August 13, 2014
High 9.7 - 12
Medium High 7.3 -9.6
Medium Low 4.9 - 7.2
Low Medium 2.5 - 4.8
Low 0 - 2.4
Pen Argyl - August , 2014
MTD: 0.72 Normal: 3.90
Baldwin two keyboard organ with bench. Plays piano, drums, orchestra and much more.Best Offer Call 610-588-1745
Hope UCC is taking appl-ications for the sexton position. 15 hours a week. If interested please stop at church Mon. through Thu. 8-1. Or call 610-698-4582 after 4pm ask for Mitch.
Hope UCC 701 Cherry St. Wind Gap, Pa. 18091
Thunderstorm Phobia & loud noises
April Miller chooes a prize during the Bangor Summer Recreation end-of-season carnival. Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers
(BPT) - If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to teendriversource.org, 20 percent of all 16-year-old drivers will be involved in an accident during their first year behind the wheel. And studies show more teenage motor vehicle fatalities happen during the summer than any other time of year. But there are some things you can do to help keep your teenager from becoming a statistic. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has some tips and tools to keep your teen safe.
Though auto accidents are a fact of life for most drivers, even a minor fender bender can impact insurance rates, costing parents and teens for years to come. The good news is research shows teen drivers who follow rules are half as likely to get in an accident. Before your teen hits the road, consider establishing some simple guidelines to protect his or her safety and your wallet:
1. Set a driving curfew. More than 40 percent of teen auto deaths occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Set a curfew to keep your teen off the road during these times.
2. Limit passengers. A teen’s relative risk of being involved in a fatal crash increases with each additional passenger. More passengers equal more potential distractions.
3. Make the cell phone off limits while driving. Talking and texting can double the likelihood of an accident. If your teen must use the phone, instruct him or her to pull over before doing so and be sure to set a good example when you are behind the wheel.
4. Empower your teen to exercise his or her rights as a passenger. Only 44 percent of teens say they would speak up if someone were driving in a way that scared them. Remind your teens they are just as vulnerable in an accident as the driver, so they should speak up if they feel unsafe.
5. Be Prepared. Arm your teens with the knowledge of what they should do if they do get into an accident. Mobile apps such as WreckCheck can help take the guesswork out of a tense situation, guiding users through a step-by-step process to create an accident report. WreckCheck uses your device’s location service, camera and audio recorder to document all pertinent information about the incident and provides tips on how to file and follow up on a claim.
A Teen Driver Contract is a simple way to keep your teen accountable. It establishes basic driving ground rules and clearly lays out the consequences associated with driving privileges. The NAIC has developed an online tool to guide parents through building a customized Teen Driver Contract. There’s also a downloadable sample contract to help get you started.
Educating yourself and your new driver about the risks and insurance implications of unsafe driving can save lives and money. As your teen begins his or her journey on the roadways, take time to speak openly and candidly about your expectations for behind-the-wheel behavior.
A Canadian designer has created a range of caravans designed just for pets.Judson Beaumont says the inspiration for the Pet Camper came to him when his daughter asked him to build a doghouse for her puppy several years ago.
The trendy trailers were originally created with small dogs in mind, but he says they are perfect for any kind of small animal.
They are created by Mr Beaumont and his team of craftsmen at Vancouver-based Straight Line Design.
"We work with our clients to give them something unique that they and their furry friends will love," said Mr Beaumont.
"Everything from the materials used, the size, style, color, and even the personalized license plates can be customized."
Prices start at $800 and go up depending on size, style, and material and the petite pet campers can be shipped anywhere around the world.
Pen Argyl's girls tennis team also practices during the first day of fall sports preseason practice at Pen Argyl High School. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Hollywood Casino Trip
The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a trip to Hollywood Casino on Aug. 13 ,2014.
They will the leave the firehouse on Route 191 south of Bangor at 10:00 am.
For more information or to make reservation call Ruth at 610-588-7402 or Shirley At 484-661-7187
August 13 - 14
Gatekeeper Program on Aging
The Gatekeeper Program, part of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Alliance on Aging is seeking community members who wish to help prevent seniors from falling through the cracks.
Gatekeepers are non-traditional referral sources who come into contact with older adults through their everyday work or activities and who are trained to recognize warning signs and red flags that indicate an older adult may need some help or support, to understand the protocol for obtaining information for reporting and to report their concerns to the Gatekeeper Program.
Training will last approximately 30 minutes and is being offered on the following dates: Wednesday, August 13 – 9:00 am and Thursday, August 14 – 6:00 pm at the Beehive Building.
Please confirm your attendance by Monday, August 11, 2014 by calling Bangor Borough at 610 588 2216.
Aug 13 - Aug 15 ........
Jacobsburg Environmental Education
Ask The Doc........
by Dr. Gary Williams, DMD
Well, it’s that time again! In most North American homes, the count-down is on for the beginning of a new school year.
It always gets me thinking about the great sampling of people we see in our dental office. From newborns to 90-somethings.
Last week someone asked me the question, “looking in the mouths of many 40 and 50 year-olds, what could have been different if health was addressed when they were, say…15 years old? The answer is a resounding, a lot!
We realize that we do have the opportunity and know-how to change the health future for today’s school kids.
In the year 2014 we have the advantage of all the research, learning, and yes, mistakes that have been made by humans, to learn from. And what does that information say?
Step in early (school age), and maximize every variable for success. Dentistry knows how to achieve a successful long-term outcome. Once dentistry, parents and children comply; we can change the future of your family’s overall health, for the better. Call a Dental Professional today, and change your future.