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Friday Feature

Friday, October 25, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Bob Vybrenner responds to questions about Victorian mourning.

Fifty adults took the challenge.

It was a night devoted to the reality that human life has a 100% mortality rate, and our patterns of mourning evolve.

The public was invited, and 50 inquisitive, brave-hearted souls accepted on an eve when a foreboding feeling was in the air.

Silent fog rolled in. Darkness fell and a heavy mist turned to drizzle, eventually rain.

Similar to Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians,' guests meandered one by one into the former Christian church.

Friday, October 18, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Stroud Mansion is now home to the Monroe County Historical Association. Currently there is a display of "Pennsylvania Pride" featuring products made in the state of Pennsylvania during the time of 1830s to present. The historic 1795 Stroud Mansion is the finest example of Georgian-style architecture in Monroe County. The 12-room house was built by Jacob Stroud, founder of Stroudsburg and a Revolutionary War colonel, as a home for his eldest son, John.

"Pennsylvania Pride" is something we all should share in.

To help feel some of that pride there is a wonderful display at the Monroe County Historical Association (MCHA) located at the historic 1795 Stroud Mansion in Stroudsburg. It celebrates many Pennsylvania businesses, past and present, some dating as far back as the 1830s, and the many products that have been and continue to be manufactured right here in Pennsylvania. The display will be up until December 20.

Friday, October 11, 2013
An old, grainy photo by an unknown photographer shows striking miners unknowingly marching to their death on September 10, 1987.

The Lattimer Massacre was utter carnage.

Many lay dead. Others, crying, lay dying, their blood soaking into the dusty road.

Well over one dozen were murdered. Many shot in the back. Another 36 were critically wounded. Some later died.

Their bodies had been ripped apart by metal-piercing bullets and buckshot from sixteen-cartridge Winchesters.

The scene was so gory that Sheriff James Martin, who'd orchestrated the slaughter by posse, mumbled the words "I am not well," as he gazed at what must have looked like a war scene. But this wasn't war.

Friday, October 11, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS The striking miners remain together forever at St. Stanislaus Polish Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hazleton.

Sebastian Broztowski, Michael Cheslock, Frank Chrzeszeski, Adalbert Czaja, John Fotta, Anthony Grekos, George Kulick, Andrew Mieczkowski, Andrew Monikaski, Clement Platek, Raphael Rekiewicz, John Skrep, Jacob Tamashontas, John Tarnowicz, Stephen Jurics, Andrew Jurecek, Stanley Zagorski, Adam Zieminski, Adalbert Ziemba

Friday, October 4, 2013
A millstone stands against the front wall of the mill.

McMichaels Creek runs through the small town of Sciota, Hamilton Township, Monroe County.

But for a short distance it goes crashing over a few small falls. It was this water that made the location an ideal place to start a mill.

Brinker's Mill, a log structure, is believed to have been built in 1729 and provided grist mill services to the local farmers.

During May, the mill was open and the Chestnuthill Historical Society visited during a demonstration day.

Friday, September 27, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS This rainbarrel, "About to Rise" was painted by Don Baylor and is located at Dunkleberger's on Main St., Stroudsburg.

We had a lot of rain this spring and early summer. Did you take advantage of all that free water?

How would you do that, you might ask?

Why, with a rain barrel. It collects rain water which can be used to water your flower plants and gardens.

The Monroe County Conservation District (MCCD) advises residents and businesses to purchase rain barrels. It is a way to conserve water and prevent water pollution because "we all live downstream."

Friday, September 20, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Nadalyn Imbriaco, Palmerton, has triumphed over a series of serious adult illnesses. The challenges have helped to shape the young woman she's become.

Nadalyn Imbriaco's early years have been topsy-turvy.

Before age six, she dealt with illnesses more commonly known to happen after age 60.

The experiences have left the 16-year-old Palmerton gal with the insight and maturity of a seasoned adult.

She is poised and gracious, and speaks with ease to people from all social strata.

Friday, September 13, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The color guard of the American Legion Post 927 of Gilbert led the Chestnuthill Township 250th Anniversary parade.

It was a bright sunny morning and a beautiful day in the neighborhood. There was the cadence of drums and the striking up of music. There's just something about hearing a marching band that stirs the heart. Those sounds of the Pleasant Valley High School marching band, led by James DeVivo, were the perfect start for the Chestnuthill Township's 250th Anniversary Celebration parade on Saturday as the color guard from the American Legion Post 927 of Gilbert led them around the perimeter of the West End Fairgrounds.

Friday, September 13, 2013
ELSA KERSCHNER A memorial display was placed in the Everett Building honoring David Fleetwood.

At noon, Sept. 7, following the anniversary parade, the Main Stage at the West End Fairgrounds was taken over by officials, some of whom presented proclamations honoring the milestone.

Norman Burger, president of the committee, began with a request that people reflect on the life of David Fleetwood and the others who were hurt mentally or physically at Ross Township a month ago.

Friday, September 6, 2013
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWSHard as it may be to believe, months old Haley Ginder has a huge smile, despite just undergoing a chemotherapy treatment at Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia.

Sometimes, you just know. Despite the advice from the professionals, sometimes a mother just knows when something is seriously wrong with her child. Whatever you want to call it intuition, instinct or just a mother's love, you know there is a problem.