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Do you enjoy learning about foreign policy but prefer an alternative to TV talk shows where the loudest voice can dominate?  Finding a forum for civilized, informative discussion can be challenging.  But one enlightening and enjoyable option is “Great Decisions”, a weekly discussion series on foreign policy offered by the Friendly Community Center.

In February and March about twenty residents gather weekly to discuss ann important policy topic.  Informative background reading includes a well-written booklet (divided into 8 topics) and a 30-minute video for each week’s topic -- all provided by the Foreign Policy Association.  This year’s topics are as follows: 

Date: July 10, 2018 (rain date: July 11)
Time: 4pm - 8pm
Location: the former Barrett Elementary Center
Admission: $5 (ages 5 & under free)

Proceeds benefit the Rotary of the Pocono Mountains

Featured Bands:
The Newspaper Taxis
Acoustic Pursuit
Joe O'Malley

For more information, contact Peter @ 570-656-5700

 

Save the Date: August 9, 2018

Benefit for Regional Ambulance Service

Date: April 22, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: High Acres Park

Food by Roadside Bistro
Music by Juggernaut String Band
Kids Games and Activities

Free Community Festival

DO YOU HAVE EXTRA SPACE IN YOUR HOME?
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME COMPANIONSHIP?
EXTRA INCOME ?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, the SHARE program may be just what you need.  SHARE (Shared Housing And Resource Exchange) is a new housing program being offered in Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties.  Professional Housing Counselors screen and match people who have extra space in their homes with people seeking an affordable living situation.

If this sounds like a good idea for you or someone you know, please contact:

Monroe County
Ryan Lohman
570-832-0538

Time: 8am – 12pm

Dates:
May 5, 2018
June 2, 2018
July 7, 2018
August 4, 2018
September 8, 2018
October 13, 2018

(Contact the Maintenance Dept for a weekday drop-off appointment – 570-595-7866. 24 hr notice required. Available May 6 through Oct 12 only)

Clean-Up takes place at the Barrett Township Maintenance Facility, 194 Sandspring Rd, Cresco, PA. Clean-up is for Barrett Township residents only. Must show valid ID when checking in.

Posted on BarrettTownship.com 3/9/18:

The Municipal Building is open from 8am to 4pm today for anyone needing to warm up, charge their devices, etc.  There is water available if you bring a bottle / jug.  After 4pm, there is a water spigot outside to fill your bottles / jugs.  

 

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To Whom it May Concern:

From the Barrett Township Supervisor Meeting Minutes from the February 15, 2018 Meeting (after returning from executive session)

Quote:
William Pipolo, Jr. made a motion to hire Attorney Jerome Cheslock to become the Arbitrator to resolve the differences with the Organization Agreement with Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.*  The motion was seconded by Patti O'Keefe and carried.  All Supervisors voted aye.  

(*emphasis added)

Upon asking the Supervisors for further information on the issue at the February 28 Supervisor Meeting, the response was that they could not discuss the issue because it is pending litigation.   

Join hike leader Carol Hillestad for a challenging hike of about 2 miles.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018
COST: Free, but registration is required. Directions will be provided upon registration.
INFORMATION: Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email info@brodheadwatershed.org. For information about this and other hikes in the free Get Outdoors Poconos series, go to brodheadwatershed.org/gopoconos. The hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Date: March 10 and 11, 2018
Time: 10am-3pm

Please dress appropriately. Conditions tend to be muddy this time of year in the woods

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