Shawnee Mountain is gearing up for the summer/fall season and its festival line-up. • Celtic Festival: The sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and Scottish Highlands are coming to the Poconos Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be non-stop Celtic music on two stages, strolling bagpipers and fiery fiddlers, working sheep dogs, Scottish & Irish step dancers, magic and juggling shows, a petting zoo and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors.
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People who spend their time outdoors and trekking through the woods as the weather warms up can ease their minds when it comes to ticks spreading diseases.
East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania’s Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory continues to provide tick testing and recently became the only location in the area to do so, following the suspension of the tick identification program at Monroe County Vector Control.
Although a day of celebration, great food and festivities, let us not forget that Memorial Day is the day where we all pause and remember the brave men, women and service animals who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day 2015, while remembering those gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. God bless.
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Emily Creveling’s best friend never complained. She knew how to be happy. Crevling received the bad news over a phone call: “I’m in Tennessee. I just got diagnosed with adrenal gland cancer.”
Adrenal gland cancer is very rare and is found in the glands that sit above each of the kidneys. It afflicts only one or two persons per one million populations, according to the American Cancer Society.
The Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark has recently opened, offering what officials say is the biggest indoor waterpark in the Northeast, and the largest and most innovative waterpark hotel ever constructed in the U.S. in a single phase.
The $163 million, eight-story Camelback Lodge is located at the base of Camelback Mountain.
“Camelback Resort has been a place for friends and family to gather for more than 50 years,” said Camelback Resort co-owner Arthur Berry III. “With the opening of Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, we now offer more year-round adventure in one mountain location than anywhere else in the country.”
Several individuals were recognized for their outstanding efforts and service at the annual Members and Friends of the Kettle Creek Environmental Education (EE) Center’s Dinner.
• 2014 Conservation Educator of the Year: Deborah K. Jones, Covington Township.
Citation: Deborah, a fourth-grade teacher at Clear Run Intermediate School, is being recognized for sharing her passion for science with her students. Each year for Earth Day she challenges her fourth-graders to create a recyclable project from their everyday garbage. She is also an advisor for the annual fifth- and sixth-grade Junior Envirothon held at the EE Center where students are challenged on their knowledge of wildlife, trees and ponds. Monroe County, the Pocono Mountain West School District, and more importantly, its students are fortunate to have such a dedicated teacher.