Town Topics Print Edition Today
The Slate Belt Town Topics has been printed and delivered to most locations by 11:00am today. Some businesses are closed today because of the snow storm. All Turkey Hills no longer have room for our papers and the Trolley Restaurant is only taking one local paper, but unfortunately, it is not the Slate Belt Town topics. You can find our papers at the Blue Valley Diner, Plainfield Diner and the Old Mill among others.
Pen Argyl players defend an inside shot, during the Knights' 48-45 heart breaking loss to Palmerton Friday night at Pen Argyl,. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Trystan Carryl (42) of Pius X fights for inside position on the low post, during the Royals' 60-55 loss to Lincoln Leadership in a game played at Pius X Thursday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Brandon Tocket (R) took a 3-1 decision over Pen Argyl's Jake Holden at 160., during the Slaters' 43-25 win over Pen Argyl. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
Cam Kichline (white) of Pius X is fouled shooting a lay-up, during the Royals' 60-55 loss to Lincoln Leadership in a game played at Pius X Thursday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bathroom sharing tips
(BPT) - Most couples acknowledge that women get the majority of space in the bathroom. In fact, men claim that just one-third of the bathroom is set aside for their things, according to the 2014 U.S. Dove Men+Care Hair Survey, and they often reach for items that belong to their partner, instead of products made for them.
Dove Men+Care, which offers hair care products made specifically for men, has partnered with well-known home improvement duo, Mark and Theresa Clement, to help men reclaim a bathroom space of their own. The Clements, who are space-maximizing pros through their own personal experiences and frequent client requests, dole out some helpful tips for sharing a bathroom with your partner:
* Mark suggests, “Even before you start organizing your space, talk about what you’re looking for! Do you like the top shelf—or do you prefer the bottom? Are you frustrated by open shampoo tops or soap left on the shower floor? Speak up! It can be helpful to organize your space together.”
* Try to keep in mind that sharing space is all about compromise. Some need more cabinet space while others need more space in the shower. Theresa advises, “Try to be flexible with your partner's requests! I love having my products easily accessible, but I know Mark does, too. Do your best to divide space according to your needs and always respect your partner's space.”
* Play with boundaries. Creating structure will remind you which area is yours…and which belongs to your partner. The Clements love “his-and-hers” shelves or shower caddies and also recommend customized drawers or cabinet space if you’re looking to invest in your home.
* Stock products for both of you. About nine in 10 men have borrowed their partners’ products, according to the 2014 U.S. Dove Men+Care Hair Survey, but many women wish they didn’t. To stop the cycle, find a product he likes, such as Aqua Impact Shampoo from Dove Men+Care Hair—and keep using your favorites!
* While you may not have an eye for decor like Theresa, putting your own stamp on the area is important. “Don’t forget about decorations,” she says. “Moving in together means creating a space for his and her tastes. Explore the colors and themes each of you prefers and find a way to combine the two for a unique style.”
Jumpstart your way to a happy bathroom, with the full range of Dove Men+Care products, and these great tips from Mark & Theresa.
Bangor's Dallas LaBar won a 13-2 major decision over Pen Argyl's Hayden Oliver at 182, during the Slaters' 43-25 win. LaBar also earned the Doug Communale award. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
The parents of a five-year-old boy have been threatened with court action because he missed a school friend's birthday party and left the hosts out of pocket. Derek Nash, from Torpoint, Cornwall, discovered an invoice for $24.00 had been put into son Alex's schoolbag after he was a "no show" at the ski center party.
Mr Nash said he originally thought the letter was a joke but now the friend's mother is threatening to take the matter to the small claims court.
The family accepted the invite to the Ski Slope and Snowboard Center just before the Christmas holidays, forgetting they had a prior family commitment.
Mr Nash said he had already arranged for their daughter to go out with her grandparents.
He said: "She [the mother] saw me and asked if Alex was coming to the party. At this time I agreed and said that Alex was looking forward to it.
"By this time we did not have a contact number, email or an address to let [the mother] know.
"So on the day of the party we asked Alex what he wanted to do - he chose to be with his grandparents."
When the children went back to school in January, Mr Nash's partner tried once more to apologise to the boy's mother but did not see her.
He said: "On January 15 she looked in Alex's school bag and found a brown envelope. It was an invoice for $24.00 for a child's party no show fee.
"I asked Alex's class teacher if [the child's mother] had given anything to her. She said, 'Yes, a brown envelope'.
"I then visited Alex's school headteacher, who couldn't apologize enough that one of the teachers had passed this on. She said she would remind all staff that this was a breach of protocol."
Mr Nash said while he sympathized with the woman, he told her he would not be paying.
She has since threatened to take the case to a small claims court, while the birthday boy will no longer play with Alex at school.
Mr Nash added: "I drive all around the South West for my job and I have talked to quite a few people about this.
"They're all quite incredulous that this has happened. I thought it was a joke to begin with. I am lost for words."
The mother of the birthday boy has not commented on the row.
Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct)
The west bound lane of the Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct) between First Street (Rte 191) and Murray Street in Bangor has been closed.
After a recent inspection it was determined that the westbound lane of the bridge needs to be closed and detoured due to in-creased deterioration to the bridge.
Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
This restriction will be in effect until construction of the new bridge, estimated to begin in late 2015.
Motorists will have two detour options:
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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