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Though it’s mid-January, there is still plenty of fun to be had and to look forward to in Jim Thorpe.

Despite just a sprinkling of snow to date this winter, Blue Mountain is hopping with lots of trails open. You can check out Blue Mountain Ski Area Report for up-to-date conditions. Folks looking for ski packages and winter getaways, need look no further than the Times House and Jim Thorpe’s bed and breakfasts.

You can always count on a great line-up of shows at a great price at the Mauch Chunk Opera House – where our guests get a discount -and plenty of good food and good company in Jim Thorpe’s restaurants and pubs, not to mention free wine-tasting at Big Creek next door to us on Race Street.

Each February, the Times House celebrates
Valentine’s Day all month long.

Book two nights  in one of our romantic suites
and receive a complimentary bottle of wine, a
bouquet of roses and a heart-shaped box of
chocolates.

Just bring your love.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for
WinterFest 2012, celebrated on February 18
and 19 during President’s Day Weekend. Goers
will enjoy ice and wood carving demonstrations, Civil War Re-enactors, shopping specials and the famous Jim Thorpe Mug Walk. For more information, check out  http://jimthorpe.org/festivals/wfest.htm

Ice carvings at the Josiah White Park are always a WinterFest highlight.

The countdown is also on for the annual St. Patty’s Day Parade, held the Sunday before St. Patrick’s feastday. This year it will be held on March 11. Here are a few photos to warm an Irish heart, the first of which shows our friend and 2010 Grand Marshall Hugh Dugan.

Himself

Here comes Chip Burnett and the AOH.

The Pipe Bands are always phenomenal.

On St. Patty's Day, it's easy being green in Jim Thorpe.

And if you’re longing for some more warmer weather fun, Pocono Whitewater just issued its Whitewater Dam Release Schedule.

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