Around Town

Blood Drives Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school — it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types (read more)

What's Happening

To have your school, church or nonprofit social event in “What’s Happening,” email: poconotimes@timesshamrock.com. Exact dates must be listed. NO EVENTS WILL BE TAKEN BY PHONE. EVENTS ARE PRINTED ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS. Deadline — noon on Friday for t (read more)

Recipes from Helen's Kitchen; Feb. 21, 2018

CHICKEN AND CURRY BROWN RICE SOUP (A favorite requested by one of our readers. Delicious.) 2 chicken breast (about 2 cups) 3 cups chicken broth 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch slices 3 carrots, cut into 1/ (read more)

Unique labels and stories can enhance your Valentine’s Day wine

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While people drink wine in the U.S. more than ever, the fruit of the vine remains inextricably tied to romance. With Valentines Day around the corner, couples will be sharing bottles — that’s two glasses each if you have only one bottle. Any favorite wine (read more)

‘Transition to Work’ donation

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pocono, a nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider with locations throughout northeast Pennsylvania, recently received $3,000 from NBT Bank through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Thi (read more)

Single moms get Valentine treats

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More than 300 struggling single mothers in Monroe County had a slightly brighter Valentine’s Day this year because of Women United, a new group of women working together to make Monroe County a stronger community through philanthropy, advocacy and volunte (read more)

ESU students honored at Kennedy Center

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Four students from East Stroudsburg University’s theatre department earned honors at the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Founded in 1969, KCACTF is a national program that serves as a catalyst to improve the quality of (read more)