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SURF THE MOUNTAINS Your Pocono Portal Adventure Sports: www.adventuresport.com 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 Big Brown Fish and Pay Lakes: www.bigbrownfish.com Bushkill Falls: www.visitbushkillfalls.com Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark: www.camelbeach.com CBK Mountain Adventures: www.CBKmountainadventures.com Century 21 Select Pocono Pines: www.C21PoconoPines.com Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park: www.clawsnpaws.com Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern United States: www.concourseast.org Costa’s Family Fun Park: www.costasfamilyfunpark.com 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 Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church Food Festival: www.holycrosspoconos.org Honesdale Festival of the Arts: www.visithonesdalepa.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 Lakeside Country Cottages: www.lakesidecountrycottages.com Land of Make Believe: www.landofmakebelieve.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 Paradise Fishing Preserve: www.paradisetrout.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 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 Tile Works: www.poconotileworks.com Printing Craftsmen, Inc.: www.printingcraftsmeninc.com Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm: www.quietvalley.org Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees: www.swbyankees.com The Settlers Inn: www.thesettlersinn.com Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: www.shawneeinn.com Shawnee Mountain Summer Festivals: 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 Split Rock Resort & Golf Club: www.splitrockresort.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 Water Gap Trolley: www.watergaptrolley.com Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport: www.flyavp.com Woehrle’s Bait Shop: www.woehrlesbaitshop.com


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MAY 21, 2011 Farm Animal Frolic at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm ............................. 4 Celtic Festival comes to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area .....................................5 21st Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern United States ...................................6 MPO Aviation Day benefits Community ...........................................................7 Mountain Laurel Performing Arts Center Concerts .......................................10 May 30th is Fish-for-Free Day ............................................................................12 Introduction to Geocaching at Hickory Run State Park ................................12 Read www.issuu.com/thisweek! ......................................................................14 Honesdale Festival of the Arts Weekend .........................................................26 The Railroads and the Military – An Unbreakable Bond...............................26 Kittatinny Learn to Kayak Days and New Zip Lines ........................................27 East Stroudsburg/Stroudsburg Memorial Day Parade....................................27 Golf the Worthington Open at Shawnee.........................................................27 Take a Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour .........................................................28 Wine Chat with the Wine Chick ........................................................................ 28 Hawley Memorial Day Parade ..........................................................................28 BYOG Day and Gun Sale at Skirmish USA......................................................41 Lehigh River Recreational Dam Release Weekend .........................................41 Come Paint with Me at Grey Towers National Historic Site ..........................47 Art Exhibition at Dutot Museum & Gallery ....................................................47 Wildflower Hike, Family Nature Games, Morning Bird Walk at Nescopeck .. 47 You’re invited to Skytop Lodge! .......................................................................51 1867 Dorflinger Glassworker’s Open House ..................................................51 Golf Specials at Fernwood Hotel & Resort .....................................................51 Delaware Water Gap Community Yard Sale ...................................................53 Pike County Community Expo & Car Show ....................................................53 CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark Opens.......................................................57 Pocono Raceway wins Environmental Excellence Award...............................57 CALENDAR..................................... 8 COMING EVENTS............................ 8 DINING ........................................42 ENTERTAINMENT ...........................22 LODGING .....................................48 MOVIES ........................................23 MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & ANTIQUITY .. 29 POCONO MAP..............................32

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23rd Annual

Farm Animal Frolic

at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm invites you to the 23rd Annual Farm Get up close and personal Animal Frolic on Saturdays and Sundays, May 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th. at Farm Animal Frolic! This is a unique opportunity to see hatching chicks, wiggly baby bunnies, fleecy lambs, and frisky kid goats. Who can resist piglets, with their funny snouts and curly tails? Janie the mule, Sheri and Lori the Belgian work horses, and Bossy the cow will love to see you, too! Attend a free children’s show both days at 1:00pm, play games, try the fish pond and the hay jump, and see sheep shearing demonstrations and a wildlife show. Refreshments are available, and the outdoor brick bake oven will be in operation. Mmmmm! Admission is $8.00/pp; $5.00/ages 3-12; free/ ages 2 and under. Pony and wagon rides will be offered at an extra charge, weather permitting. No smoking or pets are allowed, and the frolic takes place rain or shine. Hours are Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a 19th century educational farmstead located at 1000 Turkey Hill Road, off Business Route 209, just south of Stroudsburg. Costumed guides reenact the life of the original Pennsylvania German family who farmed the site from the 1760s to 1913. Call (570) 992-6161, and see www.quietvalley.org.


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Shawnee Celtic Festival comes to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area!

The 4th annual Shawnee Celtic Festival brings the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles, the Scottish highlands, and the Welsh countryside to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area on Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and 29th! This big event features non-stop Celtic music by headliners from Scotland, the Jersey shore, and Philadelphia on the Main Stage; plus, talented local entertainers in the Irish Pub and outside on the Mountain Stage. Highlights from far and near include a bagpipers’ parade, a fiddlers’ jam, pipes and drums, Scottish and Irish dancers, working sheep dogs, Celtic Wizard magic shows, and an Irish juggler. Special kids’ activities include face painting and a Celtic farm petting zoo! Irish, Scottish, and Welsh craft and gift vendors, Celtic food vendors, a wine tent, and malt beverage stations will enhance the festivities. Shawnee Mountain is on Hollow Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, just off I80 exit 309. The event happens rain or shine, and there is plenty of free on-site parking. Advanced admission tickets are available. Festival hours are 11:00am to 6:00pm both days. For more information about the Shawnee Celtic Festival and local lodging, call (570) 421-7231, and visit www.shawneemt.com.

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On Sunday, May 22nd, a world-class show of fine automobiles, the 21st Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern United States, will be held at Skytop Lodge in Skytop. The mission of the event is to provide a collector car exhibition which attracts public attention and financial support to the lifesaving programs and services of the Burn Prevention Network. The show features vehicles that best exhibit A Celebration of Styling and Design. One of 6 top concours in the country, the show presents 150 cars from Duesenburgs to Packards to Ferraris. Categories include Brass Era, Classic Era, Sports Cars, Competition, Performance Cars, Muscle Cars, Specialty Vehicles, ‘Burning Light - Copper, Brass & Wood Ensemble’ by Peter Maier Pre-War Collector, Post-War Collector, Motorcycles, WoodBodied Cars-Steel-Bodied Stationwagons, Contemporary Supercars, Preservation-Unrestored, and Debut. Catch an exhibit of custom-made hot rods by Rob Ida Concept Cars of New Jersey! The public is invited to attend from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Miss Pennsylvania will assist with trophy presentation. Admission is $25.00/ages 15+; ages 14 and under enter free with a paid admission. Tickets are available at the gate. Free on- and off-site parking with shuttle service is available for this rain-or-shine show. See www.concourseast.org or call (610) 969-3933 for more information. For directions, see www.skytop.com or call Skytop at 1-800-345-7759.

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MPO Aviation Day benefits Community Hike, bike, drive, or fly to the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport (MPO) on Sunday, May 29th for Aviation Day! Activities include a Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast from 8:00am to 1:00pm, and an all-day open house. Numerous displays will feature antique airplanes and aviation items, antique cars, military equipment, and the Pocono Raceway Pace Car. See a parachute tribute to all veterans at 1:30pm! The Young Eagles EAA Program sponsors free airplane rides for children ages 8 to 17, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Hosted by the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport Authority and Moyer Aviation, and sponsored by The Original Baileys Rib & Steakhouse, Smuggler’s Cove, and the Mount Pocono Rotary Club, proceeds benefit worthy community causes. Admission is free and refreshments are available; bring lawn chairs. MPO was named Eastern Region Airport of the Year at the 30th annual FAA Airports Conference! It serves the needs of regional corporate and private aircraft, and is managed by the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport Authority. Ask about heated hangar space, HiTech Helicopters, GW Aviation, and the Airport Flying Club. Find it on Route 611 in Mount Pocono; call (570) 8390258 or (570) 839-7161, and take off at www.mpoairport.com!

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See the ENTERTAINMENT Column on Page 22 for Local Live Entertainment! Now thru November 27 – Bushkill Falls is Open for 107th Tour Season! Bushkill Falls, “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” is centered on eight roaring waterfalls and features miles of nature trails and picnic areas, plus paddle boats, miniature golf, fishing, exhibits, specialty shops and

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fun for all ages. The famous Pocono Mountain attraction is located off of Route 209 in Bushkill and it opens to the public every day at 9:00am through November 27. Call Bushkill Falls at (570) 588-6682 or see their website www.visitbushkillfalls.com. Now thru Season – Tee-off with the great Senior Golf Special at Fernwood Hotel & Resort’s challenging 18-hole course off Route 209 in Bushkill. Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, senior citizens can play 18 holes for only $25 including cart and greens fees! Advance tee times are required. Fernwood’s 18-hole course has a 68.8 rating from the blue tees, yet also offers family-friendly yardage from the red tees at 4,588 yards. Great golf can be shared by all levels, whether you play for sport or recreation. For tee times, call (570) 588-9500 ext. 4210. For resort information and lodging reservations, call Fernwood Hotel & Resort at 888-FERNWOOD or click on www.fernwoodhotel.com. Daily – Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings are offered every day at 12:30pm at the Barley Creek

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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. Horse racing fans enjoy Live Harness Racing every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday night from March 22 through November 12. Post time

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This Week in the Poconos 9 is 6:30pm; special post time of 5:00pm on Triple Crown dates: May 7, May 21, and June 11. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is located at 1280 Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre and their phone number is 1-888WIN-IN-PA. Log on to their website www.mohegansunpocono.com to find out more! Now – 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 55-minute 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 May 27 – 2011 CamelBeach Season Passes are On Sale Now at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. Purchase your 2011 Season Passes to CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark for as low as $89 each if you act by May 27! CamelBeach Waterpark features a total of thirty-two waterslides (the most waterslides in Pennsylvania!), a wave pool, the Action River, two kids’ play areas, bumper boats, chairlift rides, mini golf and many other exciting activities. Try surfing on the Flow Rider static wave attraction! How about some family fun on The Pharaoh’s Phortress, a four-story,

multi-level family play structure that features eight waterslides, a wading lagoon, fountains, spray guns and a 4-story tall, 1,500 gallon water tipping bucket! If you’d rather stay dry try CBK Mountain Adventures, an adventure park for the adrenaline junkie with multiple levels of challenging tree-top ropes courses, zip-lines, Mountain Segways and more! CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark is located off I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Purchase your Season Passes at www.camelbeach.com or drop by Guest Services today! Call (570) 629-1661 for more information. Now thru mid-December – Enjoy the Free Pottery Making Demonstrations at Holley Ross Pottery on Route 191 in LaAnna

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(between Cresco & Newfoundland). Every Monday through Friday at 11:00am, you can see all the steps involved in making beautiful pottery, from mixing the clay to the finished product! Then browse through the creations in the large factory showroom and go for a comfortable stroll to the lake and forest park. Holley Ross Pottery is open every day, Monday through Saturday from 9:30 to 5:30, and Sundays 1:00 until 5:30. Call (570) 676-3248 for more (Continued on Page 10)

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information or visit their website at www.holleyross.com. May 20 – The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park in Hawley will host a Wine Chat with the Wine Chick with resident Sommelier and wine professional Leslie Chappell-Britt. Every Friday at 5:00pm Leslie leads participants through the intriguing and not-so-mysterious world of wine with tastings, workshops and discussions. This will be an informal, unassuming and entertaining hour to kick off your weekend! There is a $12 tasting fee. The Settlers Inn is located at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack. Call the Inn with Wine Chat questions at (570) 226-2993 or toll-free 1-800833-8527. www.thesettlersinn.com

May 20 - The Barrett Township Historical Society will hold its General Meeting at 7:30pm at the Mountainhome United Methodist Church in Mountainhome. The Society is pleased to welcome back Dr. Catherine Kerrison. Dr. Kerrison teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Colonial and Revolutionary America, early modern England, and American women’s history at Villanova University. She is a published author and has received several prestigious grants and fellowships. Dr. Kerrison will share her insight and research into another important aspect of the family of President Thomas Jefferson: The Hemings Family, particularly Sally and her daughter Harriet. This month’s presentation is underwritten by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. The public is welcome to attend this entertaining and educational lecture. There is no

admission fee and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Sonia at (570) 595-7376. May 20 - 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. May 21 – Kittatinny Canoes, “The Original Delaware River Outfitter” has announced that today is a special Learn to Kayak Day. Challenge the river one-onone in Kittatinny’s easy-to-use kayaks. Participants will meet at Kittatinny’s Matamoras, PA base on the Delaware River, where certified instructors will teach novices the

Mountain Laurel Performing Arts Center Reopens! The Mountain Laurel Performing Arts Center reopens this summer, with a stellar lineup of music and comedy. Wolfington and O’Neil Property Group host the return of entertainment in the outdoor amphitheater. “The Pocono Mountains have long been known for entertainment offerings,” says John Wolfington, CEO. “However, there has been a void for nearly 4 years; with the reopening of Mountain Laurel, the music is truly back in the Pocono Mountains.” The summer concert series July 13th at Mt. Laurel Center premieres in July, featuring Kiss on July 13th, Larry the Cable Guy on August 6th, ZZ Top on August 20th, and Frankie Valli and the Beach Boys on August 25th. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster! With performances appealing to all, the Mountain Laurel Performing Arts Center is a favorite destination for residents and visitors. Enjoy world-class artists affordably, in the Pocono Mountains, free from the inconvenience of city or shore traffic. The state-of-the-art amphitheater seats 2,500 concertgoers under cover, and another 7,500 on the expansive lawn. “The Mountain Laurel summer concert series is a must for the full Pocono Mountain experience,” adds Wolfington. “We hope people will come for the concert and stay for the hiking, hotels, racetrack, casinos, and so much more. When you come early and stay late, you’ll see that Mountain Laurel makes a concert more than just a show.” For information, rock to www.mtlaurelpac.com!


This Week in the Poconos 11 essentials of kayaking. The lessons are followed by a guided ten-mile scenic trip down the river from Pond Eddy, NY back to Matamoras. This is a great opportunity for those who were always interested in kayaking, but were apprehensive about trying it. In addition to this special program, Kittatinny offers daily Delaware River trips by canoe, kayak, raft and tube. For your reservations, call 1800-FLOAT-KC. www.kittatinny.com May 21 - The “Delaware Water Gap on Sale” Community-Wide Yard Sale is coming to Delaware Water Gap from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Hunt bargains and find treasures at numerous individual yard sales & garage sales in this charming little borough! Enjoy lunch at one of the unique local restaurants and enjoy a few stress-free hours off the beaten path. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is May 22. For more information, call the Delaware Water Borough Office at (570) 476-0331 or log on to www.delawarewatergap.com. May 21 – Bushkill Falls, “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” is offering a unique Learn about Wildlife program for the entire family. A naturalist from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be there to present a fun and informative discussion about the wildlife of the Pocono Mountains. Exciting demonstrations with Live Birds & Animals will be held in the pavilion at 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Bushkill Falls is centered on eight roaring waterfalls and features miles of nature trails and picnic areas, plus paddle boats, miniature golf, fishing, exhibits, specialty shops and fun for all ages. The famous Pocono Mountain attraction is located off of Route 209 in Bushkill and it opens to the public every day at 9:00am through November 27. Call Bushkill Falls at (570) 588-6682 or see their website www.visitbushkillfalls.com. May 21 – Spring is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy nature and go fishing! Join in the fun at Nescopeck State Park during the Community Family Fishing program sponsored by the Weatherly Rotary (Continued on Page 12)

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Club from 9:00 until noon. The event will be held on Lake Frances in Nescopeck State Park and is geared for families! Children ages 4-10 years can register to win prizes for the biggest fish, the most fish caught and other categories. Registration begins at 9:00am at Lake Frances. Nescopeck State Park will provide a SMART Angler program at 9:30am for those just learning how to fish or those who need a refresher. The park also offers a free fishing tackle loaner program for people who don’t have

their own equipment (valid driver’s license required). Don’t forget to bring along your favorite bait! For a small donation, rotary members will provide refreshments and an opportunity to purchase a photo of you and your fish. Pre-registration is required for the Community Family Fishing program by calling the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006. Check out the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. May 21 – Go on a Bird Walk at Jadwin Dam with members of the Northeast PA Audubon Society. Located just north of Honesdale, the dam offers undisturbed habitats for nesting song birds. There might even be opportunities to see bald

eagles and ravens, among others! The Bird Walk will begin at 8:00am. To register for this walk, call Barbara at (570) 253-2364. The number at the Northeast PA Audubon Society office in Honesdale is (570) 253-9250. Log on to www.nepaaudubonsociety.org and www.audubon.org. May 21 - The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will host their Community Expo & Car Show 2011 in Milford at the Delaware Valley School on routes 6 & 209. Admission is free to the public from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Attendees can visit over 55 vendors all highlighting a “Go Green” theme representing various businesses, civic and nonprofit organizations, restaurants,

May 30th is

Fish-for-Free Day! Saturday, May 30th is a Fish-for-Free Day in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania! Fish-for-Free Day allows residents and non-residents to legally fish in Pennsylvania, without a fishing license. This is the perfect day to introduce a buddy to the lifelong sport of fishing! There’s no better way to enjoy the great outdoors in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. All other regulations apply, but no fishing license is necessary to fish on Pennsylvania waters on Saturday, May 30th. Another Fish-for-Free Day is planned for Labor Day Monday, September 5th. Log on to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission site at www.fish.state.pa.us, or call the Northeast Region Office at (570) 477-5717.

Introduction to Geocaching at Hickory Run On Friday, May 27th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, meet in Hickory Run State Park for an Introduction to Geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game. Played worldwide by seekers equipped with GPS devices, you too can locate hidden containers called geocaches and share your experiences online. Check out www.geocaching.com, and continue geocaching on your own! Geocaching, enjoyed by all ages, facilitates a sense of community and support for the environment. Wear clothing and shoes appropriate for hiking. This program is limited to 20 participants, ages 8+ only, so call (570) 443-0400 or email Megan Taylor, Environmental Education Specialist, at hickoryrunenvedsp@state.pa.us to register; discover www.visitpaparks.com.


This Week in the Poconos 13 artisans and more. There will be displays, demonstrations and raffles, and food will be available. Check out all the cool cars in the Classic Antique Car Show and cast your vote for the one you think deserves the top overall prize! For more information, call (570) 296-8700 or visit www.pikechamber.com. May 21 – Go for a Hike on Mount Minsi near Delaware Water Gap at 10:00am with members of the Pocono Outdoor Club. It will be a moderate, five mile out-and-back hike. Wear sturdy boots for lots of climbing over boulders on a rocky trail. Bring water and a snack or lunch. Off Route 611 in Delaware Water Gap turn onto Mountain Road at the Deer Head Inn. Go 1/10 mile, bear left at the fork and drive to the Lake Lenape parking lot to meet by 10:00am. For more information, call hike leader Kate Andrew at (570) 236-6831. 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. May 21 – Join experienced birder Jane Bullis for a spring stroll in search of songbirds during Birds and Breakfast at PPL Corporation’s Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, nestled along the shores of the Delaware River in Bangor. Jane will assist in identifying numerous birds on the preserve by their songs, field marks, behaviors and habits. Following the hike a light breakfast will be served, allowing participants to discuss their favorite birding adventures. The program will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Lower Mount Bethel Welcome Center, 7701 Martins Creek-Belvidere Highway in Bangor (adjacent to Riverton Bridge). Registration is appreciated by contacting PPL at (570) 542-2886 or 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. May 21 – A Spring Gardening Workshop will be offered from 9:00am to 10:30am at the Lackawanna College Environmental Institute near Moscow. Environmental Educator Tara Miller will address garden design and plant selection, benefits of native plants, plant identification and maintenance. There will be a

short indoor portion followed by a walk through the gardens on the Moffat Estate. After the program participants are invited to help clean up after the winter and get ready for spring while getting hands-on experience identifying, planting and pruning. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. There is a small cost to attend and pre-registration is required. The Lackawanna College Environmental Institute is housed (Continued on Page 14)

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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. May 21 – Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe invites you to join them for a Big Day Out on the Lehigh River. Bike, hike and raft with Pocono Whitewater all in one big day! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. It’s an awesome adventure for only $89.95 per person! For your reservations, call 1-800-WHITEWATER or visit www.poconowhitewater.com. May 21 & 22 – Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm near Stroudsburg invites you and your whole family to their 23rd Annual

Farm Animal Frolic. From 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday and noon until 4:00pm on Sunday, children (and grown-ups) will have the unique opportunity to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. Watch chicks hatching from their eggs and feel the soft fur of the baby bunnies. Enjoy old time games, duck sliding, and hay jumping in the barn. Don’t miss seeing the new lambs with their soft fleece, the frisky baby goats and the adorable piglets with their funny little noses! There will be activities for all ages and plenty of good food for sale, including homemade desserts and bread being baked in the big outdoor bake oven. Pony rides for children and horse-drawn wagon rides will be available for an extra charge, and there will be a free Children’s Show at 1:00pm each day. Sheep Shearing Demonstrations will be an added highlight; call ahead for the schedule. Admission to Farm Animal Frolic is $8 adults and $5 for kids 3 – 12 and the event will occur rain or shine. Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed! Quiet Valley is located 3½ miles south of Stroudsburg off of Business Route 209. For more information, call (570) 992-6161 or visit www.quietvalley.org. May 21 & 22 - The annual “Festival of the Arts” Weekend is back in historic Honesdale, birthplace of the American railroad! Saturday’s activities will be held from 10:00am to 5:00pm with music, craft vendors and artists lining Main Street, and live entertainment and performers throughout the day at the Fred Miller Pavilion. A Farmers Market will be open at

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the Visitors Center from 9:30am to 1:30pm, and an Antique Car Cruise will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm centered at the Park & Shop lot. Sunday’s events will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with the craft vendors returning to Main Street along with the 6th Annual Antiques on Wheels Parade stepping off at 1:00pm. The annual Airing of the Quilts will bring lots of color to Main Street with over 30 handcrafted quilts on display. Enjoy delicious restaurant specials along with great shopping opportunities at Honesdale’s many fine gift shops and galleries both days! Festival of the Arts is brought to you by the Greater Honesdale Partnership. For more information on this and other upcoming events, log on to www.visithonesdalepa.com or call (570) 253-5492. May 22 - A world-class show field of the finest automobiles, the 21st Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern United States will be held at the prestigious Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA. The mission of the Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern US is to provide a worldclass collector car exhibition that will attract public attention and financial support for the lifesaving programs and services of the Burn Prevention Network. The show is national in scope and will feature vehicles that best exhibit the theme “A Celebration of Styling and Design.” One of the top six concours in the United States, this show will feature around 150 cars, from Duesenburgs to Packards to Ferraris. The categories of vehicles include: Brass Era, Classic Era, Sports Cars, Competition, Performance Cars, Muscle Cars, Specialty Vehicles, Pre-War Collector, PostWar Collector, Motorcycles, Wood-Bodied Cars - Steel-Bodied Stationwagons, Contemporary Supercars, Preservation - Unrestored, and Debut. View a special exhibit of custom-made hot rods by Rob Ida Concept Cars of New Jersey! This major national automobile show will be open to the public from 10:00am until 4:00pm on the grounds of (Continued on Page 52)


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‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN 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 sideimpact 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. Split Rock Resort & Golf Club is a 4-season, 1,000-acre resort in Lake Harmony offering the ultimate in activities and accommodations. Make a splash in the fabulous H2Ooooh Indoor Waterpark! Enjoy championship 27-hole golf, 18hole miniature golf, fitness center, outdoor and indoor pools, tennis, and basketball. Also, bowling, video games, racquetball, archery, billiards, ping-pong, and a daily activities program. Cool off in the ice cream parlor, or catch a flick with popcorn in the in-house, 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 has 23 meeting rooms, 77,000 square feet of exhibit area/ function space, banquet facilities, and conference services. Call 1-800-2557625 or (570) 722-9111, and visit www.splitrockresort.com. All aboard! Tour the famous town of Delaware Water Gap and the

exit 310), and is complete with free parking, gift shop, vendors, a picnic area, and mini-golf. Phone (570) 4769766 for the regular daily schedule, and use the display ad coupon. Take a tour at www.watergaptrolley.com!

S&S Speedways Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) on the Water Gap Trolley! This authentically styled, all weather trolley will comfortably transport you to points of interest in this historic and dynamic region. Your trained guide will give an informative and entertaining narrative on interesting features of the sights, including breathtaking views at the Resort Point Overlook, The Point of the Gap, the Indian head in the mountain, and Shawnee-on-Delaware. Historic attractions include the Depuy Mansion, the Dutot Museum, Croasdale Manor, and the homes of famous musicians. Learn about the Native Americans who lived and played here, about the historic early settlers of the Gap, and about visitors including Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and Fred Astaire. The trolley depot is on Route 611 in the center of Delaware Water Gap (I-80

Barley Creek Brewing Company is the Poconos’ Original Brewpub and Restaurant! Everything is handcrafted, from the building to the food to the beer. Originally a sturdy 1880s farmhouse, Barley Creek boasts a majestic timber frame, a deck for brews with a view, and an outdoor pavilion and wiffle ball stadium available for catering, private parties, and pick-up games. World-class ales and lagers are brewed on site. Free Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting happens every day at 12:30pm, or by appointment. Enjoy soups, salads, pub fare, steaks, seafood, children’s menu, treasure box, game room, and occasional live entertainment and events. Order delicious sushi on weekends, expertly prepared and presented. It’s all in the fork at Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, 2 miles shy of Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville; open daily. Call (570) 629-9399 and log on to www.barleycreek.com. See you at the Creek!

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Have an illuminating experience at American Candle! Candlery, gifts, and accessories, great for decorating and giving. Browse through an incredible selection, from dinner tapers and wind-proof storm candles to pillar candles and jar candles. Choose from hundreds of candle gift baskets and wedding candles. Catch a candle making demonstration! You’ll find collectibles from Norman Rockwell, Legends, Dept. 56, Lenox, Precious Moments, and more. Now featuring Pandora jewelry, Kameleon jewelry, Vera Bradley accessories, Dansko Shoes, gorgeous stained glass, and Snap

Shoes! Choose from 200+ barrels of chocolates, bonbons, gummies, and licorice! On Route 611 in Bartonsville, exit 302 off I-80; open daily. Phone (570) 629-3388, or visit www.american-candle.com. The camp/outfitter store at Adventure Sports on Route 209 in Marshalls Creek carries a complete line of outdoor equipment. Tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, hats, clothing, sunglasses, snorkeling equipment, and disposable cameras are just some of the necessaries they carry. You’ll find things you need

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designs, exotic plants, garden gifts, pond supplies, and water plants, upon sturdy, attractive walkways and patios, which they also professionally install. Quality and service are their specialties. Open daily; give them a call at (570) 595-9760, or drop in today!

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 orders are available. Open daily at 10:00am; call (570) 355-5757, or drop by the shop on Route 940 in Pocono Lake. (Continued on Page 18)

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

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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. 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.


This Week in the Poconos 19 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. 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 hand-made and manufactured on the premises. 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. Purchase fine oil paintings on glass, stone, hardwood, and traditional canvas as well as enamel on fired tile, and solid copper wall sculptures in varying sizes. Everything at Hutton Metalcrafts is unique! Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm; closed Monday. Call (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) 5950370. Bon appetit!

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Gifts made on premises as well as a Discover something wonderful at the large variety of other giftware including: Country Kettle factory gift outlet and Polish Pottery as seen on QVC candy store in Marshalls Creek, one Genuine Fiesta Bird Baths of the largest shopping attractions in Cranberry Glass Gazing Balls the Poconos. Enjoyed by shopaholics Willow Tree Strawberry Jars as well as browsers, you’ll find Lenox Canister Sets Pickling Crocks Classics collectibles, Swarovski Stepping Stones Planters jewelry, and Jim Shore figurines. AND SO VERY MUCH MORE! Knick-knacks, wicker, wind chimes, The Factory Outlet at the Factory glassware, and gadgets abound. A FACTORY STORE HOURS selection of gourmet cheeses, jams, OPEN MAY 1 THRU MID-DECEMBER coffees, teas, and specialty foods is available; find the perfect treat for MONDAY-SATURDAY 9:30 TO 5:30 SUNDAY 1:00 TO 5:30 your next party! Sample (free!) from 200 barrels of old-fashioned candy, 570 676-3248 or sneak home some decadent www.holleyross.com chocolate. Open daily from 9:30am to 6:00pm; take exit 309 off I-80 t F irst Bite ’ S ince 1 ve a to Route 209. 98 o 5 ‘L Great prices, great selection, and a great location make it a great shopping stop! See the display ad for a coupon. Phone Freshly Baked • Many Flavors • Pastries (570) 421-8970, or visit www. Sugar Free/Low Carb • Specialty Cakes • & More! countr y-kettle. com. Open Daily 10AM-6PM

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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! 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 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 www.teetersfurniture.com. 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. 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 the outfitting of your next outing at www.tannerydepot.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 we l l - sto c ke d , 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 of choice! After you visit Starting Gate, you’ll be set with topnotch gear, accessories, and accurate, on-the-scene information. Adjacent to the Pocono Indian Museum! Call (570) 588-4807, and see www.startinggateonline.com. All aboard! Tour the famous town of Delaware Water Gap and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area as a passenger on the Water Gap Trolley, opening for the season on Saturday, March 26th! The authentically styled, all-weather trolley will transport you to many points of interest in this historic region. Your trained guide will give an informative and entertaining narrative on many interesting sights, including breathtaking views at the Resort Point Overlook, The Point of the Gap, the Indian head in the mountain, and Shawneeon-Delaware. Historic attractions include the Depuy Mansion, the Dutot Museum, Croasdale Manor, the homes of famous musicians, and more. You’ll learn about the Native Americans who lived and played here, about the historic early settlers of the Gap, and about visitors including Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and Fred Astaire. The depot is on Route 611 in the center of Delaware Water Gap (I80 exit 310), complete with free parking, Cody’s Gift Shop, vendors, a picnic area, and mini-golf! Call (570) 476-9766 for a schedule, use the display ad coupon, and see www.watergaptrolley.com. Let Kinsley’s ShopRite Market in Brodheadsville fulfill your food and household shopping needs! Instore bakery, fresh produce, and an ample selection of all your favorites. The deli counters have everything for making fresh sandwiches and platters, plus ready-made salads and cooked dishes. Try their delicious hickory-smoked ham and bacon. Full service pharmacy, wide aisles, expansive displays, and plenty of checkout counters. Play the PA lottery here! On Route 209; hours are Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 11:00pm, and Sundays from 8:00am to 10:00pm.


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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!

picturesque Jim Thorpe. The grand Victorian Inn is a landmark 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 Show & Stay, Shop ‘til You Drop, Romance Packages, and Girlfriend Getaways. Call 1-800-329-2599; visit www.innjt.net.

The Laurel Spa at the Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor. The Laurel Spa at Pocono Manor is perfect for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. State-of-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; view www.laurelspaatpoconomanor.com.

Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, South Sterling. Attuned to the rhythms of nature and your 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/pedicures, bridal party suite, and luxurious, tranquil décor. For the full menu and treatment guide, phone 1-877-720-6095; see www.thefrenchmanor.com.

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. Mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling! Call (570) 443-9SPA (9772), and see www.spaatmountainlaurel.com.

The Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 in Skytop. Invigorate, stimulate, and rejuvenate! From manicures to massages, services pamper you from head to toe. Certified staff, 6 treatment rooms, Quiet Room with mountain views, mani/pedi room, locker rooms, and bathrooms with showers. Purchase fine products and gift certificates. Mention This Week in the Poconos! Phone (570) 595-8968, and visit www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge.com.

Spa Shawnee at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Inspired by nature, and a sanctuary for restoring the body, mind, and soul. Facials and body treatments use 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.

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ENTERTAINMENT Subject to change; check the venue for the latest information.  GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 135 Stokes Ave., Stroudsburg. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Beloved and anticipated annual event, featuring live Greek bands, Greek DJ, traditional dance, and authentic cuisine, pastries, taverna, bar, and grill! Free petting zoo and pony rides, plus vendors and bookstore and church tours. Free admission and parking. Major credit cards accepted. Delicious takeout food is available, as are gift certificates. Phone (570) 421-5734, fax (570) 421-0469, email holycrossposonos@gmail.com, and Opa! to www.holycrosspoconos.org!  SHAWNEE CELTIC FESTIVAL brings the Emerald Isles, Scottish highlands, and Welsh countryside to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area on Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and 29th. Live Celtic music on the Main Stage, in the Irish Pub, and outside on the Mountain Stage. Highlights include a bagpipers’ parade, a fiddlers’ jam, pipes and drums, Scottish and Irish dancers, working sheep dogs, Celtic Wizard magic shows, and an Irish juggler. Enjoy face painting, a Celtic farm petting zoo, craft, gift, and food vendors, a wine tent, and malt beverage stations. On Hollow Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, just off I-80 exit 309. Rain or shine, free on-site parking, hours are 11:00am to 6:00pm both days. Call (570) 4217231; visit www.shawneemt.com.  FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, historic Honesdale; birthplace of the American railroad, home of the Wayne County Historical Society and Stourbridge Line rail excursions. On Saturday, May 21st from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, May 22nd from 10:00am to FIND LIVE LOCAL MUSIC

www.LiveLocalMusicNow.com

4:00pm, festivities include music, craft vendors and artists, demonstrations, entertaining performances, a farmers market, antique car cruise, a parade, and airing of the quilts. Enjoy restaurant and cafe specials, art displays, entertainment, and great shopping within Honesdale’s many gift shops, merchants, boutiques, and galleries! Sponsored by the Greater Honesdale Partnership; see www.visithonesdalepa.com or call (570) 253-5492.  SPLIT ROCK RESORT in Lake Harmony offers accommodations, H2Ooooh! indoor waterpark, championship 27-hole golf course, 18-hole miniature golf course, fitness center, pools, tennis, basketball, bowling, video games, racquetball, archery, billiards, ping-pong, daily activities, ice cream parlor, first-run movie theater, coffee shop, hair gallery, and gift shop. The Galleria Dining Room features a continental menu; Bell’ago overlooks Lake Harmony and serves fine Italian cuisine. The Galleria Nightclub and Benchwarmers Sports Bar will entertain you. The resort boasts 23 meeting rooms, 77,000 sq. ft. of exhibit area/ function space, banquet facilities, and conference services; most amenities are open to the public. Call 1-800255-7625 or (570) 722-9111, and see www.splitrockresort.com.  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.  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 Robbie Krieger, among other legends. Check out the delicious Pub Menu. Renowned for a refined atmosphere of leisure and fun; ask about the great lodging packages! Spas, championship golf, winter sports areas, outlet shopping, an adventure park, and a casino with slots and table games are very nearby. Call (570) 595-7486 or 1-800-3929400; visit www.crescentlodge.com.  THE GEM AND KEYSTONE in 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 expertly-prepared


This Week in the Poconos 23 sushi on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! 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, 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.

on Route 314, via Route 940 or Route 611, in Pocono Manor. Call (570) 8397111x7601 or 1-800-233-8150x7601; see www.poconomanor.com.  THE SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT in Shawnee-on-Delaware features John Grant, a New Yorkstyle piano man, 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, May 24th, hear Len and His Sidekicks and on Tuesday, May 31st, it’s Randy Bigness; both performances happen indoors or out, weather permitting, at

7:00pm, part of the free Community Concert Series, appropriate for all ages. Donations to the performers are accepted. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE, and see www.shawneeinn.com.

COMING SOON May 20th Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

May 27th The Hangover Part II (R) Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) The Tree of Life (PG-13)

 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.  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

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES OPENS IN THEATRES MAY 20 th


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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 candlemaking demonstration! Featuring gift and accessory brands including Kameleon, Pandora, Vera Bradley, Dansko, Annaleece, 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. Fresh sushi is created in the main bar on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday by Chef Agus. 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. BUSHKILL FALLS, off Route 209 in Bushkill is the “Niagara of Pennsylvania!” Encompassing 8 roaring waterfalls and featuring miles of nature trails, picnic areas, miniature golf, paddleboats, and more. The Ice Cream Parlor, the Native American exhibit, wildlife exhibits, and fishing on the grounds are fun for all ages. Trading Post, Fudge Kitchen, and

other specialty shops make for great browsing. Open daily at 9:00am through October, and weekends through November. Call (570) 5886682. www.visitbushkillfalls.com. CLAWS ‘N’ PAWS WILD ANIMAL PARK on Route 590 east of Hamlin, near Lake Wallenpaupack, features strange and wonderful creatures exhibited in natural settings and enclosures along tree-lined paths. Observe many species of live exotic animals from all over the world, including monkeys, alligators, bears, lions, leopards, birds, snakes, and a rare white tiger. Critters like kinkajou, coati, binturong, and muntjac will amaze you; animal shows are performed daily. Attractions include a large walk-in petting zoo, a host of delightful farm animals, and a Dinosaur Outpost and Dino Dig. Have fun in Turtle Town, and feed parrots and giraffes too! Phone (570) 698-6154. www.clawsnpaws.com.

Claws ‘N Paws 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. COUNTRY KETTLE 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 knick-knacks, 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 anthracitemining 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) 636-2070. www.eckleyminers.org. 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


This Week in the Poconos 25 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. Phone (570) 676-3248. www.holleyross.com. 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.

House of Candles 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-akind 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

POCONO CHEESECAKE FACTORY on Route 611 in Swiftwater is a truly sweet and fragrant factory, where you can see multitudes of fresh, genuine 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 holidaythemed cheesecake creations are featured as well. This is the best cheesecake you’ve ever had; it’s love at first bite! Phone (570) 8396844. www.poconocheesecake.com. 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. ROSS & ROSS NURSERY on Route 191 in Paradise Valley is a one-stop shop for all things green and growing since 1932, as well as attractive, sturdy walkways and patios, which they also professionally install. You’ll find beautiful, functional landscape design, healthy exotic plants, delightful garden gifts, and pond supplies and water plants. Ross Herbs and Antiques onsite features an intriguing selection of nice, old country things for your home and yard, as well as fresh, fragrant, tasty, beautiful herbs for your planting, cooking, and dining pleasure! Quality and service are their specialties. Open daily. Phone (570) 595-9760. 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, 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.

Tannery Depot General Store 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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Honesdale Festival of the Arts Weekend

Festival of the Arts is coming to historic Honesdale, birthplace of the American railroad, and home of the Wayne County Historical Society and Stourbridge Line rail excursions. On Saturday, May 21st from 10:00am to 5:00pm, festivities include music, craft vendors and artists, demonstrations, and entertaining performances throughout the day. The Farmers Market will purvey at the Visitors Center from 9:30am to 1:30pm, and an Antique Car Cruise motors along from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Events held on Sunday, May 22nd from 10:00am to 4:00pm include the 6th annual Antiques on Wheels Parade at 1:00pm. See it begin at the intersection of 4th and Main Street, continue past the Fred Miller Pavilion where vehicles will be announced and trophies awarded, and turn onto 10th Street to disband by Central Park. The annual Airing of the Quilts will bring billowing color to Main Street, with 30+ handcrafted quilts displayed for your admiration. Enjoy vendors, restaurant and cafe specials, art displays, entertainment, and great shopping within Honesdale’s many gift shops, merchants, boutiques, and galleries, on both Saturday and Sunday! Festival of the Arts is brought to you by the Greater Honesdale Partnership. For more information on this and more upcoming events, click on www.visithonesdalepa.com or call (570) 253-5492. There is always something to do in Honesdale!

The Railroads and the Military – An Unbreakable Bond On Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th, Steamtown National Historic Site (SNHS) pays tribute to American servicepeople during The Railroads and the Military – An Unbreakable Bond. Military equipment displays, vehicles, and a military encampment will be staffed by re-enactors describing life during World War II. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Marine Corps League Museum will showcase uniforms and weaponry, and the US Army 91st Military Police Battalion will participate with modern military vehicles and personnel. The American Red Cross celebrates with a special blood drive both days, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The Red Cross traces roots back to Clara Barton’s care of soldiers in the Civil War, and its US charter in 1881. Blood donation takes only 15 minutes! Reserve a time by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or walk up; donors receive a Red Cross t-shirt plus free park admission. The Dietrich Theater Radio Players will present classic radio comedies My Friend Erma on Saturday at 11:00am and My Man Godfrey at 1:00pm on Sunday. A passenger train excursion from SNHS to the Tunkhannock Viaduct at Nicholson will depart the boarding platform at 1:00pm on Saturday to view the Endless Mountains in Wyoming County. Limited seating is available; call (570) 3405204 to reserve. Popular Scranton Limited short train rides will operate at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, and 2:30pm for $5.00/pp, ages 6+, and each departure allows 1 rider in the locomotive cab for $35.00. Enjoy turntable demonstrations and ranger-led walking tours, too. Find SNHS in Scranton from I-81 exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway); follow signs to the main entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff Avenues. Phone (570) 340-5200 and choo-choo to www.nps.gov/stea!


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Kittatinny announces Learn to Kayak Days and New Zip Lines Kittatinny Canoes, “The Original Delaware River Outfitter,” announces Saturday, May 21st as a Learn to Kayak Day! Challenge the river 1-on-1 in paddlerfriendly watercraft. Meet at the Matamoras base, where certified instructors teach the basics of kayaking. Then, take a guided 10-mile scenic trip down the river from Pond Eddy, NY back to Matamoras. This is a great opportunity if you’re interested in kayaking but haven’t yet tried it. Subsequent Learn to Kayak Days are planned for June 12th, July 10th, July 24th, Aug 7th, August 21st, and September 10th. Kittatinny also announces new dual racing Zip Lines, among the longest in the United States! Spanning 3,000+ feet and reaching speeds of 50+ mph, the lines run from Kittatinny’s paintball facility atop a mountain in Barryville, NY, and parallel the Delaware River. Third-generation Kittatinny Canoes owner David Jones comments, “Our location is the perfect place to open up a zip line. We already had the land and other outdoor activities to support its marketability, and the fact that we created one of the longest zip lines closest to New York City, makes it a great opportunity for tourism, as well as extending Kittatinny Canoes’ season.” The dual racing zip lines feature natural, local materials and wood, as well as installation methods minimally intrusive to trees and natural features. For 70+ years, Kittatinny Canoes has provided outdoor fun for residents and visitors who want to experience all the Delaware River has to offer. From rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing to camping, paintball, and zipping, Kittatinny Canoes offers diverse river trips through 2 National Park Service areas, 2 pristine campgrounds, and 7 base locations. For more information and reservations, call 1-800-FLOAT-KC, and zip to www.kittatinny.com.

East Stroudsburg/ Stroudsburg

Memorial Day Parade On Monday, May 30th, don your red, white and blue for the exciting East Stroudsburg/Stroudsburg Memorial Day Parade, a great way to honor all men and women who have served our country with courage! Stepping off at 10:00am from East Stroudsburg South High School, the procession continues on North/ South Courtland Street to Washington Street, over the Inter-Borough Bridge into Stroudsburg, and onto McConnell Street to Kane Street to Lower Main Street. The patriotic parade commences west on Main Street, finishing near 7th Street. The East Stroudsburg/Stroudsburg Memorial Day Parade is organized by the United Veterans Organization of Monroe County; for information, contact Al Fariole at (570) 223-2661.

Play the Worthington Open at Shawnee The Worthington Open begins at 8:00am on Sunday, May 29th with a shotgun start at the 27-hole golf course of Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, celebrating its 100th anniversary. Registration fee for the 2Person-Combined-Score format is $75.00/golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, coffee and doughnuts, barbeque buffet of steak, swordfish, chicken, and burgers, and over $500.00 in prize money! Completed in 1911, Shawnee’s championship golf course is A.W. Tillinghast’s first design. Play 24 of the course’s holes on an island, surrounded by the picturesque Delaware River! The historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort is easy to find on River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. For resort information or to register for the Worthington Open, call 1-800SHAWNEE and see www.shawneeinn.com.


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Wine Chat with the Wine Chick On Fridays May 20th and 27th, Settlers Inn at Bingham Park hosts Wine Chats with resident sommelier and wine professional Leslie Chappell-Britt! From 5:00pm to 6:00pm, she’ll guide you around the world of wine through tastings, workshops, and discussions. Leslie was educated at London’s Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the world’s leading institution of wine education. Her philosophy is to experiment freely, pairing wine with food and fun; attend the wine chat for a $12.00/pp tasting fee. Built in 1927, the Settlers Inn is beautifully restored in English arts and crafts tradition, with menus featuring traditional favorites and nouvelle cuisine, created with flair from local farm-to-table fare. The Inn holds the AAA Four Diamond Rating, is a Wine Spectator magazine award-winner, and a AAA Top 10 Favorite Historic Hotel; settle in with comfort at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley! Call (570) 226-2993 or 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com.

Memorial Day Parade Steps Off On Sunday, May 29th, the Memorial Day Parade will step off at 1:00pm in downtown Hawley, honoring men and women who have died in United States military service. Memorial Day is a federal holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, to commemorate the sacrifice of these brave citizens. It is also traditionally viewed as the beginning of the summer vacation and recreation season. This year, Memorial Day is observed on Monday, May 30th. Learn more at www.lakeregioncc.com and www.visithawleypa.com!


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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 4county 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. CALDER HOUSE MUSEUM, Route 191 and Pine Mill Rd. in Equinunk. Historical displays, exhibits, and programs hosted by the Equinunk Historical Society. Also see the Hill Sawmill, a restored water-powered sawmill located on Duck Harbor Road off Route 191 at Lookout. A National Historic Site. Phone (570) 224-6722 for a schedule of Open House days to see the mill in operation. www.waynehistorypa.org. 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. COLUMNS MUSEUM, 608 Broad Street in Milford. Maintained by the Pike County Historical Society, the restored 1904 Neo Classical home is the official museum of Pike County. Highlighting the “Bloody Lincoln Flag,” placed under President Lincoln’s head after he was shot at Ford’s Theater. Exhibits on the philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, and Father Francis Craft, liaison at The Battle of Wounded Knee and first white man to be made Chief of the Sioux. WWII Poster & Propaganda, weapons, and uniforms. Genealogical research information, maps, and photographs. Open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday September through June, and Wednesday through Sunday in July and August. Phone (570) 296-8126 and see www.pikecountyhistoricalsociety.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 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. Reserve for all your special occasions. Give Cranker’s a call at (570) 647-5880, email visit@crankers.info, and view the marvelous www.crankers.info! CRESCO STATION MUSEUM, Sand Spring Road off Route 390 at the old Cresco Railroad Depot. Exhibits include an antique toy display, artifacts of the anthracite coal industry, a country store, and displays depicting the development of Barrett Township as well as an original handmade Jim Palmer guitar, Revolutionary War surgical instruments, Civil War medical instruments and memorabilia, tannery diorama, “Walk through Barrett,” churches of Barrett Township, and a P.O.S. of A. (Continued on Page 30)

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(Continued from Page 29) Lodge Display/U.S.S. Pocono Display. Craftsmen demonstrate old-time skills during the summer. Free; donations accepted. Art shows, art sales, socials, and musical programs. Administered by the Barrett Township Historical Society and opening May 29th for the season; call (570) 595-6157 for schedule, and visit www.barrett.monroe.pa.us. DORFLINGER GLASS MUSEUM in the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills, via Long Ridge Road off Route 6. Highlighting the remarkable life of Christian Dorflinger, creator of fine crystal and cut glass, educated at the Cristalleries de Saint Louis in France. In 1865, he purchased 600 acres of land here, building a glass factory and factory town of 100 homes, to design and produce lead crystal. Displayed among period antiques and factory artifacts, the collection encompasses household items to presentation pieces; it’s the largest selection of Honesdale Glass in the world! Open on selected dates from May through November; call (570) 253-1185, and see www.dorflinger.org. DRIEBE FREIGHT STATION, 537 Ann Street next to McMichaels Park, Stroudsburg. Restored 1882 railroad freight station housing a working model train display, industrial exhibits, a general store, music exhibits and a gift shop. An authentic 1923 Chestnut Hill Railroad caboose contains memorabilia from local rail lines. Phone (570) 4241776 to schedule your visit; donation suggested. THE ANTOINE DUTOT MUSEUM & GALLERY, Main Street (Route 611) in Delaware Water Gap. Housed in a brick schoolhouse circa 1850, with rotating fine art exhibits in a 1st floor gallery and a museum of local history upstairs. Featuring a preserved schoolroom. Sit at an antique desk, and view a slide show about local history! Another room holds memorabilia of the town. Open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, on weekends. Phone (570) 476-4240, or visit www.dutotmuseum.com. EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY Madelon Powers Art Gallery, Fine and Performing Arts Center. Open Monday through Thursday from 1:00pm to

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, 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) 6894060, visit www.wpsada.com, or email tkobo@echoes.net. GREY TOWERS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE in Milford, the former home of Pennsylvania Governor and founder of the US Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot. The 1886 French chateauesque mansion serves as a museum and active natural resource, education, and conference center under the stewardship of the USDA Forest Service. Guided tours available; open daily. From Route 6, turn onto Old Owego Turnpike and go ¼ mile to the entrance. Tour season runs May through October, plus special events. Call (570) 2969630, and see www.greytowers.org or www.fs.fed.us/gt. 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. Opening May 1st for the season! Phone (570) 676-3248. www.holleyross.com. 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 oil painting on glass and stone, necklaces, and 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, hand-hammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, and heat-colored to produce rich greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks. Closed Mondays; 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 7-light 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) 421-5791; visit www.jimthorpe.org. POCONO BOOK EXCHANGE, Route 940 in Pocono Lake. Great books make great gifts! A captivating mystery


This Week in the Poconos 31 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) 355-5757. 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. ROSS HERBS AND ANTIQUES, Route 191 in Paradise Valley. Find an intriguing selection of nice old country things, as well as fresh, fragrant, tasty, healthy, beautiful herbs! Located with Ross & Ross Nursery, Inc., your one-stop shop for all things green and blooming, since 1932. Stroll through landscape designs, exotic plants, garden gifts, pond supplies, and water plants, upon sturdy, attractive walkways and patios which they also install. Open daily; phone (570) 595-9760. SLATE BELT HERITAGE CENTER, 30 North First Street (Route 191 south), Bangor. Ethnic exhibits including a self-guided tour of 9 rooms honoring founders and industries, with a Slate Room, Textile Room, Welsh Room, Cornish Room, and WWII Home Front Room. Self-guided exhibits, artifacts, videos, and data collection information. Chairlift available. Fire Museum exhibits include Bangor’s first fire truck. Open Saturday and Sunday from April through October; private tours available. Free.

Call (610) 588-8615 or (610) 588-3434; visit www.slatebeltheritage.com. 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) 3405200 or 1-888-693-9391, and see www.nps.gov/stea. 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. WAYNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM RESTORED JASON TORREY LAND OFFICE BUILDING, 810 Main Street, Honesdale. The old Delaware and Hudson Canal Company office, a National Historic Landmark, houses Americana exhibits including a library with climate-controlled storage of priceless collections of artifacts and documents. “Wayne County Experience� exhibit, Honesdale glass, quilt and photo displays, Native American artifacts, and “Movin’ Energy� display. Call (570) 253-3240 for schedule, and see www.waynehistorypa.org.

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BAIT & TACKLE Big Brown Fish & Pay Lakes, Route 115 in Effort. Three ponds on 10 acres are stocked weekly with trout and bass. Pole rentals, tackle shop, picnic tables, park benches and pavilion are available for guests. No license required. See the money-saving offer in their display ad! Call (570) 629-0427 and visit www.bigbrownfish.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, 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 worms,

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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. BATTING CAGES 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 1-877DRDC-FUN (373-2386) and visit www.DRDcenter.com. BIKE RENTALS Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery. Offering bike rentals for a 25-mile trail through Lehigh Gorge State Park, as well as camping equipment, fishing tackle, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, 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. BUMPER BOATS & BUMPER CARS CamelBeach Waterpark at Camelback Mountain Resort, I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Ride bumper boats outdoors on the lagoon. Featuring 32 waterslides, a huge wave pool, Adventure River, family activity pool, bowl slides, chairlift rides, and many other attractions. Try surfing in the awesome Flow Rider! All swimming pools and water rides are heated for your comfort. Open weekends now; daily in mid-June. Call (570) 629-1661; visit www.camelbeach.com. Costa’s Family Fun Park, east of Lake Wallenpaupack on Route 6. The bumper boats at Costa’s have water nozzles that let you soak your friends! Play miniature golf on the 18-hole course, or practice at the golf driving range. Take a swing at the baseball stadium batting cages or race at the go-


This Week in the Poconos 35 cart track. Lazer Tag, Kiddie Play Land with pedal carts, and classic arcade games. Have lunch, dinner, or a snack in the cafe. Open through Columbus Day; call (570) 226-8585 and see www.costasfamilyfunpark.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! 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. Calm water float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking,

and Skirmish paintball! Call 1-800WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. River Beach Campsites on the Delaware River, Route 209, 3 miles north of Milford. Tent and RV campsites; also canoeing, rafting, tubing, and kayaking. Call (570) 2965890 or 1-800-FLOAT-KC, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Mountain bike rentals with shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River. Call the Adventure Center at 1800-443-8554 or (570) 443-9532; see www.whitewaterchallengers.com. CANOEING & RAFTING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I-80 off exit 309). Offering canoe, raft, and kayak trips on the Delaware River through spectacular scenery in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-487-2628 for reservations, and visit www.adventuresport.com. See the display ad for a special offer. The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill

Road, Skytop. Join an Adventure Center instructor on the water during the Introduction to Canoeing Class. Learn about canoeing safety, boat design, basic strokes, turning, bracing, and how to re-enter a swamped boat. Wear clothing and shoes you are able to get wet. Minimum age is 13. Call (570) 595-8988 for more information, 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. For more information call 1-877-DRDC-FUN (373-2386) and visit www.DRDcenter.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Through October, enjoy River Country rafting, canoeing, and kayaking on the Delaware River. Guests of Fernwood Resort and Villas receive a discount! Call 1-888-FERNWOOD, and see www.fernwoodhotel.com. (Continued on Page 36)

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(Continued from Page 35) Kittatinny Canoes, Dingmans Ferry. Providing rafting, canoeing, kayaking and camping on the Delaware River in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River. 7 riverfront locations for your convenience, and many trip selections to choose from. Call 1800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890 for your reservations. See the display ad for a coupon, 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) 325-9226 for reservations, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. Shawnee River Trips, 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. Also offering mountain bike rentals, fishing equipment, hiking information, and more. For more information, call 1-877DRDC-FUN (373-2386) and visit www.DRDcenter.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Rafting in the Western Poconos; your choice - easy to exhilarating! Enjoy breath-taking scenery and good old-fashioned fun. Choose from a gentle rafting trip, adrenalinepumping rapids, or something inbetween. For reservations, call 1-800443-8554 or (570) 443-9532, and see www.whitewaterchallengers.com. CANOES & KAYAKS Kittatinny Canoes, at their Milford location. New and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories, carrying your favorite brands! Just 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. Outdoor 30’ climbing wall; 8 different stations, from beginner to very advanced. Custom built, featuring a real rock look and

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feel and 300+ moveable handholds! Classes are available. Day use fee, top rope belaying; weight up to 310 pounds. Call (570) 595-8988 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. 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. FISH & PAY LAKES Big Brown Fish & Pay Lakes, Route 115 north in Effort. Three ponds on 10 acres are stocked weekly with trout and bass. Pole rentals, tackle shop, picnic tables, park benches, and pavilion; no license required. See the money-saving offer in the display ad! Call (570) 629-0427 and visit www.bigbrownfish.com. Paradise Fishing Preserve, at the historic 1902 Paradise Brook Trout Company (the first licensed, private trout hatchery in PA), Route 191 in Paradise Valley. Well-stocked, no license required, tackle rental available, picnic tables. See the money-saving offer in the display ad! Open daily 8:00am to 4:00pm. Call (570) 629-0422 and catch www.paradisetrout.com. FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Instruction for the novice fly fisher covering casting, entomology, wading, knot tying, etc. in the classroom and on the water. Equipment provided. Private lessons and local guide service. Waters on property open to the public, for a fee, for fly fishing only. Call (570) 595-8929 or (570) 595-7401, 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. Lessons for the beginner to experienced angler, both classroom and streamside. “Cast & Stay” Packages available. The Manor’s 2.5 miles of scenic, remote


This Week in the Poconos 37 fly-fishing are open to the public for a fee. Call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@poconomanor.com ; see www.poconomanor.com. GEOCACHING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. A 30-minute Geocaching and GPS Basics class teaches the essentials needed to find a Skytop geocode with Global Positioning System units. Complete the class, and rent a GPS unit to locate your choice of caches. Space is limited, registration is suggested, and minimum age is 13 without a parent/guardian. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. GOLF Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Golfers of all abilities are challenged on Fernwood’s par 71, 18hole course. Take advantage of on-site club rentals, golf shop, convenient tee times, and great specials! Staff includes PGA Golf Pro and instructor. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD, or visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. The Manor’s 36 holes of championship golf are open to the public. “Stay and Play” packages include accommodations, meals, and greens fees. Clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant, lounge, and locker rooms. PGA Pro lessons, club rentals, driving range, and 2 putting greens. Call (570) 839-7111 ext. 7415, and visit www.poconomanor.com. Shawnee Country Club, I-80 exit 310 to River Road, at the centenary Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawneeon-Delaware. Enjoy 27 holes of championship golf, many on an island in the middle of the Delaware River! The 9-hole Tillinghast Approach Golf Course is lit for night play. Tillinghast Golf Academy offers clinics and instruction. Golf Shop, driving range, club fitting. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE (742-9633) or (570) 424-4000, and see www.shawneeinn.com. Skytop Lodge Golf Course, at Skytop Lodge off Route 390 in Skytop. Semiprivate golf course open to the public with 18 holes and 6,656 yards of golf. Par 72, slope rating 133. Designed by Robert White, opened in 1927. Call the pro shop at (570) 595-8910 or the lodge at (570) 595-7401; see www.skytop.com.

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. 27 holes of championship golf, practice facilities with putting greens and driving range, midweek specials, and GPS carts. Clubhouse with Golf Shop and snack bar; Sunset Green Restaurant & Bar with panoramic views. Open to the public. Call (570) 722-9901 or go to www.splitrockresort.com/golf. For lodging, call 1-800-255-7625; the general resort number is (570) 7229111. GOLF DRIVING RANGES Costa’s Family Fun Park, just east of Lake Wallenpaupack on Route 6. The 19-stall driving range features high quality turf mats, with 6 target areas at clearly marked yardages. Clubs are available in sizes from youth to adult, or bring your own. An assortment of irons is also available. The fun at Costa’s includes miniature golf, Lazer Tag, big water slides, batting cages, go-carts, bumper boats, arcade, and cafe. Costa’s Family Fun Park is open through Columbus Day. Call (570) 226-8585 and see www.costasfamilyfunpark.com. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 940 or Route 611. Two practice putting greens and a driving range, in addition to 36 holes of championship golf. Call (570) 839-7111 ext. 7415, and visit www.poconomanor.com. Shawnee Country Club, I-80 exit 310 to River Road, on the grounds

of the centenary Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Two practice putting greens and a driving range. Enjoy 27 holes of Championship golf, most on an island in the Delaware River. Driving range hours are 7:00am to 4:30pm daily. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE or (570) 4244000; see www.shawneeinn.com. Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. 27 holes of championship golf, practice facilities with putting greens and driving range, and midweek specials. Clubhouse with Golf Shop and snack bar; Sunset Green Restaurant & Bar with panoramic views. Call (570) 722-9901 or go to www.splitrockresort.com/golf. HEALTHY LIVING Time to Thai Massage Therapy (Continued on Page 38)

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(Continued from Page 37) & Accupressure, Route 611 in Tannersville, Suite 3, 2nd Floor, CarQuest Plaza. Certified Thai Massage Practitioner by appointment; enjoy 30, 40, or 60 minutes of massage on isolated muscle and joint areas, or 90 minutes of complete traditional Thai massage. Alleviate back pain, neck pain, migraine, arthritis, fibromyalgia, low energy, poor circulation, and stress. Call (570) 730-0603 or (570) 688-5864. HORSEBACK RIDING Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Year-round horseback riding is available on the beautiful grounds of the resort. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 940 or Route 611. Year ‘round horseback riding on miles of gorgeous, scenic trails. Horsedrawn hay rides and sleigh rides in season. Call (570) 839-6237 or email

stables@poconomanor.com; visit www.poconomanor.com. KART RACING Costa’s Family Fun Park, just east of Lake Wallenpaupack on Route 6. The 1200’ go cart track has tight turns and long straightaways. Featuring the “Leopard” with precise steering and power for adults and older kids; the “Jaguar” 2-passenger car for parent and child with double steering, and the “IROC” for younger kids. For first time IROC drivers, a member of the staff rides on the side of the cart for a lap to make sure children learn all the controls. Also enjoy Lazer Tag, miniature golf, batting cages, arcade, and cafe. Costa’s is open through Columbus Day. Call (570) 226-8585 and see www.costasfamilyfunpark.com. S & S Speedways Indoor Go-Karts, Business Route 209 in Snydersville. High-powered indoor go-karts with slick tires similar to real track racing! Single-person ride; must be at least 54” tall to drive. Video arcade and snack bar. Hours are Thursday and Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-

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10:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-7:00pm, and Monday through Wednesday 12:00pm-5:00. Bring the display ad for a Free Race! Call (570) 420-5500 and visit www.ssspeedways.com. KAYAKING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I80 off exit 309). Offering exciting kayak trips on the Delaware River through the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-4872628 for reservations and see the display ad for a special offer; visit www.adventuresport.com. The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Join Adventure Center instructors on the water to learn the basics of flat water kayaking during the Introduction to Kayaking Class. Learn about kayaking safety, boat design, basic strokes, turning, bracing and how to wet exit. Wear clothing and shoes you are able to get wet. Minimum age is 13. Call (570) 5958988 for more information 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. For more information call 1877-DRDC-FUN (373-2386) or visit online at www.DRDcenter.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. From mid-April through October enjoy River Country rafting, canoeing and kayaking on the Delaware River. Guests of Fernwood Resort and Villas receive a discount. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. Kittatinny Canoes, just north of Milford. Kayaking for all abilities is offered on calm water or rapids on the Delaware River. Instruction is available. Seven riverfront locations! Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 2965890 for reservations. See the display ad for the special offer, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Guided kayak clinics offered on the Lehigh River. Whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and Skirmish Paintball too!


This Week in the Poconos 39 Call Adventure Central at 1-800WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226 for a schedule and reservations, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. Shawnee River Trips, 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 on an exciting kayak. Single and tandem kayaks are available, as well as canoes, rafts, and mountain bikes. Call 1-877DRDC-FUN (373-2386) and visit www.DRDcenter.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Offering Kayak Clinics that teach the basics of whitewater kayaking including wet exits, bow rescues, paddling strokes, eddy turns, and ferrying. A mix of classroom, flat water, and whitewater instruction. For your reservations, call 1-800-4438554 or (570) 443-9532, and visit www.whitewaterchallengers.com. MINIATURE GOLF & PLAY PARKS Bushkill Falls, off Route 209 in Bushkill. The “Niagara of Pennsylvania” is centered around 8 roaring waterfalls and features nature trails, picnic areas, miniature golf, and paddleboats. Ice Cream Parlor, Native American and wildlife exhibits, and fishing on the grounds! Trading Post, Fudge Kitchen, and other specialty shops. Open daily at 9:00am through October, and weekends through November. Call (570) 588-6682 and go to www.visitbushkillfalls.com. Costa’s Family Fun Park, just east of Lake Wallenpaupack on Route 6. Enjoy a round of miniature golf on “Grampy’s Sawmill” challenging and fun 18-hole course, or practice at the golf driving range. Take a swing at the stadium baseball batting cages, race the go cart track, or go on the bumper boats. Lazer Tag and big water slides, Kid’s Play Land with pedal carts, and classic arcade games including pinball and skee ball. Enjoy lunch, dinner, or a snack in Costa’s cafe. Costa’s Family Fun Park is open through Columbus Day. Call (570) 226-8585, and see www.costasfamilyfunpark.com. Land of Make Believe, I-80 exit 12 in Hope, NJ; 10 miles east of the Delaware River. Safe, wholesome, affordable fun, food, great rides, new Ferris Wheel, and tubing on Blackbeard’s River! Awesome

waterpark with waterslides, Pirate’s Cove, thrilling Free Fallin’ attraction, and other exciting adventures. In the Mining Company, mine and take home gems and fossils! “New Jersey’s Premier Family Water & Amusement Park.” Free parking and picnic areas. Open Memorial Day weekend and following weekends; then, open daily June 18th through September 5th. Call (908) 459-9000 and see www.lomb.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 a 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. 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. Explore the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area via canoe, raft, or kayak. Also mountain bike rentals and batting cages. Call 1877-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. Mountain bike rentals and shuttle service to and from great bike trails in and around Jim Thorpe, the undisputed “Mountain Biking Capitol of the East.” Whitewater rafting and Skirmish Paintball. Call 1-800WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226; see www.poconowhitewater.com. Shawnee River Trips, off I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-onDelaware, across from Smithfield Elementary. Take a Trek Mountain Bike on the McDade Trail which lines the Delaware River and National Park grounds. Also renting canoes, rafts, and kayaks. Stop in the River Road Drive-In for some refreshing ice cream. Call 1-877-DRDC-FUN (3732386); visit www.DRDcenter.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Mountain bike rentals with shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River. Call the Adventure Center at 1800-443-8554 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.

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(Continued from Page 39) Fernwood Hotel & Resort/Pocono Segway Tours, Route 209 in Bushkill. Guided segway tours every day except Wednesday, for ages 13+, amidst the 440-acre resort. No experience required; top speed is 12 mph. Open to the public and resort guests. Reservations recommended; call 1888-segway9 or 1-888-337-6966; see www.fernwoodhotel.com. PAINTBALL The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Play paintball on 5 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. The paintball shooting gallery has no age restriction. Call (570) 595-8988; 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. Kittatinny Paintball, in Barryville, NY. Open to the public, 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 1-800FLOAT-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. Full-day and ½-day adventures

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through the scenic Lehigh River Gorge; calm water float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, camping. Call 1-800WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226; see www.poconowhitewater.com. SPORTING CLAYS The Rod & Gun Club at Pocono Manor, Route 314, via Route 611 or Route 940, Pocono Manor. Multistation clay course spanning 120+ acres. High-flying teal, rolling rabbits, and fast crossing and incoming birds; scenic woodland course. Walk or ride along the stream between stations. Trained staff assist with 1st round, and help novices. Instruction, gun rentals, ammo, and gear. Appointments required; call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@poconomanor.com; see www.poconomanor.com. The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Regulation, 12station sporting clay range open to the public. Suitable for beginners, with challenges for the more experienced. Instruction and gun rentals. Appointments required. Phone (570) 595-8929 or (570) 595-7401; visit www.skytop.com. SPORTS EQUIPMENT Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek, off I-80 exit 309. Camp store carrying outdoor equipment. Tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, hats, clothing, sunglasses, snorkeling equipment, disposable cameras, and more. Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-487-2628; visit www.adventuresport.com. Kittatinny Canoes, at their Milford location. Canoe and raft center offers new and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories. Off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles from Milford. Call 1-800-

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FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890; see www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Bike Rentals, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery, adjacent to Tannery Depot General Store. 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 & Skirmish, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Full-day and ½-day adventures through the scenic Lehigh River Gorge. Calm water float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, bike rentals, mountain biking, and Skirmish paintball! Call 1-800-WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226 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. 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; 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 30+ years in business, this very complete bait shop is open every day, all year. Call (570) 839-7338; 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, 2 museums, Park Theatre, and Visitors Center. Call (570) 340-5200 or (888) 693-9391; see www.nps.gov/stea.


This Week in the Poconos 41 TROLLEY RIDES Water Gap Trolley, Route 611 in Delaware Water Gap; I-80 exit 310. Authentically styled all-weather trolleys provide scenic and historic tours at Delaware Water Gap, the “Eighth Scenic Wonder of the World.” Relax while trained guides take you back through history and describe points of interest. Miniature golf, scenic picnic area, pavilion, food, and gift shop. Open 7 days from 10:00am to 4:00pm, rain or shine. See the display ad for the coupon! Call (570) 476-9766; visit www.watergaptrolley.com. WATERPARKS CamelBeach Waterpark at Camelback Mountain Resort, I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Ride bumper boats outdoors on the lagoon. Featuring 32 waterslides, a huge wave pool, Adventure River, family activity pool,

bowl slides, chairlift rides, and many other attractions. Try surfing in the awesome Flow Rider! All swimming pools and water rides are heated for your comfort. Open weekends now; daily in mid-June. Call (570) 629-1661; visit www.camelbeach.com. 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 snack bar. Call (570) 722-9901 or see www.splitrockresort.com. For lodging call 1-800-255-7625; the resort 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 zip lines! Call (570) 629-1661 x1123 for reservations, and check out www.cbkmountainadventures.com. Kittatinny Zip Line, at Kittatinny Canoes’ Milford location. Dual racing zip lines overlooking the Delaware at sppeds of 50 mph. Off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles from Milford. Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 2965890; see www.kittatinny.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Zip Line Adventure, whitewater rafting, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and mountain biking. Call the Adventure Center at 1-800443-8554 or (570) 443-9532; see www.whitewaterchallengers.com.

BYOG Day & Gun Sale at Skirmish USA Sunday, May 22nd is BYOG Day at Skirmish USA in Albrightsville. Bring your own paintball gun, and play for free! If you don’t own a good paintball gun, no problem; they’re having a Paintball Gun Sale and all guns are 10% off in the Skirmish Pro Shop. Skirmish USA’s paintball facility covers 700 acres, with 50 different fields! Battle amidst multi-story castles, an Old West town of over 20 buildings, an Airfield with real airplanes, The Metalands all-metal maze-like field, various city-scapes, futuristic fields with pipes and circles, and lots of lush, natural forest area. Skirmish is open every day, year ‘round. Call 1-800-SKIRMISH to make reservations or find out more, and take aim at www.skirmish.com.

Lehigh River Recreational Dam Release Weekend The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announces Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and 29th, as target dates for a Recreational Dam Release Weekend on the Lehigh River. By regulating the Francis Walter Dam, the USACE creates whitewater by releasing 100s of cubic feet/second of additional water into the river. A Lehigh River Dam Release creates memories for a lifetime!

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Rafters and kayakers eagerly anticipate the trip of riding whitewater. Scream, laugh, swim, and have an excellent day. To arrange your Lehigh River dam release adventure, call Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe at 1-800-WHITEWATER, or Whitewater Challengers in White Haven at 1-800-443-8554. Find out what it’s all about at www.poconowhitewater.com and 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 a variety of live entertainment! Check it out at www.fernwoodhotel.com. DELAWARE WATER GAP Water Gap Diner, 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; groups are welcome as well. 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; use

the coupon in the display ad for savings! 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 by 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: 226-2993 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 dining room. Select from a


This Week in the Poconos 43 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 Camelback Mountain Resort and the Crossings Outlets; open daily

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at 11:30am. The luncheon menu offers burgers, wings, chicken quesadillas, crab cake sandwiches, and satisfying salads, as well as light lunches. Delicious dinner options include hand-cut USDA Prime steaks, prime rib, pasta, shrimp, chicken, and slow-cooked brisket and ribs. Enjoy happy hour specials, blackboard specials, an early dinner menu, and Sunday brunch. Families are welcome, with a quality children’s menu always available. Receive a complimentary cake on your special occasion; reservations are accepted. Each dollar spent at a locally-owned eatery benefits the Pocono economy 3 times more than each dollar spent at a chain eatery; visit www.baileyssteakhouse.com. PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, junction Routes 191 & 940, Ph: 595-7486 or 1-800-392-9400: Magnificent is the word for the Surf ‘n’ Turf, stuffed trout, juicy sirloin with onion rings, or chef’s special (Continued on Page 44)

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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 sports areas, spa, and casino! Visit www.crescentlodge.com. POCONO MANOR The Inn at Pocono Manor, Routes 314 & 940, Ph: 839-7111: The Exchange at Pocono Manor in

 

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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 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.


This Week in the Poconos 45 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. April Wine Lover’s Weekends are happening now, and a fabulous Easter Brunch is upcoming! 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 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 (Continued on Page 46)

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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 4:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday; also featuring fresh sushi in the main bar on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, created by Desaki Chef Agus. 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 Pocono landmark and family tradition for 30+ years. The menu offers appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, Allen Brothers prime rib and steaks, and the largest selection of all your favorite fresh (never frozen) seafood. Special Luncheon, $13.95 Early Dinner, Castaways Lounge, and Children’s Menus available. Open daily at 11:30am, just minutes from the Crossings Outlets and Camelback Mountain Resort. Reservations are accepted, and large parties are welcome. 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

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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Come Paint with Me at Grey Towers NHS

Come Paint with Me is a free, non-instructional program of outdoor painting and sketching sessions. Meet at 10:00am on Thursday, June 2nd at the Grey Towers National Historic Site gazebo for welcoming, refreshments, and an introduction to the program! Enjoy greetings, a gift presentation, and the program Journaling, Important to the Plein Air Painter. Spend the rest of the day exploring the newly landscaped grounds, an inspiration for the day’s plein air painting.

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You’re encouraged to paint at your own pace, in media of your choice. Various levels of expertise, styles, and techniques are represented! Network with other artists and socialize over lunch break, when informal critique is offered. Registration is not necessary. Bring your own materials and lunch; restrooms are available. This event is rainor-shine, and all artists are welcome. Call Joan Polishook at (570) 775-6896 and see www.joanpolishook-art.com. Visit Grey Towers NHS at www.fs.fed.us/gt!

Art Exhibition at Dutot Museum & Gallery The Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery, 24 Main Street in Delaware Water Gap, presents the exhibition Jim Smeltz & Students from Saturday, May 28th through Sunday, June Dutot Museum 12th. On Friday, May 27th, you’re invited to meet the artists Photo - Bob Weidner during an Opening Reception from 7:00pm to 9:00pm! Regular museum and gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery houses rotating fine art exhibits in the first floor gallery, and a museum of local history upstairs. There is a preserved schoolroom, where visitors can sit at antique student desks and view a slide show on local history. A second room overflows with Delaware Water Gap memorabilia. Call (570) 476-4240 for further details, and visit past and present at www.dutotmuseum.com.

Wildflower ID Hike, Family Nature Games, Morning Bird Walk Programs at Nescopeck State Park On Sunday, May 22nd, attend a Wildflower Identification Program & Wildflower Hike from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Nescopeck State Park. Join park staff for a friendly and informative presentation by Dr. Ann Rhoads and Dr. Tim Block of the University of Pennsylvania Morris Arboretum, exploring facts and lore about wildflowers and plants found within the park. Designed for ages 16+, participants will learn basic wildflower identification using a field guide, followed by the wildflower hike. A Family Nature Games Hike from 1:00pm to 2:30pm is planned for Saturday, May 28th. This easy 1-mile walk is filled with nature-related games suitable for the whole family; get some exercise while learning about wildlife and having fun! On Sunday, May 29th, join a Morning Bird Walk from 8:00am to 10:00am. Park volunteer Dave Kruel will lead the morning stroll; see and hear the park’s most colorful and musical residents! Advance registration and appropriate apparel are required for all 3 programs; call (570) 403-2006, and visit www.visitpaparks.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 enter-

tainment, 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. Great getaway vacations and weekend packages. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD or (570) 588-9500, or visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. 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. LAKE HARMONY The Resort at Split Rock: A 4-season destination offering the


This Week in the Poconos 49 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, pingpong, 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 1-800-255-7625 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 3000-acre 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 special events. 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 com-

plete 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. SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: Discover this unique golf, ski, meeting, dining, and vacation destination on River Road. The resort (Continued on Page 50)

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(Continued from Page 49) 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 amenities including championship golf, approach course, golf academy, tennis, guided fishing, river trips, hiking, dining options, a playhouse theatre, and musical entertainment. The Inn has 80 hotel-style rooms, 2 cottages, and deluxe suites; all are accommodations. Relax 1st-class 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, and entertainment and themed weekends are scheduled. 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. Special packages and events are available; 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! TAFTON Lakeside Country Cottages, adjacent to Rubber Duckie Boat Rentals, Route 507 and Route 390, Tafton. On Lake Wallenpaupack, with boat and jet-ski rentals and boat slip rentals on premises. Get away to this private wooded area in a cove, featuring rustic lakefront cottages, magnificent views, and sandy beach. Fully equipped kitchens, outdoor fire rings; bring your own linens. Many attractions, fishing, hunting, restaurants, marinas, swimming, and walking trails are all nearby. Call (570) 226-8907, and see www.lakesidecountrycottages.com.

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You’re invited to spend Memorial Day weekend, May 27th through 30th, at historic Skytop Lodge in Skytop. Hike or bike on 30+ miles of scenic trails, drop a line at the Skytop Fishing and Shooting Center, kayak crystal clear Skytop Lake, or discover the refined pleasure of lawn bowling. Try the 30-foot rock climbing wall, mountain bike challenge course, paintball, laser tag, or geocaching. Kick off the summer recreation season with indoor and outdoor swimming, golf, tennis, archery, or a good old-fashioned game of horseshoes! Skyview Spa delivers spectacular views and sensational treatments from Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massages to European facials, wraps, and pedicures. Skytop also features a fitness center with cardio and weightlifting equipment. The most satisfying dining, top-notch service, and luxurious accommodations are waiting at Skytop, just for you! Call 1-800-345-7759 for reservations, and experience this mountain estate at www.skytop.com.

1867 Glassworker’s Open House The Dorflinger Glass Museum presents Glassworker’s Open House events from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and 29th! Housed in the former home of renowned glassmaker Christian Dorflinger, amidst the 600-acre Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, the museum exhibits the largest collection of Dorflinger glass in the country. Christian Dorflinger was trained in glass making, blowing, cutting, and decorating during an 8-year apprenticeship at the Cristalleries de Saint Louis, France. He emigrated to the United States in 1846, establishing several glass factories in the New York area. In 1865, he moved his family to White Mills and built a glass factory and a factory town. An 1867 Glassworker’s House, restored by the Sanctuary, opens for guided tours on select dates. Gift shop proceeds help support the museum; choose from glass jewelry, ornaments, paperweights, hand-blown Blenko Glass, Pairpoint reproductions, Boyd’s Crystal Art Glass, and Mosser Glass. More 2011 open house dates are July 2nd, 3rd, and 30th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, and October 8th and November 26th and 27th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Admission is $2.00/ages 19+; $1.50/members and ages 55+; $1.00/ ages 6 to 18. Group tours are available. Call (570) 253-1185, and view www.dorflinger.org.

Golf Specials at Fernwood The challenging 18-hole par 71 golf course at Fernwood Hotel and Resort offers an Early Birdie Golf Special through Sunday, May 22nd! The special, for This Week in the Poconos readers, is $54 for 2 golfers or $99 for 4; advance tee times are required. Now’s the perfect time to take a lesson, brush up on your swing, and improve your game! PGA Golf Pro Ray Millard comments, “Back by popular demand, we are once again offering a 10-play golf coupon book for just $350. The coupons include 18 holes of golf with cart, are non-transferable and good any time throughout the season both weekends and weekdays. The book offers maximum flexibility at a great savings.” Fernwood spokesperson Gina Bertucci says, “Our resort course is known for its rolling hills, picturesque setting, and challenging, finely manicured greens. We are offering special spring golf and stay packages that include golf for 2 for each night stayed in a hotel room, starting from just $138 midweek.” Special senior rates are offered non-holiday Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and a ladies’ discount happens every Wednesday. Fernwood is a 440-acre resort on Route 209 in Bushkill featuring entertainment, swimming, sauna, massage, themed restaurants, horseback riding, and nearby outlet shopping, casino, and nature venues. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD, and check out www.FernwoodHotel.com!


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Skytop Lodge; Miss Pennsylvania will be on hand to assist with trophy presentation. Spectator admission on Sunday is $25 for adults and children 15 & over; kids under 15 enter free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be available at the gate and proceeds benefit the Burn Prevention Network. The event will occur rain or shine. Free on and off-site parking with shuttle service. Log on to the website www.concourseast.org or call (610) 969-3933 for additional information. For directions, log on to Skytop’s website www.skytop.com or call the resort at 1-800-345-7759. May 22 – Go on an “Adventures to the Ancients” Open Space Hike at Lake Lenape/Caledonia Creek Headwaters in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area from 1:00 to 5:00pm. The Monroe County Environmental Education Center invites you to join them on this open space hike led by Bill Sweeney, an old growth forest enthusiast, botanist and long-time DCNR naturalist and Don Miller, an open space advocate, long-time teacher, botanist and naturalist with Pocono Heritage Land Trust. Just west of the village of Delaware Water Gap lies a picturesque lake called Lake Lenape. Tourism and early resort development saved some of the old-growth forests there and visitors can still bear witness to ancient oak trees that have been growing since the colonial era. Take an easy two-mile hike around Lake Lenape before traveling a few miles to see some of the cleanest waters in Eastern Pennsylvania. Participants will marvel at the headwaters of the Caledonia Creek, a sacred site where water leaves the earth and begins its terrestrial journey surrounded by moss and towering 150-year-old tulip poplar trees. This program will be held from 1:00 to 5:00pm and is free, with suggested donations requested to support the Pocono Heritage Land Trust’s

Preserve Management Fund. Meet at 1:00pm in the PA Visitors Center parking lot on River Road, just off I-80 in Delaware Water Gap. Preregistration required by contacting Bill Sweeney at (610) 746-2808 or by email wisweeney@state.pa.us. The number at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center is (570) 629-3061. Visit their website www.mcconservation.org. May 22 – Today is BYOG Day at Skirmish USA in Albrightsville – Bring your own paintball gun today and play for FREE! Plus they’re having a Paintball Gun Sale - all guns are 10% off in the Skirmish Pro-Shop! Skirmish USA’s paintball facility covers 700 acres with 50 different fields including multi-story castles, an Old West town of over 20 buildings, an Airfield with real airplanes, The Metalands all-metal maze-like field, various city-scapes, futuristic fields with pipes and circles, and lots of lush, natural forest area. Skirmish is open every day, year round. Go to www.skirmish.com or call 1-800-SKIRMISH to make your reservations. May 22 - The NEPA Artists’ Street Fair will be held rain or shine on the 700 block of Main Street in Stroudsburg from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This is an exciting new venue for art lovers to view and choose new pieces of art, and for artists to make their work known on a larger scale. The NEPA Artists’ Street Fair is hosted by the Jewish Federation of NEPA. While you enjoy the art show, visit the kosher food purveyors who will feature a variety of kosher international food choices. For more information about the NEPA Artists’ Street Fair, contact Dassy Ganz, event chair at (570) 961-2300 ext. 2 or dassy.ganz@jewishnepa.org. May 22 – Bushkill Falls, “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” has an Early Bird Special today. Enter the trails before 11:00am and receive $1.00 off admission. Bushkill Falls is centered on eight roaring waterfalls and features miles of nature trails and picnic areas, plus paddle boats, miniature golf, fishing, exhibits, specialty shops and fun for all ages.

The famous Pocono Mountain attraction is located off of Route 209 in Bushkill and it opens to the public every day at 9:00am through November 27. Call Bushkill Falls at (570) 588-6682 or see their website www.visitbushkillfalls.com. May 22 – A Wildflower Identification Program & Wildflower Hike will be offered from 1:00 until 4:00pm at Nescopeck State Park. Join park staff in welcoming Dr. Ann Rhoads and Dr. Tim Block from the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rhoads and Dr. Block will share their vast knowledge of the wildflowers and plants found within Nescopeck State Park in a friendly and informative presentation. Participants ages 16 & up will receive indoor instruction on basic wildflower identification using a field guide followed by hands-on experience outdoors on a wildflower hike. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended. Registration is required for this free event by calling the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006. Visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. May 22 – Eckley Miners’ Village, a restored coal miners “patch town” in the Western Poconos, will host a Victorian Fashion Show from 2:00 until 5:00pm. Fashions may come and go but some classics are never out of style. Such are the fashions of the Victorian era. These garments and accessories of timeless elegance will be on display in a large tent in front of Eckley’s historic Sharpe House for a genteel afternoon of remembering how it used to be. The clothing and accessories of each model will be discussed either by the model or by a commentator. Models from Wilkes-Barre, Jim Thorpe and Eckley will not only parade their finery but be available for questions after the show. Visitors are encouraged to tour the Sharpe House after the show. Guests will be able to view a display of Victorian jewelry and hat pins in one room while, in another, they will be given an explanation of Victorian mourning practices and burial customs. A donation of $5 will


This Week in the Poconos 53 allow you to join in the fun. Tickets may be purchased at the door on in advance at the Eckley museum. Eckley Miners’ Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. The village is located ten miles east of Hazleton just off Route 940 in the Western Poconos. For more information or directions call (570) 636-2070, or find Eckley on the web at www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. May 25 – A Spring Bog Walk through the blooming Tannersville Cranberry Bog will be led by a naturalist from the Monroe County Environmental Education Center from 1:00 to 3:30pm. The bog is special as it is a northern boreal bog, which is very unique for this part of the country. Protected by The Nature Conservancy, the Tannersville bog is a National Natural Landmark. Signs of spring will be everywhere as the group ventures into this unique wetland habitat, which includes many orchids and insecteating plants! Access to the interior of the bog is substantial along a

1650’ “floating” boardwalk, making for spectacular photo opportunities. Highlights include viewing blooming plants such as marsh marigold, bog rosemary, bog laurel and many others. Meet for the walk at the Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville. Pre-registration is required and the cost to attend is $5. Call the Monroe County Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061 to register. www.mcconservation.org May 26 – Beltzville State Park is offering a special Guided Kayak Program from 6:00pm to 8:30pm beginning at the Preacher’s Camp Boat Launch. Bring your kayak or canoe or borrow one from Beltzville State Park and join guest naturalist Stephanie Strub for a guided paddle on Beltzville Lake, one of the most popular flatwater kayaking locations in the Pocono Mountains! Bring plenty of water and wear shoes and clothing that can get wet! If you bring your own canoe or kayak, it must have a PA State Park Launch Permit or registration from the PAFBC. All

participants must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved Type I, II, or III PFD (lifejacket). The group will disembark along the way to stop for a quick picnic dinner (bring your own and maybe some to share). There is a $10 per person usage fee to borrow the park’s kayaks, $5 per person for those with their own equipment. Registration is required for the Guided Kayak Program. To register, call Stephanie at (215) 453-5015. To find out more, call Beltzville State Park at (610) 377-9150 or log on to www.visitpaparks.com. May 26 – For many people, the song of the whip-poor-will is just a memory from the past. Join Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman on a Nightjar Field Trip in search of the mysterious whip-poorwill and its relative the common nighthawk. Participants will meet at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville at 7:00pm for an introduction on these members of the nightjar family, and then travel by van to (Continued on Page 54)

Delaware Water Gap on Sale! The Delaware Water Gap on Sale community-wide yard sale is coming to scenic Delaware Water Gap from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, May 21st. Discover brilliant bargains and find fab treasures at numerous individual yard sales and garage sales in this charming little borough! Munch a tasty lunch at one of several distinctive local eateries, and enjoy a few carefree hours off the beaten path. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is Sunday, May 22nd. For more information, call the Delaware Water Gap borough office at (570) 476-0331, and take in www.delawarewatergap.com.

Pike County Community Expo & Car Show The Pike County Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) will host Community Expo & Car Show 2011 at the Delaware Valley School in Milford from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, May 21st. Admission is free and you’re encouraged to check out 55+ vendors, all highlighting a Go Green theme representing various businesses, civic and non-profit organizations, restaurants, and artisans. Enjoy the displays, demonstrations, raffles, and food. Cruise the Classic Antique Car Show and cast your vote! Catch a special appearance by celebrity Lisa Alexander, the Queen of Green Living and founder and CEO of Green Life, Inc. For more information, call the PCCC at (570) 296-8700, or visit www.pikechamber.com.


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locations where these birds may be seen and heard. The cost to attend is $12 and pre-registration with payment is required. Return time is approximately 10:00pm. For more information or to register for the Nightjar Field Trip, call the Monroe County Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061. Visit www.mcconservation.org. May 26 – The Wayne County Genealogy Group Meets from 4:30 to 5:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main Street in Honesdale. Beginners and experienced researchers are welcome to attend these informative sessions. For more information, call (570) 253-3240 or (570) 253-5468 or send an email to wchspa@ptd.net. See the Historical Society’s website at www.waynehistorypa.org. May 26 – A new Chess Club meets at 6:00pm most Thursday evenings at the Clymer Library in Pocono Pines. The club is open to all ages. If you like, you may bring your own chess set to use. Donations of unused chess sets will be accepted by the club. For more information and to sign up, call the library at 646-0826 or visit the Circulation Desk. The Clymer Library is easy to find on Firehouse Road in Pocono Pines. Check them out online at www.clymerlibrary.org. May 27 – The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park in Hawley will host a Wine Chat with the Wine Chick with resident Sommelier and wine professional Leslie Chappell-Britt. Every Friday at 5:00pm Leslie leads participants through the intriguing and not-so-mysterious world of wine with tastings, workshops and discussions. This will be an informal, unassuming and entertaining hour to kick off your weekend! There is a $12 tasting fee. The Settlers Inn is located at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack. Call the Inn with Wine Chat questions at

(570) 226-2993 or toll-free 1-800833-8527. www.thesettlersinn.com May 27 – Almost everyone is familiar with GPS (Global Positioning System) these days. But did you know that you can use it to find buried treasure? Learn all about it during the Introduction to Geocaching program being offered from 5:30 to 7:00pm at Hickory Run State Park. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Meet at the Campground Amphitheater to discover the basics of geocaching and learn how to use a handheld GPS unit. Then it’s off to practice using a GPS unit to find hidden treasure! Borrow one of the park’s GPS units or bring your own; only bring your GPS if you are already familiar with its operation. You will also be introduced to geocaching. com and learn how to continue geocaching on your own. This exciting program is free to the public, however registration is required. To register, call Hickory Run State Park at (570) 443-0400. Check out the Pennsylvania State Parks website www.visitpaparks.com. May 27 thru 30 – Kick-off the summer season and spend Memorial Day Weekend at the historic Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA. With the children out of school for the holiday weekend and all of Skytop’s summer activities available, including indoor and outdoor swimming, golf, tennis, biking, boating, fishing, rock climbing, paintball, geo-caching, 33 miles of hiking trails and more, what better time to enjoy all that this four-season resort has to offer! For your Memorial Day Weekend reservations, call Skytop Lodge at 1-800-345-7759. See photos of the breathtaking mountain estate at the website www.skytop.com. May 27 thru June 12 – The Dutot Museum & Gallery on Main Street (Route 611) in Delaware Water Gap presents an Art Exhibition

by Jim Smeltz & Students. The exhibit will be on display during the museum’s regular hours, Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00pm. The public is invited meet Jim and his students and discuss their works during the Opening Reception from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, May 27. The Dutot Museum & Gallery houses rotating fine art exhibits in its first floor gallery, and a museum of local history upstairs. One room is a preserved schoolroom, where visitors can sit at the old desks and watch a slide show on local history; another room overflows with memorabilia of the town’s history. You may call (570) 476-4240 or (570) 421-5809 for further details. www.dutotmuseum.com May 28 – CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark Opens for the Season on weekends at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville; daily operations will resume in mid-June. CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark features a total of thirty-two waterslides (the most waterslides in Pennsylvania!), a wave pool, the Action River, two kids’ play areas, bumper boats, chairlift rides, mini golf and many other exciting activities. Try surfing on the Flow Rider static wave attraction! How about some family fun on The Pharaoh’s Phortress, a four-story, multi-level family play structure that features eight waterslides, a wading lagoon, fountains, spray guns and a 4-story tall, 1,500 gallon water tipping bucket! If you’d rather stay dry try CBK Mountain Adventures, an adventure park for the adrenaline junkie with multiple levels of challenging tree-top ropes courses, zip-lines, Mountain Segways and more! CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark is located off I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Visit www.camelbeach.com or call (570) 629-1661 for more information. May 28 – Members of the Pocono Outdoor Club will lead a Hike on the Appalachian Trail near Delaware Water Gap at 11:00am. This two mile easy-to-moderate hike on the famous Appalachian Trail includes spectacular views, so bring your camera! The hike includes


This Week in the Poconos 55 some short uphill sections and is good for beginners. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, bring water and a snack. For meeting place and more information, call hike leader Sue Prendergast at (570) 242-0519. 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. May 28 – Bring the whole tribe for the Family Nature Games Hike from 1:00 until 2:30pm at Nescopeck State Park. Visit the park for an exciting hike filled with nature-related games suitable for the whole family! This easy one-mile walk is a great opportunity to get some exercise while learning about wildlife and having fun. Sandals are not suitable for this walk, so be sure to wear sneakers. Registration is required for this free walk by calling the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006. Visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. May 28 & 29 – Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm near Stroudsburg invites you and your whole family to their 23rd Annual Farm Animal Frolic. From 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday and noon until 4:00pm on Sunday, children (and grown-ups) will have the unique opportunity to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. Watch chicks hatching from their eggs and feel the soft fur of the baby bunnies. Enjoy old time games, duck sliding, and hay jumping in the barn. Don’t miss seeing the new lambs with their soft fleece, the frisky baby goats and the adorable piglets with their funny little noses! There will be activities for all ages and plenty of good food for sale, including homemade desserts and bread being baked in the big outdoor bake oven. Pony rides for children and horse-drawn wagon rides will be available for an extra charge, and there will be a free Children’s Show at 1:00pm each day. Admission to Farm Animal Frolic is $8 adults and $5 for kids 3

– 12 and the event will occur rain or shine. Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed! Quiet Valley is located 3½ miles south of Stroudsburg off of Business Route 209. For more information, call (570) 992-6161 or visit www.quietvalley.org. May 28 & 29 – The annual Shawnee Celtic Festival brings two full days of the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and the Scottish Highlands to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in Shawnee-on-Delaware! Festival hours are from 11:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday & Sunday. This big event highlights non-stop Celtic music on three stages: indoors in air-conditioned comfort and outside at the open-air Courtyard Stage and on the Main Stage under the Fest Tent. Additional entertainment includes a Bagpipers Parade, a Fiddlers Jam, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers, Celtic Wizard Magic Shows, and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors! There will also be kids’ activities, including the Celtic Farm Animal Petting Zoo, face painting and more. Shawnee Mountain is easy to find on Hollow Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, just off Interstate 80 exit 309. For more information about the Shawnee Celtic Festival, call (570) 421-7231 or visit www.shawneemt.com. May 28 & 29 – The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced that this is the target date for a Recreational Dam Release

Weekend on the Lehigh River, creating breathtaking whitewater conditions. By regulating the Francis Walter Dam near White Haven, the Corps plans to release hundreds of cubic feet per second of additional water into the Lehigh on Saturday & Sunday. Rafters, kayakers and other adventurous boaters anxiously await the dam release, and will flock to the river for a chance to ride whitewater. To arrange your Lehigh River rafting adventure, call Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe at 1-800-WHITEWATER or call Whitewater Challengers in White Haven at 1-800-443-8554. Visit www.poconowhitewater.com and www.whitewaterchallengers.com. May 28 & 29 – There will be an Open House at the historic 1867 Glassworker’s House on Charles Street in White Mills. Hours are 1:00pm to 4:00pm both days and a small admission will be charged. White Mills is half-way between Hawley and Honesdale on Route 6. For more information, visit www.dorflinger.org or call (570) 253-1185. May 28 thru 30 – Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend on Lake Wallenpaupack with Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour! Gather the whole family, sit back and relax during an hour-long cruise on spectacular Lake Wallenpaupack. Your tour guide will describe the (Continued on Page 56)

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area and the history behind this beautiful lake. Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour is located at 2487 Route 6 in Hawley, close to the intersection of Route 6 and Route 507. For specific tour times, call (570) 226-3293 or log on to www.wallenpaupackboattour.com. May 29 – Walk, run, drive or fly to the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport (MPO) off Route 611 north of Mount Pocono for their annual Aviation Day event. The day’s activities will include a Fly-In/DriveIn Breakfast from 8:00am until 1:00pm, and an Open House all day. There will be numerous static displays to view, including antique airplanes and aviation things, antique cars, military equipment displays, and the famous Pocono Raceway Pace Car. You can even go for an exciting Helicopter Ride or Airplane Ride! Admission to Aviation Day is Free and the public is welcome to attend; bring the whole family and your lawn chairs! Refreshments will be available. As part of the Young Eagles EAA Program, there will be FREE Airplane Rides for Children ages 8 to 17 from 9:00am to 1:00pm! Aviation Day is hosted by the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport Authority and Moyer Aviation; sponsors include The Original Baileys Rib & Steakhouse, Smuggler’s Cove, and the Mount Pocono Rotary Club. Proceeds from Aviation Day benefit worthy causes. For more information, call (570) 839-0258 or 839-7161. www.mpoairport.com May 29 - The Worthington Open begins at 8:00am with a Shotgun Start at the 27-hole golf course at the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee-on-Delaware. The format will be 2 Person Combined Score and registration is $75 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, coffee and donuts, BBQ buffet (steak, swordfish, chicken, burgers) and over $500 in prize money. Completed in 1911, the championship golf course at the

Shawnee Inn is A.W. Tillinghast’s first-ever design. Twenty-four of the course’s holes are actually on Shawnee Island, surrounded by the gently flowing Delaware River! The historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort is easy to find off River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. For more information or to register for the Worthington Open, call 1-800SHAWNEE. www.shawneeinn.com May 29 – A Memorial Day Parade will step off at 1:00pm in Downtown Hawley, to honor the United States men and women who have died in military service to their country. Memorial Day is a U.S. Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2011 on May 30) to commemorate the sacrifice of these brave men and women. It is also traditionally viewed as the beginning of the summer vacation season, as many schools are dismissed around Memorial Day. Log on to www.lakeregioncc.com and www.visithawleypa.com. May 29 – The Cresco Station Museum in Cresco invites everyone to come enjoy an afternoon of music by John James & Friends from 2:00 until 4:00pm, with free admission to the public. In conjunction with the musical program, the museum will also host an Ice Cream Social and an Art Show. The Cresco Station Museum is located on Sand Spring Road off Route 390 in Cresco (at the old Cresco Railroad Depot) and is administered by the Barrett Township Historical Society. For further details you may call the museum at (570) 595-6157 or call Mickey at (570) 595-2501. May 29 – The Lacawac Sanctuary, a 520-acre nature preserve on Lake Wallenpaupack, will host a program titled “Fish Nest Observations & Paddle” at 3:00pm. Join Dr. Mark Olson on a tour around the shore zone of glacial Lake Lacawac to observe the nesting behavior of resident fish species. Learn about the reproductive behavior of these fishes and about Dr. Olson’s research on the implications of nest site selection for UV radiation exposure (global

warming). There is a $7 fee to attend and pre-registration is required. To register, call (570) 689-9494 or email info@lacawac.org. The 520acre Lacawac Sanctuary is a nonprofit nature preserve, research field station and historic site located on Lake Wallenpaupack. It is one of the few sites nationwide that is federally recognized as both a National Natural Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The sanctuary’s programs are open to the public and include environmental, historical and cultural offerings as well as three miles of hiking trails. See their website www.lacawac.org. May 29 – A Morning Bird Walk is scheduled from 8:00 to 10:00am at Nescopeck State Park. Join park volunteer Dave Kruel for a morning stroll to look for and listen to birds. You don’t want to miss seeing and hearing some of the park’s most colorful residents. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking. Meet at the wooden bridge by the park office for this walk. The Morning Bird Walk 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. May 30 – Get out your red, white and blue and head to East Stroudsburg and Stroudsburg for the annual Memorial Day Parade, a great way to get out and honor those who have served our country so bravely! The parade will step off at 10:00am from East Stroudsburg South High School down North/South Courtland Street to Washington Street, then over the Inter-Borough Bridge into Stroudsburg, onto McConnell Street to Kane Street to Lower Main Street. The parade will continue west on Main Street in Downtown Stroudsburg, and end near Main and 7th streets. The East Stroudsburg/Stroudsburg Memorial Day Parade has been organized by the United Veterans Organization of Monroe County. For parade information, contact Al Fariole at (570) 223-2661. You may also reach the Jacob Stroud Corporation


This Week in the Poconos 57 at (570) 424-0325 or online at www.stroudsburg.net. May 30 – Today is a Fish-forFree Day in the State of Pennsylvania! Fish-for-Free Day allows anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish in Pennsylvania without a fishing license. It’s a great opportunity to introduce someone to the lifelong sport of fishing. There’s no better way to enjoy Pennsylvania’s great outdoors than a day of fishing with the entire family. Remember that all other regulations apply, but no fishing license is necessary to fish on PA’s waterways today. Another Fish-for-Free Day is planned for

September 5, 2011. For complete details, check out the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s website at www.fish.state.pa.us. June 1 – A Spring Bog Walk through the blooming Tannersville Cranberry Bog will be led by a naturalist from the Monroe County Environmental Education Center from 1:00 to 3:30pm. The bog is special as it is a northern boreal bog, which is very unique for this part of the country. Protected by The Nature Conservancy, the Tannersville bog is a National Natural Landmark. Signs of spring will be everywhere as the group ventures into this

unique wetland habitat, which includes many orchids and insecteating plants! Access to the interior of the bog is substantial along a 1650’ “floating” boardwalk, making for spectacular photo opportunities. Highlights include viewing blooming plants such as marsh marigold, bog rosemary, bog laurel and many others. Meet for the walk at the Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville. Pre-registration is required and the cost to attend is $5. Call the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (Continued on Page 58)

CamelBeach opens May 28th CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark opens for the season on weekends, beginning Saturday, May 28th! The park features a total of 32 waterslides (the most in Pennsylvania), a wave pool, Action River, 2 kids’ play areas, bumper boats, chairlift rides, miniature golf, and new Sand Storm and Dune Runner family rides. Surf on the Flow Rider static wave attraction and conquer Pharaoh’s Phortress, a multi-level play structure with 8 waterslides, a wading lagoon, fountains, spray guns, and a 4-story, 1,500-gallon water tipping bucket! If you’d rather stay dry, try CBK Mountain Adventures, an adventure park for the adrenaline junkie with multiple levels of challenging tree-top ropes courses, zip-lines, mountain segways, and more! CamelBeach Mountain Waterpark and CBK Mountain Adventures are at Camelback Mountain Resort, on Camelback Road via Route 715 off I-80 exit 299, in Tannersville. Daily operations will commence in mid-June. Call (570) 629-1661, and make a splash at www.camelbeach.com!

Pocono Raceway wins Environmental Excellence Award Picture 4,000 American-made solar panels across 25 acres, comprising Pennsylvania’s largest solar farm as well as the world’s largest-such project at a sports venue. The 3-megawatt (3,000 kilowatt) solar farm was created, without state incentives, as a hedge against increased electricity costs in the post-rate-cap era of energy deregulation. Governor Tom Corbett announces Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, among 13 total project venues across the state, as a winner of the 2011 Environmental Excellence Award. Other winning projects include abandoned mine drainage reclamation and reducing the environmental impact of glass processing. “These businesses, schools and organizations have demonstrated a commitment to finding new approaches to reduce our impact on the environment,” Corbett said. “I commend them for their efforts, as these projects certainly raise the bar for all citizens, businesses, and organizations to be more environmentally conscious.” Visit the Department of Environmental Protection, www.dep.state.pa.us, or the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, www.pecpa.org, to learn more; congratulations, Pocono Raceway!


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at (570) 629-3061 to register. www.mcconservation.org June 2 – “Come Paint with Me” is a free, non-instructional program of on-site outdoor painting & sketching sessions for adult and student artists. Artists will meet today from 10:00am until 3:00pm at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford. Visit the beautiful family gardens for a day of exploring and painting. Artists are encouraged to paint outdoors at their own pace with mediums of their choice. Representing many levels of expertise and variations in style and technique, artists are offered the opportunity to network with others, share a common interest, and socialize over lunch break where informal critique is often included. Meet at the Grey Towers Gazebo at 10:00 for a welcoming morning refreshment and introduction to the program, and the brief presentation “Journaling, Important to the Plein Air Painter.” Registration is not necessary to attend “Come Paint with Me” sessions. The Grey Towers gathering is rain or shine. Artists are expected to meet at the various locations bringing their own materials. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch. Restrooms will be available. For directions or more information, call Joan Polishook at (570) 775-6896 or visit www.joanpolishook-art.com. All are welcome to join this free program! June 2 – Meet a naturalist at 9:00am at The Nature Conservancy’s Hauser Nature Center in Long Pond for a Hike to Hypsie Gap and Grass Lake. This fun two-mile hike is rated “easiest.” Come out to get some exercise, learn about the area’s rich history and natural features, and relax in the fresh air. Join a naturalist from Hickory Run State Park on select Thursdays for hikes at Pocono Mountain State Parks and neighboring public lands. The Hauser Nature Center is located on Long Pond Road in Long Pond. For more information or directions,

call the Hickory Run State Park office at (570) 443-0400 or log on to the PA State Parks website www.visitpaparks.com. June 2 thru 5 - Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean in the Pocono Mountains at the big Greek Food Festival being held on the grounds of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 135 Stokes Avenue in Stroudsburg. Bring the family to enjoy the delicious and reasonably priced Greek cuisine, lively Greek music and traditional dance performances. Indulge in authentic Greek fare, scrumptious homemade pastries, real Greek coffee and sweets. Take-outs are available and you may phone in your orders. Or just sit back and relax with a glass of Ouzo at the large Outdoor Bar & Grille while you enjoy dance performances with a Greek DJ all weekend. The Bookstore will be also open and Church Tours will be available. Admission to the Greek Festival is FREE and so is parking! Hours are 11:00am to 10:00pm Thursday through Saturday, noon to 7:00pm on Sunday. For more information, call (570) 421-5734 or log on to www.holycrosspoconos.org. Opa! June 3 – Cool cars, hot night! American Graffiti comes to Hawley during the Friday Night Car Cruise from 5:00pm to dusk. The Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP) and the NEPA Coasters Car Club have teamed up to present beautiful car classics, music and more in Hawley’s Bingham Park. After you stroll through some of Hawley’s inviting shops and eateries, put your blanket or lawn chair down in front the Bingham Park Bandstand for an evening of good music, classic cars and fun. No admission fee; the cruise and entertainment are free! Be sure to bring your lucky rabbit’s foot as there will be door prizes and raffles too! Refreshments will be available. To find out more about the Friday Night Car Cruise, call the Downtown Hawley Partnership at (570) 226-4064 or log on to www.visithawleypa.com. June 3 – The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park in Hawley will host

a Wine Chat with the Wine Chick with resident Sommelier and wine professional Leslie Chappell-Britt. Every Friday at 5:00pm Leslie leads participants through the intriguing and not-so-mysterious world of wine with tastings, workshops and discussions. This will be an informal, unassuming and entertaining hour to kick off your weekend! There is a $12 tasting fee. The Settlers Inn is located at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack. Call the Inn with Wine Chat questions at (570) 226-2993 or toll-free 1-800833-8527. www.thesettlersinn.com June 4 – Today is National Trails Day, organized by the American Hiking Society. National Trails Day has grown to inspire nearly a million hiking enthusiasts to gather to celebrate their favorite trails on the first weekend in June every year. To learn about National Trails Day hikes and activities planned for you in the Pocono Mountains, log on to www.americanhiking.org. June 4 – Hike the Shoreline of Lake Wallenpaupack on National Trails Day! Have you heard about the new walking trail along the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack? There’s no better time than on National Trails Day to check it out. Join PPL’s Meg Welker from 1:30 to 3:30pm as she leads this leisurely stroll from the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center by the dam near Hawley over to the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Visitors Center. Hear about the history behind the construction of the lake, and explore other surprises nature may reveal. Keith Williams, Visitors Center manager, will introduce the group to this facility and share the many exhibits including some photos of the Hensel Collection, fish exhibits and two large reference maps that were recently installed. The hike will be about 3 miles of easy to moderate terrain. Wear proper footwear and bring some drinking water. PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center is situated on Route 6 near Hawley. For more information you can reach PPL’s (Continued on Page 62)


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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE 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 1-800-588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com. See everything at www.c21PoconoPines.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 and 423 in Pocono Pines. Lake Naomi sales and vacation rentals are a specialty, with a large sales staff specializing in Lake Naomi and Timber Trails. Get a free Kids Fun Pack with off-season and winter rentals! Call 1-800-5371479 or (570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.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 Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony office locations: Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, and Jack Frost Entrance; as well as Route 903 in Albrightsville! Primary and vacation home sales, rentals, investment and commercial properties, lots, and acreage. 700+ rental homes! Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Call 1-800-4443721 and see www.prr1.com.

940 in Pocono Lake at the Locust Lake Village entrance. Real estate (Continued on Page 60)

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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 1-800-588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email i n fo @ C 2 1 Po c o n o P i n e s . c o m .

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See everything at www.c21PoconoPines.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 off-season and winter rentals! Call 1-800-5371479 or (570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.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 Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, Jack Frost Entrance, and Route 903 in Albrightsville!

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Primary and vacation home sales, rentals, investment and commercial properties, lots, and acreage. 700+ rental homes! Serving many communities. Call 1-800-444-3721 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 i n fo @ C 2 1 Po c o n o P i n e s . c o m . 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 off-season and winter rentals! Call 1-800-5371479 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! 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


This Week in the Poconos 61 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 1-800444-3721 and see www.prr1.com. LANDSCAPE DESIGN/NURSERIES Ross & Ross Nursery, Inc., Route 191 in Paradise Valley. All things green and blooming, since 1932! Stroll through landscape designs, exotic plants, garden gifts, pond supplies, and water plants, upon sturdy, attractive walkways and patios, which they also install. Nice old country things, as well as fresh, fragrant, tasty, healthy herbs at on-site Ross Herbs and Antiques. Open daily; phone (570) 595-9760. 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.,

Rt. 940, Pocono Lake • 570 646-4600 * Prices to qualified buyers with 5% down, 5% APR, fixed for 30 years based on $162,900 to qualified buyers. Subject to change without notice. Ask for details.

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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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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. June 4 – Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe invites you to join them for a Big Day Out on the Lehigh River. Bike, hike and raft with Pocono Whitewater all in one big day! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. It’s an awesome adventure for only $89.95 per person! For your reservations, call 1-800-WHITEWATER or visit www.poconowhitewater.com. June 4 – The Lacawac Sanctuary, a 520-acre nature preserve on Lake Wallenpaupack, will host a program titled “A Bird in the Hand” from 8:00am until noon. Join Dr. Jeffrey Stratford in exploring the birds of Lacawac and those migrants who pass through the area each spring and fall. Millions of birds journey from their nests in North America to winter in South and Central America, and then return each spring. Dr. Stratford will help identify many species that pass through the area and will demonstrate how scientists use a “mist net.” We some luck, the group may even catch some birds for closer examination and release. Bring a camera! There is a $7 fee to attend and pre-registration is required. To register, call (570) 6899494 or email info@lacawac.org. The 520-acre Lacawac Sanctuary is a non-profit nature preserve, research field station and historic site located on Lake Wallenpaupack. It is one of the few sites nationwide that is federally recognized as both a National Natural Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The sanctuary’s programs are open to the public and include environmental, historical and cultural offerings as well as three miles of hiking trails. See their website www.lacawac.org.

June 4 – Connect with Kestrels with “The Birdman” Paul Karner from 1:00 to 2:30pm at PPL Corporation’s Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, nestled along the shores of the Delaware River in Bangor. In 1978, Paul Karner began a program to provide nesting sites for the American kestrel by placing nesting boxes throughout prime kestrel habitat. These boxes allowed this small falcon to return yearly to raise its young. The program has grown to over 80 kestrel boxes and has allowed Karner, a federally licensed bird bander, to band these birds to study them. Enjoy a slide show of his successes and challenges as he follows several pairs of kestrels throughout the years. The presentation will also showcase live falcons along with some other surprises. A short field trip to see some of the nest boxes he maintains on PPL property will follow his presentation. Bring your camera! The program will be held at the Lower Mount Bethel Welcome Center, 7701 Martins Creek-Belvidere Highway in Bangor (adjacent to Riverton Bridge). Registration is appreciated by contacting PPL at (570) 542-2886 or 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. June 4 – The Annual Viking Fest hosted by Sons of Norway Bernt Balchen Lodge #566 returns to Bohemia (Rowland) at 6:00pm. A traditional Norwegian roast pork dinner will be served at the Central Volunteer Fire Hall, 574 Westcolang Road off Route 590 in Bohemia (Rowland). Tickets are $18 adults, $8 kids and reservations are required by calling Elsie at (570) 685-7086. June 4 – There will be an Open House at the Old Stone Jail in Honesdale from 10:00am until 1:00pm today. No longer in use,

the historic jail was built in 1859 and is located between the Wayne County Courthouse and 10th Street in Honesdale. The squat stone structure housed Wayne County’s miscreants until 1935. Constructed almost entirely of rough stone, its damp, gloomy interior has most often been compared to a dungeon. “Jailer” Dick Kreitner will be on hand to usher visitors into the 9’x12’ cells as he relates the history of the jail, including numerous jailbreaks and some of its more notorious occupants. The Old Stone Jail Open House is free to the public. For additional details, call the Wayne County Historical Society at (570) 253-3240 or visit their very interesting website at www.waynehistorypa.org. June 4 – There will be a Craft/ Flea Market at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department on Route 739 in Lords Valley (one mile north of I-84). Hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, rain or shine. For more information call (570) 775-7355. June 4 & 5 – Are you jumping for a little amphibian fun? Join staff at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry from 1:00 until 3:00pm on Saturday or Sunday for their popular Frog Frolic and learn all about our wet and vocal friends. Adults and children alike will have fun learning about local frog species while hopping around trying to carefully catch them. Wear boots and plan on getting dirty! The cost to attend is $5. PEEC, a nonprofit 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, call PEEC at (570) 8282319 or log on to www.peec.org.


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YOUR COMPLETE SOURCE FOR COOKWARE Anything anybody wants for cooking. Giftware for people whose passion is cooking. Lots of unusual things you don’t find anywhere else — all kitchen tested and quality guaranteed — and all related to the hours spent in the kitchen. We feature personal service, frequent demonstrations, free recipes and cooking advice. In Specialty Foods we have fresh Imported Reggiano Parmesan Cheese, Italian Pastas, flavored vinegars, mustards, along with Swiss chocolate. Also teas and spices. We proudly represent SCANPAN CLASSIC CERAMIC TITANIUM cookware. This fantastic Danish product features a permanent nonstick surface. You can use metal utensils with it. It is oven-proof. It has the best heat dispersion of any cookware ever! SCANPAN is beautiful, and carries a full lifetime warranty against surface cracks, peels and blisters. We have 25 years Scanpan experience — it’s a winner.

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If you ever had a interest in flying, now’s the time! Become a charter member of the region’s only flying club Pocono Mountains Flying Club The Purpose of this non-profit club is to encourage all types of flying, training, education and camaraderie. The Membership requires a $2,200 buy-in and dues of $50 per month. The membership may be resold with the club’s permission. The Benefits include use of the Cessna 150 trainer at $50 per hour including fuel. Members will also be able to use FAA approved flight instructors (CFI) for an additional fee. For more information contact:

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