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Life is better in a Gold Star Community


640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

9/11 Ceremony 1st Section President and General Manager's Message 3 Bulk Garbage Day Notice  3 RS&W Master Plan Update 4 Public Safety and Public Works Corner 5 Environmental Corner 5 Registration Corner 6 Food & Beverage Events  8 & 9  Board of Director Meeting Minutes   16 Committee Minutes   17 - 20 Veterans Day Notice (Send in your pics) 23

Table of Contents 2nd Section Recreation Section

25 - 35

Nubia Malkin Art Center

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3rd Section Financials

50 - 53

Help A Hero Fund Events

56 & 57

Hideout Discount Card Advertisers


Birthday Corner


Hideout Legends


Good News


Western Wayne Minutes


Puzzle Page


Salem and Lake Township Minutes


Area Worship Services


Hideout Golf News




Hideout Group Events


Local Happenings


RS&W News


Advertisers' Directory



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President’s Message Hello, everyone! Well, this is the last time you will have to hear from me. With two weeks left on my second term, I would like to thank every member that has worked on various committees and clubs as well as all Board members that have served the association during my six years as a Board member. These are the people that have volunteered many hours to maintain our current status and to lead us into the future. I have developed several good personal relationships with them and we should always appreciate the amount of time and work they do for us as a community. Some committees are still in need of people with the proper skills and creative thinking to continue to maintain our Gold Star standing, perhaps that person is you. Also, I would like to thank all managers and staff that have been employed while I have been on the Board and those that will continue to work for the association. With a budget surplus during the last several years and a projected surplus for 2017, I feel that the managers are showing fiscal responsibilities that are needed to maintain proper budget controls. With these managers and the upcoming opportunity for additional revenues from the proposed real estate company, I hope that we can continue to maintain existing facilities, upgrade those that

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are in need, create additional amenities that are needed as the community grows and keep the dues increase at a minimum. At the same time, give the deserved compensation and respect to all employees we have encountered in our lives here in the Hideout. Although some of you sometimes disagreed with the way I voted, I should hope it was not all the time. All of us cannot agree all the time, it would make for a boring place. While I have served on the Board, I have always voted and acted for what I felt was in the best interest for the entire association and membership. Lastly, my final tip for the membership is to please keep your crawl space or foundation areas above freezing at all times. These areas are NOT designed to go below freezing and the little bit of money spent throughout the cold Pennsylvania winters will be a lot of money saved when you don’t have to repair your foundation. Thanks for your time and support throughout the years! Sam

BULK GARBAGE DAY Sat., October 21, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Hideout Maintenance Yard. Members in good standing only. 2017 Hideout Badge required. Fee structure: Auto Trunk Load-No Charge; Pick-up, Small Trailer, and Van-First Trip-No Charge. Subsequent trips $15. Larger trucks and trailers $25 each trip. Items not accepted: Tree logs, limbs, brush, leaves, hazardous paints, solvents, toxic chemicals, motor oil, air conditioning and/or refrigeration equipment, TVs, computers or electronics.

General Manager’s Message

Facilities Manager. I would like to start off by thanking the Nominating Committee for all of the hard Now that the new work, time, energy, and efforts they put into this year’s election process as well Board has been elected, the work of as the four candidates. WithHIDEOUT that said, the POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS following are the election results:SCHEDULE OFcontinuing MEETINGS the 2018 2017budget process Jerry Restaino – 535 Votes DRAFT will run the entire FRIDAY MARCH 2017 WORKSHOP MEETING 3PM @ POA Michael Terranova – 46217,Votes month of October Peter Boyer – 374 Votes SATURDAY MARCH 25, 2017 REGULAR MEETING 9AM @POA and then be sent out to the membership Andrew Miller – 322 Votes for review. Thereafter, the community has FRIDAY WORKSHOP MEETING 3PM @ POA Congratulations to APRIL Jerry 21, and2017 Michael! an opportunity to come and ask questions about the budget at the Community SATURDAY APRIL 29, 2017 REGULAR MEETING 9AM @POA As a reminder to all residents who have Budget Review meeting on December 9, boatsFRIDAY docked at theJUNE marina, they need toWORKSHOP 9, 2017 MEETING 9:00 a.m. at the POA. 3PM @ POA be removed by October 9 this year. We MEETING 9AM @POA willSATURDAY be doing some JUNE work 17, on2017 the dam and REGULAR In closing, I hope that everyone takes need to start drawing down the lake a few some time to watch the leaves change FRIDAY JULY 14, 2017 WORKSHOP MEETING 3PM @ P0A days earlier than usual. and enjoy the rest of the fall here within the Hideout. Please feel free reach out SATURDAY JULY 22, 2017 REGULAR MEETING 9AM to @POA Again, as in the past, the Hideout will to my office anytime with your comments AUGUSTleaves 11, 2017 into the BALLOT MAILING allowFRIDAY residents to dump or concerns. dumpsters so they may do some fall SATURDAY AUGUST 12, 2017 9AM @POA MEETING cleanup. If you have any questions about TOWN Joe Acla this, FRIDAY please feel free to contact me or theWORKSHOP MEETING SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 3PM @ P0A SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 BOARD REGULAR MEETING 9AM @POA HIDEOUT POA OF DIRECTORS SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS 2017 9AM@POA THURSDAY SATURDAY

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New Owner

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

Happy Anniversary and Many Thanks! Name Brian Taylor Claire Pfaeffle Daniel Phelan Melissa Kirschman Joseph Infante Donald Ryerson Kenneth Baux William Moran George Reinhold Garey Adolfson Marilyn Olan Brad Schumacher

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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association Master Plan Update

CONSTRUCTION AREAS AND WORK SCHEDULING The excavation work for the third and final stage of the

Stage 3 Projected Direction of Active Construction

sewer and water upgrade will continue on the west side




Main line installation will move to the Wildwood, Woodhill and Woodridge areas of the community.

The lateral crews will

continue on Ridgeview and Lakeview Drive. The pump crew will be following the lateral crew. Please understand, with construction it is not unusual for plans to change at a moment’s

notice. We ask that the members of the community be patient with us and respect the safety of the workers in the construction zones. When working on the roads we do our very best to utilize detours, unfortunately detours are not always available and the best route is around the lake. Please be aware of this situation and always give yourself plenty of time to make your appointments. We are in the process of finalizing our home inspections, please call the office if you have not met with one of our inspectors to review the project and what your home requires. There are a few retro fit pump installations that we need to complete, if after our inspection, we determined your house was a candidate for a retro pump, please call the office so we can arrange for the installation. Our construction office is in the process of calling the respective homeowners to schedule control panel installation appointments.

If we left you a

message or you did not receive a call from us, please feel free to call us at (570) 698-6162 Option #2 to schedule the

Lot Number Range (as of August 2016)

1-20, 37-53, 125-133, 155-172, 174, 175, 298-315, 326-362, 407-456, 462-610, 620 -669, 684-752, 820-845, 1027-1061, 1082 -1103, 1126-1231, 1298-1341, 1481-1484, 1516-1571, 1592-1619, 1644-1655, 17131745, 1770-1773, 1807-1857, 1885-1890, 1903-2062, 2072-2147, 2264-2270, 22732275

appropriate appointment for your house.

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

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




Environmental Corner

Welcome to the fall season at the Hideout! A great time to recreate outdoors and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and vistas! ATTENTION MEMBERS! We will drawdown Roamingwood Lake on October 10, a bit earlier than the usual time in late October in order to accommodate the installation of the new side gate valve on the Dam. The drawdown will be more than 5 feet and would be a good opportunity for lakefront property owners to remove weeds and light debris by hand around their docks. No machinery can be used to dig/ excavate into lake bottom. 5 WAYS TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME With trends continuing to show the housing and Real- Estate market improving, the following 5 tips may be helpful in maximizing your potential sale price value. Some of these answers surprisingly may be quite simple. 1. Clean up and clear out: Evidently, nothing can drive way a potential buyer faster than a home that is cluttered. Depersonalizing the space is also helpful, as well as, presenting the house as if your boss were coming over for dinner is the proper perspective to take in showing your home. Finally, prior to presenting your home, open the blinds and curtains for natural light is just as important as clutter-free in making the house appear larger (Consumer Report, 2015). 2. Spruce up the Kitchen: It is apparently a real-estate adage that the kitchen sells a home more than any other room in the home. In surveying real-estate professional, 53 percent of professionals noted that the kitchen is the most important rooms in a home to be in good shape prior to listing it on the market. Sprucing up the kitchen does not mean that you have to spend significant amount of money. Small items like a leaky faucet, or loose light fixture and/or a burn mark on the counter top should be repaired first (Consumer Report, 2015). 3. Freshen up the Bath: Simple improvements like caulking the Tub or re-grouting the tile floor will certainly present a more positive feel for the buyer. Buyers want to enter and see a clean home that is well maintained, especially in the bathrooms (Consumer Report, 2015). 4. Paint the Rooms: One of the fastest and relatively inexpensive ways to transform a room is to apply a fresh coat of paint. This step does not mean you have to paint the entire house but rather one or two rooms. Most wall space just need a good touch-up cleaning. Kitchens and bathrooms are the two best candidates for repainting (Consumer Report, 2015). 5. Enhance the Exterior: Again, you do not need to spend a fortune so start with some obvious items like mowing the lawn, trimming overgrown shrubs and applying a fresh layer of mulch to the garden beds. Also, make minor repairs to items like cracked siding board or repointing brick walls or even a good power-wash. It may be helpful to repaint the front, more visible, section of the house, including the main entry door. Finally, the roof is another area of concern where buyers seem to always ask how old the roof is at some point. 31 percent of real-estate professionals note that the roof is one of the most important areas of the house to have in good condition. Reference: (2015), Top 5 ways to boost your home, Consumer report. Retrieved from Tree Removal: just a reminder that no tree on your lot over 3” DBH can be removed without first obtaining tree removal permit. Further, I strongly encourage members not to remove all trees that are less than 3” DBH, even though it is allowed, so as to maintain a health understory of trees that will ultimately replace the older ones that become diseased and die. Building Permits: a Hideout building permit is required for most building and landscape activities. We are here to assist you in this process so please contact our office at 570-698-4100, Extension 102 or 166. Contractor Work Trailers: Just a reminder that contractors working through the Hideout building permit process may leave their trailers on an active job Monday through Friday. However, the work trailer must be removed by 5:00 p.m. on Friday and must remain off property until Monday morning. We hope that our members and their guests will continue to enjoy the beautiful and ever improving amenities within the Hideout community!

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

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Public Safety Corner On behalf of the Hideout Emergency Response Team, I would like to thank the Hideout Flyers Swim Team for sponsoring us in this year’s charity swim. The financial support helps us continue in our mission to provide immediate emergency medical response to members of our community. The generous support of the Swim Team makes it possible for our organization to exist and to make the Hideout a great place to live. Thank you to the coaches, parents, families and especially the swimmers for their support. The Public Safety Department responds to approximately 365 medical aided calls a year in the Hideout. These aided calls account for approximately 25 to 30 percent of all calls for service handled by the Public Safety Department. All members of the Public Safety Department are required to be 1st Aid, CPR and AED Certified at a minimum. Most members of the department are Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s). These Public Safety Department EMT’s make up the Hideout Emergency Response Team (HERT) who respond to all medical aided calls in the Hideout whether on or off duty through notification by our HERT Paging System. The Hideout Emergency Response

Team is comprised of dedicated employees of the Public Safety Department who are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s). They respond 24-hours a day to medical emergencies within the community providing support and care until the arrival of advanced life support. To enhance the teams’ effectiveness, all Hideout Public Safety Patrol Vehicles are equipped with AED’s, oxygen and a fully stocked medical bag. The team also utilizes their Emergency Services Trailer which can be deployed in the event of a catastrophic emergency such as a fire or large medical emergency. It also provides for the set-up of an Incident Command Station for responding emergency personnel. The team has been responsible for saving many lives through the years and are very proud to provide this valuable service to our membership. Once again thank you to the Hideout Flyers Swim Team for their support!


Public Works Corner

The full feel of autumn has arrived and shrouded Northeast PA. Pumpkin spiced aromas fill the air, trees are aglow with vibrant colors, and scary decorations are in many retail stores. While our senses are amused by the many fascinating stimulations, we are also busy preparing for winter. Maintenance is utilizing this month to prepare facilities and equipment for the impending temperature drop. Community docks will come out of the lake on October 10 and outside bathrooms will start shutting down October 16. Parks as well as basketball and tennis courts will remain available until snow covered. Before winter, please pull any décor or personal property back from the road's edge at least ten feet. The plows will need this space to push any snow back. Also, keep the spring thaw in mind. Culverts and swales adjacent to the property should be cleared of leaves, branches and other debris. Negligence at one property will affect others as well as the integrity of community roads. Safety Tips: • Wash your hands. One of the best ways to avoid getting sick is to wash them regularly and thoroughly. Use warm water, plenty of soap, and wash for at least 30 seconds. • If you’re a workaholic and get sick, avoid going to work and spreading it

to your team. Your boss and co-workers will thank you because group productivity won’t be at risk. It’s easier to deal with one person away from the office than several, all because you coughed on them. When you’re outside and it’s chilly, wear a jacket. It sounds pretty basic, but you’d be surprised how many people think they’re “tough guys” walking around in a t-shirt when it’s 40 degrees out. Raking leaves? Prevent back injuries by standing upright while raking and pull from your arms and legs. Don’t overfill leaf bags, and when picking them up, bend at the knee and use your legs, not your back, for support. If you use a leaf blower, shield yourself. Wear appropriate clothing, eye protection, and work boots to prevent injury. Do not allow children to play in leaf piles near the curb. The piles can obstruct the view of drivers and put your child at risk for getting hit, especially since it gets dark outside earlier.


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Registration Corner

We have added an important new feature - a members only portal - that provides Hideout members with access to: • online bill pay • online statements • an interactive website design • online forms for registration and permits • an online roster of members * • regular postings of new developments • event calendar • enrollment for enhanced email blast. The Hideout website will be updated regularly with current topics in the member online community, special announcements, and other vital news. We encourage you to check the website on a regular basis, and spread the word to others. *The member roster states your name, and then you decide what you would like to share. In order to access the members only area, all members will need to re-register. To do so please follow steps 1 to 4 below. Registration and Login Process Navigate to your club’s login page by clicking on the login button located within the top menu. If this is your first time logging in, you must first activate your account by registering for the website. 1. Member Registration - To register your account, click on the ‘Member Registration’ link and complete the fields within the registration form. 2. Validation - Enter your Member Number, First name and Last name exactly as they appear on your last paper statement (Note: your First name is typically in our system as your given name). The system will then validate whether the information entered is correct. If the information entered does not exactly match that which is present in your club’s files, you will be unable to register. If you continue experiencing issues, please contact the club for assistance. 3. Setup Username and Password - You will then be taken to a page to set your username, password and email address (for website communication). The system will suggest a username (but this can be changed). It will ask you to enter and confirm a password of choice. In the event the password is forgotten, please enter in an email address to which a ‘Reset Password’ link can be sent. Once all fields are filled out, click on ‘Create User’ to complete the registration process. 4. Email Confirmation - Upon successful registration, an email message will be sent to the email address entered during the registration process.

Did you know?

While the image of a witch riding her broomstick across a full moon is one of the more indelible images associated with Halloween, the likelihood of witnessing a full moon on Halloween is pretty slim. According to, a full moon on Halloween happens an average of just once every 18 or 19 years. That means Halloween celebrants will likely only witness a full moon on Halloween five times every century. In fact, the last time trick-or-treaters went on the prowl for Halloween candy beneath a full moon was October 31, 2001. And Halloween lovers will have to wait just a little bit longer to dodge evil spirits in the light of a full moon, as Moongiant notes the next time a full moon is slated to appear on October 31 is not until 2020.





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Bright colors, falling leaves, apple picking, pumpkin picking are all signs of fall. As we embrace the season, take time to enjoy the crisp air, the smells of fall, and the beauty all around us. Snowbirds as you head south for warmer weather, please stop in or call us to change your mailing address to your southern location. October is an invigorating month; get outside and enjoy the activities the Hideout has to offer. Columbus Day weekend (October 6-9) and Halloween will be full of recreational fun. Be sure to pick up a copy, or view on line, the Hideabout Extra; as well as, the Hideabout Newspaper to keep abreast of all the fun!! Although we are still in Daylight Savings time, days are getting shorter and night is coming quicker. Please be alert for wildlife, pedestrians, and bikers. Remember the maximum speed limit throughout the community is 25 MPH.

How to recognize and prevent CO poisoning Many people are aware of the threat posed by carbon monoxide, or CO. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 430 people die from accidental CO poisoning in the US each year, while the Canada Safety Council notes that carbon monoxide is the leading cause of fatal poisonings throughout North America. The CDC points out that instances of CO poisoning are entirely preventable, which might surprise many of the estimated tens of thousands of people in the United States who visit emergency rooms to be treated for CO poisoning each year. Learning to recognize signs of CO poisoning and how to prevent it can help people avoid its harmful effects and potentially save lives. Recognizing CO poisoning The National Center for Environmental Health says that breathing CO can cause a variety of symptoms, including headache, dizziness, vomiting, or nausea. Infants, the elderly and people with chronic heart disease, anemia, or breathing problems are more likely to get sick from CO exposure than children, adults and people without the aforementioned conditions. How can I prevent CO poisoning? Even those people who do not lose their lives to moderate or severe CO poisoning can suffer long-term health consequences, including an increased risk of heart disease, as a result of their exposure. So it behooves everyone to take steps to prevent CO poisoning from occurring. • Do not run a motor vehicle, generator, pressure washer or any gasoline-powered engine within 20 feet of an open window, door, or vent. The exhaust from such items can vent into enclosed areas, increasing the risk of CO exposure. • Do not leave motor vehicles running in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces, such as a garage. • Do not run generators, pressure washers or gasoline-powered inside basements, garages or other enclosed structures, even if windows are open. • Do not operate charcoal grills, hibachis, lanterns or portable camping stoves indoors or insides tents or campers. CO poisoning can cause very serious consequences, including death. Fortunately, all instances of CO poisoning can be prevented.


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• Decks, Carports, Docks • Kitchens & Baths • Roof Repair • Popcorn Ceilings-Sheetrock • Drainage Problems • Ceiling Fans Installed • Sewage Pump Emergency Service • Yard Clean-ups • Locks Installed

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


• Painting & Staining • Landlord House Maintenance • Skylights Installed • Vinyl Siding • Gravel & Driveway Lighting • Sliding Doors Added • Landscaping & Lawn Care • Excavating & Backhoe Work • Waterproofing Basements



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There is pride of ownership in this beautiful well maintained lakefront home. Home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Enjoy your lake views from the screened porch. Walk down to your boat docks. Home is situated on a little over a half acre. 2 fireplaces - 1 in the living room, 1 in the family room. Lots of storage. Whirlpool bath in master, maintenance free siding, new roof, central A/C. Nothing to do but move in and make new memories. Get in before summer time!



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Food and Beverage News and Upcoming Events Clubhouse Events

The Hideout Clubhouse SUNDAY FOOTBALL SPECIALS Pick Your Line Up Beer Flight Special $6

(570) 630-3700, ext. 151

Half Pound Boneless Bites Teamed up with a Personal Flatbread Pizza...$12.95 Buffalo

Sat., October 7 - Paint Night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Chris Shrive 8:00 p.m.-Midnight


Fri., October 13 - DJ Billy from 9:00-11:00 p.m. with a ‘game night’ preview

Crispy chicken, blue cheese crumbles, scallions, and buffalo sauce on a crispy flatbread.

Crispy chicken, cheddar cheese, scallions, and BBQ sauce on a crispy flatbread.

Sat., October 14 - Jimmy Brown 7:00-11:00 p.m.


Fri., October 20 - Tim Murphy 8:00 p.m.-Midnight

Sweet Italian sausage, red sauce, and mozzarella with green peppers on a crispy flatbread.

Sat., October 21 - Carb up after the 5K DJ MacGyver 8:00 p.m.-Midnight

Thursday Is Prime Rib Night at the Clubhouse

Fri., October 27 - Tom Riccobono 8:00 p.m.-Midnight


Sat., October 28 - Tim Murphy 8:00 p.m. - Midnight Halloween Party

10oz Prime Rib, Choice of Soup or Salad, Baked or Mashed Potato and Chef’s Choice of Vegetable

Day MainColumbus Lodge Events Brunch

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a.m.-Noon Sat., October 79:00 - Night at the Races 6:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge

Sun., October 8 - Columbus Day Brunch 9:00 a.m.-Noon $11.25 for Adults $11.25 for Adults; $6.25 for Children $6.25 for Children under 12 under 12

22oz Yuengling Draft Special $3.50 October 28th 2017 630pm -1030pm Murder Mystery at The Main Lodge




Reservations Only Characters will be assigned at the Time of Reservation (570)698-4100 ext. 150 $50 per person 21 and Over Beer and Wine Included Menu for the evening will include: International Cheese Display, Olive Bar, Crudité Platter, Warm Bruschetta,


Passed Pigs in a Blanket, Carved Beef Tenderloin,


Coffee, Tea and Cheesecake


Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Florets.

Cash bar will be available

Sat., October 28 - Limited Reservations Only - Event Murder Mystery Party, 6:30-10:30 p.m. with DJ MacGyver

2017 Hideout Discount Card for October $2 off a Beer Flight at the Clubhouse

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Clubhouse Hours SUNDAY Weekend Specials, Football Specials All Day, Pasta Night 4:00-8:00 p.m. Kitchen Hours 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Happy Hour 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. MONDAY $10 Dinner Specials. Kitchen Hours 4:00-9:00 p.m. / Happy Hour 4:00-7:00 p.m. TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY CLOSED THURSDAY Indoor Shuffleboard League. Kitchen Hours 4:00-9:00 p.m. Prime Rib Night Happy Hour 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 4th Hideout Main lodge 6:00- Dinner 7:00-Show Tickets-$29/PP Call 570-698-4100 x150 for reservations Early reservation is suggested for this event. Come sing about LOVE!

FRIDAY Weekend Specials. Kitchen Hours 4:00-10:00 p.m. Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 p.m. SATURDAY Weekend Specials. Kitchen Hours 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 p.m.



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10th Hole Pub Menu

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


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

Mozzarella Sticks Served with Marinara Sauce 5.95

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

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

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

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

Add Chicken 2.00

Potato Skins Cheddar Cheese and Bacon 5.95


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

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Board Members Present: Sam Wilmot, President, Kellyn Nolan, Chairperson, Barry Neiss, Vice President, Marie Krauss, Treasurer, Fred Sakacs, Secretary, Richard Straczynski, Director, Lou Delli Santi, Director. Others Present: Joe Acla, PGA, CMCA, AMS General Manager Call to Order-9:00. Quorum: Yes Pledge of Allegiance Chairperson requested cellphones be silenced. 1. Minute Approval: 17-42 MOTION RESOLVED THAT minutes from the July 14, 2017 Workshop meeting be approved as submitted. Motion made by Richard Straczynski seconded by Barry Neiss and passed 7-0. 17-43 MOTION RESOLVED THAT minutes from the July 22, 2017 Board meeting be approved as submitted. Motion made by Fred Sakacs seconded by Lou Delli Santi and passed 7-0. 2. Board of Directors Comments: None 3. Management Reports: (Questions or Comments will be taken after each report-limited to 5 minutes each) General Manager, Joe Acla: • Thanked the Help a Hero Fund for putting together the 9/11 ceremony that was held at Reflection Park which was a great presentation if you had the opportunity to see it. • Thanked the staff for a good summer season even though we had quite a bit of rain. We are now closing up summer activities and moving on to preparations for fall and winter activities. • Notified members that election ballots are due back September 21 and the election count will be held on September 23 at 9 am at the POA. Following the count is the Annual meeting on October 1 at 10 am at the Main Lodge. Encouraged all members to vote. • Informed the membership Public Safety Director is out due to follow-up surgery and is unable to sit/stand for periods of time so he will report on his department’s statistics. Stated should anyone have a question to please email the Public Safety Director directly and he will get back to you with his answer. • For the month of August there were 17 traffic citations, 15 non-traffic citations, 8 motor vehicle accidents, 100,369 total cars coming through the gates and year to date 618,707, there were 8,479 guests in August and year to date 53,534, patrol mileage for August was 11,802 and year to date is 92,838 and 2,729 calls for service and year to date 19,478 calls for service. • Recognized the following lifeguards for six different saves from July 29 through the month of August; Jessica Scaduto, Samantha Scaduto, Cora McKenna, Antonio Corma, Erin Sullivan and Kimberly Olson. This is in addition to the prior six saves presented at the last Board meeting equaling a total of twelve saves. The Community is truly lucky to have this service available to the membership. Food & Beverage Manager, Lisa Cook: • Stated she usually has better numbers to report but unfortunately the month of August experienced a lot of rain. • The Clubhouse finished favorable $5,018 at the end of August which was the only amenity to finish favorable. Stated usually the Tiki Bar is a saving grace but weather affected those numbers as well. • Across all departments revenues are unfavorable $9,043 but still favorable

across the board by $36,332 over last year’s revenues. • Year to date, unfavorable by $37,352. • Stated they are continuing to stay on track by keeping cost of goods in line with the budget as well as coming up with new ideas to keep the Lodge and Clubhouse busy. • There is a murder mystery coming up on October 28, indoor shuffle board starting the first week of October, game show night on September 23, entertainment every weekend, wine and paint nights and is teaming up with recreation to host a bigger and better Super Bowl event this year. Land & Environmental Manager, John Gigliotti: • Revenues for the month were $2,694 favorable and year to date approximately $6,812 favorable. Building permits and resales are trending at record levels. • Wages are unfavorable $261 and $1,498 unfavorable year to date due to benefit discrepancies. • Expenses are $374 unfavorable for the month but $9,597 favorable for the year. • Overall, year to date favorable $14,000. • The main project coming up is the Brook’s Lake dredging project. Received the official permit for Brook’s Lake Dam which is now recognized. The dredging permit was also approved and he has been working with management and the contractors on contracts and performance bonds. Should be launching the excavation part hopefully by mid-next week and probably start dredging in midOctober. • There are 314 citations year to date, issued 793 building permits this year which is trending higher than the record from last year of 900, Resales he looked at year to date are 188 but actual ones that have closed are at 163 in which he works with Registration. Stated these transactions generate a lot of revenue for the community. • Lastly, is working on the 2018 budget. Question in relation to Resales and what the trend of housing market prices are. President asked how many Resales there were last year. Question regarding how many of the resales were foreclosed. Land & Environmental Manager stated he is updating his blight list but sees a lot more of these properties being fixed up. Chairperson welcomed the newest member, Assistant Recreation Manager, Marra Butler. Assistant Recreation Manager, Marra Butler: • Through the end of August overall bottom line for all six departments is favorable $71,584. • Laurel Park revenues are favorable $1,804 which is better than last year by $2,997. Expenses are favorable by $2,453. Bottom line favorable $4,257. Laurel Park will begin closing on October 23 for winterization of the bathrooms. • Marina revenues are unfavorable $1,745. Expenses are unfavorable $1,878. Bottom line is unfavorable $3,623. Boats need to be removed from the docks by October 10. • Pools and beaches revenues are favorable $4,690. Expenses are favorable $10,321 which is better than last year by $2,885. Bottom line is favorable $30,587 which is better than last year by $9,872. • Recreation revenues are unfavorable by $7,226. Costs of sales are favorable by $5,239. Expenses are favorable $48,831.

Salaries are favorable and the bottom line for recreation is favorable $41,605. • Fitness Center is doing better than last year by $1,205, tennis and pick ball are better by $4,352, mini golf (considering the weather) is doing better by $88 and re-opens over Columbus Day weekend, merchandise sales are better than last year by$3,090 and this year have implemented more sales with better percentages off. • Summer events ended on September 5. Introduced a volleyball camp this season and received a lot of positive feedback so will try and run this next season as well as a lacrosse and baseball camp. • Art Center revenues are unfavorable $2,317. Expenses are favorable by $3,436 and the bottom line is favorable $1,118. Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays are closed for fall hours. There is a lady’s night on October 20. • Woodshop revenues are favorable $515. Expenses are favorable $25 and the bottom line is favorable $540. Currently, have 75 members which are two more members than last year. Also, have reached out to the Woodworkers to work with various items in recreation. They are currently working with the Art Center Coordinator to create brush holders and working with recreation to create and design shelves for the fitness center lobby. • Upcoming events; night at the races on October 7 at Main Lodge at 6 pm, first ever 5K starts at the Clubhouse and ends at the Clubhouse, sport nights begin on November 1 and open gym hours on Fridays for two hours. Communications Manager, Debbie McGowan: • For the month of August revenue budget was $17,962. Total revenue sold for the month was $17,179 which left the department $783 unfavorable for the month. Actual revenue for the first eight months is $124,252. The department is unfavorable $3,344 to budget, as of date. • Total operating expense budget for the month was $14,607. Total expenses were $15,149 leaving the department unfavorable by $542. However, since the beginning of the New Year the department is favorable $5,330 to budget. Bottom line net operating surplus year to date is $1,986 favorable. • 866 members have signed up to access the member side of the website, in August the website was hit 9,394 times, the most popular pages are the webcams, amenity page and classified homes for sale, 2,535 members have signed up to receive email blasts and if a member has not signed up they may go to the website or Registration department. As of August 17 to September 13 there were 5,259 views on Facebook and out of those 3,666 people shared or liked the post. Facilities Manager, Robert Brinsfield: • Overall, between all three departments unfavorable by $6,555. The big push on this is the trash/recycling line item. Currently, we are $22,656 unfavorable in trash/recycling. In the month of August 168 tons of trash was hauled away and 29 recycling containers were picked up. Compared to 2016, from January 1 to August 31 there were 149 recycling pulls compared to 2017 which had 175 pulls and is 30 more than last year. In 2016, there was 886 tons of trash pulled away and in 2017 there was 1,070 tons, which is 184 more tons of trash. Therefore, there

is an upward trend in this line item so he is making an adjustment for the 2018 budget. • In August maintenance had 267 service work orders created with 233 completed. There are 34 that are carried over which consist of storm water projects and upcoming winter projects. • Updated the membership regarding the North Recreation tennis courts that were damaged which should be fixed by next Friday. • Also, stated he has received some quotes to repair the main entrance rock wall that was damaged. Inquired what adjustments will be made based on the numbers above for trash/ recycling. Comment about bulk day being moved from September to October which does not accommodate snow birds. Financial Manager, Donna Kiely: • Stated the Association is doing well even though we used $28,000 from the surplus due to revenue shortfalls which included a $12,000 shortfall in golf because of inclement weather. The Tiki Bar experienced the same issues with weather. Also, need to evaluate revenues which seem to be a little aggressive especially in the Food and Beverage department which make it difficult to reach their goal. • Expenses were held in line which helps with revenue shortfalls. • Stated for year-end we are at a $75,000 surplus that includes the Board Contingency fund which most likely will not need to be spent. • Informed members capital is under budget $165,000 in new capital. $80,000 of this was for the phosphorous reduction unit which we will not be doing this year. Then $266,000 on capital reserve projects. Maintenance has now begun storm water projects, culverts and swales since the summer season has ended but does not foresee any overages in this area. • Dues collections are at 91.48% and there are 3578 paid in full. The goal is 3665. The Financial Supervisor is launching into sending 25 to 35 accounts to the magistrate where we will pursue a personal judgement. Question regarding how many members are on a payment plan. Discussion took place on the process for collecting monies from Sheriff Sales. Asked if there is a penalty charge for the 590 members who paid after the March 31 deadline. Questioned the bottom line number and if we are in the black or red. President stated the end of season and ski hill opening will change numbers. (Questions or comments with regard to Old Business) 4. Old Business: None (Questions or comments with regard to New Business) 5. New Business: 17-44 MOTION RESOLVED TO appoint incumbent Directors Kellyn Nolan, Richard Straczynski, Marie Krauss, Barry Neiss and Lou Delli Santi as Proxy Holders for the 2017 Annual Meeting. Motion made by Fred Sakacs seconded by Sam Wilmot and passed 7-0. 17-45 MOTION RESOLVED TO Consolidate Reserve Checking & Investment Accounts owned by the Association of Property Owners of the continued on page 20


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Lakes Committee Draft Minutes of Meeting - 7/29/17 Chair: Tim Jeffers. Present: Charles Durkin, Iggy Rivera, Judy Restaino, Jim McLoone, Rick Nolte and Kent Fairfield. Staff: John Gigliotti, Manager and Fran Spinelli, Admin. Assistant. Board of Directors Liaison: Barry Neiss. Absent/Excused: Jeff Silverman, Karen Greenfeld, Arnie Milidantri, Bob Kravitz and Bob Reimers. Guests: Dr. Fred Lubnow, PhD, Princeton Hydro, Beni Carapella, Steve Flapan, Diane Sherkow, and Joshua Mantis. The meeting was called to order at 9:04AM. First order of business is minutes of June 24. MOTION: To accept the minutes of June 24, 2017, R. Nolte. Seconded by: Jim McCloone. Motion passes 6-0-0. Tim Jeffers announced he is not seeking Chair position in upcoming election held in September, 2017 but would like to stay engaged with the Committee. The annual Regatta-Only three boats played a part. It appears there is a lack in advertising the event. Discussed putting ad in Hideabout three months prior, or even earlier and include personal water crafts. Awareness and knowledge of the event is not getting out to the people. J. Gigliotti advised he would speak with Recreation about this. Also discussed was the potential for a hazard utilizing rentals. Rules need to be handed out. Diane Sherkow & Joshua Mantis, 3556 Chestnut Hill Dr.-Issue with marina docks, width of the docks. J. Gigliotti advised they are looking to upgrade the docks, if we try to add slips or change the configuration, permitting may be quite challenging. Maybe be able to widen the docks. J. Gigliotti will check with permitting. J. Mantis advised the space between the slips are 14 feet wide. There are 14 Pontoon slips, they are entitled over 4,000 lots. Feels Board members have special treatment. He is on the waiting list for dock space and wants it in writing, that they can keep their docks until they sell their property. J. Gigliotti asked if he received follow-up since the Board meeting, he advised he did not. Mr. Mantis stated that everyone in Recreation has a different story as the rules are not in writing. J. Gigliotti advised he will look into this. B. Neiss advised, he is a Board member and had the element before and was on the waiting list until this year and the space is tight. C. Durkin explained history of the Marina. 1. Explanation and status report on Deerfield treatment of storm water system, which will include reviewing scenarios that are outlined for the project as well as provide more information on filtering media. J. Gigliotti-adjustments that have to be made for some of the projects based on permitting, costs that have come up. There will be scheduling and price changes to the Phosphorous Reduction Unit. Dr. Lubnow updated the Committee, North of Deerfield talked about installing a slow water structure, this is a long term effort to reduce nutrients and solids into Deerfield Lake. Information was sent to DEP back in February asking for guidance where the structure would be installed.

Three options came up: One was that the community did not want but is being brought to the Committee’s attention based on price. Wetland impact is a concern, this would be a multi chambered baffle box installed under the ground. Water goes in and has smaller pond areas, heavier material settles out and then put in a polishing unit. This structure removes the solids and the polishing unit would remove the dissolved phosphorous at end. As part of this, worked with Sun Tree, they have the most success rate with decent cost and do not need special permitting. Bold and Gold material would be used to remove the phosphorus. The polishing unit would go after the 3 chamber unit. Some of the units that are made, the polishing unit is in with the unit. Once the water is treated, it goes out into the wetland area. That is where the meeting with DEP went. Based on this meeting, three options came about on the final design. Option 1-vegetative area, treat the water and have that treated water go into the adjacent vegetative area, that would require a GP11 permit and Army Corp will be involved due to wetlands being involved. The fee for the permit is $1,500.00 and estimate the project would be $110,000. System would be installed under the roadway and J. Gigliotti expressed not desirable due to the interference with the system installed under the roadway. Option 2-Would be a pipe system, and goes in the inlet stream and this is not permit intensive, still would need the GP11, no Army Corp. association. This system would be $100,000. J. Gigliotti advised with this type of system would have to come around the whole side of the road and dig down the parking lot of Deerfield Lake to meet at the pump house and discharge. Tract 29-There will be more infrastructure. C. Durkin asked about a maintenance plan, still hasn’t seen one for Tract 29. J. Gigliotti advised he is trying to get the plants established and by removing canary grass, need another year or so. Dr. Lubnow advised as part of the permit from Army Corp., Princeton Hydro monitors the plants. Maintenance issue is to get the canary grass out and establishing a wetland plan. Army Corp. requires reports for 5 years, this being the 4th year, next year is the last year obligated to submit a report to Army Corp. Princeton Hydro will re-evaluate and determine if cutting is necessary. Further discussion on maintenance took place. Option 3-This goes into the road, this is the one the community did not want to see. If into the road, the price is $65,000, will have to cut some of the pavement to install the structure under the road. This would be another maintenance issue, potentially with road and sewer lines. This interferes with the road infrastructure. C. Durkin - asked if there would be a hindrance in the road, wants to know the pros/cons and have this carefully evaluated. J. Gigliotti advised it would

be an extra $15-$20,000 not counting cutting the road, re-pave, seal up and don’t want to add interference to the road, sewer & water infrastructure. S. Flapanwhat about off the road, on other side. J. Gigliotti advised would have to go through wetlands. J. Gigliotti advised what we are simultaneously submitting a growing greener grant application. Dr. Lubnow and J. Gigliotti submitted a State plan with Lake Wallenpaupack Water Shed as in the past, teamed with them for $80,000.00 for this project. T. Jeffers going for the grant, two options one for $100,000, not basing moving forward on getting the grant. J. Gigliotti advised no it is in the budget for next year and looking at Option 1 or a modified Option 1. Dr. Lubnow - That is why we are suggesting pushing to next year, find out whether we get the grant and to see what happens with DEP and Army Corp regarding the wetlands. K. Fairfield - asked where located, J. Gigliotti advised common area, near pump house,100 Ft. from the lake. R. Nolte - Brooks has high phosphorus, a system like this on a smaller scale, would it be appropriate? J. Gigliotti advised it is possible but would like to get this one in first. 2. Dredging at Brooks Lake - DEP Regulator processed and completed a favorable permit review. Bad news sitting on Manager’s desk for two weeks. J. Gigliotti will call. Met with Dredger and Excavator in office and on-site. Dredger obtained sediment samples and is working on the design of geo tubes. Disposal site was looked at. Progress made. T. Jeffers asked if we have to notify people to remove their boats and docks. J. Gigliotti advised he will reach out once the permit is issued. 3. Update on Scheduling the Truxor Up in May and did harvesting of canary grass, not a lot of weeds. Less and less needs to be done with the Truxtor as time goes on. Coming in August, harvest the water lilies, may do more canary grass and keep the budget as tight as possible. C. Durkin asked to enhance around the docks. Hydro raking discussed, Dr. Lubnow and J. Gigliotti will plan for next year. 4. PhosLoc treatment at Brooks Lake – Dr. Lubnow advised Deerfield and Brooks were done in the spring and will do again in August when Truxor is brought in. 5. Sampling of the Lakes - Dr. Lubnow advised this week annual plant survey of Roamingwood Lake will be conducted and is done three times, April, July and September. In April, all of the lakes had very low TSS (Total Suspended Solids) all had less than 3 mg/c per year except for Deerfield, 8-10 mg/c. Looked at records, the sample day was the last day of installing the aeration system. Working out there and removing and installing the old system would be the reason the TSS was higher. C. Durkin asked for a written maintenance procedure on the aeration system. Dr. Lubnow will speak with the manufacturer. 6. Brief review of water quality - data collected in April and earlier this week.

Roamingwood is experiencing a mild bloom of blue-green algae Anabaena and Princeton Hydro is keeping an eye on this. Wetter year and numerous storms brings more algae. Mike, Project Manager and J. Gigliotti will go out to do a shoreline survey of tape grass, this was started 3 years ago. When Mike is out there, will ask him to also take some algae samples to make sure the bloom does not get out of hand. C. Durkin, bad year for lakes with heavy rainfall and they are actually better than in past years. He believes the investment (Grant) of the wetland project of Tract 29 may be working. 7. Provide update on the status of grants – Waiting to hear on the Growing Green Grant and also have an Act 13 Grant in that would deal with run-off issues on the western side of Roamingwood Lake. Answered a list of questions last month, hoping that is a positive sign and hope to get some funding. This is a large project area,1st and 2nd phase of a multi-phased project to deal with storm water erosion. Act 13 Grant - $222,000 for the construction and $80,000 match. J. Gigliotti advised we were the only entity to get the Growing Greener Grant in 2013 for Tract 29. No other entity in Wayne County received a Grant. Dr. Lubnow advised a lot of the grant money is focused on the Chesapeake Bay, a lot of the money goes over to the Susquehanna basin. Growing Greener is more of a Statewide Grant. J. Gigliotti advised we work closely with Nick, Lake Wallenpaupack, as our water flows into Lake Wallenpaupack. They sponsor our grant application. We are also continuing building our watershed relationship with Lake Ariel Management District, we broke barrier back in 2013 and now they contact us when they are releasing flow from their dam. T. Jeffers advised previously every fall they would let out their flow without telling us and would go over our spillway and into the Marina parking Lot. OLD BUSINESS: J. Restaino advised there is a buoy down, far out compared to others. Floating platforms on the lake was discussed. J. Gigliotti advised he called owner and will ask Public Safety to check it out. Realtors are not advising properly on dock space availability. J. McLoone – Look at the possibility for an offsite renting property do something to benefit the Hideout. J. Gigliotti advised started Ariel Creek Partnership in 2013, have to get back going again in trying to expand the grant writing. R. Nolte asked about the canary grass treatment/mad algae. Dr. Lubnow advised working with Nature Works, and coordinates with Princeton Hydro for guidance. NEW BUSINESS: No new business MOTION: To adjourn, Judy Restaino. Seconded by: Charlie Durkin. Motion passes 6-0-0. The meeting ended at 10:55AM. Next meeting is on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Respectfully submitted, Francine Spinelli

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was also discussed that the Tower should be removed. They feel it is outdated. The new entrance was discussed in detail with many suggestions and they have concerns with the Real Estate office being at the front gate, that it will take up a lot of the available parking. It was suggested that maybe they could go around the right side of the building and then out. This would be for cars coming into the parking lot for the Real Estate Office. It was also suggested that we could move the location of the gate more toward the front. Robert will be going back to the designers about the traffic flow going around the building. Also, suggested that we look into aluminum fencing instead of the iron railing. The walking path figures are a little high. The roadway will be 22’ wide with a 4’ walkway. It was suggested that we get a PR person to help sell the Hideout. We have so much to offer but no one knows about it. Motion to adjourn: Nick Sambuco 11:15 AM Motion by: John McNichol, Second: Walter Buda Next meeting: September 9, 2017 at 10 AM.

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Call to Order: 9:00AM Pledge of Allegiance. Present: Bill Fentress, John Schesny, Paul Spiese, Larry Lieberher, Andy Vuolo, John Gigliotti, LEP Manager, and Francine Spinelli, LEP Administrative Assistant Excused: Lou Delli Santi, Board Liaison MOTION: To approve the Minutes from the July 28, 2017 meeting, Motion by: John Schesny. Seconded by: Andy Vuolo. Motion passes 3-0-0. The next ECC Committee meeting will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 9:00AM Permits issued by LEP Administrative Assistant since the July 28, 2017 meeting: Permits Reviewed: Lot/Street Type Owner Repeat Yes No Contractor 506 Lakeview Driveway DeGrazio Approved RR Wilmot 884 Deerfield Deck Liebensperger Approved American Trade Master 1054 Wildwood Shed Wax Approved Allen Bros & Landscape 1241 Woodhill Deck Fujarski Approved Top Quality 1260 Woodhill Shed Healy Approved Homeowner 1923 Grandview Propane Mariano Approved Heller’s 2052 Roamingwood Porch/Sunroom Pyszczymuka Approved D. Werner Constr. 2583 Oak Circle Driveway Chan Approved Vonderhey 3135 Northgate Deck Gabrielson Approved Top Quality 3384 Northgate Shed Malzone Approved Old Hickory Bldg. 3746 Thornwood Overhand & Board by Board DelSanto No-Needs Twnshp Permit, then approved Homeowner 3855 Applegate Patio Hart Approved Compact Exc. 4365 Wedge Drive Generator Leone Approved Ben Rinker Review/Discussion 1. General discussion on properties without obtaining permits 2. General discussion on blighted properties. New Business: No new business MOTION: To adjourn, Paul Spiese. Seconded by: John Schesny Motion approved 3-0-0 The meeting ended at 10:00AM

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Call to Order: at 8:55AM. Pledge of Allegiance. Present: Bill Fentress, Chairman, Paul Spiese, Larry Lieberher, Andy Vuolo, Lou DelliSanti, Board Liaison and Francine Spinelli, LEP Administrative Assistant Excused: John Schesny and John Gigliotti, LEP Manager The next ECC meeting will be held on Friday, September 8 at 9:00AM. Bill Fentress advised that Larry Lieberher will be voting in John Schesny’s absence. Motion to approve the meeting minutes of August 11, 2017, by Paul Spiese. Seconded by: Larry Lieberher. Motion passes 3-0-0 Permits issued by ECC Secretary since the August 11, 2017 meeting: See attached sheet. Permits Reviewed: Lot/Street Type Owner Repeat Yes No Contractor 391 Lakewood Driveway Realmuto Approved-Hold As Built Survey Required Vonderhey 403 Lakewood Porch Mulka Approved John T Bolles 551 Parkwood Deck Santamaria Approved John T Bolles 667 Lakeview Shed Hogan/Magnuson Approved Lamberton 1142 Lakeview New Home Chance Approved David Dulay 1194 Lakeview Major Landscape Frotten Approved-hold Need Contractor Chapman Cert of Ins Landscape 1238 Woodhill Driveway Petukhova Approved-Hold As-Built Survey Vonderhey Required 1661 Windemere Driveway Rinaldo Approved RR Wilmot 2155 Lakeview Deck Marin Approved-with Conditions JT Contracting 2274 Lakeview Driveway Nazarov Approved Vonderhey 2844 Rockway Parking Pad Chimento Approved Maiocco 2931 S. Fairway Shed Howe Approved Brother’s 3064 Northgate Garage Valentin/Wilkot Approved-hold Requires Lamberton survey stakes 3521 Burnwood Shed Delli Santi Approved Homeowner 3775 Thornwood Propane Sanns Approved Locklin’s 3775 Thornwood Generator Sanns Approved Ben Rinker 3908 Navaho Deck Ricottone Approved – hold Needs Replacement (Revisit) Contractor Cert of Ins. John Guarantee Painting & Lawn Care 4149 Chestnut Hill Patio Famia Approved Brother’s Review/Discussion: Discussed various problem properties Motion to adjourn: Paul Spiese Seconded by: Larry Lieberher. All in favor 3-0-0 Meeting adjourned at: 10:00AM

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IN ATTENDANCE: Joe Carolan, Recreation Programmer, Marra Butler, Assistant Recreation Manager, John Bobcik, Chairman, Committee Members, Kristen Victory, Rick Yocum, Ron Tortoriello, Ken Wenz and Joan Snyder. GUESTS ATTENDING: Sue Koerber and Eileen O’Sullivan.

Meeting was called to order by Chairman, John Bobcik. Following up on old business, a major discussion took place regarding the problems with the gardening area and the need for the Hideout Harvesters to address the cleanup process. The Committee welcomed Marra Butler and she spoke of the additional options she planned for recreation, including Yoga, Cross-fit, Palliates. The Committee shared her enthusiasm and approved

the addition of Physical Therapy and Massage to utilize the three empty rooms in the Recreational Sports Complex. Joe Carolan acknowledge that Pickleball has become one of the most popular sports played at the Hideout and the increase of membership to over 55 players. The need for additional Pickleball courts was addressed. As Hideout Programmer, Joe discussed the various programs he has on the agenda for the Hideout residents to enjoy for the months of October, November and December of 2017. A motion was made by John Bobcik to adjourn. The next Recreation Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.


Environmental Control Committee Draft Minutes of Meeting - 9/8/17 PRESENT: Paul Spiese, John Schesny, Larry Lieberher, Andy Vuolo, Lou Delli Santi, Board Liasion and Francine Spinelli, LEP Administrative Assistant. EXCUSED: Bill Fentress, Chairman and John Gigliotti, LEP Manager Andy Vuolo will be voting in Bill Fentress’ absence. Motion to approve the meeting minutes of August 25, 2017, by: Paul Spiese Seconded by: Andy Vuolo All in favor. Motion passes 3-0-0. Permits issued by ECC Secretary since the August 25, 2017 meeting: See attached sheet. Lot/Street Type 1810 Lakeview Shed 2395 Meadowview Home Addition 3378 Northwood Shed

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Hideout Inc. as indicated below: 1. Close out NBT Commercial Checking #7003321392 titled Environmental Account and NBT Commercial Checking #7003321376 titled Sanitation Account and transfer the balances to NBT Sweep Repurchase Account #7001096987 titled Sweep Repurchase Account. 2. Close out NBT Commercial Checking #7003321406 titled Water Management Account and NBT Commercial Checking #7003321414 titled Level Builder Account and transfer the balances to NBT Commercial Checking #7003321384 titled Capital Reserve Account. 3. Close the NBT Investment Account #5106910900C titled Hideout Environment and NBT Investment Account #5101910900C titled Hideout Sanitation and transfer all assets to NBT Investment Account #5100910900C titled Hideout Operational. 4. Close the NBT Investment Account #5105910900C titled Hideout Water Management and NBT Investment Account #5104910900C titled Hideout Level Builder and transfer all assets to NBT Investment Account #5102910900C titled Hideout Capital Reserve. Motion made by Marie Krauss seconded by Kellyn Nolan and passed 7-0. 17-46 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the exception from bid for Pocono Spray Patching for the Marina parking lot tar chip and fog coat application in the amount of $17,500.00, as recommended by management. Budgeted amount is $50,000 with $36,576.00 remaining in road repair monies. Motion made by Richard Straczynski seconded by Sam Wilmot and passed 7-0. 17-47 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the revised PUR 102 General Purchasing Policy and Procedures to reflect the following: Current Procedure: 1.6. Where an unbudgeted capital expenditure cannot be delayed pending the formal approval of the Board, the General Manager, shall secure the approval of either the President or Treasurer of the Board. Their approval shall be given only if they are satisfied that the expenditure is both necessary and cannot be delayed until the full Board’s approval can be obtained. The entire Board of Directors will then be notified as to the nature of the emergency request. Once approval is secured the General Manager or Financial Manager will prepare a Purchase Order and said approval will be passed on to the requesting manager. Revised Procedure: 1.6. Where a budgeted or unbudgeted capital expenditure cannot be delayed pending the formal approval of the Board, the General Manager, shall secure the approval of either the President or Treasurer of the Board. Their approval shall be given only if they are satisfied that the expenditure is both necessary and cannot be delayed until the full Board’s approval can be obtained. The entire Board of Directors will then be notified as to the nature of the emergency request. Once approval is secured the General Manager or Financial Manager will prepare a Purchase Order and said approval will be passed on to the requesting manager.

Discussion: President explained this is being done because when a budgeted item such as, a vehicle that includes incentives given in the beginning of the year, but there is not a Board meeting prior causes management to lose the incentive due to expiring. Therefore, this gives the General Manager permission to purchase something that is within budget and is a product that is apples to apples so we do not lose rebates/incentives. Straczynski stated when time is of the essence this helps us avoid losing the benefit but this does not mean it does not follow the process where the General Manager must get approval by either the President or Treasurer to still follow the controls in place. Motion made by Richard Straczynski seconded by Sam Wilmot and passed 7-0. 17-48 MOTION RESOLVED TO include in the Marina Rules and Regulations the 2011 Lake’s Committee recommendation regarding dock space procedures which involve a waiting list for members that once selected dock space will remain with the member in good standing each year, contingent upon payment of the yearly season rental fee. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi seconded by Barry Neiss and passed 7-0. (Questions or comments with regard to Committee Recommendations, if any) 6. Committee Recommendations: None (General Comments and Questions) Question regarding what is legal to burn in the Hideout. Discussions took place regarding proper vessels that residents are allowed to burn in. Inquiry about whether there are any plans to get a dedicated pickle ball court and if there are plans to get better cellphone coverage because of the lack of reception in the community. Discussions took place regarding the fact there are towers but carriers have not bought into the towers in the area. Director Straczynski stated he has called regarding the reception in the area and was told people need to call the carriers and put in a formal complaint. Suggested to place an article in the Hideabout to inform members they should call their carriers to submit a formal complaint. 7. Vote to move to Executive Session: (see Article X, Section 20 of the Bylaws) -Legal -Personnel -Contracts Motion made by Fred Sakacs seconded by Sam Wilmot and passed 7-0. 8. Board moves to adjourn Executive Session: Motion made by Fred Sakacs seconded by Sam Wilmot and passed 7-0. 9. Board moves to re-open to General Session, if any action is to be taken: None Motion made by seconded by and passed . 10. Adjournment: 11:40 am Respectfully Submitted, Brooke Craven, Executive Assistant

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Oct. 1

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at RSC (Weekly)


  Oct. 2

Walking for Wellness 8:00-9:00 a.m. at RSC Indoor Crts

  Oct. 2

Tone & Condition w/Ellie 9:00-9:45 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Rm


(Weekly Monday through Friday)


(Weekly M,W,F)   Oct. 2

  Walking for Wellness 4:00-5:00 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts

 Oct. 3

 Open Play Pickleball 2:00-4:00 p.m. Lodge Courts (Weekly

 Oct. 4

 Mohegan Sun Bus Trip - Leaves Art Center 10:00 a.m., departs


(Weekly M,W,F)


Tues. & Fri) Weather Permitting/ISC (as the weather changes) Mohegan 4:30 p.m.


 Oct. 4

 Crafters 1:00 p.m. at Quilters Room (Weekly)


 Oct. 6

 Open Play Dominoes 1:30 p.m. at the RSC Library


 Oct. 7

Tai Chi through November


 Oct. 7

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at RSC (Weekly)


  Oct. 7


Oct. 7

Salvation Army Collection RSC MPR 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Oct. 7

Night at the Races at the Main Lodge 6:00 p.m.


Oct. 8

Fall Festival 1:00 p.m. at OSC


Oct. 9

Mini Golf Open 4:00-7:00 p.m. -- Closing for the Season


  Oct. 11

Bocce League 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at OSC (Weekly)


 Oct. 16

Mohegan Sun Night Bus Trip – Leaves Art Center 4:00 p.m.,


Oct. 21

Hideout 5K, 10:00 a.m.


Oct. 28

Children’s Halloween Party 1:00 p.m. at the RSC

Mini Golf Open 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Columbus Day

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Trunk or Treat 5:30 p.m. at Main Lodge Parking Lot

Bus Trips

Aerobics Walking

Recreation Activities and More!


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Recreation Activities - October & November 2017 Contact Recreation (570) 630-3733

Walking Walking for Wellness - Walk at the RSC Indoor Courts 8:00-9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday-Free. Afternoon Walking-Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Tennis Professional Instructor - A Professional Tennis Instructor is available offering private lessons and clinics on Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m and 12:00 and 4:00 p.m., and Sunday at 12:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Please call the Recreation Office for more information. Weekend Fall Clinics - Saturday Clinics are Beginner / Advanced Beginner 1:00-2:00 p.m. (alternate levels on week to week basis) \ Advanced Intermediate-Men only 2:003:00 p.m. Advanced 3:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday Clinics - Advanced Intermediate-Women Only 10:00-11:00 a.m. Juniors: Beginner, Adv. Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced (alternate levels on week to week basis) 11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m, Intermediate I & II 1:00-2:00 p.m. RSC Tennis Individual Indoor Season Pass begins November 1 through April 30, 2018. Savings for players who play at least twice per week. Contact Recreation for more information. Mixed Doubles Mixer - Sat., November 25, 7:00 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. Round Robin. $10pp. Light Refreshments. Athletics Toning & Conditioning - Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room. Total body conditioning and stretching using bands and weights. All levels welcome. Contact the Fitness Center for more information. (570) 630-3735. Pool / Billiards League - Thursdays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Mondays from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Recreation Gameroom. Pickleball Open Play - Tuesdays & Fridays from 12:00-4:00 p.m., Outdoor play at the Main Lodge tennis courts. Inclement weather may be scheduled at the RSC Indoor Courts (court fees apply). Contact Recreation for more information. Indoor Shuffleboard League - Begins Wed., November 8 at the Round Robin. $10pp, limited to 10 teams, “First Session” is 8 weeks. Call Recreation to register. Tai Chi - A Saturday class for eight weeks, ending November 11. The class will be at the RSC Aerobic room at 11:00 a.m., and costing $12.00 per class. Sports Night begins Wed., November 1 - Youth Ages 5-7 years old 5:00-6:00 p.m.; Preteen/Teen, ages 8-12 years old 6:00-7:00 p.m., Organized activities - Basketball, soccer, dodgeball, and wall ball. Open for Teens ages 13 and up 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Weekly) No black sole sneakers, white or non-marking only. Must have valid amenity badge. Members Free / Guests - $1.00. Indoor Sports Complex - Book Open Courts for Friday Evening - Extended hours from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Fri., November 24, regular opening is at 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tennis per hour $25.00 for Members and $30.00 for Guests. Basketball per hour, half court, $12.50 for Members and $15.00 for guests. Miniature Golf Mini Golf - Mini Golf will open again Columbus Day weekend, Sat., October 7, 1:007:00 p.m., Sun., October 8, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Bus Trips Mohegan Sun Day Bus Trip - Wed., October 4 & November 1. The cost is $20pp which includes $25 Free Play Card and $5 Food Coupon. You must bring your Government Issued Photo ID! The Bus leaves from the Nubia Malkin Art Center Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. and departs from Mohegan Sun 4:30 p.m. Register at Recreation. The Season’s Last Mohegan Sun Monday Night Bus Trip - Mon., October 16. The bus leaves the Nubia Malkin Art Center at 4:00 p.m. The return bus leaves Mohegan Sun at 10:00 p.m. $20pp. Must have Government Issued Photo ID. Seats are limited. Sign up and pay at Recreation. New York City Bus Trip - Wed., December 6. See a show, shop, sightsee, meet friends, a self directed trip. Bus leaves the Nubia Malkin Art Center parking lot at 7:00 a.m. and departs NYC at 7:00 p.m. $39pp. Register at Recreation. Recreation Activities Open Play Dominoes - Fridays at 1:30 p.m. at the RSC Library. Line Dancing - A two month program for Line Dancing with Bette and Audrey is back!! Fridays until October 27 at the RSC Aerobic Room, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No Charge. Night at the Races - Sat., October 7, 6:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge. Cash Bar & Main Lodge Food menu available during the races. Advance table reservations available by calling the Main Lodge at (570) 698-4100 x155. Bring your member badge and guests with badges. Adults Only!! Contact Recreation for questions. No outside food or alcohol allowed. APPLE PIE BAKING CHALLENGE - Sun., October 8, at the Fall Festival. Judging begins 1:00 p.m. A First Prize will be awarded. Contact Recreation to register. Bring pie to the OSC at 12:30 p.m. for judging. Open to all members and guests with a badge. Ages 13 and up. Fall Festival & Harvest Hoedown - Sun., October 8, 1:00 p.m. at the OSC. $2pp. Square dancing 1:30 p.m., Pie tasting, games. Pumpkin painting at an additional cost. Register at Recreation.

Mommy & Me - A new program will begin October 17, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:15 a.m. at the RSC Multipurpose Room. Classes will include story time, craft, snack, fun play time and socializing. Daddy & Grands welcome. $5.00 per child for members, and $7.00 per child for guests. Hideout Fall 5K - The North Section 5k, Walk/Run beginning and ending at the Clubhouse. Sat., October 21, 10:00 a.m. $15.00 registration includes t-shirt and PBR chip (21+). Register no later than October 16 at Recreation. Children’s Halloween Party - Sat., October 28,1:00 p.m. at the RSC. Co-Sponsored by RE/MAX Best. Costume Contest, prizes, crafts, games, and fun. Donation of a canned good by each child is encouraged. Contact Recreation to register. Trunk or Treat - Tues., October 31, 5:30 p.m. at the Main Lodge parking lot. Decorate the trunk of your car, make sure to be in the parking lot by 5:25 p.m. Have enough candy for 150+ kids. (For safety, stay in the parking lot until directed to leave.) Children’s Bingo - Fri., November 24, 1:00 p.m. at the RSC Multi-purpose room. $1.00 per card. Prizes awarded. Valid Amenity badge required. 3 Point Basketball Shoot-out - Fri., November 24, 3:00 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. $3pp. Teen & Adult Ping Pong Tournament - Fri., November 24, 7:00 p.m. at the RSC Multipurpose room. $5pp. Holiday Craft Fair - Sat., November 26, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge. Shop for a unique and special gift! Door prize tickets. Family Flag Football - Sat., November 26, 3:00 p.m. at the South Recreation Fields. Help Decorate the Roamingwood Holiday Tree - Beginning November 1, pick up the round wood ornament from Recreation or at the Nubia Malkin Art Center. You creatively decorate the ornament. Include your lot number, name, and 2017 on the back of the ornament. Bring the ornament to the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sat., December 2, 6:30 p.m. to hang on the tree. Fitness Center schedule for October Sunday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m. Friday 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Fitness Center schedule for November Sunday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

RSC Arcade/Game Room Monday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Tuesday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m. Recreation Office- (570) 630-3733 Open Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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



Hideout Fitness Classes

All Classes are located in the Aerobic Room unless otherwise noted

Monday Morning 9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie 2:00-3:00 p.m. Dancercize 3:00-4:00 p.m. Yoga Tuesday 9:00-11:00 a.m. Bodies In Motion 11:00 a.m. Tai Chi

Thursday 9:00-11:00 a.m. Bodies In Motion Friday Morning 9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition w/Ellie

Saturday Wednesday 9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie 11:00-12:00 a.m. Tai Chi 2:00-3:00 p.m. Dancercize 3:00-4:00 p.m. Yoga Tone & Condition with Ellie: Total body conditioning and stretching using bands and weights. All levels welcome. PRICING: $12 per class or $80 for a 10 class card. Personal Training is available by Ellie Colon for $50 per 30 minute session plus Fitness Center Fee. Ellie holds a diploma in Personal Training and is a Nutrition Consultant. Ellie specializes in Functional Movements and Cross Training. For further information feel free to contact the Fitness Center at (570) 698-4100, ext 165. Dancercize, Yoga and Bodies In Motion are self directed DVD programs. Members meet in the Aerobics Room located on the second floor of the RSC to work out together. There is no charge for this program, just sign in on the program listing.

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Boating at the Hideout

The last day for safe motor boating will be on Mon., October 9, as the lake level will be lowered earlier this year for maintenance. BOAT REGISTRATION - Maximum boat size-17ft., Maximum Four stroke engine horsepower, 90hp. *Used boats owned by a Hideout Property owner and were previously registered for Roamingwood Lake and are sold to another Hideout Property owner for use on Roamingwood Lake will be considered “grandfathered” and will be exempt from the Four Stroke Motor only restriction. PERSONAL WATERCRAFT - i.e. Jet Skis and Wave Runners are subject to a maximum of 110 horsepower provided the PWC has a four (4) stroke engine. Maximum horsepower for a two (2) stroke engine is eighty-five (85) horsepower. All powerboat and Personal Watercraft owners must have the appropriate documents on file with the Recreation Department in order to re-register. This includes current amenity badge, a copy of their insurance naming the Hideout as certificate holder* and current state registrations for both boat, PWC and trailer. All new PWC owners must bring their craft and boating safety certificate to the Recreation Department. All owners of watercrafts (20hp or more) must have at least $250,000 bodily injury liability coverage and $50,000 property damage liability coverage. Owners of watercraft nineteen (19hp or less - not including electrically powered) must have at least $100,000 in liability insurance. Electrically propelled watercraft(s) need a State Registration but do not require a Certificate of Insurance. The Hideout must be named as certificate holder on the insurance policy. FEE SCHEDULE: Registration-Powerboat 20hp & over Registration-Powerboat 19hp & under Registration-Non-Powerboat Registration-Electric Motorboat Registration- Jet Ski Yearly Storage Permit-Powerboat Yearly Storage Permit – Powerboat > 22ft. Yearly Storage Permit-Non-Powerboat Dock Space Full Season Dock Space Full Season-Pontoon Boats

$ 95.00 $ 50.00 $ 20.00 $ 30.00 $ 95.00 $100.00 $155.00 $ 60.00 $650.00 $725.00

*Generally, a Certificate of Insurance is a summary document usually issued by an agent on behalf of an insurer that says a policy has been issued to an insured for a general type of risk. The Certificate is usually issued to a third party (ie: The Hideout POA) who wants some evidence or assurance that a policy has been issued. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in the registration process.

Boat Storage Facilities at the Hideout

DOCK SPACE - If you are interested in a Full Season Dock Space, please call Recreation at (570-630-3733) to be put on the wait list. NON-POWER BOAT STORAGE - All members with boats stored in our non-power storage areas must pay for their storage area by the deadline of April 30. This can be done in person at the Recreation Department, by mail or over the phone with a credit card. If payment is received by April 15, the Recreation Department will put your storage sticker on your boat for your convenience; otherwise you can pick up your sticker at the RSC. If payment is not received by the deadline your boat will be subject to removal and your space given to the next person on the wait list. See fee schedule for non-power boat storage fee. Anyone interested in storing a boat at one of the areas must check at the Recreation Office for availability and will be put on the wait list. Storage areas are located at Deerfield Park, Brooks Lake, Getaway Park, and Holiday Park. DRY DOCK STORAGE AT LAUREL PARK - Storage is available for your boat, personal watercraft and trailer in a gated lot with cameras, for your security located at Laurel Park. See fee schedule for pricing. Upon registering for Dry Dock Storage please have a copy of your state registration, insurance, and trailer registration. Please call Recreation at (570) 630-3733 for more information.

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Fall 2017 TENNIS in The Hideout

Clinics Reservations are made through the Recreation Office (570) 630-3733. Players must remain within the appropriate levels determined by the Tennis Pro. Reservations may only be made one day in advance. The clinics are for Adults only, with the exception on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. The Juniors Sunday Clinic at 11:00 has several levels of play that will alternate on a weekly basis. All Clinics are given at the RSC Courts. Payment can be made at the Recreation Office and clinics should be prepaid. Outdoor clinics are $12.00 for Members and $15.00 for Guests. Indoor clinics are $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Guests. Anyone reserving a clinic and not attending will be charged the full rate if the reservation is not cancelled two office hours before the scheduled start time. Clinic Times Adult Beginner / Adv. Beginner Saturday (alternating levels) 1:00-2:00 p.m. Men’s Adv. Intermediate Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m. Adult Advanced Saturday 3:00-4:00 p.m. Women’s Adv. Intermediate Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m. Juniors (Children ages 8-17) Sunday (alternating levels) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Intermediate I & II Sunday 1:00-2:00 p.m. Private Lessons Reservations for weekend private lessons can be made through the Recreation Office. Private lessons may be made one (1) week in advance. Weekday lessons must be made directly with the Tennis Professional. Private Lessons are one (1) hour and are $40.00 Members and $45.00 Guests and paid directly to the Tennis Pro. Indoor Court fees for lessons are to be paid at the Recreation Office. Guests are permitted to take lessons only if space is available. Anyone reserving a private lesson and not attending will be charged the full rate if the reservation is not cancelled one day in advance. Fall Private Lesson Availabilities are Saturday Private Lessons: 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sunday Private Lessons: 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Outdoor Court Reservations All outdoor court reservations are made through the Recreation Office. Courts may be reserved only one (1) day in advance. There is no charge for the outdoor courts; one (1) court may be reserved per lot, per day. Courts are available at the Main Lodge, North Recreation, South Recreation (POA) and RSC. Indoor Tennis Reservations Reservations can be made one day in advance only. One (1) court hour may be reserved per lot, per day. The prices for summer court hours are $25.00 per hour for Members and $30.00 per hour for Guests. A guest may not make a court reservation. Payment must be made at the time of reservation.


Avitabile/Victory Claim Pete Clauss Memorial Title

Bob Avitabile and Ray Victory claimed the Pete Clauss Memorial Doubles Tennis title on Sunday, August 28 by defeating the team of Jim Meritt and Kristen Victory by a score of 6-3, 6-0. The first set started out with a feeling out process as teams exchanged winning games through long rallies and numerous volleys. With the score knotted at 3-3, Avitabile and R. Victory kicked their game to a higher level, dominating the next three games to close out the first set. Their aggressive play was a little too much for the runners-up to handle. The second set started out just like the first set ended. After breaking Meritt’s determined effort to hold serve, Avitabile/R. Victory weathered 3 deuce points to start the avalanche. Avitabile and R. Victory steamrolled through the second set by attacking the net even though Meritt/K. Victory put up an outstanding fight. Certificates were presented to both winners and runners-up by Joe Fialko, Hideout Tennis Professional.

Tennis in the Hideout

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

RSC Pass and Contract Time The Recreation Department will be offering the Recreational Sports Complex Usage Pass for tennis play. The cost of this pass is $300.00 per person (member) and allows the user a $6.25 discount per court hour. If you purchased a RSC pass and played doubles, you would not have to pay for the court time. The RSC pass is effective November 1 through April 30 and can be purchased at the Recreation Office. All cancelled tennis playing times must be played during season on an alternate day. Contract Tennis Time will coincide with the pass and will begin on Wed., November 1. This will insure your group the total benefit of the RSC Discount. Contracts will run for an eight week period and you only pay for seven weeks. Please note that there will be no contracts for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - Thanksgiving week (November 22 -24), and Christmas week (December 28 - January 1). Request forms for the RSC Contract Time are available at the Recreation Office and must be returned no later than Sun., October 15.



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FITNESS CENTER CLASS SCHEDULE Classes are held in the Aerobic Room

October 2017

Sundays Mondays 9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie 2:00-3:00 p.m. Dancersize 3:00-4:00 p.m. Yoga


Wednesdays Thursdays



9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Bodies In Motion

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

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

11:00am12:30pm Tai Chi Drop –Ins Welcome

11:00am-12:30pm Tai Chi (Closed pre-paid Class)

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Bodies In Motion

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

11:00 a.m.-12:30p.m.

Line Dancing

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

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

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

RSC Indoor Court Schedule – October 2017 Sundays




Thursdays Fridays


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

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

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-12pm Tennis Court Res. 12-4pm Pickleball Open Play *

8am-9am Walking for Wellness 9am-4pm Tennis Court Res. League 1pm-3-pm Basketball

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

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

*If not played at the Main Lodge due to weather

4pm-5pm Walking ForWellness

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

Special Events will be posted in THE HIDEABOUT EXTRA

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Team Medal Winners of the 2017 18th Annual Triathlon

We had to include this picture also of Richard fishing on Roamingwood Lake on the day of the eclipse which explains the welding mask. Thank you to all that entered the “I Love the Hideout” contest. We thoroughly enjoyed all the pictures that were submitted.

Gold Medalists Jack Dolan (S) James Dolan (B) Joe Dolan (R) Total: 1:38.12

25:15 47:05 25:52

Silver Medalists Matt Zichelli (S) Julie Zichelli (B) Frank Zichelli (R) Total: 1:38.30

21:45 50:52 25:53

Bronze Medalists Gabby LeGates (S) Bill LeGates (B) Allison LeGates (R) Total: 1:45.26

27:41 47:40 31:05

Editor’s Note: Incorrect information was submitted for the September Hideabout. Here is the correct standings for the 18th Annual Triathlon. We apologize for our error.


8-Ball Pool Tournament


The annual September 8-ball tournament kicked off at the Recreational Sports Complex on Mon., September 11. Returning champion Rich Maier stood ready looking to defend and add a fifth tournament win under his belt. Steve Toner had the luck of the draw and faced off against Rich Maier in the first round. As the battle raged on Rich took the reins and defeated Steve 2-0. The second match featured John Goldman and Rob Metzner with John coming out ahead 2-0. The second round of play saw Joe Carolan beat Rich Maier 2-0, without having to pot a single 8 ball, and John Goldman sank Helen Evans 2-0. John and Joe would meet to see who would secure a spot in the championship match. Three games were required to determine the winner of this one and Joe eventually finished off John. In the loser’s bracket, Steve defeated Helen and Rich knocked out Rob setting up a much wanted rematch. Fatigue started to set as the hours passed and the players started to have a little trouble with their angles. After what seemed to be hours Rich sank the final 8 ball to finish off Steve 2-1. Rich would then play John for a bid to the championship match. Another rough game ended with John emerging as victor by a score of 2-1. The two hopefuls took to the table as the crowd roared in anticipation. Ball after ball found the pocket, but Joe Carolan managed to come out ahead of John Goldman 2-0 and claimed the championship.

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Nubia Malkin Art Center

By Sarah Blanche Brinsfield, Art Center Coordinator ART JOKE: What do barn animals paint with? (Answer at bottom.) With autumn here and the leaves already falling, it’s hard to imagine that Halloween is almost upon us! But with the change in the weather, a lot of The Hideout’s outdoor activities are moving inside, and that includes inside the Nubia Malkin Art Center, located across from the Ski Hill, in beautiful Pocono Mountains. So if you find that the weather outside is just a little too chilly for your bones, make your way over to the Art Center. We have plenty of activities to keep you busy! We have a wide variety of ceramic pieces that you can choose to paint with either acrylic or ceramic paints and friendly staff to help you every step of the way! You may come in any day or time that we are open to paint, no reservations required! Our fall hours are: Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Sundays, from Noon - 5:00 p.m. The Nubia Malkin Art Center is Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We can open for Special Reservations during off hours. Just give us a call and we will set something up that is just right for you and your group! OPEN STUDIO ART CLASS $10 Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity to bring your current art project, any media, any level, and allow our Artist-in-Residence, Sarah Blanche Brinsfield, to help you explore your creativity! Come once, or every Wednesday, to hone your skills! Don’t be afraid! Adventure lies just beyond your comfort zone! STAINED GLASS: Wednesday, OCTOBER 4 and 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 + p.m. Interested in learning how to make Stained Glass Projects or becoming a stained glass member? We will be holding a Stained Glass Training Class, which is a pre-requisite for membership and to use our Glass Room. $40 for the Class/ $40 for a Yearly Stained Glass Membership. Reservations required! HALLOWEEN CRAFT DAY: Saturday, OCTOBER 14 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Make Spooky Décor for your home! MUMMY CANS with googly eyes! JARS OF SPIDERS. Mini - PUMPKIN PALS. Enjoy Cider Donuts, but be careful, They BITE! Our Vampire Punch is a bit spooky too! Paint Halloween Themed Ceramics ALL Month ...if you dare! No Reservations required! PHOTO CLUB Interested in joining the Hideout’s new Photo Club? We will be holding two information gathering meetings on Sun., OCTOBER 22 and Tues., OCTOBER 24, both at 1:00 p.m. at the Nubia Malkin Art Center. Looking forward to meeting you and seeing what clicks! OCTOBER PHOTO CONTEST Due 10/21/17. Let the SPIRITS of Halloween move you to take pictures, but this is NOT simply a costume contest! This year’s two categories are Spooky/Scary & Silly/Goofy Photos. Please submit your photos to Sarah Blanche Brinsfield at Winners will be announced on Facebook on Halloween, 10/31/17, and will receive a basketful of Hideout Swag! Photos will be posted to social media and will become Hideout property. Story-Explory Time is a chance for you to pull up a carpet square, relax with your child or grandchild, and enjoy an interactive story time, followed by a craft or painting project that explores one or more concepts from the book, while teaching things like fine motor skills and cooperation. Each Saturday at 10:15 a.m., we sing a song about the colors of the rainbow and then explore the pages of a specially picked book or sometimes two! The story is always FREE and our projects start at just $2.00. We also now have a sharing time where we can share any ARTWORK that we have created during the previous week! Don’t forget to bring your Masterpiece! Our book and project list for the month of October is as follows: Monsters, Hear one! Paint One! Be One! This super Goofy book will bring out the Monster in all of us! 10/14 - Dinosaurs, Paint a baby Dinosaur! $8.00 and up. 10/14 HALLOWEEN CRAFT DAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m.! (See Above) 10/21 - Monster Mash. It was a Grave Yard Smash! Let’s learn the Dance and paint some dancing monsters on tiles! $8.00 10/28 - Manners. Practice Manners while we Practice Trick-or-Treating! Costumes not required but encouraged! 10/7 -

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JUNE 2017 * VOLUME 36 * ISSUE 6

Excellence in Workplace Safety

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

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The Hideout Community came together to help find Lexie!!

Lexi was found safe and well! Special thanks to Joseph Inclan and Christopher Tomasetti for organizing the search group, Barry Neiss Hideout Vice President and representative for Lake Ariel Fire Department, Jacob Torres, who heard Lexie and led them to her, as well as everyone who pulled together to help their neighbor! This is what truly makes this community a great place to live.

Hideout Photo Contest Details on page 6

1st Section

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

Table of Contents 2nd Section

Recreation Section Hideout Discount Card Advertisers Western Wayne Minutes Salem and Lake Township Minutes Hideout Golf News Hideout Group Events RS&W News Field of Flags Pictorial

25 - 35 38 40 41 42 43 45 47

3rd Section

 Financials 50 - 53 Build it and they will come 53 Local Happenings 57 Puzzle Page 59 Cultural Connections 60 Area Worship Services 61 Classifieds 62 Advertisers' Directory 64 2016 Audited Financial Statement Insert

JUNE 23 - JULY 9, 2017

Upcoming Events


CLUBHOUSE KITCHEN HOURS Happy Hour All Week Long 5-7 p.m. Fri. and Sat.-11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.-11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-11 a.m.-8 p.m. 2017 Hideout Discount Card - June 10% off dessert at the Clubhouse 2017 Hideout Discount Card - July $2 hot dog with a topping during lunch 11 a.m.3 p.m. at the Clubhouse MAIN LODGE SUNDAY BRUNCH - 9 a.m.-Noon. JUNE TIKI BAR HOURS Fri.-4-9 p.m. Sat.-Noon-9 p.m. Sun.-1-5 p.m. TIKI BAR HOURS - HOLIDAY WEEK July 1, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; July 2, 1-9 p.m.; July 3-6, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 7 & 8, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; July 9, 1-5 p.m.

WATERFRONT GRILLE REGULAR HOURS Sunday Noon-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. All Hours Weather Permitting FITNESS CENTER Mon.-Thurs. 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. NUBIA MALKIN ART CENTER Wed. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Noon-5 p.m. POA REGISTRATION Tues.-Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. & Mon.-CLOSED RECREATION Mon.-Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 2017 Hideout Discount Card - June Buy one hour boat rental, get the second hour/or second boat rental at half price (Must be used in one purchase) 2017 Hideout Discount Card - July Buy one Mini Golf, get the second player free. (Two play for the price of one.) Play weekdays only. Mon., Wed., and Fri. 6-9 p.m. RSC ARCADE/GAME ROOM Mon. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tues. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed. & Thurs. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. RECYCLING Mon.-Sun. - 24 hours a day/7 days a week Bulk Garbage Drop Off 11:30 a.m. - 12 noon, Mon.-Fri. (NO ELECTRONICS) (FEES APPLY) GOLF COURSE Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m./Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. MINI GOLF HOURS Sat. 1-9 p.m. Sun. 1-5 p.m. Beginning Monday June 26 Mon., Wed., & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Sat. 1-9 p.m. Sun. 1-5 p.m. MAIN LODGE POOL & BEACH, & NORTH BEACH 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Daily NORTH POOL Weekends Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Weekdays beginning June 26 Mon.-Fri. 12-7 p.m.


WALKING FOR WELLNESS - 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts, Monday through Friday at the RSC Indoor Courts. The Afternoon Walking for Wellness will conclude on June 23 until the fall. Free. SOS GROUP (Singles over Sixty) - Every Monday 5:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse. POOL/BILLIARDS LEAGUE - Are you interested in joining a pool league, or just playing for fun? Please call Recreation to inquire. Thursdays 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Mondays 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the RSC Game Room. OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL - Tuesday and Friday, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Main Lodge Courts. (weather permitting) OPEN PLAY DOMINOES - Fridays, 1:00 p.m. at the RSC Library. ADULT MUSIC WORKSHOP - Thursdays 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse, lower level. A place for Hideout singers and musicians to come together and have fun. Bring your voice and/or instrument. OPEN MAH JONG - Open play 12:30-5:00 p.m. on Mon. & Thurs., 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Tues. evenings 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the RSC Library. BRIDGE GROUP - If interested in becoming a member, please contact Rob Schanker at (407) 595-6562. REGISTRATION FOR TOT CAMP AND KIDS ADVENTURE CAMP - Camps begin June 26 to August 18, and may be registered by the day, by the week or for the full season. Tot Camp $25 per day, $100 per week, and $700 for the full season. Kids Adventure Kamp $23 per day, $90 per week, or $600 for the season. BASIC FIREARM SAFETY COURSE - for the general public, free of charge, on Sat., June 24, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Hideout POA, lower level. Please call John Armato at 570-698-6227 or email to register no later than June 17. Sponsor-The Hideout Sportsmen’s Association. BULK GARBAGE DAY - Sat., June 24, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Hideout Maintenance Yard. Members in good standing only. 2017 Hideout Badge required. Fee structure: Auto Trunk Load-No Charge; Pick-up, Small Trailer, and Van-First Trip-No Charge. Subsequent trips $15. Larger trucks and trailers $25 each trip. Items not accepted: Tree logs, limbs, brush, leaves, hazardous paints, solvents, toxic chemicals, motor oil, air conditioning and/or refrigeration equipment, TVs, computers or electronics. NORTH SOUTH GOLF TOURNAMENT - Sat., June 24, 9:00 a.m. at the Golf Course. 3rd ANNUAL CHILDREN'S FISHING DERBY IN MEMORY OF MARYLIN KRAVETZ - Sat., June 24, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Roamingwood Park. Ages 7-15 years old. Bring your pole and equipment, bait will be provided. MUSIC ON NORTH BEACH - Sat., 7:30 -9:30 p.m., June 24, July 29 and August 26. Enjoy music by Ray Morgan and friends. Bring your own chairs. HIDEOUT FLYERS TRYOUTS - Mon., 6/26 and Tues., 6/27 Swim Team tryouts at North Pool 9:00 a.m. Regular Flyers daily practice begins Wed., 6/28. Contact Donna McDonald dommamcdonald@ 4th of JULY BEACH PARTY - Sat., July 1, 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge Beach. Party features DJ, dancing, with contests and prizes. Food available. Fireworks at Dusk. Rain Date July 2. BOAT REGATTA - Sat., July 1, 2:00 p.m. at the Marina. Theme “Favorite Movie.” LITTLE MISS AND MISTER HIDEOUT PAGEANT - July 1, 4:00 p.m. at Lodge Beach. Children ages 18 months to 6 years old. Pre-Register at Aquatics office 570-698-7011. Winners awarded a prize. FIREWORKS - Sat., July 1 at dusk. Rain Date July 2. HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT - Double elimination. Sun., July 2, 10:00 a.m. at the OSC, $10pp (BBQ). VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT - Sun., July 2, 11:00 a.m. at the OSC, $10pp BBQ. BEACH BINGO - Cards .75 each. Beginning Mon., July 3, 3:00 p.m. at the North Beach, and Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge Beach. CHILDREN’S BINGO - Tues., beginning July 4, 7:00 p.m. at the RSC Multi purpose room. $1.00 per card. Prizes awarded. Valid Amenity Badge required. MOHEGAN SUN DAY BUS TRIP - Wed., July 5, Leaves Nubia Malkin Art Center 10:00 a.m., leaves Mohegan Sun 4:30 p.m. - $20pp. Please bring Government Issued Photo ID! Register at Recreation. FAMILY BINGO - Thursdays, beginning July 6, 7:30 p.m. at the RSC Multi purpose room. Cost $1.00 per card. Valid Amenity Badge required. FAMILY SOFTBALL - Beginning Fri., July 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meet at S. Recreation Field. Bring own Glove. HIDEOUT FLEA MARKET - Sat., July 8, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Laurel Park Campgrounds. Vendor set up 7:30 a.m. Vendor spaces avail. $10 members, $15 guests. Rain date July 9. Contact Recreation to sign up. SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS - Baseball Camp July 10-14, S. Rec. Fields, Tennis Camp July 10-14, RSC $175 Member, $200 Guest. Soccer Camp July 17-21, S. Rec. Fields, Basketball Camp July 24-28 at RSC Ind. Crt $45 per child. Golf Camp July 31-Aug. 4, Golf Course, $45 per child, contact Golf Pro Shop to register 570-630-3736. HDA GOLF TOURNAMENT - Sat., July 15, 9:00 a.m. at the POA FLYERS SWIM TEAM CAR WASH - Sat., July 15, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Recycling Center. NIGHT AT THE RACES - Sat., July 15 , 8:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge. Fun evening, bet on your favorite horse to win! Adults only, bring your member badge, and guests with badges. Cash bar and snacks available. MOHEGAN SUN NIGHT BUS TRIP - Mon., July 17, Leaves Art Center 4:00 p.m., leaves Mohegan 10:00 p.m. - $20pp. Please bring Government Issued Photo ID! Registration Begins June 1. Due to overwhelming popularity of the night bus trips, payment must be received as soon as possible to reserve the seat. FAMILY CAMPFIRE NIGHT - Adults, parents and children. Wed., July 19, July 26 and August 9, 8:00-10:00 p.m. $3pp, hot dogs and S’mores. Bring your chairs, bug spray, sneakers with socks to Laurel Park to enjoy camp songs and camp stories. SALVATION ARMY COLLECTION - Sat. July 22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the RSC Multi-purpose room. Gather clothing in plastic bags, and housewares in boxes. HASG PIG ROAST - Sat. July 22, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Members $30; Non-Members $40. BYOB (No Glass Please). Live entertainment. Menu in June Hideabout. Call Linda Dimitrakakis (570) 698-0558 or Diane Armato (570) 698-6227. Make check payable to: HASG and mail to Linda Dimitrakakis, 1701 The Hideout. HIDEOUT OLYMPICS - Sun., July 23, 11:00 a.m. Swimming at North Pool, 2:00 p.m. Field events at North Recreation Field, closest to the pin following field events. -1-

100th Birthday An old man was relaxing at his hundredth birthday party when a reporter went up to him. “Sir, what is the secret of your long life?” The man considered this for a moment, then replied, “Every evening at 9 p.m. I have a glass of port. Good for the heart I’ve heard.” The reporter then asked, “That’s ALL?” The man smiled, “Well, canceling my voyage on the Titanic sure didn’t hurt.”


Celiac Disease Awareness Month: What’s all the fuss about gluten?

Gluten-free lifestyle may not boost heart health

If you don’t have celiac disease, your heart won’t get a boost from going gluten free, according to a new study. The gluten-free lifestyle is crucial for people with celiac disease. For them It’s nearly impossible to go to a restaurant or a supermarket now and not be bombarded with labels touting “gluten free” ingredients eating wheat, barley, and rye triggers the body to attack the small intestine, causing and recipes. inflammation and leading to malnutrition and Today people are acutely aware of an allergy to a protein in wheat, barley and rye. This allergy is called celiac disease. gastrointestinal distress. The inflammation With all of the sudden attention to this disease, it almost seems like a recent discovery. But, according to the Celiac Disease then increases heart disease risk. Foundation, it has been acknowledged for nearly 2,000 years. Eliminating gluten stops the attack on the It was ancient Greece, in fact, where a physician first noticed patients that presented with diarrhea and malabsorption. They used small intestine and reduces inflammation. the term “coeliac,” from the Greek word for abdominal, to describe the condition and the modern name evolved from there. Much What The May study in The BMJ asked later, during the food supply shortages of World War II, European doctors noticed that fewer children were dying from this disease as is whether people without celiac disease wheat became a rare commodity. This link started the decades-long research of wheat, gluten, and celiac disease. would benefit from going gluten free. The Harvard research team did not find The Mayo Clinic explains that when those with celiac disease eat gluten, it creates an immune reaction in the small intestine. With much of a difference in risk of heart attacks continued exposure, this response will damage the lining of the intestine and affect the way the body digests food and absorbs nutrients from it. Side effects from this malabsorption can include chronic diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, and more. At this time, there between people who ate the most gluten and those who ate the least. is no reliable cure for this disease but abstaining from gluten entirely can prevent nearly all of the complications from the disease. On the other hand, people who avoided Despite the widespread coverage of celiac disease recently, Stefano Guandalini, a doctor at the University of Chicago Celiac nutritional whole grains had an increased Disease Center, points out that gluten has been around since wheat was cultivated over 10,000 years ago and has remained largely risk of heart disease. unchanged over the years. It is estimated that about 1 percent of the population has celiac disease and many of those people are The lesson: If you don’t have celiac currently undiagnosed. More alarming is that celiac disease does seem to be becoming more common as only about .2 percent of the disease, don’t cut whole grains out of your population were estimated to have it in the 1950s. Although many people probably don’t have to worry about this affliction, greater diet and don’t worry about going gluten free, awareness of any illness is always helpful with prevention and finding a cure.* according to the Harvard Health Letter.


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If your hearing was lost suddenly, or has been lost over time, you will not hear again like you once did with normal hearing. Focus on your improvement, not on those negative times when your hearing aids don’t let you hear what you want to hear. Your hearing aid’s job is to help you hear better, not perfectly. The ‘tinny’ or mechanical sounds you hear are normal. These are the soft, high frequency sounds you have been missing. Your hearing aids are giving these sounds back to you. This may be bothersome at first, but better understanding comes from letting you hear them. Be patient while your brain gets reacquainted with these sounds. At first, your voice may sound strange to you. Some wearers say that in the beginning they sound like they are in a barrel. In time, it will sound natural. Background noise is normal. Normal-hearing people hear it, too. Don’t give up on hearing aids because noise bothers you. Better hearing will require you to put up with a few inconveniences. Buying hearing aids won’t give you instant gratification. There is a learning curve, which usually takes from six weeks to six months. Success comes from practice and a commitment to wear them all your waking hours. If you purchase a custom hearing instrument, designed to fit your ear, you will likely need to have some adjustments to make it a better fit. Stick with it. You will succeed. Should your hearing aids ever stop working, do not be alarmed. This is normal. The inner ear canal is 100 percent humidity and remains a constant 98 degrees. Earwax is a combination of salt and corrosive body acid. These conditions are harmful to electronics, but it is in this environment that hearing aids must perform. You will need to bring them in for routine professional care. THE REWARDS FOR STICKING WITH THE PLAN ARE TRULY WORTH THE EFFORT There is a common discipline followed by all men and women who successfully make the transition to hearing aids. It is called practice. It is an investment that will cost you time and patience. It is an investment that usually begins to pay dividends within 45 days. Once you have logged the sufficient number of hours for our brain to re-acclimate to ambient sounds, you will be able to get on with your life without thinking so much about your hearing. While we encourage new users to start at a slow pace at home, your ultimate goal should be to use your hearing aids all day, every day. This includes times when it is quiet, times when it is noisy, and times when you may think you don’t need to be wearing them. Unless your hearing aids become part of your habit through daily use, your brain will not be stimulated long enough to learn to interpret the true sounds of your world.

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Did you know? Vehicle identification number etching, or “VIN etching,” is a theft deterrent in which an automobile’s VIN, a 17-character code consisting of letters and numbers unique to each vehicle, is etched onto the vehicle’s windows.

Some manufacturers may etch the VIN onto the windows of all of their vehicles, while others may not. Dealerships may charge VIN etching fees to buyers of new vehicles, but buyers should always consult their insurance companies before agreeing to pay such fees. Some insurance providers do not discount premiums for vehicles with VIN etching, while others might. Drivers may not want to pay VIN etching fees if their insurance Be patient and don’t give up. Retreat temporarily if you become tired, but don’t wait. providers will not discount their premiums, so it pays to consult with providers before Keep working – it will become easy. purchasing a new vehicle. Please stay in contact with us on any concern you have about excessive loudness or In addition, drivers who want to save money on etching fees but still do all they can to lack of perceived benefit. On average, new hearing aid users should come back three or deter prospective car thieves may want to purchase their own VIN etching kits, which four times during the first thirty days to make adjustments, check your progress, and help typically cost around $20. you over the tough spots. After you have completed your initial week to two weeks of gradual hearing aid use, you should put your hearing aids on first thing when you wake up and take them out at bedtime. It is a mistake to only wear them when you go out to social functions because your brain will be flooded and startled by unfamiliar ambient sounds.

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Horoscopes Aries 3/21 - 4/19: A long frustration is resolved and with it your anxiety. Accept the resolution and find peace. Taurus 4/20 - 5/20: Stay relentlessly steady in challenging circumstances. It pays off by the end of the month. Gemini 5/21 - 6/20: Be more aware this month of the routine contributions of others. A well-timed remark means a lot to someone special. Cancer 6/21 - 7/22: Go ahead and take the plunge. After much thought, the time comes for action. Leo 7/23 - 8/22: Consider doing more with less. You’ll need a cushion in the final months of the year. Virgo 8/23 - 9/22: Decision time. If you analyze it too much you’ll say no. But if not now, when? Libra 9/23 - 10/21: The first week of October brings a full moon and a full schedule. Most Libras find things are going their way. Scorpio 10/22 - 11/21: You hate those little gray areas, if you see them at all. The Stars insist that you resolve an uncertainty. Sagittarius 11/22 - 12/21: Take some time to rest after a recent period of activity and change. Recharge. Capricorn 12/22 - 1/19: After months when things seem to fall apart, the first quarter moon at the end of the month ushers in a time of togetherness. Aquarius 1/20 - 2/18: A feeling of satisfaction comes your way as what you expected to happen, does happen.


Pisces 2/19 - 3/20: You may need to acquire new skills or new knowledge. The time is right; a teacher appears.

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Synopsis of Western Wayne School District Minutes - August 7, 2017

The regular monthly meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education was held on August 7, 2017 in the Western Wayne Administration Building located at 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Board President Donald Olsommer called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Miss Faliskie led us in a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Board Secretary Rose Emmett took roll call. Nine (9) Board Members were present and are listed as follows: Board President Donald Olsommer Jr., Board Vice President Donald McDonough, Board Treasurer Jeffrey Gogolski, Board Members Bernice Fiorella, William Gershey, Rick Hoch, Gary Enslin, Roger Shaffer Jr., and Ethan Wood. Administrators Present: Dr. Matthew Barrett, Ellen Faliskie, Rose Emmett, Paul Gregorski, Kristen Donohue, Justin Pidgeon, Maria Miller, Jennifer Bradley, Elizabeth Watson, Jennifer Robinson, Elizabeth Gregory, Maria Liptak, and Brian Seaman. Administrators Excused: Kerrie Fitzsimmons, and Cynthia LaRosa. Approval of Minutes: Motion was made by Gershey, seconded by Hoch to accept the minutes generated from the Regular Board Meeting of June 12, 2017 and the Special Board Meeting of July 6, 2017. The motion carried with all affirmatives. Treasurer’s Report: A motion was made by Gogolski, seconded by Hoch to accept the Treasurer’s reports generated from the General, the Food Service, and the Student Activities Account April, May and June 2017. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Approval of Bills: Motion was made by Gogolski, seconded by McDonough to pay the bills generated from the General, the Food Service, and the Construction Account. Motion carried all affirmatives. Recognition of Public: Amanda Johnson asked when the Veterans Memorial Auditorium will be dedicated. Dr. Barrett said it would be dedicated in November at our Veterans Day Ceremony and all local Veterans will be invited to attend. She also asked about Mr. Adams. He was supposed to secure grants for the school, what have we received? Dr. Barrett stated that we are working on a RACP grant from when our field turf was installed in 2009, this is still pending. Dr. Johnson asked if Mr. Adams would be able to secure a grant for signage for the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Mr. McDonough said he hopes Mr. Adams is working on grants. Second Reading – Adoption of Board Policy: Motion was made by Enslin, seconded by Gogolski to adopt the following policy-Second Reading: 800 OPERATIONS-808.2 Student Meal Charging. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Revision of Board Policy: Motion was made by Fiorella, seconded by Gershey to approve the adoption of the revision of the following Policy: 200 PUPILS-204 Attendance. Miss Faliskie explained that there have been changes to the law and we are required to update our policy to comply with the changes. She thanked the Administrative Team and staff who have worked hard on these updates. The motion carried with all affirmatives. Sports Playoffs: A motion was made by

Hoch and seconded by Gogolski to allow participation in “open” playoff tournaments by teams with a winning percentage below .500 (at the PIAA - District II opt-in/out date) if that team has a mathematical chance of reaching a .500 winning percentage by the end of that season. The Board will continue to allow athletic teams with a .500 winning percentage or better (at opt-in/out date) to participate in “open” playoff tournaments. The Board will also continue to allow participation of teams that qualify for “closed” playoff tournaments regardless of their winning percentage. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Service Contracts: Motion was made by Fiorella, seconded by McDonough to approve the attached list of Service Contracts all for the one-year period commencing August 01, 2017. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Memorandum of Understanding: Motion was made by Gogolski, seconded by Gershey to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between Western Wayne School District (WWSD)and the Western Wayne Education Support Professionals Association: a. Amended Work Year for Cafeteria Workers. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Memorandum of Understanding: Motion was made by Shaffer, seconded by Gershey to approve the following Memorandums of Understanding between WWSD and the Western Wayne Education Association: a. VLA Agreement b. Part Time Long Term Substitute Early Childhood Teacher. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Authorization: Motion was made by Fiorella, seconded by Gershey to authorize the Honesdale National Bank to debit our General Fund Account for the payment of interest and principal on all bond payments that come due during the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Transportation Contracts: Motion was made by Gershey, seconded by Fiorella to authorize the Superintendent to award the Transportation Contracts for the 20172018 school year and submit the report to the Board at the September 18, 2017 meeting. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Summer Transportation Contracts: Motion was made by Fiorella. seconded by Hoch to approve the Transportation Contracts for the Extended School Year Program, Summer 2017, for the following contractor contingent upon enrollment at State Formula: a. Herbert Black-Van #31-ESY-Moscow to Wayne Highlands effective July 6 thru August 9, 2017. b. Debbie Swingle-Van 118-ESY-Lake Ariel to Wilkes-Barre effective June 19 through August 31, 2017. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Transportation Drivers and Substitutes: Motion was made by Fiorella, seconded by McDonough to approve the following list of WWSD Transportation Drivers and Substitutes for the listed contractor for the 2017-2018 school year as follows contingent upon receipt of necessary paperwork: a. Contractor Gerald YedinakDriver Kim Hart. b. Contractor Tia Strada -Driver Karen Kizer. c. Contractor Scottie

Swingle Jr.-Driver Katie Millen. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Agreement – Head Start: Motion was made by Gogolski, seconded by Hoch to approve the joint educational partnership between WWSD and the ScrantonLackawanna Human Development Agency Inc., Head Start Program effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Enslin asked what this was, Miss Faliskie said we have students in our pre-kindergarten program who qualify for Head Start, Head Start provides funding to us for those students so that they do not have to be transported to Hawley for the Head Start Program. Motion carried with eight affirmatives and one no vote from Shaffer. Agreement – PATH: Motion was made by Fiorella, seconded by Hoch to approve an Agreement between WWSD and PA Treatment & Healing (PATH, Scranton, PA at a daily tuition rate of $68.00 and Special Education AEDY rate of $73.00 per day for the 2017- 2018 school year). Motion carried with eight affirmatives and one no vote from Shaffer. Agreement – The Meadows Psychiatric Center: Motion was made by Fiorella, seconded by Gershey to approve an Agreement between WWSD and The Meadows Psychiatric Center, Centre Hall, PA at a rate of $65 per day for educational services for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. Mr. Enslin asked what this agreement was. Dr. Barrett said this is a treatment facility that is only used on an as needed basis during the year. We do not have any students placed there at this time. Motion carried with eight affirmatives and one no vote from Shaffer. Agreement: Children’s Service Center Motion was made by Gershey, seconded by Hoch to approve an Agreement between WWSD and Children’s Service Center Children’s Milford E. Barnes Jr. School at the a rate of $125 per day for Partial Hospitalization Program and $165.00 per day for Therapeutic Education effective for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion carried with eight affirmatives and one no vote from Shaffer. Agreement – VIP: Motion was made by Fiorella, seconded by Hoch to approve an Agreement between WWSD and Victims’ Intervention Program (VIP) at a cost of $5,000.00 for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Enslin asked if these services are covered by the county. Dr. Barrett said this is for specific services at our District. Motion carried with eight affirmatives and one no vote from Shaffer. Agreement – NHS Pennsylvania: Motion was made by Gogolski, seconded by Gershey to approve an Agreement between WWSD and NHS Pennsylvania Scranton School at a cost of $159.92/day with services as listed in the agreement effective August 1, 2017 through and including July 31, 2018. Motion carried with eight affirmatives and one no vote from Shaffer. Agreement – Northeast Counseling Associates: Motion was made by Hoch, seconded by Fiorella to approve an agreement between WWSD and Northeast Counseling Associates, Inc. at $450.00 per day as needed effective September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Motion carried with eight affirmatives and one no

vote from Shaffer. Agreement – Friendship House: Motion was made by Fiorella, seconded by Gershey to approve an agreement between WWSD and Friendship House at an hourly rate of $50.00 effective for the 2017-2018 school year. Dr. Barrett reminded everyone that we will utilize Title IV funds to cover one-third of the cost of this program. Motion carried with eight affirmatives and one no vote from Shaffer. Act 48 Agreement - NEIU: Motion was made by Fiorella, seconded by Hoch to approve the Agreement between WWSD and the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit #19 at $7.00 per professional employee for Act 48 services for the period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Motion carried with all affirmatives. PROSPER Participation: Motion was made by Fiorella, seconded by Hoch to allow WWSD to participate with Penn State Extension in PROSPER (Promoting School, Community, University Partnership to Enhance Resilience). Shaffer stated he planned on voting no on this program, but after talking to Dr. Barrett who explained that this will replace some of the other programs we have used in the past, he is going to vote yes. Dr. Barrett thanked Mr. Pidgeon, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Fitzsimmons, and Mrs. Donohue for their work on this program. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Purchase of Bread: Motion was made by Gershey, seconded by Fiorella to authorize Food Service Manager Maria Liptak to purchase bread from Rockland Bakery for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Purchase of Milk: Motion was made by Enslin, seconded by Hoch to authorize Food Service Manager Maria Liptak to purchase milk from Pocono Mountain Dairies for the 2017-2018 school year. McDonough summarized our work session comments on this motion. In future years we will contact Cream Works, a local dairy farm and get a quote from them also. Pocono Mountain Dairies does use our local farms’ milk. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Building Use Request: Motion was made by Shaffer, seconded by McDonough to approve the building use request from Twin Dragons Martial Arts for a tournament on October 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the EverGreen Elementary School gym at a fee of $200.00 plus custodial fees. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Other Business: McDonough asked to have a brief Executive session for personnel after the meeting. Olsommer approved the request. Shaffer thanked Amanda Johnson for posting our work session on YouTube. Adjournment: Motion was made by McDonough, seconded by Olsommer to adjourn the regularly scheduled meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education at 7:42 P.M. The motion carried with all affirmatives. Respectfully Submitted, Rose E. Emmett Board Secretary


Synopsis of Salem Township Minutes - August 8, 2017 The regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on August 8, 2017. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 6:30PM with all members present the Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. The minutes of the July 11, 2017 meeting were approved as presented with no comments or corrections on a motion made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Planning Commission minutes were read. Sub-divisions: The Shaffer sub-division /lot consolidation was reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. New Business: Fall Cleanup was discussed. After discussion it was decided to not hold a fall metal clean-up day. Indian Rocks Winter Maintenance agreement was reviewed no changes from last year’s agreement at the same cost of $3200.00. Motion to send contract made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Old Business: Hamlin Heights back up septic area discussed. Ready to be installed. Noted No Certificate of Occupancy will be issued until back up area is installed. Motion to have Attorney Treat send notification was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Dennis Chapman with all in favor. The Neville Trailer Park was discussed. Gary Enslin Township SEO noted that he feels Nancy Neville is in contempt of the Stipulation that was put in place during the Court hearing. He noted she pumps every other week but when she wants, haven’t contacted him or filed with DEP for permit. Tried to arrange meeting Attorney Treat had dates, regardless Mr. Enslin noted No engineer nothing being done. Mr. Enslin asked the Board to instruct Attorney Treat to take action and file contempt of court charge. Motion to have Attorney Treat file immediate action of contempt of Court charges made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Correspondence: Lake Ariel Fire Company wrote inviting the Supervisors to the Wet Down of the New Fire Engine officially putting it into service on August 12, 2017. Real Estate transfer for the

month of July was received in the amount of $7,068.13. The Community Library of Lake and Salem Township invited the Township to its 10th Anniversary on August 17, 2017 at 2PM. Public Time: Question as to the food pantry, it was noted the Township issued a check for the support of the Food Pantry in Dreher Township. Roger Shaffer noted the pipe at his driveway is still dropping could use asphalt added or extend the pipe. Concerns were noted over an article in the News Eagle about Project Compass. It is again an expansion of PPl and would increase electricity for New York. Questions as to any changes or additions to our area. No information provided to the Township with regard to changes or additions to the PPl power lines. The track of the new Project compass the Township is unaware of. Mr. Januszewski reviewed rain issues and calculations for Engineer to review flow statistics. He questioned protection of the Township during the short rainfall in the area of Catterson and Ledgedale road. Noting reviewing the calculations would be one way to protect the Township from Liability. Penn-Dot and LTAP are available for assistance and can provide the information for engineering. Cleaning the storm drainage is not allowed without appropriate buffer system for streams he suggested contacting Northeast alliance and LTAP also noting Penn-Dot would be instrumental for Bridge design. Penn-Dot was contacted and advised not to worry about the Ledgedale Bridge by Catterson that is their responsibility not the Township’s. Mr. Januszewski stated that USDA and Senator Casey pledged 50 million to clean up after PPL, no one contacted to review area. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay as presented with no comments or corrections was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. With no other comments a motion to adjourn was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Dennis Chapman with all in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:15PM. Respectfully Submitted, Jennifer Wargo, Secretary/Treasurer

After 85 years, the Called Shot still debated

Eighty-five years ago in October, Babe Ruth pointed to center field and called his shot. Maybe. It was, after all, decades before today when every fan has a cellphone and takes video of everything from cats to drying paint. For The Called Shot, all we have are recollections and quotes. Neither are conclusive. Recollections have it this way: Oct 1, 1932: In the fifth inning of game three of the World Series, with a count of two balls and two strikes, Babe Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers in Chicago’s Wrigley Field and then smashed a home run high above the very spot to which he had just gestured. The Yankees went on to sweep the Series with four straight victories. Now the pitcher, Charlie Root, took exception to the story and said if Ruth had the nerve to make such a gesture, Root would have made sure the Babe “ended up on his (behind).” Nearly 10 years later on the set of a movie, Root and Ruth talked about the Called Shot. Ruth said he didn’t call it, but it made a great story. On the other hand, Ruth’s descendants are firmly in the Called Shot camp. In 2013, Chicago sportswriter Ed Sherman interviewed Ruth’s 96-year-old adopted daughter, Julia Ruth Stevens, who said both her mother and Cardinal Spellman claimed to have seen the Called Shot. Even two 16-mm films, one discovered in the 1970s and another in 1999, don’t conclusively tell the story. But some say the 1999 film shows Ruth talking smack and pointing at the Cubs dugout, not center field.

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Synopsis of Lake Township Minutes August 1, 2017 The regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township building on August 1st, 2017. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Supervisors Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin were present.

of July they had a few storms with lots of rain and wind cleanup. Had been getting roads ready for paving. The paving project for 2017 has been completed. The White Road project is underway, cleaning and removing trees and ditch work. Rented an excavator for this project.

F. Birmelin moved to approve the minutes of the July 5, 2017 regular monthly meeting, carried 3-0. T. Jaggars moved to approve the treasury report for July 2017, carried 3-0.

Old Business: 1) None

Public Comment: None Sub-divisions: None Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its June and July Activity reports showing a total of 37 incidents. Three new members along with 8 new probationary members were added. They held 7 trainings and 17 Work details. They also held 5 fundraising events. Lake Ariel Fire Company formally invited the Supervisors to the official in-service day of its new custom pumper being held on August 12, 2017 starting at 1PM. 2)Maplewood Fire & Rescue Co provided its July Activity report showing 6 training days and 28 alarm responses of them 20 QRS. Roadmaster’s Report: Roadmaster S. Swingle reported that during the month

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Additional Public Comment: None S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary

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New Business: 1) Fall White Goods collection discussed. T. Jaggars moved to approve White Goods for October 7 and October 21, 2017 from 9am until 1pm, carried 3-0. 2) New Backhoe update the Township has looked into a new John Deere and the trade offered was good the Backhoe is a 310SLHL John Deere total price $117,365.12 less our machine as trade for a total cost to Township of $50,000.00. The new backhoe will have the updated pilot controls and attachments. Discussion called. No comments, T. Jaggars moved to purchase carried 3-0. Noted it does come with a one year full warrantee can add addition 5 year drive train or 3 year full. Decision to be made after review.

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From The Pro Shop


The weather continues to play havoc with the golf season. The Club Championship began on August 13. The Championship flight was won by Timis Rosca over Jonathon Duffey. The Women’s Championship flight was won by Marilyn Sevigny over Cindi Woodard. The Men’s first flight was won by Bill Culley over Mick Woodard. The Men’s second flight winner was Pat Rooney over James Glackin. The Senior Club Championship began on August 20. The Championship flight was won by Marty O’Hora over Sam Newman. The Women’s Championship flight was won by Judy Coulter over Marilyn Sevigny. The Men’s first flight was won by Jim Graham over Nick Kelly. The Men’s second flight was won by Rich Guiffredo over Art Palladino. The Men’s Super-Senior Championship was won by Dennis Copeland over Frank Palm. Congratulations to Judy Coulter who had a hole-in-one on hole six on August 25. The annual 9/11 Help a Hero Tournament was held on September 9. The morning event was sold out with an afternoon session of 26 golfers. This was a 9 hole event with a dinner dance at the Main Lodge in the evening. A great time was had by all in attendance. The Fall Classic was held on Sat., September 23. This was a sold out event on a warm sunny day. There will be a Columbus Day weekend sale on all merchandise. Details to follow. We are missing three cart keys. It appears two of them went missing the last day of the Tuesday Morning Men’s league. Please check your golf bags for the missing keys and return them to the Pro Shop. The Pro Shop carries a nice assortment of clubs, balls, gloves and golf apparel. Our prices are competitive with other golf outlets. We invite you to come in and look around. Remember you must check in with the Pro Shop before proceeding on the golf course. Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manager

August 11, 2017 Golf Committee Draft Minutes

Committee members present: Fred Held, Emil Boss, Vito Montone, Stan Weckstein, Ron Tortoriello, Jim Lagrosa Guests: Mike Kline- Golf Course Superintendent, Al LutziPro Shop Manager, Ronnie Duffey-Pro Shop, Fred Sakacs Board Liaison, Joe Acla, Hideout General Manager. Meeting called to order by Co-Chairperson Jim Lagrosa at 12:58 P.M. Barbara White was not able to attend. Motion made by Vito Montone to accept the July 14, 2017 meeting minutes. Seconded by Fred Held. Reports: Treasurer Report – Jim Lagrosa read the Treasurer’s Report. Twenty nine handicap checks were deposited for $140. Treasurer’s Report was accepted, a copy is on file. Pro Shop – Al Lutzi: All Leagues winding down. This year may have been the worst weather in nine previous years. Clothing and shoe sales were good this year. Tuesday Men’s League- Last day is September 5th followed by the luncheon. Thursday Men’s League- Last day is August 31 Ladies League- Play on Monday, currently there are 20-25 golfers. HASG- Several dates were cancelled due to wet course and cart paths only. Tournaments- Play for Pink consisted of 80 golfers. Participation in Club Championship and Senior Club Championship is low. Club Championship is match play and starts 8/12/17. Unfinished Business: Periscope update: Jim Lagrosa: Periscope should be raised by additional links and a platform installed. An area on the left corner of the fairway is not visible. Mike Kline will take it down for the winter. No cover is needed. Western Wayne High School update: Al Lutzi: No play yet. Ads in cart holder update: Jim Lagrosa: Ken Procopio contacted Century 21, the owner of the ads. There are no problems placing other ad cards in the carts. Funds for ads go to advertising. Due to a change in carts, the current holders would have to be replaced. There are 34 carts. An effort will be made to retrofit existing holders. New Business: Report from Chairpersons meeting: A note from Barbara White advised that the minutes are available from the secretary. Tees for holes 3 and 6: Jim Lagrosa asked if they were scheduled. Mike Kline mentioned that no work could be done until next spring. Jim Lagrosa mentioned that women golfers have difficulty reaching greens 2, 4, 6, & 7 in regulation. Jim suggested that moneys be budgeted for more forward tees, for female golfers. Other ideas were mentioned such as increasing women’s par on certain holes. Mike Kline and Joe Acla will take a tour and make a recommendation. Hole 9 Front Trap: Jim Lagrosa stated that there are pins and cloth sticking out of the sand trap. Mike Kline will work on bunker liner which is pushed up by winter weather. Discussion of organization for 2018: Jim Lagrosa declined the chairmanship and Fred Held will not be a committee member next year. Jim Lagrosa will provide a writeup to Joe Acla for additional committee members. Periscope liability and golf committee funds for small projects was discussed. Vito Montone made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by Fred Held. Meeting adjourned at 2:02 P.M. Next meeting: September 8 at 9:00 A.M. unless there is a conflict with other committee meetings. Respectfully submitted, Fred Held – Golf Committee Secretary


From The Rough

A golf tip from Larry Lutz, Hideout Golf Teaching Pro A large majority of high handicap golfers tend to slice their shots. One of the causes of a slice is an improper release. Many golfers think the release is a quick flipping of the wrists through impact, but, in fact, it’s the rotation of the forearms. If your right forearm rotates over your left through the hitting area, the centrifugal force created will naturally unhinge your wrists. Do this properly and the speed of the club head is multiplied, as rotation and unhinging are both major speed producers. The release also squares the club face for a solid hit and maximum launch speed, as the ball is propelled forward and not spun sideways off the club face. To get the release right, focus on your arms passing your right shoulder. I hope you find this tip helpful, but most of all, remember the good shots, learn from the bad shots and have fun.

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

September 8, 2017 Golf Committee Draft Minutes Committee members present: Emil Boss, Vito Montone, Stan Weckstein, Ron Tortoriello, Jim Lagrosa, Ken Procopio, Barbara White, Guests: Ronnie Duffey-Pro Shop, Fred Sakacs Board Liaison. Meeting called to order by acting chair Jim Lagrosa at 9:00 am. Motion made by Vito Montone to accept the August 11, 2017 meeting minutes. Motion approved. Reports: All leagues, but one, complete, despite the rain. Ladies league last scheduled day is Monday, September 11. Upcoming Tournaments: Help a Hero – September 9 Woodworker’s Classic – September 13 Fall Classic – September 23 Unfinished Business: Western Wayne Golf – Nothing further to report. Transfer of funds to the POA – This will have to wait until 2018 when accounts are established. We will wait for advice from the POA office. B. White will check and verify who has signatory authority for the current account. Recruiting ad for new members placed in the September Hideabout. New Business: Agreed to work on ideas for the promotion of golf over the winter and to discuss and implement at the May 2018 meeting. Election of officers for 2018 Jim Lagrosa and Fred Sakacs – Co-Chairs

Ron Tortoriello – Secretary

Next Scheduled 2018 Meetings, Fridays @ 9am May 18; June 8; July 13, August 10, September 14. Meeting adjourned: 9:50am Jim Lagrosa, Acting Chair




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HASG COUNTRY/ROCK AND ROLL HARVEST HOEDOWN Menu: Peel and Eat Shrimp, Prosciutto Wrapped Melon, Cheese Display, Pigs in a Blanket, Served Tossed Salad and Rolls Choice of: BBQ Shrimp & Bone in Chicken Breast, Carved Prime Rib, BBQ Ribs & Bone in Chicken Breast. All Meals served with Mashed Potatoes and Corn on the Cob Piece, Side of Gravy. Display of Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake, Coffee, Tea, and Soda Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge DJ Billy C.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM downstairs at the Clubhouse The Hideout Quilters was founded some 15 years ago. Their members volunteer their time to make lap robes, blankets, hats, and etc., which are donated, to our local hospitals and nursing homes.

Members: $40.00; Non-Members $45.00. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO HASG RSVP Rita Kinsella (570) 504-5596 or by September 14, 2017


Recently the Wayne County Office for the Aging recognized them for having donated over 8900 of their treasured items to those in the area that are sick or indigent.

Donations gratefully accepted on Sat., Oct. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the RSC

Available for sale will be QUILTS, KNITTED BLANKETS, PLACE MATS, TABLE RUNNERS, etc. They receive no outside funding and rely on donations and the proceeds from their semi-annual sale to finance their projects.


Your support is needed and appreciated.

Since 1995, the Hideout Sportsman’s Association has strived to improve the knowledge and skill of its members and neighbors in matters related to the proper care and handling of firearms, the management of shooting ranges and to develop fellowship, sportsmanship and good citizenship among its members. To that end, the Hideout Sportsman’s Association will partner with a local state-of-the-art indoor shooting range to offer courses in basic beginners pistol shooting and safety classes. These courses and others will be offered through the Hideout Sportsmen’s Assoc. for a limited time. Interested individuals should contact John at (570) 698-6227 for details.

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Photo by: C. Richard Furst Pictured on the occasion of the Hideout Quilters recent donation of their hand made treasures is: Mary Griffin, Outreach Coordinator and Agnes Furst, Hideout Quilters.

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

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

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


AVAILABLE ON The Hideout’s Website under classified • Home For Sale By Owner • Home For Rent By Owner • Lot For Sale By Owner To advertise on these pages please call our Advertising Editor, Lisa Green at 570-630-3707 The Hideout Book Club invites everyone to our discussions held the third Thursday of every month in the library on the second floor of the RSC. Meetings begin at 4:00 PM. If you have any questions, please email: thehideoutbookclub@gmail. com. The books we will discuss each month are as follows:

November 16: December 21: January 18: February 15:

Marie Krauss, Treasurer Richard J. Straczynski, Director Lou Delli Santi, Director

Assistant Secretaries

Joe Acla ( Donna A. Kiely ( Renee Gilbert (

Hideout Management Team

Joseph Acla - General Manager ( Donna A. Kiely - Financial Manager ( Joseph Kozuch - Public Safety Manager ( Robert Brinsfield - Facility Manager ( John Gigliotti, M.P.A. - Land and Environmental Planning Manager ( Marra Butler - Ass’t Recreation Manager ( Lisa Cook - Food & Beverage Manager ( Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent ( Sandy Sheppard - Registration Manager ( Donald Yocum - IT Manager ( Tina Fairfax - Human Resources Manager ( Articles must be submitted by the fifteenth of the month. Submit all material to: The Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. For advertising rates, contact Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707. The Hideabout published monthly, serves over 4,100 Hideout property owners. Articles do not necessarily represent the views of the Hideout POA. The Editor reserves the right to reject any advertising or articles for publication. Also, the acceptance of advertisements does not constitute endorsement by the Hideout POA for any advertisement of any business, products, and/or services. The Hideout is not responsible beyond the cost of advertising for any advertising errors. Any concerns with ads placed in the Hideabout must be addressed by the fifteenth of the month.

Hideout Book Club Selections 2017 - 2018 September 21: Gather the Daughters October 19: I Am Malala

Sam Wilmot, President Barry Neiss, Vice President Kellyn Nolan, Chairman Fred Sakacs, Secretary

By Jennie Melamed By Christina Lamb, Malala Yousafzai Patricia McCormick By Ruth Ware By Billy Crystal By Nancy Horan

March 15: April 19: May 17: June 21: July 19:

The Woman in Cabin 10 Still Foolin ‘Em Loving Frank The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane The Storied Life of AJ Fikry The Book Thief The Vanishing Year A Thousand White Women Small Great Things

August 16:

Meeting to select the books for the coming year

By By By By By By

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

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

WOODWORKING GROUP Visitors are always welcome. For information please call Ken Wenz (570) 698-6441. THE WEIGH WE WERE Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at the RSC. We are a small but caring group. We each choose our own program. We are supportive and encouraging. So join us? HIDEOUT QUILTERS - Love in every stitch! Quilters meet every Wednesday 1:00 p.m. and every Friday 9:30 a.m. at the Quilters Center. Call (570) 698-4100, ext. 156. Stop in and visit us.

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER Page XX - THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., OCTOBER 2017 ROAMINGWOOD SEWER & WATER ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-6162 Check out our website at: 2017 Proposed Meeting Schedule October 7 (9am) November 22 December 27 Meetings take place at 5PM at the RS&W Office, unless otherwise posted. Dates subject to change. Check our website for the latest updates.

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

2017 Holiday Dates Thanksgiving

Thur. Nov. 23


Fri., Nov. 24


Mon., Dec. 25

RS&W’s staff is on-call 7 days per week; 24 hours per day. If you h av e a w ater o r se wer emergency, call (570) 698-6162, wait for operator and press OPTION 1, to leave your name, lot number and phone number where you can be reached and your call will be returned promptly. All nonemergency service calls require 24 hour notice to schedule an appointment during regular working hours. PROJECT INFORMATION For up-to-date information concerning RS&W or the construction project, please keep posted to :, Channel 20 and the Hideabout ‘Extra’ updates regarding work projects, detours, and service interruptions.


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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association Leaving town? House for sale? Protect your investment! If you plan on leaving your home unattended during the winter months, please give consideration to your water pipes. At a minimum, the following is suggested:

• • • • • •

Have your water turned off at the street by RS&W. Have your home winterized by a qualified plumbing professional. Turn off the valve at the main supply line where it enters your home. Turn off and drain your water heater. Maintain temperatures at a reasonable level to prevent freezing. Inspect the basement or crawlspace for any openings or vents and insulate! For more tips, visit our website at:

Winterize Your Home Before an Extended Absence: These tips are provided to assist in winterizing your home if you will be away for any extended period. The purpose of winterizing your home is to remove water which can freeze within the pipelines and other areas. While nobody can guarantee against frozen or broken pipes, it is important that you take preventive winterizing steps. You may prefer contacting a Master Plumber to do the work. Water meters and interior plumbing pipes need to be located in an area with a minimum temperature of 50° F from November 1 through April 1. If you elect to turn off the water system, please read this important information. 1. Close the main water valve or supply to your home. This valve is usually located in the basement or laundry room of your home. 2. After the main valve has been securely turned off, open (or turn on) all inside faucets -- kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, tubs, showers and laundry room basin -- and all outside faucets. Also, be sure to remove garden hoses from the outside spigots. The purpose of opening all faucets is to drain all water from the pipelines within, and outside of, the home. 3. Turn off the heat source to the furnace/boiler and water heater. a) If the water heater is electric or oil, turn off the power at the switch. b) b) If the water heater is gas, you must turn off the gas valve. In most cases, you can turn off the furnace by switching off the electrical power supply. 4. Drain the water heater. a) Connect a hose to the drain at the bottom of the heater and allow the water to run into the floor drain. b) If you do not have a floor drain, extend the hose to the outside of the house, or establish a line to a nearby laundry tub to remove the drained water from the heater. 5. Once the heater has been drained, be sure you close the valve at the base of the heater. (After all the pipes are drained, they should be protected.)

Electric Water Heater: Special precautions must be used in draining and filling an electric hot water heater. Electricity must be turned off before draining or refilling the water tank. Toilets: 1. Flush your toilet with the water supply turned off. This will clear the tank of any water. 2. Next, sponge out any excess water remaining in the tank. 3. Dip out some of the remaining water in the toilet bowl 4. Then add a dilution of propylene glycol anti-freeze as this is non-toxic. (Do not use the type of antifreeze that you put into your car/truck to winterize the vehicle). The reason you leave some water in the toilet bowl is to adequately seal the traps so sewer gas will not enter your home through the drain ways. 5. Pour the non-toxic solution into all the drains in your home. The traps in all basins, sinks, tubs/showers and laundry tubs should also be protected from freezing - see Item 4 & 5 above. Hot Water Heating Systems (with baseboard or conventional radiators) •

If your home has a hot water heating system, this system must be drained when you are winterizing your home.

It is recommended that this is performed by a Licensed Plumber. Draining the Heating Systems: 1. Turn off the electrical power source and water supply. If you have a natural gas powered system, the gas valve and pilot must be turned off. 2. Open the drain valve on the bottom of the boiler. 3. Drain the expansion tank. The tank is usually suspended from the ceiling above the furnace and should have a drain valve for a hose connection. 4. While draining the tank, the pressure reduction will cause the draining process from the furnace and tank to slow down. 5. Open all radiator or baseboard air vents on the top floor after the tank is drained and, as water levels drop open the vents on the lower floors. 6. Wrap "exposed" pipes with insulation (this only works if you have a heat source). When water cannot be totally removed from the exposed pipelines, a heat tape can be used. Special Notes: If you will be gone a short period of time, find a reliable neighbor to check the property daily. It is a good idea to have your utilities’ telephone numbers in an obvious location.

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Nicely done, two unit investment property with long term tenants. Lower level covered front porch, upper level covered front deck. Nice grassy back yard area. Off street parking, brick front, well maintained.

OLYPHANT $99,900



.COM Y IL M A Underwood Lane IF T LQuality throughout this contemporary style home. MU Three finished levels. This kitchen has plenty of propertyOne on nice cabinets a ceramic tile floor Good and investment backsplash. street. Beauty parlor in front and two bedroom on main level and two bedrooms on upper apartments, first new and second floor. level. The bathrooms are updated with sinks, Two car garage and driveway for mirrors and large soaking tubs, with ceramic tile. 4 to 5 cars. Opens to alley in back. This home features a large loft area that can be used as an additional family space. Relax in the cozy living room/dining area combo with the propane fireplace. The lower level features 17-746 a large family room with beautiful bar and a free standing propane stove, It’s the perfect place to entertain, or the perfect man cave! There is a separate laundry room. Come relax on the screened porch that opens up to the large deck. Store your toys in the outdoor shed. Call today for a tour and more information about all the upgrades. Level lot, greenbelt area in rear. 279 E WATER STREET OPEN HOUSE APRIL 23 12:00 - 3:00 PW 17-2574 OFFERED AT $155,000 Just Like New Home! On over an Acre.


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Totally re done and modernized. 4 BR 2 full baths on 3 finished floors. Bright and welcoming kitchen with extra large eat in area. New cabinets, new counters and tile floor. New vinyl windows throughout. Oversized LR. Full Bath on first floor. Bedroom on first floor with closet. Second floor has Master Bedroom and 1 other bedrooms. Full Bath. Third floor totally finished as a bedroom. New metal roof, new vinyl siding, all new electrical box and wiring, new plumbing, new bathrooms, all new fixtures. Insulated, new furnace, new hot water heater. Just bring your toothbrush and suitcase!


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Stay safe with supplemental heating When the weather begins to grow cold, individuals turn to supplemental forms of heat for a variety of reasons. The rising cost of home ownership as well as escalating fuel prices often set people on a search for the least expensive and most efficient ways to keep comfortable during the cold weather season. Space heaters, woodburning stoves and fireplaces are among the more common and popular supplemental heating sources. The same heating sources that can be cost-effective and safe when used correctly can become hazardous when safety guidelines are not followed. The National Fire Prevention Association states that in 2010 heating equipment was involved in an estimated 57,100 reported home structure fires in the United States alone, resulting in 490 deaths, 1,540 injuries and $1.1 billion in direct property damage. These fires accounted for 16 percent of all reported home fires. In an effort to prevent property damage or loss of life, homeowners should follow the safety guidelines that come with a supplemental heating device. Also, simple steps can prevent fire and injury. • • • • • • • • • •

Test smoke alarms monthly to ensure they are in proper working order. Should a malfunction of a heating appliance occur or a fire start, a smoke alarm could be your first indicator of a problem. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from any heating equipment, including a furnace, a wood stove, portable space heaters, or a fireplace. Consider the use of a gate or another obstruction to keep children and pets several feet away from a space heater or another appliance that can easily be knocked over. Never use fuel-burning appliances without proper room venting to the outdoors to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Fuel includes everything from wood to gas to oil. Only use the fuel recommended by the product manufacturer. When making a fire in a stove or fireplace, never use flammable liquids to start or accelerate the fire. A wood-, pellet- or coal-burning stove should be burned very hot at least twice a day for about 30 minutes to reduce the creosote buildup in the chimney or flue. Chimneys should be professionally cleaned at the beginning of each use season to ensure there is nothing lodged within that can catch fire. Do not use an oven to heat the home while it is in the “on” position. You can leave the oven door open after cooking is finished so that residual heat can enter the kitchen, provided pets and children are kept away. Electric space heaters should be kept away from walls, curtains and furniture. Many now feature tip-over safety features that will turn the unit off should it be tipped over. However, it is always advisable to use a space heater on a level, sturdy surface that is away from foot traffic in the room.

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• •

All supplemental heating sources should be turned off or extinguished before leaving the house or going to bed. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in every level of the home. Install the detectors close to all bedrooms. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that cannot be detected easily. It quickly robs the body of oxygen and can be fatal when present in high amounts. Any stationery space heating equipment or HVAC system should be installed by professionals and inspected so that it adheres with local building codes. This is to ensure your safety as a homeowner. Use safety screens in front of fireplaces to prevent sparks from escaping. Wood-burning stoves are just one Make sure the damper is open every time method of supplemental heating you light a fire. that should be used in a safe Do not move a heater while it is hot or fill it manner. with fuel at this time, except when adding wood to a stove. Cinders and ashes should be cleaned routinely from stoves and fireplaces and stored away from the home in a heat-safe container until cool. Never position an electric heater next to a water source. Extension cords should not be used unless absolutely necessary. The cords should be heavy duty and meet the draw of the heating unit. Also, they should be run so they don’t present a tripping hazard, but also so the cords themselves do not create a combustion hazard. Children should not be allowed to touch or play near any heating appliances. Do not leave children or pets unattended in a room with a fire or space heater going.

Before investing in a heating unit, homeowners should consider adding more insulation to homes or caulking drafty windows and doors as a method to warming a home. Whether out of necessity or just to provide an added measure of warmth to a home, many people use supplemental heating appliances frequently during the winter. Emphasizing safety when using such devices can prevent many of the fire hazards associated with these devices.

Hideout members, family, and friends enjoying a three day trip to Lancaster, PA, which included a trip on the Spirit of Philadelphia.

Dining out by the numbers In a normal month during 2016, the average U.S. family spent: * $143.70 for food prepared outside the home, including takeout and delivery. That’s up from $120.40 in 2015. * $271.40 on groceries, not including dining out. Millennial diners spent more: $277.70. Baby Boomers spent less: $247

App use increasingly influences dining decisions: * 19 percent of the time, people used an online or mobile app to plan menus or order meals, up 5 percent since 2015. * 13 percent of restaurant visits were influenced by a smartphone recommendation. * 61 percent of diners followed a restaurant on Facebook for coupons or other offers. From: Acosta, 2017 survey

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379,566 A

378,796 B




656,377 665,226































3,062,057 A

3,055,200 A






















2,268,150 D


6,838,213 6,846,533 D



(8,320) 976,500 (984,820)





















































976,500 (1,060,003)



NOTE: These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments Footnote Explanations A Dues related Income stated on Accrual Basis. B Dues related Income Budget Based upon 2017 Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C Dues & other Non Amenity Income projection currently based upon original budget. D 2017 Forecast Projection based upon actual results achieved through August 2017 with budgeted amounts for September through December. E Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2017. F Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) 2017. Forecast Adjustments Actual Yearend Figures. a Current Dues on budget, Delinquent Dues on budget. b Contingency Expense reserved for unexpected items. * Remaining Monthly Budget reviewed for all Amenity operations, adjusted as follows: (Timing Differences or Known Variances from Budget). c Trash & Recycle: +10k Solid Waste Removal Expense. No other adjustments at present.

Budget Variances 1 Current Dues collections fav by 4 to 2016 , Lots Paid in Full 3578. 2 Late Charges favorable to budget 3.7k. 3 Public Safety: Wages & Taxes 8k, Benefits fav 11k, Fuel fav 1k, Supplies unfav 4.4k, IT unfav 5.9k. 4 Laurel Park: Revenue fav 1.8k, Repairs fav 1.5k. 5 Ski Hill: Revenue net unfav 2.3k , Wages & Benefits fav 2.8k, Utils fav 2.1k, Equip Rental unfav 4.7k. 6 Marina: Revenue unfav 1.7k, Utilites unfav 2k, Supplies unfav .7k. 7 Pools & Beaches: Revenue fav 4.7k, Wages & Taxes fav 15.5k, Utils fav 3.2k, Repairs unfav 1.8k, Chemicals fav 5.6k,Vehicle Rental fav 1.7k. 8 Recreation: Revenues net unfav 3.2k, Wages, Benefits & Taxes fav 36k, Repairs unfav 1.8k, Utilities fav 4k, Fuel fav 1.2k, Vehicle Maint fav 1.2k, Sand/Mulch fav 3k. 9 Golf Operations: Net Revenues unfav 32.5k, Wages fav 2k. 10 Golf Maintenance: Wages, Taxes & Benefits fav 10k, Utils fav 1k, Chemicals unfav 3.5k, Sand unfav 1.5k . 11 Arts & Crafts: Revenues net unfav 2.5k, Wages & Taxes fav 1k, Utils fav 1.2k, Supplies fav 1k. 12 Maintenance: Wages & Taxes fav 12k, Supplies fav 3.8k, Snow Removal unfav 9k, Fuel fav 6.5k, Road Repairs fav 2.6k, Vehicle Maint unfav 1.7k, Reairs & Maint unfav 1.9k. 13 Trash & Recycle: Revenue unfav 1.6k, Wages & Taxes fav 3.8k, Benefits unfav 5k, Solid Waste unfav 22.6k. 14 Grounds: Wages, Taxes & Benefits on budget, Landscaping fav 1.8k. 15 Woodshop: Net ops fav .5k. 16 Lakes & Environmental: Revenues fav 6.8k, Wages & Taxes & Benefits unfav 1.5k, Licenses unfav 5k, Lake Mgmnt fav 19k, Wildlife, Deer & Forest Mgmnt unfav 4k. 17 Administration: Revenues fav 3.9k, Wages & Taxes & Benefits fav 4.7k, Telephone fav 3.3k, Print & Postage fav 3k, IT fav 2.4k, Legal & Prof fav 5k, Credit Card & Bank unfav 3k, Collection cost fav 4.2k, Board & Comm. fav 5.3k. 18 Community Relations: Revenues unfav 3k, Wages & Taxes on budget, Postage & Printing fav 4k. 19 Clubhouse: Revenues net of COS unfav 16k, Wages, Taxes & Benefits unfav 31k, Supply fav 3.5k, Utilites fav 7.7k. 20 Tab Master: Net ops unfav 4.8k. 21 Snackbars: Revenues net unfav 8.8k, Wages & Taxes fav 16k, Supplies unfav 1.6k. 22 Lodge: Revenues net of COS unfav 7.7k, Wages & Taxes fav 5k, Utils. fav 8k, Supplies fav 1.4k. 23 Tiki Bar: Revenues net of COS unfav 23k, Wages & Taxes fav 7k, Supplies fav 2.8k. 24 Contingency & Other fav 21k.




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399,554 (22,502) 2,481 -

399,554 (22,502) 1,666 -

815 -




8 25





12,437 78 3,380 11,252 21,174 28,016 3,237 730 4,860 40 38,686 17,179 71,847 2,680 19,056 11,369 30,790 276,811

6,000 1,400 3,000 12,500 25,000 41,000 3,100 625 2,166 30,583 17,962 66,829 5,000 22,500 16,031 53,879 307,575

6,437 (1,322) 380 (1,248) (3,826) (12,984) 137 105 2,694 40 8,103 (783) 5,018 (2,320) (3,444) (4,662) (23,089) (30,764)





104,260 1,146 5,388 8,986 46,827 48,241 17,537 31,759 6,134 79,264 26,135 5,777 22,633 991 99,932 15,149 79,462 2,833 16,478 13,165 30,669 -

101,319 1,755 5,289 10,297 52,664 49,040 17,460 32,325 6,868 77,634 22,148 7,484 21,998 521 95,545 14,607 74,287 2,275 16,800 16,232 37,029 -















146 81

2,453 586






107.3% -94.4%


6,937 1,210 3,165 10,647 22,525 31,873 2,989 4,895 760 60 36,857 16,757 63,834 2,888 21,671 11,568 32,451 271,087

53,080 23,504 86,900 154,255 103,190 140,174 154,265 15,053 3,380 24,140 3,515 228,163 124,252 378,063 19,828 69,527 40,003 120,135 1,741,427

40,700 21,700 90,000 156,000 98,500 147,400 186,680 17,370 5,000 17,328 3,000 224,214 127,596 391,577 25,748 88,500 58,088 159,606 1,859,007

12,380 1,804 (3,100) (1,745) 4,690 (7,226) (32,415) (2,317) (1,620) 6,812 515 3,949 (3,344) (13,514) (5,920) (18,973) (18,085) (39,471) (117,580)






(2,941) 609 (99) 1,311 5,837 799 (77) 566 734 (1,630) (3,987) 1,707 (635) (470) (4,387) (542) (5,175) (558) 322 3,067 6,360 -

-2.9% 34.7% -1.9% 12.7% 11.1% 1.6% -0.4% 1.8% 10.7% -2.1% -18.0% 22.8% -2.9% -90.2% -4.6% -3.7% -7.0% -24.5% 1.9% 18.9% 17.2%

101,186 1,570 5,456 7,880 50,468 44,088 17,156 30,686 8,041 90,806 22,248 7,598 545 100,099 13,252 79,535 2,139 16,713 8,498 30,400 -

758,398 8,087 118,144 44,671 150,431 295,096 78,744 193,963 39,593 727,712 182,311 45,577 204,101 6,383 795,404 113,725 496,522 17,150 59,977 79,062 116,161 -

770,345 10,540 120,608 42,793 176,327 343,927 82,266 207,733 43,029 744,162 158,638 47,865 212,200 6,408 825,467 119,055 475,005 18,200 84,500 103,995 140,912 -















19,414 125 81,250






3,196,432 (180,016) 25,660 12,500

125 81,250



3,196,432 (180,016) 29,352 13,250


0.0% 0.0%

Prior Yr (2016) ACTUAL

357,819 (33,241) 5,500 3,000






8 (53) 770

12.7% -10.0% -15.3% -31.7% 4.4% 16.8% 124.4% 26.5% -4.4% 7.5% -46.4% -15.3% -29.1% -42.9% -

(28,263) (28,263)

ACTUAL (91,823) (1,068) (5,388) (5,606) (35,575) (27,067) 10,479 (31,759) (2,897) (79,264) (25,405) (5,777) (17,773) (951) (61,246) 2,030 (7,615) (153) 2,578 (1,796) 121 -

BUDGET (95,319) (355) (5,289) (7,297) (40,164) (24,040) 23,540 (32,325) (3,768) (77,634) (21,523) (7,484) (19,832) (521) (64,962) 3,355 (7,458) 2,725 5,700 (201) 16,850 -

VARIANCE FAVORABLE (UNFAVOR) 3,496 (713) (99) 1,691 4,589 (3,027) (13,061) 566 871 (1,630) (3,882) 1,707 2,059 (430) 3,716 (1,325) (157) (2,878) (3,122) (1,595) (16,729) -




0.0% 0.0% -45.6%

0.0% 0.0% 14.4% 6.0%



2,453 (38)

2,874,790 (265,930) 42,232 30,550

321,642 85,914 (12,880) (17,300)



2,367 1,809

86 (1,223) 376,239

30.4% 8.3% -3.4% -1.1% 4.8% -4.9% -17.4% -13.3%

8,968 2,997 21,708 10,828 (2,165) (1,257) (12,939) (3,277) (23,290) (1,525) 24,140 863 8,848 4,069 32,697 (2,622) 13,476 (3,042) (6,801) (12,941)


44,112 20,507 65,192 143,427 105,355 141,431 167,204 18,330 23,290 4,905 2,652 219,315 120,183 345,366 22,450 56,051 43,045 126,936 12,941 1,682,692





11,947 2,453 2,464 (1,878) 25,896 48,831 3,522 13,770 3,436 16,450 (23,673) 2,288 8,099 25 30,063 5,330 (21,517) 1,050 24,523 24,933 24,751 -

1.6% 23.3% 2.0% -4.4% 14.7% 14.2% 4.3% 6.6% 8.0% 2.2% -14.9% 4.8% 3.8% 0.4% 3.6% 4.5% -4.5% 5.8% 29.0% 24.0% 17.6%

741,671 8,049 115,798 41,527 162,467 301,989 69,782 195,535 43,772 799,908 160,405 45,253 5,423 779,560 114,850 468,953 17,258 44,371 89,534 111,644 11,506

(16,727) (38) (2,346) (3,144) 12,036 6,893 (8,962) 1,572 4,179 72,196 (21,906) (324) (204,101) (960) (15,844) 1,125 (27,569) 108 (15,606) 10,472 (4,517) 11,506


















50 82,625

1,000 650,000

1,000 650,000


0.0% 0.0%






24,140 3,515 228,163 124,252 378,063 19,828 69,527 40,003 120,135 -

ACTUAL (705,318) 15,417 (31,244) 109,584 (47,241) (154,922) 75,521 (193,963) (24,540) (727,712) (178,931) (45,577) (179,961) (2,868) (567,241) 10,527 (118,459) 2,678 9,550 (39,059) 3,974 -







OPERATING EXPENSES 758,398 8,087 118,144 44,671 150,431 295,096 78,744 193,963 39,593 727,712 182,311 45,577 204,101 6,383 795,404 113,725 496,522 17,150 59,977 79,062 116,161 -

15,053 3,380

3,692 750

Prior Yr (2016) ACTUAL


YEAR TO DATE AMENITY INCOME 53,080 23,504 86,900 154,255 103,190 140,174 154,265


YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAVORABLE BUDGET (UNFAVOR) (729,645) 24,327 11,160 4,257 (30,608) (636) 113,207 (3,623) (77,827) 30,586 (196,527) 41,605 104,414 (28,893) (207,733) 13,770 (25,659) 1,119 (744,162) 16,450 (153,638) (25,293) (47,865) 2,288 (194,872) 14,911 (3,408) 540 (601,253) 34,012 8,541 1,986 (83,428) (35,031) 7,548 (4,870) 4,000 5,550 (45,907) 6,848 18,694 (14,720) (2,874,968)


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

-32.4% 39.3% 17.2% 1.8% -2.6% -3.5% -23.0% -21.4% -31.1% -24.7%

29,031 400 661,000 (632,369)

Prior Year (2016) VARIANCE FAVORABLE ACTUAL (UNFAVOR) (697,559) (7,759) 12,458 2,959 (50,606) 19,362 101,900 7,684 (57,112) 9,871 (160,558) 5,636 97,422 (21,901) (195,535) 1,572 (25,442) 902 (776,618) 48,906 (155,500) (23,431) (45,253) (324) n/a (2,771) (97) (560,245) (6,996) 5,333 5,194 (123,587) 5,128 5,192 (2,514) 11,680 (2,130) (46,489) 7,430 15,292 (11,318) 1,435 (1,435) (2,646,563)





238,117 (600) 11,000 248,517


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



Public Safety


Spent to Date

Under (Over)




Public Works/Laure 11-90



1,326 800

Ice Rink Pavillion ADA Lifts at Pools

Ski Hill





Public Works/Pools





(2) Pedal Boats






A/C Unit for Recenter Media and Server Room





Flooring - Nautilus Area






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

Lake Mgmnt





Public Works/POA B 40-90




Unitrends Backup Server






Network Storage Device Clubhouse Generator






ADA Rails at Clubhouse

Public Works/Clubh 60-90




Public Works/Clubh 60-91




2016 Carryover Projects Carry Over Pole Barn

Ski Hill








12-70 203,650 Adjusted Budget



Capital Reserve Projects 2017 Ford Police Interceptor

Public Safety




2017 Ford Police Interceptor

Public Safety





Laurel Park Access Gates

Public Safety





CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety





Network Printer Main and North Gate Public Safety Dog Park Fencing

Public Safety





Public Works/Laure 11-90




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




Rental Equipment Replacement (Rotation) Marina Docks





Public Works/Marin 13-90



4,324 (5,561)

Ski Hill


Main Pool Repair

Public Works/Pools




Solar Cover Reel






Killerspin MyT10 Clubpro Table Tennis Table OSC Playground






Public Works/Recre 16-91









Flooring - Nautilus Area










Golf Maintenance Siding Replacement

Public Works/Golf M 19-90



6,500 12,600

(137) 2,300 (335)

Golf Maintenance Roof Replacement

Public Works/Golf M 19-91



Golf Maintenance Parking Lot

Public Works/Golf M 19-92



Golf Maintenance Gas Tank Removal/Replacement

Public Works/Golf M 19-93




2500 Series Pickup Truck






Snow Plows (2)






Backhoe Major Repair/Refurbish

Facilities Maintenan 30-92



12,815 36,576


Road Paving - Small Projects & Guard Rails

Public Works




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

Public Works





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

Public Works





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





Stormwater Management - Small Culvert Replacement

Public Works





Stormwater Management - Swale & Miscellaneous Repair Public Works





Maintenance Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works





Engineering Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works





Deerield Lake - Aeration System Replacement

Lake Mgmnt




1,225 2,573

(10,000) *

PC/Workstation Inventory Replacement





PC/POS Inventory Replacement






Network 10GB Transceivers (2)






Network POE Switches (2) Community Signs






Public Works/Signa 40-97








Public Works/Lodge 80-90




Public Works/Lodge 80-91




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


North Rec Building Repairs



8,900 **



Genie Lift Major Repairs

Public Works


9,915 **



Kiddie Pool Major Repairs

Public Works


2,275 **



POA HVAC Replacement Unit

Public Works


1,686 **







1,220,635 * Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget

12,776 1,233,411

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

Total All Funds

1,424,285 Adjusted Budget

30,611 1,454,896




Hideout Adult Bowling League Our NEW season began on Tues., September 5, 2017 with a Practice Round of Bowling. Returning bowlers maintained their last season’s end average. Only new bowlers recorded their scores to calculate an average for League play. Although there were many absentees due to the Woodworkers Season End Luncheon, the lanes still exploded with bowling balls shattering the pins, sending them wildly into the channels. The League Men and Women came through the Idle Hour Lanes doors with welcoming hugs, shouts of joy, and laughter which echoed throughout the house. We had three bowlers who tore up the lanes and bowled 200 + games. They were:

BUILD IT and they will come

WHERE ARE YOU? It is of the utmost importance that any emergency first responder be able to find your home in an emergency. A few minutes can make a huge difference in the outcome. Compliance & implementation by Lot Owner required by July 01, 2017. (Motion by S. Wilmot, seconded by J. McNichol, and passed 7-0) LOT NUMBER SIGN POST MAINTAIN YOUR SIGN POST IN GOOD CONDITION. First Responders (Fire, EMT, etc.) need to find you as quickly as possible in an Emergency! ALL LOTS in the Hideout are required to have an emergency post. Numbers must be visible in poor lighting conditions. Additional personal signs are OK, but should not block the numbers. Your EMERGENCY SIGN POST is an important item that may need some needed maintenance before the summer season. Most of these are wood posts, which should display BOTH the Lot Number and the Emergency Number. Numbers must be displayed on both sides of the post. You may not realize how important this simple inexpensive item is until you experience an emergency situation. First Responders need to find you as fast as possible! ALL Developed LOTS in the Hideout are required to have an emergency post. Numbers must be visible in poor lighting conditions. Don’t know your “emergency number”? Call the Main Office (570) 698-1400, x166 or x102. Reflective number stickers (free) can be obtained at the Rt 590 Main Gate - Public Safety Office.

Pop Ups shattered the pins with a 1819 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Al Auricchio, Bobbie Hraba (absent), Jay Lobb & Captain Mike Labate for a fantastic round of bowling! Jay Lobb had a stunning afternoon on the lanes...blitzing the lanes with pocket shots for a magnificent 221 & 523 Series 84 Pins Over Series Average. Dick Covey, Al Dekler, John McNichols, Arne Rosand & Bill Wagner quickly got into the zone with a 247, 486, 223, 337 & 368. Welcome to the League Guys! Cathy Lowman came out swinging away at her pins every frame & managed to grab an impressive Series. Welcome and looking forward to your season filled with clobbering those pins into the channel and having a “FUN TIME” doing it. WEEK # 2- Was an Explosive round of bowling for our Hideout Men & Women. STRIKE KINGS - Larry Triolo 268 (639), Charlie David 217 (549), Mike Messina 210, Tom Maguire 202 (559), Buster Miller 201, Rich Guiffredo 199, Bill Wagner 197, Tom Maher 192 (539), John Kane 179 (504), Ken Wenz 169, Al Dekler 168, Arthur Palladino 167, Roger Cortez 165, Kenny Betros 164, Mike Labate & Norm BenEzra 162, Dave Dimmick, Joe Stach & Bob Fezza 161. Way to Roll!!! STRIKE QUEENS - Doris Kane 241 (586), Lorraine Procopio 204 (534), Reggie Hadley 201 (533), Miriam Fernandez 185 (412), Carole Maguire 171(416), Carol Lopiccolo 170 (400), Denise Guiffredo 164 (458), Steph Wysocki 147, Linda Brenner 145, Cathy Lowman 143 & Laura Hinton 140. Congrats ladies for fine bowling! That’s How We Roll shattered the pins with a 1776 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Peter Tomasetti, Carole Maguire, Al Dekler & Captain Reggie Hadley for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Linda Brenner had a splendid afternoon on her lanes scooping up a 391…58 Pins Over Average. Doris Kane came through the Idle Hour Doors with a “Rack ‘Em Up & Knock ‘Em Down attitude as she fired off a fantastic 241 & an excellent 586 Series…73 Pins Over Average. Way to Go Girl!!! Jack Perenza with his mighty ball in hand, steered down those pins & had his ball bounce & roll right into the pocket, plowing down all ten pins. The sidelines exploded in cheers and applause for our “MVP.” Congrats to our Super Sixer Larry Triolo with a 639 and an awesome 268 High Game. Wow!!! Virginia Sabia had a few strikes up her sleeve when she stunned the pins & “aced” a very impressive 363. Bill Wagner tore up his lanes & ripped out a great 197 & 446 - 80 Pins Over Average. Come and Join us for an afternoon of bowling fun. It’s the Hideout’s No. 1 Social Gathering Event. Pacers are welcome too! So stop by Idle Hour Lanes and check us out every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. League Officers - Tom Maher, President; Rick Hadley, Vice President; Dave Dimmick, Treasurer By: Reggie Hadley - Secretary



Tom Maguire – Buster Miller & Larry Triolo WEEK # 1 - Many great performances kicked-off our 2017-2018 season. STRIKE KINGS - Charlie David 232 (585), Larry Triolo 221 (598), Jay Lobb 221 (523), Tom Maher 214 (564), Rich Guiffredo 213 (579), Tom Maguire 212 (538), Joe Stach 204 (536), Mike Labate 192, Al Dekler 189, Buster Miller 182, Mike Messina 179, Fred Benedicto & Ken Wenz 173, John Kane 172 & Len Tridente 171. Congratulations to the Men for setting the pace to the start of an exciting season! STRIKE QUEENS - Doris Kane 192 (513), Lorraine Procopio 174 (510), Miriam Fernandez 187 (449), Cindy Gaspari 169, Reggie Hadley 165 (455), Gail Endorf 161 (411), Denise Guiffredo 159 (428), Carol Lopiccolo 157 (428) & Jean David 150 (418). Congrats to all the women for packing some exciting high scores!

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IMPORTANT RESOLUTION #16-50 (Approved July 30, 2016 BOD Meeting): BOARD APPROVAL – MOTION #16-50 RE: Emergency Sign Posts in the Hideout To Amend Board Resolution 02-20, resolved that the #911 emergency numbering system become mandatory as of September 1, 2002, adding that individual Lot Numbers be added to the lot owners sign post. ONLY developed lots, those with houses, will be required to have a sign post clearly displaying BOTH Lot and 911 numbers on both sides of post. Undeveloped Lots do not require a sign post. Mandatory compliance and implementation by Lot Owner required by July 01, 2017. (Motion by S. Wilmot, seconded by J. McNichol, and passed 7-0) 2017 Meeting Schedule (basic schedule, all sessions are open to Members in Good Standing) Additional review sessions are scheduled in relation to the volume of Permit Applications. Schedule may change due to conflicts with other committee schedules. Upcoming Sessions: October 13 and 27 The Environmental Control Committee and the Office of Land & Environmental Planning are available to assist you in proper Hideout Permitting of your project. If you need assistance or have questions on Permits or other ECC business: Call (570) 698-4100, ext. 102 or 166. HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF August 31, 2017


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




Billed 3914 1,225 385 40


74.242% 23.333% 2.424%




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

392 767 1,829

% of $ PAID *

10.6% 19.4% 46.7%

1st Quarter 2017




APRIL MAY JUNE 2nd Quarter 2017

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

297 146 100 543

7.5% 3.3% 2.6% 13.47%


50,123 38,135 88,258

27 20 47

0.8% 0.6% 0.0% 1.37%





Budget 3665

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

Current Projection


As of August 31, 2017


2017 Projected Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET VARIANCE FAV<UNFAV> 3665 PROJECTION 3665



2017 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED







% of $ Budgeted


% of $ Budgeted


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

The HASG meets the second Thursday of each month (except December) at 1:00 p.m. at the Lodge. Refreshments are always served. All interested Hideout members are welcome to attend our meetings. Let us know you’re coming and a member of our Welcoming Committee will greet you. For more information please contact Katie Lane (570) 698-5499,


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

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

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

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

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

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) is expanding our recently-formed Good Neighbors Club. We are pleased to coordinate the following Good Neighbors Club services to all members of the Hideout Community: 1.

Many of us own wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment that we are not currently using. Others are in need of some of this equipment for a period of time. The HASG is compiling a list of such equipment. The intent is to have a central contact point where those in need can inquire about who may have the equipment they need and be willing to loan it to a fellow Hideout member. If you possess such equipment and are willing to help out by lending it to a Hideout neighbor, or if you are in need of same, please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840.


A number of us have survived major illnesses: cancer, heart attacks, strokes, etc. If you are a survivor of a life-threatening illness and are willing to talk, one on one, with others currently going through a similar situation, or if you are fighting such a situation and would like an opportunity to talk to someone who has “been there done that” please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. Confidentiality will be observed.


Many of our neighbors live alone. If you are by yourself and would like a daily phone call from a fellow community member, or if you would like the opportunity to brighten someone’s day with a friendly “hello, how are you today?” then again please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair, at (570) 698-9840.


The HASG 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.

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

The HASG believes in neighbors helping neighbors. Although the Good Neighbor Club is a function of the Hideout Adult Social Group we are pleased to offer these services to ALL Hideout residents.



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


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


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


PROPANE TANKS Safety Guidelines For Propane Tanks: Homeowners who decide to install a propane tank on their property need to be aware of the new guidelines for such. A Propane Permit is needed. The National

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


APPROVED 2016-2017 FEE SCHEDULE FOR PERMITS Non-FEE Permits: Painting – Staining (match to color chart) Re-Roofing Siding (vinyl, wood) FEE based Permits: Additions $ 100 Deck (Replacement) (New $ 75) $ 50 Dock / Bulkhead $ 60 Driveway (pave, repave) $ 50 Excavation / Demolition $ 40 Fuel Storage Tanks (Propane, Oil) $ 20 Garage – attached $ 100 Garage – detached $ 100 Gazebo $ 45 Generator $ 20 Landscape (major) $ 40 New Home $ 600 Parking Pad $ 45 Pet Enclosure or Electronic Fence $ 10 Porch / Sunroom $ 100 Railing $ 40 Retaining Wall $ 30 Satellite Antenna $ 10 Shed $ 45 Tree Removal $ 20 * New Home Tree Removal Deposit $3,000 Refundable

Please remember that if you apply for a permit, it is not automatically given. There is a process, which could take up to two (2) weeks. The ECC has to review the application and then a permit is approved or denied. If you have been denied, the Hideout will send you a letter with the reason(s) why it was not approved. You can then make the corrections and it will be reviewed again at the next meeting. Also, remember that nearly everything you do outside of your home requires a permit. Please call Francine Spinelli, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 102 if you have any questions. Thank you. Please pick up your permits at the POA Office. When your project is complete, sign and return your permit to the POA.


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


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

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



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

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Photos by Chris Hilgert

Photos by Chris Hilgert

Pictured above is the group photo from The Help a Hero Golf Tournament. We had 93 Golfers and 140 people attend the 9/11 Dinner Dance. Thank you all for your participation and support with our annual fundraising efforts.



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Thanks For Your Support

The 9/11 Committee would like to thank all of the participants and the following sponsors for their contributions to make our fundraising Golf Tournament a great success. Our heartfelt Thanks to all who supported the event, and those who attended the party. Tournament Sponsors - American Legion Post 807, The Golden Oaks, Remax Best, R&R Wilmott Inc., and Bonnie Yablon. Hole Sponsors - James Wilson Funeral Home, Jerry & Marian Prior, Pranzo’s Auto Repair, Noreen Crummy (2), Hideout Adult Social Club, Backdraft, Bill & Ellen Donleavy (2), Sid & Karen Hirschfeld, Century 21 Select Group, Herb & Joann Stermer, Hamlin Distributors, RS&W, Bob & Mickey Wiegand, Curt Putman Tree Service, Rotary Club of Hamlin (2), Benny & Johns Pizzeria & Restaurant, Pocono Construction & Management, NBT Bank, and John & Audrey Martino. Tee Box Sponsors – Lakeville Supply, Trios, Bill & Janice Wagner, Charles & Victoria Schiffmacher, Rooney Electric, TCC Cellular, EZ Body and Notary, Bruce Cameran, Joe & Lee Stach, Mary Ellen Bentler, Rooney Electric, R.J. Accounting and Gresham’s Chop House. Contributions - We sincerely thank Cove Haven, who very generously donated the all inclusive 2 night stay vacation in the desired Champagne Towers. We decided to sell chances for the prize and it exceeded our expectations. Stan Weckstein, Kevin Bradford, and John & Joanna Hendon. In addition to the above businesses that sponsored Tee Box’s & Holes, the following donated gift certificates or prizes for the Raffle: The Hideout POA, Comfort Inn, Kay’s Italian Restaurant (2), Liberty Restaurant, Hunters Gallery (2), Hideout Golf Course (2), Sunshine Dry Cleaners, Mary Fuller’s Beauty Salon, The Shake Place, Weiss Markets (2), NBT Bank, Hideout Recreation, Bill & Chris Hilgert, Wendy Rockford, Janice Wagner, The Boat House, Al Dente’s Italian Restaurant, Bob & Mickey Wiegand, Settlers Inn, Lamberton Sheds, Mikes Pizzeria, Owens Car Rental, Subway, 3 D’s Deli & Pizza, Highhouse Energy, Hamlin NAPA Auto Parts, Lori’s Country Kitchen, Wild Rover Restaurant & Pizza, Hideout Recreation, Barry Neiss Window Cleaning, and Daryl’s Hair Styling for men. Please note the above businesses are all local to the Hideout, and they have been very supportive and contribute to the many requests our various fundraisers have asked of them. Please give them your full support, and “shop local.” We would also want to thank Brett Schumacher and Lisa Cook along with their staff for the delicious food and a wonderful night at the Main Lodge.


Good News

is a section in the Hideabout where members have an avenue to report good news, show their appreciation, or praise our wonderful community. Good News should be sent to: Debbie McGowan, Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or email I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to our Public Safety Department and all the emergency personnel that assisted my husband and I over the last number of years during difficult illnesses and many injuries. The level of care and professionalism doesn’t express their kindness to us under the most difficult circumstances. They are truly the most commendable of all benefits of living in the Hideout. We could not consider living here without their protection. Sincerely, Mrs. Gerard Vath

Again, on behalf of all the emergency responders, Reflection Park, and the “Help a Hero Fund.”

If you would like to announce your special event, e.g., graduation, wedding, please send picture and write-up to Debra McGowan, Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or email:


Birthday Corner

Please Contact Debbie McGowan at to announce your child’s


birthday in The Hideabout Newspaper by the fifteenth of the previous month. Your picture will be returned upon request.

Skyla Jae McGuire 9 years old on October 29 Love, Grandma Karen & Aunt Kelly

Tom Maguire was the winner of the 2017 Woodworkers Rebuhn Golf Classic with a net score of 51. He won the coveted ”Green Jacket.”

To advertise in: The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, on The Hideout Website, or on our TV Channel 20, please call Lisa Green, our Advertising Editor, at 570-630-3707 or e-mail her at LGREEN@THEHIDEOUT.US


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


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

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

Other Helpful Numbers Emergency Dial “911”

State Police.........................(570) 253-7126 Geisinger CMC ................... (570) 703-8000 Geisinger, Wilkes Barre...... (570) 348-1120 Regional Hospital of Scranton (570) 348-7100 Moses Taylor, Scranton ..... (570) 770-5000 Wayne Memorial, Honesdale ........................ (570) 253-8100

If you would like to announce your special event, e.g., graduation, Please let our advertiserswedding, know please send picture and write-up to thatDebra youMcGowan, saw their ad in Editor, 640 TheHIDEABOUT Hideout, LakeNEWSPAPER! Ariel, PA 18436 THE or email:

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

MRC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Lawn care, snow plowing, landscaping, roofing, siding, painting, home maintenance, handyman service.

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Need a Gift, 570-226-5670 Souvenir, 570-226-5672 Hideout Logo Merchandise?

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



Puzzle Page - answers on page 60

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Preserve carved pumpkins in various ways Jack-o-lanterns and other carved pumpkin designs are frequently the centerpieces of Halloween festivities. The twinkling lights and orange glow of jack-o-lanterns can add ambiance to any autumn event. The trouble with carving pumpkins is that most people want to do it right away, only to discover their pumpkins wilt and decay long before Halloween.

Any material improvement to your home can increase the home’s value. But this doesn’t mean you have to take on a major renovation project. Check out these inexpensive ways to boost your home’s value on a budget. Want to boost your home’s value, but don’t have the budget for a big renovation? Good news: You don’t need a big budget to make material improvements. When evaluating home improvements, it’s always a good idea to ask yourself if the money invested will be recouped in the sale of the home. The best renovations not only cover their costs, but they can actually provide a nice return. The key, of course, is identifying those improvements which deliver the biggest return for the smallest investment.

Choose a sturdy pumpkin. Inspect the pumpkin of your choosing carefully, looking for gouges, spots and holes. Even a small blemish can quickly expand into a mushy mess. Select pumpkins with even color and firm flesh, and make sure that the pumpkin doesn’t feel tender when you push on the skin.

Visit local pumpkin stands. Pumpkins that have been shipped miles and miles in hot cargo trucks may be overly ripened or battered. Pumpkins that were grown nearby may be fresher. Plus, buying pumpkins locally supports local farmers.

Scrape the insides of the pumpkin thoroughly. Any moist bits inside the pumpkin will mold quickly. The pumpkin carving experts at Pumpkin Masters recommend scraping as much of the ‘guts’ out as possible, leaving about a oneinch thickness of the wall of the pumpkin.

Boosting Your Home’s Value On A Budget Terri Ditty, Broker Associate

Nothing ruins Halloween more than visiting a home to trick-or-treat and not getting candy. Equally disappointing is a sad pumpkin display withering away on a front porch. Even though all pumpkins will eventually rot, certain tips can keep carvings from collapsing too soon. •


Coat the pumpkin. Preservation methods may aim to keep the pumpkin hydrated and inhibit mold and other microbial growth. Commercially sold pumpkin preservation products, such as Pumpkin Fresh¨, hold up well. Soaking and spraying carved pumpkins with a bleach-and-water solution also seems to preserve designs.

Keep it out of the elements. Store carved pumpkins in a cool, dry place. This will help slow down the rotting process for pumpkins exposed to outdoor fungi, other microbes and warm sunlight.

Use an artificial light source. Reduce the heat inside of the pumpkin and encourage hydration by selecting a battery-powered light instead of a lit candle to illuminate the carving.

Skip the carving. Once pumpkin skin is compromised, microbes can enter. In lieu of carving, paint or decorate pumpkins in other ways if you want them to stay fresh for a long time. Glow in the dark paint can help pumpkins stand out at night.

Here are five renovation projects which are both easy and inexpensive ways to dial up your home’s appeal and value: 1. Paint the front door: You might not have the budget for full exterior paint job, but have you looked at your front door lately? It’s a focal point from the street and if it’s looking weathered, improving its appearance can have a disproportionate impact on your curb appeal. 2. Paint the foyer/entry way: Interior paint is an obvious improvement, but you don’t have to make it an all-or-none proposition. Where do people enter your home? Refresh that point of entry and make it look brand new. 3. Change light fixtures and switch plates: You probably don’t even notice your light fixtures anymore, but buyers will. Swapping out the fixtures seldom requires an electrician’s skill, and modernizing the look goes a long way. Same goes for switch plates, which may have grimy fingerprints or bent dimmer switches. 4. Upgrade kitchen and bath fixtures: Do you need a new sink, or do you just need a fresh faucet? It’s amazing how much a deluxe kitchen faucet upgrade can change perceptions of a kitchen. Same goes for the bathrooms: Faucets and even a new toilet can do wonders. 5. Garden upgrades: Fresh borders on your flower gardens, new flowers, and fresh mulch are all small touches which refresh a home’s exterior.

Carved pumpkins may last a week or two, while uncut pumpkins can last for a month or more. Keeping pumpkins hydrated and mold-free will prolong your designs.

Puzzle answers from page 59 CRYPTO FUN ANSWERS A. braces B. wires D. straighten

C. elastic

The Hideout POA Bulletin Board Policy


Richard Dreyfuss

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



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Sweet Halloween statistics

Candy reigns supreme on Halloween. Candy compels trick-or-treaters young and old to don costumes and spend hours scouring neighborhoods for the best treats. Kids know which houses give out full-sized chocolate bars and which are offering other coveted goodies. Although consumer spending in October may not be as high as it is during the holiday season, Halloween shopping is considerable. Here is a look at some notable statistics for the season. •

Financial resource The Balance states that 171 million Americans celebrated Halloween in 2016. Total spending for the holiday reached more than $8.4 billion, which was an all-time record.

Around 65 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween, including getting dressed up or handing out candy. The U.S. Census Bureau says 41.2 million trickor-treaters are children between the ages of five and 14.

The National Retail Federation says 70 percent of Americans hand out candy, spending around $25 per person on sweets.

According to a survey conducted by RetailMeNot, the average Canadian plans to spend $178 on Halloween.

Many people associate Halloween with children, but the day gives everyone the chance to dress up. The NRF estimates that Americans will spend more money on adult costumes than those for children. Witches, pirates, vampires, Batman, and cats are the most popular adult costumes.

Halloween is celebrated in many different countries. In addition to the United States and Canada, areas of Europe, Asia and Latin America have their own Halloween celebrations.

HAUNTED (A Sonnet) The far-off moon has wrapped around till black To shatter us in the dark shadows near What will this night of horrors return back Those dreams forever haunting all our fears

Obituary Guidelines

To submit an obituary (Hideout members only) please follow the guidelines below (350 words or less). To include a photo, please email or deliver/mail to the Hideout POA, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. • The person’s full and complete name, date of birth as well as date of death

• Add where he or she went to school and graduated from

• Names of husband or wife and names of children, number of grandchildren

• Services/Mass/Cemetery information.

ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Lake Ariel. Mass: Sat., 4pm; Sun., 8am and 11am. Father Stephen Stavoy (570) 698-5584.

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

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

Halloween brings out the dark the wicked Dressed up in ways to dare and make us fright Goblins’ too many to set a picket Crawling and flying through the dark of night Running scared to find a safe place to hide Amongst the buried stones of the deceased There is not a single place to reside Till the morning brings light and restored peace Haunted are the places we lock in dreams Summoned by the memories of life’s scenes.

Area Worship Services

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


Five Spirit filled worship service, 6pm. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, (Greentown) Sun School-9:30am. Morn. Worship 10:45am. Sun Evening Praise & Worship-6pm. HAMLIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 613 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA. (570) 689-2630. Pastor: Kenneth Claflin. Sunday Worship 10:30AM. Sunday School (all ages) 9:30AM. Wed Family Night 6:30PM. NEWFOUNDLAND MORAVIAN CHURCH, (Newfoundland Rts. 191 & 507) Rev. Tammie Rinker-Services Sunday School & Coffee Club-9:30am. Morning Worship 10:45am. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court St., Honesdale, PA 18431 (Court & 7th St.) Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. Liza Roos Lucy, President (570) 226-4571.

TEMPLE HESED, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA Rabbi Daniel Swartz. Shabbat Services Friday 8pm Interfaith and GLBT Families welcome. (570) 344-7201. ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church St, Hawley, PA (570) 226-2411. Pastor: Rev. Colleen Cox. Sunday Service of Holy Communion:

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

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• Corner wooded lot for sale 1838 Lakeview Dr. East, $3500 or best offer. Please call 908-581-0190 or email Editors note: look for their ad on our website at

• Chaise lounge Great condition $75 call/text 201-995-3037 Editors note: look for their ad on our website at

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




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

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

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

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

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

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


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All major credit cards accepted

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

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


Thank you!

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

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Graduate of Merryfield Academy of Animal Technicians

Ask for Lisa or John

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



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AMERICAN LEGION POST 807 MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of month, 7:00 p.m. Hamlin Sr Center. Seeking members and old friends.

Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery LLC 973-277-2615

FALL SPECIAL! Entire House Steam Cleaned FOR ONLY


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #7403 MEETING - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church Hall. US SCRANTON BASE OF THE US SUBMARINE VETERANS - 2nd Sat. of month, 11:00 a.m. at Marine League, 1340 Alder St., Scranton. Qualified Submarine Sailors (SS) are invited to join us as well as Submarine Tender Personnel as Associate Members. Edward J. Sparkowski (570) 698-7182.

Carley‛s Discount $tore

Many new discounted items! A little bit of EVERYTHING!!!! Hours: M-F 10-5PM Sat. & Sun. 10-2PM


1409 Rt. 507, Greentown, PA New & Lightly Used ~ Home Decor ~ Antiques ~ ~ Gifts ~ Jewelry ~ Women’s Accessories & Clothes Upscale Consigned Clothes for Women & much more! CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM!

Our Annual Victorian Winter Sale & Celebration is November 11th & 12th (We close for a week to prepare for this!)

With FREE Teflon Protection

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS WAYNE COUNTY CHAPTER #114 MEETINGS - 2nd Wednesday of month, 7:00 p.m. Cordaro’s Rest. Honesdale. John Miracle (570) 698-6816.

Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5 • 595 Easton Turnpike Hamlin, 500 feet north of Hamlin Corners • 570-689-4123

Allatto’s Painting

THRIFT SHOPPE - open 2nd & 4th Saturday of month at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hamlin, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sunshine Primitives offers Custom Painted Furniture also able to paint yours for you!

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All calls returned SAME DAY! Always on time! We get the job done from start to finish!

Serving The Hideout Community For Over 10 Years

CBS Construction, LLC ALL ASPECTS OF HOME REMODELING Specializing in Custom Tile Baths Check Our Facebook Page For Pics Of Completed Jobs & Inspiration! 570-352-5351 Fully Insured

Retired NYCMOS PA 025881



Fully Insured



ST. THOMAS MORE/ST. MARY’S FOOD PANTRY - open 2nd & 4th Wed. of every month. 9:30-11:00 a.m. HAMLIN FIRE & RESCUE BINGO - Every Sunday & Wednesday at Bingo Hall (behind Hamlin Fire & Rescue on the hill). Doors open 5:00 p.m. Games start 6:00 p.m. THE ROTARY CLUB OF HAMLIN/ Lake Ariel meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Bongo’s Roadhouse on Rte 191. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about Rotary. BREAKFAST BUFFET - October 8, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Lake Fire Station on Rte 191 in Lake Ariel. POLISH DINNER - Sat., October 14, 4:30 p.m. until sold out at the Ledgedale Fire Hall. $12 per plate. Pierogies, Halushki, Stuffed Cabbage and more. WAYNE COUNTY HEROIN PREVENTION TASK FORCE PUBLIC MEETING - Thurs., October 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Ariel Fire Company, Lake Ariel, PA. Come out for an education we all need to get! Guest Speaker Suzie Frisch. A great conversation on what is really here and destroying our families, even if it’s not at your table it is probably at your neighbors or extended family or friends. ALL YOU CAN EAT BAKED POTATO, CHILI & SOUP DINNER - Fri., October 20, 4:30-7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church, Lake Ariel. Proceeds will benefit St. Francis Commons Shelter for Homeless Veterans. (50% will go to St. Francis Commons Shelter, 50% will go to Parish). Free Will Offering. Dinner includes salad, bread, coffee, tea, beverages and dessert). Raffle Baskets. For info call the Parish Office at (570) 698-5584 or Bill Wagner, Chairman at (570) 698-9956.


• Antiques • Glassware • Jewelry • Man Cave Items • Furniture • One-of-a-kind handmade items from Artisans • PA handmade jewelry. LOTS OF NEW ITEMS COMING IN DAILY!!!! Sunshine Primitives Boutique on FACEBOOK!

Rt. 590 1 mile left out of the Main Gate OPEN: Friday - Sunday 10am to 5pm

ELITE HOME IMPROVEMENT, INC. Home Repairs & Maintenance Drywall Basements Windows & Doors

Bathrooms Plumbing Painting And much more ...



Phone: (570) 878-6945


POA Member

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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY A to Z Maintenance Page 7 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 18 All Trades Construction Services, Inc. Page 11 Allatto’s Painting Page 63 Allen Builders and Landscape Page 49 American Trades Master Home Impr. Page 49 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 22 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 48 Aurel’s TV & Appliances Page 10 Blooming Grove Sand & Gravel Page 62 Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 13 BTM Flooring Page 14 Bug E. Bug Pest Control Page 48 Camp Umpy’s Bagels & Stuff Page 21 Camp Umpy’s Laundromat Page 21 Canine Connection Page 62 Carey Construction Page 10 Carley’s Discount Store Page 63 Carman Electrical Svc., Inc. Page 6 CBS Construction, LLC. Page 63 Century 21 - Hamlin Office Page 49 CM’s Construction, Inc. Page 10 Cover All Painting Co. Page 23 Curt Putman’s Tree Service Page 19 Custom Choice Construction Page 22 D & D Landscaping & Seal Coating Page 62 Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery LLC Page 63 Driftwood Cove Marina Page 63 Duffy Plumbing Page 21 Elite Home Improvement, Inc. Page 63 ERA One Source Realty Page 7 ERA One Source Realty Page 46 Falcon Oil & Propane Page 14 Family First Vision Center Page 48 Forbes Pest Control Page 58 Freedom Boat Club Page 12 Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 48 Green Man Exterminator, LLC Page 58 H O Home Watch & Services, LLC Page 58 Heller’s Gas Page 23 Huckabee Plumbing Service Page 58

Integra Clean & Dry Page 15 Integra Clean & Dry Page 48 JT’s Painting & Contracting Page 22 Jake’s Carpet Page 14 James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Page 41 Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Page 58 JNJ Painting & More Page 26 John T. Bolles General Contracting Page 48 John’s Italian Restaurant Page 36 Kay’s Italian Restaurant Page 11 KELCLEAN Page 11 Kenneth Burger Contracting Page 12 Koberlein Septic Page 18 Lake Region Windows Page 48 Lakeside Home Rentals Page 63 Lamberton Sheds LLC Page 62 Liberty Restaurant Page 6 Lighthouse Harbor Marina Page 12 Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc. Page 58 Maiocco Excavating Inc. Page 18 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 26 Modern Hearing Aid Solutions Page 37 MRC Property Management Page 58 New Wave in Recreation LLC Page 58 Past Impressions Page 63 Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA Page 15 Pocono Construction Management, Inc. Page 24 Precision Tree Co. Page 58 Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services Page 58 RE/MAX BEST Page 2 Resnick’s Mattress Warehouse Page 26 Rock Solid Landscaping Page 63 Scotty’s Services Inc. Page 36 Select Handyman Page 23 Shingle Me Page 37 Spring Garden Chinese Buffet Page 3 St. Mary’s Villa Page 22 Sunshine Primitives Page 63 Telespond Senior Service, Inc. Page 18 The Roof Brothers, Inc. Page 23 Vonderhey Blacktop Co. Page 48

The Hideabout October 2017