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Northern Lehigh Kindergarten Registration Northern Lehigh School District will hold 2019 kindergarten registration by appointment in April. Parents may register their child at Peters Elementary School on Tuesday, April 2, Wednesday, April 3, or Thursday, April 4. In order to enter kindergarten in September, a child must be five years old as of September 1, 2019. At the time of registration, parents must provide the child's originally issued birth certificate, a record of the child's immunizations, and parent photo identification. Two different proofs of residency are also required. Acceptable proofs are the following:

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• Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited Northampton Middle School, Rm 205 1617 Laubach Ave, Northampton, Program: Karen Poshefko will speak on “Trout Streams and Global Warming” Public Invited 610-262-7598


• 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 570-386-9960. • American Legion Post 16 meeting every Monday at 8 p.m. Veterans needed for color guard to help with Military Honor Funeral. Call 610-7035166 FMI.


• 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. 6

• Crochet night, Tuesday night 6:30-8:30, Northern Lehigh School Library call Lisa 610767-4323.


• 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 • 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 @ 610377-5177. Free support for anyone impacted by an overdose. • TOPS, New Night, Zion U.C.C., Lehighton. 4:30 p.m. 610-8522136.


• 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. • Senior Citizens meet 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Fire Company Social Hall.


• Preschool Story Hour, Palmerton Library, 10:30 a.m. • Mom, Pop, and Tot class, 10 to 11 a.m. Northampton Rec. Center. Toddler based activities/ group activities. 610-502-2990 or reccenter@rcn. com. • Polka and button box every Friday 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Northampton VFW. 610-2623891.


• 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. • SHEPHERDSCHAPEL.COM students have Saturday evening Bible study on a teleconference line with focus on current events in prophecy. Call 610-759-0293. • 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. || JANUARY 3, 2019

Lehigh Township Lions Deliver Christmas Cheer for 45th Consecutive Year submitted by Wayne Benninger

Members of the Lehigh Township Lions Club get ready to deliver 237 Christmas fruit baskets to Lehigh Township residents age 60 and above, who live alone. An annual hadition since 1974, the Lehigh Township Lions purchase and prepare the fruit for delivery to the many appreciative recipients. For information on how to become a member of the Lehigh Township Lions Club contact membership chairperson Lion Donald Kuntz at 610-767-2335 or any other club member.



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(Off Hanover Ave., turn right on N. Maxwell St. 1/2 block) behind Popeyes on Maxwell St. 7

Sie hen die alde Muschkeede glaade, Un sin dar’ch knie-dief Schnee g’baade, Schtill un ruhich wie en Maus Noch’m neegschde Bauerehaus.

TOUCH OF DUTCH Submitted by Larry Gradwohl

Nei-yaahr’s Schitz in alde Zeide Am letschde Daag im alde Yaahr Sin die Bauere in der Schtor Mit Oier un mit Fedder-vieh Un lege sie uff’m Kaunder hie. Der Schtormann fillt ihr Pulwerhann Voll Schiess-pulwer mit gleene Kann, Um recht des Nei-yaahr aa-zu-schiesse Un debei ihr Nochbere griesse. Kaum waare die dunkle Schadde gfalle, Dann hot mer Flinde heere gnalle, Hie un do, sie bei-zu-rufe, Ihre Freiwillichkeit zu prufe.


Datt hen sie gschtanne im diefe Schnee, Mit kalde Fiess un schteife Beh; En mancher hot sei blose Ohre Un noch debei sei Fiess verfrore. Der Kapten hot die Orders gewwe, Dann waar noh graad en anner Lewe Bei der Schitz in seller Nacht – Sie waare all yo uff der Wacht. Sie waarde all mit Schmatz zu schiesse, Doch wodde sie ken Blut vergiesse; Glei wie sell Wart iss rausgekomme Hot mer die Flinde heere brumme. Die Kugel-bixe hen gegnallt Dass iwwer Barrig un Daal g(e)schallt; Dann hen sie widder frisch glaade – Schier so gschwint wie die Soldaade. Der Kaepten hot en scheener Schpruch Abgelese unne Buch, Dann hen sie’n scheenes Liedli gsunge || JANUARY 3, 2019

Wie nau; schunscht waer der Kuckuck draus; Wann sie hedde zu oft gedrunke, Waere sie in der schnee gesunke.

Fer die Alde un die Yunge. Wie der Hunt hen Pulwer gschnuppt Sin sie unnich die Portch gschluppt Un waare ruhich wie die Miese – Hen noh niemand wolle beisse. Dann heert mer glei der Schlissel drehe In der Deer, un dutt aasehe (German) Der Mann vum Haus mit Licht in Hand Die Deer uffmache, wo er schtand (German).

Sie waere verfrore wie en Gummer, Noh hett manche Fraa en Kummer Uff em Hatz, wann heemgebracht, Verfrore in der Nei-yaahr’s Nacht. -Thomas J. B. Rhoads New Year’s shooters in olden times On the last day of the old year

Er laadt sie alle freindlich ei Un nemmt sie in sei Zimmer nei – Sie waare froh hinei-zu-geh, Mit kalde Fiess un schteife Beh.

Continued on page 11

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Christmas Celebration at Northampton Senior Center submitted by KRISTA AMBROSINO

Northampton Senior Center celebrated Christmas with a party, as usual. We enjoyed singing and dancing to music played by Mike Skweir with lots of goodies, laughs and fun. Getting together for our annual group shot is cozy but worth it, what a great looking bunch. Though it may be chilly outside, it is always warm and toasty inside. We welcome area adults 60+ for daily social, recreation and meals. For more information contact Krista Ambrosino at 610-262-4977. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a great 2019.

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Touch of Dutch Continued from page 9

The farmers are in the store With eggs and poultry And they lay them on the counter. The store man fills their powder horn Full with gunpowder, with small grain Right to shoot in this New Year And with it to greet their neighbors. The dark shadows were barely fallen (gone) When we hear the guns cracking Here and there, to call them in, To prove their willingness to volunteer. They loaded the old muskets, And waded through knee-deep snow Silently, quietly, like a mouse Towards the nearest farmer’s house. There they stood in deep snow, With cold feet and stiff legs; Some man had his bare ears Frozen, and with it, his feet yet.

The captain gave the orders Then it was straight away another activity With the shooters at that night – Yes, they were all on the watch. They wait, all aching to shoot, Yet they want to shed no blood, Soon as the word (Fire!) comes out We hear the rifles grumbling. The rifles cracked That (it) reverberated over hill and dale; Then they freshly reloaded – Almost as quick as the soldiers. The captain (recited) a verse Without a book ( - from memory), Then they sang a nice little ditty, For the old folks and the young ones. When the dogs got a whiff of the powder, They crawled under the porch And were quiet like the mice – After that they would bite no one. Continued on page 12

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Touch of Dutch

And a good whisky with herbs, A New Year’s snack and good wine, And raised cakes also with it.

Continued from page 11

Then one hears the key turn In the door, and would see The man of the house with a light in hand Opening the door where he stood.

All the New Year’s snack was eaten, The wine was poured by the glass(ful); Then they went to the door to (go) out And hurried to the next house.

He warmly invited them all in, And took them into his room; They were glad to go inside With cold feet and stiff legs.

There was not a home in every stretch Like now; else the cuckoo would be out ( – to get them [An old saying]): If they would have drank too often They would have disappeared into the snow.

Here was applejack and cider,

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They would have been frozen like a cucumber; Then many a wife would have a sorrow On her heart, when (he was) brought home, Frozen on the New Year’s night. [Thomas Jefferson Boyer Rhoads was born in 1837; he had been named James, but, as a young boy, he took the name of a President, naming himself Thomas Jefferson Boyer Rhoads, Boyer being his mother's maiden name. Rhoads studied at Mt. Pleasant Seminary and began a short teaching career at age 18; but he later decided to study medicine, graduating from Jefferson Medical School in 1861. He set up practice first in Gilbertsville in 1862 and then in Boyertown in 1868. In addition to practicing medicine, he also established the Farmer’s National Bank in 1882, serving as its president till his death in 1919. In 1885 he built a three-story brick building which housed the bank on the first floor. The second floor contained two offices and the Rhoads Opera House, the site of that deadly fire in 1908, where 171 people perished. Although the building had inadequate fire escapes, he was acquitted of any liability for

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that catastrophe, since the auditorium was under lease to another individual at that time. A man with many different talents, Rhoads also wrote Dutch poetry, composed while making his rounds with horse and buggy. Using the pseudonym "Onkel Jeff" he published volumes in 1904 and 1906. (In this poem he used English loan words and also some German words and phrases. Some of the German I changed to Dutch, some I noted as ‘German.’) Dr. Rhoads continued to practice medicine until 1914. He had been a doctor for 52 years.] Ich winsch eich all en sicher, gsund Hallich Neiyaahr! I wish you all a safe, healthy Happy New Year!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lisa Kemmerer - 50 on January 12 Rick Koenig - 52 on January 15 Natalie Wolfel - 48 on January 29


Beyond Brushing and Flossing, 5 Ways To Stay Out of the Dental Chair submitted by Ashley Pontius

For good dental health, regular checkups are a necessity. But let’s face it. Regardless of whether your teeth are in good shape or bad, going to the dentist, even just for a cleaning, doesn’t make everyone’s list of top things they like to do. And when there’s extra work to be done – such as filling cavities – it can be even more troubling. Most people know they should brush and floss. But beyond that, what are some of the things you should do to stay out of the dental chair?

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“Reducing the amount of sugar in your diet is a great place to start,” says Dr. Anita Myers, a dentist and author of the bookStunning Smiles: A Dental Guide To Improve the Way You Eat, Smile & Live (“Many people when they get up in the morning get a croissant, muffin or doughnut, and a coffee with sugar. To protect their teeth, it would be much better to substitute whole grain cereal and then sweeten it with fruit.” While Dr. Myers says most people worry about the impact of sugar on their weight, the damage done to teeth is just as bad if not worse. “If you change your lifestyle you can lose extra weight. But if you lose your teeth because of too much sugar, you can’t get them back.” Dr. Myers offers the following advice for those who want to do a better job of caring for their teeth and gums: Make good diet choices. Stay away from processed foods, which often contain sugar even when you don’t realize it. Sugar, of course, leads to tooth decay that causes cavities. Here’s how: The mouth has both good and bad bacteria in it. The harmful

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6 Tips To Help Those in Recovery Avoid Alcohol During the Holidays submitted by Terry Stanton

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It has been many years since Collopy was an alcoholic, but he says the rewards of his life now are much better than any drink he ever took. “Once you’re sober, you can allow yourself to begin to dream about life again, the way you did when you were a kid,” he says.“That doesn’t mean those dreams are going to be easy to achieve, but at least you can look at them and say, ‘I’ve got a shot.’ ” About John Collopy John Collopy, author of the book The Reward of Knowing (, is the owner and broker of RE/MAX Results and its subsequent 38 offices across Minnesota and Wisconsin. With annual sales of more than $5.3

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Mountain Wine Festival Wineries Make Donation to NCC submitted by Katherine Noll

Pennsylvania vineyards are not only family owned and operated while preserving beautiful green spaces in the Lehigh Valley, but they are also helping fund the next generation of enologists (wine production experts) and viticulturists (grape growing specialists) at Northampton Community College (NCC)! Local wineries who participate in the Mountain Wine Festival, Black River Farms, Blue Mountain Vineyards, Franklin Hill Vineyards, Galen Glen Winery, Tolino Vineyards, and Vynecrest Vineyard and Winery, made a $5,000 donation to NCC's Foundation for students interested in the art of making wine and growing grapes. Andrew Warner, proprietor of Black River Farms, teaches NCC's "From Vine to Wine" course, a certificate program designed to deepen knowledge of growing grapes and producing wine. "We wanted to keep the money in our community and help people pay for those courses and related courses in the culinary and hospitality programs," Warner said. "I have hired five people who have taken the NCC class I teach to work at the vineyard." Elaine Pivinski, owner of Franklin Hill Vineyards,


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NCC's Fab Lab Helps Chanel Fashion Shine for the Holidays! submitted by Mia Rossi

ELF Productions has been designing, fabricating and installing for over 30 years. Michael Bianco, instructor at Northampton Community College's Fowler Family Southside Center Fab Lab, owns the company that creates Christmas displays for malls across the country, and he uses the Lab to help with his creations. This year, a big-name asked Bianco to do the fabrication for their store front Christmas display. The fashion designer, Chanel, heard about ELF Productions through a design and install company they hired to do their display. Having worked with ELF Productions in the past, American Christmas immediately thought of Bianco and his team to help fabricate the pieces. Chanel came up with an idea, and Bianco used NCC's Fab Lab to make it come to life. The design was 3D printed, and laser cut shapes were assembled and made into rubber molds. Bianco cast the finished pieces in resin. The pieces, the designer's logos in a collage, were displayed at the front of the Chanel buildings in the Madison and SoHo stores in New York City. Bianco said, "The Fab Lab is great with its numerous pieces of versatile equipment. I got started with the Lab by taking a Solid Works (3D drafting) class. I fell in love with the laser and started playing with it so much they asked me to be an instructor. I teach graphic design, resin and plastic molding and casting classes. I recently set up the plastic shop in the new space, like the one I have at my work." How did he get his start in the holiday business? It all began with a mall in Colorado. Bianco had an events company there, and a new mall asked him to do their grand opening. With a background in technical theatre, Bianco was able to do all the

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CHURCH DIRECTORY Please send your updates to askus@ or mail them to P.O. Box A, Walnutport, PA 18088. The directory is a free listing of local churches in alphabetical order and includes services, Sunday school, and Bible Study schedules. Please call the churches for directions or more information.

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

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

Christ UCC Schoenersville 5050 Airport Rd Allentown PA 18109 610-264-9325 W 10:15 a.m. (HA)

Grace United Church of Christ Northampton, 610-262-7186 (HA) W 10:30 a.m. SS 9:15 a.m.

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

Agape New Testament Fellowship Schnecksville, 610-767-2869 (N) W 10 a.m. Jr. Church 10:45 a.m.

Dryland UCC Newburg, 610-759-4444 W 8 & 10.15 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

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

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

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

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Lehighton, 610-377-6900 W 9 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 610-760-0795 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.

Egypt Community Church Egypt, 610-262-4961 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Emmanuel U.C.C. Bowmanstown W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. Faith Independent Church of Christ Walnutport 610-737-5390 (Pastor) W 10 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. 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.

Christ’s Church at Lowhill UCC New Tripoli W 10 a.m., SS during worship

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

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville, 610-262-9517 W Sun. 9 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. Heritage Baptist Church Orefield, 610-395-4970 (N) W 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 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. Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church 1235 Main St. Northampton, 610-262-2668 (HA/N) W10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526 W 10:45 a.m. 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) 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. 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. Kingdom Life Family Center Orefield (N) W 10 a.m. Living Hope Lighthouse Palmerton, 610-826-2201 W 10 a.m. || JANUARY 3, 2019

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

Helping Hands Community Church A ministry of Emerald St. Peter’s Parryville, 610-737-1450 (HA) LifeTree Cafe Saturdays 5 p.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. St. John’s U.C.C. - Howertown Northampton, 610-262-8666 (HA/N) W 9:30 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 E.L.C. Lehighton, 570-386-9960 W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m.

Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 (HA, N) W 8 & 10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's E.L.C. Lehighton, 610-377-2972 W 8:30 a.m., SS 10 a.m. Rev. Michael Frost

United Church of Christ Greenawalds 2325 Albright Ave. Allentown 610-435-1763 W 10:30 a.m.

Mountain View Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-759-7553 W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Northampton Assembly of God Cherryville Rd., 610-262-5645 W 10:15 a.m. & 6 p.m. SS 9:30 a.m. Northampton 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) Salem United Methodist Church Danielsville (N) W 9:30 a.m., SS 11 a.m. Salem United Methodist Church Aquashicola 610-826-2577 W 11 a.m., 2nd Sunday Fellowship 12 p.m. Salem United Methodist Church Slatedale, 610-767-5632 W 10 a.m. Shepherd’s Chapel Regional online fellowship. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Whitehall, 610-262-1600 W 8/10:15 a.m., SS 8:50 a.m.

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) Worship 10 a.m., Com. 1st Sun., SS 9 a.m., Awana 6 p.m.Bible Study Mon. 11 a.m. & Wed 7 p.m. St. Peter’s U.C.C. Northampton (HA) W & SS 9 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

Slatington Baptist Church Slatington, 610-767-6276 W 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m.

St. Peter’s UCC, Lynnville New Tripoli, 610-298-8064 W 9:30 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. & facebook

St. John’s Episcopal Church Palmerton W 8 & 10 a.m. 610-826-2611

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Whitehall, 610-435-3901 (H) W Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.

Zion’s Stone U.C.C. Northampton, 610-262-1133 W 10:15 a.m.. SS 9 a.m.

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.

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The Holidays Are Over, Why Am I So Blue?

Some tips to lift your sadness after the busy holiday time Many people experience sadness when the holidays are over. Sometimes it hits them hard and seems to come out of the blue. If I’m describing you, please don’t be alarmed. This reaction to the end of the holiday season is not at all unusual. There are many reasons people get sad after the holidays. Here are some of them: 1. We tend to have our schedules filled with social events during the month of December, only to have virtually nothing on the calendar in the month of January. So, we go from being social butterflies to being homebodies. If you enjoyed and looked forward to socializing it most likely felt good and fulfilling to you. Getting out and being with people may have helped you to feel wanted, loved, important. You may have had the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and/or reacquaint yourself with old ones. A change in social calendar with a sudden lack of social events to go to can lead to loneliness, boredom and a feeling of isolation. 2. We often spend time with family during the holidays. And spending time with family can leave us with mixed feelings. Sometimes we feel let down by our interactions with family members and disappointed with the way they behaved towards us and/or treated us. This can lead to sadness and its own kind of mourning. Other times, we might experience tremendous joy at being with family members and then miss them terribly when they have gone home. 3. Holidays tend to bring up memories of those no longer with us, or those with whom we no longer have a relationship. The loss

might be because of death, divorce, or distance. Holidays can make us feel like we're going through the mourning process all over again. 4. January is a dark, cold month where people tend to hibernate. So you may feel stuck at home. Additionally, it’s a month that can bring lots of snow leading to cancellations and the inability to go out as often as you may want. 5. If you travelled or moved around a lot during the holidays, you may be tired now that they are over. Fatigue can cause us to feel run down and bring on sadness. 6. You may have taken days off from work and so had time to rest and relax and now are back to work every day. Taking time off means that work was not done and you may be left with a pile of work to get through that can seem overwhelming. 7. You may have overindulged in food and/ or drink during the holidays and now when you get on the scale you feel guilty, inadequate, and/or weak. 8. Perhaps you’re disappointed by the holidays. It wasn’t what you had hoped for and now feel let down that they’re over. Above are some of the reasons why the end of the holiday season may cause sadness, even depression in some. Below are some things you can do to help yourself: 1-Take some of what you made you feel good during the holidays and continue them into the days and months after the holidays. For example, if you enjoyed having lots of plans and looked forward to being out with others, make sure you make some plans now. Invite Continued on page 35


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Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training programs in both Lehigh and Schuylkill counties for individuals who are likely to respond to prehospital emergencies or those considering a medical career. Upon successful completion, students 18 years or older will be eligible to test for the National Registry EMT credential. Minimum age of 16 is required. It is necessary for any interested candidate to attend one of the free information sessions at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 or 17. Both are held at The Emergency Medicine Institute (EMI) located at 2100 Mack Boulevard in Allentown. Additional requirements include the submission of a physician release form and proof of medical insurance. Two EMT Basic classes will be held in January. EMI will hold an evening class from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 5 through June 13, with several Saturday sessions. A fee of $1,050 does not include text or equipment. A second class will be held at LCCC’s Morgan Center in Tamaqua for a fee of $1,200, which includes text. Class is offered from Jan. 7 through May 8, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, visit any LCCC campus or contact Registration and Student Records at 610-799-1197 and select “3” when prompted.

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5 Reasons Why Cryptocurrency May Rebound in 2019 submitted by TERRY STANTON

The cryptocurrency industry has been on a rollercoaster ride in recent years, with prices shooting up, then falling sharply. Bitcoin (BTC) lost nearly 70 percent of its value in 2018, triggering a domino effect as other cryptocurrencies such as Binance Coin (BNB) and EOS also experienced losses. But some market experts who follow cryptocurrency closely think it will rebound in 2019, and apparently many investors are still strapped in for the wild ride. “There are plenty of facts to back up the case for an imminent crypto rebound,” says Daniel Ameduri (, co-founder of the Future Money Trends newsletter. “One fact is that cryptocurrency has game-changing technology. “After some inevitable corrections over the past few years, the bounce-backs have shown that crypto is built for the new global economy. And keep in mind, Amazon fell 95 percent in 2002.” Ameduri reviews some reasons cryptocurrency could rebound in the coming year: History repeats.“Cryptocurrencies have a history of crashes and recoveries just like other asset classes, but on an accelerated timeline,” Ameduri says. “You’re getting all of the ups and downs that you’d expect to see in any investment class – stocks, real estate, commodities, etc. except it’s moving at a faster pace.” It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Patience for the long haul is vital to staying invested in stocks that seem exciting at their inception.“BTC is a prime example of that,” Ameduri says. “Without exception, BTC recovered all losses from past corrections and then reached new all-time highs, handsomely rewarding patient and level-headed investors. For example, even if the recent decline were to exceed 80 percent, Bitcoin historians can cite multiple times where the price has staged a full recovery from a drop of that magnitude.” Crypto and techno are a perfect marriage. “BTC and the others have groundbreaking technology attached to them,” Ameduri says.“Immutable digital ledger technology is now part of the fabric of the global economy and is here to stay.” Real grassroots enthusiasm. Along with the investments, Ameduri says, are waves of entrepreneurs flocking to crypto conferences, reflecting the building momentum of an industry fighting for relevance in a changing economy.“Those are the underpinnings of success,” Ameduri says. “It’s still an exotic currency for early adaptors, JANUARY 3, 2019 ||

moving forward and right on the cusp of reaching the masses. An exciting time.” Institutional investors. With major banks such as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs planning to serve the crypto market, Ameduri says waves of capital could be released as institutions feel comfortable entering the market. “This will help build the infrastructure necessary for far more investing,” Ameduri says. “Crypto moves at an accelerated pace,” Ameduri says, “so it won’t be long before massive-scale adoption kicks in.” About Daniel Ameduri Daniel Ameduri ( is co-founder of the Future Money Trends newsletter, an authority for financial freedom and economic research in commodities, cryptocurrencies, personal finance and income ideas. A self-made multimillionaire, Ameduri also has a YouTube channel, VisionVictory, that has received 10 million video views. He’s also been featured in The Wall Street Journal and ABC World News.

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Learn To Play the Ukulele and Study With Masters of the Art Submitted by PATRICIA CANAVAN

Learn to play your ukulele at Northampton Community College's Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third Street, Bethlehem on Mondays, January 14 through January 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. Topics covered will include chords, the fretboard and left-hand techniques. Styles will include folk, rock, Hawaiian, calypso, reggae and more. The cost is $159. To register, visit www. For questions, call 610332-8665. 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.

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How Young is Too Young For Orthodontic Treatment? submitted by Ashley Pontius

Step into a middle school and you likely will see plenty of smiles accented by braces. But parents who put off a trip to the orthodontist until their child is on the cusp of the teen years could be waiting too late. Plenty of problems can start developing long before all of a child’s permanent teeth have arrived. The question then becomes when – and how – to intervene. And the answer won’t necessarily be the same from every orthodontist or dentist you consult. “This is definitely a confusing topic,” says Dr. Jamie Reynolds (, an orthodontist, national and international lecturer, and author of World Class Smiles Made in Detroit. “Depending on whom you ask, you will get a variety of answers about what treatment is necessary and when, and how exactly it should proceed. And getting more opinions doesn’t always help because you may end up with several different – and conflicting – opinions.” Reynolds suggests having a child examined by an orthodontist by age 7, which is also the recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontists. Usually, those initial exams are free. Even that early in life, he says, there are four major things an orthodontist can look at: Are the jaws growing properly? The upper jaw stops growing about age 8, much earlier than the lower jaw and the rest of the body. “Because of this, orthodontists can identify issues with the growth of the upper jaw earlier and can recommend treatments for any deficiencies,” Reynolds says. For example, the most common growth issue is that the upper jaw is not wide enough. A device called a rapid-palatal expander can help with this. Is there enough room for teeth to grow in? A tooth is said to be “impacted” when it can’t grow in because something is in the way (such as another tooth or an extra tooth) or because it is growing in the wrong direction. “Impacted teeth are a pain to deal with, both for the doctor and the patient,” Reynolds says. “It’s much harder for the doctor to get access to impacted teeth and bring them into the proper position. For the patient, a small surgery may be required to uncover the tooth so the orthodontist can begin to straighten it.” Early intervention, though, can often create enough room for teeth to grow in properly, he says, making future treatment much easier and more comfortable for the patient. JANUARY 3, 2019 ||

How are the teeth that are not yet in the mouth developing – and are the correct number present? It might seem surprising, but it’s not unusual for people to have either missing or extra teeth, Reynolds says. Extra teeth usually cause more problems as they crowd out other teeth. That means early screening is key, and often those extra teeth are removed. With missing teeth, treatment usually doesn’t happen until all the permanent teeth have grown in. Does the child snore, and is there an airway obstruction? Sleep apnea, a condition in which a person temporarily stops breathing while sleeping, can start at an early age. Children can be diagnosed as early as ages 4 or 5, Reynolds says, and often snoring or purring like a kitten while sleeping is a sign. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, which an orthodontist can treat. “Most kids who will need orthodontic treatment can wait until they are 12 or 13,” Reynolds says. “But it’s still important to have them checked out at a much earlier age, just in case there are problems that can be solved with early intervention.” About Dr. Jamie Reynolds Dr. Jamie Reynolds ( is recognized on an annual basis as one of the top orthodontists in metro Detroit. His book, World Class Smiles Made in Detroit, puts an emphasis on the many benefits of having a great smile. Reynolds – who is a national and international lecturer on high-tech digital orthodontics and practice management – attended the University of Michigan for both his undergrad education and dental studies, and did his orthodontic residency at the University of Detroit-Mercy.



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people over; it doesn’t have to be a formal event, you can just invite them to play games, watch a movie, or cook a meal with you. 2- Go to the movies, theater, museums with other. Get entertained. 3-Start or continue your exercise routine. Think about doing your exercise with someone else a couple of times during the week so you have company and someone to look forward to being with. 4-If there were people you spent time with during the holidays that your really enjoyed and you don’t often see them, make a plan with them. It’s not necessary to wait for holidays to see the people you enjoy. 5-Don’t beat yourself up if you gained weight. It doesn’t mean anything other than that you gained weight. It doesn’t mean you’re weak, worthless or irresponsible. It’s never too late to get back on track with your eating plan. 6-Have at least one thing planned in your week that you look forward to. 7- Be kind to yourself with respect to any New Year’s Resolutions you may have made. Instead of berating yourself for not sticking to


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your plan, make a plan that you can stick to. Perhaps your resolution was unrealistic. It’s always better to make a goal that’s attainable rather than one that’s too far off the mark. 8- Take care of your health, including eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep. If you can’t shake the post holiday blues, take a look at the information on my website about depression, h t t p : / / w w w. depression/ If you feel you are depressed you may want to call a mental health professional to get some help. I wish you all a peaceful and healthy New Year.

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Lehigh Township Police Department has a new Addition: K-9 Cash, a 3 1/2 year old Belgian Malinois Assigned to Officer Jonathan Roth. submitted by Valerie Shoemaker

This newly established K-9 Unit must be totally sustainable through community donations and FUNDRAISING HAS BEGUN to equip K-9 Cash with a Bulletproof Vest. This custom made Police Ballistic K-9 Vest provides vital organ protection from gunfire with consideration of weight, minimized heat retention and exceptional range of motion at a cost of $1000 or more. K-9 Cash and his Partner, Officer Jonathan Roth will be going through extensive training and Certification in the next few weeks before they can patrol the streets of Lehigh Township. It has been authorized that Donations for K-9 Cash’s Vest will be accepted at K9 Innovations Pet Grooming located at 4358 Timberline Road, Walnutport PA 18088 through owner Valerie Shoemaker. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at K9 Innovations during business hours. Checks should be made Payable to: LEHIGH TOWNSHIP POLICE Memo line: “K-9 Donation “. For more information, you can contact Valerie at 610-390-7853. “I am confident that we, as a community, can raise the full amount for the Ballistic K-9 Vest to coincide with Officer Roth & K-9 Cash’s Certification so K-9 Cash can be protected from Day 1 of his service to Lehigh Township, Northampton County and the 36

surrounding areas. The safety of K-9 Cash is very important and we greatly appreciate any and all Donations! This is very exciting for our community.” Shoemaker states. Follow K-9 Cash as he goes through training and certification on the Facebook Page: “K-9 Cash Lehigh Twp PD”. The Lehigh Township Police Department is proud to serve it’s community and would like to say THANK YOU to everyone for their generosity and support. K-9 Cash and Officer Roth’s role is a major step in continuing to Protect and Serve and for Community Awareness in Lehigh Township, Northampton County and the surrounding areas.

The New Year's Tradition of Auld Lang Syne by Borgna Brunner

"Auld Lang Syne" Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne. CHORUS: For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup of kindness yet, For auld lang syne! And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp, And surely I'll be mine, And we'll tak a cup o kindness yet, For auld lang syne! We twa hae run about the braes, Continued on page 37 || JANUARY 3, 2019

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New Year’s Continued from page 36

And pou'd the gowans fine, But we've wander'd monie a weary fit, Sin auld lang syne. We twa hae paidl'd in the burn, Frae morning sun till dine, But seas between us braid hae roar'd Sin auld lang syne. And there's a hand my trusty fiere, And gie's a hand o thine, And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught, For auld lang syne. Auld Lang Syne The most commonly sung song for English-speakers on NewYear's eve, "Auld Lang Syne" is an old Scottish song that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in the 1796 edition of the book, Scots Musical Museum. Burns transcribed it (and made some refinements to the lyrics) after he heard it sung by an old man from the Ayrshire area of Scotland, Burns's homeland. It is often remarked that "Auld Lang Syne" is one of the most popular songs that nobody knows the lyrics to. "Auld Lang Syne" literally translates as "old long since" and means "times gone by." The song asks whether old friends and times will be forgotten and promises to remember people of the past with fondness, "For auld lang syne, we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet." 37

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