‘Best place to retire’ may be here

A few years ago I proposed a lateral move to my husband. The idea was to trade our turn-of-the-century village home for a smaller house that would better suit us as we grew older—something on one level, with easy upkeep and no rooms screaming for renovation. It sounded sensible as »»Read Full Post

Some Traditions I Can Do Without

I try to be a positive person, but if I’m being completely honest, I’m not always that way. And while I love being a celebrant there are a few things about weddings I could do without. Occasionally a couple will ask me to leave out the ‘obey’ part in the »»Read Full Post


“stuff ‘round the mill” All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. - J. R. R. Tolkien I know! Let's spend a huge hunk of time running, cycling & swimming, laughing, and loving our lives! Don't waste your time on the negative! »»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

Bizzy Awards to be held at new location

Local business gala awards event nears Chamber entry deadline The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce has set a June 30 deadline to accept entries for its 10th annual Bizzy Awards in September. It is being moved to Pocono Palace Resort in Marshalls Creek. There will be 14 categories awarded this »»Read Full Post

From mansion to office building

From majestic Kitson House to modern Kitson building The old Victorian home that once stood at 745 Main St. in downtown Stroudsburg had had its share of identities — the mansion of a wealthy family, a diner, Mexican restaurant and a nightclub — before being demolished. Although the exact date of »»Read Full Post

3 Healthful Weight Loss Tips

  3 Healthful Weight Loss Tips     1)                  Add half hour of exercise 6 days per week.  Get up early, power walk at lunch, take a fitness class, ride your bike, go for a jog.. no excuses, just do it!!! And you will feel better as exercise kicks up endorphins, »»Read Full Post