May 25, 2014
High 9.7 - 12
Medium High 7.3 -9.6
Medium Low 4.9 - 7.2
Low Medium 2.5 - 4.8
Low 0 - 2.4
Pen Argyl - May, 2014
MTD: 4.69 Normal: 4.12
Time to Take A Stand
On Monday, June 2 the organization of the first crime watch/neighborhood watch in Upper Mt. Bethel Township will come to reality. The meeting will be held at the UMBT municipal building off Route 512 at 7:00P.M. All concerned are invited to Take A Stand.
It is the effort of Ann Yale who was recently burglarized, losing $25,000 of jewelry.
“I’ve lost the sense of security in my own home and I’m mad, " she said. " I’m completely frustrated by the fact that from May 2013 to May 2014, 40 break-ins were reported in my community to the Pennsylvania State Police. Since our township has no police force it is time for our people to say enough is enough. We must take action ourselves to let criminals know that we’re not going to take it any more.”
Sixteen families have already signed up to take part in the formation of this organization. But we need input from as many people as possible so that we can meet your expectations of what this group can do for you. It will be a township crime watch with many small neighborhood watches because of the huge geographic area our township covers. We will be the eyes and ears for the State Police. We will learn how to be safe in our homes, to look out for our neighbors and learn how to recognize suspicious activity in general.
I hope that with the efforts and involvement of many citizens, we can make Mt. Bethel a safe community again and restore the quality of life we once had. But more important, I hope we can persuade our township supervisors to form a police force. We desperately need that protection and they are responsible to provide that for us.
Pen Argyl's Jake Krincek is ready to bunt during the Knights' 3-0 win over Catasauqua in the opening round of the District XI Class AA tournament played Wednesday at Mike Williams field in Pen Argyl. The Knights defeated Pine Grove yesterday and will play for the District title Wednesday at Coca Cola Park. (See more photos tomorrow) (See more photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Richmond Memorial Day Service
Richmond United Methodist Church is one of the oldest congregations in the area, founded in 1832. Adjacent to the church is the Richmond Cemetery where two (2) members of the Grand Army of the Republic (Civil War) are at rest.
In addition, other members of the armed forces of the United States who served in WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam are also interred.
The congregation has invited members of the U. S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, as well as members of local veterans groups and associations and their families to attend the regular worship service on May 25th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
They will then conduct a Memorial Service outside at the cemetery to honor the sacrifice veteran’s and their families have made to provide us with the freedom we enjoy every day. Following this service they have tents outside with tables and chairs for everyone to partake of hot dogs, sauerkraut, and pot luck dishes and beverages provided by the ladies of the church.
All veterans and their families are invited and welcome to attend. Please call Charlie Hentz 610-588-9044 to advise us of the number of people in your party.
Scroll Down for.......
St. Luke's Auxiliary Garden
Pen Argyl Memorial Day Service
A memorial day service will be presented at the Fairview Cemetery on Monday, May 26th, 10:00am Guest speaker will be Jim Love, music by Hope Gospel Quartet.
Refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the Pen Argyl American Legion Post 502.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 404 East Mountain Ave, Pen Argyl.
West Bangor Memorial Day Service
The West Bangor Memorial Association will hold its Annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial site, Second Street, West Bangor.
The principal speaker will be Major Mary Francis, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army of Pen Argyl. The Hope Gospel Quartet will render musical selections.
In case of inclement weather, services will be held at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church Social Hall, Verona Avenue, West Bangor
Portland - Mt. Bethel Memorial Day Service
All are invited by the Mt. Bethel-Portland Memorial Post 216 American Legion to Memorial Day services 11:00am Monday May 26 at Mt. Bethel War Memorial Route 611, Mt. Bethel, PA.
East Bangor Memorial Day Service
A Memorial Day service will be held on Monday, May 26th, at 1:00 p.m. at the East Bangor Cemetery.
The speaker will be Rev. David Felker. Rev. Felker is a Vietnam War veteran. He is presently a part-time pastor serving the Danielsville United Methodist Church.
Musical selections will be offered by the Ellis Williams Trio. There will be a roll call of those veterans who died in the past year and are now buried in the East Bangor Cemetery. A gun salute will be fired by the Martocci-Capobianco Post 750 American Legion, Roseto. Taps will be played by Larry Miller. The East Bangor Fire Co. and Civil Air Patrol will be in attendance.
In the event of rain, the service will be held at the East Bangor United Methodist Community Church, 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor. The church is sponsoring the service. For more info., call 610-588-4453.
Family Night Out at
Ask The Doc........
Are you sure E-cigs