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…

A Buzz About Worker Bee

A Buzz About Worker Bee

There’s a buzz happening in Milford at Worker Bee Community Acupuncture. When I arrived at the second-floor space on the corner of 209/Route 6 and Roberts Lane, I was a little surprised to discover such a lively environment. There was…

The Everhart Museum

The Everhart Museum

Continuing my intention of visiting places that have been on my “to-do/to-go” list, this month brought me to the Everhart Museum in Scranton. Once again, I was pleasantly surprised! From dinosaurs to birds, photography, history and art, this museum is…

Lacawac Sanctuary

Lacawac Sanctuary

If you’re like me, Lacawac Sanctuary is one of those places that you plan to go to “one of these days.” Well, that day finally arrived for me and I was so impressed with this amazing Pocono Secret! A neighbor…

The Holiday Toy Drive

The Holiday Toy Drive

   This year THE HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE is brought to you by The Zipper Junction Project™ in partnership with “The Wayne County Ford & Bold Gold Media Holiday Toy Drive Challenge”. THE HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE replaces a previous toy drive…