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Hope for people with chronic Lyme?
Linda Carol, Today
Doctors currently don't understand chronic Lyme disease.Despite being treated with antibiotics multiple times for Lyme disease, Deborah Schlueter still experiences distressing symptoms, like a weakness on her right side and an occasional sensation that a bolt of electricity is spreading through her body. Her lingering symptoms are a mysterious side effect of the tick-borne disease.
Schlueter has been coping with Lyme for 20 years and was likely infected a long time before she was finally diagnosed — what doctors don't understand is why she still has symptoms, even after rounds of treatment.
"They don't know if the Lyme permanently damaged my body and immune system or if the bacteria weren't all killed off," said the 57-year-old Manhattan resident. "My Lyme doctor told me that the bacteria can kind of hide from antibiotics. It's a frustrating disease."
There is an urgency to improving blood testing methods for Lyme infection and treating its aftermath: Each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention by state health departments and the District of Columbia. But, according to the CDC, this is most likely an underestimate of the total number of infections caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium.
Lingering symptomsFor people who do get an early diagnosis and treatment, about 10 to 15 percent continue to have symptoms, a disorder experts call post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome or PTLDS.
Symptoms of PTLDS can include:
Lingering symptoms are far more likely in people — like Schlueter — who get diagnosed and treated long after they were infected by a tick bite, Lewis said.
Without knowing the cause of a patient's symptoms, doctors can't prescribe the right treatments. Recently, the CDC reported that patients, rightfully or wrongfully, diagnosed with chronic Lyme have been harmed by massive doses of incorrect treatments.
Multiple centers are searching for a more accurate Lyme test, one that detects traces of the actual bacteria in the blood, rather than antibodies. If the test can more accurately diagnose Lyme early on, it might help researchers get a better understanding of what's going on with people who have PTLDS, said Dr. Paul Fiedler, chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Western Connecticut Health Network.
Annual Lights of Hope......
The Addict’s Mom invites you to their annual Lights of Hope which is one many nationally run events to raise awareness to drug addition during September which is National Recovery Month. This year's event will be held from 5:00pm - 7:30pm, Saturday September 9 at the William Pensyl Social Hall in Portland, PA
If addiction has affected you - this is an event that you don’t want to miss. Addiction is a “monster” that affects the entire family and the Addict’s Mom is here to help. If you have any questions, ideas, or experiences that you would like to share, please contact email@example.com
If you would like to share publicly you can use the COMMENTS forum provided below. (Note: In the box titled "NAME" do not use your real name. Use a nickname or a handle.)
Basic Acrylic Painting
Basic Acrylic Painting. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM to Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Pocono Arts Council 18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg. Join in to explore this very versatile medium. This workshop is for beginners as well as those with more experience with acrylics. The techniques of this medium, incorporating composition, building a painting, color values and much more will be explored. Bring photos personally taken to be utilized as subject matter! The instructor for this workshop is Iraina Caramelli. For more information or to register call 570-476-4460 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Breakfast Buffet
Summer Breakfast Buffet. Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Wintergreens Patio Grill
124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Enjoy a breakfast buffet EVERY morning this summer! Open from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Adults $8.99* Children (12 & under) $6.99* *plus tax. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 800-259-8665 ext. 4150.
Women in Business Luncheon
Women in Business Luncheon. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM. Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce held at Mountain View Vineyard & Winery 2332 Walters Road, Stroudsburg. Chamber Member Price $20, Non Chamber Member Price $35. Topic: "How to Sustain Growth in an Ever Changing Economy" presented by Lisa Deemer of Kitchen Chemistry. No walk-ins! No reservations accepted without pre-payment. For directions call 570-619-0053 or visit their website at mountainviewvineyard.com. For reservations go to www.greaterpoconochamber.com to pay online or contact the Chamber at 570.421.4433. Deadline to reserve is 12 noon on Friday, July 7, 2017.
Get Out And Golf Day
Get Out And Golf Day. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Fernwood Resort Golf Course Rt. 209, Bushkill.
Tuesday is Get Out and Golf Day at Fernwood Golf Course! Pay just $35 per person for a round on our 18 hole par 71 course. Price includes greens fee & cart. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Tee time required. Valid through July 25. Phone: 888-337-6966 press 3.
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Drawing Workshop at Pocono Arts. Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00 AM - 8:30 PM to Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:00 AM - 8:30 PM. Pocono Arts Council 18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg. Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack confidence? This course can help! Beginning with a simple contour, use line to discover a variety of shapes and forms from a still life to the human figure. The foundation and formal aspects of sketching and drawing will be demonstrated. Explore the steps in drawing from an idea to a sketch to a completed drawing. Instructor is John McAllister and this workshop is on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm. To register or for more info call 570-476-4460 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Beatriz at Dinner
Beatriz at Dinner. Rated R | Run Time 1 hr 33 min. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM to Friday, July 14, 2017 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center 88 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg. Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. Friday, June 30th- Thursday, July 6th. Friday & Sunday | 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, Saturday | 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:30, Monday & Tuesday | 4:30, 7:30, Wednesday & Thursday | 1:30, 4:30, 7:30.
The Beguiled. Rated R | Run Time 1 hr 44 min. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM to Friday, July 14, 2017 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center 88 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg. "The Beguiled" is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls' boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. Friday, June 30th- Thursday, July 6th. Friday & Sunday | 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, Saturday | 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 9:40, Monday & Tuesday | 4:15, 7:15, Wednesday & Thursday | 1:15, 4:15, 7:15.
Entertainment This Week
Pocono TreeVentures Two For Tuesdays
Two For Tuesdays at Pocono TreeVentures. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Fernwood Resort 1575 Fairway Villas Blvd, East Stroudsburg. Buy a ropes course ticket at Pocono TreeVentures and get two zip rides for free! Offer valid on Tuesdays from June 17 - September 4, from 10 am - 12 pm. Spend the day in the trees climbing, balancing and zipping, and then soar through the air while zipping down the 1,000 ft. dual racing zip lines. Tickets must be for the same person. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Weather permitting.
Fernwood Fat Tuesdays
Fat Tuesdays. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Wintergreens Patio Grill 124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Come to Wintergreens Patio Grill to celebrate Fat Tuesdays every Tuesday night this summer! Enjoy Cajun-themed food and beverage features available from 5 pm - 8 pm along with live entertainment from 6 pm - 9 pm.
Drawing Workshop. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM to Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Pocono Arts Council 18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg. Never taken a drawing class before? Feeling rusty or simply lack confidence? This is the workshop to help! Explore the steps in drawing from an idea to a sketch to a completed drawing. Instructor is artist John McAllister. Workshop is on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. July dates are 11, 18, 25 (no class July4th.) For more info, or to register call 5704-76-4460 or e-mail email@example.com
Western Pocono Community Library
July 11 events. Located at 131 Pilgrim Way, PO Box 318, Brodheadsville. 9:00 am - Adult Literacy, 9:15 am - Basic Stretch, 10:30 am - Strength Cond, 10:30 am - SRP, 1:00 pm - PLAY - K, 3:00 pm - Trustees Mtg. Phone: (570) 992-7934.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - July 11
Burr slays Hamilton in duel - 1804
In a duel held in Weehawken, New Jersey, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots his long-time political antagonist Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, a leading Federalist and the chief architect of America’s political economy, died the following day.
In 1800, Jefferson chose Burr again as his running mate. Burr aided the Democratic-Republican ticket by publishing a confidential document that Hamilton had written criticizing his fellow Federalist President John Adams. This caused a rift in the Federalists and helped Jefferson and Burr win the election with 73 electoral votes each.
Under the electoral procedure then prevailing, president and vice president were not voted for separately; the candidate who received the most votes was elected president, and the second in line, vice president. The vote then went to the House of Representatives. What at first seemed but an electoral technicality–handing Jefferson victory over his running mate–developed into a major constitutional crisis when Federalists in the lame-duck Congress threw their support behind Burr. After a remarkable 35 tie votes, a small group of Federalists changed sides and voted in Jefferson’s favor. Alexander Hamilton, who had supported Jefferson as the lesser of two evils, was instrumental in breaking the deadlock.
Burr became vice president, but Jefferson grew apart from him, and he did not support Burr’s renomination to a second term in 1804. That year, a faction of New York Federalists, who had found their fortunes drastically diminished after the ascendance of Jefferson, sought to enlist the disgruntled Burr into their party and elect him governor. Hamilton campaigned against Burr with great fervor, and Burr lost the Federalist nomination and then, running as an independent for governor, the election. In the campaign, Burr’s character was savagely attacked by Hamilton and others, and after the election he resolved to restore his reputation by challenging Hamilton to a duel, or an “affair of honor,” as they were known.
Affairs of honor were commonplace in America at the time, and the complex rules governing them usually led to an honorable resolution before any actual firing of weapons. In fact, the outspoken Hamilton had been involved in several affairs of honor in his life, and he had resolved most of them peaceably. No such recourse was found with Burr, however, and on July 11, 1804, the enemies met at 7 a.m. at the dueling grounds near Weehawken, New Jersey. It was the same spot where Hamilton’s son had died defending his father’s honor in 1801.
There are conflicting accounts of what happened next. According to Hamilton’s “second”–his assistant and witness in the duel–Hamilton decided the duel was morally wrong and deliberately fired into the air. Burr’s second claimed that Hamilton fired at Burr and missed. What happened next is agreed upon: Burr shot Hamilton in the stomach, and the bullet lodged next to his spine. Hamilton was taken back to New York, and he died the next afternoon.
Few affairs of honor actually resulted in deaths, and the nation was outraged by the killing of a man as eminent as Alexander Hamilton. Charged with murder in New York and New Jersey, Burr, still vice president, returned to Washington, D.C., where he finished his term immune from prosecution.
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Can You Believe It...
Loose Pig Halts Traffic on Bridge
(UPI) -- A pig slowed commuters on a bridge in Maryland on Friday morning after it escaped from the back of a truck.
Charles County police first reported delays due to "livestock" on the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge at about 8:18 a.m. as traffic in one lane came to a halt.
Officials told WJLA a pig managed to get loose from a vehicle traveling on the bridge and wandered into traffic.
The Maryland Department of Transportation announced Animal Control was deployed to corral the loose pig and shared a photo of traffic being diverted around the disabled vehicle.
After about an hour the area was cleared and traffic was able to resume without delay.
Western Pocono Library Summer Programs
Programs being held for Baby through age 7 years old and Young Adult ages 8 through 18 years old Tuesday at 10:30 am, Wednesday at 1:00 pm and Thursday at 6:30 pm. Special guests with special programming to be announced. Registration began May 30th.
* Library will be closed in observance of the July 4th holiday
Tannersville Cranberry Bog Gallery Show
Laurinda Faye Rubin is organizing an exhibition for the Kettle Creek Gallery focusing on the Tannersville Cranberry Bog in all seasons. Interested artists of all mediums are invited to participate. Laurinda is willing and able to take artists on trips to the Bog in order to inspire them to create their artwork. Artists will have from now until Aug/Sep 2017 to create artwork depicting this unique natural land nestled in Monroe County. Specific information regarding submission and show details will be provided at a later date. This notice is to give the artists the opportunity and time to create their artwork. If interested, please contact Laurinda Faye Rubin at 570-236-4752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastburg Community Alliance Wants Performers
Eastburg Community Alliance is looking for entertainers to display their talents at the depot during the months of June, July, August and September. They specifically are looking for local artists to volunteer to perform during Music on Mondays at Dansbury Depot. If you or anyone you know, is interested, please email Sonya Cole at email@example.com. They do not pay their performers but do take a collection at each concert for the performer.
Western Pocono Community Library Lunch Program
Lunch is free and available to all school aged children up to age 18, who are registered in the Summer Reading Program.
• Every Tuesday at 11:30am ending Aug 8th
• Every Wednesday at 12:30pm ending Aug 9th
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Fraternal Order of Eagles - First Sunday of Every Month, Franternal Order of Eagles Aeries 1106. Doors: 5pm Kitchen: 6pm Games: 7pm
East Stroudsburg Elks - Every Wednesday. Doors:5pm Early Birds: 645pm. Bingo:7pm
Polk Township Fire Co. - Every Thursday. Doors: 5pm Games: 6:45pm
Power House of Prayer - East Stroudsburg Wednesday and Sunday. Doors: 5pm. Bingo:7pm
VFW Post 2540 East Stroudsburg - Friday Night. Doors, Kitchen: 5pm. Early Bird: 6:45pm
Local Galleries & Museums
Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery
Holiday Craft Show, Handmade Gifts by Local Artisans, Dec 2-4, 9-11. Fridays, 5-8PM. Saturdays & Sundays, 11AM-5PM. 570-476-4240 or www.dutotmuseum.com.
Holiday Store, (thru Jan 2). 18 North 7th St., Stroudsburg. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, Noon-4. 570-476-4460 or www.poconoarts.org
Auradell Gallery at Stroudsmoor
Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsmoor Rd., Stroudsburg. 570-421-6431 or www.stroudsmoor.com
Findings Jewelry & Art Gallery
Gold, Silver, & Gemstone Creations of Jeweler & Owner Daniel Varipapa. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:30AM-5PM; Sat, 11:30AM-3:30PM, 39 N. Seventh St., Courthouse Square, Stroudsburg. 570-426-1888
Gallery at Liztech
Made in PA. Gallery Hours: Tues–Sat 10AM-6PM, 95 Crystal St. EastStroudsburg. 570-424-3177 or www.Liztech.com
Grey Towers National Historic Site
Holiday Art and Photo Exhibit and Sale featuring scenes of Grey Towers: plein air paintings by artists of Come Paint with Me and a juried exhibition of photographs by members of Pike Imaging Council. 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Miford, Daily 11AM-4PM. 3-floor Mansion Tour available weekends at 4PM. 570-296-9630 or www.greytowers.org
Kettle Creek Art Gallery
Photo Contest Winners. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM, Sat 9AM-1PM, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville. 570-629-3061 or www.mcconservation.org
Madelon Powers Gallery
Gallery Hours: Weds & Thurs: 11AM-7PM. Mon., Tues. & Fri.: 11AM-4PM. Fine & Performing Arts Center, East Stroudsburg University. 570-422-3483 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Miller’s Fine Arts Gallery
Features Contemporary Stone Sculptures from East Africa and other African Artifacts. Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-6PM and Sundays by appointment only. 402 Brushy Mountain Rd, EastStroudsburg. 612-573-6594 or 914-588-6843 or www.cmillersfineart.photoreflect.com
Monroe County Historical Association
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri, 10AM-4PM, First & Third Saturdays, 10AM-4PM. One-hour Guided Tours: 11AM & 2PM daily. 900 Main St., Stroudsburg. 570-421-7703 or www.monroehistorical.org
Hours: 11AM-5PM, M-W; 11AM-7PM, Thurs; 11AM-5PM, Fri; 10AM-5PM, Sat; Noon-4PM, Sun, Route 115, Effort. 570-872-9683 or www.MudWorksPotteryPA.com 10% Discount for PoconoArts Members
Northampton Community College Monroe Campus - Keystone Hall, Dunning Art Gallery, "Flying Free - Birds & the Human Spirit" (thru Jan 13). Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8AM-9PM, 201 Keystone Hall, Monroe Campus, Tannersville. 610-861-5062 or email@example.com
Origins Gallery on Main
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 1-5:30PM. 580 Main St., Stroudsburg, 570-507-7571 or www.originsgallery.org
Créches from Around the World, Pearsall Room, 100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Available 9AM-5PM, (thru Jan 2). 1-800-SHAWNEE or www.shawneeinn.com
Wing & A Prayer Chapel
120 Rimrock Drive, Snydersville, Sunday, 1-4PM. 607-644-0596 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monroe County Road Work