Garage Sale – Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 from 9 am to 3 pm. 405 E. Mountain Ave., Pen Argyl, PA. Entire house contents; some furniture. Rain or Shine.
SLATE BELT WEATHER MAY 13
TODAY - A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Areas of dense fog before 8am. High near 70. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
TONIGHT - Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A Bangor runner slides into second base during the Slaters' 14-3 win over Pen Argyl in a game that clinched the Colonial League's number one seed in the playoffs for Bangor. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Hahn Grammy Award Quarterfinalist
The Bangor Area School District is proud to announce that High School Band Director, Mr. Eric Hahn, has been announced as a quarterfinalist for the National 2017 GRAMMY Music Educator Award.
This award recognizes current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.
Mr. Hahn is one of only 290 music educators nation-wide who have earned this distinction this year, and one of only 16 in Pennsylvania. He was previously honored as a quarterfinalist for this award in 2015. Semifinalists will be announced in September.
Pen Argyl's Areille Heisler tags a runner out at third base during Bangor's 3-0 win over Pen Argyl in a game that clinched the Colonial League's number one seed in the playoffs for Bangor. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Free Bicycling Engraving Event
Throughout the year, the Bangor Block Watch conducts meetings and neighborhood canvasses to identify community issues and promote crime prevention. A concern echoed by many residents during the Block Watch canvasses was theft of both children and adult bicycles. In an effort to assist the community and authorities in dealing with this prevalent issue, the Bangor Block Watch will be hosting its annual Operation ID bicycle engraving event on May 14th, at the Bee Hive at 197 Pennsylvania Avenue from 11–2 pm and is free to the public.
Bangor residents are encouraged to bring all of their bicycles to be engraved with a unique identification number. Numbers will be kept in a database and provided to the Bangor Police Department. This will help in identification should the bicycle become stolen or missing. The goal of the Operation ID bicycle engraving event is to aid authorities in identifying and returning missing or stolen bicycles to their rightful owner. The program also aims to serve as a deterrent to potential bike thieves.
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/BangorBlockWatch. The Bangor Block Watch holds meetings the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Heritage Center.
Ham Dinner at Hope UCC
A Ham Dinner will be held Saturday, May 14th from 4 pm - 7 pm at Hope United Church of Christ, 2nd Street, Wind Gap.
The cost for Adults is $10.00, ages 6 - 12 $5.00 and children 5 and under eat FREE! If you have any questions, please call 610-759-1066.
Lauren Steinert sings during the Bangor High School Choral Concert at the Craig Paine Performing Arts Theater Tuesday evening. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Dogs Available for Adoption
Meet Safe Haven dogs on Saturday, May 14 from 11-3 at Industrial Art Show & Flea Market, 1242 Old Coach Drive, Blakeslee (behind old Blakeslee Inn)
Safe Haven will have many young dogs available for you to meet and possibly adopt . Safe Haven requires a pre-adoption application with vet 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 800 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.
"Saving one dog won't change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever."
For more information about Safe Haven Dog Rescue, 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
Carson Freeman was among five Bangor seniors honored prior to the Slaters 10-0 win over Moravian Academy played under the lights Tuesday at Bangor Memorial Park. PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Cory (New photo tomorrow)
Guitar Maintenance, Set-Up and Repair
Owners of acoustic and electric guitars can learn how to set up any guitar so it will play at its best on Saturday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Northampton Community College’s (NCC) Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 East Third Street, Bethlehem.
Some topics to be included are neck angle adjustment, nut replacement or repair, saddle replacement, passive electric troubleshooting, and soldering, depending on the type of guitar.
The fee is $129. For more information, call 610-332-8665. To register, visit www.northampton.edu/lifelearn and click on the FAB Lab catalogue.
The Pen Argyl girls softball team celebrated senior day Monday at Wind Middle School field prior to their 3-2 win over Wilson. Haley Sherer was one of the seniors honored on Monday. PHOTO GALLERY ( New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
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.
East Bangor Memorial Day Program
A Memorial Day service will he held on Monday, May 30th, at 1:00 p.m. at the East Bangor Cemetery, Park Rd., East Bangor, PA.
The speaker will be Rev. Paul Milligan, retired Lieutenant Cmdr. U.S. Coast Guard. Rev. Milligan is currently serving as pastor at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Belfast, PA. There will be a roll call of those veterans who have died in the past year and are now buried in the East Bangor Cemetery.
Musical selections will be offered by The Ellis Williams Trio. A gun salute will be fired by the Martocci-Capobianco Post 750 American Legion, Roseto. Taps will be played by Larry Miller. The East Bangor Fire Co. and Civil Air Patrol will be in attendance.
In case of rain, the service will be held at the East Bangor United Methodist Community Church, 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor, PA. The church is sponsoring the service. For more info., call 610-588-4453.
Pen Argyl held its spring concert Saturday night at Wind Gap Middle School. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
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.
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.
Finland Offers Fast Food Spa
HELSINKI, Finland, (UPI) -- A Burger King in Finland has made the idea of enjoying a Whopper in a sauna a reality by opening the world's first Burger King spa.
The Helsinki restaurant features the Burger King-themed spa, designed by Interior Designer Teuvo Loman, which can seat up to 15 people.
The spa features Red and Blue accents to match the restaurant's logo, a 48-inch television screen and towels featuring Burger King branding. A shower, locker room and toilet are also attached to the spa.
According to Metro, the spa's website describes it as 'perfect for social gatherings or work.'
In addition to the sauna and the showers, the spa also features a media lounge with a 55-inch television and a Playstation 4 video game console.
A Guide to Saving Water and Your Lawn
(StatePoint) No longer must you choose between your lawn and saving water. Experts say there are ways to save both water and money that won’t hurt your turf.
“We often see sprinklers watering sidewalks and drives, running during rain, or sending water down the drain from leaky heads,” says Josh Friell, Ph. D, senior agronomist of The Toro Company’s Center for Advanced Turf Technology. “The good news is there are simple, cost-effective actions homeowners can take to save up to 30 percent in outdoor water usage alone.”
Friell recommends these lawn-care watering tips:
First Things First
Most timed sprinklers water in the early morning, without homeowner attention. At the beginning of the season, run each zone briefly during daylight hours to see how the system is operating. Look for broken lines or damaged sprinkler heads, and inspect spray patterns to ensure water isn’t wasted.
When to Water
Experts suggest watering deeply and infrequently. This helps wet the entire root zone and encourages deeper root growth, which helps the lawn better tolerate mild to moderate drought. It is best to water in the early morning around 4 to 5 a.m., as this gives lawns time to absorb the moisture and prevents evaporation due to daytime heat.
How Much to Water
During summer, your grass should receive between 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water weekly, including natural precipitation. Water requirements vary by turf variety, local weather conditions, and site conditions such as shade. Your local university extension office can be a good source of information to assist in understanding local conditions.
The total water applied can be determined by placing a rain gauge or empty tuna cans around your yard prior to an irrigation cycle. Another option is to install a wireless soil moisture sensor, like the Toro Precision Soil Sensor, which fits almost any controller and installs in minutes. This helps eliminate guesswork by continuously monitoring soil moisture levels to prevent the system from overwatering.
Limit Water Intake
Friell says a general rule to keep in mind is that turfgrass does better when managed on the dry side rather than wet. When soil is constantly wet, grass roots are deprived of oxygen and may become more susceptible to disease.
When in Drought
Avoid lawn mowing during heat and drought. Lawns under such stress have limited ability to recover from mowing and can be damaged even more. Instead, mow after a rainfall or irrigation day. Finally, maintaining higher mowing heights will help turf tolerate the heat and drought of summer. Doing so also requires less frequent mowing, which means more time to enjoy your lawn!
Many cities and water agencies across the U.S. offer water conservation and rebate programs to homeowners to encourage adoption of more efficient irrigation solutions. Find a list of the latest rebates at watersmart.toro.com/rebates/.
You can learn more about proper watering at watersmart.toro.com.
With the right watering techniques, you can save water, money and time while maintaining a healthy lawn.
Most College Kids Manage Money Well
(StatePoint) Conventional wisdom says young people have a lot to learn when it comes to managing money, but the reality is most American college students are handling their finances carefully and conscientiously, according to “Majoring in Money: How American College Students Manage Their Finances,” a new national study from Sallie Mae and Ipsos, an independent global market research company.
Taking the Right Steps
Students are taking the right steps when it comes to managing money, the study revealed. More than three-fourths of college students pay bills on time, and six in 10 never spend more money than they have available. In addition, college students are putting money aside each month. More than half save at least some money every month, and 24 percent report having an emergency fund.
While most college students make purchases with debit cards and cash, more than half have at least one credit card. Roughly six in 10 students report their primary reason for getting a credit card was to build a credit history.
The report also finds that the majority of students with credit cards are using them responsibly and paying the bill themselves. Specifically, 63 percent pay the balance in full each month, and 73 percent pay the bill without assistance from a parent or other adult. Roughly seven in 10 report an average monthly balance of $500 or less.
“Having a credit card doesn’t necessarily mean students are overspending,” said Julia Clark, senior vice president, Ipsos Public Affairs. “The reality is they are demonstrating sound reasoning and thoughtful decision-making, and they are managing their payments effectively.”
Understanding Good Credit
The majority of college students know having a good credit record can help them qualify for different types of credit and improve their access to favorable interest rates; and the majority of students understand what positive and negative credit behaviors are.
“Many of these young people grew up in the wake of a financial crisis and, in turn, have adopted behaviors that promote sound credit management,” said Raymond J. Quinlan, chairman and CEO, Sallie Mae. “At the same time, they’re eager to learn more.”
The report also revealed that college students would benefit from additional education about specific credit topics, including how interest accumulates and how repayment behavior and credit terms affect the cost of credit over time. In fact, when asked to answer multiple choice questions on those topics, only 31 percent of students answered all three questions correctly.
Free educational tools and resources, as well as a free guide to credit handbook and free quarterly access to FICO scores, can help students improve their financial literacy. To access these resources, visit SallieMae.com.
For the complete report, visit SallieMae.com/MajoringinMoney. Join the conversation using #MajoringinMoney.
Despite popular perceptions about college students, many young scholars are acting responsibly with their finances, paving the way for successful financial futures.
TRAFFIC ALERTS WEEK OF MAY 9
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 (WIND GAP TO BANGOR)
Repairs and Upgrades Through August possibly 24 hours per day.
ROUTE 512 (PEN ARGYL AND WASHINGTON TWP)
Between C Street AND Franklin Street drivers will experience delays, and lane restrictions May 10 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
ROUTE 512 (WIND GAP TO PEN ARGYL)
Between Alpha Road and C Street drivers will experience delays, and lane restrictions May 9 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
ROUTE 512 (WASHINGTON TWP TO BANGOR)
Between Franklin Street AND Broadway drivers will experience delays, and lane restrictions May 11 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
RIDGE ROAD (WASHINGTON TWP AND EAST BANGOR)
Between Creek Road AND Broad Street drivers will experience delays, and lane restrictions May 12 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
STATE PARK ROAD (BUSHKILL TWP)
Between Sullivan Trail AND Jacobsburg Road Street drivers will experience delays, and lane restrictions May 9,10 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
STATE PARK ROAD (BUSHKILL TWP)
Between Jacobsburg Road AND Sullivan Trail Street drivers will experience delays, and lane restrictions May 13 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
BANGOR CREEK ROAD (LMBT)
Between Old Franklin Hill AND Meadow Creek drivers will experience delays, and lane restrictions May 11,12,13 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
JACOBSBURG ROAD (BUSHKILL TWP)
Between Belfast Road AND Bushkill Center drivers will experience delays, and lane restrictions May 13 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Senior Center Bus Trips
Slate Belt Senior Center is sponsoring a bus trip to the Rainbow Dinner Theater, Lancaster area for the production of "The Perfect Wedding"June 23rd, 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. .They are also sponsoring a bus Trip to Sight & Sound Theater , Lancaster area for the production of Samson, meal at Shady Maples, July 28th, 9:30 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
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, 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 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
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Monday Morning Birds & Beans
Monday, May 16, 7:00-9:00 AM
Rise and shine! Come for some delicious shade-grown coffee followed by a bird walk through Jacobsburg in search of Neotropical migrants. Please dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars. Meet at the visitor center. Registration is not 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
Young At Heart Meeting
The Slate Belt Young at Heart will be meeting at St. Elizabeth church hall in Pen Argyl on Thursday, May 19 at 1:00pm. All, 55 and older, are invited to attend. Please mark your calendars: They will be sponsoring a trip to Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 21 and visiting the Constitution Center, Betsy Ross's house, Carpenters' Hall, the Liberty Bell, etc. Also, they will travel to Sight & Sound to see Sampson on Monday, October 10th. For more information, please call Mary Lou DeRea-Lohman at 610-863-4846 or 610-844-4630
Bangor High School Band Concert
The Bangor High School School Band Concert will be held Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:30 pm at the M. Craig Paine Performing Arts Theater in Bangor High School.
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.
Mattei Plans First Town Hall Meeting
In his bid for State Representative of the 137th District, Dave Mattei will begin to hold Town Hall Meetings in various locations around his district that, when elected, he will continue during his tenure. Mattei believes in bringing good ole grass roots back by knocking on doors himself, making personal phone calls, and having Town Hall Meetings. Mattei states, “My first priority in my campaign is to listen to the people of the district and be a visible community presence for them to talk with.” Mattei goes on to explain that the essence of being an effective State Representative is to listen to the constituents, hear what they have to say, process all of that information along with research so that his policy and vote reflect his districts needs and priorities.
He wants his Town Hall Meetings to be informal where the exchange of conversation is productive and friendly. Mattei will kick off his Town Hall Meetings at the Roseto American Legion located at 143 Garibaldi Avenue, Roseto on May 26th at 6pm and is open to all within the district. Light refreshments will be served.
Memorial Weekend Concert & Dinner
A Memorial Weekend Concert & Dinner featuring patriotic ladies’ duo “Letters From Home” will be hosted by Mount Eaton Church in Saylorsburg, PA on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to enjoy the 1940s-style show honoring our military veterans. Doors open and food will be served at 6:30 PM, followed by the concert at 7:00. Admission is free, and a love offering will be taken for the group.
Directions to the church may be found at mounteatonchurch.org. For more information, please contact the church office at 570-992-7050 or email@example.com.
Troop 81 2nd Annual Community Yard Sale
Troop 81 2nd Annual Community Yard Sale will be held May 28 at Community Presbyterian Church, Route 611, Mt Bethel (7am - 4pm)
Calling all Yard Sale Enthusiasts, Crafters and Vendors for the 2nd Annual Girl Scout Troop 81 Community Yard Sale Event. Please reserve your space now for just $10/space, or $15 for two Join them for a day of bargains, lunch and some fantastic bake sale selections.
The girls are raising money for their trip to ALASKA this June and could use your support! Now accepting donations for their yard sale, or book a spot for your own sales! As always, thank you so much for supporting the Girl Scout Troop.
To reserve a spot (or 3!), or to make a donation, please contact Lori Laubach @ 610-597-8483!! All help is welcome.
East Bangor Strawberry Festival
The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church will host a "Strawberry Festival" on Friday, June 10th from 4:00 p.m. until ???? It will be held at the Blaine Reimel Memorial Park on Park Rd. in East Bangor (rain or shine). Lots of good food and "Jacktown" ice cream will be available. For more info., call 610-588-4453 or visit www.ebumc.org.
Class of 1973 Bus Trip
The Class of 1973 will sponsor a bus trip Saturday June 18, 2016 to Mohegan Sun casino at Pocono Downs, Wilkes Barre.
Bus ride by J and J transportation, 55 seats. Cost is $30 for the bus and you get $25 in slot money plus a $5 food voucher.
Leaving Weis market in Pen Argyl at 3:00pm and return home to Weis market by 11:00pm.
There will be horse racing going on too.
Enjoy a fun ride to the casino, plus a snack Please bring a valid I. d. with you.
Call Margaret Marsh at 610-417-0461 to reserve a seat. Rsvp by May 18, 2016
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
Bangor Elks Lodge #1106 Golf Tournament
The 16th annual Bangor Elks Lodge #1106 golf tournament that benefits major projects will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Whitetail Golf Club. It is a four-person scramble format with a cost of $85 per golfer. It includes golf, cart, prizes, cookout lunch, and beverages. A hole-in-one is sponsored by Dotta Auto Sales. Please call the Bangor Elks Lodge #1106 at 610-588-3420 to register your foursome or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is June 20, 2016.
Bethlehem Celtic Fest 2016
BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania, — The Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) will reach its 29th year of presenting the largest free Highland Games and Celtic festival in North America during the weekend of September 23rd through the 30th. This year brings back old Celtic Classic favorites such as Timlin & Kane, Seven Nations and the Glengarry Bhoys as well as new features like Low Lily, Moxie Strings, Barrule & Calan. From bagpipes to bodrahns, fiddles to whistles, Bethlehem will be filled with foot stomping Celtic music all weekend.
A wide variety of Scottish, Welsh and Irish bands and genres will take stage this September. The complete performer line up can be found at www.celticfest.org/entertainment
Celtic Classic 2016 will also honor its traditional festival features. In addition to the U.S. National Highland Games Championship come an assortment of food styles and beverages, Celtic retail merchants, competitions and dance.
Celtic Classic runs from Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th in downtown historic Bethlehem. For more information, directions, volunteering opportunities and the weekend’s schedule, log on to www.celticfest.org. For up-to-the-minute information and updates, follow Celtic Classic on Twitter (@CelticClassic) and friend them on Facebook (facebook.com/CelticClassic).
For more information on the Parade of Shamrocks and other Celtic Cultural Alliance events, visit the organization’s website at www.celticfest.org.
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.
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.
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)
Pen Argyl - May 2016
MTD: 2.76 YTD: 15.72 Normal: 4.47