Pocono Mountain Water Forest

Community Association

Happy Holidays To All


No matter which holiday you might celebrate we wish you a wonderful holiday season.
From your friends at,
Pocono Mountain Water Forest Community Association

Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving in the United States has been observed on differing dates. From the time of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln, the date of observance varied from state to state. The final Thursday in November had become the customary date in most U.S. states by the beginning of the 19th century, coinciding with, and eventually superseding the holiday of Evacuation Day (commemorating the day the British exited the United States after the Revolutionary War).[29] Modern Thanksgiving was proclaimed for all states in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln. Influenced by Sarah Josepha Hale, who wrote letters to politicians for approximately 40 years advocating an official holiday, Lincoln set national Thanksgiving by proclamation for the final Thursday in November in celebration of the bounties that had continued to fall on the Union and for the military successes in the war, also calling on the American people, "with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience .. fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation..."[30] Because of the ongoing Civil War, a nationwide Thanksgiving celebration was not realized until Reconstruction was completed in the 1870s.
On October 31, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a presidential proclamation changing the holiday to the next to last Thursday in November, for business reasons.[31] On December 26, 1941, he signed a joint resolution of Congress changing the national Thanksgiving Day to the fourth Thursday in November.[32]

Daylight Saving Time 2021

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Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021

The end of Daylight Saving Time for 2021 arrives Sunday morning when we turn our clocks back an hour.
Daylight Saving Time, sometimes incorrectly called by the plural Daylight Savings Time, concludes at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, when the clock will “fall back” one hour and in theory we get one extra hour of sleep. Days continue to get shorter — Oct. 28 was the first time since March 10 that the sun set before 6 p.m — until the winter solstice starts on Dec. 22.
What does it mean when Daylight Saving time ends? Clocks get turned back one hour. Clocks officially “fall back” at 2 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on the first Sunday in November to 1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
When did Daylight Saving Time begin? Daylight Saving Time started on Sunday, March 14, 2021 and will end on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 — a run of 238 days. It has begin the second Sunday in March and lasts until the first Sunday in November since 2007.
When does Daylight Saving Time start and end in 2022? We next turn the clocks ahead on March 13, 2022 — 126 days after turning them back. Daylight Saving Time in 2022 will end on Nov. 6, 2022.
Who invented daylight saving and what is its history? English architect William Willett first proposed the idea to change the clocks in 1907 when he published The Waste of Daylight. It is believed that Willett’s idea arose from an epiphany he had that “the sun shines upon the land for several hours each day while we are asleep, and is rapidly nearing the horizon, having already passed its western limit, when we reach home after the workday is over.” He pitched the idea to Parliament in 1908, but it was ultimately disregarded.
In 1916, Germany became the first country to institute Daylight Saving Time — using it to conserve fuel during World War I. The U.S. began turning clocks forward and back in 1918 but it wasn’t nearly universal until 1966 when Congress enacted the Uniform Time Act. Daylight Saving Time ran from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October from from 1997-2006. The following year it was lengthened by several weeks to its current form.

Clocks will be turned back from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m on Sunday, Nov. 7. 2021.The Associated Press
What states don’t observe Daylight Saving Time? Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe Daylight Saving Time. The time change is also not observed in U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Five states (Alabama, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi and Montana) have enacted legislation to make Daylight Saving Time permanent. Those changes, however, require federal approval. Others also have bills pending in state legislatures


104 Mountain Top Drive
109 Mountain Top Drive
113 Mountain Top Drive
118 Mountain Top Drive
192 Water Forest Drive
210 Water Forest Drive
281 Water Forest Drive
283 Water Forest Drive
291 Water Forest Drive

110 Laurel Drive
109 Lakewood Drive
139 Lakewood Drive
231 Lakewood Drive

104 Lakewood Court
101 Lakeview Court
110 Lakeview Court
101 Maple Ridge Road
104 Maple Ridge Road
110 Maple Ridge Road
114 Maple Ridge Road
127 Maple Ridge Road
130 Maple Ridge Road
132 Maple Ridge Road

110 Bayberry Drive
100 Elm Court
102 Oak Lane
108 Oak Lane

Bar-B-Que 2021


Yard Sale 2021

The Annual Community Yard Sale will take place on Saturday June 5th & Sunday June 6th, 2021. The time will be from 9:00am to 5:00pm on each day.
The following homes will be participating. We hope to see many more!

1) 104 Lakewood Court
2) 127 Maple Ridge Road
3) 235 Water Forest Drive

2021 Newsletter/Meeting

The 2021 Newsletter is now available for the community. Click on the link below to see it. You will still be receiving a printed copy of the 2021 newsletter in the mail. This will be the one with the form for you to vote at the General Membership Meeting
The Pocono Mountain Water Forest Community Association will be having it's General Membership Meeting on Sunday May 16th, 2021 at 1:00pm at the Clubhouse with registration beginning at 12:00 pm. We urge all residents to attend and participate.
If you have never attended an Annual Meeting you will see that it is an important part of running the community.
If you are NOT able to attend the General Membership Meeting please complete the ballot that you received in the mail with your name, lot number, section number and signature. If there are two owners on the deed, both must sign the form to make it valid.
Absentee ballots must be completed and received no later than 1:00 pm on Friday May 7, 2021.
If you are mailing your ballot please mark the envelope “Ballot” and send to:
Pocono Mountain Water Forest
250 Lakewood Drive, Miford PA 18337
If you are ABLE to attend the general meeting, please bring this ballot with you.
We hope to see everyone there this year!

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Daylight Saving Time

Mar 14
Forward 1 hour

Mar 14, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time Starts
When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 14, 2021,
2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 14, 2021,
3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 14, 2021 than the day before. There will be
more light in the evening.
Also called
Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.
More info:
DST Starts in the US & Canada
Yukon to Stay Permanently on DST

Nov 7
Back 1 hour

Nov 7, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 7, 2021,
2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 7, 2021,
1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 7, 2021 than the day before. There will be
more light in the morning.
Also called
Fall Back and Winter Time.

Happy Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a minor Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions of the world.
There are a number of martyrdom stories associated with various Valentines connected to February 14, including an account of the imprisonment of Saint Valentine of Rome for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire in the third century. According to an early tradition, Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his jailer. Numerous later additions to the legend have better related it to the theme of love: an 18th-century embellishment to the legend claims he wrote the jailer's daughter a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell before his execution; another addition posits that Saint Valentine performed weddings for Christian soldiers who were forbidden to marry.
The Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honour of Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on that date in AD 269. The day became associated with romantic love in the 14th and 15th centuries when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently by association with the "lovebirds" of early spring. In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. In Italy, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver's heart", as well as to children to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine's Malady).
Saint Valentine's Day is not a public holiday in any country, although it is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Church. Many parts of the Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrate Saint Valentine's Day on July 6 in honor of Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and on July 30 in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni).