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St. Peter’s UMC Events Submitted by Sharleen Crossett

The Grand Opening of “The Redeemers Closet” was on May 12th. The next opening will be on Saturday June 9th from 9am to noon. The clothing ministry will be at its permanent location of 4019 Main St. Slatedale, in the Salem UM church building. Looking ahead this year VBS will be from June 25th – 29th from 6 to 8:30pm. The Theme for this year VBS is “Shipwrecked” rescued by Jesus. This program is open for all children from ages 4yr through 12yr. Children can be preregistered online @ myvbs.org/stpetersumc. You can also contact the church to receive a paper copy. Helping Hands Community Center, a ministry of St. Peters UMC located at Main and Chestnut St in Parryville continues to host Lifetree Café on Saturday evenings from 5pm-6pm. The Café is open to all people for an hour of stories and conversation to feed your soul. The Community Center is also available for area groups to use. For more information or to schedule use please contact St. Peters UMC office at 610-767-6233. Spring is in the air and so are the UMW Senior Luncheons. Come out on Wednesday, May 16th from 11:30 – 1pm for an enjoyable meal and fellowship. A Love donation is accepted. Regular Sunday activities include Sunday school held for all ages at 9am. Our Blended Worship service is at 10:00am. Communion is observed on the 1st Sunday of each month and Youth group at 7:30pm. Bible Study is held Monday mornings at 11am. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7pm. Whether you’re looking for a place to worship or would just like to participate in our church activities, you can always contact Pastor Bill at 610-737-1450, or check us out at www.STPetersUMCEmerald.com.

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Memorial Day Facts Source www.cnn.com

Here's a look at Memorial Day, a day honoring American soldiers who died serving the country in wars. It is observed annually in the United States on the last Monday in May. Facts: Several towns claim to be the originators of Memorial Day, but in 1966 Congress declared Waterloo, New York, to be the birthplace of the holiday. Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States. It is also called Decoration Day. Timeline: May 5, 1866 - Residents of Waterloo, New York, observe a Memorial Day in honor of all who died during the Civil War. Businesses are closed and soldiers' graves are decorated. 1868 - General John Alexander Logan officially proclaims May 30, 1868, as Memorial Day in honor of the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. Until after World War I, southern states celebrate a separate Memorial Day in honor of the Confederate dead. 1971 - Congress declares Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May. December 28, 2000 - President Bill Clinton signs the "National Moment of Remembrance Act," which designates 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day each year as the National Moment of Remembrance. US War Casualties: Civil War - Approximately 620,000 Americans died. The Union lost almost 365,000 troops and the Confederacy about 260,000. More than half of these deaths were caused by disease. World War I - 116,516 Americans died, more than half from disease. World War II - 405,399 Americans died. Korean War - 36,574 Americans died. Vietnam Conflict - 58,220 Americans died.

Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm - 383 service members died. Operation Iraqi Freedom - 4,411 service members died. Operation New Dawn - 73 service members died. Operation Enduring Freedom - 2,346 service members died. Operation Freedom's Sentinel - 48 service members have died as of May 2018. Operation Inherent Resolve - 61 service members have died as of May 2018.

American Legion Memorial Day 2018 Activities submitted by Karen M Hulings

On Sunday, May 27, 2018 the Slatington American Legion Post 16 will hold memorial services at outlying cemeteries in the area. Leaving the post home at 8 AM the following schedule of cemeteries will be visited: 8:10 Williamstown Cemetery, 8:40 Jacksonville Cemetery, 9:15 New Tripoli UCC, 9:45 Heidelberg UCC, 10:15 Neff's Lutheran Cemetery, 10:45 Seventh St.Catholic Church Cemetery, 11:00 Fairview Cemetery, 11:15 Friedens Cemetery, 11:45 Presbyterian Church Cemeteryand 12:05 Veteran's Memorial at Main & 2nd Street. Then back at the post home where the Auxiliary will hold a dinner for Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and Legion Riders who particated in honoring their fallen comrades. Monday, May 28, 2018 leaving the post home at 8 AM arriving at 8:05 Washington St. Catholic Cemetery, 8:30 Slatedale Cemetery, 8:50 Trout Creek Covered Bridge at 5 N 7th St. Slatington where flower petals will be scattered in the creek in remembrance of all the Veteran's lost at sea. Then back to post home to form the parade in Slatington at 9:30. This will be the 98th Consecutive Memorial Day Parade, parade will start at 10 AM at Main and 2nd

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8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day BY BARBARA MARANZANI www.history.com

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4. LOGAN PROBABLY ADAPTED THE IDEA FROM EARLIER EVENTS IN THE SOUTH. Even before the war ended, women’s groups across much of the South were gathering informally to decorate the graves of Confederate dead. In April 1886, the Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus, Georgia resolved to commemorate the fallen once a year—a decision that seems to have influenced John Logan to follow suit, according to his own wife. However, southern commemorations were rarely held on one standard day, with observations differing by state and spread out across much of the spring and early summer. It’s a tradition that continues today: Nine southern states officially recognize a Confederate Memorial Day, with events held on Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ birthday, the day on which General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was killed, or to commemorate other symbolic events. 5. IT DIDN’T BECOME A FEDERAL HOLIDAY UNTIL 1971. American’s embraced the notion of “Decoration Day” immediately. That first year, more than 27 states held some sort of ceremony, with more than 5,000 people in attendance at a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. By 1890, every former Continued on page 12

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In his inspiring autobiography, Living A Life of Fire, Reinhard Bonnke, the German German evangelist evangelist whom whom God God has has used used to to win win over over 75 75 million million Africans Africans to to Jesus Christ in the past 25 years, tells how Jesus appeared to his father, Jesus Christ in the past 25 years, tells how Jesus appeared to his father, Hermann, in a British prisoner-of-war camp near Kiel, Germany. Hermann Hermann, in officer a Britishin the prisoner-of-war nearnever Kiel,joined Germany. Hermann had been an Reichswehr,camp but had the Nazi Party. had been an officer inofthe Reichswehr, but As hada never joinedbeliever, the NaziheParty. Hitler’s extermination Jews appalled him. Pentecostal had regarded the Jews as oftheJews chosen peoplehim. through whom God had revealed the Hitler’s extermination appalled As a Pentecostal believer, he had Messiah, the Jews Saviorasofthe all mankind. Hermann had whom been inGod thishad prison camp the for regarded the chosen people through revealed 279 days. He longed for and prayed for his wife, Meta, and his six children. He Messiah, the Savior of all mankind. Hermann had been in this prison camp for had repeatedly inquired of their safety from the Red Cross but learned nothing. 279 days. HeIsaiah longed for and hislaid wife,onMeta, six children. He Recalling 53:6, “theprayed LORD for hath him and the his iniquity of us all” had repeatedly inquired of theireyes safety the Red Crossout buttolearned tears ebbed from Hermann’s as from his heart reached God innothing. prayer. “My heavenly Father, I am Yours forhath the remaining my life. my Recalling Isaiah 53:6, “the LORD laid on himyears the of iniquity ofItusis all” heart’s desire to preach Youreyes gospel andheart to serve You out alone, untilinthe day tears ebbed from Hermann’s as his reached to God prayer. I see You face to face.” He heard a door open and close. Someone began “My heavenly Father, I am Yours the remaining years of tomyface life.him, It isand my walking across the floor. Was itfor a British guard? He stood heart’s desireshock to preach gospel and towearing serve You alone, untilrobe the and day to his utter it wasYour a man in white, a seamless Middle was asmiling as Heand moved him, began hands I see YouEastern face tosandals. face.” HeHeheard door open close.toward Someone extendedacross as if tothe embrace him.it Hermann reachedHe outstood and saw a wound in walking floor. Was a British guard? to face him, and Hishis hand. to utter shock it was a man in white, wearing a seamless robe and “Hermann, I am so glad you are coming,” the Master said, then Middle Eastern sandals. smiling as HeHismoved toward him,with hands vanished! Hermann fell toHe hiswas knees and wept. soul overflowed “the extended as if which to embrace him.all Hermann reached(Philippians out and saw4:7). a wound in peace of God, passeth understanding” Until this moment His hand.it had seemed inconceivable that an imprisoned soldier of the Third Reich could the smile of the Lamb ofthe GodMaster and thatsaid, the Savior “Hermann, I amreceive so glad you are coming,” then would express His pleasure atknees his desire to serve Him overflowed as a minister of“the the vanished! Hermann fell to his and wept. His soul with gospel. This encounter burned in his heart until the day he died. peace of God, which passeth all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). Until this moment it had seemed inconceivable that an imprisoned soldier of the Third Reich could receive the smile of the Lamb of God and that the Savior would express His pleasure at his desire to serve Him as a minister of the gospel. This encounter burned in his heart until the day he died.

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• Christ’s Church at Lowhill,4695 Lowhill Church Rd, New Tripoli, will be celebrating the birth of the Christian Church on Pentecost Sunday, 10:00am with an explosion of color and sound. We will follow the worship service with a birthday party in our social hall with a light lunch. Please consider wearing red, orange or yellow to symbolize the joy and fire of the Holy Spirit.

MONDAYS

• Book Club, Palmerton Library (3rd Monday), 12 to 1:15 p.m. • Knitting Club, Palmerton Library (1st Monday), 6 to 8 p.m. • Knitting for Veterans, Bath Legion, 6 to 9 p.m. • TOPS, Dinkey Church, Ashfield, 5:30 p.m. 610-852-2976. • Al-Anon Family Group/Growing in Hope, St. Peters Community Center, 177 Main Road, Lehighton 7 - 8 p.m. 570-6576850 • St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mahoning is hosting “GriefShare,” a free weekly grief support group and seminar, on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. “GriefShare” features video from prominent Christian experts on grieving, and caring conversation with people who understand your thoughts and feelings, whether your loss is recent or long ago. To find out more, or to register, call St. John’s at 570-386-9960. • American Legion Post 16 meeting every Monday at 8 p.m. Veterans needed for color guard to help with Military Honor Funeral. Call 610-703-5166 FMI.

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• ALATEEN support group for teens of family struggling w/ alcohol. Faith Alive Church, 10

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. • Crochet night, Tuesday night 6:30-8:30, Northern Lehigh School Library call Lisa 610-7674323.

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• 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 @ 610-3775177. Free support for anyone impacted by an overdose. • TOPS, New Night, Zion U.C.C., Lehighton. 4:30 p.m. 610-8522136.

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• Schnecksville Sr. Citizens Club, 12 p.m. at Schnecksville Fire Co. 610-769-7570. • Polka, Laurel Fire Co. (3rd and 4th), 5 to 7 p.m. 610-262-2077. • Rotary Club of Slatington meeting, Woodstone Country Club, 6:15 p.m. 484-951-2468. • Al-Anon Family Group, St.

John’s U.C.C. in Palmerton, 7 to 8 p.m. 570-861-4928. • American Legion Aux. of Slatington at Legion (1st), 7 p.m. FMI 610-760-1642. • PA German Friends meeting (3rd), St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Allentown, 7 p.m. 610-767-7140. • GriefShare, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lehighton. 570-386-9960. • Senior Citizens meet 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at Diamond Fire Company Social Hall.

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• 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.

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weekend of the summer and not its intended purpose to honor the nation’s war dead, continue to lobby for a return to the May 30 observances. For more than 20 years, their cause was championed by Hawaiian Senator—and decorated World War II veteran—Daniel Inouye, who until his 2012 death reintroduced legislation in support of the change at the start of every Congressional term. 7. MORE THAN 20 TOWNS CLAIM TO BE THE HOLIDAY’S “BIRTHPLACE”—BUT ONLY ONE HAS FEDERAL RECOGNITION. For almost as long as there’s been a holiday, there’s been a rivalry about who celebrated it first. Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, bases its claim on an 1864 gathering of women to mourn those recently killed at Gettysburg. In Carbondale, Illinois, they’re certain that they were first, thanks to an 1866 parade led, in part, by John Logan who two years later would lead the charge for an official holiday. There are even two dueling Columbus challengers (one in Mississippi, the other in Georgia) who have battled it out for Memorial Day supremacy for decades. Only one town, however, has received the official seal of approval from the U.S. government. In 1966, 100 years after the town of Waterloo, New York,

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shuttered its businesses and took to the streets for the first of many continuous, community-wide celebrations, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation, recently passed by the U.S. Congress, declaring the tiny upstate village the “official” birthplace of Memorial Day. 8. MEMORIAL DAY TRADITIONS HAVE EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS. Despite the increasing celebration of the holiday as a summer rite of passage, there are some formal rituals still on the books: The American flag should be hung at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day, then raised to the top of the staff. And since 2000, when the U.S. Congress passed legislation, all Americans are encouraged to pause for a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time. The federal government has also used the holiday to honor non-veterans—the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day 1922. And, while its origins have little to do with fallen soldiers, the Indianapolis 500 has certainly become a Memorial Day tradition of its own–this year marks the 102nd time the race will be run to coincide with the holiday.

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Want to Read a Good Book? By Debra Barhight

The Slatington Public Library is the site of a thriving book club. Now in its’ third year of monthly meetings, the club was founded by a conversation among a few friends. Carol Mac Crindle was on her way out to dinner with friends and she just happened to be celebrating a birthday in her eighth decade. When asked about wishes, she expressed that even with her lifelong love of reading she had never belonged to a book club. Her idea took root and a book club was started in Carol’s honor. The library is a hub of our community so what better place to host the group? The club has grown to include more readers that share in lively discussions about selected books. The librarians request multiple copies from the state library system that arrive three weeks before the next meeting. Most months have about 8-10 readers attending the discussion as their schedules permit. There have been 24 people participating in the club and new members are welcome. The club receives recommendations of books that are a good read and chooses the next one by consensus. When members were asked “Why do you come to book club?” some of their answers follow: “I’m reading books that I wouldn’t have read on my own.” “It’s great to discuss the books and get answers and opinions from others.”“It’s good to have a set time frame to keep reading the book for that month.”“I learn something from every single book we read.” “These books mirror life and sometimes draw parallels to current events.” The answer that garnered the most agreement “Even though our members may have just met through the club discussion…it helps us get to know one another… we make new friends.” Do you want to read a good book? Come join us on the first Monday of the month from 1:00 -2:30 throughout the year.

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The Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors for the first time this year on Sunday, May 20, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329) in Northampton. The society is featuring the second ward of Northampton with its displays this year. Artifacts from businesses (past and present) will be on dispay. The society will also be dedicating a tree in memory of Harold P. Smith, the society’s former president, who passed away last year. The program will be held on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at the station. For more information call 610-262-8198.

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My Life" a very special day. There are so many things I want to thank you for. First of all for all the pain you had to bear, to give me life.For all the tears, sorrow, hardships, and sacrifices, you endured, to provide for, and protect me.For helping me grow with confidence, teaching me what is most important in life, always making me feel special and beautiful. I thank you for being, not only my Mother, but also my best friend. Always there to listen and understand, sharing my tears, in sadness, my joy and laughter, in times of happiness. Most of all for allowing me to be myself, never doubting, or judging,, but accepting me for who I am,Allowing me  to make my own choices,standing by me, believing in me, and always giving me unconditional love. You have the purest of hearts, putting everyone first, never complaining, or resenting,But so very grateful and thankful for even the smallest of things, bestowed upon you. You are truly, what the name MOTHER,stands for.So I thank GOD, every , because of all the millions of women in this world, he chose to send me to you. I promise you MOTHER, I will always give you; ALL MY LOVE>>FOR ALL MY LIFE.

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Lehigh Township Historical Society News Submitted by Ruth Hall Kent

The Society thanks those folks who supported our recent Trout Fishing Derby held at Indian Creek Lake in Danielsville, both our sponsors as well as the participants. The weather was delightful and several people left with nice prizes and some big fish. Thank you to our sponsors: Indian Creek Farm Fishing Lake, Lehigh Township Lions Club, Silfies Fuel, and David L. Hess Concrete. Information about upcoming events including one on May 19th can be found on our website: www.lehightownshiphistoricalsociety.org as well as on our Facebook page. Our next Open House at the Lehigh Township Historical Centre museum will be on Sunday, June 6th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. We are located at 3811 Lehigh Drive, Northampton, PA (in Pennsville next to Indian Trail Park along Route 248). Come see the old and unique items on display that give you a glimpse into the past and the things our grandparents and ancestors used. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. We also have a scavenger hunt through the museum for young visitors. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 11th for our annual St. Paul's Schoolhouse Open House

event. We are planning a look back to 100 years ago when World War I ended and the country also began suffering through the Spanish Flu Pandemic. More details will be revealed in the next few weeks. If you have any memorabilia from that era and wish to donate to the museum, please give us a call. Remember, you can visit the Centre the first Sunday of the month through September. If you have items to donate to our collection, stop by during Open House or on a Tuesday morning from 9 to noon. We encourage small groups and organizations to schedule a special visit to tour the Centre and/or the St. Paul's Schoolhouse. Please contact us through our website or call the Centre at 610-440-0151 and leave a message. We hope to see you at our next Open House!

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Mei Mudder ihre Gaarde In der Heidelbaeryer Hiwwel Iss en Haus, mol gepebbel-daescht; Gege Marye un Owet die Giwwle, En Bortsch an der Nattseit gelaescht: Im Keller iss en Brunne, Der Aafang vun re Grick, Die finnt sich endlich drunne An der Tulpehock Forge Brick. Am Hang vum Wissehiwwel, Paar Schritt vun sellem Haus, Gans wedder em Backoffe Giwwel, Am Wassergraawe naus, Datt leit en achtel Acker, Gebauert mit Schipp un Reche; Un friehyaahrs halt's em wacker, Der gut Grund rumzuschteche. Sell waar mei Mudder ihre Gaarde, Vun Umgraut immer frei, Un all die Lenner waarde

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En Aerbiereschtick, un Gwendel, Blohbaeryer- un Salweitee, Un Saffrich mit geelrode Bendel Duhne aa im Gaarde schteh. ‘S gebt aa Andiffdi, Riewe, Un Yuddekaersche fer Pei, Un hie un dadde schiewe Paar fremme Blanze sich nei. Dann wu mer am Dierche neikumme Zwischich zwee Buxschteck verbei, Datt schtehne die alde Blumme, Doch alle Yaahr gans nei; Un eens vun selle SaardeDo wett ich dann en BensIss nimmi in viel Gaarde, Der iss die schtruwwlich Nens. Awwer in mei Kindheitsyaahre, Zu mir en schee Gelock, Die schennschde Blumme waare Am Tschoni-tschumpapps-schtock. ’S iss noch en Land zu nemme. En schmaeles an der Wiss, Die Blanze dattdruff zu kenne Fer niemand dummes iss. Datt finnt mer Rubaerb, Peederli,

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Liebschteckel, Schpargelgraut, Allandwatzel, Meerderli, Kopchebletche, Muddergraut, Gaardegnowwlich, Rosemari, Schpeck-un-Oier, Haertzschpaergraut, Alder Mann un Aldi Fraa, Haahnekamm un Fuxeschwans. Dickschde Aerbiere newe draa, Schwaerdelsche schier wie en Sens, (Die mit Blumme, grosse blohe), Siesse Schrobs un weisse Lilye, Biddreschpore, Hinkelglooe, Karrianner un Kamille – Deel fer Grankheit hinnergeh, Dell fer Gschmack un deel fer schee. -Michael A. Gruber My mother’s garden In the Heidelberg [Berks County] hills Is a house, once pebble-dashed [rough-cast]; Towards morning and evening, the gables, A porch lashed to the north side; In the cellar is a spring, The beginning of a creek, Which finally finds itself down At the Tulpehocken Forge bridge.

On the side of the meadow hill, A few steps from that house, Very much against the bake-oven gable Out towards the water ditch, There lies an eighth of an acre, Farmed with shovel/spade and rake; And in the spring it keeps you awake To dig up the good ground. That was my mother's garden, Of weeds always free, And all the garden beds wait For her plantings. There are several small sections Sown with onion seeds, The early-lettuce patch next to it Where up above, the box tree/shrub stands. Then come the onion sets And plenty of early salad plants; Then the cucumber hills, And beans not far away; At the little path two rows of peas, Round about the patch, radishes planted, And at the fence a few pumpkins With the vines stretched outside. Continued on page 22

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Then there are other bedsFor late lettuce, large and broad, With beets around the ends And radishes sown about on top; On one bed are early potatoes, Tomatoes, and so forth; Another is in shares For different kinds of herbs. One bed has cucumbers, late ones, A few strips have lettuce, And cantaloupes thrive As large as a hub of a wagon wheel. Two sides around the garden Have nice currant plants, And gooseberries, a few kinds, Have here and there a corner. A strawberry patch, and creeping thyme, Blue Mountain and sage tea, And saffron with yellowish-red strands Also stand in the garden. There is also endive, turnips, And ground-cherries for pie,

And here and there push A few strange plants in. Then where one comes into the gate And passes between two box trees, There stand the old flowers, But every year entirely new; And one of that kindI'll bet a pennyIs no longer in many gardens, That is ragged robin/unkempt nancy. But in my childhood years,

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Sweet shrubs and white lilies, Larkspur, finger grass, Coriander and camomile – Some to fight sickness, Some for taste and some for decoration. [Michael Alvin Gruber was born in N. Heidelberg Township in 1855, educated in the local schools and Womelsdorf Academy and then graduated from Muhlenberg College. He first taught in the public schools, mostly in his home area, and then later served as a clerk in the War Department in Washington, D. C., where he lived until his death in 1943. Among his hobbies were mathematics, botany (evidenced here by the naming of all these plants and flowers), and most importantly to us, writing Pennsylvania Dutch poetry. The poem was first published in the Pennsylvania German in January of 1913 and this version was from Earl C. Haag’s newspaper column, Es Neinuhr Schtick. (The nine o’clock field snack for farmers.)]

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CHURCH DIRECTORY Agape New Testament Fellowship Schnecksville, 610-767-2869 (N) W 10 a.m. Jr. Church 10:45 a.m. All Saints Episcopal Church Lehighton, 610-377-2675 W 10 a.m. SS 9 a.m. Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church Slatington, 610-767-2214 W Sat. 5 p.m. Sun. 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Ben Salem United Church of Christ Lehighton, 570-386-3870 W 8/10:30 a.m. SS (all ages) 9:15 a.m. Bethany Wesleyan Church Cherryville, 610-767-1239 (N) Sat. 5 p.m. Encounter. W Sun. 9 & 10:45 a.m. HA for all services and W & SS for Sunday mornings Bethany Wesleyan Church Lehighton, 610.767.1239 W Sunday, 10:30 AM N & SS (children) HA www.bethanywes.org

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

Heidelberg Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-4740 (HA) W 8:30 a.m. Faith Formation, all ages 9:45 a.m.

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

Heidelberg U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-4740 (HA) W 11 a.m., Faith Formation, all ages 9:45 a.m.

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

Heritage Baptist Church Orefield, 610-395-4970 (N) W 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m.

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

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

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Lehighton, 610-377-6900 W 9 a.m. www.ebenezerumclehighton.com Egypt Community Church Egypt, 610-262-4961 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

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

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

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Palmerton (HA/N) W 8 & 10:15 a.m.

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

Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church 1372 Washington Ave, Northampton, 610-262-3365 (HA) W Sun 10 a.m.

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

Bethel U.C.C. Slatington, 484-547-8335 W 10 a.m. SS 9 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.

Blue Mountain Community Church Palmerton, 610-826-8402 W 9:15 a.m., SS 11:15 a.m.

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

Chapman Quarries United Methodist Bath, 610-837-0935 (HA) W 11 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 Christ U.C.C., Little Moore Danielsville, 610-837-6051 W 9 a.m. Christ U.C.C. Walnutport, 610-767-1601 W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. (HA) Concordia Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-8500 W 9 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m.

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

Good Shepherd U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-9680 (HA) W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville, 610-262-9517 W Sun. 9 a.m. Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) W 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m. Grace United Church of Christ Northampton, 610-262-7186 (HA) W 10:30 a.m. SS 9:15 a.m.

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, 610-756-6252 SS 9 a.m., W 10 a.m., BS Wed. 7 p.m. www.jacobschurch.org Jerusalem Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-681-5200 W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Jerusalem U.C.C. Palmerton, 610-681-4412 W 9 & 10:30 a.m. 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.

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Helping Hands Community Church A ministry of Emerald St. Peter’s Parryville, 610-737-1450 (HA) LifeTree Cafe Saturdays 5 p.m. Mountain View Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-759-7553 W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Northampton Assembly of God Cherryville Rd., 610-262-5645 W 10:15 a.m. & 6 p.m. SS 9:30 a.m. Northampton 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 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., 2nd Sunday Fellowship 12 p.m. Salem United Methodist Church Slatedale, 610-767-5632 W 10 a.m. Shepherd’s Chapel www.shepherdschapel.com Regional online fellowship. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Whitehall, 610-262-1600 W 8/10:15 a.m., SS 8:50 a.m.

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

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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. Slatington, 610-767-5554 (HA/N) W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 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. - 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 Sunday Church School-Ages 3 through grade 6, 10:45 a.m. through May 28, 2017

St. John’s E.L.C. Lehighton, 570-386-9960 W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. St. Matthew's E.L.C. Lehighton, 610-377-2972 W 8:30 a.m., SS 10 a.m. Rev. Michael Frost St. Matthew’s U.C.C. Kunkletown, 610-381-2442 W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 a.m. St. Nicholas R.C. Berlinsville, 610-767-3107 W (M-F) 8:30 a.m., Sat 4:30 p.m., Sun 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. St. Paul’s U.C.C. of Indianland Cherryville, 610-767-5751 (HA/N) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m. St. Paul’s U.C.C. Northampton, 610-261-2910 (HA/N) W 10:15 a.m. SS 9 a.m. St. Paul’s UCC-U Big Creek 484-571-6083 W 8:30 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m. St. Peter’s Church of Emerald Emerald, 610-767-6233 (HA) Worship 10 a.m., Com. 1st Sun., SS 9 a.m., Awana 6p.m. Bible Study Mon. 11 a.m. & Wed 7 p.m.

Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 (HA, N) W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. United Church of Christ Greenawalds 2325 Albright Ave. Allentown 610-435-1763 uccgreenawalds.org W 10:30 a.m. United Presbyterian Church of Slatington Slatington, 610-767-8113 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Union United Church of Christ Neffs, 610-767-6961 (HA/N) W 8 & 10:30 a.m., Children 10:30 a.m. Valleyview Baptist Church Northampton, 610-837-5894 (HA & N) W 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Walnutport Seventh-Day Adventist 610-767-8939 Sat. - Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. W 11 a.m.

St. Peter’s U.C.C. Northampton (HA) W & SS 9 a.m.

Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church Whitehall, 610-434-8661 W 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m.

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

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

Whitehall Mennonite Church Egypt, 610-262-1270 (N) W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-826-7766 W 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church 1904 Main Street, Northampton W - 10:30 a.m., SS - 9 a.m. Zion U.C.C. Lehighton, 610-377-1191 W 8:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Zion’s Stone U.C.C. Northampton, 610-262-1133 W 10:15 a.m.. SS 9 a.m.

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Women, Alcohol Abuse Continued from page 31

It’s important that women with serious drinking problems seek medical assistance so they can detox in a safe manner, Bacchus says. Detoxification from alcohol has more complications from withdrawal than any other drug, and the death rate for alcohol withdrawal is between 5 and 8 percent, she says. Even after detoxing, Bacchus says, a therapist can help women develop healthy psychological coping skills to avoid a relapse. Among the ways they can do that include: Biofeedback therapy. This teaches you to develop voluntary, conscious control of physiological processes that are typically involuntary and unconscious. “If you have alcohol cravings, biofeedback teaches you how to identify the physical sensations associated with them and allows you to deploy strategies to counter them,” Bacchus says. Hypnosis or hypnotherapy. Through hypnosis a therapist can explore the potential root causes of alcohol abuse, such as previously unknown disorder, a hidden memory or a past trauma. Bacchus offers a caveat: Only undergo hypnotherapy with a trained professional you trust completely. Exercise. Every time you exercise you build

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5 Cautionary Tips for College Grads Itching to Become Entrepreneurs As the college Class of 2018 ventures out into the working world, many of them will choose to work for themselves, or at least entertain the thought. A variety of factors – less security in the traditional job market, more innovation (especially through social media), a desire for more fulfilling work and independence – has led to a steady trend toward entrepreneurship among graduates in the past 10 years. Recent surveys of graduating classes found nearly half want to become entrepreneurs post-graduation. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, for example, saw a quintuple increase in its graduates starting their own company during a seven-year study period, according to Business Insider. Slightly over 50 percent of small businesses fail in their first four years, according to Small Business Trends, but those startup-failure rates apparently don’t deter grads. “I am amazed at the dramatic increase in interest among students across all disciplines in starting a business,” says Jeremy Greenberg, Entrepreneur

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You can’t do it all. Young entrepreneurs quickly get in over their heads when they wear too many hats or aren’t sure which hats fit.“This is especially common among inventors and technologists with superb ideas but no business-building skills,” Greenberg says.“Very few people are both inventors and operators. Most successful entrepreneurs must determine early on which category they fall into and find a complementary partner/company to provide the skills they lack.” Indecisiveness is crippling. Entrepreneurs cannot be stagnant. “Lack of action due to fear of making the wrong decision impedes success and growth,” Greenberg says. “There is inherent risk in starting a company, and, in order to become successful, we must be willing to take risks and make bets along the way.” Motivation is not the answer.“Working long hours isn’t enough. It’s the development of new habits that drives lasting behavioral changes,” Greenberg says.“There’s a brief period of motivation required early on when improving our work habits. However, once we make a change in our behavior – be it ever so small – and it becomes a habit, it overrides the need for motivation. College debt may slow you way down. This can Continued on page 38

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Captain Theodore H. Howell Camp #48 Commander Donald D. Schwartz As we remember our heroic dead on Sunday, May 27th and Monday, May 28th, 2018; please join us at one of the following services. Sunday – May 27, 2018 8:15 AM – Fairview Cemetery – Cherryville Rd, Northampton (right down from Rita’s) 9:00 AM – St. Peter’s (Snyder’s) UCC Church – Seemsville – Service & Cemetery 10:20 AM – Emmanuel Church – Emanuelsville – Cemetery only 11:00 AM – Christ Little Moore Church - between Klecknersville & Rockville - Cemetery only 12:00 PM – Horner’s Cemetery – Nor-Bath Hwy (next to EAT Ambulance Station) Break for Lunch 2:00 PM – Zion Stone Church – Kriedersville – Service & Cemetery Monday – May 28, 2018 8:00 AM – G.A.R. Memorial Plot – Lincoln & Dewey Aves, Northampton 8:45 AM – Allen Union Cemetery – 4th & Main Sts, Northampton – outdoor service ***NOTE - Inclement weather – Service at Grace

UCC – 9th & Lincoln Sts, Northampton 9:45 AM – St. Johns UCC – Howertown – Service & Cemetery 11:00 AM – Siegfried Memorial Plot – W. 21st St, Northampton (across from CVS) This year we will have the Final Muster for our past commander, James E. McRell. We will be honoring him at St. Peter’s UCC Church Seemsville, PA. After this, we will conduct our Memorial Services in the usual matter, with respect and honor to all past service members. The Captain Theodore Howell Camp #48 Sons of Union Veterans was organized in 1910 and is made up of men who are descendants of Union soldiers. Each Memorial Day since 1911, we have visited 10 cemeteries in the Northampton area that hold the remains of the men who fought in the Civil War and other wars. This is the 108th year of Sons of Veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic Camp Captain Theodore H. Howell #48.

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Richard Purvis, author of Recalibrate: Six Secrets To Resetting Your Age and CEO of Skin Moderne Inc. (www.skinmoderne.com).“It has more neurons than the spinal column or central nervous system. Understanding the relationship helps to clarify why the process of taking care of the gut and the brain within it also helps improve the health of the brain in your head.” Given Americans’ notoriously poor eating habits, Purvis says gut health has never been more important. A Tufts University study estimates that over 318,000 deaths a year – or nearly half of American deaths caused by heart disease, stroke and diabetes – were hastened by unhealthy eating. “Processed foods and sugar are among the biggest culprits for promoting the growth of bad bacteria in the gut,” Purvis says. “You can greatly improve your gut health – and by extension your brain health – by being kinder to it on a daily basis.” Purvis recommends four nutritional tips – and a nature trip – that benefit your gut and your brain: Daily servings of cultured, fermented probioticrich foods.“Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha pickled veggies, yogurt, and kefir encourage the growth of good bacteria,” Purvis says. “By ingesting healthy, probiotic-rich foods, you are guaranteed colonyforming units of bacteria, plus food sources are much cheaper than supplements.”

Prebiotic foods. Non-digestible short-chain fatty acids help your good bacteria flourish, says Purvis. These are found in artichokes, garlic, leeks, dandelion greens, beans, oats, onions and asparagus. A diet that keeps blood sugar balanced.“This also keeps gut bacteria balanced,” Purvis says. “A diet high in rich sources of fiber, especially derived from whole fruits and vegetables, feeds the good gut bacteria and produces the right balance of those short-chain fatty acids to keep the gut lining in check.” Gluten reduction. Reducing gluten, or avoiding it altogether, Purvis says, will further improve gut health as well as healthy brain physiology. He agrees Continued on page 42

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“Lifestyle choice is considered by most the culprit contributing to our unhealthy bacteria,” Purvis says. “So you have a choice, and the one you make with your diet will affect your whole body, and not least of all, your brain.” About Richard Purvis Richard Purvis is the CEO of Skin Moderne Inc. (www.skinmoderne.com) and author of Recalibrate: Six Secrets to Resetting Your Age. He has more than 30 years of experience in nutrition, exercise, antiaging and overall wellness. Along with starting Skin Moderne, he is the founder of wellness companies Nutrimax, Nutritbrands and Skin Nutrition, and the co-founder of Noggin Nosh.

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Events Community Yard sale/vendors/ crafters, petting zoo, kids activities, food and baked goods for purchase, May 26, 8am-2pm, raindate June 2, DJ Jason 8am12pm, guitarists and singer Rob Ballonoff 12pm-2pm, bring a lawn chair. Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Rd, New Tripoli, 484-860-9872 (5/17) 7th Annual Northern Lehigh Women's Clothing Swap & Basket Raffle, Sun, May 20th 12pm-3pm, Diamond Fire Co, $10 donation for first hour only. Drop off donations of women's clothes, purses & shoes to Jessica by May 18th. Raffle prize donations wanted! Find our event on Facebook. Hostess: Jessica Ballas, 876 Williams Ave, Walnutport, 610-760-1268, jballas@ptd.net. (5/17) HOLLYWOOD CASINO Wednesday, June 6. $25.00 pp-casino return $30.00 slot play $5.00 food voucher. Leave from Walnutport at 10:30 am. Call 610-767-3271 FMI -Slatington Seniors. Everyone welcome. (5/17)

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ATTENTION:Property owners of Northampton County submitted by DORA BOYD SIMONS

Northampton County is cooperating with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources- Bureau of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service in a joint effort to spray gypsy moth caterpillars this spring in certain residential and public high-use areas within the County. The areas scheduled for treatment are located in or near the townships or municipalities of Upper Mt. Bethel, Washington, Roseto, Bangor, E. Bangor, Pen Argyl, Plainfield, Bushkill, Upper Nazareth, Chapman, Moore, Danielsville, Lehigh, Stockertown, Wind Gap, Bath, Walnutport and Cherryville. These treatment areas were selected on the basis of surveys and resident requests received last summer - no additional areas can be added at this time. A biological insecticide, Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Bt), which only affects leaf-eating caterpillars, will be used. However, (Bt) may not kill all of the gypsy moth caterpillars. In severe infestations the percentage of surviving gypsy moth caterpillars may still be sufficient to cause some defoliation and also be a nuisance to the homeowner. Because of this and the variability in control caused by the weather, the results cannot be guaranteed. The spraying is scheduled to occur sometime in late April to early June depending upon caterpillar and leaf development. Local news channels will carry information on more specific dates. Spraying will be done by aircraft starting daily at daybreak 44

and continue as long as wind and other conditions are acceptable. Evening, weekend and holiday spraying will also be conducted when conditions permit. Normally, only one treatment will be applied to any particular property. (Bt) has not been shown to be harmful to humans, pets, livestock or gardens. However, it is recommended that you observe normal precautions and remain under cover during the spray. If exposed to the spray, wash with soap and water. Program standards provide for the treatment of a forested buffer extending no more than 500 feet from residence(s) being protected. Open fields, open areas containing only a few scattered trees and narrow fence rows will not be treated. Detailed maps of the treatment areas are available for your review at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Gypsy Moth Suppression Program Interactive Map: http://www.gis.dcnr.state.pa.us/maps/index. html?gypsymoth=true Landowners within approved spray blocks were individually notified in December, January and February. Any additional questions regarding the gypsy moth, the insecticide, or this program can be directed to Kelly Murman at Penn State Cooperative Extension by email at kmm736@psu.edu or by phone 610-813-6613. News@TownAndCountryGazette.com || MAY 17, 2018


LCCC Dedicates Student Union in Memory of Byron L. Shoemaker submitted by DENISE M. REIFINGER

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has renamed the Student Union at its main campus to the Byron L. Shoemaker Student Union, in honor of a generous contribution that will provide scholarships to students. The Byron L. Shoemaker Foundation and its trustees, Jim M. Wood, Nancy L. Matyascik and Richard A. Cassar, established the scholarship in Shoemaker’s memory with a gift in excess of $300,000 in November 2017. Shoemaker, a native of Lehighton who also lived in Pottstown and Macungie before settling in Allentown, died in February 2017. He was a 1969 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and of Lebanon Valley College. He also earned his MBA from Lehigh University, and he was a strong believer in the community college mission. Shoemaker was a certified public accountant, working with Dreslin & Company, then with Cappelletti, Shoemaker & Co., and finally as a sole practitioner. He is survived by his husband, Jim

Wood, along with two sisters and nieces and nephews. “We’re thrilled that LCCC’s administration is so focused on the needs of students and the needs of the school,” Wood said during the dedication ceremony April 20. The Shoemaker Scholarship will be given to students from the Lehigh Valley and Lehighton who major in Health Care, Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management or Education. Recipients can be either a recent high school graduate or returning adult. Funds will be disbursed beginning in fall 2018. “Mr. Shoemaker’s memory and his legacy will live on here at the college through the scholarship and, now, through the Student Union,” LCCC president Dr. Ann D. Bieber said. “He valued education, and the generosity of his family will impact the communities that were important to him. For information on the scholarship, contact Silvia Maldonado-Vargas, executive director of the LCCC Foundation, at smaldonadovargas@LCCC.edu or 610-799-1711.

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Did Opening That Email Place Your Business In Legal Hot Water? The email can arrive in your inbox cleverly disguised, appearing to come from your boss, a coworker or some other person, business or organization you trust. But click on a link or attachment as instructed and you could be in for a headache.You’ve just given cybercriminals access to your company’s data – and potentially put the business out of compliance with federal laws and regulations about protecting that data. Phishing attacks are one of the most common security challenges individuals and businesses face when it comes to keeping information secure, says Beth Haddock (www.bethhaddock.com), author of Triple Bottom-Line Compliance: How to Deliver Protection, Productivity and Impact. “The phisher’s goal is to steal sensitive and confidential information,” says Haddock, a compliance attorney who is also CEO of Warburton Advisers, a consulting firm that advises companies on compliance and ethical issues particularly when there’s a crisis. That information could include Social Security numbers, credit card and bank account numbers, medical or educational records, dates of birth and mailing/email addresses. That’s problematic because federal regulations may require that your business keep certain information secure. Just as an example, health providers are expected to safeguard the medical records of patients under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Such compliance issues can create unwelcome complications for businesses, which is why they need to be proactive in addressing phishing.

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Haddock says there are a few steps they can take to protect themselves, including: Educate employees. The first line of defense against phishing is employees, because they are the ones likely to be targeted. “Make them aware of the concerns and tell them to be suspicious of emails that offer them links with little explanation, or that ask for sensitive data, even if it appears to be coming from a trusted source,” Haddock says. Reassess who has access to data. Because employee mistakes are the most likely cause of a breach, retraining alone may not get the job done. A business or organization may want to take another look at who should have access to all that sensitive data, and make adjustments where possible. If a breach happens, take action. You can’t just ignore the data breach, Haddock says. Right away, your IT team needs to be notified so they can get to work handling the breach. At the same time, she says, it’s important to immediately contact your compliance officer or attorney so they can take appropriate steps for reporting the breach to the proper regulatory agencies. “These ‘phishing expeditions’ from cybercriminals represent a serious challenge for businesses and for their compliance officers,” Haddock says. “It’s critical to be aware of the threat and to know that there are steps you can take to reduce your risk and avoid finding yourself out of compliance with regulations that govern your sensitive data.” About Beth Haddock Beth Haddock (www.bethhaddock.com), CEO and founder of Warburton Advisers, is the author of Triple Bottom-Line Compliance: How to Deliver Protection, Productivity and Impact. She has more than 20 years of experience as a compliance and business executive. Her consulting firm provides sustainable governance and compliance solutions to leading international corporations, technology companies, and nonprofits.\

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NCC to Hold Free Nurse Aide Program Info Session

One out of five jobs in healthcare is that of nurse aide

Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold a free information session on its nurse aide training program on Thursday, May 24, at 6:00 p.m., at the College's Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third Street, Bethlehem. One out of five healthcare jobs is currently created in the nurse aide field. Health care is the fastestgrowing industries in the United States, and training as a nurse aide takes less than a month.

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