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Cope with Summer Heat: Be Weather Ready
(StatePoint) Summer can be hot, sticky and downright uncomfortable. It can also be dangerous if you are not prepared.
Cope with the heat this summer and stay healthy and safe with these helpful tips.
• Maintain your air conditioner. The last thing you need is a broken air conditioner on a hot day. Regular maintenance of your unit can help ensure it will work all summer long. The easiest, and perhaps most important, maintenance task you can perform yourself is to clean or change the filter routinely. For more complicated tasks, you may wish to hire a professional technician. Likewise, you’ll want to be sure your car’s air conditioner is in good working order, particularly before a major road trip or heat wave.
• Stay informed with accurate weather information. Accurate weather information is one of the best ways to make informed decisions and be prepared for daily outdoor activities, family vacations and travel plans. Consider a source recognized for its superior accuracy – the AccuWeather app can be a good go-to resource not only this summer, but year-round, to help keep you safe. It features AccuWeather MinuteCast, an exclusive minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for the next two hours specific to your exact GPS location. Plus, the app’s AccuWeather RealFeel feature lets you know how it actually feels outside so you can properly plan for outdoor summer activities and the day ahead – from what to pack to what to wear. If you’re constantly on the go, don’t worry, because the app delivers severe weather push alert notifications that can help keep you safe and better prepared for anything that comes your way. The award-winning AccuWeather app is available on all of Android mobile devices, as well as on iOS, for free.
• Know what to wear. During the summer, lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing can make all the difference to your comfort. The less fabric you have actually touching your body, the cooler you will be.
• Schedule outdoor activities carefully. During periods of intense heat, stay indoors and, if at all possible, remain in an air-conditioned location. If your home does not have air conditioning, consider going to a shopping mall or public library for a few hours – spending time in air conditioning will help your body stay cooler once you go back out into the elements. Limit your outdoor activities to morning and evening hours when it’s cooler.
• Stay hydrated. Summer fun often means being outdoors, but listen to your body and take breaks to rest, rehydrate and cool off. Bring water or a sports drink with you when you are exercising, at the pool or even just making your way around town. Make sure to avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they can quickly dehydrate you.
With up-to-the-minute knowledge at your fingertips and the right preparation, you will be ready to cope with heat and all weather conditions the summer season brings.
Treat Dad to breakfast today at the East Stroudsburg Elks Lodge #319. It will be held at the Elks Lodge from 8:30 to 11 AM.
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
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Polk Twp Vol. Fire Co. Breakfast
Polk township Volunteer Fire Co will hold its monthly breakfast June 18 at the fire company Route 209, Kresgeville, Pa. from 7:00 AM TO 11:30 AM. Donation is $7.00 for adults and $4.50 for children (3-12)
MENU :Eggs, Homefries & Choice of 1 Meat (Bacon, Sausage, Ham) French Toast, Homefries, & Choice of 1 Meat, Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast with Homefries, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate
Music on Mondays at Dansbury Depot June 19.
Come and enjoy music and art at the depot. Vendors and art begin at 6:00 PM; music at 7:00. A free will offering will be taken on behalf of the musicians.
Our featured musicians tonight will be Joyful Noises. The Joyful Noises Quartet was formed in 2007 as a gospel quartet. All were members of the East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church in East Stroudsburg, PA. Original member still with the quartet are Doug Malefyt, bass, and Bob Rosenberger, baritone. After several changes within the quartet, they solidified with Pete Wilson singing lead and Tom Salmon as tenor. This foursome has been together since 2010.
Having so much fun as a singing group, we began singing much more than gospel/sacred music. In 2013, the quartet auditioned to sing the National Anthem for the Iron Pigs baseball team. They immediately sent our recording to the Philadelphia Phillies, who invited them to sing for Alumni Day in the summer of 2013.
The featured artists are Jim Smeltz and Liz. Jim is a long time impressionistic painter in the area. His artwork is sold worldwide. Jim is especially talented not only with his artwork but he is also an excellent teacher who has introduced hundreds of blooming artists in the area to painting. Liz has a fine hand at making jewelry. Her many styles would fit a variety of tastes. Jim and Liz will be showing and selling their beautiful pieces of art inside of the depot.
Monroe Farmer's Market
Monroe Farmer's Market now located at Stroudsburg United Methodist Church (Rear entrance off Ann Street) It is open Saturdays 9am-noon
Their Winter vendors are:The Kitchen Witch, Menegus Farm, E&R Mathez Farm, Apple Ridge Farm, Cakes & Scones Bakery, The Daily Bread Bakeshop. Aspen Ridge Farm. Pocono Limited Winery, Woodsfresh Mushrooms, Cranberry Creek Farm, Sweet Riley’s Bakery, Special Lady’s Specialties, Spreading Joy Handmade Chocolates …and many surprise artisans.
Entertainment This Week
Quiet Valley’s Garden Party & Tour Opening
On Saturday June 17, 2017 Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will open for their 54th Summer Tour Season starting with their tenth annual Summer Garden Party. Visitors coming to the farm for the historic tour will experience guides portraying family members going about a typical day on a homestead in the 1800s. In addition to the tour, folks will have a chance to involve themselves in a variety of garden-related activities. Tour a typical Pennsylvania German kitchen garden, get help with garden basics, sample yummy things made with fresh herbs and vegetables and take home some recipes. At the outdoor brick oven herb breads will be baked and samples shared.
This year’s feature area, Outdoor Living Space will have an example of a comfortable gathering place for families looking for some fresh air and relaxation at home, complete with a Zen gravel bed.
There will be new adventures at the party including two Food Demonstrations, Dutch Oven Cooking with Fresh Herbs and Easy Herb Cheese Making. Older youth and adults will enjoy making birds using wire and paper as well as quilled flower mobiles. The Children’s Area will have lots of summer craft fun with insect creatures, 3D flower cards and bubble pictures. Visitors are welcome to hang some artwork from the tree featured in the theme area.
This is a day full of gardening inspiration, artistic expression and fun in the outdoors.
This event is sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Project Stream grant.
All activities on June 17 are rain or shine and are subject to change. General admission for the Historic Tour is Adults $10.00 and Ages 3-12 is $5.00 and includes both the historic farm tour and Summer Garden Party. The farm is open for summer tours Tues. - Sat. 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sun. noon - 5:00pm. Allow 2½ to 3 hours for complete farm tour. Visit our website at www.quietvalley.org for more information on Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm or call 570-992-6161.
Live Eagle Nest Cam
Rhythm & Blues Concerts in the ShawneeCraft Tap Room
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - June 17
Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor- 1885
On this day in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrives in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue, which was reassembled and dedicated the following year in a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland, became known around the world as an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy.
Intended to commemorate the American Revolution and a century of friendship between the U.S. and France, the statue was designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi (who modeled it after his own mother), with assistance from engineer Gustave Eiffel, who later developed the iconic tower in Paris bearing his name. The statue was initially scheduled to be finished by 1876, the 100th anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence; however, fundraising efforts, which included auctions, a lottery and boxing matches, took longer than anticipated, both in Europe and the U.S., where the statue’s pedestal was to be financed and constructed. The statue alone cost the French an estimated $250,000 (more than $5.5 million in today’s money).
Finally completed in Paris in the summer of 1884, the statue, a robed female figure with an uplifted arm holding a torch, reached its new home on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor (between New York City and Hudson County, New Jersey) on June 17, 1885. After being reassembled, the 450,000-pound statue was officially dedicated on October 28, 1886, by President Cleveland, who said, “We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected.” Standing more than 305 feet from the foundation of its pedestal to the top of its torch, the statue, dubbed “Liberty Enlightening the World” by Bartholdi, was taller than any structure in New York City at the time. The statue was originally copper-colored, but over the years it underwent a natural color-change process called patination that produced its current greenish-blue hue.
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Huge Cat Wants New Home and Diet
June 16 (UPI) -- Staff at an animal shelter in Washington, D.C. are working to help a 35-pound rescue cat shed weight and find a new home.
Humane Rescue Alliance shared video Thursday of Symba the hefty, 6-year-old, orange tabby cat exercising on a circular treadmill device as he is prepared for adoption.
"HRA staff have seen a lot -- but we've never seen a 35 pound cat! At 6-years-old, Symba is bigger than a lion cub and we know he'd be much more comfortable if he slimmed down a bit," the rescue group said.
The staff at HRA are seeking a new owner for Symba who is willing to provide a loving home and help guide him to a healthier weight.
"If you're up for the challenge, he'd love to go home with you and continue his weight loss journey," HRA said. "This handsome fellow is sweet, mellow, and waiting for a new home where he can thrive."
Symba arrived at the rescue group after his previous owner moved to a nursing facility that doesn't allow pets.
HRA spokesman Matt Williams told Today that Symba needs to lose at least 15 pounds to maintain a healthy weight and will require an owner willing to hold him to a strict diet and exercise regimen.
"As much as we love Symba, as cute as he is, his obesity is serious," Williams said. "He really needs to lose the weight to live a good life."
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.
Pocono Lions 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.
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
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