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Special number winS at fundraiSer Recently during the fifth annual Paint the Mountain Pink event, Loreen Peknic purchased the grand prize ticket and won the Nidecker “Score” snowboard.

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

an underrated wine Wine columnist Dave Falcheck discusses chenin blanc. page 5

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

Special gueSt Speaker Rob Shane, Trout Unlimited’s midAtlantic organizer, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Brodhead Chapter Trout Unlimited. page 10

behind the wheel This week, automotive columnist Greg Zyla test drives the 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite. page 4

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Lacawac Sanctuary awards grants

Lacawac Sanctuary recently awarded two grants to scientists conducting research at Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station. The Robert Estabrook Moeller Memorial awards were presented to Dr. Elise Heiss, King’s College and Rachel Pilla, Miami University of Ohio. Heiss, a chemistry professor at King’s College, has been awarded a $2,000 grant for her research on nitrogen cycling in Lake Lacawac: investigating environmental controls on water column nitrification. Pilla, a Ph.D student has also been awarded a $2,000 grant for her research titled: Mapping the Metabolic Landscape for Threatened Zooplankton Taxa in Lakes. Dr. Robert E. Moeller, a longtime friend and supporter of the Lacawac Sanctuary passed away in 2011 at the age of 62. He was a limnologist, a researcher who studied the structure and function of lakes and the organisms that live in them. He was happy to help students and colleagues with their research. Moeller established an endowed dr. elise heiss, king’s

fund which will support Robert Estabrook Moeller Research Fellow awards to college and university students and faculty to do limnological research on Lake Lacawac and other Pocono region lakes. Lacawac Sanctuary is a biological field station and environmental education center located on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack. The station has been conducting scientific research and educating the public since 1966. More information on Lacawac can be found at lacawac.org.

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Recently during the fifth annual Paint the Mountain Pink event, hosted by Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Loreen Peknic purchased the grand prize ticket and won the Nidecker “Score” snowboard. “When I purchased the ticket I requested number 444. My Mom’s birthday was 4-4-44. My Mom passed away five years ago of leukemia at age 68. I

purchased the raffle ticket specifically for the snowboard to help fight cancer and as a gift for my son’s birthday that had just passed. After purchasing the ticket, I told him he was going to win because it was a birthday gift from his Grandma,” stated Peknic. A total of $1,900 was raised during the breast cancer awareness event and

donated to the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund/LVHN-Pocono Foundation. For more information, visit hopeforstrength.com.

lacawac.org/public-programs.html. MARCH 11 The American Legion Riders will meet on Sunday, March 11, 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 or everett. shaver@yahoo.com. Visit ampost927.org and find them on Facebook. • The Auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono will host a Spring Sip n’ Paint Party on Sunday, March 11. It will be held at the Renegade Winery, 600 Main St. in Stroudsburg, at 3 p.m. Cost per ticket is $50. Your ticket includes canvas, appetizers and one glass of wine. This event is being hosted by The Renegade Winery, Bloom Creative Studio and Metz Culinary Management. All proceeds will help directly fund a Mobile Mammography Unit, one of the many resources sponsored in part by the auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono Women and Children’s Endowment Fund. Tickets available online at Facebook.com/LVHNPAuxiliary/shop For more information, call 570-872- 6655 or email SCNThoms@ GMail.com. MARCH 13 The Pocono Garden Club meets on Tuesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. at the Monroe County Conservation District, located at 8050 Running Valley Road in Bartonsville. The guest speaker will be Nicole Chinnici, director of the Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. She will discuss “Lyme Disease in Pennsylvania.” Participation is encouraged in the monthly design titled “Vernal Equinox.” The Ikebana simple design should be crafted from fresh materials representing Earth, Man and Sky in spring tones. No accessory permitted. The horticulture entry would be a forced flowering branch, such as forsythia, quince or cherry, not to exceed 24 inches. One stem should be presented in a clear container sized proportionately. The houseplant entry would be a fancy leaf begonia. Bring in your entries 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

Everyone interested in gardening is welcome. For more information call 570-8949639 or email lucyauger@ymail.com. You may also visit the Pocono Garden Club on Facebook. MARCH 14 Brodhead Chapter Trout Unlimited will hold its general meeting on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road in Stroudsburg Guest speaker will be Rob Shane, Trout Unlimited’s Mid-Atlantic Organizer, who will be talking about TU’s initiatives in the region. Admission is free and the meeting is open to the public. • The Monroe County Garden Club will meet on Wednesday March 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Eastern Monroe Public Library, Route 611 and N. Ninth St. in Stroudsburg. The program will be “Tea, aka Camelia Sinensis,” presented by Maureen Aronson. The design theme: “The Enchanted Garden,” a whimsical spring dish design, accessories and underlay optional. Horticulture theme: flowering forced branch, Meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch, followed by program. Everyone interested in gardening is welcome to attend. Admission is $5 for non-members (applied to your membership). Luncheon included. For more information, call 570-350-8069 or rteets@ptd.net. Visit our website, monroecountygardenclub.com and find them on Facebook. MARCH 17 Dinner and a movie on Saturday, March 17, at McMichaels UMC, 104 White Church Road in McMichaels. Dinner is 3-5 p.m. and consists of chicken tenders, green beans, beverages and dessert for $8; $4 for kids age 12 and younger. Stay for the movie “Hitch” beginning at 6 p.m. Call 570-629-1136 and leave a message. • Brodhead Watershed Association will host a hike to the headwaters of Cherry Creek on Saturday, March 17. A kiosk with

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A grief recovery support group for people grieving the death of a family member or friend will be held every Friday, 7-8:30 p.m. for 13 weeks starting on March 9, and ending on June 1 at First Baptist Church of East Stroudsburg, 160 N. Courtland St. in East Stroudsburg. Come and find a friendly and caring group of people who will walk along side of you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Call 570-421-7662 or email office@fbces.org.

LCEEC Activities

The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Centers (LCEEC), 93 MacKenzie Road in Covington Township will hold the following events in March: LCEEC Beekeepers Club, Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new-bee, are interested in beekeeping or would simply like to learn more about the honey bee, this group is for you. The primary goals of the group are to promote honey bee colony wellness, share best practices and experiences in beekeeping and discuss the production of honey and other apiary products. Call 570-842-1506. Home & Business Solar Discovery, Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Have you ever thought about adding solar panels to your home or business? Join Sustainable Energy Management System’s Co-founder, Noel Segui to answer your solar energy questions. Topics will include different types of solar energy technology, the value of solar energy, net metering, permits & inspections, incentives and grants and financing options. Bring a recent PPL electric bill to get a solar estimate after the program. Geared toward adults. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 570-842-1506.

Early Explorers Series for ages 3-6, Monday, March 26 to June 4, 1-2:30 p.m. Early Explorers is a program series that offers discoverybased learning about the natural world through stories, art and outdoor explorations. Topics change seasonally and weekly. This spring, topics include inside an egg, super seeds, amphibians, animal mothers, birds, and gardening. The cost is $40 for a series of six classes or $8 for individual classes. Classes run every other Monday. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 570-842-1506.

Eldred Township Events

Upcoming programs and events at Eldred Township Community Center, 516 Kunkletown Road: • Adult recess, Tuesdays and Thursdays in March.6-8pm. Pickleball and other fun and free adult games and activities. • Schereschnitte class, Thursday, March 29, 1-3 p.m. limited spaces available. See contact info below to register. • Acoustic jam sessions with Carey and friends, Mondays at noon. Bring your instrument or just come listen. • Quilters group, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn and create beautiful projects for charity. • Children’s reading, Saturday, March 10 and 24, 9 a.m. to noon, drop in and enjoy story time. • Thrift store open Wednesdays Through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations accepted any open hours except food pantry Saturdays (first and third Saturdays). For further information, call 610-381-4252 ext 2.

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Art As Spirituality

The Pocono Arts Council will present the Art as Spirituality Exhibition in the ARTSPACE Gallery, through March 24. Art as Spirituality is an opportunity for artists to express their personal and/or universal understanding of spirituality. The show is open to all media and artists — students, amateurs and professionals. Artists of all ages are encouraged to use their art to explore, express and share their spirituality. The artists’ reception and awards presentation, including cash prizes, will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2-4 p.m. For further information, visit poconoarts.org, email info@poconoarts.org or call 570476-4460.

Blood Drives

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products. Make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The drives are Friday, March 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, 206 E. Brown St. in East Stroudsburg and Thursday, March 15, noon to 4 p.m. at Gray Chevrolet, 1245 N. Ninth St. in Stroudsburg.

Fly Fishing Summer Camp

Registration is now open for the Keystone/TUTeens Conservation Camp in LaPlume for teens 14-18, sponsored by Trout Unlimited and Keystone College, June 17-23. Learn the art and the science of fly fishing and conservation. This is a one-week stay-over camp on the campus of Keystone College. Fee is $400 with financial aid available. Register at flyfishingsummercamp.com or for more information call 570-954-5042 or email ffnepa@epix.net.

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Odyssey Elite: quality family transporter 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite Entry Price: $29,990 Price as Tested: $47,610 This week’s we’re driving the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, with seven or eight passenger seating starting an entry of just $29,990 for the base LX model. For 2018, it’s now in its fifth generation with all-new features, powerful V6 engine. Major changes are many. Important new features include a new trail-arm suspension, first-ever Honda passenger and driver-knee airbags, more quiet cabin, top passenger and cargo space, wider rear tailgate that allows 4-foot-by-8-foot sheet placement with seats removed/ down, 4G WiFi, more powerful engine and a new 10-speed automatic transmission. If you start with the “entry” Odyssey LX, you’ll receive most all of the modern-day safety equipment, air conditioning, ABS brakes, rear camera, power controls everywhere, some hightech features and driving aids that control stopping and traction. Those who desire a quality family transporter need to take notice. Now if you move up one notch to the EX model at $33,860, (which I highly recommend), Honda really ups the ante with a bevy of higher-tech safety features and amenities unavailable on LE. The Odyssey models then move up progressively with more features ala EX-L at $37,360, Touring at $44,510 and then our top line tester Elite which comes in at $45,670. Add the $940 delivery, and you end up at our Odyssey’s $47,610 final retail tally. (Check your dealer for any incentives.) Built in Lincoln, Alabama, everything Honda charges extra for on the lower-level models comes standard on the Elite, including a top-tier driver safety system that not only lets you know when to brake when necessary, the forward collision mitigation will actually help stop your Odyssey in a tough situation. I highly recommend an Elite Odyssey if you can afford it as the Honda Safety Sensing package also adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings, lane keep-assist and road-departure mitigation. Outwardly, the new Odyssey is a great looking minivan that adheres to Honda’s “Lighting Bolt” design philosophy. Complimenting the new outward dynamic lines is the interior, which is very passenger-friendly with special Easy B-Slide second row seats that make third-row access non-cumbersome. A new infotainment system and electrical platform is just another of this minivan’s complete upgrade that includes all of today’s top Bluetooth and Smartphone bells and whistles. Perhaps Odyssey’s top feature is

driving manners, be it on the freeway or country road. All Odysseys come with a powerful 3.5-liter V6 producing 280-horsepower, and 262 lb. ft. of torque. Expect 19-mpg city and 28-mpg highway as a new generation 10-speed automatic overdrive transmission (yes, a 10 speed) is now standard in the Touring and Elite line. How important is the 10-speed? Well, the last Honda Odyssey we drove came with a 248-horsepower 3.5-V6 and a sixspeed automatic, and it delivered the same 19 city and 28 highway numbers. Presto to today, and you have an additional 32 horsepower under your right foot as Odyssey 2018 generates the same fuel mileage numbers. This powertrain is very peppy and when you mat the throttle to pass or merge, it sounds like a Honda race inspired V6 thanks to its throaty sound. Underneath, the new suspension coupled to great traction, high quality 19-inch Bridgestone Turanza tires on machine alloy wheels make this Odyssey a fun van to drive that looks just as good. The LE, EX and EX-L models rely on a ninespeed automatic, with identical EPA ratings. The main nine-speed difference results in a 500 less lb. tow capacity. Our Elite model came standard with the top line 11-speaker, surround sound stereo with rear-seat entertainment movie system that can impress even the most finicky of entertainment fans. The BluRay DVD movie system with wireless headsets, available for the rear passengers, is outstanding and a nice option when traveling with the children. The navigation is a Garmin design that works well with voice recognition amongst its top features. I’d love to talk about the leather interior a bit more, but I’ll leave that and the other 50 Odyssey Elite features to your dealer as the sales associates are waiting to explain them all in detail. Important numbers include a wheelbase of 118.1, 4,593 lb. curb weight, 3,500 lb. tow capacity (3,000 lb. capacity with nine-speed automatic), from 32.8 to a massive 155.7 cu ft. of cargo space, 39.6 ft. turn capacity and a 19.5-gallon fuel tank. Safety ratings from government crash testing also come in at Five Stars. Overall, there’s lots to cheer about with this new Honda Odyssey minivan as it offers everything that is good in a modern minivan and then some. From the new roomy interior for seven or eight passengers to the magic slide second row and 60/40 fold down third row seat, it’s the best minivan I’ve driven this year. Likes: New design, great interior, expansive cargo, power, fuel economy. Dislikes: For maximum cargo, you have to remove the second row seats. (Greg Zyla is a syndicated auto columnist.)


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“KAIdOKU”

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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 Jokers”--and the ones seen with them.

Across 1 ___ Lama (Tibetan leader) 6 Some football linemen, briefly 9 “The Destroyer,” in Hinduism 13 Oak-to-be 14 Slip up 15 McGregor in a hyped 2017 boxing match 16 “Super Freak” singer 18 The Mad Hatter’s guest 19 Commotion 20 Roths, for short? (abbr.) 21 “King Lear” daughter 22 Tree with an extract that purportedly helps memory 25 Sea of ___ (Biblical location) 28 Word before bump or boom 29 It’s a sign 30 Actor Benicio del ___ of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” 31 Daily ___ (political blog since 2002) 34 Worth a “meh” response 39 D&D game runners, for short 40 Quicker than quick 41 Participate in a poll 42 Letters over 0 on older touchtones 43 Stretchy shirt of sorts 46 He was assassinated on the Ides of March 50 ___ to arms 51 Winter ride 52 Diddley and Derek, for two 55 Bete ___ (nemesis) 56 Jokers, usually (or what the circled letters represent) 58 Not yet burning 59 Gator or Power follower

60 Constellation with a “belt” 61 Catch on clothing 62 “___ Kommissar” (1983 pop hit) 63 Jury members Down 1 Irish comedian ___ Ó Briain 2 Hydrochloric ___ 3 In ___ parentis (legal doctrine) 4 Boat with a pair of bears 5 Monopoly board words near “Just visiting” 6 2011’s “Arthur,” e.g. 7 Duane Allman’s brother 8 Near-grads, for short 9 Without help 10 “The Princess Bride” character ___ Montoya 11 Word knowledge, briefly 12 Scene of action 15 Arctic herd 17 Actress Hathaway of “The Princess Diaries” 22 “I Just Wanna Stop” singer ___ Vannelli 23 Wind section member 24 Surname of two brothers behind a root beer brand 25 Beyond passable 26 Radio band letters 27 Microscope piece 30 Cough syrup amt. 31 Shape of a pretzel (but not a pretzel stick) 32 Septa- plus one 33 Dissipate slowly 35 Juliet’s surname 36 Medical suffixes

37 Drug bust participant 38 At any point 42 Offshore drilling structure 43 Half of a headliner at the Rio in Las Vegas 44 Like cheaper textbooks 45 The rougher interrogator, in procedurals 46 Roman god with two faces 47 Home of the Huskies, for short 48 Boxer Ali 49 Stage whisper, perhaps 52 Cheese that goes with red wine 53 Quality of some cheeses 54 Some bank acct. data 56 Stack of cash 57 “___ you for real?”

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Trout Unlimited meeting Rob Shane (pictured), Trout Unlimited’s mid-Atlantic organizer, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Brodhead Chapter Trout Unlimited, which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road in Stroudsburg. He will be talking about TU’s initiatives in the region. Primarily, the focuses of his team in the past year have been the Unassessed Waters Initiative, the Clean Water Rule and threats to wild trout from energy and other forms of development. Also, Shane will talk a little bit about ways the chapter can engage in advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal levels. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Shane has spent much of his life fishing for steelhead and trout in Pennsylvania and has deep ties to the resources of the Keystone State. Admission is free.

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927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road in Gilbert, will hold its annual blessing of the bikes on Sunday, April 8, at noon. The service will be performed by Bishop James Mills. 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 570476-1269, 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. Republican-minded 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 570629-1323. • 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 Hampton Inn in Bartonsville. For more information or to attend a meeting contact Yvonne L. Reitemeyer 570-4217447 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. • 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

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