Local News

Monday, 24 March 2014 15:16

Earth Day 2014 at High Acres Park

Dear friends of Earth Day;

Earth Day will be celebrated at High Acres Park in Canadensis on Sun. May 4th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us; no fee is necessary- just let us know if you need a table. This year Dale Price and Sharon Rose are being joined by new volunteers. Help us continue a great event! If you can participate, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 16

Pete Taney
570-807-3022

P.S. For those interested in helping with a local road clean up, or who have already joined a group, there is a thank you breakfast for road cleaning volunteers at the park on Sat. May 3rd. Call John Miller at 570-595-7129 for details.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 08:00

Mountainhome Candle Fire Recovery Fund

On February 15, 2014 tragedy struck in our small town, it hurt the hearts of everybody in our community, but most of all, it hurt the family who poured their blood sweat and tears into this business.  Owner Chuck Knipe and his wife Justine rebuilt Mountainhome Candle after fire destroyed the business in 2005.  They are now are faced with tragedy again, this time with no insurance to help in covering the damage.  While the exact cause of the fire is still being discovered, it is believed that the roof to their factory/warehouse collapsed  under the weight of snow from the storm.  The collapse hit a propane tank causing an explosion and the building is a total loss.  Chuck and Justine have lost thousands of dollars in products, and equipment, making it no longer possible to produce their candles and fulfill orders for customers.

To make a donation, click here.

Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:32

Resolved: Make MY Business Grow in 2014

SCORE of Northeastern PA (www.nepascore.org) and Barrett-Paradise Business Association member KMS Marketing Solutions will be presenting a 4-part workshop on Email and Social Media Marketing.  Learn how to use these powerful, cost-effective, high return-on-investment tools to build business, increase communication with customers and prospects, and obtain referral business.

We are pleased to announce that we are now including the nearby towns of Paradise Township and Henryville in this site's business and real estate directories.  Check back as we continue to add new and existing businesses from these towns!

Monday, 12 August 2013 14:16

Coming Soon: 10 Digit Dialing!

From Monroe County Control Center (E911)
June 26, 2013

We have been notified by Verizon and Frontier Telephone companies that starting in September phone calls made within the 570 area code will require the caller to dial ten digits; the area code and the seven digit number you typically call.

(To read the full letter, please download attached PDF)

Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:48

2013 Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival

When: July 26 - August 10, 2013
More Information: http://www.buckhillskytopfest.org
Buy Tickets: Click Here
Directions: Google Maps

Contact Information:
PO Box 605, Mountainhome PA 18342
570-616-0317 • 570-972-2129 (fax)
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Please Note: The Geisinger-Mountainhome office will be moving on May 20, 2013 to the Mount Pocono Geisinger location:

Geisinger - Mt. Pocono
126 Market Way (formerly 21 Commerce Court)
Mt. Pocono, PA 18344

Phone: 570-839-3633
Fax: 570-839-6490
 
Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 8 pm
Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
We offer same day, evening and Saturday appointments.

Thursday, April 18th, 6pm

For those of you who don't already know, Barrett Twp. is undergoing ordinance changes. These changes affect all residents and it is very important for us to all know and understand what these changes are and mean for us. Please attend the meeting Thurs. night. For more details you can find a copy of the draft ordinances on the Barrett Township website. This is a public event so please forward invites to other Township residents. Thank You.

March 26, 2013

Dear Aqua Mountainhome Customers:

I am writing to let you know about a water infrastructure improvement project that Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (Aqua) is scheduled to begin in your area in the next week.

Aqua will begin an $840,000 project to replace approximately 4,858 feet of old undersized pipe with new 8-inch ductile iron pipe that will eliminate leaks and improve service reliability for customers. The project on Rt. 390 will extend from Price's Drive south to the area near CVS.

Construction is scheduled to take place Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and is expected to be complete late this summer.

This meeting is of massive importance.  All Barrett and Paradise residents MUST attend to have their voices heard!  There is LOTS of talk regaurding the opening of a Charter School if Barrett is closed.  I and MANY parents are for this.  We need to stand behind our children's education and social well being.  We want to see Barrett succeed and remain open, but if it does not, then a Charter may be our only alternative!  Please pass this information on.  There are people who have been working on this for months now and need our support.  More information will be announced at the hearing, Monday night.