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From The Editor’s Desk. I don’t usually dispense unsolicited advice, and I don’t feel particularly qualified to meddle in other’s business. But, if you were to ask me something I’ve learned in my limited 28 years of life experience it’s the significance of community. And closely related to that is the importance of looking up. That’s right, I think the simple act of looking up can improve your quality of life. Recently, I ran into my neighbor who, halfkidding, chastised me a bit for ignoring her husband at our local grocery store. Apparently, I was too busy checking my cell phone and generally spacing out to notice him standing in line with me a few days prior. I felt like a real jerk; needless to say, because my neighbor and her husband are some of the nicest people I know. They often give me awesome German-style pickled vegetables, Joe Bonamassa albums and are just generally really cool folks to live a few doors down from. If only I had been following my own advice and DISCLAIMER: This issue contains photo image content that may be controversial and graphic to some readers (pages 8 & 37).

Joe Korba

was looking up instead of being distracted and probably staring at my cell phone screen sending or receiving texts. The basic element of community is interpersonal communication, without a smile and a friendly hello our neighbors are simply strangers we happen to live near. So, next time you are out and about in whatever town you live in, make sure to look up, live in the moment and maybe even make eye contact, smile, and say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to one of your neighbors. You, and your community will be better for it.

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Childcare Provider Training

A childcare provider training will be held on Saturday, December 15th from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Lehighton Annex Building, 101 N. 3rd Street, Lehighton. The training is presented by the 4-H of Carbon County. The topic is Science for all Seasons. How can you get children excited about science throughout the year? This workshop provides ideas for incorporating science into daily activities and plans for all age groups. Participants will learn how to create outdoor learning environments to support science in every season. They will also engage in handson learning activities/experiments to support their understanding of science concepts and will understand how the activities meet the Early Learning Standards. This event is a hands-on, fun filled event that provides teachers with the resources they can immediately implement in their programs. Come prepared for learning, fun and prizes! Preregistration and payment is required by December Sullivan T&C Gazette half page Carrier 1212 113.pdf 7. Fee: $ 5.00 per person. Please call 570-325-2788 or email carbonext@psu.edu for a registration form.

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Contracted Staff Needed for Snow/Ice Removal EOE

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit

“CLIU is a service agency committed to Helping Children Learn.” The CLIU is currently seeking individuals to perform snow/ice removal and related clean-up from CLIU vehicles and sidewalks at the Central office in Schnecksville. This is a contracted position that works on an as needed basis, up to 6 hours per snow/ ice event. Hours would be early morning starting between 3am- 5am, depending on snow/ice. Travel in bad weather is required. Pay Rate: $100 per event.

If interested please download an application at www.cliu.org HR Department/Employment Opportunities or call 11/27/2012 12:42:43 PM 610-769-4111 ext. 1203. EOE


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Dream Maker Awards

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Habitat Lehigh Valley ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used building supplies, furniture, appliances and home furnishings from individuals and businesses located in Northampton and Lehigh Counties. Habitat Lehigh Valley ReStore resells donated items to the general public at highly discounted prices. Proceeds from the ReStore support the building of more homes for more deserving families in the Lehigh Valley. Habitat Lehigh Valley ReStore supports the green initiatives of Reuse, Reduce & Recycle by diverting donated items from landfills. Offers free pickup of large items.

Website – www.HabitatLehighValleyReStore.org for more information about acceptable donations. Donation Hotline: 610-776-7499


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Dream Maker Awards

The 2012 Dream Maker Awards were held on November 12. Receiving awards for outstanding service to Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter for three or more years were: Nick Hawkey, host; Kim Bell, Blue Ridge Communications TV-13; Joe Urban, John Badamo and Gary Grauvogel, Blue Mt. Kodas; Jenna Smith, Susquehanna Bank in Cherryville; Darlene Brotzman, Susquehanna Bank in Walnutport; Rhiannon Rhodes, Brendan Rhodes, Julian Deppe and Margot Deppe, Bellview Pump Sales & Service; George Roberts, TV-13 Host; Rentschler’s Corp (missing from photo). The 2012 Telethon helped raise over $46,000 for Dream Come True.

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2012 Community Calendar EVERY THURSDAY Good Shepherd Church Slatington playgroup 10:30 am age 2-5. (1st & 3rd) FMI 610-7601687. Polka, Laurel Fire Co. 5 pm -7 pm (3rd & 4th Thurs.) FMI: 610-2622077. Bingo, Emerald Fire Co. 6:30 pm. Bingo, Petersville R&G Club 7 pm. Line Dance, Vigilant Fire Hall 7 pm - 9:30 pm FMI 610-760-1917. Rotary Club, Old Post Inn, Slatington 6:15 pm FMI 484-951-2468. Al-Anon Family Group, St. John’s UCC, Palmerton, 7 pm – 8 pm FMI 484-221-1026. American Legion Aux. Slatington at Legion 7:30 pm (1st Thurs.) FMI 610-760-1098. ZUMBA, Bethany Wesleyan 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm FMI 610-767-1239. Yoga, Peters Elementary school 6 pm – 7 pm FMI 610-760-0300. TOPS, Zion UCC, Lehighton. 4:30 pm FMI 610-657-1025. PA German Friends meeting. 3rd Thursday. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown. FMI: 610-264-2979. EVERY FRIDAY Preschool Story Hour, Palmerton Library 10:30 am. Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 am – 11 am FMI 610-760-0300. Bingo, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 7 pm. FMI: 610-2714321. EVERY SATURDAY Yoga, Palmerton Library 9 am FMI 570-436-1762. Cancer Connections Group Meeting, Bethany Wesleyan Church (3rd Sat.) 10 am. Tail Waggin’ Tutors Therapy Dogs, Palmerton Library (Second Sat.) 11 am – 12 pm Must Register at Library. Bingo, Diamond Fire Co., Walnutport 6:30 pm FMI 610-7678476.

EVERY SUNDAY Learning, Experience & Discipleship classes, Bethany Wesleyan 9 am & 10:30 am. Recreational Coed Volleyball (ages 15 & up), Bethany Wesleyan gym. 6:00 pm FMI 610767-1239. Bingo, Citizens Fire Co., Slatedale, 1 pm. Bingo, SS Peter & Paul School, Lehighton, 12 pm. Bingo, 197 North 6th St., Lehighton. 6:30 pm. EVERY MONDAY Book Club, Palmerton Library (Third Monday) 12 pm - 1:15 pm. Line Dancing, N’ton Gin Mill 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm FMI 610-2629010. Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Open 4 pm, bingo 6:30 pm. Bingo, Kunkletown Fire Co. 6:45 pm FMI 610-381-2674. Bingo, Northampton Community. Ctr. Doors 5:30 pm, bingo 7 pm. Bingo, Schnecksville Fire Co. 6 pm. Bingo, West Coplay Maennerchor 7pm. Bingo, 63 A Greenbriar Bath. Greenbriar Village, Bath. 6 pm FMI 484-287-5217. Knitting Club, Palmerton Library (1st Monday ) 6 pm - 8 pm. TOPS, Dinkey Church, Ashfield 5:30 pm FMI 610-852-2976. Competitive Coed Volleyball (ages 15 & up), Bethany Wesleyan gym 6:30 pm FMI 610-767-1239. Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 am -11 am FMI 610-760-0300. Zumba, Vigilant Fire Co. 6 pm 7 pm FMI; 610-760-0300. Al-Anon Family Group/Serenity Seekers, United Methodist Church, Aquashicola/Palmerton, 7 pm -8 pm FMI 484-477-9697.

EVERY TUESDAY Bingo, Bowmanstown Fire Co. 6:30 pm. ZUMBA, Bethany Wesleyan 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm FMI 610-767-1239. EVERY WEDNESDAY Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Open 4 pm, bingo 6:30 pm. Bingo, Our Lady of Hungary, Northampton 7 pm. Preschool story hour, Slatington Library 11 am. Individualized Basic Computer Class, Northampton Library 6 pm - 8 pm FMI 610-760-0207. Alzheimer’s Support Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe. 6:30 pm (1st & 3rd ) FMI 610-392-2380. Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 7:00 pm - 8 pm. Zumba, Gold Vigilant Fire Co 10 am - 11 am. LINE DANCING, 7-9:30 p.m. NEW! Absolute Beginner classes starting Oct. 6 at Vigilant Fire Hall, (address). Beginner lessons 6:30. $6 per person. 610-760-1917 Homework Helpers, Palmerton Library 3 pm - 4:30 pm FMI 610826-4962.

Friday, December 7 Franklin Twp. Lion's Festival of Light Phifer Ice Dam Park. Lehighton. NCCC Community Concert. 7:30 pm. Lipkin Theatre. Slatington Christmas Tree Lighting 7 pm at Slatington Memorial Park.

Saturday, December 8 Franklin Twp. Lion's Festival of Light Phifer Ice Dam Park. Lehighton. Christmas at the Northampton Area Historical Society Siegfried Railroad Station 10am-2pm. FMI: 610-262-4748. Peace Pilgrimage. Nazareth to Bethlehem. FMI: www.peacewalk.org.


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2012 Community Calendar

Forgotten Felines Vaccination Clinic, Breinigsville. 8am-12pm. FMI: 610-301-5025. Kreidersville Covered Bridge Tree Lighting 4:30pm.

Sunday, December 9 Franklin Twp. Lion's Festival of Light Phifer Ice Dam Park. Lehighton. Upper Lehigh Lions AYCE Breakfast – Schnecksville Fire Co. 8am-1pm. FMI: 610-7700244. Holiday Vendor Event, Christ UCC Bath. 1-6pm. Lehigh Township Historical Centre, Holiday Open House, Indian Trail Park, Route 248, Pennsville, 1-4 pm FMI 610767-5989.

Monday, December 10 LT Historical Society meeting, 7 pm, LT Historical Centre, Indian Trail Park, Pennsville. Northern Lehigh North Pole, Vigilant Fire Co. 5-9 pm.

Tuesday, December 11 Children’s Christmas Party at Palmerton Area Library. 6:30-7:30pm. Northern Lehigh North Pole, Vigilant Fire Co. 5-9 pm.

Friday, December 14 Franklin Twp. Lion's Festival of Light Phifer Ice Dam Park. Lehighton.

Blood Drive – Northern Lehigh High School. 8am-1pm. Email revans@nlsd.org or call (610) 767-9832, x #1243.

Wednesday, December 19

Saturday, December 15

Friday, December 21

Franklin Twp. Lion’s Festival of Light. Phifer ice Dam Park, Lehighton.

Sunday, December 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day AYCE breakfast buffet, LT Country Garden 610-767-8600. LT Historical Centre Holiday Open House, Indian Trail Park, Pennsville, 1 - 4 pm. Historical items available. Safe Haven Pet Rescue Adoption Day at Tractor Supply, Brodheadsville. 11am-3pm. FMI: safehavenpa.org.

Monday, December 17 Northern Lehigh North Pole, Vigilant Fire Co. 5-9 pm.

Tuesday, December 18 National Roast Suckling Pig Day Northern Lehigh Community Center meeting Vigilant Fire Co. 6:30 pm FMI: 610-760-0300. The Slatington Lions Club dinner meeting at the Slatington Moose Lodge 6:45 pm Northern Lehigh North Pole, Vigilant Fire Co. 5-9 pm.

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Blood Drive First UCC, Palmerton. 12:30-5:30. FMI: 610826-2097. Hamburger Day Palmerton Food Pantry open 9:30 – 3:30 St. John’s Lutheran Church, Palmerton. FMI: 610826-4335. Franklin Twp. Lion's Festival of Light Phifer Ice Dam Park. Lehighton.

Saturday, December 22 First Day of Winter Franklin Twp. Lion’s Festival of Light. Phifer ice Dam Park, Lehighton.

Sunday December 23 AYCE Breakfast at Bowmanstown Fire Co. 9am – 12:30 FMI: 610-852-2722. Franklin Twp. Lion’s Festival of Light. Phifer ice Dam Park, Lehighton.

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Tuesday, December 25 Christmas – Office Closed

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Off The Shelf Check Out Free E-Books!

If you have a PC, Kindle, a Nook, iPod, or any other e-book reader, you can check books out for free from the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library. All you need is a current Public Library card, which is free for residents at most area libraries. Go to http://cldl.lib.overdrive.com and “check it out.”

Palmerton Area Library News

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December is an exciting month at the Palmerton Area Library. The library is sponsoring a Bag Sale during the whole month. The public is invited to purchase a new library tote bag for $5.00 and then head to the basement book sale and fill the bag one time for free. Items in the book sale include hard cover and paperback books, kids’ books, CD’s, DVD’s , videos, puzzles and more. We are constantly adding new items as they arrive so stop in often. On Tuesday Dec. 11 from 6:30- 7:30 the Teen 11/27/2012 12:39:20 PM Group is sponsoring a Children’s Christmas party free of charge. Kids ages 3 through grade 3 are


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invited to come to the library in your pajamas to hear stories & music, make a craft & enjoy a delicious snack. Everyone who attends will receive a gift from the library. The Third Monday Book Club will meet on Monday Dec. 17 at noon to discuss the book Paris Wife by Paula McLain. New members are welcome. In September at the Palmerton Area Library Golf Tournament the MC, Mr. Billy Cyr issued a challenge to Palmerton that if they could raise $2,500 before the end of 2012 he would match that amount and give the library $2,500. The library is proud to announce that thanks to the generosity of our patrons and the people from the Palmerton area we have reached that goal. The library wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Billy Cyr for issuing the challenge and for the library supporters in the area for responding by donating the money needed. Thank you to everyone who made it possible to complete the challenge! Remember to check the library website at palmertonarealibrary.com for a complete calendar of events, hours, closings, and access to the library catalog and other resources. For more information about any library activities please call the library at 610-826-3424.

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•Embroidery •Corporate Apparel, Your Logo on Shirts, Caps, Aprons, Jackets & Bags •Fund Raising – Family Reunion Merchandise •Personalized Gifts

Call for Hours 610-767-7541 or 610-428-8929 Close Out Merchandise While Supplies Last Can Be Embroidered for Reduced Price Great For Business or Personal Gifts Also, Starting in November Bulldog Merchandise Saturday Mornings 9 – 11:30 a.m.

LEHIGH TOWNSHIP LIONS OFFER FREE EYE EXAMS FOR LEHIGH TWP RESIDENTS The LEHIGH TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB is offering a FREE eye exam to residents of Lehigh Township, regardless of age, who are not covered by Eye Care Insurance. The eye exam will be performed by Walnutport Family Eye Care. To take advantage of this important and FREE opportunity, which ends Dec. 31, 2012, please contact Wayne A. Benninger, Community Action Chairman for the Lehigh Township Lions Club, at 610-349-3596 or any other Lehigh Township Lions Club member.

As part of a public service project, the eye exam fees will be paid by the Lehigh Township Lions Club..... serving Lehigh Township since I951.

This offer is limited to the first 200 qualified respondents.


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Diamond Fire Company New Year’s Eve Double Game

110 Main Street, Walnutport, PA 18088

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Meal is from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm Game starts 6:30 pm Package Deals $40.00 40 Reg. Games $30.00 each Jr. Jackpot Coverall $200.00 each 2 jackpot Coverall $750.00 each 2 free package deal every Sat. night for 2013 Refreshments Between Sessions Tickets Needed for Reserve Seating B.Y.O.B. For More Information Call 610-767-8476


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Santa’s Mailbox

The Danielsville Post Office will have a special Santa mailbox in their lobby where children can drop their letters to Santa. A special letter will be mailed back to any child mailing a letter to Santa. To guarantee a return letter from Santa in time for Christmas, please have the letter in the mailbox by Dec 20th. Please include the child's full name and return address.

Christmas on Main

Christmas on Main Annual Tree Lighting hosted by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce will be held in Slatington on December 7 at 7 p.m. The tree, located at Slatington Memorial Park on Main and 2nd Streets, is decorated and will be lit following a program and refreshments. Santa will arrive to help light up the tree and the Christmas lights of Slatington. Please join the your friends for a fun filled holiday evening.

Calvin Styron - 24 on Nov. 16th Ashton Elmore - 6 on Nov. 21st Lee LaPlante - 78 on Nov. 29th Daniel Holecz - 16 on Nov. 29th

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Tree Lighting at the KCB The Kreidersville Covered Bridge Association will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony on the grounds surrounding the historic Kreidersville Covered Bridge on Saturday December 8, 2012 between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. (in case of bad weather, it will be rescheduled for December 9, 4:30-5:30.) The tree lighting ceremony will include: free cookies and hot chocolate, a tremendously warm and pleasing bonfire, caroling, and even a special visit from Santa himself aboard an Allen Township fire truck. The KCB Gazebo will be the center of attention with the stage set for the tree lighting and carolers signing from the Good

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Shepherd Catholic Church. In addition to the delicious treats, there will be a raffle of Crayola inspired baskets and KCB merchandise photo: T&C Gazette Files available for purchase. These proceeds will go towards further preservation of the KCB. All other parts of the festivities are entirely free and open to the public.

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December's meeting will be the annual Christmas party for members and guests. Members may call Linda or Kathy with questions concerning the December meeting. During the winter months, next year's agenda will be planned. Regular monthly meetings will resume in March of 2013.

R.J. Smith - 22 on Nov. 30th Morgan Fehnel - 14 on Dec. 1st Elvin Kleppinger - 69 on Dec. 1st Evelyn Horn - 59 on Dec. 1st Connie Nagy, President of Indianland Garden Club and Dan Kunkle of Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Garden Club Donates to Nature Center

At the November meeting of the Indianland Garden Club a donation was made to Dan Kunkle for the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. Dan thanked the club for their donation and spoke about upcoming projects at the center. During the 2012 season, donations were also given to NCACC (Good Grower's Club) and the Lehigh Township Historical Society.

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Mario Cesare, Lehighton HHTLC Volunteer of the Year - 2012.

Laura DeHart, New Ringgold HHTLC “Volunteen” of the Year - 2012.

Horses & Horizons Thereapeutic Learning Center Honors Outstanding Volunteers At its recent year-end party, Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. recognized two area residents as outstanding volunteers for 2012. Mario Cesare of Lehighton was named the organization’s Volunteer of the Year, and Laura DeHart of New Ringgold was “Volunteen” of the Year. Cesare has been a volunteer for the therapeutic horseback-riding program for more than five years. This year, he volunteered for all three sessions of riding lessons, alternately serving as both horse leader and side aid. He was more than willing to substitute for volunteers who were unable to fulfill their lesson obligations, and he helped with the non-profit’s fundraisers and special events. Cesare is a supervisor at Shaffer Industries. This was DeHart’s first official year as a volunteer at Horses & Horizons. Last year, prior to reaching the required minimum age for lesson volunteers, she helped with various odd jobs during lessons. This year, DeHart served in both roles of horse leader and side aid. In addition to her scheduled volunteer lessons, she could be

relied on to fill in for volunteers who were unable to help in other lessons. She also assisted with exercising the program’s lesson horses. DeHart is a member of the National Junior Honor Society at Tamaqua Middle School where she is in the eighth grade. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her two horses. The purpose of Horses & Horizons’ annual yearend event is to show appreciation of its volunteers, and to recognize the achievements of its riders. It was held on November 4th at the Zion’s Stone Church hall near the town of Snyders. Executive Director, Harvey Smith presented certificates of appreciation to its more than fifty volunteers and certificates of achievement to its riders. Horses & Horizons is a registered non-profit organization, which is staffed entirely by volunteers. It operates from Harvey and Elaine Smith’s Helping Horse Farm, located between Tamaqua and New Ringgold. The center serves children and adults with a wide variety of disabilities. It holds riding lessons from May through October. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or enrolling a rider can visit the website at www.horsesandhorizons. org or call Harvey or Elaine Smith at 570-386-5679.

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Pet Page

Beamer-I am a loving and playful tiger boy. I was found along the road near the shelter at only a few weeks old. I am now at the shelter playing with my friend "Gabby" who came in about the same time I did. It would be great if we could go together. I am neutered,up to date on shots and Leukemia neg. Please call the shelter if you want to come see me. A vet reference helps. 610-7609009. More about Beamer: • Spayed/Neutered Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained Primary color: Brown or Chocolate • Coat: Short

her obedience. Mocha loves other dogs, and is currently living with another female and a male pit bull. We prefer to adopt her out as the only dog or matched with a male dog that can keep up with her. They love to play and spend time together burning off that extra energy. We always recommend slow introductions with our breed. Also education is a must! Please visit www.pbrc. net and www.realpitbull.com there is no such thing as too much information! Mocha is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and ready for a home, she is negative for heartworm and parasites and on prevention. If you are interested in her please apply at www.pbrc.net by searching Sunrays Pit Bull Rescue in Easton PA. If you have questions please e-mail us at SunraysPitBulls@aol.com or call us at 610-844-1094 More about Mocha Latte: Spayed/Neutered Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained

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Mocha Latte Pit Bull Terrier Size: Large Age: Young Sex: Female

Miss Mocha Latte as we lovingly call her is a beautiful chocolate female with a huge personality. She is a very smart girl, and her looks are just that cherry on top. Poor Mocha was running the streets in Easton PA. She was picked up by a caring family who took her into safety until a rescue or shelter was able to take her in. We stepped up for this beautiful dog. She is now about a year old, crate trained, and working on

Safe Haven Pet Rescue Adoption Day

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an Adoption Day on Sunday, December 16 from 11-3 at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville. Safe Haven will have many beautiful young dogs available for you to meet and get to know. Safe Haven requires a Pre Adoption Application with references and a home visit prior to adoption. Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes. Shelter killing is the number one Continued on Page 23 Wishing Our Clients A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Senior Citizens Corner Following are the menu selections for the Area Senior Citizen Centers. Please make your meal reservation at the appropriate center. Slatington Senior Community Center 425 Kuntz Street, Slatington (610) 767-1250 Cherryville Senior Center. 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville (610) 767-2977 Northampton Senior Center 610-262-4977 Also note that menu items may change without prior notice.

Lehigh County

Meal reservations must be made one day in advance by calling (610) 767-1250 between 9:30 and 11:00 am. You may also register on a weekly basis. Cancellations, when necessary, are to be called to the Center Manager at (610) 767-1250. Thursday, Dec. 6 – Yankee Pot Roast, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Wheat Bread, Tropical Fruit Friday, Dec. 7 – Breaded Pollack, Vegetable Rice, Mediterranean, Medley, Wheat Bread, Banana. Monday, Dec. 10 – Happy Hanukkah, Cheese Lasagna, w/Marinara Sauce, Meatballs, Italian Blend Veggies, Dinner Roll, Diced Pears. Tuesday, Dec. 11 – Chicken Picatta, Wild Rice, Amer

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Blend, Veggies, Wheat Bread, Fresh Fruit . Wednesday, Dec. 12 – Stuffed Green Peppers, w/ Tomato Sauce. Mashed Potatoes. Carrots. Wheat Bread. Fruited Yogurt. Thursday, Dec. 13 – Pork Loin, Mashed Yams, Braised Red, Cabbage, Apple Muffin, Mandarin Oranges. Friday, Dec. 14 – Baked White Fish, Roasted Grains w/ veggies, onions, roll, banana. Monday, Dec. 17 – Chili con carne, rice, Capri blend veggies, mini corn muffin, orange. Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Rotisserie Baked chicken w/gravy, beets, stuffing, rye bread, pineapple tidbits. Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Baked ham w/raisin sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, roll, angel food cake.

Slatington Senior Center

Slatington Senior Center activities include: Penny Bingo - Monday and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:15 pm, Pinochle - 1st and 3rd Monday from 9:00 to 11:15 am. Health Programs, crafts and dominoes are held on a daily basis. The center is open 9:30am-1:15 on weekdays with a hot meal served at 11:45am.

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Monday, Dec. 3 – Navy Bean Soup; Maple Glazed Turkey Burger w/Lettuce & Tomato on a Wheat Roll; Sour Cream Cucumber Side; Pumpkin Roll Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Pasta; Tossed Greens w/Italian Dressing; Italian Bread w/ 4571 CLOVER HILL CIRCLE SERVING THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY

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Marg; Dark Sweet Red Cherries Wednesday, Dec. 5 – New England Clam Chowder; Grilled Chicken Breast w/Lett/Tom/Mayo on Bun; PA Dutch Potato Salad; Tropical Fruit Thursday, Dec. 6 – Macaroni, Ham & Cheese; Stewed Tomatoes; Romaine Salad w/Ranch Dressing; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Iced Brownie Friday, Dec. 7 – “Happy Hanukkah!” Beef Brisket; Potato Latkes; Chilled Applesauce; Rye Bread w/Marg; Jelly Doughnut Monday, Dec. 10 – Chili Con Carne w/Cheddar Cheese Garnish over Bread Bowl; Broccoli Raisin Salad; Chilled Pears Tuesday, Dec. 11 – Pork Stir Fry; Rice; Waldorf Salad; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Cherry Turnover Wednesday, Dec. 12 – Beef Vegetable Soup; Meatball Sandwich w/Mozzarella Cheese; Tossed Salad w/ Italian Dressing; Mandarin Oranges Thursday, Dec. 13 – Chicken Noodle Bake; Sliced Carrots; Wheat Roll w/Marg; Fresh Pineapple Tidbits Friday, Dec. 14 – Italian Wedding Soup; Marinated Turkey Cutlet; Red Potatoes; Succotash; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Peanut Butter Cookie Monday, Dec. 17 – Homemade Chicken Croquettes/ Gravy; Mashed Potatoes; Garden Blend Vegetables; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Bread Pudding Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Chicken Corn Chowder; Fried Haddock Sandwich w/Lett/Tom/Tartar Sauce; Potato Chips; Cole Slaw; Birthday Cake; Vanilla Ice Cream Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Tomato Soup; Pork Cutlet Madeira; Wide Noodles; Creamed Corn; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Sliced Peaches

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AARP Meeting

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet on Wednesday December 12, 2012 for the Christmas Party at the Allent Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road, Northampton PA 18067. Doors will open at 11:00 noon. Enterainment will be music. Refreshments will be served. Anyone the age of 50 and up are welcomed as members of Chapter 3915.

Safe Haven Pet Rescue Adoption Day Continued from Page 21 cause of dog deaths, and Safe Haven has saved over 600 lives so far. Safe Haven Rescue needsVolunteers to help with Adoption Days, fundraising, transporting dogs to vets and groomers, and Fostering homeless dogs until they find their forever homes. If you are an animal lover, we would love to meet you. Help us save homeless dogs! For more information about Safe Haven, and to find a list of dogs available for adoption and Adoption Applications, please visit www. SafeHavenPa.org . Contact Safe Haven at SafeHaven@epix.com . Join Safe Haven Pa on Facebook.

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Miller Blood Drive In Palmerton Dec. 19th Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct its bimonthly community blood drive on Wednesday, December 19th, at the First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Boro Hall. Registration hours are 12:30 to 5:30 P.M. This drive is sponsored by Larry and Sandra Engle, and Janet Snyder. The holiday season is always a difficult time for blood drives. Please take an hour out of your busy schedule to donate. If a family member or friend has had or will need blood in the near future, dedicate your donation to them. Ask the Registrar for a dedication card. If you are fortunate enough not to have a personal need, remember that your donation

can save up to three lives. Anyone over 17 years old, weighing at least 110 pounds, in general good health, and who has not donated in the previous 8 weeks is eligible. To make an appointment, or for more information, call George at 610-826-2097. People with appointments are given priority at registration, but walk-ins are also welcome. Mark your calendar, the Blue Mt. Town & Country Gazette will host a Blood Drive on Friday January 18 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please register today by calling 610-767-9600. Everyone who registers and donates at this January Blood Drive will be registered to win a $500 Visa Gift Card, courtesy of MKBC.

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LCTI September Students of the Month The administration, faculty and staff of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute have selected the September 2012 Students of the Month. Award recipients are selected by the instructor of each respective lab in recognition of their achievement during the previous month.

Joseph Johnson, Electrical Technology, Catasauqua Alexandra Abruzzi, Advertising Design/Commercial Art, Northern Lehigh Jonathan Everitt, Gas Engines/Recreational Vehicles, Northern Lehigh Jeffrey Menjivar, Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology, Northern Lehigh Brent Novitsky, Precision Machine Tool Technology, Northern Lehigh

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Austin Sodl, Drafting/Computer Aided Design, Northern Lehigh Nicholas Young, Commercial Baking, Northern Lehigh Scott Becker, CAP Electrical Construction, Northwestern Lehigh Ashley Everett, Health Occupations/Health Related Technology, Northwestern Lehigh Austin Fenstermaker, Precision Machine Tool Technology, Northwestern Lehigh Kirsten Fisher, Emerging Health Professionals, Northwestern Lehigh Elizabeth Johnson, Emerging Health Professionals, Northwestern Lehigh Lynne Kovalchik, Advertising Design/Commercial Art, Northwestern Lehigh Kasey Schaffer, Health Occupations/Health Related Technology, Northwestern Lehigh Kyle Snyder, Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology, Northwestern Lehigh Dillon Turner, Heating/Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Northwestern Lehigh Amanda Williams, Drafting/Computer Aided Design, Northwestern Lehigh Eric Anderson, Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology, Parkland Fred Andrews, Carpentry, Parkland Alexander Dilliard, SOC Material Handling, Parkland Gretchen Helfrich, Dental Technology, Parkland Abigail Ptak, Commercial Photography/Electronic Imaging, Parkland Mason Rumble, Welding Technology, Parkland Bette Seifert, SOC Hospitality Services, Parkland.


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Chrissy’s Corner By: Chrissy Zopf When I picked up The Burn Journals in my school library I didn't know what to expect. The memoir by Brent Runyon, written in 2004, is a tale that takes the reader through the mind of fourteen-year-old Brent, preand post-accident. After three attempted suicides, Brent decided that this time he was going down in flames—literally. Dosing his bathrobe in gasoline, and lighting it, Brent is ready for the end, until the pain becomes too excruciating. He is taken to the hospital, where he begins the healing process, both physically and mentally, that will encompass nearly a year of his life. He bounces between hospitals and rehab centers, encountering countless surgeons, doctors, psychologists, physical therapists, and even celebrities, until finally Brent is ready to face his peers and have a second chance at a normal life. The Burn Journals offers a unique perspective, one that cannot be created by the imagination, but only from the eyes of the survivor. This book had me on the edge of my seat, cheering Brent on throughout his recovery. I believe anyone can find a part of themselves inside of fourteen year old Brent Runyon, whether it be his pre-accident selfcontempt or his drive to accept himself throughout

his healing process. The Burn Journals sends three very important messages. The first being both a message and a challenge: accept yourself for who you are. The second is the importance of family, in both trying times and not-so-trying times. Finally, Runyon's recovery proves that there is someone, somewhere, who you can lean on, and things will get better. This memoir is a must-read for teens everywhere.

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personal behavior in a manner to be admired and respected. TAURUS- April 21 to May 20--Your workload becomes lighter, actually permitting you to be productive. Think before you speak! GEMINI- May 21 to June 20--Keep your surroundings orderly and neat. There’s little to be admired in a sloppy existence. CANCER- June 21 to July 22--No matter how much education you feel you have, no one ever has enough. One should never stop learning. LEO- July 23 to Aug. 22--Put a little fun in your life. Become involved with a social organization or plan your own entertainment by inviting friends over. VIRGO- Aug. 23 to Sept. 22--Play the role of diplomat, but if you feel someone has been mistreated stand up for her. LIBRA- Sept. 23 to Oct. 22--If someone you love seems thoughtless, don’t let it bother you. The slight was unintended.


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Church Directory Agape New Testament Fellowship Schnecksville, 610-216-5611 (N) W - 10 am, Jr. Church 10:45 am All Saints Episcopal Church Lehighton 610-377-2675 W – 10 am, SS 9 am Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church Slatington, 610-767-2214 W- Sat. 5 pm Sun. 8:30 & 10:30 am Ben Salem United Church of Christ Lehighton 570-386-3870 W-8:15/10:30 am SS (all ages) 9:15 am Bethany Bible Fellowship Church Whitehall, 610-434-8661 W-10:30 am & 6 pm SS 9 am Bethany Wesleyan Church Cherryville, 610-767-1239 (N) Sat. 5 pm – Encounter. Sun. 9 & 10:30 am - Worship Wed. 6:30 evening programs. Bethel U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-1898 W-10 am SS 9 am Blue Mountain Community Church Palmerton, 610-826-8402 W-9:15 am, Study Group 11:15 am Calvary Bible Fellowship Church Walnutport, 610-767-7447 W- 10 am Chapman Quarries United Methodist Bath 610-837-0935 (HA) W- 11 am SS 10 am Christ’s Church at Lowhill UCC New Tripoli W-10:30 am, S.S. 9:15 am Christ U.C.C., Little Moore Danielsville, 610-837-6051 W-9 am SS 10:15 am Christ U.C.C. Walnutport, 610-767-1601 W-10 am, SS 9 am Concordia Lutheran Church Northampton 610-262-8500 W-9 am SS 10:15 am Covenant United Methodist Church Danielsville 610-837-7517 HA W- 8 & 10:30 am SS 9:15 Ebenezer United Church of Christ New Tripoli, 610-298-8000 SS 9 am; W 10:15 am Egypt Community Church Egypt 610-262-4961 (HA) W-10:30 am SS 9 am Emmanuel UCC Bowmanstown W-9 am SS. 10:15 am Faith Independent Church of Christ Walnutport W-10 am SS 9 am Faith Alive United Methodist Church Bowmanstown 610-852-2805 W-8:30 am & 10:45 am SS 9:45 am

First UCC Palmerton W-9 am SS 10 am Friedens UCC Slatington, 610-767-7099 HA W- 9:30 am God’s Missionary Church Northampton 610-262-4412 W-10:30 am & 7 pm SS 9:30 am Good Shepherd UCC Slatington, 610-767-9680 (HA) W- 8:30 & 11 am SS 9:30 am Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville (N) W-8 am, 9:45 am & 10:45 SS 9:30 Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) Sun. 10 am – SS. 10:30 am - Worship Grace United Church of Christ Northampton W- 10:30 am, SS 9:15 am Heidelberg Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-1526 Worship – 11 am. SS – 9:45 am Heidelberg UCC Irvin & Church Rd. Heidelberg, 610767-4740 (HA) Worship - 8:30 am. SS-9:45 am Heritage Baptist Church Orefield, 610-395-4970 (N) W- 10:45 am, SS 9:30 am Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-2668 (HA/N) W- 10:30 am, SS 9:15 am Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526 Worship - 8:30 am Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Palmerton (HA/N) W-8 & 10:45 am, SS 9:30 am Hope Lutheran Church Cherryville, 610-767-7203 (HA/N) Sun. Worship – 8 & 10:30 am. Church School – 9:15 am Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-3365 W-10 am, SS 9 am Jerusalem Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-681-5200 W- 10:15 am, SS 9 am Jerusalem UCC Palmerton, 610-681-4412 W-9 am & 10:30 am Kingdom Life Family Center Orefield (N) W- 10 am Living Hope Lighthouse Palmerton, 610-826-2201 W- 10 am Living Stone Fellowship New Tripoli ,610-298-3020 W - 10 am

Northampton Assembly of God Cherryville Rd. 610-262-5645 W- 10:15 am & 6 pm SS 9:30 Parryville United Methodist Church 610-377-5538 W- 10:30 am SS 9:30 am Sacred Heart Church Palmerton (HA) Sat. 5pm, Sun. 8:30 & 11 am Salem United Methodist Church Danielsville (N) W- 9:30 am, SS 11 am Salem United Methodist Church Aquashicola 610-826-2577 W – 11 am, SS 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday Fellow10:30 am Salem United Methodist Church Slatedale, 610-767-5632 W - 9 am, Prayer & Song 8:45 am Shepherd’s Chapel www.shepherdschapel.com Regional online fellowship St. John’s Episcopal Palmerton W- 8 and 10:30 am Slatington Baptist Church Slatington, 610-767-6276 W- 10:45 am, SS 9:30 am St. John’s Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-6361 W- 8:00 & 10:15 am, SS 9 am (N) St. John’s U.C.C. Palmerton (HA) W- 10 am, SS 9 am St. John’s UCC Rising Sun Rd. Laury's Station (HA) W- 10:15 am SS 9 am St. John’s UCC Slatington 610-767-5554 (HA/N) W- 9 am SS 10:30 am St. John’s UCC of Howertown Northampton, 610-262-8666 (HA/N) W- 8 & 10:15 am, SS 9 am St. Matthew's ELC Lehighton, 610-377-2972 W- 9 am, SS 10:30 am St. Nicholas R.C. Berlinsville, 610-767-3107 W- (M-F) 8:30 am, Sat 4:30 pm, Sun 8, 9:30 & 11 am St. Paul’s UCC of Indianland Cherryville, 610-767-5751 (HA/N) W-10:30 am SS 9 am St. Paul’s UCC Northampton, 610-261-2910 W- 10:15 SS 9 am St. Peter’s Church of Emerald Emerald 610-767-6233 W-10:15 am, Com. 1st Sun. SS 9 am St. Peter’s UCC Northampton (HA) W-10:15 am, SS 9 am


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Church Directory St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Palmerton Divine Liturgy 9:00 am The Church of God Palmerton 610-826-4972 W-10:15 am Trinity EC Church Berlinsville 610-767-1167 W 9 am, SS 10 am Trinity EC Church Slatington 610-760-2090 W-10 am, Bible Study Wed 6:30 Trinity Lutheran Church Lehighton. 610-377-4303 W –Sun. 9am (N) SS – 10:15 am Dec. 9 – Sunday School program “Miracle in the Manger” Trinity UCC Coplay. 610-262-8933 (HA, N) W – 9:30am, SS – 11am. W – Thurs. 7pm. Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 (N) W 8 & 10:45 am, SS 9:15 am United Presbyterian Church of Slatington Slatington, 610-767-8113 (HA) W-10:30, SS 9:30 Union United Church of Christ Neffs, 610-767-6961 (HA/N) W- 8 & 10:30 am, Children10:30

Valleyview Baptist Church Northampton 610-837-5894 (HA & N) W – 10:45 am & 6 pm. SS – 9:30 am Walnutport 7th-Day Adventist 610-767-8939 W- 9:45 am, SS 11:00 am Whitehall Mennonite Church Egypt, 610-262-1270 (N) W-10 am, SS. 9 am Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 SS 9 am, W 10:30 am (N) Zion UCC Lehighton, 610-377-1191 W 8:15 am, SS 9 am Zion’s Stone UCC Northampton, 610-262-1133 W 9 am

Zion Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-837-8469 W-10:30 am, SS 9:30 am Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) SS - 9 am, W 10:30 am

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Please send your Church Directory updates to askus@ townandcountrygazette.com or mail them to our office at 4685 Lehigh Drive Walnutport, PA 18088. Church Directory is a free listing of area Churches in alphabetical order and includes: Services, Sunday school and Bible Study regular schedules. Please call the office for directions or more information

KEY: W – Worship, SS – Sunday School, N – Nursery, HA – Handicapped Accessible

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Spread the Good Word Advent at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s UCC In Northampton will be celebrating the season of advent. December 9 at 10:15 a.m. will feature the children and youth of St. Paul’s presenting their Christmas program with a creative musical play “Fear Not Factor!” “Morning Star” will be presented on December 196th at 10:15 a.m. by the Senior and Children’s

choir. The presentation is a Cantata compiled by organist Sandra Deiter. All are invited to attend. For more information please contact 610-261-2910.

Only Love Cantata

Faith Alive United Methodist Church will be having their Christmas Cantata “Only Love” on Saturday Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. All are welcome. FAUMC is located at 678 Pine Street in Bowmanstown.

Bethany Wesleyan Aides in Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Relief – BWC is currently collecting new and/or gently used winter coats (youth, adult & children) and winter hats and gloves through Sunday, December 9. These items may be dropped off at the church and will be distributed to families in the New York area. Blue Christmas Service- BWC will hod a Blue Christmas Service on Sunday, December16th at 6 Continued on Page 32


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p.m. in the sanctuary. This service is for families who have been impacted by a significant loss this past year such as a death, divorce, job loss or any other hardship. Wednesday Evening Activities - Soup & Salad, 5 - 6:15 p.m, 6:30—8:00 p.m. - Kingdom Kids (ages 3 - 5th grade), Ignite Group (6th grade - 12th grade), & Adult L.E.D. classes including Grief Share & Divorce Care support groups. Check out our website for a list of the classes offered. Cord of Three Women’s Ministries - Meets

Cookie Walk Saturday, December 8, 2012 9:00 to 12:00 610-767-5632 Home baked cookies sold by the pound $7.00/lb Service - 9am Sundays

Salem United Methodist Church 4019 Main Street, Slatedale PA

Christmas Eve Candlelight

Services for the Whole Family

Sunday, December 23 6 PM Monday, December 24 4:00 & 6:00 PM Nursery for 0 to age 2 Bethany Wesleyan Church

675 Blue Mountain Drive Cherryville, PA 610 767-1239 www.bethanywes.org

2nd & 4th Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center Loft. Bethany Wesleyan Church is located at 675 Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville. Worship services are held each Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sundays at 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call the church office at 610 -767-1239, or visit us online at www.bethanywes.org. The Spirit of St. Nicholas Legends of St. Nicholas and his generosity have inspired the custom of gift giving at Christmas. But in many countries, the custom of giving gifts is celebrated on December 6th: The Feast of St. Nicholas. In Lehigh Township, parishioners of St. Nicholas Church hold a special celebration on the feast of their patron saint that is also the patron saint of children. During the week preceding December 6th, boys and girls leave a shoe behind at church. Then, on the evening of St. Nicholas Day, parents bring their children for a special mass, where they learn of this saint’s love for all Continued on Page 33

Pastor’s Comments In large print at: Comments www.NAOG.ws/pc Pastor’s In large print at: www.NAOG.ws/pc

Northampton Assembly of God

Northampton Assembly 3449 Cherryville Rd., Northampton • Sun. 10:45 amof & 6 God pm; Wed. 7:30 pm 3449 Cherryville Rd., Northampton • Sun. 10:45 am & 6 pm; Wed. 7:30 pm

Daniel Daniel E. E. Lundmark Lundmark •• pastor@NAOG.ws pastor@NAOG.ws •• 610-262-5645 610-262-5645 Jesus Jesus Is Is Wonderful! Wonderful!

Jesus Jesus Christ, Christ, the the Son Son of of God, God, isis wonderful! wonderful! The The prophet prophet Isaiah Isaiah foretold, foretold, “For “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…and his name shall be called unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…and his name shall be called Wonderful” (Isaiah 9:6). The Hebrew word for “Wonderful” denotes something Wonderful” (Isaiah Hebrew word for “Wonderful” denotes that something indescribably great;9:6). thatThe which is so tremendous and so amazing, it is literally beyond all description human comprehension. The Bible indescribably great; that whichand is so tremendous and so amazing, thatmakes it is lit-it clear everything about Jesus wonderful! erally that beyond all description and ishuman comprehension. The Bible makes it Jesus is wonderful in His birth! He was virgin born, “Behold, a virgin shall clear that everything about Jesus is wonderful! conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). He wasbrought virgin born, a virginbirth shall Jesus is wonderful in HisThe birth! had only one earthly parent. HolyHeSpirit about“Behold, the miraculous of conceive, a son, and shall callsurrounding his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). He the Son of and God.bear The supernatural events His birth—angels announcing led by come and worship Him, etc.—all witness hadHis onlybirth, one wise earthlymen parent. Thea star HolytoSpirit brought about the miraculous birth of that He is wonderful! the Son of God. The supernatural events surrounding His birth—angels announcJesus is wonderful in His person! Isaiah described Him as “The mighty God” ing His 9:6). birth, He wiseis men by a star “And to come Him, flesh, etc.—all (Isaiah Godled incarnate, the and Wordworship was made andwitness dwelt that He us” is wonderful! among (John 1:14). He is the Creator! “All things were made by him” (John 1:3). In Revelation 19:16 He person! is revealed as described “KING OFHim KINGS, AND LORDGod” OF Isaiah as “The mighty Jesus is wonderful in His LORDS!” (Isaiah 9:6). He is God incarnate, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt Jesus is wonderful in His life! Acts 10:38 tells us that He “went about doing amongand us” healing (John 1:14). Hewere is theoppressed Creator!of“Allthethings made the by him” (John good, all that devil.”were He saved sinner. He 1:3). InnoRevelation 19:16 He5:21). is revealed as “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF “knew sin” (2 Corinthians Jesus is wonderful in His sacrificial sufferings and death! All of the Old LORDS!” Testament sacrifices pointed to the wonderful work that He did on Calvary as “the Jesus is wonderful in His life! Acts 10:38 tells us that He “went about doing Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). good, healing all that were oppressed No of the devil.” He saved the sinner. Jesusand is wonderful in His resurrection! other can make His claim, “I am He he “knewliveth, no sin” Corinthians that and(2was dead; and,5:21). behold, I am alive for evermore” (Revelation 1:18). Jesus “Jesus Christ the same to day, of the Old Jesus isiswonderful wonderfulyet in today! His sacrificial sufferings and yesterday, death! All and and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8).to Do personally Testament sacrifices pointed theyou wonderful workknow thatHim? He did on Calvary as “the

Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Jesus is wonderful in His resurrection! No other can make His claim, “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore” (Revelation 1:18). Jesus is wonderful yet today! “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8). Do you personally know Him?


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and special concern for the poor. After mass, the children are delighted to find their shoes have been filled with gifts. This symbol of St. Nick’s generosity serves as a reminder that we, too, are to live our lives in the light of the gospel of Christ, giving our time, our talent and our treasure to those in need. This spirit of giving is alive, year round, at St. Nicholas Church. A group of parishioners has made a commitment to prepare and serve meals at the Ecumenical Soup Kitchen in Allentown on the 2nd Friday of each month. Other parish members support the effort by providing home baked goods for dessert. This year, portions of the proceeds from the annual Steeple Chase Golf Tournament were donated to the Soup Kitchen. Also, each month, a parish wide food collection helps to provide food for those in our immediate area who are in need. In November, the scouts and parishioners extended this effort. Through “Families Helping Families” boxes of food and gift certificates to area grocery stores are delivered in time for Thanksgiving to those experiencing

Hand Bell Choir & Daybreak Concert

Ben Salem United Church of Christ will present a Christmas Concert featuring Ben Salem's Hand Bell Choir and "Daybreak" Ben Salem's Contemporary Musical Group on Sunday, December 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The church is located at 1965 Church Hill Road, Lehighton (near Andreas). The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the concert. This issue’s WINNER of a free ice cream cake courtesy of the Ice Cream Lab is Ray A. Walters, Sr. of Slatington

REHEARSED:

Christmas Musical Drama Presented by BWC Voices of Praise Choir & Drama Team

A Christmas Choir in “Bedlam” December 8 at 7 pm December 9 at 6 pm

Free FreeAdmission Admission Bethany Wesleyan Church 675 Blue Mountain Drive Cherryville, PA 18035 610 767-1239 www.bethanywes.org

financial hardship. This year parishioners personally delivered 23 boxes of food. For more information and to help support these outreaches into our community, call Peggy at 610767-3107.

Note - No performance on December 7 as previously advertised.

Blue Christmas Service Sunday, December 16 @ 6:00 pm This service is designed for families who have been impacted by a significant loss this past year such as a death, divorce, job loss or any other loss.


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A Touch of Dutch 27 Diesember, 1957 „Frehlichkeit zu der Welt“ iwwersetzt bei der Florence Baver. 1. Froh iss die Welt, der Sohn iss kumme, Loss uns den Keenich hawwe; Loss alle Hatz uffmache gross, Un Himmel un Erd singe, Un Himmel un Erd singe, Un Himmel, un Himmel un Erd singe. 2. Froh iss die Erd, der Sohn ruult, Loss uns all singe laut; Bis Feld un Wasser, Felse, Barriye, Daaler, All ringe, oh so frehlich, All ringe, oh so frehlich, All ringe, all ringe oh so frehlich. 3. Nau loss ken Sind un Driebness sei, Ken Danne uff der Erd, Er kummt fer sei Lieb uns gewwe all, Wo Wieschdes waar Mehrheet, Wo Wieschdes waar Mehrheet, Wo Wieschdes, wo Wieschdes waar Mehrheet. 4. Er ruult die Welt mit Recht unGnaade, Un macht die Lenner sehne,

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Es reichlich Obscht vun seim Almechdichkeit, Un wunnervolli Lieb, Un wunnervolli Lieb, Un wunner, wunnervolli Lieb. -Florence Baver December 27, 1957 “Joy to the World” translated into Dutch by Florence Baver. Joy to the World, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. Joy to the World, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy. No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as, the curse is found. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love

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EVENTS Children's Christmas Toy Bingo, Friday December 7, Vigilant Fire Co., 110 S. Walnut St., Slatington. Doors & kitchen 5 pm, Bingo 7pm . Tickets $25 include 20 games of bingo & 5 specials. Extra game & jackpot game purchases available. FMI Call 610-767-3832. (12/6)

FOR SALE 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, 1,900 miles, original owner, garage kept, great shape, new battery. Great Christmas gift. $5,750 negotiable. Call 610-751-4497/day or 610-760-9067/eve. (12/6) 3.4 Acre Lot - $69,900. Perked and probed, Hunter’s Hill Road. Germansville. Call 610767-5729 or 610-767-2645 (12/20) Christmas Treats – Pumpkin Roll $10.00, 5dz. Cookie Tray $18.00, Kiffles & Nut Tossies $4.25dz. Cutouts $4.00dz. PB Blossoms $3.50dz. Mini-cream cheese cupcakes $3.25dz. Ch.Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, sugar & snowballs $3.00dz. Clear toy pops $6.00dz. Berlinsville Area. 610-392-1843 Call to order (12/6) Extra Large Sofa – dark green, excellent condition, hardly used. $300 Call Kevin 610-767-2266 (12/6) Heisler's Battery Outlet: We carry all kinds of batteries including electronic and toys. New and factory blems. All standard auto batteries $49.95. Chainsaws and mower blades sharpened, new chains by the foot. 3248 Love Road,

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Northampton. Call for pricing 610-262-8703 (12/20) Homemade Christmas Cookie Sale Dec. 8, 2012. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Rd. Kreidersville, 9 am to 12 pm. $7.00 lb. Hosted by Women of ELCA FMI 610-262-9517. (12/6)

HELP WANTED AVON IS NOW HIRING – THE HOLIDAY BOOKS ARE HERE! - Interested in a brochure or signing up to be a representative? Free kit with $10 sign up. Visit my website: www. youravon.com/lsymons or call Lucia 610-767-0896 (12/20) Help Wanted for Yard Work, clean-up, misc. tasks. After school, weekends. Call 610-2628690 evenings, or leave clear message w. phone #. (12/6) PT HELP NEEDED FOR SNOW REMOVAL - Laborers & Experienced Operators - Must be available when needed. 610-767-0337 (12/6)

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Apartment Slatington – New 2 Bedroom, NO pets, W/S/G Included. $550+ utilities, security required. 610-390-8691 (12/13) COUNTRY ROOM FOR RENT: MODERN,CLEAN,OWN BATHROOM,USE OF KITCHEN,LIVING ROOM,LAUNDRY,ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. NONSMOKER $550 A MONTH 610767-6488 (12/6) Fine Lodging, Slatington. Clean, Safe, Quiet, Nicely furnished rooms, $90-$120 per

week. Private and shared bathrooms. Furnished apartments $150-$188 per week. All units have color TV, HBO, fridge, M/W, all utilities included, parking available. Shown by appointments only. No Pets. Smoking on porches only. finelodging@aol.com Call 610760-0700 (12/13) Palmerton, Apartment, 2nd floor, Living room, 1 BR. Newly remodeled bathroom & kitchen. microwave, H/W/G included. $500/month. No Pets. 610-8378969 (12/20) Rooms for Rent – For quiet, refined individuals. Starting at $400 per month. All utilities included, Cable TV. Call: 610428-2173 (12/6) TOWNHOUSE: 2 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C, $800 no dogs/ferrets (cats $25 extra/mo) 610-759-0169 (11/15)

SERVICES AVAILABLE Abzolute Enterprizez – Chimney Relining Specialists! - Cleanings, caps, waterproofing, repointing, new builds, stoves, etc… Small ad=savings! Fast, Friendly, Fair! Call the Chimney Doc today! Est. 1994 570-325-5727 (1/13) C&T Productions are your local professional event videographers. Recording birthdays, bar mitzvahs and weddings, C&T productions will capture your special moment so you can live it again and again. Very reasonable pricing! E-mail us at info@ candtproductions.com or call us at 484-788-2287.


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Chimneys – Repointing, Rebuild, Repairs. 40 years experience. Call Pete at 610-574-9771 (12/6) Classifieds Work! – Place your classified ad for as little as $10 an issue. Place your ad online at www.townandcountrygazette.com and save $1. Cleaning – Weekly, Bi Weekly, Monthly. Laundry, Like to Cook, Run Errands, 15 years Experience. References Available. Free Estimates, Call 484809-4021 (12/6) Don Hartwig Sharpening Service: Saw Chain, Mower Blades, Scissors, Knives, Clipper Blades, Carbide Tip Saws, and much more. 4728 Mountain Rd. Slatington, 610-7679164. (12/20) H & L Reclaimed Lumber – Will dismantle and remove, or restore, your old barn, log or plank farmhouse. Check out our other services and our current inventory at www. hlreclaimedlumber.com or call 484-661-9358 (2/13) Marth's Disposal 610-2629021 or 610-842-5684 - We Remove Junk! Attic Basements, Clean-outs, Appliances, Furniture, Construction Debris, Backyard Shed Tear-down, Swimming Pools, Old Hot Tubs etc. GO GREEN! (12/13) Oil Heat Cleaning – Saves Money on Fuel – Service, Repair, Replace. All furnaces, boilers, water heaters, well water tanks. Plumbing Emergency 24/7 Call Anytime. 40 Years Mechanical Experience. Domestic Water Coils Cleaned. Bruce Beltz 610-759-5765 (4/13) Psychic Source -Find out what lies ahead with a psychic reading! New members buy a

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WANTED Antiques Wanted Old furniture, quilts, toys, rugs, dishes, birth certificates, baskets, holiday decorations, prints, frames, photos, postcards, jewelry, old advertising items, sports items, slates items. Dave Irons Antiques, 223 Covered Bridge Road (Kreidersville), Northampton. 610-262-9335 (12/13) BUYING! BUYING! BUYING! - ACTIVELY SEARCHING FOR BASEBALL AND FOOTBALL COMPLETE SETS FROM 1909- 2012. PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR FACTORY SEALED SETS! CALL 610-7030790 TODD (1/13) Buying Older Musical Instruments – accordions, all string, horns, woodwinds, drums & the unusual. Local pick up. Call Mike 330-367-7100 (12/20)

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HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS Bethany Wesleyan Church has launched a huge effort to get supplies and help to the hurricane ravaged areas of New York & New Jersey. The most recent load (#5) of food, water, blankets, etc. was delivered to the Wesleyan church in Coney Island, NY. The church is only two blocks from the beach and the damage from the storm is immense. Two work teams have already gone to help with clean-up efforts and more are planned. If you are interested in helping on any of these teams, please contact the church office at 610 767-1239. The church will collect new and gently used coats for families in the hurricane affected areas. Children, youth and adult coats and winter hats and gloves are what we are looking for and they may be dropped off at the church through Sunday, December 9.

3rd Annual Running of the Nuts 5k Race

By; Robert Stettner Sunny but cold weather greeted the 52 runners who participated in the 3rd Annual Running of the Nuts 5K Run and Walk, which was held on Saturday November 17. The race sponsored by the Walnut Street Playground Association and held on the D&L Rail Trail attracted runners from throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Slatington Mayor Walt Niedermeyer was on hand to start the race at 9 am. This year’s race started at the Slatington Trailhead and headed south on a portion of the trail’s six mile stretch between Overall female winners: (above) l to r Laura Slatington to Laury’s Station. Bensinger, Lisa Georgis & Michele Belisk and Winners from the 3rd Annual Running of the Nuts overall male winners (below) l to r Colin Albert, were as follows. Men: Overall: 1) Colin Albert 16:41, Michael Mengel & William Watkins. 2) Michael Mengal 18:34, 3) William Watkins 18:56. 14 & under: No runners. 15-19 No runners. 20-29: No -Photos by Dave Schnaars. Runners. 30-39: 1) Dan Lamson, 2) Andrew Chandler, 3) Mathew Winkler/Kevin Quier. 40-49: 1) James Freed, 2) Michail Kovalchick, 3) Christopher Orem. 50-59: 1) Euguene Gallagher, 2) Clark Eckhart. 60 and over: 1) Russ Bensinger, 2) John Gallagher. Walkers: 1) Tom Lager. Women: Overall: 1) Michele Beliske 20:38, 2) Lisa Georgis 22:22, 3) Laura Bensinger 23:50. 14 and under: 1) Robbyn Loyd, 2) Elise Johnston. 15-19: 1) Emily Georgis. 20-29: 1) Allison Demjanick, 2) Melissa Dale, 3) Samantha Blake. 30-39: 1) Carla Exner, 2) Jenny Kuntz, 3) Laurie German. 40-49: 1) Luara Kovalchick, 2) Christine Quier, 3) Maria Loyd. 50-59: 1) Donna McLaughlin. 60 and over: 1) Marie

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NLLT Performs “Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None” By Tyler Trumbauer On November 16-18, Northern Lehigh Little Theater performed “Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None” at Northern Lehigh high school. This ‘who done it’ murder mystery left the crowd guessing the identity of the killer all the way until the end. The first year director, Nick Sander, who is also a social studies teacher at the high school, was very pleased with how his first show turned out, “My kids truly gave their all in these performances. That’s all I can ever hope for. That being said, they exceeded all my expectations. I was impressed with each and every one of them. As a teacher, I already knew we had bright, dedicated students. I can now say that we have truly talented performers. I am very proud of them.” The plot of the play includes 10 guests on a getaway at a mansion in England. All of the guests are unsure of exactly why they are there together. They slowly begin to realize that this isn’t a normal vacation as each guest slowly and randomly begin to die off. The remaining guests try to figure out who is the killer and begin to even turn on each other as the numbers dwindle. The multiple twists and turns really keep the interest of the audience

throughout. Senior Justice Hoffman, who played the part of Phillip Lombard, loved the show and admired his new director, the aforementioned Sander, “I feel as though Mr. Sander should have been the director for a while. He showed a lot of courage by taking the role, and nailed it.” Sophomore Jacob Heintzelman, who played the part of Sir Lawrence Wargrave in the show, echoed the respect for Sander, “I think that Mr. Sander is a terrific director, who really did a great job for this being his first performance. He really worked hard to make sure we were prepared for [the shows], and after experiencing it, I'd say he did a great job.” The show was well received by the audience who gave a rousing applause at its conclusion. All of the actors and actresses were great with phenomenal performances by Sam Pryor, Hoffman, Heintzelman and Sydney Martin headlining the show. As I mentioned before this was Sander’s first show as a director and he admits he had some concerns when he took the position, “I think the biggest concern was how to achieve the finished

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By: Michelle Raber The Playgroup scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month has been cancelled due to low attendance. The Hula Hooping class on Monday nights has been suspended until spring due to low attendance now. We have added a new class called Cheer building providing instruction in cheer leading skills for ages 4-14. We have also added a new fundraiser for December - called the Northern Lehigh North Pole. The event will be held on Monday and Tuesday, December 10-11 and 17-18 from 5 p.m. -9 p.m. at the Vigilant Fire Company, 110 South Walnut St. in Slatington.


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Northern Lehigh Middle School Honor Roll The Northern Lehigh Middle School honor roll for the Third marking period of the 2011-2012 school year as announced by Mrs. Jill Chamberlain, Principal, is as follows: HIGH HONOR ROLL (95% Ave. and 90% or above in all courses) 8th Grade: Ashton Bevans, Wyatt C Delans, Meghan L Handwerk, Jennifer M Knerr, Shelby R Kreglow, Darby G Pender, Ashley K Wilk 7th Grade: Gabriel N DeLong, Danielle N Doll, Seth M Frohnheiser, Kristi N Grabarits, Danielle L Hoffman, Kaitlin A Hoffman, Trevor R Hoffman,

Kyle B Krempasky, Nicholas J Lehman, Annelise R Lutz, Taylor J Malloy, Kathryn R McGeehan, Jenny Ni, Jason M Pepe, Katrina N Redline, Sarah E Rello, Sagan R Schaffer, Olivia Toth HONOR ROLL ( 85% Ave. and 70% or above in all courses) 8th Grade: Ashley M Anderson, Courtney A Arce, Cody J Becker, Michael D Berger, Everette C Bevans, Jocilyn R Duschak, Joseph D Egan, Jessica L Evans, Ryan A Farber,Tanner G Filchner,Danielle E Fleming, Mason M Gossy, Hunter J Hanzarik, Annabel N Hillegas, Alexis L Hird, Ryan T Hoffer, Breanna M Hoffman, Tyler J Hoffman, Katelyn M Hughes, Sara J Hunsicker,Karlyna D Kemery, Robert J Kibler, Jacob F Kistler, Maddie L Ligenza, Monica R Mankos, Gaige W Miller, Nicholas R Miller, Zachary J Motter, Jackie Ni, Samantha P Olewine, Emily G Rex, Tyler R Roth, Elline R Santos, Robert J Schaeffer, Skye V Schaffer, Devon M Schlegel, Jeremy H Schmick, Kyle A Schmoyer, Ashleigh I Sell, Kiera Shellhammer, Tyler A Smith, Andrea L Snyder, Alison M Steuer, Haley S Stragratanio, Star H Stragratanio, Sidney M White, Tiffany S Yesik 7th Grade: Megan N Adams, Riley E Adams, Carmen M Alvaro, Hannah E Beatty, Giovani N Colon, Kyara J Cotton, Destinee M Cruz, Tori C Csanadi, Jerod A Czarnecki, Kyle S Detweiler, Brianna A Dewalt, Kryslyn M Fehr, Paige E Hemingway, Leann N Herbold, Eden A Herring, Shelbie S Hyrowich, Zane A Kite, Kevin P Kressler, Samantha A Lambert, Victoria R Lear, Aja M Liciaga, Zachary D Long, Cailie L Lopez, Bridget G Lynch, Jacob T Mankos, Timothy S Marlatt, Pierce R McGowan, Annie E McIntyre, Kiara L Motino, Sixx A Neff, Chase E Ohlson, Jillian A Olewine, Rose E Quigley, Emme E Reiser, Kira R Rex, Carson F Russell, Devon M Schlegel, Blake M Schuck, Mason G Seiler, Gage A Seip, Robert S Shoff, Sydney A Skepton, Madison Continued on Page 49

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Honor Roll Continued from Page 48 T Stauffer, Kara A Steckel, Zakari Mj Sullivan, Tiffani A Traugher, Ian E Trumbauer, Lauren E Umlauf, Alexia K Unger, Evan T Williams, Megan J Witczak, Michael E Yanchek, Jenna M Zarkoski, Katie N Ziegler.

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You can now view a sampling of Northern Lehigh School District’s classrooms and facilities without leaving home. Go to www.nlsd.org and scroll down to click on the Northern Lehigh Promotional video on the Northern Lehigh School District’s homepage. This four minute new video will give you a glimpse of the kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms and facilities. Take a look at the newly remodeled Slatington Elementary School, Administrative Building and the new turf at the Bulldog Community Stadium. This video gives you a flavor for the setting and culture of the school district. Throughout the video you will see how technology is woven into the curriculum as teachers and students use interactive whiteboards, lap tops, iPads, and Nooks to access research and to practice skills

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Running of the Nuts Continued from Page 38 O'Donnell, 2) Maureen McTague. Walkers: 1) Linda Watkins, 2) Cindy Koropchak, 3) Lisa Buss. Medals were also given out to the oldest male and female runners: John Gallagher of Walnutport and Marie O’Donnell of Lansford. Free vouchers for next year’s race were given out to the female and male traveling the furthest, Robbyn Loyd of Albrightsville and Dax Diel of Kempton.

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Extra Point by Tyler Trumbauer

Boy’s Basketball Preview

Northampton-Coach: Coy Stampone

Preview: The K-Kids are starting anew under their head coach, Coy Stampone, this winter. Stampone has had only one season of head coaching experience under his belt, which was last winter at Pen Argyl. Previously, he was an assistant at Nazareth. He inherits a struggling team that failed to consistently put up points and be able to sustain winning streaks. Northampton this year has a lot of players on the roster and a lot of talented ones at that. Stampone, acknowledging that this is a new system, still has high hopes for this year, “We want to qualify for districts. That is our goal every year. Be .500 in the league or .500 overall and qualify for districts.” Stampone is a good basketball mind and has to potential

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to create a successful basketball program at Northampton, he may reach his district goals if the team can overcome some early injuries and learn the system quickly, but I don’t see the K-Kids being a huge force this winter.

Parkland-Coach: Andy Stephens

Preview: Parkland is coming off a successful 2011-12 campaign that included a trip to the state playoffs. Having lost three big seniors to graduation, there are questions looming about this year’s squad. With holes in the roster to be filled, head coach Andy Stephens, is still confident, “Our guards remain pretty much the same. I really like our guard play and I think that will compensate for other areas that we are lacking in.” One of those areas that Stephens is referring to is the lack of height on the team. This group is very speedy and they are experienced and educated. Look for guys like seniors Austin Beidelman and Nick Rindock to contribute heavily to the Trojans’ offensive attack. The size of the team makes them seem vulnerable, if they can utilize their up-tempo offense and beat teams in transition, they will be a contender again this year.

Lehighton-Coach: Rich Oertner

Preview: Inconsistent and unfocused are the two words that describe the Lehighton Indians’ team. Coming off a dismal season with only a few victories, head coach Rich Oertner and his squad are trying to get more competitive. Oertner acknowledges that this program is growing as the number of players trying out has increased, but there is still a lot progress yet to be made, “We struggle. Some days are good and some are bad. We are going to be very inconsistent this season.” Inexperience may plague this team as well due to the high amount of freshman on the team. Lehighton will notch more wins this season and will be more competitive all around, but again this winter will not be a very successful one for them.

Northern Lehigh-Coach: Jeff Miller

Preview: This is Northern Lehigh’s year. This winter the Bulldogs have to get it done. Head coach Jeff Miller and company lost a great player and leader in Devin Glose to graduation, but junior Matt Egan is willing and able to step up and fill the role. Miller is excited for the season and expects his three seniors to collectively be great leaders of this team, “Luke Pierce, Caleb Johnson and Josh Eden have really stepped up to be leaders. I was kind of worried coming in who would be our leader, but the three of them have helped ease losing Devin.” With four players at least 6’4”, the Bulldogs have size throughout their lineup. This is Pierce and Johnson’s senior season which means the dogs have to get it done now. This team will make it to leagues and districts, if


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they can play to the best of their ability in those postseason contests, then I expect some hardware for Northern Lehigh this season.

Palmerton-Coach: Mick Stefanek

Preview: The Palmerton boys’ basketball program hasn’t had a winning record since the 2001-02 season. Second year head coach, Mick Stefanek, is striving to achieve a winning one for the Blue Bombers this year, “You just can’t accept that [losing] is the way it is supposed to be. We have some players here that are trying to turn the corner. It is a process and we will see where we are a few years from now, but by no means are we looking past this year.” Stefanek is correct that it is a process. Palmerton’s program is growing with the amount of participants. They have the size and the skills this season to be competitive in some games, but I believe they will succumb to another losing season. In the future Palmerton basketball may make a triumphant return, it just won’t be now.

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early this year. We got some wins early last year and it fell off. That will give the kids confidence.” The Tigers are trying to turn the tide in the Colonial League with only nine players on their varsity roster, five of whom are seniors. There is basketball experience on this team and the players will need to translate that into production on the court. The Tigers will be a fiercer opponent this winter and will absolutely win more contests. I don’t see them making a playoff run this season, but will be in the middle of the pack.

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Northwestern-Coach: Daniel Eddinger

Preview: The Northwestern boys’ basketball program has experienced a lot of struggles as they have only amounted three wins in the last two seasons. Head coach Daniel Eddinger told me last week that his team needs to limit turnovers and also achieve success early, “We need to win

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