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The Barrett Paradise Friendly Library is excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new S.T.E.A.M. Creation & Discovery Center. Stop by the library any Mon, Wed, or Thursday between 3:30pm-6:30pm to free play with the new materials. We will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 18th from 11am-1pm where all of the new materials will be showcased. Also, Lynn Vorhees, creator of Imaginality Augmented Reality software, will also be on-hand to show us how her exciting software works!
For more information about this program, or any of our other children's programs, visit www.BarrettLibrary.org or call the library! 570-595-7171
Fellow Barrett Resident,
In July 2015, the Barrett Township Police Department merged with Pocono Regional. Since then, have been numerous “unofficial” (unreported) break-ins, vandalism, and thefts. There have also been two bank robberies:
I wanted to share some thoughts and ideas, suggestions and pointers, so that the next time one of our (three!) banks is held up, the citizens know what they can do:
ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS WREATH & SWAGS NOW!
Canadensis Moravian Church is accepting orders for their hugely popular
HAND CRAFTED FRESH CHRISTMAS WREATHS & SWAGS
Our beautiful wreaths & swags have been hand crafted by the members of our Church since 1947 using an assortment of at least 6 types of fresh local greenery in each, including Pine, Cedar, Juniper, Fir, White Pine, Concolor, Balsam, Boxwood, Holly, Prince's Pine & Mountain Laurel. They're then topped off with pine cones, berries & a bow made of weather proof ribbon; chose either red or burgundy. Or bring in your own ribbon to match your decor.
BARRETT TOWNSHIP -- State officials say the owners of a building being demolished in Monroe County need to explain themselves.
Crews are knocking down a former elementary school in the Mountainhome area, but the Department of Environmental Protection says the notice of demolition expired.
The DEP said the owners, who are from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, filed a notice of demolition and asbestos abatement over the summer. The paperwork expired at the end of September and was never renewed.
DEP surveyed the site when crews started demolition in November and gave the OK to continue. Crews are under orders to stop working if they find any asbestos.
A spokesperson with DEP said the owners will get a notice of violation for not properly renewing the paperwork and could face a fine.
Editor's Note: Compared to how nicely the other bridges in our area have turned out, it's a shame how big of a "bump" there is when driving over this new bridge! They recently shaved it down and add another seam, which makes it a little better, but it's still pretty rough.
PARADISE TOWNSHIP -- The "closed bridge" and "detour" signs have been moved and the bridge on Route 940 in Paradise Township is back open for business, bringing relief for many including businesses that were affected.
"We are so excited and I couldn't even imagine how excited I was for this bridge to open," said Suzie Eckhart, Kasa's Pizza and Taco Bell manager.
Major demolition work at the old Inn at Buck Hill Falls is scheduled to begin next month.
However, just like obtaining any details surrounding the ultimate fate of the former landmark, getting specific information about the scheduled work has proved nearly impossible.
“What I know is that the Buck Hill Falls Company is knocking down property there,” said Barrett Township Supervisor and Roadmaster John Seese, who noted that the township doesn’t have anything to do with the demolition work.
Several messages left for Buck Hill Falls Company President Michael O’Shea went unreturned.
BARRETT MUNICIPAL TOWNSHIP BUILDING 01-1
993 ROUTE 390
CRESCO, PA 18326
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MOUNTAINHOME UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ANNEX
6680 ROUTE 191
Handicap Access? YES
7am - 8pm
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