A Family Guide to Jim Thorpe: Gateway to the Poconos

Written by Susan Gallagher It’s a parental rite of passage: plan what you hope will be an exciting family trip, stow the luggage and pack up the kids. Then it’s time to sit back and relax as an endless stream of complaints issue forth from the back seat. “I’m BORED!”“Are we there yet?”“I gotta go to…

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Black Bear Country

By: Susan Gallagher, Chief Naturalist, Carbon County Environmental Center Imagine a big stomach. No, a BIG stomach. A little bigger… little bigger… okay, good. Now give it a huge snout, capable of sniffing out up to 20,000 calories a day. Add four legs because, hey, all that food isn’t going to come to it. Drape…

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Boulder Field, Hickory Run State Park – The Rocks That Rolled

Written by Susan Gallagher, Chief Naturalist at Carbon County Environmental Education Center Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Hickory Run State Park, Boulder Field, Carbon County’s hundreds of millions of years old geological oddity, is a bit off the beaten path. Though it can be reached on foot via Hickory Run State Park’s vast…

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Pocono Weddings

DESIGNS BY SUSAN BERNADETTE     As a child, nature, family, travels, and her Italian and Catholic heritage profoundly influenced Susan. She was destined to find the extraordinary in her surroundings and to express the universal feelings that those surroundings inspired through her life as “art in motion”. The great outdoors, architecture, and the changes of seasons…

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Downtown Stroudsburg Shopping

Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitter started as a one man shop on N. 6th St. in Stroudsburg, PA, February 18, 1972. Jere Dunkelberger offered the local & not so local anglers and hunters the necessities they needed. Many years later Dunkelberger’s set up shop in a beautifully restored,6000 square foot building on Main St. in downtown Stroudsburg.…

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East Stroudsburg University

ESU boasts two distinguished art galleries in addition to its 59 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate degree programs. Madelon Powers Art Gallery features exhibitions by professional and student artists that are open to the public at no cost. e Sterling Strauser Gallery, temporarily located in ESU’s Innovation Center, features works of the late, acclaimed, self-taught…

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Pocono Real Estate

Commonwealth Real Estate Your Way, LLC is a full service real estate  firm with offices in the Poconos and Lehigh Valley. It is the mission of Commonwealth Real Estate Your Way, LLC, to be an innovator in the real estate market by applying the Platinum Rule (of treating clients as they wish to be treated)…

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Top 10 Reasons to Stay (and Play!) in the Poconos

  10. Haven of History History buffs will have a ball hopping from museum to museum throughout the northeast Pennsylvania area. You can start at the Packer mansions in Jim Thorpe, at the southernmost end of the Poconos, and not stop until you’ve experienced life on a 19th century Pennsylvania German farmstead at Quiet Valley…

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Horse Around The Poconos

I am not an experienced horseback rider. Besides a childhood fascination with horse and pony rides at carnivals, the only real horseback experience I had was on my honeymoon on the beach in Aruba. That was ten years ago. Pair that lack of horseback riding experience with my aversion to heights and general “better safe…

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Women’s Resources of Monroe County

Women’s Resources of Monroe County – Women, children and men have trusted our expertise and sought out our services when in need of crisis emergency sheltering, 24 hour hotline support, counseling, legal or medical advocacy. Vital members of community businesses, faith communities, schools, university settings and human service professionals seek our qualified personnel for prevention,…

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