Health as a Lifestyle

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Escape the Boredom

Escape the Boredom

I wanted to do something fun for my birthday. I am a lover of game playing. I am ruthless at Trivia Pursuit, Charades, Monopoly… you name it, I want to win it. All kindness and respect simply evaporate when the…

Pocono Mountains Music Festival & Performing Arts Camp

Pocono Mountains Music Festival & Performing Arts Camp

Never heard of The Pocono Mountains Music Festival? Not many people have. But this, their 9th year, is introducing many new people to its fantastic offerings of music, theater and education. Audiences will enjoy world-class entertainment with Award-winning performers including…

Kickin' it OLD SCHOOL

Kickin’ it OLD SCHOOL

One of my favorite finds last year was Old School Farm. I heard a few folks talking about it, so when I had company visiting for the weekend, I thought we’d check it out. We loved it so much, I…