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Spring is the season when everything around us seems to come back to life after a long slumber. The temperature gets warmer, flowers begin to blossom and you get more hours of daylight. If you live in the cooler climates, you finally get a break from the snow and darkness of winter. So what does that mean? If you have a backyard garden, this is the perfect time to hit the ground running in readiness for the warmer months ahead. Your garden is probably in bad shape after weeks of neglect during the cold winter. There’s plenty of work that needs to be done, so get ready to get your hands dirty. Here are 6 gardening tips for early spring: #1 – Clear Debris and Litter Your first order of business will be to clear all the debris that has accumulated on your garden. These include tree branches that came down during winter, rocks and litter. Don’t worry: You don’t have to clear fallen leaves from the Continued on page 4

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Don’t want to do that? Don’t worry, there is a solution: Alternatively, you can purchase a soil testing kit online or from your local gardening supplies store and perform the tests yourself. These tests will provide you with a detailed analysis of the pH levels and nutrient concentration of your soil. You can use this data to improve the quality of the soil by using fertilizers and soil additives to either reduce or increase the pH levels. #6 – Start Growing Your Plants Indoors Planting seeds directly in your garden can be a challenge for most people. This is because the right conditions needed for germination are difficult to achieve in an outdoor setting. Not only that: Your garden will probably be too soggy in the early spring for you to plant anything there. You can start growing your seeds indoors as you wait for the conditions to improve before transplanting them. It is a no-brainer right?! You will first need to decide how many plants you wish to grow. Always plant more seeds than the total number of plants you require because about a quarter of the seeds will not germinate.

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music throughout the afternoon by Eric Stimmler from noon to 2:30 pm and Damian Walck from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. All advanced ticket purchases will be included for a drawing of a basket of wine. Bring your lawn chairs, sit, drink and relax! The event will be held rain or shine! Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 the day of event and designated drivers are $5.00. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Blended Bakery; Jenny’s Sweets and More; The Lehighton Outdoor Center; Perfect Balance Boutique; Radical Wine Company; Styling Zone or any LDI member. You can also purchase through PayPal at LDILehighton@gmail.com, please include how many tickets, your address, phone # and we will mail the tickets to you. If your prefer you may pick up tickets at will call the day of event, please note this on PayPal. The Lehighton Downtown Initiative is a non profit organization whose mission is to revitalize the Lehighton Downtown; taking the lead of making Lehighton a Trail Town; and hosting a multitude of events for the public to enjoy, including movies in the park; family bowling night; the Lehighton Downtown Farmers Market; Christmas

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The American Legion Allen O. Delke Post 16 in Slatington has started planning this year’s Memorial Day activities and schedule according to Post commander Bernie Dugan. Dennis Ziegler, president of the Veterans Day and Memorial Day Committees of the Allen O. Delke Post 16, The American Legion, held their first meeting. The following officers were elected. Dennis Ziegler, President; and George Burke, Vice President. Items discussed at the meeting included replacing flags on veteran’s graves, Memorial Day weekend services, Memorial Day parade and services and participants and speakers for Memorial Day which is on May 27 this year at Union Cemetery in Slatington. Flags for the veteran’s graves will be replaced on May 5, 2019. Volunteers will leave the American Legion Post at 9:00 a.m. to replace flags on the following 12 cemeteries: Williamstown, Jacksonville, New Tripoli U.C.C., Heidelberg U.C.C., Neff’s Lutheran, 7th St. Catholic, Fairview, Friedens, Presbyterian, Washington St. Catholic, Slatedale, and Union cemeteries. Rain dates are May 12, or May 19. Anyone wishing to help please meet at the American Legion Post by 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to honor our deceased veterans. Approximately 2600 flags are scheduled to be

replaced. Each veteran from the Revolutionary War to the present day whose grave is in these cemeteries will have his grave checked, the metal grave marker checked, and flag replaced with a new one. The flags are provided by the county for Memorial Day. The county no longer provides flags for Veterans Day in November. The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16 from the Allen O. Delke Post has taken on the responsibility of purchasing flags for Veterans Day. They are conducting various fund raisers to collect the approximately $3000.00 needed to purchase the flags. Memorial Day weekend will start with the boy scouts of the post sponsored Troop #66 offering poppies on Friday and Saturday to help disabled veterans. Sunday, May 26, the Legion Post #16, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16, and the Legion Riders will conduct services at 9 outlying cemeteries. The Legion Auxiliary will provide lunch afterward. Monday, May 27, the Legion family will hold services at the remaining three cemeteries and at the Trout Creek covered bridge. The Slatington 99th Memorial Day parade will form up on 2nd and Main Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade to Union cemetery starts at 10:00 a.m., followed by the main service at Union cemetery. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate at all services.

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Easter 2019 Source: www.history.com

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly 30 A.D. The holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” a series of events and holidays that begins with Lent—a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice—and ends with Holy Week, which includes Holy Thursday (the celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 Apostles), Good Friday (on which Jesus’ crucifixion is observed), and Easter Sunday. Although a holiday of high religious

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significance in the Christian faith, many traditions associated with Easter date back to pre-Christian, pagan times. When Is Easter? Easter 2019 occurs on Sunday, April 21. However, Easter falls on a different date each year. Easter Sunday and related celebrations, such as Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday, are considered “moveable feasts,” although, in western Christianity, which follows the Gregorian calendar, Easter always falls on a Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th. In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, which adheres to the Julian calendar, Easter falls on a Sunday between April 4th and May 8th each year. In some denominations of Protestant Christianity, Easter Sunday marks the beginning of Eastertide, or the Easter Season. Eastertide ends on the 50th day after Easter, which is known as Pentecost Sunday. In Eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity, Easter Sunday serves as the start of the season of Pascha (Greek for “Easter”), which ends 40 days later with the holiday known as the Feast of the Ascension.

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Despite its significance as a Christian holy day, many of the traditions and symbols that play a key role in Easter observances actually have roots in pagan celebrations—particularly the pagan goddess Eostre (or Ostara), the ancient Germanic goddess of spring—and in the Jewish holiday of Passover. Religious Tradition of Easter The resurrection of Jesus, as described in the New Testament of the Bible, is essentially the foundation upon which the Christian religions are built. Hence, Easter is a very significant date on the Christian calendar. According to the New Testament, Jesus was arrested by the Roman authorities, essentially because he claimed to be the “Son of God,” although historians question this motive, with some saying that the Romans may have viewed him as a threat to the empire. He was sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect in the province of Judea from 26 to 36 A.D. Jesus’ death by crucifixion, marked by the Christian holiday Good Friday (the Friday before Easter), and subsequent resurrection three days later is said, by the authors of the gospels, to prove that he was the living son of God. In varying ways, all four of the gospels in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) state that those who believe in Jesus’ death and

resurrection are given “the gift of eternal life,” meaning that those of faith will be welcomed into the “Kingdom of Heaven” upon their earthly death. Passover and Easter Notably, Easter is also associated with the Jewish holiday of Passover, as well as the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, as described in the Old Testament. These links are clearly seen in the Last Supper, which occurred the night before Jesus’ arrest and the sufferings Jesus endured following his arrest. The Last Supper was essentially a Passover feast. However, the New Testament describes it as being given new significance by Jesus: He identified the matzah (or bread) he shared with his 12 apostles Continued on page 14

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR MONDAYS • 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. 610-8522976. • Al-Anon Family Group/ Growing in Hope, St. Peters Community Center, 177 Main Road, Lehighton 7 - 8 p.m. 570-657-6850 • 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. • American Legion Post 16 meeting every Monday at 8 p.m. Veterans needed for color guard to help with Military Honor Funeral. Call 610-703-5166 FMI. TUESDAYS • 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.

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Woman's Club of Slatington Celebrating 80th Year The Woman's Club of Slatington was organized in 1939 for the benefit of local women. The original news article advertised that the new club was being formed to serve the interests of all thinking women ages 18 and older. Interesting and informative topics related to home life, gardening, and learning would be presented in a social setting on a monthly basis. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the club that has continued those traditions with changes made to serve current interests and service to the Northern Lehigh community along the way. The club is inviting

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as his “body” and the cup of wine they drank as his “blood.” These rituals would come to symbolize the sacrifice he was about to make in death, and became the basis for the Christian ritual of Holy Communion, which remains a fundamental part of Christian religious services. As Jesus’ arrest and execution were said to have occurred during the Jewish observance of Passover, the Easter holiday is often close to the former celebration on the Judeo-Christian calendar. Easter Traditions In western Christianity, including Roman Catholicism and Protestant denominations, the period prior to Easter holds special significance. This period of fasting and penitence is called Lent. It begins on Ash Wednesday, and lasts for 40 days (not including Sundays). The Sunday immediately prior to Easter is called Palm Sunday, and it commemorates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, when followers laid palm leaves across the road to greet him. Many churches begin the Easter observance in the late hours of the day before (Holy Saturday) in

a religious service called the Easter Vigil. In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Easter rituals start with the Great Lent, which begins on Clean Monday (40 days prior to Easter, not including Sundays). The last week of Great Lent is referred to as Palm Week, and it ends with Lazarus Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, which ends on Easter. Easter Eggs Irrespective of denomination, there are many Easter-time traditions with roots that can be traced to non-Christian and even pagan or non-religious celebrations. Many non-Christians choose to observe these traditions while essentially ignoring the religious aspects of the celebration. Examples of non-religious Easter traditions include Easter eggs, and related games such as egg rolling and egg decorating. It’s believed that eggs represented fertility and birth in certain pagan traditions that pre-date Christianity. Egg decorating may have become part of the Easter celebration in a nod to the religious significance of Easter, i.e., Jesus’ resurrection or re-birth. Many people—mostly children—also participate in Easter egg “hunts,” in which decorated eggs are hidden.

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Easter Bunny In some households, a character known as the Easter Bunny delivers candy and chocolate eggs to children on Easter Sunday morning. These candies often arrive in an Easter basket. The exact origins of the Easter Bunny tradition are unknown, although some historians believe it arrived in America with German immigrants in the 1700s. Rabbits are, in many cultures, known as enthusiastic procreators, so the arrival of baby bunnies in springtime meadows became associated with birth and renewal. Notably, several Protestant Christian denominations, including Lutherans and Quakers, have opted to formally abandon many Easter traditions, deeming them too pagan. However, many religious observers of Easter also include them in their celebrations. An Easter dinner of lamb also has historical roots, since a lamb was often used as a sacrificial animal in Jewish traditions, and lamb is frequently served during Passover. The phrase “lamb of God” is sometimes used to refer to Jesus and the sacrificial nature of his death. Today, Easter is a commercial event as well as a religious holiday, marked by high sales for greeting cards, candies (such as Peeps, chocolate eggs and chocolate Easter bunnies) and other gifts.

Annual Country Sunday Submitted by Rick Kistler

Lehigh Furnace Sunday School will be having its Annual Country Sunday with the Haas Family on Sunday April 28, 2019 at the Lehigh Furnace Sunday School during its regular 9:30 worship service. Address is 4476 Main Street Slatington, which is approx. one mile west of Slatedale. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy bluegrass/gospel country music. Note: there is no admission charge, just like a normal church service.

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Bethany Wesleyan Church submitted by Lorraine Gundrum

Good Friday Service & Communion – April 19 | 6:30PM Cherryville campus Easter Services Sunday, April 21 | 9 & 10:45AM, Cherryville campus, 10:30AM Lehighton Campus BWC Students Dodgeball Tournament- April 27 | 10:30AM-2:30PM at the Lehighton Rec Center Senior Adults Luncheon & Sing-Along – May 15 | 12PM in the Family Life Center Dining Room, Cherryville campus. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Sermons – Livestream the most recent message on our Facebook page or at bethanywes.org/ sermons/live-stream. Enjoy our most recent Sunday morning message as well as hundreds of past messages on our Vimeo page and on iTunes! Bethany Wesleyan Church is located at 675 Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville. Worship services are held every Saturday at 5:00 PM and Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45 AM in the Ministry Center. Family Worship Service for children in grades 1-5 and their caregivers is held in the Children’s Center at 10:45 AM. BWC Lehighton Campus service is held on Sundays at 10:30 AM at the Lehighton Area Middle School: 301 Beaver Run Rd, Lehighton. For more information, please call the church office at 610.767.1239 or visit us online at www. bethanywes.org.

Lehigh Township Historical Society News Submitted by RUTH HALL KENT

The Lehigh Township Historical Society recently held its annual basket social on April 7th at the Blue Mountain Fish & Game Association club hall on Wood Drive in Lehigh Township. We had a great turnout and the additions of a door prize and 50/50 to the event were well received. Thank you to the Lehigh Township Lions Club for sponsoring this event and to the many businesses that donated cash, gift cards and baskets to the cause. It was nice to see many familiar faces from years past supporting our event. We'll be back next year around the same time. See the ad in this issue for our next big event on Saturday, April 27th for a fun-filled day. More information can also be found on our Facebook page or visit us on our website at www. lehightownshiphistoricalsociety.org Our first Open House of the season will be held at the Historical Centre, 3811 Lehigh Drive, Northampton, PA (next to Indian Trail Park just east of Cherryville). Remember that our mission is to preserve the history of the Lehigh Township and we welcome any old or historical items that can be added to our museum collection. When you are doing your Spring Cleaning and come across old stuff, please check with us before you toss, you might have a neat item we can add to our collections. Any items you are donating can be dropped off on Tuesday mornings or brought to the first Open House. Check out our Facebook page and website for more information about other upcoming events. Details about another event later in May can be found online or call the Historical Centre at 610440-0151 for more information. We hope to see you soon!

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2019 Spring Cleaning: 6 Tips to Get You Through It source: www.boxie24.com

Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means! Spring Cleaning time! Okay, it’s not the most exciting thing in the world. But, we promise if you keep your eye on the prize (a fresh, clean, organized home) and follow our 6 Spring cleaning tips, you will be happy. 1. The early bird catches the worm A big clean up means you really clean everything. Every. Single. Thing. Get prepared to start the big cleaning project by moving all your movable furniture out of the way. Your goal is to make it so that there’s hardly anything on the floor. Yes, it sounds like a big pain to do it this way, but it really will make the job easier in the long run. 2. Divide and conquer Of course, you want to clean the whole house and garage at once, just to get the project over with. But when you are overly ambitious, you actually end up doing a less thorough job. Instead, divide your house in sections, like first floor, second floor, garden, garage, etc. Or go room by room if you want to break the project into even

smaller chunks. It’s important not to forget the garden, outdoor furniture and garage since, with warmer weather coming soon, you will be spending a lot of time outside. 3. Purge As you clean, think about each and every item you come across. Make a list of the stuff you want to keep; what can be donated, sold, or thrown away; and what you do want but can be stored elsewhere (like at a storage facility) so you can declutter and free up much needed space. 4. Be realistic and don’t forget to have fun Although there are some strange folks out there who do, most people do not like cleaning. Which makes it hard for them to bring themselves to do it…especially when it’s a major project like the Spring cleaning overhaul. We get it. But try not to be too pessimistic, and make it fun. Turn up the music and dance as you clean.You can also ask a friend to help, and in return Continued on page 18

Let me start with a brief introduction of myself. I was born and raised in Lehigh Township. I graduated from Northampton High School. I am a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Board Officer of Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association, Sponsor of Lehigh Township Fire Company Sportsman’s Night, Sponsor of Lehigh Township Historical Society Fishing Derby, and Member of the American Legion. I’ve been a business owner for many years in the Township. As you can see, I am fully invested and committed to looking after the best interest of the residents that live here and raise their children here. If elected and you put your trust in me, I will make it my pledge to stand up for responsible spending and what is in the best interest for your residence. Thank You. Sincerely, Lehigh Township David L Hess

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you can help them clean their house. Double the fun! When you are done, treat yourself. Get a massage or take yourself out for a nice dinner. 5. The 2019 big spring cleanup takes time and preparation is key For a good, thorough Spring cleaning, you need to be prepared. A storage unit might be necessary if you have just too much stuff to clear out space to clean each room properly. There are also a lot of cleaning products you’ll want to have on hand. Before you begin, take

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TOUCH OF DUTCH Submitted by Larry Gradwohl

Friehyaahr (Iwwersetzt vun "Jim Grasshopper of Big Mount." [R. A. Landis]) Es Friehyaahr iss do, un der Himmel iss blo, Un die Sunnefisch danze 'erum, Un die Bullfrogs, die brille, mit Gosch un mit Wille Die ganz Nacht – "bullirum! bullirum!" Un die Amschle, die singe, dass Luft un Wald klinge, Un die Drusch'le lache un schpotte; Un wu der Weg geht, un wu er sich dreht, Do hupse die fleckiche Grotte. Un die Micke, die kumme, sie fliege un brumme Millionewies sin sie schunn hier— Ich ess mich voll Wascht, drink Wasser for Darscht, Doch hett ich viel liewer "some Beer." Un der Bauer, der schwitzt im Feld in der Hitz, Wann er Welschkarn blugt, in der Rund;

Un die Grumbiere-keffer, trotz Gift un trotz Peffer, Die krawwle all iwwer der Grund. Un die liebliche Schnoke, die sumse un soake Sich voll vun'em vornehmschde Blut; Un die schlau alt Schlang, die wachert schun lang Im Busch – voll Gift un voll Wut. Voll Schtab un voll Duft fliegt die schee Friehlingsluft, Doch gucke die Meed frisch un schee; Un mei Hatz, des will reise, wann die Sunnefisch beise – Im Moi muss ich Sunnefische geh. Un die Dunnerblitz-schtarm, un die Sunnefischwarm Sin aa do, au "in full force;" Un die Katzeveggel groh, un die picnics, oh! Sin do, allerdings – of course.

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In dem Friehlings Freide, unner der grien Weide, Geht mir des Liedli vun Hatze, Un zu alle die 's lese – alle-eens, was sie 's heese— Mag 's Freede voll sei, unne Schmatze.

And the flies that come, they fly and buzz – They are already here by the millions – I stuff myself with sausage, drink water for my thirst; Yet I would more readily have “some beer.”

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Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Meeting submitted by Bob Green

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, May 2, 7:30 pm in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: "Radios of the 1931 Lindberg Survey Flights” by KN4R. Members and others interested always are invited. Directions: https://tinyurl.com/y852acvn . FMI: www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ARRLnet, 610.432.8286.

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Slatington Library News submitted by Louise Bechtel

Arts night at the library is scheduled for Monday, April 22nd at 7:00pm. Come see all the wonderful entries and who the winners are. There will be entertainment and refreshments. The Library is running a 50/50 raffle in conjunction with the Arts Night on April 22nd. Tickets are 1 ticket/$2.00 or 3 tickets for $5.00. Tickets are available at the library or from any board member. The winners will be drawn the night of the Arts Contest. The library’s book club is currently reading, “Crazy Rich Asians” Kevin Kwan. The club will meet on May 6th, at the library, at 1:00pm. Copies are available at the library and new members are always welcome. The Library is looking for a board member from the Borough of Walnutport. Anyone interested please contact the library or a board member. The spring session of the library’s Preschool story hour is being held on Tuesdays, at 11:00am. It will run through Tuesday, April 30th.

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St. Peter’s UMC Events Submitted by Sharleen Crossett

There will the observation of Holy Communion at the Maundy Thursday Service on April 18th, and a Good Friday service on April 19th. Both services are at 7PM. Easter Sunrise service will be April 21st at 7am followed by Sunday school for all ages at 9am and the Regular Easter service at 10am. The sacrament of Holy Communion will be observed at both the 7am and 10am services. Two more weeks to be a part of this program before the summer break. Christ’s Kids’ Club for kids ages 4-11 happens each Wednesday from 6PM – 7:30PM. Christ’s Kids’ Club teaches children Bible truths with object lessons, there will also be games and snacks. All children are welcome to participate. This is a free club. For more information contact Bethany at 814937-5837. Helping Hands Community Center, a ministry of St. Peters UMC located at Main and Chestnut St. in Parryville continues to host Life tree Café each Saturday evening from 5pm-6pm. The Café is open to all people for an hour of stories and conversation to feed your soul. With the Holiday season upon us the Café will not be open until May 4th, watch for topic information. The Church is planning a 125th Anniversary on September 15,

2019. If anyone has history items they would like to share, they can be mailed or dropped off at the church or contact Pastor Bill. The community is also welcome to attend this special day. As the community is invited to drop off good used clothing for the Redeemers Closet, we ask that the bags of clothing be placed in the Blue bin by the shed, not by the lower doors. If clothing is placed outside and gets wet it is no longer of use and is thrown away. We would like to thank all who contribute to this ministry. Regular Sunday activities include Sunday school held for all ages at 9am. Our Blended Worship service is at 10:00am. Youth group at 6PM and Communion is observed on the 1st Sunday of each month. Bible Study is held Monday mornings at 11am. Wednesday night Bible Study is at 6PM. Both Bible Study groups will be doing “Do you Believe?” Starting April 17th, the Wednesday Bible Study will again be on Wednesday evening. Whether you’re looking for a place to worship or would just like to participate in our church activities, we are located at 7860 Center St. in Emerald you can always contact Pastor Bill at 610-737-1450, or check us out at www.STPetersUMCEmerald.com.

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CHURCH DIRECTORY Please send your updates to askus@ townandcountrygazette.com or mail them to P.O. Box A, Walnutport, PA 18088. Please call the churches for directions or more information. Agape New Testament Fellowship Schnecksville, 610-767-2869 (N) W 10 a.m. Jr. Church 10:45 a.m. All Saints Episcopal Church Lehighton, 610-377-2675 W 10 a.m. SS 9 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 Bethany Wesleyan Church Lehighton, 610-767-1239 (N & SS children), (HA) W Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Bethel U.C.C. Slatington, 610-428-6329 or 610-7600795 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, 484-358-0649 W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. facebook.com/christchurch@lowhill Christ U.C.C., Little Moore Danielsville, 610-837-6051 W 9 a.m. Christ U.C.C. Walnutport, 610-767-1601 W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. (HA) Christ UCC Schoenersville 5050 Airport Rd Allentown PA 18109 610-264-9325 W 10:15 a.m. (HA) Concordia Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-8500 W 9 a.m. SS 10:15 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. Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church Ashfield, 610-377-4242 W 8:30 a.m. SS 10 a.m. Dryland UCC Newburg, 610-759-4444 W 8 & 10.15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Ebenezer United Church of Christ New Tripoli, 610-298-8000 SS 10:15 (during church service); W 10:15 a.m. Ebenezer United Methodist Church Lehighton, 610-377-6900 W 9 a.m. www.ebenezerumclehighton.com Egypt Community Church Egypt, 610-262-4961 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 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) Union Worship 11 a.m., Faith Formation All Ages 9:45 Heidelberg U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-4740 (HA) Union Worship 8:30 a.m., Faith Formation All Ages 9:45 a.m. Helping Hands Community Center Slatedale,610-767-6233 (HA) 3rd Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Clothing Distribution Helping Hands Community Church A ministry of Emerald St. Peter’s Parryville, 610-737-1450 (HA) LifeTree Cafe Saturdays 5 p.m. Heritage Baptist Church Orefield, 610-395-4970 (N) W 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m.

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

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Whitehall, 610-262-9315 W Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 7:15, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 a.m.

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

Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church 1235 Main St. Northampton, 610-262-2668 (HA/N) W10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

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

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526 W 10:45 a.m.

Faith Wesleyan Church Route 309, Orefield (HA/N) 610-398-0172 W 9 & 10:45 a.m. SS 9 & 10:45 a.m. First U.C.C. Palmerton W 9 a.m., SS 10 a.m. Friedens U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-7099 (HA) W 10:30 a.m. God’s Missionary Church Lehighton, 570-249-4435 (HA) SS 9:30; W 10:30 & 7:00 Good Shepherd U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-9680 (HA) W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville, 610-262-9517 W Sun. 9 a.m. Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) W 8am & 11am SS 9:30am

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Palmerton (HA/N) W 8 & 10:15 a.m. Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church 1372 Washington Ave, Northampton, 610-262-3365 (HA) W Sun 10 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church Cherryville, 610-767-7203 (HA/N) www.hopecherryville.org Sun. W 8 & 10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. Jacob’s Church Route 143, New Tripoli, 610-7566252 SS 9 a.m., W 10 a.m., BS Wed. 7 p.m. www.jacobschurch.org 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.

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Kingdom Life Family Center Orefield (N) W 10 a.m. Living Hope Lighthouse Palmerton, 610-826-2201 W 10 a.m. Living Stone Fellowship New Tripoli, 610-298-3020 W 10 a.m. Morgenland Union Church 3120 Weidasville Rd., Orefield, PA 610-395-0067 W 9 a.m.& SS 9 a.m. http://www.morgenlandchurch.org Facebook: MorgenlandUnionChurch HA (handicap accessible) 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 God’s Missionary Church Northampton, 610-262-4412, ngmc. church W 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. (HA) 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 Rev. William Campion Palmerton 610-826-2335 W Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 8:30 & 11 a.m. (HA) www.shcpalmerton.org Salem United Methodist Church Danielsville (N) W 9:30 a.m., SS 11 a.m. Salem United Methodist Church Aquashicola, phone # 610-826-2577 (HA) W 11:30 a.m., Com. 1st Sun, 2nd Sun Fellowship 12:30 p.m. BS Thurs. 7 p.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. Vladimir's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Palmerton, 610-826-2359 Divine Liturgy 9 a.m.

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

The Church of God Palmerton, 610-826-4972 W 10:15 a.m.

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

Trinity E.C. Church Berlinsville, 484-408-5288 (HA) W 8:55 a.m., SS 10:05 a.m.

St. John’s U.C.C. Laury's Station (HA) W 10:15 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. Slatington, 610-767-5554 (HA/N) W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 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

St. John’s U.C.C. - Howertown Northampton, 610-262-8666 (HA/N) W 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., SS 10 a.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. Paul’s UCC-U Big Creek 484-571-6083 W 8:30 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m. St. Peter’s Church of Emerald Emerald, 610-767-6233 (HA) W 10 a.m., Com 1st Sun., SS 9 a.m., BS Mon. 11 a.m. & Wed 6 p.m. Christ’s Kids Club Wed 6 p.m. Family Fun Night 4th Fri 6:30 p.m St. Peter’s U.C.C. Northampton (HA) W & SS 9 a.m. St. Peter’s UCC, Lynnville New Tripoli, 610-298-8064 W 9:30 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. www.stpeterslynnvill.com & facebook St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Whitehall, 610-435-3901 (H) W Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.

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Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 (HA, N) W 8 & 10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. United Church of Christ Greenawalds 2325 Albright Ave. Allentown 610-435-1763 uccgreenawalds.org W 10:30 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. Sat. - Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. W 11 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church 1904 Main Street, Northampton W - 10:30 a.m., SS - 9:15 a.m. 610-262-6636 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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NCC to Hold 2nd Annual Sustainability SymposiumFull-day event will include speakers environmental And sustainability issues submitted by Katherine Noll

Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold a full-day of sustainability-themed events on Wednesday, April 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., in room 220, College Center, Bethlehem Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. Speakers will discuss a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues. Topics include: Sustainability and the Community; What the Frack?; Climate Reality and the IPCC Report; What Now?; Student Led Initiatives; Will Engineering Save Us? Climate Change and Environmental Justice; and Green College Initiatives. Workshops include recycling and composting, tour of the East40, writing letters to the editor, and more. We will conclude our symposium with a 6 p.m. presentation of the documentary “Paris to Pittsburg” with a Q&A to follow. “Paris to Pittsburg” is set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future, and the explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement. It captures what’s at

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Chairman & CEO of MCS Industries to Speak at NCC-MCS Is leading supplier of picture frames and mirrors in U.S submitted by Katherine Noll

Richard Master, Chairman & CEO of MCS Industries, Inc., will discuss "My Perspective on Business Values and Social Responsibility" on Tuesday, April 30, 11:00 a.m., in Room 220, College Center, Northampton Community College, (NCC) Bethlehem Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. The talk is part of NCC's Hal Shaffer Memorial Executive-in-Residence program. In 1980, Master founded MCS Industries, which evolved into a manufacturer of picture frames. MCS has grown to become the leading supplier of picture frames and decorative mirrors in the U.S. MCS currently has manufacturing plants in the U.S., Mexico and China. MCS customers are the largest mass market retailers in the United States in addition to 2,000 small and medium sized retailers. Master takes a strong interest in public policy and has produced three documentaries advocating single-payer, universal coverage reform to the U.S. healthcare system and is the chairman of the Business Initiative for Health Policy headquartered in Washington D.C. He is past president and board member of the

Easton Boys & Girls Club, the founder of the "Easton Jazz Festival" and has served as the chairman of the Bethlehem Authority, an organization which supervises the financing and strategic planning for the water and sewer infrastructures for the city and eleven surrounding communities. Master holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of PA and J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He served as a trial attorney with U.S. Department of Justice.

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Cybersecurity Camp for Teachers set for June at LCCC

Through a grant from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, Lehigh Carbon Community College will offer a one-week cybersecurity summer camp for elementary, middle and high school teachers from Lehigh, Carbon and Schuylkill counties. LCCC’s GenCyber Camp, to be held June 24-28, is limited to 20 teachers in grades 1-12. The camp will be offered as a three-credit special topics course for college credit and at no charge to the student. The Lehigh Carbon GenCyber Teacher Camp will train teachers in the topics of computer components, computer networks, cryptography, cybersecurity, safe online behavior and cyber ethics. Camp participants will have hands-on experience and will also learn how to integrate these topics into their curricula at an age-appropriate level. Through the year-long follow-up program, teachers will receive support from camp instructors on how to incorporate cybersecurity concepts into their courses. Federal support for GenCyber camps across the country is in response to a need to develop cybersecurity awareness and teach sound cybersecurity fundamentals at the K-12 levels. The

goals of the GenCyber program are to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce, help students understand correct and safe online behavior, and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula. In 2018, LCCC earned the designation of Center of Academic Excellence Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y) by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Each teacher will be paid a $500 stipend to participate in the one-week camp. Camp instructors will be Susan Miner, LCCC’s professor of Computer Science and coordinator of the Cyber Center, and Sami Jo Eckhart, teacher of Business, Computers, and Information Technology at Parkland High School. Teachers can apply for the camp online at www.lccc.edu/GenCyberCamp. For further information, contact Project Director Alan Jeffery at GenCyber2019@LCCC.edu or 610-799-1677.

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Public invited to attend Open House at Birthright Brewery submitted by Katherine Noll

Northampton Community College (NCC) architecture students will present their design ideas and scale models to create pocket neighborhoods on five different sites in Nazareth on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at Birthright Brewery, 57 S. Main St., Nazareth. Pocket neighborhoods are designed to promote a sense of community and neighborliness with residences grouped around a courtyard or common garden area. City officials have been invited to attend to review the students' designs which will include models, photographs, sketches, and the latest computer technology. This event is free and open to the public, and guests are encouraged to ask students questions about their designs. About Northampton Community College With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding

faculty and impressive student achievements. It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award winning director as well as a host of CEOs, presidents, and leaders of business and industry. Today, Northampton Community College has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, Easton, and Monroe County, serving 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 42 countries and 25 states. For more information, or to apply, please visit www.northampton.edu. Follow NCC on Twitter @NorthamptonComm and like NCC on Facebook at Northampton Community College. GOOD

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KU Opens Permanent Career Closet for Students submitted by Bryan Salvadore

In a joint effort between the Career Development Center and TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSSP), Kutztown University is proud to announce a permanent Career Closet for students. The career closet features professional clothing for any students interested. To browse the Career Closet, students should stop by the Career Development Center in Stratton 113. Men and women's professional clothing is

available for the suggested donation of $2 per piece. All proceeds are donated to TRIO SSSP's student scholarship fund. In addition to the permanent Career Closet, TRIO SSSP will host pop-up shops twice a year in different locations on-campus. Donations of new or gently used professional clothing can be made in Stratton 113. For more information, please contact careerhelp@kutztown. edu.

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LCCC Offers Health Care Training in Tamaqua submitted by Linda Baker

Lehigh Carbon Community College is offering two health care training courses at its Tamaqua location this spring, and a limited number of scholarships are available to those who qualify. The Home Health Aide course runs April 15 through May 8, Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The program prepares students for entry-level employment in a home health care setting, offering well-rounded knowledge of basic patient care skills and home management. Students will learn safe work practices and protocol in order to assist those who are sick, injured, disabled or have difficulty with daily activities. CPR training is included in this program. The Office Assistant course runs May 13 to July 8, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This training course is designed to equip students with the professional skills needed to become an administrative assistant. Students will learn indemand skills like office organization, technology including Microsoft Word, scheduling and filing, record maintenance, financial skills and general administrative duties. The courses are offered at LCCC’s Morgan Center, 234 High St., Tamaqua, Pa., and a limited number of scholarships are available to assist students with

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NCC to Hold Student Art Exhibit and ReceptionMulti-media exhibit features the Capstone projects of Fine art students submitted by Katherine Noll

Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold an artist talk and reception as part of the Annual Fine Art Students Exhibit on Tuesday, April 30. The artist talk, 2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., will be held in Room 190, College Center. The reception follows at 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., in the Gallery of Communications Hall, Bethlehem Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. The exhibit features the capstone projects of NCC

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The Walnutport Canal Association will host its eighth annual

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There will be a lot of good food for everyone to enjoy such as, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, pancakes, toast, beverages and more.

Adults: $8.50 Children 4-10 years: $5.00 Children age 3 and under: Free What a great way to kick off 2019. Come early and enjoy not only the breakfast, but also the beauty of the canal by taking a walk along the towpath. All profits benefit the Walnutport Canal Association. Please come out and enjoy a great day of great food and friendship. We look forward to seeing you!

Vigilant Fire Company 110 S. Walnut Street, Slatington Doors and kitchen open 6 p.m. Party starts at 7 p.m.

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Events Yard Sale: April 19-Fri. & 20-Sat. 8:30 – 3:00, 1032 Walnut Drive, Danielsville. (4/18) July 17, Wednesday “Ovations”, American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA, Meal at Yoder's Restaurant & Buffet. 8:45 a.m. Chyv; 9:15 a.m. Redner's Market/Northampton, 6:30 p.m. home. $75.00, call Rita 610-2644281 or Mary 610-264-0927. (5/2) Mohegan Sun Casino - May 1st. $25.00 pp., Rebate $25.00 slot play, $5.00 food voucher. Leave 10:00am from Walnutport. FMI call Gail at 610-767-3271. Slatington Senior Citizens. (4/18) 8 family yard sale 203 East Church Street Slatington, Fri. May 3 8-5, Sat. May 4 8-2. Rain or Shine. Last yearly sale. Thank you to our regular customers. House for sale – moving. Lots of household items, assorted clothing, toys, Longaberger, Coca Cola, and holiday items. (4/18).

For Sale Unlocked Samsung Galaxy s8 Cell Phone - Like-new condition, used less than a year. Comes with lifetime case, car charger and wall charger. $300. Call 610-349-0502. Starcraft AR-ONE 15 ft., 2011. Full kitchen & bath, AC. Clean. Must See. $5,500. Call 610-7671012. Leave Message. (4/18).

SeaDoo GTS 1996 3 seater with load rite trailer and cover new battery and tire $675 call 484-6234096 (4/18). Easter Goodies Pumpkin Roll $11.00 Kiffles & Nut Tosses $6.00 doz. Peanut butter, Butter Creme, Peanut Rolled, Coconut Creme, Peanut Rolled Peanut Butter, Molasses Coconut $7.00lb. Crosses $1.50, Bunnies $2.00, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Vanilla Minis, Cake Pops Clear Toy Pops & Chocolate Pops. Call Mom’s Kitchen to order. Berlinsville Area. 610-392- 1843. (4/18)

Help Wanted Full-time pipefitter/plumber needed for commercial plumbing and heating business serving the Lehigh Valley area. Requirements: Minimum of 2 years experience in plumbing / HVAC trade. Valid Driver License. Contact Scott Keen @ 484-357-6190

Personals SWM, 53, 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. (6/6) Looking for a male, age 50-58 for companionship, white, PA. Home number 610- 762-9955, ask for Mary, leave a message. (4/18)

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Real Estate For Rent 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. FOR RENT: 3 bedroom house for one to three adults only. No children or pets. Swamp Hollow Road, Slatington. $800 per month. Call 610-767-5454. (4/18) Slatington Hotel: Clean, safe, quiet, nicely furnished rooms, $110-$150/week. Private and shared bathrooms. Color TV and cable incl. Up-charge for A/C and on-premise parking. Internet avail. Furnished effic. apts also available. 732-309-9671. (12/19) Room For Rent: Walnutport, furnished, WIFI, 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 (4/18) Room for Rent: Private bath, maid service, all utilities included, clean, quiet, safe, $195/week or $635/month, call 610-262-8050 for details. (9/5)

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at the Diamond Fire Company, 110 Main Street, Walnutport Doors open at 4 p.m. Drawing starts promptly at 5:45 p.m. Kitchen will be open. Admission ticket cost $7.00 which includes 25 chances. Extra tickets for sale at the door. For advanced tickets, please call Iris at 610-767-8982 or the church at 610-767-5554.

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