May 22, 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 - May, 2014
MTD: 4.31 Normal: 4.12
YTD - 61.50
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Slate Belt and surrounding area until 8:00pm tonight.
At 2:00pm thunderstorms are located in Williamsport, Bloomsburg and just north of Mt. Pocono. These storms are moving from northwest to southeast.
Growing Up In
Gallery Night at Miss Rose's
Miss Roses Preschool in Pen Argyl, Pa and local artist Sianne Statile will be hosting a "Gallery Night" to showcase their students artwork from an art program that has been running since February.
The artwork made by children ages 4-6 years old will be featured on May 23, 2014 from 6-8pm. The students have learned about artistic perception through experimentation, identification and blending colors. Students have used a variety of textures and materials to create one of a kind projects. In addition the students have also learned how to recognize art in everyday objects and within the community.
The Gallery Night will be open to the public.
Rummage and Bake Sale at St. John's
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12 N. Westbrook Ave, Pen Argyl will hold a Rummage and Bake Sale Firday May 23 from 8-4 and Satuday 24 from 8-2. Baked goods and lunch items will be for sale in addition to clothes, household items, furniture, toys, decorations, collectibles, books, and more.
Memorial Weekend Concert & Dinner
A Memorial Weekend Concert & Dinner featuring patriotic duo “Letters From Home” will be hosted by Mount Eaton Church in Saylorsburg, PA on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 7:00 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. 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.
Mount Eaton is a non-denominational church serving the west end of Monroe County, Pennsylvania since 1884. Mount Eaton Church holds worship on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings and offers a variety of programs for family members of all ages.
Movie Night planned for Portland
Movie night will feature Disney Pixar PG 8:30pm Saturday May 24 in Portland''s Park and Walk facility.
If you will attend you should bring blankets and/or chairs.
All ages are welcome, however, children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.
You are welcome to bring your own food or purchase movie munchies that will be for sale on site starting at 8:00pm. No pets.
In the event of rain the movie will be shown in the borough gymnasium on Division Street.
May 24 & 25........
Quiet Valley Animal Frolic
Quiet Valley’s 26th annual Farm Animal Frolic is May 24 & 25, Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays 12 noon to 4 pm. Quiet Valley is blossoming this Spring with farm babies galore!
The farm has so far been blessed with the birth of seven piglets, a lamb and triplet kid goats with more births to come. Chicks have arrived and more will be hatched in incubators during Frolic so visitors can watch this special sight. There is a new calf for the children to meet and guests of all ages will be amused by the ducklings as they scoot down their slide into 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 out to the ice harvest pond and back. Make sure to say “Howdy” to Janie, our mule, and to Bossy, the cow whom will be down in the barnyard.
In addition to the farm animals there are plenty of other fun activities. Each afternoon there is a special children's show where youngsters can enjoy puppets or storytelling. There are opportunities to play old fashion games, jump in the hay or they can try their hand at the Fish Pond. Our new focus area for 2014 is the “Sheep Shed” where folks can learn some sheep lore, card wool, watch spinning or felting, try weaving, play sheep related games and make a craft using wool.
There will be Sheep Shearing on Saturday, May 17 throughout most of the day. Kathy Uhler, from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, will present a show on local wildlife on Saturday, May 24 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 the event making homemade bread and cookies.
There is nothing more adorable 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. There is a $1.00 off coupon on the Quiet Valley website, www.quietvalley.org. 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.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. At Quiet Valley history comes to life on our 19th century farmstead. Period-dressed guides reenact the life of the original Pennsylvania German farm family who lived at the site from the late1760s to 1913. Quiet Valley is open in 2014 to the general public Saturday June 21 - Saturday September 6. Also, on additional spring and fall Saturdays. The farm also hosts a number of special events throughout the year. School and group tours are by reservation. For more information on the museum call (570) 992 – 6161 or visit www.quietvalley.org.
Richmond Memorial Day Service
Richmond United Methodist Church is one of the oldest congregations in the area, founded in 1832. Adjacent to the church is the Richmond Cemetery where two (2) members of the Grand Army of the Republic (Civil War) are at rest.
In addition, other members of the armed forces of the United States who served in WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam are also interred.
The congregation has invited members of the U. S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, as well as members of local veterans groups and associations and their families to attend the regular worship service on May 25th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
They will then conduct a Memorial Service outside at the cemetery to honor the sacrifice veteran’s and their families have made to provide us with the freedom we enjoy every day. Following this service they have tents outside with tables and chairs for everyone to partake of hot dogs, sauerkraut, and pot luck dishes and beverages provided by the ladies of the church.
All veterans and their families are invited and welcome to attend. Please call Charlie Hentz 610-588-9044 to advise us of the number of people in your party.
Pen Argyl Memorial Day Service
A memorial day service will be presented at the Fairview Cemetery on Monday, May 26th, 10:00am Guest speaker will be Jim Love, music by Hope Gospel Quartet.
Refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the Pen Argyl American Legion Post 502.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 404 East Mountain Ave, Pen Argyl.
West Bangor Memorial Day Service
The West Bangor Memorial Association will hold its Annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial site, Second Street, West Bangor.
The principal speaker will be Major Mary Francis, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army of Pen Argyl. The Hope Gospel Quartet will render musical selections.
In case of inclement weather, services will be held at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church Social Hall, Verona Avenue, West Bangor
Portland - Mt. Bethel Memorial Day Service
All are invited by the Mt. Bethel-Portland Memorial Post 216 American Legion to Memorial Day services 11:00am Monday May 26 at Mt. Bethel War Memorial Route 611, Mt. Bethel, PA.
East Bangor Memorial Day Service
A Memorial Day service will be held on Monday, May 26th, at 1:00 p.m. at the East Bangor Cemetery.
The speaker will be Rev. David Felker. Rev. Felker is a Vietnam War veteran. He is presently a part-time pastor serving the Danielsville United Methodist Church.
Musical selections will be offered by the Ellis Williams Trio. There will be a roll call of those veterans who died in the past year and are now buried in the East Bangor Cemetery. 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 the event of rain, the service will be held at the East Bangor United Methodist Community Church, 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor. The church is sponsoring the service. For more info., call 610-588-4453.
Family Night Out at
The First 25
by Dr. Gary Williams, DMD
So, you finish your career training, ready to go to work, and someone says to you, “enjoy yourself, ‘cause the time is going to fly.” And you think to yourself, “yeah, right!” And then it happens. Suddenly one day I find myself writing an article about practicing dentistry in my home town for 25 years…and counting. I can’t believe it.
Family Dental Care began in a renovated apartment, here on South Robinson Ave., in Pen Argyl, in 1989. When the door opened that first morning, there were a grand total of zero patients of record. And I have been blessed ever since.
We have cared for your families over the years and catered a lot to your children. Now, not that I’m aging or anything; but now I treat your grandchildren…and more. Where did the time go?
We still love seeing your children after 25 years. That’s why we offer free dental exams to all kids under the age of 3 years. We’ve learned some of what makes for good oral health, and we still love to care for the little ones, and watch them grow up in our practice. Yes, time flies when you are having fun, and so far, it’s been a hoot! Stay tuned for announcements about our special “Sealant Day”.
Thank you Slate Belt residents and kids. Looking forward to the next 25!
Summer Session Starting Soon at NCC
Registration is underway for the summer session of credit courses at Northampton Community College’s Main and Monroe campuses and online. Summer I classes (6 week session) on campus begin on Monday, May 19, and end on Monday, June 30.
Late Summer I classes (10-week session) on campus and online begin on Monday, June 2, and end on Thursday, August 7. Summer II classes (6-week session) on campus begin on Monday, June 30, and end on Wednesday, August 13.
In addition to current and new NCC students, credit classes are open to students from other colleges and high school students who want to test their ability to do college-level work or to get a head start in earning college credits.
NCC offers over 100 degree, certificate and diploma programs. The summer schedule includes a wide selection of day and evening classes in accounting, art, biology, biotechnology, business, chemistry, communications, dance, economics, electronics and electromechanical technology, English, geography, history, languages, mathematics, philosophy, physical education, psychology, sociology, and more. For course descriptions, visit www.northampton.edu and click on “Search Courses.”
Registration is also underway for the fall semester. For more information about credit courses available in the summer or fall at Northampton Community College, call 610-861-5300.
Bangor Park Youth