HAWLEY, PA — Cocoon Coffee House and Catering Company recently welcomed Julia Kent as executive pastry chef. The expansion will allow Cocoon to carry on the legacy of daily fresh-baked breads begun decades ago at its sister property, The Settlers Inn. Kent will create custom-made cakes for special occasions and provide freshly baked bread daily to Cocoon Coffee House and Mill Market at the Hawley Silk Mill.
Kent studied at Manhattan’s French Culinary Institute, now known as the International Culinary Center. She was most recently executive pastry chef at Milford’s Hotel Fauchère. Read more
EAST STROUSBURG, PA — Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts will hold a bridal showcase at Pocono Palace Resort in East Stroudsburg on May 3, offering a grand prize drawing for attendees to win $5,000 toward a wedding. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce Business Education Seminar Series will begin with a seminar titled, “What’s Your Plan?” on Tuesday, April 28 rom 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn about business plans and pick an option that works for you. In this session you will begin to construct the pieces of the plan or update what you already have. This session is for anyone seeking clarity on the direction of his or her business. The seminar is free for Pike County Chamber members and $20 for non-members. RSVP to 570/296-8700 no later than April 24.
HONESDALE, PA — A grand re-opening ribbon cutting was held on Tuesday, April 7, for Capra Collina Winery, celebrating its move to a new location, 1029 Main St., near The Gentle Arts. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Combined Energy Services (CES), a local, family-owned regional energy supplier, recently provided a $1,000 heating fuel credit to Bethlehem Temple Church.
“Bethlehem Temple Church has been a CES fuel customer for more than 40 years,” said Mike Taylor, co-owner at Combined Energy Services. “We felt it was extremely important to help the church during this record cold winter, as they are not only a loyal customer, but also a staple in our community that enhances the quality of life by providing spiritual connections for so many.” Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Marshall and Sterling Insurance will celebrate the grand re-opening of its offices, now located at Route 42 and High Street, on Saturday, June 6. During the day, an “Iron Chef”-style sandwich-making contest will be held. Locals are encouraged to participate. Read more
New York, NY — Jeffrey Gerson, who maintains a residence in Barryville, has been named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2015 State-by-State. Gerson is executive director, sports and entertainment group director, senior portfolio management director and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley’s Penn Plaza Wealth Management office. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeff Bank has announced the appointment of Rhonda Decker to the role of senior vice president and branch administrator. In this role, Decker is responsible for oversight of Jeff Bank’s 12 banking locations including sales, customer service, operations, security and staffing. Read more
SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Rolling V Bus Corp., a Sullivan County-based passenger transportation company, announced the promotion of Chris Reebe to the position of maintenance director.
A Rolling V employee for more than 12 years, Reebe will now oversee the day-to-day safety and maintenance operations for all Rolling V operations, headquartered in South Fallsburg.
“The oversight of the department is now in Chris’ hands, and we are confident that he is the right person for the job,” said Rolling V Bus Corp. President Phil Vallone. Read more
UPPER DELAWARE REGION — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy welcomes the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort to the Green Lodging Partnership, an initiative that allows visitors to our region to invest in land conservation through a voluntary $2-per-stay donation at participating lodgings. Read more