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Lehigh Township Historical Society Did you know ? . . . This is the second article in a series of historical information and landmarks in Lehigh Township provided by the Lehigh Township Historical Society. Since Cherryville is the center of Lehigh Township, this article will focus on one of the well-known buildings in that village, the former Cherryville Inn, also known as Betty Seidel’s Gift Shop, located at the corner of Blue Mountain Drive and Lehigh Drive (Route 248). Years ago, the highway coming through Cherryville, along the one side of the inn, went into Easton and was called the “Kings Highway.” The historic building, which was once a stagecoach stop in colonial times, dates back to 1767. Every nail was hand forged and every stone was hand cut. The hotel was built with walls that were a thick layer of stone. The sturdy building with twenty-two rooms still stands today but has been vacant since Betty’s death in 2001. The big barn on the property was a very unusual barn. Salesmen used to put their carriages in one part and they would keep the horses in the other part . . . like a livery stable. There was an orchard of cherry trees on their property. Harry Seidel, Betty’s father, who was a dynamite expert and opened up many of the quarries in the area, bought the Cherryville Inn in 1932, and Betty told this writer in an interview in May of 2001, “the building needed a lot of work.” She said her father had stopped there one day and was told by a person there that the place was for sale. Her dad said that he was not interested, that he had a very good job. After their talk, he said he would bring his wife to see the building. Her mother came to see it and was not interested in it. It ended up

that her father bought it because the Dupont Company was going to send him to Europe and her mother didn’t want to go to Europe. So, they bought the inn and set it up as a business. Betty said, “My dad was a terrific businessman.” She said, “the place was a mess.” They redid the rooms and moved in. When they bought the inn, the iron hitches were still there. The Seidels ran the inn as a restaurant and bar until the operation ceased in 1960. At the time the Seidels owned the Cherryville Inn, they also owned Seidel’s Gateway Lodge at Lake Harmony in Carbon County. Betty ran the whole thing for her dad; she went into the gift shop business and operated five shops. Betty boasted, “My mother was one of the best cooks Continued on Page 16

4685 Lehigh Drive (Rte 248), Walnutport, PA 18088-9574 Telephone 610-767-9600 • Fax 610-767-9612 Email: ISSN 1942-2091

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Lehigh Township Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday Mildred Kromer of Berlinsville was 100 years old on January 18. She is a life-long resident of Lehigh Township. She was married to Dilwyn Kromer, deceased. She has one son, Harold, and daughter-in-law, Anna Mae. She has two living grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Being a faithful long time member, she was recognized during the worship service at St. Continued on Page 15

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Keep your Valentine warm this winter, wrap them in alpaca! Mildred Kromer receives a Certificate of Recognition from State Rep. Julie Harhart on Sunday, January 16th at St. Paul's UCC Church, Indianland.

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The Social Page Leslie Moyer of Emmanuelsville and Edward Moyer of Bethlehem are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jamie Lee to Calvin Brian Trovinger, Jr., son of Sue and Calvin Trovinger of Richlandtown. Jamie and Calvin are planning a November 12, 2011 wedding.


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The Social Page Joseph and Natasha (Good) Shimko III of Walnutport are proud parents of a baby boy born Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. Reilly James Shimko was born at St. Lukes Hospital in Bethlehem at 3:18 a.m. Reilly weighed 6 lbs 13.2 ounces and was 21 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Laura Christman (Baer) of Albrightsville and James T. Good of Lehighton. His maternal greatgrandfather is James H. Good of Lehighton. His paternal grandparents are Joseph and Wanda (Stout) Shimko Jr. of Slatington. His paternal great-grandfather is William Stout of Walnutport.

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Happy Valentine’s Day It's More Than Saying I Love You

I Want to be Your Valentine

We give on this day candy and flowers, But we never stop to say thank you for the many hours. You have stood by my side and gave a smile, As if to tell our hearts it's been worth every mile. No need to buy a teddy bear or even a card, It's pretty simple and not at all hard. Just put your arms around me and hold me tight, And say without words that in your heart all is right. You may say I Love You throughout the year, But on this day you need to make sure. The words so sweet and straight from your heart, That your life would be lonely without my part. So put forth the effort and take the time, Look me in the eye and say I'm glad you're mine!

Oh precious oh precious please be mine I want to be your Valentine I’ll do anything to be your rose I want to be the Valentine you chose Hold my hand and don’t let go Open your heart and feel our love grow Lock me in your heart just for a day Feeling your love while reality fades away I’ll wait year after year Crying and sobbing tear after tear Oh precious oh precious please be mine I want to be your Valentine!


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Football Facts The first “Super Bowl” was actually called the “World Championship Game” when it was played back in 1967. Another idea for the name was simply “the Big One.” The first ”Super Bowl” was televised on both CBS and NBC. Super Bowl II was the first of five super bowls played in the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Super Bowl III was the first super bowl with that actual title. The first 2 were officially called the AFL-NFL Championship game. Super Bowl IV was the final AFL-NFL World Championship Game before the National Football League and the American Football League merged into one league after the season.

Make A Wish! Happy Birthday To have your name appear in the birthday column, please fill out the birthday coupon below. Please print legibly the necessary information. Return the completed coupon to the address on the form. We will only list birthdays that occur within our publishing weeks. Ad will appear as space permits. - All names based on information received. The Blue Mountain Town and Country Gazette assumes no responsiblity for the accuracy of this information.

Super Bowl V is the only Super Bowl in which the Most Valuable Player award was given to a member of the losing team: Dallas Linebacker Chuck Howley, who intercepted two passes. In Super Bowl VI Dallas became the first team to lose the game the previous year and then win it in the next. Miami won Super Bowl VII completing their undefeated season. Super Bowl VIII was the first and only Super Bowl held at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. It would be 30 years until the game wold return to Houston and then in Reliant Stadium. Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl IX victory was the first of their 6 NFL championships.

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Happy Birthday! Alicia Keen - 31 on Feb. 3rd. Debra Bower – 52 on Feb. 4th. John Babyak – 83 on Feb. 5th. Jonathan Cabrera – 9 on Feb. 5th. Brie Ann Brown – 31 on Feb 6th. David E. Reitz – 60 on Feb. 12th

Desiree Cassidy - Feb. 13th Aaron Brosky - Feb. 16th Nichole Christopher – 31 on Feb. 14th. Kristen Bennett - Feb. 18th Briana Cabrera – 8 on Feb. 26th.

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Comedy Night Saturday, March 5, 2011 Citizens Fire Company #1, Inc. 3922 Main Street, Slatedale Starring...Dave Goldstein...12 appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, opened for Dennis Miller, did audience warm-ups for CBS-TV’s The Power of Ten (with Drew Carey)

Matt Faison...this newer comic has a great “everyman’s” point of view, opened for Jim Breuer, recently filmed a Comcast Cable Comedy Special. Joe Eichler...entering a local contest started his comedy career, member of the Sketch/Improve group, Beeline Improve Group for many years, a regular at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. * Comedy begins at 7:00 p.m. Donation: $25.00 per person

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Slatington Woman's Club Girl of the Month: December

Fantastic Food with over 100 Items on our menu Nationally Famous Chipped Steak Sandwich often copied but never equaled. (Our Family Recipe for over 50 Years) Magnificent Blue Mountain Belgian Waffles with Ice Cream or Sundaes. Soft Serve & Hand Dipped Ice Cream Hot & Hearty Homemade Soups & Chili Con Carne. Homemade Daily Specials Hours: Open Mon 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues-Wed-Thur 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fri 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Sat 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Name: Nicole Czarnecki Girl of the Month for: December Hometown: Slatedale Family Background (Parents, Siblings): My mom, Shannon Czarnecki, is a cosmetologist who owns her own business right out of the comforts of our home. My dad, Michael Czarnecki, is the service manager at Rentschler's in Slatington and has been working there for over 20 years. My oldest brother, Nathaniel Czarnecki, 15, is in 9th grade at NLHS, he plays soccer and hopes to be a mechanical engineer one day. My littlest brother, Jerod Czarnecki, 10, is in 5th grade at Slatington Elementary School, he also plays soccer. School Activities/Sports: At school I'm involved in the yearbook, I am the manager for the Boys Soccer Team and I also play for the Girls Varsity Soccer team. I am an active member of the Class of 2011, helping in decorating for homecoming, attending meetings and offering up ideas for fundraisers, etc. I am part of the Senior Class video committee, I film, take pictures and will eventually be helping to put the video all together. Lastly, I'm a candidate for the National Honor Society and hope to become a member of that. Honors Received: In 11th grade I was chosen out of my class to attend a leadership conference at Penn State. Also as a sophomore I was chosen to be captain of my high school varsity soccer team. Continued on Page 14

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Girl of the Month: December Continued from Page 12 Other Interests: I enjoy volunteering at CedarBrook Nursing home, by taking my dog Czar who is a therapy dog and visiting the patients there. In my free time I enjoy reading and also I greatly love to write. Future Plans: My future plans include graduating valedictorian of Northern Lehigh's Class of 2011. Then going off to Penn State University for a masters in Marketing and I would also like to continue in my Chinese studies.

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A Heavenly Way To Show Your Love (NAPSI)-Choosing a gift for a special person in your life may be easier if you look to the heavens. The starry sky may inspire you to give a gift that’s as unique and timeless as your love. In fact, you can give them the stars. That is, you can have stars named for them. Whether for an anniversary, birthday, engagement, wedding, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Continued on Page 22

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Lehigh Township Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday Continued from Page 5 Paul's UCC of Indianland on January 16. Mildred was congratulated for reaching this milestone by Rep. Julie Harhart following the worship service in the church fellowship hall and was presented a certificate of recognition from the House of Representatives. Following the presentation, a lunch was served by church members which included a birthday cake and candles. She received many birthday greetings and well wishes from the church members, family, and friends. We wish Mildred good health and more birthdays! Son and daughter-in-law-Harold and Anna May Kromer with Mildred

Mildred Kromer blows out her candles on her cake


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Lehigh Township Historical Society Continued from Page 4 around and had the best food business in the area.” In its heyday, they had waiters, bartenders, hat check people, etc. at the hotel. They had organ music every night to entertain the diners and the hotel was full. She said, “You had to have a reservation to get in here anytime.” Meals were served from 1932 until 1960. In 1960, the gift shop operation took over the former dining space and also extended upstairs. Betty Seidel graduated from Northampton High School in 1931 and possessed an artistic talent throughout her life. She designed a plate for President Dwight D. Eisenhower to commemorate his first birthday in the White House and helped to plan a party, along with Fred Waring, in honor of his birthday. Her brother, Jack, her youngest brother who lived in Sedona, Arizona, became a very famous artist. Another brother, Bill, was a part-time bartender and also played the organ at the hotel. Betty did a lot of painting at the inn. One item that her great grandfather gave her mother, Helen Seidel, was a bench from

one of the canal boats and she painted it with a Pennsylvania Dutch design. Betty always was intrigued with the Pennsylvania Dutch lore, arts and crafts. She collected Pennsylvania hex signs and the Pennsylvania Dutch décor was evident in the bar area where her artwork was displayed. Many rich and famous people visited the restaurant and the shop. Betty said, “Max Hess was a regular customer.” Executives from the New Jersey Zinc Company and the Bethlehem Steel frequently came to the Cherryville Hotel. Samuel H. Kress was born in the Cherryville Hotel in 1863. He started the S.H. Kress five and dime store, which became a chain of stores. In the 1920’s he became interested in art and became an art collector. Through the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, many paintings and sculpture have been donated to the Allentown Art Museum and to the national Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Betty remembered his brother, Rush Kress, coming to the hotel in a limousine on his frequent trips to the area. Betty’s shop was an international shop and attracted people from all over the United States. Priceless old pieces of furniture were used to display items for sale. Many unique items were acquired for her shop, among them were the rare eggs of all types and sizes in her large egg collection. She also possessed a collection of First lady dolls dressed in their inaugural gowns. Many items of unusual styles and designs which came from different countries around the world could be found in the shop. Many items were also shipped to destinations around the country. Many older residents of the area have said that Cherryville was a wonderful place to shop. Attached to the side of the building facing Blue Mountain Drive, there was a large metal sign advertising Betty Seidel’s Shop as a nationally famous shop and it was one of three signs. This sign which was attached to the building since the 1950s was removed and donated to the Lehigh Township Historical Society on February 9, 2002 . . . today, it is hanging on the wall in the historical centre. After Betty’s death in the summer of 2001, items inside the hotel were sold at a public auction near Shillington and many area residents attended the auction to buy mementos of Betty Continued on Page 23


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Saving the life of one dog won’t change the world, But it will change the world for that one dog

KODA Akita/German Shepherd Dog Mix: An adoptable dog in Whitehall Large • Young • Female Koda is a beautiful dog, an Akita/ German Shepherd mix that is 2 years old and recently lost her home through no fault of her own. Her former owner said she might do best as the only dog in the house. She is a real sweetheart just looking for her forever home. Come and meet me and my friends. Can't wait to meet you and fall in looooooove!! Adoptions are held every Saturday from 12-3 at our shelter (1049 Macarthur Road in Whitehall across the street from the old Lehigh Valley Dairy) For more information please contact us at 610-248-7997 More about Koda Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots Koda's Contact Info Peaceable Kingdom, Whitehall, PA • 610-432-2532

TIGGER See Tigger? That is him waiting by the window. He is still waiting for his forever family! We are not sure why this cutie has not been adopted yet! Tigger is full of fun! Beautiful red brindle and white, and a red nose. He is about 65 pounds, 2 years old, crate trained, vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. Tigger plays well with other dogs and loves meeting new people! He does not do well with cats. If you think you can give this loving boy a forever home, contact us for more info!

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Pet Page

Cold Weather Tips Brrrr…it’s cold outside! The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips. 1. Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other cats, dogs and wildlife. 2. During the winter, outdoor cats sometimes sleep under the hoods of cars. When the motor is started, the cat can be injured or killed by the fan belt. If there are outdoor cats in your area, bang loudly on the car hood before starting the engine to give the cat a chance to escape. 3. Never let your dog off the leash on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm—dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. More dogs are lost during the winter than during any other season, so make sure yours always wears ID tags. 4. Thoroughly wipe off your dog’s legs and stomach when he comes in out of the sleet, snow or ice. He can ingest salt, antifreeze or other potentially dangerous chemicals while licking his paws, and his paw pads may also bleed from snow or encrusted ice. 5. Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, as a longer coat will provide more warmth. When you bathe your dog in the colder months, be sure to completely dry him before taking him out for a walk. Own a short-haired breed? Consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly. For many dogs, this is regulation

winter wear. 6. Never leave your dog or cat alone in a car during cold weather. A car can act as a refrigerator in the winter, holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death. 7. Puppies do not tolerate the cold as well as adult dogs, and may be difficult to housebreak during the winter. If your puppy appears to be sensitive to the weather, you may opt to papertrain him inside. If your dog is sensitive to the cold due to age, illness or breed type, take him outdoors only to relieve himself. 8. Does your dog spend a lot of time engaged in outdoor activities? Increase his supply of food, particularly protein, to keep him—and his fur—in tip-top shape.

Auction info:

Sunrays Pit Bull Rescue will be having their first online auction! Our auction will be held from February 1st till February 14th. We have many wonderful items for you to bid on. How? All you do is become our fan on facebook by searching Sunrays Pit Bull Rescue. Once you are a fan look in our photo section. There will be an album of action items. To make a bid, all you do is put your bidding amount as a comment on the picture of the item you are interested in. The highest bidder at the end of the auction wins that item. It will be shipped as soon as payment is made. ALL proceeds will benefit our rescue dogs. Thank you so much in advance for all of your support!


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Happy Valentine’s Day St. Valentine's Day festival is celebrated in a big way in countries around the world! This ancient festival has grown and is said to be increasing by the year. The present generation holds the festival in high regard and celebrates the day by expressing love not just to their sweethearts but everyone they hold dear and special. Early Valentine's Day Celebration Valentine's Day Festival is said to have originated in Pagan times when people celebrated February 14 in honor of Roman God of Fertility. This February fertility festival celebration that also marked the beginning of spring was known as the “Feast of Lupercalia”. In such festivals, boys drew out names of girls from a box. They were then a couple for a year. Sometimes these couples would fall in love and even marry. Christian church decided to turn the Pagan event into Christian celebrations in honor of St. Valentine. Gradually, people began to celebrate February 14 by expressing love for their sweethearts. In the 14th century Valentine's Day was celebrated with loved ones and a large feast. In the 16th century, the custom of exchanging gifts between lovers with the passing of paper valentine began. Initially, Valentine's Day cards were usually handmade and given anonymously. During the 1800s much larger hand-painted copperplates molded in the shape of hearts replaced paper cards. In later years, the copperplates gradually gave way to woodcuts and carvings and lithographs. By the middle of the 18th century, Valentine's Day

become popular and it was a common tradition for all social classes to secretly exchange small tokens of love or handwritten love notes called valentines. In 19th century, the custom of sending mass-produced Valentine's Day greeting cards began. This custom is very much in vogue even today. Valentine's Day Celebration in Present Times Today, Valentine's Day Festival celebrations are massive in several countries. The festival has emerged as a popular dating and gift-giving festival and therefore has a major social and economic significance. It may be noted that Valentine's Day started as a romantic festival but today the festival has increased in scope. These days, Valentine's Day is essentially regarded as festival that celebrates love between individuals and not just lovers. People therefore wish ‘Happy Valentine's Day' to parents, teachers, siblings, friends or any other person special to them. Though there are various traditions and customs associated with the festival, the most popular way of celebrating Valentines Day is by expressing love to sweethearts and dear ones with an exchange of gifts. Some of the most traditional Valentine's Day gifts exchanged between lovers are fresh flowers, chocolates and cards. Jewelry is also one of the most sought after Valentine's Day gift for women. In the modern technologically advanced age, exchange of text messages between friends and loved ones has become a norm. Going on dates with beloved is the other major way of celebrating Valentine's Day Festival. Restaurants see a busy time as people celebrate the day of romance with a candle light dinner. Some couple use the occasion to propose their beloved while some chose to get engaged on the festival that celebrates love and lovers.

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2011 Community Calendar Thursday, February 3 Yoga 6:00-7:00 PM Peters Elementary Music Room. (Northern Lehigh Community Center) “It’s Time to Play” Playgroup 10:30. at Good Shepherd United Church Mountain Road Slatington. Preschoolers age 2-5. Pre-registration is required. FMI 610-760-1687.

Friday, February 4 All You Can Eat Buffet Dinner, Country Garden at Lehigh Twsp. Fire Co. Rt. 248, Cherryville, 4-8 pm. Adults $10.38, Children $5.66, 60+ $9.43-plus 6% tax. 610767-8600.

Saturday, February 6 Smoke Free Oldies Dance, Schnecksville Fire Company, 4550 Old Packhouse Road. FMI 610799-3735

Sunday, February 6 Flea Market. Klecknersville Rangers Vol. Fire Co. First Sunday of every month. FMI 610-837-1360

Monday, February 7 Zumba 6:00-7:00PM Vigilant Fire Co. Walnut St. Slatington. (Northern Lehigh Comm.Center)

Tuesday, February 8 Meeting of Lehigh Twp. Board of Supervisors, 7PM, Municipal Building, Municipal. Rd. 610-7676771

Wednesday, February 9 Zumba 6:00-7:00 Northern Lehigh Middle School cafeteria/ annex (Northern Lehigh Community Center)

Thursday, February 10 Yoga 6:00-7:00 PM Peters Elementary Music Room. (Northern

Lehigh Community Center)

Friday, February 11 Adult Toy Bingo, Vigilant Fire Company, 110 S. Walnut Street, Slatington. Doors & Kitchen open at 5:00 PM, Bingo starts at 7 PM. Snow date February 13 1:00 PM. F.M.I or to reserve tickets call (610) 767-3832.

Saturday, February 12 Ninety nine cent all you can eat Breakfast, 8 am to 10:30 am at McMichaels UMC, White Church Rd & Rt. 715, McMichaels PA. Full breakfast and beverages. All welcome. 570-629-1136. Valentine Oldies Dinner/Dance at Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Route 248 & Blue Mtn. Dr., Cherryville. F.M.I. 610767-1564. Country Dance w/Crazy Heart, Schnecksville Fire Company, 4550 Old Packhgouse Road. FMI 610-799-3735

Sunday, February 13 Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Shindig Beethoven Waldheim Club 1984 Waldheim Rd., off Flint Hill Rd., Hellertown. FMI (610) 253-2800 Block shoot and meat raffle. Blue Mountain fish and Game Association,4190 Wood Drive Walnutport. Doors open at 11:00. For more information 610-767-8004.

Monday, February 14 St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting. 1:00 in the gym at 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton. If the Northampton Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled for the following Monday.

Slatington Council meeting, 7PM held at the Boro Building, 125 South Walnut, Slatington. Zumba 6:00-7:00PM Vigilant Fire Co. Walnut St. Slatington. (Northern Lehigh Comm Ctr)

Wednesday, February 16 Zumba 6:00-7:00 Northern Lehigh Middle School cafeteria/ annex (Northern Lehigh Community Center) Senior Lunch 11:30 am St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St.. Emerald.

Thursday, February 17 Yoga 6:00-7:00 PM Peters Elementary Music Room. (Northern Lehigh Community Center) “It’s Time to Play” Playgroup 10:30. At Good Shepherd United Church Mountain Road Slatington. Preschoolers age 2-5. Pre-registration is required. FMI 610-760-1687.

Saturday, February 19 Spaghetti Dinner - Assumption BVM Church, 649 W Washington Street. Slatington. Tickets $7 for adults - children 5-12 $3 and under 5 FREE! Call Wendy at 610-767-8937 for information.

Sunday, February 20 St. John’s Donut Day Persians. 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton, PA 18235 Deadline for ordering your Persians is Sun, February 20th. Pickup orders on Donut Day, Tues, March 8th at the church 10-11am. $1 Each. Orders 570-3865981


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Lehigh Township Historical Society Continued from Page 16

Seidel’s shop and items from a by-gone era. about the Cherryville Inn or any landmark in There are a few eggs, the plate Betty designed the township. At the present time, the historical for President Eisenhower, and other items which centre is not open on a regular basis but watch were purchased for the society at the auction and for the date in spring when it will be open on the these items are displayed inside the historical second and fourth Sunday of each month until centre. October. Tours are available by appointment. Betty Seidel was a prominent figure who Lehigh Township Historical Society officers are: lived in Cherryville for much of her life and Kenneth Marsh, president (610-767-5989); Sarah the Cherryville Hotel has been a part of Lehigh Pagotto vice-president (610-767-3055); Beverly Township history for hundreds of years. The Putt, secretary (610-767-364); and Wilson Putt, society was fortunate to acquire some items from treasurer (610-767-3634). Meetings are held on the hotel and gift shop. the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the If you are interested in learning more about historical centre, Indian Trail Park, in Pennsville. the Seidel property and family, stop in at the All interested persons are welcome. historical centre. Besides the items from the hotel Watch for the next article in the series of Lehigh and gift shop on display, there are many pictures Township’s history in the March issue. Gilbert, PA 18331 and written articles from newspapers, pamphlets, By Beverly Putt e 209 & Fair Road, Gilbert PA etc.Grounds available to increase your knowledge of this Fax: 610-681-2844 • well-known place. New Expanded Office Hours! If you have information you would like to share a copy of yourthe ad and doesofnot the quality the finished about history thereflect township, please of contact Forproduct. your convenience, the Blue Mountain Town a member of the society. We invite you to visit us ew to evaluate the accuracy and placement/spelling of text, names, addresses, & Country Gazette office is now open daily from at the historical centrewebsites, and share your knowledge 8am to offers. 4pm. ax numbers, email addresses, prices, expiration dates and

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Spread The Good Word Holy Trinity Nursery School Holy Trinity Nursery School 1235 Main St., Northampton is now registering for the 2011-2012 school year. The 2-year-old Playgroup class meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 AM. Monthly tuition is $65 and the non- refundable registration fee is $50. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class. The 3-year-old class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00-11:30 AM. Monthly tuition is $85 and the non - refundable registration fee is $50. Class size is limited to 16 children. Children need to be toilet trained for this class. The 4-year-old class meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 12:15-2:45 PM. Monthly tuition is $95 and the non - refundable registration fee is $50. Class size is limited to 16 children. Children need to be toilet trained for this class.

Family Style Community Dinner Pork & Sauerkraut Buffet

Saturday February 26, 2011 Seating 3:00-6:30 p.m. Salem United Methodist Church 4145 Forest Inn Road, Palmerton Adults $9.00 – Children 4-6 years old $6 Under 3 Free For Tickets Call: 610-767-9546 Verda, 610-826-4464 Church Walk-ins Welcome!

Children must turn the appropriate age for the class by September 1, 2011. For more information or to arrange a visit call the church at (610) 2622668.

St. John's Nursery School, Howertown St. John's Nursery School 22 Atlas Road, Northampton is now registering for the 2011-2012 school year. The 3-year old class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:30 AM. Monthly tuition is $55 and the non-refundable registration fee is $30. The 4-year old class meets Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 9:00 - 11:30 AM. Monthly tuition is $70 and the non-refundable registration fee is $30. For more information call the church at (610)262- 8307 or Jane Litwin at (610)- 261-1289.

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Church Directory Agape New Testament Fellowship 5229 Rt. 873, Schnecksville, 610-7672482 PR David Farnholtz. Worship 10:00 a.m., Jr. Church 10:45, Nursery Provided. www.agapentf. com Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church 633-649 W. Washington St., Slatington, 610-767-2214. PR Joseph L. Grembocki. Masses - Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Bethany Bible Fellowship Church 3300 7th St. Whitehall, 610-4348661. PR Tim Schmoyer. Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m., S.S. 9 a.m. Bethany Wesleyan Church 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, 610-767-1239, Sr. Lead PR Kevin Fetterhoff, Worship & Children’s Programs at 9:00 & 10:30 AM, na, ha. Bethel U.C.C. 4th & Franklin Streets, Slatington. 610-767-1898. PR Edward Schantz. Worship at 10 a.m S.S. 9 a.m. Blue Mountain Comm. Church 25 Oak St., Palmerton, 610-826-8402. PR Rick Collins. Worship & Small Study Groups, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. www. Calvary Bible Fellowship Church 233 Main St., Walnutport, Worship 10 am, Wed., Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm, 610-767-7447. Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church 1433 Main St., Chapman, Bath 610-837-0935. PR Kenneth A. Klingborg. Worship 11:00 am. S.S. 10:00 am. HA. www. Christ’s Church at Lowhill UCC 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, 610-298-2527. PR Russell Campbell; Worship 10:30am, S.S. 9:15am, www. Christ U.C.C., Little Moore 913 South Mink Road (Rt. 946), Danielsville, 610-837-6051. PR David Werley. Worship 9 a.m. S.S. 10:15 Christ U.C.C. 309 Main St., Walnutport, 610-7671601. PR Brian Haas. Worship 10 a.m. S.S. 9 a.m.

Covenant United Methodist Church 2715 Mountain View Dr. (Rt. 946 in Klecknersville), 610-837-7517. Rev. Christina J. Keller. Worship 8 & 10:30 a.m., S.S. 9:15. Emmanuel UCC 509 Hamilton St., Bowmanstown, 610-852-2707. Worship 9 a.m., S.S. 10:15 a.m. Faith Independent Church of Christ 4394 Mt. View Dr. (Rt. 946), Lehigh Twsp., Walnutport, 610-737-5390. PRLarry E. Yeakel. Worship 10 a.m. S.S. 9 a.m . First UCC 457 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, 610826-2696. PR Richard McClain. Worship 9 a.m.,S.S. 10 a.m. Friedens UCC 7227 PA Rt. 873, Slatington, 610-7677099. PR Lunnett Hilliard. Worship 10:30 a.m. S.S. 9:00 a.m. HA. Good Shepherd UCC 3490 Mountain Rd., Slatington, 610-767-9680. Rev. James Robison. Worship 8:30 & 11 am S.S. 9:30 am HA. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1335 Old Carriage Road, Northampton, 610-262-9517 PR Thomas Neel - Worship 8am &10:45, Contemporary service 9:30 am, nursery available, S.S. 9:30. Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church 2022 Main St., Northampton, 610767-6162. PR Ken Reigard, Worship 9:00 am & 10:45 a.m., Kid’s Church 10:30 a.m.. Nursery Available. Grace United Church of Christ 902 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. 610-262-7186. Worship 10:30 am, S.S. 9:15 am Nursery avail. HA. Heidelberg Lutheran Church 5187 Irvin Rd., Slatington. 610-7671526. PR David L. Hess Worship 8:30a.m.. S.S.9:45 a.m. HA. www. Heidelberg UCC 5187 Irvin Rd., Slatington. 610-7674740. PR Karen Yonney. Worship 11:00a.m. S.S. 9:45 a.m. HA. www.

Heritage Baptist Church 3749 Rt. 309, Orefield, 610-395-4970. PR Jim Barr. S.S. 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m.. Nursery avail. Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church 1235 Main St., Northampton, 610-262-2668. PR Neil Mumma. Worship 10:30 S.S. 9:15 a.m., Nursery avail. HA Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Main St., Slatedale, 610-767-1526. Worship 10:45 a.m. S.S. 9:30 a.m. PR David L. Hess. HEIDELBERGLUTHERAN.ORG Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, 610-826-2524. PR Paul Schoffstall. Worship 8 & 10:45 a.m. S.S. 9:30 a.m. Staffed nursery & handicap ramp. Hope Lutheran Church Rt. 248, Cherryville, 610-767-7203. PR Jami Possinger Worship 8 and 10:30 a.m. S.S. 9:15 a.m. Nursery avail. HA. Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church 14th & Washington Sts., Northampton, 610-262-3365. PR Jerry Mraz. Worship w/Holy Communion 9 a.m., S.S. 9 a.m. Jerusalem Lutheran Church 500 Church Drive, Palmerton (Trachsville), 610-681-5200. PR Brian R. Holben Worship 10:15 a.m. S.S. 9 a.m. Jerusalem UCC 545 Church Drive, Palmerton, (Trachsville). 610-681-4412. PR Sharon Mack Temple LC. 9:00 am. Svc. 10:30 am Kingdom Life Family Center 4333 Lime Kiln Rd., Orefield, 610398-0111. PR’s Tony and Tammy Adamo. Worship 10am. Nursery, Pre-K, and elementary programs during morning service. Living Hope Lighthouse 705 3rd St., Palmerton, 610-8262201. PR Nathan Fry. Sunday services 10 a.m. Living Stone Fellowship 6925 Flint Hill Road, New Tripoli 610-298-3020. PR Tim Helms. Worship 10:00 a.m., Nursery and Children’s Church provided. www.

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Sacred Heart Church 243 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton 610826-2335 PR. William T. Campion. Sat. 5pm, Sun. 8:30 & llam HA. Salem United Methodist Church 1067 Blue Mt. Dr., Danielsville, 610767-8003. Rev. Marillyn Paradis. Worship 9:30 a.m. (nursery avail.). S.S. 11 a.m Salem United Methodist Church 4145 Forest Inn Rd., Aquashicola, 610-826-4464. PR Deborah McLean. Worship 11 a.m S.S. 9:30 a.m., Fellowship 10:30 a.m.. Salem United Methodist Church 4019 Main St., Slatedale, 610-7675632. PR Barbara Lee. Worship 9 a.m. Sun. Prayer Time & Singing 8:45 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, 610826-2611. Fr. Abraham, Sun. 8 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. www. Slatington Baptist Church 509 Main St., Slatington, 610-7676276. PR Jim LeVan. Worship 10:45 a.m. S.S. 9:30 a.m., Wed. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 9:30 a.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church 40 S. Second Street Slatington, 610767-6361 PR Russell Haab; Worship 8:00 & 10:15 a.m. (nursery available at 10:15 a.m.); S.S. 9:00 a.m. St. John’s U.C.C. 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton, 610-826-2050. Rev. Irvin Moore. Worship 10 a.m S.S. 9 a.m.,. HA. St. John’s UCC 1415 Rising Sun Rd., Laurys Station, 610-262-8061. Rev. James Gottwald, Worship 10:15 a.m. S.S. 9 am. HA. St. John’s UCC 15 S. 2nd St. Slatington, 610-7675554. Supply Pastor: Henry Distler, Worship 9am Nursery Available HA. St. John’s UCC of Howertown, 22 Atlas Rd., Northampton, 610262-8666 PR Cliff Herring,. Worship 8 & 10:15 AM S.S 9 AM. Nursery provided, HA St. Nicholas R.C. Route 946, Berlinsville, 610-7673107. Mass daily at 8:30 a.m. Mass Sat Evening 4:30. Sun 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m St. Paul’s UCC of Indianland, 787 Almond Rd., Cherryville, 610767-5751. Worship at 10:15am S.S.


9am,. Nursery available, HA. St. Paul’s UCC 19th & Lincoln Ave., Northampton, 610-261-2910. Rev. Todd Fennell. Worship 10:15 am child care available S.S. 9:00 am. www. St. Peter’s UCC 8142 Valley View Road, Northampton, PA. 610-837-7426. Rev. Lamar Handwerk. Worship 10:15 a.m. S.S. 9 a.m. HA St. Peter’s United Methodist Church 7860 Center St., Emerald, 610.767.6233. Rev. William Ritzenthaler, Worship 10:15 a.m. S.S. 9 a.m., [nursery available]. HA. St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church 106 Delaware Avenue Palmerton, 610-826-2359 PR Evhen Moniuk Divine Liturgy 9:00AM on Sunday mornings. The Church of God in Palmerton 320 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, 610826-4972. Worship 10:15 a.m. Trinity EC Church 4647 Lehigh Drive (Berlinsville), Walnutport, 610-767-1167. PR Ken Schira. Worship 9 a.m., S.S. 10 a.m Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church 207 2nd St., Slatington. 610-7602090. PRBrian Kern. Worship 10 a.m., Wed., Bible Study, 7 p.m. Union Lutheran Church 5500 Rt. 873, Schnecksville, 610767-6884. PR Dennis W. Moore, Worship 8 & 10:45 a.m. (nursery avail), S.S. 9:15 a.m. HA. United Presbyterian Church of Slatington 6750 Route 873, Slatington, 610-7678113 Rev. Dr. Dennis Zimmerman, Worship 8:30 a.m.(Praise) & 10:45 (Nurs.Avail) S.S 9:30 am, HA, www. Union United Church of Christ 5550 Rte. 873, Neffs, 610-767-6961 PR Thomas N. Thomas, Worship 8 & 10:30 am, Children Church 10:30,(nursery avail). 10:30 service) HA. Walnutport Seventh-Day Adventist Church 227 Willow Rd. (and Rt. 145), 610-767-8939. PR Marcus Dekle. Worship 11:00am. Sabbath School 9:30am.

Whitehall Mennonite Church 4138 Wilson St., Egypt, 610-2621270. Worship 10 a.m., followed by fellowship S.S. 9 a.m. Nursery avail. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church 1904 Main St, Northampton, , 610-262-6636 Rev. Michael Metz,. Worship 10:30 a.m., S.S. 9 a.m., Nursery www.ZionNorthampton. org Zion UCC 2nd & Iron Sts, Lehighton. 610-3771191 PR Allen Heckman. Worship 8:15 a.m., S.S. 9:00 a.m., www. Zion’s Stone UCC 51 Church Rd., Northampton (Kreidersville) 610-262-1133 Rev. Glenn Rice,. Worship 9:00 a.m. Zion Wesleyan Church 2459 East Scenic Dr.Bath, 610-8378469 PR Tedd Leininger, Worship 10:30a.m. S.S. 9:30a.m.

BIBLE VERSE Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)

Churches are listed alphabetically and will include the address, phone number, pastor’s name, and the times of regular services, Sunday School, etc. Please call the office (610-767-9600) or e-mail us at AskUs@ TownAndCountryGazette. com to send updates or for how to list.


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Spread The Good Word Bethany Wesleyan Church State Representative Julie Harhart will hold a “Seniors Informational Meeting” at Bethany Wesleyan Church on Friday, February 11, from 10 – 11 am in the Family Life Center Dining Room. Topics of discussion will include: Property Tax and Rent Rebate, Heating/Electricity Assistance and more. There will be a time for questions and answers. The second annual “Locks of Love” cut-a-thon sponsored by the Cancer Connections support group of Bethany Wesleyan Church will be held on Sunday, May 22.“Locks of Love” is a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Watch for more details. Bethany Wesleyan Church is located at 675 Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville, PA. For more information on the church, call the office at 610 767-1239 or log onto

Church of the Manger Lehigh Valley Postcard Club meeting on February 15 at 6:30 PM. 1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem Speaker: Jo Kovacs, Topic: Coins Info: 610-868-5379. Visitors welcome.

Impartation. Speakers: Mary Hasz, from Global Awakening. Studied and ministered under teh leadershop of Randy Clark. Susan Starr, minsters healing and prayer along side of Mary and particpated in Global Awakening. Calvary Temple invites you to join us in experiencing The Powerful Anointing of God.

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Lehigh Township Historical Society Annual Basket Social Mark your calendar for the date of the Spring Basket Social. The society's annual Basket Social will be held on Sunday, March 27,at the Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company in Cherryville from 1 to 4 p.m. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. If you wish to donate an item, gift card or certificate, etc., please bring your donated item to the fire company by 11:30 a.m. or call one of the society members to pick up the item. The society would appreciate any donations for our fundraiser and welcomes your support. Last year, we had over 200 items, baskets or gift cards and we hope to surpass that number this year. Tickets will be sold at the door. Winners need not be present to win so if you cannot come for the whole time, stop in for your tickets and we will notify you if you win. Throughout the day, refreshments will be available from the fire company kitchen. Come out to the Basket Social for an enjoyable afternoon with your friends, you won't have to cook (patronize the fire company) and you might be lucky and take a

lovely basket or a gift card home with you. This is always a popular and well-attended event and is one of the society's main fundraisers. For more information, call 610-767-5989. We hope you will take time to come to the Basket Social and support the society's efforts to make it a success..

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Football Facts The 1977 movie Black Sunday was filmed at the Orange Bowl prior to Super Bowl X Oakland won Super Bowl XI after having lost 4 of the last 6 AFC championship games. Super Bowl XII was the first Super Bowl played in a domed stadium-the Louisana Superdome. In Super Bowl XIII, Dallas was the first defending champion to lose the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XVII was the Washington’s first Super Bowl victory, and their second Super Bowl appearance. The Los Angeles Raiders Super Bowl XVIII win gave the city its first NFL championship since the 1951 Los Angeles Rams. Super Bowl XIX was interesting in that it fell on the same day that Ronald Reagan was inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States.

Pittsburgh won its’ 4th Super Bowl in 6 years at the Rose Bowl in Super Bowl XIV. The Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XV victory enabled them to become the first wildcard team to win the Super Bowl. Super Bowl XVI was the first Super Bowl to be held in a cold-weather city-Pontiac (suburb of Detroit)

Ryon Real Estate 453 Main Street Walnutport, PA 18088 (610) 767-2200 Totally redone! 2 br single that is zoned commercial . You can use it for a business. Great Main St. location. Walking distance to stores, pharmacy, etc. $74,900. Welcome Home! 3 br colonial on a corner lot. Many updates throughout. Huge 38x11 sunrm, dining rm & family rm. 2 car detached gar was converted to a flower shop-use it for your own business or convert back to a garage. $198,900.

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New Officers Announced The Vigilant Fire Company No. 2 at 110 South Walnut Street would like to announce their 2011 officers: President-Robert Stettner, Vice-President-Gordon Giannotti, TreasurerDenise Smith, Secretary-Donna Pfrom, Board of Governors-Carol Hausman, Robert Herzog Jr., and Linda Steets. Dues are now payable and may be put in the company's mailbox. Meetings are the first Sunday of the month at 7pm. 100th aniversary monument

replicas are on sale. Country line dance lessons, Wed. & Thurs. 7pm. Hall rental call 610-767-3832. Upcoming events: February 11-Adult Toy Bingo February 26-Washington's birthday (members only) April 23-Ham & Money Raffle November 19 -Turkey Raffle December 2-Children's Toy Bingo

The Joke Corner Animal Super Bowl

During the Super Bowl, there was another football game of note between the big animals and the little animals. The big animals were crushing little animals and at half-time, the coach made a passionate speech to rally the little animals. At the start of the second half the big animals had the ball. The first play, the elephant got stopped for no gain. The second play, the rhino was stopped for no gain. On third down, the hippo was thrown for a 5 yard loss.

"And how about the hippo? Who hit him for a 5 yard loss?"

The defense huddled around the coach and he asked excitedly, "Who stopped the elephant?"

"Well, that was me as well," said the centipede.

"I did," said the centipede.

"So where were you during the first half?" demanded the coach.

"Who stopped the rhino?" "Uh, that was me too," said the centipede.

"Well," said the centipede, "I was having my ankles taped."


LCCC Announces December Graduates Lehigh Carbon Community College’s President, Donald Snyder, recently announced the December 2010 graduates. A Recognition Ceremony was held Sunday, December 19 in the new Community Services Center, Schnecksville campus. Bowmanstown: Chelsea Frey. Breinigsville: Kelly Haare**, Lauren Rama*, and Sarah Weigel*. Catasauqua: Kathleen Fritzges, Cherie Kraynick***, Donald Morgan, and Nicole Shaul. Coplay: Michael Emanuel and Stacey Ziegler. Laurys Station: Rochelle Baker**. Lehighton: Anja Barnard, John Bartholomew, Linda Beckwith, Rosanna Cope*, Adam Freeby*, Cale Getter, Joshua Graham, Steve Holland, Lori Horant**, Amanda Kincaid**, Jonathan Kuehner*, Melissa Kuruts, Dustin Simeone**, Charles Sterling, Alanna Weiss, and Deborah Wysocki. Northampton: Kristen Motsko**, Janet Sforza* and Ashley Zulli. Palmerton: Jill Bachman, John Breiner***, Katie Frey, Raymond Jones***, Thomas Kover, Todd Salovay, Marie Schoch*, and Kirstie Strauss. Schnecksville: Judith Beck, Crystal Czar, Michelle Everett, Emily Geiger, Grace Ludwig**, and Kyle Radeline. Slatington: Cara Cavall, Sara Freeby**, Virginia Hall***, Louise Kozics, Veronica Mummey, Jasmine Rodrigues, and Linda Steets**. Walnutport: Jennifer Grimes. * Indicates student graduated Cum Laude, earning a grade point average of 3.5 - 3.75. ** Indicates student graduated Magna Cum Laude, earning a grade point average of 3.75 - 3.95. *** Indicates student graduated Summa Cum Laude, earning a grade point average of 3.95 - 4.0.

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Dining with Diabetes Dining with Diabetes is a program offered for adults with type 2 diabetes and their families by Penn State Cooperative Extension. The program addresses the following objectives: Increase knowledge of healthy food choices for people with diabetes, Present healthy versions of familiar foods and tasting of recipes, Demonstrate cooking techniques that use more healthful ingredients Increase knowledge of medical tests associated with diabetes management, Promote physical activity as a component of diabetes control, Provide opportunities for participants to share and learn from one another A recipe book, pedometer, exercise DVD, stretch band, meal-planning placemat and handouts are given to each participant. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks with a three-month followup class. Next class will be held Mondays 3/14, 21, 28 & 4/4 from 1 - 3 pm at the 911 Center, 100 Gracedale Ave, Nazareth, with follow-up on 6/6/11. Due to partial funding by the PA Department of Health and the U. S. Department of Agriculture, cost is only $35. for one person or $50. per family. Register by March 7 by calling the Northampton Co. Extension office at 610-746-1970 or emailing Lois Kunkle, extension educator at

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Health Works at Blue Mountain Health System Offers ZUMBA Classes Health Works at Blue Mountain Health System will offer ZUMBA classes beginning on Tues., Feb. 1, 2011 at 6 p.m. and will be held every Tues. and Thurs. at 6 p.m. and every Sat. at 9 a.m. at Health Works at the Carbon Plaza Mall on Route 443 in Lehighton.. The cost will be $3 for members and $6 for non-members. Zumba is a popular fitness program inspired by Latin dance that uses upbeat Latin music together with cardiovascular exercise for a fun and easy to learn workout. It seems to be an optimal fitness choice, mixing cardio intervals with resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. If you enjoy high energy, motivating music, and like to try unique moves and combinations, Zumba may be your ticket to fitness. For more information on the Zumba class at Health Works, call 570-386-8080. Blue Mountain Health System Sponsors The ABCs of Medicare Blue Mountain Health System will sponsor a program, The ABCs of Medicare, on Thurs., Feb. 17, 2011, at 6 p.m. at the Community Services Center at 217 Franklin Avenue in Palmerton. The program will be offered again on Thurs., March 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hyperbaric & Wound Healing Center and Conference Center at 6th and Iron Streets in Lehighton. Susan Zeigler from the Carbon County Agency on Aging will present information on the differences between the plans, open enrollment periods, Medigap coverage and Medicare HFULAdvantage TREA- Plans. A question and answer period will be included. There is a lot of information to process when considering Medicare, so knowing what it is and how it works will help you to choose


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the program that will best meet your individual needs. Please call 610-377-7070 to register for either program. Blue Mountain Health System Sponsors A Cooking Demo and Education Seminar on Women and Heart Disease Blue Mountain Health System will sponsor a program on Women and Heart Disease: A Cooking Demo and Education Seminar, on Tues., Feb. 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the community room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th Street in Lehighton. Nancy Matyas, MS, RD, LDN, clinical nutrition manager at BMHS, will speak about a hearthealthy diet and how following one can help you reduce the three major risk factors for heart attack: high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity. One of the risk factors we can control is our diet, and that’s a great place to start. Learn what it takes and how you can cook hearthealthy meals for you and your family. A cooking demonstration is included. Space is limited and registration is required at 610-377-7070. Blue Mountain Health System Offers Program on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)—There is Help for the Winter Blues Blue Mountain Health System will offer a program on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) on Mon., Feb. 28, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at the Blue Mountain Community Services Center at 217 Franklin Ave. in Palmerton. Guest speaker, Catherine Miller, MSW, LSW, will discuss seasonal affective disorder, which is estimated to affect 10 to 20 percent of Americans. If you suffer from tiredness, fatigue, depression, crying spells, irritability, trouble concentrating, body aches, loss of sex drive, poor sleep, decreased activity level, and overeating, especially of carbohydrates, with associated weight gain, you might have SAD. The disorder is more prevalent in the higher latitudes than in the lower latitudes that receive more sun. Some people who work in offices with little access to natural light may experience SAD all year. Find out about seasonal affective disorder--its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. If you suffer from SAD, there is help available. Please register at 610-377-7070.


CLIU #21 Offers Driver Educ. Theory Classes Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 is offering Driver Education Theory classes and Behind the Wheel training for qualified high school students in the following School Districts: Allentown, Catasauqua, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, Palmerton, Salisbury Township, and Whitehall-Coplay. We will have spring theory classes at William Allen High School. These classes will start on March 1, 2011 at 3:30pm. We will also have a fall theory classes at Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit, Schnecksville. These classes will start on April 4, 2011 at 6:00pm. Behind the Wheel training is scheduled individually by the instructor. Applications can be found at (click on resources/student driver ed.). Please call Sandy Bowen for more information and registration forms at 610-769-4111 extension 1299 or 800-223-4821 extension 1299 or log on to our web site: (click on resources/ student driver ed.) for class schedule with times and dates.

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Slatington Library News The library is holding a 50/50 raffle. The winner will be drawn on February 6, 2011, Super Bowl Sunday. 1st prize takes 25%, 2nd prize takes 15%, and 3rd prize 10%. The cost is $2.00/ticket or 3 tickets for $5.00. Tickets are available at the library or from the Library Board members. A “Basket of Kisses” is being raffled off to benefit the library. A large basket of Hershey kisses will be raffled off for Valentine’s Day. Tickets cost 1 ticket for $1.00 or 3 tickets for $2.00. The drawing will be held on Friday, February 11th. Preschool story hour is on Tuesdays at 11:00 am. All are welcome! The library accepts book donations with the exception of encyclopedias, text books, and Reader’s Digest condensed books. There is always a used book sale in the library. We are changing the price of our sale books. Hardcover books will cost 50 cents and paperbacks will cost 25 cents. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ; Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ; closed Thursday and Sunday. Contact us at 610 767-6461. Any questions concerning this information please contact Louise Bechtel at the Library at (610) 7676461. Thank you.

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What are you curled up with? Moon over Manifest By Clare Vanderpool Steeped in time and place, brimming with an eclectic cast of characters, and full of exciting twists and turns, Clare Vanderpool makes her writing debut with her remarkable new novel, MOON OVER MANIFEST (Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers / On sale October 12, 2010 / $16.99 / Ages 9–12). Intricately woven yet rich in its simplicity, this is the tale of a young girl who, while searching for clues about her father’s boyhood, uncovers the long-held secrets of a town blanketed in silence. The story is set in the fictional small town of Manifest, Kansas, which is based on the real Kansas town of Frontenac, home of Clare Vanderpool’s maternal grandparents. Vanderpool’s debut novel is the winner of the 2011 John Newbery Medal, awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The year is 1936. Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is hoping to learn about her father’s childhood when she jumps off a train in Manifest, Kansas. Having heard stories of the town in its 1918 heyday, Abilene is disappointed to find that now it’s a dried-up Depression town. But her disappointment quickly turns to intrigue when she discovers a hidden box full of old letters, mementos, and mention of a spy known as The Rattler. Even though Abilene and her new friends are warned to “leave well enough alone,” the mysterious words send them on a spy hunt. Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a

debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who tells stories from the past. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to uncover what role her father played in the town’s secret history. Drawing on stories Clare Vanderpool heard as a child, along with research from town newspapers, yearbooks, and graveyards, Vanderpool found a rich and colorful history that inspired her extraordinary debut novel, MOON OVER MANIFEST. Clare Vanderpool grew up reading books in unusual places (and is still a big advocate of doing so): dressing rooms, trees, and church, to name a few. She describes herself as having a “very strong connection to place.” A graduate of Newman University, she now lives in Wichita, Kansas—a mere four blocks from where she grew up—with her husband, four children, and two dogs. This is her first novel.


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Palmerton Area Library News Preschool Story Hour Preschool Story Hour is held at 10:30am on each Friday through the school year. The programs are free and there is no preregistration. All are welcome. Knitting Club A knitting club has been organized for all area residents interested in knitting, crocheting and other crafts. See what’s new in the crafts and share stories. Ideas will be discussed about knitting for various charities. The knitting club meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the library from 6:00 – 8:00. The club is free. New members are always welcome. Third Monday Book Club An adult book club is being offered at the Palmerton Area Library. The club meets the third Monday of each month at the library from 12:00 until 1:15. Stop in at the library for more information. New members are always welcome. On Feb. 21 the club will meet to discuss “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. Yoga Classes Yoga classes are continuing at the library. Classes are offered on Saturday mornings at 9:00. Stop in! Participants should call the teacher at 570-386-8688 for more information. Book Sale The library sponsors a used book sale in the basement on a daily basis. New used books arrive daily along with videos, puzzles and CD’s. Lots of good paperbacks and children’s books are available. Over 2000 books and videos are available. Library Board of Trustees Meeting The Board of Directors of the Palmerton Area Library meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the library at 4:00pm. Meetings are open to the public.

Friends of the Palmerton Area Library The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be Tuesday April 12 at 7:00. Stop in the library to pick up a membership form or join online and find out opportunities to volunteer and serve the library. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Teen Advisory Group The Teen Advisory Group is for students in grades 7-12 and meets at the library after school on the first Wed. of the month. New members are always welcome. The group is currently remodeling and painting a section of the library basement. Watercolor Classes for Kids Ongoing classes, call the teacher at 610-824-4962 for more information about signing up. Tail Waggin’ Tutors, children reading to dogs sponsored by Therapy Dogs International, Inc. will be at the library every month on the second Sat. of the month from 11:00-noon. Free to all area children but they must register ahead of time for a time slot. Practice your reading skills with no pressure. The next session will be Saturday Feb. 12 from 11-12:00. Call the library to reserve your time slot. Coming Events: VOLUNTEER PROGRAM – The library has started a new volunteer program. Ask at the desk for a volunteer packet and sign up to help shelve books, work in the book sale, decorate the display window, adopt a shelf, help with the teen group, etc. Individuals must be at least 13 years old. FIRST ANNUAL PALMERTON AREA LIBRARY OPEN – TO KEEP THE PALMERTON AREA LIBRARY OPEN! Golf tournament at the Blue Ridge Country Club, Mon. June 13, 2011. Sign up your team now! Prizes, Ball Drop, Dinner Buffet, Silent Auction. COMPUTER CLASSES – The spring computer classes will start on Thursday March 17 and continue through May 26. Beginner and Intermediate Classes will be offered as well as Digital Camera classes. Space is limited. Call today. PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW with light refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be held on Sunday March 27 from 2:00-4:00. Tickets are $3.00 each. Contact the library if you are interested in displaying your photos. COMING IN APRIL: Lots of exciting events to celebrate National Library Month.


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Football Trivia (NAPSA)—Whether they’re tailgating, playing in a fantasy league or trading gridiron facts, football fans are known for their competitive spirit and insatiable appetite for all things pigskin. If you count yourself among them, you might try exercising your brain with a little football trivia: 1.) What uniform number did Johnny Unitas make famous? A. 18 B. 19 C. 16 D. 10 2.) What team did lefty Boomer Esiason lead to the Super Bowl? A. St. Louis Rams B. New York Jets C. Cincinnati Bengals D. Pittsburgh Steelers 3.) Which of the following Hall of Fame quarterbacks was not a first-round draft choice? A. Fran Tarkenton B. Bob Griese C. Terry Bradshaw D. Troy Aikman

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Apartment-Slatington, New 2 BR, NO Pets, W/S/G Included. $500+utilities, security required. 610-767-4673 (2/17)

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Fine Lodging, Slatington. Clean, Safe, Quiet, Nicely furnished rooms, $90-$150 per week. Private and shared bathroom. Furnished apartments $150-$200 per week. All units have color TV, HBO, fridge, M/W, all utilities included, parking available, owner-occupied units. Shown by appointments only. Call 610-760-0700

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2 BR Country Apt near Slatington 2nd floor, no pets. $625/ month & security dep. includes WSG & Cable TV. Call 610-7678529 (2/3) For Rent Coplay Boro Townhouse 2 Bedrm. 1 and half Bath. Water, Sewer and heat included. $850 per month. Call David 610-972-2955. Email dhobel@ (2/3) For Rent Ranch Style House For Rent, Slatington. Large open concept living room, kitchen, dinning area. 1-1/2 Bath, laundry area, 2 large bdrms., large basement. Off street parking, w/s/g included. No pets or smoking. Call 610990-7276. (2/17) TOWNHOUSE: 2 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C. $770 (cats $25 extra/mo) 610759-0169 (1/6)

FOR SALE For Sale - Apples, Potatoes, Pure Honey, Straw, Seasoned Firewood. Emerald Cider Mill. 610-767-8304 (2/17) For Sale - Firewood $140.00 -Cord - Call 610-767-4269 Leave Msg. (2/3) Shihtzu Puppies Home raised - Nonshedding, ACA registered, vet checked, first shots. $400 males, $500 females. Ready 2/20/11. Call (610) 3771886 for more information. (2/17) For Sale 2 Cemetery Lots, upper and lower in Cedar Hill Memorial, Airport Rd. Including opening. Original $9000, selling for $7000. Call 610-7600922. (2/3) Firewood for sale cut, split, & seasoned, all hardwood. $160/ cord. Only need your wood split? We will do it! Call 610767-0908 (2/17) Insulation Board 4’x8’x1.5, unprinted foil faces, control temperature and condensa-

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SERVICES AVAILABLE Piano and Voice Lessons in Danielsville: Professional singer and teacher for over 30 years in area colleges has a few openings on M, T, Th. Call 610390-9339 (2/3-2/17) TIMS SHARPENING SERVICE Let me take care of your sharpening needs. Circular saws, carbide circular saw blades, planer blades, scissors, electric hedge fence trimmers, lawn mower blades, axes, chisels, chain saws, etc. Call 610-767-5171 A.P. EXCAVATING & CONCRETE. PA#021097 Footers, Block Walls, Foundations, Patios, Driveways, Sidewalks, Curbs, Landscaping, Retaining Walls, Pavers. Water & Electrical lines installed. Large Field cutting, Hauling. Large & Small Backhoe, Specializing in tight area digging. Snowplowing. Fully insured. 484-221-4200 OR 610-737-9585 Oil Care - oil heat services repair, replace. Clean furnaces save oil at $3.25/gallon. You can not afford to waste it - call now! Emergency calls anytime 24/7. Bruce Beltz 610-759-5765. Over 32 years exp. (2/17) TREES BY DAVE & SON 610826-7487 - Take downs, round overs, lot clearing, aerial life equipped. Over 20 years experience. Fully Insured, FREE estimates. Emergency Service 24-HRS. Call Dave’s Cell 570657-1063. (1/20) WENZ TAX SERVICE - Slatington local offering great service with rates starting at $60. Referral bonuses are also available. CALL TODAY! 484330-1125 (2/3) On The Mark Repairs: Specializing in all types of small home repairs. Senior discount, free estimates, fully insured, reliable, honest service. Call Mark 610-248-6741 PA#17842


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Slatington Woman’s Club Girl of the Month: January Name: Carly Gavalla Girl of the Month for: January 2011 Hometown: Slatington Family Background (Parents/Siblings): Maria Gavalla (mother) George Gavalla (father) Casey Gavalla (sister) School Activities/Sports: High school soccer (since freshman year) Northampton soccer club (since freshman year) Assistant coached a youth soccer team Interact Debate Peer Helpers Bigs and Littles FBLA Honors Received: American Citizenship Award Other Interests: spending time with family and friends, vacationing, laughing, walking my dog, enjoying life Future Plans: I will be going to college for nursing or medical imaging in the fall.

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2011 Super Bowl will bring big transit changes to Dallas area Super Bowl events will require a dramatic but temporary overhaul of parts of the North Texas transportation system, including a temporary rail station in Arlington and changes to highway lanes. Michael Morris, a host committee member and transportation director for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, talked about plans for rails, highways and buses. There also will be transportation VIP treatment for groups ranging from league executives to the thousands of media members covering the Super Bowl. "You have a lot of customers with high-end needs," Morris said. "So you have to layer your transportation system and provide the services for each of those groups, from the NFL owners to the NFL teams to obviously the teams. ... This is not a cookie-cutter initiative." Morris said special consideration will be given to the obvious - team buses driving to the Super Bowl, as well as media buses traveling to press conferences and league officials going to organized events. A large part of the transportation effort also will involve getting people out of their rental cars and into trains. Morris said transportation agencies

plan to offer a one-week rail pass during the Super Bowl to cater to those from out of town. Rail stops already exist near major Super Bowl venues, including the NFL Experience at the Dallas Convention Center and Taste of the NFL at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Commuter rail service also will arrive temporarily in Arlington on Feb. 6, 2011. Transportation officials are negotiating with the Union Pacific Railroad to use their rail line, which passes about a mile from Cowboys Stadium. If everything runs smoothly, transit agencies will send 10,000 people to the Super Bowl on commuter rail trains. A temporary station is planned for a site just north of Arlington City Hall, near Center Street. Bill Lively, president and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee, said the region will have to be aggressive in marketing this temporary service. "It won't be live the day before or the day after," he said about rail service to Arlington. "No one here is going to be familiar with it. No one from out of town is going to be familiar with it." Morris said South Florida officials hoped that Continued on Page 47

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NLYAA Football NLYAA Football is having a Basket Bingo Social featuring Longaberger Baskets, Pottery and Wrought Iron on Sunday Feb. 20th (snow date Sunday Feb. 27th) at Friedens Fire Co. For donations or tickets call Amy(610)573-4019, E-Mail or send donations to 8209 Morgan St. Slatedale 18079. Tickets are $25.00 for 25 games (INCLUDES 20 games and 5 specials). Doors open @ 12noon ~ bingo begins @ 1:00PM. *Food *Raffles *Chinese Auction *Non-Smoking. Proceeds benefit the NLYAA Football Program.


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Senior Citizens Corner Following are the menu selections for the period 2/3 to 2/14 for the Lehigh County Senior Citizen Centers. Please make your meal reservation at the appropriate center - phone numbers can be found in the phone book, under the government section. Also note that menu items may change without prior notice. Wed. 2/9: Salisbury Steak w/Gravy, Mashed Thur. 2/3: Hearty Beef Stew, Broccoli & Potatoes, Creole Zucchini, Whole Wheat Bread, Cauliflower, Biscuit, Fruit Cocktail Diced Pears. Fri. 2/4: Stuffed Shells w/Tomato Sauce, Green Beans, Roll, Fresh Fruit. Mon. 2/7: Stuffed Cabbage w/Tomato Sauce, Carrots, Whipped Potatoes, Wheat Bread, Sugar Cookies. Tues. 2/8: Chicken Primavera, Rice, Pacific Blend Veggies, Whole Wheat Bread, Pudding.

Thur. 2/10: Roasted Turkey Breast w/Gravy, Bread Stuffing, French Green Beans, Whole Wheat Bread, Orange. Fri. 2/11: Dill Baked Fish, Mac & Cheese, Stewed Tomatoes, Multigrain Bread, Peaches Mon. 2/14: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Broccoli, Garlic Bread, Fresh Fruit.

Following are the menu selections for the period 2/3 to 2/15 for the Northampton County Senior Citizen Centers. Please make your meal reservation at the appropriate center - phone numbers can be found in the phone book, under the government section. Also note that menu items may change without prior notice. Thur. 2/3: Navy Bean Soup, Grilled Chicken Breast on Bun w/Lett/Tomato/Mayo, PA Dutch Potato Salad, Fruit Cocktail.

Mon. 2/14: Chicken Stuffed w/Broccoli & Cheese, Seasoned Rice Pilaf, Marinated Vegetable Sld., Fresh Baked Roll w/Marg, Cherry Cheesecake.

Fri. 2/4: Macaroni & Cheese, Stewed Tomatoes, Romaine Salad w/Ranch Dressing, Wheat Bread w/Marg, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.

Mon. 2/15: Fried Haddock Sandwich w/Lett./ Tomato/Tartar Sce., Potato Chips, Cole Slaw, Birthday Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream.

Mon. 2/7: Turkey Mixed Bean Chili, Cheddar Cheese Garnish over Bread Bowl, CornCucumber & Tomato Salad, Mandarin Oranges. Tues. 2/8: Onion Romano Soup, Marinated Turkey Cutlet, Mashed Potatoes, Succotash, Wheat Bread & Marg., Rice Pudding. Wed. 2/9: Veal Parmigiana, Linguine w/Marinara Sce, Italian Blend Vegetables, Italian Bread w/ Marg., Fresh Apple Slices. Thur. 2/10: Cream of Tomato Soup, Pork Ribbette, Cabbage & Bow Ties, Waldorf Salad, Wheat Bread w/Marg., Vanilla Custard. Fri. 2/11: Chicken Noodle Bake, Sliced Carrots, Tossed Salad w/French Dressing, Wheat Roll w/ Marg, Boston Cream Pie.

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Hunter Harvests Her First Buck After 9 years, 2 children and many frozen fingers and toes, Kimberly Grube shot her first buck. The deer was an 8 pointer with a 16 inch spread. Kimberly shot the deer on November 29, 2010 while hunting on a friend’s property in West Penn Township. The deer is curretly at Sherwood’s Taxidermy in Moore Township. Congtaulations to Kimberly!!

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Remember When – 25 Years February 19, 1987 – Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette District Justice Harold R. Weaver, Jr. announces he will seek the nomination for re-election as District Justice of the Magisterial District 03-3-01, Danielsville. Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette has asked Tamara Kent to write a monthly column about her experience as this year’s Miss Lehigh Valley. Her first article was published in this issue. The newly installed glass windows of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville, will be dedicated at worship services on Sunday, February 22. The services, at 8 and 10:30am, will feature sermons for children and adults. On February 17 the Northampton PTA celebrated its 90th birthday.

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