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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
will be Drained
(CNN) - The National Park Service will drain the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool this weekend after approximately 80 ducklings were found dead, including 53 in one day.
The culprit is a parasite that grows in snails that live in the pool, said park service spokesman Mike Litterst.
The federal agency says chemical treatments alone aren't sufficient to fully reduce the parasite and snail population. So the pool must be drained and cleaned.
The cleanup begins Sunday. It will take about two days to fully drain the water. On Tuesday, crews will begin cleaning the interior.
Humans who come in contact with the parasite could develop cercarial dermatitis, better known as "swimmer's itch." It's not contagious and rarely requires medical treatment, but it's uncomfortable.
Crews will refill the pool next Friday and things should be back to normal the following week.
Information for the above is taken from Accuweather and Intellicast. The forecast are not always 100% accurate, but based on weather criteria, should provide valuable guidelines
Pocono Arts June 2017 Studio Classes
STROUDSBURG - The Pocono Arts Council will offer the following classes during the month of June. Classes, unless noted otherwise, are held at the PoconoArts Cultural Center, 18, N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. To register call PoconoArts at 570-476-4460 or register online at www.poconoarts.org.
Instructor Jim Smeltz
One Evening, June 14, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
This workshop is open to any media, acrylic, watercolor and water based oils. The choice is yours! Light is the focus of this evening.
Monroe Animal League Meetings
Regular meetings of the Monroe Animal League are held on the last Tuesday of each month except December and August. Meetings are normally held at 7 p.m in the Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. 9th Street, Stroudsburg.
A Grief Share program will be held today at Christian Life Assembly Church from 6:45-9:00pm, If you would like to have more information about this session, please call 570-424-1179.
Today at Western Pocono Library, Brodheadsville
Veterans Assistance Day
Veterans Assistance Day is held the second Tuesday of each month in Senator Mario Scavello's Office, Rt 611, Tannersville. For more information, call 570-620-4326
Entertainment This Week
Shawnee Community Concert Series for June
Shawnee Community Concert Series is held on Tuesday nights at 7pm, year around, (rain or shine) at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The performances will run for approximately one hour and will take place at The River Sanctuary (pavilion) or in the lobby of the Inn (depending on season and weather). There is no admission fee but donations for the performers will be collected prior to intermission.
Pocono Community Orchestra
Pocono Community Orchestra- Rehearsals on Wednesdays, 7-9PM, Stroudsburg High School. All string, wind, brass and percussion players wanted. Intermediate level & above.Information: Betsy Buzzelli-Clarke, firstname.lastname@example.org.Trinity Centennial BandcMusicians interested in joining this community concert band are invited to come to rehearsals with your instrument and a music stand. Rehearsals are on Monday nights, 2 or3 times a month, in the Community Room,Stroud Township Building, North 5th St,Stroudsburg, 7PM. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for the spring schedule.
Western Pocono Community Library to offer Mah Jongg Course
Join us this June for a 4-week course • Wednesdays, 9am to 12pm (starting June 7)
Course is free, but registration is required • Sign up now, seating is limited. Adults only.
Great way to spend the morning with friends, meeting new people and having fun.
Register at the library or by calling (570) 992-7934
Live Eagle Nest Cam
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - June 13
The Miranda rights are established - 1966
On this day in 1966, the Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. Now considered standard police procedure, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you,” has been heard so many times in television and film dramas that it has become almost cliche. The roots of the Miranda decision go back to March 2, 1963, when an 18-year-old Phoenix woman told police that she had been abducted, driven to the desert and raped. Detectives questioning her story gave her a polygraph test, but the results were inconclusive. However, tracking the license plate number of a car that resembled that of her attacker’s brought police to Ernesto Miranda, who had a prior record as a peeping tom. Although the victim did not identify Miranda in a line-up, he was brought into police custody and interrogated. What happened next is disputed, but officers left the interrogation with a confession that Miranda later recanted, unaware that he didn’t have to say anything at all.
The confession was extremely brief and differed in certain respects from the victim’s account of the crime. However, Miranda’s appointed defense attorney (who was paid a grand total of $100) didn’t call any witnesses at the ensuing trial, and Miranda was convicted. While Miranda was in Arizona state prison, the American Civil Liberties Union took up his appeal, claiming that the confession was false and coerced.
The Supreme Court overturned his conviction, but Miranda was retried and convicted in October 1966 anyway, despite the relative lack of evidence against him. Remaining in prison until 1972, Ernesto Miranda was later stabbed to death in the men’s room of a bar after a poker game in January 1976.
As a result of the case against Miranda, each and every person must now be informed of his or her rights when arrested.
Lions 18th Annual Charity Golf Outing
The 18th Annual Charity Golf Outing hosted by Pocono Lions will be held on June 14 from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm at Mountain Laurel Golf Club, in White Haven. The event is a Four Person Scramble. Registration and putting contest begins at 10:30 am with a shotgun start at 12 noon. Dinner will be at Lake Naomi Clubhouse, Pocono Pines. The cost is $115.00 per person by June 9th or $125.00 per person the day of registration. If you'd like to attend dinner only, it is $40.00. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.poconolions.org.
Pocono Mountains Wine Tour
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
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
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Can You Believe It...
Tennessee teen skydives for elaborate promposal
(UPI) -- A high school student in Tennessee took to the sky in order to ask his girlfriend to prom in an elaborate "promposal."Ty Myers, a 19-year-old high school senior from Bristol, shared a video to YouTube as he leapt from a plane while dressed in a tuxedo and held a sign that read "I'm Falling 4 U, Prom?"
"Fallin for the best date to prom a guy could ask for!" Myers wrote.
He then parachuted down to a field, where he held the sign up for his date Katie Potter, who accepted his proposal as the two shared an embrace.
"This does not surprise me one bit!" Potter told ABC News. "He's the type of guy to go above and beyond, no matter what he does for anyone. Especially me, though."
Myers, who has completed more than 30 skydives, said he knew Potter, his girlfriend of two years, would attend prom with him, but thought the stunt was the best way to ask.
"What better way to go above and beyond than jump out of a plane two miles above the earth?" Myers said. "I felt that I had to do something big for her to show her just how special she is. She is the type of girl that would have been fine with a simple note passed to her, but this was something I wanted to do that I thought would mean a lot to her."
The two attended their prom together on Saturday where they continued their moment in the spotlight.
"Katie and I both enjoy getting out there and dancing and just having a great time!" Myers said. "We also were blessed to win prom king and queen, which was amazing and just capped off a great night!"
Instilling garage logic in your kids
(BPT) - It's a long-standing tradition performed at the workbench of American garages - passing garage logic to the next generation. From hammering that first nail to changing a car's oil, the garage is a living laboratory where parents teach their kids life lessons, self-reliance and problem-solving skills. It can even be an incubator where the seeds of a future profession grow.
Today, instilling that larger vision requires a break from the small screen. Too often, smartphones and video games dominate the attention of kids, replacing time once craved from their parents. In 2016, National Public Radio reported preteens spend more than four hours per day in front of their screens, and teens spend seven, not including the time spent using these devices for or in school.
Replacing the tablet with a tool in kids' hands requires parents to be creative and focused. Here are some easy ways to start and, in the process, create a sense of accomplishment and ownership kids won't forget when it is their time to pay it forward.
Give a garage tool tour
Start with a tour of your tool collection, demonstrating the role each one plays. Chances are you acquired your tools over a lifetime or more, elevating their significance beyond the specific task for which they were initially forged. Some may even carry a special story - the $3 putty knife that saved a $200 damage deposit in your first apartment, or the pipe wrench that stopped a basement flood in your childhood home. Share the stories, and the glory.
Contract the kids for your next project
Projects with a variety of tasks provide opportunities for all skill levels to get involved. Just one example is maintaining a wood deck or fence. Youngsters can assist with sanding and painting, while teenagers can learn to clean fences with a Powerhorse Pressure Washer from Northern Tool + Equipment. Keep it interesting by introducing more sophisticated tools as they get older.
Keep it clean and safe
Help your children understand the importance of keeping tools and workspaces safe, clean and well maintained. Everything starts with protective gear - safety glasses, earphones, masks and gloves - appropriate for different jobs. Teach them the value of caring for your investments. Preventative maintenance, such as changing oil and checking filters, keeps equipment working better and longer, which ultimately saves money. When the project is done, stress the importance of returning everything to its place for an organized and safe shop.
Most of all, make your garage a place kids want to be. Personalize your garage with conversation pieces, memorabilia from your local sports teams or other things that may not be welcomed inside the house. The ultimate goal is keeping kids interested and wanting to learn more ways to be helpful around the house. Assume the role of mentor, not a drill sergeant. Teach them what they need to know and how to succeed. Finally, when a job is done, make a point to celebrate with refreshments and sincere thanks. This fulfillment will keep them motivated and instill invaluable garage logic that will forever be part of their character.
Food and Entertaining...
Spring into warmer months with a picnic spread made from the heart
(BPT) - This time of year, the urge to go outside increases by the day. There's more sunlight, birds are chirping and, in some lucky parts of the nation, flowers might even be in bloom. What better way to welcome spring than with a picnic prepared from the heart, complete with homemade breads and baked goods made from scratch?
Whether you're celebrating a spring holiday or birthday, looking for a new idea for date night or just want an excuse to relax on a lazy Sunday afternoon, these tips will equip you for a picnic that's sure to please.
Location, location, location
The wonderful thing about picnics is that they can be enjoyed just about anywhere. Whether you want to take in your own backyard, visit a favorite park in your neighborhood or town or escape to a cherished remote spot that is secret to you, picnics allow you to make your meals extra special as you surround yourself in nature.
Spring showers got you down? Prepare for summer by transforming your living room into an indoor picnic space. Lay out a blanket, whip up a delicious spread, pick up some flowers, grab your favorite board games and make a day of it. You'll forget the gray weather in no time.
A cause to celebrate
Warmer temperatures are cause for celebration alone, but the spring season is also filled with festive holidays like Easter and Mother's Day. This Easter, while the kids run through the yard on the hunt for Easter eggs, adults can lounge on picnic blankets and enjoy tasty traditional Easter treats, like homemade hot cross buns.
When it comes time to show Mom she's special (and every day of the year, of course), change up the usual Mother's Day breakfast in bed or brunch plans with an indoor or outdoor brunch picnic, complete with all of her favorite foods. Enjoying fresh flowers and homemade cinnamon rolls or coffee cake while surrounded by her favorite people will make it a day to remember. Plus, who really wants crumbs in their comforter?
Picnics are also a great way to celebrate a spring birthday in the park. Or, for a new twist on your next date night, plan a romantic picnic dinner spread somewhere special, or right out your own back door.
The food: The reason we picnic
Whether a brunch, lunch or dinner picnic, food is always the star of the show; it's the reason to own a picnic basket and the lovely accoutrements. For your next picnic, no matter the occasion, make it a priority to bake something from the heart.
Fleischmann's Yeast can be used for a variety of everyday and seasonal recipes, and can help you plan the perfect picnic. Visit BreadWorld.com for recipe inspiration and tips for beginners and seasoned bakers alike, including pointers like how to save time by making your dough the night before. As your oven works its magic, the smell of made-from-scratch baked goods is sure to get everyone excited to start the picnic party.
From Hot Cross Buns or an Easter Egg Nest for Easter to Beginner's Frosted Cinnamon Rolls or Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake for a Mother's Day picnic, a homemade treat makes every holiday complete. And if you're looking for a staple for any occasion, French Bread is guaranteed to impress your picnic guests. Plus, you'll be joining the ranks of those across the country raving about the health and taste benefits of homemade artisanal bread. So roll up your sleeves and start baking with yeast - it's easier than you might think and the results will add an extra "wow" factor to your thoughtful picnic spread.
Follow the recipe below to build a delicious foundation for your perfect picnic sandwich.
1 3/4 cups warm water (100 to 110 degrees F)
2 envelopes Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast
1 tablespoon Mazola Corn Oil
2 teaspoons salt
5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Place water in large, warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Stir in oil, salt and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, about six to eight minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Punch dough down. On floured surface, divide dough in half; roll to 15x10-inch ovals. Roll up from long ends to make loaves. Pinch seams and ends to seal; taper ends.
Place, seam sides down, on large greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Brush with egg white mixture. With a sharp knife, make four or five diagonal cuts (1/4-inch deep), on top of each loaf. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 25 minutes, or until done. For crispier crusts, brush two more times with egg white mixture, after 15 and 20 minutes of baking time. Remove from sheet and cool on wire rack.
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.
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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 Roasd Work