Month: January 2018

Pocono Family YMCA

The Answer to Your Winter Blues As I sit in the lobby of Pocono Family YMCA, I feel motivated, energized, and excited. People of all ages are bustling in and out, chatting with friends, greeting friendly faces with big smiles and familiarity. Groups of kids are walking through with their classmates, laughing and talking in line. Looking around the room I see a sign above the registration area that says “Dive-In Movie.” Watching a movie while swimming? A child’s dream come true! On this freezing cold, wintry day I can’t wait to learn more about all the activities the...

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Q & A w/ P.T. Reptiles

Peter Rushton, owner of PT Reptiles, has been entertaining and educating people about all things reptiles since 2001. Customizing presentations for groups of all sizes, ages, and expertise, Peter has been able to share his lifelong love of reptiles and give his students the opportunity to see, touch, and interact with some cool, cold-blooded creatures. If you’re looking for a fun and educational presentation for a school group or entertainment for some birthday party fun, Peter can customize his presentation to fit any scenario. Read on to find out more! Q: Tell us about PT Reptiles and the programs...

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Something incredible is happening at Stroudsburg High School. Students are raising thousands of dollars to help children battling cancer. They’re donating their time, talents, and dance moves for a cure. Mini-THON: hundreds of students, twelve hours, one mission. So what exactly is Mini-THON? Let’s go back to where it all began – Penn State University. If you know anything about Penn State, you’ve probably heard of THON – the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Year after year, Penn Staters spend the year raising funds leading up to an epic dance marathon. The money raised through THON benefits Four...

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Freefall Trampoline Park

I know the scene well. The kids are running around the house screaming, toys are covering every surface. You contemplate forcing them out into the frozen tundra to expel some energy, but the time it takes to put on their snowsuits won’t be worth the 8 seconds they play outside. What to do? It’s times like this that the best solution is to break out of the boredom and get out of the house. Not sure where to go or what to do? When in doubt, jump it out! FreeFall Trampoline Park is the area’s largest indoor entertainment center,...

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Date Night @ Kalahari

Staycation! Between the sub-zero temperatures, post-holiday exhaustion, and snow days, you probably feel like you could use a vacation. But when an exotic getaway just isn’t in the cards, opt instead for a staycation. That’s right, it’s time to pretend you’re a tourist! Head to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Pocono Manor for a little relaxation and rejuvenation. (And no, we won’t judge you for leaving the kids at home!) Step One: Book a Room For a true staycation experience, spend the night at Kalahari. With its authentic African style, Kalahari will have you feeling like you’re on a...

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