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Reserve your lodging now and plan your visit:
Saturday, September 26 through Sunday, September 27, 2015

With 1.5 million visitors planning on attending, you can beat the traffic and avoid major crowds by reserving your hotel, motel, or lodging in the Poconos.  Then, you can enjoy a nice, scenic drive down to Philadelphia to join the activities.

We are having our Grand Opening Saturday, May 23rd at 10:00am, for our brand new Callie's Candy Museum.

You are all invited to view all the old time candy equipment that Mom and Dad have collected over the years.

Please come and enjoy some time with us.

Location: Callie's Candy Kitchen, Mountainhome

Barrett Township has over 2300 feet of publicly accessible fishing along the Brodhead Creek in Cresco, PA.  Access is along Pasold Farm Drive, off of Spruce Cabin Road: Click here for driving directions - Google Map Fishing licenses are required.

Mountainhome, PWSID# PA2450039

Our drinking water contains chlorine, arsenic, copper, and lead.  (On the bright side, at least it doesn’t contain fluoride!)

Are you drinking FILTERED water?
Below are some suggestions for filtering the water in your home.

  1. Install a sediment filter on your incoming water line.  This will help protect your appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, etc) from any particles that come into your plumbing:
    https://www.amazon.com/Culligan-HF-360A-Sediment-Cartridge-Included/dp/B000BQUPZ8/

  2. Get a drinking water filter like this for your kitchen:
    http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com/

    These filters are MUCH nicer than a standard “Brita” filter, which pass water through charcoal.  These Berkey filters are essentially filtering water through a stone.  The filters are able to filter red food coloring out of water.  They also remove chlorine and other soft metals.  The photo attached to this article shows a “3 years later” shot of our Berkey filter element.  Note that we have been putting approximately 1 gallon of “AQUA Public Water” through this filter every day. 

 

We encourage everyone to drink clean water and eat quality food. 

Even if you have well water, adding the above filters to your home’s water system couldn’t hurt.   

 

If you want to have you water checked, here is the information for a PA-state-accredited water testing lab:
Prosser Labs
(570) 629-2981
http://www.prosserlabs.com/Bacteria-Testing-Contact-Effort-PA.html

 

 

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Full-Day Kindergarten Registration Open Now

Pocono Mountain School District is currently registering Kindergarten students for the 2015-2016 school year.

Parents who have a child who meets the eligibility for the 2015-2016 school year Kindergarten class, should contact the Pocono Mountain School District Central Registration Office at 839-7121 ext. 40400 to schedule an appointment. The child must be five (5) years of age or more, on or before September 1, 2015.

Date: May 19, 2015
Time: 7am - 7pm
Locations: Methodist Church and Township Building

(Letter to the Editor) Hello Neighbor!

We are very sorry for the interruption in township news updates, but bad colds and family matters this winter slowed us down.  We'll summarize activities since January, although you are probably already familiar with them:

Sunday, April 19 - 11am to 4pm

We will have tables available for local persons who have environment or humanity based businesses, projects, or hobbies they would like to share, or display.

We're back! Enjoy April 19th with us- see presentations on tomahawk throwing by the Boy Scouts, maple syrup by Dutch Hill Preserves, and saving the bee and butterfly pollinators. Join a nature walk, admire local art, support our local farms or purchase plant seedlings for your garden. Children can make bird feeders, and plant seeds.

Music by Juggernaut String Band. BBQ food truck by local The Smokin' Chef. 

Thank you to our gold sponsors Skytop Lodge and Weiler. 

  • Citizens Tables (2 available) will be free, thanks to donations from our generous sponsors, including Skytop Lodge, and the Pour House, for community service or hobby exhibits. No selling or advertising (except for one display with business cards or brochures) will be allowed.
  • Business Tables (3 available) may be reserved, advertising and sales of Earth Day related or farm products will be permitted. Table fee with the table provided is $25.00, or if the business provides their own table $10.00.

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