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preservation awards presented The Monroe County Historical Association named the winners of its P.E.P (Preserve, Enhance, Promote) Historical Preservation awards.
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what’s happening See what’s happening with a comprehensive events calendar. page 2
behind the wheel Automotive columnist Greg Zyla test drives the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona. page 4
around town Keep up with the latest happenings in our area. page 3
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13th annual historic preservation awards The Monroe County Historical Association named the winners of its P.E.P (Preserve, Enhance, Promote) Historical Preservation awards. Owners of historic buildings who have shown their dedication to preserving, enhancing and promoting Monroe County’s wealth of historic structures will be honored at the Monroe County Historical Association’s annual meeting and awards luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee-onDelaware. Three categories of buildings were judged: commercial, nonprofit, and private residence. The 2018 winners in the three categories are: commercial property: Young & Haros LLC, Main Street, Borough of Stroudsburg; nonprofit: Dansbury Depot, Crystal Street, Borough of East Stroudsburg (upper photo); and residential property: “Meadowbrook Farm” owned by William and Jo Rinehart, Hamilton Township (lower photo). The Heritage Resource Award will be given to the volunteers of the Marker Advo-
cates of Tobyhanna Township in recognition of their efforts to erect 25 roadside historical markers throughout the township. “Our organization is pleased to recognize the owners of these historic properties, cultural sites and the volunteers who help keep our past alive,” said Monroe County Historical Association executive director Amy Leiser. “We appreciate their dedication in helping to maintain the historic fabric of our community. We are always looking for additional structures to highlight and we welcome suggestions of other Monroe County sites that deserve recognition.” The cost for the luncheon meeting is $35 for MCHA members and $40 for non-members. The public is welcome. Reservations, with payment, should be made to the Monroe County Historical Association, 900 Main St., Stroudsburg, before Friday, Feb. 16. For more information, call 570-421-7703 or email admin@MonroeHistorical.org Visit monroehistorical.org for more information on the organization.
WHAT’S HAPPENING To have your school, church or nonprofit social event in “What’s Happening,” email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 hand-written submissions will be accepted. FEB. 7 The next meeting of The Monroe County Earth Science Association (MCESA) will be Wednesday, Feb. 7. Professor Kessler will speak about fossils found in the Poconos. Meetings are held from September through May at the Hughes Library, 1002 N. 9th St. in Stroudsburg, 7-8:30 p.m. It is a club of people interested in minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary arts and related areas. Meetings are free and open to all ages. Free door prize specimen given to all attendees. Coffee and cookies served. For more information, email MonroeCountyRocks@gmail.com. FEB. 10 American Legion Riders Chapter No. 927 presents a Wisecrackers comedy night on Saturday, Feb. 10, featuring thrtee comedians at
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the American Legion Post 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road in Gilbert. Dinner is at 5 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. DJ dancing after show. There will also be basket raffles and a 50/50. Tickets are $25, which includes dinner, the show and dancing, Tickets sales limited to 150 people. You must be 21 or older to attend. For ticket sales call 570-977-8208 or email email@example.com. • Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road in Stroudsburg, will hold a “Winter Wonders” program on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m., investigating the marvels and mysteries of winter and how plants and animals survive during this harsh but beautiful season. Dress appropriately for the weather. Cost: $6/non-member, $4/children younger then 12. EE Center members will be admitted free. Preregistration suggested but not required. For more information, 570-629-3061, or visit mcconservation.org. FEB. 11 The American Legion Riders have their monthly meeting on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road in Gilbert.
For more information, call 570-977-8208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit ampost927.org. FEB. 12 The monthly BW NICE Monroe County networking breakfast will be held Monday, Feb. 12. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the breakfast begins at 8:30. Women in all stages of business and personal life and in transition are welcome. No membership is required.er. The speaker will be Ranelli Williams, CPA. Her topic is: “Profit First: A Pay Yourself First Cashflow System For Small Business Owners.” Based on the principles shared by Mike Michalowicz in his book “Profit First,” Ranelli will be sharing the Profit First model. Each month attendees are asked to bring a collection item for Monroe County’s shelter for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. This month they are in need of the following items: towels, washcloths, femine products, laundry detergent and hair brushes. FEB. 17 The West End Park and Open Space Commission will host a free “Make Pine Cone Bird Please see CALENDAR, Page 11
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For more than 30 years, Times-Shamrock has owned and operated The Pocono Shopper. Today, The Pocono Times provides a unique advertising vehicle to reach all of Monroe County within a two-week advertising cycle. Total Combined Distribution (unduplicated): two-week cycle, more than 30,000 WEEK 1 DISTRIBUTION Zone 1 — 5,000 direct mail; 5,000 drop point; 10,000 total Select areas: East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Bushkill Zone 2 — 5,000 direct mail; 5,000 drop point; 10,000 total Select areas: Effort, Brodheadsville, Kresgville, Kunkletown, Saylorsburg, Tannersville, Tobyhanna, Scotrun Week 1 total = 20,000
‘The Earth Speaks IV’
The deadline to submit to “The Earth Speaks IV” — a juried exhibition on the environmental crisis has been extended to Tuesday, Feb. 9. This regional juried exhibition will run April 6-28. Artists are invited to use their art as a vehicle for raising consciousness of these important issues. • Man-made issues that pose a threat to our planet (litter, global warming, pesticides, GMOs, water pollution, over fishing, deforestation, fracking) •Environmental disasters (tsunamis, hurricanes, oil spills, smog, nuclear meltdowns) • Ideas for solutions (solar and wind energy, bio fuels, reduced carbon footprint, recycling, tree planting, organic farming) Artists from the following states are invited to enter: ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, VA, MD, DE, DC. $1,000 in awards are available in a variety of mediums including 2-D, 3-D, photography, and printmaking. Students are encouraged to enter. A prospectus and entry form are available online at poconoarts.org/artspace-gallery/the-earthspeaks-iv/ For further information, call 570476-4460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pocono Greyhound Adoption will hold a
meet and greet at the Stroud Mall in Stroudsburg, in the cosmetics entrance of Bonton, on the following dates: Saturdays, Feb. 3. 10, 17 and 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Greyhound sales dogs will be there selling community day books. To learn more about the event, or about adopting a greyhound, visit poconogreyhound.org or call 570-8560377.
Clymer Library Reopens
“It took a while, but we are dry after the pipe burst,” said officials at Clymer Library. “Two weeks is a long time to not see all of our lovely patrons.” No fines were levied on materials during those two weeks. The library has all new computers with the newest versions of Office, an improved wireless connectionand new Chromebooks to use.
Black History Month at ESU
East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events throughout February. The activities listed below are open to the public at no cost. • Thursday, Feb. 15: Afro-Caribbean Percussion Workshop with Froilán Kali Ramírez,
6 p.m., Science and Technology Center Auditorium. Artist, percussionist, photographer and writer Froilan Kali Ramirez will give a workshop. Ramírez will perform and teach AfroCaribbean percussion rhythms, as well as discuss the history and culture of this music and the different instruments with which they are performed. For more information, email email@example.com. • Wednesday, Feb. 21: Guest speaker Phillip Roundtree, 6 p.m. Beers Lecture Hall. Phillip Roundtree, a social work professional practicing behavioral health and child welfare since 2005,will speak about his experience with depression and anxiety. Through his powerful presentation, Roundtree hopes to showcase how stigmatizing it can be to be an African American male with a mental illness. For more information about Roundtree, visit his website at quadefyllc.net. Monday, Feb. 26,: keynote speaker Albert Jones, 6:30 p.m. Beers Lecture Hall Albert Jones, the current director of human resources for First Quality Products of Central Pennsylvania and former director of human and cultural diversity and assistant to the president for social equity at Lock Haven University. His presentation is intended to plant the seed of change for some, challenge others to do more and positively reinforce those looking for support. Email lfleming@ esu.edu for more information.
Big Pocono Ski Club supports the American Red Cross Recently the members of the Big Pocono Ski Club presented a $1,000 check to the American Red Cross, Pocono Mountains Chapter. The money was raised from their annual holiday party raffle baskets. To become a member of BPSC, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2017 Dodge Charger Daytona Entry Price: $27,995 Price as Tested: $45,120 This week, we’re driving the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona, a popular full-size, four-door sedan that competes in a heavily populated segment. With an aggressive front end design, Charger Daytona arrives in Hemi R/T trim and then successfully blends the legendary Daytona package with its racing past genes. The end result is a modern day, high-tech, muscle car statement. Reintroduced in 2006, the 2017 Chargers offer a special American style of performance and comfort in a nicely put together package. If you want a two-door coupe, you’ll be shopping sibling Challenger, which also offers similar options and Hemi engines. Historically, the Dodge Chargers from the mid-1960s and early 1970s were great looking boulevard cruisers, available with “mild to wild” engine offerings. For those who demanded the fastest Charger, a 440-wedge or 426 Hemi would thunder the quarter-mile with the best of them, although handling back then was a nonentity. Further, when Chrysler decided to go full bore into NASCAR racing, it introduced the special swopped front end and high rear wing 1969 Dodge Daytona and 1970 Plymouth Superbird, both available for purchase at any MOPAR dealership. (MOPAR is slang for any Chrysler-built vehicle but actually defined as “Motor Parts” for you MOPAR purists.) Regardless of trim, Chargers of old were handling nightmares compared to our nimble 2017 Charger Daytona. Ditto for the brakes as back in the 1960s four-wheel drum brakes were the norm although front disc brakes were an option. These new Chargers offer all the modern day marvels including excellent fuel mileage and almost twice as powerful engines. Like the Chargers of old, consumers nowadays still have mild to wild engine options to choose from if a Charger Daytona is not in your future. The base Charger SE (27,995) comes with a 292 horse 3.6 liter V6, while a mid-line R/T (which starts at $29,995) features a powerful 370 horsepower 5.7 Hemi V8. For those that still demand the most, a 485 horsepower 6.4 liter (392 inch) Hemi propels the higher dollar SRT models and start at $39,995. If you still need more go power, the ultimate is a 707-horse Hellcat Hemi Charger, which starts at $67,645. The Charger Daytona is available in two stages of dress, including our 5.7 Hemi version or the more powerful 6.4-liter Hemi. The Hemi 2017 Dodge Chargers come standard in rear drive (AWD is available on six cylinder
models) connected to a fine shifting eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic. Fuel mileage is actually quite good for a muscle car, with 16 city and 25 highway the expected EPA estimates. Our Charger Daytona came with a bevy of standard features, including things like remote start, brake assist, hill start assist, high intensity headlamps, all the airbags, heated seats, nice stereo system with Sirius/XM Satellite, all the powers, climate control and much more. A $1,495 Technology Group adds rear blind spot and cross path detection, adaptive cruise, stability control, forward collision, lane detection and more. I recommended this option for obvious safety reasons. The final option is a $550 Driver Confidence Group with exterior mirror upgrades, projector headlamps and enhanced blind spot detection. Handling is surprisingly good thanks the 20inch Goodyear rubber and fully independent performance suspension. It may be listed as a large sedan, but Charger R/T sure handles well and zero to 60 arrives in just five seconds flat. The Charger interior is well designed, has beautiful gauges and easy to operate features. There’s also more than enough room front and rear for five-passengers. The rear seat is a 60/40 split, allowing access to the roomy trunk. As for the government safety rating, all Dodge Chargers come with five-star ratings. The exhaust tone? Sounds just like the powerful 440-inch V8 wedge or 426 Hemi from back in 1969. This is another way of saying it’s loud and very impressive. As for reactions, we took the Charger Daytona to Watkins Glen for the NASCAR weekend and it attracted literally hundreds of interested onlookers. I’ll admit the spectators were of a performance minded demographic, but their interest in the car was intense. When told what the retail price was, there was even more interest. Important numbers include a curb weight of 4,270 lbs., 20.2 inch wheelbase, 18.5 gallon fuel tank, and 16.5 cu. ft. of cargo space. I have to admit I really enjoyed my week with the Charger Daytona. It is still an excellent consumer opportunity to relive past American cruisers when high horsepower and lots of room were commonplace on the boulevards. There may no longer be a Charger two-door, but the styling and mechanical prowess is so good you almost forget it has two extra doors. Likes: Charger Daytona looks, true muscle car power, lots of fun to drive. Dislikes: Option packages expensive, options sometime overlap each other. (Greg Zyla is a syndicated auto columnist).
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ZESTY LIME GUACAMOLE 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled 1 lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 medium onion, diced 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 1 clove garlic, minced Place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice in a large bowl, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Next, add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash using a potato masher. Then fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve with your favorite nacho flavored chips, crackers or veggies. Yield: about 3-1/2 cups.
TENDER CHICKEN BITES 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts For Marinade: 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons dry sherry 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced 2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 dried red chilies 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds Combine all marinade ingredients; blend well and set aside. Cut chicken breasts into 2-inch cubes and set in marinade mixture for 2 hours. Remove chicken cubes from marinade; place on broiler rack. Broil 3 to 4 minutes per side until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Serve chicken with toothpicks on platter decoratively lined with lettuce. Yield: 6 servings. SKILLET TACO CASSEROLE 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup onion, chopped
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1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 1/3 cup water 1 (1-1/4-ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 (16-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained 1-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 10 taco shells, coarsely crushed (about 2-1/2 cups) 1 cup lettuce, shredded 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1 small tomato, chopped 1/4 cup pitted ripe black olives, sliced In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until browned; drain fat. Stir in tomato sauce, water and taco seasoning mix into meat mixture; heat through. Remove from heat. Beat eggs; stir in milk. Add a small amount of the tomato sauce mixture to the egg mixture, stirring constantly. Return all to skillet. Stir in kidney beans, the 1-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, and the crushed taco shells. Turn into a 12x7-1/2x2-inch baking dish. Bake in 350º oven for about 30 minutes. Top with lettuce, the 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, and black olives. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Yield: 6 servings. CAJUN-SEASONED CHICKEN BURGERS 1/4 cup garbanzo beans, drained and mashed 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 pound ground raw chicken 4 hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls, split Chili sauce, taco sauce or ketchup Cajun Seasoning (recipe follows) Combine mashed garbanzo beans, beaten egg, bread crumbs, Cajun seasoning and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add ground chicken; mix well. Shape mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Preheat oven broiler and place patties on ungreased, unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from heat for about 6 minutes. Turn patties over; broil 7 to 8 minutes more until no longer pink in center. Toast buns, if desired. Serve patties in buns with lettuce leaves, slices of tomato, chili or taco sauce. Yield: 4 servings. To make Cajun seasoning: Combine 2
tablespoons salt, 1 tablespoon ground red pepper, 1 teaspoon ground white pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 teaspoon ground black pepper in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Store, covered, at room temperature. Yield: 1/4 cup seasoning. MEATBALL AND MOZZARELLA HOAGIES 1 pound ground beef 1/2 pound ground pork sausage 1 (14-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce 1 clove garlic, minced 6 Italian Rolls, split 4-ounces shredded mozzarella cheese Mix ground beef and pork sausage; shape into 1-inch balls. Cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until browned. Drain meatballs, discarding the drippings. Combine spaghetti sauce and garlic in skillet; add meatballs. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 12 to 14 minutes, or until done. Place roll halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet; broil 5 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially opened) 2 minutes or until rolls are slightly toasted. Spoon meatball mixture onto bottom halves of bread; sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese and top with remaining bread. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings. SKILLET POTATO SALAD 8 thin slices bacon 2 tablespoons bacon drippings 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon celery seed Black pepper to taste 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup vinegar 4 to 5 cups potatoes, cooked and cubed Cook bacon until crisp; drain well on paper towel and crumble. Save 2 tablespoons bacon drippings. Add celery to reserved drippings in skillet; cook until almost tender. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer. Mix together sugar, flour, salt, celery seed and pepper; stir into celery-onion mixture. Add water and vinegar, stirring until smooth. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and bacon. Mix gently, but thoroughly, over heat. Serve hot. Yield: 6 servings.
Three tips for a Valentine’s Day proposal If you plan on popping the question this Valentine’s Day, read on for some advice on how to make the moment a magical one. The ring While your loved one isn’t around, have a look through her jewelry box. Does she have a lot of extravagant accessories, or are her tastes more subdued? Is her jewelry mainly silver, gold or rose gold? Take note of the size of her rings and then call an experienced jeweler. The bouquet Ask your florist to create a customized bouquet based on your loved one’s character and preferences. Don’t hesitate to share the story of your first date or to suggest favorite colors and flowers for a truly personalized arrangement. The sidekicks If you plan to propose in a public place such as a restaurant, inform the staff first. The chef may even decide to be your accomplice and help you hide the ring.
Finally, keep in mind that Valentine’s Day is a particularly busy time for restaurants, florists, chocolatiers and jewelers, so make your reservations early and don’t forget to mention that you plan to propose.
Four ideas to treat your man this Valentine’s day Valentine’s Day should be a memorable affair for him and her alike. Here are four simple suggestions to make this February 14 a special one for your favorite guy. Do something he likes. A wintertime trek up the moun-
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Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet is represented in this grid by a number between 1 and 26. Using letter frequency, word-pattern recognition, and the numbers as your guides, fill in the grid with well-known English words (HINT: since a Q is always followed by a U, try hunting down the Q first). Only lowercase, unhyphenated words are allowed in kaidoku, so you won’t see anything like STOCKHOLM or LONG-LOST in here (but you might see AFGHAN, since it has an uncapitalized meaning, too). Now stop wasting my precious time and SOLVE!
“The Somethingest of 2017”--not good, not bad, just...something. Across 1 “___ Drives Me Crazy” (1989 hit) 4 Curvy letters 8 Took off on two wheels 13 Edinburgh resident 14 And nothing more 15 Lawn straightener 16 “No way” 17 Binary digits 18 Oath-taker’s prop 19 St. Vincent album on a lot of “Best of 2017” lists 22 Whitman of TV’s “Parenthood” 23 Abbr. for someone who has just a first and last name 24 Actress Sissy of “The Help” 28 ___-Lorraine (area in northeast France) 30 Thor Heyerdahl’s “___-Tiki” 32 Half of CXII 33 2017 movie that could be Daniel DayLewis’s last, if he sticks with retirement 37 Fuel-efficient Toyota 39 365 billion days, in astronomy 40 “Can you give me ___?” 41 Toy fad that caught on in 2017 44 Olympic gold medalist Sebastian 45 ___ moment (epiphany) 46 Depletes 49 Casual walk 52 Took in dinner (but not a movie) 53 “There ___ no words ...” 54 Major 2017 event that required special glasses 58 Parrot’s cousin 61 1998 baseball MVP Sammy
62 Fasten, in a way 63 Got up 64 Unrestrained way to run 65 RR stops 66 Tropicana’s locale 67 Cartoon skunk Le Pew 68 Go with ___ grain Down 1 Kristen of “The Last Man on Earth” 2 Common eight-legged pest 3 Suffixes after “twenti-”, “thirti-,” etc. 4 There were “A Few” in a 1992 film title 5 Boredom 6 Util. measured in kWh 7 Part of DOS, for short 8 Charlie Parker’s genre 9 Menzel who sang in “Frozen” 10 Soviet org. dissolved in 1991 11 Sushi selection 12 Beats by ___ (headphones brand) 13 ___ cum laude (with highest honors) 20 Protect, as with plastic 21 Ceases to exist 25 Scythes through the underbrush, perhaps 26 “Dear ___ Hansen” 27 Pirate executed in 1701 29 “I think somebody needs ___” 30 Turtle-ish enemy in Super Mario Bros. 31 Prefix meaning “all” 34 John of “Entertainment Tonight” and new age music 35 He followed a trail of breadcrumbs 36 First South Korean president Syngman ___
37 Certain GIs 38 Laugh-out-loud type 42 6’11”, say 43 Dessert made with pecans or almonds, maybe 47 Bear-ly? 48 Clementine coats 50 Industrial city of Japan 51 Home Depot competitor 52 “The Ant and the Grasshopper” storyteller 55 “Get on it!” 56 Setting for “Julius Caesar” 57 Part of MIT 58 Dallas player, briefly 59 Overwhelming wonder 60 Gearwheel tooth
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Spanish Monastrell wines for fans of syrah Spain has a rich network of wine regions. Almansa and Jumilla are small Executive director of the American Wine Society regions in the Southeast of the country, Old World wine producer Spain seems not far from the Mediterranean Sea. almost more like an up-and-comer. The Vineyards, dominated by monastrell, sit country’s wines seem to have always in the transition zone from the coastal been an also-ran in the United States and flatlands to the mountains. remains sort of a mystery to many. Reminiscent of an excellent syrah, The wines continue to improve. While Bodega Piqueras Valcanto 2013 many Spanish wines are made from Monastrell Almansa has a savory, indigenous grapes such as tempranillo, meaty smell and saucy, plum and pepper some are established in other countries character with a nice acidity. The wine and are produced in Spain under a local had big flavor and a clean finish, makname. One of these is monastrell, the ing it a great food wine. You’d have a hard time finding a better bottle of wine at this price. $10. HHHH1/2 Bodegas Piqueras has a syrah for the same price in the state wine shops, which is probably also worth checking out. Bringing together two great wines of the Spain, monastrell and tempranillo, Domino De Artiga Monastrell/Tempranillo 2010 Jumilla already-aged wine is showing a raisin character but still showing well, with hints of anise, blackberry and dried fruit. A touch of sweetness and higher alcohol makes it almost port-like. I have to think this is a wine intended to Spanish name for the grape known in drink younger, but one that turned out to France, and elsewhere, as mourvedre. age excellently. If you like the character Historically, France and Spain have of aged wine, or want to find out if you shared a lot over the Pyrenees. Grdo, try this one. $10. HHHH enache can be found in Spain under the At such a low price, both these wines name garnacha, for example. are worth checking out and stocking up I found two Spanish monastrell on on your favorites. discount and both were very good, calling to mind the earth and fruitfulness GRADE: Exceptional HHHHH, of other Rhone grapes. Fans of syrah, Above average HHHH, Good HHH, for example, would really enjoy these Below average HH, Poor H. wines.
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Feeders ” program at the Chestnuthill Park, 221 Route 715 in Brodheadsville on Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. You’ll get everything you need to make a bird feeder to hang and watch the birds enjoy a snack. FEB. 24 Join Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network (PVEN) on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Route 209 in Gilbert, for a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to benefit the PVEN new building fund. PVEN Food Pantry/Clothing Closet is a place to find help and hope for low-income families and those in crisis living in the West End of Monroe County. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 570-992-3136. • On Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road in Bartonsville, children and their parents will have the opportunity to get outside and learn about the tracks and traces that our native wildlife leave behind. The program “Who Goes There? Tracking Pocono Wildlife,” led by an experienced environmental educator, starts inside as children and their families learn about critters who live in the woods and along the cold, pure streams of the Poconos. How animals make tracks and what to look for in identifying tracks will be covered. How do animals move in the forest? Where do they gather to drink? Can you tell the difference between a dog track and a coyote? After the classroom introduction, everyone will move outside for a walk in search of tracks. Learn how different tracks look on the ground compared to on a screen. This activity is suitable for children of all ages. Children and adults should dress to be outside and be prepared to walk on snow-covered trails. Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit brodheadwatershed.org/WaterWiser.html. MARCH 3 Family Promise of Monroe County will sponsor a Superheroes Walk for Homeless Families at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Stroud Mall on Route 611 in Stroudsburg. The 3.2K walk around the mall will also feature a tricky tray and other fundraising events. Walk participants are encouraged to wear costumes to the event — teams and individual walkers are welcome. Prizes will be awarded to the best child’s costume and the best adult costume. Prizes will also be given to the top individual and team fundraisers. Donations of gift certificates, gift cards or items for gifts baskets are welcome. Business and/or organizational sponsorships are also welcome for the event. All proceeds from the event will benefit Family Promise, which help homeless and at-
risk families with children achieve sustainable independence through safe shelter and services by a collaborative network of community organizations. Last year, Family Promise assisted 71 families, consisting of 286 individuals; 64 percent were children under the age of 17. Registration is $10, free to children younger than 12. Refreshments will be offered. For
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salsa cook-off will be held on Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Monsignor McHugh gymnasium, Route 390 in Cresco. Admission is $5; kids younger than 10 will be admitted free. There will live country band, night at the races, raffle baskets, a 50/50 and face painting. Chili and salsa entries are still being accepted. Call 570-595-3100 to request entry form.
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