opportunity to talk to someone who has “been there done that” please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. Confidentiality will be observed. 3. Many of our neighbors live alone. If you are by yourself and would like a daily phone call from a fellow community member, or if you would like the opportunity to brighten someone’s day with a friendly “hello, how are you today?” then again please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair, at (570) 698-9840. The HASG believes in neighbors helping neighbors. Although the Good Neighbor Club is a function of the Hideout Adult Social Group we are pleased to offer these services to ALL Hideout residents.


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CLASSIFIEDS HOMES FOR RENT

LOTS FOR SALE

ELECTRICIAN

• Book your Vacation or Full Time Rentals with your Hideout Specialists, Re/Max Best. 570-698-7299/ 800-577-5005, www.hideoutbest.com, remaxbestinfo@yahoo.com

• 78 Parkwood in the Hideout All offers considered Call Pat 347-729-8228

• ROONEY ELEC­TRIC Licensed & Insured Contractor serving The Hideout for over 40 yrs. NJ Lic. # EI-04624 Scranton Lic. # 1057 PA002567 (570) 698-6690.

Editors note: look for their ad on our website at www.hideoutassoc.com

ATTORNEY • ATTORNEY Wills, Estates, Trusts, Probate, Closings, Divorce, DUI, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury. Alan Jones (570) 698-7505 House calls in the Hideout

• FREE LOT 1614 Ridgeview Dr. Beautiful location and views! Buildable. At one of the highest points in the Hideout. Call Mitch 973-632-4177 • Corner wooded lot for sale 1838 Lakeview Dr. East $995 or best offer. Please call 908-581-0190 or email aurora.deana-roga@comcast.net Owner anxious to sell. All offers considered

FOR SALE • Moving Sale! Formal dining room, kitchenette table/4 chairs, poker/pool combo table Call 570-698-8430

WATERPROOFING & MOLD REMEDIATION • Do you have water coming into your basement or crawlspace? Are you tired of that damp, musty odor all the time? Does anyone suffer from allergies, but only when they’re at this home? Well don’t suffer these problems anymore, call the experts around the corner! INTEGRA-CLEAN & DRY 570-676-8862 WE CAN HELP! • Kelcean Mold Removal LLC. 570-503-7350 Do not wait too long if you have a water or mold problem in your house!!! Call us and we will be there for you and your family in your time of need, we will work with your insurance company. Don’t pay franchise prices!

LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS -AMERICAN LEGION POST 807 MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of month, 7:00 p.m. Hamlin Sr Center. Seeking members and old friends. -KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #7403 MEETING - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church Hall. -DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS WAYNE COUNTY CHAPTER #114 MEETINGS - 2nd Wednesday of month, 7:00 p.m. Cordaro’s Rest. Honesdale. John Miracle (570) 698-6816. -THRIFT SHOPPE - open 2nd & 4th Saturday of month at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hamlin, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free Clothing Day 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m. -ST. THOMAS MORE/ST. MARY’S FOOD PANTRY - open 2nd & 4th Wed. of every month. 9:30-11:00 a.m. -HAMLIN FIRE & RESCUE BINGO - Every Sun & Wed at Bingo Hall (behind Hamlin Fire & Rescue

on the hill). Doors open 5:00 p.m. Games start 6:00 p.m. -THE ROTARY CLUB OF HAMLIN/ Lake Ariel meets Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. at RPlace, Rte 590 in Hamlin. Public is welcome to attend. -CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP monthly meeting held every 2nd Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center. Group meeting is informal and informational. Volunteer facilitators are experienced and understanding. Participants share experiences, ideas, situations, solutions, and frustrations which help you and others who attend. For more information please call (570) 253-4262. -2019 Summer Events: Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company 9/8 - Breakfast Buffet-8 a.m.-1 p.m. Facebook: Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company Official Site

To advertise in: The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, on The Hideout Website, or on our TV Channel 20, please call Lisa Green at 570-630-3707 or e-mail her at lgreen@thehideout.us

Obituary Guidelines To submit an obituary (Hideout members only) please follow the guidelines below (350 words or less). To include a photo, please email lgreen@thehideout.us or deliver/mail to the Hideout POA, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. • The person’s full and complete name, date of birth as well as date of death • Names of husband or wife and names of children, number of grandchildren

• Add where he or she went to school and graduated from • Services/Mass/Cemetery information.


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Professional Grooming & Boarding

Graduate of Merryfield Academy of Animal Technicians

Ask for Lisa or John

(570) 226-6178

(Yes, Mozart is still our Mascot!) Referrals available

Tunlar Agency LLC INSURANCE - Ann E. Cosgrove, Agent/Owner

HOME, AUTO, RENTAL HOME, BOAT, MOTORCYCLE, BUSINESS, LIFE

(570) 390-7622 www.tunlar.com • 156 RT 507 Hawley PA SERVICES AVAILABLE - Tree Trimming - Tree Removal - Emergency Storm Work TREE SERVICE - Firewood Delivery 570-689-7516 - Lot Clearing - Stump Grinding PA088027 Back Under Original Ownership!

Please let our Advertisers know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER! Want your commitee event listed in the Hideabout Newspaper and the Bi-weekly Hideabout Extra? Just call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or e-mail her at lgreen@thehideout.us Free Simple Will Service for Retirees Attorney Chris Farrell has offered to volunteer his time to retired Hideout Residents for free Simple Will Service. Please contact Jill Metschulat to schedule an appointment at (570) 698-4100, ext. 109.

AUGUST 2019 • 71 New & Lightly Used Home Decor ~ Antiques ~ Gifts ~ Jewelry Women’s Accessories & Clothes Upscale Consigned Clothes for Women & much more!

All tucked inside a beautiful 2700 sq. ft. Victorian Home on Route 191 in Hamlin - HUGE STORE WIDE SALES

Shop our relaxing atmostphere and get inspired by our beautifully decorated rooms! Mon., Thurs., Fri. 10-4 Sat. 10-5, SHOP LOCAL! WE HAVE FURNITURE!

ilovepastimpressions.com

Sun. 11-5 • 595 Easton Turnpike Hamlin, 500 feet north of Hamlin Corners • 570-689-4123

- Recycling of Yard Materials -

Top Soil, Driveway Stone, Mason Sand, & more! Pennsylvania Round Stone • White Sand

Blooming Grove Sand & Gravel, Inc.

Catterson Road, Hamlin, PA Hours: 8-4pm Mon-Fri - Most Sat. 8-12pm

PHONE: 570-689-5505

LAMBERTON SHEDS LLC 570-470-7886 • 570-352-5789 RT. 590 HAMLIN • ACROSS FROM ORCHARD PLAZA

www.lambertonsheds.com

SHEDS • GARAGES PLAYHOUSES • GAZEBOS DOGHOUSES & MORE!!

Now carrying OUTDOOR FURNITURE & PLAYSETS!

Free Estimates Fully Insured

Serving The Area For

(570) 689-2539

47 Years!

DRIVEWAYS • PARKING LOTS • RESURFACING SEALCOATING • CONCRETE WORK • DEMOLITION 1675 Mt. Cobb Rd. Jefferson Township, PA 18436 PA HIC #PA046260

Joe Vonderhey (570) 470-4748

Traveling to far away lands . . . take The Hideabout Newspaper with you!!

570-226-5670 570-226-5672 www.newwavenrec.com

1446 Hamlin Hwy, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Send your picture to lgreen@thehideout.us or mail to Lisa Green, Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Enjoy all of the AMENITIES that The Hideout has to offer!


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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY

A to Z Maintenance Page 12 Adams Cable Service Page 18 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 26 Allatto’s Painting Page 57 Allied Services Page 19 All County Tax Resolution Page 14 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 43 Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas Page 56 Aurel’s TV & Appliances Page 32 Blooming Grove Sand & Gravel Page 71 Big Dog Daddys Fest Page 25&63 Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 19 BTM Flooring Page 30 Business For Sale Page 19 Caboodle Barn Page 18 Canine Connection Page 71 Carey Construction Page 46 Carman Electrical Svc., Inc. Page 22 CBS Construction, LLC. Page 66 Century 21 - Hamlin Office Page 57 CM’s Construction, Inc. Page 22 Colors Unite Painting Page 66 Costa’s Family Fun Park Page 31 Cove Haven Resort Page 31 Cover All Painting Co. Page 42 Curt Putman’s Tree Service Page 71 Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery Care Page 57 Driftwood Cove Marina Page 71 Duffy Plumbing Page 23 Family First Vision Center Page 57 Five Star Construction Page 17 Forbes Pest Control Page 66 Friends of Lily Inaugural Fundraiser Page 25&58 Freedom Boat Club Page 14 From Top to Bottom Page 42 Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 66 Heller’s Gas Page 42

Ideal Home Improvement Page 30 Integra Clean & Dry Page 15 Jake’s Carpet Page 18 James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Page 55 Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Page 66 John T. Bolles General Contracting Page 56 John’s Italian Restaurant Page 46 JT’s Painting & Contracting Page 16 Kay’s Italian Restaurant Page 22 KELCLEAN Page 31 Koberlein Septic Page 43 Lake Region ProWash Page 4 Lamberton Sheds Page 71 Lighthouse Harbor Marina Page 14 Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc. Page 66 M and D Plumbing Page 16 Maiocco Excavating, Inc. Page 23 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 34 New Wave in Recreation Page 71 Past Impressions Page 71 Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA Page 15 Pocono Construction Management Page 32 Precision Tree Co. Page 66 Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services Page 66 RE/MAX BEST Page 2 RIF’s Place Page 14 Scotty’s Services Inc. Page 46 Seaman’s Marine Page 34 Shingle Me Page 16 Simplify Clean, Organize, De-Clutter Page 13 St. Mary’s Villa Page 42 Stroud Oral & Facial Surgery Page 31 Superior Plus Propane Page 23 The Roof Brothers, Inc. Page 30 Tunlar Agency LLC Page 71 Vonderhey Blacktop Page 71 Wayne Memorial Hospital Page 43

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The Hideabout August 2019  

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