Around Town

Blood Drives American Red Cross blood drives will be held in the following locations: Thursday, Oct. 27, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Thomas More Parish, Route 191, 105 Gravity Road in Lake Ariel. Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Monroe County Conserv (read more)

What's Happening

To have your school, church or nonprofit social event in “What’s Happening,” email: Exact dates must be listed. NO EVENTS TAKEN BY PHONE. EVENTS ARE PRINTED ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS. Deadline — noon on Friday for the next (read more)

Literacy program for new parents

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Pocono Medical Center has partnered with Story Storks Inc. to become the first hospital in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to offer a literacy program for newborns. It made its debut recently at Pocono Medical Center’s Mother Baby Unit. Story Storks is a (read more)

Hospital donates to walk of honor

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Noting that Wayne Memorial Hospital began back in 1920 as a memorial to Wayne County veterans who had lost their lives in World War I, the hospital’s current chief executive officer, David Hoff, was honored to be asked to sponsor one of 17 podiums at the (read more)

Bags of comfort

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The Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund is partnering with community hair salons and specially shoppes to collect items of comfort. These include such items as chapstick, hand sanitizer, puzzle and activity books, peppermints, chewing gum, snacks, tissue (read more)

Mazda CX-3: impressive

2016 Mazda CX-3 Entry Price: $19,960 Price as Tested: $29,790 It’s no surprise that this new sub-compact SUV is impressive, as Mazda carefully brought this car to market based on combining the best of the Mazda 3 and the larger Mazda CX-5 big brother SUV. (read more)

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; Oct. 21, 2016

PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST BAKE 5-7 cups 1-inch bread cubes (crusty, whole grain) 7 large eggs 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 3 to 4 tablespoons brown sugar for topping 1 cup pecans or walnuts (opt (read more)