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Free ice cream to mark Gifford Pinchot’s 148th birthday

Observe Gifford Pinchot’s Birthday at Grey Towers during a re-creation of a community ice cream social at his Milford home. To mark Pinchot’s 148th birthday, the US Forest Service will offer free admission to the 19th century mansion, on Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Visitor films will be shown throughout the [...]

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Learn how to kick butts at free stop smoking classes

  If you are ready to kick butts, register now for the fre quit smoking class presented by Penn State Extension. The class starts August 6 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. and runs five consecutive Tuesdays at Belle Reve, 404 East Harford Street in Milford.  Pre-registration is required. Individual counseling and group sessions are [...]

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Greater Pike Community Foundation makes first donation

The Greater Pike Community Foundation recently presented is first gift: $1,000 to Rohman Park, the only municipal park in Shohola Township. The Shohola Park and Recreation Committee will use the grant to make improvements to the park in conjunction with the construction of a new pavilion and additional playground equipment to be installed this summer. [...]

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Pike recycling program was unfunded mandate

  In just over a week, large drive-up recycling bins in nine locations around Pike will be removed as the countywide recycling program ends. Pennsylvania law does not require residents to recycle. Pike residents who wish to recycle must find an individual trash hauler that offers curb side recycling collection.  Some folks will likely go [...]

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Anatomy of a Pike County resolution

    Pike County Commissioners often pass resolutions to bring attention to issues. Resolutions are read out loud and put on record during their weekly meetings. Commissioners passed two resolutions this week, naming April child abuse prevention month, and sexual assault awareness month. Resolutions make liberal use of the word “whereas.” A few lines from [...]

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Pike Commissioner’s horned hat

Funny hats are becoming a thing for the Pike County Commissioners, who sometimes play pranks on each other. At a recent meeting, Commissioner Karl Wagner was unaware that someone had taped a funny photo of him on the front of the table where he sat. Earlier in the week, Wagner had been in Commissioner Rich [...]

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The main squeeze: employment

    It wasn’t a big shocker this week to read a story by Pocono Record writer Howard Frank about how climbing rent and stagnate pay is putting the squeeze on people in Pike and Monroe Counties. The typical two-bedroom rental apartment costs $840 a month in Pike. That requires an hourly wage of $16.15, [...]

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Pike needs its own Bean Hole Day

Bean Hole days is a celebration that brings thousands of visitors to the sleepy walleye fishing town of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, population 2,162. The concept is simple. Townsfolk fix up a big ‘ol vat of beans by digging a sizable hole in the ground, and burying the bean pot in red hot coals. It cooks [...]

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Pike seminars will teach retailers how to find new revenue streams

  A little innovation can turn a struggling business around. For realistic advice on how to grow a retail business, attend one of two seminars being offered by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce: “Building Additional Revenue Streams for Retailers.” The seminar will be presented by Michael Sullivan, the new Executive Director of the Pike [...]

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Bunny suit, prayer and freedom from religion in Pike County

  Delaware Township taxpayers will soon own a $300 bunny suit, ordered through the recreation committee, to be used during the springtime egg hunt. Did you notice? I didn’t say Easter. As a Christian, my understanding of Easter involves Jesus — not abunny — conquering tortured death. But put a chocolate bunny in front of [...]

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