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Don’t Sit on a Bed with Outside Clothes
Let’s face it, just because you took a shower in the morning and you don’t smell doesn’t mean the outfit you wore on the subway, in the bank, at work, to the gym or on a dinner date is clean. Some would say your fancy duds are downright dirty. Before you think about getting cozy under the sheets without changing into pajamas (or at least a t-shirt and shorts), here are some potential gross consequences that may have you heading to the laundry room instead of the bedroom.
Humans Are Nasty
Of course, practicing good hygiene is very important for your overall health, not to mention your social life, but understanding what naturally occurs over the course of a day to a person’s body will clarify how gross it is to not change your outerwear or undergarments. A video from Brit Lab, shown on Lifehacker.com reveals, you, in fact, produce dirt—and a lot of it. The expert says, “We’re constantly shedding skin cells, oozing skin oils, and secreting sweat onto everything we’re wearing. In fact, a human sheds about 500 million skin cells and a liter of sweat, every day.” Can anyone spare a barf bag?
Germs Stick To You Like Glue
“Bacteria and organisms can survive weeks or even months on clothes,” Philip Tierno, MD, director of Microbiology and Immunology at New York University revealed in a 2010 ABC investigation after discovering that brand-new clothes (still with the tags on them) can be contaminated with bacteria, norovirus, or staph germs. Since he suggests washing new clothes before wearing them, then it’s probably a good idea to sterilize the T-shirt you just walked around in on that hot day for 12 hours. Not judging, just saying.
Rashes, Acne, Infection,
Oh My!Dermascope.com explains how restricted fabrics could trigger flare-ups or skin irritations. “One of the main causes of back and chest acne is caused by prolonged pressure and friction by anything repeatedly rubbing on skin, such as tight shirts and backpacks.” And the grimier something is, the worst the breakout could be. “Dirty sheets and dirty clothes can transfer dirt and bacteria into the hair follicle, causing it to clog and become infected.
Heritage Center March Programs
Sunday, March 5th @ 2:00 PM – Photographer Ernie Dietz will do his Viaduct Presentation. This program was postponed from Sunday, February 12th due to inclement weather. Mr. Dietz will do a picture tour of before the Bangor Viaduct was built in 1939, during its’ recent demolition and the Viaduct’s new construction.
Sunday, March 12th @ 2:00 PM- Portland Mayor, Lance Prator will present “Slate Quarries-Past and Present”. Both events are free and open to the public. The Heritage Center is located at 30 North 1st Street, Bangor, Pa. For additional information contact: Karen Brewer @ 610-588-8615.
Pocono Arts Class
The Pocono Arts Council will offer the following class during the month of March. 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 online at www.poconoarts.org.
Instructor Iraina Caramelli
March 5, 12, 19, 26
Come join us in this ongoing watercolor journey and discover the flexibility of this wonderful medium. We will cover composition, form, shapes and definitely color!!! Students can work from photos that they have taken or utilize the still life that will be set up during each workshop. A very free approach will be explored where your creativity takes wing. JOIN THE JOURNEY!
Tuition: Member $100/Non-Member $110: Senior Member $90/Non-Member $100
Pocono Bluegrass Shindig
Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society will a shindig March 5 featuring Heavy Traffic Mason Dixon Bandits at Quality Inn, 1220 Main St., Stroudsburg, Pa. 570-420-1000
Stage shows begin at 12:30 PM and run until 5:00 pm or so. If you play an instrument, please bring it along and join one of the many jams happening around the building.
Admission is $7 ($6 for members). Membership is $10.00 per year and you can purchase here via PayPal.
Black Balloon Overdose Awareness Day
Please hang a Black Balloon outside of your home or business Monday, March 6 to show awareness for all the ones we have lost to addiction. This is a sign that you have been affected by drug addiction or an overdose death. It is a sign that we are all in this together!
This is the second annual event, last year it was a huge success with over 40,000
participants. The Addicts Mom supports this event. If people know of this event, statistics, unfortunately tell me there would be well over 40,000 balloons in PA. alone.
Live Eagle Nest Cam
By clicking on the photo you can see and hear activity at an eagle nest - live.
Season three began December 28 at the Hanover nest. The cameras and audio equipment installed for the 2016 season continue to provide excellent views and audio of this eagle family.
The live stream began December 17, 2016 shortly after the installation of two new cameras and audio equipment. Eggs were laid on February 18 and 21. March 28 one of the eggs hatched; the nestling died two days later, perhaps injured by a branch being moved in the nest. The other egg never hatched and remained n the nest until May 23 when one of the adults removed the remnants from the nest.
Hanover is located in south-central PA about five miles from the Mason-Dixon line.
The 39 Steps at ESU
The 39 Steps, adapted by Barlow, from Buchan novel, Hitchcock film, is scheduled for the Dale Snow Theatre Fine & Performing Arts Building, Normal St., East Stroudsburg at East Stroudsburg University, March 5 at 2PM., 570-422-3483 or esuarts@esu. edu. Tickets: http://esu.edu/theatretickets
Queen of Katwee
Queen of Katwee, Sunday March 5 will be held at the Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 North 9th St., Stroudsburg.
One girl's triumphant path to becoming a chess champion.This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong’o co-stars as Mutesi’s mother.
Produced as a joint venture between Disney and ESPN Films, Queen of Katwe was directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and was adapted from a nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers, who became acquainted with Mutesi’s story while on assignment for ESPN.
Free admission This film is rated PG
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - March 5
Hula Hoop Invented - 1963
On this day in 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company’s co-founder, Arthur “Spud” Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone.
In 1948, friends Arthur Melin and Richard Knerr founded a company in California to sell a slingshot they created to shoot meat up to falcons they used for hunting. The company’s name, Wham-O, came from the sound the slingshots supposedly made. Wham-O eventually branched out from slingshots, selling boomerangs and other sporting goods. Its first hit toy, a flying plastic disc known as the Frisbee, debuted in 1957. The Frisbee was originally marketed under a different name, the Pluto Platter, in an effort to capitalize on America’s fascination with UFOs.
Melina and Knerr were inspired to develop the Hula-Hoop after they saw a wooden hoop that Australian children twirled around their waists during gym class. Wham-O began producing a plastic version of the hoop, dubbed “Hula” after the hip-gyrating Hawaiian dance of the same name, and demonstrating it on Southern California playgrounds. Hula-Hoop mania took off from there
Active Adventures Healthy Hike
Active Adventures Healthy Hikes will be held Sunday, March 5, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Pocono Environmental Education Center. Free .
Enjoy a guided hike on a PEEC trail. This program is all about getting outside, exploring nature, and meeting new people. Funding for this program provided by the AllOne Foundation.
Welcome to a Wedding Sampling
Welcome to a Wedding Sampling Sunday, March 5, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Stroudsmoor Country Inn.
Stroudsmoor Country Inn invites you to a Bridal Sampling by reservation only. The purpose of this event is to acquaint couples with some of the inn’s famous hors d’oeuvres and most frequently chosen menu selections; to offer them a preview of each of the five event facilities located on the 350 acre property; to introduce them to the inn’s floral designers and spa staff; and to tempt them into tasting a variety of mouthwatering wedding cake selections. Each guest will experience first-hand the ambiance of a Stroudsmoor Wedding, and understand how the inn is a quintessential element in the planning of an unforgettable wedding celebration.
Meeting their client’s needs is paramount at Stroudsmoor; therefore, our Event Planners are well versed in the execution wedding ceremonies from around the world – working with officiates from Priest to Pandit, Rabbi to Swami. Additionally, meeting specific dietary tastes is vital.
Stroudsmoor’s team of chefs are trained and certified in the art of preparing international cuisine – including but not limited to classic American, Italian, Latino, Asian, Indian, Vegetarian, Pescatarian and Vegan. Lastly, we are an advocate for our couples, striving to ensure all their needs are addressed; they experience stress-free planning and enjoy, thoroughly, the excitement of their wedding celebration. To this end, we offer the following services all under the “Stroudsmoor Roof”.
Zip Before Your Trip
Zip Before Your Trip Pocono Zip Racer Sunday, March 5, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Route 209, Bushkill.
Head to Pocono Zip Racer before your trip back home. Experience the thrill of our dual racing zip lines. Offer is for Sundays, 10 am-12 pm.
Pay $20.00 for your first Zip Race and get a 2nd ride free! Must be same rider.
Show your Villas at Tree Tops & Fairway or Fernwood Resort guest card, White/Blue Lightning Tubing or Pocono TreeVentures armband to receive the special discount.
*Open Weather Permitting
Spring Mardi Gras TubeFest Weekend
Spring Mardi Gras TubeFest Weekend Saturday, March 4, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM to Sunday, March 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at White Lightning Snowtubing Park, 124 Golf Drive
Come to White Lightning Snowtubing Park to celebrate the coming of spring during our Spring Mardi Gras TubeFest Weekend! This event will be held on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 from 12 pm- 4 pm.
There will be activities such as "Bead" Bag Toss, Tug O' War, Snowtube Races, and making your own masquerade Mask. There will also be live music, food & drink, and prizes & giveaways
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Monroe County Still Under Drought Watch
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently provided an update on drought conditions throughout the state.
Mifflin and Union counties remain in drought warning status. DEP encourages a voluntary water use reduction of 10–15 percent in these counties.
Twenty-one counties are on drought watch: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe,
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Oklahoma City police seek suspect with shirt full of bacon
March 2 (UPI) -- Oklahoma City police are searching for a man accused of stealing six packages of bacon from a grocery store by stuffing them inside his shirt.
The Oklahoma City Police Department said in a Facebook post the man was confronted by an employee at the Smart Saver store after he was seen hiding six packages of bacon -- totaling about $30 worth -- inside his shirt.
The man refused to return the pilfered pork and left the store in a hurry, police said.
"Hey, I like bacon as much as the next guy, but you can't just go around stealing it," police said in the Facebook post.
The post included a CCTV photo of the suspect.
Teachers: Students’ Greatest Resource Remains Scarce
(NAPSI)—The role of teachers in children’s lives cannot be understated. Beyond children’s parents, their teacher is often the primary adult influencer in their life. Yet, this essential role faces difficult setbacks as schools and districts across the country are tasked with stabilizing the teacher shortage while ensuring new teachers are prepared to meet the needs of their students.
The Current State of K−12 Education
Andy Drotos Ph.D., executive dean for the College of Education at University of Phoenix, attributes the loss of new teachers to the lack of continuing teacher development, induction and other educator support programs. “We need to focus on helping teachers grow professionally and be reflective in their practice.”
In a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey, more than three in five K−12 teachers cite mentorship programs that support teachers in their first few years of teaching as key in retaining talent. Forty-six percent of those survey respondents also indicate teacher induction programs designed to mentor and provide professional development as a way to grow the teacher talent pipeline.
Drotos says while the teacher shortage can be attributed to many things—including baby boomer teachers retiring and insufficient resources—helping mitigate the teacher shortage begins with providing them with resources to seek coursework for recertification and to stay current in their field with the latest knowledge of how students learn. The same K−12 survey found that just one-third of teachers say they have significant training in standards and assessment preparation and curriculum development.
Supporting Teachers and Districts in the Changing Education Landscape
Drotos added that districts need to become savvier with their resources to support their educators during this critical time in their career. “The first few years of a teacher’s career are vital to his or her success. We need to create an environment where teachers are provided the training and mentoring to boost their confidence and effectiveness in the classroom.”
According to the same survey, some skills for which K−12 teachers say they are interested in pursuing more development include:
• Technology in the classroom to embrace the latest development in technology and software applications
• Addressing student behavior issues with the skills necessary to effectively manage classrooms
• Curriculum and instruction to help in curriculum analysis, design, development and implementation
• Teacher leadership that utilizes collaboration, mentoring and inclusion as a way to initiate and sustain change in their school community.
University of Phoenix College of Education has been educating teachers and school administrators for more than 30 years. The College of Education provides bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for individuals who want to become teachers or current educators and administrators seeking advanced degrees to strengthen their professional knowledge. With education programs available throughout most of the U.S., the College of Education has a distinct grasp of the national education picture and priorities for teacher preparation. Faculty members on average bring more than 17 years of professional experience to the classroom. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu/education.
Community Relations Help Police Efforts
(NAPSI)—Police officers today face very different challenges than a decade ago. Social media and an increase in overall visibility of officers’ actions place them under increased scrutiny, and may have fueled disconnect between law enforcement and the communities they protect. According to a Gallup survey, only 58 percent of whites and 29 percent of African Americans trust police officers, up slightly from the lowest point it reached in 2015. Recent incidents with minorities and limited community presence may contribute to the lack of trust.
Understanding the efforts police departments undertake to prevent crime is especially important as the United States Congress in 2009 designated March as National Criminal Justice Month. The month is meant to promote societal awareness of the causes and consequences of crime and better help civilians understand the strategies to prevent and respond to it. Many experts believe a return to community-oriented policing (COP) and an emphasis on soft skills for officers could help police departments make strides toward rebuilding community trust.
Daniel Barry is one expert, who says police departments need to make a shift in philosophies. Barry is the criminal justice chair for the University of Phoenix College of Security and Criminal Justice Las Vegas Campus and spent 30 years as police captain for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. He and other current and former Las Vegas officers started the Police Athletic League to help officers and youths form a bond through sports. Barry says initiatives like these go a long way in improving community relations.
“People need to understand that COP and soft skills are a philosophy, not a style of policing,” Barry said. “We live in a more connected, more exposed world. Police departments need to embrace efforts to be more involved with the communities they serve.”
Police departments are in fact transitioning back to a COP philosophy. Traditional policing has historically taken a reactionary approach, responding to crime after it occurs, which could make individuals feel unsafe. With COP, officers are proactively engaged with community members to address immediate concerns and stop crime before it occurs. Programs such as D.A.R.E. and bike patrols were examples of successful past COP initiatives. Today, COP initiatives include expanding social media presence and becoming more active in community projects.
Soft skills and training on how to best de-escalate a situation are key focuses for police departments. Much like how officers are expected to undergo firearms training, teaching soft skills like interpersonal communication and critical thinking must also be prioritized. Studies have shown that the officers with higher education degrees are less likely to use force when making an arrest than those without a degree or only a GED. In fact, officers with two- or four-year degrees used physical or verbal force 56 percent of the time when making an arrest, compared to 68 percent for those with only a high school education.
Moreover, police departments should focus on educating officers on technology and encouraging social media use. According to a Pew Research survey, 44 percent of officers rated their agencies use of social media as “fair,” and fewer than one in 10 rated it as “excellent.” Despite a lack of understanding and budget cut restraints, social media can be a helpful tool to enhance a department’s reputation and quickly spread information.
University of Phoenix offers degrees and certificates that focus on security, public administration and criminal justice that teach the necessary hard and soft skills to pursue a career in criminal justice. Students learn how to make a difference in their communities, protect people and contribute to improving society.
For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit www.phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.html.
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.
Summer Internships at Grey Towers
Grey Towers Historic Site Applications are being accepted for summer internships at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA. College students who are interested in parks and recreation, history,gardening and landscape architecture and forestry are encouraged to apply. Students can earn from $85 per week subsisten ce allowance to $2,500 for the 12-week season,depending on which internship they qualify for. Housing on the historic estate and uniforms may be provided.
Education/Interpretation/Visitor Services:Multiple 12-week internships are available for students to deliver interpretive mansion tours and education programs and hone their visitor services skills. Deadline to apply is March 1 for May - August internship. Gardening/Horticulture: Two opportunities are available for May - August; each provides avaluable, practical experience for a motivated undergraduate college student who wants a hands-on experience to challenge and broaden the student’s knowledge of practical applications of horticultural theory learned in the classroom. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.
For the Elizabeth S. Mortimer gardening internship, send a resume and cover letter that indicates your field of study and expected graduation date to: Elizabeth Hawke, Horticulturist, Grey Towers National Historic Site, PO Box 188, Milford, PA 18337,or fax to 570-296-9675 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A second horticulture position isavailable through the Student Conservation Association. To apply go to www.thesca.organd search Position ID 00722488.Information: www.fs.usda.gov/greytowers;email@example.com; or 570-296-9630.
Kirkridge Retreat Center
What Matters: A Weekend on Disability, Community and Love: Fialka-Feldman Famil
April 21st - April 23rd
Together It's Possible (TIP) is proud to invite you to our annual retreat. This year we are thrilled to host the entire Fialka-Feldman family as we dream and work toward new possibilities for inclusion in our world. All family members, self-advocates, professionals and welcome to come -- because we all need to be included.
FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-588-1793. 2495. Located at Fox Gap Road, Bangor just minutes south of Stroudsburg on Route 191. Check out their website at http://www.kirkridge.org\
PEEC Earth Day and Family Fun Day
Pocono Environmental Education Center(PEEC)538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 Attention All Artisans! PEEC is looking for crafters, photographers, artists, and local businesses who are interested in selling their wares at our festivals. Our Earth Day (April 29,10AM-4PM) & Fall Family fun Day (October7, 10AM-4PM) festivals are an opportunity to show off your skills and sell your products at a large event. Information: 570-828-2319,www.peec.org, email@example.com Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.
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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
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