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From The Editor’s Desk. Joe Korba It’s time for our 3rd annual Blue Mountain Dining Edition! We, as usual, received a ton of votes this year for your favorite restaurants from all over our reading area. This is always one of my favorite Gazettes to help put together, as it’s the one we receive the most reader input and feedback on. It’s great to hear from you guys (usually)! But, I digress; within these very pages the winner of our Favorite Restaurant 2013 is revealed. It’s looking like we might have the beginnings of a dynasty on our hands, although a few others were close behind in the polls. Working on the Blue Mountain Dining edition kind of makes me miss working in restaurants, although I’d much rather be writing than scrubbing pots. While in high school and college I worked in everything from a now defunct steakhouse in Hazleton, PA to various fast food jobs. I spent many years near hot convection ovens, peeling potatoes at 4 a.m. for home fries before the breakfast rush, chopping veggies for prep, and all the other culinary activities that make a restaurant tick. I feel a certain kinship to all things food-related, and as my fiancé will

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attest to, I’m not a bad cook myself. I hope our enthusiasm for our local eateries emanates from these pages and maybe even makes you a little bit hungry. As always, enjoy! P.S. If you happen to know or see my wonderful fiance‘ Jessica Siarkowski around make sure to wish her a Happy Birthday! Her birthday is April 19th, and will surely be celebrated by dining out at one of the restaurants mentioned in this issue. On the Cover - The cover features one of Old Post Inn’s most popular sandwiches, The Grand Schmoopa. The sandwich’s namesake, whose nickname is Grand Schmoopa, is the father of a regular Old Post patron. The massive polishfood influenced sandwich includes: two pieces of kielbasa, pierogies, sauteed onions, sauerkraut, spicy brown mustard, and swiss cheese. (It’s a bit messy, but very good -ed).

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in Danielsville grow up having families of their own," Cindy said about her time at the Post Office. “I look forward to having Saturday mornings off. I worked 29 years of Saturday mornings with only 1 or 2 off a year.” You'll still be able to find Cindy working at her family's Drive-In Theater, Becky's, in Berlinsville. Congratulations on your retirement, Cindy, from all of us at the Town & Country Gazette!

Cindy Deppe takes down the flag at the Danielsville Post Office as she has done for 21 years.

Local Woman Retires From Post Office Cindy Deppe has retired from the Danielsville Post Office after 21 years of serving her friends and neighbors there. Cindy has been married to Dean Deppe for 35 years this July. They have two sons, Chris and Nick, who are both married and have children of their own. Cindy and Dean's grandchildren are Sean, Julian and Margot. "I was fortunate to have had a good working relationship with all my co-workers I worked with through the years. The customers were all great and I got to see a lot of the children living

Local Student Organizes Event for DeMolay Charity

Miss Sabrina Steed, a Senior at Northampton High School, recently organized a bake sale, which took place during basketball weekend on March 2, 2013 at the Patton Campus in Elizabethtown, PA to benefit Children’s Dyslexia Centers of PA. Miss Steed is currently serving Pennsylvania DeMolay as State Sweetheart. DeMolay Chapters across Pennsylvania donated and purchased sweet and salty treats for the event. The favorites for the day were ranch pretzel bites, cookies, Rice Krispie Treats, and dirt (a mix of chocolate ice-cream, Oreo Cookie crumbs and Gummy Worms). A donation of $254 was collected to benefit the Children’s Dyslexia Centers in Pennsylvania.

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At the local level, Miss Steed is sponsored by Reading Chapter where she also serves as Chapter Sweetheart. In her position as State Sweetheart, one of her duties is to encourage all chapters of DeMolay in Pennsylvania to support their charity, the Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc.

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M em o r ie s I arrived in America in 1948 from Germany as a “war bride” at the age of 20. My new friends and neighbors in Berlinsville surprised me with a wedding shower that was fit for a queen. Here I am, 65 years later, and the kind employees of the Revolution Style Factory in Walnutport are helping me celebrate my 85th birthday with a delicious cake baked by “chef” Aaron. They can’t do enough to make me feel comfortable. I have been blessed to have met so many kind people in my lifetime and I am very greatful. I would also like to thank my former clients at the Roscoe P. Snyder Agency who supported me when I unexpectedly became the owner of the business. Many, Many thanks to all of you!

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A son, Greyson Lee Rehrig, was born at 1:12 p.m. on January 12, 2013 at Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ. The proud parents are Kyle and Jodi Rehrig of High Bridge, NJ. He was welcomed home by big sister Kenley Grace. Maternal grandparents are Chris and Robin Bruscino of Franklin, NJ. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Nancy Rehrig of Walnutport. Maternal great-grandparents are Joseph and the late Bernice Bruscino of Spring Hill, FL and Richard and Kittie Brandenburg of New Port Ritchey, FL. Paternal great-grandparents are the late Paul and LaRue Rehrig of Lehighton and Grace and the late LeRoy Snyder of Walnutport. | April 4, 2013

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Joe’s Movie Trivia:

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon J. Conaway of Downingtown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Claire Elizabeth to Gary D. Mackes Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Mackes Sr. of Walnutport. A spring wedding is planned for 2014.

Which legendary director and master of suspense gave the shortest acceptance speech of any award winner in Oscar history?

Ashton Coffin - 4 on April 21st Cole Yost - 1 on April 21st Paul T. Bickert - 83 on April 22nd Justin Fenstermaker - 22 on April 28th Mike Stimpfl - 51 on April 29th Mark H. Bollinger - 56 on April 29th

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Phone Number_______________ E-Mail________________________ YES! Sign me up for the Blue Mtn. Town & Country Gazette E-newsletter. Return to: Blue Mtn. Town & Country Gazette, 4685 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport, Pa. 18088 Tickets must be picked up at our office. *all submissions must be received by April 12, 2013

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Photographs by Robert Stettner

Playground Association Egg Hunt

A successful Easter Egg hunt was held on March 23 at the Walnut Street playground, Slatington. There were over 50 children that participated in the different age group egg hunts and over 2,000 candy filled eggs were provided. Over 60 prizes were given away.

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Popular Bar & Restaurant Wins Favorite Restaurant for 2nd Consecutive Year


Country Gazette Town & Favorite Restaurant WINNER

By Joe Korba

fter some stiff competition, our reader’s have chosen their favorite area restaurant in our 3rd annual poll held every spring. Old Post Inn & Backdoor Restaurant emerged victorious after a Rocky-esque battle for the top spot with Lizard Creek Tavern in Lehighton. Lizard Creek was looking like Soviet powerhouse boxer Ivan Drago and just about had them on the ropes, but Old Post emerged victorious in a late-round upset, just like The Italian Stallion himself. Both of these establishments, and also 3rd place finisher Country View Diner, clearly have great food, wonderful service and dedicated customers willing to mail votes in, answer our online poll, and even mail me impassioned arguments about why their favorite eatery deserves to be crowned the very best in 2013.

“We’re always appreciative of our customers. They’ve kept us going for 29 years. It’s like a family here, like Cheers.” This is the second consecutive win for owners Jo and Barry Lehr who, along with family members Shirley and Butch Lehr, purchased the business on the outskirts of Slatington over 29 years ago. “We’re small town people, so we keep our business small town based,” Jo said. Over the years, through a comfortable atmosphere and a spirit of camaraderie amongst the regulars, they have built up the Old Post Inn to be a spot that locals and travelers alike can relax and grab a bite to eat. “We have a strong base of customers who like to eat at the bar, and people who enjoy the dining room especially on weekends,” Jo says explaining the allure. “There has been a trend towards casual dining and things like our wings, sandwiches, soups and French Fry menu are really popular.” Along with the well-liked fry menu, featuring dozens of varieties, Old Post Inn also offers 26 entrée options and a room for private parties and events. Jo said the restaurant’s many specials are a big draw. “We have all-you-can-eat pasta on Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $10.99, five dollar martinis on Tuesdays, mac and cheese specials weekly,” she said. “Comfort foods are always popular. We have a lot of our regulars come in for complementary food on holidays.”

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Jo Lehr It certainly seems like Jo and everyone else who works at Old Post Inn is doing something right. Many of our local eateries have a dedicated group of regulars, but none so adamant about the excellence of their favorite restaurant as Old Post. Jo couldn’t be more complimentary about the people who make her business a success. “We’re always appreciative of our customers. They’ve kept us going for 29 years. It’s like a family here, like Cheers.” So, if you’d like to visit a restaurant that hundreds of your neighbors consider the very best, make sure to stop by Old Post Inn at 3337 Old Post Road in Slatington. Their customer appreciation day will be held on April 21st.

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NLLT Performs “Little Shop of Horrors” By: Tyler Trumbauer

The Northern Lehigh Little Theater put on four performances of the classic musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” in March. This musical is the first for rookie director, Nick Sander, who has brought a remarkable increase in interest for theater to the Northern Lehigh community since his first show last fall, “And Then There Were None.” This comedy horror rock show composed by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashmen translated well on to the stage in Northern Lehigh High School’s auditorium. This production was surprisingly excellent. The biggest surprise was how well the pit orchestra played. The size of the pit was on the smaller side, but their boisterous beats echoed through the auditorium. Sander made a daring move casting a theatrical rookie, junior Aidan Burke, as Seymour. Burke was a part of the last two musicals as a member of the pit orchestra. Sander spoke with me after the show and commented on Burke and his cast mates,“I see a lot of myself in Aidan and the rest of the cast. Burke is a lot like me when I was a student at Northern Lehigh as he stumbled in to the program. He is like me, but he is a lot more talented.” Burke claims that emotion on stage was his biggest obstacle, “Trying to portray the amount of emotion that I need to portray [as Seymour] was the hardest for me. However, I feel that I overcame that.” Burke’s leading role counterpart, senior Sydney Martin, played a remarkable Audrey. Martin’s experience shone through this role as she perfectly portrayed the beautiful, scatterbrain young lady who is in an abusive relationship and slowly falls for Seymour romantically as his social status skyrockets after discovering the world renowned plant named, Audrey II, in honor of Audrey the love of his life. Martin, who has been performing for NLLT for years, says Burke was great on stage. “Aidan is Seymour. He is fine. I have no worries about him out there performing.” The set was absolutely marvelous. It perfectly captured the setting of “skid row” or the slums of a city. The different Audrey IIs that are needed throughout the show made for a lot of work. Northern

(Above) Seymour (Aidan Burke) contemplates the future of his beloved Audrey II. (Right) Seymour brings new life and better business to Mushnick's with Audrey II, his blood thirsty venus fly trap. - photos by Tyler Trumbauer Lehigh previously has won a Freddy award for their set design and this set may earn them their second victory in that category. The Ronnettes were great throughout the show. They were composed of junior Brie Williams, junior Lydia Delong, sophomore Alexis Middaugh, sophomore Connie Hepner and freshmen Kasey Wayda. Williams and Middaugh really stood out with their spunky attitude in their lines that were perfect for the mood of the scene. This production was one of the best coming from NLLT in years. The story was well portrayed and the characters were spectacular. Sander has this program moving in the right direction and with dedicated young actors and actresses the community can expect more intriguing shows coming out of Slatington.

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Restaurant Directory The 2013 Restaurant Directory is compiled from accessible records and submissions from the establishment. The views expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Blue Mt. Town & Country Gazette and its’ employees. KEY: $ under $15, $$ $15-$25, $$$ $25 and above


•BeanBath Café, 2425 Plaza Ct. (484) 287-2326 • www. Hours: Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. • Café serves all day breakfast, lunch after 11 a.m. – 7 days a week. Dinner Friday & Saturday. Drive thru & pick up. Reservations – suggested • Dinner Entrees - $$$ • BYOB, CC accepted, HA, Parking •Cornerstone Pub, 506 Penn Street (610) 837-6670 • Hours: Noon–2 a.m. • Bar and Pub – No one under 18 permitted. Dinner Entrees – $ • CC accepted, HA, Alcohol, Entertainment •Daily Grind • 116 E. Main Street (484) 281-3314 • Hours: Monday to Friday 6 a.m.–2 p.m. • Breakfast and Lunch take-out. Soup, salad & sandwiches/Outdoor patio open weather permitting. Catering services available. • Entrees: $ CC accepted •Town and Country Restaurant 350 S. Walnut Street (610) 837-7220 • Hours: 5:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. • Best homemade food in town. • Entrees: $ •Reservations suggested, CC accepted, HA

Bowmanstown •Bowmanstown Diner - 642 E White St, (610) 852-2752 •Lorenzo's Pizza - 709 Lincoln Ave Ste A, (610) 852-3500 Cherryville

•Pizza Como North, 4209 Lehigh Drive (610) 760-2500 • Facebook Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10:00

a.m.–10:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. • Delicious food like Momma used to make! The Best Pizza around! • Entrees: $ • CC accepted, HA

Coplay •Paulie’s Family Restaurant - 1214 Chestnut St., (610) 2612110 •Samuel Owens – 128 Chestnut St. (610) 262-2860 •Willow Street Pub - 2775 Willow Street, (610) 799-3225 Hours: 11:30-Close • Prime RibEvery Saturday Evening; Open lunch & dinner 7/days; private room for parties. •Entrees: $ • Reservations not nec., CC, Alcohol, HA(but no restroom access) Danielsville •Blue Mt. Drive In & Family Restaurant – 1439 Blue Mountain Drive (610) 767-6379. •The Oaks Restaurant and Bar – 3777 Dogwood Rd. (610) 760-2777 Germansville •Curious Goods at the Bake Oven Inn 7705 Bake Oven Rd., (610) 760-8580 Laurys Station •Hi-Way Restaurant - 5470 Rte. 145, (610) 261-1911 •Rosaria Pizza Rest. – 5757 Rte. 145, (610) 261-1776 Lehighton •Alfies Pizza -136 S 1st St (610) 377-5276 •The Bagel Bunch – 300 Mauch Chunk St., (610) 377-2233 •Beacon 443 - Blakeslee Blvd 610) 377-1782 •Beijing Garden - 1241 Blakeslee Blvd Dr. (610) 3775539 •Boulevard Drive-In & Family Restaurant - 59 Blakeslee Blvd. Dr. E. (610) 377-3420 • www. Hours: Sunday – Thursday 7 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Friday –

Saturday 7 a.m-10:00 p.m. Family oriented; good food at a good price. Friendly service. Reservations – suggested • Dinner Entrees - $ • CC accepted, HA •Castle Grill - 80 East Bridge St. (570) 732-0020 •Country View Diner 6965 Interchange Road, (610) 377-7885 • Friendly country setting. Clean inviting diner. Great food at reasonable price. Excellent wait staff. • Dinner Entrees $ • HA, CC not accepted •Cousins II Cocktail Lounge 1249 Mahoning Dr W, (570)-386-2351 •Diggity Dogs - 116 S 1st St. (610) 377-0600 •Go-Fore Miniature Golf Course 2767 Church Hill Rd. (570)-386-2988 •Lizard Creek Tavern – 1424 West Lizard Creek Rd. (610) 377-2249 • www. Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 - 11:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., Sunday & Monday- closed. • Lizard Creek Tavern brings refreshment to the countryside with a modern, urban twist! • Dinner • $ • Reservations suggested CC • HA • Entertainment. •Pizza Como USA - Carbon Plaza Mall Rt. 443 (570) 386-5965 •PJ Whelihan’s Pub at Platz’s - 101 Harrity Rd. (610)-377-5074 •Ruby's Saloon - 298 Bridge St, (610)-377-3090 •Sapore - 99 E Bridge St. (610)-377-5666 Second Time Around 161 S 1st St, (610) 377-2834 •Sunny's Pizza Pizza - 7720 Interchange Rd, (610) 681-3636 •Trainer's Inn - 845 Interchange Rd, (610) 377-4350 •Two Kings Pizza - 1081 Mill Rd, (570) 386-3880 •Verona Pizza House- 401 Mahoning St. (610) 377-2228

Neffs •Neffs Hotel & Other Side Restaurant - 5635 Route 873, (610) 767-9949 Continued On Page 14

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Restaurant Directory New Tripoli •The Bagel Bunch – 6299 Route 309, (610) 760-2233 •Foulkers at the Blue Ridge– 6799 Madison St., (610) 298-2777 •Katie’s Family Rest. - 6397 Rt. 309 New Tripoli, (610)-298-2255 •Schleicher’s Family Restaurant- 6937 Rte. 309 New Tripoli, (610) 298-3388 Northampton •Assante Ristorante - 2050 Main St, (610) 262-1301 •Atlas Hotel - 366 E 10th St, (610) 261-1766 •The Gin Mill - 1750 Main St., (610) 262-5486 •J's Steaks & Subs - 1830 Main St, (610) 262-8353 •Main Street - 2023 Main St, (610) 262-2822 •Millers Diner - 1205 Main St., (610) 262-6321 •Pennsville Hotel- 3750 Lehigh Dr, (610) 262-0705 •Potts' Doggie Shop – 2428 Cherryville Rd., (610) 262-5588 •Santa Fe Taco Co. 2022 Main Street (610) 261-4970 Hours: 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. • Fast casual Southwestern/Mexican Entrees: $ • CC accepted, BYOB, HA •Seemsville Hotel - 3819 Seemsville Rd, (610) 837-1442 •Stefano’s Sicillian Grille - 5364 Nor-Bath Blvd., (610) 262-8760 •Weaversville Inn - 6916 Weaversville Rd, (610) 502-9881 Orefield •The Red Tomato Pizzeria - 3626 Pennsylvania 309, (610) 398-8999 Palmerton •Bert’s Steakhouse - 416 Delaware Avenue (610) 826-9921 •Cherry’s Sunset Diner-115 Route 209 Kresgeville, (610) 681-4482

•Fireline Hotel - 1065 Fireline Road (610) 852-4021 One Ten Tavern - 110 Delaware Ave. (610) 826-3333 Hours: Sunday 12-Noon–8:00 p.m.; Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.9:00 p.m. A quaint gastro pub serving upscale comfort foods. Dinner Entrees: $$ CC accepted, HA, alcohol served •Palmerton Hotel - 302 Delaware Ave., (610) 826-5454 •Palmerton Pizza - 695 Delaware Ave, (610) 826-3711 •Raush Haus - 735 Columbia Ave, (610) 826-5296 •Riverwalk Saloon - 8 Centre Street Parryville, (610) 852-2323 •Simply Something - 312 Delaware Ave, (610) 824-2233 •Tony’s Pizzeria - 1121 Mauch Chunk Rd, (610) 826-7118 •The West End Saloon 1121 Mauch Chunk Rd. (610) 844-6374 • Hours: TuesdaySunday 4:00 p.m. ‘till close Family friendly establishment, Good food, Good service, Good times! Entrees: $ • CC accepted, Alcohol served, Entertainment, HA

Schnecksville •China House 2 - 4515 Rte. 309, (610) 769-1888 •China Wok Restaurant - 5040 Rte 873, (610) 769-5300 •Sam’s Pizza & Pasta - 5041 Rte. 873 # 1, (610) 799-6500 •Schnecksville Diner - 4527 Rte. 309 (610) 799-2511 •Villa Rosa - 4804 Rte. 309, (610) 799-2411 •Jake’s Way Back Burgers - 4041 Rte. 309 (610) 760-3163

Slatington •Best Station Hotel - 4425 Best Station Rd, (610) 767-8208 •Country View - 6210 Route 873 (610) 760-1740 •China Inn - 619 Main Street, (484) 623-4949 •Donna's Cafe - 20 Main St Ste D, (610) 767-7500 •Di’Fiores Pizza - 5608 Rt. 873 Neffs, (610) 767-9116 •Lighthouse Grille - 8016 Pa Route 873, (610) 760-8500 •Mama’s Pizza - 55 Main Street, (610) 767-9441 •Old Post Inn - 3337 Old Post Rd Slatington, (610) 767-5612 •Rinker’s BBQ Pitt - 7933 Pa Route 873, (610) 767-0667 •Sal’s Pizza - 102 Main St, (610) 767-1007 •Susie’s Shady Nook - 7115 Pa Route 873 (610) 767-1301 Walnutport •A Ca Mia - 4430 Lehigh Drive (610) 760-3207 •Berlinsville Hotel – 4588 Lehigh Drive. (610) 767-6022 •D’Sopranos Pizza - 255 South Best Ave, (610) 760-2428 •Edgemont Acres Drive-In – 4315 Mountain View Drive, (610) 390-7731 •Heimer’s Brewhouse 4685 Lehigh Drive (610) 653-3842 • Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Drive thru gourmet espresso house; offering great coffee and great food. Breakfast & lunch items served. • Entrees: $ • CC accepted, HA •King Palace Chinese - 503 Old Main St, (610) 767-0151 •Mama’s Pizza – 4613 W Mountain View Dr. (610) 767-5547 •Pizza Como North - 4209 Lehigh Dr. Rte. 248 Cherryville, (610) 767-2500 •Valley Pizza - 506 Main St., (610) 767-9000 | April 4, 2013

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5th Annual Cut-A-Thon

Shear Impressions Salon, 1774 Main St. Northampton, is excited to announce their 5th Annual Cut a Thon to benefit the Make A Wish foundation on Sunday April 28 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The talented staff will be offering $15 haircuts, $10 manicures, $8 brow waxing, $1 a minute chair massage, $5 colored hair extensions, face painting and refreshments. A fantastic Chinese Auction will be displayed the week prior to event and tickets will be on sale for those unable to attend. One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the Make A Wish foundation! Stop by to grant the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses! For more info. or to make an appointment call (610) 261-4510. Danielsville, Lehigh Township, PA 610-767-2664

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Civil War author to Speak at Hist. Society

The Northampton Area Historical Society will have its spring meeting, which is open to the public on Thursday April 18. The speaker will be Msgr. James Mulligan, Author of The Haystack. Mulligan will speak about his book, a murder mystery based during the Civil War. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Social Hall of Queenship Mary Church in Northampton. The entrance to the social hall is off of Stewart Street. This program is free, but donations will be accepted. To learn more, contact (610) 262-4748.

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Cockatoo [Mix] Size: Medium • Age: Young • Sex: Male About Merlin: Merlin is a very happy bird and, while not super social, would be a good boy given the attention and time he requires. He seems to like women more than men and does screech a lot when there are a lot of people around. He likes to have a toy or rag to chew at all times. He can be aggressive towards other birds so a cage mate would not be a good idea but he does enjoy the company of other birds in the same room. He hasn't said any words but has made lots of interesting vocalizations. Merlin will need a nice large cage in his new home with lots of branches for perching. For birds you are required to have an Avian Vet and have bird experience. Please visit for an application.

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Daisy Troop Hosts Drive for Animal Shelter

Daisy Troop 8787 of Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville is collecting donations for Peaceable Kingdom animal shelter. There is a collection box in the Narthex of Hope Lutheran Church. Donations will be accepted until May 1, 2013. Some of the items requested are canned dog food, canned cat food, bleach and paper towels, rawhide dog chewies and dog treats. Also monetary donations can be made online through their website at | April 4, 2013

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2013 Community Calendar

EVERY THURSDAY Good Shepherd Church Slatington playgroup 10:30 am age 2-5. (1st & 3rd) FMI 610-7601687. Polka, Laurel Fire Co. 5 pm -7 pm (3rd & 4th Thurs.) FMI: 610-262-2077. Bingo, Emerald Fire Co. 6:30 pm. Bingo, Petersville R&G Club 7 pm. Line Dance, Vigilant Fire Hall 7 pm - 9:30 pm FMI 610-760-1917. Rotary Club, Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton, 6:15 pm FMI 484-951-2468. Al-Anon Family Group, St. John’s UCC, Palmerton, 7 pm – 8 pm FMI 484-221-1026. American Legion Aux. Slatington at Legion 7:30 pm (1st Thurs.) FMI 610-760-1098. ZUMBA, Bethany Wesleyan 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm FMI 610-767-1239. Yoga, Peters Elementary school 6 pm – 7 pm FMI 610-760-0300. PA German Friends meeting. 3rd Thursday. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown. FMI: 610-264-2979. EVERY FRIDAY Preschool Story Hour, Palmerton Library 10:30 am. Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 am – 11 am FMI 610-7600300. Bingo, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 7 pm. FMI: 610-217-4321. EVERY SATURDAY Yoga, Palmerton Library 9 am FMI 570-436-1762. Cancer Connections Group Meeting, Bethany Wesleyan Church (3rd Sat.) 10 am. Tail Waggin’ Tutors Therapy Dogs, Palmerton Library (Second Sat.) 11 am – 12 pm Must Register at Library. Bingo, Diamond Fire Co., Walnutport 6:30 pm FMI 610-767-8476.

EVERY SUNDAY Learning, Experience & Discipleship classes, Bethany Wesleyan 9 am & 10:30 am. Recreational Coed Volleyball (ages 15 & up), Bethany Wesleyan gym. 6:00 pm FMI 610-767-1239. Bingo, Citizens Fire Co., Slatedale, 1 pm. Bingo, SS Peter & Paul School, Lehighton, 12 pm. Bingo, 197 North 6th St., Lehighton. 6:30 pm.

EVERY MONDAY Book Club, Palmerton Library (Third Monday) 12 pm - 1:15 pm. Line Dancing, N’ton Gin Mill 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm FMI 610-2629010. Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Open 4 pm, bingo 6:30 pm. Bingo, Kunkletown Fire Co. 6:45 pm FMI 610-381-2674. Bingo, Northampton Community. Ctr. Doors 5:30 pm, bingo 7 pm. Bingo, Schnecksville Fire Co. 6:45 pm. Bingo, West Coplay Maennerchor 7 pm. Bingo, 63 A Greenbriar Bath. Greenbriar Village, Bath. 6 pm FMI 484-287-5217. Knitting Club, Palmerton Library (1st Monday) 6 pm - 8 pm. Knitting for Veterans, Bath Legion 6-9 pm. TOPS, Dinkey Church, Ashfield 5:30 pm FMI 610-852-2976. Competitive Coed Volleyball (ages 15 & up), Bethany Wesleyan gym 6:30 pm FMI 610-767-1239. Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 am -11 am FMI 610-760-0300. Zumba, Vigilant Fire Co. 6 pm -7 pm FMI; 610-760-0300.

Al-Anon Family Group/ Serenity Seekers, United Methodist Church, Aquashicola/Palmerton, 7 pm -8 pm FMI 484-477-9697. EVERY TUESDAY Bingo, Bowmanstown Fire Co. 6:30 pm. TOPS, Zion UCC, Lehighton. 4:30 pm FMI 610-657-1025. ZUMBA, Bethany Wesleyan 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm FMI 610-767-1239. EVERY WEDNESDAY Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Open 4 pm, bingo 6:30 pm. Bingo, Our Lady of Hungary, Northampton 7 pm. Preschool story hour, Slatington Library 11 am. Individualized Basic Computer Class, Northampton Library 6 pm - 8 pm FMI 610-760-0207. Alzheimer’s Support Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe. 6:30 pm (1st & 3rd ) FMI 610-392-2380. Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 7:00 pm - 8 pm. Zumba, Gold Vigilant Fire Co 10 am - 11 am. Line Dancing, 7-9:30 pm NEW! Absolute Beginner classes Vigilant Fire Hall. FMI: 610-760-1917. Homework Helpers, Palmerton Library 3pm - 4:30pm FMI 610826-4962.

Thursday, April 4 Open House – LCCC Main for prospective students. 6-8pm in the Community Services Center. FMI: 610-799-1575.

Friday, April 5 Fish dinner Diamond Fire Co. 4 to 7 pm. Take outs avail.. FMI: 610-767-8476.

Saturday, April 6 Oldies Dance. Schnecksville Fire Co. FMI/Tickets: 610-7676553. | April 4, 2013

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2013 Community Calendar

Spring Clean-up. 9am-12pm, Lehigh Gap Nature Center - Help with various chores around the gardens, Osprey House, and refuge. Longaberger Basket Bingo at Mahoning Valley Ambulance Corp., Lehighton. Blood Drive – Salem Bible Fellowship Church, Lehighton 9am-2pm Call 570-386-2578. Ham & Dandelion Dinner, St. Paul’s UCC. 3-7pm. FMI: 610767-5751.

Sunday, April 7 Quarter Midget Racing, Schnecksville Fair Grounds. 12:30pm. LT Historical Society Basket Social, 1-4 p.m., LT Volunteer Fire Co. FMI 610-767-5906. Basket Social sponsored by the Lehigh Township Historical Society 1-4pm at the Lehigh Twsp. Fire Co. FMI: 610-7675906.

Monday, April 8 Community Bank Week Blood Drive – Lehigh Township Fire Co 5-9pm. Call 610-5541227. Palmerton Area Historical Society, Palmerton Library, 7pm. FMI: 610-767-2711. LT Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., LT Historical Centre, Indian Trail Park, Pennsville. FMI 610-767-5989. St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, Northampton. 1pm. Claude Shappelle band.

Tuesday, April 9 Indianland Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., Doors 6 pm, Hope Lutheran Church. FMI 610-767-8420.

Thursday, April 11 Speaker Series Event at Lehigh Gap Nature Center. 7:30pm. Peter Kern, "New Jersey Zinc Company and Palmerton: A Unique Relationship.

Blood Drive – Susquehanna Bank, Walnutport. 2-5pm. Call 610-767-3825. Lehighton School District Spring Musical. Ebenezer UCC Closet, Rt. 143, New Tripoli, 6 to 8 pm. FREE clothes for the entire family. FMI: 610-298-8000.

Friday, April 12 Customer Appreciation Day at Neff’s National Bank. FMI: 610767-3875. Spring Basket Social, Hope Lutheran Church, 4pm. Blood Drive – Northern Lehigh High School 8am-1pm. Call 610-767-9832 X1243 Blood Drive – Bethany Wesleyan Church 8am-12pm. Call 610-767-1239. Lehighton School District Spring Musical. Adult Toy & booze Bingo – Roosevelt Demo Club, 7:30pm. FMI: 610-767-2664.

Saturday, April 13 Live music at the Roosevelt Demo Club – Social Call, 8 pm . FMI: 610-767-2664. Ebenezer UCC Closet, Rt. 143, New Tripoli, 10 a.m. to noon. FREE clothes for the entire family. FMI: 610-298-8000.

Sunday, April 14 Quarter Midget Racing, Schnecksville Fair Grounds. 12:30pm. Annual Photography Art Show at the Palmerton Area Library. 2-4pm. Annual Country Sunday at Lehigh Furnace Union Church, Slatington. 9:30am. Yokefellow Prison Ministry fundraising banquet at Bethany Wesleyan Church. 5pm. FMI: 610-767-1239.

Monday, April 15 Northern Lehigh Kindergarten registration, Peters Elementary. Call to register: 610-767-9827.

Slatington 150th Anniversary Meeting. Vigilant Fire Co., downstairs 7 p.m. FMI: 610-7679600.

Tuesday, April 16 Northern Lehigh Kindergarten registration, Peters Elementary. Call to register: 610-767-9827. Wellness Lecture – Alcohol Use & Abuse, Slatington Public Library 7pm. FMI: 610-767-6461. Blue Mt. Health System Women’s Cancer Support Group. 3:30-5pm. Gnaden Huetter Hospital, Lehighton. FMI: 610-824-6490. Family story and craft at Northampton Public Library 10am-6pm. LV Postcard Club Meeting 6:30pm Church of the Manger, Bethlehem. FMI: 610-868-5379.

Wednesday, April 17 Northern Lehigh Kindergarten registration, Peters Elementary. Call to register: 610-767-9827. Family story and craft at Northampton Public Library 10am. Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited program: Bob Signorelli “Fishing the Salmon River and NY” 6:30pm. Catty High School. FMI: 610-262-7598.

Thursday, April 18 Lehighton Crime Watch meeting at Jim Thorpe. Meet at Lehigh HS at 6:30pm. Author book talk: Msgr. James Mulligan: The Haystack. Queenship of Mary, Northampton. 7pm. FMI: 610262-4748.

Friday, April 19 Palmerton Food Pantry open 9:30 – 3:30 St. John’s Lutheran Church, Palmerton. FMI: 610826-4335. Land & Sea Dinner Bowmanstown Fire Co. 4-8 pm. FMI: 610-852-2722. AYCE Spaghetti Dinner and raffle, LT Fire Co. for SJN. 4-7pm.

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2013 Community Calendar Saturday, April 20 Earth Day Clean-up, Bath. Meet at Keystone Park at 9 am. Northern Lehigh Community Center Winery bus trip. FMI: 610-767-0300. Ham & Dandelion Dinner, Friedens UCC, Slatington. 4-7pm. FMI: 610-760-1170. Breakfast at Bethany Wesleyan sponsored by the Cancer Connection. FREE, please register: 610-767-1239.

Sunday, April 21 Quarter Midget Racing, Schnecksville Fair Grounds. 12:30pm. Music from Roger’s Garden – Roger Latzgo performance at

Palmerton Library, 2pm. Blood Drive – Bethany Wesleyan Church 8am-12pm Call 610-767-1239.

Monday, April 22 Earth Day Earth Day Clean-up, Lehighton. Meet at Beacon 443 at 8am. FMI: 484-767-0830. Blood Drive – First United Church of Christ, Palmerton. 11:30am-5:30pm. Call 610-8262097.

Thursday, April 25 The Lehighton Crime watch Special Guests at Jim Thorpe Crime Watch Meeting Thursday April 25, 7:00pm

Palmerton School District Drama Presentation, 7:00pm.

Friday, April 26 Palmerton School District Drama Presentation, 7:00pm.

Saturday, April 27 AYCE Spaghetti Sinner at Palmerton Rod & Gun Club, Boy Scout Troop 209. 4-7pm. FMI/tickets: 610-681-3876. Carbon County Home, Garden & Business Expo. 10am-8pm, Blue Mt. Ski Area. Clothing Swap for women. Free. 876 Williams Ave., Walnutport. 11am – 5pm. FMI: 610-760-1268. Palmerton School District Drama Presentation, 7:00pm.


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EstatE Planning for 2013: “What is this Portability stuff?” On January 1, 2013 Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 which was highly publicized in extending the current Income Tax rates (“Bush Tax Cuts”) for those individuals earning less than $400,000 ($450,000 for married couples filing jointly). A part of the law that was much less publicized was the provisions regarding the Federal Estate Tax Laws. Many people are not aware that the Federal Government has an Estate Tax or “death tax” because of the fact that it only affects people with millions in assets. What some people also fail to realize is that a million dollars is not that much money anymore, and with the way the Federal Reserve is printing money it is possible that a million dollars will not be much at all in the near future. The general rule for the Federal Estate Tax is currently that you do not get taxed on the first $5.25 million in assets that you transfer. Anything above the $5.25 million can be taxed at up to a 40% tax rate (meaning that you pay the government $40,000 for every $100,000 that passes on to your heirs!). People with large land holdings, a small business that becomes successful or land with possible mineral rights in the Marcellus Shale could easily become subject to this tax under the right conditions. So what is this Portability thing? In 2011 the IRS created rules that allow a person to “preserve” the unused amount of their spouse’s Federal Tax Exemption (thus making it “Portable”). Most husbands and wives have all ownership of accounts and property in joint names. This means that upon the first of them dying, there is no Estate Tax on any of the assets going to the survivor and the whole $5.25 million of that person’s Federal Tax Exemption is left unused. If the surviving spouse still has a large amount of assets, runs a business that becomes successful, inherits a large amount from family, and dies with an estate above the $5.25 million amount then they could be paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in Estate Tax that could otherwise be going to heirs. How does Portability work? In order to use portability, the surviving spouse must file a Federal Estate Tax Return within 9 months of the death of his/her spouse. Since most people do not know the rule, and instead do nothing, the option for Portability is often wasted. Although most people will never have the good fortune of owning enough property/assets to be over the $5.25 million exemption, the large amount of tax that could be due if that does occur means any person losing a spouse should consider meeting with an Attorney who works with Estate Planning to determine if Portability is for them. The alternative could be a lot of tax being paid to the Federal Government instead of being paid to children, family, and loved ones. This article was authored by Keith W. Strohl, an associate Attorney of the Steckel & Stopp Law Firm with offices at Main Street and Walnut Street, Slatington; Schnecksville and Northampton which has been serving the needs of the Lehigh Valley areas for over sixty-five years. | April 4, 2013

Off The Shelf Summer Reading Club at NAPL

The Northampton Area Public Library is pleased to announce the return of the summer reading program 2013. The theme will be “Dig Into Reading”. This reading club is for children age 2 through fifth grade completed in 2013. Children can register and begin reading for the club during Family Fun Day Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m. The club continues until August 10. Join to read and earn prizes each week! Additional programs presented this summer will include Toddler Story time, Creative Preschoolers, Family Story time, Kindergarten Countdown, Storycraft, Readers’ Theater, and Art & Books. These programs will begin June 27 and continue through August 8. Registration for all programs begins on Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m. during Family Fun Day. Registrations will continue until the sessions are filled. Sessions are filled on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions about the programs please call the library at 610-262-7537. | April 4, 2013

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Palmerton Blood Drive Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct its bimonthly community blood drive on Monday, April 22nd at the First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Boro Hall. Registration hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Kyle, Erica, and Jonah Ahner sponsored this visit. The area has many faithful donors who appear for nearly every blood drive, but new and additional donors are always needed. Minimum requirements are: 17 years of age (no maximum age) , weight 10 pounds, no tattoos or body piercing within the last 12 months, general good health. You will receive a free mini-physical: temperature,

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Safe Drug Disposal

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of prescription medications. On April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lehigh Township Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The public is invited to bring medications for disposal to the Lehigh Township

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We all know breakfast is important, but there’s more to it than just helping our brains to function: Our bodies repair and renew our depleted muscles, joints and other body parts while we sleep. This renewing process needs fuel to regenerate lean muscle mass and the body tissues. The repairing process will burn calories. THIS is why eating in the morning is important! Many stress the importance of breakfast for fuel/energy.Yes, that is important too, but eating upon awakening, or soon after, will ultimately aid in the fat burning process too!

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NCC to Hold Poetry Day

Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold its annual Len Roberts Poetry Day reading on Thursday, April 11, 11:00 - noon, on its Main Campus, Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township, and on Thursday, April 11, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at its Monroe Campus, Community Room, 3 Old Mill Road, Tannersville. The poet, Jimmy Santiago Baca, learned to read and write in prison, transforming himself into an internationally acclaimed author, activist, motivator, teacher, and "poet of the people." Admission is free and open to the public. The poetry day honors the memory of the late Len Roberts, poet and NCC professor. For more information call 610-861-5300.

Lehigh Township Historical Society

Preparations are being made for the upcoming Basket Social which will be held on Sunday, April 7, at the LT Fire Company in Cherryville from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Everyone is invited to come out and have some fellowship with friends and neighbors. You

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are also welcome to help or support the society in its efforts to raise funds for the expansion project at the LT Historical Centre. For more information concerning the Basket Social or the expansion project, call Ken at 610767-5989.

Bach and Handel Chorale Easter Concert

The Bach and Handel Chorale, Festival Orchestra, and guest Soloists bring the music of Bach and Handel to listeners at the Easter Concert April 6, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the historic St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe, PA. Three of the guest soloists have sung with the Chorale in previous concerts—Heidi Hayes, soprano; Jennifer Brown-Laubach, alto; and Richard Johnson, bass-baritone. Joining the Chorale as tenor is Jeffrey Manns. Tickets are available at Dimmick Memorial Library; by mail at the Bach and Handel Office at 810 Carbon Avenue, Jim Thorpe, 18229; or call the office at (570) 325-4794 or order online at http:// Janet Gassler - 73 on April 5th Eileen Sipos - 68 on April 5th

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Swimming Lessons

The Northern Lehigh Community Center is proud to once again offer swimming lessons at the Northern Lehigh Swimming Pool. Lessons will be held for four weeks during July, from July 8 – August 2. Levels and prices vary depending on your child’s need. Registration forms and more information can be found online at or by calling 610-760-0300. In person registration can be done on June 12 from 6-8 p.m. and June 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lessons are taught by CPR and First Aid certified assistants using American Red Cross curriculum. From 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. refreshments will be sold at the morning “CAFÉ” and arts and crafts will be offered at the Victory Park pavilion for siblings who are waiting for family members in lessons. In addition, water aerobics will be held on Tuesdays beginning June 18 from 6-7 p.m. Please contact the Community Center for more information about any of these programs.

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Senior Citizens Corner Following are the menu selections for the Area Senior Citizen Centers. Please make your meal reservation at the appropriate center. Slatington Sr. Center (610) 767-1250, Cherryville Sr. Center (610) 767-2977, Mid-County Sr. Center 610-837-1931, Northampton Sr. Center 610-262-4977, Palmerton Sr. Center 610-826-4505. Also note that menu items may change without prior notice.

Lehigh County Hot Meals

Reservations: (610) 767-1250 between 9:30 and 11:00 am Not Yet Reported, call the center for meal options.

Slatington Senior Center

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

Northampton County Area on Aging Hot Menu

4/4 – Chicken Noodle Bake; Sliced Carrots; Wheat Roll w/Marg; Pineapple Tidbits 4/5 – Chicken Corn Chowder; Italian Hoagie; Potato Chips; Pasta Salad; Tropical Fruit 4/8 – Homemade Chicken Croquettes w/Gravy; Mashed Potatoes; Garden Blend Vegetables; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Rice Pudding 4/9 – Spinach Cheese Soup; Fried Haddock Sandwich w/Lett/Tom/Tartar Sauce; Cole Slaw; Chilled Peaches 4/10 – Egg Drop Soup; Sweet’N’Sour Pork; White Rice; Asian Mixed Vegetables; Wheat Bread w/ Marg.; Citrus Breeze 4/11 – Baked Lasagne; French Cut Green Beans; Italian Bread w/Marg.; Applesauce 4/12 – Beef Stew; Biscuit; Green Peas; Tossed Salad w/1000 Island Dressing; Pound Cake 4/15 – Calve’s Liver/Onion Gravy; Mashed Red Potatoes; Brussels Sprouts; Wheat Bread w/ Marg.; Tapioca Pudding 4/16 – Closed 4/17 – Chicken a la King over Puff Pastry; Wax Beans; Wheat Roll w/Marg; 1-Pkg. Graham Crackers; Fresh Fruit Cup

Northampton Senior Center

Director: Krista Ambrosino For Reservations Please Call: 610-262-4977

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Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-1:30 4/4 – Cards/Puzzles; 9:30 Morning Stretch; Noon Lunch; “Walk Around Things Day!” 4/5 – Cards/Puzzles; 9:30-11:30 Needlecraft; 11:30 Lunch; Bingo After Lunch; “Go For Broke Day!” 4/8 – Cards/Puzzles; Coffee Break; Noon Lunch; “All is Ours Day!” 4/9 – Cards/Puzzles; 9:30 Morning Stretch; Noon Lunch; “Name Yourself Day!” 4/10 – Cards/Puzzles; 10:30 Kindergarten Visit; Noon Lunch; “Nat’l Sibling Day!” 4/11 – Cards/Puzzles; 9:30 Morning Stretch; 11:00 Lisa from Penn Forest Financial; Noon Lunch; 11:30 Bakery Corner 4/12 – Cards/Puzzles; 9:30-11:00 Needlecraft; 11:30 Lunch; Bingo after Lunch; “Big Wind Day!” 4/15 – Cards/Puzzles; Coffee Break; “Healthy Snacks Week!”; Noon Lunch; “Titanic Remembrance Day!” 4/16 – Center Closed; “Nat’l Stress Awareness Day!” 4/17 – Cards/Puzzles; Penny Bingo at 10:00; 11:00 Library Book Exchange; Noon Lunch; “Blah, Blah, Blah Day!”

Mid-County Senior Center

234 Walnut Street Bath Director: Susan Miller For Meal Reservations: Please Call 610-837-1931 Hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 4/4 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Stained Glass; 10:15 Sing-a-Long; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Penny Bingo 4/5 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games & Puzzles; 10:00 Council Meeting; 11:30 Lunch; 12:15 Pinochle/ Games 4/8 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Games; Monday Fun Day w/Joanne 4/9 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 9:45 Exercise; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Bingo; Birthdays 4/10 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles & Sewing for Gracedale; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Needlework/ Continued on Page 30

SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY There comes a time when caring for a loved one at home is no longer an option. A Senior Living Community is the perfect solution. The Village at Palmerton makes it more convenient than ever to secure quality care for those who mean so much to you. We provide personalized assistance, medication management, social activities, events and three delicious meals daily. We tailor our services to meet our resident’s individual needs in a setting that feels like home. Assistance when you need it, independence when you don’t.

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Senior Citizens Corner Continued from Page 29 Crafts/Ceramics 4/11 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Stained Glass; 10:15 Sing-a-Long; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Penny Bingo 4/12 - Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch; 12:15 Pinochle; 12:30 Games 4/15 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch 4/16 – Centers Closed 4/17 – 9:00 Games/Puzzles & Sewing for Gracedale; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Crafts/Ceramics; Shopping Trip

Palmerton Senior Center

Located at 501 Delaware Ave., Palmerton REMINDER: Carbon County Senior Games start May 7th.Games include bowling, bingo, swimming, pool, bean bag, horseshoes, minature golf, dancing, pinochle, bocci. Please stop in for an application. Monday – Pinochle, penny games, lunch Tuesday – Bingo, lunch Wednesday – Exercises, games, lunch Thursday – Pinochle, penny games, lunch Friday – Bingo, lunch April 10th – Pinochle Tournament – call for details 4/4 – Turkey salad sandwich, potato salad, 3 bean salad, orange 4/5 – Corn Chowder soup, BBQ riblet w/sandwich roll, coleslaw, grapes & apricots

4/8 – Breaded chicken sandwich w/sandwich roll, potato wedges, wax beans, fruited jello 4/9 – Potato cheese soup, ground sirloin patty, parsley potatoes, brocc/cauli mix, coconut cake 4/10 – Stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, mixed veg, butterscotch pudding 4/11 – Apple pork chop, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, peach crisp 4/12 – Chicken & sausage bake, steamed rice, spinach salad, orange 4/15 – Cream of Broccoli soup, hamburger w/roll, beet & cucumber salad, ice cream cup 4/16 – Roast turkey, filling, peas & pearl onions, cranberry sauce, choc chip cookie 4/17 – Honey Mustard Chicken, oven brown potatoes, chuckwagon corn, fruited yogurt 4/18 – Baked ham w/fruit sc; sweet potatoes, lima beans, strawberry shortcake 4/19 – Salisbury steak, buttered noodles, carrots, mixed fruit

Cherryville Senior Center

Director: Edith Knauss For Meal Reservations please call: 610-767-2977 by 9:30 am Hours 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 4/4 – 10:30 Quilting 4/5 – 12:30 Games 4/8 – 10:30 Gentle Exercise; “Sorry Charlie Day” 4/9 – 12:30 – Now You See It, Now You Don’t 4/10 – 12:30 Fruit Bingo 4/11 – 10:30 Quilting 4/12 – 12:30 Games 4/15 – 10:30 Gentle Exercise 4/16 – Center Closed 4/17 – 12:30 Penny Bingo | April 4, 2013

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trail tallied 282,796 user visits during the survey period. The total economic impact to the D&L Corridor from those visitors was an astounding $19,075,921, of which an estimated $16,358,201 was directly spent in local economies. In addition to the trail’s corridor-wide impact, the RTC study also segregates visitation and spending data into the trail's three regions. The complete survey can be accessed online at “It’s time to sit up and take notice,” said D&L President/Executive Director, Elissa Garofalo. “The D&L Trail added more than $19 million of direct economic impact to the region last year. The RTC Survey clearly makes the case for completing and sustaining this trail.” | April 4, 2013

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Pastors Justin Leininger and Kevin Fetterhoff

Houghton College in New York is proud to announce that Pastor Kevin Fetterhoff, Lead Pastor of Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville, has been given the Claude A. Ries “Pastor Of The Year” award. Also, Bethany’s Pastor of Student Ministries, Justin Leininger, has been awarded the first-ever “Youth Pastor Of The Year” by Houghton College. Both awards are high honors and both men deserve this recognition for their excellent service to the Lord and our communities! An Awards Ceremony was held on March 4 in the Houghton College Chapel. Congratulations from the Bethany Church Family!

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Church Directory

All Saints Episcopal Church Lehighton 610-377-2675 W – 10 am, SS 9 am Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church Slatington, 610-767-2214 W- Sat. 5 pm Sun. 8:30 & 10:30 am Ben Salem United Church of Christ Lehighton 570-386-3870 W-8:15/10:30 am SS (all ages) 9:15 am Bethany Bible Fellowship Church Whitehall, 610-434-8661 W-10:30 am & 6 pm SS 9 am Bethany Wesleyan Church Cherryville, 610-767-1239 (N) Sat. 5 pm – Encounter. Sun. 9 & 10:30 am - Worship Wed. 6:30 evening programs. Bethel U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-1898 W-10 am SS 9 am Blue Mountain Community Church Palmerton, 610-826-8402 W-9:15 am, Study Group 11:15 am

Covenant United Methodist Church Klecknersville 610-837-7517 HA W- 8 & 10:30 am SS 9:15 Ebenezer United Church of Christ New Tripoli, 610-298-8000 SS 9 am; W 10:15 am Egypt Community Church Egypt 610-262-4961 (HA) W-10:30 am SS 9 am Emmanuel UCC Bowmanstown W-9 am SS. 10:15 am Faith Independent Church of Christ Walnutport W-10 am SS 9 am

Faith Alive United Methodist Church Bowmanstown 610-852-2805 W-8:30 am & 10:45 am SS 9:45 am First UCC Palmerton W-9 am SS 10 am Friedens UCC Slatington, 610-767-7099 HA W- 9:30 am God’s Missionary Church Northampton 610-262-4412 W-10:30 am & 7 pm SS 9:30 am

Calvary Bible Fellowship Church Walnutport, 610-767-7447 W- 10 am

Good Shepherd UCC Slatington, 610-767-9680 (HA) W- 8:30 & 11 am SS 9:30 am

Chapman Quarries United Methodist Bath 610-837-0935 (HA) W- 11 am SS 10 am

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville, 610-262-9517 W-8 am & 10:45 SS 9:30

Christ’s Church at Lowhill UCC New Tripoli W-10:30 am, SS 9:15 am Christ U.C.C., Little Moore Danielsville, 610-837-6051 W-9 am SS 10:15 am Christ U.C.C. Walnutport, 610-767-1601 W-10 am, SS 9 am Concordia Lutheran Church Northampton 610-262-8500 W-9 am SS 10:15 am

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Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) Sun. 10 am – SS 10:30 am - Worship Grace United Church of Christ Northampton W- 10:30 am, SS 9:15 am Heidelberg Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-1526 Worship – 11 am SS – 9:45 am Heidelberg UCC Irvin & Church Rd. Heidelberg, 610-767-4740 (HA) Worship - 8:30 am SS-9:45 am

Heritage Baptist Church Orefield, 610-395-4970 (N) W- 10:45 am, SS 9:30 am Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-2668 (HA/N) W- 10:30 am, SS 9:15 am Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526 Worship - 8:30 am. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Palmerton (HA/N) W-8 & 10:45 am, SS 9:30 am Hope Lutheran Church Cherryville, 610-767-7203 (HA/N) Sun. Worship – 8 & 10:30 am. Church School – 9:15 am. Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-3365 W-10 am, SS 9 am Jerusalem Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-681-5200 W- 10:15 am, SS 9 am Jerusalem UCC Palmerton, 610-681-4412 W-9 am & 10:30 am Kingdom Life Family Center Orefield (N) W- 10 am Living Hope Lighthouse Palmerton, 610-826-2201 W- 10 am Living Stone Fellowship New Tripoli, 610-298-3020 W - 10 am Northampton Assembly of God Cherryville Rd. 610-262-5645 W- 10:15 am & 6 pm SS 9:30 Parryville United Methodist Church 610-377-5538 W- 10:30 am SS 9:30 am Sacred Heart Church Palmerton (HA) Sat. 5pm, Sun. 8:30 & 11 am Salem United Methodist Church Danielsville (N) W- 9:30 am, SS 11 am

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Church Directory Salem United Methodist Church Aquashicola 610-826-2577 W – 11 am, SS 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday Fellow 10:30 am Salem United Methodist Church Slatedale, 610-767-5632 W - 9 am, Prayer & Song 8:45 am Shepherd’s Chapel Regional online fellowship St. John’s Episcopal Palmerton W- 8 and 10:30 am Slatington Baptist Church Slatington, 610-767-6276 W- 10:45 am, SS 9:30 am St. John’s Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-6361 W- 8:00 & 10:15 am, SS 9 am (N) St. John’s U.C.C. Palmerton (HA) W- 10 am, SS 9 am St. John’s UCC Rising Sun Rd. Laury's Station (HA) W- 10:15 am SS 9 am St. John’s UCC Slatington 610-767-5554 (HA/N) W- 9 am SS 10:30 am St. John’s UCC of Howertown Northampton, 610-262-8666 (HA/N) W- 8 & 10:15 am, SS 9 am St. Matthew's ELC Lehighton, 610-377-2972 W- 9 am, SS 10:30 am St. Nicholas R.C. Berlinsville, 610-767-3107 W- (M-F) 8:30 am, Sat 4:30 pm, Sun 8, 9:30 & 11 am St. Paul’s UCC of Indianland Cherryville, 610-767-5751 (HA/N) W-10:30 am SS 9 am

St. Paul’s UCC Northampton, 610-261-2910 W- 10:15 SS 9 am

Walnutport 7th-Day Adventist 610-767-8939 W- 9:45 am, SS 11:00 am

St. Peter’s Church of Emerald Emerald 610-767-6233 W-10:15 am, Com. 1st Sun. SS 9 am

Whitehall Mennonite Church Egypt, 610-262-1270 (N) W-10 am, SS 9 am

St. Peter’s UCC Northampton (HA) W-10:15 am, SS 9 am

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

St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Palmerton Divine Liturgy 9:00 am The Church of God Palmerton 610-826-4972 W-10:15 am Trinity EC Church Berlinsville 610-767-1167 W 9 am, SS 10 am Trinity EC Church Slatington 610-760-2090 W-10 am, Bible Study Wed 6:30 Trinity Lutheran Church Lehighton. 610-377-4303 W–Sun. 9am (N) SS – 10:15 am Trinity UCC Coplay. 610-262-8933 (HA, N) W – 9:30am, SS – 11am. W – Thurs. 7pm. Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 (N) W 8 & 10:45 am, SS 9:15 am United Presbyterian Church of Slatington Slatington, 610-767-8113 (HA) W-10:30, SS –9:30 Union United Church of Christ Neffs, 610-767-6961 (HA/N) W- 8 & 10:30 am, Children 10:30 Valleyview Baptist Church Northampton 610-837-5894 (HA & N) W – 10:45 am & 6 pm SS – 9:30 am

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Zion UCC Lehighton, 610-377-1191 W 8:15 am, SS 9 am Zion’s Stone UCC Northampton, 610-262-1133 W 10:15am, SS 9am. Zion Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-837-8469 W-10:30 am, SS 9:30 am Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) SS - 9 am, W 10:30 am


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

KEY: W – Worship, SS – Sunday School, N – Nursery, HA – Handicapped Accessible | April 4, 2013

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Spread the Good Word Gaming Has Come to Palmerton

Living Hope Lighthouse, located at 705 3rd St. in Palmerton, has begun a new program called the Gaming Grotto. On the first Friday of every month, the church opens its doors to all gamers in the community. In fact, you don’t even have to be a gamer to come and have fun. The Gaming Grotto is committed to providing a fun and safe experience for people of all ages. Throughout the entire church basement, games of all kinds are played by children, teens, young adults, and the young at heart. They have video game systems from Atari to Xbox 360/Kinect and virtually everything in between and don’t be surprised if there is some sort of gaming tournament taking place as well. Parents, have no fear. All games are appropriate for children. In addition, they have board and card games to accommodate a variety of gaming preferences. The next Gaming Grotto is Friday, May 3rd beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments are available. All are invited and those at the Gaming Grotto are looking forward to getting to know new people.

Spring BaSket Social Sunday April 28 • Noon-4 PM Emmanuel UCC 509 Hamilton St., Bowmanstown Themed baskets, raffle, door prizes, baked goods. Kitchen will be open.

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Ham and Dandelion Dinner 4-7pm Saturday April 20, 2013 Friedens United Church of Christ 7227 PA Route 873, Slatington Adults: $9.00 Children 5-12: $4.00 Under 5: Free Take outs available call Karlene at 610 - 760 - 1170 | Church office 610 - 767 - 7099

Country Sunday Planned

Lehigh Furnace Union Sunday School will have its Annual Country Sunday with the Haas Family on Sunday April 14 at the 9:30 a.m. service. The Sunday School is located one mile west of Slatedale at 4476 Main St. Slatington. Everyone is welcome.

Ham And Dandelion Dinner

You are invited to a Ham and Dandelion Dinner on Saturday, April 30, 2013 from 4-7p.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ, 7227 PA Route 873, Slatington where “visitors become friends.” Come and enjoy ham, dandelion with hot bacon dressing, whole cooked potatoes, apple butter and cottage cheese, dessert and coffee/tea for only $9.00 for adults, $4 for youths 5-12, youths under 5 years of age are free. Take outs will be available. Presale tickets not required; walk-ins welcome. Call Karlene at 610-760-1170 or Church office 610-767-7099.

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Northampton Assembly of God

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

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Before Before Jesus Jesus Christ Christ instructed instructed His His church church to to go go into into the the world world and and to to preach preach the gospel to every person, He prayed to His Father that the church would be the gospel to every person, He prayed to His Father that the church be kept from the world’s evil, “the world hath hated them, because theywould are not keptthefrom the world’s “thenotworld hathworld. hatedI them, because theyshouldest are not of world, even asevil, I am of the pray not that thou take out of the as world, shouldest keep fromshouldest the evil” of thethem world, even I ambutnotthat of thou the world. I pray notthem that thou (John 17:14-15). Although warns against being pouredfrom into the the evil” mold take them out of the world,scripture but that thou shouldest keep them of this world, "Be not conformed to this world" (Romans 12:2), the contem(John 17:14-15). Although scripture warns against being poured into the mold porary church has done just that. of In thishisworld, not conformed to this world" (Romans 12:2), contembook,"Be “Ashamed of the Gospel,” John MacArthur notes,the “Christians historically have porary church hasunderstood done just that that.their calling is to be in the world but not of theInworld.” He“Ashamed quotes OsofGuinness whoJohn wrote,MacArthur "the worldnotes, has become so his book, the Gospel,” “Christians powerful, pervasive, and appealing that the traditional stance of cognitive historically have understood that their calling is to be in the world but not of defiance has become rare and almost unthinkable." MacArthur writes, “At the world.” quotes Os Guinness who wrote, "the world has become so some point,He evangelicals decided to make friends with the powerful, pervasive, and appealing thatage, the traditional stancetheir of cognitive world…Wanting to appeal to a modern they have framed message as a friendly, andand relevant rather MacArthur than as a confrontadefiance has agreeable, become rare almostdialogue, unthinkable." writes, “At tion with the gospel of Christ. Many evangelical churches have wholly some point, evangelicals decided to make friends with the abandoned strong preaching about hell, sin, and the wrath of God.” world…Wanting appeal a modern they have Today’s churchtolacks thetostalwart faithage, of Moses who,framed taughttheir as amessage child by as aHebrew friendly,mother agreeable, andGod, relevant ratherthe thanworld’s as a confrontahis of a holy as adialogue, youth rejected temporary treasures and pleasures. "By faith Moses, when he was come to years, tion with the gospel of Christ. Many evangelical churches have wholly refused to be calledpreaching the son ofabout Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to abandoned strong hell, sin, and the wrath of God.” suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin church lacks the11:24-25). stalwart faith Moses who,Histaught astoa live childand by forToday’s a season” (Hebrews May of God awaken church his Hebrew mother of "The a holygrace God,ofasGod…hath a youth rejected the world’s temporary choose as did Moses. appeared…Teaching us that, denying lusts, we should livecome soberly, righttreasures ungodliness and pleasures.and"Byworldly faith Moses, when he was to years, eously, and godly, inthe this present world" daughter; (Titus 2:11-12). Hear this mesrefused to be called son of Pharaoh's Choosing rather to sage at:

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at the door 4/11 beginning at 1:30pm. Cash, credit accepted. (4/4) SAVE THE DATE: April 21 from 10am - 4pm. Let Them Eat Cake, cake tasting at Vigilant Fire Co Slatington. Benefits Deanne Remaley Newhard and The American Cancer Society. FMI/TICKETS: 610-573-8044. (4/4) Sunday School Cinema - A wonderfully funny comedy, for the whole family! Sunday, April 28th - 2:00pm ROXY Theatre, Northampton PA $25 GA / $35 Premium Seating or call 719-210-9089 to purchase tickets *Proceeds go to support the students of St. John Neumann Regional School (4/21) VENDOR/CRAFT FAIR Sun April 14, 9am-2pm TriBoro Sportsmen 21st/Canal St, Northampton (by CVS) Kitchen Open, Door Prizes, 50/50, VENDORS/CRAFTERS WANTED 610-730-9009, FREE bag of seed in Observance of Earth Day! (4/4) Ham and Dandelion Dinner St. Paul's UCC Indianland is having a Ham and Dandelion Dinner April 6th, 2013 3pm7pm. $9/adult. Call 610-7675751 for tickets. (4/4)

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3 Tall Display Cabinets – Black Lacquer w/ Gold Trim. 2 cabinets measure (75” H x 28” W x 17 1/2” D) 1 cabinet measures (75”H x 20 1/2”W x 17 1/2”D). All 3 have a backlit top enclosure w/ 2 Glass Doors, Large Open Middle Area, adjustable shelf, and enclosed bottom w/ 2 solid doors. All are in EXCELLENT condition. Asking $475 for all 3 O.B.O. Call Ron @ 610390-2926 (4/4) Brand New Wedding Dress. Alfred Angelo style 1678 size 20. White with crystal accents. Sash color is blue. Has not been altered or worn - With tags. Priced: $749, asking $450 OBO. Call 610-401-3057, for photos email: americanbutterfly83@ (TN) Heisler's Battery Outlet: We carry all kinds of batteries including electronic and toys. New and factory blems. All standard auto batteries $49.95. Chainsaws and mower blades sharpened, new chains by the foot. 3248 Love Road, Northampton. Call for pricing 610-262-8703 (12/19) Pellet Stove – 1500 BTU Fireplace Insert, Cast Iron, 28” W x 24”H x 19” D. $350 OBO. Keyboard w/ Stand - $350 OBO. All in good condition. Call 610799-4390 (4/4)

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Town & Country Gazette is always collecting pet food, treats, leashes and collars, training pads, crates/kennels, towels, blankets, detergents, etc. for local animal shelters. We deliver to Peaceable Kingdom, Pets In Need, SunRays Pittbull Rescue, Forgotten Felines & Fidos, and other local shelters. Drop off Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 5 pm. FMI: 610-767-9600. (1/3)

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Freddy Predications By: Alice Wanamaker

Musical season in the Lehigh Valley officially kicked off in March, and it did so in grand fashion. I enjoyed two shows, first the outstanding performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” at Northern Lehigh followed by Northwestern Lehigh’s performance of “West Side Story.” Both shows ended with a standing ovation for the young and talented actors. And both are deserving of Freddy awards if you ask me. With four more shows on my agenda for April I am going to make two early predictions based on the performances from the Northern Tier. Sydney Martin has graced the stage at Northern Lehigh

her entire high school career and her performance as Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors” was by far her best. Her pitch was perfect through every emotional turn in the storyline. I predict that Miss Martin will be honored in the “Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role” category for the 2013 season. She certainly has in my eyes! It is quite possible that Northern Lehigh will also see a nomination, if not an award, in “Outstanding Use of Scenery” for the entire set design including the different Audrey II’s. “Outstanding Chorus,” “Outstanding Production Number,” “Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance,” “Outstanding Choreography,” these are the categories in which Northwestern Lehigh could and very well likely see nods and awards for in May. The show stopping (literally) performance had the audience on their feet as the boys of Northwestern Lehigh saluted Officer Krupke with a song and dance on Saturday night. The rest of the show was equally awesome and well rehearsed. The Freddy award nominations will be announced on May 9th exclusively on WFMZ69.

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Extra Point by Tyler Trumbauer

Colonial League to Expand

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dissenting thought was that Lehighton was too far geographically for schools in the south division of the league such as Southern Lehigh and Saucon Valley. In response to the recent invitation to join the CL, Lehighton Athletic Director Kyle Spotts issued a statement on the matter: “In light of this opportunity, we would be remised in our responsibility if we did not present this invitation to our Athletic Committee and appropriate district representatives. Lehighton Area School District will weigh the financial aspects as well as positive/ negative impact on our student-athletes and our long-term commitment to a league.” One factor that could alter their decision is that the Indians have already agreed to join the Schuylkill League/Anthracite Football league beginning with the 2014-15 school year. Spotts said that they currently plan on “honoring their commitment” to the Schuylkill League. Pleasant Valley is a school that has been rumored to be on the Colonial League’s radar recently, but no official offer had been tendered until now. The district’s superintendent, Dr. Douglas Arnold, told me in a phone interview last week what the Panthers’ will be looking at in their decision

making process. “You always look at where the schools are located as far as travel. What the sizes of the schools are and what are some of the intangibles might be as far as moving to that league. We will also talk to some Colonial League people to get their take on it.” Lehighton and Pleasant Valley both have until April 9th to respond to the invitation. Geist, who is also the Athletic Director at Northern Lehigh, shared with me the league’s plan based upon the responses to the CL invitations. “If one says yes and the other says no, there is a third school we might approach. If the two bigger schools say no, we’ll meet again and discuss our options. If the two schools say yes they will join the league starting in the 2014-15 school year.” Geist also mentions that this addition could also usher in different levels of competition in certain sports and possibly even adding new sports to a school. As the Colonial League creeps up on their 40th anniversary they are trying to adapt to today’s athletic world. Schools within the league are everchanging and the addition of these schools would bring in fresh competition to the closely-knit conference.

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NL Student Semifinalist in National Geography Bee Michael Martineau, a 6th grade student at Northern Lehigh has qualified for the semifinals of the National Geographics Society Geography Bee. The 25th anniversary of the Bee will be held at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center in Gettysburg on Friday April 5. Martineau is one of 100 students from around the country who will participate at this level. Each state winner will receive $100, “The Complete National Geographic” on DVD and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national finals May 20-22 and the chance to be crowned the 25th National Geographic Bee champion. First prize in the national competition is a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second- and third-place finishers receive $15,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively. Additionally, the national winner will travel (with one parent or guardian), all expenses paid, to the Galápagos Islands to experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the wildlife and landscapes of the islands on an expedition aboard the National Geographic Endeavour. Travel for the Galápagos voyage is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. The top 10 national finalists for 2013 along with

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SLATINGTON 150th ANNIVERSARY NEWS So you say you remember the 125th Anniversary celebration that took place in the summer of 1989 and you want to be a part of the next big celebration? Well this is your chance! Meetings are being held the first and third Monday of every month at the Vigilant Fire Co. for those interested in participating in and planning the Slatington Sesquicentennial Celebration that will occur in August of 2014. Officers have been elected; CoChairs Christie Haydt and Ed Bechtel are excited to take the reigns of this momentous organization and lead a celebration that will live in residents memories for years to come. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday April 15th at the Vigilant at 7 p.m. Be sure to come out and learn about the anniversary, join a committee and get your group, family or block involved in the celebration. The Anniversary Committee continues to seek entrants for the logo design contest. The contest aims to find the best locally designed logo to represent the town and this milestone anniversary. Everyone is invited to enter the logo design contest. The logo will be prominently featured during all anniversary celebration events, on all marketing and publicity materials including merchandising, website and social media, printed materials, as well as incorporated into keepsake items.

The logo design competition is open to anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in or around the Borough of Slatington. If you love Slatington, you are also invited to join the fun and submit an entry. All entries are due no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday April 24th. All submissions will be reviewed and judged by a panel of interested parties. The winner will be announced in early May and will be recognized and awarded prizes. Entrants are asked to consider the rich history of Slatington as well as the architecture, monuments, landscape, that make up the borough you call home. Submissions can be emailed to the Anniversary Committee at or dropped off to Alice Wanamaker at the Blue Mt. Town & Country Gazette office, 4685 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport (Berlinsville) PA. Please be sure to include the following information with your entry: Name, address, phone number, email address and a brief narrative explaining your design choices. The goal of the competition is to give local artists of all levels the opportunity to create a logo that will be incorporated into the anniversary celebration, as well as help kick-off the celebrations. | April 4, 2013

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Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering noncredit courses where local restaurant chefs give students cooking tips and share their recipes as students learn how to cook more effectively. Classes will be held at the following local restaurants. Jim Thorpe’s Moya - April 18 from 10 a.m. – noon Easton’s Two Rivers Brewing Company April 23 from 2-4 p.m. Easton’s Valenca - May 18 from 10 a.m. – noon Germansville’s Curious Goods at the Bake Oven Inn - June 22 from noon – 2 p.m. There is a $20 fee for each restaurant attended. No transfers or refunds will be honored one week prior to the class. To register or for more information, please call 610-799-1197, visit or email We specialize in the following:

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Touch of Dutch 14 Abril, 1955 Die Oschdere sin nau verbei. Wiffel Kinner waare hallich un froh? Mol schur net die Kinner, wo so viel Kandi ghatt hen, as sie es net neegscht all esse hen kenne. Selli Kinner waare net froh iwwer die Oschdere. Die kinner was yuscht so viel Kandi ghatt hen, as sie es Maul gschleckt hen fer noch meh, waare die Kinner, was es menscht gschpass ghatt hen. Es Friehyaahr iss widder do. Nimmand hot die Friehyaahres Gedanke besser zammergeduh, as wie der Solly Holsbock, wo gschriwwe hot: Wann es Frieyaahr widder kummt, Un die Loft iss siess un gsunt, Sehnscht der Yakob un die Betz, Draus rumschaere, wie der Gretz, Mit em Reche in der Hand, Uff em alde Zwiwwele Land. Ich dank es sin net viel Leit, as sell net in’s Blut griege fer im Grund rumgratze mit me Reche, wann es Friehyaahr kummt. Es alt Watt die letscht Woch waar „Gebiebst.“ Wann mer saagt, „Er hot net gebiebst devun,“ dann meent’s, as er es „Secret“ ghalde hot. Was hen die Leit geyuust fer Oschder Oier

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ferewe, eb sie die Fareb im Schtor kaufe hen kenne? Zwiwwle Schaale, Allehecke Blumme (Alder), wo waaxe im Schwum, wo es nass iss, un Grapp (Madder), wo aa waaxt im Gaarde adder an der Fens. Grapp hot rot gemacht, un Allehecke, gehl. Unser Voreldre hen sich net gebodde gewwe, wann sie aa net in der Schtor schpringe hen kenne fer alles. -Florence Baver April 14, 1955 Easter time is now past. How many children were happy and glad? For sure, not the children who got so much candy that they could hardly eat it all. Those children were not joyous over the Easter time. The children, who got just enough that they licked their lips for more, were the ones that had the best time. [Isn’t that the old Pennsylvania Dutch philosophy here: Don’t spoil the children?] Spring is here again. No one put the thoughts of springtime together better than Solly Hulsbuck [Harvey M. Miller, 1871-1939], who wrote: When spring comes again, And the air is sweet and healthy, You see Jacob and Betsy, Out scratching around like they have

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Lccc Fulbright Scholar Presents Lecture on Politics and Religion Dr. Maged Botros, Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), will deliver a lecture entitled "Politics and Religion: Case Study of the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt," on Wednesday, April 17, in the Community Services Center Ballroom of LCCC's main campus in Schnecksville. The event is free and open to the public. It begins with a reception at 3:30 p.m. and the presentation starting at 4 p.m. Dr. Botros, who earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cairo in 1997, is a distinguished political science professor with affiliations at several prestigious institutions in the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi. He has served as chair of the Political Science Department of Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt, for more than a decade, and is a research associate at the University of Manchester, in the United Kingdom. An avid scholar, Botros has published several books in Arabic and English, with 12 articles appearing in international, national and regional journals. His areas of scholarship include international relations, political science, public

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