Category Archives: Lehman

Join the Christmas bird count in Pike

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are urging wildlife enthusiasts to join the tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Audubon Society’s 114th Annual Christmas Bird Count, which will take place Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. The Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running citizen-science survey in the world, and the data collected through the count allows [...]

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Politics at Lehman school bus stop

I don’t always look my best when I take my kid to the bus stop at 6:40 a.m. and I know I am not the only one. It is dark in the morning and everyone stays in their car until the bus arrives. We try not to make eye contact, but do I see other [...]

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Bad luck for Pocono Ironman participant number 666

You need to get that number changed, an Ironman worker half teased, using a grease pencil to write Sean Gillan’s participant number on his bicep and leg. Gillan was assigned number 666, the unpopular number often called the “mark of the beast,” a bad omen. The Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains was his first ever triathlon. [...]

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Lehman students participate in Mady’s Snow Day

After Madyson Law died in A 2010 accident, her family and the community responded by holding fundraisers to support a scholarship fund and organizations that she supported when she was alive. The fundraisers have become places to remember Madyson and honor her memory by doing something good in her name. Madyson loved winter. That is [...]

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East Stroudsburg North Band heads to Washington D.C.

East Stroudsburg High School-North Marching Band members were groggy but excited as they loaded two charter buses at 6 a.m. Friday and headed to Washington, D.C., to march in the National Memorial Day Parade. But one wonders, how many students will be in band next year, when a $100 activity fee, recently approved by the [...]

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Nothing beats drumming at PEEC

Pocono Environmental Education Center will offer a drum making weekend in May, led by Master Drummer, Maxwell Kofi Donkor. While growing up in Ghana, West Africa, Donkor learned traditional drumming at his grandfather’s knee. Now he teaches it in the Tri-state area. I had the pleasure of attending one of Donkor’s drumming circles a few [...]

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Nathan recommends Saw Creek Memorial Walk

Nathan hinted at attending the “For the Love of Jane” memorial walk by fetching my walking shoes. Too soon, Nathan. The walk, planned by the Saw Creek Estates Community Association’s recreation department will be on April 28. The walk honors Jane Monteforte, a longtime Saw Creek employee, area resident and animal lover, who was passionate [...]

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Major award for East Stroudsburg North band teacher

    The National Band Association has awarded East  Stroudsburg North High School Band Director Paul Bakner with the “Citation of Excellence” for outstanding contribution to bands and band music. “We are very fortunate to have Mr. Bakner on our teaching  staff,” Superintendent Sharon Laverdure said. “We are very proud of the professionalism and respectful [...]

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Lehman Community Park on the mend

Repairs to Lehman Community Park are nearly done Lehman Township Supervisor John Sivick says. The park was damaged by a land slide caused by Hurricane Irene. So far it has cost $90,000 to clean up the mess, Sivick said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent paperwork to the township for officials to fill out [...]

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Accused bank robber gets county funded private eye

With plenty of time on his hands, accused Matamoras bank robber James Edward Heller has been busy filing motions in the Pike County Court of Common Pleas. Heller has been declared indi­gent, and because he faces a long prison term if found guilty, Pike County residents are paying for his defense. Although he is representing [...]

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