October 8, 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: 1.19 Normal: 4.54
Faces of Homeless
This was one of many entries participating in the 4-H open house Horse show held Sunday at the 4-H center. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
This was one of many entries participating in the 4-H open house Horse show held Sunday at the 4-H center. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
Art evolves with new technology
(BPT) - Can you imagine a museum without paintings? Technology has impacted society in countless ways but many overlook its impact on the arts. The very phrase “the arts” might evoke images of oils, watercolors or sculpture but technology is inspiring a whole new generation of artists who are using new mediums to create their masterpieces.
This growing movement is commonly known as “new media” art. New media artworks, “are those created by incorporating technology into the creative process,” according to artist Mark Tribe. “They are projects that make use of emerging media technologies and are concerned with the cultural, political and aesthetic possibilities of these tools.”
There are unlimited forms of new media art. A traditional painting can still be new media as long as some combination of new technologies does the painting. The most popular type of new media, however, is the creation of still and moving images using picture editing software – essentially digital drawing or manipulated photos.
There are new media exhibits and venues popping up around the world including dedicated galleries such as Zhulong Gallery in Dallas and Furtherfield Gallery in London. One question looms – what’s the best way to display these new artworks?
Advanced software and new techniques have allowed today’s digital artists to achieve new visual heights but these works are only as powerful as the display. Until recently, there have not been many advances in display technology, which has somewhat limited the visual experience digital artists can create, but then new technology arrived.
In late 2012, LG Electronics introduced the first Ultra HD TV in the United States. These “4K” TVs offer increased resolution – more than 8 million pixels – which means the finer details of artists’ work come to life with incredible clarity and brilliant detail. Soon after, it introduced OLED (short for organic light emitting diode) TVs, which provide increased color accuracy and an infinite contrast ratio for brighter, more vibrant images on a super-thin curved screen.
This summer, LG launched “The Art of the Pixel,” challenging students at nine of the nation’s top art schools to create still and motion digital artwork for display on the next-generation video screens. Through this program, LG is providing more than $250,000 in student and university awards as well as Ultra HD and OLED TVs for use and display in the schools’ studios and galleries. Students have been submitting their art since June 1, and throughout the month of July, consumers can view and vote for their favorites by visitingwww.lgusa.com/LGSupportsTheArts.
“I’m inspired by all kinds of art, and particularly by the advancements in ‘new media’ art made possible by the latest technology,” says award-winning actor and modern art enthusiast Neil Patrick Harris.
What’s to become of the 21st century museum? There will always be a place for oils and watercolors, but perhaps everyone will be viewing them on a whole new canvas.
An Indian man who complained of a tickling sensation in his ear was stunned when doctors pulled out a giant insect.A video of the procedure, at the South Zone Ear Nose and Throat Centre in Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu, is going viral on YouTube.
The stomach churning clip shows what appears to be a large cricket being pulled from the man's ear cavity.
The bug had burrowed its way head first inside the ear canal and was pulled out backwards with a pair of tweezers.
But it had clearly become attached to its unusual home, fighting desperately to hang on to its host's earlobe before losing the battle.
Bangor's Dallas LaBar attempts to make a tackle, during the Slaters' 20-14 win over Notre Dame Green Pond at Paul Farnan Field. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Cynthia Antonoli lines up a shot on goal, during Pen Argyl's 3-1 win Friday over Bangor at Bangor High School. (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
This sign says it all at Bangor High School. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Battery Recycling Program
Pen Argyl is pleased to announce that they are participating in a battery recycling program. Madison Young, a freshman at Pen Argyl, decided to implement a battery recycling program in her community as her Girl Scout Silver Award Project.
Madison has provided them with a battery recycling container. They will be accepting dry cell batteries: AA, AAA, C, D & 9 volt batteries. For safety purposes, please put a piece of masking tape over the end of each battery.
Batteries are not garbage! In addition to the household batteries being recycled through Madison’s project, your are encouraged to participate in Northampton County’s Semi-Annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events.
Programs like this help make our community a better, safer place, and we encourage everyone to participate in this program for our community.
See Ghosts of the Slate Belt
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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