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SURF THE MOUNTAINS Your Pocono Portal American Candle: www.american-candle.com Baileys Grille & Steakhouse: www.baileyssteakhouse.com Barley Creek Brewing Company: www.barleycreek.com Bear Creek Inne: www.bearcreekinne.com Bushkill Falls: www.visitbushkillfalls.com Camelback Mountain Resort: www.skicamelback.com CBK Mountain Adventures: www.CBKmountainadventures.com Century 21 Select Pocono Pines: www.C21PoconoPines.com Community Service Foundation: www.csfbuxmont.org Country Junction: www.countryjunction.com Country Kettle: www.country-kettle.com Countryside Housekeeping Cottages: www.countrysidecottages.com Cranker’s Antique Limo: www.crankers.info Crescent Lodge: www.crescentlodge.com Delaware Highlands Conservancy: www.delawarehighlands.org Dorflinger Glass Museum: http://dorflinger.org/glass_museum.html Downtown Hawley Partnership: www.visithawleypa.com Downtown Stroudsburg: www.stroudsburg.net Eckley Miners Village: www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com Fernwood Hotel & Resort: www.fernwoodhotel.com Four Seasons at Camelback: www.camelbackpoconoshomes.com The French Manor: www.thefrenchmanor.com Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce: www.greaterpoconochamber.com Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce: www.whitehaven.org Grey Towers National Historic Landmark: www.fs.fed.us/gt Gumble Brothers: www.gumblebrothers.com Holley Ross Pottery: www.holleyross.com House of Candles: www.houseofcandles.com Hutton Metalcrafts: www.copperlamps.com The Inn at Jim Thorpe: www.innjt.net The Inn at Pocono Manor: www.poconomanor.com Jim Thorpe: www.jimthorpe.org Jubilee Restaurant: www.breakfastking.com Kittatinny Canoes: www.kittatinny.com Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.visitnepa.org Lake Naomi Real Estate: www.lakenaomi.com Liberty Homes Custom Builders: www.libertyhomesPA.com Luzerne County Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.tournepa.com Miss Elly’s Antiques and Such: www.missellysantiques.com Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs: www.mohegansunpocono.com Monroe County Conservation District: www.mcconservation.org Monroe County Historical Association: www.monroehistorical.org Mountain Springs Lake Resort: www.mslresort.com Nature Conservancy: www.nature.org/states/pennsylvania NEPA Audubon Society: www.nepaaudubonsociety.org PA Fish & Boat Commission: www.fish.state.pa.us

PA PowerPort: www.state.pa.us PA State Park Information: www.visitpaparks.com Past Impressions Antiques: www.ilovepastimpressions.com PennDOT District 4: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/ district4.nsf/District 4 Homepage?readform PennDOT District 5: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/ district5.nsf/District+5+HomepageShort+List?readform PennDOT Driver & Vehicle Services: www.dmv.state.pa.us PennDOT’s NEPA Transportation Website: www.neparoads.com PennDOT’s Travel Information Website: www.511pa.com Pennsylvania Theatre of the Performing Arts: www.ptpashows.org Pike County Conservation District: www.pikeconservation.org Pike County Tourism: www.discoverpikepa.com Pocono Arts Council: www.poconoarts.org Pocono Bike Rentals: www.poconobikerentals.com Pocono Builders Association: www.poconobuilders.org Pocono Cheesecake Factory: www.poconocheesecake.com Pocono Environmental Education Center: www.peec.org Pocono Indian Museum: www.poconoindianmuseum.com Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce: www.lakeregioncc.com Pocono Mountain Arts Council: www.poconomac.com Pocono Mountains Flying Club: www.mpoflyingclub.org Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau: www.800poconos.com Pocono Outdoor Club: www.poconooutdoorclub.org Pocono Resorts Realty: www.prr1.com Pocono Snake and Animal Farm: www.poconosnakeandanimalfarm.com Pocono Tile Works: www.poconotileworks.com Printing Craftsmen, Inc.: www.printingcraftsmeninc.com Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm: www.quietvalley.org The Settlers Inn: www.thesettlersinn.com Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: www.shawneeinn.com Shawnee Mountain Ski Resort: www.shawneemt.com Skytop Resort: www.skytop.com Skyview Spa at Skytop Resort: www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge.com Smuggler’s Cove: www.smugglerscove.net The Spa at Mountain Laurel: www.thespaatmountainlaurel.com Spa Shawnee and Salon: www.spashawnee.com S&S Speedways - Indoor Go-Karts: www.ssspeedways.com Starting Gate: www.startinggateonline.com Steamtown National Historic Site: www.nps.gov/stea Tannery Depot General Store: www.tannerydepot.com Teeters’ Furniture: www.teetersfurniture.com Theo B. Price Inc.: www.theobprice.com Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River: www.nps.gov/upde Visit PA: www.visitPA.com Vocelli Pizza: www.vocellipizza.com Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport: www.flyavp.com Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins: www.wbspenguins.com Woehrle’s Bait Shop: www.woehrlesbaitshop.com


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MARCH 5, 2011 Spring Tube Fest at Fernwood Resort .................................................................................... 4 Greater Pocono Chamber EXPO 2011................................................................................... 5 MCEEC Maple Sugaring Day .................................................................................................. 6 Nescopeck State Park Maple Sugaring and Nature Walk .................................................... 6 Orienteering, Sugar Shack, and Photography Tour at PEEC ................................................ 6 Leprechauns Ski Free at Camelback ....................................................................................10 Huge St. Pat’s Parade in Scranton........................................................................................10 Read www.issuu.com/thisweek! ...........................................................................................13 Observe Charter Day at Eckley Miners’ Village..................................................................22 March 4th is Charter Day .......................................................................................................22 MCHA Victorian Tea and Luncheon ....................................................................................22 Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge .......................................................................................26 Camelback Spring Bumps Competition ..............................................................................26 Mid-Atlantic Snowboard & Freeride Series .........................................................................26 TELEFEST is March 6th............................................................................................................26 Snowtubing Day for the Pocono Lions at Camelback ........................................................27 Calling All Scouts! .................................................................................................................27 Score Some Swag at the Shawnee Rail Jam ........................................................................27 9th Annual Chili & Wings Cook-Off......................................................................................28 Mysterious Mammals at WELC .............................................................................................28 Monroe County Garden Club Meeting ...............................................................................31 MCEEC Fly-Fishing Seminar ..................................................................................................37 Intro to Orienteering at PEEC ...............................................................................................37 Keep On Keepin’ On! Benefit Concert ................................................................................47 Pocono Bluegrass Shin-Dig ...................................................................................................47 PMVB Launches Live Cameras .............................................................................................47 Skytop Resort hosts Theme Weekends ................................................................................51 Mohegan Sun Sizzles 24/7 ...................................................................................................51 Hike with the Pocono Outdoor Club ..................................................................................51 Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13th ...............................................................53 PennDOT Daylight-Saving Time Safety Tips .......................................................................53 Come Home to Four Seasons at Camelback ......................................................................57 Discover the Greater Pocono Home Show .........................................................................57

CALENDAR..................................... 8 COMING EVENTS............................ 8 DINING ........................................42 ENTERTAINMENT ...........................20 LODGING .....................................48 MOVIES ........................................20 MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & ANTIQUITY .. 29 POCONO MAP..............................32

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Sweet, Simple, and Scenic Maple sugaring, Charter Day, sporting events, a business expo, a parade, a home show, and a cook-off are several simple and sweet reasons to spend winter’s end in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania! Catch a benefit concert or a bluegrass shin-dig, and experience nature and history in meaningful ways. The finest in shopping, dining, and lodging beckon friendly folks from near and far. Turn to the Coming Events column, click on www.thisweek.net, or page through Cover Photo: Bob Weidner www.issuu.com/thisweek to savor your sweetest, Inset Photo: MCCD simplest, most scenic March ever… in the Poconos!

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Spring Tube Fest at Fernwood Resort’s Winter Fun Center Spring is just around the corner! Celebrate with Fernwood Hotel and Resort during the annual Spring Tube Fest! There will be games like Snowball Target Toss, Hula Hoop, Limbo, and Snowtube Racing. A mouthwatering outdoor BBQ, where you can sit by the fire munching corn-on-the-cob and dreaming of summer, is also planned. It all happens from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, March 5th and from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Sunday, March 6th, at Fernwood’s fabulous Winter Fun Center. It’s one of the last weekends to snowtube, so everyone dressed in summer resort-wear, bathing suits, or Hawaiian costumes will receive $5.00 off snowtubing tickets! Throughout the weekend, enjoy tropical and luau-themed activities, snow play, and prize giveaways from the event co-sponsor, Pepsi. Chill in the restaurant with fireside bar at the base of the snowtubing park. Special Spring Tube Fest Weekend Packages include tickets and accommodations. Fernwood Hotel and Resort on Route 209, Bushkill near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area offers a Winter Fun Center for all ages, luxury hotel rooms and villas, themed restaurants, live entertainment, indoor/outdoor pools, fitness area, horseback riding, tennis, 18hole golf course, arcade, and daily activities for all ages. Getaway vacations and weekend packages are available. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD or (570) 5889500, and slide to www.fernwoodhotel.com.


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Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce presents EXPO 2011 Wednesday and Thursday, March 9th and 10th, bring EXPO 2011 to the Koehler Field House on the campus of East Stroudsburg University (ESU). Exciting exhibits and seminars are planned for the 24th annual business and community trade show, the region’s largest, attracting thousands of attendees. Preview the latest products and services from 175+ Pocono Mountain businesses and organizations. Live broadcasts, educational seminars, and door prizes are all planned for EXPO 2011, presented by the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce (GPCC). Meals and snacks are available to purchase in the food court. Sponsored in large part by Geisinger and Geisinger Health Plan, the exposition is open from 2:30pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday and from 12:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday.

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This is an opportunity for businesses to showcase their newest products or services, as well as how they incorporate environmentally friendly practices. Admission is $2.00/ages 13+ and $1.00/ages 12 and under; proceeds benefit the ESU Scholarship Fund. Koehler Field House is easy to find at the corner of Smith and Normal streets on the ESU campus in East Stroudsburg. Call GPCC, The Voice of Business since 1910, at (570) 421-4433, and see www.poconochamber.net.

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MCEEC Maple Sugaring Day happens Saturday, March 5th Join Environmental Educators of the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) during the 34th Public Maple Sugaring Day on Saturday, March 5th. From 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Delaware State Forest Meesing Nature Center Sugarbush near Marshalls Creek, take a 1-hour guided tour of the sugarbush to learn about the history of maple syrup, from the Native Americans to the early settlers. Learn how to identify and tap a maple tree to harvest the sap, and watch as MCEEC educators demonstrate the evaporator process and how the sap is cooked. Complete your tour with a stop at the Pancake Station, where you will get to savor the finished syrup served over fluffy, flavorful pancakes! The cost is $5.00/ages 13+ and $3.00/ages under 13. Maple candy and freshly bottled maple syrup will be available to purchase. Bring your family and friends out to enjoy this popular activity! The Delaware State Forest Meesing Nature Center Sugarbush is on Creek Road; from I-80, take exit 309 (Marshalls Creek), following Route 209N. Turn right at the T-intersection traffic light in Marshalls Creek, and at the next traffic light turn left off of Route 209 onto Route 402N. Go 100 yards, turn left onto Creek Road at the firehouse, and proceed approximately 5.5 miles. Dress appropriately for trail walking. Call the MCEEC at (570) 629-3061, email monroecd@ptd.net, and tap into www.mcconservation.org!

Mystery of Maple Sugaring and Family Nature Walk 2 Programs at Nescopeck State Park On Saturday, March 12th, head over to beautiful Nescopeck State Park near Drums to solve The Mystery of Maple Sugaring from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Have you ever wondered where the delicious pure maple syrup on your pancakes came from? Do you know where Pennsylvania ranks in maple syrup production? These questions and more will be answered! Also at Nescopeck, celebrate the National Wildlife Federation’s 75th Anniversary with the Family Nature Walk: Wildlife That Move Us, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm on Sunday, March 13th. Study how wildlife moves as you explore the park in search of animal movement during this guided walk. Registration is required for both free programs; call (570) 403-2006. Dress appropriately for the outdoors, and learn more at www.visitpaparks.com!

Orienteering, Sugar Shack, and Photography Tour 3 Programs at PEEC An Introduction to Orienteering will be taught on Sunday, March 6th at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC). From 1:00pm to 3:00pm, you’ll learn to use a map and compass on the orienteering course; equipment is provided, and the fee is $5.00/ pp. On Saturday, March 12th, take an orienteering expedition to PEEC’s Two Saps Sugar Shack from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with Pennsylvania maple syrup upon your arrival at the Sugar Shack. Register by Saturday, March 5th; cost is $10.00/adults and $5.00/children. On Sunday, March 13th, grab your camera and join PEEC staff for a tour of historic buildings within the center from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Late winter is an ideal season for a Black & White Photography Tour! Pack your lunch, dress warmly, and call to reserve a seat in the van or opt to carpool; cost is $15.00/pp. PEEC is a non-profit center devoted to environmental education, awareness, and appreciation. Find it in Dingmans Ferry; register by phone at (570) 828-2319, email peec@peec.org, and take a peek at www.peec.org.


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6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 See the ENTERTAINMENT Column on Page 20 for Local Live Entertainment! Now thru mid-March – Eagle Watch! In winter, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Pocono Mountains in search of open water, fresh fish, and undisturbed habitat. In addition to these visiting migrants, the region is also proud of a growing, breeding population of resident eagles. Every Saturday & Sunday from January 1 through mid-March,

trained Eagle Institute volunteers will staff popular viewing locations at Lackawaxen and elsewhere around the Delaware River to assist eagle watchers in sighting these majestic birds. Eagle Institute staffers have spotting scopes, extra binoculars, and helpful information for eagle watchers, and can direct visitors to other viewing locations. From April through September, eagle watching is not encouraged because of the eagles’ sensitivity to human disturbance during this critical time. Please respect these resident eagles and their young! The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office at 176 Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen (at the end of the Roebling Bridge) is open every Friday through Sunday from January until mid-March. Call the office or drop by to learn where eagles are being sighted, or visit their web page at www.eagleinstitute.org and see the “Eagle Forum” message board. For maps, directions and more information, contact The Eagle Institute at (570) 685-5960 or (845) 557-6162, or email them at eagleinstitute@yahoo.com.

Daily – Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings are offered every day at 12:30pm at the Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road in Tannersville. The fascinating tours of the brewery are followed by free tastings of assorted Barley Creek brews. Reservations are not required and group tours are also available by appointment. To find out more about this authentic brewpub & restaurant, call (570) 629-9399 or log on to www.barleycreek.com. Now – The Casino is Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre! Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 55,000 square feet of gaming space including 82 live table games, 2,500 slot machines and electronic table games, as well as a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing eight months out of the year. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is located at 1280 Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre

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This Week in the Poconos 9 and their phone number is 1-888WIN-IN-PA. Log on to their website www.mohegansunpocono.com to find out more! Daily – Enjoy the Free Candle Making Demonstrations from 10:00 to 5:00 at the House of Candles, located on Rt. 715 North between Tannersville and Henryville. Watch the fascinating candle making process from start to finish. Visitors may also observe the creation of a custom hand-carved candle in your choice of color! The House of Candles is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00; closed Sundays. Be sure to bring the kids to enjoy the Free Farmyard Petting Zoo! For details, call 629-1953 or visit www.houseofcandles.com. See their ad on page 15 of this magazine (or print from our website thisweek. net) for the coupon good for 10% off most items! Now thru March – The Inn at Jim Thorpe on 24 Broadway in Jim Thorpe has announced that they are offering two very special packages: the Romantic Couples Escape and the Girlfriends Spa Getaway. Romance, wine and a massage... What more do you need? The Romantic Couples Escape includes a two night stay, his and her 55minute Swedish massages, a bottle of wine in your room, two souvenir wine glasses, dinner one night, and breakfast daily. Or grab the gals and enjoy a relaxing and fun getaway! The Girlfriends Spa Getaway includes a two night stay, Custom Spa Package, breakfast daily, lunch & dinner on Saturday, a bottle of wine with souvenir wine glasses, plus special discounts at area shops. The Inn at Jim Thorpe is situated in the heart of Jim Thorpe’s National Register Historic District. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this grand Victorian inn features comfortable guest rooms and world-class suites, including many with whirlpool and fireplace. For more information about these and other packages, or for your reservations, call The Inn at Jim Thorpe at 1-800-329-2599. Visit online at www.innjt.net.

Now thru Season – Enjoy the thrill of skiing at your choice of two of the Poconos’ best mountains along with plenty of rest and relaxation in the Green Spa with the Ski and Spa Package at The French Manor in South Sterling. This winter package includes overnight accommodations in an elegant room or luxurious suite; a welcome fruit & cheese plate with sherry in your room upon arrival; VIP Lift Tickets for two at Camelback Mountain Resort or at Sno Mountain; a custom tote bag filled with all the necessities for hitting the slopes including bottled water, lip balm, trail mix and fresh fruit; a 50-minute couples massage; afternoon tea daily; complimentary turn-down service each evening with Godiva Chocolates, and a full country breakfast each morning. For your Ski and Spa Package reservations or for more information, call The French Manor at (570) 676-3244. Visit their website www.thefrenchmanor.com. March 4 – Happy Birthday Pennsylvania! Today is Charter Day, commemorating the granting of the Charter of Privileges to William Penn by King Charles II of England on March 4, 1681. This document created Pennsylvania, or “Penn’s Woods.” March 4 - Church Women United of Monroe County invites everyone to attend World Day of Prayer at host church East Stroudsburg United Methodist on 83 S. Courtland Street. The program

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“How Many Loaves Have You?” was written by the women of Chile. The World Day of Prayer event will begin at 1:00pm. Afterwards, UMC Women will serve refreshments. For more information you may call (570) 629-0649. March 4 thru 6 – Subaru “Master the Mountain” Weekend is back at Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area in Blakeslee! Subaru of America, Inc. will once again host Master the Mountain. Each winter season, the Subaru Master the Mountain team travels to ski resorts across the country bringing music, giveaways, and free activities for people to enjoy. This will be the company’s 15th year bringing the event to ski areas across the United States. Jack Frost Mountain is located off Route 940 west of Blakeslee Corners. Call them at (570) 443-8425 or log on to www.jfbb.com to find out more. (Continued on Page 10)

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March 4 thru 6 – The historic Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA is hosting their Winter Sports Weekend, a unique and exciting Theme Weekend full of family fun! Enjoy winter’s final fling with skiing, skating, sledding, crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing all included in your room rate! For your Winter Sports

Weekend reservations or more information, call Skytop Lodge at 1-800-345-7759. See photos of the breathtaking mountain estate at their website www.skytop.com. March 5 – Mountain Dew is back to host their 6th Annual Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville! Mountain Dew will be set up in the Main Base Area with prize tents and tons of swag to give out throughout the day. Registration for the event will begin at 7:30am in the Big Pocono Family Eatery and

Leprechauns Ski Free at Camelback Leprechauns Ski Free on St. Patrick’s Day at Camelback Mountain Resort! On Thursday, March 17th, come ready to ski or ride in your leprechaun getup and you’ll receive a free lift ticket. Participants must be at the Welcome Center by 10:00am dressed in a full leprechaun suit including pants, shirt, jacket, and hat. Guest Services staff will make the qualifying decisions. All leprechauns must meet in the breezeway for a group picture. Camelback Mountain Resort is in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 6291661 and be charmed by www.skicamelback.com.

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St. Pat’s Parade! The annual Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade will step off at 12:00pm on Saturday, March 12th in downtown Scranton. Whether you’re Irish or not so much, celebrate in a big way with 12,000+ marchers and participants, fabulous floats, and festivities at the nation’s 2nd-largest St. Patrick’s Parade! Featuring over 12,000 marchers and participants, the parade begins on Wyoming Ave. near St. Peter’s Cathedral and marches to Lackawanna Ave., where it swings left past the Mall at Steamtown. Watch it wend around the bend at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and onto Spruce Street, where it passes the Lackawanna County Courthouse and processes onto North Washington Ave. to its destination, the Scranton Cultural Center. Visit www.stpatparade.com to find out more about this momentous, enormous event. Call the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-22-WELCOME, and check out www.visitnepa.org.

the racing starts at 10:00am on the Pocono Raceway slope. This event is FREE to all competitors; must have a valid pass or lift ticket to participate. Camelback Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com with questions. March 5 – Bring the whole family to the 34th Annual Public Maple Sugaring Day at the Meesing Sugarbush, not far from Marshalls Creek. Join Environmental Educators from the Monroe County Environmental Education Center to observe the making of pure maple syrup, and learn the fascinating history of this very sweet product. Anytime between 10:00am and 3:00pm take a one-hour tour of the Sugarbush, focusing on the history of maple syrup from the Native Americans to the early settlers in the region. Learn how to “tap” a maple tree to obtain sap, and then watch as your guides demonstrate how the sap is cooked and changed into maple syrup. Finish the tour with a stop at the Pancake Station to taste the finished product served over fresh pancakes. It’s a great way to enjoy a late winter day in the country! The program will be held at the Delaware State Forest’s Meesing Nature Center Sugarbush on Creek Road, 5.5 miles north of Marshalls Creek. From I-80, take the Marshalls Creek exit (exit 309) and follow Route 209 North to Marshalls Creek. At the T intersection, make a right, go past the General Store and at the traffic light turn left off of Route 209 onto Route 402 North. Follow 402 for 100 yards to the fire house and make a left onto Creek Road. Proceed about 5.5 miles and look for the signs. The cost to attend is $5 adults, $3 children. Dress for the weather, including shoes appropriate for trail walking! For more information, call the Monroe County Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061 or log on to www.mcconservation.org. March 5 – Join members of the Pocono Outdoor Club for a Hike (Continued on Page 12)


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at the MCEEC and SGL #156. This fun, late-winter hike will start on the easy trails at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville, then continue on to State Game Lands #156 for an additional four to six miles (if desired). Call hike leader Bob Wacker at (570) 629-5293 for hike time and more information. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all individuals interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact today’s hike leader or check out www.poconooutdoorclub.org.

March 5 - The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Victory Church, Tannersville, is sponsoring Family Day at Split Rock Indoor Water Park in Lake Harmony from 2:00pm until 10:00pm. The day will include a lunch buffet from 2:30 to 4:00, a variety of prizes and contests, and of course complete use of the indoor water park. Tickets are adults $44 for water park and buffet, $27 for buffet only; kids’ tickets are $33 for children under 42” and kids under 4 years are free. For more information contact Dave Morton at (570) 242-2477 or morsch7@aol.com. The number at the church office is (570) 6294572. March 5 - A Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Monroe County Kids Against Hunger will be held from 9:00 until noon at Zion

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United Lutheran Church, Route 209 in Brodheadsville. Breakfast will consist of all the pancakes you can eat, sausage, orange juice, tea, coffee, milk or chocolate milk. Cost is $5.50 adults, $3.50 kids under 10. Funds raised will benefit the May 14 multi-generational service project of Monroe County Kids Against Hunger of assembling 20,000 food packets! For more information on helping with the breakfast or volunteering for the service project, send an email to monroecokah@hotmail.com. March 5 & 6 – The USASA MidAtlantic Snowboard & Freeride Series returns to Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville for the eleventh season! All boarders are invited to sign up and compete in Slopestyle in the Rhodo Terrain Park on Saturday and in the Halfpipe Competition at the Oak Grove Halfpipe on Sunday. Registration is from 8:00 to 9:00am and the competition starts at 10:00am both days. For all the details log on to www.snowboardseries.com. Camelback is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call the mountain at (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com. March 5 & 6 – It’s time to start thinking spring and what better way than by playing in the snow at the Spring Tube Fest at Fernwood Resort’s Winter Fun Center Snowtubing Park in Bushkill! As one of the last weekends to snowtube, the resort will offer $5 off snowtubing tickets to anyone dressed in resort-wear costumes including bathing suits and Hawaiian outfits! Tube Fest will run from 12noon to 5:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 1:00pm on Sunday with an outdoor barbecue, live music, snowtube racing, games and tropical luau-themed activities including hula competitions, limbo, snow play and prize giveaways by co-sponsor Pepsi. It will be a great outdoor party where you can sit by the fire and think of summer while you eat corn-on-the-cob even if it snows! The Fernwood Winter Fun Center on Route 209 in Bushkill is open to the public through early March with snowtubing in family-


This Week in the Poconos 13 size tubes and single tubes, a Tiny Tot play area, and a restaurant with a fireside bar at the base of the snowtubing area. Fernwood Hotel & Resort is also offering Spring Tube Fest Weekend Packages, which include tickets to the Winter Fun Center, accommodations and more. For more information and a schedule of events, call 888FERNWOOD or (570) 588-9500. www.fernwoodhotel.com March 5 & 6 – This is Give Back Weekend at Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain in Lackawaxen. Just bring two non-perishable canned goods for the local food pantry and receive 15% off when purchasing your lift ticket! A portion of all proceeds received this weekend will also be donated to charity. Hours are 9:00am to 9:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am to 4:30 on Sunday. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is a semi-private family facility in the Northern Poconos, located just four miles off of Route 590 in Lackawaxen. The ski area offers 18 trails with 100% snowmaking, a Terrain Park, and night skiing most nights. For a current snow conditions report and more information about Give Back Weekend, call (570) 6851400 or log on to their website www.ski-bigbear.com. Closed Tuesdays. March 5 & 6 – The March Ski Patrol Recruitment Open House is this weekend at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. Ski Patrol volunteers will hold membership recruitment open houses from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday & Sunday. Meet at the shack at the top of the Birches trail if you’re interested in participating or learning more about the program. Camelback Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com with questions. March 6 – The 9th Annual Chili & Wings Cook-Off presented by the Hawley-Lake Wallenpaupack Chamber of Commerce will take place at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant on Route 507 in Tafton (two miles east of Hawley). Enter

your favorite chili or wings recipe, be a judge, or just enjoy sampling all the entries! The Cook-Off runs from noon until 4:00pm in Ehrhardt’s spacious Banquet Center overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack. The cost is $20 per person for tasting and judging and the event is open to everyone. Tickets will be available at the door. To learn more about the Chili & Wings Cook-Off or for entry forms to enter your recipe, call the HawleyLake Wallenpaupack Chamber of Commerce at (570) 226-3191 or contact them through the website www.hawleywallenpaupackcc.com. March 6 – The Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society will host a big Bluegrass Shin-Dig today featuring Hillbilly Water, Santara Wind, and Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mountain Boys. The public is invited to enjoy the monthly stage shows featuring critically acclaimed bands at the spacious BPO Elks Lodge on 260 Washington Street in East Stroudsburg. The stage performances are held on the first floor and are continuous

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from around noon until about 5:00pm. If you play an instrument, bring it along and join one of the many jam sessions happening throughout the 1920’s-era building! There are several rooms that are ideal for jamming and listening. There is also a full bar and the kitchen will be open serving food at reasonable prices. Admission is $7. For more information, visit www.poconobluegrass.org or call (570) 424-2937 or (570) 992-2259. The number at the Elks Lodge is (570) 421-9140. March 6 – An Introduction to Orienteering will be offered from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. Learn how to use a map and compass to find your way through the woods, then put your knowledge to the test out on PEEC’s orienteering course. You’ll learn everything you need to know to be competent in orienteering and all equipment will be provided. The cost to attend is $5. (Continued on Page 14)

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PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information or to register for the Introduction to Orienteering, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 or log on to www.peec.org. March 6 – Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville has announced that they will host TELEFEST, their first ever telemark skiing event! All telemark skiers are invited to come out and join the fun with tele clinics, an up-down race, bumps duels and more! The fun on the hill will end with all the freeheel skiers gathering for a lap around the resort, ending at the bar for some drinks and live music. Camelback

Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com with questions. March 6 – The Shawnee Rail Jam sponsored by Flow Snowboards is coming to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in Shawnee-on-Delaware! Come out and show them how you can ride the rails in Shawnee Mountain’s 3000’ Bushkill Terrain Park. Judges will be awarding the best overall talent with tons of gear. Other prizes will be drawn by bib numbers to be sure that everyone leaves with some swag. This event is open to skiers and riders of all abilities. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is located off I-80 exit 309 in Shawnee-on-Delaware; follow signs on Route 209 to Hollow Road. To find out more about the Shawnee Rail Jam, call Shawnee Mountain at (570) 421-7231 or log on to www.shawneemt.com. March 9 - At the end of what seemed like a very long winter, it’s time to start thinking spring! The Monroe County Garden Club will Meet at 11:30am at the Eastern Monroe Public Library, Route 611/North 9th Street in

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Stroudsburg. The program will be “Spring Wreath Making” by Judy Henry from The Potting Shed. The design entry for the month is “In Like a Lion,” a creative 3-line design using designer’s choice of materials in one container. Accessory permitted. The horticulture entry is a collection of dried plant material in a container of exhibitor’s choice; five or more stems. Bring in your entries by 11:15 to allow time for judging. Everyone interested in gardening and horticulture is welcome to attend. The Monroe County Garden Club is a Federated Club of the Garden Club Federation of PA, District II/III, and a member of the National Garden Club. You may contact President Caryl Lamoso at (570) 688-9063 or email carylros@ptd.net with your questions. “Come Grow With Us.” March 9 & 10 – EXPO 2011, the 24th annual Business & Community EXPO presented by the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Koehler Field House on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. Two exciting days of exhibits and seminars are planned at “The Region’s Largest Business/ Community Trade Show.” Preview the area’s latest products and services from over 175 Pocono Mountains businesses and organizations. Live broadcasts, educational business seminars, and door prizes are all planned for this year’s EXPO. Food will be available at the food court. Show hours are 2:30pm until 7:00pm on Wednesday and noon to 7:00pm on Thursday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children 12 and under. The Koehler Field House is located at the corner of Smith and Normal streets on the campus of East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg. EXPO 2011 is sponsored in large part by Geisinger and Geisinger Health Plan. For more information about EXPO 2011, call the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce office at (570) 421-4433. www.poconochamber.net March 10 – Did you know that the Mustelid (weasel) family has, pound for pound, some of (Continued on Page 52)


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‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN Look at life-size history at Eckley Miners’ Village, an authentic 19thcentury mining town. Eckley was once a thriving, company-owned coal mining “patch town.” With the advent of strip mining in the 20th century, underground mining became obsolete, and scores of patch towns disappeared along with the jobs. The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission has carefully restored Eckley, providing the rare opportunity to glimpse a past way of life. The kitchens and bedrooms, personal items, clothes, chairs, outhouses, and laundry rooms all remain as if last used yesterday! See homes, churches, social clubs, general store, doctor’s office, and other buildings. Weather and staff permitting, walking tour guides describe life in 19th century mining towns, giving narrative on how these folks lived day-to-day. Eckley Miners’ Village is 9 miles east of Hazelton, off Route 940. See signage near Freeland; access from I-80 or I-81. The on-site museum is open daily; call (570) 636-2070, and see www.eckleyminers.org or www.phmc.state.pa.us. Main Avenue in historic downtown Hawley holds the prominent, family-owned-and-operated Teeters’ Furniture. Established in 1849, the business has built a reputation for offering fine quality furniture and décor, displayed in an attractive gallery atmosphere. At this one destination, with just the right amount of advice from the knowledgeable and low-key sales staff, you’ll be able to fill all of your bedding, carpeting, and home office needs. Many reputable manufacturers are represented, with a wide array of styles for all tastes, from contemporary/metro to rustic/country to elegant/traditional, and more! Teeters is also a popular shopping venue for area rugs, gifts, and stylish accent pieces. You’ll find it open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday from

Teeters’ Furniture 8:30am to 8:00pm, Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Phone (570) 226-3112, and get comfy at www.teetersfurniture.com. Located on Business Route 209 in Snydersville, S&S Speedways has indoor kart-racing with specially designed cars; test your skills on the fast indoor track, at speeds of up to 26mph. With the slipping, sliding, and over-steering characteristics of the karts, you’re as close as you can come to the real thing. Professional racecar drivers practice here in the off-season! A 4-point safety harness and side-impact bumpers keep you safe. Must be at least 54” tall. Hours are 5:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturdays, 12:00pm until 9:00pm on Sundays, and 12:00pm to 5:00pm Monday through Wednesday.

Reserve for private parties, special occasions, and league racing; be sure to ask about the Rookie Special. Snack bar and video arcade. Bring the display ad for a free race ticket! Call (570) 420-5500, and vroom to www.ssspeedways.com. Discover the Oldest Candle Shop in the Poconos, the House of Candles, via scenic Route 715 between Tannersville and Henryville. This factory shopping destination offers free candle making demonstrations every Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Order a custom hand-carved candle in your choice of color. Browse 1000s of candles in 100s of scents, plus scented instant wax to make your own. See a 1000 lb. candle, a real 1930 Model-A Ford, and enjoy a free farmyard zoo including a miniature horse, Chinese pheasants, peacocks, goats, and a pond with goldfish and koi. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm; closed Sunday. Use the coupon in the print or online display ad; all customers receive a free gift! Phone (570) 629-1953, and be enlightened at www.houseofcandles.com.

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Find out why Country Junction is “The World’s Largest General Store!” At 6565 Interchange Road, Route 209, in Lehighton, follow the in-house street signs toward everything and anything you need to make your house a home. Home accents, giftware, antiques, and novelties. Country Junction’s Service Team can install your flooring, windows and doors, gutter, garages, siding, lumber, fencing, and insulation. You’ll find Animal Country Puppies & More, the K9er-Diner, Barn Door Restaurant, a free wildlife exhibit, free petting farm, and a

wine cellar with wine tasting; bring the display ad for a special offer! Shop for landscape and garden items, too. This shopping experience is fun for everyone; open 7 days. Call (610) 377-5050, and go to all the Junction locations online at www.countryjunction.com! Don’t miss the 1st winter sports rental shop on the road to Camelback Mountain! Pocono Ski Rentals is your source for skis, snowboards, snow blades, and more. Choose from day, multi-day, and seasonal rentals; you’ll receive fast, friendly

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service, as well as easy pick-up and drop-off. The full service shop also does quick tune-ups and waxing, etc. Open every day, with 35+ years in business, and selling the latest gear such as hats, goggles, gloves, coats, and selling and renting bibs/pants! It’s on Sullivan Trail in Tannersville; phone (570) 6294668 or fax (570) 629-4656. Pocono Book Exchange is your local source for books and readingrelated items! Need a mystery for leisurely evenings, a story/picture book for a child’s bedtime, a gift book to commemorate a special event, or an informative handbook to guide your next project? Check out the neat shelves of page-turners, from contemporary to venerable, just waiting for you to discover what’s between the covers. Literacy is a life skill, a rewarding pastime, and vocabulary and conversational enhancement for all ages. New and used books are sold at prices for every pocketbook, in a comfortable setting conducive to browsing. Trades are made at the owners’ discretion, and special

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This Week in the Poconos 17 orders are available. Open daily at 10:00am; call (570) 355-5757, or drop by the shop on Route 940 in Pocono Lake. Step up to Second Story High End Thrift, located at 756 Business Route 209, across from Eagles Glen Plaza in East Stroudsburg. This discriminating store has the look and feel of a high-end boutique, but the prices will amaze you! After loving all the stunning brand name and designer apparel, you’ll flip over the ever-changing array of accessories, shoes, bags, artwork, and décor pieces. Distinctive, attractive furniture is displayed throughout the gallery setting, and sold at thrifty prices. You’re encouraged to open cabinets and drawers to discover more one-of-a-kind treasures awaiting you inside! For hours and more information, call Second Story High End Thrift today at (570) 420-9948. Pocono Tile Works serves the entire 4-county Pocono Mountains region with expert custom tile design and installation. Marble is also a specialty. See genuine examples of their beautiful, quality work at www.poconotileworks.com! Call (570) 460-6439, or email rafal@poconotileworks.com to schedule an appointment for your free, professional consultation and estimate. Pocono Tile Works is fully insured, reliable and reputable, and cheerfully provides top-notch references and recommendations! While dining or staying at The Settlers Inn or visiting historic Hawley, drop by The Potting Shed gift shop! The Shed’s merchandise changes seasonally, and is chosen with an eye for quality craftsmanship and environmental friendliness. Each product line is selected as a natural follow-through from the Inn’s commitment to green hospitality practices. You’ll find the perfect gift, or a must-have item for yourself. From interesting jewelry, innovative stationery, and gardening implements to works of pottery

influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, The Potting Shed has something for everyone; gift certificates are available. Find it at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley. Phone (570) 226-2993 or 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com.

of choice! After you visit Starting Gate, you’ll be set with top-notch gear, accessories, and accurate, on-the-scene information. Adjacent to the Pocono Indian Museum! Call (570) 588-4807, and see www.startinggateonline.com.

If you’re looking for fun, you’ll find lots of it at Starting Gate Action Sports on Route 209 in Bushkill. Selling 4 seasons of fun for 40+ years, this well-stocked, shopper’sdream sports center caters to active lifestyles and trend-setting people. Complete lines of equipment by Burton, Salamon, and K2, and tons of cool apparel by Burton, Volcom, O’Neill, Bonfire, and The North Face. Some equipment is also available to rent. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can recommend just the right local venue for your sport

Tannery Depot General Store, at Route 534 and Tannery Road in Lehigh Tannery, purveys fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals for the 25-mile Lehigh Gorge State Park trail, hiking supplies, hunting/fishing accessories, firewood, ice, outdoor apparel, breakfast foods, sandwiches, beverages and other fare, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Phone (570) 606-4325, and plan (Continued on Page 18)

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the outfitting of your next outing at www.tannerydepot.com! Discover the “Oldest Candle Shop in the Poconos,� the House of Candles, via scenic Route 715 between Tannersville and Henryville. This factory shopping destination offers free candle making demonstrations every Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Order a custom hand-carved candle in your choice of color. Browse 1000s of candles in 100s of scents, plus scented instant wax to make your own. See a 1000 lb. candle, a real 1930 Model-A Ford, and enjoy a free farmyard zoo including a miniature horse, Chinese pheasants, peacocks, goats, and a pond

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with goldfish and koi. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm; closed Sunday. Use the coupon in the print or online display ad; all customers receive a free gift! Phone (570) 629-1953, and be enlightened at www.houseofcandles.com. Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7, and the service makes you feel at home. There’s so much to experience at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Route 315 in Wilkes-Barre. Cash in on the fun at over 2,500 highvoltage slots. Enjoy electric-hot virtual table games, and real live poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette! There’s a dining option for every taste and budget, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Timbers Buffet to Wolfgang Puck Express. A stroll through the shopping promenade reveals interesting finds at Marshall Rousso, Brookstone, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and Breakers, hosting live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, are 2 of the

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hottest party venues around. Enjoy live harness racing when in season; the huge simulcast facility is open year ‘round! This out-of-the-ordinary escape is as close as your car keys. Call 1-888-WIN-INPA, or visit www.mohegansunpocono.com. The Spa at Mountain Laurel at the Mountain Laurel Resort is just off Route 940 in scenic White Haven. The luxurious menu includes a variety of massages, nail services, facials, body treatments, tanning, and a hair salon. Gift certificates and special packages are available. Bring in the print or online display ad, or mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling! Call (570) 443-9SPA (9772), and check out www.spaatmountainlaurel.com. Discover something wonderful at the Country Kettle factory gift outlet and candy store in Marshalls Creek, one of the largest shopping attractions in the Poconos. The store overflows with items to capture the attention of avid shoppers and those just tagging along. Knick-knacks, wicker, wind chimes, collectibles, glassware, and gadgets abound. A selection of gourmet cheeses, jams, coffees, teas, and specialty foods is available; find the perfect treat for your next party! Sample (free!) from 200 barrels of old-fashioned candy, or bring home some decadent chocolate. Open daily from 9:30am to 6:00pm; take exit 309 off I-80 to Route 209. Great prices, great selection, and a great location make it a great shopping stop! Phone (570) 421-8970, or visit www.country-kettle.com. Teeters’ Furniture, on Main Avenue in Hawley, carries a wide range of dining, living room, upholstered, and bedroom furniture displayed in comfortable gallery settings. The inventory includes Tom Seely, Simply Amish, Kincaid, Winners Only, Chatham, and Stanley. Affordable quality, excellent service, and selection are


This Week in the Poconos 19 hallmarks here. Teeters’ has been selling furniture since 1849! Shop for your primary home, your vacation home, or an enduring gift. Phone (570) 226-3112, and visit w w w. t e e t e r s f u r n i t u r e . c o m . Delivery and set-up are available. Open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm; Friday from 8:30am to 8:00pm; Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm; and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. It will be “Love at First Bite” when you visit the Pocono Cheesecake Factory. Located on Route 611 in Swiftwater, the factory specializes in the fine art of cheesecakery, crafting it better than anyone else. They sell only cheesecake made fresh on the premises each day, so you know you’re getting the real deal. Choose from a large variety of flavors and toppings. The best way to describe the experience is that this is the best cheesecake you have ever had! The very sweet and fragrant shop is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Bring the display ad for a coupon. The number is (570) 839-6844; place your special orders now, and taste www.poconocheesecake.com. Step back in time at Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store on Route 390 in Cresco. This landmark is stocked with handicrafts, distinctive gifts, seasonings, animal feed, folk art, hardware, and building materials. Shop for Green Mountain Coffees, Vera Bradley Bags, Byers’ Choice collectibles, Burt’s Bees, Grafton Village Cheeses, and more! You’ll also find everything you’d expect at a hardware and lumber store for your home and outdoor needs. Art lovers will want to browse the works displayed in the Sprag Mill Art Gallery on the premises. Open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday. Pop in to shop, or just to say hello! For more about this honest-to-goodness country store, call (570) 595-2501, and visit www.theobprice.com.

Live bait is best! If you plan to fish on any of the Poconos’ pristine streams and lakes, first pay a visit to Woehrle’s Bait Shop. They’re open every day from 7:00am to 5:00pm, stocking healthy live bait for all types of fishing. You can choose from hellgramites, fat heads, leeches, night crawlers, minnows, red worms, giant mealworms, crickets, wax worms, and more. Woehrle’s is just off Route 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. To find out what’s biting today, call “The Poconos’ Most Complete Bait Shop” at (570) 839-7338, or visit www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. Snag a gift certificate for your favorite angler!

(570) 646-7778, and illuminate www.copperlamps.com. Spaetzle machines to the left and woks to the right; you’re at Cooks Tour! Every type of cookware and kitchen helper can be found here. The names speak for themselves: Cuisinart, Scanpan, Bourgeat, Henckels, Gaggia and Pavoni, Wusthoff, Le Creuset, Zyliss and Mouli. Pepper mills, pasta machines, fondue sets, and quiche pans fill this amazing shop, and the selection of specialty foods will satisfy the choosiest foodie. Gift certificates are available. Personalized service ensures that you’ll find the right ingredient, technique, cookbook, or device. Also a popular cooking school; classes are offered in international, low salt, sugarless, and low cholesterol preparations. Open daily on Route 390 in Mountainhome; call (570) 595-0370. Bon appetit!

Hutton Metalcrafts creates an array of unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns, lamps, and candle lanterns, and fine pewter ornaments and jewelry on Route 940 in Pocono Pines. Remembrances and objects for the home are handmade and manufactured on the premises. Oneof-a-kind copper t F irst Bite ’ S ince 1 trees by Tom ve a 98 o Hutton, hand5 ‘L hammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, then heat-colored to produce rich greens on the Freshly Baked • Many Flavors • Pastries tops and reddish highlights on the Sugar Free/Low Carb • Specialty Cakes • & More! trunks. Purchase fine oil paintings Open Daily 10AM-6PM on glass and Rt. 611, stone, and gorSwiftwater, PA geous solid copper wall sculpCredit Cards tures in varying Accepted TAKE sizes. Everything HOME ONE WIT at Hutton Seasonal Shipping YOU! H Metalcrafts is unique! Open Tuesday through www.poconocheesecake.com Saturday from 9:00am to Any Purchase of $20.00 or 5:00pm; closed Sunday and More with This Coupon Monday. Call

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ENTERTAINMENT Subject to change; contact the venue for the latest information. Refer to the Sports column listings beginning on page 34 to contact winter sports areas which may offer entertainment.  FERNWOOD HOTEL & RESORT on Route 209 in Bushkill offers luxury hotel rooms and villas, a food court, a sports pub, and a Tuscan Grille. Every Wednesday at 6:00pm is Brain Freeze Trivia team trivia game for ages 21+ hosted by Gary “Big Brain” in the Morning. Play Bingo every Thursday evening, and enjoy Karaoke every Friday and Saturday at 9:00pm. Magicians, illusionists, jugglers, and comedians perform on weekends, and Saturday Night Bands take the stage on Saturdays at 10:00pm for ages 21+. Pools, fitness area, massage therapist, horseback riding, tennis, 18-hole par 71 golf course, Game Zone, daily activities, a Winter Fun Center, and vacation/weekend packages. Call 1-888-FERNWOODx5 or (570) 588-9500x5214, and see www.fernwoodhotel.com.

harness racing, too! After working up an appetite, savor one of many distinctive dining options. A stroll through the shopping promenade will reveal interesting finds at Brookstone, Marshall Rousso, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and Breakers host entertainment every weekend, and special entertainment events are regularly scheduled! Mohegan Sun is the out-of-the-ordinary escape that’s as close as your car keys; on Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre. Phone 1-888-WIN-INPA and see www.mohegansunpocono.com.

 THE CRESCENT LODGE is a delightful year-round resort with a country inn atmosphere, located on Route 191 in Paradise Valley. Enjoy wonderful food, with dinner music every Friday and Saturday by pianist Keith Herrmann. He has performed on the Tonight Show, The Today Show, CBS This Morning and the Golden Globe Awards; hear classical and Broadway at their best! On Sundays, enjoy the blues/jazz piano of Michael Fossa. He has performed with The Doors guitarist  MOHEGAN SUN AT Robbie Krieger, among other legPOCONO DOWNS in Wilkes- ends. Check out the delicious Pub Barre transports you to a world Menu. Renowned for a refined atwhere the action sizzles 24/7 mosphere of leisure and fun; ask and the friendly service makes about the great lodging packages! you feel at home. Cash in on the Spas, championship golf, winter fun at over 2,500 hot slots, vir- sports areas, outlet shopping, an tual electronic table games, and adventure park, and a casino with live blackjack, roulette, craps, slots and table games are very and poker tables. Enjoy simulcast nearby. Call (570) 595-7486 or 1-800-392-9400; visit FIND LIVE LOCAL MUSIC www.crescentlodge. com.

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THE GEM KEYSTONE Shawnee-on-

Delaware hosts live entertainment many Friday and Saturday nights, and Jazz/Fusion Jams/Open Mic Nights on many Thursdays! Have a happening Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The Gem and Keystone features ShawneeCraft artisanal ales and lagers, and delicious, farm-to-table food; it’s next to The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort on River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Taste www.GemAndKeystone.com, or call (570) 424-0990.  BARLEY CREEK BREWING COMPANY near Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville presents talented local musicians at frequent special events and on some Friday and Saturday nights. Join a Free Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting any day of the week at 12:30pm or by appointment at this authentic brewpub and restaurant which also serves sushi. Barley Creek is open daily from 11:00am, at the intersection of Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road. Great deck and pavilion, kids’ treasure box, and a wiffle ball stadium. Call (570) 629-9399 for the entertainment/event schedule, and sip www.barleycreek.com.  THE SETTLERS INN AT BINGHAM PARK, 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, is an artfully restored, craftsman-style historic hotel. Settlers Inn offers an unparalleled experience, with fine dining, wine pairing, lovely accommodations, Potting Shed Gift Shop, and entertainment events. Get away from it all in a relaxing atmosphere; reservations are suggested. The Settlers Inn is easy to find along Route 6/Main Avenue in Hawley,


This Week in the Poconos 21 the heart of the Poconos’ vibrant Lake Region. Four Diamond AAA rating, AAA Top Ten Favorite Historic Hotel, Historic Hotels of America member, and Wine Spectator award-winner. Call (570) 226-2993 or 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com.  VAN GILDER’S JUBILEE RESTAURANT & PUB IN THE PINES boasts 40+ years of good food, good drinks, and good times at their original location on Route 940 in Pocono Pines! The Jubilee has live entertainment many weekends, a full bar with 15 beers on tap, big screen TVs, pool, darts, and an awesome jukebox. Their famous Wing Nights are on Sundays and Thursdays. Unique and special pasta dishes are featured on Mondays, Steamer Clam Nights are Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are Peel & Eat Shrimp. Visit “the Jube” online at www.breakfastking.com, or call (570) 646-2377.

in the River Room Piano Bar and Lounge on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Happy Hour daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, complimentary hors d’oeuvres on weekends, cocktail specials, and ShawneeCraft™ beer, ale, and lager specials! On Tuesday, March 8th, hear Len and His Sidekicks in the fireplace lobby at 7:00pm, part of the free Community Concert Series, appropriate for all ages; on Tuesday, March 15th, enjoy The Lost Ramblers. Donations to the performers are accepted. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE, and see www.shawneeinn.com.

COMING SOON March 4th Rango (PG) The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) Take Me Home Tonight (R) Beastly (PG-13)

March 11th Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13) Jane Eyre (PG-13) Red Riding Hood Mars Needs Moms (PG)

 THE INN AT POCONO MANOR overlooking the beautiful mountains offers top-notch entertainment in the lounge most Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as special themed events. Featuring a daily Happy Hour, with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and drink specials from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, and a Light Fare menu from 9:00pm to 12:00am. Check out the exceptional Exchange Restaurant, Laurel Spa, golf, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and special events! The Inn at Pocono Manor is located on Route 314, via Route 940 or Route 611, in Pocono Manor. Call (570) 839-7111x7601 or 1-800-233-8150x7601; see www.poconomanor.com.  THE SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT in Shawnee-onDelaware features John Grant, a New York-style piano man,

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Observe Charter Day at Eckley Miners’ Village Sunday, March 13th is the observance of Charter Day at Eckley Miners’ Village from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Admission to the cultural activities and museum will be free, in celebration of the founding of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the gift shop will be open. Eckley Miners’ Village is a living history museum of anthracite coal miners and their families, preserving a way of life which dominated the anthracite coal region for 150+ years. The late winter sun shines through the iconic breaker Settled in 1854, the Village is administered at Eckley Miners’ Village. The breaker was constructed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum for the filming of “The Molly Maguires” in the late 1960s. (Photo by Bob Quarteroni) Commission, supported by the Eckley Miners’ Village Associates, and open year ‘round. Walking tours, contingent on staff availability and weather conditions, are available seasonally. Find Eckley 9 miles east of Hazleton off Route 940; call (570) 636-2070 and visit www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com.

March 4th is Charter Day

Happy Birthday, Pennsylvania! Friday, March 4th is Charter Day, the anniversary of the granting of the Charter of Privileges to William Penn by King Charles II of England in 1681; this document declared the official identity of Penn’s Woods… Pennsylvania! Typically observed on the 2nd Sunday in March, the 13th this year, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission sites open admission-free in its honor. Learn more at www.ushistory.org and www.phmc.state.pa.us. From the Pennsylvania State Archives: “Essential to Penn was freedom of worship. He had become a member of the Religious Society of the Friends of God, commonly called Quakers. They did not attend services in their parish churches. In private homes and plain meetinghouses, they worshiped in silence unless a Friend were inspired by the Holy Spirit to speak. They permitted women to address their meetings. They refused to swear oaths and were pacifists. As a result, the English magistrates physically abused, fined, and imprisoned them. Penn himself was confined to the Tower of London at times. Consequently, on June 24, 1680, Penn asked King Charles II (1660-1685) for a charter for land in America. The only available tract in eastern North America lay west of New Jersey, north of Maryland, and south of New York, an area that England had conquered from the Dutch in 1664 and which the King had given to his brother James, the Duke of York. After appropriate discussions, the King granted Penn’s request on March 4, 1681.”

Reserve now for Victorian Tea and Luncheon!

The Monroe County Historical Association (MCHA) will present its 19 th Annual Victorian Tea and Luncheon on Sunday, April 3rd at Skytop Lodge in Skytop. Social hour and seating will begin at 1:00pm; the luncheon will begin at 2:00 pm. Costume designer and historian Barbara M. Darlin will present a living history performance, in character as a fashionable Victorian lady, including an onstage costume change! Ms. Darlin will model 2 ensembles for day wear, complete with unmentionables, as she describes the daily routines, social customs, and etiquette of a lady in turn-of-the-century society. The menu will feature a mesculin green salad, tea sandwiches, and fruit kabobs in a mint-yogurt sauce. Baskets of scones, muffins, and quick breads topped with fresh jams, preserves, orange marmalade, and lavender-clover honey sweet butter will accompany the meal. Desserts will include petit pastries, cannoli, and chocolate mousse tarts. Drawings and door prizes will conclude the event. The Victorian Tea and Luncheon costs $28.00/MCHA members and $30.00/non-members for open seating; tables will be reserved for groups of 8 only. Reserve a table for $224.00/MCHA members and $240.00/non-members. Proceeds benefit the MCHA, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving Monroe County history. Make your reservation with payment to the MCHA, 900 Main Street in Stroudsburg, before Tuesday, March 15th. Call (570) 421-7703, e-mail mcha@ptd.net, and frequent www.monroehistorical.org.


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SPAS & SALONS Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, South Sterling. Attuned to the rhythms of nature as well as the body! An innovative green spa retreat, Le Spa Forêt offers aromachology, body enhancers, a naturally filtered pool and hot tub, fitness center, conference room, relaxation lounges, couples’ massage suite with fireplace, manicures and pedicures, bridal party suite, and luxurious, tranquil décor. For the full menu, treatment guide, and more information about this splendid venue, phone 1-877-720-6095, and see www.thefrenchmanor.com.

The Inn at Jim Thorpe, in picturesque Jim Thorpe. The grand Victorian Inn is a landmark treasure within the National Register Historic District, featuring comfortable rooms, romantic suites, and relaxing in-house spa services. Quaint shops, antique stores, galleries, opera house, pubs, restaurants, and hiking/biking trails are at your doorstep. Ask about great packages like Ski & Stay, Show & Stay, Shop ‘til You Drop, Spa Weekends, Romance Packages, and Girlfriend Getaways. Call 1-800-329-2599, and visit www.innjt.net. The Spa at Mountain Laurel at the Mountain Laurel Resort is off Route 940 in scenic White Haven. The luxurious menu includes a variety of massages, nail services, facials, body treatments, tanning, and a hair salon. Gift certificates and spa packages make any occasion special. Bring the display ad or mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling! Call (570) 443-9SPA (9772), and see www.spaatmountainlaurel.com.

The Laurel Spa at the Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor. The Laurel Spa at Pocono Manor’s Roman Tuscan design is perfect for nurturing

your body, mind, and spirit. Stateof-the-art equipment provides an unforgettable experience, with a steam facility and quiet room. The menu offers massages, facials, wraps, scrubs, nail services, waxing, and spa packages! Mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling! Call (570) 839-0140, and view www.laurelspaatpoconomanor.com.

Spa Shawnee at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Inspired by life-restoring elements of nature, the spa is a sanctuary of restoration for re-energizing the body, mind, and soul. Facials and body treatments are inspired by ancient cultural traditions, using all-natural, organic products. Single and couples’ massage rooms, hydrotherapy, full salon offering hair, make-up, scalp treatments, waxing, facials, body treatments, and mani/pedis. Call (570) 424-4000x1438, and see www.spashawnee.com.

The Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 in Skytop. Invigorate, stimulate, and rejuvenate! From manicures to massages, services for men and women will pamper you from head to toe. Certified staff, 6 treatment rooms, a Quiet Room with mountain views, mani/pedi room, locker rooms, and bathrooms with showers. Fine products are

available to purchase, as are gift certificates. Mention This Week in the Poconos! The Skyview Spa is within historic Skytop Lodge. Phone (570) 595-8968, and visit www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge.com.

Time to Thai Massage Therapy & Accupressure, Route 611 in Tannersville, Suite 3, 2nd Floor, CarQuest Plaza. By appointment only, enjoy 30, 40, or 60 minutes of massage on your isolated desired muscle and joint areas, or 90 minutes of complete traditional Thai massage; it’s all just $1.00/minute! Alleviate back pain, neck pain, migraine, arthritis, fibromyalgia, low energy, poor circulation, and stress. Call Certified Thai Massage Practitioner Phyllis King-Robert at (570) 730-0603 or (570) 688-5864, and prepare to feel fantastic!

NAIL SERVICES MASSAGES • FACIALS BODY TREATMENTS TANNING • HAIR SALON Any occasion can be made special with a GIFT CERTIFICATE from the Spa at Mountain Laurel! You can now order one online at our website

www.spaatmountainlaurel.com FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL

443-9SPA (9772)

Time to THAI Massage Phyllis King-Robert Certified Thai Massage Practitioner * BY APPOINTMENT ONLY *

570 730-0603 / 570 688-5864

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The Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania are a welcoming place to be, with attractions, displays, amusements, special events, and demonstrations planned for your enjoyment!

AMERICAN

CANDLE on Route 611 in Bartonsville offers something for everyone! Candles are made daily and are created in a full line of scents, colors, shapes, and containers. Catch an illuminating candle-making demonstration! Featuring name brands including Kameleon, Pandora, Vera Bradley, Dansko Shoes, lindsay phillips, Yankee Candle, and Switch Flops, in addition to Norman Rockwell, Dept. 56, Lenox, and Precious Moments. After shopping and browsing through the myriad candles, gifts, food items, and collectibles, drop by the candy room, or perk up with a gourmet coffee. Come for the candles…stay for the fun! Phone (570) 629-3388. www.american-candle.com.

BARLEY CREEK BREWING COMPANY at Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road in Tannersville features an award-winning timber frame atmosphere housing the Poconos’ original brewpub. Enjoy soups and salads, pub fare, steaks, seafood, plus a children’s menu, treasure box, and game room. There’s a deck for brews with a view, a pavilion, and a waffle ball stadium. The unique restaurant and nightspot offers traditional favorites and genuine pub fare, paired with handcrafted ales and lagers brewed on-site in an English brew house. In-house are the famous Tokyo Tea House menu offerings as well, including melt-in-your-mouth sushi, expertly prepared and presented. Live music and special events, and free tours of the brewery and

beer tasting daily; see you at The Creek! Phone (570) 629-9399. www.barleycreek.com.

BARLEY CREEK BREWING COMPANY

COUNTRY JUNCTION at 6565 Interchange Road, Route 209, in Lehighton is “The World’s Largest General Store!” Follow the signs toward everything and anything you need to make your house a home; accents, giftware, antiques, and novelties. Country Junction’s Service Team can install your flooring, windows and doors, gutter, garages, siding, lumber, fencing, and insulation. You’ll find Animal Country Puppies & More, the K9er-Diner, Barn Door Restaurant, a free wildlife exhibit, free petting farm, and a wine cellar with wine tasting! Shop for landscape and garden items, too. Fun for everyone; open 7 days. Call (610) 377-5050. www.countryjunction.com.

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on Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek offers a tempting variety of mouth-watering delights, as well as demonstrations. This factory gift outlet and large shopping destination overflows with knickknacks, wind chimes, collectibles, and gadgets. You’ll find coffees, teas, specialty foods, and chocolates. Taste jams, jellies, gourmet mustards and cheeses, candies, cheese spreads, fudge, apple butter, plus barrels of old-fashioned candies at old-fashioned prices. Country gifts, wicker, and collectibles complete the experience. Great selection, great prices, and great location, with lodging, winter sports, and many

attractions nearby. Phone (570) 421-8970. www.country-kettle.com.

ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE on Route 940 east of Hazleton was once a thriving coal mining patch town with a population of over a thousand! Founded in 1854, it was an anthracite-mining community owned by coal companies. Eckley was abandoned with the advent of strip mining; the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission transformed this ghost town into a real historical experience. Kitchens, bedrooms, personal items, clothing, laundry rooms, social clubs, churches, doctor’s office, and the company store all appear now as they were then! Tours and special events are offered, weather and staff permitting; enjoy the worthy museum any day. Phone (570) 6362070. www.eckleyminers.org.

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HOLLEY ROSS POTTERY on Route 191 at LaAnna features free guided tours of the pottery factory, and free demonstrations of pottery and china making. Many lines of pottery, glassware, gifts, sculpture, and more are available to admire and purchase. Shop for Fiesta dinnerware, stoneware, dolls, planters, décor, candles, bean pots, suncatchers, Weeping Gold pottery, and Polish pottery. Find a whimsical figurine or birdbath for your garden! Check out the cable bridge, lovely forest with well-maintained sawdust trails, and woodland lake with picnic area. Winter hours by chance or by appointment. Phone (570) 6763248. www.holleyross.com.


This Week in the Poconos 25 HOUSE OF CANDLES on scenic Route 715 between Tannersville and Henryville is “The Oldest Candle Shop in the Poconos!” A factory shopping destination with free candle making demonstrations Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Order a custom hand-carved candle. Browse 1000s of candles in 100s of scents, plus scented instant wax to make your own. See a 1000 lb. candle, a real 1930 Model A Ford, and enjoy a free farmyard zoo with a miniature horse, Chinese pheasants, peacocks, goats, and a pond with goldfish and koi. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm; closed Sunday. Use the display ad coupon; all customers receive a free gift! Phone (570) 629-1953. www.houseofcandles.com.

HUTTON METALCRAFTS on Route 940 in Pocono Pines creates an array of unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns, lamps, and candle lanterns, and fine pewter ornaments and jewelry. One-of-a-kind copper trees by Tom Hutton, hand-hammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, then heat-colored to produce rich greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks, are available at several price points. Purchase fine oil paintings on glass and stone, and gorgeous solid copper wall sculptures in varying sizes, all hand-made and manufactured on the premises. Everything at Hutton Metalcrafts is unique! Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm; closed Sunday and Monday. Phone (570) 646-7778. www.copperlamps.com. POCONO CHEESECAKE FACTORY on Route 611 in Swiftwater is a truly sweet and fragrant factory, where you can see multitudes of fresh, genuine

CRANKER’S COLLECTION OF MECHANICAL MARVELS on Spring Hill Road via routes 84, 81, or 380 near Sterling/Moscow offers a silent movie theater seating up to 60, gorgeous music boxes and players from yesteryear, a mown grass field available for parties, reunions, and group activities, and a fantastic collection of antique classic automobiles. CRANKER’S ANTIQUE LIMO There’s even a restaurant for rent or for sale! Cranker’s Antique Limo Service makes getting anywhere a dream, as you ride in a spiffy 1937 Cadillac Sedan with large rear area, all original interior, new engine, and automatic transmission. Give Cranker’s a call at (570) 647-5880, email visit@crankers.info, and view the marvelous www.crankers.info! cheesecakes being made on the premises every day; it’s the real, delicious, deal. Purchase a slice, a half, or a whole cake, with so many varieties of flavors and toppings to choose from in addition to traditional favorites. Specials orders are welcome, and special seasonal and holiday-themed cheesecake creations are featured as well. This is the best cheesecake you’ve ever had; it’s love at first bite! Phone (570) 839-6844. www.poconocheesecake.com.

bike rentals for the 25-mile Lehigh Gorge State Park trail, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, firewood, outdoor apparel, breakfast foods, sandwiches, beverages and other fare, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Phone (570) 606-4325. www.tannerydepot.com.

STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE at 150 South Washington Avenue in nearby Scranton is the only National Park site devoted to steam railroading. Enjoy locomotive and railroad equipment displays, as well as an impressive, fascinating museum. Regular and special train excursions are offered throughout the year, departing from the boarding platform and rolling past historic buildings, through tunnels, along mountain streams, and amidst beautiful woodlands. Take exit 185 off I-81 (Central Scranton Expressway) and follow signs to the entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. Phone 1-800-22-WELCOME x5. www.visitnepa.org.

TANNERY DEPOT GENERAL STORE, at Route 534 and Tannery Road in Lehigh Tannery, purveys fishing tackle, camping equipment,

TOBYHANNA TRAIN STATION & MUSEUM on Route 423 in Tobyhanna is hosted by the Pocono Rail Historical Society; open seasonally and for special events. All ages will love to tour the restored facility with the delightful and knowledgeable Station Master, and learn how it really used to be when the station was a bustling business. Enjoy railroading videos, fascinating running model train layouts, memorabilia, railroad art exhibits, and railroad and train-related souvenirs. Parking and admission are free, although donations are graciously accepted. Phone (570) 894-3338.


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Take the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Mountain Dew sponsors its 6th Annual Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge at Camelback Mountain Resort on Saturday, March 5th. Prize tents and mad swag will be set up in the Main Base Area and given out all day. Event registration begins at 7:30am in the Big Pocono Family Eatery, and the racing starts at 10:00am on the Pocono Raceway slope. The vertical challenge is free; competitors must have a valid pass or lift ticket. Camelback Mountain Resort is in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 6291661, or race to www.skicamelback.com.

Spring Bumps Competition is Back Camelback Mountain Resort announces a Spring Bumps Competition on Saturday, March 12th, back by popular demand after a long hiatus! Prizes will be awarded on style and creativity, with competitors bracketed by gender, age, skier, and rider. Register from 8:00am to 11:00am in the Big Pocono Family Eatery; runs start at 12:00pm on the Asp slope. The competition itself is free; participants must have a valid pass or lift ticket. Camelback Mountain Resort is in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 and snowplow to www.skicamelback.com.

Mid-Atlantic Snowboard & Freeride Series On Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th, the USASA MidAtlantic Snowboard & Freeride Series returns to Camelback Mountain Resort for the 11th season! Boarders, you’re invited to sign up and compete in Slopestyle in the Rhodo Terrain Park on Saturday, and in the Halfpipe Competition at the Oak Grove Halfpipe on Sunday. Registration is from 8:00am to 9:00am, and the competition starts at 10:00am on both days. Check out www.snowboardseries.com for series details. Find Camelback in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661, or ride to www.skicamelback.com.

TELEFEST is March 6th! Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville will host TELEFEST on Sunday, March 6th, its first-ever telemark skiing event! All telemark skiers are invited to come out and join the fun with tele clinics, an up-down race, bumps duels, and more! The fun on the hill will end with all the freeheel skiers gathering for a lap around the resort, destined for the bar to enjoy some libations and live music. Camelback Mountain Resort is off I-80 exit 299; call (570) 629-1661 and schuss to www.skicamelback.com.


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Snowtubing Day for the Pocono Lions at Camelback Sunday, March 13th is Snowtubing Day for the Pocono Lions at Camelback Mountain Resort! You’re encouraged to tube for the Lions Club at a super low price by purchasing a special, open-to-close snowtubing ticket for just $20.00. This special ticket is valid for 11 fun-filled hours of tubing, from 9:00am until 8:00pm; quite a savings, since the regular price for only 3 hours is $25.00! This special offer is available only in advance, through the Pocono Lions Club. Camelback Mountain Resort will benefit the Lions with ½ the proceeds from each ticket sold. To get yours, mail a check or money order for $20.00 per ticket, made out to Pocono Lions Club, to PO Box 899, Pocono Pines, PA 18350. With questions, call Lion Doug Klem at (570) 643-2052, Lion Ira Miller at (570) 355-5350, Lion Joe Miller at (570) 646-2332, Snowtubing or Lion Richard Whiteford at at Camelback (570) 646-6643.

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The 45,000 clubs and 1.35 million members of Lions International make it the largest service club organization in the world. Lions meet the needs communities locally as well as internationally. The Pocono Lions Club, since 1950, has supported many charitable causes through its fundraisers. All revenues realized from Snowtubing Day for the Pocono Lions at Camelback will benefit local emergency services, scholarships for area students, and local support groups.

Calling All Scouts! Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th, is the 21st Annual Pocono Scout Weekend at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area! All Scouts are invited to enjoy specially discounted lift tickets, rentals, and lessons, along with free Merit Badge Testing and a Scout Race! Contact Group Sales for more information and pre-registration, and ask about available lodging packages. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is found off I-80 exit 309 in Shawnee-on-Delaware; follow signs on Route 209 to Hollow Road. Call (570) 421-7231, and scout around at www.shawneemt.com!

Score Some Swag at the Shawnee Rail Jam The Shawnee Rail Jam sponsored by Flow Snowboards is happening on Sunday, March 6th at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Skiers and riders of all abilities are invited to come out and show off, as you jam the rails in Shawnee’s 3000’ Bushkill Terrain Park. Judges will award the best overall talent with tons of gear. Other prizes will be drawn by bib #, so everyone will leave with some cool swag! Shawnee Mountain is located off I-80 exit 309 in Shawnee-onDelaware; follow signs on Route 209 to Hollow Road. To find out more, call Shawnee Mountain at (570) 421-7231, and check out www.shawneemt.com.


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9th Annual Chili & Wings Cook-Off The Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce (PLRCC) 9th Annual Chili & Wings Cook-Off will be tastefully presented on Sunday, March 6th! Be at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant on Route 507 east of Hawley from 12:00pm to 4:00pm to sample and help select the winners in this hotly-contested and exciting event; Wallenpaupack Area School District administrators are the official judges. Chili and Wing entries are submitted by businesses, organizations, and individuals, including great samplings from some of the area’s best cooks, chefs, and restaurants; no one will go away hungry! Warm up on a cold day with a sample of “Chili Chili Bang Bang� or “Angel’s Wings.� Admission is $20.00/pp; buy tickets at the door. Phone the PLRCC at (570) 226-3191, email visit@lakeregioncc.com, and take a taste of www.lakeregioncc.com.

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A Friendly Multi-Dealer Shop 518 Church Street, Hawley, PA

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Did you know that the elusive, slender-bodied mink, the longtail weasel, the shorttail weasel, the fisher, the least weasel, the river otter, and the skunk all belong to the Mustelid family, and are known as fierce predators? Get to know more about these mysterious mammals from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Thursday, March 10th at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center (WELC). Naturalist Carissa Longo uses live domestic ferrets, animal mounts, furs, and video clips to delve into the history and characteristics of these beautiful mammals. This free program is designed for ages 6+. For directions and more information, contact PPL at (570) 253-7076 or pplpreserves@pplweb.com, and visit www.pplpreserves.com! Established 1849

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museums, galleries and antiquity ARTSPACE GALLERY, 18 North 7th Street, downtown Stroudsburg. A gallery of the Pocono Arts Council, the arts leadership, service, and educational organization serving the entire 4-county Pocono Mountains region with the mission Culture Builds Community. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm; Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Shows, displays, special events, and exhibits. Call (570) 476-4460, and view www.artspacegallery.net. CARBON COUNTY WELCOME CENTER, 2 Lehigh Avenue, Jim Thorpe. Exhibits include coal mining, canal shipping, rail transportation, Delaware and Lehigh Corridor, hiking, biking, skiing, museum tours, train rides, shopping, restaurants, and accommodations. Hours are 9:30am until 5:30pm daily. Call (570) 325-3673 or 1-888-JIM-THORPE, and visit www.JimThorpe.org. COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, located in the Township Complex at 5550 Memorial Boulevard (Route 611) in Tobyhanna. Exhibits include ice harvesting displays, the military, an extensive photo collection, and historic artifacts. Special programs, displays, speakers, and events; meetings monthly. Admission is free, donations are appreciated, and hours are by appointment. Phone (570) 894-4207 or (570) 839-7306; visit www.coolbaughtwp.org. CRANKER’S COLLECTION OF MECHANICAL MARVELS on Spring Hill Road via routes 84, 81, or 380 near Sterling/Moscow offers a silent movie theater seating up to 60, gorgeous music boxes and players from yesteryear, a mown grass field available for parties, reunions, and group activities, and

a fantastic collection of antique classic automobiles. There’s even a restaurant for rent or for sale! Cranker’s Antique Limo Service makes getting anywhere a dream, as you ride in a spiffy 1937 Cadillac Sedan with large rear area, all original interior, new engine, and automatic transmission. Give Cranker’s a call at (570) 647-5880, email visit@crankers.info, and view the marvelous www.crankers.info! EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY Madelon Powers Art Gallery, Fine and Performing Arts Center. Open Monday through Thursday from 1:00pm

to 4:00pm during university sessions. Learn more at www.esu.edu. ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE, 10 miles east of Hazleton on Highland Road, 3 miles off Route 940. Re-live history at this coal miners’ patch town. Founded in 1854, Eckley was an anthracite-mining community for 115 years. Owned by a series of coal companies, the houses were never sold to the occupants. In 1971, the village became a museum with over 200 residents; today, just 18 residents remain. Museum, miners’ homes, churches, (Continued on Page 30)

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Depression Glass, Pottery, Tea Cups & Saucers, Teapots, Tea Things, Christmas Room, Estate Jewelry plus many Surprises! Rt.191, 1/2 Mi. South of Hamlin Corners in Hamlin

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COPPER LANTERNS & CANDLE LANTERNS Fine pewter ornaments and necklaces. Oil painting on stone and glass. Solid copper wall sculptures. All hand crafted in our studio. 9am to 5pm Tues.-Sat. Closed Sun. & Mon.

Route 940 • Pocono Pines, PA

570-646-7778

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ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE Nine Miles East of Hazleton Off Rt. 940 Museums Mon. - Sat. 9:00 to 5:00, Sun. 12:00 to 5:00 Miner’s Home Adults $6.00 • Senior Citizens $5.50 • Children $4.00 Churches Guided walking tours available Memorial Day thru Labor Day Doctor’s Office Open Year Round (570) 636-2070 and Gift Shop Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission


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company store, and doctor’s office. Open year ‘round; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Guided walking tours, staff and weather permitting. Call (570) 636-2070; see www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. THE GLASS HAT, Route 191, ½ mile south of Hamlin Corners. Two floors filled with elegant glassware, antique oak and country furniture, estate jewelry, pottery, Depression glass, and general antiques and collectibles. Teacups and saucers, teapots, and lots of interesting tea things. A Christmas room, and a section of old kitchenware. Member of the Wayne, Pike, Sullivan Antique Dealers Association (WPSADA) and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Glass Appreciation Club. Open daily, weather permitting. Call (570) 689-4060, visit www.wpsada.com, or email tkobo@echoes.net. HUTTON METALCRAFTS on Route 940 in Pocono Pines is your source for handcrafted copper lanterns, brass indoor and outdoor lamps, candle lamps, pewter ornaments, fine pewter ware, copper and brass fountains, fine art painting on glass by Xian, and much more. Remembrances and objects for your home and property are manufactured on-premises. Choose from one-of-a-kind copper trees created by Tom Hutton, handhammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, and heatcolored to produce rich greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks. Phone (570) 646-7778 and see www.copperlamps.com. MISS ELLY’S ANTIQUES & SUCH is a friendly multi-dealer shop housed in an 1870 Victorian at 518 Church Street, off Main Avenue in Hawley. Discover affordable treasures from smalls to furniture, glass, pottery, paintings and prints, vintage clothing and textiles, and primitives. Imported gourmet and specialty foods include British

marmalades, buttery Scottish shortbreads, and other goodies. The Gothic Revival building is a must-see with its center gable, tin roof complete with original “snowbirds,” flattened arch-effect windows, and full-length one-story porch with decorative brackets. Still boasting lovely old glass in her 7light transom and 5 sidelights! Open Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm, and by appointment. Call (570) 226-7513, and visit www.missellysantiques.com. OLD MAUCH CHUNK LANDING, Route 209 in Jim Thorpe. A former New Jersey Central Railroad Station, built in 1888 to serve the booming passenger trade. Now a hub for special events, exhibits, and rail excursions. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore industrial heritage exhibits from 9:30am until 5:30pm daily. Call (570) 325-3673 or (570) 4215791; visit www.jimthorpe.org. PENNSYLVANIA SKI & WINTER SPORTS MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME, at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville (I-80 exit 299). See the evolution of skis, bindings, and related equipment during the 20th century. Also highlighted are skates and sleds, clothing, historic photos, biographies, and posters. The Museum, dedicated to preserving the history of winter sports in Pennsylvania, is open to the public and free of charge. Call Camelback at (570) 629-1661; see www.skicamelback.com and www.paskimuseum.org. POCONO BOOK EXCHANGE, Route 940 in Pocono Lake. Great books make great gifts!

A captivating mystery enhances evenings by the fire, a story/picture book will brighten a child’s day, and informative handbooks guide successful projects. You’ll find plenty of page-turners, in a leisurely setting, waiting for you to discover what’s between the covers! New and used books are sold at prices for every pocketbook, trades are made at the owners’ discretion, and special orders are available. Open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm; call (570) 3555757. POCONO INDIAN MUSEUM, Route 209, Bushkill. Living history, ancient artifacts, and crafts of the Delaware Indians residing in the Delaware River region of Monroe and Pike counties. Receive 1 free tour admission with 1 paid adult tour admission! See the display ad for the coupon. Excellent gift shop; gift certificates available. Open daily, excluding Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving. Adjacent to Starting Gate Action Sports! Phone (570) 588-9338, and visit www.poconoindianmuseum.com. RESICA FALLS SCOUT RESERVATION, Route 402, 6 miles north of Marshalls Creek. Indian museum housing fabled Cornell Faucett and Andrew Lewis Indian Artifacts Exhibits, Scout handcrafts, and local postcards. Free. Phone (570) 223-8312. Open weekends or by appointment. STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, 150 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. The only National Park site devoted to steam railroading. Locomotive and railroad equipment displays, museum, and train rides! Open 9:00am to 5:00pm daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Exit 185 off I-81 (Central Scranton Expressway), past the Mall at Steamtown; entrance at Lackawanna Ave. & Cliff Ave. Phone (570) 340-5200 or 1-888-693-9391, and see www.nps.gov/stea.


This Week in the Poconos 31 STROUD MANSION & LIBRARY, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Built by Jacob Stroud in 1795, housing Monroe County artifacts and exhibits. Elizabeth D. Walters Library has extensive genealogical materials. Hosted by the Monroe County Historical Association. Museum, library, and gift shop are open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm, and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Guided tours are at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Admission fee. Phone (570) 421-7703, and see www.monroehistorical.org. TEETERS’ FURNITURE, Main Avenue, Hawley. Established in 1849, the Teeters have built a reputation for fine quality furniture and decor displayed in a gallery atmosphere; shop for bedding and carpeting too! Open Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5:30pm; Friday, 8:30am to 8:00pm; Saturday, 8:30am to 5:00pm; and Sunday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Phone (570) 226-3112, and visit www.teetersfurniture.com. THEO B. PRICE INC. COUNTRY STORE, Route 390 in Cresco. Mickey and Maryann Miller

keep handicrafts, distinctive gifts, seasonings, animal feed, folk art, hardware, and building materials. Shop for Green Mountain Coffees, Vera Bradley Bags, Byers’ Choice collectibles, Burt’s Bees, Grafton Village Cheeses, and hardware/ lumber. Browse the artwork displayed in the Sprag Mill Art Gallery. Open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday. Call (570) 595-2501, and see www.theobprice.com. TOBYHANNA TRAIN STATION & MUSEUM, Route 423 in Tobyhanna. Hosted by the Pocono Rail Historical Society, and open seasonally and for special events. Park free, tour the restored facility, and see how it was when the station was bustling. Rail videos, running model train layouts, memorabilia, Railroad Art Exhibit, and souvenirs. No admission fee; donations accepted. Call (570) 894-3338 for schedule. WALLENPAUPACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 3 locations, Lake Wallenpaupack. Historical Society located at the Williams House, 103 Manor Woods Court in Paupack off Route 507 north of I-84. Open by appointment only. Includes

tools, guns, weaving implements, artifacts, and an old sleigh. The Palmyra Township Building just off Gumbletown Road displays wallpaper tools, early woodworking tools, and bells from one-room schools. Open 8:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Thursday. PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center off Route 6 near the dam in Wilsonville houses Ray LaTournou’s Dorflinger glass collection, glass blowing tools, samples, and artifacts. View Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Call (570) 226-8980, or visit www.wallenpaupackhistorical.org.

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Monroe County Garden Club meets March 9 th The Monroe County Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, March 9th at 11:30am at the Eastern Monroe County Library on N. 9th St/Route 611, Stroudsburg. The program, Spring Wreath Making, will be presented by Judy Henry of The Potting Shed in Stroudsburg. Design entry for the month is In Like a Lion, creative 3-line design using designer’s choice of materials in 1 container; accessory permitted. The horticulture entry is a collection of dried plant material in a container, with 5 or more stems. Everyone interested in gardening and horticulture is invited! Bring in entries by 11:15am to allow time for judging. The Monroe County Garden Club is a member of District II/III of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania www.pagardenclubs.org, the National Garden Club www.gardenclub.org, and the Central Atlantic Region www.ngccar.org. You’re encouraged to contact President Caryl Lamoso at carylros@ptd.net or (570) 688-9063, to become a fan of Monroe County Garden Club on Facebook, and to “Come Grow With Us�.


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ATV RENTALS The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. ATV rentals are offered to the public. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. BAIT & TACKLE Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery. Offering fishing tackle and bait, as well as camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, firewood, ice, sandwiches, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325 and see www.tannerydepot.com. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. Healthy live bait for all seasons; fat heads, minnows, night crawlers, leeches, red worms, giant mealworms, wax

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worms, crickets, hellgramites, and more! Celebrating 30+ years in business, this very complete bait shop is open every day, all year. Call (570) 839-7338 and go to www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. BOWLING Split Rock Resort, One Lake Drive, Lake Harmony. 8-lane bowling center in the resort’s beautiful Galleria is open the public, 11:00am to 11:00pm. Newly resurfaced lanes and digital scoring! Call (570) 722-9111 ext. 504, or see www.splitrockresort.com. CAMPING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I80 off exit 309). Take an overnight canoe camping trip in the wild and beautiful Delaware Water Gap Natural Recreation Area! Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-487-2628, and visit www.adventuresport.com.

Kittatinny Canoes, on the Delaware River. This canoe and raft center offers scenic riverside camping trips in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Float down the Delaware River to your campsite and get away from it all! Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 2965890 for your reservations, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Whitewater & Skirmish, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Bringing you full-day and ½-day adventures through the scenic Lehigh River Gorge. Family-style calm water float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, Skirmish paintball, and more! Call 1-800-WHITEWATER or (570) 3259226 for reservations, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. River Beach Campsites on the Delaware River, Route 209, 3 miles north of Milford. Tent and RV campsites; activities include canoeing, raft-


This Week in the Poconos 35 ing, tubing, kayaking, and more. Call (570) 296-5890 or 1-800-FLOAT-KC, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Mountain bike rentals are available, with shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River. For your reservations, call the Adventure Center at 1-800-4438554 or (570) 443-9532. See www.whitewaterchallengers.com. CANOES & KAYAKS Kittatinny Canoes, at their Milford location. This canoe and raft center also offers new and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories. Dealers of Old Town Canoe, Dagger, and Perception! Located off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles north of Milford. Call 1-800FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890, and see www.kittatinny.com. CLIMBING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Try the outdoor 30 foot climbing wall. Climb 8 different stations, from beginner to very

advanced. The wall has been custom built and features a real rock look and feel, as well as over 300 moveable handholds. Climbing classes are available. Day use fee. Weight up to 310 pounds. Top rope belaying. Call (570) 595-8988 for more information and see www.skytop.com. CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes Courses, Disc Golf, Mountain Segways, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines. Call (570) 6291661x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. CROSS COUNTRY SKIING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. Skytop Lodge, off Route 390 in Skytop. XC skiing is offered to guests of the resort. Ski rentals are available. Phone (570) 595-7401 or 1-800-3457759; see www.skytop.com. Starting Gate Action Sports, Route 209 in Marshalls Creek. Renting

XC skis for use at your location of choice. Call (570) 223-6215 or go to www.startinggateonline.com. DOGSLEDDING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. EURO BUNGY CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes Courses, Disc Golf, Mountain Segways, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines. Call (570) 6291661x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Instruction for the novice fly fisherman covering casting, entomology, wading, knot tying, etc. in the classroom and on the water. Equipment provided. Also offering private lessons and a local guide service. Waters on property open to the public for a fee for fly fishing only. Call (570) 595-8929 or (Continued on Page 36)


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(570) 595-7401 to schedule, and see www.skytop.com. The Rod & Gun Club at The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. The Manor Sports Club offers lessons for the beginner to experienced angler, both classroom and streamside. “Cast & Stay” Packages are available. The Inn’s 2.5 miles of scenic, remote fly-fishing are open to the public for a fee. Call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@poconomanor.com to schedule; see www.poconomanor.com. GEOCACHING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. The 30-minute class Geocaching and GPS Basics will teach you the essentials you need to find a Skytop geocode using their state of the art Global Positioning System units. Upon completion of the class, you can rent the GPS

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unit to locate the caches of your choosing. Class size is limited; registration is suggested. Minimum age is 13 without a parent/guardian. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. HARNESS RACING Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre. Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7 and the service makes you feel at home. Cash in on the fun at over 2,500 high-voltage slots, electric-hot virtual table games, simulcast harness racing, and live blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker table games! Savor the good life at one of 10 distinctive dining options, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Timbers Buffet to Wolfgang Puck Express. A stroll through the shopping promenade will reveal Brookstone, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and Breakers Bar offer live entertainment. Call 1-888-WIN-INPA; see www.mohegansunpocono.com. HORSEBACK RIDING Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Ye a r - ro u n d horseback riding is available on the beautiful grounds of the resort. Call 1-888FERNWOOD and visit www. fernwoodhotel. com. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 940 or Route 611. Enjoy renovated stables and expanded services! Year ‘round horseback riding on miles of gorgeous, scenic trails. Also offering horse-drawn hay rides and sleigh rides in season. Call the stable at (570) 839-

6237, or email stables@poconomanor.com; visit www.poconomanor.com. KART RACING S & S Speedways Indoor Go-Karts, Business Route 209 in Snydersville. High-powered indoor go-karts with slick tires are the closest you’ll come to real track racing! The go-karts are a single person ride and you must be at least 54” tall to drive. Video arcade and snack bar mean fun for the whole family. Hours are Thursday and Friday 5:00pm10:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm10:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-7:00pm, and Monday through Wednesday 12:00pm-5:00. Call ahead for other times. Bring the display ad for a Free Race! Call (570) 420-5500 and visit www.ssspeedways.com. MOUNTAIN BIKING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Learn how to negotiate rock gardens, bridges, drops, and banked turns during the Mountain Biking Skills Class. Use Skytop’s mountain bikes or your own. Minimum age is 15 using Skytop’s bikes; 13 with your own approved bike. Great for newbies, or seasoned cyclists; helmets are mandatory. Bikes are rented on an hourly basis after class. Join an exciting, physical trail ride around the West Mountain, on and off of the West Rim trail; experience required, minimum age 15. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. Delaware River Discovery Center (DRDC), I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area via canoe, raft, or kayak. DRDC also has mountain bike rentals and batting cages. Call 1-877-DRDC-FUN (373-2386) and visit www.DRDcenter.com. Pocono Bike Rentals, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery, adjacent to Tannery Depot General Store. Come ride the famous, scenic Lehigh Gorge Trail, and use the savings offer on bike rental in the display ad! Call 1-800-745-0742, and cruise to www.poconobikerentals.com. Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Featuring moun-


This Week in the Poconos 37 tain bike rentals and shuttle service to and from many great bike trails in and around Jim Thorpe, the undisputed “Mountain Biking Capitol of the East.” Whitewater rafting and Skirmish Paintball too! Call 1-800-WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226 for your reservations; see www.poconowhitewater.com. Shawnee River Trips, off I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-onDelaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Take out one of their Trek Mountain Bikes on the beautiful McDade Trail, which lines the Delaware River and National Park grounds. Also renting canoes, rafts, and kayaks. Stop by next door at the River Road Drive-In for some refreshing ice cream. Call 1877-DRDC-FUN (373-2386); visit www.DRDcenter.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven.

Mountain bike rentals are available, with shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River. For your reservations, call the Adventure Center at 1-800-4438554 or (570) 443-9532; see www.whitewaterchallengers.com. MOUNTAIN SEGWAYS CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes Courses, Disc Golf, Mountain Segways, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines. Call (570) 629-1661 x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort/Pocono Segway Tours, Route 209 in Bushkill. Guided segway tours every day except Wednesday, for ages 13+, amidst the 440-acre, 4-season resort. No experience required; top speed is 12 mph. Open to the public and resort guests. Reservations

recommended; call 1-888-segway9 or 1-888-337-6966, and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. PAINTBALL The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Come play paintball on five new fields. Play a combination of games in and out of the woods including speedball. Equipment is available. Outside paint not permitted; all paintballs must be purchased at the Adventure Center. Minimum age 10 with waiver signed by guardian. Improve your skills at the paintball shooting gallery, with no age restriction. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Guests can play Destination Paintball at a discount. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. (Continued on Page 38)

MCEEC Fly-Fishing Seminar Anglers who can hardly wait for the opening of trout season in April can spend some quality time with the FlyFishing Seminar being offered at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) near Bartonsville on Saturday, March 12th. Join resource conservationist Carl J. Meyer and several members of the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a detailed program on fly-fishing! The seminar will cover equipment, casting, strategy, fly tying, basic entomology, and directions to some very nice places to fish in the Pocono Mountains. A film, slide program, and several raffles are included. The program will run from 11:00am to 2:00pm; cost is $8.00/adults, $5.00/kids, and registration is required by March 11th. Call the MCEEC at (570) 629-3061, and see www.mcconservation.org.

Intro to Orienteering at PEEC On Sunday, March 6th, an Introduction to Orienteering will be offered from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC). Learn how to use a map and compass to find your way through the woods, then put your knowledge to the test out on PEEC’s orienteering course. You’ll learn everything you need to know to be competent in orienteering, and equipment is provided. The cost to attend is $5.00/pp. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families, and groups. For more information or to register, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 or log on to www.peec.org.


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Kittatinny Paintball, north of the Poconos in Barryville, New York. Paintball course open to the public with equipment rentals available. Try the Paddle and Battle special: go canoeing, kayaking or rafting with your friends one day, and play paintball the next! Camping on premises. Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890; see www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Whitewater & Skirmish, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Skirmish paintball open daily, all year, with 50+ award-winning fields! Ages 10+ only. Also bringing you full-day and ½-day adventures through the scenic Lehigh River Gorge; family-style calm water float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, camping, and more! Call 1-800-WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226 for reservations, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. SKI AREAS Camelback Ski Area, 3 & ½ miles from I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. With 33 trails and 13 lifts, including

high-speed detachable quads and a magic carpet. 100% snowmaking, 100% night skiing, 4 lodges, 2 rental shops, ski school, 2 terrain parks and halfpipe. Dining and slopeside accommodations are available. Use the special offer in the display ad for a snow tubing discount! Call (570) 629-1661 or go to www.skicamelback.com. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Follow signs on Route 209 via I-80 exit 309. Day or night skiing on 23 slopes and trails serviced by 9 lifts and 100% snowmaking. Rentals are available. Riders welcome in the halfpipe area and snowboard park. Ski schools and clinics available for all abilities. Ask about March Misers Prepaid Savings Cards, good through December 24th of next season! Phone (570) 4217231 or visit www.shawneemt.com. SLEDDING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. SNOWTUBING Camelback Ski Area, I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Expanded snow-

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tubing park features 10 runs and 4 tows, along with a powerful snowmaking system for a great ride. Single tubes and family tubes, and night tubing. Use the special offer in the display ad for a discount! Call (570) 629-1661 or go to www.skicamelback.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill, weather permitting. Fernwood’s Winter Fun Center has 7 tubing chutes and offers single & family tubes, plus a Children’s Tubing Center! Kids must be at least 42” tall. Snowtubing is open Thursday through Monday, with 2-hour day sessions on weekends & holidays and 4-hour night sessions Thursday through Monday; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD; www.fernwoodhotel.com. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Follow signs on Route 209 via I-80 exit 309. Six tubing chutes serviced by 2 lifts are all lighted for day or night tubing. Use the display ad coupon for special savings on tubing, all season! Phone (570) 421-7231 or visit www.shawneemt.com. SNOWSHOEING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. Skytop Lodge, off Route 390 in Skytop. Snowshoeing through the beautiful wooded grounds is offered to guests of the resort. Snowshoe rentals are available. Phone (570) 595-7401 or 1-800-345-7759 and see www.skytop.com. SPORTING CLAYS The Rod & Gun Club at Pocono Manor, Route 314, via Route 611 or Route 940, Pocono Manor. The Manor Sports Club offers a multi-station clay course spanning over 120 acres. There are high-flying teal, rolling rabbits, and fast crossing and incoming birds throughout the scenic woodland course. Enjoy a walk or ride along the stream between stations and take in the scenery. Trained staff will assist you in shooting your 1st round, and help novices elevate their shooting skills. Instruction and gun rentals are available, as are ammo and gear. Appointments are re-


This Week in the Poconos 39 quired; call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@poconomanor.com; see www.poconomanor.com. The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Regulation, twelve-station sporting clay range open to the public. Suitable for beginners with challenges for the more experienced shooter. Instruction is offered and guns are available to rent. Appointments are required. Phone (570) 595-8929 or (570) 595-7401 to schedule; visit www.skytop.com. SPORTS EQUIPMENT Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I-80 off exit 309). The camp store here carries a complete line of outdoor equipment. Tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, hats, clothing, sunglasses, snorkeling equipment, disposable cameras, and more. Call (570) 2230505 or 1-800-487-2628, and visit www.adventuresport.com. Kittatinny Canoes, at their Milford location. This canoe and raft center also offers new and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories. Dealers of Old Town Canoe, Dagger, and Perception! Located off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles north of Milford. Call 1-800FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890, and see www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Bike Rentals, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery, adjacent to Tannery Depot General Store. Come ride the famous, scenic Lehigh Gorge Trail, and use the savings offer on bike rental in the display ad! Call 1-800-745-0742, and cruise to www.poconobikerentals.com. Pocono Ski Rentals, Sullivan Trail in Tannersville. Skis, snowboards, snow blades, and more. Choose from day, multi-day, and seasonal rentals; fast, friendly service, easy pickup and drop-off. Full service shop does quick tune-ups and waxing. Open every day, with 35+ years in business, and selling the latest gear such as hats, goggles, gloves, coats, and selling and renting bibs/pants! Phone (570) 629-4668. Pocono Whitewater & Skirmish, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Bringing you full-day and ½-day adventures through the scenic Lehigh River Gorge. Family-style calm water

float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, bike rentals, mountain biking, Skirmish paintball, and more! Call 1-800-WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226 for details, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. Starting Gate Action Sports, Rt. 209 in Bushkill, adjacent to Pocono Indian Museum. Wide selection of skis, snowboards, skateboards, skates, footwear, sportswear, swimwear, accessories, and equipment. Rentals available. Call (570) 588-4807, and check out www.startinggateonline.com. Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road,

Lehigh Tannery. Offering fishing tackle and bait, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, sandwiches, firewood, ice, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325 and see www.tannerydepot.com. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. Healthy live bait for all seasons – fat heads, minnows, night crawlers, leeches, red worms, giant mealworms, wax worms, crickets, and more! Celebrating over 30 years in (Continued on Page 40)

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business, this very complete bait shop is open every day all year. Call 839-7338 for more information; see www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. TRAIN RIDES Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, I-81 exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway), left at light to Lackawanna Avenue, follow signs to Steamtown. Scenic cross-country steam-powered rail excursions, working roundhouse and turntable, two museums, Park Theatre, Visitors Center and more all make for an adventure the whole family will

love. Call (570) 340-5200 or (888) 693-9391 for the train excursion schedule or more information; see www.nps.gov/stea. WATERPARKS Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. H2Oooohh! indoor waterpark features a family raft ride, body slides, multi-level splash playground, children’s activity pool, wave pool, whirlpools, and the Flowrider simulated wave machine. Lockers and a snack bar are available. Call (570) 722-9901 or see www.splitrockresort.com. For lodging reservations call 1-800-2557625; the general number is (570) 722-9111.

ZIP LINES/ROPES COURSES CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes courses, disc golf, mountain segways, Euro bungy, climbing wall, and fantastic zip lines! Call (570) 629-1661 x1123 for reservations, and check out www.cbkmountainadventures.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Zip Line Adventure, whitewater rafting, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and mountain biking. For your reservations, call the Adventure Center at 1-800-443-8554 or (570) 443-9532; see www.whitewaterchallengers.com.

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Listings are subject to change; contact the dining location for the latest hours and menu information. BEAR CREEK Bear Creek Inne, Route 115, Ph: 472-9045: Serving delicious food and drinks at reasonable prices since 1972, the Bear Creek Inne specializes in fresh seafood and other fine dishes including steak, veal, and chicken. Choose from over 40 menu items. Salad and dessert included with all meals. Casual dining and a country setting make the Bear Creek Inne a perfect dining destination, and a Children’s Menu is available! Reserve the Private Party Room for your next special event. All major credit cards are accepted, and reservations are recommended. Open 6 days at 4:00pm, and Sundays at 12:00pm. See www.bearcreekinne.com to find out more. BUSHKILL Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209, Ph: 1-888-FERNWOOD or 588-9500: Whatever your appetite or budget, Fernwood’s

various eateries won’t leave you hungry. Mama Bella’s Tuscan Grille features tempting appetizers and entrees. For a casual dining experience, visit the sports pub with 8 TVs. Fernwood also has a Food Court for your dining convenience, including a Pizza Hut, Scoops, and a cafe! After a day of excitement at Fernwood, head to Wintergreen’s Bar and Grill overlooking the lake and golf course to refuel. Enjoy a cocktail and live entertainment, or visit the Winter Fun Center for tubing and more. Check it out at www.fernwoodhotel.com. DELAWARE WATER GAP Water Gap Diner & The Pancake Place, Main Street, Ph: (570) 476-0132: Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and featuring traditional diner fare as well as surprisingly scrumptious specials! Bring the print or online display ad for a percentage off your bill. Easy on/off from exit 310 of I-80; groups are welcome. Hours are 6:00am to 9:00pm on Sunday through Thursday, and 6:00am until 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday.

This is a yummy people-pleasing place for all ages and tastes! EAST STROUDSBURG Vocelli Pizza, 96 South Courtland Street, Ph: 424-1949: Satisfy your cravings for perfect pizza at Vocelli Pizza, delivering classic Italian quality every time! They start with hand-crafted dough mixed with extra-virgin olive oil. Vocelli signature pizza sauce has been handed down from a family recipe; tomatoes are rushed from the field and fresh-packed within 6 hours, never from concentrate. Every pizza is smothered with 100% real Mozzarella cheese, and farm fresh toppings finish the picturesque pies. Featuring catering, plus online services like ordering, coupons, Kids Corner, Gourmet Club, and Shoppe Di Vocelli. Visit Vocelli’s on Route 611 in Tannersville at Smuggler’s Cove, too! Feel the Vocelli passion for pizza at www.vocellipizza.com. HAWLEY Cocoon Coffee House & Catering Co., Route 6 and Bellemonte Ave., Ph: 2266130: Kick back, relax, and sip coffee crafted from Electric City Roasting’s custom-blended beans, in Hawley’s historic landmark silk mill. Enjoy fresh, scrumptious, and affordable pastries, sandwiches, quiche, and salads. Open every day from 7:00am to 6:00pm, with free Wi-Fi! Professional catering, daily specials, and events. Email info@cocooncoffeehouse.com, and savor www.cocooncoffeehouse.com. The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, 4 Main Avenue, Ph: 2262993 or 1-800-833-8527: An artfully restored craftsman-style hotel. Savor the unique cuisine, made with only the freshest locally grown produce, seasonal game and fish, plus artisan breads and desserts baked at the Inn. Dine on the terrace overlooking the garden or in the comfortably elegant


This Week in the Poconos 43 dining room. Select from a diverse menu featuring traditional favorites as well as nouveau cuisine. Regularly scheduled special dining events and live entertainment. Serving lunch from 12:00pm to 2:30pm and dinner from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Four-diamond AAA rating, Wine Spectator magazine award-winner, and Historic Hotels of America member. Visit www.thesettlersinn.com. LAKE HARMONY The Resort at Split Rock, One Lake Drive, Ph: 722-9111: Casual dining in a distinctive 4season destination resort. Choose from the tempting offerings at Split Rock’s Bell’Ago Cuisine Italiano restaurant, or from the 24-item menu at the beautiful Galleria Restaurant. For your reservations, call Bell’Ago directly at 722-3391 or use ext. 756 when dialing the resort’s main number; for the Galleria Restaurant, dial ext. 835. Bell’Ago is closed to the public on Tuesdays. Ice cream parlor, first-run

movie theater with concessions, fabulous indoor waterpark, sports bar, cocktail lounge, bowling alley, indoor pools, championship golf. See www.splitrockresort.com to learn more about the numerous amenities and live entertainment! LEHIGH TANNERY Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Ph: 606-4325: Offering fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, sandwiches and other tasty fare, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325, and venture to www.tannerydepot.com. MOUNT POCONO The Original Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse, Route 611, just north of Route 940, Ph: 8399678: Great food and good times are standard fare at Bailey’s, “the only USDA Prime Steak House in the Poconos.” Just minutes from

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Magnificent is the word for the Surf ‘n’ Turf, stuffed trout, juicy sirloin with onion rings, or chef’s special pasta. This fine dining and lodging establishment offers delightful appetizers and extraordinary salads and desserts. The Starting Post Cocktail Lounge serves the finest in spirits, with an excellent Pub Menu. Live piano music on weekends is a perfect accompaniment to your exceptional meal! The restaurant at the Crescent Lodge is open 7 days a week for candlelight dining of distinction. Reservations are appreciated. Private cottages feature whirlpools, fireplaces, and decks; ask about the great lodging packages. Enjoy walking and fitness trails, and check out the nearby ski areas, spa, and casino! Visit www.crescentlodge.com.

 

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POCONO MANOR The Inn at Pocono Manor, Routes 314 & 940, Ph: 839-7111: The Exchange at Pocono Manor in The Inn features eclectic American cuisine with a continental flair, plus a global wine list! Enjoy refreshing salads, homemade soups, and fine dishes including filet of beef, chops, poultry, and seafood. Dinner is served from 6:00pm, every evening! Casual dress, with collared shirts for men; no shorts, T-shirts, or sneakers. Reservations are appreciated. Learn more about this historic 4-season destination resort with fantastic on-site activities and amenities at www.poconomanor.com. POCONO PINES Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Ph: 646-2377: The Jubilee, aka the Breakfast King of the Poconos, serves unique and delicious breakfasts from 7:00am until 3:00pm every day! For lunch, the Jubilee offers yummy burgers, wraps, paninis, sandwiches, soups, and salads. The dinner menu includes appetizers, pasta, steak, and seafood. Enjoy your favorite cocktail and munchies in the adjoining Pub in the Pines, a popular nightspot. With 15 beers on tap, multiple TVs, pool tables, darts, and a deck, the Pub is the place to watch your favorite game or check out some great live entertainment. Specials include Pasta Mondays, Steamer Tuesdays, and Wing Nights on Thursdays and Sundays featuring 11 flavors! Roll

over to “the Jube,” since 1968, at www.breakfastking.com. SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE The Bistro, located on River Road, by the Golf Shop of the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Ph: 1-800-SHAWNEE x1480: Dine with a backdrop of beautiful views of the historic Shawnee Inn and championship golf course. Open for lunch and dinner. The menu offers a variety of sandwiches, wraps, paninis, and salads. For beverages, they feature fresh squeezed lemonade, beer, wine, and an array of vacation-fun drinks. For more information, visit www.shawneeinn.com. The Gem and Keystone, located on River Road, near the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Ph: (570) 424-0990: Home of ShawneeCraft Brewing Company artisanal heirloom whole-food beers, handcrafted and brewed on the premises. The contemporary and varied menu features local produce, all natural steak, lamb, pork, and chicken, Pennsylvania farmstead cheeses, and Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood. Appetizers, salads, pub favorites and seasonal entrees, drink specials, souvenir merchandise, and gift certificates. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Live entertainment some weekends and weekdays; available for private parties and group events. Visit www.GemAndKeystone.com! River Room, located on River Road, at the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Ph: (570) 424-4000 x1432: The River Room is a great fine dining choice, with scenic views surrounding the entire resort. Breakfast features made-to-order eggs and omelets, homemade granola, smoothie of the day, and fresh fruits and berries. The lunch and dinner menus feature local flavors and traditions like wild boar and rack of lamb, with a variety of fish and pasta options. The River Room is guaranteed to be a nutritious, delicious dining experience. Offering Happy Hour daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, with complimentary hors d’ouevres


This Week in the Poconos 45 on Friday and Saturday. Check out the piano bar on Thursday from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, and Friday and Saturday from 8:00pm to 11:00pm! Learn more at www.shawneeinn.com. SKYTOP Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Ph: 1-800-345-7759 or 595-7401, ext. 465: Historic Skytop Lodge boasts 2 extraordinary dining venues! Lakeview Restaurant features American Modern cuisine served amidst panoramic views of the mountains, the golf course, and Skytop Lake. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the international wine list. The Windsor Dining Room, located in the Lodge, features American fare with a view of the gardens and a “wine of the evening.” Both offer children’s menus and light entrees. An array of homemade desserts, estate coffees, and cordials completes this superb experience. Skytop is a Wine Spectator Magazine awardwinner. Both restaurants require men to wear a coat; a tie is optional. Appropriate attire for ladies is

suggested, and reservations are requested. See www.skytop.com. SOUTH STERLING The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, 8 miles south of I-84 Exit 20, Ph: 676-3244 or 1-877-720-6095: Gourmet French cuisine, a superb wine list, and a spectacular mountain view from a castle-like manor modeled after an estate in the south of France. The French Manor has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer as ���dinner fit for a king.” Serving dinner nightly; outdoor dining is available in season. Jackets are

required, and reservations are suggested. Casual dining is also available in Hanna’s Café at the French Manor. Four-diamond AAA rating. Le Spa Forêt offers a delicious menu of spa services! Visit www.thefrenchmanor.com. TANNERSVILLE Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail & Camelback Rd., Ph: 629-9399: “The Creek” is the Pocono Mountains’ Original Brewpub and Restaurant. Everything at the Creek is handcrafted, from (Continued on Page 46)

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the post and beam timber-frame building, the award-winning food, to the handcrafted ales and lagers. Originally an 1880’s farmhouse, Barley Creek boasts a big, rustic atmosphere, a deck for brews with a view, a pavilion, and wiffle ball stadium available for catering, private parties, and pick-up games. Barley Creek brews world-class ales and lagers onsite in its own English brewhouse. Free brewery tours and beer tasting every day at 12:30pm, and by appointment. Soups, salads, pub fare, steaks, seafood, and daily specials. There’s a children’s menu, a treasure box, and a game room. Happy Hour runs from 3:30pm to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Find it in the fork between Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, a mile past Crossings Factory Outlets and 2 miles shy of Camelback Mountain Resort (exit 299 off I-80). Surf the Creek at www.barleycreek.com. Smuggler’s Cove, Route 611, Ph: 629-2277: “Seafood King of the Poconos!” Casual dining is at its best in this popular place, a landmark for 30+ years. The menu offers appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, prime rib, steak, and seafood. Going on right now is the

Annual Surf & Turf Celebration; just $18.95 includes any 2 selections like lobster tail, crab legs, shrimp, scallops, USDA Prime sirloin, and prime rib, plus salad bar and tasty trimmings! Special luncheon, early dinner, lounge, and children’s menus are available. Open every day at 11:30am, just minutes from the Crossings Outlets and Camelback Mountain Resort. Reservations are accepted, and large parties are welcomed. Each dollar spent at a locallyowned eatery benefits the Pocono economy 3 times more than each dollar spent at a chain eatery! Visit www.smugglerscove.net. Vocelli Pizza, Route 611 at Smuggler’s Cove, Ph: 620-9055: Satisfy your cravings for perfect pizza at Vocelli Pizza, delivering classic Italian quality every time! They start with hand-crafted dough mixed with extra-virgin olive oil. Vocelli signature pizza sauce has been handed down from a family recipe; tomatoes are rushed from the field and fresh-packed within 6 hours, never from concentrate. Every pizza is smothered with 100% real Mozzarella cheese, and farm fresh toppings finish the picturesque pies. Featuring catering, plus online services like ordering, coupons, Kids Corner, Gourmet Club, and Shoppe Di Vocelli. Visit

Vocelli’s at 96 South Courtland Street in East Stroudsburg, too! Feel the Vocelli passion for pizza at www.vocellipizza.com. WILKES-BARRE Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, Ph: 1-888WIN-INPA: Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7 and the warm, friendly service makes you feel truly at home. Live harness racing is now in season; post time is 6:30pm. Cash in on the fun at 2,500 hot slots, virtual electronic table games, and play your favorite real-live table games like blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette! After you’ve worked up an appetite, savor the good life at one of the distinctive dining options for every taste and budget, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Rustic Kitchen to Bar Louie. A stroll through the shopping promenade will reveal truly interesting finds such as Brookstone, Marshall Rousso, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and Breakers offer live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening. Simulcast harness racing too! Gaming. Dining. Shopping. Nightlife. This out-of-the-ordinary escape is as close as your car keys. See www.mohegansunpocono.com.

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Benefit Concert Keep On Keepin’ On! - The Elisabeth Campanelli Benefit Concert is bringing 7 totally awesome acts to the Sherman Theater on Sunday, March 13th. Enjoy 8 hours of music, featuring High Strung, Dakini, The Backwoods Experiment, Liquid Sunshine, Cabinet, Brianna Storm, and Juggling Suns with special guest Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth! Doors open at 2:00pm and performances begin at 3:00pm. Admission is $10.00/pp. Proceeds will benefit 16-year-old Elisabeth Campanelli, who has been battling a brain tumor since 2008. Join this great day of creativity and fun to help raise money for the Campanelli family. All ages are welcome! There will also be a special Art & Music Memorabilia Silent Elisabeth Campanelli Auction featuring collectible music memorabilia, paintings, and photography. The Sherman Theater is downtown, at 524 Main Street in Stroudsburg. Call the Sherman at (570) 420-2808, and check out www.shermantheater.com.

Bluegrass Shin-Dig PMVB Launches Live Cameras on March 6th On Sunday, March 6th, the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society hosts a Bluegrass Shin-Dig featuring Hillbilly Water, Santara Wind, and Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mountain Boys. These monthly stage shows feature critically acclaimed bands, at the spacious BPO Elks Lodge on 260 Washington Street in East Stroudsburg. Stage performances are held on the first floor, and continue from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. If you play an instrument, tote it along and join one of the jam sessions happening throughout the 1920’s-era building! Several rooms are ideal for jamming and listening. Enjoy the full bar, and the kitchen which serves food at reasonable prices. Admission is $7.00/pp. Call (570) 4242937 or (570) 992-2259; the number at the Elks Lodge is (570) 421-9140. Dig more at www.poconobluegrass.org.

Get a real-time view of various locations around the 4-county Pocono Mountains region, via 4 live camera feeds sponsored by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB). Blue Mountain, Shawnee Mountain, Fernwood Winter Fun Center, and Woodloch Resort host camera locations, integrating with news, weather, and scenic shots. Additional cameras will be installed this spring/summer at Lake Wallenpaupack and Camelbeach Waterpark, within Camelback Mountain Resort. With 2,400 square miles encompassing Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties, the Pocono Mountains are home to rolling terrain, beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands, and miles of winding rivers. Opportunities to ski, snowboard, tube, snowshoe, hike, bike, golf, raft, boat, and fish abound, as well as to access 9 state and 2 national parks. Enjoy tours, exhibitions, antiquing, shopping, and a full calendar of festivals showcasing the heritage, music, and food of the Poconos. Learn more at www.800poconos.com!

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BUSHKILL Fernwood Hotel & Resort: Route 209. Newly renovated luxury hotel room and villa rentals nestled in beautiful mountains, just minutes from great local attractions. Themed restaurants include a sports pub, a Pizza Hut, Scoops, a food court, a café, and the Tuscan Grille. Live

entertainment, indoor/outdoor pools and fitness area with massage therapist await you. Take a scenic horseback ride on Fernwood’s lush grounds or play a match on the outdoor tennis courts. Also enjoy the 18-hole, par 71 golf course, Game Zone arcade, daily activities, special events, and exciting live entertainment line-up. Check out Fernwood’s Winter Fun Center, with snow tubing and more! The Villas at Fernwood sleep up to 6, and some come with Jacuzzi tubs. Call for great getaway vacations and weekend packages. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD A

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HAWLEY The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park: Welcoming visitors to the Lake Wallenpaupack region since 1927. Step inside this artfully restored craftsman-style hotel, and experience country charm and grace! Featuring 20 guest rooms and suites; some with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Savor a delicious meal, created in the flavors of the season, and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine selection. The chef personally chooses the freshest locally grown produce, seasonal game, meats, and fish. Dine on the terrace overlooking the gardens, or relax in the dining room. For large meetings and group events, The Undercroft Room offers a naturally comfortable setting. Special dinners and live entertainment occasionally. AAA 4-diamond rating; member Historic Hotels of America. The Potting Shed offers beautiful gifts and specialty décor for the home and garden. Located across from Bingham Park, Route 6, in Hawley. Call 226-2993, 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com. JIM THORPE The Inn at Jim Thorpe: Nestled in historic, picturesque Jim Thorpe, the Inn at Jim Thorpe is a landmark treasure, featuring old world charm with modern amenities. Located in the heart of the National Register Historic District, the Inn offers comfortable guest rooms and romantic suites, many with whirlpools and fireplaces, plus relaxing in-house spa services. Best of all, the town’s quaint shops, antique stores, galleries, opera house, pubs, restaurants, music venues, and hiking/biking trails are right at the Inn’s doorstep. Take advantage of great packages such as Show & Stay, Shop ‘til You Drop Getaways, Spa Weekends, Romance packages, Girlfriend Getaways, and more. For more information and your reservations, call The Inn at Jim Thorpe at 1-800-329-2599; visit www.innjt.net.


This Week in the Poconos 49 LAKE HARMONY The Resort at Split Rock: A 4-season destination offering the ultimate in activities and accommodations, with over 500 deluxe units in unique environments. You won’t want to miss H2Ooooh! Indoor Waterpark! Enjoy the championship 27-hole golf course, 18-hole miniature golf course, fitness center, outdoor and indoor pools, tennis, basketball, bowling, video game room, racquetball, archery, billiards, ping-pong, and daily activities. Refresh in the old-fashioned ice cream parlor, and catch the latest movie with popcorn at the first-run movie theater. The Galleria Dining Room features a superb continental menu, while Bell’ago overlooks beautiful Lake Harmony and serves fine Italian cuisine. The Galleria Nightclub and Benchwarmers Sports Bar at the Lodge will entertain you. You’ll love the convenience of the Coffee Shop, Hair Gallery, and Gift Shop. The resort offers 23 meeting rooms, 77,000 sq. ft. of exhibit area/function space, onsite banquet facilities, and conference services. Call Split Rock at 1-800-2557625 or (570) 722-9111, and visit www.splitrockresort.com. PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge: This awardwinning retreat is a comfortable and elegant place to stay where you will be surrounded by the beauty of Paradise Valley and nestled in a suite or cottage. All accommodations have private baths, telephone, climate control, and remote control television, and many come with a fireplace, whirlpool, and outdoor deck. The inn also features one of the finest restaurants in the mountains, with an extensive wine selection, colorful menu, daily specials, pub menu, and live piano music on weekends. Enjoy walking and fitness trails, and a nearby spa and casino! The Crescent Lodge is at Route 191 and Route 940 in Paradise Valley. Treat yourself to a quality experience, to dine or to stay! Call 1-800-3929400 or (570) 595-7486, and visit www.crescentlodge.com.

POCONO MANOR The Inn at Pocono Manor: Nestled at 1,800 feet atop the Pocono Mountains since 1902, this charming year-round 3000acre resort is your gateway to fun, nature and relaxation. Their midweek and weekend getaway plans include exceptional dining and accommodations, as well as 36 holes of championship golf, an 8,500 square foot full-service spa, lounge with entertainment, horseback riding, 2.5 miles of fly-fishing streams, sporting clays, indoor/outdoor pools, hiking trails, and more. The Inn at Pocono Manor is located just minutes from The Crossings Premium Outlets and Camelbeach Waterpark/Camelback Mountain Resort/CBK Mountain Adventures. The Inn is off Route 314 in Pocono Manor, via Route 940 or Route 611. Call (570) 8397111 or 1-800-233-8150, and see www.poconomanor.com.

REEDERS Mountain Springs Lake Resort: Come to this quiet and secluded resort in Reeders for a vacation you’ll never forget! The fine pleasures of mountain living will be yours at Mountain Springs Lake, with its pristine 76-acre lake and elegant accommodations. Authentic log and cedar cottages nestled amongst the evergreens around the lake are complete with cozy fireplaces and full kitchens, tastefully located off Mountain Springs Drive via Route 715. Enjoy nature trails, X-C skiing, biking, skating, sledding, tennis, boating, and swimming, all on the premises. And even though the area surrounding the resort is both gorgeous and very private, it is only a short drive to shopping, dining, attractions, and nightlife. To learn more about a stay at Mountain Springs Lake or to make reservations, call (570) 629-0251 or 1-866-629-0251; visit www.mslresort.com. (Continued on Page 50)

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SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: Discover this unique golf, ski, meeting, dining, and vacation destination on River Road. The resort is conveniently located 75 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia in a scenic and secluded location in the Pocono Mountains. Set amidst the splendor of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the resort offers an abundance of outdoor amenities including championship golf, approach course, golf academy, tennis, guided fishing,

river trips, hiking, and more. The Inn has 80 hotel-style rooms, 2 cottages, and deluxe suites; all are 1st-class accommodations. Relax and unwind at Spa Shawnee! A smoke-free resort. Call (570) 4244000 or 1-800-SHAWNEE, and see www.shawneeinn.com. SKYTOP Skytop Lodge: A refined resort for all seasons off Route 390. Enjoy the best of everything on the spectacular 5,500-acre setting. Affordable weekend and vacation plans feature superb dining and accommodations, championship golf, tennis, swimming pools, naturalist-guided tours, and much more. A Bed & Breakfast Plan is

available midweek. Skytop Lodge is known as one of the most highly regarded destinations in the Pocono Mountains region. For information or reservations, call (570) 5957401 or 1-800-345-7759, and visit www.skytop.com. SOUTH STERLING French Manor Inn and Spa: One of the most serenely beautiful spots in the Pocono Mountains, the French Manor is a full-scale country inn manor modeled after an estate in the south of France. Gourmet French cuisine served nightly, a superb wine list, outdoor dining with spectacular views, and Hanna’s Café casual dining complement the majestic views of the surrounding mountains. Selected as one of the “Ten Best Inns in America” and awarded a 4 Diamond rating by the AAA. Le Spa Forêt offers the best and most luxurious services available. Beautifully-decorated rooms are named after romantic European cities, with appropriate motifs. Call now to reserve your accommodations! Phone (570) 676-3244 or 1-877-720-6095, and experience www.thefrenchmanor.com. STROUDSBURG Countryside Cottages: A small country resort, a perfect place to be if you want to spend some quiet time indoors or outdoors while on vacation. Equipped with log-burning fireplaces, cable TV, and all the comforts of home. The rustic, woodsy setting is just a short drive off Route 611 in Bartonsville. This ideal get-away is surrounded with busy Pocono activity, such as year-round adventure at nearby Camelback Mountain Resort, shopping attractions, fine dining, and a casino. Surround yourself with fun Pocono activity with a stay at Countryside Cottages. Turn onto Bartonsville Avenue at the traffic light on Route 611 in Bartonsville. Open all year, complete facilities. Call (570) 629-2131, and visit www.countrysidecottages.com!

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Historic Skytop Resort hostsTheme Weekends From Friday, March 4th through Sunday, March 6th, historic Skytop Resort in Skytop hosts a Winter Sports Weekend, a unique and exciting themed weekend full of family fun! Enjoy winter’s final fling with skiing, skating, sledding, XC skiing, snowshoeing, and tobogganing, all included in your room rate. Country Weekends are planned for Friday through Sunday, March 11th through 13th. Bushels of entertainment like line dancing, square dancing, a Saturday night barn dance, pony rides, hayrides, a chili-cooking demonstration with tasting, and target shoot are scheduled. Plus, wake up every morning to a farm fresh breakfast! Enjoy the best of everything at this spectacular, 5,500-acre mountain estate off Route 390. Weekend, midweek, and vacation plans feature superb dining and accommodations, championship golf, tennis, swimming, Adventure Center, Orvis Shop, and naturalist-guided tours. Call (570) 5957401 or 1-800-345-7759, and visit www.skytop.com!

Mohegan Sun Sizzles 24/7 Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7. At Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs there’s always so much to see, do, and experience. Cash in on the fun at 2,500+ hot slots and virtual electronic table games, thrill to thoroughbred and harness racing from premier US tracks in the simulcast facility, and play live poker, craps, blackjack, and roulette on 82 tables! Savor the good life at distinctive dining options, stroll through the shopping promenade, and check out the hip party venues. Owned by the Mohegan Tribe, set on 400 acres, out-of-the-ordinary gaming, dining, shopping, and nightlife are all at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs! The escape that’s as close as your car keys is found at 1280 Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre. Call 1-888-WIN-INPA, get lucky at www.mohegansunpocono.com, and welcome to your place in the sun!

Hike with the Pocono Outdoor Club On Saturday, March 5th, join members of the Pocono Outdoor Club for a Hike at the MCEEC and SGL #156. This fun, late-winter hike will start on the easy trails at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville; then continue, if you wish, on State Game Lands #156 for an additional 4 to 6 miles. Call hike leader Bob Wacker at (570) 629-5293 for hike time and more information. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all who are interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact a hike leader and check out www.poconooutdoorclub.org.


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our country’s fiercest predators? In Pennsylvania, we can sometimes view the elusive, slender-bodied mink, the longtail weasel, the shorttail weasel, the fisher, the least weasel, the river otter and their cousin, the skunk. Join naturalist Carissa Longo for Getting to Know the Weasel Clan at PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 near Hawley. From 6:00 to 7:30pm you’ll delve into the natural history of these beautiful mammals using live domestic ferrets, animal mounts, furs and video clips. This program is appropriate for families with children ages 6 and older. For more information you can reach PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Preserve at (570) 251-6196 or (570) 253-7076, or send an email to pplpreser ves@pplweb.com. Additional program details can also be found at the website www.pplpreserves.com. March 11 thru 13 – The historic Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA is hosting Country Weekend, a unique and exciting Theme Weekend full of family fun! Enjoy heaps of entertainment like line dancing and square dancing, a Saturday night barn dance, pony rides, hayrides, a chili-cooking demonstration and tasting, target shoot and more! Plus, wake up every morning to a farm fresh breakfast. For your Country Weekend reservations, call Skytop Lodge at 1-800-345-7759. See photos of the breathtaking mountain estate at the website www.skytop.com. March 12 – The annual Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade will step off at 12noon today in nearby Downtown Scranton. If you like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or simply like to celebrate, then why not do it early at the 2nd largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the country! Featuring over 12,000 marchers and participants, the parade will begin on Wyoming Ave. near St. Peter’s Cathedral and will march to Lackawanna Ave.,

where it swings left past the Mall at Steamtown then around the bend at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and onto Spruce St., where marchers pass the Lackawanna County Courthouse, then on to North Washington Ave. to end at the Scranton Cultural Center. This “rite of spring” (Scranton’s version of Mardi Gras) provides enormous stimulation for the young and young at heart! Visit www.stpatparade.com for complete St. Patrick’s Day Parade details. You may also call the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-22-WELCOME with your questions or log on to www.visitnepa.org. March 12 – Come to Nescopeck State Park and discover The Mystery of Maple Sugaring from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Ever wonder where the delicious pure maple syrup you put on your pancakes comes from? Where does PA rank in maple syrup production? These questions and more will be answered as you uncover the mysteries of maple sugaring. This introductory program will take place indoors and outdoors, so dress for the weather! The program is free however registration is required by calling the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006. Visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. March 12 – Go along on the Sugar Shack Scramble with the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. March is when the sap starts flowing in the sugar maples, ready to be tapped and boiled down into maple syrup in the sugar shack. Join this orienteering expedition to the “Two Saps” Sugar Shack from 9:00am until noon. After using a map and compass to reach the sugar shack, enjoy some hot cocoa and pancakes served with fresh PA maple syrup. The cost to attend is $10 adults, $5 children and registration is required by March 5. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and

appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. To register for the expedition, call PEEC at (570) 8282319 or log on to www.peec.org. March 12 – Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville has announced that they will host a Spring Bumps Competition, its first bumps competition in years! Prizes will be awarded on style and creativity. Competitors will be bracketed based on gender and age, skier or rider. Come on out and have a blast! Registration for the Spring Bumps Competition is from 8:00am to 11:00am in the Big Pocono Family Eatery, and the first run starts at noon on the Asp slope. The Spring Bumps Competition is FREE to all competitors; must have a valid pass or lift ticket to participate. Camelback Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com with any questions. March 12 – If you just can’t wait for the opening of trout season in April, keep busy with the FlyFishing Seminar being offered at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville. Join resource conservationist Carl J. Meyer and several members of the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a detailed program on fly-fishing. The seminar will cover flyfishing equipment, casting, strategy, fly tying, basic entomology, and directions to some very nice places to fish in the Pocono Mountains. A film, slide program and several raffles are included with admission. The program will run from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The cost is $8 adults, $5 kids and pre-registration is required by March 11. Call the Monroe County Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061 to register. www.mcconservation.org March 12 - The Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce and the Jim Thorpe Artists Music Series (JTAMS) proudly present Second Saturdays, a monthly celebration


This Week in the Poconos 53 of Jim Thorpe’s growing arts community. Second Saturdays feature extended hours for each of the many galleries and studios in town, along with many other shops and establishments. Also featured will be an Art Walk. The celebration runs from noon until 9:00pm. Live Concerts sponsored by JTAMS are held at the Mauch Chunk Opera House on 14 West Broadway in Jim Thorpe concurrent with Second Saturdays. Find out more when you log on to www.jimthorpeartists.org or www.jtams.net or call (570) 3250249. To learn more about this and

other exciting Jim Thorpe events, call the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce at (570) 325-5810 or visit www.jimthorpe.org. March 12 – Downtown Milford comes alive during Art after Dark, from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on the second Saturday of each month. The evening will be filled with multiple art openings, live music, fine food, shopping and events at downtown galleries, specialty shops and fine restaurants. Explore historic Milford on the Delaware River, where PA, NY and NJ meet. For information, contact the Pike County Chamber

of Commerce at (570) 296-8700 or visit www.pikechamber.com. March 12 & 13 - Discover Pocono living at its finest at the 2011 Greater Pocono Home Show, being held at East Stroudsburg University’s Koehler Field House in East Stroudsburg. Numerous exhibitors will provide information on a variety of products and services including home improvements, construction, lifestyles, health & wellness, local attractions and more. Show hours are Saturday from 10:00 to 7:00 and Sunday 11:00 to 5:00. (Continued on Page 54)

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13th Spring forward! Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 13th, so set your clocks ahead 1 hour. Mark your calendar!

PennDOT Offers Daylight-Saving Time Safety Tips for Drivers Daylight-saving time begins Sunday morning, March 13th, at 2:00am with everyone moving clocks ahead 1 hour. Along with the days getting longer, this hour difference in time changes the daylight pattern for drivers, and can throw some motorists off their schedules. Losing an hour of sleep can lead to drowsiness, which is potentially dangerous when operating a motor vehicle. To help drivers be as safe as possible during the change to daylight-saving time, PennDOT recommends the following: • Plan to get at least 8 hours of sleep Saturday night. • Adjust your sleep pattern to the time change. Go to bed ½ hour earlier than your normal weekday bedtime on Saturday night, and sleep ½ hour later on Sunday morning. • If you need more sleep, take a nap in the middle of the afternoon. • Avoid caffeinated beverages and foods in the afternoon and evening. • Avoid eating a heavy meal or drinking alcohol too close to bedtime. • On Sunday night, go to bed early enough to get at least 8 hours of sleep. • Read labels carefully on over-the-counter medicines for warnings such as "may cause drowsiness" or "avoid driving a motor vehicle.” • Be aware that coffee or other sources of caffeine are short-term stimulants only. • If a prescription medication causes drowsiness, ask your doctor for a non-sedating alternative. • Take breaks during long trips. Get out and stretch every 2 hours. Sleepy drivers should quickly find a safe place to pull off the road and switch drivers or rest. Spring forward, and stay safe, in the Poconos!


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The Greater Pocono Home Show is sponsored by the Pocono Builders Association. For more information, call (570) 421-9009 or log on to www.poconohomeshow.com or www.poconobuilders.org. March 12 & 13 – The 21st annual Pocono Scout Weekend returns to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in Shawnee-on-Delaware! Special discounts on lift tickets, rentals and lessons will be offered to all scouts. There will also be Free Merit Badge Testing and a Scout Race. Special lodging packages are available. Individuals and scout leaders are asked to contact Group Sales for more information and preregistration. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is located off I-80 exit 309 in Shawnee-on-Delaware; follow signs on Route 209 to Hollow Road. To find out more or to register, call Shawnee Mountain at (570) 421-7231 or log on to www.shawneemt.com. March 13 – Spring forward! Daylight Saving Time Begins Today, so set your clocks ahead one hour. March 13 – Go tubing for the Lions at a great price during SNOWTUBING DAY FOR THE POCONO LIONS at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville! Support the Pocono Lions Club by purchasing a special Open-to-Close Snowtubing Ticket for only $20, which is valid for eleven hours of tubing from 9:00am until 8:00pm on Sunday, March 13. Snowtubing Tickets are regularly priced at $25 for a three-hour session! This special offer is only available in advance through the Pocono Lions Club. Camelback Mountain Resort will donate ½ the proceeds from each Ticket sold to the Club. For your Open-to-Close Snowtubing Tickets, mail your check or money order for $20.00 per ticket made out to “Pocono Lions Club” to PO Box 899, Pocono Pines PA 18350. You may also contact Lion Doug Klem at (570) 643-2052, Lion Ira Miller at (570) 355-5350, Lion Joe

Miller at (570) 646-2332, or Lion Richard Whiteford at (570) 6466643. Lions International’s 45,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make it the world’s largest service club organization. Lions meet the needs of local communities and help people around the world. Since 1950 the Pocono Lions Club’s fundraisers have supported charitable causes. All revenues realized from Snowtubing Day at Camelback will be used to benefit local emergency services, scholarships for area students, and local support groups. March 13 – Members of the Pocono Outdoor Club invite you to join them for a Hike at Big Pocono State Park near Camelback Ski Area in Tannersville. The hike will cover 7 miles, mostly on the North and South trails. Wear sturdy boots and be prepared for steep and rocky sections. This hike will start at 10:00am at Riday’s Gate on Railroad Road. Contact hike leader Paul Sheppard at (570) 4217412 for more information. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all individuals interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact today’s hike leader or check out www.poconooutdoorclub.org. March 13 – Keep On Keepin’ On! - The Elisabeth Campanelli Benefit Concert is coming to the Sherman Theater on Main Street in Stroudsburg with seven big music acts! It will be eight awesome hours of music featuring High Strung, Dakini, The Backwoods Experiment, Liquid Sunshine, Cabinet, Brianna Storm, and Juggling Suns with special guest Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth! The doors open at 2:00pm and the music starts at 3:00. Admission is $10 with proceeds to benefit 16-year-old Elisabeth Campanelli, who has been battling a brain tumor since 2008. Join this great day of music and friendship and help raise money for the Campanelli family. All ages are welcome! There will also be a special Art & Music Memorabilia Silent Auction featuring collectible

music memorabilia, paintings and photography. The Sherman Theater is located at 524 Main Street in Downtown Stroudsburg. For tickets or more information, call the Sherman at (570) 4202808 or buy your tickets online at www.shermantheater.com. March 13 – The Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association (AFBA) invites you to their Bluegrass Shindig at the Beethoven Waldheim Club, a short drive from the Poconos at 1984 Waldheim Road in Hellertown. The featured performers today will be Hill Town and Heavy Traffic. The doors open at 10:00am and the show starts at 12:30pm. The day will end around 6:00pm. Admission is $7, children under 12 free. The Beethoven Waldheim Club offers reasonablypriced food & beverages; no coolers please. Bring your own instruments for continuous jam sessions throughout the building! The indoor Shindigs are held on the 2nd Sunday each month, October through April. To find the Shindigs: From Rt. 80 use Rt. 33 south to Rt. 78 west, exit at Hellertown. At end of ramp, turn left and go south on Main St. (Rt. 412S). Go 3 miles to Leithsville Fire Co. and turn right on Flint Hill Road. Travel 1/3 mile to Waldheim Road (on right – see club sign), continue past Waldheim Road a short distance then turn right into the parking lot. Call the Waldheim Club on the day of the Shindig at (610) 838-9059 or (610) 838-9004. For more information about the AFBA or questions about the Shindig, call Barbara Merring at (610) 253-2800. Complete details can be found at www.afbawindgap.org. March 13 – Visit Nescopeck State Park and join the Family Nature Walk: Wildlife that Move Us from 1:30 to 3:00pm. It’s National Wildlife Week and this year’s theme is “Wildlife that Move Us.” What better way to study how wildlife moves than to get out and explore! Join park staff as they celebrate National Wildlife Federation’s 75th Anniversary by exploring the park in search of animal movement. The Family Nature Walk is free however registration is required by


This Week in the Poconos 55 calling the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006. Visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. March 13 – A St. Patrick’s Dinner will be served from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department on Route 739 in Lords Valley (one mile north of I-84). The price is $12 adults, $5 children under 10, kids under 3 free. Call (570) 775-7355 to learn out more. March 15 – Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold a Volunteer & Foster Meeting at 6:30pm at Cherry’s Sunset Family Restaurant, Route 209 in Kresgeville. All local animal lovers are invited to come have a bite to eat and get to know the group. Safe Haven is an all-volunteer no-kill pet rescue group based in the Poconos’ West End. They are seeking volunteers for help with dog transport, dog adoption days, fundraising efforts, clerical help, etc. Foster pet parents are always needed. For more information and to see pets available for adoption, visit www.safehavenpa.org or email safehaven@epix.net. March 16 - Evie Rafalko McNulty, Recorder of Deeds, Lackawanna County will be guest speaker at the Meeting of the Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern PA. The meeting will be held from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Research Center, 1100 Main Street in Peckville and is free and open to the public. For more information call (570) 383-7661 or check out the webpage www.grsnp.org. March 17 – Leprechauns Ski Free on St. Patrick’s Day at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville! Come to Camelback ready to ski or ride dressed as a leprechaun and receive a FREE lift ticket for today! Just show up at the Welcome Center before 10:00am dressed as a leprechaun to receive your free lift ticket. Participants must be dressed up in a full leprechaun suit, including pants, shirt, jacket and hat. Guest Services will judge whether or not your costume qualifies for the free lift ticket. All leprechauns must meet in the breezeway for a group

picture. Camelback Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call them at (570) 629-1661 with questions. www.skicamelback.com March 18 - The Retired Law Enforcement Officers Breakfast Club will meet at 10:00am at Dale’s Coffee Bar Restaurant, 91 Route 611 in Bartonsville. The group is open to all Law Enforcement retirees in the Pocono Mountains area and is welcoming new members. For more information, contact Angela Tullo with your questions at (570) 213-2882 or atullo@troopersfund.org. March 18 thru 20 – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing your green and taking a weekend getaway to the Pocono Mountains at Fernwood Hotel & Resort in Bushkill, where you can let your Irish out! Fernwood’s St. Patrick’s Weekend Package includes Irishthemed activities, Irish food & drink specials, and authentic Irish music. Find shamrocks throughout the resort, create Irish crafts, listen to great music and eat your fill of Irish food. Fernwood is a 440acre resort with a Winter Fun Center with snowtubing, themed restaurants, indoor pools, saunas, live entertainment, daily activities, horseback riding, a video game play area, and is next to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The resort is easy to find on Route 209 in Bushkill. For more St. Patrick’s Weekend information or reservations, call Fernwood at

1-888-FERNWOOD or on the net at www.fernwoodhotel.com. March 18 thru 20 – The historic Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA invites you to their Frank Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute Weekend featuring Ragdoll. With harmonies second to none and the falsetto of lead singer Eddie Rezzonico, this Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute is a must see! Ragdoll recently enjoyed a blockbuster tour kicked off at Trump Marina Casino in Atlantic City performing to soldout crowds and standing ovations! Now Ragdoll performs at Skytop Lodge on Saturday, March 19 along with the fabulous Sammy Sax and the MD’s. Oh what a night! For your reservations, call Skytop Lodge at 1800-345-7759. See photos of the breathtaking mountain estate at the website www.skytop.com. March 19 – Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville will host its 6th Annual Pond Skimming Contest at 1:00pm! See if you can ski or snowboard across the pond - only two contestants made it last season! Skiers and snowboarders ages 18 & up are invited to ski or ride down the Sunbowl Trail and skim across a shallow pond. Gain as much speed as possible and see if you can make it all the way across. Can you go the distance? Come dressed to impress, in a bathing suit or as wacky as you can. There will be prizes (Season Passes!) for Most Original Costume (to get across the Pond), and Best in Show (Crowd Favorite). Best Dismount (most graceful wreck) wins a $50 Camelback Gift Card. Registration is from 10:00am to 11:30am in the CBK Lodge and the Pond Skimming starts at 1:00pm on the Sunbowl. There is no charge for Pond Skimming; all you need is a valid lift ticket and your signature on a completed release form. Spectators can enjoy the fun at the 2nd Annual Camelback Parking Lot Party in the Sunbowl parking lot! Just imagine watching the Pond Skimming while sippin’ a drink and grillin’ some dogs. There will be great prizes for Best Overall Tailgate, Best Theme & Decorations (Continued on Page 56)


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and Fan Favorite. Grills, contained fires, pop-up tents and music are permitted and RVs are welomed. Registration in advance is required for the Parking Lot Party. Camelback Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com. March 19 - The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “Casino & Comedy Night” at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort in Tafton. The evening will be filled with fun, prizes, dancing and much more! The event will begin with the opening of the casino and silent auction at 6:30pm. Bold Gold Media will supply music the entire evening. Three comedians, Roger Hunt, Jeff Hiller and Toni Lehutsky, will take the stage starting at 8:00pm. There will be something for everyone to enjoy: a delicious buffet served at 6:30pm, casino action, a show, a silent auction, dancing and a 50/50. Two grand prizes totaling $750 will be awarded to the top casino winners. For more information and to order your tickets, contact the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce at 32 Commercial Street in Honesdale. Just call (570) 253-1960 or email membership@waynecountycc.com. March 19 – Join members of the Pocono Outdoor Club for a Hike on the McDade Trail in the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This easy 5-mile hike will start at 10:00am at the Turn Farm. Be sure to wear warm, sturdy boots and bring a snack and water. To find the trailhead, follow River Road through Shawnee-onDelaware to Turn Farm on the right. Contact hike leader Kate Andrew at (570) 236-6831 with questions. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all individuals interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact

today’s hike leader or check out www.poconooutdoorclub.org. March 19 – Bring the whole family for the Amphibian Search from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. Spring is one day away and the warmer temperatures are bringing out the frogs and salamanders. Join this search for the first sightings! The cost to attend the Amphibian Search is $5. Also planned tonight at PEEC is a FREE Moonrise Walk from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Take a short hike to a scenic overlook and watch the moon rise over the Delaware River Valley. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 or log on to www.peec.org. March 19 - The Lehighton Area Pool Pals will host Bingo Night at the Lehighton Recreation Center, 243 South 8th Street in Lehighton. The doors open at 5:00 and the first game starts at 6:30. $20:00 package plus specials are available. Food and drink will also be available. Call Diane with questions at (610) 3775275. March 20 – Today is the Vernal Equinox, the First Day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy it outdoors in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania! March 20 – Start building your cardboard sled now for the 4th Annual Cardboard Box Derby at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville! This event is free to the public; participants just need a valid lift ticket to participate. All cardboard vehicles must be built solely of cardboard, tape, glue, paint and paper. Cardboard vehicles must have a front, rear, bottom and two sides. No waxing the bottom

of your cardboard vehicle! You can participate individually or as a team; no more than four participants per team. Most Creative Vehicle wins a 2011/2012 Camelback Value Season Pass, and Best in Show for Crowd Favorite, Wackiest, and Best Costumes each win a 2011 Summer Season Pass to Camelbeach Waterpark! Best Dismount (most spectacular wreck) wins a $50 Gift Card for Camelback Mountain Resort. Registration for the Cardboard Box Derby is from 10:00am until noon at CBK Lodge and the Derby starts at 1:00pm on the Sunbowl trail. Camelback Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. For complete rules and all the Cardboard Box Derby details, call Camelback at (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com. March 20 – The 28th Annual Costume Carnival Day is coming to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in Shawnee-on-Delaware! Skiers and snowboarders who show up wearing a costume today will receive a FREE day lift ticket! There will be a Costume Parade and Judging at 1:00pm with great prizes. Shawnee Mountain is located just off I-80 exit 309 in Shawnee-onDelaware. For more information about Costume Carnival Day, call Shawnee Mountain at (570) 421-7231 ext. 229 or log on to www.shawneemt.com. March 20 – Shake off the frost from the long winter and celebrate the arrival of spring with the Vernal Equinox Extravaganza from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. The Vernal (spring) Equinox is the first day of spring, when the sun is positioned directly above the equator making the length of day and night equal. Go orienteering for signs of spring and have fun carefully planting seeds to take home. Snacks will be available. The cost to attend is $5 per child. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental


This Week in the Poconos 57 awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information about the Equinox Extravaganza or to register, call PEEC at (570) 8282319 or log on to www.peec.org. March 20 - The 34th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Monroe County steps off at 1:30pm from Stroudsburg High School! Marchers will parade down Main Street in Stroudsburg, cross the bridge into

East Stroudsburg, and finish on Crystal Street. The parade route will be lined with thousands of spectators of all ages, and it will be great fun for all! For more information about the Monroe County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, call Maureen at (570) 223-6708 or check out www.poconoirishparade.org. March 20 – Members of the Pocono Outdoor Club invite you to join them at 9:00am on a Hike from Fox Gap to Water Gap in the spectacular Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Bring your camera to capture the great

views on this 7-mile, moderatelypaced hike on the first day of spring! Wear proper footwear for the rocky sections and possible snowy/icy conditions. Meet at 9:00am in the Lake Lenape parking lot in Delaware Water Gap. Contact hike leader Roy Kleinle at (570) 421-8982 for directions and more information. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all individuals interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its (Continued on Page 58)

Come Home to Four Seasons at Camelback Just a minute’s Four Seasons at Camelback drive from the base of Office on Camelback Road Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville, Four Seasons at Camelback offers an amenity-filled neighborhood of exterior maintenance-free homes, starting around $249,900. Enjoy the clubhouse, outdoor heated pool, tennis courts, play area, fitness center, hiking trails, and central water, sewer, and trash disposal. New homes with spectacular mountain views are easy to own! Architect-designed homes on naturally wooded sites offer wood-burning fireplaces, traditional or open floor plans, master bedrooms, and quality construction, as well as rental opportunities. Nearby golf, horseback riding, outlet shopping, Big Pocono State Park, casino, spas, excellent schools, and medical centers are perks, too. Visit www.camelbackpoconoshomes.com, and call (570) 730-4774 today to learn how you can come home to Four Seasons at Camelback!

Discover the Greater Pocono Home Show Discover Pocono living at its finest at the 2011 Greater Pocono Home Show, located in the Koehler Field House on the campus of East Stroudsburg University (ESU). On Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th, exhibitors will provide information on products and services including home improvements, construction, lifestyles, health and wellness, and local attractions. Show hours are Saturday from 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Sponsored by the Pocono Builders Association, you can find out more by calling (570) 421-9009, and visit www.poconohomeshow.com and www.poconobuilders.org.


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outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact today’s hike leader or check out www.poconooutdoorclub.org. March 20 - The Parents Committee of the Class of 2011 All Night Party at Jim Thorpe High School will hold a Basket Raffle at the high school from 1:00 to 5:30pm. There will also be a bake sale. The high school is located at 1 Olympian Way in Jim Thorpe. For more information call (570) 3252809 or (570) 778-5573. March 21 - The public is invited to attend the Pike County Conservation District Board of Directors Meeting, to be held at 9:00am at the Conservation District Education Building on Route 402 in Blooming Grove. No fee or registration is required. You may call the Pike County Conservation District office in Hawley at 226-8220 or send an email to pikecd@pikepa.org. Visit the website www.pikeconservation.org to find out more. March 22 – The Lackawanna College Environmental Institute near Moscow presents “Whose Track is That?” Join John Jose of Otter Creek Environmental Education Services from 5:30 to 7:00pm to hike the trails of the estate to learn to identify tracks and signs of local animals. Find out where to look and how to read the forest’s story written in animal tracks. There is a fee of $4 per person and pre-registration is required. The Lackawanna College Environmental Institute is housed on the beautiful 42-acre Moffat Estate, located on Route 435 just outside of Moscow (across from AJ Chevrolet). To register, contact the institute at (570) 842-1506 or log on to www.lackawanna.edu/ environmentalinstitute. March 22 thru 25 – The Auxiliary of the Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg proudly Annual sponsors their 23rd Television Auction, airing from 6:00pm to 10:00pm each evening on Blue Ridge Communications

Channel 13 TV. The event will raise funds to build a new Dale and Francis Hughes Cancer Center, so that Pocono Health System can continue to meet the growing needs of Monroe County and the surrounding area. Tune in! March 23 – The American Woodcock is a unique bird in many respects. One of the most fascinating parts of the woodcock’s life history is its dusk courtship display. Join Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman at 6:30pm on a Woodcock Watch at the Tannersville Cranberry Bog. Brian will lead a field trip to the bog property to listen and look for displaying woodcocks. Participants will meet at 6:30 at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville for a brief classroom presentation before traveling to the bog to witness this annual rite of spring. Planned return time is 8:00pm. Binoculars are suggested. The cost to attend is $5 and pre-registration is required. Call the Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061 to register or visit www.mcconservation.org for more information. March 24 – The Wayne County Genealogy Group Meets from 4:30 to 5:30pm at the Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street in Honesdale. The group does not focus solely on Wayne County research or researching specific individuals, but rather shares information on techniques for researching family history. Beginners and experienced researchers are welcome to attend these informative sessions. For more information, call (570) 2533240 or (570) 253-5468 or send an email to wchspa@ptd.net. See the Historical Society’s website at www.waynehistorypa.org. March 25 - The “Hearts and Hammers for Habitat” Dinner Dance to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County will be held from 6:30 to 11:30pm at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort in Tafton. Music for dancing will be provided by DJ Frankie Carll Productions. This year Ehrhardt’s will be supplying “The Shoreline Buffet;” check out the menu at

www.ehrhardts.com. Tickets are $38 each. For tickets or more information, contact Kim Erickson at (570) 251-7741. March 25 thru 27 – Mysterious characters will rendezvous in South Sterling where for three days and two nights, murder, mystery and mayhem will seem to prevail. Join the cast of characters as a guest at The French Manor in South Sterling during their Murder Mystery Weekend. The theme of the Murder Mystery will be A Smarty Party Murder by Brad Christman. Each guest will receive character information and be part of the Murder Mystery plot. Genius comes in all forms: college professors and professional athletes, police detectives and criminal masterminds, CEOs and janitors. Some of the world’s most intelligent people are gathering for their annual conference at The French Manor, where they will share ideas, debate issues and challenge each other’s intellects. When the world’s smartest people get together, old rivalries resurface and new tensions arise. Will someone be intelligent enough to commit the perfect murder? Will YOU be smart enough to figure it out? Put on your sleuth cap and try to solve the mystery! Rates include personal mystery information and character name; a Welcome Wine & Cheese Party, full country breakfast each morning, Murder Mystery Party with live music and Mystery Cocktail Party Saturday evening, gourmet dinner, prizes, and all activities and amenities offered at the French Manor. Guests will receive character information for the Murder Mystery approximately two weeks prior to your arrival. For your Murder Mystery Weekend reservations, call The French Manor at (570) 676-3244. You may visit www.thefrenchmanor.com for additional information. March 26 – Join members of the Pocono Outdoor Club for a Hike at Mt. Nebo Park near Marshalls Creek. It will be an easy 3-mile hike in a hemlock forest with a pond. Meet at 11:00am in the parking lot on Mt. Nebo Road in the Marshalls (Continued on Page 62)


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Camelback Mountain Resort. Enjoy exterior maintenance-free living with an outdoor pool, play area, clubhouse with catering, fitness center, tennis courts, central water and sewer, and trash disposal. Call (570) 730-4774, email fourseasonscamelback@hotmail.com, and see new single and townhomes for sale on natural wooded sites with fireplaces and views at www.camelbackpoconoshomes.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 & 423 in Pocono Pines. Lake Naomi sales & vacation rentals are a specialty, with a large sales staff specializing in Lake Naomi and Timber Trails. Get a free Kids Fun Pack with offseason and winter rentals! Call 1-800537-1479 or (570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.com. Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, Jack Frost Entrance, and Route 903 in Albrightsville! Primary and vacation home sales, rentals, investment and commercial properties, lots, and acreage. 700+ rental homes! Serving many communities. Call 1-800444-3721 and visit www.prr1.com. VACATION HOME/ COTTAGE RENTALS Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at the Locust Lake Village entrance. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at 1-800-588-1808 or (570) 646-3600, or Pocono Lake at 1-800588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com. See everything at www.c21PoconoPines.com! Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill. Spacious villas, on-premises restaurants, fitness facility, winter sports, swimming, horseback riding. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and see www.fernwoodhotel.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 & 423 in Pocono Pines. Lake Naomi sales & vacation rentals are a specialty, with a large sales staff specializing in Lake Naomi and Timber Trails. Get a free Kids Fun Pack with offseason and winter rentals! Call 1-800537-1479 or (570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.com.


This Week in the Poconos 61 Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, Jack Frost Entrance, and Route 903 in Albrightsville! Primary and vacation home sales, rentals, investment and commercial properties, lots, and acreage. 700+ rental homes! Call 1-800-444-3721 and visit www.prr1.com. BUILDERS, SERVICES NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION Gumble Brothers, Inc., with 2 locations! In Paupack, call (570) 226-4531; in Newfoundland, call (570) 676-3304. Visit www.gumblebrothers.com. Liberty Homes Custom Builders, Route 940 at Pocono Lake. Building great vacation and year-round homes throughout the Pocono Mountains since 1979, Liberty Homes also offers terrific house/land packages. Whether you’re starting a family or are ready to retire, Liberty Homes can provide you with the home of your dreams. Call 866-4-YOUR-HOME or visit www.libertyhomespa.com. Pocono Tile Works, expert custom tile design and installation. Marble also a specialty. See

examples of their beautiful work at www.poconotileworks.com, or call (570) 460-6439 for your free quote! Fully insured, references available. The Service Team, routes 512 and 33 (487 E. Moorestown Road) in Wind Gap. Installation experts for roofing, siding, kitchens and baths, decks, insulation, flooring, etc. Open daily. Phone (610) 377-8400. COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, Jack Frost Entrance, and Route 903 in Albrightsville! Investment and commercial properties, lots, acreage, primary and vacation home sales; 700+ rental homes! Experienced, knowledgeable staff. Call 1-800-4443721 and see www.prr1.com. HOME FURNISHINGS Antiques and Furnishings, see Museums, Galleries, & Antiquity and Shopping Around. Teeter’s Furniture, 327 Main Avenue, Hawley. Featuring fine furniture, bedding, carpet, and more for a beautiful home. Call (570) 226-3112; see www.teetersfurniture.com.

BUILDING SUPPLIES Gumble Brothers, Inc., with 2 locations! In Paupack, call (570) 226-4531; in Newfoundland, call (570) 676-3304. Visit www.gumblebrothers.com. HOME EQUIPMENT RENTALS Gumble Brothers Ace Rental Center, Route 191, Newfoundland. Renting lawn and garden equipment, household and contractor tools. A Bobcat with various attachments is also available. Call (570) 676-3304. See www.gumblebrothers.com. CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Pocono Tile Works, expert custom tile design and installation. Marble also a specialty. See genuine examples of their beautiful work at www.poconotileworks.com, or call (570) 460-6439 for a free quote! Fully insured, excellent references. The Service Team, routes 512 and 33 (487 E. Moorestown Road) in Wind Gap. Installation experts for roofing, siding, kitchens and baths, decks, insulation, flooring. Open daily. Ph: (610) 377-8400.

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Creek area. Optional lunch at Wendy’s afterwards. Contact hike leader Rosemary Huebner at (570) 588-3201 for directions. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all individuals interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact today’s hike leader or check out www.poconooutdoorclub.org. March 26 – Join the Northeast PA Audubon Society for Backyard Butterflies at 2:00pm at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce building, 32 Commercial Street in Honesdale. This fast-paced, humorous program by awardwinning butterfly expert Rick Mikula will show you how to attract and nurture butterflies at home. Call the NEPA Audubon Society office in Honesdale at (570) 253-9250 for more information. Visit their websites at www.nepaaudubonsociety.org and www.audubon.org. March 26 – The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is inviting all past, present, or interested volunteers to a free Brunch and Open House at the conservancy office on River Street in Hawley. The event will be held from 10:00am until 1:00pm and will showcase the work that the Conservancy does throughout the year. In attendance will be volunteer representatives from various divisions of the Conservancy, such as Land Protection Committee, Outreach & Development, Board of Directors, Monitoring, Event Coordination, Administrative and others. The Brunch and Open House are free however registration is required by March 18. To register, call the Delaware Highlands Conservancy office at (570) 226-3164. www.delawarehighlands.org March 26 – Nescopeck State Park is offering the Basic Boating Course from 9:00am to 5:00pm today. Provided by the PA Fish & Boat Commission, the Basic Boating

Course is designed to supply boaters with practical information to make better informed decisions on the water. Instructors will provide students with information in a classroom setting to help them reduce the risk of injury and conflict on the water. Students who successfully complete the course may apply for a Boating Safety Education Certificate for a $10 fee. The certificate is required of all operators of personal watercraft (PWCs) or anyone born on or after January 1, 1982 who operate a motorboat of more than 25 horsepower. More information about this course and boating safety can be found by visiting the PA Fish & Boat Commission’s website at www.fishandboat.com. Registration is required for this course through the PA Fish & Boat Commission. Contact WCO Aaron Luppacchini at (570) 406-4041 to register. The number at the Nescopeck State Park office is (570) 403-2006; visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. March 26 – PPL Community Affairs Specialist Alana Roberts will lead a March into Spring Hike from 4:00 to 5:30pm at PPL Corporation’s Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, located on the shores of the Delaware River in Bangor. Welcome spring with a walk through the woods to look for signs of the natural world awakening from the long winter doldrums. Migrating birds and mating amphibians are just some of the many busy creatures you may catch a glimpse of. You might also spot some of the first wildflowers to peek out from the chilly soil. Meet at the Cedars Pavilion parking lot on Depue Ferry Road at 4:00pm to begin this scenic hike on the new Martins Creek Interpretative Trail. Spring weather can be very unpredictable, so be sure to dress appropriately. Waterproof footwear is strongly recommended. Registration is required for this free hike. For more information or to register, call PPL at (570) 542-2886 or send an email to pplpreserves@pplweb.com. The Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, in conjunction with

PPL’s Martins Creek and Lower Mount Bethel Energy power plants, offers 215 acres of woodland and meadows for hiking and exploring. Directions are available at www.pplpreserves.com. March 26 – Just in time for spring planting, the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry will host Plan Your Garden Day from 1:00 until 3:00pm. Join this discussion on spring gardening. Learn how, what and when to plant. This is a great forum for sharing experiences and learning some tips! The cost to attend is $5. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information or to register for Plan Your Garden Day, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 or log on to www.peec.org. March 26 – The Lackawanna College Environmental Institute near Moscow presents Art in Nature: Making Beeswax Candles. Join artist Sally Robertson from 9:00am until noon for an all-natural candle making workshop. Pure beeswax candles have a natural sweet fragrance, burn longer and are free of the harmful chemicals and toxins found in most store-bought candles. Participants will learn several techniques including tapering and sand casting. Classes are $15 per person and all materials will be provided; pre-registration with payment is required. The Lackawanna College Environmental Institute is housed on the beautiful 42-acre Moffat Estate, located on Route 435 just outside of Moscow (across from AJ Chevrolet). To register, contact the institute at (570) 842-1506 or log on to www.lackawanna.edu/ environmentalinstitute.


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* This special offer is only available in advance through the Pocono Lions Club * Camelback Mountain Resort will donate 1/2 the proceeds from each Ticket sold to the Club.

For your Open-to-Close Snowtubing Tickets, mail your check or money order for $20.00 made out to “Pocono Lions Club” to PO Box 899, Pocono Pines PA 18350. You may also contact Lion Doug Klem at (570) 643-2052, Lion Ira Miller at (570) 3555350, Lion Joe Miller at (570) 646-2332 or Lion Richard Whiteford at (570) 646-6643. Lions International’s 45,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make it the world’s largest service club organization. Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Since 1950 the Pocono Lions Club’s fundraisers have supported charitable causes. All revenues realized from this event will be used to benefit local emergency services, scholarships for area students, and local support groups.


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