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We can always count on Demi Lovato to inspire us when we need it the most. She continues to be open about her personal fight to love the skin she’s in and while speaking to Us Weekly, Demi dropped some work out words of wisdom to actually get us excited about hitting the gym. The singer opened up while at the launch of her limited-edition Fabletics activewear collection at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Wednesday, May 10th.
Demi Lovato credits her new-found confidence to her work outs, saying she feels the most confident when she’s training in the gym. Her training includes boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu. It’s safe to say, you probably don’t want to get on Lovato’s bad side.
She goes on to share her secret for staying positive on days she’d rather not get out of bed. (We definitely know that struggle!)
“I stay confident in my own life by daily affirmations — looking in the mirror, telling myself I’m beautiful no matter what and just learning to accept my flaws for what they are and knowing that, you know, my curves are beautiful, and I am who I am. I hope to inspire [young women] by getting in the gym, getting healthy, feeling comfortable in their skin.”One of the many, many reasons we love Demi Lovato is because she remains unafraid to speak up about important issues close to her heart. She has been actively working to help destigmatize mental health issues, and has opened up about her battle with self-harm, eating disorders, and substance abuse.
Back in March, she celebrated five years of sobriety with this powerful Instagram note: So grateful. It's been quite the journey. So many ups and downs. So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession. I'm so proud of myself but I couldn't have done it without my higher power (God), my family, friends, and everyone else who supported me. Feeling humbled and joyful today. Thank you guys for sticking by my side and believing in me.
Pocono Mountains Wine Tour
Pocono Mountains Wine Tour. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:45 AM - 4:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- 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 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.
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. Email: email@example.com
Tour Grey Towers with Garden Club
Tour Grey Towers with the Monroe County Garden Club We are pleased to announce this excursion you won't want to miss. During our "exclusive guided house and garden tour" on Wednesday, May 17, attendees will be introduced to the Pinchot family and the many ways they helped shape conservation in America. One highlight will be experiencing the exquisite wisteria in bloom.
The cost of $75 per person includes transportation, lunch at the historic Dimmick Inn, and guided tour. If time permits, we plan for "free time" to explore downtown Milford.
The bus leaves from Bonton at the Stroud Mall 9 AM and returns about 4 PM. Reservation Deadline APRIL 15, 2017. Make check payable to MCGC, then give or mail to Sophia McGauchie, 703 Garden Court, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.
This tour is open to members and friends, so get your checks in as soon as possible, because there are only 24 seats available.
For further information contact Sophia firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-872
Pocono Arts June 2017 Studio Class
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.
Painting on Canvas Workshop
Instructor Linda Stockman
One evening, June 12, Monday, 6-9pm
In this workshop you will be painting a whimsical “Daisy Pop” flower with acrylic paint. Bring any size canvas you would like to work on, acrylic paints, brushes and rags for clean up. This is a fun, freestyle class….no pressure. Bring a friend and enjoy a night of painting and friendship.
Tuition: Member $30/Non-Member $40: Senior Member $20/Non
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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, email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for the springschedule.
Wednesday - Western Pocono Community Library
Wednesday May 17 Western Pocono Community Library, 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville: 9:00 am - Browse the Book Nook, 10:00 am - Toddler Rhythm, 12:00 pm - Miller Keystone Blood Drive, 1:00 pm- Story Time, 3:00 pm - T.O.P.S.
Money 101 Workshop
Money 101 Workshop with free lunch. Limited Seating! Reserve now. Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM. Pocono Family Insurance Agency LLC Mulberry St Deli 1523 North 9th St, Stroudsburg. Go to school for 12-16 years to learn reading , writing, and math. But never learn how "Money Works". We are inviting everyone to this FREE luncheon workshop called Money 101. Not selling CDs or books. Instead this is educating the community on Tax Free Savings, College Funding, and How Money Works! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 570-241-9335.
YMCA Meet n' Greet
Meet n' Greet! Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM. Pocono Family YMCA 809 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Meet & Greet the Branch Executive Director as well as a Board Member. Every 3rd Thursday. The Pocono Family YMCA invites the community to the YMCA lobby to meet & greet with the Branch Executive Director, Jodi Perry-Petrozak, as well as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors. Please stop by and say hello. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 570-421-2525.
Entertainment This Week
Thursday - Western Pocono Community Library,
Thursday May 18 Western Pocono Community Library, 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville: 9:15 am - Basic Stretch, 10:30 am - Strength Cond, 6:30 pm - Story Time, 7:00 pm - Book worms
Live Eagle Nest Cam
21st Annual Senior Fitness Walk
21st Annual Senior Fitness Walk. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Pocono Family YMCA 809 Main Street, Stroudsburg. One (1) mile walk through beautiful downtown Stroudsburg. There will be entertainment and light refreshments. T-shirts for the first 100 registrants. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 570-421-2525 x. 124.
Free Health Screenings
Free Health Screenings. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Pocono Family YMCA 809 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Join St. Mary's Villa on Wednesdays from 9:30am – 12:30pm for blood pressure screenings and glucose screenings free of charge to anybody who would like to stop by and get it checked. They will also have information on how to reduce levels with health eating and exercise tips. Also available will be campus information should somebody be interested in their assisted living or skilled nursing/rehab. DATES: 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Brain Freeze Trivia
Brain Freeze Trivia. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Wintergreens Patio Grill 124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Come test brain power 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 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. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 800-259-8665.
Digital Strategies Committee Meeting
Digital Strategies Committee Meeting. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce 556 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Mission: Digitally support the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce's mission to act as a unified voice of business dedicated to the prosperity of all commerce leading to the enhanced quality of life of its members.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - May 17
Brown v. Board of Ed is decided - 1954
In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin.
In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that “separate but equal” accommodations in railroad cars conformed to the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. That ruling was used to justify segregating all public facilities, including elementary schools. However, in the case of Linda Brown, the white school she attempted to attend was far superior to her black alternative and miles closer to her home. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took up Linda’s cause, and in 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka reached the Supreme Court. African American lawyer (and future Supreme Court justice) Thurgood Marshall led Brown’s legal team, and on May 17, 1954, the high court handed down its decision.
In an opinion written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the nation’s highest court ruled that not only was the “separate but equal” doctrine unconstitutional in Linda’s case, it was unconstitutional in all cases because educational segregation stamped an inherent badge of inferiority on African American students. A year later, after hearing arguments on the implementation of their ruling, the Supreme Court published guidelines requiring public school systems to integrate “with all deliberate speed.”
The Brown v. Board of Education decision served to greatly motivate the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and ultimately led to the abolishment of racial segregation in all public facilities and accommodations.
Thursday Night Throwdown
Thursday Night Throwdown - Sherman Showcase ft. Cook Bag, Happy Hawthorne, Houston & the Dirty Rats, Blind Choice, Gabby Borges. Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Sherman Theater 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 570-420-2808.
Planning Commission Meeting
Planning Commission Meeting. Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 2162 Route 715 PO Box 213, Reeders. Jackson Township Planning Commission meeting.
Day Trip to NYC
Day Trip to NYC. Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Fernwood Resort 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg. 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 at 7:00 AM sharp and arrives at the new York 9/11 Memorial at approximately 8:45 AM. Here, begin with a 2-hour tour of the historial 9/11 Museum from 9:30-11:30 or split off and go on a new 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. Email: email@example.com
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Workers break sidewalk to rescue dachshund
(UPI) -- Municipal workers in a Missouri city used digging equipment to rescue a curious dachshund that darted down a groundhog hole and got stuck beneath a sidewalk.
Amanda Rhodes said her rambunctious wiener dog, Ginger, ran down a groundhog hole Monday night and followed the tunnel under a city sidewalk.
Rhodes said she and her husband were unable to coax Ginger out of the hole before going to work, and her sister-in-law, Chris Redmond, ended up contacting the city.
Department of Public Works Superintendent Brian Chaplin arrived to examine the scene and gave public works employees the go-ahead to break through the concrete.
The sidewalk was broken using city equipment and Chaplin joined the workers in digging with their hands to free the dog.
Rhodes posted a photo to Facebook showing the workers holding Ginger after the rescue.
"Thought this town needs a happy happening!" she wrote. "A huge thank you to all these wonderful city employees for helping rescue my Ginger. She decided a groundhog hole looked like a good place to venture into and got stuck under the sidewalk ramp. They used their equipment and hands to dig her out. You all are AWESOME! Thank very much."
Safety and Security for Pit Stops
(NAPSI)—For most of us, making a pit stop in the bathroom is not something to which we give much thought. However, many people require much more strategic planning, especially when out and about.
This is particularly true of people with impaired bladder function who are dependent on urinary catheters to drain their bladder.
According to the National Institutes of Health, urinary catheters have been used for over 3,500 years, but despite having been around for so long, even the most recent advancements in catheters have been made for the hospital or home use, rather than everyday use, making self-catheterization an awkward and uncomfortable experience.
A new device named CompactCath is set to shift that paradigm, creating a new generation of catheters designed to fit seamlessly into everyday life.
Designed at Stanford University by a team of physicians and engineers committed to improving the quality of life for those who need to self-catheterize, the new device makes it simpler than ever to live an active lifestyle, and is reimbursable through insurance and Medicare.
Fitting discreetly in the palm of your hand with opaque packaging, CompactCath provides users with a more discreet and private experience. It also comes pre-lubricated with a hygiene sheath for comfort, convenience and cleanliness.
Available in a variety of sizes for women, men and children, CompactCath was designed for maximum privacy, hygiene and ease of use, allowing users to lead active, thriving lives.
For further information, visit www.compactcath.com.
Helping Teens Navigate Their Financial Futures
(NAPSI)—Ask many teens what they want to buy and chances are they will say “a car.” For many people, owning a car or truck is the first major purchase. Often, it is also the first opportunity to use credit. At the same time, the largest group to drive uninsured or to lose their vehicle through repossession for nonpayment are young men in their late teens or early 20s. Once a default hits a credit report, it can take nearly a decade to bring a credit score back up.
“When young adults run into financial problems, it’s usually due to a lack of understanding of how loans and credit work, and not a desire to act irresponsibly,” said Jack Kosakowski, president and CEO of Junior Achievement USA, the world’s leading nonprofit economic education organization for young people. “That’s why it’s important to educate teens about these concepts instead of putting them in a position to learn through trial and error.”
To help teens make informed choices about their financial futures, from buying a car to paying for college, Junior Achievement has launched JA My Way at JAMyWay.org, a free, interactive online resource that provides valuable information on how money works.
The site provides engaging activities, information and tools that help users better understand the various costs associated not only with buying a car, but with its upkeep. The site also has calculators to figure out college costs. It has budgeting tools and it even walks teens through filling out a 1040EZ form.
Beyond financial management, the site also has resources to help teens learn how to find the right career, start a business or write a résumé.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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