Monroe County economic summit

Monroe County is competing for jobs, resources, talented people and innovative businesses. The economic vitality of the county has been an ongoing topic of discussion by businesses, educators, healthcare and social service providers, government officials, and the economic development partners in our region for decades. Leading Change – Thinking Outside the Box is the theme for this year’s Economic Outlook Summit scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11 at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania. The Summit will feature keynote speakers, a panel discussion and a candid conversation on change and the future of Monroe County, Pennsylvania. (read more)

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  • Steam train excusions planned
  • What's Happening
  • Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; Aug. 28, 2015
  • PEEC Sept. Events


The Poconos in the news

Success story kicks off United Way campaign

PLAINS TWP. — By age 15, Liz Murray was homeless, living on the streets and eating from dumpsters. Her parents were cocaine and heroin addicts in the Bronx, New York. There rarely was food in her house and Murray said many nights, she and her sister Lisa

Pocono Medical Center expands primary care in Stroudsburg with facility on West Main Street

Pocono Medical Center announced the grand opening of its new primary care facility located on West Main Street in Stroudsburg. There was a ribbon-cutting event on Sept. 1 celebrating the facility. For the past two years, Pocono Medical Center has centrali

Going Out for Sept. 3-6

NIGHTLIFE Thursday BAR LOUIE, Plains Township: Jax Trio BREAKERS, Plains Township: Big Things BandELIXER, Plains Township: Robb Brown EVOLUTION, Plains Township: The Zu EXECUTIVE LOUNGE, Plains Township: DJ KevMOHEGAN SUN POCONO, Plains Township: Bon Jers

Plan will open 2 treatment centers in NEPA

Geisinger Health Plan and a Massachusetts-based rehabilitation firm announced plans on Tuesday to open two opioid-addiction treatment centers in Northeastern Pennsylvania. CleanSlate Addiction Treatment Centers of Massachusetts will open an outpatient tre

The future of faith: ‘Nurture, sustain and grow’

Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz had his first real encounter with the Diocese of Jackson’s parish pastoral leaders, known as lay ecclesial ministers, two months after the Dunmore native became spiritual leader of the Mississippi diocese. It was Holy Week in 2014,


Readers' Choice 2015

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