Bangor's Reece Jones shoots a three-point shot during the Slaters' 68-49 loss to Parkland for the District XI AAAA championship Saturday before an announced sell-out crowd at William Allen. PHOTO GALLERY (See Another Photo Tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
A Clean Computer is a Healthy Computer....
Static electricity makes computers a magnet for dust, dirt, and debris. With all the crevices that come with keyboards and processing units, dust can be tough to reach, and it may gather for months before you even notice a problem. These particles aren’t just unsanitary; they also clog up your cooling fans and keyboard, two of the most important moving parts of your machine.
2. Clean your monitor
Hopefully, you don’t ever touch your screen, and you encourage others to keep their hands off your monitor too. Fingers always have oil and dirt on them, and leave nasty smudges on computer screens. Even if you, your friends, and your family treat your screen right, monitors always find a way to gather dust nonetheless.
While smudges and stains might seem like minor annoyances, improper care can turn them into major problems. Don’t just grab the glass cleaner from under your sink and spray down your screen. You can’t simply take a paper towel to your monitor and think it won’t get scratched. You paid a lot for that high-resolution flat screen for presentations, DVDs, and games, so clean it with a proper kit designed for LCD displays. You can get a cloth and spray for under $10 (e.g. Vivitar LCD Screen Cleaner for $8), or pick up an eight-pack of disposable wipes designed for monitors. Clean your screen as needed, or at least monthly.
Interesting Facts About Apple......
- One of the original Apple computers sold for more than $387,000 in 2013
- The iPhone was almost named something else, with the company considering names such as Mobi, Telepod, and Tripod. The name “iPad” was also considered for its smartphone.
- China is currently Apple’s second biggest market, trailing only the United States. Revenue in China grew to nearly $17 billion in the second quarter of 2015.
- Despite the fact that he was the founder of the company, Steve Jobs was fired from Apple in 1985 at the tender age of 30.
Climate Change & Conservation
Guest speaker Greg Czarnecki, Executive Director of the Wild Resource Conservation Program, will talk about conservation actions we can take that have co-benefits beyond climate change. He will also present the latest information on the current and projected impacts of climate change and what we’re doing to address the issue at DCNR. 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.
Pet Owners: Keep Floors in Tip Top Shape
To make this chore as easy for you as it is for your non-pet parent peers, consider the following tips:
Pets in Boots
Outfitting pets with boots before going outside will protect their paws from pollutants, hot and cold surfaces, and potentially sharp items on the ground. It will also keep their feet and your floors cleaner. There are many brands and styles available, so shop around for a design that your pets will enjoy wearing.
After walks or other trips outdoors, check your pet’s fur and feet. Keep a cloth by the door for a quick clean-up before animals settle in and get cozy on carpets. This will make maintaining floors easier as you go.
Prevent pooch accidents by getting your dog on a regular walk schedule. The knowledge that the next trip outdoors is on the horizon will make pets less likely to use the living room carpet as a toilet. If need be, you may want to consider employing a day-time dog walker to make trips outdoors a more regular occurrence. If you have litter box issues, keep the box clean to encourage dedicated use.
Regular visits to the veterinarian can help ensure there are no health issues at play.
Choose Flooring Wisely
Until now, even the best prevention of stains and accidents has offered no guarantees. And shedding of fur, feathers and dander is hard to avoid. However, innovations in flooring are making it easier on those who love their pets but are not interested in forfeiting a clean, stain-free and odor-free home.
Give yourself an advantage with a pet proof carpet, such as Mohawk’s SmartStrand Forever Cleancarpet, which is designed to resist the challenges pets present. Compared to nylon carpet which absorbs up to five percent of its weight in liquid, this alternative has zero percent moisture absorption to resist stains and eliminate any residue that can be left in the fiber which can lead to a musty, dingy odor. (These features will also benefit those with kids.) It also offers a permanent spill and soil shield that makes cleanup of hair, soil and dander three times easier than with conventional carpeting.
Protect Floors Financially
Consider a pet-specific warranty for carpeting to better protect your investment. For example, Mohawk offers an All Pet Protection and Warranty on its SmartStrand Forever Clean carpeting, which is the only warranty of its kind that covers all pets and all accidents. More information can be found atmohawkflooring.com.
Pet owners need not forgo a clean and great-smelling home. There are many smart ways to limit stains, prevent accidents and make clean-up easier when incidents occur
February 28, 2013 – Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church, becoming the first pope to do so since 1415
February 28, 1998 – Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
February 28, 1997 – An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths
February 28, 1991 – The first Gulf War ends.
February 28, 1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, with almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale.
What to Know Before Renovating or Building a Home
Seek out materials offering durability, energy-efficiency and resistance to threats like fire and wicked weather. Many such high-quality products are domestic, so you can support US manufacturing while making key choices.
Boost home beauty, strength and efficiency with these projects:
Start a new home with a solid pre-cast concrete foundation. Those from Superior Walls are customized for individual homes and installed in one day -- far faster than alternatives like poured concrete.
Rigid foam insulation in these concrete panels wards off heat loss and creates a barrier against sidewall water penetration. These features make the basement dampfree and a more comfortable area for extended living space in the home.
Perhaps your toilet rattles and leaks; maybe your tub and sink look dingy no matter how much you clean them. If it's time to replace bathroom elements, use newer materials offering water efficiency, style and safety benefits.
Look for a toilet marked with the WaterSense label, which indicates it’s been certified to be at least 20 percent more efficient without sacrificing performance. The free Water Savings Calculator at theMansfield Plumbing website can help you determine your return-on-investment.
For a coordinated look, consider a suite of products that work together, like the Affordable Style Designer series from Mansfield Plumbing. You get a toilet, tub and sink, all in the same style.
Switching to an easy-access SmartHeight toilet can be another smart move. Options in the bathroom like grab bars, walk-in tubs and pedestal sinks, all provide enhanced safety and comfort.
Over time, windows can look old and become difficult to operate. Make wise replacement choices that add beauty and privacy to key areas of your home without compromising light entry.
Whether it's an acrylic block window over a bathtub or a set of decorative glass windows in the kitchen, privacy windows are a great accent for any room. Those from Hy-Lite are offered in a variety of styles, sizes and enhancements. Operable awning, casement, slide and single hung units can easily be opened to encourage airflow.
Their Home Designer Collection features nods to architectural styles like Metro, Mission, Prairie and Baroque to complement any home.
Your roof is your protective layer, between the elements and you. Ideally it should be impact- and fire-resistant, as well as beautiful. Natural slate and shake roofing materials evoke traditional charm; however they tend to degrade over time. Look for the manmade alternative.
Polymer slate and shake roofing tiles capture the authentic look of natural materials but are more resistant to chipping, flaking and splintering. For example, DaVinci Roofscapes offers an impressive array of more than 50 colors and blends for an enhanced look, plus they resist fire and severe weather. Their roofs also come with a lifetime limited warranty, saving you big on repairs, inspection and maintenance down the line.
To be a savvy homeowner, don’t leave it to chance. Select durable, high-quality man-made products
Some Floridians Say Ted Cruz a Killer
While a 62 percent majority of voters answered "No" when asked if they believed Cruz was responsible for the string of murders in the early 70s, 10 percent answered "Yes" and an additional 28 percent said they were unsure.
Several reports say the rumor stems from a speech Cruz delivered at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2013 titled "This is the Zodiac Speaking" and has become popular again since he began his presidential campaign.
Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm, asked the question relating to the bizarre Internet rumor after dedicating its inclusion "weird twitter", when asked if it would appear on their latest round of voter polls.
The polling company was also responsible for a December poll that found 30 percent of Republican voters would support bombing the fictional city of Agrabah from Disney's Aladdin.
TRAFFIC ALERTS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 29
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.
Bushkill Center Road
Between Broad Street AND Bushkill Drive will experience delays and lane restriction February 29 to March 4 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Between 1st Street (Bangor) AND Monroe County Line will experience delays and lane restriction March 4 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Between Franklin Hill Road AND 1st Street (Bangor) will experience delays and lane restriction March 3 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sullivan Trail (Plainfield Twp)
Between PA 191 AND Oak Street will experience delays and lane restriction February 29 - March 1 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
This Week at Bloom
Normal Open Studio Hours unless noted are:
Tuesday's from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday's from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday's from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday's from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
This week on Saturday, February 13, 2016 there will be Shopkins Kids Event from Noon to 2:00 PM.
Celebrate President's Day and No School with a day of kid events on Monday, February 15, 2016
Come and spend some time being creative and supporting Bloom Bangor, a restorative community empowering women to live free from addiction and violence.
Sign-up by going to the Bloom on-line store at mkt.com/bloomcreativestudio and reserve your space for any of these special events or go to our web-site bloomcreativestudio.com/ or Facebook page for even more info and to register. Please sign-up by going to the Bloom on-line store at mkt.com/bloomcreativestudio and reserve your space for any of these special events.
CLICK HERE FOR BLOOM'S FEBRUARY CALENDAR
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.
Snowshoes and Trekking Poles
Snowshoes and Trekking Poles Available
When: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM-2:30 PM in February
Where: Jacobsburg Visitor Center, 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth
Borrow snowshoe equipment to use on Jacobsburg’s trails this winter! Snowshoes are available for folks of any age or shoe size, including small children. Snowshoes will not be made available during times of insufficient snow cover, usually at least five inches of snow is required. To borrow equipment you must provide a driver’s license or other form of state issued identification. For more information call 610-746-2801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check our website for current winter conditions and snow depth.
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 email@example.com 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.
Bangor Womens Club Scholarship Applications
The Bangor Womens Club will be accepting applications from senior students at Bangor and Faith Christian High Schools for consideration for their 2016 scholarship. The scholarship amount is $1000. Applications can be obtained from the school Guidance office and the deadline to submit the completed application is April 15, 2016
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.
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Fishing Rods and Tackle at Jacobsburg
When: Sunday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM in March
Where: Jacobsburg Visitor Center, 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth
Borrow fishing poles and tackle to use in Jacobsburg’s creeks! To borrow equipment you must provide a driver’s license or other form of state issued identification. Persons age 16 and older must possess a current fishing license to fish. Adults can help children under 16 fish without a license. Bait is not provided. For more information call 610-746-2801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, February 28th. Pasties must be picked up at the church on Tuesday, March 1st, at 3:30 p.m.
Boomer's Angels Meet and Greet
On Sunday, February 28 come to Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville from 11- 2, to meet some of the beautiful loving dogs that Boomer's Angels (BAARC) have for adoption!
All adoptions must be pre-approved so why not fill out and application in advance. Visit www.boomersangels.com for an application.
If you’re not ready to adopt, why not try fostering? Foster homes are desperately needed so we can continue to save lives!
They provide you with everything a foster parent will need. You supply the love and a safe home until they are adopted.
Boomer’s Angels is in need of volunteers to help with adoption days, fundraising, etc.
Boomer’s Angels Animal Rescue & Care was formed to give as many homeless and downtrodden animals the brightest future possible. Be an Angel for a homeless pet!
Email email@example.com or visit our website at www.boomersangels.com, find us on Facebook, or call (570)350-4977.papillon/
Easter Bunny, Egg Hunt, Craft Show
A craft show featuring the Easter Bunny, and an Egg Hunt,will be held from 11am - 3pm at the East Bangor Fire Co.. The Easter Bunny will arrive by fire truck at 12:30 and the egg hunt will start at 1:00pm.
The Fire Co. will be selling food and holding a small silent auction. Park in the rear of the fire com.. Vendor tables are available by calling 610-588-5996.
Cave Quest FunShop
At a Cave Quest FunShop, discover time-saving and budget-stretching tips from Group's VBS veterans from 8:30am to 12:30pm Saturday March 5 at Ackermanville United Methodist at 1410 Ackermanville Rd Meet and mingle with other VBS Groupies in your area. This hands-on training gives practical pointers on all thing VBS-including fundraising, volunteer recuiting, decorating, and family follow-up. Get an energizing jump start to your VBS season, and...have fun! Bring your Vacation Bible School Team!
Register Today! -Giveaways! -Exclusive FunShop Gift!
Advance Registration: $20 per person up to one week prior to the VBS FunShop event date-registration after that is $28 per person. Register online: group.com/vbsfunshop
Project Child Hosting Dance Event
Project Child is hosting its tenth annual Have a Heart for Children dinner dance on Saturday, March 5th at the Hotel Bethlehem. Proceeds will benefit initiatives designed to reduce child abuse in the Lehigh Valley. The event begins at 5:30 P.M and is a lovely evening of mixing, mingling and dancing to the music of the Philadelphia Funk Authority. Project Child is a program of Valley Youth House. It has been operating since 1991 with the mission of preventing child abuse and neglect in the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding region. This mission is accomplished through the provision of educational resources for parents and professionals; the dissemination of information about the seriousness of child abuse and strategies for its prevention. Alternatives to physical violence are promoted along with parenting skills.
As a community coalition, Project Child is comprised of individuals and agencies engaged in striving to protect the rights of children to live free of abuse and neglect in an environment which fosters positive self-development.
Whether you are in the mood to enjoy the ambience of the historic hotel or dance to live music, you will be coming together to join the effort to protect our community’s children from abuse and neglect. Dinner and Raffle Prizes are part of the evening. The cost is $75.00. For info go to www.projectchildlv.org or call Amy Brenfleck at 610-954-9561, ext. 334.
Free Meatloaf Dinner
Th East Bangor Community Church welcomes you to a FREE Meatloaf Dinner with desserts on Sunday, March 6th, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
The church is located at 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor, PA. Questions? call 610-588-4453 or visit http://ebumc.org/.
Safe Haven Meet and Greet
Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold a dog Meet & Greet from 11 -3 on Sunday, March 6 at Ace Hardware, Rt 209, Brodheadsville (next to Dunkleberger's).
Safe Haven will have many young dogs available for you to meet and get to know. Safe Haven requires a pre-adoption application with references and a home visit prior to adoption.
Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes. Shelter killing is the number one cause of dog deaths and Safe Haven has saved more than 800 lives so far.
Safe Haven Rescue needs volunteers to help with adoption days, fundraising, transporting dogs to vets and groomers and fostering homeless dogs until they find their forever homes. Help save homeless dogs.
"Saving one dog won't change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever."
For more information about Safe Haven, and to find a list of dogs available for adoption and adoption applications, please visit www.SafeHavenPa.org . Contact Safe Haven at SafeHaven@epix.net. Join Safe Haven Pa on Facebook.
Sweetheart Dinner Benefit
Sweetheart Dinner to benefit our Feed My Starving Children MobilePack will be held Saturday, March 6 at Grace Church in Pen Argyl 404 E Mountain Ave, Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania.
Individuals are welcome too! They will have an Italian buffet, Not-So-Newlywed Game and renewal of vows for those who are interested. Child care available. Cost is $25 per couple, $12.50 for individuals. Call or email for reservations/tickets: 610-863-4811, firstname.lastname@example.org. Snow date is April 2.
Over 6000 children die of hunger/malnutrition each day. Come and help us feed the starving children of the world.
Free Amateur Radio Classes
What is amateur radio, and what do you do with it?
Amateur radio is a fun hobby where you can talk with people across town or all over the world, even with astronauts in space, without telephone wires, cell phones or the Internet. It provides helpful communication service in emergencies, public service and community events.
Amateur radio operators come from all walks of life, from all ages, men and women, students and retirees, factory workers and doctors, and all in between. We all have one thing in common: ham radio.
We can tinker and experiment and build things. We can help with communications at parades and other community events. We send health and welfare messages in times of disaster; sometimes we are the only communications available. We can compete in radio contests, and we can have casual conversations with other hams worldwide. To do all this you need a license and a radio.
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will offer a series of 9 Tuesday evening free classes, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning March 8 at the Northampton County Gracedale Complex, Nazareth, We will help anyone interested in earning their entry-level FCC amateur radio license. We also will offer a separate series of classes to upgrade to the General License on the same dates.
For answers to questions, more information, or to register for the free classes, please phone 610.432.8286 or email ke3aw@ARRL.NET.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet to Read at NCC
Tracy K. Smith
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith will read from her work on Thursday, March 10, at 11:00 a.m., in the Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township, and on March 10 at 3:30 p.m. at Room 108, Pocono Hall, the NCC Monroe Campus, 2411 Route 715, Tannersville.
In 2012 Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for her 2011 poetry collection, Life on Mars. Born in Massachusetts, Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s degree in fine arts degree from Columbia University. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University from 1997-1999.
In addition to Life on Mars, Smith is the author of two other poetry collections: The Body’s Question, which won the Cave Canem Prize, and Duende, recipient of the James Laughlin Award and the Essence Literary Award. In 2014, she was awarded to the Academy of American Poets Fellowship. Her book Ordinary Light: A Memoir was named to the National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction in 2015.
Smith teaches creative writing at Princeton University.
NCC’s annual poetry day is held in memory of Len Roberts, poet and NCC professor, who passed away in 2007. He was the author of numerous collections of poetry and the recipient of many literary and teaching awards. He was a Fulbright scholar. The Len Roberts Poetry Day is free and open to the public. For more information call 610-861-5300 or 570-369-1800.
Mohegan Sun Trip
St Elizabeth of Hungary parish is sponsoring a trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkesbarre on Thursday, March 10th. Further trips to the Mohegan Sun are also April 14th and May 12th. June, July, August, and September will be trips to the casinos in Atlantic City.
There are two pick up locations, the first one is at St. Elizabeth parking lot, leaving by 9:00am; the second stop is at the old St. Joseph parking lot, leaving by 9:05am. For more information, please call Mary Lou DeRea-Lohman at 610-863-4846 or 10-844-4630"
Slate Belt Photography Club Monthly Meeting
Slate Belt Photography Club Monthly Meeting is scheduled for March 10 from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Meeting is to be held at "Pies to Die For" in Bangor, PA (Old Steckels store).
Meeting will be about "Off Camera Flash" and we will take Portraits for Membership ID Cards.
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Slatebeltphotographers/.6.
Women's History and Conservation
Mira Lloyd Dock: A Beautiful Crusade
Friday, March 11, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Come celebrate Women’s History Month with the Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project, the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, and the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation. We salute a nearly-forgotten leader in the field of forestry and botany—Mira Lloyd Dock—with a screening of a new and dynamic 30-minute documentary about her contributions. A panel discussion on forestry and parks today and women in conservation featuring Joe Frassetta District Forester in the William Penn State Forest and Rob Neitz Park Manager for Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Chicken & Waffle Dinner
An Oven Fried Chicken & Waffle Dinner Family Style/All You Can Eat will held from 4-7pm Saturday, March 12 at Hope United Church of Christ, Second Street, Wind Gap. The cost is Adults $10.00, Youth (ages 6-12) $5.00 and Children 5 and under eat FREE! If you have any questions, please call me at 610-759-1066
Wildlife Benefits of a Prescribed Burn
Saturday, March 12, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Fire is bad, right? Not always. By purposely setting regulated fires, called prescribed burns, you can improve wildlife habitat. Prescribed burning enhances native plant communities and therefore improves biodiversity. Join us for this talk about this habitat enhancement method and the plans to use it here at Jacobsburg. After the talk we will go out and listen for American Woodcocks, a species that benefits from prescribed burns. Registration is required.
Breakfast With The Easter Bunny
The Provisional Rotary Club of the Slate Belt will be holding its 4th Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Sat. March 12th at The Scorecard 130 N. Broadway in Wind Gap. The event is from 9 AM to 11AM. There will a tricky tray, 50/50 and other surprises. Come join the fun!
Tickets are $8.00 for Adults. Children under 10 are Free! Tickets are available at The Scorecard, from any Rotary Member or contacting Bill Skinner 570-350-7609 ORskinww@epix.net
Money raised will be used for the 3rd Annual Dictionary Project. Rotary of the Slate Belt purchases dictionaries and distributes them to all 3rd Graders in all Slate Belt Schools. Over 800 Dictionaries have been distributed in the last 2 years.
Rotary Club of the Slate Belt is a Provisional Club of the West End Rotary and is looking for new members to join and help us Charter our Club. Our meetings are every Thursday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Scorecard Restaurant in Wind Gap, PA. Be a part of helping our Local Slate Belt Communities with a variety of projects. Come and learn how you can get involved and give back to others. See you next Thursday!
For more information contact Bill Skinner at email@example.com or 570-350-7609.
Easter Egg Hunt in the Trunk
A Family Fun Event! Please join the Slate Belt YMCA Staff and Volunteers for an "Egg-citing" Easter Event. We are mixing up the traditional Egg Hunt by hosting a community event similar to the popular and successful Trunk or Treat event that we held in the fall. Hunt in the Trunk will be held in the back lot of the Slate Belt Y on March 12 from 4:00-5:30pm or when we run out of candy and eggs. If you are interested in participating by decorating the trunk of your car and handing out treat filled eggs please register at the Welcome Desk. To find out ways you can help with the event stop by the Y or call 610-881-4470. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on the "Egg-cellent" Event!
Silent Auction to Benefit Slater Family Network
Saturday, March 12th at Five Points Elementary School, Slater Family Network will be hosting a Silent Auction. All proceeds aid local families in need through Slater Family Network. Browsing begins at 10am-12pm, auction begins at 12pm. Family admission and 26 tickets for $12. Premium item tickets available, food and beverage will be available for purchase. Over eighty themed baskets.
Slate Belt Heritage Center Event
Sunday, March 13, 2 PM - "Origins of St. David's Welsh Society" - Presented by former Bangor High School Superintendent and current Superintendent of Easton Area High School, John Reinhart.
Lehigh Valley Horse Council Will Meet
The Lehigh Valley Horse Council will meet Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00 PM at the new City View Diner, 1831 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. The topic for the evening will be Equine Biosecurity: How to protect your horse and your farm from disease.
The speaker will be Tera Ramig, DVM, All Points Equine
(LVHC is not responsible for the cost of meals. beverages, etc.)
FMI: 610-704-4130, 610-837-7294
Young At Heart Club Meeting
The Slate Belt Young at Heart Club will be meeting on March 17th at 1:00pm at the St. Elizabeth Church Hall. We will be having a special St. Patrick's Day program. Please invite your friends to come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun, food and socialization. A reminder, this club is open to all seniors, 55 years and up, regardless of race, religion, etc. Also, mark your calendars, we will be sponsoring a trip to Philadelphia in June and to Sight & Sound to see Sampson the end of October. This trips are open to the public, regardless of age,and also include students. For more information, please call Mary Lou DeRea-Lohman at 610-863-4846 or 610-844-4630
Free Ratatouille Showing
The Wind Gap Film Club will present Ratatouille 6:00pm March 18 at Emmy Lou's Ice Cream Cafe, 492 East Main Street, Pen Argyl. This is a free event.
Egg Hunt for Relay for Life
A community egg hunt will held Saturday March 19 at 3:00pm at East Bangor Park to benefit The Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.
All money raised will go to benefit the American Cancer Society. They will have a few age groups with a small gift for each child and a few hidden surprise eggs. Also plan to have a bake sale and a table of team's handmade treasures to purchase. They are having this in the afternoon so it does not interfere with earlier ones..
Portland Community Easter Egg
Enjoy another fun filled community event Saturday, March 19th. Portland Lodge No. 311 & Portland Events Committee will be hosting the Annual Portland Community Easter Egg hunt at 1pm The Easter Chick & Bunny will arrive on Margaret, the Pink Fire Truck, driven by the Guardians of the Pink Ribbon and be escorted by Portland Police Dept. They will arrive at 1pm. The egg Hunt will begin after the Easter Bunny and Chick arrive. Field opens at 12:30pm The egg hunt is for children 0-10 years and will be held rain or shine..
Forks Township Egg Hunt
Join Forks Township Parks and Recreation Saturday, March 19 at 1 PM at Forks Township Parks and Recreation 500 Zucksville Rd, Easton, Pennsylvania and the Easter Bunny for their Annual Egg Hunt. Age categories include 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10. Prizes will be awarded at each age level.
The egg hunt is at the Forks Township Amphitheater. Cost per child is $2.00.
March 22, 5:30-7:00 PM
Get moving after work with a brisk hike a Jacobsburg. These guided hikes are 2-2.5 miles over uneven terrain. Hikers should always bring water and sturdy boots or shoes. Dogs are welcome on a leash. Meet by the flagpole at the Visitor Center at 400 Belfast Road. Registration is not required. Join the email reminder list by contacting 610-746-2801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Friday, March 25, 6:00-9:00 PM
Join us as we learn about the reptiles and amphibians that occur in the Lehigh Valley. We will discuss the difference between reptiles and amphibians, identification and biology of local species, and the current status of some of these creatures. After the talk, there will be a walk in search of frogs and salamanders. Participants should dress for the weather, wear footwear that can get wet and bring a flashlight. Registration is required.
Easter Bunny Coming by Helicopter
The Easter Bunny arrives in a helicopter at Tolino Vineyards 280 Mt Pleasant Rd, Bangor, at noon Saturday, March 26 and will be available for pictures until 2pm.
An egg hunt will be held outside at 1pm. In the case of severe rain, this event will be cancelled. Tickets available over the phone or in person at the winery. You can also purchase them online.
Tickets Available: www.tolinovineyards.com.
Wine Tasting/Art Benefit
Join Franklin Hill Wineries March 31 from 6 PM - 8 PM at their Tannersville store to sip on a glass of your favorite FHV wine while your explore your creative side.
Bloom, an art studio in Bangor, will guide you in painting a pair spring themed wine glasses (art to be posted asap) All art supplies will be provided and wine by the glass will be available for purchase.
Most of the proceeds will be donated to Bloom which provides free housing, counseling and guidance to women in need.
East Bangor Basket Bingo
East Bangor Volunteer Fire Company will hold a Basket Bingo 7:00pm, April 1 at the Fire Co on Route 512 in East Bangor. For Tickets call 610-588-5996
Spring Brunch With the Author
The Friends of the Bangor Public Library will host their Spring "Brunch With the Author" on Saturday April 2nd at 10:00 AM featuring local author Vikki Romano. Ms. Romano will feature her latest release "Edge of Darkness', a science fiction thriller and first book in a trilogy. She will have that book available for purchase and signing that day. Book #2 will be released fall of 2016. Ms. Romano also publishes under the pen name Victoria Oliveri where she writes historical fiction. She will also have two books of a four book series available: "Earl of my Heart" and "Love in the Stars".
Ms. Romano was born in the Pittsburgh area and now lives in Bangor in a historical Victorian home suited to her line of work. The event is free but registration at the library is required for attendance. The library is located at 39 South Main Street, Bangor, PA. For additional information and to register please call the library @ 610-588-4136.
Blue Mt Library Silent Auction
You are invited to participate in the Blue Mountain Community Library’s Second Antiques Appraisal and Silent Auction Event 5:30-8:00 PM Friday, April 8 at Slate Belt Nazareth Baptist Church 1620 Church Road Pen Argyl.
All money raised benefits the Blue Mountain Community Library.
Antique appraisals by licensed auctioneers: Lori Biechy, Lori Biechy Auctions; Christian Answini, Saucon Valley Auction Co. Les Beyerand Auctioneer/AppraiserGinny Beyer, Appraiser.
Silent auction of a variety of gift cards and items donated by area businesses. For auction participation, cash and checks will be accepted.
Barbecue, hotdogs, and other food available for purchase
This year, admission is FREE to participate in the auctions! Cost to bring one item for appraisal and participate in the auctions: $10. Cost to bring two items for appraisal and participate in the auctions: $15
A limited number of tickets to bring items for appraisal are available for purchase at the library while supplies last). These tickets must be purchased in advance at the library
Bangor Lions Spaghetti Dinner
The Bangor Lions will hold a Spaghetti Dinner April 9 from 2pm - 6pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Fourth and Broadway, Bangor. Dinner includes Spaghetti, meat Sauce, Salad, dessert, and Beverages. Tickets are $9.00 for adults and $5 for children 8 and younger. FMI: 484-547-3797 or Facebook @ Lions club Bangor, PA.
Krusaderz 4 Kure Tricky Tray
Krusaderz 4 Kure Tricky Tray will be held April 9, 2016 held at Wm. Pensyl Social Hall aka Portland Hook Ladder Co. #1 in Portland, PA. Doors open at 11:00AM. and drawing starts at 1:00pm. ALL proceeds go to the ACS through the Slate Belt Relay For Life.
NCC to Host Lecture by Author Colum McCann
Reservations are being taken for Northampton Community College’s (NCC) talk by Colum McCann, National Book Award winner, on Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Arthur L. Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. The talk will be live streamed to the Monroe Campus’s Keystone Hall, room 202.
McCann is the author of Let the Great World Spin, Thirteen Ways of Looking and TransAtlantic. He is the co-founder of Narrative 4, which fosters empathy by breaking down barriers and shattering stereotypes through the exchange of stories across the world. It is led by globally influential artists, educators, students and community advocates.
McCann’s lecture is the keynote address in NCC’s 2015-2016 National Endowment for the Humanities series The Good Life, which asks engaging questions about life, the world and our place in it.
This event is free and open to the public, although advance registration is required for the lecture at the Bethlehem Campus. To make reservations, go to Northampton.edu/ColumMcCann or call 610-861-5519. No reservations are required for the live stream at the Monroe Campus.
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..
Mulligan Benefit Bowling
The Mulligan Bowling Tournament will be held Sunday, April 24at 1:00pm at Blue Valley Lanes in Wind Gap. at Rts 33 & 512.
Ever wanted the chance to take a "Mulligan" during a round of bowling? Well here's your chance! Sanctioned and non-sanctioned brackets available. Proceeds benefit the Slate Belt YMCA's Pool fund as well as the Slate Belt Youth Bowling Association.
Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, April 30th, Save the Date. The Slate Belt Y, is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that will help families find fun through active play and educational opportunities to improve health and well being. Check out our website www.greatervalleyymca.org and follow us on Facebook for more details.
UMBT Recreation Field Hockey Program
UMBT Recreation Field Hockey Program will resume in May. UMBT Sports Recreation is proud to team with Adidas for the upcoming 2016 UMBT Recreation Field Hockey Program. The program is open to girls in grades 1 through 6. Each session focuses on fundamental skills, introduction and development as well as game play. The program is held at the Upper Mt. Bethel Community Park. Fee is $45 for first child and $35 for each additional child in the family. More information will be released at a later date. Contact Dr. Scott Duddy with any questions, 610-703-5332 or email email@example.com.
Spring Cash Bingo
Spring Cash Bingo sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will be held May 1. Doors opens 11am, games begin at 12:30pm.
The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The kitchen will be open.
A jackpot of $500 will be available in addition to a Tricky Tray, 50/50 and door prizes.
Call the following for tickets: Shirley Thomas, President 610-863-4603, or cell at 484-541-4659. Ruth Hahn Vice President 610-588-7402. Donna Eberle Secretary 484-298-0192. Sandy Wambold Treasurer 610-462-5611.
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
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.
Ask The Doc........
Technology can be wonderful!
by Dr. Gary Williams, DMD
I know sometimes new technologies can be frustrating and leave us questioning whether “progress” is worth the hassle. But, that is not the case with intra-oral digital scanners. We have been using our digital scanner at Family Dental Care now for 3 months, and the results are amazing.
Sure, it’s pretty “cool” technology, and it has been totally comfortable for patients. No gagging going on! And the turn around time is much shorter. All of these are pluses, but here is the real benefit… the accuracy and fit of what we are making.
I can comfortably predict a great fit of your new crowns, splints, Invisalign aligners, retainers, and anything else we scan for. That makes it worthwhile.
It’s one thing to restore your mouth to health, but I want, you want, and you deserve to rest assured that what is placed in your mouth is the best possible fit known to dentistry.
Digital scanning is here to stay at Family Dental Care. Feel free to ask us about our scanner. Garywilliamsdmd.com.
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.
Craft & Chat - Tuesdays 9:00 A.M.
Zumba Gold - Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.
Brush Away With Senior Artists -Wednesdays, 8:00 -11:00 A.M.
Afternoon With The Arts - Thursdays, 12:15 P.M.
Help With Tax Returns-AARP
Friday, 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9:30 A.M.
Craft & Chat
Tuesdays, 9:30 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 P.M.
Help with Tax Returns-AARP
Fridays, 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
(call for an appointment)
Friday, March 4, 12:00
Information on Reverse Mortgage
Wednesday, March 9, 10:15 A.M.
Friday, March 11, 10:00 A.M.
Monday, March 14, 1:30 P.M.
Thursday, March 17, 10:00 A.M.
Thursday, March 17, 12:15 P.M.
Friday, March 18, 12:00
Tuesday, March 22, 11:30 A.M.
Thursday, March 24, 1:00-2:00 P.M
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