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One could say the idea of the Last Fling Pumpkin Sling began in the Poconos when organizer Giulia Iannitelli was attending the Shawnee Balloon Festival with her hot air balloon team and they had a discussion about of Punkin Chunkin. Seven years later the idea that was planted in the Poconos became a reality and was hosted in New Jersey where it quickly took root and outgrew its original location. This year pumpkins will now be landing at Pocono Raceway the weekend of October 18-19, right where the idea began. Advance tickets for adults are $8 and $6 for children ages 5-12. Children 4 and under are admitted free.
This week, we’re driving the new 2015 GMC Yukon 4WD, delivered in top line SLT trim and featuring a 4WD system with towing capabilities of up to 8,300 lbs.
Years ago, consumers who purchased such a vehicle knew that fuel mileage might be 15 MPG at best, and that was before hooking up a travel trailer or nice size boat. Today, GM engineers have assembled one of the nicest “multi-task” vehicles that features a powerful 335-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 and an amazing 22 MPG highway EPA number, even with an optional towing package. (Tow package includes brake controller, two-speed transfer case and suspension package for $650 extra).
The fall is upon us, so take pleasure in the bounty this season has to offer with some of these delicious recipes. Enjoy.
(Absolutely delicious for breakfast. Serve with warm maple syrup and butter.)
1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
The West End Park and Open Space Commission will sponsor a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Craft program on Saturday, Nov.1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Park.
Four different designs and three cards each with the cost including paper, envelopes and instructions. Call 570-350-2181 or email Weinman@ptd.net to participate and for an explaination of costs.
Air Force Airman James W. Harmon graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
The Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder Fire Company Auxiliary will hold a pastie sale on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. The firehouse is located on Old Rte. 115 in Saylorsburg across from The Old Saylors Inn. Order by Friday, Oct. 10, by calling Lucy at 570-629-2871. The price is $5.50.
District 2879 of Avon Products, is raising funds and awareness through a raffle. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Polk Township Fire Hall, located on Rte. 209 in Kresgeville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the drawing starts at 7 p.m. Prizes are donated from many of the representatives and local businesses. Admission is free. Tickets are $5 for a card of 25. Individual tickets will be sold for larger prizes and a 50/50. A bake sale will be held by the representatives. During the course of 11 years, District 2879 has raised more than $27,000 in funds that have been donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation.