CURRENT WEATHER - At 9:00pm in Pen Argyl the temperature is 32. Wind chill 32. The wind is SW at 1mph. . The humidity is 61% and the barometer reads 30.02 and falling. Skies will remain cloudy with some breaks over the next several hours.
Slaters Advance to CL Semis
Bangor's Mike Martino secures a rebound at the final buzzer after a missed shot by Notre Dame as Bangor held on to defeat the Crusaders 47-46 before a large crowd tonight at Bill Pensyl Gym at Bangor High School. The Slaters advanced to the Colonial League semi finals where they will play Southern Lehigh 6:00pm Wednesday February 11 at Catasauqua. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Samantha Champa (42) shoots from the elbow during the Knights' 46-34 win in a game played at Bangor Thursday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Mike Martino (10) drains a three, during the Slaters' 54-45 win in a game Thursday night at Bangor that concluded the regular season for both teams. Bangor will begin the Colonial league playoffs Saturday night when they entertain Notre Dame GP at 7:00pm. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Lauren Zanete (5) shoots from long range during the Knights' 46-34 win in a game played at Bangor Thursday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Trey Sampson pulls down a rebound during the Slaters' 54-45 win in a game Thursday night at Bangor that concluded the regular season for both teams. Bangor will begin the Colonial league playoffs Saturday night when they entertain Notre Dame GP at 7:00pm. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Abby Strouse (4) defends Bangor's Nicole Robinson during the Knights' 46-34 win in a game played at Bangor Thursday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Drive safely with your newborn by following these tips
(BPT) - Babies change everything. Their arrival means that new parents need to become educated - quickly - on cribs, strollers and most importantly, child-safety seats and all their rules. And as federal recommendations on car seats continue to evolve, parents have one more thing to stay on top of.
The family car safety experts at Cars.com, in partnership with Toluna QuickSurveys, recently conducted a poll that asked parents what they worried about most when bringing a newborn home from the hospital. Results revealed that 93 percent of new parents listed the fear of other drivers on the road as a top concern when driving with a newborn.
“Every new parent wants to cover the car in protective bubble wrap when driving with their baby. I know my husband and I did,” says Cars.com editor and expert mom Jennifer Newman. “That isn’t realistic, but there are a few things you can take control of that will help ease your anxiety when driving with your newborn."
Instead of bubble wrap, Newman suggests:
* Car seat check: Make sure a certified child passenger safety technician inspects your car seat installation before the baby arrives.
* Practice safe driving: It’s going to be tough, especially if your newborn starts wailing, but remember to keep your eyes on the road. If you can’t stop yourself from turning around to check on the baby, pull over and then make sure everything is OK with your wee one.
* Keep the baby in the car seat: If one parent rides in the backseat with the baby, remember that it is never OK to remove the child from a car seat while someone is driving. The safest place for a baby - even one that’s screaming - is in a rear-facing car seat when the car is moving.
* Keep your car properly maintained: Take your car in for regular, scheduled maintenance to ensure everything is in working order and all fluids are topped. Keeping a safe car can create a safer ride for your little one.
These steps allow parents to focus on the road and should lessen some of their concerns about their child’s safety in the car. In addition, Newman also suggests parents skip using items such as a baby mirror in the car. Mirrors and other items like toys that hang from a car seat’s handle can become dangerous projectiles in a crash and harm your child or you.
For more information, visit Cars.com to learn more tips on child driving safety.
A US man who worked as an unassuming janitor has left behind an estate valued at more than $7.5 million.
Ronald Read, from Brattleboro in Vermont, gave no hint of the size of his fortune before his death in June 2014, aged 92.
The former gas station employee and janitor held his coat together with safety pins and had a long-time habit of foraging for firewood.
However, he regularly read the Wall Street Journal and had a knack for picking stocks - a talent that became public after his death when he bequeathed $6m to his local library and hospital.
His investments "grew substantially" over the years to around $8 million (£5.2m), said his attorney Laurie Rowell.
"He was unbelievably frugal," Ms Rowell said.
When Mr Read visited her office, "sometimes he parked so far away so he wouldn't have to pay the meter".
He left $4.8m to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and $1.2m to the town's Brooks Memorial Library - the largest bequests each institution has ever received.
Mr Read also made a number of smaller bequests and his total fortune amounted to roughly $8m, local reports said.
Besides cash, he had an antique Edison phonograph with dozens of recording drums that he left to the Dummerston Historical Society.
Mr Read was born in the small town of Dummerston in 1921.
He was the first in his family to graduate from high school, walking and hitchhiking about four miles each way from his home to school in Brattleboro.
After military service during World War II, he returned to Brattleboro and worked at a service station for 25 years and then 17 years as a janitor at the local outlet of department store chain JC Penney.
In 1960, he married a woman he met at the service station. She died in 1970.
Pen Argyl Academic Wall of Fame Nominations
It is time for the Pen Argyl High School Alumni Association to select the 2015 Inductees to the Academic Wall of Fame.
This honor is bestowed on a select number of graduates or past district educators each year who have distinguished themselves through community service, academic accomplishments, as well as, advancements in their chosen profession. The creation of this distinction was to set an example of what is possible for all present and future Pen Argyl students!
This honor is different from the PAHS Athletic Hall of Fame where chosen Alumni are honored for their athletic contributions while at Pen Argyl High School.
Anyone can nominate a PAHS graduate for the Academic Wall of Fame honor. Our Academic Wall of Fame Inductees have made a meaningful contribution to the world around them, and the Pen Argyl Alumni Association is proud to bestow this honor. To nominate a graduate, please contact Jim or Heather Hunter at 610-863-9443 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2015.
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