Pocono Mountain Water Forest

Community Association

Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve 2021 will look a lot different than last year's celebration. Instead of heading out for a night on the town, many of us will be settling in for an evening on the couch. And in lieu of ringing in 2021 with dozens of friends, our guest lists will be limited to the people who live in our households. But just because your 2021 holiday is different doesn't mean it can't be just as festive, celebratory, and
meaningful as years past. With the right amount of planning, you can throw an incredible New Year's Eve bash right at home.
This year, holidays are even more important than ever. The past few months have been challenging for many of us, and New Year's Eve is the perfect day to reflect and reset. Seriously, what better time is there to look back on all you've accomplished and overcome than the last day of the year? Before the clock strikes 12, grab a
favorite bottle of bubbly and get ready to celebrate with these festive quarantine New Year's Eve ideas. From setting a creative New Year's resolution to planning an incredible New Year's Eve brunch, you're bound to find a few celebratory ideas you love.

Happy Holidays To All

The holidays are not very far off so we would like to get an early start by saying:
No matter which holiday you might celebrate we wish you a wonderful holiday season.
From your friends at,
Pocono Mountain Water Forest Community Association

The History of Daylight Saving Time

How Does Daylight Saving Time Work?
Johnna Kaplan
Although we dutifully adjust our lives for it twice a year, the whole “Spring forward, fall back” phenomenon can be puzzling. For many people, when the time change approaches in spring or fall, it brings with it at least a moment of confusion: How does daylight saving time work, again? What day do we do this, and what time exactly do we change our clocks? Are we gaining an hour, or losing one? If that hour is truly lost, where does it go? And is it Daylight Saving or Daylight Savings Time?
That last one’s easy. Strange as it sounds if you usually say the “s,” the proper name is Daylight Saving Time. As for the rest of it, here are the facts you need to know about springing forward and falling back.

Why Does Daylight Saving Time Exist?
The first person known to have suggested a seasonal adjustment of time was none other than Benjamin Franklin. In 1784, he noted that sleeping in despite the sun’s rising earlier in the summer was a waste of good daylight. He suggested, humorously, not a nationwide changing of clocks but rather a volley of early morning cannon fire to rouse people from their beds. Several other innovators around the world had similar ideas over the next century. Some proposed more serious plans to do something about it, but ultimately these were seen as impractical and unwelcome.
The urgent need to conserve fuel during World War I finally made 31 nations implement a version of Daylight Saving Time or DST. After the war was over, most of them returned to “normal,” but soon enough World War II began. Then, 52 countries adopted the energy-saving schedule adjustment. Some changed their clocks for the whole year, including the United States. The U.S. remained on what was then called “wartime” from 1942 to 1945. (Daylight Saving Time would be extended again during the oil crisis of the 1970s.) After the war, when mandatory nationwide “wartime” ended, clock-related matters were left to state and local governments to regulate (or not) as they chose.
The federal government didn’t attempt to standardize the process again until 1966. It enacted the Uniform Time Act and established dates and times for those areas choosing to change their clocks. Further adjustments were made in 1986 and 2007. Today most people in the U.S. change their clocks at the agreed-upon time and date twice a year.
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Halloween House Decorating Contest

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Pool Closed

The pool is now closed for the 2020 season. We hope everyone had a nice time at the pool even though there were
tough circumstances this year due to Covid-19. We appreciate and thank all of our residents that helped us make it a little easier by understanding the situation and cooperating with our staff. Hopefully we won't have the same situation next year. Please check our site next year to see the opening date for the 2021 season. We hope everyone has a great fall and winter!

Labor Day: What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Read More…

CoronaVirus Update

Dear Residents, In an effort to protect our working environment, employees and residents during these trying times the PMWF Clubhouse will be closed to the public until further notice. Please be advised that the Office is operating during its normal business hours.

Pool Update


We Apologize For Any Inconvience
Thank You,

Independence Day!

Wishing everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July from the PMWFCA
4th of July

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

RSS News Feed Update

After speaking with the community office today it seems that the "RSS News Feed" is not working for the office computer. We are monitoring this. So far we feel it might be that the office computer is a "PC". The "RSS News Feed" might only work on "Apple". Please send some feedback and let me know if it's working for you and if your on a "PC" or an "Apple".
Thanks so much,

"The Webmaster"4_bab_02

Website Update

Just a quick word on the progress of the new website. Everything seems to working very well at this time. A new feature of this website is is the "RSS News Feed" located under the Archives Heading. Check it out! I hope that you all enjoy the upgrade.
"The Webmaster"4_bab_02

New Website Design

We hope that you like the new website design. It is still under construction so everything might not be working at the moment. Please be patient. It will be up and running as soon as possible.
And don't forget that you can send in "PICTURES' and BLOG"S for us to post. Just Click "Contact Me" at the bottom of each page.
(All "PICTURES" & "BLOG'S" will be reviewed before posting).
Thanks for Understanding,
"The Webmaster"4_bab_02