Planned PennDOT Roadwork Next Week
(Weather May Alter Plans)
Showers and Thunderstorm /Strong Winds
A line of showers and thunderstorms with locally strong winds was approaching from the west early this evening. The line will move from west to east across eastern Pennsylvania, northeastern Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey between 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM. Locally damaging winds are expected. Strong wind gusts may take down some trees and utility wires. Power outages are possible. Secure light weight outdoor objects such as trash cans, outdoor furniture and holiday decorations. Remain indoors as the storms pass through our region. Please continue to monitor the latest forecast.
Slaters Repeat as District Champions......
The Bangor Field Hockey team defeated Southern Lehigh 2-1 to win the District XI AA championship for the second straight year in a game played at Nazareth Wednesday night. The Slaters will begin play in the state playoffs Tuesday versus the fourth seeded team from District 3 which is likely to be Twin Valley or Northern York. Photo Courtesy Slater Athletics @ Twitter.
A Great Week for Sports
by Larry Cory
Unless you have been living in a cave for the past few months you know that the 100th Bangor-Pen Argyl rivalry football game was played last Saturday with Pen Argyl winning 31-16. The Green Knights will take a 51-45-4 lead into the next century of games commencing in the fall of 2020.
Behind all that rivalry game glitz and glamour, the Bangor Field Hockey and Pen Argyl Boys Soccer teams made some stunning accomplishments of their own.
The Slaters’ Field Hockey team beat previously undefeated Southern Lehigh 2-1 Wednesday to win the District XI AA district championship for the second consecutive year. The Slater Field Hockey team and the Bangor softball team now are the only teams in school history to win back-to-back District Titles. Goals by Kaylee Holland and Reagan Heard in the second half gave Bangor the edge.
The Field Hockey team will play the District 3 number four seed which is likely to be Twin Valley or Northern York.
Southern Lehigh, which has faced Bangor in the District championship game the past four consecutive years, will not be moving on after an 18-1 season.
Meanwhile, the Green Knight boys soccer team will be facing Notre Dame Green Pond for the third consecutive year for the District XI AA championship in a game postponed from tonight until 4:30pm November 2 at Emmaus. Pen Argyl qualified for their third shot at the gold with wins over Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe.
Pen Argyl, which tied Jim Thorpe 1-1 in the opening game of season, faced the Olympians Tuesday evening now sporting a 14-2-2 record as the District’s number one seed. As indicated by the result of the first meeting between the two, Pen Argyl and Jim Thorpe played on even terms until the end of regulation. When they were still tied after two overtimes they used penalty kicks to determine the winner.
According to a published report, the Knights’ David Eibeck and Nathan DeBellis scored giving Pen Argyl a 2-1 advantage after three of the five-kicks format. On the fourth try, Jim Thorpe missed and Pen Argyl’s Dawson Frable was on target, clinching a hard-fought 4-3 win.
As an interesting backdrop to this week’s Slate Belt sports highlights, it should be noted that this week’s MLB World Series was the first in baseball history in which visiting teams won all seven games. In fact, it was the first championship to go seven games in any major sport — baseball, basketball and hockey — where the winner won all four games on the road.
Holiday Bazaar will be held Dec. 7 in the Wind Gap Middle School Gymnasium vendor will be selected on a first-come, first-served fashion. No two vendors of the same business will be permitted without prior approval in an effort to avoid duplication. Electric is NOT guaranteed. Vendors may only take up one table, unless they have purchase more space. Table space is available at a cost of $25.00 per table. Doors to the public will be open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
A completed registration form must be submitted to Spring Shank at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 501 W. Laurel Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072. Checks should be made payable to Families First. An email confirmation will be sent when registration and payment are received.
Important Information: All vendors and participants will be provided with one table and one chair. No other items will be provided by Families First or the Pen Argyl Area School District. Participant set up will begin at 8:15 am on Saturday. All items, decorations, and displays must be kept within the space designated to you. Vendors will be assigned a table upon payment. No food or drink sales will be permitted, as Families First will be running the snack stand. All participants are expected to clean up their table and area at the end of the event
Bangor GFWC Card Party
Bangor Womens Club GFWC Card Party will be held beginning at 11:30 am Thursday Oct 31 at Prince of Peace Church, Johnsonville, PA Ticket $10 per person.
Event will provide a soup and sandwich lunch with homemade cake. Afternoon snacks, table prizes and door prizes. Contact Heidi Bates at 610-599-8815 for full information and reservations.
Knights Soccer Going to Championship Game
Pen Argyl Boys Soccer defeated number one seed Jim Thorpe 4-3 on penalty kicks after the teams couldn't score in two overtimes. Pen Argyl will face Notre Dame Green Pond for the third consecutive year for the District XI AA Championship Thursday 6pm at Whitehall. PHOTO GALLERY Sbtt Photos Emily Dario
K of C Donates to Keystone Warriors
On October 22, 2019, the Fr. DeNisco Council (#3862) of the Knights of Columbus located in Bangor PA, hosted speakers from the Keystone Warriors, Paul Spurgin, executive director and Krissy Dunkle, Operations Manager. At this meeting, it was their pleasure to present this organization with a donation of $800 raised through their summer car washes. Brothers Bill Hutnik and Joe DeFranco coordinated the car wash program making this donation possible.
The Keystone Warriors is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization located in Eastern Pennsylvania that primarily aids our post-9/11/2001 enlisted men and women from all branches of the United States Military in dealing with the often difficult transition to daily civilian life. They provide a wide range of direct assistance to veterans and their families tailored to their specific needs including groceries, financial assistance, and in some cases, transportation, furniture and even housing. For more information: https://keystonewarriors.org/
Regular Slate Belt Events This Week.......
Public Service Announcements
Weona Calendars Available
After many months of hard work, the 100th Anniversary of Weona Park 2020 Calendar is completed. Put together by Walter Cole, former History teacher at Pen Argyl High School and member of the Slate Belt Heritage Center, it features pictures, past and present, of the park and events that took place there, as well as in early Pen Argyl.
This Limited-Edition Calendar is now available to purchase at a cost of $15.00, cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to “Pen Argyl Borough”. The Calendar is on display at the Blue Mt. Community Library, 216 S. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl. To purchase or for more information, call Walt Cole at 610-863-6472.
Slater Band Seeks Donations
On November 24th, 2019 the Award-Winning Bangor Slater Bands, Bangor PA, will be holding their Seventh Annual Bag Bingo and Tricky Tray event!
With the support of many local businesses and organizations we have been able to make this event a great success! Once again, we are reaching out to in hopes that you can assist us to achieve our goals.
They are currently seeking donations of prizes; such as gift cards, goods, or made up baskets to use for the raffles. Cash donations are also welcomed to help defray the costs of hosting our fundraiser. They hope that your business would strongly consider supporting us to keep music programs thriving in Our Community!
Please feel free to contact Missy Dean via e-mail email@example.com or Phone/Text 484-866-6830 as convenient for you, with any questions. They wish to have all contributions in before November 16th. Perishable donations will be picked up on 11/22 or 11/23. Local pick up will be arranged!
All sponsors will be recognized in the event program!
Donations may be mailed to: Missy Dean, Bangor Band Bingo, P.O. Box 687 Portland, PA 18351
Help Our Local Veterans
Clothing drive for VETS. New and Gently used clean-clothes, jackets, hats, scarves, pants, shirts are welcome. Drop off locations: Portland Borough Hall, Refiners Fire Ministry, Division St. Portland, Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce, 187 Blue Valley Dr, Bangor, Slate Belt Y, Pen Argyl, Waste Management, Pen Argyl, Hope UCC Church, Wind Gap, Blue Valley Farm Show, Bangor, Randy’s Automotive, 1065 W Pennsylvania Ave Pen Argyl, Sponsored by Slate Belt Council of Governments, Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce, Slate Belt Y, Valor, Yvonne Gumaer, Waste Management & area churches. For more details contact Mayor Lance at 570-856-7368
Snowshoes and Hiking Poles Available
Snowshoes and Hiking Poles are available at Jacobsburg Visitor Center, 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth every Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Borrow snowshoe equipment to use on Jacobsburg’s trails this winter! Snowshoes are available for folks of any age or shoe size, including small children. Snowshoes will not be made available during times of insufficient snow cover, usually at least six inches of snow is required. To borrow equipment, you must provide a driver’s license or other form of state issued identification.
For more information call 610-746-2801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check our website for current winter conditions and snow depth: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/WinterReport/Pages/default.aspx
You can also view and register for community programs online at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/. If you need an accommodation to participate in a program please contact the park office at 610-746-2801 or email@example.com. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
Art Workshop for Teens
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Join Bloom on Friday, November 1 at 7 PM in St. Luke's Doctor's Pavilion Laros Auditorium, 701 Ostrum St., Bethlehem for an evening of inspiring storytelling accompanied by the talented Nashville-based musical duo, the Bittersweets. This FREE event highlights Jennifer's courageous journey from life on the streets to a graduate of the world-renowned Thistle Farms Nashville program, which provides a transformative and sustainable recovery experience for survivors of trafficking and prostitution.
The Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Collaborative is comprised of several social justice organizations dedicated to fighting the fight on the front lines and includes Aspire to Autonomy, Bethlehem Rotary, Bloom, Crime Victims Council, Lehigh Valley Health Network - Street Medicine, Marsy's Law, VAST (Valley Against Sex Trafficking), and Truth for Women.
On Friday, November 1 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm join educator Rick Wiltraut for this walk through the woods of Jacobsburg in search of local species of owls such as the Eastern-Screech Owl and the Great Horned Owl. Participants should dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. The walk will start at the Jacobsburg Environmental Center. The program limited to 30 participants. Registration required http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/
Day of the Dead
Join us at Jacobsburg on Saturday, November 2 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm for a celebration of the Day of the Dead! Learn the crafts and traditions of this cultural holiday while honoring those who have passed away. Educational stations will be set up around the visitor center. Fold paper flowers to take home, compare skulls and bones, and make a glow in the dark mask. This is a free family friendly event with instruction in English and Spanish. Registration is not necessary. Stop by anytime between 12:00 and 4:00 PM.
Join Bloom for Saturday Art Journaling sessions on Saturday, November 2nd @ 12 PM. What is this one thing you need to know? You need to know THERE ARE NO RULES! Truly, no rules. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to get started! Your art journal is your place for creative expression – and so you should do absolutely whatever makes you happy and toss all reservation out the window. Don’t worry if it’s good enough – because if you enjoy the process, it most definitely 100% is perfect.
Bring your own art journal and pay just $12 for 2 hours of group art journaling and use of all of our supplies. OR purchase an art journal from Bloom (Medium Sized is $20, Large Sized is $25, or Multi Surface Journal is $25) - the first 2 hour session would be free. The following sessions would be $12 for 2 hours. REGISTER HERE
The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church welcomes you to a FREE Creamy Chicken & Noodles Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 3rd from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The church is located at 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor, PA. Questions? call 610-588-4453 or visit http://ebumc.org/.
The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church will hold a pastie sale. The selections include beef w/wo onions and broccoli-cheese w/wo onions. The cost is $5.50. To order, call Lois at 610-588-1745 by Sunday, Nov. 3rd. Pasties must be picked up at the church on Tuesday, Nov. 5th, at 3:30 p.m. The church is located at 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor, PA.
Blue and White Harvest Auction
The Blue and White Harvest Auction Saturday November 2 at Plainfield Fire Co. New design, same great fundraiser! All proceeds benefit the students of Immaculate Conception School!
This is an Adult only affair - BYOB - must be 21. Ticket includes: d’oeuvres dinner & dessert. There will be a live and silent auction, wine pull, 50-50, and tricky tray.
Tickets go on sale in August. Look for more information.
Speaker Series at Jacobsburg
Carmela M. Buono, will speak on “Land use history impacts on ant-mediated seed dispersal “ Friday, November 8 at 7:00-8:00pm.
Join us for this talk by Ph.D. student Carmela Buono from Binghamton University on her research about the status of ant-mediated seed dispersal in northeastern deciduous forests and the factors that might be impacting why we see less rates of dispersal. Registration is required http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/
Art Workshop for Teens