September 26, 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 - Sept, 2014
MTD: 1.27 Normal: 4.33
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Bangor's Mikayla Mulea (11) passes to Maura Linday (10) during the Slaters' 4-2 win over Salisbury played at Bangor High School Wednesday. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Natalie Fraunfelter was among eight Bangor field hockey seniors honored at the conclusion of their game with Salisbury played at Bangor High School Wednesday. (More photos tomorrow) More photos below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
AROUND THE HOUSE......
How to Automate Your Home
(StatePoint) The “connected home” is one of the biggest areas of technical innovation today, with smart appliances, learning thermostats, app-driven lights, and intelligent door locks taking center stage in home improvement stores and magazines. In fact, by 2017, an estimated 36 million homes throughout North America and Europe will be smart. For some consumers, the concept of a “smart home” can be overwhelming. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Home automation gives you remote and automatic control of a wide array of devices in your home -- it’s ideal for convenience and control, and some devices can help with money savings. Home automation can also alert you to events that you might want to know about while you’re gone, like leaks, kids arriving home or security breaches. For your furry family member, your smart home can distribute pre-determined amounts of food on a schedule so you don’t have to worry about your pet missing dinner while you’re stuck in traffic.
Is it Right for Your Home?
Not everyone is in a place to install a full home automation system -- literally and financially, as apartment living, renting, low cash flow, expensive installation fees and advanced technical set-up can all be limitations. However, with stand-alone home automation devices and apps, you can make your home smart without integrating a whole-home automation network. For example, smart locks, lighting, irons, coffee makers, security cameras and refrigerators can all be controlled by smartphones without the need for a fully integrated system.
First Things First
In a recent analyst report from NextMarket, the smart lock market will grow to $3.6 billion worldwide by 2019. With security and access control leading smart home product adoption, a logical place to start is at your front door. Consider trying Kwikset Kevo, powered by UniKey, which was the first smart lock on the market. It makes it possible to open the door by simply touching the deadbolt -- without removing you smartphone from your purse or pocket. Via the Kevo app, users can grant and revoke access to the house electronically, view a lock history and get notified when someone locks or unlocks the door without connecting to the home network or a power source. Available at many major retailers, it installs easily, within a few minutes, with just a Phillips head screwdriver, making it an excellent example of how one product can usher your home into the era of automation. From there it’s easy to move on to take smarter control of your home appliances and lighting, and you can make as many or as few changes as your budget and imagination allow. Smart home solutions are granting homeowners access to information and features that were previously unavailable. Bottom line: you don’t have to be rich or have a fully-connected home to enjoy the benefits. If you’re considering getting on board the trend, do your research and find the best technology and products for you.
Police in China arrested a noodle shop owner who allegedly added opium poppy buds to his food to make it addictive.The man was held for questioning and police say he admitted buying 2kg of poppy buds for the equivalent of $100..
He allegedly added it dishes in secret in the hope that custumers would keep coming back for more, reports the South China Morning Post.
The restaurant's activities came to light after customer, Liu Juyou, 26, tested positive during a routine urine test under an anti-drink-driving program.
Liu was detained for 15 days, unable to convince police of his suspicions that the drug had come from food at his local noodle shop in northern Shaanxi province.
He asked his family to help him test the theory, eating noodles at the restaurant and going home to take urine tests.
When the relatives also tested positive for drugs, they alerted the police, who launched an investigation.
An anti-narcotics police agent said that chemicals from poppy, even poppy seedpods, could build up in the body and produce a positive drug test.
If the food is ingested over a long period of time, it would have an addictive effect, he added.
Unfortunately for Liu, his appeal was dismissed by police who say their priority was to punish drug users, regardless of intent.
Art Night at Red Thread
The Red Thread Cafe will hold Art Night Saturday September 27 from 7-10pm. Paint. Draw. Sketch. You are the Artist. Please RSVP in comments. suggested Donation for art supplies 5-7$. Local artist Shannon Almanzar will be here to guide our time together. See you there!
National Drug Take-Back Day
The next “National Drug Take-Back Day” has been scheduled by the U.S. Department of Justice to occur on September 27, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
See a list of three sites at the bottom where residents may dispose of old medications. Currently, there are none listed in the Slate Belt or Stroudsburg area. Several of our Police Departments are coordinating these events; we thank them for their participation in this important event!
Additional information on the Take Back Initiative may be found at:
The three closest locations to the Slate Belt are:
Good Shepard Lutheran Yard Sale
A church wide yard sale will be held on Saturday, September 27th from 9:00 – 3:00 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2904 Church Rd, Rt 611 just north of Martins Creek. Spaces are available for $10.
If you need a table, one can be provided for $15 a space. Clean out those closets or garages and make some extra cash or save the date to come look for that special something.
Lunch will be available for purchase. Call or email JoAnn at 610-253-9243 or email@example.com for more info
Community Presbyterian Family Night Out
Community Presbyterian Church of Mt. Bethel and Portland will host its monthly Family Night Out on Saturday, September 27th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. (please note change in day/time) in the Fellowship Hall of the Church, located at 1755 South Delaware Avenue in Mt. Bethel.
The menu and activity details will be announced at a later date, prior to the dinner.
This event is free to the community, and all are welcome!
For more information, please contact the church office at (570) 897-6766.
Boomers at Fun Dog Show
Boomer's Angels will participate at the Melon's Gift 10th Annual Fun Dog show 11:30-3:30 Saturday, September 27 held at the Upper Field on the campus of the Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School located at 2000 Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg.
All dogs are winners at the fun dog show! Some of the categories include:
Dog with the wiggliest butt ~ Dog with the most expressive eyes ~ Dog most in need of a bib ~ Dog/owner look alike ~ Fancy Dress ~ Dog with the most expressive ears ~ Best smile ~ Best kisser ~ And many more fun categories !
Live music will be performed by Matt Abell and Skip Detrick and our DJ will once again be Brad Roccanova.
Food, raffle items, fantastic vendors and more await the participants, and of course the "show" itself allows for every dog to go home a winner!
Our proceeds support the Howard Canfield Cancer Fund for Men at the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center.
Registration is now open and the cost is $35. Per dog, if you register by September 22, 2014; after which the fee is $40. Per dog. Discounts apply for returning participants and multiple dogs, so feel free to contact us for more information.
For more information, visit http://www.melonsgift.org/Fun%20Dog%20Show.html or Contact 570-422-1484 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Papillon Pet Adoption
Come visit Camp Papillon Rescue & Adoption at the Fun Dog Show, on Saturday, September 27 from 11:30 to 3:30, at the Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School, 2000 Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg.
Melon's Gift presents the 10th Annual Fun Dog Show. All dogs are winners! Live music, raffles, great vendors and food! All profits support the Howard Canfield Cancer Center for Men. For more information call 570-420-1484.
Come and meet the dogs, cats and critters that Camp Papillon has for adoption! Why not fill out an online application and get pre-approved in advance? Email email@example.com. Or, if you are not ready to adopt, why not foster? We provide vet care, food, crates and whatever you need.
All you supply is the love! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.camppapillon.org or phone (570)420-0450.
Safe Haven Pet Adoption
Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold adoption days from 11 a.m. To 3 p.m. Saturday, September 27 at WalMart, Route 940, Mt. Pocono.
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.
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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