Stroudsburg's Tyler Henry drains a three during the Mounties' 51-46 win over Bangor Saturday night, which ended the Slaters' (14-1) undefeated season. Henry led Stroudsburg (8-4) with 15 points, including four, three-pointers. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Daily Photo Larry Cory
Pocono Arts Council Awards
Darlene-Farris LaBar, an East Stroudsburg University Professor of Art + Design, received her MFA from the School of Art and Design at Purchase College, a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an AAS in Digital Media Arts from the College of Technology in New York City. Darlene’s work requires scholarly research through environmental interaction and the studying of a variety of eco-systems. It focuses on preserving various plant and fower species of the natural world through the use of 3D digital designing and printing. Most recently, Darlene was honored as one of the top 30 most infuential woman in 3D printing from around the world. Her work has been represented in places such as New York City, Philadelphia, California, Brazil, Columbia, Sweden, Shanghai, Germany, London, Paris, and Dubai. Currently, Darlene continues to document and 3D-print fowers that are native and signifcant to the Swiss Alps, Kiribati and, more importantly to us, the Pocono Region. She will be also exhibiting her work in a solo show at both Stroudsmoor Country Inn and Millersville University this Spring.
Jill Gleeson-Doherty comes from a long-line of artistic women and it is they who have inspired her throughout her life. Predominantly self-taught, she participated in some small workshops in her twenties but didn’t start studying in earnest and with recognized artists until her forties. Working primarily in acrylics, charcoal and pastels, Jill has always been drawn to color and movement. Light against dark and soft against hard is what she constantly sees and strives to capture. “Even though I get lost in my natural surroundings”, says Jill, “my paintings take on their own form of color. I love to embellish the beauty I see around me. I can, and do, draw and paint realism, but I prefer a more ‘stylized’ colorful world. “ Her work has been collected by art-lovers in Canada, Great Britain and across the United States.
Sarah Lanier has dabbled in the arts since 7th grade, , but it was only a few years ago that she began to seriously explore her love of painting. It was at the urging of her husband and their two daughters that she began showing her work publically. Drawn to the contrasts in nature and life, Sarah works in acrylics to create paintings that refect light and darkness, hope and pain. She strives to capture those moments we all experience in life…when you realize that life is short and precious. Rather than striving for realism, Sarah prefers to use broader strokes that heighten the raw emotion of the moment.
From her early youth, creating art has always been a passion of Judy Skidmore Moeller. She studied Commercial Art and Design at Antonelli
Institute of Art and Photography in York, Pa. and continued her formal education over the years with many talented teachers both locally and nationally. Says Judy “Painting in oils is very rewarding to me. I appreciate the texture of the paint, the richness of the colors and how the paint performs when manipulated. Oils can be used thick and heavy or thinned down as much as watercolors. I am drawn to paint landscapes, wildlife and still life. In my work, I love to play with colors and to push contrasts and vibrancy to help bring subjects to life. I believe this helps to make a more interesting and eye catching subject.”
Jason Williamson – Winning Second Place in the Landscape Exhibition, Third in both the Abstraction and Look to the Sky Exhibition and First in the Local Landmark Exhibition takes incredible talent! And it was accomplished in a little over a year by Pocono Arts Council member Jason Williamson. Adding to these successes, Jason is now one of fve winners of the 2017 ArtPop billboard competition. That is why we have named him as our frst “Emerging Artist of 2017”.
Born into an artistic family 31 years ago, Jason moved here from N.J. when he was two years old. His love of art began at a very young age. His artistic skills became further refned through education and several mentors, including renowned local artist John James. He graduated from Pocono Mountain High School, attended Northampton Community
College and studied Fine Art at Kutztown University. Working predominantly in oils, Jason favors a loose impressionistic style and has also mastered the art of abstraction. Both his
impressionistic and abstract paintings are equally compelling and both have been prize-winners for this talented young man. When there is an exhibition at the Pocono Arts Council, you are sure to see one or two pieces of Jason’s artwork. Prints of his work are available online at fneartamerica.com. And be sure to visit Jason on Facebook at “Jason Williamson Fine Art”.
NCC Monroe Campus Study Abroad
Bon Voyage! Thursday, January 26 , 11:15 am - 12:15 pm , Room 106, Kapp Hall, Monroe Campus will feature programs to study abroad.
Northampton Community College offers an extensive Study Abroad program. There are two programs available Spring: Copenhagen, France, Greece, Spain
Summer: Costa Rica; Greece, Italy, Peru and Intensive language in China and Spain
For additional information email email@example.com.
Pennsylvania Part of Smart Belt
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) have formed the Smart Belt Coalition – a first-of-its-kind collaboration – with transportation agencies in Ohio and Michigan that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.
The coalition, which includes transportation and academic partners, brings together leaders on these technologies to support research, testing, policy, funding pursuits and deployment, as well as share data and provide unique opportunities for private-sector testers.
While coalition membership may expand in the future, participating agencies and universities include:
• Pennsylvania: PennDOT, PTC and Carnegie Mellon University;
• Michigan: Michigan Department of Transportation and University of Michigan
• Ohio: Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission and the Ohio State University and Transportation Research Center.
With similar climates, commercial truck traffic and active work on these technologies in the participating states, the coalition will be a resource for transportation stakeholders and the private sector alike.
The coalition is developing its strategic plan which initially focuses on:
• Connected and automated applications in work zones, including uniform work-zone scenarios offering consistency for testers as well as technologies offering better information to motorists.
• Commercial freight opportunities in testing, including platooning (connecting more than one vehicle) and potential coordination on interstates.
• Incident management applications providing better information to and infrastructure for emergency responders and other agencies.
Moving forward, the coalition will finalize a strategic plan outlining the framework for participants and opportunities for private-sector testers. The coalition is the latest example of Pennsylvania's commitment to safe and innovative development of these technologies and complements the Autonomous Vehicle Policy Task Force, which is chaired by PennDOT. Learn more about the task force, which includes government, academic and private-sector members, at www.penndot.gov under "Projects & Programs" and then "Research and Testing.
Live Eagle Nest Cam
By clicking on the photo you can see and hear activity at an eagle nest - live.
Season three began December 28 at the Hanover nest. The cameras and audio equipment installed for the 2016 season continue to provide excellent views and audio of this eagle family.
The live stream began December 17, 2016 shortly after the installation of two new cameras and audio equipment. Eggs were laid on February 18 and 21. March 28 one of the eggs hatched; the nestling died two days later, perhaps injured by a branch being moved in the nest. The other egg never hatched and remained n the nest until May 23 when one of the adults removed the remnants from the nest.
Hanover is located in south-central PA about five miles from the Mason-Dixon line.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - JANUARY 22
'Unabomber' Pleads Guilty
On this day in 1998, in a Sacramento, California, courtroom, Theodore J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him, acknowledging his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the “Unabomber.”
Born in 1942, Kaczynski attended Harvard University and received a PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan. He worked as an assistant mathematics professor at the University of California at Berkeley, but abruptly quit in 1969. In the early 1970s, Kaczynski began living as a recluse in western Montana, in a 10-by-12 foot cabin without heat, electricity or running water. From this isolated location, he began the bombing campaign that would kill three people and injure more than 20 others.
Smart Home Features Could Help Sell Your House
(BPT) - Fresh paint on the walls, professional staging and an asking price that ends in 999 - when you're selling your home, you'll do whatever you can to help it stand out and sell faster. Because the National Association of Realtors is predicting modest growth for the 2017 real estate market, as a seller you want every edge you can get. And on the heels of the popular Consumer Electronics Show in January, perhaps that edge is a smarter home.
According to IHS Markit and CNBC, 80 million smart home devices were delivered worldwide last year. That's a 64 percent increase from 2015.
Here are six trending smart home features that might catch buyers' attention and help sell your home faster:
* Keyless/remote entry door locks - Have you ever left the house and worried that you left the front door unlocked? If your home is equipped with a keyless/remote entry door lock - available from multiple manufacturers - you can use an app on your smartphone to lock the door from wherever you are. Some manufacturers make versions that will also send a text or email to your phone when the door opens. Locks that can be programmed with multiple entry codes also allow you to see who comes and goes and when.
* Smart lighting - From lighting automation that allows you to control lights remotely and wirelessly, to energy-efficient LED bulbs that can change color to match your mood and decor, lighting has come a long way. Some smart lights work in tandem with home automation systems to allow you to turn them on or off, or even dim them, from an app on a smartphone or tablet. Others require no communication hub and can be controlled directly from your mobile device. You can also put some smart bulbs on timers (using your wireless device), sync them with certain TV shows or movies, and integrate them with security cameras and thermostats.
* DIY security systems - Don't want to sign a contract or deal with complex security systems? Install-it-yourself security systems are affordable and offer security features like cameras, sensors, motion detectors and alarms or sirens, without the need for a security service to monitor them.
* Smart appliances - The Internet of Things (IoT) - everyday objects that have network connectivity - includes a growing list of smart appliances. Many manufacturers are offering washers, dryers, refrigerators and other home appliances that can communicate with you - and each other - wirelessly. Many can be controlled remotely from your smartphone - so if you leave the house and can't remember if you turned off the stove, you can check in and turn it off using your smartphone app.
While appliances aren't always included in a home sale, they do make for interesting features that keep your home top of mind to buyers.
* Smart plugs - One of the easiest, most affordable smart home upgrades you can make is to add smart plugs to your home. These Wi-Fi-enabled plugs fit existing outlets and can be controlled from a smartphone app. Plug anything into a smart plug, like lights or a television, and you can turn it on or off remotely, track energy consumption, or even create an on-off schedule.
* Temperature controls - Programmable thermostats were just the beginning; today's home temperature controls are even smarter. Like other smart home features, smart thermostats can be controlled remotely from your mobile device. You can program them to make automatic temperature adjustments and then use your smartphone to override the program like turning up the heat on a particularly cold day. Some smart thermostats learn from household behavior and adjust the temperature to meet your family's needs and save energy, while others adjust based on the number of people in a room. And several can now be operated via voice-controlled virtual assistants.
Tips on Finding a College Scholarship
(StatePoint) College is expensive, and while families should focus on saving what they can, students should not forget to apply to the wealth of scholarships available nationwide.
Millions of scholarships, worth billions of dollars are awarded annually. Beyond in-house scholarships offered by the institutions themselves, a number of federations and organizations offer money to students with particular aptitudes, achievements and aspirations.
“Scholarships can make a significant dent in out-of-pocket college spending, but finding and applying for them requires an up-front investment of effort,” says Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie Mae.
The college financing experts at Sallie Mae are offering scholarship application tips:
• Applying is worth the time and effort. Even if the award is small, take the time to apply to every scholarship for which you are eligible. It is money that doesn’t have to be paid back, and it can be used for textbooks, supplies or other college-related expenses.
• Deadlines and details matter. In the highly competitive scholarship arena, missing a deadline or overlooking application requirements will likely disqualify an applicant. Stay organized with a spreadsheet that includes due dates and other important information.
• Apply each year. Approximately half of available scholarships are for students already enrolled in college. Take the time to apply annually to ease the year-to-year tuition burden.
• Impress the judges. Something seemingly as small as a thank you note can have a disproportionately large effect on how an application is regarded. Be courteous and thoughtful throughout the process.
• Shop around. Go deep. There are scholarships for students who want to study subjects as diverse as candy making, potato growing and welding technology. Additionally, scholarships are available for particular circumstances, such as community college students transferring to four-year institutions, or students who are the first in their family to attend college.
• Don’t spend. The goal is to save money, not spend it. Guidance counselors and school financial aid offices can recommend free, reputable scholarship search sites, such as Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae, which just added two million scholarships to its database, offering access to more than five million scholarships worth nearly $24 billion. Those who register are automatically eligible to win the Plan for College Sweepstakes, which awards $1,000 each month to a winner selected at random.
• Continue to save and plan. Landing a scholarship is just one component of being prepared for college. Continue to set aside savings. Free college planning tools are available online in Sallie Mae’s College Planning Toolbox.
For more tips on how to get started finding free money for college and for information on saving, planning and paying for college, visit www.SallieMae.com.
Spend some time investigating all your college financing options. Scholarships are an excellent way to supplement your savings and other funding sources.
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Fraternal Order of Eagles - First Sunday of Every Month, Franternal Order of Eagles Aeries 1106. Doors: 5pm Kitchen: 6pm Games: 7pm
East Stroudsburg Elks - Every Wednesday. Doors:5pm Early Birds: 645pm. Bingo:7pm
Polk Township Fire Co. - Every Thursday. Doors: 5pm Games: 6:45pm
Power House of Prayer - East Stroudsburg Wednesday and Sunday. Doors: 5pm. Bingo:7pm
VFW Post 2540 East Stroudsburg - Friday Night. Doors, Kitchen: 5pm. Early Bird: 6:45pm
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