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PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE By virtue of a certain Writ of Execution (Mortgage Foreclosure) issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to 664 CIVIL 2018, I, Todd A. Martin, Sheriff of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will expose the following described real estate to public sale in the Monroe County Courthouse, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 25, 2018 AT 10:00 A.M. PURCHASERS MUST IMMEDIATELY PAY 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE OR SHERIFF'S COST...WHICHEVER IS HIGHER BY CASHIERS CHECK OR CASH ALL THAT CERTAIN messuage, lot or piece of land situate in the Township of Barrett, County of Monroe and State of Pennsylvania, bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a post in the public road leading from Low's Mill to Canadensis, in line of land of Joseph C. Brentini, from which a four-inch maple bearings South forty-five degrees East sixteen and one-half feet; thence by said road by land of John M. Wagner, of which this was formerly a part, South forty-nine and one-half degrees West two hundred eighty-two feet to a point in said road; thence by land of said John M. Wagner, North forty-nine and one-half degrees West two hundred ninety-two feet to stones; thence still by same North forty-eight and three-fourths degrees East one hundred fifty-six feet to stones in line of land of said Joseph C. Brentini; thence by said Brentini's land South seventy-one and three-fourths degrees East three hundred thirty-five feet to the place of BEGINNING. CONTAINING One Acre and Seventy Perches. (Bearing from Magnetic Meridian of 1907.) Title to said Premises vested in Wayne A. Chasteen and Debra L. Chasteen by Deed from Sharon I. Bonser and Edward E. Bonser dated July 23, 1999 and recorded on August 2, 1999 in the Monroe County Recorder of Deeds in Book 2067, Page 2359 as Instrument No. 199928011. Being known as: 2503 Route 390, Canadensis, PA 18325 Tax Parcel Number: 01/23/1/7 Tax Pin Number: 01638802854748 SEIZED AND TAKEN IN EXECUTION AS THE PROPERTY OF: WAYNE A CHASTEEN DEBRA L CHASTEEN TO ALL PARTIES IN INTEREST AND CLAIMANTS: "All Property Owners' Associations (POA) who wish to collect the most recent six months unpaid dues in accordance with their statutory lien under the Uniform Planned Community Act of 68 PA. C.S.A. 5315(b)(2)(ii) must provide the Sheriff's Office at least two weeks before the Sheriff's Sale with written notification of the amount of the lien and state that "such amount is for the past six months prior to the Sheriff's Sale only." Any sale which does not receive such notification from a POA will not be collected at the time of Sheriff's Sale." A schedule of proposed distribution for the proceeds received from the above captioned sale will be on file in the Office of the Sheriff within thirty (30) days from the date of the sale. Distribution in accordance therewith will be made within ten (10) days thereafter unless exceptions are filed within said time. Todd A. Martin Sheriff of Monroe County Pennsylvania ROGER FAY, ESQUIRE Sheriff's Office Stroudsburg, PA Barry J. Cohen, Sheriff's Solicitor PR - Sept 21, 28; Oct 5

Background: The revised Sign ordinance was passed March 9, 2016, allowing for "Electronic Message Centers."  What do YOU think about these signs?  

BARRETT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is in custody after allegedly trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl from her home in the Poconos.

Police were called to a home on Naomi Lane near Cresco around 3 a.m. Monday.

Investigators say the suspect, Dudley Robinson, lives in basement of the home. 

The child’s mother says she was awakened by her daughter’s cries. She found Robinson dragging the child toward the front door and into a van.

The mother and father fought to free the girl, even getting dragged by the vehicle.

Robinson crashed the van into a tree. He then went to the porch of the home with a gun and threatened suicide.

Police were able to take him into custody safely. He is charged with attempted kidnapping and other charges.

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To find out if the dairy products you purchase are made in Pennsylvania, click here.  Support local farmers!  

Editor's Note:
I have written previously about the quality of the public water available in Mountainhome from AQUA.  They add small amounts of chlorine to the water, which I have been filtering out of my drinking water for years.  I just came across this article that discusses the implications of showering in chlorinated water and wated to share:

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It makes intuitive sense that drinking chlorinated water can create imbalances in your intestinal flora. We know that chlorine will kill many of the good bacteria and microbes that live symbiotically with us in our gut. These good bacteria help us digest our food, keeping us serene and healthy. But most of us fail to take this thought to it’s logical end. I know I did.

You see, I thought that if I just drank filtered water, I’d have my bases covered. It never even occurred to me that the chlorine in my shower and bath water could be just as damaging, if not more so. That’s because your skin is your largest organ, and it’s naturally gifted with the ability to absorb both nutrients and toxins.

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I received this letter from County Waste regarding an additional $5 monthly fee for recycling pickup service. 

See also, related article: China Throws Recycling Scam in the Trash.  

Actual text from the letter as follows:

June 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

As many of you are aware, recycling programs in the United States have come under fire over the last year. Our costs to provide the service since 1988 were largely provided by the sale of the products we recycled. Unfortunately, the payment received has turned into a bill to accept. This situation has forced us to reconsider or rework the mechanics of the program.

Escalating competition between Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke’s to be the dominant health system north of Philadelphia is driving the construction of hospitals and doctor’s offices in the Poconos.

In late 2016, St. Luke’s opened a 102-bed hospital in Bartonsville. Three months later, Pocono Health System merged with LVHN to become LVHN-Pocono. And by the end of 2017, St. Luke’s added a cancer center with a sleep disorder wing, and LVHN opened a 12-bed inpatient rehabilitation center at its Pocono hospital, and a health center in Blakeslee with an urgent care service. It also announced plans for a hospital campus in Tannersville in 2020 that will provide emergency care, a surgical unit with private rooms, a sleep disorder center and medical offices.

This study is the first large RCT of a state-funded pre-k program and one of only two such studies ever conducted of a public preschool program in the United States. As such, it provides uniquely credible evidence in the area of early childhood education.

While the study found positive short-term effects on child achievement (at the end of the pre-k year), these effects dissipated as children entered elementary school and turned modestly negative by third grade. At the third-grade follow-up, the control group scored significantly higher in math and science achievement than the pre-k group.

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For all who are concerned about losing the Recycling Center in Barrett:

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Now you get to do the work that China won’t.

The huge dirty secret of recycling was also one of the world’s worst polluters.

Every branch of government from Washington D.C. to your local town council had spent a fortune convincing people that recycling is a magical process that turns your old pizza boxes into new pizza boxes while creating those imaginary “green jobs” in the community. The reality was a lot dirtier.

All of America’s industries, including trash sorting, had been outsourced to China.

And recycling is just a fancy lefty way of saying "trash." All that recycling, which children in progressive communities are taught to sort as the closest thing to a religious ritual, was really being dumped by the ton on dirty ships and sent over to China. We weren’t recycling it. The Chinese were.

But now China is banning foreign recycling because it’s bad for the environment.

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