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ARTSPACE Welcomes Billboard Artists
For the month of July, the ARTSPACE Gallery in downtown Stroudsburg welcomes work by the ten artists whose work has been featured on billboards throughout northeast PA through the ArtPop program. ArtPop is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with local arts councils and media companies to promote local artists and give them a voice, create public street galleries and energize residents’ commutes. Currently, ArtPop is on the streets of eleven cities nationwide and growing quickly! Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop. Special thanks to the sponsors of the local ArtPop program, Adams Outdoor Advertising.
Participating artists in the July ARTSPACE show include Peter Ambush, Darlene Farris-Labar, Jill Gleeson-Doherty, Stephen Kruger, Sarah Lanier, Judy Moeller, Kayla O’Connor, Ellen Silberlicht, Jill Swersie, and Jason Scott Williamson. Each artist will exhibit three works, in addition to the winning ArtPop piece. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, 5-7PM.
For further information on the ARTSPACE Gallery or the Pocono Arts Council, please call 570-476-4460 or visit www.poconoarts.org.
The Pocono Arts Council is a local arts service organization serving Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Lackawanna & Luzerne counties. The mission of the council is to build the community artistically and culturally by providing leadership, service and education - “Culture Builds Community.” Further information can be found by visiting its website, www.poconoarts.org.
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
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.)
Words & Film Sunday
Words & Film Sunday Matinee@EMPL presents "Loving" Sunday, July 2, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, at the Eastern Monroe Public Library.
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols, this film stars Joel Edgerton (Black Mass) and Ruth Negga (World War Z).
Free admission. Please note this film is rated Pg-13.
For further information please call 570-421-0800x31
Celebration with a Bang
Family Nature Getaway Weekend Friday, June 30, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM to Monday, July 3, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pocono Environmental Education Center July 4th Weekend: June 30-July 3. Adults $225 / 25% off ages 7-10 / 50% off ages 4-6 / free under 3 / commuter and day rates available – call for details
Bring your friends and family to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer. Nature hikes, animal presentations, swimming, canoeing, fireworks, campfire and more! Price includes three nights lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Monday lunch.
New Law Gets Tough on Animal Abusers
This week, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation passed by the House earlier this spring that strengthens existing animal cruelty laws and makes it easier to prosecute a person who knowingly mistreats, abuses or neglects an animal.
House Bill 1238, now Act 10 of 2017, outlines three tiers of cruelty and neglect, with charges ranging from a summary offense for denying an animal food or shelter to a third-degree felony for intentionally torturing an animal or causing serious bodily injury or death.
The new law also requires convicted animal abuses to forfeit their animals and set limits on how long an animal can be tethered outdoors, and clarifies penalties for abusing a horse.
The measure is known as “Libre’s Law,” named after a Boston terrier puppy who was rescued from a Lancaster County farm last summer after suffering from severe neglect.
The new law takes effect in 60 days from signing.
Weather Related Health Forecast
Free Summer Movie Night
Free Summer Movie Night- Moana. Monday, July 3, 2017 8:45 PM - 8:45 PM. Fernwood Resort- Wintergreens Patio Grill 124 Golf Drive, Bushkill. Come enjoy a movie under the stars. Movies begin at dusk and are free to guests of The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway & Fernwood Resort. Popcorn, cotton candy, food, and drinks for sale on the Great Lawn. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 800-291-9990.
Pocono Mountains Wine Tour
Experience a pleasant and refreshing day July 2 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.
Entertainment This Week
Family Nature Getaway Weekend
"Celebration with a Bang" Family Nature Getaway Weekend. Friday, June 30, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM to Monday, July 3, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Pocono Environmental Education Center 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Adults $225 / 25% off ages 7-10 / 50% off ages 4-6 / free under 3 / commuter and day rates available – call for details. Bring friends and family to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer. Nature hikes, animal presentations, swimming, canoeing, fireworks, campfire and more! Price includes three nights lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Monday lunch. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 570-828-2319.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - July 2
Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act 1963
On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.
In the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional. The 10 years that followed saw great strides for the African-American civil rights movement, as non-violent demonstrations won thousands of supporters to the cause. Memorable landmarks in the struggle included the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955–sparked by the refusal of Alabama resident Rosa Parks to give up her seat on a city bus to a white woman–and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech at a rally of hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., in 1963.
As the strength of the civil rights movement grew, John F. Kennedy made passage of a new civil rights bill one of the platforms of his successful 1960 presidential campaign. As Kennedy’s vice president, Johnson served as chairman of the President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunities. After Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963, Johnson vowed to carry out his proposals for civil rights reform.
The Civil Rights Act fought tough opposition in the House and a lengthy, heated debate in the Senate before being approved in July 1964. For the signing of the historic legislation, Johnson invited hundreds of guests to a televised ceremony in the White House’s East Room. After using more than 75 pens to sign the bill, he gave them away as mementos of the historic occasion, according to tradition. One of the first pens went to King, leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), who called it one of his most cherished possessions. Johnson gave two more to Senators Hubert Humphrey and Everett McKinley Dirksen, the Democratic and Republican managers of the bill in the Senate.
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Can You Believe It...
Lactose-intolerant customer's toilet rant
June 28 (UPI) -- A lactose-intolerant New York man became a viral star from the toilet when he posted a rant about Starbucks giving him dairy milk instead of soy.
Demit Strato said in a Facebook post Monday he stopped into Starbucks for a venti iced coffee with soy milk, and his day took a turn for the worse when he discovered the baristas had instead put dairy milk into his beverage.
The post, which Strato directed toward Starbucks' official Facebook page, reads:
"This is the second time I ordered a Venti Iced Coffe with Soy Milk this month where the Soy Milk request was ignored and regular milk was instead used. I've pooped 11 times since the A.M. My bottom hurts from all the wiping. Do you think I enjoy soy milk? Does anyone enjoy soy milk? Really? I don't order soy mill because I'm bored and want my drink order to sound fancy. I order soy milk so that my bottom doesn't blast fire for 4 hours. I'm not a Charmander. Thank you for listening to my rant. P.S. I'm writing this from the comfort OF MY TOILET." Strato said this month isn't the first time that botched coffee orders have led to excessive bathroom time.
"I've been going to coffee shops for a decade and it's happened more times than I can count," he told Buzzfeed News.
He said the post going viral was an "awesome surprise."
"You'd be really surprised by how many women are trying to go out on a date after this, too," he said.
Strato said the post's attention earned him some lactose-free energy bars from Verb and a promise of a package from bathroom scent company Poo-Pourri.
He said Starbucks sent him a $50 gift card for his troubles.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Fireworks Displays in Monroe County
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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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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