Unsung Heroes | Local Grocery Workers May Be Eligible for $250 Cash Card
The grocery workers in our communities make a difference every day. Offering a helping hand to an elderly neighbor, delivering groceries to those who feel safe at home, or showing up on the frontlines during this pandemic - grocery workers support our communities in the face of crisis.
St. Luke's Opens New Community Clinic In Tobyhanna
St. Luke's cuts ribbon for new community clinic in Tobyhanna by Mike Lynn. On Thursday, April 28th, the Pocono Services for Families and Children (PSFC) Mountain Center in Tobyhanna welcomed its newest agency, a St. Luke community health clinic.
The St. Luke's University Health Network Is Offering Health Care In Tobyhanna Township
Al Heyward, a resident of Coolbaugh twp and staff to PA State Senator Mario Scavello with Donald SeiplePhoto by MP. On Monday, May 2nd, 2022, St. Luke's Family Medicine in Tobyhanna will open its doors to the public. St. Luke's offers primary family medicine, internal medicine, and specialty care to patients in Monroe and surrounding counties. As an integral part of your family's health and well-being, St. Luke's primary care providers provide you with quality and compassionate care. New patients are welcome.
DEP Announces Environmental Education Grants In Total $632,897 | Monroe County Is Awarded $10,589
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced yesterday that it has awarded a total of $632,897 in environmental grants to 63 projects, 50 of which involve youth and adults living or working in the field of environmental justice. Schools, institutions, protected areas, and community and environmental organizations received funding.
Over 520 Volunteers Help Clean Up Pocono Litter This Weekend
Pocono Mountains Visitors, Bureau Pick Up The Poconos ESU Volunteers. The Pocono Mountains can't be kept clean and green by just picking up litter every now and then. Many individuals, groups, and organizations in the Poconos continue to clean up litter around the Poconos regularly and have been doing so for many more years.
Opinion | The Cookie And The Wife
It was an unassuming school day when I picked my daughter up from the bus stop. She swooped into the car and said, "Dad. Lauren is having a sleepover tonight, and all the girls are going. "Don’t worry we are going to be doing homework together and getting to bed early.” Thankfully, before I began to align myself with her excitement, I recalled that morning’s conversation with my wife. After she got back from dropping off our daughter, she reminded me that we agreed that there would be no sleepovers on a school night.
Opinion | What Did We Do
I love it when my wife is laughing. It’s not just fun to watch, but it means she’s enjoying something, and when she is enjoying something in my presence, it makes my life better. It’s interesting how I turn her joy around and make it about me.
Mac and Cheese
The power of cheese permeated throughout the town of Stroudsburg, PA as The Pocono Arts Council held their Annual Mac and Cheese Bake-off at The Renegade Winery on Sunday April 10th. Multitudes who love the comfort food filled the venue to near capacity while professional and amature chefs set up their trays and burners in order to share their unique recipes with the mouth watered diners. The crowd eventually spied the welcomed sight that they almost patiently awaited of Jessica Delfino whose morning show on Pocono 96.7 FM titled, “The Mom Report” took the stage to greet them and begin the feast as she sang a song dedicated to Mac and Cheese that she composed.
CPI Inflation Report May Be Misleading | Housing Costs Are Way Up And Climbing
The March CPI Inflation report was released on Monday the 11th. Overall, Inflation rose to 8.5%. But the actual inflation rate is higher than the report says. For example, The report states that the inflation rate for housing/shelter is 5%. But, according to Redfin, the U.S. rents increased by 15.2% year over year to $1,891. That certainly sounds about right here in the Poconos.
A Magical Night | Lights, Dinner, Music & Josh Groban
My children will tell you that I’m the queen of trite and clichéd remarks, so I’ll try not to disappoint. "You can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl.” So was my thought Friday afternoon as my husband and I exited the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan. While I could feel his angst when I told him our plans, I was excited. He is a country boy. Cherishing our rural lifestyle in the Poconos doesn’t preclude me from occasionally missing stomping around Manhattan, where I frequented on "skipped school” days while in high school.
The Mom Report: A Radio Show About Life's Little Joys And Challenges
Life doesn't come with an instruction manual. While most do an incredible job shielding this fact from their children, parenting involves a lot of on-the-job training and very little guidance. Well, that was the case up until just recently.
GiGi & Company Presents Cinderella
Dance is an art form that many of us have enjoyed from a young age. I’m sure some of you reading this are probably thinking "I enjoy dancing, I’m just not good at it”. As someone with two left feet (figuratively, not literally), I can relate.
Wellness Tips To Help You Through These Stressful Times
The past two years have proven to be challenging for quite a lot of us, with issues that affect us all regardless of our background. From illnesses to job losses, price increases, and even much deeper issues for some, life has had a peculiar way of testing our strength and capacity to cope with it all. But what can we do to be proactive and stay sane through these difficult times? We’ve spoken with our friend Prunella Harris, CEO & Founder of Restorative Family Services, LLC, who has kindly shared some tips that can have a positive impact on our daily lives.
Calvary Chapel Teams Up With Monroe County Habitat For Humanity
On Saturday, February 12th, I and other members of the Calvary Chapel young adults group had the privilege of volunteering with Monroe County Habitat for Humanity to paint the roof of a community member in need.
Mountain Center Gets New Executive Director
This past Friday, the Pocono Services for Families & Children (PSFC) hosted a Meet & Greet to introduce their new Executive Director, Kristi Hammond. The PSFC, which runs Monroe County Head Start, has been searching for the ideal candidate to replace Tim Lee, who retired from the position last June.
Douglas Trumbull (1942-2022): Highlights of from Career of a Special Effects Legend
Before learning that legendary special effects master Douglas Trumbull had passed away on Tuesday, February 7, at the age of 79, I had been thinking about him. Maybe not directly, but a few weeks ago, I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, enjoying it on a rather large television and in glorious surround sound. I marveled at the fantastic visuals and how they are used instead of other traditional story-telling devices (things like narrative, dialogue, and even character) to move the story forward, albeit quite slowly. I’ve always known that the film itself was about the evolution of humankind, from the dawn of man to a possible future where we’d reach another level of existence altogether. Still, I realized during this last viewing that the film had a villain, something that humanity had been fighting against during this journey: space. Watching the movie, you are confronted with technological marvels, from space stations to exploratory vessels, large doors that take almost a minute to open, to zero-gravity toilets, all meant to remind us that, against the adversary of space itself, we have no chance, not without trying hard to create technology to keep us alive.