SLATE BELT WEATHER APRIL 22
TODAY - Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 76. West wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
TONIGHT - Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and midnight, then a chance of showers after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 52. Light and variable wind becoming north around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
The Pen Argyl Girls defeated Palmerton Thursday 91-58 in a meet held at Alumni Stadium at Pen Argyl High School. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) (New photo below) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Bangor's Josh Fields and Pen Argyl's Logan Ruppert watch the ball during the Bangor vs Pen Argyl game played earlier this week. PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Record Crowds for Recovery Day
Saturday March 19th marked the ninth successive year for Recovery Revolution to celebrate recovery in the Slate Belt. More than 225 members of the community stopped in at A Clean Slate Recovery Center in Bangor, PA to recognize the St. Patrick’s Day weekend in clean and sober fashion.
Food, Fun and Fellowship marked the day and were wrapped around speakers on recovery topics running the gamut from a primer look at Addiction 101 to personal stories of experience, strength and hope to the impact of alcoholism and addiction on the family. The speakers created laughter, humility, gratitude, and even moved many participants to tears with their honest sharing.
Recovery Revolution, established in 2005 is a charitable non-profit organization that is fully licensed to provide outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization services. They are also licensed for the treatment of problem gamblers and provide assistance to families of people that have addiction problems. Their mission is to provide healthy, responsible and individualized treatment for addiction though programs responsive to family and community needs. For more information, please visit them at www.recoveryrevolution.org
A Clean Slate, opened in 2014 by Recovery Revolution in partnership with the Northampton County Drug & Alcohol Division, is a Slate Belt drop-in center which provides safe haven and a sober environment for individuals and their families in recovery. Resources, referrals and a public computer lab are available during drop-in hours and the Center also makes space available for autonomous 12-step groups and continues to develop and offer programs to the community including Yoga classes, free tax preparation in cooperation with AARP and Life Skills and Art Journaling classes in cooperation with Bangor’s Bloom Creative Studio. For more information, ‘Like’ A Clean Slate on Facebook or visit their website at www.cleanslatebangor.org
The Pen Argyl Boys defeated Palmerton Thursday 87-62 in a meet held at Alumni Stadium at Pen Argyl High School. PHOTO GALLERY (New photo tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Jennifer Trinkley Photography
Slater Baseball Association Opening Day
The Slater Baseball Association will be holding their opening ceremonies 2:00pm Saturday, April 23, at Bangor Park.
The league is comprised of 240 children. In addition to introducing the 21 teams, they will be acknowledging Karasek Law Minor Team that won the 2015 championship in their division. The Bangor Varsity Baseball team will also be in attendance with Carson Freeman throwing the first pitch to start the season.
Full Pink Moon Celebration
Columcille will begin gathering for the 'Full Shad Moon' or "Full Pink Moon" in the circle of stones at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 23rd with the Celebration beginning at 7:30pm. The Gathering is open to all who feel called to participate in welcoming and honoring Grandmother Moon and her healing energies. If weather is a problem they will gather in the Chapel.
Welcome to all who wish to bring their drums, flutes and other musical instruments. Please bring any poem, song, chant or story you would like to share as well as your crystals, gems, etc. for cleansing by the Full Moon energies.
Of course, this will be followed by a sharing of 'Tea and Treats' - bring your favorite treat!.
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
Bangor's bunts the ball 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
Worship and Waffles at Hope UCC
Worship & Waffles (homemade) will be featured Sunday, April 24 from 9 am - 10:30 am (free will offering) with a worship Service at 10:30 am Hope United Church of Christ, 2nd Street, Wind Gap
East Bangor Pastie Sale
The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church at 136 W. Central Ave., East Bangor, PA will hold a pastie sale. The selections include beef w/wo onions and broccoli-cheese w/wo onions. The cost is $5.50. To order, call Lois at 610-588-1745 by Sunday, May 1st. Pasties must be picked up at the church on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 3:30 p.m.
Monroe County Garden Club
Garden Club Plants Hydrangea for Arbor Day
Friday, April 22 at 10:30 AM at Bryant Street Park, Stroudsburg. Monroe County Garden Club will plant a hydrangea in honor of Susan Kovarick.
The public is welcome, come and bring a friend. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information about Monroe County Garden Club, visit our webpage www.monroecountygardenclub.com, join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MonroeCountyGardenClub/, or call call President Carol Akam (570) 897-6433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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..
Senior Tyler Learn 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
Earth Day at Jacobsburg
Saturday, April 23, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Celebrate Earth Day at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center with a state tree planting event! Help us restore the ecological integrity of Jacobsburg by planting Eastern Hemlocks in the park. A service forester from the Bureau of Forestry will provide tree planting instructions for all volunteers. Morning refreshments will be served. Bring a lunch, shovels, and work gloves. Registration is required.
You can also view and register for community programs online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/. If you need an accommodation to participate in a program please contact the park office at 610-746-2801 or email@example.com. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
Bangor defeated Pen Argyl 13-0 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
Belfast Wesley United Methodist Church 607 School Road Nazareth, Pa. will hold their annual Spring Rummage/Bake Sale on Saturday April 23 from 8:00am to 12:00pm..Something for everyone.Please come out and join them. FMI:Teddy at 1-908-235-8811
Indoor Yard/Bake Sale
The Salvation Army in Pen Argyl is hosting an indoor Community Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 23 from 9-1. Space is limited, so call for more information and reserve your table space today. (610) 863-6677
Pen Argyl gets another hit during the Bangor vs Pen Argyl game played earlier this week. Bangor won the game, continuing their undefeated season. PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Connections for Women - Hopesprings, Market St., Bangor 10am - 1pm.
Bingo - Wind Gap Fire Co., 6:45.
Blue Mountain Library - Open 10-12
Bangor Public Library - Open 1-5
Slate Belt Senior Center - Open 8-4. Blue Valley Farm Show
Knitters of the Round Table - Blue Mt. Comm. Library, 10:30am. 610-863-3029
Slate Belt YMCA - Open 5:00am - 9:00pm
Suspect Throws Steak at Police
LONGVIEW, Texas, (UPI) -- Police in Texas said a man accused of stealing steaks from Walmart led officers on a high-speed chase and struck a police car with meat tossed from his window. Authorities said the suspect stole an undisclosed number of steaks from the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Longview just after 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The ensuing police chase reached speeds exceeding 100 mph and crossed two counties before the man was apprehended by Upshur County sheriff's deputies and East Mountain police.
East Mountain police Sgt. Marc Nichols said the suspect attempted to get rid of some of the pilfered meats while fleeing police.
"It appears that there's steaks and meats of some sort flying out the windows, and one of them bounced off my patrol car. That's not something you think of people stealing, especially running from the police in the process. Today was a new one," Nichols told KLTV.
Nichols said the suspect surrendered after stopping on Highway 271 in the Union Grove area.
Investigators said the suspect, whose name was not released, is believed to be a heroin user.
Are You Applying Sunscreen Correctly
(StatePoint) Protecting skin from the sun is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Unfortunately, many people fail to take sufficient measures year-round, but especially in summer when skin exposure tends to be at its peak.
Men can be particularly neglectful. Indeed, fewer than 15 percent of men use sunscreen regularly when outside for more than an hour, according to the Center for Disease Control.
“This summer, make sun care a habit,” urges Dr. Richard C. Kirkpatrick of the Brevard Skin and Cancer Center. “By finding a sunscreen you like that suits your activities, you’ll be more apt to apply it often.”
Kirkpatrick notes that with so many choices, finding sunscreen that works best for your lifestyle and properly applying it can be confusing. Luckily, some brands are helping simplify selection. For example, BullFrog now segments sunscreens according to the activity and environment in which they will be used.
Read labels for application instructions and to determine whether a given product is right for you, and consider these quick tips for maximum skin protection:
• Broad-spectrum sunscreens contain both UVA and UVB protection. Select one with an SPF of at least 30 and apply evenly 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors. One ounce is the right quantity to cover the whole body. Don’t forget ears, back of neck, hands, tops of feet and top of the head, if exposed. Reapply every two hours and after swimming, sweating and towel drying.
• Going swimming? Use sunscreen engineered for water resistance. The hydrophobic polymers contained in BullFrog Water Sport make it a good option for intense water sports. Or toss some Ocean Potion into your beach bag -- the brand's new H20 Sport SPF 50 spray has an oil-free, instant dry formula and is PABA- and paraben-free. Whatever sunscreen you opt for, don’t forget to reapply after exiting the water.
• If you’re playing a sport where you need to keep hands grease-free, use an alcohol-based gel that dries quickly. For example, BullFrog Land Sport Quik Gel is water- and sweat-resistant and allows for clear application and quick dry-down so you can get back to the action fast. If you sweat a lot while working out or simply going about your day, avoid sunscreen running into your eyes with a solid stick formula.
• In the woods? Pack lightly by beating burn and bite with a sunscreen that’s also an insect repellent. For example, BullFrog's Mosquito Coast has a DEET-free formula so you don’t have to wash off when returning from outdoors.
• Don’t let cost prevent you from taking care of yourself and your family’s skin. Affordable sunscreens are available. For instance, NO-AD, the first mass brand sunscreen to be paraben-free, retinyl palmitate-free and PABA-free, has a lower cost per ounce than national brands and also carries formulas specific for babies and oil-free options for the face.
“Whether you're a long distance runner or a beach bum, sun protection should be part of your routine,” says Kirkpatrick.
Get the Scoop on Spring Allergies
(StatePoint) Spring allergy season seems to get worse each year, and climate change may be the culprit, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Increasing temperatures and carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere help plants grow faster -- and produce more pollen. For many people, this can trigger allergy symptoms.
“Spring allergy symptoms can lead to a major disruption in quality of life,” says allergist and immunologist Dr. Neeta Ogden. “It’s important for allergy sufferers to manage these symptoms, so they can feel their best and enjoy the season.”
Dr. Ogden is providing some information and tips to help make spring more bearable for allergy sufferers.
• Seasonal Allergies Can Strike at Any Age: Some people develop seasonal allergies as adults. If you think you don’t have seasonal allergies, but find yourself sniffling and sneezing this spring, it might be time to see an allergist.
• Pets are Pollen Carriers: Pets tend to track allergens like pollen and mold into the house. If you have pets, try to wash or wipe them down when they come indoors.
• Indoor Allergies Stay in Play: Indoor allergies are still an issue in spring. For example, some people kick up dust and other allergen particles while spring cleaning. Make sure you know your allergy triggers, so you can take steps to manage them.
• Create an Everyday Spring Allergy Plan: Make tweaks to your daily routine to avoid what sparks your symptoms. For example, check the pollen forecast in the morning, change clothes when you get home, and wash your face before bed to remove lingering pollen particles from your face.
• Be Wise at Home: Take steps to avoid allergens at home. For example, keeping your windows shut from early morning to late afternoon and changing the filter in your AC unit can make a difference.
• Schedule Tee Times Strategically: Avoid being outdoors when pollen counts peak in the early morning and early evening. For example, if you enjoy outdoor activities like golf and running, try to do them later in the morning.
• Don’t Suffer on Spring Break: Many popular spring travel destinations are allergy hot spots. Don’t get caught off guard when you get off the plane. When picking a destination, check the pollen count first. And wherever you go, remember to pack a hat, sunglasses, and your allergy medication.
• Don’t Procrastinate: It’s a good idea to start taking allergy medication at the very first signs of your symptoms.
“I often recommend treatment options that are available over-the-counter at full prescription strength,” says Dr. Ogden.
For example, Nasacort Allergy 24HR is a scent- and alcohol-free nasal spray that is available over-the-counter at full prescription strength to help relieve allergy symptoms like sneezing, itchy runny nose and congestion. It blocks more of the chemical responses that can cause nasal allergy symptoms than antihistamines. More information about the science behind nasal allergies can be found at Nasacort.com.
This spring, feel your best. Take proactive steps to manage your nasal allergy symptoms so you can enjoy the season.
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
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Meeting
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its meeting Thursday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: “The Route of Columbus” – KB3ALG. Hams and others interested are always welcome. Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/qKUJC. FMI:www.dlarc.org. 610.432.8286.
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.
Bangor Park Volleyball Program
The Bangor Park Volleyball Program will hold its annual league registration from 7 to 8 PM on Monday, May 9 at Bangor Memorial Park under the pavilion next to the volleyball courts. The league, in existence for over three decades, will include women’s A and B leagues, co-ed league and a men’s league. The B league is less competitive. Team representatives will submit a copy of their team roster and a check for $150 made payable to Bangor Borough. Those who are unable to attend the meeting should contact league director Marc Ennico at 484.819.0898 or BangorParkVolleyball@gmail.com. The deadline to submit payment and roster is Friday, May 20. The women’s leagues will play on Mondays, co-ed league on Tuesdays and men’s league on Thursdays. Games will begin promptly at 7 PM for all leagues.
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.
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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