CURRENT WEATHER - At 5:30pm in Pen Argyl the temperature is 23. Wind chill is 21. The wind is S at 4mph. The humidity is 92% and the barometer reads 30.01 and rising. Very light mixed precipitation occur over the next few hours.
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Bangor's Mike Martino hangs on to the ball with a defender draped over him Saturday during the Slaters' 47-46 win over NDGP 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
Lauren Steinert 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
Daryn Green (21) of Bangor and Lauren Zanette of Pen Argy hustle after a loose ball 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
Bangor's Reece Jones drives to the basket 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's Seth Benton (30) is surrounded by Pen Argyl defenders 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
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 Lauren Zanette slices through traffic to shoot a lay up 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
Bangor's Cirrah Holmqvist (5) defends Pen Argyl's Lauren Zanette (5) during the Knights' 46-34 win in a game played at Bangor Thursday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Upgrade Your Fireplace to Improve Energy Efficiency
(StatePoint) Heating and cooling your home typically comprises nearly half of the average American’s utility bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Unfortunately, a portion of that expenditure is lost.
While most homeowners know that insulating, patching and weatherizing can reduce heat loss, there is one major energy eater in your home that you may not have considered -- that charming staple of dens, family rooms and anywhere people gather: the fireplace.
Traditional masonry style wood-burning fireplaces are a leading source of indoor air loss and draft, even more so than windows and doors.
“Traditional wood fireplaces have a lot of charm, but unfortunately, they can be inefficient even when they aren’t in use,” says Becky Scribner, brand director at Heat & Glo, a leading manufacturer of gas and wood fireplaces, stoves and inserts.
However, you don’t need to sacrifice your fire this winter to lower your bill -- in fact, it’s possible to convert your fireplace into an energy efficient heat source with the following tips:
• Don’t send your hard earned money up and out the chimney. When your fireplace is not in use, make sure your chimney damper is closed. You may also install a flue sealer, which is an affordable, inflatable stopper that fits below the damper to further seal off the chimney.
• Ensure your chimney and fireplace is inspected, maintained and cleaned annually. A contractor can ensure the job is done safely and thoroughly.
• Add doors or a cover to the front of your fireplace to help reduce the draft and add a nice aesthetic.
• Consider a gas fireplace insert. In addition to lowering your energy bills and generating more radiant heat, they’re cleaner to maintain -- no ash, soot, or smoke -- and are low maintenance, turning on and off with the flip of a switch. Plus, a new insert like the Escape from Heat & Glo looks great and uses energy-saving firebox technology to increase efficiency. Learn more about the benefits of a gas fireplace insert at www.heatnglo.com/Rekindle.
• For those who love the smell, crackle and process of building a real fire, don’t despair. Pellet and EPA-certified wood inserts can be an easy, clean and efficient alternative as well.
In the pursuit of energy-efficiency, don’t say goodbye to tradition. Instead, give your fireplace a much needed upgrade.
A teenager from China reportedly cut off his own hand because he was addicted to the internet.
The 19-year-old, known only as 'Little Wang', chopped off his left hand at the wrist with a kitchen knife after leaving a message for his mother and sneaking out of his family home.
The 'web junkie', from Nantong in the Jiangsu province, left his severed hand on the ground and called a taxi to take him to hospital, according to Jiangsu TV.
"We cannot accept what has happened. It was completely out of the blue. He was a smart boy," his mother told reporters.
The unidentified woman had gone to her son's bedroom at around 11pm and found a handwritten note on the bed.
"Mum, I have gone to hospital for a while," it read. "Don't worry. I will definitely come back this evening."
Surgeons managed to reattach the hand after it was recovered by police but said they could not guarantee full mobility would return, reports The Telegraph.
There are an estimated 24 million young 'web junkies' in China and a growing number of clinics and military-style 'boot camps' designed to rehabilitate them.
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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