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This holiday season, Pocono Mountain Regional Police Foundation gives Elementary, Middle & High School students a reason to write about “How the Holidays Mean More Than Gifts”


Grades: k-6, 7-8 & 9-12

My name is David Nauman, and I'm a furniture maker located in Marshalls Creek. I was recently commissioned to build a pair of reproductions of the rocking chairs that were on the North Porch of the old Buck Hill Inn. My customer had fond memories of visiting the Inn as a child and thought it would be nice to have a pair of the chairs for his home. I thought you might be interested in seeing how they came out.

On Friday, Nov. 15th at 1:00 PM, I will be hosting a REAL ID presentation at the Friendly Community Center, 6683 State Route 191, Mountainhome, PA 18342, in Barrett Township. The discussion will provide background information, the process of obtaining your Real ID and a Q&A session. While the REAL ID is optional for Pennsylvania residents, if you do not get a REAL ID, you must have an alternate form of federally-acceptable identification to board domestic commercial flights and enter certain federal facilities after October 1, 2020. Please feel free to join me if you would like to learn more.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF MONROE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA NO. 2019-04588 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 1999-A, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1999-A Vs. DEBORAH BOOTH NOTICE TO: DEBORAH BOOTH a/k/a DEBORAH G. BOOTH NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Being Premises: MONOMONOCK ROAD, a/k/a 310 PARK PLACE, MOUNTAIN HOME, PA 18342 Being in BARRETT TOWNSHIP, County of MONROE, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 01/14/1/91 TAX PIN 01638703040843 Improvements consist of residential property. Sold as the property of DEBORAH BOOTH Your house (real estate) at MONOMONOCK ROAD, A/K/A 310 Park PLACE, MOUNTAIN HOME, PA 18342 is scheduled to be sold at the Sheriff's Sale on 02/27/2020 at 10:00 AM, at the MONROE County Courthouse, 610 Monroe Street, #303, Stroudsburg, PA 18360-2115, to enforce the Court Judgment of $56,110.02 obtained by, WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 1999-A, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1999-A (the mortgagee), against the above premises. PHELAN HALLINAN DIAMOND & JONES, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff PR - Nov. 8

The House of Representatives has passed a bill approving Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania, but the Senate is not expected to consider the legislation until it returns at the end of this month.

That means Sunday hunting will not go into effect until 2020 at the earliest, according to information from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The bill would allow Sunday hunting once during archery deer season, once during firearms deer season and once on a Sunday chosen by the Game Commission.

“There’s every reason, however, to believe Senate Bill 147 soon will become law,” said Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans. “And the Game Commission will be doing its part to implement additional Sunday hunting opportunities as soon as it can.”


ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Airbnb’s CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California.

In a series of tweets, Brian Chesky said Saturday the San Francisco-based company is expanding manual screening of “high risk” reservations and will remove guests who fail to comply with policies banning parties at Airbnb rental homes.

He also said the company is forming a “rapid response team” when complaints of unauthorized parties come in.

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE By virtue of a certain Writ of Execution (Mortgage Foreclosure) issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to 3820 CIVIL 2009, I, Todd A. Martin, Sheriff of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will expose the following described real estate to public sale in the Monroe County Courthouse, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania on Thursday, December 05, 2019 AT 10:00 A.M. PURCHASERS MUST IMMEDIATELY PAY 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE OR SHERIFF'S COST...WHICHEVER IS HIGHER BY CASHIERS CHECK ALL THAT CERTAIN lot or piece of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate in the Township of Barrett, County of Monroe, City of Mountainhome, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania bounded and described as follows, to wit: No. 1: BEGINNING at a pipe on the easterly side of the public road leading from Mountainhome to Buck Hill Falls in line of lands of Anna Bella Moffett, thence by lands of Anna Bella Moffett, south seventy six degrees thirty minutes east two hundred and three tenths feet to a pipe, southeasterly corner of lands of Anna Belle Moffett, thence by lands of Edgar J. Evans et al of which this lot was formerly a part south three degrees nine minutes west one hundred feet to a pipe, thence by the same north seventy six degrees thirty minutes west two hundred five and five tenths feet to a pipe, thence along the easterly side of said public road, north six degrees one minutes east ninety nine and thirty two one-hundredths feet to the place of beginning.

PUBLIC NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE Estate of HELEN M. MORGAN, deceased, late of Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Letters of Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the Decedent to make payments without delay to: Sharon M. Bianculli, Executrix or to her attorney: Richard D. James, Esquire 221 Skyline Drive, Ste. 208/310 East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 (570) 421-0860 PR - Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15

A former Pocono Mountain Regional Police corporal is facing felony sexual assault charges related to a traffic stop conducted last week.

On Wednesday afternoon, District Attorney E. David Christine Jr. and Pocono Mountain Regional Police Chief Chris Wagner held a press conference to announce that former Corporal Steven Mertz, 53, will face first-degree felony charges of rape by threat of forcible compulsion and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by threat of forcible compulsion.

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