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SURF THE MOUNTAINS Your Pocono Portal American Candle: www.american-candle.com

PennDOT’s NEPA Transportation Website: www.neparoads.com

Barley Creek Brewing Company: www.barleycreek.com

PennDOT’s Travel Information Website: www.511pa.com

Bear Creek Inne: www.bearcreekinne.com

Pike County Conservation District: www.pikeconservation.org

Big Brown Fish & Pay Lakes: www.bigbrownfish.com

Pike County Tourism: www.discoverpikepa.com

Bushkill Falls: www.visitbushkillfalls.com

Pocono Arts Council: www.poconoarts.org

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark: www.camelbeach.com

Pocono Bike Rentals: www.poconobikerentals.com

CBK Mountain Adventures: www.CBKmountainadventures.com

Pocono Builders Association: www.poconobuilders.org

Century 21 Select Pocono Pines: www.C21PoconoPines.com

Pocono Cheesecake Factory: www.poconocheesecake.com

Country Junction: www.countryjunction.com

Pocono Environmental Education Center: www.peec.org

Country Kettle: www.country-kettle.com

Pocono Indian Museum: www.poconoindianmuseum.com

Countryside Housekeeping Cottages: www.countrysidecottages.com

Pocono Mountain Arts Council: www.poconomac.com

Crescent Lodge: www.crescentlodge.com

Pocono Mountains Flying Club: www.mpoflyingclub.org

Crossing Abilities Playground: www.crossingabilities.org

Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport Aviation Day:

Delaware Highlands Conservancy: www.delawarehighlands.org

www.mpoairport.com

Dorflinger Glass Museum: http://dorflinger.org/glass_museum.html 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 Grey Towers National Historic Landmark: www.fs.fed.us/gt Holley Ross Pottery: www.holleyross.com Honesdale Festival of the Arts: www.visithonesdalepa.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 Land of Make Believe: www.lomb.com Liberty Homes Custom Builders: www.libertyhomespa.com Make-A-Wish of Greater PA: www.wishgreaterpa.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 Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm: www.quietvalley.org Ross and Ross Nursery: www.rossandrossnursery.com Santosha on the Ridge B & B: www.santoshaontheridge.com The Settlers Inn: www.thesettlersinn.com Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Museum: www.sculptediceworks.com/tour Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: www.shawneeinn.com Shawnee Mountain Spring Festivals: www.shawneemt.com The Shawnee Playhouse: www.theshawneeplayhouse.com Skytop Lodge: www.skytop.com Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge: www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge.com Slopeside Pub & Grill at Blue Mountain Ski Area: www.skibluemt.com The Spa at Mount Airy: www.thespaatmountairy.com The Spa at Mountain Laurel: www.thespaatmountainlaurel.com

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

Spa Shawnee and Salon: www.spashawnee.com

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs: www.mohegansunpocono.com

S&S Speedways - Indoor Go-Karts: www.ssspeedways.com

Monroe County Conservation District: www.mcconservation.org

Starting Gate: www.startinggateonline.com

Monroe County Historical Association: www.monroehistorical.org

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

Mountain Springs Lake Resort: www.mslresort.com

Tannery Depot General Store: www.tannerydepot.com

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

Teeters’ Furniture: www.teetersfurniture.com

NEPA Audubon Society: www.nepaaudubonsociety.org

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

One Stop Travel: www.onestoptravelagency.net

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

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

Visit PA: www.visitPA.com

PA PowerPort: www.state.pa.us

Water Gap Trolley: www.watergaptrolley.com

PA State Park Information: www.visitpaparks.com

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

Paradise Fishing Preserve: www.paradisetrout.com

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

Passport to the Poconos: www.passporttothepoconos.com

Woehrle’s Bait Shop: www.woehrlesbaitshop.com


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As festival season descends on the Pocono Northeast, bringing with it arts, antiques, baby farm animals and delicious local foods, the hills are alive with the sound of music—Irish music at the Shawnee Celtic Festival in the southern part of the region. Up north, in historic Honesdale, the Festival of the Arts showcases local artists, chefs, bakers and craftspeople. In Stroudsburg, Quiet Valley’s Farm Animal Frolic is too big—and adorable—to be contained in one weekend. Of course, the most important celebration of the month—Mother’s Day—kicks off the festivities. Merry, merry May, so many reasons to revel, here in the Poconos.

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Save on the Best of the Poconos Passport to the Poconos offers big discounts on the finest hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions in the Pocono Mountains. Purchase a Passport for $20 and save hundreds of dollars while sampling the full menu of what the Poconos have to offer. Passports are valid for one full year. Activities you’ll save on include golf, white water rafting, zip lining, horseback riding and skydiving. Stay in the region’s most memorable hotels, inns and bed & breakfasts, including The Frogtown Inn, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Crescent Lodge and Cove Haven. Enjoy discounts on the jazz performances for which the Poconos are renowned. With over 100 participating businesses, your Passport to the Poconos can be used to purchase jewelry, gifts, shoes, home furnishings and more from favorite retailers, including American Candle, Cooks Tour, Country Kettle, Holley Ross Pottery and Photo: Mike Gadomski Timeless Treasures. www.mpgadomski.com Purchase your Passport online at www.passporttothepoconos.com, through email at info@passporttothepoconos.com, by phone at (570) 460-0399, or by visiting Water Gap Trolley, exit 310 off I-80 in Delaware Water Gap. Passport to the Poconos is your passport to fun and savings. No visa required.

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 • 10AM–5PM • Craft Vendors, Music, Entertainment & Demonstrations Throughout the Day • 9:30AM–1:30PM Farmers Market (Main St. & Visitors Center)

Enjoy Craft Vendors,

• 5–7PM Antique Car Cruise (Central Park)

Themed Restaurant

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 • 10AM–4PM • Craft Vendors, Music & Entertainment Throughout the Day • 5th Annual Airing of the Quilts (Sponsored by A Stitch In Time) • 2PM–4PM Antiques on Display (Central Park)

Specials and Great Shopping at our Fine Gift Shops & Stores

Sponsored by B&B Dodge, Baer Sport Center, Wayne County Ford & Wayne County Commissioners. To pre-register call 570-253-5492.

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Slopeside Scenery Mere steps off the Appalachian Trail, the evergreen dotted Blue Mountain in Palmerton offers one of the best places to gaze upon the ancient Pocono Mountains—from the outdoor patio of its Slopeside Pub & Grill. Enjoy a pub menu featuring appetizers, signature sandwiches, tacos, entrees and drinks. While you’re there, play a game of disc golf or relax, soaking in the serene scenery. Less than an hour and a half’s drive from Philadelphia and its suburbs, Blue Mountain offers the ideal quick getaway. Slopeside’s summer season kicks off on May 25th, just in time for Memorial Day weekend festivities that abound in the Pocono Mountains. Open Thursday through Sunday, Slopeside’s daily specials include Yuengs & Wings, Clam Night, Chef’s Choice and Tacos & Margaritas. For more information: (610) 826-7700, ext. 1220, www.skibluemt.com.


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2012, ARTSPACE Gallery, 18 N. Seventh Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org.

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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 See the ENTERTAINMENT Column on Page 22 for Local Live Entertainment!

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 May 27: Pocono Arts Council Members’ Exhibition

May 11: Milford’s Black Bear Film Festival, Mays at the Movies: Fargo, (570) 409-0909, www.blackbearfilm.com. 8 p.m. Introduction and Q&A with Bill Mays. May 11: Mary Higgins Clark and Daughter Carol Higgins Clark Book Signing and Discussion, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, (888) 946-4672, www.mohegansunpocono.com. 7 p.m. in Seasons Ballroom. May 11: Pam Purvis Quintet, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $7. May 11 & 12: Native Plant Sale—Gardening for Butterflies, Brodhead Watershed Association. Held at Northampton Community

College, Tannersville. May 11: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 12: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Butterfly weed—a perennial, will be one of the many flowering plants loved by pollinators at this year’s sale. Come learn how to attract birds and butterflies to your garden. Author Geoffrey Mehl, BWA member, local naturalist and gardener will be on hand to sign his latest book. May 11 thru 13: The Lion in Winter, Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 421-5093; www.TheShawneePlayhouse.com. Tickets: Adults, $18; Seniors: $15; Children $10. In 1183 King Henry II plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. With the fate of Henry’s empire at stake, everyone engages in their own brand of deception and treachery to stake their claim. Presented by Center Stage Players. Show time: 8 p.m. May 11, 12; 2 p.m. May 13. May 11 thru 13: Warbler Weekend, Pocono Environmental

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ThisWeek.net 7 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 Ferry, (570) 828-2319. $250/$200 commuter rate. Acclaimed wildlife photographer Len Rue, gives invaluable instruction on capturing nature at its best. Cost: $250/$200. Preregistration required. May 11 thru 13: Milford’s Black Bear Film Festival, Mays at the Movies, Jazz Concert and 3 films showcasing works of beloved Pike County resident Bill Mays. (570) 409-0909, www.blackbearfilm.com. 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: Jesse Green All Stars, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 4242000, www.deerheadinn.com. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $12/$6, after 9:30. 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 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 12: Pick Your Own Salad, PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Learn to identify local wildgrowing edibles. (Continued on Page 8)

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Water Gap Trolley VISIT THE FAMOUS DELAWARE WATER GAP “8th Scenic Wonder of the World”

May 12: Hike, Ricketts Glen State Park, sponsored by Pocono Outdoors Club. 9 a.m. Meet at CVS in Blakeslee Shopping Center, Rt. 940/Rt. 115. Hike to 21 waterfalls, approximately 7 miles. Steep sections with slippery trails. Register: (570) 629-5293.

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Welcome to our authentic all-weather trolleys. Relax while our trained guides take you back through history & many points of interest. Learn about the Indians & early settlers!

7 DAYS A WEEK - 10 AM- 4 PM - RAIN OR SHINE ALSO! Enjoy Miniature Golf - Play all day one low price! Scenic Picnic Area - Pavilion - Food & Cody’s Gift Shop Rte. 611 • Delaware Water Gap • Exit 310 off I-80 570 476-9766 • www.watergaptrolley.com

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8 This Week in the Poconos local folk favorites Ken deAngelis and Julie Ziavras.

Coming Events (Continued from Page 7)

May 12: Mother’s Day Concert—A Musical Bouquet, Church of the Good Shepherd, 321 Fifth Street, Milford. An 1849 beautiful historic church is a lovely setting for a concert by the Pike County Choral Society. Special guests include

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.

    Opening May 25th • Grand Opening June 30th

See how ice sculptures are made and learn about natural ice harvesting! Admission includes Museum & Tour $5 per person, under 3 free     

May 12: Milford’s Mays at the Movies Life Jazz Concert, (570) 409-0909, www.blackbearfilm.com. 8 p.m. Featuring Bill Mays (piano), Tim Norner (drums) and Martin Wind (bass). May 13: Moms Paddle Free. Kittatinny Canoes, Dingmans Ferry Base, 2130 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry on the Delaware River, (800) 356-2852, www.kittatinny.com. Calm or whitewater rafting.

   

 

May 12: Milford’s Black Bear Film Festival, Mays at the Movies: Where the Wild Things Are, (570) 409-0909, www.blackbearfilm.com. 2 p.m. Introduction and Q&A with Bill Mays.

  

May 13: 3 Spirit, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. $5. May 13: Mother’s Day Buffet, Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, 205 Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-7355. Reservations required. May 13: Mother’s Day Brunch, The French Manor Inn and Spa, South Sterling, (570) 676-3244; www.thefrenchmanor.com, Noon to 4 p.m. May 13: Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner, The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, 4 Main Avenue, Hawley, (800) 833-8527, www.thesettlersinn.com. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Special a la carte menu. Pianist Frank Williams. 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. May 13: Milford’s Black Bear Film Festival, Mays at the Movies:


ThisWeek.net 9 Terms of Endearment, (570) 4090909, www.blackbearfilm.com. 2 p.m. The ultimate Mother’s Day movie. May 13: Mother’s Day Brunch, Timber’s Buffet, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, (888) 946-4672, www.mohegansunpocono.com. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $19.99/$11.99. May 13: Mother’s Day Shopping Special, Marshall Rousso & Ruby Blue, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, (888) 946-4672, www.mohegansunpocono.com. 10% off purchases over $75 and $50, respectively. May 15: Round Buildings: Living Outside the Box, Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street, Honesdale. Geodesic domes, yurts, silos and a house that can withstand a major hurricane will be discussed. Sponsored by the local group SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support of Northeast PA). 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Info: (570) 224-0052, www.SeedsGroup.net. May 15: Safe Haven Pet Rescue Volunteer Meeting, Cherry’s Restaurant, Route 209, near Route 534, Kresgeville, 6:30 p.m. May 15: Rain Barrel Workshop: Saving for a Sunny Day, PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Learn to recycle rainwater; install a rain barrel at your house—it’s much easier than you think. One participant will win a free rain barrel. May 16: Public Bog Walk, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 1 p.m. Cost: $5/$3. Preregistration required. Bogs are highly sensitive habitats, extremely important for

biodiversity. Floating boardwalk gives unique access to Tannersville Bog.

Greentown, (570) 676-0567. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20. Preregistration required.

May 16: Antiques on Wheels Display Preregistration Deadline, Festival of the Arts, Honesdale. Info: (570) 253-5492. Motorized vehicles, 25 years and older, in good running condition will be featured. Trophies for longest running tractor, smallest four-wheel car, oldest running motorcycle, work truck with most character. Register your vehicle today.

May 17: Jazz Jam with Bill Goodwin & Friends, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. No music charge.

May 16 & 17: The Joey Vincent Show, Mt. Haven Resort, Log Tavern Road, Milford, (800) 5531530, 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) 4245081 or (570) 424-8766.

May 17: Pocono Arts Council 6th Annual “Fine Art” Parking Meter Competition Award, 18 North 7th Street, Stroudsburg, www.poconoarts.org.

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 17: Biodiversity Basics Teacher Workshop: Focus on Wildlife, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road,

May 18: Celtic, Folk & World Music Concert by Four Shillings Short, The Bookhouse Concerts, (Continued on Page 42)

ECKLEY

MINERS’ VILLAGE FASHION SHOW Sunday May 20, 2pm to 5pm See the styles preferred by fashionable men and women of the 19th century Periods and styles featured include Civil War, Victorian, Mourning garb & Eckley’s own fashions Tea & cookies will be served in the beautiful Sharpe House after the fashion show Admission is $5.00 MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 9AM TO 5PM SATURDAY 9AM TO 5PM SUNDAY 12PM TO 5PM

For More Information, Visit eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com

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Shopping Around American Candle, Route 611, Bartonsville, exit 302 off I-80, (570) 629-3388, www.american-candle.com Much more than candles, this enormous retailer offers women’s accessories, jewelry, collectibles, home decor and gifts. Swarovski, Jim Shore, Charming Tails, Lenox, Pandora, Vera Bradley, Baggallini, Snap and Dansko footwear. Huge Candy Room. Open daily.

Cooks Tour, Route 390, Mountainhome, (570) 595-0370, www.cookstournepa.com Unique cookware you won’t find in big box stores. Cannoli molds, pasta machines, fondue sets, pizza/bread stones, Spaetzle makers and more. Scanpan Ceramic Titanium Cookware, Henckels, Wusthoff, Le Creuset and Caspari. Cooking classes and senior -OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEKRoute 611 Bartonsville, PA 18321

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citizens’ discounts. Open daily.

Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road, Route 209, Lehighton, (610) 377-5050, www.countryjunction.com. “World’s Largest General Store.” Enormous inventory includes home/garden accents, giftware, antiques and novelties. Service Team installs flooring, windows and doors, gutter, garages, siding, fencing and insulation. Lumber and wine cellar with wine tasting. Open daily.

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Country Kettle, Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 421-8970, www.country-kettle.com. Wow! Look at all that candy. Over 250 barrels of treats. Collectibles and giftware. Swarovski, John Medeiros, Jim Shore, Lenox, Charming Tails, Yankee and Wood Wick candles, kitchenware, garden flags and stones, wind chimes and home decor. Open daily.

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


ThisWeek.net 11 Glass Hat, Route 191 in Hamlin, (570) 689-4060, www.wpsada.com. Elegant glassware, antique oak and country furniture, collectibles, estate jewelry, pottery, home decor, kitchenware and Depression glass. Tea sets and accessories. Christmas Room. Open daily.

pottery, paintings and prints, vintage clothing and textiles. Imported foods. Housed in an1870 Gothic Revival building.

Route 191, LaAnna (Between Cresco & Newfoundland)

SAVINGS UP TO 70%

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315,

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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Holley Ross Pottery, Route 191, La Anna, (570) 6763248, www.holleyross.com. Pottery showroom, gift shop and studio where skilled craftsmen produce beautiful wares. Featuring Weeping Gold Pottery, made on site. Up to 70% off Fiesta ware, China sets, dolls, planters and home decor.

Since 1932

A Unique Nursery, Inc. Assortment of Plants, Trees & Herbs EXOTIC PLANTS • GARDEN GIFTS WALKWAYS • PATIOS • LANDSCAPE DESIGN ANTIQUES • DUTCH HILL PRESERVES

OPEN DAILY -Rt.191, Paradise Valley

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AND SO VERY MUCH MORE! The Factory Outlet at the Factory Open May 1 thru mid-December Winter Store Hours By Chance or By Appointment

570 676-3248 www.holleyross.com

COOKS TOUR • THE ONE Hutton Metalcrafts, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-7778, www.copperlamps. com. Unique handcrafted metal works, copper lanterns, lamps, candle lanterns, copper wall sculptures, fine pewter ornaments and necklaces. Fine oil paintings on glass. Open Tues. thru Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call ahead for spring hours.

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(570) 595-0370 YOUR COMPLETE SOURCE FOR C OOKWARE !

FAMOUS BRAND NAMES INCLUDE: Scanpan Ceramic Titanium Cookware, Cuisinart, Waring and Chef’s Choice Appliances, Henckels, Wusthoff, Zyliss, Peugeot Peppermills, Le Creuset, Microplane, Kaiser Bakeware, Caspari, and a complete array of gadgets, cookware and bakeware for people whose passion is cooking!

BRIDAL REGISTRY AVAILABLE

Miss Elly’s Antiques & Such, 518 Church Street off Main Avenue, Hawley, (570) 226-7513, www.missellysantiques. com. Affordable treasures, including furniture, glass,

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

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Wilkes-Barre, (570) 831-2100, www.mohegansunpocono. com. Specialty shops include Ruby Blue, Crossing Vineyards Wine & Cheese and Marshall Rousso.

One Stop Travel, Pocono Peddlers Village, Tannersville, (570) 620-1200, www.onestoptravelagency. net. 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 Don’t Miss . . .

COPPER LANTERNS & CANDLE LANTERNS Fine pewter ornaments and necklaces. Oil painting on stone and glass. Solid copper wall sculptures. All hand crafted in our studio.

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and lunch. Reservations required.

Pocono Cheesecake Factory, Route 611, Swiftwater, (570) 839-6844, www.poconocheesecake. com. “Love at First Bite.” Cheesecake and other goodies made fresh on the premises. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pocono Tile Works, (570) 460-6439, www.PoconoTileWorks.com. Expert custom tile design and installation. Marble is also a specialty. Fully insured, reliable and reputable. References available.

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Potting Shed, Settler’s Inn, 4 Main Avenue in Hawley. (570) 226-2993, (800) 8338527, www.thesettlersinn. com. Gift shop featuring eco-friendly products, jewelry, innovative stationery, gardening tools and pottery.

Ross & Ross Nursery, Route 191, Paradise Valley, (570) 595-9760. All things green and blooming, since 1932. Exotic and local plants, gardening supplies. Herb shop on site. Open daily.

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ThisWeek.net 13 209, East Stroudsburg, (570) 420-9948. Brand name and designer apparel, everchanging array of accessories, shoes, bags and artwork. One-of-a-kind treasures.

Starting Gate Action Sports, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-4807, www. startinggateonline.com. Complete sporting goods store featuring apparel and equipment lines from Burton, Salomon, K2, Volcom, O’Neill, Bonfire and The North Face. Equipment available to rent. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can

Teeters’ Furniture, Main Avenue, Hawley, (570) 226-3112, www.teetersfurniture. com. Since 1849, Teeters’ has been selling the finest furniture. Tom Seely, Simply Amish, Kincaid, Winners Only, Chatham and Stanley. Delivery and set-up available.

recommend the best local venue for your sport of choice.

Tannery Depot, Route 534 and Lehigh Tannery Bridge, White Haven, (570) 6064325, www.tannerydepot. com. Old-fashioned general store featuring everything for outdoors excursions. Groceries, camping equipment, firewood, tarps, fishing supplies. Coffee, free WiFi and bike rentals. Open Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Spa at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, (570) 243-5230, www.thespaatmountairy.com. Luxurious skincare and spa products— Sothys Paris, OPI, Paul Mitchell. (Continued on Page 14)

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Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store, Route 390, Cresco, (570) 595-2501,

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Let’s face it: flowers, while thoughtful, lack imagination. Candy is sweet, but will not leave a lasting impression. Doesn’t the woman who gave you life deserve a gift that makes her feel special? If you haven’t already bought your mom a gift she’ll love, you still have time. Here are some suggestions for making this Mother’s Day memorable: For a unique gift that adds lasting warmth to her home, brighten mom’s day with an Antique Copper Candle Lantern. Metal artists Tom Hutton and his wife, Xian Wei Xian, create unique copper lamps, sculptures, ornaments, pendants and other decorative arts. Hutton Metalcrafts, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (570) 646-7778, www.copperlamps.com. Jewelry is the universal gift all women adore. For a striking piece that helps mom make a fashion statement, give her a John Medeiros necklace or Swarovski ring. Both are elegant and affordable, and available at Country Kettle, Business Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 421-8970, www.country-kettle.com. Although mom gets the day off from cooking, she’ll delight in receiving functional and fabulous kitchen gadgets. Peugeot pepper mills make every meal more beautiful. For an array of unique kitchen items you won’t find in big chain stores or outlets, stop by Cooks Tour, Route 390, Mountainhome, (570) 595-0370, www.cookstournepa.com. Visit Holley Ross Pottery, Route 191, La Anna, (570) 676-3248, www.holleyross. com for festive Fiesta ware and stunning Weeping Gold Pottery, which is made onsite with real gold. It’s all the rage and if your mom doesn’t have one, this is the year to surprise her with a Pandora bracelet. The charm bracelet is truly egalitarian, with beads ranging from $25 to $720. You’ll find a fantastic selection of Pandora bracelets and charms, including a Mother’s Day Special gift set, at American Candle, Route 611, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3388, www.american-candle.com. This year, toast mom on her special day with a special wine from Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road, Route 209, Lehighton, (610) 377-5050, www.countryjunction.com. Dazzle her with a Broadway show, keeping it stress-free by booking your bus trip to Manhattan through One Stop Travel, Pocono Peddlers Village, Tannersville, (570) 620-1200, onestoptravelagency.net. For a handbag that has as much personality as your mom, choose a Vera Bradley bag. During Mother’s Day weekend you’ll find them on sale at Theo B. Price Inc. Country Store, Route 390, Cresco, (570) 5952501, www.theobprice.com. The quaint country store also features a wide selection of Pashmina scarves, perfect for a cool summer’s eve. Finally, for the mom who has everything except enough time to relax, pamper her with a gift certificate from the Spa at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, (570) 243-5230, www.thespaatmountairy.com. She can choose from a variety of massages or facials or you can treat her to an entire spa day.

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BUSHKILL

BEAR CREEK

Fernwood Hotel & Resort, Route 209, (570) 588-9500, www.fernwood.co. Multiple onsite restaurants: Mama Bella’s Tuscan Grille, sports pub, Pizza Hut and Scoops. Wintergreen’s Bar and Grill overlooks the lake and golf course. Enjoy cocktails and entertainment.

Bear Creek Inne, Route 115, (570) 472-9045, www.bearcreekinne.com. Serving fresh seafood, steak, veal and chicken dinners at reasonable prices since 1972. Casual dining in a lovely country setting. Private party room available.

HAWLEY Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort & Restaurant, 205 Route 507, (570) 2264388, www.ehrhardts.com. Kick back and enjoy this restaurant located on Lake

Wallenpaupack. Featuring classic American cuisine and gluten-free selections. Open 7 days a week at 11:30 a.m. Weekly specials, live entertainment on Friday nights. The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, 4 Main Avenue, (570) 226-2993, (800) 833-8527, www.thesettlersinn.com. Serving seasonal game and fish with locally grown produce. Enjoy artisan breads and desserts baked onsite. Regularly scheduled wine chats and dining events. Lunch and dinner daily. Four-diamond AAA rating, Wine Spectator magazine award-winner and member of Historic Hotels of America. LAKE HARMONY Boulder View Tavern, South Lake Drive, (570) 722-9696, www.boulderviewtavern.com. Huge imported and domestic wine and beer selection. Great pub foods. PALMERTON

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Junction Rts. 191 & 940 • Paradise Valley

800 392-9400 570 595-7486 www.crescentlodge.com

Slopeside Pub, Blue Mountain, 1660 Blue Mountain Dr., (610) 826-7700, www.skibluemt.com. Pub menu with spectacular views. Live entertainment, drink and food specials. PARADISE VALLEY Crescent Lodge & Country Inn, Routes 191 & 940, (570) 595-7486,


ThisWeek.net 19 (800) 392-9400, www.crescentlodge.com. Fine dining plus cocktail lounge with pub menu. POCONO MANOR The Inn at Pocono Manor, Routes 314 & 940, (570) 839-7111, www.poconomanor.com. The Exchange features eclectic American cuisine with a continental flair, plus a global wine list. Casual dress, with collared shirts for men; no shorts, T-shirts or sneakers. POCONO PINES Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant & Pub in the Pines, Route 940, (570) 6462377, www.breakfastking.com. Dubbed the “Breakfast King,” Jubilee serves up the most important meal of the day daily from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch/dinner menus include steaks, seafood, burgers, wraps, paninis, sandwiches, soups and salads. The adjoining Pub in the Pines is a popular nightspot with 15 beers on tap. Established in 1968. SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE The Gem and Keystone, River Road, located next to Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, (570) 424-0990, www.GemAndKeystone.com. Home of ShawneeCraft Brewing Company artisanal heirloom whole-food beer, handcrafted on the premises. The menu features Pennsylvania farmstead cheeses and Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

River Room, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, (570) 4244000, www.shawneeinn.com. Fine dining amid spectacular views.

SKYTOP Skytop Lodge, Route 390, (570) 595-7401, (800) 345-7759, www.skytop.com. (Continued on Page 20)

 

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

570-472-9045

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Lakeview Restaurant features nouveau American cuisine served amid 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. Jackets are required. SOUTH STERLING The French Manor Inn

and Spa, off Route 191, 8 miles south of I-84 Exit 20, (570) 676-3244, (877) 720-6095, www.thefrenchmanor.com. Gourmet French cuisine, a superb wine list and a spectacular mountain view from this castle-like manor. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, The French Manor serves “dinner fit for a king.” Jackets are required. Casual dining is available in Hanna’s Café. The French Manor’s restaurants offer gluten-free breads and pancakes. Four-diamond AAA rating.

TANNERSVILLE Barley Creek Brewing Company, Sullivan Trail & Camelback Rd., (570) 6299399, www.barleycreek.com. Pocono Mountains’ Original Brewpub and Restaurant. Everything at the Creek is handcrafted, from the post and beam timber-frame building and award-winning food, to the ales and lagers. Plenty of choices for vegetarians. 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. WILKES-BARRE

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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Highway 315, (888) 946-4672, www.poconodowns.com. Casino serves up a list of dining options. Ruth’s Chris Steak House is one of the best-known restaurants in the country. Rustic Kitchen features Mediterranean. Timbers Buffet honors the local cultural heritage of the Mohegan tribe while offering an array of all-you-can-eat options. The 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 or Pacer’s Clubhouse. Stop by Ben & Jerry’s and Betty & Joe’s for a sweet ending.


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Honesdale, Pennsylvania, birthplace of transcendent children’s magazine, Highlights, and American railroading, owns a rich history despite its diminutive stature. While the entire town consists of 4.2 square miles, its vibrancy belies its size. Home to sdale Dance Studio music festivals and county fairs, which draw Hone thousands of visitors, and Irving Cliff, named for author Washington Irving, an admirer of the area, Honesdale also features Victorian architecture, elegant dining and chic shopping. Honesdale’s Festival of the Arts, which takes place May 19th and Airing of the Quilts 20th, is a great way to sample all that the town has to offer. Browse the dozens of art and antique shops, sample sumptuous fare, grab great local snacks. Stop by the Wayne County Historical Society’s museum and see a full-scale replica of the famous Stourbridge Lion, our nation’s first locomotive to run on a commercial track. Besides the many craft vendors lining Main Street, you’ll find locally-grown produce, flowers, plants and herbs and homemade baked goods. Adorn yourself with jewelry made by local artists. Enjoy live entertainment and demonstrations throughout the weekend. Sunday festivities include the fifth “Airing of the Quilts,” featuring more than 30 handcrafted quilts, and “Antiques on Wheels,” featuring antique (25 years and older) cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. Register your vehicle by May 16th by calling (570) 253-6464 and become eligible to win a trophy for longest-running tractor, smallest four-wheel car, oldest-running motorcycle or work truck with the most character. For more information on the Festival: (570) 253-5492.

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 COVE HAVEN, Lake Wallenpaupack, (800) 432-9932, www.covepoconoresorts.com. May 27: Mya & Kel, Grammy Award-winning singer.  CRESCENT LODGE, Route 191, Paradise Valley; (570) 5957486, (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, 205 Route 507; (570) 226-4388; www.ehrhardts.com. Live music on Fridays, and on other nights for special occasions.  FERNWOOD HOTEL & RESORT, Route 209, Bushkill,

(570) 588-9500, and see www.fernwood.co. 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 at the Trolley Stop Pub. Astor Room features well-known performers.  MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-0249; www. mauchchunkoperahouse.com. An acoustically ideal venue for live music, Mauch Chunk features shows most weekends. 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-yearold Giorgi Latsabidze will perform a program of preludes by Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninoff. May 18: The Barr Brothers,

“A weightless, cart-wheeling, electro-pop romp!” Spin Magazine. Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $17. May 19: MiZ, a fusion of folk, rock, bluegrass and blues. Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $15. May 25: Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, Grammynominated guitarist, singer and songwriter. Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. $23.  MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS, Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre. (570) 831-2100. 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.  MOUNT AIRY CASINO, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, (866) 468-7619, www. mountairycasino.com. May 27: Parrot Beach, Jimmy Buffet tribute band. 8 p.m. Free outdoor concert.  PENN’S PEAK, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, (866)

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ThisWeek.net 23 605-7325, www.pennspeak.com. One of the best venues in Pennsylvania for hearing live music. May 12: Dennis DeYoung— The Music of Styx. Doors: 6 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. Tickets: $34/$39. May 15, 16 & 17: King Henry & The Showmen. Doors: 11:30 a.m.; Show: Noon. May 23 & 24: Harry James Orchestra, big band music. Doors: 11: 30 a.m.; Show: 1 p.m. May 31: Dark Star Orchestra— Continuing the Grateful Dead Experience. Doors: 7:00 p.m.; Show: 8:00 p.m. June 1: Kansas, one of the most innovative bands of the 70s and 80s. Doors: 6:00 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. Tickets: $32/$37.  SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 424-4000, (800) 7429633. The River Room Piano Bar and Lounge. 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—Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Cole Porter, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Keys, Stevie

Wonder, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Billie Holliday and more. Stools around the piano encourage sing-a-long.  SHERMAN THEATER, 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 420-2808, www.shermantheater.com. Dora The Explorer. Interactive stage performance for children. Tickets: Children (under 18), $13; Seniors, $15; Adults, $17.  THE INN AT POCONO MANOR, Route 314 and One Manor Drive. (570) 225-0167; (888) 374-1295. Lamplighter Lounge—Entertainment available Fridays & Saturdays.  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 the best

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

570-421-5093 www.TheShawneePlayhouse.com

original plays by local playwrights. May 12 & 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. 8 p.m., May 12; 2 p.m., May 13. Tickets: Adults, $18; Seniors: $15; Children $10. May 18 thru 26: Trying, play about Francis Biddle, who served as Attorney General under FDR and Chief Judge of the Nuremberg Trials. 2 p.m., May 18, 20, 25 & 27; 8 p.m., May 18, 19, 25 & 26. Tickets: Adults, $18; Seniors, $15, Children, $10.

For two days over Memorial Day weekend, the green of spring brings with it the green of the Emerald Isles at Shawnee Mountain for the annual Shawnee Celtic Festival. The festival features non-stop Celtic music on three stages, a bagpipers’ parade, Celtic jam, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers and a variety of Celtic arts and crafts and food vendors. Musical acts include Rathkeltair, which features three veteran musicians from England, Northern Ireland and the US, Canadian CelticRock band Hadrian’s Wall, the straight-from-Ireland Irish Lads and Burning more. Burning Bridget Cleary, one of the hottest young acts on the Bridget Celtic and folk music circuits dubbed “the Allman Brothers of Celtic Cleary fiddle bands, only prettier,” is one of the musical highlights of the festival. Children’s events include a Celtic magic show, Leprechaun juggler, water balloon toss and Celtic farm petting zoo. Performances and events occur throughout both days of the festival. Shawnee Celtic Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can purchase your tickets now or at the gate. Parking is free. For more information: (570) 421-7231, www.shawneemt.com.


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Sports BAIT & TACKLE Tannery Depot General Store, RR 78, corner of Route 534 & Tannery Bridge, White Haven, (570) 606-4325, (800) 7450742, www.tannerydepot.com. Offering fishing tackle, camping equipment, bike rentals, hiking supplies, hunting accessories, food and more. Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue in Mount Pocono, (570) 839-7338, www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. Healthy live bait for all seasons; fat heads, minnows, night crawlers, leeches, red worms, giant mealworms, wax worms and more. Celebrating over

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.

3 decades in business, this complete bait shop is open every day, all year.

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

Kittatinny Canoes, Dingmans Ferry Base, 2130 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry on the Delaware River, (800) 3562852, www.kittatinny.com. Canoe and raft center offering scenic riverside camping trips in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

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ThisWeek.net 27 Ferry Base, 2130 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry on the Delaware River, (800) 3562852, www.kittatinny.com. Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, camping, paintball and zipping.

CLIMBING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road, Skytop, (570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com. Outdoor 30’ climbing wall; 8 stations, from beginner to expert. 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. Trampoline and safety harnesses allow participants to experience the thrill of flying and flipping.

FISH AND PAY LAKES Big Brown Fish and Pay Lakes, Route 115, North Effort, (570) 629-0427, www.bigbrownfish.com. Three ponds filled with trout and bass. No license required. Equipment rentals and bait available. Picnic table, park benches and pavilion for your convenience. Paradise Fishing Preserve, Cresco, (570) 629-0422,

www.paradisetrout.com. Two lakes filled with bass and trout. No license required. All equipment/bait available.

FLY FISHING The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-8929, www.skytop.com. Instruction for the novice fly fisher; equipment provided. Private lessons and guide service. Waters open to the public for a fee. The Rod & Gun Club at The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-3908, www.poconomanor. com. Lessons for beginners to experienced anglers. Scenic 2.5 (Continued on Page 28)

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miles of remote fly-fishing open to the public for a fee.

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

The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-3908, www.poconomanor.com. Two courses designed by elite golf course architects.

HORSEBACK RIDING

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, One River Road, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawneeon-Delaware, (800) 7429633, www.shawneeinn.com. Legendary, historic course.

The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-6237, www.poconomanor.com. Yearround horseback riding.

Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (570) 595-8988, www.skytop.com.

GOLF

HARNESS RACING

Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, www.fernwood.co. Year-round horseback riding.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, (888) 946-4672, www.poconodowns.com.

Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, www.fernwood.co. Year-round horseback riding.

KART RACING S & S Speedways Indoor GoKarts, Business Route 209 in Snydersville, (570) 420-5500; www.ssspeedways.com. Highpowered afford experience similar to real track racing. Single-person ride; must be at least 54” tall. Video arcade and snack bar. Use the display ad in this magazine for a Free Race.

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ThisWeek.net 29 MOUNTAIN BIKING The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Skytop, (570) 595-8988; www.skytop.com. Learn to negotiate rock gardens, bridges, drops and banked turns in Mountain Biking Skills Class. Rent equipment or bring your own.

Skytop, (570) 595-8988, www.skytop.com. Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966, www. fernwood.co.

PLAY PARKS Bushkill Falls, Route 209,

Pocono Bike Rentals at the Tannery Depot, RR 78, corner of Route 534 & Tannery Bridge, White Haven, (800) 745-0742, www.poconobikerentals.com. Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-9226, www.poconowhitewater.com. Mountain bike rentals and shuttle service to and from many great bike trails in and around Jim Thorpe.

WOEHRLE‛S BAIT SHOP Route 940 & Park Avenue MT. POCONO

THE POCONOS’ MOST COMPLETE BAIT SHOP

Bushkill, (570) 588-6682, to www.visitbushkillfalls.com. Centered around eight tumbling waterfalls, the “Niagara of Pennsylvania” features miles of nature trails, picnic areas, miniature golf, paddleboats and more. Ice Cream Parlor, Native American and wildlife exhibits. (Continued on Page 30)

Pocono Bike Rentals

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Whitewater Challengers, Lehigh Adventure Center, 288 North Stagecoach Rd., Weatherly, (800) 443-8554, www.whitewaterchallengers. com. Mountain bike rentals; 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.

Indoor Go-Karts In the Poconos! Fernwood Resort, Route 209, Bushkill, (888) 337-6966; www.fernwood.co.

S&S SPEEDWAYS INC. BUSINESS RT. 209, SNYDERSVILLE 570-420-5500

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Costa’s Family Fun Park, 2111 Route 6, Hawley, near Lake Wallenpaupack, (570) 226-8585, www.costasfamilyfunpark. com. Bumper boats, go karts, miniature golf, water slides, laser tag, golf driving range, batting cages, video games and more. Land of Make Believe & Pirate’s Cove, I-80 exit 12, Hope, NJ, (908) 459-9000, www.lomb.com. Award-winning park specifically designed for parent/child participation. Rides, shows, attractions, games, water park, picnic area and more set on over 30 acres.

SPORTING CLAYS The Rod & Gun Club at Pocono Manor, Route 314, Pocono Manor, (570) 8393908, www.poconomanor.com. The Orvis Shop at Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, (570) 595-8929, (570) 5957401, www.skytop.com.

SPORTS EQUIPMENT Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek, (570) 2230505, (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.

Starting Gate Action Sports, Rt. 209 in Bushkill, adjacent to Pocono Indian Museum, (570) 588-4807, www.startinggateonline.com.

Open 7 days/week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, One Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 6291661, www.camelbeach.com. Features year-round adventure and family activities.

Woehrle’s Bait Shop, Rt. 940 at Park Avenue, Mount Pocono, (570) 839-7338, www.woehrlesbaitshop.com. Healthy live bait for all seasons.

Pirate’s Cove at Land of Make Believe, I-80 exit 12, Hope, NJ, (908) 459-9000, www.lomb.com. Variety of slides and pools for all ages.

TRAIN RIDES

WHITE WATER RAFTING

Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, I-81 exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway), left at light to Lackawanna Avenue, follow signs to Steamtown, (570) 340-5200, (888) 693-9391, www.nps.gov/stea. Crosscountry steam-powered and historic diesel-driven rail excursions, working roundhouse and turntable, 2 museums, Park Theatre, and Visitors Center.

Pocono Whitewater, Route 903 near Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-9226, www.poconowhitewater.com.

Tobyhanna Train Station & Museum, Route 423 in Tobyhanna, (570) 894-3338.

TROLLEY RIDES Water Gap Trolley, Route 611, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 476-9766, 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.

WATER PARKS

Shawnee River Trips, off I80 exit 310 to River Road in Shawnee-on-Delaware, (877) 373-2386, www.DRDcenter.com. 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. Kittatinny Canoes, Milford, (800) 356-2852, www.kittatinny.com. At 150 feet, one of the highest zip lines in the Northeast.


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The Way to Her Heart

Mother’s Day Dining Specials The Pocono Mountains are the ideal destination for a Mother’s Day celebration. Replete with pristine natural beauty, divine dining experiences, fantastic shopping and an infinite number of events and activities, the Poconos offer something for every mom.

The French Manor

Pocono Mountains restaurants feature some of the finest dining in the country. From the incomparably epicurean French Manor Inn and Spa to the quaint Bear Creek Inne to award-winning Skytop Lodge, a celebration in the Poconos can be custom tailored to any taste. This year, treat mom to a special Mother’s Day amid the peacefulness of the Poconos.

Enjoy the lakeside Mother’s Day luncheon buffet at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center on Lake Wallenpaupack. From soup to salad with hot entrees and a Viennese dessert table, Ehrhardt’s will satisfy every craving. Seating times are noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 13th. The cost is $24.95 per person, $9.95 for children 12 and under, kids under three are free. Reservations required. Ehrhardt’s, 205 Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, www.ehrhardts.com.

Skytop Lodge

At Fernwood Resort, the whole weekend is dedicated to mom. The special Mother’s Day Weekend Package includes live entertainment, massage, horseback riding, children’s activities and a bountiful Sunday Buffet. Rates start at $74.75 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, with a two night minimum. Fernwood, 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, (570) 588-9500, www.fernwood.co. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant

For a sumptuous brunch or elegant dinner on Mother’s Day, take mom to The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park. Stroll through the sublime tulip garden. Enjoy the piano music of Frank Williams. Brunch will be served on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Settlers Inn features a Wine Spectator magazine award-winning restaurant. 4 Main Avenue, Hawley, (570) 226-2993, (800) 833-8527, www.thesettlersinn.com.

The venerable Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort offers a Mother’s Day Brunch buffet vegetarian moms will adore. Besides traditional carving stations and eggs “Your Way” and omelet station, Shawnee features grilled vegetable entrees, an array of smoothies, artisan breads, specialty pastas and decadent desserts. The buffet will be served on Sunday in the Worthington Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $24.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors, $14.95 for children five to 11 and children four and under feast for free. Shawnee Inn, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawneeon-Delaware, (570) 424-4000, www.shawneeinn.com.

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Real Estate PROPERTIES FOR SALE & VACATION RENTALS Century 21 Select Group, Route 940, Pocono Pines, (800) 588-1808, (570) 6463600; and Route 94, Pocono Lake at Locust Lake Village, (800) 588-2808, (570) 646-8844; www.c21PoconoPines.com. Real estate sales and

vacation rentals in Lake Naomi, Locust Lake, Timber Trails and Pinecrest Lake.

Quality Pocono building since 1978. Luxury living made affordable.

Lake Naomi Real Estate, Inc., Route 940, Pocono Pines, (800) 537-1479, (570) 646-2222, www.lakenaomi.com. Specializing in Lake Naomi/ Timber Trails sales and vacation rentals. A family tradition since 1964.

Pocono Builders Association, 745 Main Street, Stroudsburg. (570) 421-9009, www.poconobuilders.org.

Liberty Homes, Route 940, Pocono Lake, (570) 646-4600, www.libertyhomesPA.com.

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SERVICES Pocono Tile Works, (570) 460-6439, www.poconotileworks.com. Exceptional custom tile design, including marble, and installation. Fully insured; references available. The Service Team, 487 E. Moorestown Road, Wind Gap, (610) 377-8400. Installation of roofing, siding, kitchens, baths, decks, insulation and flooring.

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Sales & Vacation Rentals

We cater to families - Kids get a free Kids Fun Pack with off-season and winter rentals

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Largest sales staff specializing in Lake Naomi and Timber Trails.

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Spring Water “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, writer and genius Christened “The Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls features eight waterfalls cascading over the primeval rocks and slate walls that form the uplands of the Pocono Mountains. As one of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful and dramatic natural sights, Bushkill Falls makes an ideal daytrip for hikers and great singles and family weekend getaway. A visit to Bushkill is a journey into the beauty, power and grace of nature. Two streams flowing down the mountainside feed the eight waterfalls. Trails and bridges wind through the area—affording incredible views of the falls—into a lush, emerald green forest. The majestic main waterfall drops over the edge of a 100-foot cliff into a pool banked by ferns, mosses and wildflowers. From there, the falls drop another 70 feet through a long gorge strewn with gigantic boulders.

Bob Weidner

Set on 300 acres, Bushkill also features gift shops, mini-golf, paddle boats and a children’s playground. Bushkill offers events and programs, including “Armed Forces Day” on May 19th which admits veterans and active duty service people with ID for free. On May 20th at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Bushkill presents the “Learn About Wildlife” workshop with a naturalist from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. If you go: Nearby Fernwood Resort offers “Hike & Stay” packages. For more information: www.visitbushkillfalls.com.

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Art & History ANTOINE DUTOT MUSEUM & GALLERY, Main Street (Route 611), Delaware Water Gap, (570) 476-4240, www.dutotmuseum.com. Art gallery and museum of local history housed in a charming brick schoolhouse (circa 1850). Hours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun, Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend. Donation $2; Children under 12 Free. ASA PACKER MUSEUM, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-3229, www.asapackermansion.com. Built in 1861, this former home of Mauch Chunk railroad magnate and Lehigh University Founder, Asa Packer, remains as it was in his day, furnishings and all. ARTSPACE GALLERY, 18 North 7th Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. Premiere Public Fine Art Gallery

administered by the nonprofit PoconoArts Council. More than 20 juried artists exhibit their works from June thru November. The months of December thru May are reserved for special event exhibits. Media include oil, photography, acrylics, watercolor, digital, pottery, batik and more. BELL SCHOOL, Cherry Valley Road, Stormsville, www.monroehistorical.org. Circa 1860 one-room school. Artifacts, photos, guided tours.

www.pikecountyhistoricalsociety. org. Housed in a restored 1904 Neo-Greek Revival mansion, the museum of the Pike County Historical Society features the “Lincoln Flag,” which was placed under President Lincoln’s head after he was shot at Ford’s Theater. Hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wed. thru Sun. during July and August; and Wed., Sat. & Sun. September thru June.

CALDER HOUSE MUSEUM, Route 191 and Pine Mill Road, Equinunk, (570) 224-6722, www.waynehistorypa.org. A National Historic site featuring a Native American canoe from the 1400s.

COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM, 5550 Memorial Boulevard (Route 611), Tobyhanna, (570) 894-4207, (570) 8397306, www.coolbaughtwp.org. Ice harvesting, military history, extensive photo collection and artifacts. Cultural and special events.

COLUMNS MUSEUM, 608 Broad Street, Milford, (570) 296-8126,

COLUMCILLE MEGALITH PARK, 2155 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, (610)

Environmental Education at Its Best As a leader in providing naturalist programs for residents and visitors to the Pocono Mountains, the Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC) plays an important role in the ecological health of the region. Year-round daily events are designed to educate and entertain people of all ages, helping to invigorate an interest in and appreciation of nature which hopefully translates into better stewardship of our planet. Situated within the 166-acre Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, MCEEC conducts ecological research on indigenous plants, animals and ecosystems besides providing education to individuals, groups and schools. The cost of most programs is nominal, but helps fund MCEEC’s important work. Here are some of the upcoming programs at MCEEC: The American Chestnut—Can They Make a Comeback? May 12, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Trace the plight of this once dominant tree. Summer Camps for Kids. Call MCEEC at (570) 6293061 to learn about educational day camps for kids ages seven through 14. BioBlitz 2012. Friday, June 15, 3 p.m. to Saturday, June 16, 3 p.m. This environmental extravaganza brings together area scientists and the public in a race to count the species of plants and animals that live on the Josie Porter Farm Open Space Preserve in Stroud Township. For more information and to register: (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org.


ThisWeek.net 37 588-1174, www.columcille.org. Nonprofit park rooted in Celtic spirituality and inspired by the Isle of Iona off the coast of Scotland. An outdoor sanctuary open to the public as a sacred space for quiet meditation. CRESCO STATION MUSEUM, Sand Spring Road off Route 390, Cresco Railroad Depot, (570) 595-6157, www.barretthistory.org. Antique toys, anthracite coal mine display, diorama of the 1764 John Price homestead, Civil War displays. DORFLINGER GLASS MUSEUM, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Ridge Road, White Mills, (570) 253-1185, www. dorflinger.org. Highlighting the life of Christian Dorflinger, creator of fine crystal and cut glass, who was educated at the Cristalleries de Saint Louis in France. Largest collection of Honesdale Glass in the world, period antiques and factory artifacts. Open Wed. thru Sun. DRIEBE FREIGHT STATION, 537 Ann Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 424-1776. Restored 1882 railroad freight station housing a working model train display. ECKLEY MINERS’ VILLAGE, 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly, (570)636-2070, www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum. com. Founded in 1854, Eckley was an anthracite mining community, which in 1971 became a living museum—an entire town dedicated to preserving the history of the American lives that fueled the industrial revolution. Guided walking tours of the town and historical exhibits. Open year-round. EPISCOPAL PARISH OF ST. MARK & ST. JOHN, 21 Race Street Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-2241. www.stmarkandtjohn.org. This National Historic Landmark church features Gothic Revival architecture and Tiffany glass windows. Built between 1867 and 1869.

EQUINUNK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Route 191 and Pine Mill Road, Equinunk, (570) 224-6722, www.equinunkhistory.org. Preserves the history, from prehistoric times to present, of the Upper Delaware region. The town is characterized by 19th and early 20th century architecture, including Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne and Second Empire, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. EVERHART MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, SCIENCE & ART, 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton, (570) 346-7186, www.everhart-museum.org. Located in Nay Aug Park, the Beaux-Arts style building houses rotating fine art collections, a planetarium and natural history displays. GREY TOWERS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, (570) 296-9630, www.greytowers.org. A French chateau built in 1886 by Richard Morris Hunt, architect of the Vanderbilt estate, Grey Towers is characterized by its dual conical roofed towers. Set on 303 acres of gardens and outbuildings, including an outdoor theater, this exquisite mansion, which is the former family home of the founder of the US Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, houses a museum and conference center. Open May 26 thru October 31. HARRY HOUDINI TOUR, SHOW & MUSEUM, 1433 N. Main

Moccasins from Pocono Indian Museum

Avenue, Scranton, (570) 342-5555, www.houdini.org. Featured on the Travel Channel, museum dedicated to the magician and his work. HOPE HORN ART GALLERY, University of Scranton, Hyland Hall, 4th Floor, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, (570) 941-4214, www.scranton.edu. Rotating fine art exhibits. LACAWAC SANCTUARY, www.lacawac.org. Located in the northeastern tip of the Pocono Mountains, this nature preserve, ecological field research station and public environmental education facility is set on 545 acres and includes forests, a lake and a group of buildings built in 1903, many of which are architecturally significant, plus 5 public hiking trails. The 52acre Lake Lacawac, which is the southernmost glacial lake in the northern hemisphere, has been preserved in pristine condition completely free from development and encroachment. MADELON POWERS ART GALLERY, East Stroudsburg University, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite Streets, East Stroudsburg, (570) 422-3483, www.esu.edu. Fine art exhibits by established and up-and-coming visual artists. MAUCH CHUNK MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-9190, www.mauchchunkmuseum.com. (Continued on Page 38)

Pocono Indian Museum & Gift Shop Receive 1/2 Price Adult Tour Rt. 209, Bushkill Admission with One Paid Adult 570-588-9338 Admission www.poconoindianmuseum.com


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Preserving the history and culture of Jim Thorpe, formerly known as Mauch Chunk. MILFORD HISTORIC DISTRICT, Milford. 400 of the town’s 655 buildings have been declared “historically significant,” according to Travel + Leisure magazine. Stroll down North Main Street, which features a number of Italianate architectural gems: Opera House, Arms & Lovejoy Stores, Weaver & Watkins Block, Hovey Building, Hewitt Building, St. John Building. Also notable: the Greek Revival Dunning-Schoenemann House. East Commerce Street features Our Lady, Queen of Snow Catholic Church (Gothic style), H.J. Lee House (American Foursquare), Wheeler/Hubbell (Queen Anne), P.F. Wells House (an outstanding Italianate Villa), Hebbard House (Greek Revival). On East Liberty Street, the Baron House is Milford’s sole example of the Chateauesque Style. Also: Byrne House (Dutch Colonia Revival), Hill House (Bungalow/Period Revival styles), AV. Austin House (Victorian Gothic/Queen Anne). OLD JAIL MUSEUM, 128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, (570) 3255259. Infamous execution site of the Molly Maguires, who were quite possibly innocent. Numerous reports claim the jail is haunted.

Ancient artifacts and crafts of Delaware River Native Americans. POCONO MANOR INN, 314 Pocono Manor, (570) 839-7111, www.poconomanor.com. The “Grand Lady of the Mountains” is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. QUIET VALLEY LIVING HISTORICAL FARM, 347 Quiet Valley Road Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Nestled in the hills of Northeast Pennsylvania, Quiet Valley is dedicated to preserving and presenting Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. Open to the general public for tours during the summer. Special events feature period-dressed “family” members re-enacting the life of the original Pennsylvania German family who lived on the farm from the 1760s to 1913. SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER, 420 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 346-7369, www.scrantonculturalcenter. org. Housed in the magnificent Masonic Temple, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the country, the Scranton Cultural Center serves as a regional center for arts, education and community activities, including Broadway plays, symphony, ballet, cultural events and art exhibits. Completed in 1930, when Scranton was a wealthy industrial city, the Masonic Temple is a tribute to masonry. The building’s architecture encompasses Gothic Revival,

Romanesque and Richardsonian Romanesque. It is on the US National Registry of Historic Places. STEAMTOWN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, 150 S. Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 3405200, www.nps.gov/stea/index. htm. Offering living history and special exhibits, including the movie Steel and Steam. Tour the Locomotive Repair Shops. Enjoy a short or longer train excursion. Conveniently located in downtown Scranton, which is an easy, short drive off all major routes (81, 380, 84, 6 & 11). STROUD MANSION & LIBRARY, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7703, www.monroehistorical. org. Built in 1795 by Jacob Stroud, the stately mansion houses Monroe County artifacts and exhibits and features the Elizabeth D. Walters Library, which contains extensive genealogical materials, a museum, library and gift shop. TOBYHANNA TRAIN STATION & MUSEUM, Route 423, Tobyhanna, (570) 894-3338. Hosted by the Pocono Rail Historical Society, open seasonally and for special events. Rail videos, running model train layouts, memorabilia, railroad art, and souvenirs. By donation. WALLENPAUPACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC., 103 Manor Court, Paupack, (570) 226-8980, www.visitpa.org. Dedicated to keeping the history of the Lake Wallenpaupack area accessible, the Society operates the Williams House as a museum.

OLD MAUCH CHUNK TRAIN STATION, Packer Park, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-5810, www.jimthorpe.org. Located in the heart of the downtown, the historic train station serves as a visitors welcome and information center. POCONO INDIAN MUSEUM, Route 209, Bushkill, (570) 588-9338; www.poconoindianmuseum.com.

ZANE GREY MUSEUM, Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River 274 River Road, Lackawaxen, (570) 685-4871. Renowned author/chronicler of the American West’s beloved Pocono Mountains home. Memorabilia, photographs and books in the rooms that served as Grey’s office and study.

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Lodging Countryside Cottages, 2863 Bartonsville Avenue, Stroudsburg, (570) 629-2131, www.countrysidecottages. com. Small rustic resort featuring fireplaces and lovely nature setting.

Crescent Lodge, 5854 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, (570) 595-7486, www.crescentlodge.com. Award-winning retreat with lodge and cottages. Each room features a distinctive style. Cottages feature fireplace, sunken Jacuzzi for two and private outdoor patio overlooking gardens. Amenities include complimentary country breakfast buffet, one of the finest restaurants in the Pocono Mountains, walking and fitness trails.

Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort & Restaurant, 205 Route 507, Hawley, (570) 226-4388, www.ehrhardts.com. Owned and operated by the Ehrhardt family for over 60 years, this Lake Wallenpaupack resort offers motel rooms, cottages, lakeside apartments and suites. Live entertainment on weekends. Lake-front restaurant.

Fernwood Resort, 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, (888) 3376966, www.fernwood.co.

Luxury hotel rooms and villas. Several cafés and restaurants, including the Tuscan Grille, featuring Italian fare. Amenities include live entertainment, indoor/outdoor pools, fitness area, spa, yearround horseback riding, tennis and golf.

French Manor Inn and Spa, 50 Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090, www.thefrenchmanor.com. Country manor modeled after an estate in the South of France. Gourmet French cuisine served nightly, a superb wine list, outdoor dining with spectacular mountain views. Hanna’s Café offers casual dining. Selected one of the “Ten Best Inns in America” and awarded a 4-Diamond rating by AAA. Features eco-friendly Le Spa Forêt.

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Delaware, (570) 476-0203; www.santoshaontheridge.com. Features rooms with spectacular views of the ancient Appalachian Trail and is a 2011 BedandBreakfast. com award-winner. Each eclectic room is unique: Turkish rugs and pillows, oversized antique claw foot tub. The Sunrise Room offers views of a peaceful pond and Kittatinny Ridge. Close to Bushkill Falls and Columcille Megalith Park, yet a mere 72 miles from Manhattan. Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 424-4000, www.shawneeinn.com.

Featuring the 100-year-old, 27-hole championship golf course. Conveniently located 75 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia in a scenic and secluded setting amid the beauty of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Skytop Lodge, off Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-7401, (800) 345-7759, www.skytop.com. Refined resort in a majestic 5,500-acre setting. Affordable weekend and vacation plans feature fine dining, accommodations, an abundance of year-round sports/activities and guided nature tours. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, One Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, (570) 8397111, (800) 233-8150,

www.poconomanor.com. Nestled among the evergreens and bountiful wildlife, the Inn has been a Pocono Mountains landmark since 1902. This charming 3000-acre resort is a year-round gateway to adventure activities, fine dining, shopping and relaxation. The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park, Route 6, Hawley, (570) 226-2993, (800) 833-8527, www.thesettlersinn.com. Artfully restored 1927 craftsman-style hotel featuring 20 guest rooms and suites, some with Jacuzzis and fireplaces. AAA 4-Diamond rated restaurant with a Wine Spectator magazine awardwinning wine selection. Seasonal game, meats and fish. Member of Historic Hotels of America.

Tee Time With over 25 golf courses in the Pocono Mountains region, your biggest challenge— other than beating your handicap—may be choosing a place to play. Fortunately, This Week in the Poconos is here to help. Here are five of our favorite places to tee up in the Poconos: Fernwood Resort Cherry Valley Golf Club, Croasdale Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-1350, www.cherryvalleygolfcourse.com. Set amid the incomparable beauty of the Appalachian Trail. Fernwood Resort, 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, (888) 337-6966, www.fernwood.co. A destination resort that offers virtually every activity available in the Pocono Mountains and convenient proximity to shopping districts. Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 424-4000, www.shawneeinn.com. Featuring the 100-year-old, 27-hole championship golf course. Skytop Lodge, off Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-7401, (800) 345-7759, www.skytop.com. Golf Digest magazine rated Skytop “4.5 Stars” (out of 5) in the “Best Places to Play” issue. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, One Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-7111, (800) 2338150, www.poconomanor.com. The West Course boasts panoramic views of the Pocono Mountains. For more information about these golf courses and other great places to hit the links in the Poconos, visit us online at www.thisweek.net.


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Spas & Salons Fernwood Resort Spa, 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, (888) 337-6966, www.fernwood.co. Full spa menu.

Le Spa Forêt at The French Manor Inn and Spa, 50 Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling, (877) 720-6090, www.thefrenchmanor.com. Attune to the rhythms of nature and your body in this innovative green spa retreat. Offering aromachology, body enhancers, a naturally filtered pool and hot tub, fitness center, relaxation lounges, couples’ massage suite and bridal spa parties.

Santosha on the Ridge, 121 Santosha Lane, Shawnee-onDelaware, (570) 476-0203; www.santoshaontheridge.com. 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.

Spa Shawnee at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 124 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawneeon-Delaware, (570) 424-4000, www.spashawnee.com. 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.

The Laurel Spa at the Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314, One Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, (570) 839-0140, www.laurelspaatpoconomanor. com. Offers state-of-the-art equipment and an unforgettable experience. Massages, facials, wraps, scrubs, nail services, waxing and spa packages. Mention This Week in the Poconos when scheduling.

The Skyview Spa at Skytop Lodge, Route 390, Skytop, (570) 595-8968; www.skyviewspaatskytoplodge. com. Full spa services and quiet room with mountain views.

The Spa at Mount Airy, 44 Woodland Road, Mt. Pocono, (570) 243-5230; www.thespaatmountairy. com. Treatments include Swedish, deep tissue and sports massages, reflexology, therapeutic facials, wraps and nail care.

The Spa at Mountain Laurel at the Mountain Laurel Resort, Route 940, White Haven, (570) 443-9772), www.spaatmountainlaurel. com. Featuring massages, nail services, facials, body treatments, tanning and hair salon.

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Stroudsburg, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 4210800, ext. 28, www.monroepl.org/bookhouse. html. Free family concert. May 18: Party with a Purpose, a Benefit for Haven’s Treasures, an upscale quality charity thrift shop where 100% of the proceeds are used for Safe Haven Inc., which helps put an end to domestic violence. Party will be held at Malibu Dude Ranch, Foster Hill Road, Milford. 7 p.m. Info: (570) 296-2223. May 18: Sheryl Bailey Trio, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $7. May 18: 21st Annual Kettle Creek Environmental Fund Dinner/ Auction, Camelback Mountain, Tannersville, 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Monroe County Environmental Education Center. Info: (570) 629-3060; www.mcconservation.org. May 18: Wetlands and Edible Aquifers, PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, (570) 2537001. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 18 thru 27: Trying, Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 421-5093; www.TheShawneePlayhouse.com. Tickets: Adults, $18; Seniors: $15; Children $10. The story of the internationally known Francis Biddle who was the Attorney General under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials. Show times: 2 p.m. May 18, 20, 25, 27; 8 p.m. May 18, 19, 25, 26.

May 19: Shawnee Playhouse Community Clean Up Day, 552 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 421-5093; www.TheShawneePlayhouse.com. 10 a.m. Volunteers needed for cleaning, painting, raking and organizing. Many hands make light work. May 19: Stephanie Nakasian & Harris Simon Trio, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $15/$8 after 9:30. May 19: 5K Race for Recovery, Ann Street Memorial Park, Milford. 9 a.m. Walk Run, Roll benefitting the Brain Injury Association of PA. Registration at the Ann Street Park at 9 a.m. for $25; or preregister for $20 at www.active.com. May 19: Fairy Tales by Wigsticks, Milford Theatre, 114 East Catherine Street, 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Upper Delaware GLBT Center. May 19: Basic Boating Safety Course, PPL Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley, (570) 2537001, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Must be 12 and older. Preregistration required. $10 certificate fee payable to the Fish & Boat Commission after class. May 19: Civilian Military Combine, Camelback Mountain Resort, 1 Camelback Road, Tannersville. Registration: $125/$140. For more information on this grueling competition of strength, endurance and agility: www.civilianmilitarycombine.com/ events/tri-state/. May 19: Century Day 2012, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 6:30

a.m. Cost: $60/$50. Find 100 species of birds in Monroe County. Transportation, lunch provided. Preregistration required. May 19: Evening on Main and Pocono Arts Squared Art on Main, Downtown Stroudsburg, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visual and performing arts celebration. Vendors, artisans and music. May 19: Walking Tour of Milford sponsored by Grey Towers National Historic Landmark. 11 a.m. Meet on the lawn of Milford Community House, corner of Broad and Harford Streets. Preregistration required. Cost: $6/$5. Info: (570) 296-9630. May 19: Introduction to Fishing, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319. 10 a.m. to noon. $10. No fishing license required. May 19: Safe Haven Pet Rescue Yard Sale, Intersection of Rt. 115 and Toll Road, next to Mad Anthony’s Bar in Blakeslee. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (570) 6999063, www.SafeHavenPa.org. May 19: A Bird In the Hand: Songbird Mist Netting, Hickory Run State Park Complex, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums (570) 403-2006. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Demonstration to learn about the miraculous lives of these tiny songbirds and their vital role in our environment. Registration required. May 19: Junior Bird Club: PA Songbirds Hickory Run State Park Complex, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums (570) 403-2006. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. After mist netting demonstration to learn about the miraculous lives of these tiny songbirds and their vital role in our environment, kids 9 and up (Continued on Page 44)


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Fashion to Die For

Sharpe House at Eckley

Most people take colorful clothing for granted. Few of us ponder the fact that the palette of hues we enjoy today was impossible to create in the 1800s, when wearing green could kill you. Back then green dye was made from arsenic, and many lost their lives when the poison was absorbed by their skin. At the Eckley Miners’ Village Fashion Show on May 20th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. you’ll learn fashion lore as you witness a lavish runway show presenting styles preferred by fashionable men and women of the 19th century. Victorian skirts were made with six yards of fabric and were usually sewn from dark material to hide dirt. Mourning garb, which was entirely black, including undergarments, featured black crepe veils that irritated widows’ eyes so much that they could barely see months after removing the veils. The Civil War brought a change in fashion. As women followed their husbands off to battle, camping close to the soldiers’ quarters, they retreated from elaborate hoop skirts, favoring simpler styles. Eckley Miners’ Village featured its own Spartan style. For church, men often dusted off the same coats they donned for working in the coalmines. Founded in 1854, Eckley was an anthracite mining community, which in 1971 became a living museum, an entire town preserved as a historical site. Karen Esak, Programs Coordinator for Eckley Miners’ Village Associates, brings Eckley’s history alive with a dramatic, fun flair. For more information on the Fashion Show and other happenings at the Village: (570) 636-2070, www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.org.

Farm Animal Frolic A visit to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a journey to yesteryear when family farms fed the nation. As a National Historical Site, Quiet Valley preserves an important piece of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. Reenacting the lives of the German family who lived and worked the farm from the 1760s to 1913, today’s Quiet Valley residents dress in period clothing and conduct farm tours and special events that are both educational and fun. For two weekends in May, when the farm reawakens with new life, Quiet Valley presents one of its most popular programs—Farm Animal Frolic—which gives children the opportunity to see and touch baby animals. Watch chicks hatching from their eggs, feel the velvety fur of baby bunnies. Cuddle new lambs, thick with soft, woolly fleece, watch frisky baby goats play. You’ll see adorable piglets, Quiet Valley’s cow, Bossie, Belgian and Clydesdale workhorses and more. The afternoon also features pony rides, great country food and a hay jump. Besides being fun, Farm Animal Frolic helps children understand and appreciate human beings’ reliance on animals. Children who witness baby animals in their natural environment may grow up to behave more humanely towards these precious beings that give their lives to feed and sustain humans. Farm Animal Frolic takes place May 19, 20, 26 and 27. The Frolic runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children age three to 12. Quiet Valley is located at 347 Quiet Valley Road in Stroudsburg. For more information: (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org.


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head out on a guided bird walk to identify local birds. Bring a lunch. Program supported by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Registration required. May 19: Armed Forces Day, Bushkill Falls, www.visitbushkillfalls.com. Armed forces veterans and active duty service people with ID are admitted for free. May 19: NASCAR Viewing Party Series, Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant, 940 and Miller Drive, Pocono Pines, (57) 6462377, www.breakfastking.com, www.poconoraceway.com/ viewingparty2012. May 19: Hike, Jacobsburg State Park, sponsored by Pocono Outdoors Club. 10 a.m. Meet in main parking area on Belfast Road. Register: (570) 242-0519. May 19 & 20: Farm Animal Frolic, Quiet Valley Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road in Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $8/$5. For more information: (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. May 19 & 20: Festival of the Arts, Greater Honesdale Partnership, Historic Downtown Honesdale, (570) 253-5492, www.visithonesdalepa.com. Craft

vendors, local restaurant/café fare, railroad exhibit, live entertainment, jewelry, baked goods, farmers market, quilt exhibit, antique car show and more.

May 20: Stony Cabin Ridge Hike sponsored by the Greater Scranton YMCA. Meet in YMCA parking lot in Dunmore. Info: (570) 343-5144, www.hikingjane.com.

May 19 & 20: Jim Thorpe’s Birthday Celebration, Downtown Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-9281, www. jimthorpe.org. Honoring one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. Crafts, vendors, food, live performances throughout the weekend.

May 20: Pocono Outdoors Club Meeting at Monroe County Environmental Education Center, (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

May 19 & 20: Tryouts for Wheel of Fortune at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Try out for the longest running syndicated TV game show in the US. (888) 946-4672, www.mohegansunpocono.com. May 19 & 20: Scranton Celtic Festival at Sno Mountain/Sno Cove, Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, www.scrantoncelticfest.com. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 20: Learn About Wildlife, Bushkill Falls, www.visitbushkillfalls.com. Workshop with naturalist from Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. May 20: Sunday for Singles, Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hike the Tumbling Waters trail.

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May 20: Public Bog Walk, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation. org. 1 p.m. Cost: $5/$3. Preregistration required. Bogs are highly sensitive habitats, extremely important for biodiversity. Floating boardwalk gives unique access to Tannersville Bog. May 20: Annual Pocono Mountains Run for the Red Marathon, Stroudsburg. Info: www.poconomarathon.org. May 20: Bovine Social Club Great Record Release Bash, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. $20. May 20: Fashion Show, Eckley Miners’ Village, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $5. (570) 636-2070, www. eckleyminersvillagemuseum.org. Featuring 19th Century fashions, including Victorian, Civil War and Mourning garb.

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May 24: Learning May Wildflowers, sponsored by Promised Land State Park, Western Wayne Middle School parking lot, (570) 676-3428. Grab your wildflower guide and join the Park Naturalist for a wildflower hunt along the new trails at Varden Conservation Area. Preregister. May 24: Poconos Naturally, The Long Pond Barrens. Sponsored by Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 1 p.m. Cost: $5/$3. May 24: Jazz Jam with Bill Goodwin & Friends, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. No music charge. May 25: Opening of Slopeside Pub and Grill at Blue Mountain, Palmerton, www.skibluemt.com. Call for hours: (610) 826-7700, ext. 1220. May 25: Starry Nights, Big Pocono State Park, Tannersville, (570) 8948336, 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Join astronomy expert Rich Grebb for a unique view of the night skies above Camelback Mountain. Learn about the constellations, planets and moon. Meet at parking lot #2. Bring lawn chair or blanket, jacket, warm clothing. Arrive by 8:30 p.m. Rain date: May 26. Preregistration required. May 25: Opening of Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Natural Ice Harvesting Museum, 10 a.m. Route 590, Lakeville, (570) 226-6246, www.sculptediceworks.com/tour. May 25: Maria Neckam Quartet, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 4242000, www.deerheadinn.com. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $7.

May 25 thru 28: Spring Fling Family Nature Getaway Weekend, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2319, www.peec.org. Cost: Adults $205/25% off ages 7-10/50% off ages 4-6/free under 3/commuter and day rates available—call for details. Interpretive hikes, animal presentations, fishing, canoeing, crafts, campfire and more. Includes lodging for three nights and nine meals. May 26: Land of Make Believe Season Opening, Rt. 80, Exit 12, Hope, NJ, www.lomb.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Award Winning Park designed specifically for parent participation with children. May 26: Law & Order 1886: Murder on the Bengall Road, an original dinner theater production written and performed by members of the Ritz Company Theater, Dimmick Building, 9th and Court Streets, Honesdale, 6 p.m. $75 per person for dinner and play. $25 for play only. Children: $10. Info: (570), 253-3240, www.waynehistorypa.org. May 26: Eric Doney, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $12/$6 after 9:30. May 26: Pocono Outdoors Club Hike at Pocono Environmental Education Center’s Tumbling Waters, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 am. Register: (570) 588-3201. May 26: Park Boundary Trail Loop Hike #3, Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, (570) 676-0567. May 26 & 27: Farm Animal Frolic, Quiet Valley Historical Farm, 347 (Continued on Page 46)


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Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $10.

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Quiet Valley Road in Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $8/$5. For more information: (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. May 26 & 27: Shawnee Celtic Festival, Shawnee Mountain, Shawnee-on-Delaware, (570) 4217231, www.shawneemt.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 27: Aviation Day Open House, Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, Rt. 611, Mount Pocono, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Airplane and Helicopter rides. Static displays, antiques, military memorabilia, refreshments, antique cars, Pocono Raceway pace car and more. Free Airplane rides for kids ages 8 to 17. Info: (570) 839-6080. May 27: Heidi Breyer Trio, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. $10. May 28: Deer Head Inn Jazz Orchestra Presents an 18-Piece Ensemble of COTA All Stars, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware

For State Park information, call 1-888-PA-PARKS or visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us

May 30: Whippoorwill Field Trip, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12/$8, includes transportation. Preregistration required. May 30: Public Bog Walk, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (MCEEC), 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 1 p.m. Cost: $5/$3. Preregistration required. Bogs are highly sensitive habitats, extremely important for biodiversity. Floating boardwalk gives unique access to Tannersville Bog. May 31: Lupine Trail Hike, Hickory Run State Park Complex, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drum, (570) 403-2006. 9 a.m. Hear songbirds, see wildflowers. May 31: Jazz Jam with Bill Goodwin & Friends, Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, (570) 424-2000, www.deerheadinn.com. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. No music charge.

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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. Ongoing: Adult Oil Painting Classes, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. Weekly sessions, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This ongoing workshop focuses on helping individuals develop their own style and technique while working with the oil medium. Learn how to develop your painting by understanding drawing and composition, light and shadow, color, preparation of materials and the application of paint. Monthly Fee: Members $72; Nonmembers $80; Seniors $60. Ongoing: Adult Acrylic Painting Classes, Pocono Arts Council, 18 North 7th, Stroudsburg, (570) 476-4460, www.poconoarts.org. Weekly sessions, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This ongoing workshop focuses on increasing fundamental painting skills, regardless of student’s level. Monthly Fee: Members $110; Nonmembers $120; Seniors $90.


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