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Tips to stay healthy and hydrated
(BPT) - Americans love summertime and with good reason. It is the best time for outdoor fun and travel with family. Many people enjoy outdoor activities such as bicycling, kayaking and hiking, and kids are more active with sports.
One thing to keep in mind when out and about in the summer heat is to stay properly hydrated. Unfortunately, many of us are not drinking enough water. In fact, 36 percent of adult Americans drink only three or fewer cups of water per day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some tips for healthy hydration.
Replace your electrolytes
Engaging in physical activity when it is hot outside means you lose water which has to be replaced. You are also losing electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and bicarbonate) which need to be replaced. Very high temperatures — especially for a prolonged period — can be dangerous, especially for seniors.
Ideally, anyone engaging in outdoor activity in the heat or even an indoor exercise program should drink 8 to 12 ounces of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes during a session. If exercising exceeds an hour, a beverage that contains electrolytes is preferable to plain water. That is why most sports drinks contain salt. Of course anyone can easily make their own sports drink by adding a quarter to a half teaspoon of salt per liter or 32 ounces of water.
Replacing lost electrolytes is important because they help to regulate cardiovascular and neurological functions, fluid balance and oxygen delivery.
Replacing water without sufficient salt can produce hyponatremia, a potentially deadly condition caused by too little sodium in the bloodstream. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can include nausea, muscle cramps, disorientation, confusion, seizures, coma and even death.
There have been several documented cases of illness and even deaths from hyponatremia over the past several years. According to the British Medical Journal, 16 runners have died as a result of too little sodium and over-hydration, while another 1,600 have become seriously ill. It is true that water intoxication is more commonly seen among extreme athletes, but older individuals may also be at risk for several reasons.
Exercise and aging
It is important to be active but be careful not to push yourself especially in high heat. As we age, our kidneys become less efficient at conserving the salt we need when the body is stressed, such as from dehydration and high temperatures. When combined with common medications such as diuretics, which are commonly prescribed to treat hypertension, the result could be a greater risk for hyponatremia.
When you exercise, your body’s metabolism works at a much higher rate, breaking down and regenerating tissues and creating waste metabolites that need to be flushed out of your system. However, regardless of your level of activity, you still need to maintain good hydration. So remember to always drink plenty of water to beat the heat, but you may also want to up your intake of electrolytes.
Ladies Tac Night
Ladies Tac Night. Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Pocono Pistol Range 85 N. 1st Street, Stroudsburg. This course is limited to 7 students. Signing up in advance is imperative to securing a spot. Don't wait! Call the Range to reserve a spot today! Learn the fundamental skills of combat & real world marksmanship while also learning to improve survivability during a hostile encounter. Equipment required: Major Caliber (center fire cartridges only, no .22LR, .17HMR, .22WMR) handgun in good working order. Semi-autos must have a slide lock. At least 3 magazines or speed loaders, belt mounted magazine/speed-loader pouch, belt mounted strong side hip holster (no weak side, shoulder, purse, or ankle holsters permitted). Eye and ear protection (it's recommended to have electronic muffs to hear the instructors). At least 100 rounds of ammunition. Cost: $15 - a one time pre-evaluation is required prior to participating. This must be scheduled in advance before the class. $30 per session / $25 per session for members of the range *This is a Ladies ONLY course. Phone: 570-424-2940.
Ja Rule Plays Sherman Theater
Ja Rule with special guest: Benatton, Raheem Greene, Nox The Truth, Metanoiz, Jordan Jay. Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Sherman Theater 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg. With multiple tracks hitting the top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including "Between Me and You" with Christina Milian, "I'm Real " and Ain't It Funny with Jennifer Lopez, the Grammy-nominated #1 hit, "Always on Time" with Ashanti, "Mesmerize" also with Ashanti, and "Wonderful" with R. Kelly and Ashanti, Ja Rule continues to shake the hip hop world. Don't miss Ja Rule take over the Sherman Theater on Thursday, July 20th with special guest Benatton, Raheem Greene, Metanoiz, Jordan Jay, and Nox The Truth.
Payer/Provider Collaboration and the Bottom Line
How Payer/Provider Collaboration Impacts the Bottom Line. Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce held at Ridgecrest at Stroudsmoor Country Inn 231 Stroudsmoor Road 2, Stroudsburg. Sponsored by Highmark and Lehigh Valley Health Network. Speakers: Mark Wendling, MD, Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization, Executive Director, and Stuart Bretz, Highmark Regional Vice President, Sales. Cost: $20 per person. Breakfast will be served. Reservations are required! To reserve and pay on line, go to www.greaterpoconochamber.com or call the Chamber at 570.421.4433. What will be learned to help employees' health and the bottom line: What and how Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Highmark are working together and what it means for people, their business and the community. Introduction to a new health insurance product that maximizes care coordination. What a tiered network health insurance plan is and its purpose. How wasteful health care spending be reduced. What care coordination looks like.
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.)
Planning Commission Meeting
Planning Commission. Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 2162 Route 715 PO Box 213, Reeders. Jackson Township Planning Commission meeting.
Evening in the Caribbean
Evening in the Caribbean. Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Wintergreens Patio Grill 124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Experience an evening in the Caribbean when visiting Wintergreens Patio Grill on Thursdays this summer! Dinner will be served from 6 pm to 9 pm and there will be live island party music from 6 pm to 10 pm. Enjoy the Caribbean-inspired food and specialty island drinks throughout the night. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 800-259-8665.
Western Pocono Community Library
July 20 events. Located at 131 Pilgrim Way, PO Box 318, Brodheadsville. 7:30 am - W.E. Rotary, 9:15 am - Basic Stretch, 10:30 am - Strength Cond, 6:30 pm - SRP. Phone: (570) 992-7934.
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Prime Rib Special
Friday Night Prime Rib Special. Friday, July 21, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Wintergreens Patio Grill 124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Enjoy Friday nights at Wintergreens this summer with Prime Rib and R&B Nights! Enjoy the prime rib special from 6 pm to 8:30 pm and then stay for a Classic R&B Show starting at 9 pm. The show is free for guests. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 800-259-8665.
Western Pocono Community Library
July 21 events. Located at 131 Pilgrim Way, PO Box 318, Brodheadsville. 10:00 am - Cardio Class, 1:00 pm - Story Time for Children with Special Needs. Phone: (570) 992-7934.
I Am Buffalo Performs
I Am Buffalo. July 21, 2017 10:00 PM. Sarah Street Grill 550 Quaker Alley, Stroudsburg. I Am Buffalo defines their genre as “Music for the Working Man”… Taking inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Black Keys, Tom Waits, and Wilco, they describe themselves as Indie / Dirty Bluespop / Prog-Americana Fusion. A must see at SSG! Phone: (570) 424-9120
Entertainment This Week
Jay Smar at The BookHouse
The BookHouse@EMPL presents Jay Smar. Friday, July 21, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Eastern Monroe Public Library 1002 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg. Eastern Monroe Public Library’s popular BookHouse series continues on Friday, July 21st, with Jay Smar at 7:30 PM. In the last 5 years, Jay Smar has toured Scotland twice, received recognition from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival twice, recorded music for the Welsh BBC movie, "The Welsh in America" and has been selected by the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour to be on their professional touring roster. Armed with 2 guitars, baritone vocals, claw-hammer banjo, and fiddling, singing, and flat-footin' (a form of clog-dancing), he serves his audience an "acoustic buffet" of traditional American and original folk, ol time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel tunes, as well as coal mining songs of Northeast Pennsylvania preceded by their origin. Original and "covered" guitar instrumentals garnish this plate of cultural cuisine.
Doors to the BookHouse will open at 7 PM. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be available for a small charge. Please plan to arrive prior to the scheduled starting time. All Bookhouse programs take place in the Edinger Community Room of the Hughes Building, Eastern Monroe Public Library, located at 1002 North 9th Street, Stroudsburg. For more BookHouse information, please call Linnae Cintron at 570-421-0800 x312 or visit www.monroepl.org.
Endless tubing at Blue Lightning
Frugal Fridays at Blue Lightning Tubing. Friday, July 21, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Fernwood Resort Blue Lightning Tubing 124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Endless tubing at Blue Lightning! The only all-season tubing park in the Poconos. $19.00 per person. Includes tubing ticket and $5.00 food credit for Wintergreens Patio Grill. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 800-335-1113.
Classic R&B Night
Classic R&B Night. Friday, July 21, 2017 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Wintergreens Patio Grill 124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Joint Wintergreens Patio Grill for a night of favorite R&B songs. Hosted by Shawn Harvey with music played by DJ HotSause. FREE to resort guests. Doors open at 8 pm, showtime is at 9 pm. Phone: 570-982-6950.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - July 20
Armstrong walks on moon - 1969
At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.
The American effort to send astronauts to the moon has its origins in a famous appeal President John F. Kennedy made to a special joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961: “I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.” At the time, the United States was still trailing the Soviet Union in space developments, and Cold War-era America welcomed Kennedy’s bold proposal.
In 1966, after five years of work by an international team of scientists and engineers, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducted the first unmanned Apollo mission, testing the structural integrity of the proposed launch vehicle and spacecraft combination. Then, on January 27, 1967, tragedy struck at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, when a fire broke out during a manned launch-pad test of the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn rocket. Three astronauts were killed in the fire.
Despite the setback, NASA and its thousands of employees forged ahead, and in October 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, orbited Earth and successfully tested many of the sophisticated systems needed to conduct a moon journey and landing. In December of the same year, Apollo 8 took three astronauts to the dark side of the moon and back, and in March 1969 Apollo 9 tested the lunar module for the first time while in Earth orbit. Then in May, the three astronauts of Apollo 10 took the first complete Apollo spacecraft around the moon in a dry run for the scheduled July landing mission.
At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, with the world watching, Apollo 11 took off from Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin Jr., and Michael Collins aboard. Armstrong, a 38-year-old civilian research pilot, was the commander of the mission. After traveling 240,000 miles in 76 hours, Apollo 11 entered into a lunar orbit on July 19. The next day, at 1:46 p.m., the lunar module Eagle, manned by Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the command module, where Collins remained. Two hours later, the Eagle began its descent to the lunar surface, and at 4:18 p.m. the craft touched down on the southwestern edge of the Sea of Tranquility. Armstrong immediately radioed to Mission Control in Houston, Texas, a famous message: “The Eagle has landed.”
At 10:39 p.m., five hours ahead of the original schedule, Armstrong opened the hatch of the lunar module. As he made his way down the lunar module’s ladder, a television camera attached to the craft recorded his progress and beamed the signal back to Earth, where hundreds of millions watched in great anticipation. At 10:56 p.m., Armstrong spoke his famous quote, which he later contended was slightly garbled by his microphone and meant to be “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” He then planted his left foot on the gray, powdery surface, took a cautious step forward, and humanity had walked on the moon.
“Buzz” Aldrin joined him on the moon’s surface at 11:11 p.m., and together they took photographs of the terrain, planted a U.S. flag, ran a few simple scientific tests, and spoke with President Richard M. Nixon via Houston. By 1:11 a.m. on July 21, both astronauts were back in the lunar module and the hatch was closed. The two men slept that night on the surface of the moon, and at 1:54 p.m. the Eagle began its ascent back to the command module. Among the items left on the surface of the moon was a plaque that read: “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot on the moon–July 1969 A.D–We came in peace for all mankind.”
At 5:35 p.m., Armstrong and Aldrin successfully docked and rejoined Collins, and at 12:56 a.m. on July 22 Apollo 11began its journey home, safely splashing down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:51 p.m. on July 24.
There would be five more successful lunar landing missions, and one unplanned lunar swing-by, Apollo 13. The last men to walk on the moon, astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt of the Apollo 17 mission, left the lunar surface on December 14, 1972. The Apollo program was a costly and labor intensive endeavor, involving an estimated 400,000 engineers, technicians, and scientists, and costing $24 billion (close to $100 billion in today’s dollars). The expense was justified by Kennedy’s 1961 mandate to beat the Soviets to the moon, and after the feat was accomplished ongoing missions lost their viability.
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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 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
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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
Monroe County Road Work