COTA Inspires

Adia M. Gibbs is on a roll. The 37-year-old Stroudsburg resident has received several awards for her artwork since last summer, and she shows no signs of slowing down. With work strongly influenced by themes of family and music, Gibbs won the first place prize for multi media sculpture two years in a row at the COTA (Celebration of the Arts) art competition at the Dutot Museum in Delaware Water Gap. She also won the annual COTA poster contest with her design for the 2013 COTA festival. This year, she won a first place in ceramic sculpture from the Pocono Arts Council, and her latest piece, a large wall mural in Dansbury Park, was chosen by Project Street Art (founded by Shane Izykowsky, Director) as the winner in a call for mural designs to be painted in 10 public areas in Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg. (read more)

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The Poconos in the news

Voice of empowerment Clifton Twp. woman helps with disasters

June Ejk seems to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time. She was on hand to donate her type O-positive blood while vacationing in Turkey in 1999 when an earthquake hit.

Tobyhanna man killed in crash

A 19-year-old passenger died in a one-car crash in Tobyhanna early Saturday after the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, police said.

Michael Hancharick

Dec. 19, 2014 Michael “Pop” Hancharick, 87, of Drums passed away Friday afternoon following a short illness. Born in Branchdale on Nov. 19, 1927, he was the son of the late Joseph Hancharick and Julia (Popovich) Hancharick Legaza. He had resided in Drums

Police: Man raped little girl, girl's mother

A Paterson, New Jersey, man repeatedly raped a 6-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her mother for multiple years, Pocono Mountain Regional Police said.

Business Buzz, Dec. 21, 2014

Hesser Nissan makes donation Tom Hesser Nissan, located in Dunmore, presented Allied Services Integrated Health System with a donation of $3,827 toward the Ryan’s Run 5 fundraising campaign. On Oct. 4, Hesser Nissan celebrated the opening of its new deale