Horseless Carriage Caravan......
A horseless carriage caravan visited Weona Park Friday. The caravan featured about two dozen vehicles all made during or prior to 1915. PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
To everyone who knew Elwood Steinmetz, we would like to thank you for the kindnesses shared with us at the time of his passing on July 12th and since then. From the Bangor Police Department to his friends and kind strangers at the Bangor Heritage Center where he was to see the hoist engine start, to those who worked with him and those he worked for, your prayers, visits, cards, food donations, kind words and other acts of thoughtfulness have been totally appreciated.
For his friends and acquaintances who don’t know, Elwood, was the care taker of the North Bangor Cemetery for 50+ years, retiring recently. We are extremely grateful for the donations sent in his name to continue the maintenance and care of a project he was proud of and fond of doing. He was also a true Christian and dedicated member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Johnsonville. We are also appreciative to donations made in his name to their scholarship fund.
Knowing there are good people in this world who still have compassion restores our faith in mankind. Elwood left his mark in this small part of our big world and will be dearly miss by everyone whose lives he touched. We were fortunate to have had him in our lives..
Sadly missed but truly grateful,
His wife, Gladys & Family
Carol & George O’Brien
Connie & Tom Itterly
Cathy Steinmetz & Scott McGuire
Donations for St. John's Cemetery
Donations for St. John's Cemetery in Bangor are being accepted for maintenance. You can mail them to St. John's Cemetery c/o Carol Hummel, 136 Messinger Street, Bangor, Pa 18013.
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August 6 to August 10
Roseto Summer Camp
Well summer has hit us in Roseto. We are pleased to announce our 2 week summer camp will take place from July 30 - August 10. The sessions will be Monday - Friday 9:00 - 12:00 at borough park. We will have a registration period on July 21st and July 28th from 9 - 11. This is a free camp for Roseto residents, $25.00 per child for non-residents. (Max $50) camp age is for 1st - 6th grade.
Roseto's National Night Out
Roseto Mayor Joseph C. Angelini would like to invite you to Roseto’s National Night Out on August 7th at the Roseto Borough Park. The Elks Drug awareness trailer and Mascot will be
there. The Columbia Fire Company will be there with games for the kids. Our Police Dept. will be doing ID cards for the children. James Ciliberti will be talking about old Roseto and telling stories of the old days. Dinky’s ice cream will be with us and the Roseto Helping Hands will have food available for purchase. Do mark the calendar and come spend the evening with us.
Slate Belt One Room Schoolhouses
The Slate Belt Heritage Center will hold their monthly historic presentation on Thursday, August 9th @ 7:00 PM. Speaker for the evening will be the Center’s 2018 Preservation Award winner, Walter Emery. Mr. Emery will present his award winning program on “One Room Schoolhouses in the Slate Belt”.
August 9, 10 & 11
The Women’s Altar and Rosary Society of St. Rocco’s Catholic Church in Martins Creek have designed and pieced an “Inspirational Quilt”. With the guidance of Carol Smith and Antonette Rollo, the women were instructed as to the construction and steps necessary to accomplish the project. Blocks of spiritual sayings are combined with pieced sections to complete the work of art. The work sessions also proved to be a source of bonding and good will among the many women who assisted. The quilt will be chanced off at St. Rocco’s Annual Festival on August 9th, 10th, & 11th.
For tickets and additional information please contact Karen Brewer @ 484-894-5661.
St. Rocco's Festival
The annual Parish Festival will be held at St. Rocco's, Martins Creek August 9 to 11. There will be plenty of food, rides and games with a "Kids Zone". Balloons the Clown will be there Friday from 7-9 and there will be live entertainment each night.
Jacobsburg Environmental Center, Friday, August 10, 8:30-10:00 PM. Have you ever seen a Rosy Maple Moth? A Luna Moth? Join moth expert Blaine Rothauser as he sets up lamps to attract beautiful moths found in our area. We will also try to lure some in with sugar bait! Registration is required. Participants should bring a flashlight. Registration is required.
Quiet Valley's Heritage Craft Day
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will feature the 12th annual Heritage Craft Day on Saturday, August 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Demonstrators will show traditional heritage craft skills of the 1800s throughout the day. There will be hands-on opportunities for visitors who wish to try out some of these crafts for themselves. There is a special children’s make and take craft area.
Pen Argyl Summer Sounds
Sunday August 12 6:00 pm Nazareth Municipal Band, Concert, Military marches, Broadway melodies
Pups and a Picnic
The Center for Animal Health & Welfare and Daisy Family Restaurant are hosting "Pups and a Picnic" at Daisy Family Restaurant on August 12 from 11 am to 3 pm. Tickets are $25 and include choice of sandwich, chips and a drink; one dog cookie to decorate and a bandana for your pup! Bring your family and your well behaved pup on a leash. With a small donation you will also enjoy face painting, bounce house, doggy ice cream, bake sale with doggy treats and a basket raffle. All proceeds will go to The Center for Animal Health & Welfare.
Tickets can be purchased at the shelter or make a donation online and send a receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. A ticket will then be mailed to you or you can pick up at the shelter. Thank you for your support!
All You Can Eat Breakfast
An All You Can Eat Breakfast Hosted by Blue Valley Rescue Squad - Station 71 will be held at the Roseto Legion 143 Garibaldi Ave, Roseto on Sunday, August 12 at 8:00 am. Menu:Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Scrapple, Creamed Chip Beef, Toast, Pancakes, Fried Potatoes, Coffee, Juice, Chocolate Milk. The cost is $8 per person and children under 5 eat free.
Seventh Annual Mass at St. Roch's Catholic Church, West Bangor
The celebration of the Seventh Annual Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Roch’s Catholic Church, West Bangor. The Mass will include the Feast of the Assumption and the honoring of the Patron Saint of St. Roch. The Reverend Monsignor Vincent P. York, Pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Pen Argyl, will be the Celebrant. This Annual Mass has been held at the closed church each August since 2015.
The liturgy and music for the August Mass will include reading and hymns. Attendees will also participate in reading the prayer to St. Roch. Former parishioners and all those who wish to fulfill their Holy Day Obligation to attend Mass on the Feast Day of the Assumption of our Lady may do so at the Mass at St. Roch’s in West Bangor.
August 17 & 18
Used Book Sale
The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church is holding a "Used Book Sale" on Friday, August 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Remaining books will be $5.00 per bagful on Monday, August 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.There will be books for children and adults, all at bargain prices. Baked goods will also be for sale on Friday and Saturday. Donations will be accepted from August 6th-August 14th. To donate, call Sandy Barnes at 973-903-1244. The church is located at 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor, PA. For more info., visit www.ebumc.org.
Old Growth Forest Walk at Jacobsburg Friday, August 17, 6:30-8:00 PM. Join us for an evening adventure among the old-growth! We'll learn how to tell a mature forest from a young one and what these forests can provide to the animals that live in them. This program is best for families with children ages 5 and up. Registration required.
Designer Bag Bingo
Roseto Helping Hands Designer Bag BINGO & Tricky Tray Saturday August 18, starts at 1:00pm. Doors open at 11:30. $25.00 entrance fee gets you a 10 game packet. Additional 10 game packets at the door $5.00. Food available for purchase. Tricky tray to follow after Bingo with Over 50 baskets valued at $25.00 or more. Event will be held at the Roseto Borough Hall, 164 Garibaldi Av in Roseto. For tickets call Janet at 484-221-0047
Archery for Scouts
Jacobsburg, Saturday, August 18, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. Join other scouts for an introduction to the sport of archery! Scouts will learn the beginner level skills of target shooting with a compound bow and arrow. The program will be led by a USA Archery certified instructor. All equipment will be provided. This program is for scouts ages 10 and up. Scouts are required to register themselves for the program. Troop registrations will not be accepted.
Volunteer Day for Monarchs
Jacobsburg Environmental Center Saturday, August 18, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Milkweed is the only thing that Monarch butterfly caterpillars eat. Without it, they cannot survive. Join us as we dig up Common milkweed plants from an area due to be developed, and transplant them in the native gardens at Jacobsburg. Please bring work gloves, bottled water and your favorite shovel. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.
Veterans Hike to the PA Longrifle Museum
Jacobsburg Environmental Center Saturday, August 18, 1:00-3:00 PM. Join fellow veterans for a moderate 2.5 mile hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. Free admission to the Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum is included. We will learn about the Henry longrifle and the history of rifle production at Jacobsburg before hiking back to the visitor center. Registration is required. T
Blue Mountain Community Library will hold a fundraiser on August 21st at Emmy Lou’s Ice Cream Café, 492 E.
Main Street, Pen Argyl from 5-9PM.
Jacobsburg - Tuesday, August 21, 5:30-7:00 PM. Get moving after work with a brisk hike at Jacobsburg! These guided monthly hikes are 2 to 2.5 miles over uneven terrain. Dogs are welcome to hike on a leash. Meet at the Visitor Center flagpole at 400 Belfast Road. Registration is not required. Join the email reminder list by contacting us at 610-746-2801 or email@example.com.
Blood Donations will be taken Friday, August 24th 10:00am — 3:00pm at Grand Central Landfill 910 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl. Adrienne Fors 585-472-2075. Online Registration Sponsor Code 1015
Summer Saturdays in the Park
Upper Mount Bethel will hold the third Summer Saturday in the Park on August 25th from 2 to 7 pm in the Upper Mount Bethel Township Park, Potomac Street, Mt. Bethel. There will be artists and vendors, kids activities, Jinxx the Clown, face painting, great food and great shopping and a movie night. This will be fun for the whole family. For more information, call Tiffany Hayward at 570-242-7671.
Roseto Legion First Annual Clam Bake
Roseto Legion is hosting their first annual clam bake at the Roseto Ball Park on August 25th from Noon to 6:00 pm.
Clams served 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm served with corn and potatoes. All Day Sausage Sandwiches, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Clam Chowder and Finger Foods. Beer and Soda included.
$50.00 per person Tickets Available at Legion. Stop in at the bar to purchase your ticket today.
The movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory will be shown at Mt. Bethel Community Park on August 25 following the Saturday in the Park event. T.he movie will begin at dusk and admission is free
Easy, Beautiful Native Gardens for Small Spaces
Jacobsburg Environmental Center, Saturday, August 25, 1:00-5:00 PM. Would you like to attract more butterflies, hummingbirds, pollinators and wildlife to your yard but think you don’t have enough space or aren't sure which plants to use? Join us to learn how to beautify your home landscaping with native plants! This half-day class will focus on native plant landscaping and management for small spaces. Each participant receives two native plants to take home. A $10.00 registration fee is required. Please bring water and a snack.
The Summer Block Party in Bangor which was postponed from July 21 will be held on Broadway in Bangor - August 25 from 4-7pm.
Celtic Poetry Contest Deadline
Celebrating the creativity, heritage, and traditions of the seven Celtic nations, Celtic Cultural Alliance announces its annual Celtic Poetry Contest for writers of all ages. Original works for the poems should reflect the Celtic culture, arts, history or literature. Personal anecdotes of family memories or travelling experiences are also encouraged.
Poems must be original in any style or length with one author. The three brackets are: 3rd through 6th grades, 7th through 12th grades, and adult. The entries must be neatly written or typed. The top poets in each category will be given a certificate and small prize and will be invited to read their poems on the stage at Celtic Heritage Hollow on September 30, 2018.
Writers should submit their entries to Marcie Mulligan at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: Poetry Contest or by mail to Celtic Cultural Alliance, Celtic Poetry Contest, 534 Main St., Bethlehem PA 18018 by the deadline of September 7, 2018.
Paper Shredding Event
A mobile paper shredding event is scheduled for September 15 from 9 am to 12 pm at Weona Park in Pen Argyl. This event is for Northampton County Residents only. No business or commercial shredding will be allowed. Accepted items are financial statements, medical records, investment transactions, employee payvstubs, Social Security or credit card numbers, pre-approved credit card applications, legal documents, tax forms, accounting files, cancelled checks, credit reward or bonus cards. No ring binders, plastic sheet protectors or coverings and no metal strips. DO NOT BRING junk mail, greeting cards, postcards, magazines, fliers, etc. These go in a recycling bin.
AARP Bus Trip
Slate Belt AARP Chapter 4135 is planning a bus trip to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick from September 16-24, 2018. Please call Deanna at 610-588-4623 for more information if you are interested in going on this trip which is also open to the public.
Masonic Car & Truck Show
Presented by the Portland Masonic lodge No.311 F&AM Car, truck, motorcycle show, truck and tractor pulls Saturday and Sunday. Music, food, vendors, and much much more!!! Setup 9/21 5pm Show & shine and truck pulls Saturday 9/22. Tractor pulls Sunday 9/23. Food, vendors, music. Vendors spaces available.
BTPA Motorcycle Run
Bushkill Township Police Association (BTPA) will be hosting their 2nd annual motorcycle run on September 23, 2018 to support Law Enforcement and BTPA. The ride will be full Police escorted and end with a party at Evergreen Lakes. Your donation of $20 per person will include an event t-shirt, after party including food, beverages and live band. All active and retired Law Enforcement are free with proper identification. There will also be a live K-9 demonstration and many other surprises. Save the date and support a great cause with a great ride event.
Specialty Bingo, featuring Longaberger, Vera Bradley, Michael Kor, Coach, Kate Spade and more is sponsored by the Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce Sunday, September 23 at the Bangor Elks lodge, 120 Broadway, Bangor.
Tickets are $20, 20 games of bingo, specials and silent auction. Don't miss your last change to win Longaberger products as they are now closed for business. For more information, 610-588-1000 or www.slatebeltchamber.org
Wendy’s fundraiser for Blue Mountain Community Library on September 26 (5-8PM)! Dine in or take out.
Celtic Cultural Alliance Announces Songwriting Competition
Celtic Cultural Alliance will be hosting a songwriting competition, sponsored by C.F. Martin & Co. and Sellersville Theatre, on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Celtic Heritage Hollow Stage during the 31st Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival. The contest is open to all amateur songwriters.
Original songs must have lyrics and be performed in person on the guitar. Songs will be judged on lyrics, melody and performance by professional musicians Graham Wright of the Glengarry Bhoys, Gerry Timlin and Seamus Kennedy. The contestant with the highest score will be awarded one Martin Guitar DRSG with case and strings along with the opportunity to audition as the opening act for a performance at the Sellersville Theatre.
Contestants must send in a registration with the lyrics, and it must be postmarked by September 1, 2018. The contest is limited to the first 15 applicants with a correct registration. For more information and a registration form, please visit http://www.celticfest.org/celtic_song_writing_contest.
Bangor Artisan Market
Come to the outdoor vintage-inspired Bangor Artisan Market Saturday October 6 from 10-4. brought to you by the Historic Bangor Business Association and Rustic Retail featuring handmade gifts, antiques, re-purposed items, home decor, art and jewelry. Broadway features something for everyone including ice cream, chocolate and coffee shops. Enjoy some food or drinks at one of our downtown pubs, restaurants or brewery. Browse quaint stores and more.
Calling Scout troops and their parents! Grand Central will host a Scout Day on Columbus Day 2018, Monday, October 8 at 9 AM - 12 PM. The Scout Day is open to all age scouts and a parent. The hour long program will be by registration only and will include a tour of the landfill. Scouts that participate will receive a special badge from Waste Management! Seating is limited. Registration is required. Interested scouts, leaders, parents should contact Community Relations Manager Adrienne Fors at email@example.com. Full troops are welcome! Topics will include solid waste, environmental protection, gas collection, wildlife habitats and more! This event could earn scouts other badges within their respective organizations. (check with your Scout Master) There will be 3 tours and activity hours, please specify which tour hour you'd like to be in.
Cub Scout Pushmobile Derby
The 13th Annual Cub Scout Pushmobile Derby will be held Saturday, October 20 at 8 AM - 12:30 PM at Washington Elementary 381 Washington Blvd, Bangor, PA 18013. Hosted by Forks of the Delaware District - Minsi Trails Council Registration and Cart Inspection: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Racing: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Awards: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for each Cub Scout age (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, & Webelos (Webelos 1 & 2 race together) group). Youth Registration includes a patch. Adults may purchase patches for $2.00
Sight and Sound Trip
The Slate Belt Young at Heart Club will be sponsoring a trip to Sight & Sound in Lancaster to see "Jesus" on October 24th. The cost will include bus fare, driver's tip, entrance to the show and late lunch at Shady Maple. For more information, please call Mary Lou Derea-Lohman at 610-863-4846 or 610-844-4630."
Jacobsburg Market Faire & Rendezvous
Jacobsburg Market Faire & Rendezvous – Living History Weekend will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018: 10 am–4 pm & Sunday, October 28, 2018: 10 am–4 pm. Fur Trade Era encampment, 18th c. Market Faire, Early American Arts & Crafts exhibits with demonstrations Open Hearth Cooking – Children’s Games – Food
Slate Belt Senior Center
Slate Belt Senior Center
Blue Valley Farm Show Complex
700 American Bangor Road
Bangor, ph 610-588-1224
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