January 2012 A Private Residential Community
B oard of Direc tors
N ext meet ing will be he ld a t the “J ” Cl u b h o u s e o n
Janua ry 21, 2012 at 10am
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w hen s t ude nts a re g oing to a nd fr o m cl as s .
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Board of Directors 2011 Club And Committee Meetings
Phyllis Haase........................................President Get involved in your community – Attend! Deadline for
Peggy Cooney..............................Vice President
Clubs Newspaper Articles is
Garden & Craft:
Francesca Carter....................................Director 3rd Wednesday, 1 p.m., J-Clubhouse the 10th of the month.
Burt Ebel...............................................Director Nickels:
Natasha Lazor.......................................Director Wednesdays 7 p.m. at the Community Building The Communication Information Committee (CIC) reserves the right to
Seniors: edit and make changes to any articles submitted for publication.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 12 noon, J-Clubhouse
Meets every 3rd
Saturday of the month Committees Section
Budget & Finance/Auditing:
No January Meeting
unless otherwise posted Building & Architecture: Section Name Telephone (894)
Members in Good Standing 1st Saturday of the month, 11am. A David/Cathi ARMANINI 9805
May Attend Community Building B David/Cathi ARMANINI 9805
To contact the Board,
e-mail email@example.com CIC: C Jeanette CARTOLANO 5723
Disclaimer: Last Thursday of the month 10 a.m. All sub D Lillian Peterson BURRUS 1920
The articles, notices, advertisements and any other printed material
committees meet as necessary. E Alan/Linda ISLER 9484
contained within this newspaper may or may not necessarily
express, imply or reflect the actual views or opinions of our A Communications: F Alan/Linda ISLER 9484
Pocono Country Place Board of Directors.
G Angela CARBONERI 4644
Community Brunch, Closed for the winter
G Bonnie COOGAN 1211
Administration Extensions Crime/Neighborhood Watch:
H Mike COOGAN 1211
Administrative Main Offices...........................570-894-8356
1st Monday of the month, 1 p.m. J Mike COOGAN 1211
Community Manager..................................Bob Kimble 110 Community Building K Bill TERMINELLO / Ruth TOMMAZZOLI 0985
Executive Administrative Assistant.........Denese Depeza 122
Accounts Receivable...................................................... 116 Environmental: L James UZCATEGUI-GAYMON 2701
Accounts Payable................................Sandra Anderson 115 Will meet as needed during
Controller.............................................Dorothy Burton 129
Recreation Coordinator...............................Don Alvarez 118 January, February and March
Communications Coordinator................ Chris Yankovic 126
Human Resources.............................Cassandra Webster 133
Info Systems Coordinator...........................Micky Denig 124
Meets When Necessary
Receptionist...............................................Yvonne Cain 110
Maintenance Director......................Phil Lazowski 894-1317
Welcome Center Main..........................................894-4031
Front Desk Manager..............................Marge Ravalese 219 2nd Thursday of the month, 10:30a.m. Board of Supervisors Regular Meetings
Building & Architecture..............................Ana DeJesus 217 1st & 3rd Tuesdays - 7 p.m.
Guest Registration..............................................................1 Community Building
Rules Enforcement: Parks and Recreation Commission
Emergency Phone Numbers Meets when Necessary (Members Only) 2nd Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.
Police/Fire/Ambulance............................................911 Community Building
State Police.......................................................839-7701 To include information about your committee here, please Planning Commission
Road Kill Hotline...................................................420-3754 submit it to the Newspaper Team no later than the 2nd Monday - 7 p.m.
24 Hour Animal Cruelty Hotline..................1-866-601-7722 10th of the month.
All above meetings are held in the Municipal
Public Safety Welcome Center Building
Please dial carefully when calling Public Safety. 5550 Memorial Boulevard (Route 611),
Urgent Calls.........................................................894-1310 Reception Hours Tobyhanna
Saturday to Wednesday Pocono Mountain School Board
A-H (Welcome Center)................................894-4031
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays - 7 p.m.
J Guard House..............................................894-1318 Thursday to Friday Location may vary on campus in Swiftwater.
KL Guard House...........................................894-4202
8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
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COMMUNITY MANAGER’S UPDATE
By Bob Kimble
Happy New Year! difﬁcult process of rebuilding. being damaged, such as boulders. Nothing I would like to invite anyone interested in
As we welcome in 2012 and say goodbye As we wait for Old Man Winter to rear should be placed in the right-a-ways. We volunteering on the Election Committee
to 2011 we reﬂect upon all the changes on his ugly head I would like to remind all also ask that you be patient with the main- and any of our other committees to sign up.
our mountain and in the world. Many of residents of the snow removal process. Our tenance team as they work on keeping our Please contact my assistant Denese Depeza
us will also be welcoming our troops back Maintenance Department will be working residents safe. at ext. 122 if interested in volunteering.
home for the holiday season. We would like round the clock to clean and maintain our Most of you by now should have received In closing, I would like to remind all
to thank all military families for the sacri- roads during snow storms. I would like to ask the annual mailing. You will also notice that members of our monthly board meetings.
ﬁces that they have made towards the pres- all residents to take every precaution you there was no increase in the Association’s Our Board of Directors meetings are held
ervation of our country’s freedom. can, to make sure that you are not hinder- 2012 annual dues. Copies of the annual on the third Saturday of each month at
This year the Poconos and surround- ing the snow removal efforts of our Mainte- budget are available at the Administration 10:00 am. This month’s meeting will be on
ing towns experienced some unseasonable nance Department. ofﬁce and online on the Association’s web- Saturday January 21st in the J-Clubhouse.
weather. We saw tropical storms, heavy Some of the things that you can do to site for viewing. In this year’s mailing you We hope to be in our newly remodeled E-
rains, which caused sink holes and ﬂooded help would be to remove totes from the should have also received a 2012 calendar. Clubhouse for February’s meeting. If you are
roads and the historic ﬂooding of North East roadway as soon as your garbage is picked up. This is our ﬁrst annual calendar and it show- unable to make it to our monthly meetings
Pennsylvania resulting in the evacuation of Please do not intentionally put any items by cases upcoming events, so that you can plan printed copies are available at the Adminis-
Wilkes Barre. As with all things the resi- your driveway that could lead to our mainte- accordingly. tration Building. Minutes can also be viewed
dents picked up the pieces and started the nance equipment or your personal property With elections less than six months away, on the Association’s website.
By Chief Dan Yeager
I hope that everyone has enjoyed a hap- Please remember that parking on the Services is implementing stricter guidelines sponsored CPR/AED, and First Aid train-
py and safe holiday season. roadways is against the rules of A Pocono governing the operation of Quick Response ing to residents of our community. As long
With the beginning of a new year, many Country Place. This rule is enforced and Services, such as the one that is currently as there is community interest, we will spon-
hopes and aspirations surround us. Not only violators will be issued a citation. This is operated from our department. Having sor more of these events. As the New Year
should we make resolutions to ourselves strongly enforced especially during and im- more of our ofﬁcers certiﬁed at a higher comes upon us, we are beginning to organize
and our families, but we should also resolve mediately following snow storms when it is level will only beneﬁt the service that we community programs that will be sponsored
to help make our community a safe and extremely important that our maintenance are providing. by the Public Safety Department. Many of
wonderful one that we can all be proud of. If department has the ability to effectively The community Crime Watch organi- these programs will be visited by our own
each of us took the time to help watch over plow roadways. The need for efﬁcient ac- zation is supported by members who want McGruff – The Crime Dog. McGruff will
our immediate neighbors, we could create cess may be required for emergency vehicles to rid their neighborhoods of criminal ele- distribute literature and discuss safety with
an impact that could only beneﬁt us all. such as police, EMS, and Fire Department ments and preserve a better way of life. Your children of the community. We are also
During poor weather, it is a good idea to emergencies. participation with this organization would seeking ideas for programs that community
check on elderly or disabled persons. if you The Public Safety Department has re- be greatly appreciated. The Crime Watch members would like. Please submit ideas to
have a concern for a neighbor, call the Pub- cently enrolled two ofﬁcers in the state cer- group meets on the ﬁrst Monday of each my email at chief@apoconocountryplace.
lic Safety dispatch center and we can have tiﬁed EMT course. I hope to have them cer- month at the E Clubhouse. For the winter com.
an ofﬁcer stop by and check on a friend or tiﬁed and running on our QRS units by mid months, the meeting time is 1:00pm. Thank you for allowing me to serve your
neighbor as well. summer. The Bureau of Emergency Medical The Public Safety Department recently community.
By Nancy Timpone, REO
Hoping everyone had a nice holiday of the driveway. The guys behind the put out your recycling on your day of when we get bad snow weather the totes
with family and friends. This is the start truck cannot go pass the 10 ft. easement pickup which would be Monday or Tues- cannot be on the road. When the plow
of New Year 2012. The weather has been onto your property to empty out your tote day Check your newsletter for the dates trucks come by they will drag your tote
holding up. (pail). for each section. As I drive around the away and it is not their responsibility to
There have been some issues that keep Please understand that this community residents have their recycling out on differ- get it back or go around them. They have
coming up. One of the issues is that some is very large and the garbage truck cannot ent days and not on the right day for that a job to do as well, and that is to clean the
of the residents are not putting out their keep coming back to pick up garbage that section. Also, residents are putting toast- roads. If your tote gets buried when the
garbage totes the night before or before 5 the residents forgot to put out on time. If ers, kids toys, broken plastic lawn chairs, plow comes through, then you need to
a.m. the day of the garbage pickup. The the garbage truck went back to pick up the car parts, etc. in the recycling pail. Those shovel it out so Mascaro can pick up your
animals get into the trash and make a mess trash that residents put out late, they would items are not recyclable. Mascaro will not trash. They don’t shovel or climb snow
but it is up to the resident to clean up their end up leaving here in the dark. Mascaro pick it up and they will tag it and notify banks to get to your totes.
property. I drive around and I check to see has to get to the dump to get rid of all trash the Rules Enforcement Ofﬁcer as to the of- If you have any questions or concerns,
if the totes are out on roadside or they are from the truck. fenders. please call this ofﬁce at (570) 894-8159
sitting against the house or in the middle The second issue is recycling. Only As far as the weather is concerned, Exts 210 (1) or 211(2)
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SCAVELLO ISSUES STATEMENT ON STATE REAPPORTIONMENT PLAN
HARRISBURG – Following to- having all of its representatives as- Women Voters and the Greater Po- federal legal requirements.
day’s vote by the Legislative Re- signed to the county and the new cono Chamber of Business, helped
apportionment Commission on senator living within the county. demonstrate the need for changes Each Pennsylvania House
the ﬁnal reapportionment plan for This is a signiﬁcant change from within the county. member will represent approxi-
Pennsylvania House and Senate years past. mately 62,000 residents. The pop-
districts, state Rep. Mario Scavel- “With more people seek- ulation of an area is deﬁned by the
lo (R-Monroe) issued the following “These changes were accom- ing to make Monroe County their latest U.S. Census count.
statement on the changes expect- plished by the strong bipartisan home, it was crucial to make sure
ed to take place in Monroe County support of my colleagues Repre- the makeup of legislative districts Although today’s hearing was
under the plan: sentatives Mike Peifer, Rosemary within the county and the number the ﬁnal vote on the plan by the com-
Brown and Mike Carroll. Each of us of seats representing Monroe were mission, there are still court chal-
“Monroe County has achieved personally spoke to our respective paid special attention.” lenges that need to be addressed
a signiﬁcant win under the new leaders to ask for improved distri- before the plan is ultimately put
Pennsylvania reapportionment bution of the districts in order to Redistricting is the adjustment into effect in early 2012.
plan – out of 67 counties it is the better serve the people of Monroe of boundaries of election districts
only one to pick up a new House County. within a jurisdiction that may be
seat and a new Senate seat due necessary every 10 years because State Representative
to the county’s extraordinary popu- “I also want to thank those of population changes based on Mario Scavello
lation growth that has taken place citizens who took the time to the U.S. Census. The primary pur- 176th District, Pennsylvania
over the past decade. write, email and appear in person pose of redistricting is to ensure House of Representatives
to the public hearing on redistrict- that districts have equal popula- Contact: Tricia Lehman
“In addition, due to the chang- ing. Your input, along with the sup- tion sizes (mandated by the Penn- firstname.lastname@example.org
es in the makeup of each district, port of local organizations such as sylvania Constitution) and that the 717.772.9840
Monroe County will beneﬁt from the Pocono Record, the League of districts meet all other state and MarioScavello.com
The Monroe County Mu-
nicipal Waste Management
Authority’s Electronic Re-
cycling Drop-Off Program
is now accepting electronics
from residents and munici-
palities free of charge due to
the changes in electronic re-
cycling laws. Let’s keep old
electronics out of the landﬁll
and into the hands of respon-
sible recycling facilities. It’s a
quick trip up 80 to our recy-
cling operation in Blakeslee
so call for an appointment
at 570-643-6100 and ask for
Carol. Our acceptance hours
are Monday through Friday
from 8 am to 4:30 pm and the
ﬁrst Saturday of every month
from 8 am to 12:00 pm by ap-
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FROM THE DESK OF HUMAN RESOURCES
By Cassandra Webster
Each morning while driving into On behalf of the employees of the last month, he never expected to get cure a qualiﬁed candidate shortly.
work, it continues to be a pleasure to Association, I’d like to thank the this grand award but he in fact has
see the tastefully decorated holiday Board of Directors and the member- gone above and beyond his daily duties We continue to encourage and in
scene welcoming one into the com- ship of this community for their sup- for the entire year and he continues to some cases mandate continued educa-
munity – a wonderful sight. Leaving port and generosity. We are proud make the mark on a daily basis. Con- tion for all staff. This helps all to bet-
in the evening is even better. Upon to represent this community and will gratulations Micky! ter understand and perform on a regu-
approaching this magniﬁcent tree, I continue to do our best in upholding lar basis in providing excellent service
imagine how it could certainly stand the mission and visions of helping to From our Employment Opportuni- to the membership of this community.
next to the famous tree housed in set the exceptional standards of prop- ties section, we are proud to announce
Rockfeller Center in New York City erty owners associations. the position of Lieutenant of Public Have a wonderful and healthy New
each year. This year our Maintenance Safety has been accepted by Douglas Year!
department did an awesome job. The 2011 recipient for the Employ- Fawbush. He comes with 16 years of
Thank you for your creativity in tak- ee of the Year award was announced experience in the security ﬁeld along Quote of the month: “Knowing is
ing our tree lighting to another level. at the Employee Appreciation Dinner. with management of program and sup- not enough; we must apply. Willing is
We’d also like to acknowledge our Congratulations go out to Lawrence port operations. We welcome him to not enough; we must do.”
Santa who bought happy smiles to the “Micky” Denig. As Micky rose from the Public Safety department and the
little ones and a joyful sight to all who his chair to accept his award, there was team of the community. The position
witnessed the lighting as well. a total look of surprise. After receiv- of Director of Administration is still
ing the Employee of the 3rd Quarter open. However, we are in hopes to se-
Vo t e d B e s t
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PA TURNPIKE LAUNCHES HANDS-FREE, EYES-FREE AND COST-FREE
TRAVELER ALERT SMARTPHONE APP
Motorists on the Pennsylvania Turnpike tion on the Turnpike and “talks” to you when users can customize settings that work best for ing Open Microphone Platform - a queuedriv-
can now be forewarned about problems that it detects trouble spots nearby. Unlike other them. Conditions are broadcast once, and the en, voice-streaming technology that leverages
could impact their travels thanks to an innova- travel-alert tools out there, TRIP Talk is hands broadcast stream stays quiet until it receives an the onboard GPS in smartphones. “Beyond the
tive smartphone application unveiled recently. free and eyes free. Just turn it on before you de- alert update or when the user comes in range of ‘set-it- and-forget-it’ convenience of this app,
The Pa. Turnpike Commission launched a new part, and it does the rest. “It provides up-to-the a new alert. the other beneﬁt is that it helps the commission
iPhone and Droid application that reads audio minute information about accidents, construc- The app replays alerts that are still in range accomplish some central customer service and
alerts to travelers when there’s a closure or de- tion or bad weather for the sections of Turn- after a certain interval selected by the user. If safety goals,” said Voicenet Chief Operating
lay in their way. pike you’re approaching, making you a better- the user gets or makes a call while an alert is Ofﬁcer Mary Farrell. “It allows them to keep
“One of our biggest communications chal- informed driver,” Shuey said. “And because you playing, the alert will pause and resume playing travelers up-to-date about roadway conditions,
lenges has been to inform customers about in- don’t have to look at or touch the phone once when the call is ended. and ﬁts in well with the ongoing Text-Free
cidents before they enter the system, and espe- you launch the app, it can also help make you “The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a 70-year Turnpike campaign to reduce incidents of dis-
cially getting word to anyone who’s already on a safer driver. All you have to do is listen and legacy of innovation that began in 1940 when tracted driving.”
the road. Today, smartphone technology has drive.” it opened as America’s First Superhighway,” The app is one of several ways the Pa. Turn-
evolved that enables us to answer that longtime To download the free app, Pa. Turnpike Turnpike Chairman William K. Lieberman pike communicates with motorists through
challenge,” said Turnpike Chief Operating travelers can visit www. paturnpike.com/trip- said. “This spirit of innovation continues today its Turnpike Roadway Information Program
Ofﬁcer Craig R. Shuey. “Whether custom- talk>. Users do not have to create an account, with the pioneering use of a smartphone appli- (TRIP). Via TRIP, motorists can sign up to be-
ers then decide to reroute, stop for a cup of cof- register or sign up with the Turnpike to use cation which gives our customers a new tool to come Preferred Travelers and receive custom-
fee at the next travel TRIP Talk. The app uses your phone’s built-in help them reach their destinations faster and ized e-mail or text-message alerts about trafﬁc
plaza or stay the course, the choice is theirs. GPS to stream nearby advisories. Once activat- hopefully safer.” and weather conditions. There’s also an online
It’s like having a crystal ball that allows smart- ed, the application remains on during the trip, TRIP Talk was developed in collaboration travel- conditions map at www.paturnpike.
phone users see what’s ahead on the Turn- broadcasting travel-condition alerts reported with Voicenet Communications Inc., Philadel- com/webmap and the toll-free TRIP line - 1-
pike.” within a pre-established mile range. The app phia, which is the Pa. Turnpike’s longtime web 866-976-TRIP (8747) - that travelers can use
TRIP Talk senses your position and direc- picks a default range based on your region, but provider. It is built on Voicenet’s patent-pend- to check Turnpike conditions.
SAFETY TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR PETS SAFE DURING THE WINTER
Does your pet spend most of the time in the tended. ter immediately.) Your choices are to use a dog dog(s) must be leashed at all times on common
backyard? 3.) If you keep your dog(s) outside dur- paw friendly product or don’t let them walk in or private property. Who knows what dangers
ing the winter months, your dog(s) fur is not the area that is treated with ice melt products. your animals face running loose within the
1.) You might want to bring them in during enough to keep it warm. Please be a respon- 5.) Antifreeze; community.
the extremely bitter cold winter days. Remem- sible owner and provide a warm, dry, draft free The worst of all wintertime chemical spills 6.) Cats and Cars
ber your dog(s) cannot be left outside if you shelter outside; the shelter should also be sup- is antifreeze. Antifreeze will often leak from car Cats are particularly attracted to cars dur-
are not home to attend to them. See rules and plied with hay, and blankets for your dog to radiators or spill over onto the ground when ing the cold winter months. A car that has
regulations Sec: 11.7 Dogs shall not be left out- stay warm. you’re ﬁlling your radiators during the colder been running is a nice warm place to crawl up
side while the resident is away from home for 4.) Frost Bite months. It may taste delicious to your cats into and go to sleep, nothing is better than a
any length of time, and dogs must be brought Frosting is a serious problem during winter and dogs, but it is extremely deadly. Even the nice warm motor to curl up on. Avoid a catas-
inside the residence overnight. Dogs found months, especially for paws, ears and sensitive smallest of sips can be satal. If your pet starts trophe by tapping on your car’s hood or simply
outside overnight will subject the owner to face areas. Also important is to be especially acting drunk or begins to convulse TAKE by checking under the hood of your vehicle
ﬁnes from Public Safety. careful when using salt products to melt the THEM TO A VET IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!! before starting it up.
2.) When your dog(s) is outside make sure ice on the ground. If your dog(s) walk on these You should also not let your dog(s) wander
there is plenty of food and water, and that the ice melt products it can cause severe irritation, loose. Not only is this against community rules Aida Torres
water is not frozen. If your dog’s water is fro- burns and even bleeding to their sensitive paw Sec 11.5 No one shall allow their dog(s) to run Secretary to the Chief of Public Safety
zen, your dog has been outside too long unat- pads (Wash their paws with soap and warm wa- loose within the community at any time. All
By David Armanini
Can you believe that it is 2012? Well the entertained by our own very talented mem- Once again they performed outstandingly. I The seniors are sorry to have to announce
APCP seniors have had a wonderful year; par- bers. Frank Haines, Paul Lazor and Joe Welusz will keep this article brief but please enjoy the the passing of one of our members, Dottie
ties, galas, going to Mt. Airy, the Casino the- showed us their undisputed talents both vocal- pictures of our party. O’Connor. Our sympathy goes out to her hus-
atre, BBQ, etc., just to name a few. As I write ly and instrumentally. We were also visited by For those of you interested in joining the band John and to their family.
this article we have just celebrated our annual our own Santa with a swagger. The highlight seniors, we meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday For additional info call David @894-9805.
covered plate Christmas luncheon. Besides of the afternoon was the arrival of the Pocono of the month in the “J” Clubhouse at 12:00
all the great food everyone brought we were Mountain West High School traveling chorus. noon.
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ABOUT TYPE 2 DIABETES
When you have type 2 diabetes, high body’s cells use sugar (also called glucose), children (although adults can develop it, Managing type 2 diabetes means mak-
levels of sugar build up in your blood. which comes from foods and drinks. Sug- too). In this form of diabetes, the body ing some changes to how you live. Talk
This can lead to serious health complica- ar is a source of energy for cells. can’t make insulin. The immune system with your doctor about which changes are
tions. That’s why controlling your blood This site focuses on type 2 diabetes, mistakenly attacks the cells in the pan- right for you. For example, it helps to:
sugar is key to managing diabetes. Keep- the most common form of the disease. creas that make and release insulin. As Eat healthy, and lose weight if your
ing your blood sugar under control lowers Typically, with type 2 diabetes, the body these cells die, blood sugar levels rise. doctor says you should
your risk for complications later. High still makes insulin, but its cells can’t use People with type 1 diabetes need insulin Test your blood sugar regularly
blood sugar can harm your organs and it. This is called insulin resistance. Over shots. Have your doctor check your A1C
raise your risk of heart disease. time, high levels of sugar build up in the Gestational diabetes, which occurs level (your average blood sugar over the
Having type 2 diabetes means that bloodstream. Being overweight and inac- in some pregnant women. It can cause past two to three months)
your body doesn’t make enough insulin, tive increase the chances of developing problems during pregnancy, labor, and Take one or more diabetes medicines
or doesn’t properly use the insulin your type 2 diabetes. delivery. Women who get gestational as prescribed by your doctor
body makes. Insulin is a hormone that Other main types of diabetes include: diabetes are more likely to develop type
is made in your pancreas. It helps your Type 1 diabetes, which often affects 2 diabetes.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
JANUARY 15, 1929-APRIL 4, 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born Mi- Advancement of Colored People, the King traveled over six million miles “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, a mani-
chael Luther King, Jr., but later had his leading organization of its kind in the na- and spoke over twenty-ﬁve hundred festo of the Negro revolution; he planned
name changed to Martin. His grandfather tion. He was ready, then, early in Decem- times, appearing wherever there was in- the drives in Alabama for the registra-
began the family’s long tenure as pastors ber, 1955, to accept the leadership of the justice, protest, and action; and mean- tion of Negroes as voters; he directed the
of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in At- ﬁrst great Negro nonviolent peaceful march on Washington,
lanta, serving from 1914 to 1931. From demonstration of contempo- D.C., of 250,000 people to whom
1960 until his death Martin Luther acted rary times in the United States, he delivered his address, “l Have
as co-pastor with his father. Martin Lu- the bus boycott described by a Dream”, he conferred with Pres-
ther attended segregated public schools Gunnar Jahn in his presenta- ident John F. Kennedy and cam-
in Georgia, graduating from high school tion speech in honor of the paigned for President Lyndon B.
at the age of ﬁfteen; he received the B. laureate. The boycott lasted Johnson; he was arrested upwards
A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse Col- 382 days. of twenty times and assaulted at
lege, a distinguished Negro institution of On December 21, 1956, af- least four times; he was awarded
Atlanta from which both his father and ter the Supreme Court of the ﬁve honorary degrees; was named
grandfather had graduated. After three United States had declared un- Man of the Year by Time maga-
years of theological study at Crozer Theo- constitutional the laws requir- zine in 1963; and became not only
logical Seminary in Pennsylvania where ing segregation on buses, Ne- the symbolic leader of American
he was elected president of a predomi- groes and whites rode the buses blacks but also a world ﬁgure.
nantly white senior class, he was awarded as equals. During these days of At the age of thirty-ﬁve, Martin
the B.D. in 1951. With a fellowship won boycott, Luther King, Jr., was the youngest
at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies King was arrested, his home man to have received the Nobel
at Boston University, completing his resi- was bombed, he was subjected Peace Prize. When notiﬁed of his
dence for the doctorate in 1953 and re- to personal abuse, but at the selection, he announced that he
ceiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he same time heemerged as a Ne- would turn over the prize money
met and married Coretta Scott, a young gro leader of the ﬁrst rank. of $54,123 to the furtherance of
woman of uncommon intellectual and In 1957 he was elected presi- the civil rights movement.
artistic attainments. Two sons and two dent of the Southern Christian On the evening of April 4,
daughters were born into the family. Leadership Conference, an or- 1968, while standing on the bal-
In 1954, Martin Luther King became ganization formed to provide cony of his motel room in Mem-
pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist new leadership for the now burgeoning while he wrote ﬁve books as well as nu- phis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a
Church in Montgomery, Alabama. civil rights movement. The ideals for this merous articles. In these years, he led a protest march in sympathy with striking
Always a strong worker for civil rights organization he took from Christianity; massive protest in Birmingham, Ala- garbage workers of that city, he wasassas-
for members of his race, King was, by this its operational techniques from Gandhi. bama, that caught the attention of the sinated. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was
time, a member of the executive commit- In the eleven-year period between 1957 entire world, providing what he called a established as a U.S. federal holiday in
tee of the National Association for the and 1968, coalition of conscience. and inspiring his 1986.
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TELEPHONE WINNER OF THE MOST
BUDDY PROGRAM IMPROVED PROPERTY
The Telephone Buddy Program telephone calls will be well guarded
is intended for all Community Resi- and kept conﬁdential. Call or leave
dents, regardless of age, who wish to a message and be sure to leave your Congratulations to Bob and Char-
receive a daily or weekly call from telephone number so Frankie can get lene Shirley, Lot F105, 6219 Park
Francesca Carter, (aka Frankie), back to you. Keep in mind that you Place, Tobyhanna PA 18466 for beau-
the engineer of this new program. do not have to disclose any medical tifying their landscape. Great job and
Frankie has worked in the human ser- or personal information and if at any a huge thank you for adding to the
vices ﬁeld for a number of years and time you choose to disclose such in- beauty of our Community!
she would be more than happy to as- formation it will be kept conﬁdential You can be next to win a $25.00
sist you in the following areas, but not and protected under the HIPAA Pri- Lowe’s Gift Certiﬁcate, which is be-
limited to, if you or someone close to vacy Act. This is a free program. ing generously sponsored by Design
you is suffering with a mental health Health Information Privacy Works, Inc., for the most improved
illness and you need to talk to some- HIPAA = Health Insurance Portabil- APCP property.
one, health care services, homebound, ity and Accountability Act.
young mothers or if you lost a long To contact Frankie call:
time partner or a beloved pet and now 570.216.4377
ﬁnd yourself lonely or depressed. All KEEP UP THE BEAUTIFICA-
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APCPPOA STORYTIME WITH SANTA
SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
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WANT TO SELL, BUY, OR RENT A HOME.
APCP RECREATION CALL ME, YOUR APCP NEIGHBOR, FOR RESULTS!
Work with An Award-Winning Company!
With our extensive nationwide, advertising and marketing
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On December 3rd, we held our An- We would like to announce the win- Call me directly at 570-807-3473 for more
nual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This ner of the House Decorating Contest. information. Ask for Dagmaris. ¡Se Habla Español!
event was our best one yet. Over 200 L108 was the overall winner this year.
Dagmaris G Cabezas, REALTOR®
people were gathered by the Main Gate This house stood out among the rest. E-Mail: email@example.com
of A Pocono Country Place. Everyone Honorable mentions go out to B043, Office: 570-629-6101
waited for the arrival of Santa Claus to J186 and F219. Everyone did a marvel- Fax: 888-368-2284
pull the switch. Roy Ramos kept resi- ous job getting in on the spirit. www.weichertrealtorsacclaim.com
1468 State Route 611, Tannersville, PA 18372
dents and guests entertained with his The Block Decorating Contest came
great holiday carols and acoustic guitar. down to 2 blocks Park Place and Board-
He and everyone there were ﬁlled with walk. The winner was Boardwalk by a 570-894-3400 Business
the Holiday Spirit. Santa made a few pit unanimous decision. We had many par- 888-466-7177 Toll-Free
stops throughout the development prior ticipants this year and the spirit of com- 570-894-3300 Fax
to his grand entrance at the main gate. petition was great. firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail
On his journey he passed out candy Thank you all for joining in on the
canes to many as they came out of their fun this Holiday Season. We look for-
homes to greet him. He also managed ward to an even greater level of partici- VIRGINIA M. (GINGER) BATTISTO
to crash a fantastic holiday party spread- pation next year.
ing Christmas cheer. Once at the main From the Recreation Department
gate Santa leaped from his sleigh and here at A Pocono Country Place we
wished a Merry Christmas to APCP. would like to wish you all a very Merry
The countdown was led by Bob Kimble Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Community Manager. The switch was APCP Recreation strives to give 466 Route 196, Sterling Road • Tobyhanna, PA 18466
pulled and the 55 ft spruce tree lit up homeowners and guests the best pos- Just outside main gate.
the area to many oohs and aahs! Santa sible activities we can. We need your
would like to thank Phil, the Director, help to allow us the opportunity to do
and all the staff from the Maintenance so. Please understand pre-registration is
Department in your efforts to assist in a must so we can properly prepare for
making this happen. the event. Entertainment may need to
Story Time with Santa was a huge be booked and food ordered. Without
success. Over 120 kids received gifts your pre-registration, it is difﬁcult to
from Santa after a reading from his fa- plan accordingly. We would like every-
on how to place an
vorite book, “T’was the Night before one to keep in mind that some events
Christmas.” This event would not have will have a cost attached to them. The
been possible without the generosity of cost is set to cover certain expenses for
the APCP employees. The employees the particular event. We can offer some
of APCP raised the money from payroll
deductions to sponsor this event. This
is truly a wonderful group that under-
stands the meaning of Christmas. With-
events free, but for other events we will
need to charge a fee. We will do our best
to keep the cost to a minimum. Thank
you for your understanding and please
ad in APCP Newsletter,
out their commitment this would not
have been possible. Santa would like to
personally thank you for being his very
sign up for the exciting events we have
Please look out for the ﬂyers that will
special elves. be posted around the community, chan-
It is almost ready. The Winter Won- nel 80, on our website www.apocono-
derland with Ice Skating Rink is almost countryplace.com and in our newspaper
complete. As this article goes to press, to let you know what is coming up. If
water is being placed in the rink in prep- you have any questions about our pro-
aration for its opening. We are putting grams contact us at 570-894-8356 ext
together our Skate program so those of 118. Again thank you to everyone who
you who do not have ice skates can still has put time in to make all of our pro-
enjoy the rink. Please stay posted for the grams successful.
date of our Grand Opening.
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Attention Homeowners... Here’s What Community Associations
Thinking of Renting? Residents Have to Say
Americans who live in commu- ties, cooperatives and other planned one in 100 say rules harm property
nity associations are overwhelmingly developments. values. About 20 percent see no dif-
Pocono pleased with their communities, ex- Here’s what community association ference.
pressing strong satisfaction with the residents say: • 88 percent of residents who
Rentals Wanted board members who govern their asso- • 88 percent believe their gov- have interacted with professional
Qualified Tenants ciations and the community managers
who provide professional support.
erning boards strive to serve the best
interests of the community.
community managers say the experi-
ence has been positive.
Waiting! More than seven in 10 community
association residents expressed satis-
• 90 percent say they are on
friendly terms with their association
The research was sponsored by the
Foundation for Community Associa-
faction with their community experi- board members, with just 4 percent tion Research, a non-proﬁt organiza-
Professional ence, according to a survey conducted indicating a negative relationship. tion created in 1975 by Community
and Affordable by Zogby International, a leading • 86 percent say they get along Associations Institute (CAI).
public opinion research ﬁrm. Almost well with their immediate neighbors, Based on telephone interviews
Property 40 percent of community association with just 5 percent reporting a nega- conducted in August 2005, the survey
Management residents say they are “very pleased,” tive relationship. Of those who re- has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 per-
with only 10 percent expressing some ported issues with neighbors, the most centage points.
level of dissatisfaction. Almost 20 per- common problems were pets, general A summary of the results is posted
~Landmark~ cent express neither point of view. lifestyle, noise, and parking. at www.caionline.org/about/survey.
Management Services, Inc. An estimated 54 million Ameri- • 78 percent believe commu- cfm. [Optional: Source: Community
Licensed Real Estate Broker cans live in some 274,000 homeowner nity association rules “protect and Associations Institute.]
associations, condominium communi- enhance” property values, while only
RUNNING FOR THE BOARD—
E . F r a n k Wo o d DO I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
I nv e s t m e n t P r o p e r t i e s
“We Buy If you’re considering running for the board, we ask that you take a few moments to ask yourself the following three ques-
have the time?:
Do Imember, you will need to devote at least several hours of your time each month to association business. In addi-
As a board
Handy Person tion to regular monthly board meetings, you will need to be active in email discussions and occasional special meetings. During
Specials • Land special projects, you may need to spend a little extra time on association business. Some board members may also spend a little
more time than others if they work with a committee
Fast make tough business of the association. This doesn’t just required?:
Can Irole of the board is to conduct thedecisions when it’smean approving the budget, but
Settlement also developing and enforcing policies. Board members are required to step outside their immediate circle of family and neigh-
Call Anytime bors and make decisions based on the greater good of the community.
1-800-422-5705 Ex. 55
570-894-3690 I policies and this and have fun, too?:
Canaboutdo alltough decisions. Our community is only as good as we make it, and establishing and maintaining
It isn’t all
PA Reg. Contractor a sense of community is a part of a board member’s responsibility. Planning and attending functions such as our picnics and being
a presence in the community are as important as any policy decisions you may make.
Freddie Mac Vendor ID Being a board member can be frustrating at times, but it may also be one of the most rewarding ways you’ll ﬁnd to volunteer
#1010809 your time. If you’re interested in running for the board or would like more details about board’s responsibilities, please contact
Bob Kimble at the Administration Building or see a current board member.
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WHY DO WE NEED RESERVES? --- PAINTING ---
Interior • Exterior
Equipment and major components pairs and replacements that we know will
(like the roofs) must be replaced from time be necessary at some point in time. Al- Residential • Commercial
to time, regardless of whether we plan for though a roof may be replaced when it is • New Construction
the expense. We prefer to plan and set the 25 years old, every owner who lives under
funds aside now. or around it should share its replacement
Reserve funds aren’t an extra ex- costs. -- POWER WASHING --
pense—they just spread out expenses more 3. Reserve funds minimize the need for Painting • Staining FREE ESTIMATES
evenly. There are other important reasons special assessments or borrowing. For most INSURED
we put association monies into reserves association members, this is the most im- • Sealing
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“Whether or not” to me is like “over” 4. Reserve funds enhance resale values. Walkways and Patios www.poconopressurecleaning.com
to you (and me). Lenders and real estate agents are aware
1. Reserve funds meet legal, ﬁduciary, of the ramiﬁcations for new buyers if the
and professional requirements. A replace- reserves are inadequate. Many states re-
ment fund may be required by: quire associations to disclose the amounts
Any secondary mortgage market in in their reserve funds to prospective pur-
which the association participates (e.g., chasers.
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA). 5. The American Institute of Certiﬁed
State statutes, regulations, or court deci- Public Accountants (AICPA) requires
sions. The community’s governing docu- the community association to disclose its
ments. reserve funds in its ﬁnancial statements.
2. Reserve funds provide for major re-
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APCP Remembers Tobyhanna Little League
2012 Baseball & Softball Signups
Michael Ballotta - November 3, 2011 - Husband of Marie Ballotta
Boys & Girls 4-16 Years Old
Dottie O’Connor – December 11, 2011 – Wife of John O’Connor
“PLAY BALL UNDER THE LIGHTS”
Birthdays Signups will be held at the
TOBYHANNA LITTLE LEAGUE OFFICE
Michelle Diaz – January 23 Located on Route 611 behind the library in Tobyhanna
on the following dates:
Alan Isler – January 26
Sunday, January 8th at 5pm - Sunday, January 22nd at 9am
Saturday, January 28th at 9am - Saturday, February 4th at 9am
If you have a special announcement you would like to add, please Saturday, February 11th at 9am - Saturday, February 25th at 9am
email email@example.com with your information Tuesday, February 28th at 6pm
Saturday March 3rd at 9am
4-8 year olds $70.00 (Tee Ball & Coach Pitch Divisions)
9-16 year olds $80.00 (Minor through Senior Divisions)
First time players please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate and
3 proofs of residency in Coolbaugh Township
Gate Renaming For more information call 570.851.1112
To register online visit our website at www.tobyhannalittleleague.org
In 2012 all properties in A Pocono Country Place will have an address
change. When this comes about we are considering renaming
We challenge you to submit your suggestions to name each of
A-C-D-E-F-& G - ______________________________
J - ______________________________
B - ______________________________
and K&L - ______________________________
Please submit your responses by January 31st either by mailing your
responses to 1 Country Place Drive or by email to Denese Depeza at
firstname.lastname@example.org or drop your suggestions
off at either the Welcome Center or Administration Ofﬁces.
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QUICK CHICKEN DINNER
By Chris Yankovic
1 package of chicken quarters (6)
2 cans sliced potatoes
2 cans sliced carrots
2 quart cans of mushroom soup
1 or 2 bags of 10 minute rice or whatever you prefer.
- Put 2 cans each of potato and carrot in a large pan then cover with both cans of
- Place chicken on top then place in oven.
- Cook at 350 1 ½ hrs or until chicken is done
- Boil rice
- Serve chicken mixture over rice or whatever you prefer.
Makes a nice quick dinner
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