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News Archive

Below is an archive of the news items:

Arrow 10/21/2014-- The minutes from the September 11 Borough meeting have been posted.  Click here to view them.

Arrow 9/17/2014-- As of August 2014, property owners wishing to begin projects on their homes will be responsible for securing their own building inspector.  Click here for more information.

Arrow 9/17/2014--The minutes from the August 14 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Click here to view them.

Arrow 8/27/2014--The minutes from the July 10 Borough Council meeting have been posted.  Click here to view them.

Arrow 7/23/2014--The minutes from the April 10, May 8, and June 12 Borough Meetings have been posted.  Click here to view them.

Arrow 5/14/2014--Here are the details of the 2014 Photo Contest and the 2014 Golf Tournament

Arrow 5/13/2014-- The minutes from the March 13 Borough Council meeting have been posted.   Click here to view them.

Arrow 3/31/2014-- The minutes from the February 13 Borough Council meeting have been posted.  Click here to view them.

Arrow 3/31/2014-- The annual letter from the Association President has been posted.  Click here to view it.  Dues are $60 and due on May 1, 2014.

Arrow 3/31/2014-- The 2014 Calendar of Events has been posted.  Click here to view it.  Rules and guidelines for some of the events can be found here. 

Arrow 3/31/2014-- Information about this year's Nite at the Races has been posted.  Click here to find all the details and the registration form.

Arrow 3/31/2014-- The 6th annual Penn Lake Association Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 2.  Register by July 20.  Click here to find all the details and the registration form.

Arrow 2/17/2014-- The minutes from the January 9 Borough Council meeting have been posted.  Click here to view them.

Arrow 2/3/2014-- We are going to have "Night at the Races" this summer at the Community Building, with a date to be determined.

Arrow 2/3/2014-- The next Association meeting is scheduled for 2/22/2014 at 10am in the Community Building. - UPDATE: This meeting has been rescheduled. A new date will be announced soon.

8/6/2013 - Penn Lake Park heir sells 390 acres to DCNR.  Click here to see the article.

8/5/2013 - The following items have been updated on the website:
                May 9 Borough Meeting Minutes
                May 25 Association Meeting Minutes
                June 13 Association Meeting Minutes
                Sand Zoning Ordinance

6/5/2013--- The minutes from the April 11 Borough Council meeting have been posted.  Click here to view them.

5/28/2013--- The Penn Lake Photo Contest is here, give it your best shot!  This year we are accepting photos in two categories: 1) New (photos taken this year) and 2) Historical (photos taken from the good old days).  Submit your photos and completed entry forms by August 25.  Click here for photo contest rules and further details.

5/28/2013--- Penn Lake Association night at SWB RailRaiders - Join us on Saturday, June 22 for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders game!  Our group is getting the best available seats by taking advantage of this deal.  Group tickets include a chance to win a RailRaiders jersey.  Gates open at 6:05pm, with the game starting at 7:05pm. Tickets are $8 each.  Click here for further details and who to contact.

5/28/2013--- The 5th Annual Penn Lake Association Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course.  The format is Captain & Crew.  The cost is $50 and includes the green fee and cart rental.  Sign up by Sunday August 4. Click here for the sign-up form and further details.  We hope to see you!

5/28/2013--- The minutes from the March 14 Borough Council meeting and public meeting about the Comprehensive Plan have been posted.  Click here to view them.

3/14/2013--- The Penn Lake Right To Know Policies, Procedures, and request form have been posted.  Click here to view.

2/25/2013--- The minutes from the January 10 Borough Council meeting have been posted.  Click here to view them.

2/8/2013--- The 2013 Zoning Permit Application has been posted.  Click here to view it.

1/17/2013--- The Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing on January 31 concerning the Penn Lake Borough's Comprehensive Plan.  Go here to view a DRAFT version of the Comprehensive Plan.

1/11/2013--- The minutes from the December 12, 2012 Borough Council meeting have been posted.  Click here to view them.

1/2/2013--- Happy New Year everyone!  Wishing you and your families all the best in the new year!

12/27/2012--- Happy Holidays everyone!  Wishing you and your families all the best in the new year!  The minutes from the November 13 Borough meeting have been posted.  Click here to view.

11/18/2012--- The annual Rod & Gun Pot Luck dinner will be Sunday, November 25th from 5 - 7pm in the Community Building.  Bring a plate, snack, or beverage (or just show up, we seem to have more than we need each time).  There will be cheesecake and the customary gallon of cheap red wine will also be provided.  Hope to see you there!
 
10/29/2012--- Hurricane Sandy ALERT:  Please secure any boats/docks you may have on the beach area or lakefront so that they do not block up the dam or outlet/inlet areas in the storm. When the storm comes through, the Community Building will be open. Porta Potties are being delivered to the ballpark and Community Building areas on Monday 10/29.  In case of an emergency during this storm, as always, please call 911.  If you have questions or concerns, please call the Borough Secretary, Margo at 443-8017 OR Jill at 570-899-4818.

10/27/2012---The minutes from the September 11 Borough meeting have been posted.  Click here to view.  For a complete listing of all previous Borough meeting minutes, click here

10/1/2012---The minutes from the September 2 Association meeting have been posted.  Click here to view.  For a complete listing of all previous Association meeting minutes, click here

9/25/2012---The minutes from the July 10 and August 14 Borough meetings have been posted.  Click here to view July's minutes.  Click here to view August's minutes.

8/27/2012--- The minutes from the July 30 Association meeting have been posted.  Click here to view.  Click here for a link to all previous Association meeting minutes.

8/27/2012--- A new Zoning Permit Application has been posted.  Click here to find the latest applications.

8/6/2012--- The minutes from the June 25 Association meeting have been posted.  Click here to view.  The geese have been enjoying our nice new beach, unfortunately.  The Association left a bucket and scoop at the beach if anyone sees the piles and can help clean it up.  If anyone can help out by using our scooper and bucket, or even just chasing them away, it would be great.  Remember, please don't feed the geese! 

8/6/2012--- The minutes from the June 12 Borough meeting have been posted.  Click here to view. 

7/5/2012--- We hope everyone had a nice 4th of July Holiday!  Click here to view the minutes from the May 26 Association meeting.  Click here to view the minutes from the May 8 Borough meeting.

6/7/2012---  There has been a change with the Swim Lesson schedule.  The dates for swim lessons will now be 7/23 - 7/27 and 7/30 - 8/3.

5/25/2012---  The 4th annual Penn Lake Association Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday August 11, 2012 at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course.  Start time is 8:30am and format is Captain & Crew.  Registration deadline is Sunday, July 29.  To sign up call 570-443-0829 or 570-443-7519.  Click here for more details.  Last year was a lot of fun and this year will be even better.  Looking forward to seeing you!

5/25/2012---  Think you can win Penn Lake's Photo contest?  Give it your best shot!  Submit your photo and completed entry form by August 29, 2012.  Photo contest rules and entry form can be accessed by clicking here.

5/14/2012---  A public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 31 at 6:00 pm, at the Penn Lake Community Building for discussion and comment on the proposed Basler/ Nature Conservancy Subdivision. Penn Lake Park Borough Council will also vote on the subdivision at this hearing.

5/13/2012---  The minutes from the March and April Borough meetings have been posted.  Click here to view.

5/2/2012---  The minutes from the February Borough meeting have been posted.  Click here to view.  Click here for all past Borough meeting minutes.

4/26/2012---  NOTICE: The Penn Lake Planning Commission (PLPC) meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, May 1st at 7pm in the Community Building.

4/7/2012---  Effective immediately, due to dry and windy conditions, a burning ban is in effect at Penn Lake until further notice. 

3/29/2012---  Click here to view the 2012 Calendar of Events.  Click here to read the letter from the Penn Lake Association President, Dan Cronauer.  

2/24/2012--- Penn Lake residents can now apply for a $1000 college scholarship, offered by the Robert C. Edwards Scholarship Foundation.  Click here for the Scholarship application.

2/19/2012--- The minutes from the January Borough Meeting have posted.  Click here

1/16/2012--- The minutes from the December Borough Meeiting have posted.  Click here.

1/15/2012--- Several Borough Meetings were held in November:
     - Special FEMA Meeting on 11/3/2011

     - Borough Meeting Minutes on 11/15/2011
     -
Special 2012 Budget Meeting on 11/29/2011

1/14/2012--- Happy New Year everyone!  Click here to view the Borough Council members of 2012.

11/23/2011--- Attention Hunters: I hope archery and early muzzleloader was a time for everybody to get out.. Bear season is here now and also in during part of Deer rifle season as well.. so opportunities abound for chances at some big game.  So for the second year in a row we will kick it off with the Pot luck dinner on Nov. 27, 2011 at the community house from 4:30 till 7:00pm.  We had a good time last year and hope this year brings the same..  We are asking everybody to bring a little something so everybody can have a bite and do some chit chatting (and or bragging as we all see fit.. )

AS a reminder..  Everybody who is hunting should be rod and gun club member and have a badge or accompanied with a guest badge.

IF you will be coming you can rsvp to Mike Borsuk (mborsuk@pa.metrocast.net) or just show up.  Trail cam pics can be shared to start some good conversations.. Hope to see you all there!!! 

10/26/2011--- Attention Parents:  Effective Monday, October 31, 2011, the Crestwood school bus will enter on Carter Drive and encircle the lake.  Hollenback children can be picked up and dropped off on the corner of Lakeview and Hollenback.  The bus will then continue around Lakeview until it reaches Carter Drive where it will exit.  Please adjust your schedule to accommodate this new bus route.  This decision was made based upon an inspection of our roads in Penn Lake on October 26, 2011 by representatives from the Crestwood School District.  Travel on Hollenback for the school bus is restricted until the deep ditches are repaired.  This is a safety issue not only for your children but also the school bus itself. 

10/23/2011--- A Halloween Party will be held for Penn Lake children of any age on Saturday, October 29 from 1 - 3pm at our recreation area. The party is sponsored by the Playground Committee.  Have your child come (attended, please) for games, prizes, food and fun. This event is FREE to all Penn Lake children.  Donations towards our playground are gratefully accepted.  For any questions, please contact 570-899-4818.  Happy Halloween!
 

10/5/2011--- Attention Parents:  Please be advised that until further notice from the Borough, all Crestwood School District school children will be picked up and dropped off at the Community House.  Due to the pending construction on Lakeview Drive (major pot hole and drainage issue), Darby Drive (Community Development Grant money to repave) and Lakeview/Hollenback Drive (crushed pipe under road causing flooding and safety issues) (inlet to lake), it is of the best interest and safety of our children and these work areas to enact this restriction.  Once the work is complete, the Borough will decide when regular bus schedules can return to a somewhat normal run.  As everyone knows, Hollenback Road will remain closed until Dennison Township can repair the bridge by the stone quarry.  No further information is available concerning that repair.  Penn Lake was hit very hard during the recent storms and sustained a lot of road damage.  We hope everyone understands that this decision is necessary to maintain consistency with the pickup and delivery schedule of our children until the road work is complete.

10/5/2011---Important information for any residents affected by the recent flood, for private homes that were damaged, residents can apply for aid one of three ways. Visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Nanticoke at LCCC, by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) or online at www.disasterassistance.gov

9/20/2011--- The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map for Penn Lake Park Borough will become effective in the Spring of 2012, with the exact date pending notification from FEMA. There is a net increase of approximately 78 properties that will be included within the 100 Year Flood Plain which were not under the current Flood Insurance Rate Map that was published in 1980. You are encouraged to examine this Map in relationship to your property. 

The most of land surrounding the Lake is classified as an A Zone.  Click here for the FEMA publication that provides information regarding properties classified as being located in an A Zone.

8/14/2011--- The Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a breakfast at the community house on Saturday Sept 3.  WE are looking for volunteers for help in the Kitchen and Clean up at 11am.  If you have some time to help and want to enjoy some good company please let us know.  Please call Mike at 578-5148 if you are interested in helping.

Also, the Rod and Gun club is hosting Penn Lake's first Archery Primer on Saturday, September 17th.  It will be small get together to get everybody excited for the upcoming arcehry season.  Tight lines and shoot straight!!

8/12/2011--- The minutes from the July 30 Association Meeting have been posted.  Click here.  To see a complete listing of all Association Meeting minutes, click here.

8/10/2011--- The minutes from the July 12 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Click here.  To see a complete listing of all Borough Meeting minutes, click here.

8/2/2011--- Thank you to everyone who helped out with the Kids Fishing Derby.  Your time and donations were greatly appreciated.  It was a great turnout with a total of 23 paricipants.  Congratulations to Clay K. who won with a 15" Largemouth Bass.

7/23/2011--- The minutes from the June 18 Association Meeting have been posted.  Click here.  To see a complete listing of all Association Meeting minutes, click here.

7/19/2011---  The Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for this Saturday, July 23 from 9 - 12pm.  Click here for more details.  The event is sponsored by the Penn Lake Rod & Gun club.  We are looking for some volunteers to help judging, with the kids, etc.  Contact Mike at 578-5148 with any questions or if you would like to volunteer!  Thank you!

7/13/2011---  The latest Ecoli Monitoring results have been posted.  Concentrations are within acceptable limits.  Click here.  Enjoy the water!

7/13/2011---  Minutes from the June 14 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Click hereFor a link to all previous Borough Minutes, click here.

6/29/2011---  Effective June 29 at 3pm, the Beaches are open for swimming.  SWIMMING CAN RESUME.  The Kirby Health Center and the Dept of Health have provided clearance after the latest E.coli readings from June 28.  The results are well within acceptable range.

6/27/2011---  BEACH CLOSED.  NO SWIMMING IN THE LAKE UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE!  The water tests performed at the lake on July 24th have exceeded the allowable readings of Ecoli determined by the Department of Health.  Kirby Health Center indicated that the readings may be due to excessive amounts of rain we have been receiving.  Please chck back for updates about the situation.  If anyone happens to see swimmers in the lake, please inform them of this restriction.  Click here for more information about the monitoring of E. coli.

6/26/2011---  The minutes from the June 18 Rod & Gun Club meeting have been posted.  Click here.  For a link to all previous Rod & Gun club minutes, click here.

6/22/2011---  Effective Saturday July 2, 2011, the Penn Lake Association will be implementing a policy requiring lake residents to wear a Penn Lake Association issued wrist band when using the Penn Lake beaches.  Click here for more details.

6/21/2011---  The minutes from the May 10 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Click here.  For a link to all previous Borough Minutes, click here.

6/19/2011--- Kids Swim Lessons start this week, Monday - Friday 1- 3pm.  They continue through next Friday 7/1.  A more detailed schedule has been posted, just click here.  Swim Lessons are sponsored by the Penn Lake Association.

6/18/2011--- The minutes from the May 28 Association Meeting have been posted.  Click here.  For a link to all previous Association Minutes, click here.

6/6/2011---  The 3rd Annual Penn Lake Association Golf Tournament is planned for Saturday, August 13 at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course.  It will be an 8:30am start and the format will be Captain-Crew.  Coffee and doughnuts will be provided prior to start time.  All players must register in advance.  Registration fee is $49.  Click here for the registration form and rules.  The tournament is always a great time, we hope to see you there!

6/6/2011---  We're going out for our exclusive group night at the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees game on August 6, 2011.  The Association is getting the best available seats for taking advantage of this deal.  Click here for more details.  Contact Tom Carter for tickets.

6/5/2011--- The minutes from the February and April 2011 Planning Commission meetings have been posted.  No meeting was held in March.  Click here for the Planning Commission minutes and schedule for upcoming meetings.

6/1/2011--- Hope you all had a happy Memorial Day weekend.  Have a happy summer!  The dock is in at the beach, swim and boat safely.  Please remember our beach is private, Penn Lake residents and their guests only.  Thank you.

5/14/2011--- There will be a Rod & Gun club meeting on Saturday, May 21 at 9am in the Community Building.  The agenda includes the Treasurer's report, Dues & Badges, Nominations, and the Kids Fishing Derby.  Hope to see you there!

5/14/2011--- The minutes from the April 12 Borough meeting have been posted.  Click here.

5/10/2011--- For the Building Inspector's contact information, click here (table on right).

5/9/2011--- Click here for User Instructions for Septic Systems / Grinder Pumps.

4/16/2011--- The minutes from the March 8 Borough meeting have been posted.  Click here.

4/10/2011--- Visit us on Facebook.  Just click the link above.

3/14/2011--- The minutes from the January 25 Planning Commission meeting and the February 8 Borough meeting have been posted.  Click here for the Borough minutes.  Click here for the Planning Commission minutes.

2/21/2011--- There is a benefit fundraiser breakfast for cancer patient Beth Ann Wenner of Freeland on Saturday, February 27 from 8am - 12pm noon at the Freeland Senior Center (Chestnut and Washington Streets).  Beth Ann Wenner is the sister of former Borough Council President and current Association Board member, Tom Carter, and needs your support.  The fundraiser will feature tricky trays, a raffle, and the breakfast.  Volunteers, baked goods, and donations are welcome.  Click the Donate button below if you would like funds to be donated to her fund.

 

2/10/2011--- The minutes from the January 11 Borough meeting have been posted.  Just click here

2/6/2011--- The minutes from the November 9 Borough meeting have been posted and can be seen by clicking here. The minutes from the November 17 Planning Commission meeting have been posted.  Just click here

1/19/2011--- The minutes from the December 14 Borough meeting have been posted. Just click here

1/4/2011--- The Penn Lake Park Planning Commission has set their dates for the 2011 calendar year.  Meetings will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Go here to see the exact dates and additional details.

1/3/2011--- Welcome to the Penn Lake Website.  The Association Board would like to wish everyone a safe, prosperous, and happy new year!  Please contact us if you want to get involved, have a suggestion, or just want to say hello. 

 12/9/2010--- The October 20 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes have been posted.  Click here to view them.

 11/19/2010--- The Rod and Gun club is sponsoring a "Pot Luck" on Sunday 11/28/10 from 3 - 6pm.  The public is welcome to stop by, have a bite to eat, and ask questions about deer population, hunting, fish stocking, etc.  Even if you can't bring a dish, it would be great if club members, family, and neighbors can stop by. Call Paul Rogan at 443-9739 if you have questions.

 11/11/2010--- Click here to view the minutes from the September 14 Borough Meeting.  Also, the minutes from the October 12 Zoning Hearing can be viewed by clicking here.

 10/26/2010--- A public Zoning Hearing was held on October 12 to consider three ordinances.  Click here for the public hearing notice.  Click here for the updated ordinances (Article 2 and Article 2).

 10/14/2010--- Do you require a hearing before the Zoning Hearing Board?  If so, click here to download the application.  Click here to learn more about the Zoning Hearing process.

  The minutes from the September 14 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Click here.

  The minutes from the September 15 Planning Commission  Meeting have been posted.  Click here.
 

 10/03/2010---The Rod & Gun club is asking all fishermen to abide by the following guidelines when fishing at Penn Lake. 

 9/30/2010--- The Zoning Permit Application has been updated with a new sample drawing.  Click here for the updated Permit application

 9/20/2010--- Used Tire Recycling Tire Event - For all Penn Lake Park Residents.  Pre-register by September 24.  Call '800-821-7654.  Click here for more details.

 9/10/2010--- Water samples were taken on 9/2/10 to test for the presence of E Coli. Samples were taken at the sand beach, the grass beach, and on the other side of the lake across from the sand beach.  Click here to see the results.  There will be no further testing this year.  Swim at your own risk.

 9/6/2010--- The Penn Lake online store has been created.  Our first item for sale is a Penn Lake Golf Shirt.  Available sizes: M - XL for $15 and XXL for $20.  Click here for a picture of the shirt and to order.

 9/6/2010--- The minutes from the July 31 Association Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

 8/27/2010--- The breakfast scheduled for September 4 at the Community Building has been canceled. The Association meeting will start promptly at 10am.

 8/27/2010--- Water samples were taken on 8/10/10 to test for the presence of E Coli. Samples were taken at the beach, near the Community Building, and next to Hollenback Rd. Click here to see the results.

 8/27/2010--- The minutes from the August 21 Rod and Gun Club Meeting have been posted. Just click here.

 8/20/2010--- For the protection of the community and to abide by state regulations, the Penn Lake Borough samples the lake each month for the presence of E Coli.  Click here for more information and sampling data..

 8/18/2010--- Don't forget... the deadline for submitting photos to the Penn Lake Photo Contest is August 31 at 5pm!!  Click here for more details.  Go here for contest rules and here for the entry form.

 8/16/2010--- The next Rod and Gun club meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 21 at 9:30am.  It will be held in the Community Building.  See you there.

 8/11/2010--- The Borough has taken responsibility for administering the PA Uniform Construction Code, which will include the issuance of building permits in the Borough. The assumption of those responsibilities took effect yesterday.  Click here for the Building Permit Packet (includes building permit application and supplemental information). Click here for the PA Uniform Construction Code Exclusions and Exemptions.

 8/8/2010--- The minutes from the June 26 Association Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

 7/31/2010--- Click here for zoning regulations that apply to all properties, regardless of Zoning District Classification.  Click here to see all Penn Lake zoning regulations.

 7/28/2010--- Several new and updated Zoning regulations have been posted (e.g., zoning fee schedule, zoning map, zoning permit application, regulations for sheds, regulations for fences and walls, regulations for swimming pools, etc.).  Click here to find the zoning regulations and click here for the permit application.

 7/25/2010--- There has been a problem with overcrowding, theft, and vandalism at our sand beach this summer.  A joint meeting between Borough Council members and the Association Board was held on June 16 to address the issue.  Click here to read about what is being done.

 7/22/2010--- Have you heard about Aquatic Invasive Species and how they can impact our lake?   Did you know that they can be carried from lake to lake on recreational boating and fishing gear?  To learn more, click here and help keep Penn Lake safe.

 7/14/2010--- Have you taken any great photos this year at Penn Lake?  Think you have a winning photo?  If so, enter it in this years Photo Contest!!  Click here for contest rules.  Click here for the entry form.

 7/6/2010--- The kids swim program is scheduled to begin on July 12 at 1pm.  Click here for the agenda and further details.  Association Membership is required to participate.

 7/3/2010--- The list of speakers for this summer's Sunday morning Chapel services has been posted.  Click here to view.

 7/2/2010--- Breakfast at the Community Building will be served Saturday, July 3rd from 8 - 11am.  The breakfast will be sponsored by the Rod & Gun club.  Enjoy the food and support a good cause!  We hope to see you there!  Click here to find out more about Rod & Gun. 

 7/1/2010--- Eco Solutions came back on Tuesday to see the results of the bladderwort spraying that was done on 6/23 (see news item below).  They were very happy with the results.  There will be a spray date next week for the lilypads.  That date will be determined soon.

 6/29/2010--- The minutes from the May 29 Association Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

 6/26/2010--- Click here for an interesting article and information about Canadian Geese and how they affect our lake.

 6/23/2010---  Eco Systems sprayed the lake heavily today to eliminate the bladderwort that has been spreading around the lake.  They said they never saw bladderwort look like ours, with the top so grass-like and the roots below so centered.  They will be back on Tuesday to monitor the situation and see what has died off.  Another spraying will probably be needed as it is so entrenched.  The PA DEP has authorized us to receive another 2 sprayings.  If Eco Systems decide that another spraying is needed, it will not be delayed.  The question of why the bladderwort appeared so suddenly was asked.  Eco Systems thinks it is due to having a healthy and clean lake, combined with the early and prolonged hot days.  They believe this combination was the recipe that gave the bladderwort fertile ground and allowed it to grow like weeds in a garden.

 6/22/2010---  Eco Systems will be spraying the lake tomorrow 6/23, starting late morning.  This maintenance is to eliminate the bladderwort plant that has been spreading around the lake.  Eco Systems will be using a motor boat to perform this maintenance.  It is advised that no pets drink from the water for 24 hours, and that you refrain from swimming for the same length of time.

 6/16/2010--- The Rod & Gun club will be running a Fishing Derby on July 17 from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  Click here for further details and rules.  Contact mborsuk@pa.metrocast.net for more information.

 6/3/2010--- Website Statistics:  In the month of May there were 396 unique visits to this website, with an average of 21.90 visits per day.  Thank you for your interest in this site.  We welcome any suggestions or feedback on how to improve it.  The goal is to make this site a useful source of information for the community.

 6/2/2010--- The 2nd Annual Penn Lake Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday August 7.  The format is captain and crew.  It is a best ball tournament with teams of four, so there is no pressure if you're not the best golfer.  Registration forms are due by August 1 if you want to play.  Click here for the registration form.

 6/2/2010--- A total of 99 people attended the first breakfast at the Community Building.  The food was delicious.  Thank you to the Scotts and everyone else who came out to help make the breakfast a success.

 5/28/2010--- Come up to the Community Building for a delicious breakfast on Saturday Morning, 5/29.  On the menu will be pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries, and more.  The cost is $4 for children and $7 for adults.  This event is sponsored by the Penn Lake Association.  We look forward to seeing you!

 5/22/2010--- Starting Friday May 21, Penn Lake will be patrolled by White Haven Police Department in an effort to make Penn Lake a safer place to live.  Click here to read more an article about it in the Standard Speaker.  To learn more about the agreement, click here.

 5/17/2010--- Did you know that the nutrients that feed your yard's grass, trees, shrubs, and flowers are same ones that create algae blooms in lakes, ponds, and streams?  Click here to learn more.

 5/13/2010--- Have you received a letter stating that your property is in a flood zone?  If you need to view the FEMA flood map, it may be found using FEMA's Map Search feature.  Note that when viewing the flood map containing your property, the location of your address will not be pinpointed on the flood map.  If you require assistance with this tool, please contact the MSC Customer Service Department at '877-336-2627'.  For more information about FEMA's Map Service Center, just click here To view flood maps using Google Earth, go here.

 5/12/2010--- The minutes from the April 13 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

 5/12/2010--- Penn Lake Association is sponsoring an exclusive group night at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on Saturday, July 10, 2010.  The game starts at 5:35pm.  Our group is getting the best available seats by taking advantage of this deal.  Click here for more details!

 5/4/2010--- Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday to help make Penn Lake beautiful during Penn Lake Pride Cleanup Day.  Thanks to everyone for their time and lending their equipment.  It is greatly appreciated!

 5/3/2010--- The 2010 Calendar of Events has been posted.  Just click here.

 4/29/2010--- Penn Lake Pride Cleanup day is this Saturday.  Meet your neighbors up at the Community Building at 9am on Saturday 5/1 to help us get the place ready for the summer.  Bring your rake and some cleaning supplies if you have any.  Refreshments will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you!

 4/29/2010--- The minutes from the March 9 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

 4/6/2010--- The minutes from the March 27 Rod and Gun Club Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

 3/28/2010--- The Rod & Gun club has its own web page now.  Just click here.  This is a page for one-stop-shopping for information about hunting and fishing at Penn Lake.  The web page is under construction so please check back from time-to-time.

 3/25/2010--- Dear Penn Lake Residents, our Bulletin Board across from the community building was vandalized sometime between Monday evening 3/15/10 and Tuesday evening 3/16/10.  We need your help.  Please click here to read more and see pictures of the damage.

 3/22/2010--- The Association Newsletter is available.  Dear Residents..... click here to read more.

 3/20/2010--- The minutes from the January 12 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

 3/10/2010--- The minutes from the February 9 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

1/18/2010--- The zoning ordinances have been updated.  Just click here.

1/8/2010--- The minutes from the December 2 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

1/5/2010--- The results of the Lake Monitoring Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania DEP will be available Mid February.  Included will be reports, graphs, and recommendations provided as a result of the 3 water samplings that were done in 2009.  Check back for an update in February.

1/5/2010--- The minutes from the November 4 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Just click here .

11/4/2009 --- 302 Largemouth bass were stocked last Saturday, October 31 at 1:20pm.  They were 6-8 inch with some as large as 13 inches!  At this point, the Lake Stocking program is complete.  We appreciate everyone's donations and effort over the past 3 years to make the program a success.

10/26/2009 --- 300 Largemouth bass will be stocked this Saturday, October 31 between 12:00 and 1:00pm.  Meet us at the beach to help.  Fun for everyone!

10/25/2009 --- With the help of the Pennsylvania DEP biologists, the third and final lake sampling was completed on Friday 10/23.  Without the help of Rocco Casarella, this would have never happened.  Thanks Rocco!  The sampling report about the waters of Penn Lake will be provided by the DEP in December.  Check back for an update.

10/15/2009 --- The third and final lake sampling, as part of the DEP Citizen's Lake Monitoring Program, is scheduled for this Friday 10/23.  Contact Rocco at 570-443-5757 if you are interested in participating and learning a little bit more about the lake.

10/14/2009 --- The minutes from the September 2 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

10/6/2009 --- Help is needed to spread mulch at the new playground.  If you want to help, please call Rocco at 570-443-5757.  Thank you!

9/16/2009 --- The minutes from the September 5 Association Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

9/15/2009 --- The Health Benefits of Volunteering , article from the Office of Research and Policy Development, Corporation for National and Community Service. 

9/12/2009 --- According to Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Corporation for National  & Community Service, volunteering is good for your health and your career.  Helping others helps yourself.  Click here for the article by HBR. 

     To the vocal members of the community who are not part of the Association, we want you on the team!  Message from Greg Robinson, President Penn Lake Association

9/8/2009 --- The number to the winning 50/50 raffle ticket from Saturday morning's breakfast at the Community Building is 3368765.  If you have the winning ticket, please call 570-443-9484. 

9/8/2009 --- The Association would like to thank everyone for coming out to the breakfast, bingo, and the covered dish dinner over labor day weekend.  It was a tremendous turnout!

8/31/2009 --- The minutes from the August 5 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

8/19/2009 --- The Boat Regatta is scheduled for Saturday August 22.  The rain date is scheduled for Sunday August 23 at 11am.  A notice will be posted on the bulletin board should we need to reschedule.  Cross your fingers!

8/19/2009 --- The 2nd annual boat regatta is planned for this Saturday, August 22.  Bring your boat regatta's to the beach at 10am.  A judging panel will be ready and trophies will be given to the top three boats.  For more details, click here.

8/13/2009 --- We are looking for volunteers to participate as a member of the Association Team.  It is volunteerism that helps make a community thrive.  Please contact robinsongm321@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out!  Thank you.

8/13/2009 --- The fishing contest for Saturday August 15 has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

8/12/2009 --- The minutes from the July 25 Rod & Gun Club Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

7/29/2009 --- The minutes from the July 25 Association Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

7/28/2009 --- An additional night of Bingo is has been added to the Calendar of Events and is scheduled for Saturday night 9/5.  A note will be posted on the bulletin boards as well.  See you there!

7/25/2009 --- The meeting minutes for the first Rod & Gun club meeting held on 6/20 have been posted and can be found by clicking here.  Total membership as of 7/25 is 26.  The cost of membership is only $10.

7/9/2009 --- The deadline for the Golf Tournament registration is tomorrow 7/10.  Many people have already signed up.  If you are still interested in playing, please send your name and phone number to robinsongm321@gmail.com and tom.carter@fairchildsemi.com.  Thank you. 

7/1/2009 --- Join us at the beach on Friday morning July 3rd to help us expand the beach.  22 tons of white beach sand is scheduled to be delivered at 10am on Friday morning in an effort to expand the beach.  Meet us there at 9am to help us clean the area and prepare for this nice improvement.  Bring your shovels and rakes.

6/28/2009 --- The minutes from the June 3 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Click here to view the Borough Meeting minutes.  The minutes from the June 27 Association Meeting have been posted.  Click here to view the Association Meeting minutes.

6/9/2009 --- We are excited to announce our 1st Inaugural Golf Tournament  , sponsored by the Penn Lake Association.  The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 18 and will be held at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course.  Start time is 8am and format is Captain & Crew.  Click here for more details!  The very first team of four to register will be led by our very own Borough Council President, Tom Carter.

6/5/2009 --- The results from the Penn Lake Borough Comprehensive Plan Community Survey are available.  Just click here.

6/1/2009 --- The minutes from the May 6 Borough Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

5/24/2009 --- The minutes from the May 23 Association Meeting have been posted.  Just click here.

5/11/2009 --- The new 2009 calendar of events has been posted.  Just click here.  Breakfast at the Community Building will be served from 8 - 11am on May 23 at the Community Building.  We hope to see you there!!

4/21/2009 --- The first Lake Monitoring sampling for the DEP Lake Monitoring volunteer program is scheduled for April 30 at 8:30am.  Biologists from the DEP will be meeting a handful of volunteers who want to participate in learning more about our lake habitat.  They are looking for no more than 8 volunteers.  If you are interested, please meet at the Community Building at 8:30am on April 30.  For more information, contact robinsongm321@gmail.com

4/8/2009 --- A survey was mailed out to all Penn Lake Borough residents requesting their input on the development of a Comprehensive Plan for the community. The Penn Lake Planning Commission values the opinion of all residents and is requesting they return their completed survey no later than April 30 to the address requested on the survey. Survey results will be posted on the Penn Lake Borough website, and discussed at a special public meeting at a date to be announced.It was brought to our attention that some surveys may have a return date of March 21, and mention a self addressed stamped envelope being enclosed. Please disregard that and return to the date on the survey by April 30. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and thank you for your help in filling out this important survey.

2/7/2009 --- Over 20 members of the community turned out for the Lake Monitoring Overview session given by the Pennsylvania DEP Thursday night.  It was a resounding success and the level of interest was high.  The handout provided during the session can be downloaded by clicking here.  Monitoring will commence in the Spring under the close direction of PA DEP Biologists, of which further information will be provided shortly.  The goal is further awareness and understanding about the waters of beautiful Penn Lake.  Please check our Lake Management page for further information on these topics.

2/3/2009 --- Mountain Top taxpayers rejected the Crestwood School District's proposed  $55.75 million school expansion project during Tuesday's special election, forcing the school district to come up with another plan to combat overcapacity issues throughout district schools.  Click here to read the article.

1/29/2009 --- The Pennsylvania DEP Citizen's Lake Monitoring Program is coming to Penn Lake.  The DEP will be giving an overview of their program on Thursday February 5 at 7pm in the Community Building.  They will bring some equipment along to show everyone, discuss the program, and answer questions.  All are welcome to attend!!   

1/9/2009 --- Click here for Trash and Recyclables pickup information for 2009

12/06/2008 --- 500 additional largemouth bass were stocked on October 25.  It was a wet and rainy day, yet many people still came out to support the efforts.  The last and final shipment of largemouth bass is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2009.  

10/24/2008 --- There is a Halloween party at the Community Building on Saturday October 25 at 1pm.  All ages are invited. 

10/24/2008 --- Just a reminder that the Fish delivery is scheduled for tomorrow between 11 - 12pm.  Meet at the beach.  The delivery will occur rain or shine.  Also, weather permitting, the fall cleanup day will kickoff at 10am.  Meet at the beach for that as well.

10/8/2008 --- Schultz's Fish Hatchery will be delivering 500 largemouth bass on Saturday October 25, at 12 noon.  Meet us at the beach to watch and help!  On that same Saturday from 10-12 noon, we will also be holding a fall cleanup day to continue with the "beautification" of the beach, organization/moving of boats at the dam, and staining the wood on the bridges, etc.  Meet at the beach if you want to help!

9/28/2008 --- There will be a fall Penn Lake Pride cleanup day scheduled for sometime in October.  We are coordinating this with the delivery of our next shipment of bass.  We are just waiting to hear back from the fish hatchery.  The original date for the bass delivery was tentatively scheduled for October 11, but this date is no longer valid due to scheduling constraints with the fish hatchery.  The delivery will be scheduled for later in October.  Check back soon for an update.

8/25/2008 --- A hearty breakfast will be served at the Community Building this Saturday from 8 - 11am.  Come out and enjoy!

8/23/2008 --- The first annual Boat Regatta was held last weekend and it couldn't have been a better day!  Three fantastic boaters came prepared and a large amount of supporters cheered them on from the shoreline.  Pictures will be posted soon.  Thanks to everyone who came out, and especially those who participated.  We were honored to have Harold Cadwallader, Dot Bahrt, and Bob Scott participate as judges.  

8/20/2008 --- The County Commissioners Reject Reassessment Delay.  Click here to see WNEP 16 News video clip.

8/16/2008 --- 50 tons of new sand was delivered early this month to the sand beach, courtesy of the Penn Lake Association.  A smaller portion of that was dumped at the grass beach (a.k.a. Carter beach).  A special thanks goes to Randy Johnson for helping spread the sand and to those who helped!

8/6/2008 --- 50 tons of White sand will be delivered to the beach on August 7 at 9am.  If anyone is up for spreading sand, feel free to stop by!

8/3/2008 --- Click here for Association officer & board member nominations for 2009.  If anyone is interested in volunteering for a committee or being nominated for a Board of Director role, please come to the next Association meeting or send an email to robinsongm321@gmail.com. WE CAN USE YOUR HELP!

8/2/2008 --- Star Gazing activities were cancelled tonight (8/2) because of the cloud cover.  Star Gazing is rescheduled for Saturday, August 9 at 7pm.

7/27/2008 --- The ice cream social and arts & crafts show scheduled for Sunday August 3 have been cancelled.

7/24/2008 --- Don't forget the Boat Regatta is scheduled for Saturday August 16!  Start getting your boats ready now.  Click here for more information.

7/21/2008 --- There will be a Tax Assessment meeting on Saturday morning July 26 following the Association meeting.  The purpose of the meeting is to 1) discuss strategies to fight/reduce the tax increase and 2) determine the plan of action.  This is a non-Association / non-Borough sponsored event; simply a meeting for homeowners, organized by homeowners.  A bell will ring around 11am to signify the beginning of the tax meeting.  We will allow 5 - 10 minutes to elapse from the ringing of the bell to the start of the meeting.

7/16/2008 --- We are looking for some volunteers to help with the Ice Cream Social and the Arts & Crafts show on Sunday August 3 from 1 - 4pm.  If you would like to help, please contact robinsongm321@gmail.com for more information.

7/12/2008 --- The kids swim program goes from July 14 - 18 and July 21 - 25, from 2:30 - 4:30pm.  Please note that the start time was changed from 1pm to 2:30pm.

6/29/2008 --- BEACH BEAUTIFICATION DAY!  Stop by the beach on Saturday July 19th from 8 to 10 AM.  Learn about our plans to make our beach a bright spot in the Penn Lake landscape.  Coffee and Donuts provided. Make a contribution to the Beach Beautificaction Fund!  A generous member of the community has already donated $250 to the fund!

6/27/2008 --- PHOTO CONTESTDon't forget that photos for the Penn Lake Photo contest must be submitted by the last week in August.  Up to 3 photos per entrant.  The contest winner will be announced on Saturday, August 30.  Categories to be judged are People, Scenery, and Wild Life.  For more information, call 570-443-8023.

6/23/2008 --- Nite at the Races is scheduled for July 19.  Horses are $10 each.  Forms must be returned in by July 11.  The form contains further details and can be downloaded by clicking here.

6/20/2008 --- The list of speakers for this summer's Chapel Services has been posted.  Just click here.

6/19/2008 --- The date for the next delivery of fish will be June 28 at noon by the beach.  400 bass at 6 - 8 inches will be dumped into the lake.  Please bring the family for this community event!  The kids can help!

5/5/2008 --- The next Penn Lake Planning Commission meeting will be held on May 21.

5/5/2008 --- Thanks for everyone who participated in Penn Lake Pride Cleanup Day.  It was a very successful day.  We got a lot accomplished and had a fun day!  Pictures will be posted soon.

4/28/2008 --- Don't forget, Penn Lake Pride Cleanup day is Saturday May 3rd starting at 9am.  Also, if you plan to be at the lake for Memorial Day weekend, join family and friends for a home-cooked breakfast at the Community building from 8 - 11am on Saturday May 24!

4/20/2008 --- The next delivery of fish will be a shipment of Largemouth bass and is scheduled for sometime in June.  The date has not yet been determined.  The hatchery wants to give the Spring spawn time to mature before introducing the predator fish.

4/15/2008 --- Penn Lake Pride Cleanup Day is scheduled for 9am Saturday, May 3rd.  Join your neighbors at the Community Building to help clean and get ready for the summer!  Refreshments and Penn Lake T-shirts will be provided.

4/8/2008 --- Public hearing announcement regarding "Forestry Activities" at Penn Lake. Click here to download details. (Microsoft Word document)

4/3/2008 --- Click here to see the 2008 Letter from the Association President.

3/10/2008 --- The 2008 Calendar of Events has been finalized.  Just click here.

1/9/2008 --- Click here for Trash and Recyclables pickup information for 2008

12/18/2007 --- Several good links and information on Lake Management practices have been added to the website.  Click here for more information.

12/17/2007 --- The Penn Lake Association wishes you and your family a safe and warm holiday season.  Happy Holidays!

11/6/2007 --- The Association is looking for volunteers to help with various types of activities.  Let us know if you are interested!  Contribute as much or as little time as your schedule allows.  Just click here or send an email to robinsongm321@gmail.com.

10/18/2007 --- The Penn's Peak luncheon held on October 9 was a great afternoon filled with good music, good company, and good food.  Ticket sales brought in $150 for the Lake Management fund.  Thanks to Jerry Dailey and Barb Fisher for coordinating the event!

10/8/2007 --- Third Fish delivery is scheduled for 11am on October 13.  500 Crappie and 500 perch.  Meet at the beach for this community event!


9/9/2007 --- Penn's Peak - Penn Lake Day scheduled for October 9.  Join us for a fun filled day of entertainment! Click here for more details. All profits go towards the Lake Restoration effort.

9/1/02007 --- Fundraising Breakfast to be held on Saturday, September 1, 2007 from 7am to 12pm to benefit the Lake Restoration & Restocking effort. The profits will be going towards activities such as:
- Additional Bass/Catfish
- Lake Management Educational programs

8/18/2007 --- Don't forget! The Spaghetti Dinner planned for Saturday, August 18 at 6pm. at the Community Building has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 25th.

  8/13/2007 --- The Penn Lake Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on August 15 at 7pm in the Community Building. 

  8/12/2007 --- The Spaghetti dinner scheduled for August 18 has been rescheduled for August 25. 

  8/10/2007 --- Another Lake Restoration & Restocking fundraiser breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, September 1 from 7AM to 12PM.  We hope to see you there.

  8/8/2007 --- Lake Restoration & Restocking update - A total of $9,980.77 has been raised to date.  Our $9700 goal has been achieved in just over 7 months.  This is a big accomplishment.  Congratulations and thank you to everyone.  Additional funds raised will be put towards the catfish delivery planned for 2009, additional bass, and educational programs.

  3/30/2007 --- Donations received for the Lake Restoration and Restocking program have reached $3636.00 as of 3/30/07.  We are moving steadily toward the target of $9700.  Thanks for your generosity.

  2/21/2007 --- Association dues for 2007 remain at $50.00.  Payments are due by April 1 For the first time, dues can be paid online securely and in a matter of minutes with a credit card.  Just click the button above.  The dues form can also downloaded by clicking here and mailing it in.

  1/1/2007 --- Restocking the Lake:   Association Board member Dan Cronauer will be leading the    lake restocking project.  If you have any questions or want to help in this effort, please contact Dan at dans4kids@verizon.net.  Further details will be published on the website soon. 

  10/26/2006 --- Click here for pictures of the October 2006 Lake Drain