SLATE BELT WEATHER APRIL 19
TODAY - Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North wind 11 to 17 mph
TONIGHT - Clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Bangor's Seth Benton stretches to pull down a throw to beat Pen Argyl's Joe DePaolo during the Slaters' dramatic 5-4 win in ten innings as Bangor scored four runs in the bottom of the tenth inning to remain undefeated at 10-0. The Knights fell to 3-7. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Life Coaching Programs
A Clean Slate is partnering with Bloom Creative Studio to provide a FREE 6 session life coaching program for the community. Participants will learn new and creative ways to unlock their potential and reach their goals during this 6 week Life Coaching & Art Journaling Series. This FREE community-based program is led by certified Life Coach and Counselor Terry Wilson and Carol Andersen, Executive Director of BLOOM Bangor.
April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25.
For more information or to sign up please call A Clean Slate at 610- 452-9348 and leave a message or email email@example.com.
The umpire has yet to make a call as Bangor first baseman Dani Fey makes the catch and Pen Argyl's Hailey Sherer crosses the bag during the Slaters' 13-0 win over the Knights' in a game played at Bangor Middle School Monday. Bangor improved to 8-1 overall and 7-1 in the Colonial League while the Knights dropped to 8-2 and 8-1. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Annual Take The Night Back
The 26th Annual Take The Night Back will be held a 6:00pm April 19 starting at the Monroe County Courthouse Square.
Sexual violence has gone on too long! Every day women face harassment and the possibility of violence while simply walking down the street. Join to Take Back the Night and shatter the silence! March in this historic event to make the streets of Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg safe again.
You will be meeting at the Monroe County Courthouse Square and marching through the streets of local communities to Stroud Hall on East Stroudsburg University's campus; reclaiming the streets as a safe place, free of violence and harassment!
Once on campus there will be music by Regina Sayles, light food and refreshments and a chance for everyone to speak out against sexual violence.
This is a co-sponsored event between Women's Resources of Monroe County, Feminist Alliance and Chi Upsilon Sigma
The Bangor Boys Tennis team celebrated senior day Tuesday prior to their 5-0 over NDGP and improving the record to 11-2 this spring. Pictured (L-R) Front: Garrett Nelson and Tyler learn. Center: Lauren Steinert, Mgr. Back: Christopher Cesari, Jonathon Absalom, Chirstopher Csencsits, Michael Mazzella, Louis Ortiz, and Paxton Ramsey. PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pastie Sale at Christ Lutheran Church
A Pastie Sale will be held at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 703 S. Delaware Dr. (Route 611), Mount Bethel (Stone Church) on Tuesday April 19th. Pasties can be picked up between 11 am and 1 pm each day. The cost is $5.50 per beef pastie. Place your order with or without onions. Orders are recommended. To place your order or for additional information call Chrissy at 610-588-0809.
Bangor Lions' baseball player takes a swing at the ball during a Majors Division game of the Lehigh Valley Cal Ripken Spring Kick-Off Tournament played at Bangor Park Saturday. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) (New photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
NCC to Offer Accelerated Summer Classes
Northampton Community College (NCC) will offer accelerated summer classes for college students this summer. Courses are open to NCC students and students from other colleges, offering a convenient way to hasten progress toward a degree and/or to focus on just one or two subjects at a time.
Classes will be offered at the Bethlehem and Monroe campuses and online.
Summer I, six-week session, which is on campus, runs from May 23 through June 30. Tuition is due May 16. Summer I, 10-week session, which is online, runs from June 6 through August 11. Tuition is due May 16. The College will be closed in Memorial Day, May 30.
Summer II session, which is online, runs from July 11 through August 17. Tuition is due June 27.
Among the many choices are courses in architecture, history, veterinary technician, paralegal, English, and more. For a complete listing and other information visit http://www.northampton.edu/summer-classes.htm.
Portland held its Pet Parade and Costume Contest Saturday afternoon. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) (New photo below) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Wind Gap Mariner's pitcher pitches the ball during a Majors Division game of the Lehigh Valley Cal Ripken Spring Kick-Off Tournament played at Bangor Park Saturday. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Slate Belt Regional Police Department
On 4/8/16 at 9:25 pm, SBRPD arrested a Pen Argyl woman after investigating a disturbance in the first block on Westbrook in Pen Argyl. Police were called to the area for a report that a female broke several windows to a residence and was screaming. Police arrived at the scene and observed the woman push a male down a flight of stairs inside the residence. The woman was arrested and taken to the Central Booking Center where she was arraigned and Justice Capobianco set bail at $5000 cash.
Portland held its Pet Parade and Costume Contest Saturday afternoon. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Book Discussion - Blue Mountain Library 6:30 pm
Bingo - Portland Fire Co., 7pm.
Blue Mountain Library - Open 10-12 & 6-8pm
Bangor Public Library - Open 10-8
Slate Belt Senior Center - Open 8-4. Blue Valley Farm Show
Preschool Story Time - Bangor Public Library, 10-11am.
Mission of Love Food Pantry & Clothes Closet - N. Main St., Bangor, 10-2
Roseto Planning Commission - 7:00pm Borough Hall
BMCL Book Group - Blue Mt. Comm. Library, 6:30pm
Pen Argyl Park Board - Meeting, Community Center, 7:00pm.
Slate Belt YMCA - Open 5:00am - 9:00pm
Dad Pulls Tooth with Drone
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., (UPI) -- A California dad was recorded using a Star Wars Millennium Falcon drone to do what the Force couldn't -- remove his daughter's loose tooth.
The video, filmed Wednesday, shows Marin County dad Kelly Starrett launching his Millennium Falcon drone while a piece of string connects the aircraft to a loose tooth in the mouth of his daughter, Caroline.
"I love you, Chewwy!" Caroline says with a full mouth.
The drone takes off and speeds off with Caroline's tooth in tow.
The result elicits laughter from the father and daughter, as well as the camera-operating mother, Juliet.
Recycle Tossed Aside Tech Gadgets
(BPT) - Do you know what to do with that old computer monitor sitting in storage? What should you do with a retired PC or tablet? If the items cluttering your home were newsprint, plastic bottles or aluminum cans, you would know exactly what to do with them - recycle! But if you're unsure how to recycle technology, you're not alone.
Nearly 80 percent of American households have old technology sitting around, according to a recent survey by Staples. Most people with old, unused tech devices have one to five pieces they'd like to get rid of, but less than half know how to recycle it, the survey found.
"You make a lot of changes when you're trying to live a greener lifestyle, from recycling all the plastics your family uses to choosing more energy-efficient appliances," says Toni Hammersley, blogger at A Bowl Full of Lemons. "Fortunately, you can also green your digital life by recycling old technology you no longer use. Staples will take a slew of your old and unused technology products right in-store for free to help you responsibly and easily recycle."
Recycling technology is good for the environment, the EPA says. Valuable resources like metals, plastics and glass can be reused; every 1 million cellphones recycled yield 35,000 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium, according to the EPA. What's more, recycling or donating electronics reduces consumption of natural resources, greenhouse gas emissions, and air and water pollution associated with making new materials.
Hammersley, an organizational expert, offers some tips for recycling tech:
* You can recycle old office technology that no longer works for free by taking them into your local Staples. The store will accept the computers, monitors, printers and numerous other types of electronics for recycling - free of charge. For more information on the program and a list of tech items that can be accepted into the free recycling program, visit Staples online.
*You can also trade in eligible technology to receive a Staples eCash card that you can use toward your next in-store or online purchase. The laptop that's too slow for your gaming activities might qualify for a trade in and get a gift card to put toward new technology or anything else you need within the store.
* Equipment that still works can also be donated. Goodwill accepts technology items for repair and recycling and schools, churches, charities and other community organizations in your area may accept older tech that's still usable. You can also find computer donation organizations with a simple online search. Before you donate any piece of technology, be sure that the organization can use it and you won't burden them with items they might have to recycle. Also be sure to delete all your personal information, including files, documents and apps that may contain personal information. Staples provides this service in stores through their Tech Services.
"Clutter of any kind can stand in the way of organization at home or in the office," Hammersley says. "Recycling is one of the most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible ways to get rid of any kind of clutter - including old technology.
Reduce Waste in Your Home
(StatePoint) The amount of trash people produce has increased a whopping 10,000 percent over the past 100 years, according to Terracycle, a company that handles hard-to recycle materials.
Starting in April for Earth Month, personal care company Tom’s of Maine partnered with TerraCycle to inspire less waste going to landfills. With the average American producing over 30 pounds of trash per week, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the #LessWasteChallenge is a simple pledge that encourages households to reduce trash by just one pound per week.
Reducing waste is actually easier than you may think! Some simple tips from TerraCycle to reach that one pound goal include:
• Use reusable containers when possible when packing lunch for you and your family. They travel better and reduce waste.
• Thirsty? Start carrying a reusable water bottle with you to refill throughout the day. By doing so, you can prevent over three pounds of plastic from ending up in a landfill each year, according to Ban the Bottle.
• The average person’s yearly bill payments require the use of 23 pounds of wood to produce, according to Pay it Green Alliance. Modernize and green your banking by requesting to receive your bills online.
Likewise, environmental group 41pounds.org says you can reduce paper waste by 41 pounds annually by unsubscribing from junk mail lists, and sending greetings online versus using paper holiday and birthday cards.
• Kitchens can also be a wasteful place. Skip the paper plates and take the extra moment to use real dishes. Likewise, swap out paper towels and stick to reusable dishtowels instead.
• Choose toiletries wisely. For example, opt for a razor with changeable cartridges instead of throwing out the disposable variety each week. Likewise, seek out brands that package products with recycled materials that can be recycled again after use.
• Be sure to learn what is recyclable in your jurisdiction and also put these materials in the proper bins. Also consider reaching out to TerraCycle to sign up your community or home for some of their recycling programs. It’s an easy way to keep items out of landfills, while also raising money for your favorite cause!
Are you up to the challenge of reducing waste this year? You can learn more by going to TomsofMaine.com/LessWaste to easily take the #LessWasteChallenge pledge with just one click.
A few simple steps today can help secure a happy and healthy future for our children and the generations yet to come.
TRAFFIC ALERTS WEEK OF APRIL 18
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 (PEN ARGYL)
Between William Street and South Main Street will experience delays and lane restriction April 21 to ?????
ROUTE 191 (PLAINFIELD TWP)
Between Pen Argyl Road AND Franklin Hill Road will experience delays and lane restriction April 19 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Between Belfast AND PA 191 will experience delays and lane restriction April 20 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Between Hecktown Road AND US 22 will experience delays and lane restriction April 21 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Between PA 248 AND PA 191 will experience delays and lane restriction April 18 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
This Week at Bloom
Open Studio Hours: Wednesday 11AM-5PM, Friday 11AM-5PM, Saturday 11AM-4PM (Open Studio is $8 plus materials) (610) 588-4775 or firstname.lastname@example.org 32 Broadway, Bangor PA
Please register in advance for events by purchasing online, purchasing in person, or calling. They also love hosting parties, private events, and private lessons- reach out to schedule.
Monday the 18th, they are having a Volunteer Information Session at the Studio, if you'd like to get involved, we'd love for you to be there! For more information on this session, see the Monday the 18th event below. site.
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, May 12, 7 PM - "The Crystal Laundry" - presented by Harvey Drury
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 May 1; Jazz-Art-Dance Expo May 1; Free Classes Week May 2; 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
Donate Prom Clothing to BAHS
Donate gently used gowns and male formal wear to Bangor Boutique located in Bangor High School, now collecting gently used formal wear, shoes & jewelry.
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.
BHS Class of 1986 Scholarship
A memorial scholarship was established in 1997 by the Bangor Area High School Class of 1986 to honor the memory of deceased classmates. It is named in Gary Moffett's honor because he not only served as Class Treasurer, but he also touched the lives of all who had the privilege to know him. They have since dedicated this memorial scholarship to recognize other classmates who have passed in recent years: David Pritchard, Cherry Oyer Klinger, Frank Lisovich, Melissa Fox Niceforo, and Kelly Cory.
A scholarship award of $500.00 will continue to be presented annually to a member of the graduating senior class at Bangor High School who best exemplifies the qualities which Gary embodied -- leadership, friendship, service, character, and scholastic achievement. The recipient is chosen by Gary's wonderful and loving family, and is announced during Commencement.
Anyone interested in applying for the scholarship should see the guidance counselor at Bangor High School.
Families First Scholarships
Families First, Pen Argyl’s family center, will award a $500 Scholarship to a qualifying student from the Pen Argyl School District. The scholarship promotes volunteerism in the community and recognizes the efforts of a teen volunteer.
Criteria for application are:
Families First provides services, programs, resources and environment in which families members are assisted toward a better quality of life. In addition to connecting families with other community services, Families First provides mentoring, advocacy, parenting information, employment assistance, housing resources and health insurance assistance. For additional information, contact Frank W. Jones, Jr., 610-863-3688 or e-mail email@example.com
Kindergarten registration packets are available for parents and/or guardians at any Bangor Area School District elementary school (Five Points, Washington, or DeFranco). Parents and/or guardians may pick up a packet at any elementary school or at the administration building. Packets are also available for download from the BASD web page www.bangorslaters.org. In order to receive a scheduled screening appointment, the completed registration packet and mandatory documents need be returned to Mrs. O’Brien at Washington or Mrs. Kelton at Five Points as soon as possible, but no later than March 23rd. In order to determine your child’s school assignment, parents will be asked to inform the school district where their child will be picked up for school and where he/she will be dropped off.
A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if he/she has attained the age of five (5) years by the first scheduled day of the school term for students (August 29, 2016) and successfully completes the district’s kindergarten screening process (School Board Policy # 201).
Kindergarten screenings for the 2016-2017 school year will occur on April 6th and 7th at Washington Elementary and Five Points Elementary Schools. All screenings will be by appointment only. An adult must accompany the child(ren) for the screening appointment.
In order to make the transition to kindergarten as organized as possible, timely registration is vital. Please pick up your registration packets and one for a friend, too, who has a student age appropriate for kindergarten.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SFN Scholarships Available
Slater Family Network is sponsoring a $2000.00 scholarship for a 2016 Bangor High School graduate. The applications are now available on the school district website under the Slater Family Network tab, in the HS Guidance Office or the SFN office behind the DeFranco School. Completed applications are due at SFN on April 28.
The family of Denny Strouse is sponsoring a $1000.00 scholarship through Slater Family Network for a 2016 Bangor High School graduate. The applications are now available on the school district website under the Slater Family Network tab, in the HS Guidance Office or the SFN office behind the DeFranco School. Completed applications are due at SFN on April 28.
Call the SFN office with any questions at 610-599-7019
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.
Bangor Womens Club Scholarship Applications
The Bangor Womens Club will be accepting applications from senior students at Bangor and Faith Christian High Schools for consideration for their 2016 scholarship. The scholarship amount is $1000. Applications can be obtained from the school Guidance office and the deadline to submit the completed application is April 15, 2016
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.
Weona Park Pool Pals Meeting
Weona Park Pool Pals will hold a meeting Mon. May 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 12 N. Westbrook Ave., Pen Argyl. If you are interested in having a community pool in Pen Argyl and want to do it without raising taxes, you share our goal, so please come! www.facebook.com/WeonaPPP
Bangor Library Book Sale
Sponsored by the Friends of the Bangor Public Library, the will sell over 1, 000 gently used books and like-new books for adults and children at the Bee Hive Community Center, 197 Penna. Ave., Bangor
Designer Bag Tricky Tray
St. John Lutheran Church, Pen Argyl, is holding a designer bag, tricky tray, May 7, 2016, 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:00. Tickets $20.00 first come first served. No tickets sold at the door. Call Gail DeWitt 610-588-7545.
Lunch with an Author
Lunch with Karen Katchur, a local author! May 10 at 12 PM at Grace United Methodist Church, 404 E. Mountain Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072. Enjoy soup, sandwich, snack, dessert, and a beverage as Katchur discusses and signs copies of her book, The Secrets of Lake Road. (This book is the June book group selection).
Tickets are just $10 each and on sale from April 8 (at the appraisal and auction event at SBNBC) through May 7 (at the library).
Garden Club Luncheon
The Monroe County Garden Club Annual Spring Luncheon will be held May 11, 2016, 11:30 AM, at Great Bear Golf Club, East Stroudsburg (Marshall's Creek) PA. "Proud as a Peacock and Strutting our Stuff". Proudest Peacock Award, Live Auction, TrickeyTray Raffle, 50/50 Raffle.
Guest speaker is Lori Jacobs, Reiki Master, The Healing Path of Brodheadsvillle. Tickets $30.00. Contact Lisa Gierlich. 732-841-7203.
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.
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.
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.
28th Annual Farm Animal Frolic
Stroudsburg (PA) – Quiet Valley’s 28th annual Farm Animal Frolic is May 21 & 22 and May 28 & 29, Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays noon to 4 pm. To folks in the 21st century springtime means warmer weather, flowers blooming and the return of robins. It’s time to pack away snow shovels and think about getting the lawn furniture out. In the early 1800s it meant fresh greens became available, a real treat after a bland winter diet. The kitchen garden was planted with such things as peas, onions, beets and carrots. Chickens started laying eggs again and it was also when the animals on the homestead had their babies. At Farm Animal Frolic we celebrate the renewal of life that comes with the season of Spring.
Meet the baby farm animals up close and personal. See kid goats and lambs frolicking about. If you’ve ever wonder where the saying “two shakes of a lamb’s tail” came from you can see the reason for yourself. Chicks will be peeping away and some will be hatching in incubators so visitors can watch them crack out of their shells. There will be a new calf for the children to meet and guests of all ages will laugh at the ducklings as they play in 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 to the ice harvest pond and back. In the lower part of the barn make sure to say “Howdy” to Janie, our mule, who doesn’t get to pull the wagon and sometimes feels left out. That’s where you will also find the piglets, always a lively bunch.
In addition to the farm animals there are plenty of other fun activities. Twice a day there is a special children's show where youngsters can enjoy puppet shows or storytelling. There are opportunities to play old fashion games, jump in the hay or try the Fish Pond. Our focus area for 2016 is the “Sheep Shed” where folks can learn some sheep lore, card wool, watch spinning or felting, try weaving and make a craft using wool. There will be a “Sheep to Shawl” demonstration Saturday May21.
On Saturday, May 21, throughout most of the day, you can watch as Margaret Quinn shears the wool off of Quiet Valley’s sheep. Kathy Uhler, from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, will present a show on local wildlife on Saturday, May 28 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 all four days of the event making homemade bread, hot pretzels and cookies.
There is nothing more lovable 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. 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.
Specialty Bingo at Trinity ELC
A Specialty Bingo will be hosted by the women of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fourth and Broadway, Bangor on Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. The doors will open at 1:00 p.m. Prizes will include Vera Bradley Purses, Coach Purses, Premier Design Jewelry, Yankee Candle Basket, etc. There will also be door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 at the door. Food will be available for purchase.
Third Annual Lehigh Valley Hopsfest
Bethlehem, PA – With over 110 beers to sample and reps from over 54 different breweries to meet, the Celtic Cultural Alliance’s 3rd Annual Lehigh Valley HopsFest is a magnet for Lehigh Valley beer aficionados. The third annual event will take place at Main and Lehigh Streets (location of the Celtic Classic competition field) in Downtown Bethlehem on Saturday, June 11.
The CCA, host of the Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival, has set out to create one of the largest beer tastings in the Lehigh Valley. Lehigh Valley HopsFest brings together hundreds of beer lovers and Celtic enthusiasts alike. Tickets will be on sale at www.celticfest.org.
Lehigh Valley HopsFest doors open at 11:45am for *VIP ticket holders ($75pp) and includes early entry tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, exclusive beer and selection of products for VIP’s only and lunch. (*VIP ticket holders will enjoy special products from: Boston Beer Co., HiJinx, LaQuintas, Newport Storm, Roy-Pitz, River Horse, Weyerbacher, Flying Fish, Stoudts, Two Rivers with more to come).
For General Admission ticket holders ($40) doors open at 1:00pm and includes a sampling cup and 100+ beer products from 55 +breweries to sample. A special Designated Driver ticket is $10.00 and includes entrance with ticket holder, soft drinks, water and snacks.
Given its expansive variety of styles, flavors and components, craft beer is among the most approachable beverages to enjoy. Lehigh Valley HopsFest attendees will have the opportunity to converse with brewery owners and the personalities behind the craft brewed beer being served. Additional food and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Attendees will enjoy beers from over 55 breweries, hailing from numerous states and representing regions of the country. Attendee must be 21+ with a valid ID to enter. No outside food or drink allowed. No pets allowed.
Lehigh Valley HopsFest attendance supports educational and cultural programming in sustaining CCA’s mission statement to promote and preserve the Celtic culture.
“This fundraiser will help us to continue to bring new and interesting cultural experiences to the community.” We received so many inquiries, that a 3rd Lehigh Valley HopsFest wasn’t even a question,” said Jayne Ann Recker, Executive Director of the Celtic Cultural Alliance. “We believe Lehigh Valley HopsFest is uniquely tailored to fit the Lehigh Valley scene in a way that genuinely speaks to both the city’s love of Celtic Classic and beer culture. We are very, very excited.”
For complete information and tickets, visit www.celticfest.com.
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
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.
For Meal Reservations please call by 10:00 one day
prior before the meal. Cancellations must be done
as soon as possible. Lunch is served at 11:30 A.M.
Monday Thursday, Friday, 9:15 A.M.
Pool Tables are available every morning and most afternoons
Assembly and Decorating Bird Houses
$5.00. Sign in at front desk
Craft & Chat
Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M.
Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.
Brush Away with Senior Artists
Wednesdays, 8:00-11:00 A.M.
Afternoon with the arts
Thursdays, 12:15-3:30 P.M.
Friday, April 15
Morning Stretch, 9:30 A.M.
Walking Club, 9:45 A.M.
Monday, April 18
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club, 9:30 A.M.
Tuesday, April 19
1:30-30 min exercise
Wednesday, April 20
Morning Stretch, 9:30 A.M.
Walking Club, 9:30 A.M.
AARP Tax Presentation, 10:00 A.M.
Thursday, April 21
Morning Stretch, 9:30 A.M.
Walking Club, 9:45 A.M.
1:30-30 Min exercise
Home Front Magazine/treats, 2:00 P.M.
Friday, April 22
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
MUSIC WITH GARY DEE, 12:30 P.M.
Monday, April 25
Morning Stretch 9:15. A.M.
Walking Club, 9:30 A.M.
Tuesday, April 26,
1:30-30 Min exercise
Wednesday, April 27,
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
Exercise, 10:00-11:00 A.M.
Thursday, April 28
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
1:30-30 Min exercise
Friday, April 29
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.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.
Medicare Bingo, Tuesday, May 3 & 24, 9:30 A.M.
Bus Trip to the Casino, Tuesday, May 3
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)
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