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August 9, 2017

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Local resident serves in the Navy A 2014 Pocono Mountain West High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the premier naval air installation in the Pacific Northwest region. Petty officer third class Jessica Boutieller is an aviation structural mechanic serving with Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10. A Navy aviation structural mechanic is responsible for working on the frame, metalwork, brakes, tires, landing gears and all flight controls and hydraulic systems on the P-3C aircraft. “I like keeping busy,” said Boutieller. “We all work together to get the job done. Even though we work long hours, we make the best of it.” According to Navy officials, Wing 10 has continued to fly combat missions in direct support of the troops on the ground and delivered traditional maritime capabilities, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Beginning in the 1960s, the P-3C Orion, a land-based, long-range anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft, replaced the P-2V Neptune fleet. After 50 years of faithful service and the 50th anniversary of maritime patrol and reconnaissance force, the P-3C Orion is being phased out of the fleet and replaced by the P-8A Poseidon, according to Navy officials. The P-8A is a modified Boeing airframe featuring a fully connected, state-of-the-art, open architecture mission system designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare; antisurface warfare; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Navy officials explained. “Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 mans, trains, and equips P-3 and P-8 squadrons to deploy anywhere, anytime,” said Capt. Robert W. Patrick, Commodore of CPRW-10. “These forces are the nation’s first choice for broad

area maritime surveillance and rapid response around the world. This is critically important, as we are the eyes and the ears of our national defense, putting pressure on strategic locations around the world. Our sailors are the single biggest asymmetric advantage that allow us to succeed at our missions. Without our sailors’ agility and expertise, we would not be able to do what we do.” Boutieller is part of a crew striving to be the best Naval Aviation Wing in the United States, according to Navy Officials. Their mission is to safely build and maintain a team of sailors capable of conducting prompt and sustained combat operations. “This is the first command I have served with,” Boutieller said. “We look out for each other and the shop will come together to make sure the mission is accomplished.” According to Navy officials, the Navy continues to meet milestone after milestone on this world-class mission and is providing an aircraft with superior capabilities to the men and women in uniform that will have a lasting legacy promoting a global maritime strategy. “Serving in the Navy gives me a sense of belonging,” Boutieller added. “I feel like I am a part of something bigger than I would with any other job.”

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On the front page: From left, seated: Maureen Pesavento, Mother Theresa Louisa and Barbara Whitford. Standing: Sister Marie Therese, Rose Baas, Liz Yurkovic, Joan Hrycow, Rosemarie Martin and Sister Laurelliya. Also serving on the committee is Betty May, Marianne Ferrario, Mary Ann O’Boyle, Mary Lynn Sciaccia and Mary Ann Hazzouri.

town. Set up begins at 7 a.m. Spaces are the size of a vehicle parking space and are $10 each. No need to pay in advance. Vendors need to bring their own tables, chairs, tents, etc., if needed. Electricity and water are not available. There is a port-a-potty on location. Due to a Township ruling, home-based businesses and selling bulk new items are not allowed at a yard sale. The Bushkill Fire Co. auxiliary is the organizer, and this is their final sale in 2017. The auxiliary will sell AUG. 10 food, including breakfast, lunch, snacks and The Stroudsburg Aglow will meet on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Faith Alive Community drinks. For questions or to reserve spaces, Church, 10 E. Mechanic St. in Wind Gap. Re- email but a prior registration is not necessary. freshments will be served at 10. Registration AUG. 13 is $4. Fellowship begins at 10:30 a.m. The speakers will be Bruce and Snooks Bender. The American Legion Riders have their monthly meeting on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 10:30 AUG. 12 a.m. at the American Legion Post No. 927, Lacawac Sanctuary will host its second Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road in Gilbert. annual Farm to Plate Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Watres Lodge. The For more information, call 570-977-8208. dinner will feature cocktails, dinner stations, • The West End Park and Open Space live music, a silent auction and the presenta- Commission will hold a Paint in the Park tion of the sanctuary’s Lifetime Achieveevent at the Chestnuthill park, 221 Route ment Awards. Tickets are $85. For more 715 in Brodheadsville on Sunday, Aug. 13, information, visit, call 570-689- 1-4 p.m. Canvas, art supplies and professional instruction included in the $35 fee. 9494 or email Register at or • Pocono Heritage Land Trust, The Brodhead Watershed Association and Stroud call 570-730-9887. Township will hold the annual Creek 5K on • The auxiliary to VFW Post No. 2540 Saturday, Aug. 12, at the ForEvergreen Na- will sponsor the annual flea market/craft fair/ ture Preserve, Cherry Lane Road in Strouds- if you bring it, you can sell it sale at the post burg. Funds raised will to towrd transforma- home, 546 Fawn Road in East Stroudsburg. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and doors tion of the former Evergreen Golf Course will close at 4 p.m. Tables are $18, two for into the ForEvergreen Nature Preserve. Register online in advance at $25.40. The Hall is indoors and air-condiPreregistration closes Tuesday, Aug. 1. Pre- tioned. To register and reserve tables, call registration is $20 or $15 for groups of 10 or 570-476-0916 or email more. Race day registration is $25. T-shirts AUG. 13 Full Gospel Holiness Church Of God In are guaranteed to pre-registrants. Medals Christ, 167 Summit Ave. in Pocono Summit will be awarded. Race day registration bewill host its second anniversary celebration gins at 7:30 a.m. and race time is 8:45 a.m. • Vendors are needed at a community yard on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. The program’s sale to be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 (raintheme is “Releasing of God’s Glory” which date Aug. 13), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Middle will be accomplished through singing, praise Smithfield Elementary School, on Route dancing, mime ministry and so much more ! The community is encouraged to join in 209, just south of Mignosi’s Super Food-

the celebration with the Praise & Worship team. Any Soloist or Church group interested in being a part of this Anniversary, should call 570-839-8170 or via email at, attention Sister E. Thorpe, no later than Aug. 5. AUG. 14 Music on Mondays at Dansbury Depot: vendors and art begin at 6 p.m.; music at 7, rain or shine. A free will offering will be taken on behalf of the musicians. Bring a chair and your family and friends. Musician this week is Chris London. AUG. 15 The West End Park and Open Space Commission is offering free “Living Life” Kid’s Day programs this summer. The next program will be Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to noon at the Chestnuthill Township Park, 221 Route 715 in Brodheadsville, featuring a “Music with Amy” and crafts with Sherry Harding plus Healthy Snacks. Professional instructors will lead the way to eating right and being active. To register, call 570-9929733 or AUG. 16 Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center offers Josie Porter Farm Meandering “Macroinvertebrates of Cherry Creek” on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 4-6 p.m. Wear shorts and shoes you can get wet as you wade into Cherry Creek and search for the fascinating insects that live under the water and tell us about water quality. Pre-registration is suggested. Cost: $6/nonmembers, $4/EE Center or CSA members, children under 12 free. To pre-register call 570-629-3061 or visit AUG. 18 The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church, 136 W. Central Ave. in East Bangor, will hold a Used Book Sale on Friday, Aug. 18, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Remaining books will be $5 per bagful on Monday, Aug. 21, 4-8 p.m.


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have their famous scones and cookies for sale. Admission is $25 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, call 570-346-6437. Reservations can also be made by sending a check and your name and/or names in your party (tables of four or more are suggested) to Maureen Pesavento, 108 Abby Way, Scranton PA 18504. The reservation deadline is Thursday, Aug. 10.

Cards for Charity will host a benefit for the Little Sisters of the Poor Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Elmhurst Country Club, 319 Gardner Road in Moscow. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. A cash bar will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Following lunch, guests will enjoy an afternoon of card playing, mahjong and other games along with a basket raffle. The Little Sisters will also

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Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center invites submissions for its third annual amateur photo contest. Send in photos that showcase Monroe County’s finest natural resources and earn a spot in both the center’s art gallery and in the 2018 MCCD calendar. Submissions are due by Friday, Sept. 29. For official rules and to submit a photo, visit For more information, call 570-629-3061.

‘Our Land, Our Water’

Monroe County municipal leaders need accurate, complete information to make good choices for preserving land to keep drinking water safe. Providing that information is the purpose of a new partnership between Brodhead Watershed Association and Monroe County Planning Commission, with funding from the Open Space Institute. The goal is to create a leaders’ guide based on water science, with detailed maps of land that is most important to keeping water pure naturally. The “Plan for Clean Water” project team also includes representatives from Pocono Heritage Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlands Conservancy, Monroe County Conservation District, North Pocono CARE and Aquashicola-Pohopoco Watershed Association, Brodhead Creek Regional Authority, and municipalities such as Smithfield and Stroud townships. Many municipalities have funds to protect forested land and water, but need information to use those funds wisely — and to explain the “why” of their decisions to constituents. The reports, maps and data this project provides will help officials do just that. The research will pinpoint properties that would provide the most protection for water quality and quantity if they remain natural and undeveloped. The summary report, “Our Land,

Our Water,” will set out the findings of the technical studies in plain English. It will include a matrix of lands important for drinking-water protection, stream flow and quality, and groundwater recharge. Detailed maps will make clear the best land for protecting water. The work will be completed by late 2018 and delivered to county and municipal elected officials — with tailored guidance for each. Jackson, Paradise, Smithfield and other municipalities have such funds available. Some have asked for exactly this kind of information. Now, they’ll have concrete guidance for protecting citizens’ drinking water. For information about the program, visit

Bike Park in Progress

Middle Smithfield and Smithfield Townships are working on building a bike park at River’s Edge, which will be known as River’s Edge Family Bike Park. The park is located on River Road in Smithfield Township near Delaware Water Gap and is expected to open by the fall. The townships would like to thank Steve Schmidt of Cleveland Brothers of Pittston for donating a Caterpillar bulldozer for two weeks to help get the project going. The normal cost of a bulldozer is $2,800 per week, so this donation is a huge saving for the townships. The bike park will include several beginner-level hills and tracks. The park is focused on beginners and children so that the whole family can enjoy the park. The townships plan to expand the park in the future with additional features as funding becomes available. River’s Edge Park was formed under the Eastern Monroe Regional Park Commission, which also formed Mt. Nebo Park on Mt. Nebo Road. Both parks are administered jointly by Middle Smithfield and Smithfield townships. For more information, call 570-2238920 ext. 119, visit riversedgefamilybikepark, or email



Donor Pledges Matching Funds

An anonymous donor has pledged to match gifts up to $50,000 toward construction of the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, 1539 Cherry Lane Road, Stroud Township. A joint project of local non-profits Brodhead Watershed Association and Pocono Heritage Land Trust, construction on the center is expected to begin in late summer. The center will provide space at the preserve for offices, environmental education, public events, nature displays and a fly fishing exhibit. The 40-acre ForEvergreen Preserve is on the site of a former golf course and is owned by Stroud Township. The preserve is being restored to its natural state, with native plants and a demonstration rain garden. It is open to the public dawn to dusk and includes walking and running paths and access to the historic Brodhead Creek for catchand-release fly fishing. This stretch of the creek is well-known among trout enthusiasts as the birthplace of fly fishing in America. The match ends Dec. 31. For information or to donate, visit or call 570-8391120 or PHLT at 570-424-1514.

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August events at Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road in Dingmans Ferry.,, 570-828-2319. • Pocono Quilt Camp, Friday to Friday, Aug. 11-18; $70 per day/call for commuter rates. Quilters of all skill levels welcome to a week of fabric activities. Includes lodging and meals. • Pond Explorers, Saturday, Aug. 12, 1-3 p.m. $5. Collect anything else we find in collection bins for up-close study. Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy. Register early. • Naturally Beautiful Beading, Sunday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to noon; $20. Learn to identify different stones such as jasper, geodes, agate or turquoise and the process used to color enhance the stones. How to create a bracelet and earrings or a necklace to take home. • Tie-Dye Day, Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to noon. $5. A morning of tie-dyeing with a variety of colors available and help you come

up with some creative designs. Bring whatever you’d like to dye or purchase a shirt in the bookstore beforehand. • Ecozone Discovery Room, Saturday, Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m. $2 per person. Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge and dig in a fossil pit. Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment. • Frog Frolic, Sunday, Aug. 20, 1-3 p.m. $5. An afternoon at the ponds and streams. Learn about some of our frog friends as you gently catch and release these hopping amphibians. Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy. • Butterfly Walk, Sunday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to noon. $5. Learn about the wonderful world of butterflies. Join David Trently on a search through the fields and around the ponds for butterflies and dragonflies. Call early; spaces fill up fast.

The Pocono Arts Council will offer the following classes in August. Classes, unless noted otherwise, are held at the Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. Seventh St. in Stroudsburg. To register call PoconoArts at 570-476-4460 or register online on ONGOING ADULT 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. Tuition: member $75/non-member $85: senior member $55/non-member $75 • Intermediate Watercolor, Sundays 1-4 p.m. Ongoing watercolor journey and discover the flexibility of this medium. Tuition: member $100/non-member $110: senior member $90/non-member $100 AUGUST CLASSES • Drawing Workshop, Tuesdays, Aug. 15, 22, 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack confidence? This course is for you. Beginning with a simple contour, you will use line to discover a variety of shapes and forms from a still life to the human figure. The foundational and formal aspects of sketching and drawing will be demonstrated. Explore the steps in drawing from an idea to a sketch to a

completed drawing. Tuition: member $75/non-member $85: senior member $65/non-member $75. • Building a Painting, Mondays, Aug. 14, 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. In this three-week workshop, the focus will be how to “build a painting.” Composition, design, color, highlight and shadow will be explained. The basics of painting will be discussed so that you will be able to create your own masterpiece. Tuition: member $60/non-member $70: senior member $65/non-member $60. • Basic Acrylic Painting, Wednesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 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-come-firstserved 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.

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Student Ambassadors Make their Case

State Sen. John Blake recently hosted 22 high school seniors from 19 local school districts for a legislative competition at the University of Scranton as the final event of the 2017 Student Ambassador Program. The student ambassadors from schools across the 22nd Senatorial District were given an opportunity to make a presentation on a legislative or policy issue to a panel of judges that included Sen. Blake; Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas Judge Julia Munley; Dr. Jean Harris, professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies at the University of Scranton; and Kyle Mullins, legislative director for Sen. Blake. “I continue to be impressed by the quality of the students in all of our area schools,” Blake said. “The program informs my decisions in Harrisburg.” The team of Mid Valley senior Julia Betti and Carbondale Area senior Samantha Zenker were the winners of the legislative competition for their presentation on landfill regulations. The second-place presentation was given by Michael Medaugh, Pocono Mountain East. The

third highest scoring team consisted of Abington Heights senior Tyler Kusma and Scranton senior Darren Pitts. Sen. Blake awarded the three top scoring presentations scholarship assistance for their post-secondary academic pursuits. For the presentation, the student ambassadors worked in teams of two and were tasked with putting themselves in the shoes of a state senator and proposing a new law or policy of interest to them regarding transportation, education, emergency preparedness, environmental protection or human services. Each presentation was scored by the four judges on the substance of the proposal as well as on the strength of the argument. From left, front row: Lindsay Ubaldini, Samantha Zenker, Michael Medaugh of Pocono Mountain East, Noah Siriani, Connie Taylor, Sen. Blake; Madi Augustine of North Pocono, Kella Pacifico, Ali Carroll, Dominique Quaglia, Gulnara Sadowski, Jordan Ramdial of East Stroudsburg North. Second row: Ryan Kelleher, Gabriella Williams, Julia Betti, Timothy Hopkins, James McKane, Darren Pitts, Anthony Berrios and Tyler Kusma.



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Mt. Pocono Rotary makes a donation The Mt. Pocono Rotary recently donated $12,000 to Monroe County Special Olympics from funds raised at the 22nd annual Community Aviation Day Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast held Memorial Day weekend. “We were thankful for the community support and sponsorship of this year’s event, which allowed us to present a check for $12,000 to Monroe County Special Olympics. said Vern Moyer, event co-chair and Mt. Pocono Rotary past president. “Thanks to our sponsors, attendees and the hard work of the Aviation Day volunteer committee over the years, we have been able to donate thousands to worthy causes throughout the County.” The event was founded by Moyer and John Davis more than 21 years ago and allows attendees spend time at the airport, see the aircraft displays — which this year

included a Black Hawk helicopter, take helicopter and airplane rides, and find out about how to get youth involved with aviation. It has grown to be one of the Mt. Pocono Rotary’s largest annual fundraisers with more than $150,000 raised over the years. The donation from the Mt. Pocono Rotary provided support for Monroe county athletes to attend the state championships, with several athletes qualifying to compete in the national championships. “We are already planning for next year’s event,” Moyer said, “and will begin soliciting sponsors to help us continue with giving back to our community. NonRotary Club members celebrate with special Olympians. profits in Monroe County interested in From left, front row: Stacy Keeler, Vern Moyer, Kerri Manning, Gigi Rue, Frank Rue, Taraz being considered for selection for 2018 Crowley, Nicole Manning and Rotary Club president John Davis. Back row: Mark Turner, are encouraged to call (800) 321-5890. Larry Edinger, Dave Moyer, Dave Edinger Darlene Plank, Bill Mullen, Heidi Pickard and Frank Cefali.

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Blaise Delfino, an East Stroudsburg University (ESU) master’s degree candidate, earned first place in the collegiate sector of the TecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition held recently at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Other finalists in the competition represented King’s College, Marywood University and Wilkes University. Delfino’s company, Fader Plugs LLC, created first of its kind, patent-pending adjustable earplugs. The design of the earplugs allows the wearer to adjust noise levels without taking the plug out of the ear. Delfino, also a musician, believes the product will resonate with concert goers and those in the music industry. The company is located in the ESU Innovation Center/Business Accelerator. “Blaise is an outstanding innovator and entrepreneur, he’s an accomplished student, and a musician,” said Dr. Marcia G. Welsh, president of ESU. “As a student he launched Autism Speaks U, one of the largest clubs on campus. As a recording artist he charted on the iTunes Top 100 pop charts. He’s stayed true to all of his passions while starting his


business. What he has achieved with Fader Plugs is just the beginning for young man and his business. Blaise truly is a Warrior entrepreneur.” The TecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition prize includes $100,000 of in-kind business services and $10,000 in cash. In 2016 Delfino won the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Student Business Plan Competition, which included a $10,000 cash prize. The money he won has helped develop the product and will be used to conduct pilot studies. “Team Fader put in a lot of time, energy, and effort into the competition deliverables,” Delfino said. “Winning the TecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition is a testament to our ability to work as a team, our viability as a company, and affirmation regarding market penetration.” Delfino earned a Bachelor of Science in speech-language pathology from ESU in 2014. He graduated with a Master of Science in communication sciences and disorders last month and served as the graduate student From left: Kyle Fortner, Blaise Delfino and Pete Theodoropolus. speaker at the ceremony.

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FRUIT COCKTAIL SOUP 1 (12-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 1-1/2 cups sugar 1 cinnamon stick (2-inches) 6 whole cloves 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 2 bananas, sliced 2 cups green grapes, halved In a large saucepan mix orange juice with water according to package directions. Remove 1/2 cup juice; set aside. Add sugar, cinnamon stick and cloves to saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Blend cornstarch and reserved orange juice to form a smooth paste; stir into pan. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Pour into a large bowl; cover and chill. Just before serving, remove cinnamon stick and cloves; stir in the strawberries, bananas and halved grapes. Yield: 8 to 10 servings, a great summer cooler. VINEGAR “POTATO CHIPS” 12 redskin potatoes, scrubbed and thinly sliced White wine vinegar 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 stick butter, melted Preheat oven to 375º. Cover and soak potato slices in a good quality white wine vinegar combined with salt for 1 hour. Drain and toss with melted butter. Arrange potato slices in a single layer on baking sheets. Bake 45 minutes or until crisp. Drain. Yield: approximately 8 servings. DILLED ZUCCHINI 3 pounds zucchini, cubed 1 large onion, chopped 6 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons flour 1/2 cup sour cream 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoons sugar Salt to taste 1-1/2 tablespoons dill weed Cook zucchini in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water until tender. Sauté onion in butter in large frying pan. Mix in flour and sour cream. Add lemon juice, sugar and


SPAGHETTI CARBONARA 1 pound spaghetti 1/2 pound bacon 5 large eggs 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup milk ZUCCHINI RELISH 1 cup frozen peas 5 tablespoons salt 1/2 teaspoon salt 10 cups finely chopped zucchini 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 medium onions, chopped In a large soup pot, bring water to boil and 2-3/4 cups vinegar cook pasta according to package directions. 2-3/4 cups sugar While the pasta is cooking, cook bacon in a 1 teaspoon nutmeg frying pan until crispy. Remove bacon from 1 teaspoon dry mustard pan and blot grease with paper towels. Pour 2 teaspoons celery seed out grease from the frying pan and add peas 1/2 teaspoon black pepper to pan and cook until warm. Transfer to me1 teaspoon turmeric dium bowl. Roughly chop bacon and add to 1 red pepper, chopped bowl. Next, add eggs, cheese, salt, milk, and 1 green pepper, chopped Sprinkle salt over zucchini and onions. Let pepper to the bowl and mix until fully incorporated. When pasta is cooked, set aside stand overnight. The next day, thoroughly 1/2 to 3/4 cup pasta water and drain (leaving rinse zucchini and onions with cold water. Drain well. Bring zucchini, onions, vinegar, pasta wet). Add pasta back to pot and pour sugar, nutmeg, mustard, celery seed, pepper, egg mixture over hot pasta. Quickly toss well to avoid curdling, adding pasta water turmeric and peppers to a boil. Cook 20 minutes. Fill clean, hot jars to within ½ inch until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepfrom top of the jar. Put lids on, twist on top. per to taste. Yield: 4 servings. Cover jars with 1 inch of water. Bring water CHICKEN POT PIE PUFFS to a boil. Boil 5 minutes. Remove jars and 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed set upright to cool on a wire rack. Check jars 1 cup diced cooked chicken to be sure they have sealed before storing in 1 can (10-3/4-ounce) condensed cream of a cool, dry place. Yield: 5 to 6 pints. chicken soup 1 can (16.3-ounce) refrigerated biscuits HOMEMADE SUBMARINE SANDWICH Cheddar cheese, shredded (Great for kids and adults.) Cooking spray 1/4 cup Italian vinaigrette Preheat oven to 375º. In medium bowl, 1 long crusty loaf (about 16 inches) French or Italian bread combine vegetables, chicken and soup; mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise well. Lightly spray an 8-cup muffin pan with 2 small ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced cooking spray. Remove biscuits carefully 4 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced from container. Form each biscuit into a 5-1/2-inch round shape, and place 1 round in 6 ounces Italian salami, thinly sliced each of 8 greased regular-size muffin cups. 3 ounces cheddar cheese, thinly sliced Firmly press in bottom and up side, form6 ounces boiled ham, thinly sliced ing 3/4-inch rim. Spoon a generous 1/3 cup 4 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced 12 slices dill pickles chicken mixture into each. Pull edges of 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce dough over filling toward center; pleat and 12 small sweet pickled peppers, sliced pinch dough gently to hold in place. Bake for 15 minutes; add shredded Cheddar cheese Slice loaf of bread in half lengthwise over each puff. Bake for an additional 5 minand spread both cut sides with mayonnaise. Layer bottom half of loaf with tomato slices, utes or until biscuits are golden brown. Cool prosciutto, salami, Cheddar, ham, provolone, 1 minute; remove from pan. Yield: 8 servings. and pickles. Top with lettuce and pickled peppers. Spoon vinaigrette over the filling SAUCY SALMON BALLS and cover with top half. Press down firmly. Olive oil Yield: 3 to 4 servings. 2 green onions, minced salt. Stir until blended. Stir in dill weed and steamed zucchini. Pour into buttered casserole dish. Cover and bake at 325º for 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

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1 (15-1/2-ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked 1 cup dried bread crumbs 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 egg 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream Black pepper Dill weed 1 cup water 1 chicken-flavor bouillon cube or packet Fresh parsley sprigs for garnish In 10-inch skillet over medium heat, cook green onions in hot oil until tender. Transfer onions to large bowl; add salmon, bread crumbs, lemon juice, egg, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon dill weed. Mix; shape into balls. In skillet, over medium-high heat in 2 tablespoons hot oil, cook salmon balls until browned; transfer to bowl. Drain oil from skillet; add water, bouillon and salmon balls. Heat to boiling; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in remaining sour cream, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon dill weed; heat. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Yield: 5 main-dish servings. DREAMY CHOCOLATE LOAF CAKE (Requested by one of our readers.) 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 stick butter 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt Mix together and hollow out flour, sugar and cocoa. Add remaining ingredients into the hollow, making sure not to “cook” the egg with the boiling water. Stir by hand or mix with beaters until mixed and thoroughly blended. Pour into lightly greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350º for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Yield: 8 servings. Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? Feel free to send your thoughts to, and please write, “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject line to make sure I receive it. Thank you!

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are off-dry to sweet and clearly channel their moscato parentage. Others torrontés are more refined and come off tasting very much like a dry riesling, with all the food pairing flexibility that goes with that style. The refreshing white wine market is very crowded. Torrontés has no significant plantings or name recognition outside Argentina. Still, torrontés’ value and quality mean that you can almost always find a few. A white wine such as torrontés does not benefit from aging — at all. It is easy to accidentally pick up one with three or more years on it (as I did) when I saw one at a good price. While I think of torrontés as a leisurely wine, some stand above and show the real potential of the grape. One of these is Zuccardi Serie A 2015 Salta Torrontés, with freshness and floral smell and flavors of banana and passionfruit — a balanced wine with an acidity that invites food such a brunch fare and seafood. This wine is closer to a dry Gewürztraminer than a moscato. $14. HHHH 1/2. Zuccardi makes a Mendoza torrontés that is even more widely available in Pennsylvania and just $10. I have not tried this one but generally, Zuccardi is a reliable brand. The floral, fruity Alamos 2015 Salta Torrontés is a typical quality torrontés, with aromas that jump out of the glass and vibrant melon and peach characters, lifted by just the right amount of sweetness, offset by a crisp finish. This is an excellent introduction to the variety. $11. HHHH 1/2. Etcetera 2014 Valle de Uco Torrontés is orangey with a hint of sweetness and a flavor of Clementine pith and a slightly bitter touch in the finish. $8. HHH 1/2. La Yunta 2013 Famatina Valley Torrontés offers a cautionary tale. The wine shows some aged character and some nuttiness. A 2013 is just too old for fresh, young wine like torrontés. Remember that in the southern hemisphere, the harvest is in the fall, so the vintage is actually about half-a-year older than those from the northern hemisphere. $7. HHH. GRADE:Exceptional ExceptionalHHHHH, HHHHH, GRADE: Above average Above average HHHH, HHH, HHHH, Good HHH, BelowGood average HH, Poor H. Below average HH, Poor H.


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head Watershed Association hosts a guided hike through the former golf course on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10 a,m. It is a hike of about two miles. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 570-839-1120 or 570-6292727; email • Wooddale United Methodist Church, 100 Barren Road in East Stroudsburg, will hold a chicken dinner and bake sale on Saturday, Aug. 19 (rain or shine). First seating is at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10; $5 for kids 5-12, Kids younger than 5 admitted free. Served family style. For information, call 570-424-7490. AUG. 20 Our Lady of Victory Church, 327 Cherry Lane Road in Tannersville, will hold a free community dinner on Sunday, Aug. 20, 3-4

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