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.
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.
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
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:
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.
Hats off to Jimmy and Voula for being mentioned by Zagats in a recent article, 10 Reasons to Drive to the Poconos this Winter:
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
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.
Well, that didn’t take long. Only a few months after getting rid of the Barrett Township Police Department, the ESSA Bank on Route 390 in Mountainhome was robbed.
This article may be “too little, too late,” but we can still ask questions about the way our Township Supervisors are conducting business.
1. Why did we go with Regional over State?
Looking only at the distance between Barrett Township and the corresponding police headquarters:
- State Police Barracks in Swiftwater: 11.1 miles (19 minutes according to Google)
- Mount Pocono Regional Police: 14.9 miles (26 minutes according to Google)