September 18, 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 - Sept, 2014
MTD: 1.03 Normal: 4.33
Growing Up In
Bangor sophomore Tim Ferguson (6) had a pair of assists, during the Slaters' 4-0 win over Palmerton in a game played at Bangor Park Tuesday afternoon. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
Pen Argyl's Dana Evans (15) vies for control, during their 6-1 win over Palmerton Monday at Pen Argyl High School. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Tyler Learn (9) tries to get a defender, during the Slaters' 4-0 win over Palmerton in a game played at Bangor Park Tuesday afternoon. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
AROUND THE HOUSE......
Fall clean-up tips for your lawn and garden tools
(BPT) - As the temperature drops, your lawn and garden will start settling into a dormant state. As you prep your landscaping and garden for a winter’s slumber, it’s a good idea to review the tools you used all summer. Taking care of this task now will ensure they’re in good shape come spring when it’s time to use them again.
From sharpening edges of blades to making certain the tool is still doing the job it was designed to do, put all your lawn and garden tools through a thorough fall cleaning. Here are some tips:
* Lawn mowers – Check your owner’s manual for information about sharpening the mower deck blades and what to do with any unused gasoline before putting the mower into storage. It’s a good idea to keep the mower in a dry location where moisture won’t collect and potentially rust the blades.
* Hand trimmers – Hand clippers, tree trimmers and saws all take a beating during the summer. Check these tools to make certain the handles are still secure, the cutting blades are sharp and the locking mechanisms all work. If anything isn’t up to par, replace the tool so you have it ready for the first sign of spring.
* Chainsaws – These heavy machines get put through their paces, and they can be taxing on people, too, after extended use. If you’re ready to upgrade your chainsaw, the Husqvarna low-weight 436Li is quiet, easy to operate and has the same power as gas machines. The 536LiXP and the T536LiXP models are also available, and they come with low maintenance and high-performance delivery. All battery-operated chainsaws come with two rechargeable batteries that can be interchanged with any Husqvarna hand tools you might already have in your collection. The batteries have a 40-minute charge time, helping to keep the tools lightweight and quiet.
* Weed trimmers – These tools are invaluable for keeping the grasses and weeds trimmed around trees and garden edging. In the fall, be sure to replace the string so you’ll have a fresh spool come spring. Also check the air filter on the tool. If it is dirty, replace the filter to allow your machine to perform at its best.
* Hoses – When it’s time to store your hoses for the winter, check all the connections to make certain nothing leaks; replace the connectors if you notice water spraying or dribbling from a connection. And if the hose itself is leaking, put it on your list to be replaced. Make certain you’ve drained all the water out before putting the hoses away for winter. If you have a hose cart, roll up the hose neatly without any kinks. Otherwise, you can just roll the hose into a neat pile of loops for storage in a dry place.
With all of your lawn and garden tools safely stored for the winter months, you’ll know they’ll be ready the minute you need them in the spring.
Motorists couldn't believe their eyes when a passport checkpoint sprung up on the border between England and Scotland.A guard and barrier were spotted on the Scottish border with a sign suggesting it would be opened officially on September 19, 2014, the day after the referendum.
The 'Scottish Border Agency' signs looked realistic, but the checkpoint, at Carter Bar, near Jedburgh, was actually an elaborate prank.
Jon Parker Lee, organizer of the mock border control, said he wasn't taking sides in the vote but hoped both countries would be 'united' in laughter.
"We've staged this together as a group of Scotland and English. We're simply united in having a laugh," he said.
"Come what may, we all love a wind-up, and maybe this will give everyone a laugh and a break from the ever-increasing heat of the debate."
Pen Argyl's Sarah Sampson (22) tries beat a defender to the ball, during 6-1 win over Palmerton Monday at Pen Argyl High School. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Miss Rose's Movie Night
Miss Rose's Preschool proudly presents their Monthly Movie Night September 19 at 6:30pm. Their feature presentation will be the movie Rio 2!! Children of all ages can enjoy the movie, snack & drink for $10.00! The doors open at 6:00pm, please have your children arrive by 6:30pm. The movie will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Pick up time is at 8:30pm.
Len Mooney Performing at Highlands Festival
Bangor musician Len Mooney will be performing at the Highlands Festival at Waterloo in Stanhope, New Jersey this Saturday September 20 from 5:30-6:00PM.
The lineup is fantastic too much to print here so check out the above link and of course come on out and help Len "Spread the Groove."
Pet Expo at St. John's Lutheran
DOBER, Inc. will be joining the folks at St. John's Lutheran in Pen Argyl Saturday September 20 from 9-1 for their Second Annual Pet Expo.
Rescue organizations will be present and there will be a pet parade, contests, etc. Fun for the whole family.
Admission is FREE! (Rain date October 4th)
Pen Argyl Homefront Mural Dedication
The Heritage Mural Education Program at Totts Gap Arts Institute would like to invite everyone to attend the dedication of their newest mural, “Homefront”.
The beautiful 34’ x 17’ mural is painted on the side of the Pies to Die for Café and depicts World War II troops from all over the Slate Belt on the troop train at the former train station in Pen Argyl, PA.
Here’s what you need to know:
Heritage Mural “Homefront” Dedication Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM 2 East Pennsylvania Avenue Pen Argyl, PA 18072.
Come meet the artists and subjects in the mural, and hear history of Pen Argyl and the Slate Belt. Family members of those in the mural have stories to tell!
Limited edition prints and postcards of the mural will be for sale at the dedication. You can pre-order a copy online at TottsGap.org, or by mail with an order form. All proceeds directly benefit The Heritage Mural Education Program. See the mural process on their Facebook page.
1940’s Entertainment Provided by “Vicki Doney and the Stompers” Special guests will be the surviving veterans and spouses portrayed in the Mural. There will be food, display of a WWII jeep, participants in 1940’s vintage clothing,
Photo ops for the public and a film booth for people to record their personal memories of the WWII era in the Slate Belt.
Arndt's Annual rummage Sale
Come to Arndt’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 20th for bargains galore. Vintage jewelry, toys, clothes for all sizes, pictures, games, seasonal decorations, books, small appliances, crafts.......you name it, we have it.
Foods will be available for purchase: homemade jellies, continental breakfast, lunch, baked goods and beverages. There will be basket raffles to add to the fun.
The church is located on the corner of Bushkill Drive and Arndt Road in Forks Township, Easton, 18040. The sale is custom made for early birds; we open at 7 am and end at 1 pm.
Call the church at 610 253 3732 if you need more information.
September 19, 20, 21
Autumn Women's Retreat
Join the Women of Columcille at the Autumn Women's Retreat. We will be gathering from Friday, September 19th through Sunday the 21st at the Kirkridge Farmhouse.
For full information, Program, Registration and Meal information, click HERE for a PDF to download and print.
If you wish to charge your registration fee to your credit or debit card please contact Beth Guida. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration deadline is September 15.
There are a limited number of partial scholarships available. Email Beth at email@example.com for further information on availability.
Columcille Myth & Mystery Tour
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
Slate Belt Senior Center