Harvest Festival Planned

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will celebrate its 40th annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12. This year’s Harvest Festival theme of “Celebrating Penn’s Woods” will present an opportunity to explore the wilds of Quiet Valley’s native state. European settlers found much to recommend relocation from their homeland to this new, virgin territory. Springs and streams abounded, hard wood trees, including the black walnut, were plentiful. There was a profuse amount of fish and game available and even the limestone ridges had value. Pennsylvania had plenty to offer the generations of homesteaders that William Penn’s invitation attracted. (read more)

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The Poconos in the news

State police: Frein not in custody, neighbors told to stay inside their homes

BARRETT TWP. — A man suspected of killing a trooper earlier this month is not yet in custody, state police said this afternoon, and residents of the Barrett and Price townships are still being warned to stay inside. Police released few other details in an emailed announcement today at 2:45 p.m. reiterating that investigators are taking "extreme precautionary measures" and are determined to find the suspected shooter.

A sense of normalcy returns to Pike County as manhunt continues nearby

BLOOMING GROVE TWP. - A leaf blower buzzed while the smell of burning leaves filled the air. Two bike riders stopped for a snack in a gravel parking lot abutting a trail leading into the Delaware State Forest. And, a mile down the road from where a gunmanambushed the Blooming Grove state police barracks on Route 402 last Friday, guests gathered on the front lawn of the Good Shepherd Church as a bride and groom posed for pictures on the steps of the 1926 stone building.

Weekend: Places to go and things to do

CLUBS ARLO'S TAVERN, Uniondale: today, Zack Savage; Sunday, Mike MiZ Band. BAR LOUIE, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Twp.: today, That 90’s Band. BAR ON OAK, 900 Oak St., Pittston: today, Latin Night; Tuesday, Line Dancing with Danny Star; Wednesday,

History paints Corbett’s numbers as ominous

Here’s a comparison of the last time a Pennsylvania governor ran for re-election and this year and why Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is really up against it as he tries to rally to win a second term. Upfront, we’ll concede one point — this is likelier to tu

Manhunt focus tightens in Monroe County

BARRETT TWP. — Anthony Abuiso Sr. heard the soft sounds of the forest behind him — a bird sang and an acorn fell on a roof. A voice whispered urgently behind him: “Sir, could you please go inside?” It wasn’t a request.