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Slatington Library News If you’re getting cabin fever stop at the library and take out some books. Reading is a great way to pass the winter. We have your favorite authors and a large selection of large print books which includes authors such as Clive Cussler, Danielle Steel, Sandra Brown, Stuart Woods and Nora Roberts. Looking for Tax Forms? The library has Pennsylvania tax forms. All federal forms can be obtained by calling 1-800829-3676. Computers are available to those who wish to get more information and/or file online. Book Sale The library accepts book donations with the exception of encyclopedias, text books, and Reader’s Digest condensed books. Hardcover books are 50 cents and paperbacks are 25 cents. Preschool story hour is on Tuesdays at 11:00 am. All are welcome! 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.

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Northern Lehigh Community Center Programs

Zumba and Yoga classes are offered by the Northern Lehigh Community Center for adults. The cost for 8 classes is $48.00. Drop in fees are $8 for adults, $6 for High School and college students, except where noted. ZUMBA: Monday 6-7 p.m. at the Vigilant Fire Co. (upstairs), Walnut St. Slatington. These classes begin March 7 – April 25 with a snow make-up day on May 2. • Zumba sessions will also be held in May and June. Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. at the Northern Lehigh Middle School cafeteria. Classes begin March 30 – May 25 (no class on April 20). Continued on Page 4

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Northern Lehigh Community Center Programs Continued from Page 3 YOGA: Thursdays 6-7 p.m. at the Northern Lehigh Peters Elementary school (Friedens) music room. Classes begin March 10 – May 5 (no class April 21) with a snow make-up day on May 12. • Yoga sessions will also be held in May and June. If the Northern Lehigh School District is closed, class sessions will be cancelled. For more information or to Pre-register call 610-760-0300. You can also register the first night of class.

Lehigh Township Historical Society Celebrating 10th Anniv. Old man winter has been sending us some nasty weather this year and everyone's safety is a concern for the historical society. If we have

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner Friday, February 25, 2011 4-8 pm @ Lehigh Township Fire Hall

inclement weather, please call president Kenny Marsh @ 610-767-5989 to find out if a scheduled meeting will take place. Hopefully, springlike weather is around the corner and we won't have to deal with the snow and ice for awhile. With the coming of spring, please mark your calendar for the annual Spring Basket Social on March 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company in Cherryville. Tickets will be sold at the door. There will be lots of baskets and gift certificates and the fire company will have good food on hand for purchase. The winning numbers will be called at 4 p.m.; winners will be notified if not present. Maybe you haven't seen your friends and neighbors over the winter --- Come out and meet your friends and neighbors at the Basket Social in March! Support the LTHS Basket Social and the fire company. Donations for the event will be gratefully accepted. For more information or how to donate call Kenny at 610-767-5989. The historical society is celebrating its tenth anniversary with many special events throughout the year. Historical articles and updates will be provided in future issues of this gazette. We hope that you are learning more about our Township. Continued on Page 5

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LT Historical Soc. Continued from Page 5 Continue to check back each month and please watch upcoming issues for more events, articles and historical information.

Indianland Garden Club Meeting

The Indianland Garden Club, organized in 1954, will hold its first meeting of 2011 on Tuesday, March 8, in the fellowship hall of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville. The organizational meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and refreshments will follow. There will be a discussion of the programs to be held throughout the year. Also, responsibilities of members and committees will be reviewed. Dues are payable at this meeting. Anyone who has an appreciation for plants and flowers are welcome to join the garden club. Interesting informative programs which are generally centered on nature, plants, flowers, etc. are presented during the year. Members bring specimens and plants for judging each month and earn points. At the end of the year, persons accumulating the highest points are recognized.

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In March, members may bring the following specimens for judging: Pussy willow, crocus, forsythia, and houseplants which include palm plant, geranium, crown of thorns, hoya. Artistic design: Go Fly a Kite - arrangement showing motion; Waiting for Spring - dried flower arrangement; and Mountain Greenery arrangement using outdoor greens. The garden club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., from March to November, at Hope Lutheran Church for its regular meetings. Other locations are sometimes chosen for the picnic and Christmas dinner. Other activities are held throughout the year which include trips and a plant auction in spring. The Indianland Garden Club is a "growing" garden club. Join us as we start our 57th year of "growing." Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact 610-767-5685.

Pre-school now Accepting Applications Slatington Presbyterian Pre-school is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year 3 & 4 year old classes. FMI contact Ms. Karen Shanton at 610-767-6546.

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Sat. March 26th 8 p.m. Poly Cotton & The Blends Music for Synthetic World w/ Dave D’Amelio Of Large Flower Heads


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The Social Page David and Susan Costa of Allentown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Costa, to James Bloom III, son of James Jr.and Susan Bloom of Schnecksville. Courtney and James graduated from Parkland High School in 2005. Courtney graduated from West Chester University in 2009 and is currently in a dietetic internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital. James graduated from Ursinus College in 2009 and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree at Drexel University. He is employed as a financial analyst at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Gaithersburg, Maryland. No wedding date has been set.

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The Social Page Joseph and Cindy Meyers of Slatington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lindsay to Eric Brown, son of Darryl Brown of Hamburg, and Deborah McDill of Reading. Eric is a mechanical designer at Javen Engineering, Fort Washington. Lindsay is a hair stylist at Sydney’s Haircolor Concept Salon, Coopersburg. A September 2011 wedding is planned.

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Palmerton Relay for Life This year Palmerton Relay for Life is May 21 and 22. Friends In The Fight will be holding a Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser on March 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the West End Fire Co. in Palmerton. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call Laura @ Hair-riffic Salon in Palmerton if interested. The number is 610-824-2887. We hope to see you there!

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Lehigh Valley Bluegrass Festival What was begun as a humble effort to bring quality Bluegrass music to the Lehigh Valley area and to reward the bands that played that music, has turned into a major production with monthly Bluegrass shows featuring Nashville bluegrass recording artists at the Kempton Rod and Gun Club as well as the highly successful Lehigh Valley Bluegrass Festival, held in July. The man behind this effort is Lynn Peters of Walnutport, a bluegrass musician himself and founding member of the band Santara Wind. Lynn comes from a Bluegrass family. His dad, Don Peters, a noted banjo player from the early days of Bluegrass, dragged his family to the festivals and shindigs that became prominent in the 50s and 60s. “I caught the bug early, around the time that most kids were grooving on the Beatles and Rolling Stones. That music never interested me. OK, there were catchy tunes but all those drums Ay-Yi-Yi...and heavy metal; forget it!” Lynn went to the Dobro, an instrument that he loved, took lessons from noted Dobroist Dick Blattenberger and went on to play in his youth in several “Brat Bands”. These bands were put together with the other kids of the festival crowds, lasted for a season and formed anew the next summer. Notable names from the Pennsylvania region include Louie Setzer, Anthony Hannigan and, of course, his brother Larry. He was once asked to “go on the road” with Jimmy Martin, an offer he declined for the following reason. Adulthood brought on certain realities, like the need for a “Day Job”. Never one for half measures Lynn started in trucking, got the concept and broadened out into owning a trucking company with several hired drivers. Selling that he moved on to Real Estate where he became the top producer and finally manager in his company.

Currently he is semi retired in the heating oil industry where he has more time for his true love, Bluegrass music. Semi retirement has meant only one thing... full time in Bluegrass. You can see Lynn at most of the summer festivals pulling in with his motor home and great big trailer with “Lehigh Valley Bluegrass Festival” painted on the sides. “Lynn Peters has had a profound effect on the Bluegrass music scene in Pennsylvania. He took the concept of the Shindig, and almost overnight, turned it into a sustainable enterprise that rewards the musicians, the hall where the music is played and puts money aside for his festival. Everyone gets rewarded, not least the audience. It’s brilliant” said Ken Pierson, formerly of the Pocono Bluegrass Society. Indeed, while other organizations are withering away, Bluegrass Nights at the Kempton Rod and Gun Club, providing both Nashville and regional bluegrass acts to the Lehigh Valley, is prospering. On the fourth Saturday evening of each month it is where you want to be if you’re a bluegrass fan. Lynn said, “You might think it’s crazy to even Continued on Page 14

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LCCC to Offer Family Dynamics Classes Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer the following noncredit classes for families dealing with issues between adoption, separation and divorce. All classes will be held at the main campus in Schnecksville, unless noted otherwise. Separation and Divorce - Fee: $25 Course #SPI 567-50 Tues., Apr. 5 7-9 p.m.

Separation and Divorce - Fee: $25 Course #SPI 567-51 Weds, Apr. 13 7-9 p.m. Location: Whitehall High School Room D-102 For schedule or registration information, call 610-799-1500. For 24-hour phone-in registration, call 610-799-1998 (obtain course number before calling).

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Bluegrass Nights

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Sat. February 26 Bluegrass Recording Artists 4th Saturday, 3PM—10PM, Jamming 3-6, Show 6PM GPS 192 Pine Creek Rd, Kempton Info 610-760-1085 or www.bluegrassnight.com $12 at Door Real Good Food Available

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ROOSEVELT DEMOCRATIC CLUB Danielsville, Lehigh Township, PA

Hall Available For Your Special Occasion • Private Bar And Seating For 200 People • Smoke Free. Reasonable Prices Six Lanes Of Bowling Available For All Types Of Parties. Call Joanne @ 610-767-2664 www.dvilledemoclub.org

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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. Homemade Cakes & Pies Serving Breakfast Lunch-Dinner (We Serve Breakfast anytime) Banquet and Parties for any occasion

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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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Lehigh Valley Bluegrass Festival Continued from Page 9 think this way but...breaking even in the first year is quite an accomplishment.” Indeed it is. The first Lehigh Valley Bluegrass Festival, held at the Schnecksville Fireman’s Fairgrounds, despite record breaking heat and violent thunderstorms, was a real crowd pleaser with most if not all attendees pledging to return this year, July 22, 23 and 24. “We bring Nashville to the Lehigh Valley and we mix that up with the best in the region, that’s the formula... (for success)”, said Peters. This summer’s line-up includes four bands that record in Nashville plus ten others that either should be or soon will. Check out the event at; (www.lehighvalleybluegrassfestival.com) “We have the festival already planned out. You’ve got to be early (in booking) with these national bands-you snooze you lose. It’s a terrific line up but right now I have to focus on the next four months at Kempton, all Nashville acts so I’m glad I’ve got the festival all planned.”, said Lynn. When asked what sized crowd would finally please him, he responded, “How high can you count?”

Scouts from New Tripoli Troop 89 eat their campfire cooked meals at Snowbound 2011. (l-r) Anthony Brasten, Justin Grim, Lucas Wehr -Jeremiah Jones photo

Local Scouts Earn Regional Honors Boy Scouts throughout our country pledge in their oath that on their honor, they will do their best. Sixteen members of Troop 89 in New Tripoli did their best and were honored for it at the North Valley District Snowbound 2011. Continued on Page 15

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Local Scouts Earn Regional Honors Continued from Page 14 Members of New Tripoli’s Purple Moose and the Lightning Slow patrols earned second and third place respectively at this year’s Snowbound, a competition that tests boys’ outdoor and rescue skills. First place went to the White Ops patrol from Troop 1600 in Allentown. With eleven events ranging from fire building to first aid, Snowbound was held January 14-16 at Settler’s Camp in Jonas, Pa. Forty-two patrols from throughout Lehigh, Northampton, and Carbon Counties undertook the challenge for top honors in the field, and woods, of competition. The New Tripoli scouts, ranging in age from 12-17, accomplished their feats while working cooperatively within their patrols to move their outdoor supplies and gear over miles of terrain on large wooden sleds. The Lightning Slow patrol was comprised of Jesse Stutzman, Isaiah Jones, Josh Kromer, Ben Fruchtl, Jacob Steidinger, Ryan Overstrom, and Dakota Haldeman, and was led by Davis Evans. The Purple Moose Patrol was led by Lucas

New Tripoli Troop 89 Scouts in competition at Snowbound 2011. back (carried): Elijah Jones; front: Brandon Selig, Evan Karpyn, Jacob Wampole, Anthony Brasten -Jeremiah Jones photo Wehr, and included Daniel Gross, Justin Grim, Anthony Brasten, Evan Karpyn, Elijah Jones, Brandon Selig, and Jacob Wampole. Troop 89 is chartered by the Ontelaunee Gun Club in New Tripoli. Scout meetings are held every Monday, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Club. All area boys, fifth grade and older, are welcome to participate in this character-growing and citizendeveloping program by stopping by the Club or by contacting local Scout headquarters at (610) 264-8551.


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The Battle of Iwo Jima Nearing 66 years ago was "The Battle of Iwo Jima." Obviously famous for the flag raising, how many people know it was the second flag raising that day? And how miniscule a number know of the eulogy after the battle that day of February 23, 1945? As our Marines are fighting in Afghanistan and we are losing more of our young to a contested war let us never forget the sacrifices the Marines make for you and me. Iwo Jima First to Raise the Flag Initially a patrol by Fox Company successfully made it to the top of Suribachi and upon descending Colonel Chandler Johnson called for a platoon from Easy Company. Lieutenant Schrier was chosen to lead the platoon. He was told by Colonel Johnson that “IF” they made it to the top of Suribachi to raise the flag that Lieutenant Greeley Wells gave Colonel Johnson. The flag had been brought from the USS Missoula. Upon reaching the summit a pole with a bullet hole through it was found and used to secure the 54” x 28” flag. The image was photographed by Lou Lowery of Leatherneck Magazine. While he was avoiding Japanese fire he fell down an embankment and broke his camera, but he saved the film The Secretary of the Navy, viewing the activities on shore with Lieutenant General Howlin Mad Smith, said he’d like the flag for a souvenir. When Colonel Johnson heard this he was defiant and ordered his adjutant to secure that flag and find a replacement flag. Iwo Jima Second to Raise the Flag All had come together at Camp Pendleton training for Island X (Iwo Jima) and came to Iwo Jima aboard the USS Missoula. Sousley, Block and Hayes all reported to Mike Strank – 2nd Platoon. Gagnon was a runner. Bradley, 3rd Platoon, was a Navy Corpsman. Strank, Hayes and Block had 4571 CLOVER HILL CIRCLE SERVING THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY

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ChOCOLATE Border Collie: An adoptable dog in Whitehall Large • Adult • Female Chocolate is 4 to 5 years old. She is very energetic and loves to play with other dogs or cats. She is very affectionate. Chocolate is housebroken, but has some separation anxiety. She takes medication daily for her anxiety that is easily given in wet food. Chocolate must have daily exercise time. She loves to go for long walks. She is very much a creature of habit and needs to be with someone that can provide her with structure. Her present owner works a variety of shifts which causes anxiety for Chocolate. When she is anxious she will get into trash. She has never chewed on furniture or sigificant items. She must be on a leash or in a fenced yard because she loves to run. Chocolate needs to have an animal companion or person with her or she will get lonely. She loves to sleep in bed. She responds to positive reinforcement. She will become more anxious if yelled at or sent to Continued on Page 19

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SKIPPY Terrier: An adoptable dog in Whitehall Large • Young • Male Skippy is a very handsome male Pit Bull, he is up to date on shots, heartworm negative, on preventative, neutered and is micro-chipped. Skippy is such a sweet boy, he just loves people and is great with children. Skippy is missing one of his legs, but please don't tell him because he doesn't seem to realize it's gone. He is good with dogs and cats. He is currently in White Haven, Pa is listed with Majestys Rottweiler Rescue if anyone is interested they can call: Terry at 206-350-ROTT or Michele 570-449-3650 Continued on Page 19

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Top Pet Toxins Both known and unknown toxins can be found hiding in our houses and yards. In 2010, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, IL, fielded more than 167,000 phone calls about pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances. Human Medications Human medications are once again at the top of the list of pet toxins for 2010. Almost 25 percent of calls concerned human medications accidentally ingested by pets. The most common culprits include over-the-counter medications (ibuprofen, acetaminophen), antidepressants and ADHD medications. Insecticides About 20% of the calls to the APCC are about insecticides. Insecticides are commonly used on our pets for flea control and around our houses to control crawling and flying bugs. The most serious poisonings occurred when products not labeled for use in cats were applied to them. Always follow label directions. Rodenticides Baits used to kill mice and rats are mostly grain based. Not only does this attract rodents, but it attracts dogs and cats. There are several different types of rodenticides that can cause seizures, internal bleeding or kidney failure. Always make sure these items are placed in areas that pets cannot access. People Food Xylitol, grapes, raisins, onions and garlic are commonly ingested by our pets. Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs, while onions and garlic can cause anemia if enough is ingested. Xylitol, a sugar alcohol used to sweeten sugar free gums and mints, can cause low blood

sugar and liver failure in dogs. Veterinary Medications Many medications made for our pets are flavored for ease of giving. Unfortunately, that means that animals may ingest the entire bottle of medication if they find it tasty. Common chewable medications include arthritis and incontinence medications. Contact your veterinarian if your pet ingests more than his proper dose of medication. Chocolate Chocolate contains methylxanthines, which act as stimulants to our pets. The darker the chocolate, the more methylxanthines it contains. Methylxanthines can cause agitation, vomiting, diarrhea, high heart rate, muscle tremors, seizures and death. Household Toxins Cleaning supplies, such as bleach, acids, alkalis and other detergents, can cause corrosive injury to the mouth and stomach. Other household items such as batteries and liquid potpourri can cause similar problems. Always keep these toxins behind securely locked doors. Plants Both house plants and outdoor plants can be ingested by our pets. Lilies can cause lifethreatening kidney failure in cats, while sago palms can cause liver failure in dogs and cats. Keep house plants and bouquets away from your pets. Herbicides Many herbicides have a salty taste, and our pets will commonly ingest them. Always follow label directions and keep pets off treated areas until they are dry. Outdoor Toxins Antifreeze, fertilizers and ice melts are all

Warm the heart of a shelter pet, adopt today They need: volunteers, canned cat & dog food, cleaning supplies, bleach, garbage bags, laundry detergent, sponges, Mr. Clean multi-purpose cleaners, dog crates, bedding, dog and cat treats, catnip and toys. Donations can be dropped at: Peaceable Kingdom, 1049 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, Pa. 18052 610-432-2532 • pklvshelter@yahoo.com Donations can be dropped off at: Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette, 4685 Lehigh Dr., Walnutport, PA 610-767-9600


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Top Pet Toxins substances that animals can find outdoors. Keep these items in securely locked sheds or on high shelves where pets cannot get to them. If you have any reason to suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or the Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.

Chocolate Continued from Page 17 her crate for getting into trash. Chocolate will be a wonderful addition to a warm, loving and patient home. If you are interested in bringing Chocolate into your family please, send inquiry to terrilynn710@yahoo.com Chocolate would be a great addition to a family with a lot of love and a predictable routine. More about Chocolate Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: brown or chocolate, white or cream • Coat length: medium Chocolate's Contact Info Peaceable Kingdom, Whitehall 610-432-2532

Skippy Continued from Page 17 Skippy is not at our shelter, if interested Skippy can be brought to Whitehall. More about Skippy Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Primary colors: brown or chocolate, white or cream • Coat length: Short Skippy's Contact Info Peaceable Kingdom, Whitehall • 610-432-2532

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Penn State Extension Offers ‘Living on a Few Acres’ Starting in mid-February, Penn State Extension’s new Start Farming Program is offering an introductory survey of agricultural production topics for farm dreamers and beginning farmers in Northampton county. The six-class course, “Living on a Few Acres,” covers vegetable, fruit, beef, sheep, goat, chicken, and pig production as well as IPM, organic and marketing principles. A team of 10 Penn State Extension Educators teach what’s involved in each of these enterprises and how to get started! The class is offered in Nazareth at the 911 Operations Center at 100 Gracedale Ave on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM, starting February 23 running through April 6. Registration is limited to 30 students, so please register soon! To register, or for more information on these courses and others, including times and locations, please visit the course website at http:// extension.psu.edu/start-farming/courses. To stay up-to-date on information and events from Penn State Start Farming, write amg31@psu.edu to be added to the listserv or “Join this blog!” on http:// extension.psu.edu/start-farming to receive the RSS feed. For questions about Penn State’s Start Farming Program, its website, or its educational programs, please contact Alison Grantham at 610-746-1970 or amg31@psu.edu. Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Alison Grantham at 610-746-1970 in advance.

Sunrays Pit Bull Rescue We need: Sturdy toys, tug toys, Kongs, treats, dog and puppy food (we try to avoid food with dye, Purina is a good choice) jackets and sweaters (small to XL, to keep the pups warm), leashes, collars, easy walk harness (M/L and L sizes) dog crates (medium to large size), dog beds and blankets. To make a donation: call 610-844-1094 or e-mail: SunraysPitBulls@aol.com Donations can also be dropped off at: Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette, 4685 Lehigh Dr., Walnutport, PA 610-767-9600


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2011 Community Calendar EVERY THURSDAY
Bingo, Star Hose Co. #1, Emerald, 6:45.
Rotary Club of Slatington meets 6:15 p.m., Terrace Restaurant. FMI 610-7602455.
Wing Nite, Bowmanstown Vol. Fire Co., 6:30-9:00. 610-8522722, every Thursday EXCEPT 3rd Thursday!


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Bingo, Diamond Fire Co., Walnutport. Doors open 4 p.m., kitchen 5, bingo at 6:30. 610-767-8476.

Bingo Petersville Rod & Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Bath PA (Lehigh Township), 7pm, FMI 610-261-2210

Bingo, Diamond Fire Co., Walnutport. Doors open 4 p.m., kitchen 5, bingo at 6:30. 610-767-8476

Courage to Change Al-Anon Family Group, An Anonymous Fellowship offering hope to friends & family of alcoholics. St. John’s UCC, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. 484-477-9697 al-anon. alateen.org.


Bingo, Northampton Memorial Community Center. Doors & kitchen open at 5:30, bingo at 7. 610-261-1113 
Beginner Line and Partner Dance Classes at the Sokol Hall, 452 Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton, Pa. No experience necessary, no partner needed. Lesson time 7PM to 8PM, dance/practice 8PM to 9:30PM. $6 per person. Water and Soda available for purchase, great wooden floor!, A/C!!! For info: 610-826-9952, 610-826-4187, 610-7601917


BEGINNER LINE AND PARTNER DANCE CLASSES. Vigilant Fire Hall, Church and Walnut Sts., Slatington, Pa. Lesson time 7PM to 8PM, open dance time 8PM to 9j:30PM. $6 per person. Water and soda available for purchase, great wooden floor, A/C!!! For info: 610760-1917

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Bingo, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 902 Mill Road, 7pm, Progressive jackpots, TV monitors & verification system. Non-smoking. 610-217-4321 EVERY SATURDAY
Bingo, Diamond Fire Co., Walnutport. Doors open 4 p.m., kitchen 5, bingo at 6:30. 610-767-8476.


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AYCE Spaghetti Dinner 4-7 p.m. McMichaels UMC. All welcome. 570-629-1136

“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.

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Lehigh Township Fair meeting at Fire House , Rt. 248 Cherryville 7PM.

All you can eat breakfast buffet, Lehigh Twsp. Country Garden at Lehigh Twsp. Fire co. Rt. 248, Cherryville, 8-1. Adults $6.60, 60 &over $5.66, 4-12 yrs. $3.77. Plus 6% tax. 610-767-8600.

Saturday, February 19 HOMEMADE CHICKEN POT PIE DINNER (Snow Date –February 26, 2011) HEIDELBERG UNION CHURCH Church & Irvin Roads, Saegersville Area Limited Seating at 4:00pm & 6:00pm For Tickets: 610-

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Flea Market, Schnecksville Fire Company. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free. Kitchen open. FMI 610-799-2782.

It's Time to Play" Playgroup 10:30 a.m. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at Good Shepherd United Church Mountain Rd. Slatington. Preschoolers and homeschoolers welcome. FMI 610-760-1547. Bingo – Our Lady of Hungary (Northampton) school gym, 7:00 p.m. Kitchen opens at 6:00 p.m

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Monday, February 21 Zumba 6:00-7:00PM Vigilant Fire Co. Walnut St. Slatington. (Northern Lehigh Community Center)

Tuesday, February 22 Northern Lehigh Community Center Meeting Vigilant fire Co. Walnut St. Slatington. 6:30 FMI 610-760-0300


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2011 Community Calendar Wednesday, February 23 Zumba 6:00-7:00 Northern Lehigh Middle School cafeteria/annex (Northern Lehigh Community Center) Slatington Water, Sewer and Highway Committee meeting, 6:30 PM held at the Borough Building, 125 South Walnut St. Slatington.

Thursday, February 24 Yoga 6:00-7:00 PM Peters Elementary Music Room. (Northern Lehigh Community Center)

Saturday, February 26 Family Style Community Dinner Pork & Sauerkraut Buffet. Seating 3-6:30 p.m. Salem UCC Methodist Church 4145 Forest Inn Road, Palmerton. For tickets and More Information 610-767-9546 or 610-826-4464. Walk-ins Welcome!

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON. A free community luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Parryville United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Chestnut Streets, Parryville, PA. All are welcome. Bluegrass Nights at the Kempton Rod and Gun Club Doors Open at 3PM for Jamming This Month; Remington Ryde and Santara Wind. Show begins at 6PM. GPS 192 Pine Creek Road INFO at 610-760-1085.

Sunday, February 27 Flea Market Diamond Fire Company. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Over 100 Vendors. FREE admission. Kitchen will be open. Tables still available. Call Joe 610-767-7695.

Monday, February 28 Slatington Finance, Safety and Community Services Committee

meeting, 6:30PM held at the Borough Building, 125 South Walnut St.

Thursday, March 3 “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. Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Nancy Run Fire Company Hall, 3564 Easton Ave., Bethlehem. Activities: “HAMFEST”. Also Hawaiian shirt night! Members and interested public are welcome. FMI: www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ARRL.NET, or 610.432.8286.

Friday, March 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. 610-767-8600.


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Spread The Good Word 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.

World Day of Prayer A World Day of Prayer observance will be hosted at St. Paul’s UCC 19th and Lincoln Ave. in Northampton on Friday March 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sanctuary will be open and available for the community to come pray for personal, community, national and global concerns.

Bethany Wesleyan Church Mark your calendar for the second annual “Locks of Love” cut-a-thon sponsored by the Cancer Connections support group of Bethany Wesleyan Church on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Watch for more details. Bethany offers Learning, Experience, & Discipleship (L.E.D.) classes on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:00 & 10:30 am. The Wednesday L.E.D. classes include: DivorceCare, “The Coming Economic Armageddon” by David Jeremiah, “The Power of a Praying Life” by Stormie Omartian, “Wild at Heart” for men by John Eldredge, “God, As He Longs for You to See Him” by Chip Ingram for young adults, “When the Cradle is Empty” by John & Sylvia Van Regenmorter, & “Cure for the Common Life” by Max Lucado . Sunday morning L.E.D. classes at 9:00 am include: “Your Child, Essentials of Discipline” by Focus on the Family, “Miracles” by Douglas Connelly, “Experiencing God”, & “Five Lies That Ruin Relationships”. The 10:30 am classes are: “The Case for Faith” by Lee Strobel,“Out Live Your Life” by Max Lucado, “Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World” by David Jeremiah, “Serendipity” Bible study, and the Book of John Bible study. Bethany Wesleyan Church is located at 675 Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville, PA. For more information on the church, call the office at 610 7671239 or log onto www. bethanywes.org.

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Church Directory Agape New Testament Fellowship 5229 Rt. 873, Schnecksville, 610-7672482 PR David Farnholtz. Worship 10 am, 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. www.bethanywes.org 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 Community Church, 25 Oak St., Palmerton, 610826-8402. PR Rick Collins. Worship & Small Study Groups, 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. www. bluemountaincommunitychurch. com. 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. chapmanquarriesumc.org 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. christschurchatlowhill.com 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. PR Larry 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, 610767-7099. 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 a.m. S.S. 9:30 a.m. HA. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, 610-262-9517 PR Thomas Neel - Worship 8am &10:45, 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. Amazing Grace Service 8:30 am, Celebration Service 9:45 am and Traditional Service 11:00, Sunday School at 9:45. HA. Heidelberg Lutheran Church 5187 Irvin Rd., Slatington. 610-7671526. PR David L. Hess Worship 11:00 a.m... S.S.9:45 a.m. HA. www. heidelberg-lutheran.org Heidelberg UCC 5187 Irvin Rd., Slatington. 610-7674740. PR Karen Yonney. Worship 8::30 a.m. S.S. 9:45 a.m. HA. www. uccheidelberg.org 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, 610262-2668. PR Vicky Bush. Worship 10:30 a.m SS 9:15 a.m.. Nursery avail. HA Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Main St., Slatedale, 610-767-1526. Worship 8:30 a.m. S.S. 9:30 a.m. PR David L. Hess. www.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. 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. thehealingchurch.com. 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


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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. StJohnsPalmerton.com. 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 610767-5554. Supply pastor: Henry Distler. Worship: 9 A.M. Nursery available, H. A 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

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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. stpaulsnorth.org 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. PR Brian 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. upcslatington.org , 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. PR Rose Bender. Worship 10 a.m., S.S. 9 a.m. Nursery avail. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church 1904 Main St, Northampton, , 610-262-6636 The Rev. William Horn-Interim Pastor 610-262-6636 SS 9 a.m. W 10:30 a.m. Nursery Available during Worship Fellowship before and after service 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. zionlehighton.org Zion’s Stone UCC, 51 Church Rd., Northampton (Kreidersville) 610262-1133 Rev. Glenn Rice,. Worship 10:15 a.m. SS 9:00 a..m. www. zionsstoneucc.com Zion Wesleyan Church 2459 East Scenic Dr.Bath, 610-8378469 PR Tedd Leininger, Worship 10:30a.m. S.S. 9:30a.m.

Love A Child Love A Child is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Christian Humanitarian Organization, and also a Private Voluntary Organization (PVO). Love A Child is member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA), which has the highest standards of accountability for non-profits. They also have the Independent Charities of America (ICA) "Best in America" Seal of Approval. Love A Child is working to reduce the poverty in Haiti. Bobby and Sherry Burnette,

founders, live in Haiti at the Love A Child Orphanage. They are working to spread the word of God and show the love of Jesus by example, as they minister to the poorest of the poor in Haiti. Their outreach programs include 13 Love A Child schools, where they educate and feed over 5,000 children each day, and food distribution programs that feed thousands of Haitian families. With the help of our partners, they establish churches in villages, hold remote medical clinics and oversee

many other projects to benefit the poor in Haiti. The Burnettes’ write, “We have great hope for these children. Our dream is for them to grow up as strong Christians and receive the best possible education, even college. They are the future of Haiti, and who knows, someday one of these children may become the president of Haiti.” For more information on how to help please go to www.loveachild. com/


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Spread The Good Word Assumption BVM Catholic Church Assumption BVM Catholic Church, 649 W Washington Street, Slatington will hold Ash Wednesday (3/9/11). Services as follows: 8:30 AM - Mass with Distribution of Ashes, 6:00 PM - Liturgy Service with Distribution of Ashes, 6:30 PM - Sacrificial Lenten Meal (Social Hall), 7:00 PM - Stations of the Cross (No Distribution of Ashes, During Lent, Stations of the Cross will be every Wednesday at 7 PM in the Church. Every Thursday, we will have Mass at 7 PM and a Holy Hour immediately following. Wednesdays and Thursdays of Lent we will have the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at 7 PM. Join us for daily Mass, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 AM - Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7 PM. Our weekend Mass schedule is Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Heidelberg Union Church Heidelberg Union Church Slatington will host a Talent Show & Chili Cook-off on Saturday March 12 from 5pm – 8pm. Participants are asked to arrive no later than 4:30pm. The talent show is family friendly and purely for entertainment. The chili cook-off is also friendly and anonymous. The winning money will be donated to the soup kitchen. All are welcome to participate. For more information, Contact Colleen Andrews (Talent

Walk In Basket Social Saturday March 5th a 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Good Shepherd UCC Mountain Rd., Slatington Need Not be Present to Win Kitchen Will Be Open Along With Bake Sale

Show): 610-442-6433 or cnchouse@ptd.net, Mindy Does (Talent Show): 484-894-3719 or mindy.does@ yahoo.com, or Eleanor Klevenhagen (Chili CookOff): 610-767-5065 or rakhsbs@ptd.net

Church Directory 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 at (610-767-9600) or e-mail us at AskUs@TownAndCountryGazette. com to send updates or for information on how to list.

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7 Spring Spruce Up Tips for Homesellers This Spring! Homeownership is how many American families accumulate wealth. Over the long term, homeowners tend to accumulate equity, which contributes to a notable increase in their personal net worth. The most recent data from the Federal Reserve Board shows a homeowner’s net worth is 46 times that of a renter’s. “There’s a reason homeownership is called the American Dream,” said National Association of Realtors® president, Vicki Cox Golder. “People who buy within their means with the intent to stay in their homes for more than a few years have the opportunity to build long-term financial stability. Homeownership is the first rung on the ladder to building wealth, both socially and financially. A fixed-rate mortgage might last 15 to 30 years; renting is forever.” If you are getting ready to sell your home and find another one, here are some great tips to spruce it up this spring and increase curb appeal at the same time from HouseLogic.com • Paint it. A new paint job will renew your home’s facade. • Wash it. Pressure washing particularly makes the house look bright and clean at a fraction of the cost of having the house painted. • Trim the shrubs and green up the yard. Cut down overgrown bushes and replace them with leafy plants and annuals.

• Add a splash of color. It could be a flower bed, new paint for the front door or a brightly colored bench on the front porch. • Add a fancy mailbox and house numbers. An upscale mail box and architectural house numbers or an address plaque can give your house a distinctive look. • Repair or clean the roof. Stains and moss can be handled with professional cleaning. • Put up a fence. A picket fence with a garden gate to frame the yard is an asset.

Quick, Affordable Home Décor Ideas Tiling Made Easy (NAPSI)-Updated kitchens and baths are key selling points for homes, and tiling countertops, backsplashes, and tub and shower surrounds can add instant style and resale value to your abode. Beautiful, durable tile can infuse color and drama and set the tone for any decor. Many do-it-yourselfers hesitate to take on tiling projects because the process is messy and the technical demands of traditional tile adhesives, such as mortar or mastic, can be intimidating to even the seasoned DIYer. Fortunately, the latest tile adhesive can take much of the muss, fuss, stress and cost out of tiling. Tiles can be installed in three easy steps: (1) Peel off the liner; (2) stick tile in place; and (3) apply grout the same day. You can forget about the messy and daunting process of mixing and applying traditional tile adhesives. A process that used to consume a whole weekend can now be completed in just one day. Lower Cost, Faster Results Bondera TileMatSet can be easily applied to any clean, flat, level surface including drywall, plywood, old tile, laminate and Formica. Bondera is available at Lowe's stores nationwide and Continued on Page 29

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Redesigning Your Dwelling With Budget-Friendly, Do-ItYourself Decor (NAPSI)-In today's tight economy, many people are trading off instead of trading up, according to a recent study by Yankelovich, and recommitting to their existing home in the process. Luckily, whether your design taste is traditional, vintage, rustic or romantic, you don't have to go penniless for home improvement.You can revamp your space with savvy shopping for simple and affordable new accessories or do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. To help get started, there are some things you should consider:

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Set a goal and budget for your remodeling face-lift. Scour magazines and catalogs and watch various design shows for inspirational ideas, looking for items that fit your aesthetic. One-of-a-kind finds such as rugs, lamps, pillows, art and other accessories may be inexpensive and can provide an instant update to lackluster rooms. When it comes to furniture and room accents, pieces from different styles can be mixed and matched for an eclectic blend. In addition to new accessories, quick DIY fixes, such as giving the walls a fresh coat of paint, reupholstering flea-market finds or replacing existing hardware and lighting fixtures, can make a dramatic improvement yet can still be inexpensive. For smaller rooms or those prone to clutter, consider adding efficient storage, such as shelving or a DIY room organizer. These are excellent keepit-all-together solutions to frame the TV, store DVDs or display that collection of vases and books. A laminate storage product, like ClosetMaid® Selectives®, can be easy to install and customized to fit a variety of needs and design visions. For more storage solutions or to access an online design tool, visit www.ClosetMaid.com. For additional information, call (800) 874-0008.

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A Touch of Dutch DER GEORGE UN SEI HATCHET (Kasche Odder Ebbel) Louise A. Weitzel Es waar emol en Buweli, En hatchet hot er khatt; Es iss en scheeni Schtori, Ich glaab’s en gansi Latt. Es waar emol en Baemeli, Des hot gschtanne datt; Sei Daadi iss hiekumme, Un sell Baemeli waar fatt. Er hot net liege kenne, So saage all die Leit; Er hot seim Daadi gschtanne, Un sell hot sei Daadi gfreit. Es iss en scheeni Schtori, Wann ebber’s glaawe kann; So gebt’s ken Buweli heitzudaags, Ken Buweli un ken Mann. Doch mer darfe’s net verlegle, En guder Bu er waar; Un selli Kasche Schtori; Sie iss verhafdich waahr! Deel saage’s waare Ebbel Der baam degraage hett; Nee, Kasche sin ken Ebbel, So ebbes glaawich net! Ken kasche warre Ebbel Net in e hunnert yahr; Ich glaab die Kasche Schtori, Sie iss verhafdich waahr. Denkscht nau ‘s deet ebber liege Wege so re Gleenichkeit? Ich schtick zu selle Kasche In alle Ewichkeit?

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Translation: GEORGE AND HIS HATCHET (Cherries or Apples)

Once there was a little boy, A hatchet he did have; It is a lovely story I really do believe. Once there was a little tree, It stood right over there; His daddy came to look at it And saw it was not there. He couldn’t tell a lie, So all the people said; He admitted that he did it And that filled his Dad with pride. It is a lovely story If anyone believes There isn’t any boy or man So honest, now, like these. And yet we can’t deny it, The boy was truly good; And that cherry story – Believe it, if you would! Some say the tree had apples Hanging from its limbs; No, cherries are not apples; Who could think such things! No, cherries are not apples, Not in a hundred years; I believe the cherry story, Believe it without fear. Do you think anyone would lie ‘Bout such a little thing? I’ll stick to the cherry story Until Eternity!! Die Barrick Barbie

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SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN The 14 Member School Districts of the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 Provide Special Education Programs for Special Needs Children Allentown School District Catasauqua Area School District East Penn School District Jim Thorpe Area School District Lehighton Area School District Northern Lehigh School District Northwestern Lehigh School District Palmerton Area School District

Panther Valley School District Parkland School District Salisbury Township School District Southern Lehigh School District Weatherly Area School District Whitehall-Coplay School District Carbon Career and Technical Institute

The School Districts listed above, either directly or through various other education agencies including CLIU #21 provide special education services which may be required by children with special needs. Types of programs and services are: (1) Academic Support (a) Gifted Support for students identified as mentally gifted. The focus is to provide instruction beyond the regular curriculum. (b) Learning Support for students whose primary identified need is academic learning. (2) Life Skill Support For students where the focus is primarily on the needs of students for independent living as well as general daily living skills. (3) Emotional Support For students whose primary identified need is for emotional support. The focus is primarily on behavior management. (4) Sensory Support (a) Deaf or Hearing Impaired for students who are deaf or hearing impaired. (b) Blind or Visually Impaired for students who are blind or visually impaired. (5) Speech and Language Support For students who are speech and language impaired. (6) Physical Support For students where the program is modified primarily to meet the need of the physically disabled student. (7) Autistic Support For students who are autistic. The focus is primarily to develop daily living skills. (8) Multidisabilities Support For students who are multihandicapped. The focus is on daily living, self help, and independent living.

Screening Kindergarten screening activities include a review of informal social and health history, developmental areas, functional vision and hearing, and speech and language. Kindergarten screenings are held during the spring at the school district. Further screenings are conducted through the Instructional Support Teams in each school throughout the year for any student that may be in need of special education services. Parents who wish to request screening and evaluation for their child may do so by contacting the principal or counselor in their child’s school building. Evaluations If you believe your child needs special education services, an evaluation will be conducted by a team. The team shall be composed of the parents, persons familiar with the child’s development, persons knowledgeable in such areas of suspected disability, persons trained in the appropriate evaluation techniques and, if possible, persons familiar with the child’s cultural background. All information gathered through the screening and/or re-evaluation process is considered confidential under Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act.

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Lehigh Career and Technical Institute Lehigh County Detention Center Lehigh Valley Hospital Transitions Program Nonpublic/Private Schools Preschool Youth Forestry Camp #2 Youth Services Agency

Questions regarding services for special needs children can be addressed to:

Allentown, Ms. Deb Hartman (484) 765-5000 Catasauqua, Mr. Robert Spengler (610) 264-5571 East Penn, Ms. Linda Pekarik (610) 966-8354 Jim Thorpe, Mr. Vaughn Shappell (570) 325-3691 Lehighton, Mr. Shaun McElmoyle (610) 377-4490 Northern Lehigh, Ms. Mary Kay Williamson (610) 767-9858 Northwestern Lehigh, Dr. Mark Scott (610) 298-2121 Palmerton, Mr. Robert Dailey (610) 826-7101 Panther Valley, Mr. Dan Borden (570) 645-0386 Parkland, Mr. Robert Thornburg (610) 351-5555 Salisbury Township, Ms. Nora Perron-Jones (610) 797-2206 Southern Lehigh, Mr. Scot Engler (610) 282-3121 Weatherly, Ms. Dawn Stanley (570) 427-8687 Whitehall-Coplay, Ms. Donna Viglianti (610) 439-1431 Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Dr. James Warfel (570) 325-3682 Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Ms. Deb Handshue (610) 799-1326 Lehigh County Detention Center, Mr. Thomas Lindeman (610) 769-4111 Lehigh Valley Hospital Transitions Programs, Mr. Thomas Lindeman (610) 769-4111 Nonpublic/Private Schools, Ms. Deb Dendas (610) 769-4111 Preschool, Ms. Maryalice Grogan (610) 769-4111 Youth Forestry Camp #2, Mr. Thomas Lindeman (610) 769-4111 Youth Services Agency, Mr. Thomas Lindeman (610) 769-4111

Preschool Children with Special Needs Parents who have questions regarding their child’s seeing, hearing, learning, talking, moving about, manipulating objects, understanding, showing emotions, getting along with others, playing with toys, taking care of himself/herself should phone CLIU #21, which offers Project Connect, a preschool program for children with special needs. Project Connect can provide information, screening, evaluation, programs, therapy, parent involvement, and referral to community agencies at no cost to the parent. For further information phone the CLIU #21 at 1-800-223-4821 or 610-769-4111. Nonpublic Schools/Private Schools Duties owed to students with disabilities enrolled in private schools by their parents are limited to child find activities and a genuine offer of a Free Appropriate Program of Education (FAPE) from the school district of residence. Students unilaterally enrolled in private schools by their parents have a right to participate in services; however, no private school child with a disability is entitled to any particular service or to any amount of service. (300.455(2))


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Recipe Round-up Kids' Favorite Pea Soup

Your youngsters will slurp up spoonfuls of this tasty pea soup, and you'll feel good knowing they're having this comforting and nourishing meal in a bowl. Serve it up with soup nuts or fishshaped crackers. Ingredients • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 onion, chopped • 2 stalks celery, chopped • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 1 3/4 cups dried split peas • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth • 1 bay leaves • 2 ounces ham • 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed • 2 carrots, chopped • 2 teaspoons dried chervil • salt and pepper to taste Cooking Instructions 1. In a pressure cooker over medium heat, saute

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the garlic, onion and celery in the olive oil for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add the peas, broth, bay leaf and ham. Cook under pressure for 10 to 12 minutes. (Note: If you do not have a pressure cooker, cook the peas over low heat for 3 to 4 hours or use a slow cooker.) 2. Once the peas are soft, stir in the potatoes, carrots and chervil and simmer for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add water as needed to adjust the thickness of the soup. Preparation Time: 20 min. Cooking Time: 15 min. Ready In: 35 min. Servings: 5

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A broker was dismayed when a brand new real estate office much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read ‘BEST AGENTS.’ He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his right, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading ‘LOWESTCOMMISSIONS.’ The broker panicked, until he got an idea. He put the biggest sign of allover his own real estate office. It read: ‘MAIN ENTRANCE’

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Northern Lehigh Senior High School Slatington - The Northern Senior High School honor roll for the third marking period of the 2010-2011 school year as announced by Mrs. Aileen Yadush, Principal, is as follows: PRINCIPAL’S LIST 12th Grade: Scott Bechtel, Seth BergerisCortright, Nicole Czarnecki, Samantha Dillon, Carly Gavalla, Samantha Gill, Jonathan Haab, Alyson Hall, Michael Hofmann, Alison Ingles, Sonya Josephson, Courtney Kiegler, Zachary Knecht, Marcus Neith, Lauren Oertner, Brittany Peters, Katelyn Peters, Kristy Pfrom, Bryan Puskas, Megan Rex, Jessica Schultz, Kristi Seiler, Kayla Sigley, Trent Smith, Shelby Snyder, Austin Steigerwalt, Logan Thomson, Kyle Wehr, Jill Zeiser, Samantha Zuercher, Stephanie Zuercher. 11th Grade: Tyler Adams, Christina Bastardi, Kimberly Bayer, Allison Beltz, Heather Chandler, Angelic Cintron, Samantha Corcoran, Morgane Danish, Emin Eminof, Marissa Fatzinger, Taylor Fliszar, Taren Fritzinger, Laura Grammes, Lauren Haberern, Tiffany Hamm, Heather Heiney, Brandon Horvath, Kelsey Hosford, Eleni Kalamaris, Cheyenne Kressley, Kirsten Leskowich, Brandon Loch, Michael Miller, Aimee Oertner, H. Vaughn Reese, Jinessa Rutt, Maggie Sauerwine, Tyler Schlegel, Joel Seyler, Shannon Strohl, Margaret Surdovel, Joelle Tomkins, Rachel Wagner, Matthew Williams, Calli Zaleski. 10th Grade: Courtney Blocker, Jarrett Brunner, Anthony Connell, Morgan Farber, Sarah Frantz, Dana Fricker, Jennifer Fronheiser, Nicole Gill, Julian Gonzalez, Brianna Handwerk, Clay Hardy, Connor Hedash, Rachel Hendrix, Luke Herbold, Caleb Johnson, Sydney Martin, Ruth Milburn, Lucas Pierce, Kristopher Seiler, Kendra Smith, Emerald Snyder, Cory John Wagner, Jared Waylen, Lauren Zellner. 9th Grade: Marc Beleno, Austin Berger, Nathaniel Czarnecki, Chance Delong, Nicolas Gaumer, Kelcie Kramer, Joshua Landsberger, Marissa Marsh, Caitlin McCormick, Jamie Miller, Samantha Miller-Brown, Sean Mulcahy, Bradley Owens, Abbey Sauerwine, Zacary Schlegel, Annelise Tarafas, Tyler Trumbauer. HIGH HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Mariah Barber, Jenna Freed, Carson Groller, Krista Harakal, Payton Marunich, Casey McCarroll, Ian Moslet, Amy Peters, Destiny Phillips, Matthew Prickler, Luke Senko, Raymond Smith, Mary Sosa, Tamara Stubits, Victoria

Uebele, Ashley Varilek, Courtney Werley, April Whiteman. 11th Grade: Yajaira Alvarez, Samantha Baumann, Kiana Bellesfield, Kirk Bender, Michelle Bingert, Abel Boyer, Emily Buss, Stephanie Chalk, Karla Figueroa, David Getz, Kelli Hunsicker, Nicole Kaercher, Paraskevoula Kalamaris, Alyssa Lancsak, Gabrielle Marcantoni, Elaina Rehrig, Brandon Weieder, Luke Whiteman. 10th Grade: Andrew Afflerbach, Dustin Allen, Joshua Eden, Lucas Gaston, Casey Gavalla, Austin Golden, Cody Hallman, Aaron Harding, Sloan Hawk, Christopher Hoffman, Justice Hoffman, Amber Kibler, Lekota Koch, Kelsey Kuntz, Emily Moore, Danielle Moser, Samantha Peters, Sierra Pettebone, Samantha Pryor, Sarah Stein, Tyler Werley. 9th Grade: Alexander Abruzzi, Alexis Barrett, Matthew Egan, Gavin Fricker, Rachel Hams, Chelsea Harlan, Alex Hoffner, Kaelah Horwath, Zachary Joy, Morgan Konek, Rachel Pappas, Thomas Quigley, Brook Seyler, Kaitlin Stefanski, Benjamin Strohl, Cassie Toth. HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Dennis Billie, George Billie, Troy Blessing, Justin Boger, Kyasia Day, Anthony Devenuta, Lucas Dise, Alexa Gernert, Matthew Gill, Clinton Haas, John Hudicka, Jacob Kern, Kaitlyn Kressler, Thomas Krupa, Maria Lear, Continued on Page 36


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Northern Lehigh Senior High School Continued from Page 35 Dakota Lichtenwalner, Joshua Malaska, Justin Malaska, Chad Mazepa, Kristin Reynolds, Andrew Ruth, Daniel Ruth, Kirsten Rutt, Jonathan Scrak, Scott Showak, Jordan Zellner. 11th Grade: Rachel Barnett, James Bilger, Damien Bower, Nicholas Demko, Timmi Fiske, Joshua Fleming, Devin Glose, Evan Haas, Kevin Heberling, Zane Heller, Rebecca Howell, Dalton Johnson, Morgan Kemmerer, Amber Klocek, Christopher Lefrancois, Kaylee Owens, Shawn Parisi, Nicole Pitosky, Arie Prickler, Joshua Pristash, Kyle Schomp, Channing Shiffert, Ryan Trexler, Tanya Tuggle, Taylor Vrabel, Joshua Yelinek, Megan Zuzo. 10th Grade: Christopher Bingert, Lindsey Buskirk, Kendall Eckhart, Allison Ehrich, Xavier Escobar, Siarra Fogle, Tosha Gaumer, Clarrissa Gonzalez, Marcus Hardiman, Dustin Henritzy, Ty Herzog, Taylor Hoffman, Laura Kane, Morgan Kravetz, Megan Kutchera, Darien Middaugh, Rachael Moore, Janel Park, Jessica Pavolko, Ngan Phung, Atiah Rivera, Harlee Schaffer, Tyler Sellers, Shawn Shupp, Brittany Stokes, Bryanna Tomkins,

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Kristina White. 9th Grade: Nicholas Buresh, Lydia Delong, Samantha Eden, Hayden Falenwolfe, Kelsey Follweiler, Angelique Godown, Sophia Hankee, Tyler Hughes, Ryan Klass, Austin Landis, Jessica Lear, Jacob Marunich, Destiny Morey, Jetmira Mujovic, Andrew Oertner, Rebecca Owens, Emily Palansky, Jayden Peters, Shauna Rausch, Sydney Reese, Megan Reppert, Marissa Ruth, Kaliah Santiago-Colon, Christian Skinner, Kevin Smith, Kyle Smith, Nicholas Szuchyt, Meghan Weil, Morgan Zellner.

Northern Lehigh Historical Society The Northern Lehigh Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, March 30 at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. The meeting will open with a business meeting at 7:00 followed by a presentation by Dan Kunkle, Executive Director of the Nature Center. Dan will conduct a tour of the new visitor and education center. For more information about the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, including driving directions, check their website at www.lgnc.org. 2010 was very productive. Work on the Slate Heritage Trail continued, with grading and surface preparation being done in Washington Township, and excavation and landscaping of the gardens at the Bed Bug Cave. The Gathering –2010 was the most successful event to date. Plans for 2011-2012 include the construction of a pavilion beyond the east entrance of the Trout Run Covered Bridge followed by the construction of a roof over the stage at the west end of the Bridge. The NLHS is part of a coalition of local community groups, businesses and municipal governing bodies known as the Venture Group. One of the goals of the Venture Group is the construction of a restroom and pavilion/meeting room at the Slatington Trailhead. Work on the facility started in 2009. The restroom facility is under slate roof and nearing completion, with construction of the pavilion/meeting room slated to commence this spring. Tax-deductible donations to the project can be made through the NLHS, with a notation “Trailhead Project” written on the check. Continued on Page 40


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Slatington Trailhead and D&L Trail Update At the most recent meeting of the Venture Group, special guest Scott Everett from the D&L Corridor Commission displayed pictures of the trail construction southbound from Slatington to Treichlers. By the end of summer 2011, a fifteen mile section running southbound from Bowmanstown should be complete. Plans have also been approved for major upgrades at the Slatington Trailhead including a new gravel surface for the parking lot, landscaping, walkways, and wheelchair access for the restrooms and pavilion. This work is tentatively scheduled for this Spring. The Venture Group meets again in mid February. Work on the restrooms and pavilion is temporarily on hold because of the weather but only a few slates remain to be installed to finish the roof on the restrooms. The concrete for the pavilion has been poured and framing will begin as soon as we experience better weather. Completion is anticipated by early summer. Recent donations have allowed work to proceed and complete the basic structures. The benefit of an attractive trail hub and business magnet in the area is becoming a reality. Additional financial support is expected from all of the local service organizations who participate in the Venture Group but there is still a need for continued support. Items which are currently unfunded include electrical fittings and fixtures, commercial kitchen appliances, cabinets, and furniture. Individual contributions are also welcome and all contributors will be recognized when the buildings are complete. To date we have raised just over 85% of the funds needed to complete the project. If you wish to contribute money, time or talents to this project please contact the Historical Society specifying the Trailhead Project by email at http://www.northernlehighhistoricalsociety. com or by regular mail at Po Box 101 Slatington Pa 18080. You can learn more about the Trailhead Project by visiting www.greaternorthernlehigh. com. We hope to see you on the trails soon!

Variety Show To Benefit Family Promise A Family Promise Variety Show will be held beginning 6:30 p.m. Sat., May 7, 2011, at the Mauch Chunk Museum and Cultural Center, 41 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. The event will include an assortment of

performance arts and activities performed by a variety of creative people from Carbon County. The show is hosted by a group of interfaith hospitality churches and is designed to raise funds for the start-up of Family Promise of Carbon County, a non-profit organization committed to serving homeless families in the county. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Children under 12 are free with an adult. For more information or advance tickets, call John Drury at 570-325-4436.

Northern Lehigh Historical Society Continued from Page 36 NLHS events scheduled at this time for 2011 include: First Thursday of the month – Planning meeting for “The Gathering”. We can use help. Call 610-760-9281 or e-mail nlhs101@hotmail.com for details. Saturday, October 1 – “The Gathering”, our eighth annual festival along the Slate Heritage Trail. This year’s event is in the early planning stages. We plan to start at 12:00 noon and go until dark, closing with a fireworks finale. Details will be announced over the summer. Dues for 2011 are now being accepted. the Historical Society needs your help, support and ideas! Be an active member of the NLHS as we do our part to make the Northern Lehigh area a community we can all be proud of. Visit our website at: www.northernlehighhistoricalsociety. com Notification of future meetings and event announcements will be by letter and e-mail: P.O. Box 101, Slatington, PA 18080-0101 E-mail: nlhs101@hotmail.com Phone: 610-760-9281 www.northernlehighhistoricalsociety.com

Happy Birthday! Donna Neetz - 22 on Feb. 12th. Cameron Kuntz - 6 on Feb. 17th. Barbara Boruch – 71 on Feb. 23rd. Cindy Bistransin – Feb. 29th. Dylan Kuntz – 9 on March 2nd.


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HOW TO USE OUR CLASSIFIED SECTION:

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NOTICE TO CLASSIFIED ADVERTISERS: ALL CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PAID FOR BEFORE PUBLICATION. This means you must send your payment with your ad when placed by mail, pay for your ad when placed in person at the office, or mail your payment to reach our office before we go to print it your ad was faxed or called in. If payment is not received BEFORE press time, your ad will NOT be included in that edition of the Gazette.

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Help Wanted Personal Care Staff needed for 8 person home. Part, full and/or sleep overnight. Experience Preferred. Excellent references expected. No heavy lifting, Great work environment. Fun, responsible, positive person. 610-760-1932. (2/17)

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. (3/17) 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) For Rent Cottage style Home 15 min. N of LV mall. Nr. blue mtn ski. Incl. w/d hook up, w/s, frdg & stove, new carpet & paint. Off street pvt drive w/ snow removal & nice yard. 570657-7713. (2/17) TOWNHOUSE: 2 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C. $770 (cats $25 extra/mo) 610759-0169 (2/17)

Help-wanted Hair-stylist with Beauty & The Beach Salon, Bath. Full or part time. Call for details: 610-837-8886. (2/17) TOUGH TIMES? EARN EXTRA CASH! while you keep present job or stay home with kids. Established, credible publisher needs ad sale reps for family friendly magazine. Generous commission and bonuses, deductible expenses. 570-656-0729 (2/3) Local publication has several Internships available for summer 2011. Gain hands on experience in your field, journalism, sales, advertising and more! Credits available. Great for high school students completing graduation projects! Send letter of interest to askus@townandcountrygazette.com (6/2)

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FOR SALE For Sale Apples, potatoes, pure honey, straw, seasoned firewood. Emerald Cider Mill. 610-767-8304 (2/17) For Sale 2003 EZ Dump Trailer 10' X 6' Black removable wooden sides. New battery & tires. LED lights. Coal chute. 2 5/16 hitch. Asking $3600 OBO. 488-221-4148. (2/17) For Sale - Printers 2 brand new HP Desk-jet model #3918 $20/each. 1 used Canon IP3000 incl. new ink cart. $15. All compatible with Windows XP. 610-767-8750. 2/17 Lumber for sale oak cherry hickory black walnut ash kiln dried or fresh cut. Portable sawmill service. Firewood and slabwood. Trailer decking, sideboards, beams, flooring, wallboards, skidloader service, rollback service, tree service. Greg 484 221 1924. (7/6) 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) Insulation Board 4'x8'x1.5, unprinted foil faces, control temperature and condensation in pole buildings, finishing basement, etc. compare to p2insulation.com $14.75 ea. 484-357-6320 (3/3)

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Heisler's Battery Outlet: We carry all kinds of batteriesfactory 1sts and 2nds. Auto batteries starting at $39.95. Chainsaws sharpened, new chains by the foot. 3248 Love Road, Northampton. 610-2628703 (3/17) 2X60 TRAILER LOCATED AT GLENCREST MOBILE HOME PARK IN NEFFS, PA. LIVING ROOM, EAT-IN KICHEN, 2 BEDROOMS, BATH, COVERED PATIO WITH SCENIC VALLEY VIEW, MAINTENANCE FREE ROOF, HOUSE STYLE WINDOWS, OIL HEAT WITH PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT, NEW HOT WATER HEATER, NEW 10X12 SHED, 2 CAR PARKING, END OF COURT LOT. REFRIGERATOR AND ELECTRIC STOVE, WASHER & DRYER, 2 INWALL AIR CONDITIONERS QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD LOT RENT $450.00 INCLUDES WATER/SEWAGE/GARBAGE/ SECURITY/TV BASIC CABLE TAXES $450.00/YEAR ASKING $11,000 FOR MORE INFO OR TO SEE, PLEASE CALL 610533-9416 (2/17) Boxer Pups (AKC) 4 Females, 2 Males. For appt. call Sara 610304-4946 or 610-767-9164. www. lehighvalleybff.webs.com (3/3) Firewood for sale cut, split, & seasoned, all hardwood. $160/ cord. Only need your wood split? We will do it! Call 610767-0908 (2/17)

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 (2/17) 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

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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 (3/17) 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. (12/31) 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 (12/31) Services: A&D DJ - Parties, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Picnics & More. Rock, Country, Oldies, Dance Mixes. Great LIGHT SHOW! Call Al 610-767-9077 (4/21)

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. (2/16) GUNS GUNS GUNS Paying Top Prices From 1 Gun to 1,000 We Buy New And Used Firearms A.F. BOYER HARDWARE & GUNS 610-767-3162 (12/31)

Wanted All Types of unwanted Metal Household Appliances, Air Conditioners, Car Parts, Lawn Tractors, Atv, Motorcycles, Mobile homes, furnaces, metal buildings, structures, equipment. Residential, Commercial No Job to big. Cell (610) 751-9251 Jerry Anytime. (2/17) PINBALL MACHINES OLDER GUM BALL & CANDY MACHINES, PENNY ARCADE & ANY OLDER COIN OPERATED MACHINES CASH PAID CALL DARYL 610-7679135 (12/31) WANTED! YOUR USED GUNS OR GUN PARTS!!! Any Condition: Good, Not so Good, or Even Plain Old Junk!! We buy, sell, trade and repair guns. PRECISION ARMAMENTS 7141 Rte. 873, Slatington PA 18080. 610-767-9046 (2/17) Wanted: Unwanted lawn mowers: riding, push, rototillers & snow blowers. Go-carts & Minibikes. DEAD OR ALIVE. Call Al 610-767-9077 or 484358-3718. Free Pick Up. (3/16)

PERSONALS Widow white female. Is there any man out there that is looking for a available woman for companionship, long lasting relationship, honesty and caring, love and trust. I am waiting for your response and number. Lonely PO Box 374 Northampton, Pa. 18067. (3/3) SW Gentleman wants slim attractive lady. Good character 45-60. Free to travel and share good times. 610-266-6471. (2/17) Wanted: Female slim or medium build, non-smoker for long term friend-companion. White male 5’’8” tall medium build 65 years young. I like fairs, music concerts, country life. If you are looking for someone nice then check me. I am no drunk or Bum. 484-547-6464 leave message if I do not answer I’’ll return your call. (2/17)


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EVENTS Ham and Dandelion Dinner, Saturday March 19 2011, 3 PM-7 PM at Emmanuel UCC, 509 Hamilton St., Bowmanstown. Menu includes Ham, Dandelion (or lettuce) with Homemade Bacon Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Corn, Green Beans, Homemade Bread, and choice of Homemade Desserts. All you can eat!! Adults $10.00 per person; Children 5-10 years old $6.00, Children under 5 years free. Also will be selling Homemade Easter Candy during event. FMI call 610-852-2707 or email eucc4all@ptd.net. Snow date Sunday March 20, 2011 3 PM-7 PM (2/17)

PRAYER Blessed Virgin. Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my neces-

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sity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me, herein you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee, Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands. Say this prayer 3 times for 3 consecutive days. You must be publish it and it will be granted to you. It has never been known to fail. C.A (2/17)

Blessed Virgin. Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me, herein you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth! I humbly

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Senior Citizens Corner Following are the menu selections for the period 2/15 to 2/25 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. Tues. 2/15: Breaded Chicken, Green & Wax Beans, Roasted Potatoes, Whole Wheat Roll, Applesauce. Wed. 2/16: Veal Parmesan w/Tomato Sauce, Rotini w/Sauce, Creole Zucchini, Whole Wheat Bread, Diced Pears. Thurs. 2/17: Yankee Pot Roast w/Gravy, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Whole Wheat Bread, Tropical Fruit. Fri. 2/18: Baked Breaded Pollack, Vegetable Rice, Mediterranean Blend Veggies, Whole Wheat Bread, Banana.

Mon. 2/21: Closed - President’s Day Tues. 2/22: Chicken Picatta, Wild Rice, Amer. Blend Veggies, Whole Wheat Bread, Fresh Fruit. Wed. 2/23: Stuffed Pepper, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Yogurt. Thurs. 2/24: Pork Loin, Apple Cider Pork, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage, Apple Muffin, Mandarin Oranges. Fri. 2/25: Baked White Fish, Roasted Rice/Grains w/Vegetables, Peas/Pearl Onions, Roll, Banana.

Following are the menu selections for the period 2/15 to 2/25 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. Tues. 2/15: Fried Haddock Sandwich w/Lett./ Tomato/Tartar Sce., Potato Chips, Cole Slaw, Birthday Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream.

Thurs. 2/24: Chicken Rice Soup, Meat Loaf w/ Gravy, Scalloped Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Wheat Bread w/Marg., Fresh Banana.

Wed. 2/16: Beef Vegetable Soup, Pork Ribette, Cabbage & Bow Ties, Waldorf Salad, Wheat Bread w/marg., Vanilla Custard.

Fri. 2/25: Calves’ Liver w/Onion Gravy, Mashed Red Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Wheat Bread w/ Marg., Apple Cinnamon Bread, Pudding.

Thurs. 2/17: Baked Ziti, French Cut Green Beans, Tossed Salad w/French Dressing, Italian Bread w/ Marg., Applesauce. Fri. 2/18: Potaot Cheese Soup, Sausage Sandwich w/Peppers & Onions, Pasta Salad, Dicced Pears. Mon. 2/21: Closed - President’s Day. Tues. 2/22: Sweet’n’Sour Pork, White Rice, Asian Vegetable Blend, Wheat Bread w/marg., Fresh Fruit Cup. Wed. 2/23: New England Clam Chowder, Chicken Cacciatore, Wide Noodle, Romano Vegetable Blend, Italian Bread w/Marg., Apricots.

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The Battle of Iwo Jima Continued from Page 16 Iwo Jima and the Rabbi We would fail in our duty, not just to each other as Americans, but to our brothers and sisters around the world, if we failed to remember the eloquent eulogy delivered by an American rabbi at the dedication of the Marine Cemetery at the end of the fighting. Rabbi Roland B. Gittlesohn was the first Jewish Chaplain for the Marine Corps. More than 1,500 Jewish Marines were in the invading force at Iwo Jima. Rabbi Gittlesohn was in the thick of the battle, ministering to fallen Marines of every faith under enemy fire. He shared their fear, horror and despair. His unending efforts to comfort the wounded and inspire the fearful earned him three decorations. After the battle, the Division Chaplain, Warren Cuthriell, a Protestant minister, asked the rabbi to deliver the memorial sermon at a combined religious service dedicating the Marine Cemetery on Iwo Jima. Cuthriell wanted all the fallen Marines honored in a single, nondenominational ceremony. Unfortunately the Marine Corps, being a reflection of America, was still strongly prejudiced. A majority of the Christian chaplains objected to having a rabbi preach over predominantly Christian graves. The Catholic chaplains, in particular, and in keeping with what was then Church doctrine, opposed any form of joint prayer service. To his credit, Cuthriell refused to alter his plans. But Gittlesohn wanted to spare his friend Cuthriell further embarrassment, and so decided it was best not to deliver his sermon. Instead, three separate services were held. At the Jewish service, to a congregation of 70 or so who attended, Rabbi Gittlesohn delivered the powerful eulogy he originally wrote for the combined service: "Here lie men who loved America because their ancestors generations ago helped in her founding, and other men who loved her with equal passion because they themselves or their own fathers escaped from oppression to her blessed shores. Here lie officers and men, negroes and whites, rich men and poor . . .together. Here are Protestants, Catholics and Jews together. Here no man prefers another because of his faith or despises him because of his color. Here there are no quotas of how many men of each group are admitted or allowed. Among these men there is no discrimination. No prejudices. No hatred.

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Advertiser’s Index Ace’s Repair and Fix It Shop..............................38 Allstate Insurance Co..........55 Ameri Gas Corp....................21 Amey’s Clean Rite Septic Cleaning.................................37 Amey’s Garage, Inc................2 Andrejack’s General Contracting, Inc....................51 B. Biechy Construction Company................................49 B’s Hive.....................................2 Becker Homes.......................49 Beers, Brian K. - Siding & Gutter.................................50 Bensing, George G. Funeral Home, Inc................32 Blue Mountain Construction, Inc..................49 Blue Mountain Drive in Family Rest............................12 Blue Mountain Evergreen, Inc.......................49 Blue Mountain Health System.......................23 Blue Ridge Auto Service & Tire........................56 Brooksy’s Beer & Barrels.....43 Campton Funeral Home.....29 Century 21 Ryon Real Estate.............................14 Charles H. Mantz, Inc..........38 Cherryville Service Center.....................................56 A Child’s Place, LLC..............6 Citizen’s Fire Co....................12 Clean Sweep.............. 16, 39, 52 CLIU........................................31 Compassionate Yoga............23 Country Clippers Pet Grooming........................17 Country Harmony Natural Foods........................23 Crystal Vision Center............22 Debbie Miller’s Beauty Corner.......................................9 Don Hartwig Sharpening Service....................................28 Edgemont Acres Drive-In...13 Everett Chiropractic...............7 Faith Lutheran Basket Social.......................................27

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