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Wednesday, 29 December 2021 08:17

Obituary - Pastor Barry Whitmer

MOUNTAINHOME - Pastor Barry L. Whitmer, 76, of Mountainhome, died Wednesday afternoon, December 22, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono in East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of Darlene J. (Dewitsky) Whitmer with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.

Maybe it’s the low, end-of-year light, but on the trail to Mount Wismer, I seem to feel forest life settling down all around me. Black bears denning up, sows soon to birth young. White-tailed deer snuffling the leaf litter for acorns and beechnuts. Coyote and foxes, fishers and otters, rabbits, mice, and voles — do they smell snow coming? The cold-blooded creatures are still.

The sense of connectedness to the natural world is strong here. It’s quiet. The only sounds are the crunch of boots, rustle of leaves, and sighing breezes among bare branches.

Please take note and beware, there is a check scam targetting local checking account holders, confirmed with First Keystone Community Bank and heard from a reliable source that also People's Security Bank & Trust accounts.  The fake check was written to KENNETH STEPHENS and deposited.  Attached is a screenshot of the actual (fake) check with name and signature.  If anyone else has similar experience please forward any details or screenshots to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, 23 December 2021 10:01

Public Notice - Estate of Kenneth C. Horne, Sr.

PUBLIC NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Kenneth C. Horne, Sr., late of Cresco, Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Letters of Testamentary in the above named estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims are directed to present the same without delay to the undersigned or his attorney within four (4) months from the date hereof and to file with the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Orphan's Court Division, a particular statement of claim, duly verified by an affidavit setting forth an address within the county where notice may be given to claimant. Wayne Horne, Executor 1895 Church Road Tobyhanna, PA 18466 MICHELLE F. FARLEY, ESQ. P.O. Box 222 Cresco, PA 18326 P - Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 6 R - Dec. 24, Dec. 31, Jan. 7

PUBLIC NOTICE REORGANIZATION MEETING TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Supervisors of Barrett Township will hold a reorganization meeting on January 3, 2022 at 9 a.m., at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. All those who are interested are invited to attend. If you require any special accommodations to attend or participate in the public meeting, please contact the Township at 570-595-2602 at least one day in advance. WEITZMANN, WEITZMANN & HUFFMAN, LLC By: Todd W. Weitzmann, Esq. 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Barrett Township Solicitor P - Dec. 16

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC MEETING TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Auditors of Barrett Township will hold a public meeting at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to organize the Board by the election of a chairman and secretary and to take all other necessary and appropriate action as required by Article IX of the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. Sections 65901-65917. If you require any special accommodations to attend or participate in the public meeting, please contact the Township at 570-595-2602 at least one day in advance. By order of the Barrett Township Board of Auditors P - Dec. 16

The third performance is at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 at the Tennis Tea at Buck Hill Falls.
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Kathryne Rubright, Pocono Record
Sun, December 12, 2021, 6:00 PM·2 min read

Irving Berlin fans can enjoy a 90-minute cabaret based on his works this month at two venues in the Poconos.

Four vocalists will perform “A White Christmas Cabaret” twice at the Lodge at Mountain Springs Lake and once at the Tennis Tea at Buck Hill Falls.

Editor's Note: Kudos to our friends at Skytop Lodge for making this list!  

“The gingerbread hotel at Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Pennsylvania, measures 19 ft. wide by 12 ft. deep and reaches a height of 11 ft. from its base. Production on the gingerbread hotel began in early August and the lodge staff set to work assembling the structure the week of Halloween. Once the frame was erected, the entire bakery team labored to attach the gingerbread and then the candy decorations.”

Thursday, 09 December 2021 15:00

Upgraded Search Features

We've recently built some new features into this website, mainly surrounding the search function:

You can now search the contents of meeting minutes, ordinances, and other documents.  

Wednesday, 01 December 2021 11:36

Donald Langsdorf Obituary (1956 - 2021)

Donald William Langsdorf Jr., 65, of Canadensis, died Saturday, November 27, 2021 at home surrounded by his closest family. He was the loving husband of Katherine Maria (Bader) Langsdorf with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.