October 12, 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 - October, 2014
MTD: 1.29 Normal: 4.54
Nate Stewart (2) of Pius X makes a hard tackle during, the Royals' 40-15 win over Holy Redeemer in a game played Saturday at Amelio Scott Stadium in Bangor. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
The Dreamliners entertain, during the day at Lukies Festival held at Weona Park in Pen Argyl Saturday. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
The ghost of Arthur Haring, played by Dane DeFebo, talked about his time in the Air Force in 1942 and his experience in a plane known as a "widow maker," during an interesting show of the Ghosts of the Slate Belt held at the Slate Belt Heritage Center in Bangor Wednesday night. . (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory.
Pen Argyl's Chris Muller attempts a diving interception, during the Knights' 21-7 win over the Notre Dame Crusaders. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor' Mat McCoy (5) and Austin Mathewson (11) and Pen Argyl's Shomari Cleary-Kojo (20) fight for possession, during the Slaters' 6-0 win on Pen Argyl senior day Wednesday at Plainfield. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Logan Ruppert fakes a handoff to Austin Heisler (29), during the Knights' 21-7 win over the Notre Dame Crusaders. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Tim Ferguson tries to kick the ball from Pen Argyl's Porter Riley (31), during the Slaters' 6-0 win on Pen Argyl senior day Wednesday at Plainfield. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Melissa Guydish (10) races Pen Argyl's Rachel Maryanish (23) during the Slaters' 2-0 win at Bangor Park Wednesday night. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
Work-life balance more possible
(BPT) - Having a successful and fulfilling job and life outside of work can present challenges. While the debate over achievable “work/life balance" and “having it all” wages on, one thing is for sure. Some companies are becoming quite adept at creating policies, programs and services that go a long way to help their employees find the right mix of personal and professional satisfaction.
Perhaps, no one knows the stress of managing career and personal responsibilities better than working parents. In fact, 36 percent of all working moms are the primary breadwinners for their family according to a recent Prudential Financial 2014-2015 study “Financial Experience and Behaviors Among Women.”
”Employers are realizing the importance of providing supportive work environments for parents not only as a way to attract and retain top talent, but as a driver of engagement and performance,” says Maureen Corcoran, vice president of Health Life & Inclusion at Prudential. “And workers reap the benefits, too - particularly women who still remain the majority of primary caregivers in our society.”
Over the years, a number of programs that Prudential offers have been cited for excellence by Working Mother magazine. These include Prudential’s child care and adult care benefits, flexible work arrangements, career development opportunities, and benefits for new mothers and fathers, such as up to 26 guaranteed weeks off after the birth or adoption of the child (two of which are fully paid).
Finding a good personal mix of work and life effectiveness is a gender and age neutral challenge and an individual’s needs change over time as they go through different career and life stages. If you are looking for a new job or would like to start a conversation with your current employer, consider these six areas that contribute to getting it right:
The ability to have some control over your work schedule to accommodate personal obligations can reduce stress and boost productivity. Ask about flexible start and end times, the ability to work from home or to phase back into work after having children. Does your company allow compressed schedules or part-time work when life demands increase?
2. Paid time off
PTO is helpful because it gives employees the opportunity to take vacations, manage family and household needs and take sick days without financial worries. Oftentimes, PTO can be negotiated at the start of a job.
3. Unpaid time off
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employers to provide 12 weeks of unpaid time off to employees who have a qualifying life event. Company size, employee tenure and hours worked apply. Some employers offer more time for events like the birth or adoption of a child or caring for an elderly parent.
4. Health and wellness
Striking the right balance between work and life can positively impact physical, emotional, financial, spiritual and social wellbeing. Along with health insurance, benefits like personal wellness workshops, on site fitness and clinic services, free life, health and budget coaching demonstrate a company’s commitment to its employees’ overall well-being.
5. Personal development
If you want to grow your career beyond on-the-job training and stay marketable, does your employer support it? Ask about company-paid training programs, tuition reimbursement, options to participate in industry groups and mentoring. Professional development is primarily your responsibility, but many companies offer great ways to assist you.
6. Caregiver perks
The demands of working caregivers (of children and aging loved ones) are many. Programs that benefit working caregivers include child and adult care services, lactation benefits for new moms, work schedule flexibility, resource and referral services and counseling services for employees’ family members.
“Companies that have a whole-person perspective on their employees, recognizing and addressing the needs of their workforce inside and outside of the office are smart,” says Corcoran. “The investment they make in this work not only pays off for employees but for their customers and shareholders.”
Tre Jordan (7) of Pius X throws a pass during, the Royals' 40-15 win over Holy Redeemer in a game played Saturday at Amelio Scott Stadium in Bangor. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's goalkeeper Madison Mennel tries to keep the ball away from Bangor's Melissa Guydish (10) during the Slaters' 2-0 win at Bangor Park Wednesday night. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
A horse has been captured on CCTV cameras wandering into a police station in the early hours of the morning.
The brown and white stallion strolled through two sets of automatic doors at Cheshire Police Headquarters in Winsford.
The force released CCTV footage of the moment a civilian police worker challenged the horse as it came into the reception area.
Police later discovered the horse had broken loose from a field near the police headquarters and trotted into the station.
A police spokesperson said: "We like to ensure a warm welcome to all our guests at HQ and at 'neigh' point did the horse pose a risk to security."
Bangor's Dalton Stenlake makes an acrobatic header with Tim Ferguson (6) in the background, during the Slaters' 6-0 win on Pen Argyl senior day Wednesday at Plainfield. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Northampton County Open
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.
Cash Prizes for pumpkin carving contest and volunteers needed
Octoberfest this year will be held at Bangor Memorial Park on Saturday and Sunday, October 11th and 12th.
We are looking for groups to participate in the themed, carved pumpkin display. Maybe you own a business and you have a group of employees that would like to get together to carve some pumpkins to enter in the display. You can pick whatever theme you would like. You can search for ideas on the internet.
There have been some interesting themes in the past such as Harry Potter, classic cars, Toy Story, Elvis, etc. Do you play a sport? Maybe your group wants to carve pumpkins to show that sport? The only cost to enter is that you have to buy your own pumpkins. A group of themed pumpkins should have at least 6 or more in their display.
There will be CASH prizes awarded for the top 3 best group of themed, carved pumpkins. Prizes range from $100 to $25.00.
Our scarecrow making booth is in need of adult size small or youth sized clothing such as old pants and shirts.
We are also in search of volunteers to help in all aspects of the event. Volunteers are needed to help with selling tickets, collecting tickets at booths, running booths, helping to set up and clean up the pumpkin displays and working in the food stand.
For more information or to volunteer contact Sherry at 610-588-6894 or Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Battery Recycling Program
Pen Argyl is pleased to announce that they are participating in a battery recycling program. Madison Young, a freshman at Pen Argyl, decided to implement a battery recycling program in her community as her Girl Scout Silver Award Project.
Madison has provided them with a battery recycling container. They will be accepting dry cell batteries: AA, AAA, C, D & 9 volt batteries. For safety purposes, please put a piece of masking tape over the end of each battery.
Batteries are not garbage! In addition to the household batteries being recycled through Madison’s project, your are encouraged to participate in Northampton County’s Semi-Annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events.
Programs like this help make our community a better, safer place, and we encourage everyone to participate in this program for our community.
Slate Belt Senior Center