June 7, 2014
High 9.7 - 12
Medium High 7.3 -9.6
Medium Low 4.9 - 7.2
Low Medium 2.5 - 4.8
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Pen Argyl - June, 2014
MTD: 0.75 Normal: 4.30
Pen Argyl Honor Graduates 2014
Valedictorian – Gina Baker, daughter of Elaine and Russell Baker of Pen Argyl, PA, has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 2014. Gina is ranked number 1 in a class of 111 with a Grade Point Average of 105.35%. Her achievements and activities are as follows:
Academic Awards/Honors Received: National Honor Society (11, 12); Top 5 in Class (9, 10, 11, 12); Academic Award in English (9, 10, 11); Academic Award in Science (9, 10, 11); Academic Award in Math (9, 10); Academic Award in Social Studies (10, 11); Academic Award in Foreign Language (11); Alumni Award (11); Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities & Social Sciences (11); CIU 20 Regional H.S. Computer Fair, First Place in Digital Movie Category (10); Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference, Ambassador (10); Commended National Merit Scholar (11); Lehigh University, High School Scholars Program (12); Lafayette College, First Class Program (12); The Donley Award for Excellence (12); Cohen and Feeley Best of the Best Award (12)
Activities, Clubs/Organizations: Scholastic Scrimmage (9, 10, 11, 12); Class President (10, 11, 12); Board of Education Representative (11, 12); Peer Mediator (9, 10, 11, 12); Student Forum (10, 11, 12); Diversity, Tolerance, and Awareness Club (11)
Athletics: J.V. Tennis (9, 10), Field Hockey Manager (11)
Community Involvement: Blue Mt. Community Library (11, 12), Do Something Club, Founder and President (11, 12)
Summers: Walden III: Assisted Living, directed games and activities for residents (2012); Unpaid Social Media Intern at Pennington CrossFit Gym (2013)
College Plans: Gina plans to attend Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business or The University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.
Salutatorian – Nicholas Valletta, son of Jeanette Valletta of Pen Argyl, PA, has been named Salutatorian of the Class of 2014. Nicholas is ranked number 2 in a class of 111 with a Grade Point Average of 104.32%. His achievements and activities are as follows:
Academic Awards/Honors Received: Colonial League Academic All-Star (12); National Honor Society (11,12); Top Five in Class (9, 10, 11, 12); Principal’s 90% Club (9, 10, 11, 12); First Honor Roll (9, 10, 11, 12); Alumni Award – Top Junior (11); Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award (11); Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award (11); Academic Award in Business Technology (9); Academic Award in Social Studies (9); Academic Award in Spanish (9, 10); Academic Award in Mathematics (11)
Activities, Clubs/Organizations: Treasurer of Student Government (12); Class President (9); Student forum (9, 10, 11, 12); Students Against Destructive Decisions (9, 10, 11, 12); Scholastic Scrimmage (9, 10, 11, 12); Mock Trial (10, 11, 12); Future Business Leaders of America (12); Peer Mediation (12); Reading Olympics (10, 11); Recycling Club (9)
Athletics: Basketball (9), Cross Country (11, 12), Varsity Letter (11, 12), Track and Field (10, 11, 12), Varsity Letter (11, 12)
Community Involvement: Volunteer with Grace United Methodist Church Youth Group, Lauren’s Hope Foundation, Pen Argyl Life Skills Students, The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, and the Bangor Travel Club
College Plans: Nicholas will be attending Lehigh University to major in Mechanical Engineering and will be enrolled in their Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program.
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Pen Argyl seniors await the start of commencement ceremonies at Pen Argyl High School's Alumni Stadium Friday night. (More photos tomorrow) ( Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Dotta's Annual Yard Sale
The annual Blue Valley Acres (Dotta's Development) yard sale will be held June 7 from 8:00am to 4:00pm or longer.
This is one of the area's biggest and longest running yard sales. There is always plenty to choose from. Park on the street and enjoy a nice spring walk while you visit the different sales..
Luke Hahn Foundation Truck & Car Show
The Luke William Hahn Foundation is looking for crafters, vendors, church groups, sports organizations & more to be a part of their annual Truck & Car Show on June 7th at Weona Park.
The cost is $25 per space or $20 with the donation of an item for their tricky tray & your group keeps the profit from the day!! If anyone is interested or needs ideas feel free to contact us or visit the foundation online at www.lukehahnfoundation.org
Please pass this along to your friends & family. We hope to see everyone on June 7th!
Annual Yankee Peddler Day
Spaces are available for Yankee Peddler Day June 7, at Arndt’s Lutheran Church in Forks Twp. on the church grounds located at Arndt Road and Bushkill Drive, Forks Township. The event will also feature a Pancake Breakfast benefiting their Open Arms Senior Connections program, beginning at 8:30 am and continuing with lunch through 1:30 pm in its outdoor pavilion.
Sellers can reserve a 15’ x 15’ space plus space for parking for one vehicle, for $ 20.00. Returning sellers can reserve a space for $17.00. Approximately 50 spaces will be available this year. Spaces available after May 28 (if available) will be $25.00. Parking and admission are free.
There is no rain date and no tables are provided, vendors provide their own displays and pop-up tents (no larger than 15 x 15 space) are allowed for protection from showers and sun.
To reserve a space, please contact Yankee Peddler committee chair, Rich Siegfried, at 610-252-0586 or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservation forms will also be available at the church, 1851 Arndt Road, Forks Township; call ahead for office hours, 610.253.3732
2014 Slate Belt YMCA 5K Run and Fun Walk
The Slate Belt YMCA will be holding its Annual 5K Run and Fun Walk on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at the Blue Valley Farm Show Grounds, 707 American Bangor Rd, Bangor, PA 18013. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with a 7:30 am check in. The proceeds from the event go towards the construction of the Slate Belt YMCA, located in Pen Argyl off of Pennsylvania Ave (Rt. 512).
This is a great event for walkers and runners of all ability levels. The course will take participants through the scenic neighborhoods surrounding the Blue Valley Farm Show complex. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers, male and female, in each age group. Participants and spectators are welcome to enjoy refreshments after the event. There will also be awards given to the top winners of the Poster and Billboard contest from local participating schools.
Pre-registration will be accepted through May 31st. Registrants who pre-register by March 23rd will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Registration for the event is available online at greatervalleyymca.org/slate-belt, or at the Nazareth YMCA, 33 S. Main St., Nazareth PA, 18064. Registrations will also be accepted the morning of the event.
To learn more about this event, or about how to become a sponsor, please contact Jill A'Hearn at email@example.com, or by calling the Nazareth YMCA at 610-759-3440.
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Cross Road Baptist Free Meal
The Cross Road Baptist Church on Bangor will serve a free meal 4:00pm Sunday, June 8. It is , behind the post office in Bangor at the corner of Second and Chestnut streets.. You are all welcome to come see what it is all about and have a free meal while you are there.
Columcille Remembers Fred Lindkvist
Come Dance In Remembrance and Celebration of Fred Lindkvist Columcille Co-Founder (1940-2014).
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2:00 pm at Columcille Megalith Park.
Come and share stories, songs, poems, thoughts... Plus bring drums to participate in a drum circle following the Celebration of Fred's life. ...and the dance goes on and on as does his gentle Spirit...
Ninth Annual Vets for Vettes Show
Lehigh valley’s premier car show being held on June 8 at the Blue Valley farm show. Miller Keystone blood drive from 9-1:30. Breakfast and lunch available. There are 21 classes, 63 awards plus Best of Awards.
All entrants receive a Patriotic ball cap and dash plaque! Chinese auction, 50/50, door prizes. vendors( free for vendors) ALL PROCEEDS donated to the KEYSTONE WOUNDED WARRIORS
For information call 610-841-6403..
Guided Tour of Slate Belt East
How did Martin’s Creek get its name? Where are the churches on Three Church Hill?
Join Slate Belt Heritage Center guides for an afternoon bus trip on Sunday June 8, 1-4 pm. Discover historic treasures at sites you pass every day in Upper and Lower Mt. Bethel, and Washington Townships. Stops include the Slate Museum, Hunter-Martin Museum, and Tolino’s Winery.
The narrated tour will take in some of the sites featured on the recently published Historic Tour Map. Historians Melissa Hough and Marc Blau will be the guides. Melissa Hough Is a retired curator and contributor to Bangor’s Centennial Book, 125th Anniversary Book, Slate Belt Bicentennial Heritage, and author of At the Blue Hills, a cultural history of the Slate Belt Pennsylvania Dutch. Marc Blau is a retired history teacher, coauthor of A Great Miracle Happened Here - the Jews of Pennsylvania’s Slate Belt and the guiding light behind the Heritage Tour Map.
The bus will leave the Slate Belt Heritage Center, 30 North First Street, Bangor, at 1 pm.
Advance tickets are available at the Heritage Center, Heard’s Meat Market, and Miller’s Paint Store. Tour Price $10. (plus $5. For those who wish to taste wines at Tolino’s). Call 610-599-4993 or 610-588-0735 for information or to reserve a space.
Chicken BBQ at Christ Lutheran - tentative date
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church 703 S. Delaware Dr. (Route 611), Mt. Bethel (Stone Church) will tentatively hold a Chicken Bar-b-cue on Sunday, June 8th from 12:30 pm to 5 pm. Dine in or take out. The meal includes a delicious bar-b-cue half of chicken, roll/biscuit, spiced cabbage, ice cream, brownie and beverage. The cost is $12.
For additional information or directions please call Chrissy at 610-588- 0809 or Blanche at 570-897-6612.
GriefShare Support Group
GriefShare, a support group for those dealing with the loss of a loved one, will begin meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Sessions will be held Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM for thirteen weeks at Mount Eaton Church in Saylorsburg, PA. Registration is $10, with scholarships available. Childcare is available upon request.
For more information or to register, please contact the church office at (570) 992-7050 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions to the church and more information about GriefShare may be found at www.mounteatonchurch.org.
Mount Eaton is a non-denominational church serving the west end of Monroe County, Pennsylvania since 1884. Mount Eaton Church holds worship on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings and offers a variety of programs for family members of all ages
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