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• Tuesday, May 3, 3-7 p.m., The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 100 Shawnee Inn Drive in Shawnee on Delaware.
• Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monsignor McHugh School, 212 Pennsylvania Route 390 in Cresco.
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More than 200 students from Greeki organizations at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) joined members of the local community in a day of spring clean-up. Members of Kappa Delta Rho, Alpha Sigma Tau and Theta Chi participated as a way to promote ESU’s Global Week activities and to provide service to the borough of East Stroudsburg.
Students opted to clean areas that are routine pathways to and from campus for University students, faculty and staff including Analomink Street, Crystal Street, Prospect Street, Ransberry Avenue, the area near the inter-borough bridge and East Brown Street to University Ridge Apartments. The Eastburg Community Alliance (ECA) sponsors several clean-up days throughout the year as part of The Great American Clean Up and Keep PA Beautiful initiative.
The East Stroudsburg University (ESU) women’s soccer team was recognized for its 2015 season at a recent meeting of the university’s council of trustees. The team won its second straight PSAC championship and its first-ever NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional title, earning a spot in the national quarterfinals. ESU finished the season ranked No. 9 in the final national rankings, the best in program history. The Warriors have a record of 34 wins, 8 losses and 3 ties over the last two seasons. Head coach Rob Berkowitz has guided ESU to two of its four PSAC women’s soccer championships, which are tied for the most in the history of the conference.
The Pocono Arts Council will offer the fillowing classes during the month of April. Classes, unless otherwise noted, are held at the Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. Seventh St. in Stroudsburg. To register call 570-476-4460 or register online at poconoarts.org.
• Oil Painting, instructor John McAllister, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 5, 12, 19, 26.
This ongoing workshop focuses on the individual, helping them to develop their own personal style and technique working with the oil medium. Learn how to develop your painting by understanding drawing and composition, light and shadow, color, preparation of materials and the application of paint. Working at your own pace, you pick the subject while the instructor guides you through the painting process.
CREAMED ZUCCHINI SOUP
1-1/2 pounds zucchini, cut
into 1-inch pieces
1-1/2 cups water
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and black pepper, to taste
3/4 cup light cream
In saucepan, combine zucchini, water, onion, garlic, bouillon, thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until zucchini is tender. Remove from heat. Cool. Place zucchini mixture in blender and process until smooth. Return to saucepan. Stir in light cream; heat slowly. Yield: 2 to 3 servings.
Entry Price: $16,845
Price as Tested: $27,300
This week, we drive the 2016 Fiat 500X Lounge, the longer wheelbase and heavier 500 from the folks at Fiat. Built in Melfi, Italy, the 500 relies on an engine and transmission built in the United States and arrives dressed in upper class “Lounge” motif. We continue to appreciate Fiat’s efforts to offer the larger 500s in addition to the sub-compact two-door 500s based on passenger room and the built-in safety heavier cars offer.