August 25, 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 - August , 2014
MTD: 3.11 Normal: 3.90
Baldwin two keyboard organ with bench. Plays piano, drums, orchestra and much more.Best Offer Call 610-588-1745
Hope UCC is taking appl-ications for the sexton position. 15 hours a week. If interested please stop at church Mon. through Thu. 8-1. Or call 610-698-4582 after 4pm ask for Mitch.
Hope UCC 701 Cherry St. Wind Gap, Pa. 18091
Families First 5K
2013 Run at Wind Gap Park
Families First is celebrating its 12th Anniversary serving residents in the Pen Argyl Area School District. Please join us for our 12th Annual 5-K Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, October 4, 2014, rain or shine. Registration for the race/walk will begin at the Wind Gap Borough Park at 7:45 a.m. with the race starting at 9:00 a.m.
This fundraising event is for the entire family, including a bake sale and raffle, Community Agencies information and raffles. All proceeds are used to support all the FREE programs and activities provided by Families First. “PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE.”
Pre-registration is open until October 4th at a fee of $15 per person or $30 for a family of three or more to encourage family participation. A special discount registration for individual students only $10.00. The Largest number of a Youth Group/Team/Organization pre-registered for the 5-K Race or Walk will receive a Pizza Party. Entry includes a quality T-shirt, bagels, water, entertainment, door prizes, and the opportunity to support a worthwhile cause. Awards will be given for the fastest overall male and female and top three finishers in each age category. The one-mile fun walk is non-competitive.
To register call Race Chairperson, Phil Giaquinto at 610-746-4436 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available at all levels from $100.00 to $1,000.00. Partial Sponsors List: Premier Sponsors: Thrivent Financial and The Luke William Hahn Foundation; Corporate Sponsors: Lehigh Valley Health Network, Wind Gap Chevrolet-Buick; Logo Sponsors: Hoch Accounting, Methodist Services/Community Counseling, Pilates-The Core Center; Name Sponsors: AA Tent Service, ESSA Bank & Trust, Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, Follett Corporation, Marjorie Reagan LCSW T/A, Reimer Brothers, Merchants Bank, Pinebrook Family Services, Lafayette Bank, Huth Insurance, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Sabatino Insurance Agency.
All levels include publicity, listing of corporate logo on the event T-Shirts, and the opportunity to present information at the Race. For sponsorship information, contact the Families First Director, Frank Jones at 610-863-3688 or via email to email@example.com.
Families First provides services, programs, resources in an 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 more information about Families First checkout their website www.familiesfirstpenargyl.org and Like them on Facebook.
Cody Garis peddles across the finish line during the Kiddie Tractor pull held at the Blue Valley Farm Show Friday night. (More Photos tomorrow) (Another Photo Below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
This woman brought a passenger with her during her run in the Blue Valley Farm Show 5K held Saturday afternoon.. (More Photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
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A Bangor running back is about to be tackled by a Blue Eagle defender during the Slaters' scrimmage with Nazareth Thursday night. (See more photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Sunday School Sign-ups
This Bangor running back gets a good block during the Slaters' scrimmage with Nazareth Friday night. (See more photos tomorrow) (See more photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
BACK TO SCHOOL....
Earning Credit by Exam
For most college students, the path to earning credit typically involves several weeks of listening to lectures, taking notes, completing assignments and passing a mid-term and final exam.
But if you could earn that credit in less time and at a fraction of the cost of taking a formal course, would you be interested? There would be no assignments to complete and no lectures or classes to attend, just an exam to pass.
Students looking for a more efficient model to earn a college degree should consider credit-by-exam programs, which have become popular among those who want to accelerate their pace and contain costs.
"Credit-by-exam programs have been used for decades and continue to grow today because they offer real value to students and enable them to complete degree requirements more efficiently than taking traditional courses," noted Marc Singer, vice provost of the Center for the Assessment of Learning at Thomas Edison State College (www.tesc.edu), which recently aligned several of its credit-by-exam programs with open courses to create new pathways for students to earn credit.
Nearly 3,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. accept credit-by-exam as transfer credit. The programs enable students to earn credit by passing a single exam and tend to be a good fit for independent learners, students who possess college-level knowledge and students who are good test takers.
Credit-by-exam programs are not for everyone, especially students who prefer a structured environment and interacting with a professor and fellow students. Deciding to earn college credit by preparing for an exam that covers a semester's worth of content means you have to be self-motivated and disciplined. This approach appeals to many busy adult students who have competing demands on their time and who prefer to work independently.
Two of the most popular credit-by-exam programs in the U.S. are the College-Level Exam Program (CLEP exams) and DSST exams.
"Students considering credit-by-exam programs should talk with their academic advisor to make sure credits from the exam they are planning to take can be transferred to satisfy a requirement in their degree program," said Singer.
Adam competes in the Kiddie Tractor pull held at the Blue Valley Farm Show Friday night. (More Photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
A Florida mother has admitted to secretly giving her daughter tapeworms to help her slim before a beauty contest.
Pediatric nurse Maricar Cabral-Osorio says the teenager turned up at her hospital with a bulging stomach.
At first, staff thought she might be pregnant but an ultrasound scan showed no sign of a baby.
"Something was in her intestines," Ms Cabral-Osorio said in an episode of Untold Stories Of The E.R., on the Discovery Fit and Health channel.
The mystery was solved when the patient went to use the toilet and suddenly started screaming.
Ms Cabral-Osorio explained: "It was a toilet bowl full of tapeworms. Blegh! It was so gross and she had pooped all these tapeworms.
"There were a couple that were very long and wiggling around trying to get out of the toilet bowl."
Ms Cabral-Osorio told the patient that since the tapeworms were out of the body, she'd be just fine but one question remained unanswered.
"We were wondering how did she get those tapeworms, and then you saw the mom turn white," she said.
"The mom was apologizing to the girl. It's like 'I'm so sorry. You know, I did it just to make you a little skinnier. You needed some help before we went on to the pageant'."
Ms Cabral-Osorio said the mother denied giving her daughter actual tapeworms, but admitted giving the girl pills containing tapeworm eggs
This man proceeds north on Franklin Street during the Blue Valley Farm Show 5K held Saturday afternoon.. (More Photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
This back prepares to pass during the Slaters' scrimmage with Nazareth Friday night. (See more photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Matthew Eyre won the Reserve Champion Poultry award at the Northampton County 4-H Livestock Show & Sale held Saturday at the Blue Valley Farm Show. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
NCC to Offer Table Games Career Information Session
Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold a free information session on its table games program for those who wish to become table games dealers.
The session will be held Tuesday, August 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third Street, Bethlehem, room 625. Classes start on September 15.
For more information go to www.northampton.edu/lifelearn or call 610-332-6580.
Slaterfest At Bangor Park
SlaterFest will take place on Thursday August 28th at 7:30 PM and at Paul Farnan Field in Bangor Memorial Park.
The event will feature an introduction to all fall sports at Bangor High School, including the Bangor High School Marching Band performing their new fall show. SEE FULL SCHEDULE
August 29 - 30
Pen Argyl Alumni Weekend
The Pen Argyl Alumni Association & Pen Argyl High School Athletic Wall of Fame Committee are proud to announce that Alumni Weekend will be celebrated on Friday, August 29th & Saturday, August 30th, 2014. The Alumni Banquet will be held at the Holy Family Club in Nazareth, and will begin at 6:30PM with hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar followed by a family style dinner with all the trimmings! The cost for the event is $40.00 per person.
The Pen Argyl Alumni Association is excited to host this event where Alumni who have made a significant impact on the world around them can be celebrated through the Academic Wall of Fame Award. This year’s inductees are: Jan Surotchak, Class of 1980, and Brad Bellis, Class of 1976. We are proud that each inductee has roots in the Slate Belt.
The Athletic Hall of Fame’s inductees for 2014 are: Edmund Roberts, Class of 1961, Mike Saylor, Class of 1984, Megan(Duncan) Madaffari, Class of 1999, Mark Pysher, Class of 2001, and Derek Ashmore, Class of 2003. It is exciting to remember and honor the impact these Pen Argyl Alumni had on the PAHS Sports Programs!
All recipients will be recognized at the Pen Argyl Football Game at Alumni Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The festivities will begin at 1:00PM during the Pre-Game Program for the Academic Wall of Fame inductees, and during the Half-Time Program for the Sports Hall of Fame inductees.
THE BANQUET IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All Pen Argyl Alumni, and especially classmates, family, and friends of the inductees are encouraged to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are available by calling 610-863-9443 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 12, 2014. Show your Green & White Spirit by sharing in this special evening with other Alumni!
Lehigh River Kayak and Clean-up
Lehigh River Kayak and Clean-up
Saturday, August 30th 8:00 a.m.-12 noon
Join the Jacobsburg staff as we kayak the lower Lehigh River and pick up trash that threatens the wildlife there. Participants must supply own kayak (or canoe), paddles and life vest. Your help will improve the ecological integrity of this beautiful area. To register, contact Rick Wiltraut at email@example.com or 610-746-2801.
Jacobsburg Butterfly Count
Jacobsburg Butterfly Count
Sunday, August 31st 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
East Bangor Pastie Sale
The East Bangor Methodist Church will be holding it's monthly pastie sale on Tuesday Sept. 2. Pickup will be at the Church 136 W. Central at 3:30 p.m.
Choices are beef with or without onion and broccoli cheese with or without onion.
Call to order 610-588-1745
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its meeting Thursday, September 4, 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.
Program and presenter: “WINMOR Protocol – Email Over HF” – W3CE. Members and interested general public are welcome. Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/qKUJC
FMI: www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ARRL.NET or 610.432.8286
Zumba Gold Glow Party
A Zumba Gold Glow Party will be held at the Slate Belt Senior Center at the Blue Valley Farm Show Friday, September 5, 6:00-7:30 P.M.
"Come light up the sky with they." Call Joan at the center (610-588-1224) for more information
Community Outreach Day
Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce and Three Brothers Beverage invites everyone to join them for some Fall Craft Beer Sampling and Little Creek BBQ.
There will be Prizes, Giveaways & Networking while supporting our community.
The event will be held at Three Brothers Beverage, Rt. 512, Bangor, Saturday, September 6 from 1-3pm.
Bring a non-perishable food item for our local food pantries or bring school supplies for Slater Family Network & Families First and you will receive your "Free Sampling Card"
RSVP by September 3rd to Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce at 610-588-1000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Haven Pet Adoption
Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold adoption days from 11 a.m. To 3 p.m. On Sunday, September 7, at Tractor Supply, Route 940, Mt. Pocono, and Sunday, September 21 at Tractor Supply on Route 209. Brodheadsville, and Saturday, September 27 at WalMart, Route 940, Mt. Pocono.
Safe Haven will have many young dogs available for you to meet and get to know. Safe Haven requires a pre-adoption application with references and a home visit prior to adoption.
Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes. Shelter killing is the number one cause of dog deaths and Safe Haven has saved more than 700 lives so far.
Safe Haven Rescue needs volunteers to help with adoption days, fundraising, transporting dogs to vets and groomers and fostering homeless dogs until they find their forever homes. Help save homeless dogs.
For more information about Safe Haven, and to find a list of dogs available for adoption and adoption applications, please visit www.SafeHavenPa.org . Contact Safe Haven at SafeHaven@epix.net. Join Safe Haven Pa on Facebook.
Boomer's Angels Adoption Day
On Sunday, September 7 come to Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville from 11- 2, to meet some of the beautiful loving dogs that Boomer's Angels have for adoption!
Boomer's Angels Rescue & Care is a new group in Northeast Pennsylvania that rescues and rehomes dogs, cats, bunnies and critters. To find more information, visit www.BoomersAngels.com and find us on Facebook. Call (570) 350-4977..
Sunday School Sign-ups at Christ Lutheran
Christ Lutheran Church in Mt. Bethel is accepting Sunday school students, ages pre- school through 8th grade, for their 2014 Sunday school program! They are excited to now be hosting a coffee/social hour for the parents during Sunday School hours.
They kick off the year with their annual Sunday school breakfast party Sunday, September 7th at 9am!
Please contact Jennifer at 484-764-8782, or the office at 610-588-7056 for registration information.
SBCC 16 Annual Longaberger
Ask The Doc........
by Dr. Gary Williams, DMD
Well, it’s that time again! In most North American homes, the count-down is on for the beginning of a new school year.
It always gets me thinking about the great sampling of people we see in our dental office. From newborns to 90-somethings.
Last week someone asked me the question, “looking in the mouths of many 40 and 50 year-olds, what could have been different if health was addressed when they were, say…15 years old? The answer is a resounding, a lot!
We realize that we do have the opportunity and know-how to change the health future for today’s school kids.
In the year 2014 we have the advantage of all the research, learning, and yes, mistakes that have been made by humans, to learn from. And what does that information say?
Step in early (school age), and maximize every variable for success. Dentistry knows how to achieve a successful long-term outcome. Once dentistry, parents and children comply; we can change the future of your family’s overall health, for the better. Call a Dental Professional today, and change your future.