April 15, 2014
High 9.7 - 12
Medium High 7.3 -9.6
Medium Low 4.9 - 7.2
Low Medium 2.5 - 4.8
Low 0 - 2.4
Pen Argyl - April, 2014
MTD: 1.01 Normal: 3.95
YTD - 60.50
Bangor's Reece Jones tags a runner diving back to first base during the Slaters' game with Notre Dame of Green Pond. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Join the Biggest Winner
Join the Pocono Medical Center's Biggest Winner and be part of this healthy living challenge and join others in your community on a journey towards a healthier you.
Learn more and register online: PoconoMedicaCenter.org/biggestwinner
Hunter Beck pitches for Pius X during Pen Argyl's 8-5 win over Pius X Saturday afternoon at Pen Argyl High School. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
This boy finds some Easter eggs at the annual Grace United Methodist church egg hunt in Pen Argyl Saturday morning. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
These children enjoyed breakfast with the Easter bunny at Rescue Fire Company in Bangor Saturday morning. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Luke Hahn Foundation Truck & Car Show
The Luke William Hahn Foundation is looking for crafters, vendors, church groups, sports organizations & more to be a part of their annual Truck & Car Show on June 7th at Weona Park.
The cost is $25 per space or $20 with the donation of an item for their tricky tray & your group keeps the profit from the day!! If anyone is interested or needs ideas feel free to contact us or visit the foundation online at www.lukehahnfoundation.org
Please pass this along to your friends & family. We hope to see everyone on June 7th!
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National Library Week
This week is National Library Week in America. The Blue Mountain Community Library of Pen Argyl would like to ask everyone to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries. Why not visit the library to borrow a book, make a purchase in the Book Nook, or join one of the group activities offered by the library? If you are not a member, come to the library and open a membership, which is free to all residents of the Pen Argyl School District. Please consider becoming a volunteer or making a donation. The Blue Mountain Community Library is located at 216 S, Robinson Ave. in Pen Argyl, PA. Hours are M-Sa, 10:00 am to Noon, and M-Th, 6:00-8:00 pm. Call Lisa at 610-863-3029 for information. The website is www.bmcl.org
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Bangor Police officer Michael Hunsicker chats with the Easter Bunny at breakfast with the Easter Bunny held at Rescue Fire Company in Bangor Saturday morning. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
This girl got to meet the Easter Bunny at the Score Card in Wind Gap sponsored by the Slate Belt Rotary Saturday morning. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Tanner Brescancine pitches during the Slaters' game with Notre Dame of Green Pond. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor meets with coach Greg Hartman at the mound during the Slaters' game with Notre Dame of Green Pond. ( More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
This boy had fun at the egg hunt held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bangor Saturday afternoon. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
It is the most taken-for-granted natural resource we have -- and we use and abuse it until we don't have it. Some tend to think of it as our birthright, while others think of it as a gift. It is water, and it is turning out to be more complex than once thought.
To understand this necessary component to life, we must understand its chemical properties and how it works in and with our bodies.
The water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom to form the oft-quoted H20 molecule. However, what you may not know is that water comes in clusters of molecules (rather than single molecules), and tap water contains very large clusters of up to 13 molecules. It is as if 13 groups of water are essentially holding hands.
What this means for your body is that you will feel fuller longer after drinking a glass of tap water, because of the amount of water molecules that need to be processed for hydration.
However, if you drink micro-clustered water, or water that contains only five or six molecule clusters, the water will be that much more hydrating, soluble and permeating for the cells and the body. In essence, it's a system that delivers wetter water so that more of the nutrients will be absorbed into the cells at a faster rate.
Sound confusing? Think of micro-clustered water as a handful of Bb's compared to a softball. If you throw the softball at a chain-link fence, it won't pass through. However, if you throw the Bb's at the fence, they pass through seamlessly. Micro-clustered water is like that. It permeates your cells much like the Bb's through the fence, hydrating your body within seconds of drinking, leaving you less bloated and more completely hydrated.
By drinking water that contains fewer molecules, or micro-clustered, alkaline, ionized water such as Alkame Water, you can hydrate your body more quickly and effectively, enhance energy levels, improve your overall aerobic capacity and health and prevent premature aging. Additionally, antioxidants are a benefit of micro-clustering, which have been proven to boost the immune system.
The benefits of clustered water were upheld by an independent study conducted by the Chinese Health Care Science and Technology Society, which found that 60 percent of people who drank clustered water had their cellular hydration level increase tenfold.
For more information on micro-clustered water and the health benefits it can provide, visitwww.alkamewater.com.
This family had a fun time with the Easter Bunny at a breakfast held at the Score Card in Wind Gap sponsored by the Slate Belt Rotary. (More photos below) (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
How to protect yourself from uninsured drivers
Though most states require drivers to have car insurance, there are still motorists who take their chances and drive without coverage or with insufficient coverage. Nationwide, an estimated 14 percent of drivers are uninsured, and, in a handful of states, that figure tops 20 percent, according to the Insurance Research Council.
States have threatened uninsured drivers with fines, license plate confiscation and other penalties. Some states are even using databases to better identify motorists who lack insurance.
Still, the problem persists, and it can be costly for responsible drivers who do have insurance.
If you have an accident with a driver who doesn't have insurance or lacks sufficient coverage, you could find yourself on the hook for thousands of dollars in medical expenses and repair costs, regardless of who's at fault.
Buying uninsured and underinsured motorists' coverage can ease your fears and pay off if you have an accident. The insurance pays for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering from injuries sustained in a car wreck. If you purchase uninsured motorist property damage insurance, you also get coverage for vehicle repairs and damage to valuables that were in your car at the time of the accident.
If a minivan smashes into your brand new SUV, causing $33,000 in damages, and the other driver's insurance provides a maximum of $25,000 per vehicle for property damage, you could be stuck with the remaining $8,000 to repair your vehicle. Underinsured motorists coverage fills the gap if the at-fault driver's policy limits are not adequate to cover your damages.
"The insurance provides a great deal of benefit for a modest cost," says Charles Valinotti, a senior vice president with insurer QBE North America. Uninsured and underinsured motorists' coverage typically costs from 6 to 9 percent of the total policy premium.
"If you are already paying for insurance, why wouldn't you choose to protect your family with uninsured and underinsured motorists' coverage?" Valinotti says. "Typically it only costs pennies on the dollar."
Though states require drivers to have auto insurance, the liability requirements vary greatly from state to state. In states that have low minimum insurance requirements, drivers often don't have the coverage to deal with a serious car accident. If you live in one of those states, you should verify what limit of uninsured and underinsured motorists' coverage you have. Mississippi, Alabama, California, New Mexico, Arizona and Tennessee traditionally have had the highest percentage of uninsured motorists.
Depending on your state, it's possible that uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is mandatory on your policy. Talk to your agent to verify that you are adequately insured.
"Your agent can tell you what the requirements are in your state, and also if the uninsured and underinsured motorist coverages are already included within your policy," Valinotti says. "Unfortunately, you can't protect yourself from every disaster, but you can plan ahead by protecting yourself and your family with this coverage. It can provide financial benefits along with peace of mind."
A man who drove his car off an 80-FOOT cliff near Brighton has walked away without any significant injuries.
The driver lost control of his vehicle on the A259 just after midnight on Sunday morning.
He survived the drop because the car "miraculously" managed to clear the promenade beneath the cliff and land on water.
Some 22 emergency workers attended only to find the driver had made his way to nearby rocks without any serious injuries.
Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp tweeted after the incident: "Incredibly a man escaped without serious injury after his car went over the cliff near Roedean just after midnight and ended up in the sea."
Emergency crews used ladders and ropes to rescue the man.
"A second ladder was installed to use as a slipway and the casualty was secured into Newhaven Coastguard's rescue stretcher and then using some of our cliff rescue equipment we were able to slide the stretcher up the ladders," a Newhaven Coastguard spokesman said.
"With nine members of various agencies on the three ropes and two of the Newhaven team at the top of the ladder we were able to bring the casualty up from the beach where they were handed into the care of paramedics.
"All the time the recovery operation was ongoing a member of the Brighton lifeboat crew who had swum ashore in a dry suit was inspecting the vehicle to check for any secondary casualties."
Brighton and New haven lifeboat crews made a brief sea search and two coastguard teams searched the beach in case anyone else was in the water.
This girl finds Easter eggs at the annual Grace United Methodist church egg hunt in Pen Argyl Saturday morning. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
This family enjoyed breakfast with the Easter bunny at Rescue Fire Company in Bangor Saturday morning. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
This girls draws a picture before the egg hunt at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bangor Saturday afternoon. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Brody Plante of Pius X keeps Pen Argyl's Devin Messerschmidt close to the bag during the Knights' 8-5 win over Pius X Saturday afternoon. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Presbyterian Church Services
The Presbyterian Parish of Bangor Roseto will be holding their Lenten Service on Wednesday, April 16th at 7:30pm at 332 Kennedy Drive Bangor with guest preacher Rev. Dr. Dean Frey. (off 512 behind the Med-9 Building)
The Presbyterian Parish of Bangor Roseto will be holding their annual Maundy Thursday Communion Service Thursday, April 17, 6:00pm to 7:00pm. 332 Kennedy Drive Bangor, (off 512 behind the Med-9 Building) With pastor J. Harry McElroy.
Young at Heart Club Meeting
The Slate Belt Young at Heart Club will be meeting on Thursday, April 17,2014, at 1:00pm. at the St. Elizabeth church hall in Pen Argyl.
Jim Finnegan, a local author, and author of "Colonel Washington and Me" will present the program.
Also, mark your calendars, the club will be sponsoring a trip to Washington, DC, on Monday, June 23, 2014. You will be taking a tour of the Capital, the Arlington National Cemetery and the Smithsonian Insitute. The cost is only $95!!This will include the trip, driver's tip, permit, snack, guide and dinner at the Old Country Buffet in Laurel, MD. This trip is open to all ages, including students.
For more information, please call Mary Lou DeRea-Lohman at 610-863-4846 or 610-844-4630."
Good Friday Outreach Dinner
Faith Alive Community Church of Wind Gap announces that it will host a special Good Friday outreach dinner on Friday, April 18.
This dinner will consist of spaghetti, (a meatless sauce will be available for those observing Lent), as well as salad and desserts. Along with the dinner there will be a special video presentation entitled "The Cross," featuring the Rev. Billy Graham.
The dinner will begin at 6:30pm, with the presentation scheduled to begin around 7. There will also be a special presentation for children 12 and under. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Faith Alive Community Church at 610-863-6911, or via their web site at faccpa.org. The Church is located at 10 E. Mechanic St. in Wind Gap (Lehigh and Mechanic, the old Trinity Lutheran Church).
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Fourth Annual 912 Scholarship
The family and friends of Mr. Denny Strouse are offering a $1000 scholarship in loving memory of Denny. The 4th Annual “912” Scholarship is for a graduating Bangor HS senior who plans on attending a technical school or college.
The scholarship is awarded to a well rounded student with interests in academics, outdoor sporting activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking and an enthusiasm for the outdoors. The student must possess a giving spirit exemplified through community service and love for family and friends. The application process is being facilitated by Slater Family Network. Applications are in the HS Guidance office, Slater Family Network office or on the school district website front page under 2014 Scholarships or under Slater Family Network.
Applications are due in the SFN office by Friday, May 2. If you have any questions please call the office at 610-599-7019.
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