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Bridal - 2018 30 Essential Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks by The Knot

When planning your wedding, there are things that are nice to know, and then there are things you need to know—advice so essential that any bride who's lucky enough to hear it thinks, "I'm so glad someone told me that!" If you're wondering whether there's something you may have missed (or even if you've got everything under control), check out our indispensable planning secrets below.

1. Guests Come First

Get a grip on the approximate number of guests you'll invite before settling on a venue. This will ensure there's ample space for your crew. As a rule of thumb, allow for 25 to 30 square feet per guest. That may seem like a lot, but it's not if you count the space you'll need for the tables, bustling waiters, the band and a dance floor.

2. Investigate Wedding Blackout Dates

Know ahead of time if your wedding date falls on the same day as a trade conference, charity walk, or other local event that could affect traffic and hotel room availability. Here's a handy list of potentially problematic wedding dates coming up in the calendar.

3. Listen to Mother Nature

Heed the weather and other potential annoyances. Guests have been known to skip out early from hotter-than-hot summer tent weddings and improperly heated winter loft receptions. Bugs (gnats, deer flies and mosquitos) also swarm in certain areas during certain seasons. Consider renting pest control tanks to alleviate the problem or including bug repellent in guests' gift bags. And if you want a sunset ceremony, make sure you know when to say your vows by checking SunriseSunset. com.

4. Check Your Credit

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Take advantage of the high cost of weddings and sign up for a credit card with a rewards program. Whether it gives you airline miles or great shopping deals, consolidating all wedding-related purchases to this card will help you accumulate thousands of rewards points (which could be used for your honeymoon).

5. Pay It Forward

Let one vendor lead you to another.Your wedding photographer can tell you which florist's blooms really pop, and your reception manager should know which band packs the dance floor.

6. Lighten Your List

The easiest way to trim your wedding budget? Cut your guest list. Remember, half of your wedding expenses go to wining and dining your guests. If it's costing you $100 per person, eliminating one table of 10 can save you $1,000.

7. Ask and You Might Receive

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and-dime you early on (which might turn you off of them). Later on, though, they may be less inclined to meet you halfway.

8. Make a Meal Plan

Another unforeseen expense? Feeding your wedding day crew. Before you sign the contracts, make sure you're not required to serve the same meal to your vendors that guests will receive. Otherwise, you could be paying for 20 additional lobster tails. Choose a less expensive (but equally hearty) meal for them instead. You will have to let your wedding caterer know a couple of days before the wedding exactly how many vendors you need to feed (don't forget photography assistants and band roadies) and what you want them to serve.

9. Get Organizationally Focused

In a three-ring binder, compile all your correspondences with vendors, notes you make during meetings, and photos or tear sheets from magazines you want vendors to see. Set up a special email address dedicated to your wedding, and store important vendor numbers in your cell phone. For on-the-go planning, download the The Knot AllIn-One Wedding Planner app to keep all of your planning info digitally on-hand at all times.

10. Tend to Your Bar

Typically, you need one bartender per 50 guests to keep the line at a minimum. But if you're serving a signature cocktail that cannot be made ahead of time (or in large quantities), consider adding an extra server designated to this task.

11. Leave Some Room in Your Wallet

Your wedding budget should follow this formula: 48 to 50 percent of total budget to reception; 8 to 10 percent for flowers; 8 to 10 percent for attire; 8 to 10 percent for entertainment/music; 10 to 12 percent for photo/video; 2 to 3 percent for invites; 2 to 3 percent for gifts; and 8 percent for miscellaneous items like a wedding coordinator. It's essential to allocate an extra 5 to 10 percent of your money for

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surprise expenses like printing extra invites because of mistakes, additional tailoring needs, umbrellas for a rainy day and ribbons for the wedding programs.

12. Don't Be Afraid to Ask

Your wedding vendors should be your go-to, most-trusted experts during the planning process. When working with them, you should feel free to really explore what it is you want—maybe it's serving a late-night snack instead of a first course or doing a bridal portrait session rather than an engagement session. The bottom line is that you should feel like you can have an honest conversation with them about what it is you want. Their job will be to tell you what you can and can't make work given your wedding budget.

13. Wait for a Date

Sometimes, last-minute planning can work in your favor. The closer your date, the more bargaining power you have. Since most people book their wedding venues at least six months in advance, calling for open dates two months prior to your desired time can save you up to 25 percent. And, Friday and Sunday weddings should cost about 30 percent less than Saturday weddings.

14. Manage the Mail

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do things one by one, in a logical order, so you don't take on too much too fast and end up with everything snowballing around you. Don't hire any vendors before you've confirmed your date; don't design your cake before you've envisioned your flowers; and don't book a band before you've settled on a space.

19. No Ring, No Bring

If your guest list is bursting at the seams, assess the plus-one scenario. Do a faux seating chart in your mind, and imagine whom your single pal would sit with. If it's a table of singles that she knows pretty well, then you're all set. If it's a table of couples (making her the odd one out) or if it's a table of singles where she won't know anyone, consider bending the rules. If asked why you're not allowing single friends to bring guests, size or budget constraints or your parents' never-ending guest list are always good reasons.Â

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before you send them out so you can attach the right amount of postage. Ask your stationer about the need for additional postage for oddly shaped envelopes.

15. Prepare for Rejection

Know that as a rule, about 10 to 20 percent of the people you invite won't attend. Naturally, this depends on the location of your wedding (destination weddings are harder to attend), how many out-oftowners are on your list, and the timing of the event (some guests may have annual holiday plans).

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16. Make a Uniform Kids Policy

You have four choices: You can welcome children with open arms; you can decide to have an "adults only" wedding; you can include immediate family only; or, you can hire a child care service to provide day care either at the reception space, in a hotel room or at a family member's home. To prevent hurt feelings, it's wise to avoid allowing some families to bring children while excluding others (unless, of course, the children are in your bridal party).

17. Prioritize Your People

Pare down your guest list with the "tiers of priority" trick. Place immediate family, the bridal party and best friends on top of the list; follow with aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends you can't imagine celebrating without. Under that, list your parents' friends, neighbors, coworkers and so on. If you need to make some cuts, start from the bottom until you reach your ideal number.

18. Take It One Step at a Time

Put together a wedding planning schedule and

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upon contracts with cancellation penalties, just say no—you don't want to be responsible for rooms you can't fill.

21. Provide Accurate Driving Directions

Make sure guests know where they're going. As easy as online map programs are to use, sometimes the directions are wrong or there's a quicker, less traffic-prone route to take. Ask your ceremony and reception sites for printouts or digital copies of recommended driving directions and even test out the routes yourself. Then include the best directions on your wedding website or email them to your guests to print out if they'd like.

22. Keep a Paper Trail

Get any nonstandard changes to your agreements in writing or send the vendor a confirmation email saying, "Hello, just confirming that you'll keep the venue open until 2 a.m. versus midnight." Don't just assume everything's all set—sometimes, by the time the actual day rolls around, your contact for a certain may no longer be working there to vouch for you.

23. Schedule the Setup

You must make sure there's ample time for setup. If you're renting a venue and bringing in outside help, ask what time people can come in to start setting. See if they can do it the day before, or at the very least the entire wedding day, before the event starts.

24. Learn About Marriage Licenses

You can check your state's license requirements online, but confirm with a call to the county clerk's office to see when they're open. Even if it's open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., they may issue marriage licenses only during slower times like, say, Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Give a copy of your marriage license to your mom or your maid of honor (just in case you lose yours during the final days before your wedding).

25. Go Over Ground Rules

Be prepared—ask the manager of the house of worship or site where you'll be married for the list of restrictions (if any). For instance, is flash photography or bare shoulders prohibited? Or, if you're exchanging vows outdoors, are you allowed to plant tent stakes in the lawn (which is often not allowed)?

26. Classify Your Cash

Wedding budgets are all about balance. Start your budget planning by making a checklist of the crucial details, like the music, your wedding gown, the invitations, the flowers and the photographer, and assign a number to each—one being the most important and three being the least. Invest your money in all your number ones and cut corners on your number threes. (But everything can't fall into the number one category!) For example, if a designer gown and fabulous food are what really matter, you may have to choose simple invitations and smaller floral arrangements.

27. Help Guests Pay Attention

Make sure your guests can both see and hear from their seats. If people are seated farther than 15 rows back from your ceremony altar or podium, consider renting a mic and a riser. This could range anywhere from $50 to $100, depending on the equipment used. You'll need to coordinate the delivery and setup with your ceremony space, so put your wedding planner or best man in charge of this task.

28. Write Down Your Digits

Keep an emergency contact sheet or phone with your vendor contacts on you on your wedding day— it may come in handy in case your limo driver gets lost or you decide you'd like your photographer to take some behind-the-scenes shots.

29. Call the Fashion Police

Don't go dress shopping on your own—all the gowns will start to look the same after a while and it will be harder to recall which style you really loved. But be careful about who you do bring. If your mom or sibling can't make the trip, ask a friend who is truly honest. This is the time when you really need to know which dress looks best.

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When it comes down to the last month of your planning (and when you're particularly harried) look at your mile long to-do list and cut three things. Yes, cut three things. Not crucial things that you just don't feel like doing, such as picking a processional song or confirming final details with all of your vendors. Eliminate only the over-the-top tasks like hand-painting "Just Married" signs, or baking cookies for all of the welcome bags. Cross them off and make a pledge not to think about them again. || FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Kelly (Remaley) Bergstresserfrom Germansville Tristen Bergstresser- from Kunkletown Tristen and I met on April 2014 (romantic, right?) on literally one of the last days that we possibly could have met. Both of our subscriptions were going to expire and I just happened to see him and sent a quick hello. We had our first date and we've been inseparable ever since. Six months later we moved in together and nearly 1 year to the day we started dating (May 3rd, Tristen's birthday) he proposed! Here is that story... I've never been one to really "plan" my wedding since I was a little girl or look at rings that I liked, etc. Tristen and I have always had an understanding that we'd spend our lives together but we never really put a time frame on it. One day I was looking at Pinterest and a rose gold ring popped up. I fell in love with it. I sent it to my mom with a message to just hold on to the picture JUST incase Tristen ever asked her what I would want. Little did I know two days later he went to my parents to ask permission. He already had a ring picked out, but literally drove all over Eastern PA to find that exact ring in the picture. Early that Sunday morning we went to Lake Walenpalpack, where Tristen's mother and step father rent a house for a week each year. We were sitting on the deck on the back of the house, which overlooked the lake. Tristen suggested we go down below to the dock. We made our way down and sat on a bench right on the water. It was perfect and serene and just beautiful. His heart was beating out of his chest and I was wondering what was going on haha. Then he stood up and took my hand. I said, "oh we are standing?" he said, "yes, I have something to ask you." he got down on one knee and said the sweetest things in the whole world and pulled out the beautiful rose gold ring I wanted. I was sooo confused because I literally just saw that ring a few days ago hahaha and had no idea how he got it so fast! He proposed on his birthday and said he couldn't think of a better birthday gift than to ask me to be his wife :-) We celebrated our 1 year anniversary last September and now we are expecting our first child together. I fall in love with Tristen more and more each day and can't imagine my life without him!

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Justin and Lauren Herzog

Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, loves gives us a fairytale. Lauren growing up in Kempton and Justin growing up in Slatington met back in 2008 in Kutztown. Their paths didn’t really cross until four years ago when they were set up by a mutual friend. Just a small town boy and girl living in a crazy world trying to figure out what is and isn’t true. Through it all nobody got Lauren the way Justin did. They had such a connection that time slowed down whenever they were around each other. It was in the moment of their first kiss she could feel her heart racing in her chest she knew he was the one and so did Justin. The sparks flew instantly and they just knew that this was their fate to be together. Its truly a love story and they said yes on September 17, 2017 at Lauren’s family farm in Kempton later gathering with family and friends at The Olde Homestead Golf Club in New Tripoli. The newlyweds are enjoying married life with their son Kelson and their pups, Dutch and Maya.

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The New Rules of Wedding Etiquette by Simone Hill

In the world of wedding hashtags and up-to-theminute status updates, these are the most common social-media-related wedding faux pas—here’s what to do. (You’re welcome.)

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Call your parents before posting your engagement announcement on social media. Your close friends and family will want to hear it straight from you first. A Facebook, Instagram or Twitter post might be the most efficient way to announce your engagement, but it's not the most personal. You know which friends and family members would appreciate to hear the news directly from you. Plus, it's likely that older family members (like your grandparents) don't have Facebook or Snapchat accounts and could miss the message altogether. Change your relationship status in minutes or months—it's up to you. There's no wrong or right time. Once you get engaged or tie the knot, it's up to you and your new spouse to decide when to change your relationship status or last name on your social media sites. For some couples, this can be a very important moment; for others, it's no big deal. So if and when you're ready to make the change, go for it. Post engagement ring pics (everyone can't wait to see!), but keep the nitty-gritty details to yourself. No one needs to know about cost and carat. After you post your "engaged" status, your friends and family will be dying to find out what the ring looks like, so indulge them with a photo (you may want to prep with a manicure first). It's not bragging to share a pic with the exciting news. Leave out the other details, because how much it cost isn't anyone else's business—the point is that it symbolizes the commitment you're making. Everyone's going to be checking out your hand for the first few months anyway, so make it easy for friends and family to admire from afar. Designate a "tweeter of honor." Enjoy your day and stay off your phone while still keeping everyone updated. Your wedding day will fly by, and if you're on your phone the whole time, you'll miss out on what's important. Focus on the guests who have come to celebrate with you, instead of everyone in your social media circles. You can always designate a "tweeter of honor"—it could be another bridesmaid who isn't your maid of honor (she'll have plenty of responsibilities already) or you can even hire FEBRUARY 15, 2018 ||

someone to keep your social networks updated throughout the day so you won't have to. Another option is to schedule tweets beforehand, so they're ready to go without the hassle. Send out traditional paper invites for the main event. But email invites are totally okay for pre- and postwedding parties. Paper invites are the way to go for the actual wedding day. In today's technology-based world, Continued on page 12

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where your guests receive hundreds of emails a day, a physical invite has become so much more special. That doesn't mean you have to go over-thetop with an invite that sings and shoots confetti. Simple card stock and laser printing will do the trick. A paperless invite for the rehearsal dinner or morning-after brunch is a great option (especially if you want to cut down on stationery costs). Just because the invites are electronic doesn't mean they can’t have style or personality. There are plenty of sites that let you customize e-invites so they look beautiful and unique. Keep your public posts positive. Confront issues directly and privately via phone, email or in person. We know wedding planning can be stressful at times. But before you post that status venting about all the guests who RSVP'd for too many people or complaining about your future mother-in-law-zilla, pause for a second and think. Posting something negative about your wedding (even if you don't call out a person specifically) will only lead to hurt feelings and tension. Instead, politely address each situation directly as it comes your way. That means picking up the phone and explaining to your guest that you don't have enough room for all the extras, and asking your fiancé to have a conversation with their mom. Trust us, the other route will only create animosity around your wedding. Spread the word about your wedding hashtag or Snapchat filter. You’re only a hashtag away from a successful feed of photos—inspire your guests to use it. We've gotten to the point where almost everyone (except maybe some older relatives) are familiar with hashtags and know how to use them, so you shouldn't feel weird about putting it out there. Think of ways you can tie it into your paper elements in a pretty or witty way—on your wedding website or even on your wedding invitations. Don’t hesitate to ask guests to share photos of themselves as they prep for your wedding—and make sure to set up materials like table tents or cards that encourage guests to use that fancy Geofilter you designed.

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Say congrats. If the couple hasn't made the announcement, then you shouldn't spill the big news for them. Instead, wait to publicly post your congratulations. It's exciting when you're the first to find out your best friend or sibling is getting married, but hold off on the public congrats until they're ready to share the news themselves. They might be waiting 12

for an important reason (like they haven't even told their parents yet), and there could be hard feelings involved if others find out they weren't in the know first. Ask questions—privately. If you want to discuss wedding plans with the bride or groom, it's polite to do it in private. It can be awkward for the couple if you ask questions about their wedding around others who might not be invited, especially on social media platforms like Facebook. Whether it’s a direct Facebook message or a personal phone call, they’ll appreciate a friendly ear to listen how it's going. And remember, this is a busy time for the couple too, so don't be offended if they don't keep you up to date on every single detail. Share pics of the newlyweds. But respect their request if they ask you not to post photos before they do. It's great that you want to show what an amazing wedding the couple threw and Instagram the cake and flowers. But some may want to wait to share photographic details of the wedding until they have photos from their professional photographer. If they opt for an unplugged wedding, you should Continued on page 14 || FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Justin and Tara Underkoffler This is Justin and Tara Underkoffler. The two grew up just a bridge a part; Justin is from Walnutport and Tara is from Slatington. They met during the summer 5 years ago through mutual friends, and after their first date at Keystone Pub, they've been together ever since. After getting engaged on a Saturday night in September, they decided they wanted to take their closest friends and family to Cape May, New Jersey and have a small beach wedding. The wedding took place on August 5th, 2017. The weather was close to perfect and they said their I Do's surrounded by beach go-ers on the sand. A few weeks later they celebrated with everyone back home with an outdoor reception at The Skeet Club Grove. Today they are enjoying married life with their two pups, Marley and Maysen, and kitty cat, Kahlua (AKA Garfield, Justin's best friend).

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respect their choice. If you’re not sure whether you're in the clear to post photos, then wait until a close friend or family member of the couple does so first (or just ask them)—then it's okay to post away. Leave the phone in your purse or pocket. Unplugged wedding or not, the couple invited you to celebrate their day, not sit there on your phone. The couple spent a lot of time planning an event for you to enjoy, so don't spend the entire time on your phone documenting the wedding on Periscope—go have some fun! It's okay to share the love a few times, but you shouldn't opt out of hitting the dance floor in favor of tweeting a play-by-play. Plus, having a phone or tablet out all the time can get in the way of photos, and no one wants to look back on their wedding day to see a guest more engaged with a device than their reception. Follow directions for the paper RSVP. The couple's inboxes are already full of weddingrelated details; a text, email or private message is likely to get lost in the mix. Most paper invitations will include an RSVP card with an addressed envelope to send it back in, and couples will look for and expect responses by mail (before the deadline). If you lose the card, then it's okay to call and find out how the couple would prefer you to RSVP once you know whether you'll be attending. Stay clear of the professional wedding photographer. Take as many photos as you please, but don't get in the photographer's way. Be mindful of the photographer and videographer the couple has hired to capture their wedding— especially during the ceremony. A good rule of thumb is to stay seated during the ceremony, and definitely don’t lean into the aisle or raise your phone over your head (this isn’t a concert). Standing up or moving around can be distracting to the officiant, get in the way of the pros and ruin the view for other guests. Our advice? If you must have that amazing shot of the bride's entrance, get to the ceremony early and sit in an aisle seat to get great photos without having to pull acrobatic stunts. Actually use that wedding hashtag. The couple created a wedding hashtag for good reason. If the couple has a hashtag, use it as much as possible on every photo and tweet. They're excited to have all of their photos in one place. Make as much effort as possible to use it and encourage others to as well. 14

by The Knot

Whether you have $100,000, $10,000 or $1,000 to spend, here’s how to budget for the wedding of your dreams.

Establishing Your Budget Who's Paying?

Talk with your families about who will pay for what: Some brides' families still pick up the entire tab, but more and more groom's families are participating too. How do you bring up the conversation? For many couples, talking to each family separately is the best way to have truly open discussions. When you do talk, here are strategies for determining your initial budget. Ask both of your folks if they're planning to contribute to the cost of the wedding. If so, ask them to commit to a specific dollar amount, and then add up all the contributions to create your budget. Alternatively, it may be easier to ask each set of parents to finance a particular aspect of the wedding (such as the ceremony, honeymoon, or catering) instead of just committing to a dollar amount.  Decide how much you two can contribute between now and the wedding. (43 percent of the couples we polled in the The Knot 2014 Real Weddings Study say they're planning to contribute financially to their wedding.)

Cost Considerations

If you're planning on a formal candlelit dinner in the grand ballroom of that amazing hotel downtown, your budget is clearly going to have to be much bigger than if you've sketched out an afternoon tea and dessert party in your parents' pretty backyard. In general, there are several major factors that will really affect what you'll need to set aside.

Guest List Size

There's a per-head cost for food and liquor, and these two are typically the biggest expense in the whole wedding, so changing the guest list size is the surest way to increase or decrease your costs. On top of that, the smaller the guest list the more you'll save on all your other details, including décor, stationery, favors, and rentals, because you won't need as much of everything.

Wedding Setting

Some cities and towns are just more expensive than others. New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles are the obvious culprits, but small towns and remote destinations can entail greater costs if things like flowers and talent have to come from afar. Tourist towns can also up your wedding price tag during peak season. Likewise, certain venues are more || FEBRUARY 15, 2018

expensive than others. Some—such as a city park— come with no (or low) fees, while others, like a grand ballroom, might cost you the equivalent of a year's college tuition. Also, be aware that many popular locations have head count minimums, meaning they won't host a wedding that's too small, and some may also have a per-head minimum that requires your event to be a certain size.

Date and Time

Highly sought-after seasons and days of the week are pricier for obvious reasons. An evening reception is usually more expensive than a brunch or afternoon reception, not only because of higher catering costs for dinner, but also because people tend to drink less during the daytime, and many couples choose to go more low-key on elements like lighting, music and décor.

Wedding Style

The more formal the affair, the more expensive, because you'll have to match the site, food, and musical entertainment to the overall upscale tone. The outlay for a full six-course meal is typically greater than for a cocktail soiree with mostly hors d'oeuvres; the fee for a twelve-piece band is greater than that for a DJ or a quartet; all-out décor like lighting, specialty linens, and dramatic floral displays also will run up the bill. Plus, fancier affairs tend to be larger.

How Much Do You Actually Need?

Just like buying shoes, an apartment, or a pair of jeans, when it comes to financing a wedding, you should figure out how much you need to spend to get what you want. Set your expectations accordingly. Knot Note: The average wedding cost is $31,213.

Here's a basic breakdown of what you can expect to pay:

Reception: 48-50 percent Ceremony: 2-3 percent Attire: 8-10 percent Flowers: 8-10 percent Entertainment/Music: 8-10 percent Photography/Videography: 10-12 percent Stationery: 2-3 percent Wedding Rings: 2-3 percent Parking/Transportation: 2-3 percent Gifts: 2-3 percent Miscellaneous: 8 percent To avoid stress, allot 5 percent of your budget for a "just-in-case" fund. If you're paying for your honeymoon yourselves, remember to budget for that as well.

engagement, the more you'll be able to sock away. Ways to save: Limit your spending on small stuff (watching Netflix instead of going out, curb your Starbucks habits and so on). These changes will hardly affect your quality of life, but after a year, the extra cash will cover some wedding essentials. Make the most of your money: Instead of stashing your money in a low-interest savings account, consider buying CDs or opening a money-market account. The interest rate can be double that of a savings account. Just check the fine print to avoid penalties.

Staying on Budget

Now that you've established your budget, you'll spend the next few months keeping track and allocating your funds. Follow these four points to make sure your spending is where it should be. Step 1: Get a System Put your accounting skills to the test by deciding on a budgeting system to track all the money coming in and out. The easiest way? The Knot Wedding Budget Calculator, which automatically tells you how much you should be spending on everything from music to mother-in-law gifts, and allows you to track all your payments and their due dates. Otherwise, you can put all your info in an oldfashioned spreadsheet. Just make sure you record every payment you make and who you owe what. Step 2: Explore Hidden Costs and Extras Knowing all the costs up front will guarantee that your budget can actually cover it all. Avoid overtime. If the party's hopping, those extra 45 minutes may whiz by, but you'll probably pay dearly in overtime costs for everyone from the photographer to the venue manager. If you suspect the wedding may go long, work overtime costs into your budget—if you don't use it, it'll be a nice surprise chunk of cash. Factor in tips. From the sexton who cleans the church to the hotel steward who delivers your welcome bags, even conservative tipping can add Continued on page 16

How Much Can You Save?

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Wedding Budget Continued from page 15

hundreds to your wedding cost. Make sure to account for these costs in your initial budget. Ask about service fees. The "service charge" is not a tip for the event staff—it's actually an additional fee that venues charge to cover their own cost of hiring servers, coat checkers, and bathroom and parking attendants, which typically amounts to 20 to 25 percent of the event's total food and drink fee. Remember that trials aren't always free. A florist's demo may be gratis the first time, but if you make repeated changes, you risk being billed. And you'll definitely want to factor in your hair trial with your stylist into your overall hair budget.

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Don't forget the little things. Things like stamps for the RSVP cards, ribbons for the favors, and marriage license fees seem so small that you can shrug them off, but like any costs, they add up. Going "just over budget" in a couple different categories with a vague plan of making it up somewhere else can push you past your limit. Budget for gratuities. You should also set aside at least $800 for gratuities (the additional amount given to your vendors for their hard work). As with a waiter or your hairdresser, tips are generally expected unless you're unhappy with the service. Step 3: Plan to Go Over If you account for budget overages, then you never actually blow your budget. Try to earmark 5 percent of your budget for unforeseen costs. Here are three areas where you might go over. Flowers: A last-minute realization that something previously unconsidered needs to be decorated, or a request that an additional family member wear a boutonniere or corsage. Weather-related expenses: Umbrellas for a rainy day, space heaters for an unseasonably cool day or additional shade for a particularly hot or humid one. Small accidents: Gown needs last-minute spot removal, something breaks in the days before the ceremony or menus get damp and need to get reprinted. || FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Step 4: Be Smart Take advantage of budgeting and money management tricks along the way. Put all your wedding money in one separate account, so you can easily track additions and withdrawals without getting it confused with the rest of your dayto-day funds. Pay for as many of your expenses as possible on a credit card that gives you benefits like mileage, rewards, or cash back. Make sure everyone making purchases (your fiancé, your mom and so on) are all on the same card system, allowing you to benefit from the rewards and also from the easy tracking of your purchases. To avoid credit card fees, pay the bill off in full each month.

10 Ways to Save

Whatever your budget, you don't have to resort to DIY bouquets to come in on target. Follow these 10 tips to have a chic wedding without sacrificing one iota of style. 1. Decide What's Most Important Pick your top three priorities and allocate a little extra money for them (like your gown, catering, and band). Next, pick the three things that come lowest on your priority list (maybe flowers, cake and invitations), and budget accordingly. 2. Cut the Guest List We know it's tough, but one of the fastest and most effective ways to lower your wedding cost is to pare down the invitees. Get out that red pen! At $100 a head, taking 10 guests off the guest list saves $1,000! Also consider the size of your wedding party: Gifts and transportation are cheaper for two than for ten. 3. Pass on Pricey Details Glamorous details on items that you're indifferent about spike costs without adding any fun to your day. Free yourself of the pressure to upgrade and instead make honest choices based on what you want. As a general rule, before you sign a contract, look through the itemized list of what you're buying and, ask yourself, "Will anyone notice if we don't do this?" 4. Consider Printing Costs Having two shades of ink on your invitation might

match your color scheme, but it can also add massive printing costs; square invites also requires extra postage. 5. Get a Smaller Car Town Cars will shuttle your wedding party to the reception just as effectively as a Hummer stretch limo. 6. Skip the Special Effects If you're happy with simple wedding pictures, pass on options like sepia tones, multiple exposures and split frames. 7. Substitute Less Expensive Flowers Choose flowers that are in season, and pick locally grown flowers rather than blooms that need to be flown in from afar to reduce costs. For example, if you exchange Black Magic roses for more reasonably priced, deeply colored dahlias in all your bouquets and table arrangements, you'll save about $4 a stem. If you were planning on having five roses per bouquet and 10 per centerpiece, and have a wedding party of five ladies and guest list of 150 people, you could save $700. 8. Simplify Your Menu Reduce the number of overall dinner courses (making three courses fabulous costs less than serving five individual courses) and keep your menu simple. Stick with the specialties of the season and region. 9. Save the Good Stuff for Later Have the caterers bring out the fancy Dom Perignon for the toast, but pour a less expensive champagne the rest of the night—no one will ever see the bottle or know the difference. 10. Pare Down the Cake Extras Order a small, fabulous cake that's exactly what you want and, in the kitchen, have several sheet cakes of the same flavor cut for your guests. And stay away from tiers and (time-consuming) handmade sugar flowers, fancy fillings and special molded shapes. Have your caterer decorate each plate with a flavored sauce instead. Buttercream frosting is also tastier and less expensive than fondant. Not sure where to begin with your wedding planning? Take our Style Quiz and we'll pull together a custom wedding vision and vendors to match, just for you.

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It's only about a month until Spring arrives! The Lehigh Township Historical Society is busy planning our spring and summer events. Watch the Gazette for ads about any of our future fundraiser events. We are looking for empty baskets. If you are cleaning out and find baskets that you do not want, we can use any shape or size. They can be dropped off at the Historical Centre on Tuesday mornings 9-12 weather permitting. Please call 610-440-0151 to be sure we are there before coming. 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. Any items you are donating can be dropped off on Tuesday mornings. Our regular Open House season will not begin until May 6th but you may arrange a small group visit to the Historical Centre at any time. Please call 610-440-0151 to set up a time and date.You can also message us through our website at www. or follow us on Facebook. We hope to see you soon!



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Northampton Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation Announces Selected Honorees submitted by CLAUDIA SHULMAN

The Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is proud to announce the inaugural group of Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor inductees: Mr. Edward Pany (Class of 1954) educator; founder/curator of Atlas Cement Memorial Museum, Northampton; community leader. Reverend Clark Kuntz II (Class of 1963) pastor/pastor emeritus of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville; community volunteer. Mrs. Paulette Fritz (Class of 1968) registered client associate at Wells Fargo Advisors Wealth Brokerage Services, Northampton; community leader/volunteer. Mr. Troy Thrash (Class of 1988) president & CEO of Air Zoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan; community volunteer. Dr. Christopher Raab (Class of 1989) pediatrician/medical director, International Medicine Program at A.I.duPont Hospital for Children, DE, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia; community volunteer. Ms. Joan Snyder Kuhl (Class of 1997) founder & president of Why Millennials Matter, New York;

international consultant, speaker, author. The Wall of Honor will be located in Northampton Area High School’s main lobby. A plaque for each inductee will recognize personal and professional post high school graduation achievements and will feature a current photo, as well as the inductee’s senior photo. The Distinguished Alumni inductees honored on the wall will serve as an inspiration to all students and as a reminder to our entire community of Northampton Area School District’s proud education tradition and commitment to serve others. Each inductee will be publicly honored at the Foundation’s Distinguished Alumni Award Celebration on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, in Danielsville. Family, friends, colleagues, community members, faculty, and students will join the Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation in making the Celebration Dinner and Recognition Program a memorable event for these six inaugural Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor inductees. The Celebration will also serve as a Foundation fundraiser to help make monetary grants available to all Northampton Area School District faculty to develop and provide innovative programs that positively impact District students.



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Deadline Extended to Adopt a Banner in Slatington submitted by ROBERT STETTNER

Northern Lehigh Future Focus announces that the deadline for area businesses, civic organizations and residents to “adopt a banner” has been extended until March 15, 2018, in order to give everyone one last opportunity to sponsor a banner. In 2004 parts of Slatington became a National Register Historic District. To promote the historic district and welcome visitors to Slatington, future focus designed, raised funds and purchased 24 banners in 2005, which previously were located along Main Street throughout the borough’s designated Historic District. The three-color double-sided cloth banners included a design of the local Victorian architecture, a welcoming slogan and announced the historic district. In 2007 a second adopt a banner program added more banners to Main Street and replaced some that were lost or damaged from extreme weather conditions. After more than a decade of use and exposure to the elements, the old banners are no longer usable, and need to be replaced. NLFF has secured a grant from the Lehigh Valley Chamber Foundation to help purchase at least 28 new banners. The previous

banners were a maroon color, the new banners will be blue in color to more closely resemble Northern Lehigh School District’s school colors. If the adopt a banner program is a success even more banners will be able to be purchased, for placement in additional locations or for use as spares. Future Focus hopes interested individuals, civic groups and businesses will consider helping defray the cost of the banner project by adopting a banner at a cost of $100 each. Future Focus hopes to have the new banners installed during the spring of 2018. Deadline to adopt a banner is March 15, 2018. If you would like to adopt a banner, please send a check payable to Northern Lehigh Future Focus, P.O. Box 243, Slatington, PA 18080. If you would like further information or have questions please call Dan @ (610) 760-0685.

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so happy to have years ago. Someone just told me that her father had a store years ago. When the store was really full in that time period, in winter there were always a lot of such old fellows sitting around the stove. Many of them chewed tobacco. There was no objection to that, but some always missed the ash bucket or the spittoon. Then the store keeper needed to make signs and hang them up around the place. One of those signs read,“Don’t spit on the ceiling, we can’t find our stepladder.” Whether the groundhog saw its shadow or not, now is the time to look over the seed catalogs, and acquire all your seed items and go through them, to see what you must sow first. Last week I got an advertisement in the mail to buy a book called Moon Planting. No man knows what will come on the

market next for someone to make money! I’ll plant my flowers in the ground and that advertisement I’ll plant in the garbage can. -Florence Baver [This is just another good example why I like using articles from Florence Baver. There are several topics alluding to rural folklife in early 20th century and one also to the frugality of the Dutch people, many of whom also came through the great depression, which, of course, heightened their tendency toward thriftiness. “Waste not, want not” was a maxim which was always followed and perhaps we could be well served by adhering to it today.]

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR February 21 • Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 6:30 p.m., Catasauqua High School, Rm. C219 2500 Bullshead Rd., Northampton, PA Program: Phil Hublitz will speak on “Fishing the West” Public Invited 610-262-7598 February 27 • Northern Lehigh Swimming Pool Assn. - Annual Meeting and Election of Officers 6:30 PM, Slatington Baptist Church, 509 Main St. Slatington, PA 18080 • MONDAYS • 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/Growing in Hope, St. Peters Community Center, 177 Main Road, Lehighton 7 - 8 p.m. 570-6576850 • 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 570-3869960. • 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. 24

• Crochet night, Tuesday night 6:30-8:30, Northern Lehigh School Library call Lisa 610-767-4323. WEDNESDAYS • Pastor Chris Cocca will be leading a weekly Bible Study at Christ's Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Rd, New Tripoli, every Wednesday evening during Lent, 2/21- 3/28. He will be focusing on the last week of Jesus' life. Please join us at 6:30 pm in our social hall. Call 484-358-0649 • 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. • 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. • Carbon County Art League,meet the second Wednesday each month at 6:00 PM at The Seventh Moon Wellness Spa, Lower level, 701 Bridge Street, Lehighton, Pa 18235 Phone: 610-730-3163 • Pastor Chris Cocca will be leading a weekly Bible study, at Christ's Church at Lowhill, 4695 Church Road, New Tripoli, every Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm. 9/20-11/1 will feature "The Bible as Literature, then and now” • The overdose support group will be held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. 6:00pm - 7:30pm at CarbonMonroe-Pike Drug & Alcohol. 428 South 7th St. Lehighton, PA. Contact Carolee @ 610-377-5177. Free support for anyone impacted by an overdose. • TOPS, New Night, Zion U.C.C., Lehighton. 4:30 p.m. 610-8522136.

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 p.m. FMI 610-760-1642. • 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. • Senior Citizens meet 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Fire Company Social Hall. • 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 • 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. • Second Sunday of every month United States Submarine Veterans Lehigh Valley Base monthly meeting, at St Stephen’s Church at 510 Union St, Allentown. || FEBRUARY 15, 2018


Chad Miller - 52 on February 2 Brandon Miller - 20 on February 3 Elizabeth Kremposky - 15 on February 6 Robert Wickkiser - 71 on February 6 Frances R. Binder - 91 on February 7 Warren “Chips” Guss - 57 on February 9 Kaitlyn Miller - 12 on February 9 Jenn Levan-Uhler - 39 on February 13 Angela L. Roadarmel - 30 on February 15 Judy E. Hoffman - 74 on February 16 Tammy Herritt - 48 on February 17 Nancy I. Bahr - 66 on February 20

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Slatington Library News submitted by LOUISE BECHTEL

For all Slatington Library information, visit our website State Income tax forms and Rent Rebate forms are available at the library. We have NO Federal forms. You can use our public access computers to file your taxes online. The book club meets on the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m. The next meeting is March 5th. New members are always welcome. March’s book is “The Book that Matters Most”, by Ann Hood. Copies of the book are available at the library. The topic for the Diabetes lecture for February is “Diabetes Complications.” It will be held on Wednesday, Febuary 28 at 1 p.m. Bechtel’s Pharmacy, Inc. sponsors the Diabetes series. Past lectures can be watched on youtube through links from the library’s home page. Visit the Library’s home page for links to many interesting and educational databases. Links available are Online Card Catalog, Overdrive (e books), Zinio (magazines), Power

Library, Brainfuse, Ancestry, HeritageQuest, NoveList Plus, Law Depot, Chilton Library , NewsBank, Rosetta Stone, and Jobs For Teens HQ Are you an Amazon shopper? If you are, shop and select the Slatington Library and we will receive 1% of what you spend as a donation. You can use your existing account. There is always a book sale at the Library. Books are $1 a bag. The library takes donations of books. We do not take encyclopedias, National Geographic’s magazines or Reader’s Digest condensed books. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Thursday and Sunday. Contact us at 610-767-6461.


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Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club News submitted by BOB GREEN

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its meeting Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: “Common Mode Noise Problems and Solutions)” by Ken/ KB3MDT. Hams and others interested are always welcome. Directions: FMI: 610.432.8286. FREE AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE CLASSES Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet, land-line phones or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club offers free classes to prepare interested persons for the short entry-level FCC Amateur Radio license test and the start of enjoyment in amateur radio communications. Here's a chance for you to learn about amateur radio for emergency communication, in public service events, radio contests, or casual conversations

with other “hams” potentially anywhere in the world. You’ll learn how radios and antennas work, how to set up and operate a station at home, in your vehicle, and while you walk using a small hand-held radio, and more. If you are within the age range of about 8 to 80+, and have an interest in amateur radio, you qualify for enrollment! For hams currently holding the entry-level license we also offer free classes to prepare for the test to upgrade to the General Class license. Classes for both entry-level and General Class license will start on Tuesday, March 6, and run for 10 Tuesday evenings (the FCC license test will be offered on the 10th Tuesday), 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Gracedale Complex in Nazareth. More information about amateur radio can be found on the Internet on our local DLARC’s website:, and the national association’s website: what-is-ham-radio . To register for the classes, or if you have questions about amateur radio or the classes, please call 610.432.8286 or email

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We're super-fabulous brothers who were born last April. We're totally socialized and love to play. We are fun with a capital F. ... We were rescued from an elderly's lady's yard during a TNR program. We're current on shots and FelV and FIV negative, and neutered. And we might mention that we're very handsome! We are a dynamic duo, so you seriously should check us out! Oh, and we do really want to stay together, in case you hadn't guessed. If you're interested, please call Therese at Forgotten Felines: 610-248-7399 or submit an online application:

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The Woman’s Club of Slatington Arts Contest submitted by BECKY LIENHARD

sponsored by: The Woman’s Club of Slatington Arts Contest April 23 @ 7:00 PM Slatington Public Library -Coloring contest for children (Pre-k thru grade 2) -Coloring contest for adults (Adults 18+) -Two & Three-Dimensional Art contest open to both adults and students (grades 3 thru 12) -Photo contest open to both adults and students (grades 3 thru 12) For additional information: Pick-up a contest form / coloring sheet at the Slatington Public Library or Email: Louise Bechtel

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LAW OFFICES WELCOME NEW ATTORNEY The Law Firm of Steckel and Stopp is pleased to announce that Attorney Erin D. Gilsbach has joined the Firm as an of counsel attorney.

Attorney Gilsbach is the Executive Director of EdLaw Interactive ( and a practicing school law attorney. She is an experienced speaker at the state and national levels on matters regarding school law and a frequent author on education law topics, and she provides a wide variety of training programs, as well as legal consulting services, to school districts, charter schools, non-public schools, and education-related organizations. She specializes in school policy and procedure legal defensibility audits as well as trending legal issues regarding school technology, nursing and school health services, truancy prevention, child abuse prevention and mandated reporting, educator evaluation and discipline, and a variety of other school law topics. A former high school English teacher who served for over two years at the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Chief Counsel, Attorney Gilsbach was voted by her peers as a SuperLawyer© “Rising Star Attorney” for the past five years. She currently serves as the President of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) Solicitor’s Association, and she is an active member of and frequent presenter and author for the National School Boards Association (NSBA), NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the Education Law Association (ELA), and the National Business Institute (NBI). For the past twelve years, Attorney Gilsbach and her husband, Attorney Timothy E. Gilsbach, have resided in the Slatington area along with their three young daughters. She is a fan of musical theater, and she loves learning about computers and technology.

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Northwestern Lehigh Middle School 25th Anniversary Celebration submitted by JENNIFER L. HOLMAN

Community members of Northwestern Lehigh 1992 time capsule, and the unveiling of our Tiger Tales School District are cordially invited to join permanent display which highlights significant middle Northwestern Lehigh Middle School on Friday, school events from the past 25 years. The school Citizen’s Fire Company No. 1 February 16, 2018, as the school celebrates 25 years of extends a warm invitation to retired board members, Citizen’s Fire Company No. 1 middle level education through engaging, leading, administrators, faculty, former students, and the many Citizen’s FireNo. Company 1 Citizen’s Fire Company 1 MainNo. Street and inspiring. Starting at 8 a.m., members of3922 Student other community members who guided and inspired Slatedale, 18079 3922 Main Street PA our Council will provide tours of the building to highlight school program to be the success it is today! The 610-767-6887 Slatedale, PA 18079 3922 Main Street Street current programming 3922 and Main building updates. A inclement weather date will be Friday, February 23, 610-767-6887 Slatedale, PA 18079 Citizen’s Fire Company 1 BINGO Sunday Slatedale, PA 18079 celebration assembly will begin at 610-767-6887 9 a.m. andNo.will 2018 at 1 p.m. Call our secretary Sandy Horvath at S L AT E D A L E 610-767-6887 Game at 1:00 PM Sunday BINGO feature guest speakers, the reveal of3922 contents 610-298-8661 should you have any questions. Main Streetof the



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LCCC Holds SEED Program Open House submitted by DENISE REIFINGER

If you are a student with a disability interested in a college experience, needing additional supports and/ or individualized programming to be successful, you could benefit from the Success, Engagement, Education, Determination program at LCCC. The program teaches communication skills, socialization or independent living and connects the student to a peer mentor. An information session for people interested in the program is scheduled at main campus in Schnecksville on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Rothrock Library, room 120. The SEED program provides comprehensive direct services for

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Calling All Farmers and Ag Businesses submitted by DORA BOYD SIMONS

Penn State Extension has organized the Open Gate Farm Tours of Lehigh and Northampton Counties for over four decades with a primary goal of educating the public about local agriculture. We have also been fortunate to have the support of many farm community partners enhancing this event. Each year since its inception, the tour has attracted thousands of residents from the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Would you like to be one of the stops on the 2018 Open Gate Farm Tour? As we all understand, agriculture has many forms and this once-a-year opportunity provides an opportunity

for Lehigh Valley residents to explore and discover our local agriculture. Penn State Extension expects all participating farms to conduct an educational activity at no cost to participants to strengthen our message of the importance of agriculture, inspire future famers and help raise awareness of our local food system. Hayrides with a narrative about the farm, a tour of your barn, or a lecture on how to grow pumpkins are a few examples of activities that qualify. If you have trouble thinking of an activity or face difficulty staffing it, we can help! We are able to provide educational materials and curriculums, as well as volunteer assistance from Master Gardeners local 4-H Clubs, to add the required educational component. This year’s Open Gate Farm Tours will take place on the following dates: Northampton County – September 29 and 30 Lehigh County – October 21 If you are interested in being one of the farms or ag businesses on the Open Gate Farm Tour this year please contact the Penn State Extension office in Northampton County at 610-813-6613 or by March 31 for more information.

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Palmerton Area Community Blood Drive submitted by ALICE WANAMAKER

The Palmerton Area Community will be hosting a Blood Drive on March 19, 2018 from 11:30 am – 6:30 pm, in partnership with Miller-Keystone Blood Center at the West End Fire Co., 855 Princeton Ave., Palmerton. In order to donate blood, individuals must be 16 years of age or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, feel healthy on the day of their donation & provide valid identification. Consent of parent/guardian is required for 16-year-old donors; additional donor eligibility requirements can be found at Recently I read an article that pointed out two facts about blood donation. The first fact is that every two seconds someone in the United States needs to be given blood. The second fact is that each year, 38% of Americans are eligible to donate blood but only 10% do so. Let’s change those statistics and get out and save lives this spring. To schedule a donation at Palmerton Area Community Blood Drive, contact Alice Wanamaker at 484-274-2080 or appointments can also be scheduled online at and reference sponsor code 1361.

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St. John Neumann School Celebrates Catholic Schools Week! submitted by DANIELLE MARINO

Catholic Schools Week is a week filled with fun events that happen every year throughout the diocese and was celebrated January 28th through February 3rd. St. John Neumann Regional School showed their spirit with the theme of “Catholic Schools are SUPER! We Learn! What’s your Superpower?” Each day of the week was themed with a superhero that the students could dress as. Monday was Batman/Batgirl Day and we had an Open House for our community to visit our school. Tuesday was the Incredible Hulk Day. Our Palmerton Campus hosted a Special Persons Luncheon, where family could eat lunch with the students and shop through the Scholastic Book Fair. Wednesday was Captain America Day and quite fitting for our “Veterans, Who Keep Us Safe ~ Expressions of Gratitude Prayer Service.”The Catholic War Veterans Post 454 presented two of our students with certificates and prize money for placing in “The Catholic Veterans Patriotic Poster Contest.”Delaney Erickson won 2nd place receiving $75 and Amanda Gowin won 3rd place receiving $50. The girls’ posters will go on to the National Competition. The Lehigh Gap Nature Center gave a presentation later in the day about nocturnal animals. Students learned why

animals were nocturnal and some of their odd behaviors as compared to diurnal animals. Thursday was The Flash Day where students and teachers “flashed” back to another decade. Slatington Campus had their Special Persons Luncheon and Scholastic Book Fair the same day. That night family and friends got together for a fun Snow Tubing night at Blue Mountain Ski Area. Friday was the best day of all! Students not only got to dress as Superman/Superwoman, but both campuses got together for a bunch of fun activities. These activities included an Ice Cream Social, where students chose from a wide variety of toppings, a Sock Hop/Dance with music from the 50’s and 60’s as well as the Yellow Scarf Challenge in which students had to learn a choreographed dance with, of course, a yellow scarf to the song “Better When I’m Dancin’” by Meghan Trainor. It was a week of appreciation, showing all the good things Catholic schools do! To see more photos and coverage from Catholic Schools Week, check out our Facebook page, “St. John Neumann Regional School”. Call us for a tour, 610-826-2354!


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Events Chicken Pot Pie Sale Fundraiser: to benefit Lehigh Township Historical Society. Takeout only, $7 per quart, while supplies last. Pickup at Casey's Cafe 4315 Mountain View Drive, Walnutport. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 16-18. To order call 610-760-3186 or 610-440-0151 (leave message). (2/15) Morgenland Church, Orefield, PA is having their annual Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner on Sat., March 10, 2018 - 4pm-7pm. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Tickets available at the door-Adults - $10.00, Child 5-12 yrs - $4.00, 5 yrs – free. (2/15)

For Sale 2002 HOLIDAY RAMBLER: Diesel pusher motor home 36 ft., 1 slide, ready to go. Cat engine, 6-speed auto., well below book value $24,995 OBO call 610-393-0782. 2002 Mercedes Benz: C240 silver in color 74,000 miles, $4495 OBO 610-393-0782. Wurlitzer Model 2810 Jukebox with hundreds of records, working condition. $500 O.B.O. Call 610-393-0782. 2004 Ford Escape 175K miles & 4' X 10' utility trailer $2,000. Call 484-695-3172 (2/15) Franco Belge Coal Stove: Good condition. $400. 610-767-7329. (2/15) Antique Horse Drawn Sleigh: Completely restored, asking $2,500 O.B.O. Call 610-767-8542 or 610-767-8090 (2/15)


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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. Commercial Warehouse Available: 18 Seventh St. Slatington. 10,400 sq ft with inside and outside loading docks. Ideal for manufacturing, warehouse, and automotive. Triple Net lease rate: $1975 per month. Sale price: $297,000. Owner financing available to qualified applicants. Call Malcolm at 610-909-6348 (3/1) 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. (12/20/18) Egyptian Sands Motel: Room for Rent: Private bath, maid service, all utilities included, clean, quiet, safe, $195/week or $620/month, call 610-262-8050 for details. (3/15/18) 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. (2/15) 3 bedroom house for one to three adults only. No children or pets. Swamp Hollow Road, Slatington. $800 per month. Call 610-767-5454. (2/15)

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Originally published I found this in 2006 Moore Township description of theran and Reformed, edition of History in the 1920 on a hill is the commands located of Northampton County. a view of the surrounding There have been country. few changes a The first church since 1920. built of It became a township was erected in 1772 and logs in 1765 its and it was proposed Page 5 served purpose until to name 1829 when “Penn” but the it present name it was replaced by a given in honor stone strucwas ture. The log church a representative of John Moore, moved was rein the Provincial about Assembly in from its formersix miles west 1761-62. The site and was of the country face used for ing, the soil is hilly and roll- was namedreligious worship. It being either “Little Moore” gravel both or slate, but and the churches have als has yielded culture of cere- known since been fair by these names. and buckwheat. returns of rye “Big In 1872, Moore” was remodeled. The first white The seating capacity increased settlements were made to 800 with a between 1740 new 105-foot -WFMZ photo 1750. Among and steeple. high habitants were these early inOne of the pastors, Henry Diehl, Christian Miller, erick Rev. FredJimmy Pasquariello W. (right) of the Nicholas Heil, Henry Shopp, that was Mendsen, had a career Emilio DeNisis Bath Social (left) with a check Nicholas Shall, exceptional. Hall presents He started for $1,000. Fire Chief Peter Diehl and John to minister to the faithful –Home News Bauman. By KERI LINDENMUTH A series of photo in Indian attacks 1810 serving the spiritual During the killed many the social hall’s needs of ten churches of the early ough of Bath monthly Bor- bership. board in NorthampPage 6 The generousand mem- in 1756. The population,settlers ton, Lehigh, Monroe on Monday, Council meeting came donation ever, had and Cara steady growth how- bon counties. He Bath Social February 5, the social from extra money in preached three and by or four Hall presented the 1770 it numbered hall’s entertainment Bath Volunteer times on the 500. There fund. Events and were also three traveling thirty a Sunday, often memberships with a check Fire Department how gristmills to forty miles Pasquariello for $1,000. Jimmy joritythe social hall acquires a are two sawmills in operation and meet his engagements. to of ma- township. in the 40 years In over Hall gave the the Bath Social the of its funds. Over the years, in the There are numerous Chief Emilio donation to Fire for social hall has become known formed 24,564 ministry, he perDeNisi. its many events small vil- confirmations, baptisms, 9,412 lages located During a in previous council such as the annual for children, 4,148 meeting, council Dream Come Near the eastern the township. 7,218 funerals and marriages, and Pasquari- True bike run. line is Mooreello discussed administered stown, one the Lord’s “You donating funds of the prettiest the fire department to what we would be amazed [at] lages in Northampton vil- casions. Supper on 76,482 ocdo,” said The good Reverend help the volunteer in order to County, at having The funds are Pasquariello. died Klecknersville 77th Year, Issue department meet its budget. much appreci- school, a population of 200, on August 5, a 1871. No. 6 Following the ated by DeNisi and hotel and two meeting, Pasquariello www.homene the entire stores. West of the met with Continued These are amazing village stands on page 3 lem or Big Moore Sastatistics By JUSTIN Church. This and can be confirmed SWEITZER well-known on page 487, Volume Allen Township union Supervisors and work on Race church, Lu- Northampton II History of reviewed a road improvements pleted by that date. Street com- schedule,”County 1920. schedule

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Lehigh Supervi 50 Years in cents sors find Tax bill soluD.A.R. tion Andy’s Corner

is in addition that The motion comes 248-700 the township’s tax “If we entertain to her salary. USPS the notion of collector is required to collect told the township after Trexler additional per capita taxes, saying compensation in 2017 that that the ordishe would not for the tax collector for something that nance is “clear on its face” stuffing the tax be sending and was traditionally bills, according done in the past, Trexler must collect per that minutes from the to does that capita taxes constitute meeting. Trexler board’s Dec. 12 the compensation a change in told by law, despite her being otherwise. that would fall that she is not said she was told outside of “The law required to collect what the per capita taxes low?” Snover asked. law would al- township is pretty clear that a or tax collector lopes, as she has stuff the enveBackenstoe utory duty to collect has a statdone occupation“I’m not obligated in the past. a concrete said he didn’t have answer and would to stuff the have to find out what is allowed Continued on page 3

Palmerton Beer Depot Northampton planners Approve plan s for Will Brook Farm Trus ow t

By JUSTIN SWEITZER The Northampton cil, the approval Planning Commission Borough plans is contingentof the three association, absolutely. recom- tiple upon mended conditional conditions outlined mul- sewer will be handled All the approval for three separate by the sociation, by the asplans for Willow planning commission. not by Brook Farm Trust Robert McHale, thority,” Dwyer the sewer auat their Jan. 10 a member of said. meeting. the planning commission, McHale also sought by KERI LINDENMU asked tion on The trust came clarificawhether or whether there Pastor Rick Edmund TH Pastor Edmund, ning commissionbefore the plan- er associationnot the homeown- a left-turn would be 69, to accumuhas been seeking favorfor the borough lane collecting nativity would be responsible Road onto Fulleron Howertown sets for most late his varied collection of more able recommendations for of his adult life. a lot for than 100 uniquely Drive, as disline adjustment to combine two dling the development’s han- cussed at previous meetings. different na- parcels He not only tivity sets. Some sewer, and whether into one, a minor “I didn’t see anything are made of porbeauty, but alsoappreciates their celain, others subdivi- a homeownerthere would even be on these plans, and I of wood, and others sion of the combined parcel the way they association exemplify the Christian don’t and development of glass. a land development for the should know . be on these plans, if it message tailed, Some are small and de- of and the meaning Willow Brook’s /subdivision while others are wheth“Now this was er or not there proposed large all “For God so loved of John 3:16: elaborate. is left-hand turns They depict the and 3 into 11 single-family homesLot on the fact that there predicated that were discussed he gave his one the world that of Christ not was birth Phase I of their a in homegoing owner’s association,” into and only Son, only in Bethlehem, development. that whoever McHale Continued on The trust said. believes in him but also in African and page 2 shall not perish Native single familyis seeking to build 11 been “It doesn’t sound like that’s but have eternal American villages. solid yet.” homes in the borlife.” ough off of Howertown An entire room Bob 77th Dwyer, Year, Issue No. in the Chapa consultant for Road as the “It is such an important man Quarries 3 trust, confirmed United Methodist part of a larger project that spans www.homenewspa.c the Christian message,” part of Church parsonage, that there across multiple would be a om municipalities where Pastor Northampton It has taken many he says. in tion and thathomeowner associaCounty. years for Continued on it would handle If approved by page 15 the borough coun- development’s sewer. “It is solid and there will be an

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