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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 Community Service Foundation: www.csfbuxmont.org Country Junction: www.countryjunction.com Country Kettle: www.country-kettle.com Countryside Housekeeping Cottages: www.countrysidecottages.com Crescent Lodge: www.crescentlodge.com Crystal Cabin Fever: www.crystalcabinfever.com Delaware Highlands Conservancy: www.delawarehighlands.org Dorflinger Glass Museum: http://dorflinger.org/glass_museum.html Downtown Hawley Partnership: www.visithawleypa.com Downtown Stroudsburg: www.stroudsburg.net Eckley Miners Village: www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com Fernwood Hotel & Resort: www.fernwoodhotel.com Four Seasons at Camelback: www.camelbackpoconoshomes.com The French Manor: www.thefrenchmanor.com Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce: www.greaterpoconochamber.com Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce: www.whitehaven.org Grey Towers National Historic Landmark: www.fs.fed.us/gt Gumble Brothers: www.gumblebrothers.com Holley Ross Pottery: www.holleyross.com House of Candles: www.houseofcandles.com Hutton Metalcrafts: www.copperlamps.com The Inn at Jim Thorpe: www.innjt.net The Inn at Pocono Manor: www.poconomanor.com 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 Mount Pocono United Methodist Church: www.mountpoconoumc.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 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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FEBRUARY 19, 2011 Sculpted Ice Works’ Wild West in Ice ...................4 Shawnee Mountain Winter Carnival Day .............5 Past Impressions’ Mardi Gras Celebration...........................................................6 ESU presents Free Reception, Workshops, and Exhibit .......................................6 Exciting Performances at ESU ...............................................................................6 Presidents’ Day in the Poconos .......................................................................... 12 Read www.issuu.com/thisweek! ......................................................................... 14 Winterfest Weekend in Jim Thorpe .................................................................... 22 Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge............................................................. 22 Ski & Stay & Tube at Fernwood Hotel & Resort ............................................... 26 Ski for the Cure at Jack Frost Mountain ............................................................ 26 What’s New at Jack Frost/Big Boulder Ski Areas? ............................................ 26 Camelback Mountain welcomes Beginners ...................................................... 27 Captain Morgan Weekend at Camelback .......................................................... 27 Big Boulder Ski Area Tuesday Night Race Series .............................................. 27 Special Packages at the Settlers Inn................................................................... 28 Become a Penn State Master Gardener ............................................................. 31 Join the Great Backyard Bird Count .................................................................... 47 Eagle Watching in the Poconos ............................................................................ 47 Guided Bald Eagle Excursion .............................................................................. 47 PPL Family Ice Fishing Program ......................................................................... 51 Family Ice Fishing Clinic at Nescopeck ............................................................. 51 It’s Time for Ice Fishing! ..................................................................................... 51 The Inn at Pocono Manor announces Renovation ........................................... 53 The French Manor Inn Ski and Spa Package..................................................... 55 Tours, Tastings, and More at Barley Creek ........................................................ 55 Learning Comes Naturally at PEEC .................................................................... 57 PPL Martins Creek hosts Art Program ............................................................... 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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Sculpted Ice Works in Lakeville presents Wild West in Ice, the 2011 Crystal Cabin Fever happening through Monday, February 28th. Experience all the elements of an Old West adventure, carved from 100+ tons of crystal clear ice! Enter through an ice coal mine maze to explore the wild-west town, sit on a covered wagon of ice to imagine driving the team of ice horses, and ride the train-themed, dual-run, giant ice slide. Marvel at wild buffalo, wolves, birds, and more, all carved from ice. Catch the daily ice-carving demonstrations; bring your camera, and a thirst for hot chocolate! A tasty Texas BBQ features delicious smoked pork and beef brisket sandwiches, or munch hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixin’s. On Saturday, February 26th, see an exciting professional ice carving competition. Sculpted Ice Works provides ice blocks and carvings, ice bars, and liquor luges to the hospitality industry, and produces large ice installations. Detailed sculptures are created from ice blocks harvested in the plant on Route 590 in Lakeville, near Lake Wallenpaupack. Hours are 11:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday. Admission is $10.00/general, $6.00/ages 3-15. Call (570) 226-6246, and cure your cabin fever at www.crystalcabinfever.com.


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Shawnee Winter Carnival Day The base of Shawnee Mountain Ski Area will sport a festive carnival scene for skiers, snowboarders, snow tubers, and spectators during Shawnee Winter Carnival Day on Sunday, February 27th. Sponsored by Shawnee Mountain, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser Beer, the day will feature concessions, ice sculpting, an outdoor barbecue, music, vendors, demonstrations, games, giveaways, product sampling, entertainment, and an après ski party. Most activities will take place from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Add carnival fun to a great day of skiing, boarding, or tubing. Visit Shawnee Ski Shop, the Tune & Repair Shop, and a variety of on-premises eateries with gluten-free foods available. Equipment rentals, lessons, and child care are featured as well. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is located off I-80 exit 309 in Shawnee-on-Delaware; follow signs on Route 209 to Hollow Road. Call (570) 421-7231, and ski, ride, or slide to www.shawneemt.com!

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Celebrate Mardi Gras at Past Impressions You’ll love Past Impressions, a vendor co-op in Hamlin offering treasures from today to days gone by. Attend a Mardi Gras celebration from Saturday, February 19th through Sunday, February 27th, featuring special pricing, Kings Cake & Ale, and surprise discounts! Housed in a stunning 1910 Victorian with crystal chandeliers and lots of history, you’ll find antiques, reproductions, furniture, décor, accessories, jewelry, glassware, gifts, and clothing on consignment; the atmosphere is comfortable, warm, and festive! Past Impressions is on Route 191, just north of Hamlin Corners. Call (570) 689-4123 for hours, and feel the love at www.ilovepastimpressions.com.

ESU presents Free Reception, Workshops, and Exhibit Images, an exhibit featuring ceramics by Sharon Bartmann and photography by David Coulter, will be featured in the East Stroudsburg University (ESU) Madelon Powers Gallery through Friday, March 4th. You’re invited to a reception for the artists on Sunday, February 20th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the gallery! Bartmann will present a workshop on how to transfer photographic or print images to a fired clay surface using ceramic materials on February 19th and 20th. Coulter will present a workshop on photographing artwork on February 25th. Email jbenintende@po-box.esu.edu for workshop reservations. The free reception, exhibit, and workshops are supported by the Pocono Arts Council, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Sharon Bartmann the National Endowment for the Arts, and the ESU Foundation. Gallery hours are 11:00am to 4:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 11:00am to 7:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Call the ESU Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite Streets in East Stroudsburg, at (570) 422-3483, and learn more at David Coulter www.esu.edu!

Exciting Performances at ESU East Stroudsburg University (ESU) presents A Presidents’ Weekend Salute to Big Band Jazz featuring JARO (Jazz Artists Repertory Orchestra) directed by Wolfgang Knittel. On Sunday, February 20th at 3:00pm in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of the ESU Fine & Performing Arts Center, pay tribute to an array of America’s most famous jazz orchestras and vintage big band compositions! Admission is $5.00/ages 13+, with tickets at the door only. Friday through Sunday, February 25th, 26th, and 27th, a Musical Revue with Song and Dance will be presented in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts, directed by Kelly Howatch. Curtains are 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2:00pm on Sunday. Admission is $12.00/general, $10.00/senior citizens, and $5.00/children. For tickets, call (570) 4223483; select option 3, then option 2. Visit www.esu.edu; performances are at Normal and Marguerite streets in East Stroudsburg.


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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

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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 – 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 Saturday, February 26, come and watch the professional Ice Carving Competition from noon to 4:00pm. The chainsaws will buzz as professional carvers duel it out in a multi-sculpture elimination event.


This Week in the Poconos 9 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 3–15 $6. For more information about Crystal Cabin Fever, call Sculpted Ice Works at (570) 226-6246 or click on www.crystalcabinfever.com. 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 (Continued on Page 10)

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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 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.

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net) for the coupon good for 10% off most items! Now thru March – The Inn at Jim Thorpe on 24 Broadway in Jim Thorpe has announced that they are offering two very special packages: the Romantic Couples Escape and the Girlfriends Spa Getaway. Romance, wine and a massage... What more do you need? The Romantic Couples Escape includes a two night stay, his and her 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


This Week in the Poconos 11 a full country breakfast each morning. For your Ski and Spa Package reservations or for more information, call The French Manor at (570) 676-3244. Visit their website www.thefrenchmanor.com. February 18 – Everyone is invited to go for a free Moonrise Walk from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. Take a short hike to a scenic overlook and watch the full moon rise over the Delaware River Valley. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information or to register for the free Moonrise Walk, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 or log on to www.peec.org.

February 18 – The Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) near Bartonsville will present Solstice Story Telling at 7:30pm. In the old days, winter was the time to gather around a large fire during the long, cold nights and listen to the story teller. These yarns were meant to entertain as well as to explain the mysteries of life. In many diverse cultures throughout the world, animals took the place of man as characters in these tales. Join environmental educator Darryl Speicher around a warm fire under the waxing full moon and relive this ancient tradition. Darryl will share some of his favorite folk tales from around the world. Hot chocolate and refreshments will be provided. The cost to attend is $8 adults, $5 children. To find the MCEEC from Interstate 80 (exit 302 from I-80 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. February 18 - The Retired Law Enforcement Officers Breakfast Club will meet at 10:00am at Dale’s Coffee Bar Restaurant, 91 Route 611 in Bartonsville. The group is open to all Law Enforcement retirees in the Pocono Mountains area and is welcoming new members. For more information, contact Angela Tullo with your questions at (570) 213-2882 or atullo@troopersfund.org. February 18 thru 21 – All bird-lovers are encouraged to participate in the 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a free event sponsored by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Take part in this fun and easy midwinter activity wherever you are at home, at a local park or wildlife (Continued on Page 12)


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refuge, in a schoolyard, or out on a walk anytime during daylight hours. Participants in the free event will join tens of thousands of volunteers of all levels of birding experience to count birds in their own backyards,

local parks or wildlife refuges. Simply count the number of each species you see during an outing or sitting (for as little as 15 minutes or as long as you wish), then enter your tallies on the easy-to-navigate Great Backyard Bird Count website www.birdcount.org. While enjoying the birds perching on birdfeeders in your yard or out in a local park, you will assist the non-profit Cornell

Celebrate Presidents’ Day in the Poconos! On Sunday, February 20th, Dress Like George at Camelback Mountain Resort to receive a free lift ticket! Arrive at Guest Services by 10:00am, ready to ski or ride wearing full George or Martha Washington regalia, to receive your free ticket. Guest Services staff will determine whether or not you adhered to the dress guidelines. Then, meet in the courtyard after the breezeway at 11:00am for a group picture! Find Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299, on Camelback Road via Route 715. Call (570) 629-1661, and check out www.skicamelback.com. Presidents’ Day is the popular name for a US holiday officially designated as Washington’s Birthday. As the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen, the holiday was celebrated on Washington’s actual birthday in 1796, the last full year of his presidency, on February 22nd. Present-day Presidents’ Day also honors Abraham Lincoln whose birthday is February 12th, as well as all who have served as President of the United States. The holiday is always on the 3rd Monday in February, which is February 21st this year; celebrate the entire weekend in the Poconos!

Laboratory of Ornithology in gathering valuable bird population data in this important national survey. To get started, simply log on to the detailed Great Backyard Bird Count website for specific guidelines and lots of birding information. For more information about the GBBC, visit their website www.birdcount.org or contact the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at (800) 843-2473 or gbbc@cornell.edu. You may also contact the Audubon Society with questions at c i t i z e n s c i e n c e @ a u d u b o n . o rg or (202) 861-2242 ext. 3050. The number at the Northeast PA Audubon Society office in Honesdale is (570) 253-9250. February 19 - The Jacob Stroud Corporation proudly presents the President’s Weekend Ice Festival in Downtown Stroudsburg. Enjoy the enchanting display of ice sculptures as you stroll through an inviting town filled with shops, galleries and dining opportunities. Be sure to see the fascinating live ice carving demonstrations ongoing from noon until 4:00pm. Call the Jacob Stroud Corporation at (570) 424-0325 or visit www.stroudsburg.net to find out more. February 19 – Catch a glimpse of wintering eagles in the Pocono Mountains before they head back north to their breeding habitat when you join the Guided Bald Eagle Excursion hosted by The Eagle Institute in Lackawaxen. 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. Join this tour aboard a heated bus to popular eagle viewing sites around the Delaware River. This excursion will focus on migration patterns and possibly observe some early breeding rituals by resident nesting pairs. Meet at The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office in Lackawaxen for 10:00am departure. The cost


This Week in the Poconos 13 is $10 per person on a first come, first served basis. Dress warmly in layers, wear waterproof boots and bring a bag lunch, binoculars and camera! 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 19 – Just outside our doors in the Pocono Mountains, animals leave a record of their travels and interactions. Join Bud Cole of the Three B’s Nature Center for Tracking Tekening’s Wildlife, an introduction to basic wildlife tracks and tracking. This free program will be offered from 1:00 to 2:30pm at PPL Corporation’s Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, located on the shores of the Delaware River in Bangor. Meet Bud at 1:00pm at the Lower Mount Bethel Welcome Center for an overview on tracking and observing track patterns. Then venture out on the Tekening Trails with Bud to look for signs of wildlife. Dress warmly and wear waterproof shoes. This free program will begin at 1:00pm at the Lower Mount Bethel Welcome Center, 7701 Martins Creek-Belvidere Highway in Bangor (adjacent to Riverton

Bridge). Registration is required. To register for the program or for more information, call PPL at (570) 542-2886 or send an email to pplpreserves@pplweb.com. You can also find directions at the website www.pplpreserves.com. The Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, in conjunction with PPL’s Martins Creek and Lower Mount Bethel Energy power plants, offers 215 acres of woodland and meadows for hiking and exploring. February 19 – Join members of the Pocono Outdoor Club for a Hike on New Portions of the McDade Trail in the fantastic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This easy hike will start at 1:00pm, with location and length depending on weather

conditions. Call hike leader Frank Allen at (570) 420-9040 for directions, instructions and lastminute changes due to weather. 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 19 – An all-youcan-eat Soup-R-Supper will be served from 3:00 to 7:00pm at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department on Route 739 in Lords Valley (one mile north of I84). The menu consists of soup (4 kinds!), salad bar, rolls & butter, (Continued on Page 14)

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cold drinks, coffee, tea, and cake. BYOB is permitted. The price is $8 adults, $5 children under 10, kids under 3 free. Call (570) 775-7355 to learn out more. February 19 & 20 – It’s Captain Morgan Weekend at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville! The National Captain Morgan will be in the Thirsty Camel for the weekend, serving up warm rum for the 21-and-over crowd. Hours for the Bar Promo are 3:00 to 7:00pm on Saturday and 3:00 to 6:00 on Sunday. The National Captain will also be skiing around Camelback with guests throughout the weekend. “Get a little Captain in you!” Camelback is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com to find out more! February 19 & 20 - Don’t miss the HUGE RUMMAGE SALE at the Mount Pocono United Methodist Church! Sale hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and noon to 5:00pm on Sunday. The Mount Pocono United Methodist Church is located at Route 611 & Church Avenue in Mount Pocono. Call (570) 839-9902 or log on to www.mountpoconoumc.org for more information. February 19 & 20 – 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) 4032006 with questions, or visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. February 19 & 20 – Celebrate the season when the Victorian town of Jim Thorpe hosts its 17th annual WinterFest Weekend, sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce. A mix of family activities, special shopping and dining promotions, and Opera House performances mark a weekend of winter fun in an intriguing town full of history and Old-World charm. Ice and wood carvers will ply their trade in the afternoons in downtown Josiah White Park next to the Jersey Central train station, and also give demonstrations two blocks up the street at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. Meanwhile, back at the park, Civil War re-enactors provide a glimpse into life in the days when Abraham Lincoln was our President; children’s activities will abound. Shops and restaurants will also offer various discounts. The chamber will host a Mug

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Walk fundraiser, during which, for the price of a $10 Jim Thorpe mug, visitors can look for signs at participating shops and stores that will fill those mugs with something free, including cookies, coffee, and other surprises. There will also be live musical performances at the Mauch Chunk Opera House and outdoors along Broadway. For more WinterFest Weekend information or a schedule of events, visit the official Jim Thorpe website www.jimthorpe.org or call (570) 325-5810. February 19 thru 27 – Past Impressions, an inviting vendor coop in Hamlin, invites you to visit during their annual Mardi Gras Celebration. “What trinkets does this purse behold, coins the color of green, purple and gold; the jester says pick one and see, what your coin is worth to thee!” Offering 10%, 15% and 20% discounts off your total purchases, this is a celebration you won’t want to miss! Kings Cake & Ale will be served as the jester waits to welcome you. Past Impressions is located on Route 191 in Hamlin, 500 feet north of the light. They are open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sundays from 11:00 to 5:00. Call them at (570) 689-4123 or check out www.ilovepastimpressions.com. February 20 – Everyone can learn how to ice fish when the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission presents a free Family Ice Fishing Clinic at Nescopeck State Park from 10:00am to 1:00pm. This program is designed for families new to ice fishing and will include instruction on equipment, basic skills and safety. The program is free and fishing licenses will not be required. All equipment and materials will be provided. Children (ages 8 and up) must be accompanied by a parent or mentor to participate. The program will begin indoors at the park office regardless of weather conditions and end at Lake Frances pending ice conditions. Dress (Continued on Page 52)


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‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN 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. 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!

display ad for a free race ticket! Call (570) 420-5500, and vroom to www.ssspeedways.com.

S&S Speedways Located on Business Route 209 in Snydersville, S&S Speedways has indoor kart-racing with specially designed cars; test your skills on the fast indoor track, at speeds of up to 26mph. With the slipping, sliding, and over-steering characteristics of the karts, you’re as close as you can come to the real thing. Professional racecar drivers practice here in the off-season! A 4-point safety harness and side-impact bumpers keep you safe. Must be at least 54” tall. Hours are 5:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturdays, 12:00pm until 9:00pm on Sundays, and 12:00pm to 5:00pm Monday through Wednesday. Reserve for private parties, special occasions, and league racing; be sure to ask about the Rookie Special. Snack bar and video arcade. Bring the

Main Avenue in historic downtown Hawley holds the prominent, family-owned-and-operated Teeters’ Furniture. Established in 1849, the business has built a reputation for offering fine quality furniture and décor, displayed in an attractive gallery atmosphere. At this one destination, with just the right amount of advice from the knowledgeable and low-key sales staff, you’ll be able to fill all of your bedding, carpeting, and home office needs. Many reputable manufacturers are represented, with a wide array of styles for all tastes, from contemporary/metro to rustic/country to elegant/traditional, and more! Teeters is also a popular shopping venue for area rugs, gifts, and stylish accent pieces. You’ll find it open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday from 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.

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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, on-the-scene information. Adjacent to the Pocono Indian Museum! Call (570) 588-4807, and see www.startinggateonline.com. 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

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5:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Phone (570) 606-4325, and plan the outfitting of your next outing at www.tannerydepot.com! 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. Transport yourself to a world where the action sizzles 24/7, and the service makes you feel at home.

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This Week in the Poconos 17 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 high-voltage slots. Enjoy electrichot virtual table games, and real live poker, blackjack, craps, and roulette! There’s a dining option for every taste and budget, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Timbers Buffet to Wolfgang Puck Express. A stroll through the shopping promenade reveals interesting finds at Marshall Rousso, Brookstone, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and Breakers, hosting live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, are 2 of the hottest party venues around. Enjoy live harness racing when in season; the huge simulcast facility is open year ‘round! This out-of-the-ordinary escape is as close as your car keys. Call 1-888-WIN-INPA, or visit www.mohegansunpocono.com. The Spa at Mountain Laurel at the Mountain Laurel Resort is just off Route 940 in scenic White Haven. The luxurious menu includes a variety of massages, nail services, facials, body treatments, tanning, and a hair salon. Gift certificates and special packages are available. Bring in the print or online display ad, or mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling! Call (570) 4439SPA (9772), and check out www.spaatmountainlaurel.com. Discover something wonderful at the Country Kettle factory gift outlet and candy store in Marshalls Creek, one of the largest shopping attractions in the Poconos. The store overflows with items to capture the attention of avid shoppers and those just tagging along. Knick-knacks, wicker, wind chimes, collectibles, glassware, and gadgets abound. A selection of gourmet cheeses, jams, coffees, teas, and specialty foods is available; find the perfect treat for your next party! Sample (free!) from 200 barrels of old-fashioned candy, or bring home some decadent chocolate. Open daily from 9:30am to 6:00pm; take exit 309 off I-80 to Route 209. Great prices, great selection, and a great

location make it a great shopping stop! Phone (570) 421-8970, or visit www.country-kettle.com. Teeters’ Furniture, on Main Avenue in Hawley, carries a wide range of dining, living room, upholstered, and bedroom furniture displayed in comfortable gallery settings. The inventory includes Tom Seely, Simply Amish, Kincaid, Winners Only, Chatham, and Stanley. Affordable quality, excellent service, and selection are hallmarks here. Teeters’ has been selling furniture since 1849! Shop for your primary home, your vacation home, or an enduring gift. Phone (570) 226-3112, and visit www.teetersfurniture.com. Delivery and set-up are available. Open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm; Friday from 8:30am to 8:00pm; Saturday from 8:30am to 5:00pm; and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.

It will be “Love at First Bite” when you visit the Pocono Cheesecake Factory. Located on Route 611 in Swiftwater, the factory specializes in the fine art of cheesecakery, crafting it better than anyone else. They sell only cheesecake made fresh on the premises each day, so you know you’re getting the real deal. Choose from a large variety of flavors and toppings. The best way to describe the experience is that this is the best cheesecake you have ever had! The very sweet and fragrant shop is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Bring the display ad for a coupon. The number is (570) 839-6844; place your special orders now, and taste www.poconocheesecake.com. Step back in time at Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store on Route 390 in Cresco. This landmark is stocked (Continued on Page 18)

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with handicrafts, distinctive gifts, seasonings, animal feed, folk art, hardware, and building materials. Shop for Green Mountain Coffees, Vera Bradley Bags, Byers’ Choice collectibles, Burt’s Bees, Grafton Village Cheeses, and more! You’ll also find everything you’d expect at a hardware and lumber store for your home and outdoor needs. Art lovers will want to browse the works displayed in the Sprag Mill Art Gallery on the premises. Open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday. Pop in to shop, or just to say hello! For more about this honest-to-goodness country store, call (570) 595-2501, and visit www.theobprice.com.

Live bait is best! If you plan to fish on any of the Poconos’ pristine streams and lakes, first pay a visit to Woehrle’s Bait Shop. They’re open every day from 7:00am to 5:00pm, stocking healthy live bait for all types of fishing. You can choose from hellgramites, fat heads, leeches, night crawlers, minnows, red worms, giant mealworms, crickets, wax worms, and more. Woehrle’s is just off Route 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. To find out what’s biting today, call “The Poconos’ Most Complete Bait Shop� at (570) 839-7338, or visit www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. Snag a gift certificate for your favorite angler! Hutton Metalcrafts creates an array of unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns, lamps, and candle lanterns, and fine pewter ornaments and jewelry on Route 940 in Pocono Pines. Remembrances and objects for the home are hand-made and manufactured on the premises. One-of-a-kind copper trees by Tom Hutton, hand-hammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, then heat-colored to produce rich

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greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks. Purchase fine oil paintings on glass and stone, and gorgeous solid copper wall sculptures in varying sizes. 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. Spaetzle machines to the left and woks to the right; you’re at Cooks Tour! Every type of cookware and kitchen helper can be found here. The names speak for themselves: Cuisinart, Scanpan, Bourgeat, Henckels, Gaggia and Pavoni, Wusthoff, Le Creuset, Zyliss and Mouli. Pepper mills, pasta machines, fondue sets, and quiche pans fill this amazing shop, and the selection of specialty foods will satisfy the choosiest foodie. Gift certificates are available. Personalized service ensures that you’ll find the right ingredient, technique, cookbook, or device. Also a popular cooking school; classes are offered in international, low salt, sugarless, and low cholesterol preparations. Open daily on Route 390 in Mountainhome; call (570) 5950370. Bon appetit! Find out why Country Junction is “The World’s Largest General Store!� At 6565 Interchange Road, Route 209, in Lehighton, follow the inhouse street signs toward everything and anything you need to make your house a home. Home accents, giftware, antiques, and novelties. Country Junction’s Service Team can install your flooring, windows and doors, gutter, garages, siding, lumber, fencing, and insulation. You’ll find Animal Country Puppies & More, the K9er-Diner, Barn Door Restaurant, a free wildlife exhibit, free petting farm, and a wine cellar with wine tasting; bring the display ad for a special offer! Shop for landscape and garden items, too. This shopping experience is fun for everyone; open 7 days. Call (610) 377-5050, and go to all the Junction locations online at www.countryjunction.com!


This Week in the Poconos 19 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) 629-4668 or fax (570) 629-4656. Pocono Book Exchange is your local source for books and readingrelated items! Need a mystery for leisurely evenings, a story/picture book for a child’s bedtime, a gift book to commemorate a special event, or an informative handbook to guide your next project? Check out the neat shelves of page-turners, from contemporary to venerable, just waiting for you to discover what’s between the covers. Literacy is a life skill, a rewarding pastime, and vocabulary and conversational enhancement for all ages. New and used books are sold at prices for every pocketbook, in a comfortable setting conducive to browsing. Trades are made at the owners’ discretion, and special orders are available. Open daily at 10:00am; call (570) 355-5757, or drop by the shop on Route 940 in Pocono Lake. Step up to Second Story High End Thrift, located at 756 Business Route 209, across from Eagles Glen Plaza in East Stroudsburg. This discriminating store has the look and feel of a high-end boutique, but the prices will amaze you! After loving all the stunning brand name and designer apparel, you’ll flip over the ever-changing array of accessories, shoes, bags, artwork, and décor pieces. Distinctive, attractive furniture is displayed throughout the gallery setting, and sold at thrifty prices. You’re encouraged to open cabinets and drawers to discover more one-of-a-kind treasures awaiting you inside! For hours and

more information, call Second Story High End Thrift today at (570) 4209948. 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 w w w. p o c o n o t i l ewo r k s . c o m ! 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!

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

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

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

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THE GEM KEYSTONE Shawnee-on-

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


This Week in the Poconos 21 Route 6/Main Avenue in Hawley, the heart of the Poconos’ vibrant Lake Region. Four Diamond AAA rating, AAA Top Ten Favorite Historic Hotel, Historic Hotels of America member, and Wine Spectator award-winner. Call (570) 226-2993 or 1-800-833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com.  VAN GILDER’S JUBILEE RESTAURANT & PUB IN THE PINES boasts 40+ years of good food, good drinks, and good times at their original location on Route 940 in Pocono Pines! The Jubilee has live entertainment many weekends, a full bar with 15 beers on tap, big screen TVs, pool, darts, and an awesome jukebox. Their famous Wing Nights are on Sundays and Thursdays. Unique and special pasta dishes are featured on Mondays, Steamer Clam Nights are Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are Peel & Eat Shrimp. Visit “the Jube” online at www.breakfastking.com, or call (570) 646-2377.

in the River Room Piano Bar and Lounge on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Happy Hour daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, complimentary hors d’oeuvres on weekends, cocktail specials, and ShawneeCraft™ beer, ale, and lager specials! On Tuesday, February 22nd, hear Ron Richardson in the fireplace lobby at 7:00pm, part of the free Community Concert Series, appropriate for all ages; on Tuesday, March 1st, enjoy the popular Juggernaut String Band. Donations to the performers are accepted. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE, and see www.shawneeinn.com.

COMING SOON February 18th I Am Number Four (PG-13) Unknown (PG-13) Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (PG-13) Vanishing on 7th Street (R)

February 25th Drive Angry 3-D (R) Hall Pass Shelter (R)

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

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It’s Winterfest Weekend in Jim Thorpe The Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce announces the 17th annual WinterFest Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, February 19th and 20th, with shopping and dining discounts, performances, living history, and ice and wood carving. Featured will be the popular Mug Walk; $10.00 for a Jim Thorpe mug gets you free cookies, soup, coffee, and other surprises at merchants and eateries! The strolling Faculty Brass will regale you with marches, polkas, and pop tunes on Saturday afternoon. Living history highlights the weekend as Civil War re-enactors, The Pennsylvania 69th Irish Volunteer Infantry, perform demonstrations and lead children’s activities. On Saturday night, The Ben Arnold Band with special guests The Billy Bauer Band will perform inside Mauch Chunk Opera House; call (570) 325-0249, or visit www.MauchChunkOperaHouse.com. On Sunday evening, Lehigh University pianist Helen Beedle will play 19th-century classical salon music, L.M. Gottschalk’s “The Banjo,” “Home Sweet Home,” and works by Thomas Greene Wiggins, Francis Johnson, and Stephen Foster, with special accompaniment by Jari Villanueva on cornet. Call (570) 325-5810 for a complete schedule of Winterfest events, and run to www.JimThorpe.org!

New! Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge The new Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge will be featured in a program at 10:00am on Saturday, February 26th at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center, Bartonsville. Michael Horne, Refuge Manager, will describe the future of this 3rd National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania, and answer questions. The program is free; registration is required by February 25th. Call (570) 629-3061, and learn more at www.mcconservation.org. A Conservation District is a subdivision of state government, responsible by law for conservation work within its boundaries. Pennsylvania’s 66 Conservation Districts are a model of effective government, and George Gress are among the most diverse, capable, and active in the nation. Decisions about conservation issues are made by citizens who want to protect and improve the local environment. Friends of Cherry Valley, the driving force behind this National Wildlife Refuge designation, held public meetings and secured endorsements from townships, the Monroe County Conservation District, the Monroe County Commissioners, the Pocono Builders Association, and the National Wildlife Federation. Projects for encouraging all to more fully understand and appreciate this special place are ongoing! Call (570) 424-8121; meet www.friendsofcherryvalley.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 body! An innovative green spa retreat, Le Spa Forêt offers aromachology, body enhancers, a naturally filtered pool and hot tub, fitness center, conference room, relaxation lounges, couples’ massage suite with fireplace, manicures and pedicures, bridal party suite, and luxurious, tranquil décor. For the full menu, treatment guide, and more information about this splendid venue, phone 1-877-720-6095, and see www.thefrenchmanor.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 old-fashioned candy store, or perk up with a 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.

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 great location, with lodging, winter sports, and many attractions nearby. Phone (570) 4218970. www.country-kettle.com.

sculpture, and more are available to admire and purchase. Shop for Fiesta dinnerware, stoneware, dolls, planters, décor, candles, bean pots, suncatchers, Weeping Gold pottery, and Polish pottery. Find a whimsical figurine or birdbath for your garden! Check out the cable bridge, lovely forest with well-maintained sawdust trails, and woodland lake with picnic area. Winter hours by chance or by appointment. Phone (570) 6763248. www.holleyross.com.

HOUSE OF CANDLES on scenic

HOLLEY ROSS POTTERY

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.

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,

HUTTON METALCRAFTS on Route 940 in Pocono Pines creates an array of unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns,


This Week in the Poconos 25 lamps, and candle lanterns, and fine pewter ornaments and jewelry. One-of-a-kind copper trees by Tom Hutton, hand-hammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, then heat-colored to produce rich greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks, are available at several price points. Purchase fine oil paintings on glass and stone, and gorgeous solid copper wall sculptures in varying sizes, all hand-made and manufactured on the premises. Everything at Hutton Metalcrafts is unique! Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm; closed Sunday and Monday. Phone (570) 646-7778. www.copperlamps.com.

ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE on Route 940 east of Hazleton was once a thriving coal mining patch town with a population of over a thousand! Founded in 1854, it was an anthracite-mining community owned by coal companies. Eckley was abandoned with the advent Mike Gadomski - www.mpgadomski.com of strip mining; the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission transformed this ghost town into a real historical experience. Kitchens, bedrooms, personal items, clothing, laundry rooms, social clubs, churches, doctor’s office, and the company store all appear now as they were then! Tours and special events are offered, weather and staff permitting; enjoy the worthy museum any day. Phone (570) 636-2070. www.eckleyminers.org.

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.

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

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

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


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Ski & Stay & Tube at Fernwood Hotel & Resort Now is the time to make your winter getaway! Gina Bertucci of the 440-acre 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.” The Winter Fun Center package includes a hotel room and 2 tubing tickets for just $160.00/night. Snow tubing is easy, and a great way to spend a sunny winter day. Fernwood’s Winter Fun Center also offers horseback riding and a Tiny Tot Tube & Play Area. 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.” Find it off I-80 in Bushkill; see www.FernwoodHotel.com, or call 1-888-FERNWOOD to speak with a vacation counselor today!

Ski for the Cure at Jack Frost Mountain Saturday, February 26th is Ski for the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area! Jack Frost will make a generous donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation from the proceeds, and events are planned including races and a Ski-a-Thon in the morning. Find Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area via Route 940, just west of Blakeslee. For more information, call (570) 443-8425 and snowplow to www.jfbb.com.

What’s New at Jack Frost/Big Boulder? Jack Frost/Big Boulder Ski Area Resorts have got everyone covered, from the novice to the expert skier or rider! At Jack Frost Mountain, beginners can experience fun terrain, just like intermediate-to-expert skiers and riders, with a new glade riding area for beginners near Snow Flake. A fleet of Super Pole Cats from top to bottom on the Snow Flake slope guarantee pristine coverage all winter long. There is a new glade park with wooden natural features for snowboarders and free-skiers, as well as a park featuring the J-Rod Shed. Advanced skiers will enjoy the widened Challenge Slope and glade areas on Challenge and East Mountain. The E-2000 Lounge features live music through a new sound system, and extended entertainment hours featuring DJ Jeff Walden and the best in regional party bands. Hear it outside, from the top of A-lift to the top of D-lift. In addition, more lockers have been added, saving you the hassle of transporting your gear back and forth! For the 3rd year in a row, Big Boulder Park is voted a top 5 terrain park by TransWorld Magazine. In addition to a snowmaking fleet with the latest in SMI Pole Cats, Big Boulder has refurbished all chairlifts and towers. Jack Frost and Big Boulder rental shops have increased rental fleets with the latest Rossignol and Head skis, snowboards, boots, and bindings. Open www.jfbb. com 24/7 for directions, conditions, web cams, entertainment, blogs, and email blasts with special deals and inside scoops! Call (570) 443-8425 to learn more.


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Let Camelback show you the way! In its 47th year, Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville is looking forward to a great winter sports season, dedicated to beginning skiers and snowboarders as well as experienced enthusiasts. A state-of-theart people-mover makes the trip to the top of the beginner slope easy; the Coolmor Carpet Lift is similar to moving walkways in airports! Camelback’s instructors continually develop teaching techniques for all ages and skill levels, providing all guests with a great experience. Special promotions and packages are available to encourage beginning snow sports enthusiasts. 2011 improvements at Camelback include lodge expansion with a new fire pit and new menu, 40 new high-efficiency, environmentally-friendly snow guns, and an expanded paved parking lot near the slopes. Camelback’s comprehensive Burton Learn to Snowboard program offers freestyle and progression programs for children through adults, including women-specific clinics. Call (570) 629-1661, and see www.skicamelback.com!

Captain Morgan Weekend Skiers and riders and all mateys, ahoy! Make way to Camelback Mountain Resort on Saturday, February 19th and Sunday, February 20th. The National Captain Morgan will appear in the Thirsty Camel for the weekend, serving up warm rum for the ages 21+ crowd. Hours for the Bar Promo are 3:00pm to 7:00pm on Saturday, and 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday. The National Captain Morgan will also ski, ride, and slide the slopes and trails of Camelback with guests throughout the weekend. Camelback Mountain Resort is on Camelback Road via Route 715, off I-80 exit 299, in Tannersville. Call (570) 629-1661, and schuss to www.skicamelback.com; Get a Little Captain in Ya!

Big Boulder Ski Area Tuesday Night Race Series Race #4 in the Tuesday Night Race Series will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd at Big Boulder Ski Area in Lake Harmony. Registration is from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at the Boulder PARK lodge, and 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 for the 411, and check out the “best snow in the Poconos” at www.jfbb.com!


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Select a Package at the Settlers Inn! The artfully restored, craftsman-style Settlers Inn at Bingham Park holds the 4-diamond AAA rating, Wine Spectator award, and Historic Hotels of America membership. The Inn offers an exclusive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail, and the restaurant provides a distinctive experience marked by high-quality ingredients, creative presentation, and attentive service.

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Reserve a fantastic package now! Choose from the Town and Country Ski Package, a Getaway to the Slopes Package, Luxury Spa Package, Romantic Getaway, Wine Lovers Package, or Bed, Breakfast, Bicycle, and More. In addition to these, Settlers Inn can arrange for specialty items and services upon your arrival and throughout your stay. Some popular requests include in-room massages, champagne, wine and cheese, chocolates, and flowers. Find it all at 4 Main Avenue in historic downtown Hawley! You’re invited to enjoy farm-to-table dining with traditional favorites as well as nouveau cuisine, a comfortable Arts and Crafts-style room or suite, occasional special events and live entertainment, and The Potting Shed gift shop on the premises. Phone (570) 226-2993 or 1-800-833-8527, and settle in for a wonderful time at www.thesettlersinn.com.

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museums, galleries and antiquity ARTSPACE GALLERY, 18 North 7th Street, downtown Stroudsburg. A gallery of the Pocono Arts Council, the arts leadership, service, and educational organization serving the entire 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 (Continued on Page 30)

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daily, weather permitting. Call (570) 689-4060, visit www.wpsada.com, or email tkobo@echoes.net. HUTTON METALCRAFTS on Route 940 in Pocono Pines is your source for handcrafted copper lanterns, brass indoor and outdoor lamps, candle lamps, pewter ornaments, fine pewter ware, copper and brass fountains, fine art painting on glass by Xian, and much more. Remembrances and objects for your home and property are manufactured on-premises. Choose from one-of-a-kind copper trees created by Tom Hutton, handhammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, and heatcolored to produce rich greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks. Phone (570) 646-7778 and see www.copperlamps.com. MISS ELLY’S ANTIQUES & SUCH is a friendly multi-dealer shop housed in an 1870 Victorian at 518 Church Street, off Main Avenue in Hawley. Discover affordable treasures from smalls to furniture, glass, pottery, paintings and prints, vintage clothing and textiles, and primitives. Imported gourmet and specialty foods include British marmalades, buttery Scottish shortbreads, and other goodies. The Gothic Revival building is a must-see with its center gable, tin roof complete with original “snowbirds,” flattened arch-effect windows, and full-length one-story porch with decorative brackets. Still boasting lovely old glass in her 7light transom and 5 sidelights! Open Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm, and by appointment. Call (570) 226-7513, and visit www.missellysantiques.com. OLD MAUCH CHUNK LANDING, Route 209 in Jim Thorpe. A former New Jersey Central Railroad Station, built in 1888 to serve the booming passenger trade. Now a hub for special events, exhibits, and rail excursions. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Explore industrial heritage exhibits from 9:30am until 5:30pm daily. Call (570) 325-3673 or (570) 4215791; visit www.jimthorpe.org. PAST IMPRESSIONS is a vendor coop located on Route 191 just north of Hamlin Corners, inviting you to its Mardi Gras Celebration from February 19th through 27th. Kings Cake & Ale will be served, and you’ll save up to 20%! This stunning 1910 Victorian with crystal chandeliers has lots of history, plus vendors offering true antiques, old and new home décor, clothing, jewelry, purses, books, gifts, and ladies’ and children’s clothing on consignment! You’ll find affordable reproductions, furniture, glassware, pictures, and wrought iron. Call (570) 689-4123 for hours, 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


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

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

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

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Become a Penn State Master Gardener Calling all gardening and horticulture enthusiasts! Grow your gardening skills and knowledge with a Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Course. You’ll receive training in Soils, Fertilizers, Turf, Vegetables, Insects, Diseases, Fruit Trees, and Ornamentals, plus you’ll learn about the numerous, quality Penn State Cooperative Extension county resources and programs that help the organization to educate the public about gardening and horticulture. Join Penn State Master Gardeners in staffing a Garden Hotline, and enrich educational programs using handson sessions or talks. Call your county Cooperative Extension office for more information: Carbon County in Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-2788; Monroe County in Stroudsburg, (570) 421-6430; Pike County in Milford, (570) 296-3400; or, Wayne County in Honesdale, (570) 2535970. Cultivate your gardening acumen at http://horticulture.psu.edu/extension/mg!


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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, and

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

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


This Week in the Poconos 35 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) 6291661x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. CROSS COUNTRY SKIING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. Skytop Lodge, off Route 390 in Skytop. XC skiing is offered to guests of the resort. Ski rentals are available. Phone (570) 595-7401 or 1-800-3457759; see www.skytop.com.

Starting Gate Action Sports, Route 209 in Marshalls Creek. Renting XC skis for use at your location of choice. Call (570) 223-6215 or go to www.startinggateonline.com. DOGSLEDDING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call the resort at (570) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com. EURO BUNGY CBK Mountain Adventures, at Camelback Mountain Resort on Camelback Road in Tannersville. Ropes Courses, Disc Golf, Mountain Segways, Euro Bungy, Climbing Wall, and Zip Lines. Call (570) 6291661x1123 for reservations, and see www.cbkmountainadventures.com. FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Instruction for the novice fly fisherman covering casting, entomology, wading, knot tying, etc. in the classroom and on the water. Equipment provided. Also offering private lessons and a local (Continued on Page 36)

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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 high-voltage slots, electric-hot virtual table games, simulcast harness racing, and live blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker table games! Savor the good life at one of 10 distinctive dining options, from Ruth’s Chris Steak House to Timbers Buffet to Wolfgang Puck Express. A stroll through the shopping promenade will reveal Brookstone, and Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop. When it comes to nightlife, Sunburst Bar and Breakers

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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


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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. 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, including days and hours, 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) 839-7111 for operating hours, and check out www.poconomanor.com.

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 Center! Kids must be at least 42”

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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 2 lifts are all lighted for day or night tubing. Use the display ad coupon for special savings on tubing, all season! Phone (570) 421-7231 or visit www.shawneemt.com. 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, 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 1-800-345-7759 and see www.skytop.com. SPORTING CLAYS The Rod & Gun Club at Pocono Manor, Route 314, via Route 611 or Route 940, Pocono Manor. The Manor Sports Club offers a 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


This Week in the Poconos 39 a walk or ride along the stream between stations and take in the scenery. Trained staff will assist you in shooting your 1st round, and help novices elevate their shooting skills. Instruction and gun rentals are available, as are ammo and gear. Appointments are 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 I-80 off exit 309). The camp store here carries a complete line of outdoor equipment. Tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, hats, clothing, sunglasses, snorkeling equipment, disposable cameras, and more. Call (570) 2230505 or 1-800-487-2628, and visit www.adventuresport.com. Kittatinny Canoes, at their Milford location. This canoe and raft center also offers new and used canoes, kayaks, and watersports accessories. Dealers of Old Town Canoe, Dagger, and Perception! Located off the Route 209 Matamoras exit, 3 miles north of Milford. Call 1-800FLOAT-KC or (570) 296-5890, and see www.kittatinny.com. Pocono 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 in business, this very complete bait (Continued on Page 40)

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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.

BIG BOULDER SKI AREA I-80 Exit 284, Take Rt. 115S, turn right on Rt. 903S and follow the signs to entrance

MOUNTAIN INFO: 15 Slopes Beginner to Advanced 7 Chair Lifts Snowboarding Terrain Parks 17 Snowtubing Chutes

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Located off Exit 299 on Interstate 80 Follow the signs to Camelback Mountain Resort Tannersville, PA MOUNTAIN INFO:

34 Trails Beginner to Expert 20 Acres of Terrain Park • Competition Size Halfpipe • 15 Lifts • Lighted for Night Skiing • 800’ Vertical 100% Snowmaking Average Annual Snowfall 50” All Levels, Snowsports School Rentals • On-Site Nursery Restaurants & Lounges with Live Music

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24 Slopes Beginner to Expert 9 Chair Lifts Snowboarding Free-style Terrain Park 5 Snowtubing Chutes Smoke-Free Lodge

570-443-8425 jfbb.com

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

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

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


This Week in the Poconos 43 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 tasty fare, and groceries. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm and

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Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call (570) 606-4325, and venture to www.tannerydepot.com. MOUNT POCONO The Original Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse, Route 611, just north of Route 940, Ph: 8399678: Great food and good times are standard fare at Bailey’s, “the only USDA Prime Steak House in the Poconos.” Just minutes from Camelback Mountain Resort and the Crossings Outlets; open 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 prime rib, pasta, shrimp, chicken, and slow-cooked brisket and ribs. A full rack of the “best ribs in the Poconos” is just $13.99, with salad bar and all the extras! Enjoy happy hour specials, blackboard specials, and an early dinner menu served (Continued on Page 44)

“Best Ribs in the Poconos”

“THE only USDA Prime Steak House in the Poconos”

including Salad Bar & all the Baileys Extras!

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Rt. 611, Mt. Pocono

baileyssteakhouse.com

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Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Sunday brunch is served from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Families are welcome, and a quality children’s menu is always available. Receive a complimentary cake on your special occasion; reservations are accepted. Each dollar spent at a locally-owned eatery benefits the Pocono economy 3 times more than each dollar spent at a chain eatery; visit www.baileyssteakhouse.com. PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, junction Routes 191 & 940, Ph: 595-7486 or 1-800-392-9400: Magnificent is the word for the Surf ‘n’ Turf, stuffed trout, juicy sirloin with onion rings, or chef’s special pasta. This fine dining and lodging establishment offers delightful appetizers and extraordinary salads and desserts. The Starting Post

 

Bear Creek Inne Fresh Seafood, Steak, Veal and Chicken RT. 115, BEAR CREEK, PA

570-472-9045

Open 7 Days a Week Daily at 4pm • Sundays at 12pm

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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 some weekends and weekdays; available for private parties and group events. Visit www.GemAndKeystone.com! River Room, located on River Road, at the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Ph: (570) 424-4000 x1432: The River Room is a great


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

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

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

Northern Cardinal Heather Taylor

White-Breasted Nuthatch Michele Black

Join the free, 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) from Friday, February 18th through Monday, February 21st. Volunteers coast-to-coast will count birds in yards, parks, and refuges; citizen scientists help researchers know how birds are faring and how to protect them. Last year, 97,300+ lists created the continent’s most comprehensive snapshot of bird populations ever recorded! In 2010, 63,000 volunteers across the United States and Canada found the count to be great fun. “I enjoy being outdoors and birding is a source of relaxation and stress relief!” wrote one participant. “Looking and listening for birds forces me to focus on the environment around me at a higher level of intensity, and notice things I might otherwise miss.”

Carolina Chickadee Ken Childs

Anyone can take part; count birds for at least 15 minutes on at least 1 day of the event, and report your sightings online. Wing your way to www.birdcount.org, contact the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at (800) 843-2473 or gbbc@cornell.edu, and reach the Audubon Society at citizenscience@audubon.org or (215) 355-9588x16. The number at the local NEPA Audubon Society office in Honesdale is (570) 253-9250.

Eagle Watch! Guided Bald Eagle Excursion

Hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Pocono Mountains 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 through midMarch, volunteers trained by The Eagle Institute staff popular viewing locations, 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, visit www.eagleinstitute.org to see the Eagle Forum message board, call (570) 685-5960 or (845) 557-6162, or email eagleinstitute@yahoo.com.

On Saturday, February 19th, The Eagle Institute will host a Guided Bald Eagle Excursion. Meet at The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office for departure at 10:00am. Cost is $10.00/pp for this heated-bus excursion to a popular eagle viewing site and habitat near the Delaware Photo: Lou Buscher River, and space is limited. The event will focus on migration patterns, possibly observing some early breeding rituals by resident nesting pairs. Dress warmly, wear boots, and bring your lunch, binoculars, and camera! The Eagle Institute Winter Field Office, 176 Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen at the Roebling Bridge, is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through mid-March. Drop by the office, call (570) 685-5960 or (845) 557-6162, email eagleinstitute@yahoo.com, and soar to the Eagle Forum message board at www.eagleinstitute.org!


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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 accommodations. Relax 1st-class and unwind at Spa Shawnee! A smoke-free resort. Call (570) 4244000 or 1-800-SHAWNEE, and see www.shawneeinn.com. SKYTOP Skytop Lodge: A refined resort for all seasons off Route 390.

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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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PPL Family Ice Fishing Program The Poconos boast many beautiful waters, accessible in all seasons. Join PA Fish & Boat Commission Regional Education Specialist Andy Fedor for a free Family Ice Fishing Program on Sunday, February 27th. From 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 near Hawley, you’ll receive information and instruction on Pennsylvania fishes, basic ice fishing skills, regulations, and ice safety. You may also have the opportunity to put your new fishing skills to use out on Lake Wallenpaupack! Fishing licenses are not required for this program, and equipment and bait are provided. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is required; call the PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Preserve at (570) 253-7076, or email pplpreserves@pplweb.com; plug into www.pplpreserves.com.

Family Ice Fishing Clinic at Nescopeck Anyone age 8+ can learn how to ice fish when the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission presents a Family Ice Fishing Clinic at Nescopeck State Park on Sunday, February 20th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. This free program is designed for families new to ice fishing, and includes instruction on equipment, basic skills, and safety. Fishing licenses are not required, and equipment and materials are provided. The program will begin inside the park office, regardless of weather, and end on Lake Frances, pending ice conditions. Children must be accompanied by a parent or mentor; dress for cold and wet conditions. Registration is required by calling the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006. For information about fishing on waters in the commonwealth, call the PA Fish & Boat Commission at (570) 477-2206; visit all the great Pennsylvania State Parks at www.visitpaparks.com.

It’s Time for Ice Fishing! Wintertime in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania offers a wealth of 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, 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 lakes and ponds throughout the state, cast your line to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission at www.fish.state.pa.us. Fish on!


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appropriately for cold and wet weather! Registration is required by calling the Nescopeck State Park office at (570) 403-2006. For more information about this free program, call the PA Fish & Boat Commission at (570) 477-2206 or visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. February 20 – Dress Like George at Camelback in Tannersville today and receive a FREE Day Pass! To commemorate Washington’s Birthday coming up on Feb. 22, if you dress like George or Martha Washington today you’ll receive a free lift ticket at Camelback Mountain Resort. You must show up in Guest Services before 10:00am ready to ski or ride wearing “full George Washington regalia” to receive your free ticket for today. Participants will be judged by staff in Guest Services, who will make the final decision as to whether or not you adhered to the dress guidelines. Finally, you need meet in the courtyard after the breezeway at 11:00am for a group picture. Camelback Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call them at (570) 629-1661 with questions. www.skicamelback.com February 20 – East Stroudsburg University proudly presents A Presidents’ Weekend Salute to Big Band Jazz featuring JARO (Jazz Artists Repertory Orchestra) under the direction of Wolfgang Knittel. The concert will begin at 3:00pm in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of the university’s Fine & Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets in East Stroudsburg. This popular annual concert will present multi-talented musicians from the Pocono Mountains region putting their unique stamp on vintage big band compositions. The program will pay tribute to an array of America’s most famous jazz orchestras, as well as some neglected and

obscure ones. General admission is $5, children 12 and under free. Tickets are available at the door only. For more information, call the Fine & Performing Arts Center’s Events Line at (570) 422-3483 or visit East Stroudsburg University’s website at www.esu.edu. February 22 – Race number four 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 24 – The Wayne County Genealogy Group Meets from 4:30 to 5:30pm at the Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street in Honesdale. The group does not focus solely on Wayne County research or researching specific individuals, but rather shares information on techniques for researching family history. Beginners and experienced researchers are welcome to attend these informative sessions. For more information, call (570) 2533240 or (570) 253-5468 or send an email to wchspa@ptd.net. See the Historical Society’s website at www.waynehistorypa.org. February 25 thru 27 – East Stroudsburg University proudly presents a Musical Revue with Song and Dance. The performance will be presented in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts on the university campus in East Stroudsburg, and is directed by Kelly Howatch. Show times are at 8:00pm on Friday & Saturday and at 2:00pm on Sunday. General admission is $12, senior citizens $10 and children $5. For ticket reservations and more information, call the Fine & Performing Arts Center’s Events Line at (570) 4223483 and select option 3 and

then option 2. You may visit East Stroudsburg University’s website at www.esu.edu. February 26 – Reserve your seat on the Winter Waterfalls Tour organized by the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. Winter is a beautiful time to explore frozen cascades in the Pocono Mountains. Transportation will be provided to a number of popular waterfalls, including Indian Ladders Falls, Raymondskill Falls and Tumbling Waters Falls. The tour will run from 1:00 until 4:00pm. Dress for the weather and be sure to bring a camera. The cost to attend is $20 and registration is required by February 19. 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 Winter Waterfalls Tour, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 or log on to www.peec.org. February 26 – Today is “Ski for the Cure” Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area in Blakeslee! Jack Frost will make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation from today’s proceeds, and events are planned including races and a Ski-a-Thon in the morning. Jack Frost Mountain is located off Route 940, west of Blakeslee Corners. For details, call Jack Frost at (570) 4438425 or online at www.jfbb.com. February 26 – Members of the Pocono Outdoor Club invite you to join them on a Hike at the Martins Creek Environmental Preserve at 10:00am. Go along on a hike on the easy trails at PPL’s scenic Martins Creek Preserve near Bangor. The pace will be moderate, but snow conditions must be considered. Meet in the Tekening parking lot


This Week in the Poconos 53 on Foul Rift Road at 10:00. Contact hike leader Roy Kleinle at (570) 421-8982 for directions and more information. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all individuals interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact today’s hike leader or check out www.poconooutdoorclub.org. February 26 – A program discussing the Pocono Mountains’ new Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge will begin at 10:00am at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) near Bartonsville. In October 2010, an announcement was made of the purchase of the first property in the newly

designated Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Join Refuge Manager Michael Horne as he discusses what the future holds for the third National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania and answers questions from the audience. This program is free to the public however registration is required by February 25. To register, call the MCEEC at (570) 629-3061. To find the MCEEC from Interstate 80 (exit 302 from I-80 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. EastonBelmont Pike, go 0.2 mile, then bear right onto Running Valley Road. The Center is 0.7 mile on the left. Visit www.mcconservation.org.

February 26 - St. Mark’s Community Lutheran Church in Appenzell will host a Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner from 4:00 until 6:00pm. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 12-5, and free for ages 4 and younger. For more information, contact Jason Smith at (570) 977-8491 or the church at (570) 629-4142. February 26 & 27 – 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 (Continued on Page 54)

The Inn at Pocono Manor announces Major Renovation A century of hospitality, blended with the preferences of travelers today, create a consistency of success and an exciting future at The Inn at Pocono Manor! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Inn opened in 1902; it is the oldest continuously running resort in the Pocono Mountains, and one of the oldest on our continent! The 3000-acre destination boasts 237 guestrooms, flexible meeting and event space accommodating up to 500, The Exchange at Pocono Manor restaurant, and the Lamplighter Lounge. The Inn at Pocono Manor is investing $4+ million in major renovations, moving forward without disruption to the guest experience. “It is with great pleasure that we announce a comprehensive renovation program for the historic main lodge at The Inn at Pocono Manor,” said Robert Sighinolfi, General Manager. “With the freshening of our 108-year-old property’s interiors, and the complete redecoration of our guestrooms and baths in the main building, our resort will meet the demands of today’s discriminating travelers.” Amenities include horseback riding, indoor and outdoor pools, the luxurious Laurel Spa, sport fishing, clay shooting, and XC skiing. Enjoy marvelous mountain views, Wi-Fi throughout, and two 18-hole signature golf courses! The 1912 East Course, redesigned by Donald Ross in 1927, has hosted Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, and Jerry Barber; in 1959, the George Fazio-designed West Course opened. Find it on Route 314, via Route 940 or Route 611, in Pocono Manor. Phone (570) 8397111 or 1-800-233-8150, and feast your eyes upon www.poconomanor.com!


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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. February 26 & 27 – 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) 4032006 with questions, or visit the Pennsylvania State Parks website at www.visitpaparks.com. February 27 – The base of Shawnee Mountain Ski

Area in Shawnee-on-Delaware will come alive with a festive carnival atmosphere for skiers, snowboarders, snowtubers and spectators during Shawnee Winter Carnival Day. Sponsored by Shawnee Mountain, CocaCola and Budweiser Beer, Winter Carnival will include fun activities open to all. The day will feature demonstrations, vendors, ice sculpting, an outdoor barbecue, giveaways, product sampling, entertainment, an après ski party and more. Add carnival fun to a great day of skiing, boarding or tubing! Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is located off I-80 exit 309 in Shawnee-on-Delaware; follow signs on Route 209 to Hollow Road. To find out more about Winter Carnival Day, call Shawnee Mountain at (570) 421-7231 or log on to www.shawneemt.com. February 27 – The Pocono Mountains are fortunate to have so many beautiful water resources accessible in all seasons. Do you want to learn more about fishing on the ice in winter? Join Andy Fedor, Regional Education Specialist with the PA Fish & Boat Commission, for a Family Ice Fishing Program from 1:00 to 4:00pm at PPL’s Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 near Hawley. This free program provides information and instruction on Pennsylvania fishes, basic ice fishing skills, regulations and ice safety. Weather permitting, participants will also have the opportunity to put their new fishing skills to use out on Lake Wallenpaupack. This program is free and fishing licenses are not required. Equipment and bait will be provided. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Be sure to dress appropriately for the outdoor portion of the program! The program is free however registration is required. To register contact PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Preserve at (570) 253-7076 or send an email to pplpreser ves@pplweb.com. Additional details can

be found at the website www.pplpreserves.com. February 28 - The public is invited to attend the Pike County Conservation District Board of Directors Meeting, to be held at 9:00am at the Conservation District Education Building on Route 402 in Blooming Grove. No fee or registration is required. You may call the Pike County Conservation District office in Hawley at 226-8220 or send an email to pikecd@pikepa.org. Visit the website www.pikeconservation.org to find out more. March 2 – The FINALS in the Captain Morgan Wednesday Night Race League start at 3:00pm at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. 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 information. March 3 – Tonight is Health Services Night at Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain in Lackawaxen! All Health Service employees 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 Employee ID to receive this special Health Services 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, call (570) 685-1400 or log on to their website www.ski-bigbear.com. Closed Tuesdays. March 4 – Happy Birthday Pennsylvania! Today is Charter Day, commemorating the granting of the Charter of Privileges to William Penn by King Charles II of England on March 4, 1681. This document created Pennsylvania, or “Penn’s Woods.”


This Week in the Poconos 55 March 4 thru 6 – Subaru “Master the Mountain” Weekend is back at Jack Frost Mountain Ski Area in Blakeslee! Subaru of America, Inc. will once again host Master the Mountain. Each winter season, the Subaru Master the Mountain team travels to ski resorts across the country bringing music, giveaways, and free activities for people to enjoy. This will be the company’s 15th year bringing the event to ski areas across the United States. Jack Frost Mountain is located off Route 940 west of Blakeslee Corners. Call them

at (570) 443-8425 or log on to www.jfbb.com to find out more. March 4 thru 6 – The historic Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA is hosting their Winter Sports Weekend, a unique and exciting Theme Weekend full of family fun! Enjoy winter’s final fling with skiing, skating, sledding, crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing all included in your room rate! For your Winter Sports Weekend reservations or more information, call Skytop Lodge at 1-800-345-7759. See photos of the

breathtaking mountain estate at their website www.skytop.com. March 5 – Mountain Dew is back to host their 6th Annual Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville! Mountain Dew will be set up in the Main Base Area with prize tents and tons of swag to give out throughout the day. Registration for the event will begin at 7:30am in the Big Pocono Family Eatery and the racing starts at 10:00am on the Pocono Raceway slope. This event (Continued on Page 56)

The French Manor Inn Ski and Spa Package Thrilling skiing at Camelback Mountain Resort or Snö Mountain and tranquility in Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn are yours with a Ski and Spa Package! Indulge in elegant lodging, welcome fruit and cheese plate with sherry, VIP lift tickets, a French Manor tote bag with bottled water, trail mix, French Manor lip balm, and fresh fruit, plus afternoon tea, turndown service with Godiva chocolates, couples’ massage, country breakfast, and all amenities. The French Manor is a full-scale country inn modeled after an estate in the south of France. Gourmet French cuisine, a superb wine list, and Hanna’s Café casual dining complement majestic mountain views. One of the Ten Best Inns in America and awarded a 4 Diamond rating by the AAA, you’ll find it off Route 191 in South Sterling. Le Spa Forêt features all the most luxurious services. Call 1-877-720-6095 to reserve, and experience www.thefrenchmanor.com.

Tours, Tastings, and More at Barley Creek Everything at Barley Creek Brewing Company is handcrafted, from the building to the food to the worldclass ales and lagers brewed in its English brew house! Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings happen daily at 12:30pm or by appointment. Tokyo Tea House is in the house as well; 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, special events, and entertainment. Soups, salads, pub fare, steaks, seafood, happy hour and daily specials, kids’ menu, treasure box, and a game room make it a favorite. In the fork at Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, Tannersville; call (570) 629-9399, and surf the Creek at www.barleycreek.com.


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

March 5 – Join members of the Pocono Outdoor Club for a Hike at the MCEEC and SGL #156. This fun, late-winter hike will start on the easy trails at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville, then continue on to State Game Lands #156 for an additional four to six miles (if desired). Call hike leader Bob Wacker at (570) 629-5293 for hike time and more information. The Pocono Outdoor Club is a friendly hiking group open to all individuals interested in exploring the trails of the Pocono Mountains. To learn more about the club and its outings in the wilds of the Poconos, contact today’s hike leader or check out www.poconooutdoorclub.org. March 5 - A Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Monroe County Kids Against Hunger will be held from 9:00 until noon at Zion United Lutheran Church, Route 209 in Brodheadsville. Breakfast will consist of all the pancakes you can eat, sausage, orange juice, tea, coffee, milk or chocolate milk. Cost is $5.50 adults, $3.50 kids under 10. Funds raised will benefit the May 14 multi-generational service project of Monroe County Kids Against Hunger of assembling 20,000 food packets! For more information on helping with the breakfast or volunteering for the service project, send an email to monroecokah@hotmail.com. March 5 & 6 – The USASA MidAtlantic Snowboard & Freeride Series returns to Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville for the eleventh season! All boarders are invited to sign up and compete in Slopestyle in the Rhodo Terrain Park on Saturday and in the Halfpipe Competition at the Oak Grove Halfpipe on Sunday. Registration is from 8:00 to 9:00am and the competition starts at 10:00am both days. For all the details log on to 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.

March 5 & 6 – It’s time to start thinking spring and what better way than by playing in the snow at the Spring Tube Fest at Fernwood Resort’s Winter Fun Center Snowtubing Park in Bushkill! As one of the last weekends to snowtube, the resort will offer $5 off snowtubing tickets to anyone dressed in resort-wear costumes including bathing suits and Hawaiian outfits! Tube Fest will run from 12noon to 5:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 1:00pm on Sunday with an outdoor barbecue, live music, snowtube racing, games and tropical luau-themed activities including hula competitions, limbo, snow play and prize giveaways by co-sponsor Pepsi. It will be a great outdoor party where you can sit by the fire and think of summer while you eat corn-on-the-cob even if it snows! The Fernwood Winter Fun Center on Route 209 in Bushkill is open to the public through early March with snowtubing in familysize tubes and single tubes, a Tiny Tot play area, and a restaurant with a fireside bar at the base of the snowtubing area. Fernwood Hotel & Resort is also offering Spring Tube Fest Weekend Packages, which include tickets to the Winter Fun Center, accommodations and more. For more information and a schedule of events, call 888FERNWOOD or (570) 588-9500. www.fernwoodhotel.com March 5 & 6 – This is Give Back Weekend at Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain in Lackawaxen. Just bring two nonperishable canned goods for the local food pantry and receive 15% off when purchasing your lift ticket! A portion of all proceeds received this weekend will also be donated to charity. Hours are 9:00am to 9:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am to 4:30 on Sunday. Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain is a 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. For


This Week in the Poconos 57 a current snow conditions report and more information about Give Back Weekend, call (570) 6851400 or log on to their website www.ski-bigbear.com. Closed Tuesdays. March 5 & 6 – The March Ski Patrol Recruitment Open House is this weekend at Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville. Ski Patrol volunteers will hold membership recruitment open houses from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday & Sunday. Meet at the shack at the top of the Birches trail if you’re interested in participating or learning more about the program. Camelback Mountain

Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com with questions. March 6 – The 9th Annual Chili & Wings Cook-Off presented by the Hawley-Lake Wallenpaupack Chamber of Commerce will take place at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant on Route 507 in Tafton (two miles east of Hawley). Enter your favorite chili or wings recipe, be a judge, or just enjoy sampling all the entries! The Cook-Off runs from noon until 4:00pm in Ehrhardt’s spacious Banquet Center overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack.

The cost is $20 per person for tasting and judging and the event is open to everyone. Tickets will be available at the door. To learn more about the Chili & Wings Cook-Off or for entry forms to enter your recipe, call the HawleyLake Wallenpaupack Chamber of Commerce at (570) 226-3191 or contact them through the website www.hawleywallenpaupackcc.com. March 6 – The Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society will host a big Bluegrass Shin-Dig today featuring Hillbilly Water, Santara Wind, and Louie Setzer (Continued on Page 58)

Learning Comes Naturally at PEEC Winter is wonderful at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC). A free Moonrise Walk on Friday, February 18th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm features a short hike to a scenic overlook to view moonrise over the Delaware River Valley. On Saturday, February 26th, dress warmly and bring your camera for Monuments to Nature: Winter Waterfalls from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Register by Saturday, February 19th; the fee is just $20.00/pp to enjoy spectacular waterfalls in winter. Cross Country Ski on Saturday, February 26th from 9:00am to 12:00pm or on Sunday, February 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Skis, shoes, and instruction are provided; fees are $20.00/adults and $10.00/children, and registration with shoe size is required. If snow cover is insufficient, you’ll take a free winter hike. Call (570) 828-2319, email peec@peec.org, and see www.peec.org. Via Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PEEC is close to home, where learning comes naturally!

PPL Martins Creek hosts Art Program Capture the beauty of luminous wintertime landscapes during a free, hands-on art program from 10:00am to 11:30am on Saturday, February 19th at the PPL Martins Creek Environmental Preserve. Be inspired by the splendor and unique characteristics of the season through the leadership of professional artist and museum exhibit designer and fabricator Marco Hernandez. To register, call (570) 542-2886 or email pplpreserves@pplweb.com; materials are provided. Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, in conjunction with the PPL Martins Creek and Lower Mount Bethel energy plants, offers 215 acres of woodlands and meadows, 5 miles of trails, and views of the Delaware River which is designated a Wild and Scenic River. PPL works to protect land, care for endangered species and habitats, and provide recreational facilities. Learn more at www.pplpreserves.com.


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and the Appalachian Mountain Boys. The public is invited to enjoy the monthly stage shows featuring critically acclaimed bands at the spacious BPO Elks Lodge on 260 Washington Street in East Stroudsburg. The stage performances are held on the first floor and are continuous from around noon until about 5:00pm. If you play an instrument, bring it along and join one of the many jam sessions happening throughout the 1920’s-era building! There are several rooms that are ideal for jamming and listening. There is also a full bar and the kitchen will be open serving food at reasonable prices. Admission is $7. For more information, visit www.poconobluegrass.org or call (570) 424-2937 or (570) 992-2259. The number at the Elks Lodge is (570) 421-9140. March 6 – An Introduction to Orienteering will be offered from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. Learn how to use a map and compass to find your way through the woods, then put your knowledge to the test out on PEEC’s orienteering course. You’ll learn everything you need to know to be competent in orienteering and all equipment will be provided. The cost to attend is $5. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. For more information or to register for the Introduction to Orienteering, call PEEC at (570) 828-2319 or log on to www.peec.org.

March 6 – Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville has announced that they will host TELEFEST, their first ever telemark skiing event! All telemark skiers are invited to come out and join the fun with tele clinics, an up-down race, bumps duels and more! The fun on the hill will end with all the freeheel skiers gathering for a lap around the resort, ending at the bar for some drinks and live music. Camelback Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com with questions. March 6 – The Shawnee Rail Jam sponsored by Flow Snowboards is coming to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in Shawnee-on-Delaware! Come out and show them how you can ride the rails in Shawnee Mountain’s 3000’ Bushkill Terrain Park. Judges will be awarding the best overall talent with tons of gear. Other prizes will be drawn by bib numbers to be sure that everyone leaves with some swag. This event is open to skiers and riders of all abilities. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is located off I-80 exit 309 in Shawnee-on-Delaware; follow signs on Route 209 to Hollow Road. To find out more about the Shawnee Rail Jam, call Shawnee Mountain at (570) 421-7231 or log on to www.shawneemt.com. March 9 - At the end of what seemed like a very long winter, it’s time to start thinking spring! The Monroe County Garden Club will Meet at 11:30am at the Eastern Monroe Public Library, Route 611/ North 9th Street in Stroudsburg. The program will be “Spring Wreath Making” by Judy Henry from The Potting Shed. The design entry for the month is “In Like a Lion,” a creative 3-line design using designer’s choice of materials in one container. Accessory permitted. The horticulture entry is a collection of dried plant material in a container of exhibitor’s choice; five or more stems. Bring in your entries by 11:15 to allow time for judging. Everyone interested

in gardening and horticulture is welcome to attend. The Monroe County Garden Club is a Federated Club of the Garden Club Federation of PA, District II/III, and a member of the National Garden Club. You may contact President Caryl Lamoso at (570) 688-9063 or email carylros@ptd.net with your questions. “Come Grow With Us.” March 9 & 10 – EXPO 2011, the 24th annual Business & Community EXPO presented by the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Koehler Field House on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. Two exciting days of exhibits and seminars are planned at “The Region’s Largest Business/ Community Trade Show.” Preview the area’s latest products and services from over 175 Pocono Mountains businesses and organizations. Live broadcasts, educational business seminars, and door prizes are all planned for this year’s EXPO. Food will be available at the food court. Show hours are 2:30pm until 7:00pm on Wednesday and noon to 7:00pm on Thursday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children 12 and under. The Koehler Field House is located at the corner of Smith and Normal streets on the campus of East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg. EXPO 2011 is sponsored in large part by Geisinger and Geisinger Health Plan. For more information about EXPO 2011, call the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce office at (570) 421-4433. www.poconochamber.net March 10 – Did you know that the Mustelid (weasel) family has, pound for pound, some of our country’s fiercest predators? In Pennsylvania, we can sometimes view the elusive, slender-bodied mink, the longtail weasel, the shorttail weasel, the fisher, the least weasel, the river otter and their cousin, the skunk. Join naturalist Carissa Longo for Getting to Know the Weasel Clan at PPL’s (Continued on Page 62)


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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at the Locust Lake Village entrance. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at 1-800-588-1808 or (570) 646-3600, or Pocono Lake at 1-800-588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com. See everything at www.c21PoconoPines.com. Four Seasons at Camelback, Camelback Road, Tannersville, near Camelback Mountain Resort. Enjoy exterior maintenance-free living with an outdoor pool, play area, clubhouse with catering, fitness center, tennis courts, central water and sewer, and trash disposal. Call (570) 730-4774, email fourseasonscamelback@hotmail.com,

and see new single and townhomes for sale on natural wooded sites with fireplaces and views at www.camelbackpoconoshomes.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 and 423 in Pocono Pines. Lake Naomi sales and vacation rentals are a specialty, with a large sales staff specializing in Lake Naomi and Timber Trails. Get a free Kids Fun Pack with off-season and winter rentals! Call 1-800-5371479 or (570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.com. Liberty Homes Custom Builders, Route 940 at Pocono Lake. Building great vacation and year-round homes throughout the Pocono Mountains since 1979, Liberty Homes also offers terrific house/land packages. Whether you’re starting a family or are ready to retire, Liberty Homes can provide you with the home of your dreams. Call Liberty Homes

at 866-4-YOUR-HOME or visit www.libertyhomespa.com. (Continued on Page 60)

NEW HOMES FOR SALE • Single & Town Homes on Camelback Mountain • Naturally Wooded Homesites • Architect - Designed Homes • Traditional & Open Floor Plans • Master Bedrooms • Wood Burning Fireplaces in All Homes • Central Water and Sewer • Close to Mountain Activities, Shopping, Major Highways, Regional Medical Centers and Schools

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REAL ESTATE (Continued from Page 59) 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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knowledgeable staff. Call 1-800-4443721 and see www.prr1.com. VACATION HOME COMMUNITIES Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at the Locust Lake Village entrance. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at 1-800-588-1808 or (570) 646-3600, or Pocono Lake at 1-800588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com. See everything at www.c21PoconoPines.com! Four Seasons at Camelback, Camelback Road, Tannersville, near Camelback Mountain Resort. Enjoy exterior maintenance-free living with an outdoor pool, play area, clubhouse with catering, fitness center, tennis courts, central water and sewer, and trash disposal. Call (570) 730-4774, email fourseasonscamelback@hotmail.com, and see new single and townhomes

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for sale on natural wooded sites with fireplaces and views at www.camelbackpoconoshomes.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 & 423 in Pocono Pines. Lake Naomi sales & vacation rentals are a specialty, with a large sales staff specializing in Lake Naomi and Timber Trails. Get a free Kids Fun Pack with 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! Serving many communities. Call 1-800-444-3721 and visit www.prr1.com. VACATION HOME/ COTTAGE RENTALS Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at the Locust Lake Village entrance. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at 1-800-588-1808 or (570) 646-3600, or Pocono Lake at 1-800588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com. See everything at www.c21PoconoPines.com! Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill. Spacious villas, on-premises restaurants, fitness facility, winter sports, swimming, horseback riding. Call 1-888-FERNWOOD and see www.fernwoodhotel.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 & 423 in Pocono Pines. Lake Naomi sales & vacation rentals are a specialty, with a large sales staff specializing in Lake Naomi and Timber Trails. Get a free Kids Fun Pack with 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,


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

(570) 460-6439 for your free quote! Fully insured, references available. The Service Team, routes 512 and 33 (487 E. Moorestown Road) in Wind Gap. Installation experts for roofing, siding, kitchens and baths, decks, insulation, flooring, etc. Open daily. Phone (610) 377-8400. COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Pocono Resorts Realty, 3 Lake Harmony locations; Route 940, Big Boulder Drive, Jack Frost Entrance, and Route 903 in Albrightsville! Investment and commercial properties, lots, acreage, primary and vacation home sales; 700+ rental homes! Experienced, knowledgeable staff. Call 1-800-444-3721 and see www.prr1.com. HOME FURNISHINGS Antiques and Furnishings, see Museums, Galleries, & Antiquity and Shopping Around. Teeter’s Furniture, 327 Main Avenue, Hawley. Featuring fine furniture, bedding, carpet, and more for a beautiful home. Call (570) 226-3112; see www.teetersfurniture.com.

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

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Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Route 6 near Hawley. From 6:00 to 7:30pm you’ll delve into the natural history of these beautiful mammals using live domestic ferrets, animal mounts, furs and video clips. This program is appropriate for families with children ages 6 and older. For more information you can reach PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Preserve at (570) 251-6196 or (570) 253-7076, or send an email to pplpreser ves@pplweb.com. Additional program details can also be found at the website www.pplpreserves.com. March 11 thru 13 – The historic Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA is hosting Country Weekend, a unique and exciting Theme Weekend full of family fun! Enjoy heaps of entertainment like line dancing and square dancing, a Saturday night barn dance, pony rides, hayrides, a chili-cooking demonstration and tasting, target shoot and more! Plus, wake up every morning to a farm fresh breakfast. For your Country Weekend reservations, call Skytop Lodge at 1-800-345-7759. See photos of the breathtaking mountain estate at the website www.skytop.com. March 12 – The annual Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade will step off at 12noon today in nearby Downtown Scranton. If you like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or simply like to celebrate, then why not do it early at the 2nd largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the country! Featuring over 12,000 marchers and participants, the parade will begin on Wyoming Ave. near St. Peter’s Cathedral and will march to Lackawanna Ave., where it swings left past the Mall at Steamtown then around the bend at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and onto Spruce St., where marchers pass the Lackawanna County Courthouse, then on to North Washington Ave. to end

at the Scranton Cultural Center. This “rite of spring” (Scranton’s version of Mardi Gras) provides enormous stimulation for the young and young at heart! Visit www.stpatparade.com for complete St. Patrick’s Day Parade details. You may also call the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-22WELCOME with your questions or log on to www.visitnepa.org. March 12 – Go along on the Sugar Shack Scramble with the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry. March is when the sap starts flowing in the sugar maples, ready to be tapped and boiled down into maple syrup in the sugar shack. Join this orienteering expedition to the “Two Saps” Sugar Shack from 9:00am until noon. After using a map and compass to reach the sugar shack, enjoy some hot cocoa and pancakes served with fresh PA maple syrup. The cost to attend is $10 adults, $5 children and registration is required by March 5. PEEC, a non-profit center, is located off Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry within the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The center enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. PEEC provides these unique environmental experiences to individuals, families and groups of all ages. To register for the expedition, call PEEC at (570) 8282319 or log on to www.peec.org. March 12 – If you just can’t wait for the opening of trout season in April, keep busy with the FlyFishing Seminar being offered at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center near Bartonsville. Join resource conservationist Carl J. Meyer and several members of the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a detailed program on fly-fishing. The seminar will cover fly-fishing equipment, casting, strategy, fly tying, basic entomology, and directions to some very

nice places to fish in the Pocono Mountains. A film, slide program and several raffles are included with admission. The program will run from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The cost is $8 adults, $5 kids and pre-registration is required by March 11. Call the Monroe County Environmental Education Center at (570) 629-3061 to register. www.mcconservation.org March 12 – Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville has announced that they will host a Spring Bumps Competition, its first bumps competition in years! Prizes will be awarded on style and creativity. Competitors will be bracketed based on gender and age, skier or rider. Come on out and have a blast! Registration for the Spring Bumps Competition is from 8:00am to 11:00am in the Big Pocono Family Eatery, and the first run starts at noon on the Asp slope. The Spring Bumps Competition is FREE to all competitors; must have a valid pass or lift ticket to participate. Camelback Mountain Resort is located in Tannersville, off I-80 exit 299. Call (570) 629-1661 or visit their website www.skicamelback.com with any questions. March 12 - 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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Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport

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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