SLATE BELT WEATHER APRIL 20
TODAY - Sunny, with a high near 68. North wind around 7 mph.
TONIGHT - Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Bangor's Josh Fields connects during the Slaters' dramatic 5-4 win in ten innings as Bangor scored four runs in the bottom of the tenth inning to remain undefeated at 10-0. The Knights fell to 3-7. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor Roadwork Update
Life Coaching Programs
A Clean Slate is partnering with Bloom Creative Studio to provide a FREE 6 session life coaching program for the community. Participants will learn new and creative ways to unlock their potential and reach their goals during this 6 week Life Coaching & Art Journaling Series. This FREE community-based program is led by certified Life Coach and Counselor Terry Wilson and Carol Andersen, Executive Director of BLOOM Bangor.
April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25.
For more information or to sign up please call A Clean Slate at 610- 452-9348 and leave a message or email email@example.com.
Bangor softball player slides into home plate during the Slaters' 13-0 win over the Knights' in a game played at Bangor Middle School Monday. Bangor improved to 8-1 overall and 7-1 in the Colonial League while the Knights dropped to 8-2 and 8-1. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Not In Our House Presentations
The Bangor and Pen Argyl School Districts, in collaboration with Valley Youth House and the Slate Belt Communities That Care coalition, are holding three community events that are free and open to the public.
On April 18, also from 6:30 to 7:30 at the M. Craig Paine Performing Arts Theater, Mr. Andy DeAngelo, drug and alcohol educator at Valley Youth House, will deliver “Alcohol Awareness for Youth and Parents.”
Finally, on April 21st, District Attorney John Morganelli, President Judge Stephen G. Baratta, and Magisterial District Judge John Capobianco will discuss the consequences around social hosting in the “Not in Our House” event from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Blue Valley Farm Show Building (707 American Bangor Rd, Bangor, PA 18013). All are welcome.
Senior Mike Mazzella was among Bangor Tennis seniors honored Tuesday prior to their 5-0 over NDGP and improving the record to 11-2 this spring. Pictured Michael Mazzella and his parents. PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Quiet Valley’s 19th Century Days
Quiet Valley’s 19th Century Days - A Day in the Life is a new hands-on educational program designed to provide students ages 6-18 with the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of a 19th century homestead. Save the date for this two-day event: Thursday, April 21th & Friday, April 22st 2016. Each day features two workshop slots; one from 12:30-2:00 and one from 2:15-3:45. You may sign up for up to four different sessions. There are over 25 different workshop offerings from small and large animal husbandry to simple machine to carding, spinning and weaving which are all designed to meet the new Pennsylvania STEAM-based educational curriculum guidelines.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on February 1, 2016. Registrations will be taken by phone, in person or on-line until sessions are full. The price for all workshops is $5.00 per student for each session, which also covers all material fees. Registration is complete only when payment is received. Payment by PayPal, credit card or debit card is recommended.
Tours of the historic farm are available from 10-12:30 each day at $8 for adults and $5 for children 3-12.
Workshop descriptions will be listed on our website January 25th, 2016. Registration opens February 1st, 2016. To enhance the experience, participants are encouraged to come in period dress, but it is not mandatory. Lunches will be available to order or you may bring your own. There are a limited number of spots available each day, so make your reservation early.
FMI visit www.quietvalley.org or call 570-992-6161..
Bangor Lions' baseball player takes a swing at the ball during a Majors Division game of the Lehigh Valley Cal Ripken Spring Kick-Off Tournament played at Bangor Park Saturday. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) (New photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Young at Heart Club Speaker
The Slate Belt Young at Heart Club will be meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 1:00pm in the St. Elizabeth Church Hall in Pen Argyl. As a reminder, this is open to anyone,55 years and older. They will have a special guest on this date. Mary Bach, who is a nationally recognized consumer advocate. She is on the AARP task force about fraud against older consumers. She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline and many other other television shows. She has been interviewed by many newspapers and magazines and last year, did a segment at the Northampton Community College. You do not have to be a member to attend this meeting. Please feel free to drop in and take advantage of her knowledge.
Also, a reminder, the club is sponsoring a trip to Philadelphia on June 21. They will be visiting 8 locations, some of which are the National Constitution Museum, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross's house ,etc. FMI: , please call Mary Lou DeRea-Lohman at 610-863-4846 or 610-844-4630.
Portland held its Pet Parade and Costume Contest Saturday afternoon. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) (New photo below) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Wind Gap Mariner's player throws the ball infield during a Majors Division game of the Lehigh Valley Cal Ripken Spring Kick-Off Tournament played at Bangor Park Saturday. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor High School Broadway Night
The Bangor High School Broadway Night with Solo and Small Ensembles of Broadway Show Songs will be held Thursday, April 21, 7:30 pm at the M. Craig Paine Performing Arts Theater
Portland held its Pet Parade and Costume Contest Saturday afternoon. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Bingo - Bushkill Fire Co. Doors 5pm. Bingo 7pm.
Blue Mountain Library - Open 10-12 & 6-8pm
Bangor Public Library - Open 1-8
Slate Belt Senior Center - Open 8-4. Blue Valley Farm Show
Gym Nite - 6-8pm, Faith Christian School, Roseto. 610-588-6929
Slate Belt Band - Practice. Roseto American Legion, 143 Garibaldi Ave., Roseto 7:30-9.
Story Time - Preschool children. Blue Mt. Community Library, Pen Argyl, 10:30am
Bangor Yard Waste - Dump in container at Bangor Park, 8-2
UMBT Planning Commission - Township Building, 7:30pm
Slate Belt YMCA - Open 5:00am - 9:00pm
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Conducts First Wedding
AKAROA, New Zealand, (UPI) -- The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster conducted it's first ever legal wedding ceremony, as a New Zealand couple were wed in a pirate-themed ceremony. Toby Ricketts and Marianna Young live-streamed their ceremony, which took place on a pirate ship in Akaroa.
Ricketts told Stuff that he learned of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster while researching a film and decided to marry Young in the first ever Pastafarian wedding ceremony, after another couple dropped out.
"I sent Marianna a 'meeting' invite via Google calendar titled 'Pirate Wedding?' - and she accepted," he said.
The couple were wed by the first legal Pastafarian marriage celebrant, or "Ministeroni," Karen Martyn, who was approved by New Zealand's government in February.
Martyn told the BBC that she has received several inquiries about Pastafarian weddings since being named the celebrant.
"I've had people from Russia, from Germany, from Denmark, from all over contacting me and wanting me to marry them in the church because of our non-discriminatory philosophy," she said.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a social movement that promotes a light-hearted view of religion and opposes the teachings of intelligent design. It is formally recognized religion in New Zealand, Poland and The Netherlands.
Ways You Can Save the Earth
(BPT) - Every year in April, Earth Day encourages people around the world to think about how they can better support the environment. While this is a great reminder to live sustainably, the lessons surrounding Earth Day shouldn't be limited to just one day. In fact, world leaders and A-list celebrities alike are raising awareness about climate change all year round. While you're probably familiar with common ways to help the environment, you could be doing so much more. Not only should you become more aware of how your daily habits affect climate change, but you can take action at the click of a button to be part of the solution and community of supporters.
Here are some simple things you can do to celebrate the earth year-round and make a lasting impact:
1. Find alternative transportation
Instead of hopping into your car every time you need to get somewhere, think about other ways you could get around. If possible, try riding your bike to work once a week or taking public transportation. See if anyone in your office lives near you. Could you start a carpool? There are so many options available to avoid using fossil fuels that emit carbon.
2. Support a project that verifiably reduces carbon right from your phone or tablet
"Everybody should have the chance to be a part of the solution," says Marisa de Belloy, COO of Cool Effect, an online community that allows individuals to create a tangible impact on climate change. While you'd probably love to get out and plant a tree or install solar panels on your roof, those might not fit into your busy lifestyle. "Even if you are already doing everything you can, you are still emitting harmful CO2 into the atmosphere. Cool Effect provides consistent funding to the highest-quality carbon reducing projects around the world. With projects like Methane Capture in Colorado and biogas in India, you'll know exactly where your contributions go and who they benefit."
3. Maintain an energy efficient home
From energy-efficient appliances to small changes in lighting, there are plenty of options for reducing the amount of energy you use in your home. For example, you can reduce drafts and energy use while improving comfort simply by updating your weather stripping and caulking. You can also help the planet by switching to compact fluorescent lightbulbs. If you've already done your part to make your own home more energy efficient, you can support efforts like this cookstove project in Uganda that is reducing carbon emissions by 58 percent per household by installing smarter appliances that burn less charcoal and wood. Efficiency at home is helpful, but the ripple effect across the globe is even better.
4. Buy local and reduce waste
Shipping burns fuel which releases carbon pollution. You can do your part to minimize this by buying locally as much as possible. Purchase foods that are both in season and grown close to where you live. Head to your local farmers market and you might be surprised at the delicious fresh foods you can find. Additionally, do your best not to waste food. When food gets tossed, it sits in landfills, producing methane while transporting waste creates more carbon pollution.
Don't limit your climate change fight to just one day. You can take action with any or all of these projects and be a part of a greater solution. To learn more, visit cooleffect.org.
Volunteer, Make a Difference
(BPT) - When you come home from work, he’s always there to greet you. When you need extra motivation to workout, he’s happy to join for a walk. When you’ve had a bad day, he can sense it and is quick to give you a loving nuzzle. Pets provide endless joy to their families, but for millions of shelter animals, each day is a test of patience in hopes of finding a forever home.
Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide every year, according to the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) statistics. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. These numbers underscore the massive need for volunteers to provide the necessary care to ensure as many pets as possible can be placed in safe, loving homes.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any shelter, and it’s a true community effort to keep animals healthy and safe. The Dumb Friends League — Denver’s largest animal shelter dedicated to giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves — depended on 1,418 volunteers who donated 211,307 hours of service last fiscal year to help needy animals in Colorado. That’s the equivalent of 101 full-time employees worth $4.7 million in donated time.
This is just one example of the impact volunteers make in the estimated 13,600 shelters nationwide.
In addition to volunteers, support from a variety of businesses and corporations helps keep shelters running strong. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, for example, is one of the largest donors of food to shelters across the country. In fact,Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love(R) program has provided more than $280 million worth of food to more than 1,000 shelters since its inception in 2002.
Both volunteers and Hill’s share the common goal of transforming the lives of homeless pets. To recognize the vital contribution of shelter volunteers, Hill’s has launched an initiative this year to bring volunteers long overdue recognition. Hill’s has created a contest, Hill’s Shelter Heroes, to recognize the amazing volunteers who continue to go above and beyond in their commitment to shelter pets.
One of the recent winners, Annie Hughes with Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, who has dedicated more than 7,279 hours to her shelter, wanted to express her appreciation to Hill's for creating a program that “allowed her to share her passion for helping sheltered animals.” Hughes' submission, along with the rest of the 10 finalists, can be seen at Hill’s Shelter Hero Contest page.
It’s apparent that caring for shelter animals is a group effort, yet one person can make a big difference to help save lives. If you want to change the world for animals in need, here are some tips for becoming a volunteer.
1. Reach out to local shelters.
Call your local animal shelter or rescue group to see if they are accepting volunteers.
2. Think about your interests and skills.
Caring for animals one-on-one is a popular shelter activity, but there are so many more opportunities for volunteers. Whether you’re able to foster in your home, offer professional skills in administration departments or serve as an adoption counselor to new pet parents, volunteer options are truly endless.
3. Spread the love.
Once you find your volunteer home, spread the love to help pets find homes and encourage friends to volunteer. By sharing posts on social media like the #HillsShelterHeroes contest, hosting fundraising events and simply bragging about that adorable new pooch to your friends, you’re helping to open everyone’s eyes to the growing need for volunteers at shelters and the importance of pet adoption.
TRAFFIC ALERTS WEEK OF APRIL 18
DELABOLE ROAD (WASHINGTON TWP)
Between Between O.W. Road and Timberline Drive will experience delays and single lane restriction with stop signs 24 hours each day until further notice.
RICHMOND ROAD (LOWER MT. BETHEL)
Between Ott Drive and Miller Road will experience delays and single lane restriction 24 hours each day until further notice.
Between South Main St and Route 191 west lane closed into 2016. Follow detour. East lane (Rt 191 to S. Main) is open.
GRAND CENTRAL ROAD
Between Delabole Road and Mack Road will be closed to through traffic until further notice.
ROUTE 512 (PEN ARGYL)
Between William Street and South Main Street will experience delays and lane restriction April 21 to ?????
ROUTE 191 (PLAINFIELD TWP)
Between Pen Argyl Road AND Franklin Hill Road will experience delays and lane restriction April 19 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Between Belfast AND PA 191 will experience delays and lane restriction April 20 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Between Hecktown Road AND US 22 will experience delays and lane restriction April 21 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Between PA 248 AND PA 191 will experience delays and lane restriction April 18 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
This Week at Bloom
Open Studio Hours: Wednesday 11AM-5PM, Friday 11AM-5PM, Saturday 11AM-4PM (Open Studio is $8 plus materials) (610) 588-4775 or firstname.lastname@example.org 32 Broadway, Bangor PA
Please register in advance for events by purchasing online, purchasing in person, or calling. They also love hosting parties, private events, and private lessons- reach out to schedule.
Monday the 18th, they are having a Volunteer Information Session at the Studio, if you'd like to get involved, we'd love for you to be there! For more information on this session, see the Monday the 18th event below. site.
BAHS School Marching Band Uniform Fund Drive
The Bangor Area High School Marching Band uniforms, which are modeled after Her Majesty’s Royal Welsh Guard, pay tribute to the heritage of Bangor, PA. After years of normal wear and tear, the uniforms must be replaced. The new uniforms will continue to use the same style.
The Slater Band Boosters have initiated a fund drive to support this effort. The Boosters will appreciate any donations, small or large, to this cause.
The names of contributors will be acknowledged in concert programs during the 2016-2017 school year. Names of contributors at higher levels will be memorialized on a plaque to be displayed in the theater wing of the high school.
More information is available at www.bahsbands.weebly.com. Send your tax deductible contributions to:
Slater Band Boosters, Uniform Drive c/o Charlie Cole , 608 Shawnee Street, Roseto, PA 18013
Prescription Drug Take-Back Box
The Slate Belt Regional Police Department has a prescription drug “Take-Back “box at their 6292 Sullivan Trail, Nazareth, Pa office (Plainfield Township Municipal Building). Contact information for the SBRPD is: 911 (Emergency), 610-759-8517 (Non-Emergency), 610-759-8523 (Fax) and 1-888-823-4978 FREE (Non-Emergency Toll Free)
Slate Belt Heritage Center Events Schedule
Thursday, May 12, 7 PM - "The Crystal Laundry" - presented by Harvey Drury
Thursday, June 16, 7 PM - (moved to 3rd Thursday because of high school graduation) - "Slate Belt Heritage Center Preservation Awards Ceremony". Three recipients will be awarded for Architectural, Special Focus, and Initiative achievements.
Thursday, July 14, 7 PM - "History of the Mt. Bethel Inn" (now TK'S). -Presented by Kara Muschock.
Thursday, August 11, 7PM - "Preservation and Restoration of Gravestones" - Presented by John O'Brien who is a member of the Association of Gravestone Studies, an international group dedicated to preserving old cemeteries.
Thursday, September 8, 7 PM - "History and Preservation of Greenwalk Trout Hatchery" - Presented by Jackie and Ty Bartosh. The impact of the fishing industry and its benefits on the environment will be explained.
Thursday, October 13, 7 PM - "Annual Heritage Haunted Tour".
Thursday, November 10, 7 PM - Veterans Program
Sunday, December 11, 2 PM - Carol Alfred on German "Belznichel Santa's"
Totts Gap Arts Events Schedule
Annual Arts Fair May 1; Jazz-Art-Dance Expo May 1; Free Classes Week May 2; Jazz-Art-Dance Expo June 5; Summer Camps I June 13 - 17; New Adult Classes June 20; Jazz-Art-Dance Expo July 10; Summer Camps II July 11 - 15; Intensives Week July 18 - 22; Scagliola Workshop August 5 - 8; Jazz-Art-Dance Expo & Exhibit August 7; Totts Gap Dance @ COTA September 9; Classes Begin September 12; Mural Dedication Day September 17; Annual Scholarship Dinner November 12; Community Open House December 11
Donate Prom Clothing to BAHS
Donate gently used gowns and male formal wear to Bangor Boutique located in Bangor High School, now collecting gently used formal wear, shoes & jewelry.
Bangor High School Class of 1966 Reunion
The Bangor High School Class of 1966 will hold their 50th Reunion on Saturday October 8, 2016 @ the Delaware Water Gap Country Club (Wolf Hollow). Cocktails and Class Picture will be at 6:00 PM with Buffet Dinner to follow @ 7:00 PM. The night before, on October 7, the class will attend the Bangor High School football game and sit as a group. They will then have a get together at Liberty Fire Hall after the game.
In honor of this being the 50th Reunion, the class will be the guests at this years Bangor High School Graduation and will sit as a group. Time and definite date still to be determined.
The class is seeking a current address for the following classmates: Sondra Buskirk Baier, Jacqueline Williams Bartosh, Patricia Pysher Bennett, Robert Mack, Charlene Pasqualino, Linda Repsher Silvius, Linda Meixsell Yeakel, Richard Danner, Glenda Dunk, James, Folk, James LaBarre, Diana Galatioto, Donna Davidson Edwards, David Tieff, Mikael Turner, & Thomas Kittle.
Please contact Karen Brewer @ 610-588-8615 or 484-894-5661 with information.
BHS Class of 1986 Scholarship
A memorial scholarship was established in 1997 by the Bangor Area High School Class of 1986 to honor the memory of deceased classmates. It is named in Gary Moffett's honor because he not only served as Class Treasurer, but he also touched the lives of all who had the privilege to know him. They have since dedicated this memorial scholarship to recognize other classmates who have passed in recent years: David Pritchard, Cherry Oyer Klinger, Frank Lisovich, Melissa Fox Niceforo, and Kelly Cory.
A scholarship award of $500.00 will continue to be presented annually to a member of the graduating senior class at Bangor High School who best exemplifies the qualities which Gary embodied -- leadership, friendship, service, character, and scholastic achievement. The recipient is chosen by Gary's wonderful and loving family, and is announced during Commencement.
Anyone interested in applying for the scholarship should see the guidance counselor at Bangor High School.
Families First Scholarships
Families First, Pen Argyl’s family center, will award a $500 Scholarship to a qualifying student from the Pen Argyl School District. The scholarship promotes volunteerism in the community and recognizes the efforts of a teen volunteer.
Criteria for application are:
Families First provides services, programs, resources and environment in which families members are assisted toward a better quality of life. In addition to connecting families with other community services, Families First provides mentoring, advocacy, parenting information, employment assistance, housing resources and health insurance assistance. For additional information, contact Frank W. Jones, Jr., 610-863-3688 or e-mail email@example.com
Kindergarten registration packets are available for parents and/or guardians at any Bangor Area School District elementary school (Five Points, Washington, or DeFranco). Parents and/or guardians may pick up a packet at any elementary school or at the administration building. Packets are also available for download from the BASD web page www.bangorslaters.org. In order to receive a scheduled screening appointment, the completed registration packet and mandatory documents need be returned to Mrs. O’Brien at Washington or Mrs. Kelton at Five Points as soon as possible, but no later than March 23rd. In order to determine your child’s school assignment, parents will be asked to inform the school district where their child will be picked up for school and where he/she will be dropped off.
A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if he/she has attained the age of five (5) years by the first scheduled day of the school term for students (August 29, 2016) and successfully completes the district’s kindergarten screening process (School Board Policy # 201).
Kindergarten screenings for the 2016-2017 school year will occur on April 6th and 7th at Washington Elementary and Five Points Elementary Schools. All screenings will be by appointment only. An adult must accompany the child(ren) for the screening appointment.
In order to make the transition to kindergarten as organized as possible, timely registration is vital. Please pick up your registration packets and one for a friend, too, who has a student age appropriate for kindergarten.
Portland Girl Scout Troop Looking for New Members
The Portland Girl Scout Troop is looking for any interested girls in grades 4th thru 8th that would like to join their troop. The troop members are Juniors and Cadets. If you have a daughter that is younger than 4th grade you may contact the troop leader for more information. Meetings are held at the Portland Borough Hall located at 206 Division Street. Please contact the troop leader Pam at 484-764-2046 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Heritage Center Seeks Volunteers
The Slate Belt Heritage Center is looking for volunteers to assist with the "Second Phase" of its "Homefront Project". Phase !! has begun and biographies of each of the letter writers are being researched. Volunteers will meet on Mondays from 9 AM - 12 Noon. For additional information contact the center via email at SBHC@frontier.com or contact Karen Brewer @ 610-588-8615.
SFN Scholarships Available
Slater Family Network is sponsoring a $2000.00 scholarship for a 2016 Bangor High School graduate. The applications are now available on the school district website under the Slater Family Network tab, in the HS Guidance Office or the SFN office behind the DeFranco School. Completed applications are due at SFN on April 28.
The family of Denny Strouse is sponsoring a $1000.00 scholarship through Slater Family Network for a 2016 Bangor High School graduate. The applications are now available on the school district website under the Slater Family Network tab, in the HS Guidance Office or the SFN office behind the DeFranco School. Completed applications are due at SFN on April 28.
Call the SFN office with any questions at 610-599-7019
Stay At Home Moms Group
If you are a stay at home mom in the Slate Belt Area and are looking for events to socialize and build friendships for yourself and your child/children you may be interested in joining this group of moms. The meetings will be held at various local spots and during school hours. For more information go to, www.meetup.com and search for Slate Belt Stay At Home Moms.
Weona Park Yoga
Yoga at the Community Center- Mondays and Thursdays, 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. $10 per session.
Clean Slate Yoga
A Clean Slate is offering a 6 week Yoga Class, Tuesdays from 5-6 pm. First Come First Serve. For details call 610-452-9348.
Salvation Army Camp
The Salvation Army in Pen Argyl has several slots available for overnight Summer Camp in the Poconos. Please call for more information. (610) 863-6677
Musical Instrument Collection Drive
The BAHS Alumni Association is running a drive to collect used musical instruments to be donated to Bangor’s elementary band program. The instruments will be used as loaners for students who cannot afford to buy or rent them. We will take them regardless of their condition. If you have a musical instrument that is gathering dust, and you want to make a difference in a child’s life, call 610-588-5198. We will pick them up or tell you where you can drop them off. Let’s keep the music coming!
Your donations may be tax deductible.
Visit slateralums.com for more information.
Weona Park Pool Pals Meeting
Weona Park Pool Pals will hold a meeting Mon. May 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 12 N. Westbrook Ave., Pen Argyl. If you are interested in having a community pool in Pen Argyl and want to do it without raising taxes, you share our goal, so please come! www.facebook.com/WeonaPPP
Bangor Library Book Sale
Sponsored by the Friends of the Bangor Public Library, the will sell over 1, 000 gently used books and like-new books for adults and children at the Bee Hive Community Center, 197 Penna. Ave., Bangor
Designer Bag Tricky Tray
St. John Lutheran Church, Pen Argyl, is holding a designer bag, tricky tray, May 7, 2016, 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:00. Tickets $20.00 first come first served. No tickets sold at the door. Call Gail DeWitt 610-588-7545.
Lunch with an Author
Lunch with Karen Katchur, a local author! May 10 at 12 PM at Grace United Methodist Church, 404 E. Mountain Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072. Enjoy soup, sandwich, snack, dessert, and a beverage as Katchur discusses and signs copies of her book, The Secrets of Lake Road. (This book is the June book group selection).
Tickets are just $10 each and on sale from April 8 (at the appraisal and auction event at SBNBC) through May 7 (at the library).
Garden Club Luncheon
The Monroe County Garden Club Annual Spring Luncheon will be held May 11, 2016, 11:30 AM, at Great Bear Golf Club, East Stroudsburg (Marshall's Creek) PA. "Proud as a Peacock and Strutting our Stuff". Proudest Peacock Award, Live Auction, TrickeyTray Raffle, 50/50 Raffle.
Guest speaker is Lori Jacobs, Reiki Master, The Healing Path of Brodheadsvillle. Tickets $30.00. Contact Lisa Gierlich. 732-841-7203.
Bangor PTO Glow Neon 5K Run/Walk
The Bangor Elementary PTO will be having their 2nd Annual Glow Slaters Glow Neon 5K/ Fun Run/Walk on May 14th. Participants will go through 5 color stations and be splattered with color dust.
Bangor Borough Farmers Market
The Bangor Borough Farmers Market will begin Sunday, May 15th, from 11-3pm in the LARGE parking lot at the intersection of Main and Market streets in Bangor.
They are looking for VENDORS to sell LOCALLY grown produce, meats ,cheeses and/or handmade goods and products.
For fee schedule and vendor agreement contact HomesWithBrooke@gmail.com or 484-212-1922.
Relay For Life
The Relay for Life will be held from 4pm May 20 to 4pm Saturday May 21 at Bangor Memorial Park. FMI: www.relayforlife.org/paslatebelt.
28th Annual Farm Animal Frolic
Stroudsburg (PA) – Quiet Valley’s 28th annual Farm Animal Frolic is May 21 & 22 and May 28 & 29, Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays noon to 4 pm. To folks in the 21st century springtime means warmer weather, flowers blooming and the return of robins. It’s time to pack away snow shovels and think about getting the lawn furniture out. In the early 1800s it meant fresh greens became available, a real treat after a bland winter diet. The kitchen garden was planted with such things as peas, onions, beets and carrots. Chickens started laying eggs again and it was also when the animals on the homestead had their babies. At Farm Animal Frolic we celebrate the renewal of life that comes with the season of Spring.
Meet the baby farm animals up close and personal. See kid goats and lambs frolicking about. If you’ve ever wonder where the saying “two shakes of a lamb’s tail” came from you can see the reason for yourself. Chicks will be peeping away and some will be hatching in incubators so visitors can watch them crack out of their shells. There will be a new calf for the children to meet and guests of all ages will laugh at the ducklings as they play in the water.
All the mommies of the babies will be on hand as well, keeping a close watch on their young, so folks will get to meet them, too, and learn something about their role on the farm. Our Clydesdale draft horses, Gunther and Wilhelm, will take you on a wagon ride to the ice harvest pond and back. In the lower part of the barn make sure to say “Howdy” to Janie, our mule, who doesn’t get to pull the wagon and sometimes feels left out. That’s where you will also find the piglets, always a lively bunch.
In addition to the farm animals there are plenty of other fun activities. Twice a day there is a special children's show where youngsters can enjoy puppet shows or storytelling. There are opportunities to play old fashion games, jump in the hay or try the Fish Pond. Our focus area for 2016 is the “Sheep Shed” where folks can learn some sheep lore, card wool, watch spinning or felting, try weaving and make a craft using wool. There will be a “Sheep to Shawl” demonstration Saturday May21.
On Saturday, May 21, throughout most of the day, you can watch as Margaret Quinn shears the wool off of Quiet Valley’s sheep. Kathy Uhler, from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, will present a show on local wildlife on Saturday, May 28 at 11:30 and 1:30. The school marm will offer presentations in the One Room Schoolhouse on both Sundays. The outdoor brick bake oven will be in operation during all four days of the event making homemade bread, hot pretzels and cookies.
There is nothing more lovable than baby animals, and adults, as well as children will get a kick out of a visit to Farm Animal Frolic. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about farms, farm animals and to spend a day in the beautiful outdoors.
Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $5.00 for ages 3 thru 12. Children under 3 years of age are free. Pony Rides and Horse-drawn Wagon Rides are an additional charge and are weather permitting. Refreshments are available. No Smoking or Pets. Frolic is held Rain or Shine. The schedule and prices are subject to change.
All funds raised go to support the mission of the non-profit farm museum.
Specialty Bingo at Trinity ELC
A Specialty Bingo will be hosted by the women of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fourth and Broadway, Bangor on Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. The doors will open at 1:00 p.m. Prizes will include Vera Bradley Purses, Coach Purses, Premier Design Jewelry, Yankee Candle Basket, etc. There will also be door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 at the door. Food will be available for purchase.
Third Annual Lehigh Valley Hopsfest
Bethlehem, PA – With over 110 beers to sample and reps from over 54 different breweries to meet, the Celtic Cultural Alliance’s 3rd Annual Lehigh Valley HopsFest is a magnet for Lehigh Valley beer aficionados. The third annual event will take place at Main and Lehigh Streets (location of the Celtic Classic competition field) in Downtown Bethlehem on Saturday, June 11.
The CCA, host of the Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival, has set out to create one of the largest beer tastings in the Lehigh Valley. Lehigh Valley HopsFest brings together hundreds of beer lovers and Celtic enthusiasts alike. Tickets will be on sale at www.celticfest.org.
Lehigh Valley HopsFest doors open at 11:45am for *VIP ticket holders ($75pp) and includes early entry tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, exclusive beer and selection of products for VIP’s only and lunch. (*VIP ticket holders will enjoy special products from: Boston Beer Co., HiJinx, LaQuintas, Newport Storm, Roy-Pitz, River Horse, Weyerbacher, Flying Fish, Stoudts, Two Rivers with more to come).
For General Admission ticket holders ($40) doors open at 1:00pm and includes a sampling cup and 100+ beer products from 55 +breweries to sample. A special Designated Driver ticket is $10.00 and includes entrance with ticket holder, soft drinks, water and snacks.
Given its expansive variety of styles, flavors and components, craft beer is among the most approachable beverages to enjoy. Lehigh Valley HopsFest attendees will have the opportunity to converse with brewery owners and the personalities behind the craft brewed beer being served. Additional food and snacks will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Attendees will enjoy beers from over 55 breweries, hailing from numerous states and representing regions of the country. Attendee must be 21+ with a valid ID to enter. No outside food or drink allowed. No pets allowed.
Lehigh Valley HopsFest attendance supports educational and cultural programming in sustaining CCA’s mission statement to promote and preserve the Celtic culture.
“This fundraiser will help us to continue to bring new and interesting cultural experiences to the community.” We received so many inquiries, that a 3rd Lehigh Valley HopsFest wasn’t even a question,” said Jayne Ann Recker, Executive Director of the Celtic Cultural Alliance. “We believe Lehigh Valley HopsFest is uniquely tailored to fit the Lehigh Valley scene in a way that genuinely speaks to both the city’s love of Celtic Classic and beer culture. We are very, very excited.”
For complete information and tickets, visit www.celticfest.com.
Pennsylvania Trappers Rendezvous
The District 10 Trappers of Pennsylvania will host the 79th Annual Pennsylvania Trappers Association Rendezvous at the West End Fairgrounds June 23-25 in Gilbert, PA, 570 Fairgrounds Rd. Gilbert, PA 18331 from 8am-6pm daily. Admission $5/day or $10/all 3 days. Camping accommodations available on site. Go to www.patrappers.com for more information or Contact Bob Counterman: 610-759-9203 & Scot Mucha: 610-863-9759
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Slate Belt Senior Center
Slate Belt Senior Center
Blue Valley Farm Show Complex
700 American Bangor Road
Bangor, ph 610-588-1224
Hours: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
For Meal Reservations please call by 10:00 one day
prior before the meal. Cancellations must be done
as soon as possible. Lunch is served at 11:30 A.M.
Monday Thursday, Friday, 9:15 A.M.
Pool Tables are available every morning and most afternoons
Assembly and Decorating Bird Houses
$5.00. Sign in at front desk
Craft & Chat
Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M.
Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.
Brush Away with Senior Artists
Wednesdays, 8:00-11:00 A.M.
Afternoon with the arts
Thursdays, 12:15-3:30 P.M.
Wednesday, April 20
Morning Stretch, 9:30 A.M.
Walking Club, 9:30 A.M.
AARP Tax Presentation, 10:00 A.M.
Thursday, April 21
Morning Stretch, 9:30 A.M.
Walking Club, 9:45 A.M.
1:30-30 Min exercise
Home Front Magazine/treats, 2:00 P.M.
Friday, April 22
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
MUSIC WITH GARY DEE, 12:30 P.M.
Monday, April 25
Morning Stretch 9:15. A.M.
Walking Club, 9:30 A.M.
Tuesday, April 26,
1:30-30 Min exercise
Wednesday, April 27,
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
Exercise, 10:00-11:00 A.M.
Thursday, April 28
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
1:30-30 Min exercise
Friday, April 29
Morning Stretch, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club 9:30 A.M.
and Special Events:
Morning Stretch: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:15 A.M.
Walking Club: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:30 A.M.
Zumba Gold: Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M. & Fridays, May 6, 13, 27
Craft & Chat: Tuesdays, 9:00 A.M.
Mini exercise: Tuesdays 1:30 P.M. and Thursdays, May 5, 19, 26 1:30 P.M.
Brush Away with Senior Artists, Wednesdays, 8:00-11:00 A.M.
Exercise, Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 A.M.
Medicare Bingo, Tuesday, May 3 & 24, 9:30 A.M.
Bus Trip to the Casino, Tuesday, May 3
AARP Meeting, Monday, May 9, 12:30 P.M.
Day of Pampering (registration required) Thursday, May 12, 1:00-3:00 P.M.
Music by J. .T. Carter, Friday, May 20, 12:30 P.M.
Baseball, Friday, May 27, 10:00 A.M.
1st Annual Coloring Contest, Friday, May 27
(if interested see Joan for picture)
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