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March 2017 NewsFlash

Penn State Extension


Upcoming Events
Pike County, 514 Broad Street, Milford PA 18337 ♦ 570-296-3400
PikeExt@psu.edu ♦ extension.psu.edu/pike/events


The Pocono District of Penn State Extension, consisting of Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne Counties (District 9), has a website with information from all 4 counties.



Reg: = registration deadline

4-H / YOUTH —4-H is open to youth ages 5—18 (unless otherwise noted).
3/1/17 – Clubhouse Kids 4-H club meeting, 1:30—3:00 PM, Dingmans Ferry, open to youth ages 5—12
3/2/17 – Knitting Kids 4-H club meeting, 6:00—7:30 PM, Milford
3/4/17 – 4-H Photography club meeting, 1:30—3:30 PM, Milford, open to youth ages 8—18
3/4/17 – Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 2:00—4:00 PM, Milford
3/6/17 – Sew What 4-H club meeting, 4:30—6:00 PM, Milford, open to youth 9 or in 4th grade & older & their guardians
3/6/17 – 4-H Silver Birch SR Archery Club meeting, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Matamoras
3/6/17 – Monroe County 4-H Horse Leader meeting, 7:00—9:00 PM, Stroudsburg
3/7/17 – 4-H Silver Birch Jr Archery Club meeting, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Matamoras
3/11/17 – Rough Riders 4-H Horse club meeting, 10:00—11:00 AM, Bushkill
3/13/17 – 4-H Silver Birch Sr Archery Club meeting, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Matamoras
3/14/17 – 4-H Explorer Buds club meeting, 4:30—6:00 PM, Milford, open to youth ages 5—8
3/14/17 – 4-H Silver Birch Jr Archery Club meeting, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Matamoras
3/15/17 – Clubhouse Kids 4-H club meeting, 1:30—3:00 PM, Dingmans Ferry


Please “like” the Pike County 4-H facebook page

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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Penn State offers Drinking Water testing through their own University Lab or through Prosser Labs. Stop in the office at 514 Broad Street to pick up sterile bottles and review pricing. Local testing through Prosser Labs makes weekly pickups on Wednesday mornings at 11AM. If you need testing for mortgage refinance, plan ahead. Some test results take weeks! For more information on Water Quality, visit: http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water, or call us at 570-296-3400.

FOOD SAFETY
3/6/17 & – ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM, Hawley; Reg: March 2
3/13/17 9:00 —11:00 AM, exam 11:00 AM—1:00 PM (Snow date: March 20)
3/16/17 & – ServSafe Food Safety Management Certification Course, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM, Stroudsburg; Reg: March 10
3/23/17 9:00 —11:00 AM, exam 11:00 AM—1:00 PM (Snow date: March 30)
3/16/17 – Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling, 6:00—9:00 PM, Lehighton; Reg: March 13

NUTRITION, DIET, and HEALTH
2/287/17 – Informational meeting for the StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program starting March 28, 1:00 PM, Lehighton; Reg: Feb 27
3/8/17 – Free NE PA Tick and Lyme Disease Awareness, 6:00—8:00 PM, Honesdale

PESTICIDES
3/2/17 – Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00—11:00 AM, Stroudsburg

PLANTS / GARDENING
3/8/17 – Free NE PA Tick and Lyme Disease Awareness, 6:00—8:00 PM, Honesdale
3/11/17 – Edibles: Starting Seeds, 9:00—11:00 AM, Lords Valley; Reg: March 9
3/11/17 – Beautiful Blooms: What to Plant Where, 12:00—2:00 PM, Lords Valley; Reg: March 9
3/11/17 – Container and Herb Gardening, 10:00 AM—12:00 PM, Stroudsburg

GARDENING HOTLINES
Master Gardeners can answer home gardening questions. In winter months, volunteers are not in the office regularly. Please check back in the spring for their schedule. You can always call (see phone numbers at top or bottom of this email) or stop in to leave a question or sample or email

Carbon County: carbonext@psu.edu
Monroe County: monroemg@psu.edu
Pike County: pikeext@psu.edu
Soil test kits are available year round for $9.00, which includes the standard test.

A dedication ceremony was held in September for the memorial garden to honor the memory of Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson spearheaded by the Penn State Master Gardeners in Pike County. Donations are being sought for future maintenance and upkeep of the garden. Visit http://www.neagle.com/news/20160912/garden-recalls-cpl-bryon-dickson for an article on the ceremony.

Please “like” the Master Gardeners of Pike County facebook page
Please “like” the Penn State Master Gardeners of Carbon County facebook page
Please “like” the Monroe County PA Master Gardeners facebook page

WEBINARS
3/14/17 – Technology Tuesday: Tie Stall Dairy Barnes, 8:30—10:00 AM
3/14/17 – PA Forest Stewardship: Creating Age Diversity in Forests, 12:00—1:00 PM and 7:00—8:00 PM
3/15/17 – Land Use Decision-making: Pipelines & People: How Communities Can Better Understand & Manage Pipelines, 12:00—1:15 PM, Reg: May 17
3/15/17 – Green Industry Updates, 1:00—1300 PM, Reg: March 22
3/1/617 – Natural gas: What We Know About Property Value Studies Near Shale Gas/Oil Extraction Sites: A Review of Published Studies., 1:00—1300 PM, Reg: March 16


In This Newsletter


UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS

Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance Upcoming Programs

Pike County Master Gardeners host March 11th Workshop Series: Ready? Set.. Garden!

Wally Wine Fest at The Waterfront at Silver Birches

SPRING OPEN HOUSE

Breastfeeding Classes at Wayne Memorial Now Offered Monthly

Quickbooks Assistance

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) March Events – 2017

Save the Date

EAT, SLEEP, PLAY

Penn State Extension

Support a worthy cause Donate today!

The Dime Bank donated $6,000.00 to the Pike County Public Library

The Dime Bank Donated $5,000.00 to Pocono Environmental Education Center

The Best GO-TO-GUIDE

Wayne Memorial Medical Command Enhances Emergency Services

The Dime Bank donated $10,000.00 to GPCF and ART to support DVSD

MHC Art GAllery now OPEN!

Autism 911 Training

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Earns National Recognition

Pike County Conservation District Hosts Workshop for Municipal Officials

Spirit of Hope Celebration Raises Over $67,000 for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

Dr. Lori Williams Joins Hamlin Family Health Center

ChamberChoice Now Offers the Following New Products:

Elevate Your Brand – The Cooperage Project

MilfordMD Announces Special Pricing in March on Thermage, ThermiTight and Venus Freeze, Nonsurgical Treatments Aimed at Skin Tightening and Neck Contouring

Environmental Education Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

DAVIS R. CHANT REALTORS AWARDS TOP HONORS FOR 2016


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