November 27.......................... 3.1 December 22...........................0.5 December 24...........................1.6 December 26...........................2.0 December 27...........................0.5 December 29...........................3.5 January 15...............................0.2 January 16...............................2.0 January 25...............................1.0 Janaury 28...............................1.0 February 1...............................1.5 February 2...............................1.0 February 5...............................0.6 February 8...............................4.8 February 13.............................0.5 February 15.............................0.5 February 19.............................1.0 TOTAL...................................25.5
Pen Argyl March 5, 2013 4.80
Scale 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
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This field will soon change from brown to green as spring approaches. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor GFWC 2013 Scholarship Program Applications Available
The Bangor GFWC plans to award two $500 scholarships to students from Bangor High, Pius X, or Faith Christian School. Senior students may obtain applications from their high school guidance office. The deadline to submit applications is Monday April 15, 2013.
Little Mermaid Jr. at BAMS
The Bangor Area Middle Schoolproduction of “Little Mermaid, Jr.” will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013, at 7:00pm and Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1:00pm.
NCC Students Named to International Honor Society
The following students at Northampton Community College have recently been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for students at two-year colleges. To qualify for membership students must earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average, be enrolled in an associate degree program and perform community service work. The students and their hometown or countries include:From Bangor: Meagan Ackerman, Caitlin Baunach, Connie Daniele, McKenna Esposito, Kristen Kostakos, Tiwana Nestor From Pen Argyl: Jason Branton. From Roseto: Kaylee Venezia. From Saylorsburg: Sara Pfeiffer. From Wind Gap: Samantha Bedoya, Matthew Ferrari, Lindsay Meyers
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Boy falls 3 floors & lives
Teen can predict the weather
Boys juggles & does Rubik's Cube
Hi - Tech Homes
Eric Marbury (3) of Pius X gets fouled shooting a lay-up, during the Royals' 57-55 loss to Mahanoy Area for the District 11 Class A championship played Friday night at Stroudsburg. The Royals begin interdistrict play Friday night, facing Old Forge at Lackawanna College in Scranton. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory..
Eric Marbury (3) of Pius X shoots as he falls to the floor, during the Royals' 57-55 loss to Mahanoy Area for the District 11 Class A championship played Friday night at Stroudsburg.The Royals begin interdistrict play Friday night, facing Old Forge at Lackawanna College in Scranton. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Four-Year Lands on Feet After falling Three Floors
By Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News “I fall … really, really far,” 4-year-old Dylan Hayes said in an interview after miraculously surviving a three-story drop during which the child somersaulted twice before landing on his feet. Local Denver CBS affiliate KCNC reports that young Dylan was standing on the living room couch trying to talk to his downstairs neighbors when he fell through. “I was terrified,” his mother Jessica Hayes told the station. “I didn’t know what I was going to see when I got down to the ground floor.” She had moved the couch next to the window Dylan fell through because she was shampooing the living room carpet. Despite landing on his feet, Dylan was taken to a local hospital and kept under observation for 20 hours. Doctors placed a brace on his neck as a precaution but said he appears to not have suffered any serious physical injuries. Even more amazing, Dylan landed on a bed of rocks. For her part, Jessica Hayes said the incident has reminded her to never make assumptions about her child’s safety. She’s also moved out of the apartment and is looking for a new home on the ground floor. “It’s gotten easier since it happened two weeks ago to not blame myself,” she said. “I wish the danger would have crossed my mind, which it didn’t.”
Man solves Rubik's Cube while juggling
A video of mathematics undergraduate solving a Rubik's Cube while juggling it with two balls has gone viral online. The amazing clip of the man, known as 'Sir Ravi' on YouTube, has been viewed more than three million times. In the film, the Stanford University student manages to complete the puzzle in just a minute-and-a-half. The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Erno Rubik. It is the world's top-selling puzzle game with 350 million cubes sold by January 2009.
Conn. Teen Has Knack for Predicting Weather
By: Robin Kaminski | Associated Press WESTPORT, Conn. — As a child growing up in sunny Los Angeles, Jacob Meisel dreamed of inclement weather under a picture perfect blue sky. With every forecast seemingly the same, Meisel began fixating his attention on stormy weather that he experienced on summer trips to Cape Cod. From there, his passion for the weather only intensified. "I was always amazed by the lightning, thunder and rain that would happen there," Meisel said. "From that point on, I began tracking winter storms in LA until we moved to Connecticut when I was in the sixth-grade." With ever-changing weather all around him, Meisel thrived in the new environment. He quickly crafted a website in seventh-grade to share his weather knowledge and forecasts with the public and later another on word press. But it wasn't until Hurricane Sandy roared into Fairfield County that his website really caught people's attention. "The site was just something that I did sparingly, but this winter there was more to cover and it just took off," Meisel said. "On a day where snow is ongoing or there is a possibility of a school closing, I've had 3,000 to 4,000 hits a day." Meisel, 17, said he primarily focuses his attention on Fairfield County and Westport in particular, which he said gives him a leg up on other forecasters who predict weather for the entire state. "I've been living in Westport since I was in middle school, so I know all of the storms that have happened here and how it affects the area," Meisel said. "I'm able to give an attention to detail and focus on one small region, which really helps." Meisel said in the beginning, he noticed that his work appealed to a younger audience, primarily his peers at Staples High School, who were curious if his predictions meant a snow day and sleeping in. But as his forecasts became more technical in nature, an older audience began to hone in. "The site went viral with Twitter," Meisel said. "It really helped me to branch out and get a lot of hits. Plus, with every storm that happens, I can get the information out quickly."
High-tech homes make living simpler
If you find yourself wondering how you ever got along before your smartphone, laptop and GPS, you're not alone. Technology is so much a part of how we go about our days that we often take it for granted. However, in many cases, houses haven't caught up to the same technological standards as the gadgets people carry with them 24/7. But that's all about to change, as new ideas begin to revolutionize the way we view our homes. Technology can do two things: First, it can make everyday tasks simpler and faster. Second, it can enable us to do things that weren't possible before. So when it comes to your home, having technology on your side can make a big difference - in terms of time, energy and money savings. If you want your home to join the world of high-tech living, consider these solutions: * Entertaining made easier: Part of the fun of owning a home is inviting friends and family to come over. Because everyone has a busy schedule these days, planning and hosting a party needs to as easy as possible. With the help of some smart new audio systems, setting the mood with music is a snap. Bluetooth-streaming stereos like iLuv's MobiRock let you control the music from wherever you are, right from your smartphone - no more having to leave your conversation to go turn the music up or down, or switch to a new track. The Aud 5, also from iLuv, features a dock that accommodates Lightning, the next generation connection port on the latest iPhones and iPods. Since you can charge your device while using Bluetooth to control it, there's no worry about the music stopping in the middle of your party. * Staying secure: Protecting belongings and family in the home has been a priority since time immemorial, but now there are far better ways to do it. While everyone wants protection, in the past state-of-the-art home security technology has been well out of many homeowners' budgets. But that was then - today, protecting your home is becoming much more affordable, and the average homeowner can install high-quality security cameras that make it easy to always keep an eye on your property. Polaroid's line of Wireless IP security cameras include both indoor and outdoor models, can be operated via computer or smartphone and even let you send snapshots via email. Whether you just want to check in while you're at the office or during a weekend getaway, security cameras make it easier to know that your home is safe. * The automated home: It's inevitable - a few hours into what's supposed to be a relaxing vacation, you'll wonder, "Did I leave the lights on?" or "Were the window shades left open?" The stress of not knowing - and not being able to do anything about it - might soon be a thing of the past. Reasonably priced home automation systems that allow you to take care of those little household chores remotely are already available. TaHomA, from Somfy Systems, enables you to schedule and supervise window coverings, lighting and thermostats. Using an iPad, iPhone or computer, you can make adjustments from within or outside the home in just a few clicks. Technology has changed virtually every facet of business and communication - it only makes sense that our homes will be the next frontier of innovation. As you consider all the ways to make your life simpler, keep in mind that a high-tech solution will be able to help, now and in the future