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College Graduate Christopher James Cook of Stroudsburg, received a Bachelor of Arts in international studies with a minor in German from Norwich University. Fire Co. Carnivals • The Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. carnival will be held Wednesday, through Sa (read more)

What's Happening

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Civic group helping Guatemala volcano victims

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A civic group in the Pocono region is working to promote Latino pride. The main objective of Association Nucleo Cultural Latina-Americano (ANCLA Latina) is “to organize and develop social programs and cultural activities to help preserve the cultural iden (read more)

Kalahari breaks ground on expansion

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Kalahari Resorts and Conventions owners, the Nelson family, break ground on the company’s convention center expansion at the Pocono Mountains resort. Slated to open in 2019, the addition will more than double the size of the location’s existing meeting fa (read more)

Historical presentation

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The Monroe County Historical Association will hold a free program open to the public. Kendrick Bisset, a retired railroad signal engineer, will give his presentation, “Phoebe Snow: Who (or What) Was She?” as part of the Third Thursday Lecture Series. The (read more)

Foundation makes donation

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Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) representatives present a $500 grant to Lackawanna College staff. The grant will be used to purchase instructional equipment for the licensed massage therapist program at Lackawanna’s Lake Region Center. From left: (read more)

Students receive nursing scholarship

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Two families with ties to Wayne Memorial Hospital and a shared desire to assist individuals pursuing a career in the field of nursing, have helped make the road to higher education a reality for four graduates of the 2018 Luzerne County Community College (read more)