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Shawnee Mountain Celtic Fest........
This metal artist demonstrates his craft during Celtic Fest on Shawnee Mountain Saturday. MSN Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography.
Assess Your Environmental Impact
(NAPSI)—Whether it’s Earth Day or any other day, it can be a good time to ask just how “earth minded” your household is. Many of our daily activities such as driving a car, using electricity, or disposing of waste can cause greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn create a carbon footprint. The question is, what does that footprint look like for you?
By taking the new Think Earth online Environmental Survey, families can assess their environmental habits and get practical tips on how to conserve energy, save water, and reduce waste and pollution.
The free survey can be taken in just a few minutes on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Once it’s completed, respondents receive personalized recommendations specifically targeted to their survey answers. These recommendations can help families reduce their environmental footprint and, in some cases, even save money. Home and school versions of the survey can be found at www.thinkearth.org/surveys.
The Environmental Surveys were created by the Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation. Founded in 1988, the nonprofit organization developed comprehensive lesson plans to teach environmental awareness to elementary and middle-school students. Educators can download these free lesson plans at www.thinkearth.org.
Brain Freeze Trivia
Brain Freeze Trivia. Wednesday, May 31, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 800-259-8665.
Pocono Mountains Wine Tour
Pocono Mountains Wine Tour. Wednesday, May 31, 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
Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night. May 31, 2017 at 9:15pm. Sarah Street Grill 550 Quaker Alley, Stroudsburg. Open Mic Night With Rick and Shane Every Wednesday @ 9:15PM. The stage is set! Phone: (570) 424-9120.
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Entertainment This Week
Get Out And Golf Day
Get Out And Golf Day. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Fernwood Golf Course Rt. 209, Bushkill. Tuesday is Get Out and Golf Day at Fernwood Golf Course! Pay just $35 per person for a round on our 18 hole par 71 course. Price includes greens fee & cart. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Tee time required. Valid through July 25. Phone: 888-337-6966, press 3.
Steve McDaniel Plays
Steve McDaniel Plays. May 30, 2017 at 9:30pm. Sarah Street Grill 550 Quaker Alley, Stroudsburg. Steve is a local favorite, and very talented. The crowd is always pleased! Phone: (570) 424-9120.
Bill Frye Performs
Bill Frye Performs For Community Concert Series. 30 May, 2017 - 31 May, 2017. Shawnee Community Concert Series-100 Shawnee Inn Drive Shawnee on Delaware. Bill Frye will perform sing-alongs on guitar on Tuesday at 7pm in the Main Lobby of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Concerts are family friendly and appropriate for all ages. Donations to the performers are gratefully accepted. Enjoy Shawnee's gift to the community! Brought to you by the Shawnee Institute Ltd, a non-profit foundation. Phone: 1-800-742-9633.
Live Eagle Nest Cam
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - May 30
First Indianapolis 500 is run - 1911
On May 30, 1911, the inaugural Indianapolis 500 is run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. The 200-lap, two-and-a-half mile race has since become a Memorial Day weekend tradition. With the exception of a break in 1917 and 1918 for World War I and from 1942 to 1945 for World War II, it has been run every year since, and is now the largest sporting event in the world, attended by about 270,000 spectators annually. When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was designed, the track was meant to have a crushed rock and tar surface. That surface was abandoned after only a few races in 1909, due to fatal results caused by unevenness. The rock and tar was replaced by over 3 million street-paving bricks that were filled in with sand and then mortar for strength. The track has since been referred to as “the brickyard,” although subsequent resurfacing has covered all but about three feet of the bricks.
At the first Indy 500 in 1911, 40 cars met the qualifications to race. Track founder Carl Fisher felt the large number could lead to danger, so he decided to lead the first lap around the track at about 40 or 45 miles per hour, before pulling off to the side. The “pace car” has since become standard practice at all auto races.
In the 30th mile of the race, 80,000 spectators watched as a driver from Chicago lost a front wheel, which caused his car to turn over on the track. Both the driver and his mechanic, who rode in the front seat with him, were thrown from the car. The mechanic landed against a fence and was killed instantly, while the driver escaped with a broken arm. The race continued, and the crowd watched nervously as accidents piled up, knowing another fatality could take place at any moment. None did, and Ray Harroun, driving a Marmon, was declared the winner with a time of 06:41:08. Harroun was the only driver in the race who didn’t ride with a mechanic. Instead, he employed a rear-view mirror, his own invention, to keep an eye on the other cars on the track.
Tuesday - Western Pocono Community Library,
Tuesday May 30 Western Pocono Community Library, 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville 9:00 am - Adult Literacy: 9:15 am - Basic Stretch, 10:30 am - Strength Cond, 10:30 am - Story Time.
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 springschedule.
A.W.S.O.M. Committee Meeting
A.W.S.O.M. Volunteer Fundraising Committee Meeting. Wednesday, May 31 at 6 PM - 8 PM. At Panera Bread- 900 Shoppes at Stroud, Stroudsburg. Animal Welfare Society of Monroe will discuss these upcoming events: Saw Creek Pet Expo on Saturday, June 3, Crazy for Cars on Sunday, July 9, Wine & Whiskers at Renegade on Sunday, July 30, And other future events. All are welcome! Please feel free to bring friends or family. Phone: 570-421-3647.
Wednesday - Western Pocono Community Library
Wednesday May 31 Western Pocono Community Library, 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville: 9:00 am - Browse the Book Nook, 10:00 am - Toddler Rhythm, 1:00 pm - Story Time, 3:00 pm - T.O.P.S.
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Can You Believe It...
Lego-compatible tape meets 6,000 percent of crowdfunding goal
(UPI) -- A New York group has met nearly 6,000 percent of its crowdfunding goal for a Lego-compatible tape designed to foster brick building on "virtually any surface."
The inventors of Nimuno Loops, a tape covered in bumps designed to be compatible with Lego bricks, sought $8,000 in funding on IndieGoGo, but as of Wednesday they had raised more than $460,000 with a month left in the campaign.
"Imagine being able to build around corners, on curved surfaces, or even onto the sides of that sailing ship you've just spent hours building," the inventors wrote. "You forgot to engineer a point of attachment for that sweet dinosaur-smashing cannon? No problem. Snip a length of Nimuno Loops, stick it on the hull, mount your cannon and be on yarr way."
The creators said the tape is "compatible with Lego, Mega Bloks, Kreo and most major toy building block systems."
"A whole new universe of possibilities when constructing with Nimuno Loops!" they wrote.
The group created a YouTube video showing Nimuno Loops in action.
The data dilemma: How to choose a monthly plan
(BPT) - How much data do you really need on your monthly cellular plan? Buy too much and you're simply wasting money. Buy too little and you could end up socked with overage fees, or find your data speeds slowed significantly. The average U.S. wireless customer consumes about 1.8 gigabytes (GB) of data each month, far below what's included in many standard wireless plans. As a result, many carriers are beginning to shift away from rigidly structured monthly data allowances. Consumer Cellular, for instance, offers no-contract plans tailored to the 50-plus crowd that allow you to change your data plan whenever you need, without paying any additional fees.
Whether you're a heavy or a light user, the data plan you choose represents a significant part of your investment in wireless service. By understanding some of the basics, as well as the potential pitfalls involved, you're sure to find the plan that's right for you.
How it's measured
Anytime you send email, download a photo, stream video, view a web page, or post on social media, your phone is sending or receiving data. A megabyte (MB) and the larger gigabyte (GB) are the units used for measuring data.
It's hard to determine exactly how much data an activity consumes, since file sizes and download times can vary significantly. As a general rule, for most cellphones, one megabyte of data is typically required to perform each of these tasks:
* Sending or receiving 50 emails, without attachments;
* Streaming 2 minutes of music;
* Viewing one web page;
* Posting three photos to your Facebook page;
* Watching 30 seconds of video on YouTube.
One gigabyte, equal to 1,000 megabytes, is consumed by:
* Sending or receiving 50,000 emails (without attachments);
* Streaming 33 hours of music;
* Viewing 1,000 web pages;
* Posting 2,800 photos to your Facebook page;
* Watching more than 8 hours of video on YouTube.
Tracking your usage
The best way to accurately assess your cellular data use is to review your monthly bill, which provides precise details about your utilization. Most carriers now even offer mobile account management apps so you can keep tabs right from your phone. This will give you a feel for how much you're actually consuming, and let you develop an accurate forecast for the future.
In addition, both smartphone and iPhone models give you the ability to track overall usage, as well as the individual usage of specific apps, right from the Settings menu on your phone. You can choose to receive usage alert notifications from your carrier, either by text or email. These are helpful reminders that are triggered when you've used certain percentages of your monthly allotment of data. It helps to eliminate surprises and avoid running over your plan.
Unlimited has its limits
Regardless of how closely you track it, your data needs can fluctuate wildly from month to month. This is often due more to life events than technology; you might be in more places with Wi-Fi access one month versus the next. As a result, some cellular companies will push you to sign up for plans with a higher data cap, including expensive "unlimited" plans.
Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, most "unlimited" plans are more enticing than practical. In fact, some carriers promising "unlimited data" will actually limit your high-speed data to just a couple of gigabytes per month. Once you use up that allotment, you'll have unlimited access, but it's at much slower speeds. This makes it more difficult to load pages quickly, or to stream video, even though you're paying a premium for "unlimited" access.
The choice is always yours
Cellular competition is fierce, so make sure you get what you pay for. Before you buy an unlimited plan, shop around. You may very well find a less costly plan that offers far more data than you're likely to use.
Ultimately, your choice will be driven by the type of data user you are, or at least the one you plan to be. Invest time in a little analysis of your current habits. You'll come away with the information you need to find the plan that fits both your needs and your budget.
Must-do tips to get your vehicle ready for spring
(BPT) - With the sun out and shining for spring, drivers are getting themselves and their cars ready for more outdoor activity. Before setting off on that next adventure, drivers should check the health and maintenance of their vehicle, as April marks the start of National Car Care Month. In light of the awareness month, Hankook checked in with drivers across America to see how they maintain their vehicles, uncovering trends on general upkeep around tire replacement, vehicle mishaps and roadside emergencies. Sounds and smells mean service
If you are driving a car that clunks or a ride that rattles, it's likely an indication of some much-needed service. According to the latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index, over two-thirds (70 percent) of Americans will immediately schedule a trip to the repair shop after hearing irregular sounds from their vehicle and 59 percent of drivers will take their car in if they smell something funky. While your senses can certainly help indicate when it's time for a visit to the mechanic, it's important to consider the date since your last visit to the shop, which less than half (46 percent) of Americans do. Remember to check the little things like air filters or that your air conditioning system works now as pollen starts to dust the roads and temperatures climb.
While you might be able to hear or smell the problems within your vehicle, how do you know when to change your tire? A majority of Americans (65 percent) trade in for a new set of tires when the tread looks worn down. However, only 8 percent adhere to the mileage rating of the tire to help make more accurate decisions on when it's time to replace their tires. Major tire manufacturers will list the tread life/mileage on their website, but you can also use the Tire Tread Indicator on the bottom of the tire's grooves to ensure the tread depth is sufficient for optimum safety and performance.
Trouble on the road
While drivers can make sure their cars are in tip-top shape, the condition of roads and highways can be another issue. Nine in 10 Americans believe the infrastructure or condition of roads and highways is a current issue for drivers. This sentiment might stem from the fact one-third of drivers have had their vehicle or tires damaged from a pothole, and more than a quarter of drivers have had a flat tire as a result of a pothole. Not only can potholes be a hazard, but Hankook found that over a quarter (26 percent) of drivers don't know how to change a tire, including nearly half (43 percent) of all women.
Spare me the details
In case you do find yourself on the side of the road with a flat tire, it's important to regularly check the health of your spare tire. By design, spares are often just a temporary solution to get to a mechanic, as performance and safety are limited by their smaller contact patch and overall diameter compared to a standard tire. In addition, a spare is also not nearly as durable by comparison, making any road hazard more dangerous.
However, the Hankook Gauge found that 34 percent of Americans will drive straight to the mechanic with a spare tire, but almost one-quarter (22 percent) of Americans will drive over 50 miles on a spare. If you are a driver with worn-out tires or currently driving on a spare, there are deals available to help you save on tires, including Hankook's Great Catch Rebate program.
As the weather heats up, there is not a better time to check the health and safety of your vehicle to get you out on the open road.
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
Monroe County Roasd Work