October 4, 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 - October, 2014
MTD: 0.90 Normal: 4.54
Bangor's Ciarrah Holmqvist tries to avoid a defender, during the Slaters' 4-0 win Notre Dame Green Pond at Bangor Park Thursday. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
A Palisades player goes bya fallen Slater, during Bangor's senior-night game with the Pirates at Bangor Memorial Park Tuesday. (More photos tomorrow) ( More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Families First 5K
2013 Run at Wind Gap Park
Families First, the family center serving residents in the Pen Argyl School District, has schedule its 12th Annual Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, October 4, 2014, rain or shine. Registration for the race/walk will begin at the Wind Gap Borough Park at 7:45 a.m. with the race starting at 9:00 a.m.
This fundraising event is for the entire family including a bake sale, Community Agencies information and raffles. All proceeds will be used to support all Free programs and activities of Families First. “PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE.”
Pre-registration is being held until October 3rd at a fee of $15 per person or $30 for a family of three or more to encourage family participation. Entry includes for the first 100 registrant’s a quality T-shirt, bagels, water, entertainment, door prizes, and the opportunity to support a worthwhile cause. Awards will be given for the fastest overall male and female and top three finishers in each age category. The one-mile fun walk is non-competitive.
To register call Race Chairperson, Phil Giaquinto at 610-746-4436 or via email to
The event sponsors are Thrivent Financial and the Luke William Hahn Foundation are the Premiere Sponsors. Our Corporate Sponsors are: Bangor Podiatry, LLC; Lehigh Valley Health Network; Pen Argyl Area School District; Wind Gap Chevrolet-Buick; The Logo Sponsors are: Hoch Accounting; Community Counseling Services: The Core Center A Pilates Studio, LLC; DKA Unlimited Pen Argyl: State Farm Insurance – Lucy Flinn; Name sponsors are: Anthony’s Pizzeria; AA Tent Services; Avon- Paula Dahlenburg; Blue Valley Lawn Management: Detzi’s Tavern, Inc.; ESSA Bank & Trust; Follett Corporation; God’s Love Nursery School; Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home; Huth Insurance; Instant Replay Sporting Goods; Lafayette Ambassador Bank; Majorie Reagan LCSW T/A; Merchants Bank; Miss Rose’s Preschool- In Memory of Lisa Hoppe; Pen Argyl Pizza; Pinebrook Family Services; Ready Set Run; Reimer Brothers, Inc.; RPM Metals, LLC; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church; St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church; Scott Ewing’s Orange Timing Team; Sabatino Insurance Agency, LLC; The Chandler Estate and State Rep. Marcia M. Hahn.
Pen Argyl's Porter Riley (31( and a teammate pursue the ball, during the Knights' game with Notre Dame played at Plainfield Tuesday. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
De-Clutter for a Cause
Slate Belt-Nazareth Baptist Church is sponsoring a Yard Sale October 4 from 8am to 4pm to benefit our Deployed Troops and their families in need back home for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas Season
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
Bangor's Erin Happel (20) defends, during the Slaters' 4-0 win over Notre Dame Green Pond at Bangor Park Thursday. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Porter Riley (31) advances the ball, during the Knights' game with Notre Dame played at Plainfield Tuesday. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Lori Jones displayed her line of Tupperware at the MDA fundraiser held in Wind Gap Sunday. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Amalia Abrahamsen (2) heads the ball over a defender, during the Slaters' 4-0 win over Notre Dame Green Pond at Bangor Park Thursday. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Andrew Maggipinto (18) kicks the ball away from a defender, during Pen Argyl's game with Notre Dame played at Plainfield Tuesday. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Jeff Ryno (25) heads the ball, during the Slaters' senior-night game with Palisades at Bangor Memorial Park Tuesday. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Safety essentials so you can enjoy the great outdoors
(BPT) - The great outdoors begs to be explored this summer. From week-long camping trips to spending an afternoon at the park with the kids, there’s so much to see and do during the warm weather months that it may be hard to choose where to start.
If you’re packing up for a long hiking trip through the mountains or taking the boat out for some afternoon fishing, be sure to include some essentials to ensure everyone is safe and has fun.
* First-aid kit – Keep one of these in your vehicle or with your camping supplies. You can purchase pre-assembled kits from stores, or you can make your own. Include essentials like bandages, antiseptic towelettes, antibiotic cream, insect relief creams, gauze and an instant cold pack. Pack your first-aid kit to reflect how many people will be in your party and the duration of your time spent outdoors so you have enough.
* Sun and bug sprays – Everyone will be exposed to sun and bugs while outside, so be sure to pack bug spray and sunblock with an SPF 15 or higher. If your outdoor adventures take you deep into the woods, consider getting insect repellent with DEET. If you’re spending time in the backyard or on a picnic, non-DEET products work well for families and kids. Sunblock creams and insect repellents will work to keep your skin protected – just be sure to apply more as needed.
* Pocket knife – You never know when a small knife, screwdriver or saw might come in handy when enjoying the outdoors. That’s why it’s always a smart idea to carry a pocketknife. The iconic Swiss Army Knife from Victorinox is a great option because it contains a wide variety of useful tools, including a corkscrew, tweezers, screwdriver, can opener, wood saw and blades. The company’s Delemont Collection includes several new tools, including a heavy-duty nail clipper and a retractable needle nose pliers. Take a reliable pocket knife with you while camping, hiking, boating or on a picnic so you can open that can of baked beans or cut kindling for the campfire. To find the perfect knife, check out SwissArmy.com.
* Water purification – In most areas of the country, safe drinking water is available from water fountains or by purchasing bottled water in a store. However, if you’re in an area where you are unable to transport enough water, having water purification tablets available is a good idea. Just gather some water from a stream or lake in a container, immerse the purification tablets and let it sit for the recommended time. Make certain you pack plenty of tablets to purify enough water for the entire group over the duration of your trip.
With these tips, you’ll be able to ensure that everyone on your outing will be happy and comfortable while enjoying the great outdoors.
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un is so fat from eating cheese that he has broken his ankles.The tubby tyrant is recovering from surgery after weight gain caused him to fracture his joints.
Metro reports that daily binges on Emmental are believed to be responsible for the his rapid weight gain.
An unnamed source told South Korea's largest newspaper Chosun Ilbo: "I heard that Kim Jong-un injured his right ankle in June after pushing ahead with on-site visits and ended up fracturing both ankles because he left the injury unattended."
The source added that the 31-year-old dictator had undergone an operation at the Bonghwa Clinic, an exclusive hospital for high-ranking party members
Bangor's Sean Wolderich (29) uses a block by Josh Williams (5) to score Bangor's first touchdown, during the Slaters' 20-14 win over Notre Dame Green Pond at Paul Farnan Field. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Marissa Kresch (9) and Bangor's Demetra Kotretsos look back for the ball, during the Knights' 3-1 win yesterday at Bangor High Schoool. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Dallas LaBar (26) and Mike Hlatkey (12) make a tackle, during the Slaters' 20-14 win over Notre Dame Green Pond at Paul Farnan Field. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Marissa Kresch (9) watches and Bangor's Cheyenne Ott hits the ball away, during the Knights' 3-1 win yesterday at Bangor High Schoool. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Arndt's Octoberfest and Volkswagon Car Show
Arndt’s Lutheran Church will host an OKTOBERFEST and VOLKSWAGON CAR SHOW on Saturday, October 4, 2014, in their outdoor field located at 1851 Arndt Road (Bushkill Drive and Arndt Rd), from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm; the public is invited.
Volkswagon car owners of any year, vintage or new, are invited to register their vehicles to “show” at the event, and a panel of judges will choose “winners” in various categories. The OCTOBERFEST includes German/Pennsylvania Dutch style food in their outdoor pavilion as well as German music, apple deserts and fun for the kids.
A highlight of the day will be DACHSHUND races, and owners of dachshunds are encouraged to register their pets for a pet parade and the races; all dogs must be leashed and under control when attending the event. The OKTOBERFEST and VW CAR SHOW is a benefit fundraiser for a community senior program that meets at Arndt’s year round, Open Arms Senior Connection.
VW car owners are encouraged to pre-register their vehicle to reserve their spot on the field and their number for the ballot. The registration fee is $10.00 to participate in the car show. All proceeds benefit the senior program.
Open Arms is a community senior program open to older adults, of any age, from any community, who desire social contact, mental stimulation, fun, physical activity and an opportunity to connect with others. It is not a medical day care program, and is not appropriate for adults who require continuous supervision. The location is fully accessible, and a Director and Assistant Director are present at all times, as well as multiple volunteers.
Beverages and snacks will be provided all day, and visitors are asked to bring their own brown bag lunch if staying over the lunch hour. The program meets from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, year round. No reservations are required; participants register on the first day they attend.
For more information about VW registration or the dachshund races please contact Nancy Walters at email@example.com, or call the church at 610-253-3732 and leave a message for Nancy. For more information about Open Arms, call the church and leave a message for Karen.
A rain date is planned for Sunday, October 5.
FREE Baked Chicken Primavera w/Rice Dinner
The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church welcomes you to a FREE Baked Chicken Primavera w/Rice Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The church is located at 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor, PA. (Visit every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for free personal care items.)
Questions? call 610-588-4453 or visit http://ebumc.org/.
4-H Club Plans
Northampton Cty. 4-H Center will hold Open House Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 from 10 AM to 3 PM at 777 Bushkill Center Rd., Nazareth, PA There will be displays, make-it-take-it, food, petting zoo, horse show. The public is welcome FMI: 610-837-7294 The 4-H will also hold an Open Schooling Horse Show Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 starting at 10 AM Location: Northampton Cty. 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Rd., Nazareth, PA Misc. Info: Youth & Adult classes; w/t, w/t/c classes. FMI: 610-837-7294
A Chicken BBQ will be starting at noon at 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Rd., Nazareth, PA Misc. Info.: served as adult or children's platters, or 1/2 chicken. Comes with roll, butter, pickled cabbage/applesauce. To Order Day-of ONLY: 610-759-9859
Safe Haven Pet Adoption
Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold dog adoption days from 11 a.m. To 3 p.m, on Sunday, October 5, at Tractor Supply, Route 940, Mt. Pocono, and Sunday, October 19 at Tractor Supply, Route 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.
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.
Workshop For Troops
Humble Hearts for Hope will hold a workshop for troops October 6 from 6-8pm at the Slate Belt Baptist Church.
Anyone interested in attending please join by signing up on Facebook so they can prepare for attendance. They will be assembling a crafty bag filled with candy goodies to send to our deployed troops.
They are making these nice with candy already donated to us in bulk, the candy will be placed in baggies individually for our soldiers! Hoping you can join us in making this a success. These will be later processed in our November workshop along with other items so our troops receive them in time for Thanksgiving!
Interested VENDORS and VOLUNTEERS should contact Sharon Solt prior to this meeting for their 2015 upcoming 3rd annual Basket Bingo & Vendor Shopping Event.
East Bangor Pastie Sale
The East Bangor Methodist Church will be holding it's monthly pastie sale on Tuesday October 7. Pickup will be at the Church 136 W. Central Ave. at 3:30 p.m.
Choices are beef with or without onion and broccoli cheese with or without onion.
To order, call 610-588-1745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, Oct. 5th.Price now is $5.50 if interested call 610-588-1745
NCC to Hold Campus Tours
Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold tours of its Main Campus on several upcoming dates. Prospective students and their families are invited to tour the campus, learn about the College’s 100+ academic programs and student life and get answers to their questions from admissions staff.
The tours are scheduled for:
October 7, November 4, and December 2 at 11:30 a.m. and on October 23, November 18, and December 18 at 3:30 p.m. The tours last approximately two hours.
The NCC Main Campus is located at 3835 Green Pond Road, in Bethlehem Township. Tours will begin at the Student Enrollment Center.
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
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