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Planned PennDOT Roadwork January 13-29
(Weather May Alter Plans)
The Bangor student body including, fans, players, cheerleaders, band members and more sing the school's alma mater after the Slaters ' 67-65 win over Notre Dame GP Tuesday night.
Miles' Shot in Realtime......
Miles' Shot in Slo Mo........
Bangor's Miles stuns NDGP at Final Buzzer
Bangor’s CJ Miles drove the length of the court to score on a driving, twisting, left-handed lay-up with 7 seconds left giving the Slaters a surprising 67-65 win over Notre DameGP and overcoming a super 40-point performance by the Crusaders’ Brendan Boyle.
The Slaters, which lost 67-59 to the Crusaders earlier in the year, fell behind early, trailing 13-3 midway through the first quarter. By quarter’s end, however, Bangor narrowed the gap to trail 21-16. The Slaters rallied to take a 29-23 lead in second quarter on the strength of threes by Ethan Saxe, Nate Owens and freshman Justin Petersen, but a bizarre set of circumstances led to Boyle making four consecutive free throw later that helped Notre Dame regain the lead by halftime at 35-34.
Bangor stayed with Notre Dame to take a 52-51 lead entering the final period. Problem was – Owens and Gabe Zeiba each picked up their fourth foul. Miles, however, playing only his second game after missing three games with an ankle injury, filled in the gap scoring nine of the Slaters’ 15 final points, including the game-ending thriller.
Miles led the team in scoring with 19 followed Ethan Saxe with 11 Carlos Colon 10, Zeiba 8 and Owens 7. Petersen scored a pair of threes and Quin Karner made pair of lay-ups at crucial moments of the second half.
Bangor improved to 6-8 overall and 4-7 in the league. Thursday they entertain league-leading Southern Lehigh (9-0) in game starting at 6:45.
Crusader Girls Hand Slaters Second League Loss
The Slaters girls were not so fortunate losing to Notre Dame on the road 48-35.
Early on, a three by Casey Walsh and field goals by Kaylee Holland and Madeline Minner kept the Slaters close, trailing 9-7 by the end of the first quarter.
The Crusaders standout Cassie Murphy, however, scored eight of her game-high 15 points in the second quarter, leading the Crusaders on 21-12 run and a commanding 30-19 lead at halftime. Notre Dame continued to pull away, leading 43-24 going into the final period.
In the final quarter, Walsh scored five points and Holland connected on four consecutive free throws making the final score a more respectable 48-35.
Walsh (13) and Holland (10) led Bangor in scoring. Morgan Karasek scored six. Walsh scored three from behind the arc. Bangor, 11-3 overall and 8-2 in the league, will play at Southern Lehigh Thursday night.
Paltry Third Quarter Dooms Pen Argyl
The Pen Argyl boys suffered a two-point third period leading to a 50-41 loss to Saucon Valley in game played Tuesday night.
Mat Ragozino scored eight first half points, keeping the Green Knights even 20-20 at halftime. Unfortunately, shots were not falling in the third period as the Panthers took a 35-22 lead at the end of three quarters.
Conor Fehr and Colin McKeague combined for 12 of the Knights 19-point final period, but it was a bit too little, too late allowing Saucon Valley to win 50-41.
Fehr led the Knights with 12 while McKeague scored 11. Jordan DeFelice scored a pair of three-pointers.
The Knights will entertain Moravian Academy Friday and Quakertown Saturday.
*****The Pen Argyl girls reportedly won their game with Saucon Valley last night.
PA Hemp Program Taking Apps from Growers
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s 2020 hemp program is now accepting applications from both commercial growers and processors.
The 2020 application period is open through April 1. This year, both growers and processors of hemp are required to apply. The permitting of processors is new for the 2020 program. Each individual property will require its own permit and application. A permit costs $150.
It is the second year for the program, with farmers planting just over 4,000 acres of hemp across 55 counties in 2019.
Hemp was grown in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States until after World War II but became regulated along with marijuana and its cultivation was prohibited. Unlike marijuana, hemp is also grown for fiber and seed, in addition to floral extracts, and must maintain a much lower concentration of the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, below the 0.3% legal threshold.
For more information on Pennsylvania’s hemp program, click here.
Slater Girls Clinch District Spot
Bring your family along to Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center from 6:30pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 17 for a craft activity and movie night. We’ll be screening "Magic of the Snowy Owl". Learn about the intelligent and charming Snowy Owl and how it survives in its bleak Arctic home. Craft time starts at 6:30pm and the movie starts promptly at 7:00pm. Registration is required as supplies and seating are limited. You may preview the film online: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/magic-of-the-snowy-owl-introduction/7833/
Live Bid Fur Auction
Pennsylvania Trappers Association District 10 Live Bid Fur Auction at Stockertown Rod & Gun Club (205 Le Fevre Rd. Stockertown, PA 18083), January 18th, 2020. Doors open at 8am, auction starts at 9am. PTA membership and furtaker's license required. Contact: Bob Counterman 610-759-9203.
U.S. Constitution's Meaning
On Saturday, January 18 at Bangor Library from noon to 1:00 pm, Upper Mount Bethel Township Supervisor, John H. Bermingham will present a program for youth in grades 5 to 8. The program is called "What the United States Constitution Means Today".
Annual Winter Bird Count
On Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00am to 4:00pm, spend the day counting birds at Jacobsburg and other places within a 5-mile radius of the Visitor Center. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, warm beverages and a lunch. Registration is required. You can also view and register for community programs online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/
Join Karin at Bloom Creative Studio on Saturday, January 18th @ 4 PM to create a beautiful Pine Cone Pallet painting. Cost of $25 includes all materials and instruction. Grab some friends and make an afternoon of it!
MLK Carnival at BMCL
On Monday, January 20, 2020, the Blue Mountain Community Library will be celebrating Martin Luther King, JR Day with an INDOOR CARNIVAL for children ages 3-8 years old.
The fun begins at 12:30 pm and lasts until 2:00 pm at the Library and includes Story Time – Crafts – Activities – Prizes and therapy dog “QUINCY” will be there.
All children, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to come and Join the Fun!! In keeping with MLK’s message of Service and Giving, our volunteers will be Giving their time to Serve our community.
If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food item, which will be given to the Food Mission at St. Elizabeth’s Church. The BMCL is located at 216 S. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl. Call 610-863-3029 for information or visit www.bmcl.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bmclpenargyl.
Join Bloom for another workshop in glass mosaic. The workshop will be done in 2 sessions - Tuesday, January 21st - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Choices are an 8x10 Cardinal, a 10x10 Moonlit Tree, a 12x12 Sea Turtle, a 12x12 flower or create your own simple design on a 8x10, 10x10 or 12x12 board (they can provide some guidance for a simple project). All supplies and guided instruction included. We allow up to 5 hours to complete the project. This workshop is suitable for participants 14 and older. Seating is limited - so make sure to register early!!
Bangor Lip Sync Contest
The Bangor Area High School Lip Sync contest postponed from earlier has been rescheduled for 7:30pm Friday January 24 at the M.Craig Paine Performing Arts theater at the school.
Come to Jacobsburg on Saturday, January 25 from 8:00am to 4:00pm and venture into the Delaware Water Gap in search of Bald Eagles, one of the best areas in the east to view these magnificent birds. There is also a chance that we might see a Golden Eagle or Peregrine Falcon. This is a great opportunity for photographers. Please dress for the weather, bring a lunch and binoculars. There will be a stop for coffee and snacks along the way. Registration is required.You can also view and register for community programs online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/
Birch Heart Pallet
Join Karin on Saturday, January 25th at 4 PM to create a Birch Heart Pallet just in time for Valentine’s Day!! Cost of $25.00 includes all materials and instruction. Every purchase made at Bloom is made with a purpose! You help a woman rebuild her life when you choose Bloom!
History of Snowshoeing
Learn how to snowshoe while learning the history of these helpful winter tools at Jacobsburg on Saturday, February 1 from 8:30am to 10:00am. If we don’t get any snow, we’ll focus on using trekking poles and hike in our boots. The hike will be about two miles, bring water and a snack. Wear waterproof boots and dress for the weather. Registration is required. You will be asked to specify your weight range when registering; this is to determine what size snowshoe you will need. You can also view and register for community programs online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Winter is a good time to observe animals and study their tracks. At Jacobsburg on Friday, February 7 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm you can learn how animals walk and how to identify them based on their foot shape. We'll spend the evening inside getting messy by making plaster casts. Registration is required. You can also view and register for community programs online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/
Animal Tracks & Signs
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:00am to 11:30am. Could you tell if a bobcat was in the area? An owl? Take a walk through Jacobsburg in search of animal tracks and signs. Participants should dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes. If there’s snow, we’ll take the walk in snowshoes! Registration is required. You can also view and register for community programs online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/
Did you know that you can find insects in winter? Join us on Saturday, February 8 from 1 to 2:30pm as we explore the Bushkill Creek in search of insects that are able to survive in cold, icy creeks during the winter months. Participants should dress for the weather. Boots and equipment will be provided. Registration is required. You can also view and register for community programs online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/
Bird Count and Bird Walk
Great Backyard Bird Count & Winter Bird Walk will be Hosted by Waste Management's Grand Central Environmental Education Center Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM Waste Management's Grand Central Environmental Education Center
891 Grand Central Road, Pen Argyl.
The annual winter backyard bird count walk will be a fun outdoor adventure for all ages! Together, they will count birds and report them to the Great Backyard Bird Count. Bring your winter clothes, good walking shoes (or boots - they might have snow by then!) and your camera! This walk leaves promptly at 10am from the education center.
To register, contact Adrienne Fors (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a message with our community line 1-888-373-2917.
*please watch post for bad weather event. We may reschedule*
Slate Belt Senior Center
Blue Valley Farm Show Complex
8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Slate Belt Senior Center
Blue Valley Farm Show Complex
Bangor, Pa., Phone 610-588-1224
Hours: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Meals are served at 11:30 and must be
reserved by 10:00 AM one day prior
Cancellations must be done as soon as possible.
Bangor Public Library