Bangor's Charlie Sell gets his 101st career win with a pin in 1:26 at 152 during the Slaters' 51-23 win over NDGP. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
Pen Argyl's Jake Gillette (12) shoots over defender during the Slaters' 48-44 win over Pen Argyl in a hard-fought game by both teams played at Pen Argyl Tuesday night. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Adam Strouse is about to pass during Bangor's 48-44 win over Pen Argyl in a hard-fought game by both teams played at Pen Argyl Tuesday night (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Coryy
Bangor's Justis Zigubu wrestles at 145 during the Slaters' 51-23 win over NDGP (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
Pen Argyl's Christian Scott tries to drive by Bangor's Seth Benton (30) during Bangor's 48-44 win over Pen Argyl in a hard-fought game by both teams played at Pen Argyl Tuesday night (More photos tomorrow) PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Coryy
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Repurposing garage doors into stunning walls with a view
(BPT) - Have you ever admired a coffee table cleverly fabricated using a discarded door sitting on a frame? Or been surprised by the sight of an old refrigerator reborn as a bookshelf or TV cabinet? Even bathroom fixtures have been known to draw notice (and a snicker or two) when repurposed as garden containers.
A growing number of homeowners are taking utilitarian home elements and transforming them with creative flair into stunning home designs. Even the venerable garage door is experiencing new life as interior room dividers, exterior walls and other purposes yet to be discovered.
“Many homeowners are opening their homes to the great outdoors by using garage doors instead of sliding glass doors,” says Vickie Lents, director of marketing for Entrematic, a leading company in the garage door industry known for smart innovation and design.“It’s a particularly popular trend in coastal and mountain areas where the outdoor views are naturally incredible, allowing homeowners to enjoy the view from indoors as well as outdoors.”
In addition to providing great views of the outdoors, using garage doors as exterior walls also provides the added benefit of offering a cross-breeze through the home in temperate climates. For many months of the year, a garage door that opens to the exterior can save on cooling costs. After all, when you think about it, a garage door that opens to the exterior serves as an enormous window.
Garage doors with clear glass held in place by an aluminum grid system are the common standard in residential applications. Homeowners gravitate to glass garage doors when used as exterior and interior walls because of their clean, modern look.
For interior use of garage doors, many architects and homeowners prefer using garage doors without electronic motors, which can be unsightly when suspended from the door’s track system. Now, they can choose a track-less, spring-less and rail-less garage door system with an integrated opener for a state-of-the-art solution for the home: the Silvelox Trento Collection distributed by Entrematic.
Unlike traditional garage doors that operate via a series of springs, rails and tracks along the ceiling that can be cumbersome on the interior of a home, the Trento Collection of garage doors showcase revolutionary technology and Italian design, featuring a patented overlap design that allows the door to open by folding neatly in half without any ceiling hardware. This innovative design eliminates all the clutter behind a typical garage door and allows for a clean interior space, perfect when the door is connected to interior home living spaces.
Whether they feature a modern or traditional operating system, garage doors can serve as more than windows to divide indoor living space from the outside. Interior designers and homeowners have gravitated toward the trend of using garage doors to divide room space as well. Particularly when used as interior room dividers, garage doors with frosted or tinted glass offer privacy when closed but can be opened to create expansive indoor space.
“Garage doors make such a statement when incorporated into home designs. There’s instant intrigue and excitement when guests see them,” Lents says. “The doors are practical in function and offer the ‘wow factor’ that homeowners want.”
A Harvard scientist deliberately reared maggots inside his body - and filmed the moment they crawled out of his skin.
Entomologist and photographer came up with the project after he was bitten by mosquitoes on a trip to Belize last summer.
When he got back, he had three bites that wouldn't heal. Further investigation revealed they contained the larvae of the botfly.
Bot flies don't have their own jaws and have to rely on mosquitoes to get their eggs into a living host.
Once the eggs are inside a living body, they develop into maggots which grow barbs to grip the flesh around it to make it difficult to extract.
Mr Naskrecki removed one of the maggots using a suction device usually used for extracting snake venom, but decided to leave the other two inside his body to "mature".
"I figured that being a male it was my only chance to produce another living, breathing being out of my flesh and blood," he explains.
After two months, the maggots were ready to wriggle their way out of his flesh in a process that took around 40 minutes.
"I don't want you to think that it's 'creepy' or 'weird'," added Mr Naskrecki.
"It is simply a documentation of an interesting organism, who happens to develop in the skin of large mammals."
Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct)
The west bound lane of the Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct) between First Street (Rte 191) and Murray Street in Bangor has been closed.
After a recent inspection it was determined that the westbound lane of the bridge needs to be closed and detoured due to in-creased deterioration to the bridge.
Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
This restriction will be in effect until construction of the new bridge, estimated to begin in late 2015.
Motorists will have two detour options:
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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