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Gifts for the homless A local hospital recently donated wnter clothing and other items to the VALOR Clinic Foundation.

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around toWn Keep up with the latest happenings in our area. page 4

from helen’s kitchen Try some of these tasty recipes, including cottage cheese pancakes. page 12

esu Graduates A total of 458 students received degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. page 11

puZZle fun Crossword & sudoku puzzles. page 13

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Sandi Korshnak, a four-year breast cancer survivor from Moscow, recently partnered with the Cancer Institute to create the design for the organization’s annual holiday card. The photograph was taken in Roaring Brook Township. Each year, the Cancer Institute invites a local cancer survivor to submit artwork for the cover of a holiday card sent to over 700 individuals and organizations. Sandi Korshnak has been in the photography business for over a decade. She was a former partner of Your Pixel Perfect until she recently started her own business, Sandi K Photos. She is president of Girl’s Night Out and lives in Moscow with her husband, two children and three dogs. To honor her artistic donation, the Cancer Institute recently presented Sandi Korshnak with a recognition plaque highlighting her photo.

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What’s happeninG Events and activities throughout the Poconos. page 2

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from left: karen m. saunders, president of the northeast regional cancer institute; sandi korshnak, holiday card artist and owner of sandi k photos and amanda e. marchegiani, community relations coordinator at the northeast regional cancer institute.


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While the holidays have officially come to an end, the spirit of giving has not at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono as they donate close to 1,000 gifts to the VALOR Clinic Foundation of Brodheadsville. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono donated 100 winter gloves, more than 500 laminated placemats for dining ware, more than 30 sweatshirts, more than 200 drawstring bags and an assortment of general first-aid supplies to the VALOR Clinic Foundation. “This time of year these hoodies and gloves in particular are going to go a long way in helping those of the Poconos survive the brutal elements of the winter,” said Mark Baylis,

co-founder of Valor Clinic Foundation. Co-founded in 2008 by Baylis and Tony Cross, VALOR Clinic was developed as an organization that helps other veterans navigate through the process of recovering and rebuilding. The VALOR Clinic currently houses and provides services for 10 guests. In addition, VALOR sometimes serves more than 80 homeless attendees, of which 20 percent are veterans, at their “stand-down” locations providing food and resources. Baylis and his team of volunteers have been reaching out to provide veterans shelter, food and supplies, which will provide direct relief. These donations are a reflection

of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono’s longstanding commitment to homeless initiatives throughout the community from donations to the Street2Feet Day Center of Stroudsburg to the funding of bus passes through the Monroe County Transit Authority which has enabled homeless the ability to become employed.

container with a lid, preferably with a wide opening (big enough for your hand). Feel free to bring your own moss (there will also be several types on hand to choose from), natural objects, and a miniature figurine if you’d like to add some unique character to your take-home terrarium. Supplies are limited so please pre-register by Wednesday, Jan. 18. Cost: $15/non-members, $12 ee center members. (Glass containers can be provided at an additional cost of $8, let them know if you’ll need one.) For more information, call 570-629-3061 or visit mcconservation.org. JAN. 20 The West End Park and Open Space Commission will host a bingo night at the Chestnuthill Township Park, 221 Route 715 in Brodheadsville on Friday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 50/50 guaranteed payout. Admission is $15 (eight boards). There will be specials, pull tabs, door prizes and refreshments Call 570-9929733 or email bkozen@ptd.net. JAN. 21 The Wayne Memorial Hospital auxiliary will its 76th annual Mistletoe Ball on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Silver Birches in Tafton. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and dancing to the live music of the Groove Train Band. Proceeds will benefit the hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation unit. The theme of the ball is “You Gotta Have Heart.” The event will include donated raffle prizes from overnight stays to jewelry, wine and more. The cash bar cocktail hour starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and live music at 8 p.m. Tickets are $85. Call 570-226-9750 for more information or to make reservations. JAN. 22 Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Route

209 in Gilbert, will hold a free community supper Sunday, Jan 22, 3-4 p.m. JAN. 28 The Brodhead Watershed Association will sponsor a wintry hike of 2.2 miles on Saturday, Jan. 28, 1-2:30 p.m. Meet at Thomas Darling Preserve trailhead off Route 115 in Blakeslee. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 570 839-1120 or 570 6292727; email info@brodheadwatershed.org.

On the front page, from left: Geoffrey M. Roche, director of Public Affairs at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono; Mark Baylis, cofounder of VALOR Clinic Foundation; and Kristi Whitby, public affairs coordinator at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono.

WHAT’S HAPPENING To have your school, church or nonprofit social event in “What’s Happening,” email: poconotimes@timesshamrock.com. Exact dates must be listed. NO EVENTS TAKEN BY PHONE. EVENTS ARE PRINTED ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS. Deadline — noon on Friday for the next Wednesday publication. All phone numbers are in the 570 area code unless otherwise indicated. No faxes or hand-written submissions will be accepted. JAN. 13 The Pleasant Valley National Honor Society will hold a talent show on Friday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Pleasant Valley auditorium. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens and students. JAN. 14 Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Route 209 in Gilbert, will hold a free community breakfast Saturday, Jan. 14, 8-10 a.m. • Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will hold a “discovery hike” exploration of the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, Jan. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. investigating all the natural world has to offer in the so-called “dead of winter. Cost: $6/nonmember, $4/children under 12. Ee center members free. For more information, call 570-629-3061 or visit mcconservation.org. JAN. 15 Our Lady of Victory Church, 327 Cherry Lane Road in Tannersville, will hold a free community dinner Sunday, Jan. 15, 3-4 p.m. Call 570-629-4572 for reservations and more information. JAN. 18 Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will hold a DIY moss terrarium workshop on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. to build your own moss terrarium. Bring a clear glass

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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. Republicanminded citizens are encouraged to attend. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. For those wishing to eat prior to the meeting, arrive by 6 p.m. For additional information and directions, visit westendgop.com or call 443-326-5100. • Big Pocono Ski Club: not just for skiers. Biking, golf, kayaking, hiking, tennis, social events, local skiing and ski trips is what we do. You can too, when you become a member by emailing llasher@ptd.net or calling 570-629-1323. • 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.

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Around Town Polar Plunge for Animals

The Animal Welfare Society of Monroe (AWSOM) invites the community to Go Jump in a Lake on Saturday Jan. 28, at Memorytown USA, 432 Grange Road in Mount Pocono. Registration begins at noon with participants taking the plunge at 2 p.m. Hot lunch and beverages to be served inside following the jump and are included with registration. Registration fee is $40 per person, or free for participants who raise $100 or more in support of the AWSOM shelter. Jumpers must register on-site and wear shoes in the water. Volunteers from Northeast Search and Rescue will be on hand to safeguard the activities. Spectators can purchase hot lunch and beverages for just $10 per person.

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The Monroe County Conservation District and members of the Stanley Becker family are now accepting applications for the 10th annual Stanley Becker Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior in Monroe County who is planning on attending college and ma-

joring in an environmental field. The recipient will be presented the $500 scholarship at our annual dinner on Friday, March 31. To receive an application or for more information, contact 570629-3061 before March 10. Visit mcconservation.org for more information.

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The Stroudsburg Area School District is now registering students for the 2017-18 kindergarten class. If you live within the Stroudsburg Area School District and have a child that will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, contact your neighborhood elementary school to register him/her for kindergarten. Required information and documents are available online at sburg.org.

New TVs donated by Santa’s elves Two of Santa’s elves showed up at Wayne Memorial Hospital recently bearing “smart” TV sets. Judy Reese and Florence Sadauskas, donated the TV sets on behalf of their non-profit group, the Scranton Telecom Pioneers. An organization of roughly 400 retired telecommunications employees, the Telecom Pioneers routinely collect “wish lists” from charitable groups and try their best to fulfill them through monetary donations from members, raffles and other events. In addition to the TV sets, which will be installed in family waiting rooms on two patient floors at the hospital, the Telecom Pioneers make “ouch” pillows for patients at Wayne Memorial to help ease any discomfort they might have. Both James Pettinato, director Patient Care Services, and John Conte, director Facility Services, thanked the ladies and the Telecom Pioneers.

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Memorytown USA boasts a gorgeous, accessible lake and dining facilities at the water’s edge. The AWSOM Animal Shelter is located on Godfrey Ridge Road in Stroudsburg. Adoptions hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. Volunteer opportunities are always available. Stop in or call 570-421-DOGS for more information, visit AwsomAnimals.org or mail to Box 13, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

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homeless families in transition and part of a national organization founded in 1986. Trinity Episcopal Church is also hub for its community offering support groups, recreational programs and many other reoccurring community-based programs and events. Providing the AED through the shared mission and vision of Pocono Medical Center and the Moyer Foundation offers the assurance that should an emergency arise, the church will be wellprepared.

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available at the door on the day of the event. Gallagher said merchants and individuals who wish to help the club addresses an important local need can sponsor a designer bag by calling 570-350-4169. Originally called Longaberger Basket Bingo, the event has increased the number and diversity of premium prizes in each of its 11 years.

Library News At Western Pocono Community Library, 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville: • The Heritage Center’s new exhibit, “Old Time Delaware Water Gap,” will be displayed through February at its headquarters, 149 Bond Lane, in Brodheadsville. This exhibit consists of old photographs of the railroad station and buildings that are still standing today. It also showcases artifacts from the Pocono Wild Animal Farm. Call 570-402-1906 for more information. • Miller-Keystone Blood Center will be at the library on Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, call 800-223-6667. • Consultants from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of University of Scranton will be at the library on Thursday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m. to noon. If you are looking to start, grow or sustain a business, SBDC can help. They offer free business consulting, assistance, guidance and education and professional advice. Walk-ins are welcome. If you would like more informa-

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• A meditation group is facilitated on the second Sunday of the month, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Women Resources, 225 J. Wilson Dr. Delaware Water Gap. Call 570-424-2093 ext.35 for more information. • The West End Park and Open Space Commission is offering discounted ski tickets at the Chestnuthill Park office for Blue Mountain, Shawnee, Big Boulder/Jack Frost, Montage and Elk Mountains. A price list is available at weposc.org. Call 570-992-9733 or email bkozen@ptd.net for more information. • Business Network International (BNI), an organization known as is “the world’s largest referral organization,” works by creating a group of people from various industries and encouraging regular passing of referrals. Each chapter allows one person per occupational classification, and prospective members must be approved via an application process. The BNI Mountain Chapter — Poconos meets every Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Quality Inn on West Main Street in Stroudsburg. For more information or to attend a meeting contact Yvonne L. Reitemeyer 570-421-7447 x233 or visit their Facebook page, BNI Mountain Chapter Poconos PA. • 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. • The Golden Travel and Social Club meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month, at noon at the Pub 570, 5261 Milford Road, Route 209, in E. Stroudsburg, For more information, call 570-588-0555. • Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue needs volunteers to help save more dogs. Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue is a group of volunteers based in the West End of the Poconos, who have been rescuing and re-homing dogs for years. Volunteers are needed to help with adoption days, animal transport, fundraisers, and more. Foster homes are also urgently needed in order to save even more dogs and cats. You can learn more about Waggin’ Tails by talking with the volunteers or by visiting the website waggintailsrescue.com. You will find the dogs that Waggin’ Tails has for adoption, Volunteer and Foster Applications and more. For more information, email information@waggintailsrescue. Please see HAPPENING, Page 15

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East Stroudsburg University winter grads A total of 458 students received degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at the winter commencement ceremony. There will be 395 bachelor’s degrees, 58 master’s degrees and five doctoral degrees awarded. Local residents receiving degrees included: Lackawanna county Thomas Hannon, Spring Brook Twp., B.S. biology; James Mc Lean, Moscow, B.S., biotechnology; and Garrett Podhyski, Moscow, M.Ed., professional & secondary education. Monroe county Abdusalam Abuthaher, East Stroudsburg, M.A., political science; Patrick Ace, Stroudsburg, B.S., sport management; Lacey Anger, East Stroudsburg, B.S., Social Work; Raiysa Anthony, Mount Pocono, B.S., biology; Leah Ascenzia, East Stroudsburg, B.S., criminal justice; Eugene Atwood, Stroudsburg, B.A., Mathematics; Tori Baldassari, Canadensis, M.Ed., special education; Luciana Battiston, East Stroudsburg, B.S., secondary education, Spanish; Catherine-Jean Boehm, Saylorsburg, B.S., psychology; Lisa Bollinger, Stroudsburg, B.A., philosophy; Amber Booth, Stroudsburg, B.A. sociology; Nikolay Borisov, East Stroudsburg, B.A., economics; Jessica Brandao, East Stroudsburg, B.S., biology; Edward Brown, East Stroudsburg, B.A., history; Justin Brown, East Stroudsburg, B.S., business management; Jessica Bryant, Sciota, B.S., athletic training; Michele Bucceri, Effort, B.S., social work; Matthew Burger, East Stroudsburg, B.S., digital media technologies; Daniel Burns, Stroudsburg, B.S., exercise science; Christopher Campaner, East Stroudsburg, B.S., biology; Kayla Cato, Stroudsburg, B.S., special education; Courtney Chambliss, Reeders, B.S., criminal justice; Ashley Chell, Stroudsburg, B.S., secondary education, English; LaShondra Cherry, Tobyhanna, M.Ed., instructional technology; Anais Cintron, Effort, B.A., sociology; Colin Cook, Saylorsburg, B.S., business management; Jacqueline Dailey, Mount Pocono, M.P.H., public health; Carlo Deconza, East Stroudsburg, B.S., digital media technologies; Andrew Deegan, Effort, B.S., business management; Melanie Deuerlein, Stroudsburg, B.S., interdisciplinary studies; Thomas Dezinna, Effort, B.S., digital media technologies; Ariel Diehl, Pocono Summit, B.S., marine science; Dominika Douckova, East Stroudsburg, B.S.,

psychology; John Duzgun, Bartonsville, B.S., business management; Jessica Fields, Effort, B.S., interdisciplinary studies; Emily Fillman, Stroudsburg, B.S., middle-level education; Christian Foy, Stroudsburg, B.S., criminal justice; Andres Garcia, Mount Pocono, B.S., computer science; Philip George, East Stroudsburg, B.S., secondary education, English; Marie Gleason, Pocono Pines, B.S., recreation services mgmt; David Goldspinner, Stroudsburg, B.S., mathematics; Rich Golia, East Stroudsburg, B.S., computer science; Ashleigh Gregg, East Stroudsburg, B.S., business management; Denise Harrell, East Stroudsburg, B.A., English; Tiffany Harrison, East Stroudsburg, B.S., criminal justice; Jennifer Heilakka, East Stroudsburg, B.A., Earth and space science; Philip Heredia, Effort, B.S., hotel-restaurant-tourism mgmt.; Shakeemah Hilaire, East Stroudsburg, B.S. psychology; Ian Hopkins, East Stroudsburg, B.S., criminal justice; Mengya Jia, Stroudsburg, M.S., general science; Zoraida Jimenez, Saylorsburg, M.Ed., professional and secondary education; Nazreen Joemmanbaks, East Stroudsburg, B.S., biology; Brandon Johnson, Stroudsburg, B.S., criminal justice; Amadou Kane, Stroudsburg, B.S., business management; Carl Kerstetter, East Stroudsburg, B.S., interdisciplinary studies; Jasmine Khchaf, Pocono Lake, B.S., criminal justice; Kimberly Kinyon, Cresco, B.S., digital media technologies; Carolyn Krotowski, Stroudsburg D.Ed. administration and leadership; Kaitlin Lambert, Scotrun, B.S., rehabilitative and human services; Kourtney Lark, Stroudsburg, B.S., communication sciences and disorders; Lisa Lee, Effort, B.S., criminal justice; Larrissa Leiterman, Saylorsburg, B.S., biology; Brianna Lekakos, East Stroudsburg, B.S., biology; Benjamin Levine, East Stroudsburg, B.S., criminal justice; Kamil Loj, East Stroudsburg, B.S., biology; Dylan Lowe, Stroudsburg, B.S., chemical biotechnology; Rebecca Lucas, Kunkletown, M.Ed., reading; Kaitlin Lugos, Tobyhanna, B.A., communication; Anthony Marino, Stroudsburg, B.A., communication; Ashley Martonik, East Stroudsburg, M.Ed., professional and secondary education; Robert Matson, Tannersville, B.S., Mathematics; Timothy McDevitt, East Stroudsburg, B.S., business management; Arthur Meboe, East Stroudsburg, B.A., economics; Zachary Miller, Saylorsburg, B.S., business management;

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COTTAGE CHEESE PANCAKES 3 eggs 1-1/2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups milk Beat eggs well; add sugar, salt and 1 cup milk; blend well. Gradually add flour and 2 cups milk; Beat until very smooth. Put about 2 tablespoons of this mixture into a hot greased skillet. Roll skillet for pancake to thin out and cover entire bottom of skillet. Brown on both sides. Complete with remaining pancake batter mixture. Filling: 1/4 cup sugar 2 cups dry cottage cheese, ground or mashed 2 eggs 2 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pint sour cream Combine all ingredients; blend well. Put one heaping tablespoon of filling in center of each pancake. Fold in sides and roll-up; place in square baking dish. Cover with 1 pint sour cream and bake at 350º for 30 minutes.

served with eggs and tomatoes complete this delicious meal. Yield: 4 servings. SPECIAL BEEF RIB EYE ROAST 4-pound beef rib eye roast 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves Special currant sauce: 1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard, dissolved in 1 teaspoon water 1 (12-ounce) jar brown beef gravy 1/4 cup currant jelly Preheat oven to 350º. Combine garlic, salt, pepper and thyme; press evenly into surface of roast. Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer so bulb is centered in thickest part; do not add water or cover. Roast 18 to 22 minutes per pound for rare to medium. Remove roast from oven when meat thermometer registers 135º for rare, 155º for medium. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. In small saucepan combine sauce ingredients; cook over medium heat 5 minutes, or until bubbly, stirring occasionally. Carve roast into slices; serve with sauce. Yield: 10 servings.

for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 5 to 6 servings. ORANGE CRUNCH MUFFINS 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons grated orange rind Very small amount 1-1/3 cups unsifted all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg, well beaten 1 cup milk 3 tablespoons sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons butter, melted 3/4 cup Grape-Nuts brand cereal Combine 1/4 cup sugar, orange rind and water to make a crumbly mixture. Mix flour with 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine egg and milk; add to flour mixture with melted butter. Mix just enough to moisten flour. Fold in cereal. Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full; sprinkle with sugar mixture. Bake at 350º for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 12 medium muffins.

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pour warm glaze over cake, letting excess drip down sides of cake onto wax paper. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 10-inch cake. For glaze: 1 cup sugar 1 cup cocoa 1 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon vanilla Combine first 5 ingredients in heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat until mixture is smooth, stirring often (do not boil). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Yield: about 2-1/2 cups. SOUR CREAM CINNAMON TWISTS 1 package dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 4 cups flour 2 sticks butter or margarine, melted 1 cup sour cream 2 eggs slightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Add yeast to warm water; stir to dissolve. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients; stir in yeast; beat until smooth. Cover with a damp cloth and refrigerate at least for 2 hours, or up to 2 days. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350º. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough out on a slightly floured surface to a 16-by-18-inch rectangle. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Fold in thirds. Repeat rolling, folding and rolling Cut rectangle in half. Cut each half into 1-by-4-inch strips. Twist each strip and place on greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Yield: 3 dozen cinnamon twists. Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? Feel free to send your thoughts to helenskitchen@msn.com, 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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“Ask Your Doctor”--these sound like legit meds. Across 1 “Dracula” novelist Stoker 5 Rapper ___ Flocka Flame 9 Fundamental principle 14 Brain division 15 European auto brand 16 Desist’s companion 17 “Do you eat chocolate all day long? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 19 Address the crowd 20 Role-playing game in the “Elder Scrolls” series 21 “Do you say things that are self-contradictory? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 23 Agcy. under Elaine Chao, once 25 Concert boosters 26 Some butter 29 “The Mikado” costume element 31 Greetings from Hawaii 35 Albany-to-Buffalo canal 36 Important part of a news story that might get “buried” 38 Hearten 39 Fish and chips fish 40 “Do you watch movies on ancient technology? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 42 News and opinion website since 2014 43 Brando’s Nebraska birthplace 45 Word before clock or glass 46 “Match Game” emcee Rayburn 47 Dressing places? 49 Brunch drink orders, maybe 50 Small bills 51 Bouncy 53 Ancient road to Rome 55 “Do you sit there and watch your fish swim

around? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 59 AL East athlete 63 Fool’s cap wearer 64 “Do you wish you lived on a massive rock at the southern tip of Europe? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 66 Mischievous pranks 67 “Garfield” drooler 68 Luxury rental 69 Packs (away) 70 Sloth and avarice, for two 71 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” creatures Down 1 Crunchy sandwiches 2 Corner piece 3 “Dear” advice columnist 4 Place of ‘90s TV 5 Hypothetical space-time shortcut 6 Abbr. on military mail 7 Gambling game played with 80 balls 8 Amazon Echo’s voice service 9 Riboflavin’s group 10 Deodorant option 11 Coal valley in Germany 12 Math ratio words 13 Out in public 18 Frozen water, in Wittenberg 22 1950s singing star ___ Sumac 24 Encourages a felon 26 Bill of cowboy legend 27 Appetite stimulant 28 Music streaming service since 2014 30 State with an upright panhandle 32 Place of refuge

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The Derrick family of Hawley rang in the new year with a new addition to their family. Little Greyson was born at 3:36 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and stretched 17¼ inches long. Greyson joins siblings Savanna Lomonaco, 10, Giovanni Lomonaco, 8, and Taytum Derrick, 1, at home.

“I’m very excited about it!” said Savanna with a big smile. The family received a first-baby-of-the-year basket of goodies from the staff of the hospital’s birthing suites. From left: Giovanni, Savanna, Mom Jessica with baby Greyson and dad Josh holding Taytum.

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The Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road in Dingmans Ferry, has announced the following Janurary events. Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted. CROSS COUNTRY SKIING • Bridge the Gap: Ski the McDade Trail, Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to noon; free. • Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-3 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 22, 1-3 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. noon. $20; $10 for kids. Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons. Learn the basics of cross country skiing and practice on an old logging road loop. You decide how many loops to ski. Skis, poles and boots provided. Register with shoe size to guarantee a spot. • Ecozone Discovery Room, Saturday, Jan. 21, 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. • Animal Tracking, Saturday, Jan 28, 1-3 p.m. $5. Animals leave behind clues that give us glimpses into their lives. Explore our natural areas for tracks, trails, scat, territory marks, chew marks, and other signs animals leave as they travel through the fields and forests of the Poconos. • Active Adventures: winter ecology hike, Sunday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Learn how different plants and animals survive the winter. Hike and experience PEEC in the wintertime. All ages welcome. • Bridge the Gap: intro to snowshoeing, Sunday, Jan. 29, 1-4 p.m. Free. Learn the basics of snow shoes and enjoy a winter walk along the McDade Trail. No experience necessary. Equipment and instructions provided. Register early to reserve a pair of snowshoes and guarantee a spot. For further information: call 570-8282319, visit peec.org or email peec@peec. org.


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• Monroe County Bible Clubs of “BCM International” will be conducting Interdenominational “Released Time Bible Classes” for Monroe County publi school children in Grades K through six. Homeschoolers are also welcome. Free parental permission slips (with schedules and times) to attend are now available for these onehour weekly Bible Classes. They are held at a church facility near the school. Transportation is provided by ‘Bible Club’ approved local volunteer drivers. These required permission slips and more information are available by calling Jim Ecker at 570-4219968 or email: jimeckerbcm@verizon.net. • The Pocono Mountain Division of the Fire Department New York retirees will meet on the last Thursday of the month, March through November, at 2 p.m., at the Eagles Lodge at 1210 N. Fifth St., Rte. 191, Stroudsburg. All active and retired members are invited to attend. For further information call 610-588-2623. • Western Pocono Community Library needs your help in collecting items for the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network (PVEN). PVEN offers assistance to low income families or families that have hit hard times by providing food, clothing, or other assistance as necessary. To donate non-perishable food items at the library for PVEN, stop in and place items in the red wagon near the entrance. • Notre Dame Elementary, 60 Spangenburg Road, East Stroudsburg, hold bingo (all paper games) special games and progressive jackpot the last Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. Doors and Kitchen open at 6 p.m. • Downtown Stroudsburg will host “First Saturday in the Burg” events for people of all ages the first Saturday of each month in downtown Stroudsburg. The monthly event will include sidewalk sales, food and drink specials, live music and art at participating businesses all day on Main Street and neighboring streets in Stroudsburg. • Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered 12-step recovery program, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, 915 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg. For information, contact 570-421-0750, or celebraterecoveryswc@gmail.com. • Western Pocono Community Library is collecting grocery receipts from Mr. Z’s and Kinsley’s from within the past year. Mr. Z’s and Kinsley’s donate back to the library 1 percent of the amount of the receipt. Grocery receipts can be dropped off at the library or mailed to: Western Pocono Community Library, PO Box 318, Brodheadsville.

• Fairview Seniors Club meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Chestnuthill Park Building in Brodheadsville. Card games, bus trips, speakers and holiday lunches and more. For more information call 570-629-6757. • The Monroe Animal League (MAL) can now be contacted via email at monroeanimalleague@gmail.com. MAL sells Shoprite and Weis Markets gift cards in many denominations and receives 5 percent from each gift card sale. Also, MAL collects Weis Markets and Kinsley’s Shoprite register tapes and Dad’s proof of purchase seals and receives 1 percent as proceeds of tape total. (You must send complete tape in order for credit). Proceeds collected from gift card sales and register tapes help raise funds for the spay/neuter, emergency vet care and feral cat programs. MAL is also in need of new members/volunteers. For meeting locations and to order gift cards, call (570) 421-7775.

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