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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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.
Western Pocono Community Library
July 3, 2017 events. Located at 131 Pilgrim Way, PO Box 318, Brodheadsville. 1:00 PM- Books & Toys! Phone: (570) 992-7934.
Fireworks at Shawnee Mountain
Annual Fireworks Event at Shawnee Mountain. July 3, 2017 - July 4, 2017. Shawnee Mountain 100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware. Starts at approximately 7-10:00pm (Rain Date is July 8). Join Shawnee Mountain for an Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display, which benefits the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company. Come out to see the "Best Show in the Poconos!" For more info visit Shawnee Mountain's website or call 570.421-7231.
Entertainment This Week
The Exception. Rated R | Run Time 1 hr 57 min. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 4:15 PM - 4:15 PM to Friday, July 7, 2017 4:15 PM - 4:15 PM. Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center 88 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg. A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation. Friday, June 30th- Thursday, July 6th. Friday- Monday | 4:00, Tuesday | 7:00, Wednesday | 4:00.
Jaws (1975). Rated PG | Run Time 2 hr 4 min. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM to Friday, July 7, 2017 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center 88 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg. A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. Friday, June 30th- Thursday, July 6th. Friday & Sunday | 1:00, 7:00, Saturday | 1:00, 7:00, 9:50, Monday | 7:00, Tuesday | 4:00, Wednesday | 1:00, 7:00, Thursday | 1:00, 4:00.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - July 3
Battle of Gettysburg ends - 1863
On the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s last attempt at breaking the Union line ends in disastrous failure, bringing the most decisive battle of the American Civil War to an end.
In June 1863, following his masterful victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville, General Lee launched his second invasion of the Union in less than a year. He led his 75,000-man Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac River, through Maryland, and into Pennsylvania, seeking to win a major battle on Northern soil that would further dispirit the Union war effort and induce Britain or France to intervene on the Confederacy’s behalf. The 90,000-strong Army of the Potomac pursued the Confederates into Maryland, but its commander, General Joseph Hooker, was still stinging from his defeat at Chancellorsville and seemed reluctant to chase Lee further. Meanwhile, the Confederates divided their forces and investigated various targets, such as Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania capital.
On June 28, President Abraham Lincoln replaced Hooker with General George Meade, and Lee learned of the presence of the Army of the Potomac in Maryland. Lee ordered his army to concentrate in the vicinity of the crossroads town of Gettysburg and prepare to meet the Federal army. At the same time, Meade sent ahead part of his force into Pennsylvania but intended to make a stand at Pipe Creek in Maryland.
On July 1, a Confederate division under General Henry Heth marched into Gettysburg hoping to seize supplies but finding instead three brigades of Union cavalry. Thus began the Battle of Gettysburg, and Lee and Meade ordered their massive armies to converge on the impromptu battle site. The Union cavalrymen defiantly held the field against overwhelming numbers until the arrival of Federal reinforcements. Later, the Confederates were reinforced, and by mid-afternoon some 19,000 Federals faced 24,000 Confederates. Lee arrived to the battlefield soon afterward and ordered a general advance that forced the Union line back to Cemetery Hill, just south of the town.
During the night, the rest of Meade’s force arrived, and by the morning Union General Winfield Hancock had formed a strong Union line. On July 2, against the Union left, General James Longstreet led the main Confederate attack, but it was not carried out until about 4 p.m., and the Federals had time to consolidate their positions. Thus began some of the heaviest fighting of the battle, and Union forces retained control of their strategic positions at heavy cost. After three hours, the battle ended, and the total number of dead at Gettysburg stood at 35,000.
On July 3, Lee, having failed on the right and the left, planned an assault on Meade’s center. A 15,000-man strong column under General George Pickett was organized, and Lee ordered a massive bombardment of the Union positions. The 10,000 Federals answered the Confederate artillery onslaught, and for more than an hour the guns raged in the heaviest cannonade of the Civil War. At 3 p.m., Pickett led his force into no-man’s-land and found that Lee’s bombardment had failed. As Pickett’s force attempted to cross the mile distance to Cemetery Ridge, Union artillery blew great holes in their lines. Meanwhile, Yankee infantry flanked the main body of “Pickett’s charge” and began cutting down the Confederates. Only a few hundred Virginians reached the Union line, and within minutes they all were dead, dying, or captured. In less than an hour, more than 7,000 Confederate troops had been killed or wounded.
Both armies, exhausted, held their positions until the night of July 4, when Lee withdrew. The Army of the Potomac was too weak to pursue the Confederates, and Lee led his army out of the North, never to invade it again. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point in the Civil War, costing the Union 23,000 killed, wounded, or missing in action. The Confederates suffered some 25,000 casualties. On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address during the dedication of a new national cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Civil War effectively ended with the surrender of General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia in April 1865.
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Can You Believe It...
Elephant escapes Wisconsin circus for early-morning snack
(UPI) -- Kelly the elephant escaped her enclosure at a circus in Wisconsin and wandered to a nearby neighborhood for an early-morning snack, her handlers said.
Residents in Baraboo, Wis., woke up early Friday to find Kelly munching on trees and plants in their backyard.
"She was just having some breakfast, I guess," Jaime Peterson told Baraboo News Republic.
Kelly probably had help from fellow pachyderm Isla -- who likes bright, shiny things -- with releasing the bolts in their enclosure at Circus World in Baraboo, Wis. Isla stayed put inside the enclosure, but Kelly went on a walkabout Friday morning, circus director Scott O'Donnell said.
"Kelly went for a very short neighborhood stroll this morning after her partner-in-crime, Miss Isla, opened the door on the elephant barn," he said. "They're very curious and intelligent animals."
"Kelly's probably the more inquisitive one, and definitely the more food-motivated one," O'Donnell told CNN.
The elephant ultimately followed her trainer back home without incident. The circus said it would keep a better eye on Isla to make sure she doesn't open the enclosure again.
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
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 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
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