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Life is better in a Gold Star Community


640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Coming in 2018 . . . The Hideout Realty Group

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1st Section

President and General Manager's Message Public Safety and Public Works Corner Environmental Corner Chairman's Message Registration Corner Food & Beverage Events  Employment Opportunities   Committee Minutes   RS&W Master Plan Update

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Table of Contents 2nd Section

Recreation Section Nubia Malkin Art Center Ski Hill News Hideout Discount Card Advertisers Western Wayne School District Minutes Salem and Lake Township Minutes Hideout Adult Bowling League Puzzle Page RS&W News

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Financials Local Happenings Area Worship Services Classifieds Advertisers' Directory

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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER 1200 Hamlin Highway, Rt. 590 Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Rt. 590 3/10 mile west of the Hideout Entrance • Free Wi-Fi to All Our Customers & Clients • Email: • Agents on duty 7 Day A Week

It is with great fondness that we pay tribute to the founder of our company, Betty Covey, who passed away in December. Betty's dedication to her family, friends, clients, and The Hideout Community which she loved so dearly, was unmatched. Her husband of 53 years, Bruce, and their children, Bruce Allen and wife Andrea, Audra and her husband Joe Borowski were the light of her life. She would burst with pride when speaking of her grandchildren Jordan Onder and husband, Marc; Joshua, Jacob, Conrad, Rebecca, Bryce, and Carilyn; a great-granddaughter, Claire. Her love of all children was boundless as she hosted hundreds of Hideout little ones at the parties every Halloween, Christmas, and Easter. Her generosity to the community was unsurpassed and she graciously helped all who asked whenever she could. The saying goes, "if you love what you do, then it's not work." Betty lived by this and was truly proud to represent and promote The Hideout, the community she called "home". She ranked among the top 2% of RE/MAX agents in the country, setting records and helping people along the way. Betty had a passion for life and went above and beyond in everything that she did. We can say that we are blessed to have had such a legendary, fearless leader. She was a mentor, a friend, and so much more. We will carry on Betty's enthusiasm and love for The Hideout Community. She will surely be missed, we are committed to carrying on her legacy and keeping the business that she created, "THE BEST"! Rest in Peace Betty Covey, we love you.

Tim and Heather Meagher Broker/Owner

Eileen Talalas

Harry Talalas

Philip Eckel

Heidi Sakacs

Linda Coccodrilli

Beth Hubbard

Dave Kovaleski

Dennis Barillo

Susan Hull

Donna Diaz

Maggie Morris

Donna Gardner

Maureen Mc Cleary

Tricia Zieger

Dakota Bonham



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Happy New Year! A new year and a new venture, The Hideout Reality Group! The Hideout Reality Group (HRG) will market and sell the Hideout’s single-family homes as well as empty lots. It is an opportunity to promote our wonderful community and directly relates to our mission: The mission of the Association is to maintain a Gold Star private four-season gated recreational community.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. Below is a detailed outline of the upcoming Hideout Realty Group’s business plan:

President’s Message

The HRG will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Association of Properties Owners of the Hideout. This means the POA will be the parent company of the HRG. The community will be able to control this corporation. The POA and HRG meetings will be simultaneous, so we will continue our efforts of transparency to the community members. It will also be included in our budget process. The HRG will have agents and a broker to help in our efforts to gain a competitive edge in this dynamic economy. As there could be potential numerous possibilities with this venture we must understand that it is also a new business, so we expect a few bumps in the road. For the longevity of the Hideout, we need to look for new opportunities to help support our mission. We would like to encourage the membership to participate and have active roles in this venture. Make sure you are signed up for the email blasts to receive current information and please join us for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thurs., February 15, 2018!

Hideout POA Board Of Directors Schedule Of Meetings - 2018 Draft

Sat., January 13, 2018 Fri., March 16, 2018 Sat., March 24, 2018 Fri., May 4, 2018 Sat., May 12, 2018 Fri., June 8, 2018 Sat., June 16, 2018 Fri., July 13, 2018 Sat., July 21, 2018 Sat., August 11, 2018 Fri., September 7, 2018 Sat., September 15, 2018 Sun., October 7, 2018 Fri., October 12, 2018 Fri., October 19, 2018 Fri., October 26, 2018 Fri., November 2, 2018 Fri., November 9, 2018 Sat., November 17, 2018 Sat., December 8, 2018 Sat., December 15, 2018 Updated 12/9/17

Workshop Meeting Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Meet The Candidates Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Annual Meeting Oper. Budget Review Oper. Budget Review Capital Budget Review Capital Budget Review Workshop Meeting Regular Meeting Community Budget Review Board 2019 Budget Vote

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Meet your 2018 Nominating Committee

General Manager’s Message EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Hideout is a private gated community located in Northeast Pennsylvania in the townships of Lake and Salem. The Hideout was incorporated in 1970 as a “not for profit” corporation under the name “Association of Property Owners of The Hideout, Inc.”

POA Company Summary

The Community is comprised of 3,352 single family homes across 2,700 acres. The Hideout has the following amenities: pristine 9-hole golf course, full-service Clubhouse, full-service Lodge with Tiki bar, full-service Pro Shop, 24-hour public safety patrols, ski hill, fitness center, art center, wood working center, two heated swimming pools, 10 tennis courts, five lakes and marina, two beaches, four playgrounds, three parks and 42 miles of paved roads. This is the largest private gated community in the state of Pennsylvania and the largest entity in Wayne County. The Hideout was started in 1970 by Boise Cascade and was turned over to the homeowners in 1980. The Hideout also has completed the process of trademarking and branding the logo as well as identifying words that describe The Hideout. The Hideout has made significant improvements over the years and the infrastructure is well maintained. Our audited Financial status is very acceptable with capital reserves at 55%. The current major infrastructure project, which is being completed by Roamingwood Sewer & Water, is an upgrade to all the water & sewer services, along with re-paving of all roads. The current equipment and buildings are in good working order and very adequate to run all the operations. The need for this arises from the fact that Boise Cascade, the original developer, had everything in house from sales to marketing, and once the Community was turned over it was left to the outside to fill these needs. Over the years the Community has gone through many changes, some of which have been very positive and need to be brought to light. The new real estate company will not only provide a service to the Community but also market the many offerings we have within the Community. The long-term goal is to improve what the image of The Hideout is.


The Hideout Reality Group focus will be to market and promote the Hideouts’ current single-family homes as well as available empty lots to outside customers, while promoting the amenities and everything that is offered within The Hideout as the place to live. This will tie directly to The Hideout mission statement which is the following:


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If you are interested in running for the 2018 Board of Directors seat, please contact Brooke Craven, Executive Assistant at (570) 698-4100 X109 or


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General Manager’s Message continued from page 3


The Hideout Reality Group is to become the “real estate company of choice” for all Hideout residents and prospective new members.


The objectives for The Hideout Reality Group will be as follows: • • • •

Create a robust marketing plan and focused branding of The Hideout. Improve the real estate values within the Community. Exceed customers’ expectations Continual long-term development of a real estate company to improve The Hideout and assign funds from the company to be used in future development of the Community.


The Hideout Reality Group will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Association of Property Owners of The Hideout, Inc. The Hideout General Manager and the Board of Directors will be the overall business management entity.

Products and Service

The Hideout Reality Group will offer the following services: - Full service focused real estate marketing and - Majority of Sales of all properties within the Hideout.

Market Analysis Summary

The Hideout is the largest entity within Wayne County and over the last few years experienced improved growth in single family home sales. You will see below the breakdown for the last few years of homes sales as well as total commissions.


The Hideout Reality Group will aggressively market for potential customers within the local area as well as a very targeted market within the Tri State Area. This will be done from a print ad stand point as well as a large push on the internet based marketing platforms.

Marketing Strategy

The Hideout General Manager will take an active role in the marketing of The Hideout Reality Group as well as the Community. This will be accomplished by capturing information from all non-members who use the facility. Data captured as they come through the gates will include name, address, and EMAIL address, since most of the marketing will be done on this platform. With this information we will send directed email blasts to all who have received information on the Community as well as showcase homes within the Community. In addition, all homes will be listed on the local MLS list.

Marketing Plan for The Hideout Reality Group

The plan to market The Hideout will be done the through the following process 1. We will obtain email addresses from visitors coming into our gate houses. This information will be then will loaded into our system and from there we will send emails about the Hideout and what we have to offer, amenities, homes for sale, upcoming events, etc. 2. We will use a digital platform from WNEP Channel 16 which will target market the segment that we will be focusing on, age from 28 to 55, income levels, likes. We will get detailed reports from 16 on usage to adjust the segment if need be. 3. Work with Mike Terranova to target both police and teachers unions to again target market these individuals who the original developers targeted for second homes. 4. List all homes on the MLS system

Total Home Sales in 2015 Number of Homes Average sales price Total commissions

183 $ 134,255 $  1,474,113

Total Home Sales in 2016 Number of Homes Average sales price Total Commissions Total Homes Sales in 2017 Number of Homes Average Sales Price Total Commissions

5. List all homes on the HRG website 6. List our homes in The Hideabout Newspaper

Competitive Edge 190 $ 115,500 $ 1,316,700 186 (thru 10/30/17) $ 132,097 $ 1,474,211

The Hideout will have a distinct competitive edge in that the initial agents will be residents. All net profits derived from sales will be used within The Hideout itself. Some external expenditures will be necessary; however, minimal money will be leaving the Community. This will provide an ongoing benefit to keep annual membership dues as stable as possible moving forward. Joe Acla

NOTE: The strategic long-term goal will be to make it profitable in three (3) years.

Come Join Us


Public Works Corner continued from page 5 • • • • •

at the Hideout Winter Sports Complex

if snow or ice from your vehicle strikes a vehicle or person and causes death or injury, you can be ticketed. Do not park or abandon your vehicle on snow emergency routes. Do not pass or get between trucks plowing in a plow line (several trucks plowing side by side). Make sure someone else knows where you are going and when you expect to arrive. In case you run into an emergency and need help, someone will know where to look for you. If you do become stranded, it's better to stay with your vehicle until help arrives. Run the engine every hour or so, but make sure the tailpipe is clear and keep the downwind window cracked open. Do not drink and drive, and always wear your seat belt.

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.




Environmental Corner

Happy New Year! I hope all of our members had a wonderful Christmas and holiday experience with family and friends. It feels to me like the pace of a year is actually completed within six months. Time truly waits for no one.

Grant Program After several unsuccessful attempts, I am very happy to inform our members that we recently received notification and approval for two grant applications. This notification of approval was certainly received as a pleasurable surprise and made for a wonderful holiday gift! The first grant application that we received approval for is the Act 13 Grant for storm water enhancement/management work. The grant amount awarded is $200,000. Shortly afterwards, we received notification on our Growing Greener Grant application for a proposed Phosphorus reduction system around Deerfield Lake. The grant amount awarded for this proposed project is $124,000. The combined total amount awarded for both grants is around $324,000. The challenge going forward will be to ensure that we develop a strategic project management plan in meeting all required mandates for the grant, especially time lines towards implementing the project. These grant funds will help offset some proposed costs to our budget and, in turn, offset overall costs to our community. Once again, special thanks to the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District and Princeton Hydro for their unwavering support to our efforts to improve water quality in our lakes, along with the Ariel Creek watershed in general.

Environmental Control Committee (ECC)

Just a reminder to our contractors regarding the placement of their construction trailers on-site during a permitted construction activity. Please review Board Motion below. 16-51 MOTION •

RESOLVED TO amend Motion 10-34 to include the following as paragraph two: Any licensed/registered equipment trailer with or without signage, owned by a contractor, actively performing work with a valid Hideout Building Permit, may leave the vehicle on site during the normal work week (Monday 7 AM to Friday 5 PM). Trailer should be parked as far back in the driveway as possible. All trailers must be removed for all Hideout recognized Holidays and weekends. All construction debris must be picked up and removed. Work must be performed in a continuous manner every day that the trailer is on the lot. A trailer cannot be left on the lot if contractor is working somewhere else. If project work is suspended on the lot during the week, trailer must be removed immediately. Non-compliance will result in a fine, and additional penalties for repeat offenses will be imposed up to and including loss of Hideout privileges. Motion made by John McNichol seconded by Arnie Milidantri passed 4-3, Marie Krauss, Richard Stracyznski and Fred Sakacs voted no.

Building Permits: please note that an “as-built” survey will be required in submitting a building permit application for a proposed new house, deck, garage, addition, shed and paved driveway. A survey plot plan denoting the dwelling as proposed is not an as-built survey. Please contact our office at Ext. 166 or 102, if you have any questions. When clearing snow from your driveway area, please DO NOT push/pile snow in the roadway.

We hope that our members and their guests will continue to enjoy our beautiful outdoor and other amenities here within the Hideout. Please contact us at Ext. 166 or 102 or stop by the POA office if you have any questions.

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Public Safety Corner This month I would like to talk about Microchipping your pet. The Hideout Public Safety Department utilizes the AVID MicroChip ID Scanner. This scanner enables the department to identify lost pets that have been injected with an ID Microchip. Injecting microchips into pets just below the skin in the neck area has become quite popular with pet owners and has provided an effective means of identifying lost pets and returning them to their owners. The Public Safety Department does not do the injecting of the microchip into pets, but we suggest you contact your veterinarian to have the procedure done. The maker of the microchip and the scanner supports a proprietary pet tracking database called PETtrac. When a chip is injected into the animal, the tag number is entered in the patient records at the veterinary clinic and is also recorded on a patient identification sheet that is forwarded to AVID. This information is registered in the database and used to return the animal to its owner. PETtrac is a global recovery network and it is backed by Veterinary Medical Associations across the United States. Scanners are in place in hospitals, shelters, animal control units, research

labs and emergency clinics nationwide. A web page is available to check the id number regarding found pets with a microchip. The microchip is a tiny computer chip that has an identification number programmed into it. This microchip is encapsulated within biocompatible material. The whole device is small enough to fit into a hypodermic needle and can be simply injected under the skin of a pet where it will stay for the life of the animal. This provides a permanent positive identification that cannot be lost, altered or intentionally removed. It is a safe, simple and inexpensive way to protect your pet against loss or theft. In the first five years of the Animal Identification System, the Microchip reunited more than 75,000 pets with their families. Along with suggesting that all pet owners should take advantage of this technology, we are also requesting that all pet owners in the Hideout register their pets with the Registration Department at the POA Administration Building.


Public Works Corner

This winter has been off to a rough start. It’s definitely not like the warm beginnings to winter that have blessed the region over the last two years. Seems like we are back to routine weather conditions. Salt treatments are a vital key in removing trace amounts of snow and ice off the roads. The antiskid that is mixed with the rock salt also assists in traction for vehicles. Just like the ice melt you treat your walkway with or the windshield fluid put into the car, there is a temperature threshold for the material. When temps drop into the teens and below, the ability for the road salt to melt the snow is reduced. A pound of salt takes five times longer to melt the same amount of ice or snow at 20 degrees as opposed to 30 degrees. Higher temps, radiant heat from the sun, and friction from cars compacting the snow assist with the melting. Overnight road conditions may be rough until warmer temps and the presence of the sun arrive the following day after a storm to assist with the de-icing process. A treatment before or at the beginning of a storm via brine or salt allows for the application to begin melting the snow that is touching the road. This process creates a thin film of water for better snow removal. So, the slushy mess you see on roads is part of the process. After plowing, another treatment of salt and cinder may be applied until conditions are satisfactory. Safe Driving Tips from PennDot: • Carry a winter emergency travel kit. • Listen to weather and travel advisories, but if you don't have to travel in bad weather, don't. • Keep your gas tank at least half full. • Slow down and increase following distance. • Avoid sudden stops and starts. • Beware of roads that may look wet, but are actually frozen, often referred to as "black ice." • Use extra caution on bridges and ramps, where ice can often form without warning. • Carry a cellphone. • Do not use cruise control while driving on snow-covered roads. • State law requires you to turn on your headlights when your wipers are on. • Use your low beams in particularly bad weather, especially in cases of heavy or blowing snow. • Remove ice and snow from windows, mirrors and all vehicle lights before you drive and as often as needed. • Remove snow and ice from the hood and roof of your vehicle. State law states that continued on page 4


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Chairman's Message

Registration Corner

*** HAPPY NEW YEAR *** May you be blessed with Peace, Wealth, and much Happiness!

Well, 2017 is now an item for the history books. The happenings around the world, and within our own country, have certainly kept us in a stance between disbelief & bewilderment. A person certainly must wonder where are we headed as a country and a leader in the world organization. In comparison, The Hideout Board of Directors and the POA Management Team, always diligently working in the background, achieved several very positive accomplishments. * The Community PRIDE Program, “I LOVE the HIDEOUT” was well received with numerous shirts seen around the campus. * Our children’s safety was enhanced with an additional school bus stop located in the North Section. Increased safety and far less congestion than at the former mailbox site. * An Employee Recognition Program has been established and moving forward to acknowledge our dedicated staff for all they do each day. Next steps will be monthly and peer nominations. * The Request For Proposal & Bid Processes were reviewed and augmented as needed to ensure best overall value of any purchased equipment or services. This included an expansion of our supplier base. * The Wildlife Management Project had its start and is now supported by its own Committee. * Committee Chairpersons were recognized at an October 7 Luncheon. Their contributions of time and talent, along with all the committee members, are valued assets to the Hideout. * Our Budget Process advanced again to an even more professional level with all managers taking responsibility for their respective finance worksheets. The best overall submission to date! * The Customer Service Training process was completed by employees having daily member contact. Our Members should always be treated with courtesy and professional service. * Employee Performance Appraisal process is fully documented with specific details and development plans. Our employees are another irreplaceable asset. * The Board of Directors adopted the Community Associates Institutes “Code of Ethics.” This document provides the basic framework of ethical standards that Hideout Members can expect from the Board. So, the POA has experienced its own amazing year in improving The Hideout experience for all members. That is the exact Goal: to develop The Hideout as the place you want to live, raise your children, enjoy life, and be able to say it was your best decision to join the Community. In closing, please become involved in the Hideout. Join a committee, read the monthly Hideabout, search the POA website or attend Board meetings. The more you know, the better the Hideout becomes!





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Another year has come and gone and a brand new year is just beginning!! The annual Hideout Amenity Assessment will be mailed out to our membership the second week in January. Please take the time to read the enclosed material, which will give you options on receiving your stickers and various payment options. We encourage our membership to take advantage of our on-line payment option; as well as our mail in/mail out program for receiving your stickers. All members must complete the 2018 Membership Information form. A valid 2018 vehicle registration, along with college student ID’s must be submitted before we can mail back your stickers. Revalidation starts in January, upon receiving your statement; and continues to the end of March. Payment must be received or postmarked no later than March 31. Although we enjoy seeing our membership at this time of year, we urge you to utilize our on-line payment and mail in/mail out program to alleviate waiting in line. If you choose to visit with us, please be prepared. Please have your completed membership form filled out, have your vehicle registrations, college student ID’s and permanent vehicle registrations for your guests with you to expedite our service to you. The Registration Department thanks you for your anticipated cooperation, and we look forward to fulfilling your revalidation needs.


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


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CELEBRATING 28 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE HIDEOUT Don’t let your vacation home turn into a weekend job.

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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

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

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• 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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Food and Beverage News and Upcoming Events The Hideout Clubhouse SUNDAY FOOTBALL SPECIALS Pick Your Line Up Beer Flight Special $6

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

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.


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

Clubhouse Events (570) 630-3700, ext. 151

Mon., January 1 Clubhouse Hours Noon-9:00 p.m. Fri., January 5, DJ Billy 9:00-11:00 p.m. Sat., January 13 - Jimmy Brown Duo 7:00-11:00 p.m. Fri., January 19 - DJ MacGyver 8:00 p.m.-Midnight Sat., January 20 - Paint Night 5:30-8:00 p.m. Fri., January 26 - Tom Riccobono, 8:00 p.m.-Midnight Sat., January 27 - DJ Nicole 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Main Lodge Events (570) 630-3700, ext. 151 Mon., January 1 - New Year’s Day Brunch 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Sat., January 13 - Murder Mystery 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sun., January 14 - Night at the Races 6:30 p.m.

2018 Hideout Discount Card for January $1 off a combo at the Ski Haus Snack Shop SKI HAUS REGULAR HOURS Friday 5:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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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


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Prevent Low Back Pain Injuries While Shoveling Snow By: Bernard J. Povanda, PT, COMT, Direct Access Certified As the beautiful snow falls across Wayne County, it is important to remember that snow shoveling is one of the more common causes of back injuries during the winter months. However, this type of injury can be prevented if you know the best ways to remove snow without straining the back. The following snow removal tips can help you to avoid low back injuries and pain during the snowy winter season. Warm Up Your Muscles: Cold, tight muscles are more prone to injury than warmed up, flexible muscles. Warming up for five to ten minutes before shoveling or doing any strenuous activity. Get blood moving with a brisk walk or even marching in place. Then stretch your lower back and hamstrings (the large muscles in the back of the thigh) with some gentle stretching exercises. Stretch your arms and shoulders by wrapping your arms around your body for 30-60 seconds.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


The HASG was formed in 1980 to provide an opportunity for Hideout members, including renters, age 40 and over, to meet with and socialize with other members of our community. If you enjoy meeting new friends, socializing with old friends and like to party, then the H.A.S.G. is for you. Typical events include dinner dances, picnics, luaus, a “social” golf league, local outings, travel and anything else you can think of that involves socializing, dining and just generally having a great time with wonderful friends new and old. The HASG meets the second Thursday of each month (except December) at 1:00 p.m. at the Lodge. Refreshments are always served. All interested Hideout members are welcome to attend our meetings. Let us know you’re coming and a member of our Welcoming Committee will greet you. For more information please contact Katie Lane (570) 698-5499,


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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



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

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Hideout Committee Volunteers Committees are an important part of our association operations. Committee members help keep our community vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save the association thousands of dollars each year.

The association just wouldn’t be what it is without our active and effective committees. They deserve our sincerest thanks. However, to be successful, our association needs to cultivate fresh ideas and encourage additional resident involvement in our committees; so, we’d like your help on one of our committees. Committees give the Board a way to gather information, offer new ideas and opinions and provide a training ground for future Board members. All committees are advisory to the Board unless given specific decision-making authority by the Board or our Governing Documents. Each committee has a goal and mission statement to help it succeed as a community resource.

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Standing committees, such as Clubhouse/Lodge and Recreation, are ongoing and have members who have expertise with a specific area within our community. These committees generally make recommendations to the Board pertaining to the specific area.

Ad-hoc committees are established by the Board as needed for specific projects and tasks. When the task is complete, the committee is disbanded.

So, if you’re thinking about running for the Board and want to learn a little more about the association operations first, or if you’re interested in helping improve your community or just want to get out and meet neighbors, we would be thrilled to talk to you about our committees and how you might be able to help. Applications are available at the POA office and feel free to contact any member of the Board or the Community Manager for more information.

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

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Public Works Committee Draft Meeting Minutes - 10/11/17

Call to Order-Robert Brinsfield-Facilities Manager-9:00 AM. Pledge of Allegiance Present: Robert Brinsfield-Facilities Manager, Bill Fentress-Chairman, Robert Addieg, Richard Maxwell, Karl Englert, Laura Rusnak, Andy Vuolo, Excused: Peter Boyer Guest: Barry Neiss-Vice President. Minutes from September 13, 2017 were reviewed. There being no comments or corrections: Motion to accept by Bill Fentress. Second by Robert Addieg. All in Favor. Discussion: Three crimson king maples will be planted at the Stock Farm entrance. Thank you to the Garden Club and Paul Ratcliffe for their input. The Dog Park entrance is in the work order system and will be addressed. The Woodworkers slop sink needed the faucet repaired, which is in the work order system. The Woodworkers also requested that the lines in the parking lot be repainted. Also, is it possible to place boulders at the edge of the lot to prevent cars from going over the edge. Woodworkers sign will be moved to where they want it. There still is the need for some trees to be trimmed. There is a concern with security at the building. They were requesting the IT person move the panel to the outside of the door to use a key pad. They want to be able track who is in the shop. An entrance pad similar to what is at Recreation would work. The storage room has a light in it that sometimes stays on all the time. Is it possible to move the switch to the outside? Or maybe a motion light. The Woodworkers made thirty (30) wooden brush holders for the Art Center. New boxes for the Extras are going to completed as soon as materials arrive. The Woodworkers are also waiting to hear how many new picnic tables they are going to be making. There is a need for three more signs for the Walking Trail. OSC bathrooms are under discussion with the LRP Committee. The docks will be taken out shortly and stored for winter. The Marina parking lot received a facelift, by crack sealing, tar & chipping, then placing an emulsion layer on top. The process of winterizing bathrooms will begin the last week of the month. The last bathroom to be winterized will be at the Campground. The condition of the entrance to either side of the Community from Avoy Road is up to the Township on when it will be finished. We will try to reach out to Penn Dot and see if we can get a finish date. Lakeview Drive West will have temporary patching only. Paving should be completed by July, 2018. There is a dust problem. It is not being watered down like it was supposed to be. The Chairman will mention it to RS&W. The bathroom lock at the Golf Course Hole #4 needs to be changed. People keep getting locked out. The Brooks Lake dredging project when completed, will have an area for picnic tables to sit and enjoy the Lake. Andy Vuolo and Rich Maxwell completed the application to be on the Committee again. Motion to select a new Chairman: Bill Fentress. Motion by Andy Vuolo. Second Robert Addieg. All in favor. Motion to adjourn: 9:45 AM. Motion by Laura Rusnak. Second Robert Addieg. Next Meeting: December 13, 2017, 9:00 AM.

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Long Range Planning Committee Draft Meeting Minutes - 10/21/17

Call to Order-10:00 am - Robert Brinsfield – Facilities Manager. Pledge of Allegiance Present: Sharon Spiese, Barbara White, Walter Budda, Larry Holmes, John McNichol, Mike Seiden, Peter Boyer, Virginia Sabia, Marie Krauss - Board Liaison. Excused: Kristen Victory. Motion to accept the Draft of Minutes from the September 9, 2017 meeting for approval. Motion to accept minutes made by Barbara White. Second by Peter Boyer. All in favor. Discussion: First order of business is to elect a new Chairperson. Motion to elect Peter Boyer as Chairperson. Motion by Mike Seiden. Second by Larry Holmes. All in favor Tiki Bar - Robert showed plans from 2016 by Baldoni Construction for the expansion of the deck by 25 ½ ft. Consider the expansion of the deck and the Tiki Bar. There may be a separate opportunity to expand the deck in lieu of extensive construction costs. An architect would need to be consulted to confirm potential plans. There are beams under the deck that aren’t going to last. This would be a good time to extend the deck. There was a brief discussion of putting in a splash park. Location to be determined. The main objective for the Lodge should be to get a realistic plan, so we can go in stages. Once again Robert asked everyone to put down where they want the Hideout to be in twenty years. In regards to amenities and improvements to existing amenities. Motion to adjourn: Michael Seiden 11:10 am. Motion by Peter Boyer. Second John McNichol. Next meeting: December 16, 2017 at 10:00 am.

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Environmental Control Committee Draft Minutes of Meeting - 11/9/17

Call to Order at 10:00AM Pledge of Allegiance Present: Bill Fentress, Paul Spiese, Andy Vuolo, Larry Lieberher, John Gigliotti, LEP Manager and Francine Spinelli, LEP Administrative Assistant Excused: Lou Delli Santi Motion to approve the meeting minutes of October 26, 2017, by: Paul Spiese Seconded by: Andy Vuolo. All in favor Permits issued by ECC Secretary since the October 26 meeting. Permits for Review: Lot/Street Type Owner Repeat Reason Contractor Yes No 59 Parkwood  Deck Russiello / Crapanzano Approved   John Bolles 975 Forest Shed Storm  Approved  Lamberton 1026 Brentwood Propane  Sarkarla  Approved  Ron Barillo   Locklins 1840 Lakeview  Propane   Koval  Approved  Hellers 1872 Windemere Shed  Lowman  Approved  Lamberton 1946 Glenwood Propane  Kamal   Approved  Hellers 2121 Lakeview Propane  Dey   Approved   Select Renovations   Locklins 2846 Rockway Shed    Myrlak   Approved B&B Structures 4322 N. Fairway  Propane    Aragona    Approved Locklin’s Both Larry Lieberher and Andy Vuolo will be excused for the November 22 meeting. After this date, the next meeting will be held on Friday, December 8 at 9:00AM. Review/Discussion: Variance Request for Garage that would be 5 feet over the setback. Adjoining property owners were notified. One property owner has not responded and the other is not in favor. It was decided that the property owner move the proposed garage in the back of the home off the easement/setbacks. Motion to adjourn: Paul Spiese. Seconded by: Larry Lieberher. All in favor Meeting adjourned at: 10:50AM


Environmental Control Committee Draft Minutes of Meeting - 11/22/17 Call to Order at 10:05AM. Pledge of Allegiance Present: Paul Spiese, Lou Delli Santi, Board Liaison, John Gigliotti, LEP Manager and Francine Spinelli, LEP Administrative Assistant Excused: Andy Vuolo and Larry Lieberher Motion to approve the meeting minutes of November 9, 2017 by: Paul Spiese Seconded by: Lou Delli Santi. All in favor Permits issued by ECC Secretary since the November 9 meeting. Permits for Review: Lot/Street Type Owner Repeat Reason Contractor Yes No 558 Lakeview Major Landscape Compton NoTabled for more info. Grassie & Sons 558 Lakeview Driveway & Retaining Wall Compton No Tabled for more info. Grassie & Sons 775 Deerfield Propane Karamehmetoglu Yes Locklin’s 833 Wildwood Propane Brevet Yes Locklin’s 849 Deerfield Parking Pad Kosinski Yes Brother’s 849 Deerfield Propane Kosinski Yes Locklin’s 1317 Lakeview New Home Agostino No Preliminary Review Brother’s Yes Seeley’s Marina 2064 Lakeview Dock Replacement Wolf 2614 Boulder Propane Camunas Yes Heller’s Howe Yes Sollenne Homes 2931 S. Fairway Home Addition 2994 Navaho Propane Tank Replacement Lieberher Yes Heller’s 3411 Farwood Propane Valley Yes Locklin’s 3656 Hemlock Propane Smith Yes Amerigas 3694 Hidden Home Addition Sarwan Yes Brother’s 3903 Navaho Propane – Add & Replace Miller Yes Heller’s Review/Discussion: The next meeting dates will be: Friday, December 8 at 9:00AM and Thursday, December 21 at 10:00AM. Motion to adjourn: Paul Spiese. Seconded by: Lou DelliSanti. All in favor Meeting adjourned at: 11:15AM


2018 Draft Board Budget Vote Meeting Minutes - 12/16/17 Call to Order: 8:00 AM. Quorum: Yes. Pledge of Allegiance 1. Budget Approval 17-67 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2018 Annual Assessment of $1,240.00 will be charged to each lot to be used for Operating Expenses. A 1.25% per month simple interest late charge will be levied against charges owed after March 31, 2018. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Marie Krauss and passed 6-1. Barry Neiss voted no. 17-68 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2018 Capital Reserves Assessment of $355.00 will be charged each lot to be used for the Capital Reserve Fund. A 1.25% per month simple interest late charge will be levied against charges owed after March 31, 2018. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Kellyn Nolan and passed 6-1. Barry Neiss voted no. 17-69 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2018 New Capital Reserve Assessment of $100.00 will be charged to each lot to be used for the New Capital Reserve Fund. A 1.25% per month simple interest late charge will be levied against charges owed after March 31, 2018. Motion made by Marie Krauss, seconded by Richard Straczynski and passed 5-2. Barry Neiss and Lou Delli Santi voted no. 17-70 MOTION RESOLVED THAT the 2018 Dues payments paid by credit cards and debit cards will be charged an additional $50.00 processing fee. Motion made by Barry Neiss, seconded by Lou Delli Santi and passed 7-0. Director, Restaino, asked if the above motion is standard practice. Financial Manager stated it is. President asked if the Association is charged a fee for debit cards. Financial Manager explained there is a fee for both. 17-71 MOTION RESOLVED THAT a minimum $250 charge may be imposed for cost of collections, on all accounts that remain delinquent for more than 90 days. Attorney fees may be imposed together with all actual costs incurred on all delinquent accounts, in accordance with the authority provided within the Declaration of Protective Covenants. Motion made by Barry Neiss, seconded by Kellyn Nolan and passed 7-0. 17-72 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT all dues and assessments, including the reserves and annual assessments are due and payable March 1, 2018. Further, all amounts unpaid shall be considered delinquent after March 31, 2018, and subject to legal action. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0. 17-73 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT as required by Article IX, Section 5 of the Association Bylaws, the Board of Directors hereby approve the 2018 Budget. Motion made by Richard Straczynski, seconded by Jerry Restaino and passed 6-1. Barry Neiss voted no. 2. Board of Directors Comments: None 3. Old Business: None 4. New Business: None 5. Vote to adjourn 2018 Board Budget Vote meeting. Motion made by Kellyn Nolan, seconded by Barry Neiss and passed 7-0. Adjournment: 8:10 am Respectfully Submitted, Brooke Craven Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary


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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association Master Plan Update

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

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There are a few houses still in need of an initial inspection, if you have not met with one of our inspectors to review the project compliances and what your home requires, it is urgent that you please call the Project Management Office to schedule an appointment. Additionally, some houses that have been inspected, have not had the control box installed, RS&W Project Management Office has contacted every homeowner we have on record, if you are a new homeowner and/or you are not certain if your home has been fitted with a control panel, please call the Project Management Office at (570) 698-6162 Option #2 to schedule an appointment for your house.

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

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


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is celebrated annually on the third Monday of January. The day commemorates and celebrates the life of the esteemed civil rights leader who was tragically assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. Dr. King championed racial justice and equality, inspiring others in his moving species and leading by example while promoting nonviolent resistance. Dr. King was not afraid to sacrifice his own freedom in an effort to secure freedoms for others, going to jail 29 times on charges related to his work as a civil rights leader. After Dr. King’s death, U.S. Congressmen John Conyers (D-MI) and Edward Brooke (R-MA) introduced a bill to make the famed orator’s birthday a national holiday. But holidays honoring private citizens such as Dr. King contradicted a longstanding tradition, and the bill failed to pass when it was first up for vote in 1979. Despite opposition from prominent politicians, including North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, who opposed naming a federal holiday after Dr. King because of the latter’s opposition to the Vietnam War, the bill was eventually signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is now observed in all 50 states.

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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.

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Hideout Photo Contest Details on page 6

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

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

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 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

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 New Year’s Day Recreation Office Open 12:00-5:00 p.m.  New Year’s Day Arcade/Game Room 12:00-5:00 p.m.  New Year’s Day Fitness Center Open 12:00-5:00 p.m.  Indoor Sports Complex Open Noon-5:00 p.m.   Indoor Pickleball League 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. RSC (Wkly)  Open Play Pickleball 1:00-4:00 p.m. RSC Ind. Crts (Wkly Tues., Fri.)  Walking for Wellness 8:00-9:00 a.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (Wkly  Mon.-Fri.)  Tone & Condition w/Ellie 9:00-9:45 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Rm  (Weekly M,W,F)  Walking for Wellness 4:00-5:00 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (Wkly  M, W, F)  Cross Country Ski Club 10:00 a.m. at RSC Recreation Office,    weather permitting (Weekly)  Crafters 1:00 p.m. at Quilters Room (Weekly)  Mohegan Sun Bus Trip - Leaves Art Center 10:00 a.m., departs  Mohegan 4:30 p.m.  Sports Night, Youth ages 5-7 years old 5:00-6:00 p.m.; Pre-teen/  Sports Night, ages 8-12 years old 6:00-7:00 p.m., Teen ages 13  and up 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Wkly)  Pool / Billiards League 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the RSC Gameroom (Wkly)  Winter Games at the Mountain - Ski Hill 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Wkly) Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at RSC (Wkly)  Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at RSC (Wkly)  Pool / Billiards League 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the RSC Gameroom (Wkly)  Indoor Shuffleboard Program at RSC (Wkly)  Night at the Races 6:30 p.m. at the Main Lodge  Family Open Gym 2:00-3:30 p.m.  Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday

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

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

Family Bingo - Thurs., February 22, 7:00 p.m. at the RSC Multi-purpose room. Cost $1.00 per card. Valid Amenity badge required. Family Open Gym - Thurs., February 22, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. Must have sneakers, no boots allowed on the tennis courts. Bring valid amenity badge, free. Winter Carnival - at the Ski Hill on Sat., February 24. The Fitness Center Schedule Sunday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday 7:00-7:00 p.m. Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Opening at 12:00 p.m. on January 1 The RSC Arcade/Game Room Monday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Tuesday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m. Opening at 12:00 p.m. on January 1 Recreation Office - (570) 630-3733 Open Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Opening at 12:00 p.m. on January 1 Like / Follow us on Social Media for daily updates! • Facebook – Hideout Property Owners Association • Twitter - @hideoutrec • Instagram - @hideoutrecreation Amenity badges are required for all programs; guests are also welcome with a valid guest badge. Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the 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 - until 11/7

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

Wednesday 9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie 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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Boat Storage Facilities at the Hideout NON-POWER BOAT STORAGE - All members with boats stored in our nonpower storage areas must pay for their storage area by the deadline of April 30. This can be done in person at the Recreation Department, by mail or over the phone with a credit card. If payment is received by April 15, the Recreation Department will put your storage sticker on your boat for your convenience; otherwise you can pick up your sticker at the RSC. If payment is not received by the deadline your boat will be subject to removal and your space given to the next person on the wait list. See fee schedule for non-power boat storage fee. Anyone interested in storing a boat at one of the areas must check at the Recreation Office for availability and will be put on the wait list. Storage areas are located at Deerfield Park, Brooks Lake, Getaway Park, and Holiday Park.

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

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TENNIS in The Hideout

Clinics Reservations are made through the Recreation Office (570) 630-3733. Players must remain within the appropriate levels determined by the Tennis Pro. Reservations may only be made one day in advance. The clinics are for Adults only, with the exception on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. The Juniors Sunday Clinic at 11:00 has several levels of play that will alternate on a weekly basis. All Clinics are given at the RSC Courts. Payment can be made at the Recreation Office and clinics should be prepaid. Outdoor clinics are $12.00 for Members and $15.00 for Guests. Indoor clinics are $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Guests. Anyone reserving a clinic and not attending will be charged the full rate if the reservation is not cancelled two office hours before the scheduled start time. Clinic Times Adult Beginner / Adv. Beginner Saturday (alternating levels) 1:00-2:00 p.m. Men’s Adv. Intermediate Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m. Adult Advanced Saturday 3:00-4:00 p.m. Women’s Adv. Intermediate Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m. Juniors (Children ages 8-17) Sunday (alternating levels) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Intermediate I & II Sunday 1:00-2:00 p.m. Private Lessons Reservations for weekend private lessons can be made through the Recreation Office. Private lessons may be made one (1) week in advance. Weekday lessons must be made directly with the Tennis Professional. Private Lessons are one (1) hour and are $40.00 Members and $45.00 Guests and paid directly to the Tennis Pro. Indoor Court fees for lessons are to be paid at the Recreation Office. Guests are permitted to take lessons only if space is available. Anyone reserving a private lesson and not attending will be charged the full rate if the reservation is not cancelled one day in advance. Fall Private Lesson Availabilities are Saturday Private Lessons: 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Sunday Private Lessons: 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Indoor Tennis Reservations Reservations can be made one day in advance only. One (1) court hour may be reserved per lot, per day. The prices for summer court hours are $25.00 per hour for Members and $30.00 per hour for Guests. A guest may not make a court reservation. Payment must be made at the time of reservation.


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!



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FITNESS CENTER CLASS SCHEDULE Classes are held in the Aerobic Room

January 2018




Wednesdays Thursdays


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

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

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

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

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

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

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Bodies In Motion


Please check our Fitness Center brochure for more information Any questions, please call the Fitness Center 570-698-4100, ext. 165 or direct to 570630-3735

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 played with a whiffle ball on what can be compared to a mini tennis court. The game is designed for players of all ages and skill levels, making it the perfect family sport. Since its creation pickleball has swept the nation gaining popularity in communities in the southern states, in schools, and in recreational clubs. Veterans and new players are all welcome to join. Paddles are provided by Recreation for those who do not have their own equipment. Stop by on either of those days to get some exercise and learn one of the fastest growing sports in America.

RSC Indoor Court Schedule –January 2018 Sundays Mondays



Thursdays Fridays


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Events will be posted in THE HIDEABOUT EXTRA

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Nubia Malkin Art Center


By Sarah Blanche Brinsfield, Art Center Coordinator

ART JOKE: Did you hear about the painter’s messy house? (answer below) A very Happy New Year from the Staff at the Nubia Malkin Art Center! This year, we will be introducing some exciting classes, for both children and adults! We will be continuing with our highly-popular Story/Explory Time, every Saturday at 10:15 a.m. SHARP, and have moved our Studio-Art-Walk-In Class to every Friday from Noon-2:00 p.m. Our monthly Children’s Craft Day Program has been expanded and now we have crafts available any time that we are open! We’ve added some Pop-up Classes, New Ceramic Inventory, and I have personally added books to our Free Art Library with over one hundred Art/Design/Craft Books for you to reference! 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 January is as follows: 1/6-Katy & The Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton. Katy is a big red tractor, but can she be a plow and handle the Big Snow? Paint a ceramic bulldozer or choose your own piece! 1/13-All by Myself by Mercer Mayer. Little Critter loves doing things All By Himself! Let’s show Mom and Dad how well you can paint, all by yourself! (price depends on piece chosen.) 1/20-The Pokey Little Puppy’s Wonderful Winter Day. Let’s paint some snowflakes on ceramic tiles! We will then fire them in our kiln and make them last forever! $8.00. 1/27- Plant Pet by Elise PrimaVera. Don’t miss this Art Center Favorite! We learn all about what plants need in order to live, and then we plant our very own pet to take home! ($4.00). PHOTO CLUB Meeting, Fri., January 5, 3:005:00 p.m. The Newly Reorganized Photo Club is looking for New Members! Wont you please join us? January’s Photo Critique Assignment is Joy and Orange. Submit two photos to Sarah Blanche at by January 3 to participate in the Friday Critique. HAA Meeting, Wed., January 10, 2:00 p.m. at the Nubia Malkin Art Center. The HAA will be holding its’ monthly meeting. We are looking to build membership, presence, and participation within our community, by cultivating The Arts around us. We

look forward to seeing you there! PHOTO CLUB Lessons: Fri., January 19, 3:00 p.m. Won’t you join us as we explore Masters of Photography DVD’s and learn from 12 National Geographic Photographers! We will also explore the Fundamentals of Photography starting with Making Great Pictures and Camera Equipment – What you Need. Beginners Welcome! We also have a group that get together and work on Stained Glass projects on Sign-up for the FLIPPED Wednesday evening’s that would love some Class to make your own additional members. If you are interested in jewelry holder! taking a class to become certified to work in our Stained Glass Room, please contact Sarah Blanche Brinsfield at (570) 698-4100 X 164. Our next Stained Glass Class will be Sat., February 24 at 1:00 p.m. and is $20. RSVP Required. *NEW DATE* FLIPPED! SAT., January 20, 6:00 p.m. Don’t flip-out! Get Flipped! This Super-Fun Event is sure to keep you on your toes! Andrea and Sarah Blanche will be teaching us how to refurbish or “UpCycle” old Picture Frames into amazing Jewelry Displays for you to take home! In addition, we will be using Sloan Chalk Paint to Refurbish a desk at the Art Center. Woodworkers - Don’t miss this chance to learn how to finish your beautiful projects! Call to reserve a spot. ($25 Frame + Demo). Just a quick heads-up! Valentine’s Day Reservations are now being taken for Wed., February 14, at 6:00 p.m. for our 3rd Annual Ceramic Paint & Sip by Candlelight! Enjoy a romantic night with your sweetie while sipping on wine during this B.Y.O.B. event. You only pay the price of the ceramic piece. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served while you paint something special with your someone special. The best part is, once your piece is glazed and fired, it will last forever, just like your love. All pieces will be food safe, dishwasher, and microwave safe! You can even bake in them! Space is limited for this special event so call and reserve your spot today! ART JOKE ANSWER: It was a work-in-progress! As always, if you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact the Art Center Coordinator, Sarah Blanche Brinsfield at sbrinsfield@thehideout. us or call (570) 698-4100 X164. Now get out there and Art the World!

Making Family Memories

Holiday Spoon Rests

It’s Story Time!

Paint a Ceramic Christmas Tree



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

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

Adult Member Day $16.00 Night $12.00 Combo $20.00

Child Member $11.00 $ 8.00 $15.00

Adult Guest $20.00 $16.00 $24.00

Child Guest $15.00 $12.00 $19.00

Ski Rentals (Rentals are full sets only)

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Hideout SKI HILL

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

Ski HillWeather Snack Shop Permitting Friday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Adult $23.00 $21.00 $32.00

Day Night Combo

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

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

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

January 15 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

February 23-24 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. February 25- 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Snow Tubing

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

Ice Skating

Same operating hours as the Ski Hill (weather permitting)

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

Member $16.00 $26.00 $41.00 $36.00

If a student has any physical or learning disability, please notify the ski school desk so we can accommodate.

January 14 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

February 18-22 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Season Pass

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

Guest $18.00 $31.00 $46.00 $41.00

Lessons must be booked in person on that day. First come first served basis No advance reservation will be accepted

January 13 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

February 17 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

(any session) (any session)

Hideout Ski/Snowboard School Lesson Sessions

January 12 - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

February 16 - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$26.00 $21.00

Ski School Lessons

Martin Luther King Weekend

Presidents’ Week

Child $16.00 $13.00 $25.00

Snowboard Rentals

Adult Child

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

Cross Country Ski Rentals

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

Adult $9.00 $19.00

Child $7.00 $15.00

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Santa 5K Walk/Run



Seasonable weather added a nice touch to The Hideout’s second 5k. Light flurries had participants walking in a winter wonderland and dashing through the snow on their way back to The Clubhouse. Everyone trudged their way back to the finish line and hoofed it into The Clubhouse to enjoy the warmth and some post-race carbs. 1. Linda McMahon: 35:25 4. Yvonne Russo: 53:29 7. Heather Hanlon: 1:04.23 2. Brent Eelman: 41:39 5. Richard Palk: 57:52 8. Jim McMahon: 1:22.14 3. Damien Russo: 53:28 6. Marilyn Palk: 57:52 9. Linda Henderson: 1:44.42

Ping Pong Tournament The RSC Multi-Purpose Room, transformed into its own little ping-pong arena welcomed 10 participants for the annual Thanksgiving week tournament. Four players faced an extra play in round onewhere Matt took down Jake M. 21-5, and Alex beat Nicholas 21-5. In the second round tournament, regular Dan defeated Ted E. 21-7, Matt continued on over Daniel L. 21-6, Alex came out ahead of Tom 21-11, and Dan, also a tournament regular, was victorious over Jack 21-13. Bob and Dan set themselves up for semi-final match against each other after Dan triumphed over Matt 21-7, and Bob bounced Alex into the loser bracket with a score of 21-13. Dan Pettigrew and Bob Bryden, each in their 70s (sorry Dan, Bob wanted me to mention this since you two beat all the young guns) were set for a match that was all too familiar. Many times in the past Dan and Bob would battle it out for the championship. This time Bob would force Dan to fight his way through the elimination bracket in order to have a chance at the Championship match. Dan, who is no stranger to a challenge, took his next match by storm and eliminated Matt 21-9. With the stands full of cheering fans, the Championship match was underway. Bob would chuck as much topspin as he could at Dan, but Dan would send it right back. After an entertaining match Bob Bryden came out on top of Dan Pettigrew by a score of 21-14.

Bowl games and New Year’s Day New Year’s Day is rife with tradition. Perhaps no such tradition is more exciting for fans of college football than the handful of New Year’s Day bowl games featuring some of the sport’s best teams. New Year’s Day bowl games can trace their origins back to the 19th century. According to, on January 1, 1890, members of the Valley Hunt Club in Southern California paraded through the streets of Pasadena, California, engaging in various contests, including tug-of-war. While no collegians competed on the gridiron that day, the parade served as a precursor to the Tournament of Roses Parade, which immediately proceeded athletic contests that included polo matches and greased-pig catching. In 1901, the president of the parade, seeking to gain publicity for the town of Pasadena and its floral festival, sought to stage a sporting event that might attract more interest than pig-catching and polo. Festival organizers ultimately chose college football, deciding to initiate a matchup between a team representing the western United States and the eastern United States. On January 1, 1902, the football teams from the University of Michigan and Stanford University battled in the inaugural East-West football game. Michigan, which had not allowed a point all season long, steamrolled its way to a 49-0 victory. In fact, the game’s lack of competitiveness temporarily nixed plans for an annual New Year’s Day game, which was not played again until 1916, when Washington State University defeated Brown University 14-0. Interest in the game continued to grow from there on out, and in 1923, the game was moved to a large stadium known as the Rose Bowl. The game itself soon adopted the name of that stadium, and it retains that name today. Thanks to fan interest in the New Year’s Day game, other New Year’s bowl games soon followed, and continue to entertain college football fans every January 1.

Three Point Shootout The Hideout’s finest from behind the arc traveled to the Indoor Sports Complex to show off their shot on Friday, November 24. Each shooter would have 15 attempts in each of three rounds to put up the most points. In the 12 and under division the action started out hot on the first round with David Pomeroy and Summer Jordan leading the pack at 6 points each. The second round brought on double points and a few players were able to put themselves in the running. Nate Bukta put up 8, while Sean Bissou drained a solid 7 to land in second place with 11 total, but neither could catch up to David who put up 6 more for a total of 12. It was still anyone’s game as the final round started but David’s consistency proved too much for his opponents as he finished strong for a total of 19. In second was Nate Bukta with 13, then Sean Bissou with 12. Over on the other half of the basketball court the 13 and older group fired away at the hoop. Jack M jumped out to a quick lead over the rest of the pack with 12 points, with Juni Robles being the closest at 6 points. However, Victor Bissou took full advantage of the doubled points in round two and posted 26 to take a commanding lead. By the time the shootout was over Victor left his competition in the dust and finished with a total of 34, followed by Nicholas Harper with 24.



Roamingwood Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Safety Star


Welcome 2018 from the Hideout POA

Recreation employee Monica Melbourne is a Safety Star. Monica was spied hanging these ornaments using the proper equipment and technique. Way to go Monica! Keep up the great work!

Happy New Year from the Recreation Department

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


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Mommy & Me

Helping kids find hobbies But some children may need a little more prompting, and parents of such boys and girls can take certain steps to help their youngsters find rewarding hobbies. Much like adults can benefit from participating in hobbies, children can reap rewards from engaging in hobbies. According to the Child Development Institute, hobbies give children a chance to express themselves. The CDI also notes that hobbies can play an important role in children’s self-discovery and boost their self-esteem. Some children may discover hobbies on their own, requiring little if any assistance on the part of their parents. For example, some kids may display an interest in music that parents, even those with no such musical inclination, can foster by purchasing certain instruments. But some children may need a little more prompting, and parents of such boys and girls can take certain steps to help their youngsters find rewarding hobbies. •

Involve kids in your own hobbies. Kids look up to their parents and often want to emulate what their mothers and fathers do. If possible, involve children in your own hobbies. Gardeners can teach their youngsters how to grow and tend to a garden, while painters can host family painting nights where everyone is encouraged to create their own masterpiece. Parents whose hobbies are more adult-oriented, like woodworking, can still involve their children. For example, work with children to design a new item, then show them how the item goes from paper to finished product; just avoid allowing them to use any unsafe tools or machines.

Let kids choose an activity. While some children might take to hobbies their parents favor, others might need to be given some freedom to find their own activities. Afford youngsters this chance, recognizing that it might take some time before kids find an activity that genuinely sparks their passion.

Be a source of encouragement. Some hobbies may prove more difficult than kids first imagined, requiring some perseverance before they can be enjoyed fully. In such instances, observe youngsters while they engage in the activity. If they appear to be enjoying themselves but are periodically frustrated, encourage them to keep trying. If kids appear to be disinterested in overcoming any struggles, then they might benefit by pursuing another hobby.

Don’t hesitate to focus on fun. Hobbies can teach kids valuable lessons and provide a sense of fulfillment, but it’s important that parents not overlook the importance of fun in regard to their children’s hobbies. Hobbies can provide children with the same respite from busy schedules that they do adults, and that break should be as fun as possible.

Hobbies can enrich the lives of children. Finding the right activity may require some patience on the part of parents and youngsters alike.

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

Hideout Recreation Department Buy any fitness center 1 year or 6 month membership and get 10% off. THIS IS NOT A COUPON




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

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


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

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Flu-fighting tips to keep you and others healthy

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Sniffles, sore throat, fever, and aches and pains may accompany a number of illnesses, but during the wintertime such symptoms are typically indicative of influenza. Throughout much of North America, flu season peaks between December and February. But flu season can occur anywhere from October to March, advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The flu is contagious and can sideline people for extended periods of time. The CDC says that each year one in five Americans gets the flu. Taking steps to fend off the flu can help men and women and the people they routinely come in contact with.

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Food can be used to fend of the flu. Common foods that many people already have in their pantries can be powerful flu-fighters. Garlic, for example, contains compounds that have direct antiviral effects and may help destroy the flu before it affects the body. Raw garlic is best. In addition to garlic, citrus fruits, ginger, yogurt, and dark leafy greens can boost immunity and fight the flu, according to Mother Nature’s Network. The British Journal of Nutrition notes that dark chocolate supports T-helper cells, which increase the immune system’s ability to defend against infection.

Virginia was in her kitchen looking up out of her window singing Happy Birthday to her nephew that had passed in 1995, when her husband came down the stairs to grab his camera. Minutes later he showed her the above picture he had just taken from the second floor window. She was in awe by what she saw. What a blessing!

A study published in the American Journal of Therapeutics showed that carnosine, a compound found in chicken soup, can help strengthen the body’s immune system and help fight off the flu in its early stages.

Flu shot and medications Annual flu shots administered in advance of flu season can help protect people and their families from getting the flu. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that, in select situations, antiviral medications - which are usually prescribed to treat the flu and lessen symptoms - can reduce the chance of illness in people exposed to influenza. Many over-the-counter medicines can alleviate symptoms of the flu, but cannot fend it off.

Stop germ proliferation Germs can be spread easily between persons through direct contact and indirect contact with surfaces sick individuals have touched. Doctors recommend staying home for at least 24 hours after a flu-induced fever has dissipated. Well individuals should avoid contact with sick people. Frequent hand-washing with soap and water can stop germs from spreading. When soap and water is not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help. People also should avoid touching their eyes, noses and mouths after being in public places or around someone who is ill.

Rest and restore Those who feel symptoms coming on should begin drinking more liquids to keep the respiratory system hydrated and make mucus less viscous. Remember to get adequate sleep, as a tired body cannot effectively fight the flu virus. People of all ages should take steps to protect themselves from the flu.

THE HIDEOUT 2017 DISCOUNT CARD is available at the POA or REC for just $5 They are valid until 3/3/18!

Happy Holidays from the Maintenance Department

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

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


Synopsis of Western Wayne School District Minutes - November 6, 2017

The regular monthly meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education was held on November 6, 2017 in the Western Wayne Administration Building located at 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Board President Donald Olsommer Jr. called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Mr. Olsommer asked for a moment of silence for all Veterans followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Board Secretary Rose Emmett took roll call. Nine (9) Board Members were present: President Donald Olsommer Jr., Vice President Donald McDonough, 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, Jennifer Bradley, Elizabeth Watson, Kerrie Fitzsimmons, Cynthia LaRosa, Jennifer DeNike, Elizabeth Gregory, Maria Liptak, and Brian Seaman. Administrator Excused: Maria Miller. Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Gershey and seconded by Hoch to accept the minutes generated from the Regular Board Meeting of October 2, 2017. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Treasurer’s Report: A motion was made by Gogolski and seconded by McDonough to accept the Treasurer’s reports generated from the General, Food Service, and the Student Activities Account July, August and September 2017. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Approval of Bills: A motion was made by Gogolski and seconded by Hoch to pay the bills generated from the General, Food Service, and Construction Account. Motion carried all affirmatives. Faculty Recognition: High School Principal Paul Gregorski recognized chemistry teacher Maria Masankay for being unanimously selected by the Executive council of the Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society as the recipient of the 2017 Ronald C. Blatchley Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award. The Board of Education congratulated and thanked Ms. Masankay. Several Board members praised her for all the work she does for our students including their own children. Student Recognition: High School Principal Paul Gregorski introduced two outstanding students Jason Telese and Bailey Walck. Dr. Barrett thanked the students and said the School District is able to “Bring the Pride Back” because of students like them. Best of Luck in your futures. Recognition of Public: Aliya Fiorella asked the Board of Education for permission to paint a mural on the wall at EverGreen Elementary. She, along with several other students and art teacher Gail Sauers would like to paint in one of the hallways upstairs. Dr. Barrett told her he would meet with her and they could provide the details to the Board at a later date. Enrollment: EverGreen-577; RDW307; MS-435; HS-632. Total 1,951. Last Month’s Total 1,947. Snow Removal Bids: A motion was made by Fiorella and seconded by McDonough to award the Snow Removal Bids for the

2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 School Years as per bid specifications and at the cost listed in their Snow Removal bid as follows: a. Robert D. Wilson Elementary - Pioneer Construction b. EverGreen Elementary, Middle School, High School, and District Office - Maiocco Excavating. Motion carried all affirmatives. Agreement - Wayne Memorial - Project SEARCH - A motion was made by Enslin and seconded by Gogolski to approve the Wayne Memorial - Project SEARCH Agreement of Roles and Responsibilities effective November 1, 2017. A total cost to Western Wayne School District of $1,066.66. Motion carried all affirmatives. Overnight Trips and Chaperones: A motion was made by McDonough and seconded by Fiorella to approve the following overnight trips and chaperones for the 2017-2018 school year: a. PMEA District 9 Band - Marywood University fifteen selected students - one chaperone - January 11-13, 2018. Approximate cost: $3,591.64. Chaperone: Elaine Ort. b. PMEA District 9 Orchestra - Western Wayne High School/Ladore Lodge nine selected students - one chaperone - February 8-10, 2018. Approximate cost: $2,095.00. Chaperone: Elaine Ort. c. PMEA Region IV Band auditions Wyoming Area High School - nine selected students - one chaperone - February 22-24, 2018. Approximate cost: $2,950.00. Chaperone: Elaine Ort. d. PMEA District 9 Jazz Festival - Location: TBA - three selected students - one chaperone March 16-17, 2018. Approximate cost: $1,320.00. Chaperone: Elaine Ort. e. PMEA Northeast Region Orchestra Dallas Area High School - three selected students - one chaperone - March 21-23, 2018. Approximate cost: $1,425.00. Chaperone: Elaine Ort. f. Spring Band Trip - New York City - Eighty-six students - approx. fifteen chaperones - April 1318, 2018. Approximate cost: $285.00. Chaperones: Elaine Ort, Maria Arneil, Jessica McLaughlin, Band Parents (TBD). g. PMEA All State - Lancaster, PA - three selected students - one chaperone - April 18-21, 2018. Approximate cost: $2,070.00. Chaperone: Elaine Ort. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Federal Program Report: No report, but Miss Faliskie noted that she included data for each Board Member regarding our scores. Other Business: Hoch and McDonough thanked Olsommer for his years of service and leadership. Gershey wanted to recognize the Varden Conservation Area for their work on improving the trails, specifically David Daniels, Pete Lazorack, and John Prussia. He asked that a letter of thanks be sent to the Friends of Varden Conservation Area. Miss Emmett said she would send a letter on behalf of the Board of Education and the District. Adjournment: A motion was made by McDonough and seconded by Olsommer to adjourn the regularly scheduled meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education at 7:25 P.M. Motion carried with all affirmatives. Respectfully Submitted, Rose E. Emmett, Board Secretary


Synopsis of Salem Township Minutes - November 14, 2017 The regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was called to order by the Chairman on November 14, 2017, at 6:30PM with all members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. The minutes of the October 10, 2017 meeting were approved as presented on a motion made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. There was no Planning Commission meeting Sub-divisions: none New Business: The CDBG 2017 resolutions that were presented during the Public hearing were reviewed for approvals. The Cooperative Agreement Resolution between Wayne County and Salem Township was reviewed. Merel Swingle moved to approve, 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader, with all in favor. Resolution 11-17-1 The 3 year Plan for CDBG Funding 2017 reviewed motion to approve made by Merel Swingle, 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader, with all in favor. Resolution 11-17 - the Fair Housing Resolution was reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Merel Swingle, 2nd by Dennis Chapman, with all in favor. The 2018 proposed Budget was reviewed. It was noted no tax increase for 2018, and with no comments or corrections a motion to advertise for adoption of the 2018 Budget for approval at the December 12, 2017 Township meeting was made by Merel Swingle, 2nd by Dennis Chapman, with all in favor. The Supervisors then made a motion to advertise to CPA service for the Audit of the 2017 accounts. Motion to advertise for CPA made by Robert Wittenbrader, 2nd by Merel Swingle, with all in favor. The Dollar General new construction on Hamlin Hwy wrote requesting a release of Bond the Township currently holds for site improvements. Everything has been completed and Certificate of Occupancy was issued. Dennis Chapman moved to release the bond, 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader, with all in favor. The Township Pension Municipal Obligation was noted and approved for funding in 2018. Motion to approve made by Robert Wittenbrader, 2nd by Merel Swingle, with all in favor. Old Business: Pictures with Santa reminder scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 2-4PM will be held in conjunction with the Rotary this year at the Township Building. Attorney Updates: Attorney Treat noted he filed complaint against Mark Bond and David Paul Weber in regard to the property they own on SR 590 in Hamlin. Continued sewage violations and the use of a commercial building that they changed to residential with no change of use permits. Question to Attorney Treat regarding Hamlin Heights and the developer agreement. Noted public record and recorded as part of the deed if change of ownership occurs. Correspondence: Received from Nancy Neville a letter that shows what the

engineer for her park has completed and what is planned. Gary Enslin requests that these updates need to be on Engineer letterhead and signed by him. Motion to contact Nancy’s Engineer for the Trailer park and advice of requirement for monthly updates made by Robert Wittenbrader, 2nd by Merel Swingle, with all in favor. Real Estate transfer tax for the month of October received in the amount of $9,665.84. PSATS wrote and advised all Townships’ of the Act 42 of 2017 that authorizes the placement of Category 4 casinos within the Commonwealth. Act 42 grants municipalities the authority to prohibit the location of a Category 4 casino within the boundaries of the municipality. To do so the Township must pass a resolution to prohibit and file with the PA Gaming Control Board no later than December 31, 2017. Discussion was held. It was noted that due to the way the law had been written Wayne County Townships’ would not be allowed these gaming facilities anyway. Board took no action at this time. PPL Utilities wrote the Township advising of guidelines for work within their transmission line easement areas. Park Updates: None Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay as presented with no comments or corrections was made by Robert Wittenbrader, 2nd by Dennis Chapman, with all in favor. Public Time: Bonnie Yablon and Mario Tarantino residents of Salem Township spoke with complaint of speed on Goosepond Road. Ms. Yablon noted she contacted the State Police, and they noted they couldn’t do anything. They advised to contact Penn-Dot. Penn-Dot advised they couldn’t do anything and to go see the Township. She noted she screams at people to slow down, just walking to her mailbox is a danger. The road is posted at 35MPH but that is not followed. She noted she posted signs out along the road to try and slow traffic. She is requesting the Township to request of Penn-Dot a traffic study in the area to help reduce speed or possibly add Stop signs at the intersection of St. Mary’s Church Road. A motion to request a traffic study in this area was made by Dennis Chapman, and 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader, with all in favor. Don Januszewski noted a thank you for the curve ahead signs that were installed on Catterson Road. Noted that Stop Sign needed to be straightened and offered to help pull the brush and barbed wire that’s on that side of the road by the Stop Sign area. With no other comments or business a motion to adjourn was made by Dennis Chapman, 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader, with all in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:05PM. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer

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Synopsis of Lake Township Minutes November 7, 2017 The regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township building on November 7, 2017. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Supervisors Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin were present. T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the October 3, 2017 regular monthly meeting, carried 3-0. T. Jaggars moved to approve the Treasury report for October 2017, carried 3-0. Subdivisions: Davis – Sub-division was reviewed, this was a multi township subdivision with the majority of the land falling in Cherry Ridge. With comments reviewed F. Birmelin moved to approve carried 3-0. Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its October Activity report showing a total of 13 incidents. They held four trainings, four Work details, and received three new members. They also had a pancake breakfast fundraiser. They hosted Wayne County Heroin Abuse Education Night. Lake Ariel Fire Company held Fire Prevention at Canaan Christian Academy and Brookes Day Care. They also attended the Hideout Trunk or Treat. 2) Hamlin Ambulance wrote with Thanks of the Township’s annual donation and request of continued support. They advised that Hamlin Ambulance has had 464 ambulance calls answered in Lake Township so far this year. 3) Act 42 of 2017 Mini Casinos. The new act would require Townships to opt out before and pass a resolution prior to December 31, 2017 if the wished to not allow these mini Casinos in their Township. F. Birmelin moved to table, carried 3-0. e Thbo ut




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Roadmaster’s Report: Roadmaster S. Swingle reported that during the month of October finished White Road work berms and seeded. They assisted South Canaan and Jefferson Townships for two days. They cleaned the building for election. Roads were mowed. Lawns mowed at the Township Building and the Lake School. General maintenance was performed on equipment and one truck is ready for snow at this time. Old Business: 1) Winter Parking Ban will be in effect November 15 through April 15, 2018. 2) 2018 Budget reviewed. Projected balanced budget with no tax increase. It was noted the Township was put in reserve money to complete road projects with estimates of $600,000. F. Birmelin moved to advertise the 2018 Budget for adoption at the December 2017 meeting, carried 3-0. New Business: 1) F. Birmelin moved to advertise for 2017 Audit Appointment of CPA Firm that will be made during the January 2018 meeting, carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: Question to Board on the price change between plastic culverts verse metal. Plastics cost more up front but last much longer that metal. Metal will rot out on the bottom. It was noted no plastic pipes have ever had to be replaced. S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary

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From The Rough


A golf tip from Larry Lutz, Hideout Golf Teaching Pro If you want to improve your short game there are a few fundamental shots that you just have to get dialed in. One of these shots is the low running chip. When executed properly this shot starts low and runs out in a controlled fashion to the hole. Grab a short iron (like a 6, 7, or 8) and take your normal chipping setup with a narrow stance and the ball positioned directly between your feet. Keep your weight distributed evenly or slightly toward your front foot. Your back swing should be low with zero wrist hinge, but it is okay to roll your wrists as you take the club away. Think of trying to hit an extra long 40-50 foot putt and keep the club head below your belt line. As you swing the club down toward the ball avoid hinging your wrists. Just don’t forget to accelerate the club through impact. I hope you find this tip helpful, but most of all, remember your good shots, learn from the bad shots and have fun. HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR!

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.

Golf’s problem with distance

Very few amateur golfers would welcome the idea of creating a golf ball that would reduce the distance of their drives, but according to the Wall Street Journal that might be what is coming to the professionals who play the game. The issue, at its heart, is how good these professionals have become at driving the traditional golf ball. When Tiger Woods burst onto the scene in 1996, for instance, not a single player could claim a 300-yard drive. However, last year’s season featured 43 such players. This is causing issues for courses that have been around for a hundred years that were never designed with this level of play in mind. To combat this issue, many clubs have turned to expanding their courses to help provide more challenge to the best players of the game. The downside to this solution is that the clubs have to pass the costs of expansion, land purchases, development, upkeep, etc. to the average player as they are the ones responsible for the majority of their income. While professionals’ wallets won’t be affected much, amateurs will feel the hurt, and this could endanger the love of the game among its fans. One idea, proposed by the U.S. Golf Association and endorsed by Tiger Woods, is to create different balls for different levels of the game. Similar to how weight classes work in some sports, the ball would help level the playing field between amateurs and professionals. The game’s highest levels would be played with the most challenging balls, and it would bring drive distances back in line with traditional norms. The governing bodies want to be able to include as many people as possible in their sport, and they are willing to think outside the box to accomplish that goal. In addition to golf balls with different weights, some people are even tossing around the idea of a bigger, lighter ball that could let children get the hang of the game without getting overly frustrated with the standard gear. To really hit the mainstream, however, a prominent club or tournament would need to embrace the idea.

Bill Gates’ smart city

As innovation continues its march into the future, many wealthy individuals and professional investors are looking for ways to build a city from the ground up that can fully incorporate all that modern technology has to offer. According to NBC News, Bill Gates is the most prominent name behind one of these ‘smart cities’ currently being planned in an open area of Arizona near Phoenix. Developers have promised that the new city, proposed to be named Belmont, will bring like-minded people together in an attempt to build an infrastructure based on cutting edge technology, data centers, high-speed networks, manufacturing methods, and autonomous vehicles and logistics hubs. Arizona has had a good track record with embracing new technology. Their openness has already lured such companies as Uber, Waymo, and Intel which all have testing sites in the state. CNN highlights the fact that Cascade Investment, an investment firm owned by Gates, has put 80 million dollars into the project so far and they are envisioning the city to eventually rival the size of Tempe, Arizona which has a population of 182,000 people. Starting from scratch, they argue, will be much more cost-efficient and less complicated than trying to reinvent an existing town. This method allows the developers to decide where commercial, industrial, and residential space will be from the beginning, how they will connect, and work to improve the quality of life for the people who live and work there. These types of projects have become more popular as of late and other big names, such as Google, have committed their own funds to projects in other parts of North America with a similar goal of recreating a city that takes full advantage of modern advancements in technology. Perhaps the most significant recent announcement, a 500 billion dollar pledge from Saudi Arabia for a metropolis spanning three countries, shows that many companies and nations are getting serious about creating their own technological utopias.

Horoscopes Aries 3/21 - 4/19: You might come into the New Year with an feeling that your fate is unavoidable. Resist that thought! You have the power to change your life in 2018 for the good or bad. Take the challenge. Taurus 4/20 - 5/20: In the mood for a change? 2018 is the year to do it. Stars predict luck if you make moves that are good for your family. Gemini 5/21 - 6/20: If a certain person is repeatedly rude to you, try detaching from the situation. Stars say returning the behavior in kind only hurts you in the eyes of others. Cancer 6/21 - 7/22: Stars reveal a test of commitment is coming your way.This could involve family, work or friends. It could involve a special project. Respond with effort as you analyze the truth of the matter. Leo 7/23 - 8/22: Don’t skip short-term plans in January as a miscalculation could severely bog you down. That could mean you miss an opportunity by the first quarter moon on the 24th. Virgo 8/23 - 9/22: Time to consider honor and honorable, if difficult, action. Walk in kindness and consideration this month and the honorable action becomes easier. Libra 9/23 - 10/21: Your budget squeaks as you consider a major purchase. It could be right for you if you have been responsible in all financial areas, including investing in the future. Scorpio 10/22 - 11/21: Two full moons in January. The first brings a feeling of trial. The second brings relief. Hold on as you move on. Sagittarius 11/22 - 12/21: Consider putting aside your reluctance to support a plan. It isn’t perfect, but it might be right. More information comes at the full moon on the 31st. Capricorn 12/22 - 1/19: Let your creativity loose this month if you plan a surprise for a loved one. You may get a lot of satisfaction from their delight. Aquarius 1/20 - 2/18: Patience takes the stage as events draw to a conclusion this month, but an even pace and attitude smoothes the way for success. Pisces 2/19 - 3/20: Swallow your pride and get back in touch with a friend you dropped for reasons that may seem silly right now.



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Hideout Adult Bowling League So You Wanna Sell Your Home? WEEK # 10 - Look how our Bowlers were in high spirits for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday shared with Cherished Family and Devoted Friends! STRIKE KINGS - Tom Maher 279 (715), Charlie David 234 (610), Bill Wagner 234 (573), Rich Guiffredo 234 (602), Larry Triolo 209 (561), Buster Miller 203 (553), Joe Stach 188 (510), Mike Labate 186 (520), Al Dekler 180 (538), John Kane 175, Vinny Recchio 175, Mike Messina 171, Bob Fexxa 170, Kenny Betros 167, Tom Maguire 167, Arthur Palladino 166, Roger Cortez 161, Peter Mennona 159, Steve Meyers 158, Fred Benedicto 156, Dave Dimmick 156, Norm BenEzra 156 & Dave Trombley 153, Andy Vuolo 148, Ed Sparkowski 147, Ben Carapella 147, and Peter Tomasetti 146. Congrats! STRIKE QUEENS - Denise Guiffredo 188 (462), Doris Kane 186 (512), Gail Endorf 184 (493), Carole Maguire 181 (403), Reggie Hadley 178 (469), Miriam Fernandez 162 (463), Lucille Koehler 162 (467), Cindy Gaspari 162 (440), Steph Wysocki 161, Edna Moran 157 (410), Frieda Maher 157 (432), Carol Lopiccolo 152 (435), Marie Krauss 152, Jean David 149 & Sue Dimmick 144, Renee Recchio 138, Sandra Carapella 134, Dee Pasciola 130, Michele Palladino 124, and Betty Linneman 122. Ladies - That’s The Way!!! Hit and Miss 1997 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Jo DeVoe, Arthur Palladino, Bill Wagner & Captain Tom Maher for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Tom Maher who is inducted into “Club 700” with a Superb 715. Gail Endorf 184 & 495, 57 POA!!! Denise Guiffredo 188 and 462 Series, 51 POA. Miriam Fernandez 463, 49 POA. Rich Guiffredo 234 game and a grand 602 entering the Super Sixers!!! Bill Wagner “Strike Specialist for the week, outstanding 573,108 POA. WEEK # 11 - Our bowlers seemed to be filled with energy & great scores after the Festive Thanksgiving Holiday. STRIKE KINGS - Bill Wagner 232 (508), Al Dekler 226 (526), Larry Triolo 224 (640), Tom Maher 220 (603), Fred Benedicto 202, Charlie David 201 (523), Mike Labate 200, Vinny Recchio 187, Buster Miller, Joe Stach & Bob Fezza 181, Peter Mennona 180 (502), John Kane 178, Mike Messina 172, Tom Maguire 170, Jay Lobb 168, Ken Wenz 167, Kenny Betros 166, Dave Dimmick 161, Norm BenEzra 154, Dave Trombley & Len Tridente 150, John Gaspari 148, Arthur Palladino & Peter Tomasetti 145, Ben Carapella 143, Mike Gersten 141 & Rick Hadley 140. Congrats! STRIKE QUEENS – Doris Kane 186 (531), Steph Wysocki 181 (491), Reggie Hadley 177 (467), Bobbie Hraba 176 (424), Miriam Fernandez 169 (465), Cindy Gaspari 165 (413), Carole Magure 162 (407), Carol Lopiccolo 161 (467), Frieda Maher 158 (412), Gail Endorf 157 (439), Linda Brenner 149, Renee Recchio 148, Lucille Koehler 148 (413), Sandra Carapella 145 (420), Dee Pasciola 141, Edna Moran 140, Gro Paulsen 135, Sue Dimmick 133 & Pat Benedicto 132, Laura Hinton 121, Jean David & Angie Mennona 119, Cathy Lowman 117 & Betty Linneman. Yay, Girl Power!!! Nice Balls shattered the pins with a 1864 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Renee Recchio, Denise Guiffredo, John McNichols & Captain Larry Triolo for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Ben Carapella 143 & 366, 51 POA. Miriam Fernandez 352, 46 POA. Rick Hadley 140 & 389, 53 POA. Angie & Peter Mennona 180 & 502, 85 & 119 & 327, 69 POA. Vinny Recchio 187 & 480, 72 POA. Larry Triolo 224 High Game & a Super 640 Series. Steph Wysocki 181 & a 491, 80 POA. WEEK # 12 - Our Bowlers continued to give thanks for family & friends, blasting some super scores today. STRIKE KINGS - Tom Maher 228 (637), Buster Miller 213 (533), Rich Guiffredo 207 (527), John Kane 205 (585), Al Dekler 197 (502), Charlie David 194 (536), Tom Maguire 192 (530), Larry Triolo 183 (511), Ken Wenz 179, John Gaspari 177, Kenny Betros 176, Peter Tomasetti 175 & Peter Mennona 175, Joe Stach 169, Willie Endorf 168, Steve Meyers 166, Bill Wagner 164, Rick Hadley 163, Mike Labate159, Ed Sparkowski 158, Dave Dimmick 157 & Vinny Recchio 152, Len Tridente 149, Bob Fezza 149, Andy Vuolo 148, Mike Gersten 147, Arthur Palladino 145, Dave Trombley 144 & John Hinton 142. STRIKE QUEENS - Lorraine Procopio 189 (529), Gail Endorf 182 (454), Doris Kane 180 (512), Carole Maguire 180 (407), Steph Wysocki 171 (479), Reggie Hadley 165 (475), Sandra Carapella 159, Renee Recchio 159 (401), Linda Brenner 155 (440), Edna Moran 155 (415), Kathy Lubanski 152, Gro Paulsen 150, Cindy Gaspari 150 (420), Denise Guiffredo 148 (405), Donna White 144, Sue Dimmick 143, Lucille Koehler 142 (403), Jean David 138, Marie Krauss 138, Michele Palladino 134, Bobbie Hraba 132, Frieda Maher 132, Isabella Tridente 131 & Dee Pasciola 130, Carol Lopiccolo & Laura Hinton 129 & Merridy Gersten 128. KEDS 1864 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Ken Wenz, Fred Benedicto (absent), Ed Sparkowski & Captain Dave Dimmick for a spectacular round of bowling. Bowlers of the Week: Linda Brenner 440, 74 POA!! Willie Endorf 352, 67 POA!! Merridy Gersten 364, 106 POA!! Rick Hadley 458,116 POA!!! John Kane 585, 96 POA!! Marie Krauss 372, 54 POA!! Lorraine Procopio 529, 49 POA. Ed Sparkowski 502, 85 POA. WEEK # 13 - Tis the season of giving...our bowlers made our bowling season Merry & Bright with many Eye-Popping High Scores. STRIKE KINGS - Tom Maher 226 (600), Al Dekler 223 (543), Charlie David 211 (610), Tom Maguire 209, Larry Triolo 201 (561), Fred Benedicto 199, Len Tridente 185 (506), Mike Labate 182, Dave Dimmick 182 (516), John Kane 180 (511), Andy Vuolo 178, Mike Gersten 177, Rich Guiffredo 173, Jay Lobb 172, Ken Wenz 171, Ed Sparkowski 170, Joe Stach 169, Kenny Betros 167, Bob Fezza 166, Vinny Recchio 158, Norm BenEzra 157, John Gaspari 155, Arthur Palladino 154, Roger Cortez 152, Mike Messina 150, Dave Trombley 148, Rick Hadley 145 & Peter Mennona 143. What Explosive Action!!! continued in next column

Step 1: Whip It Into Shape By: Terri Ditty, Broker Associate

If you’re looking to sell your home during prime house-shopping season this spring, you’d better get cracking now. After all, it’s not as easy as slapping an ad on Craigslist; if you want your humble abode to stand out from the competition, that could take months to do right. Introducing (drum roll please)…a 2018 Home-Selling Guide-a series of articles to show you the next step to prep your house for sale and ace the deal. Step 1 to selling a home is a New Year’s classic: Whip your place into shape by fixing any problems and upgrading the eyesores. Because like it or not, your home has sustained some wear and tear over the years. Here’s how to assess the damage and find out which renovations will pay off down the road. 1. Tally the age of various items - No matter how great your home looks at first glance, any savvy buyer will point to various parts and pop the question: How old? And since guesstimates won’t cut it, it’s time to gather some paperwork. If you’ve purchased your home in the past few years, check your home records or seller’s disclosure for the age or last repair of big items (namely your roof, HVAC system, water heater, and gutters), or dig up copies of your own maintenance records or receipts. 2. Do your own walk-through - Channel Sherlock Holmes and go through your home, room by room. Look for signs of damage that might drag down its value. • Wood rot around outside door frames, window ledges, and garage doors. Condensation and rain can cause these areas to weaken and rot. • Water stains on the ceiling or near doors and windows. This can indicate a leaky roof or rain seeping in from outside. • Leaks under sinks or around toilets. • Bulges under carpet or discoloration on hardwood floors, which can indicate flooding problems or an uneven foundation. Next, test what’s called the “functionality” in every room. For example, cracks visible in the walls and floor, doors that don’t shut right, broken handles on cabinetry, basically anything that doesn’t work perfectly should be repaired. And don’t forget to inspect the outside. A lot of sellers skip the outside, but it is so important. That is where buyers will make their first impression 3. Bring in the pros - Once you’ve done your own walk-through, you may want to have a pro take a second look. These people can spot flaws you overlooked, because either you’re used to them or you didn’t realize they could cause trouble. You can enlist a Realtor or hire a home inspector to do an inspection (or pre-inspection) to pinpoint problems from bad wiring to outdated plumbing. While the cost varies, people pay an average of $475 for a home inspection, according to Angie’s List. Go to the National Association of Home Inspectors or your local REALTOR to find an inspector in your area. It may cost a bit, but it will buy you the peace of mind of knowing you’re not in for any surprises down the road. In fact, having a home inspection report handy to show buyers can inspire confidence that they (and you by association) aren’t in for any nasty surprises as you move toward a deal. 4. Decide what needs renovating - Once you know what in your house could stand for repairs or upgrades, it’s time to decide where to infuse some cash. Don’t worry, not everything needs to be done before your home’s on the market. And while you’re probably not jumping at the idea of renovating a property you’re going to sell, certain fixes will give you an edge over the competition, which means more/better offers. Remember, real estate is an investment! But don’t just obsess over the obvious—e.g., your kitchen could stand for new cabinets. After all, many buyers will want to tweak cosmetic details to their own tastes, so you could be throwing money down the drain. Instead, focus on fix-its that are less susceptible to personal preferences that buyers like to know are in good shape. For example, a recent study by the National Association of Realtors® found that upgrading hardwood floors reaps an estimated 100% return on investment, essentially paying for itself. Upgrading your insulation can net you a 95% ROI, a new roof a whopping 105%! Because what buyers don’t like to know they’ve got a solid roof over their heads? Once you’ve got the ball rolling on getting your place in shape, you’ll be ready for the next step—stay tuned for more details on what to do!

Bowling League continued

STRIKE QUEENS - Reggie Hadley 200 (495), Gail Endorf 192 (507), Doris Kane 173 (490), Cindy Gaspari 172 (464), Steph Wysocki 165 (455), Renee Recchio 157 (413), Lorraine Procopio 155 (454), Pat Benedicto 153, Lucille Koehler 151, Denise Guiffredo 149 (418), Carol Lopiccolo 147, Carole Maguire 144 (417), Gro Paulsen 143, Laura Hinton 142, Sandra Carapella 140, Jean David & Sue Dimmick 139, Bobbie Hraba, Kathy Lubanski 135, Marie Krauss 128, Dee Pasciola 125, Betty Linneman 124 & Donna White 122. Great Job - Ladies!!! Team 13 - KEDS 1860 High Team Series. Congratulations to Ken Wenz, Fred Benedicto, Ed Sparkowski & Captain Dave Dimmick for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Pat Benedicto 153 & 383, 50 POA. Dave Dimmick 182 & 516 Series, 69 POA!!! Gail Endorf 192 & Top Series 507, 63 POA. Renee Recchio 157 & 413, 50 POA. Len Tridente 185 & 506 Series, 86 POA. Andy Vuolo 178 & 472, 70 POA. Warm Wishes for a Bright and a Prosperous New Year Filled with Good Health! Happy New Year from your Officers Tom Maher, Rick Hadley, Dave Dimmick - By: Reggie Hadley

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Generator Permit

A Hideout Building Permit is required for the installation/operation of any “nonportable” residential whole house/stand-by electrical generator. Small portable units are excluded. A separate Permit is required if you need to install a propane tank to fuel the generator. ALL Applications for Permit are located on the Hideout website. Or you can get any permit application at the front POA desk. GENERATOR - IMPORTANT PORTABLE GENERATOR SAFETY TIPS Never operate a generator indoors – it can cause unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas which, if inhaled, can be fatal. Also, do not install a generator right next to your home – carbon monoxide can collect in the eaves of your home. Don’t refill the generator’s gas tank while the unit is running as this can cause a fire, leading to serious injury or death. Finally, be sure to remove all gas from the tank when storing your generator. HOW TO CHOOSE A GENERATOR Identify the items you will need to run in the event of a power outage. Choose the generator that meets or exceeds the total wattage requirement. Assistance from a qualified electrician is also advisable. 5,000 WATTS (41.7/20.8 AMPS) Powers: Refrigerator 700 watts, AM/FM radio 50 watts, Color TV 450 watts, Eight 100-watt lights 800 watts, Microwave 1,000, Sump pump 1,000 watts, Water pump 1,000 watts 6,800 WATTS (56.7/28.3 AMPS) Powers everything a 5,000 watt generator does, plus: Deep freezer 500 watts, Washing machine 1,100 watts 8,000 WATTS (66.7/33.3 AMPS) Powers everything a 6,800 watt generator does, plus: Attic fan 300 watts, Clothes dryer (gas) 700 watts, Four 100 watt lights 400 watts NOTE - A simple formula to calculate how much combined power you’ll need to run appliances and tools is volts x amps = wattage. Check the power demands of your appliances to determine whether they can run simultaneously or intermittently. Always consult the data plate on the appliance for accurate electrical information. Starting watts: Always plug in the appliance with the highest starting wattage first and add appliances in descending wattage order. GENERATOR PERMIT: A Hideout Building Permit is required for the installation/operation of any “nonportable” residential whole house/stand-by electrical generator. Small portable units are excluded. A separate Permit is required if you need to install a propane tank to fuel the generator. ALL Applications for Permit are located on the Hideout website. Or you can get any permit application at the front POA desk.

Create a vehicle preparedness kit

Breaking down while driving can be unnerving, potentially delaying trips and stranding motorists and their passengers for lengthy periods of time. However, for those with well-equipped emergency preparedness kits in their vehicles’ trunks, breakdowns can be much easier to manage. Even though new vehicles are loaded with advanced technology, drivers are no less likely to avoid breakdowns. In fact, roadside calls for stranded vehicles are on the rise. A study by the American Automobile Association found that, in 2015, 32 million drivers required the organization’s services, with issues regarding vehicle batteries, flat tires and vehicle keys reaching all-time highs. Despite early warning systems, more than half a million drivers in the United States ran out of gas last year, necessitating service calls. An emergency vehicle kit is something that no driver should leave home without. Just because a car appears to be in good shape or is well-maintained doesn’t mean something can’t happen. Here’s what to stock in an emergency preparedness kit for a vehicle. • Sustenance: It’s impossible to determine how long you may be stranded if your vehicle breaks down. Therefore, keep some high-calorie energy or protein bars, or other portable foods with a long shelf lives, in your vehicle at all times. • Water: Popular Mechanics says a person needs roughly a gallon per day to stay hydrated. If that’s too much to pack, bring empty water bottles and purification tablets. Otherwise, stock up on bottled water. • Weather supplies: You never know which way the weather will turn. A blanket, poncho, tarp, trash bags, and much more can be used to keep covered, warm and dry. • Mobile phone: Mobile phones can be used to call for roadside assistance or other help. But keep in mind that cell signals may be especially weak in remote areas. • Reflective triangles: These items will warn oncoming traffic that your vehicle is on the side of the road. • Waterproof flashlight: A flashlight is handy for making repairs at night or signalling traffic in the dark. • Foam tire sealant: Tire sealant can be used to quickly repair flat tires until they can be assessed or changed at a mechanic’s shop or dealership. • Tire jack: You may need to change a tire on the spot. • Jumper cables: If a vehicle battery dies, a quick jump can get you moving along. Some people prefer a portable battery charging pack instead. In addition to these supplies, a multitool, batteries, first-aid kit, rags, ropes, and duct tape are handy to have around. Preparedness kits can keep drivers safe and get them back on the road faster.


BUILD IT and they will come

This is a good time to review definitions of property lines, setback, and easements as applied in the Hideout. When you hear that someone has a setback, you usually expect something not so good. It’s a completely different case when the term is applied to property boundaries. Setback Lines actually protect your property! Building set-back lines are usually intended to govern permanent structures - like your house or garage. What is a Setback? A setback is a defined space in which no structures (as defined by Land Use Code) may be located, except where specifically allowed by the Code. Setbacks are required along front, rear, side property lines and additionally with some “easements.” How are Setbacks measured? In most cases, setbacks are measured from the property line. However, when measuring a front setback line abutting a public street the setback is measured from the center line of the right of way. Your property line is coincident with the edge of the right of way. Since the right of way can contain unimproved shoulders, you should not assume that your property line is at the edge of the curb or paved edge of the road. Typically, your property line is several feet from the road improvements. Unlike rights of way, utility access easements do not always coincide with property lines. The easement may be located partly or entirely on your property. When a front yard setback is required from an easement located on a property, the setback is measured from the interior edge of the easement. Are Setbacks required from anything else? In most cases, buildings may not be built over utility easements (e.g., power, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and telecommunications) without written approval from the associated utility. We all have easements on our Hideout property lots. These easements are shown on your recorded plat Land Survey and title report. How large a Setback is required? That depends on where the property is located and whether the setback is along a front, rear, or side property line. For example, in the Hideout, the following Setbacks are required: Front - 25’; Rear - 25’; Sides - 10’. Also, within these setbacks there are “easement lines” (Front - 10 feet, Rear - 10 feet, and each Side - 5 feet). Please note that the 25 foot front area starts at your property line, not at the edge of the road. The property line to the road is POA property. Also, in Pennsylvania, only a state licensed surveyor may set the property corners. What is an Easement? An easement is defined as a right that one party has to use real estate that is owned by someone else. The rights of the easement holder regarding usage of the property are specific and typically limited. Property ownership or possession is not impacted by an easement. The property owner gives up only defined rights on that portion of the property that is used for purposes of the easement. Common easements are those that are given to public utilities such gas or telephone companies to run lines under/over private property. Utility easements such as power, phone, water and sewer are examples of easements that benefit the Hideout. Such is the case with RS&W. As a general rule, the grantor of the easement can make any use of that property as long as it does not unduly interfere with the rights granted to the easement holder. Typically, the owner granting the easement cannot build/place structures or obstructions within an easement area or otherwise hinder access to that area. A utility easement grants the utility company the right to use and access a specific area of a property. The area covered by the easement is usually clearly defined in the text of the easement, and the easement is attached to the property deed so that it will persist even when the property is transferred or sold. Utilities can request an easement for any number of reasons. A classic example of a utility easement is an easement which allows the power company to run electrical lines along a property, and to install utility poles if the property is long enough that the lines cannot pass over the property without support. The utility has the right to utilize a strip of land for the lines, and to enter the land to access the lines for maintenance and repair, which can include tree trimming, replacing rotted utility poles, and relocation of any conduits, cables, wires, towers, and poles. What about these Property Easements? Every Hideout property has “easements” – legal rights that others have to use parts of a land owner’s property. Despite their prevalence, easements are often misunderstood and in some instances, people are not even aware that easements exist. As a property owner you can benefit from a basic understanding of easements. That understanding helps you avoid problems (permanent placement of landscaping, trees & shrubs, rock gardens, landscape lighting, fences, etc.) that can arise within the easement area. By keeping these areas free of plantings or other obstructions, you can enjoy what you have planted without worrying that it may be in jeopardy in the future. EMERGENCY SIGN POST - PLEASE MAINTAIN YOUR SIGN POST Your EMERGENCY SIGN POST is an important item that may need some needed maintenance after the winter season. Most of these are wood mailbox posts, which should display BOTH the Lot Number and the Emergency Number. Numbers should be displayed on both sides of the post. You may not realize how important this simple inexpensive item is until you experience an emergency situation. First Responders need to find you as fast as possible! ALL LOTS in the Hideout are REQUIRED to have an emergency post. Numbers must be visible in poor lighting conditions. Don’t know your “emergency number”? Call the Main Office at 689-1400 x102. Reflective number stickers can be obtained at the Rt 590 Main Gate in the Public Safety Office. 911#

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



Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association

RS&W Will Miss You, Betty! Thank You!

2018 Proposed Meeting Schedule Dates subject to approval & changes.

Jan. 24 Feb. 28 Mar. 21 Apr. 25 May 26 (9am) Jun. 27 Jul. 25

Aug. 22 Sep. 26

Annual Meeting:

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

Meetings take place at 5PM at the RS&W Office, unless otherwise posted. Check our website for the latest updates.

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

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS Cash payments will not be accepted. Please remit by check or money order, or contact us to set up direct debit. Payments by credit card can be made via our website, but there is a processing fee for this service. Please contact our office for more information on payment methods. RS&W’s staff is on-call 7 days per week; 24 hours per day. If you have a water or sewer emergency, call (570) 698-6162, wait for operator and press OPTION 1, to leave your name, lot number and phone number where you can be reached and your call will be returned promptly. All nonemergency service calls require 24 hour notice to schedule an appointment during regular working hours. PROJECT INFORMATION For up-to-date information concerning RS&W or the construction project, please keep posted to :, Channel 20 and the Hideabout ‘Extra’ updates regarding work projects, detours, and service interruptions.

Roamingwood Sewer & Water Association would like to extend their heartfelt and immeasurable gratitude to Elizabeth “Betty” Sullivan for her service on the RS&W Board of Directors. After 37yrs as a dedicated and active Hideout resident, Mrs. Sullivan has finally decided it is time to downsize and simplify her life. She has parted with her beloved home and Community, but not with our hearts. In the 9 years that she has served on the RS&W Board of Directors, Mrs. Sullivan’s passion for the benefit of the Community, RS&W and its employees has been second to none and she is affectionately known as “Mom” to us all. Her compassion and generosity toward our employees, as well as all members of the organization, was her trademark. She has been a strong voice of reason, resilience and determination on our Board of Directors.

Throughout her many years of service, she has developed a long standing relationship with some of our State’s top political leaders. This connection became one of the driving forces behind the idea to champion the PA State Government on our behalf. These efforts yielded the low interest loans and subsequently, the almost $15 million dollars in grants that we have had the outstanding benefit of receiving. This funding was obtained from both the State of PA and the Federal Government, through the USDA, toward the completion of our Infrastructure Replacement Project. Mrs. Sullivan will be greatly missed by all in our organization. We wish her the best in her new home and thank her sincerely for all that she has done.

No Rate Increase for 2018

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

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


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

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

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


AVAILABLE ON The Hideout’s Website under classified

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

The Hideout POA Bulletin Board Policy

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


The Hideout Book Club invites everyone to our discussions held the third Thursday of every month in the library on the second floor of the RSC. Meetings begin at 4:00 PM. If you have any questions, please email: The books we will discuss each month are as follows:

Hideout Book Club Selections 2017 - 2018 January 18: February 15: March 15: April 19: May 17: June 21: July 19:

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

By Nancy Horan

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

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

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

Assistant Secretaries

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

Hideout Management Team

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

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

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

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







74.242% 23.333% 2.424%

Billed 3914 1,225 385 40 1,650

% of $ PAID

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

392 * 767 1,829

1st Quarter 2017




APRIL MAY JUNE 2nd Quarter 2017

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

297 146 100 543

7.5% 3.3% 2.6% 13.47%


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

27 20 9 56

0.8% 0.6% 0.0% 1.41%


25,669 13,860 39,529 5,950,126

16 13

0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 0.61% 92.13%




29 3,616

Budget 3665

10.6% 19.4% 46.7%

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* 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

2017 Projected Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET VARIANCE FAV<UNFAV> 3630 PROJECTION 3665






2017 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED






% of $ Budgeted


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% of $ Budgeted


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

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50 â&#x20AC;¢ JANUARY 2018 ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED November 30, 2017

































382,109 A

81,375 (134,834) YTD ACTUAL

378,796 B






4,204,673 A

4,191,588 A









































(34,779) 909,538



(944,317) PRIOR YR (2016) ACTUAL


4,566,493 C






2,233,187 D











6,747,521 D















976,500 (924,341)

(83,503) 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 November 2017 with budgeted amounts for December. E Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2017. F Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) 2017. Forecast Adjustments a Current Dues shortfall of 42K, 35 lots, Delinquent Dues 23K favorable. 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: +5k Solid Waste Removal Expense. d Lakes & Environmental: Lakes Tasks +30k, Environmental Tasks +15k. No other adjustments at present.

Budget Variances 1 Current Dues collections unfav by 8 to 2016 , Lots Paid in Full 3616. 2 Late Charges favorable to budget 5k, Investment Income less expenses fav 5k. 3 Public Safety: Revenue fav 12k, Wages & Taxes fav 8k, Benefits fav 9k, Fuel unfav 2k, Supplies unfav 3k, IT unfav 6k. 4 Laurel Park: Revenue fav 2.7k, Repairs fav 1.9k. 5 Ski Hill: Revenue net unfav 2.3k , Wages & Benefits fav 2.8k, Utils fav 2.3k, Equip Rental unfav 4.7k. 6 Marina: Revenue unfav 2k, Utilites unfav 2k, Supplies unfav 1.2k. 7 Pools & Beaches: Revenue fav 1.3k, Wages & Taxes fav 19k, Utils fav 3.3k, Repairs unfav 2.6k, Chemicals fav 4.8k,Sand/Mulch unfav 1.9k, Vehicle/Equip Rental fav 2k. 8 Recreation: Revenues net unfav 10k, Wages, Benefits & Taxes fav 39k, Repairs & Maint unfav 1k, Utilities fav 7k, Vehicle Maint & Fuel fav 2.5k, Sand/Mulch fav 3k, Admin unfav 1. 9 Golf Operations: Net Revenues unfav 29k, Wages fav 3.5k, Golf Cart expense fav 1k. 10 Golf Maintenance: Wages, Taxes & Benefits fav 14k, Chemicals unfav 1.7k, Sand unfav 1.5k, Fuel fav 1.5k, Repairs fav 3k, Utilities fav 1k,Irrigation fav 1k, Supplies fav 1k. 11 Arts & Crafts: Revenues net unfav 2.4k, Wages & Taxes unfav 2k, Utils fav 1.2k, Supplies fav 1k. 12 Maintenance: Wages & Taxes fav 26k, Benefits fav 5k, Supplies fav 2k, Snow Removal unfav 4.9k, Uniforms fav 2k, Fuel fav 10k, Road Repairs on budget, Vehicle Maint fav 3.5k, Repairs & Maint unfav 3k, Utilities fav 3.6k. 13 Trash & Recycle: Revenue unfav 2k, Wages & Taxes fav 8k, Benefits unfav 7k, Solid Waste unfav 33k. 14 Grounds: Wages, Taxes & Benefits fav 1.7k, Landscaping fav 1.4k. 15 Woodshop: Net ops on budget. 16 Lakes & Environmental: Revenues fav 9.5k, Wages & Taxes & Benefits unfav 2.3k, Licenses unfav 5k, Lake Mgmnt fav 46k, Wildlife, Deer & Forest Mgmnt fav 18k. 17 Administration: Revenues fav 4k, Wages & Taxes & Benefits on budget, Telephone fav 4k, Print & Postage fav 4.5k, IT fav 3k, Legal & Prof fav 6k, Credit Card & Bank unfav 4k, Collection cost unfav 4k, Board & Comm. fav 6k. 18 Community Relations: Revenues unfav 3.5k, Wages, Taxes & Benefits on budget, Postage & Printing fav 6k, IT unfav 1.3k. 19 Clubhouse: Revenues net of COS unfav 28k, Wages, Taxes & Ben unfav 40k, Supply fav 3.5k, Utilites fav 7.5k, Admin fav 2.8k. 20 Tab Master: Net ops unfav 4.2k. 21 Snackbars: Revenues net unfav 11.8k, Wages & Taxes fav 16k, Supplies unfav 1.6k. 22 Lodge: Revenues net of COS unfav 14k, Wages & Taxes fav 1k, Utils. Fav 7.2k, Supplies fav 2.4k. 23 Tiki Bar: Revenues net of COS unfav 26k, Wages & Taxes fav 13k, Repairs fav 1k. 24 Contingency & Other fav 20k.




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399,554 (22,502) 2,326 -

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

660 -




2,731 -






0.0% 0.0%

4,395,094 (247,522) 30,658 12,500

(150) 5,734 150





743 19

7,623 586







5,854 350 12,169 2,108 1,811 2,660 600 21 11,241 11,271 33,609 3,289 3,236 88,219

67,588 25,203 86,900 154,335 103,828 173,435 185,350 18,154 4,610 33,310 3,655 276,027 167,653 491,356 26,661 70,872 67,659 126,793 2,083,389

55,920 22,500 90,000 156,300 102,500 186,700 215,980 20,600 6,875 23,826 3,000 271,463 171,082 509,985 33,700 95,000 96,501 174,000 2,235,932

11,668 2,703 (3,100) (1,965) 1,328 (13,265) (30,630) (2,446) (2,265) 9,484 655 4,564 (3,429) (18,629) (7,039) (24,128) (28,842) (47,207) (152,543)



1,063,735 11,156 140,551 53,234 159,758 393,510 96,073 261,755 53,753 938,986 246,805 61,299 387,137 9,391 1,095,250 155,830 673,501 22,207 62,018 127,170 120,662 -


2,731 (78)

5,000 16,500 1,200 1,600 625 2,166 15,083 13,962 36,523 2,120 6,671 101,450

(715) 430 12 (3,690) (883) (680) (175) 1,239 (2,523) (902) (4,560) (553) (981) (13,981)







109,204 954 9,707 2,066 924 32,607 1,018 18,782 4,284 78,695 15,486 4,001 63,672 1,532 96,172 14,450 54,619 1,697 161 12,479 (1) -

102,149 855 11,458 1,899 909 36,941 2,603 17,381 3,783 84,568 16,259 3,337 33,305 811 93,355 14,587 52,366 2,275 11,710 44 -

(7,055) (99) 1,751 (167) (15) 4,334 1,585 (1,401) (501) 5,873 773 (664) (30,367) (721) (2,817) 137 (2,253) 578 (161) (769) 45 -

-6.9% -11.6% 15.3% -8.8% -1.7% 11.7% 60.9% -8.1% -13.2% 6.9% 4.8% -19.9% -91.2% -88.9% -3.0% 0.9% -4.3% 25.4%













125 81,250

125 81,250









ACTUAL (104,919) (524) (9,707) (2,066) (912) (19,797) (701) (18,782) (3,364) (78,695) (15,036) (4,001) (60,267) (1,532) (83,612) (1,390) (22,656) (130) (161) (6,789) 1 -

BUDGET (97,149) (855) (11,458) (1,899) (909) (20,441) (1,403) (17,381) (2,183) (84,568) (15,634) (3,337) (31,139) (811) (78,272) (625) (15,843) (155) (5,039) (44) -





VARIANCE FAVORABLE (UNFAVOR) (7,770) 331 1,751 (167) (3) 644 702 (1,401) (1,181) 5,873 598 (664) (29,128) (721) (5,340) (765) (6,813) 25 (161) (1,750) 45 (45,895)

-22.4% -73.6% -42.5% -28.0% 57.2% -16.7% -6.5% -12.5% -26.1% -14.7%



4,394,944 (247,522) 36,392 12,650




359,260 (33,241) (703) 2,250

4,285 430 12 12,810 317 920 450 3,405 12,560 13,060 31,963 1,567 5,690 87,469


Prior Yr (2016) ACTUAL


-6.6% 102.3%



87,110 1,549 10,461 2,865 1,329 32,349 2,297 14,132 5,382 95,915 19,941 2,806 1,364 86,813 13,201 54,911 2,130 (137) 8,751 223 -

0.0% 0.0% 18.7% 1.2% 0.1%

7,623 (272) 13,085

Prior Yr (2016) ACTUAL 3,952,659 (365,654) 41,529 39,425

442,285 118,132 (5,137) (26,775)



4,667 3,927 0.3%


6,852 3,111 21,708 10,540 (6,585) (647) (15,944) (4,407) (34,155) (2,055) 33,310 945 18,007 4,844 34,070 (4,692) 10,760 11,556 (15,634) (12,941)


60,736 22,092 65,192 143,795 110,413 174,082 201,294 22,561 34,155 6,665 2,710 258,020 162,809 457,286 31,353 60,112 56,103 142,427 12,941 2,024,746





1,070,576 13,855 145,297 50,783 187,691 449,902 102,727 282,500 53,781 983,554 216,770 63,559 444,805 8,596 1,121,316 162,871 636,772 25,025 89,212 149,842 157,622 -

6,841 2,699 4,746 (2,451) 27,933 56,392 6,654 20,745 28 44,568 (30,035) 2,260 57,668 (795) 26,066 7,041 (36,729) 2,818 27,194 22,672 36,960 -

0.6% 19.5% 3.3% -4.8% 14.9% 12.5% 6.5% 7.3% 0.1% 4.5% -13.9% 3.6% 13.0% -9.2% 2.3% 4.3% -5.8% 11.3% 30.5% 15.1% 23.4%

1,015,527 11,732 143,320 50,023 171,155 391,229 91,298 262,540 58,690 1,063,815 218,920 58,524 7,884 1,051,684 154,849 638,630 24,592 48,485 121,233 121,937 11,507

(48,208) 576 2,769 (3,211) 11,397 (2,281) (4,775) 785 4,937 124,829 (27,885) (2,775) (387,137) (1,507) (43,566) (981) (34,871) 2,385 (13,533) (5,937) 1,275 11,507 (416,207)

20.9% 12.0% -3.4% -1.3% 1.3% -7.1% -14.2% -11.9% -32.9% 39.8% 21.8% 1.7% -2.0% -3.7% -20.9% -25.4% -29.9% -27.1%

























50 82,625

1,375 893,750

1,375 893,750




YEAR TO DATE AMENITY INCOME 67,588 25,203 86,900 154,335 103,828 173,435 185,350

33,310 3,655 276,027 167,653 491,356 26,661 70,872 67,659 126,793 -

OPERATING EXPENSES 1,063,735 11,156 140,551 53,234 159,758 393,510 96,073 261,755 53,753 938,986 246,805 61,299 387,137 9,391 1,095,250 155,830 673,501 22,207 62,018 127,170 120,662 -

ACTUAL (996,147) 14,047 (53,651) 101,101 (55,930) (220,075) 89,277 (261,755) (35,599) (938,986) (242,195) (61,299) (353,827) (5,736) (819,223) 11,823 (182,145) 4,454 8,854 (59,511) 6,131 -




18,154 4,610

2,956 (3,341)



0.0% 0.0%





0.0% 0.0%

663 908,875




YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAVORABLE BUDGET (UNFAVOR) (1,014,656) 18,509 8,645 5,402 (55,297) 1,646 105,517 (4,416) (85,191) 29,261 (263,202) 43,127 113,253 (23,976) (282,500) 20,745 (33,181) (2,418) (983,554) 44,568 (209,895) (32,300) (63,559) 2,260 (420,979) 67,152 (5,596) (140) (849,853) 30,630 8,211 3,612 (126,787) (55,358) 8,675 (4,221) 5,788 3,066 (53,341) (6,170) 16,378 (10,247) -

Prior Year (2016) VARIANCE FAVORABLE ACTUAL (UNFAVOR) (954,791) (41,356) 10,360 3,687 (78,128) 24,477 93,772 7,329 (60,742) 4,812 (217,147) (2,928) 109,996 (20,719) (262,540) 785 (36,129) 530 (1,029,660) 90,674 (212,255) (29,940) (58,524) (2,775) n/a (5,174) (562) (793,664) (25,559) 7,960 3,863 (181,344) (801) 6,761 (2,307) 11,627 (2,773) (65,130) 5,619 20,490 (14,359) 1,434 (1,434)




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





171,435 (712) 15,125 185,848

52 â&#x20AC;¢ JANUARY 2018




2017 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES- As of November 30, 2017 (Unaudited) New Capital Projects CCTV Cameras - Replacements Dog Park Fencing




Spent to Date

Public Safety




Public Works/Laure




Under (Over) 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





Public Works/Clubh





2016 Carryover Projects Carry Over Pole Barn

Ski Hill

12-70 203,650 Adjusted Budget











Capital Reserve Projects 2017 Ford Police Interceptor

Public Safety




2017 Ford Police Interceptor

Public Safety





Laurel Park Access Gates

Public Safety





CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety





Network Printer Main and North Gate Public Safety Dog Park Fencing

Public Safety





Public Works/Laure





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




Rental Equipment Replacement (Rotation) Marina Docks

Ski Hill




Public Works/Marin





Public Works/Pools





Solar Cover Reel






Killerspin MyT10 Clubpro Table Tennis Table OSC Playground






Public Works/Recre










Flooring - Nautilus Area










Golf Maintenance Siding Replacement

Public Works/Golf M 19-90



6,500 12,600

Main Pool Repair

(1,017) 7,500

(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



(7,660) 3,644


2500 Series Pickup Truck





Snow Plows (2)






Backhoe Major Repair/Refurbish

Facilities Maintenan





Road Paving - Small Projects & Guard Rails

Public Works





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

Public Works





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

Public Works





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





(10,000) *

Stormwater Management - Small Culvert Replacement

Public Works





Stormwater Management - Swale & Miscellaneous Repair

Public Works




35,824 16,344

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





PC/Workstation Inventory Replacement





PC/POS Inventory Replacement






Network 10GB Transceivers (2)






Network POE Switches (2) Community Signs






Public Works/Signa





APC Power Backups & Wireless Access Points Lodge Decking and Brick Repoint






Public Works/Lodge 80-90




Public Works/Lodge 80-91




Lodge AC Unit Unbudgeted Capital North Rec Building Repairs



8,900 **


Genie Lift Major Repairs

Public Works


9,915 **


Kiddie Pool Major Repairs

Public Works


2,275 **


POA HVAC Replacement Unit

Public Works


1,686 **


Truck 200 - Major Repair

Public Works


Reach in Cooler - Complete Rebuild

Public Works


2,500 **


2,431 1,220,635

* Prior Carry Over


Adjusted Budget







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

Total All Funds

1,424,285 Adjusted Budget

33,111 1,457,396


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A beautiful and cold December 14 afternoon! Picture submitted by John Hinton

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Tipping men and women who work in the food service industry is commonplace in the United States, where citizens typically tip between 15 and 20 percent when dining out at restaurants. But travelers about to depart for overseas destinations may want to familiarize themselves with the practices regarding gratuities before their planes touch down. Some countries automatically add gratuities onto customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bills. For example, the government in Dubai mandates that a 10 percent service charge be added to all hotel, restaurant and bar bills. This service charge is then divided by the staff at the establishment, making the charge the equivalent of a tip. Diners in Morocco, where the gratuity is sometimes included in the bill, might be surprised to learn that a 10 percent tip in that country is considered generous. Tips are included in the bill in Costa Rica, where travelers need not feel obligated to leave any additional gratuities. Service is often included in the bill within the United Kingdom as well, though travelers should inspect the bill before assuming gratuity was included. Visitors to Spain should not feel obligated to leave a gratuity larger than 13 percent, and even a tip in the range of 7 percent is considered acceptable.

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54 • DECEMBER 2017

ATM fees on the rise There is a fee for almost everything these days and nothing is worse than the one charged by the ATM.


Happy Holidays from the Golf and Golf Maintenance Department

Paying money to access one’s own money is a frustration that continues to grow. USA Today reports that the average fee for ATMs rose 2.6 percent last year and they are up 55 percent from ten years ago. One big reason for the increases is the fact that customers are no longer using cash as much as they were before and banks are forced to up their fees to pay for the ATM machines. Fortunately, ATM fees can be avoided with a little planning. suggests getting cash back at a store for free instead of relying on a machine. Finding a local bank that doesn’t charge fees and identifying several other locations in town within your network will help in a pinch if you need cash but don’t want to purchase to get it.

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Members of the Hideout Help A Hero Fund paid a visit to the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen/St. Francis Commons Shelter for homeless Veterans in downtown Scranton and made a $500 donation. Representatives from the group also presented the kitchen/shelter with a large donation of personal care items, which were collected by students at the Newberry Elementary School in Howell, New Jersey. Pictured above is Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, director, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen/St. Francis Commons Shelter for homeless Veterans; Bob Wiegand, President, Hideout Help A Hero Fund; Bill Wagner, Vice President, Hideout Help A Hero Fund. Bob Wiegand’s daughter is a teacher at the Newberry Elementary School. The collection was a part of the school’s Veterans Day program.

New Year’s celebrations across the globe Much of the world rings in the new year in grand fashion. Celebrations may include fireworks, concerts and, of course, champagne. But while there might be common elements to New Year’s celebrations regardless of geography, the parties can vary greatly depending on where celebrants happen to be. The following are some of the more raucous places in the world to ring in the new year.

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New York, NY The famed London Eye is at Times Square is in the heart of midtown the center of one of the world’s Manhattan and is a sight to behold any time of most stunning New Year’s year. But the New Year’s celebration in Times Square is a truly unique event that many people celebrations. insist they must experience at least once in their lifetimes. Each year, roughly one million revelers gather at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, so anyone planning to attend the celebration should aim to get there long before midnight if they want to see the famed ball drop. Paris, France Fireworks dominate the Parisians’ celebration of the dawn of a new year. The world renowned Champs-Elysees is lined with revelers who can’t wait to catch a glimpse of the fireworks that explode from the Eiffel Tower at the stroke of midnight. Sydney, Australia Fireworks fanatics who can’t make it to the City of Light might want to book a trip down under to Sydney. Each year, revelers in Sydney gather to witness awe-inspiring fireworks displays that explode from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and some surrounding buildings. The Sydney waterfront adds to the celebratory ambiance. London, England New Year’s waterfront celebrations are not exclusive to Sydney, as London also hosts celebratory fireworks displays along the River Thames. When the fireworks are finished exploding from the tower around Big Ben, one of the world’s most recognizable tourist attractions, the magic then continues at another of London’s famous landmarks, the London Eye. Fireworks explode from the famed ferris wheel as Londoners ring in the new year in style. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil New Year’s revelers who want something slightly different might want to try Rio, where residents take to the beaches to celebrate the dawn of a new year. Flowers are thrown into the waves at the stroke of midnight before the city erupts into parties loaded with dancing and music.

Always eager to spend time together socializing and dancing, The Hideout Line Dancers gathered at The Arts Center on December 7 for a Holiday Celebration. Pictured are (top row): Laura Hinton, Audrey Straczynski, Sharon Carroll, Judy Britton, Rita Dispenziere, Adrienne Kropa, Carol Phillips, and Ann Rannacher. Bottom row are: Angela Mennona, Sue Dimmick, Marily Berrie, and Ginny Stappert.

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stop procrastinating. Why stick with the obvious? Here are some resolutions that will make 2018 a little more interesting.

1. Master some jokes. Why resolve to be more social if you don’t know what to do when you get to the party? Try to find a selection of one-liners that will work in a variety of situations. Find a longish joke that will be suitable to tell at lunch with a friend. Maybe a spicy joke to tell a really good friend. But always have a sweet joke to tell someone’s mother. 2. Learn a useful phrase in three languages. Hey, you want to be debonair? Here’s your chance. Go for Arabic and Mandarin if you are adventurous. If you want laughs, learn something silly. With one resolution, you tick off ‘learn something new.’ Done. 3. Learn to juggle. A good party trick that will get everyone else involved and keep you busy while listening to YouTube videos. Hey, you aren’t wasting time. 4. Give yourself a big win. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that only 8 percent of resolvers keep their resolutions. That leaves 92 percent feeling like failures. They are resolving the wrong things. Instead, try something that you have a good chance of accomplishing: - Always drink beer during a football game. If you break this resolution, you’ve probably quit drinking. Win. - Spend more money on fun. If you break this resolution, you are saving more money. - Never buy another organizational basket. So, if you do break down, you are getting organized. - Never go to a gym. No sweat. But if you find yourself sweating, more’s all the better. - Never become a circus acrobat. Unless you are one now, this is a resolution you can keep.

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

Puzzle answers from page 45 CRYPTO FUN ANSWERS A. folder B. sorting C. closet D. cull

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

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

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

Please Contact Debbie McGowan at to announce your child’s birthday in The Hideabout Newspaper by the fifteenth of the previous month.

The Past Year

Obituary Guidelines

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


Your picture will be returned upon request.

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

and names of children, number of


• Services/Mass/Cemetery information.

Some of us lost close souls we adored Some of us opened those unlockable doors Some of us promised to stay close near or far Some of us wished on the brightest of stars Some said; “I Love You!” each chance that they had Some who could never wanted so bad Some saw a dream

Area Worship Services

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

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

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

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

come into view Some of us never thought dreams could come true Whichever occurred to you through the past year Sit back and remember the laughter the tears Promise yourself something put aside all you fear And look towards tomorrow in the coming New Year. WOLRAD/2017

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 classified ad on our website at

• 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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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


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

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

Name: Mailing address: Contract Phone: Date:


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

(570) 698-7465

1002 Forest Lane POA Member

Have a concern? Here’s who to call

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

POA Phone Extensions (570) 698-4100


Dial (570) plus number

Call serviced within 24 hours! Most same day!


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

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

• Free Estimates • Fully Insured Visit our website:

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

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

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

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

Tel: (570) 352-5351


Chris Wakely Owner Operated

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

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

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

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

New & Lightly Used BLOWOUT Home Decor ~ Antiques ~ SALES Gifts ~ Jewelry on all Women’s Accessories holiday & Clothes items! Upscale Consigned Clothes for Women & much more!

All tucked inside a beautiful 2700 sq. ft. Victorian Home on Route 191 in Hamlin Shop our relaxing atmostphere and get inspired by our beautifully decorated rooms! Mon., Thurs., Fri. 10-4 Sat. 10-5, PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHOP LOCAL!

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


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

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

Other Helpful Numbers Emergency Dial “911”

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

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

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


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


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


- Stump Grinding

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

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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY A to Z Maintenance Page 7 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 19 All Trades Construction Services, Inc. Page 11 Allatto’s Painting Page 56 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 22 Aurel’s TV & Appliances Page 24 Blooming Grove Sand & Gravel Page 56 Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 13 BTM Flooring Page 14 Bug E. Bug Pest Control Page 48 Canine Connection Page 59 Carey Construction Page 10 Carley’s Discount Store Page 56 Carman Electrical Svc., Inc. Page 6 CBS Construction, LLC. Page 56 Century 21 - Hamlin Office Page 49 Christopher Farrell, Attorney at Law Page 11 CM’s Construction, Inc. Page 10 Colors Unite Painting Page 48 Cover All Painting Co. Page 23 Curt Putman’s Tree Service Page 59 Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery LLC Page 56 Duffy Plumbing Page 19 Elite Home Improvement, Inc. Page 56 ERA One Source Realty Page 7 Eva’s Play Pups Page 10 Falcon Oil & Propane Page 14 Family First Vision Center Page 48 Forbes Pest Control Page 59 Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 48 Green Man Exterminator, LLC Page 59 Heller’s Gas Page 23

Huckabee Plumbing Service Integra Clean & Dry JT’s Painting & Contracting

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James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Page 41 Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Page 59 JNJ Painting & More Page 26 John T. Bolles General Contracting Page 48 John’s Italian Restaurant Page 24 KELCLEAN Page 22 Kenneth Burger Contracting Page 12 Koberlein Septic Page 18 Lakeside Home Rentals Page 56 Liberty Restaurant Page 6 Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc. Page 48 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 26 Modern Hearing Aid Solutions Page 12 Nikolas Plumbing and Heating LLC Page 56 Past Impressions Page 59 Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA Page 15 Precision Tree Co. Page 59 Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services Page 59 RE/MAX BEST Page 2 Resnick’s Mattress Warehouse Page 26 Scotty’s Services Inc. Page 24 Serenity Plowing Page 11 Shingle Me Page 12 Ski Big Bear Page 48 Spring Garden Chinese Buffet Page 3 St. Mary’s Villa Page 22 Sunshine Primitives Page 56 Telespond Senior Service, Inc. Page 18 The Roof Brothers, Inc. Page 23

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