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Happy Holidays from . . .
www.westendhappenings.com
West End Happenings
Committed to our Community
December 2014
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The Face of Our Veterans
In Pennsylvania, as of September 2014, there were 939,069 veterans. Of those, 697,433 are wartime vets. The breakdown is as
follows: 236,402 from the Gulf War, 309,178 from Vietnam era,
92,804 from the Korean War, 57,784 from WWII, and 262,637
peacetime veterans.
In our country, about 12% of the adult homeless population is
veterans. There are about 1.4 million other veterans at risk of becoming homeless due to poverty, poor living conditions, and lack
of support networks.
According to www.va.gov, “The most effective programs for
homeless and at-risk veterans are community-based, nonprofit,
“veterans helping veterans” groups. Programs that seem to work
best feature transitional housing, with the camaraderie of living in
structured, substance-free environments with fellow veterans who
are succeeding at bettering themselves.”
Enter VALOR Clinic Foundation - the embodiment of that statement from the VA Department. Veterans Assisted Living OutReach is exactly that. With the creation of Paul’s House, a veteran’s sanctuary in Jonas, our community now has a refuge for our
homeless veterans; a place where they can rediscover their place in
society, and learn the job and living skills needed to support themselves, and for some, their families.
A stay at Paul’s House (Major Paul Syverson Veterans Sanctuary) will afford our local veterans an opportunity to feel good about
their lives, their ability to contribute, and themselves. Let’s help
them out however we can.
Enjoy this issue.
~ Lisa
See below for information on purchasing a Veteran’s Calendar
that helps support Paul’s House, containing the real “faces of our
Veterans”.
VETERAN CALENDARS are NOW AVAILABLE!
Please stop in, Monday through Friday, from 10am to 4pm,
to pick yours up. Family and friends would enjoy them as well.
For just $5 each, you can help us make a significant contribution
to VALOR Clinic Foundation.
For more information, please see page 5.
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purchase of $15 or more
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DINE-IN / TAKE-OUT
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purchase of $25 or more
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purchase of $40 or more
excludes alchoholic beverages
DINE-IN / TAKE-OUT
Before tax. Not to be combined
with other offers and/or discounts.
Exp. 12-31-14. PRESENT COUP.
PA LICENSED PAWNBROKERS
BUYING & SELLING
Gold • Diamonds • Silver • Jewelry • Coins
Military Items • Swords • Daggers
Vintage Sports Memorabilia,
and more.
SELLING ESTATE JEWELRY
AT A FRACTION OF THE COST!
P&J COIN & GOLD EXCHANGE
Rt. 209, Brodheadsville • 570-402-1555
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Rt. 209, Brodheadsville across from WaWa
The 14KT Outlet • 570-460-6763
PMC Creates New Health Information Portal
Pocono Medical Center along with Innovative Educational Resources, LLC proudly launched PoconoHealth.org, an online directory in efforts to increase access to health related news, preventative care information, and social interaction all relevant to Monroe
County, Pennsylvania.
PoconoHealth.org requires a log-on username and password
membership which is entirely free. The membership grants admission to our community’s health and social services provided
by professionals. With existing information provided by Pocono
Medical Center, the directory will serve as an educational tool for
the public by archiving information on disease, medicine, and nutrition. Access to local programs and activities regarding health
and social services will also be readily available.
The following community partners who have helped assist in the
development of the directory include Pocono’s variety radio station
93.5 SBG, Carbon Monroe Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services, East Stroudsburg University, Eastern Monroe Public
Library, Fitzmaurice Community Services, Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, Inn at Pocono Manor, Monroe County Office
of Emergency Management, Monroe County Transportation Authority, Pocono Alliance, Pocono Medical Center, YMCA, Riley
and Company, Inc., and Frailey Insurance and Financial Services.
The directory helps bridge the gap in technology and resources some people don’t have access to. To learn more, please send
an email to [email protected] The concerns and
feedback of the community can be expressed and communicated
with PoconoHealth.org thus creating a strong network of information that is just a click away.
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MC Historical Assoc. Future Planning Survey
The Board of Directors of the Monroe County Historical Association invites the public to participate in a future planning survey.
The survey will be used to develop a Comprehensive Plan to assess
the needs of the community and to better plan for the future of the
organization. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F98GPQD. Individual survey responses will remain
strictly confidential and the Monroe County Historical Association leadership will use this data for planning purposes. Individuals
who participate in the survey and provide their e-mail address will
be entered to win a $50.00 gift card to Barnes and Noble. The survey will be open until Friday, December 12.
The mission of the Monroe County Historical Association is to
promote, protect and preserve the rich history of Monroe County.
Membership is encouraged and open to everyone. For additional
information on the Monroe County Historical Association, to learn
more about Monroe County through local history articles or to attend an upcoming event, please visit www.MonroeHistorical.org
or call 570-421-7703.
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For more information, call: 610-681-3276, or visit us at: www.oldhomestead.com.
2 - WEST END HAPPENINGS • December 2014
Holiday Grocery Bingo
The West End
Community Ambulance Association and West
End Fire Company would like to invite you to
our Holiday Grocery Bingo on Sunday, December 14th, at the West End Fire Company, Route
715 in Brodheadsville. Doors will open at 12pm,
and bingo will start at 1pm. Admission is $10 for
20 games of bingo, 4 grand prizes, of which will
be complete meals. Beverages will be available
for purchase. All Proceeds will benefit operation
expenses for both organizations.
For additional information, contact Lisa Hoffman at [email protected], or CJ
Dickinson at 610-681-5810, ext. 4.
AL-ANON
Let It Begin With Me • Al-Anon
meeting for friends and families of alcoholics.
Please join us for encouragement and hope at
our anonymous support group. We meet every
Wednesday at 12noon, at Our Lady Queen of
Peace Church in Brodheadsville, in room 114a,
next to the Chapel. Please - no smoking. This
is a closed meeting. If you have any questions,
please call Cynthia K. at 201-492-1551.
Owner:
Sal Albanese
From all of us to all of you...
~Merry Christmas & Happy New Year~
East Stroudsburg 570.421.0383 Pocono Summit 570.839.7751 Wind Gap 610.654.3300
HUSKY
TREE SERVICE
Children’s Christmas Party
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 927 is hosting their annual children’s Christmas party on Saturday, December 6, at 1 p.m. Our local community children and their parents are invited to come and enjoy
Lot Clearing • Brush Hogging
holiday refreshments, caroling, and a visit with Santa.
Brush Pile Chipping • Tree Removal
Come in early to sign up children ages 0-12 yrs. Pre-registration is
570-350-3495 West End Area
required by December 4. Our facility is limited to 100 children, with
FULLY INSURED • FREE ESTIMATES
up to 2 accompanying adults per family. A donation would be greatly
appreciated from anyone over the age of 12 yrs.
Breakfast With Santa & Elsa
We will also have raffles, door prizes, and other special prizes for all.
Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger will hold the first-ever Please bring your camera to capture that special moment with Santa
Breakfast with Santa and Elsa event from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Decem- and your child, and celebrate at the best children’s holiday party ever!
ber 13, at The Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre.
We are located at Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road in Gilbert, with
The event will include and all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, mu- the Tank out front!
sic performed by Angela Kinder performing as Elsa from the movie Frozen, a visit from Santa Claus, and opportunities to get photos
taken with Elsa and Santa.
Tickets for the breakfast are $18 each, and $15 for children 12 and
under. Tickets are available online at events.geisinger.org, or by
calling the Children’s Miracle Network office at 1-800-322-5437.
The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric
equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.
MCW Custom Wood
&
Floors Like No Others
“You conceive it . . . we achieve it.”
About Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger - Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Janet Weis
Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics. A nonprofit organization, it has raised more than $53 million for pediatric services, equipment
and programs throughout Geisinger Health System since 1984. For more
information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-3225437 or 570-271-6188, or visit www.geisinger.org/cmn.
Young At Heart Seniors meets at the Polk Twp. Fire House
Social Hall, Rt. 209, in Kresgeville. The December meeting will be
on the 15th, at 10:30, where we will be having our cookie exchange.
For more information, contact Janet at 570-722-3895.
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THEY MAKE THIS PUBLICATION POSSIBLE
December 2014 • WEST END HAPPENINGS - 3
WEST END HAPPENINGS SUBSCRIPTIONS
Do you love our paper, but can’t seem to find a copy?
If so, consider an annual subscription for only $20.00.
For more information, call us at: 610-681-8612,
or email the office at: [email protected]
Congratulations November’s $100 Winner
Krista L. Meckes - Saylorsburg
FREE MEALS - West End Missions
West End Missions, one of our local soup kitchens, is offering
free meals every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:30pm, for
those in need. We are located at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
in Brodheadsville.
Are you interested in volunteering? We are in need of volunteers. For more information, please call: 570-730-1114; email:
[email protected] Visit: www.westendmissions.info.
The ACORN appeared in: The Treasure Shop, pg. 14; Home Solutions,
pg. 19; Pohopoco Creek Alpacas, pg. 29; Gilbert Podiatry, pg. 41.
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West End Happenings
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Committed to the Community
P.O. Box 589, Gilbert, PA 18331
Ph: (610) 681-8612 Fax: (610) 681-2844
Publisher, Jim Mannello
Email press releases to [email protected]
Advertising................................................. [email protected]
Production................. Valerie Kaufmann: [email protected]
Billing & Accts Recv............... [email protected]
Outside Sales.................... Mary McHugh: [email protected]
Information................... Lisa Neubert: [email protected]
Our issue is published the First of every month.
Deadline for ads and press releases is the 15th of each month.
West End Happenings is located in West End Awards
Route 209, Gilbert.
West End Happenings is mailed monthly to over 15,900 households
and businesses in the West End. Shouldn’t your ad be here?
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Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. Breakfast
597 Kunkletown Rd. in Kunkletown
There will be a breakfast at Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company from 7:30 a.m. to noon, on Sunday, December 7. Cost: $6.00
adults; $5.50 reduced rate adults; $4.25 children 12 and under. The
menu includes eggs-to-order, with ham or sausage, home fries,
toast or SOS, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and milk.
Open Everyday 7am to 11 pm
Advertising rates are available at www.westendhappenings.com, [email protected] or by calling 610-681-8612 between 10am and 4pm, Monday - Friday.
The information published herein has been provided by others and may not reflect
the opinions of West End Happenings, West End Awards, the publisher or the editor.
The publisher reserves the right to reject or edit any material submitted. We are not
responsible for typographical errors.
Happy Holidays
©
Copyright December 2014. This publication cannot be reproduced, in whole
or in part, without the written permission of West End Happenings. Fees may apply.
Kinsley’s ShopRite
Help Transform Eldred! Eldred Township is looking for
volunteers to help transform the former Eldred Elementary School
into a vital resource for the community. Help will be needed with
minor repairs to the building, landscaping, and development ideas
as well as with all aspects of planning, publicizing and managing.
If you would like to be a part of that effort, please email the Township or drop off a note at the Township Office indicating your area
of interest and qualifications. You can also mail your information
to the Township at P.O. Box 600, Kunkletown, PA 18058.
We look forward to drawing from all parts of the community
for this exciting project, and we encourage all residents to come
forward with their ideas and input!
• Please note: Eldred Township residents can stay informed of our latest
news and events by joining our email group, Eldred Township Updates.
This group receives emails on average once or twice a month or, when
something significant needs to be shared with residents. You can join this
group by contacting Darcy Gannon at [email protected]; phoning 610-81-4252, x2; or sending your information via US Mail to Darcy
Gannon, Eldred Township, PO Box 600, Kunkletown, PA 18058. We also
have a sign-up sheet on the counter at the Eldred Township Municipal
Building. The preferred contact method is via email, since then we will
have the correct spelling and layout of your email address and can easily
add you to our group.
4 - WEST END HAPPENINGS • December 2014
From Our Family to Yours . . .
107 Kinsley Drive, Brodheadsville
(off Weir Lake Rd.)
Planning a Holiday Party?
LET US HELP!
Catering • Deli • Bakery
Beer • Floral
For a Real Treat . . .
try one of our own
Hickory Smoked Hams
(skinless, shankless, or boneless)
for Your Holiday Dinner
570-992-2666
Family Owned and Operated.
Proudly Serving the West End Community for over 25 Years.
“We serve the nicest people.”
To advertise: www.westendhappenings.com
Outside sales: Mary McHugh at 570-619-4074
2014 SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY
sponsored by West End Happenings and West End Awards
West End Happenings and West End
Awards is a drop-off location for Toys
for Tots. New, unwrapped toys can
be brought to West End Happenings and West End Awards,
Monday-Friday, 10am-5:30pm. (See pg. 6 for additional dropoff sites.)
Community Coat Drive is now accepting clean/gently-worn men’s, women’s, and children’s winter coats. All
items collected will be distributed to West End Programs to
help West End Residents.
Community Food Drive West End Happenings and West
End Awards will be a drop-off location for non-perishable
food items (check expiration dates), diapers, baby wipes, baby
ointment, etc. Don’t forget pets! All donations will remain in
Monroe County to stock local families’ pantries during the
holidays.
Please bring all donations to West End Happenings and West
End Awards, on Rt. 209 in Gilbert, during business hours: Monday-Friday; 10am-5:30pm. For more information: 610-681-8612;
610-681-6467. We are now accepting donations. Thank you.
VETERAN CALENDAR
HELP US HELP VETERANS
Thank you to all those who have brought us photos of their soldier(s) for our 2015 calendar, which is now available for purchase
- at West End Happenings, West End Awards and West End Printing, and other locations thoughtout our community.
The cost of the calendar is $5.00, and all proceeds will go towards Valor’s Maj. Paul Syverson Veterans Sanctuary, located
at the former Hotel Jonas, on Rt. 534 in Jonas. The shelter will
provide housing, supervision and basic job-search skills for up to
fifteen people at a time. (Please see the VALOR facebook page for
more information and volunteer opportunities.)
As you start your holiday shopping, please consider purchasing
one or more 2015 VALOR calendars to give as gifts to family and
friends. Inside you will find each month has been sponsored by a
local business, accompanied by some special offers.
Thank you, once again, for helping us to support the less fortunate in our community. ~ West End Happenings
Veteran’s Support Group - VALOR Veterans Un-
stoppable program, a vet-to-vet counseling service, will meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 7pm, at the Gilbert American
Legion Post 927 (downstairs), located at Rt. 209 and Fairgrounds
Road in Gilbert (tank out front). Participation is FREE.
For more information: Glen Lippincott (combat-wounded Vietnam vet) at 570-242-0810; 570-992-6038; email [email protected];
[email protected]
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CASH PAID FOR SOME VEHICLES
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Genesis Gardens
1021 Interchange Rd.
call
570-801-7733
(Rt. 209)
Gilbert, PA 18331
Registration # PAOAGHIC 2514
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Picture Glass, Insulated Windows, Table Tops, Storm Windows,
Mirrors, Screens, Stove Glass, Tempered Glass, Safety Glass,
Plexi Glass, Colored Acrylics, Shower Doors, and more . . .
www.themobilehomepartscenter.com
Give Blood at WPCL
Every Wednesday at Western
Pocono Community Library, the Miller-Keystone Blood Center will be collecting Blood Platelets and Whole Blood from
12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Call 1-800-223-6667 to make an appt.
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December 2014 • WEST END HAPPENINGS - 5
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Snow Plowing • Salting & Cinder
Landscaping • Design • Projects
• Excavating
• Landscaping/Hardscaping
• Patios/Walks
• Lawn/Property Maintenance
• Tree Trimming/Removal
• Construction
• Remodeling
• Roofing/Siding
570-656-3491 • 570-856-1882
Easy Drop Cookies
Ingredients:
1 cup butter or margarine • 1 cup white sugar • 1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract • 2 tbsp milk • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/4 tsp salt
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Cream together butter or margarine and white sugar. Add egg,
vanilla and milk. Mix well.
3. Gradually add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Roll spoonfuls of dough in your hands and dip one end in colored sugar (or
sprinkles, flavored drink mix, whatever you want to add flavor and
your own touch!). Place on baking sheets and press top down with
a glass. Bake for 12 minutes. Makes about 48 cookies.
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6 - WEST END HAPPENINGS • December 2014
WEST END
2014 Locations
Toys for Tots collections have started - all boxes are in place at
the collection points. December 7th is the Stroudsmoor Country
Inn Christmas Tree lighting, which is open to the public. Please
bring a toy.
The last day toys will be collected is December 10th, with distribution on December 13th. Toys are only distributed to those
who have registered with a certified agency, such as the Salvation
Army, Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network, or other agencies.
Locations with drop boxes are as follows:
Pleasant Valley Elementary 610-681-3005
Pleasant Valley Middle School
570-402-1000
Pleasant Valley Intermediate
610-681-3091
Polk Elementary 610-681-3091
American Legion 610 681-5838
Kinsley’s ShopRight 570 992-2666
Jeker’s General Store 610 891-4360
Dollar General (Brodheadsville) 570 992- 1728
Dollar General (Rt. 115, Effort)
570 620-9104
First Niagara Bank of Kresgeville 610 681-5777
Western Pocono Community Library 570 992-7934
Cherry’s Sunset Restaurant 610 681- 4482
Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company 610 681- 4370
Polk Township Municipal Building 610 681-2888
Chestnuthill Twp Park 570 992-1274
Chestnuthill Twp Municipal Build 570 992-7247
Ross Township 570 992- 4990
West End Awards 610 681- 6467
West End Printing
610 681- 6154
West End Happenings
610 681-8612
Homestead Veterinarian Clinic 570 620- 0528
Mrs. Bush’s Adult care 610 381- 3713
A Cut above Salon and Spa 570 992-7676
Brodheadsville Chevrolet
570 992- 0200
Curves of Brodheadsville 570 992-1300
Getz Personal Care 570 629-1334
Personal Touch Cleaners 570 992-3181
Eldred Twp Municipal Building 610 381- 4252
YMCA (Eldred Location) 570 807- 3068
Struadsburger’s Insurance Agency 610 681- 4005
Lynn’s Motel Bar & Lounge 610 681- 4166
West End Physical Therapy 610 681- 3637
Wells Fargo Bank 570 992- 0184
Advanced Auto Parts (Brodheadsville) 570 992- 4592
Beltsville Beverage 610 681- 2739
Armory Gun Shop 610 681- 4867
Brooklyn Bridge Bagels 570 629- 0888
Relay for Life 570 688-9304
Spinellis Pizzeria 570 402-2700
Dunkelberger’s 570 992-3865
StarBites Take Out 610 951-4304
Jackson Township Municipal Build
570 629-0153
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570-992-4866 • [email protected]
10% OFF KITCHENS
$7,500 and up • LABOR ONLY • exp. 12-31-14
10% OFF BATHROOMS
$3,000 and up • LABOR ONLY • exp. 12-31-14
West End Republican Club
The West End Republican
Club meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month. This
month’s meeting will be at Cherry’s Family Restaurant, located on
Route 209 South, in Kresgeville. Republican-minded citizens are
encouraged to join us to socialize, listen, discuss and learn.
The meetings begin at 7:00 P.M. For those wishing to eat prior
to the meeting, arrive by 6:00 PM. FMI/directions, visit the club’s
website at www.westendgop.com/, or call 443-326-5100.
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Help Make Wishes Come True
Refer a Child, Become a Volunteer in Monroe County
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia has ways
for Monroe County to help grant the wishes of children living with
life-threatening medical conditions. Local residents are encouraged
to become a wish volunteer and/or refer a child to Make-A-Wish.
Become a Volunteer - Currently, the local Make-A-Wish chapter is
working to grant 18 wishes in Monroe County and it needs kindhearted individuals to step forward and volunteer their time and friendship
in order to assist with wish fulfillment. Since 1987, there have been
200 wishes granted in Monroe County. To become a wish volunteer,
individuals must be at least 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check and attend a training session.
Refer a Child - Every wish starts with a referral – in fact, a wish is
not possible without one. Be the start of a wish-come-true today by
referring a child who is between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 and has a
life-threatening medical condition.
To learn more about referring a child or becoming a volunteer,
please contact Maggie O’Brien at 570-341-9474 or visit our website
at greaterpawv.wish.org.
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a
non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to
18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local
chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more
than 15,000 wishes. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish
at 800-676-9474 or visit the web site at greaterpawv.wish.org.
Church Women United Church Women United of Monroe
County invites everyone to our Christmas meeting on Friday, December 5th, at noon. Our host church is Faith United Methodist, located at 1160 Clause Drive, in Stroudsburg. Please bring a covered
dish to share. We will collect filled Christmas stockings, so mark
either for man, woman or child. RSVP to Betty at 570-629-0649.
One-Stop Christmas Shopping
Pleasant Valley Assembly of God is hosting
a One-Stop Christmas Shopping event on Saturday, December 6, from 10-4pm. There will
be a raffle and a 50/50. Confirmed vendors include: Avon, Norwex, Fresh Wreaths, Stocking
Stuffers, Gourmet Cupcakes, Candles, 31, Stampin Up, MaryKay, Tastefully Simple, Origami
Owl, Younique, Kids Aprons, Jamberry, Kania
Kreations, as well as many crafters. Over 30 vendors in all!
Pleasant Valley Assembly of God is off Weir
Lake Rd., just up from Shop Rite. There are a few
spaces still available. For more information, contact Tatum Pincombe at 570-426-0987.
Pocono Dance & Social Club dances are
held every Friday evening at the CLU Club, 265
S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg. Admission: $8
members; $10 guests ($5 first-time guests). FMI:
570-872-9214. All ADULTS welcomed.
Merry
Christmas
Sun., December 14th & Sun., December 21st • 10am-3pm
FREE GIFT WRAPPING
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Western Pocono Lioness will have their December meet- Chestnuthill Twp. Historical Society
ing one week early due to the holiday. Join the Lioness on December 16, 6:00pm, at the American Legion in Gilbert. A “Cookie
Bonanza” will begin at 6:00pm; meeting to follow at 7:00pm. All
members and future members are invited to attend.
Watch for the “new” soups-in-a-jar and peppermint puffs-in-a-jar
for your holiday gift giving. FMI: www.westernpoconolioness.org.
At our November meeting, the Chestnuthill Township Historical
Society held elections for officers for 2015. The historical society
will not be having a meeting in December or January, except for
our annual Christmas dinner. We are planning to have our 4th annual yard sale on Saturday May 2, 2015.
Our next meeting will be on, Wednesday, February 18th, 7pm
at the park building, on Route 715. We plan future activities and
projects each month. Please join us, to help preserve the history of
our beautiful township.
Pride In Chestnuthill
“He knows if you’ve been bad or good . . .”
Members of the Pocono
Lioness Club helping guests
with their delicious creations.
On Saturday, November 15, the Western Pocono Lioness and West
End Open Space Commission joined in “Kookies and Krafts with
Kris Kringle,” an all-free event where children made ornaments,
decorated cookies, listened and danced to music, and of course,
had their pictures taken with Santa. The Lioness sold their Soupand Candy-In-A-Jar, and will be selling them around the community in the next few weeks. Both make great gifts. FMI: www.westernpoconolioness.org.
The annual Chestnuthill Township
Beautification Award was presented at the November 18th Chestnuthill Twp. Supervisor’s meeting. This honor is given to ESSA
Bank & Trust of Brodheadsville for their outstanding beautifying
of their property this year. Branch Manager Barbara Konawalik
accepted the award. Honorable mentions are Chestnuthill Nursery, Kresge and Gower Funeral Homes; Life is Good Chiropractic, Gram-Ma’s Country Corner, KFC, McDonalds, First Northern
Bank & Trust, Rita’s, Auto Zone, State Farm, Mike’s Pizza and
Coordinated Health. Two non-business honorable mentions are the
WPCL and The Western Pocono Women’s Club.
Pride In Chestnuthill is honored to be chosen as a recipient of the
2014 Waste Watchers Award, given by The Professional Recyclers
of Pennsylvania. A representative of PROP presented the award to
PIC at the same supervisors meeting. We are flattered to receive
this prestigious honor. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, December 11th, 7pm at the municipal building.
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
ALL Mailboxes MUST be Shoveled Out
by the Resident for MAIL DELIVERY
ill
Santa wat
e
arriv .
6:00pm
Christmas Tree Lighting
& Visit from Santa Claus
Friday, December 12th • 6pm-8pm
at the Chestnuthill Township Park,
Rt. 715 • Brodheadsville
Any Residential Mailbox or Fencing on Township Right-of-Way
that sustains damage during regular Road/Snow Maintenance will be
the responsibility of the resident if less than 4 feet from the road.
ANY VEHICLE LEFT ON TOWNSHIP RIGHT-OF-WAY
DURING ICE OR SNOW REMOVAL PERIOD WILL
BE TOWED AT THE OWNER’S EXPENSE.
Mailboxes MUST be mounted 4 feet from the
edge of the pavement. This measurement
is from “THE FACE OF THE MAILBOX,”
not the base.
Music, Hot Cocoa & Cookies!
Dont forget to bring your camera
for a Picture with Santa!
Please bring Canned Goods to Donate
to The PV Ecumenical Network.
8 - WEST END HAPPENINGS • December 2014
We are collecting NEW / UNWRAPPED Toys For Tots at our Tree Lighting
Event. Additionally, toys can be dropped off at the Township and
Park Buildings during office hours.
24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICES • WE RETURN ALL CALLS
Specializing in Danger Trees and All Phases of Tree Care
Nordmark’s Tree Service, LLC
We accept major credit cards.
• Veteran Owned Business
• Fully Insured / ACRT Certified
Steve: 570-656-3740
• 60-Ft. Bucket Truck
Email: [email protected]
• Landscape / Lawn Care • Saw Repair
FREE ESTIMATES
www.nordmarkstreeservice.com
• Senior Citizen & Military Discounts
Saturday Family Fun Time at the Library
Western Pocono Community Library will be holding a Saturday
Family Fun Time every Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This
program is open to families of all ages. There will be stories, songs,
games, crafts and even a visit from a Therapy Dog. Children will
be given the opportunity to read to one of the well-trained dogs.
For more information, please contact the library at 570-992-7934.
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
WE HAUL IT ALL
FROM ATTICS TO BASEMENTS . . . ANYWHERE
DUMPSTERS TO 1 TIME p/u CLEANUPS
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email: [email protected]
570-460-5077
LICENSED • REG ATTY GENRL • INSURED
Attention All Dog Owners:
LICENSING TIME
The Monroe County Treasurer’s office would like to inform you
that 2015 dog licenses will be available beginning December 1,
and those will be valid from January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015.
The Department of Agriculture has increased the fee by $.05 this
year, so the fees are as follows:
• Male/Female dog - $8.50, or $6.50 neutered/spayed.
• For Seniors with Male/Female dog - $6.50, or $4.50 neutered/
spayed.
• Lifetime licenses are available, but your dog MUST be micro-chipped.
• Lifetime fees are: Male/Female dog - $51.50, or $31.50 neutered/
spayed.
• For Seniors with Male/Female dog lifetime fees are: $31.50, or
$21.50 neutered/spayed.
It is state law that all dogs, 3 months of age and older, must have
a current year license, or be subject to a $300 fine per dog. In order
to provide added convenience and service to the pet owner, the
Treasurer’s office will mail dog renewal post cards for each dog
directly to you. If you need more applications, you can print them
from our website, or you can apply and pay online, at www.monroecountypa.gov/treasurer. There is a $2 convenience fee.
You can purchase your license in the office from 8:30 am to
4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. If paying by mail, please fill
out an application, and make checks payable to “Monroe County
Treasurer”, and mail to: 1 Quaker Plaza, Room 103, Stroudsburg,
PA 18360.
If you no longer have your dog, please call the office so the files
can be adjusted. If you are a new dog owner and cannot obtain an
application, or a current dog owner and did not receive a renewal
notice in the mail for a 2015 license, or any other information,
please call 570-517-3182.
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
December Events
924 Rt. 115, Saylorsburg (next to the new Dollar General)
• We invite your inner chef and kitchen magician
to a Pampered Chef demonstration party on Saturday, December 6th, at 10:30 am. This last fundraising activity will highlight new products for
the holiday cook, baker and hostess in you! Pampered Chef Consultant Peggy Larsen will whip up
a brunch menu to sample and demonstrate the use
of the cookware and utensils. She will also show
us quick, easy and affordable alternatives to last
minute gift giving using the PC products. Call Dianne at 610-381-2810 evenings and let me know
to expect you. Bring a friend or two!
• Looking for a Christmas Eve candlelight worship service to celebrate our Lord and Savior’s
birth? Join us December 24th at St. Peter’s United
Methodist Church for an 8:30 pm worship service
of song, sharing the Christmas story through the
Gospels, and celebrating the birth of the infant
Jesus. We offer a child-comfort room for parents
with children. All are welcomed here
Cherry’s Sunset Restaurant
featuring
www.cherrysfamilyrestaurant.com
610-681-4482
Large Selection of IPA
and Craft Beers!
DAILY DINNER SPECIALS
December
Live
Entertainment
Dec. 5th
OPEN
LATE
OPEN NEW YEAR’S EVE
FOR DINNER
OPEN NEW YEAR’S DAY
Traditional Pork & Sauerkraut Special
Rt. 209 South • Downtown Kresgeville
Joe Nagele
Dec. 13th
Fahad & Kelly
Dec. 19th
Harlan Tucker
Dec. 20th
Mike Pilgermeyer
Dec. 27th
Dave Freeman
December 2014 • WEST END HAPPENINGS - 9
AARP Driver’s Safety Class
In cooperation with the AARP, Chestnuthill Township will be
offering the 8-hour AARP Driver Safety class at the Chestnuthill Park building on Route 715, half a mile north of Route 209 in
Brodheadsville. The AARP Driver Safety (formerly “55-Alive) is
the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course designed
for motorists age 50 and older. Nationally, over 600,000 drivers
take the course each year.
All automobile insurance companies doing business in Pennsylvania are required by law to give an additional minimum discount
of 5% to all qualified policy holders over 55 years of age who take
the course. Some insurance companies extend the discount courtesy to all those over 50 years of age. Check with your insurance
agent to be sure you qualify. No tests are given and membership
in AARP is not necessary. Each person taking the course will be
given a completion certificate that is valid for three years.
The eight-hour class, taught by a trained unpaid volunteer instructor, is given in two four-hour sessions in a 2-day period (you
must attend both sessions). The eight-hour class is required for first
timers, and is also open to those who have taken the course previously. The cost is $20 per person, or $15 with an AARP membership number, payable at class time. The fee includes all materials,
including a workbook, which students may keep. Class size is limited, so you must register to assure placement in any class.
The Brodheadsville class will be held at the Chestnuthill Park
building on two Saturdays, December 6th and December 13th,
from 1pm to 5pm. FMI/to register: 570-619-4006.
Holiday Luncheon at the Stroud Mansion
The Monroe County Historical Association will host the annual
“Holiday Luncheon at the Stroud Mansion” fund-raiser on Thursday, December 11, and again on Friday, December 12. There are
two seatings each day. The Early Lunch seating will be held at
11:00 a.m., and guests may dine until 12:30 p.m., and the Late
Lunch seating will be held at 1:00 pm, and guests may dine until
2:30 pm.
The Holiday Luncheon will be held on the second floor of the historic 1795 Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Please
note, the second floor is not handicap accessible. The building will
be decorated for the holiday season, and music will fill the air.
The luncheon will feature a hot buffet-style meal catered by the
farmhouse kitchen.
This year’s menu will feature holiday salad, apple cranberry
stuffed pork loin, roasted root vegetables, Butternut squash lasagna, whipped garlic potatoes, buttered Rosemary rolls, and a wonderful selection of homemade desserts. Coffee, decaf, tea, and a
complementary glass of wine, will be served at your table. The
Stroud Mansion museum exhibit rooms will be open to those attending the luncheon.
The cost for the luncheon fund-raiser is $22.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased at the Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Street in
downtown Stroudsburg. Please get your tickets early; seating is
extremely limited for this popular event. Tickets will NOT be sold
at the door. FMI: MCHA at 570-421-7703, or [email protected] Visit
us on the web at www.monroehistorical.org.
West End Park & Open Space Commission
Your Community . . . Your Park
FREE EVENT
• ZUMBA: Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 6-7pm.
RIPPED Fitness: Tuesdays, 7:15pm. Both $5 each class at Chestnuthill Park.
No classes on December 25, 2014 and January 1, 2015.
• PHILADELPHIA FLOW SHOW Bus Trip: Monday, March 2, at 6am.
Return at 6pm. “Lights, Camera, BLOOM!” Experience the magic of movies
and horticulture. Show celebrates the silver screen. Cost: $65 pp.
• DISCOUNTED SKI TICKETS now available! Camelback, Blue Mountain,
Shawnee, Elk Mountain, Big Boulder/Jack Frost, and Montage Mountain.
FMI: www.weposc.org and Facebook
• NO BINGO in December - returns on Friday, January 16, 2015.
Register for events/activities at:
570-992-9733 or [email protected]
P.O. Box 243 • Brodheadsville, PA 18322
www.weposc.org or 570-992-9733 for information and registrations
10- WEST END HAPPENINGS • December 2014
Saturday, December 6 • 4pm
Ross Township Park
Anchorage Rd., Saylorsburg
Friday, December 12 • 6pm-8pm
Chestnuthill Township Park
Rt. 715, Brodheadsville
HOT COCOA & COOKIES!
Bring your camera.
Collecting nonperishables
for PVEN
and NEW unwrapped
For more information:
570-992-9733 / [email protected]
Open Wednesday-Saturday
Salon
Walk-ins Welcome
when Available!
Indigo
VISA/MC
A Full-Service Salon offering
Hair • Nails* • Waxing • Facials
Private Bridal Sessions
Men’s
Haircuts
1000
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Rt. 209 & Gilbert Road in Gilbert
Every Day
Proud supporter of Relay For Life
GIFT CERTIFICATES
AVAILABLE
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE-AND ALL
$
10.00 OFF
any chemical service
Holiday “Up-Do’s”
15% OFF
Cannot be combined with other offers/discounts. Expires 12-31-14.
Saturday Family Fun Time at the Library
Western Pocono Community Library will be holding a Saturday
Family Fun Time every Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This
program is open to families of all ages. There will be stories, songs,
games, crafts and even a visit from a Therapy Dog. Children will
be given the opportunity to read to one of the well-trained dogs.
For more information, please contact the library at 570-992-7934.
Carpentry
(Framing, Trimming)
PA LIC#102928
Doors & Windows
570-807-6883
Siding
Decks
Basements
Garages
Brodheadsville, PA
Additions
Remodeling
www.cfhconstruction.com • [email protected] Kitchens
Charles F. Houck II
Owner
’Tis The Season from The Garden Of Giving
The Garden of Giving has concluded another successful growing
season November 15th, although it will continue to provide winter
crops such as carrots, spinach and parsley, for as long as the weather cooperates.
The Garden of Giving would like to thank everyone who contributed time, money and/or supplies. Without the help of the many
volunteers and supporters, it wouldn’t have been possible to give
nutritious, fresh produce and eggs to help feed families each week.
The needs of The Garden, and our less fortunate neighbors, are still
great, and we would like to ask anyone with time and/or money to
spare if they can help us continue this mission. ’Tis the season of
holiday cheer and giving, and any help that could be provided is a
great way to spread the holiday spirit.
Below is just a partial list of The Garden of Giving’s needs:
• Volunteers for the office, website, open board positions, team
leaders and in The Garden.
• Stamps.
• Gift cards for feed, hardware, office supplies, general stores and
gas stations (for the tractor).
• Chicken supplies, from feed to straw to egg cartons.
• Garden supplies and farm equipment.
• Specialized services, such as: electricians, engineers, small engine and farm equipment, maintenance mechanics and repair people, landscape architects, plumbers, etc.
For a complete list, please contact The Garden of Giving at 570402-1282, or email [email protected]
Happy Holidays and best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all!
“May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.”
Author Unknown
PFC Samuel A. Cameli, USMC
honor graduate for Platoon 1076,
Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training
Battalion, graduated Parris Island boot
camp October 17, 2014.
Sam is a 2014 PVHS graduate.
December 2014 • WEST END HAPPENINGS - 11
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm • Sunday 11am-3pm • Closed Mon
MORGHAN RAKE
COFFEE ROASTERS
AT THE EFFORT HOUSE
www.morghanrakecoffeeroasters.com
WE’VE MOVED!
We are now located on Route 115 in Effort
at the Effort House (across from Fisher’s Heating)
610-951-4400
All roasting done
on-site in our
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HOLIDAY
FLAVORS
Christmas Concert
The Pleasant Valley Choral Society
will present its annual Christmas concert “Sounds of the Season”
on Saturday, December 6th, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December
7th at 3:00 p.m., at the Pleasant Valley High School auditorium in
Brodheadsville. This year’s concert will feature traditional favorites, as well as lesser-known songs, both secular and sacred.
Also, PVCS is proud to announce they will be donating portions
of the ticket sales to a local charity focused on Veteran’s issues,
VALOR. To find out more about VALOR (Veterans Assisted Living Out Reach) visit http://www.valorclinic.org.
Suggested donation is $8.00 for adults while children under 12 are
free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information
call 570-402-2026 or email us at [email protected].
Attending the concert would be a great way for you, your family
and friends to begin your celebration of the Christmas season – as
well as to give to a wonderful charity supporting our Veterans!
Candy Cane
Egg Nog • Gingerbread
Lisa’s
Winter Wonderland
Great Gifts
for the
Coffee
Enthusiast!
GIFT
CERTIFICATES
AVAILABLE
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
ONE STOP
CHRISTMAS
SHOPPING!
Gift Baskets
Assorted Variety Local Honey
Holiday Boxed Teas • T-Shirts
Hot Cocoa • Gift Bags
. . . and more!
12- WEST END HAPPENINGS • December 2014
A portion of the tickets collected at the concert will be donated
to VALOR, an organization supporting our local veterans.
Holiday Donations Are Up and So Are Charity Scams
The holidays are known as “the giving season.” It is a time when the
amount of donations to charities and organizations increase. People are
often more soft-hearted about giving during the holidays than any other time of year. Donations range from clothing, money, maybe property.
While donating is a great way to give back, donors should use caution
when deciding to whom and what to donate. Charity scams are the highest
during this season. Criminals use this opportunity to set up money scams
and even fake charities, leaving donors clueless and resulting in lost profit
for a charity in need.
Here are five ways to avoid charity scams this holiday season:
• Research the charity- Be sure that it is a charity that you can trust or
a charity that is familiar to you. Consider asking friends and family for
suggestions, but still do your homework by calling or checking out the
website.
• Don’t give in to pressure to give on the spot, whether it is by phone, with
a credit card, or a runner coming to get the donation. The charity that needs
your gift today will welcome it tomorrow. Ask for a pledge card instead,
this will give you time to do your research.
• Never give out credit card information over the phone- If a solicitor
claims that the charity will support a local organization that you are familiar with, this is not a green light to give all of your information. Do not
give your credit card or any other banking information over the phone.
Call the charity in question directly to verify the claim. Phony charities
will use familiar names of charities that are located in the area code that
donors are calling from so that it appears that contributions are going to
support local causes.
• Make your contributions by check instead of cash. This is the most secure method of tracking your donations. Be sure to make your checks payable to the charity and not to an individual.
• Check the IRS and Better Business Bureau- Most states require charities
to register and file annual reports showing how they use donations. Ask
your state or local consumer protection agency how to get this information. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance also offers information about national charities. You can check www.give.org for more information.
Pocono Greyhound Adoption will be holding a Meet December 14 - Worldwide Candle Lighting
& Greet at Tractor Supply Co., on Rt. 209 in Brodheadsville, on
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites
Saturday, December 6, from 12 noon to 3 PM.
family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour
Please visit www.poconogreyhound.org, or phone 570-856-0377
to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and
to learn more about this event, or about adopting a greyhound.
grandchildren who have left us too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00
p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate
and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.
Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe,
the 18th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a vir“Put Your Feet in Good Hands”
tual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone.
TCF’s WWCL started in the United States in 1997 as a small inBK Plaz, Unit 1 • Route 209
Cheralyn Perkins, D.P.M.
Brodheadsville, PA 18322
David A. Scalzo, D.P.M.
ternet observance, but has since swelled in numbers as word has
Office hours by appointment: 570-992-5779
Kathleen Hope, D.P.M.
spread throughout the world of the remembrance.
Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands
Local Vietnam Veteran / Author will visit the Library! of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families
On Saturday, December 6th, at 1 pm, Michael P. Moynihan, Jr. gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will
will be visiting the library to discuss and read from his new combat never be forgotten.
memoir titled “Fighting Shadows in Vietnam.”
The Compassionate Friends and allied organizations are joined
Mr. Moynihan served as a radioman with the First Cavalry Diby
local bereavement groups, churches, funeral homes, hospitals,
vision in Vietnam in 1970. This program is open to all ages, but
hospices,
children’s gardens, schools, cemeteries, and community
please keep in mind that the subject matter will be mature.
centers.
Services
have ranged in size from just a few people to
For more information, please contact the library at 570-992-7934.
nearly a thousand.
Every year you are invited to post a message in the Remembrance
Book which will be available, during the event, at TCF’s national
website, www.compassionatefriends.org/ViewRemembranceEntry.aspx.
No minimum. Cash only. Paid in advance.
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A PV Soldier
PFC Mason Iovino
completed his 3 months
of Marine Corps Recruit
Training on Parris Island,
SC, and earned the title
United States Marine, on
October 17, 2014.
He is now stationed at
Camp LeJune, NC, completing his MOS schooling
for Combat Engineering.
Mason is the son of Jerry and Jennifer Iovino of
Saylorsburg. He is a Magnum Cum Laude graduate
of Pleasant Valley High
School, Class of 2014,
with 6 years in the National Honor Society.
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570-992-0133
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• Tires • Brakes • Exhausts
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• Motorcycle and Emission
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excludes bateries, tires and oil changes
Coupons may not be combined with other offers
or discounts. Expires 12-31-14.
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Coupons may not be combined with other offers
or discounts. Expires 12-31-14.
December 2014 • WEST END HAPPENINGS - 13
VA Implements 2nd Phase of Choice Card Program
Cards sent to Veterans waiting more than 30 days for care.
Significant improvements have resulted nationally:
Scheduling more than 1.2 million more appointments in the past
four months than in the same period last year. In total, VA medical
centers have scheduled over 19 million Veteran appointments from
June to October 1, 2014;
• Reducing the national new patient Primary Care wait time by 18
percent;
• Completing 98 percent of appointments within 30 days of the
Veterans’ preferred date, or the date determined to be medically
necessary by a physician;
• Authorizing 1.1 million non-VA care authorizations, a 47-percent
increase over the same period last year; and
• Increasing the amount of time providers could deliver care to
Veterans by increasing the amount of clinic hours in primary and
specialty care and through adding weekend and evening clinics at
our medical centers.
VA is America’s largest integrated health care system with over
1,700 sites of care, serving approximately 9 million Veterans enrolled in health care services. The Choice Program is part of the
Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA), enacted nearly three months ago, to enable VA to meet the
demand for Veterans’ health care in the short-term.
For more information about the Choice Program, call 1-866- 6068198 or visit www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that
it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date
or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an
appointment at a VA facility.
“VA continues to focus on implementation of this new temporary
benefit so that Veterans receive the timely quality care they need
in a way that reduces confusion and inefficiencies,” said Secretary
Robert A. McDonald, who penned an open letter to Veterans announcing the implementation of the Choice Card program.
The Choice Program is a new, temporary benefit that allows
some Veterans to receive health care in their communities rather
than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility.
The first round of cards along with a letter explaining the program
was issued on November 5 to Veterans who are eligible based on
their place of residence. VA is now engaging in the next phase of
its rollout –eligibility explanation letters are being sent to Veterans
waiting more than 30 days from their preferred date to be seen or
considered medically necessary by their physician.
To improve service delivery, VA has prioritized efforts to accelerate Veterans off of wait lists and into clinics through the Accelerated Care Initiative begun over the summer. Through this initiative, VA medical centers have increased access to care inside and
outside of VA, added more clinic hours and work days, deployed On Saturday, December 13th, Western Pocono Community Limobile medical units and shared their best practices from VA’s brary will be holding its annual Holiday Cookie Sale. Homemade
cookies will be on sale throughout the day, while supplies last.
high-performing facilities throughout the organization.
Please join us . . .
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Friday, December 12th • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
We invite you to share in our holiday cheer as you enter Mrs. Bush’s
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Health care costs are top of mind for most Americans these days.
By taking full advantage of your health insurance plan, you can
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Here’s how.
Read the fine print. Become familiar with your plan details, such
as deductibles, co-payments, what’s covered and what’s not.
Keep it in the family. Always use in-network providers. Going
out-of-network will cost more for co-pays as well as uncovered
medical expenses.
Go generic. Use generic medications when available. They’re
cheaper and usually just as effective. If you take a medication regularly, check if your plan has a mail-order program, which is more
convenient and may cost less.
Get appropriate care. Save the emergency room (ER) for true
emergencies. ER visits have higher co-pays, and non-emergent
care prevents staff from providing timely services to people who
truly need it. If you need care for a minor illness or injury in the
evening or on a weekend, an urgent care type of facility offers
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Accept help. Many plans offer free disease management programs
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road.
Quit smoking. Smokers often pay higher premiums, and people
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• ½ cup grapeseed oil • ½ cup agave nectar
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• ½ cup yacon syrup • 2 eggs
• 1 teaspoon lemon zest
In a large bowl, combine almond flour,
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soda. In a smaller bowl, mix together grapeseed
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Stir wet ingredients into dry. Chill dough in freezer
for 1-2 hours. Roll out dough between two pieces
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Kunkletown Pub at The Buckwha Inne
In December, as they do monthly on the second
Wednesday of the month, the ladies of the Western Pocono Women’s Club hold a cookie and juice social at Getz Personal Care
Home. The residents enjoy the refreshments, and one never can
Holiday
tell who will show up in a costume to bring a smile to their faces.
Gift Certificates
The club will hold their annual Christmas Party/ December Club
Available
Meeting on Dec. 9th at the Stroudsmoor Inn .The party signals the
end of club meetings until March 16, 2015. While the monthly
meetings may not be held, WPWC is a very active women’s serLunch & Dinner
vice club. They continue to clip coupons for the military, make
quilts for Quilts for Kids, go monthly to Getz Personal Care Home
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United Methodist Church on Merwinsburg Road in Effort. It is
for over 150 years.
open to all women 18 years and older. For more information about
GFWC Western Poc. Women’s Club spreading Holiday Cheer this service club, see the website: www.westernpoconowomensGFWC Western Pocono Women’s Club, along with local Girl club.org , email [email protected] or call 610-681-4967.
Scout Troop 50396, mailed over 500 handmade Christmas cards to Note: The GFWC Western Pocono Women’s Club entered their triangle
a naval base in Okinawa, Japan. The hand crafted cards were made garden, located across from the Chestnuthill Diner on Route 209, Chestfrom recycled Christmas cards, signed by both the women’s club nuthill Township in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Gardening
and Greening Contest. In October, we were notified that we were choand the Girl Scout troop, and wished the sailors a Merry Christmas. sen from over 350 entries as an award winner in the category of Public
The cards were sent along with about $15,000 worth of coupons Spaces. The PHS recognizes that neighborhoods are greatly enhanced by
to help out the service personnel and their families. WPWC clips greening and beautifying efforts, creating a sense of community through
and mails coupons monthly, and has sent over $160,000 worth of horticulture. The official awards ceremony will be held at the 2015 Penncoupons to Okinawa during 2014. These coupons are greatly ap- sylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show in March. As
preciated by the sailors and their families, judging by the thank you you ride by the garden on Route 209, be sure to observe the award winning
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The holidays are filled with parties. Unfortunately for our waistlines,
those parties mean lots of high-calorie, high-carbohydrate cookies, cakes
and treats. Yet you can avoid the dreaded “Holiday 5” and still enjoy some
of those yummy goodies. Here’s how:
Eat a protein snack before the party. Have a handful of nuts or a piece of
turkey topped with cheese. That satisfies your hunger so you don’t overindulge later.
Bring your own healthy dish. That way, you’re in control. Substitute
healthier, low-calorie ingredients in recipes. For example:
• Use low-fat or fat-free cheeses, milk, sour cream and mayo instead of
regular versions.
• Reduce sugar by one-third and add sweet spices or flavorings like cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla.
• Use real fruit instead of high-sugar candied or canned fruits.
Survey the buffet before filling your plate. Think protein and fiber first,
and head for snacks like veggies and dips or cheese and nuts. They’re
lower in carbs and healthier for you.
Stay away from the worst offenders. If your favorite fattening food is at
the far end of the table, strategically place yourself on the opposite end.
Avoid “liquid calories.” Holiday drinks like sugary punches and eggnog
can pack on pounds just like food. Go ahead and indulge in one serving –
5 ounces of wine (100 calories) or 4 ounces of eggnog (200 calories), for
example. Then opt for lower-carb or sugar-free beverages.
Give yourself a break. Losing weight probably isn’t realistic during the
holidays, but weight maintenance may be. If you typically gain 10 pounds,
try to maintain your weight or keep it within plus or minus 3 pounds.
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Instead of . . .
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West End Rotary Donates Stair Chair
to Ambulance Corps
A donation from the West End Rotary Club is helping the sick
and injured get out of tight places. To help it maneuver patients in
confined spaces, West End Community Ambulance is purchasing
stair chairs that help responders safely navigate homes that cannot
accommodate a stretcher.
“West End Community Ambulance responds to more than 3,000
calls a year,” said Honi Gruenberg, the club’s foundation chair.
“They have four Stair-PRO chairs but need two more so they will
have a chair for every ambulance.”
The Rotary donation of $2,976 will enable the EMS organization
to equip a fifth ambulance with that piece of equipment. Gruenberg
helped secure club funds and a grant from Rotary District 7410 to
purchase the chair.
The Stair-PRO chair uses bulldozer-type tracks to safely glide
over stairs. It can accommodate patients weighing up to 500 pounds
in narrow passageways, stairs or basements where a stretcher is unable to reach.
Patients aren’t the only ones who will benefit from the donation, said Mehmet Barzev of the ambulance organization. “The
Stair-PRO uses the conventional chair design with the addition of
bulldozer tracks to transfer the weight of the patient to the stairs,
rather than to the back of the rescuers moving the patient. This is
important to EMS personnel because the majority of EMS-related
injuries are due to lifting and moving patients. There are few times
a responder is more vulnerable than when traversing stairs.
Mehmet Barzev, center, representing West End Community Ambulance, accepts a
nearly $3,000 donation from West End Rotary Club President Kevin Noll, left, and the
club’s Foundation Chair Honi Gruenberg. The EMS organization used the money to
buy a stair chair to transport patients in confined quarters.
“When used properly,” he added, “this device can revolutionize
how EMS gets patients from their homes, with minimal risk to the
patient and to those moving the patient.”
West End Rotary is a service club that meets for breakfast most
Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. in the Western Pocono Community Library.
The public is invited to attend.
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We are making progress. In 1907, the same
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modern manufacturing, but do so at great peril deep underground.
Miners’ Day recognizes the hard and dangerous work undertaken
by miners and rewards their dedication.
In 2009, Congress proclaimed that each December 6 would be
recognized in remembrance of the 1907 Monongah coal mine disaster, which resulted in the deaths of 362 miners and became the
worst industrial accident in American history. The Proclamation
designates this date ‘in appreciation, honor and remembrance of
the accomplishments and sacrifices of the miners of our Nation;
and encourages the people of the United States to participated in
local and national activities celebrating and honoring the contributions of miners.’
American miners play a much larger role in our lives than most
people realize. They extract a variety of raw materials, such as
coal, copper, phosphate, silver, limestone, iron and zinc–ores that
are essential components in the products we use every day. Coal,
and the electricity generated by coal power, play prominent roles
in our homes, businesses and communities. Miners produce the
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Drivers Use Caution: Whitetails On Blacktop
With deer becoming increasingly active, and daylight saving time
putting more vehicles on the road during the hours when deer move
most, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising motorists to
slow down and stay alert.
The start of daylight saving time increases vehicular traffic between dusk and dawn – the peak hours for deer activity. Drivers
can reduce their chances of collisions with deer by staying alert
and better understanding deer behavior. Motorists are urged to pay
particular attention while driving on stretches marked with “Deer
Crossing” signs.
For example, deer often travel in family groups and walk single
file. So even if one deer successfully crosses the road in front of
a driver, it doesn’t mean the threat is over. Another could be right
behind it.
A driver who hits a deer with vehicle is not required to report the
accident to the Game Commission. If the deer dies, only Pennsylvania residents may claim the carcass. To do so, they must call the
Game Commission region office representing the county where the
accident occurred and an agency dispatcher will collect the information needed to provide a free permit number, which the caller
should write down.
A resident must call within 24 hours of taking possession of the
deer. A passing Pennsylvania motorist also may claim the deer, if
the person whose vehicle hit it doesn’t want it.
Antlers from bucks killed in vehicle collisions either must be
turned over to the Game Commission, or purchased for $10 per
point by the person who claims the deer. Also, removing antlers
from road-killed bucks is illegal.
If a deer is struck by a vehicle, but not killed, drivers are urged to
maintain their distance because some deer might recover and move
on. However, if a deer does not move on, or poses a public safety
risk, drivers are encouraged to report the incident to a Game Commission regional office or other local law enforcement agency. If
the deer must be put down, the Game Commission will direct the
proper person to do so.
To report a dead deer for removal from state roads, motorists can
call the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at 1-800-FIXROAD.
Tips for motorists:
• Don’t count on deer whistles or deer fences to deter deer from
crossing roads in front of you. Stay alert.
• Watch for the reflection of deer eyes and for deer silhouettes on
the shoulder of the road. If anything looks slightly suspicious, slow
down.
• Slow down in areas known to have a large deer population; where
deer-crossing signs are posted; places where deer commonly cross
roads; areas where roads divide agricultural fields from woods; and
whenever in forested areas between dusk and dawn.
• Deer do unpredictable things. Sometimes they stop in the middle
of the road when crossing. Sometimes they cross and quickly recross back from where they came. Sometimes they move toward an
approaching vehicle. Assume nothing. Slow down; blow your horn
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don’t try to go around it.
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Library Hours for Holiday and End of Year
On Wednesday, December 24th, Western Pocono Community
Library will be closing at 1 pm, and on Thursday, December 25th,
we will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Friday,
December 26th, the library will be opening regular hours (9 am to 5
pm), and celebrating Candy Cane Day. On Wednesday, December
31st, Western Pocono Community Library will be closing at 1 pm,
on Thursday, January 1st, the library will be closed in observance
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for regular hours (9 am to 5 pm).
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CELEBRATE RECOVERY at Cornerstone Community Church
Celebrate Recovery will be held every Friday evening, 6:30
p.m., at Cornerstone Community Church in Kresgeville. Celebrate Recovery is designed to help those who struggle with hurts,
habits and hang-ups of addictive behaviors by showing them the
loving power of Jesus Christ. This ministry celebrates God's healing power in our lives through a Christ-centered program of eight
biblical-based recovery principles that can free us from additive,
compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. Every Friday evening
includes food, group musical worship, testimonies, teaching, and
confidential "open share" small groups for people struggling with
specific issues.
FMI: [email protected] From Rt. 209:
turn north at the light onto Burger Hollow Rd., turn left onto Polk
Township Rd. Cornerstone Community Church is on the left next
to P.V. Elementary School.
Essential Supplies
Be prepared with a “survival kit” that should always remain in the
car. Replenish after use. Essential supplies include:
• Working flashlight and extra batteries
• Reflective triangles and brightly-colored cloth
• Compass
• First aid kit
• Exterior windshield cleaner
• Ice scraper and snow brush
• Wooden stick matches in a waterproof container
WINTERIZE YOUR CAR
• Scissors and string/cord
Driving in the winter means snow, sleet and ice that can lead to Be safe out there! Drive carefully and drive prepared
slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot tempers and unforeseen dangers. Take a moment to review these helpful tips to help
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• Checking the ignition, brakes, wiring, hoses and fan belts.
• Changing and adjusting the spark plugs.
• Checking the air, fuel and emission filters, and the PCV valve.
• Inspecting the distributor.
• Checking the battery.
• Checking the tires for air, sidewall wear and tread depth.
• Checking antifreeze levels and the freeze line.
Necessary Equipment
An emergency situation on the road can arise at any time, and you
must be prepared. In addition to making sure you have the tune-up,
a full tank of gas, and fresh anti-freeze, you should carry the following items in your trunk:
• Properly inflated spare tire, wheel wrench and tripod-type jack
• Shovel
• Jumper cables
• Tow and tire chains
• Bag of salt or cat litter (for getting un-stuck)
• Tool kit
• Non-perishable, high-energy foods like unsalted canned nuts,
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10 Easy New Year’s Eve Family Traditions
from Party411.com
Most Americans celebrate New Year’s by eating too much, drinking too much, making resolutions they don’t intend to keep, and
spending a lot of money to party at a fancy club or hotel. While it
may make for a fun night, this New Year’s schedule lacks the feel
of a real tradition and is really quite impossible if you have kids
in tow!
To create some memories before the ball drops, we found ten
fun New Year’s Traditions you can start right away with family
and friends. Being good to your neighbors, reminiscing over the
past year, and celebrating the new one are all traditions we can get
behind, so try one or two of these fun activities to do just that!
New Year’s Activity Countdown: Keep your family members (and
the kiddos!) entertained with an activity countdown on New Year’s
Eve! For every half hour increment leading up to midnight (begin when the party starts, around 7 or 8 pm), write out an activity
on a slip of paper. Store the slips in envelopes, wrapped boxes,
or inflated balloons with the time on them. Open the envelope/
box or pop the balloon when the time arrives and begin the activity! For kids, activities might include decorating cookies, eating
ice cream, or playing with (child-safe) sparklers. For adults, make
the activities more age appropriate. A champagne toast, setting off
fireworks, or playing charades would be a great way to keep the
party going!
Who’s First? New Year’s Tradition: After the ball drops, play a
fun game with family and friends! Fill a jar with slips of paper describing “firsts” of the New Year. Pull slips from the jar and read
them aloud. The first person to perform the task gets a point, and
after reading all the slips, whoever has the most points wins a prize.
Try some of these activities (some for kids and others for adults):
first to do a cartwheel, first to drink a shot, first to get a kiss, first to
pat their head and rub their stomach at the same time, first to hop
on one foot for 30 seconds, first person to whistle a tune, etc.
Fortune Tree: If you haven’t taken down the Christmas tree yet,
try this fun tradition. Fill small gift bags with dollar store items and
a related fortune, and hang the bags on your tree. Allow each person to pick a bag from the tree and read his or her fortune. They’ll
love the gift and the fun prediction that comes with it! You can find
free fortune cookie sayings on the web, and try using some of these
fun fortunes, too: Life will throw you a pleasant curve (baseball),
A secret admirer will send you a sign of affection (Hershey kisses),
You will break free from a sticky situation (Chinese finger trap),
You will make double what you earned this year (Double Mint
gum), etc.
“Good Things” Jar: Put a slip of paper describing something good
that has happened to you or your family for each day, starting on
New Year’s Day and ending the day before New Year’s Eve. So it
seems less daunting, make this a family responsibility with a different person adding a “good thing” for each day of the week. On
New Year’s Eve, read the slips out loud to not only reminisce but
to also have a good laugh! After reading all of the slips before the
ball drops, empty the jar and begin again the next day!
New Year’s Time Capsule: On New Year’s Eve, have the kids
decorate a shoebox and write letters to their future selves describing their resolutions for the upcoming year. Store the time capsule
in a dry place, and open it up the following New Year’s Eve. Everyone will be surprised by how much they’ve grown and changed
over the past year!
(cont. pg. 27)
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Christmas Bazaar St John’s Orthodox Church will be
having a Christmas Bazaar on December 6th, from 10am to 3pm.
There will be homemade nut and poppy seed rolls, along with
Christmas crafts. The kitchen will be open.
For more information, call the church at 570-669-6036. The
church is located at 9 West Railroad Street in Nesquehoning.
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(cont. from pg. 26, Traditions)
Family New Year’s Scrapbook: On New Year’s Eve, have each
family member make a scrapbook page to remember what has
happened over the past year. People may commemorate their big
job promotion, a new baby in the family, a school play in which
they were the lead, or a soccer tournament win. Over the years,
you’ll create a scrapbook to remember your family’s best experiences!
New Year’s Home Video: Every New Year’s Eve create a home
video where each family member answers the same questions
year after year. Then, watch the home videos from previous years
and see how the kids have grown and how the family has changed.
Try this list of questions to help you get started:
• I am most thankful for…
• This year I plan to…
• The funniest thing that happened this year was…
• The most embarrassing thing that happened to me this year was…
• I will always remember how…
• I want to thank _______________ for…
• I am lucky because…
• If I had three wishes, I would wish…
• It was a lot of fun when…
• Describe favorite food, color, school subject, sport, etc.
Something NEW!: Every New Year’s Eve, plan an outing with
family and friends to do something completely new! This may be
going to the NEW Italian restaurant that opened down the street
or going to see the NEW blockbuster that opened that weekend.
Whatever it is, this tradition gets everyone exploring and trying
something they may have never tried before (a good resolution,
by the way)!
Midnight Snack Survival Kits: After the ball drops, hand out
midnight snack survival kits to keep up the energy! Fill personalized New Year’s favor bags with a fortune cookie, miniature
candy bars, homemade cookies, and some hot cocoa. These energy boosters will keep family and friends going well into the wee
hours of the morning.
Cookie Delivery: Start off the New Year right by baking and decorating cookies with the family on New Year’s Eve. Make up a
plate for each neighbor, and after the ball drops, deliver them with
the kids around the neighborhood. The adage “treat your neighbor
as you would want to be treated” never tasted so good!
Enjoy creating new traditions with family and friends, and Happy New Year!
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St. Joseph Regional Academy Lottery Calendars
Lottery Calendars are being sold by the students of St. Joseph
Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe as a fund-raiser for their school.
Buy a 2015 calendar with a three digit number. Each day of the
year has a designated dollar amount. You have 365 chances to win
for only $20! If your number is drawn by the PA Daily Lottery
evening drawing, you win the prize for that day! A check will be
mailed to you. Prizes range from $25 to $500. If you win once, the
calendar pays for itself!
These calendars are a perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person
on your Christmas list. To purchase a calendar, ask a student you
know who attends St. Joe’s, stop in The Treasure Shop (44 Broadway, Jim Thorpe), or The Mauch Chunk Pharmacy (1204 North St,
Jim Thorpe), or call 570-325-8380. Thank you!
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To learn how to become a part of our family and to see all
that we have to offer your child, contact us at 570-992-3935,
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Jim Thorpe Toy Drive New and like-new clean, used toys
are being collected to be distributed to the needy of our area. It’s
that time of year when many toy boxes are being cleaned out to
make room for Santa. Please consider donating these toys to make
another child have a Merry Christmas!
Toys may be dropped off at The Treasure Shop, located at 44
Broadway, in Jim Thorpe. The deadline is December 7.
For information, please call 570-325-8380,
or visit www.PeggysTreasureShop.com.
Thank you!
The Latin American Motorcycle Association Pocono Chapter
awarded a $2,000.00 scholarship to one graduate from a Pocono
Area high school, Ms. Briana Ragonese. The scholarship award
was presented to Briana, with her family alongside her in August,
at Texas Road House on Route 611 in Stroudsuburg.
In addition to the presentation, Texas Roadhouse sponsored a
lunch buffet for this special event.
The LAMA Pocono Chapter has awarded a $2,000.00 scholarship for the last 3 years to a graduating high school senior from the
Pocono Area.
l-r: Donna-godmother;
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Briana-award recipient.
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Win a gift certificate! Family Promise has
teamed up with a few Jim Thorpe shops to assist the homeless children and their families in
Carbon County. They basically offer a helping
hand, not a permanent hand-out. During the holidays, many wonder what they can do for others, and here is your chance!
Simply drop off a toiletry item (soap, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, etc.) to be entered
into that store’s drawing. Your small donation,
put together with others’ donations, will add up
to something big.
Participating businesses: The Treasure Shop,
Gem Shop, Sellers Books, Naturally Yours, Pocono Biking, and Mulligan’s Toys all on Broadway in Jim Thorpe. Enter one or all! For more
info: www.JimThorpe.org.
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Beautiful Molly is Free to a Good Home
Molly is a beautiful and friendly female brindle Greyhound mix.
She spent some time in a Maryland prison where inmates help
to train and socialize abandoned dogs. She
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is fully vetted, spayed and weighs around
50 pounds. She would fit in well with any
family but preferably with older children
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Molly is being fostered in Saylorsburg by
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Pet Pictures with Safe Haven Santa Claws
Bring your pets and kids for adorable pictures with the Safe Haven Rescue Santa Claws on Saturday, December 6, from 10-2, at
Berger’s Agway, Route 209, in Brodheadsville.
The pictures will cost $10 for a framed, 4x6 print, and an email
copy, and make wonderful memories and Christmas gifts.
On Sunday, December 21, Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold dog
adoption days from 11-2 on at Tractor Supply, Route 209, in Brodheadsville.
Safe Haven will have many young dogs available for you to meet
and get to know. Safe Haven requires a pre-adoption application with references and a home visit prior to adoption.
We are a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End
of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and
overcrowded shelters, and find them loving homes. Shelter killing
is the number one cause of dog deaths, and Safe Haven has saved
over 600 lives so far.
Safe Haven Rescue needs Volunteers to help with Adoption
Days, fundraising, transporting dogs to vets and groomers, and
Fostering homeless dogs until they find their forever homes. If
you are an animal lover, we would love to meet you. Help us save
homeless dogs!
FMI/to find a list of dogs available for adoption and adoption
applications, please visit www.SafeHavenPa.org. Contact Safe
Haven at [email protected] Join Safe Haven Pa on Facebook.
Happy Birthday, Ed Arnold!
The Poconos . . .
love, Lisa & the WEH Crew
Drive-Thru Bethlehem
Drive-Thru Bethlehem at Faith United Methodist Church, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, December 13th. Bring the family to see
the REAL Christmas Story from the comfort of
your own vehicle. Experience people dressed in
biblical garb depicting scenes from the Angel’s
visit with Mary to the Nativity. End the drive
with hot chocolate and cookies.
A Tax Collector will receive your “taxes” of
non-perishable goods for the Christ Episcopal
Church Food Pantry located in Stroudsburg or
monetary gifts for the Pocono Alliance Heating
Program. Rain/snow date is Sunday, December
14th.
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A Summer Classic Celebrated in December . . . Sangria
101
If you’re looking to add a little Olé to your life, why not try
that fruity wine punch named for the Spanish word sangre, which
means blood. Yes, we’re talking about that deliciously crimson
drink everybody loves known as sangria.
This uncomplicated mix of red wine, spirits, simple syrup and a
ton of chopped, seasonal fruit has long been considered the perfect
summertime tipple, a refreshing concoction to be sipped whiling
away a hot afternoon or added as a pick-me-up to your patio party’s line-up of refreshing beverages.
It’s ironic then that National Sangria Day comes on December
20. But if you think about it, quaffing an alcoholic beverage filled
with fresh fruit is good any time of year.
There are practically as many recipes for sangria as there are
drinkers of the fruity punch. How this drink varies centers on the
type of fruit, the presence or lack of carbonation and the kind of
spirits added, if any at all.
While all fruits are worthy, the key is to use fruit that’s in season
in order to optimize flavor. So while citrus and berries are mainstays for sangria, also consider peach, pineapple, mango, melon
and apple. Try to let the fruit marinate in the wine a day ahead or at
least a few hours before serving.
Brandy is commonly used in sangria, but you can add a few shots
of your favorite liquor and a splash of orange juice or try a liqueur
such as Triple Sec.
If you’d like to add bubbles, consider soda water or a citrus-flavored soda pop. Some sangria lovers add honey or sugar as well.
While connoisseurs say it’s important to use a good quality red
wine such as Rioja to get the authentic Spanish flavor, many agree
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(cont. from left)
that you should choose something you like. Inexpensive wines are
perfect for this drink. Sangria can also be made with white wine
and is known as sangria blanca. In some parts of Southern Spain,
sangria is called zurra and is made with peaches or nectarines.
Sangria was introduced to the United States in 1964 during the
World’s Fair in New York, but it’s believed this wine punch has
been around in Europe in various incarnations for hundreds of
years.
The Brits favored something called Claret Cup Punch in the
1700s and 1800s, a similar libation to sangria made with Bordeaux
wine (which they called Claret), which is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot.
Centuries earlier in the Middle Ages a wine known as hippocras,
a mix of wine, fruit, sugar and cinnamon, was produced. The drink
was sometimes warmed. Apparently, the recipe for hippocras was
brought back to Europe from the Orient. The drink became extremely popular and was regarded as an aphrodisiac and as having
various medicinal properties.
It’s speculated that Europe’s heavy emphasis on wine came from
a widespread fear that water was unsafe for consumption. It was
thought alcohol would kill any bacteria so the thinking went that
the only safe liquid to drink was one with alcohol in it.
It’s thanks to the Romans that Spain became home to many good
wines. They planted vineyards as they swept through Spain in and
around 200 B.C. Red grapes grew very well in Spain and a busy
wine shipping trade began in which the country supplied much of
Rome’s drink.
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(cont. from left)
And all of the people who had hopes and dreams, and started new businesses in the area are also inspirational. They had an
idea, and acted on it. Some of the businesses might not have been
successful, but in my opinion the individuals were because they
stepped out of the box and tried something. Taking the initiative
and the risk to attempt something new is inspiring.
We don’t need to look at television, pop music stars, or the internet to find inspiration. We can find it in people that are doing
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A reader’s response to our “Who Inspires You?”
I am writing in response to the “Who Inspires You?” article. I
cannot name one single particular person that inspires me because
there are many individuals and groups of people that are great role
models. There are numerous people in our community that have
some amazing attributes from which the rest of us can learn.
The first names that come to mind are Joe and Nancy Trovato.
They are the most amazing couple that I know. They always have
their hearts and home open to anybody that needs help. Even when
they are going through difficulties of their own, I don’t think they
ever say “No” or “We are too busy”. They started Pleasant Valley
Community Outreach where they serve free meals every week to
anyone who is in need of food or fellowship. They frequently visit
nursing homes in the area to bring music and uplifting messages
to the residents. And Joe has been teaching karate, free of charge,
twice a week for about seven years – never asking for anything in
return. I could write pages and pages of the wonderful things the
two of them have done within our neighborhood. The world would
be a much better place if there were more Joe and Nancys.
The second role model that comes to mind is a group – my children. They remind me when I am being judgmental. They are passionate about their interests and believe in themselves. They are
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Holiday Gift Market
All are invited to a Holiday Gift Market at the new home of
the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos, located at
118 Knight Street, in Stroudsburg, on Sunday, December 7th, from
11:30 – 2:00. A wide assortment of gifts will be available for holiday giving at very reasonable prices: jewelry, items for the home,
holiday decorations, candles, plants, toiletries, art prints and more.
Please join us for our Service at 10:00 and stay for refreshments
and the Market. All proceeds will go towards ongoing renovations
of our new home. ALL ARE WELCOME. Visit our website at
www.uupoconos.org.
Breakfast With Santa
The Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Victory R.C. Church,
in Tannersville, is sponsoring a Breakfast With Santa on Sunday,
December 14, from 8:30am to 1:00pm.
Come and enjoy a freshly made breakfast including eggs, home
fries, omelets, pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, and beverage.
Have your kids picture taken with Santa. Adults $6.00, children
$4.00, and children under five are free.
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meeting. She spoke of the
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Center for Vision Loss does
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services are free and include
young children. Children as
young as six months are vision tested.
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West End Happenings and West End
Awards is a drop-off location for Toys
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be brought to West End Happenings and West End Awards,
Monday-Friday, 10am-5:30pm. For more information, please
see page 5.
Hey TOUCH OF HOME volunteers!
I just wanted to say thank you for sending
the care packages I just opened over here
in Afghanistan. You all have literally given
me a touch of home because I’m from Effort/
Stroudsburg, PA. I went to Pleasant Valley High School and was Class of 2012! It
means a lot to me to think that the people of
my hometown community are helping all of
us out here on deployment. I’m going to try
to send a picture later on of some of us over
here as soon as I can. We really appreciate
everything you do to support us. Feel free to
post this if you would like on your facebook
page. Thanks again!
Sincerely,
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Price of Food? Don’t Blame the Farmers
Does anyone remember just a couple short years past when we
were hearing so much about how the ethanol industry was causing a
shortage of food? Food prices were up because farmers would rather make fuel than feed the hungry of the world was often the cry.
Have you heard anything lately about the cost of food going
down? If the above logic is solid; we should.
When the alarm went up a couple years ago corn was trading at
roughly $6.00. Corn is now trading at roughly $3.40. Wouldn’t this
lower corn price make the cost of food go down?
Of course not. But then, some people disagreed with the highfood-cost argument in the first place.
The cost of food at the grocery store or your favorite restaurant
has very little to do with what price the farmer is receiving. As an
example, there is about 8 cents worth of wheat in a loaf of bread.
How much are you paying for bread? If the cost of wheat in my
bread doubled to 16 cents there would be no end to conversations
on how high bread prices were going. Really? Because of 8 additional cents to a farmer?
The cost of food is more closely related to the cost of labor to
transport, process, package, market and distribute than to the cost
of the raw product. The cost of food is more closely related to the
cost of energy to process, package and distribute throughout the
food system. Taxes, regulatory compliance, insurance, so on and so
on have every bit as much, if not more, to do with how much our
groceries cost than what farmers get for providing the raw products
in the first place.
Going back to the corn example we started with; 2012 was a
drought year in the major corn growing region of the U.S. This
caused a shortage of corn at a time when ethanol, China, and the
U.S. was increasing demand for corn, which raised the cost of corn
in the market.
At the same time of supposed high food prices, the U.S. actually
wasted over 45% of the food we grew. Food was wasted through
damage from handling between the farm and our table and improper storage and preparation. Most importantly, we wasted this food
when we threw it out because we were full or didn’t like the way it
looked. (cont. pg. 35)
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December In History - A Look Back
1865 A group of Confederate veterans convenes to form the secret
society the “Ku Klux Klan”
1901 Marconi sends first wireless transmission over 2000 miles
across the Atlantic Ocean from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to
Newfoundland, Canada
1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful man-powered airplane flight
1903 The first car number plate (A1) is issued in England
1905 1 in 10 are Illiterate in US
1913 First Cross Word Puzzle Published IN New York World
1916 Rasputin Murdered In Russia
1917 Father Edward Flanagan founds Boys Town
1922 Irish Free State is created
1925 first Motel opens the Milestone Mo-Tel of San Luis Obispo,
California
1931 Ford produces the last Ford Model A
1932 Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City
1933 Prohibition comes to an end
1936 King Edward VIII Abdicates to marry American divorcee
Wallis Warfield Simpson
1939 New York’s LaGuardia Airport Opens
1939 Gone With The Wind Premiers
1941 Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
1941 US Enters World War II
1944 Glenn Miller Killed In Plane Crash
1945 US Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance
to the Flag
1946 UNICEF Established
1947 NASCAR is formed
1947 Bell Labs demonstrates the worlds first Transistor Radio.
1947 A severe snowstorm covers the Northeastern part of the United States, burying New York City under 25.8 inches of snow in 16
hours
1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights By United Nations
1949 Indonesia gains it’s independence from the Netherlands after
400 years
1950 James Dean, who is still unknown at that time, appears in a
Pepsi commercial
1952 The young Queen Elizabeth gives her first Christmas broadcast on BBC radio from the study at Sandringham House
1952 The first Corvette, a production-ready prototype, is completed
1954 first Burger King (Insta Burger King) is opened in Miami,
Florida
1955 Rosa Parks sets off a bus boycott in Montgomery, Georgia
1958 First US Commercial Jet Flight
1962 Mariner 2 space probe becomes the first spacecraft to fly by
Venus
1963 Berlin Wall Opened For 1 Day Passes
1963 Studebaker Production Ends
1964 800 students arrested at University of California at Berkeley
1966 Dr. Seuss’ book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is made
into an animated television special and shown for first time on CBS
1967 Worlds First Heart Transplant South Africa
1968 Apollo 8 orbits the Moon, becoming the first manned space
mission to achieve the feat (cont. pg. 35)
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(cont. from pg. 33)
Two years following the 2012 drought in the Midwest, U.S. farmers are right now in the midst of what is expected to be a historical
record corn harvest. The corn prices farmers are experiencing today
are at such a low level, we did not even consider them possible not
very long ago. Watch the cost of food!
The bottom line centers on the abundance of food in the U.S. food
system, and the relatively low price we pay for whatever our food
choices might be. Of course, some of us have the ability to pay and
some of us do not. Just try to remember that on average the food
we eat is the least expensive and safest of any country in the world.
Submitted by Penn State Extension – Lehigh County.
(cont. from pg. 34, History)
1969 The U.S. government holds its first draft lottery since World
War II (Vietnam War)
1969 The Boeing 747 (Often Known as Jumbo Jet) Gains FAA Airworthiness Certificate
1972 Last Men To Walk On The Moon
1980 Former Beatle John Lennon was shot dead in New York
1986 Canaries made redundant from British Coal Mines and replaced by modern carbon monoxide detectors
1987 The Simpsons Debuts as a half-hour prime time show
1990 Channel Tunnel links UK to Europe
1993 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Signed
into Law
1997 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan (Kyoto Protocol)
1998 International Space Station Assembly Begins
1999 Mapping of Human Chromosome 22 Released Into The Public Domain
1999 The world prepares to have a global party with fireworks and
special events around the world to welcome in the third millennium
2003 Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces at a farmhouse in
Adwar
2004 A tsunami caused by an earthquake under the Indian Ocean
leaves 216,000 dead in 13 countries
2006 Saddam Hussein put to death in northern Baghdad for crimes
against humanity
2007 Rupert Murdoch buys Dow Jones & Co., which includes The
Wall Street Journal
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continue to validate their compliance during regularly scheduled
triennial licensure inspections. Their service will be recognized at
the Level IV Master rating. Compliance includes Federal EMSC
equipment list standards; ChildLine background clearance for all
team members; four hours of pediatric-specific continuing education (annually) by all team members; and by participation in community outreach initiatives which demonstrate benefits to children
for safety and injury prevention. A certificate of recognition was
recently received along with program decals for all West End’s
vehicles. “We applaud the efforts extended by your organization to
deliver the best possible pediatric emergency care!” said Thomas
Winkler, EMS for Children Project Manager. WECAA is the only
agency in Monroe County currently recognized at this level.
West End Community Ambulance Association has provided quality emergency medical services since 1955. Our company was founded by emergency service professionals who believe that quality emergency medical
service is critical to the communities they serve. Safety is a number one
priority at home and in the workplace, and our providers are equipped
with the means to effectively deal with a multitude of emergency situations. Training will always be a number one priority. While exercising our
core values “Pride, Professionalism and Compassion” we are dedicated
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West End Ambulance Receives Awards
In November, representatives from the Eastern Pennsylvania
Emergency Medical Services Council (EMS) formally recognized
West End Community Ambulance Association (WECAA) as the
first EMS agency in Monroe County to achieve the Council’s
“Gold Standard of Excellence”.
The program is strictly voluntary and was developed by volunteer committees within the Regional Council to recognize EMS
agencies who go ‘above and beyond’ what is already required for
the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS Licensure
Program. The recognition is valid for three years and consisted of
a formal application with supporting documentation to validate the
process. An on-site inspection was then conducted which focused
on areas of clinical practice, community outreach, safety, education, performance improvement, administration and emergency
preparedness. In addition to West End, five other EMS agencies
within the Region have submitted applications for the “Gold Standard of Excellence Recognition”. “West End Community Ambulance Association is proud to receive this recognition. We have
made a great investment in our service and we commit to providing
the best possible care to our patients“, said Mehmet Barzev, operations manager for West End. They will be proudly displaying the
Gold Standard of Excellence decals on their vehicles, reflecting on
the organizations high level of commitment to exemplary performance, customer service and compliance by the agency.
West End Community Ambulance Association was also recently recognized in October by the Pennsylvania Emergency Health
Services Council for receiving the Pennsylvania EMS Children
Voluntary Recognition Program. The Regional EMS Council will
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~Lower your stress level:
~Decide how much you can afford to spend and stick to it. No
money? Give a gift of your time, reading a book, teaching a skill,
playing a game uninterrupted.
~Attend only the events that you can fit in without getting worn
down or exhausted. Make sure to get enough rest.
~Try to get some sunlight each day or turn on a couple of bright
lights. Dreary days contribute to seasonal depression.
~Take time to enjoy the sights, smells and traditions that you love.
~If you are alone, invite a friend to watch a special on TV while
sharing a bowl of popcorn or some freshly baked cookies (the cut
and bake rolls are easy and taste good too.)
~Enjoy the holiday goodies, but beware of food-related illness.
~If you have food allergies, ask about ingredients before trying
new foods.
~Chew food carefully. Choking is more likely to occur when people are laughing or talking while eating.
~Refrigerate left-over food immediately. Food left sitting out can
become spoiled and cause serious illness. If bringing home goodies
from a family dinner, bring a small insulated bag to keep it fresh
for the road.
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Eat Bread to Raise Dough Please join the Pleasant Valley
High School girls’ soccer team on Thursday, December 11, from
4pm to 8pm, at Panera Bread, located at 900 Shoppes at Stroud,
in Stroudsburg. Panera Bread will donate a percentage of its sales
during the event to Pleasant Valley High School girls’ soccer. You
will need a flyer to get the donation applied. Please contact a PV
Girls soccer player or parent for more information.
Sports & Recreation
4th and 5th Graders Ski For Free . . .
and Other Ski Deals!
The Carbon Model Railroad Society Open House:
529 Ore Street in Bowmanstown, on Thursdays, December 4, 11,
& 18, from 7:00-9:00 P.M. Will also be open on Saturdays and
Sundays, November 29 & 30, December 6 & 7, 13 & 14, and on
January 3 & 4, 2015, from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M.
The main “HO” scale display is in various stages of completion,
and is an excellent learning tool. The clubs portable “HO” and “N”
displays will also be in operation, and there will be a Model Railroad – Yard Sale.
Admission is free; donations are welcome. For more information,
call Garry at 610-826-6636.
38 - WEST END HAPPENINGS • December 2014
By now all of the Pocono ski resorts have taken advantage of the
cold weather and have opened their slopes to early season skiing
and snowboarding. Unfortunately, those sports are still relatively
expensive to enjoy, so any way to save money on lift tickets, equipment, or lessons is helpful.
Mindful of that, skipa.com has announced several deals that can
help. They include special deals that actually allow your 4th or 5th
grader to ski for free!
Also available is a $5 off coupon for a midweek lift ticket and a
special deal for a first-time beginner’s package that includes lifts,
lesson, and rental.
You can find out details about all these deals and more at www.
skipa.com. You can also view a list of area mountains, compare
their costs, and be informed about any special deals that a particular mountain is offering. Coupons can be downloaded and printed
directly from your computer. Check the website and save money
while you and your family slide down your favorite mountain!
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PV Grad named PSAC Player of the Week
Bloomsburg University field
hockey player Felicia Domenici was named the PSAC Field
Hockey Athlete of the Week for
the period ending November 8.
Domenici, a Pleasant Valley
graduate, helped the Huskies
to a 2-0 week by scoring four
goals. In a 2-0 win over IUP,
she scored the game-clinching
goal. Then, in the senior’s final collegiate game, Domenici
scored three goals in 6-2 win
over PSAC playoff team Mercyhurst, on Senior Day. That
week, she scored on four of her
six shots-on-goal.
On the season, Domenici scored a team-high 10 goals and assisted on two others , for a team-high 22 points. Well done, Felicia!
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itude to the Pennsylvania State Police, and to all involved with the recent events that took place in the PoOld Time Christmas
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will present its 24th annual conos. Our hearts go out to all the families that were
Old Time Christmas on December 6, 7, 13 and 14, with continuous affected. ~ West End Happenings
tours beginning every 15 minutes starting at 3:00 p.m., with the last
tour going out at 7:00 p.m.
More than any other holiday, Christmas celebrations center on
the traditions of our families and our heritage. Begin a new tradition with your family this year with a visit to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, where the Christmas customs of the past are
brought to life. From the softly glowing lantern lit tour of the 19th
century farm to complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, Old
Time Christmas is sure to become a favorite holiday tradition for
many years to come.
Old Time Christmas is held annually the first two full weekends
of December. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages
3-12, with those under three admitted free. You will be outside part
of the time so remember to dress warmly. Each day group tours for
groups of 12 or more are available from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.
by reservation only, perfect for scout troops, church groups and
large families that want to go on tour together. A group discount
is available.
For more information, contact Quiet Valley at 570-992-6161,
[email protected], or consult the web site at www.quietvalley.
org. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a 501(c) 3 non-profit
educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and presentation of 19th century agricultural history. All monies raised help
support the mission of our farm museum and its educational programming. Quiet Valley is located 3 ½ miles south of Stroudsburg,
Pa. off of Business Route 209.
We invite all media outlets to visit Quiet Valley. If your organization is interested in following up on this release please contact
Director of Marketing, Deborah DiPasquale, at 570-992-6161, or
[email protected]
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Dance ’til Dawn
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December at Kettle Creek
• December 4 - Home School Program. What is a Conservation
District? - From 2 - 4 p.m. our Environmental Education staff is
offering a hands-on environmental education experience for any
interested home school students. Activities will include classroom
instruction and hands-on outdoor learning opportunities for all
ages with participants divided into three age groups: Kindergarten
through 2nd grade (parent accompaniment required), 3rd through
6th grade, and 7th through 12th grade. Cost: $6/non-members,
$3/EE Center members. Pre-registration and payment are required
and limited by the Monday preceding the program date. Refunds
given only if notification is made at least three days prior to the
program date. For more information and to pre-register, please call
570-629-3061.
• December 6 - Holiday for the Birds - Come help environmental
educator Darryl Speicher make edible decorations for the birds.
Participants will help decorate the bushes with their creations as
well as make a few to take home with them. This 1-hour program
begins at 10 a.m. Cost: $8/non-members, $5/EE Center members
and children under 12.
• December 6 - Art Opening: 4-H Photography Club - “Our Natural
World” - please see page 12 for more information. These images
portray how the youth see the natural world around us. The 4-H
Photography Club’s youth, ranging from ages 8 to 19, learn how to
develop their photography skills through a variety of opportunities
and experiences. Opening Reception: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
• December 13 - Pocono Wildlife - Join Environmental Educator
Karen N. Boyle for this program to learn about the diversity of
wildlife that share the Poconos with us. This 1-hour program beginning at 10 a.m. will focus on a variety of animal species as well
as their unique characteristics. Cost: $5/non-members, $3/children
under 12. EE Center members free.
• December 14 - Christmas Bird Count - Birdwatchers of all skill
levels wanted. For more information, contact Brian Hardiman at
[email protected] or 570-629-3061.
• December 20 - Building Closed
• December 24 - Building Closes at 12 Noon
• December 25 - Holiday - Building Closed
• December 26 - Building Open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
• December 27 - Building Closed
• December 29 & 30 - Winter Fun Days - Join environmental educators at the EE Center for fun winter activities. More information
to come in the Winter Newsletter. (cont. right)
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• December 31 - Building Closes at 12 Noon
• January 1 - Holiday - Building Closed
• January 2 - Building Re-opens for regular hours.
Sports & Recreation
Kettle Creek Home School Program
Our Environmental Education staff will offer a hands-on environmental education experience for any interested home school students. Activities will include classroom instruction and hands-on
outdoor learning opportunities for all ages with participants divided into three age groups: Kindergarten through 2nd grade (parent
accompaniment required), 3rd through 6th grade, and 7th through
12th grade. Each month a different topic will be addressed. All
classes will be led by an Environmental Educator, and be held from
2-4pm. Cost is $6/non-members; $3/EE Center members. Pre-registration and payment are required and limited by the Monday
preceding the program date. Refunds given only if notification is
given at least three days prior to the program date.
• What is a Conservation District? December 4, 2pm-4pm: The
Monroe County Conservation District, established in 1947, has
been around for a long time. Come learn about what a Conservation District is and does.
To pre-register for the program, please call the E. E. Center at
570-629-3061, Monday through Friday, from 8am-4:30pm, and
most Saturdays, from 9am-1pm.
For more information on other programs we offer, visit our website at mcconservation.org.
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Sports & Recreation
Salem UCC December Events
~Salem UCC Preschool offers Mommy and Me classes, open to
children ages 18 months to 4 years old, on Thursdays, from 12:30
-2:00pm. We will be making lots of fun crafts and sweet treats for
the holidays. Please call or text Anne at 570-269-7917 for the next
available class. Each class is $5 per child.
~Boy Scout Troop 101 is hosting a Pancake Breakfast at the church
on December 20th. Children and Senior Citizens are $3, adults are
$5. Breakfast includes coffee, juice, sausage, and pancakes. Please
come out and support the local Boy Scouts!
~Salem UCC preschool is up and running. We are opening a new
class in January 2015. The program for three year olds will be on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-12:00. If you are interested
in getting more information, please call or text Anne at 570-2697917.
~Hall Rentals - Salem UCC’s social hall is available to members of
the community who wish to rent the space for parties, club meetings, or events. Please contact the church office, Monday-Friday,
from 9-1 pm, for more information. Feel free to leave a message
after office hours at 610-681-4733, and we will get back to you.
~Worship - We welcome all to come out and join us for our
10:30am service and fellowship each Sunday!
~Christmas Eve Service - Salem UCC will be holding their Christmas Eve Service at 8pm this year. All are welcome!! Salem UCC
is located in Gilbert on Gilbert Road.
5 Tips to Ensure Happier Holidays For Seniors
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Help your older family
member enjoy the holidays even more with these 5 Holiday Senior
Living Tips we’ve put together:
Stroll down memory lane. Holidays provoke memories, which
can be especially powerful in the later years of life. Use picture
albums, family videos, music, even theme songs from old radio or
TV programs. This will help to stimulate memories and encourage
older seniors to share their stories and experiences.
Plan ahead. If older family members tire easily or are vulnerable
to over-stimulation, limit the number of activities they are involved
in or the length of time they are included. The noise and confusion
of a large family gathering can lead to irritability or exhaustion, so
schedule time for a nap, if necessary, and consider designating a
“quiet room” where an older person can take a break.
Keep expenses to a minimum. Many seniors are on fixed incomes, so keeping costs low can help ease any financial stress associated with the holidays. Travel, gifts and food can all start to
take their toll on the checkbook, so make sure to create a realistic
budget and stick to it.
Create new memories. In addition to memories, seniors need new
things to anticipate. Add something new to the holiday celebration,
or volunteer for your family to help others. Enjoy activities that
are free, such as taking a drive to look at holiday decorations, or
window-shopping at the mall or along a festive downtown street.
Be inclusive. Involve everyone in holiday meal preparation. Give
each person in your family a job by breaking down tasks to include
the youngest and oldest family members.
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Sports & Recreation
PV Boys’ Varsity Basketball Home Game Schedule
Saturday12/06/14 Nazareth7:00PM
Friday
12/12/14 ACC
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Saturday
12/13/14 Del Val 7:00PM
Tuesday
12/16/14 Parkland 7:00PM
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Tuesday
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Friday
01/16/15 ES North 7:00PM
Saturday
01/17/15 Blue Mountain 2:00PM
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01/27/15 ES South* 7:00PM
Friday
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GAMES AT THE LIBRARY!
Did you know that Western Pocono Community Library has several board games and fun interactive games for the entire family?
*Senior Night (changed) **Pink-Out Game
We have the classics, like Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Life, and
Monopoly, along with several newer games like Crossways, Mat- Come out for 1/2 time fun and 50/50’s! Join us at our Community Breakfast at
ter, Yu-Gi-Oh and many more. Our games cannot be checked out Kinsley’s on January 24, from 9am - 1pm. Bring your friends and support our PBV
of the library, but can be used within the library for some family Boys’ Basketball teams!
fun! Why not stop by the library with your family, choose a game
and settle in for some nice family time? For more information,
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Sports & Recreation
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St. John’s to host Free Concert
featuring Fortepianist Sylvia Berry
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Stroudsburg is
pleased to announce it will be hosting Fortepianist Sylvia Berry
for a free performance on Saturday, December 6th at the church’s
Nine North 9th Street location in downtown Stroudsburg at 7 PM.
Ms. Berry, a native of Philadelphia, has performed as a soloist and
chamber musician in the US, Canada, The Netherlands, the UK,
and Italy. Her debut CD, a recording of Haydn’s “London Sonatas” (Acis) recorded on an 1806 Broadwood, was hailed by Early
Music America as “A wonderful debut that augurs more wonders
to come.”
The evening’s program will include the music of Haydn, Beethoven, Dussek and Clementi, performed on an 1806 Broadwood
& Son fortepiano, restored by Dale Munschy, 2011. The term
“fortepiano” refers to any piano (or replica thereof) built before the
1850’s. They are generally smaller and do not have full cast iron
frames as modern pianos do, creating a warmer and more intimate
sound. One of the most famous piano builders of this day, John
Broadwood was a personal friend of Haydn’s and also presented
Beethoven one of his instruments as a gift. The 1806 Broadwood
used in this concert is very similar to the ones Haydn played in
London.
In addition to the performance by Ms. Berry, the evening will also
feature a Q&A session with Ms. Berry and her husband, historical keyboard restoration expert, Mr. Dale Munschy. Furthermore,
the audience will be treated to a four-handed piece performed by
this incredibly talented husband and wife duo. The evening will
conclude at approximately 9 PM following a brief reception in the
church’s Fellowship Hall.
As a proud member of the Pocono Arts Council, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting this free performance as part
of its ministry and outreach in Stroudsburg and surrounding communities. Free-will offerings in support of local food pantries will
be graciously accepted. For further information on the program,
please call Ron Larsen at 570-242-5023, the church office at 570421-8520, email [email protected] or look for us on Facebook!
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St. Joseph Catholic Church, North 6th Street in Jim Thorpe, will
be having Christkindlmarkt!! Do some Christmas shopping while
enjoying the great food, bake sale, Tricky Tray auction, a tour of
our beautiful Church, and the Christmas Yard Sale!
For more information, please call 570-325-3731. This is a fundraiser for St. Joseph Church. Come and join in the fun!
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Attract Winter Birds to Your Yard
birdwatchersdigest.com
Winter: ’tis the season for feeding birds all across North America,
especially in those regions where it gets cold and snowy. If you are
just getting started in bird feeding, the first thing you need to determine is that you are feeding the right foods. If you are not giving
the birds what they want, you might not have many birds.
The following 10 foods are extremely popular with backyard
birds all across North America.
10. Black-oil sunflower seed. This seed is the hamburger of the
bird world. Almost any bird that will visit a bird feeder will eat
black-oil sunflower. Birds that can’t crack the seeds themselves
will scour the ground under the feeders, picking up bits and pieces.
Bird feeding in North America took a major leap forward when
black-oil sunflower became widely available in the early 1980s.
Why do birds prefer it? The outer shell of a black-oil sunflower seed is thinner and easier to crack. The kernel inside the shell
is larger than the kernel inside a white-or gray-striped sunflower
seed, so birds get more food per seed from black-oil. This last fact
also makes black-oil a better value for you, the seed buyer. Striped
sunflower is still fine (evening grosbeaks may even prefer it slightly), but black-oil is better.
9. Peanuts. Peanuts—de-shelled, dry-roasted, and unsalted—are a
fairly recent trend in bird feeding in North America. Peanut manufacturers and processors have now identified the bird-feeding
market as a good place to get rid of the peanuts that are broken
or otherwise unfit for human consumption. Several major feeder
manufacturers now produce sturdy, efficient tube-shaped peanut
feeders. Woodpeckers, jays, nuthatches, chickadees, and titmice
will readily visit a feeder for this high-protein, high-energy food.
Even cardinals and finches will eat peanuts. (cont. pg. 45)
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8. Suet. Most humans don’t want a lot of fat in their diet, but for
birds in winter, fat is an excellent source of energy. Ask at your
grocery store butcher counter if you don’t see packages of suet on
display. No suet feeder? No problem—just use an old mesh onion
bag. If you want to get fancy with your suet, you can render it. That
is, melt it down to liquid, remove the unmeltable bits, and then
allow it to harden; this is best accomplished in a microwave oven.
Rendered suet lasts longer in hot weather, and while it’s melted,
you can add other ingredients to it (see “bird treats,” #1, below).
7. Good mixed seed. Is there such a thing as BAD mixed seed? You
bet! Bad mixed seed has lots of filler in it—junk seeds that most
birds won’t eat. Bad mixed seed can include dyed seed meant for
pet birds, wheat, and some forms of red milo that only birds in the
Desert Southwest seem to eat. Good mixed seed has a large amount
of sunflower seed, cracked corn, white proso millet, and perhaps
some peanut hearts. The really cheap bags of mixed seed sold at
grocery stores can contain the least useful seeds. Smart feeder operators buy mixed seed from a specialty bird store or a hardware/
feed store operation. You can even buy the ingredients separately
and create your own specialty mix.
6. Nyjer/thistle seed. Although it can be expensive, Nyjer, or thistle, seed is eagerly consumed by all the small finches - goldfinches,
house, purple, and Cassin’s finches, pine siskins, and redpolls. You
need to feed thistle in a thistle feeder of some kind—the two most
commonly used types of thistle feeder are a tube feeder with small
thistle-seed-sized holes, and a thistle sock. A thistle sock is a sockshaped, fine-mesh, synthetic bag that is filled with thistle seed.
Small finches can cling to this bag and pull seeds out through the
bag’s mesh. Two potential problems with thistle: it can go rancid
or moldy quickly in wet weather and uneaten seeds can germinate
in your yard, creating a patch of thistle (Guizotia abyssinica) plants
that you may not want. Fortunately, this problem does not seem to
be widespread. All thistle seed is imported to North America, and it
is all supposed to be sterilized prior to entry into the United States
and Canada.
5. Safflower. This white, thin-shelled, conical seed is eaten by
many birds and has the reputation for being the favorite food of the
northern cardinal. Some feeder operators claim that safflower seed
is not as readily eaten by squirrels and blackbirds (caveat: your
results may vary). Feed safflower in any feeder that can accommodate sunflower seed. Avoid feeding safflower on the ground in wet
weather; it can quickly become soggy and inedible. You can buy
safflower in bulk at seed and feed stores. (cont. right)
4. Cracked corn. Sparrows, blackbirds, jays, doves,
quail, and squirrels are just a few of the creatures you can expect
at your feeders if you feed cracked corn. Depending on where you
live you may also get turkeys, deer, elk, moose, and caribou. Fed
in moderation, cracked corn will attract almost any feeder species.
Some feeder operators only use this food to lure the squirrels away
from the bird feeders. Squirrels love corn—cracked or otherwise—
best of all. Whole corn that is still on the cob is not a good bird
food; the kernels are too big and hard for most small birds to digest.
Cracked corn is broken up into smaller, more manageable bits.
3. Mealworms. Most feeder birds, except goldfinches, will eat
mealworms if you offer them. Mealworms are available in bait
stores, or by mail order. Don’t worry, they aren’t slimy and gross.
In fact, they aren’t even worms; they are larval stage of a beetle
(Tenebrio molitor), if that makes you feel better.
2. Fruit. Humans are supposed to eat at least three servings of fruit
every day. Fruit is also an important dietary element for birds, but
it can be hard to find in many areas in midwinter. Set out grapes,
slices of citrus fruits, apple or banana slices, and even melon rinds,
and watch your birds chow down. If you want to feed raisins, chop
them up and soak them in warm water first to soften them up a bit.
Offering fruit to tanagers and orioles is a traditional spring and
summer feeding strategy, but winter feeder birds will eat fruit, too.
1. Homemade bird treats. You can come up with your own recipes
for winter bird treats. Smear peanut butter on a tree trunk, and poke
some peanut bits into it. Melt suet in your microwave, and pour it
into an ice-cube tray to harden. Before it solidifies, add peanut bits,
raisins, apple bits, or other bird foods. Put the tray in your freezer to harden. Once it does, you’ve got cubed bird treats—easy to
make and easy to use!
(cont. from left)
For many of the above items, visit Berger’s Ageway. See pg. 24-25.
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