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From The Editor’s Desk. There is one holiday tradition I adhere to every year. I wait until the absolute last minute to shop for gifts. I mean the kind of 11th hour shopping that I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that I can find an open store on Christmas Eve between eating at my grandmother’s house and church to grab a few gifts that I’ve been putting off getting. I’m aware that this is stupid and I’m generally not a procrastinator, but man, I hate shopping. Every year I tell myself that I’m not going to do it again and every year, without fail, I’m running around the week before Christmas buying presents. I start to get anxious just after Halloween, when many of my friends happily announce that they’re already done Christmas shopping. But, I tell myself “I have almost 2 months. What’s the rush?” This kind of rationalizing goes on for weeks until its time to panic. However, I promised myself that the tradition was coming to an end this year. It was time to step up, put my reservations about shopping in the middle of the night and perhaps being trampled for a 55” flat screen aside and

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head out on Black Friday. Ah, Black Friday, that yearly ode to consumerism I’ve managed to avoid for nearly all of my 27 years. I’ve spent many a Friday after Thanksgiving sitting on the couch, shaking my head in wonder at news reports of the rampaging crowds at malls, people getting in fights in front of their children over the latest video game or hot toy. “Forget that nonsense,” I’d say to myself as I watched the horde overtake big box stores at 4 in the morning in search of a deal. Not this year though, my girlfriend found a great deal on a TV in a flyer and it was time to swallow my pride and end my Black Friday elitism. I printed the required map to discounted products from the store’s website, was confounded to find my TV located in the produce aisle, and reluctantly went to the store in the latenight/early morning hours while still recovering from a turkey binge. I would have turned around and went home immediately upon entering the parking lot and realizing that the entire population of Lehighton had decided to lay siege to the store, but I was determined to get that TV. It took me a good 20 minutes to park my car and this was 2 hours before the good sales started. Once inside I could barely contain my loathing as people slammed their carts into the back of my knees and rudely shouldered and cursed their way through the crowd. I laughed as the young lady behind me screamed “Happy Thanksgiving!” at a woman who was using her loaded cart like a battering ram while yelling at people to move out of her way as we stood waiting to check out. Was it worth it? I have to admit, I like our new television quite a bit; even if I mainly use it to watch the Eagles lose. But, I think this will be my last (hopefully) Black Friday shopping excursions. I hold nothing against the people who come out in droves for a bargain, but it’s just not for me. I have certainly come out of the experience with a new appreciation for my procrastination shopping style.

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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve the library will hold a “Buck a Bag” sale in the basement book sale. There are over 2000 items for sale, including books, movies, puzzles, audios, and tons of kids’ books. Purchase a Gold Card for a friend or family member. For a fee of $100 per year the holder of the Gold Card is exempt from all late fines and fees, a great gift for the library lover in your family. Donate a book to the library in honor of a loved one as a Christmas gift. Don’t know what to get for that person who has everything? This is a great way to support the library and show your Christmas spirit.

Basketball Tournament The Rotary Club of Slatington will hold its annual Invitational Basketball Tournament on December 27 & 28. The high schools participating include; Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Palmerton and Northern Lehigh. Game 1 will begin at 6:30 pm, Game 2 will begin at 8 pm.

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Fourth Annual Baby Shower for Jesus The Altar and Rosary Society of Assumption BVM RC Church in Slatington had their fourth annual "Baby Shower for Jesus " on November 15 in the church hall. The women of the church purchased baby wipes, disposable diapers, and baby formula to be donated to the families of our local food bank in Emerald. This year’s donation is focused on helping local families. Wendy Abruzzi, President of the Alter & Rosary Society said, “ the first three showers [benefited the mothers of] Sacred Heart Hospital, This year we took a little different approach. We wanted the items donated to go to local mothers in need.” The Prayer Shawl Ministry also makes baby

blankets and hats that will be donated as needed. “These are tough times and we try to support our community both spiritually as well as physically,” Abruzzi said. The society, which has about sixty members, participates in many events including social and community events as well as those within the church. The ladies participate at The Gathering, Canal Festival, hold an annual parish breakfast, help with the Northern Lehigh Halloween parade and support the Northern Lehigh food bank any way they can. The group also has responsibilities at the church. Pictured at left are all the items that were brought to the Baby shower for Jesus and the women attending. l-r Josie Karpinski left front, Erna Lake, Maryjane Wagner, Elaine Meleski, Bessie Halik, Kathy Jones, Elsie Majerski, Rosemarie Valentini, Kathy Duckett, Wendy Abruzzi, Isa Bechtel, Krissy Steets, and Josie Serfass right front Missing is Ruth Porter, who took the picture.

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2011 Community Calendar EVERY THURSDAY Bingo, Emerald Fire Co. 6:45 pm Line Dance Vigilant Fire Hall, Slatington. 7 pm - 9:30 pm FMI 610-760-1917 Rotary Club, Slatington meets 6:15 pm at Wildlife Center pavilion FMI 484-951-2468. Bowmanstown VFC wing-night, 6-9 p.m. 610-852-2722, EXC. 3rd Thurs. Bingo Petersville R&G Club, Lehigh Twsp., 7 pm, FMI 610261-2210 Al-Anon Family Group, Anonymous Fellowship for friends & family of alcoholics. St. John’s UCC, Palmerton, 7– 8 pm 484477-9697 American Legion Aux. Slatington meets at Legion 1st Thurs. 7:30 pm FMI 610-760-1098 Yoga Peters Elem. 6-7 pm Good Shepherd Church Slatington playgroup 10:30 am age 2-5. FMI 610-760-1687. (1st & 3rd) ZUMBA @ Bethany Wesleyan 7 pm FMI 610-767-1239

EVERY FRIDAY Preschool Story Hour Palmerton Library 10:30 am Bingo - Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 7 p.m., FMI 610-2174321 Palmerton Food Pantry open 9:30 – 3:30, Third Friday of the month at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Palmerton. FMI: 610826-4335 Adult Stretch Vigilant Fire Co. 10-11 am

EVERY SATURDAY Yoga – Palmerton Library 9 am FMI: 570-436-1762

Bingo - Diamond Fire Co., Walnutport. 6:30 pm. 610-767-8476. Cancer Connections Group Meeting @ Bethany Wesleyan Church 10 a.m. (3rd Sat.) Healing Service @ Victory Christian Center, Kutztown. 6:30 p.m. FMI: 610-216-7252 Tail Waggin’Tutors Therapy Dogs Palmerton Library (Second Sat.) 11 – noon. Must Register @ Library.

EVERY SUNDAY Bingo - Citizens Fire Co., Slatedale, 1:00 p.m. Bingo - SS Peter & Paul School, Lehighton. Doors open at noon Bingo - 581 Roosevelt St., Whitehall. Doors 4:30, Bingo 6 pm. FMI: 610-262-7630 Recreational Volleyball - Co-Ed, 6 pm, ages 15 & up. Bethany Wesleyan. FMI 610-767-1239

EVERY MONDAY Knitting Club Palmerton Library (First Monday of Month) 6-8 pm Book Club Palmerton Library (Third Monday) 12-1:15 pm Line Dancing 6:45 – 8:30pm N’ton Gin Mill FMI 610-2629010. Bingo - Schnecksville Fire Co. 6 & 6:45. Bingo - Diamond Vol. Fire Co.. Doors 4, bingo 6:30 pm. 610767-8476 Bingo - Northampton Cmty. Ctr. Doors 5:30, bingo 7 pm. 610-261-1113 Bingo - Kunkletown Fire Co. 6:45 pm 610-381-2674 Zumba at Palmerton Sokol Club 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Competitive Volleyball - CoEd, @ 6:30 pm, ages 17 & up.

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EVERY TUESDAY Bingo - Bowmanstown Fire Co. 6:30 FMI 610-852-2722

EVERY WEDNESDAY Preschool story hour Slatington Library 11 a.m Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Doors 4 pm, bingo 6:30. 610-767-8476. Bingo – Our Lady of Hungary (Northampton) gym, 7 pm. Individualized Basic Computer Class, Northampton Area Public Library, 6-8 p.m. FMI 610760-0207. Lehighton's Class of 1961 Ladies meet at Legion Post in Slatington 12 pm (1st Wed.) Alzheimer’s Support Group at St. John’s Lutheran Church Jim Thorpe. 6:30 pm FMI 610-3922380. 2nd & 4th Wed. Zumba at Palmerton Sokol Club 7:00 – 8 p.m. Line Dance Vigilant Fire Hall. Beginners Welcome, 610-7601917 Men’s & Women’s Bible Studies, @ Bethany Wesleyan 6:30 p.m. FMI 610-767-1239

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2011 Community Calendar Thursday, December 1 National Pie Day Bread making class Walnutport SDA Church 6:30 pm FMI/Register: 610-767-0319 Blood Drive, Miller Keystone will be at Susquehanna Bank, Walnutport. 2-5 pm Register: 610-767-3852

Friday, December 2 AYCE Buffet Dinner, Country Garden at Lehigh Twsp. Fire Co. Rt. 248, Cherryville, 4-8 pm. 610-767-8600. Children’s Toy Bingo – Vigilant Fire Company No. 2 Slatington FMI (610) 767-3832 Slatington Tree Lighting & Mixer sponsored by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mixer, 7:00 Tree Lighting @ Allen O. Delk VFW, Main Street, Slatington **Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys For Tots campaign*

Saturday December 3 Play Group Breakfast With Santa at NL School District Sponsored by NLCC Children’s Toy Bingo – Vigilant Fire Co. 5 pm. FMI 610-767-3832 Holiday Craft Show @ Palmerton HS 9 am- 3 pm FMI: 610826-7824

Pancake & Sausage Bfast w/ Santa @ Friedens UCC 7:30 – 11 am. FMI: 610-767-6471 Christmas Bazaar at Danielsville Salem United Methodist Church 10 am - 3 pm Block Shoot Bowmanstown R&GC 12-5 pm FMI: 610-8524051 Nativity display Heidelberg Church, Slatington. 2-6 pm live nativity @ 2pm Book Signing “In the Presence of Evil” Author Dianne Gerber. Palmerton Library 11 am – 1 pm.

Sunday, December 4 2nd Sunday of Advent Klecknersville Rangers Vol. Fire Co. Flea Market 8 – 2. FMI 484860-0951. LT Historical Society Holiday Open House, 1-4 p.m., LT Historical Centre, Indian Trail Park, Pennsville Northern Lehigh Food Bank Fundraiser Bus Trip Pa Gift & craft show. FMI & tickets: 610760-9744 Nativity display Heidelberg Church, Slatington. 2-6 pm live nativity @ 2pm

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National Cotton Candy Day Zumba “Gold” – seniors encouraged at Vigiliant, Slatington 10 –11 a.m. St. Johns Friendly Fifties annual Christmas party at Hungarian Hall, Northampton. 12 pm.

Thursday, December 8 Santa arrives @ Bus Stop Market, Slatington 1 p.m. Chinese Auction now through Dec. 10th. Drawing 12/10 at 3pm Benefits Emerald Fire Co. Holiday Party, Lehighton Borough Auditorium 5-8 pm Presented by Blue Mt. Health System. FMI/tickets: 610-3777070

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2011 Community Calendar Flapjack breakfast fundraiser benefiting Lehigh Elementary. 8-10 am, Bethlehem Applebee’s.

Saturday, December 10 Christmas Concert, Music Ministry of Bethany under direction of Kathleen Dieter “Light Has Come”. 11 am & 6 pm. FREE – all are welcome Bethany Wesleyan Church. FMI: 610767-1239 Cookie Walk Salem UMC, Slatedale 9 am – 12 noon. Tree lighting & caroling at Kreidersville Covered Bridge. 4:30- 5:30 pm. FMI: www.kreidersvillecoveredbridge.org RD 12/11/11 Craft Show for a Cause, American Cancer Society. @ Gin Mill, Northampton 11 am- 4pm. Fea-

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Sunday, December 11 LT Historical Society Holiday Open House, 1-4 p.m., LT Historical Centre, Indian Trail Park, Pennsville

Monday, December 12 Slatington Council meeting, 7PM held at the Borough Building, 125 South Walnut, Slatington. Carbon County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party/ Mixer @ All Lit Up, Lehighton FMI: jfeder@ptd.net

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Bach & Handel Christmas Concert December 3, 2011 3 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 21 Race St., Jim Thorpe Tickets: $10 adults, children under 10 free

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LCCC Students Named Academic All-Americans

The following student-athletes at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) have received the Academic All-American Award from the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (EPCC): All Conference Honors Maggie Mauser, Catasuaqua, Women's Volleyball Issa Manuel Bassa, Whitehall, Men's Soccer Mike Englert, Palmerton H.S., Golf All State Honors Molly Davish, Quakertown, Women's Volleyball Maggie Mauser, Catasuaqua, Women's Volleyball Noah Drabinsky, Macungie, Men's Soccer Victor Vallejos, Allentown, Men's Soccer Mike Englert, Palmerton H.S., Golf Phil Rothermel, Lyon Station, Golf To receive this award, a student must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.5, completed 24 credits, and participated at least one season in intercollegiate athletics. For more information about LCCC or its Athletic Program, visit www.lccc.edu .

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LCCC Students Earn AAMA certs.

The following 2011 graduates of the Medical Assistant program at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) recently passed the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certification Exam: Ashley L. Costello of Schnecksville Tanya J. Lentz of Palmerton Jaime L. Summers of Palmerton

This issue’s WINNER of a free ice cream cake courtesy of the Ice Cream Lab is Josh George Happy Birthday Josh!


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Blood Drive December 16 Short of cash this holiday season? Give the gift of life - one blood donation can save up to three lives. Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct its bi-monthly blood drive on Friday, December 16th at the First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Boro Hall. Registration hours will be 11:30 am to 2 pm and 3 to 5:30 pm This visit is sponsored by Quinton and Dolly Snyder. (Sponsorship pays for the extra donor refreshments and church custodian's fee.) Previous donors can expect a phone call or e-mail reminder, asking them to make an appointment. Donors with appointments are given priority at Registration. Palmerton has many faithful donors who appear for almost every visit, but additional volunteers are always needed. This will be particularly true from now on to reach our goal, since the Trima machines, on which one donor can give 2 or 3 units of blood, will no longer be available. College students home for the holidays are especially encouraged to donate. Minimum requirements for new donors are: 17 years old, 110 pounds, general good health, no tattoos or body piercing within the last 12 months.

First-time donors to Miller should bring photo ID, such as a driver's license. Previous Miller donors should bring their Miller cards. If you have any doubt about your medical eligibility, call Miller, toll-free, during office hours at 1-800-223-6667. For directions or other information, or to make an appointment, call George Ashman at 610-826-2097.

Happy Birthday! Joan Coffin - 70 on Dec. 4th

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Miracle League Groundbreaking On Monday, December 12 the Miracle League of Northampton County will break ground at the site on which they plan to build a field that will enable children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. The groundbreaking ceremony will be preceded by a program beginning at 10:00 AM inside the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township. Speakers will include John Stoffa, Northampton County Executive; Dave Colver, Chairman of the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors; Richard Agretto, President of the Board of Directors for the Miracle League of Northampton County; and a local family whose children have enjoyed playing baseball in a Miracle League. Following this program guests will be invited to go outside the Chrin Center for a groundbreaking ceremony on the exact site where the field will be constructed. The following is some background information on the Miracle League of Northampton County. In October, 2010 the Miracle League of Northampton County was founded and became one of over 240 leagues across the nation whose sole purpose is to provide children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play “America’s

EOE Sub/Part-Time Vehicle Drivers/Vehicle Aids Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit “CLIU is a service agency committed to Helping Children Learn.” If you are interested in working with special needs students then Substitute or PT Vehicle Driver/ Aid position may be what you are seeking. As a substitute you have the option to pick and choose the days you work! As a PT employee working 20+ hrs/ wk you have the option of purchasing health insurance at 50% of cost, additional no cost benefits, 5 sick days, 3 personal days annually. CDL School Bus Endorsement is a PLUS for these positions but not necessary for employment however when employed, the CLIU pays for CDL preparation /license, and training and a CDL must be obtained within 1 yr. CDL bus driver $14.04/HR, CDL mini-bus driver $13.61/HR, Non CDL Van driver $12.82/HR, Vehicle Aid $9.35/HR. Option for summer employment is available.

If interested download an application online by visiting www.cliu.org Human Resources Department/Employment Opportunities or call 610-769-4111 ext 1203.

pastime” - baseball. The Miracle League national organization began in Conyers, Georgia in 1999 when a group of parents and other interested citizens organized to build the first barrier-free baseball field that enabled children who used wheelchairs or had other mobility impairments to play baseball. Unlike traditional baseball fields made of dirt and grass, Miracle League fields feature a rubberized, allweather playing surface. Since its founding a year ago, the Miracle League of Northampton County (MLNC) has come a long way. A Board of Directors was formed with local baseball star Brian Schneider, now a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, as its Honorary Chairman. Once it was approved as a non-profit organization, the MLNC began accepting donations as early as November of 2010. One of its first goals was to find a location for the Miracle League field. Last Continued on Page 23

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Miracle League Groundbreaking Continued from page 22 year, the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors approved the use of property at the Charles Chrin Community Center as the site for the new field. This is an ideal location, central to a league that will serve Northampton and Monroe Counties in Pennsylvania and Warren County, New Jersey. It is easily accessible via major highways in the area. And, Miracle League players will enjoy the thrill of playing baseball at a facility that is fully integrated within a community recreational complex. It is expected that hundreds of children and adults with disabilities from our area will join the new Miracle League. Each team will have 10-15 players, and will be named after a Major League Baseball team. Businesses, civic groups, or individuals will sponsor the teams. There will be numerous volunteer opportunities including coaching and “Angels in the Outfield” – volunteers who are assigned to each player as a buddy they can count on to help them with hitting or fielding during a game. In a Miracle League game, every player bats once each inning, and every player gets a hit and scores a run. The benefits for children and adults with disabilities are countless. They

include the joy of playing sports, an increased sense of self-esteem, and the passion of belonging to a team while nurturing lifelong friendships. Richard Agretto, President of the Board of Directors for the Miracle League of Northampton County sums it up with the thought that “every person, regardless of their ability should have the opportunity to participate in sports and to feel the sense of belonging, the sense of joy, and a sense of pride and respect.” He encourages everyone in our region to “join us in Building a Miracle.” For more information about the Miracle League of Northampton County, or this media event contact Chuck Frantz at 484-347-8331 or e-mail me at trophies@enter.net.

Happy Birthday! Josh George - 15 on Dec. 2nd Kevin Kresge, Jr. - 25 on Dec. 5th Landon A. Mitchell - 2 on Dec. 6th Gloria J. Newhard - 68 on Dec. 12th

LEHIGH TOWNSHIP LIONS OFFER FREE EYE EXAMS FOR LEHIGH TWP RESIDENTS The LEHIGH TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB is offering a FREE eye exam to residents of Lehigh Township, regardless of age, who are not covered by Eye Care Insurance. The eye exam will be performed by Walnutport Family Eye Care. To take advantage of this important and FREE opportunity, which ends Dec. 31,2011, please contact Wayne A. Benninger, Community Action Chairman for the Lehigh Township Lions Club, at 610-349-3596 or any other Lehigh Township Lions Club member.

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

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Lehigh Township Historical Society Holiday Open House Come to the LT Historical Centre for the Holiday Open House scheduled for December 4 and 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Browse through the decorated museum and do your Christmas shopping at the same time. The new DVD video celebrating the tenth anniversary of the historical society will be shown throughout the day. The video, with music, is packaged in an attractive case and contains 300 pictures, lasting 27 minutes; the cost is $20.00. The video is a source of historical information about the area and it would make a great gift for a special person. All proceeds will benefit the centre addition project. If you are interested in purchasing the video which includes landmarks, people, and events of the township and surrounding community, call 610-767-3634 or 610-767-5906 and order today. Videos will be available for purchase and orders may be picked up on the 4th or the 11th. Save the dates!

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How can I become involved in NOVA?

- As a result of economic factors and a decline of volunteers, many services such as NOVA operate with a combination of volunteers and paid employees. - NOVA has a team of highly dedicated volunteers and paid professionals working around the clock to serve your community. - NOVA is always accepting applications from those interested in joining our Team.

What is the NOVA Auxiliary? - Formed in 1974 NOVA’s Auxiliary is the pioneer of fundraising and provides financial support to NOVA so that NOVA can provide quality EMS services to the community. - Provides services including but not limited to bus trips, annual bazaar with baskets, pie sales, food services for receptions, family events, and parties held in the Northern Valley Social Hall. - The NOVA Auxiliary is voluntary and is always looking for new members. - Membership in the NOVA Auxiliary costs only $2.00/yr & is open to anyone who would like to spend time having fun while being a part of a dynamic group of men and women.

Contact us at (610) 262-1075 for an application or to learn more about how you can help!

Beside the new video, many items will be available for purchase such as maps, books, shirts, ornaments, scarves, and more. If you don't know what to get for that person who has everything, visit the centre, there are many unique items to choose from. This would be a great way to support the historical society. Just a reminder, it is also time to renew your membership in the historical society. Please send membership dues to P.O.Box 727, Cherryville, PA 18035. We welcome new members. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, December 14, at 7 p.m., in the rear of the historical centre. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 610-767- 5989.


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Local Author Has Lifelong Passion for the Arts Not everyone gets to follow his or her dreams. Reality has a way of putting the kibosh on many artists and writers achieving their goals, but that isn’t the case with Pat Delong. The local author and artist’s love of writing and drawing began when she was a student at North Catasauqua Elementary school and her passion continued through high school and while she attended Northampton Community College where she earned a degree in Commercial Art. “My dad took me to Northampton County Community College to see what courses would be like. We walked into the office and we were handed med tech courses. One look at the chemistry and physics and I knew it wasn’t for me. I said something about the art courses and the woman replied ‘Oh, you don’t want to do that! Those people are strange!’ I knew that I found my future,” Pat recalls. Pat lived in Lehigh Township for 23 year and now calls Palmerton home where she continues her lifelong love affair with the arts. “I have spent most of my life painting, doing everything from race horses, family pets and houses to the murals on Lorah’s Barn and artwork

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• Don’t pinch cords in windows or doorways or under heavy furniture. • Keep cords out of walkways and high-traffic areas. • If you get a live Christmas tree, check it for freshness. A fresh tree will stay green longer and is less of a fire hazard than a dry tree. • Heated rooms dry out even fresh trees quickly. Be sure to keep the stand filled with water. • For artificial trees, look for a “fire-resistant” label. • Put the tree at least three feet away from all heat sources, including fireplaces and space heaters. • Avoid using candles when possible. Consider using battery-operated candles in place of traditional candles. • When decorating outside, make sure all decorations and extension cords are marked for outdoor use. • Remember to turn off and unplug all decorations before leaving home or turning in for the night. • Learn more at http://holidaysafety.org or (703) 841-3229.


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Church Directory Agape New Testament Fellowship Schnecksville, 610-216-5611 (N) W - 10 am, Jr. Church 10:45,

Emmanuel UCC Bowmanstown Worship 9 a.m. S.S. 10:15 a.m.

Jerusalem Lutheran Church Palmerton 610-681-5200. W 10:15 a.m. S.S. 9 a.m.

All Saints Episcopal Church Lehighton 610-377-2675 Sun. W – 10 am, SS 9 am

Faith Independent Church of Christ Walnutport W 10 a.m. S.S. 9 a.m.

Jerusalem UCC Palmerton, 610-681-4412. W 9:00 am. Svc. 10:30 am

Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church 649 W. Wash. St. Slatington, 610-767-2214. Mass - Sat. 5 p.m. Sun. 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Faith Alive United Methodist Church Bowmanstown 610-852-2805. W 8:30a.m. & 10:45a.m, SS 9:45 am..

Kingdom Life Family Center Orefield W 10am. Nursery

First UCC Palmerton W 9 a.m. S.S. 10 a.m.

Living Hope Lighthouse Palmerton, 610-826-2201. W 10 a.m.

Friedens UCC Slatington, 610-767-7099 W 10:30 a.m. S.S. 9:00 a.m. HA.

Living Stone Fellowship New Tripoli 610-298-3020. W 10:00 a.m.

Good Shepherd UCC Slatington, 610-767-9680. W 8:30 & 11 a.m. S.S. 9:30 a.m. HA.

McMichaels United Methodist Church McMichaels 570-629-1136

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville W 8am, 9:45a.m. & 10:45, N, S.S. 9:30.

Parryville United Methodist Church 610-377-5538 W is at 10:30 a.m. SS 9:30 a.m.

Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church Northampton, 610-767-6162. W 9:00 am & 10:45 a.m., Kid’s Church 10:30 a.m. N

Sacred Heart Church Palmerton Sat. 5pm, Sun. 8:30 & ll am HA.

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 S.S. 9 am Bethany Wesleyan Church Cherryville, 610-767-1239, W 9 am & Children’s Programs 10:30 am Christmas Eve Candlelight Servies; 4 & 6 pm. Christmas 10:30 am Bethel U.C.C. Slatington. 610-767-1898. W 10 am S.S. 9 am Blue Mountain Community Church Palmerton, 610-826-8402 W 9:15 am & Small Study Groups, 11:15 am Calvary Bible Fellowship Church Walnutport, 610-767-7447 W 10 am Chapman Quarries United Methodist Bath 610-837-0935. W 11:00 am. S.S. 10:00 am. HA Christ’s Church at Lowhill UCC New Tripoli W 10:30am, S.S. 9:15am, Christ U.C.C., Little Moore Danielsville, 610-837-6051. W 9 am S.S. 10:15 Christ U.C.C. Walnutport, 610-767-1601 W 10 am S.S. 9 am Concordia Lutheran Church & School Northampton, 610-262-8500 W - 9:00am SS/BC - 10:30am

Grace United Church of Christ Northampton. W 10:30 a.m. SS 9:15 a.m. Heidelberg Lutheran Church Slatington. 610-767-1526. W 8:30 am Heidelberg Union CC Slatington. 610-767-4740. W 11 am SS 9:45 am HA. Heritage Baptist Church Orefield, 610-395-4970. S.S. 9:30 a.m. W 10:45 a.m. N Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-2668 W 10:30 a.m. SS 9:15 a.m. N. HA Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526. W 10:45 am Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Palmerton W 8 & 10:45 a.m. S.S. 9:30 a.m. N & HA

Salem United Methodist Church Danielsville W 9:30 a.m. N S.S. 11 a.m Salem United Methodist Church Aquashicola W 11 a.m S.S. 9:30 a.m., Fellowship 10:30 a.m.. Salem United Methodist Church Slatedale, 610-767-5632. W 9 a.m. Sun. Prayer Time & Singing 8:45 a.m.. Shepherd’s Chapel www.shepherdschapel.com Regional online fellowship St. John’s Episcopal Palmerton Sun. 8 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Slatington Baptist Church Slatington, 610-767-6276. W 10:45 a.m. S.S. 9:30 a.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-6361 W 8:00 & 10:15 a.m. N S.S. 9:00 a.m.

Covenant United Methodist Church 2715 Mt. View Dr. 610-837-7517. Worship 8 & 10:30 a.m. S.S. 9:15.

Hope Lutheran Church Cherryville, 610-767-7203. PR W 8/10:30 a.m., SS 10 a.m. N HA.

St. John’s U.C.C. Palmerton W 10 a.m. S.S. 9 a.m. HA.

Egypt Community Church Egypt 610-262-4961 H/C Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-3365. W 10 a.m. SS 9 a.m.

St. John’s UCC Rising Sun Rd. Laurys Station W 10:15 am S.S. 9 am. HA.


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Church Directory St. John’s UCC Slatington 610-767-5554. W: 9 am - N, H A

The Church of God in Palmerton 320 Delaware Ave. 610-826-4972. W 10:15 a.m.

St. John’s UCC of Howertown, Northampton, 610-262-8666 W 8 & 10:15 AM S.S. 9 AM. N, HA

Trinity EC Church Berlinsville 610-767-1167 W 9 a.m., S.S. 10 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Lehighton 610-377-2972 W 9 am SS 10:30 am

Trinity EC Church Slatington. 484-553-0218 W 10 a.m. Adult Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m.

St. Nicholas R.C. Berlinsville, 610-767-3107. Mass daily at 8:30 a.m. Mass Sat Evening 4:30. Sun 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m

Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 W 8 & 10:45 a.m. N, S.S. 9:15 a.m. HA. Rejoicing- 4th Sunday of every month

St. Paul’s UCC of Indianland, Cherryville, 610-767-5751. W at 10:15am S.S. 9am. N, HA.

United Presbyterian Church of Slatington Slatington, 610-767-8113 HA W 8:30/10:30, SS –9:30

St. Paul’s UCC Northampton, 610-261-2910 W 9:30 a.m,. 9/11: SS 9 a.m., W 10:15 a.m.

St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Palmerton Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. Sunday

Zion’s Stone UCC Northampton 610-262-1133 W 9 a.m. 10:15 SS Zion Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-837-8469 W 10:30a.m. SS 9:30a.m.

Union United Church of Christ Neffs, 610-767-6961 W 8 & 10:30 am, Children Church 10:30, N, HA

St. Peter’s Church of Emerald Emerald 610-767-6233 SS 9 a.m., W 10:15 a.m., Communion 1st Sun. of month St. Peter’s UCC Northampton. W 10:15 a.m. S.S. 9 a.m. HA

Zion UCC Lehighton. 610-377-1191 W 8:15 a.m. SS 9:00 a.m.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 9 a.m. W 10:30 a.m. N * Please send your 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. *SS – Sunday School, H/A – Handicapped Accessible.

Walnutport 7th-Day Adventist Church 610-767-8939, W 9:45am. SS 11:00am. Whitehall Mennonite Church Egypt, 610-262-1270. W 10 a.m. SS. 9 a.m. N Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 SS 9 a.m. W 10:30 a.m. Nursery

Spread The Good Word Nativity Display, Heidelberg

Women of Faith of Heidelberg Union Church, Irving Rd, Heidelberg Township, invites members, friends, family and neighbors to our Nativity Display, in the Fellowship Hall. The display will be Saturday Dec 3 From 2 to 6pm, with a live Nativity by the church youth at 2pm and Sunday Dec 4 from 9:45am to 4pm. Free cookies and punch for all to enjoy. Have a blessed Christmas Holiday !

Bethany Wesleyan News

The Music Ministry of Bethany Wesleyan Church under the direction of Kathleen Dieter will hold its Christmas Concert ,“Light Has Come” on December 10 and 11 at 6:00 pm. There will be songs by the Voices of Praise, Youth, Children and Handbell choirs. The admission is FREE and all are welcome. There will be a cookie reception after the program. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services for the whole family will be held at 4:00 and 6:00 pm on December 24. There will be one service at 10:30 am on Christmas Day. It’s not too late to enroll your child in our Upward Sports Basketball & Cheerleading program. Visit our web site and you may register online or print Continued on Page 33


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Spread the Good Word Continued from Page 32 out a registration form to be returned to the church. Bethany Wesleyan Church is located at 675 Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville. Worship services are held each Sunday at 9:00 & 10:30 AM. For more information, please call the church office at 610 767-1239, or visit us online @ www. bethanywes.org.

Advent and Anniversary Celebrations

In 2001, the members of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church (Route 873, Schnecksville) journeyed from the building that they had shared for many years with Neffs UCC, to their new church building on the south side of the cemetery which is jointly owned by the two congregations. UELC members carried a cross, a Bible, and their hymnals. In their hearts, they carried hope for an exciting future in the new facility. On Sunday, December 4, 2011—the Second Sunday of Advent—the congregation marks its 10th anniversary in the new 30,000-square foot facility. Advent Worship services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to include Prayers of Thanksgiving, Dedication, and Blessing. The community is invited to this event. While there is no admission charge, all who attend should bring a canned or frozen vegetable for the “Stone Soup.” The Fellowship Committee will provide an extensive salad bar, dessert and coffee. Please RSVP by November 29 by calling the church office at 610 767-6884. Following the example that St. Nicholas gave when he anonymously helped the poor of the fourth century, UELC will accept donations of gloves, hats, and socks for the Northern Lehigh Food Bank.

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A Touch of Dutch 12 Diesember 1957

December 12, 1957

Des iss der „Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” iwwergsetzt bei der Florence ‚Babbelmaul’ Baver.

This is “Jolly old Saint Nicholas” that was set in Dutch by Florence ‘Chatterbox’ Baver.

Hallicher alder Belznickel, Schtreck dei Ohr doher, Saag du ken gottseelicher Mensch, Was ich zu dir saag. Grischtdaagowets iss schier do, Nau, du guter Kaerl, Pischber was du hoscht fer mich, Saag mer was es iss.

Jolly old Saint Nicholas, lean your ear this way! Don’t you tell a single soul what I’m going to say: Christmas Eve is coming soon; now, you dear old man Whisper what you’ll bring to me; tell me if you can.

Wann die Uhr schlackt zwelfe dart, Wann ich draam un schlof, Zu dem Schannschde, dief un schwarz, Gehscht nei mit deim Sack. Al die Schtrimp sin dart zu finne, Henke in re Roi, Meiner iss der Glee am End, Du bischt schur vun sell’m.

When the clock is striking twelve, when I’m fast asleep Down the chimney, broad and black, with your pack you’ll creep All the stockings you will find hanging in a row Mine will be the shortest one, you’ll be sure to know

Der Johnny will en paar neie Skates, Die Susie en Dolly, Die Nellie will’n Schtoribuch, Bobbe will sie kenni. O, fer mich macht’s gaar nix aus, Ich bin arrig bleed, Geb mer yuscht, du alder Kaerl, Was du denkscht iss recht.

Bobby wants a pair of skates, Suzy wants a sled Nellie wants a picture book, yellow, blue, and red Now I think I’ll leave to you what to give the rest Choose for me, dear Santa Claus; you will know the best.

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Recipe Round-Up Lamb For the Holidays

(NAPS)—Whether preparing a rack of lamb for a special gathering or a stunning roast to impress loved ones, you can make the meal more wonderful with American lamb. Available yearround and produced in every state, it can be a fresh and flavorful way to entertain this holiday season. Leg of lamb is one of the most popular cuts and this recipe makes an easy and elegant holiday roast.

American Leg of Lamb with Roasted Vegetables For the American Lamb:

1 6-lb. bone-in American leg of lamb 2–3 garlic cloves, sliced 1⁄2 lemon, cut into small wedges Garlic salt, to taste Lemon pepper, to taste Olive oil 1 can chicken broth (optional)

Lamb Cooking Time and Temperature Suggestions

Lamb leg, bone in, 5–7 lbs. 325° F—20–25 minutes per pound Lamb leg, bone in, 7–9 lbs. 325° F—15–20 minutes per pound Lamb leg, boneless, rolled, 4–7 lbs. 325° F—25–30 minutes per pound Sirloin roast, boneless, 11⁄4–13⁄4 lbs. 325° F—40–45 minutes per pound Top round roast, 1–11⁄4 lbs. 325° F—50–60 minutes total Shoulder, boneless, rolled and tied, 31⁄2–6 lbs. 325° F—35–40 minutes Rib roast, 11⁄2–21⁄2 lbs. 375° F—30–35 minutes Crown roast, not stuffed, 2 to 3 lbs. 375° F—25–30 minutes Leg of lamb can make for an easy and elegant holiday meal.

For the Roasted Vegetables:

6–8 red potatoes, quartered 5 carrots, sliced to 1⁄2-inch pieces 1 can small peas, drained Preheat your oven to 350° F. Cut slits into the leg of lamb and insert the garlic clove slices. Squeeze lemon wedges over lamb and then insert the wedges into the slits in the meat. Season the lamb with garlic salt and lemon pepper, to taste. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil in a large roasting pan and place leg of lamb in pan, fat side up. Place the roasting pan in a preheated oven, uncovered, for about 2 to 21⁄2 hours. If more juice is needed, add the chicken broth. Add the potatoes, carrots and peas to the pan and season to taste. Cover and cook for an additional 1 to 11⁄2 hours, or until you reach preferred doneness. Remove leg of lamb and let it rest for 10 minutes. Slice the lamb and serve it with roasted vegetables and juice from the pan.

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Boys’ Basketball Preview Parkland - The Trojans are coming off two straight losing seasons and coach Andrew Stephens is looking for a big turnaround this season, “I am very hopeful that our seniors want to end their high school careers in a successful way and I believe that most if not all of our players will do what is best for the team to be successful. It is a great group of guys who are ‘basketball junkies’ for the most part, so I am really looking forward to coaching them this year.” Parkland has 3 returning seniors who are very valuable to the squad in Rob Dvoracek, Zach Muhr, and Daulton Charles. Their experience can be their foundation for a playoff push. Northwestern - Like The Trojans, The Tigers are also coming off a few dismal seasons. Head coach Daniel Eddinger is ready to move on, “...Since day

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Running of the Nuts Results Sunny but cold weather greeted the 63 runners who participated in the 2nd Annual Running of the Nuts 5K Run and Walk, which was held on Saturday November 19. The race sponsored by the Walnut Street Playground Association and held on the D&L Rail Trail attracted runners from throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Slatington Mayor Walt Niedermeyer was on hand to start the race at 9 am. This year’s race started at the Slatington Trailhead and headed south on a portion of the recently opened six mile stretch of trail from Slatington to Laury’s Station. Austin Spindler age 10, and John Gallagher age 76 received medals for the being the oldest and youngest male participants, while Judy Lloyd age 10 and Marie O’Donnell age 61 received medals for being the youngest and oldest female participants. Nancy Hopps and Linda Watkins received free vouchers to attend next year’s race for traveling the furthest and shortest distances to the race, Colorado Springs Colorado and Slatington respectively. Winners for the race were as follows: Winners for the race are as follows: Men: Overall: 1st Mike Mengal, 2nd Clint Phillips, 3rd George

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Running of the Nuts Results Continued from Page 40 Steve Havighurst; 50-59: 1st Walter Boyle, 2nd Carey Troxell, 3rd Drew Corinchock; 60 and over: 1st John Gallagher, 2nd John Smigel; Walkers: 1st Tom Lager. Women: Overall: 1st nancy Hobbs, 2nd Courtney Capper, 3rd Erica Pagotto; 14 and under: 1st Lyndsay Capper, 2nd Robbyn Lloyd, 3rd Judy Lloyd; 15-19: 1st Samantha Blake, 2nd Heather Havighurst, 3rd Emily Georgis; 20-29: 1st Melissa Dale, 2nd Joy Burton; 30-39: 1st Stacy Kleppinger, 2nd Jenny Kuntz, 3rd Maggie Capper; 40-49: 1st Lisa Georgis, 2nd Laura Kovalchick, 3rd Maria Lloyd; 50-59: 1st Michelle Litke, 2nd Donna McLaughlin, 3rd Barbara Deffley; 60 and over: 1st Marie O’Donnell, 2nd Kathy Moore; Walkers: 1st Amy Burkey, 2nd Linda Watkins, 3rd Erin Pekurney. The top overall male and female winners received trophies along with a bag of what else, walnuts! All other place winners received trophies and medals from Bishop Photo of Bath. T-shirts given out to all participants were provided by Vaillette Printing of Slatington. The Walnut Street Playground Association would like to thank the following area businesses that helped sponsor the race: Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage

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(NAPSI)—Brushing up on your knowledge of germs and viruses—particularly when it comes to your toothbrush—may mean fewer colds for you and your family. Often, a toothbrush is put away damp after it’s been used. Unfortunately, that can be just the kind of environment germs and bacteria like to inhabit. One way to correct this may be to use a toothbrush sanitizer that can neutralize bacteria already on your brush, and protect it from collecting more E.coli and other pathogens. For example, a sanitizer called Steripod is designed to kill microbes by wrapping the toothbrush in an invisible vapor shield of naturally antiseptic Thymol. Simply clip it on your electric or manual toothbrush and it goes to work.

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Northern Lehigh Middle School Honor Roll Slatington – The Northern Lehigh Middle School honor roll for the first marking period of the 2011-2012 school year as announced by Mrs. Jill Chamberlain, Principal, is as follows: HIGH HONOR ROLL: Must have a composite average of 95% or above AND all individual course averages of 90% or above. 8th Grade: Erika Algard, Jose Avila, Rebecca Blocker, Alyzabyth Delong, Gavin Kemery, Beth Kern, Meghan Miller-Brown, Israel Moore, Alexis Papay, Zachary Rex, Jacob Sipos, Phoebe Thomasco, Chelsea Vermeulen 7th Grade: Dylan Berger, Ashton Bevans, Wyatt Delans, Meghan Handwerk, Sara Hunsicker, Jennifer Knerr, Shelby Kreglow, Monica Mankos, Darby Pender, Elline Santos, Kiera Shellhammer, Ashley Wilk HONOR ROLL: Must have a composite average of 85% or above AND all individual course averages of 70% or above. 8th Grade: Paige Bachman, Race Barry, Devin Becker, Kassandra Beller, Madison Bellesfield, Kylie Bergey, Conrad Bevans, Amanna Bradley, Samantha Brown, Ethan Caldwell, Chad Cederberg, Gage Christ, Calista Church, Emily Clements, Jacob Corwin, Alyssa Crespo, Parker Dawe, Thomas Dooley, Rebecca Evans, Noah Freudenberger, Veronica Green, Tyler Gruber, Noah Hankee, Sage Hargreaves, Nichole Henritzy, Taylor Herman, Travis Hoffman, Jarett Honea, Shane Hoppes, Nicole Jacoby, Justin Johannsmeier, Cameron Kates, Brett Kern, Austin Lancsak, Alyssa Lewis, Jordan Long, Brian Lutz, Cheyenne Mazzocca, Randi Mcrae, Evan Meixsell, Alexis Merkle, Zachary Moore-Ohlson, Hasan Mujovic, Ashley Mulcahy, Abigail Obenski, Daniel Patterson, Seth Pohlmann, Lindsay Repnyek,

Colton Rex, Matthew Romig, Nicholas Roth, Cheyenne Schaffer, Crystal Schaller, Brandon Smith, Tyler Smith, Jakob Traca, Yanni Tripajis, Nicholas Uebele, Kasey Wayda, Holly Yoder, Conrad Young, Cassie Zaleski 7th Grade: Daniel Ahner, Ashley Anderson, Courtney Arce, Rebecca Barley, Cody Becker, Quinn Benner, Michael Berger, Everette Bevans, David Custer, Jocilyn Duschak, Joseph Egan, Jessica Evans, Ryan Farber, Tanner Filchner, Danielle Fleming, Danielle Gochenauer, Mason Gossy, Hunter Hanzarik, Kellen Hendrix, Annabel Hillegas, Ryan Hoffer, Breanna Hoffman, Tyler Hoffman, Katelyn Hughes, Karlyna Kemery, Robert Kibler, Jacob F. Kistler, Jacob L. Kistler, Maddie Ligenza, Tyler Loch, Alize Martinez, Gaige Miller, Nicholas Miller, Zachary Motter, Samantha Olewine, Emily Rex, Tyler Roth, Robert Schaeffer, Skye Schaffer, Jeremy Schmick, Tyler Smith, Andrea Snyder, Haley Stragratanio, Star Stragratanio, Samantha Wanamaker, Tiffany Yesik, Alison Zellner

A request for help

Do you know of someone who is going through a really tough time? Do you know of someone that has hardships in life right now? Nominate them to receive a FREE Professional Massage Therapy Session. Jessica Ballas, Certified Massage Therapist, is seeking your help to find some people that could benefit from a complementary Professional Massage Session this Christmas season. Think of someone you know that may be going through a hard time, feeling stressed and/or pressure & nominate them! Send your requests to Jessica at: jballas@ptd.net or call 610-760-1268 by December 31st. Three deserving people will be chosen to receive a complementary session at their convenience. 17+ years experience Deep Tissue Massage NeuroMuscular Therapy Indian Champissage (Head Massage) Reflexology Jessica Ballas Professional Massage Therapy Serving the Lehigh Valley & surrounding areas since 1994 610-760-1268 jballas@ptd.net


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Susquehanna Bank In Cherryville Was Walnutport State Bank

Founded on May 16, 1923, the Walnutport State Bank opened for business on the first floor of the Diamond Fire Company in Walnutport and leased operations from the fire company until 1975 when they moved to the intersection of Route 145 and Main Street in the Borough of Walnutport. There were five founders: Erwin Bittner, James Fritzinger, Charles Graver, Frank Kelchner and Harry Kelchner. Allen Peters was the cashier and his wife served as secretary. Harry Lentz and Iona Solt were employees. On August 15, 1970, the Walnutport State Bank held an Open House at its new Cherryville branch office on Blue Mountain Drive, traveling north from the traffic light, in Cherryville. Visitors were guided through the building from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The bank gave away a travel alarm clock or a food warmer plate with savings account deposits of $50. or more. There were free refreshments and souvenirs.* Among some of the workers and businesses responsible for getting the structure built were: Elmer Minnich, local contractor, Leo Livengood Inc., Excavation and Fill, Harold Kern, electrical, Harry E. Orkin, Landis C. Jones, Marvin Olewine, and Robert P. Heffelfinger. It was said to be "a handsome building with modern facilities and a parking area to accommodate everyone. It boasted of air-conditioning and stereo music piped in to various speakers and a new vault of the newest and safest design." In 1970, the bank assets totaled more than $6 million. When the $85,000.00 Cherryville branch opened, some workers at Walnutport were transferred to the new branch and other new people were hired. The bookkeeping department was moved to the Cherryville branch. Kenneth

Kohler started as a teller with the bank and became the branch manager at the Cherryville branch. Margaret Kohler, Kenneth's wife, worked in the bookkeeping department and said, "In the early 1970s, calculations of interest, etc. were done manually and not like they are done today. You were a bookkeeper and also, a teller when the need arose." Ken Kohler remembered the day the bank was robbed in 1971. The robber had parked his car near the elementary school and walked from the school to the bank. He ordered branch Cashier Palmer Graver to get the money from the vault. He had a gun but said noone would get hurt if they followed his instructions and took Assistant Cashier David Billheimer as a hostage to David's car before he left the bank. He ordered Billheimer out of the car and fled. Billheimer then called from a private home and reported he was all right and returned to the branch. The robber stole $20,254.00 that day and the FBI and state police investigated the crime. The robber was eventually captured and pleaded guilty to the bank's first robbery and to other charges. It was a frightening experience for the bank workers. The Walnutport Bank had five other branches: Hamilton Boulevard and Tilghman Street in Allentown, Emmaus Avenue in Emmaus, Germantown Savings Bank in Philadelphia and Cherryville when the name was changed to First Lehigh Bank Walnutport State Bank changed its name to First Lehigh Bank in early 1983. It opened an office in Emmaus and the First Lehigh executives moved into corporate offices at Walbert Avenue in South Whitehall. The bank had some problems and was bought by Patriot Bank. The Patriot Bank Corp. of Pottstown bought the First Lehigh Bank for $24.7 million. Shareholders approved the purchase at the end of 1998. Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. and Patriot Bank announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement on December 11, 2003, and Susquehanna acquired Patriot in a stock and cash transaction valued at $212 million. The former Walnutport State Bank building is now occupied by Susquehanna Bank. Presently, there are six fulltime local people employed by the Susquehanna Bank. at the Cherryville branch. *Many of the souvenirs of the Walnutport State Bank and First Lehigh Bank are on display at the LT Historical Centre in Pennsville.


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HOW TO USE OUR CLASSIFIED SECTION:

1. Mail your ads, with a check for $6 per ad (up to 30 words per ad), to T&C Gazette, 4685 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport, PA 18088, or 2. Call in your ad to 610-767-9600 any weekday from 8 to 5 OR fax anytime to 610-767-9612. Each additional word, per ad, is 25 cents. NOTICE TO CLASSIFIED ADVERTISERS: ALL CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PAID FOR BEFORE PUBLICATION. This means you must send your payment with your ad when placed by mail, pay for your ad when placed in person at the office, or mail your payment to reach our office before we go to print it your ad was faxed or called in. If payment is not received BEFORE press time, your ad will NOT be included in that edition of the Gazette.

Classifieds EVENTS New Years Eve Party! Northampton VFW Banquet Hall. 7:30-1:30 Music & Karaoke by DJ “Schlammered” of danzentertainment.com. Open Bar including champagne. Dinner: shrimp,ham, boneless chicken, roast beef, mashed, rice, vegies, and more! Hats, favors, fun! $50/person 610262-3891 (12/15) UPCOMING CASINO & CONCERT BUS TRIPS Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts & Sara Evans, Hollywood, Mount Airy, Mohegan Sun, Kentucky Derby 2012, Resorts Casino AC, Overnighter Call Kim: 610 767-5805 www.KimmysTours. com (12/15)

FOR RENT Apartment-Slatington New 2 BR, NO Pets, W/S/G Included. $550+ utilities, security required. 610-390-8691 (12/15) Fine Lodging, Slatington. Clean, Safe, Quiet, Nicely furnished rooms, $90-$150 per week. Private and shared bathroom. Furnished apartments $150-$200 per week. All units have color TV, HBO, fridge, M/W, all utilities included, parking available, owner-occupied units. Shown by appointments only. Call 610-760-0700 (12/15) Slatington Apt. 1st floor 1 br, w/s/g, heat, stove, fridge, washer, dryer, $725/mon first & last month plus security. No Pets 610 767 1068. (12/1)

TOWNHOUSE: 2 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C, $770 no dogs/ferrets (cats $25 extra/mo) 610-759-0169 (12/15) TOWNHOUSE 3 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C. $840 no dogs/ferrets (cats $25 extra/mo) 610-759-0169. (12/15)

FOR SALE 1995 PONTIAC SUNFIRE – 2 Door, 173,000 miles, runs, inspected, $1,000 OBO. (610) 767-9688 leave a message (12/1) Baker Wood Fireplace Insert. Minimum fit 36” X 26” Maximum Fit 38” X 29” Slatington-Neffs area. $350 Call 610-760-1760 (12/1) Heisler’s Battery Outlet We carry all kinds of batteriesfactory 1sts and 2nds. Auto batteries starting at $39.95. Chainsaws sharpened, new chains by the foot. 3248 Love Road, Northampton. 610-2628703 (12/15) Pumpkin Roll $10.00. Cookie Tray $18.00 5 dz. Kiffles or Nut Tossies $4.00 dz. Chocolate chip, Peanutbutter, sugar, oatmeal, and snowballs $3.00 dz. Mini cream cheese cupcakes and peanutbutter blossoms $3.50 dz. Clear Toy pops $6.00 dz. Other candy available. Berlinsville area.Call 610-392-1843 or 610392-6549. (12/1) Mobile Home (as is) $2,500 cash; Gap View Park; “Credit Check.” 610-767-1143 (12/1) PROFLOWERS- Looking for a Holiday Gift that will really impress? SPECIAL OFFER 20 percent off qualifying gifts over $29

from ProFlowers! Offer ONLY available at www.proflowers. com/care or call 1-888-862-0729 (12/15/11) SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $160/cord. Call 610-7677207 (12/15)

HELP WANTED Now Hiring Exp. Electric Pallet Jack and Hi Reach Operators For A Growing Company in Nazareth, PA. $10-$14/HR 484-221-9798 (12/1)

PERSONALS Sincere White Female looking for a special, sincere white male. Honesty, Trust, Walking, Cuddling, Spending Time Together. I’m looking for someone 65 to 74. I hope you’re as lonely as I am. Please call 610-440-2144 (1/19) WANTED FEMALE – slim or medium build, nonsmoker, Southern Poconos, Palmerton, Lehigh Valley area. White male 65 years 5’8” medium build. 484-547-6464 leave message, will return call. I am a clean, good person looking for counterpart female. (12/1)

SERVICES AVAILABLE ABZOLUTE ENTERPRIZEZ Chimney sick? Leaking, not working right? Cleanings, caps, stoves, repairs, chimney relining specialist! We build em, and stone veneer. Call The Chimney Doc, Before Your House Makes the News! 570325-5727 (4/19) A.P. EXCAVATING & CONCRETE. PA#021097 Footers, Block Walls, Foundations, Patios, Driveways, Sidewalks, Curbs, Landscaping, Retaining


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Walls, Pavers. Water & Electrical lines installed. Large Field cutting, Hauling. Large & Small Backhoe, Specializing in tight area digging. Snowplowing. Fully insured. 484-221-4200 OR 610-737-9585 (1/4) AVON HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE! Interested in a brochure or signing up to be a representative for FREE? Visit my website: www.youravon. com/lsymons or call Lucia 610767-0896 (12/15) CLEANING – residential or commercial, done to your satisfaction, reasonable rates – 13 years experience. 1 time – monthly cleaning, will meet your needs. Poconos to Lehigh Valley Areas. Call –610-760-2541 for free estimate. (12/1) DEBBIE''S HOUSE CLEANING In business 25yrs. No job too small. 1st Cleaning Discount. Fall Cleaning Help? Call me. Wkly, BiWkly, Monthly. Residential or Commercial. Reliable & Trustworthy. Free Estimates. Call 610-739-4610 (1/19) Don Hartwig Sharpening Service Knives and clippers, sharpen and restore hair shears, on-site sharpening available. Certified 1982. 4728 Mountain Rd. Slatington, 610-767-9164 (12/15) Home Daycare – any age, 5 a.m. – 6 p.m. Located: Palmerton. Certified in First Aid and CPR. Call April 484-330-6937 (12/1) Need cleaning done? Assistance with household duties? Renovation or rental property clean ups? Contact All in the Family Cleaners in Slatington. Free estimates and discounts for repeat customers! Let us add the sparkle! Please call 484-284-0473 (12/1) Susan Spengler Cervin, Piano Teacher, now taking new pupils at 2nd Street Slatington Location. B.A. in music/ elementary education. Call 610837-7649 (12/15)

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TIMS SHARPENING SERVICE Let me take care of your sharpening needs. Circular saws, carbide circular saw blades, planer blades, scissors, electric hedge fence trimmers, lawn mower blades, axes, chisels, chain saws, etc. Call 610-767-5171. (12/15)

Wanted All Types of Unwanted Metal Household Appliances, Air Conditioners, Car Parts, Lawn Tractors, ATV, Motorcycles, Mobile homes, furnaces, metal buildings, structures, equipment. Residential, Commercial No Job to big. Cell (610) 751-9251 Jerry anytime (2/2)

TREES BY DAVE & SON Takedowns, round overs, lot clearing, aerial life equipped. Over 20 years experience. Fully Insured, FREE estimates. 610826-7487 Emergency Service 24-HRS. Call Dave's Cell 570657-1063. (12/15)

Wanted unwanted lawn mowers: riding, push, roto tillers & snow blowers. Go-carts & Minibikes. DEAD OR ALIVE. Call Al 610-767-9077 or 484-358-3718. Free Pick Up. (12/15)

We Remove Junk! Attic Basements, Clean-outs, Appliances, Furniture, Construction Debris, Backyard Shed Tear-down, Swimming Pools, Old Hot Tubs etc. GO GREEN! Marth's Disposal 610-262-9021 or 610-8425684. (12/31/11)

WANTED ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES – Always scouting for Indian, Harley, European or select Japanese bikes. Preferably garage or barn kept and not running. Also Gas Pumps, Signs, Etc. Pre-1965 Scotty Aero Campers and Rat Rods. CA$H NOW! 570-325-5727 (4/19) Antiques Wanted Old furniture, quilts, toys, rugs, dishes, birth certificates, baskets, holiday decorations, prints, frames, photos, postcards, jewelry, old advertising items, sports items, slates items. Dave Irons Antiques, 223 Covered Bridge Road (Kreidersville), Northampton. 610-262-9335 (12/15) GUNS GUNS GUNS Paying Top Prices From One Gun to 1,000. We Buy New And Used Firearms A.F. BOYER HARDWARE & GUNS 610-767-3162 (12/15) Pinball machines older gum ball and candy machines, penny arcade & any older coin operated machines cash paid call Daryl 610-767-9135 (12/2012)

WANTED: VINTAGE BASEBALL CARDS Paying top $ for tobacco cards, 1948-1952 Bowman, 1952-75 Topps, etc. No collection too small Call Todd at T & L Sports 610-703-0790 (4/22) Wanted: members for the Lehigh Valley Computer Group. Contact www.lvcg. org or call Bill at 610.433.5510. (12/15) WANTED! YOUR USED GUNS OR GUN PARTS!!! Any Condition: Good, Not so Good, or Even Plain Old Junk!! We buy, sell, trade and repair guns. PRECISION ARMAMENTS 7141 Rte. 873, Slatington PA 18080. 610-767-9046 (12/15)

Want to Help? (NAPSA)-A new campaign is designed to motivate and inspire people to partner with United Way in its efforts to advance the common good. The goal is to recruit volunteer readers, tutors and mentors to help kids succeed in school. To learn more about opportunities to help in the areas of education, income and health, visit the website www.liveunited.org.


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Advertiser’s Index

A Yuppie Dog Hotel...................... 25 Accelerated Auto.......................... 40 Ace’s Repair and Fix It Shop...................................... 46 Amey’s Clean Rite Septic Cleaning......................................... 39 Amey’s Garage, Inc........................ 2 Andrejack’s General Contracting, Inc............................ 48 B. Biechy Construction Company........................................ 46 B’s Hive............................................. 2 Bach & Handel.............................. 13 Becker Homes............................... 46 Becks’Yule Tree Farm................... 12 Bellview Pump.............................. 37 Bethany Wesleyan........................ 32 Birthday Coupon.......................... 16 Blue Mountain Construction, Inc.......................... 49 Blue Mountain Drive-in.............. 13 Blue Mountain Evergreen, Inc............................... 45 Blue Mountain Health System............................... 21 Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette Christmas........................ 35 Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette subscription.................... 48 Blue Ridge Auto Service & Tire................................ 56 Buddy’s Landscaping & Lawncare........................................ 49 C&C Food Outlet.......................... 33 Carl’s Service Center................... 41 Charles H. Mantz, Inc.................. 38 Cherryville Service Center............................................. 56 Chris’ Computer Customware... 22 Clean Sweep.......................18, 24, 46 CLIU................................................ 22 Country Clippers Pet Grooming................................ 25 Crystal Vision Center................... 20 Daily Grind.................................... 14 Dale Johnson Machine Shop...... 41 Debbie Miller’s Beauty Corner.... 36 Diane & Fred’s Leather Shop................................................ 34 Eberhardt Motors......................... 11 Edgemont Acres........................... 14 Eugene Hankee & Son................ 37

Family Practice.............................. 20 Feig, Dr. Alex, I, DDS................... 21 Frey & Co......................................... 2 G.D. Shupp Home Repairs............................... 47 George Bensing Funeral Home, Inc.......................... 6 Good Eye........................................ 14 Gypsy Rose.................................... 25 Hassler Roofing Inc...................... 43 Heimer’s Brew House.................. 16 Henry’s Service Station............... 38 Holiday Open House................... 32 Home News................................... 42 Jack Follweiler’s Garage.............. 40 Jason Hankee Plumbing.............. 42 Kemmerer’s Christmas Tree Farm......................................... 6 Kern’s Outdoor Power Equipment..................................... 38 Kuhns Chiropractic...................... 21 Larry’s Antiques............................. 9 Latshaw’s Excavating................... 46 Leesport Farmers Market........... 16 Lehigh Township Lions Eye Exams...................................... 23 Lehigh Valley Computer Club.... 26 Lehigh Valley Spinal Care Center.......................... 28 & 29 Lessig...........................................5, 41 Lincoln Manor Apartments.................................... 34 Linda’s Co. Catering.................... 16 Livengood Excavators Inc........... 49 Liza's House.................................. 36 LoveLight House, Inc................... 36 LT Country Garden...................... 17 Mack’s Tree Service...................... 47 Main St. Restaurant..................... 17 Massage Therapy.......................... 19 Mel Fritz Construction................ 47 Messinger, Don A. - Painting and Wallpapering......................... 46 Mint Home Improvements............................... 47 Mitman’s Smokehouse................ 15 Myster Tree & Shrub Service............................................ 47 Nancy's Therapeutic Massage............................................ 2 Neff’s Masonry............................. 46

Northampton VFW Catering Service............................................ 17 Northern Lehigh Insurance & Notary......................................... 12 NOVA.............................................. 24 Nu-Finish....................................... 40 Off The Wall Auto......................... 42 Old Homestead Tree Farm.......... 37 Painting & Papering by Robert J. Marlatt........................... 47 Pat DeLong.................................... 27 Patty Brosky’s Beauty Salon....... 29 Paxton Computing Services....... 12 Pizza Como.................................... 15 Precision Armaments.................. 26 Rack-N-Reel.................................. 49 Red Envelope................................ 42 Richard B. Ryon Insurance......................................... 8 Ron Biechy Roofing & Siding......................................... 47 Ron Mitchell Well Drilling............... 49 Roosevelt Dem. Club..................... 17 Roscoe Snyder Insurance........5, 27 Rover Make Over......................... 25 Ruth M. Miller Notary/Insurance......................... 49 Sammi’s Place............................... 15 Santa Fe Taco Co........................... 14 Schisler Funeral............................ 19 Shear Impressions.......................... 7 Silfies Fuel, LLC............................ 42 Slatington Beverage Inc.............. 13 Slatington Skeet Assoc................ 14 Socks for Seniors.......................... 37 Stress Relief Center..................... 20 Sule’s Collision............................. 42 Susan C. Schneck Notary Public................................ 29 T.J. Uhnak....................................... 48 The Village at Palmerton............. 36 Thomson's Meat Market............. 22 Trees by Dave & Son.................... 47 Twin Creek Tree Farm.................. 29 Veterans Discount Oil, LLC........ 44 W. Neff Auto Sales & Service..... 41 Walnutport Family Eye Care & Optical Boutique...................... 20 Woodstone Country Club........... 55 Yenser’s Windows & Doors.............................................. 46 Yons Construction...................... 48


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