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By Sharon Rothman
Originally posted on the Pocono Record

Posted May. 5, 2016 at 8:44 PM

Farm-to-table foodies can indulge in a wide variety of offerings when the Monroe Farmers Market begins its summer season 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday at Courthouse Square.

A staple of the downtown Stroudsburg scene for more than 37 years, the market will continue to be open every Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the growing season until mid October.

"Close to Home"

Sunday, April 24th
1pm to 4pm

Music by local Juggernaut String Band; seed swap; pony rides; seminar on Native Plants.  Instructions and seed packets available at Barrett Paradise Friendly Library - OR - Stonewall Garden

We're Busting At The Seams & Doing Some Spring Cleanin'
Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Indoor & outdoor weather permitting.

Something for everyone. Christmas items, all seasons gently used clothing for the whole family, housewares, games, toys, puzzles, cd's, video movies, framed art, tons of books, old working t.v.'s..Great prices, Lots to choose from.

Learn how to turn your garbage into rich soil that many gardeners call "Black Gold". Classes are free of charge. Every attendee is entered into a drawing for a chance to win a composter.

WHEN: June 13th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Sept. 12th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Oct. 10th 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

WHERE: Monroe County Waste Authority 183 Commerical Blvd Blakeslee, Pa 18610

Class sizes are limited to 20 people. Contact Cindy Parks to pre-register: cparks@thewasteauthority.com (570) 643-6100

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Edit: There are food-grade IBC water totes available locally.  These are an excellent value and hold many more gallons than the standard rain barrels.

 

Local delivery available.  More info:
http://poconos.craigslist.org/grd/5638283261.html


This will be held in connection with Monroe County Earth Day at NCC Monroe Campus.  Are you interested in collecting rain water for outdoor uses around the home?  Whether used for watering plants, washing the car, or washing windows, roof runoff collected in rain barrels provides an ample supply of naturally soft water for a variety of outdoor uses.  This spring, the Monroe County Conservation District is holding a rain barrel sale on Saturday, April 23, 2016. 

 

This Pennsylvania-made rain barrel features a screened lid, brass ball valve spigot, bottom drain, and overflow fittings, all installed on a repurposed barrel. Ordering deadline is Wednesday, April 13, 2016 and pick-up day is Saturday, April 23, 2016 between 11a.m. and 3p.m. at the Monroe County Earth Day, held at Monroe Campus of Northampton Community College.  For more information on the rain barrel, or for an order form, please call the E. E. Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Update March 2016:
BARRETT TOWNSHIP -- The old Buck Hill Inn in Monroe County will once again be up for an online auction.

The online sale for the Buck Hill Inn near Mount Pocono is scheduled to begin on March 8. The starting bid is $350,000.

The inn sold for $750,000 in October, but the buyer failed to follow through with the contract, according to realtors.

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Hats off to Jimmy and Voula for being mentioned by Zagats in a recent article, 10 Reasons to Drive to the Poconos this Winter:

Mountainhome Diner

This perfect slice of Americana has everything you could ask for from a diner (pictured above): friendly service, all-day breakfast, daily specials like Yankee pot roast, towering club sandwiches and a 1950s-style ice cream shop located right next door. While this diner might not keep the night-owl hours that some city spots do, it’s worth noting that Mountainhome opens promptly at 6 AM seven days a week.

Route 191 & 390, Mountainhome, PA; 570-595-2523

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Taking advantage of humans is nothing new, and as can be seen, is not only a problem somewhere else.

Bridge Update 1/14/16:

In Barrett Township, staged construction begins on the Mountain Home Road (SR 390) bridge over Mill Creek the week of January 18. The bridge was built in 1956 and averages 5,556 vehicles a day. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction during construction, which is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2016.

The bridge on Rt 390 over Mill Creek will be down to one lane as of July 15, 2015. The bridge will remain open to traffic with a signal light in place.

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