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Relieve Stress, Improves Health, Balances Life
NewsUSA) - Life is stressful. Between a down economy, long commutes to a job you may not even like, and overbearing bosses, not to mention trying to eke out a few minutes of "me" time in between diaper changes and dinner dates with your significant other, life can be challenging.Equally apparent is that for decades we've been told that yoga can combat all of these stressors -- and yet, it seems as if it is one of the last things people try to take the edge off.
For Leslie Crespi, a social worker in Atlanta, it was the changes she saw in a colleague that got her to consider attending an Inner Engineering program of Isha yoga. A key component to the practice is the "kriya," which Crespi describes to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an interview as a "process to energize and balance the human system using breathing."
"The kriya gives me a sense of balance and the ability to deal with life as it is," she tells the paper. "It's not about what I do anymore. It's about how I am, and that's a beautiful way to live."
If the thought of having more balance and energy in your life sounds intriguing, the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences may just be for you.
Nestled in Tennessee's spectacular Upper Cumberland (45 minutes outside of Chattanooga), the retreat center offers daily campus tours that include light hikes, rejuvenating time spent in Adiyogi: Abode of Yoga (an energized meditation space), and a visit to the largest yoga and meditation hall in the western hemisphere.
For daytrippers, visitors learn yoga for free, if they arrive in the scheduled time for the session each day.
Looking to stay awhile? An overnight includes the option of private studio accommodations, delicious vegetarian buffet meals, and an introductory yoga session of the visitor's choice, such as the yoga of sound, yoga for strengthening the joints, and yoga for purifying life energies.
The center also offers a myriad of opportunities for hiking and mountain biking on forested trails winding throughout nearly 1,400 acres. The center's five miles of mountain biking trails feature waterfalls, a spring-fed creek, and bluff overlooks.
And for those strictly interested in getting centered, there are beginning level yoga and meditation weekends, classical Hatha yoga programs, and individual wellness retreats.
For more information, please visit www.IshaUSA.org.
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.
Hamlin Speedway VetStock Firecracker 100
Let’s get ready to rumble on Saturday, July 1st when the holiday weekend kicks off in roaring style as the Hamlin Speedway hosts its second VetStock Firecracker 100 for the benefit of our area’s veterans.
The second annual event is an exciting and grueling 100-lap race that again will be sponsored by Hollywood Towing & Auto, The Honesdale National Bank and presented by S & S Speedways-Indoor Go-Karts and SS Promotions, LLC. Last year’s inaugural race drew huge crowds of family and devotees at what has been heralded by Dirt Track Digest as “one of the top entertainment values in the country today for small car division racing.”
In making this year’s announcement, Promotions Director Allesson Rode reiterated the Speedway’s unwavering commitment to support VetStock in its effort to ensure that the funds it raises benefit our local men, women and families who served our Country,” Veterans and current service members will have free admission with military ID. General admission is $10, seniors are $5, and children under 6 are free. Pit Passes are $25. Hot laps start at 6:00 p.m. with racing starting around 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 3:00 p.m.
VetStock, a local veterans’ support organization, is synonymous with an unparalleled passion and tireless efforts to improve the lives of the area’s former and present Armed Services men, women and families. Founded in 2012 by Tom Ryan, Rich Diaz and Kelly Gaughan, its sole mission is to financially assist those Veteran organizations who have not developed strong fundraising capabilities locally in both Pike and Monroe counties. None of the funds raised by VetStock is donated directly to individuals, but rather, monies are provided to non-profit veterans organizations who meet VetStock’s rigorous vetting process. For further information regarding VetStock, its upcoming events or to contribute to its ongoing efforts, please email VetStockAmerica@gmail.com.
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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.
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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Live Eagle Nest Cam
Pennsylvania WoodMobile Coming to Quiet Valley
The Pennsylvania WoodMobile will be coming to Quiet Valley on Tuesday June 27, 2017. The WoodMobile is a traveling exhibit that provides information on the state’s forest resource and the state’s forest product industry. Visitors to the exhibit will see how the forests of Pennsylvania have shaped the history of the state and nation, learn how today’s forest differs from 100 years ago, touch the various hardwood species produced in Pennsylvania , and use touchscreen technology to interact with various threats to the forest such as invasive insects and plants, diseases and white-tailed deer. Visitors will also learn how the forest is managed in a sustainable fashion, and experience how common and unusual forest products touch their lives every day.
The exhibit is included in the general admission price to the farm museum.
The Pennsylvania WoodMobile is a project of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Hardwoods Development Council, with the support of the state’s hardwoods industry. The truck is provided by 20 member companies of the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association, Harrisburg, PA; and the trailer is provided by Deer Park Lumber, Inc. of Tunkhannock, PA. It is outfitted by 61 sponsoring companies.
The early immigrants such as the Depper family who settled in Quiet Valley depended greatly on the forests to help them create homesteads in the wilderness. Come and learn more about the importance of hardwood trees in the past as well as the present.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a non-profit, educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. Period-dressed “family” members reenact the life of the original Pennsylvania German farming family who lived on the farm from the late 1760s to 1913. Public tours run from the third Saturday in June through Labor Day Monday. The farm also hosts a number of special events throughout the year. For more information on the museum call (570) 992 – 6161 or visit us online at: www.quietvalley.org.
4th of July Parade
Lehman Township/Newman Smith Post 514 will host its annual 4th of July Parade from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 4, 2334 Milford Road, Bushkill. The parade starts at the township building at 10 a.m. and ends at the post. Free hotdogs and soda will be served. All are invited to participate (march) in the parade or as spectators. There will be antique cars, emergency vehicles and floats in the parade.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - June 27
Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea - 1950
On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea. The United States was undertaking the major military operation, he explained, to enforce a United Nations resolution calling for an end to hostilities, and to stem the spread of communism in Asia. In addition to ordering U.S. forces to Korea, Truman also deployed the U.S. 7th Fleet to Formosa (Taiwan) to guard against invasion by communist China and ordered an acceleration of military aid to French forces fighting communist guerrillas in Vietnam.
At the Yalta Conference towards the end of World War II, the United States, the USSR, and Great Britain agreed to divide Korea into two separate occupation zones. The country was split along the 38th parallel, with Soviet forces occupying the northern zone and Americans stationed in the south. In 1947, the United States and Great Britain called for free elections throughout Korea, but the Soviets refused to comply. In May 1948 the Korean Democratic People’s Republic–a communist state–was proclaimed in North Korea. In August, the democratic Republic of Korea was established in South Korea. By 1949, both the United States and the USSR had withdrawn the majority of their troops from the Korean Peninsula.
At dawn on June 25, 1950 (June 24 in the United States and Europe), 90,000 communist troops of the North Korean People’s Army invaded South Korea across the 38th parallel, catching the Republic of Korea’s forces completely off guard and throwing them into a hasty southern retreat. On the afternoon of June 25, the U.N. Security Council met in an emergency session and approved a U.S. resolution calling for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” and the withdrawal of North Korean forces to the 38th parallel. At the time, the USSR was boycotting the Security Council over the U.N.’s refusal to admit the People’s Republic of China and so missed its chance to veto this and other crucial U.N. resolutions.
On June 27, President Truman announced to the nation and the world that America would intervene in the Korean conflict in order to prevent the conquest of an independent nation by communism. Truman was suggesting that the USSR was behind the North Korean invasion, and in fact the Soviets had given tacit approval to the invasion, which was carried out with Soviet-made tanks and weapons. Despite the fear that U.S. intervention in Korea might lead to open warfare between the United States and Russia after years of “cold war,” Truman’s decision was met with overwhelming approval from Congress and the U.S. public. Truman did not ask for a declaration of war, but Congress voted to extend the draft and authorized Truman to call up reservists.
On June 28, the Security Council met again and in the continued absence of the Soviet Union passed a U.S. resolution approving the use of force against North Korea. On June 30, Truman agreed to send U.S. ground forces to Korea, and on July 7 the Security Council recommended that all U.N. forces sent to Korea be put under U.S. command. The next day, General Douglas MacArthur was named commander of all U.N. forces in Korea.
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Massive alligators battle on golf course
(UPI) -- A North Carolina golfer took a break from his game to film a battle between two alligators at the shoreline of a water hazard.
The video, posted to YouTube by derekreed36d, shows a large alligator using its powerful jaws to clamp onto another gator and thrash it back and forth in the shallows of a water hazard on the 18th hole of the Panther's Run Golf Course at Ocean Ridge Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach.
Observers question whether the alligator at the receiving end of the punishment is already dead, but it begins to move and struggles against its attacker.
The alligator is eventually able to break free and swim away from its reptilian assailant.
The filmer estimated the alligators were about 12 feet long and 8 feet long.
"Incredible fight between two large North Carolina alligators. The fight began in the fairway of the 18th hole on Panthers Run Golf course in Ocean Ridge Plantation, and finished in the nearby pond. A territorial battle to remember!" the filmer wrote.
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
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 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