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PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Towanda, PA 18848 Permit No. 480 The Hideabout 640 The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436 Change Service Requested

Life is better in a Gold Star Community


640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA

2019-2020 Board of Directors

l to r: Andrew Miller - Asst. Treasurer, Richard Yocum - Treasurer, Marie Krauss - Director, Louis Delli Santi - Secretary, Jerry Restaino - President, Paul Spiese, III - Vice President, and Michael Terranova - Chairman

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“We are thankful to be part of this amazing community and thank you for all your support.” Tim & Heather Meagher

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President’s Message


ongratulations to Lou Delli Santi and Andrew Miller on their Board election victories. The following are the 2019-2020 officers for the POA Board: President Jerry Restaino Chairman Michael Terranova Vice President Paul Spiese Treasurer Richard Yocum Assistant Treasurer Andrew Miller Secretary Lou Delli Santi Director Marie Krauss

At the November 15th Executive Session the Board will approve appointments/ re-appointments to various committees. It is standard for each committee to elect their chairperson or co-chairpersons. I am aware of vacancies on some committees, which will be discussed on the 15th. By the time you read this article all power watercraft have been taken out of the Lakes, and our drawdown has begun. It would be a good idea to use this time before the lakes freeze to determine what, if any, repairs need to be made to your dock(s) and/or bulkhead. Also, if you have not done so already put permanent lot numbers on your dock(s). We are starting a storm water project in the South Fairway area to determine what caused all of the flooding. The Board has approved Larry Frotten to hire a civil engineer to assist us in this venture. One school of thought is that “there has always been water in that area and a lot of runoff comes from the farm adjacent to our property”. However, that position is one view and I am not willing to simply accept that comment as being controlling. Storm water concerns/problems will be an on-going issue for the entire community. We will be making informed decisions with the assistance of our civil engineer. Contrary to some opinions, RS&W is addressing the terrible odor from the sewerage system. In fact, they are going to put in another odor reduction station (from the front gate to their plant) to help alleviate the problem. Most importantly, RS&W has hired specialists to assist their staff in reducing and hopefully eliminating most of the odor. Every home in the Hideout has at least one 1½” or 2” vent pipe from the internal waste system that goes through the roof. That is your internal vent. There is also a green, black or white PVC pipe by the road for each residence, which is connected to the sewer line from your home to the underground sewer connections. The gooseneck is a breather

and is installed at required intervals. The other PVC pipe is a clean out. They are required by the plumbing and sanitary codes. I raise this issue to confirm that the new sewer system is working as it should. We have no complaints about the sewer system; we have complaints about water and debris, which we have been and will continue to address to reach closure on these problems. On Friday, October 4, the soft opening for the Bistro on the Green was held. In my opinion the hostess and wait staff were terrific, and the food was wonderful. Chef Joe Infante and his kitchen staff presented culinary delights. None of this would have happened without the inspiration, guidance and tutelage of Food and Beverage manager, Karen Kegel. Kudos to Karen and her entire staff. For those of you who have not partaken of the food and beverage at the Clubhouse be it the Bistro or the Pub, come in and give it a try. What have you got to lose? Join the growing list of those who have very positive comments to make about the entire Clubhouse facility. The Budget Committee approved the Capital and Operations budgets and the Board will meet on November 18th to review those proposed budgets. In accordance with our Bylaws before the Board can vote, adopt, and accept those Budgets they must be posted for thirty (30) days and then presented to the community. Community Budget Review will be on December 7th and the Board Budget vote will be on December 14th. Important November dates: November 5 Election Day – Vote for your candidate(s) November 11 Veterans Day November 12 Full Moon!!! November 28 Thanksgiving Enjoy Thanksgiving Day. Take a moment to reflect on your personal circumstances and what gives you meaning and satisfaction. As indicated in a prior column it is probably a good time to check on your snow blower and get it ready for the winter. Stay well, warm and safe, Jerry



Community Manager’s Message


he leaves are falling and the beautiful colors of Fall are fading giving us another task - raking leaves. This is the time where our employees are busy, as we all are, getting ready for the winter months that will be upon us very shortly. There is much work to be done by our employees securing our facilities for the cold temperatures that are surely coming. The Ski Hill is busy renovating the facility and equipment. Golf is making preparations to close and preserve our wonderful course. Maintenance is busy getting our snow and ice equipment ready for whatever Mother Nature brings us, closing all our outdoor restrooms, closing our pools and securing the outdoor furniture and equipment we will not make use of during the off season. Recreation is securing various amenities that are under their control. Much work that our employees do so very well because of their past experiences and training.

The off season is also a time for some of our amenities to receive enhancements. The Ski Hill will be replacing its rope tow at the bunny hill. The new improvement will be a magic carpet replacing the old rope tow. This new feature is a significant safety improvement over the old method of carrying younger skiers on the small hill. Installation of the improved system will be completed before the Ski Hill opens. Other added features include a new concrete surface for the skating rink and a new concrete floor for the warming building that will also have 10 picnic tables for members’ use. A used groomer has been added making the Ski Hill more efficient. The new groomer will also enhance the tube run potentially adding more runs thereby allowing for greater use. A

renovated snack bar in the Lodge will offer patrons a better menu. Should Mother Nature cooperate, we would hopefully see the hill open before Christmas. We encourage all to partake of this wonderful amenity and enjoy the enhancements made during this off season. Northeast PA offers a variety of weather conditions that all of us who have spent winter months in the Hideout will attest to. We ask you to be especially vigilant when driving in adverse weather conditions. The Hideout takes pride in the efforts our maintenance personnel take in keeping our roads as safe as possible with plowing and treatment of icy conditions. We would ask members to do their part by not impeding their efforts. The Hideout roads are well maintained during the winter months; however, unexpected winter events can make the task very difficult. November is also a time for us to give thanks with the Thanksgiving holiday upon us. A time for families and friends to come together and share enjoyable conversation and of course delicious food. The Hideout is blessed to have such dedicated members and staff. The Hideout is a great place because these people, through their work ethic and volunteering, make it a premium community. On behalf of all the POA and our employees, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and hope your holiday is one where you gather with family and friends and truly enjoy a time of reflection and friendship.

NOTICE This communication is to inform you of a new Board of Directors Motion (19-79), effective January 1, 2020, which reads as follows: That a current as-built survey, indicating property lines, setbacks, and final locations of all permanent structures, be required for ECC permitting review/issuance as well as for residential resale inspections to occur. Motion made by Paul Spiese seconded by Lou Delli Santi and carried 7-0. (09/21/2019) Until an As-Built Survey of the subject lot is submitted, we will, unfortunately, not be able to move forward in any permit or resale requests. It is the responsibility of the current owner and/or their representative to facilitate surveying efforts via a professional land surveyor. Please note that a permit is not required through The Hideout to have an As-Built Survey performed, nor does The Hideout receive any monetary gain as a result of this new requirement. We appreciate your understanding of this new rule as it is intended to ensure that the final locations of all permanent structures existing on the property in question are known, documented, and are not negatively impacting our community’s established property lines, setbacks, and easements.




Chairman's Message I

hope everyone is enjoying the fall foliage, this year's seems to be unusually colorful.

I would like to congratulate Lou Deli Santi and Andrew Miller on their recent win in our annual election for the Board of Directors. I look forward to working with them. During our Annual Board Meeting, the following positions on the Board were decided as follows: President, Jerry Restiano, Myself as the Chairman, Vice-President, Paul Spiese, Secretary, Lou Deli Santi, Treasurer, Richard Yocum, Director, Marie Krause, Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Miller. I'm sure that this Board will continue to make strides in enhancing The Hideout's amenities and lifestyle. I would like to address trash and recycling. Recently, there was yet another repair to one of our compactors. It was a direct result of non household items being placed in the compactor. If any members have any questions about what types of items are considered household trash, please contact our Environmental Manager, Ryan Hill. There is also a sign at the compactors stating "Household Trash Only" with a list of unacceptable items. In the coming year, there will be new rules and regulations concerning how we will accept household trash.

As always, please be respectful of our staff while in the performance of their assigned duties. Also, be respectful of our members and their families and guests. I little kindness goes a long way. The Hideout Board of Directors and department managers have been working diligently on the 2020 budget. I can assure our membership that we will continue to stabilize spending without cutting services to the membership. We, the Board of Directors, are bringing The Hideout into the 21st century. New technology to streamline our purchasing and consumer shopping in each department. Status quo will no longer cut it. Every item we purchase will be examined and we will consumer shop for the lowest price. The Hideout is no longer a small mom and pop operation. It has evolved into a multi million dollar corporation. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Time to spend with family and friends, making memories and reminiscing about past holidays. I would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to our members and their families and to all of The Hideout staff and their families.

NOVEMBER 2019 • 5


Environmental Corner H ey folks,

I hope the month of October was an enjoyable one with family time spent outdoors, making the most out of the changing foliage and crisper temperatures.

If your lot was decorated for Halloween, current rules indicate that those decorations are to be taken down no later than 2 weeks after that particular holiday has passed. If corn stalks are being left on display for Thanksgiving, please ensure there are no corn cobs attached as it could be perceived as feeding of wildlife. Any decaying pumpkins should also be discarded. If you are continuing to maintain fallen leaves, please do not blow them out and onto the roadway or our lakes. Ensure that all leaf litter/debris is not obstructing your ditches, culverts, or swales as is required per our Protective Covenants. Leaf litter in these areas prevents stormwater from being conveyed away to where it needs to go, and will cause issues to not only your property, but neighboring lots as well. Roamingwood Lake will begin to appear lower than normal as the yearly drawdown event will be underway. We are anticipating a 5’ drawdown of the lake this year, and homeowners are encouraged to make any necessary arrangements

with their docks as is necessary. Removal of docks is not required, but many residents do a full or partial removal to prevent ice damage. A 25’ by 25’ wide, 6’ high Deer Exclusion Zone is being established along Antler Road near the POA for educational purposes. Native plantings will occur both inside and outside of the screened area, to allow members to view the impacts of deer browsing pressure side by side. A variety of invasive/non-native plants, such as Multiflora Rose, were removed from the zone and signage will be made available in the area to inform the community on the purpose of the visual study.

Local Naturalist, Ed Wesley will present on Monarch Butterfly’s Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Main Lodge between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

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

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

The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

The beginning of Fall also marks the start of the great migration for the fourth generation of our Monarch Butterflies. Throughout October, you likely witnessed an abundance of these winged beauties floating about in the fall breeze, enjoying your flower gardens in preparation for their trip to the mountainous fir forests of southcentral Mexico. From the Hideout, that’s close to a 2,500 mile trip! Here are a few fun facts about this staple insect: • Monarch larvae only feed on milkweed, so loss of this plant results in Monarch population losses. To help offset this, please plant native milkweed seeds throughout the fall! • Monarchs undergo four stages during one life cycle between February through October, resulting in four different butterflies until the fourth generation makes the journey south. Stages 1-3 result in the winged adult only living 2-6 weeks, whereas stage 4 lives 6-8 months until starting the process all over.

• Another butterfly, the Viceroy, engages in mimicry to look almost identical to Monarchs with the exception of a lateral band located on the hind wing. Monarchs are not palatable due to the toxins they ingest from Milkweed, whereas Viceroys are rather tasty to birds and the like. • Once reaching their destination in the hills of Mexico, the Monarchs lay dormant until conditions are right to mate, at which time they then will travel back up north returning to areas with milkweed plants where they will lay their eggs. • As a member of Order Lepidoptera, the Monarch is holometabolous, undergoing complete metamorphosis as it develops from an egg to larvae (a caterpillar), a larva to pupa (a hanging chrysalis), and finally, pupa to a winged adult.

Info courtesy of: fall-migrating-monarchs

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Public Safety Corner A s the year is rapidly coming to a close I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Very Happy and Safe Holiday Season. Also during this time of year, I would like to remind motorists that the speed limit in The Hideout is 25 mph with the exception of Antler Road, which is 15 mph. Motorists are reminded that the Public Safety Department will be out strictly enforcing the community's 25 mph speed limit throughout The Hideout with special attention given to the Safety Zones. With the rough driving weather closing in on us, please slow down and allow yourself more time to reach your destination. Let’s end this year on a positive note. Please be mindful of your speed and courteous to the pedestrians while driving in The Hideout. As a reminder, with the upcoming winter weather and the need for snow plowing and snow removal, members are reminded to park their vehicles no less than (5) feet from the edge of any paved roadway in the community. The fine for

parking on any street in The Hideout is $25.00. During a snow emergency the fine is elevated to $50.00. This fine is imposed not only during the snow event but also stays in effect throughout the winter months when there is a need for the Maintenance Department to keep the shoulders of the roads pushed back. Members are also reminded that a major concern of the Maintenance Department, during the winter snow removal season, is the portable basketball hoops that seem to be popping up on the roadways, especially in cul-de-sacs. All members are advised to please remove these basketball hoops which are, not only, a hindrance to snow removal but also a safety concern. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Enjoy everything The Hideout has to offer!

We have Online Gate Access Residents can register guests online without having to call the gate. You not only have the ability to register your guests online but also on your mobile device. 1. Members must be in good standing 2. Members must first fill out the registration form to setup a login on our website at The Registration form is under the Resource tab then click on Gate Access. 3. You will receive a confirmation from The Hideout once you register.

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



Public Works Corner


hile the full feel of Autumn has arrived and shrouded Northeast PA, we are busy preparing for winter. Maintenance is utilizing this month to prepare facilities and equipment for the impending temperature drop.

Before winter, please pull any décor or personal property back from the roads edge, at least ten feet. The plows will need this space to push any snow back. Also, keep the spring thaw in mind. Culverts and swales adjacent to the property should be cleared of leaves, branches, and other debris. Negligence at one property will affect others as well as the integrity of community roads. Safety Tips: • Wash your hands. One of the best ways to avoid getting sick is to wash them regularly and thoroughly. Use warm water, plenty of soap, and wash for at least 30 seconds. • If you’re a workaholic and get sick, avoid going to work and spreading it to your team. Your boss and coworkers will thank you because group productivity

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

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Registration Corner T he month of November is traditionally the start of the holiday season. As the days get colder, we enjoy the beauty and fragrance of NE PA. The fresh clean air, falling leaves, wood fires and the smells of vegetables and pies baking in the oven. It is also the month that we FALL BACK to Eastern Standard Time. Remember to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday night, November 2. Election Day is Tuesday Nov. 5, we remind you to PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE!! This year, Veterans Day is on Monday November 11. Take time out of your busy schedule to remember all our men and women who have and are serving in our Armed Forces to protect this Great Nation. Here in Registration we are actively gearing up for the upcoming New Year. Paperwork is being processed, stickers are being ordered, and plans are being made to make revalidation more efficient and member friendly. With the holidays rapidly approaching, when ordering on line remember to

list your physical address; as well as your “mailing address”. If you have a mailbox here in The Hideout… DO NOT USE “P. O. BOX”, only the “number” The Hideout, Lake Ariel PA 18436. Fed Ex, UPS or any ground delivery, will deliver to your physical address. You must have a Hideout Mailbox to receive any merchandise being shipped USPS. Not all members have a Hideout mailing address; this situation arises with Amazon deliveries. Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 28. Enjoy the day with family and friends giving thanks to our men and women in the Armed Forces, medical fields, fire and police for protecting our Nation and coming to the aid of our citizens during crisis. THE POA OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 28.


NOVEMBER 2019 • 7

Food & Beverage News and Upcoming Events

BISTRO ON THE GREEN Kitchen Hours Thursday 4:00-9:00 p.m. Friday 4:00-10:00 p.m. Saturday 4:00-10:00 p.m. Sunday 4:00-8:00 p.m.

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CLUBHOUSE PUB KITCHEN HOURS Monday 4-9 p.m. Tuesday 4 p.m.-TBD (bar only) Wednesday 4 p.m.-TBD (bar only) Thursday 4-9 p.m. Friday 4-10 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. HAPPY HOUR 4-6 p.m. - Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4-6 p.m. - Sunday You are welcome to stay for drinks after the kitchen is closed.

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Sign up at the Clubhouse we have a sheet by the hostess stand. Please come at 12 to set up. All types of chili are welcomed. Please write an ingredient card (you do not need to give your measurements or recipes away, it’s for anyone needing to know what’s in it for allergies) 1, 2, & 3 prizes will be awarded. BRING THE HEAT!

Food & Beverage Events

November 2 - Lennie James - Blues Acoustic in the Clubhouse 8-11 p.m. November 9 - Hindsight in the Clubhouse 8 p.m.-Midnight November 16 - Jimmy Brown in the Clubhouse 8 p.m.-Midnight November 22 - Billy D DJ in the Clubhouse 8 p.m.-Midnight November 27 - Friendsgiving Eve Potluck in the Clubhouse kitchen closed, bar open November 28 - Thanksgiving - Clubhouse Closed November 30 - Craft Fair at the Main Lodge Small menu available 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Monday Night - $10 Dinner Specials 4-9 p.m. Tuesday - Featured Drink Special 4 p.m. Wednesday - Featured Drink Special 4 p.m. Thursday Night - Clam Night 4-9 p.m. (doz.-$7) Friday Night - In Additions 5-10 p.m. Saturday Night - In Additions 5-10 p.m. Sunday Night - Football specials 5-8 p.m.

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


HIDEOUT POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS Lisa Green - Community Relations Manager/Editor/Advertising Editor


Jerry Restaino, President Andrew Miller, Asst. Treasurer Paul Spiese, III Vice President Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Michael Terranova, Chairman Marie Krauss, Director Richard Yocum, Treasurer

Assistant Secretary

Larry Frotten - Jill Metschulat -


Larry Frotten - Community Manager - Joseph Kozuch - Public Safety Director - Brad Schumacher - Facility Manager - Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed. - Environmental Manager - Karen Kegel - Food & Beverage Manager - John Boandl - Recreation Manager - Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent - Donald Yocum - IT Manager - Brooke Craven - Human Resources Manager - Alex Lutzi - Golf Pro Shop Manager - George Reinhold - Ski Hill Manager - Frank Trinisewski - Financial 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. Ad proofs are developed by The Hideabout for use in The Hideabout Newspaper only. The advertiser does not have the right to reproduce the ad in any other place or publication. Any concerns with ads placed in The Hideabout Newspaper must be addressed by the fifteenth of the month. Thank you.

There are QR codes at the Main and North gates for The Hideabout Newspaper and The Hideabout Extra. So, please let your friends and family know that when they stop at the gate to get their pass, if they scan the QR codes with their smart phones they will have easy assess to our monthly and bimonthly publications. Thank you! BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE LIAISON LIST 2019-2020 ECC COMMITTEE Paul Spiese BUDGET COMMITTEE Richard Yocum DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE Andrew Miller FOOD & BEVERAGE COMMITTEE Marie Krauss COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Lou Delli Santi GOLF COMMITTEE Lou Delli Santi LAKES COMMITTEE Andrew Miller LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE Richard Yocum


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NOVEMBER 2019 • 9

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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


• 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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Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes - 10/9/19 Call to Order: Peter Boyer - Chairperson Pledge of Allegiance Present: Peter Boyer - Chairperson, Andy Vuolo, Laura Rusnak, Michele Popadynec, Rich Straczynski, John Thompson, Michael Terranova – Board Liaison, Tina Fairfax – Facilities Coordinator, Excused: Karl Englert, Richard Maxwell, Robert Addieg Minutes from meeting on August 14, 2019 for approval. Any changes, questions or comments: The minutes were approved without any changes. Motion to accept: Michelle Popadynec Second by: Andy Vuolo All in favor DISCUSSION

we were informed by the Post Office that this was an expensive thing to do. We will check in again with the Post Master to address the possibilities of larger mailboxes. North Gate Parking Lot off Avoy Road (going into the Main Entrance):

The committee was informed that there is a pothole in this area and that you have to turn into it slowly. The committee also discussed how coming out of the parking lot can be dangerous. Mike Terranova informed the committee that the Board is aware of the issue and are in the very early stages of developing a plan to centralize all Public Safety functions at the Main Lodge. Once all of the logistics are worked out and the plan is in effect, they can turn to the issue of getting in and out of the parking area. Seal Coating:

The committee discussed where we stand with sealcoating and crack sealing of out roads. Brad explained that he has calls out • Peter introduced new Facilities Manager, to several contractors regarding assisting with Brad Schumacher. The committee welcomed getting this done. He went on to explain that him and many members commented on what at this time, none of our current Maintenance a good job the Maintenance Department has staff knows how to safely operate the tar kettle that we have. A discussion ensued regarding been doing. • Brad introduced new Maintenance how important it is to properly maintain Supervisor, Craig Rafaniello. He told the the roads need and the costs/benefits of committee that he and Craig are looking contracting this type of job out or handling it forward to working with them and how in-house. Brad informed the committee that valuable he finds their input to be. he needs at least a 3 - 5 man seal coating team to do the job in-house as. Mike inquired if he has enough staff to assemble a team of Dog Park: 3 if Public Safety assisted with traffic control. Brad responded that he does and has feelers The fencing in the back of the park needs out for someone who can come and train inspection and repair as it seems to have the team. It was suggested that perhaps a been clipped by mowers getting too close. Brad was asked if anything could be done to local Craftco dealer offers training or maybe alleviate this in the future and Brad explained online training is available. Brad will look into that additional education of staff will be done building a team, having them properly trained and putting together a schedule. The idea of so they don’t get so close to the fence. having seasonal/part-time employees to do seal coating was discussed. It was mentioned that there are some holes in the area that need additional dirt in them. Trash & Recycling Center: Brad said that this will be taken care of. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

It was asked if a concrete pad could be put at the entrance to the Dog Park and a shovel placed there in order to remove snow in the winter. Brad will look into having this done.

The concrete by the center dumpster going into the compactors is broken. Something needs to be done about cars parking right in front of the dumpsters.

Main Lodge: Michelle informed the committee that some pieces of the obstacle course hade come lose The restroom toilets need to have caulking but this has been fixed. replaced. North Mailboxes: Mike Terranova: The committee was informed that there Mike welcomed Brad & Craig to the team were potholes at the entrance to the North and stated that he was confident that they Mailboxes. Brad and Craig informed the were going to do a great job and if there was committee that they would have cold patch anything he could do to help, to please let put the hole(s). him know. Rich thanked the Maintenance Department for cleaning the bugs out of the lights. It was Motion to adjourn: 10:00 am mentioned that the general mailbox area Motion by: Michele Popadynec needs more attention (cobwebs, etc.) Craig informed the committee that he will direct his Second by: Andy Vuolo staff to pay more attention to this area as well Next meeting: 9:00 AM, November 9, 2019 as the Main Mailboxes. A question was asked about having larger mailboxes installed. It was explained that



Lakes Committee Draft Minutes of Meeting - 9/28/19

Chair: Iggy Rivera Members: Charlie Durkin, Kent Fairfield, Arnie Milidantri, Bob Reimers, Judy Restaino, Jeff Silverman Staff: Ryan Hill, Nick Ardito Board: Barry Neiss Excused: Steve Flapan, Jim McLoone, Rick Nolte Guests: Ruth Freck, Pat Rohr

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written with a motion by J. e Silverman, a second by K. Fairfield and approval by all (6-0-0). Charlie Durkin, who has been a member of the Lakes Committee for years and is moving out of The Hideout, was thanked for his service. He, in turn, thanked everyone for their support and stated that he was happy to have been a part of the committee. He then gave a brief summary of what has transpired over the years.

Ryan then introduced Nick Ardito, the new supervisor of Public Safety, who introduced Patrick, one of the boat officers. They summarized some of the boat issues over e the summer. The boater safety certificates did not seem to be a problem but the 100’ rule did. Non-power boats should stay within 100’ of shore, especially on the weekends. A few inflatables were also left anchored out in the lake. There were minimal other incidents on the lake but the absence of lot numbers on many docks is a problem. Lot numbers on docks will be enforced in 2020. OLD BUSINESS: All old business that has been completed was not addressed. NEW BUSINESS: Dam Inspections: Dr. Givler inspected all 3 embankment dams and deemed them in good shape but with two recommendations: vegetation control at all three sites and outfalls below Roamingwood Dam need to be clearly identified. R. Hill will collaborate with Public Works to have these done. Nature Works: R. Hill anticipates approval for the replacement of the Entrance Pond Fountain as part of the 2020 budget. It will process 550 gallons a minute as compared to the old unit processing only 150. Spot treatments of algae/tape grass was done on all three lakes and the entrance pond on September 4. They have offered to conduct a trial run of AMP Activator which is a concentrated blend of proteins and surfactants to enhance the efficacy of aquatic pesticides and is patent pending. Applied biochemists would pay for the product and application. R. Hill is exploring the issue but will proceed with caution. Water Quality Monitoring Event: PH staff conducted their final Water Quality Analysis of the year on September 10. The TP numbers at Roamingwood were slightly elevated, perhaps due to weather patterns this year. HABs/Algae Blooms: A member posted a photo on Facebook on September 23 of an isolated algae bloom near her property along the northwestern shore

of Roamingwood. PH was consulted and drafted a communication which was put on Facebook to alleviate concerns. The bloom had dissipated that night after rain showers. It was likely caused by lack of rainfall, strangely high temperatures and the very wet spring which we had. R. Hill requests that concerns should be brought to his attention right away and not be posted on Facebook. Nutrient Separating Baffle Box: The device was delivered to Aspen Point on September 4. PH staff came on site on September 16 to inspect the items. It will most likely be installed near the basketball courts at North Beach. Buoys/Floating Structures/Docks/Boats: October 14 is the date to have boats removed from the marina. October 25 will probably be the date for the drawdown. New buoys will be purchased by the Recreation Department for 2020 based upon R. Hill’s recommendations. Outlet Structure Safety Enhancements: R. Hill had Craftsman provide a proposal for a safety railing to be fabricated and installed atop the outlet structure. The quote came in at $5915 which was higher than he expected so he is asking Public Works to reach out to some other companies for a better price. He is also asking Public Works to fabricate a lumber staircase from the roadway to the outlet structure for safety. A weatherproof storage lockbox to be anchored atop the outlet has been purchased from Tractor Supply for $243.79. A. Milidantri suggested an extra set of tools. R. Hill would also like to get a light post to illuminate the areas to make it easier for the patrols to check; perhaps also a camera. 40th Anniversary Watershed Management District Event: The event was nice but R. Hill was hoping for more networking with the WWMD officials. Rock Hazards: R. Hill had a phone conference with Mike Hartshorne of PH and a representative of RockFrac to explore the possibility of a pilot phase in a section of Roamingwood for 2020. They are reviewing the ingredients and any necessary permitting. He has put aside $10,000 for this endeavor which would be reallocated for another enhancement project if unable to use for rock removal. Comments: Ruth Freck took the floor and thanked Charlie Durkin for his service on the Lakes Committee. Barry Neiss, who has been the liaison from the Board and has always promoted all the expenditures necessary for the improvement of the lakes, was also thanked for his service. R. Hill will give an update on the 5 year Management Plan at the next meeting. The next meeting will be on October 26th. The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 with a motion by J. Silverman, a second by A. Milidantri and approval by all (6-0-0). Respectfully submitted, Judy Restaino

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Communications Committee Draft Meeting - 9/26/19 Minutes of Communication meeting – September 26, 2019

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Called to order at 11:35 a.m.

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Pledge of Allegiance Attendance: Terri Letteratis, Eileen Simon, Bernadette Zumbo, Judy Britton, Lyle Britton, Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager. Excused: Barbara Lauretano, Charlie Lauretano, Jerry Restaino Guest: John Thompson (Board Candidate) Minutes of August 23, 2019 Approved Motion to accept: Judy Britton Second by: Eileen Simon Old Business: 1. Lisa will follow-up with appropriate department on the walking path markings along Lakeview Drive. 2. There was further discussion about publishing the guidelines for renting a

Facebook - Looking to update name so it is easier to find and not confused with other Hideout named pages. Review and Discussion: • Lisa Green is chairperson of The Hideout’s 50th Anniversary celebration committee. It will take place next summer, dates yet to be determined. • There are many plans in progress for the celebration. The Communication Committee will be involved in researching the history and sharing that information with The Hideout Community during this period of celebration. Next meeting: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the POA Meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.


Hideout Woodworkers Business Meeting - 10/10/19 Pledge of Allegiance Meeting called to order by Andy Vuolo, he asked if there were any new members or guests present? There were none. John Gaspari read the minutes of the September meeting. A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as read. Ray Lubanski read the treasurer’s report. A motion was made and seconded to accept the report as read. Correspondence: None Sickness Distress: Bob Addieg is recovering from an upper respiratory infection. Committee Reports: Safety Training and Security: Ken Wenz is going to set up a safety training session with the Recreation Dept. Building and Equipment: The guard on the table saw must be replaced. Unfortunately, the part is no longer available from the manufacture. We are looking into purchasing an after-market part. Projects: -The Hutch for the new Bistro restaurant took 75 man-hours to complete. -Seven of the nine picnic tables to be placed in the ski hill warming building, are completed. The last two tables should be completed this week. -The Christmas toys are almost completed should be completed next week. Social: John Gaspari reported that sixteen golfers participated in the Woodworkers annual Rebuhn Classic golf tournament on Tuesday September 17th. Dave Dimmick won the first-place trophy and the

prestigious “Green Jacket” with an 18-hole net score of 62. After the tournament a luncheon was held in the club house. Karen Kagel thanked the woodworkers for the hutch we built for the new Bistro planed for the dining room. Larry Frotten also thanked the woodworkers for all the projects they have done for the POA; and in appreciation he said the cost of the luncheon was going to be paid for by the POA. The luncheon was a huge success and enjoyed by all that attended. A general discussion took place regarding annual Christmas luncheon to be held on December 10th. John Gaspari reported he will look into venues for this luncheon. Old Business: Andy stated that Article 6 section 2 of our By-Laws states; “A nominating committee of at least three members is to present a slate of officers at our October meeting”. Andy asked nominating committee to present the slate of officers. The committee reported the following slate of officers: President: Ken Wenz Vice President: Andy Vuolo Treasurer: Dave Dimmick Secretary: No nomination He asked for any nominations from the those members present, there were none! They’re being no further business a motion to adjourn was made and seconded. Meeting Adjourned

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Hideout POA Environmental The Control Committee Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 9/20/19 Agenda Friday, September 20th, 2019

Pledge Of Allegiance Present: Andy Vuolo, Jeffrey Ross Andy Vuolo, Jeffrey Ross


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Excused: Larry Leiberher

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Motiontotoapprove approve the the meeting of September 20th, 2019 Jeffrey Motion meetingminutes minutes of September 20th,by: 2019 by: Ross Jeffrey Ross Seconded by: Larry Leiberher Seconded by: Larry Leiberher


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Review/ Review/ Discussion: Discussion: Proposed Acceptance PropertyProperty OwnersOwners Proposed Sign Sign Acceptance CMR- AsCMRBuilt As Survey Built Survey CMR passed by board September 21st, 2019 CMR passed by board September 21st, 2019 Motion to adjourn: Jeffrey Ross Seconded by: Larry Leiberher, All In Favor Motion to adjourn: Jeffrey Ross Meeting ended at: 10:12 am Seconded by: Larry Leiberher, All In Favor Meeting ended at: 10:12 am

Review/ Discussion:

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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Call ToOfOrder: Pledge Allegiance Pledge Of Allegiance Present: Jeffrey Ross, Larry Leiberher, Andy Vuolo Present: Jeffrey Ross, Larry Leiberher, Andy Vuolo Excused: Louis Delli Santi Excused: Louis Delli Santi

Pledge Allegiance Call ToOf Order at 8:55 AM Present:

The Hideout POA Environmental Control Committee Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting Agenda- 9/27/19

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Board of Directors Draft Meeting Minutes - 9/21/19

Call to Order: 9:00am Quorum: Yes Present: Michael Terranova, Chairperson; Jerry Restaino, President; Barry Neiss, Vice President; Marie Krauss, Treasurer; Louis Delli Santi, Secretary; Richard Yocum, Director; and Paul Spiese, Director. Pledge of Allegiance

Chairman requested cellphones be silenced and explained when asking a question to use the microphone and state their name and lot number. Also, informed members the meeting is recorded for transcribing minutes and then is erased. There were no objections to the recording of the meeting. 1. Minute Approval: 19-72 MOTION RESOLVED THAT the July 20, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes be approved. Motion made by Barry Neiss seconded by Paul Spiese and carried 7-0. 19-73 MOTION RESOLVED THAT minutes from the July 12, 2019 Workshop meeting be approved as submitted. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi seconded by Marie Krauss and carried 7-0. 2. Board of Directors Comments: There were no comments from the Board of Directors. 3. Management Reports: (Questions or Comments will be taken after each report- limited to 5 minutes each) a. Community Manager, Larry Frotten: Larry Frotten reported that managers will begin their annual employee evaluations. A position of purchasing agent has been created and filled to streamline purchasing and for eligibility for bulk deals when combining purchases from all departments. Maintenance and housekeeping shifts have been adjusted and staggered for additional coverage hours. Renovations are scheduled for the Ski Hill to include partial replacement of snow-making water lines, and updates to the skate rink, snack bar, heating tent and rental areas, separation of employee break area, and installation of a magic carpet “lift” on the bunny hill. Storm-water investigation and mitigation plans are in the works. Election ballots are due Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The membership must submit three (3) candidates for the Nominating Committee at the October 6,

2019 Annual Meeting. Financial Report: Larry Frotten gave the financial report on behalf of Frank Trinisewski, Financial Manager. The budget will be presented to the Budget Committee on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Public Safety is including in the 2020 proposed budget the cost of remodeling and equipment for a communications center to, among other things, facilitate real-time monitoring of security cameras. The budget will also include competitive wage increases.

Environmental Report: Larry Frotten gave the Environmental report on behalf of Ryan Hill, Land & Environmental Manager, who was working on a project. Larry Frotten reported that all watercrafts must be removed from Roamingwood Lake by October 14th in anticipation of lowering the Lake. Safety railing will be installed at the turn buckle at the dam. Lot numbers must be posted on docks and bulkheads and clearly visible from the Lakes. The Forestry Committee has plans for a deer exclusion area to show the damage to natural vegetation caused by deer. IT: Larry Frotten reported that there are efforts being made to increase wifi and speed up computers; however, the issues with slow wifi cannot be completely eradicated during the busiest times of the season. A meeting has been scheduled with Representative Peifer and Senator Baker’s Field Representative, Andrew Seder regarding a possible cell phone tower for the North Section. b. Public Safety: Nicholas Ardito, Public Safety Director of Operations, reported that they majority of their call responses are medical in nature and the staff is well trained in CPR and first aid with recertification scheduled. Three new employees have been hired and are in training. Nick expressed admiration for the 9-11 service and commended all those involved. Public Safety is working with Public Works department on the North Gate lot and recycling facilities. He requested membership assistance in that they say something if they see something because Public Safety cannot see everything. c. Facilities Manager, Brad Schumacher: Brad Schumacher reported that 20 compactors, 27 tons, of trash were removed and 37 recycling containers, 290 tons, were removed. Bulk garbage is scheduled for September 28, 2019 from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Work orders created were 161 with 156 completed. Roadside mowing is continuing. Buildings are being winterized. By October 14th, the docks, swim lines and buoys will be removed from the lakes. Storm-water issues are continuing to be addressed. Complaints about the shrubs on Avoy Road blocking the view at the North Section gate are being addressed though they are not on Hideout property. The standing water at the North Gate is being addressed.

d. Food & Beverage, Karen Kegel: Karen Kegel, Food & Beverage Manager, reported that they have been busier than ever. Staff training is continuing and her strategy is to inspire and encourage. The restaurant at the clubhouse is undergoing renovations and will re-open as a Bistro on October 5, 2019 with reservations only to begin. Karen thanked the Woodworkers for their hard work on creating a beautiful cabinet piece for the Bistro and for all their contributions to the Hideout. The Hideout membership is outgrowing the facilities and she appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding. (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) 4. Unfinished Business: 19-74 MOTION RESOLVED TO rescind all prior appointments of Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Association of Property Owners of the Hideout, Inc. (the “Corporation”) and appoint Larry Frotten, Community Manager, and Jill Metschulat, Executive Assistant as Assistant Secretaries to the Corporation. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Barry Neiss, and carried 7-0. 19-75 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the expenditure of unbudgeted capital up to $100,000.00 for storm-water issue investigation, including obtaining an engineer opinion and/or report, and remediation. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Paul Spies, and carried 7-0. 19-76 MOTION RESOLVED TO re-allocate $85,000.00 funds budgeted for replacement of ski hill water line for snowmaking due to permitting issues for where line runs through swamp. Approximately $40,000.00 will be allocated to replace the first roughly 710 feet of pipe by lowest bidder, Greg Kovaleski. Remaining funds will be used to update the skate rink, add a warming tent with 9 picnic tables, section off a portion of the ski lodge for an employee breakroom, updates to the ski lodge kitchen, and the possible purchase and installation of a pole barn to expand the rental shack. This with the understanding that new capital reserve and new capital be allocated appropriately. Motion made by Barry Neiss , seconded by Rick Yocum, and carried 7-0. (Questions or comments with regard to New Business) 5. New Business: 19-77 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the bid from Eagle Equipment to replace trash compactor #2 for unbudgeted capital of $46,900.00 per Motion passed June 22, 2019 (reference 19-58) approving unbudgeted expense of

$50,000.00. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Jerry Restaino, and carried 7-0. 19-78 MOTION RESOLVED THAT employees of The Hideout cannot serve on a Committee which is affiliated with the Department in which they are employed as it is deemed a conflict of interest based on legal opinion. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Richard Yocum, and carried 7-0. (Questions or comments with regard to Committee Recommendations, if any) 6. Committee Recommendations: 19-79 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the Environmental Control Committee’s proposed motion as follows: That a current as-built survey, indicating property lines, setbacks, and final locations of all permanent structures, be required for ECC permitting review/ issuance as well as for residential resale inspections to occur. Motion made by Paul Spiese seconded by Louis Delli Santi and carried 7-0. (General Comments and Questions) 7. Vote to recess Board Meeting and move to Executive Session: (see Article X, Section 20 of the Bylaws) -Legal -Personnel -Contracts 10:35 a.m. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Barry Neiss, and carried 7-0. 8. Executive Session was closed and meeting opened to General Session at 12:00 p.m. 9. Adjournment: 12:00 p.m. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Richard Yocum and carried 7-0. Election Count: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the POA. Annual Meeting: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lodge. Respectfully Submitted, Jill Metschulat, Executive Assistant


NOVEMBER EMPLOYMENT ANNIVERSARIES Thank you for being such a valuable member of our Hideout team. Wishing you the best for continued success in our community! Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Happy Anniversary & Many Thanks! Name Department Years Kimberly Good-Kizer Public Safety 3 Joseph Carolan Recreation 4 Bernadette Parry Recreation/Ski Hill 1 Jeffrey DiSavino Maintenance 3 William Block Maintenance 2 Lisa Green Community Relations 21 Candace Hanson Food & Beverage 19 Maya Black Food & Beverage 1

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Long Range Planning Committee Meeting Minutes - 10/12/19

Call to Order: 10:00 AM – Peter Boyer, Chairman Pledge of Allegiance

Present: Peter Boyer – Chairman, Walt Buda, Sharon Spiese, Marie Krauss, Brad Schumahcer – Facilities Manager, Craig Rafaniello, Facilities Manager Excused: Bob Addieg Absent: Sam Wilmot The minutes of the August 8, 2019 meeting were reviewed and there were no errors found in the minutes. DISCUSSION Brad was introduced to the group as the new Facilities Manager and he in turn introduced Craig who is our new Maintenance Supervisor. Both were welcomed. There was a brief discussion of the committee membership and attendance. There is one open position. The committee was informed that new committee members are nominated/appointed in November. Miller Road Development: The committee was informed that there seem to be three different groups working on this project: • Miller Road Committee • A group interested in fixing the house and renting • Long Range Planning Committee Marie opined that this matter should be back with the Long Range Planning Committee, as we shouldn’t be putting money into renovation when we don’t have an overall plan for the property. The committee also had a discussion of an 8-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Miller Road property which is for sale. It was the opinion of the majority of the committee that we should try to purchase this property so we would have the entire Miller Road property for possible future development. The committee voted to make an official recommendation (CMR) to the Board to seriously consider pursuing purchase of this acreage.

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Splash Pad: Brad informed the committee that it was his understanding that the Splash Pad has been shelved for now. The committee was informed that this issue was not brought to the before of the Budget Committee. Lodge Sprinkler System: The committee discussed where we are on this project. We have been contacted by Ken Ruby from hemmler + camayd regarding scheduling a meeting to review the drawings and discuss bidding and construction schedule. Marie indicated that there was an estimate given of between $195,000 - $210,000 given for completion of this project and it needs to be put into the budget so we can move forward. Main Gate: The committee was informed that we had received the temporary Highway Occupancy Permit (HOP) that allows us to move forward with most of the Main Gate project. They were further informed that we needed to conduct a traffic study, (which has been started) and we are awaiting further information on how to proceed. Clubhouse Deck: The committee discussed proposed changes to the two front decks at the Clubhouse and whether it is prudent to address this in the near future or until wait until plans for the total building renovation is complete. There has been some talk about the possibility of making it into a 3-season room. Brad and Craig were asked about the condition of the current deck and they informed the committee that it was in poor shape. The framing and footers need to be replaced. They were asked if it could last until complete renovation plans were made and they replied although it needs work, it could last. 2016 Member Survey: Walt Buda informed the committee that on the 2016 Member Survey, the number one thing that members said they used were the pools & beaches. He commented that perhaps we should be looking at putting another swimming facility into the Aspen Point or Campground area. This could be done in stages. The next meeting will be on November 9, 2019 at 10:00 in the POA Board Room. The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 am.

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Food & Beverage Corner W e celebrated October with the opening of the Bistro on the Green. Very exciting times! We would like to thank all those that helped us with our training/soft opening. The feedback has been positive, our guests are enjoying the new menu’s for the Pub & Bistro, they are also loving the wonderful food Chef De Cuisine Joe and his team are cooking up in the kitchen. If you haven’t had a chance to come in please come in and let us delight you. It is an amazing journey for me to watch our staff gain pride and confidence in the culinary world here at The Hideout. I encourage you to please call and make reservations to ensure a table at the Bistro on the Green. As we continue to give our best here at the Clubhouse, we are also working on the Ski Lodge for the upcoming season. Working with Chef Brett and front of house supervisor Arlene Kasper to improve our menu offerings at the Ski Snack Shop. Most of the community knows Arlene but what you might not know is how dedicated she is to the service areas within the Food and Beverage outlets. She is amazing! Arlene takes the lead on our banquet

events at the Main Lodge, she is the Supervisor at the Snack Shop at the Main Lodge during the summer, spends her fall/ winter season up at the Clubhouse in the expeditor’s position in our kitchen (which is a hot, fast paced area) She ensures all orders are complete and moves them out quickly to be served hot and fresh to your tables by our servers. Arlene will be leading her team up to the Ski Snack Shop soon and we are truly looking forward to bringing you a family space that is bright, warm and inviting. Expect to see a few wonderful changes like fresh salads, breakfast on the weekends, and more seating for our community. Thank you, Arlene for all that you do for us! We are working on so many things here in Food and Beverage. We have Halloween, Friendsgiving eve and New Year’s Eve coming up. Cheers to wonderful things to come!


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THE HIDEABOUT - SECTION 2 - NOVEMBER 2019 Recreation Activities & More! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

November 2019

-Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -Tone & Condition w/Ellie 9-9:45 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room (weekly Monday,Wednesday, Friday) -Fitness Center Reverts to Winter Hours -RSC Tennis Pass begins -Open Play Pickleball 1-4 p.m. RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Tuesday, Friday) -Walking for Wellness 4-5 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (weekly M,W,F) -Board Game Night RSC MPR 5-8 p.m. (weekly) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 -Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC (weekly) -Indoor Court prepaid bookings Saturday evenings 5-8 p.m. (weekly) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 -Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC (weekly) MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 -Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -After School Open Gym 3:15-5 p.m. (weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) -Walking for Wellness 4-5 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (weekly M,W,F) -Open Play Pool 6-9 p.m. at the Clubhouse Lower Level (weekly) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 -Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -Crafters 1 p.m. at Quilters Room (weekly) -Walking for Wellness 4-5 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M,W,F)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 -Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -Open Play Pool 1-4 p.m. at the Clubhouse Lower Level (weekly) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 -Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -Indoor Shuffleboard League (weekly) -After School Open Gym 3:15-5 p.m. (weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) -Walking for Wellness 4-5 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (weekly M,W,F) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 -Happy Thanksgiving- All facilities CLOSED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 -Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -ISC Open 5-9 p.m. -Children’s Bingo 1 p.m. at the RSC Multi-Purpose Room -Open Play Pickleball 1-4 p.m. RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Tues., Fri.) -3-Point Shootout Tournament 3 p.m. in the RSC Indoor Courts -Teen & Adult Ping Pong Tournament, 7 p.m. at the RSC MPR -Walking for Wellness 4-5 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (weekly M,W,F) -Board Game Night RSC MPR 5-8 p.m. (weekly) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 -Holiday Craft Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Main Lodge -Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC (weekly) -Cornhole Tournament 2 p.m. at the Main Lodge -Family Flag Football 3 p.m. at the South Recreation Baseball Field -Indoor Court prepaid bookings Sat. evenings 5-8 p.m. (weekly)

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Recreation Activities - December 2019



-Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -Tone & Condition w/Ellie 9-9:45 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room (weekly Monday,Wednesday, Friday) -After School Open Gym 3:15-5 p.m. (weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) -Walking for Wellness 4-5 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (weekly M,W,F) -Open Play Pool 6-9 p.m. at the Clubhouse Lower Level (weekly)

-Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC (weekly) -Dart Tournament at the Clubhouse 2 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 -Indoor Shuffleboard League (weekly) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 -Children’s Holiday Party 1 p.m. at the Main Lodge (co-sponsored by RE/MAX Best)

-Open Play Pickleball 1-4 p.m. RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Tues., Fri.)




-Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -New York City Bus Trip Bus - leaves Nubia Malkin Art Center 7 a.m. leaves NYC 6:45 p.m. -Mohegan Sun Bus Trip - leaves Art Center 10 a.m. departs Mohegan 4:30 p.m. -Crafters 1 p.m. at Quilters Room (weekly) -Walking for Wellness 4-5 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (weekly M,W,F)

-Movie Night 7:30 p.m. at the RSC Multi-Purpose Room

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 -Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -Open Play Pool 1-4 p.m. at the Clubhouse Lower Level (weekly) FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 -Board Game Night RSC MPR 5-8 p.m. (weekly) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 -Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the RSC (weekly) -Indoor Court prepaid bookings Sat. evenings 5-8 p.m. (weekly) -Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Roamingwood Park at 6 p.m.

-Breakfast w/ Santa at the Main Lodge

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24 -Recreation closes at 1 p.m. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 -Merry Christmas - All Facilities CLOSED! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 -Family Open Gym 1-2:30 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts -3-Point Shootout Tournament 3 p.m. in the RSC Indoor Courts -Children’s Bingo 7 p.m. at the RSC Multi-Purpose Room FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27 -Family Bingo 7 p.m. at the RSC Multi-Purpose Room -Teen & Adult Ping Pong Tournament 3 p.m. at the RSC MPR -Tennis Mixed Doubles Mixer 7-9 p.m. at the RSC SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28 -ISC open 5-9 p.m. MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 -Recreation Closes 3 p.m.


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Recreation Corner


ecember 7th marks the day for The Hideouts Annual Tree Lighting. This event takes place at Roamingwood Park and will start approximately at 6 p.m. This is a great community event and everybody is encouraged to attend. The holiday season will be here before you know it, we have a wide assortment of events and activities planned. During Thanksgiving we will have Family Bingo, Holiday Craft Fair, 3 point shootout, and a wide variety of other programs.

Pictured are this year’s Christmas Toys made by The Hideout Woodworkers. This year, racing cars and tractor trailers filled with crayons were made. Woodworkers shown are Bob Addieg, Andy Vuolo, Charlie David, and Dave Testa. Toys are given to local Churches.

I would like to thank the Woodworkers for the Christmas toys, that they have made this month to be donated to various churches and groups for kids in need. This is a great representation of our wonderful community. Thanks to the Woodworkers group for always helping when they can and providing such great community service.

As winter months approach I urge community members to call Recreation and sign up for our tennis and pickleball clinics. They will be held in the RSC (indoors) and is always a fun challenging session which will help you develop skills and techniques. We are currently looking for two members for our Recreation Committee. Please contact Recreation if you’re interested, and we can advise you on how to become a member. Thank you


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Hideabout Spotlight On...The Hideout Recreation Department FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER Countless hours, special events, and weekends are spent by Recreation employees trying to provide amazing amenities for our community members. What is Recreation at The Hideout? To be technical it is Laurel Park, Marina, Pools and Beaches, Nubia Malkin Art Center, the Wood Shop, and the Recreation Center. But it’s the details involved in those areas that makes Recreation thrive in The Hideout.

First the special events, tennis programs, boat registrations, campground booking, bus trips, and awesome merchandise could not be possible without an amazing office staff. The Recreation office is headed by Office Manager, Vionette “V” Bourne. She does an amazing job with Hideout membership. Vionette brings with her years of experience and great work ethic. Also in the office is Recreation Programmer, Malorie Siperko and Assistant Recreation Manager, Joseph Carolan.

Malorie does a great job planning and assisting with special events in The Hideout. Malorie is also attending Marywood and will receive her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics in the spring. Joseph Carolan is a graduate of Penn State University and is a local Pickleball guru. Joseph comes with years of knowledge in the Recreation Department. He helps with just about everything and there is no task too big or small for him. Allison McDermott is one of our Recreation Attendants who helps with our special events and works the evening shifts in the Recreation Center Next is the Fitness Center. The Fitness Center is located on the second floor of the Recreation Center. It is under new leadership as Fallon Valentin has excelled at her new position of Fitness Center Coordinator. She has brought new life to the Fitness Center with new classes, a positive energy, and great programming ideas.

Employees of Recreation John Boandl, Fallon Valentin, Tawnya Reid, V. Bourne, Joseph Carolan

Her work ethic and creativity is second to none. She has a great staff alongside her as well. Diane Armato (who also doubles as part of our Nubia Malkin Art Center staff) brings with her years of experience and a great pride in The Hideout. Dominic Corma is attending Penn State Worthington with a major in engineering. Tawnya Ried does not just works in the Fitness Center but spends most of her free time being a “gym rat” and is extremely knowledgeable in the world of fitness. Chuck Bertani was just added to the Fitness Center staff and is already doing an amazing job. Pasquale Mozzone brings with him great work experience, knowledge, and is always willing to help staff or community members with anything. The NMAC or Nubia Malkin Art Center is run by three employees. All three of them take extreme pride in their work and bring different talents to the NMAC.

Lisa Williamson can be found helping members out with ceramics and doing her community favorite story time on Saturday Mornings. Barbera Pannone is always coming up with new class ideas and different programs to keep the NMAC thriving. Diane Armato helps with many different programs at NMAC. She also helps market programs and classes as well as makes sure all orders are in and ready to get to its members. As Recreation Manager, I am truly blessed to have such a great staff. As things continue to grow in The Hideout, they are always up for the challenge. I am a firm believer if you want to be successful in anything in life, you have to surround yourself with great people. I believe we have that in the Recreation Department of The Hideout. They deserve all the credit for everything positive that happens in our department. These things could truly not happen without such an outstanding staff.

Employees of the Nubia Malkin Art Center Diane Armato, Barbera Pannone, Lisa Williamson


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FITNESS CENTER CLASS SCHEDULE Classes are held in the Aerobic Room

February 2019 NOVEMBER 2019




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

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Bodies In Motion

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

RSC IndoorCourt Court Schedule – February 2019 RSC Indoor Schedule - NOVEMBER 2019 Sundays Mondays

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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of October - the first being October 25, 1971. However, many people did not agree with this decision, continuing to honor the holiday on the original date. In 1975, President Gerald Ford signed a new law that returned Veterans Day to November 11 beginning in 1978. Since then, parades, memorial events, volunteer efforts, and other celebrations revolving around veterans have been held on November 11. Veterans around the world Many countries, including the United States, celebrate veterans on or near November 11. America’s closest neighbor to the north, Canada, commemorates veterans on Remembrance Day (also November 11), as does the United Kingdom. Britain also has Remembrance Sunday, which is the second Sunday of November. Remembrance Day also is called Poppy Day, when people of the Commonwealth member states wear a red poppy flower in honor of military members who have died in the line of duty. Paying tribute There are various ways to honor veterans on Veterans Day and Remembrance Day. Federal government closings, educational efforts in schools, parades, and visits to military hospitals or cemeteries may take place. In Europe, it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11. Veterans Day and its sister holidays mark the honoring of veterans of all wars, with a particular focus on living veterans. It is a day to celebrate the dedication and selflessness of hardworking military men and women.


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WEEK # 3 – Time to FALL into bowling every Wednesday afternoon with our fellow Hideout bowlers!!! Congratulations to our “Sweep” Teams: GIRLS RULE, SPARE THE DETAILS, SPICE GALS & 2 RIGHTS & 2 LEFTS STRIKE KINGS -- Larry Triolo 231 (618), Bob Morga 212 (560), Tom Maher 203 (571), KC White 195, Al Dekler 193 (532), Ken Betros 185 (522), Rick Hadley 183, Dave Trombley 179, Bernard Chiarella 177 (504), Mike Messina 177, Lou DelliSanti, Fred Benedicto 175, Bill Wagner 172, Joe Stach 170, Rich Rosenberg 169, Mike Labate 168, John Kane 167, Rob Trombley 163, Al Marino 159, Willie Schumacher 159, Kevin Wilshere 159, Pasquale Mozzone 158, Jeff Sias 157, Chuck Bertani 156, Andy Vuolo 155, Dick Covey 148, Dave Dimmick 148, Jay Lobb 148, Ken Wenz 147, Al Brookmeyer 142, Roger Cortez 142, Pat Noone 141, Len Wysocki 141 & Vinny Recchio 140. Congratulations to the Men for an exceptional performance on the lanes! Norm Benezra snagged a 292; Fred Beerrnan (Pacer) iced a 355; Ben Carapella slammed a 286; John Gaspari drilled a 367; Bob Fezza scooped up a 335; Rich Guiffredo (L) iced a 274; Ray Lubanski triggered a 375; Rich Maxwell raked in a 258; Arthur Palladino fired a 374; Paul Schiavo racked up a 337; Ed Sparkowski reeled in a 383; Len Tridente captured a 357. STRIKE QUEENS -- Reggie Hadley 204 (518), Ronnie Noone 189 (530), Denise 182 (447), Karin Greaney 175 (445), Lorraine Procopio 175 (497), Doris Kane 168 (492), Gail Endorf 162 (429), Stephanie Wysocki 156 (406), Janice Wagner 154 (419), Sandra Carapella 153 (414), Merridy Gersten 148 (403), Renee Recchio 146, Jean David 145, Carole Maguire 141, Cindy Gaspari 140 (402), Sue Dimmick 138, Laura Hinton 137, Lucille Koehler 136, Pat Benedicto 130, Isabella Tridente 127, Donna White 125, Linda Brenner 124 & Jeanne Schumacher 123. Hooray Ladies for a Job Well Done!!! JoAnn DelliSanti snagged a 250; Rossella Gazza raked a 254; Bobbie Hraba hammered a 314; Marie Krauss fired a 297; Kathy Lubanski tossed a 302; Kathy Maxwell scooped up a 206; Angie Mennona bounced a 257; Michele Palladino drilled a 303; Linda Sias reeled in a 256 & Joanne Trombley scooped up a 304. NY METS shattered the pins with a 1801 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Rob Trombley, Jean David, Chuck Bertani & Captain Larry Triolo for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Sandra Carapella gained total control of her lanes for an eye-popping 153 & 414..51POA. Roger Cortez left the pins in ruins when he carved out a spectacular 374...a mind-blowing 92POA!!! Reggie Hadley had a splendid afternoon on the lanes scooping up 204 & 518...74POA. Carole Maguire packed her score sheet with a string of great hits & hammered out a sensational 395...89POA!! Ronnie Noone destroyed the pins every frame & hammered out a 189 & an awesome 530 Se-

ries. Congrats!!! Rob Trombley got into the groove & exploded on the lanes for a superb 163 & 411 Series…90 POA. Jeff Sias left the pins in ruins when he carved out a spectacular 168 & 438...75POA. Kudos to Larry Triolo for putting in a brilliant performance on the lanes scoring 231HG & Super 631. KC White mangled the pins & whipped out a sensational 195 & 474...75POA. Honorable Mention : Ken Betros 66POA, Tom Maher - 64POA, Dave Trombley - 62POA, Karin Greaney 49POA WEEK # 4 - Fall is now in full swing with leaves turning colors and the wind blowing as we bowled our 4th official week. Congratulations to our “Sweep” Teams: DAM 10 PINS, DO’S & DON’T, ITALIAN STALLIONS & NY METS STRIKE KINGS - LARRY TRIOL - 279 (655), Rick Hadley 235 (481), Mike Labate 219 (528), Tom Maher 199 (512), Lou DelliSanti 189 (556), Al Dekler 184 (524), Bill Wagner 184, Mike Messina 181 (507), Ray Lubanski 176, Rob Trombley 176, John Kane 172, Jay Lobb 172, Ken Betros 170, Vinny Recchio 170, Dave Trombley 170, Pat Noone 169, Bernard Chiarella 165, Paul Schiavo 160, Ken Wenz 160, Joe Stach 159, Len Tridente 159, Kevin Wilshere 156, Norm Benezra 152, KC White 152, Dave Dimmick 149, Willie Schumacher 149, Roger Cortez 145, Jeff Sias 144, Rich Rosenberg 140 & Andy Vuolo 140 Way to Roll!!! Chuck Bertani skated to a 354; Ben Carapella dazed the pins for a 273; John Gaspari triggered a 355; Rich Guiffredo (L) wacked a 285; Al Marino aced a 350; Rich Maxwell carved out a 232; Pat Mozzone fired a 379; Arthur Palladino snagged a 373; Ed Sparkowski cranked out a 329 & Len Wysocki smached a 327. STRIKE QUEENS – Ronnie Noone 182 (454), Doris Kane 179 (473), Merridy Gersten 176 (437), Reggie Hadley 166 (453), Lucille Koehler 166 (422), Rossella Gazza 164, Cindy Gaspari 163 (425), Sue Dimmick 150 (426), Lorraine Procopio 147 (422), Donna White 142, Renee Recchio 139, Sandra Carapella 136, Gail Endorf 135, Dee Pasciola 135, Stephanie Wysocki 135, Carole Maguire 132, Kathy Lubanski 131, Pat Beermann 130, Karin Greaney 128, Marie Krauss 126, Linda Brenner 123, Michele Palladino 122, Janice Wagner 122 & Bobbie Hraba 120 Ladies - You Go Girls!!! JoAnn DelliSanti snagged a 249; Laura Hinton cranked out a 304; Kathy Maxwell glided to a 203; Angie Mennona carved out a 308; Jeanne Schumacher grabbed a 221; Linda Sias fired a 289; Isabella Tridente collected a 283 & Joanne Trombley whacked the pins for a 305. NY METS shattered the pins with a 1843 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Rob Trombley, Jean David (Absent), Chuck Bertani & Captain Larry Triolo for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Norm Benezra got his groove on and blasted away at his pins for a superb 421 & 79POA. Lou DelliSanti drilled his

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powerful ball into the strike zone with precision & blasted the pins for a terrific 556…112POA. Sue Dimmick was all smiles hitting her mark & watching the pins fly for a 426...75POA. Rossella Gazza impressed her team by jamming the pins into the channel for an awesome 164 & 356...29POA. Rick Hadley awarded “Strike Specialist” stacking up XXX’s capturing this week’s Men’s 2nd High Game of 235. Dee Pasciola used her smooth delivery to reel in a grand 364...37POA. Paul Schiavo was packin’ some heat on his lanes, melting the pins & fired off a fantastic 160 & 420…93 POA. CONGRATS to Larry Triolo who continues to maintain his “High Roller” status with Season High Game 279 & Super 673 Series. Rob Trombley put in an awesome performance last week, blasting the pins into oblivion & rolled a sensational 176 & 447...96POA. Honorable Mention : Mike Messina 60POA, Kevin Wilshere - 50POA, Dave Trombley 46POA, Lucille Koehler 32POA WEEK # 5 - Our bowlers hammered out some HIGH scores. Knockin’ them down faster than they were being racked up! Congratulations to our “Sweep” Teams: Daffy Ducks, Dam 10 Pins, No “F” IN STRIKES & SPARE THE DETAI LS STRIKE KINGS - Larry Triolo 232 (624), Al Dekler 209 (589), Bill Wagner 204 (588), Tom Maher 200 (573), John Kane 189 (548), Dave Trombley 188 (501), Len Tridente 184, Mike Labate 181, Vinny Recchio 181 (510), Mike Messina 179, Willie Schumacher 173, Rob Trombley 172, KC White 170, Len Wysocki 170, Joe Stach 167, Lou DelliSanti 166, Rick Hadley 165, Pat Noone 163, Ken Wenz 162, Dave Dimmick 160, Jeff Sias 159, Kevin Wilshere 159, Ken Betros 158, Ray Lubanski 156, Al Marino 155, Chuck Bertani 152, Paul Schiavo 145, Ed Sparkowski 145 & Pasquale Mozzone 144. Bernard Chiarella skated to a 387; Ben Carapella dazed the pins for a 278; Roger Cortez triggered a 326; Peter Dimitrakakis (Pacer) fired a351; Rich Guiffredo clobbered a 253; Rich Maxwell aced a 316; Arthur Palladino bounced a 361; Rich Rosenberg snagged a 392 & Andy Vuolo cranked out a 394. STRIKE QUEENS – Linda Brenner 184 (428), Gro Paulsen 184 (412), Doris Kane 171 (455), Karin Greaney 170 (417), Gail Endorf 161 (445), Stephanie Wysocki 161 (452), Reggie Hadley 159 (457), Cindy Gaspari 157 (445), Renee Recchio 154 (401), Carole Maguire 149, Sue Dimmick 147, Jean David 146 (414), Denise Guiffredo 145 (429), Ronnie Noone 144 (420), Janice Wagner 143, Kathy Lubanski 140, Rossella Gazza 137, Merridy Gersten 136, Laura Hinton 136, Michele Palladino 134 & Bobbie Hraba 132. Yay!!! Pat Beermann checked out a 349; Sandra Carapella swooped up 347; JoAnn DelliSanti glided to a 247; Lucille Koehler cranked out a 344, Marie Krauss whipped out a 339; Kathy Maxwell iced a 209; Angie Mennona fired a 325; Dee Pasciola grabbed a 331; Jeanne Schumacher collected a 301; Linda

Sias triggered a 288; Joanne Trombley rolled a 277 & Donna White whacked the pins for a 348. NY METS shattered the pins with a 1885 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Rob Trombley, Jean David, Chuck Bertani & Captain Larry Triolo for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Linda Brenner impressed her team by jamming the pins into the channel for an awesome 184 & 428…71POA. Laura Hinton destroyed the pins & hammered out a superb 383…53POA. Kathy Lubanski was all smiles hitting her mark & watching the pins fly for a 385...70POA. Rich Maxwell put in an awesome performance last week, blasting the pins into oblivion & rolled a sensational 316...88POA. Gro Paulsen was packin’ some heat on her lanes, melting her pins & fired off a fantastic 184 & 412...64POA. Willie Schumacher drilled his powerful ball into the strike zone with precision & blasted the pins for a terrific 454…85POA. Three Cheers for Len Tridente who aimed high & fired a fantastic 464…74POA. Bill Wagner - Awarded “ Strike Specialist” stacking up XXX’s capturing a 204 & 588...84POA. Honorable Mention : Jeff Sias - 81POA, Vinny Recchio - 72POA, Len Wysocki 67POA, John Kane - 65POA, Al Dekler - 61POA, Al Marino - 57POA & Dave Trombley - 57POA The Officers of the Hideout Bowling League - Rick Hadley, Bob Fezza, Bill Wagner and Reggie Hadley “Wish You All A “Happy Thanksgiving”. Be Thankful and Think How Rich We Are Our Families Are Priceless - Our Time Is Golden & Our Health is Our Wealth!! By: Reggie Hadley - Secretary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Join us for a fun session as we learn how to make a beautiful, long-lasting holiday wreath or swag that you can display all season. Your ticket price will provide you with the material for one decoration including a wire frame, a variety of fresh evergreens, berries, pine cones and a decorative bow. Fresh evergreens and decorative bows will be available for an additional cost, allowing you to create more than one wreath or swag to take home. This perennial favorite always sells out so sign up early! Pre-registration is required. Bring your pruners to the class. The base fee for this workshop is $15 (which entitles you to one item, per the description above). Please feel free to bring a non-perishable food item to the workshop. All donations will be given to local food pantries.

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

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

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

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


From The Pro Shop T

he season is winding down. If we get lucky maybe we can play into the month of November. It has happened before. Keep your fingers crossed. We’ve had a great summer season despite the spring rains. Let’s hope the weather continues to cooperate well into the fall.

We have worked out a reciprocal agreement with Paupack Hills for the 2020 season. More details will follow in next month’s Hideabout. Golf fees and golf pass fees will remain the same as they were in 2019. There have been no increases in over 10 years. The golf tournament rates will increase next year by $5.00. For most tournaments the cost for a golf pass holder will be


$60.00, members will be $70.00, and guests will be $80.00. This is largely in part to increased food costs. We have not raised tournament cost in over 8 years. Even with the rate increase you get a great bang for your buck. The Columbus Day weekend sale was a huge success with great weather to boot. Next month we will discuss league play and the tournament dates for next year. The pro shop and golf course hours of operation are 10am to 4pm weekdays and 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday until the snow flies.

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From The Rough A golf tip from Larry Lutz, Hideout Golf Teaching Pro If you’re miss hitting your chip shots, here is something you might want to try. Crisp chips require a descending blow. That means the club head must reach its lowest point after impact At address, you may be tempted to press the club into the grass, but that presets the swing’s low point at a spot behind the ball. The likely result: fat contact. Instead, address the ball with the club head’s leading edge at the ball’s equator. With the ball in the

middle of your stance and the shaft angled slightly toward the target, you can make a descending strike for solid chips. I hope you find this tip helpful, but most of all, remember your good shots, learn from the bad shots and have fun. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!!!

Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manager

What is HASG Golf??

recently had someone ask me, “What was HASG golf? and what is so special about it?” I thought and asked myself “Wow! What a question!” I said to him, “Well, It’s Captain’s best ball!” He said, “So?” I then had to think, It’s “Laughing”, “whiffing”, laughing about it, “Hitting it again” and laughing! He said “laughing”? What about golf? I said, “We do that too”. BUT-It’s more about breaking the ice for those people who wouldn’t usually play golf, meeting people and socializing. He said, “You have that good a time?” I said, Yes, Just ask the Dimmick’s, the Hadley’s, the Conlon’s or anybody else”. He said, “ Hmmm, anytime he’s played, it’s been to win! You actually have fun?” I said, “Yeah, we have a blast”, and then when we are finished, we go to

the Pub and have a good social time. “That’s what HASG golf is”. We had eight “newbie” golfers this year and they all indicated to me that they are coming back! So if you’ve thought about taking that plunge and playing golf. Give us a try, you’ll have a blast. I also wanted to take another few words to thank Karen Kegel and her staff for a great luncheon at the end of the season. What a great time we all had, even if we had a difficult time getting everyone into the dining room after a couple of drinks at the bar! LOL! Next year, maybe we’ll have two hours between golf and lunch! LOL!! If you are interested in our league, call me at (570) 892-0545 or e-mail me at John Martino


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BEGINNING SEWING CLASS Have you ever wanted to learn to use a sewing machine, cut out and adjust patterns, make your own clothes, how to buy fabrics and the right patterns? Starting Saturday, November 16 and the following Saturday, November 23, you can learn all of this at NMAC from Barbara. Ages 13 and up are encouraged. Please call (570) 698-4100, ext. 164 or email art. for more information and to register. HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE AT NMAC It’s time to prepare for our 2nd Holiday Boutique at NMAC scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you live in The Hideout and have a crafting business, this Boutique is JUST FOR YOU! If you love to give hand crafted gifts or buy them for yourself, this Boutique is JUST FOR YOU! Call NMAC at (570) 698-4100, ext. 164 or email for more information and to make reservations for a table. We can accommodate 15 rectangular shaped 8 foot long tables (we will provide). It’s the best time to shop for those last minute gifts and stocking stuffers. Please let us know what you’d like to do at NMAC. We’re always looking for new ideas.

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2019 My name is John Bobcik. I have been living in The Hideout for 12 years. I’m a transplant from Bergen County, NJ and since moving, I’ve never looked back. I’ve always been interested in photography but never could find the time until I retired. I started with a 35mm Canon but reluctantly converted to digital format. I took a basic photo course at North Hampton Campus in Hawley which was very helpful, and participated in The Hideout’s Camera Club. My interests now extend to Wood Carving and Pyrography (Wood Burning). I hope you enjoy seeing my work as much as I enjoy doing it. I look forward to your signing my Guest Book when you visit NMAC this month.

Artist of the Month October 2019 Merridy Gersten

Devon Delk completed another beautiful stained glass art piece. Devon started in one of our Beginner’s Stained Glass Classes 2018.

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

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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

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USDA Grant Awarded for Treatment Plant Facility We are VERY EXCITED to be making the following announcement: South Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority has been awarded a $4,210,000 grant to assist Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association with extensive upgrades to their wastewater treatment plant facility.

This wastewater treatment plant has been in operation for nearly 40 years now and serves over 4,000 properties within the Hideout Community. The majority of the treatment equipment and facility buildings are original and will be updated in this 10.5 million dollar renovation. The project includes upgrades and replacement of equipment at the wastewater treatment plant, including: the rehabilitation of two 1.0 million gallon equalization tanks and associated aeration system; rehabilitation of two secondary clarifiers units; replacement of two aerobic digesters; replacement of emergency generator; replacement of electrical equipment which power all plant operations and related electrical controls; rehabilitation and repurposing of the existing Control/Operations building; the addition of a maintenance garage; new chemical feed for copper removal; replacement of chorine disinfection with ultraviolet (UV) disinfection; and miscellaneous pump, valve and ancillary equipment replacement and Odor Control. With the updates, the wastewater treatment plant can improve operations and continue to provide reliable State and Federal regulatory complaint service to the community. In addition, the grant will provide for stable rates in the near future. —Jack Lennox, Executive Director, RS&W

RS&W New Office Hours on Saturday Paying your bill online? Use CAUTION! If you choose to use a bill payment website that is NOT affiliated with us to pay your bill, please use caution and be aware: • •

The website may charge you extra fees Your payment may not be received by the due date … causing your account to be subject to disconnection and/or service fees

It has come to our attention that some of our customers have been using Doxo, a third-party online bill payment service that allows people to pay their water bills via the website. Some of these third-party websites use our logo and colors to make you feel you’re dealing directly with RS&W.

To better accommodate our weekend customers, we will be opening our Main Office on Saturdays from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Payments will be accepted; however, any service call on Saturday will still require an appointment. Visit our website at for more information.

RS&W Requests E-mail and Cell Phone Numbers We are improving how we stay in contact with our valued customers. In the near future, we wish to provide the following features: • Important Construction Information • Service & Billing Alerts • Subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter Visit our website at to submit your information!

CALL RS&W BEFORE YOU DIG As the sewer and water project nears completion, one important fact to

We would like to state that Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association is in no way affiliated with this website or this service. Problems could arise if you pay close to your bill’s due date resulting in a late payment or even disconnection due to non-payment.

realize, any property owner with an EcoTran basin, must be aware of the

Customers are encouraged to pay their bill directly on our website at:

contractor, to locate your wire prior to any earth disturbance. Be advised any damage that occurs to the wire or control

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at (570) 698-6162.

presence of an underground wire on your property running from the control box to the grinder pump.

If you plan on excavating or

performing any renovations that require earth disturbance, like and addition or a deck, a mandatory PA1 call must be made, by your box, as the homeowner, you will be financially responsible for the repair costs. Call: To place a dig or design notification in Pennsylvania, please call 8-1-1 or 1-800-242-1776 (outside PA) or visit


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Keep Recycling Successful - Single Stream Recycling

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

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

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

Life Is Beautiful Eco-minded home solutions for bright green living.

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423,367 (26,908) 5,586 -




0.0% 0.0% 86.2%

404,033 (25,750) 1,987 -

3,810,300 (242,175) 47,515 (450)

3,810,294 (242,172) 27,000 8,500

6 (3) 20,515 (8,950)










5,051 25

1,791 166

3,260 (141)

182.0% -84.9%

5,016 25

40,774 11,368

16,119 1,494

24,655 9,874

153.0% 660.9%

24,423 1,402










6,409 835 260 1,358 12,692 17,911 (101) 300 605 4,250 13 14,717 15,648 46,843 1,270 3,445 28,367 154,822

99,979 24,097 101,528 153,025 107,683 130,490 161,416 12,555 6,680 33,495 3,325 291,369 133,248 527,618 15,811 82,258 245,064 2,129,641

78,400 25,500 100,000 153,400 106,500 149,900 206,680 17,260 5,400 26,880 3,150 234,500 147,300 429,250 28,664 75,000 242,629 2,030,413

21,579 (1,403) 1,528 (375) 1,183 (19,410) (45,264) (4,705) 1,280 6,615 175 56,869 (14,052) 98,368 (12,853) 7,258 2,435 99,228

27.5% -5.5% 1.5% -0.2% 1.1% -12.9% -21.9% -27.3% 23.7%


68,639 24,812 65,989 150,960 106,690 131,768 153,759 12,895 650 5,465 29,020 3,253 240,931 143,233 430,114 12,444 68,735 204,899 1,854,256







939,463 12,014 171,384 37,604 152,107 356,905 86,104 217,771 47,534 1,216,735 258,772 7,019 935,806 98,675 648,786 11,590 61,394 246,907 -

944,331 11,344 153,429 45,029 186,011 375,745 91,999 237,136 51,699 1,171,437 293,475 8,117 1,000,810 150,232 548,966 20,475 71,000 257,962 30,000

4,868 (670) (17,955) 7,425 33,904 18,840 5,895 19,365 4,165 (45,298) 34,703 1,098 65,004 51,557 (99,820) 8,885 9,606 11,055 30,000

0.5% -5.9% -11.7% 16.5% 18.2% 5.0% 6.4% 8.2% 8.1% -3.9% 11.8% 13.5% 6.5% 34.3% -18.2% 43.4% 13.5% 4.3% 100.0%

872,324 10,010 131,157 45,089 132,345 343,288 84,914 218,079 51,351 877,430 169,820 226,716 8,430 917,630 141,496 571,245 13,048 55,478 220,749 36,722












3,767 784 210 518 7,990 19,332 1,035 545 3,455 21,242 2,779 62,094 1,393 775 13,104 139,023

5,900 700 1,500 13,200 20,000 930 600 2,720 100 17,400 15,650 46,250 2,916 5,000 40,141 173,007

(2,133) 84 210 (982) (5,210) (668) 105 (55) 735 (100) 3,842 (12,871) 15,844 (1,523) (4,225) (27,037) (33,984)







111,286 1,084 8,130 2,405 11,781 34,685 9,514 25,188 4,290 110,810 39,675 600 90,250 13,569 76,197 1,218 3,033 19,278 -

103,289 1,116 6,276 4,044 13,590 32,437 12,108 31,042 5,265 112,828 20,975 653 109,698 16,182 63,084 2,275 4,140 32,255 5,000

(7,997) 32 (1,854) 1,639 1,809 (2,248) 2,594 5,854 975 2,018 (18,700) 53 19,448 2,613 (13,113) 1,057 1,107 12,977 5,000

-7.7% 2.9% -29.5% 40.5% 13.3% -6.9% 21.4% 18.9% 18.5% 1.8%












129 81,250

129 81,250



(484) 12,780

-36.2% 12.0% -65.5% -39.5% -3.3% 11.3% -9.2% 27.0% -100.0% 22.1% -82.2% 34.3% -52.2% -84.5% -67.4% -


-89.2% 8.1% 17.7% 16.1% -20.8% 46.5% 26.7% 40.2% 100.0% 2.3%














125 81,250

1,163 731,250

1,161 731,250




(18,498) (18,498)

92,985 1,158 5,092 3,572 7,085 35,154 10,186 23,911 3,725 75,399 32,983 39,882 553 92,617 18,075 59,249 805 906 22,529 (867)

0.0% 0.0% -23.0%





(3,288) 139,339




24.6% 5.6% 24.3% -9.5% 22.9% -44.8% 9.7% 1.0%

284,664 (2) 284,662


0.0% 0.0% 76.0%


1 2,586 (3,000)


423,366 (26,908) 3,000 3,000


3,636,297 (231,750) 40,074 5,500

189,552 -0.2% 0.0%

1,125 731,250



Prior Year (2018) BUDGET




(107,519) (300) (8,130) (2,195) (11,263) (26,695) 9,818 (25,188) (3,255) (110,265) (36,220) (600) (69,008) (10,790) (14,103) 175 (2,258) (6,174) -

(97,389) (416) (6,276) (4,044) (12,090) (19,237) 7,892 (31,042) (4,335) (112,228) (18,255) (553) (92,298) (532) (16,834) 641 860 7,886 (5,000)

(10,130) 116 (1,854) 1,849 827 (7,458) 1,926 5,854 1,080 1,963 (17,965) (47) 23,290 (10,258) 2,731 (466) (3,118) (14,060) 5,000

99,979 24,097 101,528 153,025 107,683 130,490 161,416 12,555 6,680 33,495 3,325 291,369 133,248 527,618 15,811 82,258 245,064 -

939,463 12,014 171,384 37,604 152,107 356,905 86,104 217,771 47,534 1,216,735 258,772 7,019 935,806 98,675 648,786 11,590 61,394 246,907 -

(839,484) 12,083 (69,856) 115,421 (44,424) (226,415) 75,312 (217,771) (34,979) (1,210,055) (225,277) (3,694) (644,437) 34,573 (121,168) 4,221 20,864 (1,843) -

(865,931) 14,156 (53,429) 108,371 (79,511) (225,845) 114,681 (237,136) (34,439) (1,166,037) (266,595) (4,967) (766,310) (2,932) (119,716) 8,189 4,000 (15,333) (30,000)

26,447 (2,073) (16,427) 7,050 35,087 (570) (39,369) 19,365 (540) (44,018) 41,318 1,273 121,873 37,505 (1,452) (3,968) 16,864 13,490 30,000









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



(803,685) 14,802 (65,168) 105,871 (25,655) (211,520) 68,845 (218,079) (38,456) (876,780) (164,355) (197,696) (5,177) (676,699) 1,737 (141,131) (604) 13,257 (15,850) (36,722)

(35,799) (2,719) (4,688) 9,550 (18,769) (14,895) 6,467 308 3,477 (333,275) 164,355 (27,581) 1,483 32,262 32,836 19,963 4,825 7,607 14,007 36,722

































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

















































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(1,021,652) E



46% 0.0%


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

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

Budget Variances 1 Current Operational Dues collections and Deliquent Operational Dues collections unfavorable, Lots Paid in Full 3,536; Lots Paid in Full unfav by 46 compared YOY to September 2018 (3,582) 2 Investment Income fav relative to budget, Gain on Assets retired fav 11k 3 Public Safety: Revenue fav 21k, Salaries, PR Tax, Benefits fav 9k, Vehicle Maintenance unfav 10k Fuel/Travel Expense unfav 2k 4 Laurel Park: Repairs and Maint. unfav 2k 5 Ski Hill: Net Revenue fav 2k, Salaries, PR Tax, Benefits unfav 21k, Repairs fav 1k, Electric & Gas unfav 1k 6 Marina: Revenue on budget, Salaries, PR Tax, Benefits fav 5k, Office & Op. Supplies unfav 2k 7 Pools & Beaches: Revenues on budget, Salaries & PR Tax fav 19k, Repairs & Maint. Fav 4k 8 Recreation: Net Revenues unfav 19k, COGS unfav 7k, Wages, PR Tax, Benefits fav 18k, Repairs & Maint. unfav 2k, Utilities fav 4k, Office & Op. Supplies fav 2k 9 Golf Operations: Net Revenues unfav 45k 10 Golf Maintenance: Wages and PR Tax on budget, Chemical Supplies fav 5k, Office & Op. Supplies fav 2.5k 11 Arts and Crafts: Net Revenues unfav 5k, Wages & PR Tax fav 2k, Electric & Gas fav 1k 12 Maintenance: Wages, PR Tax, Benefits fav 30k, Vehicle Maintenance unfav 16k, Solid Waste Removal unfav 50k, Snow Removal unfav 12k, Road Repairs fav 7k 13 Woodshop: On budget 14 Lakes & Environmental: Net Revenues fav 7k, Wages, PR Tax, Benefits fav 6k, Lakes Mgmt (Agg. Alloc.) fav, Environmental Mgmt fav 15 Administration: Net Revenues fav 56k, Wages, PR Tax, Benefits fav 69k, Repairs & Maint. fav 2.5k, Fuel/Travel fav 6k, Postage fav 1k, Dues & Subscriptions fav 4.5k, Telephone unfav 8k, Office & Op. Supplies unfav 6k 16 Community Relations: Net Operating Surplus fav 17k, Wages, PR Tax, Benefits fav 44k, Printing fav 7k 17 Clubhouse: Net Operating Defecit unfav 2k, Revenues net of COS fav 57k, Wages, PR Tax Benefits unfav 59k, Electric & Gas fav 6k 18 Tab Master: Net Revenues unfav 12k, Total Expenses fav 9k 19 Snackbars: Revenues net of COS fav 9k, Wages, PR Tax, Benefits fav 7k 20 Lodge: On Budget; Net Operating Defecit fav 1k 21 Real Estate: Inactive 22 Contingency reserved

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

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THE HIDEOUT POA, INC 2019 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES- As of September 30, 2019 (Unaudited) New Capital Projects


Project #



Spent to Date

Under (Over)

CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety





Magic Carpet - Beginners Lift (Replace Rope Tow) Motorola Portable Radios (8)

Ski Hill Recreation

12-21 16-20

40,000 5,700


40,000 6

Mini Golf Replacement (18) Pickle Ball Court Paddle Boards (4)

Recreation Recreation/Tennis Recreation/Aquatics

16-21 16-24 16-25

14,400 11,000 2,000

13,515 8,800 1,274

885 2,200 726

Ryan Sod Cutter Zero Turn Mowers (2)

Golf Maintenance Facilities Maintenance

19-20 30-24

5,400 15,000

5,299 12,411

101 2,589

Tar Kettle Phosphorus Reduction System (Grant Overage)

Facilities Maintenance Lake Mgt/Stormwater

30-25 35-25

13,000 100,000

14,647 63,897

(1,647) 36,103

Firewall Replacement & Upgrade Fiber Optics - N Beach, N Pool

Administration Administration

40-23 40-25

4,000 6,800

2,350 7,671

1,650 (871)

Server Room Security



10,000 234,800

Adjusted Budget







Capital Reserve Projects 2019 Ford Utility Police Interceptor, Lights, Lettering Northgate Southside Magnetic Gate

Public Safety Public Safety

10-20 10-21

46,500 10,000

41,189 9,640

5,311 360

AED Units (3) Radar Units (3)

Public Safety Public Safety

10-22 10-23

4,000 7,500

3,728 7,009

272 491

Keyless Electronic Locks WiFi CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety Public Safety

10-24 10-25

9,500 7,500

6,070 5,638

3,430 1,862

Laurel Park Playground Rental Equipment Replacement (Rotation)

Public Works/Recreation Ski Hill

11-20 12-20

26,000 7,500

24,980 -

1,020 7,500

Magic Carpet - Beginners Lift (Replace Rope Tow) Snow Groomer - Major Repair Pump Replacement

Ski Hill Ski Hill Ski Hill

12-21 12-22 12-23

40,000 25,000 3,000

34,768 3,474 7,475

5,232 21,526 (4,475)

Waterline Replacement Marina Docks (2 of 3)

Ski Hill Public Works/Marina

12-24 13-20

85,000 78,900

21,971 77,099

63,029 1,801

Pool House Roof - Main Pool Pool Heater (1 of 4) Lifeguard Chairs (5)

Public Works/Pools Public Works/Pools Recreation/Aquatics

15-20 15-21 15-22

9,900 5,000 1,800

8,900 5,044 -

Mini Golf Replacement (18) Paramount Circuit - Ab/Back Paramount Circuit - Chest Press

Recreation Recreation/Fitness Recreation/Fitness

16-21 16-22 16-23

14,400 3,000 3,000

13,658 2,544

742 456

Paddle Boat - 4 Person Capacity Art Center Door Replacement Kiln - Janus 1613 Lely Broadcast Spreader Jacobsen Greensking IV Plus Mower Motorola Portable Radios (2)

Recreation/Aquatics Public Works/Art Ctr Bldg Recreation/Art Center Golf Maintenance Golf Maintenance Golf Maintenance

16-26 18-20 18-21 19-21 19-22 19-23

2,300 7,600 2,200 4,000 30,000 2,000

2,544 1,452 5,200 3,927 28,895 1,919

456 848 2,400 2,200 73 1,105 81

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 1 (7 of 10) Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 2 (5 of 10) Road Paving - Small Projects & Guard Rails Stormwater Management - Culvert Replacement Stormwater Management - Swale & Misc Repair Ford F-350 Pickup Trucks (3) Snow Plows (3)

Public Works Public Works Public Works Public Works/Stormwater Public Works/Stormwater Fleet/Maintenance Fleet/Maintenance

30-17 30-17 30-18 30-19 30-19 30-20 30-21

200,000 200,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 120,000 18,113

200,000 200,000 84,515 65,101 65,101 18,635

Winston 10 Ton Trailer Used AWD Vechicles (4) (Hsp, FnB, Rec) Zero Turn Mowers (2)

Fleet/Maintenance Fleet/Maintenance Facilities Maintenance

30-22 30-23 30-24

11,000 40,000 15,000

33,432 12,125

11,000 6,568 2,875

Maintenance Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects Engineering Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works/Stormwater Public Works/Stormwater

30-97 30-98

10,000 10,000


10,000 (389)

Grant Match - Stormwater - Ridgeview Brooks Lake Aeration System Palms Grant - Ridgeview Enhancement Match

Lake Mgt/Stormwater Lake Mgt/Stormwater Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-20 35-21 35-22

77,000 30,000 8,000

7,725 29,888 -

69,275 112 8,000

1,000 (44) 1,800

(34,515) (15,101) (15,101) 120,000 (522)

Carp Barrier - Stainless Steel

Lake Mgt/Stormwater




Roamingwood Dam Major Repair to Valve/Hardware Main Entry Construction Community Signs - Amenity & Entrance

Lake Mgt/Stormwater Public Works Public Works/Signage

35-24 40-10 40-20

10,500 100,000 20,000

97,196 26,292 20,923


PC/Workstation/POS Inventory Replacement Network Wiring POA Building

Administration/Amenity Administration

40-21 40-22

10,000 3,000

8,290 1,617

1,710 1,384

Firewall Replacement & Upgrade SV9100 Telephone System Replacement APC Power Backups

Administration Administration Administration

40-23 40-24 40-26

5,250 24,000 4,000

5,250 23,455 288

545 3,712 11,303

(86,696) 73,708 (923)

Furniture Replacement - Board Rooms, Training Rooms





Salamander Dining Room Tables (8)

Clubhouse Bldg Clubhouse Bldg

60-20 60-21

3,500 4,000

3,536 3,099

Lodge Window Replacement Lodge ADA Ramp

Public Works/Lodge Bldg Public Works/Lodge Bldg

80-20 80-21

14,700 20,000

8,200 12,675

901 6,500 7,325


Lodge Fire Suppression Design/Plans

Public Works/Lodge Bldg





6 Bin Steam Table DocStar Upgrade (2018 Project) ***UB RSC Sprinkler Conversion

Lodge/Tiki Administration -

80-23 40-16 90-14


2,956 1,140 1,900

1,244 -

***UB Miscellaneous ***UB Laptop Equipment


90-16 90-17

1,209 1,591

1,209 1,591


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

Public Works/Lodge Bldg Recreation

90-18 90-19 90-20

7,818 3,594 3,710

7,818 3,594 3,710


***UB Ski Hill Groomer

Ski Hill





***UB 2012 Chevy/2015 Outlander ***UB New Holland Tractor ***Clubhouse Dining Room Remodel

Clubhouse Bldg

90-22 90-23 90-24

22,148 43,770 22,290

22,148 43,770 22,290







1,140 1,900

1,721,363 * Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget



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

Total All Funds

1,956,163 Adjusted Budget

140,170 2,096,333


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

74.499% 22.636% 2.865%







Billed 3908 1,300 395 50

is no longer being mailed out to our homeowners. If members wish to still receive their Hideabout Newspaper in the mail, they can subscribe for $16 per year (April-March issues) to receive a monthly Hideabout.


297 * 787 1,854

1st Quarter 2019




APRIL MAY JUNE 2nd Quarter 2019

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

294 146 55 495

7.4% 3.4% 1.4% 12.33%


105,055 43,909 20,029 168,993

59 26 18 103

1.5% 0.6% 0.3% 2.48%




8.4% 20.1% 46.4%

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* Includes accounts that prepaid in full and credits towards 2019 dues in 2018 in the amount of $55,474. Of the 3908 Properties Billed in 2019, it was Budgeted that 3635 (93.01%) will be paid in full by 12/31/2019.

Current Projection

2019 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3600 PROJECTION 3635







2019 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED





The Hideabout Newspaper


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


Budget 3635



% of $ Budgeted


% of $ Budgeted


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

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

To advertise in The Hideabout Newspaper contact Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or at

Salem Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - September 10, 2019


he regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on September 10th, 2019 with all members present. The Chairman of the Board requested a moment of silence in remembrance of 911. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. The minutes of the August 13th, 2019 were approved as presented on a motion made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. The Planning Commission minutes were then read. Sub-Divisions: The Harsche/ Wittenbrader lot subdivision – consolidation was reviewed with surveyor Gary Flood. A motion to approve was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Dennis Chapman abstaining was Robert Wittenbrader. The Fields lot consolidation was reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. The Hinnershitz lot consolidation was reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor.

The Pruss sub-division was reviewed concern over right-of-way with building in the way. Surveyor Ed Harsch noted that Mr. Pruss is removing the building. Supervisors discussed. Merel Swingle moved to approve with contingency of building not occupied and removed 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. The Gallegos subdivision was reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Dennis Chapman with all favor. The Paw Pack Doggy Day Care land development was reviewed with Engineers from KBA representing. Reviewed comments from Township Engineer and County. Attorney Treat concerned with guarantees and wants bonding or cash in lieu of bond. Further notation of state driveway permit. After discussion KBA requested from the Board a 45 day extension of time for approval process. Motion to allow time extension made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. New Business: The Paul Sweeney Post Legion Ladies Auxiliary wrote to the Board requesting help and support

in installing and storing banners for Hometown Heroes. The Board agreed to putting up banners and storing them on a motion made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Dennis Chapman with all in favor. CDBG surveys are almost completed at this time for the 2019 application. Old Business: The Neville Trailer Park Engineer update was received, comments of concern with DEP taking a long time. Fall Metal Cleanup Day scheduled for October 19th 2019 from 8am until noon.

Public Time: Don Januszewski questioned if the roads were completed and if stripping would be done. He advised he spoke with Mike Peifer’s office for addressing a tree issue. With no other comments or business, a motion to adjourn was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle, meeting adjourned at 7:35PM. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer

Attorney Updates: None Correspondence: The Wayne County Fall meeting is scheduled for October 9th, 2019 at Lukans Farm Resort. The 4-H Explorers Club wrote a Thank You to the Supervisors for their Support. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Park Updates: Claire Madden noted the park looking good.


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


(Must be at least 18 years old)

TUBE RUN PUSHERS RENTAL SHOP TECHNICIANS CASHIERS SKI/SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS Must be at least 15 years of age or older, have knowledge of skiing and/or snowboarding and have your own equipment. Training for all positions will be provided on site. Must be available to work weekends and holidays, including Xmas thru New Year’s Day and Presidents Week, when school is not in session.

ADMINISTRATION FINANCIAL MANAGER Manage all financial functions/activities necessary for the General Manager to meet its fiscal goals/responsibilities and assist the General Manager. Manages the Accounting Department providing financial information for all General Manager activities that enables management and the Board of Directors to make educated economic decisions for the Hideout General Manager’s future. This position acts for the General Manager in his/her absence, directing the day to day activities of the POA in accordance with all State and Federal laws/regulations, as well as the policies and objectives established by the Board of Directors. EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to work on many different projects at one time. • Must have thorough knowledge of accounting practices and principles. • Advanced Excel & Database. • Financial Statement preparation. • Journal Entry Preparation. • Account Reconciliations. • BS in Business, Accounting Major desired. • Occasional overtime work required throughout the year.

ADVERTISING AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS ASSISTANT Secure paid advertisers for The Hideabout, Hideout Map, Web Classified, and any additional advertising needs of the Community Relations Manager. Follow through by obtaining, preparing, and proofing copy. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • Knowledge of QuickBooks, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word, and PC computer. • Sales and working cooperatively with clients and staff. • Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved. • Understanding of layout/design and printing procedure. • Typing and writing skills.

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


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RECREATION OFFICE SUPERVISOR (continued) EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • 1-2 yrs. experience in General office operations. • A strong background in administration skills. • Valid PA. Driver’s license. • Knowledge of office, accounting procedures & computer skills required. • Inventory control experience preferred. • Must possess strong organizational skills. • Flexibility to adjust to dynamic work environment. • Proactive, helpful, welcoming to the public. • Able to work independently and interdependently. • Must master knowledge of all Hideout Rules and Regulations; as well as, Recreation Policies and procedures. • Must become familiar with all Recreation activities. • Must be able to work well under pressure and coordinate cooperative efforts between departments.

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

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

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

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

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

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Generator Permit


Hideout Building Permit is required for he installation/operation of any “non-portable” residential whole house/ stand-by electrical generator. Small portable units are excluded. A separate permit is required if you need to install a propane tank to fuel the generator.

ALL applications for permits are located on The Hideout website or you can get any permit application at the POA Office. IMPORTANT PORTABLE GENERATOR SAFETY TIPS: - Never operate a generator indoors - it can cause unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas which, if inhaled, can be fatal. - Do not install a generator right next to your home - carbon monoxide can collect in the eaves of your home. - Don’t refill the generator’s gas tank while the unit is running as this can cause a fire, leading to serious injury or death. - Be sure to remove all gas from the

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

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.

Call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or e-mail her at

• 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

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How to sell your home in a buyer’s market… By: Terri Ditty, Broker Associate


he tide IS turning…In today’s market it is crucial for sellers to make their home as appealing as possible. Here are ideas that may put your house above the competition in this market.

4. Sweat the small stuff. De-clutter the garage, repaint the doorframes, caulk the tub, replace burnt out light bulbs, fix leaky faucets or creaky doors-don’t let these small, inexpensive repairs detract from the overall value of your home.

1. Don’t forget the outdoors when it comes to staging. Remember, curb appeal goes a long way and creates a lasting first impression. Refresh your landscaping, entryways and even outdoor décor to maximize the space. Our four seasons really let you showcase the outdoor potential of your home.

5. Add value to your property with incentives. Offer to pay for the capital improvements fee, homeowner association dues, or even offer allowances such as flooring, (if the carpet is worn or wood needs to be refinished) paint allowance, or some other upgrade that would be enticing to buyers.

2. Be realistic and flexible. It is a buyer’s market, so you may need to price your property aggressively. Weigh offers with an open mind and be willing to negotiate.

Will doing these things increase the value of your home? Maybe… but just consider this, if you were offered to choose between a pristine $20 bill or a torn and wrinkled $20 bill, you would probably choose the pristine bill. The value remains the same…get the picture?

3. Get a pre-sale inspection. Any necessary repairs will be brought to your attention and if there are none, a clean home inspection report is a selling advantage. Also, this eliminates the possibility of delays in the closing process once you’ve accepted an offer.

Make sure your homes stands out and is remembered positively when buyers are comparison shopping and making a choice.


The Hideabout is always seeking new article ideas, submissions, and content. If you have an idea or would like to submit an article for consideration, please contact Lisa Green at or by phone at (570) 630-3707.

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To learn more about our dedicated team or to see up to date listings Visit our Mobile Friendly Website or Scan using QR reader on your mobile device With thankful hearts, we wish you and your families the best the spirit of Thanksgiving has to offer. We are truly blessed. Your neighbors, Larry and Terri Ditty

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Celebrate the Warmth & Joy of the Season at the

Attention Members - Motion Effective January 1, 2016


MOTION (1): Rescind Resolution #10-63

Main Lodge • Doors Open - 4:45 p.m. for Bar Service Only

Reference: Existing Board Resolutions #10-63:

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

Have a birthday announcement that you would like to run in The Hideabout Newspaper? Child or grandchild to show off? Catch a big fish? Send your picture to or mail to Lisa Green, Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436.

"Save the Date" Feb 13, 2019 HASG Valentine Luncheon

Thursday, December 12, 2019 5-9 p.m.

MENU Cheese Platter, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites, Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Garden Salad Penne ala Vodka Pasta Course DINNER ENTRÉE - Choice of: Prime Rib Au Jus, Pork Osso Bucco, Chicken Marsala each with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy & Broccoli DESSERT - 7 Layer Chocolate Cake Coffee, Tea & Soda CASH BAR - Specialty Cocktails will also be available for purchase: Candy Cane Martini, Santa Clausmopolitan Under the Mistletoe ENTERTAINMENT - DJ CHRIS Members $45. Non-Members $50. Please make checks payable to H.A.S.G. Stephanie Wysocki, 1823 The Hideout (570) 698-7898

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


To advertise in The Hideabout Newspaper, Hideabout Extra, on The Hideout Website Classified Pages, or TV Channel, please call Lisa Green at 570-630-3707 or email her at

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A blink of an eye

Can change what is there A fleeting thought Is gone in the air One step forward Can lead you where You’ve never been before Things can change If you wish it to be Time never stands still Not for you not for me When you climb the right ladder Will you be happy to be In that place with many new doors Why not give it a try Capture that blink that goes by Hold on to that flash of a thought Maybe then you will see


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 Lyle at (570) 647-6270 for details.

Sit & Sew

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

How life leads you to where There is hope not despair As you discover there is so much more. WOLRAD/2019 Wolrad is the pen name of Mark Darlow, a Hideout resident since 1984. Wolrad has been writing poems monthly for The Hideabout since 2014. He has a children’s book and song which can be heard and read at and a recently released poetry book, My Rhymes for Reasons that can be seen on He welcomes comments and reviews on his website.

The Hideout Club Guide HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP (HASG) - meets the second Thursday of each month (except Dec.) at 1 p.m. in the Main Lodge. For info call John Hinton at (732) 841-6731, HIDEOUT COMPUTER CLUB - meets first & third Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. at the RSC. HIDEOUT SPORTSMEN Lyle Britton, Pres. Club meets first Monday of the month after the 1st Sunday, lower level of the POA at 7 p.m. THE GARDEN CLUB Meets at the Arboretum every Monday at 9 a.m. during the growing season. Everyone welcome. WOODWORKING GROUP - Visitors are always welcome. For information please call Ken Wenz (570) 698-6441.

THE WEIGH WE WERE Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. at the RSC. We are a small but caring group. We each choose our own program. We are supportive and encouraging. So join us? HIDEOUT QUILTERS Love in every stitch! Quilters meet every Wednesday 1 p.m. and every Friday 9:30 a.m. at the Quilters Center. Call (570) 698-4100, ext. 156. Stop in and visit us. HIDEOUT ADULT BOWLING LEAGUE comprised of residents, four man teams September 4, 2019 - April 15, 2020, Wednesday 12:30 p.m. Awards Dinner at season’s end. All are welcome!! Reggie Hadley (570) 698-7429.

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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 Environmental 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 guidelines for such. A Propane Permit is needed. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has established a set of rules that govern

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


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

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


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


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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIDEOUT DIRECT NUMBERS 570-630-3700 Registration 570-630-3723 Maintenance 570-630-3728 Lodge Security 570-630-3729 Ski Hill 570-630-3730 Clubhouse Reserv.ation/Bar 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 132 Main Gate 140 North Gate 142

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

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

HIDEOUT WEBSITE 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 Lisa Green at to announce your child’s birthday in The Hideabout Newspaper. Submit by the fifteenth of the month for the next issue. Your picture will be returned upon request.


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

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


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


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


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

The 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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Here are 3 birds that we will see here in The Hideout year-round. Keep an eye out for these beauties. They do not migrate south for the winter, Northern cardinals, Blue Jays, and Mourning doves. These photos were all taken here in The Hideout in my backyard...John Goldman

My friends & neighbors: Once again, this year, we will be collecting toys for the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau. (WCCCB) Collection boxes have been placed through out The Hideout. At the recreation building, the Clubhouse, the Nubia Malkin Art Center, the Woodworkers Building and the POA Office. The H.A.S.G. will also be collecting toys at their annual Holiday Party scheduled for December 12. If your business, club or group will be collecting toys this year and are looking for a place to donate them, I will be happy to add them to our donation. Deadline for toys is December 12. Feel free to contact me at (570) 878-4677 for info or questions. Bill Wagner (Here is a little bit of info of their 35 year history: The Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau is a locally funded, independent 501(c) (3) charity that is governed by a Board of Directors with strong ties to the Wayne County Department of Human Services. This unique cooperation enables the program to serve the maximum amount of local residents in the most effective manner. The combination of these entities along with the extraordinary support of the local community help the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau meet its mission of “every child receives a gift on Christmas morning”.)


Synopsis of Lake Township Minutes September 3, 2019


he regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on September 3rd, 2019. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Supervisors, Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin were all present. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on August 6th, 2019, carried 3-0. F. Birmelin moved to approve the treasury report for August 2019, carried 3-0. Public Comment: None Subdivisions: The Kwiatek lot consolidation was reviewed and with comments addressed and deed prepared F. Birmelin moved to approve, carried 3-0. Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its August Activity Report showing 14 incidents. They held 4 trainings, 3 meetings and 4 work details. They noted still working on the Emergency signs for the Hideout. Discussion was held on the Quote received by the Township from Lake Ariel President after last month’s meeting for installation of the gear washer. Supervisor Birmelin advised to review and get an additional quote. 2) Maplewood Fire Co provided its August Activity report showing 25 alarmed responses 23 of them medical calls, they held 4 trainings. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported that during the month of August lawns at both Township properties were mowed and cleaned. Roadside mowing is being done. The

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Township Road crew worked with Salem Township helping on ditch work and patchwork. Seal Coat project started today. Old Business: 1) Fall White Goods collection is scheduled for September 21st and October 5th, 2019 from 9am until 1pm. Contact with Mr. Wickle to be confirmed or alternate source to be found for disposal. T. Jaggars moved to make alternate arrangements if Wickle Disposal is unavailable even if there is a cost incurred, carried 3-0. New Business: 1) The Paul Sweeney Memorial Unit Legion Auxiliary wrote to the Township in request of assistance for installing Patriotic Flags of Lake Township soldiers. Also a request for storage and rotation of flags based on quantity was requested. The Auxiliary also asked if the Township would be willing to share in banner production costs if funds are limited. After discussion T. Jaggars would like to request a meeting with the Auxiliary Ladies heading up proposal for further explanations. T. Jaggars moved to hold a meeting with the Legion Auxiliary for explanations, carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: Dave Cummins advised the Board that the Honesdale YMCA is holding an Electronics collection on September 28th at a cost of $20 per car load. 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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ommittees are an important part of our association operations. Committee members help keep our community vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save the association thousands of dollars each year. The association just wouldn’t be what it is without our active and effective committees. They deserve our sincerest thanks. However, to be successful, our association needs to cultivate fresh ideas and encourage additional resident involvement in our committees; so, we’d like your help on one of our committees. Committees give the Board a way to gather information, offer new ideas and opinions and provide a training ground for future Board members. All committees are advisory to the Board unless given specific decision-making authority by the Board or our Governing Documents. Each committee has a goal and mission statement to help it succeed as a community resource. Our association has three types of committees: • Board appointed committees, like our ECC, Discplinary, Budget and Nominating, are established by the Board for a specific purpose under the supervision of the Board. These are required by our Protective Covenants or By-Laws. They often have clearly defined power and authority. Appointments are made for a three year term; however, there are no term limits as to how many terms someone may serve. • Standing committees, such as Food and Beverage and Recreation, are ongoing and have members who have expertise with a specific area within our community. These committees generally make recommendations to the Board pertaining to the specific area. • Ad-hoc committees, such as Governing Documents, are established by the Board as needed for specific projects and tasks. When the task is complete, the committee is disbanded. So, if you’re thinking about running for the Board and want to learn a little more about the association’s operations or if you’re interested in helping improve your community, we would be thrilled to talk to you about committees and how you might be able to help. Applications are available at the POA or on our website, www. Feel free to contact any member of the Board or Community Manager, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 109, for more information.

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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


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

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

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

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


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Home For SALE by Owner Home For RENT by Owner LOT For Sale by Owner For SALE To advertise on these pages please call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707

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

Turn Apple-Picking Into Apple Pies


ertain activities are unique to autumn, and apple-picking certainly falls into that category. Many families look forward to their annual trips to nearby apple orchards, where they can spend beautiful autumn afternoons picking fresh apples everyone can’t wait to take a bite out of. If homemade apple pie is on your agenda this year, consider the following recipe for “French Apple Pie” from Mollie Cox Bryan’s “Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies” (Ten Speed Press). French Apple Pie Makes one 9-inch pie

1 Plain Pie Pastry Raisin Filling 2/3 cup raisins 6 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 2 apples (preferably a tart variety) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch Icing 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon butter, softened

NOVEMBER 2019 • 57 To make the raisin filling, combine the raisins, water and lemon juice in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally until the raisins are plump, about 15 minutes. Separately, combine the corn syrup, flour and sugar and mix well, then add to the raisins and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until thick and syrupy, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool until the mixture is just warm, about 10 to 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a 9-inch pie plate with 1 rolled-out crust. Peel the apples, cut them into thin wedges, and put them in a large bowl. Separately, combine the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch, then add to the apples and gently stir until evenly mixed. Spread the apple mixture in the crust in an even layer, then spread the raisin filling evenly over the apples. Brush the rim of the crust with water, cover with the second rolledout crust, seal and flute or crimp the edges, and cut a steam vent in the center. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 to 2 hours, until completely cool. To make the icing, combine the sugar and water and mix well. Add the butter and mix until smooth. Brush over the top of the cooled pie before serving.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Corner wooded lot for sale 1838 Lakeview Dr. East $995 or best offer. Please call 908-581-0190 or email Owner anxious to sell. All offers considered

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

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

Please call for Classified and Business Classified Rates at (570) 630-3707

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!

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


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

on the hill). Doors open 5:00 p.m. Games start 6:00 p.m. -THE ROTARY CLUB OF HAMLIN/ Lake Ariel meets Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. at RPlace, Rte 590 in Hamlin. Public is welcome to attend. -CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP monthly meeting held every 2nd Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center. Group meeting is informal and informational. Volunteer facilitators are experienced and understanding. Participants share experiences, ideas, situations, solutions, and frustrations which help you and others who attend. For more information please call (570) 253-4262. -2019 Events: Turkey Party at the Ledgedale Vol. Fire Co, Saturday Nov. 2 , first spin at 7p.m. Great Prizes, Free refreshments, Everyone Welcome. All proceeds benefit fire co.

To advertise in: The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, on The Hideout Website, or on our TV Channel 920, please call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or email her at

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

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


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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 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


(570) 676-5253 ROBERT


Dial (570) plus number Golf Maintenance...............698-6384 Maintenance....................... 698-4100, ext. 132 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

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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

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A to Z Maintenance

Page 9

Integra Clean & Dry

Adams Cable Service

Page 34

Jake’s Carpet Page 13

Al Dente’s Pizzeria

Page 16

James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc.

Page 55

Allatto’s Painting Page 48

Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating

Page 59

All County Tax Resolution

Page 14

Jocelyn Cramer - political

Page 13

Apple Maintenance Inc.

Page 37

John Goldman Photography

Page 56

Aurel’s TV & Appliances

Page 24

John T. Bolles General Contracting

Page 48

Blooming Grove Sand & Gravel

Page 56

John’s Italian Restaurant

Page 37

Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 12

JT’s Painting & Contracting

Page 23

BTM Flooring

Page 13

KBS Enterprises Page 23

Canine Connection

Page 56

Koberlein Septic

Carey Construction

Page 24

Lamberton Sheds Page 56

Carman Electrical Svc., Inc.

Page 30

Lighthouse Harbor Marina

Page 14

CBS Construction, LLC.

Page 59

Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc.

Page 59

Century 21 - Hamlin Office

Page 49

M and D Plumbing

Page 10

Classifieds Page Page 58

Maiocco Excavating, Inc.

Page 18

CM’s Construction, Inc.

Page 15

Page 37

Page 30

MidRise Construction Corp

Page 11

Colors Unite Painting

Page 59

Mike’s Walk-In Carpet

Page 27

Cove Haven Resort

Page 10

Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA

Page 15

Cover All Painting Co.

Page 36

Precision Tree Co.

Page 59

Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery Care Page 48

Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services

Page 59

Duffy Plumbing

Page 18


Page 2

Family First Vision Center

Page 49

Scotty’s Services Inc.

Page 37

Firewood For Sale

Page 56

SeniorResources Page 3

Forbes Pest Control Page 59

Shingle Me Page 23

Freedom Boat Club

Page 14

Simplify Clean, Organize, De-Clutter Page 8

From Top to Bottom

Page 36

Smith & Adams - Political

Page 12

Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 59

St. Mary’s Villa Page 36

Heller’s Gas Page 36

Superior Plus Propane

Page 18

Ideal Home Improvement

Page 34

The Roof Brothers, Inc.

Page 24

IHOP Restaurant - Lake Ariel, PA

Page 11

Tunlar Agency LLC Page 56

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The Hideabout November 2019