Pocono Jazz legend Bob Dorough died this week at age 94. His death was somewhat of a shock because he was performing at the top of his game right up until the time of his death. Bob performed quite regularly at the Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap and, despite his iconic stature, was…

Newman | Williams Attorney Jerry Geiger, President of the Pocono Youth Orchestra (PYO), announced this week a wonderful opportunity for student musicians in eastern Pennsylvania. The Ulysses String Quartet will be presenting an Interactive Concert/Demonstration for regional string players at the Stroudsburg Middle School, 200 Mountaineer Drive, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, on April 14, 2018 at…

We support many local organizations but one of our favorites is the Pocono Youth Orchestra (PYO). The PYO is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It just performed its winter concert series at East Stroudsburg University. We are pleased to report that our students played to a full house. The PYO gives students in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey the…

PennDOT announces 3rd Round Open House Meeting on December 5, 2017 PennDOT advises that it will hold a third round open house for the I-80 Reconstruction Project at the Stroudsburg High School on December 5, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. The public meeting will be an open house forum to review the project plans, including refined Phase 2…

Pocono music lovers were treated to a wonderful performance this past Friday by the National Youth Orchestra of China (NYO-China) on the campus of East Stroudsburg University (ESU). If you think that “youth orchestra” suggests less than virtuosity, you’d be sadly mistaken. These are brilliant students with many attending Julliard and other top international music…

We are pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for the Poconos. NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WRTI and WWFM, will record a radio broadcast at the Smith-McFarland Theater at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Friday, July 21 at 1 PM. The popular NPR…

The Eastern Monroe Public Library is having its annual book sale beginning Saturday at the Hughes Branch on Route 611 in Stroud Township. The sale is coordinated by the “Friends” of the library, an enthusiastic group of volunteers that raise needed funds for the library by working on this project throughout the year. Our office…

The National Youth Orchestra of China is on an international tour that will not only feature their performance at Carnegie Hall but also a visit to East Stroudsburg University in July. The Orchestra’s performance will be featured on the NPR program, “From the Top.” ESU has invited musicians from the Pocono Youth Orchestra (PYO) to…