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Monday, 17 October 2016 00:00

Scenic Drive: Pocono Foliage Tour

Pocono Mountains: 
This drive starts in Milford and proceeds southwest on Route 209 South along the Delaware River. Continue south on Route 209 to Jim Thorpe, a great little town with hills all around.

Distance: 70 miles
Type: Non-Loop
Highlights: Mountains, River views

For more information, including an interactive map, click here.

Thursday, 13 October 2016 00:00

AWSOM Furball & Pawsitive People Awards Dinner

Friday, November 11 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM in EST
Ridgecrest @ Stroudsmoor Country Inn
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360

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Eat in or Take Out
Located at the Firehouse on Route 191


Monday, 10 October 2016 00:00

Free Workshop: Home Food Preservation

Home Food Preservation: Canning Basics
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016

Food preservation is experiencing a rejuvenation; many people are interested in growing and/or buying local foods and want to preserve them for use throughout the year. Home Food Preservation: Canning Basics is an introductory workshop providing USDA's current recommendations on how to safely can seasonal garden produce and specialty items.


Monday, 10 October 2016 00:00

Live Webcam: Skytop, PA

Click here to see the live broadcast from Skytop, PA:

(works best using Chrome web browser)

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 00:00

2016 Barrett Scarecrow Race

  • Date & Time - Sunday, October 16, 2016 (Rain or Shine) , 5K starts at 9:30am, Kids Race 9am sharp.
  • Start & Finish -   Weiler Corporation,  1 Weiler Drive, Route 390 Cresco PA, 18326
  • Check-in-   8:00 to 9:15am - Convenient parking
  • Entry Fee   $25 pre-entry includes a Champion long sleeve tech shirt
  • $30 if received after September 17, 2016 includes a Champion  long sleeve tech shirt
  • $35 if received after October 1, 2016 includes a Champion long sleeve tech shirt while supplies last
  • Friday October 28, 2016
  • Saturday October 29, 2016
  • 9am-4pm

Rt 447 N of traffic light in Canadensis

Fresh Baked goods and Light lunch available for purchase
Handicap accessible

Household items, clothes, Knic Knacs, books, jewelry, vintage items, holiday items, baby items, toys and lots, lots more. You never know what treasures may be waiting.

Not too early to shop for Christmas.
Phone: 570-656-7207

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:00

Fall Festival 2016

When: September 10 & 11, 12-4pm
Location: High Acres Park, Canadensis

Bring entries for the contest to High Acres on Saturday 9-10:30am
Produce / Veggies / Fruit, James & Jellies, Baked Goods, Flowers and Crafts

Show us your blue-ribbon best, top winners receive prizes!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 00:00

What to do about abandoned properties

We understand that there is concern about a lack of action due to abandoned, dilapidated properties.  If you live near an eyesore property, the first thing you should do is call the township and complain.  (570) 595-2602  If a phone call doesn't get things done sufficiently, pdfthere is a "complaint" form (PDF) that you can file to officially record your complaint with the supervisors.  Once your complaint is on file, a zoning officer will review the property in question and determine with the supervisors whether further action is warranted. 

There are local zoning ordinances that say that you don't need to be staring at piles of trash in your neighbor's driveway.

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.

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