July 20, 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 - July, 2014
MTD: 3.40 Normal: 4.65
DeFranco School Awards
In an effort to recognize talented and high-achieving elementary students, the BAHS Alumni Association added two new annual awards in 2013. The awards are presented at the end of the school year at the Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony.
The All-Around Sixth Grade Awards are chosen by the DeFranco faculty and given to one boy and one girl at DeFranco Elementary School who have averaged 90 or better in all of their core subjects. These students are singled out because they give respect to everyone and are courteous, helpful, friendly, and very involved in activities both in and out of school.
This year's awards were presented to Marino Bubba, son of Gennarino and Laura Bubba, and Kelsey Priestaf, daughter of Christopher and Suzanne Priestaf. Their activities are listed below:
In School Activities:
Band (Percussion Section),Student Lighthouse, The Morning Announcements, Weekly Wrap Up (Production Assistant and Onscreen), School News paper (Founder), Archery Club and Team, Ski Club, Tour Guide, Speaker at 2 Leader in Me Events
Out of School Activities:
Baseball - Cal Ripken League, Soccer - Slate Belt Travel Team, Basketball - UMBT, Boy Scouts - Troop 41, CCD, Hobbies - Reading, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Playing the Harmonica, Running, Swimming, Shooting Bow
In School Activities:
Student Lighthouse, Tour Guide, Library Aide, DANT Weekly Wrap Up, Terracycle
Leader in Me Symposium
Outside of School:
Synergy Volleyball Club, ESU Track and Field Program for Elementary Students, Assistant Teacher for Weekly Children's Program at Mt. Bethel Church, Junior Choir - Mt. Bethel Church
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Bassoon Duet at East Bangor UMCC
The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church welcomes Lisa Schwartz and Laura Goss, who will offer a bassoon duet for special music at the 9:10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, July 20th.
The service begins with a hymn-sing. (Visit every Sunday from 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. for free personal care items.) The church is located at 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor, PA.
For more info., call 610-588-4453 or visit ebumc.org.
Singles Ministry at Wind Gap Park
Join the East Bangor United Methodist Singles' Ministry at Wind Gap Park July 20 at 5:30pm for pizza, followed by a concert by the group “Desire.”
Pizza will be $2.00 a slice. Bring your own beverage and a lawn chair for the concert! Email Cindy at EBUMCSM@yahoo.com, or call 610-614-1477.
The ministry is open to all singles, divorcees, widows and widowers of any age
Safe Haven Pet Adoption Day
Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, at Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.
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.
Christmas In July
It will be Christmas in July on Sunday, July 20 at Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson, 4300 Manor Drive/off Route 33, Stroudsburg. Boomer's Angels Pet Rescue will be there to show off their beautiful dogs available for loving homes! Give a homeless pet a new forever home for Christmas!
For more information about Christmas in July, visit www.poconohd.com or call (570) 992-7500. Boomer's Angels Rescue & Care is a new group in Northeast Pennsylvania that rescues and rehomes dogs, bunnies and critters. To find more information, visit www.BoomersAngels.com and find them on Facebook. Call (570) 350-4977.
This prototype engine made by Joseph Reed Co. and owned by Andrew Mackey of Rockaway, NJ, was on display at the Blue Mountain Antique Gas and Steam engine show held at Jacktown Community Center Saturday. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Decor changes through the decades
Decor through the decades: How kitchen and bath product designs have evolved(BPT) - Remember when brass fixtures and mauve countertops were all the rage in kitchen design? How about the days of shag carpet (yes, in the bathroom) and avocado tile? Fortunately, those particular trends have come and gone. And, whether you embraced them or not, they did have an influence on the space you live in right now. Take a look through the decades to see how decor styles have evolved into the modern kitchens and bathrooms of today.
America was entering the Great Depression, and while the country’s economy was sinking, Art Deco design was giving homemakers hope by becoming more accessible to the middle class. This decor style featured polished lines, geometric shapes, metallic tones ... and let mom know it was OK to have some fun with color – especially in the kitchen.
The slow economy also made it a great year for creative inventions. One innovation, which you have certainly used, was the single-handle faucet. In 1939, a young Al Moen was cleaning up after an evening of work when he went to wash his hands at an old-fashioned, two-handle faucet. A sudden burst of hot water made him jump back in alarm and this moment of surprise turned out to be the inspiration for the single-handle mixing faucet – an invention that would revolutionize plumbing and allow homeowners to get warm water at the sink.
With World War II ending, the 1940s brought a need for housing that was met with the mass production of simple structures, like Cape Cods. These homes were small, so interiors were kept uncluttered to maximize the space. Kitchen design was all about being practical – white cabinets helped homemakers spot dirt, while Linoleum flooring and metal countertops were durable and easy to clean. To add a pop of color in the kitchen, the ladies of this decade opted for bright floral wallpaper.
As the popularity of television sets increased, Hollywood glamour became a big style inspiration. In the late 1940s, decor went from down-to-earth to over-the-top lavish, like the sets of movies featuring starlets Rita Hayworth and Ingrid Bergman, and homes began incorporating more lush furniture and bold colors with shiny silver, gold and copper accents.
The 1950s marked an era that embraced the charm and fulfillment of the American Dream – think "Leave it to Beaver" and "I Love Lucy." This decade spawned ranch-style floor plans, with wood paneling, brick fireplaces and maple furniture.
According to Houzz, the colors of the 1950s epitomized the optimism of the decade and included pinks, mint greens, turquoise and creamy yellows – in both the home and the car. One room that showcased the joy of the era was the bathroom and the pastel pink sinks, toilets and tubs that came along with it.
The 50s also introduced electric refrigerators, which were more efficient and streamlined than their predecessors – not to mention cheaper. Like most items, they were now available in colored finishes, enabling homeowners to customize their kitchen’s decor.
Common elements of the "Mad Men" era included bold geometric patterns, in both upholstery and wall coverings, along with cut-velvet fabrics and modular furniture. Colors from this decade were rich, deep, psychedelic hues, such as acid orange and neon pink.
In the kitchen, women found they had better things to do than stand over a hot stove and microwaves became a permanent fixture in homes across America. Women became hooked on the easy, processed foods promoted by ad execs like Don Draper. Why make a sauce when canned soup would work perfectly? Who needs fresh veggies when they already come frozen and seasoned? The 1960s were all about experimentation and instant gratification.
Fast forward to 2014, where decade-old design elements and materials that were once the height of fashion have reappeared in new and innovative ways. When it comes to decorating today’s homes, wallpaper is coming back to make a statement, adding texture and depth to living spaces. Geometric shapes and bright colors are also reappearing in home accents and furniture, just paired with neutrals for a more contemporary look.
With urban areas gaining in popularity, the smaller kitchens of the past are making a comeback – only this time they’re packed with top-of-the-line equipment including high-speed ovens, induction cooktops, built-in flat screen TVs and charging stations. Additionally, kitchen fixtures are getting smarter. The MotionSense pulldown kitchen faucets from Moen add hands-free technology to the sink; making tasks like washing dishes, filling a glass of water and preparing the evening meal easier. MotionSense utilizes advanced sensors to detect movement in two sensing zones, setting water flow in motion, as if on command. It’s like having a second set of hands in the kitchen – perfect for when yours are too full or too dirty to turn on the faucet.
While it’s fun to go back and look at decor trends and innovations from the past, it’s important to remember how they have shaped our current style. Who knows, maybe our idea of contemporary today, will be a future generation’s idea of traditional.
This antique engine was on display at the Blue Mountain Antique Gas and Steam engine show held at Jacktown Community Center Saturday. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
What do you get the man who has everything? How about the world's longest dinosaur dropping?This jumbo jobbie goes under the hammer on Saturday, 26 July, with a not-to-be-sniffed-at estimate of up to $7,500.
Described by Beverly Hills auctioneers I.M. Chait as an "eye-watering 40 inches in length", the rare coprolite, or fossilized feces, is said to date from the Miocene-Oligocene era, which could make it between five and 34 million years old.
However, no amount of prodding the poop has shed any light on the species that created the marvel.
Spokesman Josh Chait says: "This truly spectacular specimen is possibly the longest example of coprolite - fossilised dinosaur feces - ever to be offered at auction.
"It boasts a wonderfully even, pale brown-yellow coloring and terrifically detailed texture to the heavily botryoidal surface across the whole of its immense length.
"The passer of this remarkable object is unknown, but it is nonetheless a highly evocative specimen of unprecedented size, presented in four sections, each with a heavy black marble custom base, an eye-watering 40 inches in length overall."
Also for sale are a delightful selection of five stool-shaped specimens thought to have come from a Miocene turtle.
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