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Would you like to be a Streamwatcher?

Brodhead Watershed Association will soon welcome new “water warriors” into its popular Streamwatch program.

Streamwatch volunteer training sessions will be held at at Northampton Community College’s Tannersville campus. You need attend only one session: either 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Pocono Hall, Room 108, or at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in Kapp Hall, Room 104.

Date: February 17, 2018
Time: Band plays from 7 to 10
Location: American Legion Post 922, Spruce Cabin Road, Canadensis PA

The Moonshine Mountain Boys
Featuring members of The McWilliams Brothers Band & Snake Oil Willie
Brad McWilliams   Skeeter Nauman

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Light Snacks Provided

IF YOU GO: Animal tracking
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24
WHERE: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville
COST: Free, but registration is required.
DETAILS: This activity is suitable for children of all ages. Children and adults should dress to be outside and be prepared to walk on snow-covered trails.

On Saturday, Feb. 24, children and their parents will have the opportunity to get outside and learn about the tracks and traces that our native wildlife leave behind.

The program “Who Goes There? Tracking Pocono Wildlife,” led by an experienced environmental educator, starts inside as children and their families learn about critters who live in the woods and along the cold, pure streams of the Poconos. How animals make tracks and what to look for in identifying tracks will be covered.

From Rep. Rosemary Brown:

Forms for the state’s 2017 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are now available for download from the Department of Revenue’s website. Paper forms will be available in the coming weeks. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2017. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

Barrett Township Historical Society presents:

From Service Station to Garden Center
by Elaine Bubb, Owner, Stonewall Garden Center

Date: Friday, February 16
Time: 2pm
Location: The Friendly Community Center 

Barrett Township has been awarded an LSA Grant for $148,270 for the Firehouse Renovations Project. The renovations include: Roof, Painting, Meeting Rooms Flooring, Engine Room Flooring, Folding Door (Meeting room), Furnace, AC, Overhead Doors, Sound Blocks and Doors.  Work is anticipated to start Summer 2018

The Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Company is vital. "Their firehouse here is the hub of all the activity," says Pam Gardsy, Barrett Township's Executive Secretary Treasurer.

But the building is falling apart.

Gardsy adds, "it's very dated."

Thanks to a $148,000 dollar grant, the firehouse's floors, roof, and heating system will be repaired.

On December 16th a festive Buck Hill Falls Holiday luncheon organized by radiant Lucy Stone Cusano was held in the beautiful art-filled Fairway Grille. With about 50 ladies in attendance the holiday season was celebrated with happy conversation and laughter not far from a warm fireplace and delicious chicken entrees and appetizers. Adding to the holiday spirit, Santa took a brief respite from the North Pole frenzy and entertained the group with song. Although in his haste Santa had forgotten to don his red pants, his boisterous Christmas mood was unaffected as he joyously belted out a raucous rendition of Psycho Santa.

Barrett Township Historical Society

General Membership Meeting

January 19, 2018

Short business meeting begins at 2:00pm, followed by speaker Amy Leiser, Director of Monroe County Historical Association, presenting Women Who Made History in Monroe County

All at the Friendly Community Center on Route 191 (across from the MUMC Church at the 390/191 split)

All Welcome. Refreshments. Free.

Contact:
Donna Bisset
570-595-2857

What: Community Christmas Open House
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Cresco Station Museum - Sandspring Road, Cresco, PA

Come join the FUN, a good time FOR ALL!  Sponsored by the Barrett Township Historical Society

On Saturday, November 18th, a Jane Austen Tea was held at Barrett Friendly Library as part of a weeklong celebration of Jane Austen’s work.  Library members and staff had a fun time preparing many delectable tea sandwiches and pastries which about fifty lucky attendees sampled with delight.  Inspired by the festive spirit of the occasion, some dressed in period costume, donning their best bonnets.  And adding variety, Roseanne Walters looked very handsome dressed as Mr. Darcy.

After tea, Elizabeth Steele, former President of the Jane Austen Society of North America and teacher at Delaware Valley University, presented her insights into the facts and fictions of Jane’s work.  Being a life-long admirer of Austen, Elizabeth discussed how Jane was the first author to use a free indirect style which uses 3rd party narrative and is limited by what the character sees and believes. Jane also includes subtle clues adding richness to the story, and each reading brings new layers to the surface.  Elizabeth’s perspective and ideas were enlightening, and we thank both Elizabeth and the library for a very enjoyable tea!

Ethel Huff

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