Van Scott Nature Preserve

Van Scott Nature Preserve

The 144-acre Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, Wayne County, PA is the new headquarters of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and a welcoming, accessible place for people of all ages to learn about, explore, and enjoy nature. It was…

Narrows Gallery

Narrows Gallery

The local art scene continues to flourish. There is a new gallery in Narrowsburg called, Narrows Gallery. I am honored to be included in the opening exhibit, “Controlled Chaos” along with Courtney Caserta. The gallery is located behind The Tustin…

Bunting Farm Stay

Bunting Farm Stay

Last month I wrote about Billy’s New Hope Barn, a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for rescued farm animals. Billy’s New Hope Barn resides on the Bunting Farm. Thank you to all of you who donated. If you forgot, now…

Art Inspired: The Upper Delaware Art Triangle – Hawley, Honesdale, Narrowsburg  & Rocky Pinciotti

Art Inspired: The Upper Delaware Art Triangle – Hawley, Honesdale, Narrowsburg & Rocky Pinciotti

The Upper Delaware Art Triangle began in Narrowsburg about 10-15 years ago. With its proximity to Honesdale, area artists began to connect and create in a community infused with new energy. Not that this area hasn’t been attracting artists and…

THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF OUR NATURE

THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF OUR NATURE

November is a time for being Thankful. The name Pocono is derived from a Delaware Indian word (pohoqualin), which means “stream between mountains” in reference to the Delaware River. Ironically, that which divides us also unites us. The Delaware River basin has…

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…

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…