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The Holy Cross Greek Fest will continue from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 135 Stokes Ave., Stroudsburg. The event, which concludes noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, features authentic homemade Greek cuisine, traditional Greek pastries and coffee, an outdoor bar and grill, Greek dance performances, bookstore and church tours and pony rides.

Things to do, Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Rock & Mineral Silent Auction: The Monroe County Earth Science Association will host its annual auction  at 6:30 p.m. June 7, at Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus, Room 108, Pocono Hall Building, 2411 Route 715, Tannersville. MCESA is a club of people interested in minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary arts and related areas.

Native Plant Sale grows bigger in Tannersville

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Brodhead Watershed Association will hold its annual Native Plant Sale on June 9 and 10 at Pocono Township Fire Company's “Carnival Building” on Route 611, Tannersville. The Friday sale, for members only, will precede the public sale, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members receive a 10 percent discount; new members may sign up at the sale.

Minister accused of taking photos, videos up woman’s skirt

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Authorities say a minister who lives in Pennsylvania tried to take photographs and videotape up the skirt of a woman who worked at his New Jersey church. Authorities say the Rev.

A place to call home

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U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Christopher Claude heard the blast before he felt it. It sounded more like a pop than the explosion it really was.

Free Day of Service at Auto Shop in the Poconos

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Repairs to cars can often be very expensive but that wasn't the case on Thursday for some customers at an auto shop in the Poconos. More than a dozen customers received free service at a garage near Tannersville as part of ACDelco's day of service.

Things to do this week, Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Benefit Dinner for VALOR: A chef-prepared, buffet dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Christ Hamilton United Lutheran Church, in Faith Hall, 419 Bossardsville Road, Stroudsburg. There is no charge to attend, but an offering will be taken for Veterans' Assisted Living Outreach Clinic Foundation, operators of Major Paul Syverson Veterans Sanctuary in Brodheadsville.

Monroe County Gets Amped up for Earth Day

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Various environmental organizations are teaming up to put on a hands-on, interactive event that “celebrates the success of conservation in Monroe County.”

Frein Guilty on All Charges

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A jury has found Eric Frein guilty on all 12 charges in the ambush shooting and killing of state troopers in Pike County. Frein was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, first-degree murder and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, several weapons charges, and terrorism.

Eric Frein guilty of murder in ambush of state troopers

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The search for Frein, who was accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and injuring another, came to an end on October 30, 2014, after he was captured by U.S. Marshals at an abandoned airport near Tannersville, Pennsylvania. He had been on the run for 48 days, sparking a costly, intense manhunt.

‘The worst pain you can imagine’ – Trooper Shot at…

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Calling it, “the worst pain you can imagine,” the trooper who survived the ambush at the barracks describes what it was like on the night when he and another state trooper were shot. Trooper Alex Douglass, one of two shot that night, and the only one to survive, told jurors all he's been through since the sniper attack in September of 2014.

Poconos making a splash with indoor water parks

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In this March 8, 2017, file photo, guests take a dip in a newly opened wave pool in the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center's indoor water park in Pocono Manor, Pa. The picturesque Pocono Mountains region is re-emerging as a haven for family fun, much as it was in the 1950s, with the popularity of indoor water park resorts that provide year-round entertainment.

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State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks soon after his capture in October 2014 Eric Matthew Frein, 33, of Canadensis, Pa., is being tried for the murder of Corporal Bryon K. Dickson II and critical injury of Trooper Alex T. Douglass in a shooting ambush at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at Blooming Grove that occurred late on Friday, Sept. 12. After a massive manhunt through the woods of Pike and Monroe Counties, Frein was captured by U.S. Marshals on Oct. 30, near an abandoned airport hangar at Birchwood-Pocono Airpark in the Tannersville area.

Pocono Interstates Littered with Trash

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A mattress parked on the side of Interstate 80 near Bartonsville, boxes, cans and bottles welcoming you to downtown districts – it's what drivers see on Interstates 80 and 380 in the Poconos. “I think they should have a patrol truck out there picking that stuff up, along with the animals.

Vietnam Veterans Unveil Memorial in Stroudsburg

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Members of the Pocono chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America unveiled the memorial in front of hundreds of people in Stroudsburg. Among the crowd were family and friends of some of the servicemen whose names will forever be carved in stone.

Four Teens Charged With Burglary Offenses For Multiple Thefts

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State police in Dunmore say 19-year-old Nicholas Hnatusko of Jefferson Township, 19-year-old Louis Florio of Madison Township, 18-year-old Sean Shearin of Madison Township and 18-year-old Tristan Parris of Tannersville are all charged with burglary offenses in connection to thefts that took place on three separate occasions last year. Police say Hnatusko and Florio broke into Gardner's house in Springbrook Township sometime between August 3rd and the 6th and stole his safe, which contained two handguns, money and personal items.

Pocono planning commission rejects resort overlay ordinance

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For the second time in a few months, the Pocono Township Planning Commission rejected an attempt by developers to build a treatment center on the old Brookdale Resort's property. The planning commission voted five-to-two to not recommend an overlay ordinance to the township's board of commissioners.

Things to do, Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Memorial: Vietnam Veterans of America, Pocono Chapter 678, with the help of many people and organizations in the community, has arranged to construct a Memorial honoring those Monroe County residents who were killed in Vietnam as well as honoring all those who served. A dedication ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Monroe County Courthouse, 610 Monroe St., Stroudsburg.

You could be a streamwatcher

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Streamwatch training sessions will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at East Stroudsburg University's Moore Building, Room 201; and at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Northampton Community College's Kapp Hall, Room 104, at the Tannersville campus. You need attend only one session.

Interstate Signs Take Hard Hit from Blizzard

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There was plenty of damage after last week's blizzard and some of it can still be seen on our interstates. Several road signs took a hard hit.

Ski Resorts Flourish After Snow Storm

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With most major roadways cleared, plenty of people had a chance to actually enjoy the snow. Camelback Mountain Resort in Monroe County hosted what's usually their season “wrap-up party,” but the season appears to be far from over.

Ski Resorts Flourish After Snow Storm

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With most major roadways cleared, plenty of people had a chance to actually enjoy the snow. Camelback Mountain Resort in Monroe County hosted what's usually their season “wrap-up party,” but the season appears to be far from over.

Man charged in Pocono Township choking assault

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A man is charged after allegedly choking, slapping and punching his female passenger while driving under the influence Sunday in Pocono Township. Keith Leslie Haynes, 30, of Blairstown, N.J., is charged with strangulation, DUI, unlawful restraint, simple assault and reckless endangerment, along with a harassment citation.

Former Reeders pastor challenges murder conviction

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Serving life without parole in the Monroe County murder of his second wife and 20 to 40 years in the Lebanon County murder of his first wife, a former Jackson Township pastor continues to challenge the validity of the jury's conviction in the Monroe case. Monroe County President Judge Margherita Patti Worthington will issue a ruling at a future date on a petition filed by Arthur Schirmer, the 68-year-old former pastor at Reeders United Methodist Church, and heard in court Monday.

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St. Luke the Evangelist Church is a tiny mission church tucked in between two grocery stores, a block away from the town square in Bruce, Mississippi. This Catholic church is about the size of an average high school classroom, where Mass is said, CCD classes are taught and meals are shared – simply by moving chairs and tables around to fit the people.

Wise named acting president at LVH-Pocono

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It's understandable that, in the eight weeks since Pocono Health System merged with Lehigh Valley Health Network, the fused healthcare provider that's replaced Pocono Medical Center is still in a stage of learning. A lot has happened since December, when the former PMC announced the layoff of healthcare positions – predominately registered nurses from three departments – to accommodate recent patient volumes.

Mount Pocono Plaza Growing by Two

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“Yes finally. It's just sitting here empty and it just invites kids who are bored in to do things they shouldn't do,” said Catherine Lisk, Mount Pocono.

Hunger-free by 2020

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More than 1.7 million Pennsylvanians are “food-insecure,” or don't get enough to eat, according to a statistic quoted by Jessica Dokachev of Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley during Thursday's Monroe County Hunger Coalition community discussion at Northampton Community College in Tannersville. A majority of people across the U.S. view hunger as a high-priority issue in our country, but only about 40 percent of local residents believe it's a high-priority issue in their own communities, Dokachev told more than 50 representatives of various local agencies comprising the Hunger Coalition.

Homegrown sounds

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You don't have to travel far or pay an arm and a leg to hear great live music. The Pocono area is home to many local musicians who bring their talents to different venues around the area, and most shows are free.

Cop, lawyer running for Pocono Twp district judge

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Pocono Township Police Cpl. Daniel Kresge and attorney Jennifer Wise of Scotrun have announced their respective candidacies for the Pocono Township magisterial district judge seat currently held by Thomas Olsen, who plans to retire at the end of this year.