Planned PennDOT Roadwork January 6-10
(Weather May Alter Plans)
Don’t Forget to License Your Dog for 2020
The Department of Agriculture is reminding dog owners to be sure they get a license for 2020.
All dogs three months of age and older are required to be licensed. The fee for an annual dog license is $6.50, or $8.50 if the animal is not spayed or neutered.
Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification such as a microchip or tattoo. Discounts are available for qualifying older adults and persons with disabilities.
Licensing dollars support the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which inspects Pennsylvania’s kennels and ensures the health and well-being of the dogs that spend their lives there; investigates and prosecutes illegal kennels and bad actors; protects the public by monitoring PA’s dangerous dogs and investigating dog bites; and reunites licensed lost dogs with their families and helps unlicensed lost dogs find shelter.
Pennsylvania dog licenses are available for purchase through Pennsylvania’s county treasurers. To ensure you’re purchasing a legitimate license and not being scammed, skip the search engine and type licenseyourdogpa.pa.gov into your browser’s address bar find your county treasurer’s information.
Moravian Academy Defeats Bangor
Moravian Academy’s Abe Atiyah and Nevin Ferrari combined for 19 points in the first half leading the Lions to 26-16 lead over Bangor at halftime and 50-31 final in a Colonial League game at Bangor Monday evening.
From midway through the first quarter to late in the game the Slaters, playing without veteran point guard CJ Miles, could never break through the 10-point deficit en route to their second consecutive setback after winning three straight.
The Slaters (4-6) travel to Palisades Wednesday and will entertain Pen Argyl Saturday on Hall of Fame night at Bill Pensyl gym
Nate Owens led Bangor with 13 points while Carlos Colon scored 6, and Gabe Zieba 4. Justin Peterson, a 6-4 freshman, hit a three during his first stint as a starter.
Bangor Girls Lose Close Game
Meanwhile, the Lady Slaters lost a close game to the Lions 46-44 in a game played at Moravian.
Bangor trailed most of the game, but made a valiant effort in the final period only to fall a basket short of the Lions (7-3)
Sophomore Kaylee Holland scored seven of her career-high 16 points in the final quarter and Morgan Karasek added four of her 10 points, leading the Slaters' rally. Bangor outscored the Lions 13-9 in the final period after trailing 37-31 after three quarters.
Bangor senior Casey Walsh scored four from beyond the arc for 12 points. McCormick Karner scored four points while Madeline Minner was held to a seasonal-low of two points.
Bangor (7-2) will entertain Palisades (1-4) Wednesday night and will travel over the hill Saturday afternoon to Pen Argyl to play the Green Knights.
Pen Argyl Girls, Pen Argyl Boys -NO INFORMATION (If someone from those teams could take a picture of the scorebook after their games and e-mail it to email@example.com or text to 570-688-3724. The process takes less the 60 seconds. We would like to do short stories on their games like we do for Bangor, but we can't do that without the information.
Gun Club Donates to Columbia Fire Co.......
Recently, Roseto Rod and Gun Club presented Columbia Fire Co No. 1 in Roseto with a donation of $2,000 which will be used to upgrade and maintain Fire Co. equipment. Gun Club Treasurer Randy Ott said that the Fire Company has always been there to support and help out the Gun Club, and they're happy to make a donation. Fire Chief Michael Goffredo and President Robert Goffredo accepted the donation on behalf of the Fire Company and thanked them for their generosity. (L-R) Michael Goffredo, Fire Chief Columbia Fire Co. No. 1; Rick Ostrander, President Roseto Rod and Gun Club; Robert Goffredo, President Columbia Fire Co No. 1 and Randy Ott, Treasurer Roseto Rod and Gun Club.
Realty Transfer Tax Exemption Available
January 9 - 11
Book Nook Sale
Mark your calendar Blue Mountain Community Library's Semi-Annual Book Nook Sale Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:00 AM – Noon and 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Friday, January 10, 2020 10:00 AM - Noon; and Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. ALL prices are slashed in half !
The Book Nook is located on the second floor of the library.
The monthly glass painting at Bloom will be on Thursday, January 9th from 6:30-8:30pm. Join Karin & the regulars @ the Craft Bar for a fun night of glass painting. One Glass, paint & instruction all included! Additional glasses available for $5.00 ea. REGISTER HERE
Art Reception at Jacobsburg
On Friday, January 10, 2020 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm, come to Jacobsburg for a reception to celebrate the new art installation interpreting environmental balance at Jacobsburg. Sixteen teens and artist Melissa Perhamus have created a collaborative artwork inspired by nature, entitled Jacobsburg in Balance. The artists will speak about their artwork and answer questions. Help us to recognize their hard work and contribution to Jacobsburg! Registration is not required.
Library Hosting Paul Walsh
Come meet local author Paul Walsh, the Artistic Director of Literary Arts of Lehigh Valley Charter Arts High School of the Arts, Bethlehem at the Bangor Library on January 11, 2020 from noon to 1:00 PM.
He will have his new hit book Lemonade! Your attendance/ support is appreciated! The book can be ordered online at Barnes & Noble or at the library during his event. Feel free to read the book ahead of time and ask questions during the appearance!
To Order Online: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lemonade-paul-walsh/1131528837.
New Year's Brunch
The third annual New Year's Brunch Hosted by Sistah Chat Radio and Get Seen in the Poconos is set for Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 12 PM – 2 PM at Cinder Inn 91 Mill Creek Rd, East Stroudsburg.
Come for a fun filled brunch at their favorite place! Enjoy their new all season patio with them. Tickets include your meal, a adult beverage (bloody mary or mimosa) and a swag bag! They will also be awarding their 2nd Annual Woman of the Year - Founder' s Award. Join them as they celebrate the winner and the New Year!
Learn how to prepare for being outdoors in winter as well as how to use snowshoes on Saturday, January 11 from 10 to 11:30am at Jacobsburg. We’ll go for a hike in snowshoes, stopping along the way to talk about outdoor scenarios and how to prepare for them. If we don’t get any snow, we’ll 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/
The Slate Belt AARP Chapter 4135 will hold its January meeting on the 13th at the Senior Center at 1pm. If the Center is closed due to inclement weather, meeting will be cancelled also. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Join Bloom for another workshop in glass mosaic. The workshop will be done in 2 sessions - Tuesday, January 14th from 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!! REGISTER HERE
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