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640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

The Hideout Realty Group Opening February 15

1st Section

President and General Manager's Message Candidates Needed Public Safety and Public Works Corner Environmental Corner Chairman's Message Registration Corner Food & Beverage Events  Employment Opportunities   Committee Minutes  

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Table of Contents 2nd Section

Recreation Section Nubia Malkin Art Center Ski Hill News Kids' Corner Hideout Discount Card Advertisers Western Wayne School District Minutes Salem and Lake Township Minutes Golf News RS&W News

25 - 35   32 & 33   34 37 38 40 41 42 46 & 47

3rd Section

Financials Community Happenings Area Worship Services Classifieds Advertisers' Directory

49 - 52 56 57 58 60

2018 Final Budget Newsletter Insert

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As we embrace these winter months, I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the winter activities at our Ski Hill. The Ski Hill has been in operation since Christmas weekend with Mother Nature being cooperative in providing us with a good ski season thus far.

On Saturday, January 13 the Board of Directors voted 7-0 to conduct a deer cull this year. The Wildlife & Forestry Committee presented to the Board of Directors a recommendation to cull 85 deer not to exceed $22,000.00 of the budgeted $30,000.00 under Environmental Control. Also, the committee recommended the Board vote on maintaining 40 to 50 deer per square mile within the community, whereas the Pennsylvania Game Commission recommends 10 deer per square mile. The committee felt that number was too low but wanted to maintain a number that allows the forest to regenerate as well as allow residents to still observe wildlife. The decision for the CMR to the Board was based on the recent deer survey conducted by the USDA which revealed 112 deer per square mile, this is up from 61 last year and 55 from the prior year. The Community voted in 2016 to approve a Deer Management Program which includes a deer cull. The Board is following the USDA recommendation, membership vote, and the committee recommendation.

President’s Message

In January, the Board approved capital projects based on the budget and reserve study. Public Safety will be purchasing and equipping a new patrol vehicle and our Public Works Department will address issues with the kiddie pool and is purchasing a backhoe. All capital projects are underway and have been reviewed by the Board. I would like to remind you of a few items that need your attention. First, if you are interested, candidates for the Board of Directors should submit a letter of candidacy no later than April 15. There are three openings this year, therefore, we need at least two more candidates that are necessary to fill the vacancies (5). If interested they may mail or email their letter to the POA office. Secondly, our newly revived Governing Documents Committee has been working diligently to update our antiquated bylaws. There is a proposed bylaw amendment for Article XIV from the Governing Documents Committee which has been mailed out with the dues last week for a membership vote. It is imperative the membership get involved in the voting process for bylaw amendments as this affects the future of the community. This will be an ongoing process to try and update the bylaws accordingly. When voting please review the current bylaw and the new proposed change, then cast a “for” or “against” the proposed change, place it into the ballot envelope and return it in the yellow envelope with the dues payment and/or you may drop it off at the ballot box located at the POA building. The deadline for return is March 31, same as dues payments. Thank you so much to the Governing Documents Committee for their hard work to revive our bylaws! I hope everyone enjoys the winter months, and we will see everyone at our next meeting on March 24, 2018! Kellyn Nolan

Meet your 2018 Nominating Committee

General Manager’s Message

The Hideout is getting ready to start our new endeavor with The Hideout Realty Group. We are slated to open on February 15, 2018, at noon beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the main gate. The main gate location was chosen so we could capture people who pull in and inquire about touring our community. As I have said, the decision was based on giving residents, guests, and/or future homeowners another avenue to list and buy homes, as well as help promote The Hideout and all the wonderful amenities we have to offer. In your 2018 annual dues assessments, you will find a ballot for a proposed bylaw change. This is very important for the community, so please take the time to fill out the ballot. Remember to place it in the ballot envelope provided, fill out the back of the envelope with your membership verification and return it in the yellow dues payment envelope or at the POA office in the ballot box placed in the main lobby. In the month of February, we have Presidents' Day weekend which is a busy winter weekend full of activities for the membership to enjoy. The Food and Beverage and Recreation TEAMS have many events planned for the week, and I encourage everyone to get involved and enjoy the winter activities they have to offer. In closing, I again want to thank all of the TEAM for a good 2017 season, and I look forward to the rest of 2018. As always, please feel free to reach out to my office with any concerns so that I will have a chance to address them with you. Joe Acla

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We are in need of candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors. Personal letters of candidacy along with a brief biographical statement are due by April 15, 2018. If you are interested in running for the 2018 Board of Directors seat, please submit letters to Brooke Craven, Executive Assistant at the POA Administration Building or by email at Meet your 2018 Nominating Committee pictured above: l –r: Donna Hackett, Robert “Buster” Miller, and Richard Maxwell.

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Environmental Corner Well, we are now past the mid-way point of the winter season and the days are once again getting longer. Get out and enjoy our Ski Hill and other wonderful amenities and mountain vistas within our community.

Deer Management Based on recent and ongoing deer population data and trends, along with recommendations from wildlife and forestry experts, the Board of Directors voted in favor of conducting a limited deer cull this year in ongoing efforts to improve the health of our forest, particularly our understory, as well as to improve habitat for rabbits, birds, and the overall health of our deer herd. Since 2015, the community facilitated several educational events and open forum discussions for our membership with the PA Game Commission and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Pamphlets related to wildlife management were provided at the Public Safety complex and POA office for our membership, along with numerous articles posted in our Hideabout newspaper. In 2016, the community voted in favor of establishing a deer management program, including, at times, the culling of deer. Available data suggests that deer populations should be managed at around 4-7 deer per square Km or around 10 deer per square mile (Gill, 2000). After thorough review of historic and current deer population trends, as well as review of research data and input from community members, the Wildlife and Forestry Committee recommended managing deer population levels in the community at between 40 and 50 deer per square mile. At this population level, the overall health and diversity of our forest community can still be improved and, at the same time, facilitate optimal deer population for visual enjoyment. The current report from USDA indicates deer population estimates to be at around 112 deer per square mile. High grazing pressure by deer reduces/suppresses natural regeneration that reduces native seedling density (Gill, 2000). In Pennsylvania, studies have shown almost 45 percent of forested areas surveyed indicated no new, woody growth with around 75% of the plots revealing less than desirable woody plant regeneration (Deer denigrate Pennsylvania forests, 2007). State natural resource officials note that conditions of no new woody growth in PA forest is due to deer overgrazing (Deer denigrate Pennsylvania forests, 2007). An overpopulation of deer can have direct influence on the presence, absence and abundance of both plants and wildlife (Curtis & Sullivan, 2001). Over-browsing of tree seedlings creates open almost park-like forested stands with very little understory spaces (Curtis & Sullivan, 2001). In turn, diversity of woody and herbaceous is minimized and often replaced by more invasive plants, such as ferns, grass and other plants not preferred by deer (Curtis & Sullivan, 2001). References: 1. Deer denigrate Pennsylvania forest, (2007). Retrieved from news/2007-04-deer-denigrate-pennsylvania-forests.html 2. Curtis, P. & Sullivan, K. (2001). Wildlife management fact sheet series: Whitetailed deer. Retrieved 3. Gill, R. (2000). The impact of deer on woodland biodiversity. Retrieved from$file/fcin36.pdf Environmental Control Committee Matters (ECC) With the new building season approaching, please contact our office as early on your building/addition planning process so we may assist you more efficiently and effectively. Building and related permit request have increased quite significantly the past two years. This past year was especially busy to say the least. Just a reminder to please maintain your culvert pipes to ensure that they are not blocked. Also, please refrain from depositing snow material on our roadways while plowing out your driveways. Your cooperation is appreciated. Grant Program Update As noted in last month’s article, we were pleasantly surprised to receive notification around the Christmas holiday by the State that not one but both grant applications submitted were approved for our community. This grant approval notification from the State is a good indicator that we have successfully indicated to State officials that we are capable of both receiving and implementing in a timely manner our grant programing requirements. We will certainly have our challenges implementing our two new grants simultaneously, along with other work duties; however, nonetheless we would like to have similar challenges implementing grants in the future.

The Hideout POA, Project Website

The Hideout has a website for the POA to solicit bids/ quotes from Contractors/Vendors primarily for Capital Projects to be completed in 2017. All contractors must have $1 million dollar Liability insurance on file with the POA with the POA listed as the additional insured and be current on Pennsylvania Home Improvement Act registration.

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Public Safety Corner The following are the Public Safety Statistics for 2017: 244 Traffic Citations, 139 Non-Traffic Citations, 34 Violation Warning Notices, 56 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 0 Thefts, 0 Burglaries, 1 Criminal Mischief, 807 Investigations, 98 Alarm Responses, 455 Aided Cases, 40 Domestic Disputes, and 15 Fire Calls. 305,232 vehicles entered the Community via the Main Gate, 488,814 vehicles entered the Community via the North Gate, and 123,952 vehicles entered the community via the Stock Farm Gate for a yearly total of 917,638 vehicle accesses. Fines levied were $43,775.00, fines collected were $33,411.00, and $9,950.00 fines were applied to account. There were 76,210 guests that entered the Community and 51,033 telephone calls were received by the Department. Public Safety logged 137,898 miles, responded to 29,079 calls for service and prepared 1,472 Incident Reports. There were 2,107 hours of overtime. Issued Traffic Citation Enforcement at the end of the year was down slightly compared to 2016. We issued 244 Traffic Citations in 2017 compared to 261 Traffic Citations in 2016, which is a decrease of 6.5.0% from last year. Issued Non-Traffic Citation Enforcement was up slightly compared to 2016. There were 139 NonTraffic Citations issued in 2017 compared to 123 Non-Traffic Citations issued in 2016. This is an increase of 13.0% from last year. The Public Safety Department responded to 455 Aided Cases in 2017 compared to 353 cases in 2016. This represents a 28.9% increase in aided responses for the year. Aided responses are comprised

primarily of sick at home responses and minor injuries at our amenities.

The Public Safety Department responded to 98 reports of activated alarms in 2017 compared to 111 reports in 2016. This represents a decrease of 11.7% compared to last year. The alarm responses were comprised of accidental trips and did not account for any security breaches. There were 2,107.50 overtime hours incurred in 2017. The total overtime hours incurred in 2016 was 1940.75. This represents an increase of 8.6% for the year. The overtime hours are primarily incurred when there is a Special Event or the need to cover shifts with Full-Time Officers when Reserve Officers were not available. At year's end for 2017, once again we had a total of 0 Burglaries reported for the year which was the same in 2016. Also at year's end, we had a total of 0 Thefts reported which was the same in 2016. I do not believe there is any other community public or private that could boast such an accomplishment. I would like to acknowledge and compliment the entire Public Safety Department for their hard work, diligence to duty and service to the membership in keeping the Hideout one of the best communities to live in.


Public Works Corner

Although we may feel like the end of winter is eons away, spring is on the horizon. Unfortunately, there are a few weeks until the cold and snow are finished for the season. With that being said, the opportunity for deep freeze and heavy snow still looms. Members should still consider personal and home winter preparations. Probably the biggest issue that people in the North face is freezing pipes. It’s always good to prepare ahead of time to prevent a disaster. Pipes can burst from expanding frozen water to create a homeowner nightmare. The key is to prevent the freeze from occurring in the first place. Insulate exposed pipes in basements and cover up potential drafts wherever they may be. The inside of the house may be difficult to keep warm during the winter. To assist with keeping the heat in, make sure to remove or cover window AC’s. Utilize plastic window insulation kits, fill gaps on outside walls with caulk or foam seal, and cover drafts under doors. Make sure chimneys are cleaned regularly before use. National Weather Service extreme cold safety tips: • Minimize travel. • Stay indoors during the worst part of the extreme cold. • Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel. • Check tire pressure, antifreeze levels, heater/defroster, etc. • Learn how to shut off water valves for potential pipe bursts. • Check on the elderly. • Bring pets inside. • Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing, and a hat. • Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves. • Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold. • Try to stay dry and out of the wind.


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Chairman's Message

Registration Corner

As we jump into February in anticipation of wintery fun, revalidation has begun. As you plan to visit us to update for the 2018 year, please remember to come prepared.

The new year has started with a fairly full work agenda for the Hideout Board. Last year a new Mission Statement was created and approved for The Hideout. Another important item that has received much review and discussion is the formation of an ethical standard for senior management. Below is the result of those sessions.

By now, we have all received our Hideout Annual Statement. We strongly urge you to take advantage of receiving your updated stickers via mail (Certified Letter mailed to your post office for signature). Although the fee for this mail service is $7, it will alleviate your time waiting in our revalidation lines.

Motion #17-59: RESOLVED TO adopt the CAI Code of Ethics for POA Board Members. (Motion made by R. Straczynski and seconded by J. Restaino and passed 7 – 0.) CAI Model Code of Ethics for Community Association Board Members The following Model Code of Ethics for Community Association Board Members is not meant to address every potential ethical dilemma; it is offered as a basic framework that can be modified and adopted by any common-interest community. The Association of Property Owners of The Hideout has adopted this model. Board members should: • Strive at all times to serve the best interests of the association as a whole, regardless of their personal interests. • Use sound judgment to make the best possible business decisions for the association, taking into consideration all available information, circumstances, and resources. • Act within the boundaries of their authority as defined by law and the governing documents of the association. • Provide opportunities for residents to comment on decisions facing the association. • Perform their duties without bias for or against any individual or group of owners or non-owner residents. • Disclose personal or professional relationships with any company or individual who has or is seeking to have a business relationship with the association. • Conduct open, fair and well-publicized elections. • Always speak with one voice, supporting all duly adopted board decisions—even if the board member was in the minority regarding actions that may not have obtained unanimous consent. Board members should not: • Reveal confidential information provided by contractors or share information with those bidding for association contracts, unless specifically authorized by the board. • Make unauthorized promises to a contractor or bidder. • Advocate or support any action or activity that violates a law or regulatory requirement. • Use their positions or decision-making authority for personal gain or to seek advantage over another owner or non-owner resident. • Spend unauthorized association funds for their own personal use or benefit. • Accept any gifts—directly or indirectly—from owners, residents, contractors or suppliers. • Misrepresent known facts in any issue involving association business. • Divulge personal information about any association owner, resident or employee that was obtained in the performance of board duties. • Make personal attacks on colleagues, staff or residents. continued in next column





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Your membership information form is new this year. ALL MEMBERS MUST complete this new form in order to receive your updated stickers. Whether you will be visiting us in person or requesting your stickers be mailed, we will require the membership information form be completed; along with copies of college student school ID’s, vehicle registrations, and pet information. This information may be e-mailed to, faxed (570) 698-9457, or dropped off in person. Payments may be made online at, click on payment and in the description section please indicate your name, lot number, and a list of what you are paying for. ALL REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE We will be asking for your Hideout identification, Member information sheet, permanent guest and social membership forms, vehicle registrations, dog park renewal form; along with vet paperwork indicating expiration dates for rabies and distemper. All dogs must be licensed with your home state or Pennsylvania. Please be sure to include your dog’s license number. ALL DOGS MUST BE REGISTERED. There is no fee to register your dog; if you wish to use the dog park, the fee is $15 per dog. The month of February finds us enjoying Valentine’s Day; as well as a long Presidents' Day Weekend. Come to the Hideout this month to “kick off” our 2018 Season of Recreational fun!!!!

Chairman's Message continued • •

Harass, threaten or attempt through any means to control or instill fear in any board member, owner, resident, employee or contractor. Reveal to any owner, resident or other third party the discussions, decisions and comments made at any meeting of the board properly closed or held in executive session.

The unanimous 7 – 0 vote to adopt is a positive indicator of how this Board plans to conduct all Hideout business. The Board of Directors will continue to build a transparent architecture for management performance and deliver decisive contributions that will ensure continued growth for The Hideout community. In turn, you can contribute to this growth by becoming involved in the Hideout. Join a committee, read the monthly Hideabout, search the POA website or attend Board meetings. The more you know, the better the Hideout becomes!


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Food and Beverage News and Upcoming Events Super Bowl Sunday at the Clubhouse

February 4 Limited Menu from 6:00 p.m. until Game ends. $2 Bud Light Draft Special All Day Build Your Own Flatbread Pizza 8.95 Red sauce, mozzarella cheese, and choice of two toppings: crispy chicken, bacon, sausage, onion, mushrooms, or tomatoes

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Pulled Pork Sandwich 8.95 Slow roasted pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce, and topped with cheddar cheese on a toasted Kaiser roll. Double Bacon Burger 8.95 6oz burger grilled to your desired temperature and topped with bacon and American cheese. Buffalo Chicken Hoagie 7.95 Crispy chicken, bleu cheese crumbles, buffalo sauce, lettuce and tomato on a toasted hoagie roll. Pretzel Bites 5.95 Chewy bites served with cheese sauce and mustard. Loaded Tots 7.95 Potato tots topped with cheese sauce, bacon, and spring onion. Potato Skins 5.95 Potato skins stuffed with cheddar cheese and bacon. Quesadilla Cheddar jack blend cheese. Add Chicken add 2.00 Make it buffalo add 2.50

Clubhouse Valentine’s Day Private Dining Event

Starting NEPTA award winners… Veronica Deisler and Artie Wehrhahn

February 10, 2018 Dinner 6 PM Show 7:15 PM $29 per person for Dinner/Show Hideout Main Lodge 570-698-4100 EXT 150 Early reservations recommended

Main Lodge Events (570) 630-3700, ext. 151


Couples Charcuterie -$12.95 Prosciutto, Chorizo, sharp cheddar cheese, swiss, olives, pickled red onions, and crackers.

Valentine's Brunch at the Main Lodge

Clams Casino -$7.95 Four littleneck clams stuffed with breadcrumbs, and topped with crispy bacon.

Sun., February 18

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM $17.95 for Adults $8.95 for Kids


Omelet Station Eggs Benedict Applewood Smoked Bacon Sausage Links Smoked Salmon Smoked Sausage and Grits Casserole Charleston Shrimp in Bacon Gravy Buttermilk Biscuits Carved Ham Potatoes Corned Beef Hash Pancakes French Toast Potato Pancakes Danish Bagels and Assorted Breads Muffins Blueberry Coffee Cake Assorted Cereals Assorted Fruit

Italian Wedding -$4.95 A cup of rich Italian wedding soup with spinach, homemade meatballs and orzo.


Lovers Strip Steak-$22.95 16oz NY Strip Steak grilled to desired temperature topped with caramelized onions, and truffle butter. Served with twice baked potato and broccoli. Stuffed Pork Loin-$15.95 Pork loin stuffed with spinach and asiago cheese and topped with a pork jus lie. Served with twice baked potato and broccoli. Chicken Parmesan-$16.95 A classic favorite. Fresh chicken breast breaded and fried until golden then topped with marinara and served over penne pasta. Lemon Dill Salmon -$20.95 8oz fresh salmon filet seared with a crispy skin topped with a lemon dill sauce. Served with twice baked potato and broccoli. Lobster Tail-$22.95 A 4oz cracked cold water lobster tail topped with butter and spices then baked. Served with twice baked potato and broccoli.


Strawberry Shortcake -$3.95 Fresh strawberries, pound cake, and whipped cream layered in a parfait. Cheesecake-$3.50 A traditional cheesecake slice topped with raspberry sauce and chocolate shavings. Red Velvet Cake-$4.50 A warm slice of red velvet cake that is topped with cream cheese icing.

Reservations Required Please call (570) 698-4100, ext. 150.

Fri., February 2 - DJ Billy 9:00 p.m.- Midnight Sat., February 3 - Jimmy Brown 7:00-11:00 p.m. Sun., February 4 - Super Bowl Party 6:00 p.m.until Game is over Fri., February 9 - Trivia with DJ MacGyver 8:00 p.m.-Midnight Wed., February 14 - Clubhouse is Open 5:00-8:00 p.m. Private Dining Event. Limited Menu. Reservations Required Fri., February 16 - Flatland Ruckus 8:00 p.m.-Midnight Fri., February 23 - Tom Riccobono 8:00 p.m.-Midnight Sat., February 24 - DJ Nicole 9:00 p.m.- Midnight

**Annual Clubhouse Shutdown from February 27- Reopening March 9**

February 14, 2018 5:00-8:00 p.m. Shrimp Cocktail-$7.95 Five shrimp poached and chilled, served with cocktail sauce.

Clubhouse Events

SKI HAUS REGULAR HOURS Friday 5:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Hours

The Clubhouse Will Be Closed for For yearly Yearly Closed Maintenance and maintenance and Cleaning from cleaning from

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We Will Re-open March 9th at 4pm. will reopen March

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2018 Hideout Discount Card for February Buy one get one 1/2 off appetizer at the Clubhouse

Reservations Recommended Please Call (570)698-4100 Ext 150


Sat., February 10 - Love Letters 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:15 p.m. Show Sat., February 17 - Night at the Races 6:00 p.m. Sun., February 18 - Valentine’s Brunch 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Family Bingo 6:00 p.m. Featuring Bingo Bites



Kitchen Hours 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Weekend Specials, Pasta Night 4:00-8:00 p.m. Happy Hour 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Kitchen Hours 4:00-9:00 p.m. $10 Dinner Specials. Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 p.m.


Kitchen Hours 4:00-9:00 p.m. Indoor Shuffleboard League. Taco and International Night. Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 p.m.


Kitchen Hours 4:00-10:00 p.m. Weekend Specials. Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Kitchen Hours 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Weekend Specials. Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 p.m.



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10th Hole Pub Menu

Starters and Sides

Calamari Flour Dusted, with fried banana peppers, served with marinara 9.95 Shrimp Skewers Choice of Sauce: Buffalo, Teriyaki, Bourbon, Lemon Garlic, or Cajun 6.95 Nachos House-made Chili, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion 9.95 Grande Nachos A heaping pile of chips topped with all the above toppings 15.95


Reuben Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Grilled Rye, Russian Dressing 8.95 Foot Long Cheesesteak American Cheese, Sautéed Onions, Mushrooms, and Peppers 9.95 Chicken Parmesan Hoagie Breaded Chicken, Marinara Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese 8.95

Mozzarella Sticks Served with Marinara Sauce 5.95

Turkey Club Turkey. Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise 8.95

Pretzel Bites Soft Chewy Pretzel Bites served with cheese sauce and mustard 5.95

Grilled Cheese American Cheese, Choice of Bread 4.95 Add Tomato .50 I Add Bacon .99

Loaded Tots Potato tots topped with cheddar cheese sauce, Bacon and spring onion served with Sriracha ketchup. 7.95 Fried Pickles Served with Green Goddess Dressing 6.95 Pierogis Sautéed or Fried topped with sautéed onions, Served with Sour Cream 5.95 Quesadilla Cheddar Jack Blend Cheese 6.95

Add Chicken 2.00

Potato Skins Cheddar Cheese and Bacon 5.95


Hot, Mild, Garlic Parm, Teriyaki, BBQ, Honey Mustard, Honey Garlic Add Bleu Cheese or Celery .50 Boneless ½ lb – 6.95 Boneless Full Pound 9.95 Bone-In Order of 10 9.95

Soup and Salad Soup of the Day Cup 3.5 I Bowl 4.95

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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 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 repeated 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.


This Hideout group is for part timers and full timers. Some members are snow birds and some are not, and some are men and some are women. But, the one thing everyone has in common, is that they want to make new friends and have fun. The group meets for dinner every Monday at 5:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse. It is more of a meet-up group where people can exchange e-mail addresses, phone numbers, plan dinners, card games or trips. Some may decide to share a table or two at a dinner or dance being held at the Main Lodge because they may not feel comfortable going alone. So, if you would like to meet, join them for dinner on Monday night.


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 Katie Lane (570) 698-5499,


We are a social group for members of all ages. We gather on a monthly basis, or more often if required by you, to talk about issues that are important to all of us in the Hideout. Let your voice be heard and join us. We will welcome your input. Contact:

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

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HIDEOUT WEBSITE 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 and enter “Hideout Property Owners Association” in the search bar.

BIRTHDAY CORNER Please Contact Debbie McGowan at to announce your child’s birthday in The Hideabout by the fifteenth of the previous month. Your picture will be returned upon request.

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB 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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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.


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.


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 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 Land & Environmental Planning Manager should be notified so that the appropriate action can be taken to remove the hazard.


PROPANE TANKS Safety Guidelines For Propane Tanks: Homeowners who decide to install a propane tank on their property need to be aware of the new 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 Liquefied 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.


APPROVED 2016-2017 FEE SCHEDULE FOR PERMITS Non-FEE Permits: 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 $ 100 Garage – detached $ 100 Gazebo $ 45 Generator $ 20 Landscape (major) $ 40 New Home $ 600 Parking Pad $ 45 Pet Enclosure or Electronic Fence $ 10 Porch / Sunroom $ 100 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 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 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. Please pick up your permits at the POA Office. When your project is complete, sign and return your permit to the POA.


MEMBERS AND CONTRACTORS Among the items that the Environmental Control Committee will look for when going over your 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.


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 Dog Park Committee 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.



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 Land and Environmental Planning Department.

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Hideout Committee Volunteers Committees 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.

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Board appointed committees, like our ECC, Safety, Budget and Governing Documents, are established by the Board for a specific purpose under the supervision of the Board. Some 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 can serve.

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Our association has three types of committees:

Standing committees, such as Clubhouse/Lodge 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 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 operations first, or if you’re interested in helping improve your community or just want to get out and meet neighbors, we would be thrilled to talk to you about our committees and how you might be able to help. Applications are available at the POA office and feel free to contact any member of the Board or the General Manager for more information.

THE BUDGET COMMITTEE is looking for new members with business and financial experience. If interested, please fill out an application at the POA. THE COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE is looking for new members. If interested, please fill out an application at the POA. We meet once a month, from June until October. THE ECC COMMITTEE is looking for new members. If interested, please fill out an application at the POA.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES Congratulations to our Employees Your contributions to the Hideout are greatly appreciated. We hope that you will remain with us for many years to come.

Happy Anniversary and Many Thanks! Name Susan D’Orazio Michele Verrastro Scott Patterson Debbie Henneforth Donna Kiely Sandy Sheppard Vionette Bourne Jamie David

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The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: • Watch your weight. Find time to be active. Aim for at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Invite fitness buddies on an afternoon stroll, or try an exercise class. • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Smoking cigarettes and using other tobacco products affects nearly every organ in your body, including your heart. Quitting can be tough, but it can be easier when you feel supported. . • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. Know your numbers. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are major risk factors for heart disease. Ask your health care team to check your blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels regularly and help you take steps to control your levels. • Get active and eat healthy. Make healthy eating a habit. Small changes in your eating habits can make a big difference. Try making healthier versions of your favorite recipes. How? Look for ways to lower sodium and trans fat, and add more fruits and vegetables.


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Parks and Recreation Committee Draft Meeting Minutes - 12/21/17

Meeting called to order at 1:05 by Chairperson John Bobcik. Pledge of Allegiance. Attendees: Committee members John Bobcik-Chairperson, Ken Wenz, Carol Miller Grimm, Sue Dougherty, Ron Tortoriello, Rick Yocum, Marra Butler-Recreation Manager, Joe Carolan-Ass’t Recreation Manager. Excused-Kristen Victory. Guest: Bob Addieg from the Woodworkers Club. Minutes of the 11/16/17 meeting were adopted with the corrected spelling of Joe Carolan. Discussion: • The Committee reviewed the wording when the term “woodworkers” is used. The Woodworking Shop is an amenity of the Hideout for which an amenity fee is charged. All adult members of the Hideout can use this amenity provided they attend the training and safety class. The Woodworking Club is a group of “woodworkers” who meet regularly, have social functions and donate their time and expertise to the Hideout and local community. They make items such as toys to donate to local churches during the holidays and signs, picnic tables and benches for the Hideout community. • The addition of kayak races during the summer season was discussed. • Various uses for the three vacant rooms upstairs in the Rec Center are continually being talked about. • The Woodworkers Club, during the winter, will be building agility ramps for use in the small dog park at the Hideout Dog Park in Laurel Park. The Woodworkers will also build four picnic tables for the Hideout community’s use at Brooks Lake. • The committee has decided to make formal CMRs to the Hideout Board of Directors. At our January and February meetings, we will finalize the recommendations regarding the placement of two permanent dedicated pickleball courts. A fee added to those Harvesters Garden lots that are not cleaned at the end of the growing season, and rule updates for the Campgrounds. The next Committee meeting is Thursday, January 18 at 1pm. The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 pm. Respectfully submitted, Rick Yocum

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Call to Order at 9:05AM. Pledge of Allegiance Present: Paul Spiese, Larry Lieberher, Lou Delli Santi, Board Liaison, John Gigliotti, LEP Manager and Francine Spinelli, LEP Administrative Assistant. Excused: Andy Vuolo Motion to approve the meeting minutes of November 22, 2017 by: Paul Spiese Seconded by: Larry Lieberher. All in favor Permits issued by ECC Secretary since the November 22 meeting: Lot/Street Type Owner Repeat Contractor Yes No 558 Lakeview Driveway-Revisit Compton Approved Grassie & Sons 730 Woodridge Propane Randis Approved Locklin’s 1736 Lakeview Generator Ross Approved Jason DeLorenzo 1890 Windemere Home Addition All Trades Constr. Approved All Trades Constr /J. Teeple 2026 Roamingwood Parking Pad Dischley Approved TBA 2102 Glenwood Propane Replacement Barnett Approved Locklin’s 3275 Northgate Porch Corma Approved CBS Construction 4035 So. Fairway Propane Morley Approved Heller 4042 So. Fairway Propane Diaz Approved Heller

Chair: Iggy Rivera. Staff: Fran Spinelli, Administrative Assistant, Land & Env. Planning. Board Liaison: Barry Neiss. Present: Judy Restaino, Rick Nolte, Kent Fairfield and Arnie Milidantri. Absent/ Excused: Tim Jeffers, Steve Flapan, Jim McLoone, Karen Greenfeld, Charlie Durkin, Jeff Silverman, Larry Garlasco, Bob Kravetz, Bob Reimers and John Gigliotti, LEP Manager. Guest: Richard Tumidajski. Meeting was called to order at 9:06AM. Pledge of Allegiance. First order of business is minutes of September 23, 2017. MOTION: To accept the minutes of September 23, 2017, Seconded by: Discussion: No comments from the Committee. Kent Fairfield seconded the motion to appoint Iggy Rivera as Chairman. Motion passes with noted revision. Next meeting will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Iggy handed out the presentation from the Chairperson luncheon and noted that the meeting went exceptionally well and clear there is tremendous support from the other Committees and Board of Directors and appreciate all that the Lakes Committee has done and wanted to convey their appreciation for all the work the Lake Committee does. Iggy will send the presentation to all Committee members. Iggy will also look into putting the presentation on-line. Brooks Lake Dredging Project - John would be giving report, but has provided information. He was very happy and the project went well, materials still there, they are drying out and depending on the weather would be hauled out at an appropriate time. All reports received note the project went very well. Rick Nolte advised it was impressive to watch the dredger, the bag is 214 by 40 feet and goes 5-7 feet high. Roamingwood Dam-Valve Installation - Been postponed due to DEP putting pressure on Lake Ariel for dam repairs so they have to release water from their dam. We are going to wait until Lake Ariel completes their drawdown then proceed towards installing our valve. Arnie advised the lake was lowered approximately 5 feet and then explained the work that was done to the valve and the need for the new side gate valve. Following on the Agenda are a couple of

Environmental Control Committee Draft Minutes of Meeting - 12/8/17

Review/Discussion: Lot 1317 - Reviewed house and landscaping plans. Permits were approved pending additional site visits during each stage of the building process. Lot 293 - Garage Variance: Property owner requesting Committee goes to property for review. Lot 1884 - Review of plans for new deck, Township requested Variance - Committee reviewed and is requesting adjustments to the design standards. Motion to adjourn: Larry Lieberher. Seconded by: Paul Spiese. All in favor Meeting adjourned at: 10:00AM.


Woodworkers Business Meeting Minutes - 1/9/18 Pledge of Allegiance. Meeting called to order by Bob Addieg, he asked if there were any new members present? There were none. John Gaspari read minutes of the November meeting. A motion was made and seconded to accept minutes as read. Ray Lubanski read the Treasurer’s Report. A motion was made and seconded to accept the report as read. Correspondence: Received a thank you note from Father Steve Stavoy, pastor of St. Thomas More church “Hi! Just a quick note to thank you for the awesome wooden trains and trinket boxes, you recently donated to our Christmas Giving Tree. You will make some kids happy!” Sickness and Distress: Joe Stack’s son passed, arrangement details are posted on the bulletin board. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society or the FDNY Burn Center. Committee Reports: Ken Wenz reported there were six prospected new members that participated in the recent safety training session. Bill Wagner delivered the toys we collected to the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau. Bob Addieg reported that, the POA and Recreation requested a committee from the woodworkers and to prepare a list of suggested disciplinary guidelines and rules violations that occur in the shop. A committee was formed consisting of Bob Addieg, Andy Vuolo and Ken Wenz. They prepared the list on behalf of the woodworkers and submitted it. Recreation and the POA will review the list of suggested guidelines presented. Anyone wishing additional information regarding this should contact Marra Butler at Recreation. We will report any violation as outlined in our suggested list of guidelines to the POA and Recreation; and it will be their responsibility to designate appropriate disciplinary action. The POA will amend the Woodworkers amenity agreement; to include the 30-day Personal

Projects Guidelines. A general discussion followed regarding the new access swipe code system to be instated in the shop; and our inability to gain access to the video from the security cameras in the shop when an incident happens. Bob Addieg also commented that moving forward, we will submit our meeting minutes to Debbie McGowan, to be included in the Hideabout. House and Building: The Drum Sander is not working and parts are not available to repair it; since it is not used very often it was decided to scrap it. The small plainer was moved to make more room in the shop. The following shop tools were purchased: a new router stand, nail gun, cordless drill, saber saw: in addition to new phones for the kitchen and paint room. Parts for the scroll saw are in, and Bob Fezza will repair the saw as soon as possible. It was decided to keep the small black chop saw which is used to cut scrap wood, even though it is not used much. Due to the condition of the Flex Hose for the air tools, it was they should be replace. New Projects: An exercise course is being built for the Dog Park. Potential new projects include four picnic tables and coffee tables for the lounge on the second floor of the recreation building. Social: John Gaspari reported that the Christmas Luncheon at Bongo’s, was enjoyed by all that attended. A general discussion followed regarding our annual Craft Fair on Memorial Day weekend. It was decided to table the discussion until our February meeting. New Business: There was a general discussion regarding the recent passing of Betty Covey, and her continuous support of the woodworkers and all their functions. It was decided to prepare a plaque in her honor. There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was made and seconded. Meeting Adjourned.

Lakes Committee Meeting Minutes 10/28/17

items that have been completed: • Biological/Chemical Treatments have been completed. • The truxor operations have been completed for the season. • Water Quality Report - should receive the final report in December. This report will include some of the data in the presentation and will add in for next year. • Aeration units will be shut down for the season by early November. Arnie noted maintenance required on the compressor, one of the things asked for is procedures for shutting down to ensure as per manufacturer’s specifications and done correctly. Tim and Charlie was asking if we have that reference material and the process. Iggy will follow up with John Gigliotti. • Working through the 2018 Budget process. Four Bay - Board has approved and is in the budget but awaiting for final approval. Also working on the grants for this project and awaiting grant approval. Comments by Committee Members and Guest(s): Richard Tumidajski - launching boat ramp, piece of blacktop sticking straight up, will advise John to look at this. Question on why we lower the lake each year. Arnie advised for two reasons, one is to deter erosion and to clean up the shoreline and for safety issues, also to keep bulkhead damage down. Looking possibly to lower the lake further to identify rock hazards. Iggy advised in Deerfield Lake, in spring there are docks floating in the middle of the lake and get beat up quite a bit because of the ice. Arnie advised that any one that lives on the lake is supposed to put their lot number on their docks so they are easily identified. Kent Fairfield - talked about mapping for rock hazards. Iggy will check with John. We can’t remove rocks without a permit but will do that aspect of it when we do the dredging/rock hazard project at Roamingwood. That is when we will do the rock removal. Barry Neiss - looking for a secretary to do the minutes to replace Fran. There are only two in the Department and are very busy with permitting, etc. Asked for anyone to step up or nominate from the Committee. Motion to adjourn, Rick Nolte. Seconded: Kent Fairfield. Motion accepted Meeting ended at 9:46AM





Hideout POA Board Of Directors Schedule Of Meetings - 2018 Draft

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Parks and Recreation Committee Draft Meeting Minutes 1/18/18

Meeting called to order at 1:10 by Chairperson John Bobcik Pledge of Allegiance Attendees: Committee members, John Bobcik-Chairperson, Ron Tortoriello, Carol Miller Grimm, Rick Yocum. Marra Butler-Recreation Manager, Joe Carolan-Ass’t Rec Manager. Excused: Kristen Victory, Sue Dougherty, Ken Wenz. Guest: Bob Addieg from the Woodworkers Club. Minutes of the 12/21/17 meeting were approved. Discussion: • Marra Butler updated the committee on the status of the repairs at the RSC building. • Bob Addieg reported that the Woodworkers have finished making the agility ramps for the small dog park. • The committee agreed to send two new suggested regulations, for the campgrounds, to the Board of Directors for discussion and possible approval. • The topic of dedicated and permanent pickle ball courts again took up most the committee’s time. While the committee fully supports the idea, it was decided to wait until they get a better idea of the costs for the different options and locations being considered. • The committee previously agreed that the 20 year old mini-golf needs to be redone. There now are a couple of options currently being considered. The next Committee Meeting is Thursday February 15 at 1pm. Respectfully submitted, Rick Yocum

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Good News

is a section in the Hideabout where members have an avenue to report good news, show their appreciation, or praise our wonderful community. Good News should be sent to: Debbie McGowan, Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or email

HIDEOUT WEBSITE We have added an important new feature-a members only portal with access to: online bill pay, online statements, an interactive website design, online forms for registration and permits, online roster of members,* regular postings of new developments, event calendar, enrollment for enhanced email blast. The website will be updated regularly with current topics in the member online community, special announcements, and other vital news. We encourage you to check the website on a regular basis. *The member roster states your name, and then you decide what you would like to share. In order to access the members only area, all members will need to re-register by following steps 1-4 below.

Registration and Login Process Go to your login page by clicking on the login button located in the top menu. If this is your first time logging in, you must activate your account by registering for the website. 1. Member Registration-To register your account, click on the ‘Member Registration’ link and complete the fields within the registration form. 2. Validation-Enter your Member Number, First name and Last name exactly as they appear on your last paper statement (Note: your First name is typically in our system as your given name). The system will then validate whether the information entered is correct. If the information entered does not exactly match that which is present in your club’s files, you will be unable to register. If you continue experiencing issues, please contact the club for assistance. 3. Setup Username and Password-You will then be taken to a page to set your username, password and email address (for website communication). The system will suggest a username (but this can be changed). It will ask you to enter and confirm a password of choice. In the event the password is forgotten, please enter in an email address to which a ‘Reset Password’ link can be sent. Once all fields are filled out, click on ‘Create User’ to complete the registration process. 4. Email Confirmation - Upon successful registration, an email message will be sent to the email address entered during the registration process.

Did you know? While Super Bowl LI, which was played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on February 5, 2017, featured a thrilling come-from-behind victory by the New England Patriots over the Atlanta Falcons, the very first Super Bowl, played on January 15, 1967, provided no such intrigue. A 35-10 victory by the Green Bay Packers over the Kansas City Chiefs, the AFL-NFL World Championship Game (the game would only retroactively be known as “Super Bowl I”) was played at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The game was tightly played in the first half, with Green Bay holding a 14-10 lead at halftime. But the Packers, coached by legendary head coach Vince Lombardi, pulled away in the third quarter, scoring two touchdowns, while ultimately holding the Chiefs scoreless in the second half. The game was played in front of slightly less than 62,000 people (roughly 33,000 seats went unsold), and estimates suggest as many as 75 million American viewers watched the game on television. Nielsen reported that more than 111 million Americans watched Super Bowl LI in 2017, and estimates suggest roughly 50 million more people watched the game across the globe. Television ads might not have garnered the attention or generated as much talk around the office water cooler in 1967 as they do today, and they also did not cost nearly as much, either. The cost of a 30-second commercial during the first Super Bowl in 1967 cost advertisers $42,000, while such an ad cost advertisers just over $5 million in 2017.

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On April 28, 2017, The Hideout was presented with an award from our Workers’ Compensation carrier, TheZenith for: “Achieving Excellence in Workplace Safety, No Lost Time Injuries Reported for Policy Period January 1, 2016-2017.” Management would like to thank all associates for their dedicated diligence, teamwork, and focus on safety necessary to achieve this outstanding goal. Congratulations everyone, keep up the good work! Pictured left to right: Julie McCormack, Univest Insurance, Inc.; Todd Foxx, Zenith Insurance; Tina Fairfax, HR Manager; Robert Brinsfield, Facilities Manager; and Joe Acla, General Manager

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President and General Manager's Message 3 4 RS&W Master Plan Update Public Safety and Public Works Corner 5 5 Environmental Corner I love the Hideout Photo Contest 6 Food & Beverage Events 7&8  Board of Director Meeting Minutes 16 & 17  Committee Minutes   20 & 21  Good News 21

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Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Ind. Crts (Wkly Mon - Fri.) After School Open Gym 3:30-5 p.m. (Wkly Mon, Wed & Thurs) Tone & Condition w/Ellie 9-9:45 a.m. temporarily at the Nubia Malkin Art Center until RSC Aerobic Rm is available. (Wkly M, W, F) Walking for Wellness 4-5 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (Wkly M, W, F) Open Play Pickleball 1-4 p.m. RSC Indoor Courts (Wkly Tues., Fri.) Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC (Wkly) Winter Games at the Mountain - Ski Hill 2-3 p.m. (Wkly) Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC (Wkly) Cross Country Ski Club 10 a.m at the RSC Recreation Office, weather permitting (Wkly) Crafters 1 p.m. at Quilters Room (Wkly) Mohegan Sun Bus Trip – Leaves Art Center 10 a.m., departs Mohegan 4:30 p.m. Sports Night, Youth ages 5-7 years old 5:-6 p.m.; Pre-teen/ Sports Night, ages 8-12 years old 6-7 p.m., Teen ages 13 and up 7-8:30 p.m. (Wkly) Valentine’s Day Teen and Adult Ping-Pong Tournament 3 p.m. at the RSC Ind. Crts Night at the Races 6 p.m. at the Main Lodge ISC open 12-9:00 p.m. Family Open Gym, 2:00-3:30pm at the RSC Indoor Courts President’s Day Federal holiday Children’s Bingo 7pm at the Nubia Malkin Art Center Family Open Gym 2-3:30pm, at the RSC Indoor Courts Family Bingo 7pm at the Nubia Malkin Art Center Winter Carnival at Ski Hill Adult Mixed Doubles Tennis Mixer 7-9 p.m at RSC Ind. Crts

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Recreation Activities - February & March 2018 Contact Recreation (570) 630-3733

Walking Walking for Wellness - Walk at the RSC Indoor Courts 8:00-9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday - Free. Afternoon Walking Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Tennis Professional Instructor - A Professional Tennis Instructor is available offering private lessons and clinics on Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 12:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Please call the Recreation Office for more information. Weekend Clinics - Saturday Clinics are Beginner / Advanced Beginner 1:00-2:00 p.m. (alternate levels on week to week basis) \ Advanced Intermediate-Men only 2:00-3:00 p.m. Advanced 3:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday Clinics - Advanced Intermediate -Women Only - 10:00-11:00 a.m. Juniors : Beginner, Adv. Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced (alternate levels on week to week basis) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m, Intermediate I & II 1:00-2:00 p.m. Mixed Doubles Mixer - Saturday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. Round Robin. $10.00 per person. Light Refreshments. Athletics Toning & Conditioning - Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room. Total body conditioning and stretching using bands and weights. All levels welcome. Contact the Fitness Center for more information. (570) 630-3735. (Classes are currently being held at the Nubia Malkin Art Center until further notice.) Pool / Billiards League - Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Mondays from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Recreation Gameroom. Pickleball Open Play - Tuesdays & Fridays from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the RSC Indoor Courts (court fees apply). Contact Recreation for more information. Indoor Shuffleboard League - $10.00 per person, limited to 10 teams, “Second Session” begins March 14, 8 weeks. Call Recreation to register. After School Open Gym - Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays, 3:15-5:00 p.m. Free. Students of the Hideout, Practice basketball, soccer or other activities in the Indoor Court. Sports Night Wednesdays - Youth Ages 5-7 years old 5:00-6:00 p.m.; Preteen, ages 8-12 years old 6:00-7:00 p.m., Organized activities - Basketball, soccer, dodgeball, and wall ball. Open for Teen ages 13 and up 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Weekly) No black sole sneakers, white or non-marking only. Must have valid amenity badge. Members Free / Guests - $1.00. Cross Country Ski Club - Meet to ski together at RSC Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Weather permitting, and 6” snow base on the Golf course pathway. Winter Games at the Mountain - Ski Hill Saturdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Ice Rink, Test your skills, challenges for everyone. Bus Trips Mohegan Sun Day Bus Trip, Wednesday, February 7 & March 7. The cost is $20 per person which includes $25 Free Play Card and $5 Food Coupon. You must bring your Government Issued Photo ID! The Bus leaves from the Nubia Malkin Art Center Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. and departs from Mohegan Sun at 4:30 p.m. Register at Recreation. Recreation Activities Mommy & Me - A new program will be resuming Thursday, March 1, 2018. Thursdays, 10:00-11:15 a.m. at the RSC Multi-purpose Room. Classes will include story time, craft, snack, fun play time and socializing. Daddy & Grands welcome. $5.00 per member family, and $7.00 per guest family. ClubRec Pub Crawl - Saturday, March 3, More details to follow. Night at the Races - Saturday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. and March 31 at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge. Cash Bar & Main Lodge Food menu available during the races. Advance table reservations available by calling the Main Lodge at (570) 698-4100, x155. Bring your member badge and guests with badges. Adults Only!! Contact Recreation for questions. No outside food or alcohol allowed. Teen & Adult Ping Pong Tournament - Saturday, February 17, 3:00 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. $5.00 per person. Indoor Sports Complex - Book Open Courts for Sunday Evening - Extended hours from 12:00-9:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18. Tennis per hour $25.00 for Members and $30.00 for Guests. Basketball per hour, half court, $12.50 for Members and $15.00 for guests. Family Bingo at the Main Lodge - Sunday, February 18, 6:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge. Family Open Gym - Monday, February 19, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. Must have sneakers, no boots allowed on the tennis courts. Bring valid amenity badge, free. Children’s Bingo - Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Nubia Malkin Art Center.

$1.00 per card. Prizes awarded. Valid Amenity badge required. Family Bingo - Thursday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Nubia Malkin Art Center. Cost $1.00 per card. Valid Amenity badge required. Family Open Gym - Thursday, February 22, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. Must have sneakers, no boots allowed on the tennis courts. Bring valid amenity badge, free. Winter Carnival at the Ski Hill on Saturday, February 24. Children’s Easter Egg Hunt - at the RSC on Saturday, March 24, 1:00 p.m. Cosponsored by RE/MAX Best. Register at Recreation. Adult Egg Hunt - at the OSC on March 24, 5:00 p.m. You’re never too old!! Register at Recreation. The Fitness Center Sunday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday 7:00-7:00 p.m. Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The RSC Arcade/Game Room Monday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Tuesday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m. Recreation Office - (570) 630-3733 Open Monday- Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Like / Follow us on Social Media for daily updates! • Facebook – Hideout Property Owners Association • Twitter - @hideoutrec • Instagram - @hideoutrecreation 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



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Boat Storage Facilities at the Hideout NON-POWER BOAT STORAGE - All members with boats stored in our nonpower storage areas must pay for their storage area by the deadline of April 30. This can be done in person at the Recreation Department, by mail or over the phone with a credit card. If payment is received by April 15, the Recreation Department will put your storage sticker on your boat for your convenience; otherwise you can pick up your sticker at the RSC. If payment is not received by the deadline your boat will be subject to removal and your space given to the next person on the wait list. See fee schedule for non-power boat storage fee. Anyone interested in storing a boat at one of the areas must check at the Recreation Office for availability and will be put on the wait list. Storage areas are located at Deerfield Park, Brooks Lake, Getaway Park, and Holiday Park.

DRY DOCK STORAGE AT LAUREL PARK - Storage is available for your boat, personal watercraft and trailer in a gated lot with cameras, for your security located at Laurel Park. See fee schedule for pricing. Upon registering for Dry Dock Storage please have a copy of your state registration, insurance, and trailer registration. Please call Recreation at (570) 630-3733 for more information.

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TENNIS in The Hideout

Clinics 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. The clinics are for Adults only, with the exception on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. The Juniors Sunday Clinic at 11:00 has several levels of play that will alternate on a weekly basis. 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. Clinic Times Adult Beginner / Adv. Beginner Saturday (alternating levels) 1:00-2:00 p.m. Men’s Adv. Intermediate Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m. Adult Advanced Saturday 3:00-4:00 p.m. Women’s Adv. Intermediate Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m. Juniors (Children ages 8-17) Sunday (alternating levels) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Intermediate I & II Sunday 1:00-2:00 p.m.


Tennis in the Hideout

There are several ways to sign up and book tennis time and the Recreation Staff is here to help and make it very easy. All members of the Hideout can call up to one day in advance and book a single court any day of the week. There are morning, afternoon, and evening hours to fit your schedule. Hope to see you at the courts!

Private Lessons Reservations for weekend private lessons can be made through the Recreation Office. Private lessons may be made one (1) week in advance. Weekday lessons must be made directly with the Tennis Professional. Private Lessons are one (1) hour and are $40.00 Members and $45.00 Guests and paid directly to the Tennis Pro. Indoor Court fees for lessons are to be paid at the Recreation Office. Guests are permitted to take lessons only if space is available. Anyone reserving a private lesson and not attending will be charged the full rate if the reservation is not cancelled one day in advance. Fall Private Lesson Availabilities are Saturday Private Lessons: 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sunday Private Lessons: 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Indoor Tennis Reservations Reservations can be made one day in advance only. One (1) court hour may be reserved per lot, per day. The prices for summer court hours are $25.00 per hour for Members and $30.00 per hour for Guests. A guest may not make a court reservation. Payment must be made at the time of reservation.

Sour Name, Sweet Game: Pickleball That’s a funny name… what is pickleball anyway? Pickleball is a court sport best described as a cross between tennis and ping-pong, and it first came to 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 are provided by Recreation for those who do not have their own equipment. Stop by on either of those days to get some exercise and learn one of the fastest growing sports in America.



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RSC Indoor Court Schedule –February 2018 Sundays Mondays



Thursdays Fridays


8am-9:45am Court Available for Tennis, Paddleball or Basketball 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. 10am-4pm Tennis Clinics and Private Lessons

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-12pm Tennis Court Res. 1-4pm Pickleball Open Play 5:00-7:00 p.m. Contract Tennis

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. League 1pm-3-pm Basketball 4pm-5pm Walking ForWellness 5pm-8:30pm Sports Night

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-12pm Tennis Court Res.

8am-9:45am Court Available for Tennis, Paddleball or Basketball 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. 10am-4pm Tennis Clinics and Private Lessons

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. 1pm-4-pm Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Res. 4pm-5pm Walking ForWellness

5:00-7:00 p.m. Contract Tennis

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. 9am-12pm Pickleball, Basketball 1-4pm Pickleball Open Play 1pm-4-pm Paddleball, Shuffleboard Court Res. 4pm-5pm Walking ForWellness

Special Events will be posted in THE HIDEABOUT EXTRA

What is Mardi Gras and why is Facts about February it celebrated? Mardi Gras entices revelers from all over the world. Notoriously celebrated in New Orleans, LA, and Rio de Janeiro as “Carnival,” the famed culmination of the carnival season is a lively display of pageantry, food, festivals, and general merrymaking. Mardi Gras dates back centuries to the ancient Roman custom of indulging before a period of fasting. Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” traces its origins to France, and these traditions were transferred throughout the world as France colonized different regions. Parties and fanfare are just one of the ways to commemorate the last day before the period of fasting and repentance known as Lent in the Christian calendar. While some people embrace the Mardi Gras carnival atmosphere, others participate in Shrove Tuesday, which is a more sedate celebration. Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the ritual of shriving that Christians once adhered to. This tradition includes the confession of sins. But indulgence is part of both Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday traditions. During Lent, certain foods, which historically included meat, fish, fats, eggs, and milk-based foods, are given up. On Mardi Gras and the period leading up to it, families would feast on all the foods they would give up during Lent. Pancakes were popular items during this time because they are made from eggs, fats and milk. Although many people no longer abstain from all of these foods, the custom of filling up before giving foods up has remained. In certain areas, Mardi Gras and Carnival will begin on January 6 this year with the celebration of the Epiphany, also known as Three Kings’ Day. Celebrations then last until midnight on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Christians then forgo festivities in exchange for solemn reflection and preparation for the joys of Easter. New Orleans is by far the most popular location in North America in which to celebrate Mardi Gras. However, according to the History Channel, New Orleans did not host the first North American Mardi Gras. French soldiers feasted and wore masks as part of Mardi Gras festivities in 1703 in the newly founded city of Mobile in present-day Alabama. Mardi Gras gained steam in New Orleans soon after the city’s founding in 1718. Today’s Mardi Gras celebrations can be lavish and raucous. During such celebrations, copious amounts of food and drink are typically consumed, and krewes, which are organizations of revelers, host Mardi Gras balls and ride floats in the New Orleans parade. These krewes also toss beads to revelers. The King Cake also is featured during Mardi Gras celebrations. This cake, typically made with brioche dough, is only available during Mardi Gras season. The bread-like cake is braided, dusted with cinnamon and glazed with Mardi Gras colors. A small plastic baby is hidden inside the cake. Whoever discovers it in his or her slice must buy the cake or host a party the following year. Mardi Gras is a celebration that immediately precedes the Christian season of Lent. Fanfare, food and friends are keys to the festivities.

Despite being the shortest month of the calendar year, February has an interesting history. Early calendars marked the start of the new year in March, but when the second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius, rose to the throne in 713 BC, he synchronized the calendar to the lunar year. That required the addition of January and February. • February was named after an end-of-year celebration called “Februa,” also known as “Februalia” or “Februatio.” Februa was a Roman festival of ritual purification and washing - a spring cleaning of sorts. This festival was later incorporated into Lupercalia, another Roman celebration that has ties to Groundhog Day. January was actually added after February and was named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings. • Both January and February originally had 28 days. However, at the time, even numbers were considered to bring bad luck, so Pompilius added another day to January. However, February was left with 28 days and had long been considered an unlucky month. • February was the last month of the year for around 200 years, until the Gregorian calendar designated January the start of the new year. • In the Julian calendar, 10 days were added to the calendar year in various months, and February was increased every four years (leap year) to 29 days to coordinate the calendar year to the solar cycle of roughly 365.2425 days. • During common years, February can pass by without a single full moon. • During leap years, February will end on the same day that it begins. • February’s birthstone is the amethyst, which symbolizes piety, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. • Despite being the shortest month of the year, February is packed with events. In addition to Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, World Marriage Day, and Presidents’ Day, February is when Flag Day is celebrated in both Canada and Mexico. February also serves as Black History Month.

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Nubia Malkin Art Center

By Sarah Blanche Brinsfield, Art Center Coordinator

ART JOKE: What do you call a painting by a cat? (answer is at the end of the article). The Nubia Malkin Art Center has some “lovely” events scheduled for the month of February that are sure to fill your heart with T.L.C.! Wednesdays are filled with activities and our doors are open from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. You can ALWAYS come in any day or time that we are open and paint ceramics with either acrylic paint, so you can take your project home the same day, or with ceramic paint, to have fired in one of our kilns. Our winter hours are Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. except February 14 and 21, Fridays and Sundays from Noon-5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We will be OPEN from Noon-5:00 p.m. for Presidents’ Day Week with fun crafts for the kids to enjoy! So, stop by to say hello, or warm up with coffee or cocoa after a fun run down the Ski Hill!

Our Still Life


New to the Nubia Malkin Art Center, we have a Still Life for you to Study!!! Come visit us any time the studio is open to see what has been designed for you. Sketch, paint or draw one item, or every detail, the challenge is only as hard as you make it! Since it is still early in the New Year, why not try something new or finish off that project that you never seem to find the time for?

Story/Explory Time continues every Saturday, at 10:15 a.m. SHARP, so be sure to check out the Nubia Malkin Art Center Calendar here in the Hideabout Newspaper for the Titles of the Books and the Fun Activities we do that are related to each week’s book! Arrive around 10:05 a.m. to pick out the best carpet square! Prices vary each week.

Coming Up: Valentine’s Craft Day, Sat., February 10, Noon-4:00 p.m. Love is in the air for your little crafter during this Valentine’s Day themed Craft Day. Choose from a variety of projects priced between $1.00 and $14.00. Make Valentine’s Day cards for your someone special or pound some nails into a wooden heart and make string art heARTs to hang on your wall! (While supplies last.)

From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., every Friday, Sarah Blanche Brinsfield, our Art Center Coordinator, teaches an Open Studio Art Class for FREE! Come for one hour or pack a lunch and stay for all four! This class is designed around the artist who would

like some guidance on the project they are working on or instructions on how to start an idea in their mind. Whether it be drawing, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, ceramics, or sculpture, to just name a few, Sarah Blanche can help! Try your hand on our new still life. Not sure if this is the right class for you? Come and try it out for free and meet an amazing group of very talented artists. This is a week-by-week class with no commitment to join. Questions? Stop by or phone the Nubia Malkin Art Center at (570) 698-4100, X 164.

Stop by on Wednesdays evenings, (except the 14 and 21), from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to join fellow Stain Glass artists during this common gathering time and work on your projects together. Stain Glass Memberships are only $20 a year with a Hideout Training Class. Our next Stained Glass Training Class will be on Sat., February 14, at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $20 for the Training Class. Please stop by or call the Art Center for more information. Spots are limited and must be reserved in advance.

Attention! Valentine’s Day Reservations are now being taken for Wednesday, February 14 at 6:00 p.m. SHARP for couples and groups for our 3rd Annual Ceramic Paint & Sip by Candlelight! Enjoy a romantic night with your sweetie, while sipping on wine, during this Romantic and Fun B.Y.O.B. Event! Complimentary sweets will be served while you paint something special for your someone special. The best part is, once your piece is glazed and fired, it will last forever, just like your love! All pieces will be food safe, dishwasher, and microwave safe once fired. You can even bake in them! Space is limited for this special event so call and reserve your spots today! Call NOW before you forget! XO 21+ over, Please. Three Days of Arts & Crafts. February 19, 20, & 21,1:00-3:00 p.m. Is your child interested in Arts & Crafts Projects? Then stop by The Nubia Malkin Art Center from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday during Presidents’ Day Week. Each day, we will have creative projects, in a fun and safe, hands-on environment, led by our friendly Art Center Staff. No Reservations required and prices start at just $1.00. (While supplies last.)

ART JOKE ANSWER: A PAW-TRAIT! Every Wednesday, join us from 11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. for Craft Corner led by myself, Sarah Blanche. Craft Corner is a Free or low cost Craft Activity and coffee or tea with the girls! New projects every week with easy to follow instructions. Won’t you join us?

As always, if you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact the Art Center Coordinator, Sarah Blanche Brinsfield at or call (570) 698-4100 X164. Now get out there and Art the World!

Art the World



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Sunburst Bowl

String Art 2/10/18 at 2:00 p.m.

Beautifully done!

Happy Painters after fun at the Ski Hill!

Arts and Crafts with Grandpa

Amazing blending skills


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Come join our Winter Wonderland Hideout Ski Hill Skating Rink! • Skate Rentals Available! The Hideout Winter Sports Complex is located off Westwood Drive across from the Nubia Malkin Art Center. Parking is available in the Nubia Malkin Art Center lot. The Complex has a bunny slope, three novice and intermediate trails, chair lift, snowtubing area with lift, and a covered ice skating rink. We also have a Rental Shop, Ski Lodge with fireplace and a Snack Bar.

• Expanded Parking Area! Lift Tickets & Age Regulations *5 to 12 years - Child 13 years and older – Adult Children 4 and under receive complimentary ski lift tickets

Adult Member Day $16.00 Night $12.00 Combo $20.00

Child Member $11.00 $ 8.00 $15.00

Adult Guest $20.00 $16.00 $24.00

Child Guest $15.00 $12.00 $19.00

Ski Rentals (Rentals are full sets only) Adult $23.00 $21.00 $32.00

Day Night Combo

Ski Lodge Office (570) 698-4100, ext. 170 Ski Patrol: (570) 698-4100, ext. 172 Ski School: (570) 698-4100, ext. 173

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Ski Hill Hours Regular Hours Weather Permitting Friday - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Child $16.00 $13.00 $25.00

Note: A lift ticket must be purchased with rental equipment. All rental equipment must remain at the amenity. No seasonal rentals. Rentals are full sets only.

Snowboard Rentals

Adult Child

$26.00 $21.00

(any session) (any session)

Season Pass

Individual pass $150.00 Family Pass $325.00 Guest Individual $200/Guest Family $400 Available for purchase at the POA

Snow Tubing

Tubing sessions are 1 hr held every hour on the hour. Adult/Child - $8.00 per person per hour. *Children must be 42” tall and parents signature required on Tubing Waiver Single Tubes only (one person per tube).

Ice Skating

Same operating hours as the Ski Hill (weather permitting)

Rentals (2 Hr Session) $4.00 (12 yrs & under) $7.00 (13 yrs & older)

Ski School Lessons Group Lesson (1 hr) 6ppl max) Private Lesson (1 hr) Private Lesson (2 hr) Semi Private (1 hour for both)

Member $16.00 $26.00 $41.00 $36.00

Hideout Ski/Snowboard School Lesson Sessions Lessons must be booked in person on that day. First come first served basis No advance reservation will be accepted If a student has any physical or learning disability, please notify the ski school desk so we can accommodate.

Ski HillWeather Snack Shop Permitting

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Friday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All Levels Ski & Board All Levels Ski & Board All Levels Ski & Board All Levels Ski & Board


Presidents’ Week February 16 - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. February 17 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. February 18-22 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. February 23-24 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. February 25- 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Guest $18.00 $31.00 $46.00 $41.00

Cross Country Ski Rentals

Available at Recreation. Call (570) 698-4100, ext. 160 for conditions & cross country ski rental rates. Must have a 6” base on the Golf Course pathway. 2 Hours All Day

Adult $9.00 $19.00

Child $7.00 $15.00



Eagle Cam Is Back For 2018 Game Commission, partners launch livestream at Hanover, Pa. bald-eagle nest. It might be cold outside, but you don’t have to leave your cozy confines for a roundthe-clock opportunity to view bald eagles at close range. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Eagle Cam is back online, offering viewers worldwide 24-7 access to live video and audio captured at a bald-eagle nest in Hanover, Pa. The Eagle Cam is provided through a partnership among the Game Commission, HDOnTap, Comcast Business and Codorus State Park. Once again this year, the Eagle Cam features two cameras, each equipped with a microphone, placed 75 feet high in a tree adjacent to Codorus State Park. Eagles have nested at the tree for more than a decade, and have successfully fledged young there many times. While the 2017 run of the Eagle Cam at the same tree was successful, with two eaglets hatching in March and taking their first flights in June, there was some question whether the Eagle Cam would be back at the same tree in 2018. The nest, which had partially collapsed and was rebuilt ahead of the 2017 nesting season, collapsed further since the Eagle Cam last was online. But once again, the adult eagles using the nest tree have rebuilt the nest, and appear to have it ready for another go in the coming months. Game Commission Executive Director Bryan J. Burhans said the uncertainty of what will happen next is part of why so many Eagle Cam viewers regularly tune in. As many as 1.5 million viewers have watched the Eagle Cam during a single nesting season. “While it’s always a thrill to see a bald eagle in the wild, the Game Commission’s Eagle Cam allows viewers to see bald eagles in ways they never could through binoculars or a spotting scope,” Burhans said. “As we’ve seen in recent years, there’s no predicting what will happen next on the Eagle Cam. But while those eagles are in and around the nest, you can pretty much guarantee you’ll see something fascinating.” Of course, the Eagle Cam wouldn’t be possible without the support of many partners. Comcast Business and its technicians worked with the Game Commission and partner HDOnTap to provide a static IP address and provide 100 Mbps broadband service near the nesting site. ”Comcast Business is proud again this year to provide the fast, reliable internet service that helps make the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Eagle Cam a great educational tool for people around the world,” said Toni Murphy, Vice President of Comcast Business for the Keystone Region. HDOnTap once again is providing the livestreaming services that make round-theclock viewing of the Eagle Cam possible. HDOnTap marketing director Tassia Bezdeka said the Game Commission’s Eagle Cam has been the most popular of any of the nest cams the service has streamed. “HDOnTap is honored to participate in our fourth year of partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission in streaming the Hanover bald eagle nest,” Bezdeka said. “This is our most popular nest cam, and we, alongside the public, look forward to watching the eagles. Last year, viewers enjoyed over 6.8 million hours of 24-7, live HD video and audio from the nest, as well as daily time-lapse clips on screens worldwide. We can’t wait to see what develops this season!” The Game Commission also would like to thank the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Codorus State Park for making the Eagle Cam a reality.

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Codorus State Park operations manager Deanna Schall said the project helps the masses learn more about eagles. “We are happy to again be involved in a partnership that allows people from around the world to get an inside look at an active eagle nest,” Schall said. “We receive so many appreciative comments from people across the country, and teachers who use the livestream in their classrooms as a teaching tool. Visitors can also get a good view of the nest from a vantage point near our Classroom Building in the marina, using a binocular viewer installed by the Friends of Codorus State Park. Often times you can also find some of our very dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers with their scopes at this location, ready to share some information and the experience of bird watching through a scope. To view the Eagle Cam, go to the Game Commission’s website, and click on the Hanover Bald Eagle Live Stream link in the Quick Clicks section of the homepage. The livestream can be accessed on the page that will open. Twitter and Facebook users also can share the Eagle Cam with friends by tweeting #PGCEagleCam. Even though there’s weeks to go before any egg-laying or incubating might occur, Burhans said the Eagle Cam always is worth looking in on. “There’s no better way to observe eagle behavior and nature as it really is,” Burhans said.

Holiday House Decorating Contest The winner’s this year for the 2017 Holiday House Decorating Contest are: 1st Place - Lot 3239 Northgate Road Douglas & Emilia Morrissey 2nd Place - Lot 2923 South Fairway Lawrence Melillo 3rd Place - Lot 3068 Hillberry Tony Sambalos & Elaine Maffeo

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

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

( Debbie McGowan-Editor/Community Relations Manager ( Lisa Green-Advertising Editor/Community Relations Assistant (


AVAILABLE ON The Hideout’s Website under classified

• Home For Sale By Owner • Home For Rent By Owner • Lot For Sale By Owner To advertise on these pages please call our Advertising Editor, Lisa Green at 570-630-3707

The Hideout POA Bulletin Board Policy 1. Must be a member in good standing to post on the Bulletin Boards. 2. All postings will be handled through Recreation. 3. Postings will be on the designated section only of Bulletin Boards by the Main & North Mailboxes. 4. Members can only post personal property for sale. (no services). 5. All postings will be on 3x5 index cards - available at Recreation. 6. Maximum of two (2) index cards per lot. 7. Posts will ONLY be put up on the 1st of each month & removed at the end of the month. 8. No postings will be taken over the phone – must be in person. 9. No fees, at this time, will be charged for posting.


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 PM. If you have any questions, please email: The books we will discuss each month are as follows:

Hideout Book Club Selections 2018 February 15: March 15: April 19: May 17: June 21: July 19:

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane The Storied Life of AJ Fikry The Book Thief The Vanishing Year A Thousand White Women Small Great Things

August 16:

Meeting to select the books for the coming year

By Lisa See By Gabrielle Zevin By Marcus Zusak By Kate Moretti By Jim Fergus By Jodi Picoult

Kellyn Nolan, President Barry Neiss, Vice President Richard J. Straczynski, Chairman Marie Krauss, Treasurer

Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Jerry Restaino, Director Michael Terranova, Director

Assistant Secretaries

Joe Acla ( Donna A. Kiely ( Renee Gilbert ( Brooke Craven (

Hideout Management Team

Joseph Acla - General Manager ( Donna A. Kiely - Financial Manager ( Joseph Kozuch - Public Safety Manager ( Robert Brinsfield - Facility Manager ( John Gigliotti, M.P.A. - Land and Environmental Planning Manager ( Marra Butler - Ass’t Recreation Manager ( Lisa Cook - Food & Beverage Manager ( Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent ( Sandy Sheppard - Registration Manager ( Debbie McGowan-Community Relations Manager ( Donald Yocum - IT Manager ( Tina Fairfax - Human Resources Manager ( 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. Any concerns with ads placed in the Hideabout must be addressed by the fifteenth of the month.

The Hideout Club Guide HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP (HASG) - meets the second Thursday of each month (except Dec.) at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Lodge. For info call Katie Lane at (570) 698-5499, HIDEOUT COMPUTER CLUB - meets first & third Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. at the RSC. HIDEOUT SPORTSMEN John Healy, Pres. Club meets first Monday of the month, lower level of the POA at 7:00 p.m. THE GARDEN CLUB Meets at the Arboretum every Monday at 10:00 a.m. during the growing season. Everyone is welcome.

WOODWORKING GROUP Visitors are always welcome. For information please call Ken Wenz (570) 698-6441. THE WEIGH WE WERE Wednesday mornings at 9:00 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 1:00 p.m. and every Friday 9:30 a.m. at the Quilters Center. Call (570) 698-4100, ext. 156. Stop in and visit us.





Birthday Corner

Birthday Corner

Adriana Victoria Barcarola February 18 - 12 years old

Gabriella Dunay February 18 - 16 years old

Middle school, French Horn, Cake decorator. You’re the best/we love you always!

She is a resident of Westwood, NJ and spends as much time as her schedule permits in The Hideout at her father and stepmother’s house. Gabriella just performed with the Bergen County New Jersey All County band playing English Horn. Recently she appeared at the NJ PAC and Atlantic City Convention Center as a member of the New Jersey All State Choir. She was also Westwood High School’s student of the month for October.

Love, Mommy, Johnny, Trina, Lexie & Grandma Maiocco


Birthday Corner

Ashton Cook February 27 - 9 years old Love, Mom, Dad, Peyton and the best Grandma ever!

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Answer: Vision Test

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Participating businesses on the 2017 Hideout Discount Card The card can be purchased at the POA or Recreation for just $5.00 The ads below are not coupons, must purchase discount card for deals

Hideout Recreation Department Get ready for family gatherings or that special party in 2018 - 10% off the rental fee for facility rental from Recreation. Facilities include: Outdoor Sports Complex, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Ski Hill off season, RSC Multi-purpose Room, and the Main Lodge. THIS IS NOT A COUPON




exp. 2/28/18

• BTM FLOORING, 209 Mt. Cobb Highway, Hamlin - Right next to Shaffers Hardware, PA013157 - 20% off all Shaw’s St. Jude’s carpets and pad *Must present card at time of purchase. 570-689-4500 • JAKE’S CARPET, Rt. 590 • Hamlin, 577 Hamlin Hwy., PA001689 - 15% off with your 2017 Hideout Discount Card. 570-689-7188 • JOHN’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Rt. 590 • Hamlin, 10% off Monday Thursday (excludes specials & alcohol - eat in only) 570-689-2659 • KAY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Rt. 191 • 10% off w/cash or 5% off w/credit* - Does not include Daily or Weekend Specials or Alcohol 570-698-9590 • LIBERTY RESTAURANT & BUFFET, Rt. 191 • Lake Ariel, 10% off, Total Check, 1 card per table-per visit, eat in only. 570-698-6404

Hideout Food & Beverage Department 20% OFF all Shaw’s St. Jude’s carpets & pad

209 Mt. Cobb Highway, Hamlin Right next to ShaffeRS haRdwaRe

Buy one get one 1/2 off appetizer at the Clubhouse (570) 689-7080

exp. 2/28/18

• LORI’S CORNER KITCHEN, 630 Hamlin Hwy, Hamlin, PA Breakfast & Lunch, 10% OFF, Offer valid Mon. - Thur. only, Open 7 Days a Week - 6 a.m. - 3.p.m. 570-689-7080 • MCDONALD’S HAMLIN, Rt. 590 Hamlin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg or Egg McMuffin ALL DAY - 2 for $3 • MIKE’S WALK-IN CARPET, Rt. 590, Lakeville. Discounts OFF ANY remnant cash and carry. 570-226-5600 • POCONO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, INC., Discount varies per project...please call for discount information! Fred Sakacs - 570-698-7579 PA007207 • ROBBIE’S DEALS FOR DOLLARS Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 10% Off (*Not to be combined with any other discounts) Weis Plaza, Rt. 590, Hamlin. 570-689-5340


• SPRING GARDEN CHINA BUFFET, 10% off Buffet. Route 590, Village Shopping Center Hamlin, PA 18427 570-689-5277 • THE GLASS HAT, 1/2 Mile South of Hamlin Corners on Rt. 191, 15% OFF (Not to be combined with any other discounts) 570-689-4060

EAT, DRINK, SHOP, Locally!

•The 2017 Hideout Discount Card is valid through 3/31/18 •Must present card before purchase•Not valid with other offers •LIMIT ONE OFFER PER CARD PER VISIT•Subject to change •Purchase Discount Card to get these deals at the POA or REC. Office for $5.00


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Five Strategies to Avoid the ‘Grandparent Scam’

Please let our local businesses know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT

Harrisburg, PA - Recent cases of two senior citizens in Pennsylvania falling victim to the “Grandparent Scam” are reminders that people of all ages need to pay attention to details and exercise caution before sending money across long distances and state or international borders, says Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann. Senior citizens in Berks and Bucks counties were victimized and lost thousands of dollars to criminals who followed this script: A grandparent receives a phone call and a young voice says, “Hi Grandma (or Grandpa), it’s me.” In a moment of confusion, the grandparent answers this greeting with something like “Yes, Michael (or Sharon). How are you?” Alternatively, a stranger purporting to be an attorney, law enforcement official, or friend may be on the line claiming a grandchild has been arrested or is in otherwise dire straits. The scam artist tells the victim about an emergency - legal trouble in a foreign country, a medical emergency, or a lost/ stolen wallet – and that grandma or grandpa can help by wiring money to a faraway city. The caller will then swear “grandma” to secrecy (“mom and dad will get angry if they know about the trouble I’m in”) or will insist the grandparent’s action is required far too swiftly to allow time to contact other family members. The victim then wires hundreds or even thousands of dollars to the faraway city. Sometimes the scam continues for days or weeks, with follow-up calls explaining that for whatever reason, the first wire transfer did not contain enough money and the “grandchild” needs more money wired immediately. Wiessmann notes that once the wire transfer is completed, the money most likely cannot be recovered. She advises senior citizens to take the following steps to protect themselves from the Grandparent Scam: Call your relative back using a phone number known to you. If you receive this kind of phone call, contact the grandchild who is supposedly involved by reaching them through a known phone number or check it out with your grandchild’s parents before you decide to help someone claiming to be a family member or friend. If they are really your family, your grandchild will understand your need to verify the information you are being given. Ask the caller personal questions known only to family members. Engage the caller in conversation about issues that only family members would know involving information not easily obtainable. Ask about their birthdate or school they attend – or ask them what they got for Christmas from you last year, or ask them to give you the name of the pet cat or dog you have had for as long as they can remember. Don’t send money right now. Scammers will play on your emotions and push you to act quickly, but there are few faraway emergencies that require you to act immediately. Be cautious about wire transfers – that money cannot be recovered. Wire transfers are typically the preferred payment method of scam artists. Any request for a wire money transfer should be approached with extreme caution. Review personal information posted on social media. Be careful about personal information you post on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter and advise your family members to be cautious as well. Sometimes this is just enough personal information on social media that anyone can see to help a scam artist convince you that they know you. If you believe you have fallen victim to this or any other scam, contact the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General (1-800-441-2555) or your local law enforcement. Anyone can contact the Department of Banking and Securities at 1-800-PA-BANKS or 1-800-600-0007 to ask questions or file complaints about financial transactions, companies, or products. Members of the public are also invited to connect to the department through Facebook and Twitter, or subscribing to the department’s newsletter.

NEWSPAPER! A Beautiful Winter Scene Picture submitted by Noreen Crummy

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Synopsis of Western Wayne School District Minutes - December 4, 2017 Board Reorganization Minutes

The regularly scheduled reorganizational meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education was held on Monday, December 4, 2017 in the District office located at 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel PA. Miss Emmett called the meeting to order at 7:01 P.M. Oath of Office: Attorney Matthew Meagher administered the oath of office to the following new and returning Board members: Bernice Fiorella, Joseph Gombita, Michael Ochlan, and Ethan Wood. After the oath was administered, the new and returning members took their seats with the rest of the Board of Education. Miss Emmett took roll call. Eight (8) Board members were present: Gary Enslin, Bernice Fiorella, William Gershey, Joseph Gombita, Jeffrey Gogolski, Rick Hoch, Michael Ochlan, and Ethan Wood. Roger Shaffer, Jr. was excused. Election of Temporary Chairman: Mr. Hoch nominated Mr. Gershey to act as Temporary Chairman. Hearing no other nominations, the nominations were closed and Mr. Gershey was elected as Temporary Chairman by a vote of eight (8) affirmatives. Election of Board President: Mr. Hoch nominated Mrs. Fiorella for President. Hearing no other nominations, the nominations were closed. Mrs. Fiorella was elected President by a vote of eight (8) affirmatives. Election of Board Vice President: Mr. Gogolski nominated Mr. Hoch for Vice President. Hearing no other nominations, the nominations were closed. Mr. Hoch was elected Vice President by a vote of eight (8) affirmatives. Adjournment: A motion was made by Mr. Wood and seconded by Mrs. Fiorella to adjourn the regular scheduled reorganizational meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education at 7:11 PM. The motion carried with all affirmatives. Respectfully submitted, Rose E. Emmett, Board Secretary ------------------------------------------

Board Minutes December 4, 2017

Board President Bernice Fiorella called the meeting to order at 7:12 P.M. Mrs. Fiorella announced that the Board met in Executive session for personnel prior to the Reorganization meeting. Miss Faliskie

offered a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Board Secretary Rose Emmett took roll call. Eight (8) Board Members were present: President Bernice Fiorella, Vice President Rick Hoch, Treasurer Jeffrey Gogolski, Board Members William Gershey, Joseph Gombita, Michael Ochlan, Gary Enslin, and Ethan Wood. Board Member Roger Shaffer, Jr. was excused. Administrators Present: Dr. Matthew Barrett, Ellen Faliskie, Rose Emmett, Paul Gregorski, Justin Pidgeon, Maria Miller, Jennifer Bradley, Kerrie Fitzsimmons, Cynthia LaRosa, Elizabeth Gregory, Maria Liptak, and Brian Seaman. Administrators Excused: Kristen Donohue, Elizabeth Watson, and Jennifer DeNike. Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Gershey and seconded by Hoch to accept the minutes generated from the Regular Board Meeting of November 6, 2017. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Treasurer’s Report: Motion was made by Gogolski and seconded by Hoch to accept the Treasurer’s reports generated from the General, and the Food Service Account. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Approval of Bills: A motion was made by Gogolski and seconded by Hoch to pay the bills generated from the General, the Food Service, and the Construction Account. Motion carried all affirmatives. Student Recognition: Fiorella presented Principal’s List Awards to the following individuals: 9th Grade Celeste Orchard and Leonard Maiocco III, 10th Grade Zachary Rovinsky and Sydney Peet, 11th Grade Vaeda Pontosky and Allison Mattern, 12th Grade Mallory Jablon and Tylea Alpaugh High School Principal Paul Gregorski introduced two outstanding students, Ezra Tetreault and Melody Gershey. Fiorella thanked the students and said this part of the meeting is the highlight for her to see the accomplishments of our students. Congratulations to both of you. Recognition of Public: Susan Frisch of the Wayne County Drug Task Force spoke on behalf of Crystal Marks’ senior project. Crystal’s project is for awareness on the effects of families when a member of the family has a drug addiction. She asked that the School District make time for Crystal to present to the students of Western Wayne. Dr. Barrett will make sure

The Hideabout Newspaper is no longer being mailed out to our homeowners. If members wish to still receive their Hideabout Newspaper in the mail, they can subscribe for $16 per calendar year (April to March issues) to receive a monthly Hideabout. You can pay online at: and click on the “payment button.” Please make sure to specify in the “memo” section - Hideabout subscription. 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

a session is scheduled at our high school. Enrollment Report: Totals: EverGreen -573; RDW-311; MS-433; HS-630 TOTAL: 1,947. November 6, 2017 Total: 1,951 Purchase of Tractor: Motion was made by Enslin and seconded by Gogolski to approve the purchase of a John Deere Lawn Tractor at the State contract price of $22,687.42 to replace the tractor at Robert D. Wilson Elementary. Motion carried all affirmatives. Performance Contract Scope and Cost: A motion was made by Hoch and seconded by Wood to approve the scope of the Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance contact with CM3 Building Solutions, Inc. for a cost not to exceed $618,530.00. Motion carried all affirmatives. Agreement: A motion was made by Wood and seconded by Gershey to approve the 2018 Pest Control Service Agreement between Western Wayne School District (WWSD) and JC Ehrlich Co. Inc. at $57.00 per month per building. Motion carried all affirmatives. Job Description: A motion was made by Enslin and seconded by Gogolski to approve the following job description: a. Director of Buildings and Grounds Motion carried all affirmatives. Appointment – Independent Contractor: A motion was made by Gogolski and seconded by Gershey to approve the following Independent Contractor to provide occupational services to children in the Early Intervention and School age programs on an as needed basis for the 2017-2018 school year: a. Jennifer Barillo - $65.00 per hour – As needed/per student IEP’s and 504 Service Agreements. Motion carried all affirmatives. Transportation Drivers and Substitutes: A motion was made by Gershey and seconded by Hoch to approve the following list of WWSD Transportation Drivers and Substitutes for the listed contractor for the 2017-2018 school year as follows contingent upon receipt of necessary paperwork: 1. Contractor Henwood Busing: Driver Steven Sanders. 2. Contractor Debbie L. Swingle: Driver Jamie LePore. 3. Contractor Scottie Swingle: Drivers Drianna Torres and Victoria Aspinall. 4. Contractor Scottie Swingle Jr.: Drivers Doreen Jacob

and April Stackhouse. 5. Contractor Donald Mickel: Driver Judith Massetti. 6. Contractor Gerald Yedinak: Driver Roxanne McGlone. Motion carried all affirmatives. Overnight Trip and Chaperones: A motion was made by Hoch and seconded by Gogolski to approve the following overnight trip and chaperones for the 2017-2018 school year: a. National Honor Society Trip – May 2224, 2018 – Washington D.C./Baltimore – TBD students and five Chaperones. Chaperones: Kendra Wayman, Ben Gill, Greg Butler, Tim McClure, and Shelly Jonas. Motion carried all affirmatives. Schedule of Meetings 2018: A motion was made by Gershey and seconded by Wood to approve the following schedule of Monthly Public Board Meetings for 2018: All meetings are on the 1st Monday except when noted differently. (*not on the first Monday) *Tuesday, January 16, 2018, February 5, 2018, March 5, 2018, *Tuesday, April 3, 2018 (April 02 – Easter Monday), *May 7, 2018 – Tentative Budget Adoption for the 2018-2019 school year *June 11, 2018 – Adoption of District Budget for the 2018-2019 school year July (if needed), August 6, 2018, *September 10, 2018 (September 03 – Labor Day), October 1, 2018, November 5, 2018, December 3, 2018 ***** (Reorganization Meeting). Note: All Board meetings are held at 7:00 PM – All Work Sessions are held the Monday before the Board meeting at 6:00 PM with the exception of Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - District Administration Building Board Room, Western Wayne School District, 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Motion carried all affirmatives. Other Business: The Board of Education thanked Mr. Olsommer and Mr. McDonough for their years of service to the Board and the District. Adjournment: A motion was made by Enslin and seconded by Hoch to adjourn the regularly scheduled meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education at 7:40 P.M. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Respectfully Submitted, Rose E. Emmett, Board Secretary

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Synopsis of Salem Township Minutes - December 12, 2017 The regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on December 12, 2017 with all members present. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 6:30PM and the Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. The minutes of the November 14, 2017 Public Hearing for CDBG were approved on a motion by Merel Swingle with no comments or corrections and 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. The minutes of the November 14, 2017 regular monthly meeting were approved with no comments or corrections on a motion made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Dennis Chapman with all in favor. Planning Commission minutes were then read. New Business: The Re-Organization for 2018 will be held on January 2, 2018 at 3PM in the afternoon with the regular monthly meeting to immediately follow on a motion made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. The Annual Auditors Re-Organization meeting will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6PM. Both meetings will be advertised and held at the Salem Township Municipal building. Christmas Gifts for Planning Commission and the Cleaning ladies. A motion to give the same amount as last year to each the Planning Commission and the Cleaning staff was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Stephen Knash, Township Engineer provided the Township with an update of his inspection with regard to the Hamlin Heights Senior Housing Land Development and Storm water requirements. His report noted a grading issue in Basin C of the storm water retention that will need to be redone and a pipe at the inlet upstream was ponding water requiring it to be flushed. Also he noted that the Township should insure long term Maintenance Bond is provided to the Township in accordance with section 91-26 of the Storm Water Management Ordinance. This letter was forwarded to Kiley Associates the Engineers that were handling the land development and storm water for Hamlin Heights. Mr. Grimm also provided the Township with an Agreement prior to the inspection that any requirements or repairs required by the Township Engineer would be performed as part of the Certificate of Occupancy issuance. Old Business: Budget and Tax adoption. Tax rate for 2018 has been set at a rate of .52 mills for general purpose. The Secretary read Tax Resolution 12-18T setting the Real Estate Tax millage for 2018 at .52 mills for general purpose. Merel Swingle moved to approve Resolution 12-18T as read and was second by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Street Light assessments were noted, additional properties have been added due to additional Street lights added. Resolution 18-12ST was read noting Street light assessments to be set at .45 cents per foot for improved road frontage and .15 cents per foot for unimproved road frontage for inclusion in the 2018 tax bills. Merel Swingle move to approve the Street Light Assessment Resolution # 18-12ST 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. The 2018 Budget Resolution was read and Dennis Chapman moved to approve the 2018 Budget Resolution 18-01B as

prepared and advertised 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Act 42 of 2017 was reviewed the Supervisors took no action. Attorney Updates: Mr. Weber, one of the owners of property on SR 590 in Hamlin was present to review and discuss with the Board the Compliant that was filed in Court with regard to a sewage violation at that building. He noted when he purchased the building, an apartment was already in the building. He noted that due to the small lot size and damage that was done to the septic tank that was the issue he was having. He also has a sump pump in his basement that pumps water to behind the property, concerns noted over flooding the area. Mr. Enslin feels he should pump this water to the front of the property. After the tank was repaired he has had no issued with the current septic. Mr. Enslin Township SEO agreed no violations at this time. Mr. Enslin noted that at this time there is no sewage issue and if Mr. Locklin complains it’s a civil issue between neighbors. At this point the Township was asked to discontinue the complaint. It was noted that if another problem arises the only fix will be holding tanks. Motion to approve complaint withdrawal by Township made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Correspondence: Real Estate transfer for the month of November received in the amount of $ 13,933.29. Act 44 of 2009, the Municipal Pension. The Act requires a disclosure statement of which PSATS provided one. After review by the Solicitor, a motion to accept and adopt the Disclosure Statement for the Township’s Pension was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. DMS Engineering & Surveying provided to the Township its November Status report for the Neville Mobile Home court. It was noted and Mr. Enslin reiterated that the one allowable option for the park is a Stream discharge system. Mr. Januszewski wrote a letter to the Supervisors updating them on his meetings with regard to the rain fall flooding and runoff concerns. He further advised of people stealing mail in the area so as to warn others. Supervisor Chapman noted that the Photos with Santa event went very well and wanted to thank all involved in making it happen. Attorney Updates: Attorney Treat noted he advised Ms. Neville’s counsel of available borrowing through Penn-Vest. Public Time: Chris Leone spoke to the Board in regard to the Laurel Hill Estates development and some items that are being worked on. The cul-de-sacs within the development have become an issue for some property owners. Chris noted they should be maintained and arguments are that they were for developing only. He further noted that after surveying the roadway the cul-de-sac is not exactly where is was designed to be. He will have the location noted and will provide a map with a letter to the Township so they can recognize the change to the original location. With no other comments or business a motion to adjourn. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo, Secretary/Treasurer

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Synopsis of Lake Township Minutes December 5, 2017 The regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township building on December 5, 2017. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Supervisors Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin were present. F. Birmelin moved to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2017 regular monthly meeting, carried 3-0. T. Jaggars moved to approve the Treasury Report for November 2017, carried 3-0. Public Comment: None Subdivisions: Sandrowicz/Augelli – Subdivision, lot consolidation was reviewed with the surveyor. With comments reviewed and perimeter deeds provided, T. Jaggars moved to approve carried 3-0. Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its November Activity report showing a total of 13 incidents. They held four trainings and four Work details. The Lake Ariel Fire Company invited the Supervisors to their installation dinner on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Hideout Main Lodge. 2) Maplewood Fire Company provided its November Activity report showing 21 alarmed responses, 11 of which were medical and they held four training days. Roadmaster’s Report: Roadmaster S. Swingle reported that during the month of November clean up after wind damage was done in some areas. Handled a small snow storm. They assisted Jefferson Township with some work and also South Canaan. Trucks are ready for winter. Maintenance of some of the trucks completed. The cinder shed is full of cinders and ready for the season. The new e Thbo ut




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backhoe will be delivered by the end of the week or beginning of next week. Old Business: 1) Tax Levy Resolution read. Setting the 2018 Real Estate tax millage at .65mills for general purpose. F. Birmelin moved to approve Tax Levy Resolution 12-1-17-1 for the 2018 year, carried 3-0. 2) 2018 Budget Resolution was read and F. Birmelin moved to approve 2018 Budget Resolution 12-1-172, carried 3-0. 3) Act 42 of 2017 Casino Resolution. F. Birmelin reviewed the Act 42 of 2017 involving Mini Casinos, which would allow within the Township unless the Township chooses to opt out by December 31, 2017. F. Birmelin moved to approve Resolution 2017-17-3 which would prohibit the placement and operation of Category 4 casinos in Lake Township, carried 3-0. New Business: 1) Annual Organization meeting for 2018. S. Swingle moved to advertise and hold the 2018 Organization meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors on January 2, 2018 at 7PM at the Lake Township Municipal Building with the regular monthly meeting to immediately follow, carried 3-0. S. Swingle moved to cancel the Planning Commission meeting for December 2017, carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: Question to Board about organization meeting and regular meeting time. 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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From The Rough

A golf tip from Larry Lutz, Hideout Golf Teaching Pro All good chippers hit the ball with a descending blow for solid contact. To make sure the club hits the ball before the ground, you should play the ball in the back half of your stance. The exact position is up to you, but opposite the inside of your back foot might be a good option. Experiment to find out what works best for you. Your hands should lead the club head through impact. At address, set up with the face square to the target, and angle the shaft forward so your hands are a few inches ahead of the ball. Set your weight on your forward foot and keep it there. Then rock your shoulders back and through, keeping your wrists firm to maintain that hands-ahead position. I hope you find this tip helpful, but most of all, remember your good shots, learn from the bad shots, and have fun.

Enjoy golf? Volunteer some time as a member of the Golf Committee. The Committee meets on the 2nd Friday of each month May through September. Meetings are focused and last around one hour. If interested please contact the Golf Pro Shop at (570) 698-4100, Ext 180.

From The Pro Shop February is here and winter is more than halfway gone. Let’s hope for an early spring so we can get back on the course as soon as possible.

Proposed Golf Tournament Calendar 2018

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Notes: Club Championship matches must be 100% complete within 3 weeks of the 1st round start!

of February (Valentine Week) ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 It can be difficult to focus with so many things running through your mind, Aries. Give it your best shot, especially at work where it counts the most. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Focus on fun experiences that will pop up this week. They will brighten your mood and make you more inclined to interact with the people you love. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Someone you haven’t seen in a while makes an appearance in your life. You don’t know if you should be excited or just a tad cautious about what to expect. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Someone at work or home cannot get an accurate read on how you are feeling. This may lead to some communication issues. Be as open as possible to avoid confusion. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You are called on to be a leader this week, so make sure you do your homework on pertinent issues. This way you can make decisions with confidence. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, even when you think you know best, you may want to let others voice their opinions. You never know the value of another’s perspective until you hear it. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Surround yourself with your closest friends and family members. These are support pillars you can lean on in tough times and the people to laugh alongside when things are good. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 The next few days provide opportunities to relax and have fun. With no pressing matters on the calendar, you can relinquish some responsibilities. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Getting your point across may seem like your primary goal, but you can let things simmer for a little bit. Others have things that they want to share as well. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Romantic notions are popping into your head lately, and they may only be spurred on by the Valentine’s Day magic. A relationship gets to the next level. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You can be the voice of reason if family life has gotten a bit chaotic. You may be called on to sort things out and put a plan in place. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Whether you are attached or not, feelings of love are blooming inside of you. Romance may pervade your daily interactions.

Answers to Sports Quiz

Al Lutzi Pro Shop Manager

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Who was the last Boston Red Sox pitcher before Rick Porcello (22 wins) in 2016 to win 20 or more games in a season? Name the last player before Houston’s Jose Altuve (2014-17) to have at least four consecutive 200-hit seasons. Indianapolis’ Adam Vinatieri set an NFL record in 2016 for most consecutive made field goals (44). Who had held the mark? Who was the first U.S. male player to win two Olympic basketball gold medals? Since the NHL adopted its current playoff format in 1994, how many times has a No. 1 seed been swept in the first round? When was the last World Cup before 2018 for which both the Italian and the U.S. men’s soccer teams failed to qualify? Who was the last French cyclist to win the Tour de France?

4. Bob Kurland, in 1948 and 1952. 5. Once -- the Chicago Blackhawks, in 2017. 6. It was in 1958. 7. Bernard Hinault, in 1985.

Have a safe remainder of the winter season.

Event Early Bird Camp Cadet HDA Play For Pink (9 holes) 1st Round Club Championship 1st Rd. Sr.Club Championship New Tournament 9/11 Help a Hero Fall Classic


1. Josh Beckett won 20 games in 2007. 2. Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki, 2001-10. 3. Mike Vanderjagt, with 42 in a row (2002-04).

Next month we will go over the various leagues that are available to members. Check out the tournament schedule below for the upcoming season.

Rain Date Sat 05/12/18 Sat 06/16/18 Sat. 07/21/18 Sat. 08/04/18 Sun. 08/12/18

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Golf rates for the 2018 season will remain the same as well as golf pass costs. If you play a minimum of 28 rounds of golf during the season the pass pays for itself. In addition we will continue issuing 10 play cards for both green fees and cart fees. Pay for nine and the tenth one is free. The tournament rates may go up slightly this year due to the increase in food costs. The fees have remained constant since 2012.

Tournament Date Sat. 05/05/18 Sat 06/09/18 Sat. 07/14/18 Sat. 07/28/18 Sat. 08/11/18




Hideout Adult Bowling League

WEEK # 14: STRIKE KINGS: Tom Maher 256 (639), Buster Miller 245 (544), Charlie David 215 (552), Rich Guiffredo 206 (531), Len Tridente 202 (523), Mike Messina 202, John Kane 201 (543), Mike Labate 197 (548), Dave Dimmick 190, Dave Trombley 188, Larry Triolo 188 (540), Al Dekler 184 (522), Fred Benedicto 179, Joe Stach 179 (503), Jay Lobb 174, Ed Sparkowski 173, Ken Wenz 168, Peter Mennona 163, Vinny Recchio 153, Andy Vuolo 152. STRIKE QUEENS: Lorraine Procopio 191 (513), Cindy Gaspari 188 (462), Doris Kane 184 (514), Lucille Koehler 183 (477), Reggie Hadley 167 (461), Denise Guiffredo 165 (439), Frieda Maher 164 (460), Gail Endorf 162 (452), Edna Moran 157, Jean David 155, Gro Paulsen 152, Carol Lopiccolo 148, Linda Brenner 146, Steph Wysocki 146 (413), Bobbie Hraba 144, Pat Benedicto 141 (400) & Renee Recchio 141. Team 13 - KEDS walloped the Pins for 1838 High Team Series. Congrats to Ken Wenz, Fred Benedicto, Ed Sparkowski & Captain Dave Dimmick. Bowlers of the Week: Pat Benedicto 400, 61 POA. Lucille Koehler 477, 57 POA!!! Mike Labate 548, 59 POA!! Frieda Maher 460, 64 POA!!! Michele Palladino 371, 59 POA!! Ed Sparkowski 441, 63 POA!!! Len Tridente 523, 97 POA!!! Dave Trombley 486, 54 POA!!! WEEK # 15: STRIKE KINGS: Kenny Betros 236 (560), John Kane 223 (570), Charlie David 222 (608), Larry Triolo 216 (559), Joe Stach 212 (556), Rich Guiffredo 209 (595), Buster Miller 203 (566), Al Dekler 196 (557), Ken Wenz 187 (521), Tom Maher 186 (519), Mike Messina 186, Fred Benedicto 180, Mike Labate 180, Vinny Recchio 170, Roger Cortez 169, Rick Hadley 165, Dave Dimmick 160, John Hinton 159, Peter Mennona 159, Len Wysocki 157, Bill Wagner 156, Ed Sparkowski 155, Andy Vuolo 155, Norm Ben Ezra 146, Arthur Palladino 145, Paul Schiavo & Jay Lobb 143, Len Tridente & Steve Meyers 141 & Mike Gersten 140. STRIKE QUEENS: Bobbie Hraba 193 (467), Reggie Hadley 188 (498), Lorraine Procopio 188 (502), Doris Kane 183 (485), Gail Endorf 177 (509), Sue Dimmick 168 (411), Linda Brenner 167, Jean David 162 (420), Carole Maguire 161 (405), Sandra Carapella 159 (429), Denise Guiffredo 159 (466), Steph Wysocki 159 (425), Gro Paulsen 158 (415), Lucille Koehler 156 (433), Pat Benedicto 155 (453), Betty Linneman 155, Frieda Maher 153 (436), Donna White 148, Renee Recchio & Marie Krauss 143 & Carol Lopiccolo 140. Team 13-KEDS - Blasted the Pins for 1890 High Team Series. Congrats Ken Wenz, Fred Benedicto, Ed Sparkowski & Captain Dave Dimmick. Bowlers of the Week: Pat Benedicto 453, 108 POA. Ken Betros 560 Series, 119 POA. Rich Guiffredo 595 Series, 73 POA. Bobbie Hraba 193 & 467 Series, 77 POA. Marie Krauss 387 Series, 60 POA. Ken Wenz 521 Series, 83 POA. Honorable Mention: J Stach-70POA; J Kane-69POA; L Wysocki-68POA; G Endorf -59POA; B Miller-59POA; R Cortez-59POA; G Paulsen-58POA; V Recchio-58POA; C David-56POA; M Messina-55POA & S Carapella-57POA. WEEK # 16: STRIKE KINGS-Bob Fezza 226 (544), Mike Labate 222 (565), Tom Maher 215 (606), Bill Wagner 191 (501), Andy Vuolo 190 (507), Len Wysocki 189, Charlie David 186 (507), Mike Messina 186 (535), Larry Triolo 185 (543), Len Tridente 182, Kenny Betros 179, Fred Benedicto 176, Al Dekler 172, John Kane 171, Vinny Recchio 165, Arthur Palladino 163, Joe Stach 161, John Gaspari 158, Rick Hadley 157, Peter Mennona 156, Dave Dimmick 153, Steve Meyers 152, Ken Wenz 152, Norm Ben Ezra 149, Paul Schiavo 145, Roger Cortez 145, Jay Lobb 141, John Hinton 137, Peter Tomasetti 133, Al Auricchio 125, Ben Carapella 123, Mike Gersten 113, Willie Endorf 105, Dick Covey 92 & Jack Perenza 85. STRIKE QUEENS-Lorraine Procopio 224 (544), Linda Brenner 193 (456), Cindy Gaspari 190 (501), Doris Kane 188 (516), Sue Dimmick 173 (403), Lucille Koehler 169 (440), Steph Wysocki 164 (446), Gail Endorf 161 (454), Edna Moran 154, Isabella Tridente 151, Jean David 149, Renee Recchio 144, Pat Benedicto 139, Carole Maguire 139, Kathy Lubanski 136, Dee Pasciola 131, Cathy Lowman 129, Donna White 120, Laura Hinton 118, Betty Linneman 108, Angie Mennona 100 & Ivah Betros 89. Team 15 – K.I.S.S.- Clobbered the Pins for 1940 High Team Series. Congrats to Rick Hadley, Dick Covey, John Gaspari & Captain Bob Fezza. Bowlers of the Week: Linda Brenner 193 & 456, 84 POA. Bob Fezza 226 & 544, 88 POA!!! Cindy Gaspari 190 & 501, 69 POA. Rick Hadley 439,85 POA. Cathy Lowman 324, 30 POA!!! Marvelous Mike Labate 222 & 565, 73 POA. Lorraine Procopio 224 & 544, 58 POA. Andy Vuolo 507, 99 POA!!! WEEK # 17: STRIKE KINGS-Charlie David 267 (680), Larry Triolo 246 (664), Mike Labate 237 (609), Fred Benedicto 223 (528), Tom Maher 219 (603), Tom Maguire 199 (503), Rick Hadley 198, Ken Wenz 197, Peter Mennona 197, Dave Dimmick 195 (521), Al Dekler 191 (511), Dave Trombley 188, Rich Guiffredo 183, Bill Wagner 176, Vinny Recchio 176 (513), Andy Vuolo 175, John Kane 170 (500), Buster Miller 168, Kenny Betros 168, Bob Fezza 167, Mike Messina 160, Len Tridente 159, Steve Meyers 157, John Gaspari 156, Peter Tomasetti 151, Paul Schiavo 149, Arthur Palladino 148, Roger Cortez 148 & Jay Lobb 143. STRIKE QUEENS: Doris Kane 231 (577), Renee Recchio 189 (469), Denise Guiffredo 176 (485), Lorraine Procopio 176 (496), Reggie Hadley 172 (455), Miriam Fernandez 171 (471), Lucille Koehler 164 (463), Gail Endorf 163 (464), Michele Palladino 163, Carol Lopiccolo 159 (426), Marie Krauss 157, Gro Paulsen 155 (411), Linda Brenner 153, Frieda Maher 153, Donna White 153, Carole Maguire 150, Jean David 145, Edna Moran 144, Sandra Carapella 143, Steph Wysocki 142, Dee Pasciola 142, Angie Mennona 137, Cindy Gaspari 137, Sue Dimmick 133, Laura Hinton 131 & Pat Benedicto 130. 3 Sweets & a Sour shattered the pins with a 1992 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Renee Recchio, Denise Guiffredo, Donna White & Captain Larry Triolo for a spectacular round of bowling! continued in next column


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So You Wanna Sell Your Home? Step 2: Find the Right Realtor By: Terri Ditty, Broker Associate

It’s the second month of 2018—a perfect time for blowing off your New Year’s resolutions, letting your brand-new gym membership gather dust, and, on a more positive note, preparing your home for sale! In this second installment, we’ll teach you how to find an essential partner in pulling off this most important of all transactions: a great Realtor®. Because not all agents are created equal. (They’re not even all Realtors.) Here’s how to find a Realtor who’s right for you. Gather referrals, but take them with a grain of salt There are a lot of agents out there. So how do you choose? Go ahead and ask your pals for referrals, but don’t fall into the trap of picking an agent purely because of rave reviews. The old mantra of location, location, location applies to real estate agents as much as homes. “You want a Realtor who is very familiar with your area—and not just what he can pull up online. The reason is simple: If they’ve spent time in the area, they’ll know how to market your house there. So a better question to ask your friends than “Know any real estate agents?” is, “Know a real estate agent who’s sold any properties in my area in the past few years?” Test their communication skills Once you have some potentials, email them or call their office, then sit back and wait. This is your first test of a key component: how responsive will your agent be? Ideally, they should get back to you that same day. If it takes longer than four business hours without a decent explanation, be cautious. Imagine if you’ve got competing offers on the table, or if some problem comes up with the home inspection. You don’t want to wonder where your agent is and whether you’ll hear back from them! Probe their experience Your initial conversation with a prospective listing agent should be like any job interview: Don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions right off the bat. A good agent should know his stats, and any dancing around these numbers could mean he’s hiding something. Ask the following: • How long have you been in business? Aim for Realtors with at least two years of experience, enough time to learn the ropes and finesse their marketing and selling plans. Time (on the job) is money (in your pocket). • How many houses did you sell last year? Look for agents with double-digit sales. • What percentage of your listings do you sell? Ideally you want an agent who has sold at over 50%. • What is the average list price to actual sell price ratio for your listings? This can fluctuate by market, but you should still look for high numbers. Set the bar at 95% to be acceptable for even the worst market conditions. This means they know how to price your home correctly. Assess their marketing skills Everyone knows that to sell a house quickly (and get the big bucks) you need to reach as many eyeballs as you can. And the way to assess an agent’s ability to do that is to ask these questions: • How will you market my home? A Realtor should use at least a good brokerage website to showcase your listing, national listing portals such as®, and an email subscription list. • How will you use social media? They should use at least Facebook and Twitter to market listings; they get bonus points if they post photos on Instagram. • What offline materials do you use? While most marketing is done online now, your Realtor should still make use of tried-and-true methods such as fliers, yard signs, and brochures, especially at an open house. • How much do you spend on advertising? Don’t stop asking until you get a solid dollar figure. Advertising costs vary widely by area, but Realtors should consistently spend a portion of their business expenses on advertising. By asking for a set amount, you’ll know if they’re doing that or not. Don’t shoot for cheap Finally, don’t assume the most inexpensive agent is the one for you. While agents work at different price points and some may take a lower commission, they should be confident enough in their abilities to stand by their prices. So when you’re talking terms, ask agents if they’ll work on a discount. If they jump at the chance early on in the conversation, that might be a red flag. Think about this: If the agent can’t even negotiate to protect their own money, how likely do you think it will be for them to go to bat to protect your money. It’ll be a test of confidence in their own services at least.

Bowling continued

Bowlers of the Week: Charlie David 267 & 680, 128 POA. Denise Guiffredo 176 High Game & 485, 65 POA. Rick Hadley 198 & 464, 107 POA. Mike Labate 237 & 609, 111 POA. Michele Palladino 163 & 396, 81POA. Renee Recchio, 189 High Game & 469, 100POA. Larry Triolo 246 High Game, 664 & 100 POA. Donna White 153 & 374, 62 POA. Honorable Mention: Vinny Recchio-96POA, Doris Kane-73POA, Peter Mennona73POA, Dave Dimmick-71 POA, Dick Covey-69POA, Fred Benedicto-66POA, Angie Mennona-55POA; Andy Vuolo-51POA & D. Trombley-50POA. Happy Heart’s Day!!! From your Officers: Tom Maher, President-Rick Hadley, Vice President-Dave Dimmick, Treasurer & Written By Reggie Hadley, Secretary

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Generator Permit


A Hideout Building Permit is required for the installation/operation of any “nonportable” residential whole house/stand-by 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 Permit are located on the Hideout website. Or you can get any permit application at the front POA desk. GENERATOR - 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. Also, 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. Finally, 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 6,800 WATTS (56.7/28.3 AMPS) Powers everything a 5,000 watt generator does, plus: Deep freezer 500 watts, Washing machine 1,100 watts 8,000 WATTS (66.7/33.3 AMPS) Powers everything a 6,800 watt generator does, plus: Attic fan 300 watts, Clothes dryer (gas) 700 watts, Four 100 watt lights 400 watts NOTE - A simple formula to calculate how much combined power you’ll need to run appliances and tools is volts x amps = wattage. Check the power demands of your appliances to determine whether they can run simultaneously or intermittently. Always consult the data plate on the appliance for accurate electrical information. Starting watts: Always plug in the appliance with the highest starting wattage first and add appliances in descending wattage order. GENERATOR PERMIT: A Hideout Building Permit is required for the installation/operation of any “nonportable” residential whole house/stand-by 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 Permit are located on the Hideout website. Or you can get any permit application at the front POA desk.

Weatherizing to save money and energy

Homeowners know that maintaining a comfortable home can be a lot of work. As one project is completed or addressed, another may pop up. In spite of the hard work that can go into maintaining a home, many homeowners would agree that such efforts are well worth it to feel safe and comfortable inside one’s own home. Weatherization is one of the ways to make a home more comfortable while also saving money and energy. Some weatherization projects may be best left to the professionals, while others can be tackled by homeowners themselves. The following are some projects homeowners can expect to encounter as they weatherize their homes or work with professional weatherization services. • Home energy audit: The U.S. Department of Energy notes that the purpose of a home energy audit is to give homeowners a complete picture of how they consume energy. Audits can shed light on how much energy is being consumed and if there is anywhere in the home where energy might be going to waste. Audits should be conducted before beginning any weatherization projects. Professional auditors may give advice on which areas of the home should be addressed first, while DIYers who conduct their own audits can make a list of issues before determining where to start. • Leakage: Homeowners may think leakage only poses a problem in winter, when cold air can creep in through cracks around doors and windows and make residents cold, forcing them to raise the temperature on the thermostat. But leaks can affect comfort levels and energy bills during the summer, too, forcing homeowners to adjust their air conditioners to ensure a home is cool on hot days. Choose a cool, windy day to inspect for drafts around doors and windows. The DOE notes that air leakage can adversely affect indoor air quality and contribute to moisture problems that can affect occupants’ health. • Insulation: A poorly insulated home will cost more to heat in winter and more to keep cool in summer. The DOE notes that heat flows from warmer to cooler until there is no longer a temperature difference. So during winter, heat will flow from heated living spaces to unheated areas of the home, including attics and garages. In summer, heat will flow from the outdoors into the home. Properly insulating a home will decrease this flow of heat, ensuring homeowners aren’t paying to heat rooms they don’t use in winter or paying more to keep rooms cool in summer because heat is flowing in from the exterior of the home. Weatherizing a home is a great way for homeowners to reduce their carbon footprints and save some money.


BUILD IT and they will come

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 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 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. EMERGENCY SIGN POST - PLEASE MAINTAIN YOUR SIGN POST Your EMERGENCY SIGN POST is an important item that may need some needed maintenance after the winter season. Most of these are wood mailbox posts, which should display BOTH the Lot Number and the Emergency Number. Numbers should be displayed on both sides of the post. You may not realize how important this simple inexpensive item is until you experience an emergency situation. First Responders need to find you as fast as possible! ALL LOTS in the Hideout are REQUIRED to have an emergency post. Numbers must be visible in poor lighting conditions. Don’t know your “emergency number”? Call the Main Office at 689-1400 x102. Reflective number stickers can be obtained at the Rt 590 Main Gate in the Public Safety Office. 911#

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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association Master Plan Update

CONSTRUCTION AREAS AND WORK SCHEDULING Stage 3 Projected Direction of Active Construction Lot Number Range (as of August 2016) 1-20, 37-53, 125-133, 155-172, 174, 175, 298-315, 326-362, 407-456, 462-610, 620669, 684-752, 820-845, 1027-1061, 10821103, 1126-1231, 1298-1341, 1481-1484, 1516-1571, 1592-1619, 1644-1655, 1713The excavation work for the third and final stage of the sewer and water upgrade will continue on the west side of the community and begin on the east side. The crews will continue working on Lakeview Drive West installing the new water and sewer laterals. The installation of the street side grinder pumps has commenced and will continue on Lakeview Drive W. New water and sewer laterals and grinder pump installation work is scheduled for the Wildwood Terrace, Woodridge Drive and Forest Court areas of the community. On the East side, installation of new sewer and water mains has begun on Roamingwood Road and will continue to Glenwood and Grandview.

1745, 1770-1773, 1807-1857, 1885-1890, 1903-2062, 2072-2147, 2264-2270, 22732275

With construction, please understand it is not unusual for plans to change at a moment’s notice. We ask that the members of the community be patient with us and respect the safety of the workers in the construction zones. When working on the roads we do our very best to utilize detours. Unfortunately detours are not always available and the best route is around the lake. Please be aware of this situation and always give yourself plenty of time to make your appointments. There are a few houses still in need of an initial inspection. If you have not met with one of our inspectors to review the project compliances and what your home requires, it is urgent that you please call the Project Management Office to schedule an appointment. Additionally, some houses that have been inspected, have not had the control box installed, RS&W Project Management Office has contacted every homeowner we have on record, if you are a new homeowner and/or you are not certain if your home has been fitted with a control panel, please call the Project Management Office at (570) 698-6162 Option #2 to schedule an appointment for your house.

If you have recently received a call from our Construction Department or if you have any questions related to the project, please dial (570) 698-6162, press OPTION #2.

All Hideout homes within the project area, whether they currently have a sewage pump system or not, will require a pump to connect to the new low-pressure sewage system.


Page XX - THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., FEBRUARY 2018 ROAMINGWOOD SEWER & WATER ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-6162 Check out our website at:


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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association

RS&W Presents Plaques to Guests from USDA

2018 Proposed Meeting Schedule Dates subject to approval & changes.

Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Apr. 25 May 26 (9am) Jun. 27 Jul. 25

Aug. 22 Sep. 26

Annual Meeting:

Sat., Oct 6, 9am Nov 28 Dec 26

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

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. 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. PROJECT INFORMATION For up-to-date information concerning RS&W or the construction project, please keep posted to :, Channel 20 and the Hideabout ‘Extra’ updates regarding work projects, detours, and service interruptions.

Pictured (left to right): Susan K Gantz, Water and Environmental Program Director, USDA | John Schesny, President, RS&W Board of Directors | Curt Coccodrilli, PA State Director USDA | Kimberly Loftus, Area Specialist, USDA | John Lennox, Executive Director, RS&W

On Friday January 19th, our offices were met with a visit from the newly appointed State Director of United States Department Agriculture, Curt Coccodrilli, Water & Environmental Program Director Susan Gantz and Area Specialist Kimberly Loftus. Our RS&W Board and Management, took this opportunity to present plaques to Susan and Kim in appreciation for the immense support we have received over the last two Stages of our project and the awarding of grants that exceeded $14.5 million dollars.

No Rate Increase for 2018

The RS&W Management and Board of Directors have been able to approve our 2018 budget without a rate increase for a 2nd consecutive year, to our customers. This is largely due to the success of a substantial USDA grant that was awarded the South Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority for Stage 3 and well managed fiscal planning of both our Utility Operations and Infrastructure Project.

Developed Rates will remain $391.00 Undeveloped Rates will remain $251.00

Account Link Access Visit the RS&W Website: on our Billing Schedule Page Track Payments & Billing and pay your bill online through our portal or learn about other convenient payment methods. Utilize online Bill Pay through your Banking institution –Set up Automatic Debit through our ACH Program

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Presidents’ Day

In 1879, it was originally implemented by an Act of Congress for Washington government offices as a federal holiday. It expanded to include all federal offices in 1885. It was first celebrated on Washington’s birthday, February 22. Then in 1971 it changed to the third Monday of February. The first attempt to change the holiday to Presidents’ Day came in 1951 when the “Presidents’ Day National Committee” was formed. The purpose was to honor the office of the Presidency, not a particular President. It was not until the mid-1980’s did the “Presidents’ Day” term appear in public. HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF December 31, 2017


2017 BILLING 4,794,650 1,506,890 156,560







74.242% 23.333% 2.424%

Billed 3914 1,225 385 40 1,650

392 * 767 1,829

1st Quarter 2017




APRIL MAY JUNE 2nd Quarter 2017

486,043 213,848 170,231 870,122

297 146 100 543

7.5% 3.3% 2.6% 13.47%


50,123 38,135 2,874 91,132

27 20 9 56

0.8% 0.6% 0.0% 1.41%


25,669 13,860 20,204 59,733 5,970,330

16 13 17 46 3,633

0.4% 0.2% 0.3% 0.92% 92.45%


Our clients want the smart, the bold, and the fast because we always give it 121%.

% of $ PAID

681,393 1,254,786 3,013,164


Budget 3665

10.6% 19.4% 46.7%

When it comes to this business, there's only one.

* Includes 13 accounts that prepaid in full and numerous credits towards 2017 dues in 2016 in the amount of $33,170. Of the 3914 Properties Billed in 2017, it is Budgeted that 3665 (93.64%) will be paid in full by 12/31/2017.



2017 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3633 PROJECTION 3665






2017 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED






% of $ Budgeted

We look forward to another 15 years of satisfied clients and we thank you for allowing us to continue to improve the lives we touch.


% of $ Budgeted


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

570-689-2111 570-698-7845

50 â&#x20AC;¢ FEBRUARY 2018 ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED December 31, 2017





378,319 A

378,474 B











































4,582,991 A

4,570,062 A


























976,625 (975,624)

(83,508) 976,500 (1,060,008)



(125) 84,384






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 Accrual Basis. B Dues related Income Budget Based upon 2017 Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C Dues & other Non Amenity Income projection currently based upon original budget. D Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2017.

Budget Variances 1 Current Operational Dues collections unfav 39k, Deliquent Operational Dues collections fav 27.7k. Lots paid in full fav by 4 to 2016 , Lots Paid in Full 3633. 2 Late Charges favorable to budget 4k, Investment Income less expenses fav 7k. 3 Public Safety: Revenue fav 11k, Wages & Taxes unfav 9k, Benefits fav 7k, Fuel unfav 2k, Supplies unfav 6k, IT unfav 7k. 4 Laurel Park: Revenue fav 2.7k, Repairs fav 1.9k. 5 Ski Hill: Revenue net unfav 7k , Wages & Benefits fav 4.5k, Utils fav 2.4k, Equip Rental unfav 4.7k. 6 Marina: Revenue unfav 2k, Utilites unfav 2k, Supplies unfav 1k. 7 Pools & Beaches: Revenue fav 1.4k, Wages & Taxes fav 19k, Utils fav 3.3k, Repairs unfav 2.6k, Chemicals fav 4.8k,Sand/Mulch unfav 1.9k, Vehicle/Equip Rental fav 2k. 8 Recreation: Revenues net unfav 16k, Wages, Benefits & Taxes fav 51k, Repairs & Maint unfav 1k, Utilities fav 7k, Vehicle Maint & Fuel fav 2.5k, Sand/Mulch fav 3k, Admin unfav 1. 9 Golf Operations: Net Revenues unfav 29k, Wages fav 3.5k, Golf Cart expense fav 1k. 10 Golf Maintenance: Wages, Taxes & Benefits fav 15k, Chemicals unfav 1.7k, Sand unfav 1.5k, Fuel fav 1.5k, Repairs fav 2k, Utilities fav 1k,Irrigation fav 1k, Supplies fav 1k. 11 Arts & Crafts: Revenues net unfav 3.5k, Wages & Taxes unfav 3.8k, Utils fav 1.3k, Supplies fav 1k. 12 Maintenance: Wages & Taxes fav 27k, Benefits fav 6k, Supplies fav .5k, Snow Removal unfav 12.8k, Uniforms fav 1k, Fuel fav 9k, Road Repairs infav 1k, Vehicle Maint fav 2k, Repairs & Maint unfav 1.5k, Utilities fav 4.5k. 13 Trash & Recycle: Revenue unfav 2.7k, Wages & Taxes fav 13k, Benefits unfav 7.6k, Solid Waste unfav 36k, Fuel unfav 1.5k. 14 Grounds: Wages, Taxes & Benefits fav 4k, Landscaping fav 1.4k. 15 Woodshop: Revenue fav .6k, Supplies unfav 2k. 16 Lakes & Environmental: Revenues fav 10k, Wages & Taxes & Benefits unfav 5.3k, Licenses unfav 5k, Lake Mgmnt unfav 1k, Wildlife, Deer & Forest Mgmnt fav 18k. 17 Administration: Revenues fav 9k, Wages & Taxes & Benefits unfav 30k, Telephone fav 4.5k, Print & Postage fav 2.8k, IT fav 2k, Legal & Prof fav 5k, Credit Card & Bank unfav 4.7k, Collection cost unfav 5k, Board & Comm. unfav 1.5k. 18 Community Relations: Revenue on budget, Wages, Taxes & Benefits fav 1k, Postage & Printing fav 5.5k, IT unfav 1.3k. 19 Clubhouse: Revenues net of COS unfav 24k, Wages, Taxes & Ben unfav 43k, Supply fav 4.8k, Utilites fav 7.5k, Admin fav 2k. 20 Tab Master: Net ops unfav 3.7k. 21 Snackbars: Revenues net unfav 8k, Wages & Taxes fav 15k, Supplies unfav 2k. 22 Lodge: Revenues net of COS unfav 16k, Wages, Taxes & Benefits fav 3.8k, Utils. Fav 8.2k, Supplies fav 2.4k. 23 Tiki Bar: Revenues net of COS unfav 26k, Wages & Taxes fav 13k, Supplies unfav 2.8k, Repairs fav 1k. 24 Contingency & Other fav 65k.



FEBRUARY 2018 â&#x20AC;¢ 51




399,554 (22,502) (322) (1,000)

399,556 (22,503) 1,342 -

(2) 1 (1,664) (1,000)




2,589 -


2,589 (79)





4,080 40,000 13,300 1,500 1,900 625 2,174 15,087 12,466 33,015 1,300 23,599 149,046

(690) 55 (3,201) 101 (3,132) 292 (508) (20) (485) 616 4 4,340 3,535 11,200 203 6,310 2,782 21,402



3,390 55 36,799 101 10,168 1,792 1,392 (20) 140 2,790 4 19,427 16,001 44,215 1,503 6,310 26,381 170,448






114,181 1,063 44,189 1,881 1,153 39,170 1,468 17,713 6,365 115,186 17,925 1,737 65,730 2,699 135,466 14,775 60,843 1,965 5,933 26,237 98 -

92,518 861 42,826 1,801 851 47,939 1,115 17,961 4,721 103,909 18,628 4,061 13,947 1,426 88,456 15,466 51,406 2,275 23,701 46 -








Prior Yr (2016) ACTUAL


359,526 60,844 2 1,750

4,794,498 (270,024) 36,069 11,650

4,794,650 (270,025) 32,000 12,500

(152) 1 4,069 (850)





10,212 586





3,669 37,150 65 8,442 1,491 2,045 3,430 630 14,001 11,870 36,453 2,238 21,190 6,487 149,161

70,978 25,258 123,699 154,335 103,929 183,603 187,142 19,545 (20) 4,750 36,100 3,659 295,454 183,654 535,571 28,164 77,182 94,040 126,793 2,253,836

60,000 22,500 130,000 156,300 102,500 200,000 217,480 22,500 7,500 26,000 3,000 286,550 183,548 543,000 35,000 95,000 120,100 174,000 2,384,978

10,978 2,758 (6,301) (1,965) 1,429 (16,397) (30,338) (2,955) (20) (2,750) 10,100 659 8,904 106 (7,429) (6,836) (17,818) (26,060) (47,207) (131,142)





(21,663) (202) (1,363) (80) (302) 8,769 (353) 248 (1,644) (11,277) 703 2,324 (51,783) (1,273) (47,010) 691 (9,437) 310 (5,933) (2,536) (52) -

-23.4% -23.5% -3.2% -4.4% -35.5% 18.3% -31.7% 1.4% -34.8% -10.9% 3.8% 57.2% -371.3% -89.3% -53.1% 4.5% -18.4% 13.6%

114,916 1,159 44,680 1,704 678 39,062 304 18,277 4,428 134,092 25,198 3,758 1,358 117,711 13,720 57,083 1,914 376 18,978 24 5,483

1,177,916 12,219 184,739 55,116 160,910 432,680 97,542 279,468 60,117 1,053,983 264,731 63,036 452,867 12,090 1,230,660 170,606 734,344 24,172 67,951 156,489 120,760 -












250 81,250

125 81,250

(125) -

-100.0% 0.0%













ACTUAL (110,791) (1,008) (7,390) (1,881) (1,052) (29,002) 324 (17,713) (4,973) (115,206) (17,785) (1,737) (62,940) (2,695) (116,039) 1,226 (16,628) (462) 377 144 (98) -

BUDGET (88,438) (861) (2,826) (1,801) (851) (34,639) 385 (17,961) (2,821) (103,909) (18,003) (4,061) (11,773) (1,426) (73,369) (3,000) (18,391) (975) (102) (46) -

VARIANCE FAVORABLE (UNFAVOR) (22,353) (147) (4,564) (80) (201) 5,637 (61) 248 (2,152) (11,297) 218 2,324 (51,167) (1,269) (42,670) 4,226 1,763 513 377 246 (52) -




0.0% 0.0%


-124.0% -0.7%

699 (2,932)

-8.0% -23.5% 19.5% -26.7% -77.6% 28.3% 28.8% 28.4% 33.9% 15.6% 11.8%



-10.7% -113.0%



10,212 (351)

482,313 34,786 (5,462) (29,525)



5,366 994

4,846 (408) 486,550

18.3% 12.3% -4.8% -1.3% 1.4% -8.2% -13.9% -13.1%

6,573 3,166 21,357 10,540 (6,549) 1,079 (15,644) (5,062) (37,605) (2,545) 36,100 949 23,434 8,975 41,833 (5,427) 17,070 16,746 (15,634) (19,429)


64,405 22,092 102,342 143,795 110,478 182,524 202,786 24,607 37,585 7,295 2,710 272,020 174,679 493,738 33,591 60,112 77,294 142,427 19,429 2,173,909





1,163,094 14,716 188,123 52,584 188,542 497,841 103,842 300,461 58,502 1,087,463 235,398 67,620 458,752 10,022 1,209,772 178,337 688,178 27,300 89,212 173,543 157,668 -

(14,822) 2,497 3,384 (2,532) 27,632 65,161 6,300 20,993 (1,615) 33,480 (29,333) 4,584 5,885 (2,068) (20,888) 7,731 (46,166) 3,128 21,261 17,054 36,908 -

-1.3% 17.0% 1.8% -4.8% 14.7% 13.1% 6.1% 7.0% -2.8% 3.1% -12.5% 6.8% 1.3% -20.6% -1.7% 4.3% -6.7% 11.5% 23.8% 9.8% 23.4%

1,130,443 12,892 188,000 51,727 171,833 430,291 91,603 280,818 63,118 1,197,906 244,118 62,282 9,243 1,169,395 168,570 695,713 26,506 48,861 140,211 121,961 16,990

(47,473) 673 3,261 (3,389) 10,923 (2,389) (5,939) 1,350 3,001 143,923 (20,613) (754) (452,867) (2,847) (61,265) (2,036) (38,631) 2,334 (19,090) (16,278) 1,201 16,990





















50 63,656 (101,183)

1,001 1,625 975,000 (975,624)

36,100 3,659 295,454 183,654 535,571 28,164 77,182 94,040 126,793 -

OPERATING EXPENSES 1,177,916 12,219 184,739 55,116 160,910 432,680 97,542 279,468 60,117 1,053,983 264,731 63,036 452,867 12,090 1,230,660 170,606 734,344 24,172 67,951 156,489 120,760 -



(83,508) 1,500 975,000 (1,060,008)


4,312,185 (304,810) 41,531 41,175



19,545 (20) 4,750

12.7% -6.8%




AMENITY INCOME 70,978 25,258 123,699 154,335 103,929 183,603 187,142

0.0% 0.0%

Prior Yr (2016) ACTUAL

-36.7% 38.8% 22.0% 3.1% 0.1% -1.4% -19.5% -18.8% -21.7% -27.1%

84,509 (125) 84,384

-8.3% 0.0% 8.0%



713 972,531

(912) (2,469)


ACTUAL (1,106,938) 13,039 (61,040) 99,219 (56,981) (249,077) 89,600 (279,468) (40,572) (1,054,003) (259,981) (63,036) (416,767) (8,431) (935,206) 13,048 (198,773) 3,992 9,231 (62,449) 6,033 -

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAVORABLE BUDGET (UNFAVOR) (1,103,094) (3,844) 7,784 5,255 (58,123) (2,917) 103,716 (4,497) (86,042) 29,061 (297,841) 48,764 113,638 (24,038) (300,461) 20,993 (36,002) (4,570) (1,087,463) 33,460 (227,898) (32,083) (67,620) 4,584 (432,752) 15,985 (7,022) (1,409) (923,222) (11,984) 5,211 7,837 (145,178) (53,595) 7,700 (3,708) 5,788 3,443 (53,443) (9,006) 16,332 (10,299) -

Prior Year (2016) VARIANCE FAVORABLE ACTUAL (UNFAVOR) (1,066,038) (40,900) 9,200 3,839 (85,658) 24,618 92,068 7,151 (61,355) 4,374 (247,767) (1,310) 111,183 (21,583) (280,818) 1,350 (38,511) (2,061) (1,160,321) 106,318 (236,823) (23,158) (62,282) (754) n/a (6,533) (1,898) (897,375) (37,831) 6,109 6,939 (201,975) 3,202 7,085 (3,093) 11,251 (2,020) (62,917) 468 20,466 (14,433) 2,439 (2,439)





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




52 â&#x20AC;¢ FEBRUARY 2018




2017 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES- As of December 31, 2017 (Unaudited) New Capital Projects CCTV Cameras - Replacements Dog Park Fencing




Spent to Date

Public Safety




Public Works/Laure




Under (Over) 250 800

Ice Rink Pavillion ADA Lifts at Pools

Ski Hill




Public Works/Pools





(2) Pedal Boats






A/C Unit for Recenter Media and Server Room






Flooring - Nautilus Area






Deerfield Lake - Phosphorus Reduction Design & Install POA ADA Ramp Railing

Lake Mgmnt





Public Works/POA B 40-90




Unitrends Backup Server






Network Storage Device Clubhouse Generator






ADA Rails at Clubhouse

Public Works/Clubh





Public Works/Clubh





2016 Carryover Projects Carry Over Pole Barn

Ski Hill

12-70 203,650 Adjusted Budget










Capital Reserve Projects 2017 Ford Police Interceptor

Public Safety




2017 Ford Police Interceptor

Public Safety





Laurel Park Access Gates

Public Safety





CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety





Network Printer Main and North Gate Public Safety Dog Park Fencing

Public Safety





Public Works/Laure





Lighting Upgrade - Tub Run & Easy Rider (17@693) Phase Ski Hill




Rental Equipment Replacement (Rotation) Marina Docks

Ski Hill




Public Works/Marin




4,324 (5,561)

Main Pool Repair

(1,017) (305)

Public Works/Pools




Solar Cover Reel






Killerspin MyT10 Clubpro Table Tennis Table OSC Playground






Public Works/Recre










Flooring - Nautilus Area












Golf Maintenance Siding Replacement

Public Works/Golf M 19-90




Golf Maintenance Roof Replacement

Public Works/Golf M 19-91




Golf Maintenance Parking Lot

Public Works/Golf M 19-92



Golf Maintenance Gas Tank Removal/Replacement

Public Works/Golf M 19-93



(7,660) 3,644



2500 Series Pickup Truck





Snow Plows (2)






Backhoe Major Repair/Refurbish

Facilities Maintenan





Road Paving - Small Projects & Guard Rails

Public Works




Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 1 (5 of 10)

Public Works




Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 2 (3 of 10)

Public Works





Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 2 (Bal of 1 of 10) Public Works





(10,000) *

(837) -

Stormwater Management - Small Culvert Replacement

Public Works





Stormwater Management - Swale & Miscellaneous Repair

Public Works





Maintenance Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works




Engineering Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works




Deerield Lake - Aeration System Replacement

Lake Mgmnt




14,711 (898) 1,225

PC/Workstation Inventory Replacement





PC/POS Inventory Replacement






Network 10GB Transceivers (2)






Network POE Switches (2) Community Signs






Public Works/Signa










Public Works/Lodge 80-90




Public Works/Lodge 80-91




APC Power Backups & Wireless Access Points Lodge Decking and Brick Repoint Lodge AC Unit Unbudgeted Capital North Rec Building Repairs



8,900 **


Genie Lift Major Repairs

Public Works


9,915 **


Kiddie Pool Major Repairs

Public Works


2,275 **


POA HVAC Replacement Unit

Public Works


1,686 **


Truck 200 - Major Repair

Public Works


Reach in Cooler - Complete Rebuild

Public Works


2,500 **


Reach in Cooler - Complete Rebuild

Public Works


2,431 7,102 ** 1,220,635

* Prior Carry Over


Adjusted Budget


7,102 1,170,647





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

Total All Funds

1,424,285 Adjusted Budget

40,213 1,464,498


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This Month in History February 1 2003 - Sixteen minutes before it was scheduled to land, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart in flight over west Texas, killing all seven crew members. This was the second space shuttle lost in flight. In January 1986, Challenger exploded during liftoff. February 2 In weather lore, if a groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, or marmot emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow winter will soon end. If on the other hand, it is sunny and the groundhog sees its shadow, winter will continue for 6 more weeks. February 3 1870 - The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing the right of citizens to vote, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. 1913 - The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting Congress the authority to collect income taxes. 2010 - The box office movie success Avatar becomes the highest grossing film in the U.S. and Canada and surpasses 2 billion dollars mark in worldwide sales. February 4 1932 - The first Winter Olympics to be held in the United States. These games took place in Lake Placid, New York. 1974 - Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is kidnapped in Berkeley, California by the Symbionese Liberation Army. 1997 - A civil jury panel in Santa Monica, CA had determined that O.J. Simpson was guilty of the deaths of both his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman. He had originally been acquitted in the year 1995. 2004 - Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg. February 5 1922 - DeWitt Wallace and his wife Lila Wallace publish the first Reader’s Digest magazine designed to provide abridged articles on a wide variety of subjects, for easy reading. February 6 1943 - Frank Sinatra makes his singing debut on the popular radio show “Your Hit Parade.” His career takes off after that and he eventually becomes one of the most respected vocalists of all time. 1952 - King George VI of England died. Upon his death, his daughter Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Her actual coronation took place on June 2, 1953. February 7 1958 - Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc 2011 - AOL purchases the liberal website, The Huffington Post, for $315 million. 2014 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Ends February 8 1910 - The Boy Scouts of America was founded by William Boyce in Washington, D.C., modeled after the British Boy Scouts. 1973 - The US Senate approved the formation of a special committee to investigate the Watergate bugging

incident. 2005 - Leaders of both Palestine and Israel declare a truce in what many hope will be a “new era of peace.” February 9 1943 - During World War II in the Pacific, U.S. troops captured Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands after six months of battle, with 9,000 Japanese and 2,000 Americans killed. 1953 - WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast 1964 - 1st appearance of Beatles on “Ed Sullivan Show” (73.7 million viewers) February 10 1942 - The first Medal of Honor during World War II was awarded to 2nd Lt. Alexander Nininger (posthumously) for heroism during the Battle of Bataan. February 11 1990 - In South Africa, Nelson Mandela, at age 71, was released from prison after serving 27 years of a life sentence on charges of attempting to overthrow the apartheid government. In April 1994, he was elected president in the first all-race elections. 2011 - In Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak resigns. February 12 2011 - Archaeologists have found the ship that belonged to Captain George Pollard who inspired Herman Melville’s novel ‘Moby Dick.’ The Two Brothers whaling ship’s remains were found off the coast of Hawaii. The ship sank in 1823 when it hit a coral reef. February 13 1945 - During World War II in Europe, British and American planes began massive bombing raids on Dresden, Germany. A four-day firestorm erupted that was visible for 200 miles and engulfed the historic old city, killing an estimated 135,000 German civilians. 2000 - On the day after Charles M. Schultz died the comic strip “Peanuts” appeared in newspapers for the last time. The characters of “Peanuts” included Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy, Woodstock, and others. February 14 1929 - The St. Valentine’s Day massacre occurred in Chicago as seven members of the Bugs Moran gang were gunned down by five of Al Capone’s mobsters posing as police. 1962 - Jacqueline Kennedy gives a tour of the White House shown on Television which 3 out of 4 Americans watch on TV. 2013 - Oscar Pistorius, who had recently competed in both the Olympics and Paralympics as a runner, was arrested over shooting and killing his model/actress girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. February 15 1989 - Soviet Russia completed its military withdrawal from Afghanistan after nine years of unsuccessful involvement in the civil war between Muslim rebel groups and the Russian-backed Afghan government. Over 15,000 Russian soldiers had been killed in the fighting. February 16 1968 - The first 911 emergency telephone

system is inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala. but due to problems with telephone service boundaries and electromechanical switching equipment which could not recognize the 911 number it is not until the mid 1980s that 911 works countrywide. February 17 1865 - During the American Civil War, Fort Sumter in South Carolina was returned to the Union after nearly a year and a half under Confederate control. The fort had been the scene of the first shots of the war. February 18 1977 - The space shuttle Enterprise, sitting atop a Boeing 747, went on its maiden flight above the Mojave Desert. February 19 1942 - Internment of Japanese Americans began after President Franklin Roosevelt issued an Executive Order requiring those living on the Pacific coast to report for relocation. Over 110,000 persons therefore shut down their businesses, sold off their property, quit school and moved inland to the relocation centers. February 20 1962 - Astronaut John Glenn became the first American launched into orbit, traveling aboard the “Friendship 7” spacecraft. Glenn was the third American in space, preceded by Alan Shepard and Virgil “Gus” Grissom who had each completed short sub-orbital flights. All of them had been preceded by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who was the first human in space, completing one orbit on April 12, 1961 - a feat that intensified the already ongoing Space Race between the Russians and Americans. Glenn’s successful flight showed the Americans had caught up and was followed in September 1962 by President John F. Kennedy’s open call to land an American on the moon before the decade’s end. 2003 - A fire at a rock concert in a Rhode Island, nightclub kills 100 people and seriously injures almost 200 more . The cause was traced to a pyrotechnics display which set fire to the soundproofing foam on the ceiling. February 21 1965 - Former Black Muslim leader Malcolm X (1925-1965) was shot and killed while delivering a speech in a ballroom in New York City. 1972 - President Richard Nixon arrived in China for historic meetings with Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Premier Chou En-lai. 1994 - CIA agent Aldrich Ames was arrested on charges he spied for the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. February 22 1879 - Frank Winfield Woolworth opens the Great 5 Cents Store in Utica, New York. Pledging to sell “nothing” that cost more than a nickel expanding over the next 50 years to 1000 stores, but due to changes in the retail market the last Woolworths shop in the United States was closed down on July 17, 1997. 1956 - In Montgomery, Alabama, 80 participants in the three-month-old bus boycott voluntarily gave themselves up for arrest after an ultimatum from white city leaders. Martin Luther King and

Rosa Parks were among those arrested. Later in 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court mandated desegregation of the buses. 1980 - The United States hockey team, composed in great part of college players, defeat the defending champions and favorites to win the gold medal Soviet Union squad by 4-3. 1997 - Scottish scientists from the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh announce they have successfully cloned an adult sheep named Dolly, The sheep was born in July of 1996, and Dolly was the world’s first cloned mammal. February 23 1942 - During World War II, the first attack on the U.S. mainland occurred as a Japanese submarine shelled an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California, causing minor damage. 1991 - In Desert Storm, the Allied ground offensive began after a devastating month-long air campaign targeting Iraqi troops in both Iraq and Kuwait. 1997 - For the first time ever, a movie had been shown on television without commercial interruptions. The movie the Schindler’s List, a movie about the saving of the lives of Jewish factory workers in Germany, was aired on NBC on this date. February 24 1940 - The song “When You Wish Upon a Star” is recorded by Frances Langford. It becomes a major hit and it is still one of the most recognizable songs today. February 25 1964 - Cassius Clay, defeated Sonny Liston when Liston retired at the end of the sixth round in Miami to become Heavyweight Champion of the World. 1982 - Final episode of “The Lawrence Welk Show” airs. February 26 2011 - The United States’ space shuttle Discovery docked at the International Space Station for the last time. After the last trip, the Discovery is set to become a museum attraction, as well as the other shuttles in its fleet. February 27 1991 - In Desert Storm, the 100-hour ground war ended as Allied troops entered Kuwait just four days after launching their offensive against Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces. February 28 1983 - The final episode of M*A*S*H, a series about the staff of an Army hospital during the Korean War entitled ( Goodbye, Farewell and Amen ) became the mostwatched television episode in U.S. history, with viewer estimates at 106 million Americans. 1991 - The gulf war is over following Iraq accepting all 12 resolutions made by the United Nations. 1993 - A raid by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ATF agents who were trying to serve warrants for illegal guns on the heavily armed compound of a religious cult 10 miles outside of Waco, Texas turns into a bloody gun battle, leaving at least four Federal agents and two cult members dead and at least 15 agents injured.

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Chocolate soufflé perfect for Valentine’s Day

Anything goes when buying Valentine’s Day treats for one’s sweetheart. But if one unofficial rule governs the giving of treats on Valentine’s Day, it’s that chocolate should be involved. Men and women who want to surprise their significant others with a homemade chocolate treat this Valentine’s Day can try the following recipe for “Chilled Chocolate Soufflé with Lots of Ginger” courtesy of Lori Longbotham’s “Luscious Creamy Desserts” (Chronicle Books).

Chilled Chocolate Soufflé with Lots of Ginger Serves 4 to 6 1/2 cup water 1 1/4-ounce envelope plain gelatin 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons brandy

6 large eggs, separated 3/4 cup sugar Pinch of salt 3 large egg whites 1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger 1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Step 1: Wrap a long, folded strip of heavyduty aluminum foil or parchment paper around a 5-cup soufflé dish to form a collar that extends about 3 inches above the rim of the dish, and secure it with tape or string. Lightly oil the dish and the inside of the foil. Refrigerate the dish until ready to use. Step 2: Pour 1/4 cup of the water into a small bowl and sprinkle with the gelatin. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until softened. Step 3: Place the bowl with the gelatin in a larger bowl of hot water and stir until the gelatin has dissolved and the liquid is clear. Step 4: Melt the chocolate and butter with the cocoa in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of about 11/2 inches of barely simmering water, whisking occasionally until smooth. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and whisk in the remaining 1/4 cup water and the brandy. Step 5: With a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the egg yolks, 1/2 cup of the sugar, and the salt in a large, deep heatproof bowl until well combined. Set the bowl over the saucepan of barely simmering water and beat for 15 minutes, or until the mixture is very thick and pale. Beat in the chocolate mixture just until combined. Remove the bowl from the heat, add the gelatin mixture, and beat until the mixture cools to room temperature. Step 6: With clean beaters, on medium speed, beat the egg whites in a large, deep clean bowl until the whites form soft peaks when the beaters are lifted. Increase the heat to medium-high and sprinkle in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat until the whites form stiff peaks. Beat in the ginger. Step 7: With clean beaters, beat the heavy cream and vanilla on high speed in a medium bowl just until the cream forms stiff peaks. Step 8: Place the bowl of egg yolk mixture in a larger bowl of ice water and whisk just until it begins to thicken and set. With a whisk, gently fold in the whipped cream, and then the egg whites. Pour into the soufflé dish and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until thoroughly chilled and set, for up to 24 hours. Step 9: To serve, remove the collar from the soufflé. Present the soufflé at the table, and spoon onto the dessert plates.

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Serve breakfast in bed this Valentine’s Day Serving breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day is a romantic way to begin this day that has become synonymous with affection and romance. Of course, pouring a bowl of cereal and bringing it upstairs won’t have the same impact as whipping up a homemade breakfast. Those who want to impress their sweethearts this Valentine’s Day and start the day off right can prepare the following recipe for “Strawberry-Glazed French Toast with Sweetened Sour Cream” courtesy of Betty Rosbottom’s “Sunday Brunch” (Chronicle Books).

Strawberry-Glazed French Toast with Sweetened Sour Cream Serves 4

8 1-inch-thick bread slices, cut from a country or peasant loaf (see note 1) 2 cups half-and-half 4 egg yolks 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, plus 1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/3 cup strawberry jam or preserves (see note 2)

1. Arrange a rack at center position and preheat the oven to 400 F. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and bake until dry and very lightly browned, about 8 minutes per side. Watch carefully so that the bread does not burn. Remove the bread from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 200 F. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, egg yolks, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour the mixture into a shallow pan (a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish works well). Add the toasted bread slices and soak them 4 minutes per side. Remove to a large plate or platter. 3. Place a large, heavy frying pan over low to medium heat. Add about 2 teaspoons of the butter, or enough to coat the bottom of the pan lightly. When melted, add enough bread slices to fit comfortably in a single layer. Cook slowly until the slices are golden brown and crisp on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Remove to a baking sheet and place in the warm oven. Repeat, adding more butter to the pan as needed until all the bread slices have been sautéed. 4. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, granulated sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. 5. When ready to serve, spread each toast with a thin coating of strawberry jam and top with a dollop of sweetened sour cream. Note 1: The best bread for this dish is an unsliced loaf of good-quality peasant or country bread, preferably one without an extra-hard crust. One that is rectangular, rather than round, is more convenient, but either will do. Cut off the ends of the loaf, and reserve for another use. Then slice the bread into 1-inch-thick slices. If your loaf is large and the slices seem large, cut them in half. Note 2: You can try other jams, preserves or marmalades. Cherry, raspberry or peach preserves and orange marmalade are other possibilities.

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The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) held its annual Holiday party on Thursday, December 14. The event was spectacular, as always, with great food and great entertainment. Everyone there had a sensational time.

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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 state-of-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 John at (570) 698-6227 for details.

Box Tops for Education is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs. Over 80,000 Pre-K - 8 grades participate. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents for your school. Schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need. Computers, books, playground equipment, and classroom supplies are just some of the ways schools have chosen to use funds raised through Box Tops for Education. You can find hundreds of products with Box Tops including cereals, frozen foods, baking items, snacks, juices, paper products, waste bags, school and office supplies, etc. Look out for brands that participate in this program. The Hideout will have three collection boxes to support our local Western Wayne School District. The collection boxes are located in the Clubhouse, the Recreational Sports Complex, and the Registration Office. We encourage our members and guests to clip Box Tops and place them in these collection boxes. Expired Box Tops or those that have been photocopied are not accepted. Your support will directly help the children of our community!

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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.

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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 Bongo’s Roadhouse, Rte 191. Public is welcome to attend and learn more about Rotary. HOT WING AND PIZZA SALE - Sun., February 4, 1:00-6:00 p.m. or until sold out at the Jefferson Township Fire Company, 405 Cortez Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Pre-orders recommended by calling (570) 689-2829 or logging onto BREAKFAST BUFFET AND OMELETTE STATION - Sun., February 11, 8:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. at the Lake Ariel Vol. Fire Co. VENISON FEAST - at the Ledgedale Vol. Fire Co. Sat., February 17, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Venison prepared many different ways. Contributions at the door. Mounted trophy bucks on display .Everyone Welcome!!! 1ST ANNUAL SPORTSMAN EXTRAVAGANZA - Sat., March 17 at the Bingo Hall 4:00-9:00 p.m. at the Hamlin Fire & Rescue Station 67. Raffle tickets include food and beverages. Cost is $10 per ticket - see a member! All proceeds benefit Hamlin Fire & Rescue. Raffles, Tricky Trays & Giveaways. Grand Prize: Rays Fishing Guide service will provide an 8 hour Striper fishing trip for two on Lake Wallenpaupack.Other prizes include fishing poles, gas grills, cabin tents, trolling motors, fish finder, and Pocono Raceway ickets, etc.

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Attention Members - Motion Effective January 1, 2016 Reference: Existing Board Resolutions #10-63:

Puzzle answers from page 45 CRYPTO FUN ANSWERS A. melted B. creamy C. dark D. tasty

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.

Obituary Guidelines To submit an obituary (Hideout members only) please follow the guidelines below (350 words or less). To include a photo, please email or deliver/mail to the Hideout POA, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. • The person’s full and complete name, grandchildren date of birth as well as date of death • Add where he or she went to school and graduated from • Names of husband or wife

ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Lake Ariel. Mass: Sat., 4pm; Sun., 8am and 11am. Father Stephen Stavoy (570) 698-5584. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Ledgedale. Mass: Sat. 4:00pm; Sun. 9:30am Father Stephen Stavoy. (570) 698-5584. SALEM COMMUNITY CHURCH (United Methodist Congregation) Rte 590, Hamlin; Sunday Service 10:30 am. Pastor Jeff L. Rarich, PHD; Church Office (570) 689-6011 LAKE ARIEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Maple St., Lake Ariel; Sunday Service @ 9:00 am. Pastor Fred Snyder; Church Office 570-226-6713 LAKEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 431 Purdytown Turnpike (Rt. 590), Lakeville; Sunday Service @ 10:30 am. Pastor Fred Snyder; Church Office 570-2266713 CORTEZ UMC, Cortez Rd. Past. Art Yetter. Church 9am. (570) 698-4015. FREE METHODIST CHURCH, S. Canaan. 19 St. Tikhons Rd. William G. Rushik, Pastor (570) 937-4385. Worship Schedule: 8:45am


Please Contact Debbie McGowan at to announce your child’s birthday in The Hideabout Newspaper by the fifteenth of the previous month. Your picture will be returned upon request.

Returning Home

NOTE 2): Revenues from initial fines and any additional penalties will be used to offset wildlife management expenses in the Land and Environmental Planning Department.

and names of children, number of


• Services/Mass/Cemetery information.

Returning home the air is still The leaves of color mark the hill Just as before there soon will be Leaves falling from those big old trees We walk the path and whisk away The season changed in just a day The air is heavy as Fall persists To turn again its seasons trick What beauty the artist tries to paint Instead they just insult and taint For only Nature has the right To what she serves us up in sight We may question we may even crave The beauty of those summer days Let us enjoy the hill as it turns bare And Nature starts her just repair Let us not give a moment’s thought

Area Worship Services

Early worship; 10am Sun School; 11am. Worship; Wednesday 6:30pm Youth Serv.

ST JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 564 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin. The Rev’d. Ronald R. Miller, Ph.D. - Services of Holy Communion Sundays 8am & 10am. (570) 689-9260. Email: Web: Parish Office Hours:10:00am-3:00pm Mon, Wed & Fri. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 815 Church St., Hawley (570) 226-4835. Visitors welcome. Sunday Worship: 11am Sunday school & nursery during worship. Coffee Hour after service. Worship Services-Monthly. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 201 Tenth Street, Honesdale (570) 2535451. Sunday services: 9am contemporary service held at The Vineyard, 761 Paris St., 11am traditional in Honesdale. CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Junction of 435 & 590, Elmhurst, PA (570) 842-1454. Pastor Ron-(570)-383-0888. Sunday Worship Services, 9 & 11am. Communion-1st Sat of the month “Alive at Five Spirit filled worship service, 6pm.

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, (Greentown) Sun School-9:30am. Morn. Worship 10:45am. Sun Evening Praise & Worship-6pm. HAMLIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 613 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA. (570) 689-2630. Pastor: Kenneth Claflin. Sunday Worship 10:30AM. Sunday School (all ages) 9:30AM. Wed Family Night 6:30PM. NEWFOUNDLAND MORAVIAN CHURCH, (Newfoundland Rts. 191 & 507) Rev. Tammie Rinker-Services Sunday School & Coffee Club-9:30am. Morning Worship 10:45am. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court St., Honesdale, PA 18431 (Court & 7th St.) Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. Liza Roos Lucy, President (570) 226-4571. TEMPLE HESED, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA Rabbi Daniel Swartz. Shabbat Services Friday 8pm Interfaith and GLBT Families welcome. (570) 344-7201.

ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church St, Hawley, PA (570) 226-2411. Pastor: Rev. Colleen Cox. Sunday Service of Holy Communion: 9:30am-

To scenes we miss it is for naught For soon the season will abide Bringing forth what it now hides Our hearts and minds begin to roam We walk the path of dirt and stone A cool breeze sets the evening tone The air no longer still A streak reflects the slightest light The day will soon give way to night It seems to fight a top the hill As if the sun has its will The chill persists we quick our step Returning home from where we roam To where we are fulfilled. WOLRAD/2018

year round. Sunday School 9:30am (Sept-June). All welcome! CANAAN BIBLE CHAPEL, Home of Canaan Christian Academy, Pastor Daniel Henwood, 30 Hemlock Rd, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. (570) 937-4848-Fax (570) 937-4800. Services: Sun 10am & 6pm (Lighthouse Kids, Youth Group & Adult Bible Study). Sun. School 8:45am. Wed 7pm-Bible Study & Prayer. MONASTERY OF ST. TIKHON OF ZADONSK - 175 St. Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18472 / (570) 937-4390 Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 4:30 p.m. Vespers and Matins. Sat: 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 4 p.m. Vigil Sun: 9:30a.m. Divine Liturgy, 4 p.m. Vespers and Matins. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOLLISTERVILLE, 23 Pond Road, Moscow, PA 18444. (570) 689-3071. email: Pastor Jim Sheridan. Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m.

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• FREE Lot #3303 2017 and Dues up to date. 973-340-8222 Editors note: look for their classified ad on our website at

• Firewood for Sale Seasoned/Cut and Split Call Marty 570-470-1914 will stack for extra

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

• Lot For Sale by Owner 3262 Northgate Road, Build your dream house $1,000 or best offer please email Editors note: look for their classified ad on our website at

HOMES FOR RENT • Book your Vacation or Full Time Rentals with your Hideout Specialists, Re/Max Best. 570-698-7299/ 800-577-5005,, Editors note: look for their ad on our website at

• Quality Seasoned Firewood $230 per Full Cord $125 per 1/2 Cord Stacking Available 570-470-8652 Editors note: look for their classified ad on our website at

A character is every space that you use whether it is a letter, number, punctuation mark, or blank space. Please call for Classified and Business Classified Rates at 570-630-3707.

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

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!

All classified ads are due by the 20th of the month to run in the following month’s Hideabout. Payment is due before printing.

Free Simple Will Service for Retirees


Any questions about advertising? Call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707

Attorney Chris Farrell has offered to volunteer his time to retired Hideout Residents for free Simple Will Service. Please contact Brooke Craven to schedule an appointment at (570) 698-4100, ext. 109.


To advertise on the classified page either fill out the ad form below & mail in or go to the Hideout’s website and submit a form online. NO REFUNDS ON CLASSIFIED ADS.

Make check payable to: The Hideout POA & Mail to: The Hideout POA, Attn: Lisa Green, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Name: Mailing address: Contract Phone: Date:


•BBB Accredited Business A+ Rating •Fees 1/2 of other Accountants •BBA in Accounting •20+ Years Experience •Tax Preparation •Bookkeeping •Payroll Ray Labutis

(570) 698-7465

1002 Forest Lane POA Member

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

POA Phone Extensions (570) 698-4100


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CBS Construction, LLC “Start to finish, one job at a time.”

Tel: (570) 352-5351

Chris Wakely Owner Operated

Retired N.Y.C.M.O.S.

Professional Grooming & Boarding Free Graduate of Merryfi eld Academy ofIN Animal Technicians Insured Estimates SPECIALIZING :

AskDfor Lisa or John (Yes, ECKS , REMODELING , KITCHENS & RMascot!) OOFS Mozart, B isATHS still our

(570) Referrals available FROM226-6178 HANDYMAN REPAIRS TO ADDITIONS!

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

Dial (570) plus number

Call serviced within 24 hours! Most same day!


Precision Tree Co. ...branching out to meet your needs!

570-885-1375 Tree Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding Storm Damage & Cleanup Landscaping Services 24 Hour Emergency Service References Available

• Free Estimates • Fully Insured Visit our website:

110 Gravity Road Lake Ariel, PA 18436 PA HIC # 043354 Bus. (570) 698-8797 Fax (570) 698-6721 Fully Insured Over 20 years experience

- Winterization Specialist - Guarantee No Broken Pipes - We do house checks!

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

“We’re Showing Some Love” Sale! February 10th-25th 15% off anything over $10.00 & 20% off anything over $75.00

All tucked inside a beautiful 2700 sq. ft. Victorian Home Mon., Thurs., Fri. 10-4 Sat. 10-5, on Route 191 in Hamlin PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHOP LOCAL!

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


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

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

Please let our advertisers know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER!


Check websiteat: at: Check out out our website for information, for all all committee committee information, meeting dates, meeting dates, and andanything anything and everything everything and happening in the theHideout. Hideout. happening in


(570) 698-0970 698-0970 (570) Cell (570) 840-9452 POA POAMEMBER MEMBER Cell (570) 840-9452


Need a - Tree Trimming - Tree Removal Gift, - Emergency Storm Work Souvenir, TREE SERVICE - Firewood Delivery 570-689-7516 - Lot Clearing Hideout Logo Merchandise?


- Stump Grinding

Our Recreation Department located at the RSC will be happy to accommodate you!

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Integra Clean & Dry

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JT’s Painting & Contracting

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All Trades Construction Services, Inc. Page 11

James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc.

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Allatto’s Painting Page 56

Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating

Page 59

Apple Maintenance Inc.

Page 22

JNJ Painting & More

Page 26

Aurel’s TV & Appliances

Page 24

John T. Bolles General Contracting

Page 48

Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 13

John’s Italian Restaurant

Page 24

BTM Flooring

A to Z Maintenance

Al Dente’s Pizzeria

Page 14


Bug E. Bug Pest Control

Page 48

Kenneth Burger Contracting

Page 12

Canine Connection

Page 59

Koberlein Septic

Page 18

Carey Construction

Page 10

Lakeside Home Rentals

Page 56

Carman Electrical Svc., Inc.

Page 6

Liberty Restaurant

Page 6

CBS Construction, LLC.

Page 56

Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc.

Page 48

Century 21 - Hamlin Office

Page 49

Mike’s Walk-In Carpet

Page 26

Christopher Farrell, Attorney at Law Page 11

Modern Hearing Aid Solutions

Page 12

CM’s Construction, Inc.

Page 56

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MRC Property Management

Colors Unite Painting

Page 48

Nikolas Plumbing and Heating LLC Page 56

Cover All Painting Co.

Page 23

Past Impressions

Page 59

Curt Putman’s Tree Service Page 59

Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA

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Duffy Plumbing

Page 19

Precision Tree Co.

Page 59

Elite Home Improvement, Inc.

Page 56

Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services

Page 59

ERA One Source Realty

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Eva’s Play Pups Page 10

Resnick’s Mattress Warehouse

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Falcon Oil & Propane

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Scotty’s Services Inc.

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Family First Vision Center

Page 48

Serenity Plowing Page 11

Forbes Pest Control Page 59

Shingle Me Page 12

Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 48

Ski Big Bear Page 48

Green Man Exterminator, LLC

Spring Garden Chinese Buffet

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Heller’s Gas Page 23

St. Mary’s Villa Page 22

Huckabee Plumbing Service

The Hideout Realty Group

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