Zen and the Art of Weddings

All the careful planning that goes into one big day – from choosing the best location, the tastiest food, the perfect clothing, beautiful flowers, the right music - the list goes on and on. How do you keep your cool? How do you stay calm? Where can you find your »»Read Full Post

The phone call

The call came on Tuesday night, maybe 8 or 8:30. On the other end was a lady telling me her son shot a big buck. "It's got like 25 points," she said. "Some of it is still in velvet." Immediately, I knew exactly what buck she was talking about. I »»Read Full Post

Shiitake Mushroom.... Another Super Food

Shiitake mushroom is an edible fungus which may aid in building the immune system. Also know as: Japanese mushrooms, golden oak, oakwood and Black Forest mushrooms, they are native to Asia . Medicinal use of shiitake mushrooms has been around for centuries in China, dated back to 100A.D. Today, in »»Read Full Post

stuff 'round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill” No negative self-talk, excuses, or giving up allowed here. - Lauren Covington I don’t know of an example where putting myself or anyone else down, or coming up with an excuse to justify an incomplete ever made me feel better! While I have quit, given up »»Read Full Post

Christmas giving: It’s complicated

Although it’s not yet Halloween, the stores are shouting Christmas. Our little grandnephew in Florida has already picked out what he wants—a dinosaur train set with lots of whizzing cars. We will have to check in with the other grandnephews and our infant grandniece for their preferences. It’s fun to »»Read Full Post

Fall Rainbow Sherbet: Cranberry, Butternut Squash and Quince

While sitting on a train recently returning to the barrier island town where I grew up, my mind was wandering backwards. One random memory was the rainbow sherbet of my childhood and how incredible it tasted on those hot long lazy beach days. I remembered standing barefoot in a wet bathing suit, »»Read Full Post

Passport to Poconos - Keeping Our Roots

My friend Lisa showed me an old picture of five generations of women in her family gathered in Puerto Rico between the ages 4 months and 100 years old. Her daughter brought her baby from the States so her grandmother and great grandmother could see her. “How lucky you are,” »»Read Full Post

'Adventure Quest' Creators Tease New Mobile Game

Artix Entertainment, the developers behind games such as 'Adventure Quest', 'Dragon Fable' and 'Adventure Quest Worlds' recently teased a new mobile game called 'Adventure Quest Dragons'. The new game will play similarly to 'Cookie Clicker', where the game will for the most part, play itself. The player will be able »»Read Full Post

From "Middle" to "Intermediate Elementary"

 Forty years of education The philosophy of the one-room schoolhouse took on a modern motif when the Stroudsburg Middle School opened in 1974. Now, 40 years have passed since the first classes were held in the new open-concept school. Journey back through time with the Pocono Record as reporter Christina »»Read Full Post

Architect who worked at Mount Airy joins Scranton firm

Named partner at hemmler + camayd architects hemmler + camayd architects, the award winning architecture, interior design and planning firm based in Scranton and practicing in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is pleased to announce the appointment of four new partners to the firm. Brian Doran, Thomas Gercak, Laura Gillette- Mills »»Read Full Post