Sea Creature Feature of the Week: Harp Seal
The Harp Seal's inclusion in the Phocidae family classifies it as a true seal. The Phocidae family is one of three lineages in the order Pinnipedia, and they have short flippers and no external ear flap. This animal may be found in the north Atlantic and Arctic waters in sub-polar to polar latitudes.
PennDOT: Monroe County Road Work This Week 11-7
Travels in Monroe county could be subject to delays this coming week. See PennDOT roadwork below. Monroe County, PA | According to PennDOT, drivers in Monroe County can expect upcoming work on state roads this week.
Mount Pocono Welcomes New Wawa Location
The wait is over, the brand-new Wawa location in Mount Pocono is open as of this morning. In support, the community came out big to welcome the new 940 location. Mount Pocono, PA | On Thursday, November 3, Wawa in Mount Pocono opened its doors for the first time, inviting the community to take part in the grand opening celebration. The celebration began at 8 AM with performances by the Pocono Mountain West Cheerleading team and Pocono Mountain East Marching band. The celebration also featured the "Hoagies For Heroes” Hoagie making contest, in which several local representatives from the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company, Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department, and the Geisinger Mount Pocono Pediatric Clinic competed to make the most sandwiches in three minutes. Although Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department came out on top, Wawa pledged $1,000 to a charity picked by each organization. State representatives Rosemary Brown and Maureen Madden were in attendance at the opening. Also in attendance was state Senator Mario Scavello’s chief of staff, Kristine Bush. Wawa was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, commending them for their, "Investment in the community and their strengthening of the local economy."
Don't Miss Out | Taurid Meteor Shower This Weekend
The Taurid meteor shower is an exciting two-part celestial event, with the Southern Taurids emerging Nov 4-5. With the Northern Taurids making their appearance between Nov 12-13. This weekend look up to the sky because this event is one you don't want to miss.
“Construction Of A Railroad Line” In Monroe County Among PA Projects To Receive Funding
Ten projects have recently received funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. Among those announced was the construction of a railroad line along the Pocono Mainline in Monroe County.
Energy Assistance Program Application Period Is Now Open For Qualifying Pennsylvanians
The application period for Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now open. Pennsylvania State | On Monday, October 31, Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Income Maintenance Deputy Secretary Inez Titus and Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chair Gladys Brown Dutrieuille announced the start of the annual Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2022-23 season.
Open Enrollment for Subsidized Healthcare Begins Today
The open Enrollment period for Pennsylvanians to apply, compare, and enroll in subsidized health coverage has started. Pennsylvania State | Tuesday, November 1, marks the start of the 2023 Open Enrollment period for Pennsylvanians to apply, compare, and enroll in health coverage through Pennie, the commonwealth’s official online health insurance marketplace.
Sea Creature Feature of the Week: Chambered Nautilus
Science | The Chambered Nautilus is one of six nautilus species that live in the open ocean's deep waters. They are one of the few shelled invertebrates that live in open water as opposed to the bottom of a reef and the only species of cephalopod with exterior shells. Nautilus have been around for over 480 million years, predating the dinosaurs. They are found in the Indo-Pacific seas and may grow to be 6 to 8 inches long.
How To Help A Halloween Hangover
Oct 31st, Halloween is officially here, and so are the hangovers. Here are some ways you can deal with the symptoms of a hangover in the Halloween spirit. Opinion | After a night out for a Halloween party, most dread the following morning hangover due to symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, thirst, headache, muscle aches, nausea, stomach pain, vertigo, sensitivity to lightandsound, anxiety, irritability, sweating, and increased blood pressure, according to National Institute on Alcohol and Health (NIAA).
Last Chance For Pennsylvania Voters To Receive Mail-In Ballots
Election Day is right around the corner, are you prepared to vote?. PENNSYLVANIA STATE | November 1st at 5 PM is the deadline to apply for a mail ballot for the November 8 general election.
Halloween Has Changed
Opinion | When people think of Halloween they picture a particularly American holiday with candy, costumes, and mischief, but Halloween has its somewhat ambiguous origins in multiple countries. Halloween is much more an amalgamation of multiple holidays and traditions. The earliest accounts we have of Halloween being celebrated is the record of a pagan Gaelic holiday named Samhain (pronounced SAH-won). Samhain was a celebration of the beginning of the winter and the end of summer. Celebrated on the night of October 31st through to the dawn of November 1st. Roughly situated between the winter equinox and the summer solstice, to mark the end of the harvest. Samhain was also a tradition of honoring and celebrating the dead. It was believed that the barrier between the living and the dead was weakest during this time, allowing recently dead spirits to be free to haunt, comfort, or escape their spiritual purgatory to either ascend to heaven or plummet to the underworld.
Pocono Muay Thai Instructor Prepares For National Title Match
Local Muay Thai instructor, Kruu Brandon “The Purple Scorpion” Maisonet, is slated to compete in the “Freedom 9" event for the National Championship Title. SPORTS | On Friday, November 11, Kruu Brandon “The Purple Scorpion” Maisonet, fighting out of Maisonets Muay Thai gym in Tobyhanna, will compete in Freedom Fighter Promotion’s Freedom 9 event for the Freedom USA Championship Title.
Pocono Heavyweight Muay Thai Fighter Prepares For Title Match This Saturday
Local heavyweight Muay Thai fighter, George “Ironside” Miller, is slated to compete in the “Takeover" fight event for the Heavyweight Championship Title. SPORTS | On Saturday, November 5, Kruu George “Ironside” Miller, fighting out of Maisonets Muay Thai gym in Tobyhanna, will compete in NYC Fight TV’s Takeover event for the NYC Fight TV’s Heavyweight Championship.
Best Haunted Attractions In Monroe County
That time of year for trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, ghouls, and goblins is here, and the local attractions have never been spookier. Monroe County, PA | The spirit of Halloween lasts all month long, but with October coming to a close soon, this will be the last chance to check out the haunted hotels, houses, and other scary attractions.
Self-care For The Soul This Saturday
Photo Provided by the Proverbs 31 Influencer Network. Ladies, take a moment to deeply connect with your body, mind, and soul. Join like-minded women on this same journey of self-care this Saturday.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Weekly Warrant Update 10-26
Photo provided by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office would like the community’s assistance in locating the following wanted individuals. MONROE COUNTY, PA | On Wednesday, Oct. 26, The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released its weekly warrant report containing the newly added warrants for this week.
Local Business Prepares For 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
Local businesses and individuals are rallying, raising money to purchase Thanksgiving meals for families in the area for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Monroe County, PA | From now until November 11, donations are being accepted for the 2nd annual Kindness Goes Full Circle Fundraiser. The purpose of the fundraiser is to purchase Thanksgiving meals for families in the area. The meals will be distributed from Christain Life Assembly church in Stroudsburg on Tuesday, November 15.
Sea Creature Feature of the Week: Oceanic Whitetip Shark
The Oceanic Whitetip Shark gets its name from the patches on the ends of its dorsal, pectoral, and tail fins. This shark may be found all over the world in tropical and subtropical environments, primarily in the open ocean. Their body color varies depending on where you encounter them, but they are commonly grey to brown.
PA School Safety Conference Plans To Put An End To School Violence
In today’s society, sending children to school can cause anxiety and fear among parents. To curb these fears and return to classifying schools as safe environments a conference was held to better secure our schools and children.
Pocono Chamber Of Commerce Highlight and Award Outstanding Women In Monroe County
This past Thursday, the Pocono Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever award reception to honor outstanding women in Monroe County. Reeders, PA | On Thursday, October 20, the Pocono Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee hosted its first-ever awards reception at Mountain Springs Lake Resort in Reeders, recognizing outstanding women in Monroe County. During the night, two scholarships were awarded to local female students looking to continue their education as well as the first-ever Pocono Chamber Woman In Business Award awarded to one outstanding woman amongst a group of outstanding women.
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