is okay if
News for the Emerald Lakes Community
32nd Year, 8th Issue www.elainc.org NOVEMBER 2006
When I first arrived at the because of that flight at
airport on that crisp autumn Inner Harbor, Baltimore, on
Saturday I could hardly October 21, “The Revenge
believe my eyes. At 35 feet it of the Paper Airplane” and
was not only the biggest its owner/builder/pilot
paper airplane I had ever Tony Abuiso, Sr. will be in
seen; second place wasn’t the 2007 Guiness Book of
even close. And in a week, a World Records as the largest
crazy man (I thought) successfully-piloted paper
would attempt to fly on it! airplane ever.
Amazingly, it worked, and Partially sponsored by the “Revenge of the Paper Airplane” on display at the Pocono Regional Airport on Saturday,
Emerald Lakes Association, October 14, a week before the record attempt.
the plane is
Happy the Abuiso
f a m i l y,
D a w n
and Anthony, Jr.
Okay, maybe it
didn’t fly that
far, 15 feet after
biggest paper air-
plane you ever
built? How far did it Our dauntless hero Tony Abuiso, Sr. plays to the crowd before his try at a record-setting
fly? flight. (More pictures page 19)
DEADLINE DATE PAID
DECEMBER 11/20/06 12/7/06 Emerald News Permit #22
News for the Emerald Lakes Community
JANUARY 12/18/06 1/4/07 32nd Year, 8th Issue www.elainc.org NOVEMBER 2006 ADDRESS SERVICE
1 Glade Drive
All articles, pictures, schedules, etc. Long Pond, PA 18334
must be submitted to
Buz Whelan, Emerald News Editor.
PAGE 2—EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006
President’s Manager’s Notes
Message by Alex Konopka
by Richard Heuston
The leaves are gone and the one sees any of these types of cinders and salt are stocked up
It’s hard to believe it’s time to write the November mes- snow flurries will soon be violations don’t hesitate to call and trucks and cinder spread-
sage. The time is just flying by. starting to fall. Actually as I Ralph. ers are all serviced and ready
I would like to take this time to wish all members and write this message there’s hail Also, our Security staff con- for the first snowfall.
staff, on behalf of the Board of Directors, a very Happy falling. We all know what is tinues to police traffic viola- Maintenance continues to
Thanksgiving. Enjoy good food and fun with your family coming next. But we are still tions using radar. Please work on the pothole repair
and friends and stay safe. trying to take advantage of all respect the rules and regula- and drainage problems.
We held our Volunteer Appreciation Party on Saturday, the good weather that may tions of the Community, and Keep in mind the club-
October 14th. There was a very nice turnout and the food still come. this will continue to be a great house restaurant is open
was delicious. I hope everyone who attended had a good Our teen flag football game place to live. Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
time. If anyone was overlooked please accept our apologies. between Emerald Lakes and Some improvements the Saturday and Sunday with
Our First Aid course is being held on Saturdays through- Pocono Farms Country Club Board and I are working on specials going on all the time.
out the year. There are still spaces available. If you are inter- was a great success. ELA won are: a new carpet and dance Wing Night is every
ested, please contact Denise Wilson at the Community the game 32-12. WAY TO GO floor in the Clubhouse; a gas Wednesday.
Center to sign up. TEAM! Our team will travel to fireplace to be installed in the Planning a party? Let us do
Dinner with Santa will be taking place sometime in Pocono Farms sometime in old fireplace area; and the the work for you. Rent the
December. Please look for future notices. November to play them again. ceiling contractor is wrapping clubhouse for an upcoming
Well, that’s it for now. Enjoy dinner and friends at the Our CEO (Ralph Musto) up the new ceiling tile work. special event and have your
Emerald Grill. Until next time stay healthy and safe. continues to police the com- Lighting improvements have party catered.
munity for unsightly proper- already been made. I hope you enjoy the rest of
Tim’s Junk Car Removal ties and junk vehicles. If any- On a Maintenance note, the Fall season and stay safe.
will pay cash for your
570-350-0337 Security Tips by Steve Valent
Holiday Mall Shopping ness, more and more busi- becoming more and more
The number of incidents nesses are moving to the prevalent in mall parking
of crime at the shopping malls, big and small alike, in areas.
malls around the country is order to increase their prof- So again you ask me,
up significantly since 1978. itability. When the shoppers “Steve, what can I do to pro-
There is a serious crime follow these moves and now tect myself in this predator
problem in our malls, even gather in the malls, the filled environment?”
though you hear very little predators naturally follow. I “Alex, I’ll have “Security
in the newspapers and on can’t picture a better place Focus” for $800.”
TV. Why? Well, it is because for a predator than a large “OK, the answer is: ‘Two
the malls are private proper- mall with its concentration things I can do to keep from
ty and are not required to of potential prey. Sort of like becoming a crime victim?’ ”
report incidents of crime to a water hole with all the (Remember to phrase your
the public. The malls also variety of prey a predator answer in the form of a
want to convey to you, the could ask for. Can’t you pic- question!)
shopper, that your local mall ture a saber-toothed tiger “What is; BE AWARE and
is a safe place. The reality of salivating as he sits on his STAY ALERT?”
it is that the typical mall in haunches watching the Correct!!
1993 had seven times as parade of potential prey fil- Sorry, you really didn’t
many shoplifting incidents, ing past him? Or perhaps win $800, but you may have
and triple the number of the predators are in a group just kept the money you had
parking lot crimes, such as like jackals, waiting to see in your wallet or purse
auto theft and break-ins, the weakest of the weak go while shopping in the mall.
since 1978. Violent crimes, by. Whatever or where ever The predators don’t want to
such as assaults and rob- they are, you must be alert be involved with people
beries have also increased to and aware that they are there; who are alert and aware of
the point where more atten- and they are “hungry”. their surroundings.
tion is being given to these One of the most risky Here are a couple of
crimes, and their preven- places in the malls is the rest things you can do to protect
tion. Why are mall-crimes room. They are usually yourself while Holiday
on the increase? Simple, the secluded and at the end of a Shopping:
average American goes to a long corridor. It is a com- • Only use the public rest-
shopping mall complex 36 mon place for sexual preda- rooms as a last resort. If you
times a year. Since the local tors to hang around or bring must use them, take a friend
neighborhood shops can no their victims to, especially with you. Then tell the mall
longer compete with the pedophiles. But they can be management office that you
giant shopping city and are anywhere. feel an attendant is necessary
slowly going out of busi- Car-jackings are also Continues on next page
EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006—PAGE 3
at that location. • Make frequent trips to
• Avoid the group of three your vehicle and put your
or more who are aimlessly packages in the trunk or
meandering around the cover them over so they
mall, and alert the mall can’t be seen through the
security to their location. window.
• Make frequent “window • Do NOT approach your
shopping” stops to see if car if there is a group near it.
anyone is following you. If Return to the mall and noti-
there is, go into that store fy mall security that you do
and have them call security, not feel safe walking to your
or the police. car and ask for an escort.
• Keep the number of • Ladies, protect your
packages you are carrying to purse. Always carry your
a minimum. Use the shop- purse with the clasp or clo-
ping bags available to put sure against your body.
small packages into. Carry • Men, put your wallet in
one big bag instead of many your front pocket; don’t
small ones. keep it in your hip pocket.
• Do NOT carry boxes in • Carry only one or two
front of your face so that credit cards with you while
they block your forward shopping. Do NOT carry
view. large sums of cash. Pumpkin Painting Party
• Park your car as close as • Be wary of anyone who Family members of all ages enjoyed themselves at this year’s
you can to either the main begins to invade your per- pumpkin painting party held at the community center on October 28.
entrance or any store sonal space while you are
entrance. It is safer to walk shopping. Try to maintain a
through the crowded mall two-arms distance between
than an empty parking lot. you and strangers.
• Park your car under or as And ALWAYS remember
near to an overhead light as the First Rule of Personal
possible. Security; BE AWARE and STAY
• Be aware and alert when ALERT!
approaching your car in the Have a SAFE Holiday
parking lot. Shopping Season.
Haunted Hay Ride
“Jason” was just one of the many
frightening sights ready to scare, those who dared
to ride this years haunted hay ride.
PAGE 4—EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006
by Buz Whelan
The Beast proportions. You can easily
I first made this recipe for adjust the dish up or down
a Super Bowl party in depending on the size of the
January 1988. I had just got- gathering you’re preparing
ten a 35 inch TV, the biggest it for just by keeping the
you could get at the time. I amounts of the ingredients
invited a few friends over to equal to each other. Today’s
show off the TV and enjoy recipe is for four hungry
the game. I liked Buffalo football watchers, presum-
wings, but I was looking for ably to be served with two
something a little different. I or three other snacks.
decided to try combining Ingredients
the heat of Buffalo wings 3 pounds chicken wings
with a balancing sweetness 1 cup butter
– honey. 1 cup Louisiana hot sauce
The name of the dish 1 cup honey paper towel sheets. pan. Pour over the sauce, Lagniappe
comes from my first combi- Process Melt two sticks of butter spreading to coat evenly. The To save time and trouble I
nation of ingredients: 6 Separate the wing sec- in a 2 qt or larger saucepan. wings will be sitting in a buy wingettes whenever
tablespoons of butter, 6 of tions, discarding the almost When it is completely melt- pool of sauce. Cover with a they’re available. Purdue is
Louisiana hot sauce and 6 of meatless tips(you could use ed add the hot sauce, whisk- sheet of aluminum foil and one brand that packages
honey. 666 is the ‘sign of the them to make chicken ing or stirring to blend. bake in a low (300 degrees) them. They’re already sepa-
Beast,’ an ancient name for stock). Lay the sections in a Then add the honey, repeat- oven for about 1 to 1 1/2 rated, they tend to be a bit
the devil. I’ve made the dish single layer on a baking ing the mixing process. hours. Serve hot. plumper than the whole
at least 25 times since that sheet or roasting pan and Place the wings in an 8” x wings, and you don’t pay
first one, and I’ve changed broil, turning once to crisp 11” disposable aluminum for the meatless tips.
the amounts but never the both sides. Dry between
Sandy Valley Greenhouse DJ “Johnny”
Board Meeting Highlights
& Tree Service, Inc.
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL A Mobile DJ Production A
Dave Pope was not present
• Clean-ups Specializing in weddings
• Removal • Pruning • Trimming Booking Holiday Parties
Motion: To approve the for this vote. Motion: To split the
• Year Round Service July 22 minutes Motion: To Split the Maintenance and Security
• Free Estimates • Fully Insured Karaoke (over 30,000 songs)
Fully Insured Proposed and seconded: Finance and Planning Committee into two (2)
(570) 646-3510 Steve Valent and Fred Dunn Committee into two (2) separate committees.
570-233-8175 (570) 460-1112 Vote:Yes-4 No-0 separate committees. Proposed and seconded:
Abstain-2 Proposed and seconded: Steve Valent and Bob
The two abstentions were Steve Valent and Bob Marinello
L.P. EVERETT from the new Board Marinello Continues on next page
U*B*U Hardwood Flooring MICE?
Wood Floor Refinishing and Restorations
Refinishing and Restoration of Stairs DID YOU KNOW?
Installations: Bruce Prefinished and Raw Floors
Tiling & Home Improvements • Mice are the second most destructive
mammals in the world after rats.
Free Estimates Fully Insured
• One mouse may make 20 to 30 visits to
various food sites in one night.
• Mice dribble urine as they travel to mark
If you suspect a Rodent problem, call Seitz Bros. AND BE SURE!
Toll Free 1-866-SEITZBROS
Quality Service Since 1975 Palmerton—610-824-8118
“Let Our Family Serve Yours” Stroudsburg—424-3515
FREE ESTIMATES—7 DAYS A WEEK
EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006—PAGE 5
Board Meeting Vote:Yes-7 No-0
Emerald Lakes Association Abstain-0
Highlights... Motion: To form a
Recreation Program Activities continued from page 4. “Welcoming Committee”
by Don Alvarez Vote:Yes-7 No-0 Proposed and seconded:
Abstain-0 Steve Valent and George
Can you dig it, all you writing this ahead of time I early dismissals. Registration is Motion: To cancel the Haab
groovy hip cats? This was a ‘be hope we scared the mess out of ongoing. Pick up your enroll- December 2006 Board of Vote:Yes-7 No-0
there or be square’ event. We you. ment form at the Community Director’s meeting due to its Abstain-0
pulled off our first ever 70s Santa Claus will be coming Center. proximity to the Christmas Motion: To APPROVE new
night Karaoke party. It was to town on Saturday December Join us for Monday Nite Holiday; but leaving open membership
dynamite. DJ Tommy Tunes 9. Santa, Mrs. Claus & friends Football and Wing Night on the possibility of an emer- Proposed and seconded:
made it funky and the outfits are scheduled to attend the Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. gency meeting if needed. Fred Dunn and Steve Valent
were off the wall. Nikki the return of Emerald Lakes Come out to eat, watch the big Proposed and seconded: Vote:Yes-7 No-0
bartender kept spirits going at Association Tree Lighting screen television, listen to Rich Heuston and Bob Abstain-0
the bar and with the 70s trivia Ceremony.This night will host music and meet your neigh- Marinello Motion: To have a
& name that tune theme song the voices of the ELA Choir bors. Vote:Yes-7 No-0 “Volunteer Appreciation”
games. Where did she get that performing various songs of Our Mommy and Me pro- Abstain-0 Award Day on October 14,
Colt 45 from? The soul food the season along with a tree gram continues to grow and it Motion: To install item on 2006
special of fried chicken, baked lighting, story from Santa, and, offers a great opportunity for Proposal # 568 from Proposed and seconded:
macaroni & cheese along with of course, gifts. The Emerald moms to come out and share Keiper’s Lock and Alarm Bob Marinello and Joe
candied yams provided by Grill will have a special holiday ideas and tips with one anoth- dated 9/14/06 Giordano
Carol & Carlos of the Emerald dinner on the menu. Parents er. We welcome all moms to Proposed and seconded: Vote:Yes-7 No-0
Grill hit the spot.We have to do remember to preregister by join the fun. Don’t forget this Rich Heuston and Joe Abstain-0
this again and remember-wear Friday, December 1 to ensure program is free. We meet Giordano At September’s board
your 70s best outfits. Santa will have a gift for your Monday and Thursday at 11
We want to give a BIG CON- child 12 yrs and under. Parents a.m.
GRATS to the Teen Focus Group must help Santa and provide a We are already planning new Committee Chairperson Liaison
Football Team for their victory gift if your child is 13 yrs old events and we hope that every- Communications Buzz Whelan Steve Valent
over Pocono Farms Country or older.We can use gift wrap- one will come on out and join Community Ctr. Bob Marinello Joe Giordano
Club. ELA 32–PFCC 12. Each pers to help Santa get all the in on the fun. Please look out Rules & Regulations Delores Horton Joe Giordano
and every player had a mean- presents ready. Santa will make for the flyers that will be post- A. R. C. Barbara Monguzzi Rich Heuston
ingful part in our win. Great special visits throughout the ed around the community to Judy White
job guys; you made us proud. day to pass out candy canes and let you know what is coming Mary Engel
We hope everyone enjoyed holiday cheer before the up. If you have any questions, Crime Watch Nick DeVito Rich Heuston
our Emerald Lakes Halloween evening events. suggestions or would like to Finance Fred Dunn Bob Marinello
activities which included the We offer an early morning volunteer in our programs Planning Steve Valent Fred Dunn
Haunted Hayride, Pumpkin drop off at 7 a.m. and then please contact us, as we want to Maintenance Joe Olal George Haab
Painting Holloween Party and after school activities from dis- hear from you. Our office Security Alex Konopka Steve Valent
Tail Gate Trick or Treat. Thanks missal until 6 p.m. This pro- number is 643-3395. Again Political Action Dave Pope George Haab
to all of the people who took gram has been a great success thank you for everyone who Real Estate Buzz Whelan Dave Pope
time out of their busy sched- especially on snow days with has put time in to make all of Welcoming Judy White Rich Heuston
ules to make this a success. In delayed school openings and our programs successful.
meeting, held on Saturday,
Emerald Lakes Land Owners — Make the most of your property with LTS! September 23, the Board of
Directors unanimously ap-
inning q uality erald L akes proved all of the following
Build an award-w e, with… Turn your Em quick cash, with… committees.
Eme rald Lakes h homesite in Please note: The regularly
Northeast PA’s The Pocono Homesite scheduled board meetings
for November and De-
Award-Winning Best: LTS! Sales Specialists: LTS! cember have been cancelled
Find a home to suit your style and your Emerald Lakes Unlike “general” real estate companies that divide their time due to their proximaty to
neighborhood, with a wonderful variety of 3, 4, and 5 bedroom among house and condo resales and rentals, commercial properties
designs to choose from — all fully appointed and land sales, LTS Realty is dedicated exclusively to matching up the upcoming holidays.
to deliver feature-for-feature unbeatable value. buyers of homesites with property owners who want to sell. Submitted by,
Customize with LTS architects and decorators, at your service In fact, LTS Realty sells more Monroe County homesites Steve Valent, Board
at no charge, in the spectacular new LTS Emporium design center! than any other Pocono real estate company, and
START NOW — The equity in your land may be more than all the area’s top national Realtors® combined! Secretary
the only downpayment you need! Cash in on your Emerald Lakes land NOW, while the market’s hot,
See all the reasons area residents have voted LTS for TOP-DOLLAR, FAST-CASH RESULTS. No one makes it easier than LTS!
The Poconos’ Choice Builder, year after year!
Call for a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS and find out
Call for your appointment how much your property is worth today —
Open every day 1-800-942-7450 or 570-424-8867 570-424-8867 or 1-877-587-3030 ask for Realty
See LTS homes at LTSbuilders.com We’re open every day • email: email@example.com
LTS REALTY COMPANY IS PLEDGED TO WORKING COOPERATIVELY WITH OTHER REAL ESTATE COMPANIES, AND
Serving Pocono homebuyers and homeowners since 1976. THIS IS NOT INTENDED AS A SOLICITATION IF YOUR PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY LISTED WITH ANOTHER BROKER.
©2006 LTS BUILDERS See for yourself why LTS is the Poconos’ leader in custom-built homes and land sales!
PAGE 6—EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006
The Fifty Plus Club
by Edie DeVito, Chairperson
In spite of what we hoped about nutrition and what’s good close to home. Don’t hesitate to
would be, that being the beautiful for you – well – so is a good time join us and contact me for any
foliage, we traveled to Atlantic healthy for the body and soul. additional information at the
City in pouring rain. This didn’t Relieve those tensions and get Club’s hotline number at (570)
dampen our spirits as we knew away for an afternoon.Take advan- 643-4243. Wishing you all a
when the dice rolls, you win tage of a portion of the day out Happy Thanksgiving !!
some, you lose some. In any case,
we had a fun day out. Some mem-
bers chose to hit the slots, while
others walked the boardwalk, hit-
ting the new mall and the outlets. Carol Tallada displaying lunch for members.
A special thanks to Emerald
Lakes’ cook, Carol Tallada, for an
excellent lunch preparation at our
well attended October get-togeth-
Due to Election Day, there will
be no meeting of the Fifty Plus
Club (Tuesday, November 7).
Our next scheduled get-togeth-
er is Tuesday, December 5, at 12
Noon. Mark your calendar and
come and join us as at the Ray Young, Nick DeVito, and Rich Monguzzi.
Community Center for our
Holiday Celebration. For your
enjoyment, entertainment will be
provided as well as sharing a grab
bag prize.You know how we read
Hungry members at the lunch table.
Phyllis and Joe Shedlock and Art McDougal.
Enjoying a good laugh,
Art McDougal and
Members heavy into Dominos.
Birthday celebrations - Ruben Rivera, Joe Giordano,Tony
D’Addesa and Nereida Rivera.
EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006—PAGE 7
for information, I immediate- remind me that I am thankful the deadline I curse the chore
Family Matters ly realized how thankful I am
to have two kids that love
school and learning. They
for the fact that he loves me of having to pump out anoth-
and makes me feel beautiful er article but the fact is, it’s all
every day. He keeps me in I’ve ever wanted to do since
by Denise L. Wilson make good grades and they check, he’s a great dad and I’m 12 and here I am doing
are both healthy, not laying in every day after work he it. So I promise myself I will
Isn’t It Great to Be Alive looked him straight in the eye
a hospital bed somewhere comes home, shoes on and complain no more.
This morning when I woke and with as much enthusiasm
fighting a debilitating disease. all, instead of stopping off at a If you are one of those peo-
up, the first thing I thought as I could muster I said “Isn’t
Amazing what repeating six bar or going to hang out with ple who just can’t seem to
about was all the things I had it just great to be alive!!!” He
little words can do.And when the boys. find anything to be thankful
to do. Not a great way to start smiled and then went into the
my husband walks through At this moment, as I type for, be thankful that you woke
the day. At the top of my list bathroom to shower. It was at
the door tonight, tracking the end of this article I am up today and got to read my
was the cleaning I had put off that moment that I had to
wet leaves into the house on thankful that it is done. (Just article! Who knows, just
for the last two weeks and admit to myself that it was
his shoes that he refuses to kidding, sort of) But more maybe you’ll try this experi-
writing this article, which is great to be alive and saying
take off, I will say to myself than that, I am thankful for ment and find out there’s a
five days over-due. I huffed that sentence out loud had
“Isn’t it great to be alive!”That the opportunity to write. whole ‘nother way to finding
out of bed and made my way drained me of all my anger
one little sentence will Every month, two days before things to be thankful for.
to the kitchen to make a pot and frustration. Words are so
of coffee. I decided it would powerful.When he was done
be a good idea to write down showering I told him about
all the things I felt needed to my realization, and he said
be done. So I sat on the living great, now you have some- Youth Recreation ongoing programs
room couch and wrote it all thing to write your article
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS
down. Not such a good idea. about. Skeptical that my
On paper it looked like even mood shift was only tempo- CALL: 570-643-3395
more, and I could feel my rary, he and my daughter EARLY BIRD DROP OFF RECREATION PROGRAMS
anger and resentment grow at were still leaving the house.
having to complete all these That was okay, though, 7 a.m.-bus pick up
things on my only two days because I had decided to take &
off. this new found knowledge
No sooner did I put down and turn it into an experi- AFTER SCHOOL RECREATION PROGRAM
the pen and the tirade began. ment. Dismissal –6 p.m.
I started by cleaning up piles Every time I felt myself get-
Activities _ Swimming _ Arts & Crafts _ Sports _ Movies _ Homework
of accumulated stuff on ting angry and ready to com-
kitchen counters, chairs, the plain I’d repeat “Isn’t it great
floor, greeting each one of my to be alive,” and then I would Much More!!!!!!!
family members with not find something to be thankful
“good morning” but with for related to either the per- Sign up and show your support !!!!
“you know we have to clean son or the object that was at
up around here today!” and the root of my anger. For
“Why can’t anyone pick up instance, after begging my
after themselves?” Talk about
setting the tone. Needless to
say, I started getting everyone
kids for their dirty laundry, I
began sorting and started to
heat up at the fact that, had
• Brown or Green Stains?
grumpy. My husband imme- they given it to me through- FREE Water Test
diately decided it would be a out the week, as I asked, the • Hard Water?
good idea to shower and take laundry would already be
my 9-year-old to her school’s done. At that moment, I • Sulphur Smell?
Tricky Tray. My 12-year-old stopped in my tracks and said • Clogged Water Heaters?
disappeared into the office to to myself “Isn’t it great to be
work on her French project in alive!” With that, amidst all • Bacteria?
the hopes that would keep the dirty clothes, I realized I
her out of my line of fire. was thankful we could clothe
As I was still grumbling to ourselves and our kids and
myself, while straightening
up the bedroom, my husband
walked in, and I guess in a
that was one less thing we
had to worry about. The next
opportunity came about 15
WE HAVE THE ANSWER.
half thinking-out-loud kind minutes later when I looked We provide economical results
of way, I blurted out “you at the dining room table, and
know, if they would just clean my oldest daughter’s breakfast not high priced, high pressure hype.
their rooms and pick up after dishes were still there. On my
themselves…” Right then way to marching into the
and there he stopped me and office, where she was still
asked “are you ever going to
stop complaining? Can’t you
working on her school proj-
ect, I stopped again and said CALL TODAY H. John Davis
just once say ‘Isn’t it great to
be alive.’”What and spend an
entire day not complaining?
to myself “Isn’t it great to be
alive!” And as I opened the
door and saw her diligently
1-800-532-8283 Your Home Comfort
In an effort to humor him, I searching on the computer Experts for 55 Years
PAGE 8—EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006
CALLING ALL TEENS !!!
JOIN US FOR OUR TEEN FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS
WE ARE PLANNING EXCITING ACTIVITIES SPECIFICALLY FOR THE TEENS IN OUR
X BOX COMPETITIONS,
STEP TEAMS Emerald Lakes Mommy & me group painted pumpkins
AND MORE. for their fall arts and craft project.
HELP US PLAN THE EVENTS THAT YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU !!!
STOP BY THE COMMUNITY CENTER ON
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 3:15 – 5:30 p.m.
TO MEET WITH OTHER TEENS AND SHARE IDEAS
FORE MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 570-643-3395
WWW.ELACIN.ORG As we’re demonstrating here, you’re never too young to paint a pumpkin.
EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006—PAGE 9
Unity and Community football game played on October 21,
at the field next to the administration building, pitting
Emerald Lakes against Pocono Farms Country Club.
Victor Puello, quarterback prepares
to complete pass to Brian Cannonin. 2006
The holiday season is just around the corner and we are again planning to celebrate in Emerald Lakes.
The North Pole has notified us that with all the new houses and new families here in Emerald Lakes,
Santa has decided he needs to practice his Christmas Eve delivery route through the community so he
R&S doesn’t miss any of the new stops he will have to make on his big night.
On December 9, Santa will be practicing his new route from about 2:30 p.m. onward and will be
Van Pool stopping at the community center at 4:30 p.m. to help us sing some carols, light our tree and partake of
refreshments. He will have gifts for all the good boys and girls that live here in
CDL Licensed with 25 years Emerald Lakes.
of service, is now providing Stop at the Clubhouse or the Administration office to pick up a map of his route and the time he will be
transportation service from near your street so you can greet Santa and make him feel welcome!
teh Poconos to NYC. Pick up We invite all of you to enjoy the fellowship of the season with your friends and neighbors and ask that
points from Emerald Lake, you please join us.
Pinecrest, Pocono Pines and Schedule
Pocono Summit to the Port 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Santa’s practice run
Authority Bus Terminal at 4:30 to 5 p.m. — Caroling at the center
181st Street (George 5 p.m. — We light up the tree
Washington Bridge Terminal). 5 to 6 p.m. — Kid’s Party with Santa
5:30 pm. — Voluntary gift exchange
6 to 9 p.m. — Dinner
8 to ? - Variety Bingo (great prizes, TV, digital camera, DVD player tools and more)
The Emerald Grill will be serving a special turkey dinner for
For information and $5.95 [adults], $2.50 [children 4 to 10], toddlers [under 4] eat for free.
reservations please contact During dinner we will be showing the classic black and white version of Miracle on 34th Street
Mr. Sanders 347-523-0877 The bar will be open and be serving our usual selection of beverages, as well as some seasonal
Mrs. Sanders 347-573-5035 specialty drinks— including hot toddies, hot spiced apple cider and, hot buttered rum.
Don’t Forget, the Pool will be open 3-9:45pm
STEVE GOTTFRIED If you plan to bring your children under the age of 12 to the community center to
Bus: (570) 839-7710 Fax: (570) 839-8805 attend the party with Santa you need to preregister by December 1. Santa’s elves need to
Toll: (800) 423-2413 Cell: (570) 977-5095 know the ages and gender of the children you will be bringing to the party. Cost per child is
sgottfried@CBprre.com $3. Adults and children over 12 are welcome to participate in our gift exchange. To do this
you need to bring a wrapped gift to the center with you. If you bring a gift, you will receive
a gift. The gift should cost $3 to $5 and be gender neutral. Please stop by the community
center or the office to sign up for the party. If you have any question call the center at 646-
PHYLLIS RUBIN REAL ESTATE 8118 or the office at 646–2622
26C Pocono Blvd. • Mount Pocono, PA 18344
Each Office is Independently
Owned and Operated An Emerald Lake Resident Serving Your Needs
PAGE 10—EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006
November 2006 Volume 2
Kerry Decides Not to Run Fifty Plus Club Plans
Trip to Bathroom
What Does It Mean? DOWNTOWN EMERALD
LAKES, Pennsylvania (FNS)
Ticket prices for the trip are
a modest $2.50 for men and
BAHSTIN, Massachussets change my mind, that decision sible in order to save
(FNS) At his weekly press is final.” American lives. But not too Club president E. D. Daveedo $5 for the ladies. A special
conference before the New Asked about his latest posi- fast, of course. We need to recently announced a group Gold Key ticket is available for
England press corps John tion on the Iraq war Kerry date a definite date for with- ‘outing.’ According to $7.50 and comes with a guar-
Kerry announced drawal, keeping Daveedo, “This is our first trip antee of early seating. All tick-
he would not be in mind that the in which no bus is necessary. et prices include hand soap,
seeking the date might But demand for the trip has paper towels and other essen-
Democratic nomi- change is political been overwhelming. I think it’s tials. Members are urged to
nation for the conditions war- the broccoli and three-bean sign up soon as space is limit-
2008 presidential ranted it.” Asked salad lunches. My members ed.
run. “At the cur- what those just feel the need.”
rent moment I changed condi-
have no intention tions might be
fo seeking the Kerry said it
nomination of my party for offered, “I believe we should would be impossible to define
President in 2008. Unless I get out of Iraq as soon as pos- all the possibilities.
Stronger for Jan/Feb
OUTLANDISH, Montana an increase of as much as two noticeable.” When asked how
(FNS) Science teachers at pounds per square inch. Says the general public should
Northwest Montana State A & the good doctor, “Most early react he suggested, “Get plen-
M Junior College are predict- risers know that gravity is ty of rest, wear light clothing
ing stronger than normal grav- strongest between three and and speak in soft tones.”
ity for the January – February six in the morning. Try getting Scientists contacted at
timeframe. According to Dr. R. out of bed during those hours Houston’s Jet Propulsion
Kameedeez a combination of and you’ll recognize the effect. Laboratory were laughing too
cold temperatures and short We are predicting that this hard to comment coherently. Members who sign up for the trip will be treated
periods of sunshine will cause increase will be at least as
to state-of-the-art facilities, as pictured.
Hokie Pokie Really Is What It’s All About
Ancients Apparently Knew
Scholars working on a piece thy shaketh it all about. Thou come upon this, one of the
of the Dead Sea Scrolls have doth the Hokie Pokie and thou most important revelations in
made a startling discovery. turns thyself about, sayeth the the history of mankind is so
After working on one particu- Lord, and that’s what it’s all much more than I expected.”
larly difficult passage for sev- about.” Searchers are currently
eral years at least one transla- Master Translator Afiz Medz looking for additional scroll
tor of the material has come was reportedly stunned by his fragments in the caves near
up with a troubling find. The discovery. “I have always at the Dead Sea for supporting
translation has been verified once hoped and dreaded I information that would cast
by a number of experts in would find a great truth. But to further light the discovery.
ancient languages and seems
to be legitimate. In part, the Buz Whelan is a member of the League of Junior
scholars say, are the words
Achievement Journalism and a living example that slow
“Thou putteth thy left foot in,
thou takest thy left foot out, learners can be moderately productive. He is solely
thou putteth thy left foot in and responsible for the contents of this page.
EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006—PAGE 11
Household Hints Submitted by Eileen Avrich
Recently I attended a meet- of water a day are exported to 3-5 gallons every minute) not only are a waste of water, • Don’t use the toilet as a
ing of the Brodhead New York City and northeast- • Fill the tub halfway (save but a waste of the energy wastebasket and don’t flush it
Watershed Association. I ern New Jersey. In all, the 10-15 gallons) (and money) used to heat unnecessarily.
found it very interesting. Like Basin comprises 13,539 • Install water-saving toi- that water. • Don’t let the water run
most of you, I have a well and square miles, including about lets, shower heads and faucet • Run the dishwasher & while washing dishes.
consider myself informed on 782 miles of Bay and 12,757 aerators. washing machine only when • Don’t water lawn during
its upkeep. But in reality square miles of land area in or full. Save even more water by the heat of the day; up to
we’re all part of a bigger pic- five states. • Place a plastic bottle filled using the short cycle. 90% of water used to sprin-
ture, namely the Delaware Whatever each individual with water in your toilet tank • Front loading washing kle lawns can be lost through
River Basin. homeowner can do to help if you can’t switch to a low machines reduce water usage evaporation from soil and
Did you know that over 7.5 in water conservation can flow toilet by about 40%. plants.
million people live in the help the big picture. • Repair leaky faucets & • Use a self-closing nozzle • Don’t use water to clean
Delaware River Basin, but Recommendations from turn taps off tightly. Slow on your hose. sidewalks or driveways,
nearly twice that many drink the Delaware River Basin are: drips waste about 15-20 gal- • Position your down- sweep them instead.
its water. 740 million gallons • Take shorter showers (save lons a day and hot water leaks spouts so rain water runs I hope I’ve given you
onto the lawn or into a gar- something to think about.We
den, not down the driveway. usually only hear about con-
They do not recommend servation measures in times
the following: of draught, but since we are
• Don’t run the water while not creating new water
shaving, washing your sources we have to protect
hands, brushing your teeth. the ones we have and keep
Faucets use 2-3 gallons a them pristine for future gen-
Association President Rich Heuston addressed guests at a
luncheon given for Emerald Lakes Association volunteers.
The luncheon, held at the Emerald Lakes Community
Center on Saturday October 14 was in appreciation for the
work Association volunteers do the year ‘round. Certificates
of appreciation, suitable for framing, were awarded to the
Ad Rates f or 2006 in this ne wsletter
Business Card ads $50 10” ad $125
Half Page $315 Full Page $490
Add $20 for Spot Color; Add $50 for Full Color
Contact Journal Newspapers at 800-822-5334
and ask for Seth x302, or E-mail to
again attention Seth.
Special “pick-up” rates available for ads in the weekly
Journal of the Pocono Plateau or The Journal-Herald and our monthly
publications, The News of The Poconos, The Journal-Valley Views, and
The Journal Mountaintop. Rates are also available for other Pocono association
newsletters produced by Journal Newspapers, including A Pocono Country
Place, Pocono Farms and Pocono Farms East in Tobyhanna; Arrowhead Lake
and Locust Lake Village in Pocono Lake; Brier Crest Woods, Sierra View and
Stonecrest Park in Blakeslee; Greenwood Acres; Stillwater Lakes in Pocono
Summit; Thornhurst Country Club in Thornhurst; Tanglwood Lakes in
Greentown; Birchwood Lakes, Marcel Lake Estates and Wild Acres in
Dingmans Ferry; Conashaugh Lakes and Pocono Water Forest in Milford;
Indian Mountain Lake, Towamensing Trails, Holiday Pocono and Mount
Answers on page 12. Pocahontas in Albrightsville; and Hickory Hills in White Haven.
PAGE 12—EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006
Join us at the Community Center CAPTAIN HAPPY’S
Sunday & Monday Night Football Chimney Cleaning & Repairs
Only trust your chimney to a CSIA certified sweep
are Back!!! Fully Insured
Grill: Seafood Night 6pm-8pm
Monday Night Football menu 8pm until
start of 4 quarter 570-643-5060
Stewart R. Possinger
Bar: 6pm – 11:30 (or end of game)
Answers from page 11.
P.O. Box 478, Route 940 • Pocono Lake, PA 18347
See Menus Water
24-HOUR WELL PUMP SERVICE
FREE WATER ANALYSIS
on page 18
Every Community Has At Least
One Realtor Like Linda Hobbs.
In Emerald Lakes,
It’s Linda Hobbs.
Your Personal Real Estate Advisor For Life!
RE/MAX of the Poconos
14 Knob Road Cell Phone(570) 242-1644
Mt. Pocono, PA 18344 Linda Direct (570) 839-0321
570-839-9191 Call for free cost marketing analysis.
EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006—PAGE 13
Women’s Club News
by Eileen Avrich, President
On Thursday, October 12 (Turkey and Pot Roast with The view from the outside
we had an enjoyable after- all the toppings). Lunch was deck was breathtaking. I per-
noon at Penn’s Peak rocking wonderful. sonally would recommend
to the music and humor of After lunch we had a mar- Penn’s Peak. They did a
King Henry’s Rockin the velous time listening to superb job.
Boat Show. King Henry’s group. They Remember our meetings
We started out with Penn’s took us all around the world are the 3rd Thursday of each
Peak trademark lunch in one afternoon. month. Please come down
Above, King Henry takes us ashore to New Orleans
and join us for an evening.
Liberty Rings Through with
Quality, Choice and Value.
• 3 Bedrooms
• Cathedral Ceilings
• Deck • Appliances
• 2 Car Garage
starting at: Above left to right: Rich Monguzzi, Barbara Monguzzi, Don
Bishop, Joan Petillo, Millie Bishop, Bobby Behrmann, Jean
$125,900* Home Only
Petersen and Claire Abazzio.
• 3 Bedrooms including a
• Enormous great room
$131,900* Home Only Shown with optional skylights.
HILLSIDE Above left to right: Joe Shedlock, Phyllis Shedlock, Eileen
Avrich, RayYoung, Fran Young and Edie DeVito.
• 3 or 4 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• Lots of bonus space
• Home office or playroom SC RATCH T
• Gas heat SALE TRASH BINS - AL
L ON SALE
starting at: S, AR BORS, BRIDGES,
Shown with optional stone. $159,900* On All In-Stock Units
6 Months, Units Sold As-Is
Ask about our special first time home buyer programs. No Interest, Sheds
For a year ’round or vacation home, trust Liberty Homes, Playsets
the company building great homes for over 25 years. Picnic Tables
www.libertyhomesPA.com Gazebos Hours:
866-4 YOUR HOME Playhouses Wednesday- Monday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Office - Rt. 940, Pocono Lake Swing Sets CLOSED Tuesday
In The Beautiful Poconos
*Prices as of 10.17.06 and are subject to change without notice. Ask about financing.
Pocono Peddler’s Village Route 611 & Stadden Road, Tannersville
PAGE 14—EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006
EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006—PAGE 15
D i re c t o r y o f S e r v i c e s EMERGENCY: DIAL “911”
Classifieds FOR ALL LISTED BELOW
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS For Sale - Wood Chipper, 5.5 Fire Depts.:
hp, barely used. $150 Call Pocono Summit,
EMERGENCY (fire, police and ambulance) ..911 646-8669. Tunkhannock
ELA Office ................................646-2622 Semper-Fi-Caps-CPR/First Aid Pocono Mountain Regional E.M.S.
& Safety Training, Paul Capoz-
Security ......................................643-3385 zoli, Emerald Lakes, PA. 570-
Pocono Mountain Regional
Community Center ....................646-8118 GOVERNMENT:
Happy Birthday Municipal Buildings
Game Commission ....................420-3754
Alice!!! Tobyhanna Twp., 646-1212
Dog Warden ..............................629-1099 Tunkhannock Twp., 646-3008
PA State Legislative District
SPCA..........................................421-6761 loving husband, Thomas M. Tigue, LOCATION:
Steve 1-800-894-0960 E.L.A. Mailing Addresses
118th District, (Long Pond, PA 18334)
P. O. Box 68 (Box #) – Emerald Blvd.
Classified Brodheadsville,PA 18322
PA State Senators
(Box #) – Crow Trail
James Rhoades, (Box #) – Glade Drive
Section Begins Mahanoy City,
(next to basketball court at
(by dumpster area)
Mt. Pocono, 383-2535 UTILITIES:
As announced in last months Emerald Congressional District Telephone Co.:
News we have begun a classified adver- Paul E. Kanjorski, (Commonwealth) 1-800-225-5282
825-2200 Electric Co.: (PPL) 1-800-642-4481
tisement section. The price is $10 for 25 11th District Cable: (Blue Ridge) 1-800-464-9333
words and 10 cents for each additional U.S. Senators POST OFFICES:
Arlen Specter, Scranton, Long Pond,
word. Bold face type is $2 extra. If you 346-2006 Long Pond, PA 18334
want to announce a yard sale, sell a snow Rick Santorum, Scranton, 646-7704
344-8799 Pocono Summit, PA 18346
blower or wish a family member “Happy Route 940
Birthday,” here’s your chance. All entries
must be limited to 50 words or less. Space
is not unlimited, so be first to get in. We’ll Giacalone Chiropractic
run the ads on a first come, first served 24 Hour Dr. Joseph Giacalone
basis. If you have questions, e-mail Fitness
711 Route 940
Pocono Summit, Pa 18346
Most Insurances Accepted • Auto Accidents & Workers Comp. Injuries
Corporate Wellness and Safety Programs
PAGE 16—EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006
AR Get You Movin’!
BY PAND! .
MT. POCONO OFFICE
FREE (570) 839-2240 Dial Direct
(800) 252-4572 Toll Free
*Certain restrictions apply
Mt. Pocono Plaza, Ste. 15, #601
Rte. 940, Mt. Pocono, PA 18344
Evening & Weekend
*When you sell your home through us, we’ll
give you $350 to help you move! It’s that
simple. Your money can be used at any AAA
Moving & Storage location for local or long
distance Mayflower moves, U-Haul rentals,
Call today for a free home analysis!
moving boxes or storage units. www.wilkins1.com • e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIST WITH THE BEST SELLERS
EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006—PAGE 17
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(8/05 – 8/06)
President, Richard Heuston Vice President, Robert Marinello
Secretary, Stephan Valent Treasurer, Fredie Dunn
Director, John Avrich Director, David Pope
(Community Mgr./Alex Konopka) (Mtgs. Held 4th Sat. of each month)
ARC COMMITTEE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Barbara Monguzzi Chairperson: Buz Whelan
Co-chairs: Judy White Liaison: Stephan Valent
Mary Engel Meeting: As needed
Liaison: Rich Heuston Time: To be announced
Meeting: As needed
Advise/assist Board of Directors in informing
Time: To be announced
members about purpose/function of the Association
Recommend to the Board of Dirs. actions relative to and its activities through Association newsletter and
architecture & environmental issues within Emerald website www.elainc.org
Lakes and assure maintenance of the character of
FINANCE COMMITTEE MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Fred Dunn Chairperson: Joe Olal
Liaison: Bob Marinello Liaison: George Haab
Meeting: 2nd Sat. of month – As needed Meeting: 2nd Thurs. of month
Time: 9:30 a.m.– Community Ctr. Time: 9:30 a.m. – Community Center
Recommend to the Board actions to efficiently To assess the maintenance needs of Emerald Lakes
control the Community financial operations, and make recommendations to the Board of
including preparation of annual budget. Directors.
PLANNING COMMITTEE SECURITY COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Steve Valent Chairperson: Alex Konopka
Liaison: Fred Dunn Liaison: Steve Valent
Meeting: 3rd Sat. of month - Quarterly Meeting: 3rd Tues. of month – As needed
Time: 9:30 a.m.– Community Ctr. Time: 9:30 a.m. – Community Center
Study/evaluate trends in the Association & To assess the security needs of Emerald Lakes and
surrounding communities to assist Board setting make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
goals for the Community.
RULES & REGULATIONS COMMITTEE REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Dolores Sears-Horton Chairperson: Buz Whelan
Liaison: Joe Giordano Liaison: David Pope
Meeting: As needed Meeting: 2nd Sat. of month – Bi-monthly
Time: To be announced Time: 9:30am - Community Center
Recommend to the Board of Directors, actions by To act confidentially and recommend to the Board
which the affairs of the Association shall be of Directors courses of action relative to the
regulated. acquisition of real property and its retention for
future use or its disposition to generate income or
other benefits for the furtherment of the
Think of your home as an investment.
community’s best interest.
CRIME WATCH WELCOMING COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Nick DeVito
Liaison: Rich Heuston Chairperson: Judy White
Sell your home with a business plan.
Meeting: 1st Sat. of month – As needed Liaison: Rich Heuston
Time: 9:30 am – Community Center Meeting: 1st Sat. of month
Time: 9:30am - Community Center
Volunteers patrol community and provide back up
Use a professional to initiate that plan.
security at scheduled events.
COMMUNITY CENTER COMMITTEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Bob Marinello
Liaison: Joe Giordano Chairperson: Dave Pope
Meeting: 2nd Tues. of month Co-Chairs: George Haab
Time: 10:00 am - Comm. Ctr. Meeting: 1st Sat. of month – Bi-monthly
Time: 9:30am – Com. Ctr.
FIFTY PLUS CLUB WOMEN'S CLUB
Chairperson: Eileen Avrich
Chairperson: Edie DeVito Meeting: 3rd Thurs. of month
Co-Chairs: Nereida Rivera & Time: 12:00 p.m. – Com. Ctr.
Meeting: 1st Tues. of month
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Com. Ctr. To develop the educational, civic and social
POCONO RESORTS REALTY
Promote the health, safety & welfare of the interests of the Association’s members.
members and develop and maintain a spirit of
camaraderie & good fellowship among its members
through an organized program of social,
recreational, fraternal, educational, cultural and
Lake Harmony Office
Route 940 Lake Harmony
Mahoning Valley Office
Mahoning Valley Office
Absolute Chimney Service
• Gas, oil, coal or wood chimneys
Blakeslee Boulevard Dr. West need annual inspections.
Blakeslee Boulevard Dr. West • Chimney Sweeping
Lehighton, PA • Accessory Sales - Caps, Top Sealing
Dampers, Hearth Rugs, etc. (See our website)
• Relining & Diagnosis of Smoking Problems.
• Clothes Dryer Vents Installed.
Call (570) 325-8131
Toll Free 1-888-833-6645
Visit us online at www.PRR1.com chimney.cpals.com
Paul White — Certified and Insured
PAGE 18—EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006
Letter to the Editor
To Whom It May Concern: a PA or NY license, but he Emerald Lakes respond, builders who are messing The contractor we write
(which is probably had insurance and his according to their insurance up our road and violating about should not be allowed
nobody) license in Puerto Rico had company they cannot get OUR RULES and REGULA- to drive on Emerald Lake
Dear Editor, expired without his notice, involved. So my question is TIONS are fine for the dam- Roads until this claim is set-
This letter is a form of a the accident was cause by a why do we pay dues if in the ages that are causing to our tled or better yet he should
complaint to issues with company that was double dues the community insur- road and our properties. Not be banned from Emerald
Emerald Lakes. park on Clover road with ance is paid and they cannot to the Homeowners who are Lakes.
At the beginning of the out any cones or anything to protect us. trying to keep up with their Sincerely
year Robert O’Grady con- warn drivers that he was sta- Mr. Musto should be out properties by making them Alba Figueroa
tacted a contractor to come tion there. What was there making sure that the beautiful. Robert O’Grady
and do an addition to his
home. To his understanding
when you hired a contractor Opinion
they are the one who
required to file all appropri- The Emerald News:Why We Do What We Do
ate permits. He was under by Buz Whelan
the impression that he had
done so, he had this addi- From time to time I‘m Only the editor-in-chief and believe are not in the best we try very hard to do that.
tion done to the property approached by people who the managing editor would interests of the community. We must also provide a
and know he received a fine, comment favorably and be authorized to deal with To be sure, the Board can forum for members to
stating that he didn’t submit unfavorably on the Emerald the publisher. All submis- respond with arguments of exchange ideas and air
a permit for his addition. It News. There isn’t much I sions would go through us. its own in answer to criti- grievances. And we should
is only $50. He paid it with- need to say to the favorable This is not unusual for a cism, but a forum is assured. entertain, to keep our read-
out realizing that if Emerald commenters; you like the newspaper; it is the normal The separation of the ership interested.
Lakes doesn’t have any con- paper, and I appreciate your manner of business. To the Board and the paper is good One of the most common
trol in the way builders saying so. But those who credit of the Board of for the same reasons that complaints I get is from
operate in the community, make unfavorable comments Directors, it has honored American newspapers oper- people who say they don’t
how do you expect the resi- have valid opinions, too, and that agreement scrupulously. ate independently of the like negativity in the paper. I
dent to control the builders. they deserve an explanation I believe that is a good thing American government. And understand that, but if you
Fines are being given to of why we operate the way for our community. we feel the same obligations have a complaint, doesn’t
homeowners for cutting we do. This in no way implies that those papers feel. Those that complaint deserve to be
trees down to improve their When I assumed the edi- that the power of the editors elected to govern must be heard? Even if you’re railing
properties, why not give it torship of the paper, I did it is absolute. The Board still free to communicate with against me, I’ll protect your
to the builders when they with the understanding that reserves the right to remove the members of the com- right of access to the same
cut down trees that are more the paper would be allowed an editor or editors should munity. We must also keep public forum I have. I hope
than 3”, why does rules to operate independently, they abuse the trust. But the community informed of I’ve proven that by now.
only applied to the home- rather than be a mouthpiece what this agreement does past, ongoing and future I welcome your com-
owners. for the Board of Directors, a mean is that we can criticize projects and activities, and ments.
An outside contractor house organ, so to speak. policies and projects we
who performs work within
Emerald Lakes backed his
Ford 250 truck into my van
on Cinnamon Trail causing
over $3,000 of damage to
the minivan. When proof of Eat In Only
insurance was requested
from him, he was not able
to provided it, The local Shrimp Kabobs  $3.77 Steamers $4.77
Cajun or teriyaki
police and the state police Mozzarella Sticks  $3.00
can not do anything about it Shrimp Cocktail  $3.77 Shrimp Basket w/fries $4.95
because it is an a private Butterfly Shrimp  $3.77
community. How does this plain or buffalo
Chicken Fingers $3.77
protect the homeowners
Steamers [1 lb] $4.77 Burger/Cheeseburger $2.50
when someone with out
insurance causes damages of Chicken Fingers $3.77 Side of French Fries $1.00
this extreme and Emerald plain or buffalo Hot Dog $1.50
Lakes do not protect us by Side of Fries $1.00 Add kraut or chili for $.25 each
requesting proof of insur-
Onion Rings $1.75 Fried Shrimp (6) $3.77
ance when they are doing
their work on our private Mug of Bud Draft $1.00 Dozen Wings $4.77
BBQ, hot, teriyaki, jack daniels
Jose Gonzalez had an acci- Flavored Martini $3.00 Mug of Bud $1.00
apple, watermelon, peach, apricot
dent on Clover Road, yes we
are aware that he didn’t have
Can of the Week $1.00
EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006—PAGE 19
Who among us doesn’t sale! permits, that must be worked
have ‘stuff’ cluttering up The principle is simple. We out. Perhaps the association
his/her garage, shed, attic or pick a target weekend, maybe could negotiate with the two
other spaces? It could be that Memorial Day, July 4 or some controlling jurisdictions to
gift that doesn’t go with your other long warm weather obtain a blanket permit.
décor, or the duplicate of weekend likely to provide a Maybe we’d have to get them
something you already have. few days of yard sale weather. individually. But this can all
It could be the appliance We begin soon to prepare, be worked out; that’s why we
you’ve upgraded, but can’t leaving 6 or more months to allow a long lead time.
throw out because it still get it right. Our community So what about it, Emerald
works. Maybe it’s the toys association places ads in local Lakers? Do you like the idea?
your kids have outgrown, or papers to attract thousands of Would you participate? Write And here we go! The launch sequence begins.
all the things you cleaned out bargain hunters. On the tar- and let us know. You may
of a deceased relative’s home. get weekend, everyone who drop off your notes at the
Whatever, you have things wants to participate puts out administration office or e-
you’d like to sell to someone their sale items in the yard or mail us at email@example.com.
who can use them. But along the driveway. The We’re hoping to hear from
organizing and advertising attraction for the shoppers, you.
for a yard sale seems more which we make clear in the Clarification
trouble than it’s worth, espe- advertising, is that in one In our editorial for the
cially when there’s no guar- concentrated area they have September edition of the
antee you can attract a many, many opportunities to Emerald News we offered for
crowd. shop and save. consideration a proposal to
Do we have a solution for At least one community in build a sports and entertain-
you! Westchester, NY already does ment complex. Comments
Here’s our proposal: we this on an annual basis. we received indicated that
hold a community wide yard There are details, such as some thought this was a
project proposed by the
Guidelines for Submissions Board of Directors.This is not Airborne! He’s really flying! What does a daredevil pilot
true. The responsibility for think at a time like this? “I sure hope that water ain’t cold.”
All submissions must include the name of the author and a
the proposal is strictly that of
telephone number where s/he can be reached for verification.
All photos must be accompanied by caption information. this newspaper. When the
Please specify location, date and, where appropriate, the occa- Board or its members have a
sion. Photos that have people as the principal focus must communication of any kind
include the first and last names of the pictured individuals. for the community we will
Rough drafts are acceptable. The staff is happy to correct identify it clearly as such. An
grammar and punctuation, and edit the article to journalistic example is the monthly
standards. President’s Message, usually
As with any newspaper we prefer prose to poetry. Please put printed on page 2 of each
your thoughts in that form. Poetry should be saved for a future issue. For more on the rela-
tionship between the Board
All submissions should be dropped off at the Administration
and the News see the opin-
Building or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ion article opposite.
Publishing and Advertising:
JOURNAL NEWSPAPERS of PA, INC.
PLEASE Emerald News 211 Main Street
White Haven, PA 18661
News for the Emerald Lakes Community (570) 443-8321
NOTE: 32nd Year, 8th Issue www.elainc.org
The Official Communication of the
Publishers of community association newsletters, as well as Any landing your can walk away from is a good one.
And, yes, the water is very cold!
The speed Emerald Lakes Association, Inc.
Journal of the Pocono Plateau, News of The Poconos and
432 STERLING ROAD
ROUTE 196, MT. POCONO
EMERALD LAKES ASSOCIATION, INC.,
1 Glade Drive, Long Pond PA 18334
on ALL Emerald NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL STAFF:
Buz Whelan, Editor-in-Chief
Lakes Denise L. Wilson, Managing Editor
Steve Valent, Liason to the Board of Safety & Security Editor
roads is Bob Marinello, Feature Writer
Eileen Avrich, Don Alvarez, Edie DeVito, Contributing Columnists
20 MPH – The Emerald News serves the property owners and residents of Emerald Lakes. It is published six times
annually by Journal Newspapers, Inc. for the Emerald Lakes Association, under the directorship of the
Auto • Home • Commercial • Life
Articles appearing in the Emerald News are presented as a community service. They do not necessarily
represent the views of the Emerald Lakes Association, Inc. Letters from readers are welcome. All letters
are subject to condensation by the editors. The acceptance of advertising in The Emerald News does not 570-839-2600
ENFORCED constitute endorsement by Emerald Lakes Association, Inc. or Journal Newspapers, Inc. Position of adver-
tising is neither implied nor guaranteed. All advertising is subject to acceptance by the editor and publish-
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9-5
Above All in Service
er. The publisher is not responsible for errors in ads or claims made by advertisers.
Thanks! © 2006 Tuesday & Thursday 9-6; Saturday 9-12
Other Hours by Appointment
Representing Multiple Companies,
Rentals & Seasonal Dwellings
Low Cost Motorcycle Insurance
PAGE 20—EMERALD NEWS, NOVEMBER 2006