Hats Off!

by LA Guzda and John Kerkowski Memorial Day kicks off summer fun! Cookouts, campfires, fireworks – time for play with family and friends. It’s also a time when we see firefighters on the road, hats off or a bucket for…

Growing Through Grief

My friend, Aimee Skier of AMSkier Insurance, first introduced me to Experience Camps. I have since met several people who have shared in this wonderful program either as staff or a participant. Experience Camps help children cope with loss. We…

Lackawaxen

Lackawaxen, the Leni Lenape word for Where Two Rivers Meet. Nestled in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, this secret gem boasts the world’s most southern glacial lakes and communities like Rowland – Little Norway, Bohemia, Fawn Lake and Greeley. Greeley…

Health as a Lifestyle

There are several great gyms located in the area: YMCA, Koles, Lake Region Fitness and Woodloch Sports Complex.  They all offer something special. But recently, The Woodloch Sports Complex added Cycling with the Les Mills program.   Les Mills is…

JFK / Mary Pinchot Conspiracy – Sex and LSD in the White House.

(Note* This article first appeared in Pocono Secrets, February 2013. In the past six years, I am amazed at how many people know about this event and equally amazed at how few in our area do. I thought this February,…

January LAWN ART AWARENESS Challenge

I just love driving along these country roads to suddenly come upon “lawn art” or front yard displays that are creative and often make me laugh. Some of my favorites are: The Rusty Buick with Gas Pump on Rt 590…

PencilsNEPA

Are you a writer or a wannabe writer? Want to have a little more fun writing your holiday cards? Maybe it’s your New Year resolution. Whatever the reason, if you want to write then you want to know about Pencils…

Finding Balance

As parents and educators, we may have had to deal with bullies and the awkwardness of being a teenager. But, thankfully, we didn’t have social media to shine a spotlight on our foibles -preserving them forever in cyberland. Today, our…

Ghosts in the Hawley Silk Mill

This month’s Pocono Secret is submitted by Jody Cunningham. She showed me the photo and I saw the face. I thought it would of interest to you. – Laurie   Is that a Face? In December of 2016 I was…

Forged in Fire - Ryu Lin

The art of Blacksmithing is alive and well in Lackawaxen, PA. In fact, the winner of The History Channel’s Forged in Fire (season 1), Ryu Lin, is one of northeast Pennsylvania’s newest residents. I had the pleasure to meet Ryu…