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Visit the majestic Pocono Mountains this summer and experience live music like you’ve never heard it before!

The Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival is pleased to present inspirational and exciting performances from world-renowned artists in the fields of musical theater, jazz, cabaret, chamber music, and pop.

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  • Wednesday, 7/1/15 - Planning Commission meeting – (CANCELLED)
  • Tuesday, 7/7/15 – Workshop @ 7:30 a.m., Special Supervisors Meeting @ 8:00 a.m. (Police)
  • Wednesday, 7/8/15 - Marketing Meeting @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, 7/8/15 – Regular Supervisors Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 7/21/15 – Workshop @ 7:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 7/28/15 – Regular Supervisors Meeting @ 9:30 a.m.

Reserve your lodging now and plan your visit:
Saturday, September 26 through Sunday, September 27, 2015

With 1.5 million visitors planning on attending, you can beat the traffic and avoid major crowds by reserving your hotel, motel, or lodging in the Poconos.  Then, you can enjoy a nice, scenic drive down to Philadelphia to join the activities.

We are having our Grand Opening Saturday, May 23rd at 10:00am, for our brand new Callie's Candy Museum.

You are all invited to view all the old time candy equipment that Mom and Dad have collected over the years.

Please come and enjoy some time with us.

Location: Callie's Candy Kitchen, Mountainhome

Barrett Township has over 2300 feet of publicly accessible fishing along the Brodhead Creek in Cresco, PA.  Access is along Pasold Farm Drive, off of Spruce Cabin Road: Click here for driving directions - Google Map Fishing licenses are required.

Mountainhome, PWSID# PA2450039

Our drinking water contains chlorine, arsenic, copper, and lead.  (On the bright side, at least it doesn’t contain fluoride!)

Are you drinking FILTERED water?
Below are some suggestions for filtering the water in your home.

  1. Install a sediment filter on your incoming water line.  This will help protect your appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, etc) from any particles that come into your plumbing:
    https://www.amazon.com/Culligan-HF-360A-Sediment-Cartridge-Included/dp/B000BQUPZ8/

  2. Get a drinking water filter like this for your kitchen:
    http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com/

    These filters are MUCH nicer than a standard “Brita” filter, which pass water through charcoal.  These Berkey filters are essentially filtering water through a stone.  The filters are able to filter red food coloring out of water.  They also remove chlorine and other soft metals.  The photo attached to this article shows a “3 years later” shot of our Berkey filter element.  Note that we have been putting approximately 1 gallon of “AQUA Public Water” through this filter every day. 

 

We encourage everyone to drink clean water and eat quality food. 

Even if you have well water, adding the above filters to your home’s water system couldn’t hurt.   

 

If you want to have you water checked, here is the information for a PA-state-accredited water testing lab:
Prosser Labs
(570) 629-2981
http://www.prosserlabs.com/Bacteria-Testing-Contact-Effort-PA.html

 

 

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Full-Day Kindergarten Registration Open Now

Pocono Mountain School District is currently registering Kindergarten students for the 2015-2016 school year.

Parents who have a child who meets the eligibility for the 2015-2016 school year Kindergarten class, should contact the Pocono Mountain School District Central Registration Office at 839-7121 ext. 40400 to schedule an appointment. The child must be five (5) years of age or more, on or before September 1, 2015.

Date: May 19, 2015
Time: 7am - 7pm
Locations: Methodist Church and Township Building

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