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2020 Season Opening — Annual Meeting at 10 am June 27

PFLA will officially open the season on Saturday June 27 and with the COVID-19 situation, many things will be adjusted but we are still excited to come together for a fun summer.

PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING! We know it is hard to see people you love and have not seen for months, but please respect the need to stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask. There will be wipes and spray bottles in the beach shed, bathrooms and shuffleboard equipment shed so please take the time to wipe down anything you use.

There will be regular updates in the Spray and the weekly Spritz so please pay attention to those for late breaking news.

The Annual Meeting with be held at the center at 10 am on Saturday June 27. The Annual Reports and instructions were emails to members. Please only send 1 member from your membership. We will try to keep the meeting brief and the agenda limited to just the details needing member attention right now.

The Tea Room will open on Friday June 26th at 7 PM  for the season and like everything else, COVID-19 Green is driving lots of changes.  Among them are hours, seating and payment.

  • Hours of operation will be

.                            Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

                              Friday and Saturday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

                              Closed Sunday and Monday

  • Masks are required for service and social distancing is mandatory. Additional outside seating will be available.
  • Payment options will be exact cash (no change will be returned and overage will be contributed back to PFLA), checks made out to PFLA, or a Member Tea Room Tab.
  • The Member Tea Room Tab allows you to authorize family or friends to charge items to your account up to a total dollar limit that you specify. Members got a link to the form to sign up in the Spritz and Spray. If you did not receive it, email us at PFLAInfo@ .

Worship will be happening on Sundays at 10:30 but the locations will vary according to weather. Please look for emails and posts on Facebook for the most up-to-date news.

Latest News from PF: August Spray

View the August Spray.  Here’s what is coming up:

  • August 5  10 am   Board Meeting
  • August 5   5 pm  Cocktails at the Bells
  • August 12    11 am   Lindholm Memorial Service
  • August 12  7 pm  Philadelphia Sketch Club  art show
  • August 19  10 am  Paradise Stream/Broadhead Presentation
  • August 19  7 pm  Zion Concert
  • August 27  5 pm  Pizza at the Falls
  • Sept. 2  Memorials through Music   (stay tuned for more info)
  • Sept. 3  Closing weekend events (more soon)

PF Board 2017-2018 Information

Next Board meeting is Saturday May 21 at 10 am in the Tea Room.

As a reminder, aside from attending meetings, the best way to contact the Board is by emailing

2017-18 PFLA Board Assignments


Draft PFLA Manual

Dear Members,
Over the past two years, with oversight from two PFLA boards, the attached revised PFLA Manual has been constructed and is ready for your review.  The Manual has undergone significant updating, editing and reorganization for easier use and understanding, and to respond to changing needs.  The pending Constitutional changes and approved By-Law changes from the 2015 meeting have been incorporated.

The draft Manual has been reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.

Attached [sent to members, via email] is the complete draft Manual; a summary of the revisions to the Manual’s chapters beyond the Constitution and By-Laws: our two funds; PFLA Officers, Committee Functions and Responsibilities and Roles, and Rules and Regulations; and a proposed addition to the By-Laws, which will be on our Annual Meeting agenda for approval in June.

Please review the Manual and email or mail your written comments to Bill Fredrick (; 35 Valley Road, Madison, NJ 07940) by noon, April 30.  All comments must be in writing with the name of the commenting member clearly indicated.   The Board of Directors will review and incorporate the comments appropriately and the final Manual will then be distributed to all.

This work is not completed yet, but I want to thank Bill Fredrick for his many hours of work and perseverance in this effort.  I also want to thank the many directors and others that have donated their time during the past two years while we have been working on these documents.

Art Segraves
Paradise Falls Lutheran Association

Tick Season: Good Tips From Our Hunting & Fishing Chair


Spring has sprung. PF’ers will be spending more time outdoors taking walks, working around cottages, cleaning up after the winter. According to several articles, many surrounding states are predicting an unusually high tick population.
In the case of the deer tick and Lyme disease, prevention is much easier than the treatment. The problem is that Lyme disease is not easily detected because it mimics so many other diseases. Lyme disease is not the only disease spread by ticks.

Prevention Tips:
Spray with a product that contains 20 to 30% Deet or spray your clothes with a product containing Permethrin, such as a product called Sawyer, obtainable at Cabela’s Bass Pro Shop and at Dunkelberger’s. It is important that Sawyer is sprayed on your clothes and then let dry before wearing them. This product is good for 4 to 6 washes before the need to reapply. PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS before using any product containing Deet or Permethrin.

To Avoid Ticks:
     – Wear light-colored clothing.
     – Tuck your pants into your socks.
     – Tuck your shirt into your pants.
     – Wear a hat.
     – Spray your shoes, socks, belt-line, collar and hat with Deet or a Permethrin-containing tick repellent, not the skin.
     – Do a tick check after walking in high-risk areas.
     – Put any clothes that might have live ticks on them into a hot dryer for ten minutes to kill all insects.

Keep Your Family Safe! Do Tick Checks!

Cy Fritz,
Chairperson, Hunting & Fishing Committee

The June Spray: Opening Weekend 2015

Summer has arrived!
And we hope you have too.
Welcome to PF Summer 2015.
93 years in the making.
Let’s make it a great one!

Do you remember how you arrived here?
What drew you to PF?

I hope it’s the unique and special environment:
the beauty of Lake Crawford, the rustic trails,
the cool winding stream, the sight & spray of the Falls,
Sunday walks to church, Opening & Closing potluck picnics,
The Tea Room (or The Coffee Shop for some!), the people you meet
&  greet, the many activities + events, and the rich history of
cottages, people and PFLA traditions.
Shuffleboard? Horseshoes?

This is Opening Weekend.
See what’s in store starting this Friday night.
Saturday early morning BOD meeting & then our Annual Meeting
where we will recognize our many accomplishments of this past year.

Get ready for Saturday’s potluck picnic.
Help Bill Simolike set up, flip burgers & take it all away again!
Sunday morning church service with David Zimmerman’s pastor from NYC.
And more. Get your calendar/phone out and participate.
Free wifi in the Tea Room, if you must connect.
Rumors about a museum in the making?
Read on.

Opening Weekend Spray :: View in Issuu


Introducing PFLAinfo!

Ever wonder who to email or contact when you have a question

or need to report information related to PFLA? 

Good news!

Royal Olson has come up with an online solution where you use

one email to get your answers timely and efficiently.

We have created the e-mail address that will be your

One Stop Source for information regarding PFLA.

Please use this e-mail address to:

  •        Ask questions
  •        Report problems
  •        Ask for assistance
  •        Update us about renters & contractors
  •        Provide your feedback to the Board


We hope this email system will help with questions such as:

  •        Where and when do I pick up fishing badges?
  •        What are the Tea Room hours?
  •        How may I obtain a Building Permit form?
  •        How may I obtain Annual Meeting information that I have misplaced?
  •        Who do I contact about a personal event at PFLA (family reunion, wedding)
  •      May I use the Falls/Lounge/Social Hall for an event?  Is there a cost?

To Let Us Know:

  •        Rental Info: Names & dates of families renting your cottage
  •        Contractor Info: Contractor names & dates when work is being done at your cottage

To Report Information Such As:

  •        A light is out on the Tennis Court
  •       Downed trees or large potholes on your street
  •       Sighting of unfamiliar car or persons on the grounds
  •       Bear sightings:  Time and Location

To better serve our community, it is important to inform the Association

when you have visitors on the grounds or at your home

when you are not on premises.

Our Process:

Your emails will be reviewed, forwarded to the appropriate

Board, Committee, or Association Member for assistance

and will be answered as quickly as possible.

We will closely monitor this e-mail. It may take a day or more to answer your questions.

We hope that will help facilitate a more rapid response to

Association questions and concerns to make our community even stronger!


Tree Removal Quotes

To all those who requested quotes for removing trees on their lots,

Three contractors visited PF to view the trees you want removed: Buddy Price, Ed Zema (who has done a lot of work for the Association and members over the years), and Green.  All three have a good history at PF.  Each contractor has been asked to email their quotes to you directly so that you can determine whether or not you want to proceed, and if so, which contractor you would want to hire.  I will then conduct a vote among everyone to see which single contractor we would want to hire for our projects.  By each of us agreeing to hire the same contractor, we all will benefit from a discounted rate. If we all go our separate ways, we could lose any quoted discounted price   Everyone would be responsible for having their own contract with the contractor, and responsible for paying the contractor the amount quoted.

We received the following news from the contractors:

Buddy Price will have his numbers ready by Monday, Ed Zema probably by Tuesday and Green sometime next week.

I will keep you posted if I hear anything more.



Opening Day Picnic and Route 191

Hi all,

This is just a reminder that our Opening Day Picnic is next Saturday, June 22 at 5:30 in the field next to the Adult Lounge.Bill Simolike and Mark Knaus will be  cooking the burgers and hot dogs, and taking care of the sodas, paper plates, napkins and cutlery.  If you are planning on attending, and I hope you do, please bring a dish with enough food for 12 people.  Non-meat contributions are preferred.  As an alternative, you can bring a dessert.

If you haven’t been up to PF yet, you may not know that a portion of Route 191 is closed due to repair work on the bridge where Routes 447 and 191 separate, near to Mary Ann’s Ice Cream stand, where Route 447 goes north to Canadensis. Travelers are being detoured though Canadensis, although there are better ways to travel if you know the back roads.  If you are traveling to PF from the east, you can use use the back roads, or use Route 715 from Route 611 or I-80.

Finally, this past Saturday I emailed to you information for the Annual Meeting, being held next Saturday.  Please let me know if you did not receive it and I will forward it on to you.

Have a great weekend.


Special notice:  If you know of anyone without email, please share this information with them.  Also, please let me know if you change your mailing list, and if you know of a member that is not on the email distribution list, but wants to be..