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NOVEMBER 2021 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 11

2021-2022 Board of Directors

l to r: Robert L. Tressler II - Treasurer, Louis Delli Santi - Vice President, Andrew Miller - President, Richard Yocum - Chairman, and Richard A. Guiffredo - Secretary not pictured: Jerry Restaino - Director and Michael Terranova - Director President's Message .........................3 BOD Meeting Minutes ................20, 22 Community Manager's Message ......4 Golf Page ..........................................21 Chairman's Message .........................4 Committee Minutes ........25, 26, 28, 29 Public Safety Corner .........................5 Recreation ................33, 35, 36, 37, 38 Facilities Corner ................................5 Financials ..................................48 - 51 Communications Corner ...................6 Area Worship Services ....................51 Recreation Corner .............................6 Employment ..............................52 - 55 Food & Beverage Corner ..................6 Hideout Phone Numbers .......7, 65, 67 Management Team Contacts ............7 Information You Should Know Clubhouse ...................................8 - 12 ........65 Classified ..........................................66 Environmental Page ........................14 Advertisers' Directory .....................68


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Dave & Marie Kovaleski

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Gardner

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BROKER/OWNERS Charts and statistics are based on information from the Pike/Wayne MLS for the period of 1/1/2021 through 9/20/2021. If you have a real estate contract with another real estate broker please disregard this letter. All information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.

Christina Warwick


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NOVEMBER 2021 • 3

FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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t’s an honor to be asked to serve as president of The Hideout Board of Directors for another year. I appreciate the support of my fellow Board Members. Congratulations to Treasurer Robert Tressler and Secretary Rich Guiffredo. We look forward to working with you in the new term. Congratulations to Chair Rick Yocum and Vice President Lou Delli Santi along with Directors Jerry Restaino and Mike Terranova. We appreciate everyone who took the time to vote electronically or by paper ballot. We have much work to do on behalf of The Hideout.

During our Annual Meeting on October 17th, the prior Board passed important resolutions concerning our Governing Documents. This includes the make-up of the Budget Committee, the prohibition of Board Members from entering into contracts with The Hideout to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, updates to the roles of Board Officers, and clarity on Public Safety’s role in the disciplinary process. These proposed bylaw amendments will be mailed to the membership with the dues package. We thank the Governing Documents Committee for their efforts to update our bylaws. It’s tedious but very necessary

work to ensure that our bylaws efficiently govern how the POA operates. As of the publication due date, The Hideout has been carefully monitoring the latest COVID-19 guidance from the White House and Governor Wolf. The Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration has requested that the White House Office of Management and Budget approve its Emergency Temporary Standard mandating either COVID-19 vaccinations or testing for all employers with 100 or more employees, which will include The Hideout. Like most other employers, this can impact The Hideout across all departments, given that 70% of Pennsylvanians are vaccinated. The POA and all of our departments have been working hard to recruit and retain staff, including hosting job fairs, raising salaries to be competitive with other employers, and offering COVID-19 testing and vaccines to staff. We appreciate your continued patience as we continue to navigate the complexities of the pandemic. I know our dedicated staff is working hard to provide the membership with the best experience possible. If you know of anyone interested in joining The Hideout team, please go to

https://www. hideoutassoc. com/ and click on the employment tab.

Tuesday, November 2nd

Polls are open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wishing you good things as the holiday season begins. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope your day is filled with joy, good food, and family. ■

The Board recently initiated a new program to recognize Hideout Members who are marking special milestones. If any member you know is celebrating a special milestone or serving our nation overseas and deserves recognition, please contact Lisa Green at LGreen@thehideout.us for more information. Andrew Miller, President of The Hideout Board of Directors

For more information on Committee & Board of Directors Meetings, please visit the Event Calendar on The Hideout website. Sign in at: www.hideoutassoc.com and find the calendar under "Member Central."

Happy Thanksgiving to our Friends & Neighbors from all of us at CENTURY 21® Select Group!


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FROM LARRY FROTTEN

Community Manager’s Message

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taff and Members

Mr. Frotten,

The election for the Board of Directors has been completed. We congratulate the two new Board members Bob Tressler and Rich Guiffredo and Rick Yocum who was reelected for another three-year term. The POA looks forward to working with the new Board and continuing the progress that has been made restoring our infrastructure and maintaining a dedicated work force. We wish the Board success in their efforts in maintaining The Hideout as the premier community in North East PA. We thank all who voted and were pleased with the members who used the online voting. This was the first time we employed online voting along with paper ballots and we believe the results indicate members liked the online option. The holiday season is fast approaching and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. We should all take the time to enjoy family and friends. Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and being thankful for all the opportunities we have. We hope you will take the time to enjoy this holiday and wish you all the joy holidays bring. The POA receives many messages from members. Most messages are very complimentary and some critical with suggestions. We welcome all input from our members because they serve to let us know where we are succeeding and where we need to improve. The Hideout employees are a team and employees from various departments will work with others to accomplish a task. The Hideout Food and Beverage amenity as well as the food service industry has had difficulty maintaining adequate staff. However, recently the team got together to perform a function for one of our members. We want to share with you a letter written to the POA by the members who planned the function. The letter is reprinted with their permission. This function was accomplished with the help of administration staff and the excellent staff at Food and Beverage.

I'm writing to let you know about how your "Dream Team" - Annmarie, Brett, and Arlene - made our son's wedding on September 25th at the Lodge magical! Annmarie stepped up after Ashley left just weeks before the wedding. She coordinated the Hideout staff and arranged to have everyone meet. Annmarie, Brett, and Arlene were patient and took the time to understand the bride and groom's dream. My son and his new wife discussed every detail of their wedding, from being married on the beach to being able to customize the look of the lodge with their own decorations and flowers. Your staff listened carefully and were available to help make sure that no detail was overlooked! The night of the wedding was spectacular and went really smoothly. Arlene made sure we all were where we were supposed to be and took on all of the stress herself. We all felt like guests (quite a feat)! She made sure that the bride, groom, and all of the wedding party were served appetizers so that they didn't miss a thing - even as they were having pictures taken out on the beach. As for the food...All I can say is Brett is truly gifted! The food was exquisite! We were so proud that The Hideout delivered a fine food, dining experience to our guests. It was quite the party!! Everyone is aware of the staffing shortage and how that has hurt the foodservice industry. Many people seem to have heard about our son's wedding and we are making sure to tell everyone we speak with what a great event the Hideout hosted. Thank you! Sincerely, Rosellyn & Alex Grohol ■

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

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

FROM RICHARD YOCUM

Chairman's Message

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ith Thanksgiving at the end of the month, I have many people to thank.

dedication makes The Hideout a great place to live, work, and play.

It was wonderful to see and meet so many of our members at the Annual The Annual Meeting. I want to take this opportunity Meeting also gave to thank the community for choosing us the opportunity myself to serve on The Hideout Board of to recognize Directors and look forward to representing and thank our you for the next three years. I would committee chairs for their leadership. also like to take this opportunity to Thank you to all our committee members. congratulate and welcome two new You have volunteered your time and members to the Board of HIDEOUT Directors POA – BOARDideas and The Hideout is a better place OF DIRECTORS Bob Tressler and Rich Guiffredo. I look because of your efforts. 2021 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS forward to working with them and the In this article I have thanked many rest of your Board of Directors. FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 2021 I wouldWORKSHOP MEETING 1 PM to The ZOOM people for their dedication Hideout also like to thank the Board for selecting community. I would be remiss if I didn’t myself as the Board Chair for the new express a very special heart feltZOOM thank SATURDAY JANUARY 2021you for REGULAR MEETING 9 AM term. I am honored and 23, thank you to the spouses and loved ones of your confidence. As members of your all those who volunteer their time to our FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2021 WORKSHOP MEETING 1 PM ZOOM Board of Directors we may not agree on community. Whether one is a Board everything, but we will respect each other member or a committee member, we and work together for the20,betterment ofREGULAR MEETING SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2021 AM the ZOOM would not be able to 9spend time our entire Hideout community. needed to fulfill our responsibilities At the AnnualMARCH Meeting get to without your love and1 PM support. As for me FRIDAY 12,we 2021 WORKSHOP MEETING ZOOM introduce and thank our management personally…thank you Beth. team. I want to thank SATURDAY MARCHour 20,Community 2021 REGULARNovember MEETING is that time 9 AMof yearZOOM when we Manager Larry Frotten for his hard work celebrate Thanksgiving. A time when we and team leadership. Larry has put gather with family and friends toZOOM reflect FRIDAYa great APRIL 9, 2021 1 PM together team of Department WORKSHOP MEETING and give thanks for all we have. Managers and staff. To Larry, our wish you all a very managers member - thank SATURDAYand each APRILstaff 17, 2021 REGULARI MEETING 9 AMHappy ZOOM Thanksgiving! ■ you for all you do. Your hard work and

FRIDAY

MAY 7, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

ZOOM

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MAY 15, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

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FRIDAY

JUNE 18, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

ZOOM & POA

SATURDAY

JUNE 26, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

FRIDAY

JULY 16, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

ZOOM & MAIN LODGE ZOOM & POA

SATURDAY

JULY 24, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

FRIDAY

AUGUST 13, 2021

BOARD BUDGET REVIEW

9 AM

SATURDAY

AUGUST 21, 2021

MEET THE CANDIDATES

9 AM

FRIDAY

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 COMMUNITY BUDGET REVIEW

9 AM

ZOOM & MAIN LODGE ZOOM & POA ZOOM & MAIN LODGE ZOOM & POA ZOOM & MAIN LODGE ZOOM & MAIN LODGE ZOOM & POA

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NOVEMBER 12, 2021

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2021 FRIDAY

DECEMBER 10, 2021

SATURDAY DECEMBER 18, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

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9 AM

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Members in good standing can also view meetings on Zoom.


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FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

Public Safety Corner

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ere comes the cold weather; the nights are getting colder its time to start firing up those fireplaces, wood stoves, and gas heaters. With the start of the heating season there are a few important safety precautions that you should take to insure the safety of your home and family. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS They remain your best bet if you're on the spot when a fire begins.

• Fire extinguishers should be mounted in the kitchen, garage, and workshop. • Purchase an ABC type extinguisher for extinguishing all types of fires. • Learn how to use your fire extinguisher before there is an emergency. • Remember, use an extinguisher on small fires only. If there is a large fire, get out immediately and call 911 from another location. FIREPLACE Remember, you're deliberately bringing fire into your home; respect it. • Use a fireplace screen to prevent sparks from flying. • Don't store newspapers, kindling, or matches near the fireplace or have an exposed rug or wooden floor right in front of the fireplace. • Have your chimney inspected by a professional prior to the start of every heating season and cleaned to remove combustible creosote build-up if necessary.

• Install a chimney spark arrester to prevent roof fires. • When lighting a gas fireplace, strike your match first, then turn on the gas. FURNACE/SPACE HEATERS Used improperly, a space heater can be the most dangerous appliance in your house. • Install and maintain heating equipment correctly. Have your furnace inspected by a professional prior to the start of every heating season. • Don't store newspapers, rags, or other combustible materials near a furnace, hot water heater, space heater, etc. • Don't leave space heaters operating when you're not in the room. • Keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that might burn, including the wall. • Don't use extension cords with electrical space heaters. The high amount of current they require could melt the cord and start a fire. • When lighting a gas space heater, strike your match first, then turn on the gas. Never use a gas range as a substitute for a furnace or space heater. If you have any questions or concerns, I am just a phone call or email away. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. ■

MAILBOX ADVISORY Cluster mailboxes within The Hideout are limited. The United States Postal Service has advised The Hideout that their policy is to revoke and/or reassign the box of individuals who do not retrieve their mail for a period of three or more weeks. Please be sure to pick up your mail from your box on a regular basis. If you are unable to retrieve your mail from your box for an extended time, you should make arrangements with the Lake Ariel Post Office to have mail held or forwarded and ask how to preserve your box assignment. ■

NOVEMBER 2021 • 5

FROM DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITIES MANAGER

Facilities Corner

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all is coming to an end and winter is approaching quickly!

The facilities Dept has been working extremely hard this fall finishing up our stormwater projects and winterizing our outdoor amenities. As many of our members have noticed stormwater is the number one cause of property damage throughout the hideout. This past summer we have received a substantial amount of rain that had caused some flash flooding, unfortunately flash flooding is mother nature and there is no possible way to prevent it considering the hideout is mainly an upland community. We ask all of out members to please inspect the culvert pipe, drainage ditch and swale located on their property to ensure its all working correctly and constantly maintained. Obstructed, collapsed and rotted culvert pipes is an enormous issue that causes neighboring property damage. The culvert pipe and drainage system on members lot is the responsibility of the member to maintain and correct any issues. As our facilities dept makes it way through the community we will be upgrading the stormwater system one time and the member is responsible to maintain these areas moving forward. As the cold winter months start to move in, we would like to remind our members to keep all vehicles, basketball hoops, landscaping items 5’ away from the roadway. The 5’ utility easement is designed to assist the hideout and our vendors the ability to maintain the powerlines, cable lines and water and sewer system and nothing should be installed, or erected within this 5’ setback from the road. This is also the case when our dept prepares for snow removal. The 5’ setback help the hideout push snow and keep our roads clear as the snow amount increases. All members are responsible to remove any dead, dying or hazardous tree from their property which

includes this 5’ setback area from the road. If there is a tree leaning on the powerlines or utility pole please reach out to PP&L to inform them of this hazard so they can address this. Our permitting dept has been very busy this year as well as we have approved over 1,300 permits for lot improvements and tree removal. As of October, we have 28 new homes being built as we have seen a very positive increase in new members. We would like to welcome all of our new members and remind everyone that the permit application for any exterior lot improvement can be found online at www.hideoutassoc.com and also at the POA. Our Staff would be more than happy to assist you in obtaining these applications and working with you in getting all the documentation required. The environmental dept admin Tina Fairfax can be reached at tfairfax@ thehideout.us or Ext. 108. Our permitting officer Mia Corona can also assist our members and she can be reached at mcorona@thehideout.us or ext. 120. The facilities dept is ready for what snow mother nature has in store for us! We have 3 new trucks fully equipped with snow plows and salt spreaders and our fleet is ready to take on mother nature. The facilities dept mechanics Mark and Andrew have been working tirelessly to get our fleet and equipment ready for the upcoming winter. Lastly, I want to give a shout out to our facility team supervisors Jim Aleckna, Craig Rafaniello and Desiree Detres on an outstanding year. Their hard work and dedication to our community has created a new change to our dept that has also created a positive working environment that continues go above andStates beyond. ■ are limited. toThe United

MAILBOX ADVISORY

Cluster mailboxes within The Hideout Postal Service has advised The Hideout that their policy is to revoke and/or reassign the box of individuals who do not retrieve their mail for a period of three or more weeks. Please be sure to pick up your mail from your box on a regular basis. If you are unable to retrieve your mail from your box for an extended time, you should make arrangements with the Lake Ariel Post Office to have mail held or forwarded and ask how to preserve your box assignment.

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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER FROM ANNMARIE ROSSITTO, HOSPITALITY SERVICES MANAGER

Communications Corner

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elcome to the cold weather. I have to admit that, these days, I prefer cooler temperatures. Now snow is something altogether different!

The month of November is special to me for several reasons. I celebrate my birthday, and I also celebrate my Hideout employment birthday. I have been honored to work in the Community Relations Department for 23 years now. The Community Relations Department continues to provide the membership with up-to-date information about The Hideout. Hideout happenings, amenity hours, and schedule changes, as well as amenity closures. The "official" Hideout POA Facebook page is a valuable form of communication between the administration and the membership. You can find us by searching @ thehideoutpoa. We offer our monthly Hideabout Newspaper, the bi-weekly Hideabout Extra, The Hideout Website, hideoutassoc.com, The Hideout TV Channel, as well as email blasts to keep you informed of all that is happening in The Hideout Community. To date, over 3,300 members have signed up for email blasts. November also brings the Thanksgiving holiday, and this year especially, my family has so much to be thankful for. Covid-19 has affected so many of us. When your world stops in the blink of

an eye, and you fear losing a loved one, it changes you forever. I am thankful that my family made it through, and I pray for anyone currently dealing with or facing the aftermath of Covid-19. The Hideout 52nd Anniversary Weekend Celebration is in the planning for July 2022! I have heard from some members, and I thank them for reaching out! I request anyone who has historical knowledge of our great community or any ideas for the celebration to please email me at Lgreen@thehideout.us. If you have any ideas for The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, The Hideout POA Facebook page, The Hideout TV Channel, email blasts, or The Hideout Website, give me a call at (570) 630-3707 or email me at Lgreen@ thehideout.us. I look forward to hearing from you. From my family to yours, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! My hope is that this year we all can spend it with family and friends.

Food & Beverage Corner

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i everyone welcome to sweater weather! We are gearing up for some great events for our members to enjoy. Help a Hero fund was such a great success, thank you all for participating and donating so generously! The next two months we are running a food drive to help Western Wayne school district with their pantry that is available to local children and families, who suffer from food insecurities. As you know with the holidays approaching quickly, some local families do not have the means to provide meals. As a community, our generosity will be very welcomed to help these kids and their families during the holiday season. Donations will be accepted November 1st through December 20th, for every item donated you will receive a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Clubhouse! Winner will be announced on December 20th, you do not need to be present to win. We still have Trivia every other Monday, as well as Darts/shuffleboard on the alternating Monday. Darts and Shuffleboard are open to ALL, come on down and play with your neighbors! Thursdays is a huge success with Tacos

& $4 margarita night. We have our new menu, drink list and revamped wine list that came out in mid-October. If you haven’t tried it, please stop in and try something new! Ski Hill Grill is rocking out some amazing breakfast and lunches stay tuned for new specials Arlene has up her sleeve! The Ski Hill Grill is 8 AM to 2 PM Wednesday through Sunday. Live entertainment will continue throughout the winter months. We have a “Sock Hop” on November 20th make sure you get dressed up and come on down!! Our parties are a blast, everyone participates and a good time is had by all! Football menu will be available whenever there are games on! If you haven’t been to Sunday Funday at the Clubhouse, come on down!! Bucket specials, beer specials, food specials and a whole lotta fun! We have the NFL Ticket Package! ■

As always, enjoy your time in The Hideout! ■

SAVE THE DATE Let's Get Together! HASG HOLIDAY PARTY at the Main Lodge DECEMBER 9, 2021

We will be collecting unwrapped toys! Additional information to follow! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

Recreation Corner

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reetings. Recreation will be having our 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 4th at Roamingwood Park. The event will start at dusk, approximately at 6:00 p.m. This is a great community event and everybody is welcome to attend. We are accepting ornament donations; you and your family are encouraged to make or donate one ornament and hang it at the Tree Lighting Ceremony. We will be serving hot cocoa and cookies. We look forward to seeing you there. The holiday season will be here before you know it. We have a wide assortment of events and activities planned. Our Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge. We are also having our Harvest Festival on November 13th at the Outdoor Sports Complex.

As the winter months approach, I urge community members to call Recreation and sign up for our tennis clinics and pickleball lessons. They are held in the Indoor Sports Complex and are always fun and challenging sessions that help you develop your skills and techniques.

You may call up to one day in advance. We also offer open play pickleball for $5 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1p.m. to 4p.m. No reservations required. This is a great opportunity to meet other community members and participate in pick-up games. We would like to thank everyone who attended our Kid’s Halloween Party, co-sponsored by Remax Best. Over 125 kids came and the costumes were great. The team from Remax really helped us throw a great party. This always a lot of fun and could not be done without my staff, Remax Best, the Food and Beverage department, and our volunteers. Thanks again. I hope everyone has a great end to fall and beginning of winter season. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events, and as always, please feel free to stop by my office or call me with any comments or suggestions. ■


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

Published monthly for the members of the Property Owners Association of The Hideout, Inc. Lisa Green - Hideabout Editor / Advertising (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 lgreen@thehideout.us

2021-2022 POA BOARD OFFICERS

Andrew Miller, President Lou Delli Santi, Vice President Richard Yocum, Chairman Robert L. Tressler II, Treasurer Richard A. Guiffredo, Secretary Jerry Restaino, Director Michael Terranova, Director Larry Frotten, Assistant Secretary Jill Metschulat, Assistant Secretary Debra Tramantano, Assistant Secretary

THE HIDEOUT MANAGEMENT TEAM

Larry Frotten - Community Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 103 lfrotten@thehideout.us Jill Metschulat - Assistant Community Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 122 jmetschulat@thehideout.us

Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed. - Environmental Manager/rhill@thehideout.us

Debra Tramantano - Financial Manager

(570) 698-4100, ext. 115 dtramantano@thehideout.us Brooke Craven - Human Resources Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 105 bcraven@thehideout.us Joseph Kozuch - Public Safety Director (570) 698-4100, ext. 143 jkozuch@thehideout.us Lisa Green - Community Relations Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 lgreen@thehideout.us Annmarie Rossitto - Hospitality Services Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 159 arossitto@thehideout.us John Boandl - Recreation Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 163 jboandl@thehideout.us Dennis Polhamus - Facilities Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 136 dpolhamus@thehideout.us Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent (570) 698-4100, ext. 186 mkline@thehideout.us Vionette Bourne - Registration Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 106 vbourne@thehideout.us Donald Yocum - IT Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 110 dyocum@thehideout.us Alex Lutzi - Golf Pro Shop Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 183 pro.shop@thehideout.us Craig S. Rafaniello - Project Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 132 crafaniello@thehideout.us Charles Swody - Ski Hill Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 171 cswody@thehideout.us Articles must be submitted by the fifteenth of the month.

Submit all material to: The Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. For advertising rates, contact Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707. The Hideabout published monthly, serves over 4,100 Hideout property owners. Articles do not necessarily represent the views of The Hideout POA. The Editor reserves the right to reject any advertising or articles for publication. Also, the acceptance of advertisements does not constitute endorsement by The Hideout POA for any advertisement of any business, products, and/or services. The Hideout is not responsible beyond the cost of advertising for any advertising errors. Ad proofs are developed by The Hideabout for use in The Hideabout Newspaper only. The advertiser does not have the right to reproduce the ad in any other place or publication. Any concerns with ads placed in The Hideabout Newspaper must be addressed by the fifteenth of the month. Thank you.

NOVEMBER 2021 • 7

HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS (570) 630-3700

FRONT DESK

(570) 630-3703

LARRY FROTTEN, COMMUNITY MGR.

(570) 630-3704

GINA COLAZINGARI

(570) 630-3705

BROOKE CRAVEN, HR MANAGER

(570) 630-3706

V. BOURNE, REGISTRATION MGR.

(570) 630-3707

LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY REL. MGR.

(570) 630-3708

TINA FAIRFAX

(570) 630-3709

TERRY O'SHEA, EXE. ASSISTANT

(570) 630-3710

IT DEPARTMENT

(570) 630-3711

KATRINA WEHRMANN

(570) 630-3712

FRANCINE SPINELLI

(570) 630-3715

DEBRA TRAMANTANO, FINANCIAL MGR.

(570) 630-3717

DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITES MGR.

(570) 630-3719

JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIR.

(570) 630-3720

TINA CORMA

(570) 630-3721

JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MGR.

(570) 630-3722

MAINTENANCE

(570) 630-3723

DESIREE DETRES

(570) 630-3724

JILL METSCHULAT, ASST. COMM. MGR.

(570) 630-3726

ANNMARIE ROSSITTO, H. S. MGR.

(570) 630-3728

PUBLIC SAFETY PATROL ROOM

(570) 630-3729

SKI HILL OPERATIONS MGR.

(570) 630-3730

CLUBHOUSE BAR

(570) 630-3731

CLUBHOUSE HOSTESS

(570) 630-3732

BRETT SCHUMACHER, MAIN LODGE

(570) 630-3733

RECREATION MAIN DESK

(570) 630-3734

CERAMICS AREA N. M. ART CENTER

(570) 630-3735

FITNESS CENTER

(570) 630-3736

GOLF PRO SHOP DESK

(570) 630-3737

NORTH GATE

(570) 630-3738

MAIN GATE Did you know that The Hideout has had a TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program in place since Spring 2019?

Members that are observing feral/community cats roaming around their property can get enrolled in the TNR program by completing the online, PDF fillable “Consent to Trap Form” available here https://www.pdffiller.com/en/link_to_fill/672769522.htm. Are you interested in getting involved as a C Alley Cats volunteer or wish to make a donation to their non-profit organization? Please email calley@ptd.net or call them at (570) 226-6780.


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The Hideout Clubhouse Fall Hours: Monday - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday - closed Wednesday - closed Thursday - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday - 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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The New Clubhouse Menu

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Fun was had by all at the 1st Annual “Member Appreciation Party”, October 1, 2021

Light refreshments were served.

SEE YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!


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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE HIDEOUT Don’t let your vacation home turn into a weekend job.

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• Basements Finished • Screened Porches • Weekly Home Inspections • Masonry Work & Foundations • Pressure Washing • Tree Work & Log Splitting • Marble & Tile Work • Rain Gutter Installation

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What’s “Hiding Out” in our Community this Month? By: Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed, Environmental Consultant

The Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

A common feature of our landscape, the Eastern Chipmunk abounds the forest floor and is a member of the squirrel family. Internal cheek pouches assist in carrying large amounts of food as well as excavated dirt from burrow making. One researcher observed a chipmunk stuff 70 sunflower seeds in its cheeks! The latin name is suggestive of both its behavior as well as its physical markings. Tamias means collector/ keeper of provisions while striatus refers to the Chipmunks body stripes.

Here are a few interesting facts about this particularly common woodland creature:

leveling off, extending 30’ or more with side tunnels and separate entries.

*They are omnivores with a diet largely comprising of nuts, seeds, mushrooms, berries, insects, and other small items. The food they do not eat on the spot gets hoarded away in their burrows to consume later during the harsh winter months.

*Chipmunks mate twice a year, once in early spring and once in early summer, producing two to five young after each successful 31-day gestation period.

*The storing of their food sources, namely seeds, assists in the spread of various types of plants. *Their burrows are extensive, going straight down a few feet and then

*Chipmunks are not protected under Federal Law, but are protected by the PA Game Commission. Info courtesy of: https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Education/ WildlifeNotesIndex/Documents/ chipmunk.pdf https://extension.psu.edu/chipmunks ■

Eastern Chipmunk Photo courtesy of: John Goldman

Resident Bald Eagle

Opossums

Male and female Mallard ducks

Photo courtesy of: https://www.pennlive.com/wildaboutpa/2017/11/14_ things_you_dont_know_about.html

Photo courtesy of: John Goldman

Pileated Woodpecker

Wild Turkeys

Photo courtesy of: John Goldman

Photo courtesy of: John Goldman

Photo courtesy of: John Goldman

Gray Squirrel

Photo courtesy of: John Goldman


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Writing Just Imagine... By: Marilyn Birkenmeier

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h oh . . . NOW what am I gonna do?

“scribbles” and got to work. Maybe it really was time for me to leave my highly technical background behind. I would have to reach back to my college background in art and early childhood education to pursue this new path.

THE. BEST. GIFT !

I bought a little house in The Hideout that I love. I moved in lock, stock, and barrel with great anticipation in 2018. And, leaving my job of 40+ years, I transferred to a new job in Honesdale. The job was great Just Imagine is based on until I was “temporarily” laid off first-hand knowledge of what when Covid hit . . . Uh, make that makes children laugh and learn. “permanently” laid off. It is an educational and fun book Uh oh, now WHAT am I gonna for children ages 0 to 5 years old. Whether parents, friends or do? A question I have asked teachers read Just Imagine to the myself more than once over little ones or the children read it the years, I decided to talk it by themselves, they will giggle over with my sister, Barbara. their way through as they learn After some bantering back and about colors, animals, and Fluffy. forth, we agreed it was time to resurrect Just Imagine, a children’s book we started to write and illustrate several years before. So, with renewed energy and commitment, we dug out our

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Please Remember: Members are responsible for the conduct of their family, renters, guests, and other invitees.

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2021 Board Community Budget Review Meeting Minutes - September 18, 2021 Call to Order: 9:04 a.m. Quorum: No Present: Richard Yocum, Chairperson; Jerry Restaino, Director; and Paul Spiese, Director. Other: Larry Frotten, Community Manager; Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager; Terry O’Shea, Executive Assistant. Pledge of Allegiance Participants notified the meeting is video and audio recorded. Zoom participants were requested to provide their name and

lot number to verify membership and keep attendance records. 1. Correction to the 2022 Proposed Budget: a. Rick Yocum, Chair, announce there is one correction to the 2022 Budget, the late fee for Rentals will be $100 instead of $40. 2. Member Questions & Comments: None (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) No members present in the Audience.

Two attendees on zoom. 3. Board of Directors Comments: a. Rick Yocum, Chair, welcomed and introduced Terry O’Shea, new Executive Assistant, to her new role. 4. Board adjourns without Executive Session: 9:08 a.m. Motion made by Rick Yocum, seconded by Paul Spiese. BOARD 2022 BUDGET VOTE: Saturday, September 25, 2021, 9:00 a.m., POA and Zoom

2021 Board Meeting Minutes - September 25, 2021 Call to Order: 9:07 a.m. Quorum: Yes Present: Richard Yocum, Chairperson; Andrew Miller, President (ZOOM); Michael Terranova, Director: Jerry Restaino, Director; Paul Spiese, Director; and Louis Delli Santi (PROXY); Other: Larry Frotten, Community Manager; Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager; and Terry O’Shea, Executive Assistant, Pledge of Allegiance Participants notified the meeting is video and audio recorded. Members instructed to hold questions until the appropriate point in the meeting and supply their name and lot number. Members attending by Zoom may use the chat box or raise hand feature to ask questions. Zoom participants were requested to provide their name and lot number to verify membership and keep attendance records. 1. Approval of Minutes: 21-89 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the September 25, 2021 Board Budget Vote Meeting Agenda as presented. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 6-0. 21-90 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the July 24, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes as presented. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. 21-91 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the September 18, 2021 Community Budget Review Meeting Minutes as presented. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. 2. Board of Directors Comments: Certificate of Appreciation Presentation to recognize Sergeant Dennis Murray, Corporal Daniel Hawthorn, and Patrol Officer Michael Moore. Rick Yocum, Chair and Michael Terranova, Director

presented Certificates of Appreciation to Sergeant Dennis Murray, Corporal Daniel Hawthorn, and Patrol Officer Michael Moore, for their exceptional efforts in assisting the Pennsylvania State Police in the apprehension and arrest of three individuals in an attempted break-in. Their dedication and commitment to the Public Safety Department and the Community is greatly appreciated.

imposed for cost of collections, on all accounts that remain delinquent for more than 90 days. Attorney fees may be imposed together with all actual costs incurred on all delinquent accounts, in accordance with the authority provided within the Declaration of Protective Covenants. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0.

3. Budget Approval: (No questions nor comments via attendees nor zoom) 21-92

21-97 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT all dues and assessments, including the reserves and annual assessments are due and payable March 1, 2022. Further, all amounts unpaid shall be considered delinquent after March 31, 2022, and subject to legal action. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Jerry Restaino and passed 6-0.

MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2022 Annual Assessment of $1,515.00 will be charged to each lot to be used for Operating Expenses. A 1.25% per month simple interest late charge will be levied against charges owed after March 31, 2022. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 6-0. 21-93 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2022 Capital Reserves Assessment of $350.00 will be charged each lot to be used for the Capital Reserve Fund. A 1.25% per month simple interest late charge will be levied against charges owed after March 31, 2022. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. 21-94 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2022 New Capital Reserve Assessment of $35.00 will be charged to each lot to be used for the New Capital Reserve Fund. A 1.25% per month simple interest late charge will be levied against charges owed after March 31, 2022. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 6-0. 21-95 MOTION RESOLVED THAT the 2022 Dues payments paid by credit cards and debit cards will be charged an additional $30.00 processing fee. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 6-0. 21-96 MOTION RESOLVED THAT a minimum $250.00 charge may be

21-98 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the 2022 Budget as required by Article IX, Section 5 of the Association Bylaws. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 6-0. 1.Unfinished Business: (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) 21-99 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the lowest qualified bid from Andre & Son, Inc. for a turbine blower for Golf Maintenance at a cost of $8,690.94 which is $690.94 over the budgeted amount of $8,000.00. Board Comments: Paul Spiese and Jerry Restaino, requested a list of all golf equipment, and its use. Larry Frotten, Community Manager will get the list. Larry Frotten Spoke with Mike Kline, Golf Manager, who advised the board to accept the lower bid from Andre & Son’s, Inc. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. 21-100 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the lowest qualified bid from Recreation Resource USA for the most favorable bocce ball court coverings at a cost of $27,772.00 which is $22,228.00 under the budgeted amount of $50,000.00.

NEXT BOARD WORKSHOP: Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., POA and Zoom Watch the website Events Calendar on the Members’ Portal for meeting information. Respectfully Submitted, Terry O’Shea Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary ■

Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 6-1. 21-101 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the exception to bid for the unbudgeted expense of $42,362.00 for DSI to repair to the 66-inch wide, 137 foot long concrete culvert pipe leading from the Roamingwood Dam under the earthen embankment to Ariel Creek as these repairs are necessary under the Federal Highway Administration inspection, this is a specialized service for which bids could not be obtained, DSI is a preferred vendor and upon recommendation of management. Motion made Andrew Miller, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 6-0. Larry comment to Board they have discovered a 6ft pipe had not been repaired and deteriorating in different sections. Federal Highway Administration requires inspection every 5 years, will be but on schedule. DSI (Diving Services, Inc.) has completed work. 21-102 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the exception to bid for the unbudgeted expense of a new UTV for the Ski Hill from Hamlin Motor Sports at a cost of $20,202.25 upon the recommendation of management. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. Larry clarified this is heavy duty, replacing old machine, which will be transferred to maintenance department. 21-103 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the exception to bid for tiki bar expansion plans from Northeast Design at a cost of $13,000.00 of the budgeted $50,000 for the tiki bar expansion as this was the only bid able to be obtained, this is a preferred vendor and upon the recommendation of management. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 6-0. Larry stated Northeast Design has been on site, permits in process, will meet middle of Oct. to go over Tiki Bar and Rental Shop plans. Tiki Bar within $50,000 budget.

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From The Pro Shop

By: Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manager

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he golf season is coming to a close. The weather is colder and the leaves are falling like crazy. Our new hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sundays 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Golf Tournaments:

The Fall Classic was held on Saturday, September 25th. The event was almost a sellout. The event was a huge success. A very special thank you goes out to Dave and Michele Miles along with Frank Ciampa. Year after year they sponsor a majority of the tournaments held here in The Hideout. Club Championship winners are: Women’s Club Champion Marilyn Sevigny Men’s Club Champion Timis Rosca Senior Club Champion winners are: Women’s Senior Marilyn Sevigny Men’s Senior Larry Melillo Men’s Senior 1st flight Champion Ed Brown Super Senior Championship winner is: Men’s Super Senior - Dale Conlon We take Tee times up to 7 days in advance. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled Tee time. If you need to cancel please call the

Pro Shop so we can fill in the reservation time. Remember to fix your ball marks on the greens, replace divots on the fairways, and rake sand traps. Please follow the cart restrictions posted each day in the Pro Shop as well as the signs posted on the course. Remember no driving of carts on the par three holes ever. That’s holes #3 #6 and #10. Please replace your divots on the fairways. We have had excessive play on the course this year and with the wet conditions it is taking its toll on the course. We have a wonderful amenity with this course. Be courteous of your fellow golfers. If you wish to golf after normal operating hours you must call the Pro Shop and advise the staff. Walkers only. You need to have a golf pass or make prior payment prior to starting your round. No motorized carts after 3:00 p.m. We will try to stay open for as long as possible. Last year we closed on October 28th. My staff and I wish to thank our members and their guests for their continued support of the Golf Course and Pro Shop for a very successful season. Look for our annual holiday sale which will be held on December 11th this year. Come in and get that special gift for the golfer in your family. ■

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2021 Board Meeting Minutes - September 25, 2021 (continued from page 20) 21-104 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the exception to bid for the unbudgeted capital expense of $13,845.51 for a new dock at Deerfield Lake from Seaman’s Marina to facilitate efforts to pump water to the Ski Hill for the safety of staff as this was the only bid able to be obtained, this is a preferred vendor, and upon the recommendation of management. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. 21-105 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the exception to bid for the unbudgeted expense of a used UTV for the Ski Hill from Hamlin Motor Sports at a cost of $9,000.00 upon the recommendation of management. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. Larry clarified, second part of what mentioned earlier, use on walking/nature trail, UTV we already have. The UTV previously purchased for the Ski Hill has broken down. It was not known at the time of purchase that this machine was not designed for constant uphill driving. The Board agreed to the Ski Hill’s request to purchase one new and one used UTV for use by Ski Patrol and Ski Hill employees at a cost not to exceed $30,000. The current UTV will be repaired over the winter and then will be used by Golf Maintenance. Rehab project by maint. Already in 2022 Budget.

21-106 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the write-off of uncollectable, bad debt in the amount of $290,110.82 for 31 lots as set forth in the spreadsheet provided under the budgeted allocation upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. Larry reminded the Board this item was discussed in detail during Executive Session. 21-107 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve an exception to bid for the unbudgeted capital expense for equipment to mechanically open the Roamingwood Dam gates and supportive equipment for the safety of staff as additional quotes were unable to be obtained for this specialized item, This is a preferred vendor, DSI and upon recommendation of management. The cost not to exceed $9000.00. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. Jerry Restaino and Paul Spiese suggest looking into complete remote in future. 2. New Business: None 3. Committee Recommendations: 21-108 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the appointment of Kenneth Procopio to the Public Safety Committee for a term of three (3) years to expire 2024 upon recommendation of the Committee. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded

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Hideout Building Permit is required for the installation/operation of any “non-portable” 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 permits are located on The Hideout website or you can get any permit application at the POA Office. IMPORTANT PORTABLE GENERATOR SAFETY TIPS: - Never operate a generator indoors - it can cause unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas which, if inhaled, can be fatal. - Do not install a generator right next to your home - carbon monoxide can collect in the eaves of your home.

- Don’t refill the generator’s gas tank while the unit is running as this can cause a fire, leading to serious injury or death.

- Be sure to remove all gas from the tank when storing your generator. HOW TO CHOOSE A GENERATOR - Identify the items you will need to run in the event of a power outage. Choose the generator that meets or exceeds the total wattage requirement. - Assistance from a qualified electrician is also advisable. • 5,000 WATTS (41.7/20.8 AMPS) Powers Refrigerator 700 watts, AM/ FM radio 50 watts, Color TV 450 watts, Eight 100-watt lights 800 watts, Microwave 1,000, Sump pump 1,000 watts, Water pump 1,000 watts • 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

by Paul Spiese and passed 6-0. 21-109 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the appointment of Joseph Piotrowski to the Wildlife & Forestry Management Committee for a term of three (3) years to expire 2024 upon recommendation of the Committee. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager, informed the Board 3 Pickups are available per the Dealer. Two are budgeted this year, and one next year. The Dealer is willing to give us all three now, accepting payment for two in 2021 and one in 2022. 4. Move to adjourn the Board Meeting. There is no Executive Session under Article X, Section 20 of the Bylaws, 9:56am. Legal, Personnel, Contracts Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 6-0. 5. General Comments and questions: Lot 3469. Member asked Board to reopen to discuss concerns regarding speeding, in the North Section, brought up at July Board Meeting. Specifically near Cliffwood Hill and Chestnut, extremely busy intersection. Member feels more presence will result in a general slowing of traffic to avoid a citation. Larry reviews the patrol logs, every 2 weeks, didn’t see any activity, and will follow up with Patrol who met with the member last month. He is aware that Public Safety Patrol has

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.

been more active near South Fairway. Michael Terranova, Board liaison to Public Safety Commission, suggest utilizing the speed trailer in the area. An emergency call requires a minimum of 2 cars, which removes them from the road, and radar. We currently have 3 Patrol Cars on the road, one more budgeted for next year. Larry will review the logs and evaluate the management of resources, and get back to member on Wednesday. Andrew Miller, President, thanked Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager, and the Budget Committee for their hard work. Larry Frotten asked everyone to spread the word, Ski Hill Grill opening Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. ELECTION BALLOT COUNT: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., POA. NEXT BOARD WORKSHOP: Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., POA. ANNUAL MEETING: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., Main Lodge and Zoom Watch the website Events Calendar on the Members’ Portal for meeting information. Respectfully Submitted, Terry O’Shea Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary ■

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"Where comfort and peace of mind are more affordable than you think." 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

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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. ■


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My Friends & Neighbors: Once again, this year, we will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau. (WCCCB) Collection boxes have been placed throughout The HIDEOUT at the Recreation Building, the Clubhouse, the Woodworkers Building, and the POA Office. The H.A.S.G. will also be collecting toys at their annual Holiday Party scheduled for December 9th. If your business, club, or group will be collecting toys this year and are looking for a place to donate them, I will be happy to add them to our donation. The deadline for toys is December 9th. Feel free to contact me at 570-878-4677 for info or questions. Thank you, and God bless. Bill Wagner

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Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - Sept. 10, 2021 Call to Order at: 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance Present: Mike Burns – Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Ron Phelps, Paul Spiese – Board Liaison, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Mia Corona – Permitting Officer, Tina Fairfax Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 8/27/2021: Approved as written. Motion: Larry Lieberher, 2nd Ron Phelps Permits issued 8/27 – 9/9: Motion: Ron Phelps, 2nd Larry Lieberher. Permits approved by unanimous vote. Projects: Approved as discussed. Projects: Variance Request: Needs more info (specifics). Will contact contractor. Project: Needs more info. Will contact contractor. REVIEW/DISCUSSION Property Owner Presentation at 8/27/21 meeting update. We have not yet heard anything further from the property owner on this. Lot Violations: Mia is being trained. Stormwater Update: With the large storms we have been having recently, quite a bit of damage has been reported.

Maplewood was hit hard. The Maplewood Project will begin this year and Dennis is looking into getting a grant. Another project being looked at is Deerfield Lake. There was a discussion of additional staff needed to handle these projects. Mike and Larry expressed appreciation of the work being done. Ski Hill Update: Side by side has been delivered. The dock is in and the last thing we have to work on is the pipe. Proposal has been sent out for Ski Shop plans. The waterline should be done within the next two weeks. Dennis will be monitoring. All equipment will be stored inside.

Present: Mike Burns – Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Ron Phelps, Mia Corona – Environmental Coordinator, Paul Spiese – Board Liaison, Tina Fairfax Excused: Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 9/10/2021: Approved as written - Motion: Mike Burns, 2nd Ron Phelps Permits issued 9/10 – 9/16: Motion: Larry Lieberher, 2nd Ron Phelps. Permits approved by unanimous vote. Projects: Approved as discussed. Projects: Reviewed. Variance Request: Needs clarity in wording. Committee suggested better wording. REVIEW/DISCUSSION 1. Lot Violations/Citations: Mia working on. 2. ECC Manual updates: There was a lenthy discussion on updates needed for

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Hideout Woodworkers Meeting Minutes - Sept. 14, 2021 A meeting of the Hideout Woodworkers was called to order at approx. 7 pm on 9/14/21 at the woodworker shop by Ken Wenz. Pledge of Allegiance: The group said the pledge of allegiance to open the meeting. Sickness and Distress: Fred Beerman passed away. The Woodworkers sent a condolence card to the family. Correspondence: Nothing new at this time. Prior Meeting Minutes: Ray Lubanski read the meeting minutes from the last meeting held on 8/10/21. The meeting minutes were accepted and seconded for the report as read.

ECC Manual Update: The current ECC Manual will be sent out to committee members for updates and input.

Dave Dimmick read the Treasurer’s Report. The report was accepted and seconded as read.

Campgrounds/Cell Tower Discussion Meeting ended at: 10:30 am Motion: Larry Lieberher, 2nd Ron Phelps Next Meeting: Friday, 9/17/2021, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

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Windemere Dam: There was a discussion of Windemere Dam and what needs to be done. Dennis informed the committee that this situation will be resolved.

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the 2022 Version of the ECC Manual. It was decided that the committee will look at definitions first then move forward with looking at the rest of the manual for necessary updates/changes. Ron and Mike will work on definitions of different types of surveys. NEW BUSINESS 1. Maintenance of Member Lots, Hideout Properties & Road Fronts: There was a discussion of who is responsible for the road front of member lots. It was discussed that past practice has been that the Hideout takes care of first 4 or 5 feet in front of property. Mia will look into getting checklists and bounding language regarding this issue. Further discussion tabled until next meeting when Dennis can give further clarification. EXECUTIVE SESSION Meeting ended at: 10:30 am Motion: Larry Lieberher 2nd Mike Burns Next Meeting: Friday, 10/8/2021, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

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Shop Needs / Old Business: The Rebhune classic is scheduled for 9/28 starting at 9am. We have 10 people signed up so far with the potential for an additional 3 or 4 more. Using the updated email list from Rec, John Gaspari will send out an email letting the new members know that there is a golf tournament in the works. Since we have such a small number of participants in the Rebhune classic, John Gaspari suggested that we order hero sandwiches for after the game and we can celebrates here in the shop or outside, weather permitting. This method was agreed to. Rec published our “flyer” informing prospective members of the various social activities that come with being a

Woodworker. The flyer will be posted in the Rec center. In addition, we can hand out this flyer to anyone who comes in to take the training class. The Flyer will also be published in the monthly Hideout newspaper. Our new planer is scheduled for delivery in October. Our annual picnic will be cancelled this year. Indoor golf will start up again in November. John Gaspari will coordinate the timing, costs, etc. with John Bondale in Rec. Our annual holiday gathering will be held on December 14th. We will bring in sandwiches, etc. and hold the event here in the shop. One of the band saws was fixed. The flag cases turned out great. One Atta boy for us. The hand sanders need replacement pads. We need to order a wider blade for the band saw. Ken will check with Bob Fezza about the status of the repairs to the small planer. A question was raised about the possibility of getting a “surface” sander. This item may be redundant. This sander runs about $ 1200. Ken will investigate. New Business: Dave Testa asked about Christmas toys for the children. We will review again at the next meeting when hopefully we will have more members in attendance. Need some ideas. Miscellaneous: Nothing new at this time. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:35 pm.■

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Meeting called to order 11:35 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance Attendance: Terri Letteratis, Eileen Simon, Lyle Britton, Judy Britton, Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager On the Phone: Bernadette Zumbo Excused: Lou Delli Santi Minutes of the last meeting approved by Judy Britton, seconded by Eileen Simon Old Business: 1. The Community Relations Department is still looking for an Advertising Sales and Community Relations Assistant. 2. There has been some improvement in the ads in The Hideabout with dark backgrounds making them easier to read.

1. Email Blasts – 3,300 members are receiving email blasts. 2. The date of the Halloween Party at the Clubhouse was missing from the Ad in The Hideabout and an email blast will be sent out with the date which is October 30th. 3. There was a discussion as to the recent Board of Directors election and how many votes were received by mail and online. We will reach out to Larry Frotten for this information. 4. The 50 +2 Anniversary Celebration planning is underway and this committee will participate in researching and collecting memorabilia to be included in a display at the Main Lodge. The celebration is scheduled for July 16th and 17th. Meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m. Next Meeting – Monday December 13, 2021 (There is no meeting in November) ■

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Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes - September 8, 2021 CALL TO ORDER – The meeting began at 10am Pledge of Allegiance Present: Rich Straczynski, Michelle Popadynec, Michael Terranova – Board Liaison, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Craig Rafaniello – Project Manager, Larry Frotten – Community Manager, Desiree Detres – Facilities Administrative Clerk Excused: Laura Rusnak, John Thompson, Bob Addieg has resigned Minutes from meeting on August 25th, 2021 were approved without any change NEW BUSINESS Dog Park We will discuss with John about the size of the stone to put by tree under dog pool. There is a problem with accumulating water. Reflectors Maintenance will put reflectors on guard rail at Parkwood and Lakeview Drive. Winter Shut Down Maintenance will begin getting most outside bathrooms shut down for the season. New Doors at Main Lodge

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housekeepers. They have been working out very well. We are finally catching up on maintaining all amenities. We will be interviewing a couple more. OLD BUSINESS Amenity Doors Due to the pandemic, it has been slow going with getting some work done because supplies were not available. Contractors are finally getting materials they need and have begun some of the work at the amenities. Storm Water Work Maintenance has been working very hard to fix storm water damage. We are working on deepening drainage ditches and putting in new culvert pipes. There are a lot of issues we have encountered. We have a list of homes that we have to work on that had extreme damage to ditches and driveways. We will be starting a big project over by the basketball courts near north beach. They are putting in a baffle box. DISCUSSION Board reviewed Committee membership and how to recruit new members.

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The Link Between Volunteering and Academic Performance There are many reasons for parents to encourage children who express an interest in volunteering. Volunteering is a social activity that can help children develop their social and networking skills, and many parents credit volunteering with instilling a sense of perspective in their children that they might not have gained had they not been exposed to people from different backgrounds. Volunteering also has been linked to stronger academic performance. The Corporation for National and Community Service reports that students who indicate they’re doing better in school are more likely to be volunteers than students who report doing less well. The broadened exposure

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Lakes Committee Minutes - September 18, 2021 Chair: Iggy Rivera Members: Kirsten Dolan, Kent Fairfield, Steve Flapan, Karen Greenfeld, Bob Kravetz, Jim McLoone, Arnie Milidantri, Rick Nolte, Judy Restaino, Jeff Silverman Staff: Ryan Hill, Mia Corona Excused: Andrew Miller, Lori Muscaro The meeting was called to order at 9:08 in-person and on Zoom followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written with a motion by K. Greenfeld, a second by B. Kravetz and approval by all. R. Hill began the meeting stating that from the lakes management perspective, the past few weeks were especially challenging. He was thanked for his service to the Hideout community. OLD BUSINESS: Outlet Structure/Drawdown 2021-2022/ Culvert Repairs: The outlet tower and training wall repairs by DSI had to be rescheduled to the week of 9/20. The grouting material will need a few days to cure prior to drawdown commencing. All missing areas are being resealed. The initial goal is about a half foot below normal pool before the bladder gets installed and the tower flooded. They are looking at the beginning of October for the bladder install and underwater grout repair. The bladder is 11’ x 6’ with a 6” conduit pipe running through to ensure continuous downstream discharge and daily minimum low flow. Areas downstream were notified of the drawdown. A.Milidantri suggested that we reexplore an automatic gate valve. It had been looked at years ago and would cost between $60-70,000. R. Hill has recently looked at mechanical trigger activated valves to open and close and that would be more aligned to our budget. A. Milidantri feels that we are being reactive instead of proactive. Fisheries Surveys/Fish Stocking for 2021: The fish stocking of Walleye will occur the end of October or early November and might be planned as a fun community activity. B. Kravetz objected to walleye as they are hard to catch during the day. R.Hill explained that we are trying to balance predator and non-predator fish. A. Milidantri asked about adding more grass carp. Act 13 + Growing Greener Grant Project Status: On 9/15 the contractor installed the bottom portion of the NSBB (Nutrient Separating Baffle Box) and the stilling basin. On the 16th the piping into and out of the box was installed and test fitted the top portion. They are now working their way up

towards Ridgeview and prepping the area for the catch basins to be installed. Old Castle Manufacturing will come and install the internal components of the box. Once installed the NSBB is estimated to remove 11.43 lbs/yr of TP and 16,145 lbs/ yr of sediment from entering Roamingwood Lake. This correlates to removing 12,573 lbs of algae from establishing within the waterbody. Stormwater Enhancements: Facilities is continuing to upgrade the swales along Lakeview East and West. Entrance Pond Fountain: Will be removed earlier due to the drawdown and replaced by a mallard duck. Brooks Spillway Rehabilitation Project: The project is 100% complete, and the certification forms sent to PA DEP. Wood Duck Nesting Boxes: A work order has been submitted to move the Windemere Pond box to the island on Brooks Lake. Microbac Laboratories: The Wednesday 9/1 Hurricane Ida storm event resulted in 5.8” of rainfall and nutrient/bacteria loading into Roamingwood Lake. Given the 9/2 results, recreational contact restrictions remained in place throughout the Labor Day weekend out of safety precautions for the membership and to reduce the possibility of ingesting or being exposed to E. Coli laden water. As of 9/9 the results of the testing showed a substantial decrease in levels so the lake was reopened. Tract 29: Spraying efforts for reed canary grass will occur in late September, and PH will be assessing the stand of phragmites near the Public Works Bhilding.

Windemere Pond Tree Removal: Plans are still under review. Deerfield Aeration Cabinet Compressor: The replacement occurred on 9/2 by PH. Aerators at Brooks and Deerfield will be getting shut down and winterized in October. Educational Information Regarding Stormwater: A community member suggested we amp up efforts to educate members regarding stormwater and how stormwater correlates to algae blooms in the lakes. The Penn State Extension Watershed Division would likely be willing to assist in the educational components. Management can reach out to explore these options further. Possible E. Coli testing in Brooks and Deerfield: The committee supports the testing of the water at these lakes as members do swim there. The costs were not budgeted for 2022 but will be looked into for 2023. Ice Skating and Ice Fishing at Brooks: The lake will be open for these activities this winter. Mia Corona will be working with Jill Metschulat on those logistics: safety, ice thickness monitoring, signage updates, etc. Wayne Conservation District and Management Practices: The District has been requested to visit a local farm adjacent to the community to confirm if best management practices are being employed for the pasture field related to manure and animal concentration areas and sensitive areas such as streams.

Electric Valve Operator: We will be Buoys/Floating Structures/Docks/Boats: obtaining a portable electric handheld Buoys and main marina docks will be pulled valve operator to assist in opening and from Roamingwood earlier this year due to closing the gates and valves for the outlet tower. It is powered by a portable the earlier drawdown. generator and weighs about 20 pounds. It Floating Wetland Islands: The four new slips over the guide stems and allows the islands at Brooks are hanging in there but user to turn the valve via a trigger clutch. should really start to thrive next spring Appropriate training will occur. into summer. Unfortunately, our PALMS application to finance the new ones for The next meeting will be on November Deerfield was not selected. 6th at the POA and Zoom. Mike North Beach Rocks Along Stream: The recent storm events have served as a reminder that the area there has suffered erosion. It is under review with PH for possible remediation in 2023. NEW BUSINESS/OPEN DISCUSSION: Daily Low Flow Discharge Monitoring Device: This needs to get installed along with the first of the month lake level goals.

Hartshorne from Princeton Hydro will be attending to summarize this past season’s water quality results and watershed enhancement projects. The meeting was adjourned at 10:47 with a motion by A. Milidantri, a second by I. Rivera and approval by all. Respectfully submitted, Judy Restaino ■

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Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) RSC Tennis Pass begins RSC Pickleball Contracts begin Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M,W,F) Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) Mohegan Sun Bus Trip Departs from Art Center 10 A.M. Crafters 1pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Introduction to pencil sketching (still life) $5.00 per person Reservations required. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Adult Ceramic Night (BYOB) 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Stained glass holiday ornaments start your collection 13yrs up $20 per person - reservations 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Ceramics all ages 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Introduction to pencil sketching (still life) $5.00 per person reservations required 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.-Stained glass holiday ornaments start your collection-13yrs up $20 per person-reservations required 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Family crafts with Marie - All ages welcome – $10.00 per person - reservations required Men’s and Woman’s pickleball Tournament at RSC 8:30 A.M. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. Ceramics all ages 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Introduction to pencil sketching (Still Life) - $5.00 per person reservations required Cornhole Tournament at Main Lodge at 12 P.M. After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Harvest Festival at OSC 1 P.M. Indoor Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Weekly) Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., Thurs.) Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 pp (Weekly Tues., Thurs.) Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 pp (Weekly Tues., Thurs.) Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Craft Fair 9A.M. at the Main Lodge Indoor Court prepaid evening books 5-8pm (Weekly) 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Clothing embellishment, bring a pair of jeans and add some bling - $5.00 per person (resv. req’d) 3:00 p. m. to 6:00 p.m. Ceramics for all ages 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Adult ceramic night (byob) 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Stained glass holiday ornaments start your collection 13yrs up $20 per person (resv. req’d) 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Ceramics for all ages

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11:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. - Clothing embellishment, bring a pair of jeans and add some bling - $5.00 per person (resv. req’d) 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stained glass holiday ornaments start your collection 13yrs up $20 per person (resv. req’d) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wood burning with John Bobcik $10.00 per person ages 12 yrs and up (reservations req’d) 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kids’ crafts - Ages 3 yrs to 6 yrs $3.00 per person (reservations required) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Clothing embellishment - Bring a pair of jeans and add some bling - $5.00 per person (resv. req’d) 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Introduction to acrylic painting $5.00 per person – (reservations required) 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Adult ceramic night (BYOB) 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Acrylic pour– BYOB - $20.00 per person (reservations required) 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Ceramics for all ages 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Stained glass holiday ornaments start your collection 13yrs up $20 per person (resv. req’d) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Kid’s crafts Ages 3 yrs to 6 yrs $3.00 per person - (reservations required) Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm (Weekly) 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Ceramics for all ages 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Introduction to acrylic painting $5.00 per person - (reservations required) Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Thurs.) Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30 in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Children’s Bingo 1pm at RSC Multi-purpose Room 3-Point Shootout Tournament 3pm in the RSC Indoor Courts 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Ceramics for all ages 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Adult Ceramic Night (BYOB) 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Paint & Sip – Adults only (BYOB) $20.00 per person (reservations required) 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Ceramics all ages 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Stained glass holiday ornaments start your collection – 13yrs up $20 per person (resv. req’d) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Kids’ crafts - Ages 3 yrs to 6 yrs $3.00 per person (reservations required) 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Ceramics all ages


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Fall 2021 Hideout Flea Market - Saturday, October 9th

The resent rainfall in NEPA made it difficult for the Recreation Department to hold the Flea Market at the Laurel Park Campgrounds this year. After postponing it twice due to rain, we decided to hold the Flea Market at the Ski Hill Parking Lot. There were over thirty vendors and we received great feedback from the community. The new venue made it easier for vendors to set up their stands and for people to walk around the tables. The convenience of the Ski Hill Grill was a great addition because vendors were able to buy coffee and breakfast before buyers arrived. “It was the best one ever and you and your staff should take pride in the decision to hold it there and the precision with which it was organized,” Walt Buda, a long-term member and experienced Flea Market vendor, stated after the event. A last-minute venue change turned into a great success. Thank you to Public Safety for working with Recreation to make things run smoothly. A special thank you to the staff of the Ski Hill Grill. Since they were open during the Flea Market, they were very busy. We are always working on ways to improve our events. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the Flea Markets, please email recreation@thehideout.us or Recreation Manager, John Boandl at jboandl@thehideout.us. See you at the next Flea Market!


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December Recreation Activities Sat.

Dec. 4

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Roamingwood Park 6:00 p.m.

Wed.

Sat.

Dec. 4

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly)

Sat.

Dec. 4

Indoor Court prepaid bookings Saturday evenings 5 – 8 pm

Fri.

(Weekly)

Sun.

Dec. 5

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly)

Sat.

Mon.

Dec. 6

Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly M,W,F)

Mon.

Tues. Dec. 7

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Weekly M,W,F)

(Weekly Tues., Fri.)

Tues. Dec. 21

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

Wed.

Dec. 8

Crafters 1pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

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Dec. 8

Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR

Wed.

Dec. 22 Crafters 1pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

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Dec. 22 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR

Fri.

Dec. 10 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts

Mon.

$5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.)

Dec. 13 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts

Dec. 15 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR

Dec. 17 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.)

Dec. 18 Children’s Holiday Party 1pm at Main Lodge (Co-Sponsored by RE/MAX Best)

Dec. 20 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts

Fri.

$5 per person (Weekly)

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Dec. 24 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Weekly Tues., Fri.)

Fri.

Dec. 24 Recreation closes at 1pm

Tues. Dec. 14 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts

Sat.

Dec. 25 Merry Christmas - All Facilities CLOSED!

Sun.

Dec. 26 Family Open Gym 1-2:30pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

Mon.

Dec. 27 Family Bingo 7pm at the RSC Multi-purpose Room

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Dec. 27

Wed.

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$5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.)

Dec. 15 Crafters 1pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

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The Nubia Malkin Art Center -Calling all EXPERIENCED POTTERS! The Nubia Malkin Art Center now has a Potter’s Wheel. Call 570-698-4100, ext. 164 for more information. -It’s Holiday Craft time at NMAC! We have lots of eerie, creepy, ghoulish, scary ceramics along with beautiful, traditional, functional Thanksgiving and Christmas ceramics. We also have religious and patriotic ceramics. -Over the years, residents have asked if we could be open in the evening so people who work during the week can come in to do ceramics We’re trying something new at NMAC on Fridays. We will open at 3:00 p.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. After a busy work week, come relax at the Nubia Malkin Art Center. -We are blessed with many talented artists living in The Hideout. If you attended The Hideout Resident Art Show on August 28th and 29th, you likely met 16 of them: Daniel Carcoleo, Adriana Barcarola, Carole Blum, John Bobcik, Rita Dispenziere, Jim Fox, Susan Fox, Rosellyn Grohol, Jakub Jasinski, Nickie Kennedy, Michael C Malzone, Karen Pass, Irene Rosenberger, Michael Seiden, Nicole Trapanese, and Janice Wagner. Thank you all for participating. Our Art Show is open to all ages and all forms of art. -Many of our Resident Artists teach their art to members of the community. Janice Wagner teaches a Quilting Class every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Penny Johnson teaches Stained Glass. John Bobcik will be teaching Wood Burning this fall. Karen Pass teaches with Paint n Sips. Rosellyn Grohol and Susan Fox have worked with the Nubia Malkin Art Center teaching Acrylic Pours. Irene Rosenberger has volunteered to teach Embroidery on Paper. Marie Morales teaches beautiful and fun Crafts. -If you have artistic ability and would like to share that talent with others, please call us the Nubia Malkin Art Center 570-698-4100, ext 164. -Watch for our announcements in The Hideabout, Hideabout Extra, Email Blast and Instagram for date and times.

Diane and Steve came in to NMAC on one of our new Friday night Adult Ceramic Nights. Steve fell in love with his Lizzy.

Paint n Sip with Karen Pass Jennifer attended one of the many Wednesday afternoon Stained Glass classes with Penny Johnson.

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es, I know it’s just November, but I also know a lot of you start your holiday decorating and planning well in advance of the season. Selling your home during the holidays can actually be a well -managed, stress-free experience. Take the time to set some ground rules and boundaries with your REALTOR® and you will both benefit from the plan. So be proactive and take control with these five hints. 1. If You Are Traveling…it’s easy! Your REALTOR® is in charge of everything. Your home will be vacant and clean, and with people going in and out often enough, your home will appear busy and well travelled. Keep the heat on, and potential buyers will be happy to spend time taking a serious look at your home and not rushing out because it is too cold in the house. 2. You Don’t Have To Take Any Calls You Don’t Want To. No need to receive calls 24/7. You can manage how and when you communicate with your REALTOR®.

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Discuss email or text options, and time frames to make your communication as unique as you wish. 3. You Can Have A Daily Showing Schedule. While the more your home is available, it also okay to have a limited schedule especially during the holidays. Arrange with your REALTOR® the hours during the day that buyers can come through your home, so you can enjoy your own personal schedule.

left many charities and nonprofits in need of in person volunteers.

he end of the year is often a popular time to volunteer, as the spirit of giving that’s synonymous with the holiday season compels millions of people to make an effort to support local charities and nonprofit organizations.

The rollout of three successful vaccines will no doubt compel more people to volunteer in person as 2021 draws to a close, and there should be plenty of opportunities to help charitable organizations in need. In addition, the pandemic might have led some nonprofits to expand their remote volunteering operations, an expansion that does not need to end even as the world gradually transitions to life after COVID-19. That should mean there’s still plenty of chances to embrace remote or virtual volunteering. ■

In years past, that might have made it difficult for prospective volunteers to find organizations in need of volunteers. However, as the world continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, charitable 4. You Can Create Blackout Dates. Family organizations and nonprofits may visiting? Let your REALTOR® know what have a host of opportunities for days are off limits. Most buyers schedule prospective volunteers. in advance anyway or will understand this a precious time for you relaxing at home with your guests.

5. Holiday Decorations? Just Go For It. Very few home buyers are really turned off by holiday decorations. It could certainly help if they look good, but generally they are not what we call a deal breaker. “ Over the top” constraint could be better, but if you really feel the need..just do it. ■

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The Basics Of Diabetic Eye Disease Interested in helping make The Mayo Clinic reports that diabetic iabetes affects millions of people macular occurs when tiny bulges across the globe, and its prevalence D The Hideout the best it can be? has risen significantly in recent decades. protrude edema from the vessel walls and Data from the World Health Organization leak or ooze fluid and blood into the Want to lend a hand? indicates that the number of people with retina. This leakage causes swelling in the macula, which is the central part diabetes nearly quadrupled between

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1980 and 2014. Life with diabetes can be challenging, especially when the disease leads to additional complications like vision problems. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases notes that diabetes affects the eyes when blood glucose, or blood sugar, is too high. The damage to the eyes caused by diabetes occurs over time and can contribute to poor vision and, in certain instances, blindness. As their vision worsens, people with diabetes may be diagnosed with diabetic eye disease, which is an umbrella term used to describe a handful of conditions. Which conditions are included under the umbrella of diabetic eye disease? The NIDDK notes that diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma are some of the conditions included under the umbrella of diabetic eye disease. Though they might all be referred to as diabetic eye disease, each condition is different. Diabetic retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy affects the retina, which is the inner lining at the back of each eye. The retina senses light and turns it into signals that the brain then decodes. When a person has diabetic retinopathy, damaged blood vessels affect the retina. These blood vessels may weaken, bulge or leak into the retina during early stages of the disease. If the disease worsens, some blood vessels may close off and cause new blood vessels to grow on the surface of the retina. Serious vision problems can develop when this occurs. Diabetic macular edema

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of the retina. This is a serious issue, as the NIDDK notes that the macula is necessary for reading, driving and seeing faces. Swelling in the macula can eventually contribute to partial vision loss or blindness. Cataracts Cataracts is not exclusive to people with diabetes. However, the NIDDK reports that the risk for cataracts is greater for people with diabetes than it is for people who are not diabetic. Cataracts are a condition marked by a clouding of the lens of the eye. According to the Cleveland Clinic, when a cataract clouds over the lens of the eye, the eye cannot focus light in the way it needs to. That can lead to blurry vision or vision loss. Cataracts can occur naturally as a person ages, but the Cleveland Clinic notes that cataracts can form more quickly in people with diabetes. Glaucoma Glaucoma also is an umbrella term that refers to various conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is a bundle of nerves that connects the eye to the brain. The NIDDK notes that diabetes doubles a person’s chances of having glaucoma. Glaucoma is often marked by gradual vision loss, and the National Institutes of Health note that as glaucoma worsens, individuals may begin to notice they can no longer see things off to the side. Early treatment of glaucoma can prevent further damage, though there’s no cure. If glaucoma is not treated early, it can lead to vision loss and blindness. Diabetic eye disease can have serious consequences. Individuals with diabetes must be vigilant and address any issues with their vision immediately. ■


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Hideout Domestic Pet Policies 1. Pets must be licensed, inoculated, leashed and kept under owner’s control at all times.

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2. Dogs may be off leash when at the Dog Park Amenity. 3. To use the Dog Park Amenity, dogs must be registered annually. 4. It is the responsibility of the owner of the pet to clean up and remove animal excrement of their pet. 5. Dogs are only allowed at the Dog Park and Walking Trail, if they are registered with the POA, the owners pick up after their pets, and they are leashed at all times with the exception of the Dog Park. (Exception: Guide Dogs) 6. It shall be a violation of Hideout Rules for any property owner, including their family, guests or renters to shelter or maintain more than five (5) pets (Dog and Cats combined total) on any Hideout property/dwelling lot unit. All puppies and kittens over the set limit of five (5) shall be properly removed by the tenth week of birth. a. All pets must be registered (Non-Fee) through the Hideout POA on a annual basis (see annual POA Registration Form). This registration does not pertain to the Dog Park amenity. All pets must be licensed from their State of origin including proper current vaccinations as required by law. ■

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Lake Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - September 7, 2021

T

he regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the

Lake Township municipal building on September 7th, 2021. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin was present. The meeting was called to order at 7PM and the Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on August 3rd, 2021, carried 2-0-1 abstaining S. Swingle. F. Birmelin moved to approve the treasury report for August 2021, carried 3-0.

Public Comment: None

Subdivisions: Swingle lot line changes were reviewed with surveyor Justin Hennings. Comments corrected, T. Jaggars moved to approved carried 3-0. Samson – sub-division reviewed and comments reviewed and corrected. T. Jaggars moved to approve carried 3-0. Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel provided its August Activity reports showing 45 incidents responded to for the month. 3 Trainings, 4 work details, 6 meetings and 2 fundraisers were held during the month. The Lake Ariel Fire Co also wrote in request of Fire Fighters Relief funds and their requested disbursement. A letter from Lake Ariel Fire Company also received noting their losses due to COVID restrictions in 2020. Estimates at this time were at $25,348.07 items still being reviewed. 2) Maplewood Fire Co provided their August Activity report showing 37 Alarm responses 27 of them medical. They held 4 training days and 4 work nights. The held a Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser on the 4th of September. 3) The Wayne County Township Officials will be holding its Fall Convention on October 20th at Lukans Farm Resort. An email was received from Mark Bell in regard to the Lake School Property ball field. He requested it be changed into a girl’s softball field. More discussion to be held.

Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported for the month of August the crew has been working on the Wallace Road weather permitting. They have worked on stump removal, drainage and ditching away from road. Washouts from the storms handled. Lawns and building maintenance at both Township properties. Old Business: 1) NPDES permit for the Lake School property paperwork has been forwarded to DEP for their review and approval waiting for Permit issuance. 2) Playground update. Safety turf installed. Soft and permeable for water drainage. Received quote for aluminum fence and railing to be installed and the benches that were donated by our local Boy Scouts will be installed on the concrete pads. 3) Fall White Goods collection will be scheduled for October 2nd and 16th from 9am until 1pm. New Business: 1) Deferred Compensation Ordinance draft will be worked on by the Township Solicitor 25 year work requirement, for supplemental insurance to be continued. Auditor approval was obtained during their advertised meeting held September 7th, 2021 at 6PM. 2) ARP Funds discussion regarding funding EMT and Fire Fighter Trainings to the costs. F. Birmelin moved to start setting up training classes for EMT and EVOC and other courses necessary for local residents and local Lake Township Fire Companies as well as Hamlin Ambulance personnel so as to help with the losses of personnel due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused hardship and personnel shortages, carried 3-0. None

Additional Public Comment:

S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0.

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THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of Sep 30, 2021 OPERATING FUNDS (MONTH) MONTH VARIANCE % BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

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

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

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

YTD ACTUAL

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

440,625 (14,688) 3,502 (500)

440,625 (14,687) 875 875

(1) 2,627 (1,375)

0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

437,472 (27,708) (1,854) -

3,972,114 (132,188) 25,149 20,310

3,965,625 (132,183) 6,125 6,125

6,489 (5) 19,024 14,185

0.2% 0.0% 0.0%

3,967,440 (249,371) (3,495) (100)

428,939

427,688

1,251

0.3%

407,910

3,885,385

3,845,692

39,693

1.0%

3,714,474

-

1,000 167

-100.0% -100.0%

161 25

1,778 198

9,000 1,499

-80.2% -86.8%

4,627 10,993

428,939

428,855

0.0%

408,096

3,887,361

3,856,191

0.8%

3,730,094

5,033 214 940 213 8,195 17,754 1,716 1,373 80 7,060 48,183 13,365 57,822 263 2,155 20,734

6,750 630 1,350 14,233 20,045 837 540 90 3,548 18,110 14,585 48,825 2,624 4,500 34,027

(1,717) (416) 940 (1,137) (6,038) (2,291) 879 833 (10) 3,512 30,073 (1,220) 8,997 (2,361) (2,345) (13,293)

-25.4% -66.0% -84.2% -42.4% -11.4% 105.0% 154.3% -11.1% 99.0% 166.1% -8.4% 18.4% -90.0% -52.1% -39.1%

11,665 1,306 975 2,587 7,787 27,531 845 1,786 600 6,605 61,254 12,377 65,315 5,748 -

115,337 16,708 69,249 146,547 100,168 116,301 183,916 21,174 5,813 3,395 46,280 567,720 145,282 538,546 2,735 80,942 91,071

62,200 23,890 93,300 145,060 99,750 128,111 194,045 15,534 4,860 2,835 34,334 228,533 135,415 450,888 25,796 85,645 239,154

53,137 (7,182) (24,051) 1,487 418 (11,810) (10,129) 5,640 953 560 11,946 339,187 9,867 87,658 (23,061) (4,703) (148,083)

85.4% -30.1% -25.8% 1.0% 0.4% -9.2% -5.2% 36.3% 19.6% 19.8% 34.8% 148.4% 7.3% 19.4% -89.4% -5.5% -61.9%

96,067 21,419 64,677 144,395 83,178 58,633 188,089 9,685 6,736 3,197 28,225 311,017 107,929 418,944 3,511 58,752 5,663

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

185,100

170,694

14,406

8.4%

206,381

2,251,184

1,969,350

281,834

14.3%

1,610,117

TOTAL INCOME

614,039

599,549

14,490

2.4%

614,477

6,138,545

5,825,541

313,004

5.4%

5,340,211

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

113,398 1,172 12,726 5,957 13,057 33,616 15,211 27,932 6,520 166,228 1,070 39,910 112,039 11,753 67,422 6,378 18,769

112,922 1,322 13,170 4,713 43,055 36,509 14,255 28,415 5,357 127,963 722 34,124 119,011 15,317 65,439 1,667 9,052 34,651

(476) 150 444 (1,244) 29,998 2,893 (956) 483 (1,163) (38,265) (348) (5,786) 6,972 3,564 (1,983) 1,667 2,674 15,882

-0.4% 11.3% 3.4% -26.4% 69.7% 7.9% -6.7% 1.7% -21.7% -29.9% -48.2% -17.0% 5.9% 23.3% -3.0% 100.0% 29.5% 45.8%

116,097 2,483 11,018 4,187 20,188 40,680 15,799 27,424 5,216 119,373 1,622 47,629 99,718 10,421 84,512 885 9,163 16,013

999,426 10,771 217,527 45,176 190,565 319,650 93,525 220,012 66,769 1,359,711 6,754 300,540 1,132,211 111,624 705,952 1,485 115,575 187,325

1,016,299 11,497 169,986 41,970 175,089 337,782 89,339 234,089 51,838 1,157,164 7,988 307,120 1,071,095 137,853 588,951 15,000 62,044 270,315

16,873 726 (47,541) (3,206) (15,476) 18,132 (4,186) 14,077 (14,931) (202,547) 1,234 6,580 (61,116) 26,229 (117,001) 13,515 (53,531) 82,990

1.7% 6.3% -28.0% -7.6% -8.8% 5.4% -4.7% 6.0% -28.8% -17.5% 15.4% 2.1% -5.7% 19.0% -19.9% 90.1% -86.3% 30.7%

991,401 12,064 188,768 39,230 167,429 285,091 95,416 216,826 51,556 1,175,509 7,628 320,302 986,497 107,254 672,044 3,967 43,229 143,317

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

653,158

667,664

14,506

2.2%

632,428

6,084,598

5,745,419

(339,179)

-5.9%

5,507,528

46

6,379

6,333

99.3%

876

2,507

57,413

54,906

95.6%

5,126

653,204

674,043

20,839

3.1%

633,304

6,087,105

5,802,832

(284,273)

-4.9%

5,512,654

(74,494)

35,329

(18,827)

51,440

22,709

28,731

129 90,000

-

0.0% 0.0%

129 81,250

1,163 810,000

1,163 810,000

-

0.0% 0.0%

1,163 731,250

(164,623)

35,329

21.5%

(100,206)

(759,723)

(788,454)

28,731

3.6%

(904,856)

NET DUES RELATED INCOME INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS INCOME TOTAL NON-AMENITY INCOME AMENITY INCOME: PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS & BEACHES RECREATION COMPLEX GOLF ARTS & CRAFTS MAINTENANCE WOODSHOP LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI BAR

CONTINGENCY & OTHER TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION (39,165) FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION NET INCOME (LOSS)

129 90,000 (129,294)

(1,000) (167) 84

MONTH ACTUAL PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS & BEACHES RECREATION COMPLEX GOLF GOLF MAINTENANCE ARTS & CRAFTS MAINTENANCE WOODSHOP LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI

BUDGET

(7,222) (1,301) 31,170

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

(108,365) (958) (12,726) (5,017) (12,844) (25,421) 2,543 (27,932) (4,804) (164,855) (990) (32,850) (63,856) 1,612 (9,600) 263 (4,223) 1,965

(106,172) (692) (13,170) (4,713) (41,705) (22,276) 5,790 (28,415) (4,520) (127,423) (632) (30,576) (100,901) (732) (16,614) 957 (4,552) (624)

(2,193) (266) 444 (304) 28,861 (3,145) (3,247) 483 (284) (37,432) (358) (2,274) 37,045 2,344 7,014 (694) 329 2,589

(468,058)

(496,970)

28,912

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFICIT

(172,443)

Prior Year (2020) BUDGET

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

ACTUAL

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

115,337 16,708 69,249 146,547 100,168 116,301 183,916 21,174 5,813 3,395 46,280 567,720 145,282 538,546 2,735 80,942 91,071

999,426 10,771 217,527 45,176 190,565 319,650 93,525 220,012 66,769 1,359,711 6,754 300,540 1,132,211 111,624 705,952 1,485 115,575 187,325

(884,089) 5,937 (148,278) 101,371 (90,397) (203,349) 90,391 (220,012) (45,595) (1,353,898) (3,359) (254,260) (564,491) 33,658 (167,406) 1,250 (34,633) (96,254)

(954,099) 12,393 (76,686) 103,090 (75,339) (209,671) 104,706 (234,089) (36,304) (1,152,304) (5,153) (272,786) (842,562) (2,438) (138,063) 10,796 23,601 (31,161)

70,010 (6,456) (71,592) (1,719) (15,058) 6,322 (14,315) 14,077 (9,291) (201,594) 1,794 18,526 278,071 36,096 (29,343) (9,546) (58,234) (65,093)

(895,334) 9,355 (124,091) 105,165 (84,251) (226,458) 92,673 (216,826) (41,871) (1,168,773) (4,431) (292,077) (675,480) 675 (253,100) (456) 15,523 (137,654)

11,245 (3,418) (24,187) (3,794) (6,146) 23,109 (2,282) (3,186) (3,724) (185,125) 1,072 37,817 110,989 32,983 85,694 1,706 (50,156) 41,400

2,251,184

6,084,598

(3,833,414)

(3,776,069)

(57,345)

(3,897,411)

63,997

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


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: Sep 30, 2021

NOVEMBER 2021 • 49 THE HIDEOUT POA, INC. ACCRUAL BASIS - OPERATING FUND OPERATING FUNDS (MONTH) MONTH MONTH VARIANCE % ACTUAL BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

428,939 A

428,855 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

185,100

TOTAL INCOME TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS)

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET YTD PERIOD ENDED: Sep 30, 2021

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

84

0.0%

408,096

170,694

14,406

8.4%

206,381

614,039

599,549

14,490

2.4%

614,477

653,204

674,043

20,839

3.1%

633,304

(39,165) 90,129 (129,294)

YTD ACTUAL

(74,494) 90,129 (164,623)

35,329

(18,827)

-

0.0%

81,379

35,329

21.5%

(100,206)

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

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

3,887,361 A

3,856,191 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,251,184

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

31,170

0.8%

3,730,094

1,969,350

281,834

14.3%

1,610,117

6,138,545

5,825,541

313,004

5.4%

5,340,211

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

6,087,105

5,802,832

(284,273)

-4.9%

5,512,654

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

51,440

22,709

28,731

811,163

811,163

-

(759,723)

(788,454)

TOTAL INCOME

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS) CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF Sep 30, 2021

ADJUSTED FORECAST

28,731

(172,443)

C

0.0%

732,413

3.6%

(904,856)

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

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

5,150,728

5,142,750

7,978

0.16%

4,963,120

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,649,198

2,340,739

308,459

13.18%

2,028,588

7,799,926

7,483,489

316,437

4.23%

6,991,708

8,026,509

7,616,330

(410,179)

-5.39%

7,293,530

(93,742)

-71%

(301,822)

0.0%

976,551

TOTAL INCOME TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS)

(226,583)

(132,841)

1,081,551

1,081,551

(1,308,134)

(1,214,392)

(93,742) D

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

Footnote Explanations A: Dues Related Income stated on an Accrual Basis. B: Dues Related Income Budget based upon 2021 Actual Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C: Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2021. D: Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) 2021. Forecast Adjustments Adjustments have been made to forecast based on actual operating results YTD Budget Variances 1 Operational dues collections are on track with budget; Delinquent dues collections have exceeded budget 2 Investment income: $12,000 budgeted, $1778 earned YTD 3. Public Safety: Revenue fav $53k; expenses fav $16.8 4 Ski Hill: Revenue unfav $24K; expenses unfav $48k 5 Pools & Beaches: Unfavorable loss YTD of $15k over budget 6 Maintenance: Revenue on budget; expenses unfav $202k 7 Administration: Revenue fav $339k; expenses unfav $61k 8 Clubhouse: Revenue fav $87.6k; expenses unfav $117k 9 Lodge/Tiki Bar: Revenue unfav $148k; expenses fav $82k 10 Snackbars: Revenue unfav $4.7k; expenses unfav $53.5k

(1,278,373)


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THE HIDEOUT POA, INC 2021 Capital Expenditures - As of Sep 30, 2021 New Capital Projects Backup generator for Public Safety Four new two-way radios Radar Display Units (4) ABDI Proprietary Scanfast - license scanner

Department Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety

Project # 10-45 10-46 10-47

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

3,500 10,500 17,000

Under (Over)

10,499

3,500 1 17,000 1,780

6,000

10-48

6,000

Public Safety Communications Center

Public Safety

10-49

15,000

13,220

Commercial swing set for playground Laurel Pk

Laurel Park

11-40

2,500

2,157

Pole Barn

Ski Hill

12-41

10,367

343 10,367

Ski Hill Renovations (trf from main gate project)

Ski Hill

12-42

90,000

17,762

100 New Kayak rack storage spots (Marina)

Marina

13-41

6,000

5,535

Bocce Ball court pavilion/roof

Recreation

16-42

45,000

72,239 465 45,000 1,600

Electric Trolling motor/batteries/charger (for row boats)

Recreation

16-43

Batting cage

Recreation

16-44

3,500

Toro 3500D Rough Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-42

41,500

1,600 41,846

Buffalo Turbine Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-43

8,000

8,708

Jacobsen Greensking IV Plus (mower)

Golf Maintenance

19-44

30,000

3,500 (346) (708) 30,000

7,400

9,300

(1,900)

Chevy F550 with Dump & Plow (Used)

Facilities Maintenance

30-48

30,000

56,378

(26,378)

5 Fireproof filing cabinets

Facilities Maintenance

30-49

10,500

9,342

1,158

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

60,000

1,947

58,053

Install air conditioning in Maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

48,375

POA Office - Upstairs Expansion Construction

Administration

40-30

48,375

Clubhouse Deck Design (Plans)

Clubhouse

60-44

9,625

10,300

Meat slicer

Clubhouse

60-45

2,500

2,210

290

Beer cooler (bar pub)

Clubhouse

60-46

4,000

2,200

1,800

Walk-in Cooler

Clubhouse

60-47

16,484

17,158

Jonas Event Management Software (inc 1st yr training)

Lodge/Tiki

60-48

4,415

1,288

Double door freezer

Snackbar

70-41

4,000

***Snow Mobile

Ski Hill

90-37

3,500

3,500

-

***New Wheel Loader

Facilities Maintenance

90-38

45,000

45,000

-

***Salt Spreader

Facilities Maintenance

90-39

5,406

5,406

-

***Plow

Facilities Maintenance

90-40

13,229

13,229

-

***Auger Attachment

Facilities Maintenance

90-43

5,688

5,688

-

***Frozen Beverage Dispenser

Snackbar

90-44

2,220

2,220

-

***Mower for Ski Hill

Ski Hill

90-46

3,073

3,073

-

***New Machine Trailer

Facilities Maintenance

90-49

3,500

3,500

-

***ADA Lift Chairs

Pools & Beaches

90-51

1,078

1,078

-

82,693

292,542

277,917

(675)

(674) 3,127 4,000

487,766 Adjusted Budget

570,459

Capital Reserve Projects Vehicle, Hybrid replacement for #104 or potential new 170 Montauk boat (replace whaler) potential sell/trade-in

Public Safety Public Safety

10-40 10-41

55,000 45,500

-

52,650 46,779

2,350 (1,279)

10-42

26,000

-

25,000

1,000

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-43

15,000

-

10,554

4,446

Upgrade to Turbo-net software (GPS tracking vehicles)

Public Safety

10-44

6,000

-

5,989

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-40

45,000

-

Replace North and Main gate cameras

Public Safety

60,421

Ski Hill Renovations (trf from main gate project)

Ski Hill

12-42

70,000

Buoys for lakes

Marina

13-40

1,800

-

11 45,000 9,579 1,800

Chemical controls box for North Pool (1) & Main pool (2)

Pools & Beaches

15-40

14,100

-

11,786

New heater for North pool

Pools & Beaches

15-41

3,000

-

2,437

Repair Kiddie Pool

Pools & Beaches

15-42

55,000

-

2,314

North Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

16,000

-

16,000

-

Recreation Center Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

16,000

-

9,000

7,000

563 55,000

South Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

18,000

-

2 NordicTrack commercial treadmills (replacements)

Recreation

16-41

6,000

-

6,356

18,000

Pressure Washer

Golf Maintenance

19-40

4,000

-

3,392

608

Golf Cart Path Repair

Golf Maintenance

19-41

40,000

-

-

40,000

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph I (9 of 10)

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

200,000

-

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

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

200,000

-

(356)

Road Paving - large Projects

Facilities Maintenance

30-18

100,000

-

95,200

4,800

Stormwater maintenance allocation

Facilities Maintenance

30-40

200,000

-

74,413

125,587

Miller Road Renovation

Facilities Maintenance

30-41

25,000

-

Fence-In Trash Area

Facilities Maintenance

30-42

23,000

-

9,075

13,925

Secondary containment for gas tanks Maint Bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-43

10,000

-

-

10,000

Vegetation management/tree removal

Facilities Maintenance

30-44

50,000

-

51,293

Additional recycling compactor (replace 2 open tops)

Facilities Maintenance

30-45

12,000

-

Facilities Maintenance

30--46

25,000

(1,293) 12,000

-

91,832

(1,832)

Replace roof on maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

54,000

-

38,106

15,894

Woodshop Siding

Woodshop

33-40

12,000

-

Dam Safety and Maintenance

Lakes & Environmental

35-40

160,000

-

118,692

41,308

Floating Wetland Island for Brooks, Replacement

Lakes & Environmental

35-41

27,900

-

25,600

2,300

Brooks Lake Rehabilitation Project (dam safety)

Lakes & Environmental

35-42

22,000

-

22,807

Roamingwood Park Landscaping

Lakes & Environmental

35-43

10,000

-

9,357

643

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - cost

Lakes & Environmental

35-44

315,000

-

31,899

283,101

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - reimbursable

Lakes & Environmental

35-45

(323,910)

-

(16,508)

(307,402)

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

20,000

Docstar Softcare - I Year

Administration-IT

40-40

4,700

-

Anti-virus for workstations and servers

Administration-IT

40-41

8,000

Computer Inventory Upgrade

Administration-IT

40-42

8,535

ADBI Server to Wmware Upgrade

Administration-IT

40-43

8,000

Microsoft Office licenses/Windows 10 licenses

Administration-IT

40-44

APC Netshelter rack for server room

Administration-IT

APC Smart-UPS for server room & workstations

Administration-IT

POA siding

Replace Salt Shed

90,000

12,000

(807)

19,853

147

-

4,700

-

-

8,000

-

8,426

109

-

-

8,000

6,200

-

3,845

2,355

40-45

2,100

-

-

2,100

40-46

8,500

-

1,867

6,633

Administration

40-47

30,000

-

30,000

-

Clubhouse Landscaping (Shrub Removal & Replace)

Clubhouse

60-40

10,000

-

-

10,000

Horizontal bottle cooler Dry Storage Shelving Clubhouse siding

Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse

60-41 60-42 60-43

1,300 2,750 30,000

-

2,020 2,733 30,000

Two-door reach in Freezer for snack shop

Snackbar

70-40

2,700

-

3,814

Lodge Accessibility Ramp Plans

Lodge

80-40

12,000

-

-

12,000

Tiki Bar Renovation (compliance)

Lodge/Tiki

80-41

50,000

-

4,000

46,000

Lift Umbrellas & Bases (15)

Lodge/Tiki

80-42

3,000

-

Replace exterior doors at Lodge and POA downstairs

Lodge

80-43

44,000

-

43,885

115

***2-Way Radios/Ski Patrol

Ski Hill

90-36

2,827

2,827

-

***Bouys

Lakes & Marina

90-41

3,860

3,860

-

***Mini Excavator

Facilities Maintenance

90-47

32,500

32,500

***A/C Unit Replacements

Facilities Maintenance

90-48

80,252

80,252

-

***Stackable Banquet Chairs

Lodge

90-52

3,150

3,150

-

***Vehicles for Facilities Maintenance (2)

Facilities Maintenance

90-50

96,643

96,643

-

***Roof repair main lodge

Lodge

90-53

14,100

14,100

***Aeration System Replacement

Lakes & Environmental

90-55

Reimbursement for magic carpet lift tow

Ski Hill

12-30

5,917

1,875,175 * Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget

(1,114)

3,000

5,917 (5,424)

-

(720) 17 -

-

(5,424)

-

-

-

239,249

1,586,398

517,178

1,878,941

795,095

2,114,424

**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval

2,362,941

**** Reallocation

Adjusted Budget

321,942 2,684,883

+ Savings Permanent to Offset Other Projects

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


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HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF Sep 30, 2021

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL

FINDING GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IS COMFORTING.

2021 BILLING 5,287,500 1,275,000 375,000

76.216% 18.378% 5.405%

Billed 3750 1,410 340 100

6,937,500

100.00%

1,850

TOTAL DUES BILLED

AMOUNT COLLECTED

%

2021 # LOTS PAID IN FULL

% OF $ PAID

455,530 * 1,458,680 3,186,698

185 * 783 1,736

1st Quarter 2021

5,100,908

2,704

73.53%

2nd Quarter 2021

809,213 283,643 204,180 1,297,036

448 142 108 698

11.7% 4.1% 2.9% 18.70%

JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 3rd Quarter 2021

93,771 69,873 48,846 212,491

51 36 47 134

1.4% 1.0% 0.7% 3.06%

6,610,435

3,536

95.29%

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH

APRIL MAY JUNE

YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

Budget 3625

T HAT’S W HY P EOPLE T URN TO U S

6.6% 21.0% 45.9%

James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Lake Ariel • 570-698-5811 www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com Milton James, FD, Super

Home of the Lake Region Crematory

YTD Dues Analysis: $6,610,435 collected through Sep 30, 2021; *Total includes member accounts that prepaid in full and credits toward 2021 dues from 2020 in the amount of $90,616

Current Projection

2021 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3625 3625 PROJECTION

YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

6,706,250

6,706,250

2021 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED YEAR TO DATE DELINQUENT DUES COLLECTED

164,615

62,000

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV> -

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

102,615

% of $ Budgeted 100.00%

% of $ Budgeted 266%

Eat, Drink, & be Grateful

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HAMLIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 613 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Kenneth Claflin. (570) 689-2630. NEWFOUNDLAND MORAVIAN CHURCH, 985 Main Street, Newfoundland, PA 18445. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Pastor Mark Newman. (570) 676-8201. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Every other Friday Service 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. (570) 253-2222. TEMPLE HESED, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA 18505. First Friday of the month Service 6 p.m., all other Fridays Service 8 p.m. Rabbi Daniel Swartz. (570) 344-7201. ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church Street, Hawley, PA 18428. Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m. Reverend Adam Reinhardt (570) 226-2411 Email: spelc@ptd.net

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


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THE HIDEOUT POA, a Gold Star Gated Four Season Recreational Community in NEPA is seeking candidates for the following:

SEASONAL WINTER POSITIONS COMING SOON!

TUBE RUN PUSHERS RENTAL SHOP TECHNICIANS & CASHIERS SNOW MAKERS LIFT OPERATORS

(Must be at least 18 years old)

SKI/SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS (Experience Necessary)

SKI PATROL

(National active Ski Patrol in good standing, CPR Certified in adult/children & infants, Current Outdoor Emergency Care Certification and Criminal and FBI background checks are Required)

Must be available to work weekends and holidays!

APPLY AT www.hideoutassoc.com/ Click on Employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants age 14-17 must have a PA Work Permit (may be obtained through School District) Applicants will be subject to a PSP Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Certification and FBI Criminal Record Check w/ fingerprints upon conditional acceptance of employment (paid by POA). Applicants may be subject to Substance Abuse Testing upon conditional acceptance of employment (paid by POA)


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ADVERTISING SALES AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS ASSISTANT Seeking an experienced Advertising and Community Relations Assistant to secure paid advertisers for the Hideabout, Web Classifieds and any other paid advertising needs for our community. Will work to create and develop advertisements in a timely manner. Generate and distribute invoices to advertisers using QuickBooks software. The successful candidate will attend special events to take photos and assist the Community Relations Manager with advertising needs. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

• • • • •

2-3 year's sales experience. Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related field preferred but not required. Knowledge of QuickBooks, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word and PC computer. Demonstrate solid communication skills. Possess a valid Driver's License.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT Join a team that takes pride in providing members and guest with a great dining experience! The Hideout Clubhouse consists of a pub for casual dining or enjoy a fine dining experience in our restaurant. Our Chefs take pride in offering many seasonal as well as favorite American Cuisine dishes. Come be a part of the Clubhouse Team. We are seeking the following positions:

SOUS CHEFS LINE & PREP COOKS DISHWASHERS BUSSERS SERVERS BARTENDERS HOST/HOSTESS SKI HILL SNACK BAR ATTENDANTS


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OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR Assist the Public Safety Director in administering the program of public safety, law enforcement and crime prevention within the Hideout development. Assist in the development of plans and carrying out the fiscal management of department functions while working within budget limits established by the Association Board of Directors. Maintain records and administrative systems that document incidents, responses and follow-up activities.

• • • • • • • • • • •

EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Minimum five-year supervisory experience in Law Enforcement, Public Safety or Security related field. Minimum of an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or related field of study. Possess a valid Driver’s License. Act 235 Certification required within 6 months of employment. CPR/AED Certification required within 6 months of employment. (EMT Certification a Plus) Expandable Baton Certification required within 6 months of employment. (OCAT) Pepper Spray Certification required within 6 months of employment. Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certification within 6 months of employment. Possess good decision making skills in dealing effectively with a wide range of people. Demonstrate excellent writing, computer, and communications skills. Willing to work Weekends, Holidays and Over-Time.

PATROL OFFICERS (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME) Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations. Maintain radio communications with North Gate Control Center and other patrol vehicles.

• • • • •

EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years or older and possess a valid Driver’s License. Certification in ACT 235 preferred. Available to work weekends, holidays and occasional overtime for full-time positions. Work is performed inside and outside with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable situations. Hideout issued uniform provided.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME) Coordinate emergency responses from Police, Fire and Emergency Response personnel. Maintain Command and Control Center for the Community. Keep radio communications between Control and Patrol Vehicles open at all times. Issue guest, visitor and contractor passes as warranted. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Must be 18 years old. • Ability to communicate effectively with members, guest and vendors. • Basic knowledge of Radio Communications a plus. • Basic knowledge of First Aid/AED/EMT a plus.


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Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations. Maintain radio communications with North Gate Control Center and other patrol vehicles.

• • • • •

EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years or older and possess a valid Driver’s License. Certification in ACT 235 preferred. Available to work weekends, holidays and occasional overtime for full-time positions. Work is performed inside and outside with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable situations. OFFICE COORDINATOR Hideout issued uniformRECREATION provided.

Assists in the coordination of daily operational office related tasks. Is involved in the successful management of the Recreation Sales Office. Assist in merchandise ordering, work orders, OFFICERS stocking,COMMUNICATIONS and oversee inventory for Recreation and(FULL-TIME/PART-TIME) Art Center. Schedules staff for RSC, game room, and special events. Coordinate emergency responses from Police, Fire and Emergency Response personnel. Maintain Command and Control Center for the Community. Keep radio communications between Control& and Patrol Vehicles open at all times. Issue guest, visitor and contractor passes EXPERIENCE OTHER REQUIREMENTS: as warranted. • Experience in general office operations required. • Knowledge of Outlook and other Microsoft office programs. EXPERIENCE OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Inventory&control experience preferred. • Must be 18 years old. • Strong organizational skills. • Ability to communicate effectively guest vendors. • Demonstrate a positive attitudewith andmembers, able to work as aand team player. Able to work • Basic knowledge ofand Radio Communications a plus. independently interdependently. • Basic knowledge of First Aid/AED/EMT a plus. • Valid PA. Driver’s license.

HIDEOUT SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION 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 Michael McAleer at (570) 780-8002 for details. They meet on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the POA ■

HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP

The HASG was formed in 1980 to provide an opportunity for Hideout members, including renters, age 40 and over, to meet with and socialize with other members of our community. If you enjoy meeting new friends, socializing with old friends, and like to party, then the H.A.S.G. is for you. Typical events include dinner dances, picnics, luaus, a “social” golf league, local outings, travel, and anything else you can think of that involves socializing, dining, and just generally having a great time with wonderful friends new and old. The H.A.S.G. meets the second Thursday of each month (except December) at 1:00 p.m. at the Main 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: Barbara Kelczewski (570) 503-0855, beesafe@echoes.net ■

HOW LONG

How long shall we live to see The setting sun the rolling sea How long shall we walk those familiar ways To feel the sun on a summer’s day How long shall we watch on high The moon the stars that light the sky How long shall we nurture our children’s growth To learn and teach all that we know How long will the days still lovingly come As we continue to count them one by one For life has not a proposed time frame Nor should be played as a waiting game Life has its work its sorrow it’s fun And shares it fairly with everyone We’ve never known the time we may share True love and what love tends to bare We do know time needs us to be aware Of how we affect and how we care. WOLRAD/2021

WOLRAD is the pen name of Mark Darlow, a Hideout resident since 1984. WOLRAD offers to share his poetry for free at www.mhdarlow.medium.com. Darlow also welcomes comments on his website www.iwonderdoyou.com.

The Treasure Chest There are precious gems In the treasure chest of life, Memories and pictures, And plans and dreams awaiting flight. Yes, life is full of treasures. They come in many ways. Preserved, but not forgotten, They brighten up our days With hope for each tomorrow, And strength just for todayThe treasure chest brings a smile Even on rainy days! Remember, where your treasure is There also your heart lies. So keep each priceless treasure stored And cherished deep inside!

by: Millie Torzilli


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JOHN T. BOLLES GENERAL CONTRACTING

Serving the Tri-State Area for Over 30 Years • Additions • New Construction • Masonry • Excavating • Roofing • Electrical • Plumbing

FREE ESTIMATES FULLY INSURED PA096426

• H Vac • Bathrooms • Kitchens • Stone Work • Decks • Driveway Repairs

570-620-8597 NOVEMBER 2021 Employment Congratulations

To advertise your business in: The Hideabout Newspaper or The Hideabout Extra Call Lisa Green, our Editor, at 570-630-3707 or lgreen@thehideout.us

on your accomplishment!

Happy Anniversary & Many Thanks! NAME DEPARTMENT YEARS Kimberly Good-Kizer Public Safety 5 Jill C. Metschulat Administration 2 William Block Facilities 4 Jill C. Metschulat Administration 2 Mark Rivezzi Facilities 1 Theresa G. O’Shea Administration 1 Lisa Green Community Relations 23 C. Metschulat Administration 2 Lily Visceglia Food and Beverage Theresa G. O’Shea Administration 12 Luciano Azzato Food and Beverage 1

Dryer Vents Cleaned Only $80

ENTIRE HOUSE STEAM CLEANED with FREE Teflon protection (up to 1,000 sq. ft.)

DEEP CLEAN CARPET & DEEP CLEAN CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. 570-630-2338 570-630-2338 With this coupon. Not valid With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior with other offers or prior services. Expires 11-30-21 services. Expires 11-30-21

FINE ORIENTAL, WOOL & SILK RUG SPECIALIST

Bob Wiegand, from the Help A Hero Fund, presented Lisa Williamson with a Certificate of Appreciation for restoring the displays at Reflection Park for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.

•Dry cleaning-certified •Locally owned & operated for over 15 years •Expert with heavily soiled condition •24-hour flood damage cleaning •Pet odor removal •Teflon protection •Drapes & blinds cleaned •Additional Services: -Air duct cleaning -Powerwashing -Window washing

5 ROOMS STEAM CLEANED

230

$

AIR DUCTS

up to 12 vents - with FREE sanitizer

570-630-2338

PLUS FREE DRYER VENT CLEANING!

UPHOLSTERY ANY CHAIR STEAM CLEANED

ANY REG. SIZE SOFA STEAM CLEANED

(dry clean products not included)

DEEP CLEAN CARPET & DEEP CLEAN CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. 570-630-2338 570-630-2338 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior services. Expires 11-30-21

With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior services. Expires 11-30-21


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Your Local Audiologist

·

· Dr. Joseph Motzko Audiologist, CCC-A Dr. Motzko is a highly skilled audiologist who strives to ensure that his pa�ents enjoy all the benefits of hearing. He is a graduate of Wallenpaupack High School and lives in Hawley with his wife and two children.

· · · ·

Comprehensive hearing evalua�ons using the latest in diagnos�c technology The latest digital hearing aid technology, including rechargeable and Bluetooth In-the-Ear and Behind-the-Ear Styles Free 2-Week Take Home Trial Free ba�eries for life All insurances accepted

2591 Route 6, Suite 101, Hawley, PA www.hearing-center.net

(272) 336-0560

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2021 BULK PRICING Minimum Washer/Dryer Mattress/Box spring Twin/Full Queen/King Carpet 8x10/10x12 Hot Water Heaters Dresser/ Table Couch/Sofa Gas Grill Toilet/ Sink Outside Furniture Tires

$20 $50 $20 $30 $25 $30 $25 $40 $20 $20 $30 $10

Members Construction Debris SUV $50 Pickup Truck $125 Dump Truck $200 Contractors Construction Debris Pickup Truck $150 Dump Truck $225 Items that are not permitted-Electronics, Light bulbs, Refrigerants, Hazardous Waste and Materials, Oil, Fuel, Car batteries, and Chemicals. The Fees listed above are based on per drop off.

Online Gate Access Hideout Members can register guests online. No need to call the gate. You not only have the ability to register your guests online but also on your mobile device.

1. Members must be in good standing 2. Members must first fill out the registration form to setup a login on our website at: www.hideoutassoc.com. The Registration form is under the Resource tab then click on Gate Access. 3. You will receive a confirmation from The Hideout once you register.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Volunteer Today!

LAKE ARIEL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY THERE ARE MANY LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP FIRST RESPONDER • AUXILIARY SOCIAL MEMBERS


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Hideout Adult Bowling League WEEK # 3 – Time to FALL into bowling every Wednesday afternoon with our fellow Hideout bowlers!!! Congratulations to our “Sweep” Teams: Kane’s Mutiny STRIKE KINGS – John Kane 242 (570), Al Dekler 221 (530), Geoff Gliebe 219 (511), Rich Guiffredo 212 (603), Bob Fezza 201 (520), Larry Triolo 194, Mike Messina 180, Tom Maher 176, Dave Dimmick 170, Paul Schiavo 167, Mike Labate 164, Charlie David 164, Larry Kiefhaber 161, Peter Mennona 160, Bernard Chiarella 159, Ray Lubanski 159, Lou DelliSanti 156, Rich Rosenberg 155, Willie Schumacher 155, Bill Wagner 151, Ken Wenz 151, Rick Hadley 150, Pat Noone 150, Tom Maguire 148, Len Wysocki 147 & Joe Stach 146. Way to Roll!!! STRIKE QUEENS – Doris Kane 184 (546), Ronnie Noone 173 (469), Carol Lopiccolo 167 (451), Reggie Hadley 165, Lorraine Procopio 163 (452), Stephanie Wysocki 162 (449), Linda Brenner 161, Carole Maguire 157 (403), Janice Wagner 149, Marilyn Sevigny 148 (419), Cindy Gaspari 146, Lucille Koehler 139, Julie Grodski 134, Karen Gliebe 132, Michele Palladino 129, Angie Mennona 128, Renee Recchio 127, Sue Dimmick 123, Donna White 121, Laura Hinton & Joyce LaRocca 119 & Edna Moran 115. Congrats Ladies for fine bowling! TEAM 6 - THUNDER shattered the pins with a 1839 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Vinny Recchio, Paul Schiavo, Geoff Gliebe & Captain Rich Guiffredo for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Linda Brenner was in a groove last week making her mark with a BIG 161 & 393...63POA. Rich Guiffredo tore up his lanes & ripped out a great 212 & 603...120POA. Congrats on being inducted into the Super Sixers Club. Doris Kane had a “Rack ‘Em Up & Knock ‘Em Down attitude as she fired off a superb 184 & 546...123POA. Congrats to John Kane for a grand 242 and an outstandingl 570...138POA.Wow!!! Joyce LaRocca had a splendid afternoon on her lanes scooping up a 119 & 330…96POA. Carole Maguire with her mighty ball in hand, bounced the pins into the channel for a superb 157 & 403...76POA. Rob Trombley put in an awesome performance last week , rolling a 144 & 394...55POA. Willie Schumacher had a few strikes up his sleeve when he stunned the pins & “aced” a very impressive 155 & 428...77POA. HONORABLE MENTION: Lucille Koehler - 63POA, Joanne Trombley - 57, Marilyn Sevigny - 56, Ray Lubanski - 42POA WEEK # 4 - Fall is now in full swing with leaves turning colors and the wind blowing as we bowled our 4th official week. Congratulations to our “Sweep” Teams: Aches & Pains, 3 Dudes & A Dame & Who Us? STRIKE KINGS -- Larry Triolo 232 (638), Bob Fezza 222 (535), Bill Wagner 214 (566), Tom Maguire 212 (515), Charlie David 212 (579), Mike Lab7ate 200 (543), Rich Guiffredo 199 (512), Pat Noone 192 (542), Geoff Gliebe 189 (522), Bernard Chiarella 187 (506), Tom Maher 18 (526), Ray Lubanski 184, John Kane 178 (512), John Gaspari 169, Vinny Recchio 169, Al Dekler 168, Peter Tomasetti 167, Chuck Bertani 167, Lou DelliSanti 167, Rick Hadley 166, Peter Mennona 164, Pasquale Mozzone 156, Rob Trombley 154, Al Brookmeyer 151, Mike Messina & Rich Rosenberg 148, Larry

Kiefhaber, Jeff Sias & Ken Wenz 146, Willie Schumacher & Joe Stach 145, Dave Dimmick & Paul Schiavo 142. Congratulations to the Men for an exceptional performance on the lanes! Ed Cherico drilled 335; Mike Hanbury scooped 265; Arthur Palladino fired 337 & Len Wysocki captured 370 . STRIKE QUEENS -- Doris Kane 204 (511), Ronnie Noone 196 (532), Cindy Gaspari 183 (450), Stephanie Wysocki 177 (461), Karen Gliebe 169 (405), Gail Endorf 164 (456), Denise Guiffredo 155 (407), Carol Lopiccolo 154 (422), Lorraine Procopio 153 (411), Marilyn Sevigny 151, Janice Wagner 149, Bobbie Hraba 148, Sue Dimmick 136, Laura Rusnak 134, Donna White 133, Carole Maguire 130, Linda Brenner 126, Edna Moran 124, Renee Recchio 122, Laura Hinton 121, Julie Grodski 120, Michele Palladino 120,Jeanne Schumacher 115. Hooray Ladies for a Job Well Done!!! Karen Bertani scooped up a 98; JoAnn DelliSanti rounded up 107; Lucille Koehler raked in 109; Joyce LaRocca iced 96; Angie Mennona crushed 106; Joanne Trombley racked up 100 & Betty Truncale iced a 112. Team 8 - THE “8” BALLS shattered the pins with a 1875 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Joyce LaRocca, Peter Tomasetti, Ray Lubanski & Captain Peter Mennona for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Bernard Chiarella mangled the pins & whipped out a sensational 187 & 506...101POA. Cindy Gaspari had a splendid afternoon on the lanes scooping up 183 & 450...75POA. Denise Guiffredo packed her score sheet with a string of great hits & delivered an exceptional 407...65POA!! Bobbie Hraba gained total control of her lanes for an eye-popping 148 & 388..100POA. Pat Noone left the pins in ruins when he carved out a spectacular 192 & 542...104POA. Wow!!! Ronnie Noone destroyed the pins every frame & locked up a 196 & an awesome 532 Series. Vinny Recchio got into the groove & exploded on the lanes for a superb 169 & 457 Series…127POA. Jeanne Schumacher was all smiles rolling a 318...54POA. Peter Tomasetti left the pins in ruins & raced into victory with a terrific 167 & 478...a mind-blowing 100POA. Kudos to Larry Triolo for putting in a brilliant performance on the lanes scoring 232 HG & 638...134POA & being inducted into the SUPER SIXERS CLUB. Larry is gearing up for the “Strike Specialist” Award. HONORABLE MENTION: Bill Wagner 83POA, Tom Maguire - 80POA, Mike Labate - 78POA, Tom Maher - 73POA, John Gaspari & Pat Mozzone - 61POA, Rick Hadley - 60POA, Jeanne Schumacher - 54POA & Peter Mennona 50POA. WEEK # 5 - Our bowlers hammered out some HIGH scores. Knockin’ them down faster than they were being racked up! Congratulations to our “Sweep” Teams: ACHES & PAINS, NO PIN INTENDED & THE CAPTAIN STINKS STRIKE KINGS - Charlie David 215 (519), Bernard Chiarella 210 (532), Tom Maher 205 (539), Tom Maguire 202, Bill Wagner 197, Pat Noone 192, Len Wysocki 189, Jeff Sias 188, Geoff Gliebe 187 (505), Ken Wenz 184, Peter Mennona 183, Mike Labate 182, Al Dekler 181, Pasquale Mozzone 176, Bob Fezza 174, Mike Messina 169, John Kane & Larry Triolo 168, Lou DelliSanti 162, Rich Guiffredo 159, Joe Stach & Rob Trombley

158, Ray Lubanski 155, Rick Hadley 150, Dave Dimmick & Rich Rosenberg 149, Peter Tomasetti & Vinny Recchio 148, John Gaspari 145, Arthur Palladino & Willie Schumacher 143 and Ed Cherico 140. Way to Roll!!! Chuck Bertani skated to a 353; Mike Hanbury dazed the pins for a 307 and Paul Schiavo triggered a 281. STRIKE QUEENS – Karen Bertani 169, Reggie Hadley 167 (474), Denise Guiffredo 165 (437), Lorraine Procopio 165 (433) & Janice Wagner 165 (438), Stephanie Wysocki 163 (417), Doris Kane 162 (469) & Ronnie Noone 162 (404), Carole Maguire 159 (417), Cindy Gaspari & Renee Recchio 155, Sue Dimmick 152, Marilyn Sevigny 148, Edna Moran 144, Gail Endorf & Kathy Lubanski 138, Karen Gliebe 134, Linda Brenner 133, Julie Grodski & Michele Palladino 132, Bobbie Hraba 126, JoAnn DelliSanti 124, Laura Rusnak 123, Laura Hinton & Donna White 121. You Go Girls!!! Lucille Koehler cranked out a 318; Joyce LaRocca glided to a 274; Angie Mennona carved a 300; Jeanne Schumacher grabbed a 240 & Joanne Trombley whacked the pins for a 274. Team 12 - ACHES & PAINS shattered the pins with a 1857 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Karen Bertani, Bobbie Hraba, Ken Wenz & Captain Mike Labate for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Bernard Chiarella continues to maintain his “High Roller” status with a 210 & 532...94POA. Denise Guiffredo impressed her team by jamming the pins into the channel for an awesome 165 & 437...65POA. Reggie Hadley was all smiles hitting her mark & watching the pins scramble for a 474...66POA. Carole Maguire packed her scoresheet with a string of great hits cranking out a 159 & 417...51POA. Tom Maher was packin’ some heat on his lanes, melting the pins & fired off a fantastic 205 & 539…62POA. Pasquale Mozzone thought he was on the Pickleball Court making his ball fly getting in many “ACE” shots...475 & 103POA. Renee Recchio was busy trapping strikes & spares reeling in a 155 & 391...49POA. Jeff Sias put in an amazing performance last week, blasting the pins into oblivion & rolled a sensational 188 & 447...96POA. Janice Wagner used her smooth delivery to rope in a grand 438...51POA. Len Wysocki drilled his powerful ball into the strike zone with precision & blasted the pins for a terrific 468…81POA. Honorable Mention : Lou DelliSanti - 61POA, Ken Wenz - 47POA, Laura Hinton - 44POA, Karen Bertani - 43POA, Sue Dimmick 42POA WEEK # 6 - Our bowlers made the Lanes explode with Power Packed Delivers & High Scores. Congratulations to our “Sweep” Teams: Hit & Miss and THUNDER STRIKE KINGS - Geoff Gliebe 226 (538), Bob Fezza 222 (553), Pat Noone 206, Charlie David 199 (557), Al Dekler 195, Tom Maher 190 (542), Larry Triolo 189 (551), Joe Stach 180, Len Wysocki 174, Chuck Bertani 171, Peter Mennona 171, Bill Wagner 171,

Vinny Recchio 170, Tom Maguire 169, John Kane 167, Rich Rosenberg 163, Bernard Chiarella 161, Mike Messina 159, Mike Labate 158, Dave Dimmick 157, Lou DelliSanti 151, Larry Kiefhaber, John Gaspari & Ray Lubanski 148, Rich Guiffredo 147, Peter Tomasetti 144, Willie Schumacher 143 & Rick Hadley 142. Yippee!!! Ed Cherico skated to a 337; Mike Hanbury dazed the pins for 298; Pasquale Mozzone triggered a 401 & Arthur Palladino fired a 336. STRIKE QUEENS – Ronnie Noone 206 (508), Doris Kane 182 (500), Denise Guiffredo 179 (471), Gail Endorf 173 (469), Stephanie Wysocki 168 (485), Cindy Gaspari 157, Marilyn Sevigny 155 (414), Reggie Hadley 153 (433), Carol Lopiccolo 149 (403), Janice Wagner 149, Karen Gliebe 145, Lucille Koehler 143, Bobbie Hraba 142 (405), Carol Maguire 142, Renee Recchio 136, Laura Rusnak 127, Kathy Lubanski 126, Sue Dimmick 124, JoAnn DelliSanti 122, and Edna Moran 121. Yay!!! Laura Hinton checked out a 294; Joyce LaRocca swooped up 267 & Jeanne Schumacher glided to a 261. Team #5 - GRAND FIN ALLEY shattered the pins with a 1878 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to JoAnn DelliSanti, (Vacant), Denise Guiffredo & Captain Lorraine Procopio for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Dave Dimmick rolled an awesome score last week of 438...30POA. Gail Endorf destroyed the pins every frame & hammered out a superb 173 & 469…37POA. Bob Fezza had a stellar performance last week with pins exploding into the channel for 222 & 553...52POA. Geoff Gliebe - Awarded “ Strike Specialist” stacking up XXX’s capturing a 226 & 538...25POA. Denise Guiffredo continued to destroy the pins & scooped up a superb 179 & 471…78POA. Bobbie Hraba being relaxed, upright & balanced delivered her ball with a perfect pitch for a 405...60POA. Tom Maher aimed high & fired a fantastic 190 & 542…50POA. Hats off to Ronne Noone for an awesome 206 & 508...37POA. Vinny Recchio jammed the pins into the channel for a skillful 170 & 458…65POA. Stephanie Wysocki took command of the lanes & reeled in a 485 …44POA. . Honorable Mention : Lucille Koehler 33POA, Marilyn Sevigny - 30POA, Edna Moran - 25POA, JoAnn DelliSanti - 24POA Larry Triolo - 23POA, Pat Noone - 22POA, Charlie David -20POA The Officers of the Hideout Bowling League - Rick Hadley, Bob Fezza, Bill Wagner and Reggie Hadley “Wish You All A “Happy Thanksgiving”. Be Thankful and Think How Rich We Are - Our Families Are Priceless - Our Time Is Golden & Our Health is Our Wealth!! By: Reggie Hadley - Secretary ■


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Keep Recycling Successful - Single Stream Recycling

Acceptable Items: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Milk Cartons Aluminum Cans Glass Bottles (green, clear, brown) Tin & Bi-Metallic Containers: (including aerosol cans) Aseptic Milk/Juice Cartons Juice Boxes Aluminum Foil (pie plates, etc.) Plastic Containers - 1-7 Frozen Food Cartons Paper Egg Cartons Newspaper Magazines & Catalogs Kraft Paper (brown grocery bags) Chipboard/Box Board White & Colored Ledger Paper Notebook Paper Construction Paper Soft Covered Workbooks, Telephone & Paperback Books Junk Mail (incl. envelopes & coupons) White Envelopes Computer, Fax, & Copy Paper

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

NO Trash Please NO Diapers remember to NO Clothing rinse your containers NO Styrofoam BEFORE you NO Plastic Bags recycle them! NO Caps or Lids Thank you! NO Food NO Compost NO Yard Waste NO Greasy Pizza Boxes

Trash & Recycling Area Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 8:00 8:00

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On this day, we honor all current and former members of the Armed Services. Our country’s greatness is built on the foundation of your courage and sacrifice. Thank you!

Happy Veterans Day!


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

25 MPH

in designated Safety Zones fines are doubled. Please watch for our pedestrians. We have many children and adults out riding bicycles and walking dogs.

Please observe all signs and Association rules for the safety of our members, guests, and staff.

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.

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 $150.00 fine and a $300.00 fine for repeat offenses.

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

HAVE GUESTS COMING TO THE HIDEOUT FOR A VISIT?

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP CARDS

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

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.

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

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

HIDEOUT DIRECT NUMBERS 570-630-3700 Registration 570-630-3723 Maintenance 570-630-3728 Main Lodge Security 570-630-3729 Ski Hill 570-630-3731 Clubhouse Reservations 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 POA Fax North Beach North Pool Recreation Fax Main Pool Mini Golf Woodworkers’ Shop Golf Maintenance

698-4100 698-9457 698-7013 698-7011 698-6580 698-7014 698-4086 698-6269 698-6384

EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317

HIDEOUT TV - CHANNEL 920 To reach the following, please dial (570) 698-4100 plus ext. number Maintenance 132 Main Gate 140 North Gate 142

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

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

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

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

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

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) believes in neighbors helping neighbors. Although the Good Neighbors Club is a function of the HASG, we are pleased to offer medical equipment to all Hideout residents. Many people in the Hideout have donated medical equipment which they no longer have need of. These items are now being kept in a storage closet in the Indoor Sports Complex. There are lots of walkers and crutches, some canes, numerous potty chairs and shower seats, a few wheelchairs and a scooter. If you have need of any of these for yourself or if a guest is coming for the weekend and is in need of one for that time period, you may borrow one by stopping in at the Recreation office (570-630-3733), and someone will show you to the storage closet. Please remember to sign out whatever you are borrowing. If you are unable to get to the Indoor Sports Complex, please contact Judy Restaino at 570-698-9840, and she will arrange for you to get what you need.


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LOCAL CLASSIFIED ADS WATERPROOFING & MOLD REMEDIATION

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

CLEANING SERVICE • Suds Up Cleaning Service “Suds up or scrub up, there’s nothing we won’t clean up!” • Residential • Commercial • Rentals • Contractor Clean up Insurance, Free Estimates, We Love Referrals! Call 570-229-4774 Editors note: see their ad on page 43

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BROS. LUMBER CO., Inc.

∙ 229 Mount Cobb Highway, Hamlin, PA 18427 ( 570-689-4071 ∙ 250 Sunrise Ave., Honesdale, PA 18431 ( 570 253-3540 ∙ 653 Rt. 739, Lords Valley, Hawley, PA 18428 ( 570-775-0598 ∙ 20 Oak Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 ( 845-252-3955 ∙ Rt. 507 & Brink Hill Road, Greentown, PA 18426 ( 570-676-9860 Boom Truck - Fork Lift Service - Prompt Delivery

Please register (request a login) Sign up for email blasts. Access: - The Hideabout Newspaper - The Hideabout Extra - The Hideout TV Channel 920

• 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!

All classified ads are due by the 20th of the month to run in the following month’s Hideabout. Payment is due before printing. DON’T FORGET YOUR PHONE NUMBER!

Please DON’T

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(570) 689-2539

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If members wish to receive their Hideabout Newspaper in the mail, they can subscribe for $16 per year (April-March issues) to receive a monthly Hideabout. You can pay online at: www.hideoutassoc.com 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 and at the amenities each month. You can also view it on The Hideout website at www.hideoutassoc.com.

Let our local businesses know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER!

(570) 470-4748

Teal Feather Shoppe (570) 878-6778

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Artisan Wares Vintage Treasures Unique Gifts @thetealfeathershoppe

GOULDSBORO CHIMNEY & FURNACE CLEANING CO.

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Licensed & Fully Insured

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

DESTINY CONTRACTING & HANDYMAN Services Perry Behr 631-374-8027 #PA143702 1494 The Hideout • Lake Ariel, PA 18436

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Have a question? Here’s who to call... POA

(570) 698-4100

Amenities Phone Extensions NM Art Center....................ext. 164 Food & Beverage.......................ext. 151 Main Gate...................................ext. 140 Main Gate Direct Line..............630-3738 Main Lodge................................ext. 155 Main Pool...................................698-7014 Mini Golf....................................698-4086 North Beach...............................698-7013 North Gate.................................ext. 142 North Gate Direct Line............630-3737 North Pool..................................698-7011 Quilters.......................................ext. 156 Ski Hill........................................ext. 170

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Locklin's Bottled Gas, Inc. Ask your neighbor about our service and friendly and personable office staff!

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Let The Hideabout help to grow your business!

Call (570) 630-3707

Woodworkers............................698-6269

Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Inc.

- Winterization Specialist

Automatic Delivery

Departments

Serving The Hideout Community For Over 10 Years

Dial (570) plus number

CBS Construction, LLC

Golf Maintenance...............698-6384 Maintenance..............................698-4100, ext. 133 North Gate Emergency............698-6317 Recr

eation 698-4100,

ext. 160 Fitness Center............................698-4100, ext. 165 Registration........................698-4100, ext. 100 Golf Pro Shop.....................698-4100, ext. 180

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Public Safety Patrol Office..698-4100, ext. 145 Game Room.......................698-4100, ext. 244

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

Call serviced within 24 hours! Most same day!

570-906-0909

Other Helpful Numbers Emergency Dial “911”

State Police.........................(570) 253-7126 Geisinger CMC........................... (570) 703-8000

Please remember to be courteous to your fellow members & pick up after your dog. Thank you!

Geisinger, Wilkes Barre.............(570) 348-1120 Regional Hospital of Scranton.......(570) 348-7100 Moses Taylor, Scranton.............(570) 770-5000 Wayne Memorial, Honesdale..................................(570) 253-8100

Check out our website at: www.hideoutassoc.com for everything and anything happening in The Hideout.

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570-241-3048 Tree Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding Storm Damage & Cleanup Landscaping Services 24 Hour Emergency Service References Available

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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY A to Z Maintenance Page 13 Agway - Lake Ariel Page 64 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 26 All-Out Logging & Landscaping Page 19 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 42 Aristrocraft Construction Co. Page 19 Aurel’s TV & Appliances Page 44 Axe Works Page 16 Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 17 BTM Flooring Page 43 Carey Construction Page 30 Carman Electrical Svc., Inc. Page 27 CBS Construction, LLC. Page 67 Century 21 - Hamlin Office Page 3 Chapman Family Enterprises, LLC Page 45 CM’s Construction, Inc. Page 27 Colors Unite Painting Page 67 Countryman Home Improvements Page 17 Cover All Painting Co. Page 46 Crum Tree Service Page 64 DeAngelo Pest Control Page 44 Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery Care Page 56 DESTINY CONTRACTING Page 67 DIRLAM BROS. LUMBER CO., Inc. Page 66 Disaster Blaster Page 42 Duffy Plumbing Page 26 Eastern Residential Solutions Page 57 Elaine Isabel Smith Notary Public Page 64 Five Star Modular Inc. Page 16 Forbes Pest Control Page 67 Furry Friends Page 64 Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 66 IHOP Restaurant - Lake Ariel, PA Page 18 Integra-Clean & Dry Page 34 J. Moody & Co. Jewelers Page 31 James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Page 51 Jake’s Carpet Page 19 Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Page 67

John T. Bolles General Contracting Page 56 John’s Italian Restaurant Page 42 JT’s Painting & Contracting Page 30 Just Imagine Page 15 K.N. Electric Page 64 Kanga Roof Page 18 KBS Enterprises Page 30 Koberlein Septic Page 42 Laurel’s Hometown Cafe Page 16 Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc. Page 67 M and D Plumbing Page 67 Maiocco Excavating Inc. Page 24 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 31 NATIVE Food & Drink Page 19 Nurnberger Bierhaus Page 15 Past Impressions Page 45 Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA Page 34 Precision Tree Co. Page 67 ProJan Cleaning and Restoration Page 43 Putman’s Tree Service Page 45 RE/MAX BEST Page 2 Rinker Inc. Page 23 Scotty’s Services Inc. Page 31 Sergio Rumayor Independent Senior Health Insurance Rep. Page 43 ShingleMe Roofing Page 43 Simplify Clean, Organize, De-Clutter Page 24 St. Mary’s Villa Page 47 Stag Tree Specialists Page 57 State Farm Page 44 Suds Up Cleaning Service Page 43 Superior Plus Propane Page 27 Teal Feather Shoppe Page 66 The Hearing Center Page 57 The Roof Brothers, Inc. Page 46 Tommy Gun Shooting Range Page 15 Vonderhey Blacktop Page 66 Wood-Stone Home Inspections LLC Page 24