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Old 08-03-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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George I'll trade you my trees for your king palms if you want buddy. Hell you throw in a case of Kalik beer and I'll even let you have the kayaks so you can paddle out during the floods.
I ain't moving!!! But I'll buy you a case of Kalik (or Banks) anyway!!!

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People are moving to NEPA for....

Class!!! Stay on topic!!!!


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Old 08-03-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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You all know I don't live in NEPA and don't intend to move, but I have to tell you that I've driven through the western section of your area twice within the last few days with my son as we visit colleges further west and It is so beautiful in the Poconos! I could have gone out to PSU via Harrisburg and 81 but wanted to drive on 476 and 80 one more time to enjoy the mountains, versus construction and traffic. Congratulations to all of you for choosing well.
It is gorgeous country. We are happy with where we landed. So much to offer and life is so short. I am beginning to discover the hiking trails and when you are out there, you feel relaxed!! well, that was until I saw this young black bear.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Pike County, PA
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Aw, the little bear won't hurt ya. I have bears go through my yard on a semi regular basis. By that I mean, I see them at least twice a year, which means they probably come thru a lot more often and I don't see them. They just mosey on by, though one year I got mad cause they destroyed my bird feeder and drank all my hummingbird nectar!
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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Aw, the little bear won't hurt ya. I have bears go through my yard on a semi regular basis. By that I mean, I see them at least twice a year, which means they probably come thru a lot more often and I don't see them. They just mosey on by, though one year I got mad cause they destroyed my bird feeder and drank all my hummingbird nectar!

LOL, I do not mind bears when I am in a car, not on foot. One of the nicest things about living up here is the wild life. I once saw a bob cat and that was priceless.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: moving to Tafton
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WEll, I am moving up there in about 2 weeks. We found it by mistake when we got lost and fell in love with the whole area. WE live in Delaware county. Noisey, traffic, people with no patience, fast etc. etc etc. We came back up there for a vacation, went back up again and got married and honeymooned and now we are moving there. WE love the nature, the beauty, the fresh air, the people. And yes, it's only 2 1/2 hours away from the family.... The will now have a place to vacation in winter or summer.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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We are moving here for the 4 distinct seasons, milder summers, well winter is colder than AL. but not like it was in NH! Financial reasons,(Pa is NOT a right to work state) Close to NYC and Philly, not to mention Hershey, Gettysburg and new england. But most of all the almost nonexistance of crime. By data on this site, compared to birmingham al, and NYC in '08, with a national ranking of 100, NYC ranked 245 and Birmingham Al ranked 927, (higher numbers mean more crime.)
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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Can you clue me in on exactly what a "right to work" state is. I did google it and got even more confused . Thanks.


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We are moving here for the 4 distinct seasons, milder summers, well winter is colder than AL. but not like it was in NH! Financial reasons,(Pa is NOT a right to work state) Close to NYC and Philly, not to mention Hershey, Gettysburg and new england. But most of all the almost nonexistance of crime. By data on this site, compared to birmingham al, and NYC in '08, with a national ranking of 100, NYC ranked 245 and Birmingham Al ranked 927, (higher numbers mean more crime.)
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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Union friendly in short.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:02 AM
 
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"in short" is a good answer to that, maybe google the taft hartly act of 1947. Al is a right to work state, and in my craft we suffer from periodic layoffs, where as the non union workers do not nearly as often. However the non union workers generally work for $3.00 to $8.00/hr less. Furthermore my top pay here is $22.00/hr, in Pa it is $28.00/hr.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Pike County, PA
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WEll, I am moving up there in about 2 weeks. We found it by mistake when we got lost and fell in love with the whole area. WE live in Delaware county. Noisey, traffic, people with no patience, fast etc. etc etc. We came back up there for a vacation, went back up again and got married and honeymooned and now we are moving there. WE love the nature, the beauty, the fresh air, the people. And yes, it's only 2 1/2 hours away from the family.... The will now have a place to vacation in winter or summer.
Congrats. Where did you buy a home?
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