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Issue 52 — Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Pike Co. Man Charged With Striking Park Ranger With Car While Fleeing

SCRANTON — A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Pike County man with assaulting a National Park Service ranger while fleeing apprehension.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Damari Mykel Roulhac, 25, was located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area when he struck a Ranger with his automobile while fleeing after being ordered to stop.

Roulhac previously was charged on July 5, 2016 with a criminal complaint alleging the same violations. Roulhac currently is serving a state sentence of imprisonment in Pike County for driving under the influence charges.

The maximum penalty under federal law for the most severe charge is a, eight-year term of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.

Mexico And Margaritas

MILFORD — The Laurel Villa Country Inn & Restaurant continues its series of special events with a “Mexico & Margaritas” Dinner on Friday, August 5 at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy a gourmet, four-course Mexican meal while sipping four different specialty beverages.

“We’ll be featuring cocktails created especially for this event,” said Janice Halsted, Innkeeper at the Laurel Villa, “each with a different Mexican theme.”

Chef Carl’s menu starts with Shrimp with Oranges and tequila, paired with a Prosecco Margarita. The second course will be Cilantro and Lime Marinated Chicken Breast with avocado/pineapple salsa served with a Sunset Mango/Pineapple margarita, followed by a third course of Red Chili Grilled Pork tenderloin with tomatillo and roasted pine nut pesto and a spicy Grapefruit Margarita.

For dessert, guests will enjoy margarita cheesecake pie and a Carjillo, coffee and cream laced with Licor 43. Each cocktail will be presented and described by Dave Ciabocchi of Sazerac Wines & Spirits.

Seating for the “Mexico & Margaritas” event is limited, and reservations should be made by Thursday, August 4. For reservations and more information, call the Laurel Villa at 570-296-9940 or email info@laurelvilla.com. The Laurel Villa, on Facebook and at www.laurelvilla.com, serves dinner each week from Thursday through Saturday at 2nd and Ann Streets in Milford.

GAIT Therapeutic
Riding Center
Seeks New Board Members

MILFORD — GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center of Milford, PA would like to open nominations for new members to serve on its board of directors. This Board works with the executive director and staff to complete the necessary operations of the non-profit organization. Tasks include fundraising, budgeting and promotion. Prior experience is not necessary, we are looking for people with dedication and drive to accomplish our goals.

Interested persons [M1] should be able to attend quarterly[M2] meetings and be willing to participate in events to help promote GAIT. Creativity and follow-through is valued! GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded over twenty years ago with the mission of utilizing equine activities to improve the quality of life for children and adults with special needs in the tri-state area. GAIT is accredited by PATH International the global organization for equine therapy.

GAIT follows all safety and educational standards set by this organization to ensure safe, quality experiences for all of riders, volunteers and staff. We are looking for inspirational people to help us move forward as GAIT continues to grow. What a great way to give back to your local community and make a difference in the lives of people with special needs while increasing your knowledge and admiration for horses!

Please visit our website at: http://gaittrc.org/ or visit our Face Book page. You may also call our office at: 570-409-1140 or e-mail: gaitpa@gmail.com. If you are interested, please send a note to Board of Director President, Sandy Stalter at P.O. Box 69, Milford, PA 18337.

E’burg Teacher Gets Environmental Education Grants

BUSHKILL — Ryan De Long, a biology teacher at the East Stroudsburg Area School District’s North High School, received $1,000 for two environmental science projects. Lehman Township Supervisor John Sivick spoke about the funding at a regular township meeting held at the township building on Municipal Drive last week.

Sivick said that the Pike County Conservation District (CD) board approved two $500 grants, one in 2015, and one in 2016, for De Long’s projects. Administrative Manager Michele Ulmer reported last week that the CD has been funding environmental education projects since 2005. All three school districts in Pike County have received funding for such special projects.

Ulmer said that in the last month, CD approved De Long for installing light-emitting diode (LED) lights for a planter box in a North campus greenhouse. CD previously funded De Long for an indoor aquarium for a trout tank. He plans to recycle trout-tank water, which is nutrient rich, into the greenhouse... for complete story, get this week's issue.

Twp. Approves Two Lot Improvements

DINGMAN — The Dingman Township Supervisors approved two lot improvements during a short meeting Tuesday, July 19. Approved was the combining of two lots at 113 Midlake Drive in the Sunrise Lake development, owned by Cherie Wood Gormley, and another two lots at 105 Lead Court, also in the Sunrise Lake development, owned by George McLuckey and Mario Lobarinos.

Supervisors also OK’d a request to string a banner across the highway by Gold Key Country Club for its Saturday, Aug. 20, Oktoberfest. Sewage/Zoning Officer Chris Wood reported that he had investigated a sewage complaint passed to the township by Robert Corby of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and found no odor or any other kind of problem.

Wood also noted that he has seen many garbage and sewer violations in the township. He said the sewer violations tend to occur about the 30-year mark of septic tanks. The supervisors paid $30,861.63 in bills from the general fund and $50 from the recreation fund, as well as $530 from the Bridge Preserve fund. The general fund balance stands at $1.1 million.

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