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Local Flair Magazine is a regional publication serving the Pocono Mountains.


  • Priceless. Please take one!GET OUTSIDE | June & July 2016

  • a day of

    The Local Flair Day of Balance will be a day of health, wellness, beauty, and relaxation

    presented by area professionals and businesses. Join us for an afternoon of yoga, Tai Chi,

    knitting demonstrations, break-out sessions presented by doctors, attorneys, salon

    owners, and so much more!

    presented by

    June 1st, 2016 5:30pm-8:30pmAt Trout Lake Retreats in Stroudsburg, PA

  • State-of-the-art emergency care is coming to your

    community in Fall 2016! Get to know St. Lukes Monroe

    Campus, close to major routes, and within a 30-minute

    drive of most areas in Monroe County.

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  • Publisher & Creative DirectorAli Schratt


    EditorSusan McGrath

    Marketing CoordinatorSamm Noviello


    Graphic DesignJanine Glenn


    Contributing WritersAli Schratt


    On the CoverJason Richardson

    (Read about Jason on Page 15


    For a subscription send check or money order for $24.95 to the address below. (6 issues/1 year)

    Local Flair is published bi-monthly and distributed throughout the greater Pocono area. Local Flair reserves the right to refuse to sell space for any advertisement the staff deems inappropriate for the publication. Unsolicited manuscripts must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Letters to the Editor are welcome, but may be edited due to size limitations. Press releases must be received by the 15th of the prior month of publication.

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    No portion of this magazine may be copied or reprinted without the express written consent of the publisher.

    MissionThe mission of Local Flair magazine is to celebrate excellence in community businesses, services, and efforts by appealing to the tastes, sensibilities, and curiosities of its readers and advertisers alike. To this end, Local Flair strives to balance informative and inspirational editorial content with relevant and enlightening advertisement. Ali Schratt, publisher

    Contact UsLocal Flair Magazine609 Main Street | Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Phone 570.424.9600 | Fax 570.424.9601








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    Give: Kettle Creek Environmental Center

    Art: James Chesnick

    Craft: The Pocono Photo Club

    Get Outside! Columcille

    Pocono Finds- Great Pocono Hikes

    Get Outside- Pocono Tree Ventures

    Feature: ESU Schisler Museum

    Feature: The Summit School

    Feature: St. Lukes Monroe Campus

    Local Living: Gateways Grandeur

    Local Living: The Creek at Glenbrook

    Local Living: Spruce Hollow Farms

    Out & About

    The Parting Shot

    Facebook: Local Flair Magazine

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    Website: www.flairmag.com


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    Dr. Thomas E. Helfst has built a practice and reputation centered around delivering quality healthcare in Monroe County since he opened Stroud Oral & Facial Surgery in 2001. More than two decades later, he continues helping his patients achieve their goals with a personalized approach to care in each facet of practice from oral surgery to cosmetic procedures and more.

    Choosing a healthcare provider is an important decision, and thats why we invite you to learn more about Dr. Helfst, andhis extensive training, at drhelfst.com. Contact our officewith questions, or would like to schedule an evaluation.

    Dental Implants, Wisdom Teeth Removal with Anesthesia for Patient Comfort,Face Lifts, Eyelid Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Botox, Juvederm, and More

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    Spring has sprung! Summer is around the corner and everyone in the Pocono Mountains is (hopefully) outside taking advantage of our amazing surround-ings. Its so great enjoy the outdoors after a long winter. My favorite new hike is Mt. Wismer. Its close to home, and its an easy three-quarters of a mile to get to the amazing view of Skytop and the distant Gap. We asked our Facebook followers to share their favorite hikes with us and we received so many, it was hard to choose which ones to share on our pages! Im planning to drag my family to several of the new spots your posts help me discover.

    I really do love the Poconos in summer! Everyone is out and about, strolling along Main Street, shopping at the Monroe Farmers Market (now open in Court-house Square through October) its energizing. My family takes full advantage of everything the Poconos has to offer. One of my girls favorite places to hang out is Pocono Tree Ventures in East Stroudsburg. Every time we go, the smiles are ear to ear. My oldest daughter loves it so much, she had her 13th birthday party there, and it was a blast (read about it on page 34).

    Join us on Facebook and Instagram this summer as we make our way through the Poconos hiking, bik-ing, golfing and sharing everything we love to do. Tell us why you #lovethepoconos, and your pics might make our pages!

    Have a great summer and keep it local!

    Ali6 Local Flair

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    The D E S T I N AT I O N

    For Summer Fun

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  • GO!

    Sample on Sangria Saturdays! Franklin Hill Vineyard in Bangor is showcasing samples of different sangrias at all their store locations. If you buy all the ingredients to make your own batch, you get a glass at the price to enjoy while you shop, so stop in the Tannersville store and have a taste! For more information visit franklinhillvineyards.com or call The Wine Shop at 570.619.7260.

    Zip line your way through the trees at Camelback Mountain Resort! They are now open for all outdoor activities. Outdoor fun includes: dual zip lines, a mountain coaster, twin zip flyer, tree tops course, mountain segway tours, summit bicycle tours, adventure zone attractions, kids explorer course and more. Theres nothing that says summer in the Poconos more than getting outside with the family to have some fun! For more information visit camelbackmountainadventures.com or call 570-629-1663 Ext. 3.

    Stargaze with Kettle Creek Environmental Center on June 2nd from 2-3:30pm. This home school program, astronomy, is for grades K-2 only. Students will learn about stars, planets and constellations at Kettle Creek. Cost is $6/non-members and $3/EE Center members. Pre-registration is required and limited by the Monday preceding the program date. For more information visit mcconservation.org or call 570.629.3061.

    Help clean up on National Trails Day, June 4th! PEEC is hosting a volunteer clean up event to help keep our Earth great, from 9am-12pm at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Digmans Ferry. PEEC would love your help. This is a free event and snacks will be included. For more information visit peec.org or call 570.828.2319.

    Explore the gardens at the Silvery Moon Guest House in Stroudsburg at the Monroe County Historical Associations Third Annual Garden Tour. This all day event is on June 4th and is free of charge. Come tour their garden and those of their neighbors, for a day of fun and flowers! The Wing and a Prayer Chapel will host an art exhibit of floral paintings and will be showing off their newly decorated shabby chic gardeners cottage. Rain date, June 11. For more information visit silverymoonguesthouse.com or call 570.801.7153.

    Discover bald eagles nests, crawl into a bat cave and dig in a fossil pit all at the Pocono Environmental Education Center! On June 5th from 1-4pm you can explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment. Also, from 10am-12pm PEEC is hosting a Little Eco Explorers: Bears event for children! Join them for a story, craft and activity based on bears. $2/person, $5/child and no registration required. For more information email peec@peec.org or call 570.828.2319.

    Compete on Lake Wallenpaupack, June 11th for the 3rd Annual Wally Man Triathlon. Evolve Sports is partnering with the Wallenpaupack Community to make sure it is a safe and fun event. The competition begins at 11am for an out and back swim on the lake, from the only sandy beach. A challenging bike course will follow and then an out and back run on the other side of the lake will complete the course. The triathlon is available as an individual, relay or aquabike event. Food, drinks and entertainment with be provided for the athletes and the many supports. For more information visit tri2evolve.com or email info@tri2evolve.com.

    Summer is here! Join Barley Creek Brewery Company for their Summerfest 12 on June 18th. To kick off summer, Barley Creek is going to offer live music, great BBQ food, cornhole, wiffle ball, inflatables and more. Along with their 10 beers on tap, they will also be tapping their famous Summerfest Lager. For more information visit barleycreek.com or call 570.629.9399.

    Swing for a great cause at PEECs 16th Annual Golf Outing, June 20th. Join PEEC at the exclusive Lords Valley Country Club at Hemlock Farms. Proceeds benefit educational programs at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. $115/golfer on or before June 15, $135/golfer on site June 20th. This package includes continental breakfast, lunch, 9am shotgun start, prizes, 18 holes golf, carts, scoring and driving range. Swing your way to help educate people about the environment! For more information visit peec.org, email peec@peec.org or call 570.828.2319.

    Sip wine and enjoy delicious fare at the Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival on June 21st & 22nd!.This two-day, outdoor festival at Split Rock Resort features musical entertainment, up to 36 Pennsylvania wineries and a wide selection of food and craft vendors. Educational seminars are also held during festival hours. Sip, sip, hooray to summer festivals, right?To learn more about the festival, how to purchase tickets and lodging, visit: splitrockresort.com/wine_festival.asp or call 800.255.7625

    Rock with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts June 24th at 7:30pm. Joan Jett is a visionary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Shes had eight platinum and gold albums, nine top 40 singles and now shes here to sing for you at Penns Peak! Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record Unvarnished, in 2013 and continue touring the world and making fans want to rock. For more information visit pennspeak.com/events/2016-06-24-joan-jett-blackhearts

    Show your support and attend this FREE concert featuring the 28th Infantry Division Band of the PA Army National Guard, July 1st at the Sherman Theater. The 28th Infantry Division Band has a history of service that predates the American Revolution. Based in Hollidaysburg, PA, they are among the top performing Army National Guard Bands in the nation today. The band has performed at functions throughout the eastern United States, Canada and Europe. Come enjoy a free night of entertainment! Doors open at 6:30pm / show starts at 7:30pm. For more information visit shermantheater.com or call 570.420.2809.

    Enjoy the three day 15th Annual American Freedom Festival from July 2nd & 3rd, 3pm-9pm and July 4th from 3pm-11pm. Dansbury Park in East Stroudsburg will be hosting carnival rides, games, music, a food court, merchandise vendors and nonprofit vendors to kick off Fourth of July weekend! This is a free event. For more information email info@eastburgalliance.com or call 570.424.7540.

    Fireworks and freedom celebrations are coming soon! Interested in seeing a fireworks show in your area? Visit flairmag.com for all the events & locations.

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  • Since the early 1970s, The Monroe County Conservation District has offered programs for farmers, foresters and sportsmens organizations. In 1991, by using funds they raised through various donations, contributions, and the Kettle Creek Environmental Fund, the Conservation District was able to build the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary we see today.

    Kettle Creek Environmental Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Monroe County Conservation Districts Environmental Education Center and has donated over $500,000 in support of this invaluable resource. In 1993, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center won the National Conservation District Education Program of the Year Award, presented by the National Association of Conservation Districts.The EE Center provides year-round environmental education programs for all ages and is dedicated to fostering community awareness through first hand experiences of the natural environment of the Poconos. Since 1976, the programs have enabled the studies of plants, animals, and entire ecosystems in the county. The EE Center sponsors and participates in educational programs, ecological research and classroom teaching. The center also provides leadership training programs in the field of conservation, environmental education and natural history. The centers environmental educator for more than 25 years, Karen N. Boyle, says, We have educational programs for students, community members of Monroe County and serve as a resource for anyones questions about plants, animals, etc. We provi...