Saturday, June 18, 2016

Woodrow in the Borough

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

On a day that betrayed the forecast of a rain filled evening, the borough of Stroudsburg, PA presented an installment of their Outside Concerts at Courthouse Park Series on Thursday June 16th. This week's concert featured a duet known as Woodrow The duo consists of with Theresa Ratcliff on Vocals and Brian Bramkamp on Guitar who are well known and loved throughout the area. They can be seen every Sunday evening at The Sherman Showcase's Open Mic Nite but their next performance will be at The Origins Gallery on Saturday June 18th for their Photography Show Reception and The Forwardian Arts Society's Cover to Cover V Contest. The duo were joined on this occasion by Pete Taney of The Juggernaut String Band who lent his Banjo playing skills to the performance. Together, their songs filled the air with compositions that gently created a tender disposition among the gathering while others renderings flowed among their thoughts reforming their perceptions of reality.

In addition to the music, there were several family orientated activities available to everyone. These included an opportunity to utilized some colored chalk and encouragement supplied by St'Art Stroudsburg to adorn the Monroe street section next to the park. Children from nine years to nine decades filled the streets and their clothing with colors as they created images reflecting their imagination along with those reminiscent of the English fairy tale titled, “Jack and the Beanstalk” (aka “The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean”). Jody Singer, the Director of The Origins Gallery, joyfully distributed the pieces of magic to the crowds that gathered.

It was a fun and relaxing time spent in the borough listening to music, playing with chalk, and chatting with friends. The departure of those who gathered to enjoy the experience were filled with anticipation for the next concert in the series. The next Outside Concert at Courthouse Park is scheduled for Thursday June 23rd beginning at 6pm and will feature the music of Roy Ramos. You'll find more photographs taken during the Thursday June 16th installment of the Outside Concerts at Courthouse Park Series in the Woodrow in the Borough Gallery at

The borough of Stroudsburg, PA is located in Monroe County in the Northeast (Pocono Mountains) region of the state which is its biggest tourist attraction. The borough serves as the Monroe County seat and is the only traditional downtown in the area. The town was laid out by Col. Jacob Stroud (1735–1806) in 1799. You can learn more about Stroudsburg, PA by exploring their Facebook Page at or their Website at

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