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Is your shampoo safe?
Manny Alavarez, Fox News
Of all the things you have to worry about, you may not even think about the dangers lurking in your——shampoo? It may have many harmful ingredients that you need to avoid. In theory, you should have more concern over what you put in your body.
Still, topical beauty products can prove unsafe, and an extensive report made public by the FDA proves the problem.
Recently, the FDA released information on adverse reports related to food and beauty products. This data came from the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and is extensive since it goes back to 2004. It provides a good basis to further research on the health effects of beauty supplies. According to Steve Xu, a physician in dermatology at McGaw Medical Center, hair and skincare products topped the list of adverse events in this report.
Unfortunately, products meant for babies and personal cleanliness had the most events of serious injury, including hospitalization and death. This finding shows that beauty products need guidelines to protect consumer safety.
At the same time, reports of adverse situations have actually doubled in the last year. This influx has largely resulted from hair loss and skin irritation complaints about WEN products. WEN manufacturers had been receiving thousands of complaints for their conditioners with only a mere 100 making their way to the FDA.
When the FDA called for WEN customers to file complaints directly to them, thousands came rolling in. According to the WEN products’ marketing agency, there is still no hard evidence that their conditioners cause hair loss.
While you might assume that the shampoo on store shelves have regulations, consider the facts. The beauty industry actually makes many of their own regulations. Without realizing it, you might just be dousing something medically harmful all over your body.
According to the FDA’s website: “Companies and individuals who manufacture or market cosmetics have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their products. Neither the law nor FDA regulations require specific tests to demonstrate the safety of individual products or ingredients.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Used Hand Weight Sale
Used Hand Weight Sale! Saturday, July 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Pocono Family YMCA 809 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Fundraiser for the Fitness Center. Will be selling some of the smaller dumbbells to our members for $.50 per pound in the fitness center. Thanks for supporting the YMCA!
Family Karaoke. Saturday, July 15, 2017 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Wintergreens Patio Grill 124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Stop at Wintergreens for Family Karaoke happening every Saturday from 2-6pm. Catch the games, try daily specials, and listen to family and friends belt out everybody's favorite tunes on the mic at Wintergreens Patio Grill! Email: email@example.com, Phone: 800-259-8665.
Pocono Mountains Wine Tour
Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:45 AM - 4:00 PM. Experience a pleasant and refreshing day in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, enjoying some of Pennsylvania's best known wines on the grounds where they are made. Pocono Daytripper has partnered with four of the Pocono's favorite vineyards to take local resort guests for a leisurely day, tasting great wines at The Villas, 5785 Milford Road East Stroudsburg.
Please arrive at 10:45 am, bus leaves promptly at 11:00 am from the check-in center.
The cost is $45.00 per person (1-3 people); $40.00 per person (4-6 people); $35.00 per person (7-10 people); and $30.00 per person (11-14 people). Packages include transportation to and from the vineyards and an afternoon of tours and tasting.
Children under 16 are not allowed on this trip. Sign up in advance by calling 570-977-7731 by 5:00 pm the previous day.
Poconos Comedy Jam
Poconos Comedy Jam & After Party. Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:30 PM - 11:59 PM. Fernwood Resort- Wintergreens Patio Grill 124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Each and every Saturday, hosted by Shawn Harvey with music by DJ Hot Sause. Limited tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Ages 21+ only. Doors open at 9:30 pm, show starts at 10:00 pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 570-982-6950.
Spider-Man: Homecoming. Rated PG-13 | Run Time 2 hr 23 min. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM to Friday, July 28, 2017 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center 88 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark, Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your freindly neighborhood Spider-Man - but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. Friday, July 7th- Thursday, July 13th. Show Times- Friday & Saturday | 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:50, Sunday | 12:30, 3:30, Monday & Tuesday | 4:00, 7:00, Wednesday & Thursday | 1:00, 4:00, 7:00.
Western Pocono Community Library
July 15 events. Located at 131 Pilgrim Way, PO Box 318, Brodheadsville. 9:00 am - Board Games All Ages/All Day, 10:00 am - E.S.L. Class, 10:00 am - Master Gardeners, 10:30 am - Family Fun Time, 1:00 pm - Movie, 1:00 pm - Show and Tell Heritage Center. Phone: (570) 992-7934.
EcoZone Discovery Room
EcoZone Discovery Room! Saturday, July 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. $2 per person. Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit! Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 570-828-2319.
Free guided hike
Free guided hike at Red Rock Trail- Part of the Get Outdoors Poconos series. Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Brodhead Watershed Association- Red Rock Road Paradise Valley, PA. On Saturday, July 15, Brodhead Watershed Association will host a moderate, guided hike 2 – part of the Get Outdoors Poconos series.
The map at the trailhead kiosk shows 4 miles of trails. The center loop is a wide, gravel path of about a mile. In early spring, the wetland at the start of the trail is alive with salamanders, spring peepers, wood frogs and other creatures laying their eggs. Dense stands of native mountain laurels put on a stunning show here from late May into June. Single-track spurs of gravel curve out and around the center, providing views through oaks and maples toward the north and Camelback to the south. The spur to Mount Sophia takes you to a pine and hemlock upland at 1,600 feet. When the leaves fall, the climb is rewarded by lovely, long views over hills in all directions, and toward the edge of the Pocono escarpment in Mount Pocono.
Join hike leader Carol Hillestad for this moderate hike of about 2 miles. Meet at Mount Airy Trail Network’s Red Rock trailhead on Red Rock Road. From Route 191 in Paradise Valley, take Red Rock Road for eight-tenths of a mile. Trailhead is on the right. Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about this and other hikes in the free Get Outdoors Poconos series, go to brodheadwatershed.org/gopoconos. The hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
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Summer Breakfast Buffet
Summer Breakfast Buffet. Saturday July 15, 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.
Keep Flying Plays Sherman Theater
Keep Flying - "Walkabout" EP release party - Sherman Showcase w/ Psychodynamic. Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Sherman Theater 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 570-420-2808.
Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle. Saturday, July 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Free event! Come join in for a free paddle on the ponds! Beginners are welcome and will be taught what they need to know! Dress appropriately— may get wet. Spaces are limited; call to reserve a canoe or kayak! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 570-828-2319.
Entertainment This Week
Scavello to Hold Annual Senior Expo
Swiftwater, PA – State Senator Mario Scavello will host his Annual Senior Expo on Monday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pocono Mountain Swiftwater Elementary Center (135 Academic Drive, Swiftwater, PA 18370). The Expo is co-sponsored and will be attended by State Representatives Rosemary Brown and Jack Rader. Admission is free to the public.
Over 70 exhibitors from non-profit and government agencies will provide information on the services they offer benefiting seniors. Door prizes, health screenings, educational seminars, and refreshments will be provided.
For more information, please contact Senator Mario Scavello’s Monroe County district office at 570-620-4326.
State Senator Mario Scavello represents the 40th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Monroe and Northampton Counties. To find out more information regarding this event or any state-related issue, please visit www.marioscavello.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - July 15
Jimmy Carter speaks about “crisis in confidence” - 1959
On this day in 1979, President Jimmy Carter addresses the nation via live television to discuss the nation’s energy crisis and accompanying recession.
Carter prefaced his talk about energy policy with an explanation of why he believed the American economy remained in crisis. He recounted a meeting he had hosted at the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland, with leaders in the fields of business, labor, education, politics and religion. Although the energy crisis and recession were the main topics of conversation, Carter heard from the attendees that Americans were also suffering from a deeper moral and spiritual crisis. This lack of “moral and spiritual confidence,” he concluded, was at the core of America’s inability to hoist itself out of its economic troubles. He also admitted that part of the problem was his failure to provide strong leadership on many issues, particularly energy and oil consumption.
In 1979, America could still feel the effects of OPEC’s (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) 1973 cuts in oil production. Carter quoted one of the Camp David meeting participants as saying that America’s “neck is stretched over the fence and OPEC has a knife.” In addition, inflation had reached an all-time high during Carter’s term. Americans saw the federal government as a bloated bureaucracy that had become stagnant and was failing to serve the people. Politics, Carter said, was full of corruption, inefficiency and evasiveness; he claimed these problems grew out of a deeper, “fundamental threat to American democracy.” He was not referring to challenges to civil liberties or the country’s political structure or military prowess, however, but to what he called a “crisis of confidence” that led to domestic turmoil and “the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation.”
Quiet Valley 5K Rooster Run
Stroudsburg (PA) Quiet Valley’s 5K Rooster Run takes you over hill, across the stream and through various parts of the 114 acres of the farm. The course has varying surfaces including grass, dirt, gravel and paved roads. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. and the race begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 10:00 a.m. There are awards for Top male and female, top masters male and female, and top 2 in eight different age groups male and female. Walkers are also welcome to participate. Registration by July 14 is $25.00 for Adults and $10.00 for ages 12 and under, and is an additional $5 if registering on July 15. This event takes place rain or shine. Come out and try this challenging and scenic course.
Register online at www.timberhilltiming.com by July 14th. All funds raised support the mission of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. For more information call the farm at 570-992-6161 or visit the website at www.quietvalley.org or email email@example.com.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a non-profit, educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. At Quiet Valley history comes to life on our 19th century farmstead. School and group tours are by reservation from Labor Day until June and tours for the general public run from the third Saturday in June through Labor Day Monday. Period-dressed “family” members reenact the life of the original Pennsylvania German farming family who lived on the farm from the late1760s to 1913. The farm also hosts a number of special events throughout the year. For more information on the museum call (570) 992 – 6161 or visit us online at: www.quietvalley.org.
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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