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2010 VW Jetta 5 cyl. Auto Leather $5995

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt 4 cyl. 4 DR. Auto $4500

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE Community Calendar.............................. Pg. 9 Kids Coloring Page................................ Pg. 10 Touch of Dutch...................................... Pg. 19 Pet Page................................................. Pg. 26 Bridal ..................................................... Pg. 27 Church Directory................................... Pg. 36 Young at Heart...................................... Pg. 39 Classifieds.............................................. Pg. 43 Cover photo: Jessica Kline

Sunday, February 19 All You Can Eat Breakfast 8 a.m. - 12 Noon LVTL Shoot 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, March 3 Karaoke Night 7 p.m. to Close Open to the Public Affordable Hall Rental Rifle Range avail to members - $10 Annual Fee Tuesday Trap & Thursday Skeet Members Only Bar with fantastic food & beverage prices!

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Rails to Trails News submitted by NANCY THATCHER

Lehigh Township Rails to Trails is looking for additional members to join us on walks and bicycle rides and to help with our projects. For example, we build benches along trails, plant native plants, create signage, install bird houses and engage in a variety of other activities. At present, we are in the planning stages for a walking/nature trail at one of the township parks. We soon will be putting the finishing touches on the phone booth area north of the Cove Rd trailhead along the Delaware and Lehigh Trail as well. In the warmer months we maintain a picnic area along the canal towpath in Walnutport. For fellowship and exercise we plan hikes and fun rides on trails located all over the Lehigh Valley. If you would like to become a member, or need to renew your membership, send an email to ltr2t@hotmail. com or call 610-767-0676 and we will send you a membership form.You do not need to be a resident of Lehigh Township to join. We meet at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Lehigh Township municipal building. Come to a meeting to see what we are up to. Elections were held recently for officers for 2017. They are: Nancy Thatcher, president, Dean Hower, vice-president, Sandy Hopkins, secretary, and Lloyd Hopkins, treasurer.

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Slatington Woman's Club February Meeting submitted by DEBBIE BARHIGHT

"Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon--A new Kind of Medicine" is the title of the talk that will be presented at the regular monthly meeting of the Woman's Club of Slatington. The February meeting will be held on Monday evening, February 20 at 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Second Street, Slatington. The club will enjoy an informative talk by Registered Dietitian, Peggy Shannon. The club will also meet our February girl of the month; share ideas and information about education, the arts, conservation, home and women's issues; and enjoy refreshments. Our public outreach this month will be volunteering at the Northern Lehigh Food Bank. We would be very happy to welcome any visitors to share in this interesting meeting or to give further information about our club call 610-767-7929. Our club motto is "Keeping the Flame of Friendship and Community Service Burning Bright."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tina Kromer - 56 on January 20

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ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Engagement Mr. and Mrs. William and Diane Fister of Washington Township are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Emily to Frank Heffernan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Donna Heffernan of Slatington. Both Emily and Frank are graduates of Northern Lehigh High School.  Emily graduated from Bloomsburg University and is employed by Crayola as a Logistics Planner.  Frank graduated from Wilkes University and is a Senior Accountant for Guardian Life Insurance Company. The couple currently reside in Bethlehem and are planning a November 2017 wedding.

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On Sundays, March 5 and May 7, there will be a free buffet-style meal served at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 40 2nd St., Slatington. It will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. The menu for March 5 is chicken marsala, chicken Pparmesan, spaghetti pie, baked ziti, tossed salad, desserts and beverages. The May 7 lunch will be hamburger BBQ, turkey BBQ, filling, broccoli, corn, desserts and beverages. Reservations are appreciated and walk-ins are welcome. For reservations contact the church office at 610-767-6361. 

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Camp Minsi Ice Fishing Extravaganza submitted by ALISTA BLOSE  

Saturday, February 18, 2017, Camp Minsi: 106 Camp Minsi Road, Pocono Summit, PA 18346. Scouts from the Minsi Trails service area (Lehigh Valley and parts of the Poconos as well as NJ) gather for a day of some frigid fun out on the lake. Camp Minsi’s Ice Fishing Extravaganza includes: 9 a.m. and throughout the day - ice fishing Stillwater Lake guided hike - time TBA Noon Cooking demonstration on the ice U.S. Navy weapons demo - 1:30 p.m. (Dining Hall) Ice Harvesting Presentation - Time TBD U.S. Navy "Man-Down" exercise - 4 p.m.  5 p.m. Extravaganza ends. About Minsi Trails Council, BSA

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The Northern Lehigh Historical Society recently received a grant of $1,500 from the Mickley/Fravel Charitable Trust. The funds will be used toward the cost of construction of a parking area adjacent to the Trout Run Covered Bridge located at Seventh St. in Slatington. The officers and members of the NLHS thank the Trust for their on-going, generous support. The NLHS meets on the last Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at the Slatington Borough Hall at 7 p.m. Our meetings are held in conjunction with the monthly meetings of The Venture Group, a coalition of local non-profit and community organizations dedicated to the betterment of the northern Lehigh area. One of the projects of the Venture Group is The Gathering, our community festival held along the Slate Heritage Trail in the area surrounding the Covered Bridge. Held on the first Saturday in October (rain or shine), the date of this year’s event is October 7. Started in 2004 by the NLHS, The Gathering was taken under the Venture Group’s wing in 2014. We need your help, support and ideas. We need volunteers for the trail clean up and The Gathering. Be an active member of the NLHS as we do our part to make the Northern Lehigh area a community we can all be proud of and to leave a legacy for future generations.  For more information e-mail nlhs101@hotmail. com or call 610-760-9281. The Northern Lehigh Historical Society, Inc. is a 501 C3 IRS tax-exempt organization (DLN 17053225020041).

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR • February 26 & 27 Event: Used clothing collection 2/26, 8 - 11 a.m.; 2/27 - 3/3, 9 - 3 p.m.; 4/4, 8-8 p.m. Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Rt. 873, Schnecksville. Clothing & shoes, accessories, household items, hard & soft toys, bicycles. Benefits: Youth of ULC FMI: Call Church Office 610-767-6884, Website: www.ulclv.org • March 5 There will be a free buffet-style meal served at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 40 2nd St. Slatington, Pa. It will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. The menu is chicken marsala, chicken parmesan, spaghetti pie, baked ziti, tossed salad, desserts and beverages. Reservations are appreciated and walk-ins are welcome. For reservations contact the church office at 610-767-6361. • March 9 Clothing for the family. Take as much as you need, proof of need not required 6-8 p.m. Ebenezer UCC, 7293 Decatur Street, New Tripoli. 610-298-8000. • March 19 Northampton Exchange Club Spring Craft Fair & Tricky Tray. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Northampton Community Center, 1601 Laubach Avenue, Northampton. Free admittance and ample free parking. Dozens of crafters and direct sales vendors. Tricky tray raffle being held in conjunction with the craft fair. Full kitchen selling lunch and beverage items, plus a bake sale. • May 7 There will be a free buffet-style meal served at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 40 2nd St. Slatington, Pa. It will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Lunch will be hamburger BBQ, turkey BBQ, filling, broccoli, corn, desserts and beverages. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship. Reservations are appreciated and walk-ins are welcome. For reservations contact the church office at 610-767-6361.

MONDAY • Book Club, Palmerton Library (3rd Monday), 12 to 1:15 p.m. • Knitting Club, Palmerton Library (1st Monday), 6 to 8 p.m. • Knitting for Veterans, Bath Legion, 6 to 9 p.m. • TOPS, Dinkey Church, Ashfield, 5:30 p.m. 610-852-2976. • Al-Anon Family Group/Serenity Seekers, United Methodist Church, Aquashicola/Palmerton, 7 to 8 p.m. 484-477-9697. • St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mahoning is hosting “GriefShare,” a free weekly grief support group and seminar, on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. “GriefShare” features video from prominent Christian experts on grieving, and caring conversation with people who understand your thoughts and feelings, whether your loss is recent or long ago. To find out more, or to register, call St. John’s at 570-386-9960. TUESDAYS • TOPS, Zion U.C.C., Lehighton. 4:30 p.m. 610-657-1025. • ALATEEN support group for teens of family struggling w/ alcohol. Faith Alive Church, Palmerton/ Bowmanstown, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult Al-Anon and AA meetings, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 570-730-8601. • Senior strength and balance class, Northampton Borough Rec. Center. 1 to 1:45 p.m. Free with Silver Sneakers. 610-502-2990 or reccenter@rcn.com. • NLHS library, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. crochet group, beginners welcome. Contact Lisa 610-7674323. WEDNESDAYS • Preschool story hour, Slatington Library, 11 a.m. • Individualized Basic Computer Class, Northampton Library, 6 to 8 p.m. 610-760-0207. • Alzheimer’s Support Group (1st and 3rd), St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe. 6:30 p.m. 610-392-2380.

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• Homework Helpers, Palmerton Library, 3 to 4:30 p.m. 610-8264962. • Nar-Anon Meetings, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Rd. Nazareth, 7:30 p.m. • Adult BS/JAM Club (K-5) and youth (6-12), 7 p.m. Faith Wesleyan Church, Route 309 Orefield 610-398-0172. THURSDAYS • Schnecksville Sr. Citizens Club, 12 p.m. at Schnecksville Fire Co. 610-769-7570. • Polka, Laurel Fire Co. (3rd and 4th), 5 to 7 p.m. 610-262-2077. • Rotary Club of Slatington meeting, Woodstone Country Club, 6:15 p.m. 484-951-2468. • Al-Anon Family Group, St. John’s U.C.C. in Palmerton, 7 to 8 p.m. 570-861-4928. • American Legion Aux. of Slatington at Legion (1st), 7:30 p.m. 610-760-1098. • PA German Friends meeting (3rd), St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Allentown, 7 p.m. 610-767-7140. • GriefShare, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lehighton. 570-386-9960. FRIDAYS • Preschool Story Hour, Palmerton Library, 10:30 a.m. • Mom, Pop, and Tot class, 10 to 11 a.m. Northampton Rec. Center. Toddler based activities/group activities. 610-502-2990 or reccenter@rcn.com. • Polka and button box every Friday 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Northampton VFW. 610-2623891. SATURDAYS • Cancer Connections Group Meeting, Bethany Wesleyan Church (3rd Sat.), 10 a.m. • Forgotten Felines Cat and Kitten Adoptions, noon to 4 p.m. 6022 Mountain Rd., Germansville. 610-760-9009. SUNDAYS • Learning Experience & Discipleship classes, Bethany Wesleyan, 9 and 10:45 a.m.

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Grateful for the System submitted by former client JACOB HOSTETTER

If my adolescent self had known that I would be sitting here and writing to a community of foster children, parents, and social workers about my positive experience in the foster care system, I would not have believed it.  My story starts with my childhood in Locustdale, Pa., a small town in Schuylkill County.  I always thought my life was normal, but rather it was my perception of normality. I lived with my mother, father, older sister, younger brother, cats, and fish.  During my teenage years, I started to experiment with drugs and alcohol and eventually graduated to opiate pills.  My siblings and I shoplifted, vandalized, and skipped school.  It was due to all of these issues that Children and Youth Services eventually became involved in our lives. In June 2007, my CYS caseworker informed us that my mother was arrested and my father had fled the state.  Since no other family members lived in the immediate area, we were placed in the foster care system. As you can probably imagine, a fifteen-year-old kid taken from his family, friends, and lifestyle isn’t likely to be the nicest person to new foster parents,

but despite that I was accepted with no questions asked.  I was soon placed in the home of Michael and Tabitha Fidler who worked out of CONCERN’s Susquehanna Valley Regional Office.  My first day there, I tried to steal Mrs. Fidler’s cigarettes and cursed out Mr. Fidler.  Clearly, I had a pattern of disrespecting everything and everyone around me. Eventually, my new environment forced me to focus on other things such as schoolwork.  As it turns out, I had a brain in my head.  When I actually studied, I earned good grades.  This was something I had never done before. In May 2008, my siblings and I were told that we had a court hearing scheduled and that our parents might be there.  At that point, we hadn’t had contact with them for nearly a year due to their legal issues and when we arrived at the courthouse, there they were! We were scheduled for a few more visits, after which we would be allowed to live with our parents again.  Soon after our second visit on June 6, my father had a seizure and passed away.  A few years later, we learned he had died of a drug overdose. In June 2010, when it was time for me to graduate high school, Mrs. Fidler asked me what I planned on doing with my life.  Still grieving, I told her that I would do manual labor because that was what my father did for a living. Little did I know,

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the next thing she said would totally change the way I thought about my future: “Jake, you have a brain in your head and the resources available to go to college.”  With the support of my family, CONCERN, and Northumberland County Children and Youth Services, I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Susquehanna University in 2014. After graduation, I found employment as an addictions counselor in a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility.  This experience further taught me the importance of making healthy lifestyle and behavioral choices.  I look back on my negative behavior patterns and thank my good fortune that foster care interrupted a series of extremely poor choices. I did not always feel this way about foster care.  To be honest, I despised it.  The shock of being placed in a new environment and being pushed in a different direction made me angry and led me to rebel.  Looking back, I realize it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Our pain and challenges make us who we are today. Not all foster children are as fortunate as I, but I urge any foster child to remember that pain and fear do not have to define our entire future.  There is always hope that a negative situation is temporary and can be unexpectedly worthwhile.  To the foster parents and social workers, I

understand that sometimes it feels like the rewards are outweighed by the stress that goes into helping others, but you can make all the difference to a foster child. I still keep in regular contact with my foster parents and I cannot thank them enough for giving me their dedication when I needed it most.  With them as our role models, my wife and I plan to pay it forward by someday becoming foster parents and adopting our own foster children.

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Middle School Receives $1,200 Grant Submitted by CLAUDIA SHULMAN

Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation board members presented Mrs. Kristin Weller, 8th grade English/Language Arts teacher, with a check for $1200 at a presentation ceremony held in the Northampton Area Middle School on Friday, February 3. The grant will provide funding for the scheduled May 19 Holocaust Awareness Program organized by Mrs. Weller for all 8th graders in the Middle School. This Holocaust Program is a culminating activity for the 8th grade students’ study of “The Diary of Anne Frank” in their English classes. The daylong Program will include a 45 minute dramatization of the play version of “The Diary” by a theater group

from the Philadelphia Holocaust Awareness and Education Center. After the performance the students will be engaged in small group discussions led by their teachers and focused on the performance and text. Following this session, invited Holocaust survivor speakers will be escorted to classrooms where they will spend approximately 75 minutes sharing their personal stories, facilitating a question/answer period, and interacting with the students. Teacherled breakout sessions in the afternoon will focus on more in-depth discussions, as well as writing and art activities that will provide students with opportunities to demonstrate what they have learned through this enrichment experience that reinforces their classroom study. This is the second year that Mrs. Weller has organized this 8th grade educational activity, which was so successful last year. It is also the second year that the Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation has provided a grant to support this educational program, and it reflects the Foundation’s commitment to provide funding for “innovative programs which supplement and enhance the quality of education” while providing our students with “extended learning opportunities” that support “new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning.” VERETT

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Charlotte Fay’s Main Street Diner Recognized by Chamber as Business of the Month submitted by THE CHAMBER

The Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Charlotte Fay’s Main Street Diner as the February 2017 Business of the Month. Charlotte Fay’s opened in January of 2015 under the ownership of Jason Ruff. The diner offers guests an excellent menu of casual homemade American diner food along with specialty items for breakfast and lunch customers. Charlotte Fay’s Main Street Diner, conveniently located in the business district of Slatington, is owned and operated by Jason Ruff. Ruff is the diner cook, along with his father Brian. In addition, staff includes Stacey Brinker-Callaby, baker and server, Jacqueline Souliere, server, and Cristan McIntosh, server. The convenient location offers guests plentiful free parking. Their current menu includes a wide array of diner offerings; Belgian waffles and other breakfast selections are popular as well as comfort foods like grilled cheese and home cut fries topped with a delicious crab cake. The menu also features Ruff’s great-grandmother’s apple dumplings. In the near

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The Early Learning Center, located on the Schnecksville campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College, invites preschool children ages 3-5 along with a family member to spend an hour exploring the Reggio-inspired center and the numerous activities available. This session, held on Thursday, March 2, from 2 to 3 p.m., will begin and end with simple "Mindful" exercises designed to create selfawareness in young children. Attendance is free, however registration is requested. Please call LCCC’s ELC at 610-799-1165 or email elc@lccc.edu.

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Bethany Wesleyan Church News submitted by LORRAINE GUNDRUM

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Sie hot ihr eegni Apodeek; Do waare Tee vun yedre Sart Un aIle Sarde Warzel dart.

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Wann die Memm hot Dokder gschpielt Wann eens vun uns net gut hot gfiehlt, Do hot die Memm als Dokder gschpielt. Was waar sie doch so lieb un gut, Hot glei gewisst was helfe dutt, Un hen mer uns mol weh geduh, Dann kummt sie glei un frogt uns, "Wu ? Heeli, heeli, Hinkeldreck, Bis mariyefrieh iss alles weck;" So hot sie als beim Blose gsaat, Ya, des hot gholfe, immer graad. Un wann's aa ebbes schlimmers waar, Mer waare nie net lang in Gfaahr.

Mer braucht yuscht uff der Schpeicher geh, Do waar mol erscht der Salwei-Tee, Un Schlangewarzel, Edarn-Tee, Brunellegraut un was noch meh. Un Groddebalsem, Hollerblieht, Vun dem hot sie uns oft gebrieht. Es macht nichs aus was eens hot ghatt, 'S waar immer ebbes, hot gebatt. Im Friehyaahr, mit em schlechde Blut, Fer des waar Sassafrass so gut; Un Sulphur mit Molassich - O! Der G'schmack, der geht eem heit noch noh! Un hot mer's Gift im Summer grickt – Des hot gebisse un gezwickt! Mit Seiohr-bletter, siesser Raahm, Do waare glei die Schmatze zaahm, Im Winder mit verfrorne Fiess, Do waar eem's Lewe net so siess;

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Everything will go away by tomorrow morning.”

Baarfiessich in der Schnee geyaagt, Mer hen uns net emol beglaagt.

That she always said with blowing [on it], Yes, that helped, always, right away. And also when it was something worse, We were never long in danger.

Un's Kalt des setzt sich uff die Bruscht, Was hen mer in de Roi rum ghuuscht! Fer sell waar Daerbedien un Schmalz, En wollner Schtrump fer um der Hals.

Now this was always her way, She had her own pharmacy; Here were teas of all types And all sorts of roots.

Noh heilt en aagewaxe Kind, Dem kann sie helfe zimmlich gschwind; Des schmiert sie yuscht mit Gensfett ei, Dann iss der Druwwel ball verbei.

One just needs to go up to the upper floor, Here was first off, the sage tea, And rattlesnake root, horehound tea, Prunella and yet whatever more.

Die Reedle hen uns gaar nichs gschatt, Hen net emol der Dokder ghatt; Do hot sie Hollerbliet gekocht, Sell hot sie awwer raus gebrocht !

And American Pennyroyal, elderberry blooms, She often steeped these for us. It did not matter what we had, There was always something that gave relief.

Dann waare lose Millichzaeh, Wer wott dann do zum Dokder geh? Die hot sie gschlippt mit schtaericker Neez Un raus gezoppt - die Memm verschteht's.

In spring, with one sluggish blood, For this sassafras was so good; And Sulphur with molasses – Oh! The taste, that follows one to this day!

Am schlimmschde waar des Kasdereil! Des meen ich heit noch, waer fer Geil; Doch hen mer immer besser gfiehlt, Wann mol die Memm hot Dokder gschpielt. -John Birmelin

And when one got poison ivy in summer – This itched and tinged! With pig ear leaves and sweet cream, Here the pain was soon tamed.

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When mom played Doctor When one of us did not feel well, Here mom always played doctor. Yet how she was so dear and good, She soon knew what would help, And if we hurt ourselves once, Then mom came and asked us, “Where? – Heal, Heal; [like] chicken droppings

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In winder with frozen feet, Here one’s life was not very sweet; [We were] chased barefooted in the snow, We did not complain at all. And a cold that sets in the chest, How we all coughed around in turn! For that there was turpentine and lard, And a wool stocking for around the neck.

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Then a child with dry cough and pain in the side (pleurisy) cries, She can help that one pretty quick; She just rubs in goose fat for him, Then the trouble is soon gone.

people to treat rattlesnake bites and by others Native Americans to treat cold related symptoms. It can be found today in herbal remedies for the latter. Horehound tea: Used originally to treat cold symptoms, it was later found in the form of cold lozenges; but it fell in disuse after the FDA claimed it to be an ineffective ingredient in a 1989 report. Prunella: It is used today as an astringent or an herb to lower fever and blood pressure; that may have been its original usage as well. American Pennyroyal: It was used as a tea to regulate the bowels. It was equated with sage tea among some of the Dutch. As an herb, it still has some questionable uses today. Sassafras tea or Sulphur with molasses: Blood was believed to become thicker and lower in volume during winder so a tea from sassafras leaves or a tonic from sulfur and molasses was used. (By contrast some baking molasses today is described as ‘unsulphured’.) For more information on medicinal remedies among the Dutch: Brendle, Thomas R. Folk Medicine of the Pennsylvania Germans. (Unger, Claude W., co-auth.) The Pennsylvania German Society. Vol XLV. 1935. Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2014: https://archive.org/ details/pennsylvaniagerm06penn .

The measles did not harm us at all, We did not have the doctor one time; For this she cooked elderberry blossoms, That brought them out (got rid of them). Then there were loose baby teeth, Who would in this instance go to a doctor? These she snared with starched thread, And pulled them out – mom understands it. The worst was that castor oil! That I still think today would be for horses; Yet we always felt better, When mom played doctor. [The usage of some of the herbal remedies listed in this poem are no longer common knowledge, so perhaps a little more detail would be appropriate for them. Sage tea: Used by the Dutch to treat sore throats and also as a hair wash. It is still used for sore throats and coughs, often as a gargle. Rattlesnake root: Originally used by the Seneca

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Grade 9 Distinguished Honors Tyler Antonis, Carmen Azar, Lanai Barker, Laura Bealer, Katlin Beenders, Matthew Bickel, Kennedy Bigelow, Lauryn Bodish, Cassandra Borzillo, Nicholas Caiazzo, Collin Christein, Jacob Christman, B Abigail Czarnecki, Zandra Dayoub, Aaron Denker, Daniel Ehritz, Madison Eisenhart, Destiny Fenstermaker, Madison Fraley, Pauline Francisco, Justin Fry, Jordan Geroulo, Jaylin Guerrera, Zachary Gula, Miranda Heffelfinger, Raymond Hicks, Angelina Hock, Henry Hoffman, Isabella Huertas, Riley Jones, Michael Kapustic, Austin Knoll, Gavin Kocher, Payce Korpics, Lois Krieger, Aidan Kromer, Lena Kugelman, Michael Kuzio, Lauren Lalik, Broderick Lane, Evan Lapp, Jennifer Le, Zachary Maiella, Leah McCann, Jordan McCarthy, Madison McCloskey, Caitlin McCullough, Alexis McDonald, Marissa Mele, Courtney Milisits, Jonathan O'Rourke, Sarrah Ramos, Joshua Rehrig, Jordan Reuber, Georgous Sankari, John Sankari, Benjamin Schaffer, Lauren Schaller, Jacob Schwartz, Rose Sharga, Cecelia Sommers, Jacob Steger, Miriam Tarkochev, Alex Tews, Morgan Thomas, Isaiah Tyler, Rebecca VanBlargan, Dario Walnock, Danielle Weaver, Emily Wegrzyn, Jarrett Weiss, Adeline Weitknecht, Stephanie Weller, Colin Werkheiser, SuhasYalamarti High Honors Michael Bartlett, Jessica Begliomini, Melissa Bernatovich, MaKenzie Bernhard, Madison Biechy, Joseph Booth, Isabella Bordonaro, Alexis Chordas, Zachary Christman, Skyler Coffin, Marques Cofre, Spencer Cole, Cameron Cooper, Cydney Dauscher, Robert Drosnock, Alexa Ehrgott, Taylor Fegley, Matthew Fenstermaker, Bryce Fisher, Dylan Fodor, Dominick Fragano, Ashley Frankenfield, Vince Gallagher, Jacob Galle, Jordan Gebhardt, Tyler Gora, Cheyenne Gross, Macy Hafner, Mikayla Hartley, Alanna Hartzell, Paige Heffner, Sydney Heffner,

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Grade 11 Distinguished Honors Zackery Acevedo, Beth Albright, Samuel Arnold, Megan Beers, Erica Belovich, Jennah Best, Chandler Biechy, Mason Bunce, Alyssa Chomitzky, Kayla Christopher, Chase Clapp, Brandi Davidson, Jenna Diefenderfer, Capri DiSaverio, Natalie Filchner, Hannah Flaven, Faith Fritz, Karissa Fritz, Erik Fulks, Eileen Gallagher, Victoria Gardineer, Spencer Gerhard, Donovan Gill, Mackenzie Harry, Ashley Hildebrand, Eric Hinkle, Lauren Kemmerer, Carissa Kern, Nicholas Kern, Julia Kester, Cole Kleppinger, Antonio Landi, Olivia Lucas, Xander Marakovits, Lane Markulics, Kolton Mast, Meghan McGraw, Kyle McLaughlin, Janessa Meixner, Gregory Milnes, Anthony Primeau, Makenzie Reinhard, Shannon Reinhard, Laura Rex, Lindsay Rinker, Naomi Rubi, Olivia Saylor, Hope Scott, Mikayla Siegfried, Nicole Somers, Hailey Souders, Kelsey Stevens, Christian Stezelberger, Lauren Thomas, Emily Weindel, Cory Weisenberger, Emily Ziegenfuss High Honors Heather Alich, Skye Bachman-Haftl, Angela Barhoum, Jadon Barnett, Emily Bartholomew, Aubrey Bealer, Tyler Bell, Aliza Bodzin, Aubrey Boronski, Mitchell Bozik, Jenna Buskirk, Kara Campbell, Brianna Cattano, Ashley Coughlin, Olivia Daniels, Logan Davidson, Madelyn Deloglos, Camryn Devitt, Alexandra Farkas, Elizabeth Fehnel, Drew Filchner, Zachary Fodor, Nicholas Franko, Austin Frey, Jarin Gaumer, Megan Giangiulio, Rita Giangiulio, Brianna Glose, Matthew Gulla, Nicholas Herman, Sydney Hillborn, Austin Hoffman, Ty Hooven, Yusuf Horuz, Alexandra Horvath, Carson Keefe, Sammy Khalouf, Julia Kohler, Daniel Krieger, Zechariah Lambert, Kevin Laudano, Molly Laury, Kaitlyn Leh, Lily Lindner, Gabrielle Mazzola, Katelyn McKitrick, Daniel Mele, Elizabeth Moore, Morgan Mullen, Alexander Murphy, Ketlen Nikritin, Logan Ninos, Rylee O'Donnell, Payton Orlando, Leonardo Ortiz, Emmalee Raines, Shawna Reese, Jade Rindock, Victoria Roe, Trey Rubino,Vito Russo, Douglas Sacco, Sarah Schmidt, Lila Shokr, Sarah Shook, Claire Smith, Kendra Sommers, Victoria Sousa, Julia Continued on page 24

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10 Things No One Tells You About

the Wedding Day

No matter how many weddings you've attended before, or how many times you've been a bridesmaid, there are some things you just don't find out about until your own wedding day. By RACHEL TORGERSON

Talk to anyone who’s gone through it before and they'll tell you that your wedding day absolutely flies by. You'll be so busy going from one thing to the next that before you know it, you'll be cutting the cake! Any number of wedding planning advice articles will tell you that you need an emergency kit (just in case!), that it can be difficult to use the bathroom in your ball gown and to make sure to pack a stain remover. But also, there are all these intangible, special moments that make up the wedding day itself. Here, 10 truths about the wedding day that no one ever talks about. 1. Ten minutes before the ceremony is the most nervewracking part. The time leading up to the walk down the aisle will be the most anxiety-ridden 10 minutes

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3. You'll definitely cry. Okay, this one might not be such a secret. What is it about weddings that makes everyone so emotional anyway? All we can say is that crying is basically inevitable. And since you already know the waterworks are coming, the best thing to do is just be prepared. Wear waterproof makeup (or even get eyelash extensions), keep some mascara and lipstick readily available for quick touch-ups, and store some tissues nearby—you'll need them. 4. Your face will hurt from smiling so much. Thousands of pictures aside, you'll be smiling all day because

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it's going to be the best day ever. You're marrying your best friend, after all! Between finally "making it official" with your fiance and dancing like crazy with all of your close friends and family, there's literally no reason to frown (even if it rains). 5. You'll be amazed by the love and support of your family and friends. They all showed up for one reason—you! You and your soon-to-be spouse will get all—and we really mean all—of the attention. You may not even be able to eat dinner, since you'll have so many people to talk to and so many pictures Continued on page 30

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to take. Between the pinches on the cheek from your grandma and the side-punches from your college pals, you'll be overcome by the love and support of those around you. 6. You'll want a little alone time. In fact, you might be so overcome that you may want to take a few moments just for you, or the two of you. Some of the most special minutes of the day are the few you get to spend alone—preparing for what's to come— or together with your new spouse, taking it all in. 7. You might be a little exhausted. Let's face it, you won't get too much sleep the night before your wedding. Between stressing over the seating chart, a tiff with your mom, or just overall excitement for the day to come, you'll be seriously lacking in shuteye. Pro tip: Under-eye concealer will be your best friend. 8. It won't all go as planned. Something might end up going wrong. It could be little, or it could be big, but our best advice is to soldier on and try to think of the big picture. Can you solve this problem easily? Does it make a huge difference in the long run? Are your guests still having fun? Are you having fun? If these questions are easily answered, then

don't sweat it—just keep enjoying your celebration, and feel free to delegate tasks to planners and relatives so you don't have to deal with drama. 9. The most magical moment will be when you least suspect it. We promise that the most special moment of the day, or weekend, is going to be something you never expected. A stolen minute or two with your soon-to-be spouse, a hug from your dad, or an impromptu speech by your college roommate could end up meaning the world to you. 10. You'll feel different. Even if you and your other half have been cohabiting for years, once you're legally wed, things will feel official. It might just be a slight shift or it could feel like a noticeable change, but it will definitely seem like the real deal.

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Mother-of-the-Bride

Whether you’re an experienced MOB or this is your first time, preparing for your daughter’s wedding may be hard to navigate. Many mothers struggle with knowing exactly what their role as Mother-of-the-Bride entails, and to be honest, there’s no hard and fast list of duties. It all comes down to how involved you feel comfortable being and how involved your daughter wants you to be. With that said, here’s our list of situations you might

encounter in your role as Mother-of-the-Bride and how to handle them. Planning Planning the big day is a roller coaster of emotions – there’s excitement, stress, joy, anxiety, and a million and one things to do. As the MOB, helping with wedding planning and organizing is like that 4th grade science project you helped out with all Continued on page 34

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those years ago times a hundred.You may be more or less involved depending on your daughter, but either way you’ll likely be a part of the planning process, which can include helping plan the guest list, picking colors, venues, linens, cake flavors, bridal shower, dress shopping, and more! Just ask your daughter what SHE wants your help with.   Support One of your many roles as Mother-of-the-Bride is to provide support for your daughter. Whether it’s stress from planning or just pre-wedding jitters, you have the opportunity to share your experience with her and remind her that everything will be all right. Support her choices when it comes to wedding planning even if you don’t agree because at the end of the day it’s her wedding not your chance to relive yours. Family Traditions This is your opportunity to share any family traditions or heirlooms with your daughter. Family traditions are a great way to combine your family’s past with your daughter’s future, but remember that your job is to provide advice and knowledge about these traditions, not to become the enforcer. For some brides family tradition is everything, but for others it’s not something they want to incorporate into their wedding day. Just do your best to be open to whatever your daughter decides. Whatever your role as MOB entails, trust your instincts, and don’t sweat the small stuff. However, if you do find yourself a little overwhelmed, take a look at our Wedding Planning Checklist. This will help you help your daughter know everything she needs to consider, and then ask her where she’d like your assistance.

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• I had a friend that threw a temper tantrum, complete with screaming and foot stomping, because her grandmother had the audacity to die a few hours before her wedding. She said it would throw off the seating arrangements, because now there would be a big empty space. • My G/F’s mother’s wedding two years ago her future brother-in-law was missing for two weeks. He was supposed to be the best man, but on a delivery he vanished and no one knew where he went. That morning her future husband got a call that the police had found him. He had been shot two times and died in a ditch, the delivery truck full of packages was gone. The husband was horrified and told the bride that he can’t get married today. She slapped him and stormed out screaming that she can’t believe the HE could be so selfish that today wasn’t just about him and his stupid brother. News@TownAndCountryGazette.com || FEBRUARY 16, 2017


Shoes

The land mine to avoid when purchasing your shoes is making sure they do not pinch in the toe box or rub the top, tip and sides of your toes. That could lead to the formation of blisters and corns. So make sure you have enough wiggle room in the toe box of the shoe. If the shoes are too narrow or wide, by the end of your night your feet will probably be screaming at you to take them off. Feet can swell after being on them all day. Blisters and corns can form on the toes due to constant rubbing, friction and the toes trying to grab the floor of the shoe for stability. If you have developed bunions or hammer toes over the years you now have to accommodate those bony issues when buying your shoes. Having a narrow heel can also cause problems when buying shoes because of heel slippage. Bunions can trigger the big toe joint to get red, swollen and painful by the end of the night. Hammer toes can increase the chance of developing blisters. Shoes that are too wide can cause the balls of your feet to slide and burn because of excess movement within the toe

box area of the shoe. Wedding shoes that have too steep of a pitch such as 4-5 inch heel can initiate muscle spasms in the arch, pain in the ball of the foot and toe cramping. That is because the muscles in the arch of your foot are getting tired and are beginning to fatigue from the stress of being on your feet that day. Most women will throw caution to the wind and think, who cares it’s my wedding day and I can endure any minor foot pain. However, it is always better to wear wedding shoes that are comfortable, supportive and will last the entire night. This Is How You Do It!  Always look for shoes with soft leather because the last thing you want to do is break in your wedding shoes. Placing over-the-counter arch supports in your shoes is the best way to prevent muscle spasms and arch fatigue during the wedding day. They will also reduce the burning or ball of the foot pain from wearing 4-5 inch heels. An additional benefit is that there should be less jamming, redness and swelling of the great toe joint due to the acute pitch of the shoe. An added bonus is that they can also take leg and low back fatigue away too after a long night of partying! Bring your wedding shoes with you if you buy them at a local store to insure proper fitmaking sure there is enough room for both your foot and the arch support, some products can be too bulky. Buying arch supports online is another option and there are arch products that can just fit in the arch of the wedding shoe regardless of heel height or style. Just peel the adhesive backing off and stick them in. When online type in key words such as, arch supports for fashion footwear, instant arch support or arch support for high heels or wedding shoes. Another way to provide your feet with instant comfort is to place a soft thin inner sole in your shoes they will reduce friction and burning as well as provide extra padding. And she walked happily down the aisle with her feet feeling great and said “I Do!”

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Christ U.C.C., Little Moore Danielsville, 610-837-6051 W 9 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m.

Good Shepherd U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-9680 (HA) W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

Christ U.C.C. Walnutport, 610-767-1601 W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. (HA)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville, 610-262-9517 W Sun. 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-8500 W 9 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m.

Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) W 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m.

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Covenant United Methodist Church Bath, 610-837-7517 HA W 8 & 10:30 a.m. SS (all ages) 9:15 a.m.

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

Ebenezer United Church of Christ New Tripoli, 610-298-8000 SS 9 a.m.; W 10:15 a.m.

All Saints Episcopal Church Lehighton, 610-377-2675 W 10 a.m. SS 9 a.m.

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Lehighton, 610-377-6900. W 9 a.m. www.ebenezerumclehighton.com

Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-2668 (HA/N) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

Egypt Community Church Egypt, 610-262-4961 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526 W 8:30 a.m.

Emmanuel U.C.C. Bowmanstown W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Palmerton (HA/N) W 8 & 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m.

Faith Independent Church of Christ Walnutport 610-737-5390 (Pastor) W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

Hope Lutheran Church Cherryville, 610-767-7203 (HA/N) Sun. W 8 & 10:30 a.m. SS 9:15 a.m.

Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church Slatington, 610-767-2214 W Sat. 5 p.m. Sun. 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Ben Salem United Church of Christ Lehighton, 570-386-3870 W 8/10:30 a.m. SS (all ages) 9:15 a.m. Bethany Wesleyan Church Cherryville, 610-767-1239 (N) Sat. 5 p.m. Encounter. W Sun. 9 & 10:45 a.m. HA for all services and W & SS for Sunday mornings Bethel U.C.C. Slatington, 484-547-8335 W 10 a.m. SS 9 a.m. Blue Mountain Community Church Palmerton, 610-826-8402 W 9:15 a.m., SS 11:15 a.m. Chapman Quarries United Methodist Bath, 610-837-0935 (HA) W 11 a.m. SS 10 a.m. Christ’s Church at Lowhill UCC New Tripoli W 10 a.m., SS during worship

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Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church Ashfield, 610-377-4242 W 8:30 a.m. SS 10 a.m.

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

Grace United Church of Christ Northampton, 610-262-7186 (HA) W 10:30 a.m. SS 9:15 a.m. Heidelberg Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-4740 (HA) W 11 a.m., SS 9:45 am Heidelberg U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-4740 (HA) W 8:30 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. Heritage Baptist Church Orefield, 610-395-4970 (N) W 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m.

Jerusalem Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-681-5200 W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Jerusalem U.C.C. Palmerton, 610-681-4412 W 9 & 10:30 a.m.

Faith Wesleyan Church Route 309, Orefield (HA/N) 610-398-0172 W 10:45 a.m. SS 9:30 a.m.

Kingdom Life Family Center Orefield (N) W 10 a.m.

First U.C.C. Palmerton W 9 a.m., SS 10 a.m.

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

Friedens U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-7099 (HA) W 10:30 a.m.

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

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Living Water Community Church Parryville, 610-737-1450 (HA) W Sat. 6 p.m., Com. 1st Sat. BS Thurs. 7 p.m. Mountain View Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-759-7553 W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Northampton Assembly of God Cherryville Rd., 610-262-5645 W 10:15 a.m. & 6 p.m. SS 9:30 a.m. Northampton Lutheran Parish Holy Trinity Slovak & Zion SS 8:45 a.m.,W 10 a.m. at Zion 1904 Main St., 610-261-1812 Interim Pastor Bruce MacLaughlin Northern Lehigh Bible Fellowship Church Walnutport, 610-434-8661 W 10:30 a.m. People’s E.C. Church Lehighton W 8:30/10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Sacred Heart Church Palmerton (HA) W Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 8:30 & 11 a.m. Salem United Methodist Church Danielsville (N) W 9:30 a.m., SS 11 a.m. Salem United Methodist Church Aquashicola 610-826-2577 W 11 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m., 2nd Sunday Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Salem United Methodist Church Slatedale, 610-767-5632 W 10 a.m. Shepherd’s Chapel www.shepherdschapel.com Regional online fellowship. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Whitehall, 610-262-1600 W 8/10:15 a.m., SS 8:50 a.m. Slatington Baptist Church Slatington, 610-767-6276 W 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church Palmerton W 8 & 10 a.m. 610-826-2611 St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-826-7766 W 10:30 a.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-6361 W 8 & 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. (HA/N)

Trinity E.C. Church Berlinsville, 610-767-1167 W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m.

St. John’s U.C.C. Palmerton (HA) W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

Trinity E.C. Church Slatington, 484-553-0218 W 10 a.m., Bible Study Wed 7 p.m.

St. John’s U.C.C. Laury's Station (HA) W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church Lehighton, 610-377-4303 SW 9:30 a.m. 1st Saturday 5 p.m. W/Holy Communion 1st Tuesday 10 a.m. Quiet Communion Sunday Church SchoolAges 3 through grade 6, 10:45 a.m. through May 28, 2017

St. John’s U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-5554 (HA/N) W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 a.m. St. John’s U.C.C. - Howertown Northampton, 610-262-8666 (HA/N) W 9:30 a.m. SS 9:30 a.m. St. John’s E.L.C. Lehighton, 570-386-9960 W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. St. Matthew’s E.L.C. Lehighton 610-377-2972 W 8:30 a.m., SCS 10a.m. Rev. Michael Frost St. Matthew’s U.C.C. Kunkletown, 610-381-2442 W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 a.m. St. Nicholas R.C. Berlinsville, 610-767-3107 W (M-F) 8:30 a.m., Sat 4:30 p.m., Sun 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. St. Paul’s U.C.C. of Indianland Cherryville, 610-767-5751 (HA/N) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m. St. Paul’s U.C.C. Northampton, 610-261-2910 (HA/N) W 10:15 a.m. SS 9 a.m. St. Peter’s Church of Emerald Emerald, 610-767-6233 (HA) W 10:15 a.m., Com. 1st Sun., SS 9 a.m. AWANA 6 p.m., BS 9 a.m. & 6 p.m. Tues., 10 a.m. Wed., 7 p.m. St. Peter’s U.C.C. Northampton (HA) W & SS 9 a.m. St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Palmerton, 610-826-2359 Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. The Church of God Palmerton, 610-826-4972 W 10:15 a.m.

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Trinity U.C.C. Coplay, 610-262-8933 (HA, N) W 9:30 a.m. Sunday Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 (HA, N) W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. United Presbyterian Church of Slatington Slatington, 610-767-8113 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Union United Church of Christ Neffs, 610-767-6961 (HA/N) W 8 & 10:30 a.m., Children 10:30 a.m. Valleyview Baptist Church Northampton, 610-837-5894 (HA & N) W 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Walnutport Seventh Day Adventist 610-767-8939 W 11 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church Whitehall, 610-434-8661 W 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m. Whitehall Mennonite Church Egypt, 610-262-1270 (N) W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Zion U.C.C. Lehighton, 610-377-1191 W 8:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Zion’s Stone U.C.C. Northampton, 610-262-1133 W 10:15 a.m.. SS 9 a.m. KEY: W–Worship, SS–Sunday School, N–Nursery, HA–Handicapped Accessible, BS–Bible Study, SG–Study Group

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Slatington Library News submitted by LOUISE BECHTEL

The Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of p.m. at the library. Have you ever wanted to learn a Commerce held their first Friday event “Spirits and new language? Rosetta Stone is now available for Spirits: Locked in the library” on Friday, February 3. free through a link on the library’s website. There Over 60 brave souls entered the library in hopes of are 30 different languages available to learn. The communicating with lingering spirits. Eight Oaks Diabetes lecture for February will be on Wednesday, Craft Distillers provided a few more spirits and Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. The topic for the month is “Herbal everyone had a good time. The library board and Medications.”The Slatington Library Book Club will staff wish to thank the Chamber for their interest meet on Monday, Mar. 6, at 1 p.m. The club is currently and support. The library is running a 50/50 raffle. reading “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Tickets are available at the library, one ticket for $2 Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. and three tickets for $5. The drawing will be held on Newcomers are welcome. Copies are available at Monday, April 24, at the Woman’s Club of Slatington the library. Are you an Amazon shopper? If you are, Arts Night at the library. The library currently has a shop www.smile.amazon.com and select the position open for a board member from the borough Slatington Library and we will receive 1% of what of Walnutport. If you live in Walnutport, are interested you spend as a donation. You can use your existing in the position, or would like to know more about account. There’s always a book sale at the library. what the position entails; please call the library. The Books are $1 a bag. The library takes donations of library boardBEAT consists the of three members fromwith each the books. WeAnnual do not take encyclopedias, National winter blues 20th of the municipalities that make up the Northern Geographic Magazines or Reader’s Digest Condensed St. John Neumann Regional School H.S.A. Lehigh School District, The boroughs of Slatington Books. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday, and Walnutport and Washington Township. The 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Thursday and Sunday. Contact us at 610-767-6461. Any questions thisRegional information please Held at:th Annual Sacred Heart Church/St. Johnconcerning Neumann BEAT the winter blues with the 20 contactAvenue Louise Bechtel at the library St. John Neumann Regional School-H.S.A. School Gymnasium 259 Lafayette Palmerton, PA at 610-767-6461.

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Northern Lehigh High School Honor Roll For the 2nd Marking Period submitted by JAMIE FARBER

The Northern Lehigh Senior High School honor roll for the second marking period of the 20162017 school year, as announced by Mr. Robert Vlasaty, Principal, is as follows: Principal’s List: 12th Grade: Ashley Anderson, Megan Bailey, Quinn Benner, Michael Berger, Everette Bevans, Wyatt Delans, Jessica Evans, Ryan Farber, Britni Fenstermaker, Isaac Fritchman, Meghan Handwerk, Breanna Hoffman, Tyler Hoffman, Karlyna Kemery, Jennifer Knerr, Shelby Kreglow, Maddie Ligenza,

Accepting Applications Lincoln Manor Apartments One and Two BR Apartments plus One BR Accessible Apartments Security Deposit, One year Lease, and Income Verifications required. Call or write: Lincoln Manor, 320 Oak St. Walnutport, PA 18088 610-767-9232 TDD 711

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Monica Mankos, Nicholas Miller, Zachary Motter, Ezra Neff, Jackie Ni, Alycia Nunez, Casey Repsher, Lindsey Rice, Tyler Roth, Elline Santos, Kiera Shellhammer, Andrea Snyder, Ashley Wilk 11th Grade: Carmen Alvaro, Katherine Clouse, Destinee Cruz, Tori Csanadi, Nathan Cunfer, Jerod Czarnecki, Gabriel Delong, Kyle Detweiler, Ryan Fine, Seth Frohnheiser, Kristi Grabarits, Kaitlin Hoffman, Trevor Hoffman, Kyle Krempasky, Kevin Kressler, Samantha Lambert, Nicholas Lehman, Zachary Long, Annelise Lutz, Bridget Lynch, Kathryn McGeehan, Pierce McGowan, Jenny Ni, Chase Ohlson, Jillian Olewine, Jason Pepe, Katrina Redline, Emme Reiser, Sarah Rello, Carson Russell, Zainab Salih, Sagan Schaffer, Blake Schuck, Tiffani Traugher, Katie Ziegler 10th Grade: Emily Bachman, Tyler Bandle, Amber Cieri, Austin Deibert, Danielle Delong, Franki Dibilio, Luke Eitner, Charles Fleischmann, Katie Guelcher, Cory Hammond, Barry Hausman, Nathan Keller, Preston Kemery, Jamie Knerr, Zoe Kondravy, Quinton Mack, Anthony Mammana, Michael Martineau, Lexi Meckes, Abigail Merkle, Madison

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Posivak, Erin Rigby, Olivia Romig, Aaron Rudolph, 11th Grade: Riley Adams, Danielle Doll, Kaitlin Joshua Satterlee, Emma Schmoyer, Shayla Smith, Fink, Tyler Hallam, Paige Hemingway, Danielle Calista Smoyer, Madyson Sterner, Nicholas Stinson, Hoffman, Rachel Holmes, Jacob Mankos, Michael Brianna Strohl, Morgan Thomas, Julia Thomason, McKinney, Cailie Niebell, Hunter Oberle, Samantha Caleb Wanamaker, Molly Wilk, Kaitlyn Yesik, Ivan Papay, Rose Quigley, Kira Rex, Robert Shoff, Justin Zheng Steier, Ian Trumbauer, Jenna Zarkoski, Emily Zellner 9th Grade: Madison Amorim, Harlee Bachman, 10th Grade: Leigha Bauder, Christopher Fine, Mason Bennett, Alec Berger, Jagger Bolton, Jason Brandon Hess, Sean Kreglow, Scott Schaeffer, Noah Check, Cole Cheesbrough, Maddison Cunfer, Sylvia Smith, Alyssa Snyder, Damian Williams Dise, Autumn Dotterer, Sabrina Grabarits, Nathan 9th Grade: Hannah Albert, Paige Bauer, JadeGreen, Lauren Hoffman, Madison Hoffman, Alicia Amber Cool, Madison Davis, Zachari Halkias, Horn, Paige Hude, Makenzie Hunsicker, Tyler Kidd, Allison Handwerk, Benjamin Lehman, Andrew Dylan Kuntz, Tyler Lindsay, Tyler Long, Alison Lorah, Mosko, Rebecca Weist Kayleen Martinez-Torres, Aurora McGovern, Jada Continued on page 42 Mills, Zachary Moyer, Preston O’Connor, Reagan Pender, Madison Peters, Cadence Rehrig, Ava Rosario, Austin Rudolph, Brianna Shuck, Catherine Shelly, Carter Smith, Shyanna Williams, Brandon Danielsville, Lehigh Township, PA Danielsville, Lehigh Township, PA Zellner 610-767-2664 610-767-2664 High Honor Roll: Hall Availablefor for Your Your Special Occasion Hall Available Special Occasion 12th Grade: Jocelyn Andion, Rebecca Barley, Seating 200 Guests Gavin Bauer, Tiffany Bowers, Jadynn Chando, Alyssa Seating for for upuptoto 200 Guests Dominguez, Jocilyn Duschak, Joseph Egan, Tanner a Bowling Party Today! HaveHave aSixBowling Party Today! Lanes Available Filchner, Danielle Fleming, Nicole Foust, Danielle Six Lanes Available Available for Members & Non-Members Gochenauer, Annabel Hillegas, Madeline Call 610-767-2664 to Schedule Your Event Available for Members & Non-Members Holzheuser, Makayla Keretz, Sabrina Lunderman, Call 610-767-2664 to Schedule Your Event *Members Only - Kitchen Open* Julia Malave, Gaige Miller, Robert Schaeffer, Visit: www.dvilledemoclub.org Sunday Open Bowling Rebecca Snyder, Haley Stragratanio 3:00pm - 8:00pm *Members Only - Kitchen Open* Sunday

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Bulldog Honor Roll Continued from page 41

Honor Roll: 12th Grade: Dylan Berger, Cameron Deibert, Anthony Evangelist, Lynette Everitt, Brittany Gangaway, Mason Gossy, Ryan Hoffer,Tabitha Marsh, Lena Morales, Serena Remaley, Jeremy Schmick, Alison Steuer, Star Stragratanio, Isabel Surano, Daylee Wallace 11th Grade: Megan Adams, Giovani Colon, Kyara Cotton, Brianna Dewalt, Hunter Haas, Jonathan Hunsicker, Ashley Kolb, Aja Liciaga, Ayden Lopinto, Angel Martinez, Annie McIntyre, Bryson Minnich, Serenity Mohr, Alexis Moser, Kiara Motino, Paige

Neff, Amelita Pjetrovic, Abigail Quigley, Mason Seiler, Sydney Skepton, Mark Spalding, Kara Steckel, Zakari Sullivan, Seanna Thomas, Evan Williams, Sophia Williams, Megan Witczak 10th Grade: Dominic Bandle, Anthony Bardelli, James Behler, Dylan Derkits, Joshua Fritchman, Eliza Hall, Edge Kroll, Jack Ligenza,Trevor Miechur, Rachel Nonnemacker, Cayla Novicki, Aryanna Papovich, Michael Patterson, Jada Saeger, Nicholas Seier, Devin Slack 9th Grade: Preston Bauer, Tia Behler, Colton Falenwolfe, Cole Hankee, Alexa Hartman, Xavier Martinez, Bettylou McDevitt, Alissa Melendez, Noah Myers,Taylor Reitz, John Rizzotto, Jeremy Sandholm, Tyler Sherman, Joseph Skepton, Samuel Weaber

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Events “Beat The Winter Blues Pancake Breakfast” The SERVANT Community Outreach Group of Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville is holding an all you can eat pancake breakfast featuring our famous Toppings Bar on Saturday, February 25 from 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, toppings bar, coffee/tea, orange juice. $5 for adults; $3 for children 3 to 12, under 3 free. Proceeds provide funding for community outreach programs to our veterans, first responders and other community needs and programs. (2/16) Jerusalem Lutheran Church 500 Church Drive Palmerton (Trachsville) is hosting their spring basket social on Saturday March 11 from 9 - 2. There will be theme baskets (2 will have $25 hidden inside) a raffle, door prizes, refreshments, soup by the quart and bake sale. Come for lunch and try your luck. (3/2)

For Sale Black & Decker electric hedge trimmer 24” blade. Still in the box, brand new, never used. $60.00 Call 610-767-2266 (3/2)

Help Wanted Church sexton part-time position: available at St. Paul’s UCC Northampton. Call 610-2612910 to apply. (2/16) Freelance Writers Needed: Do you have an interest in local government and community news? We are looking for freelance

writers to cover municipal meetings and news in Nazareth and Northampton for a weekly newspaper. A journalism background and working knowledge of AP Style is a plus. Please send your resume and writing samples to news@ townandcountrygazette.com.

Personals Dear One. Know that you are in my heart. (2/16) GWM looking for the same, between the ages of 60 and 70. Write to resident: P.O. Box 65, Northampton, PA 18067. (2/16) SWM, 52: clean, healthy, and financially secure seeks romantic female 35-50 for dating, friendship, companionship. Any race OK. Call Joe at 484-719-0704 24/7, leave message, will return call. (2/16)

Myrtle Beach Condo: Privately owned unit within Landmark Resort located on the ocean in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more info and rates please visit tlarthur. wixsite.com/sunstone. (2/16) Room For Rent: Walnutport, furnished, utilities inc. Use of deck and grill, convenient parking. Clean and quiet. Laundry on premises. No pets. One person only. Call 610-767-5864 after 10 a.m. Appt. only. (3/2) Slatington Hotel: Clean, safe, quiet, nicely furnished rooms, $90-$120/week. Private and shared bathrooms. Color TV and cable incl. HBO. Up-charge for A/C and on-premise parking. Internet avail. Furnished effic. apts also available. 732-309-9671. (12/21/17)

Real Estate for Rent 3 bedroom house for one to three adults only. No children or pets. Swamp Hollow Road, Slatington. $700 per month. Call 610-767-5454. (2/16) Apartment Slatington: New 2 bedroom, spacious, eat-in kitchen, living room, bathroom with linen closet, one-piece tub shower. NO PETS, W/S/G included. $590 + utilities, security required. Call 610-390-8691. (12/21/17) Egyptian Sands Motel: Room for Rent: Private bath, maid service, all utilities included, clean, quiet, safe, $185/week or $620/month, call 610-262-8050 for details. (5/18)

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Services Available ABZOLUTE ENTERPRIZEZ: Chimney specialists. Relinings, Caps, Cleanings, Repairs, Waterproofing, Chimneys built, etc. Established 1995. 570-325-5727. (5/4) Don Hartwig Sharpening Service: Saw Chain, Mower Blades, Scissors, Knives, Clipper Blades, Carbide Tip Saws, and much more. 4728 Mountain Rd. Slatington. 610-767-9164. (12/21/17) HOUSECLEANING: Apartment $30. House $6O. Once weekly, every 2 weeks, monthly or once in awhile. Over 30 years experience! Excellent references. I bring my own supplies. Call: 484-623-4286 or 610-704-9536. (2/16) Tim's 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 or 610-751-6182 (3/16)

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Northern Lehigh Middle School’s High Honor Roll/ Honor Roll for the 2nd Marking Period submitted by TRICIA WAYLEN

The Northern Lehigh Middle School honor roll for the second marking period of the 2016-2017 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: Michael J. Adams, Riley H. Albert, Makenzie L. Brungard, Erica N. Detweiler, Hailey M. Evans, Gage T. Giering, Brady M. Hanzarik, Patrick

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Krasenics, Brenton J. Krempasky, Destiny J. Landis, Jaden T. Marlatt, Shaina S. Mazzocca, Dylan D. Miller, Chase A. Misera, Ardit Mujovic, Gino-Carlos Nurena, Francine D. Ohlson, Grant P. Olewine, Trinity M. Packard, Lucas L Rauch, Maggie Reitz, Abberly R. Ressler, Justin M. Ruiz-Nagy, Alena G. Snyder, Joshua A. Sollars, Blake T. Sterner, Corinne Verba, Adalena H. Warmkessel, Charles E. Wilk, Aidan G. Williams, Collin J. Winter, Evan M. Zambo, Hunter I. Zehner, Paige M. Zellner 7th Grade: Jovannie J. Avila, Aiden E. Carrion, Mikel D. Chase, Christian A. Davila, Brooke A Delancey, Kaiden S. Dos Santos, Matthew J. Frame, Toby N. Frantz, Alexandrea S. Garcia, Daniel A. Gonzalez, Jaleena M. Graham, Hailey S. Hafer, Cole J. Hausman, Hunter H. Henritzy, Brianna N. Hess, Morgan A. Hoffner, Kyra S. Horack, Colby R. Jackovitz, Chase H. Jones, Eric J. Kraynik, Brianna S. Kuhns, Rebekah L. McGeehan, Brynn R. Messinger, Brett A. Misera, Gabrielle K. Myster, Emma J. Niebell, Briana S. Ojeda, Elizabeth Panetta, Aiden J. Pesesko, Alicia J. Quattrocchi, Mickayla J. Reinstein, Isaac D. Rosario, Saige R. Schellenberg, Skylar R. Schellenberg, Robert J. Schramel, Ava L. Segur, Alexandria K. Shiller, Daliah Shupp, Alyssa M. Simon, Stefany M. Steckel, Brianna M. Storm, Tyler W. Strohl, Jared S. Thomason, Gavin C. Tischler, Camryn J. Torres, Devon J. Vega, Luke I. Wackley, Tyler J. White, Molly E. Williams

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LCCC Dean Receives Diversity Award submitted by DENISE M. REIFINGER

Dr. Andra Basu, interim dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lehigh Carbon Community College, has been honored with the 2017 Insight Into Diversity Giving Back Award for Administrators. Dr. Basu chairs the college’s Diversity Committee, which was established last year to address one of the college’s strategic and presidential priorities to increase diversity on campus, student demographics, staff hiring and general awareness. She has worked closely with faculty, students and staff across campus and ensures the committee’s work closely aligns with the priorities of the college president Dr. Ann D. Bieber. This award is the only national award that honors college and university administrators for their commitment to diversity. Dr. Thomas Meyer, LCCC vice president for Academic Services and Student FEBRUARY 16, 2017 || townandcountrygazette.com

Development, nominated Dr. Basu because of her leadership, dedication and demonstration of outstanding social responsibility throughout the LCCC campus and community. She will be recognized in the upcoming April 2017 “Leadership Support and Giving Back” issue of Insight Into Diversity magazine, a higher education diversity and inclusion magazine and website.

Miller-Keystone Blood Bank at Carbon County Home Show

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