Barrett Township News, Events, Public Notices: Villages of Mountainhome, Cresco, Skytop, Buck Hill Falls, Canadensis
via the Library: Thanks to a grant from the R. Dale & Frances M. Hughes Foundation last year, we were able to install security cameras at the Library which now makes it possible for us to host a drop box.
This Arbor Day, Ike Olson of Keystone Tree Specialists is paying it forward, helping save a nearly 100-year-old gray birch tree at the Skytop Lodge.
Author: Amanda Eustice (WNEP)
Published: 4:04 PM EDT April 29, 2022
Updated: 4:04 PM EDT April 29, 2022
MONROE COUNTY, Pa. — Skytop Lodge in Barrett Township has thousands of trees on its property, but not all are state champions, nearing 100 years old.
Update 5/3/22 at 10:30am
Weiler Abrasives (Cresco, Pennsylvania), a leading provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning, announces that Karl M. Weiler, former president, has received the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Industrial Supply Association (ISA).
Friends and family of Mike Bolock celebrate his 25-year career of owning and operating Bolock Funeral Home in Cresco.
H. Sumner Shumway, 98, of Cresco passed away in his home on Friday, April 15, 2022. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Harold L. and Ruth (Basehore) Shumway. Sumner was the beloved husband of the late Janet (Burgwin) Shumway. Sumner honorably served as a radar technician in the United States Navy during WWII. He very passionately spent time, educating youth about Veterans Affairs; he spoke at many local schools and events. He also served his community as a chaplain for VFW Post #922 and served as a Barret Township board member. Sumner worked for many years as a telecommunications technician for AT&T. Sumner will be remembered for his love of sharing stories and memories with all he encountered. Above all, he was the most active and loving father, with the best Donald Duck voice around.
Survivors: Harold will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Gail Shumway and her husband Bruce Guerdan and Cindy Morgan and her husband George; brother in law, Bruce Burgwin and his wife Flo; daughter in law, Geralyn Shumway; grandchildren, Jennifer Lintzeris and her husband Kostaki, Alison Wong and her husband Jeffrey, Brittany Morgan, Stephanie Guerdan, Christian Guerdan and his wife Nicole, Emily Haas and her husband William and Andrew Guerdan; great grandchildren, Nicholas and Emma Lintzeris and Ava and Alivia Wong and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sumner is preceded in death by his son, Gary Shumway.
Services: A memorial service at the American Legion Post #922, Spruce Cabin Rd, Cresco, PA 18326 will be announced in the days to come. Bolock Funeral Home of Cresco has been entrusted with arrangements.
Posted online on April 18, 2022
Author: Amanda Eustice (WNEP)
Published: 4:30 PM EDT April 20, 2022
Updated: 4:50 PM EDT April 20, 2022
CRESCO, Pa. — On the outside, the former Monsignor McHugh School in Paradise Township, near Cresco, still looks like a school. On the inside, it has been transformed into a new worship space: Most Holy Trinity.
Over the past couple of years, parishioners have come together to volunteer their time to help make the new worship space. Mike Ziobro of Canadensis is one of them.
Krista Paolucci of Barrett Township believes the overturning of Roe v Wade will remove the power from lifelong federal appointees and return it to state legislators and, ultimately, the voters. "This is the most democratic way for our country to address a deeply contentious issue that has scarred the spirit of our nation for generations," she said.
MOUNTAINHOME, PA - Krista Paolucci announced her candidacy for representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the 115th district of Monroe County. The revised 115th district represents Barrett, Coolbaugh, Middle Smithfield, Paradise, Pocono, Price, Stroud Township 2, 4, 5, and the borough of Mt. Pocono.
To the Editor:
Once again the illegal use of dirt bikes and quads has begun on some of the township roads and residential properties in Barrett. Not only is this activity illegal, it is dangerous and very annoying to many township residents. These bikes are seen as one or in groups, recklessly driving, speeding, and using both sides of the road, with seemingly no regard for other vehicles or people. These bikes are extremely loud, especially when being driven as fast as they are. It seems unfair to a taxpaying property owner wanting to enjoy time outside, with dirt bikes racing around on the roads, as well as private properties in residential areas. Anyone else with any concerns or questions about this issue can refer to Barrett Township Ordinance # 164, which addresses this issue. This ordinance can be viewed online at the Barrett Township website, or a copy can be obtained at the township building on Rt. 390 in Mountainhome. This ordinance was adopted for the very reason this article is being written and can be legally enforced. It should also be noted that this is not to target property owners who use quads responsibly on their property to do work and chores. But it is not fair that this illegal activity should be allowed to continue to appease a few at the expense of everyone else. Thank you.
Monroe County woman reaches out to her Russian roots
A Russian-born woman living in Monroe County says she's disappointed with the way many in her home country are reacting to the war on Ukraine.
Author: Rose Itzcovitz (WNEP)
Published: 7:28 PM EDT April 1, 2022
Updated: 7:48 PM EDT April 1, 2022
CRESCO, Pa. — "This is when we just came," Svetlana Hanover explained, as she turned through her photo album. "It's literally the first day in the United States."
Canadensis - Leslie A. Heitz, 70, of Canadensis, PA, died on March 23, 2022 at St. Lukes Hospital, Allentown, PA. Born in Sandusky, OH, Leslie was formerly a 45 year resident of Langhorne, PA.