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NORTH POCONO GETS BLEEDING CONTROL KITS School distirct is among many area organizations that have received life-saving kits. More on page 2

Art Exhibit Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will present an exhibit featuring watercolor and acrylic paintings inspired by the natural beauty of the Poconos. Page 6

What’s happening See what’s happening with a comprehensive events calendar. Page 2 Around town Keep up with the latest happenings in our area. Page 4

Blight effects Napa wine output Cabernet savignon a survivor. Page 9

Essay Contest Winner Destiny Schemitz, a Honesdale High School senior, wrote about her grandparents to win the Honesdale Rotary’s annual student essay contest. Page 3

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The Monroe County Historical Association will offer a bus trip fundraiser to Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, May 7. The bus trip includes general admission to the museum with a tram tour of the gardens, entrance to the “Costuming the Crown” special exhibition with a presentation by the Winterthur curator, lunch in the Garden Café, and chartered bus transportation. Winterthur’s special exhibit, “Costuming ‘The Crown’” will feature 40 costumes from the award-winning Netflix series “The Crown,” a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The cost of the bus trip is $90 for Monroe

County Historical Association members and $95 for non-members. The chartered bus will depart from BJ’s Wholesale Club on Route 611 in Stroudsburg at 7 a.m. and will return by approximately 7:30 p.m. An additional bus pick-up will be offered at the Lower Nazareth Target parking lot, Route 248 in Wilson with a morning pick-up at 7:45 a.m. and an evening drop-off at approximately 6:45 p.m. Reservations with payment must be made by Friday, April 26, on a first-come-firstserved basis as space is limited. Tickets are non-refundable. For additional information, or to make a reservation, call 570-421-7703 or e-mail at admin@monroehistorical.org. Visit MonroeHistorical.org for additional details.

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North Pocono among those receiving bleed control kits from Geisinger Since January 2017, Geisinger trauma services has trained more than 10,000 people through the national Stop the Bleed program. Now, Geisinger is providing more than 2,300 bleeding control kits, including 1,073 kits to locations in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Monroe, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties, to further arm first responders and residents in the battle against blood loss. Containing plastic gloves, gauze, tourniquets and easy-to-follow instructions, the bleeding control kits are designed to be used by anyone to help control bleeding during a traumatic incident. According to the National Trauma Institute, 35 percent of fatalities occur due to blood loss before victims arrive at a hospital. Local schools, churches and public locations will receive wall-mounted bleeding control stations, containing eight bleeding control kits each. Individual kits are being provided to emergency responders, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and community groups. “Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death in someone who is injured,” said Dr. Brian Frank, Geisinger Community Medical Center trauma surgeon and co-chair of Geisinger’s Stop the Bleed program. “A person can bleed to death from an arterial bleed in 3 to 5 minutes. Being able to control or stop blood loss greatly increases

a victim’s survival chances.” The kits supplement the nationwide Stop the Bleed training program. Launched as a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security, the White House and other agencies, Stop the Bleed trains ordinary citizens — and potential bystanders — how to help during a severe-bleeding incident before medical and emergency professionals arrive on scene. Geisinger Trauma Services has trained 10,031 people through the program. Many organizations receiving kits have undergone training from Geisinger Trauma Services. In total, Geisinger is providing 2,387 kits (277 bleeding control stations and 171 individual kits) to organizations throughout central and northeastern Pennsylvania. There are also 166 individual tourniquets being distributed to local law enforcement agencies. “No one expects to be involved in a traumatic incident,” said Dr. Denise Torres, trauma services director for Geisinger. “Trauma from vehicle crashes, industrial accidents and deep cuts or wounds at home are far more common than trauma from violent acts. Being able to recognize traumatic bleeding and controlling or slowing blood loss until emergency crews arrive is critical.” Geisinger trauma services offers free Stop the Bleed classes to organizations throughout the year. Geisinger’s Stop the Bleed pro-

gram is a joint effort of Geisinger emergency medicine, trauma services, trauma outreach, Life Flight and Geisinger EMS. To learn more about Stop the Bleed, contact Geisinger at stopthebleed@geisinger. edu. Organizations receiving bleeding control station and individual kits in northeastern Pennsylvania include: North Pocono Area School District: five bleeding control stations (40 kits); Pike County sheriff ’s office: one bleeding control station (eight kits); Pike County training center: one bleeding control station (eight kits); Pocono Mountain School District: eight bleeding control stations (64 kits); Stroudsburg Area School District: seven bleeding control stations (56 kits); Honesdale Boy Scouts: one individual kit; and Pleasant Mount EMS: two individual kits.

On the front page, from left: Geisinger Community Medical Center trauma medical director Dr. John Mitchell, North Pocono superintendent Bryan McGraw; North Pocono science teacher Lindsay Croom; North Pocono assistant superintendent Dan Powell; North Pocono certified school nurse Lynn Heard; Geisinger Community Medical Center Trauma outreach coordinator Kathryn Bommer; and North Pocono High School principal Ron Collins.

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 WILL BE TAKEN BY PHONE. EVENTS ARE PRINTED ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS. Deadline — noon on Friday for the next Wednesday publication. No faxes or hand-written submissions will be accepted. MARCH 13 The Monroe County Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, March 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Kettle Creek Environmental Center, 8050 Running Valley Road in Stroudsburg. The program will be “Invasive Plants and Weeds,” presented by Sherry Acevedo. The

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on Friday, March 15, 1:30 p.m., at the Hughes Library, 1002 N. Ninth St. in Stroudsburg in their community room on the first floor. (In case of inclement weather and schools are closed, no meeting.) For more information, call 570-629-0649. MARCH 16 Join naturalist Patti O’Keefe for an early spring walk at Bluestone Preserve, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, in Paradise Township. Register for directions. COST: Free; registration is required. Call 570839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email info@brodheadwatershed.org. Please see Happenings, Page 11


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Temple Israel of the Poconos, 711 Wallace St. in Stroudsburg of fers the following regular classes: We d n e s d ay a n d T h u r s d ay, 1 1 a.m. to noon: adult education classes; weekly Torah portion, from beginning to end, with commentary and discussion. Wednesday focuses more on the test, Thursday focuses more on discussion. Every Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m: Brunch and lear n speed lear ning. S eve n m i nu t e s p e r t o p i c. We e k ly topics: Kabbalistic secrets of Hebrew words, Jewish ethics, Jew i s h l i t e r a cy, B i bl i c a l l i t e r a cy, Jewish conce pts, Jewish laws and customs, Hebrew prayers translated and Yiddish with Ber nie. M o n t h l y : H avd a l a h o p e n n i g h t ice cream party after the Shabbat: say goodbye to the Shabbat Queen with the traditional ceremony featuring the multiwick Havdalah candle, wine and spices, followed by yo u r o w n s u n d a e s a n d a n o p e n s t a g e h o u r t o j o i n R abb i M e l m a n and friends make Jewish music. Upcoming Spring Events (Call Lucinda at the office 570-421-8781 if interested in any of these activities). Purim Celebration, Wednesday, M a r c h 2 0 a t 6 : 3 0 p. m . C o s t u m e s, Me gillah reading, hamantaschen, music and refreshments. RSVP to 570-421-8781 or tipoc@ptd.net. S t a r t i n g i n Ap r i l Z u m b a G o l d w i t h C h e r y l Fe d e r o n T u e s d ay evenings at 6 p.m. Members $8; nonm e m b e r s $ 1 0 . We a r c o m f o r t a b l e clothing and smooth bottom sneakers, no mat necessary. End of March (date to be announced): Master Gardener presentation: Small home and raised g ardens. Get some tips and ideas about your home garden from certified Master Gardener Carolyn Jones. M a r c h o r Ap r i l : F i e l d t r i p t o Kitchen Chemistry on Main Street. Call Lucinda at the of fice 570-4218781 if interested. S t a r t i n g i n A p r i l : Yo g a a n d guided meditation with Mel Rosenthal on Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m. $5 for members; $7 for non members.

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Jade Searchwell of East Penn State Cooperative Extension in S t r o u d s b u r g w a s n a m e d t o t h e Monroe County is now acce pting president’s list at LIM College for the applications for the 2019-2020 Penn fall semester. State Extension Master Gardener program. This program consists of a Charity Run/Walk volunteer training course designed to The West End Park and Open Space provide experienced home gardeners Commission is pleased to announce with information and skills necessary the annual 5K9 Trail Leisure Run/ t o s h a r e t h e i r e x p e r i e n c e a n d Walk at the West End Regional Park, k n o w l e d g e w i t h o t h e r s . We e k l y 5 7 8 E v e r g r e e n H o l l o w R o a d i n classes will be held from October 2019 Chestnuthill Township on Saturday, through March 2020. In exchange for 40 hours of May 18, at 10 a.m. (registration begins instruction, candidates must agree to at 9 a.m.). The run/walk is open to all ages and volunteer 50 hours to Penn State abilities and the “Dave F leetwood Cooperative Extension. Volunteer Memorial Trail” will be available for activities currently carried out by those wishing a leisurely walk on a Master Gardeners in Monroe County firm and stable surface accessible to i n c l u d e m a i n t a i n i n g t h e P S U all wheeled devices. Dogs are welcome demonstration gardens at Wester n as long as they remain on a leash (6 P o c o n o C o m m u n i t y L i b r a r y i n Brodheadsville and offering guided feet maximum). All proceeds will fund the West End tours there, teaching classes and Re gional leash-free dog park to be assisting g ardeners at the Middle located off Merwine-Hilltop Drive. S m i t h f i e l d Tow n s h i p C o m m u n it y Re gistration is $20, and children G a r d e n s , a n d b e i n g p r e s e n t a t u n d e r r e g i s t r a n t s w i l l r e c e ive a c o m m u n i t y e v e n t s t o a n s w e r bandana. Door prizes, raffles, vendors questions on plant ID and cur rent and refreshments will be available. relevant topics of invasive insects, Register at runsignup.com/Race/PA/ native plants and pollinators. There is a program fee of $200 to Brodheadsville/5K9FunTrailRunWa lk. For ms are also available at the cover the cost of training materials C h e s t n u t h i l l P a r k , R o s s a n d and expenses. Applications are being Chestnuthill Township Buildings and accepted through Saturday, June 15. area businesses. Complete the form, Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t t h e make entry payment to Friends of extension of fice at 724 Phillips St., W E P O S C a n d m a i l t o B o x 2 7 6 , Suite 201 in Stroudsburg, or call 570Saylorsburg, PA 18353. For additional 421-6430 or email monroemg@psu.edu. information, contact Bernie Kozen at Olympiad Competitors 570-992-9733 or bkozen@weposc.org. Penn State Wilkes-Barre recently Scholarship Opportunity hosted the Pennsylvania Northeast The Monroe County Conservation Regional Science Olympiad. Students District and members of the Stanley f r o m m o r e t h a n 4 0 s c h o o l s i n Becker family are accepting n o r t h e a s t e r n a n d c e n t r a l ap p l i c at i o n s fo r t h e 1 2 t h a n nu a l Pennsylvania competed in individual Stanley Becker Memorial Scholarship. a n d t e a m e v e n t s . T h e S c i e n c e This $500 scholarship will be awarded Olympiad is devoted to increasing to a g raduating senior in Monroe s t u d e n t i n t e r e s t i n s c i e n c e County who is planning on attending recognizing outstanding achievement, c o l l e g e a n d m a j o r i n g i n a n and improving the quality of science e n v i r o n m e n t a l f i e l d . To a p p l y, education. In the middle school division North students may print an application or apply online at mcconservation.org. Pocono Middle School won sixth place. Deadline for applications is Friday, In the high school division, North March 29. For more information, call Pocono High School won first place 570-629-3061 or visit mcconservation. and will advance to state competition at Juniata College in April. org.


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Market Street Grill preps brisket for Gourmet Gala By Gia Mazur Staff Writer

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a n i e l l e Ro bb i s saving something delicious for a rainy day. The owner and execut ive c h e f o f M a rke t Street Bar & Grill, Scranton, plans to prepare a dish for the 32nd annual Gour met Gala that will hit each taste bud: Smoked Brisket with Soy Sesame Caramel and Jalapeño Jam over Cornbread Funnel Cake. And it’s a mouthful — literally. Robb and representat ive s f r o m a b o u t 5 0 local restaurants will pre pare everything from appetizers to desserts for guests to sample on Sunday, March 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. Tickets cost $50, and proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton. This year’s theme is b a s e d o n t h e cl a s s i c 1 9 5 2 G e n e Ke l ly a n d Debbie Reynolds musical, “Singin’ in the Rain.” While some restaurants’ dishes will fall in line with the theme, Robb decided to do something different and incorporate some o f M a rke t S t re e t ’s favorites. The dish will ear n the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton a $50 grocery gift card through Local Flavor Gives Back. Robb, who is big into smoking meats, wanted

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Gives Back Local Flavor Gives Back unites Northeast Pennsylvania residents through food and generosity. Each week, we feature recipes from people or groups who give their gift card winnings to charity.

if you go What: Gourmet Gala: Singin’ in the rain When: Sunday, March 31, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 route 315, Plains twp. Details: tickets cost $50, and proceeds benefit ronald McDonald House of Scranton. the event is expected to sell out in advance. tickets are available by calling 570-9698998 or visiting thegourmetgala.com.

to pair smoked brisket with the restaurant’s famous corn bread with a twist, plus add some sweetness and heat. “I wanted it to have that sweet taste, so I immediately thought, ‘I need to make a funnel cake corn bread,’” she said during a recent afternoon at the restaurant. Ro b b ’s e x p e r i m e n t hit it out of the park.

The tastes exploded at f i r s t b i t e. T h e j u i cy brisket was flavorful, the funnel cake cor n bread was sweet and crispy, and the sauces held the perfect amount of sweet heat. In addition to delicious food, party band Picture Perfect will provide entertainment, and organizers will raffle off baskets, many of wh i ch a r e v a l u e d a t $200 or more. The money raised will help the Ronald McDonald House, 332 Wheeler Ave., Scranton, continue to function as a home away from home for families of children receiving t re at m e n t i n n e a r by hospitals. The facility also runs family rooms in Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital and Geisinger Community Medical Center, both in Scranton, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. The restaurants, organizers and guests come together each year to eat, drink, have fun and support a good cause. It doesn’t get bett e r t h a n t h a t , Ro b b said. “It’s an event we look forward to every year, and we love to be involved,” Robb said. “It feels good to be able to give back.” Contact the writer: gmazur@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9127; @gmazurtt on twitter

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Ronald McDonald House of Scranton is this week’s Local Flavor Gives Back recipient thanks to Market Street Bar & Grill owner and executive chef Danielle Robb’s Smoked Brisket with Soy Sesame Caramel and Jalapeño Jam over Cornbread Funnel Cake recipe which will be featured at Gourmet Gala on Sunday, March 31.

Danielle Robb’s Smoked Brisket with Soy Sesame Caramel and Jalapeño Jam over Cornbread Funnel Cake For the brisket: 18 pound-brisket Salt and pepper trim fat. rub with salt and pepper. Smoke brisket at 235 f for 12 hours. For soy sesame caramel sauce: 1 cup caramel sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds Mix all ingredients together.

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Simmer together on low until sticky. For cornbread funnel cake: 1 package cornbread mix (Mix with approximately 1 cup flour, 1 egg, 1/3 cup milk) Mixture should be the consistency of pancake batter. fry with oil until brown on both sides.

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Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will present an exhibit of art by Elaine Madere, “Nature’s Beauty,” featuring watercolor and acrylic paintings inspired by the natural beauty of the Poconos, particularly in the Lake Naomi area. The exhibit runs through March 29. For more information, call the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center at 570629-3061 or visit mcconservation.org.

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Maybe a few centuries from now, Napa Valley will be planted all, or mostly, with cabernet sauvignon. European wine regions had centuries of trial and error to settle upon a few, or sometimes as few as one, grape varieties. Vines in America’s best-known wine region have gotten less diverse. A major blight last decade gave most producers an incentive to start over or refine what they grow. While some regions focused on specialties, many planted the cash crop of cabernet. Carneros, the cooler region known for pinot noir and chardonnay, also is a cradle of sparkling wines. Beaulieu Vineyard 2015 Carneros Chardonnay shows smells of baked green apple and pineapple. More creamy and buttery than oaky, the wine has a bit of almond and burnt butter at the end. The wine strives to be an approximation of a white Burgundy. $19. ★★★★ The northern Napa region of Calistoga is warmer, and grapes such as zinfandel and petite sirah thrive there. It’s difficult to find a zin with the Calistoga viticulture area on the label, but many Napa zins get grapes from the region. GRADE: Exceptional ★★★★★, Above Past vintages of Grgich Zinfandel average ★★★★, Good ★★★, Below average attempted to cast the grape in an elegant ★★, Poor ★.

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