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1 Page 1 Vol. 18 No.2 THE VILLAGE U.S.Postage PAID Cresco, PA Permit No.8 VIEW Postal Customer Community Newspaper Serving Barrett Township, Mt. Pocono, Scotrun, Swiftwater and Tannersville The Rotary Club of the Pocono Mountains Concert Photos in the cemterfold in the Park

2 Page 2 July 27- August 4

3 The older I get, the more nothing surprises me. How many times have you heard that saying? And, yet, certain things, even though they don t surprise me, still make me shake my head in bewilderment. I suppose, as I get older, my cynicism becomes more profound. Maybe it s my age, or just maybe, it s the exposure to all of the hairbrained events I have come 2017 Copyright The Village View An independent community newspaper published monthly for Barrett Township and the surrounding Villages. Editors and Publishers Patti & Phil Dente Kathryn Yerkes Assistant Editor Graphic Artist Heather Schratt Phone P.O.Box 567 Mountainhome, PA Circulation 9,000 Columnists Judy Linder Charlie Fullington John Cafarella Cindy DeLuca Nicole Abrams Sigh!! by Phil Dente to witness over the years. SO, being the self-appointed arbiter of the human race, I have created an award for the outlandish behavior and nincom-poopery that our species is capable of producing. But first, let me add that I am not immune to this award. Actually, I have given it to myself several times, but still many times less than my wife would have me receive it. The award is known as the BONEHEAD DU-JOUR award. Now, you re probably saying to yourself, "Who is deserving of this award and what is the criteria for being nominated. Let me give you some examples. Awhile ago I lived in a development that had a public pool for the general membership. It was up to the residents to maintain it. The first year I was on the pool committee, I was involved in getting everything ready for the upcoming swimming season. As we were installing the diving board on it s base, I noticed a warning printed on the end of the board that read, DIVE FORWARD, and, with an arrow pointing in said direction. Folks, this really got me to thinking... How could any professional pool company come up with such an inane warning to be stamped on all their diving equipment. Then, it dawned on me... Some idiot (excuse the name calling, but I am at a loss for any other description) dove the wrong way, onto the concrete!! And, I would bet, he/she sued the pool company, the doctor, the hospital and anyone else that tried to put humpty dumpty s cracked skull back together again. This individual is an example of the most deserving of this award. But, I must say that this was not as easy a decision to make as it seems. The runner-up for this award, coming in a strong second, was Iron Man. On an iron my wife recently purchased, there was a warning label that read, Check out summer fun for the whole family at the library! org REMOVE CLOTHES BEFORE IRONING. Yep, you guessed it, some guy probably started ironing his clothes, while watching T.V. or something, while they were on him. After doing his shirt, pants, and maybe socks, too, he checked himself into the local hospital with third degree burns all over his body. Yep, right again, he sued everyone from the iron company, the clothes manufacturers, the doctor, the hospital and the T.V. station (for putting on a program that had him so engrossed, he didn t smell the flesh burning until, luckily, a commercial came on.) So, folks, as you are going about with your daily lives, be on the lookout for anyone who you think might be a recipient for this prestigious award. When you find someone who is worthy, (word of caution: whatever you do, DO NOT approach this person-they could be contagious) just jot it down in the recesses of your memory till you get home. Then write a letter to this newspaper explaining why you think this individual should get this award, along with an entry fee check for $1,000. The check can be made out to Phil & Patti s Recreation Fund. (If we choose your contestant as the winner, you will receive a beautiful black t-shirt, with bold neon green lettering, printed with the words, I know a bonehead when I see one! We promise we will be fair and look at all the entrants, then make our decision. The winner will be published in the next issue. Stonewall Garden Center & Country Gift Shop Container Gardens Page 3 Hanging Baskets Galore! Annuals Perennials Vegetable Plants Herbs Trees Shrubs Ground Covers Bagged Soil & Conditioners Landscape Mix Container Mix Peat Top Soil Manure Mulch ORGANIC fertilizers Deer repellent insect control Rt. 447, Canadensis Like us on Facebook Father s Day June 17 Phone SUNDAY, Nov 18th FROZEN $199 till August 1st then $229. ONE STOP TRAVEL What actually happens to your body when you get struck by lightning? Sincerely Jim Nasium Dear Mr. Nasium You get to join the circuits. Ha ha ha Professor Sy Yentz has his Big Top sense of humor. The surrounding air gets hotter than the surface of the sun which causes a thermoacoustic blast wave. When this happens a longway away, we call it thunder, but when it happens right next to you, it can burst your eardrums or throw you to the ground, breaking bones. The biggest risk from lightning is disruption of the electrical signals which coordinate the heartbeat. This can lead to cardiac arrest. The electrical current can also stop you breathing by paralyzing the chest muscles and disrupting the groups of nerve cells in the brain which control breathing rhythm. It s also common briefly to lose consciousness due to the immediate effects of the electric current on the brain. Other than that, you ll be fine. When thunder roars, go indoors. Sincerely, Professor Sy Yentz

4 Page 4 DONAGHY INSURANCE New Car Replacement Rt. 390 Mountainhome, Pa 2 doors down from Callie s Candy Kitchen Family owned and operated since A great big Aly Shik- Doterra Oils Annie M s Aubrey Dilger- Pink Zebra Barb Meckes Basso Cucina Italiana Beverly Hartje Bliss Salon & Spa Carlisle Nostrame Café Duet Canadensis Veterinary Clinic Capri Pizza Carol Hillestad Cook s Corner The Cure Dawn Rack- Thirty-One Donna Bisset drakesflakes Elevations Ellen Kerz Interiors First Place Café 447 Roasters Jane Niering Jerry & Annie Messina Jo Ann Aragona Kathy Scrudato Kentucky Fried Chicken Stroudsburg KoKo Skincare to the generous donors who made The Friendly Community Center's annual Tricky Tray FUNdraiser & Bake Sale a success! Lori Van Decker Maggie Dellafera Margo Rogers Marie Benincasa Marta Thompson Me See Magazine Mick Motors Mountainhome Antiques Mountainhome Bowling Center Mountainhome Deli Niering s Garage Paige Cotter Well-Scripted Pat Goucher - Soaps for the Soul Peggy Fylstra Sea Glass Designs Pocono Bed & Biscuits The PourHouse Neighborhood Bar & Grille Paradise Lavender Farm Rotary Club of the Pocono Mountains Sew Rosie Creations Sit Stay & Play Steele s True Value Stella & Dot Kelly Capporusso Stonewall Garden Center Todd Price Nursery The Daily Bread Bake Shop The Friendly Community Center 6683 Route 191 in Mountainhome

5 Hi Friends and Neighbors! Our summer is in full swing in Barrett and Paradise Townships. The native rhododendrons are blooming, and the library is bustling with activity. Our children s learning program- Summer Reading-Libraries Rock has children exploring and learning every day. Jackie and Darryl Speicher will be leading two exciting science programs; we have special entertainers including Sciencetellers, Shenole Latimer, and Pete Mackevich. They will share the joy of learning about Wild West science, jazz, and wildlife. Everyday there are activities in the library for your families-some guided and some on your own. For adults, we have a special showing of the new Buck Hill Inn documentary created by Rob Frehse, and produced and edited by Dana Garrett and Dave Butz of Trailhead Films. Anyone with families with their lives touched by the Inn will enjoy the film. We have a wonderful series about Little Women planned with baking, candle making, and a wonderful lecture-discussion-mini tea lead by Susan Ruskin-Mayher. Then, On August 18th, a comedy night is scheduled at the Buck Hill Tennis Tea with NYC comedians. Come visit and use your local public library; it s a great resource for everyone. Adult Programs Buck Hill Falls Inn Documentary Friday, July 27th 7:00 pm Come out to watch the showing of the Buck Hill Falls Inn Documentary at the Barrett Paradise Friendly Library. This short film was created by Robert Frehse, produced and edited by Dana Garrett and Dave Butz of Trailhead Films. The film will include interviews with old time Buck Hillers including Karl Weiler, David Ottaway and Buck Hill former and present employees: George Traugh & John Styk, photos of the Inn and its demolition. Also, it reflects on the importance of the resort to the local economy. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Elaine Madere Art Show July 5th- August 29th Elaine Madere, of Pocono Pines will be on display in the Weiler Family Community Room of the library from July 5th-August 29th. Elaine uses Watercolor and Acrylics Library Letters Barrett Paradise Friendly Library Updates by Cindy DeLuca to create paintings that capture the natural beauty that abounds in the Pocono Mountains, and especially in Lake Naomi, where she resides. Movie Days at the Library ***** Movies will be shown on the first and third Monday of the month at 1:00 pm. Freshly-made popcorn will be served. We hope to see you there! (Movie schedule subject to change for special programs) Monday July 16th at 1:00 pm The Man Who Invented Christmas In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in A Christmas Carol, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today. Run time: 1h 44 min Rated PG. Friday August 3rd at 1:00 pm Little Women In this 1994 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott s classic, the March sisters confront growing pains, financial shortages, family tragedies and romantic rivalries in mid-19thcentury Massachusetts. Jo (Winona Ryder) struggles for independence and sometimes clashes with her beloved mother and her sisters Meg, Amy and Beth. She also contends with their cranky Aunt March, their impulsive neighbor Laurie (Christian Bale) and kindly linguistics professor Friedrich Bhaer (Gabriel Byrne). Run time: 1hr 58 min Rated PG Yoga (Ongoing Program) on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm Join us Monday evenings with Master Yoga instructor Danielle Lane. Vinyasa is offered for beginner students. Come check it out and explore a new healthy activity. Bake it: Gingerbread Cookies Wednesday July 18th 6:30 pm Nothing says holiday cheer like Gingerbread Cookies. These cookies are an excellent sweet and spicy dessert. If you are sensitive to gluten, or just have a knack for baking please join us as we make these delicious treats. Please sign up today or call the library to register. Space is limited. Genealogy Club Friday, July 20th 3:00 pm Are you just getting started with researching your family tree and don t know which direction to go? Have you been researching your tree for a while and need help finding answers and discovering new resources? If so, you ll love our Genealogy Club hosted this month by Michael Quirion. Zumba Tuesday, July 24th 6:30 pm Get ready to shimmy shake and dance the pounds away with Zumba. Zumba is an aerobic dance class that includes fast and slow rhythms and interval training. Sign up today or call the library to register. Adaptive Story Time Friday, July 27th 1:30-2:30 pm A small-group story time for adults who have special needs. Stories, movement, and activities are especially suited for adults with developmental disabilities. All are welcome! Please call the library to register for this free program! Bake it: Blueberry Scones Wednesday, August 1st 6:30 pm Calling all bakers! Join us at the library this month for another Little Women inspired program. This month we will be making blueberry scones. Scones are a lightly-sweetened savory pastry that is often eaten with tea. Please sign up or call the library to register. Space is limited. Make it: Candle Making Thursday, August 2nd 2:00 pm Come celebrate Little Women Week with a Candle Making Class here at the library. Did you know that candles have been around for 5,000 years? During the Civil War candles were used to help enslaved people find safe houses and were also a great way to illuminate houses. Please sign up or call the library to register for this program. Space is limited. Little Women Lecture Saturday, August 4th 2:00 pm Come on over to the library for a day filled with light tea refreshments and a conversation about the beloved book Little Women. Little Women was first published in 1868 and is still being read today. Susan Ruskin -Mayher our guest speaker will discuss our experiences of the book, its ongoing relevance, and what has changed for women since our first readings. Please feel free to come to the library in Little Women inspired attire as we revisit this classic book! Instagram for Your Business Monday, August 13th 2:00 pm Want to grow your business? Please join us for tips and tricks for Instagram Marketing. If you are a new business owner or have been in business for a while utilizing Instagram can be very beneficial for you. Please call the library or sign up to register. L.O. L. Comedy Night Round up a few friends and join in the fun at Buck Hill s Annual Comedy for Barrett Paradise Friendly Library! Book your seats or table for Saturday, August 18 at the Tennis Tea, starting at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds contribute to essential library services for our community. Carla Johnston, a summer friend, is our producer. Top NYC comics booked to date include. COMEDIAN* WRITER* PRODUCER Thomas J. Kelly does stand-up and web-based comedy, warms up daily audiences at The View and performs in clubs in New York City. He s performed on Good Morning America s Summer Concert Series. COMEDIAN*WRITER Andy Pitz does stand-up in New York City (Letterman, Late Late Show, Star Search, and Sirius XM Radio). This summer he s performed at the Resorts Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City and in She-Said, He-Said Comedy Night in Sellersville, PA. Buck Hill s own Woody Frehse is auctioneer for the live auction, which includes one-of-a-kind experiences and items. We start with cocktails at 6:00. Dinner, silent and live auctions, and tickets are $75 per person. LOL Comedy Show only is $50 per person. This event sells out. Please reserve your seats -- or a table -- by calling Cindy at the library or Find more info at Please reserve early! It s an important night for the library. We hope to see you there! Chess Club Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am Chess is a game that is over a thousand years old and still popular. For older players chess is said to be the gymnasium of the mind. For youngsters it stimulates the thought process. Bob Tuttle has taught chess in libraries and senior centers for many years. Chess lessons will be available for all ages beginning in June on Saturday mornings at the library. Adults and school age children are invited to learn the game. Slightly Guided Art July 30th & August 13th 1:00-3:00 pm Create art at your own pace with gently guided adult art sessions in the Weiler Family Community Room. We will select a project or a medium (watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, clay...) and be ready for you to explore your creativity. Book Clubs: Always open to new members. Refreshments served. Afternoon Book Club Tuesday, July 17th, 1:00 pm ** ** Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Evening Book Club: Tuesday, July 31st 7:00 pm ** Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan Children s Programs Story Time Mondays (Toddlers, Ages 1.5-3) 10:30 am to 11:30 am & Wednesdays (Preschool, Ages Page 5 3-6) 10:30 am to 11:30 am Join us for stories, a craft, and a snack! Registration is not necessary. Wee Ones Wiggle Mondays and Wednesdays after story time at 11:30. Bring your toddlers and young children 18 months to 5 years to our movement program on Mondays and Wednesdays after story time at 11:30. Children will march, wiggle, dance, sing, shimmy, shake and more for 20 minutes with Miss Chelsea. Baby & Me Tuesday, July 24th Babies and their caregivers come together for about 25 minutes of stories, rhymes, finger plays, sign language, and songs. We usually meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. The program will last about 25 minutes. Ages: Infants-2 years with adult Summer Quest S.T.R.E.AM. Challenge Every Tuesday: July 17th, July 24th, July 31st & August 7th Children work together to solve problems and complete challenges. Summer Quest Art Project Every Wednesday: July 18th, July 25th, August 1st & August 8th Explore various forms of art while completing fun projects. Summer Reading Entertainment: Shenole Latimer presents What s All That Jazz About Thursday July 19th 1:00 pm Sciencetellers presents Wild West Thursday, July 26th 1:00 pm Pete Mackevich presents Wildlife Encounters Thursday, August 9th 1:00 pm Play K Friday July 27th 11:00 am This program combines stories, songs, and activity centers into a Kindergarten classroom experience. We will practice listening at circle time, raising our hands, and even walking in the hallway. This program will help ensure that your child is ready to learn in their Kindergarten classroom. It is open to children who will begin attending Kindergarten in the Fall. I m listening to Glass Houses by Louise Penny; I love this mystery series set in the little village of Three Pines. Her characters become friends and neighbors in your mind as you read the novels. I am reading Lincoln in Bardo and Manhattan Beach for two books clubs, and several nights a week I read first grade chapter books about Junie B. Moon and Stanley the Cave Man to my 6 year old granddaughter. Sharing the love of reading brings me great joy. Have a great summer. Cindy

6 Page 6 The Village Scene July Birthdays Colin & Keira Herring Jim Stark Ken Tessier Alyson Goll Mari Nowakowski Duncan Sopko Deborah Sinatra Wilson Quintuplets Mark Reisenwitz Mason Hardy Cory Manhart Bill Aleckna, Jr. Will Cawley Kori Hackett Parker Lindy Sheloski Carol Gering Tori & Robby Baldassari Sumner Shumway Larry Cramer Pasquale Gabriel Megliola July Anniversaries Dylan and Kiera Yerkes Joe and Eileen Nowakowski Don and Sandy Williams Diego and Paula Canovas If you have a non emergency and need assistance use this number instead of 911, This number goes directly to Control Center also. Congratulations Julian Jonah Yerkes born June 5th, 2018 at Moses Taylor Hospital Parents Kiera & Dylan Yerkes Big sister is 2 year old Eliza Jane Grand parents- Chuck & Kathy Yerkes of Canadensis and Ron & Lynne Emilie of Mt. Pocono 8 lb 3 oz Al Rauch, a longtime resident of Barrett Township, had a serious spine injury in April and is in Good Shepherd Rehab Center in Allentown. He is unable to send thank you notes at this time but wants everyone to know how overwhelmed and grateful he feels to receive your cards, prayers, visits and get well wishes. He is in therapy, has a great attitude and has shown improvement. Please continue to send cards and to pray for him. His address is Al Rauch Good Shepherd Rehab Center 850 South 5th Street Allentown, PA Room 201A Happy 95th Birthday Sumner Shumway July 27 th Our Lady of Victory Church Annual HOMECOMING BAZAAR Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th. Rain or shine under the big tents. Open at 5:00 PM each evening. Pierogies Halupki Chicken Cutlets Sausage & Peppers Hot Dogs Hamburgers, Cheese Steaks Funnel Cakes Ice Cream, and much, much more. Games: Duck Pond Lollipop Tree Can You Dig It and the Doll House. The teens can enjoy the Dunk Tank, Wiffle Ball Toss, Bean Bag Toss and Ring Toss. Grand Raffle Bake Sale Book Sale Bingo Mystery Packages and our famous Basket Raffles. Cherry Lane Road, 1 mile east of Route 611 in Tannersville. For more info., please contact Church Office at: SUPERMARKET "Your friendly local market" Rt Mountainhome Store (570) Deli (570) 595-FOOD Penna. Daily Lottery SALAD & HOT FOOD BAR Obituaries We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and friends of Ruth Price Shaller, 75, of Edgewater, FL, formerly of Cresco, who passed away on June 4, 2018; Deborah Lynn Marcantonio, 67, of Henryville, who passed away on June 17, 2018; Rosalia DiBartolo, 92, of Pleasantville, NJ, formerly of Cresco, who passed away on June 17, 2018; The Rev. Paul C. Reisch, 95, formerly of Paradise Falls Lutheran Association, who passed away on June 21, 2018; Thomas Michel, 55, of Cresco, who passed away on June 21, 2018; The Rev. Barbara Louis Housley, 70, of Doylestown, formerly of Mountainhome, who passed away on June 22, 2018; James W. Mink, 85, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Mountainhome, who passed away on June 23, 2018 James A. DeBoer, 81, of Hamelton Township who passed away on June 24, 2018; Patrick D. Lawlor, 95, of Henryville, who passed away on June 25, 2018 and Beatrice A. Jones, 93, of Cresco, who passed away on June 28, 2018 Heather Schratt Stylist Monday hours: 11:00-7:00 (Walk-Ins Welcome) at Styles by Sue Rt. 390, Mountainhome

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9 Barrett Township Historical Society's 25th Anniversary is coming up and Our Anniversary Luncheon is August 25th at the Forks so please save the date if planning to come. More news to follow. ACORNS TO OAKS LEARNING CENTER Page 9 Barrett Township Historical Society presents Russ Cramer: Early Man in the Poconos: What Their Tools Can Tell Us July 20, 2018 at 7:00pm at The Friendly Community Center Contact: Donna Bisset at Coming Soon! Infants program From 6 weeks Trained Experienced Teachers Great Curriculum Fun, age appropiate materials Beautiful Rooms & 3 Playgrounds Accepting Ages 15 mo thru 12 years. Registration is now open Spaces Available Hours: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm 125 Rose St. Scotrun, PA SPECIAL FOURSOME OFFER: Monday - Friday $99* Saturday & Sunday: $119* ALL RATES INCLUDE GREENS FEE & CARTS SPECIAL GOLF OFFER OVER 100 YEARS OF GOLF EXCELLENCE TAKE THE CHALLENGE At Pocono Manor Resort & Spa our 18-hole Championship Golf Course, offers unique challenges and water hazards, that complement the magnificent scenic mountain views. It has tested dozens of top professionals during tournaments and pro-am events. Play for the day or plan a Stay & Play getaway. Book your tee time TODAY! Call or visit us online for more information at PoconoManor.com/Golf *Must call ahead to book tee time and mention this ad to recieve offer. Available any day after 1pm. Cucina Italiana M. Restaurant & Wine Bar BASSO Your Hosts The Pipolo Family A true dining delight. Relax with one of Valery s special seasonal Martinis, cool off with our Salad Sampler and then treat your taste buds to one of our awesome specialty Pizzas Hours: Tues. thru Sat. 4:30pm to closing Open Sun & Mon for Private Parties Rt. 390 Rt. 390/ Cresco 191, Cresco

10 Page 10 CDC Urges Public To Start The Conversation About Sepsis (BPT) - Each year, at least 1.7 million Americans develop sepsis, and nearly 270,000 die as a result. While anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection can lead to sepsis, only 55% of Americans have heard of sepsis.[1] Sepsis is the body s extreme response to an infection. It is lifethreatening, and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have - in your skin, lungs, urinary tract, or somewhere else - triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. Start the conversation about sepsis today with your doctor or nurse using these five questions: 1. How can I protect myself from sepsis? It s important to know the signs and symptoms of sepsis, and act fast if sepsis is suspected. Signs and symptoms of sepsis can include one or a combination of any of the following: confusion or disorientation; shortness of breath; high heart rate; fever, or shivering, or feeling very cold; extreme pain or discomfort; and clammy or sweaty skin. An infection that s not getting better or is getting worse can lead to sepsis. Get medical care immediately if you suspect sepsis. 2. How can I prevent infections? Talk to your doctor or nurse about steps you can take to prevent infections that can lead to sepsis. To prevent infections, take good care of chronic conditions and get recommended vaccines. Also, practice good hygiene like washing your hands and keeping cuts clean and covered until healed. 3. Who is at higher risk for developing sepsis? Certain people are at higher risk, including adults 65 or older; people with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, cancer, and kidney disease; people with weakened immune systems; and children younger than one. 4. How do I know if my infection could be leading to sepsis? If you or your loved one suspects sepsis or has an infection that s not getting better or is getting worse, ask your doctor or nurse, Could this infection be leading to sepsis? ACT FAST and get medical care IMMEDIATELY. 5. How can sepsis be treated? A person who develops sepsis should be treated with antibiotic(s) as soon as possible, in addition to other therapies that the doctor or nurse decides are appropriate for that patient, such as maintaining blood flow to organs or receiving intravenous (IV) fluids. A doctor or nurse should also check on the patient frequently and reassess antibiotic therapy within hours to stop or adjust therapy as needed. Remember, sepsis is a medical emergency. Improved recognition and timely treatment of sepsis increases your chances of survival and decreases the likelihood of long-term effects. To learn more about sepsis and how to prevent infections, visit www. cdc.gov/sepsis. To learn more about antibiotic prescribing and use, visit [1] My Daughter s Place at the Brookview Manor $5 Martini with dinner Custom catering, on and off premise Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Communions, and Graduations. One party at a time. Fine Dining at the Brookview Reservations suggested Serving Dinner Friday - Saturday 5-9 pm, other days with group reserva ons. BrookviewManor.com 4534 Route mile south of 390, Canadensis NOW OPEN A full line gun dealer Class 1 and 3 weapons Buying ALL types of used weapons & military Items Rt. 447 Canadensis, PA Available by Appointment Ralph Megliola - Proprietor

11 Life, Or Something Like It by Judy Linder Everything comes to pass, nothing comes to stay. Matthew Flickstein On occasional summer afternoons when I was young, my mother would drag our family away from the television and take us on a hike. Though I m sure we complained at the unfairness of it all (!), we actually loved those walks. Our neighborhood was close to a working farm, so we were lucky enough to have cows and ponds and acres of pasture to explore. Toward the back of a vast field was an old stone foundation that might have been the remains of the original farmhouse for the property, and our walks often took us past it. Looking back with my now-adult eyes, it was a charming little thing, all soft-gray stone, ivy covered, and peaceful. But as a kid, it freaked me out. I could not imagine what calamity had occurred there. Where was the rest of the house? Did it burn down? Did it blow up? And where were the people who lived there? Did they burn or blow up? Mostly, I guess, I couldn t make the whole now it s here, now it s gone thing work in my mind. How could something like a house disappear like that? And more to the point, could it happen to our house, too? (These are the things that keep 7-year olds awake at night.) Barry SOMMERS Automatic Standard Import Domestic Heavy Duty 4WD Clutches Differentials Rt. 390, Mountainhome Page 11 TRANSMISSION I haven t thought of that old ruin for years, but it came to mind a few weeks back when my husband and I were goofing around for a few days in Bucks County, where most of my mother s family came from. One afternoon we decided to ride through the countryside where my aunt and uncle used to live. Years back, my uncle and his brother worked a family farm, each living in a small house, one to the left and one to the right of the farm itself. It had been many years since we had found ourselves in that area, so I slowed our car way down to get a good look at my aunt and uncle s house and drove right by it. I looked over at my husband and said, Where the hell is it? Over there was the farm itself, its big barn, its many out-buildings, and a bit further down the road was the brother s house, so we were obviously in the right place. But where in the world was our aunt and uncle s house? We turned around and stopped right in front of what? Just off the road was a half-acre or so covered in such deep undergrowth and foliage that we literally couldn t see beyond the two or three junk cars scattered at the edge. If we weren t so far north, I d say that a serious infestation of Kudzu vines had taken hold there. We managed to pull into a gravel drive close by, and finally saw a glimpse of the house itself, strangled in vegetation. A small, upstairs window was just visible, along with a garage roofline, and a bit of kitchen wall. And just like that, it was as if I was that little girl standing in the pasture looking down on that old foundation, wondering again what calamity had occurred? Who let this happen? How could a house be so neglected? Didn t they know that this little house was the scene of monumental Thanksgiving dinners? Didn t they know that there on the back porch we had the best cook-outs and ate the sweetest corn, fresh-picked by my uncle at the end of a hardworking day? Didn t they know we played in that living room with a big box of wooden trains and tracks, and seriously cool miniature John Deere tractors? Is this what happens when you turn your back for a few minutes or in my case, a decade and a half or so? To say I was sad is a vast understatement. My heart actually hurt. A few days later, back home again, I started to really look around and my heart got heavier. We live in an incredibly beautiful area, but so much that was once lovely and valuable is gone. Whole resorts have burned or been plowed under. Old restaurants are now drug stores. Homesteads are small piles of rubble buried deep in the woods. I looked at our house and wondered how long it might last. Will it be here in 50 years, or will there be a parking lot or all-night gas station built on top of everything that has meant so much to us? I wanted to yell at the top of my lungs, STOP ALREADY! STOP CHANGING! STOP DISAPPEARING! STOP FREAKING ME OUT! If only that would work I once knew an elderly gentleman, who, upon hearing about some fresh ideas and suggestions at a local organization, said No. No more changes. At the time, I rolled my eyes and grumbled to myself about narrowminded thinking. Change is good! Change is healthy! But now, I sort of see where that old guy was coming from. He had probably had as much change as he could take. I get that now. I really, really get that. Styles by Sue Come in today and experience the latest trends in cuts, color and highlighting Offering services to men, women and children of all ages Sue s Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 8 am - Closing Sunday Hours available by appointment only Heather s Hours: Monday s walk-ins are welcome, but Appointments are recommended

12 Page 12 Firecall by Charlie Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Co. June 2018 Alarms 6/3 9:49 PM 12 men 2 trucks structure fire Fernwood Resort assist station #24. 6/4 1:49 PM 12 men no trucks auto alarm Rt. 390 cancelled. 6/5 6:09 PM 13 men no trucks auto alarm Leavitts Branch Road cancelled. 6/8 1:15 PM 4 men 1 truck transformer fire Seneca Lane. 6/9 7:21 PM 7 men no trucks smoke investigation Rich s Lane controlled burn. 6/12 6:14 PM 11 men no trucks auto alarm Golf Drive cancelled. 6/13 10:41 PM 6 men no trucks assist EMS lifting _Lower Seese Hill Road. 6/23 7:57 PM 16 men 1 truck Brush s Pond ATV accident. 6/28 4:00 PM 11 men no trucks auto alarm Roth Lane cancelled. 6/30 1:05 AM 9 men 1 truck vehicle accident Rt. 447 & Rt June 2018 Drills 6/5 live burn drill at Monroe County Training Center directed by Jake Haab. 6/12 classroom elevator rescue drill directed by Rudy Haab. 6/19 hands on elevator rescue drill at Skytop Lodge directed by Rudy Haab. 6/26 long business meeting and monthly maintenance of truck and equipment directed by Grover Cleveland. A New Perspective on Robots and How They Will Shape Humanity (NewsUSA) - Throughout the years, technology has improved drastically - creating machines and devices that were unimaginable 50 years ago. And perhaps the most advanced and interesting of society s technological advancements is robots - but it is also the most misunderstood. In fact, according to recent Pew Research, more than 70 percent of Americans express concern about a world in which machines perform many of the tasks done by humans. Fortunately, there are people who believe humans and robots can coexist and work together in harmony and are working to debunk many of the fears people have about them. Mouser Electronics Inc., a leading semiconductor and electronics component distributor based in Fort Worth, TX, and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, have teamed up again for the fourth consecutive year for their Empowering Innovation Together program. This year s program is called Generation Robot, which features five videos filmed across the world, including in the U.S., Germany and Japan. Mouser s goal is to reach innovators around the globe by showing how robots have a positive impact on humanity and change how people see the possibility of interacting with them. Throughout the Generation Robot series, the entire spectrum of robotics will be examined, as will the understanding of how robots not only have a technological impact on society, but also a social and moral one. The video series begins with the Imahara visiting the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech and speaking with the executive director, Dr. Magnus Egerstedt. There, he explores several aspects of robots, such as the basics of the machines, myths and misconceptions, as well as the hopes for, and fears of, the advancement of robot technology. In the video, Dr. Egerstedt mentions that robots used to be about mechanical engineering, but now modern robots involve psychology, because these machines will be working along with humans and thus they need to understand people. The second video, which takes place in Augsburg, Germany, dives into the real meaning of robots and humans working together, as well as the way this interaction will benefit society. The third video, which comes out in mid-july, will focus on the all-robot-staffed hotel in Nagasaki, Japan, where Imahara investigates the way robots behave utilizing only artificial intelligence. To watch all the videos and learn more about Mouser and Generation Robot, visit com/empowering-innovation. Lenny's Rt. 447 & 390 Canadensis a Full Service Station OIL CHANGE Special $24.99 (reg. $45.00) Reg. SAE 5 qts or less AND...FREE Tire Rotation Tire SALE buy 3, get one FREE. (in stock only) with this coupon New Tires Rotating Balancing Winterizing Brake Repair State Inspections Batteries FREE OIL CHANGE with TUNE-UP

13 Volunteer Coordinators and Drivers Needed to Transport Cancer Patients to Treatment Correction from June issue Page 13 TAYLOR, PA June 13, 2018 Many PA residents will learn they have cancer this year and getting to their scheduled treatment will be their greatest concern. To ensure patients get to the critical care they need, the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program can help provide free transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. We are grateful to ALL of our Road To Recovery volunteers who assist us, but we need more volunteer drivers to help us with this program, says Jennifer Washney, Program Manager for Mission Delivery. Many cancer patients don t own a vehicle, can t afford the extra gasoline, or don t have access to public transportation. Some patients may be unable to drive or have no family members or friends who are able to provide regular assistance with transportation. Some patients don t have access to transportation and public transportation is not ideal for those who are in treatment and who are fatigued, sick, and often at risk of infection, says Jennifer Washney. The program not only helps patients, it s also rewarding for volunteers. The Road To Recovery program provides transportation options for patients in these situations and currently is in need of volunteer drivers across northeastern PA, specifically Monroe County, Lehigh Valley, Northampton,, Luzerne County, Lackawanna, Berks, Schuylkill, Carbon, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, and Pike Counties. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so patients can receive the lifesaving treatments they need. Drivers also provide encouragement and a listening ear. The requirements to volunteer include: a valid driver s license, a safe and reliable vehicle, (or use an ACS vehicle where available), automobile insurance, must be 18 to 84 have a good driving history, clear background check, good driving record, and access to a computer or Ipad. The schedule is flexible, drivers can volunteer a few hours a week,a few hours a month or help seasonally. The Evergreen Efts Evergreen Community Charter School team Volunteer Coordinators are needed to help schedule the requested rides. Coordinators can work from home. This position requires good organization, effective communication, human resources, volunteer/management skills, and computer skills (access to a lap top, computer or ipad) are required. Volunteer Coordinators can expect to spend 5 to 10 hours per week coordinating rides for patients, depending on the counties they are covering. We need a primary Volunteer Coordinator in Monroe, Berks, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties. We also need substitute coordinators to fill in when our primary coordinator is out of town or unavailable. A coordinator doesn t need to live in the county they are coordinating. This is a wonderful opportunity for a cancer survivor, a retiree, someone who works from home or works part time, an IT, an administrative professional, or someone with past volunteer management experience. Online training is provided. For information about the Road To Recovery program and other Society programs and services, call , or visit cancer.org. About the American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress,14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We re finding cures as the nation s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at or visit cancer.org. CHILDREN S GARDENING WORKSHOP The Monroe County Garden Club and Master Gardeners are hosting a Children s Gardening Workshop for ages 5-10 on July 18 from at Bryant Park, Corner of Bryant Street and Park Avenue, South Stroudsburg. Children will learn gardening basics while having fun! Activities include a Scavenger Hunt, Rock Painting, Transplanting, Deadheading, Weeding, Planting Seeds and Seedlings. 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14 Page 14 Minisink Park Adventure Accessible to all By CAROL HILLESTAD Brodhead Watershed Association On a cool and misty morning in late spring, as I set off to walk at Minisink Park in Smithfield Township, I hear the cheerful bubbling song of a house wren. There s nothing showy or rare about a house wren, but it s a busy, bustling little thing, and its happy song lifts the spirit. Minisink Park is a natural oasis within walking distance of Delaware Water Gap Borough, at a point where the Brodhead and Cherry Creeks meet, just before flowing into the Delaware River. Soccer fields and playground equipment share the 28 acres with walking trails. Much of the land has been left natural, providing food, nesting sites and cover for wrens, goldfinches, and many other birds, as well as fox, deer, raccoons, skunks, and other mammals. The trails are packed gravel, with only very gentle inclines, making them accessible for people of most abilities. At this time of year, I catch only glimpses of Brodhead Creek, which forms one boundary of the park, because the edge of the trail is head-high with knotweed (and poison ivy be careful!). The water comes into view a little farther along, where the Brodhead meets Cherry Creek. Just beyond, the wide waters of the Delaware River roll by. It s easy to imagine the Lenni-Lenape and their ancestors as far back as the last ice age making this their summer home. Nowadays, nearby Route 80 roars with traffic, and a railroad bridge and tracks are part of the scenery, too. Yet down here, by the creek and surrounded by tall sycamores, a wood thrush s ethereal ee-oh-lay and the rush of water prevail. For an easy walk of less than a mile, from this point you can loop back to the start and call it a day. With time on my hands, I continue on the trail along one of the soccer fields, back down to Cherry Creek and over the stepping stones. Across the creek, after a bit of a climb, you get a bird s-eye view of Route 80 from the footbridge that spans the highway and leads to the walkable village of Delaware Water Gap. The trail is now a shady sidewalk lined with small businesses an outdoors outfitter, a coffee roaster, the famous Deer Head Inn. After an easy stroll and a slice of deliciousness from the Village Farmer and Bakery, I m back at the trailhead. Conservation-minded people have a saying: Protect the best, develop the rest. Sometimes, the best land to protect drinking water is also land that s not great for building anyway, such as marshes, wetlands, and the banks of creeks. Minisink Park is a great example. When the Brodhead and Cherry creeks rise and overflow their banks, as they do from time to time, these fields are inundated. When the creeks subside, the flood water naturally seeps into the soil and the fields dry out. Housing, strip malls or industry even a park-and-ride would be a mess here. Instead, thanks to the citizens and supervisors of Smithfield Township, this is a place that protects safe water, provides healthy recreation and lifts the spirit. Carol Hillestad is a hike leader and writer for Get Outdoors Poconos, a grant-funded series administered by Brodhead Watershed Association. Join hike leader Carol Hillestad for this easy-to-moderate hike of about 2.4 miles. A medical professional from Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono will be on hand to talk about the benefits of walking for health. WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 NOTE: Each hiker will receive a token to use at participating Delaware Water Gap merchants for a coffee, ice cream or other treat in the village, thanks to support from generous sponsors. COST: Free, but registration is required. Directions will be provided upon registration. INFORMATION: Call or ; 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. We welcome partnership with Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono. Barrett Township Monthly Clean-Up 2018 Saturdays 8:00 AM 12:00 Noon August 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 October 13, 2018 (Contact the Maintenance Dept for a weekday drop-off appointment hr notice required. Available May 6 through Oct 12 only) RATES Automobile Load...$10.00 SUV or Mini-Van...$30.00 Full Size Pick up Load...$40.00 Trailer (8ft or smaller)...$40.00 Trailer (longer than 8 ft)... $60.00 One-Ton Load...$50.00 Utility Van...$60.00 Single Axle Dump... $75.00 Box Vans U-Hauls 6-8 ft...$50.00 Box Vans U-Hauls 8-10 ft...$80.00 Anything enclosed over 10 ft...$ Tires (car & small truck)...$10.00 Tires (20 and larger)...$15.00 Rims...$5.00 Fridge, freezer, AC...$55.00 No charge for TV s, CRN s, Monitors, etc. 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. Items NOT Accepted: Household Trash, Oils/Chemicals etc., Paint Cans Note: All Loose Screws/Nails must be in a container. PLEASE NOTE: We can no longer accept cash payments over $50. Make checks payable to: Barrett Township

15 Scavello Bill Cracking Down on Littering Set to Become Law Harrisburg Legislation sponsored by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) to reduce littering across Pennsylvania by requiring offenders to pick up trash received final legislative approval and will be sent to the Governor for enactment. Open 7 days a week Homemade Old World PIZZA Catering to your needs. On or off premises When you look at all of the trash along our roads, it s clear that fines alone are not enough to deter this crime, said Scavello. Littering is like graffiti and other acts of vandalism when people engage in it without fear of punishment, it sends the message that no one cares and leads to Italian Tavern Pasta Chicken Steaks Seafood Subs Sandwiches Burgers Wraps Catering Hours: M-W 2-11 Pm Th 12-11pm F-S Sun pm Junction of Rt. 191 & 390, Cresco, PA Full Service Repair Facility Pa. State Inspection Tires Brakes Exhaust Route 191, Cresco Financing Available Jeep Cherokee Latitude Red 33,078 Mi $15,900 Mick Motors Sales hrs. Mon - Fri 8:00 to 6 Sat 8:00 to 1:30 Service by appointment Mon-Fri 8 to 5: more litter. It s time to show we really care. Senate Bill 431 requires that for a first offense of scattering rubbish, a person is required to pick up litter or illegally dumped trash for between five and 30 hours within six months, in addition to the existing fine of $50 to $300. For a second or subsequent offense, the offender may also be required to pick up litter or illegally dumped trash for 30 to 100 hours over one year, in addition to the existing fine of $300 to $1,000. Furthermore, existing fines are doubled when committed in a litter enforcement corridor and tripled for litter that originated from a commercial business within a litter enforcement corridor. To ensure safety when litter is being picked up, Senate Bill 431 requires that a vehicle must yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle or pedestrian engaged in work upon a highway within a litter enforcement corridor. We are grateful for Senator Scavello s leadership and for the entire legislature s willingness to work together to strengthen Pennsylvania s litter and illegal dumping laws, said Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful President Shannon Reiter. The bipartisan and unanimous support for this bill underscores our shared commitment to keeping Pennsylvania beautiful. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau wholeheartedly supports SB 431 and is grateful for the Senator s leadership, said PMVB President/ CEO Christopher Barrett. This new law will add a very important arrow in the quiver of our Pick up the Poconos anti-litter initiative. I ve been working for years to put some teeth in laws designed to combat littering. This crime is bad for civic pride and bad for the environment. I am grateful to my legislative colleagues for passing this legislation unanimously, and I look forward to a cleaner, healthier landscape that we can all be proud of, said Scavello. You can follow Senator Scavello on Twitter and Facebook. There are many sides to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Like the one that appreciates the classics If it s one thing Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows and loves, it s cars. That s why for than 25 years he has personally trusted Nationwide to protect what matters most, including his classic cars. Nationwide has partnered with Hagerty, the global leader in classic car insurance, to provide coverage for our memberslike Dale Jr.- who appreciate the classics. R Contact your local agent, call or visit Nationwide.com/classiccar. lansdowneinsurance.com Page Pocono Blvd. Mt. Pocono PA Milford Road East Stroudsburg, PA

16 Page 16 Photos from the July 10th Concert in the Park

17 Page 17 Many happy, smiling faces enjoying the music, food and camaraderie. If you missed this one, the next one is in September. Watch for the date.

18 Page 18 The Friendly Community Center is a great place to stay connected to friends while Staying Healthy, Keeping Fit, and Having Fun. Located at 6683 Route 191 in the heart of Mountainhome Relax, Refresh and Renew at The FCC by attending one or more of our programs. Check out the full list of programs at our website- www. thefriendlycommunitycenter.org ARMCHAIR TRAVEL AT NIGHT [FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC] Destination: Costa Rican Wildlife Presenters: Darryl & Jackie Speicher of Pocono Avian Research Center Time: Friday, July 27th at 6:30 PM BIRDING CLUB If you enjoy birds, join Darryl & Jackie Speicher of Pocono Avian Research Center for monthly meetings of the BBC at The FCC. Meetings will include informational programs, discussion of birds and seasonal birding activities such as walks and bird banding throughout the year. Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month 7 PM- Call or visit Facebook for meeting location Membership: Members Plus CRYSTAL BOWL SOUNDBATH Enjoy the sounds of Quartz crystal singing bowls, each one tuned to a chakra energy center where sound nourishes and stimulates the many systems of the body. Stretch out on a mat or sit in a chair and allow the sound to flow energetically through you. Time: 1st Thursday of the month 7-8 PM Instructor: Kimberly Matthew Fee: Unlimited Membership or $10 per session, registration appreciated CUPCAKES & CANVASES- Fishy Fishy Children ages 4-13 years of age create their own work of art and get to enjoy a cupcake. Instruction provided to paint a tropical fish on a canvas. Time: Thursday, August 16th from 7-8 PM Cost: $15- registration required by August 9th THE GREAT BIG YARD SALE at The FCC- NEW DATE Donate, Sell or Buy at The FCC s annual INDOOR yard sale & bake sale Time: Saturday, July 21st from 9AM 1PM Contact Nicole for more information MEDICARE COUSELING [FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC] An experienced counselor will answer questions and help you to understand your existing Medicare plan. Receive objective information about Medicare Supplemental and Advantage plans, prescription drug plans, and eligibility to get extra help with medical insurance costs. APPRISE Counselor: Sandy Goodeyne Time: 1st Wednesday of the month - Call for an appointment MEN GET FIT Try this circuit style, exercise program incorporating balance, flexibility and strength to interval timing for all fitness levels. Instructor provides modifications as needed. Time: Mondays from 4:15 5:15 PM Instructor: Bob Larsen NASM C-PT, CES, PES, ENFA BTS Membership: Unlimited Membership or Quarterly membership MEDITATION AT NIGHT Mindfulness, the practice of purposely paying attention in the moment, is a form of meditation that helps us befriend our minds and attain peace within our lives. Learn to practice mindfulness through sitting and walking meditation. Time: Tuesdays, July 10- August 7 from 7-8:30 PM Instructor: Sue Ruskin-Mayher, PhD Membership: Members Plus MUSIC THERAPY [FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC] Bring your loved ones affected by Dementia or Parkinson s disease to interact with others through instrument playing and singing. Music Therapy is a therapeutic tool to address physical, cognitive, social, emotional and psychological needs by exposing individuals to various music genres and eras of music. Sponsored by the Pocono Mountains Community Fundraiser. Registration appreciated. Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 1:00PM Instructor: Cheryl Mozdian, MM, MT-BC, Summit Music Therapy SUMMER CARE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS Learn ways to use essential oils to ease symptoms of Lyme disease and to deter ticks and mosquitos away from you and your pets. Ease sunburn, bug bites and more with essential oils. Optional make & take bug spray. Facilitator: Aly Shik, Holistic Life Coach and Joanna Lukaszewsk; RN Time: Thursday, July 12th at 7PM Cost: $12 for large size or $8 for small size - Make & Take Bug Spray Registration required to make spray. SUMMERTIME STUDIO Enjoy relaxing music while creating your own work of art. Weekly inspiration provided. Time: Every Wednesday during July and August from 1:00-3:00 PM Cost: $5 each session for watercolor and pastel supplies or bring your own and create at no charge. Membership: Members Plus TAI CHI Learn this Chinese martial art practiced for its health benefits using the forces of yin & yang. Time: Tuesdays 4-5:15 PM Instructor: Mario Arvelo, ATCQA Membership: Members Plus WOMEN S CIRCLE If you are a woman of a certain age who is interested in connecting with other women in sisterhood, join us in forming a monthly women s circle. The women s circle is a safe, compassionate, supportive space for women to connect with each other as we share our hopes, dreams, fears, fun, and life experiences. Time: Thursday, July 19th at 7PM Facilitators: Sue Ruskin-Mayher, PhD & Collen LaScala, CPT RYT WEEKLY WALKERS Meet every Tuesday for easy hikes to beautiful areas of the community. Participants exercise while enjoying time with others and our wonderful natural resources. A list of scheduled hikes will be available at the first walk. Time: Tuesdays at 9 AM (May thru October, weather permitting) Location: Meets in Mountainhome U.M.C. parking lot Membership: Basic MY BACKYARD SERIES HOME FOOD PRESERVATION: Introduction to Preserving [FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC] Learn about today s recommended methods for home food preservation while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past. Canning, freezing, and drying are preservation methods that allow you to enjoy seasonal foods all year long. * Free pressure canner gauge testing will be offered. Time: Monday, July 23rd at 6:30PM Presented by: Nicole McGeehan, Penn State Extension Educator LOOK AT THE STARS- [FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC] August is the best time to see shooting stars, and during the second week of August we will be in a great position to observe the annual Perseid Meteor Showers. Enjoy an evening of stargazing and star stories. Meet at Skywood Park, Route 191 Cresco. Bring a blanket and a flashlight. *Weather Cancelation will be announced on our Facebook Page and Via Remind App & Website Time: Thursday, August 9th from 8:30-10 PM Rain/Cloud Date: Friday, August 10th Presenters: Jackie & Speicher ON DISPLAY AND FOR SALE IN THE WEILER FAMILY GALLERY AT THE FCC June/July Nancy Hopping July- Steve Broderick - Photography The FCC receives a percentage of all sales of art on display to help support our programs and operations. RENT THE FCC Need a venue for your next birthday, anniversary, shower or other special occasion? This beautifully renovated historic building with modern amenities is the perfect backdrop for your event. ADA Accessible. Members of The FCC receive a rental discount. Call for more details and availability at For more information or registration, call Nicole Abrams at or thefriendlycommunitycenter. org. For a full listing of programs and to register online, visit The FCC s website www. thefriendlycommunitycenter.org SENIOR NEWS LINE By Matilda Charles Mastered Cellphone? Step Up to Tablet --- What do you buy after you have your cellphone but you re not ready for a full-size computer? Chances are a tablet would be a good next step. Tablets are like oversized cellphones in their capabilities, only better. With tablets you can check mail, watch videos, make a grocery list, share pictures, check the weather, play games and look around the Internet. Some tablets have drawing capabilities with a special pen. If you have Wi-Fi in your house, a tablet can connect to it without incurring additional fees to connect to the phone carrier. Tablets are portable, easier to tote around. If you want to take your tablet out to lunch and read online news while you eat, assuming the restaurant has Wi-Fi, you can do that. If you have a reading app for books you ve downloaded, you don t even need the Wi-Fi. Chances are a tablet won t come with a keyboard, unless you get one fancy enough to attach to a Bluetooth keyboard. Otherwise you ll type right on the screen. You won t need a mouse. How to pick out a tablet: * Try to sample different types in stores, such as Apple ipads and Android, and the various sizes. The 9.7- to 10.1-inch display sizes are a good place to start; the 12- inch models can be heavy. * Read the reviews online. You ll care about battery life, weight, price and ease of typing. Don t forget to add in the cost of any extra goodies you want, like the drawing pen if your tablet can use it, and a new case. (I recommend the Speck Balance Folio, for the sturdiness and the locking cover that protects the glass front. See them at www. speckproducts.com.) If you enjoy playing music, investigate the cost of Bluetooth speakers. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

19 Page 19 Miss Phoebe Snow (Jackie Magann) made an appearance during Kendrick Bisset s recent talk on Phoebe Snow: Who (or What) Was She? at the Barrett Township Historical Society s general meeting on May 18th at The Friendly Community Center. Kendrick spoke of Miss Phoebe s rise in popularity, disappearance during WWI and then reappearing well-after the War to the same popularity before finally fading away as the advent of radio, color print and art changed the face of advertising. Jackie read some of the rhymes about Phoebe Snow that extolled the properties of clean-burning Anthracite Coal. LOT CLEARING DRAINAGE SOLUTIONS RETAINING WALLS FOUNDATION PREPARATION DRIVEWAY STONE SCREENED FILL DIRT STRUCTURAL FILL/SHALE Logan R. Evans, President (570) Jackie Magann Mountain Landscaping is a full service design, installation and maintenance landscape and hardscape contractor. Third Thursday Lecture Series at Stroud Mansion The Monroe County Historical Association is pleased to announce a free program open to the public. Kendrick Bisset, a retired railroad signal engineer, will give his presentation, Phoebe Snow: Who (or What) Was She? as part of the Third Thursday Lecture Series. The program will be Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA Over 100 years ago, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad became well-known through their advertisements featuring Phoebe Snow, a female passenger dressed in white. Although Phoebe Snow was only an advertising character, she stretched the role of women at the time by traveling alone. Kendrick will explain how Phoebe Snow came to be, why she disappeared during WWI, and how she returned again for a short time before World War II. Using advertisements, Kendrick will reveal the behind-the-scenes stories about Phoebe Snow. He will showcase papers, pamphlets, pictures, books, and postcards documenting Phoebe Snow s history from 1900 to the present. Kendrick s love of railroads started by age four with his first American Flyer train set and he feels very fortunate that his professional career and his hobby have been so closely related. The Third Thursday Lecture Series is free, but reservations are required due to limited space. Light refreshments will be served. The presentation will be held on the 2nd floor of the Stroud Mansion, which is not handicap-accessible. For additional information or to make a reservation, please contact the Monroe County Historical Association office at (570) or at monroehistorical.org. Monroe Hearing Aid Center Brodheadsville stroudsburg Tobyhanna Moscow since hear(4327) Located in Mountain Healthcare Center, Rt. 611 Tobyhanna HEAR BETTER...LIVE BETTER. House Calls Available Interest-Free Financing Audiologist on Staff All Insurances Accepted Featuring American made products Visit us on Facebook Suite 206 **ATTENTION** Federal Employees with the BC/BS insurance, hearing aids may be avilable at NO COST to YOU! Dr Megan Hunt, AuD Denise Nicholson, BC-HIS

20 Page 20 Most Holy Trinity Parish Bus Trip Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster Presentation of New Production Jesus Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Bus leaves parking lot of Monsignor McHugh School at 7:30 AM Bus departs venue at 4:30 PM $ per adult (over age 13) / $76.00 Children (aged between 3-12) No charge for children under 3 but they must be held on bus during performance Luncheon at Shady Maples will follow show Cost includes bus trip, show and smorgasbord luncheon Call for reservations Reservation deadline is July 1st Saturday Night Bingo Promised Land Firehouse 1054 Route 390, Greentown, PA 1 st & 3 rd Saturdays November to May 31 st (weather permitting) Doors Open at 5:30 / Bingo Stars 6:30 Toy Bingo Saturday, July 14 th Doors Open 12:30 / Bingo Starts 1:00 Everyone Welcome Contact Marcia at th Annual Raise Your Glass & Support the Past Wine Pairing Dinner & Auction Fundraiser Benefits Monroe County Historical Association Thursday, September 6, :00 PM 9:00 PM The Lodge at Mountain Springs, Reeders, PA Cost $ per person / Reservations w/payment due by Friday, August 24 th Bushkill Falls is the 2018 Premier Sponsor of the fundraiser For more info & reservations call Bulletin Board The Mountainhome United Methodist Church will hold a Flea Market on Saturday, September 1, Refreshments served from 8 AM until 2PM. Vendors welcome at $10 per space. Also, The Barrett Township Historical Society s Flea Markets will be held on June 16 th, July 21 st, August 18 th, September 15 th, and October 20 th. Refreshments served 8AM until 2PM. Vendors welcome at $10 per space. For more info, contact Sharon at Open House Barrett Senior Center (Located at Friendly Community Center) Friday, August 17, :00 AM- 1:00 PM Free Lunch & Entertainment Lunch served at 11:30 PM Reservations must be made by August 15 th Call or Barrett Township Historical Society Flea Market at Cresco Station Museum July 21, :00 AM 2:00 PM Vendors $10.00 per space For info call Food available for lunch Annual Pig Roast & Motorcycle Run American Legion Post Spruce Cabin Road, Canadensis, PA Saturday, August 18, 2018 Admission Fee $20.00 Motorcycle Run Time 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (includes registration period) followed by 2 hour Gourmet Hot Dog Cart Pig Roast 1:00 PM 7:00 PM Freedom Express rolling memorial for Veterans*Live Music*Pig Roast & Southern Style Fixins & Drinks (bring your own mug)*tricky Trays*Raffles*50/50*Door Prizes*Custom Bikes & Cars*Bounce House 4 th Annual Used Book & Media Sale Saturday, July 14 th 10 AM 3 PM Sunday, July 15 th 11 AM 2 PM Trinity Episcopal Church 137 Trinity Hill Road Mt. Pocono, PA 100 s of books, CD s, DVD s & vinyl records for sale Community Dinner for Those in Need Sunday, July 15 th 3:00 4:00 PM Our Lady of Victory Church Hall 327 Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville, PA Call church for reservations & info Gouldsboro United Methodist Church Upcoming Events 495 Main St., Gouldsboro, PA Flea Market Saturday, August 4, :00 AM 2:00 PM Vendors needed * 8 x10 space $10 * Table rental $5 Food available for sale Chicken BBQ Saturday, August 25, 2018 Tickets $10.00 Take Out Only For more info or tickets call Gary or Ted Congregation B NAI HARIM to Host Author of The German Girl On Sunday, July 15 th the Lox Academy brunch attendees will hear Armando Correa, author of The German Girl, speak about how he came to write this novel. He will explain why he is so fascinated with the story of the fate of passengers on the St. Louis. A Q & A will follow. A traditional lox brunch will be served prior to the talk at 11:00 AM. The presentation will begin at 12:00 PM. The cost is $15 per person, paid in advance. Please mail your check with # attending & phone number to: Congregation B nai Harim, P.O. Box 757, Pocono Pines, PA Note: For Lox Academy. For more info call the message Visit the web site org for directions. Remodeling to age in place? Make changes where it matters most (Brandpoint) American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it s a desire shared by many. According to the AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65 and older want to stay in their current home and community as they age. Furthermore, among people age 50 to 64, 71 percent of people want to age in place. The desire to age in place typically requires making thoughtful updates to a home to accommodate senior needs. Multigenerational households are also changing for older family members. Sometimes it s necessary to have elderly relatives move in to your home for them to thrive. Adult children will opt to make remodeling updates so spaces are safe, comfortable and accessible for all. Whether you re remodeling for yourself or a family member, there are many things to consider. Making changes where it matters most will help transform the household into a secure space for aging adults. Single-story living Having all rooms on a single story is the ideal layout for senior living. That means the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen can be accessed without having to travel to different levels of the home. Keep in mind, open-concept designs can be beneficial for seniors, but if you are updating hallways, make sure they are at least 36 inches wide for easy maneuverability. Bathroom additions Adding a bathroom to facilitate single-story living might seem impossible if you don t have existing drainage. However, it is feasible and doesn t require costly demolition. With Saniflo, you can add a complete bathroom where no drainage existed before, thanks to above-floor plumbing features like a macerating toilet and drain pumps. The Saniaccess2 is ideal for powder rooms and the Saniaccess3 is a smart choice for full baths. Bathroom safety Bathrooms are one of the most dangerous rooms in a home, particularly for those age 65 and older who are more prone to falls. When remodeling, add wall supports such as grab bars in the bath, shower and by the toilet. For showers, a fold-down seat and handheld showerhead can add comfort. A wall-hung sink adds space below and can make it easier to clean and move around. Avoid using rugs and instead install slip-resistant flooring. Kitchen additions Redesigning your home with a mother-in-law suite for aging relatives can be a nice way to provide them with everything they need. It will also ensure that everyone has their desired privacy in the home. Again, don t let drainage limit your remodel plans. Add a modest kitchen setup using Saniflo Sanivite technology. It will pump wastewater away from a variety of sources, such as a kitchen sink, laundry sink and washing machine. Learn more at go.saniflo.com. Ramps and stairs There may be spaces in a home where you can t avoid installing a ramp or stairs. The entryway is one such area. For stairways, install handrails on both sides and add contrast strips to prevent tripping and stumbling hazards. For ramps, the National Association of Home Builders recommends slopes no greater than 1-inch rise for each 12 inches in length, a 2-inch curb for safety and a 5-foot landing at the entrance. All ramps or stairs should have adequate lighting for easy visibility. Ample lighting As vision decreases with age, lighting becomes a critical element throughout a home. Consider adding windows and skylights for plenty of natural light. Swap in brighter bulbs and add adjustable features that allow you to customize settings for frequently used spaces. Finally, add motion lights to hallways and bathrooms for easy evening use. Hard-wired lights are preferred to plug-in options, but if you must have cords, make sure they are hidden or secured to the ground. When aging in place matters to you or your family members, these guidelines can help you remodel wisely. Smart updates will help you enjoy your home today and thrive in the future.

21 District Court District Justice Phillip Riley Tony Chillemi, 35, of Palmerton charged with robbery, 2 counts of criminal trespass, simple assault, harassment theft and burglary with bodily injury. Alberto Tito Agront Jr., 24, of Stroudsburg entered a guilty for use/ possession of drug paraphernalia fines and court costs totaled $ The following individuals waived their right to a preliminary hearing and will face charges in court: Deidra L. Ziegler, 28, of Mountainhome charged with use/possession of a controlled substance and use/ possession of drug paraphernalia. Maria E. Sharp, 47, of Tobyhanna charged with retail theft. Saquan A. Scott, 26, of Tobyhanna charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. Brian Thomas Brown, 36, of Pocono Lake charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property. Michael Kenneth Green, 24, of Tobyhanna charged with 2 counts of forgery, receiving stolen property, theft, unauthorized use and possession of a counterfeit access device. Callious Dennis, 65, of Lyons, NJ charged with gambling fraud and theft by deception. June 2018 Docketed Cases Summary Traffic 108 * Misc. 7 * Landlord/Tenant * Criminal 3 * Civil 14 * Non-traffic 26 How to Age with Optimism (NewsUSA) - Having a glass half full approach to life has long been considered important for overall wellness. But evidence suggests that there may be truth in this folk wisdom. Humana recently surveyed 2,000 people aged 60 and over, and found that 87 percent of seniors who identify themselves as most optimistic reported their health as good to excellent. This is compared to 44 percent for those who said they re least optimistic. Also, the most optimistic people reported nine fewer physically unhealthy and seven fewer mentally unhealthy days per month than their least optimistic counterparts. Seniors who rated themselves as most optimistic also reported positively on other attributes linked to health, including sleep, confidence and overall happiness. * 91 percent of the most optimistic respondents reported feeling confident in the past week, while only 52 percent of the least optimistic respondents did, a difference of 39 percentage points. * 90 percent of the most optimistic respondents reported feeling happy in the past week, compared to 44 percent of the least optimistic respondents, a difference of 46 percentage points. * And only 31 percent of the most optimistic respondents reported getting a restless night s sleep in the past week, while 62 percent of the least optimistic respondents did, another difference of 31 percentage points. Despite these impressive numbers, having an optimistic mindset is often easier said than done. The stresses of life, social stereotypes and one s natural temperament can all impede approaching aging with optimism. Dr. Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, Humana vice president and chief medical officer for care delivery, has the following advice for anyone struggling to stay on the sunny side of life: 1. Take ownership and recognize that your health is your own. To achieve your best health, you need to set personal goals - just for you. 2. Engage with your doctor or other health care professional and build a trusting relationship. 3. Find a higher purpose that makes you excited to get up in the morning. Humana s survey found that the majority of respondents (86 percent) who identify as optimists also rank a sense of purpose as an important attribute for aging. 4. Remain socially engaged, not isolated, and nurture close relationships. The importance of social engagement is recognized by the 71 percent of Humana survey respondents who identify as optimists and get together with friends or relatives either monthly or weekly. Further, 80 percent of optimists say maintaining an active social life is an important motivator to stay healthy. 5. Stay active and remember that physical activity is important. Find something that s right for you and that you like to do. Almost all of the most optimistic survey respondents (97 percent) say remaining physically active is a major motivator for retaining good health. 6. Practice gratitude and make it a habit to look for and appreciate everything you re thankful for in life. As a boomer myself, I know that the majority of the decisions about my own health take place outside of a doctor s office, said Dr. Hernandez Suarez. With the knowledge that optimism may be linked to health and well-being, I m focused on making positive health decisions through all aspects of my life. Our goal at Humana is to empower everyone to approach health in the same way. Cory Batzel Page 21 American Legion Post 903, Mt. Pocono is a small group of veterans, Sons of the American Legion & an Auxiliary. Since 2014 they have been repairing & rebuilding the Tannersville War Memorial on Rt. 611 and They do not have a post home so they need to raise money from donations. They are asking for the public s help. Checks can be sent to American Legion Post 903 P.O.Box 580, Mt. Pocono Pa. 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23 The Life and Times of Sir William Johnson Page 23 Sir William Johnson undoubtedly is one of the most intriguing figures of America s colonial history. Hear of this fascinating leader at the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township (HATT) meeting on Thursday, August 9 at 5:30 PM. During the pre-revolutionary war years, Johnson worked tirelessly to keep the Iroquois loyal to the British crown. He even married the sister of Chief Joseph Brandt who defeated the colonial militia at the Battle of Minisink just north of the Poconos and opposed General Sullivan in upstate NY in As a renaissance man, he helped thousands of settlers in the Mohawk Region of Upstate NY. As a progressive thinker, Johnson introduced peanuts, cotton and sheep to upstate NY. Frank Salvati returns for his second year at HATT. He has a commanding knowledge of colonial Indian affairs in northeastern Pennsylvania and New York state. His career with the Forensic Psychology Center for the state of New York has prepared him for his investigative studies. With his vast library of historical details, Salvati educates and entertains, rather than offering a dry history lesson. He is a resident of Port Jervis and has been presenting numerous topics of colonial history to historical groups and schools since This HATT program is being held at the Clymer Library, located at 115 Firehouse Road in Pocono Pines, The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge. No advance reservation is required. If you have questions, call , or write to Further information about HATT can be viewed on its award-winning website at Ad paid for by anonymous donor Citadel Corps 226 Washington St. East Stroudsburg Experience the joy of sharing your time or material abundance with others. The Salvation Army can provide you with the opportunity to volunteer your time or make a financial contribution that will support those in need. Congregation B nai Harim and Rabbi Peg Kershenbaum Celebrated a Decade of Service Together The weekend of June 2 nd and 3 rd was a time for celebration as Congregation B nai Harim of Pocono Pines honored Rabbi Peg Kershenbaum for her ten years of service to their Congregation and the Monroe County Community. Rabbi Peg grew up in Brooklyn, NY. There she met and married her husband Aaron and raised their two children, Rachel and Joshua. She studied and then taught Classical Languages and Literature at Brooklyn College, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Greek and Classics. Later, she earned her Master s Degree at CUNY Graduate Center. During the 1990 s she trained as an Outreach Fellow by the Union of Reform Judaism; and after four years of study Rabbi Peg was ordained at the Academy of Jewish Religion where she now teaches. Full service salon for men and their ladiies Using only the finest certified organic color and hair products. All made in America Appointments appreciated, but not always needed. lookatthebride.com 6553 Rt. 191 Cresco, PA Rabbi Peg has been serving Congregation B nai Harim since She is actively involved with the Clergy Council of Monroe Council of Monroe County, The Pocono Pines Interfaith Community, Monroe County United and a variety of other community organizations. Rabbi Peg and Dr Daniel Shidlow Our Rabbi brings warmth, compassion, humor and joy to our Congregation. She has a sense of history, a profound love of language and a creative approach to education and ritual. She wholeheartedly welcomes blended families; and the Congregants find her approachable and dedicated to our Monroe County Community.

24 Page 24 Spotted Lanternfly- PEST ALERT! By Nicole Abrams They are here Reported sightings as close as Saylorsburg, PA, just a few weeks ago! Monroe County is under quarantine, stated Penn State Extension educator, Lucy Auger during the June 25th presentation at The Friendly Community Center. We may choose to keep our heads in the sand about these beautiful but destructive insects, however the reality is they can cause massive devastation to Pennsylvania s major export crops and infringe on our outdoor activities, Auger explained. must feed on the Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) at some point in order to complete the life cycle. For more information about the Tree-of-Heaven visit tree-of-heaven. It is important to understand that the number of hosts on which the insect can complete its life cycle is unknown at this time. Females lay eggs annually from late September through October. She deposits her eggs on trees, flat LIVE MUSIC July 13th Andrew Mark 20th Zac Lawless 27th Danny Frederick 28th The Cobra Boyz August 3rd Darren Frehulfer 11th Johnny D Rt. 390 Mountainhome Neighborhood Bar & Grille DJ PARTY July 14th DJ Magnum 21 DJ Tiz August 4th DJ Josh Beatz Late Night Menu until midnight #alwaysagoodtime #supportlocalmusic The spotted lanternfly is an invasive, sap-feeding plant-hopper, first discovered in Berks County, PA in They feed on a wide range of hosts, but tend to prefer grapes, stone fruit (peaches), willow and hardwood trees (Black walnut), and hops plants. The insects feed on the sap of trees which can kill the tree and their excrement honeydew then falls on any fruit, which forms a black mold, leaving the fruit damaged for harvest. This honeydew substance also attract wasps, however there are not any known effects to the wasps at this time. In Pennsylvania, in late April to early May, the first nymphs hatch and develop through two stages. All are wingless and black in color, developing into adults around July. As adults they turn red at their base and grow wings with spots and black bands. Although at this stage they are capable of flight, they are very weak flyers, relying on their strong jumping skills. At the adult stage, they seek out their preferred host the Tree of Heaven. This is when you will see large congregations almost consuming the tree as the mating process begins. It is believed that they stones, vehicles, outdoor furniture and any other smooth surface or man-made structure. The masses have a gray, mud-like covering or may not have the protective covering and appear like 4-7 columns of eggs, each holding eggs. Since the eggs may be laid on several surfaces this leads to the greatest potential for accidental spread. What can we do? Check your property: Do you have spotted lanternflies or egg masses? Do you have any Trees of Heaven? If you sight the insects report to: or call the hotline Egg masses can be scraped into a Ziploc bag filled with alcohol, sealed and disposed. A Penn State repre-sentative can guide you to other ways to manage this invasive species. A man at the presentation spoke of a relative living just an hour away, The family cannot go outside due to the black fungus residue and insects that are everywhere. If not controlled, these insects will affect our area and impact everyone. For more information: extension.psu.edu/spotted pourhousepa.com GIANT MOST HOLY TRINITY PARISH AUGUST 17, 8-4 AUGUST 18, 8-4 AUGUST 19, 1-5 AT MONSIGNOR MCHUGH SCHOOL 212 RT 390, CRESCO, PA FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT COLLEEN WALSH, , or INSIDE AND OUTSIDE, RAIN OR SHINE

25 A few photos from The Barrett /Paradise Friendly Library Books and Bubbly event contributed by Cindy DeLuca The Book Club - Pam Ajhar, Julie Wynne, Lisa Flanagan, Joanne Whelan, Diane Conklin, missing from photo Christina Sopko H U N G R Y? Ecumenical Community Meal The purveyors for our Ecumenical Community Meal during the month of June were: Neville's Italian Bloomin Onion Restaurant in Mountainhome, Velma's Restaurant in Cresco and Cook's Corner Family Restaurant in Henryville. Desserts were provided by The Daily Bread Bakeshop in Mountainhome. Most Holy Trinity Volunteer Teams 2 and 3 served our 115 guests. Due to things beyond our control, the meal was cancelled on June 6th. Family Promise Guests occupied the church and our meal was cancelled on June 27th. We'll be back in operation on Wednesday, July 11, Thank you for your support. Served every Wednesday in the Mountainhome Uni Methodist Church of Route 390 from Noon to 1pm Questions: (570) Page 25 L O N E L Y? Friendly Community Center - Susan Ruskin-Mayher, John Mayher, and Yvonne LeBlanc Cook's Corner table, set up by Dave and Cindy Cook VITALE PLUMBING HEATING AIR CONDITIONING/HVAC PA Lic. Num Son 15 Years experience serving Monroe, Pike and surrounding counties 24 Hour Emergency Service Fully Insured COUPON Spring Special $10. OFF any service call or $100.00OFF any new A/C system

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28 Page 28 Gnus of the Day July The full moon is the Full Buck Moon Tuesday - The Battle of Malvern Hill, In an eerie preview of Gettysburg a year later, Union artillery mowed down Confederate attackers charging uphill - like Pickett s Chargeduring the last of the Seven Days battles on the Virginia peninsula Friday- Four months into his administration, President James A. Garfield was shot as he walked through a railroad waiting room in Washington, D.C. The assassin, a loon named Charles J. Guiteau. Garfield, shot in the back and the arm, died from blood poisoning on September 19 after 80 days of conspicuously incompetent medical treatment. As one in a series of gross malpractice strategies, doctors brought in Alexander Graham Bell with a metal detector to look for the bullet. Later, it was discovered the metal detector detected the bed springs but not the bullet Friday- The Battle of Gettysburg, 3rd day - Pickett s Charge (General George Pickett charged breakfast, lunch, and an Army of Northern Virginia Athletic Dept. t-shirt, on his Visa Card). In a last attempt at victory, Robert E. Lee ordered a 15,000-man Confederate force to attack on the middle of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge. Things did not go well Thursday- The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia. It was drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, The final draft was completed on July Monday Featuring the advertising slogan, Spam, Hits the Spot! Spam, the mystery meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation. They had trademarked the product and actor Kenneth Daigneau had come up with the word Spam in a naming contest. The company claims the word is a blend of the words spiced ham. Sure it is Wednesday After rejecting the Lek, the Euro, the Franc, the Dinar, the Peso, the Pula, the Kroon, the Kroner, the Ouguiya, the Rupee, Continental Currency, and the Vatu, the dollar was unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States. The Coinage Act of 1792 John Cafarella For more July Highlights see Science Gnus would put together an organized monetary system that introduced coinage in gold, silver, and copper. Paper notes or greenbacks were introduced into the system in 1861 to help finance the Civil War Tuesday- Islamic Terrorists attacked the London transit system during the morning rush hour. The bombs were detonated in three crowded London subways and one bus. The synchronized suicide bombings, killed 56 people including the bombers (happily) and injured another Monday- The Liberty Bell rang, summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon. Throughout the city, bells were rung all day. On that day as well the Declaration was publicly read in Easton, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey Monday We re the phone company. We don t care. We don t have to..lily Tomlin.Alexander Graham Bell, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas Sanders and Thomas Watson formed the Bell Telephone Company Tuesday.A. patent was issued to Swedish engineer, Nils Bohlen, for the three-point seat-belt. The lap and and shoulder design is what they refer to now with clever billboard phrases like click it or ticket. Volvo had the first safety belts in 1949 but the first U.S. patent for automobile seat beats was issued to Edward J. Claghorn of New York, New York on February 10, Wednesday- Hit me with your best shot fire away.pat Benetar. Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shot Alexander Hamilton during a duel in Weehawken, NJ. Hamilton, acting with honor, fired into the ground, Burr, one of the sleaziest characters in American history, fired into Hamilton. Hamilton went kaput the following day Saturday Æthelstan, King of England, obtained a promise from Constantine II of Scotland that he would not ally with Viking kings no matter how many salted herring he may be forced to eat. This is recognized as beginning the process of unifying Great Britain and even though Æthelstan could not separate the A and E in his name, there is a good case to be made for him as the first King of England Thursday- The spacecraft Galileo released a probe towards Jupiter that, in December of 95 would become the first Earth object ever to penetrate the atmosphere of any of the outer gas giant planets. Gamma rays released back to Earth resulted in a mutant gene that created humanoids who text while driving Monday- Alas poor Salmon P. Chase, (the only Treasury Secretary named after a migrating fish) we hardly knew ye, the United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills were officially withdrawn from circulation. $500 William McKinley, the $ Grover Cleveland, the $ James Madison, and the $10,000 - Salmon P. Chase. There is a $100,000 - Woodrow Wilson- but it was never put into circulation , Tuesday- The first successful steamboat, the Pyroscaphe, made a trial run on the River Saône in France. It was invented by, the Marquee Claude de Jouffroy d Abbans Claude-François-Dorothée de Jouffroy. And whither goest Robert Fulton? Robert Fulton is credited with turning the steamboat into a commercial success Tuesday The world s first parking meter installed, in Oklahoma City. Why Oklahoma City? Didn t they have more horses than cars? Well as luck would have it for the happy motorists of The Big Friendly, as it likes to be called, Carlton Cole Magee had invented the first parking meter in 1932 in response to the growing problem of parking congestion Tuesday In a rather blatant attempt at public relations, with Britain at war with Germany, the British royal family changed its name from the German Saxe-Coburg Gotha to Windsor. Since 1914 Britain had been at war with Germany, anything German had a bad connotation, including the German name Saxe- Coburg-Gotha Friday Shortly after leaving a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Edward Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts drove an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tidal pool. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but left his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne to drown. Criminally, the morally bankrupt senator did not report the fatal car accident for 10 hours Saturday President Arthur proclaimed the power to impose quarantine on immigrants in order to control pestilence as tuberculosis was called.. He advised cities along the coasts to resist the power of the disease and to mitigate its severity. He later turned his attention to diaper rash, acne, hang nails and halitosis Sunday Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon, after their lunar module separated from the command module and landed on the lunar surface at 4:18 EDT on the Sea of Tranquility. Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface at 10:56 ET and proclaimed, That s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Unfortunately, he left out the word a after for and the omission of that article has tormented people ever since Friday 2nd shooting of the day see Hamilton/Burr above- In Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown. The two men had quarreled over cards and decided to have a gunfight. Hickok and Tutt arranged to walk towards each other. When they were about 50 yards apart each drew his gun. Tutt fired first but missed. Hickok s shot hit Tutt in the heart Sunday- Bank robber John Dillinger was shot dead by F.B.I agents as he exited the Biograph Theater in Chicago. Dillinger, subject of a nation-wide manhunt was betrayed by an acquaintance, the woman in red. Dillinger may have enjoyed the movie, Manhattan Melodrama starring Clark Gable but he certainly didn t enjoy the exit from the theater Saturday- According to Rolling Stone Magazine, Rock n Roll starts here as Chess Records released the first Chuck Berry single, Maybellene, Sunday Even though instant coffee had been patented in the U.S in 1903, Nescafé instant coffee (freeze dried) was commercially introduced in Switzerland by the Nestlé company. This assisted the Brazilian government in solving its coffee surplus problem. The previous solution had involved having every resident of Brazil drink twenty five cups of coffee per day. Of course on the Titanic, they served Sanka Tuesday- Too late. No time, no..captain Christian Marty, Air France 4590 Concorde, last recorded words. ATC had just warned, Concorde zero , You have flames. You have flames behind you. An Air France Concorde jet crashed upon takeoff in Paris killing everyone onboard as well as four people on the ground. It had suffered a tire blow out after running over a strip of metal, which had fallen from another aircraft Monday Happy Birthday, Michael (Mick) Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones. Also,Sandra Bullock (1964) Dorothy Hamill (1956) Stanley Kubrick (1928) Blake Edwards (1922), Vivian Vance (1912) Gracie Allen (1902), Carl Jung (1875) George Bernard Shaw (1856) as well as Dr. Brian Cafarella, noted Mathematics Education reformer (1977). 27. The new team required a new name and many were suggested. Among the finalists were Bees, Burros, Continentals, Skyscrapers and Jets, as well as the eventual runner-up, the Skyliners. New York attorney William Shea announced he planned to have a baseball team in NYC in New York would be part of the Continental League which was a proposed 8-team baseball league that included Houston, Toronto, Denver, Minneapolis- St. Paul, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, and oddly, Buffalo. The league failed but the Mets began NL play in Wednesday, Fingerprints were used as a means of identification for the first time. Sir William James Herschel, Chief Magistrate of the Hooghly district in Jungipoor, India, had a local businessman, impress his hand print on a contract. As his fingerprint collection grew Herschel noted that the inked impressions could, indeed, prove or disprove identity Tuesday Last week NASA launched a dozen Holsteins in a low orbit around the world. The newspaper headline referred to this as the herd shot around the world!..president Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act into law creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Tuesday- Happy Birthday, Vladimi Zworykin, Russian-born U.S. electronic engineer, inventor, the Father of Television. (not really. Philo T. Farnsworth was the inventor). Zworykin developed electronic television, an electronic scanning television system that became the precursor to the modern television Saturday After thousands of patents had been issued, someone came up with the clever idea of giving them numbers. George Washington signed the U.S Patent Law (Thomas Jefferson was the first patent examiner), the first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont. who had invented a process for making potash and pearl ashes to be used in soap, glass, and gunpowder. The fee for a patent was four dollars.

29 Meetings Barrett Township Historical Society 3rd Friday, Friendly Community Center, Route 191 Mtnhome 7:30 pm Barrett Township Supervisors Business Meeting 2nd Wednesday of the Month - 5:30pm 4th Wednesday of the Month - 8:00am Workshops: 3rd Wednesday of the Month - 8:00am Barrett Township Planning Commission 1st Wednesday Municipal Bldg, Rt. 390, Mountainhome 5:30 PM Barrett Architectural Review Committee Third Thursday 5 PM Municipal Building Barrett Twp. Environmental Advisory Council 7:00PM Last Wednesday of the month at Barrett Municipal Bldg. Barrett Open Space Committee Second Thursday of every other month (Starting with January) at the Evergreen School at 6:30 Rotary Club of the Pocono Mountains Every Wednesday, 6.15 pm Refer to our website for location com Paradise Township Board of Supervisors-Regular Meeting- 1st and 3rd Monday of the 6:00 PM Board of Supervisors-Work Sessions-1st and 3rd Mondays of the 5:00 PM, as needed. Paradise Planning Commission 2nd Tuesday of the 5:30 PM. Paradise Zoning Hearing Board-4th Tuesday of the 5:30 PM, as needed. Paradise Environmental Advisory Council/Open Space Committee 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:00 PM Held at Paradise Township Building Pocono Area Recreation Commission- 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM. Pocono Mountain School Board First & Third Wednesday Administration Building Swiftwater campus 7 pm Pocono Masonic Lodge #780 2nd Wed of the month -7:30 PM Except July & August Rt. 390 Cresco Mt. Pocono Monthly Lupus Support Group Meeting, Every 3rd Tues. at 7 p.m. Separate Teen and Adult Groups - St. Mary of the Mount Church, 27 Fairview Avenue, Mt. Pocono - For more information, call Betty Kruk , the Lupus Foundation or visit www. lupupspa. org Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxilliary meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Firehouse located off Rt. 611 in Mount Pocono. Contact Auxillary Secretary Tracy Coutts at for more info.. Most Holy Trinity Parish (comprises St. Ann, St. Mary of the Mount and St. Bernadette) Masses are celebrated in the gymnasium of Monsignor McHugh School located at 212 Route 390 in Cresco: Saturday Masses: 4pm Sunday Masses: 8am, 10:45am and 12.30pm (the Spanish Mass) Parish Center contact: (570) St. Canadensis United MethodistChurch Route 390 & 447, Canadensis Worship with Children s Experience 10:45 AM Keokee Chapel United Methodist Keokee Chapel Lane., Paradise SUN Service, 9:30 AM SUN School Classes 9:45 AM Mountainhome United Methodist Church Routes 390/191, Mountainhome Worship 9 AM - Sunday School 10:00AM Paradise Valley Baptist Church Koerner Rd & Rt 390, Cresco Sun. School, 9:30 AM Sun. Worship,10:30AM Wed Service 7:00pm Bible Study St. Anthony s Church Route 191, Newfoundland SAT, 4:00 PM SUN, 11 AM Pocono Bible Church Route 191, Mountainhome SUN School 10 AM SUN Services 11 AM & 7 PM Promised Land Protestant Church Route 390 SUN Services 10 AM Innovation Church Sundays at 9am & 11am B-Nai Harim (Children of the mountains)a Reform Jewish congregation. Pocono Crest Rd at Rt 940 and Sullivan Rd.. Call LifeChurch Poconos (non-denominational) Sullivan Trail, Pocono Pines SUN Service: 10:01AM Children s Church Available St. Paul s United Church of Christ Upper Swiftwater Rd. Swiftwater Sunday Service; 9:30AM Eglise Evangelique De La Renaissance Christian Counseling Ministries HC 1 Box 1-B Swiftwater Pa English Morning Service 9 AM Religious Services Morning Prayer: Tuesdays - 9:00a.m. 137 Trinity Hill Road, Mt. Pocono, PA verizon.net Grace Community Fellowship, meeting at the Tandoor Palace conference room ( right next to the days Inn) Rt 715 in Tannersville Pa exit 299 off Rt 80 Sunday mornings at 10:30 Call Grace United Church of Christ Sullivan Trail & Rt. 715, Tannersville Sunday Service;10:00AM Living Hope Baptist Church for info Warriors For Christ Ministries 445 Sterling Rd.(Rt 196) Tobyhanna, PA Sunday-11:30Am Wed & Fri 7:30PM 1 Living Hope Communtiy Church 36 Sterlimg Rd. Newfoundland, PA Start at 9:45. Service begins at 10:30. Church office: Mt Pocono United Methodist Church 12 Church Avenue Mt Pocono, PA Rev. Samuel Kofi Ashley 8:15 Communion Service 9:30 Contemporary Service 11:00 Traditional Service House Of Praise Christian Fellowship meet at Comfort Inn Route 940 by Lowes Sunday Services 10 AM- 1PM Bishop Hamilton(Pastor) Phone# Temple Israel of the Poconos Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue: 711 Wallace Street at Avenue A, Stroudsburg, Pa Sabbath Services: Friday evening 7:00 PM followed by a Traditional Oneg Shabbat. Saturday morning 9:30 AM followed by a traditional Kiddush. Hebrew School High Holiday Services Passover Seder Purim Party Family Chanukah Menorah Lighting Adult Educational Programs Social Gatherings. Contact: Dr. Sandra Alfonsi ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 158 Fish Hill Rd., Tannersville PA The Rev. Carl W. Filer, Pastor Worship Services at 9:00AM with Sunday School for all ages at 10:15AM. Contemporary Worship is first Sunday of the month. Communion is 1st and 3rd Sundays The Cross Church (non denominational) 3308 Rt.940, Mount Pocono (next to AT & T) Tim Sahadeo Pastor Sunday Bible Study amsunday Morning worship 11 am Children Sunday School 12 Noon Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer 7 pm Trinity Episcopal Church Sunday Services: Holy Canadensis Eucharist United - Methodist Church 8:00 &10:00 Junction a.m. of Routes 447 & 390, Canadensis Sunday School: Sunday September Service and - Children s Experience 10:30 A.M. May 9:00 a.m. Barrett Senior Center Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9AM-1PM at The Friendly Community Center, 6683 Route 191 in Mountainhome. People age 60 and better are welcome. Please call Barbara at for details and to reserve a lunch. Free Alzheimer s Training Available to Local Family Caregivers The local Home Instead Senior Care office is offering free online e-learning training sessions for Monroe County families managing the challenges of Alzheimer s and other dementia diseases. Available at HelpForAlzheimers Families.com To request free, on-site Family Caregiver Training, contact the Home Instead Senior Care office in Tannersville at Celebrate Recovery Christ centered 12-step recovery program 7 PM every Thursday Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church 915 North Fifth St., Stroudsburg, PA for info, contact Debbie at or gmail.com. Pocono Mountains Men s Fellowship (men only) Bible study group meets every third Saturday 9:00 11:00 a.m. Eastern Monroe County Library, 1002 North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg, PA. Bring a friend and don t forget your Bible! Contact Brother Eason at for more info FOOD PANTRY St. Paul Lutheran Church 158 Fish Hill Road Tannersville, Tuesdays from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM. The third Wednesday of every month we have a community dinner that is free to the public. The dinner is from 4:30 PM till 6:30 PM. Gatherings & Such Bingo! Bingo all year long Every Saturday Doors Open 5:30 PM / First Call 6:30 PM Bring a friend & receive $5 off $25 bingo pack Hosted by Promised Land Vol. Fire Co Route 390, Greentown, PA Contact # Page 29 Have a couple of hours free weekday mornings? Volunteer with Monroe County Meals on Wheels to deliver meals and a moment of human connection to your homebound neighbors in Barrett Township. Volunteer as often as you would like - once a week, once a month, every once in a while.contact us at or mailto: for an application. Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Meets third Monday of Month at 7:00 PM Lower level of Canadensis United Methodist Church Church located on corner of Rts. 447 & 390 New members & guests welcome For more info, contact ALZHEIMER S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY CENTER Time: 2nd Monday of each month from 5:30-7 at the Smithfield Library Facilitator: Jennifer Bayer, Community Outreach Volunteer (Alzheimer s Association) or ptd.net Nearly New Shop Rt. 390, Mountainhome, PA (across from Municipal Building) Accepting consignments Tuesdays 10am-12pm Donations are accepted any day the store is open. The Board of Trustees of the Barrett Paradise Friendly Library meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Weiler Family Community Room at the library. The Board meets every month with the exception of December. Pocono Mountain Chapter of the Embroiderer s Guild of America (EGA). We do all types of needlework (Cross stitch, Hardanger, Canvas work, Crewel work, etc.) There is a different program each month. We meet every second Monday of the month from September May at 7:00pm at Stroudsburg High School Cafeteria, West Main Street, Stroudsburg, Pa. The contact person for anyone interested in our group is Bonnie Miller,

30 Page 30 An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics. The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk and wrote on the board: Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist. Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute. Weeks later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an A when he had barely written anything at all. His answer consisted of two words: What chair? Dentist: I have to pull the aching tooth, but don't worry it will take just five minutes. Patient: And how much will it cost? Dentist: It's $ Patient: $90.00 for just a few minutes work??? Dentist: I can extract it very slowly if you like? A young hiker is traveling thru a heavily wooded area and comes upon a Monastery full of friars and monks. He knocks on the door for directions, however is invited inside for Fish and Chips for lunch. After lunch he exclaimed that this was the most delicious fish and chips he had ever eaten. Seeing a chef emerge from the kitchen, he raced over and said, Are you the Fish Friar? To which the reply was, No, I am the Chip Monk. Answers on Page 10

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