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The temperature was a balmy 58 degrees upon my ar- rival at Camelback Resort to meet with marketing depart- ment representative Megan McHugh to discuss the resort\u2019s seasonal transition. As I exited my vehicle I could hear the sounds of spring in the air, in- cluding a tropical sounding tune: \u201cThe Tide is High\u201d by Blondie, an appropriate start to my visit to discuss the details behind Camelback\u2019s annual seasonal transition.
I was amazed to see snow- boarders and skiers dressed in spring attire still swooshing down the slopes, getting the last thrills in before the slopes closed for the season. McHugh commented that the dates for their resort transitions vary year to year based upon the weath - er. The 2009-2010 winter sea- son began mid-December: 2008 began Thanksgiving at Thanksgiving.
cilities personnel are behind the scenes preparing for another fun-filled seasonal change. Dur ing the winter over 200 pic- nic tables are indoors being cleaned and painted for guests to use at Camelbeach.
As the temperature begins to warm, the arduous task of mov- ing snow begins in order to make room for the many re- freshment stands and beach resort amenities. Memorial Day, opening day for Camelbeach, draws ever closer. Over the coming week Camelback signs will transform to the Camel- beach signage. Travelers along Routes 476 and 33 will begin viewing Camelbeach billboards typically the first week of April as the aggressive marketing campaign for May approaches.
Another Fourth of July Cele- bration is being planned for Saturday, July 3. Entertainment and fireworks are but a few of the attractions.
This year the Pocono Lions Club, serving Tobyhanna Town- ship and Mount Pocono Bor- ough, will celebrate its 60th year as a Lions Club.
William \u201cBill\u201d Lewis was one of the charter members of the orginal 30 members that founded the club on November 22, 1949. Bill is the last surviv- ing member of the original 30 members and is still a very ac- tive member of the club.
This in itself is a monumental achievement, but if you add to it that Bill has participated in al- most every one of the charita- ble and money raising endeavors of the organization, we have a very special person.
Bill is the son of Joe and Bar- bara Lewis and the fourth of 10 children born and raised in Pocono Pines. He graduated
from Tobyhanna Township High School and then served in the Army during World War II. Upon his return from the war, he joined his father in the produce business,
serving the community until he re- tired
Bill was the seventh president of the club ( 1 9 5 6 - 1957) and is a recipi- ent of the Interna- t i o n a l Founda- tion\u2019s cov- eted Melvin
Jones Award in 1992. This award is presented to the Lion who has performed dedicated
Measuring sensors installed in the Delaware State Forest and on Gamelands 129 sur- rounding Pimple Hill, off Route 115 in Tunkhannock Township, have recently registered seis- mic activity. The sensors were placed in the area in 1993 and are monitored as part of ongo- ing studies of Pocono geology by Penn State - Altoona geol- ogy Professor Dr. Richard Ter- skael and his students.
Professor \u201cRick\u201d, a friend of this reporter, shared recently that the renewed seismic activity around Pimple Hill, is an early sign that the Pocono Plateau could host a volcano here again. The ancient volcano\u2019s crater reached from the current Pimple Hill through Brier Crest Woods to the ridge where Big Boulder Ski Area is located.
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The League of Woman Vot- ers of Monroe County will be hosting an educational forum on a Pennsylvania Constitu- tional Convention on April 24 at the Stroudsburg Junior High on Chipperfield Drive, about one mile from the library. The pro- gram will begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon.
The most recent Constitu- tional Convention was in 1968, which was preceded by one in 1873.
A Constitutional Convention offers a rare opportunity for mo- mentous reform. In the spirit of objective education the League has invited a panel of respect - ed, notable experts who repre- sent all sides of the issue. The select panel will include State Representative John Bear, Se - nator Daylin Leach, and Tim Potts, Executive Director of Democracy Rising PA. Local Representatives and Senators have also been invited to weigh in on the issue at this forum.
While the League has not taken a position on the Consti- tutional Convention, it has iden- tified several areas of needed reform of Pennsylvania govern- ment. Pennsylvania holds the following unfortunate distinc- tions: it is the second most ger- rymandered state in the Union; the last budget was the latest in US history (101 days late); and Pennsylvania has the highest percentage of its budget spent on the legislature. This forum
will create an opportunity for citizens to determine if a Con- stitutional Convention is the mechanism for accomplishing much-needed reform.
The League of Woman Vot- ers welcome both men and woman members. If interested in membership, please visit the website at www.palwv.org/mon- roe or phone 421-5542.
humanitarian services. Bill and his wife Beverly, the former Beverly Joseph, were married in 1960.
During the Lions Club An- nual Charity Raffle, Bill has consistently sold the highest number of tickets. At the An- nual Charity Chicken BBQ, Bill is both the kitchen and the serving line manager.
He is also involved with the Club\u2019s beautification project on Route 940 in Pocono Pines. Within the beautifully land- scaped area resides both an American flagpole and a tree, decorated every Christmas.
Bill is the Lions Club\u2019s histo- rian. He has experienced all of the club\u2019s rich history, and can spend a full evening speaking on this subject.
The Pocono Lions Club mem bers are extremely proud of Bill Lewis and look forward to his continuing membership and leadership for many years.
plines, Ropes Courses, a Mountain Segway and Digglers (similar to a scooter with moun- tain bike tires). Behind the scenes plans are underway to
Just as the weather became warm and the ski resort was phased out as the summer re- sort time approached, so the same cycle will begin. Labor Day, closing day for Camel- beach, will inevitably approach and the summer to winter tran- sition will begin. During the Fall months Resort staff will be re- doing trail maps for the 160 acres of ski-able terrain and in- vestigating marketing strategies for the upcoming busy winter season. Once the adequate snowmaking temperature is at- tained, Camelback will again emerge, thanks to the hard consistent work of all the Camelback/beach family, from maintenance to administration.
Full-Day Kindergarten Registration will be held for children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2010. Please contact your building at 839-7121 and dial the respective extension below to sched- ule an appointment should you wish to register your child for the 2010- 2011 Kindergarten school year. Parents/guardians who do not know which school their child will attend are invited to call x30421 for the East Attendance Area and x31420 for the West Attendance Area and someone in Transportation will assist them.
Verification of birth date and immunization are required. Children must have proper immunization records for diptheria, tetanus, polio, measles, rubella (German measles), mumps, hepatitis B, and the vari- cella vaccine (chicken pox) or proof child had the disease.
last week. He said it was too early to predict when this would happen.
But it could occur as early as 2020 according to a team of his students.
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