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Garlic Festival - 08/28/09 11:12 AM
The 2009 Garlic Festival is next weekend, September 5 & 6, at the Shawnee Ski Area in the Pocono Mountains! Always a fun time to be had by all! Your advanced-price ticket of only $7.50 gets you all day entertainment, fun and games for the whole family, 50 food stands, crafts people, and farms, and just an all around great day! This is the Garlic Festival's FIFTEENTH year! Go smell something delicious at this year's event next weekend. If you need more information, Go To http://www.shawneemt.com/s_poconogarlicfestival.html. Have fun and enjoy! (4 comments)
Stroudfest 2009! - 08/27/09 02:20 PM
I hope you get a chance to make it to the Poconos over Labor Day Weekend! It's right around the corner, and we have so much to offer here! Saturday, September 5, is the Stroudfest right in downtown Stroudsburg on Main Street! With 6, yes SIX, stages of entertainment all day, two dozen places to eat, including food vendors and local restaurants, arts and crafts vendors if you feel like shopping, and just the uniqueness of our quaint town, there is something for everyone! Don't miss it! It is such a simple ride off Route 80 to get here, too! If you'd (0 comments)
New Home Sales - 08/26/09 01:27 PM
CNNMoney.com reports today that new home sales jumped much higher than expectations in the month of July! In fact, sales are at the highest level since September 2008! Certainly the low mortgage rates, reduced prices and home sale tax credit have contributed to this increase. And in order to take advantage of this tax credit, your move in date on new construction homes is still November 30, 2009. If you are a buyer looking for a new construction home, we can help you find spec homes just waiting for an owner, or an empty lot ready for you to build your new (1 comments)
West End Fair - Tuesday - 08/25/09 10:12 AM
Today the West End Fair gates open at Noon. It's a beautiful day, warm and sunny with less humidity than we've seen the past couple of weeks! For a $4 admission ticket, it includes the Free Stage and Band Shell attraction shows. But don't forget to purchase additional tickets to play games and jump on the rides & slides! Today's line-up includes Gerry Gessia "Duo" Show, Shot Gun Red and the Compace/Pickup Demolition Derby ($7 at the main stage)! Enjoy! (0 comments)
West End Fair - 08/24/09 10:43 AM
Yesterday, the 88th annual West End Fair kicked off in the Poconos! With a great line-up all week, you don't want to miss it. Take the kids out during the day or the evening and get great fair food, sit on the ferris wheel, hop on one of the slides, line up for one of the many amusement rides or win a prize at the games! This afternoon's entertainment lineup includes Donna Parsons, the Pleasant Valley High School Marching Band, Ryan Pelton / Elvis impersonator and the Big Car/Mini Van Demolition Derby! This Monroe County fair has a lot of exhibits, vendors, food, (0 comments)
Stroudsburg Townhome Rental - 08/21/09 08:57 AM
What a great location! Two bedroom townhome for rent on Knob Hill (Sarah Street) in Stroudsburg Borough! Walk to shopping, restaurants and downtown! Quick jump onto Route 80, too! Offers off street parking, deck and washer & dryer. $1000 a month! Call Bob Kelly at Keller Williams at 570-421-2890 x254 or directly at 570-242-4400! (0 comments)
The Shawnee Playhouse - 08/20/09 10:29 AM
The Shawnee Playhouse was built in 1904 in the heart of the Shawnee Village to provide entertainment and education about the area to visitors. After its many ups and downs, including an arson in 1985, many people donated work, time & money to rebuild it and restore it to the historic building it is today. The playhouse also created a school for young students to learn about acting and muscial theatre. This program, called S.T.A.R.S (Shawnee Theatrical Arts Resource Schools), has been very successfuly! In addition to the education here at the Shawnee Playhouse, you can expect to find wonderfully fun (0 comments)
Foreclosures in the Poconos - 08/19/09 10:48 AM
In Monroe County, there are currently 100 residential foreclosures ready to be purchased, according to the Pocono Mountains Flex MLS. Of those 100, 31 are in Stroudsburg & East Stroudsburg, and 2 fall right in the borough of East Stroudsburg. For buyers looking to move and purchase something close to the Delaware Water Gap bridge, these could be great opportunities. Additionally, there is still time to take advantage of the $8000 tax credit for first time home buyers, that you DO NOT HAVE TO PAY BACK! If you have any questions about the tax credit, or if you'd like a list (0 comments)
Great Price for New Construction, Quality Craftsmanship! - 08/18/09 10:05 AM
A small, quiet community named Tranquility Woods has new construction homes ready and waiting for you! Nestled in East Stroudsburg, less than 5 miles from New Jersey, these homes all have quality craftsmanship! And for a 5 bedroom home with many upgrades, no dues, never lived in for under $400K, you can't miss this opportunity! Move right in to your own Pocono Mountain retreat! 2 story family room with wall of windows to beautiful mountian views, fireplace and surround sound. Kitchen has tile floor, Corian counters and sliding doors to 3 season porch & deck. Master bedroom has see-thru fireplace to bath, 3 walk in (0 comments)
Another Hot Day in the Poconos! - 08/17/09 09:31 AM
Ok, it's going to be near 90 degrees today, plus humidity. Looking for another way to cool down again? Hit Bushkill Falls, the "Niagara of Pennsylvania"! Find 8 different waterfalls nestled in the woods of the Pocono Mountains, with trails, bridges and views! Aside from cooling down and watching the 100 foot waterfalls, you can check out the Pennsylvania Wildlife Exhibit, Native American Exhibit, fish Twin Lakes, visit the gift shops, take a paddle-boat ride, or enjoy a round of miniature golf. Bushkill Falls is a family event, there's something for everyone! Grab the kids and make a day trip to see (0 comments)
Jazz & Arts Festival - 08/14/09 09:34 AM
The Celebration Of The Arts 32nd Annual Jazz & Arts Festival in Delaware Water Gap will be held this year September 11-13. It begins Friday night, and has a great musical line-up all weekend, with the last act jumping on stage Sunday evening at 7:30. In addition to the classic jazz music you can hear all weekend, you can find a children's area with music, games, facepainting, crafts and more, arts & crafts vendors, and delicious food! Don't miss this festival in the beautiful Pocono Mountains! It is easy to find, right in the heart of the village of Delaware Water Gap, the (0 comments)
Rainy Day Blues - 08/13/09 09:23 AM
Got the rainy day blues? Looking for something to do on this rainy day in the Poconos? Head out to Mt. Airy Casino, off Woodland Road in Mount Pocono! There are over 2500 slot machines to play, from penny slots to high stakes. Tingle your taste buds at any of the 5 restaurants; red Steakhouse, Le Sorelle Cucina, Betty's Diner, The Buffet and Reggie's Express. Or head into the Spa and Salon for a manicure, pedicure, relaxing massage, a body treatment, or any one of the number of services offered. Good luck if you hit the slots, and have fun! (0 comments)
Great Ranch Home in Amenity Filled Community! - 08/11/09 02:06 PM
ONE LEVEL LIVING! Great Ranch Home on a Private Lot in an Amenity Filled Gated Community! Open Floor Plan Home has Living Room with Propane Stove, Dining Area with Sliders to Full Length 2 Level Deck & Kitchen Includes All Appliances! Utility/Mud Room to Oversized 2 Car Garage. Full Attic Pull Down Storage! Perfect Fit for 1st Time Homebuyer, Downsizing or Vacation Home! Take a look at the flyer and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
$8,000 Tax Credit - 08/10/09 10:19 AM
For all of you who are still thinking about buying your first home, please remember that you can only use the $8,000 tax credit if you close before November 30, 2009. We don't want that date come and have you realize that you just lost out on $8,000 that YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY BACK! CNNMoney.com reports today that the average fixed mortgage rate for a 30 year loan is 5.53%. We have a large selection of homes for you at affordable prices. In Monroe County, we have over 2,700 residential homes currently for sale. And in the Twin Boroughs of Stroudsburg and (0 comments)
Poconos Chicken Wing-Off This Weekend! - 08/07/09 09:38 AM
Sweet, spicy, bbq, or an exotic mixture...you can find all kinds of flavors at the 14th Annual Pocono Chicken Wing-Off this Sunday, August 9. It is held at the Fernwood Resort from noon to 4pm, and all the proceeds to go Monroe County Meals on Wheels, a great community program that helps people who cannot afford food. There will be returning vendors, new vendors, and previous winners at this year's event. Last year's Chef's Choice Winner, The Big A, will return with their award winning wings. And the People's Choice aware winner, Detzi Tavern, is also coming back. Last year, they won (1 comments)
Beat the Heat with Ice Cream! - 08/06/09 01:29 PM
Summer and ice cream. You can't have one without the other. A delicious place to find homemade ice cream is Sweet Creams Cafe, located on Lower Main Street, right in Stroudsburg. The sweet treats they have will fix anyone's sweet tooth and the ice cream will cool you down on the hottest of summer dog days! Enjoy a small table outside and people watch, or sit inside this historic Stroudsburg building. Sweet Creams Cafe also makes great sandwich creations, huge baked potatoes, and a great cup of coffee. Enjoy Main Street, Stroudsburg and grab a bite or dessert (or both!) at (0 comments)
Golf in the Poconos - 08/05/09 03:56 PM
Looking for somewhere to swing your clubs and play a round of golf? There are plenty of golf courses in the Pocono Mountains! Buck Hill Golf Club offers a 27-hole Donald Ross design course, and is nestle in the beautiful, historic village of Buck Hill Falls amongst all the "cottages". Join them Sunday morning, August 9th, for their Battle of the Sexes tournament at 8:30! For additional information, or to make a tee time, call them at 570-595-7730. Enjoy the gorgeous area and have fun! (0 comments)
Fun in the Sun - 08/04/09 10:04 AM
It's summer, and it's hot here in the Pocono Mountains! What better way to stay cool than hitting a water park?! Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark is off Route 80 at the Tannersville exit. And here's a secret...if you go online now, you can purchase a Four 4 Fun Pack for only $99.99! That's over a 28% savings over the retail rate, but available online only. It's fun for the whole family, and right in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in Tannersville. And while you're there, stop at the Crossing Premium Outlets and pick up a new bathing suit! (0 comments)
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