Old Beakleyville Baptist Church

Founded in early 1800s, the congregation of the Beakleyville Baptist Church first attended worship services in a barn. When land was donated, it became possible to build a church - a small white structure along today's Route 447 in East Stroudsburg. Hannah Barry Van Vliet, of East Stroudsburg pioneer stock, »»Read Full Post


“stuff ‘round the mill” The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher With the loss »»Read Full Post

Reforming My City Mouse Ways (In Defense of New York's North Country)

For those who have been keeping close track of the story of the escaped inmates from a maximum-security prison in Dannemora, N.Y., you have no doubt come across descriptions of the prison's hometown as “remote,” “way northern New York,” or a “five-hour drive from New York City, if the roads »»Read Full Post

Yoga: a humbling experience

One morning not long ago, I ran into a friend at the post office who was fresh from her yoga class at a studio across the street. This woman is in her 80s but looks 10 years younger. She’s slender, perky and has lovely smooth skin—there’s barely a line in »»Read Full Post

Fresh Ideas for Creative Couples

Following wedding trends isn’t my passion. Mostly, I really like to focus on the meaning of the wedding and marriage. But I must admit it is fun to look at what different couples are doing from time to time, and I have found a few ideas to share. Here’s an »»Read Full Post

Price Chopper names new president

Grimmett, who remains as chief operating officer, is first non-family member tapped for top post The Golub Corp., parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets, Market 32 and Market Bistro has named Scott Grimmett as president/chief operating officer – the first non-Golub in the company’s history to hold the title. Grimmett »»Read Full Post

Health Benefits of Yoga

Health Benefits of Yoga Yoga is a Hindu spiritual discipline which includes breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures. “Yoga” means united, because you are uniting your mind, body, and breathe.  Yoga is practiced to improve overall fitness and to reduce stress. Yoga improves your overall »»Read Full Post