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Christmas Tree Sale

Coolbaugh Twp. Volunteer Fire Company Fundraiser

NOW thru DECEMBER 24th Mon. 6pm-8pm Fri. 5pm-8pm Sat. & Sun. 10am-8pm at Wildflower Drive and Rt. 196, Tobyhanna

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Thursday, January 2 is Learn a Snow Sport Day at Shawnee Mountain! The family and beginnerfriendly ski area will offer 100 introductory Learn to Ski packages, featuring beginner lift access, rentals and lessons, for just $20 each while supplies last. Lessons are available at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Reservations are required and limited to the first 100 guests. To register, call (570) 421-7231 ext. 210. Event proceeds benefit Bushkill Outreach, a monthly food pantry for emergency distributions. January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and Shawnee Mountain is celebrating with great deals all month long! Find printable coupons and package details at www.shawneemt.com. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is located on Hollow Road in Shawnee-onDelaware. For directions and additional information, visit www.shawneemt. com, or call (570) 421-7231.

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Information subject to change. Weekends through December 22: Santa’s Winterfest, Country Junction, Interchange Road (Route 209), Lehighton, (610) 377-5050, www. countryjunction.com. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Enjoy cookie-decorating, story time, a walk-through Twinkle Town, scavenger hunts, coloring contests and much more! Cost: $4/adult, $10/child 12 and under. Photos and breakfast with Santa. Fresh-cut Christmas trees for sale.

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Saturday, December 21: Christmas in ICE, Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Ice Harvest Museum, Lakeville, (570) 226-6246, www. sculptediceworks.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ice Works studio will be transformed into a holiday display IN ICE! See reindeer, Santa’s workshop, a nativity and more! The holiday gift shop will have some great gifts with free wrapping available. Admission: $12/adult, $8/child. Saturday and Sunday, December 21 & 22: Candy Cane Demonstrations, Callie’s Pretzel Factory, Routes 390 and 191, Cresco, (570) 595-2280, www.calliescandy.com. 2 p.m. Enjoy

dazzling demonstrations and sweet treats at Callie’s! Call for information. Saturday and Sunday, December 21 & 22: Winter “Jam,” Daley Chocolates and Supplies, Route 940, Pocono Summit, (570) 836-1092. Noon to 5 p.m. Sample winter flavors in fresh fudge and chocolates! Marty, of Marty’s Home Kitchen, will offer samples of his gourmet jams and jellies. Sunday, December 22: Sit with Santa Sunday, Daley Chocolates and Supplies, Route 940, Pocono Summit, (570) 836-1092. Noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy photo opportunities and sweet surprises at Daley Chocolates!

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Coming Events (Continued from Page 4) Sunday, December 22: Santa Arrives, The Pocono Bazaar Flea Market, Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 223-8640, www.poconobazaar.com. Noon to 3 p.m. Meet Old Saint Nick at Building 3. Be sure to bring your camera! Sunday, December 29 through Wednesday, January 1: New Year’s Eve Snowtubing Bash, Fernwood’s Winter Fun Center, Bushkill, (888) 3376966, www.fernwoodresortpoconos. com. Celebrate the season with snowtubing, fireworks, DJ entertainment and barbecue cuisine. See website for package details. Monday, December 30 through Thursday, January 2: New Year’s Celebration, The French Manor Inn and Spa, Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090. This elegant escape package includes a black-tie dinner affair, champagne toast and live jazz music. An “à la carte” dinner will be available to the public at 5 p.m. on December 31. Call or visit thefrenchmanor.com for details. Tuesday, December 31: New Year’s Eve Bash, Ehrhardt’s Waterfront

7 Banquet Center, Hawley, (570) 2267355 ext. 2, www.ehrhardts.com. 8 p.m. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner, music, dancing, a champagne toast and more! Advance ticket sales only. Call for reservations. Tuesday, December 31: New Year’s Eve Dinner, Crescent Lodge and Country Inn, Paradise Valley, (570) 595-7486, www.crescentlodge.com. Enjoy a special holiday dinner at the Crescent Lodge! Accommodation packages are available. See website for details.

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Dutch’s Shur Save, 1564 Route 507, Greentown, (570) 676-3373. A complete supermarket with convenience, variety and great service.

Daley Chocolates & Supplies, Route 940, Pocono Summit, (570) 839-1092, daleychocolates@yahoo. com. The “Sweetest Spot in the Poconos!” Gourmet chocolate, candies, gift baskets and more!

Holley Ross Pottery, Route 191, La Anna, (570) 676-3248, holleyross. com. Pottery showroom, gift shop

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Polish Pottery as seen on QVC Genuine Fiesta Cranberry Glass Willow Tree Canister Sets Stepping Stones

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and studio producing original works including Weeping Gold Pottery. Large selections of Fiestaware, Polish Pottery and Romertopf Healthy Bakeware at great prices. House of Candles, Route 715, Henryville, (570) 629-1953, houseofcandles.com. See candles made at the Oldest Candle Shop of the Poconos! Selections include votives, jar candles, pillars and carved candles. Closed Sundays. Stop in and dip your own wax hand! Hunter’s Gallery, Routes 590 & 348, Hamlin, (570) 689-7898, huntersgallery.com. Hunting and fishing equipment, archery supplies, apparel and more!

BEAUTY + BODY CO. Paradise Valley, PA

570 839-0620

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Storekeepers: Maryann & Mickey Miller

HOURS: 8 AM to 5 PM Closed Sunday Building Materials ~ Hardware & Paints Distinctive Gifts ~ Green Mountain Coffees ~ Vera Bradley Byers’ Choice ~ Burt’s Bees ~ Sprag Mill Art Gallery

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11 Hutton Metalcrafts, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 972-6331, copperlamps.com. Unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns and sculptures, fine pewter Christmas ornaments. Oil paintings on glass. Jasmin Jewelers, DePue Plaza, Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 8729797, jasminjewelers.com. Familyowned and operated. Specializing in fine custom jewelry and expert repair. Kristina’s Creations, Pocono Peddlers Village, Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 369-5335. Wildlife collections, stained glass, candle holders and incense burners, wood carvings, local artwork and custom tie-dye.

Mountain View Vineyard and Winery, Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, mountainviewvineyard.com. Familyowned and operated boutique winery offering distinctive wine tastings, unique gift items and seasonal tours of the picturesque mountainside vineyard and new Mountain View Distillery. Ages 21+ only. Pocono Auction Gallery, 212 Summit Avenue, Pocono Summit, (570) 839-1234, auctionzip.com— auction ID #5252. The Poconos’ oldest full-service auction gallery CALL

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

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Maggie Mae’s Furniture & Mattresses, 864 Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-4888. Furniture, mattresses, accessories, gifts, new and used items and more!

Michael’s Flooring, Window, Kitchen & Bath Center, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-1502, michcarp.com. One-stop shop for home improvements. Flooring, kitchen and bath remodeling, window coverings and more. Custom installation and free estimates.

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Lesh’s Leather, Route 611, Swiftwater, (570) 839-7349. Wide selection of leather gloves, belts, jackets, vests, wallets, novelties and more. Turquoise items, Stetson hats and moccasins. Closed Tuesdays.

Marty’s Home Kitchen, martyshomekitchen.com. Pocono handcrafted jams, spreads and marmalades. Supporting local farms and orchards. Available at Harvest Corners, the Village Crafter’s Gallery, Daley Chocolates and JR’s Deli.

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Hundreds of vendors offering thousands of products. Open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Pocono Cheesecake Factory, Route 611, Swiftwater, (570) 839-6844, poconocheesecake.com. Experience “Love at First Bite” at this Pocono landmark. Gourmet cheesecakes, baked goods and more. Pocono Treasures, 6272 Route 191, Cresco, (570) 242-7020. Antiques and collectibles from all eras.

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Poke-A-Nose Pottery, 3400 Route 611, Bartonsville, (570) 688-0044, pokeanosepottery.com. Paint your own pottery and make mosaics at this family-friendly studio! Open daily with themed activities, camps, classes and other fun events scheduled throughout the year. Party packages and shipping services available. Popcorn Buddha, 266 River Road, East Stroudsburg, (570) 476-5676, popcornbuddhausa.com. Over 80 different flavors of gourmet popcorn made fresh on site, plus gift sets, popcorn tins, party favors, fudge and more! The Quiet Man Bookshop, 1233 Route 390, Mountainhome, (570)

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223-3565. New and used books and gift items. Open Thursday through Monday. Route 940 Gun Shop, 965 Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 355-5777, route940gunshop.com. The premier place in the Poconos to buy, sell or trade firearms. Second Story High-End Thrift, 756 Business Route 209, East Stroudsburg, (570) 420-9948. Find unique treasures at this high-end thrift boutique! Shop stunning designer apparel, accessories, shoes, bags, distinctive furniture, artwork and more! Silver Arrow Gallery & Gift Shop, Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 619-0461, silver-arrow-gallery. com. Featuring unique, Americanmade gifts including jewelry, soaps, pottery, paintings, woodcrafts, and the largest selection of authentic Native American art in the Poconos. Starting Gate Action Sports, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 5884807, startinggateonline.com. Find great gear from top-selling brands including Burton, Salomon, K2, Volcom, O’Neill, The North Face and others. Equipment rentals and services available. Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store, Route 390, Cresco, (570) 5952501, theobprice.com. Crafts, gourmet coffee, animal feed, folk art, hardware, lumber and building materials. The Village Crafter’s Gallery, 2822 Route 611, Tannersville, (570) 620-0039, thevillagecraftersgallery. com. A country store and so much more! This three-story shopping destination features the work of over 30 local craftsmen. Find country décor, jewelry, pottery, florals, furniture, music and unique gift items. The Village Quiltery, 2959 Route 611, Suite 103, Tannersville, (570) 213-0889, thevillagequiltery.com. A lovely Pocono shop dedicated to the art of quilting. Find fabrics, tools, batting, rulers and much more. Long arm services offered.


Antiques A Taste of Antiques 4 U, Liberty Plaza, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 355-5955, antiquesVA.wix.com/ Antiques. See history and memories from years gone by! Local and out-ofstate deliveries. Ann Street Treasures, 920B Ann Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 807-5555, annstreettreasures. com. Antiques, home dĂŠcor and accessories. Backroads Antiques, 3424 Rt.

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Information subject to change. Coolbaugh Township Historical Association Museum, Memorial Boulevard (Route 611), Tobyhanna, (570) 894-4207, coolbaughtwp.org. Military pieces, ice harvesting tools and artifacts, and early photos in the Wills Mansion. Cresco Station Museum, Sand Spring Road, (Cresco Railroad Depot), (570) 5956157, barretthistory.org. Antiques, war memorabilia, displays and artifacts. Eckley Miners’ Village, 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly, (570) 636-2070, eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. Former anthracite mining community now a living museum.

Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, (570) 296-9630, greytowers.org. The ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot. Chateauesque mansion and grounds open seasonally and for special programs. Morgan Gallery, 409 Route 940 Blakeslee, (570) 646-5333, morgangalleryonline.com. “The oldest art gallery in the Poconos.� Featuring original art by local artists. Pocono Indian Museum & Gift Shop, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-9338; poconoindianmuseum.com. Artifacts and crafts of Delaware River Native Americans. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, (570)

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Tuesday, December 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration, Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (800) 345-7759, www. skytop.com. Festivities include fine

com. Dance the night away during dining, orchestra entertainment, a balloon drop, and Chef Sundberg’s 8/13/2013 11:46:30 PMthis thrilling themed event! Dinner legendary Midnight Buffet. and accommodation packages are available. Call for information. Tuesday, December 31; That 70s New Year’s Bash, Split Rock Resort, Wednesday, January 1: Community Outreach Dinner, The Shawnee Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (888) 802-2348, www.splitrockresort. (Continued on Page 27)


Entertainment

Information subject to change.

Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, www. barleycreek.com. Great food, beer and live entertainment. Free brewery tours and beer tastings every day at 12:30 p.m. December 21: Joey Capone. December 28: Zac Lawless. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, www.ehrhardts.com. Celebrating 70 years of hospitality on Lake Wallenpaupack. Live music on Fridays. Pub-O-Lympics every Thursday night. December 20: 30 Pack Lite. December 27: Abbey Road. December 31: New Year’s Eve Bash. Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, (570) 588-8077, www.silkmillharmony.com. Performances in the beautiful, newly renovated Boiler Room venue. December 21: Saturday Snow Songs with Mike Mizwinski. December 28: Jean Rohe. January 4: Suzie Vinnick.

Antiques

(Continued from Page 13) Barn Door Antiques, 340 Route 390, Cresco, (570) 595-3418. Primitives, furniture, glass and vintage items. The Glass Hat, Route 191 in Hamlin, (570) 689-4060, wpsada.com. Featuring two floors filled with glassware, antique oak and country furniture, collectibles, estate jewelry, pottery, kitchenware, Depression glass and more. Open daily. Main Street Antiques & Collectables, 586 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7071, MainStreetAntiques@ verizon.net. Furniture, lamps, jewelry lighting and repairs. Pocono Auction Gallery, 212 Summit Avenue, Pocono Summit, (570) 839-1234, auctionzip.com—auction ID #5252. The Poconos’ oldest full-service auction gallery. Public auctions offering antiques, firearms, coins, military items, furniture and collectibles. Pocono Treasures, 6272 Route 191, Cresco, (570) 242-7020. Antiques and collectibles from all eras.

Palm and Tarot Card Readings by Athena, Route 611, Scotrun and Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 5405444. Life advice, past progression, aura healing and additional services. Call for appointments. Robert Christian’s Restaurant, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-0433, www.RobertChristiansPA.com. Charming Pocono eatery offering daily specials and live entertainment. The Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Road, Shawnee-on-

15 Delaware, (570) 421-5093, www. theshawneeplayhouse.com. Affordable world-class theater presenting classical and new plays, musicals, operas, concerts and Shakespeare. December 22: The Messiah. January 4 through 19: S.O.P.S. One-Act Winners. January 24 through February 2: Your Enemies Closer. Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant and Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-2377, www. breakfastking.com. Daily specials. Live entertainment on select dates.

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Information subject to change. ATVs Back Country ATV Adventures at Memorytown USA, Grange Road, Mt. Pocono (570) 243-8877,

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and the racing enthusiast alike! Video games, pool table, and snack bar with full view of racing from lobby area.  A minimum of 54” tall is required to race (single). Rookie Special and private parties available! MOUNTAIN COASTERS CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, cbkmountainadventures.com. The area’s only Mountain Coaster. Drivercontrolled. PAINTBALL The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (570) 595-8988, skytop.com. Play paintball

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(Continued from Page 23) (570) 620-1880. A casual family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu features

homemade soups and daily specials. BYOB. Catering available. Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, Routes 191 & 940, Paradise Valley, (570) 595-7486, (800) 392-9400, crescentlodge.com. Fine dining plus cocktail lounge with pub menu. Live piano music on weekends.

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NIKKI C’S Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

LOVE AT FIRST BITE! Rt. 715, Reeders 570 629-1000

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Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, ehrhardts.com. Family-owned and operated. Celebrating 70 years of hospitality on Lake Wallenpaupack.

Lakeside restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. Live music on Friday nights. The French Manor Inn and Spa, Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (570) 676-3244, (877) 720-6095, thefrenchmanor.com. Gourmet French cuisine, superb wine list and spectacular mountain views. Fourdiamond AAA rating. JR’s Deli, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 643-3354. Gourmet olives, sandwiches, salads, pickles and more. Daily specials and catering for all occasions. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, (888) 946-4672, mohegansunpocono.

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25 com. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Mediterranean Rustic Kitchen, Timbers Buffet, casual and cool Bar Louie, sushi bar Pearl, Johnny Rockets, Wolfgang Puck Express and more. Mountainhome Diner, 910 Route 390, Mountainhome, (570) 5952523. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a welcoming atmosphere.

East Stroudsburg, (570) 223-8565. Hibachi grill and sushi. All you can eat.

646-0433, robertchristianspa. com. “Charming country dining at affordable prices.” Enjoy great steaks, seafood, pasta and more!

Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop, Skytop, (855) 345-7759, skytop.com. This (Continued on Page 26)

Royal Asian Buffet, Price Chopper Plaza, Milford Road,

Nikki C’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Route 715, Reeders, (570) 629-1000. Intimate mountain eatery offering delicious pizza and Italian specialties. Open daily for lunch and dinner. BYOB. Delivery available. Ray’s Tuscan Villa, Route 115, Blakeslee, (570) 646-1788. Dine in or take out at this pizzeria and family restaurant. Catering and delivery services available. The Red Pepper Pizzeria and Family Restaurant, 254 Stadden Road (Pocono Peddlers Village), Tannersville, (570) 872-9722. Pizza, pasta, subs and authentic Italian specialties. BYOB. Free delivery. Robert Christian’s Restaurant, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570)

Skytop Lodge THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO QUENCH YOUR THIRST AFTER A DAY OUT ON OUR SKI SLOPES, THAN ENJOYING OUR FIRST WINTER BEER GARDEN & FESTIVAL. Saturday, February 8, 2014: 2-5pm:

- Beer Garden - Endless Beer Tastings - Lunch Picnic - Ice Fishing*- Ice Carvers - Ice Skating on The Lake* - Snowman Building Contest - Music by Erin McClelland

*weather permitting

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Hotel Guests: $10 pp Non-Hotel Guests: $20 pp Children: $10pp WWW.SKYTOP.COM—ONE SKYTOP, SKYTOP, PA

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(Continued from Page 25) pristine Pocono resort features many on-site dining destinations including the Windsor Dining Room, the seasonal LakeView Restaurant, the Tap Room, the Tea Room and the Fairview Bar. Split Rock Resort, Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, (570) 7229111, splitrockresort.com. Multiple on-site dining destinations including Bel’lago Ristorante, Benchwarmers Sports Bar, the Galleria Restaurant and others. Tokyo Tea House, Route 940, Pocono Summit, (570) 839-8880, tokyoteahouse.us. Serving authentic Japanese cuisine, sushi, seafood, steaks, vegetarian specials and more. Closed on Tuesdays. Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-2377, breakfastking.com. The “Breakfast King,” Jubilee serves delicious breakfast every day. Lunch and dinner menus and daily specials. Great spirits and entertainment in the adjoining Pub in the Pines. Xpressions Bar on 390, 1076 Route 390, Mountainhome, (570) 3919097, xpressionsbar.com. Serving delicious pub fare and spirits in a casual atmosphere.

Celebrate the New Year in Style! Enjoy delicious dinners, festive fun & luxury accommodations in the Poconos!

Crescent Lodge and Country Inn will serve a special New Year’s Eve Dinner on Tuesday, December 31. Accommodation packages are available. Call (570) 595-7486 or visit www.crescentlodge.com for details. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort will bustle during a New Year’s Eve Bash on Tuesday, December 31. A buffet-style dinner will be followed by music, dancing, and a complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Advance ticket sales only. Call (570) 226-7355 ext. 2 for reservations. Fernwood Resort will host a New Year’s Eve Snowtubing Bash Sunday, December 29 through Wednesday, January 1. Highlights include snowtubing, fireworks, DJ entertainment and a winter barbecue. Call (888) 337-6966 or visit www.fernwoodresortpoconos.com for details. The French Manor Inn and Spa will present a charming New Year’s Celebration Monday, December 30 through Thursday, January 2. The elegant escape package includes a black-tie dinner affair, champagne toast, and live jazz music. An “à la carte” dinner will be available to the public at 5 p.m. on December 31. Call (877) 720-6090 or visit thefrenchmanor.com for details. Skytop Lodge will host a classic New Year’s Eve Celebration on Tuesday, December 31. Festivities include fine dining, orchestra entertainment, a balloon drop, and Chef Sundberg’s legendary Midnight Buffet. Call (855) 345-7759 or visit www. skytop.com for more information. Split Rock Resort invites you to dance the night away during That 70s New Year’s Bash on Tuesday, December 31. Dinner and accommodation packages are available. Call (888) 802-2348 or visit www.splitrockresort. com to learn more.

Promised Land hosts First Day Hike

Start 2014 off on the right foot! Head out for a First Day Hike at Promised Land State Park! On Wednesday, January 1, join Promised Land State Park volunteers Ann Foster and Judy Arrison for an easy to moderate First Day Hike! Meet at the Park Office porch at 1 p.m. to return by approximately 2:30. Participants are advised to dress in layers, bring water and wear sturdy shoes. If there is significant snow cover (6” or more), the excursion will be a snowshoe hike. A limited number of snowshoes will be available for loan. Pre-registration is suggested, and required for those who wish to borrow snowshoes. Admission is free. To register, call (570) 676-3428 or e-mail PromisedLandsp@ pa.gov. This is the third year that PA State Parks will participate in the nationwide First Day Hike program, which promotes a healthy beginning to each new year. For more information, visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us.


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May not be combined with any other offer. Not valid on holidays. Expires 1/31/14

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Inn and Golf Resort, River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 4244050, www.shawneeinn.com. 5 to 7 p.m. All those in need of a hearty meal are invited to dine at the Shawnee Inn during Community Outreach Dinners. Transportation is available from American Ribbon in Stroudsburg. Shuttle departs at 4:30 p.m. Call for details. Wednesday, January 1: First Day Hike, Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums, (570) 868-8153. 10 a.m. Start the New Year off right with an energizing hike! Join conservation volunteer Karen Cleveland for a fastpaced 5-mile hike that includes parts of the Nescopeck, Creekside, and Woodland Way trails. Free. Call to register.    Wednesday, January 1: First Day Hike, Promised Land State Park, Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-3428, PromisedLandsp@pa.gov. 1 p.m. Start 2014 off on the right foot! Enjoy an easy to moderate hike on the trails at Promised Land State Park! Call to register.

NEXT TO PRICE CHOPPER PLAZA

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Thursday, January 2: Learn a Snow Sport Day, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee-onDelaware, (570) 421-7231, www. shawneemt.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shawnee Mountain will offer 100 introductory Learn to Ski packages, featuring beginner lift ticket, lesson and rental, at a cost of $20. Reservations are required and limited to the first 100 guests. Proceeds benefit the Bushkill Outreach. Call for information. Saturday, January 4: Winter Bird Walk, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec. org. 2 to 4 p.m. Celebrate our winged friends! Join Darryl Speicher, from the Pocono Avian Research Center, for a short hike on the Two Ponds trail. Learn about the variety of winter residents that you see at bird feeders. Binoculars and field guides provided. Cost: $5. Call for details. Saturday, January 4: The Wonders of Winter, Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www. mcconservation.org.  Ever wonder about what’s happening outside in the

May not be combined with any other offer. Not valid on holidays. Expires 1/31/14

May not be combined with any other offer. Not valid on holidays. Expires 1/31/14

middle of winter? Join Environmental Educator Karen N. Boyle for a program about that and more! A short walk will be included during this program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5/nonmembers, $3/children under 12. EE Center members enter free. Call to register. Tuesday, January 7: Jazz Improvisation with Spencer Reed, The PoconoArts Cultural Center, Seventh Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www. poconoarts.org. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This workshop presents an interesting and fun approach to jazz. All instruments and skill levels welcome. Cost: $20/ member; $25/non-member; $15/senior member; $20/non-member senior. Call to register. Saturday, January 11: Candid Camera on the Trail, Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 6293061, www.mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. This illustrated program will feature the wildlife of Kettle Creek, the Tannersville Bog, and the Meesing Outdoor Site all caught on cameras. Cost: $5/non-members, $3/children under 12. EE Center members enter free. Call to register.


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Professionals & Services

Information subject to change. PROFESSIONALS Century 21 Select Group - Blakeslee, 5651 Route 115, Blakeslee, (570) 643-2100, PoconoVacationsOnline.

Serving the Pocono Plateau since 1969

com. Since 1979, we are proud to have helped thousands of families create a lifetime of memories in the Poconos.   Century 21 Select Group - Pocono Pines, Route 940, Pocono Pines: (570) 646-3600, c21PoconoPines. com; and Route 940, Pocono Lake at Locust Lake Village: (570) 646-8844, c21PoconoLake.com. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails and Pinecrest Lake. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., Route 940, Pocono Pines, (800) 537-1479, (570) 646-2222, lakenaomi.com. Specializing in Lake Naomi/Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals.

Residential • Commercial Plumbing Services Water Heaters • Well Pumps Septic Pump Repairs TEL: (570) 646-3222 FAX: (570) 646-5786

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Liberty Homes Custom Builders, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-4600, libertyhomesPA.com. Designing and building award-winning homes since 1978. Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty, 1578 SR 903, Jim Thorpe, (570) 267-1565; 233 Route 940, Blakeslee, (570) 2340633, poconomountainlakes.com. Providing professional real estate services to buyers and sellers in the Poconos. Vacation rentals available. Realty World - Long Realty & Appraisal, Kevin Long GRI, ABR., Broker, 5596 Route 115, Blakeslee, (570) 646-2869, kevinlongrealty.com. Serving the Pocono Mountains Region for more than 39 years, Long Realty & Appraisal is dedicated to upholding the highest level of service and professionalism in the real estate industry. SERVICES Blakeslee Animal Clinic, Dr. Andrew J. Church, Veterinarian, Route 115, Blakeslee, (570) 643-1084, blakesleevet. com. A full-service companion animal clinic providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Blakeslee Garage, Inc., Route 115 North, Blakeslee, (570) 646-2494. Major and minor repairs, state inspections, brakes, tune-ups, front end alignment and tires.

BLAKESLEE GARAGE INC. Helping families create memories of a lifetime.

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29 Cascioli’s Tire Warehouse, 907 Route 940W, Pocono Lake, (570) 6461450. New and used tires. Installation services. Keiper Plumbing Company, 990 Route 940 (Suite 103), Pocono Lake, (570) 646-3222, keiperplumbing@gmail.com. Residential and commercial plumbing services. Michael’s Flooring, Window, Kitchen & Bath Center, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-1502, michcarp.com. One-stop shop for home improvements. Custom installation and free estimates. Northeast Title & Tag, 11 convenient locations! (866) 907-0900, tagman. org. Instant vehicle registration, plates,

transfers and more. United Check Cashing guarantees the lowest rates.

international travel. Offering seasonal bus trips to popular destinations.

One Stop Travel, Pocono Peddlers Village, Tannersville, (570) 620-1200, onestoptravelagency.net. A full-service agency specializing in domestic and

Summit Motors, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 643-2599. Pre-owned vehicles, notary service, title and tags, U-Haul, truck and trailer rentals, instant online registration.

SUMMIT MOTORS TITLE • TAGS • NOTARY PA STATE INSPECTIONS 997 Rt. 940, Pocono Lake 3.5 Mi. East of Rt. 115

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

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Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, ehrhardts.com. Lakeside resort with motel rooms, cottages, apartments and suites. Celebrating 70 years of hospitality on Lake Wallenpaupack. Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, fernwoodresortpoconos.com. Luxury villa accommodations and exciting onsite activities. French Manor Inn and Spa, 50 Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090, thefrenchmanor.com. A beautiful stone chateau with romantic rooms and suites, an elegant dining room and a fully “green” spa. A

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Authentic Mountain Properties Set to Revitalize

The “Historic Character” of Pocono Home Building Pocono Pines — Real estate investment marketing firm Authentic Mountain Properties plans to bring back the historic character of home building in the Poconos. The company’s focus is to seek investors for the land purchase, new construction, home furnishing, marketing, and property resale of brand new “historic cottage bungalows” in an effort to revitalize the authentic character of how homes looked in the Poconos back in the early 1900s. “This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of re-creating and preserving the authentic character of homes in our area in a positive way,” explains company president Michael Dembinski. Authentic Mountain Properties will offer home construction services through local custom home builder Rinehimer Construction, Inc. Rinehimer Construction is currently a preferred builder in many of the area’s historic communities, including Pocono Manor and Buck Hill Falls. Property sales will be offered through Spread Eagle Realty, where authentic homes starting at 1,800 square feet will be marketed by Authentic Mountain Properties at Keswick Pointe, the area’s newest neighborhood, in Blakeslee, PA (by Hannig Development LLC). Keswick Pointe offers homeowners a great environment in which to live while protecting the quality of their new home through the best planning practices. Real estate investors who want to learn more about how they can assist Authentic Mountain Properties in revitalizing the historic character of homes in Pocono communities can contact Michael Dembinski at michael.dembinski@yahoo.com, for more information. Prices starting in the mid-$100,000s.

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Thursdays in December Downtown Scranton Open Late December 13 – Jan 2 Festival of Trees December 26, 27 & 28 The Nutcracker December 31 First Night Scranton

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