Congregation B’nai Harim June in-person activities canceled


Congregation B’nai Harim has canceled all in-house Temple activities for June until further notice.


Rabbi Peg is conducting services on Zoom. The next Shabbat morning service will be at 10:15 a.m. June 13.


Lox Academy will be held 11 a.m. June 14 using Zoom.


Dr. Antony Stevens-Arroyo presents “Jesus Was Not a Christian: How early mistakes soured later relations.” Dr. Stevens-Arroyo is Professor Emeritus from the History Department of Brooklyn College. He is active in MCU and has taken part in interfaith dialogue for many years. He is an engaging speaker whose style you are sure to enjoy. Bring your own bagel.


Congregation B’nai Harim is on Route 940 and Sullivan Trail (5349 Pocono Crest Road), Pocono Pines. For further information, call 570-646-0100 or visit bnaiharimpoconos.org.


Clymer to open for curbside pickup June 8


Starting June 8, The Clymer Library will be open for curbside pickup.


Follow our step by step guide


— To place items on hold: Use the website to search for items. Place items on hold online or by calling 570-646-0826.


— Wait for notification: You will receive a phone call when your items are ready for pickup. (Please note that wait times for holds are currently longer than usual due to the quarantining of items between patrons).


— After you receive a notification, come to the library.


— Pickup instructions: When you arrive, pull up to the curb. Show staff your library card. Grab your bag and enjoy.


Hours for curbside pickup are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.


All items can be returned in the outside book drop at the library, the Tunkhannock Township Building, or the Blakeslee Post Office.


The contactless curbside pickup model we are using provides maximum social distancing for patrons and staff. The staff ask that you wear masks when picking up your materials - for both your safety and ours. This may feel uncomfortable but is necessary to provide a safe service.


PRC encourages participation in Lens on Litter Photo Contest


Did you know that littering is against the law? Pennsylvania motorists can be fined up to $300 for littering from a vehicle and many municipalities have fines for pedestrians and businesses as well.


Use your camera or mobile device to identify the worst or unusual examples of litter in your Pennsylvania community by entering the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s annual Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Contest. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. Entries should help bring awareness to how litter threatens public health and safety, scenic beauty, property values, the environment or wildlife. Entries will be judged on six criteria: anti-litter message, originality, photographic technique, quality of photo, originality of title and severity of the litter. Contestants will be divided into two classes — students through 12th grade and adults. Six prizes, three to each group, will be awarded with the first-place winner receiving $500, second-place $250 and third-place $100. Entrants are encouraged to initiate a clean-up of the subject area and provide a photo of the results of your efforts for additional judging points. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 31.


Entries (limit five per person, no smaller than 4 by 6-inch and no bigger than 8 by 10-inch) should be sent to PRC Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Contest, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063. High resolution digital submissions may be sent to lensonlitter@prc.org. All entries (including digital) should include entrant’s name, address, email address, phone number, title given to photo, location of litter site and how you learned of the contest. Students must also include age, grade and name of school. Photos submitted without all the above will not be judged. Photos will not be returned and may be used by PRC at their discretion.


Questions may be directed to lensonlitter@prc.org and additional information, as well as previous winners, can be found at prc.org/lens-litter. Sponsorships available, please contact us at lensonlitter@prc.org.


Join us as a Lens on Litter sponsor and become an: Anti-Litter Champion, $1,000; Anti-Litter Advocate, $500; and Anti- Litter Supporter, $250.


Contribute by visiting prc.networkforgood.com or make checks payable to Pennsylvania Resources Council and sent to: Pennsylvania Resources Council, Lens on Litter Photo Contest, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063.