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New Ways to Safeguard Skin Year-Round
(StatePoint) A day outdoors can be enjoyable, but keep in mind that this UV exposure can take its toll on skin health.
Researchers are identifying new potential ways to promote skin health from the inside out -- before, during and after you spend time outdoors.
“Maintaining healthy DNA function safeguards your skin before and after spending time outdoors.” says Dr. Michael A. Smith, MD.
According to Dr. Smith, researchers have confirmed that nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, plays a significant role in producing Adenosine Tri-phosphate (ATP), the molecule that fuels all your cells and powers their intracellular machinery. By doing so, it also facilitates healthy DNA function. This is especially important as UV exposure can affect production of ATP in skin cells, sapping those cells of the energy needed for their protective mechanisms to function properly.
Dr. Smith points out that as one ages, skin loses some of its natural defense mechanisms, however, nicotinamide has been shown to support the natural immune response needed to safeguard against the age-related effects of UV exposure.
Nicotinamide is found in dairy milk, yeast and beer, but to be sure to get your daily dose of nicotinamide, consider an oral supplement, such as Life Extension Shade Factor. Formulated to nourish skin from within the body, it provides 500 mg of vitamin B3. It also contains an extract that helps manage cellular changes in the body that can lead to premature aging from outdoor activity and promotes healthy DNA function, as well as Red Orange Complex, which supports the body’s natural immune response. More information can be found at shadefactorsupp.com.
According to Dr. Smith, this product is not a substitute for topical sunscreens.
If you love the great outdoors, there is no need to give up your favorite hobbies, even as you age and your skin becomes more sensitive. New research suggests an inside out approach may be an effective way to help safeguard your body’s largest organ
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
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Carnival at Fernwood
Carnival- Provided by S & S Amusements. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Fernwood Resort Great Lawn
6148 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg. S & S Carnival returns to the Fernwood Resort Great Lawn from June 28 to July 9. Fun, food, rides & games for all ages. Weekday hours run from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and weekend hours will be 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The price is $15.00 on weekdays and $20.00 on weekends. Resort guests will receive a $2 discount. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 888-FERNWOOD.
Fernwood Fat Tuesdays
Fat Tuesdays. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Fernwood Resort at 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. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 800-259-8665.
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 foundational and formal ascpects 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, 6:30-8:30pm. To register or for more info call 570-476-4460 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
16th Annual American Freedom Festival
16th Annual American Freedom Festival. East Stroudsburg's Largest Community Event! Monday, July 3, 2017 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM to Tuesday, July 4, 2017 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Eastburg Community Alliance/The Historic Dansbury Depot being held at Dansbury Park 15 Day Street, East Stroudsburg. Join in on July 3rd and 4th with free fireworks at dusk on the 4th! Carnival rides and games by AEB amusements. Expect a wide variety of ethnic foods and fair favorites too! Merchandise vendors and area non-profits will be there too. Also performances by talented local artists. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 570 424-7540.
Entertainment This Week
10th Annual Freedom Festival 5K
10th Annual Freedom Festival 5K. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Pocono Family YMCA- Dansbury Park Day St, East Stroudsburg. All proceeds benefit the Pocono Family YMCA's Annual Campaign. By participating in fundraisers like this, ensure that the YMCA will be able to serve the community for many years to come. YMCA helps young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community. Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play.
Start Time: 9:00AM, Pre-registered packet pick-up: 7/1 - 7/3 YMCA Welcome Desk, Same day packet pick-up: 7/4 - Dansbury Park, $20 Individual...May 12 – June 15, $25 Race Day Individual…June 16 - July 4, First 100 Registrants receive a Runner’s T-Shirt!! Mail in the completed registration form to: Pocono Family YMCA 809 Main Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 OR Register online at: www.poconoymca.org Payment due with registration. Rain or Shine - No refunds! Phone: 570-421-2525.
Award categories: Overall Male & Overall Female (1st, 2nd & 3rd) Male & Female** 7 & Under; 8-12; 13-17; 18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-79; 80 & up **ALL Participants must be able to complete the 3.1 mile course.
Get Out And Golf Day
Get Out And Golf Day. Tuesday, July 4, 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 an 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.
Pocono TreeVentures Two For Tuesdays
Two For Tuesdays at Pocono TreeVentures. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Pocono TreeVentures 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, balance and zip, and then soar through the air and zip 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.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - July 4
U.S. declares independence - 1776
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The declaration came 442 days after the first volleys of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts and marked an ideological expansion of the conflict that would eventually encourage France’s intervention on behalf of the Patriots.
The first major American opposition to British policy came in 1765 after Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a taxation measure to raise revenues for a standing British army in America. Under the banner of “no taxation without representation,” colonists convened the Stamp Act Congress in October 1765 to vocalize their opposition to the tax. With its enactment in November, most colonists called for a boycott of British goods, and some organized attacks on the customhouses and homes of tax collectors. After months of protest in the colonies, Parliament voted to repeal the Stamp Act in March 1766.
Most colonists continued to quietly accept British rule until Parliament’s enactment of the Tea Act in 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India Company to undercut even tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists viewed the act as another example of taxation tyranny. In response, militant Patriots in Massachusetts organized the “Boston Tea Party,” which saw British tea valued at some 18,000 pounds dumped into Boston Harbor.
Parliament, outraged by the Boston Tea Party and other blatant acts of destruction of British property, enacted the Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts, in 1774. The Coercive Acts closed Boston to merchant shipping, established formal British military rule in Massachusetts, made British officials immune to criminal prosecution in America, and required colonists to quarter British troops. The colonists subsequently called the first Continental Congress to consider a united American resistance to the British.
With the other colonies watching intently, Massachusetts led the resistance to the British, forming a shadow revolutionary government and establishing militias to resist the increasing British military presence across the colony. In April 1775, Thomas Gage, the British governor of Massachusetts, ordered British troops to march to Concord, Massachusetts, where a Patriot arsenal was known to be located. On April 19, 1775, the British regulars encountered a group of American militiamen at Lexington, and the first shots of the American Revolution were fired.
Initially, both the Americans and the British saw the conflict as a kind of civil war within the British Empire: To King George III it was a colonial rebellion, and to the Americans it was a struggle for their rights as British citizens. However, Parliament remained unwilling to negotiate with the American rebels and instead purchased German mercenaries to help the British army crush the rebellion. In response to Britain’s continued opposition to reform, the Continental Congress began to pass measures abolishing British authority in the colonies.
In January 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense, an influential political pamphlet that convincingly argued for American independence and sold more than 500,000 copies in a few months. In the spring of 1776, support for independence swept the colonies, the Continental Congress called for states to form their own governments, and a five-man committee was assigned to draft a declaration.
The Declaration of Independence was largely the work of Virginian Thomas Jefferson. In justifying American independence, Jefferson drew generously from the political philosophy of John Locke, an advocate of natural rights, and from the work of other English theorists. The first section features the famous lines, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The second part presents a long list of grievances that provided the rationale for rebellion.
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to approve a Virginia motion calling for separation from Britain. The dramatic words of this resolution were added to the closing of the Declaration of Independence. Two days later, on July 4, the declaration was formally adopted by 12 colonies after minor revision. New York approved it on July 19. On August 2, the declaration was signed.
The American War for Independence would last for five more years. Yet to come were the Patriot triumphs at Saratoga, the bitter winter at Valley Forge, the intervention of the French, and the final victory at Yorktown in 1781. In 1783, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris with Britain, the United States formally became a free and independent nation.
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 4, 2017 events. Located at 131 Pilgrim Way, PO Box 318, Brodheadsville. Closed for Independence Day. Phone: (570) 992-7934.
Recently In Monroe Daily......
Can You Believe It...
Pedestrians Escape runaway portable toilets
(UPI) -- Muscovites walking amid hurricane-strength winds in the Russian capital were sent running for cover when they were chased by portable toilets. A video captured just over 500 yards from Red Square in Moscow shows pedestrians running for cover Friday as powerful winds send the portable toilets skidding across the streets and sidewalks.
"On Red Square. Even the toilets are fleeing from the murderous regime," Twitter user EugeneDX14 wrote in posting the video to the social media site.
The footage shows the toilets pass right by the Moscow Museum of Archaeology and the Museum of the 1812 War with Napoleon as pedestrians scramble to avoid being struck by the runaway potties.
The sight of blue boxes traveling down the road drew inevitable comparisons to Doctor Who's TARDIS on Twitter.
"When Tardises go bad," @DavidWiddick quipped.
Moscow was struck by severe storms Friday that included lightning and hurricane-strength winds.
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
Monroe County Road Work