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Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark: www.camelbeach.com

Pike County Conservation District: www.pikeconservation.org

CBK Mountain Adventures: www.CBKmountainadventures.com

Pike County Tourism: www.discoverpikepa.com

Century 21 Select Pocono Pines: www.C21PoconoPines.com

Pocono Arts Council: www.poconoarts.org

Country Junction: www.countryjunction.com

Pocono Bike Rentals: www.poconobikerentals.com

Country Kettle: www.country-kettle.com

Pocono Builders Association: www.poconobuilders.org

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Pocono Cheesecake Factory: www.poconocheesecake.com

Crescent Lodge: www.crescentlodge.com

Pocono Environmental Education Center: www.peec.org

Crossing Abilities Playground: www.crossingabilities.org

Pocono Indian Museum: www.poconoindianmuseum.com

Delaware Highlands Conservancy: www.delawarehighlands.org

Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce:

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 Resort: www.fernwood.co 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 Holley Ross Pottery: www.holleyross.com Hutton Metalcrafts: www.copperlamps.com The Inn at Pocono Manor: www.poconomanor.com Jim Thorpe: www.jimthorpe.org Joseph Miller, Financial Advisor: http://fa.ml.com/joseph.n.miller Jubilee Restaurant: www.breakfastking.com Lake Naomi Real Estate: www.lakenaomi.com Lakeside Country Cottages: www.lakesidecountrycottages.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 Inn and Golf Resort: www.shawneeinn.com The Shawnee Playhouse: www.theshawneeplayhouse.com Skytop Lodge: www.skytop.com Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge: www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge.com The Spa at Mount Airy: www.thespaatmountairy.com The Spa at Mountain Laurel: www.thespaatmountainlaurel.com Spa Shawnee and Salon: www.spashawnee.com Split Rock Resort & Golf Club: www.splitrockresort.com S&S Speedways - Indoor Go-Karts: www.ssspeedways.com

Liberty Homes Custom Builders: www.libertyhomespa.com

Starting Gate: www.startinggateonline.com

Make-A-Wish of Greater PA: www.wishgreaterpa.org

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

Miss Elly’s Antiques and Such: www.missellysantiques.com

Tannery Depot General Store: www.tannerydepot.com

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs: www.mohegansunpocono.com

Teeters’ Furniture: www.teetersfurniture.com

Monroe County Conservation District: www.mcconservation.org

Theo B. Price Inc.: www.theobprice.com

Monroe County Historical Association: www.monroehistorical.org

United Way of Monroe County: www.unitedwaymonroe.org

Mountain Springs Lake Resort: www.mslresort.com

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River: www.nps.gov/upde

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

Visit PA: www.visitPA.com

NEPA Audubon Society: www.nepaaudubonsociety.org

Water Gap Trolley: www.watergaptrolley.com

One Stop Travel: www.onestoptravelagency.net

Waverly Community House House, Garden & Gift Show:

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

www.waverlycomm.com

PA PowerPort: www.state.pa.us

Wayne County Builders Home & Garden Festival:

PA State Park Information: www.visitpaparks.com

www.waynecountybuilders.com

Paradise Fishing Preserve: www.paradisetrout.com

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Airport: www.flyavp.com

PennDOT District 4: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/

Wilkes-Barre-Scranton Penguins: www.wbspenguins.com

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Now thru April 27: “Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts 19122012” Exhibit at Stroud Mansion, Monroe County Historical Association, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Info: (570) 421-7703, www.monroehistorical.org.

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See the ENTERTAINMENT Column on Page 22 for Local Live Entertainment! Now thru April 26: Special Golf Package, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, (800) 742-9633. Reserve $69 room at Shawnee by April 22 and golf for free; receive $25 gift card for Shawnee.

Now thru April 28, Gallery Exhibition, Bill Evert, watercolorist, Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 6293061, www.mcconservation.org. Reflecting a love of the outdoors, Bill Evert’s watercolors focus on finely detailed wildlife, landscapes and seascapes. Now thru April 29: After 3 p.m. Golf Special (Weekends), Mount Airy Golf Club, Mount Pocono, (570) 243-4800. On Saturdays and Sundays, four players for the price of three. Must reserve tee time. Proper golf attire. Now thru April 30: After 2 p.m. Golf Special (Mon., Wed. Thu.), Mount Airy Golf Club, Mount Pocono, (570) 243-4800. Golf for only $25 per person on Mondays,

Wednesdays and Thursdays, and receive $15 in slot vouchers for players 21 and older. Must reserve tee time. Proper golf attire. Now thru April 30: Monday Ladies Day, Mount Airy Golf Club, Mount Pocono, (570) 243-4800. On Mondays gals golf for $30 with $10 back in slot vouchers. Excludes holidays. 21 and older to play slots. Must reserve tee time. Proper golf attire. Now thru April 30: Free Pass for Everyone, Pocono Whitewater, 1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, (800) 944-8392. Ride the Lehigh River rapids with Pocono Whitewater and receive a free pass to play Skirmish Paintball ($30 value). Now thru April 30: Design An All-Inclusive Playground, Crossing Abilities, Sponsored by Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark. Crossing Abilities is building Monroe County’s first all-inclusive playground, designed to meet the needs of all children, regardless of abilities and development. The

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This Week in the Poconos 7 site will be in Bartonsville at HJP Regional Park off Golden Slipper Road. Children age 3 to 16 can compete to help design the park. Entries will be judged based on inclusion, artistic design and originality. Deadline to enter is April 30th. 3 first place prizes (ages 3-8, 912 and 13-16). Contestants must be Monroe County residents. Entries must include picture of playground and brief description of how playground will serve every child’s needs. Winners receive 2 single-day passes to Camelbeach. Winners announced in May 2012. For more information, entry forms and contest rules: www.crossingabilities.org.

April 20: The Funk Art and Mighty Mystic & The Thunder Band, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. (570) 325-0249; www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com. Doors: 7 p.m., Show time: 8 p.m. $15. Great band to kick off Earth Day weekend festivities in crunchy, green Jim Thorpe. 2 bands, one great price.

Now thru April 30: Free Pass for Everyone, Pocono Whitewater, 1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, (800) 944-8392. Receive a free pass for Skirmish Paintball ($30 value) when you raft with Pocono Whitewater. The Lehigh is at its loveliest during April.

April 20 thru 29: An Evening of Comedy, Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware,

Now thru May 15: Display your handmade quilt in Honesdale’s Fifth Annual “Airing of the Quilts” during the Festival of the Arts on May 20. Bring your quilts to A Stitch in Time, 114 7th Street, Honesdale, no later than May 6 and receive a receipt to ensure safe return of your quilt. Your quilt will be displayed during the festival. Info: (570) 253-6864. Now thru May 15: Mother’s Day Package, The Spa at Mount Airy, (570) 243-5230; www. thespaatmountairy.com. Spa Pedicure & Scalp Treatment for $150. Now thru season: The French Manor Inn and Spa, Nightly Outdoor Dining with Spectacular Views, South Sterling, (570) 676-3244. April 18 & 19: The Joey Vincent Show, Mt. Haven Resort, Log Tavern Road, Milford, (800) 553-1530, ext. 9309. Extraordinary entertainer Joey Vincent is a singer, impressionist, standup comic and gifted trumpet player who sells out quickly.

April 20 thru 22: Black Bear Film Festival: A Celebration of Gary Cooper, Milford Theatre, Catherine Street, Milford. Q&A sessions, appearances by Cooper’s daughter, Maria Cooper Janis, screening of four Gary Cooper films.

(570) 421-5093; www.TheShawneePlayhouse.com. Tickets: Adults, $18; Seniors: $15; Children $10. Center Stage Players (Continued on Page 8)

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C OMING E VENTS (Continued from Page 7) presents a variety of short pieces— monologues, skits and one-act plays that encompass farce, satire, wordplay and slapstick. 2 p.m. on April 22 & 29; 8 p.m. on April 20, 21, 27 and 28. April 21: Up & Coming Comedy Series Featuring Jimmy “Roundboy� Graham, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Music & cocktails at 7 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $16. Hosted by Rock 107’s The Prospector. Tickets: (570) 344-1111. Info: www.scrantonculturalcenter.org. April 21: Seedling Sale, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 6293061, www.mcconservation.org. April 21: Pocono Greyhound Adoption, Northampton

Community College Pet Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: (570) 856-0377; www.poconogreyhound.com. April 21: Clean and Green 2012, Great American Cleanup Pennsylvania, Honesdale. Meet at Grace Episcopal Parish Hall at 7:30 a.m. for assignments, clean up and return for free lunch at noon. Rain date: April 28. Info: (570) 470-9532. April 21: “What Can Be Found Under the Ground In a Railroad Yard,� Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton. As part of National Park Week, this new interactive exhibit will trace the history of the railroad yard through the use of archeological objects from the museum collection. Free during National Park Week (4/21 thru 4/29). Info: (570) 340-5200. April 21: Earth Day Celebration, Pike & Wayne Counties, sponsored by the NEPA Audubon Society. Programs for all ages. PPL Environmental Learning Center,

Route 6, Hawley, (570) 253-9250; www.pikwayneearthday.org. April 21: Book Lovers’ Ball, Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4620. Cash bar: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; International Buffet: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Dancing: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Music by Jeannette Hinton of JAM Music Productions. Semi-formal attire. All proceeds benefit the Hawley Public Library. April 21: Tumbling Waters Hike, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 3-mile moderately difficult hike featuring scenic overlook and 2 waterfalls. April 21: EcoZone! Day, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. 10 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Interactive natural history exhibits. Great for kids. $5 per person.

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This Week in the Poconos 9 April 21: Parkinson’s Unity Walk Fundraiser, Kinsley’s Shoprite, Route 209, Brodheadsville, (570) 656-6692. Buy lollipops for $1 to benefit Parkinson’s Unity Walk. Call or email for details: janine.savoca@gmail.com. April 21: The Mountain is Calling (Hike), Big Pocono State Park, Tannersville, (570) 894-8336. 2-hour easy/moderate hike. Ages 12 and older. Bring hiking shoes, water and snack. Meet at parking lot #2. Free. April 21: Hike, Lehigh Valley Nature Center, Pocono Outdoor Club. Meet at Cherry’s Restaurant at intersection of Rtes. 290 & 534, 9 a.m. Info: (570) 629-5293.

April 21 & 22: Jim Thorpe Earth Day Celebration, Downtown Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-2079. Live entertainment, children’s activities, demonstrations, workshops and myriad fun activities for all ages.

April 22: Pocono Greyhound Adoption Fundraiser, Texas Roundhouse, Stroudsburg, noon to

April 21 thru 29: National Park Week. All national parks offer free admission. Well-known National Parks in the Pocono Mountains region include: Steamtown National Historic Site and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Bikes for the Lehigh Gorge Trail

April 22: Guided Hike on Snow Shanty Loop #1, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. 10 a.m. Please register for this free event.

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American Candle—More than just great candles: the enormous retailer offers an amazing selection of dinner tapers, wind-proof storm candles, pillar candles and jar candles. Collectibles from Swarovski Crystal, Jim Shore, Charming Tails, Dept. 56, Lenox, and Precious Moments make great gifts. Shop for Pandora and Kameleon jewelry, MOGO charm bracelets, Vera Bradley accessories, Baggallini

handbags and Snap footwear. Just in time for spring: scarves and the new Dansko and Lindsay Phillips footwear lines. Find gorgeous stained glass and other decorative items. The Candy Room offers gourmet baking mixes, delicious dip mixes and dipping oils. Creamy fudge is available in Pocono Mt. tubs. On Route 611 in Bartonsville, exit 302 off I-80; open daily. (570) 629-3388; www.american-candle.com. -OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEKRoute 611 Bartonsville, PA 18321

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Cooks Tour—The best cookware and kitchen products, including Cuisinart, Scanpan Ceramic Titanium Cookware, Waring and Chef’s Choice Appliances, Henckels, Wusthoff, Le Creuset, Zyliss, Peugeot Peppermills, Microplane, Kaiser Bakeware, and Caspari. Heavy bakeware, cannoli molds, pasta machines, fondue sets, pizza/bread stones, spaetzle machines, barbecue equipment, cake decorating supplies, pot racks, chefwear, steamers, wine accessories and quiche pans fill this amazing shop, and the specialty foods will satisfy the choosiest foodie. Gift certificates are available. Personalized service ensures that you’ll find the right ingredient, technique, cookbook or device. Cooking classes are offered, as is a senior citizens’ discount. Open daily on Route 390 in Mountainhome; (570) 595-0370; www.cookstournepa.com.

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Country Junction—Dubbed “The World’s Largest General Store,” this retailer carries an enormous inventory, including home accents, giftware, antiques and novelties. Country Junction’s Service Team installs flooring, windows and doors, gutter, garages, siding, lumber, fencing and insulation. Landscape, garden items and a wine cellar with wine tasting. Open daily. 6565 Interchange Road, Route 209,


This Week in the Poconos 11 Lehighton; (610) 377-5050; www.countryjunction.com. Country Kettle—Wow! Look at all that candy: With over 250 barrels of your favorite treats, you’ll find creamy fudge, mouth-watering 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. Kitchenware, garden flags and stones, wind chimes and home accents. Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (570) 421-8970; www.country-kettle.com. Dutch’s Shur Save—1564 Route 507, Greentown; (570) 676-3373. A complete market with convenience, variety and great service. Glass Hat—Featuring two floors filled with elegant glassware, antique oak and country furniture, collectibles, estate jewelry, pottery and Depression glass. Tea connoisseurs will enjoy the cups and saucers, teapots and tea accessories. A highlight is the Christmas Room featuring Santas, old and new ornaments and Christmas China. There’s a section devoted to old

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; (570) 689-4060; www.wpsada.com.

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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 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. (570) 6763248; 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

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. (570) 226-7513; www.missellysantiques.com.

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. Hours are Tues. thru Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call ahead for spring hours: (570) 646-7778. www.copperlamps.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

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This Week in the Poconos 13 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. (570) 831-2100; www. mohegansunpocono.com. One Stop Travel—Bus trips from the Poconos and beyond to cultural and natural hotspots. Enjoy a Broadway play. Head to the Hudson River Valley’s Culinary Institute for a tour and lunch. 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. 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. Call (570) 460-6439, or email rafal@poconotileworks.com to schedule an appointment for your free, professional consultation and estimate. Pocono Tile Works is fully

insured, reliable and reputable, and cheerfully provides top-notch references and recommendations. Potting Shed—Gift shop, located in The Settlers Inn in historic Hawley, offers ever-changing merchandise chosen with an eye for

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A Friendly Multi-Dealer Shop Great Selection of Antiques — Smalls to Furniture

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

570-226-7513 518 Church St., Hawley, PA www.missellysantiques.com

Gifts made on premises as well as a large variety of other giftware including: Polish Pottery as seen on QVC Genuine Fiesta Bird Baths Cranberry Glass Gazing Balls Willow Tree Strawberry Jars Canister Sets Pickling Crocks Stepping Stones Planters

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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.

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artwork and décor pieces. Distinctive, attractive furniture is displayed throughout the gallery setting, and sold at thrifty prices. You’re encouraged to open cabinets and drawers to discover more one-of-a-kind treasures. For hours and more information, call Second Story High End Thrift at (570) 420-9948. 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. Tannery Depot—Route 534 and Lehigh Tannery Bridge, White Haven, (570) 606-4325, www.tannerydepot.com. This old-fashioned general store carries everything you need for an outdoors excursion in the Poconos: groceries, camping equipment including firewood, tarps, ropes and shovels, fishing tackle and fresh bait, hiking supplies including warm outer ware, water bottles and other trail supplies. Great coffee and free WiFi and bike


This Week in the Poconos 15 rentals. Partial product list available online. Open Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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 www.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.

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.

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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

The Village Bath at Miss Elly’s Antiques—518 Church Street, Hawley, (570) 226-7513, www. missellysantiques.com. Luxury Bath Shoppe featuring Pre de Provence, Gilden Tree, Mederi and others. Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store—Route 390 in Cresco is stocked with handicrafts,

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CENTER STAGE: Performing Arts in the Pocono Mountains The Pocono Mountains, known for natural beauty, country charm and an abundance of outdoor activities, also host a thriving performing arts scene. Venues such as the Mauch Chunk Opera House and Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee-on-Delaware and the Scranton Cultural Center offer intimate, yet world-class theater, symphony, dance, comedy and even the occasional rock star. Featuring Shakespeare, new, classic and Pulitzer-Prize winning plays, musicals, operas and an Original Playwright Series, The Shawnee Playhouse brings Broadway quality shows to the Pocono region. Main stage productions, which run from April through December, feature professional actors culled from New York City. From January through March, off-season shows feature Shawnee’s semi-professional performance troupe. The Playhouse also presents family-friendly shows and offers a variety of children’s camps, classes and workshops for grades kindergarten through 8th grade.

Popular Broadway Hit Nunsense

Nestled near the beautiful Delaware Water Gap, the Playhouse’s mission is to provide affordable, year-round entertainment and to serve as a training ground for young theatre performers and technicians. For more information, visit The Shawnee Playhouse online at: www.theshawneeplayhouse.com.

The Scranton Cultural Center, housed in the magnificent Masonic Temple, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the country, hosts a broad range of performances, cultural and current events. Regular performances include the Broadway Theatre League of Northeast PA, which features the touring companies of hit Broadway plays, original and classic works by Ballet Theatre of Scranton, the Northeastern Philharmonic and upand-coming comedians. On May 16th, the Cultural Center presents Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

Kathryn Morgan, Soloist NYC Ballet

An exquisite example of Neo-Gothic architecture designed by noted architect Raymond Hood, Scranton’s Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Scranton also draws top acts, including Dave Matthews Band, REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent and Styx, to the Toyota Pavilion on Montage Mountain. Marywood University and the University of Scranton also feature theater departments with numerous performances throughout the year, many of which are free, including Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s annual Christmas gift to the community, The Nutcracker. Scranton’s Civic Ballet Company holds performances at Lackawanna College’s Mellow Theater and the Scranton Cultural Center.


This Week in the Poconos 17 Jim Thorpe, formerly called Mauch Chunk, boasts two great venues for live music and other performances. A historic 1882 Vaudeville theater, Mauch Chunk Opera House, features acoustics that rival those of Carnegie Hall. Penn’s Peak presents national touring bands and offers luxury boxes and a restaurant. Both the Opera House and Penn’s Peak draw top musical talent from around the world. Stroudsburg, known as an artistic and cultural epicenter within the Pocono Mountains region, is home to the historic Sherman Theater. Built in the 1920s, the recently renovated Sherman Theater features music, drama, comedy, dance and off-Broadway performances. Hawley’s Harmony Presents, an imaginative performance space located in the old Hawley Silk Mill, features an eclectic blend of music, theater, poetry readings, lectures and workshops. Friday night musical performances run the gamut— classical, bluegrass, opera, jazz, folk and world. The Harmony Silk Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information: www.silkmillharmony.com.

Harmony Presents in Hawley

Pocono Mountains Inns and Resorts attract some of the nation’s top talent. Upcoming performers set to appear at Cove Haven Resort in Lakeville include: musicians Keith Sweat, Boys II Men and the Charlie Daniels Band, and comedians Paul Rodriguez and Howie Mandell. Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono will present comedians Andrew Dice Clay and Saturday Night Live alum Colin Quinn, and musicians Tito Puente, Jr. and KC & The Sunshine Band. Renowned jazz performers appear weekly at the Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap. Performers scheduled to appear this summer at The Mount: Mt. Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center in Tamiment include The Guess Who and Ziggy Marley.

East Stroudsburg University features a wide range of performances—including musical, theatrical, choral and dance—by visiting professionals and students. April performances include the University Dance Company and, in May, choral and piano recitals.

Ziggy Marley

Film, Shakespeare and jazz festivals and outdoor concerts pop up regularly in the Poconos throughout spring, summer and fall. The winter brings a flurry of Christmas shows, music and ballets. Be sure to check this magazine’s Coming Events and Entertainment listings regularly in print and online. For listings that are updated daily, log on to: www.thisweek.net.


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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 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 awardwinner, and Historic Hotels of America member. www.thesettlersinn.com. LAKE HARMONY

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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


This Week in the Poconos 19 of Big Boulder Lake and Big Boulder Ski Area. Ideal après ski spot. www.boulderviewtavern.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.

paninis, sandwiches, soups and salads. The dinner menu includes appetizers, pasta, steak and seafood. Enjoy your favorite cocktail and munchies in the adjoining Pub in the

Pines, a popular nightspot. With 15 beers on tap, multiple TVs, pool tables, darts and a deck, the Pub is the place to watch your favorite game or check out (Continued on Page 20)

 

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

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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 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,

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some great live entertainment. 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,

Restaurant & Brewery

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www.barleycreek.com

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. 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 The French Manor Inn and Spa, off Route 191, 8 miles south of I-84 Exit 20; (570) 676-3244, (877) 7206095: 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 Café. The French Manor makes available items that are healthy for those with food allergies, including celiac, offering gluten-free choices—breads and pancakes.


This Week in the Poconos 21 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. Plenty of choices for vegetarians, including grilled portabella mushroom with garden burger. 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. 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-caneat 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.

Green Acres Serving the disabled community for the past 23 years, Country Ark Farm in Milford opens its 2012 season on April 30th through June 11th. Country Ark Farm provides recreational, pet and art therapy for emotionally, mentally and physically challenged children and adults. The 26-acre farm, home to a menagerie of cows, pigs, goats, birds, coatimundis (raccoon-like mammals), sheep, horses, dogs, cats and numerous other well-socialized animals, is a nonprofit foundation offering on- and off-site visits for groups, programs, institutions and schools that specialize in working with special needs individuals. The farm includes handicap-accessible restrooms, an outdoor play area with a wheelchair accessible swing, indoor and outdoor picnic areas and a mile-long nature trail. Cats, dogs, horses and pigs have long been used as therapy pets because of their intelligence, empathy and ability to give unconditional love. Friendly animals’ positive effect on humans is well documented. People with pets live longer, are less likely to suffer from depression and have a lower incidence of heart disease. Programs Country Ark provides include day groups, summer day camp, respite program and specially-abled volunteer program. Volunteers are always needed for a variety of functions, including working with the animals and fostering small animals in early spring. For more information on this worthwhile organization: www.countryarkfarm.org.


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E NTERTAINMENT Information is subject to change.  COVE HAVEN, Lake Wallenpaupack, (800) 432-9932. May 4: Comedian Paul Rodriguez; Blondie & The Mambo Machine.  CRESCENT LODGE, Route 191, Paradise Valley; (570) 595-7486, (800) 392-9400; www.crescentlodge.com. Enjoy superb cuisine and the sublime blues/ jazz piano music of Michael Fossa on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  EHRHARDT’S RESORT & RESTAURANT features live music on Fridays, and on other nights for special occasions. 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. (570) 588-9500, and see www.fernwoodhotel.com.  MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE, Jim Thorpe, (570) 3250249; www.mauchchunkoperahouse. com. An acoustically ideal venue for live music, Mauch Chunk features shows most weekends. April 20: The Funk Art and Mighty Mystic & The Thunder Band. Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $15. April 21: Splintered Sunlight. Doors: 7 p.m., Show: 8 p.m. $17. April 27: Start Making Sense, Tribute to Talking Heads’ David Byrne. Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $20. April 28: Wishbone Ash. Their sound inspired Traffic Magazine to vote lead guitarists Andy Powell and Ted Turner as “Two Of The Ten Most Important Guitarists In Rock History.” Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $28. April 29: Piano Virtuoso Mini-Series: Thomas Pandolfi Plays Gershwin. Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $20. May 4: Childhood’s End–A Tribute to Pink Floyd. A high-tech, multi-media production gives the audience a glimpse of what it was like to see Pink Floyd live. Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $23. May 5: Cinco de Mayo Celebration featuring the Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet. Legendary longtime drummer for Maynard Ferguson, Marko Marcinko, fronts

this remarkable Latin Jazz Quintet. Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $20. May 11: Mike Farris. Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $18. May 12: Bennie and the Jets, A Tribute to Elton John. Doors 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $23. May 13: Piano Virtuoso Mini-Series: Giorgi Latsabidze. Considered one of the most significant pianists of his generation, 31-year-old Giorgi Latsabidze will perform a program of preludes by Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.  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 Wilkes-Barre. (570) 831-2100.  MOUNT AIRY CASINO, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, (866) 468-7619, www. mountairycasino.com. April 28: Andrew Dice Clay. May 5: Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Tito Puente, Jr.  PENN’S PEAK, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, (866) 605-7325, www.pennspeak.com. One of the best venues in Pennsylvania for hearing live music. April 19:

COMING SOON APRIL 20TH The Lucky One (PG-13) Think Like a Man (PG-13) Chimpanzee (G) To the Arctic 3D (G) Darling Companion (PG) The Moth Diaries (R)

APRIL 27TH DARLING COMPANION

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The Five Year Engagement (R)

The Raven (R) The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) Safe (R)

MAY 4TH The Avengers The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) First Position Little Bit of Heaven (PG-13)


This Week in the Poconos 23 Legendary Glen Campbell, after 50 years in show business, conducts his goodbye tour. Winner of Grammys as both a country and pop performer. Golden Globe nominee for his role in True Grit. Doors: 6 p.m.; Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets: $40/$45, in advance only. This show will sell out. April 20: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, Premier Billy Joel Show and More. Doors: 6 p.m., Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets: $17/advance; $20/day of show. April 22: The Music of Bill Monroe featuring Peter Rowan and The Travelin’ McCourys. Doors: 6 p.m., Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets: $17/ advance; $22/day of show. April 27: Aaron Tippin. Doors: 6 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. May 3: Beatlemania Now (Beatles Tribute) Luncheon Show. Doors: 11:30 a.m.; Show: 1 p.m. May 4: Beatlemania. Doors: 6 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. May 5: Get the Led Out. “The American Led Zeppelin.” Doors: 6:00 p.m.; Show: 8:00 p.m. May 6: Survivor with special guest Pat Travers Band. Doors: 6:00 p.m.; Show: 8:00 p.m. Special luncheon shows, May 8, 9 & 10: Branson Fever: Tim Gillis & Twitty Fever. Doors: 11:30 a.m.; Show: 1 p.m. May 12: Dennis DeYoung—The Music of Styx. Doors: 6 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.  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, 552 River Road, Shawnee-onDelaware; (570) 421-5093; www.theshawneeplayhouse.com. World-class theater in the Pocono Mountains, presenting classical and new plays, musicals, operas, concerts and Shakespeare. Shawnee also sponsors The Shawnee Original Playwright Series, which gives audiences the chance to vote on

Theater Year Round! Musicals, Comedies, Dramas Children’s Theater Classes and Camps We Love Groups of All Sizes!

570-421-5093 www.TheShawneePlayhouse.com the best original plays by local playwrights. April 20 thru 29: An Evening of Comedy. Shawnee’s Center Stage Players performing a variety of short pieces—monologues, skits and one-act plays that encompass farce, satire, wordplay and slapstick. 2 p.m. on April 22 & 29; 8 p.m. on April 20, 21, 27 and 28.Tickets: Adults, $18; Seniors: $15; Children $10. May 4 thru 13: The Lion in Winter. Christmas 1183—an aging and conniving King Henry II plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. Deception and treachery ensue. 2 p.m. on May 6 & 13; 8 p.m. on May 4, 5, 11 & 12. Tickets: Adults, $18; Seniors: $15; Children $10.

Broadway Bound Searching for that perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Are you trying to come up with something inspiring that will create a memorable day? This year, consider taking your mom to New York City for a fabulous Broadway Show. One Stop Travel makes your trip to the city simple. All you have to do is choose the play you wish to see—Ghost, Spiderman, Jesus Christ Superstar, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and others—and make your reservation for either May 2, May 6 or September 5. One Stop Travel will handle everything else, including tickets, transportation and lunch. Offering a variety of day trips, One Stop Travel brings ease and comfort to your travels. Foodies will delight in an excursion to the Culinary Institute, which will feature an amazing lunch, and a tour of the FDR Museum. This Hudson River Valley trip is scheduled for October 24. The cost for each of these trips is $169. Call One Stop Travel today at (570) 620-1200, and treat yourself, your mother or a friend to a day of culture and fine food.


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Tannery Depot General Store, 78 Pennsylvania 534, White Haven, (800) 745-0742, (570) 606-4325. Offering fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, food and more. www.tannerydepot.com.

Lakeside Country Cottages, Intersection Routes 507 & 390, Lake Wallenpaupack, Tafton, (570) 226-8907, www.lakesidecountrycottages. com. Season boat slip rentals start at $800.

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 and more. Celebrating over 3 decades in business, this complete bait shop is open every day, all year. (570) 839-7338; www.woehrlesbaitshop.com.

CAMPING Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek (2 miles north of I-80 off exit 309), (570) 223-0505, (800) 487-2628, www.adventuresport.com. Overnight canoe camping trips in the exquisite Delaware Water Gap Natural Recreation Area.

Kittatinny Canoes, on the Delaware River, (570) 296-5890, www.kittatinny.com. Canoe and raft center offering scenic riverside camping trips in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. CANOES & KAYAKS

Kittatinny Canoes, on the Delaware River, (570) 2965890, www.kittatinny.com. For more than 70 years and three generations, this family business has been providing outdoor fun for visitors who want to experience the Delaware River. From rafting, canoeing, kayaking and tubing, to camping, paintball and zipping, Kittatinny provides guests with diverse river trips

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This Week in the Poconos 27 through two National Recreation areas, pristine camping sites and gorgeous views of the Delaware River Valley. CLIMBING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop. Outdoor 30’ climbing wall; 8 stations, from beginner to expert. 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. CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.cbkmountainadventures. com. Treetop obstacle courses, mountain segways, zip lines, off-road adventure rides.

EURO BUNGEE CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.cbkmountainadventures. com. Ever dream about being in the circus? Euro Bungee is your chance to practice your acrobatic skills. Come get fitted into a safety harness and let the flips, back flips and jumps roll. You can reach heights of 20 feet and show off your skills. Attendants will give you tips and tricks to try while flying high in the air. FISH AND PAY LAKES Big Brown Fish and Pay Lakes, Route 115, North Effort, (570) 629-0427, www.bigbrownfish.com. Ponds filled with trout and bass. No license required. Equipment rentals and bait available. Picnic table, park benches and pavilion for your convenience.

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FLY FISHING 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. Call (570) 595-8929 or (570) 595-7401; see www.skytop.com.

GEOCACHING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com. Discover the delights of Geocaching in one a small class and find your way to one of Skytop’s caches using state-of-the-art GPS units. HARNESS RACING

The Rod & Gun Club at The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 in Pocono Manor via Route 611 or Route 940. Lessons for beginners to experienced anglers, classroom and streamside. Cast & Stay Packages available. Scenic 2.5 miles of remote fly-fishing open to the public for a fee.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Highway 315, WilkesBarre, (888) 946-4672, www. poconodowns.com. Live harness racing with races from around the country with a variety of wagering options. Tues., Wed., Fri. and Sat. nights April 3 thru Nov. 17.

HORSEBACK RIDING Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, www.fernwoodresort.co. Year-round horseback riding is available on the beautiful grounds of the resort. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, Pocono Manor, (570) 8396237, www.poconomanor.com. Year-round horseback riding on gorgeous, scenic trails. 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. Singleperson 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

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This Week in the Poconos 29 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Use the display ad for a Free Race. (570) 420-5500; www.ssspeedways.com. MOUNTAIN BIKING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com. Learn how to negotiate rock gardens, bridges, drops, and banked turns in Mountain Biking Skills Class. Use Skytop’s mountain bikes or your own. Minimum age is 15 using Skytop’s bikes; 13 with your own approved bike; helmets mandatory. Bikes rented on an hourly basis after class. Join a trail ride around the West Mountain, on and off of the West Rim trail; experience required, minimum age 15. Call (570) 595-8988 and see www.skytop.com. Pocono Bike Rentals, 78 Pennsylvania 534, White Haven, (800) 745-0742, (570) 606-4325, www.poconobikerentals.com. Offering fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, food and more. Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-9226, www.poconowhitewater.com. Featuring mountain bike rentals and shuttle service to and from many great bike trails in and around Jim Thorpe. Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, (570) 606-4325. Offering fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, food and more. www.tannerydepot.com. Whitewater Challengers, Lehigh Adventure Center, 288 North Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, (800) 443-8554, www.whitewaterchallengers. com. Mountain bike rentals are available, with shuttle service to great trails along the Lehigh River.

MOUNTAIN SEGWAYS CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.cbkmountainadventures. com. Mountain Segway tour takes you through the ski trails of Camelback Mountain Resort. The breath-taking one and a half hour tour is the best way to see the beautiful Pocono Mountains. The rugged tires on the soupedup segways allow you to traverse through over the brush and through the rocky rails to trail pathway.

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. Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966; www.fernwoodresort.co. SPORTING CLAYS The Rod & Gun Club at Pocono Manor, Route 314, via Route 611 or Route 940, Pocono (Continued on Page 30)

Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966; www.fernwoodresort.co. PAINTBALL The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com. Play paintball on 5 fields with games in and out of the woods including speedball. Equipment available,

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Manor. Multi-station clay course spanning 120+ acres. High-flying teal, rolling rabbits, and fast crossing and incoming birds; scenic woodland course. Walk or ride along the stream between stations. Trained staff 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, One Skytop, 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 Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 223-0505, (800) 487-2628 www.adventuresport.com. Offers a complete line of outdoor equipment, including tents, lanterns, fire starters, water jugs, portable stoves, apparel and sunglasses. Pocono Bike Rentals, Route 534 and Tannery Road, Lehigh Tannery, adjacent to Tannery Depot General Store, (800) 745-0742, www.poconobikerentals.com. 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 offering quick tune-ups and waxing. Open every day, with 35+ years in business. (570) 629-4668. 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. Tannery Depot General Store, Route 534 and Tannery Road, (570) 606-4325. Carries a full selection of everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors.

Go Fish Trout season is officially open in the Pocono Mountains, a region known for its abundance of pristine lakes and streams teeming with trout, and experts are predicting a banner year. Pennsylvania makes it easy for you to purchase a fishing license. Simply log on to: www2.pa.wildlifelicense.com/start.php. Once you have your license, head to one of these spots for a great catch: Hickory Run State Park, White Haven (570) 443-0400 Plenty of streams and lakes, some of which are stocked with varieties of trout, offer ample opportunities for anglers. Nescopeck State Park, Drums (570) 403-2006 The easily accessible Lake Frances contains trout, bass and panfish. A portion of Nescopeck Creek contains brown and brook trout.

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Tobyhanna State Park, Tobyhanna (570) 894-8336 Lake Tobyhanna features 170 acres and contains bass, pickerel, yellow perch, catfish and sunfish. For families with children, the Poconos also offer fish and pay lakes, which are a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. No fishing license is required: Big Brown Fish Hatchery, Effort Paradise Fishing Preserve, Cresco

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To catch the best fish, you need the best bait. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Mount Pocono, offers an enormous selection and is open seven days a week. For more information: (570) 839-7338; www.woehrlesbaitshop.com.


This Week in the Poconos 31 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 (Central Scranton Expressway), left at light to Lackawanna Avenue, follow signs to Steamtown. Cross-country steam-powered and historic dieseldriven rail excursions, working roundhouse and turntable, 2 museums, Park Theatre, and Visitors Center. (570) 340-5200, (888) 693-9391; www.nps.gov/stea. Tobyhanna Train Station & Museum, Route 423 in Tobyhanna, (570) 894-3338.

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TROLLEY RIDES Water Gap Trolley, Route 611, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 4769766, www.watergaptrolley.com. Authentically styled all-weather trolleys make scenic and historic tours of Delaware Water Gap. Relax while trained guides take you back through history and describe points of interest. Open 7 days/week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHITE WATER RAFTING Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-9226, www.poconowhitewater.com. Shawnee River Trips, off I-80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-onDelaware, (877) 373-2386, www.DRDcenter.com. Fantastic biking on the beautiful McDade Trail, which lines the Delaware River and National Park grounds.

Whitewater Challengers, Lehigh Adventure Center, 288 North Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, (800) 443-8554, www.whitewaterchallengers.com. ZIP LINES CBK Mountain Adventures, Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, (570) 629-1661, www.cbkmountainadventures. com. Zip through and over the trees, 85 feet above the beautiful Camelback slopes. For those who prefer not to zip solo, twin zip lines next to each other allow for a shared—or competitive— experience. Kittatinny Canoes, Milford, (800) 356-2852, www.kittatinny.com. One of the longest zip lines in the U.S. and, at 150 feet, one of the highest in the Northeast. Gorgeous views of the Delaware River.


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Making Conservation Easy & Fun The Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), set within the 160-acre Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, provides year-round environmental education programs for people of all ages. The center is housed in a beautiful 7,200 square foot building that includes classrooms, meeting rooms, public restrooms, art exhibit hall, displays and a gift shop featuring environmentally focused items. Located at 8050 Running Valley Road in Bartonsville, the MCEEC helps generate interest in and appreciation of the local environment, teaching the interdependence between humans and nature. People who understand that we need healthy soil and water to create healthy lives for ourselves and future generations, tend to be better stewards of the planet. MCEEC offers seedling sales, leisurely paced nature walks, interactive lectures, weekly public bog walks, home school programs and a variety of other programs. Join MCEEC on April 23 at East Stroudsburg University at 7 p.m. for Conservation Through Education Adult Lecture and Reception with Geoffrey Mehl of the Pennystone Project. Mr. Mehl, an author, gardening enthusiast and conservationist, will discuss his work with native plants. Copies of his book will be available. On April 27, MCEEC is hosting its Breakfast with a Naturalist at Kettle Creek. The two-hour program will focus on a continent-wide bird research effort and the breeding birds of Kettle Creek. Cost is $8 for MCEEC members, $10 for nonmembers. See the Coming Events column of this magazine for other MCEEC happenings. For more information: www.mcconservation.org.

Hit the Links The Pocono Mountains are home to over 25 golf courses featuring a variety of terrains, spectacular natural beauty and the ideal location—less than a twohour drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Pocono Mountains resorts are blessed with golf courses that rank among the best in the country. The Country Club at Woodloch Springs was named “one of the finest courses in America” by Golf magazine. Golf Digest magazine rated Woodloch and the Poconos’ Skytop “4.5 Stars” (out of 5) in the “Best Places to Play” issue. Both resorts receive accolades for their accommodations, ambience and cuisine. The venerable Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has been rebuilding its famous golf bridge, heralding the start of the golf season, since the 1930s. Cherry Valley Golf Club is set amid the incomparable beauty of the Appalachian Trail. A destination resort that offers virtually every activity available in the Pocono Mountains, Fernwood Resort enjoys convenient proximity to fantastic shopping districts. The Inn at Pocono Manor’s West Course boasts panoramic views of the Pocono Mountain Range. For more information about these golf courses and other great places to hit the links in the Poconos, log on to: www.thisweekinthepoconos.net/?p=2352.


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Earth Matters “Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” —Cree Indian Proverb

The brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, former US Senator from Wisconsin, Earth Day began as an environmental movement in 1970. Nelson was responding to the ravages wreaked on the environment by the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. As a result of Mr. Nelson’s efforts on April 22nd, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy sustainable environment. Groundbreaking environmental laws such as the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act and Clean Air and Clean Water Acts were all passed in the 1970s. Since its inauguration, Earth Day activities have spread to 192 countries with billions of people participating in Earth Day worldwide, making it the largest civil observance on the planet. Here are some ways to observe Earth Day in the Pocono Mountains: Jim Thorpe Earth Day Celebration—Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22, Downtown Jim Thorpe. Live entertainment, children’s activities, exhibits and workshops. Info: (570) 325-2079. Pike Wayne Earth Day Festival—Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley; www.pikewayneearthday.org.

“To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.” —William Blake, poet, painter (1757-1827)

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” —Native American Proverb Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Earth Day Celebration—Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, animals, crafts, food, music and more. $5 per car. Info: (570) 828-2319.

“Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.” —Thomas Alva Edison, inventor (1847-1931) Promised Land State Park’s Annual Earth Day Park Cleanup—Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. to noon. Give back to Mother Nature by planting trees, tending to the Native Plant garden. Spend the whole day or any portion of it. Gloves and water will be provided. Wear old clothes, sturdy footwear and bring a water bottle. Preregister: (570) 676-0567.

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” —Mahatma Gandhi, architect of Indian nationalism (1869-1948)


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REAL ESTATE BUILDERS, SERVICES, NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION Liberty Homes, Route 940, Pocono Lake; (570) 646-4600; www.libertyhomesPA.com. 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.

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

Pocono Builders Association, 745 Main Street, Stroudsburg. (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 www.poconotileworks.com, and phone (570) 460-6439 for your free quote. Fully insured, references available.

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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. 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

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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.

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) 3253673 or (888) JIM-THORPE, and see www.JimThorpe.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) 421-7703, 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) 2246722 for a schedule to see the mill in operation; visit www.waynehistorypa.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,

20 thAnnual Victorian Tea & Luncheon Marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, the Monroe County Historical Association will present its 20th Annual Victorian Tea and Luncheon commemorating the Titanic. Guest speaker, Victorianna Lady Lisa, who will be dressed in authentic period clothing, will present “Titanic Memories,” a talk highlighting the fashions of the day, the etiquette aboard the ship and the history surrounding the ill-fated vessel. The Victorian Tea and Luncheon will be held on April 29th at the Chateau Resort and Conference Center in Tannersville. Social hour begins at 1 p.m., with seating at 1:45 p.m. The luncheon, which features an exquisite menu of fresh baby spinach and Romaine salad with sweet sliced strawberries, dried cranberries, candied almonds and crumbled feta, deep dish ham quiche with Gruyere cheese, herbs and asparagus spears, begins at 2:45 p.m. In addition to lunch, scones, muffins and an assorted desserts will also be served. Tickets for the tea and luncheon are $30 for Monroe County Historical Association members and $35 for nonmembers. Groups of 10 can reserve tables for $300 and $350, respectively. Proceeds benefit the Monroe County Historical Association. Please reserve by April 20. Call (570) 421-7703 for more information, or visit online: www.monroehistorical.org.


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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) 422-3483; 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) 2246722, 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 (Continued on Page 38)

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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) 296-9630; see www.greytowers.org or www.fs.fed.us/gt. 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) 421-5791; 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 1/2-price tour admission with a full-price 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.

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.

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) 5888615 or (610) 588-3434; visit www.slatebeltheritage.com.

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.

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.

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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BUSHKILL Fernwood & 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, year-round 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.fernwood.co. 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) 226-4388; 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) 226-2993 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 flowerfilled 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. POCONO MANOR 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 A

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of a lovely pond and Kittatinny Ridge. Close to Bushkill Falls and Columcille Megalith Park, yet a mere 72 miles from Manhattan. Contact: (570) 476-0203; www.santoshaontheridge.com. 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) 595-7401 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 out in nature. 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. TAFTON Lakeside Country Cottages— Lovely cottages in the ideal location, on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack. Cottages sleep 6 (bring your own towels and linens). Fully equipped kitchens. Outdoor charcoal grill. Also offers seasonal boat slip rentals. Intersection Routes 507 $390, Lake Wallenpaupack, Tafton, (570) 226-8907, www.lakesidecountrycottages.com.

Waverly’s 20 th Annual House, Garden & Gift Show On April 28th and 29th, the Waverly Community House will be your one-stop shopping center for house and garden items and services during the 20th Annual House, Garden and Gift Show. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. House, Garden & Gift Show Committee to 4 p.m. on Sunday. More than 30 vendors will offer home décor items, design advice and gifts, as well as everything you need to create a beautiful garden and landscape. You’ll also find plenty of original gift items and fresh flowers and plants, just in time for Mother’s Day. Duffy’s Coffee House will offer soups, sandwiches, specialty quiches and gourmet desserts. The Waverly Community House is located at 1115 North Abington Road. Admission to the show is $6, or $5.50 with this magazine’s ad for the show.


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SPAS & SALONS Fernwood Resort Spa, Rt. 209, Bushkill. Full service spa featuring massage and fitness center. (888) 337-6966; www.fernwood.co.

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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.

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 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.

Santosha on the Ridge, 121 Santosha Lane, Shawnee. A true sanctuary, Santosha features en suite massages and other bodywork therapies, private yoga room, fully stocked with books, props and cushions, and an outdoor labyrinth for walking meditation. Contact: (570) 476-0203; www.santoshaontheridge.com.

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

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Spa Shawnee at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware. A sanctuary for restoring the body, mind and soul. Facials and body treatments use all-natural, organic products. Single and couples’ massage rooms, hydrotherapy, full salon offering hair, make-up, scalp treatments, waxing, facials, body treatments and manicures/ pedicures. (570) 424-4000; www.spashawnee.com.

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C OMING E VENTS (Continued from Page 9) 4 p.m. Info: (570) 856-0377; www.poconogreyhound.com. April 22: Morning Bird Walk, Hickory Run State Park Complex, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums (570) 403-2006. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Meet at wooden bridge by park office. April 22: Hike, Mount Minsi, Appalachian Trail, Delaware Water Gap. 9:15 a.m. Sponsored by the Greater Scranton YMCA. 9:15 a.m. Info: (570) 343-5144. April 22: Sunday for Singles Hike, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC). Meet at 538 Emery

Road, Dingmans Ferry for offsite hike. (570) 828-2319. This monthly hike brings people together in beautiful settings. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 22: Kids Are Great Day, Matamoras Firehouse, Matamoras. 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Young children, ages newborn to age 8 and their families are invited to join in as they kick off the Week of the Young Child. Activities: moon bounce, sensory area, toddler time, bead crafts, button making, nature crafts, sand art, scooter races, live music and more. April 23: Conversation Through Education Adult Lecture, Geoffrey Mehl, The Pennystone Project Sponsored by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 7 p.m. East Stroudsburg University. Info: (570) 629-3061.

April 24 - Poconos Naturally Nature Walk, McDade Trail, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, 10 a.m. Sponsored by MCEEC. Meet at McDade Trail at Hialeah Picnic Area. $5/$3. Info: (570) 629-3061. April 25: Move It Outside Day Guided Hike, Hickory Run State Park Complex, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums (570) 403-2006. Leisurely 2-mile walk in the park. Registration required. April 26 thru May 13: Pandora Gift Set Special from American Candle, Route 611, Bartonsville, (570) 6293388; www.american-candle.com. Treat Mom to a genuine Pandora charm bracelet or add to her existing bracelet for a special low price.

Don’t Feed the Bears Viewing wildlife in their natural habitat can be a wonderful, exhilarating way to connect more deeply with nature. However, certain precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of the animals should always be taken:

• Don’t feed wild animals. Feeding wild animals puts them at great risk for becoming addicted to foods that are not natural for them. It also reduces their ability to forage for themselves. Wild animals who are fed by humans are more likely to become aggressive towards people. • Limit time spent observing animals. Encounters with people can be stressful to animals and can alter their normal behaviors. Half an hour is reasonable. • Stay clear of mothers with young. Nests, dens, and rookeries are especially vulnerable to human disturbance. Never herd, chase, or separate a mother from her young or try to handle pups. • Resist the temptation to “rescue” wild animals, especially babies. Mom is usually watching from a safe distance. If an animal appears sick, get professional help by calling park rangers or animal control officers. • Keep pets on a leash or leave them at home. Both pets and wild animals can be hurt if bitten. There is also danger of disease transmission. • Don’t litter. Be responsible for leaving a place better than you found it. Carry a trash bag and pick up litter when you see it.


This Week in the Poconos 43 April 27: Dinner and a Movie, Pike county Historical Society, 608 Broad Street, Milford, 6:30 p.m. Pasta dinner with showing of The Cheap Detective. $25. Info & reservations: (570) 296-8126. April 27: Little Falls Wildflower Walk, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. Meet 2 p.m. at Little Falls Parking Area, just below Lower Lake Bridge on Right. Call for directions: (570) 676-3428. April 27: Used Book Sale, North Pocono Public Library, Van Brunt Street, Moscow. April 27: Start Making Sense, Tribute to Talking Heads’ David Byrne, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. (570) 325-0249; www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com.

Doors: 7 p.m., Show time: 8 p.m. $20. April 27: In Good Taste, Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main Street, Honesdale, (570) 253-1220. Wine and food tastings from six local restaurants. $30 per person. April 27 & 28: Bon-Ton Community Day Sale, Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg. Local, non-profit organizations team with the BonTon family of stores through coupon booklet sales for discounts on merchandise. April 28: North Pocono Public Library Earth Day Celebration, North Pocono Library and Moscow Borough Building, Van Brunt Street, Moscow. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recycle items you no longer need, including electronics. Info: (570) 842-4700.

April 28: National Junior Ranger Day, Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200. Children ages 6 to 12 can work to become Junior Rangers during their visit. April 28: Park Boundary Trail Loop Hike #2, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. 10 a.m. Please register for this free event. April 28: Return of the “Scranton Limited” Train Ride, Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200. 30-minute round trip ride that crosses the Lackawanna River and passes historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station Hotel. Wednesdays thru Sundays. Departure times: 10:30 (Continued on Page 44)

America’s Best Idea The US National Park system has been dubbed “America’s Best Idea.” And since one good idea deserves another, you can celebrate National Parks Week by taking advantage of free admission to our country’s amazing national parks and federal lands. This year, National Parks Week runs from April 21 through April 29. Here are some of the national parks and recreation areas located in the Pocono Northeast:

DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, which features 70,000 acres of forests, fields, waterways, waterfalls, wildlife and multicolored mountains, and offers a multitude of adventure sports. Anglers can wade trout streams, hikers can peer into a 1,000 foot deep water gap, rafters can take on the white water of the Delaware River. For more information: www.nps.gov/dewa/index.htm. STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE in Scranton offers living history and special exhibits, including the movie “Steel and Steam.” Tour the Locomotive Repair Shops. Enjoy a short or longer train excursion. For more information: www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm. Conveniently located in downtown Scranton, which is an easy, short drive off all major routes (81, 380, 84, 6 & 11). GREY TOWERS in lovely Milford was the home of Gifford Pinchot, the country’s first preservationist and founder of the National Forest Service. Open to the public from May 26 through October 28, the spectacular mansion with sublime grounds offers a variety of events throughout its season. For more information: www.greytowers.org. Although Grey Towers is not open during National Parks Week, it is a must-see when visiting the Pocono Mountains region. National Parks help preserve the unrivaled natural beauty of the United States. They also offer budget friendly options for family vacations. To learn more: www.nps.gov/npweek.


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C OMING E VENTS (Continued from Page 43) a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $5. April 28: A Year in the Life of a Wild Turkey, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, www. pplpreserves.com. Join Pennsylvania Game Commissioner Ron Tussel for a journey into life of a wild turkey. April 28: Spring Into Action Park Cleanup, Hickory Run State Park Complex, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums (570) 403-2006. Registration required. April 28: 18th Parkinson’s Unity Walk, Walk for Nina. Pocono Mountains resident Janine Savoca is raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease. Janine’s mother Nina, who succumbed to Parkinson’s, was a Poconos resident for over 21 years. To donate, call Janine at (570) 656-6692. April 28: Earth Day Celebration, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. Hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits animals, crafts, food, music and much more. $5 per car. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28: North Pocono Public Library Groundbreaking, Civil Design Partners, 1310 Church Street, Moscow. 11:30 a.m.

Celebration of construction of new 8400 square foot library with latest technologies, 90-seat community room and spacious reading/study areas. Groundbreaking will feature hotdogs, music, giveaways and raffle for Kindle Fire. Info: (570) 842-4700. April 28: Wishbone Ash, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. (570) 325-0249; www. mauchchunkoperahouse.com. Doors: 7 p.m., Show time: 8 p.m. $28. April 28: en Vogue Vogue Vogue, a Fashion Spectacular to Benefit the United Way of Monroe County, 580 Main Street, Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. April 28: Salamander Meander, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 10 a.m. 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Cost: $5/$3. April 28: NEPAS Adopt-a-Highway. Join the NEPA Audubon Society in a cleanup along Route 191 near Lake Ariel. Free breakfast. Info: (570) 253-9599. April 28: LEGO Contest at the Wayne County Builders Association Home and Garden Festival, Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart. Children 5 thru 12 in 2 age groups build LEGO homes and compete for prizes. Preregister: (570) 226-4941. April 28 & 29: Arts & Crafts Fair, Mt. Haven Resort, Log Tavern Road,

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Milford. Info: (201) 919-0459; www.artpluscraft.net. April 28 & 29: Home and Garden Festival, Wayne County Builders Association, Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission. Main Street Jewelers of Hamlin will be onsite from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, paying cash for gold and silver. Home improvement live auction on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Arts and crafts, flowers, foods, all-nature produce from Green Pasture Farms, live wood carving demonstrations, seminars, children’s activities and more. Info: (570) 226-4941. April 29: 12th Annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine, Scranton Cultural Center at Masonic Hall, Grand Ballroom, 420 North Washington Avenue, 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $85 per person; $100 per patron. Info: (570) 344-1111.S April 29: 20th Annual Victorian Tea and Luncheon, Monroe County Historical Association, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7703; www.monroehistorical.org. 1 p.m. social hour; luncheon begins at 2 p.m. Guest speaker Victoriana Lady Lisa will present topic, “Titanic Memories,” to commemorate 100th anniversary of the of the Titanic. Price: $30 for members; $35 nonmembers; $300 per table for members; $350 nonmembers. April 29: Pianist Thomas Pandolfi Plays Gershwin, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe.

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This Week in the Poconos 45 (570) 325-0249; www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com. Doors: 7 p.m., Show time: 8 p.m. $21. April 29: EcoZone! Afternoon, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Interactive natural history exhibits. Great for kids. Free. April 29: Hike, McDade Trail, Pocono Outdoor Club, 1 p.m. Meet at the Hialeah parking area. Info: (570) 236-6831. April 30 thru June 1: Art Show, Talma Solomon, “Nature Beauty,” Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. May 1: Mother’s Day Brunch, The Settlers Inn, 4 Main Avenue, Hawley, (800) 833-8527. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A la carte special menu. May 1: Mother’s Day Dinner, The Settlers Inn, 4 Main Avenue, Hawley, (800) 833-8527. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. A la carte special menu. May 2: Public Bog Walk, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 1 p.m. 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Cost: $5/$3. May 4: Tosca, Pocono Community Theater, 88 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg, (570) 616-0317, 7 p.m. Vienna-born soprano Martina Serafin and baritone Renato Bruson star in this film, which is part of the “Cinema Meets Culture” series. Tickets: $15. May 4 & 5: Drum Making Workshop, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. $250/$200 commuter rate. Master drummer, Maxwell Kofi Donkor, will lead you through the steps of making your own drum.

May 4 thru 6: Introduction to Knitting, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. $195/$150 commuter rate. Join Patti Shreiner for a relaxing weekend in the Poconos. Beginners are welcome. Learn how to knit a scarf or tea cozy Advanced knitters can knit a lace shawl or work on their own projects. Includes 2 nights of lodging and 6 meals. May 5: The Pocono Mountains BIGGEST Yard Sale to Benefit the United Way of Monroe County, Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, Route 611, Mount Pocono, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors’ spaces just $15. Great shopping and deals, refreshments, entertainment, music and children’s activities. Rain or shine. Info: (570) 629-5657, www.unitedwaymonroe.org. May 5: Native Plant Sale, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose from a variety of native and deer resistant flowers, shrubs and grasses. Pre-sale date for PEEC members on Friday, May 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 5: Annual Community Expo & Car Show 2012, Delaware Valley School, Milford, Free, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5: Art Opening: Talma Solomon, “Nature Beauty,” Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. May 5: EcoZone! Day, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. 10 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Interactive natural history exhibits. Great for kids. $5 per person. May 5: Earth Day Cleanup at Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. 9 a.m. to Noon. Meet at Park Office Porch.

May 5: Rapid Running Pocono Half Marathon, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond Road, Long Pond, (812) 841-6523. May 5: Mother’s Day Trunk Show, American Candle, Route 611, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3388; www. american-candle.com. Treat Mom exquisite jewelry by Kameleon. May 5: Wendy’s Pocono Xterra Trail Run, Big Pocono State Park, Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 814-0346, 10 a.m. Open to all. $20/in advance; $25/day of event. Registration required. May 5 & 6: Jim Thorpe Art Weekend, Broadway, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-0216. Art and music all weekend long in historic Jim Thorpe. May 5 thru 31: Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour Celebrates 51 Years, Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour, 2487 Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226-3293. Call for times/prices. May 6: Wildflower Walk, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. May 7: 3rd Annual Lackawanna College Lake Region Scholarship, The Club at Woodloch Springs, 9 a.m. Register by April 25. Info and registration: (570) 955-1456. May 9: Monroe County Garden Club 85th Anniversary Celebration—A Roaring Twenties Tea Party, Chateau Resort and Conference Center, Tannersville, 11:30 a.m. $20. Register by April 30. Attendees encouraged to dress in period costume. Info: (570) 420-0283. May 9: Public Bog Walk, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 1 p.m. 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Cost: $5/$3. (Continued on Page 46)


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C OMING E VENTS (Continued from Page 45) May 10: In Pursuit of Amphibians, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Park Office Conference Room. Please register for this free event. May 11: Welcome Spring Paddle with the Naturalist, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Day Use Area Beach Lower Lot. Enjoy kayaking or canoeing. Bring your own or borrow one from Promised Land State Park. Rental fee: $5. You must have a PA State Park Launch Permit or registration from the PAFBC. Participants must wear a US Coast Guard-approved Type I, II or III PFD. Reservations required. This is a fantastic way to start your weekend. May 11 thru 13: Warbler Weekend, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. Cost: $195, includes 2 nights of lodging and 6 meals. Enjoy guided hikes with experienced field leaders as they identify birds by sight, sound and habitat. May 11 thru 13: Nature and Wildlife Photography Weekend, Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans

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Ferry, (570) 828-2319. $250/$200 commuter rate. Preregister. May 12: International Migratory Bird Day. Join a team from the NEPA Audubon Society at 6 a.m. to look for returning migratory birds. Info: (570) 446-9597. May 12: The American Chestnut— Can it make a comeback? Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 10 a.m. 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. Cost: $5/$3.

May 16 & 17: The Joey Vincent Show, Mt. Haven Resort, Log Tavern Road, Milford, (800) 553-1530, ext. 9309. Extraordinary entertainer Joey Vincent is a singer, impressionist, standup comic and gifted trumpet player who sells out quickly. May 18: Make A Wish Foundation Dinner Dance & Silent Auction, Stroudsmoor Country Inn at Terraview, Stroudsburg, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Help make children’s dreams come true. Enjoy a magical evening of live entertainment, silent auction and dinner. Tickets are only $60. RSVP by May 7 to (570) 424-5081 or (570) 424-8766.

May 12: Parkinson’s Disease Unity Fundraiser, Luna Rossa. Featuring musical talents of Big Things. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 donation. Food and drinks can be purchased at event. Info: (570) 656-6692.

May 18: Rubies in the Air— Pennsylvania’s Hummingbirds, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. Meet at 6 p.m. at Park Office Conference Room. Please register for this free event.

May 12: Whitewater Dam Release Day, Pocono Whitewater, 1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, (800) 944-8392. Class III whitewater rafting for ages 8 and up. $62.95 per person, includes rafting equipment, life jacket, parking, shuttle service to/from river and river guides.

May 18: 21st Annual Kettle Creek Environmental Fund Dinner/ Auction, Camelback Mountain, Tannersville, 6 p.m. Purchase tickets by May 7. All proceeds benefit the Monroe County Environmental Education Center. Info: (570) 6293060; www.mcconservation.org.

May 13: Mother’s Day Birds and Blooms, NEPA Audubon Society. Take mom for a birds and blooms walk on a beautiful private property outside Honesdale. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Info: (570) 253-2364.

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Ongoing: Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic, Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville, needs volunteers one day per week to check in clients and help out at vaccination clinics. Must be able to commit to one day per week, every week, and arrive at 8:15 a.m. on that day. Info: (570) 994-5846; or stop in office. Ongoing: Love at First Bite, Pocono Cheesecake Factory on Rt. 611 in Swiftwater, (570) 839-6844; www.poconocheesecake.com. 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. Ongoing: Zip-Flyer at CBK Mountain Adventures is open for flight. Enjoy the thrill of the continent’s longest and fastest zip-flyer. www.cbkmountainadventures.com.


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Wayne County Home & Garden Festival Give your home a spring makeover with help from the free weekend-long Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) Home and Garden Festival on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival, which promises fun for the whole family, takes place at Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart. Vendors will be on hand with wares for improving your home, inside and out. Learn about the latest in landscaping, windows, home decor, flooring and more. Find a local home improvement professional. Activities include arts & crafts, seminars and demonstrations. Children can enter a LEGO contest. Saturday features electronic recycling and a Flower Pot Contest, replete with prizes, at 11 a.m. On Sunday, a Live Home Improvement Auction featuring faucets, doors, sinks, vanities, power tools and lighting fixtures, takes the stage. Throughout the weekend, Main Street Jewelers of Hamlin will be onsite to turn your gold or silver into cash. For more information: (470) 226-4941; waynecountybuilders.com.

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