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As part of the 2017 Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, registration is now open to organizations that wish to organize a wide range of beautification projects. Registered cleanup events can get free trash bags, gloves and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, while supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections and educational events.

Open to the Public! 
March 12, 2017
2-4 pm
Spruce Cabin Road, Canadensis

A $1.00 ticket gives you two chances to win each round! 

We noticed that Vocelli Pizza delivers to our area, and wanted to share.  They are located in Mount Pocono, connected to Bailey's Steakhouse.  570-839-7437

Grant Hilfiger is running for Barrett Township Supervisor in the November 2017 Election.  The Primary is in May, 2017.  Please stop by Sunshine Flooring on Route 390 to show your support! 

https://www.facebook.com/Grant-Hilfiger-for-Barrett-Supervisor-436317100045936/?hc_ref=SEARCH

 

The Barrett Paradise Friendly Library is excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new S.T.E.A.M. Creation & Discovery Center. Stop by the library any Mon, Wed, or Thursday between 3:30pm-6:30pm to free play with the new materials. We will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 18th from 11am-1pm where all of the new materials will be showcased. Also, Lynn Vorhees, creator of Imaginality Augmented Reality software, will also be on-hand to show us how her exciting software works!

For more information about this program, or any of our other children's programs, visit www.BarrettLibrary.org or call the library! 570-595-7171

Fellow Barrett Resident,

In July 2015, the Barrett Township Police Department merged with Pocono Regional.  Since then, have been numerous “unofficial” (unreported) break-ins, vandalism, and thefts.  There have also been two bank robberies:

  • In November 2015, the ESSA bank on Route 390 was robbed. (link)
  • In January 2017, the NBT Bank on Route 390 was robbed. (link)

 I wanted to share some thoughts and ideas, suggestions and pointers, so that the next time one of our (three!) banks is held up, the citizens know what they can do:

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS WREATH & SWAGS NOW!

Canadensis Moravian Church is accepting orders for their hugely popular
HAND CRAFTED  FRESH CHRISTMAS WREATHS & SWAGS

Our beautiful wreaths & swags have been hand crafted by the members of our Church since 1947 using an assortment of at least 6 types of fresh local greenery in each, including Pine, Cedar, Juniper, Fir, White Pine, Concolor, Balsam, Boxwood, Holly, Prince's Pine & Mountain Laurel. They're then topped off with pine cones, berries & a bow made of weather proof ribbon; chose either red or burgundy. Or bring in your own ribbon to match your decor.

BARRETT TOWNSHIP -- State officials say the owners of a building being demolished in Monroe County need to explain themselves.

Crews are knocking down a former elementary school in the Mountainhome area, but the Department of Environmental Protection says the notice of demolition expired.

The DEP said the owners, who are from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, filed a notice of demolition and asbestos abatement over the summer. The paperwork expired at the end of September and was never renewed.

DEP surveyed the site when crews started demolition in November and gave the OK to continue. Crews are under orders to stop working if they find any asbestos.

A spokesperson with DEP said the owners will get a notice of violation for not properly renewing the paperwork and could face a fine.

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Editor's Note: Compared to how nicely the other bridges in our area have turned out, it's a shame how big of a "bump" there is when driving over this new bridge!  They recently shaved it down and add another seam, which makes it a little better, but it's still pretty rough.


PARADISE TOWNSHIP -- The "closed bridge" and "detour" signs have been moved and the bridge on Route 940 in Paradise Township is back open for business, bringing relief for many including businesses that were affected.

"We are so excited and I couldn't even imagine how excited I was for this bridge to open," said Suzie Eckhart, Kasa's Pizza and Taco Bell manager.

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