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Amazon Art Studio Opens in Pocono Pines Introducing the Pocono Mountains’ newest creative space: Amazon Art Studio! Located along Route 940 in Pocono Pines, Amazon Art Studio provides a variety of artistic services to residents and visitors in the Pocono Mountains. The mixed-media studio offers art classes for all ages and skill levels, weekly art socials, private art parties, photography and digitization services, and monthly gallery shows. Creative Director Jennifer Amazon leads on-site art classes, canvas painting parties, “drink and draw” events and summer youth programs. Experienced in hosting art events and after-school programs across the Poconos, Amazon is supported in her new venture by partners Matthew Ferro, Media Specialist and Krista Pastecchi, Operations Director. Amazon Art Studio Paint Party Ferro and Pastecchi team up to provide photography services including headshots, family portraits, photo booth services, wedding and engagement photos, event photography and more. The studio’s video and photo restoration services give new life to film slides, negatives, prints and recordings. All are welcome to explore the Amazon Art Studio during a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, March 29. Open to the public from noon to 8 p.m., the event will include a canvas painting party, an art exhibition featuring artwork created by the Amazon team, raffles, a make-and-take project for kids, a photo booth, and complimentary refreshments. Pre-registration is required for certain events. Call (570) 643-0779 for reservations. Amazon Art Studio is located at 1898 Route 940, 1st Floor, Pocono Pines. For additional information, visit www. amazonartstudio.com. See page 31 for more information.

Come meet the area’s finest wedding professionals. Enjoy cake samples, centerpiece ideas, and even makeovers. PLUS there will be tons of prizes and giveaways!


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83 YEARS OF PUBLICATION

March 22, 2014

29 issues published annually with a controlled complimentary distribution through resorts, hotels, motels, cottage colonies, information centers & travel bureaus, places of interest, realtors, and developers.

Cover Photo: Camelback Mountain Resort

Edwin R. Miller, II Publisher

Amazon Art Studio opens in Pocono Pines....................................................2 St. Patty’s Parade marches on in Stroudsburg................................................6 News from Clymer Library...............................................................................7 Spring Specials at Mountain View Vineyard.................................................10 Shawnee Gallery presents Victorian Tea.......................................................11 Don’t miss March Mountain Madness!.........................................................13 Spring Shows hit the stage at Shawnee Playhouse.......................................14 Winding Trails and Waterways at PEEC.........................................................23 HATT heads to Arlington National Cemetery...............................................26 Spring Birding in the Poconos........................................................................30

COMING EVENTs..................... 4

Aimee L. Kohler Editor

Aaron G. Imbt Art Director & Webmaster

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DINING................................. 24

Points oF Interest.............. 22

Edwin R. Miller, II Publisher

ENTERTAINMENT.................... 14

Professionals & Services.... 28

Galleries & Museums........... 15

Shopping............................. 8

Lodging.............................. 27

SPORTS................................ 18

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Saturday, March 22: Pond Skimming, Camelback Mountain Resort, Camelback Road,

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Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.skicamelback.com. 1 to 3 p.m. Watch as daring athletes race down the Sunbowl slope and glide over a shallow pond! See website for registration details. Saturday, March 22: Feeder Fidelity, Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Join Environmental Educator Darryl Speicher as he bands birds at Kettle Creek’s feeders and explains what experts are learning about feeder fidelity. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12; EE Center members attend free of charge. Call to register. Saturday, March 22: Woodcock Dance, Varden Conservation Area, Tannery Access, (570) 2532364, www.nepaaudubon.org/ events/. 6:30 p.m. Learn about the amazing American Woodcock and its dramatic nuptial flight, and then migrate to the “dance floor” for an interactive program. Admission is free. See website for details. Saturday and Sunday, March 22 & 23: Parking Lot Party, Lot 8, Camelback Mountain

Resort, Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www. skicamelback.com. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park, party and watch the action during Pond Skimming on Saturday and the Cardboard Box Derby on Sunday. Featuring great food, entertainment and more fun for all, this end-of-season event is not to be missed! See website for details. Sunday, March 23: Cardboard Box Derby, Camelback Mountain Resort, Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www. skicamelback.com. 1 to 3 p.m. This entertaining annual event features creatively constructed cardboard sleds, friendly competition and lots of laughs. See website for details. Sunday, March 23: The 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Main Street, Stroudsburg, www. poconoirishparade.org. 1:30 p.m. The Pocono Irish-American Club presents this St. Patrick’s Day spectacle. The procession covers a distance of approximately two miles, beginning in the Borough of Stroudsburg and ending in East Stroudsburg. When you go: Look for Parade Day specials at downtown destinations. Sunday, March 23: Spring Bridal Show, Split Rock Resort,

Patty’s Parade Marches On in the Poconos St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but the festive fun marches on in Downtown Stroudsburg! The 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set to take place on Sunday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m. A presentation of the Pocono Irish American Club, this spirited celebration is among the premier parades in Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas. Gather the whole family and join the merriment on Main Street! See talented musicians and dancers, local organizations and fantastic floats as they wind through the Boroughs of Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg! The procession covers a distance of approximately two miles, beginning at the Stroudsburg High School and ending in East Stroudsburg. Many local shops and eateries will offer specials and entertainment in conjunction with the parade. A true celebration of culture and community, this event is not to be missed! Visit www.poconoirishparade.org for more information.


7 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (888) 802-2348 ext. 855, www. splitrockresort.com. 1 to 4 p.m. Meet the area’s finest wedding professionals! Enjoy cake samples, displays, makeovers, giveaways and more! Register online or e-mail kristen.rock@splitrockresort for more information. Sunday, March 23: The Carbon Model Railroad Society’s Spring Train Meet, Palmerton Area High School Gymnasium, Fireline Road, Palmerton, (610) 826-6636, info@ cmrs.info, www.cmrs.info. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buy and sell model and toy trains in all gauges, books and railroadiana, private collections,

operating layouts and more! Refreshments and door prizes. Free parking. Admission: $3; children 12 and under enter free with paying adult.

$3 for children under 12; EE Center members will be admitted free of charge. Call to register.

Tuesday, March 25: Woodcock Watch, Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org. 6:30 p.m. Join Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman for an exciting 90-minute program! Events begin with a brief classroom presentation and wrapup with a trip to the Tannersville Bog. Admission is $5 for adults and

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News from Clymer Library

Tail Wagging Tutors Program

Meet Charlie and his owner Carl! Charlie is a two-year-old German Shepherd Dog and he’s as sweet as can be! Along with Therapy Dogs International, Charlie has been working for Clymer Library’s Tail Wagging Tutors Program for several months. Charlie helps children and adults with learning disabilities, as well as those who have trouble or would like to become more comfortable reading out loud. Charlie is an AKC K-9 Good Citizen, and has been certified in obedience by the PA Police K-9 Association. If you or someone you know would like to make an appointment to read to Charlie, contact Melissa at (570) 646-0826. Brown Bag Book Club Join Clymer Library’s Brown Bag Book Club! The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. On Wednesday, March 26, Brown Bag members will discuss The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Clymer Library Trip Clymer Library is hosting a trip to the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, New York on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Participants will tour the Institute and then enjoy a three-course lunch at the American Bounty Restaurant. The cost to attend is $75 per person. Reservations are required by May 15, 2014. Call (570) 646-0826 for details. Clymer Library is located on Firehouse Road in Pocono Pines. For information about these and other upcoming events, call (570) 646-0826 or visit www. clymerlibrary.org.

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Information subject to change. A Taste of Antiques 4 U, Liberty Plaza, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 355-5955, antiquesVA.wix. com/Antiques. See history and memories from years gone by! Local and out-of-state deliveries. American Candle, Route 611, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3388, american-candle.com. “More than just great candles”—candy,

women’s accessories, jewelry, collectibles, home décor, gifts and more! Backroads Antiques, 3424 Rt. 715, Henryville, (570) 872-9990, backroadsantiquespa.com. “From the rare to the collectable, from primitive furniture to vintage glassware and everything inbetween, uncover and discover what you think is extinct!”

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Lake, (570) 262-9092, closetcases. net. High-end consignment boutique offering fine women’s apparel, accessories and artisan creations. Cooks Tour, Route 390, Mountainhome, (570) 5950370, cookstournepa.com. Wide selection of popular cookware and unique kitchen gadgets. Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road (Route 209), Lehighton, (610) 377-5050, countryjunction.com. “World’s Largest General Store.” Home and garden accents, giftware, wines, antiques, pet supplies, seasonal goods and novelties. Country Kettle, Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 4218970, country-kettle.com. A sweet Pocono shopping destination housing 250 barrels of candy plus fine collectibles, home décor, jewelry and more! Daley Chocolates & Supplies, Route 940, Pocono Summit, (570) 839-1092, daleychocolates@ yahoo.com. The “Sweetest Spot in the Poconos!” Gourmet chocolate, candies, gift baskets and more! Dutch’s Shur Save, 1564 Route 507, Greentown, (570) 676-3373. A complete supermarket with convenience, variety and great service. The Glass Hat Antiques, Route 191 in Hamlin, (570) 689-4060, wpsada.com. Featuring two floors filled with glassware, antique oak and country furniture, collectibles, estate jewelry, pottery, kitchenware, Depression glass and more. Open daily. Holley Ross Pottery, Route 191, La Anna, (570) 676-3248, holleyross.com. Pottery showroom, gift shop and studio producing original works including Weeping Gold Pottery. Large selections of Fiestaware, Polish Pottery and Romertopf Healthy Bakeware at great prices. House of Candles, Route 715, Henryville, (570) 629-1953, houseofcandles.com. See candles


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remodeling, window coverings and more. Custom installation and free estimates.

Hutton Metalcrafts, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 972-6331, copperlamps.com. Unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns and sculptures, fine pewter Christmas ornaments. Oil paintings on glass.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, WilkesBarre, (888) 946-4672, mohegansunpocono.com. A must-visit Pocono destination offering great shopping, dining and entertainment. Specialty shops include Ruby Blue, Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop and Marshall Rousso.

Kristina’s Creations, Pocono Peddlers Village, Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 369-5335. Wildlife collections, stained glass, candle holders and incense burners, wood carvings, local artwork and custom tie-dye.

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boutique winery offering distinctive wine tastings, unique gift items and seasonal tours of the picturesque mountainside vineyard and new Mountain View Distillery. Ages 21+ only. Pocono Bazaar Flea Market, Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 223-8640, poconobazaar.com. Hundreds of vendors offering thousands of products. Open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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The Quiet Man Bookshop, 1233 Route 390, Mountainhome, (570) 223-3565. New and used books and gift items. Open Thursday through Monday. Second Story High-End Thrift, Pocono Vendors Marketplace, 1845 West Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 420-9948. Find unique treasures at this high-end thrift boutique! Shop stunning designer apparel, accessories, shoes, bags, distinctive furniture, artwork and more!

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This spring, welcome your weekends with wonderful wine and spirits at Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Distillery! The family-owned and operated boutique winery will feature a variety of tempting treats and specials for spring. On Fridays, wind down from the workweek during Friday Happy Hour at Mountain View Vineyard! Sample a signature cocktail made with Mountain View Distillery spirits, or enjoy $1 off your wine or cocktail by the glass! Complimentary snacks will be available. Events take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy fabulous food pairings for March on the Mountain! This marvelous March promotion highlights a different dish every weekend. On March 22 and 23, savor pulled pork smothered in Robert Rothschild Anna Mae’s Smokey-Sweet Barbecue Sauce! On March 29 and 30, taste turkey meatballs dressed with Robert Rothschild Harvest Apple Maple Sauce, and indulge in a housemade Harvest Apple Sangria! Pairings, $8, are available from 1 to 5 p.m. each weekend. Don’t forget to tour the Mountain View Distillery during your visit! Free Distillery Tours are offered at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Distillery is located at 5866 Neola Road in Stroudsburg. Winter hours (Friday through Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m.) are in effect through April 30. The destination’s annual Easter Cork Hunt is set for Saturday, April 12. All Mountain View Vineyard events are restricted to guests age 21 and older. For event details and additional information, visit www.mountainviewvineyard.com or call (570) 619-0053.


11 Starting Gate Action Sports, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 5884807, startinggateonline.com. Find great gear from top-selling brands including Burton, Salomon, K2, Volcom, O’Neill, The North Face and others. Equipment rentals and services available. Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store, Route 390, Cresco, (570) 5952501, theobprice.com. Crafts, gourmet coffee, animal feed, folk art, hardware, lumber and building materials. The Village Crafter’s Gallery, 2822 Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 620-0039, thevillagecraftersgallery.com. A country store and so much more! This three-story shopping destination features the work of over 30 local craftsmen. Find country décor, jewelry, pottery, florals, furniture, music and unique gift items.

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Shawnee Gallery Hosts Victorian Tea You are cordially invited to the Shawnee Gallery for its celebrated Victorian Tea! The enchanting occasion is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 12. Don your own fancy hat or borrow one for the day! Events begin with a Social Hour at 1 p.m. Guests will be treated to a delightful assortment of teas, scones and finger sandwiches as experts entertain throughout the afternoon. There will be a lovely lecture on Victorian culture in addition to a presentation on mid-nineteenth century jewelry by specialist Robin Stokes. Stokes’ personal collection of antique accessories will be on display for all to observe. Seating at this year’s Victorian Tea is available by reservation only. Admission is $20 per person. For additional information, call (570) 420-9404 or visit www.shawneegallery.com. The Shawnee Gallery is located at 114 Worthington Avenue in Shawnee-on-Delaware.


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Wednesday, March 26: Brown Bag Book Club Meeting, Clymer Library, Firehouse Road, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-0826. 12:30 p.m. Members will discuss The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Call for membership information. Wednesday, March 26 through Friday, April 18: Art Association All-University Juried Student Art Exhibit, The Madelon Powers Gallery at East Stroudsburg University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, East Stroudsburg, (570) 422-3483, esuarts@esu.edu. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Open to the public at no cost. Artists’ Reception Wednesday, March 26: 4 to 6 p.m. Call for details. Thursday, March 27: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Children’s Book Field, Eastern Monroe Public Library’s Edinger Community Room, 9th Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-0800 ext. 305. 6:30 to 8 p.m. You’re invited to a Q&A session with five professionals in the children’s book field! This event is perfect for anyone who is interested in writing for youth and would like to know where to start. Topics will include market trends, publishers, submission guidelines and more! Call for details.

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Friday, March 28: Comedy Night, Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-7355 ext. 2, www.ehrhardts. com. 9 p.m. Don’t miss the final Comedy Night of the season! Host Ron Kelly presents featured comic Sean Morton and headliner Jimmy Graham. Tickets are $15 at the door, or $10 for those who dine in Ehrhardt’s Restaurant before the show. A cash bar and “Munchie Menu” will be available. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call for reservations. Friday, March 28: Rick Springfield: Stripped Down, The Sherman Theater, Main Street, Stroudsburg, www.shermantheater.com. 8 p.m. Tickets: $45/$35. Concert follows the Theater’s 80s Fundraising Party, which begins at 5 p.m. See website for details. Saturday, March 29: Math in Nature: Oh, Deer!, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec. org. 1 to 3 p.m. This fun, hands-on math program includes games and outdoor activities. Recommended for 7-12th grade students. Cost: $5. Call for details. Saturday, March 29: Grand Opening Celebration, Amazon Art Studio, 1898 Route 940, 1st Floor, Pocono Pines, (570) 643-0779, www.amazonartstudio.com. Noon to 8 p.m. Get to know the Amazon Art Studio! This Grand Opening event will include a canvas painting party, an art exhibition featuring artwork created by the Amazon team, raffles, a make-and-take project for kids, a photo booth and complimentary refreshments. Preregistration is required for certain events. Call for reservations. Thursday and Friday, April 3 & 4: A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer, East Stroudsburg University’s Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts, East Stroudsburg, (570) 422-3697. Sponsored by the Feminist Alliance. Call for admission rates and information. Saturday, April 5: Volunteer Trail Day, Lackawanna College Environmental Institute


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Slide into spring at Camelback Mountain Resort! March Mountain Madness brings exciting end-of-season events to the slopes on Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23. On Saturday, start the day early and secure your spot for the Parking Lot Party! Reserved tailgating spaces open at 7 a.m. and entertainment begins at 10:30. Tailgate themes and cuisine will be judged at noon. Winners will be announced by 1 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., make your way to the Sunbowl Slope for the annual Pond Skimming Competition! This zany challenge features costumed competitors and lots of laughs—it’s a spectacle you won’t want to miss! Skiers and snowboarders age 16 and older will race down the hill and surf over a shallow pond at the bottom. There will be prizes for the most original method, best dismount and best in show. After the action, the party continues with a performance by the Maybabies at 5 p.m. On Sunday, head back to the mountain for another full day of fun! Parking spots re-open at 7 a.m. and a DJ starts spinning tunes at noon. Camelback’s Cardboard Box Derby takes place on the Sunbowl Slope at 1 p.m. Catch a glimpse of the action as teams hit the hill in creatively constructed cardboard chariots! With materials restricted to cardboard, tape, paint, paper and glue, the competition will surely showcase silly sleds and dramatic wipeouts! Vehicles will be judged for the best time, best dismount and best theme. CBK Mountain Adventures’ 4000’ Zip Flyer, Twin Zip Lines and Mountain Coaster are scheduled to be open during the March Mountain Madness Weekend. Hours of operation are weather dependent and to be announced. Both the Pond Skimming Competition and the Cardboard Box Derby are free of charge. Some restrictions apply. Tailgating spaces are available by reservation only; $10 registration fee benefits select dog rescue organizations of Monroe County. For event details and additional information, visit www. skicamelback.com/parking-lot-party.aspx or call (570) 629-1661. Camelback Mountain Resort is located on Camelback Road in Tannersville.

Coming Events (LCEI), 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township, (570) 8421506, www.lackawanna.edu/ EnvironmentalEducation. 9 a.m. to noon. Springtime is the perfect time to enjoy fresh air while participating in a day of trailblazing and maintenance on LCEI’s new 211-acre property. Projects include pruning, constructing new trails and marking existing trails. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. All are welcome; preregistration is suggested. Call for more information.

(570) 403-2006. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. What’s a fish print? Head to Nescopeck State Park to find out! Park staff will have a variety of free activities available in the park office to accompany the PA Fish & Boat Commission’s Mentored Youth Fishing Day taking place at Lake Frances. Free loaner poles and tackle will also be available to borrow. Participants will need to supply their own bait. To participate in youth fishing day, youth anglers must possess a free Mentored Youth fishing permit and be accompanied by a licensed adult. For more information on Mentored Youth Fishing Day, visit www.GoneFishingPa.com.

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(PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec. org. 1 to 3 p.m. All are welcome to join the fun and set out in search of splendid springtime sights. Van transportation is available by reservation. Participants should dress in warm layers, wear sturdy footwear and bring a camera. Admission is $12 per person. For reservations and additional information, call (570) 828-2319. Saturday, April 5: Eggs, Rabbits and Trees: A Pennsylvania-German Easter, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. This interactive program explores the roots of modern American Easter. Learn (Continued on Page 20)


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Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, www. barleycreek.com. Great food, beer and live entertainment. Free brewery tours and beer tastings every day at 12:30 p.m. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, www.ehrhardts.com. Live music on Fridays. Pub-OLympics every Thursday night. March 21: 30 Pack Lite. March 28: Comedy Night. Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, (570) 588-8077, www. silkmillharmony.com. Performances in the beautiful, newly renovated Boiler Room venue. March 22: The Nat Osborn Band.

March 29: Red Tail Ring. April 5: The Gold Magnolias. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, WilkesBarre, (570) 831-2100, www. mohegansunpocono.com. Live music, exciting nightlife, great gaming promotions and much more! March 28-30: Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. Robert Christian’s Restaurant, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-0433, www. RobertChristiansPA.com. Charming Pocono eatery offering daily specials and live entertainment. The Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Road, Shawnee-onDelaware, (570) 421-5093, www. theshawneeplayhouse.com. Affordable world-class theater

presenting classical and new plays, musicals, operas, concerts and Shakespeare. Now through March 28: S.O.P.S. Readings. Now through March 23: The Irish and How They Got That Way. March 28 through April 13: The Deuce Revisited. The Sherman Theater, 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 4202808, www.shermantheater.com. Built in the 1920s, the recently renovated Sherman Theater is equipped to present many of today’s biggest shows. March 26: Switchfoot. March 28: Rick Springfield. April 4: Buckcherry. Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant and Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-2377, www.breakfastking.com. Daily specials. Live entertainment on select dates.

Shawnee Playhouse presents Spring Shows Still trying to kick your cabin fever? Step out and see a show in the Poconos! The historic Shawnee Playhouse offers an array of exciting entertainment options in April. World Premier Musical The Deuce Revisited is the first-ever winner in the Shawnee Original Playwright Series (S.O.P.S.) Musical Category. Written by Philip L. Barr and Robert Miller Cooper, the “Deuce” refers to New York’s 42nd Street before the neon lights and tourists. This musical romp down the “seedy side of the street” is recommended for mature audiences only. Catch The Deuce Revisited at 2 p.m. on April 4, 6, 11 and 13, or see it at 8 p.m. on April 5 and 12. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. For an outing the whole family will enjoy, see Alice in Wonderland...The Ballet! This twist on a timeless classic presents a unique opportunity to introduce children to the beauty of ballet. Audience members of all ages will enjoy seeing familiar characters come to life on stage! All seats are just $10. Show times are 2 p.m. on April 5 and 12, and 7 p.m. on April 4 and 11. Immortalized on stage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Alice in Keller. The touching drama portrays the volatile Wonderland... relationship between the lonely teacher and The Ballet! her charge. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the expression of a single word: “water.” Performances are scheduled at 2 p.m. on April 18, 25 and 27, and at 8 p.m. on April 19 and 26. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children 12 and under. Prices do not reflect ticketing fees.

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Galleries & Museums Information subject to change. Amazon Art Studio, 1898 Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 6430779, amazonartstudio.com. Providing a range of art classes, socials and services in the Poconos. Photography and digitization services. Monthly gallery shows. ARTSPACE Gallery, 18 North 7th Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, poconoarts.org. Fine art gallery administered by the PoconoArts council. Coolbaugh Township Historical Association Museum, Route 611, Tobyhanna, (570) 894-4207, coolbaughtwp.org. Military pieces, ice harvesting tools and artifacts, and early photos in the Wills Mansion. Cresco Station Museum, Sand Spring Road, (Cresco Railroad Depot), (570) 595-6157, barretthistory.org. Antiques, war memorabilia, displays and artifacts. Eckley Miners’ Village, 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly, (570) 6362070, eckleyminersvillagemuseum. com. Former anthracite mining community now a living museum. Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, (570) 296-9630, greytowers.org. Ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot. Chateauesque mansion and grounds open seasonally and for special programs. Morgan Gallery, 409 Route 940 Blakeslee, (570) 646-5333, morgangalleryonline.com. “The oldest art gallery in the Poconos.�

Featuring original art by local artists. Pocono Indian Museum & Gift Shop, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-9338; poconoindianmuseum. com. Artifacts and crafts of Delaware River Native Americans. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Quiet Valley Road Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, quietvalley.org. An authentic Pennsylvania German farmstead open seasonally and for special events. Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour & Ice Harvest Museum, Route 590, Lakeville, (570) 2266246, sculptediceworks.com. The Poconos’ Coolest Attraction! Open year-round. Shawnee Gallery, 114 Worthington Avenue, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 420-9404, shawneegallery. com. Fine arts studio, museum and store featuring local art and crafts. The Sherman Theater’s Living Room Art Gallery, Main

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Information subject to change. BOWLING Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (800) 2557625, splitrockresort.com. Public alley featuring eight bowling lanes, glowing pins, automated scoring and a state-of-the-art sound system. CLIMBING CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, cbkmountainadventures.com. Swing, ride and glide through the treetops on zip lines, adventure courses and other amazing attractions!

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Pocono TreeVentures, Bushkill, (800) 446-0231, poconotreeventures.com. Five courses with 66 elements plus dual racing zip lines. Adventures for beginner to expert climbers. HORSEBACK RIDING Paradise Riding Stables, Route 611, Mount Pocono, (570) 839-8340, PoconoHorses.com. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors on horseback! Guided trail rides are offered during every season, seven days a week. Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Yearround trail rides. “Stay and Ride” packages available.

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KART RACING S&S Speedways Indoor GoKarts, 2727 Hamilton East, Stroudsburg, (7062 Route 209), (570) 420-5500; SSSpeedways. com. Simulating dirt, S&S offers side-by-side racing that is fun and challenging for the novice and the racing enthusiast alike! Video games, pool table, and snack bar with full view of racing. MOUNTAIN COASTERS CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, cbkmountainadventures.com. Pennsylvania’s only Mountain Coaster. Open weekends and holidays through the winter season. PAINTBALL Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Resort guests receive discounts for Destination Earth Pocono Paintball. Wooded park and obstacle courses open year round. All equipment provided. SKI AREAS Big Boulder Ski Area, South Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (570) 4438425, jfbb.com. 15 slopes, eight lifts and five terrain parks plus snowtubing. Camelback Mountain Resort, Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, skicamelback. com. 166 skiable acres with 34 trails all lighted for night skiing. 16 lifts and the biggest snowtubing park in the USA!

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Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area, Jack Frost Mountain Road, Blakeslee, (570) 443-8425, jfbb.com. 21 slopes, nine lifts and two terrain parks plus snowtubing. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee-onDelaware, (570) 421- 7231, shawneemt.com. Family and beginner-friendly ski mountain boasting 23 trails, two terrain parks and the Pocono Plunge snowtubing park. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain, Karl Hope Blvd,


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Blakeslee Sport Shop, Route 115, Blakeslee, (570) 646-2670. Find hunting and archery equipment, fishing supplies, locally tied flies, ammunition, maps and more at this family-owned sport shop! Hunter’s Gallery, Routes 590 & 348, Hamlin, (570) 689-7898, huntersgallery.com. Hunting and fishing equipment, archery supplies, apparel and more. Open daily.

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TRAIN STATIONS Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200, nps.gov/ stea. Museums, excursions, exhibits and more! Tobyhanna Train Station & Museum, Route 423 in Tobyhanna, (570) 894-3338. Open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Recently restored station now serves as a railroad museum. TROLLEY RIDES Water Gap Trolley, 129 Main Street (Route 611S), Delaware Water Gap, (570) 476-9766, watergaptrolley.com. Authentically styled all-weather trolleys tour historic Delaware Water Gap and stop at points of interest. On-site miniature golf, scenic picnic area, pavilion and gift shop.

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how to dye eggs the old-fashioned way, make and eat a fastnacht and more! Admission is $7 or $5 for members. Seating is limited. Call to reserve a spot. Saturday, April 5: Tumblin’ Timberdoodles, Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums, (570) 403-2006. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The American Woodcocks are back and singing at the park! Don’t miss seeing - and hearing these incredible birds take to the sky in what Aldo Leopold referred to as the “Sky Dance.” This free program takes place both inside and outdoors; participants are advised to dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required. Call for details.

Saturday, April 5: Hawley Public Library’s Annual Booklovers’ Ball, Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, on Lake Wallenpaupack, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 2264620. 6 p.m. Enjoy a cash bar, international buffet, and music by Jeannette Hinton of JAM Music Productions. Tickets are $45 per person or $75 per couple. Call for reservations. Sunday, April 6: Model Train Show and Sale, The Hawley Fire House, Columbus Avenue, Hawley, (570) 226-3206, hawleyfd@ptd.net. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $3; children 12 and under enter free with paying adult. Proceeds benefit the Hawley Fire House. Tuesday, April 8: Jazz Improvisation, PoconoArts Cultural Center, Seventh Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-

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Information subject to change. COUNTRY JUNCTION on Interchange Road (Route 209) in Lehighton is “The World’s Largest General Store!” Follow the Yellow Brick Road toward everything and anything you need to make your house a home! Gather the whole family and spend the day at this sprawling Pocono landmark! You’ll find amazing home accents, great giftware, charming antiques, wines, snacks, novelties and more! Grab a bite to eat, meet adorable animals, shop for seasonal decorations and plan your next party! Country Junction is fun for everyone! The pet-friendly destination is open 7 days a week. Call (610) 377-5050 or visit www. countryjunction.com for details.

COUNTRY KETTLE on Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek offers a tempting variety of mouthwatering delights, as well as great gifts for giving or keeping. This factory gift outlet and large shopping destination overflows with knick-knacks, jewelry and gadgets. You’ll find coffees, teas, specialty foods and chocolates; browse tempting varieties of jams, jellies, and fudge; and buy from 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 and visit 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 1,000! The site was abandoned with the advent of strip mining; the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission transformed the 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 museum any day! Call (570) 636-2070 or log on to www. eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com to learn more.

HOLLEY ROSS POTTERY on Route 191 in LaAnna is a charming Pocono shopping destination. Many lines of pottery, glassware, gifts, sculpture, and other goods are available to admire and purchase. Shop for Fiesta dinnerware, stoneware, planters, décor, suncatchers, Weeping Gold and Polish pottery. Find a whimsical figurine or birdbath for your garden! After your shopping session, check out the cable bridge, lovely forest with well-maintained trails, and woodland lake with picnic area. Winter hours by chance or by appointment. Call (570) 676-3248 or visit www.holleyross.com today! HOUSE OF CANDLES on scenic Route 715 between Tannersville

and Henryville is “The Oldest Candle Shop of the Poconos:” A factory shopping destination with free candle making demonstrations Monday through Saturday. Order a custom handcarved candle, browse thousands of candles in hundreds of scents, and enjoy the shop’s free farmyard zoo! House of Candles is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in and dip your own wax hand! Call (570) 629-1953 and check out www. houseofcandles.com.

HUTTON METALCRAFTS on Route 940 in Pocono Pines creates an array of unique handcrafted metalworks, copper lanterns, lamps, candle lanterns, fine pewter ornaments and jewelry. One-of-akind copper trees by Tom Hutton 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! Phone (570) 972-6331 or visit www.copperlamps.com. POCONO CHEESECAKE FACTORY on Route 611 in Swiftwater is a truly sweet and fragrant factory where you can see fresh cheesecakes made 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. Special orders are welcome, and seasonal and holiday-themed


23 creations are featured as well. At Pocono Cheesecake Factory, it’s love at first bite! Phone (570) 8396844. www.poconocheesecake. com.

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

things used to be when the station was a bustling business. Enjoy railroading videos, fascinating model train layouts, memorabilia, railroad art exhibits, and souvenirs. Parking and admission are free; donations are graciously accepted. Phone: (570) 894-3338. WATER GAP TROLLEY on Route 611S in Delaware Water Gap showcases scenic mountain vistas and legendary local landmarks during daily excursions. Hop aboard an authentically styled all-weather trolley and relax while trained guides take you back through history and describe points of interest! You’ll learn about natural wonders like the Cold Air Cave, and see landmarks like the Shawnee Church and the Castle Inn! Be sure to bring your camera! You’ll find abundant photo opportunities at scenic overlooks, celebrity homes and historic structures throughout the

route. After your tour, enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the Trolley Depot! Pick up a souvenir at Cody’s Gift Shop; enjoy some ice cream in the scenic picnic area, and challenge yourself to a round of miniature golf on the site’s unique PRO-AM course! Find Water Gap Trolley at 129 Main Street (Route 611S), Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327. For reservations and additional information, call (570) 476-9766 or visit www.watergaptrolley.com.

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Winding Trails and Waterways:

Spring Hiking at PEEC

Temperatures are rising and From the Tumbling Waters Trail the signs of spring are all around. Celebrate the season with an invigorating hike in the Poconos! The four-county region encompasses many scenic parks and public trails perfect for hiking, biking, bird watching and exploring. Situated within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) maintains 12 miles of hiking trails, with six paths of varying distance and difficulty. All trails begin and end on PEEC’s campus and offer unique views of natural phenomena. Walk through lush oak-hickory forests and shady hemlock ravines on PEEC’s Ridgeline Trail! The picturesque path covers a distance of 3.63 miles and offers glimpses of vernal wetlands. Take it easy on the Two Ponds Trail! This white-blazed walking path takes about an hour to navigate, showcasing towering pine plantations and two scenic pond environments along the way. Watch for birds and wildlife as you amble along this flat pathway. PEEC’s Tumbling Waters Trail is a favorite among Pocono hikers. The moderate three-mile course offers stunning views of the Delaware Valley and the Kittatinny Mountains in New Jersey. (Continued on Page 24)


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Information subject to change. Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail & Camelback Rd., Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, barleycreek.com. “Poconos’

original brewpub and restaurant.” Hand-crafted ales and lagers. Free brewery tours and beer tastings every day. The Big A Grillehouse & Tavern, Fox Run Lane, East Stroudsburg, (570) 223-1700, bigagrillehouse. com. Serving authentic Italian and American cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner; brunch on Sundays. The Cook’s Corner Family Restaurant, Route 715,

Henryville, (570) 620-1880. A casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu features homemade soups and daily specials. BYOB. Catering available. Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, Routes 191 & 940, Paradise Valley, (570) 595-7486, (800) 3929400, crescentlodge.com. Fine dining plus cocktail lounge with pub menu. Live piano music on weekends.

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From the Tumbling Waters Trail

At its midpoint, the trail meets a series of switchbacks that lead to breathtaking waterfalls. Winding through hemlock, oak and pine forests, the trail also guides travelers to the serene Pickerel Pond about ten minutes before its end. Spring weather leads to increased water levels at sites throughout the Pocono Mountains. Seek out roaring waterfalls and crystalline cascades with PEEC! The Environmental Education Center will sponsor Spring Waterfalls hikes on Saturdays, April 5 and 19. Both excursions begin at 1 p.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m. All are welcome to join the fun and set out in search of splendid springtime sights. Van transportation is available by reservation. Participants should dress in warm layers, wear sturdy footwear and bring a camera. Admission is $12 per person. For reservations and additional information, call (570) 828-2319 or visit www.peec.org. The Pocono Environmental Education Center is located on Emery Road in Dingmans Ferry. The site’s hiking trails are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, all year long. Trail maps are available outside of PEEC’s Main Building. Directions and details can be found at www.peec.org.


25 Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 2264388, ehrhardts.com. Familyowned and operated. Celebrating 70 years of hospitality on Lake Wallenpaupack. Lakeside restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. Live music on Friday nights. The French Manor Inn and Spa, Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (570) 676-3244, (877) 720-6095, thefrenchmanor.com. Gourmet French cuisine, superb wine list and spectacular mountain views. Four-diamond AAA rating. JR’s Deli, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 643-3354. Gourmet olives, sandwiches, salads, pickles and more. Daily specials and catering for all occasions.

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Mountainhome Diner, 910 Route 390, Mountainhome, (570) 595-

2523. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a welcoming atmosphere. Robert Christian’s Restaurant, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-0433, robertchristianspa. com. “Charming country dining at affordable prices.” Enjoy great steaks, seafood, pasta and more! Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (570) 722-9111, splitrockresort.com. Multiple on-site dining destinations including Bel’lago Ristorante, Benchwarmers Sports Bar, the Galleria Restaurant and others. Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-2377, breakfastking.com. The “Breakfast King,” Jubilee serves delicious breakfast every day. Lunch and dinner menus and daily specials. Great spirits and entertainment in the adjoining Pub in the Pines.

HATT Heads Historical Excursion to Arlington National Cemetery The Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township (HATT) will host a Historical Excursion to Arlington National Cemetery on Monday and Tuesday, May 12 and 13, 2014. From HATT: “In 1864 at age 20, William Henry Christman left his family and the community of Tobyhanna Township to fight for his country in the Civil War. As it was for so many, he died in service, and less than two months after he enlisted, on May 11, 1864. At the same time, a new military cemetery was being established in the Washington, D.C. area: Arlington National Cemetery. On May 13, 1864, Pvt. William Henry Christman of Tobyhanna Township was the first soldier to be buried at this now famous hallowed ground. Since this is the 150th year of Arlington National Cemetery, our nation is honoring this treasure and those who rest there with a month-long national commemoration. The events begin on May 13 with a special wreath-laying ceremony at Pvt. Christman’s gravesite. Dignitaries representing our nation are expected to be in attendance.” The two-day excursion is open to all HATT and community members. The package includes luxury coach transportation, an extensive tour of the Mount Vernon Historic Site, dinner on Monday night, a guided bus tour of Washington D.C. monuments under the lights, a one-night hotel stay, breakfast on Tuesday, the Wreath Ceremony at Pvt. Christman’s grave, a historic tour of Arlington National Cemetery and all gratuities and taxes. The price per person for a double-occupancy hotel room is $245. One, three and four-person room rates are available. Reservations are required by Friday, April 4. For additional information, call (570) 646-7235 or e-mail hatthistory@msn.com. Registration forms and fact sheets are available at www.tobyhannatwphistory.org.


Lodging Information subject to change. Countryside Cottages, 2863 Bartonsville Avenue, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-2131, countrysidecottages.com. Rustic mountain lodging available year round. Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, 5854 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, (570) 595-7486, crescentlodge. com. A classic country inn in the Poconos. World-class service and intimate ambiance in the Inn restaurant.

27 Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 2264388, ehrhardts.com. Lakeside resort with motel rooms, cottages, apartments and suites. Celebrating 70 years of hospitality on Lake Wallenpaupack. Fernwood Resort, 5785 Milford Road, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Luxury villa accommodations and exciting on-site activities. French Manor Inn and Spa, 50 Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090, thefrenchmanor.

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com. A beautiful stone chateau with romantic rooms and suites, an elegant dining room and a fully “green” spa. The Resort at Mountain Springs Lake, Mountain Springs Drive, Reeders, (570) 629-0251, mslresort.com. “An enchanting Pocono resort” offering year-round mountain accommodations. Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (800) 2557625, splitrockresort.com. Villas, cottages, deluxe suites and lodge accommodations. Superb on-site dining, sports and amenities.

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6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn and see how animals of the Poconos use camouflage and mimicry in order to survive. Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality Rick Koval has created a fascinating PowerPoint presentation to illustrate amazing examples of animals using concealment, illusion and impersonation. This fun program is audience interactive and concludes with a “camo-quiz.” All ages welcome; pre-registration is suggested. Admission is $5 per person. Saturday, April 12: Victorian Tea, Shawnee Gallery, Worthington Avenue, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 420-9404, www. shawneegallery.com. 1 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of elegance and

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entertainment at the Shawnee Gallery! Highlights include a social hour, delicate refreshments, and a presentation on mid-nineteenth century jewelry by specialist Robin Stokes. Seating is available by reservation only. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

Saturday, April 12: Easter Cork Hunt, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 6190053, www.mountainviewvineyard. com. Save the date for this beloved annual event! See website for times and details.

Saturday, April 12: Spring Thaw Ice & Wine Festival, Sculpted Ice Works, Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville, (570) 226-6246, www. sculptediceworks.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Sample selections from six Pennsylvania wineries, watch live professional ice-carving competitions, tour the Sculpted Ice Works Factory and Ice Harvest Museum, and enjoy great food, shopping, live music and more! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door; designated drivers enter for $10. Visit www. sculptediceworks.com for more information.

Saturday, April 12: Salamanders, Frogs and More!, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec. org. 1 to 3 p.m. Amphibians are stirring in the woods! Search PEEC’s breeding pools for salamanders, frogs and egg masses. Nets and collection jars will be provided. Cost: $5. Call to register. Ongoing: Mondays through April 7: Wayne County Arts Alliance Monday Night Cinema, Cinema 6, 199 Texas Palmyra Highway, Honesdale, (570) 851-2550, (Continued on Page 28)


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wcaa@waynecountyartsalliance. org. 7 p.m. Program includes a brief introduction, film screening and a discussion. A $6 donation is suggested. Call for information. Ongoing: Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings, Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-9399,  www.barleycreek. com. Free brewery tours are offered every day at 12:30 p.m. See the tanks and mills at the brewpub and learn how great beer is made! Tours are followed by free tastings of assorted Barley Creek

brews. All ages welcome for tours; tastings restricted to participants 21 and older. Group tours available by appointment. Ongoing: Fridays: TGIF Happy Hour, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 6190053, www.mountainviewvineyard. com. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy $1 off a glass of your favorite wine, savor a signature drink, and indulge in complimentary snacks! Featured items vary. Ages 21+ only. See website for details. Ongoing: Saturdays and Sundays: Distillery Tours, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, 5866 Neola Road,

Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053,  www.mountainveiwvineyard.com. Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Distillery is one of only two winery-distilleries in the state! Tour the facilities and see how your favorite spirits are made! Ages 21+ only. Ongoing: Candle Making Demonstrations, House of Candles, Route 715, Henryville, (570) 629-1953, www. houseofcandles.com. See candles made at the Oldest Candle Shop of the Poconos! Dip your own “wax hand” between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. See website for details.


29 4000, hawleyrealty.com. Industrial and commercial real estate brokerage firm providing complete professional services and the largest selection of properties. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., Route 940, Pocono Pines, (800) 537-1479, (570) 646-2222, lakenaomi.com. Specializing in Lake Naomi/Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals. Liberty Homes Custom Builders, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-4600, libertyhomesPA.com. Designing and building awardwinning homes since 1978. Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty, 1578 SR 903, Jim Thorpe, (570) 267-1565; 233 Route 940, Blakeslee, (570) 234-0633, poconomountainlakes.com. Providing professional real estate services to buyers and sellers in the Poconos. Vacation rentals available. SERVICES Blakeslee Animal Clinic, Dr. Andrew J. Church, Veterinarian, Route 115, Blakeslee, (570) 6431084, blakesleevet.com. A fullservice companion animal clinic

providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Blakeslee Garage, Inc., Route 115 North, Blakeslee, (570) 646-2494. Major and minor repairs, state inspections, brakes, tune-ups, front end alignment and tires. Keiper Plumbing Company, 990 Route 940 (Suite 103), Pocono Lake, (570) 646-3222, keiperplumbing@gmail.com. Residential and commercial plumbing services.

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A Marvelous Migration: S pring B irding in the Poconos

Spring weather is making its way back to the Pocono Mountains, and migratory birds are not far behind! According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, spring migration peaks during the months of March, April and May. Birds that reside in the northern hemisphere return home in the spring to take advantage of emerging insect populations, budding plants and abundant nesting locations. Welcome warmer weather and returning birds during environmental education events in March! On Saturday, March 22, all are welcome to attend a Woodcock Dance at the Varden Conservation Area! Participants will learn about the amazing American Woodcock and its dramatic nuptial flight, and then migrate to the “dance floor” to witness the ritual. Events begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call (570) 253-2364 or (570) 676-0567, or visit www.nepaaudubon.org for details. Also on Saturday, March 22, a Feeder Fidelity program at Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) will educate adults and children on the importance of bird-banding. For the past two years, the Pocono Avian Research Center has been involved in a bird-banding project to determine whether or not birds return to the same feeders year after year. Join Environmental Educator Darryl Speicher as he bands birds at Kettle Creek’s feeders and explains what experts are learning about feeder fidelity. This one-hour program begins at 10 a.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12; EE Center members attend free of charge. Call (570) 629-3061 to register, and visit www.mcconservation.org for more information. Timberdoodle, Bogsucker and Big Eye are just a few of the strange nicknames given to the American Woodcock. On Tuesday, March 25, learn about the life history and amazing courtship displays of this fascinating bird during a Woodcock Watch at MCEEC! Join Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman for an exciting 90minute program! Events begin with a brief classroom presentation at 6:30 p.m., and wrap-up with a trip to the Tannersville Bog. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12; EE Center members will be admitted free of charge. Call (570) 629-3061 to register, and visit www.mcconservation.org for more information. Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center is located on Running Valley Road near Bartonsville. Interested in observing birds on your own? The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society maintains an online directory of birding sites, sanctuaries, social groups and resources for public use. Visit www.nepaaudubon. org/birding/ for more information.


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