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From the Editor’s Desk

Joe Korba

You know what I’m ready for? Summer. I wish we could just skip over the next month or so, forgoing the temperature rollercoaster, to swimming and camping weather. I’m ready for regular season baseball, watching movies under the stars at Becky’s Drive-In, and cooking burgers on my charcoal grill. But you always have to look on the bright side—we’ve recently had a few warm days where it wasn’t agonizing to be outdoors and it’s almost time to get my license and try to catch some fish down the canal in Weissport or in the mighty Lehigh. This is our annual spring edition and I hope you guys enjoy it. Keep an eye out in our next issue for the winner of our “Best Restaurant” contest! The votes have

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been pouring in. Will the Old Post Inn take the top spot again for the third year in a row? Or will some young up-andcomer ruin their chances of becoming a dynasty? Make sure to pick up the Gazette on April 3 to find out.


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GAZETTE 4685 Lehigh Drive (Rte 248), Walnutport, PA 18088-9574 Telephone 610-767-9600 • Fax 610-767-9612 Email: ISSN 1942-2091 Paul & Lisa Prass - Publishers Joe Korba - Associate Publisher, Newspapers Danielle Tepper, Alice Wanamaker - Publishing Assts. Donna Bachman - Accounting Manager Erica Montes - Director of Creative Services Tony Pisco - Art Director Tyler Trumbauer - Staff Writer Dave Heffner, Monroe Balliet - Drivers The Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette is published twice a month, on the first & third Wednesday/Thursday combinations. The Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette does not assume responsibility for an ad beyond the cost of the ad itself. We cannot be responsible for typographic errors. We reserve the right to reject any article or advertisement thought to be offensive or not contributing to the needs of the community. Signed letters will be printed at the discretion of the editor. News items and ads should be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the deadline date, located on the bottom of the front cover. Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Other hours by appointment In Partnership with:

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Meet the Staff

Today marks the beginning of spring! What’s your favorite thing to do on the first warm, sunny day of the new season? Joe Korba, Associate Publisher: I'm usually in such haste to get outdoors after going stir-crazy all winter that I break out my grill and lawn furniture way too early. Danielle Tepper, Publishing Assistant: First day of spring, I’m going to get my free Rita’s. First beautiful day, I’m on my front porch with a book, enjoying the breeze and the view. Or maybe taking my pup for a walk down to the creek where he loves to swim. Tony Pisco, Art Director: We can get out all of our toys, balls, bikes, etc. that we've had put away for the winter and play with them. Maybe we'd even walk or take our wagons down to the playground and enjoy the equipment down there. Whatever we'd do would be until it got dark outside and then we'd finally go inside all tired and worn out. Donna Bachman, Accounting Manager: Spring is one of my favorite seasons. I enjoy being outside either taking walks or just attending my



grandsons’ soccer games. After spring comes summer so that makes things seem even better after a long winter. Alice Wanamaker, Publishing Assistant: I like to dust off my bike, inflate the tires, and hit the trails. Biking is my favorite physical activity and nothing beats getting outside to do it. It's such a relaxing way to soak up some vitamin D and breathe in the fresh new life of spring. Tyler Trumbauer, Staff Writer: On the first warm, sunny day of spring, I like to yank out my golf clubs from the dusty, cold garage and clean them. This ends up being a two-hour event as I have to swing each club a few times and reminisce about the great golf shots that we hit together last year before I can begin washing any. I may not be able to go out and actually play for a few weeks after their bath, but having clean clubs that are playable makes it feel like spring a whole lot more, to me.

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Engagement Dennis and Sharon Zellner of Walnutport are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Tracy Nicole to Chad Christopher Correll, son of Barry and Doris Correll of Bethlehem. Tracy is a 2005 graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a degree in Elementary Education and earned her Master's degree in Classroom Technology from Wilkes University. She is currently employed in the Bethlehem Area School District as a second grade teacher. Chad is a 2007 graduate of East Stroudsburg University. He is currently attending Eastern University to receive his teacher certification in Health and Physical Education with a Masters degree in Multicultural Education. Chad is employed by the Bethlehem Area School District as the After School Program Director. The couple is planning a June 21, 2014 wedding at Woodstone Country Club.

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Cutting Your Energy Bills (With Help From Miley Cyrus?) (NewsUSA) Could Miley Cyrus help cut your energy bills? No, no one's suggesting the singer is about to start tossing $100 bills from the top of the Empire State Building. (Although you never know with her.) But in case you hadn't heard, not only did the U.S. Energy Information Administration just announce some very unwelcome news for consumers—more than 90 percent of American homes will see higher heating bills through March—but it also turns out the average price of electricity hit or matched record highs throughout 2013. "Americans now pay 42 percent more for electricity than they did a decade ago," CNSNews reported. So how does Miley figure in for anyone looking to beat the EIA's odds? Read on for the answer and other cost-saving tips. Pleading "forgetfulness" won't work anymore when it comes to "vampire energy." For years, you've been hearing how leaving devices like computers, DVRs and gaming consoles plugged in when not in use sucks up $10 billion annually in wasted energy. Well, all it now takes to


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Study Group Awarded $10K Submitted by TRICIA LEHMAN State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/ Northampton) is proud to announce that after facilitating meetings among area local municipalities, the Northern Lehigh Community Center and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), a $10,000 Peer-to-Peer Study Grant has been awarded. “It was a pleasure to work with local officials to secure the necessary funding to move forward in a collaborative effort to bring more recreational and park opportunities to area residents,” said Harhart. “I commend Slatington and Walnutport boroughs and Washington Township for their willingness to work together toward shared goals. It is this type of teamwork that will improve the quality of life in our area and open the door for more opportunities to work together.” Following a meeting in which Harhart brought all the parties together, it was decided that in order for the community center to maximize its funding opportunities, it would be best for the local municipalities to apply jointly for municipal funding to strategize long-term joint goals. DCNR approved a $10,000 Peer-to-Peer Study Grant under the department’s Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), which the

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Community Calendar EVERY ThursDAY •Good Shepherd Church Slatington playgroup 10:30 a.m. ages 2-5. (1st & 3rd) FMI 610-7601687. •Polka, Laurel Fire Co. 5 p.m. -7 p.m. (3rd & 4th Thurs.) FMI: 610262-2077. •Bingo, Emerald Fire Co. 6:30 p.m. •Bingo, Petersville R&G Club 7 p.m. •Country Western Line & Partner Dancing, 7 - 9:30 p.m. Dancing and Lessons. Vigilant Fire Hall. FMI: 610-760-1917 •Rotary Club, Woodstone Country Club, 6:15 p.m. FMI 484951-2468. •Al-Anon Family Group, St. John’s UCC, Palmerton, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. FMI 484-221-1026. •American Legion Aux. Slatington at Legion 7:30 p.m. (1st Thurs.) FMI 610-760-1098. •Zumba, Bethany Wesleyan 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. FMI 610-7671239. •Yoga, Peters Elementary school 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. FMI 610-760-0300. •PA German Friends meeting. 3rd Thursday. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown. FMI: 610-264-2979.


•Preschool Story Hour, Palmerton Library 10:30 a.m. Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. FMI 610-760-0300. •Bingo, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 7 p.m. FMI: 610-2174321. •Mom, Pop and Tot class – 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Northampton Rec. Center. Toddler based activities/ group activities - FMI  610502-2990 or


•Yoga, Palmerton Library 9 a.m. FMI 570-436-1762. •Cancer Connections Group Meeting, Bethany Wesleyan Church (3rd Sat.) 10 a.m. •Tail Waggin’ Tutors Therapy

Dogs, Palmerton Library (Second Sat.) 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Must Register at Library. •Bingo, Diamond Fire Co., Walnutport 6:30 p.m. FMI 610767-8476. •Pilates, Northampton Rec. Center 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Mats are provided first come first served. FMI 610-502-2990 or reccenter@ •Line Dancing at LV Active Life Center every 4th Sat. from 7 - 10 a.m. 1633 W. Elm St. Allentown. FMI 610-437-3700

EVERY SUNDAY •Learning, Experience & Discipleship classes, Bethany Wesleyan 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Recreational Coed Volleyball (ages 15 & up), Bethany Wesleyan gym. 6:00 p.m. FMI 610-767-1239. •Bingo, Citizens Fire Co., Slatedale, 1 p.m. •Bingo, SS Peter & Paul School, Lehighton, 12 p.m. •Bingo, 197 North 6th St., Lehighton. 6:30 p.m.

EVERY MONDAY •Book Club, Palmerton Library

(Third Monday) 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. •Line Dancing, N’ton Gin Mill 6:45 p.m - 8:30 p.m. FMI 610-2629010. •Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Open 4 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m. •Bingo, Kunkletown Fire Co. 6:45 pm FMI 610-381-2674. •Bingo, Northampton Community. Ctr. Doors 5:30 p.m., bingo 7 p.m. •Bingo, Schnecksville Fire Co. 6:45 p.m. •Bingo, West Coplay Maennerchor 7 p.m. •Bingo, Vigilant Fire Co., Slatington. Kitchen 6 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m. •Bingo, 63 A Greenbriar Bath. Greenbriar Village, Bath. 6 p.m FMI 484-287-5217. •Knitting Club, Palmerton Library (1st Monday ) 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

•Knitting for Veterans, Bath Legion 6-9 p.m. •TOPS, Dinkey Church, Ashfield 5:30 p.m. FMI 610-852-2976. •Competitive Coed Volleyball (ages 15 & up), Bethany Wesleyan gym 6:30 p.m. FMI 610-767-1239. •Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. •Zumba Gold Class, Vigilant Fire Co. 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. FMI: 610760-0300 •Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 a.m. -11 a.m. FMI 610-760-0300. •Al-Anon Family Group/Serenity Seekers, United Methodist Church, •Youth Yoga (grades 7-12) NL Middle School 2:15-3:00. FMI: 610-760-0300

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6:30 p.m. •TOPS, Zion UCC, Lehighton. 4:30 p.m. FMI 610-657-1025. •ZUMBA, Bethany Wesleyan 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. FMI 610-767-1239. •ALATEEN support group for teens of family struggling w/ alcohol. Faith Alive Church, Palmerton/Bowmanstown, 6:307:30 p.m. Adult Al-Anon & AA meetings, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  FMI 570730-8601 •Senior Strength and balance class, Northampton Borough Rec. Center. 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. free with Silver Sneakers.  FMI 610502-2990 or

EVERY WEDNESDAY •Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Open 4 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m. •Bingo, Our Lady of Hungary, Northampton 7 p.m. •Preschool story hour, Slatington Library 11 a.m. •Individualized Basic Computer Class, Northampton Library 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. FMI 610-760-0207. •Alzheimer’s Support Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe. 6:30 p.m. (1st & 3rd ) FMI 610-392-2380. | March 20, 2014

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Community Calendar •Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 7:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. •Zumba, Gold Vigilant Fire Co 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. FMI: 610-760-0300. •Homework Helpers, Palmerton Library 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. FMI 610-826-4962. •Nar -Anon Meetings Holy Cross Lutheran Church 696 Johnson Rd. (off Rte 946) Nazareth, 7:30 p.m. •Line Dancing at LV Active Life Center every second Weds. from 1  - 4 p.m. 1633 W. Elm St. Allentown. FMI 610-437-3700

Thursday, March 20

•Lehigh Gap Nature Center Speaker Series, Dru Germanoski, Ph.D. Marcellus Misinformation: The Changing Landscape of the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 22

•Penny Party, Good Shepherd UCC, Slatington. Doors open at 12 p.m., party begins at 1 p.m. FMI: 610-767-9680. •Flea market and craft show, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Vigilant Fire Co. Vendors on two floors, kitchen open. FMI 610-767-7626.  •Forgotten Felines cat and kitten adoptions, 9645 Hamilton Blvd. 1:30 – 4 p.m. FMI: 610-737-4057. •Blood drive and Health Fair, Salem UMC Slatedale. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. FMI: 610-767-5632. •Spaghetti Dinner, St. Paul’s Church, Northampton. 4 – 7 p.m. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 93. •Customer appreciation day at The Ice Cream Lab, Walnutport. 10

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Sunday, March 23

•Carbon Model Railroad Society Spring Train Meet. 9 a.m. – 3p.m. at Palmerton High School gym. •Purse Bingo, Copeechan Fish & Game. Doors open 11:30 a.m., bingo starts at 1 p.m. FMI: 484-5478098.

Monday, March 24

•Blood Drive, Lehigh Township Vol. Fire Co. 4:30 -9 p.m. Register: 610-554-1227.

Tuesday, March 25

•Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library meeting, 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 26

•Book discussion group, Northampton Area Public Library. “Under the Feet of Jesus” 6:30 p.m. •Speaker series – Sweet Spot Cooking School, Slatington Public Library 1 p.m. Presented by Bechtel’s Pharmacy. FMI/Register: 610-767-4121.

Thursday, March 27

•The NLCC Preschool Children's playgroup meets at St. John's Lutheran Church nursery room 40 2nd St. Slatington. FMI: 610-7047197. •Job Fair, LCCC Schnecksville. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. FMI: 610-799-1090.

Friday, March 28

•Friday Night at the Movies, Lighthouse Church, 7 p.m. FMI: 610-285-2235.

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•Opening Day – Trout Fishing All waters in Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties. 8 a.m. FMI: •Craft Show, Palmerton High School Gym. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. FMI: 810-826-5212. •East Penn PTO Spring Fling at East Penn Elementary, Lehighton. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Chinese auction, craft and vendor fair and more. •Forgotten Felines cat and kitten adoptions, 9645 Hamilton Blvd. 1:30 – 4 p.m. FMI: 610-737-4057. •Are you smarter than a kindergartener? 12 - 4 p.m., Bethany Wesleyan Church. •Pork and sauerkraut dinner, 4 - 7 p.m. Zion’s Stone UCC Northampton. FMI: 484-894-7155.

Sunday, March 30

•Annual photo show, Palmerton Library. 2 - 4 p.m. •“The Road to the Cross” gospel concert at Faith Alive UMC, Lehighton. 6:30 p.m. FMI: 610-8522805. •Bingo at Mahoning Valley Ambulance building, doors open at 12 p.m. FMI: 610-377-0151. •Basket Bingo, Mahoning Valley Ambulance. Doors 12 p.m., bingo 1 p.m. Benefits Horses & Horizons TLC. FMI/Tickets: 610-377-0151. •AYCE Breakfast, Friedens Fire Co. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Celebrating Earth Day at the Carbon County Home Garden & Business Expo Submitted by DEBBIE KLECKNER Spring is around the corner and the Carbon County Home Garden & Business Expo is gearing up and will be here in just a few weeks. Admission will be free once again with the donation of a nonperishable food item, which will be distributed at the end of the Expo to local food banks. In Celebration of Earthday, a free* electronics recycling event will be available for the visitors. Boy Scout Troop #102 of Gilbert will be assisting in the collection of the recycling materials. Last year, the Expo Collected 25,366 lbs. of electronic waste. Please visit to pledge to recycle at the event. *Some items do have a charge, visit https:// for details. The 2014 Carbon County Home Garden & Business Expo at theValley Lodge at Blue Mountain Ski Area will be held Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday April 27 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The 2014 Expo will have a Kids Corner, Wine Sampling by SandCastle Winery and Beer Tasting by Red Castle Micro-Brewery. Scenic lift rides will be available and a new "SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP" area featuring small businesses offering home décor and take along items for purchase will be at the event. 

A Kid's Corner and the Kid's Clinic will be available for fun and activities. A Grill Cooking Demonstration will be available with free food samples to all visitors. Plus, visitors will take their expedition through the EXPO and visit the various businesses and have the chance to register to win items, such as a $100 Gift Certificate from Kresge Electric or a $900 Weber Grill Provided by RF Ohl, Inc. These are just a sampling of the businesses that have already registered for the 2014 Expo and space is going fast. Come out and visit or be an exhibitor at the Expo. Visit for information or call 610-379-1099. Visit us online at for exclusive online content!

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Vera Bradley Bingo To benefit the Northampton Area Public Library

Sunday, April 6 Doors Open at 11:00 Bingo Starts at 1:00

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Rotary Contributes To Pool Renovation

Submitted by SAL SOMMA On March 6, Ron Williams of the Rotary Club of Slatington, along with Ryan Van Norman, Rotary Club President, presented a check for $300 to Tess McGowan, President of the NL Swimming Pool Association and Rotarian Sal Somma, also a Pool Association Board Member. The donation will go towards the completion of the renovations of the main and baby pools this spring. The pool will open for the 2014 season with a complete refurbishment of both pools. 4571 CLOVER HILL CIRCLE SERVING THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY


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“His Last Days” Presented At Assumption BVM Submitted by CINDY SANDER Herald Biblical Theatrical Company, under the direction of Joann P. Havrilko, begins its Lenten season presentation of "His Last Days" early next month. This presentation brings a living reality to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The production will be held at Assumption BVM Church at 649 West Washington in Slatington on April 11 at 8 p.m. The production will take you on a journey from the praises of Palm Sunday to His glorious resurrection of Easter. This is visually depicted in the form of song, dance, and drama. A cast of approximately 60 people, covering over five counties, makes up the presentation. Herald is an interdenominational group of people from all lifestyles and every age group whose only desire is to serve the Lord.

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summer. The program will be held July 7 through Aug. 1 for ages one through 18 in the mornings. Adult swim lessons will be offered on Tuesday evenings June 24 through July 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. In addition to the swimming lessons, Aqua Zumba will be offered on Tuesday evenings June 24 to July 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Northern Lehigh Community Center is looking for volunteers and instructors for the 2014 Swim Lesson Season. Call 610-760-0300 or email if you are interested. The American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification class will also be offered.

Submitted by THERESA SPEICHER Tommy Zito will perform at St. Nicholas Catholic Church Social Hall on Saturday, March 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. Zito first appeared at St. Nick’s last October, and the evening was so enjoyable that he has been asked to return. He will play audience requests for music from the ‘40s era and on. He is an accomplished musician, recording artist, and multiple year winner of “Best Entertainer” awards.  Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Snacks, coffee, and tea are included. BYOB. All are welcome to enjoy an evening of fine entertainment and music. St. Nick’s is located at 4412 Mountain View Dr. in Walnutport. For more information, call Gerry at 610-868-3510.

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Second Annual Lehigh Valley Fight For Air 5K Run & Walk Submitted by DIANE LEUTHARDT The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania will host its second annual Lehigh Valley Fight for Air 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, May 4 at Rodale Fitness Park on Mosser Road in Trexlertown. Event check-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event support the American Lung Association’s efforts to improve lung health. Runners and walkers can also take part in a dove release at 9 a.m. Each participant may release a dove to honor a loved one who is currently fighting or who has lost a battle with lung disease. Those wishing to participate in the dove release can reserve a dove for $25 prior to April 15. This year’s event will also include a children’s fun run for children ages 10 and under that starts at 9:15 a.m. The race follows these two events at 9:30 a.m. “The American Lung Association in Pa. fights all lung disease through education, advocacy and research,” says Mary Lou Phillips, the American Lung Association Leadership Board Chair. “Everyone has been affected by lung disease at one time or another. It is our goal to change that. By participating in this fantastic event by walking,

running or making a financial pledge, you can make a difference.” The Lehigh Valley Fight for Air Run and Walk raises awareness and monetary support for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma and other lung diseases. Each participant pays a $25 registration fee prior to April 15 and is encouraged to collect a minimum of $100 in donations to be eligible for prizes. After April 15, the registration fee increases to $30. This year, the ALA-PA’s goal is to raise $30,000 for lung disease prevention, research and advocacy programs. Event participants and observers may park at Rodale Fitness Park on Mosser Road, directly across from the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. For more information on the Lehigh Valley Fight for Air 5K Run & Walk, contact Diane Leuthardt at 610-253-5060 or or visit

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Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services Recognized For Work In Cardiac Care

Submitted by ERIC WESCOE On Feb. 26, the Lehigh Valley Health Network recognized Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services (NREMS) for their efforts in caring for patients with heart problems also known as “Acute Cardiac Syndrome” before they get to the hospital. NREMS was selected after the Lehigh Valley Health Network Cardiology Department reviewed EMS performance data provided by local EMS providers hosted by the Lehigh Valley Health Network. NREMS has placed an emphasis into the training of our staff to recognize heart attacks, treat and alert the emergency department in the pre-hospital setting. In addition, state of the art equipment, new technology and aggressive treatment with excellent support by our local emergency rooms and doctors has made this possible. NREMS is the provider of ambulance services to the municipalities; the Townships of Allen, Hanover and Lehigh and the Boroughs of Catasauqua, North Catasauqua and Northampton. NREMS is also the provider of advanced life support services (paramedics) services to East Allen Township.

Writers Group Discussion

Submitted by DIANNE GERBER Television producer Terry Lee of L.A. will discuss Keeping Your Antagonist Pro Story on April 10 at 11 a.m. at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library at 1 Weller Place in Palmer Township as part of the Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers group. There is a $10 fee for non-PLRW members for either in person or on-line participation. For details, visit

Gospel Concert

Submitted by FAITH ALIVE CHURCH A gospel concert entitled “The Road to the Cross” will be presented by Joyful Noise Quartet March 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Alive United Methodist Church at 678 Pine St. in Palmerton. For more information, call 610-852-2805.


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The borough of Slatington in northern Lehigh County, with a population of 4200 and a budget of $4.2 million, is seeking candidates for the position of Borough Manager. Slatington is situated along the Lehigh River about 15 miles north of Allentown, PA. The position entails supervising borough employees (12-15), planning and supervising borough projects, searching and applying for grants, preparing an annual budget, and will be principally responsible for all non-legislative and non-judicial powers and duties of the Borough Council. The ideal candidate will have a college degree in public/business administration or civil engineering and municipal management or the equivalent experience; municipal experience a plus. Candidate should have strong supervisory and planning skills and be familiar with currently supported versions of Windows and Microsoft Office software products. Submit you resume with cover letter to Slatington Borough, 125 S Walnut St, Slatington, PA 18080 or email to no later than April 30th.


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Slatington Sesquicentennial

Submitted by Annabel E. Fogal Slatington’s Sesquicentennial is finally here. It seems as though we’ve been talking about it for years. With spring just around the corner, activities are being scheduled for the 150th birthday celebration of the community of Slatington. The Franklin Slaters of Emerald, Pa. will be hosting an “All You Can Eat Breakfast” Sunday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Emerald Fire Company. Breakfast will include eggs, home fries, ham, sausage, French toast, bread and butter, orange juice, coffee and tea. Costs for adults will be $7; seniors, $6; children, $5. For additional information, call Linda at 610-767-4366. The Slatington History Bar Crawl has been scheduled for Saturday, April 5 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are available at the Slatington 150th Memorabilia Store at 647 Main Street. The number of tickets is limited, so be sure to pick yours up early. Additional information may be obtained by emailing or calling 610-509-9870.

Western Pocono Lioness Meeting

Submitted by BARBE SIEG The Western Pocono Lioness Club will have a meeting March 25. There will be a Social Hour starting at 6 p.m. with soups and breads. Faith Waters Kimes will be a speaker for the Homeless Initiative. There will be a business meeting at 7 p.m. Both will be held at the American Legion in Gilbert. Further information may be obtained from Lioness Ruth at 610-381-4274. Watch for some future events from the Western Pocono Lioness Club: New Soup-in-a-Jar and Soup-in-a-Sack Sales are coming up. There are Love Soup and Chicken Soup for $6.50 each or two for $12. They will be just in time for the Spring Holiday and Mother’s Day. Look for them on April 4 at Shoprite from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., April 19 at Tractor Supply from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and April 26 at the Holistic Fair in Polk Twp. Fire Co. from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Annual Holistic Fair in the West End will be held at the Polk Township Fire Co. on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sessions will be available for massage, reiki, readings and food for purchase. There is still space for vendors. Please call Lioness Virginia 610-681-8306 or Lioness Vera 610462-5195.

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Bath Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito has organized a fun-filled month of activities to be held this October to help raise awareness and funds for all types of cancer research. There will be one event every weekend and plenty going on for everyone all month long. The kick-off of events will begin October 4 at Bath Community Day. T-shirts and hoodies for adults and children are on sale now, with order forms available at many businesses in Bath and surrounding municipalities and online. A tentative schedule of events has been released: Oct. 1-31, Ribbons all over Bath; Oct. 4, Pink Heals Tour (pink fire truck signed by survivors and their families) along with a blood drive in the parking lot of Thirst Quenchers. Also, registration for "Be The Match" and Andrew the Ambulance (talking robot ambulance) will be on hand. Oct. 4, All Pets, All Pink, Parade will be held on Poplar Street; Oct. 11, Turn Bath Pink 5K Run/ Walk will be held throughout the borough; Oct. 18, A human ribbon with aerial photography will take place at George Wolf Elementary parking lot. In addition, on Oct. 25 and 26, a "Pink" Auction with many prizes/ grand prizes will be held at the Bath Social Hall. A meeting for volunteers and interested people will be held Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Bath Borough Municipal Building. For more information, gear order forms or to learn how you can help and support the American Cancer Society, visit www.

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Air Force Basic Training Graduate Submitted by Joint Hometown News Service

Air Force Airman Dustin A. Henritzy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Tex. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the F. Joseph Werner, O.D.

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Slatington 150 History Committee Seeks Photos Submitted by ROBERT STETTNER The Slatington 150 History Committee is in need of sports photos for inclusion in the Slatington/Northern Lehigh sports history section of the upcoming More Stories To Share history book being published in conjunction with Slatington's 150th Anniversary Celebration this coming August. Photos from all sports are needed from the period between the 1920s and 1990s. If you are interested in letting us borrow your photos, please contact Robert at 610-554-4099 or, if you have digital or scanned photos to submit, you may email them directly to Mike Hofmann at The history committee thanks the public in advance for their help and cooperation in this endeavor.

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Hooks Of Hope Holding Local Meetings Submitted by LISA MARTINEZ Hooks of Hope, a chapter of Crochet for Cancer, is a new nonprofit organization that meets in Schnecksville and crochets/looms/sews/knits chemo caps, lap throws, and shawls for the people who are going through chemotherapy treatment. There were 73 hats and seven lap throws collected at the first meeting. The group is happy to announce that it donated all items to the Hematology/Medical Oncology Center in Lehighton. At the second chapter meeting, 62 hats were collected, 15 of which were donated by the Lackawanna County Assistance Office. Hooks of Hope would like to extend their thanks to the women at the assistance office and all who have helped make Hooks of Hope a great success. Meetings are held the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 106 at the Union Evangelical Church at 5500 PA Rt. 873 in Schnecksville. The room is in the rear of the church. Hooks of Hope is always looking for new members experienced at crocheting, looming, knitting, and sewing to exchange patterns and ideas while making new friends and supporting a great cause. Please contact Hooks of Hope via e-mail at or check us

out on Facebook if you are interested in joining or attending a meeting. Handmade items can also be donated by mail to Hooks of Hope, PO Box 163, Neffs, PA 18065. Hooks of Hope is currently in need of yarn and fabric to create these comfort items for patients. If able to donate, please contact Lisa at 610-767-4323.

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Senior Citizens Corner Slatington Senior Community Center 425 Kuntz St. Slatington 610-767-1250 Activities include: Penny Bingo - Monday and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., Pinochle - 1st and 3rd Monday from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Health Programs, crafts and dominoes are held on a daily basis. The center is open 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on weekdays with a hot meal served at 11:45 a.m. For meal reservations and more information, contact the center.

Lehighton Senior Center 243 South 8th St. Lehighton 610-377-1530 The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Palmerton Senior Center 501 Delaware Ave. Palmerton 610-826-4505 Activities include: Pinochle, penny games, and bingo daily. For meal reservations and more information, contact the center.

Northampton Senior Center 902 Lincoln Ave. Northampton 610-262-4977 Activities include: Singing, puzzles, cards, needlecraft, stretch, bingo, library, and coffee. Special programs are held on a weekly basis. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30


a.m. to 2 p.m. For meal reservations and more information, contact the center.

Mid-County Senior Center 234 Walnut St. Bath 610-837-1931 Activities include: Pool, cards, games, crafts, singing, bingo, sewing, and special visitors. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m. For meal reservations and more information, contact the center. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cherryville Senior Center 4131 Lehigh Dr. Cherryville 610-767-2977 Activities include: Games, trips, bingo, stretch/ exercise, birthday celebrations, music/singing. Lunch is served daily. For meal reservations and more information, contact the center. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spring Events for LT Historical Society

Submitted by BEVERLY PUTT The annual Spring Basket Social at the Lehigh Township Historical Society is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the LT Volunteer Fire Company in Cherryville. Tickets will be sold at the door. Winning tickets will be drawn at 4 p.m. and winners will be notified if they are not there for the drawing. The historical society thanks you for your support of their fundraiser. Next month, the society is planning a grand opening of their completed addition to the LT Historical Centre in Pennsville. It will be held Sunday, May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. You will want to see all of the changes at the historical centre. There will be door prizes, light refreshments and a souvenir for visitors. For more information, contact 610-767-5906 or 610-767-5989.


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2014 Pennsylvania Trout Season Around The Corner

By ALICE WANAMAKER Opening day of trout season in Pennsylvania is right around the corner. This year, anglers will have two Saturdays to camp out on the banks of trout stocked rivers and streams hoping for their fish tales to come true. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has released two opening days: March 29 is for 18 counties in Southeast Pa. including Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York. All other counties in Pa. will open Saturday, April 12. There are a few exceptions and clarifications for streams that boarder county lines including Lizard Creek and Mahoning Creek in Carbon County which will open March 29 with neighboring Lehigh County. Also included are West Branch Mahantango Creek in Snyder/Juniata Counties and Mahantango Creek in Northumberland/Dauphin Counties. Licensed anglers can begin fishing at 8 a.m. on opening day. Fishing is open to licensed fisherman 24 hours a day after opening. Licenses can be attained at many issuing agents locally and statewide and online through The Outdoor Shop. Fees vary depending on age and residency status and multi-year licenses are available. In addition to fishing licenses, trout anglers are reminded that they are required to acquire a trout/salmon permit to fish for trout if they are over the age of 16. For more information, visit NOTE: In the April edition of Home Recycled Home, we will be using an unwanted fishing pole to create a unique centerpiece for any angler. Keep your eyes open for older style fishing poles and remember to snap a few memories while out fishing to use in next month’s home decorating project!

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Handmade Quilt Raffle At Slatington Library Submitted by LOUISE BECHTEL There were 36 Shingle vaccines given by the Pennsylvania Department of Health at the Slatington library March 3. As the inaugural year, it was a success. The library is raffling off a handmade quilt depicting “Sunbonnet Sue.” The quilt is currently at the library if you wish to see it. Tickets cost $3 a piece or two for $5. Tickets are available at the library. The drawing will be held Sunday, October 19 at the Canal Festival. Bechtel’s Pharmacy is offering a series of educational sessions on topics related to diabetes at the Slatington Public Library. Each month, a new topic will be explored and a diabetes-friendly recipe will be distributed. Our next session will be held Wednesday, March 26 at 1 p.m. This month’s topic is Sweet Spot Cooking School. The meeting area at the library can accommodate about 20 people, so sign up in advance by calling the pharmacy at 610-767-4121 to reserve your spot. The volunteers from APRISE will continue to do Medicare Part D benefit checks on the third Tuesday of the month. Please call the library to make an appointment. 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.

Submitted by MELISSA E. HAWK Volunteers are needed in April as the Northampton Area Public Library is getting a remodel.The carpet and front desk will be replaced and the floor plan will change. This will make the library more comfortable and more efficient. It is a big job and we need volunteers to help us pack and move all the books. The project will take place from April 25 through May 3; days, evenings, and weekends. Lend a few hours, a couple of days, or whatever you can spare. If you’d like to help, please call or email Melissa Hawk at mhawk@ or stop by the library. The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library will meet Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The next meeting of the Book Discussion Group is Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. This month’s book is Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes. The group is free and open to the public. Stop in to borrow a copy of the book. “Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child" Family Story and Craft Time will be held April 8 and 9 at 10 a.m. This year’s book is Stripes of All Types. Call to register. If your community group is interested in finding out more about what’s new at the library, we can come to you with a program or you can come in for a tour and presentation. For more information or to receive our newsletter by email, contact Melissa Hawk at Visit, check us out on Facebook, or stop in.

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Rescue Pet Meet Felipe

Dachshund Mix • Young • Male • Small

This wonderful little man will be getting the works: he will be neutered, heartworm/lyme tested, up-to-date on vaccines, microchipped and dental for his new family. All of this is scheduled to be done on the 23rd. His adoption fee is $200. Felipe can be seen by appointment; call 610767-7096 or email To see him or any other Furry Feet Rescue animals, please fill out an adoption application here. Puppy adoption fees include an added $100 spay/neuter deposit.

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When Cats Attack!

Portland parents apparently can’t handle cranky kitties. Sunday, March 9th yielded a 911 distress call that immediately went viral simply due to the ludicrousness of the content. Lee Palmer barricaded himself, his girlfriend, and their baby and dog inside a bedroom after their 22-pound Himalayan cat, Lux, apparently “charged” at them. Lux’s violence was not entirely unprovoked; it had scratched the 7-month-old child and was then “kicked in the rear” by Palmer. Then all hell broke loose. When officers arrived, the cat reportedly darted into the kitchen, attempting to flee custody. Visit to listen to the full audio of the 911 call.

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If adolescence had a soundtrack … … I’m not quite sure how I would describe mine. I was definitely obsessed with pop. I idolized Britney, Christina, Mandy, and even Jessica. Not so much the Spice Girls. I swooned over the boy bands. *NSYNC was my very first live concert—Giants Stadium in 7th grade, Pop Odyssey tour! Backstreet Boys were a close second, followed by O-Town and 98 Degrees. But along the way, there were some offthe-beaten-track albums that became my favorites. In my trip down memory lane for two of our recent Thursday Top Tens (visit www., I started thinking about the music that shaped my youth. Here are five albums that sound like growing up.

1. Hanson’s “Middle Of Nowhere” 1997: Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson

OK, not exactly off-the-beaten track, but I have to mention them. The JoBros of an older generation, Hanson defined my baptism into the world of music. “Middle of Nowhere” was the first CD I came to own in third grade and I became a huge fan. What pre-teen girl didn’t love them? “MMMBOP” was our anthem, those blonde cuties didn’t hold a candle to the immature boys in elementary school, and we were ten years old fantasizing about marrying 14-year-old lead singer, Taylor. Ah, childhood. Mine would not have been complete without them. Since their early success, Hanson has resurfaced with a few new hits. I enjoyed “If Only” in 2000, but they are perhaps only just now creating their comeback with “Give A Little” off their 2010 album “Shout It Out” and “Get the Girl Back” off 2013’s “Anthem.” All married with kids at this point, it’s hard to remember them as those shaggy-haired teens rollerblading through a parking lot as if they didn’t have a care in the world.

2. Eiffel 65’s “Europop” 1999: Jeffrey Jey, Maurizio Lobina, and Gabry Ponte

They were a three-man Italian eurodance group, not that anyone really ever bothered to find that out. We just knew them as the “Blue” guys. (You remember “Blue,” don’t you? You have to.) In fact, I don’t think I even knew it was more than one guy until I bought the CD. I don’t even remember when or why I got the CD, I just remember that it became the go-to background music for when my best friend and I had our after-school Mario Bros. battles on her Nintendo. Before long, I knew all the words to most of the songs, without really stopping to think about how odd the music was – and now, it’s become an album I’ll never forget. | March 20, 2014

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3. BBMak’s “Sooner Or Later” 2000: Mark Barry, Christian Burns, and Stephen McNally Another English group, BBMak eventually reached #13 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 chart with their

debut single “Back Here.” They even closed the year performing in Times Square for New Year’s Eve. Like most of these artists, I have no idea how I came to like them but I do remember that this CD was among a select number that almost always put me in a better mood.

4. The Rasmus’ “Dead Letters” 2003: Aki Hakala, Eero Heinonen, Pauli Rantasalmi, and Lauri Ylönen

I believe a friend introduced me to this Finnish group of Goth-rockers. Together since ’95, it was their 5th album that was received well in the U.S. and the one I found myself strangely drawn to. I just loved their sound. According to the album jacket, “A dead letter is a letter that has never been delivered because the person to whom it was written cannot be found, and it also cannot be returned to the person who wrote it.” The most popular single was Track 1, “In the Shadows.”

5. Bonnie McKee’s “Trouble” 2004: Bonnie McKee

I adored Bonnie. Her songs were fun, I loved the tones in her voice, and “Somebody” struck a chord with me because I was 16 and single and hating it. This was her only album, but she went on to create a great career for herself writing hits for other artists we know and love today, like Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson.

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Heidelberg UCC Heidelberg, 610-767-4740 (HA) W 11 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m.

Church Directory Agape New Testament Fellowship Schnecksville, 610-216-5611 (N) W 10 a.m. Jr. Church 10:45 a.m. All Saints Episcopal Church Lehighton, 610-377-2675 W 10 a.m. SS 9 a.m. Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church Slatington, 610-767-2214 W Sat. 5 p.m. Sun. 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Lehighton, 610-533-0107 W 9 a.m., BS 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Egypt Community Church Egypt, 610-262-4961 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Emmanuel UCC Bowmanstown W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m.

Ben Salem United Church of Christ Lehighton, 570-386-3870 W 8:15/10:30 a.m. SS (all ages) 9:15 a.m.

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

Bethany Wesleyan Church Cherryville, 610-767-1239 (N) Sat. 5 p.m. Encounter. W Sun. 9 & 10:45 a.m.

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

Bethel U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-1898 W 10 a.m. SS 9 a.m. Blue Mountain Community Church Palmerton, 610-826-8402 W 9:15 a.m., SG 11:15 a.m. Chapman Quarries United Methodist Bath, 610-837-0935 (HA) W 11 a.m. SS 10 a.m. Christ’s Church at Lowhill UCC New Tripoli W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. Christ U.C.C., Little Moore Danielsville, 610-837-6051 W 9 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m. Christ U.C.C. Walnutport, 610-767-1601 W 10 a.m., SS 9 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. Ebenezer United Church of Christ New Tripoli, 610-298-8000 SS 9 a.m.; W 10:15 a.m.

First UCC Palmerton W 9 a.m., SS 10 a.m. Friedens UCC Slatington, 610-767-7099 HA W 9:30 a.m. God’s Missionary Church Northampton, 610-262-4412 W 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Good Shepherd UCC Slatington, 610-767-9680 (HA) W 8:30 & 11 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville, 610-262-9517 W Sun. 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) W 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m. Grace United Church of Christ Northampton W 10:30 a.m. SS 9:15 Heidelberg Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-1526 W 8:30 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m.

Heritage Baptist Church Orefield, 610-395-4970 (N) W 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-2668 (HA/N) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526 W 10:45 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Palmerton (HA/N) W 8 & 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church Cherryville, 610-767-7203 (HA/N) Sun. W 8 & 10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-3365 W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Jerusalem Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-681-5200 W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Jerusalem UCC Palmerton, 610-681-4412 W 9 a.m. & 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. Living Stone Fellowship New Tripoli, 610-298-3020 W 10 a.m. Living Water Community Church Parryville, 610-737-1450 W 9 a.m., Com. 1st Sun. HA Mountain View Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-759-7553 W 10:30 a.m.

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Northampton Assembly of God Cherryville Rd., 610-262-5645 W 10:15 a.m. & 6 p.m. SS 9:30

St. Matthew’s UCC Kunkletown, 610-381-2442 W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 a.m.

Northern Lehigh Bible Fellowship Church Walnutport, 610-434-8661 W 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.

Union United Church of Christ Neffs, 610-767-6961 (HA/N) W 8 & 10:30 a.m., Children 10:30 a.m.

People’s EC Church Lehighton W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s UCC of Indianland Cherryville, 610-767-5751 (HA/N) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Lenten schedule: W Wed. 7:30 p.m.

Valleyview Baptist Church Northampton, 610-837-5894 (HA & N) W 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m., SS 9:30 a.m.

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

Walnutport Seventh Day Adventist 610-767-8939 W 11 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m.

Sacred Heart Church Palmerton (HA) W Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 8:30 & 11 a.m. Salem United Methodist Church Danielsville (N) W 9:30 a.m., SS 11 a.m. Salem United Methodist Church Aquashicola 610-826-2577 W 11 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m., 2nd Sunday Fellow 10:30 a.m. Salem United Methodist Church Slatedale, 610-767-5632 W 10 a.m.

St. Peter’s Church of Emerald Emerald, 610-767-6233 W 10:15 a.m., Com. 1st Sun., SS 9 a.m. AWANA 6 p.m. BS 10 a.m. Mon. 7 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. Sun. HA St. Peter’s UCC Northampton (HA) W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

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St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Palmerton, 610-826-2359 Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.

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

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

St. John’s Episcopal Palmerton W 8 and 10 a.m.

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

St. John’s Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-6361 W 8:00 & 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. (N)

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

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

Trinity Lutheran Church Lehighton, 610-377-4303 W Sun. 9 a.m. w/communion 1st & 3rd Sun. SS 10:30 a.m. grades pre-K-12 1st Sat. W w/communion 5 p.m. 1st Tues. quiet communion 10 a.m. Lenten schedule: W 7 p.m. 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 Holy Week: W 7 p.m. 4/17-19, Easter Sunday W 8 & 10 a.m. Trinity UCC Coplay, 610-262-8933 (HA, N) W 9:30 a.m., SS 11 a.m. W Thurs. 7 p.m.

St. John’s UCC Laury's Station (HA) W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. St. John’s UCC Slatington, 610-767-5554 (HA/N) W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 a.m. St. John’s UCC of Howertown Northampton, 610-262-8666 (HA/N) W 9:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. St. Matthew's ELC Lehighton, 610-377-2972 W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 a.m.

Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 (N) W 8 & 10:45 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m.

United Presbyterian Church of Slatington Slatington, 610-767-8113 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m.

Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church Whitehall, 610-434-8661 W 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m. Whitehall Mennonite Church Egypt, 610-262-1270 (N) W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 SS 9 a.m., W 10:30 a.m. (N) Zion UCC Lehighton, 610-377-1191 W 8:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Zion’s Stone UCC Northampton, 610-262-1133 W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Zion Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-837-8469 W 10: 30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) SS 9 a.m., W 10:30 a.m.

Schedules: Please send your Church Directory updates to askus@ townandcountrygazette. com or mail them to our office at 4685 Lehigh Drive Walnutport, PA 18088. Church Directory is a free listing of area churches in alphabetical order and includes: Services, Sunday school and Bible Study regular schedules. Please call the office for directions or more information. | March 20, 2014

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Are You Smarter Than A Kindergartener? Submitted by LORRAINE GUNDRUM

Bethany Wesleyan Church has scheduled “Are You Smarter Than A Kindergartener?” for March 29 from 12 to 4 p.m. Adults will be competing against children in a game of elementary questions and answers. The event is a fundraiser for Loving Life Child Care. Tours of the newly remodeled facility will be available. Bethany Wesleyan Church is located at 675 Blue Mountain Dr. in Cherryville. Worship services are held each Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Ministry Center. Family Worship service for children in grades one through five and their caregivers is held in the Children’s Center at 10:45 a.m. For more information, please call the church office at 610 767-1239 or visit

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Contact the church office for tickets at 610-767-6361. Menu: Baked Ham, Chopped Dandelion with Bacon Dressing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Vegetables, Bread & Butter, Homemade Desserts, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, & Water. Seatings available at 4, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, & 7 p.m. Take-out also available.

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Northampton Assembly 3449 Cherryville Rd., Northampton • Sun. 10:45 amof & 6 God pm; Wed. 7:30 pm 3449 Cherryville Rd., Northampton • Sun. 10:45 am & 6 pm; Wed. 7:30 pm

Daniel Daniel E. E. Lundmark Lundmark •• •• 610-262-5645 610-262-5645 The Sin of Complaining God had had done done so so very very much much for for His His people people in in delivering delivering them them from from God Egyptian bondage, but then they began complaining. “And when the Egyptiancomplained, bondage, but then they began complaining. people it displeased the LORD: and the “And LORDwhen heardthe it; people it displeased the of LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his complained, anger was kindled; and the fire the LORD burnt among them, and his consumed them” (Numbers 11:1). severe thatthem, God anger was kindled; and the fireThe of the LORDpunishment burnt among brought upon those in 11:1). this infectious sin punishment indicates how and consumed them”involved (Numbers The severe thatmuch God God hates it! The underlying evils of complaining against God reveal brought uponof those thisand infectious how Itmuch ingratitude all Godinvolved does forinus, unbeliefsin of indicates His promises. disGod hates it! and The despises underlying Him. evils Itof reflects complaining againstofGod reveal honors God an attitude rebellion against God of and in disobedience to Him! ingratitude all culminates God does for us, and unbelief of His promises. It disToday, we underrate Him. the sinfulness but God honors Godtend andtodespises It reflects ofancomplaining, attitude of rebellion has not changed His hatred of this sin as Jude 14-16 shows, “Enoch… against God and culminates in disobedience to Him! prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands we tend to underrate the sinfulness of complaining, but God ofToday, his saints, To execute judgment upon all…complainers.” Thenot antidote to His complaining is tosinfocus on 14-16 God’sshows, goodness and has changed hatred of this as Jude “Enoch… praise Himofasthese, Davidsaying, did when he the said, "I had fainted, unless I had prophesied Behold, Lord cometh with ten thousands believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." of his saints, ToOne execute judgment all…complainers.” (Psalm 27:13). of God's faithful upon missionaries, Allen Gardiner, expeThe antidote to complaining focus onthroughout God’s goodness and rienced many physical difficulties is andtohardships his service to the Savior. Despite "While God givesI had me praise Him as David his did troubles, when he he said,said, "I had fainted, unless strength, failure will not daunt me." In 1851, at the age of 57, he died believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." of disease and starvation while serving on Picton Island at the southern (Psalm 27:13). One ofWhen God'shis faithful Allen Gardiner, expe-It tip of South America. bodymissionaries, was found, his diary lay nearby. rienced physical difficulties hardships throughoutThe his service to bore themany record of hunger, thirst, and wounds, and loneliness. last entry in hisSavior. little book showed strugglehe of his he triedme to the Despite his the troubles, said,shaking "Whilehand Godas gives write legibly. It read, am overwhelmed of the goodness strength, failure will"I not daunt me." In with 1851,aatsense the age of 57, he died of God." Think of that! No word of complaint—just praise for God's of disease and starvation while serving on Picton Island at the southern goodness!

tip of South America. When his body was found, his diary lay nearby. It bore the record of hunger, thirst, wounds, and loneliness. The last entry in his little book showed the struggle of his shaking hand as he tried to write legibly. It read, "I am overwhelmed with a sense of the goodness of God." Think of that! No word of complaint—just praise for God's goodness!

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Colorful Springtime Crafts Easy projects add color to the home

(Family Features) Celebrate the uplifting colors of spring with easy-to-make crafts that bring inspiration and creativity to the home. Natural appeal Let the wild charm of the outside world inside your home this season. The use of moss brings a full spectrum of gentle greens to your door or wall with this Moss Letter, a simple project from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. With the use of just a few materials, you can showcase your love for Mother Nature with your own personalized touch. Divine designs Bring the signs of spring to life with designs that incorporate the dreamy scenes of floral blooms and butterflies. Your refrigerator will become a work of art with Stamped Tile Magnets – an easy decor project to brighten any kitchen. Every recipient treasures gifts that come from the heart. These charming crafts take less than two hours to create, and they’re perfect presents for upcoming birthday parties, wedding showers or unique hostess gifts for those upcoming springtime soirees.

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Moss Monogram Letter Project courtesy of Gloribell Lebron, Crafting Time: 1-2 hours Skill Level: No experience necessary

Supplies and Tools: Small canvas Moss (The Moss Collection) Glue gun and glue sticks Computer and printer (optional) Pencil Ribbon Scissors 1. On the canvas, lightly draw desired letter with a pencil or print a letter from computer and trace it.

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2. Sort the moss out over workspace, mixing and matching to achieve desired look. 3. Glue the moss in 1-inch sections inside the drawn letter. 4. Trim moss around letter as needed. 5. Hang using a satin ribbon and tie a bow

Stamped Tile Magnets Project courtesy of Amy Bell, Crafting Time: 1-2 hours Skill Level: No experience necessary

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Supplies and Tools: Small ceramic tiles Disc magnets Martha Stewart satin acrylic craft paint in Blue Calico Martha Stewart Fair Isle Dots adhesive stencils Small foam pouncers Heavy-duty adhesive 1. Adhere the stencils to the ceramic tiles. Use the foam pouncers and acrylic paint to embellish the tiles as desired. Allow paint to dry completely. 2. For a permanent finish, oven cure the tiles according to the paint package instructions. (Alternatively, air cure for 21 days.) 3. Affix a magnet to the back of each tile with the heavy-duty adhesive. Allow to dry for 24 hours before use.

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Bingo -Salem United Church of Christ 2218 Community Drive, Moorestown PA, 18014 Saturday March 29, 2014 Doors open at 5:30pm for food and drink Bingo starts at 7:00pm $20.00 for 2 boards, 25 games of Bingo Cash Prizes, Special Games and a Jackpot Cover-All 50/50 drawings and a Chinese Auction. Limited Seating. For advance tickets call Kim at 484226-5831.(3/20) Franklin Township Vol. Fire Company – 2440 Fairyland Rd. Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. FLEA MARKET, BAKE SALE, & CHINESE AUCTION. Refreshments available. TABLES AVAILABLE $10. FMI 610-377-2015 (4/17) Had enough of Winter? Bad news: technically you have to hang in there until 11:57 a.m. on March 20 (when the sun crosses the equator). Good news: on Sunday, April 6 you can celebrate with us as we vanquish any relics of “old man winter.” Yes, before you know it, it’ll once again be time for : AUSTREIBUNGSFEST! We will be at the Germansville Fire Hall starting at 3 p.m. and wrapping up at 7 p.m. There will the usual good vitual including Karl Ehmer Wursts and bottomless beverages. The ever-great Walt Groller will be providing music and entertainment! Sing and dance along! Numerous door


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prizes will be awarded. Seating is limited, so order your ticket soon: 610-767-6981 or 610-7671822. Due to increased costs and expenses we’ve had to raise the cost to $25 per person. Still a great bargain for so much Gemutleichkeit! (3/20) Ham & Dandelion Dinner – April 5 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. Christ Church – Little Moore 913 S. Mink Rd. Danielsville (corner of Rt. 946 and Mind Rd.) Adults $10 Children 5 – 12 $4.50, age four and under are free. Call Brenda at 610-837-0680 by March 23 for tickets. No tickets at the door. (3/20) Lower Macungie Firefighters Women’s Association Vera Bradley Bingo. Sunday, April 6. Doors open @ 12, bingo @ 1. $20 in advance, $25 at door. Chinese auction, raffle, specials, refreshments. Call Cindy 484239-3945. (3/20) Morgenland Church Annual Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner. March 29, 4-7 p.m. The menu also includes mashed potatoes, green beans, beverages, and desserts. Tickets: Adults-$9, Child 5-12-$4, under 5-Free. Call 610-395-6885. Walk-ins welcome!  (3/20) OLDIES DANCE -Saturday, April 5, 2014 Northampton Community Center Tickets $30 Includes Music from DESIRE Raffles, Hot Buffet & Beverages Must be 21 yo. Call Paulette:

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610-509-8173 Proceeds to Benefit the Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation (3/20) Saturday March 29: Pork & Sauerkraut dinner. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. All you can eat! Advance tickets: 484-894-7155 Also available at the door Zion Stone UCC, 51 Church Road, Northampton (Kreidersville) Bring a Canned good for the Northampton Area Food Bank. (3/20) Sensational Sampling Supper - Mountain Laurel Gift Baskets & Gourmet Foods $8.95/pp. March 20, 2014 - 5:30 p.m. 108 S. Chestnut Street. Call: 484-281-3124. (3/20) Spring Craft Show & Basket Social March 29,2014 9:00 AM 3:00 PM At the Palmerton High School. Event Sponsored by Class of 2014 Parents Club. For Information call 610-826-5212 (3/20)


3 Tall Display Cabinets – Black Lacquer w/ Gold Trim. 2 cabinets measure (75” H x 28” W x 17 1/2” D) 1 cabinet measures (75”H x 20 1/2”W x 17 1/2”D). All 3 have a backlit top enclosure w/ 2 Glass Doors, Large Open Middle Area, adjustable shelf, and enclosed bottom w/ 2 solid doors. All are in EXCELLENT condition. Asking $475 for all 3 O.B.O. Call Ron @ 610390-2926 (3/20) DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800681-2425 (10/30) | March 20, 2014

Homemade Easter Treats. All Candy eggs $6.00 lb Or $3.25 1/2 lb. Flavors are: Butter creme, Coconut creme,Peanut butter, Cherry coconut, Strawberry creme, Coffee creme, Banana Creme, Peppermint Creme,Molasses coconut,Peanut Rolled, and Peanut rolled peanut butter. Chocolate, Clear toy of Cake pops $6.00 dz.Pumpkin roll $10.00. Kiffles and nut tossies $4.50 dz. I also have chocolate crosses, bunnies, baskets and eggs. Berlinsville area. Call to order 610-392-1843. (3/20) Medical Guardian - Top-rated medical alarm and 24/7 medical alert monitoring. For a limited time, get free equipment, no activation fees, no commitment, a 2nd waterproof alert button for free and more - only $29.95 per month. 800-783-4149 (10/30) Safe Step Walk-In Tub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 800-511-0573 for $750 Off. (10/30) Model “L” Gravely Tractor – Late 40’s ?, Runs well, Comes with snow plow, snow blower, rotary mower, hauling cart, two instruction manuals from early 50’s. $1,100 Call Richard 610217-1682 (4/3)

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Apartment for Rent – Slatington. 2BR apartment & garage – heat, water, sewer & garbage included. Adult Building – Pets conditional. Credit & Reference check. Available immediately. $775/month. Call 610-262-1144. (3/20) Apartment Slatington – New 2 Bedroom, NO pets, W/S/G Included. $550+ utilities, security required. 610-3908691 (3/20) CONDO for rent, Ocean City, MD. fully furnished. Walk to beach, tennis, playground.

On bay, rear deck near pool. condo. $1100/wk. 610-554-1559. (4/17) Egyptian Sands Motel Room For Rent – Private bath, maid service, all utilities included, clean, quiet, safe. $175/week or $575/month. Call 610-262-8050. (5/1) TOWNHOUSE: 2 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C, $800 no dogs/ferrets (cats $25 extra/mo) 610-759-0169 (3/20) TOWNHOUSE: 3 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C, $870 no dogs/ferrets (cats $25 extra/mo) 610-759-0169 (3/20)

SERVICES AVAILABLE All Types of unwanted Metal Wanted Household Appliances, Air Conditioners, Car Parts, Lawn Tractors, ATV, Motorcycles, Mobile homes, furnaces, metal buildings, structures, equipment. Residential, Commercial No Job to big. Cell 610751-9251 Jerry Anytime. (3/20) Bucket Truck Available for high and low reach jobs. Aerial services. Call 484-2212307 (3/20) Building demolition, recycling and disposal. Specializing in old houses, barns, garages and additions. PA096869. 484-661-9358. B.R. LCC (12/19)

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SERVICES AVAILABLE Tim’s Sharpening Service Let me take care of your sharpening needs. Circular Saws, Carbide Circular Saw Blades, Planer Blades, Scissors, Electric Hedge Fence Trimmers, Lawn Mower Blades, Axes, Chisels, Chainsaws, etc. Call 610-7675171. (3/20) Trees by Dave & Son Take downs, round overs, lot clearing, stump grinding, aerial lift equipped. Over 20 years experience. Fully Insured, FREE estimates. 610-826-7487 Emergency Service 24-HRS. Call Dave’s Cell 570-657-1063. (3/20)


Antiques Wanted: Old furniture, quilts, toys, rugs, dishes, birth certificates, baskets, holiday decorations, prints, frames, photos, postcards, jewelry, old advertising items, sports items, slates items. Dave Irons Antiques, 223 Covered Bridge Road (Kreidersville), Northampton. 610-262-9335 (3/20) Buying Guitars, Accordions, Old Amplifiers, Saxophones, Drums, Horns, Violins, Most Older Musical Instruments. Local Pick-up. Call Mike 330-3677100 (5/1) Local Hunter Looking for Hunting Land – Any size 5 acre to 100+ acres in Lehigh, Northampton, or Carbon

County. Will post and patrol your property for the privlege to hunt, willing to negotiate a financial agreement for hunting rights. If at all interesting please e-mail (cnamacky@ or call Ken at 610730-4508 (12/17/14) Pet Supplies – Donate your unwanted/unneeded pet supplies to local shelters and animal rescues. The Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette is always collecting pet food, treats, leashes and collars, training pads, crates/kennels, towels, blankets, detergents, etc. for local animal shelters. We deliver to Peaceable Kingdom, Pets In Need, SunRays Pittbull Rescue, Forgotten Felines & Fidos, and other local shelters. Drop off Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 5 pm. FMI: 610-767-9600. (3/20) WANTED! Your Used Guns or Gun Parts! Any condition: Good, Not so Good, or even plain old junk. WE buy, sell, trade, and repair guns. PRECISION ARMAMENTS 7141 Rt. 873, Slatington, PA 18080. 610767-9046 (3/20)

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Touch of Dutch 4 Abril, 1963 Wiffel vun eich hen ebber in der Abril gschickt, odder wiffel vun eich sin in der Abril gschickt warre? Mir Pennsilfaahnish Deitsche hen noch immer gegliche darrich die Yaahre fer nanner vernarre halde, awwer all yuscht in Gschpass. Der erscht Abril waar immer en grosser Daag in der Schul. Die greesscht Blessier waar, wann mer der Schulmeischder vernarre halde hot kenne. Die Vernarre-halderei iss net yuscht als abkumme uff der Erscht Abril, awwer uffmols eenichi Zeit, wann’s uns eikumme iss. Mer Yunge hen als gsaagt zum Annerer, wann’s net

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draagedenkt hot, was mer dehinner sin, „Was hoscht du uff deinre Naas?“ Wann’s Anner uff die Naas gelangt hot mit der Finger fer ausfinne, eb ebbes dart waer, dann hen mer yuscht gsaagt, „Dei Finger.“ En anners, as mer als gebrowiert hen waar des: Mer hen gsaagt zu een, sett saage, „Ich aa“, wann mir ebbes saage deede. No hen mer als gsaagt, „Ich geh in der Busch un hack en Baam um.“ Es anner hot no saage solle, „Ich aa.“ No hen mer gsaagt, „Ich schleef ihn heem.“ Es anner hot widder saage solle, „Ich aa.“ No hen mer gsaagt, „Ich mach en Seidrog raus“ Es anner hot widder geantwart, „Ich aa.“ No hot mer gsaagt, „Die Sei fresse raus.“ Un die Antwart iss shier immer bletzlich kumme, „Ich aa.“ No waar aa der Elbedritchlicher fange. Eens, as net gewisst hot, was sell meent, iss aagschtelt warre am Hauseck, wo’s arrig kalt waar, fer der Sack hawwe un die annere deede sie neiyaage. Sie sin awwer immer hinnerum ins Haus gschprunge, wo’s waarem waar un hen der anner draus im Kalde schteh losse. Des iss en alt Ding, as sie saage waer iwwer der See gebrocht warre vun Deitschland Yaahre zerick. Un der Dr. Fritz Braun vun Deitschland hot uns gsaagt sie deede des aa noch in Deitschland heidesdaags, wann sie kende. Vernarre halde waar als Gschpass. -Florence Baver

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April 4, 1963 How many of you played an April Fools joke on someone, or how many of you had an April Fools joke played on you? We Pennsylvania Dutch have always liked to make someone look foolish, but just in fun. April 1st was always a big day in the school. The greatest pleasure was when one could make the teacher look foolish. This fool making process did not just happen on April 1st, but often anytime, when it occurred to us [to do it]. We young people have always said to another, when they did not think about what we are up to, “What do you have on your nose?” When the other one reached up to the nose with the finger to finds out whether something was there, then we just said, “Your finger.” Another one that we always tried was this: We said to one, [you] should say, “I, also”, when we would say something [to them]. Then we always said, “I will go in the woods and cut a tree down.” The other one should then have said, “I, also.” Then we said, “I will drag it home.” The other one should then again have said, “I, also.” Then we said, “I will make a pig’s trough out of it.” The other one answers, “I, also.” Then we said, “The pigs will eat out of it.” And the answer almost always came quickly, “I, also.” Then there was also catching the mythical bird or animal. One who didn’t know what that entailed was placed at a corner of the house, where it was very cold, to hold the sack [to catch the creature] and the others [said they] would chase it into the sack. The others, however, ran around the back and into the house, where it was warm and left the other [the sack holder] standing out in the cold. This is an old tradition that they say was brought over the ocean from Germany. And Dr. Fritz Braun from Germany told us they still do this today in Germany when they can. Making someone look foolish was always fun. [NOTE: In the United States, Dr. Fritz Braun was well known to many Pennsylvania Germans during the 1950s to the 1970s, for his help in providing them with their Genealogical connection to Germany. But, according to at least one recent study, prior to 1945 he was involved with the Nazi regime and his work had a practical political result in determining Nazi population policy in Eastern France and also in Poland. The mythical creature mentioned above, was more formally known as ‘es Elbedritsch’, with probably as many variants in spelling and gender as there were regions that kept this tradition. Some of us also knew this as ‘snipe hunting’, an English term. In a future issue I will have more about ‘es Elberdritsch fange’. Maybe this whole idea of making someone look a little foolish was what gave rise to that old Dutch expression that some of us heard many times: “Du kannscht mich net verkaafe”, “You can’t sell me”, i.e., “You can’t fool me.”] -Larry Gradwohl

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This is a photo submitted by Betty Abel. She is a regular Touch of Dutch reader who thought you might enjoy this photo of Florence Baver’s class from some time in the early 1940’s. Mrs. Baver taught first through fourth grades at the Belfast Grammar School. The school, which Betty attended, was located in a two room schoolhouse.

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Girl of the Month Slatington Woman’s Club - March 2014


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The Slatington Woman’s Club has recognized Chelsea Harlan as the Girl of the Month for March 2014. Chelsea is the daughter of Kellyann Harlan and Roger Essner. She has two brothers, Tommy Harlan and Cody Harlan. She is originally from Austin, Tex. Chelsea is a member of the National Honor Society through Northern Lehigh High School. She has been recognized as Varsity Captain of the field hockey team and is on the Al Pro Team. She plays field hockey, basketball, and track and field. Chelsea is class treasurer and serves on Student Council. She is also a member of SADD and is on the Senior Video Committee. Chelsea enjoys the outdoors, reading, painting, and the company of her friends and family. She plans to attend a four-year college and major in Medical Imagining or Occupational Therapy with a minor in Spanish. By ALICE WANAMAKER

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Submitted by THERESA SPEICHER St. Nicholas Church in Berlinsville will hold their annual Basket Social Saturday, April 5  from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday,  April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a wide variety of themed baskets that would make ideal Easter gifts for all ages, including young adults, baskets for men and an especially large selection of baskets for children. Gift cards will be included in addition to the baskets. A card of 26 tickets will sell for $5. Winners will be notified by phone after the drawing on Sunday. To round out this social, the kitchen will be open; there will be a nut roll sale and a bake sale with many homemade goodies. All are invited to enjoy this event held in the social hall of St. Nicholas Catholic Church at 4412 Mountain View Dr. in Walnutport. Call 610-7673107 or 610-767-9892 for more information.

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ARIES - March 21 to April 20—You interpret success and strength differently than most. Embrace a fresh start and go after your dreams with a deep spirit. TAURUS - April 21 to May 20—It’s time to get unstuck from your winter rut. Go out and try new things, meet new people and find a better way of being. Embrace change. GEMINI - May 21 to June 20—With the warmer weather, you are feeling particularly social. Look for activities like picnics or parties to get you outdoors. CANCER - June 21 to July 22—It is time to shed your winter skin and feel all the new life that spring has to offer. This is your time to shine; make it the best yet. LEO - July 23 to Aug. 2— Focusing on newly or recently started projects will benefit you. Accept help when offered and look toward what is to come. VIRGO - Aug. 23 to Sept. 22—Put your innate generosity to work this spring. Help a friend tackle a project and enjoy the sunshine.

LIBRA - Sept. 23 to Oct. 22—Instead of making big changes, take small steps toward a renewed sense of self and freedom. SCORPIO - Oct. 23 to Nov. 22—Embrace your adventurous side and explore new things this spring. Find a new hobby that will help satisfy your curiosity. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23 to Dec. 21— While you have a thirst for travel, it is important to slow down and enjoy what is around you. Plan the next few months only after talking to those you trust. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22 to Jan. 19—Embrace your classical side and do what feels natural to you. Traditional may fit like a glove this time of year. AQUARIUS - Jan. 20 to Feb. 18—Make a difference with your inner self by getting outdoors. Planting a tree or working in the garden may fit the bill to help you get back to your best self. PISCES - Feb. 19 to March 20—Embrace your inner free spirit and let the change of season guide your decisions. Enjoy all the spring has to offer and take an extra second when warranted.

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• In a bowl, sift together flour, baking What You Need soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. BACON • Put 1/2 c brown sugar in a medium 1 pkg bacon (thick slices) bowl. One strip at a time, put bacon 1/2 c brown sugar, lightly in bowl and coat with brown sugar. packed Place bacon flat on lined baking sheet. COOKIE DOUGH Repeat until done. Any left over sugar, 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour sprinkle over bacon. Bake for about 12 1/4 tsp salt min. Turn each piece of bacon over and 1 tsp each: baking powder baste with bacon grease. Return to oven and baking soda 4 tbsp bacon drippings (cooled) and bake an additional 12 min. (or until bacon is crisp). 4 tbsp margarine, softened • Remove from oven and cool. Break 1 stick butter, softened bacon into small pieces (size of the 1/2 c sugar 1 c brown sugar, firmly packed chopped nuts). Set aside. • In a large bowl cream bacon grease, 2 eggs margarine, butter and sugars. Add eggs, 1 tbsp vanilla vinegar and vanilla. Slowly add flour 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 c pecans (chopped coarsely) mixture. Fold in the bacon, nuts and 3 c dark bittersweet chocolate chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for 3 hours. chips • Drop 1 tbsp of dough at a time onto Directions parchment paper. • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment • Bake for 10 to 15 min. until golden brown. Allow to cool completely. paper. Submitted by: Colleen Sowa, La Crosse, WI (Pop. 51,320) Brought to you by American Hometown Media | March 20, 2014

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Submitted by ELAINE SMITH Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center will hold its 17th Annual Basket Bingo on Sunday, March 30 at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Building in Normal Square, Pa. Bingo prizes include filled Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley designer purses. There also will be a Chinese auction, door prizes, two raffles, and a bake sale. Doors open at 12 p.m. and the bingo begins at 1 p.m. Admission is $20. For tickets and more information, call Debbie Yanders at 610-3770151. Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, Inc. is a registered nonprofit organization located between Tamaqua and New Ringgold. For more than 20 years, it has offered a special program of therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities. Even though it is staffed entirely by volunteers, the organization depends heavily on fundraising efforts such as its annual bingo to support the riding program. For more information on Horses & Horizons, call Harvey or Elaine Smith at 570-386-5679.

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Baseball Season Preview Capsules Northwestern: Coach: Len Smith (32nd season, 359-295). Last year: 13-8 overall, 9-7 CL. Postseason: Lost to Lehighton in the District 11 3A quarterfinals. Top returners: Sr. C Collin Breidinger, Sr. OF Austin Yanek, Jr. OF Taylor Breininger, Jr. P/1B Brandon Eden, Jr. OF Nick Rodriguez, Jr. 3B/P Josh Williamson, So. SS Jake Augustus, So. 2B Brady Mengel. Key newcomers: Jr. OF Patrick Brannan, Jr. C/3B Dakota Hamm, Jr. P Jordan Storm, So. P/INF Brandon Miller, Fr. INF/OF Isaac Fatzinger, Fr. 1B Tyler Schreiner. Outlook: By most standards, Northwestern had a successful 2013 campaign. Qualifying for districts is a great accomplishment and the nucleus that achieved that is back in 2014. Smith recognizes that strong class of returning players, but says

that this season’s success is depends on the development of their hurlers and underclassmen. If they progress well, the Tigers could be poised to future their trip in districts.

Parkland: Coach: Tony Galucy (12th season, 195-64). Last year: 22-4 overall, 13-1 LVC (North Division Champ). Postseason: Defeated Liberty in LVC semi-finals; Lost to Whitehall in LVC final; Defeated Liberty in D-11 4A quarterfinals; Defeated Pocono Mountain West in D-11 4A semifinals; Defeated Whitehall in D-11 4A final; Lost to North Penn in PIAA first round. Top returners: Sr. C/OF Zach Merkle, Sr. C Kevin Jones, Sr. DH Hudson Rabenold, Sr. P/SS/1B Gabe Mosser, Sr. P/2B Alex Flynn, Sr. OF Brad Vasilik, Jr. SS/P Chris Rabasco, Jr. P/1B Connor Higgins, Jr. P/1B Rhett Jacoby, Jr. 3B/P Justin Afflerbach. Key newcomers: Jr. C Dan Zaccaro, So. 2B Tyler Bruno, Sr. 3B/OF Zach Miller, Jr. P/OF Alec Bartholomew, Jr. P/OF Evan McAndrew, Jr. OF/P Jeff Strisovsky, So. OF Isaac Neal, Jr. 3B/P Tanner Stufflet, Jr. 3B/P Harrison Rabenold. 422 W. Frank Outlook: Parkland is coming off a great season in 2013, however, they have lost a lot of key pieces Continued on Page 56

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Continued from Page 54 from that squad, including 1st team All-LVC catcher, Damin Muth, to graduation. Most of their returners reside on the mound as six pitchers are back for this season. Galucy notes that their offensive firepower is the biggest question mark, but he believes if they can mount runs, they can post wins. Northampton: Coach: Mick Sugra (4th season, 35-29). Last year: 10-11 overall, 6-8 LVC. Postseason: Lost to Freedom in District 11 4A first round. Top returners: Sr. 1B Matt Durich, Sr. OF Jayden Daubert, Sr. INF Evan Grube, Jr. INF Harley Davidson, So. C Ian Luberti, Sr. P Joey Wittreich. Key newcomers: Sr. P Nick Pavlacka, Jr. P Noah Durnin, So. P Nick DeMieri. Outlook: The Konkrete Kids have a nice foundation from last season that they can build on. Sugra admits to having an inexperienced pitching staff, but he returns six starters from last year with varsity experience that he looks to be the core that aid in another playoff push this season.

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Town & Country Gazette Advertiser’s Index A&A Limo................................... 9 A.F. Boyer.................................. 21 Ace’s Repair and Fix It Shop................................. 53 Alexia’s Artistic Angles.......... 55 Amey’s Clean Rite................... 56 Amey’s Garage, Inc................... 2 Andrejack’s General Contracting, Inc....................... 20 Assumption BVM.................... 37 B. Biechy Construction Company................................... 50 Backwoods Outdoor Cent...... 33 Barry Hausman, Jr................... 46 Bechtel’s Pharmacy................. 26 Becker Homes.......................... 52 Best Kept Secrets Tour............ 19 Blue Mountain Construction, Inc..................... 52 Blue Mountain Evergreen....... 47 Blue Mountain Health System.......................... 25 C&C Food Outlet..................... 17 CBA.............................................. 5 Campton Funeral Home........ 18 Cancer Center Hazleton........ 23 Charles H. Mantz, Inc............. 39 Cherry Orthodontics.............. 26 Cherryville Service Center........................................ 60 Chris’ Computer Customware............................. 21 Cindy’s Deli.............................. 12 Clean Sweep..................16, 38, 49 Country Clippers Pet Grooming........................... 31 Country Garden...................... 33 Crystal Vision Center.............. 24 Diane & Fred’s Leather Shop... 30 Don Messinger......................... 52 Donna’s Homecare................... 7 D-ville Dumpsters................... 39 Eberhardt Motors.................... 11 Everett Chiropractic.................. 6 Families United Network....... 57 Family Practice......................... 22 Frey & Co.................................... 2 Friedens Fire Co. AYCE.......... 12 Friedens Fire Co. Filling......... 16 G.D. Shupp............................... 53 Gardner Memorial.................... 7 George Bensing Funeral Home, Inc................... 37

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