Why Big Box won't ever replace Shopping Local

Why Big Box won’t ever replace Shopping Local

It was a Sunday and I needed a special thank you gift for a friend. I drove to Honesdale to one of my favorite stores, Milkweed. Although most local shops are closed on Sundays, I instinctively knew Milkweed would be…

The ART FACTORY of White Mills

The ART FACTORY of White Mills

Looking for UNIQUE Holiday Gifts? Meet Jerry Davis, a retired electronic worker from New Jersey. Jerry bought the beautiful barn / studio building (it actually looks like an old grange building) located at 736 Texas Palmyra Highway (Route 6), in…

DORFLINGER FACTORY

DORFLINGER FACTORY

Our Industrial Heritage On a rainy Thursday afternoon, I happened upon the recently opened Dorflinger Glass Factory Museum on Route 6 in White Mills – different from the Dorflinger -Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary – and had the privilege to meet James…

Got Blues?

Got Blues?

How to combat the Winter Blues? Think, Summer Blues… and Jazz. The Pocono Mountains are home to many great Jazz and Blues musicians. Maybe it’s affordable living with close proximity to New York and Philadelphia or the inspiration of its…

Foodie FAVS

Foodie FAVS

There are some truly great eateries on our area. So now that the holidays have past, it’s important to support our local businesses. Here are some of my favorites… The Fairview Lake Café, located on Route 390 just outside of…

AUCTIONS

AUCTIONS

Going Once… Twice… SOLD!   There’s a reason that shows like American Pickers, Storage Wars, Auction Kings, Pawn Stars and of course, Antiques Roadshow are so successful. We are all treasure hunters at heart. The Pocono Mountains are home to…

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

UNREGISTERED GUESTS? Have you ever visited a place that you never wanted to leave? Be careful what you wish for… Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you do or you don’t, there are certainly some strange happenings that beg for…

Making Movies in and around HAWLEYWOOD

Making Movies in and around HAWLEYWOOD

I’m surprised with the close proximity to New York and Philadelphia that the Pocono Mountains don’t attract more film makers.  But it has attracted some. The first silent movie ever made in the U.S. was filmed in Milford in 1912….

I HATE WINTER

I HATE WINTER

I have a confession to make. I have never been a big fan of winter. I have always preferred the warmth and greenery of summer, especially for hiking. That is, until I purchased my first snowshoes. I discovered that hiking…