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SURF THE MOUNTAINS Your Pocono Portal American Candle: www.american-candle.com Baileys Grille & Steakhouse: www.baileyssteakhouse.com Barley Creek Brewing Company: www.barleycreek.com Bear Creek Inne: www.bearcreekinne.com Boulder View Tavern: www.boulderviewtavern.com Bushkill Falls: www.visitbushkillfalls.com Camelback Mountain Resort: www.skicamelback.com CBK Mountain Adventures: www.CBKmountainadventures.com Century 21 Select Pocono Pines: www.C21PoconoPines.com Country Junction: www.countryjunction.com Country Kettle: www.country-kettle.com Countryside Housekeeping Cottages: www.countrysidecottages.com 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 The French Manor: www.thefrenchmanor.com Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce: www.greaterpoconochamber.com Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce: www.whitehaven.org Grey Towers National Historic Landmark: www.fs.fed.us/gt Gumble Brothers: www.gumblebrothers.com Holley Ross Pottery: www.holleyross.com House of Candles: www.houseofcandles.com Hutton Metalcrafts: www.copperlamps.com The Inn at Jim Thorpe: www.innjt.net The Inn at Pocono Manor: www.poconomanor.com Jack Frost / Big Boulder Ski Areas: www.jfbb.com Jim Thorpe: www.jimthorpe.org Jubilee Restaurant: www.breakfastking.com Kittatinny Canoes: www.kittatinny.com Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.visitnepa.org Lake Naomi Real Estate: www.lakenaomi.com Liberty Homes Custom Builders: www.libertyhomesPA.com Luzerne County Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.tournepa.com Miss Elly’s Antiques and Such: www.missellysantiques.com Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs: www.mohegansunpocono.com Monroe County Conservation District: www.mcconservation.org Monroe County Historical Association: www.monroehistorical.org Mountain Springs Lake Resort: www.mslresort.com Nature Conservancy: www.nature.org/states/pennsylvania NEPA Audubon Society: www.nepaaudubonsociety.org PA Fish & Boat Commission: www.fish.state.pa.us PA PowerPort: www.state.pa.us

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


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JANUARY 22, 2011 Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society WinterFest .................................................... 4 Ice Tee Golf Tournament at Lake Wallenpaupack .............................................. 5 Jack Frost Mountain hosts Jim Rooney J4 & J5 Races ......................................... 6 Women’s Ski/Snowboard Seminar ...................................................................... 6 Tuesday Night Race Series at Big Boulder Ski Area ............................................ 6 Boulder View Tavern Weekly Special Nights ........................................................ 6 Read www.issuu.com/thisweek! ...........................................................................12 All Shook Up! presented by Penn Theatre of Performing Arts........................ 22 Shawnee Inn Winter Community Concert Series...............................................22 The French Manor Inn Ski and Spa Package ......................................................22 Eagle Watch.......................................................................................................... 26 MCEEC Guided Bald Eagle Field Trips ................................................................26 PEEC Eagle Watch Excursion ................................................................................27 Eagle Institute and Audubon Society Guided Bald Eagle Excursion ...............27 Ski Big Bear Winter Carnival.................................................................................28 PPL hosts Watercolors in Winter ..........................................................................28 Wayne County Genealogy Group Welcomes You............................................ 31 White Sale Days in Jim Thorpe ........................................................................... 31 Barley Creek hosts Tours, Tastings, and Tokyo Tea House ................................47 Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse offers Delicious Special Savings ............................ 47 Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Sizzles in January ........................................ 47 Camelback Mountain Resort Snowcross Weekend ...........................................51 Captain Morgan Wednesday Night Race League ...............................................51 Rob Corchnoy Memorial Race at Camelback ................................................... 51 Ski Patrol Recruitment Open House ................................................................. 51 Learn to Turn with Fernwood and Shawnee ..................................................... 53 Shawnee Mountain offers Beginner Package .....................................................53 Ski & Stay & Tube at Fernwood Hotel & Resort ............................................... 53 MCEEC Snowshoe Hikes at Skytop .................................................................... 55 Snowshoe for Free at Nescopeck State Park ..................................................... 55 Pocono Outdoor Club Hikes .............................................................................. 55 PEEC Intro to Ice Fishing for Kids ........................................................................57 Ice Fishing in the Pocono Mountains ................................................................ 57 CALENDAR..................................... 8 COMING EVENTS............................ 8 DINING ........................................42 ENTERTAINMENT ...........................20 LODGING .....................................48 MOVIES ........................................20 MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & ANTIQUITY .. 29 POCONO MAP..............................32

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Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society WinterFest The Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society announces its 11th annual WinterFest at music-friendly venues in and around the ‘burgs! The 3-day event, showcasing 20 outstanding groups, kicks off Friday evening, January 28th at The Gem and Keystone in Shawnee-on-Delaware, Hideaway Lounge, Main Street Lounge in Stroudsburg, and the Old Mill Pub. On Saturday, January 29th the East Stroudsburg BPO Elks Lodge is the place to be from 12:00pm to 9:00pm, including many bands, a free program for kids at 1:00pm, and free lutherie workshops. Hear more music at the Hideaway Lounge in Stroudsburg’s Pocono Inne Towne, beginning at 8:00pm. At the BPO Elks Lodge on Sunday, January 30th, join a traditional gospel celebration at 10:00am, bands performing from 11:00am, and free guitar and banjo workshops. Very reasonable general admission is $30.00/weekend, $20.00/Saturday, $15.00/Sunday; ages 12 through 17 are admitted for just $10.00 per day, and children ages 11 and under are admitted free! Plenty of nearby lodging accommodations are available. Check out www.poconobluegrass.org for all the WinterFest information, or call Neil at (570) 424-2937 or John at (570) 992-2259. The Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization supported in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Pocono Arts Council in Stroudsburg; see www.poconoarts.org!


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Ice Tee Golf Tournament at Lake Wallenpaupack Hardy golfers of all abilities are invited to play in the Ice Tee Golf Tournament, atop frozen Lake Wallenpaupack, on Sunday, January 30th! Sponsored by the Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce (PLRCC), this annual tourney tees off by Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant on Route 507 in Tafton. Ice conditions permitting, 2 challenging 9-hole courses will be ready for play, complete with tree-lined fairways, water traps, obstacles, and roughs. An alternate location will be selected if the ice is unsafe. Fees are $15.00/golfer in advance, or $20.00/golfer on event day. Tee times are from 9:00am to 2:00pm; golfers without a reserved tee time may play on an as-available basis. Golfers should bring a putter and 2 other clubs; colored balls will be provided at registration. Participate in the Closest to Wally Driving Contest; prizes will be awarded to those who land the closest drive to Wally Paupack, the snowman-mascot of the Pocono Mountains’ Lake Region, as well as to the craziest sled and wackiest hat. All may attend the awards ceremony at 3:00pm, with prizes, raffles, giveaways, and fun for golfers and spectators alike! “Fore” more Ice Tee Golf Tournament information and to reserve a tee time, call the PLRCC at (570) 226-3191, email visit@lakeregioncc.com, and pay an online visit to www.lakeregioncc.com!

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Jack Frost Mountain hosts Jim Rooney J4 & J5 Races The annual memorial Jim Rooney J4 & J5 Races will happen on Saturday, January 29th, at Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area, located off Route 940 west of Blakeslee, near Lake Harmony. When Jack Frost opened in 1972 as a companion resort to Big Boulder Ski Area, the groundwork had been laid for an expertlydesigned ski resort. All of the slopes, lifts, buildings, and snowmaking were planned as part of the original construction. Today, Jack Frost Mountain continues the tradition, with cutting-edge winter sports features, services, and amenities. For details about the Jim Rooney Races, call Jack Frost Mountain at (570) 4438425, and slalom to www.jfbb.com!

Women’s Ski/Snowboard Seminar A Women’s Seminar is planned for Saturday and Sunday, January 22nd and 23rd, at Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area near Blakeslee. Ladies, this weekend is for you! Conquer the mountain, overcome your fears, and prepare for exhilarating winter sports fun! Join friendly, knowledgeable Jack Frost staffers on the snow for this terrific skiing/snowboarding opportunity, designed especially for women. Register at the JF Snowsport Learning Center, or call Jack Frost at (570) 443-8425x2503. Learn more about Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area and its events, services, amenities, and more at www.jfbb.com.

Tuesday Night Race Series at Big Boulder Race #2 in the Tuesday Night Race Series will be held on Tuesday, January 25th at Big Boulder Ski Area in Lake Harmony. Registration is from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at the Boulder PARK lodge, and the racing starts at 7:00pm. After-race relaxation and revelry, including an awesome awards ceremony, will be held at Boulder View Tavern down the street. Big Boulder, boasting a Transworld Top 5 Terrain Park, is easy to find via Route 903 or Route 940. Call (570) 722-0100 with questions, and see the “best snow in the Poconos” at www.jfbb.com.

Boulder View Tavern Weekly Special Nights Boulder View Tavern (BVT), on Lake Drive in Lake Harmony, is where the mountain comes to life! Dinner is served until 9:00pm, and a late night menu is offered until 11:00pm. Check out the savory signature BBQ ribs! Weekly Special Nights include 25-cent wings on Mondays, pizza night and college night with special drink prices on Wednesdays, and $5.00/pound clams or mussels and $1.50 domestic drafts on Sundays. Casual dining and family fare please all ages and refueling needs, popular live entertainment is scheduled regularly, and you’ll fall in love with the beautiful views of Big Boulder Lake and Big Boulder Ski Area. Phone BVT at (570) 722-9696, and tease your taste buds at www.boulderviewtavern.com.


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See the ENTERTAINMENT Column on Page 20 for Local Live Entertainment! Now thru mid-March – Eagle Watch! In winter, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Pocono Mountains in search of open water, fresh fish, and undisturbed habitat. In addition to these visiting migrants, the region is also proud of a growing, breeding population of resident eagles. Every Saturday

& Sunday from January 1 through mid-March, trained Eagle Institute volunteers will staff popular viewing locations at Lackawaxen and elsewhere around the Delaware River to assist eagle watchers in sighting these majestic birds. Eagle Institute staffers have spotting scopes, extra binoculars, and helpful information for eagle watchers, and can direct visitors to other viewing locations. From April through September, eagle watching is not encouraged because of the eagles’ sensitivity to human disturbance during this critical time. Please respect these resident eagles and their young! The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office at 176 Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen (at the end of the Roebling Bridge) is open every Friday through Sunday from January until mid-March. Call the office or drop by to learn where eagles are being sighted, or visit their web page at www.eagleinstitute.org and see the “Eagle Forum” message board. For maps, directions and more information, contact The Eagle Institute at (570) 685-5960 or

(845) 557-6162, or email them at eagleinstitute@yahoo.com. Now thru February 28 – For couples only, the Spa at Mountain Laurel in White Haven is offering two terrific Valentine’s Specials during the month of February. For this special promotion, the spa is offering “This Week in the Poconos” readers a 55 Minute Couples Massage for just $168 and the Couples Valentine Package for $363.90. The package includes a 55 Minute Couples Massage, Buttermilk Hydrotherapy Soak Treatments, and Regular Pedicures. Just bring in their ad on page 23 of this magazine (or print the spa ad off of our website thisweek.net), and be sure to mention “This Week in the Poconos” when booking or regular prices will apply! The Spa at Mountain Laurel offers a luxurious menu of spa services, including Sea Salt Soaks, Foot Reflexology sessions, invigorating Vitamin C Facials, uplifting Aroma Wraps, Manicures, Pedicures, a variety of Massage options and much more. Along with your treatments, enjoy the complimentary amenities including steam room, sauna, hot tubs and a day pass to the fitness center and indoor pool. Or just drop by and check out all the products in the retail store.

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This Week in the Poconos 9 Call the spa with questions or to make a reservation at (570) 4439SPA (9772). The Spa at Mountain Laurel is located in The Mountain Laurel Resort on Route 940 in White Haven, easily found off exit 277 from I-80. You may view the spa’s full brochure of services at www.thespaatmountainlaurel.com. Enjoy! Weekly - Boulder View Tavern is a premier lakeside destination for casual drinks, family fare and live entertainment nestled on South Lake Drive in Lake Harmony. They welcome you to come and try one of their signature dishes, like their savory BBQ ribs, or enjoy their Weekly Special Nights. Visit on Mondays for great 35 cent wings; Wednesdays are Pizza Nights, and on Sundays clams and mussels are just $5 per pound with domestic drafts for $1.50! Experience a friendly atmosphere and live music, all while taking in the beautiful view of Big Boulder Lake and Big Boulder Ski Area. Dinner is served to 9:00pm and a Late Night

Menu is available until 11:00. Call (570) 722-9696 or log on to www.boulderviewtavern.com for more information and the complete entertainment schedule. Daily – Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings are offered every day at 12:30pm at the Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road in Tannersville. The fascinating tours of the brewery are followed by free tastings of assorted Barley Creek brews. Reservations are not required and group tours are also available by appointment. To find out more about this authentic brewpub & restaurant, call (570) 629-9399 or log on to www.barleycreek.com. Now – The Casino is Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre! Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping

and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 55,000 square feet of gaming space including 82 live table games, 2,500 slot machines and electronic table games, as well as a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing eight months out of the year. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is located at 1280 Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre and their phone number is 1-888WIN-IN-PA. Log on to their website www.mohegansunpocono.com to find out more! Daily – Enjoy the Free Candle Making Demonstrations from 10:00 to 5:00 at the House of Candles, located on Rt. 715 North between Tannersville and Henryville. Watch the fascinating candle making process from start to finish. Visitors may also observe the creation of a custom handcarved candle in your choice of (Continued on Page 10)


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color! The House of Candles is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00; closed Sundays. Be sure to bring the kids to enjoy the Free Farmyard Petting Zoo! For details, call 629-1953 or visit www.houseofcandles.com. See their ad on page 15 of this magazine (or print from our website thisweek. net) for the coupon good for 10% off most items! Month of January – January is Learn to Ski Month at Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain in Lackawaxen - Experience the thrill of the hill! If you want to learn how to ski or snowboard or to improve your skills on the slopes, Ski Big Bear’s private lessons are an excellent way to improve your technique. During January, purchase a book of five private lessons and enjoy 20% off the regular price of single lessons. Books of lessons may be shared with immediate family members. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is a semi-private family facility in

the Northern Poconos, located just four miles off of Route 590 in Lackawaxen. The ski area offers 18 trails with 100% snowmaking, a Terrain Park, and night skiing most nights. For a current snow conditions report and hours of operation, call (570) 6851400 or log on to their website www.ski-bigbear.com. Closed Tuesdays. Month of January - The Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce sponsors its First Annual White Sale Days for the entire month of January, featuring exciting discounts on shopping, spending the night, and dining at area restaurants. If you’re planning a trip to nearby Jack Frost or Big Boulder ski areas, consider extending your stay in the area with a visit to the charming town. Jim Thorpe is always open for business and is indeed a year-round destination. The town’s official website www.jimthorpe.org contains a complete list of businesses participating in January White Sale Days or you may call the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce at (570) 325-5810.

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Now thru March – The Inn at Jim Thorpe on 24 Broadway in Jim Thorpe has announced that they are offering two very special packages: the Romantic Couples Escape and the Girlfriends Spa Getaway. Romance, wine and a massage... What more do you need? The Romantic Couples Escape includes a two night stay, his and her 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 Season – Enjoy the thrill of skiing at your choice of two of the Poconos’ best mountains along with plenty of rest and relaxation in the Green Spa with the Ski and Spa Package at The French Manor in South Sterling. This winter package includes overnight accommodations in an elegant room or luxurious suite; a welcome fruit & cheese plate with sherry in your room upon arrival; VIP Lift Tickets for two at Camelback Mountain Resort or at Sno Mountain; a custom tote bag filled with all the necessities for hitting the slopes including bottled water, lip balm, trail mix and fresh fruit; a 50-minute couples massage; afternoon tea daily; complimentary turn-down service each evening with Godiva Chocolates, and a full country breakfast each morning. For your Ski and Spa Package reservations or for more information,


This Week in the Poconos 11 call The French Manor at (570) 676-3244. Visit their website www.thefrenchmanor.com. Now thru February 5 – Friday nights in January are Rail Jams at Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain in Lackawaxen! Ride rails and hit jumps in this 4-week judged competition on Friday nights in Ski Big Bear’s Terrain Park. Entry fee is $5 and all competitors must have a lift ticket. Registration is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Lodge, and the competition is from 7:00 to 8:00pm. The Finals will be held on Saturday, February 5, with registration from 3:00 to 5:00pm and competition from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is a semi-private family facility in the Northern Poconos, located just four miles off of Route 590 in Lackawaxen. The ski area offers 18 trails with 100% snowmaking, a Terrain Park, and night skiing most nights. For a current snow conditions report and more information about Rail Jams, call (570) 685-1400 or log on to their website www.ski-bigbear.com. Closed Tuesdays. January 21 – A guided Bald Eagle Field Trip has been organized by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) near Bartonsville. The MCEEC will offer four field trips to the Poconos’ Upper Delaware River in search of resident and wintering bald eagles. This scenic region provides a beautiful backdrop and excellent opportunities for observing these majestic raptors. Environmental Educator Darryl Speicher will lead the first trip and Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman will lead the following three. Participants will meet at the MCEEC near Bartonsville at 8:30am and return at approximately 5:30pm. The $20 cost to attend includes van transportation. Preregistration & pre-payment are required and limited. Pack lunch, bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Stops will be made for coffee and snacks. Call (570) 629-3061 to register or visit www.mcconservation.org.

January 21 – Join staff from the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) for a Snowshoe Hike at Skytop, on the grounds of the historic Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA. Winter is an excellent time to learn about the fauna of the Poconos while enjoying the beautiful ecosystems that surround us. Join Environmental Educator Karen N. Boyle and Kimberley Matthew, Activities Director at Skytop, for a fun snowshoe hike on the extensive woodland grounds of the resort. The two-hour trek will begin at 1:00pm; participants are asked to meet at Skytop at 12:45pm. The cost to attend is $8, plus $10 snowshoe rental if required; discounts for kids under 12. Be sure to dress warmly in layers! Pre-registration is required by Thursday, January 20. For further information or to register, call the MCEEC at (570) 629-3061. www.mcconservation.org January 21 - 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. January 21 thru 23 - Broad Street will be rocking when the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts brings the Elvis-inspired musical All Shook Up to the J.J. Ferrara

Center in Downtown Hazleton. “All Shook Up” is the story of a free spirit rock-and-roller in a leather jacket who rides into a small mid-western town in the 1950’s and turns its conservative town government on its ear. The show was written by Joe DiPietro using his original plot and a large number of Elvis songs. The show ran on Broadway in 2005, won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. The show starts at 7:00pm on Friday & Saturday nights, with a matinee performance at 3:00pm on Sunday. Be sure to bring your appetite for the all-you-can-eat Dinner Buffet available 90 minutes before each performance. Tickets for “All Shook Up” are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62+ and students 12 & over, and $8 for children. Dinner & Show Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors & students, and $18 children. Group rates are available and some show-only (Continued on Page 12)

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tickets will be sold at the door. The J.J. Ferrara Center is located at 212 West Broad Street in Downtown Hazleton. For more information or your reservations, call (570) 4545451 or purchase tickets online at www.ptpashows.org. January 22 – The Eagle Institute will join the Northeast PA Audubon Society to host a Guided Bald Eagle Excursion from 10:00am until 2:00pm, departing from Lackawaxen. Join this annual bus tour to search for eagles, learn about eagle habitat needs and help collect data. Meet in the morning at The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office in Lackawaxen to board the heated bus for the excursion to popular eagle viewing sites. Dress warmly in layers, wear waterproof boots and bring a bag lunch, binoculars and camera! Snow date is Sunday, January 23. Tickets are $10 per person pre-paid and registration is required by calling Joan at (570) 228-1704 or emailing jthirion@aol.com. The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office at 176 Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen (at the end of the Roebling Bridge) is open every Friday through Sunday from January through mid-March. Call the office or drop by to learn where eagles are being sighted, or visit their web page at www.eagleinstitute.org and see the Eagle Forum message board. For maps, directions and more information, contact The Eagle Institute at (570) 685-5960

or (845) 557-6162, or email them at eagleinstitute@yahoo.com. The number at the NEPA Audubon Society office in Honesdale is (570) 253-9250 and their websites are www.nepaaudubonsociety.org and www.audubon.org. January 22 – Spend a morning learning how to bring color to our winter surroundings and test some basic techniques in watercolor painting during the Watercolors in Winter program being offered at PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 near Hawley. Join local artist and educator David Hamill from 9:00am to noon and learn the basics of watercolor painting. Each participant will take home a finished piece. Basic supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you wish. Prior experience is not necessary. The Watercolors in Winter program is free, however registration is required. Contact PPL at (570) 253-7076 or email to pplpreserves@ pplweb.com to sign up for this program. Additional program details can be found at the website www.pplpreserves.com. January 22 – Join members of the Pocono Outdoor Club for a Snowshoe or Hike at Big Pocono near Tannersville. This trek will be anywhere from one to three miles on an old railroad grade, depending on snow conditions and the group. Learn a little local history about the WB&E Railroad from the early 20th Century. Meet at 10:00am at Riday’s Gate. Bring a camera and cocoa. Appropriate footwear required for wet/icy spots. Join the

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group for lunch at Reeders Pizza after the hike. Contact hike leader John Motz at (570) 236-1462 by Thursday, January 20 to register for this hike. 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. January 22 – John Jose of Otter Creek Environmental Education Services will present “Whose Track is That?” from 1:30 to 4:00pm at PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 near Hawley. Animals tell the story of their lives by the tracks they leave behind. Tracking reveals fascinating insights into the natural history of woodland residents both familiar (squirrels, rabbits, etc.) and reclusive (coyotes, bobcats, etc.). Part 1 of this program will be held indoors at the PPL center from 1:30 until 2:15pm, when participants will learn animal tracks using pre-cast forms of animal tracks and soil filled trays. Part 2 will take participants outside on a wildlife tracking and winter ecology walk from 2:30 to 4:00pm. You can choose to enjoy one or both sessions. Be sure to dress accordingly for a winter walk in the woods during the second part of the program. The program is free and registration is required. To register for “Whose Track is That?” or for more information, contact John by email at jjose@ptd.net or call (570) 7297288. You can reach PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Preserve at (570) 251-6196 or (570) 253-7076 or send an email to pplpreser ves@pplweb.com. Additional program details can also be found at the website www.pplpreserves.com. January 22 - All Greene & Dreher Township residents are invited to join your friends, family and neighbors for a festive buffetstyle dinner. A free Dinner 4 All will be served from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Greene Dreher Volunteer


This Week in the Poconos 13 Fire Assoc. Fire Hall on Crestmont Drive in Newfoundland. Dinner includes spaghetti & meatballs with salad, rolls & butter, beverages, and a selection of desserts. Snow date is Jan. 23. Call 676-9157 to find out more! January 22 & 23 – Head over to beautiful Nescopeck State Park for some winter fun during Snowshoe Weekends. When there are six or more inches of snow on the ground, a limited number of snowshoes are available for use in the park free of charge. Park staff will be on hand to give brief instruction. Snowshoes are free to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis between 9:00am and 3:00pm; participants will need someone with a valid driver’s license to sign out the equipment. No registration is required. Snow conditions will be available by phone Friday after 5:00pm. Call the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006 with questions, or visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. January 22 & 23 – A Women’s Seminar is planned this weekend at Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area in Blakeslee. Ladies this weekend is for you, whether your goal is to conquer the mountain, overcome your fears or just have fun! Join friendly Jack Frost staffers on the snow for this terrific women’s clinic for skiers and boarders. Register at the JF Snowsport Learning Center or call Jack Frost at (570) 443-8425, ext. 2503. Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area is located off of Route 940 west of Blakeslee Corners. Check them out online at www.jfbb.com. January 22 & 23 – Go on a Cross Country Skiing Trek at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry and check out PEEC’s gorgeous trails in the winter. If you don’t know how to cross-country ski, no problem! If there’s snow, skis and beginner instruction will be provided for an easy outing to enjoy the woods in winter. Spend the afternoon skiing through snow covered forests and trails, enjoying the beautiful scenery found in the Delaware Water Gap National

Recreation Area. Hours are from 9:00am to noon on Saturday and 1:00 to 4:00pm on Sunday. The cost to attend is $20 adults/$10 kids and ski equipment will be provided. If there isn’t enough snow to ski, join PEEC staff on a Free Winter Hike. Registration with shoe size is required for the Cross Country Skiing Trek. 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 for the Cross Country Skiing Trek, call PEEC at (570) 8282319 or log on to www.peec.org. January 23 – An Introduction to Ice Fishing for Kids is being offered from 9:00 to 11:00am at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. Have fun learning the basics of ice fishing then try your luck out on PEEC’s ponds. All equipment will be provided. Dress in warm layers! The cost is $10 per child and registration is required. Supervised children only, ages 7 - 15.

No fishing licenses are necessary. If ice is not sufficient, join the group for a Free Winter Hike. 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. January 24 - The public is invited to attend the Pike County Conservation District Board of Directors Meeting, to be held at 9:00am at the Conservation District Education Building on Route 402 in Blooming Grove. No fee or registration is required. You may call the Pike County Conservation District office in Hawley at 226-8220 or send an email to pikecd@pikepa.org. Visit the website www.pikeconservation.org to find out more. January 25 – Race number two in the Tuesday Night Race Series will be held tonight at Big Boulder Ski Area in Lake Harmony. Registration is from 6:00 to 7:00pm (Continued on Page 14)


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at the Boulder PARK lodge and the racing starts at 7:00. After-race revelry and the awards ceremony will be held at Boulder View Tavern, just down the street from the ski area. Big Boulder is easy to find in Lake Harmony via Route 903 or Route 940. Call the ski area at (570) 722-0100 with questions or visit www.jfbb.com. January 25 – Inner Mission will perform this evening as part of the free Winter Community Concert Series at the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Inner Mission’s songs feature threepart harmonies, catchy melodies, and powerful lyrics that make you think. Their message is Christian and their style is folk rock. The concert will begin at 7:00pm in front of the fireplace in the lobby of The Shawnee Inn. The free concert is family friendly and appropriate for all ages. Enjoy Shawnee’s gift to the community! The Shawnee Inn is located on River Road in Shawneeon-Delaware. Call the resort at (570) 424-4000 or toll-free 1-800SHAWNEE for more information. www.shawneeinn.com January 26 – Race number three in the Captain Morgan Wednesday Night Race League starts at 3:00pm at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. All skiers and snowboarders are invited to compete. Racing is held on the Raceway slope. Camelback

is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 6291661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com for registration information. January 26 – Notice the wonders of winter on a Winter Discovery Hike for Adults at the Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary near Bartonsville. There are many interesting things to see on the gorgeous 166-acre wildlife sanctuary, especially in winter! Winter is a great time to be outside, provided you are dressed properly. Join environmental educator Karen N. Boyle from 1:00 to 3:00pm to explore the trails of Kettle Creek, searching for clues left by different animals found on the property. Besides animal sign, many other interesting discoveries abound on the sanctuary during this glorious season. The cost to attend is $5 and pre-registration is required by Tuesday, January 25. Dress to be outside the entire time. The Winter Hike will begin at 1:00pm at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) adjoining the sanctuary near Bartonsville. To find the MCEEC from Interstate 80 (exit 302 from I80 West or 302B from I-80 East), go north on Route 611, travel ½ mile to the next traffic light in Bartonsville, and turn left onto Rimrock Drive. Follow Rimrock for 0.4 mile, bear right onto N. Easton-Belmont Pike, go 0.2 mile, then bear right onto Running Valley Road. The Center is 0.7 mile on the left. For further information or to register, call the

MCEEC at (570) 629-3061 or visit www.mcconservation.org. January 27 – Calling all teachers! Tonight is Educator Night at Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain in Lackawaxen! All educators and their families are being offered lift tickets for just $15 and rentals for only $15 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Just show your School Employee ID to receive this special Educator Night discount. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is a semi-private family facility in the Northern Poconos, located just four miles off of Route 590 in Lackawaxen. The ski area offers 18 trails with 100% snowmaking, a Terrain Park, and night skiing most nights. For a current snow conditions report and more information about Educator Night, call (570) 6851400 or log on to their website www.ski-bigbear.com. Closed Tuesdays. January 27 – The Wayne County Genealogy Group Meets from 4:30 to 5:30pm at the Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street in Honesdale. The group does not focus solely on Wayne County research or researching specific individuals, but rather shares information on techniques for researching family history. Beginners and experienced researchers are welcome to attend these informative sessions. For more information, call (570) 2533240 or (570) 253-5468 or send an email to wchspa@ptd.net. See the Historical Society’s website at www.waynehistorypa.org. January 27 thru 30 - Broad Street will be rocking when the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts brings the Elvis-inspired musical All Shook Up to the J.J. Ferrara Center in Downtown Hazleton. “All Shook Up” is the story of a free spirit rock-and-roller in a leather jacket who rides into a small mid-western town in the 1950’s and turns its conservative town government on its ear. The show was written by Joe DiPietro using his original plot and a large number of Elvis songs. The (Continued on Page 52)


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‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN Look at life-size history at Eckley Miners’ Village, an authentic 19thcentury mining town. Eckley was once a thriving, company-owned coal mining “patch town.” With the advent of strip mining in the 20th century, underground mining became obsolete, and scores of patch towns disappeared along with the jobs. The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission has carefully restored Eckley, providing the rare opportunity to glimpse a past way of life. The kitchens and bedrooms, personal items, clothes, chairs, outhouses, and laundry rooms all remain as if last used yesterday! See homes, churches, social clubs, general store, doctor’s office, and other buildings. Weather and staff permitting, walking tour guides describe life in 19th century mining towns, giving narrative on how these folks lived day-to-day. Eckley Miners’ Village is 9 miles east of Hazelton, off Route 940. See signage near Freeland; access from I-80 or I-81. The on-site museum is open daily; call (570) 6362070, and see www.eckleyminers.org or www.phmc.state.pa.us. Main Avenue in historic downtown Hawley holds the prominent, familyowned-and-operated Teeters’ Furniture. Established in 1849, the business has built a reputation for offering fine quality furniture and décor, displayed in an attractive gallery atmosphere. At this one destination, with just the right amount of advice from the knowledgeable and low-key sales staff, you’ll be able to fill all of your bedding, carpeting, and home office needs. Many reputable manufacturers are represented, with a wide array of styles for all tastes, from contemporary/metro to rustic/country to elegant/traditional, and more! Teeters is also a popular shopping venue for area rugs, gifts, and stylish accent pieces. You’ll find it open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday from 8:30am to 8:00pm, Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Phone (570) 226-3112, and get comfy at www.teetersfurniture.com.

Teeters’ Furniture 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. In-house is also the famous Tokyo Tea House; order your favorite menu items, and of course delicious sushi, 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! 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, and discover www.tannerydepot.com!

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Hutton Metalcrafts creates an array of unique handcrafted metal works, copper lamps and lanterns, pewter ornaments, and more on Route 940 in Pocono Pines. Remembrances and objects for the home hand-made from copper, brass, and pewter, manufactured on the premises. Necklaces, cat rings, and ceiling fixtures. 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.

Fine oil paintings on glass by Xian. Ask about Chinese language lessons and piano lessons too! Everything at Hutton Metalcrafts is unique. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm; closed Sunday and Monday. Call (570) 646-7778, and illuminate www.copperlamps.com. Make your next stop the Whistle Stop Shoppe, inside the Visitors Center on Montage Mountain Road in nearby Scranton. This new store features gift merchandise made locally, as well as items re-

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lated to northeast Pennsylvania history and area ancestry. It’s open 7 days a week from 9:30am to 4:30pm. To find out more, phone (570) 496-1704 or 1-800-22WELCOME x5, and choo-choo to www.visitnepa.org! If you’re looking for fun, you’ll find lots of it at Starting Gate Action Sports on Route 209 in Bushkill. Selling 4 seasons of fun for 40+ years, this well-stocked, shopper’sdream sports center caters to active lifestyles and trend-setting people. Complete lines of equipment by Burton, Salamon, and K2, and tons of cool apparel by Burton, Volcom, O’Neill, Bonfire, and The North Face. Some equipment is also available to rent. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can recommend just the right local venue for your sport of choice! After you visit Starting Gate, you’ll be set with top-notch gear, accessories, and accurate, onthe-scene information. Adjacent to the Pocono Indian Museum! Call (570) 588-4807, and see www.startinggateonline.com.

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This Week in the Poconos 17 Live bait is best! If you plan to fish on any of the Poconos’ pristine streams and lakes, first pay a visit to Woehrle’s Bait Shop. They’re open every day from 7:00am to 5:00pm, stocking healthy live bait for all types of fishing. You can choose from hellgramites, fat heads, leeches, night crawlers, minnows, red worms, giant mealworms, crickets, wax worms, and more. Woehrle’s is just off Route 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. To find out what’s biting today, call “The Poconos’ Most Complete Bait Shop” at (570) 839-7338, or visit www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. Snag a gift certificate for your favorite angler! Discover the “Oldest Candle Shop in the Poconos,” the House of Candles, via scenic Route 715 between Tannersville and Henryville. This factory shopping destination offers free candle making demonstrations every Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Order a custom hand-carved candle in your choice of color. Browse 1000s of candles in 100s of scents, plus scented instant wax to make your own. See a 1000 lb. candle, a real 1930 Model-A Ford, and enjoy a free farmyard zoo including a miniature horse, Chinese pheasants, peacocks, goats, and a pond with goldfish and koi. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm; closed Sunday. Use the coupon in the print or online display ad; all customers receive a free gift! Phone (570) 629-1953, and be enlightened at www.houseofcandles.com. Let Kinsley’s ShopRite Market in Brodheadsville fulfill your food and household shopping needs! In-store bakery, fresh produce, and an ample selection of all your favorites. The deli counters have everything for making fresh sandwiches and platters, plus readymade 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. Spaetzle machines to the left and woks to the right; you’re at Cooks Tour! Every type of cookware and kitchen helper can be found here. The names speak for themselves: Cuisinart, Scanpan, Bourgeat, Henckels, Gaggia and Pavoni, Wusthoff, Le Creuset, Zyliss and Mouli. Pepper mills, pasta machines, fondue sets, and quiche pans fill this amazing shop, and the selection of specialty foods will satisfy the choosiest foodie. Gift certificates are available. Personalized service ensures that you’ll find the right ingredient,

technique, cookbook, or device. Also a popular cooking school; classes are offered in international, low salt, sugarless, and low cholesterol preparations. Open daily on Route 390 in Mountainhome; call (570) 595-0370. Bon appetit! Find out why Country Junction is “The World’s Largest General Store!” At 6565 Interchange Road, Route 209, in Lehighton, follow the in-house street signs toward everything and anything you need to make your house a home. Home accents, giftware, antiques, and novelties. Country Junction’s Service Team can install your flooring, windows and doors, gutter, garages, siding, lumber, fencing, and insulation. You’ll find Animal Country Puppies & (Continued on Page 18)

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More, the K9er-Diner, Barn Door Restaurant, a free wildlife exhibit, free petting farm, and a wine cellar with wine tasting; bring the display ad for a special offer! Shop for landscape and garden items, too. This shopping experience is fun for everyone; open 7 days. Call (610) 377-5050, and come to all the Junction locations online at www.countryjunction.com! Get fresh-baked goodies daily at Dutch’s Market in Greentown! The bakery at Dutch’s Shur Save turns out fresh bread and rolls, pastries, and cakes made by bakers on staff daily. Located at 1564 Route 507; call (570) 676-3373.

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443-9SPA (9772), and check out www.thespaatmountainlaurel.com. 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) 2262993 or 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com. Don’t miss the 1st winter sports rental shop on the road to Camelback Mountain! Pocono Ski Rentals is your source for skis, snowboards, snow blades, and more. Choose from day, multi-day, and seasonal rentals; you’ll receive fast, friendly service, as well as easy pick-up and drop-off. The full service shop also does quick tune-ups and waxing, etc. Open every day, with 35+ years in business, and selling the latest gear such as hats, goggles, gloves, coats, and selling and renting bibs/pants! It’s on Sullivan Trail in Tannersville; phone (570) 6294668 or fax (570) 629-4656. 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, outdoor apparel, breakfast foods, sandwiches, beverages and other fare, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and


This Week in the Poconos 19 Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Phone (570) 606-4325, and plan the outfitting of your next outing at www.tannerydepot.com! Pocono Book Exchange is your local source for books and readingrelated items! Need a mystery for leisurely evenings, a story/picture book for a child’s bedtime, a gift book to commemorate a special event, or an informative handbook to guide your next project? Check out the neat shelves of page-turners, from contemporary to venerable, just waiting for you to discover what’s between the covers. Literacy is a life skill, a rewarding pastime, and vocabulary and conversational enhancement for all ages. New and used books are sold at prices for every pocketbook, in a comfortable setting conducive to browsing. Trades are made at the owners’ discretion, and special orders are available. Open daily at 10:00am; call (570) 355-5757, or drop by the shop on Route 940 in Pocono Lake. Step up to Second Story High End Thrift, located at 756 Business Route 209, across from Eagles Glen Plaza in East Stroudsburg. This discriminating store has the look and feel of a high-end boutique, but the prices will amaze you! After loving all the stunning brand name and designer apparel, you’ll flip over the ever-changing array of accessories, shoes, bags, artwork, and décor pieces. Distinctive, attractive furniture is displayed throughout the gallery setting, and sold at thrifty prices. You’re encouraged to open cabinets and drawers to discover more one-of-akind treasures awaiting you inside! For hours and more information, call Second Story High End Thrift today at (570) 420-9948. Pocono Tile Works serves the entire 4-county Pocono Mountains region with expert custom tile design and installation. Marble is also a specialty. See genuine examples of their beautiful, quality work at

www.poconotileworks.com! Call (570) 460-6439, or email rafal@poconotileworks.com to schedule an appointment for your free, professional consultation and estimate. Pocono Tile Works is fully insured, reliable and reputable, and cheerfully provides top-notch references and recommendations!

source for gifting, collecting, and browsing, for nigh on 20 years! Shop for Alpine candle houses, Black Forest cuckoo clocks, Byers Choice Carolers, Christopher Radko ornaments, Department 56 Snowbabies, Dolfi wood carvings, G. DeBrekht figurines, German beer steins and pyramids, Howard Miller clocks, Italian music boxes, Kit-Cat Klocks, Mr. Christmas music boxes, Rhythm Small World clocks, Russian collectibles and nesting dolls, Steiff plush, Steinbach nutcrackers, and Ulbricht nutcrackers. The stylish Chamilia Beads jewelry line features 650+ different sterling silver, 14k gold, and Murano glass beads. Create and customize your own beautiful, meaningful jewelry; new beads are introduced frequently! Find it all on Route 611 in Tannersville, just north of the traffic light at Route 715. Open daily at 10:00am; call (570) 620-2003, and clock some shopping time at www.switzgifts.com.

Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7, and the service makes you feel at home. There’s so much to experience at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Route 315 in Wilkes-Barre. Cash in on the fun at over 2,500 highvoltage slots. Enjoy electric-hot virtual table games, and real live poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette! There’s a dining option for every taste and budget, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Timbers Buffet to Wolfgang Puck Express. A stroll through the shopping promenade reveals interesting finds at Marshall Rousso, Brookstone, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, t F irst Bite ’ S ince 1 Sunburst Bar ve a 98 o and Breakers, 5 ‘L hosting live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, are 2 of the hottest party venues around. Enjoy Freshly Baked • Many Flavors • Pastries live harness racing when Sugar Free/Low Carb • Specialty Cakes • & More! in season; the huge simulcast Open Daily 10AM-6PM facility is open Rt. 611, year ‘round! Swiftwater, PA This out-of-theordinary escape Credit Cards is as close as Accepted TAKE your car keys. HOME ONE WIT Call 1-888-WINSeasonal Shipping YOU! H INPA, or visit www.mohegansunpocono. www.poconocheesecake.com com.

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ENTERTAINMENT Subject to change; contact the venue for the latest information. Refer to the Sports column listings beginning on page 34 to contact winter sports areas which may offer entertainment.  PENN THEATRE OF PERFORMING ARTS presents All Shook Up! in Hazleton’s J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 West Broad Street. Curtains are 7:00pm on January 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, and 29th, and February 4th and 5th; and, at 3:00pm on January 23rd and 30th and February 6th. Set in 1955, the show is about a hip-swiveling, guitar-playing stranger who rolls into town and falls in love with a sweet young local girl. She dreams of leaving her safe, sleepy town for the more exciting big city life! This engaging story of romance and dreams is based around the songs of Elvis Presley. An all-youcan-eat dinner buffet is available 90 minutes before most performances. Show tickets are $15.00/general; $12.00/ages 62+ and students 12+; $8.00/ages 11 and under. Dinner/show tickets are $28.00/ general; $25.00/ages 62+ and students 12+; $18.00/ages 11 and under. Call (570) 454-5451, email tickets@ptpashows.org, and break a leg at www.ptpashows.org.  MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS in Wilkes-Barre transports you to a world where the action sizzles 24/7 and the friendly service makes you feel at home. Cash in on the fun at over 2,500 hot slots, virtual electronic table games, and live blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker tables. Enjoy simulcast harness racing, too! After working FIND LIVE LOCAL MUSIC

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up an appetite, savor one of many distinctive dining options. A stroll through the shopping promenade will reveal interesting finds at Brookstone, Marshall Rousso, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and Breakers host entertainment every weekend, and special entertainment events are regularly scheduled! Mohegan Sun is the out-of-the-ordinary escape that’s as close as your car keys; on Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre. Phone 1-888-WIN-INPA and see www.mohegansunpocono.com.  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+. On Saturday, February 12th, Carver Entertainment Group & Gary Reynolds Associates present The Sweet Soul & Rock & Roll Valentine’s Show, starring Little Anthony & the Imperials! 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 1-800-392-9400; visit www.crescentlodge.com.  THE GEM AND KEYSTONE in Shawnee-on-Delaware hosts live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night, and Jazz/ Fusion Jams/Open Mic Nights on many Thursdays! Popular musicians are regularly scheduled to perform. 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. Barley Creek is open daily from


This Week in the Poconos 21 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 star AAA rating, AAA Top Ten Favorite Historic Hotel, Historic Hotels of America member, and Wine Spectator award-winner. Call (570) 2262993 or 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com. 

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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 on Route 314, via Route 940 or Route 611, in Pocono Manor. Call (570) 839-7111x7601 or 1-800-233-8150x7601; see www.poconomanor.com.

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January 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 and February 4 & 5 at 7pm January 23 & 30 and February 6 at 3pm All-You-Can-Eat Buffet 90 min. before performances

FOR INFO & TICKETS, CALL  THE SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT in Shawnee-on(570) 454-5451 Delaware features John Grant, a or visit www.ptpashows.org New York-style piano man, in the River Room Piano Bar and Lounge January 21st January 28th on Thursdays from 7:00pm The The Mechanic (R) to 11:00pm, Company Men (R) The Rite and Fridays No Strings and Saturdays Biutiful (R) Attached (R) from 8:00pm From Prada to Nada to 11:00pm. The Way Back (PG-13) Happy Hour (PG-13) daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, complimentary hors d’oeuvres on weekends, cocktail specials, and ShawneeCraft™ beer, ale, and lager specials! On Tuesday, January 25th, hear Inner Mission in the fireplace lobby at 7:00pm, part of the Community Concert Series, appropriate for all ages and free of charge. On Tuesday, February 1st, enjoy a popular performer yet to be announced. Call 1800-SHAWNEE, and see www. shawneeinn. THE WAY BACK OPENS IN THEATRES JANUARY 21st com.

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All Shook Up! Presented Onstage by PTPA The Penn Theatre of Performing Arts (PTPA) presents All Shook Up! in Hazleton’s J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 West Broad Street. Curtains are at 7:00pm on January 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, and 29th, and February 4th and 5th; and, at 3:00pm on January 23rd and 30th and February 6th. Set in 1955, the show is about a hip-swiveling, guitar-playing stranger who rolls into town and falls in love with a sweet young local girl. She dreams of leaving her safe, sleepy town for a more exciting, big-city life! This engaging story of romance and dreams revolves around the memorable songs of Elvis Presley. An all-you-can-eat dinner buffet is available 90 minutes before most performances. Show tickets are $15.00/general, $12.00/ages 62+ and students 12+, and $8.00/ages 11 and under. Dinner/show tickets are $28.00/general, $25.00/ages 62+ and students 12+, and $18.00/ages 11 and under. Call the PTPA Cate McDonald as Natalie, Nelson Ferriera as Dean, at (570) 454-5451, email tickets@ptpashows.org, and break a leg at Angela Larose as Lorraine & Philip Kaufman as Chad www.ptpashows.org!

Shawnee Inn Winter Community Concert Series On Tuesday, January 25th, experience Inner Mission in the cozy fireplace lobby of Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort at 7:00pm, a gift to the community from the non-profit Shawnee Institute. Inner Mission performances feature 3-part harmonies, catchy melodies, and powerful, thought-provoking lyrics. Their message is Christian and their style is folk rock with meaning. Winter Community Concert Series entertainment is appropriate for all ages and free of charge; donations to the performers are accepted. The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort is located on River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware; call (570) 424-4000 or 1-800-SHAWNEE, and visit www.shawneeinn.com.

The French Manor Inn offers Ski and Spa Package Thrilling skiing at Camelback Mountain Resort or Snö Mountain, along with tranquility in Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn, are yours with a Ski and Spa Package! Indulge in everything this package includes; elegant lodging in a guestroom or suite, welcome fruit and cheese plate with sherry, VIP lift tickets for 2 to Camelback or Snö, a French Manor tote bag containing 2 bottles of water, trail mix, French Manor lip balm, and fresh fruit, plus afternoon tea served daily in Hanna’s Café, turndown service with Godiva chocolates, a 50 minute couples’ massage in a Le Spa Forêt massage suite with fireplace, full country breakfast for 2 each morning, and enjoyment of all amenities. A serenely beautiful Pocono Mountain destination, 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, and Hanna’s Café casual dining complement majestic views of surrounding mountains. Named one of the Ten Best Inns in America and awarded a 4 Diamond rating by the AAA, you’ll find it just off Route 191 in South Sterling. Le Spa Forêt, an innovative green spa retreat, features all the best and most luxurious services. Call 1-877-7206095 to reserve your accommodations, and experience www.thefrenchmanor.com.


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SPAS & SALONS Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, South Sterling. Attuned to the rhythms of nature, as well as the rhythms of the human body! An innovative green spa retreat, Le Spa Forêt offers aromachology, body enhancers, a naturally filtered pool and hot tub, fitness center, conference room, relaxation lounges, couples’ massage suite with fireplace, manicures and pedicures, bridal party suite, and luxurious, tranquil décor. For the full menu, treatment guide, and more information about this splendid venue, phone 1-877-720-6095, and see www.thefrenchmanor.com. The Inn at Jim Thorpe, in picturesque Jim Thorpe. The grand Victorian Inn is a landmark treasure within the National Register Historic District, featuring comfortable rooms, romantic suites, and relaxing in-house spa services. Quaint shops, antique stores, galleries, opera house, pubs, restaurants, and hiking/ biking trails are at the Inn’s doorstep. Take advantage of great packages such as Ski & Stay, Show & Stay, Shop ‘til You Drop, Spa Weekends, Romance Packages, and Girlfriend Getaways. For reservations, call The Inn at Jim Thorpe at 1-800-329-2599, and visit www.innjt.net. The Spa at Mountain Laurel at the Mountain Laurel Resort is off Route 940 in scenic White Haven. The luxurious menu includes a variety of massages, sea salt soaks, foot reflexology, vitamin C facials, aroma wraps, body treatments, nail services, hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, tanning, a fitness center, hair salon, and indoor pool. Gift certificates and spa packages are available. From now through February 28th, bring the display ad or mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling to receive a couples’ massage for $168, or a Valentine package with couples’ massage, hydrotherapy soak, and pedicure for $363.90! Call (570) 443-9SPA (9772), and see www.thespaatmountainlaurel.com. The Laurel Spa at the Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor. The Laurel Spa at Pocono Manor features Roman Tuscan design, the perfect setting to nurture your body,

mind, and spirit. Designed with you in mind, state-of-the-art equipment provides an unforgettable experience. The menu offers massages, facials, wraps, scrubs, nail services, waxing, and spa packages; create your own! Your experience begins in the steam facility; then, relax in a Quiet Room to await your services. Mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling! Call The Laurel Spa at The Inn at Pocono Manor at (570) 839-0140, and view www.laurelspaatpoconomanor.com. Spa Shawnee at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, River Road in Shawneeon-Delaware. Inspired by life-restoring elements of nature, Spa Shawnee is a sanctuary of restoration for re-energizing the body, mind, and soul. Facials and body treatments are inspired by ancient traditions of Eastern and Western cultures, using the best allnatural, organic products. You’ll find single massage rooms, a couples’ massage room, hydrotherapy room, full salon offering hair, make-up, and scalp treatments, waxing, facials, body treatments, and mani/pedis. Call (570) 424-4000 x1438, and see www.spashawnee.com. The Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 in Skytop. Invigorate, stimulate, and rejuvenate! From manicures to massages, Skytop’s spa treatments for men and women will pamper you from head to toe. Enjoy a certified staff, 6 treatment rooms, a Quiet Room with mountain views, a mani/pedi room, locker rooms, and bathrooms with showers. Try the Exfoliating Sea

Salt Scrub, followed by a velvety Body Butter Wrap. Melt stress away with a Hot Stone Massage or a Spa Signature Facial. Fine products are available to purchase, as are gift certificates. Mention This Week in the Poconos! The Skyview Spa is on the 5th floor of historic Skytop Lodge. Phone (570) 595-8968, and visit www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge.com. Time to Thai Massage Therapy & Accupressure, Route 611 in Tannersville, Suite 3 on 2nd Floor of 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. Give Certified Thai Massage Practitioner Phyllis King-Robert a call at (570) 730-0603 or (570) 688-5864, and prepare to feel fantastic!

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

AMERICAN

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

BARLEY CREEK BREWING COMPANY at Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road in Tannersville features an award-winning timber frame atmosphere housing the Poconos’ original brewpub. Enjoy soups and salads, pub fare, steaks, seafood, plus a children’s menu, treasure box, and game room. There’s a deck for brews with a view, a pavilion, and a waffle ball stadium. The unique restaurant and nightspot offers traditional favorites and genuine pub fare, paired with handcrafted ales and lagers brewed on-site in an English brew house. In-house are the famous Tokyo Tea House menu offerings as well, including melt-in-your-mouth sushi, expertly prepared and presented. Live music and special events, and free tours of the brewery and beer tasting daily; see you at The Creek! Phone (570) 629-9399. www.barleycreek.com.

ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE

BARLEY CREEK BREWING COMPANY

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

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 knickknacks, wind chimes, collectibles, and gadgets. You’ll find coffees, teas, specialty foods, and chocolates. Taste jams, jellies, gourmet mustards and cheeses, candies, cheese spreads, fudge, apple butter, plus barrels of old-fashioned candies at old-fashioned prices. Country gifts, wicker, and collectibles complete the experience. Great selection, great prices, and a great location, with lodging, winter sports, and many attractions nearby. Phone (570) 4218970. www.country-kettle.com.

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

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HOLLEY ROSS POTTERY on Route 191 at LaAnna features free guided tours of the pottery factory, and free demonstrations of pottery and china making. Many lines of pottery, glassware, gifts, sculpture, and more are available to admire and purchase. Shop for Fiesta dinnerware, stoneware, dolls, planters, décor, candles, bean pots, suncatchers, Weeping Gold pottery, and Polish pottery. Find a whimsical figurine or birdbath for your outdoor 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.


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

HUTTON METALCRAFTS on Route 940 in Pocono Pines is your source for handcrafted copper and brass indoor and outdoor lamps, pewter ornaments, fine pewter ware, copper and brass fountains, fine art painting on glass by Xian, and much more. Re m e m b ra n c e s and objects for your home and property are manufactured onpremises. 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. Phone (570) 646-7778. www.copperlamps.com.

STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE at 150 South

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 holiday-themed cheesecake creations are featured as well. This is the best cheesecake you’ve ever had; it’s love at first bite! Phone (570) 839-6844. www.poconocheesecake.com.

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.

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.

TOBYHANNA TRAIN STATION & MUSEUM on

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

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 is free and no admission fee is charged, although donations are graciously accepted. Phone (570) 894-3338.


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Eagle Watch! Hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania each winter in search of open water, fresh fish, and undisturbed habitat. In addition to migratory eagles, our region is home to a growing, breeding population of resident eagles. Every Saturday and Sunday from now through mid-March, volunteers trained by The Eagle Institute staff popular viewing locations at Lackawaxen and elsewhere along the Delaware River, assisting eagle watchers in spotting these majestic birds. Self-guided eagle watchers are aided by eagle etiquette volunteers, who have spotting scopes, extra binoculars, eagle information, and directions to various viewing locations. From April through September, eagle watching is discouraged because of the eagles’ sensitivity to human disturbance during this critical time. Please respect the eagles and their young! The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office, 176 Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen at the end of Roebling Bridge, is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and by appointment, through mid-March. For maps, directions, and more, soar to www.eagleinstitute.org and see the Eagle Forum message board, call (570) 685-5960 or (845) 557-6162, or email eagleinstitute@yahoo.com.

MCEEC Guided

Bald Eagle Field Trips Guided Bald Eagle Field Trips organized by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) are planned for Fridays, January 21st, January 28th, February 4th, and February 11th. The 4 field trips’ destination is the Poconos’ Upper Delaware River, in search of resident and wintering migratory bald eagles. This scenic region provides a beautiful backdrop and excellent opportunities for observing these majestic raptors. Environmental Educator Darryl Speicher will lead the 1st trip, and Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman will lead the following 3 trips. You’ll meet at the MCEEC near Bartonsville at 8:30am, and return around 5:30pm. A $20.00/pp cost to attend includes van transportation. Registration and pre-payment are required; space is limited. Pack your lunch, bring your binoculars, dress for the weather, and get excited about eagles! Brief stops will be made to purchase coffee and snacks. Call (570) 629-3061 or email monroecd@ptd.net to register, and discover www.mcconservation.org.

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PEEC Eagle Watch Excursion Watch On Saturday, February 5th, join Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) staff for an Eagle Watch Excursion, viewing resident and visiting bald eagles! The trip will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and transportation is provided. Your group will stop at the Eagle Institute and other popular locations to look for bald eagles soaring, feeding, and nestguarding. Bring binoculars, camera, and lunch, dress in layers, and be ready to see some eagles! The cost is $25.00/pp; registration is required by January 28th. PEEC, a non-profit center, is 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 experiences to individuals and groups of all ages. For more information or to register, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319, and perch at www.peec.org.

Eagle Institute and Audubon Society host Guided Bald Eagle Excursion On Saturday, January 22nd, The Eagle Institute in partnership with the Northeast PA Audubon Society will host a Guided Bald Eagle Excursion from 10:00am to 2:00pm, departing from Lackawaxen. Join this annual bus tour to search for eagles, learn about eagle habitat needs, and help collect data. Meet at The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office to board the heated bus for the excursion to popular eagle viewing sites. Dress in layers, wear waterproof boots, and bring your lunch, binoculars, and camera! Alternate date is Sunday, January 23rd. Tickets are $10.00/pp, pre-paid, and registration is required by calling Joan at (570) 228-1704 or emailing jthirion@aol.com. The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office, 176 Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen at the Roebling Bridge, is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through mid-March. Call the office or drop by to learn where eagles are being sighted, or soar to www.eagleinstitute.org and see the Eagle Forum message board. For maps, directions, and more information, call The Eagle Institute at (570) 685-5960 or (845) 557-6162, or email eagleinstitute@yahoo.com. Reach the NEPA Audubon Society office in Honesdale at (570) 253-9250; see www.nepaaudubonsociety.org and www.audubon.org!


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Ski Big Bear Winter Carnival Mark your calendar for Winter Carnival 2011, coming to Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain on Sunday, January 30th! From 9:00am to 4:30pm, you’re invited to hit the powder with Ski and Snowboard Races, an all-day Scavenger Hunt, Lunch Tray Races, and Ski Patrol Toboggan Rides. Slide to the Rental shop for a free wax and sharpen, and chill in the Lodge with raffles and live entertainment. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is a semi-private family facility, just 4 miles off Route 590 in Lackawaxen. The complete snow sport area offers 18 trails with 100% snowmaking, a Terrain Park, snow tubing, some night skiing, and community savings events like Educator Night on January 27th. Closed Tuesdays; for current conditions and hours, call (570) 685-1400, or click on www.ski-bigbear.com!

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

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570-226-7513 www.missellysantiques.com

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4 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA

570-226-2993 www.thesettlersinn.com

Watercolors in Winter

At the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 near Hawley, you can learn how to bring color to winter as you experiment with basic watercolor techniques. On Saturday, January 22nd, Watercolors in Winter, led by local artist and educator David Hamill from 9:00am to 12:00pm, will focus on watercolor painting; you’ll even take home a finished piece! Basic supplies are provided although you may bring and use your own. No prior experience is needed and the program is free. Registration is required; call (570) 253-7076 or email pplpreserves@pplweb.com to sign up. To learn about the many ways PPL benefits the community, plug into www.pplpreserves.com!

Established 1849

FURNITURE • BEDDING • AREA RUGS

Main Ave., Hawley

570 226-3112

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museums, galleries and antiquity ARTSPACE GALLERY, 18 North 7th Street, downtown Stroudsburg. A gallery of the Pocono Arts Council, the arts leadership, service, and educational organization serving the entire 4-county Pocono Mountains region with the mission Culture Builds Community. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm; Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Shows, displays, special events, and exhibits. Call (570) 476-4460, and view www.artspacegallery.net. CARBON COUNTY WELCOME CENTER, 2 Lehigh Avenue, Jim Thorpe. Exhibits include coal mining, canal shipping, rail transportation, Delaware and Lehigh Corridor, hiking, biking, skiing, museum tours, train rides, shopping, restaurants, and accommodations. Hours are 9:30am until 5:30pm daily. Call (570) 325-3673 or 1-888-JIM-THORPE, and visit www.JimThorpe.org. COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, located in the Township Complex at 5550 Memorial Boulevard (Route 611) in Tobyhanna. Exhibits include ice harvesting displays, the military, an extensive photo collection, and historic artifacts. Special programs, displays, speakers, and events; meetings monthly. Admission is free, donations are appreciated, and hours are by appointment. Phone (570) 894-4207 or (570) 839-7306; visit www.coolbaughtwp.org. EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY Madelon Powers Art Gallery, Fine and Performing Arts Center. Open Monday through Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm during university sessions. Learn more at www.esu.edu. ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE, 10 miles east of Hazleton on Highland Road, 3 miles off Route 940. Re-live

history at this coal miners’ patch town. Founded in 1854, Eckley was an anthracite-mining community for 115 years. Owned by a series of coal companies, the houses were never sold to the occupants. In 1971, the village became a museum with over 200 residents; today, just 18 residents remain. Museum, miners’ homes, churches, company store, and doctor’s office. Open year ‘round; administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Guided walking tours, staff and weather permitting. Call (570) 636-2070; see www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com.

THE GLASS HAT, Route 191, ½ mile south of Hamlin Corners. Two floors filled with elegant glassware, antique oak and country furniture, estate jewelry, pottery, Depression glass, and general antiques and collectibles. Teacups and saucers, teapots, and lots of interesting tea things. A Christmas room, and a section of old kitchenware. Member of the Wayne, Pike, Sullivan Antique Dealers Association (WPSADA) and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Glass Appreciation Club. Open daily, weather permitting. Call (570) 689(Continued on Page 30)

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Glass Hat Antiques Elegant Glassware Oak & Country Furniture Old Kitchenware

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

Open Daily - Weather Permitting

570.689.4060

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HANDMADE COPPER LANTERNS & CANDLE LAMPS CHINESE LANGUAGE LESSONS

Route 940 • Pocono Pines, PA

570-646-7778

www.copperlamps.com

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


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4060, visit www.wpsada.com, or email tkobo@echoes.net. HUTTON METALCRAFTS on Route 940 in Pocono Pines is your source for handcrafted copper lanterns, brass indoor and outdoor lamps, candle lamps, pewter ornaments, fine pewter ware, copper and brass fountains, fine art painting on glass by Xian, and much more. Remembrances and objects for your home and property are manufactured on-premises. Choose from one-of-a-kind copper trees created by Tom Hutton, handhammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, and heatcolored to produce rich greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks. Phone (570) 646-7778 and see www.copperlamps.com. MISS ELLY’S ANTIQUES & SUCH is a friendly multi-dealer shop housed in an 1870 Victorian at 518 Church Street, off Main Avenue in Hawley. Discover affordable treasures from smalls to furniture, glass, pottery, paintings and prints, vintage clothing and textiles, and primitives. Imported gourmet and specialty foods include British marmalades, buttery Scottish shortbreads, and other goodies. The Gothic Revival building is a must-see with its center gable, tin roof complete with original “snowbirds,” flattened arch-effect windows, and full-length one-story porch with decorative brackets. Still boasting lovely old glass in her 7light transom and 5 sidelights! Open Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm, and by appointment. Call (570) 226-7513, and visit www.missellysantiques.com. OLD MAUCH CHUNK LANDING, Route 209 in Jim Thorpe. A former New Jersey Central Railroad Station, built in 1888 to serve the booming passenger trade. Now a hub for special events, exhibits, and rail excursions. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore industrial heritage exhibits

from 9:30am until 5:30pm daily. Call (570) 325-3673 or (570) 4215791; visit www.jimthorpe.org. PAST IMPRESSIONS is a vendor coop located on Route 191 just north of Hamlin Corners. The store’s home is a stunning 1910 Victorian with crystal chandeliers and lots of history. Vendors offer true antiques, old and new home décor, clothing, jewelry, purses, books, and gifts, and ladies’ and children’s clothing on consignment! You’ll find affordable reproductions, furniture, glassware, pictures, and wrought iron pieces. Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00am until 5:00pm, and Sundays from 11:00am to 5:00pm; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Call (570) 689-4123 and be impressed by www.ilovepastimpressions.com. PENNSYLVANIA SKI & WINTER SPORTS MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME, at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville (I-80 exit 299). See the evolution of skis, bindings, and related equipment during the 20th century. Also highlighted are skates and sleds, clothing, historic photos, biographies, and posters. The Museum, dedicated to preserving the history of winter sports in Pennsylvania, is open to the public and free of charge. Call Camelback at (570) 629-1661; see www.skicamelback.com and www.paskimuseum.org. POCONO BOOK EXCHANGE, Route 940 in Pocono Lake. Great books make great gifts! A captivating mystery enhances evenings by the fire, a story/picture book will brighten a child’s day, and informative handbooks guide successful projects. You’ll find

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


This Week in the Poconos 31 County Historical Association. Museum, library, and gift shop are open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm, and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Guided tours are at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Admission fee. Phone (570) 421-7703, and see www.monroehistorical.org. TEETERS’ FURNITURE, Main Avenue, Hawley. Established in 1849, the Teeters have built a reputation for fine quality furniture and decor displayed in a gallery atmosphere; shop for bedding and carpeting too! Open Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5:30pm; Friday, 8:30am to 8:00pm; Saturday, 8:30am to 5:00pm; and Sunday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Phone (570) 226-3112, and visit www.teetersfurniture.com. THEO B. PRICE INC. COUNTRY STORE, Route 390 in Cresco. Mickey and Maryann Miller keep handicrafts, distinctive gifts, seasonings, animal feed, folk art, hardware, and building materials. Shop for Green Mountain Coffees,

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

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

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Wayne County Genealogy White Sale Days in Jim Thorpe Group turns 15! The Wayne County Genealogy Group meets from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursday, January 27th as it enters its 15th year! The active group of experienced researchers welcomes newcomers and beginners; the collective knowledge of the group grows with each new member. Currently headquartered at the Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street in Honesdale, the informative sessions focus on how to research family history in general, rather than on Wayne County genealogy exclusively. For more information, call (570) 253-3240 or (570) 253-5468, or email wchspa@ptd.net, and research www.waynehistorypa.org!

Through January, the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce (JTCC) sponsors White Sale Days, featuring steep discounts on shopping, overnight accommodations and amenities, and dining at area eateries. Enjoy exciting winter sports Dorothea Schaefer at nearby Jack Frost/Big Boulder mountains, and enhance your Pocono experience with a visit to this charming, historic year-‘round destination in Carbon County. Call the JTCC at (570) 325-5810, or view the entire list of businesses participating in January White Sale Days at www.jimthorpe.org.


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ATV RENTALS The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. ATV rentals are offered to the public. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. BAIT & TACKLE Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery. Offering fishing tackle, as well as camping equipment, bike rentals, 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. 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, hellgramites,

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and more! Celebrating 30+ years in business, this very complete bait shop is open every day, all year. Call (570) 839-7338 and see www.woehrlesbaitshop.com.

BOWLING Split Rock Resort, One Lake Drive, Lake Harmony. 8-lane bowling center in the resort’s beautiful Galleria is open the public, 11:00am to 11:00pm. Newly resurfaced lanes and digital scoring! Call (570) 722-9111 ext. 504, or see www.splitrockresort.com. CAMPING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I80 off exit 309). Take an overnight canoe camping trip in the wild and beautiful Delaware Water Gap Natural Recreation Area! Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-487-2628. See the display ad for a special offer, and visit www.adventuresport.com.

Kittatinny Canoes, on the Delaware River. This canoe and raft center offers scenic riverside camping trips in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Float down the Delaware River to your campsite and get away from it all! Call 1-800-FLOAT-KC or (570) 2965890 for your reservations, see the display ad 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) 3259226 for reservations, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. River Beach Campsites on the Delaware River, Route 209, 3 miles north of Milford. Tent and


This Week in the Poconos 35 RV campsites; activities include canoeing, rafting, tubing, kayaking, and more. Call (570) 296-5890 or 1-800-FLOAT-KC, and visit www.kittatinny.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Mountain bike rentals are available, with shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River. For your reservations, call the Adventure Center at 1-800443-8554 or (570) 443-9532. See www.whitewaterchallengers.com. CANOES & KAYAKS Kittatinny Canoes, at their Milford location. This canoe and raft center also offers new and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories. Dealers of Old Town Canoe, Dagger, and Perception! Located off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles north of Milford. Call 1-800FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890, and see www.kittatinny.com. CLIMBING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Try the outdoor

30 foot climbing wall. Climb 8 different stations, from beginner to very advanced. The wall has been custom built and features a real rock look and feel, as well as over 300 moveable handholds. Climbing classes are available. Day use fee. Weight up to 310 pounds. Top rope belaying. Call (570) 5958988 for more information and see www.skytop.com. CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes Courses, Disc Golf, Mountain Segways, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines. Call (570) 629-1661 x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. CROSS COUNTRY SKIING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. Skytop Lodge, off Route 390 in Skytop. XC skiing is offered to guests of the resort. Ski rentals are available. Phone (570) 595-7401 or

1-800-345-7759. www.skytop.com. Starting Gate Action Sports, Route 209 in Marshalls Creek. Renting XC skis for use at your location of choice. Call (570) 223-6215 or go to www.startinggateonline.com. DOGSLEDDING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. EURO BUNGY CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes Courses, Disc Golf, Mountain Segways, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines. Call (570) 629-1661 x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Instruction for the novice fly fisherman covering casting, entomology, wading, knot tying, etc. in the classroom and on the water. Equipment provided. Also (Continued on Page 36)


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offering private lessons and a local guide service. Waters on property open to the public for a fee for fly fishing only. Call (570) 595-8929 or (570) 595-7401 to schedule, and see www.skytop.com. The Rod & Gun Club at The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. The Manor Sports Club offers lessons for the beginner to experienced angler, both classroom and streamside. “Cast & Stay” Packages are available. The Inn’s 2.5 miles of scenic, remote flyfishing are open to the public for a fee. Call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@poconomanor.com to schedule; see www.poconomanor.com. GEOCACHING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. The 30-minute class Geocaching and GPS Basics will

teach you the essentials you need to find a Skytop geocode using their state of the art Global Positioning System units. Upon completion of the class, you can rent the GPS unit to locate the caches of your choosing. Class size is limited; registration is suggested. Minimum age is 13 without a parent/guardian. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. HARNESS RACING Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre. Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7 and the service makes you feel at home. Cash in on the fun at over 2,500 highvoltage slots, electric-hot virtual table games, simulcast harness racing, and live blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker table games! Savor the good life at one of 10 distinctive dining options, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Timbers Buffet to Wolfgang Puck Express. A stroll through the shopping promenade will reveal Brookstone, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and

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Breakers Bar offer live entertainment. Call 1-888-WIN-INPA; see www.mohegansunpocono.com. 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. Enjoy renovated stables and expanded services! Year ‘round horseback riding on miles of gorgeous, scenic trails. Also offering horse-drawn hay rides and sleigh rides in season. Call the stable at (570) 839-6237, or email stables@poconomanor.com; visit www.poconomanor.com. KART RACING S & S Speedways Indoor Go-Karts, Business Route 209 in Snydersville. High-powered indoor go-karts with slick tires are the closest you’ll come to real track racing! The go-karts are a single person ride and you must be at least 54” tall to drive. Video arcade and snack bar mean fun for the whole family. Hours are Thursday and Friday 5:00pm10:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm10:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-7:00pm, and Monday through Wednesday 12:00pm-5:00. Call ahead for other times. Bring the display ad for a Free Race! Call (570) 420-5500 and visit www.ssspeedways.com. MOUNTAIN SEGWAYS CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes Courses, Disc Golf, Mountain Segways, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines. Call (570) 629-1661 x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort/Pocono Segway Tours, Route 209 in Bushkill. Guided segway tours every day except Wednesday, for ages 13+, amidst the 440-acre, 4-season resort. No experience required; top speed is 12 mph. Open to the public and resort guests. Reservations recommended; call 1-888-segway9 or 1-888-337-6966, and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com.


This Week in the Poconos 37 PAINTBALL The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Come play paintball on five new fields. Play a combination of games in and out of the woods including speedball. Equipment is available. Outside paint not permitted; all paintballs must be purchased at the Adventure Center. Minimum age 10 with waiver signed by guardian. Improve your skills at the paintball shooting gallery, with no age restriction. Call (570) 5958988 and see www.skytop.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Guests can play Destination Paintball at a discount. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com. Kittatinny Paintball, north of the Poconos in Barryville, New York. Paintball course open to the public with equipment rentals available. Try the Paddle and Battle special: go canoeing, kayaking or rafting with your friends one day, and play paintball the next! Camping on premises. Call 1-800-

FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890; see www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Whitewater & Skirmish, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Skirmish paintball open daily, all year, with 50+ award-winning fields! Ages 10+ only. Also bringing you fullday and ½-day adventures through the scenic Lehigh River Gorge; family-style calm water float trips, wild whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, camping, and more! Call 1-800-WHITEWATER or (570) 325-9226 for reservations, and see www.poconowhitewater.com. SKI AREAS Big Boulder Ski Area, Lake Harmony Road in Lake Harmony; use I-80 exit 284, then follow Route 115 to Route 903 to Lake Harmony Road. Fourteen trails serviced by 7 lifts and 100% snowmaking, with night skiing, ski rentals, ski school, snowboard park, and snow tubing. Call (570) 722-0100. Visit www.jfbb.com. Camelback Ski Area, 3 & ½ miles from I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. With 33 trails and 13 lifts, including

high-speed detachable quads and a magic carpet. 100% snowmaking, 100% night skiing, 4 lodges, 2 rental shops, ski school, 2 terrain parks and halfpipe. Dining and slopeside accommodations are available. Use the special offer in the display ad for a snow tubing discount! Call (570) 629-1661 or go to www.skicamelback.com. Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area, just off Route 940 west of Blakeslee Corners and east of the I-476 interchange. With 21 trails and 7 lifts with 100% snowmaking, rentals, halfpipe and terrain park, ski shop, ski school, racing clinics and complete facilities. Call (570) 443-8425 and see www.jfbb.com. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Follow signs on Route 209 via I-80 exit 309. Day or night skiing on 23 slopes and trails serviced by 9 lifts and 100% snowmaking. Rentals are available. Riders welcome in the halfpipe area and snowboard park. Super Park & Pipe, too! Ski schools (Continued on Page 38)


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and clinics available for all abilities. See the special offer in the display ad! Phone (570) 421-7231 or visit www.shawneemt.com. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain on the scenic Upper Delaware River, 4 miles off Route 590 in Lackawaxen. Eighteen trails all covered by extensive snowmaking, with 650’ of vertical drop for long runs. Skiers and snowboarders have fun in the Terrain Park. Open for night skiing most nights. Rentals and lessons are available. To find out more about this semi-private family facility, including days and hours of operation, call (570) 685-1400 or see www.ski-bigbear.com. SLEDDING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call the resort at (570)

Big Boulder Ski Area, Lake Harmony Road in Lake Harmony; use I-80 exit 284, then follow Route 115 to Route 903 to Lake Harmony Road. Fourteen trails serviced by 7 lifts and 100% snowmaking, with night skiing, ski rentals, ski school, snowboard park, and snow tubing. Call (570) 722-0100. Visit www.jfbb.com. Camelback Ski Area, I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Expanded snowtubing park features 10 runs and 4 tows, along with a powerful snowmaking system for a great ride. Single tubes and family tubes, and night tubing. Use the special offer in the display ad for a discount! Call (570) 629-1661 or go to www.skicamelback.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill, weather permitting. Fernwood’s Winter Fun Center has 7 tubing chutes and offers single & family tubes, plus a Children’s Tubing

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Center! Kids must be at least 42” tall. Snowtubing is open Thursday through Monday, with 2-hour day sessions on weekends & holidays and 4-hour night sessions Thursday through Monday; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Use the coupon in the display ad! Call 1-888-FERNWOOD; www.fernwoodhotel.com. Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area, just off Route 940 west of Blakeslee Corners and east of the I-476 interchange. With 21 trails and 7 lifts with 100% snowmaking, rentals, halfpipe and terrain park, ski shop, ski school, racing clinics, tubing, and complete facilities. Call (570) 4438425 and see www.jfbb.com. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Follow signs on Route 209 via I-80 exit 309. Six tubing chutes serviced by two lifts are all lighted for day or night tubing. Phone (570) 421-7231 or visit www.shawneemt.com. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain on the scenic Upper Delaware River, 4 miles off Route 590 in Lackawaxen. Fun tubing runs for all ages are open on Saturdays & Sundays. A complete winter experience in a semi-private setting. For more information, including days and hours of operation, call (570) 685-1400 or see www.ski-bigbear.com. SNOWSHOEING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. Skytop Lodge, off Route 390 in Skytop. Snowshoeing through the beautiful wooded grounds is offered to guests of the resort. Snowshoe rentals are available. Phone (570) 595-7401 or 1-800345-7759 and see www.skytop.com. SPORTING CLAYS The Rod & Gun Club at Pocono Manor, Route 314, via Route 611 or Route 940, Pocono Manor. The Manor Sports Club offers a multistation clay course spanning over 120 acres. There are high-flying teal, rolling rabbits, and fast crossing and incoming birds throughout the scenic woodland course. Enjoy a walk or ride along the stream


This Week in the Poconos 39 between stations and take in the scenery. Trained staff will assist you in shooting your 1st round, and help novices elevate their shooting skills. Instruction and gun rentals are available, as are ammo and gear. Appointments are required; call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@poconomanor.com; see www.poconomanor.com. The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Regulation, twelve-station sporting clay range open to the public. Suitable for beginners with challenges for the more experienced shooter. Instruction is offered and guns are available to rent. Appointments are required. Phone (570) 595-8929 or (570) 595-7401 to schedule; visit www.skytop.com. SPORTS EQUIPMENT Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I80 off exit 309). The camp store here carries a complete line of outdoor equipment. Tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, hats, clothing, sunglasses, snorkeling equipment, disposable cameras, and much more. Call (570) 223-0505 or 1-800-487-2628. See the display ad for a money-saving coupon, and visit www.adventuresport.com. Kittatinny Canoes, at their Milford location. This canoe and raft center also offers new and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories. Dealers of Old Town Canoe, Dagger, and Perception! Located off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles north of Milford. Call 1-800FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890, and see www.kittatinny.com. Pocono Ski Rentals, Sullivan Trail in Tannersville. Skis, snowboards, snow blades, and more. Choose from day, multi-day, and seasonal rentals; fast, friendly service, easy pickup and drop-off. Full service shop does quick tune-ups and waxing. Open every day, with 35+ years in business, and selling the latest gear such as hats, goggles, gloves, coats, and selling and renting bibs/pants! Phone (570) 629-4668. Pocono Whitewater & Skirmish, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe. Bringing you full-day and ½-day adventures through the scenic Lehigh River

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

Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery. Offering fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals, 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. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. Healthy live bait for all seasons – fat heads, minnows, night crawlers, leeches, red worms, giant mealworms, wax worms, crickets, and more! Celebrating over 30 years (Continued on Page 40)

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

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

ZIP LINES/ROPES COURSES CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes courses, disc golf, mountain segways, Euro bungy, climbing wall, and fantastic zip lines! Call (570) 629-1661 x1123 for reservations, and check out www.cbkmountainadventures.com. Whitewater Challengers, on the Lehigh River near White Haven. Zip Line Adventure, whitewater rafting, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and mountain biking. For your reservations, call the Adventure Center at 1-800-4438554 or (570) 443-9532; see www.whitewaterchallengers.com.

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

various eateries won’t leave you hungry. Mama Bella’s Tuscan Grille features tempting appetizers and entrees. For a casual dining experience, visit the sports pub with 8 TVs. Fernwood also has a Food Court for your dining convenience, including a Pizza Hut, Scoops, and a cafe! After a day of excitement at Fernwood, head to Wintergreen’s Bar and Grill overlooking the lake and golf course to refuel. Enjoy a cocktail and live entertainment, or visit the Winter Fun Center for tubing and more. Check it out at www.fernwoodhotel.com. DELAWARE WATER GAP Water Gap Diner & The Pancake Place, Main Street, Ph: (570) 476-0132: Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and featuring traditional diner fare as well as surprisingly scrumptious specials! Bring the print or online display ad for a percentage off your bill. Easy on/off from exit 310 of I80; groups are welcome. Hours are 6:00am to 9:00pm on Sunday through Thursday, and 6:00am until 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday. This is a yummy people-pleasing place for all ages and tastes!

EAST STROUDSBURG Vocelli Pizza, 96 South Courtland Street, Ph: 424-1949: Satisfy your cravings for perfect pizza at Vocelli Pizza, delivering classic Italian quality every time! They start with hand-crafted dough mixed with extra-virgin olive oil. Vocelli signature pizza sauce has been handed down from a family recipe; tomatoes are rushed from the field and fresh-packed within 6 hours, never from concentrate. Every pizza is smothered with 100% real Mozzarella cheese, and farm fresh toppings finish the picturesque pies. Featuring catering, plus online services like ordering, coupons, Kids Corner, Gourmet Club, and Shoppe Di Vocelli. Visit Vocelli’s on Route 611 in Tannersville at Smuggler’s Cove, too! Feel the Vocelli passion for pizza at www.vocellipizza.com. HAWLEY Cocoon Coffee House & Catering Co., Route 6 and Bellemonte Ave., Ph: 2266130: Kick back, relax, and sip coffee crafted from Electric City Roasting’s custom-blended beans, in Hawley’s historic landmark silk mill. Enjoy fresh, scrumptious, and affordable pastries, sandwiches, quiche, and salads. Open every day from 7:00am to 6:00pm, with free Wi-Fi! Professional catering, daily specials, and timely events. Email info@cocooncoffeehouse.com, and savor www.cocooncoffeehouse.com. Costa’s Family Fun Park, just east of Lake Wallenpaupack on Route 6, Ph: (570) 226-8585: Food and fun in Lake Country! Bring the family for Lazer Tag, miniature golf, go carts, bumper boats, arcade games, kiddie play land, batting cages, driving range, water slides, and more. Then, have lunch, dinner, or a tasty treat at Costa’s cafe! For the season, Costa’s Family Fun Park is open through Columbus Day, weather permitting. For more information, log on to www.costasfamilyfunpark.com.


This Week in the Poconos 43 The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, 4 Main Avenue, Ph: 2262993 or 1-800-833-8527: An artfully restored craftsman-style hotel. Savor the unique cuisine, made with only the freshest locally grown produce, seasonal game and fish, plus artisan breads and desserts baked at the Inn. Dine on the terrace overlooking the garden or in the comfortably elegant dining room. Select from a diverse menu featuring traditional favorites as well as nouveau cuisine. Regularly scheduled special dining events and live entertainment. Serving lunch from 12:00pm to 2:30pm and dinner from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Four-diamond AAA rating, Wine Spectator magazine award-winner, and Historic Hotels of America member. Visit www.thesettlersinn.com. LAKE HARMONY Boulder View Tavern, Lake Drive, Ph: 722-9696: Casual dining and family fare; where the mountain comes to life! Dinner served to 9:00pm and late night menu to 11:00pm. Check out the famous

BBQ ribs. Special nights include 25-cent wings on Mondays, pizza night and college night with special drink prices on Wednesdays, and $5.00/pound clams or mussels and $1.50 domestic drafts on Sundays. Live entertainment scheduled. See www.boulderviewtavern.com. The Resort at Split Rock, One Lake Drive, Ph: 722-9111: Casual dining in a distinctive 4-season 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 fare, 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. MOUNT POCONO The Original Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse, Route 611, two blocks north of Route 940, Ph: 839-9678: Great food and good times are standard fare at Bailey’s. Just minutes from Camelback Mountain Resort and the Crossings Outlets; open 7 days from 11:30am. The luncheon menu offers burgers, Buffalo wings, chicken quesadillas, crab cake sandwiches, and steak house salads, as well as light lunch specials. Delicious dinner options include hand-cut USDA Prime steaks, juicy (Continued on Page 44)

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prime rib, pasta, shrimp, chicken, and slow-cooked brisket and ribs. Enjoy the fresh salad bar, and Happy Hour Specials, too! Blackboard specials are offered daily, and an Early Dinner Menu is served Monday–Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Sunday Brunch is served from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Families are welcome, and a children’s menu is always available. Receive a complimentary cake on your special occasion; reservations accepted. Bring the coupon in the display ad for a special offer! Each dollar spent at a locallyowned eatery benefits the Pocono economy 3 times more than each dollar spent at a chain eatery. See www.baileyssteakhouse.com. PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, junction Routes 191 & 940, Ph: 595-7486 or 1-800-392-9400:

 

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Magnificent is the word for the Surf ‘n’ Turf, stuffed trout, juicy sirloin with onion rings, or chef’s special pasta. This fine dining and lodging establishment offers delightful appetizers and extraordinary salads and desserts. The Starting Post Cocktail Lounge serves the finest in spirits, with an excellent Pub Menu. Live piano music on weekends is a perfect accompaniment to your exceptional meal! The restaurant at the Crescent Lodge is open 7 days a week for candlelight dining of distinction. Reservations are appreciated. Private cottages feature whirlpools, fireplaces, and decks; ask about the great lodging packages. Enjoy walking and fitness trails, and check out the nearby ski areas, spa, and casino! Visit www.crescentlodge.com. POCONO MANOR The Inn at Pocono Manor, Routes 314 & 940, Ph: 839-7111: The Exchange at Pocono Manor in The Inn features eclectic American cuisine with a continental flair, plus a global wine list! Enjoy refreshing salads, homemade soups, and fine dishes including filet of beef, chops, poultry, and seafood. Dinner is served from 6:00pm, every evening! Casual dress, with collared shirts for men; no shorts, T-shirts, or sneakers. Reservations are appreciated. Learn more about this historic 4-season destination resort with fantastic on-site activities and amenities at www.poconomanor.com. POCONO PINES Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940,

Ph: 646-2377: The Jubilee, aka the Breakfast King of the Poconos, serves unique and delicious breakfasts from 7:00am until 3:00pm every day! For lunch, the Jubilee offers yummy burgers, wraps, paninis, sandwiches, soups, and salads. The dinner menu includes appetizers, pasta, steak, and seafood. Enjoy your favorite cocktail and munchies in the adjoining Pub in the Pines, a popular nightspot. With 15 beers on tap, multiple TVs, pool tables, darts, and a deck, the Pub is the place to watch your favorite game or check out some great live entertainment. Specials include Pasta Mondays, Steamer Tuesdays, and Wing Nights on Thursdays and Sundays featuring 11 flavors! Roll over to “the Jube,” since 1968, at www.breakfastking.com. SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE The Bistro, located on River Road, by the Golf Shop of the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Ph: 1-800-SHAWNEE x1480: Dine with a backdrop of beautiful views of the historic Shawnee Inn and championship golf course. Open for lunch and dinner. The menu offers a variety of sandwiches, wraps, paninis, and salads. For beverages, they feature fresh squeezed lemonade, beer, wine, and an array of vacation-fun drinks. For more information, visit www.shawneeinn.com. The Gem and Keystone, located on River Road, near the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Ph: (570) 424-0990: Home of ShawneeCraft Brewing Company artisanal heirloom whole-food beers, handcrafted and brewed on the premises. The contemporary and varied menu features local produce, all natural steak, lamb, pork, and chicken, Pennsylvania farmstead cheeses, and Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood. Appetizers, salads, pub favorites and seasonal entrees, drink specials, souvenir merchandise, and gift certificates. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Live entertainment every weekend, and some weekdays. Available for private parties and group events. Visit www.GemAndKeystone.com! River Room, located on River Road, at the historic Shawnee


This Week in the Poconos 45 Inn & Golf Resort. Ph: (570) 4244000 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. 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 award-winner. Both restaurants require men to wear a coat; a tie is optional. Appropriate attire for ladies is suggested, and reservations are requested. See www.skytop.com. SOUTH STERLING The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, 8 miles south of I-84 Exit 20, Ph: 676-3244 or 1-877-720-6095: Gourmet French cuisine, a superb wine list, and a spectacular mountain view from a castle-like manor modeled after an estate in the south of France. The French Manor has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer as “dinner fit for a king.” Serving dinner nightly; outdoor dining is available in season. Jackets are required, and reservations are suggested. Casual dining is also available in Hanna’s Café at the French Manor. Four-diamond AAA

rating. Le Spa Forêt offers a delicious menu of quality 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 awardwinning food, to the handcrafted ales and lagers. Originally an 1880’s farmhouse, Barley Creek boasts (Continued on Page 46)

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a big, rustic atmosphere, a deck for brews with a view, a pavilion, and wiffle ball stadium available for catering, private parties, and pick-up games. Barley Creek brews world-class ales and lagers onsite in its own English brewhouse. Free brewery tours and beer tasting every day at 12:30pm, and by appointment. Soups and salads, pub fare, steaks, fresh seafood, and daily specials. There’s a children’s menu, a treasure box, and a game room. Happy Hour runs from 3:30pm to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Find it in the fork between Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, a mile past Crossings Factory Outlets and 2 miles shy of Camelback Mountain

Resort (exit 299 off I-80). Surf the Creek at www.barleycreek.com. Smuggler’s Cove, Route 611, Ph: 629-2277: “Fresh fish for a few clams!” Enjoy casual dining at its best in this popular Tannersville landmark. The menu offers many exciting items to choose from; appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, prime rib, steak, and seafood. Enjoy a fresh garden salad bar, and let the little ones order from a worthy children’s menu. Special luncheon, early dinner, and lounge menus are available. Open every day at 11:30am in a casual and comfortable atmosphere, just minutes from the Crossings Outlets and Camelback Mountain Resort. Reservations are accepted and large parties are welcomed. Each dollar spent at a locallyowned eatery benefits the Pocono economy 3 times more than each

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dollar spent at a chain eatery! Visit www.smugglerscove.net. Vocelli Pizza, Route 611 at Smuggler’s Cove, Ph: 620-9055: Satisfy your cravings for perfect pizza at Vocelli Pizza, delivering classic Italian quality every time! They start with hand-crafted dough mixed with extra-virgin olive oil. Vocelli signature pizza sauce has been handed down from a family recipe; tomatoes are rushed from the field and fresh-packed within 6 hours, never from concentrate. Every pizza is smothered with 100% real Mozzarella cheese, and farm fresh toppings finish the picturesque pies. Featuring catering, plus online services like ordering, coupons, Kids Corner, Gourmet Club, and Shoppe Di Vocelli. Visit Vocelli’s at 96 South Courtland Street in East Stroudsburg, too! Feel the Vocelli passion for pizza at www.vocellipizza.com. WILKES-BARRE Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, Ph: 1-888WIN-INPA: Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7 and the warm, friendly service makes you feel truly at home. Live harness racing is now in season; post time is 6:30pm. Cash in on the fun at 2,500 hot slots, virtual electronic table games, and play your favorite real-live table games like blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette! After you’ve worked up an appetite, savor the good life at one of the distinctive dining options for every taste and budget, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Rustic Kitchen to Bar Louie. A stroll through the shopping promenade will reveal truly interesting finds such as Brookstone, Marshall Rousso, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and Breakers offer live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening. Simulcast harness racing too! Gaming. Dining. Shopping. Nightlife. This out-of-the-ordinary escape is as close as your car keys. See www.mohegansunpocono.com.


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Barley Creek offers Tours, Delicious Savings Tastings, and Tokyo Tea House at Bailey’s Rib Everything at Barley Creek Brewing Company is handcrafted, from the timber-frame building, to the award-winning food, to the handcrafted brews. Barley Creek brews world-class ales and lagers onsite, in its own English brew house! Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings happen daily at 12:30pm or by appointment. Now, the incomparable Tokyo Tea House is in the house! With a 20+-year local tradition and, like Barley Creek, a focus on quality, Tokyo’s chefs prepare and present fresh sushi with artisan skill, as well as other wonderful menu offerings. Barley Creek is the Poconos’ original authentic brewpub and restaurant, boasting a big, rustic atmosphere, a deck for brews with a view, a pavilion, wiffle ball stadium, catering, private parties, special events, and live entertainment. Soups, salads, pub fare, steaks, seafood, happy hour and daily specials, a children’s menu, a treasure box, and a game room make this an all-ages destination. It’s in the fork at Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, 2 miles shy of Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville. Phone (570) 629-9399, and surf the Creek at www.barleycreek.com.

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Great food and good times are standard fare at The Original Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse. Early Dinners at just $12.95 are back, with tasty choices like USDA Prime sirloin, roasted chicken, seafood catch of the day, and satisfying pasta dishes. Check out the newly-expanded Happy Hour Specials every day from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, and the popular Sunday Brunch from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Through January, bring the display ad coupon on page 43 of this magazine, or printed from www.thisweek.net, for a delicious 2 for $22.00 dining deal! Families are welcome, and a worthy Children’s Menu is always available. Receive a complimentary cake on your special occasion! Bailey’s reminds readers that each dollar spent at a locally-owned eatery benefits the local economy 3 times more than each dollar spent at a chain eatery. Find Bailey’s easily on Route 611 just north of the Route 940 intersection in Mount Pocono, 7 days a week; open from 11:30am. There’s plenty of free off-street parking, and reservations are accepted. Call (570) 839-9678, and savor www.baileyssteakhouse.com.

Mohegan Sun Sizzles in January! Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7, especially in January. At Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs there’s always so much to see, do, and experience. A 2011 Countdown to CASH Giveaway offers random drawings with prizes of $1,111.00 or $111.00 in cash, or $11.00 in Free Slot Play. Fire and Ice Giveaway winnings include island trips with Sundance Vacations, a $5,000 gift certificate to Steve Pronko Diamonds, and $250.00 in Free Slot Play. On Wednesdays, enter the Big Chill Giveaway to win $1,000.00 in Free Slot Play, and on Thursdays enter to win $500.00 in Free Slot Play every month through 2011. Participants must be age 21+ and a Player’s Club member. Register for free; all new guests joining the Player’s Club will receive $10.00 in Free Slot Play! Cash in on the fun at 2,500+ hot slots and virtual electronic table games, thrill to thoroughbred and harness racing from premier US tracks in the simulcast facility, and play live poker, craps, blackjack, and roulette! Savor the good life at distinctive dining options, stroll through the shopping promenade, and check out the hip party venues. Out-of-theordinary gaming, dining, shopping, and nightlife are all at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The escape that’s as close as your car keys is found at 1280 Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre. Call 1-888-WIN-INPA, and get lucky at www.mohegansunpocono.com.


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

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

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


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

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

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

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SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: Discover this unique golf, ski, meeting, dining, and vacation destination on River Road. The resort is conveniently located 75 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia in a scenic and secluded location in the Pocono Mountains. Set amidst the splendor of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the resort offers an abundance of outdoor amenities including championship golf, approach course, golf academy, tennis, guided fishing, river trips, hiking, and more. The Inn has 80 hotel-style rooms, 2 cottages, and deluxe suites; all are 1st-class accommodations. Relax and unwind at Spa Shawnee! A smoke-free resort. Call (570) 4244000 or 1-800-SHAWNEE, and see www.shawneeinn.com. SKYTOP Skytop Lodge: A refined resort for all seasons off Route 390.

Enjoy the best of everything on the spectacular 5,500-acre setting. Affordable weekend and vacation plans feature superb dining and accommodations, championship golf, tennis, swimming pools, naturalist-guided tours, and much more. A Bed & Breakfast Plan is available midweek. Skytop Lodge is known as one of the most highly regarded destinations in the Pocono Mountains region. For information or reservations, call (570) 5957401 or 1-800-345-7759, and visit www.skytop.com. SOUTH STERLING French Manor Inn and Spa: One of the most serenely beautiful spots in the Pocono Mountains, the French Manor is a full-scale country inn manor modeled after an estate in the south of France. Gourmet French cuisine served nightly, a superb wine list, outdoor dining with spectacular views, and Hanna’s Café casual dining complement the majestic views of the surrounding mountains. Selected as one of the “Ten Best Inns in America” and awarded a 4 Diamond rating by the AAA. Le Spa Forêt offers the best and most luxurious services available.

Beautifully-decorated rooms are named after romantic European cities, with appropriate motifs. Call now to reserve your accommodations! Phone (570) 676-3244 or 1-877-720-6095, and experience www.thefrenchmanor.com. STROUDSBURG Countryside Cottages: A small country resort, a perfect place to be if you want to spend some quiet time indoors or outdoors while on vacation. Equipped with log-burning fireplaces, cable TV, and all the comforts of home. The rustic, woodsy setting is just a short drive off Route 611 in Bartonsville. This ideal get-away is surrounded with busy Pocono activity, such as year-round adventure at nearby Camelback Mountain Resort, shopping attractions, fine dining, and a casino. Surround yourself with fun Pocono activity with a stay at Countryside Cottages. Turn onto Bartonsville Avenue at the traffic light on Route 611 in Bartonsville. Open all year, complete facilities. Call (570) 629-2131, and visit www.countrysidecottages.com!

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Snowcross Weekend The USASA Mid-Atlantic Snowboard & Freeride Series returns to Camelback Mountain Resort, with Snowcross Weekend for skiers and boarders on Saturday and Sunday, January 29th and 30th! You’re invited to the Snowcross Training Sessions on Saturday, and the Snowcross Competition on Sunday. For rules and registration, ride to www.snowboardseries.com. Camelback Mountain Resort is on Camelback Road via Route 715, off I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. Featuring 33 trails and 13 lifts, including 2 high-speed detachable quads, you’ll enjoy 100% snowmaking, 100% night skiing, 4 lodges, 2 rental shops, ski school, 2 terrain parks, and a half pipe. Slope side accommodations are available; call (570) 629-1661 for info, and see www.skicamelback.com!

Captain Morgan Wednesday Night Race League Race #3 in the Captain Morgan Wednesday Night Race League starts at 3:00pm on January 26th at Camelback Mountain Resort; all skiers and snowboarders are invited to compete. Racing is held on the Raceway slope; participate in race #4 on February 2nd as well! Camelback is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or see www.skicamelback.com for registration information.

Rob Corchnoy Memorial Race at Camelback Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 13th, when the Rob Corchnoy Memorial Race happens on the Cliffhanger slope at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. The annual competition is a Class J3, United States Ski Association (USSA) sanctioned race. Check-in is from 7:00am to 9:00am in the CBK Lodge, Group Sales Office; race time is 9:30am. An awards ceremony will be held in the Sunbowl Lodge shortly after the 2nd run of the event. Information can be accessed at the PARA website, www.paracing.org, or from the Camelback Mountain Alpine Racing Center. Camelback is off I-80 exit 299; call (570) 629-1661, and visit www.skicamelback.com.

Ski Patrol Recruitment Open House A Ski Patrol Recruitment Open House is planned for Saturday and Sunday, January 29th and 30th, at Camelback Mountain Resort. Ski Patrol volunteers will offer membership recruitment open houses from 10:00am to 2:00pm; meet at the shack at the top of the Birches trail if you’re interested in participating or learning about this fun and worthwhile program! Camelback Mountain Resort is in Tannersville, on Camelback Road via Route 715, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661, and find out more at www.skicamelback.com.


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show ran on Broadway in 2005, won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. The show starts at 7:00pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, with a matinee performance at 3:00pm on Sunday. Be sure to bring your appetite for the all-youcan-eat Dinner Buffet available 90 minutes before each performance. Tickets for “All Shook Up” are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62+ and students 12 & over, and $8 for children. Dinner & Show Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors & students, and $18 children. Group rates are available and some showonly tickets will be sold at the door. The J.J. Ferrara Center is located at 212 West Broad Street in Downtown Hazleton. For more information or your reservations, call (570) 4545451 or purchase tickets online at www.ptpashows.org. January 28 – A guided Bald Eagle Field Trip has been organized by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) near Bartonsville. The MCEEC is offering a series of field trips to the Poconos’ Upper Delaware River in search of resident and wintering bald eagles. This scenic region provides a beautiful backdrop and excellent opportunities for observing these majestic raptors. Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman will lead the trip and discuss the dramatic recovery of the bald eagle and other aspects if its life history. Participants will meet at the MCEEC near Bartonsville at 8:30am and return at approximately 5:30pm. The $20 cost to attend includes van transportation. Preregistration & pre-payment are required and limited. Pack lunch, bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Stops will be made for coffee and snacks. Call (570) 629-3061 to register or visit www.mcconservation.org.

January 28 – Join staff from the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) for a Snowshoe Hike at Skytop, on the grounds of the historic Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA. Winter is an excellent time to learn about the fauna of the Poconos while enjoying the beautiful ecosystems that surround us. Join Environmental Educator Karen N. Boyle and Kimberley Matthew, Activities Director at Skytop, for a fun snowshoe hike on the extensive woodland grounds of the resort. The two-hour trek will begin at 1:00pm; participants are asked to meet at Skytop at 12:45pm. The cost to attend is $8, plus $10 snowshoe rental if required; discounts for kids under 12. Be sure to dress warmly in layers! Pre-registration is required by Thursday, January 27. For further information or to register, call the MCEEC at (570) 629-3061. www.mcconservation.org January 28 - The Pike County Historical Society will host an Italian-style Buffet Dinner at their Columns Museum, located at 608 Broad Street in Milford. Dinner will be complete with salad, coffee and dessert, and include the showing of a documentary on Bushkill resident and artist Frank Schoonover. Dinner will start at 6:30, followed by the showing of the PBS documentary “Frank E. Schoonover the Authentic Artist.” The society’s archives and subject files were used in the research and production of this fine work, and many local residents are featured in the interviews used to tell Mr. Schoonover’s tale. Admission is $25, with all proceeds to benefit the Pike County Historical Society’s Archival Preservation Fund. Call to reserve, as seating is limited. For more information and reservations, call the society (570) 296-8126 or visit the website www.pikecountyhistoricalsociety.org. January 28 thru 30 – The Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society proudly presents WinterFest 2011. The annual extravaganza kicks off at 9:00pm on Friday at the Gem & Keystone Brewpub in Shawnee-on-Delaware and

at WinterFest headquarters, the Pocono Inne Towne on Main Street in Stroudsburg. On Saturday, the music will be non-stop with nine bands performing from noon until 9:00pm at the BPO Elks Lodge, 260 Washington Street in East Stroudsburg. On Saturday night the music continues at the Pocono Inne Town from 8:00 to midnight. Sunday begins with a traditional gospel celebration at the Elks Lodge at 10:00am, featuring music by three bands and the Pocono Choral Society. Then from 11:00 to 5:00, seven terrific bands will take the stage at the Elks for a full day of great entertainment. Free stringed instrument workshops with Frank Finocchio, luthier, will also be offered at the Elks Lodge on Saturday & Sunday. To find out more about WinterFest 2011 and for ticket information, call (570) 424-2937 or (570) 992-2259, or buy tickets online at the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society website www.poconobluegrass.org. The number at the Elks Lodge is (570) 421-9140. January 29 – “When Wildlife Comes too Close to Home” is an educational program being offered at 10:00am at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville. Join Environmental Educator Darryl Speicher for an informative and entertaining program all about nuisance wildlife. Woodpeckers on the siding, skunks under the deck, snakes in the basement and bats in the attic are among the many subjects that will be discussed. The cost to attend is $5, kids under 12 $3. To find the Monroe County Environmental Education Center from exit 302 off I-80 West or 302B off I-80 East, go north on Route 611 to the traffic light after the truck stop in Bartonsville and turn left onto Rimrock Drive. Follow Rimrock for 0.4 mile, bear right onto N. Easton-Belmont Pike, go 0.2 mile then bear right onto Running Valley Road. The Center is 0.7 mile on the left. Call (570) 629-3061 or visit www.mcconservation.org for more information.


This Week in the Poconos 53 January 29 – The Jim Rooney J4 & J5 Races will be held today at Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area, located off Route 940 west of Blakeslee Corners. For racing details, call Jack Frost at (570) 443-8425 or check them out online at www.jfbb.com. January 29 – Members of the Pocono Outdoor Club invite you to join them on a Hike to Artillery Ridge in State Game

Lands #127 (between Pocono Pines and Tobyhanna). It will be a moderate eight-mile hike across generally level ground past Jimmy Pond to the Military Observation Tower. Meet at 10:00am at the first trailhead going north on Route 423 from Route 940 (on the right shortly after the < < < road signs). Contact hike leaders John & Fran Whipple at (570) 350-2977 or (570) 350-

2967 for more information. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all individuals interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact today’s hike leaders or click on www.poconooutdoorclub.org. (Continued on Page 54)

Learn to Turn with Fernwood & Shawnee! Fernwood Hotel & Resort partners with Shawnee Mountain Ski Area for a 2-night Learn to Turn package, including lessons, rentals, lift tickets, and a place to stay! Gina Bertucci, Fernwood spokesperson, comments, “This package is a great way to test the sport at a very affordable price. In fact, we recommend trying it midweek when the slopes are practically your own and you will get lots of help from your instructor when it is time to learn the basics to navigate the slopes.” Fernwood is a 440acre destination resort with hotel rooms and villas, themed restaurants, indoor pools, saunas, entertainment, daily activities, horseback riding, and video games. It’s just off I-80 on Route 209 in Bushkill, adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Fernwood’s Winter Fun Center has 100% snowmaking, and features snow tubing. For information, call 1-888-FERNWOOD, and see it all at www.FernwoodHotel.com.

Shawnee Mountain offers Beginner Package January is Learn a Snow Sport Month! Shawnee Mountain participates in this nationwide effort to get folks outside, enjoying winter activities. If you’re new to snow sports, take a lesson; if you’re experienced, bring a beginner along! Ski Shawnee offers a discounted, allinclusive Beginners Package coupon for lift ticket, rental, and lesson at just $59.00! Check out the display ad in this magazine on page 35, print it from www.thisweek.net, or see www.shawneemt.com/deals. Shawnee Mountain is home to the Tomahawk Express, Pennsylvania’s newest highspeed detachable quad lift. Take some time out for easy and enjoyable snow tubing at Shawnee, too! Find Shawnee Mountain Ski Area on Hollow Road, via Route 209 in Shawnee-on-Delaware; call (570) 4217231 or get the scoop at www.shawneemt.com.

Ski & Stay & Tube at Fernwood Hotel & Resort Now is the time to make your winter getaway! Gina Bertucci of Fernwood Hotel & Resort says, “With themed restaurants, indoor pools, saunas, live entertainment, and both villas and hotel rooms, we offer it all; amenities, convenient location, and specially priced lift and snow tubing tickets. Ski & Stay packages start from just $67.00 per person. It doesn’t get much more affordable than that, when you do the math of what it costs to purchase lift tickets and a hotel room separately. But more importantly, it’s the best way to get out of hibernation and enjoy winter.” A Winter Fun Center package includes a hotel room and 2 tubing tickets for just $160.00/night. Bertucci concludes, “Cold weather should not force people indoors. There is plenty to do that celebrates winter, whatever your athletic preference. We offer fresh air and sunshine at no extra charge.” Fernwood is off I-80 in Bushkill; go to www.FernwoodHotel.com, or call 1-888-FERNWOOD to speak with a vacation counselor today!


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January 29 & 30 – The USASA Mid-Atlantic Snowboard & Freeride Series returns to Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville with Snowcross Weekend for skiers and boarders. Snowcross Training Sessions will be held on Saturday and the Snowcross Competition will be on Sunday. For registration details log on to w w w. s n o w b o a r d s e r i e s . c o m . Camelback is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call the mountain at (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com. January 29 & 30 – Head over to beautiful Nescopeck State Park for some winter fun during Snowshoe Weekends. When there are six or more inches of snow on the ground, a limited number of snowshoes are available for use in the park free of charge. Park staff will be on hand to give brief instruction. Snowshoes are free to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis between 9:00am and 3:00pm; participants will need someone with a valid driver’s license to sign out the equipment. No registration is required. Snow conditions will be available by phone Friday after 5:00pm. Call the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006 with questions, or visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. January 29 & 30 – The Ski Patrol Recruitment Open House is this weekend at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. Ski Patrol volunteers will hold membership recruitment open houses from 10:00 to 2:00 on Saturday & Sunday. Meet at the shack at the top of the Birches trail if you’re interested in participating or learning more about the program. Camelback Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com with questions. January 30 – Die-hard golfers are invited to play in the annual Ice

Tee Golf Tournament atop frozen Lake Wallenpaupack! Presented by the Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, the tournament will take place on the lake in front of Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Route 507 in Tafton (two miles east of Hawley). Ice conditions permitting, two challenging 9-hole courses will be created, complete with tree-lined fairways, water traps, obstacles and roughs! An alternate location will be selected if the ice is unsafe. The tournament will be held from 9:00am until 2:00pm; golfers without a reserved tee time may play on an “as available” basis. Golfers should bring a putter and two other clubs; colored balls will be provided at registration. Golfers may also participate in the “Closest to Wally” Driving Contest and other activities held in conjunction with the tournament. An awards ceremony will take place at Ehrhardt’s at 3:00pm. There will be prizes, giveaways and lots of fun for golfers, non-golfers and spectators! “Green” Fees are $15 per person in advance or $20 on the day of the event. For more Ice Tee Golf Tournament information and tee times, call the Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce at (570) 226-3191. Visit on the internet at www.lakeregioncc.com. January 30 – Winter Carnival 2011 is coming to Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain in Lackawaxen! Come out and hit the powder with Ski and Snowboard Races, an allday Scavenger Hunt, Lunch Tray Races, and Ski Patrol Toboggan Rides. Head to the Rental Shop for a free wax & sharpen, and visit the Lodge for raffles, live entertainment and more! Winter Carnival hours are 9:00am to 4:30pm. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is a semiprivate family facility in the Northern Poconos, located just four miles off of Route 590 in Lackawaxen. The ski area offers 18 trails with 100% snowmaking, a Terrain Park, and night skiing most nights. To find out more about Winter Carnival 2011, call (570) 685-1400 or log on to their website www.ski-bigbear.com. Closed Tuesdays.

January 30 – Join staff from the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry on an Eagle Watch Excursion to see resident and visiting bald eagles in the Pocono Mountains! The trip will run from 9:00am until 3:00pm and transportation will be provided. The group will stop at the Eagle Institute and at other popular locations to look for bald eagles soaring, feeding and nest guarding. Bring binoculars, cameras and a lunch, dress in layers and be ready to see some eagles! The cost is $25 and registration is required by January 22. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information or to register for the Eagle Watch Excursion, call PEEC at (570) 8282319 or log on to www.peec.org. January 30 – The air is cold and perhaps a blanket of snow covers the ground, but does nature really sleep during winter? Find out when you join Bud Cole of the Three B’s Nature Center for a Winter Walk-’n-Talk at 1:00pm at PPL Corporation’s Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, located on the shores of the Delaware River in Bangor. Bud will lead a walk along the Tekening Trails, pointing out and discussing the wonders of winter you’ll see in the natural world. The walk will conclude at 2:30. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Meet for the walk at 1:00pm at the Cedars Pavilion on Depue Ferry Road. Registration is required for this free walk. For more information or to register, call PPL at (570) 542-2886 or send an email to pplpreserves@pplweb.com. The Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, in conjunction with PPL’s Martins Creek and Lower Mount Bethel Energy power plants,


This Week in the Poconos 55 offers 215 acres of woodland and meadows for hiking and exploring. Directions are available at www.pplpreserves.com. January 30 - The Parish Youth Group of Our Lady of Victory Church in Tannersville is sponsoring a “Hawaiian Luau” Dinner from noon to 5:00pm. Enjoy a delicious dinner of roasted pork, sweet potato casserole, a full salad bar, tropical fruits, desserts and beverages, while listening to fun Hawaiian music. The cost is $7 adults and $4 kids 5-12. Take-out is available. Our

Lady of Victory Catholic Church is located on Cherry Lane Road in Tannersville, one mile east of Route 611. Call the church office at (570) 629-4572 with questions. February 2 – Race number four in the Captain Morgan Wednesday Night Race League starts at 3:00pm at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. All skiers and snowboarders are invited to compete. Racing is held on the Raceway slope. Camelback is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-

1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com for registration information. February 4 – A guided Bald Eagle Field Trip has been organized by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) near Bartonsville. The MCEEC is offering a series of field trips to the Poconos’ Upper Delaware River in search of resident and wintering bald eagles. This scenic region provides a beautiful backdrop and excellent opportunities for (Continued on Page 56)

MCEEC Snowshoe Hikes at Skytop On Fridays, January 21st and 28th and Sunday, February 6th, you’re invited to take a Snowshoe Hike at Skytop! Learn about the Pocono outdoors, and simply enjoy the beautiful ecosystems that surround us. Karen N. Boyle of the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) and Skytop Resort Activities Director Kimberly Matthew will lead. Each 2-hour trek begins at 1:00pm; meet at Skytop Lodge at 12:45pm. The cost is $8.00/general, or $5.00/MCEEC members and children under 12. Snowshoe rental, if needed, is $10.00/adult or $6.00/child. Dress warmly, in layers. Registration is required by the Thursday prior to the hike, or by February 4th for the February 6th hike. Call the MCEEC at (570) 6293061 or email monroecd@ptd.net to register, and see www.mcconservation. org. View the magnificent Skytop Resort at www.skytop.com!

Snowshoe for Free at Nescopeck Head to Nescopeck State Park for Snowshoe Weekends on Saturdays and Sundays, January 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th. Park staff will provide basic instruction during these free programs, which take place only with sufficient snow ground cover. Snowshoes may be borrowed from the park, as available, from 9:00am to 3:00pm with a valid driver’s license; no registration is required. Check snow conditions on Fridays after 5:00pm by calling the park office near White Haven at (570) 403-2006; see all the award-winning Pennsylvania State Parks at www.visitpaparks.com!

Hike with the Pocono Outdoor Club! On Saturday, January 22nd, accompany Pocono Outdoor Club members on a Snowshoe or Walking Hike at Big Pocono near Tannersville. Trek from 1 to 3 miles on an old railroad grade, depending on snow conditions and the group. Learn about the WB&E Railroad from the early 20th century. Meet at 10:00am at Riday’s Gate; bring a camera, and cocoa! Appropriate footwear is required; hiking sticks are optional. You may join the group for lunch at Reeders Pizza, too. Call John Motz at (570) 236-1462 by Thursday, January 20th to register. A Hike to Artillery Ridge in State Game Lands #127 between Pocono Pines and Tobyhanna is planned for Saturday, January 29th. The moderate 8-mile hike traverses mostly level ground past Jimmy Pond to the Military Observation Tower. Meet at 10:00am at the 1st trailhead, on Route 423 north of Route 940, on the right; call John or Fran Whipple at (570) 3502977 or (570) 350-2967 for more. The Pocono Outdoor Club is welcoming and open to all interested in exploring Pocono Mountain trails; discover www.poconooutdoorclub.org.


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observing these majestic raptors. Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman will lead the trip and discuss the dramatic recovery of the bald eagle and other aspects if its life history. Participants will meet at the MCEEC near Bartonsville at 8:30am and return at approximately 5:30pm. The $20 cost to attend includes van transportation. Preregistration & pre-payment are required and limited. Pack lunch, bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Stops will be made for coffee and snacks. Call (570) 629-3061 to register or visit www.mcconservation.org. February 4 thru 6 - Broad Street will be rocking when the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts brings the Elvis-inspired musical All Shook Up to the J.J. Ferrara Center in Downtown Hazleton. “All Shook Up” is the story of a free spirit rock-and-roller in a leather jacket who rides into a small mid-western town in the 1950’s and turns its conservative town government on its ear. The show was written by Joe DiPietro using his original plot and a large number of Elvis songs. The show ran on Broadway in 2005, won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. The show starts at 7:00pm on Friday & Saturday nights, with a matinee performance at 3:00pm on Sunday. Be sure to bring your appetite for the all-you-can-eat Dinner Buffet available 90 minutes before each performance. Tickets for “All Shook Up” are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62+ and students 12 & over, and $8 for children. Dinner & Show Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors & students, and $18 children. Group rates are available and some show-only tickets will be sold at the door. The J.J. Ferrara Center is located at 212 West Broad Street in Downtown Hazleton. For more information or your reservations, call (570) 454-

5451 or purchase tickets online at www.ptpashows.org. February 5 – The Race Against Cancer is open to all skiers and snowboarders at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in Shawneeon-Delaware. Everyday skiers & boarders of all ages can enjoy the thrill of racing and support a good cause! The recreational giant slalom race will be run in NASTAR format and all race proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Shawnee Mountain is located off I-80 exit 309 in Shawnee-on-Delaware; follow signs on Route 209 to Hollow Road. Call the ski area at (570) 421-7231 ext. 254 for registration information. www.shawneemt.com February 5 – Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville and the PA Center for Adaptive Sports invite all disabled skiers and riders to participate in the Diana Golden Adaptive Race. Level I racing allows any disabled athlete interested in racing to become familiar with competition in a fun environment. The Giant Slalom course is set for entry level racers. Racers can compete in the Diana Golden Division for athletes with physical disabilities in one of three categories: Visually Impaired, Sitting, or Standing. Helmets are mandatory for all athletes. Registration is from 8:00 to 9:00am in the Big Pocono West room in the Cafeteria, followed by the coach’s meeting at 9:00. Racing will be held on the Raceway slope. The PA Center for Adaptive Sports will host an awards ceremony for all participants at the conclusion of the race, at approximately 1:00pm, in the Big Pocono West room in the Cafeteria. Camelback is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com. February 5 – Experience the wonders of the winter season during WinterFest 2011 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at beautiful Nescopeck State Park, located west of White Haven. Perfect for the entire family, the event will include a variety of winter activities such as

snowshoeing, ice fishing, children’s games and much more. Dress for the weather and bring your sleds and ice skates for more winter fun on your own! WinterFest is free to the public and no registration is required. Call the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006 with your questions, for directions or for a detailed event schedule. Check out the Pennsylvania State Parks website www.visitpaparks.com. Get outdoors and enjoy a State Park! February 5 – Everyone is invited to come watch the old fashioned Ice Harvest at the Howetown Farm Show grounds on Route 196 in Sterling. The whole family can see how our ancestors cut and preserved ice in the winter for use during the hot summer months. Watch as ice blocks are cut by hand from the pond, and then taken to the ice house by a team of horses. The ice will be packed tightly with sawdust or straw and will last long into the summer. The ice cutting will begin around 10:00am and will continue until the ice house is full. There is no admission charge and parking is free; just come and enjoy a day reliving the past! Refreshments will be available. Remember that this is an all-outdoor event, so wear warm boots and dress for the weather! The Howetown Farm Show grounds are located on Route 196 in Sterling, adjacent to Gas Hollow Road. For more information about the Howetown Ice Harvest or in case of inclement weather, call (570) 503-0501. February 5 – Join staff from the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry on an Eagle Watch Excursion to see resident and visiting bald eagles in the Pocono Mountains! The trip will run from 9:00am until 3:00pm and transportation will be provided. The group will stop at the Eagle Institute and at other popular locations to look for bald eagles soaring, feeding and nest guarding. Bring binoculars, cameras and a lunch, dress in layers and be ready to see some eagles! The cost is $25 and registration is required


This Week in the Poconos 57 by January 28. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information or to register for the Eagle Watch Excursion, call PEEC at (570) 8282319 or log on to www.peec.org. February 5 – Members of the Pocono Outdoor Club invite you

to join them at 11:00am for a Hike on the Lehigh Gorge Trail in spectacular Lehigh Gorge State Park. It will be an easy 5-mile round-trip hike with lots of great views, so bring your camera! Meet at the Glen Onoko parking area near Jim Thorpe at 11:00 for this fun winter trek. Wear sturdy, warm boots and bring a snack and water. For directions and 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. February 5 & 6 – Go on a Cross Country Skiing Trek at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry and check out PEEC’s gorgeous trails in the winter. If you don’t know how to cross-country ski, no problem! If there’s snow, skis and beginner instruction will be provided for an easy outing to enjoy the woods in winter. Spend the afternoon skiing through snow covered forests and trails, enjoying the beautiful scenery found in the Delaware Water Gap (Continued on Page 58)

PEEC Intro to Ice Fishing for Kids On Sunday, January 23rd, an Introduction to Ice Fishing for Kids happens from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC). Learn the basics of ice fishing, and then go for it on PEEC’s ponds! All equipment is provided; dress in warm layers. The cost is $10.00/ child, ages 7-15 with parent or guardian, and registration is required. No fishing licenses are necessary. If ice is insufficient, join the group for a Free Winter Hike. PEEC, a non-profit, is 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 and groups of all ages. Call PEEC at (570) 828-2319, and peek at www.peec.org.

It’s Time for Ice Fishing! Wintertime in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania offers a multitude of diversions and ways to appreciate the pristine beauty of nature. Now is the time to go ice fishing, a simple and inexpensive winter sport that’s perfect in the Poconos! A popular and effective ice fishing device called a tip-up consists of 2 pieces of wood in an X shape; you’ll also need a hook, a spool of line, and a small flag. When a fish pulls line off the spool, a lever flips and the flag tips up. You may also use a fishing rod to ice fish. Make a small hole in the ice with an axe, crowbar, digging bar, or auger. Hook your bait, and drop into the water through the hole. Savor a snack and sip something warm in your thermos, and relax. Sport fishing is a rewarding, intergenerational pastime, and soon you’ll be hooked! A fishing license is required in most cases, ice thickness is critical, and live bait is best. For comprehensive information about fishing licenses and ice fishing on Commonwealth lakes and ponds, cast a line to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission at www.fish.state.pa.us. Fish on!


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National Recreation Area. Hours are from 9:00am to noon on Saturday and 1:00 to 4:00pm on Sunday. The cost to attend is $20 adults/$10 kids and ski equipment will be provided. If there isn’t enough snow to ski, join PEEC staff on a Free Winter Hike. Registration with shoe size is required for the Cross Country Skiing Trek. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information or to register for the Cross Country Skiing Trek, call PEEC at (570) 8282319 or log on to www.peec.org. February 6 – The Northeast PA Audubon Society invites you to come along on a Guided Snowshoe Hike at Varden Conservation Area, off Route 296 in Wayne County. Make your way through the snow with ease while exploring the beautiful natural area from 10:00am until noon. Brief snowshoeing instruction will be provided, along with “Leave No Trace” information for winter recreation. If snow cover is insufficient, plan on hiking instead. Bring along plenty of water, a good pair of boots and warm gloves. Meet at the Mid-Valley Road access area. The Snowshoe Hike is free to the public, just call Brian Flores at (570) 676-3428 to register. The number at the NEPA Audubon Society office in Honesdale is (570) 253-9250 and their websites are www.nepaaudubonsociety.org and www.audubon.org. February 6 – Join staff from the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) for a Snowshoe Hike at Skytop, on the

grounds of the historic Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA. Winter is an excellent time to learn about the fauna of the Poconos while enjoying the beautiful ecosystems that surround us. Join Environmental Educator Karen N. Boyle and Kimberley Matthew, Activities Director at Skytop, for a fun snowshoe hike on the extensive woodland grounds of the resort. The two-hour trek will begin at 1:00pm; participants are asked to meet at Skytop at 12:45pm. The cost to attend is $8, plus $10 snowshoe rental if required; discounts for kids under 12. Be sure to dress warmly in layers! Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 4. For further information or to register, call the MCEEC at (570) 629-3061. www.mcconservation.org February 6 – Today is Military Day at Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain in Lackawaxen. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain wants to thank our troops by offering 25% off lift tickets to all Active Military personnel and their families. Just show your Active Military ID to receive this special discount. Also, all customers who donate two items to support our troops will receive a 15% discount off a regular price lift ticket. Donation ideas include deck of cards, travel-size toiletries, nonperishable treats/snacks, batteries, etc. Military Day offers are valid from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is a semi-private family facility in the Northern Poconos, located just four miles off of Route 590 in Lackawaxen. The ski area offers 18 trails with 100% snowmaking, a Terrain Park, and night skiing most nights. For a current snow conditions report and more information about Military Day, call (570) 6851400 or log on to their website www.ski-bigbear.com. Closed Tuesdays. February 7 thru 11 – This is Take your Daughter/Son to the Snow Week at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in Shawnee-on-Delaware. Your child age 21 and under will receive a FREE Youth Lift Ticket when either parent purchases a full price

Daily Ticket. *A special coupon is required, which is available online at Shawnee Mountain’s website www.shawneemt.com. Beginnerfriendly Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is located off I-80 exit 309 in Shawnee-on-Delaware; follow signs on Route 209 to Hollow Road. For more information about Take your Daughter/Son to the Snow Week, call (570) 421-7231 ext. 229. February 8 – Race number three in the Tuesday Night Race Series will be held tonight at Big Boulder Ski Area in Lake Harmony. Registration is from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the Boulder PARK lodge and the racing starts at 7:00. After-race revelry and the awards ceremony will be held at Boulder View Tavern, just down the street from the ski area. Big Boulder is easy to find in Lake Harmony via Route 903 or Route 940. Call the ski area at (570) 722-0100 with questions or visit www.jfbb.com. February 9 – Race number five in the Captain Morgan Wednesday Night Race League starts at 3:00pm at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. All skiers and snowboarders are invited to compete. Racing is held on the Raceway slope. Camelback is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 6291661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com for registration information. February 11 – A guided Bald Eagle Field Trip has been organized by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) near Bartonsville. The MCEEC is offering a series of field trips to the Poconos’ Upper Delaware River in search of resident and wintering bald eagles. This scenic region provides a beautiful backdrop and excellent opportunities for observing these majestic raptors. Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman will lead the trip and discuss the dramatic recovery of the bald eagle and other aspects if its life history. Participants will meet at the MCEEC (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 1-800588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email i n f o @ C 2 1 Po c o n o P i n e s . c o m . 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 offseason and winter rentals! Call 1-800-537-1479 or

(570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.com. Liberty Homes Custom Builders, Route 940 at Pocono Lake. Building great vacation and yearround homes throughout the Pocono Mountains since 1979, Liberty Homes also offers terrific house/land packages. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re starting a family or are ready to retire, Liberty Homes can provide you with the home of your dreams. Call Liberty Homes at 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,

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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 f o @ 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, onpremises 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 Mountains since 1979, Liberty Homes also offers terrific house/ land packages. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re starting a family or are ready to retire, Liberty Homes can provide you with the home of your dreams.


This Week in the Poconos 61 BUILDING SUPPLIES Gumble Brothers, Inc., with 2 locations! In Paupack, call (570) 226-4531; in Newfoundland, call (570) 676-3304. Visit www.gumblebrothers.com.

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) 3778400. 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.

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.

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.

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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Building Supplies Hardware Supplies Plumbing Heating Lumber/Hardware Free Local Delivery

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Call Bob at 493-2345

PAUPACK Route 507 226-4531

• Boom Trucks • Forklift Service • Rental Center (Newfoundland Store Only)

• New Showroom (Paupack Store 800-373-4534)

NEWFOUNDLAND Route 191 676-3304

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near Bartonsville at 8:30am and return at approximately 5:30pm. The $20 cost to attend includes van transportation. Pre-registration & pre-payment are required and limited. Pack lunch, bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Stops will be made for coffee and snacks. Call (570) 629-3061 to register or visit www.mcconservation.org. February 11 thru 28 – Experience an Old West adventure carved from nearly 100 tons of crystal clear ice when Sculpted Ice Works and Crystal Cabin Fever present the Wild West in Ice, a spectacular winter ice display. Each year, the talented ice carvers at Sculpted Ice Works on Route 590 in Lakeville create “Crystal Cabin Fever,” an indoor, interactive ice display for all ages. This year’s theme is the Old West. Enter through an ice mine maze and explore an old western town. Sit on an ice covered wagon and drive the team of ice horses. Ride this year’s train-themed, giant dualrun ice slide to guarantee twice the fun! See wild buffalo, wolves, birds and more all carved out of ice. Live ice carving demonstrations will be ongoing daily. Bring your camera and thirst for hot chocolate. New this year will be a Texas Barbecue with smoked barbecue pork and beef brisket sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers. On Saturdays, February 12 & 26, come and watch the nationally-sanctioned Ice Carving Competitions from noon to 4:00pm each day. The chainsaws will buzz as professional carvers compete for cash prizes on February 12, and then go on to duel it out in a multi-sculpture elimination event on February 26. The detailed sculptures of Crystal Cabin Fever are created using ice blocks harvested in the Sculpted Ice Works plant here in Northeast PA. The company is the major provider of ice blocks, ice carvings, ice bars and liquor luges to the

hospitality industry throughout the Northeast. Sculpted Ice Works and Crystal Cabin Fever are located on Route 590 in Lakeville near Lake Wallenpaupack (mid-way between Hawley and Hamlin). Event hours are 11:00 to 6:00 Monday through Saturday and 11:00 to 4:00 on Sundays. Admission is $10 adults, children 3–14 $6. For more information about Crystal Cabin Fever, call Sculpted Ice Works at (570) 226-6246 or click on www.crystalcabinfever.com. February 12 – Bring your sweetheart to Fernwood Hotel & Resort in Bushkill for “The Sweet Soul & Rock & Roll” Valentine’s Show starring Little Anthony & the Imperials. Hear Little Anthony & The Imperials perform classic hits like “Tears On My Pillow,” “Goin’ Out Of My Head,” “Hurt So Bad” and “Take Me Back.” Also appearing for the Valentine’s Show will be Lady A & Destiny, singing hits from the Motown and Disco eras. The doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00 in the Fernwood Event Center. Tickets are $55 premium seating, $45 general admission and are available in advance and at the door. The 440acre Fernwood Resort is located on Route 209 in Bushkill. For your Valentine’s Show tickets, call the resort at (570) 588-9500 ext. 5214 or call 1-888-FERNWOOD then press #5. Visit on the net at www.fernwoodhotel.com. February 12 – The Eagle Institute is teaming up with PPL to host a free Guided Bald Eagle Excursion departing from Hawley. Discover the unique connection between man-made power and one of the most popular winter eagle habitats in the Northeast US during this program and excursion. Meet at PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 near Hawley at 9:00am for this free excursion aboard a heated bus. Registration is required by calling PPL at (570) 251-6196; visit PPL’s website www.pplpreserves.com for further details. The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office at 176 Scenic Drive

in Lackawaxen (at the end of the Roebling Bridge) is open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday through mid-March. Call the office or drop by to learn where eagles are being sighted, or visit their web page at www.eagleinstitute.org and see the Eagle Forum message board. For maps, directions and more information, contact The Eagle Institute at (570) 685-5960 or (845) 557-6162, or email them at eagleinstitute@yahoo.com. February 12 – For a unique winter adventure, try Tracking on Snowshoes with Audubon at scenic Nescopeck State Park at 1:30pm. Join members of the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society as they enjoy the park on snowshoes. With park staff they will look for tracks to ID and then decipher the story behind them. Registration is required by calling hike leader John Jakoby at (570) 474-5884. If you have snowshoes bring them; if you need to borrow a pair from the park, reserve them by calling the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006. Visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. February 12 - The Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce and the Jim Thorpe Artists Music Series (JTAMS) proudly present Second Saturdays, a monthly celebration of Jim Thorpe’s growing arts community. Second Saturdays feature extended hours for each of the many galleries and studios in town, along with many other shops and establishments. Also featured will be an Art Walk. The celebration runs from noon until 9:00pm. Live Concerts sponsored by JTAMS are held at the Mauch Chunk Opera House on 14 West Broadway in Jim Thorpe concurrent with Second Saturdays. Find out more when you log on to www.jimthorpeartists.org or www.jtams.net or call (570) 3250249. To learn more about this and other exciting Jim Thorpe events, call the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce at (570) 325-5810 or visit www.jimthorpe.org.


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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.

THE WORLD’S FINEST KITCHEN HELPERS Famous brand names include: Scanpan Ceramic Titanium Cookware, Cuisinart, Krups, Waring and Chef’s Choice Appliances, Henckels, Wusthoff, Zyliss, Oxo, Silicone Zone, Mouli, Peugeot Peppermills, Le Creuset, Staub, Microplane, Kaiser Bakeware, Caspari and cookbooks from all publishers

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IN ADDITION , WE HAVE THESE OTHER GOODIES: Heavy Bakeware • Fondue Sets • Pasta, Ravioli Machines • Cannoli Molds Pizza/Bread Stones • Spaetzle Machines • Barbeque Equipment • Woks Cake Decorating Supplies • Pot Racks • Decorative Molds • Cookie Cutters Aprons • Wine Accessories • Marble Rolling Pins • Steamers Quiche Pans • Flans • Rosettes OPEN 7 DAYS

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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:

Paul Houle Phone: (570) 839-5917 Cell: (570) 350-0799 Email: phoule1@ptd.net

For more information visit our website at: www.mpoflyingclub.org P.O. Box 115, Mount Pocono, PA 18344


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