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Sunday, 16 October 2016 20:00

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.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 20:00

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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Sunday, 09 October 2016 20:00

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sunday, 09 October 2016 20:00

Live Webcam: Skytop, PA

Click here to see the live broadcast from Skytop, PA:
http://www.skytop.com/live-web-cam/

(works best using Chrome web browser)

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 20:00

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.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:00

Open Letter re: Light Pollution

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. Iā€™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/

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 20:00

58th Annual Antique Show & Sale

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...

By David Pierce
Pocono Record Writer

Posted Jun. 2, 2016 at 11:06 AM

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

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 20:00

Why are we spraying for caterpillars?

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 ā€“ 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.

Monday, 23 May 2016 20:00

Commuity Garden, what is it?

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.