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donation funds screenings Pocono Alliance recently received $21,000 from AllOne Charities for its Healthy Start screening program.

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Pocono Alliance recently received $21,000 from AllOne Charities for its Healthy Start screening program. The program provides vision, hearing and developmental screenings for children 5 years and younger in Monroe County. The funding received by AllOne Charities allowed Pocono Alliance to provide 400 screenings at child care facilities, school literacy nights, kindergarten registrations and at local libraries. “The funding that we received from AllOne Charities helped us increase our reach into the community for Healthy Start screen-

ings. We are grateful for their commitment to improving the health and wellness of Monroe County’s children,” Pocono Alliance executive director Michael Tukeva said. Pocono Alliance advocates for positive and collective change and empowers people to improve their lives. Pocono Alliance programs focus on self-sufficiency, healthy living and child and family development. For more information on Pocono Alliance visit PoconoAlliance.org. The mission of the AllOne Charities is to make a real and substantive impact on the

health and welfare of the people of Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania by improving access, affordability and quality of healthcare. Visit allonefoundations.org to see all of the programs that they support across the region.

On the front page, from left: AllOne Charities executive director John W. Cosgrove, AllOne Charities secretary Paul J. Canevari and Pocono Alliance executive director Michael Tukeva. In front: Bianca Deller, from Cresco, received a vision screening in 2012 when she was 4 years old and was found to have an astigmatism.

WHAT’S HAPPENING Commission will a host bingo night on Friday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Township Park, 221 Route 715 in Brodheadsville. Doors open at 5:30. 50/50 guaranteed payout. $15 for eight boards, featuring specials, pull tabs, door prizes and refreshments Call 570-992-9733 or email bkozen@ptd.net for more information. MARCH 18 On Saturday, March 18, the Monroe County Conservation District and the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited will MARCH 16 present a three-hour introductory program The Wayne County Business and Professional Women (BPW) will sponsor a bus trip covering all the basic aspects of successful fly-fishing for trout, all geared to the beginto the Philadelphia Flower Show on Thursday, March 16. Proceeds benefit the BPW’s ning angler. Expert members of the local Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited will scholarship fund and community projects. introduce you to the sport of fly fishing. An Cost is $80 per person and includes the bus informative film, a PowerPoint presentation and entrance to the show. Reservations are and free raffle prizes are included with your mandatory and are non-refundable. Bus paid admission. The program will run from picks up at the parking lot of the Honesdale 9 a.m. to noon at the Kettle Creek EnvironMcDonalds at 7:30 a.m. and also at Ray’s mental Education Center. Admission fee is Shur Save in Waymart at 7:45 a.m. Bus $8 for non-members and $5 for members leaves Philadelphia at 5:30 p.m. and arrives back in Honesdale approximately 8:30 p.m. and kids younger than 12. All participants will receive instructional materials, includFor reservations call 570-470- 4102. ing a listing of which flies to use, as well as • The Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs presents its seventh annual Not Just Another local emergence hatch charts covering our major local streams; registration deadline is Auction, “The Luck of the Rotary,” on Friday, March 17. Thursday, March 16, 6-10 p.m. at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The auction includes For more information, call 570-629-3061 an Irish-inspired buffet dinner, entertainor visit mcconservation.org. ment, silent and live auctions and a cash bar. • Beavers, giant boulders and a bounty of Tickets are $50 and sponsorships, as well as trails await intrepid winter hikers at Bruce in-kind donation opportunities, are available Lake Natural Area, north of Promised Land for both the silent and live auctions. State Park. On Saturday, March 18, 10 to Proceeds will benefit Valor Clinic Foun11:30 a.m., a guided hike through the natural dation’s Veterans’ Unstoppable PTSD proarea and along the 47-acre Egypt Meadow gram, as well as women’s resources and the Lake will be held. Brodhead Watershed Assoclub’s other non-profit and charitable causes. ciation sponsors the grant-funded free event. Dammed by the Civilian Conservation Corps For information, tickets and sponsorship details please e-mail, notjustanotherauction@ in the 1930s, the lake accommodates many beaver lodges, and four of them are visible gmail.com or visit stroudsburgsrotary.org. along the trail. Meet at the trailhead on the • The West End Park and Open Space

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east side of Route 390, just south of Route 84. The hike is free, but registration is required by calling 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727 or emailing info@brodheadwatershed.org. MARCH 19 Boomer’s Angels Rescue & Care will hold “Bags & Barks Bingo” on Sunday, March 19, noon to 5 p.m. at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn. Luncheon at noon costs $25 extra. Doors open at 1 p.m. for bingo. Bingo 1:30-4. Admission is $35 in advance; $45 at the door. Proceeds benefit Boomer’s Angels Rescue & Care. Each winner receives a Coach Handbag. Age 18 and older only.Checks should be made payable and mailed to Boomer’s Angels Animal Rescue & Care, PO Box 144, Martins Creek, PA 18063. • On March 19, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Full Gospel Holiness Church Of God In Christ will celebrate it’s inaugural Deacon’s Day. This day will serve to honor all deacons and deaconess who serve in their congregations and are asked to be come out and be an active part in this celebration. Deacons/Deaconess attending should be prepared to participate in a “banner march” so bring your church banner if you have one. The requested attire is black and white with your badge displayed and white gloves. RSVP no later than Monday, March 13, and let Full Gospel Holiness know if your delegation will be contributing to the program. Full Gospel Holiness Church Of God In Christ is at 167 Summit Ave. in Pocono Summit and can be reached at 570-351-2596 for additional information. This event is free and the community is welcome to attend. • Our Lady of Victory Church, 327 Cherry Lane Road in Tannersville will hold a free community dinner on Sunday, March 19, 3-4 p.m. Call 570-629-4572 for reservations and more information. Please see HAPPENING, Page 7


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The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road in Covington Township, invites children ages 3 to 6 and their parents or guardians to attend Natural Wonders, a program officials say is aimed at providing children with a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world. Classes

will be held every other Thursday from March 23 to June 1 from 1-2:30 p.m. According to the center, Natural Wonders offers discovery-based learning that changes with each season. Using the natural world as a catalyst for growth and development, children will explore natural sciences, gain sensory awareness, creatively express themselves and practice using large and fine motor skills

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The Pocono Arts Council is offering two $500 scholarships for graduating seniors in music and visual art who plan to continue their art education at the college level. The scholarships are available thanks to a bequest by long-time local art supporter Suzanne Anderson. The deadline for applying is March 31. Winners will be invited to this year’s Spring for the Arts Gala on May 5 at Stroudsmoor Country Inn to receive their award. Further information

and applications are available by calling 570-476- 4460 or emailing laura@ poconoarts.org.

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Are you interested in collecting rain water for outdoor uses around the home? Whether used for watering plants, washing the car or washing windows, roof runoff collected in rain barrels provides an ample supply of naturally soft water for a variety of outdoor uses. This spring, the Monroe County Conservation District is holding a rain barrel sale on Saturday, April 22. This Pennsylvania-made rain barrel features a screened lid, brass ball valve spigot, bottom drain and overflow fittings, all installed on a repurposed barrel. Ordering deadline is Wednesday, April 12 and pickup day is Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Monroe County Earth Day, held at Monroe Campus of Northampton County Community College in Tannersville. For more information about Earth Day, visit mcearthday. org. For more information on the rain barrel, or for an order form, call 570629-3061 or visit mcconservation.org.

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Recently the Big Pocono Ski Club traveled to Elk Mountain for a beautiful day of skiing. Under blue skies and warm weather, members enjoyed what they thought were the last few days of skiing of the season. To join the club, email lillianlasher@gmail.com or call 570-629-1323.


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Calling all teddy bears a victim,” exStaffers at plained police Frailey InsurSergeant Shawn ance and FinanGoucher. “The cial Services bears help to in Stroudsburg comfort the are asking the children and public to help help to gain collect teddy their trust and bears. During confidence.” the months of “It also March through shows the May, teddy children the bears (12” or officers are less in height) there to help, can be dropped and reduces the off at their emotional stress office, 1286 N. Josephine A. Fontan, Chief of Police, Kent J. Werkheiser, Michael J. Frailey, Michele A. Fraileythrust upon Ninth St. and Miller, Sergeant Shawn Goucher and JoAnn E. LaBoy children in a the Pocono time of crisis,” Township added Kent J. Werkheiser, chief of police. Police Department, 110 Township Drive in “These bears have become so important that Tannersville. “We use these teddy bears when respond- they are part of the standard equipment that the officers carry every day.” ing to emergency situations where a child For more information, call 570-421-7447. is a victim, or affected by a loved one being

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When a high-risk infant is born at Wayne Memorial Hospital, staff will now have instant access to neonatal intensive care specialists at Lehigh Valley Hospital via advanced tele-medicine equipment, funded in part by a grant from the USDA Rural Utilities Services’ Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The audio-visual connection will allow Lehigh doctors to examine the infant in real time and assess treatment and the need, if any, for transfer. “This is a wonderful addition to our hospital and our community,” said James Pettinato, director patient care services. “In cases where a birth is predictably high risk, the mother usually delivers in a hospital with a neonatal intensive care unit on site. But many births are not predictable, and we are now in a better position to treat the baby when it’s born.” Medical conditions that might warrant use of the tele-neonatology unit include prematurity, low birth weight, intrauterine growth From left: New Beginnings clinical coordinator Janice Pettinato, Joyce Bannon, Natasha Freethy, Nancy Thompson, clinical coordina- restriction, congenital malformations (birth tor Mary Beth Dastalfo, Laura Thomas, and James Pettinato, director of patient care services. defects), sepsis, pulmonary hypoplasia and birth asphyxias. Wayne Memorial’s New Beginnings birthing suites sees about 500 births a year. Clinical coordinators Mary Beth Dastalfo and Janice Pettinato are thrilled to have the tele-neonatology. “There are very few rural community hospitals such as ours lucky enough to have this kind of resource,” said Pettinato. “We are truly thankful to Lehigh for working with us to set this up.”

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Library news At Western Pocono Community Library, (570-992-7934) 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville: • Toddler Rhythm: an interactive musical story time is being held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Come for a short story followed by musical fun. • Browse the Book Nook for “hidden gems” from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. • Free financial education workshops. NEPA Community Federal Credit Union will be on hand to present free education workshops to the public every Wednesday through April 19. Topics include: homebuying basics, investing 101, understanding annuities and auto-buying 101. All workshops begin promptly at 11 a.m. • Board games. Saturdays are game days. There is a variety of board games available for adults and children to play, in the library, every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Block party. Monday block party at 1 p.m. in the children’s department for toddlers and preschoolers. Provides children, parents and early educators the opportunity to explore block play. Benefits include open-ended play, free expression, collaboration and teamwork, and the program increases the use of fine and large motor skills. When building, children are engaging in dramatic play and increasing their language and vocabulary skills. • Saturday matinee. Every Saturday, you can enjoy a Saturday matinee at 1 p.m. in the community room. • Walking Track hours are Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather or for information about programs and services at the library, call 570-992-7934.


Around Town Community garden gets grant Middle Smithfield Township has been awarded a $2,000 grant from St. Luke’s University Health Network for the Community Gardens Park Improvements and Expansion Project. The grant was offered as part of its St. Luke’s Healthy Citizen Program, which promotes healthy lifestyles through good nutrition and community outreach using local farms and gardens. Middle Smithfield Township plans to use the funds to make improvements to its Community Gardens Park, located at 989 Coolbaugh Road. The park follows organic practices, and supplies fresh produce regularly to a local food pantry, Bushkill Outreach. Planned improvements include additional raised garden plots, a 10-footby-10-foot native plant and pollinator demonstration FROM PAGE 2

MARCH 22 Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road in Stroudsburg, will sponsor “An Evening with Geoff and Judy Mehl,” avid gardeners and conservationists on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. The Mehl’s have compiled the knowledge they have gained into three books that have been rated best sellers on Amazon. They will also have copies of their books for sale. For more information, call 570-6293061 or visit mcconservation.org. MARCH 23 The Monroe County Historical Association will host an evening with author Bibi Gaston, great grandniece of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Gaston will present her newest book, “Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters,” on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg. The presentation is free, but due to limited space, reservations are required. Light refreshments will be served. The presentation, with book signing, will be held on the second floor of the Stroud Mansion which is

not handicapped accessible. For additional information or to make a reservation, call 570-421-7703 or email at admin@monroehistorical.org. MARCH 24 The Brodhead chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its 19th annual banquet on Friday, March 24, at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Ridgecrest Facility, 231 Stroudsmoor Road, Stroudsburg. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m.; buffet dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; conservation program and raffles begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35; $20 for kids younger than 12. Email brodheadchapter@gmail.com or visit brodheadtu.org for more information. MARCH 25 Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center will hold a “Hoot Hike” on Saturday, March 25, 6:308:30 p.m. featuring a live owl talk followed by an evening hike as members of the Lehigh Wildlands Conservancy go in search of owls. The hike will be followed by a campfire and s’mores outside the historic Watres Lodge. Registration appreciated. Cost: $10; $5 for kids. Register by calling 570-6899494 or emailing info@lacawac.org. Valor Clinic Foundation will present

“Back In Time” a USO-themed dance, on Saturday, March 25, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 927, 646 Fairground Road in Gilbert. The dance will be reminiscent of the USO dances of the 1940s and period costumes are encouraged. A prize will be awarded for best costume. The dance will feature period music by Hammertime. This event is for adults, 21 and older. In addition, everyone who brings a NEW set of twin- or full-size bedsheets will be entered to win a door prize. Proceeds will benefit Paul’s House and the Valor Clinic Foundation’s Veterans’ Unstoppable PTSD program. For information and tickets, call 570-839-1108. MARCH 26 Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Route 209 in Gilbert, will hold a free Community Sunday Supper on Sunday, March 26, 3-4 p.m. For more information, call 610-681-6137. MARCH 31 Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will hold its 33rd annual Member and Friends of Conservation Dinner on Friday, March 31, at the Trout Lake Retreat outside of Bartonsville.The theme for the evening’s

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garden run by the Penn State Extension Monroe County Master Gardeners, reinforcing and protecting the apiary from local wildlife, providing gardeners with supplies such as mulch, manure and soil and planning for the next phase of expansion at the park. The Community Gardens Park is open to the public year round. Township residents, non-profit organizations and businesses may reserve up to three raised plots. Gardeners are required to attend a free organic gardening course from the Monroe County Penn State Master Gardeners, which is offered throughout the year at the Gardens and Township Building. Gardeners are also encouraged to donate part of their produce to the Bushkill Outreach Food Pantry via its “Grow a Row” program.

entertainment is “Are You Smarter Than a Kettle Creek Camper?” a game patterned after the TV show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” The game will involve actual campers from Kettle Creek, audience members. Prizes will be awarded. The evening’s schedule will feature bird watching on the outside patio beginning at 6 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, cocktails/cash bar at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $27.50 per person and $13 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 570-629-3061, or visit mcconservation.org. • Church Women United of Monroe will hold a business meeting on Friday, March 31, 1:30 p.m., at Hughes Library, Ninth and Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg. They invite representatives from area churches to join. Call 570-629-0649 for more information. APRIL 1 Effort United Methodist Church, 178 Merwinsburg Road in Effort, will hold an “outreach auction” on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. for supporting local, national and international missions. Homemade baked Please see HAPPENING, Page 15

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2016 Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4x4 Entry Price: $51,160 Price as Tested: $56,485 This week, we’re driving the Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4, so big it is listed as a special Heavy Duty vehicle by the EPA with no MPG ratings listed. Formerly known as the Dodge Ram pickup, Chrysler decided to drop the Dodge vernacular a while back and began branding the vehicle quite well thanks to the deep, manly voice of actor Sam Elliott who was hired to do the “voice overs” for its television commercials (and still does). Coupled with a strong newspaper and magazine print campaign, the resulting success has allowed Dodge and Chrysler dealers to reap solid sales numbers from the Ram, all while the “Ram Tough” ideology is branded deep into the truck consumer’s consciousness. This brings us to the American pickup market, overall. Frankly, it’s the biggest and perhaps most profitable market in the business as more full-size pickup trucks are sold every year in comparison to any other class of automobile, be it compact, mid-size or full-size. This fact comes thanks to the evolution of what a modern truck is these days, as the former “work duty” or “farm truck” pickup is long a thing of the past. Today’s modern marvel pickup is usually loaded with work duty mechanicals and then topped off with so many creature comfort amenities they mimic today’s higher-dollar luxury cars. Clearly, there’s nothing quite like an American built full size pickup. Our tester Ram Power Wagon came with a standard 6.4 liter Hemi V8 that I would think will deliver 13 city and at least 16 highway EPA fuel mileage. The hemi connects to a heavy duty six-speed automatic transmission that transfers power through a 4.10 ratio rear gear. The result is a 4x4 pickup that will light the tires up if you’re not careful yet still deliver “acceptable for its size” fuel mileage if driven in a normal manner. Every 2016 Ram Power Wagon 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 comes equipped with special off-road equipment that assures you won’t bottom out. Matter of fact, our Power Wagon sat so high I had to remember I was “way up there” when getting out. Granted,

the Power Wagon with its special exterior graphics and ultra-high stance may not be a pickup for everyone, but I’ll guarantee you’ll be noticed wherever you may roam. If some serious “work truck” performance is at hand, fret not. The 392-inch, 6.4 liter hemi delivers 410-horses and offers 429 lb. ft. of torque and can tow some pretty heavy cargo. The choice is yours as to engines, but rest assured your Power Wagon is ready to perform. Notable is the availability of a 5.7 Hemi in other 2500 series trucks along with the Cummins Diesel option, the latter a bruiser of a 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel that can tow up to 17,980 pounds and delivers 800 lb. ft. of torque. However, due to Cummings engine heavier weight, it is not offered in the off-road specific 2500 Power Wagon. As for pricing, an entry level rear drive half-ton Ram V6 1500 Tradesman starts at just $26,145 while the 4x4 Tradesman begins at $30,615. If you need more heavy duty build, set your sights on the ultimate 3500 series Ram, another popular vehicle with workers and those who need to tow some serious cargo. Options on our three-quarter-ton Power Wagon include a $1,005 Uconnect 8.4 system that includes a USB and auxiliary media connect, GPS navigation, HD radio, one year of Uconnect and SiriusXM, and five years of SiriusXM Travel Link. Also on the option list are recommended Park View rear cameras for $245, Park Sense front and rear assist program for $395, a remote start for $225 and a very nice spray in bed liner for $495. An optional 40/20/40 front bench seat package that includes fold flat floor storage, power driver seat and rear 60/40 split seats costs another $900 while a luxury group adds another $695 with some nice amenities. I feel all of these options are priced properly and your Ram dealer is ready to explain them all. The heavy duty suspension finds a beefed up five-link front coupling with a leaf spring rear setup. The result is a “bumpy road, bumpy ride; smooth road, smooth ride” experience. Also part of the standard heavy duty items are skid plates, tow hooks, trailer tow four-pin connector, trailer brake controller and even a front mounted power winch. Likes: Looks, heavy duty suspension, real off-road performance, big and brawny. Dislikes: Parking a major concern, high step in, but running boards would affect ground clearance.


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East Stroudsburg University senior Tammy Tuckey was selected as one of 17 semifinalists in the sixth annual Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) student business plan competition. Tuckey, a business management major, submitted her business, The Tiara Talk Show, a YouTube channel talk show featuring actors, composers and cast members of the Walt Disney Co. or its subsidiaries, in the competition. More than 200 students from across the Commonwealth competed. Student finalists will be selected in early March and the winners will be announced at the Business Plan Awards ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.

This is the third year that Tuckey was selected as a semifinalist in the competition. “The talk show idea came to me after noticing there were not many female-directed Disney-themed podcasts,” Tuckey said. “Winning the competition would help to expand advertising for the show.” Tuckey is graduating a year early and plans to continue The Tiara Talk Show after graduation. The business plan competition is hosted by the Pennsylvania State System of High Education and is open to the 107,000 students enrolled in the state system universities. Students compete for the chance to win three cash prizes: $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place and $2,500 for third place. The main focus of the

competition is to create an environment of business growth and entrepreneurship across the Commonwealth. Many previous student business plan winners have gone on to the launch their businesses in Pennsylvania. Since the launch of the competition in 2012, ESU student Jonathan Weber won first place and $10,000. In 2013, Thomas Rounsville won second place and $5,000 and in 2016 Blaise Delfino won first place and $10,000. In addition to Tammy Tuckey, 17 ESU students submitted ideas in the 2016-17 competition. For more information about ESU’s participation in the PASSHE business plan competition, call 570-422-7953 or email mgildea1@ esu.edu.

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East Stroudsburg University students will be traveling to Otzenhausen, Germany for a 13-day study abroad experience. From left: Matthew Deegan, Christopher Cummings, Anthony Honorowski, Daren Sealey, William Evans, Johalys Marte Reyes, James Gerrish, Nicholas Jauch, Sarah Kendl, Mackenzie Strunk and Dr. Leif Johan Eliasson.

Students at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania are taking part in a new collaborative program with West Chester University and the European Academy in Otzenhausen, Germany. Ten ESU students will attend the inaugural “European Spring Academy: Transatlantic Relations” seminar at the European Academy in Otzenhausen in March. The European Academy in Otzenhausen is a leading international center that organizes seminars on a variety of topics for universities from across the globe. “This new academic program is intended to further students’ understanding of international affairs, different cultures, global history, international economics, trade and security,” said Dr. Leif Johan Eliasson, ESU professor of political science. “We want to provide ESU and WCU students an opportunity to learn first-hand from policy makers, academics and business representatives about the world’s largest single market, the European Union and its relations with the United States.” The main seminar lectures and workshops will be conducted over 10 intense days at the

academy in Otzenhausen, Germany. In addition, the seminar also includes visits to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France; NATO headquarters and the European Council in Brussels, Belgium; European stability mechanism, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, and presentations by policy makers. Dr. Eliasson will hold a half-day workshop on transatlantic trade as part of the program. “This is an exciting opportunity for me. The academic lectures and workshops will give us a chance to gain a new perspective on things we’ve typically only thought about from an American point of view,” said Mackenzie Strunk, a junior majoring in political science. “It is going to be great be immersed in a new culture personally and academically.” ESU students attending the “European Spring Academy: Transatlantic Relations” seminar are Anthony Honorowski of Tannersville, William Evans of Mountain Top, Nicholas Jauch of Dingmans Ferry, Johalys Marte Reyes, Christopher Cummings of Effort, Matthew Deegan, Daren Sealey of Effort, Sarah Kendl of Milford, Mackenzie Strunk of East Stroudsburg and James Gerrish.


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BAKED SCALLOPS AND MUSHROOMS 2 pounds scallops 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced 1 small onion, chopped 4 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 2 cups rich milk 1/2 cup or more of broth used to cook scallops Salt (to taste) Black pepper (to taste) 1/2 cup sherry 1/2 cup buttered bread crumbs Thoroughly wash scallops and add enough water just to cover the scallops; bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Drain, reserving the liquid broth. Cool, then cut scallops in half. Sauté the mushrooms and onion in butter. Add flour and blend until smooth; add milk and scallop liquid and season with salt and pepper. Add sherry and cook slowly until thickened. Mix in scallops and turn into buttered oven dish. Cover with buttered bread crumbs and bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes. Yield: approximately 6 servings. BROILED EGGPLANT WITH MOZZARELLA 1 medium eggplant Salt (to taste) 12 ounces fresh mozzarella 1/2 recipe Garlic-Herb Marinade (recipe below) Black pepper Trim off the ends of the eggplant and peel off the skin with a vegetable peeler. From the larger end, cut four 3/4-inch thick slices. Place the slices on a sheet pan and sprinkle lightly with salt. Let the eggplant sit for 1 hour. Next, slice the mozzarella into 1/4-inch thick pieces. Leave the cheese at room temperature for the same hour. About 20 minutes before serving, preheat the broiler. Absorb excess moisture from the eggplant, and brush the slices lightly with the garlic-herb marinade. Season to taste with pepper and broil until browned on both sides and eggplant is soft, about 5 minutes per side. Remove

from the broiler and place the eggplant on a platter and surround with the slices of mozzarella cheese. Spoon the garlicherb marinade over the eggplant and cheese and serve. Yield: 4 servings. Garlic-herb marinade: 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh oregano leaves 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh thyme leaves Peeled cloves from a 1-1/2-ounce head of garlic (about 12 cloves, whole) Combine all ingredients; let marinate at room temperature for at least 3 hours before using. ONE-BOWL CHOCOLATE CAKE 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Peanut butter frosting (recipe below)

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Sift and mix together dry ingredients, cut in butter; pour milk over ingredients and mix to form a soft dough. Place dough on a floured board and knead 10-12 strokes. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to approximately 1/4-inch Preheat oven to 350°. Grease two thickness. Brush dough with melted but9-inch round cake pans. In a large bowl, ter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnacombine flour, sugar and brown sugar, mon. Roll and shape into a ring. Gently cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, slice through the dough in sections to salt, milk, butter, eggs and vanilla. Set give the ring a petal effect. Sprinkle top mixer to low speed and beat until dry with cinnamon, sugar, and pecans. Bake ingredients are moistened. Increase at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes, or until speed to high; beat 3 more minutes, evenly browned. Yield: approximately until smooth. 6-8 servings. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of layers comes out Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? Feel free to send your thoughts to clean. Cool layers in pans on wire racks helenskitchen@msn.com, and please write, for about 10 minutes. Loosen layers “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject from side of pans with a small knife, line to make sure I receive it. Thank you! and invert onto racks; let cool. Yield 12 servings. Find more recipes at Peanut butter frosting: thepoconotimes.com 1/2 cup butter, softened

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1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 package cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 to 3 tablespoons milk In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons milk. Beat until blended. Increase speed to mediumhigh; beat 2 minutes, or until fluffy, adding remaining 1 tablespoon milk as needed. To ice cake: Place 1 cake layer on cake plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with remaining layer. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting.

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by March 27. Call 570-872-9444 for more information. APRIL 12 The Monroe County Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Eastern Monroe Public Library, Route 611/N. Ninth St. in Stroudsburg. The Program will be “Beekeeping in America:

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Most cars. w/AD. Not combinable w/ any other offers. Ends 4/15/17

WE DO PENNSYLVANIA STATE INSPECTIONS!

MAVISTIRE.com BARTONSVILLE 109 Turtle Walk Lane .................570-338-6070 BRODHEADSVILLE 1949 Route 209.......................570-338-6071 MARSHALL’S CREEK 4549 Milford Rd ..................570-338-6073 MATAMORAS 115 Strand St ..................................570-338-6092 MT POCONO 2964 Route 940 .................................570-338-6072

OPEN 7 DAYS!

Monday - Wednesday, Friday 8aM-6pM, open Late on thursday 8aM-8:30pM, saturday 8aM-5pM, sunday 9aM-5pM

‡ by mail-in rebate when you purchase a set of four, select, Cooper tires. Must buy 4. Not combinable with any other offers. See store associate for details. Valid 3-1-17 – 3-31-17 § by mail-in rebate when you purchase a set of four, select, Pirelli tires. Must buy 4. Not combinable with any other offers. See store associate for details. Valid 3-10-17 – 4-24-17 * we match any local competitor’s advertised tire price within 30 days of purchase. Same brand, model, size, and construction.. Actual tread design may vary from those shown. Some items/sizes by special order only. If we are out-of-stock on an advertised item, we will issue a rain check. Purchases may be limited to normal retail quantities. Not responsible for typographical errors. See stores for warranty info. PRICES VALID W/AD ONLY.

16 THE POCONO TIMES

MARCH 15, 2017

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