The Notara Dance Theatre presents the 2014 Nutcracker Ballet. The show, in its 31st year, features a group of professional ballet artists from New York City and more than 75 dancers from the local community. Show times are Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the East Stroudsburg High School South Auditorium, 279 N. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg.
The Nutcracker Ballet is appropriate for all ages. The Notara Dance Theatre’s version of this classical ballet has been performed for children and their grown-ups for 31 seasons in the Poconos. Officials say Tchaikovsky’s familiar holiday music will transport the audience to a magical land where everything is sweet, with the exception of the swashbuckling sword fight between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker.
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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Greek Life came together on on a recent Sunday to clean up the streets of East Stroudsburg.
“We care about the image of our community and we are doing our best to make sure that we keep the campus and surrounding areas clean,” Robert Rinehart, a senior sport management major from Brodheadsville and the Interfraternity Council President said.
Rinehart worked with Candice Cantore, a senior public health major and the Panhellenic Council president, to reach out to members who were willing to volunteer their efforts and help the clean-up initiative.
Build a Playground
Playworld Systems of Lewisburg has donated a playground structure for the VanBuskirk/Haney (Ross Township) Park created in honor of the victims who were killed during a public meeting in 2013.
The equipment has arrived in pieces and needs to be put together. A community build is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22, starting at 8 a.m. Organizers will take anyone willing to follow instructions and give of their time and efforts to make this happen. Call 570-992-9733 or email@example.com to volunteer.
FAMILY-STYLE ROAST TURKEY
15 slices white bread, cut into small cubes
1 (8-pound) turkey
1 teaspoon oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon dried sage
Dash of black pepper
1 small apple, peeled and chopped
1 cup water
3/4 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
2014 Fiat 500
Entry Price: $16,445
Price as Tested: $29,945
This week, we drive the 2014 Fiat 500c, delivered with turbocharged Abarth mechanicals and finished in a unique GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly) magazine designer trim. The “c” denotes Cabrio as a power actuated soft top lets in all or just some of the sunshine thanks to three “stop” positions.
Although Fiat’s little sub-compact never crossed my mind as an “upper-crust” type car, the company continues its 500 branding with special “GQ” type editions, including a Gucci model and soon to released “1957” retro edition. As for names and models, all Fiat 500s are pretty much the same, the big difference being turbo and non-turbo models.
Pocono Alliance held its annual Report to the Community Breakfast at Shawnee Inn recently. During the event, executive director Michael Tukeva highlighted the accomplishments from the past year including the 10-year celebrations for the Healthy Start Early Childhood Screening Program and PoconoInfo, Monroe County’s Information & Referral Line.
The Healthy Start program provided 1,065 developmental, vision and hearing screenings for children under 5 last year. Tukeva said they have received additional funding for screenings and hope to almost double their numbers for the upcoming year.