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PARADISE TOWNSHIP -- Drivers are forced to turn around at a bridge that will now be closed a lot longer than first thought.

A bridge on Paradise Valley Road in Monroe County, also known as Route 940, closed last week for emergency repairs.

According to PennDOT officials, this bridge won't be open until at least October. It's in such bad shape that patch work would not be enough.

The closure is not only affecting drivers but also businesses.

[Update 7/27/16 @ 2pm: only six (6) tanks remaining.]
[Update 8/16/16 @ 10am: Only three (3) tanks remaining.]

One time used in new condition. Eight (8) available - call today.  Great for collecting rainwater and other uses.  Local delivery available.  More info:

(570) 994-2992

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Matthew Herbik. I have lived in the Pocono Mountains for the last 15 years. One of the reasons I chose to live in this area is one of the natural resources: the beautiful, dark, starry night sky. I’m an amateur astrophotographer. Over the past 15 years, there has been a lot of construction in the area of all kinds: residential, commercial, and industrial. During this time the light pollution has increased dramatically as can be seen on this link:

http://www.lightpollutionmap.info/

You are invited to attend the 58th Annual Antique Show & Sale at the Mountainhome United Methodist Church...
...at the junction of Routes 191 and 390 "In the Heart of the Poconos"

Friday and Saturday
July 22 and 23, 2016

We have long awaited the summer sunshine to enjoy the outdoors.  Over 20 antique dealers providing a wide array of antiques, collectibles, unique / interesting garden decor, plus much much more...

  • Mount Airy Casino, July 3rd
  • Skytop Lodge, July 3rd (South Lawn)

To see where additional local fireworks shows are available, click here.

 

 

Mark your calendar for the Buck Hill Falls Fine Arts Festival and Marketplace on Saturday, July 23rd from 10 AM - 4 PM at the Tennis Tea and Circle Drive. This year’s show will feature artists displaying and selling a wide variety of original art. An array of new artists will display oils and pastels as well as creative workings in woodwork, pottery and jewelry. The Marketplace will feature wonderful gourmet foods, plants and flowers. Running concurrently with the art show, Gertie’s Garrett will be selling previously-valued items with the pleasure of the new owner in mind. Fun activities for children.

By David Pierce
Pocono Record Writer

Posted Jun. 2, 2016 at 11:06 AM

The Monroe County commissioners vote 3-0 Wednesday — despite strong opposition voiced during a 90-minute public hearing — to authorize a countywide reassessment of all properties, aimed at achieving more equitable property values for tax purposes.

Edit 3/17/17: It seems the new PA Contact for spraying this year is Triple F Flying.  Source WNEP.


To the Editor:
Please do not hire the outfit from Georgia to fly over your house and spread poison throughout our environment.  The following article was posted to Facebook by the Audobon Society of Rhode Island in response to a person asking why they found these dead songbirds after having their trees sprayed.  This outfit from Georgia, "Bruces Flying Service" has a "PA Contact" listed in their ad of 570-595-2303.
- Anonymous


So, I was checking my voicemail this morning and there was one from a caller who said that she had her trees sprayed for caterpillars – trees occupied by three bird feeders - and now, she is upset that there are no birds at all for her to watch. She wonders if the spray could possibly have something to do with it. (Yes, spraying pesticides on your trees will have an effect on the songbirds.) It is not uncommon for us to get inquiries such as these, and it is with great frustration and sadness that we often are faced with educating people after the damage has been done.

Barrett/Paradise Ecumenical Community: "Deep Sea Discovery," 9 a.m. to noon June 27 to July 1, Mountainhome United Methodist Church, routes 390 and 191, Cresco. All community children ages 3 to grade six are invited to attend. Children will learn that God is with them and watches over them wherever they go. Registration will be held at 8:30 a.m. June 27. We are encouraging all children to preregister in order to help us with planning for snacks, crafts, leaders, etc. Information or to preregister: Susan at 570-839-8029. Closing program this year will be held at 7 p.m. July 1.

There is much discussion everywhere about our food supply. Where is it coming from? is it safe for us? how nutritious is it? and so on. Would you like the opportunity to grow your own vegetables on a plot of land that has been plowed for you, and leveled for planting by dedicated volunteers? The Community garden offers you a small plot of land that is yours for the summer, free of charge, to plant and maintain. We are a pesticide free garden so you can be assured that your vegetables will be safe and good for you. You can connect with nature and enjoy the miracle of seeing your plants respond to your care by giving you their gifts of fresh, healthful vegetables.

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