The Great Shohola Train Wreck of the Civil War

The Great Shohola Train Wreck of the Civil War

By the summer of 1864, while union troops were advancing deeply into Georgia, northern prisons were overflowing with confederate prisoners   The Erie railroad was enlisted to help move prisoners from point lookout Maryland to Elmira, New York. On July 15…

Social (distanced) Creative Summer Fun

Social (distanced) Creative Summer Fun

Wow, what a year it has been so far! I am constantly amazed at the abundance of creativity as we adjust. So, although it is smart to continue safety, that doesn’t mean you can’t have FUN over the summer. We…

Lackawaxen Roebling Bridge

Lackawaxen Roebling Bridge

I had posted a photo of the Roebling Bridge on Instagram and someone then inquired about its history. I searched PoconoSecrets.com for a past article and realized I had only mentioned it several times but never wrote a specific article…

Space Invaders in Lackawaxen

Space Invaders in Lackawaxen

Have you noticed spaceships appearing throughout Lackawaxen? Are we being invaded? … Yes, by Art! The Spaceships were part of a city-wide installation in Stamford, CT.  Usually the art is auctioned off at the end of the exhibit. This year’s…

Local Native Influence

Local Native Influence

Local Native Influence Have you ever wondered about the source of the name of a town you’ve traveled through or live in? The Pocono area was once rich in Native American culture. Much of the influence has disappeared. Although, there…

Unlearning by Bike

Unlearning by Bike

I was fortunate to be included in a very special pop-up gallery event in Stamford, CT over the summer, “Palette of Sisterhood”. It consisted of women who met through public art projects in Stamford. Part of our responsibility was to…

Top Ten Things To Do in August (especially when guests arrive)

Top Ten Things To Do in August (especially when guests arrive)

Top Ten Things to Do in August (especially when guests visit) Wayne County Fair – August 2-10. Demolition, Monster trucks, Livestock, Music, Food and MORE! Local fun for the whole family. Milford’s Festival of Wood – August 3-4 Hike! There…

Lackawaxen

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…

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…

Two Rivers Marathon

Two Rivers Marathon

MARCH 24 / 25, 2018 I’m not sure what surprised me more – to learn that there was a Lackawaxen Marathon or the fact that there are people who run back-to-back marathons! I didn’t even know that was possible. But,…