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JUNE 28-JULY 4, 2018
Benjamin Longacre of Northampton graduates U.S. Naval Academy
DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Paddles up…So that no one Faces cancer alone Submitted by JEN GIBBS The inaugural Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Dragon Boat Festival took place at Evergreen Lake in Bath, PA on Saturday, June 16. This Dragon Boat Festival was the first of its kind in the Lehigh Valley. Men and women competed side by side towards the same goal, being the fastest boat to cross the finish line. Six Dragon Boat Teams consisting of 20 paddlers, a steerer, and a drummer participated in the event. No experience was necessary and teams were given a practice day to prepare for the competition. Quadrant Private Wealth, the festival’s presenting sponsor, was the overall winning team for the day with a time of one minute and three seconds. Second place went to Jen Sinclair’s Misfits Dragon Boat Team. Highlights
of the day included plenty of sunshine, a gorgeous day at the lake, an eye dotting ceremony to awaken the Dragon, eight Dragon Boat races, DJ, vendors, Red
Robin and an award ceremony. The proceeds from the festival benefitted the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Benjamin Longacre receives congratulations from President Donald Trump during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at the United States Naval Academy.
Bomb squad called To Main Street Northampton
submitted by CHUCK LONGACRE Benjamin Longacre, a 2014 graduate of Northampton Area High School, has graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and received his Commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy. Ben was inducted into the Naval Academy on July 1, 2014
and graduated on May 25, 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Featured speaker at the graduation and commissioning ceremony was President Donald Trump. Ben is temporarily assigned to the SAPR office at the Naval Academy, and will report to Naval Air Station Pensacola in November to begin flight training.
by HOME NEWS STAFF They were seen removing 77th Year, Issue No. 26 Northampton Borough police something from a home on the www.homenewspa.com were called to the 1800 block 1800 block. At this time it is un-
of Main Street in Northampton around 10 p.m. on Monday, June 25. Shortly after the Bethlehem Fire Department’s bomb squad was called to the scene.
known what was removed from the home. The investigation shut down Main Street overnight into Tuesday, June 26.
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Reflecting over the past year We honor and Remember your loved ones Respectfully, The Schisler Family and Staff of the Schisler Funeral Homes
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Hahn Bill Empowers Parents in Substance Abuse cases Submitted by SCOTT LITTLE Giving parents the final word in substance abuse cases involving their children is the basis for legislation authored by state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township) that is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf ’s desk following a unanimous vote in the House Thursday. “There are never easy answers in times when loved ones fall victim to drug and alcohol abuse,” said Hahn. “If that loved one is a minor, it’s my belief the parent or legal guardian knows best when it comes to treatment decisions, and that is why I authored House Bill 17.” Hahn’s legislation would amend the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Control Act to allow a parent or legal guardian to provide consent over the objection of a minor with respect to furnishing medical care or counseling related to diagnosis or treatment of substance abuse. The bill does protect the patient’s rights in that anyone providing medical care may only share with the parents information that would reduce the threat of harm to the minor. “With the unfortunate volume of cases of substance abuse these days, I’m hoping the governor acts quickly and signs House Bill 17 into law,” Hahn added. Questions about this or any legislative issue may be directed to Hahn’s district office at 610746-2100.
5 ways cooking Benefits your Mental state submitted by ASHLEY PONTIUS It’s no secret that cooking healthy food provides benefits to our bodies, but there’s also evidence that the act of preparing meals can benefit our minds as well. Mental health experts credit cooking with helping to relieve depression, anxiety, eating disorders and other conditions. As various forms of meditation have become in vogue as ways to relax in our busy world, cooking is joining that genre, according to health professionals, working adults and people who cook for a living. “Cooking at its core is comprehensive meditation with the assurance of a good, healthy meal as the reward,” says Zipora Einav (www.chefzipora.com), a chef to celebrities and author of Recipe for a Delicious Life. “Cooking can lift you to a meditative place Continued on page 16
GETTING OUT! EVENTS AROUND TOWN Moore Township Democrat’s Monthly Meeting- 6:30 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Pizzaville, 572 Nazareth Drive, Bath. Moore Township Historical Commission- Monthly
meeting at 7 p.m., last Wednesday of the month at Moore Twp. Municipal Building, public is welcome.
Governor Wolf Historical Society Monthly Meeting7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month except August on the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath. Public welcome. For information, govwolf.org.
Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath: Open to the public 1-3 p.m. the third Saturday of the month, with tours of the society’s campus offered. For information, govwolf.org.
Bath Museum- Temporarily closed to the public in preparation of the move to the new location, 121 S. Walnut St.
Moore Township Association for families in need-
Monthly meeting second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Meet at Covenant United Methodist Church. Excludes June, July and August.
United States Submarine Veterans Lehigh Valley Base Monthly Meeting- Held every third Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 510 Union Street, Allentown.
Natural perspectives For the health-minded individual
by DR. GLENN CLEARIE, DC
I understand the concept and completely agree with using a system to control our weight. Clearly, better success rates in any area are enhanced with a proven system. In this particular case, we need to focus our attention on our true desire: to be lean and healthy; for what good is it to be a skinny sick person? For example, I care for those that are afflicted with Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune condition. Those afflicted are not usually heavy set. In fact, they typically have trouble holding onto their weight. In this particular diseased state, the immune system has gone a little crazy and is said to be attacking itself. So again, healthy and lean is the goal. Our
Helping for 20 years approach to treatment of auto immune conditions in general is based on the premise, and perhaps rightly so, that the body is in fact attacking itself; Lupus, MS, scleroderma, type 1 diabetes, Graves, Hashimotos, thyroiditis psoriasis, eczema, rheumatoid
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arthritis, Raynaud’s and many more are common in our area and throughout the country. From our natural perspective it actually seems against the natural order of things that God would design our bodies to attack itself recklessly. But that’s what we are told and we go with it. We go to the doctor, we go to rehab, we go get surgery, and we go further into the diseased state and the doldrums of hopelessness. Yes, I am painting a sorrowful picture because quite frankly, these growing autoimmune presentations have been growing in leaps and bounds during the past twenty years I have been in practice. Not only am I seeing these issues in greater frequency, I am also seeing it at younger ages and increasing severity. I am more committed than ever to help in whatever way I can. With that said and while so many unknowns exist as to the real cause(s) of these many autoimmune conditions, I Continued on page 5
Atlas Cement Memorial Museum- Open the second and fourth Sunday May through Sept. from 1 to 3 p.m., located at 1401 Laubach Ave., Northampton. East Allen Township Neighborhood Yard Sale- Saturday, June 30 from 8 a.m. to ? Yard sale fee waived. Colony Drive and surrounding streets, access via Airport Road, Weaversville Road and Hanover Street.
Fourth of July Kazoo Parade- Wed., July 4 at 9:30 a.m. Begins Nazareth Sr. High, continues to Council Chambers. Patriotic program and musical enjoyment. Sacred Heart Church Annual Picnic-Friday, July 13
through Sunday, July 15. Food, games and nightly entertainment. FMI call 610-837-1702.
Specials Good Through 6/30
Bikers Remembering Bikers- Memorial ride and block party on Saturday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 610837-1059 for more information.
Nazareth Days- July 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Nazareth.
Events in Circle and borough park.
Bath Community Days- July 22-July 28. Paw Park opening ceremony, pigroast, rides, 5K and more. 11th Annual Martin on Main- August 4 from 1 to 7 p.m. in downtown Nazareth. Entertainment, food, artisans, beer, wine and Martin Guitar display. Spuds & Suds Festival- Saturday, August 25 from noon to 7 p.m. on Chestnut and Northampton Streets in Bath. Moore Township Community Days- Saturday, August 24 and 25 at 635 English Road, Bath. Food and beer, live music, carriage rides, rides, games, fireworks.
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Church Dir. The Home News Church Directory is an alphabetical listing of community churches and synagogues. If you would like to submit a press release or calendar item for your church, please email it to: editorial@homenewspa. com or mail it to us at The Home News PO BOX A, Walnutport, PA 18088. The Church Directory is always available on our website at www. HomeNewsPA.com ASSUMPTION BVM PARISH, Northampton. 610-262-2559 Sun. – Mass 8/10:30 a.m., Mon. – Mass 8 a.m., Tues. – Mass 8 a.m., Wed. – Mass 7 p.m., Thurs. – Mass 8 a.m., Fri. – Mass 8 a.m., Sat. – Mass 4 p.m. ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2882 Sat. - Vesper services 5 p.m. Sun. - Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. BETHANY WESLEYAN, Cherryville. 610-767-1239 Sun. – Worship 9/10:45 a.m., Spanish Bible Study 10:45 a.m., Sat. – Worship 5 p.m. BUSHKILL UNITED METHODIST, Bushkill Twp. 610-759-7132 Sun. – Worship 9:15 a.m.,
Sunday School 10:30 a.m. HC July 1. CHAPMAN QUARRIES UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-837-0935 Sun. –Worship 11 a.m., HC July 1. CHRIST CHURCH OF BATH, U.C.C., S. Chestnut St. Bath. 610-837-0345 Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m. CHRIST CHURCH U.C.C., Bethlehem. 610-865-6565 Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m. CHRIST U.C.C. LITTLE MOORE, Danielsville. 610837-6051 Sun. – Worship 9 a.m. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH Northampton. 610-262-8500 Sun. – Worship 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m. COVENANT UNITED METHODIST, Bath. 610-8377517 Sun. – Worship 8/10:30 a.m. handicapped accessible, Sunday School 9:15 a.m. DRYLAND U.C.C., Nazareth. 610-759-4444 Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m. EGYPT COMMUNITY CHURCH, Whitehall (Egypt) 610-262-4961 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. EMMANUEL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath, 610-837-1741 Sun – Traditional and Contemporary at 9:30 a.m., Wed. Contemporary at 7 p.m. FAITH REFORMED, Walnutport, 610-767-3505 Sun. – Worship 10 a.m. GOD'S MISSIONARY
CHURCH, Northampton. 610-262-4412 Sun. – Worship at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wed. 7 p.m. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, Northampton, 610-262-9517 Sun – Worship 9 a.m. GOSPEL CHAPEL WESLEYAN CHURCH, Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m. GRACE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-7039 Sun.- Worship 10 a.m., Wed.- Prayer Service 7 p.m. GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-9080 Sun.- Worship 9 a.m. GRACE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Northampton 610-262-7186 (HA) Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m. GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Pen Argyl Sun. – Worship 8:30 & 10 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m. HOLY CROSS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN, Nazareth. 610-759-7363 Sun. – Worship 8/9:30 a.m. HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Nazareth Sun. – Mass 7/9/11 a.m., M-F – Mass 8:30 a.m., Sat. – Mass 5 p.m., Holy days – Mass 7/9 a.m. and 5 p.m. HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2668 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m.
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HOLY TRINITY SLOVAK LUTHERAN, Northampton Sun. – Worship 8:30 a.m. HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cherryville 610 767-7203 Sun. – Worship 9 a.m. MOUNTAIN VIEW WESLEYAN CHURCH Bath 610-759-7553 Sun. – Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. NAZARETH MORAVIAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3163 Sun. – Worship 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. NORTHAMPTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Northampton Sun – Worship 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wed. – Worship 7:30 p.m. QUEENSHIP OF MARY CHURCH, Northampton 610-262-2227 Sun. – Mass 7:30/9:30/11:30 a.m., Mon. - Fri. – Mass 6:30/7:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m. (Lent), Sat. – Mass 4 p.m. RADIANT CHURCH, Easton/Nazareth. 484-5971440 Sun. – Worship/meeting 9:30 a.m. SACRED HEART CATHOLIC, Bath. Sun. – Mass 7/9/11 a.m., Mon.-Thurs. – Mass 8 a.m., Fri – Mass 8:30 a.m., Sat. – Mass 5 p.m., Holy Days – Mass 8:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. SALEM U.C.C. Moorestown 610-759-1652 Sun. – Worship in the Air Conditioned Fellowship Hall 9:30 AM (2nd and 4th Sunday of the month in the Church Grove) SALEM UNITED METHODIST, Danielsville. Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m. ST. BRIGID’S EPISCOPAL Nazareth 610-746-3910 Sun. – Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m.
ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Bath. 610-837-1061
www.HomeNewsPA.com Sun. - Worship 9 a.m. ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, Nazareth 610-759-3090. Sun. - Worship 9 a.m., Sat. - Worship 5:30 p.m. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C., Northampton. 610-262-8666 Sun. - Worship 9:30 a.m. ST. JOHN’S U.C.C. Nazareth. 610-759-0893 Sun. – Summer Worship9:30 a.m. ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Walnutport. 610-767-3107 Sun. – Mass 8/9:30/11 a.m., Holy Day – Mass 8:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., Sat. – Mass 4:30 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UCC, Northampton, 610-2612910. HA Sun. – Summer Worship 9:30 a.m. (with child care) ST. PAUL’S U.C.C., of Indianland, Cherryville Sun. – Worship 9:30 a.m. w/child care ST. PETER’S U.C.C., Northampton Sun. – Worship at 9 a.m. VALLEY VIEW BAPTIST, Northampton Sun. – Worship 10:45 a.m./6 p.m. WALNUTPORT SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Sat. – Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m. ZION’S STONE U.C.C., Kreidersville Sun. – Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School stopped until September ZION E.L. CHURCH, Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) Sun. – Worship 10 a.m. KEY
W- Worship, M – Mass, S – Services, SS – Sunday School, CE – Christian Ed, BS – Bible Study, CC - Child Care, HC – Holy Communion, H/A – Handicapped Accessible, VBS – Vacation Bible School
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Once upon a time, a kite was thrilled as he rose high above the earth. Suddenly he found he could go no farther. His master had quit letting out the string. “Why does he hold me back like this?” he fretted. “If he would only let me loose and give me freedom, I’d show you how high I could go!” While the kite was fretting, the string broke. The kite wavered for a minute, was blown from side to side, then suddenly turned topsy-turvy, and came floating down, unable to right itself. Finally it was swept by the strong wind up against a tree branch and there it hung, all tattered and torn. Its freedom was its ruin! History traces the roots of American freedom to a deep faith in God. Any unbiased study of our heritage confirms this truth and even our currency still testifies to it, “IN GOD WE TRUST.” But today, many Americans are rejecting God and His moral laws. If our nation rejects God, our fate will be that of the kite’s! Freedom from God is the sure road to bondage. This is seen in the history of the nations as well as in the arena of personal living. Repressive habits form in the absence of submission to God’s moral restraints. Jesus said it this way, “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin” (John 8:34). Sin is essentially the prideful expression of self-will. It is the transgression (disobedience and rejection) of God’s law “For sin is the transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4). The inevitable result is spiritual bondage. Are you experiencing this bondage? Repent of your sin. Submit to Jesus Christ and you “shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).
Dr. Clearie Continued from page 3
do feel that one thing in particular rises above all else as a major contributor to inflaming mild autoimmune conditions into an inferno. That culprit is none other than gluten proteins. Now before you yawn and flip the page, stop and hear what I am saying. I treat so many patients. Day after day and year after year. I look. I watch. I obsess about what is afflicting those that I care for and I am telling you here and now that whatever ails you, will dramatically improve when you decide to remove gluten from every aspect of your life. Look, over the years I myself haven’t given gluten the seriousness it deserves. In fact, when the gluten-free craze hit all I could see was another marketing ploy being played out. Candidly, now I am sure of it, yet that doesn’t negate the science that it is based upon. Plain and simple; stop eating gluten. If you have depression/ anxiety/mental and emotional problems, stop eating gluten. If you have IBS, stop eating gluten. Having hormonal problems and going through changes of life? Stop eating gluten. If you get chronic headaches, stop the gluten. Chronic joint paint; stop the gluten. Stomachache, rashes, bladder pain, twitching, seizures, diabetes, high cholesterol, autism, leg swelling, allergies and asthma - you had better stop the gluten. Simply put, if you are human stop eating gluten. I am not wrong. I may have been wrong on the color I painted our son’s room or my comment about my daughter intentionally buying ripped looking jeans but I
am just not wrong on this. Your life will change. I don’t know how obviously but you will notice improvement. The sad part to all of this is that probably one percent out of the thousands who read this will actually make the decision to once and for all do something to help themselves. That’s why I keep beating the drum article after article and oftentimes repeat what I have said prior. So to the handful of people that remove gluten let me assure you that you are going to be so happy in a few weeks if not days.
I am not saying it will be easy because gluten is everywhere. It isn’t just in wheat but that’s perhaps the most common. Just because the label says gluten free doesn’t mean it’s free from gluten. So yes, you need to be a wheat watcher but you need to be more vigilant than that. Soups, salads dressing, and even makeup can have it. It’ll take effort and focus, but do it. Give up all gluten. Do it starting now. My best to you. "Natural Perspectives" is a health commentary only and does not claim to diagnose and/or make treatment recommendations. Always seek the advice of your health care professional.
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center Community Programs July Submitted by LAUREN FORSTER DiscoverE Adventure Backpacks Available When: Sunday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: Jacobsburg Visitor Center, 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth Borrow a backpack full of kid-friendly tools to explore Jacobsburg. These backpacks are best for families with young children. Each backpack includes binoculars, notepad, colored pencils, magnifying lens, bug box, dip net, and five field guides for exploring the pond, insects, birds, trees, butterflies and moths. For more information call 610-7462801 or email jacobsburgsp@ pa.gov. Fishing Rods and Tackle Available When: Sunday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Borrow fishing poles and tackle to use in Jacobsburg’s creeks. To borrow equipment, you must provide a driver’s license or other form of state issued identification. Persons age 16 and older must possess a current fishing license to fish. Adults can help children under 16 fish without a license. Bait is not provided. For more information call 610-746-2801 or email email@example.com. Butterfly Walk at Grand Central Landfill Sunday, July 8, 10 a.m. to noon Please join Waste Management, educator Rick Wiltraut, and local butterfly enthusiasts Bill Grant and Dan Zmoda as we hunt for butterflies in the warm season grassland fields at the Grand Central Education Cen-
ter. Please wear closed toe shoes, bring hat, binoculars, bug spray and be ready to hike. Children and adults of all ages are welcome. To register, please contact Waste Management Community Relations Manager, Adrienne Fors via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer Work at Jacobsburg Sunday, July 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Help us work on our native plant gardens. Please dress for the weather and bring your favorite work gloves, bottled water and lunch. Your help is greatly appreciated. An Evening of Nature Activities Tuesday, July 17, 5 to 7 p.m. Celebrate Latino Conservation Week with an evening of creek
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walking, birding, and hiking. This is a free family event with instructors speaking in English and Spanish. Bring clothes and old shoes that can get wet, sturdy shoes to hike, water and a snack. For more information, contact Jacobsburg EE Center at 610746-2801 or Ariel Delgado at email@example.com. Tuesday Trails Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Get moving after work with a brisk hike at Jacobsburg. These guided monthly hikes are two to two and a half miles over uneven terrain. Dogs are welcome to hike on a leash. Meet at the Continued on page 10
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GAB OVER by Pete THE FENCE G. Ossip Man, oh man! Can you believe it? It’s the last week of June already, and next Wednesday is the 4th of July! How time does fly! . . . There will be ceremonial parades, speeches and plenty of fireworks going off in public displays. If you have them at home, do it safely. . . .It’s great seeing all the honor students listed for Northampton High School. I’m sure the same could be said of the students over in Nazareth and other schools in the area. If they apply themselves, do their studies as they should, then in all likelihood, they deserve to be listed as honor students. So keep it up,
kids! . . .Class sizes are a lot bigger than they used to be, maybe because of so many people moving here from New Jersey and New York. . . .Have you taken notice about the community days that are being held around here? It just shows how much we enjoy living around these parts of the world –– boroughs and townships rather than cities –– where people get to know each other more personally. Don’t let it slip away by texting all the time, and not talking to each other, face to face. That’s one thing I don’t like about the technology we have now. Enough said. Get to know your neighbors by their first names. . . .The Phillies are still hanging in there with their young players. Sunday’s game in Washington was a real battle that the Nationals refused to give in, and even though the Phillies lost that one game
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they gave it their best shot and it was another series win. Now they’re playing those tough Yankees, especially those two or three sluggers at the top of the lineup. That will be another big test for the Phils. . . . Bath’s down town municipal building looks good from the outside. We should see what it’s like on the inside pretty soon. Maybe we’ll hear about the opening date when Town Council meets in July. The parking lot needs new paving, too. Same goes for local streets that still have winter potholes. They could at least be patched if it costs too much to pave the whole streets like Washington, Penn, and Northampton Streets, and Barrall Avenue. . . Still good swimming weather at the Borough Nazareth and Northampton pools, and they’re crowded. . . . Enjoy the Fourth of July and think what it means that we have a Declaration of Independence and a Constitution to guide us. Have a safe holiday!
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rized vehicle or pedestrian engaged in work upon a highway within a litter enforcement corridor. “We are grateful for Senator Scavello’s leadership and for the entire legislature’s willingness to work together to strengthen Pennsylvania’s litter and illegal dumping laws,” said Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful President Shannon Reiter. “The bipartisan and unanimous support for this bill underscores our shared commitment to keeping Pennsylvania beautiful.” "The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau wholeheartedly supports SB 431 and is grateful for the Senator's leadership,” said PMVB President/CEO Christopher Barrett. “This new law will add a very important arrow in the quiver of our ‘Pick up the Poconos’ anti-litter initiative.” “I’ve been working for years to put some teeth in laws designed to combat littering. This crime is bad for civic pride and bad for the environment. I am grateful to my legislative colleagues for passing this legislation unanimously, and I look forward to a cleaner, healthier landscape that we can all be proud of,” said Scavello.
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Northampton Rental ordinance Redrafted By KERI LINDENMUTH After a contentious and heated debate over the borough’s rental inspection ordinance during their previous meeting, the Northampton Borough Council’s rental inspection committee is redrafting the ordinance. Councilwoman Judy Kutzler, a member of the committee, said the committee is working to “redraft and address the problems and issues” brought up by Mayor Thomas Reenock, other council members, and some borough landlords. She said the ordinance will be ready for the borough’s July meeting and for public discussion “no later than September.” In other news, council discussed disturbance issues at Canal Street Park. In the past, council has expressed concerns over noise complaints and damage done by visitors from outside the borough. Councilwoman Kutzler broached the idea of moving the parking meters from Main Street, which only make about $4 a week, to Canal Street Park in order to discourage some of the issues. “The people in that ward should not have to put up with that aggravation,” she said. Finally, following the approval of a request to close Stewart Street for a block party, Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski, Sr. voiced his hope that such requests become more common. He said these requests are “satisfying,” and a good way for people to meet their neighbors. “If you can get together with a few neighbors on your street, do it,” he said.
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Dryland UCC’s buffet dinner to benefit Andy Weaver Wheelchair Fundraiser Submitted by RICHARD DURN Andy Weaver is a 2004 graduate of Nazareth High School and a 2008 graduate of Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown,
PA. He is known around here as Nazareth’s number one fan, the face of Nazareth Area School District and the pulse of Nazareth. His passions are Nazareth High School sports, whether he
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to Dryland UCC’s fundraiser buffet dinner to help Andy. The dinner will be held on Saturday, July 7 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages six through 12. The menu includes: oven baked ham, boneless stuffed chicken breast, our own homemade filling, mashed potatoes, oven roasted fresh vegetables, string beans italiano, rolls, salad, hot and cold beverages and dessert. Dryland UCC is located ¼ mile west of the Newburg Inn on Newburg Road. For additional information contact Rich at 484-894-9799.
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Obituaries Pauline M. "Polly" Flory
Pauline M. "Polly" Flory, 94, of Plainfield Township, Pa., died on Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. Born on Oct. 19, 1923, in Saylorsburg, Pauline was a daughter of the late James W. and Elizabeth Bonser Karch. She was the wife of the late Allen B. Flory, with whom she shared 71 years of marriage prior to his passing. Pauline graduated from Nazareth High School in 1941. In her early years, she worked in the secretarial field. Pauline was a lifelong member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Nazareth. She was an avid sportswoman throughout her life and was a member of the Belfast Edelman Sportsman Association, and a delegate of Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs. She also enjoyed collecting Native American artifacts. She is survived by nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Allen, she was predeceased by her siblings, Emma Karch, Arthur C. F. Karch, George A. Karch, Mildred Engler, and Elizabeth Groman. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 23 at St. John's UCC, 183 S. Broad St., Nazareth, with Rev. Jeffery A. Brinks presiding. Burial will be private with the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pauline's name may be offered to St. John's UCC; Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042 or to the Jacobsburg Historical Society/ Boulton Historic Site Museums at jacobsburghistory. com/donations.
Jeffrey Sysko, 54, of Nazareth, formerly of Martins Creek, Pa., died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. Born on Sept. 23, 1963, in Easton, he was a son of Donald L. and Bonnie Lee (Rounsaville) Sysko, of Palmer Township.
Jeffrey owned and operated Paramount Painting for many years. Previously, he worked for Superior Painting. He graduated from Easton Area High School-Class of 1981. Jeffrey loved spending time with his family, music, the outdoors and his dog, Pokie. He was an Oakland Raiders fan. He attended Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are a son, Kyle Sysko of Palmer Township; a daughter, Sarah Lawrence and her husband, Michael, of Camp Lejeune, NC; a sister, Amy Fontana and her husband, Russell, of Phillipsburg, NJ; a niece, Abigail Fontana, and a nephew, Anthony Fontana; aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service was held June 22 in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.
Michael W. Camaerei
Michael W. Camaerei, 51, of Upper Mount Bethel Township, Pa., was stricken at home and died on Saturday, June 16, 2018. He was the proud and loving father of three beautiful daughters, Amber, Brittany and Megan, who were the most important part of his life. Born in East Stroudsburg on Oct. 15, 1966, he was the son of Shirley F. (Fedorchick) Camaerei of Wilson Borough, and the late Albert V. Camaerei. For many years, Michael owned and operated an automotive repair shop. However, he may be best remembered for his extreme acts of kindness and generosity in helping people. Those who truly knew Michael were also familiar with his great sense of humor and ability to make others laugh. In addition to his loving mother, Shirley, and his three daughters, Amber Camaerei of Kingston, Pa., and Brittany and Megan Camaerei, both at home, he is survived by three grandchildren, William, Izabella and Serenity; four sisters, Patricia Miller and husband, Hank, of Georgia,
Edna Mae Camaerei of Wilson Borough, Sheila Knecht and husband, Michael, of Belfast, and Susan Koplin and fiance, Daniel McGouldrick, of Moore Township; many nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins, and former companion, Paula Krisovitch. He was predeceased by his former wife, Cynthia L. (Matlock) Camaerei, in 2017. Services were held on Saturday, June 23, in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Dr., Moorestown – Bath. Interment followed in Plainfield Cemetery, Pen Argyl, Pa.
Kathleen M. "Kate" Griffin
Kathleen M. "Kate" Griffin, 63, of Northampton died Thursday June 21, 2018 at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia surrounded by her loving family. Born January 13, 1955 in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Dr. John A. Griffin M.D. and the late Emma (Ferry) Griffin R.N. Kate graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School. She was a member of the former St Michael Catholic Church, Northampton. Kate worked as an office manager at Mechanical Services for 30 years and most recently she was the business manager at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, from 2006 - 2017. Surviving are sisters, Mary Pat, wife of Harold Post, Kathi Roxberry; brother, John A. Griffin Jr., and his wife Mary; several nieces and nephews. Kate was predeceased by her parents, sisters, Anne Kane, Maureen Griffin and a brother, Joseph Griffin Sr. A Memorial Mass was celebrated Wednesday June 27 in Queenship of Mary Church 1324 Newport Ave. Northampton. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to The Center for Animal Health & Welfare 1165 Island Park Rd. Easton, Pa.18042. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton.
Joan E. Leshak
Joan E. Leshak, 58, of Northampton, died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenburg. She was born June 15, 1960 in Allentown, the daughter of the late Metro and Jane (Naypouer) Leshak. Joan worked as an administrative assistant at various companies across the country over the years. She is survived by her companion of 25 years, Walter Lindzius and her twin sister, Jane Leshak. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to the Northampton Public Library 1615 Laubach Ave., Northampton in memory of Joan.
Dorothy T. Marx
Dorothy T. Marx, 97 of Allentown, Pa., formerly of Northampton, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Phoebe Home in Allentown. Born on April 29, 1921 in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Raymond McCandless and the late Catherine (Hagerty) McCandless. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Marx. Dorothy was a teacher at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, for 12 years and at Northampton Area High School for 23 years before retiring in 1982. She graduated from Immaculata University in 1942 and served as a past President of Lourdes Chapter and a member of the Board of Governors while attending college. She was an active member of Beethoven Maennerchor, Coplay Saengerbund and Stiles (Whitehall) Maennerchor and as secretary and treasurer for the Catholic Women's College Club for many years. Surviving are son, Joseph D. Marx of Northampton, daughters, Dorothy, wife of Robert Bresnahan of W. Bath, ME and Mary, wife of Gary Zidzik of Leonardtown, MD, sister, Marie Nemetz of Richland, VA, grandson, Ian Bresnahan and wife Mindy of W. Bath, ME, 3 great-grandchildren, Olivia, Brianna and Anthony and 8 great-great -grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers, Gerald and Raymond McCandless and sisters, Katherine McCandless, Rosemary McCandless and Irene Anthony. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, June 26 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church located at 22nd & Washington Avenue Northampton. Interment followed in Assumption B.V.M. Cemetery, Northampton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dorothy may be made to Immaculata University, in care of the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067.
Walter A. Marinkovits
MARCH 25, 1939 – JUNE 21, 2018 Walter A. Marinkovits, 79, of Northampton, died on Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was the husband of Joan (DeLucia) Marinkovits for 54 years. A graduate of Coplay High School, he was employed at Stofanak Custom Kitchens, Hechingers and Stanley Vidmar. Walt was also a school bus driver for the Whitehall School District and was a longtime Pennsylvania State Constable. Born on March 25, 1939, he was a son of the late Gustav and Hedwig (Marakovits) Marinkovits. Walt was an avid hunter and in his younger years loved to fish. He was a member of the Tri-Boro Sportsmen’s Club, Ranger Lake and the Northampton Exchange Club. He and his wife loved to travel, especially in Europe and cruising the Caribbean. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Walter J. Marinkovits; a daughter, Mary
Schnoke; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by four sisters, Agnes Drauch, Florence Sommers, Hilda Freund, and Helen Handwerk, and two brothers, John and Edward Marinkovits. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 26 in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Bruce J. Santee
APRIL 22, 1936 – JUNE 20, 2018 Bruce J. Santee, 82, of Palmer Township, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Easton Hospital. He attended Wilson High School and later worked for Keystone Foods. Born on April 22, 1936, he was a son of the late Robert and Ruth (Frace) Santee. Bruce was a member of St. Peter’s U.C.C. Church, Tatamy and the Forks of the Delaware Bottle Club. He could always be found tinkering in his yard, whether it be mowing his well manicured lawn, tending to his chickens, or spending time with his Great Dane dogs. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Robert and Pamela Fehnel, Noel and Terry Fehnel, Susan Lueckenbach, Stephen and Connie Santee, Sharon and James DeKorte, Robert and Janine Santee, Scott and Toni Santee, Becky and Robert Stocker, Cindy and Pat Rizzolino, Robert and Barbara Young, Cheryl Ambrust, and Ruth Ann and Paul Cookson; great-nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law Carole Santee. He was preceded in death by his sister, Alberta Fehnel; his twin sister, Beryl Young, and brothers, Gordon Santee and Dale Santee. A funeral service was held on Tuesday morning, June 26 in the Schmidt Funeral Home, 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth, PA, followed by burial in Arndt’s Cemetery, Forks Township. The family would like memorial contributions in Bruce’s name to St. Peter’s U.C.C. Church, P.O. Box 188, Tatamy, PA 18085.
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Robert M. "Marty" Ehrgott, 55, of Bath, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at St. Luke's University Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Susan (Woodruff) Ehrgott, with whom he shared over 8 years of loving marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Sandra (Trumbauer) Ehrgott of Bethlehem and the late Carl W. Ehrgott. He had a knack for sports and player stats, and worked as a travel wholesaler. An avid Philly sports fan, he followed many sports and shared his knowledge of the teams with everyone. He also loved to bowl, and bowled with the Panthers in Bethlehem as well as at the AFL/ CIO alleys. He was a member of the Heights Athletic Association. In addition to his wife Susan, he is survived by his collie companions Samantha and Champ; mother Sandra; brother Jeffrey C. Ehrgott of Bethlehem; sister Teri Hontz and her husband Kevin of Whitehall; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, June 28, in the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500
Linden St., Bethlehem, 18018. Burial followed at Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Northern New Jersey Office, Center Pointe II, Suite 103, 1160 Route 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.
June M. Vaughan JUNE 21, 1946 – JUNE 22, 2018 June M. Va u g h a n , 62, of Moore To w n s h i p , died suddenly at Lehigh Valley HospitalMu h l e n b e r g on Friday, June 22, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas P. Vaughan, with whom she shared 42 years of marriage prior to his death in 2006. Born in Passaic, N.J. on June 21, 1946, she was the daughter of the Edward M. and Sylvia L. (Agnello) Flores. June was a graduate of Passaic High School, class of 1964. For nearly 20 years, she was employed by AAA of Allentown, where she worked as an emergency roadside call center representa-
tive before retiring in December. An avid bingo player, she also enjoyed playing board games with her grandchildren. She is survived by a son, Frank E. Vaughan and wife, Traci, of Springfield, Oregon; daughters, Dawn E. Heckman, her devoted caregiver of many years with whom she resided and Kimberly M. Stroud, of Arlington, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Melondy, Michael, Curtis, Makayla, Mandy, Kristi, and Larry III; great-grandson Wyatt; brothers, William S. Flores and wife, Linda, of Whitehall; sisters, Evelyn Burns, of Clifton, N.J., and Louise Grabowski, of Danielsville; many nieces and newphews. In addition to her late husband, Thomas, she was predeceased by a brother, Edward P. Flores. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 27 in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, 2165 Community Drive, MoorestownBath. Interment will be private.
Carl R. Greene
Carl R. Greene, 72, of 4th Street, Lehighton, died Friday, June 22 2018 in his home. He was the husband of Donna M. (Smith) Greene since December 15, 1972. Born in Parryville, he was the son of the late Norman R. Sr., and Florence A. (Andreas) Greene. Carl was employed as a forklift operator/warehouse by NestlePurina Corp., Allentown, formerly Alpo Corp., for 41 years, retiring in 2010. He was a graduate of the Lehighton High School and served in the Army, Vietnam Era, achieving rank of Sgt. He was a member of the American Legion Post 314, Lehighton and also the Orioles Club, Lehighton. Surviving besides his wife, are daughters, Tammy L. Steigerwalt and fiancé Ronald Cole, Carla M. wife of Robert Hill, all of Lehighton; son, Shawn C. and wife Stephanie of Mahoning Township; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol Metz of Lehighton, Florence Babinchak of Palmerton; brothers, Paul and wife Phyllis of New Ringgold, Lester and wife Jennie of Bowmanstown; numer-
ous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Genevieve Brown, Pearl Eck, Nannette Marek, and Pauline Andrews; brothers, Robert, Norman Jr. and William. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Campton Funeral Home, Palmerton.
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PUBLIC NOTICE-LEGAL ESTATE NOTICE Estate of DENNIS R. WERKHEISER, deceased, late of 1398 N. Cottonwood Road, Danielsville, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make the same, and all persons indebted to the Decedent to make payments without delay to: Executrix: Jehna Marie Werkheiser Address: 193 Riverview Drive Walnutport, PA 18088 Or to her Attorney: Joshua D. Shulman, Esquire SHULMAN & SHABBICK 1935 Center Street Northampton, PA 18067 (6/14-6/28) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of James Joseph Algieri Deceased, late of the Borough of Wilson, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the Decedent to make payments without delay to Louis Robert Algieri c/o John E. Kotsatos, Esquire, 717 Washington Street, Easton, PA 18042. (6/14-6/28) ESTATE NOTICE HALL CAROL L., dec’d. Late of Lower Mt. Bethel, Northampton County, PA Executor: George F. Hall, c/o Barbara R. Renkert, Esq., 2120 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042. Attorney: Barbara Rush Renkert, Esquire, 2120 Northampton Street, Easton PA 18042. (6/21-7/5) NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE BOROUGH OF BATH COUNCIL The Monthly Meeting of Borough Council scheduled for Monday, July 3, 2018 has been rescheduled to Wednesday July 11, 2018, at 7:00PM following the Bi- Monthly Meeting at 6:00 PM. Borough of Bath Council meetings are held at 121 S. Walnut St., Bath PA 18014 in Council Chambers. Bradford T. Flynn, Secretary Borough of Bath (6/28)
MOORE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BID REQUESTED FOR FB MODIFIED APPLICATION Sealed proposals will be received by the Moore Township Board of Supervisors until 3:00 PM on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014. The bids will be opened at the General Meeting of the Board of Supervisors scheduled for Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Moore Township Municipal Building, at which time they will be publicly read aloud by the Board of Supervisors. Bids will be received for the following: LOCATION OF WORK: Glaze Road – Donna Drive – Carol Lane – Morrison Place DISCRIPTION OF WORK: FB Modified to be produced and applied complete in-place in accordance with Penn Dot PUB 447(1-18). MS-03 10--1- FB-Modified Bituminous Paving Course specification (Attachment B). Material must be produced from an approved supplier listed in Bulletin 15 as an approved producer for MISC Bituminous Paving Course, FBModified. Prevailing wage rates apply to this contract. All bidders must supply a 10% bid bond or certified check payable to Moore Township securing their bid. All successful Bidders shall post a Performance Bond or Certified Check within 20 (Twenty) days of award, in an amount of 100% of the contract. Failure to supply the bond in such time shall void the contract. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any or all bids, proposals or items of a proposal, to waive any bid formalities and to accept the bid it deems to be in the best interest of the Township. A non-collusion affidavit must be completed and submitted. Contractor is required to provide a signed contractor’s Statement of Compliance to show that Federal Department of Transportation regulations (49CFR Parts 40 and 382) regarding CDL implementation of drug and alcohol tests is being complied with. Bid forms, proposal and Contract instructions Form 944, can be obtained at the Moore Township Municipal Office, 2491 Community Drive, Bath, Pa. 18014 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday. Phone 610-7599449, Fax 610-759-9448. Moore Township Board of Supervisors Richard K. Gable Secretary/Treasurer (6/28 & 7/5) ESTATE NOTICE Estate of MARY KREGLOW, deceased, late of 120 E. First Street, Northampton, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania, Letters Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent to make the same, and all persons indebted to the Decedent to make payments without delay to: Executor: Michael Ronald Kreglow Address: 120 E. First Street Northampton, PA 18067
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Emrick approves state budget bill Submitted by SCOTT LITTLE State Rep. Joe Emrick (RNazareth) voted Wednesday to support House Bill 2121, the general appropriations portion of the proposed 2018-19 state budget. The legislation, which passed by a 188-10 margin, will now be taken up by the state Senate. Emrick offered this statement after House passage of the bill: “Three years ago, Pennsylvania’s fiscal picture looked gloomy and our revenue numbers were deep ‘in the red.’ Thanks to responsible fiscal policy and holding the line on attempts to raise taxes, we are now ‘in the black,’ and advancing a budget bill that includes no broad-based taxes and would use the surplus to re-establish Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund. “Statewide PreK-12 funding would eclipse the $12 billion figure for the first time, with significant increases for the Bangor, Easton and Nazareth Area school districts. House Bill 2121 also includes an additional $30 million for career and technical education and commits more money to higher education. “This key budget bill also features a new $60 million line item for school safety. This initiative will give schools flexibility in deciding how and where to address their individual safety issues, and the money is held in a restricted account, meaning it cannot be used for other purposes. “Two other new line items confront significant health concerns. Doctors are calling Pennsylvania ‘ground zero’ for Lyme disease,
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ing disposed of in the Slate Belt region of Northampton County in abandoned slate quarries. Fill material contains various levels of allowed contaminants and is classified either as “clean” or, where higher levels of contaminants exist, “regulated.” According to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), clean fill includes soil, rock, stone, dredged material, used asphalt and brick, block or concrete from construction and demolition activities. As dumping activities have increased in the region, so have concerns over the environmental impact to these sites and surrounding areas. “Many residents and elected officials in my Senate District have License # PA003267
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raised concerns over the dumping of out-of-state fill material in our region,” said Senator Scavello. “I share the same concerns over the sheer volume of fill activity occurring in my district and its potential environmental impact, so I requested this hearing to fully evaluate the Commonwealth’s environmental standards and ensure our residents are protected.” For further information, please visit www.senatorscavello.com or contact the Senator’s district office at 570-620-4326.
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ANDY’S CORNER By ANDY WEAVER The Nazareth SR Legion Baseball Team played Bankos on June 18 and won and beat Freemansburg on June 20 and beat East Stroudsburg on June 24. They hosted Wind Gap on June 25, will host Birches on June 29 and
will play Northampton for two games on July 1. Game one is at Nazareth at 1 p.m. and game two is at 5 p.m. at Northampton. The Upper Nazareth Clippers SR Team played Lower Nazareth on June 19 at Tuskes Park in the first round of playoffs and lost 14-11 to see their season end. The Upper Nazareth Clippers 8th/9th Grade Team beat Palisades on June 20 and opened their playoffs at 6 p.m. on Tues-
day, June 26 at the Clippers Field. The Upper Nazareth Clippers 6th/7th Grade team beat Palisades in the playoffs on June 22 and played at Tuskes Park at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 vs. Forks Township. The Nazareth Girls Basketball team won the bash at the beach tournament on Sunday at Cedar Beach. For up to the minute news, visit my website at https://nazarethsports.wordpress.com/
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real peace and genuine happiness for yourself in mind. You’re giving to others; now give some of this to yourself.” Chef Zipora lists five mental health benefits that cooking brings: Relieves stress. Cooking can clear the head and relax the body. Family therapist Lisa Bahar toldPsychology Today that a mindfulness on the moment – kitchen tasks such as chopping and stirring – makes the act of cooking meditative. “You are present in the task, doing something physical, and not distracted by the stresses of the day,” Zipora says. “It’s a nourishing, centering act that gets you to slow down.” Gives joy. It’s easy to dismiss cooking as just another household chore, but you may derive joy from cooking that you don’t get from mundane tasks. “Cooking is an innately rewarding experience,” says Zipora. “You can enhance it however you like. Music happens to be the seasoning of my life. Classical puts me in a zone when I’m cooking. When you’re enjoying working in the kitchen and listening to your favorite music, all of a sudden you’re not just cooking, it’s like you’re flying with your feet on the ground. Cooking has all the ingredients of good vibrations.” Provides better brain health. The clearest link between cooking and mental health is good nutrition; numerous studies have found compounds like antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins and minerals found naturally in food can help protect your brain. “It’s easier to control the quality of your diet when you prepare much of the food yourself,” Zipora says. Makes you more creative. Part of the fun of cooking is thinking outside the box. “Cooking should be considered an art, and with new ingredients, you can explore new areas of cooking and surprise your family with a meal that they will have never seen coming,” Zipora says. “Perfect recipes, come up with new ones, and let your creative juices flow.” Boosts self-confidence. “You feel a strong sense of accomplishment when you’ve prepared something satisfying,” Zipora says. “When you’ve prepared a nice meal for several people that confidence will surge, and it can spread into other areas of your life. It will inspire you to try new things.” “Cooking without a doubt nourishes your psychological well-being,” Zipora says. “At the end of a long work day, it soothes the soul and the mind.”
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