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Recycle your used car seat and receive a $30 Walmart gift card

admin | September 14, 2019


Retail giant Walmart is teaming up with TerraCycle to host their first ever car seat recycling drive. The event in connection with National Baby Safety month, will take place in nearly 4,000 Walmart stores from September 16 till September 30th, 2019.

‘Customers can trade in used car seats at the Service desk in any participating Walmart store and receive a $30 Walmart gift card* that can be used in store or online to buy items for their baby. All car seats collected in this program will be recycled through TerraCycle, and each component will be diverted from the landfill.’

Traditionally car seats are non recyclable, but TerraCycle, an innovative waste management company specializing in hard to recycle products is making it possible.

To learn more about the ‘Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event’ or to late a participating store near you, visit

To learn more about TerraCycle and its innovative recycling solutions, please visit

*Walmart $30 gift card offer with car seat trade in valid September 16, 2019 through September 30, 2019 at participating Walmart retail store locations. Not available at all Walmart Neighborhood Market locations. Limit of 2 gift cards per household. Booster seats not eligible for trade-in. Please see Customer Service desk for assistance with all car seat trade-ins. Gift cards subject to terms and conditions found here.


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5 Family Friendly Halloween Events in the Pocono for 2015

admin | October 15, 2015


When looking for things to do during the Halloween season, there’s never a shortage of events and activities in the Pocono. From Haunted trails to pumpkin picking, there is always something to fit everyones taste.

Here is a list of 5 perfect family-friendly activities to sink your teeth into:


1. Trick or Treat Trail at Haunted Lehman Park
The Trick or Treat Trail at Haunted Lehman Park is a special non-scary trail perfect for children under 12 years old. Interactive trails, candy and a whole lot of fun make this a perfect venue for Halloween fun. The park has a hayride that transports visitors from the car park to the trail.
Click here to learn more.


2. ’15 Fall Fest at Apple Blossom Village
690 Allegheny Road  Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania 18343
Phone: 570-897-5900

Every weekend until October 31, Apple Blossom Village are running their 2015 Fall Festival. Wagon-rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Trolley Rides, Corn Maze, Train Rides, Petting Farm, & Pony Rides’, will all be available every weekend. A different scheduled themed events will also run every week:

  • October 17-18 Creative Arts & Leisure
  • October 24-25 Halloween Party & Author Visit
  • October 31 The Great Pumpkin Cook-Off

For more information, visit


3. Halloween Parade at Roba Family Farms
Decker Rd
Dalton, Pennsylvania
Phone: 570-563-2904

A musical performance from Dan & Galla, smores and treats a wood sculpturer are amongst the many things planned for the Halloween parade at Roba Family Farms from October 24-25. Wear your costume to the farm and join the parade! To learn more, visit


4. The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival at Country Junction
6565 Interchange Rd., Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone: 610-377-8400

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival at Country Junction is open daily from 11am-6pm (rain or shine) until October 25. Enjoy Hayrides, 3D Adventure, barefoot adventure, bounce house, pirate ships, magic gardens and more. To learn more, visit:!pumpkin-festival/cadk


5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Shawnee Playhouse
552 River Road, Shawnee On Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: 570-421-5093

Washington Irving’s spooky Halloween classic  ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’, is readapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller and brought to life in a theatrical performance for the whole family. The show will run from Friday October 16 to October 31 and promises ‘thrills, chills and laughs that keep young audiences on the edge of their seats.’ Click here for more information.



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5 Day Camps to consider this Summer

admin | April 22, 2015


daycampsWhether you’re looking for a full-time summer program, a week away at a residential camp, or a day of sporting and recreation activity for your child, the north East Pennsylvanian area has a wide range of activities to keep the children busy this summer.

Most summer camps/classes are currently accepting registrations, and many parents are using this opportunity to reserve their places in order to avoid the risk of spots getting filled up.

Check out our list of 5 Camps and classes to consider this summer.

Now in its 25th year, Camp Invention is an annual camp that stimulates the minds of young inventors by exposing them to a fun-packed summer full of lasting memories.
Camp Invention runs from July 6 – 10, 2015. Click here to learn more.


Stroud Kids
Stroud Region Open Space & Recreation Commission
15 Day Street
East Stroudsburg
PA 18301

The Stroud Region Open Space & Recreation Commission (SROSRC) will run their summer day camp on Monday’s to Fridays from June 22 to August 14. They promise 8 weekly themes of sporting and leisurely fun, education and making new friends.

Visit to learn more about their pricing and full schedule.


ESU for Kids
East Stroudsburg University
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg
PA 18301-2999

Now in its 24th year, the East Stroudsburg University (ESU) for Kids Summer program will run weekdays from July 13 – 31 this year. Schedules are flexible – there are options to choose from one fifteen day course, two fifteen day courses, or up to seven courses per day! Courses range from piano and guitar lessons, Jewelry making, writers workshops, cooking and volleyball. View the brochure here. For full schedule and pricing, visit the website.


Summer Day Camp
Pocono Environmental Educational Center (PEEC)

538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry
PA 18328

Since 1998 PEEC’s nature day camp have provided a wide range of fun activities for campers Activites include hiking, playing games, and exploring a national park under close supervision by trained camp staff. The camp runs from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and transportation service is available at $50 a week from either Milford Health Center or the Bushkill General Store (Pickup times are 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.). The camp will begin on June 29 and run thru to August 21.

Click here to learn more or view the Brochure here.


S.T.A.R.S. Summer Camps
Shawnee Theatrical Arts Resource Center
552 River Road
Shawnee on Delaware
PA 18356

The Shawnee Theatrical Arts Resource Center (S.T.A.R.S.) Summer Camps offers an educational and fun based theatre experience for campers. Children are taught about performance art and choreography and will help assist one of 6 shows at the end of the session. Click here to learn more.


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Posted In Community, Education, Kids Classes, Local

Registration Open for Camp Invention

admin | March 10, 2015


Now in its 25th year, Camp Invention is an annual camp that stimulates the minds of young inventors by exposing them to a fun-packed summer full of lasting memories.

Inspired by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp invention offers a hands on educational experience taught by local certified educator.

The program promises vital problem solving skills:

  • Be challenged by real-life innovators who have changed the world – wait until you see what the inventor of the digital camera wants you to invent!
  • Build and compete in your team’s freestyle racing cart
  • Prototype your very own epic video game level where you create your own characters and decide how your hero saves the day
  • Push your limits while taking apart old machines and inventing new ones
  • Create and innovate with your friends

This year Camp Invention will be held at Resica Elementary School, and costs $22o for a five day program which begins on July 6, 2015. Discounts are available when you register online at camp

To learn more, visit or call 800.968.4332

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3rd Annual NEPA BlogCon (Bloggers Conference) returns on October 11 with Blog of the Year Awards

admin | September 5, 2014


It’s that time of the year again. NEPA Blogcon is back for its third consecutive year and promises to be bigger and better than before with a new format, new presenters and a new cause.

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Since 2012, NEPA BlogCon has remained the region’s only blogging and social media conference, designed to bring together bloggers of all experience levels, as well as those interested in marketing, social media, and communicating through the internet. It’s also an excellent event for marketers, small business owners, and students, with tracks focusing on marketing, technology, and blogging for business.

This year’s conference will be held on October 11, 2014 at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA and will include beginner and advanced sessions on topics including social media in sports marketing, finding your photographer’s voice, using Facebook to grow your business, blog monetization, brand building, and getting started with YouTube. Featured speakers include Brian Coe of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Frances Croke Page of the PureFoodsProject, Danielle Fleming of NOTE Fragrances, Jim Cheney of Uncovering PA, and internationally-acclaimed blogger and non-profit founder, Shane Burcaw of Laughing at My Nightmare.

NBC2014 Poster B TextTickets are $15 and will include lunch refreshments, a SWAG bag, a t-shirt, and admission to all sessions. Visit to register online. All proceeds from this year’s conference will be applied to STEM education though the launch of a regional code camp in summer 2015, for girls in fourth through sixth grades.

Attendees look forward to the annual NEPA Blog of the Year (BOTY) Awards Competition leading up to the conference. Each week, blogs from selected categories will be nominated and voting will be opened for fans to vote for their favorite bloggers on a poll on the conference website blog at Winners in each of the following categories will receive a commemorative award certificate and additional prizes at the conference; Political Blog of the Year, Fashion/Lifestyle Blog of the Year, Food Blog of the Year, Fitness/Sports Blog of the Year, and Writing/Business Blog of the Year.

Once again, this year’s official media partner for NEPA BlogCon is WNEP-TV 16 and Net Driven is serving as the hospitality sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities for businesses and community organizations are still available. Visit for details. 

To learn more, check out the following links:
Twitter: @nepablogcon
Facebook: /nepablogcon

About NEPA BlogCon
NEPA BlogCon is organized by a group of women with a passion for bringing new ideas and experiences to the Northeastern Pennsylvania community: Michelle Hryvnak-Davies (@mhryvnak), Karla Porter (@karla_porter) and Mandy Boyle (@mandyboyle).

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Posted In Attractions, Community, Events, Local, Summer

Three Summer Day Camps to Check out this Summer

admin | June 3, 2014


1504Summer recess is slowly approaching and I know some of us are looking for things to gets our kids into.

Summer Camps are usually a great solution for keeping kids safe and occupied during the summer months. Check out three that we found below:

Pocono Family YMCA Camp (Camp Hidden Lake)
The Pocono YMCA promises a summer of fun and adventure at Camp Hidden lake. The program includes Canoeing, Basketball, Outdoor skills, arts and crafts, group games, nature activities, field trips, archery, volleyball, hiking and so much more. Camp Hidden lake runs from June 23, 2014. To learn more, call (570)421-2525 or visit

Stroud Kids Summer Day Camp
Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation
15 Day Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

This year, Stroud Kids Summer Day Camp are offering newer low prices for their summer session and will offer Active and passive games, Arts and crafts, swimming, natural and environmental activities and exciting special events.
There will also be an extension offered at the end, for parents that wish to keep their kids enrolled for an extra week.

Camp will run from June 23 to Agust 15, 2014. Visit or call (570)426-1512 to learn more.


PEEC Summer Day Camp 2014
538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania 18328-9614

The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Summer Day Camp offers environmental themes camp programs tailored made for young environmentalists. The programs offers 7 different sessions specially designed to suit different age groups. There is ‘Tadpoles’ for 3 year olds to Kindergarteners;’Polliwogs’ for 1st to 2nd graders; ‘Wet n’ Slimy’ for 3rd to 4th graders; Junior Naturalists for 5th to 7th graders and ‘Senior Naturalists’ for 8th to 11th graders.

The PEEC camp programs will run from June 30 to August 15, 2014. To learn more, visit
Enter Coupon Code: SDCAMP2014S to save $5.00, when you register online.




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