SLATE BELT WEATHER APRIL 23
TODAY - A chance of showers, mainly before 10am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 66. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
TONIGHT - Patchy frost after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 35. North wind 7 to 13 mph.
The Pen Argyl Girls defeated Palmerton Thursday 91-58 in a meet held at Alumni Stadium at Pen Argyl High School. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) (New photo below) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Faith Dessert Bar Gets Italian Makeover
On Saturday April 23, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Faith United Presbyterian Church will bring out the red and white checkered tablecloths and turn into Villa Faith Church for the Spaghetti Dinner. Guests are in for a real treat as our Villa Faith Church Spaghetti crew has agreed to make the meatballs the old fashioned way, all by hand. Even Faith Church’s well known dessert bar will get an Italian make-over for this event. The old favorites have gone Italian as Cannoli, Tiramisu, and your favorite Ices will all be on the dessert bar.
Reverend Ruth Ann Christopher pointed out that “a good Spaghetti Dinner comes from the labor of love and the sharing of delicious homemade food. It’s the sauce that’s the secret to great spaghetti and we will have plenty on hand.” Don’t forget all dinners come with Italian salad and rolls and there is a large selection of drinks. So, indulge yourself in a night of Italian delight on Saturday, April 23rd. In fact, make it a night out with friends!
Remember that calories are not counted at any of Faith Church’s events so you can enjoy dessert without guilt. Tickets are $8.00 for adults, children 12 years old and under are only $4.00. Take outs are available. Please call the church office at 610-863-4447 for additional information about this event. For directions to Faith United Presbyterian Church; visit the church’s website: www.FaithUnited.net.
Viktoria Swanson and Kevin Rutzler perform The Song That Goes Like This from Monty Python's Spamalot held Thursday at the Craig Paine Theater in Bangor High School. PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz Belt and Beyond
Slater Baseball Association Opening Day
The Slater Baseball Association will be holding their opening ceremonies 2:00pm Saturday, April 23, at Bangor Park.
The league is comprised of 240 children. In addition to introducing the 21 teams, they will be acknowledging Karasek Law Minor Team that won the 2015 championship in their division. The Bangor Varsity Baseball team will also be in attendance with Carson Freeman throwing the first pitch to start the season.
The Pen Argyl Boys defeated Palmerton Thursday 87-62 in a meet held at Alumni Stadium at Pen Argyl High School. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Full Pink Moon Celebration
Columcille will begin gathering for the 'Full Shad Moon' or "Full Pink Moon" in the circle of stones at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 23rd with the Celebration beginning at 7:30pm. The Gathering is open to all who feel called to participate in welcoming and honoring Grandmother Moon and her healing energies. If weather is a problem they will gather in the Chapel.
Welcome to all who wish to bring their drums, flutes and other musical instruments. Please bring any poem, song, chant or story you would like to share as well as your crystals, gems, etc. for cleansing by the Full Moon energies.
Of course, this will be followed by a sharing of 'Tea and Treats' - bring your favorite treat!.
You are invited to attend the Township Supervisors Meeting scheduled for 7:00 pm on May 11, 2016 at Washington Township to discuss stormwater and the regulations for the MS-4 program as developed by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP requires that municipalities adhere to specific guidelines for the management of stormwater. Municipalities are now required to obtain an MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Permit.
As part of this permit, each municipality is required to reduce the amount of pollutants found within the local watershed areas. These improvements include tree plantings, stormwater basin upgrades, and stream bank restoration. The improvements are designed to help reduce the amount of pollutants that reach the local streams, thus creating a healthier environment for the surrounding residents and wildlife.
Topics to be discussed include illicit stormwater discharge, how to prevent it and what action to take if you witness anyone polluting our waters; resident
responsibilities; construction zone practices; and other storm discharges.
Bangor's Courtney Constable makes a sliding catch of a soft line drive during the Slaters' 8-2 loss to Southern Lehigh in a game played Friday at Bangor Middle School. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Worship and Waffles at Hope UCC
Worship & Waffles (homemade) will be featured Sunday, April 24 from 9 am - 10:30 am (free will offering) with a worship Service at 10:30 am Hope United Church of Christ, 2nd Street, Wind Gap
Senior Jonathon Absalom was among Bangor Tennis seniors honored Tuesday prior to their 5-0 over NDGP and improving the record to 11-2 this spring. . PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Earth Day at Jacobsburg
Saturday, April 23, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Celebrate Earth Day at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center with a state tree planting event! Help us restore the ecological integrity of Jacobsburg by planting Eastern Hemlocks in the park. A service forester from the Bureau of Forestry will provide tree planting instructions for all volunteers. Morning refreshments will be served. Bring a lunch, shovels, and work gloves. Registration is required.
You can also view and register for community programs online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/. If you need an accommodation to participate in a program please contact the park office at 610-746-2801 or email@example.com. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
Bangor's Ciarrah Holmqvist slides into second base during the Slaters' 8-2 loss to Southern Lehigh in a game played Friday at Bangor Middle School. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Belfast Wesley United Methodist Church 607 School Road Nazareth, Pa. will hold their annual Spring Rummage/Bake Sale on Saturday April 23 from 8:00am to 12:00pm..Something for everyone.Please come out and join them. FMI:Teddy at 1-908-235-8811
Indoor Yard/Bake Sale
The Salvation Army in Pen Argyl is hosting an indoor Community Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 23 from 9-1. Space is limited, so call for more information and reserve your table space today. (610) 863-6677
Alexis Culp (L) and Jasmine Newland sing If Momma Was Married from Gypsy held Thursday at the Craig Paine Theater in Bangor High School. PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz Belt and Beyond
Bingo - Bangor VFW. Doors 4:30. Bingo 6:45.
Blue Mountain Library - Open 10-12
Bangor Public Library - Open 10-4.
Bangor Yard Waste - Dump in container at Bangor Park, 8-12.
Slate Belt YMCA - Open 8-4.
Horse Gets Prosthetic Leg
DENVER, April 21 (UPI) -- A miniature horse in Colorado was fitted with a special prosthetic hoof after having one of its hind legs amputated following a dog attack.
The 3-year-old miniature horse, named Shine, was left with a mangled hoof and an infected left leg that would require amputation after the attack on a ranch in Florence, Colo.
Shine's owners Jacque Corsentino and Lee Vigil treated the horse for several months before sending him to Colorado State University associate professor of equine orthopedics Dr. Laurie Goodrich and telling her to "do whatever it takes" to keep him alive.
"Dr. Stubblefield called Dr. Goodrich from my barn, and then at least we knew we had some options, other than sending him to heaven," Corsentino said.
Goodrich performed the two-hour surgery to amputate Shine's infected leg and later 3-D printed an exact replica of his hoof.
"It's the first one I've done, but I've always wanted to try," Goodrich said. "We had no way of preserving that limb. So we had to take it off, and this was the only option to preserve his life."
Shine's small size made him a better candidate for prosthesis than regular-sized horses who are often too heavy for prosthetics and are typically euthanized after such injuries.
Given a second chance at life, Corsentino said they may have also found a new calling for Shine after having trained him to be a show horse.
"He's so comforting. You know when you have horrible days? Shine is my therapy," Corsentino said. "I think he would make an amazing therapy horse for wounded warriors or kids with disabilities."
How to Create a Cash Stash for Unexpected Expenses
(StatePoint) April is Financial Literacy Month, a time dedicated to teaching Americans how to establish and maintain good financial habits. The month provides a good opportunity to assess whether you have a solid plan in place to support your financial goals -- and that means planning for emergency expenses, too.
The best time to plan for unexpected expenses is well before they happen. One strategy to consider is to open an emergency savings account where you can stash cash specifically for unexpected expenses or short-term savings goals. That way, you can avoid having to pay for these expenses with a credit card and incur interest.
Regardless of your financial circumstances, a rainy day fund offers peace of mind and, if you plan well, it won’t derail your other long-term savings goals. To get one started, consider the following tips from Ally Financial Inc., which offers personal finance tips, tools and education through its Wallet Wise financial literacy program:
• Create an account specifically for emergencies:
Many make the mistake of assuming that a standard savings account can also serve as a rainy day fund. However, dipping into savings when your roof leaks, may not be the best solution.
Start an account that’s only purpose is for emergencies. Some banks, such as Ally Bank, will allow you to create “nicknames” for the accounts to reinforce their purpose.
• Specify amount to be allocated:
Set a goal for your fund that could cover most emergencies with a little extra to spare. (Some plumbing repairs can easily run close to $1,000.) Determine how much you would realistically need if an emergency were to arise.
Set up a recurring transfer or direct deposit to automate savings. If money is tight, decide where you’ll cut corners to make your plan work. For example, directing $30 a paycheck to a rainy day fund in lieu of going out for dinner one night will help plan for the future.
• Fee free is the way to be:
Maximize your savings potential by finding a bank that won’t charge you a monthly maintenance fee, or penalize you for dipping into your emergency fund. Better yet, an account that earns a competitive interest rate or one that is compounded daily will allow your emergency fund to grow faster on its own.
• Ensure you can access funds:
Many Money Market Accounts come with checks or a debit card to ensure quick access to funds, because emergencies usually don’t happen at convenient times.
The benefits of such accounts allow you to pay a locksmith, plumber or roofer directly without needing to run to the bank. Why add an additional step to a stressful situation?
For additional tips on what you need to know to be smart with your money, visit allywalletwise.com.
Everyone is going to face a situation where an emergency strains their budget. You don’t leave home in the rain without an umbrella, so don’t take on life without the same safety net. A rainy day fund is a smart way to guard against financial stress.
Hints for Tackling Tough Household Chores
(StatePoint) A long to-do list can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to. A few strategies can help you be more productive and get tough household chores tackled in record time.
Organize As You Go
The longer you leave certain organizational chores to build up, the more overwhelming they can be to complete. A few key organizational systems can help you stay on top of things.
For example, try getting yourself in the habit of sorting mail as soon as you walk through the door. It’s satisfying to check off an item on your to-do list and this is low hanging fruit. Streamline mail received by signing up for paperless electronic banking and removing your name from unwanted mailing lists.
Reduce clutter by spending just five minutes each evening before bed putting things back where they belong. A shoe rack by the foyer, a big bin for kids’ toys -- simple solutions such as these can help you consolidate mess and make the entire home feel cleaner.
Did you know that different stains require different cleaning agents? For example, milk and grass stains require enzyme cleaners, while ink or wine stains require peroxides. Of course, clothes need brighteners and detergents to come out looking their best.
Many laundry boosters don’t contain all of these stain fighters. You can save time -- and extend the life of your clothes -- by choosing a cleaner that can tackle multiple types of stains. For example, Biz has more stain fighters than other brands, while also brightening clothes.
Stained clothing should be pre-treated with a tough, multi-faceted solution. Rub in pre-treatment gently and wait three to five minutes. Don’t allow it to dry on the fabric. While it’s working its magic, multitask -- fold laundry, iron a garment or complete another simple chore. If a garment needs a longer treatment, add the solution to water and soak it in a bucket. Then wash as usual.
Use a stain fighter as an additive in loads of laundry to brighten garments and take care of tougher stains. Independent, third party tests prove that Biz works 80 percent better than detergent alone. More stain-fighting tips can be found at bizstainfighter.com.
Cooking and Clean-Up
It’s takeout time...again. If you’re ordering that pizza pie for the third time this week, consider why. Is it because the thought of cooking and cleaning sounds too tiring at the end of a long day?
Save energy by preparing one large meal at the beginning of the week that can be eaten as leftovers for a few days. Soups and stews age well as the spices really infuse the dish. Also, you can get creative. For example, if you roast a chicken on day one, shred it and use it in tacos on day two and in a chicken salad on day three.
A watched pot never boils. So while the pasta cooks or the cake bakes, use the time wisely. Unload the dishwasher to make way for new items. Set the table. Answer an email.
Don’t let chores get you down. Apply time-saving strategies to make these necessary tasks a cinch
TRAFFIC ALERTS WEEK OF APRIL 25
DELABOLE ROAD (WASHINGTON TWP)
Between Between O.W. Road and Timberline Drive will experience delays and single lane restriction with stop signs 24 hours each day until further notice.
RICHMOND ROAD (LOWER MT. BETHEL)
Between Ott Drive and Miller Road will experience delays and single lane restriction 24 hours each day until further notice.
Between South Main St and Route 191 west lane closed into 2016. Follow detour. East lane (Rt 191 to S. Main) is open.
GRAND CENTRAL ROAD
Between Delabole Road and Mack Road will be closed to through traffic until further notice.
ROUTE 512 (PEN ARGYL)
Between William Street and South Main Street will experience delays and lane restriction April 21 to ?????
BELFAST ROAD (PLAINFIELD TWP)
Between Bangor Road AND Sullivan Trail will experience delays and lane restriction April 25 to April 29 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
BUSHKILL CENTER ROAD (BUSHKILL TWP)
Between Cherry Hill Road AND Moorestown Road will experience delays and lane restriction April 29 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Between PA 512 AND Belfast Road will experience delays and lane restriction April 25 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
South to US 22 East Ramp will experience delays and lane restriction April 26 from 9:00am
PA 611 (UMBT)
Between Slateford Road AND County Line will experience delays and lane restriction April 27-28 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
RICHMOND ROAD (WASHINGTON TWP)
Between Springtown Road and Jacktown Road will experience delays and lane restriction April 29 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
This Week at Bloom
Open Studio Hours: Wednesday 11AM-5PM, Friday 11AM-5PM, Saturday 11AM-4PM (Open Studio is $8 plus materials) (610) 588-4775 or firstname.lastname@example.org 32 Broadway, Bangor PA
Please register in advance for events by purchasing online, purchasing in person, or calling. They also love hosting parties, private events, and private lessons- reach out to schedule.
Monday the 18th, they are having a Volunteer Information Session at the Studio, if you'd like to get involved, we'd love for you to be there! For more information on this session, see the Monday the 18th event below. site.
BAHS School Marching Band Uniform Fund Drive
The Bangor Area High School Marching Band uniforms, which are modeled after Her Majesty’s Royal Welsh Guard, pay tribute to the heritage of Bangor, PA. After years of normal wear and tear, the uniforms must be replaced. The new uniforms will continue to use the same style.
The Slater Band Boosters have initiated a fund drive to support this effort. The Boosters will appreciate any donations, small or large, to this cause.
The names of contributors will be acknowledged in concert programs during the 2016-2017 school year. Names of contributors at higher levels will be memorialized on a plaque to be displayed in the theater wing of the high school.
More information is available at www.bahsbands.weebly.com. Send your tax deductible contributions to:
Slater Band Boosters, Uniform Drive c/o Charlie Cole , 608 Shawnee Street, Roseto, PA 18013
Prescription Drug Take-Back Box
The Slate Belt Regional Police Department has a prescription drug “Take-Back “box at their 6292 Sullivan Trail, Nazareth, Pa office (Plainfield Township Municipal Building). Contact information for the SBRPD is: 911 (Emergency), 610-759-8517 (Non-Emergency), 610-759-8523 (Fax) and 1-888-823-4978 FREE (Non-Emergency Toll Free)
Slate Belt Heritage Center Events Schedule
Thursday, May 12, 7 PM - "The Crystal Laundry" - presented by Harvey Drury
Thursday, June 16, 7 PM - (moved to 3rd Thursday because of high school graduation) - "Slate Belt Heritage Center Preservation Awards Ceremony". Three recipients will be awarded for Architectural, Special Focus, and Initiative achievements.
Thursday, July 14, 7 PM - "History of the Mt. Bethel Inn" (now TK'S). -Presented by Kara Muschock.
Thursday, August 11, 7PM - "Preservation and Restoration of Gravestones" - Presented by John O'Brien who is a member of the Association of Gravestone Studies, an international group dedicated to preserving old cemeteries.
Thursday, September 8, 7 PM - "History and Preservation of Greenwalk Trout Hatchery" - Presented by Jackie and Ty Bartosh. The impact of the fishing industry and its benefits on the environment will be explained.
Thursday, October 13, 7 PM - "Annual Heritage Haunted Tour".
Thursday, November 10, 7 PM - Veterans Program
Sunday, December 11, 2 PM - Carol Alfred on German "Belznichel Santa's"
Totts Gap Arts Events Schedule
Annual Arts Fair May 1; Jazz-Art-Dance Expo May 1; Free Classes Week May 2; Jazz-Art-Dance Expo June 5; Summer Camps I June 13 - 17; New Adult Classes June 20; Jazz-Art-Dance Expo July 10; Summer Camps II July 11 - 15; Intensives Week July 18 - 22; Scagliola Workshop August 5 - 8; Jazz-Art-Dance Expo & Exhibit August 7; Totts Gap Dance @ COTA September 9; Classes Begin September 12; Mural Dedication Day September 17; Annual Scholarship Dinner November 12; Community Open House December 11
Donate Prom Clothing to BAHS
Donate gently used gowns and male formal wear to Bangor Boutique located in Bangor High School, now collecting gently used formal wear, shoes & jewelry.
Bangor High School Class of 1966 Reunion
The Bangor High School Class of 1966 will hold their 50th Reunion on Saturday October 8, 2016 @ the Delaware Water Gap Country Club (Wolf Hollow). Cocktails and Class Picture will be at 6:00 PM with Buffet Dinner to follow @ 7:00 PM. The night before, on October 7, the class will attend the Bangor High School football game and sit as a group. They will then have a get together at Liberty Fire Hall after the game.
In honor of this being the 50th Reunion, the class will be the guests at this years Bangor High School Graduation and will sit as a group. Time and definite date still to be determined.
The class is seeking a current address for the following classmates: Sondra Buskirk Baier, Jacqueline Williams Bartosh, Patricia Pysher Bennett, Robert Mack, Charlene Pasqualino, Linda Repsher Silvius, Linda Meixsell Yeakel, Richard Danner, Glenda Dunk, James, Folk, James LaBarre, Diana Galatioto, Donna Davidson Edwards, David Tieff, Mikael Turner, & Thomas Kittle.
Please contact Karen Brewer @ 610-588-8615 or 484-894-5661 with information.
BHS Class of 1986 Scholarship
A memorial scholarship was established in 1997 by the Bangor Area High School Class of 1986 to honor the memory of deceased classmates. It is named in Gary Moffett's honor because he not only served as Class Treasurer, but he also touched the lives of all who had the privilege to know him. They have since dedicated this memorial scholarship to recognize other classmates who have passed in recent years: David Pritchard, Cherry Oyer Klinger, Frank Lisovich, Melissa Fox Niceforo, and Kelly Cory.
A scholarship award of $500.00 will continue to be presented annually to a member of the graduating senior class at Bangor High School who best exemplifies the qualities which Gary embodied -- leadership, friendship, service, character, and scholastic achievement. The recipient is chosen by Gary's wonderful and loving family, and is announced during Commencement.
Anyone interested in applying for the scholarship should see the guidance counselor at Bangor High School.
Families First Scholarships
Families First, Pen Argyl’s family center, will award a $500 Scholarship to a qualifying student from the Pen Argyl School District. The scholarship promotes volunteerism in the community and recognizes the efforts of a teen volunteer.
Criteria for application are:
Families First provides services, programs, resources and environment in which families members are assisted toward a better quality of life. In addition to connecting families with other community services, Families First provides mentoring, advocacy, parenting information, employment assistance, housing resources and health insurance assistance. For additional information, contact Frank W. Jones, Jr., 610-863-3688 or e-mail email@example.com
Kindergarten registration packets are available for parents and/or guardians at any Bangor Area School District elementary school (Five Points, Washington, or DeFranco). Parents and/or guardians may pick up a packet at any elementary school or at the administration building. Packets are also available for download from the BASD web page www.bangorslaters.org. In order to receive a scheduled screening appointment, the completed registration packet and mandatory documents need be returned to Mrs. O’Brien at Washington or Mrs. Kelton at Five Points as soon as possible, but no later than March 23rd. In order to determine your child’s school assignment, parents will be asked to inform the school district where their child will be picked up for school and where he/she will be dropped off.
A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if he/she has attained the age of five (5) years by the first scheduled day of the school term for students (August 29, 2016) and successfully completes the district’s kindergarten screening process (School Board Policy # 201).
Kindergarten screenings for the 2016-2017 school year will occur on April 6th and 7th at Washington Elementary and Five Points Elementary Schools. All screenings will be by appointment only. An adult must accompany the child(ren) for the screening appointment.
In order to make the transition to kindergarten as organized as possible, timely registration is vital. Please pick up your registration packets and one for a friend, too, who has a student age appropriate for kindergarten.
Portland Girl Scout Troop Looking for New Members
The Portland Girl Scout Troop is looking for any interested girls in grades 4th thru 8th that would like to join their troop. The troop members are Juniors and Cadets. If you have a daughter that is younger than 4th grade you may contact the troop leader for more information. Meetings are held at the Portland Borough Hall located at 206 Division Street. Please contact the troop leader Pam at 484-764-2046 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Heritage Center Seeks Volunteers
The Slate Belt Heritage Center is looking for volunteers to assist with the "Second Phase" of its "Homefront Project". Phase !! has begun and biographies of each of the letter writers are being researched. Volunteers will meet on Mondays from 9 AM - 12 Noon. For additional information contact the center via email at SBHC@frontier.com or contact Karen Brewer @ 610-588-8615.
SFN Scholarships Available
Slater Family Network is sponsoring a $2000.00 scholarship for a 2016 Bangor High School graduate. The applications are now available on the school district website under the Slater Family Network tab, in the HS Guidance Office or the SFN office behind the DeFranco School. Completed applications are due at SFN on April 28.
The family of Denny Strouse is sponsoring a $1000.00 scholarship through Slater Family Network for a 2016 Bangor High School graduate. The applications are now available on the school district website under the Slater Family Network tab, in the HS Guidance Office or the SFN office behind the DeFranco School. Completed applications are due at SFN on April 28.
Call the SFN office with any questions at 610-599-7019
Stay At Home Moms Group
If you are a stay at home mom in the Slate Belt Area and are looking for events to socialize and build friendships for yourself and your child/children you may be interested in joining this group of moms. The meetings will be held at various local spots and during school hours. For more information go to, www.meetup.com and search for Slate Belt Stay At Home Moms.
Weona Park Yoga
Yoga at the Community Center- Mondays and Thursdays, 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. $10 per session.
Clean Slate Yoga
A Clean Slate is offering a 6 week Yoga Class, Tuesdays from 5-6 pm. First Come First Serve. For details call 610-452-9348.
Salvation Army Camp
The Salvation Army in Pen Argyl has several slots available for overnight Summer Camp in the Poconos. Please call for more information. (610) 863-6677
Musical Instrument Collection Drive
The BAHS Alumni Association is running a drive to collect used musical instruments to be donated to Bangor’s elementary band program. The instruments will be used as loaners for students who cannot afford to buy or rent them. We will take them regardless of their condition. If you have a musical instrument that is gathering dust, and you want to make a difference in a child’s life, call 610-588-5198. We will pick them up or tell you where you can drop them off. Let’s keep the music coming!
Your donations may be tax deductible.
Visit slateralums.com for more information.
Weona Park Pool Pals Meeting
Weona Park Pool Pals will hold a meeting Mon. May 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 12 N. Westbrook Ave., Pen Argyl. If you are interested in having a community pool in Pen Argyl and want to do it without raising taxes, you share our goal, so please come! www.facebook.com/WeonaPPP
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Meeting
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its meeting Thursday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: “The Route of Columbus” – KB3ALG. Hams and others interested are always welcome. Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/qKUJC. FMI:www.dlarc.org. 610.432.8286.
Designer Bag Tricky Tray
St. John Lutheran Church, Pen Argyl, is holding a designer bag, tricky tray, May 7, 2016, 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:00. Tickets $20.00 first come first served. No tickets sold at the door. Call Gail DeWitt 610-588-7545.
Bangor Park Volleyball Program
The Bangor Park Volleyball Program will hold its annual league registration from 7 to 8 PM on Monday, May 9 at Bangor Memorial Park under the pavilion next to the volleyball courts. The league, in existence for over three decades, will include women’s A and B leagues, co-ed league and a men’s league. The B league is less competitive. Team representatives will submit a copy of their team roster and a check for $150 made payable to Bangor Borough. Those who are unable to attend the meeting should contact league director Marc Ennico at 484.819.0898 or BangorParkVolleyball@gmail.com. The deadline to submit payment and roster is Friday, May 20. The women’s leagues will play on Mondays, co-ed league on Tuesdays and men’s league on Thursdays. Games will begin promptly at 7 PM for all leagues.
Lunch with an Author
Lunch with Karen Katchur, a local author! May 10 at 12 PM at Grace United Methodist Church, 404 E. Mountain Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072. Enjoy soup, sandwich, snack, dessert, and a beverage as Katchur discusses and signs copies of her book, The Secrets of Lake Road. (This book is the June book group selection).
Tickets are just $10 each and on sale from April 8 (at the appraisal and auction event at SBNBC) through May 7 (at the library).
Bangor PTO Glow Neon 5K Run/Walk
The Bangor Elementary PTO will be having their 2nd Annual Glow Slaters Glow Neon 5K/ Fun Run/Walk on May 14th. Participants will go through 5 color stations and be splattered with color dust.
Bangor Borough Farmers Market
The Bangor Borough Farmers Market will begin Sunday, May 15th, from 11-3pm in the LARGE parking lot at the intersection of Main and Market streets in Bangor.
They are looking for VENDORS to sell LOCALLY grown produce, meats ,cheeses and/or handmade goods and products.
For fee schedule and vendor agreement contact HomesWithBrooke@gmail.com or 484-212-1922.
Relay For Life
The Relay for Life will be held from 4pm May 20 to 4pm Saturday May 21 at Bangor Memorial Park. FMI: www.relayforlife.org/paslatebelt.
28th Annual Farm Animal Frolic
Stroudsburg (PA) – Quiet Valley’s 28th annual Farm Animal Frolic is May 21 & 22 and May 28 & 29, Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays noon to 4 pm. To folks in the 21st century springtime means warmer weather, flowers blooming and the return of robins. It’s time to pack away snow shovels and think about getting the lawn furniture out. In the early 1800s it meant fresh greens became available, a real treat after a bland winter diet. The kitchen garden was planted with such things as peas, onions, beets and carrots. Chickens started laying eggs again and it was also when the animals on the homestead had their babies. At Farm Animal Frolic we celebrate the renewal of life that comes with the season of Spring.
Meet the baby farm animals up close and personal. See kid goats and lambs frolicking about. If you’ve ever wonder where the saying “two shakes of a lamb’s tail” came from you can see the reason for yourself. Chicks will be peeping away and some will be hatching in incubators so visitors can watch them crack out of their shells. There will be a new calf for the children to meet and guests of all ages will laugh at the ducklings as they play in the water.
All the mommies of the babies will be on hand as well, keeping a close watch on their young, so folks will get to meet them, too, and learn something about their role on the farm. Our Clydesdale draft horses, Gunther and Wilhelm, will take you on a wagon ride to the ice harvest pond and back. In the lower part of the barn make sure to say “Howdy” to Janie, our mule, who doesn’t get to pull the wagon and sometimes feels left out. That’s where you will also find the piglets, always a lively bunch.
In addition to the farm animals there are plenty of other fun activities. Twice a day there is a special children's show where youngsters can enjoy puppet shows or storytelling. There are opportunities to play old fashion games, jump in the hay or try the Fish Pond. Our focus area for 2016 is the “Sheep Shed” where folks can learn some sheep lore, card wool, watch spinning or felting, try weaving and make a craft using wool. There will be a “Sheep to Shawl” demonstration Saturday May21.
On Saturday, May 21, throughout most of the day, you can watch as Margaret Quinn shears the wool off of Quiet Valley’s sheep. Kathy Uhler, from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, will present a show on local wildlife on Saturday, May 28 at 11:30 and 1:30. The school marm will offer presentations in the One Room Schoolhouse on both Sundays. The outdoor brick bake oven will be in operation during all four days of the event making homemade bread, hot pretzels and cookies.
There is nothing more lovable than baby animals, and adults, as well as children will get a kick out of a visit to Farm Animal Frolic. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about farms, farm animals and to spend a day in the beautiful outdoors.
Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $5.00 for ages 3 thru 12. Children under 3 years of age are free. Pony Rides and Horse-drawn Wagon Rides are an additional charge and are weather permitting. Refreshments are available. No Smoking or Pets. Frolic is held Rain or Shine. The schedule and prices are subject to change.
All funds raised go to support the mission of the non-profit farm museum.
Specialty Bingo at Trinity ELC
A Specialty Bingo will be hosted by the women of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fourth and Broadway, Bangor on Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. The doors will open at 1:00 p.m. Prizes will include Vera Bradley Purses, Coach Purses, Premier Design Jewelry, Yankee Candle Basket, etc. There will also be door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 at the door. Food will be available for purchase.
Third Annual Lehigh Valley Hopsfest
Bethlehem, PA – With over 110 beers to sample and reps from over 54 different breweries to meet, the Celtic Cultural Alliance’s 3rd Annual Lehigh Valley HopsFest is a magnet for Lehigh Valley beer aficionados. The third annual event will take place at Main and Lehigh Streets (location of the Celtic Classic competition field) in Downtown Bethlehem on Saturday, June 11.
The CCA, host of the Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival, has set out to create one of the largest beer tastings in the Lehigh Valley. Lehigh Valley HopsFest brings together hundreds of beer lovers and Celtic enthusiasts alike. Tickets will be on sale at www.celticfest.org.
Lehigh Valley HopsFest doors open at 11:45am for *VIP ticket holders ($75pp) and includes early entry tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, exclusive beer and selection of products for VIP’s only and lunch. (*VIP ticket holders will enjoy special products from: Boston Beer Co., HiJinx, LaQuintas, Newport Storm, Roy-Pitz, River Horse, Weyerbacher, Flying Fish, Stoudts, Two Rivers with more to come).
For General Admission ticket holders ($40) doors open at 1:00pm and includes a sampling cup and 100+ beer products from 55 +breweries to sample. A special Designated Driver ticket is $10.00 and includes entrance with ticket holder, soft drinks, water and snacks.
Given its expansive variety of styles, flavors and components, craft beer is among the most approachable beverages to enjoy. Lehigh Valley HopsFest attendees will have the opportunity to converse with brewery owners and the personalities behind the craft brewed beer being served. Additional food and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Attendees will enjoy beers from over 55 breweries, hailing from numerous states and representing regions of the country. Attendee must be 21+ with a valid ID to enter. No outside food or drink allowed. No pets allowed.
Lehigh Valley HopsFest attendance supports educational and cultural programming in sustaining CCA’s mission statement to promote and preserve the Celtic culture.
“This fundraiser will help us to continue to bring new and interesting cultural experiences to the community.” We received so many inquiries, that a 3rd Lehigh Valley HopsFest wasn’t even a question,” said Jayne Ann Recker, Executive Director of the Celtic Cultural Alliance. “We believe Lehigh Valley HopsFest is uniquely tailored to fit the Lehigh Valley scene in a way that genuinely speaks to both the city’s love of Celtic Classic and beer culture. We are very, very excited.”
For complete information and tickets, visit www.celticfest.com.
Pennsylvania Trappers Rendezvous
The District 10 Trappers of Pennsylvania will host the 79th Annual Pennsylvania Trappers Association Rendezvous at the West End Fairgrounds June 23-25 in Gilbert, PA, 570 Fairgrounds Rd. Gilbert, PA 18331 from 8am-6pm daily. Admission $5/day or $10/all 3 days. Camping accommodations available on site. Go to www.patrappers.com for more information or Contact Bob Counterman: 610-759-9203 & Scot Mucha: 610-863-9759
Ask The Doc........
Technology can be wonderful!
by Dr. Gary Williams, DMD
I know sometimes new technologies can be frustrating and leave us questioning whether “progress” is worth the hassle. But, that is not the case with intra-oral digital scanners. We have been using our digital scanner at Family Dental Care now for 3 months, and the results are amazing.
Sure, it’s pretty “cool” technology, and it has been totally comfortable for patients. No gagging going on! And the turn around time is much shorter. All of these are pluses, but here is the real benefit… the accuracy and fit of what we are making.
I can comfortably predict a great fit of your new crowns, splints, Invisalign aligners, retainers, and anything else we scan for. That makes it worthwhile.
It’s one thing to restore your mouth to health, but I want, you want, and you deserve to rest assured that what is placed in your mouth is the best possible fit known to dentistry.
Digital scanning is here to stay at Family Dental Care. Feel free to ask us about our scanner. Garywilliamsdmd.com.
Slate Belt Senior Center
Slate Belt Senior Center
Blue Valley Farm Show Complex
700 American Bangor Road
Bangor, ph 610-588-1224
Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
For Meal Reservations please call by 10:00 one day
prior before the meal. Cancellations must be done
as soon as possible. Lunch is served at 11:30 A.M.
Monday Thursday, Friday, 9:15 A.M.
Pool Tables are available every morning and most afternoons
Assembly and Decorating Bird Houses
$5.00. Sign in at front desk
Craft & Chat
Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M.
Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.
Brush Away with Senior Artists
Wednesdays, 8:00-11:00 A.M.
Afternoon with the arts
Thursdays, 12:15-3:30 P.M.
Thursday, April 21
Morning Stretch, 9:30 A.M.
Walking Club, 9:45 A.M.
1:30-30 Min exercise
Home Front Magazine/treats, 2:00 P.M.
Friday, April 22
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
MUSIC WITH GARY DEE, 12:30 P.M.
Monday, April 25
Morning Stretch 9:15. A.M.
Walking Club, 9:30 A.M.
Tuesday, April 26,
1:30-30 Min exercise
Wednesday, April 27,
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
Exercise, 10:00-11:00 A.M.
Thursday, April 28
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
1:30-30 Min exercise
Friday, April 29
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
and Special Events:
Morning Stretch: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:30 A.M.
Zumba Gold: Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M. & Fridays, May 6, 13, 27
Craft & Chat: Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M.
Mini exercise: Tuesdays 1:30 P.M. and Thursdays, May 5, 19, 26 1:30 P.M.
Brush Away with Senior Artists, Wednesdays, 8:00-11:00 A.M.
Exercise, Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 A.M.
Medicare Bingo, Tuesday, May 3 & 24, 9:30 A.M.
Bus Trip to the Casino, Tuesday, May 3
AARP Meeting, Monday, May 9, 12:30 P.M.
Day of Pampering (registration required) Thursday, May 12, 1:00-3:00 P.M.
Music by J. .T. Carter, Friday, May 20, 12:30 P.M.
Baseball, Friday, May 27, 10:00 A.M.
1st Annual Coloring Contest, Friday, May 27
(if interested see Joan for picture)
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