Books in very good to excellent condition are being accepted as donations to the Clymer Library for its summer book sale, which will be held on Thursday through Saturday, June 9-11. Also being accepted are DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, magazines and puzzles and games.
Fiction and non-fiction for youth and adults, how-to books and biographies are especially welcomed. No textbooks or travel books that are more than five years old or computer how-to books more than two years old will be accepted. Magazines such as National Geographic, Audubon, Smithsonian or Bon Appetite are needed, and should have covers in good condition and are bundled by date in groups of six. Puzzles and games containing all pieces, in original boxes are also needed.
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SIRLOIN STEAK WITH
1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut 1-inch thick
1/2 to 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 large onion, thinly sliced
Sprinkle both sides of steak with pepper. In a 10-inch skillet, cook steak in hot cooking oil over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking.
The Honesdale Rotary Club will hold its Night at the Races Friday, May 27, at the Beach Lake Fire Hall. A $15 admission fee per person entitles you to a horse plus free snacks and beer. Name your horse and watch it compete. If your horse wins, you win $50. Additional horses cost $10 and bets are available throughout the night for $2 each.
The cash-only event will also include an instant bingo game and a 50/50 raffle. Attendees must be 21 to participate and an ID will be required to enter.
For more than 60 years, best friends Jim Price and John Riley made the environment of Monroe County a priority.
During the county-wide Earth Day celebration held recently at Northampton Community College in Tannersville, nature-minded people gathered to witness the men, now in their 80s, reunite and reminisce about Monroe’s earlier efforts in environmental preservation.
Today’s Pocono residents have them to thank for Monroe County Conservation Camp, which started in 1974 – Price was a founder, and Riley was also involved in its creation.
Pocono Alliance created its first-ever Youth4Solutions Grant this year to help spark community involvement in Monroe County. A grant of $500 was to be awarded to a youth community service project that addressed an important need in the community. The winning youth group was from the Monroe Career & Technical Institute (MCTI) Interact Club who proposed the idea of building garden beds at a local homeless shelter to help start a sustainable food source for those in need.
2016 Volkswagen Jetta
Entry price: $17,680
Price as tested: $23,145
This week, were driving Volkswagen’s 2016 Jetta that now comes powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four cylinder as standard instead of last year’s under-performing 2.0-liter non-turbo inline-four. Also new for 2016 is a standard infotainment system.
Still offering a very roomy interior for a compact car and pleasing “Passat-like” looks, Jetta continues its evolution as VW’s best-seller. To top off the advantages of a Jetta, our SE Connectivity model equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission was a real fuel mileage champ, delivering 28 city and 39 highway EPA estimates. And, at a final $23,145 retail that includes $820 delivery, it’s hard not to recommend a VW Jetta as an overall best buy candidate. (There was no charge for option packages metallic paint, leatherette interior and six-speed automatic).