September 25, 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
Heritage Trades Day October 11
Heritage Trades Day, presented by Totts Gap Art Institute will held Saturday, October 11, from 12 noon to 3pm at Bethel Park on North First Street in Bangor adjacent to the Slate Belt Heritage Center.
There will be Live Demonstrations, Hands-on Activities for Children and Adults, Blacksmithing, Slate Splitting and Marbleizing Slate.
Demetra Kotretsos (24) was among eight Bangor field hockey seniors honored at the conclusion of their game with Salisbury played at Bangor High School Wednesday. (More photos tomorrow) More photos below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
Growing Up In
Pius X defender Nate Stewart (2) makes a tackle, during the undefeated Royals' 48-14 win over Conwell Egan in a game played at Amelio Scott Stadium Saturday. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Julie Poliskiewicz
Tessa Bakke was among eight Bangor field hockey seniors honored at the conclusion of their game with Salisbury played at Bangor High School Wednesday. (More photos tomorrow) More photos below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
A crowd of 200 or spectators attended the Homefront Mural dedication Saturday in Pen Argyl. (Other photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pet Owners: Don’t Forget the Annual Heartworm Check-Up
(StatePoint) One of the most fundamental responsibilities of pet ownership is an annual visit to the veterinarian for a heartworm checkup. Veterinarian and American Heartworm Society President Dr. Stephen Jones is offering some answers to common questions about this ritual.
• My veterinarian is recommending a heartworm test, but my dog was just tested a year ago. Why does he need a test again so soon?
Your dog should have an annual heartworm test to determine if he became infected during the previous season. It takes months before a dog with heartworm will test positive. So testing annually -- usually at the time the prescription for his heartworm medication is being renewed -- makes sense. As with many diseases, the earlier heartworm can be diagnosed, the better the chances he will recover. If heartworm disease in a dog goes undetected and untreated, the worms can cause progressive and potentially fatal damage to his arteries, heart and lungs.
• If my dog is on continuous heartworm prevention, why does he need to be tested?
Annual testing ensures his prevention program is working. Heartworm medications are highly effective, but dogs can still become infected. Why? A common reason is simple forgetfulness. Missing just one dose of a monthly medication, or administering it late, can leave a dog unprotected. Even if you do everything right and on time, it’s no guarantee. Some dogs spit out their heartworm pills when their owners aren’t looking. Dogs have also been known to vomit heartworm pills or rub off a topical medication. Whatever the cause of missing or delaying a dose, any of these mishaps can put your dog at risk of heartworm infection.
• Do my cats need heartworm protection too?
Like dogs, cats get heartworm disease. And while cats are not as easily infected as dogs, it only takes one or two heartworms to make a cat very sick. That’s why the American Heartworm Society recommends year-round heartworm prevention for both dogs and cats. Because heartworm disease in cats may or may not involve infection with adult worms, the diagnosis can be challenging. Veterinarians typically run heartworm blood tests on cats before putting them on medication the first time, but later rely on such procedures as chest x-ray or ultrasound to confirm diagnoses. More information about heartworm disease and its prevention can be found at www.HeartwormSociety.org. Remember, pets need year-round prevention to keep them healthy and free of deadly heartworms. Your pet’s annual heartworm check-up is crucial.
A New Orleans company has invented a Chopper-style motorised fridge for the ultimate cool way to take drinks to a party.
The designers have been working on the Kreweser for the last two years.
It will cost about $650 and is capable of accelerating its rider and a thirst-quencing 89 litres) of cooler space to speeds of up to 18mph.
The low-profile 48-volt battery pack is capable of bringing a rider on a 16-mile journey before recharging.
The scooter folds up for easy transportation to events with the collapsible design providing ease of transport in any vehicle.
Optional accessories include your own custom wrap and a 400 watt smartphone-controlled Bluetooth stereo integrated into the walls of the cooler.
The Kreweser team has now launched a Kickstarter funding drive, with a goal of $90K to bring the invention to market.
Well known singer Vicki Doney of Pen Argyl sings at the Homefront Mural dedication Saturday in Pen Argyl. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Dalton Tucker (16) of Pius X kicks an extra point, during the undefeated Royals' 48-14 win over Conwell Egan in a game played at Amelio Scott Stadium Saturday. (More photos tomorrow) Julie Poliskiewicz
Bangor Lions Annual Auction
The Bangor Lions Club will be holding their 18th Annual Auction at Hartzell's Auction Gallery on September 26th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Hartzell's Auction Gallery is located at 521 Richmond Road in Bangor.
Please come out and support your local Lions Club by bidding on items that are donated by members of our community and local businesses.
East Bangor Basket Bingo
The East Bangor Volunteer Fire Co. will host a basket bingo September 26 at the fire hall.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Bingo begins at 7.
Cost is $20 in advance or $20 at the door.
Area Senior Fair
State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) is inviting residents of the 137th Legislative District to his annual Senior Fair, which will take place Friday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Forks Township Community Center, 500 Zucksville Road, Easton, PA 18040.
Various types of health screenings will be performed and flu shots will be provided free of charge by the Lehigh Valley Health Network. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
“Plenty of parking is available, and Easton Coach will offer on-site shuttle service from any point on the parking lot to the front door of the community center,” Emrick added.
The 137th District consists of the townships of Forks, Lower Mount Bethel, Palmer. Upper Mount Bethel, Upper Nazareth, and Washington; and the boroughs of Bangor, East Bangor, Nazareth, Portland, Roseto, Stockertown and Tatamy.
Questions about this event or any legislative issue should be directed to Emrick’s Mt. Bethel office at (570) 897-0401 or his Nazareth office at (610) 746-5090.
Art Night at Red Thread
The Red Thread Cafe will hold Art Night Saturday September 27 from 7-10pm. Paint. Draw. Sketch. You are the Artist. Please RSVP in comments. suggested Donation for art supplies 5-7$. Local artist Shannon Almanzar will be here to guide our time together. See you there!
National Drug Take-Back Day
The next “National Drug Take-Back Day” has been scheduled by the U.S. Department of Justice to occur on September 27, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
See a list of three sites at the bottom where residents may dispose of old medications. Currently, there are none listed in the Slate Belt or Stroudsburg area. Several of our Police Departments are coordinating these events; we thank them for their participation in this important event!
Additional information on the Take Back Initiative may be found at:
The three closest locations to the Slate Belt are:
Good Shepard Lutheran Yard Sale
A church wide yard sale will be held on Saturday, September 27th from 9:00 – 3:00 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2904 Church Rd, Rt 611 just north of Martins Creek. Spaces are available for $10.
If you need a table, one can be provided for $15 a space. Clean out those closets or garages and make some extra cash or save the date to come look for that special something.
Lunch will be available for purchase. Call or email JoAnn at 610-253-9243 or email@example.com for more info
Community Presbyterian Family Night Out
Community Presbyterian Church of Mt. Bethel and Portland will host its monthly Family Night Out on Saturday, September 27th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. (please note change in day/time) in the Fellowship Hall of the Church, located at 1755 South Delaware Avenue in Mt. Bethel.
The menu and activity details will be announced at a later date, prior to the dinner.
This event is free to the community, and all are welcome!
For more information, please contact the church office at (570) 897-6766.
Boomers at Fun Dog Show
Boomer's Angels will participate at the Melon's Gift 10th Annual Fun Dog show 11:30-3:30 Saturday, September 27 held at the Upper Field on the campus of the Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School located at 2000 Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg.
All dogs are winners at the fun dog show! Some of the categories include:
Dog with the wiggliest butt ~ Dog with the most expressive eyes ~ Dog most in need of a bib ~ Dog/owner look alike ~ Fancy Dress ~ Dog with the most expressive ears ~ Best smile ~ Best kisser ~ And many more fun categories !
Live music will be performed by Matt Abell and Skip Detrick and our DJ will once again be Brad Roccanova.
Food, raffle items, fantastic vendors and more await the participants, and of course the "show" itself allows for every dog to go home a winner!
Our proceeds support the Howard Canfield Cancer Fund for Men at the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center.
Registration is now open and the cost is $35. Per dog, if you register by September 22, 2014; after which the fee is $40. Per dog. Discounts apply for returning participants and multiple dogs, so feel free to contact us for more information.
For more information, visit http://www.melonsgift.org/Fun%20Dog%20Show.html or Contact 570-422-1484 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Papillon Pet Adoption
Come visit Camp Papillon Rescue & Adoption at the Fun Dog Show, on Saturday, September 27 from 11:30 to 3:30, at the Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School, 2000 Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg.
Melon's Gift presents the 10th Annual Fun Dog Show. All dogs are winners! Live music, raffles, great vendors and food! All profits support the Howard Canfield Cancer Center for Men. For more information call 570-420-1484.
Come and meet the dogs, cats and critters that Camp Papillon has for adoption! Why not fill out an online application and get pre-approved in advance? Email email@example.com. Or, if you are not ready to adopt, why not foster? We provide vet care, food, crates and whatever you need.
All you supply is the love! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.camppapillon.org or phone (570)420-0450.
Safe Haven Pet Adoption
Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold adoption days from 11 a.m. To 3 p.m. Saturday, September 27 at WalMart, Route 940, Mt. Pocono.
Safe Haven will have many young dogs available for you to meet and get to know. Safe Haven requires a pre-adoption application with 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 700 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.
For more information about Safe Haven, 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.
Christ Lutheran 240th
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 email@example.com
Slate Belt Senior Center