Andy Hrehorovich, co-founder of the Inventors Guild of the Poconos says, “If you have a great idea, don’t lose that ‘aha’ moment!” The Guild will meet on Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Stroudsburg University (ESU) Innovation Center. “We want to provide a platform for inventors and entrepreneurs to take their concepts to the next level.” The general public is encouraged to attend this free event.
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On Saturday, February 28, RUNA will return to The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Get ready for another special performance! RUNA is a Celtic roots music band that draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material.
The Featured Act for tonight’s Open Mic was a band from the Wilkes-Barre area called Folk by Default, highlighting guitarist Brian and singer Kayla. Their set was a medley of beautifully done, well-written covers. The band also performed several original pieces. The instrumental was technical and managed to flow very well, while Kayla’s range was incredible and absolutely gorgeous. I spoke to Kayla and Brian after the show and asked them about Folk by Default. Turns out the group was formed by classical singer Kayla, whose singing is clearly influenced by Hayley Williams of Paramore. Folk by Default’s style is described as Pop Punk that evolved from Classic Punk. The show was enjoyable overall.
On Thursday, April 24, contenders for the 115th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District Republican primary race squared off during a debate at East Stroudsburg University’s Beers Lecture Hall. The debate was sponsored by ESU’s political science department, the College Republicans, and the American Democracy Project. The event began with a brief explanation of the format by Dr. Jeffrey Weber, chair of ESU’s political science department. Dr. Weber hosted the debate alongside assistant professor Dr. Adam McGlynn, American Democracy Project coordinator.
All proceeds from vaccine clinic & grooming benefits Relay for Live – Arc of Hope.
A stream of testimonials continues to flow into the Independent Gazette from all over Pennsylvania and beyond regarding the abuse of judicial power rampant in family courts. In addition to verbal threats and intimidation, multiple sources claim the courts are issuing gag orders to guarantee silence in custody cases involving the physical and sexual abuse of children. Judges are forbidding both litigants and non-litigants alike from speaking not only to media, but even to their own family members.
An incorrect narrative continues to be expressed by the Times-Tribune and by certain supporters of the current commissioners: that the Lackawanna County Government Study Commission has somehow moved beyond its authority by looking into complaints from citizens regarding the current operations of county government.
Congressional candidate (PA-11) Andy Ostrowski joins Lou and Mike to offer his valuable insights—as a practicing civil rights attorney and judicial reform advocate—into the dynamics that have led to developments such as Kids for Cash and Custody for Cash. In a word, the lawyers within the system have been “acculturated.” Ostrowski also discusses his bid to unseat Congressman Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania’s 11th District. One of Ostrowski’s campaign emphases: restoring the true meaning of the “consent of the governed.”
The VCA (Voters’ Choice Act) aims to extend to independents, the fastest growing electorate in Pennsylvania, and third party candidates the same criteria needed to be placed on the ballot as Republican and Democratic. Currently there exists a large disparity in the number of nomination signatures needed for independents to get on the ballot compared to the quantity needed by members of the Republican and Democratic Parties. The challenge period — the span of time following the submission of nomination petitions during which they may be contested — is also more onerous for independents. Successfully defending against such a challenge often delays an official entry onto the November ballot until late into the election cycle, thus diminishing the impact on the electoral process by independent and third party office-seekers.
A brand new war has begun. The first shots were fired this past January 9 during the State of American Business address given by Thomas J. Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce. It is a strange war — almost like a civil war where brother battles brother and fathers and sons are at each others’ throats. Two giants espousing many of the same basic beliefs, abiding by very similar principles, and with very similar goals are prepared to stand toe-to-toe and battle it out to the finish. In short, the Chamber has declared war on the Tea Party.