CURRENT WEATHER - At 4:00pm in Pen Argyl the temperature is 38. Wind chill is 37. The wind NE at 3mph. The humidity is 82% and the barometer reads 29.84 and falling. Skies will remain cloudy. Some rain showers may move into the area soon..
Bangor's Mike Martino secures a rebound at the final buzzer after a missed shot by Notre Dame as Bangor held on to defeat the Crusaders 47-46 before a large crowd Saturday at Bill Pensyl Gym at Bangor High School. The Slaters advanced to the Colonial League semi finals where they will play Southern Lehigh 6:00pm Wednesday February 11 at Catasauqua. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Tessa Bakke sings along with the cast of Hairspray from Bangor High School at a fund raising breakfast for the show scheduled at Craig Paine Theater at Bangor Senior High School March 5,6,7. (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Shavaughn Morris shoots a lay up under pressure during the Slaters' 47-46 over NDGP before a large crowd Saturday at Bill Pensyl Gym at Bangor High School. The Slaters advanced to the Colonial League semi finals where they will play Southern Lehigh 6:00pm Wednesday February 11 at Catasauqua. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor and Pen Argyl girls wait for a rebound during the Knights' 46-34 win in a game played at Bangor Thursday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Mike Martino shoots a three during the Slaters' 47-46 over NDGP before a large crowd Saturday at Bill Pensyl Gym at Bangor High School. The Slaters advanced to the Colonial League semi finals where they will play Southern Lehigh 6:00pm Wednesday February 11 at Catasauqua. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's R.J. Hicks (15) Devin Messerschmidt (5) and Brandon Leidy defend during the Bangor's 54-45 win in a game Thursday night at Bangor that concluded the regular season for both teams. . PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Emily Wilkins is diving for a ball rolling out of bounds during the Knights' 46-34 win in a game played at Bangor Thursday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
These members of the cast of Hairspray from Bangor High School sing at a fund raising breakfast for the show scheduled at Craig Paine Theater at Bangor Senior High School March 5,6,7. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Abby Strouse (4) is double teams by Bangor's Nicole Robinson (14) and Megan Corby (3) during the Knights' 46-34 win in a game played at Bangor Thursday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Not ready for a hearing aid? Alternatives break tradition
(BPT) - Your spouse’s voice, the traffic signals, your favorite TV show – you probably don’t think about your sense of hearing often, but without the ears’ ability to collect and translate invisible sound waves, many important things would go unheard. Unfortunately, missing out is a reality for 98 million Americans who experience some degree of hearing difficulty.
The ability to hear is directly related to one’s quality of life. Nearly half of online U.S. adults have some hearing problems, reports the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), and many choose not to seek medical advice regarding their condition and ignore possibilities for correcting the problem. In fact, according to the CEA study “Personal Sound Amplification Products: A Study of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior,” 24 percent of people reported a device was cost prohibitive and 18 percent did not want a hearing aid.
Hearing problems can occur at any age and are often exacerbated by being in noisy places like restaurants or trying to hear things that are at a distance. If you feel you have been missing out on listening to the world around you, there’s no reason to delay taking action – a solution may be simpler than you think. If you strain to hear in certain situations, you have two primary options: a hearing aid or personal sound amplification products (PSAPs).
Hearing aids cater to a small group within those 98 million who have moderate to severe hearing impairments. To get a hearing aid, a trained professional will test the levels of hearing difficulty, determine the right solution, and fit the person for a device. While they can be an effective solution, hearing aids are costly and many people want to avoid the negative associations with wearing one.
Hearing aids are the best option for those with persistent hearing loss, but there are many others who struggle with hearing in everyday situations like talking in a loud restaurant, watching TV or attending business meetings. People in these situations would be good candidates for alternative solutions that do not require medical intervention.
Personal sound amplification products are a hearing-assistance alternative that is quickly gaining popularity. PSAPs work by using technology to augment a person’s ability to hear. One example is Soundhawk, a system that includes a lightweight earpiece called the Scoop that features dual-microphones to elevate desired sounds while minimizing disruptive background noise. For really noisy situations, Soundhawk also includes a small wireless microphone that picks up sound at its source and delivers it to the Scoop in your ear up to 33 feet away – making it easy to hear the TV and have conversations in a loud restaurants. The system can be customized for each user with a simple mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.
Personal sound-amplification products can be ordered and used without medical intervention, plus they are more affordable; this makes them a good option for people that experience situational hearing problems. While a hearing aid can cost $2,000 or more, PSAPs typically range between $100 and $600 – much more in line with what people with lower-level hearing problems are willing to invest. Visit www.soundhawk.com to learn more.
Hearing the world around you is too valuable of an experience to miss. Now, thanks to new hearing-assistance alternatives, nobody is stuck with the stigma or cost of traditional solutions. Learn more today about what options are best for your needs.
A video of a sheep that has turned nature on its head by thinking its a dog is proving a viral hit online.
More than 310,000 people have watched the clip of 10-month-old Pet bounding around with three border collies.
Owner Mairi McKenzie, who farms in the Scottish Highlands, says Pet's unusual nature is a result of being brought up with the sheep dogs.
The lamb was brought inside the farmhouse last year by owner Mairi McKenzie after it was feared she would not survive due to her small size.
The farm dogs took her under their wing, and now she replicates their bouncy mannerisms.
Pet and her canine adoptive parents are so fond of each other they even sleep in the same baskets.
Ms McKenzie, 51, said: "She's a right character. I've never seen anything like this before - it's really unusual.
"She bonded with the dogs and they accepted her as one of them. She's still a wee bit wobbly but loves to hop, skip and jump around."
Pen Argyl Academic Wall of Fame Nominations
It is time for the Pen Argyl High School Alumni Association to select the 2015 Inductees to the Academic Wall of Fame.
This honor is bestowed on a select number of graduates or past district educators each year who have distinguished themselves through community service, academic accomplishments, as well as, advancements in their chosen profession. The creation of this distinction was to set an example of what is possible for all present and future Pen Argyl students!
This honor is different from the PAHS Athletic Hall of Fame where chosen Alumni are honored for their athletic contributions while at Pen Argyl High School.
Anyone can nominate a PAHS graduate for the Academic Wall of Fame honor. Our Academic Wall of Fame Inductees have made a meaningful contribution to the world around them, and the Pen Argyl Alumni Association is proud to bestow this honor. To nominate a graduate, please contact Jim or Heather Hunter at 610-863-9443 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2015.
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