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Underdog Champs - Sherman Theater Showcase w/ Hours Awake, Shred Flintstone is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 PM Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Trip to New York City
Pocono Day Tripper and Fernwood Resort invite guests to spend an exciting day exploring New York City!
The bus leaves from Shawnee Village on Thursday morning March 9 at 7:00 AM sharp and arrives at the new York 9/11 Memorial at approximately 8:45 AM. Here, you can begin with a 2-hour tour of the historial 9/11 Museum from 9:30-11:30 or you can split off and go on your own adventure in NYC.
The bus will then depart at 11:30 AM to meet up with the NY Zephyr - Express Liberty Boat Cruise to the Statue of Liberty at 12:00. Narrated by an informative and entertaining guide, the ferry stops at the feet of Lady Liberty during this 60 minute cruise.
Day trippers will then reboard the bus for a bus tour of Manhattan, ending in Central Park West area around 3:00 PM. Everyone can spend 2 hours exploring Times Square and Central Park before boarding the bus at 5:00 PM to return back to Fernwood.
For ticket pricing and information, please call Peter Luck at (570) 977-7731.
Pocono Mountains Wine Tour
Join the Pocono Mountains Winter Wine Tour Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:45 AM - 3:00 PM at The Villas, 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg,
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 crafted. Pocono Daytripper has partnered with four of the Pocono's favorite vineyards to take local resort guests for a leisurely day, tasting great wines.
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
Brain Freeze Trivia
Brain Freeze Trivia Wednesday, March 8, 2017 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Come test your brain and try to win some prizes at Brain Freeze Trivia at Wintergreens Patio Grill. Hosted by local radio personality Gary in the Morning. Trivia is held each Wednesday and includes questions that test your knowledge on TV, beer, sports, music, and more.
Teams of 6 required; ages 21 and over only. No cost to play! Registration begins at 5:30 pm and the game starts at 6:00 pm.
Smithfields Library Readers Book Club
Smithfields Library Omnivorous Readers Book Club, March 9 RGB Plaza Building, 507 Seven BRIDGE-NOT BRIDGES Road,East Stroudsburg, 7PM. 570-223-1881 or email@example.com
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.
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 Band Musicians 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.
Open Mic and Trivia Night
Open Mic and Trivia Night at ShawneeCraft Brewery
Every other Thursday starting March 9 through the end of summer the ShawneeCraft Brewing Company will host an Open Mic and Trivia Night from 6:30-9:30pm in the Tap Room. Test your trivia skills for some prize.
Community Outreach Dinner
A Complimentary dinner in the Delaware Room for individuals and families in need at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm .March 8. The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort 100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356.
Need transportation? A pick-up location will be 4:30-4:45pm in the parking lot of the American Ribbon Factory, 827B Ann Street, Stroudsburg, PA (Weather permitting).For more information contact Jeromy Wo, Public Relations, 570-424-4050 x1409 or email email@example.com.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - March 8
February Revolution begins 1917
In Russia, the February Revolution begins when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupt in Petrograd. One week later, centuries of czarist rule in Russia ended with the abdication of Nicholas II, and Russia took a dramatic step closer toward communist revolution.
On March 8, 1917, demonstrators clamoring for bread took to the streets in the Russian capital of Petrograd (now known as St. Petersburg). Supported by 90,000 men and women on strike, the protesters clashed with police but refused to leave the streets. On March 10, the strike spread among all of Petrograd’s workers, and irate mobs of workers destroyed police stations.
On March 11, the troops of the Petrograd army garrison were called out to quell the uprising. On March 12, the revolution triumphed when regiment after regiment of the Petrograd garrison defected to the cause of the demonstrators.
The imperial government was forced to resign, and the Duma formed a provisional government that peacefully vied with the Petrograd Soviet for control of the revolution. On March 14, the Petrograd Soviet issued “Order No. 1,” which instructed Russian soldiers and sailors to obey only those orders that did not conflict with the directives of the Soviet. The next day, March 15, Czar Nicholas II abdicated the throne in favor of his brother Michael, whose refusal of the crown brought an end to the czarist autocracy.
Managing Credit - March 8 - 11 a.m.
Personal Finance Series featuires "There’s more to managing credit than simply paying your bills." Western Pocono Community Library 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville Call 570-992-7934 to register. This 8-week Series will be held every Wednesday beginning Find out what truly affects your score and how you can help improve it. All sessions are complimentary to attend.
Toddler Rhythm Musical Story Time
Toddler Rhythm Interactive Musical Story Time Wednesday March 8 @ 10 a.m. here at the Western Pocono Community Library, 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville.
For more information, please call us at (570) 992-7934
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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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Man wins Super Bowl tickets for life on beer run
(UPI) -- A Kansas man won a lifetime of Super Bowl tickets after purchasing a winning beer from a local liquor store. Lyle Randa, 52, became the winner of Bud Light's "Super Bowl Tickets for Life" sweepstakes after he opened up a 30-pack containing a gold beer can, according to KWCH.
"I had no idea that an ordinary Bud Light run would change my life. This is a dream come true!" Randa said.
He made the winning purchase at El Maya Liquor in Wichita while stocking up on beer in anticipation of friends and family visiting his home, he told The Wichita Eagle.
"I ran up there to pick up some Bud Light," he said. "I knew they were doing a promotion, but, you know, what are your chances, right?"
Anheuser-Busch distributed 37,000 gold Super Bowl 51 cans throughout the world with each offering the chance at the grand prize of two tickets to every Super Bowl for up to 51 years.
Six other contestants were awarded a pair of 2017-2018 season tickets to watch the NFL team of their choice, but Randa beat the odds again by claiming the lifetime Super Bowl prize.
"That can will never be opened up," he said. "I am going to make a shadow box and put all my Super Bowl tickets and the can in it."
He said he plans to put his first set of tickets to use by attending Super Bowl 51 in Houston on Sunday with his wife Amy.
In the future he plans to share the wealth by bringing along his other family members, including his two sons and nine brothers and sisters.
"I've got a lot of years and family," he said. "They will all have to fight my wife for tickets down the road. I told her I'd love to take each and every one to the Super Bowl if my health is willing. Of course, I've seen people my age fall over dead. So knock on wood, it's a good reason to stay healthy."
Have Fun, Dine Out And Stay In Shape
(NAPSI)—According to recent Nielsen reports, more than one in three Americans have resolved to stay fit in 2017. If you’re among them—or would like to be—you may be glad to learn that being healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up a lot of time or sacrifice the finer things in life such as dining out.Ê
What You Can Do
1. Get moving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that most adults should spend about two and a half hours a week on some sort of physical activity—but that can include walking, dancing, biking, even gardening and housework. Also, you don’t have to do it all at once. A brisk 10- to 15-minute walk, two or three times a day, will do the trick.
2. Drink (water) to your health. Researchers at the University of Birmingham in Britain suggest drinking about 16 ounces before each meal can help you feel fuller faster.
3. Keep your comfort. Healthy eating is all about balance. You can enjoy your favorite foods even if they are high in calories, fat or added sugars. The key is eating them only once in a while, and balancing them out with healthier foods and more physical activity. No need to give up your favorite comfort foods, just go for smaller portions, eaten less frequently. Or try a lower-calorie version. For example, if your macaroni and cheese recipe uses whole milk, butter and full-fat cheese, try remaking it with nonfat milk, less butter, light cream cheese, fresh spinach and tomatoes. Just remember to not increase your portion size.
4. Slow down. If you eat too quickly, you may “clean your plate” instead of stopping when your hunger is satisfied. Savor each bite and pay attention to the company and conversation around you. Give your body time to digest a bit before going on to the next course.
5. Eat smart. As for dining out, simply making smart choices such as having fruit for dessert, getting an appetizer instead of a main dish or having a nice, filling salad can let you still have fun while out with family or friends without sabotaging your goals.
Fortunately, one well known eating spot has upgraded and expanded one of its most popular dining options to include over 55 tasty items to choose from, including many new fresh and nutritious selections. From more than a dozen new fruits and vegetables, premium cheeses and crunchy toppings to eight house-made dressings, the Endless Garden Bar at Ruby Tuesday offers a variety of ways to build the best salad for you.
Additions such as shredded kale, chopped romaine, artichoke hearts and roasted corn are just a few of the new items alongside such lasting favorites as diced cucumbers and onions, sliced baby ‘bella mushrooms, diced eggs, artichoke hearts and even edamame.
And eating healthy isn’t just for grown-ups. With such kid-friendly options as mandarin oranges, grapes and diced apples, the Endless Garden Bar makes for great tyke-sized entrée option for the little ones, as well. Plus, so the entire family can enjoy eating out together, the company offers a Kids Eat Free program every Tuesday night.
For further facts, including full menu offerings and restaurant locations, visit www.rubytuesday.com or follow Ruby Tuesday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RubyTuesday. For other fitness tips, go to cdc.gov.
The Spirit Of An Athlete Can Live In Everyone
(NAPSI)—Whether you're an Olympian, a professional or a weekend warrior, you likely aspire to be the best you can be when presented with a challenge. To achieve greatness, all athletes, regardless of the level of competition, rely on others. These people are coaches, trainers, nutritionists, teammates, family, friends, mentors and heroes. That list can also include those who inspire and support anyone who tries to be better.
Take, for example, Special Olympics, a global movement that empowers people with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 5.3 million athletes and unified partners in 169 countries. With the support of more than a million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and over 108,000 games and competitions throughout the year.
Many inspirational stories come out of Special Olympics. One such story is that of Dustin Plunkett, of Paramount, Calif. Plunkett, a 20-year veteran of Special Olympics Southern California, has shared a stage with professional athletes such as Yao Ming, as well as professional sports commentators at ESPN. However, it didn't come easily for Plunkett to get to where he is. Born with a cleft palate and an intellectual disability, he had a tough family life. His parents, struggling to handle him, turned him over to relatives. Thus began a tumultuous childhood of being shuffled around from one relative to another, none of them quite sure how to care for him. School life was even worse, where he was bullied daily. Then he was introduced to something life changing: Special Olympics. He thrived through training and competing in sports and became a leader and a voice for all individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Inspired by this type of dedication to health, fitness and competition, Herbalife Nutrition created a $1 million sponsorship of Special Olympics to support the organization, focusing on physical fitness. Leveraging its global team of more than 300 staff scientists and 36 Ph.D.s specializing in nutrition and sports performance, the company has lent expertise and educational content including videos and other materials to coaches, athletes, caregivers and the broader Special Olympics community.
"Our mission is to bring nutrition to people around the world and to provide support to those seeking to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle," said Dana Ryan, Ph.D., Herbalife senior manager of Sports Performance and Education.
As part of the sponsorship, Ryan joined Special Olympics Global Fitness Task Force to bring additional perspective and expertise to support Special Olympics athletes, coaches and families. The Global Fitness Task Force is an international committee of fitness experts and athletes collaborating to improve Special Olympics athlete sport performance and health through the vehicle of fitness.
Having provided volunteer, product and financial support for the Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games, Herbalife Nutrition looks forward to supporting the athletes and teams preparing for Special Olympics World Winter Games taking place in March 2017 in Austria. Austria will welcome almost 3,000 Special Olympics athletes from 110 nations to compete in nine Olympic-type winter sports.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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;firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com 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\
Monroe County Earth Day
Monroe County Conservation District – Kettle Creek, 8050 Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg. The Monroe County Earth Day Committee is searching for environmentally oriented businesses and organizations interested in exhibiting at this year’s Monroe County Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Monroe Campus of Northampton Community College in Tannersville. Over 800 people attended last year’s event. It is the committee’s desire to bring together organizations, agencies and businesses in Monroe County that collectively have been a part of maintaining and promoting conservation of our shared natural world. The event promises to be a wonderful day of celebration, highlighting the joy of living in the Poconos, and its shared conservation successes.
The 2017 Monroe County Earth Day Celebration is sponsored by the Monroe County Conservation District (MCCD) and the Monroe Campus of Northampton Community College in Tannersville. There is no fee for exhibiting and all non-profits are allowed to sell merchandise as long as funds generated are used to support the organization. Deadline for sign-up is February 28, 2017. For more information, visit http://www.mcearthday. org or call Darryl at MCCD, (570) 629-3061, Monday – Friday, 8AM-4:30PM. For more information on other MCCD programs, visit www.mcconservation.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, firstname.lastname@example.org Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.
Wine, Women, and Waders: Fly Fishing Basics for Women
The Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting Wine, Women, and Waders: Fly Fishing Basics for Women on April 29, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Mountain View Vineyard in Appenzell 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
This course is designed to take women interested in the art of fly fishing from “I could never do that” to “this could be fun”. The course will cover topics such as Women in Fly Fishing, Equipment, Knot Tying with hands on practice, What Trout Eat, hands on Casting Instruction, and includes a Wine Tasting and Social Hour. Lunch and tasting fees are included in the registration fee. This class is limited to 12 participants and pre-registration is required, so don’t delay.
COST: $20.00 Include Lunch and Tasting, Pre-Registration Required
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: Contact Ann Foster at email@example.com for more information or to register.
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