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Camelback Mountain Resort: www.skicamelback.com

Pike County Conservation District: www.pikeconservation.org

Century 21 Select Pocono Pines: www.C21PoconoPines.com

Pike County Tourism: www.discoverpikepa.com

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Pocono Arts Council: www.poconoarts.org

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Pocono Builders Association: www.poconobuilders.org

Countryside Housekeeping Cottages: www.countrysidecottages.com

Pocono Cheesecake Factory: www.poconocheesecake.com

Crescent Lodge: www.crescentlodge.com

Pocono Environmental Education Center: www.peec.org

Delaware Highlands Conservancy: www.delawarehighlands.org

Pocono Indian Museum: www.poconoindianmuseum.com

Dorflinger Glass Museum: http://dorflinger.org/glass_museum.html

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Downtown Hawley Partnership: www.visithawleypa.com Downtown Stroudsburg: www.stroudsburg.net Eckley Miners Village: www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort: www.ehrhardts.com Fernwood Hotel & Resort: www.fernwoodhotel.com The French Manor: www.thefrenchmanor.com Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce: www.greaterpoconochamber.com Greater White Haven Chamber of Commerce: www.whitehaven.org Grey Towers National Historic Landmark: www.fs.fed.us/gt Holistic Health Haven: www.poconoholistichaven.com Holley Ross Pottery: www.holleyross.com Hutton Metalcrafts: www.copperlamps.com 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 Lake Naomi Real Estate: www.lakenaomi.com Liberty Homes Custom Builders: www.libertyhomespa.com

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 Tile Works: www.poconotileworks.com Printing Craftsmen, Inc.: www.printingcraftsmeninc.com Santosha on the Ridge B & B: www.santoshaontheridge.com The Settlers Inn: www.thesettlersinn.com Shawnee Gallery: www.shawneegallery.com Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: www.shawneeinn.com Shawnee Mountain: www.shawneemt.com The Shawnee Playhouse: www.theshawneeplayhouse.com The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania: www.singingboysofpennsylvania.org Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain: www.ski-bigbear.com Skytop Lodge: www.skytop.com Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge: www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge.com The Spa at Mount Airy: www.thespaatmountairy.com

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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs: www.mohegansunpocono.com

Spa Shawnee and Salon: www.spashawnee.com

Monroe County Conservation District: www.mcconservation.org

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club: www.splitrockresort.com

Monroe County Historical Association: www.monroehistorical.org

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Mountain Springs Lake Resort: www.mslresort.com

Starting Gate: www.startinggateonline.com

Nature Conservancy: www.nature.org/states/pennsylvania

Steamtown National Historic Site: www.nps.gov/stea

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PA Fish & Boat Commission: www.fish.state.pa.us

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FEBRUARY 25, 2012 Sweet Stuff ........................................................................................................4 Maple Sugaring in Monroe County ................................................................5 Custom Build Your Dream Home ...................................................................7 Connect with This Week Online .....................................................................9 Pocono Mountains Spas ................................................................................16 March Madness ..............................................................................................23 Chili Wing Cook Off ......................................................................................31 Pocono Lions Club Tubing Month ................................................................31 Shawnee Mountain Fun .................................................................................32 Printing Craftsmen .........................................................................................35 Eagle Institute Saves Eagles from Extinction ................................................36 Ski Big Bear on Give Back Weekend.............................................................40 Fernwood Spring Tube Fest ...........................................................................42 Camelback & Mtn Dew Challenge You ........................................................43 Animal Sanctuaries Save Lives ......................................................................47 Hiking the Pocono Mountains ......................................................................47 CALENDAR...............................6 COMING EVENTS ......................6 DINING ................................. 18 ENTERTAINMENT .................... 22 LODGING .............................. 39 MOVIES................................. 23 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES ........... 36

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The Sweet Life You know that golden amber syrup you pour over your pancakes was not born in a bottle. But do you know how it is cultivated? Sugar Maple Groves, also known as Sugarbushes, grow only in colder climates. The process of collecting the sap was perfected hundreds of years ago by Native Americans. Several local environmental groups sponsor end of winter Maple Sugaring events. You’ll learn how the sap is tapped and evaporated into sweet, delicious syrup. Maple Sugaring Day, Monroe County Environmental Education Center’s Meesing Sugarbush, 5.5 miles north of Marshalls Creek. March 3rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (570) 629-3061. Maple Sugaring: From the Tree to Your Table, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. March 4th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (570) 403-2006. Sugar Shack Scramble, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Join in on an orienteering expedition to the “Two Saps” Sugar Shack, and then enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple sugar. March 10 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Spaces are limited: (570) 828-2319. Maple Sugaring Workshop, Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Covington Twp. March 29th from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. $4 per person; preregistration required: (570) 842-1506.

Go Tubing for the Lions at a Great Price! March 1st til End of Season at CAMELBACK Mountain Resort in Tannersville Support The Pocono Lions Club by purchasing a Special Snowtubing Ticket for only $20 Snowtubing Tickets are normally priced at $25 * This special offer is only available in advance through The Pocono Lions Club * CAMELBACK Mountain Resort will donate 1/2 the proceeds from each ticket sold by The Pocono Lions

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Monroe County’s 35th Annual Maple Sugaring Day March 3rd is Maple Sugaring Day at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center’s (MCEEC) Meesing Sugarbush. Celebrating the wonder of maple sugar, the day features a tour of the sugar maple grove, called the Sugarbush, and includes stops to learn about Native American and early pioneer methods of making the syrup, the evaporator process and methods of identifying and tapping a maple tree. After the 90-minute tour, enjoy fresh pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. According to maple sugar lore, its discovery was accidental. After removing his tomahawk from a tree, an Iroquois man caught the sap that flowed in a container at the base of the tree. His wife happened upon the container and, thinking it was water, used it to prepare dinner that night. Everyone agreed: the sweet treat was a profoundly fortunate mistake. Native Americans celebrated maple sugar harvests with dancing and music. As food staples, maple sap and sugar were mixed with grains, beans, nuts and berries. Maple syrup is relatively healthy. As a whole, unprocessed food, the syrup contains a high concentration of the types of antioxidants that may lower your risk of certain diseases. You can substitute maple syrup for white sugar in some recipes—cookies, for example. However, be mindful that maple syrup, like all sweeteners, should be consumed only in moderation. Maple Sugaring Day, March 3rd, is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and costs $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12. On March 10th, MCEEC will host scout groups and their families. Programs can be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and are open to all scout age groups. Pre-registration for Scout Day is required. The MCEEC Meesing Sugarbush is located 5.5 miles north of Marshalls Creek on Creek Road. For more information: (570) 629-3061; www.mcconservation.org.

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See the ENTERTAINMENT Column on Page 22 for Local Live Entertainment! Now thru February 26 - Altered State? Juried Photography-Based Arts Exhibition, ARTSPACE and Studio Galleries, 18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg. Sponsored by the PoconoArts Council. For more information: www.poconoarts.org.

Now thru February 26 - Crystal Cabin Fever, Sculpted Ice Works, on Route 590, near Lake Wallenpaupack in Lakeville. African Safari theme festival features icesculpted likenesses of animals straight from the Serengeti, a giant, 36-ton ice slide carved out of 240 blocks of ice and more. Professional ice carving competitions will be held on February 11 and 25. Open seven days a week. Hours Monday through Saturday are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children 3 to 15, free for children under 3. For more information: (570) 226-6246; www.crystalcabinfever.com. Now thru February 28 (excluding Feb. 21) - Ladies Tuesday Sports Clinics, Jack Frost Mountain, Blakeslee, 10 a.m. Free with valid snow pass. No clinic on 2/21. For more information: www.jfbb.com. Now thru March 1 (excluding Feb. 22) - Wednesday Senior Day Sports Clinics, Jack Frost Mountain, Blakeslee, 10 a.m. Free with valid

snow pass. No clinic on 2/22. For more information: www.jfbb.com. Now thru March 9 - Art Exhibition, East Stroudsburg University’s Madelon Powers Gallery, Fine & Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite Streets, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon., Wed., Fri.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tues., Thurs.; (570) 422-3482. Storm Cycle, an artist’s response to Hurricane Katrina by Thomas Mann, a Lehigh Valley native, featuring collage style sculptures. Design Ignites Change, art and design for social entrepreneurship and change by Mark Randall, principal at Worldstudio. Now thru mid-March - Eagle Watch! During winter, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Pocono Mountains, joining the growing, breeding population of resident eagles. On Saturdays and Sundays, trained The Eagle Institute volunteers staff popular viewing locations to assist eagle watchers in sighting these majestic birds. Winter Field Office: Lackawaxen, just across the Roebling Bridge from Minisink

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SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 10 AM -3 PM • Learn about Native American & Early Pioneer Methods of Making Maple Syrup • Identify and Tap Maple Trees & Learn about our Evaporator Process • After the 90-Minute Tour, Enjoy Our Fresh Syrup over Hot Pancakes!

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This Week in the Poconos 7 Ford, NY. For more information: (570) 685-5960, (845) 557-6162; www.eagleinstitute.com. Now through March 31 - Free Snowshoe Loaner Program, Promised Land State Park. A limited number of MSR-Denali snowshoes are available for day-use only, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wear hiking boots, dress in layers and bring plenty of water. Contact the park office to check snow conditions and equipment availability at (570) 6763428; www.visitpaparks.com. Now thru Season - The Safe Haven 2012 Calendar is available to purchase. Cost is $16/calendar, plus shipping and handling; proceeds benefit the non-profit (Continued on Page 8)

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LIBERTY HOMES Custom Builders Imagine living in a home designed specifically for you, custom built for your lifestyle and budget. Now imagine that home in the ideal location, set amid rolling hills, evergreen forests and pristine lakes, yet a short drive from Philadelphia, New York and the cities of New Jersey. That’s the beauty of owning a Liberty Home in the Pocono Mountains. Liberty Homes Custom Builders has been designing and building award-winning homes in the Poconos since 1978. Featuring the latest eco-friendly, energy efficient technologies, your Liberty Home offers more than state-of-the-art design; you’ll also enjoy a destination that supports your interests and higher standard of living. Golf, water sports, shopping, antiquing, snow sports, historic sites, entertainment and theater await you just steps outside your door. Spacious, elegant and functional universal designs offer flexible floor plans and special features—zero steps entryways, and extra-wide doorways and bathrooms—that keep your home comfortable through every phase of your life. Liberty’s Lakewood model features custom glass, three bedrooms, including a master bedroom overlooking an enormous great room, community pool, golf course and club house. Prices start at just $670 per month for qualified buyers. As one of the most respected contractors in the Poconos, Liberty Homes has built over 1,400 homes; the company also has built trust. Now is the perfect time to buy. Why rent or buy an older home when you can have a brand new, custom built, dream house instead? For more information, contact Liberty Homes at (570) 646-4600; www.libertyhomesPA.com.


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Now thru Season - Love at First Bite, Pocono Cheesecake Factory on Rt. 611 in Swiftwater. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See this issue of This Week in the Poconos for a coupon worth $2 off any purchase of $20 or more. For more information: (570) 839-6844; www.poconocheesecake.com.

South Sterling. Enjoy skiing at your choice of two of the Poconos’ best mountains, along with relaxation at The French Manor’s Green Spa. Package includes luxury accommodations with welcome basket; VIP Lift Tickets for two at Camelback or Sno Mountain; custom tote bag packed with bottled water, lip balm, trail mix and fresh fruit; 50-minute couples’ massage; afternoon tea daily; complimentary turn-down service with Godiva Chocolates. Full country breakfast each morning. For reservations or more information: (570) 676-3244; www.thefrenchmanor.com.

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Resort’s Wintergreens Patio Grill, 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hosted by local radio personality “Big Brain” Gary in the Morning, this team trivia game tests your knowledge of TV, beer, sports, music and more. Must be 21 and older to play. Registration at 5:30 p.m.; game starts at 6 p.m. For more information: (570) 588-9500, ext. 4260. Daily - Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings, Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road in Tannersville, every day at 12:30 p.m. No reservations required. Group tours are available by appointment. For


This Week in the Poconos 9 more information: (570) 629-9399 or log on to www.barleycreek.com. February 24 & 26 - Pocono Greyhound Adoption, Coupon Book Sales to benefit the dog rescue, Bon-Ton Department Store, Stroud Mall. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. on the 24th and noon-2 p.m. on the 26th. Pocono Greyhound Adoption and their salesdogs will be in Bon-Ton selling coupon books for the Bon-Ton Community Day Sale held on April 27 & 28. Coupon books cost $5. All proceeds go to Pocono Greyhound Adoption to help with veterinary care for retired racing greyhounds. Bon-Ton Community Day teams local, non-profit organizations with the Bon-Ton family of stores through coupon booklet sales for discounts on merchandise on April 27 & 28. 100% of the booklet sales benefit the charities. Coupon booklets include $10 of an item priced $10 or more, 30% Early Bird discount and tiered shopping passes for additional savings. For more information on greyhound adoption or advocacy: (570) 856-0377; www.poconogreyhound.com. February 24 - Diva Fridays, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs presents Real Housewife of New York City, Alex McCord, as part of the casino’s “Signings & Sightings.” This Free event begins at 8 p.m. on the Sky Bridge. Mohegan Sun’s Signature Events gives you the chance to meet celebrities. Alex McCord, the fame-obsessed housewife on Bravo’s popular reality TV show, began her career on the soap opera One Life to Live. Since achieving infamy as a

housewife, she’s appeared on dozens of shows. Come out to Mohegan Sun for a glimpse of glamour. February 25 - An Intimate Cabaret Evening with Mark Janas and Andy Gale, Buck Hill-Skytop Music Festival, Community Concerts, School Outreach Artistic Residency (SOAR) program, East Stroudsburg University, Cohen Recital Hall, Fine Arts and Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. For more information: w w w. b u c k h i l l s k y t o p f e s t . o r g . February 25 - Meet & Greet, Pocono Greyhound Adoption, Petco (old Superpetz), 2920 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about adopting one of these sweet, smart dogs.

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American Candle—The name belies the wares. In addition to an amazing selection of dinner tapers, wind-proof storm candles, pillar candles and jar candles, you’ll also find collectibles from Legends, Dept. 56, Lenox, and Precious Moments. Keep the cold at bay with leg warmers, scarves, jackets and hats. Feast your eyes on an array of gorgeous stained glass items. American Candle also features Pandora and Kameleon jewelry, MOGO charm bracelets, Vera Bradley accessories, Baggallini

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This Week in the Poconos 11 Country Kettle—Upon entering this famous Pocono Mountains store, your first reaction is likely to be, “WOW! Look at all that candy!â€? With over 250 barrels of your favorite treats, all at the same price, it’s sure to be an enjoyable experience. You’ll find creamy fudge, mouthwatering chocolates, gourmet caramel corn, honey-toasted peanuts, flavored sesame sticks, and many unique snack mixes. Enjoy specialty jams, jellies, marmalades, gourmet mustards, hot sauces, and tasty salsas. The Gift Shop features jewelry from Swarovski and John Medeiros. Browse collectibles featuring Jim Shore, Lenox, and Charming Tails. Enjoy the fragrance of Yankee Candles, Wood Wick Candles and signature candles. Discover kitchenware, garden flags and stones, wind chimes, and home accent dĂŠcor. Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (570) 421-8970; see www.country-kettle.com. Dutch’s Shur Save—This grocery store and more offers freshbaked goodies daily, turning out breads, rolls, pastries and cakes. Located at 1564 Route 507 in Greentown. Phone: (570) 676-3373. Groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty foods, greeting cards, notions and potions, plants, cut flowers and arrangements, kitchen helpers, and cold beer to go. Cleaning and laundry supplies, spices, sodas, candy, and fresh delicatessen. A complete market with convenience, variety, and great service, offering an enjoyable shopping experience in the Lake Region. Glass Hat—Featuring two floors filled with elegant glassware, antique oak and country

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kitchenware, perfect décor for your kitchen. The proprietors are members of the Wayne, Pike, Sullivan Antique Dealers Association (WPSADA) and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Glass Appreciation Club. Open daily, weather permitting, on Route 191 in Hamlin, ½ mile south of Hamlin Corners. Call (570) 6894060, email tkobo@echoes.net, and see www.wpsada.com. Holistic Health Haven— Conveniently located at Pocono Peddlers Village, (lower level, far right hand side), Rt. 611 in Tannersville, PA .This gem of a

retreat sells everything you need to create a relaxing environment: bath and aromatherapy products, relaxation and meditation CDs, books, candles and incense. You’ll also find Reiki charged jewelry, crystals and stones, Reiki charged pendulums and other beautiful items. Gift certificates are available. Call for retail store hours: (570) 6291696 or (570) 245-5049; visit: www.poconoholistichaven.com. Holley Ross Pottery—This amazing place, on Route 191 in La Anna, is a pottery showroom, gift shop, and studio where skilled craftsmen produce beautiful wares. Up to 70% off popular items such as Fiesta ware, stoneware, mugs, glass, China sets, dolls, planters and décor. See Holley Ross’ very own Weeping Gold Pottery, plus candy dishes, colored glassware, candles, bean pots, sun catchers, and highly collectible Polish Pottery. After shopping, enter the

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woodland park for a comfortable stroll. Cross a sturdy suspended bridge into a beautiful forest with sawdust trails, picnic tables, and a scenic 5-acre lake. Winter store hours by appointment: (570) 676-3248, and see www.holleyross.com. Hutton Metalcrafts—Offers an array of unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns, lamps, candle lanterns, and fine pewter ornaments and necklaces. Route 940 in Pocono Pines. Remembrances and objects for the home are manufactured on the premises. One-of-a-kind copper trees by Tom Hutton, hand-hammered from a slab of solid copper, silver brazed, then heat-colored to produce rich greens on the tops and reddish highlights on the trunks. Purchase fine oil paintings on glass and stone by Xian Wei Xian, and gorgeous solid copper wall sculptures. Everything at Hutton Metalcrafts is unique and exquisitely beautiful. Call (570) 646-7778 for winter hours. Online: www.copperlamps.com. Kinsley’s ShopRite—Located in Brodheadsville, this large grocery store and pharmacy fulfills your food and household shopping needs. In-store bakery, fresh produce, and an ample selection of all your favorites. The deli counters have everything for making fresh sandwiches and platters, plus ready-made salads and cooked dishes. Full service pharmacy, wide aisles, expansive displays, and plenty of checkout counters. Play the PA lottery here. On Route 209; hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Miss Elly’s Antiques & Such—A multi-dealer shop at 518 Church


This Week in the Poconos 13 Street off Main Avenue in Hawley is destination all its own. Affordable treasures, including furniture, glass, pottery, paintings and prints, vintage clothing and textiles. Imported foods include British marmalades and Scottish shortbreads. The 1870 Gothic Revival building features a center gable, tin roof with snowbirds, flattened arch-effect windows, full-length porch, and lovely antique glass. Winter hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (570) 226-7513; www.missellysantiques.com. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, WilkesBarre—Much more than a gaming casino, Mohegan Sun also features trendy boutiques and epicurean delights. Stroll the lavish shopping promenade, where you’ll find fabulous accessories, including jewelry and handbags, in Ruby Blue. Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese Shop is the place to go to custom build your own gourmet pairings. Go glam or dress down in designer evening gowns, casual wear, shoes and accessories from Marshall Rousso. In Northeastern Pennsylvania, these specialty shops are conveniently located under one roof where you can also enjoy gaming, fine dining, inseason harness racing, televised sports events on big screen TVs and live music. (570) 831-2100; www.mohegansunpocono.com. One Stop Travel—Bus trips from the Poconos and beyond to cultural and natural hotspots. Upcoming: Jonah, Sight & Sound, show, backstage tour and Amish home-cooked lunch; Baltimore Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, Dolphin Show, Harbor Place lunch and more. Reservations required: (570) 620-1200.

Pocono Cheesecake Factory— ”Love at First Bite.” 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 and other goods made fresh on the premises. Choose from a large variety of flavors and toppings. This is the best cheesecake in the world, bar none. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (570) 839-6844; www.poconocheesecake.com.

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Pocono Tile Works—Serves the entire four-county Pocono Mountains region with expert custom tile design and installation. Marble is also a specialty. See genuine examples of their beautiful, quality work at www.poconotileworks.com.

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and recommendations. Potting Shed—Gift shop, located in The Settlers Inn in historic Hawley, offers ever-changing

Gifts • Souvenirs A wonderful shop filled to over-flowing with a variety of gifts you must see to believe! Main Street (Rt.611) Mount Pocono

merchandise chosen with an eye for quality craftsmanship and environmental friendliness. Each product line is natural and emphasizes the Inn’s commitment to green hospitality practices. Find the perfect gift or a must-have item for yourself. Interesting jewelry, innovative stationery, gardening implements, and works of pottery influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement; gift certificates are available. Find it at 4 Main Avenue in Hawley. (570) 226-2993, (800) 833-8527; www.thesettlersinn.com. Second Story High End Thrift— Located at 756 Business Route 209, across from Eagles Glen Plaza in East Stroudsburg. The place for resale shopping

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aficionados. This discriminating store evinces the look and feel of a high-end boutique, without the high-end prices. Brand name and designer apparel, plus an everchanging array of accessories, shoes, bags, artwork and décor pieces. Distinctive, attractive furniture is displayed throughout the gallery setting, and sold at thrifty prices. You’re encouraged to open cabinets and drawers to discover more one-of-akind treasures. For hours and more information, call Second Story High End Thrift at (570) 420-9948. Shawnee Gallery—Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll find full displays of art and crafts from local artists and artisans, perfect for memorable, enjoyable gifts of quality. Choose from watercolors, original oils, jewelry, ceramics, metalwork, fabrics, leather and woodwork. Winter location: Shawnee Inn, One River Road, Shawnee on Delaware. (570) 420-9404; www.shawneegallery.com.

570 226-3112

www.TeetersFurniture.com Friday 8:30am - 8pm Monday through Thursday Saturday 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 5:30pm Sunday Noon - 4pm

Starting Gate Action Sports— Route 209 in Bushkill is a yearround sporting goods store. For over 40 years, Starting Gate has been catering to sports enthusiasts, adventure travelers and naturalists. Complete lines from Burton, Salomon, and K2, and tons of cool apparel by Burton, Volcom, O’Neill, Bonfire, and The North Face. Some equipment is available to rent. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can recommend the best local venue for your sport of choice. Visit Starting Gate and get set with top-notch gear, accessories, and on-the-scene information, everything you need for your active lifestyle. (570) 588-4807; www.startinggateonline.com.


This Week in the Poconos 15 Teeters’ Furniture—Main Avenue in Hawley, carries a wide range of dining, living room, upholstered, and bedroom furniture displayed in attractive gallery settings. The inventory includes Tom Seely, Simply Amish, Kincaid, Winners Only, Chatham, and Stanley. Quality, service, and selection are hallmarks here. Teeters’ has been selling furniture since 1849! Delivery and set-up are available. Open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Furnish your primary home, vacation home, or shop for an enduring gift. Phone (570) 226-3112, and visit ww.teetersfurniture.com. The Spa at Mount Airy—44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Luxurious skincare and spa product lines, including Sothys Paris, OPI, Paul Mitchell, and herbal teas by Nuwati. (570) 243-5230; www.thespaatmountairy.com. Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store—Route 390 in Cresco is stocked with handicrafts, distinctive gifts, seasonings, animal feed, folk art, hardware, and building materials. Shop for Green Mountain Coffees, Vera Bradley Bags, Byers’ Choice collectibles, Burt’s Bees, Grafton Village Cheeses, and more at this landmark store. You’ll also find everything you’d expect at a hardware and lumber store for your home and outdoor needs. Browse the Sprag Mill Art Gallery on the premises. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday. (570) 595-2501; www.theobprice.com. Tobyhanna Station PA—Route 423. Model trains, rail videos,

memorabilia, souvenirs. (570) 894-3338. Woehrle’s Bait Shop—Must-stop if you plan to fish on the Pocono Mountains’ pristine streams and lakes. They’re open daily, stocking healthy live bait for all types of fishing. Choose from hellgramites, fat heads, leeches, night crawlers, minnows, red

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Pampered IN THE Pocono Mountains HEADING FOR THE HILLS FOR A HEALTHY VACATION dates back to the 19th century when doctors prescribed a trip to the mountains for wellness. Today, studies have found that spending quiet time in nature can boost your mood, help you relax and even lower your heart rate. THE POCONO MOUNTAINS provide the perfect setting for a mountain vacation. Long famous for natural beauty and quaint towns, the Poconos’ proximity to Philadelphia, New York and the cities of New Jersey allow you to escape your hectic life and relax among evergreen forests and glacial lakes. Pocono Mountains spas offer weeklong, weekend and day retreats where you can mix in nearby cultural events, antiquing, shopping, fine dining and plenty of outdoors activities. Here are some of the best spas in the region: Fernwood Resort — a stunning resort offering Swedish and deep tissue massage, myofascial release and cranialsacral therapy, as well as a fitness center. Enjoy horseback riding, guided hiking tours and the nearby Delaware Water Gap Recreational Area. Contact: (570) 588-9500, ext. 4158; www.fernwoodhotel.com.

Holistic Health Haven — a day spa offering massage, Reiki, Reconnective Healing, meditation, Tai Chi, spiritual counseling and wellness classes in centrally-located Tannersville, near great retail outlets and restaurants. To turn your day retreat into an overnight treat, book an authentic log or cedar cottage at the secluded Mountain Springs Lake Resort in nearby Reeders. Contact Holistic Health Haven: (570) 629-1696 or (570) 245-5049; www.poconoholistichaven.com.

Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn and Spa — an eco-friendly spa set within an enchanting stone chateau, Le Spa Forêt features a saltwater pool, fitness center, relaxation lounge, couples massage suite with fireplace and bridal party suite. Spa services include therapeutic massage, deep tissue and other specialized massages, manicures and pedicures, facials, body wraps and more. Perched atop the pine-covered Huckleberry Mountain, The French Manor is graced with one of the finest restaurants in the Northeast. Contact: (877) 720-6090; www.thefrenchmanor.com.


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Santosha on the Ridge

— a true sanctuary, Santosha features rooms with spectacular views of the ancient Appalachian Trail and onsite gardens, and is a 2011 BedandBreakfast.com Award-winner. For those who practice yoga and meditation, Santosha offers a private yoga room, fully stocked with books, props and cushions, and an outdoor labyrinth for walking meditation. Owner Leslie Underhill, a certified yoga instructor, hopes that guests will “take a little quiet home with them when they leave.” Ask for the Timber Room, which is eclectically decorated with Turkish rugs and pillows and denim overstuffed sofa and chair. Soak in the oversized antique claw foot tub (room also features separate shower). A must for morning people: the Sunrise Room, which dazzles with views of the pond and Kittatinny Ridge. Close to Bushkill Falls and Columcille Megalith Park (the Pennsylvania version of Stonehenge), yet a mere 72 miles from Manhattan, Santosha is peerless as a bastion of serenity. Luxuriate with en suite massages and other bodywork therapies. Contact: (570) 476-0203; www.santoshaontheridge.com.

Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge

— surrounded by 5500 acres of pristine Pocono Mountain flora and nature trails, Skytop is in a world of its own. The Skyview Spa features a wide array of massages— Swedish, deep tissue, customized therapeutic, pre-natal, aromatherapy, warm stone—shiatsu/acupressure, Reiki, crystal healing, reflexology, facials (try the anti-aging collagen intensive treatment), body wraps, nail services, couples and bridal packages. Contact: (570) 595-8968; www.skytop.com.

Spa Shawnee at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort — a premier spa destination, Spa Shawnee offers a “Spring Spa Spectacular” package during March and April. Enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast and three hours of spa treatments for a special price. Contact: (800) 7429633, ext. 1438; www.shawneeinn.com.

The Laurel Spa at The Inn at Pocono Manor — offering all the latest in relaxation and aesthetic therapies, including massages, facials, body wraps, nail services, hydrotherapy, hair and makeup for special occasions and more, The Laurel Spa will have you looking and feeling your best. The Inn at Pocono Manor features panoramic views. Contact: (570) 839-0140; www.laurelspaatpoconomanor.com.

The Poconos are easily accessible by major routes that are virtually free of traffic. When you choose the Pocono Mountains for your spa getaway, you’ll enjoy fresh mountain air, a cornucopia of natural attractions and plenty of quiet. You’ll return to everyday life feeling relaxed and renewed.


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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; (570) 472-9045: Serving delicious food and drinks at reasonable prices since 1972, the Bear Creek Inne specializes in fresh seafood, steak, veal and chicken. Casual dining in a lovely country setting. Children’s Menu available. Reserve the Private

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Party Room for your next special event. All major credit cards are accepted, and reservations are recommended. Open 6 days at 4 p.m., and Sundays at 12 p.m. www.bearcreekinne.com. BUSHKILL Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209; (570) 588-9500: Great food for all tastes and budgets. 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 featuring Pizza Hut, Scoops, and a cafe. Wintergreen’s Bar and Grill overlooks the lake and golf course. Enjoy cocktails and entertainment. www.fernwoodhotel.com. HAWLEY Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort & Restaurant, 205 Route 507; (570) 226-4388: Kick

back and enjoy this restaurant located on Lake Wallenpaupack. Featuring an enormous menu, including steaks, seafood, salads, appetizers, sandwiches and gluten-free selections, Ehrhardt’s is perhaps the definitive lakeside destination. Open 7 days a week at 11:30 a.m. Weekly specials, live entertainment on Friday nights. www.ehrhardts.com. The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, 4 Main Avenue; (570) 226-2993, (800) 833-8527: An artfully restored craftsman-style hotel. Savor unique cuisine made, when possible, with locally grown produce, seasonal game and fish. Enjoy artisan breads and desserts baked onsite. Regularly scheduled wine chats and dining events; serving lunch and dinner daily. Four-diamond AAA rating, Wine Spectator magazine award-winner, and Historic Hotels of America member. www.thesettlersinn.com. LAKE HARMONY Boulder View Tavern, South Lake Drive; (570) 7229696: Weekly specials include Mon. 35-cent Wing Night, Tues. King Crab Legs, Wed. Pizza Night and more. Huge imported and domestic wine and beer selection. Experience a friendly atmosphere and live music while taking in the beautiful view of Big Boulder Lake and Big Boulder Ski Area. Ideal après ski spot. www.boulderviewtavern.com. The Resort at Split Rock, One Lake Drive; (570) 7229111: Casual dining in a distinctive 4-season destination resort, including Bell’Ago


This Week in the Poconos 19 Cuisine Italiano and the beautiful Galleria Restaurant. Bell’Ago is closed to the public on Tuesdays. Split Rock features ice cream parlor, first-run movie theater with concessions, fabulous indoor waterpark, sports bar, cocktail lounge, bowling lanes, indoor pools and championship golf with accompanying Sunset Green Restaurant & Bar, numerous amenities and live entertainment. www.splitrockresort.com. PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, routes 191 & 940; (570) 595-7486, (800) 392-9400: For fine dining, try Surf ‘n’ Turf, stuffed trout, juicy sirloin with onion rings, or chef’s special pasta. The Starting Post Cocktail Lounge serves the finest in spirits, with an excellent Pub Menu. Live piano music on weekends. Private cottages feature whirlpools, fireplaces, and decks; ask about the great lodging packages. Enjoy walking and fitness trails, and check out the nearby sports areas, spa, and casino. www.crescentlodge.com. POCONO MANOR The Inn at Pocono Manor, routes 314 & 940; (570) 8397111: 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, filet of beef, chops, poultry and seafood. Dinner is served from 6 p.m., every evening. Casual dress, with collared shirts for men; no shorts, T-shirts, or sneakers. Historic 4-season destination resort with fantastic on-site activities and amenities. www.poconomanor.com.

POCONO PINES

pool tables, darts and a deck,

Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940; (570) 646-2377: The Jubilee, aka the Breakfast King of the Poconos, serves up the most important meal of the day daily from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. 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,

the Pub is the place to watch

 

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570-472-9045

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Established in 1968. www.breakfastking.com. SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE 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 beer, handcrafted and brewed on the premises. The contemporary and varied menu features local produce, 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. www.GemAndKeystone.com.

Welcome Winter Warmers Cozy Dinners. Drinks near the crackling fire. Very romantic.

www.thesettlersinn.com 570-226-2993

River Room, located on River Road, at the historic Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Ph: (570) 424-4000: Breakfast features made-to-order eggs and omelets, homemade granola, smoothie of the day and fresh fruits. The lunch and dinner menus feature local specialties, such as wild boar and rack of lamb, with a variety of fish and pasta options. Fine dining amid spectacular views. www.shawneeinn.com. SKYTOP Skytop Lodge, Route 390; (570) 595-7401, (800) 345-7759: Historic Skytop Lodge boasts 2 extraordinary dining venues. Lakeview Restaurant features nouveau American cuisine served amidst panoramic views of the mountains, golf course and Skytop Lake. International wine list. The Windsor Dining Room, featuring garden views, serves American fare and a “wine of the evening.” Skytop is a Wine Spectator Magazine award-winner. Both restaurants offer children’s menus and light entrees; and both restaurants require men to wear coats; ties are optional. Appropriate attire for ladies is suggested. www.skytop.com. SOUTH STERLING

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The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, 8 miles south of I-84 Exit 20; (570) 6763244, (877) 720-6095: Gourmet French cuisine, a superb wine list and a spectacular mountain view from this castle-like manor, which was modeled after an estate in the south of France. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer The French Manor serves a “dinner fit for a king.” Jackets are required, and reservations are suggested. Casual dining is available in Hanna’s


This Week in the Poconos 21 Café at The French Manor. Four-diamond AAA rating. www.thefrenchmanor.com. TANNERSVILLE Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail & Camelback Rd.; (570) 6299399: “The Creek” is the Pocono Mountains’ Original Brewpub and Restaurant. Everything at the Creek is handcrafted, from the post and beam timber-frame building, the award-winning food, to the ales and lagers. Originally an 1880’s farmhouse, Barley Creek boasts a big, rustic atmosphere, a deck for brews with a view, 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. Soups, salads,

pub fare, steaks, seafood, daily specials and children’s menu. www.barleycreek.com. WILKES-BARRE Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315; (888) 946-4672. Pennsylvania’s premier casino resort, serves up a list of dining options that appeal to all tastes. Ruth’s Chris Steak House is one of the best-known

restaurants in the country. Rustic Kitchen features Mediterranean. Timbers Buffet honors the local cultural heritage of the Mohegan tribe while offering an array of all-you-can-eat options. The hip and elegant Sunburst Bar is the perfect place to sip cocktails created with top-shelf liquors. The casual, cool and comfortable Bar Louie is a great place to grab an over-stuffed sandwich or appetizers and a signature drink. Sushi-lovers will adore the sophisticated Pearl, while kids’ faves, Johnny Rockets and Hot Dog Hall of Fame, serve up hamburgers and other American classics. For fabulous fast food, try Wolfgang Puck. Pacer’s Clubhouse combines fine dining with amazing ambience. All great meals deserve a great dessert. Stop by Ben & Jerry’s and Betty & Joe’s for a sweet ending. www.poconodowns.com.


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E NTERTAINMENT Information is subject to change.  CAMELBACK, 1 Camelback Road, Tannersville, presents live music at its Thirsty Camel Bar & Grill and at Glen Lodge. Thirsty Camel (show times vary): February 25—She Said Sunday; February 26—Trio Migo; March 2—Lonely Toby; March 3—Aardvarks; March 4—YMI Duo; March 9—Lonely Toby. Glen Lodge (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.): February 25—Zac Lawless; March 3—Tom Graham; March 10—Joe O’Malley. Numerous events take place at Camelback every weekend. For more information: (570) 629-1661, (800) 233-8100; www.skicamelback.com.  CRESCENT LODGE is an elegant country inn resort on Route 191 in Paradise Valley. Enjoy exceptional food, with dinner music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays by blues/ jazz piano of Michael Fossa. He has performed with The Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger, among other legends. Known for a refined atmosphere of leisure and fun; ask about lodging packages. Spas, championship golf, horseback riding, outlet shopping, outdoor adventure park, indoor water park, and a casino are nearby. Call (570) 595-7486 or (800) 3929400; visit www.crescentlodge.com.  EHRHARDT’S RESORT & RESTAURANT features live music

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on Fridays and for special occasions on other nights. The lineup includes Burden on Society on February 24; Dan Engvaldsen on March 2; Rick Horvath, making a special appearance on March 3, for the Chili Wing Cook-off; and Gary Dillon on March 9. Abbey Road on February 3 and 30 Pack Light on February 10. 205 Route 507; (570) 226-4388; www.ehrhardts.com.  FERNWOOD HOTEL & RESORT on Route 209 in Bushkill offers luxury rooms and villas, food court, sports pub, and Tuscan Grille. In Wintergreens, Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Brain Freeze Trivia team trivia game for ages 21+, hosted by Gary “Big Brain” in the Morning. Enjoy Karaoke on the weekends. Live bands perform every weekend at the Trolley Stop Pub. Astor Room features well-known performers. Entertainment and many amenities are open to the public, as well as to guests of the resort. (570) 588-9500, and see www.fernwoodhotel.com.  JACK FROST BIG BOULDER offers extensive après-ski and an entertainment destination in its own right. Live music at Boulder View Tavern, Cantina, Tbar and E-2000 on weekends. Artists appearing include: High Strung: February 24 & 25; Mother Nature’s Sons: February 25, March 2; Windfall: February 28; UUU: February 25; Kartune: February 25. Y.M.I. a Duo: February 25; The Locals: March 2; AcoustiKatz: March 3; Kevin & Kathy: March 3; Strawberry Jam: March 3; Pair of Nuts: March 3. Check JFBB website for venues, performers, dates and times: www.jfbb.com/events/music. Big Boulder, 1 South Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, (570) 570-443-8425. Jack Frost, 1 Jack Frost Mountain Road, Blakeslee, (570) 443-8425.  MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS features popular local bands and duos in two of its

venues—Breaker’s (Thursday thru Saturday nights) and Bar Louie (Friday and Saturday nights). Catch the stellar Marko Marcinko Trio Jazz Band every Friday (6 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Saturday (8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.) at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Thursdays, Ruth’s presents guitar trio The Blend. Highway 315 in WilkesBarre. (570) 831-2100.  SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT in Shawnee-on-Delaware. The River Room Piano Bar and Lounge is the perfect spot for great music. On Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to midnight, the talented and versatile pianist Flo Powell—also known as Lady Flo—dazzles with her extensive repertoire, which includes the works of Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Cole Porter, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Bill Joel, Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Billie Holliday and many more. Stools around the piano allow sing-a-long patrons to be close to the action. (570) 424-4000; (800) 742-9633.  THE INN AT POCONO MANOR—Lamplighter Lounge open from 11:30 a.m. and closing, as late as 2 a.m. Entertainment available Fridays & Saturdays. Route 314 and One Manor Drive. (570) 225-0167; (888) 374-1295.  THE SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE on River Road in Shawnee-onDelaware presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, a high-spirited romp that took Broadway by storm. Show times: February 26—2 p.m.; and on February 25—8 p.m. Tickets: $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and $10 for children under 12. On March 2 & 3, Shawnee presents a special treat: Peter Pan the Ballet. Local dance students share their ballet adaptation of this childhood classic. Help Peter Pan and Tinkerbelle by believing in fairies and by cheering on the lost boys as they battle Captain Hook


This Week in the Poconos 23 and his band of pirates. This performance is a great way to introduce children to the beauty and power of ballet. Tickets: $10. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a performance of Finnerty’s Follies, by Rod Foote. This fast-paced musical comedy revue about the antics of Irishman Jack Finnerty and his zany friends features comedic sketches and songs, including the “McSonny and O’Cher Show.” Show times: 2 p.m. on March 2, 4, 9, 11, 14, 16 & 18; 8 p.m. on March 3, 10 & 17. Tickets: $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and $10 for children under 12. On March 9, 16, 23, & 30 at 8 p.m., the Shawnee Original Playwright Series gives audiences the chance to vote on the best original plays. For tickets and information about all shows at Shawnee: (570) 421-5093; www.theshawneeplayhouse.com.

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March Madness at Skytop College basketball is a blast during March Madness, but face it: bracketology can lead to obsession and when that first Monday in April rolls around, going cold turkey can be tough. Plus, spending too much time sitting in front of the TV or in the stands can leave you bleary-eyed and in desperate need of exercise. Skytop Lodge offers a great solution. During any Sunday through Thursday night in March, enjoy Skytop’s March Madness special: rooms are just $99 per night. Free skiing, ice skating, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and swimming are included. And if you simply can’t live without watching the Big Dance, Skytop offers large screen viewing of the NCAA tournament. For more information: www.skytop.com.

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BAIT & TACKLE 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 more. Celebrating 30+ years in business, this complete bait shop is open every day, all year. (570) 839-7338; www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. BOWLING Split Rock Resort, One Lake Drive, Lake Harmony. 8-lane bowling center in the resort’s spacious Galleria is open to general public and resort’s

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guests, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Beautiful lanes, digital scoring, and concessions. (570) 7229111; www.splitrockresort.com. CLIMBING

The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Outdoor 30’ climbing wall; 8 stations, from beginner to very advanced. Custom built with a real rock look and feel, and 300+ moveable handholds. Classes available, day use fee, top rope belaying; weight up to 310 pounds. (570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com.

COUNTRY SKIING

The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call (570) 839-7111 for operating hours; www.poconomanor.com. Skytop Lodge, off Route 390 in Skytop. XC skiing is offered to guests of the resort. Ski rentals are available. (570) 595-7401, (800) 345-7759; www.skytop.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.


This Week in the Poconos 27 Rentals. (570) 588-4807; www.startinggateonline.com. DOGSLEDDING The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Call (570) 839-7111 for operating hours. Web site: www.poconomanor.com.

Route 940. Lessons for beginners to experienced anglers, classroom and streamside. Cast & Stay Packages available. Scenic 2.5 miles of remote flyfishing open to the public for a fee. Call (570) 839-3908 or email poconosports@ poconomanor.com; www.poconomanor.com.

FLY FISHING INSTRUCTION The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Instruction for the novice fly fisher covering casting, entomology, wading, knot tying, etc. in a classroom and on the water; equipment provided. Private lessons and guide service. Waters open to the public, for a fee, for fly fishing only. (570) 595-8929, (570) 595-7401; www.skytop.com. The Rod & Gun Club at The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or

GEOCACHING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. A 30minute Geocaching and GPS Basics class teaches how to find a Skytop geocode with Global Positioning System units. Complete the class, and rent a GPS to locate your choice of caches. Registration is suggested and minimum age is 13 without a parent/guardian. (570) 5958988; www.skytop.com.

HORSEBACK RIDING Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Year-round horseback riding is available on the beautiful grounds of the resort. (888) 337-6966; www.fernwoodhotel.com. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 940 or Route 611. Year-round horseback riding on gorgeous, scenic trails. Horsedrawn hay rides and sleigh rides in season. Phone: (570) 839-6237; email: stables@ poconomanor.com; web site: www.poconomanor.com. KART RACING S & S Speedways Indoor GoKarts, Business Route 209 in Snydersville. High-powered gokarts with slick tires. Experience is similar to real track racing. Single(Continued on Page 28)

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person ride; must be at least 54” tall. Video arcade and snack bar. Hours are Thursday and Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-7 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Use the display ad for a Free Race. (570) 420-5500; www.ssspeedways.com. PAINTBALL The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Play paintball on 5 fields with games in and out of the woods including speedball. Equipment available, outside paint not permitted; all paintballs must be purchased at the Adventure Center. Minimum age 10 with waiver signed by guardian. Paintball

shooting gallery with no age restriction. (570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Guests can play Destination Paintball at a discount. (888) 337-6966; www.fernwoodhotel.com. SKI AREAS Big Boulder Ski Area, Lake Harmony Road in Lake Harmony; use I-80, exit 284, follow Route 115 to Route 903 to Lake Harmony Road. 14 trails serviced by 7 lifts and 100% snowmaking, with night skiing, ski rentals, ski school, snowboard park and snowtubing. (570) 7220100; www.jfbb.com. Camelback Ski Area, 3½ miles from I-80 exit 299 in Tannersville. With 33 trails and 14 lifts, including high-speed detachable quads and a magic

Ski, Snowboard, Tube! 18 trails, 100% snowmaking, terrain park, night skiing! Hours: Sun. & Mon., 9am – 4:30pm Wed. & Thurs., Noon – 9pm Friday & Sat., 9am – 9pm Closed Tuesday

carpet. 100% snowmaking, 100% night skiing, 4 lodges, 2 rental shops, ski school, 2 terrain parks and halfpipe. Dining and slope side accommodations available. (570) 629-1661; 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. (570) 443-8425; 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. Ski schools and clinics available for all abilities. Ask about deals and packages. (570) 421-7231; 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. (570) 6851400 or; 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, www.poconomanor.com.

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This Week in the Poconos 29 Harmony; use I-80, exit 284, follow Route 115 to Route 903 to Lake Harmony Road. 14 trails serviced by 7 lifts and 100% snowmaking, with night skiing, ski rentals, ski school, snowboard park and snowtubing. (570) 7220100; 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. (570) 629-1661; 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” 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. (888) 337-6966; 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 and complete facilities. (570) 443-8425; 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. (570) 421-7231; 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, (570) 685-1400; 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; 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. (Continued on Page 30)


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(570) 595-7401, (800) 345-7759; www.skytop.com. SPORTING CLAYS The Rod & Gun Club at Pocono Manor, Route 314, via Route 611 or Route 940, Pocono Manor. Multi-station clay course spanning 120+ acres. High-flying teal, rolling rabbits, and fast

First Shop on the Road to Camelback! SKIS • SNOWBOARDS SNOW BLADES Sullivan Trail Tannersville, PA

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crossing and incoming birds; scenic woodland course. Walk or ride along the stream between stations. Trained staff assists with 1st round. Instruction, gun rentals, ammo, and gear. Appointment required. Phone: (570) 8393908; email poconosports@ poconomanor.com; web site: www.poconomanor.com. The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop. Regulation, 12-station sporting clay range open to the public. Suitable for beginners, with challenges for experienced. Instruction and gun rentals. Appointment required. (570) 595-8929, (570) 595-7401; www.skytop.com. SPORTS EQUIPMENT Pocono Ski Rentals, Sullivan Trail, Tannersville. Skis, snowboards, snow blades, and other snow sports equipment, including hats, gloves, goggles, jackets. Day, multi-day, seasonal rentals. Full retail shop; full service shop

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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. (570) 588-4807; www.startinggateonline.com. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono. Healthy live bait for all seasons; fat heads, minnows, night crawlers, leeches, red worms, giant mealworms, wax worms, crickets, and more. Celebrating 30+ years in business, a complete bait shop open every day, all year. (570) 839-7338; www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. TRAIN RIDES Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, I-81 exit 185 Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

WOEHRLE‛S BAIT SHOP Rt. 940 & Park Ave., Mt. Pocono THE POCONOS’ MOST COMPLETE BAIT SHOP We Also Have Crickets & Hellgramites!

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This Week in the Poconos 31 (Central Scranton Expressway), left at light to Lackawanna Avenue, follow signs to Steamtown. Cross-country steam-powered and historic diesel-driven rail excursions, working roundhouse and turntable, 2 museums, Park Theatre, and Visitors Center. (570) 340-5200, (888) 693-9391; www.nps.gov/stea. WATERPARKS Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony. H2Oooohh. indoor waterpark with family raft ride, body slides, multi-level splash playground, children’s activity pool, wave pool, whirlpools, and Flowrider simulated wave machine. Lockers and snack bar. (570) 722-9901,(800) 255-7625, or (570) 722-9111; www.splitrockresort.com.

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The Pocono Lions Club Makes Philanthropy Fun

Cooks and foodies alike will delight in the 10th Annual Chili/ Wing Cook Off on March 4th at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant. This late winter fiesta kicks off at noon. Enter your favorite chili or wing recipe, or taste and judge the entries. Major sponsors for the event include Lowe’s, Miller Lite, Banko Beverage Company, Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, C&C Equipment Rental, Have a Blast DJ Service and Bold Gold Media Group. To enter, email the Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce at visit@lakeregioncc.com; or phone (570) 226-3191. Tickets to “sample and judge” are $20 per person and are available in advance or at the door. Ehrhardt’sLakeWallenpaupack resort and restaurant is located on Route 507 in Hawley.

Serving the community brings inherent rewards—a deeper sense of connection to others, enhanced wellbeing and self-confidence, among them. And, when you support The Pocono Lions Club, you’ll experience an additional benefit: fun! Camelback Mountain Resort and The Pocono Lions are teaming up to bring you Snowtubing for the Lions. From March 1st through the end of the season, you’ll enjoy Camelback’s stellar Snowtubing facilities for a great price—$20—when you purchase your tickets through The Pocono Lions Club. These special tickets, available only through The Pocono Lions Club, offer a savings of $5 per ticket. Camelback will donate half the proceeds from each ticket sold by the Lions back to the club. The Pocono Lions Club dates back to 1949. Since that time, the club has raised approximately $1 million and distributed all of it to local charities. Under Lions Clubs International rules, funds raised by the Lions must directly benefit charities; public financial support cannot be used to finance the operation of the club. All revenues raised through the Snowtubing tickets will be used to benefit local emergency services, scholarships for area students and local support groups. For more information, email: poconolions62@gmail.com; or call Jean: (570) 355-5628.


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SKI AREA MAPS and INFORMATION 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:

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570-629-1661 skicamelback.com

Shawnee Mountain Jams for Winter Carnival Day Everyone loves a party and, on February 26, Winter Carnival Day at Shawnee Mountain promises tons of fun for everyone. Sponsored by Shawnee, Coca-Cola and Budweiser Beer, festivities include ski and snowboard demonstrations, ice sculptures, tasty treats, prizes, outdoor barbeque, live entertainment, an après ski party and more. On March 4th, head to Shawnee for Rail Jam. Ride the rails in Shawnee Mountain’s Bushkill Terrain Park. Judges will award the best overall talent with tons of gear; and, in the spirit of rewarding all participants for their daring, everyone else will leave with swag too. This event is open to skiers and riders of all levels.


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REAL ESTATE BUILDERS, SERVICES, NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION Liberty Homes, Route 940, Pocono Lake; (570) 646-4600; w w w . l i b e r t y h o m e s PA . c o m . Quality Pocono building since 1978. There’s never been a better time to build than right now. Offering House/Land packages close to skiing, rafting, shopping, good schools and major commuter routes. The Lakewood model features custom glass, 3 bedrooms including a master bedroom which

overlooks an enormous great room. Community offers pool, golf course and club house. Prices start at just $670 per month for qualified buyers. Liberty Homes: luxury living made affordable. Pocono Builders Association, 745 Main Street, Stroudsburg. The Pocono Builders Association (PBA) Contractor Quality Commitment program, formulated in conjunction with Pennsylvania Builders Association guidelines, provides positive support by establishing criteria for members, developing and enforcing standards of excellence for reputable contractors, and educating the general public as to the benefits of receiving services from reputable contractors. The PBA identifies acceptable levels

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of industry professionalism, a procedure for new and existing members, and provides a method for handling customer complaints. Give the PBA a call at (570) 421-9009, and learn more at www.poconobuilders.org. Pocono Tile Works, exceptional custom tile design and installation. Marble also a specialty. See genuine examples of their quality work at w w w. p o c o n o t i l e w o r k s . c o m , and phone (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 of roofing, siding, kitchens and baths, decks, insulation, flooring. Open daily. Phone (610) 377-8400. REAL ESTATE AGENCIES Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at Locust Lake Village. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at (800) 588-1808 or (570) 6463600, or Pocono Lake at (800) 588-2808 or (570) 646-8844, email info@C21PoconoPines.com; see www.c21PoconoPines.com.

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This Week in the Poconos 35 Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 & 423 in Pocono Pines. Specializing in Lake Naomi/Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals; a family tradition since 1964. Call (800) 537-1479 or (570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.com. VACATION HOME COMMUNITIES Century 21 Select Group, Route 940 in Pocono Pines, and Route 940 in Pocono Lake at Locust Lake Village. Real estate sales and vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at (800) 588-1808 or (570) 6463600, or Pocono Lake at (800) 588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com; see www.c21PoconoPines.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 & 423 in Pocono Pines. Specializing in Lake Naomi/ Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals; a family tradition since 1964. Lake Naomi is a nationallyacclaimed four-season recreational community, perfect for a vacation home. Call (800) 537-1479 or (570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.com.

Pinecrest Lake. Call Pocono Pines at (800) 588-1808 or (570) 6463600, or Pocono Lake at (800) 588-2808 or (570) 646-8844; email info@C21PoconoPines.com; see www.c21PoconoPines.com. Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209 in Bushkill. Spacious villas, onpremises restaurants, fitness center, swimming, championship golf, horseback riding, hiking/biking, live entertainment, special events, and

winter sports with snow tubing. Call (888) 337-6966; and see www.fernwoodhotel.com. Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., at routes 940 & 423 in Pocono Pines. Specializing in Lake Naomi/ Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals. Lake Naomi is a nationallyacclaimed four-season recreational community, perfect for a vacation home. Call (800) 537-1479 or (570) 646-2222, and see www.lakenaomi.com.

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ARTSPACE GALLERY, 18 North 7th Street, Stroudsburg. Gallery of the Pocono Arts Council, the arts leadership, service, and education organization serving the 4-county Pocono Mountains region with the mission Culture Builds Community! Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Shows, displays, events, exhibits. Call (570) 476-4460; see www.poconoarts.org.

BETHEL ONE-ROOM SCHOOL; from Route 6 at Indian Orchard, take Route 652 east for 1 mile, turn right onto Bethel School Road, travel a mile to the schoolhouse on left. Administered by the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main Street, Honesdale. See the one-room school, built circa 1872, during open houses and by appointment. Call (570) 253-3240, or visit www.waynehistorypa.org.

BELL SCHOOL, on Cherry Valley Road in Stormsville, southwest of Stroudsburg. The circa-1860 oneroom school served students until 1953. Artifacts, photos, guided tours. Presented and maintained by Monroe County Historical Association. Open seasonally and by appointment. Donations accepted. Call (570) 4217703, email mcha@ptd.net, see www.monroehistorical.org.

CALDER HOUSE MUSEUM, Route 191 and Pine Mill Rd. in Equinunk. Historical displays, exhibits, and programs hosted by the Equinunk Historical Society. Also see the restored Joel Hill Water-Powered Sawmill on Duck Harbor Road off Route 191 at Lookout. A National Historic Site. Phone (570) 224-6722 for a schedule to see the mill in operation; visit www.waynehistorypa.org.

CARBON COUNTY WELCOME CENTER, 2 Lehigh Avenue, Jim Thorpe. Exhibits include coal mining, canal shipping, rail transportation, Delaware and Lehigh Corridor, hiking, biking, skiing, museum tours, train rides, shopping, restaurants, and accommodations. Visit 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Call (570) 325-3673 or (888) JIM-THORPE, and see www.JimThorpe.org. COLUMNS MUSEUM, 608 Broad Street, Milford. The restored 1904 neo-classical home is the museum of the Pike County Historical Society. Highlighting the “Bloody Lincoln Flag,” placed under President Lincoln’s head after he was shot at Ford’s Theater. Exhibits on philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, and Father Francis Craft, liaison at The Battle of Wounded Knee and 1st white Chief of the Sioux. WWII posters, propaganda, weapons, uniforms. Genealogical research

Eagle Institute: Preserving Our National Symbol On the brink of extinction when the Eagle Institute in Lackawaxen was founded nearly 20 years ago by Lori McKean, eagles now thrive in the Pocono Mountains. Supported solely by volunteers, members and contributors who are dedicated to the preservation of these regal raptors, the Eagle Institute has educated nearly 50,000 people about the critical role healthy lands and clean water play in the survival of eagles. During winter, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Poconos, joining the abundant population of resident eagles. On weekends from January through mid-March, the Eagle Institute and various outdoor clubs—including the Pennsylvania Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) and the Pennsylvania Audubon Society—sponsor Eagle Watching excursions. To strike out on your own, be sure to consult the Eagle Institute for sighting tips and etiquette. Eagle Institute Winter Field Office 176 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen (570) 685-5960; (845) 557-6162 www.eagleinstitute.org

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This Week in the Poconos 37 information, maps, photographs. Seasonal Museum. Open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday September through June, and Wednesday through Sunday in July and August. Call (570) 296-8126; see www.pikecountyhistoricalsociety. org. COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, in the Township Complex, 5550 Memorial Boulevard, Route 611, Tobyhanna. Ice harvesting, the military, extensive photo collection, and artifacts. Programs, displays, speakers, and historical, social, and cultural events. Admission to the museum is free, donations appreciated, tours by appointment. Regular hours are Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturdays June through September from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meetings are the 3rd Monday at 7 p.m., except December. Phone (570) 894-4207 or (570) 839-7306; see www.coolbaughtwp.org. CRESCO STATION MUSEUM, Sand Spring Road off Route 390 at Cresco Railroad Depot. Antique toys, anthracite coal mine display, diorama of the 1764 John Price homestead, churches of Barrett Township, P.O.S. of America Lodge, Civil War, and early Boy Scout displays. Craftsmen demonstrate old-time skills. Free; donations accepted. Art shows, socials, and music programs. Administered by the Barrett Township Historical Society; call (570) 595-6157, and visit www.barretthistory.org. DORFLINGER GLASS MUSEUM in the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Ridge Road, White Mills. Highlighting the life of Christian Dorflinger, creator of fine crystal and cut glass, educated at the Cristalleries de Saint Louis in France. In 1865, he built a glass factory and town of 100 homes to design and produce lead crystal. Largest collection of Honesdale Glass in the world, plus period antiques and factory artifacts. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; call (570) 2531185 and see www.dorflinger.org. DRIEBE FREIGHT STATION, 537 Ann Street next to McMichaels Park, Stroudsburg. Restored 1882 railroad freight station housing a working model train display, industrial exhibits, general store, music exhibits, and gift shop. A 1923 Chestnut Hill Railroad caboose displays memorabilia. Phone (570) 424-1776 to schedule a visit; donation suggested. THE ANTOINE DUTOT MUSEUM & GALLERY, Main Street, Route 611 in Delaware Water Gap. Housed in a brick schoolhouse circa 1850 with rotating fine art exhibits in a 1st-floor gallery, and 2nd-floor museum of local history featuring a preserved schoolroom. Sit at an antique desk, view a slide show of local history, and see memorabilia. Open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Phone (570) 476-4240; visit www.dutotmuseum.com. EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY Madelon Powers Art Gallery, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg. Open Monday/ Wednesday/Friday from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Phone (570) 4223483; see www.esu.edu. ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE, 10 miles east of Hazleton on Highland Road, 3 miles off Route 940. Relive history in a coal miners’ patch town. Founded in 1854, Eckley was an anthracite-mining community of

company-owned homes. In 1971, the village became a living museum with miners’ homes, churches, company store, and doctor’s office. Open year ‘round, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Guided walking tours available; call (570) 636-2070, see www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum. com. EQUINUNK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1972 Pine Mill Road in Equinunk; listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Collects, preserves, and interprets the history of the Upper Delaware River corridor, from prehistoric times. Books, documents, photographs, cultural objects, educational programs, lectures, special events, library, genealogy, and publications. School room, loom room, farm room, and Stockport Room. Call (570) 224-6722, email ehs22@ verizon.net. Calder Museum, Calder Corner Shop, and Civil War-era Joel Hill water-powered sawmill; see www.rootsweb.com/~paehs. GREY TOWERS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE in Milford, former home of Pennsylvania Governor and founder of the US Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot. The 1886 French chateau/mansion serves as a museum and conference center under the stewardship of the USDA Forest Service. Guided tours, special events. From Route 6, turn on Old Owego Turnpike, go ¼ mile to the entrance. Call (570) 2969630; see www.greytowers.org or www.fs.fed.us/gt. (Continued on Page 38)

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OLD MAUCH CHUNK LANDING, Route 209 in Jim Thorpe. A former New Jersey Central Railroad Station, built in 1888 to serve a 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 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. daily. Call (570) 325-3673 or (570) 4215791; visit www.jimthorpe.org. 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. Dedicated to preserving the history of winter sports in Pennsylvania, open to the public free of charge. Call Camelback at (570) 629-1661; see www.skicamelback.com and www.paskimuseum.org. 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 a 1/2price tour admission with a fullprice adult tour admission. Excellent gift shop, gift certificates available. Open daily except Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving; adjacent to Starting Gate Action Sports. Phone (570) 588-9338; 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. SHAWNEE GALLERY is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11

a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays ‘til 8 p.m. through the month of December, at 116 Worthington just off River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. You’ll find full displays of art and crafts from local artists and artisans, perfect for memorable, enjoyable gifts of quality. Choose from watercolors, original oils, jewelry, ceramics, metalwork, fabrics, leather, and woodwork. For more information: (570) 420-9404. Browse pieces for sale at www.shawneegallery.com. SLATE BELT HERITAGE CENTER, 30 North First Street, Route 191, Bangor. Self-guided tour of 9 rooms honoring founders and industries; Slate Room, Textile Room, Welsh Room, Cornish Room, WWII Home Front Room, artifacts, videos, and data collection information. Chairlift available. Fire Museum exhibit with Bangor’s 1st fire truck. Open Saturday, Sunday, and by appointment. Free. Call (610) 588-8615 or (610) 588-3434; visit www.slatebeltheritage.com. STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, 150 S. Washington Ave., Scranton. Only National Park devoted to steam railroading. Locomotive and railroad equipment displays, museum, and train rides. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Exit 185 off I-81, Central Scranton Expressway; entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff avenues. Call (570) 340-5200 or 1-888-693-9391; see www.nps.gov/stea. STROUD MANSION & LIBRARY, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Built by Jacob Stroud in 1795, housing artifacts and exhibits of Monroe

County; hosted by the Monroe County Historical Association. Elizabeth D. Walters Library with extensive genealogical materials, museum, library, and gift shop. Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission. Call (570) 421-7703; see www.monroehistorical.org. TOBYHANNA TRAIN STATION & MUSEUM, Route 423 in Tobyhanna. Hosted by the Pocono Rail Historical Society, open seasonally and for special events. Tour the restored facility and see how it was when the station was bustling. Rail videos, running model train layouts, memorabilia, railroad art, and souvenirs. Free; donations accepted. Call (570) 894-3338. WALLENPAUPACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Lake Wallenpaupack. Williams House, 103 Manor Woods Court in Paupack off Route 507, has tools, guns, weaving implements, artifacts, and a sleigh; by appointment. Palmyra Township Building off Gumbletown Road has wallpaper tools, early woodworking tools, and bells from 1-room schools; 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Thursday. PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center off Route 6 has Ray LaTournou’s Dorflinger glass collection, glass blowing tools, samples, and artifacts; Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (570) 226-8980; see www.wallenpaupackhistorical.org. WAYNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM RESTORED JASON TORREY LAND OFFICE BUILDING, 810 Main Street, Honesdale. Delaware and Hudson Canal Company office, a National Historic Landmark; Americana exhibits, library with climatecontrolled storage of artifacts and documents. Wayne County exhibit, Honesdale glass, quilt and photo displays, Native American artifacts, and Movin’ Energy display. Call (570) 253-3240; see www.waynehistorypa.org.


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Fernwood Hotel & Resort— Luxury hotel room and villa rentals, just minutes from local attractions. Themed restaurants include sports pub, Pizza Hut, Scoops, food court, café and the Tuscan Grille. Amenities include live entertainment, indoor/ outdoor pools, fitness area, and spa with massage therapists, yearround horseback riding, outdoor tennis courts, an 18-hole, par 71 golf course, Game Zone arcade, daily activities, and special events. Check out Fernwood’s Winter Fun Center, with snow tubing and more. Great getaway vacations and weekend packages. Route 209. Call (888) 337-6966 or (570) 588-9500, and visit www.fernwoodhotel.com.

The Resort at Split Rock— Amenities include H2Ooooh! Indoor Waterpark, championship 27-hole golf, 18-hole miniature golf, fitness center, outdoor and indoor pools, basketball, bowling, video game room, racquet sports, archery, billiards and movie theater. The Galleria Dining Room features a superb continental menu; Bell’ago overlooks beautiful Lake Harmony and serves fine Italian cuisine. Call (800) 255-7625 or (570) 722-9111, and visit www.splitrockresort.com.

The Inn at Pocono Manor— Nestled among the evergreens and bountiful wildlife, The Inn has been a Pocono Mountains landmark since 1902. This charming 3000-acre resort is your year-round gateway to adventure activities, fine dining, unique shopping and relaxation. The Inn offers an abundance of seasonal activities, all set within a gorgeous views. Mere minutes from Camelback Mountain Resort/CBK Mountain Adventures. 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.

HAWLEY Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort & Restaurant—Owned and operated by the Ehrhardt family for over 60 years, this consummate Lake Wallenpaupack resort offers motel rooms, family units, cottages, lakeside apartments and suites. Winter specials include Couple’s Midweek Getaway, Valentine’s Dinner Theater Package (February 10-12), Ski & Stay weekends, and stay 2 nights and get the 3rd half price. Live entertainment on the weekends. Lake front restaurant featuring huge menu. 205 Route 507; (570) 2264388; www.ehrhardts.com. The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park—Artfully restored 1927 craftsman-style hotel with 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. Seasonal game, meats, and fish. AAA 4-diamond rating; member Historic Hotels of America. Located across from Bingham Park on Route 6. Call (570) 2262993 or (800) 833-8527, and see www.thesettlersinn.com.

PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge—Awardwinning retreat, comfortable and elegant, surrounded by the beauty of Paradise Valley. Each room at Crescent Lodge has its own distinctive style. Many cottages feature a fireplace, sunken Jacuzzi for two and private outdoor patios overlooking exquisite flower-filled grounds. Country Breakfast Buffet included with all room rates. The inn features one of the finest restaurants in the Pocono Mountains, with an extensive wine selection. Enjoy walking and fitness trails, and nearby spas, adventure park, ski area and casino. Find it at Route 191 and Route 940; treat yourself to a quality experience, to dine or to stay. Call (800) 392-9400 or (570) 595-7486, and visit www.crescentlodge.com.

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the fine pleasures of mountain living, with a pristine 76-acre lake and elegant accommodations. Authentic log and cedar cottages surrounded by evergreens, with cozy fireplaces and full kitchens, off Mountain Springs Drive via Route 715. Amenities include nature trails, X-C skiing, skating, sledding and swimming, all on the premises. Only a short drive to shopping, dining, attractions and nightlife. To learn more or to place reservations, call (570) 629-0251 or (866) 629-0251; visit www.mslresort.com. SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE Santosha on the Ridge, 121 Santosha Lane, features rooms with spectacular views of the ancient Appalachian Trail and onsite gardens, and is a 2011 BedandBreakfast.com Award-winner. Each room is unique and eclectically decorated: Turkish rugs and pillows, oversized antique claw foot tub. The Sunrise Room offers views of a lovely pond and Kittatinny Ridge. Close to Bushkill Falls and Columcille Megalith Park, yet a mere 72 miles from Manhattan.

Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort— Discover this unique golf, ski, meeting, dining, and vacation destination on River Road. Conveniently located 75 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia in a scenic and secluded location set amidst the splendor of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The Inn has 80 hotel-style rooms, 2 cottages and deluxe suites. Relax and unwind at Spa Shawnee. A smoke-free resort. Call (570) 424-4000 or 1-800-SHAWNEE; see www.shawneeinn.com. SKYTOP Skytop Lodge—A refined resort for all seasons off Route 390 in a spectacular 5,500-acre setting. Affordable weekend and vacation plans feature superb dining and accommodations, an abundance of winter sports activities and guided nature tours. A Bed & Breakfast Plan is available midweek, and entertainment and themed weekends are scheduled. Skytop Lodge is one of the most highly regarded destinations in the Pocono Mountains region. For information or reservations, call (570) 5957401 or (800) 345-7759, and visit www.skytop.com.

SOUTH STERLING French Manor Inn and Spa— In a serenely beautiful locale, the French Manor is a full-scale country inn manor modeled after an estate in the south of France. Gourmet French cuisine served nightly, a superb wine list, outdoor dining with spectacular views, and Hanna’s Café casual dining complement the majestic views of the surrounding mountains. Selected as one of the “Ten Best Inns in America” and awarded a 4 Diamond rating by the AAA. Le Spa Forêt offers the best and most luxurious services available. Special packages and events are available. 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 spend some quiet time indoors or outdoors. Log-burning fireplaces, cable TV, and all the comforts of home. The rustic, woodsy setting is ideally located near to Camelback Mountain Resort, shopping attractions, fine dining, spas and a casino. 2863 Bartonsville Ave. Open all year, complete facilities. Call (570) 629-2131, and visit www.countrysidecottages.com.

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Give Back Weekend Giving is a great way to express gratitude for goodness in your life. And when you give during your visit to Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain on Give Back Weekend, you’ll also receive. Visitors to Ski Big Bear on March 3rd and 4th will enjoy 15 percent off the price of lift tickets when they bring two non-perishable canned goods for the mountain’s local food pantry. A portion of all proceeds received during the weekend will be donated to Camp Ronald McDonald. For more information, contact Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain at (570) 685-1400; or visit www.ski-bigbear.com.


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SPAS & SALONS Fernwood Hotel & Resort Spa, 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg. Full service spa. (888) 337-6966; www.fernwoodhotel.com.

Holistic Health Haven, Pocono Peddlers Village, Rt. 611 in Tannersville, PA. This healing day retreat offers an array of natural, holistic therapies, including massage and Reiki, meditation classes and more. Phone: (570) 629-1696 or (570) 245-5049; www.poconoholistichaven.com. Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, South Sterling. Attune to the rhythms of nature and your body in this innovative green spa retreat. Le Spa Forêt offers aromachology, body enhancers, a naturally filtered pool and hot tub, fitness center, relaxation lounges, couples’ massage suite with fireplace, manicures/pedicures, bridal party suite, and luxurious, tranquil décor. For the full menu and treatment guide: (877) 720-6090; www.thefrenchmanor.com.

Pocono Manor offers state-of-theart equipment and an unforgettable experience. Massages, facials, wraps, scrubs, nail services, waxing and spa packages. Mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling. (570) 839-0140; www.laurelspaatpoconomanor.com.

The Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 in Skytop. Manicures, massages and more. Certified staff, 6 treatment rooms, and quiet room with mountain views. Purchase fine products and gift certificates. (570) 595-8968; www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge. com.

The Spa at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mt. Pocono. Relax, rejuvenate, renew. Sensational treatments include Swedish,

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. (570) 443-9772); www.spaatmountainlaurel.com.

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8 p.m. For more information: (570) 325-0249; to buy tickets online: www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com. February 25 - Pocono Outdoor Club (POC) Hike/Snowshoe Big Pocono State Park. 9 a.m. Join the Friends of Big Pocono State Park. Lunch at Cattell Cabin. Healthy, fit participants only. For more information, call John Motz: (570) 236-1462. February 25 - Basic Boating Safety Course, Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Preserve, Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Practical information, including boat terminology, legal requirements, water activities and safety and rescue. Students who pass exam at end of course can apply for certificate that enables operation of personal watercrafts. Bring your lunch. $10 certificate

fee payable to Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission after class. Must be 12 or older. Registration required. To register: (570) 2537001; pplpreserves@pplweb.com. February 25 - Cabin Fever Dance, Lehighton Area Pool Pals, Orioles Pavilion, Oriole Drive, Lehighton. Doors open: 6 p.m. Tickets: $15/ person; $25/couple. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Music provided by Layne Roberts, “The Doctor,” show host for Penn’s Peaks TV & Radio. Food, prizes and more. For more information and tickets: (610) 377-5275. February 25 - Bruce in the USA, Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. General Admission Tickets: $17, in advance; $22, day of show. Covering the hits of Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band. (866) 605-7325; www.pennspeak.com. February 25 & 26 - Mid-Atlantic Snowboard Series Halfpipe & Slopestyle, Camelback Mountain

Resort, Tannersville. $25 per event; $20 if you register online. For more information: (570) 629-1661; www.skicamelback.com. February 26 - Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, Monroe County Historical Association, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee-onDelaware. Noon. Silent auction of services, gift baskets, antiques, artwork, collectibles, ornaments and gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses. Proceeds benefit Monroe County Historical Association. Following the luncheon and brief business meeting, Temple University History Professor Susan E. Klepp, Ph.D., will present “Monroe County’s forgotten heroine: Johanna, the slave who risked her life for freedom.” Cost for luncheon is $35 for MCHA members and $40 for nonmembers. The Public is welcome. For more information, call (570) 421-7703. February 26 - Shawnee Winter Carnival Day, Shawnee Mountain,

Spring Tube Fest Weekend at Fernwood The winter season is on the wane, but winter fun is still on the rise at Fernwood Resort. Spring Tube Fest takes place at the resort on March 3rd and 4th. Tube Fest weekend packages include two tickets to the Fernwood Winter Fun Center Snowtubing Park and two nights of villa accommodations, starting at $259. The luau-themed festivities, featuring live entertainment, hula competitions, limbo, snow play and prize giveaways from co-sponsor Pepsi, run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The entire weekend promises to be a great outdoor party where you can sit by the fire and begin planning your golf vacations at Fernwood. Fernwood is conveniently located in East Stroudsburg, near the Delaware Water Gap. For more information: www.FernwoodHotel.com; (888) 337-6966.


This Week in the Poconos 43 off Exit 309, Interstate 80, Shawneeon-Delaware. Fun activities include demonstrations, ice sculptor, vendors, products sampling, giveaways, outdoor barbeque, entertainment, après ski party and more. WSBG 93.5 Radio provides music. Sculpted Ice Works of Lakeville, PA, will present an Ice Sculpture contest. Three professional ice carvers will each transform a 300-pound solid block of ice into a sculpted work of art in the front of the festival crowd. Spectators will vote for their favorite carver and sculpture. For more information: (570) 421-7231; www.shawneemt.com. February 27 - Canasta Card Party, Pike County Historical Society, Columns Museum, 608 Broad Street, Milford; 6:30 p.m. Join beginners and veterans for Canasta in the Foundation Room. A $5 donation gets you in the game; refreshments will be served. For information: (570) 296-8126 (Lori); (570) 2962661 (Adriane).

February 29 - Dance: New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Ashley Bouder, Buck Hill-Skytop Music Festival, Community Lecture, School Outreach Artistic Residency (SOAR) program, East Stroudsburg University, Field House Studio. 7:30 p.m. This lecture focuses on answering the question: What is the difference between Classical and Romantic Ballet? Festival General Manager Phil Chan and Dorrie Garland join Ms. Bouder. For more information: www.buckhillskytopfest.org. March 1, 8, 15 & 22 - Adult Oil Painting Class, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg. Ongoing weekly sessions, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This workshop focuses on individual development of personal style and technique. Gain greater understanding of drawing, composition, light, shadow, color, preparation of materials and application of paint. Work at your own pace while instructor John McAllister guides you through the painting process. Monthly Fee: $72

for members; $80, non-members; $60, seniors. For more information: (570) 476-4460. March 1 thru 30 - Art Exhibit: Andrea Rimberg, Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Andrea’s love of sculpture, photography, painting, good food and her “masterpiece sculpture garden” are her sources of inspiration for this must-see multimedia exhibit. Reception on March 2 at 5 p.m. March 2 - The Eilen Jewell Band, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. Jazz-inspired swing sounds. Tickets $20; Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8:30 p.m. For more information: (570) 325-0249; to buy tickets online: www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com. March 2 - Reception for Art Opening: Andrea Rimberg, Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running (Continued on Page 44)

Camelback Asks You: Dew You Want to Challenge Yourself? Camelback Mountain Resort’s Mtn Dew Challenge on March 3 is a free race open to all ages and abilities. Skiers and boarders compete in age/ gender groups for gold, silver and bronze medals. Winners qualify for a chance to race in the season-ending event finals. The day is punctuated with raffles and prizes. Race registration opens at 8 a.m.; the race begins at 11 a.m. The Awards and Victory Party begin at 3 p.m. Come on out and show off your skills for a day of friendly competition. For more information: skicamelback.com.


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Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Art exhibit runs from March 1 thru March 30th. Andrea’s love of sculpture, photography, painting, good food and her “masterpiece sculpture garden” are her sources of inspiration for this must-see multimedia exhibit. March 3 Introduction to Orienteering, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon. $5/free for members. Learn to use a map and compass. (570) 828-2319; www.peec.org. March 3 - Laws, Laws, Laws & more Laws, Civics 201, The League of Women Voters of Monroe County, Eastern Monroe Public Library, North Ninth St. (Rt. 611), Stroudsburg. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Laws regulate, rule and run our lives at the local, state and national levels. This interactive presentation will address current laws. Refresh your knowledge and learn new aspects of such issues as homeschooling, rightto-know laws and taxes. March 3 - Fossil Trail Hike, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. $5/free for members. Take a hike in the woods. This 1.25 mile trail passes a vernal pool that is important for breeding amphibians and then descends into a mature hardwood ravine. Find fossils

along the way. Moderate-strenuous with a final steep climb. (570) 8282319; www.peec.org. March 3 - Adult Learning Series: Mammal Identification, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come out and learn how to identify tracks and other signs animals leave behind. Age 17 and older. (570) 403-2006. March 3 - Camelback Mountain Resort’s Mtn Dew Challenge, free race open to all ages and abilities. Skiers and boarders compete in age/gender groups for medals. Winners qualify for a chance to race in the season-ending event finals. Race registration opens at 8 a.m.; the race begins at 11 a.m. The Awards and Victory Party begin at 3 p.m. For more information: skicamelback.com. March 3 - Junior Bird Club: Middle Creek Waterfowl, Nescopeck State Park. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids 9 and up. One-time $5 fee for new members. 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. (570) 403-2006. March 3 - 35th Annual Public Maple Sugaring Day, Monroe County Environmental Education Center, Meesing Site & Delaware State Forest, Marshalls Creek, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour Sugarbush, learn about Native American and early pioneer methods of making maple syrup, the evaporator process and methods of identifying and tapping a maple tree. After the tour, taste the syrup on freshly made pancakes. Cost: $5/adult and $3/children under 12; all members of the EE Center and all tree sponsors attend free.

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March 3 - FurrBall 2012, Inn at Woodloch, Hawley; 6 p.m. Benefit for Dessin Animal Shelter for lost, abandoned and displaced animals, providing community education, adoption services, spay and neuter programs and cruelty prevention. Call for more information: (570) 253-4037. March 3 - Youth in Music Excellence Awards, Sherman Theater, 534 Main Street, Stroudsburg. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (570) 476-4460; www.shermantheater.com. March 3 - Opening Reception, Pocono Community Theater, 88 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (570) 421-3456; www.poconocommunitytheater.org. March 3 - Satisfaction, The International Rolling Stones Show, Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Doors: 6 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. Tickets: $15/advance; $20/day of show. Amazing Rolling Stones tribute band. March 3 & 4 - Spring Tube Fest Weekend at Fernwood, East Stroudsburg. Noon to 5 p.m. on March 3rd and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 4th. Weekend packages include two tickets to the Fernwood Winter Fun Center Snowtubing Park and two nights of villa accommodations, starting at $259. Festivities include live entertainment, hula competitions, limbo, snow play and prize giveaways from cosponsor Pepsi. For more information: www.FernwoodHotel.com; (888) 337-6966. March 3 & 4 - Give Back Weekend at Ski Big Bear at Masthope

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This Week in the Poconos 45 Mountain, Lackawaxen. Giving is a great way to express gratitude for goodness in your life. And when you give during your visit to Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain on Give Back Weekend, you’ll also receive. Visitors to Ski Big Bear on March 3rd and 4th will enjoy 15 percent off the price of lift tickets when they bring two non-perishable canned goods for the mountain’s local food pantry. A portion of all proceeds received during the weekend will be donated to Camp Ronald McDonald. Hours: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain at (570) 685-1400; or visit www.ski-bigbear.com March 4 - moe, Sherman Theater, 534 Main Street, Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. (570) 476-4460; www.shermantheater.com. March 4 - Maple Sugaring: From the Tree to Your Table, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (570) 403-2006. March 4 - Telefast, Camelback Mountain Resort. Daylong events, beginning at 9 a.m., include races, Telemark Clinics, demonstrations and Tele Ski Scavenger Hunt around the mountain. Movie social in East Side Bistro at 3 p.m. For more information: www.skicamelback.com. March 4 - 10th Annual Chili/Wing Cook Off, Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Lake Wallenpaupack, Route 507, Hawley. Noon to 3 p.m. Cooks and foodies alike will delight in this Poconos tradition. To enter, email the Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce at visit@ lakeregioncc.com; or phone (570) 226-3191. Tickets to “sample and judge” are $20 per person and are available in advance or at the door. March 4 - Sunday for Singles, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. This monthly hike is all about meeting new people and enjoying

nature together. (570) 828-2319; www.peec.org. March 5, 12, 19& 26 - Adult Acrylic Painting Class, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg. Ongoing weekly sessions, Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Increase your fundamental painting skills, including composition, use of value and color, basic understanding of the Color Wheel and how to achieve desired effects using acrylic paints. Instructor Will Daskal’s work is frequently shown at ARTSPACE Gallery. Monthly Fee: $110 for members; $120, nonmembers; $90, seniors. For more information: (570) 476-4460. March 5, 12, 19& 26 - Adult Watercolor Painting Class, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg. Ongoing weekly sessions, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This hands-on, creative course for beginners will have you producing your own impressive watercolor paintings. No previous drawing ability is required. You’ll learn to use your innate, fundamental drawing skills to sketch out compositions, which will serve as the basis for your painting. Learn to develop simple techniques that will result in exciting ways to express your artistic ideas. Instructor: Will Daskal. Monthly Fee: $110 for members; $120, nonmembers; $90, seniors. For more information: (570) 476-4460. March 6 - JSC Annual Board of Director Elections, Dreibe Freight Station, 537 Ann Street, Stroudsburg; 6 p.m. March 7 - Middle Creek Birding Field Trip, Monroe County Environmental Education Center, Stroudsburg. Meet at MCEEC, 8050 Running Valley Road, at 8:30 a.m. Cost includes van transportation to view “blizzards of birds” in area’s wetlands, fields and woodlots. Cost is $14 for members; $20 for nonmembers. Pack a lunch and binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather. More information: www.mcconservation.org. March 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Basic Drawing, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th,

Stroudsburg. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Develop your basic drawing skills while learning about light, form and composition. Starting with three dimensional objects and pencil on paper, students will gain greater understanding of form while developing hand/eye coordination through practice and observation. Instructor: John McAllister. Tuition: $72 for members; $89, nonmembers; $60, seniors. For more information: (570) 476-4460. March 9 - The Barley Boys, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. Veterans of Bethlehem Celtic Festival. For more information: (570) 325-0249; to buy tickets online: www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com. March 9 - Foghat, Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. Doors: 6 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. Tickets: $24/ advance; $29/day of show. Classic rock band. March 10 - Scout Maple Sugaring Day, Monroe County Environmental Education Center’s Meesing Sugarbush. Pre-registration required by March 7th: (570) 629-3061; www.mcconservation.org. March 10 - Spring Bumps, Camelback Mountain Resort. Race down the mogul course. Awards given for Best Run, Best Wipeout and Best Recovery. Registration from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Race begins at noon; awards at 3 p.m. March 10 - Hike, Pocono Outdoors Club, Martins Creek Environmental Preserve; 10 a.m. 3-mile easy loop hike. Info: Bob Wacker, (570) 679-5293. March 10 - Birds in Your Backyard, Lackawanna State Park, Dalton. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Natural habitats for birds and other wildlife are rapidly decreasing due to urbanization and agricultural pressures. According to recent studies, creating a backyard bird habitat can play an important role in conserving wildlife. Join Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Continued on Page 46)


46 This Week in the Poconos March 10 - Basic Boating Course, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Safety Education Certificate available for $10 fee for students who successfully complete the course. (570) 406-4041.

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State Park staff and a Wilkes University biology professor as they share what you can do to create a thriving backyard bird habitat. Topics to be covered include the ecological importance of birds, some of the best native plants to attract birds and opportunities to monitor your bird visitors. Each participant will get to build and take home a songbird nest box to place on their properties. Registration fee is $15 and includes lunch, songbird nest box and all informational resources. Dress for the weather. For information and to register: (570) 825-1701; http:// agsci/psu.edu/backyard/birds.

March 10 - Minsi Trail Boy Scouts Learning Day, Camelback. Ski night for the Minsi scouts. For info, phone: (570) 629-1661, ext 1144; or email: linda@skicamelback.com. March 10 - Girl Scouts Tubing Day, Camelback. 3-hour long sessions beginning at either 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. For information, call (570) 629-1661. March 10 - Noel V. Ginnity and Taylor’s Irish Cabaret, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. Irish standup legend Ginnity kicks off a weekend of green for the annual Jim Thorpe St. Patrick’s Day Parade. $25. For more information: (570) 325-0249; to buy tickets online: www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com.

March 10 - Sugar Shack Scramble, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join PEEC educators on an orienteering expedition to the “Two Saps” Sugar Shack. Use a map and compass to reach the sugar shack and then enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple sugar. Spaces are limited. Reservations: (570) 828-2319.

March 10 & 17 - Children’s Mixed Media Workshop, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg. For children ages 4 to 6. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition for 2-day workshop: $45 for members/$50 for nonmembers.

March 11 - Hike, Pocono Outdoors Club, Monroe Environmental Education Center; 10 a.m. Call Bob Wacker for more information: (570) 679-5293. March 11 - Pennsylvania Charter Day. Celebrate the State’s birthday with free admission to all State museums. March 11 - Black & White Photography Tour, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $15. Grab your camera and join in on the tour of the historic buildings in the Park. This is the perfect time of year to shoot black and white photos. Pack a lunch and dress warmly. Call to reserve a seat in the van. Carpooling is encouraged. (570) 828-2319; www.peec.org. March 11 - ARTSPACE Gallery, Opening Reception for Student Juried Exhibition, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 12 - The Mystery of Maple Sugaring, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums; 1 p.m. March 14 & 15 - Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo ‘12, Koehler Field House, East Stroudsburg University, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 14; noon to 7 p.m. on March 15. Exhibitor booths must be registered by March 1. For more information: www.greaterpoconochamber.com.

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March 17 & 18 - Greater Pocono Home Show, Koehler Field House, East Stroudsburg University. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission. Learn about the newest home renovation and building techniques, and enjoy the opportunity to meet with numerous local vendors and contractors. For more information: www.poconohomeshow.com.


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Animal Sanctuaries in the Pocono Mountains Since the beginning of civilization, humans have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with animals. We’ve relied on them for food, clothing, transportation and companionship; they’ve relied on us for care. The groundbreaking book, A General Theory of Love, by three University of California, San Francisco, psychiatrists explores the science of human emotions and biological psychiatry. Among its many surprising findings: the mammalian brain, across all species, is much more similar than it is different. Animals’ feelings are almost identical to ours. Animal lovers instinctively know that animals feel love, pain, grief, sorrow and joy the same as we do, and are grateful for the quality of life animals afford humans. Animal activism is strong in Pennsylvania, where an abundance of sanctuaries, shelters and rescues flourish. Here are some of the animal welfare organizations you’ll find in the Poconos: AWSOM, Stroudsburg—Monroe County’s Animal Welfare Society focuses on cats and dogs. www.awsomanimals.org. Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Monroe County Environmental Education Center, near Bartonsville—166-acre preserve open yearround to the public. Does not rescue animals outside the preserve. www.mcconservation.org. Pocono Animal Rescue, Inc., Bartonsville—focuses on rescuing large domestic animals, including horses, cows, goats, sheep and other farm animals. www.poconoanimalrescue.org. Pocono Greyhound Adoption, Canadensis—helps retired racing greyhounds find permanent, loving homes. www.poconogreyhound.com. Safe Haven Pet Rescue, Adoption Days held in Brodheadsville—volunteeronly rescue saving dogs and cats from high-kill shelters and fostering them until they are adopted into their forever homes. www.safehavenpa.org. Beyond the Poconos: Farm Sanctuary, Watkins Glen, NY—perhaps the most highly respected animal sanctuary in the country, if not the world. Farm Sanctuary focuses its efforts on rescuing farm animals, advocacy and education. www.farmsanctuary.org. Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, Mehoopany, PA—bucolic sanctuary in the Endless Mountains saving hundreds of animals of every species through the efforts of one woman: Indra Lahiri, Ph.D. www.indraloka.org.

Hiking in the Poconos Rolling hills, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and evergreen forests: the Pocono Mountains offer 2,400 square miles of natural beauty for hikers. Here are some wonderful places to hike in the Poconos: Big Pocono State Park, Camelback Road, Tannersville—Steep and rough grades are appropriate for experienced, physically fit hikers. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, River Road, Bushkill—40 miles of the Delaware River roar within the park that is a sanctuary for eagles, bears and rattlesnakes, among other wildlife species. After your hike, stop by the Shawnee Gallery in nearby Shawnee-on-Delaware for paintings, ceramics, jewelry and more from local artists. Raymondskill Falls at Dingmans Falls Visitors Center, 224 Dingmans Falls Road, Dingmans Ferry—The tallest waterfall in the state, Raymondskill measures a mere four feet shorter than Niagara. Gouldsboro State Park, Route 507, Tobyhanna—Rugged terrain makes hiking in this Northern Pocono park challenging, but fun. Mauch Chunk Lake Park, 625 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe—Try the Switchback Trail and walk among towering Hemlock, White Pine and American Beech trees. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg—This center sponsors numerous year-round activities, including guided hikes, within its Kettle Creek wildlife sanctuary. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry—Located within the Delaware Water Gap Recreational Area, PEEC offers six trails for every fitness level. Some trails afford splendid views of the Kittatinny Mountains across the river.



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