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new photo contest Announced The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has launched a new juried photo contest and the topic is eagles.

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whAt’s hAppening See what’s happening with a comprehensive events calendar. page 2

behind the wheel Columnist Greg Zyla test drives the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SEL. page 4

Around town Keep up with the latest happenings in our area. page 3

chArdonnAy still sells Despite past excesses, here are some good ones. page 5

gifts for the needy Local companies collected numerous gifts through the “Angels for Aging” Christmas tree project page 3

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Two boxes swathed in colorful Christmas wrapping paper and filled with more than 130 non-perishable food and household items were delivered to the Wayne County Food Pantry recently, along with a matching amount of funds — as promised. The Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) Rehabilitation staff in Honesdale collected donations at its grand reopening and promised to match them as a holiday gift to the food pantry. The Rehab staff of physical, occupational and speech therapists and aides incorporated the food pantry into their celebration. “Tis the season for giving,” smiled Terri Henderson, occupational therapist and manager of Wayne Memorial Rehabilita-

tion Services. Kathleen Chicoski, who heads up the food pantry, noted the need for donations is year-long but especially high when the colder months arrive. “We have a very sharing community,” said Chicoski, “and we are grateful to all those such as the Wayne Memorial staff who choose to give.” The food pantry operates five locations under the leadership of the Wayne County government. They are in Honesdale, Lakeville, Newfoundland, Lakewood and Damascus. For more information visit waynecountypa.gov/pantry/. For more information about Wayne Memorial Rehabilitation Services/Delaware Street or at the Route 6 Mall in Honesdale, visit wmh.org.

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The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has launched a new juried photo contest for the Upper Delaware River region, open to professional and amateur photographers. “Sharing Place: Eagles and their Environs” invites photographers to capture striking eagle-inspired photos in four categories: eagles; healthy eagle habitat; factors important to eagle welfare and a wild card to feature insights gained in the process of photographing eagles and their habitat. Photos will be judged on creativity, originality, composition, clarity and quality and

impact. The Conservancy is also offering a guided photo workshop bus tour on Saturday, Feb. 3, but participation in the bus tour is not required to enter the contest. Photographers are invited to submit no more than two photos to the contest during the entry period of Monday, Jan. 15, to Thursday, Feb. 15, and must print and mail the acknowledgement form included in the official rules to be eligible for entry. It is available for download at DelawareHighlands.org/photo-contest/. Photographers must follow “eagle eti-

quette” when photographing eagles, which essentially means avoid disturbing or disrupting the birds or their habitat. For questions about the photo contest, email jason@ delawarehighlands.org or call 570-226-3164 ext. 6. The winning 15 photos will be chosen by a panel of judges, along with one people’s choice, and will be hung at the ARTery gallery in Milford. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 21, 6-9 p.m. They will be on display until Monday, May 7.

and a local march beginning at 8 a.m. from the church to the Pocono Summit Firehouse at 5335 Hummingbird Drive in Pocono Summit. Signs will be provided to all participants. A donation of $20 is being requested for adults; $10 for children younger than 12. Breakfast will be served to all participants at the firehouse. Make your reservations for the march and breakfast no later than Thursday, Jan. 11, by calling 570-839-8170. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Full Gospel Holiness COGIC. JAN. 16 Tenor and basses are welcome to attend “open house” rehearsals of the Pocono Concert Chorale on Tuesdasy, Jan. 16 & 23, 7-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Stroudsburg on Main St. Under the direction of Dr. James Maroney, the group will begin rehearsals for its concert on Sunday, April 29, featuring “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi and “Mass in G” by Franz Schubert with chamber ensemble. The Pocono Concert Chorale is an auditioned ensemble dedicated to quality public performances of outstanding choral music. For further information, go to poconoconcertchorale.org or email jamaroney@aol.com. JAN. 26 The West End Park and Open Space Commission will a host BINGO Night on Friday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Township Park, 221 Route 715 in Brodheadsville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 50/50 guaranteed payout. $15 (eight boards) Plus, specials, pull tabs, door prizes and refreshments. CONTINUING Down Syndrome support group Pocono Parents of Children with Down Syndrome (PPODS) meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in East Stroudsburg University, Stroud Hall room 219. Call 570-

476-1269, visit theppods.org or find Pocono Parents of Children with Down Syndrome on Facebook. • The West End Republican Club, meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Cherry’s Family Restaurant, Route 209 in Kresgeville, Polk Township. Republicanminded citizens are encouraged to attend. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. For those wishing to eat prior to the meeting, arrive by 6 p.m. For additional information and directions, visit westendgop.com or call 443-326-5100. • Big Pocono Ski Club: not just for skiers. Biking, golf, kayaking, hiking, tennis, social events, local skiing and ski trips is what we do. You can too, when you become a member by emailing llasher@ptd.net or calling 570-629-1323. • Business Network International (BNI), an organization known as is “the world’s largest referral organization,” works by creating a group of people from various industries and encouraging regular passing of referrals. Each chapter allows one person per occupational classification, and prospective members must be approved via an application process. The BNI Mountain Chapter — Poconos meets every Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Quality Inn on West Main Street in Stroudsburg. For more information or to attend a meeting contact Yvonne L. Reitemeyer 570-421-7447 x233 or visit their Facebook page, BNI Mountain Chapter Poconos PA. • A meditation group meets on the fourth Sunday of the month, 1:15-2:30 p.m. at Stroudsburg Library 1002 Route 611. Call 570-421-0800. • A meditation group is facilitated on the second Sunday of the month, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Women Resources, 225 J. Wilson

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To have your school, church or nonprofit social event in “What’s Happening,” email: poconotimes@timesshamrock.com. Exact dates must be listed. NO EVENTS WILL BE TAKEN BY PHONE. EVENTS ARE PRINTED ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS. Deadline — noon on Friday for the next Wednesday publication. No faxes or handwritten submissions will be accepted. JAN. 13 Good Shepherd Rehabilitation is offering a new support group focused on individuals living with multiple sclerosis and their families. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus, 100 St. Luke’s Lane, Stroudsburg. Meetings will be held on the fourth floor in the Good Shepherd Community Dining Room on the second Saturday of every month. The group will provide participants with opportunities to gain peer support as well as receive information about the latest research, treatments, programs and services available for people living with MS. Patients and support partners will have the opportunity to share successes and challenges and learn from one another. For information, call 570-476-0637. JAN 14 The American Legion Riders will meet on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post No. 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road in Gilbert. For more information, call 570-977-8208, email everett.shaver@yahoo.com, visit ampost927.org or find them on Facebook. JAN. 15 On Monday, Jan. 15, Full Gospel Holiness Church Of God In Christ, 167 Summit Ave. in Pocono Summit, will sponsor, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a breakfast

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Five winners for the third annual #ArtPopPocono billboard competition were announced at a recent reception. Artwork will begin to appear on local billboards this month. The winning artists are: • Jillian DeLuca of East Stroudsburg for Deep Roots, Ink and Watercolor; • Will Rothfuss of Stroudsburg for Tree, Collage of Art Magazines; • Laurinda Faye Rubin of Stroudsburg for Love, Photography;

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• Hal Sadler of Saylorsburg for Trout, Oils; • Grace Spezzano of Stroudsburg for 3 Dogs, Acrylic on Canvas According to Laura Goss, executive director of the Pocono Arts Council, “There were 82 entries this year. All of the submissions were outstanding, and we thank everyone who participated. It was a challenge for our judges to select the five winners that will have a strong visual impact on the highway billboards and celebrate the diverse array of mediums and

In the photo, from left: Sam Lombardo, Allen Lawlor, Will Rothfuss, Laurinda Faye Rubin, Hal Sadler, Jillian DeLuca, Grace Spezzano and Wendy Hickey.

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Recently team members at Frailey Insurance and Financial Services helped to load numerous gifts collected through the “Angels for Aging” Christmas tree project. These gifts were donated by clients, team members, the public and local businesses such as Phoenix Athletica, Stayfit Lifestyle Training, Keller Williams Realty, 93.5 SBG, and ESSA Bank and Trust. This year Frailey Insurance and Financial Services once again partnered with Pleasant Valley Manor and Monroe County Area Agency on Aging. Gifts included cozy bed blankets and adult coloring books. “We are so grateful for the Angels for Aging project,” says Stephen Maganzini, Administrator at the Meadows at Stroud. “Your gifts will bring joy to some of the most deserving and underappreciated people in our community.” In the photo, from left: Tamara Bortree, Michael J. Frailey, Tara Jones, Stephen Maganzini and Natasha Foster.

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Jetta SEL: fun and practical

recommend a VW Jetta to just about any age group, from college student to senior citizen. For 2017, five distinct models 2017 Volkswagen Jetta SEL are available, two with a 1.4 liter turbo Entry Price: $17,895 (S and SE models), two with the 1.8 liter Price as Tested: $25,815 turbo (Sport and SEL) and one standThis week, were driving the 2017 alone Jetta with a 2.0 liter Turbo (GLI). Volkswagen Jetta SEL, powered by a Starting at just at just $17,895 for the stout 1.8 liter turbocharged four-cylin- entry five-speed manual “S” up to the der as standard fare. New this year is a ultimate GLI 2.0 Turbo that starts at restyle tweak featuring a newly sculp$27,895, you can be sure there’s a VW tured front end that features integrated Jetta sitting in the showroom that fits fog lamps. your needs. Still offering a very roomy interior for Considering the above noted low entry a compact car and pleasing “Passat-like” price for the Jetta S, it truly is one of the looks, Jetta continues its evolution as best choices out there if you’re trying VW’s best-seller overall. Topping off to combine fun driving and practicality. the advantages of a Jetta, our SEL came Notable is that the VW turbo engines with a no-extra cost six-speed automatic erase what used to me a mutually extransmission that delivers impressive clusive economy/performance problem, 25 city and 35 highway EPA estimates. where high EPA numbers usually meant There is also no charge for special docile performance when a driver matted metallic paint and a two tone leatherette the throttle while merging or passing. style interior. Not so with the turbo Jettas. And if your Additionally, at a final $25,815 retail Jetta comes standard with the six speed that includes $820 delivery, it’s easy to automatic as our SEL did, you’ll surely

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enjoy the overall driving experience. When Jetta’s turbo starts delivering more air to the computer controlled fuel mixture, things begin to happen. You’ll go through six automatically shifted gears and experience lively acceleration throughout. We also recommend the six-speed automatic over the standard five-speed manual entry S model as the automatic delivers one-MPG less highway (39 vs. 40) than the manual. The automatic also has a much better resale value down the road as most used car buyers want automatics. Explaining more on the three turbo engines, the 1.4 produces 150-horses, the 1.8 delivers 170 horsepower, while the 2.0 generates 210 horses. Fuel mileage city/highway is good across the board if not outstanding. The 1.4 delivers 28/40, the 1.8 comes in at 25/35 while the powerful 2.0 still delivers well at 23/33. The choice is yours as these Jettas are all noteworthy performers. Standard on the SEL is push-button start, USB port and the VW Car-Net equipment. VW Car-Net includes navigation, infotainment, emergency service and VW’s App-Connect that will access music, maps, messaging and more from your compatible Smartphone direct to your Discover Media 6.3 inch dashboard display/stereo. A standard rear camera adds to safety, while 17-inch Continental Pro Contact all-weather tires on nice alloy wheels help cornering and stopping abilities (in addition to the aesthetic factor). A sixspeaker premium stereo is standard, as is heated front seats, climate control and leather trim on the steering wheel, brake lever and shifter knob. An independent four-wheel suspension helps the front-drive Jetta adhere

to the road. Standard safety equipment expands for 2017 as front and side airbags, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor, traction control, keyless start/entry and intelligent crash response all work in tandem so driver and passengers are riding in a very safe Volkswagen compact car. Proof of Jetta’s overall safety build arrives in a well earned Five Star government crash safety rating, a notable plus when comparing all compact models. Inside, Jetta is spacious and aesthetically pleasing. It features firm seating, nice gauges, 60/40 split rear seat, Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, push-button start, all the powers, floor mats, and more. It may not be top class luxury, but the cabin overall is still very inviting, roomy and nicely appointed. Add a standard power tilt and sliding sunroof and Sirius/XM for some nice tunes, and you’re ready to cruise any highway or country road you choose. Important numbers include a wheelbase of 104.4 inches, 14.5-gallon fuel tank, 3,025 curb weight, 5.2-inch ground clearance, generous 15.7-cu. ft. trunk and a 36.4 ft. turning circle. Jetta in any form is a prime example of Volkswagen engineers concentrating on delivering a compact design that resembles mid-size dimensions. Throw in that wide range of pricing, and you’ve got yourself a winner. Your VW dealer is awaiting your visit to explain any and all buyer and dealer incentives. Likes: Low entry price, roomy interior/trunk, turbo engines, rear camera now standard on all Jettas. Dislikes: Prices rise quickly on upscale models, Jetta hybrid and diesel models no longer available.


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But mom liked her chardonnay, and her generation made chardonnay synonymous with white wine from the ’70s through the ’90s. Now, people may order a “grigio” and sometimes even “pinot” for a pinot grigio, which became another wine list must-have. But chardonnay still is the most-consumed white wine in the United States. Sauvignon blanc and riesling trail in third and fourth, respectively.

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The Pocono Arts Council will offer the following classes during the month of January. Classes, unless noted otherwise, are held at the Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. Seventh St. in Stroudsburg. To register, call 570-476-4460 or register online at poconoarts.org. ONGOING CLASSES • Oil Painting, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. This ongoing workshop focuses on the individual, helping them to develop their own personal style and technique working with the oil medium. Learn how to develop your painting by understanding drawing and composition, light and shadow, color, preparation of materials and the application of paint. Working at your own pace, you pick the subject while the instructor guides you through the painting process. Tuition: member $75/non-member $85: senior member $65/non-member $75 • Intermediate Watercolor, Sundays 1-4 p.m. Ongoing watercolor journey and

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discover the flexibility of this wonderful medium. We will cover composition, form, shapes and color. Students can work from photos that they have taken or use the still life that will be set up during each workshop. A very free approach will be explored where your creativity takes wing. Tuition: member $100/non-member $110: senior member $90/non-member $100 • Ongoing Drawing Workshop for Children, Saturdays 1-3 p.m. For ages 9-13. Beginning Jan. 6. This workshop will teach students simple, fun, easy and proven drawing techniques that will help to see the shapes that create the form… from drawing the human body, animals, superheros, landscapes or your own subject matter, students will become confident in how they see and draw. Bring your own materials and expand how you see the world. Tuition: $10 per workshop

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senior member $65/non-member $75 • Basic Acrylic Painting, Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30, 1-4 p.m. Explore this very versatile medium. This workshop is for the beginner as well as those with more experience with acrylics. The techniques of this medium, incorporating composition, building a painting, color values and much more will be explored. Students should bring photographs that they have taken to be utilized as subject matter. Tuition: member $100/non-member $110: senior member $90/non-member $100 Poconoarts classes fill on a first-comefirst-served basis. Placement in a course is secured when payment in full is received. If Poconoarts must cancel a class due to low enrollment, students will be notified prior to the scheduled start date of the class and full refunds will be issued. Poconoarts will not refund or reduce any class fees for missed classes or late enrollment.

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PEEC events Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road in Dingmans Ferry. 570-828-2319; peec.org, peec@peec.org. Pre-registration is requested unless otherwise noted. • Ski the McDade Trail, Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to noon; free. Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons; learn the basics of cross country skiing. Skis, poles and boots provided. Register with shoe size to guarantee a spot. • Cross-country skiing, Sundays, Jan. 14, 21 and 28, 1-3 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to noon. $20; $10 for kids. Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons. Learn the basics of crosscountry skiing and practice on an old logging road loop. You decide how many loops to ski. Skis, poles and boots provided; register with shoe size to guarantee a spot. • Intro to Snowshoeing, Saturday, Jan. 20, 1-4 p.m.; free. Learn the basics of snow shoes and enjoy a winter walk along the McDade Trail. No experience necessary – equipment and teaching provided. Register early to reserve a pair of snowshoes and guarantee a spot. • Winter Ecology Hike; Sunday, Jan. 21; 10 a.m. to noon; $5. Learn how different plants and animals survive the winter. Experience PEEC in the wintertime. All ages welcome. • Eagle Watch, Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $20. A trip north in search of eagles and other rare wintering birds. Visit the Mongaup Reservoir, the Delaware River and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy to look for winter residents and nesting pairs. Bring a lunch, camera and warm clothes. Call to reserve a seat in the van; maximum of 20 spaces. • Animal Tracking, Sunday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to noon; $5. Animals leave behind clues that give us glimpses into their lives. Explore our natural areas for tracks, trails, scat, territory marks, chew marks and other signs animals leave as they travel through the fields and forests of the Poconos.

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Now that we have welcomed in the New Year 2018 and the holidays are finally over, it’s time to sit back and relax. Nothing could be better than feasting on good old-fashioned comfort food, especially during the cold winter months. Blessings for a wonderful New Year. Enjoy. WINTER POTATO SOUP 1 tablespoon butter 1 clove garlic, minced 1 large onion, chopped 6 cups reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced 2 medium carrots, sliced 2 medium celery stalks, minced 1 zucchini, sliced 1 teaspoon dried dill 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped Salt and black pepper, to taste 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; saute for 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Add chicken broth, potatoes, carrots, celery and zucchini; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Add dill, parsley, salt, pepper and cornstarch-water mixture. Stir well And continue to cook for about 15 minutes more, or until the soup is slightly thickened. Ladle into bowls to serve. Yield: 8 servings. HUNGARIAN VEAL GOULASH (You can use beef instead of veal, if preferred.) 2-1/2-pounds lean veal, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces 1 teaspoon salt Black pepper, to taste 1/2 stick butter or margarine, melted 2 medium onions, sliced 2 large tomatoes, peeled and quartered 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

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2/3 cup Chablis or other dry white wine 1/2 cup canned, undiluted beef broth 2 teaspoons caraway seeds 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons paprika Hot cooked noodles Season veal with salt and pepper and brown in butter or margarine over low heat; do not overcook. Add sliced onions and quartered tomatoes; cook uncovered 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Add flour; cook 1 minute. Stir in wine, caraway seeds, lemon juice and paprika. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 50 to 60 minutes until veal is tender. Serve with cooked noodles. Yield: 6 generous servings. CHEESY PESTO CHICKEN 1/3 cup ricotta cheese 1/3 cup pesto, plus an additional 1/4 cup pesto 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Freshly ground black pepper 2 chicken breast halves with bones and skin 3 tablespoons olive oil Combine ricotta, pesto and Parmesan in a small bowl; season with pepper to taste. Carefully slide your fingers under skin of the breast separating it from the flesh to form a pocket. Leave the skin attached along one side and at one end so the stuffing will be enclosed. Push the cheese and pesto mixture into pockets you have created. Brush the surface of the chicken with olive oil. Place breasts in a small baking dish and bake at 350º for 40 minutes. Remove pan from oven and brush surface of chicken with remaining 1/4 cup of pesto. Return to oven for additional 15 minutes. Let chicken rest 5 minutes at room temperature before serving. Yield: 2 servings BEEF SHORT RIBS 3 to 4 pounds beef short ribs 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 medium carrots, cleaned and chopped

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4 stalks celery, chopped 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons salt 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1 bay leaf Brown short ribs on all sides in hot oil in large pot. Cover and bake at 350˚ for 1 hour; drain. Return meat to Dutch oven. Add carrots and celery. Combine tomato paste and remaining ingredients; stir well. Pour over meat and vegetables in Dutch oven. Cover and bake 1-1/2-hours until meat and vegetables are tender. Remove from oven; discard bay leaf. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

1 teaspoon vanilla Cream butter or margarine; gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine cocoa, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla. Spoon batter into paper-lined cup-cake pans filling two-thirds full and bake at 350˚ for 15 to 18 minutes. Gently remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Yield: 16 cocoa cakes.

STICKY CINNAMON BUNS (Refrigerate overnight and bake these cinnamon rolls first thing in the morning.) 1 cup chopped pecans 2 (1-pound) loaves frozen bread POTATO CASSEROLE GOURMET 9 medium baking potatoes dough, thawed 1 stick butter or margarine 1 teaspoon cinnamon Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 (6-ounce) package vanilla-fla2/3 cup lukewarm milk vored pudding and pie-filling mix 1-1/2 cups Cheddar cheese shred1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 stick butter or margarine ded 2 tablespoons milk 1 cup heavy cream, whipped Sprinkle pecans in greased 13-byPeel and boil potatoes until tender; 9-by-2-inch baking pan. Divide drain. Whip potatoes in large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy, adding dough into 24 pieces; shape into butter or margarine, salt and pepper balls. Place in baking pan; sprinkle and lukewarm milk. Place into butwith cinnamon. In a 1-quart saucetered shallow casserole. Fold Cheddar pan heat pudding mix, sugar, butter or margarine and milk, stirring cheese into whipped cream; spread over potatoes. Bake at 350º for about occasionally, until butter or mar25 minutes, only until golden brown. garine is melted. Pour over dough, covering each piece. Bake at 350º (Casserole can be prepared ahead of time, but topping must be added just for about 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Immediately invert before baking). Yield: 10 servings. onto serving platter. Remove pan. COCOA CAKES Yield: 24 rolls. 1 stick butter or margarine, room temperature Any comments, questions or favor1 cup sugar ite recipes? I would love to hear from 3 eggs you. Feel free to send your email to helenkitchen@msn.com, and please 3/4 cup cocoa write “Helen’s Kitchen Request, 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour ATTN: Lori” in the subject line to 2 teaspoons baking powder Dash salt make sure that I receive your email. 2/3 cup milk Thank you.


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Dr. Delaware Water Gap. Call 570-4242093 ext.35 for more information. • Pocono Submarine Veterans meet regularly on the third Wednesday each month at Wilson Fisher American Legion, Post 413, Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. They are a local chapter of the national organization. The purpose of the organization is to perpetuate the memory of shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. Submarine veterans from all eras are welcomed. Meetings begin at 7 p,m. For additional information, their website is poconosubvets.org, or call 610-681-2606. • Monroe County’s 175th anniversary book is now on sale at the Monroe County Archive Office and the Treasurer’s Office for $10. Call 570-517-3102 for additional information. • The Pocono Mountain Division of the Fire Department New York retirees will meet on the last Thursday of the month, March through November, at 2 p.m., at the Eagles Lodge at 1210 N. Fifth St., Rte. 191, Stroudsburg. All active and retired members are invited to attend. For further information call 610-588-2623. • Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue needs volunteers to help save more dogs. Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue is a group of volunteers based

in the West End of the Poconos, who have been rescuing and re-homing dogs for years. Volunteers are needed to help with adoption days, animal transport, fundraisers, and more. Foster homes are also urgently needed in order to save even more dogs and cats. You can learn more about Waggin’ Tails by talking with the volunteers or by visiting the website waggintailsrescue.com. You will find the dogs that Waggin’ Tails has for adoption, Volunteer and Foster Applications and more. For more information, email information@waggintailsrescue. • Western Pocono Community Library needs your help in collecting items for the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network (PVEN). PVEN offers assistance to low income families or families that have hit hard times by providing food, clothing, or other assistance as necessary. To donate non-perishable food items at the library for PVEN, stop in and place items in the red wagon near the entrance. • Notre Dame Elementary, 60 Spangenburg Road, East Stroudsburg, hold bingo (all paper games) special games and progressive jackpot the last Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. Doors and Kitchen open at 6 p.m. • Downtown Stroudsburg will host “First Saturday in the Burg” events for people of all ages the first Saturday of each month in downtown Stroudsburg. The monthly event

will include sidewalk sales, food and drink specials, live music and art at participating businesses all day on Main Street and neighboring streets in Stroudsburg. • The Monroe Animal League (MAL) can now be contacted via email at monroeanimalleague@gmail.com. MAL sells Shoprite and Weis Markets gift cards in many denominations and receives 5 percent from each gift card sale. Also, MAL collects Weis Markets and Kinsley’s Shoprite register tapes and Dad’s proof of purchase seals and receives 1 percent as proceeds of tape total. (You must send complete tape in order for credit). Proceeds collected from gift card sales and register tapes help raise funds for the spay/neuter, emergency vet care and feral cat programs. MAL is also in need of new members/volunteers. For meeting locations and to order gift cards, call (570) 421-7775. • A noon day prayer is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Full Gospel Holiness COGIC, 169 Summit Ave., Pocono Summit, (one block from Salvation Army). Pastor is Dr. Leanon Trawick. Call 839-8170 for more information. • The Barrett Township Historical Society is planning to display a World War II exhibit at the Cresco Station Museum. Veterans and families with the following: memorabilia, artifacts, uniforms, weaponry, newspaper

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(EPAA) is a Spay/Neuter Clinic located in Brodheadsville and is in need of volunteers. EPAA could use someone to come in one day a week to check in clients, answer phones and schedule appointments. The person would need to arrive by 8:15 a.m. and be able to commit to being there every week. EPAA also has volunteer positions available to help with vaccination clinics and substitute desk work. Stop in to the EPAA office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville or visit epaaonline.com or call 570-994-5846. • The Poconos Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network meets twice a month at the Hughes Library in Stroudsburg. For membership information, visit holisticmoms.org or contact Jen at HMNmonroepa@gmail. com or by phone at 570-872-7140. The Holistic Moms Network strives to connect parents, create supportive communities and help parents and others to learn about holistic, natural and green living. • Operation Touch of Home is seeking the names and addresses of area troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan to be recipients of the fall 2015 essentials shipment. Family members or friends with this information should contact touchofhome@hotmail.com. • Evening Adult Bible Study Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Bring PP your Bible. McMichael United Methodist Church, Rte. 715 and White Church Road, McMichael. Call 570-629-1136 for more information. • The Italian American Heritage Club of Monroe County meets on the third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Township Building on Rte. 715 in Brodheadsville. New members of Italian decent and all those who respect and enjoy the Italian culture are welcome. For more information, call president Joe Pini at 570-992-2678. • The COGIC Community Center (Formerly Christ the King Family Center) located in Blakeslee, has a facility to seat more than 200 people, along with banquet tables (round or oblong) for use. There is a full commercial kitchen also available which consists of steam table, coffee maker, grill, four ovens and six cook tops along with a dishwasher. Matching china along with eating and cooking utensils is also available. The COGIC Community also offers WIFI, a central PA system along with AC/HVAC. Also available are smaller meeting rooms which would accommodate 50 or more people and comes equipped with a projector camera and central speaking system. This facility is handicapped accessible. NonProfit organizations are welcomed. Special discounts will be given to help achieve goals for a worthy purpose. Located five miles from the PA Turnpike and five minutes from Interstate 80, the COGIC Community Center is located at 354 Rte. 940, Blakeslee. For

further, information, contact 570-355-0232 or 570-994-7122, email cogicblakeslee@ frontier.com. • Are you a follower of Thomas Merton’s work? An interfaith study group is being formed in the Stroudsburg area. The dates, times and meeting location will be determined by the participants. There is no cost. If you are interested, send your name, phone number and email address to Mel at oneoftheone99@yahoo.com. • The Italian American Heritage Club of Monroe County welcomes Americans of Italian birth or descent and all other Americans who appreciate, respect and understand the Italian culture. The group is dedicated to serv-

ing the community. Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month at The Chestnuthill Township Park Building on Rte. 715, Brodheadsville. • Pocono Mountain Bible Fellowship Church will host a free Bible Study each Sunday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. Childcare and activities for children will be provided. There will be a short time of worship and prayer followed by a Bible study and discussion. The topic is “Biblical Themes from the Book of Romans.” All are invited. There will also be a time of question and answers on any Biblical topic, theme, or question you would like to discuss. The church is one and a half miles south of Mount Pocono. For informa-

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