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From The Editor’s Desk. Vince Lombardi, the legendary Green Bay Packers coach, is one of many football icons that are larger than life. Lombardi’s achievements with the Packers alone are impressive: three straight league championships and five in seven years, winning the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967. He was also one of the earliest coaches to be open about his disdain for abhorrent and racist Jim Crow laws and the color barrier that still existed in the NFL during that era. There is a reason the National Football League’s Championship trophy is named after him. More than anything Lombardi believed in the power of hard work and sheer willpower, as any of his popular quotes illustrate. One of my favorite “Lombardisms” is: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Words to live by in this post-holiday season of adopting weight loss plans and other means of achieving the goals we were so resolute about at the beginning of the new year. You just have to keep chasing perfection and you’ll achieve your

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“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

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The Walnut Street Playground Assoc. is holding a Membership Drive! Adult annual membership fee is $2 and helps support the efforts of the playground assocation. Applications have been mailed to residents, but can also be picked up at Galio’s / Slatington Beverage or by coming to our monthly meeting at the Vigilant Fire Company. The next meeting is January 21. The group is also always looking for volunteers for playground projects and children’s programs such as the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Interested parties can call Denise Smith at 610-573-8044 or reach out through facebook.

West End Playground Re-Organizational Meeting Set

The Slatington Parks & Recreation Commission will host a re-organizational meeting for the West End Playground Association on Monday January 28 beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Assumption BVM Church at 633 W. Washington Street in Slatington. The Borough of Slatington acquired the West End Playground property last year, and the recreation commission is spearheading the effort to reform an association at the playground. Updates will be given by the recreation commission, on projects at the playground, then a slate of officers will be appointed to the new association for 2013. Planning then can begin for future projects, fundraisers and children’s activities the association wishes to undertake at the playground. Interested neighbors and residents of Slatington’s West End are urged to attend the meeting. For more information call Robert at 610-554-4099. Brianna Bashore - 8 on Jan. 5th Jason Amey, Jr. - 20 on Jan. 5th Mike Lebish - 43 on Jan. 8th

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In recognition of Milt’s service to the Vigilant, the fire company hosted a plaque unveiling ceremony and luncheon for his family and friends. Over 40 people were in attendance. The plaque unveiled by Milt’s children, Kristin, Jason and Julie will hang underneath a picture of Hose Company No 1’s Firemen’s Drinking Fountain in the social hall of the fire company. The inscription on the plaque reads, In memory of contributing member Milt “Bup” Greene 19542012. For his many years of steadfast dedication, volunteer service and support of the Vigilant Fire Company, Slatington.

Julianna Haydt receives plaque honoring her father, with: (l-r) Sister Kristen Greene, mother Marjorie and brother Jason Greene.

Memorial Plaque Honors Contributing Member

By: Robert Stettner The Vigilant Fire Company No. 2, Slatington recently honored long time contributing member Milt Greene with a memorial plaque. Milt, a 20-year member of the fire company died unexpectedly in July of last year.


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Lehigh Gap Nature Center Activities

Saturday, January 19, 7:15 a.m. -- Winter Bird Survey. Help on a team to survey the winter birds of northern Lehigh and southern Carbon counties. We’ll finish around noon and meet for pizza and reporting our findings at Mama’s Pizza in Slatington. Sunday, January 27, 3:00 p.m. -- Speaker Series Event. Corey Husic, “Wildlife of South Africa.” Thursday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. - Lehigh Valley’s most UNWANTED panel discussion of invasive plants. Speakers: Rachel Wagoner, Art Gover, Betsy Lyman, Diane Husic. Contact Kate Brandes, 610-253-4432. Sunday, February 10, 3:00 p.m. -- Speaker Series Event. Diane Husic, Ph.D. “A Decade of Research at Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge: What Are We Learning?” Thursday, February 14, 10:00 a.m. -- Cabin Fever Book Club. This month’s book will be Rosalie Edge: Hawk of Mercy by Dyana Furmansky. Friday-Sunday, February 15-17 -- Lehigh Gap Area Feeder Watch. Contact us for information on how to participate. Past participants will automatically receive information. Saturday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. -- Build a

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Bald Eagle Tour

Birders and anyone interested in seeing some of Pennsylvania’s wildlife are invited to join a group car pool tour to Pike County, PA. Bud Cole will be leading participants on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21, for a car pool tour to see the resident and winter visiting bald eagles in Pike County, PA. This car pool tour takes up most of the daylight hours on January 21st. Tour participants will meet in Wind Gap at 8:00 a.m. in Arby’s Parking lot on the left side of Route 512 in Wind Gap just passed McDonald’s. Previous tours have observed anywhere from 7 to 53 bald eagles. Many bald eagles migrate south from Canada and northern New York to take advantage of open waters where the Lackawaxen River joins the Delaware River. This area remains free from ice and provides excellent fishing areas for the bald eagles. There is also a good chance of observing other birds and winter wildlife. Contact Bud Cole at or call 610-767-4043 for more information or to participate. Tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. There is no fee, but optional donations to the Bald Eagle Institute are encouraged. | January 17, 2013

Slatington Library Board Honors Retiring Member

The Slatington Public Library board of director’s meeting of December 11, 2012 was a very special event. The library presented a plaque to Rodney Mummey in recognition of four decades of dedicated service as a board member. Mummey retired at the end of last year. Mummey was instrumental in facilitating the move of the library from what is now the antique shop to its current location. This was a monumental task, because all of the books, shelves, and furniture had to be relocated. The historic building was a store before the move, and Rodney and community volunteers did a lot of work to prepare the building for its new use. There have been capital improvement projects to maintain the library, and each time Rodney had a significant role in implementation of the work. He has held many offices on the board, and each year he prepares the library budget. This in itself is no small task, because every year funding is subject to many changes. Rodney has assisted with many computer and technical issues.. He prepared a wonderful written history of the library and what it has meant to the community to assist with fund raising. Rodney Mummey has given a lifetime of service to the Northern Lehigh community as a

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2013 Community Calendar

EVERY THURSDAY Good Shepherd Church Slatington playgroup 10:30 am age 2-5. (1st & 3rd) FMI 610760-1687. Polka, Laurel Fire Co. 5 pm -7 pm (3rd & 4th Thurs.) FMI: 610262-2077. Bingo, Emerald Fire Co. 6:30 pm. Bingo, Petersville R&G Club 7 pm. Line Dance, Vigilant Fire Hall 7 pm - 9:30 pm FMI 610-760-1917. Rotary Club, Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton, 6:15 pm FMI 484-951-2468. Al-Anon Family Group, St. John’s UCC, Palmerton, 7 pm – 8 pm FMI 484-221-1026. American Legion Aux. Slatington at Legion 7:30 pm (1st Thurs.) FMI 610-760-1098. ZUMBA, Bethany Wesleyan 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm FMI 610-7671239. Yoga, Peters Elementary school 6 pm – 7 pm FMI 610-760-0300. TOPS, Zion UCC, Lehighton. 4:30 pm FMI 610-657-1025. PA German Friends meeting. 3rd Thursday. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown. FMI: 610-264-2979. EVERY FRIDAY Preschool Story Hour, Palmerton Library 10:30 am. Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 am – 11 am FMI 610-7600300. Bingo, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 7 pm. FMI: 610217-4321. EVERY SATURDAY Yoga, Palmerton Library 9 am FMI 570-436-1762. Cancer Connections Group Meeting, Bethany Wesleyan Church (3rd Sat.) 10 am. Tail Waggin’ Tutors Therapy Dogs, Palmerton Library

(Second Sat.) 11 am – 12 pm Must Register at Library. Bingo, Diamond Fire Co., Walnutport 6:30 pm FMI 610767-8476.

EVERY SUNDAY Learning, Experience & Discipleship classes, Bethany Wesleyan 9 am & 10:30 am. Recreational Coed Volleyball (ages 15 & up), Bethany Wesleyan gym. 6:00 pm FMI 610-767-1239. Bingo, Citizens Fire Co., Slatedale, 1 pm. Bingo, SS Peter & Paul School, Lehighton, 12 pm. Bingo, 197 North 6th St., Lehighton. 6:30 pm. EVERY MONDAY Book Club, Palmerton Library (Third Monday) 12 pm - 1:15 pm. Line Dancing, N’ton Gin Mill 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm FMI 610-2629010. Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Open 4 pm, bingo 6:30 pm. Bingo, Kunkletown Fire Co. 6:45 pm FMI 610-381-2674. Bingo, Northampton Community. Ctr. Doors 5:30 pm, bingo 7 pm. Bingo, Schnecksville Fire Co. 6:45 pm. Bingo, West Coplay Maennerchor 7pm. Bingo, 63 A Greenbriar Bath. Greenbriar Village, Bath. 6 pm FMI 484-287-5217. Knitting Club, Palmerton Library (1st Monday ) 6 pm - 8 pm. Knitting for Veterans, Bath Legion 6-9pm.

TOPS, Dinkey Church, Ashfield 5:30 pm FMI 610-852-2976. Competitive Coed Volleyball (ages 15 & up), Bethany Wesleyan gym 6:30 pm FMI 610767-1239. Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 am -11 am FMI 610-760-0300 Zumba, Vigilant Fire Co. 6 pm -7 pm FMI; 610-760-0300. Al-Anon Family Group/ Serenity Seekers, United Methodist Church, Aquashicola/Palmerton, 7 pm -8 pm FMI 484-477-9697. EVERY TUESDAY Bingo, Bowmanstown Fire Co. 6:30 pm. ZUMBA, Bethany Wesleyan 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm FMI 610-767-1239. EVERY WEDNESDAY Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Open 4 pm, bingo 6:30 pm. Bingo, Our Lady of Hungary, Northampton 7 pm. Preschool story hour, Slatington Library 11 am. Individualized Basic Computer Class, Northampton Library 6 pm - 8 pm FMI 610-760-0207. Alzheimer’s Support Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe. 6:30 pm (1st & 3rd ) FMI 610-392-2380. Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 7:00 pm - 8 pm. Zumba, Gold Vigilant Fire Co 10 am - 11 am. LINE DANCING, 7-9:30 p.m. NEW! Absolute Beginner classes starting Oct. 6 at Vigilant Fire Hall, (address). Beginner lessons 6:30. $6 per person. 610-760-1917

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2013 Community Calendar Homework Helpers, Palmerton Library 3 pm - 4:30 pm FMI 610-826-4962.

Wednesday, January 16 Guest Speaker at Northampton Library – Monsignor Mulligan (author) FMI: 610-261-4331. Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 6:30 pm at Catasauqua High School Rm. C219. FMI: 610-262-7598.

Thursday, January 17 Blood Drive – Blue Mt. Town & Country Gazette. 9am-1pm. Register: 610-767-9600.

Friday, January 18 Palmerton Food Pantry open 9:30 – 3:30 St. John’s Lutheran Church, Palmerton. FMI: 610826-4335. Land & Sea Dinner Bowmanstown Fire Co. 4-8 pm. FMI: 610-852-2722.

Saturday, January 19 Bath Museum- Bath Borough Building 10 am- 3 pm Free. Winter Bird Survey. Lehigh Gap Nature Center - 7:15 am, Lehigh and Carbon counties. FMI: 610-760-8889. Spring Soccer Sign-ups (Northern Lehigh) 9-12, Rentschler’s Chevy, Slatington. Recycling event at Northwestern Lehigh High School. 9am-12pm. Free to recycle computers and

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Sunday, January 20 Safe Haven Adoption Day at Tractor Supply, Brodheadsville. 11am-3pm. Bridal Show – B104 Rothrock in Allentown Flea Market, Schnecksville Fire Co. 8am-2pm. FMI: 610-7676553

Wednesday, January 23 BMHS Adult Day Services Family Caregiver Support Group 6-8pm. FMI: 610-8261160.

Thursday, January 24 Spring Soccer Sign-ups (Northern Lehigh) 6-7:30pm, Rentschler’s Chevy, Slatington.

Friday, January 25 Friday Night Dinner at the Vigilant Fire Company. 110 S. Walnut St., Slatington. 4pm 7pm. $7 per person. Take outs available. FMI (610) 767-3832

Saturday, January 26 Free luncheon – Parryville UMC. 11:30am-1pm. Northern Lehigh Baseball registration at Emerald Fire Co. Boys 5-15YOA. 10am-12pm. FMI: 610-767-2997.

Sunday, January 27 Art Show & Lunch, Palmerton Library. 12-3pm. FMI: 610-8263424. Lehigh Gap Nature Center Speaker Series Event. Corey Husic, “Wildlife of South Africa.” 3pm. FMI: 610-760-8889. Cash & Gift card Bingo Friedens Fire Co. Doors 12pm Bingo 1:30pm. FMI: 610-7676285. AYCE Breakfast Buffet. Schnecksville Fire Co. 8am1pm. Breakfast, Bowmanstown Fire Co. 8-12:30. FMI: 610-852-2722. Northern Lehigh Baseball registration at Emerald Fire Co. Boys 5-15YOA. 12pm-2pm. FMI: 610-767-2997.

Monday, January 28 Lehigh Township Historical Society special program, 7 pm, Speaker - Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Co., Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville. Light refreshments. Public invited. FMI 610-767-5989.

Saturday, February 2 Oldies Dance. Schnecksville Fire Co. FMI/Tickets: 610-7676553. Sauerkraut Supper. St. Johns Lutheran Church, Slatington. 4pm-7pm. FMI: 610-767-6361.


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A Look at the Year Ahead

By Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) On Jan. 1, I took the oath of office for the 201314 legislative session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. This was a great time to assess the past and look ahead to the future. As 2013 begins, the new legislative session provides us with many challenges and opportunities to make Pennsylvania better. Legislatively, we have an aggressive agenda ahead of us, with the state budget being our No. 1 priority. The economy has been slowly improving each year and the unemployment rate has been coming down, but there are still many areas of the state budget that are in need of greater funding than we are able to give them. The challenge will be to strike the right balance between adequately funding the core functions of government while also supporting those agencies and organizations that provide services to those most in need and help advance our state forward economically. As always, I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to formulate a plan that will provide the most benefit to the Commonwealth and its residents. Leaders in the House, as well as the governor, have also been outspoken about several other | January 17, 2013

legislative issues that will most likely be a high priority in the coming year. One of these issues is pension reform for both the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) Photo courtesy and the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS). These two public pension systems both have a large amount of unfunded liability and need to be restructured in order to prevent a future catastrophic financial burden on the state. Private sector job creation and liquor store privatization are also likely to come up again. I am hopeful that new ideas and some compromise will help us reach consensus on these issues. Of course, these are only a sampling of the numerous topics sure to come before the General Assembly in the year ahead. As always, I look forward to working with my colleagues in both the House and Senate, as well as with the governor’s administration, to create sound and reasonable laws aimed at improving the quality of life, safety and opportunities of those residing and working in the Commonwealth.

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Visitors from Texas

Kenzie and Davie Ceykovsky, three-year-old twins from Van Alstyne, TX paid a visit to their grandparents in Danielsville for Thanksgiving. Accompanied by their parents the twins also visited New York City for the Thanksgiving holiday meeting Elmo outside a toy store. David and Karen Ceykovsky were thrilled at the visit.

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Local Student Gives Back

Misericordia University student, Amy Burke of Walnutport is starting off the New Year by giving back. Amy is currently a senior finishing up her last semester of undergraduate work, and is going on to earn a Masters in Health and Rehabilitation Science with a concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling. Amy is traveling to Jamaica to work in an orphanage with children with special needs and abandoned elderly individuals. Amy is involved in many organizations including Students Spreading Disability Awareness, Multicultural Club, Active

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Joke Corner Empty Seat

A young man was very excited because he just won a ticket to the Super Bowl. His excitement lessened as he realized his seat was in the back of the stadium. As he searched the rows ahead of him for a better seat, he found an empty one right next to the field. He approached the man sitting next to the empty

seat and asked if it was taken. The man replied, “No.” Amazed the young man asked, “How could someone pass up a seat like this?” The older gentleman responded, “That’s my wife’s seat. We’ve been to every Super Bowl together since the day we were married but she has passed away.”“Oh, how sad,” the man said. “I’m sorry to hear that, but couldn’t you find a friend or relative to come with you?”“No,” the man said,“They’re all at the funeral.” source: superbowljokes.html

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Babe Ruth League Looking for Teams

Keystone Sr. Babe Ruth Baseball League is currently extending an open invitation for any interested organizations or teams in the Lehigh Valley area for the upcoming 2013 season and beyond. Our baseball league which is one of the largest Sr. Babe Ruth Leagues in the state of PA is for players ages 15-18. Anyone interested should also attend a future league monthly meeting in February or March in order to join this season. For more information on the league or membership information please visit our website at www.

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January Blood Drives

The Blue Mt. Town & Country Gazette is hosting a blood drive on Friday January 18 from 9 a.m.2 p.m. at the office located at 4685 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport. There is a critical need for blood in our area, all able donors are invited to donated. Miller Keystone is raffling a Visa gift card to all who register during the month of January. To register, call 610.767.9600 or stop by on Friday. Other Drives: Mon 1/21, 2.-6;30 p.m. at Slatington American Legion, 510 Main Street, Slatington. Call 610.767.2201. Thurs 1/31, 2:30.-5:30 p.m. Susquehanna Bank at 765 Blue Mountain Drive, Walnutport. Register, call 610.767.3825.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine Oldies Dinner/Dance

Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Co. 4188 Lehigh Dr, Cherryville, PA 18035 (Route 248 & Blue Mountain Dr) Tickets $20 per person & MUST be 21

“Moonlite Memories DJ” Record hits of 50’s, 60’s & 70’s Doors Open 6:30pm • Dinner Served 7-8pm Dancing & Music 8pm-Midnight For reservations call Linda 610-767-1564 All proceeds benefits Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Co.

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Grant Recieved

The Northern Lehigh Historical Society, on behalf of the Venture Group, is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of a $500 grant from the Mickley/Fravel Charitable Trust. The funds will be used for the Venture Group’s Slatington Trailhead restroom/pavilion building project. Additional donations (tax deductible) are needed to complete the kitchen and exterior portions of the project, and can be sent to: Northern Lehigh Historical Society PO Box 101, Slatington, PA 18080 Dedication of the facility will be in early May; a date will be announced later this winter. FMI: or 610-760-9281.


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Adult Toy Bingo

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Cash Kitchen~Adult Toy Door Prizes~Intermission Games Pull Tickets~ Punch Board~ Extra Game Purchases & Special Cover All Bingo Game Tickets Available at Galio’s Market 43 S. Walnut Street, Slatington Or Call The Vigilant Fire Company @ (610) 767-3832 For Ticket Reservations/Information

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Friday Night @ TheVigilant Fire Company 110 S.Walnut Street, Slatington

January 25, February 22 & March 22 4 pm - 7 pm $7.00 per platter Take outs available ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• January 25 menu: Baked haddock or baked chicken breast Baked potato or parsley potatoes vegetable, dinner roll & coffee or tea soda on sale ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Pet Page Bengee

Breed: rabbit • Age: adult 1 yr. Bengee was abandoned in a box outside the shelter at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Easton. He is just gorgeous with his broken blue colorings. He is friendly and eager for a home he so deserves! For more information on Bungee, contact the Center for Animal Health and Welfare ( former Northampton Co. SPCA)1165 Island Park Rd. Easton PA 18042. 610252-7722 or

Sasha -Siamese

Size: Large • Age: Adult • Sex: Female Sasha is a stunning, declawed, siamese with beautiful blue eyes. She doesn't like to keep her eyes open when getting her picture taken. She was left in an apartment when someone moved out. Her age is estimated to be 4 to 5 years old. She loves people but doesn't like to be around other cats. She should be an only child. Contact Kathy at 610-682-2688 or email Spayed/Neutered Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained Prefers a home without: cats • Declawed The Sanctuary at Haafsville, Fogelsville, PA 610-682-2688

Milkshake – Abyssinian Guinea pig

Size: Medium Age: Young • Sex: Female Pet ID: 82121-3 Milkshake came into the shelter along wiith Oreo, who she is currentlly living with. It would be nice to see them adopted out together since they appear to get along well with each other. Milkshake looks to be in good condition and is a year in age. Guinea pigs generally live for between 5 - 8

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years, they should be kept indoors and away from drafts. Guinea pigs love running around and as such time out of their cages is a must. They can be vocal and many will often let you know when they want treats. Guinea pigs do shed which may cause allergies in some households. It is VERY important to house all small animals on either Aspen or Carefresh bedding. Cedar and Pine can be harmful to their respiratory systems and are therefore not recommended. Guinea pigs require a Guinea pig pellet food as their stable diet, not rabbit food. Guinea pigs have different needs to rabbits, most importantly their need for vitamin C, which they can not produce by themselves. Vegetables are important source of vitamin C, some vegetables to feed include parsley, kale, bell peppers, cilantro, carrots, romaine lettuce, cabbage etc. Guinea pigs should always have access to good quality hay, timothy hay is the best hay to give. Guinea pigs can make great pets and are very entertaining. If you think you can give Milkshake a great new home, come in and see her today. Milkshake is available for adoption NOW. More about Milkshake Pet ID: 82121-3 Lehigh County Humane Society, Allentown, PA (610) 797-1205

Milo - Macaw

Size: Large • Age: Adult • Sex: Male Milo was handraised, talks, comes with his cage, play yard, perch and toys. Milo is in a foster home, contact Mary at 610-767-8555 or 484330-6590 Primary colors: Blue, Yellow The Sanctuary at Haafsville, Fogelsville, PA 484-788-8062

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Bus Trip To Philly Flower Show

The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library will be sponsoring a chartered bus trip to the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show on Friday, March 8. The bus will depart promptly at 8 a.m. from the Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive, Northampton, and will arrive back at approximately 6 p.m. Cost for transportation and admission to the flower show will be $55.00 per person (lunch is on your own). Purchase your tickets at the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., Northampton, phone: 610262-7537, website: This trip is open to everyone who would like to come, not just library patrons. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. Ticket purchase deadline is February 21, 2013.

Cabin Fever Dance

Lehighton Area Pool Pals is letting you know to hold the date for our Cabin Fever Dance, on Saturday, February 23rd at the Orioles Pavilion. Music will be provided by The Doctor - DJ Layne Roberts. Great music, finger food and dancing. Dance contest, you can win a Season Pool Pass for the 2013 Season or a Door Prize of a free Pool Pavilion Rental Party. Call Diane at 610-377-5275. | January 17, 2013

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Off The Shelf Slatington Library

The Slatington library will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. There will be a Wonderful World of Wildlife story hour on Saturday, February 16th at 10:00 a.m. Children ages 4 through 5th grade are invited. There will be animal stories and crafts. If you have a PC, Kindle, a Nook, iPod, or any other e-book reader, remember you can check books out for free from the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library. All you need is a current Slatington Public Library card, which is free for residents of the Northern Lehigh area. Go to and “check it out.” Preschool story hour is on Wednesdays at 11:00 am. All are welcome. The library has computers and printers available for the public, fax service and copy service. There is always a book sale at the library. Hardbacks are 50 cents and paperbacks are 25 cents. The library takes donations of books. We do not take encyclopedias, National Geographic or

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Reader’s Digest condensed books. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; closed Thursday and Sunday. Contact us at 610 767-6461. Any questions concerning this information please contact Louise Bechtel at the Library at (610) 767-6461.

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Slatington 150th Celebration Planning Begins

By: Alice Wanamaker The borough of Slatington will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in August of 2014, and the planning for the weeklong events is underway. Councilman and acting Chairman, John Rinker organized the Slatington 150th Anniversary Committee last month and started meetings at his business. Meetings are currently scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Rinker’s BBQ on Main (673 Main St., Slatington). The plans for the celebration are just beginning and the calendar is wide open. Rinker hopes to have fundraising events start in the near future with community events throughout the summer months leading up to August 2014. “This is your chance to get involved and be a part of the community,” Rinker said in a phone interview earlier this month. He hopes to fill the schedule quickly with events geared toward bringing the community together and celebrating our heritage like residents did back in 1989 when the last anniversary celebration was held. The 125th Anniversary celebration, held from Sullivan T&C Gazette half page Carrier 1212 113.pdf August 5-12, 1989 was a huge success and included Continued on Page 42









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Officers Announced At Vigilant Fire Co.

Vigilant Fire Company No.2 at 110 South Walnut Street, Slatington, announced their 2013 Officers. They are as follows; President-Robert Stettner, Vice-PresidentGordon Giannotti , Treasurer-Denise Smith, Secretary-Donna Pfrom, Board of GovernorsCarol Hausman, Robert Herzog Jr., and Linda Steets. Dues are now payable and may be put in the company's mailbox. Meetings are the first Sunday of the month at 7pm. 100th anniversary monument replicas are on sale. Country line dance lessons continue on Wed. & Thurs. at 7pm. New this year, monthly dinners will be held. The cost is $7 a platter. Dates are Jan 25, Feb. 22 & March 22. Hall Rental is available, please call 610-767-3832 for more information.

Upcoming events:


February 8-Adult Toy Bingo February 23-Washington's birthday (members only) March 23-Ham& Money Raffle May 5-Gift card bingo August 23-Booze bingo 12:42:43 PM November 16 -Turkey Raffle December 8-Children's Toy Bingo

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National Bluegrass Act Scheduled for Janua

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“Bluegrass is being incorporated into a whole lot of different styles [of music] “ -------------------------------------------------


By: Alice Wanamaker

emington Ryde, hailing from State College, PA is scheduled to make an appearance at Kempton Rod & Gun Club later this month, days before they perform at the SPBGMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. Front man, 28-year-old Ryan Frankhouser leads the band on vocals and guitar. He is joined by Billy Lee Cox on banjo, Rich Kratzer on mandolin, and Richard Egolf on the upright bass. The band is scheduled to perform at Kempton Nights on January 26th; doors open at 3 p.m. and the show starts at 6. Frankhouser, who has been with the band since their start ten years ago, has seen a change in the crowd over the past decade noting that the Internet and use of traditional instrumentation in modern pop music has introduced a new demographic to Bluegrass. “Bluegrass is being incorporated into a whole lot of different styles [of music] “ Frankhouser said,“More and more young people [are] getting into the music.” Frankhouser has enjoyed playing venues all across the US and Canada. This year, they have 75 dates and venues on the schedule so far, including Kempton, Nashville and the DC Bluegrass Festival in late February. The heavy schedule is welcome. The band enjoys traveling and has one of the most vigorous tour schedules of any contemporary Bluegrass ensemble. Remington Ryde has released four albums and hosts their own Festival each July in Reedsville, PA. Their sound is traditional bluegrass, influenced by acts like Ricky Scaggs and Ralph Stanley, according to Frankhouser. While the band does perform covers, most of their music is original and a typical show includes more than just music. Frankhouser avowed that anyone attending their show should be ready for a full performance; “We involve comedy throughout the show not only are [fans] getting music, we like to take people out of this world for 45 minutes.” Frankhouser is looking forward to the show in Kempton noting that the crowd is welcoming “Kempton always seems to be an enthusiastic crowd and always appreciate the music.” He said. “This is an evening you don’t want to miss with the finest bluegrass you are going to find” You can still get tickets to the show by visiting, or at the door the night of the show. Two 45-minute sets are scheduled following a one-hour open jam session that begins at 5 p.m.

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Senior Citizens Corner Following are the menu selections for the Area Senior Citizen Centers. Please make your meal reservation at the appropriate center. Slatington Sr. Center (610) 767-1250, Cherryville Sr. Center (610) 767-2977, Mid-County Sr. Center 610-837-1931, Northampton Sr. Center 610-262-4977, Palmerton Sr. Center 610-826-4505. Also note that menu items may change without prior notice. Carbon County Palmerton Senior Center Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30-1:00 p.m. For meal reservations, please call prior to 9:30 a.m. the day before. Bad weather closings on “Blue Ridge TV 13” bottom of the screen. Monday – Pinochle, penny games, lunch Tuesday – Bingo, lunch Wednesday – Penny games, lunch Thursday – Pinochle, penny games, lunch Friday – Bingo, lunch Meals: 1/17 – Pineapple juice, bean soup, Ham, Mac.



Cheese w/stewed tomatoes, ww bread, blondie 1/18 – Spaghetti & Meatballs, mixed vegs, breadstick, fruit cocktail 1/21 – Pork Chop, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, ww roll, cranberry sauce, bread pudding 1/22 – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots, ww roll, cherry crisp 1/23 – Lemon fish, red potatoes, broccoli au gratin, ww roll, ambrosia 1/24 – Barley soup, BBQ chicken sandwich, potato wedges, broccoli salad, bun, pudding pie 1/25 – Swedish Meatballs, buttered noodles, snap peas, rye bread, spiced pears 1/28 – Sweet & Sour beef, steamed rice, mix vegs. , ww bread, fruited yogurt 1/29 – Baked ham, parsley potatoes, lima beans, ww roll, chilled peaches 1/30 – Stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, mixed veg., ww roll, citrus cup 1/31 – Chicken parmesan, pasta, Italian green beans, spinach salad, Italian bread, orange sorbet Coffee and water served daily. 2/1 – Veal Cutlet, Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli, Lemon Bar 2/4 – BBQ Pork, Oven Potatoes, Chuckwagon Corn, Peach Cobbler 2/5 – Butternut Squash Soup, OpenHotTurkeySand., MashedPotatoes, Choc pudding 2/6 – Beef Roll-up, Mashed Potatoes, Peas & Pearl Onions, Fruited Jello

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“Our Tradition is Protecting You” BUSINESS | January 17, 2013

Lehigh County Hot Meals Reservations: (610) 767-1250 between 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. 1/ 17: Pork Loin; Mashed Yams; Braised Red Cabbage; Apple Muffin; Mandarin Oranges; BB: Roast Beef 1/ 18: Baked White Fish; Roasted Grains w/Veggies; Peas & Pearl Onions; Roll; Banana 1/ 21: Closed! Martin Luther King, Jr. 1/ 22: Rotisserie Baked Chicken w/Gravy; Beets; Bread Stuffing; Rye Bread; Pineapple Tidbits 1/ 23: Baked Ham w/Raisin Sauce; Whipped Sweet Potatoes; Green Beans; Dinner Roll; Angel Food Cake; BB: Roast Turkey 1/24: Meatloaf w/Gravy; Whipped Potatoes; Peas & Carrots; Wheat Bread; Banana 1/25: Baked Mac & Cheese; Stewed Tomatoes; Tossed Salad; Wheat Bread; Baked Apples 1/28: Chicken Cacciatore; Wax Beans; Rosemary Potatoes; Wheat Bread; Tapioca Pudding 1/29: Beef-a-Roni; Carrots; Dinner Roll; Apple Wedges 1/30: Baked Pork Loin; Mashed Potatoes; Sauerkraut; Peas & Pearl Onions; Rye Bread; Diced Peaches; BB: Meatloaf 1/31: Beef Stew; Broccoli/Cauliflower; Biscuit; Fruit Cocktail Slatington Senior Center Slatington Senior Center activities include: Penny Bingo - Monday and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:15 pm, Pinochle - 1st and 3rd Monday from 9:00 to 11:15 am. Health Programs, crafts and dominoes are held on a daily basis. The center is open 9:30am-1:15 on weekdays with a hot meal served at 11:45am. Northampton County Area on Aging Hot Menu 1/17 – Potato Cheese Soup; Sausage Sandwich w/ Peppers & Onions; Macaroni Salad; Mandarin Oranges 1/18 – Baked Lasagne; Italian Blend Vegetables; Tossed Greens w/Italian Dressing; Italian Bread w/ Marg; Applesauce Northampton Senior Center Director: Krista Ambrosino For Reservations Please Call: 610-262-4977 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-1:30 1/17: Cards/Puzzles; 9:30 Morning Stretch; 11:00 Robin w/PA Traffic Safety Network; Noon Lunch; 11:30 Bakery Corner 1/18: Cards/Puzzles; 9:30-11:00 Needlecraft; 11:30 Lunch; Bingo After Lunch; “Hat Day!” 1/21: Center Closed! “Martin Luther King Jr. Day” 1/22: Cards/Puzzles; 9:30 Morning Stretch; Noon Lunch 1/23: Cards/Puzzles; Coffee Break; 10:00 Penny Bingo; Noon Lunch; “Measure Your Feet Day!” 1/24: Cards/Puzzles; 9:30 Morning Stretch; Noon Lunch; 11:30 Bakery Corner; “Compliment Day!” 1/25: Cards/Puzzles; 9:30-11:00 Needlecraft; 11:30 Lunch; Bingo After Lunch; “Opposite Day!” 1/28: Cards/Puzzles; Coffee Break; Noon Lunch 1/29: Cards/Puzzles; 9:30 Morning Stretch; Noon

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Lunch; “Nat’l. Puzzle Day!” 1/30: Cards/Puzzles; Coffee Break; Turning Point at 10:45; Noon Lunch; “Yodel for Your Neighbor Day!” 1/31: Cards/Puzzles; 9:30 Morning Stretch; Noon Lunch; 11:30 Bakery Corner; “Nat’l. Kazoo Day!” Mid-County Senior Center 234 Walnut Street Bath Director: Susan Miller For Meal Reservations: Please Call 610-837-1931 Hours 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 1/17: 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 10:15 Sing-aLong; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Penny Bingo 1/18: 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch; 12:15 Pinochle; 12:30 Games 1/21: Center Closed! Martin Luther King Birthday 1/22: 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 10:00 Exercise; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Bingo 1/23: 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles/Sewing for Gracedale; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Crafts/Ceramics 1/24: 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games; 10:15 Sing-a-Long; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Penny Bingo 1/25: 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch; 12:15 Pinochle/Games 1/28: 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch 1/29: 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 10:00 Exercise; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Bingo 1/30: 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles/Sewing for Gracedale; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Crafts/Ceramics 1/31: 9:00 Pool/Games/Cards; 10:15 Sing-a-Long; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Penny Bingo Cherryville Senior Center Director: Edith Knauss For Meal Reservations please call: 610-767-2977 by 9:30 a.m Hours 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 1/17: 12:30 Movie 1/18: 12:30 Sing-A-Long 1/21: Center Closed! Martin Luther King Day 1/22: 10:00 Quilts 1/23: 12:45 Penny Bingo 1/24: 12:30 Games 1/25: 12:30 Game Day 1/28: 11:15 Trivia 1/29: 10:00 Quilts 1/30: 12:30 Penny Bingo 1/31: 12:30 Games

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Seedling Sale Underway

The Northampton County 4-H program is once again sponsoring the annual tree seedling sale. This sale benefits the 4-H youth in the county, supporting various programs such as camp, fair, trips, achievement banquet, and the clubs in general. The pick up date for the trees is Saturday, April 27, 2013, at various pick-up locations. Trees must be ordered by March 1, 2013 to guarantee availability. The trees offered this year are: Eastern White Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Sugar Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, American Arborvitae, Japanese White Birch, and White Flowering Dogwood. The feature tree for this year is the Scotch Pine. The tree seedlings are offered in bundles of 10 per type. Prices start at $10 per bundle; multiple bundle discounts are available. The deadline for ordering the trees is March 1, 2013; orders received after that date will be filled on the availability of trees. If you are unable to obtain an order form, please call the Northampton County Extension Office, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., at 610-746-1970, to request an order form. All orders must be prepaid.

Gen. Morgan Bridge Christmas Decorations Fund Drive Has Begun

Slatington’s Christmas lights, which dated back to mid 1960’s, were replaced approximately 10 years ago. At that time enough were purchased so that each of the sixty light poles on Main Street had a decoration. Since that time additional lights were purchased in Walnutport, and on the Lehigh River Bridge between the two boroughs. This was done through grant money and public donations. This allowed for a continuous display of Christmas lights along Main Street from Route 145 in Walnutport to the Southern border of Slatington. A few years ago the new General Morgan Bridge was constructed, and 16 Victorian styled light poles


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were installed on the bridge and its approaches. These new light poles came with receptacles for lights. However, not enough old decorations are left to cover these light poles. There is now a gap in the Christmas decorations at the bridge. Northern Lehigh Future Focus hopes to remedy this situation by purchasing 8 new decorations to hang on half of the bridge light poles. In the future, consideration will be given to adding Christmas themed banners or colored light bulbs to the remaining 8 poles on the bridge. The decorations will be similar to the existing decorations; however, they will use LED lighting to cut down on electric costs. They will be purchased from a local Lehigh Valley dealer. Funds for the lighting will come from three sources: a grant, local residents and area businesses. The total cost of the project for 8 LED 36” wreaths is $2320. To date a $1160 grant has been approved from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation for the project, leaving the balance to fully fund the project at $1160. Adding Christmas decorations on the new and attractive General Morgan Bridge will help keep Slatington’s entire Historic District attractive for the holidays. Each lighted wreath costs $290, but donations of any amount will be accepted. Purchasing the decorations now after the 2012 Christmas season will allow us to receive a discount on them. Area residents, business owners and community organizations are asked to consider donating towards this worthwhile community project. Those interested in donating towards the Christmas decorations can send checks to Attn: Bridge Christmas Decorations, Northern Lehigh Future Focus, P.O. Box 243, Slatington, PA 18080. For more information call Robert at (610) 554-4099.

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Friday Night at the Movies at Lighthouse Baptist Church (2096 Independent Road, Route 863 South near New Smithville) presents “Apocalypse” on January 18 at 7 p.m. Come and see the first in a 4-part series. 610-285-2235.

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Crystal Keiser - 36 on Jan. 20th Chad Alan Horn - 42 on Jan. 25th Dawn Toth - 68 on Jan. 25th | January 17, 2013

LT Volunteer Fire Co. Special Program

Plan to attend the special program presented by the members of the LT Volunteer Fire Company on Monday, January 28, at Hope Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. The fire company volunteers provide important services to Lehigh Township and surrounding communities. If you have any questions to ask concerning their role in the community or how they raise funds to provide these services, come out to the meeting and discuss it. Meet with the volunteers who are willing to give of their time and talents to help others. Following the program, light refreshments will be served. The LT Historical Society will sponsor this program and another program on Monday, February 25, at 7 p.m., at Hope Lutheran Church, when Speaker Dave Schneck will relate his experiences as a professional baseball player. The programs are free of charge. Mark your calendar for the above two dates. Beat the winter doldrums and join your friends at the church for these two special informative programs. For more information, call 610-7675989.

Kindergarten Registration

Northern Lehigh School District will hold kindergarten registration by appointment in April. Parents may register their child at Peters Elementary School on Monday, April 15, Tuesday, April 16, or Wednesday, April 17. In order to enter kindergarten in September, a child must be five years old as of September 1, 2013. At the time of registration, parents must provide the child's originally issued birth certificate, a record of the child's immunizations, and parent photo identification. Two different proofs of residency are also required. Acceptable proofs are the following: driver’s license (updated or with change of address card), moving permit, deed, current tax bill/receipt, mortgage document/ bill, rental lease agreement, current utility bill, vehicle registration card, or multiple occupancy permit. Children entering kindergarten should be brought along for a brief academic assessment. You may visit the Northern Lehigh School District's web site at for more information regarding required documentation. Please call Peters Elementary at 610-767-9827 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for kindergarten registration. Please feel free to call with any questions.

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Western Pocono Lioness Club Meeting

The Western Pocono Lioness will have Winter combination meetings. On January 22, 2013, the Western Pocono Lioness will have a board meeting at 4:00 p.m. This will be followed by the Social hour at 5:00 and meeting to follow. These events will be held at the American Legion Post on Route 209 in Gilbert. Join us for a dessert and information of all the worthy events scheduled for 2013. For additional information or weather delays, call Lioness Virginia at 610-681-8306.

Northern Lehigh Baseball Registration

Northern Lehigh will be holding Spring Baseball registrations on Saturday January 26th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, and on Sunday January 27th from Noon to 2:00 pm.. at the Emerald Fire Company. For Boys ages 5 to 15. Please bring copy of birth certificate, health insurance, and emergency contact information. F.M.I. 610-767-2997.

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By: Michelle Raber Board Meetings for the Northern Lehigh Community Center are scheduled for Jan 22 and Feb. 19 - 6:30pm - Vigilant Fire Company Walnut St. Slatington. FMI call 610-760-0300 or go towww. 2013 Bus Trips: Winery/Brewery fundraiser bus trip to help build the Northern Lehigh Community Center Save Sat. April 20th from 9am-5pm to travel by bus from Slatington to see the Sandcastle winery, Rose Bank winery and Weyerbacher Brewery, includes lunch. call 610-760-0300 FMI or go to This trip will fill up fast!! As of 1/6/2013, the current “Fund Drive” has received $8,308 from 142 donors. Thanks so much local supporters! A big thanks to the Henry L Mickley/Mabel S. Fravel Charitable Trust, a Slatington based grant that is awarded for recreation improvement purposes, who recently, graciously donated $600.00 to help keep the 2013 NLCC swim lesson program rates reasonable for all socioeconomic groups.

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A full listing of Churches, worship times and parish activities is available on our website at NL Swimming Pool Receives Grant

The swimming pool is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of a $1,000 grant from the Henry L. Mickley/Mable S. Fravel Charitable Trust. The money will go towards the restoration of the diving board pedestals by the Slatington Fabricators, LLC. On March 26, the NL Swimming Pool Association will hold its annual Board of Directors reorganization meeting in the facility room at the NL Elementary School at 7:30. During the general meeting, we will be discussing plans for the refurbishment of the main and baby pools, fund raising ideas, projected costs, and summer student employment. Anyone interested in being a member or helping the Association is encouraged to attend. In addition, any suggestions to improve the facility would be greatly appreciated.

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Touch of Dutch 28 Yenner, 1954 Der arrig Schnee, wo mer schunnt weil ghatt hen, gemaahnt mich an die Zeite, wie ich en Grutzer waar. Sell Zeit waare die Wege zugeblose uftmols so hoch wie die Poschdefens. Der Paep waar gut zu uns Yunge. Er hot uns noch der Schul gfaahre mayets mit em grosse Schlidde, wann’s so kalt waar. Owets henn mer awwer heemlaafe misse. Mol ee Owet sin mer schpeeder heemkumme, as mer gsett hedde. Mer sin gfrogt warre, fer was as mer so schpot waare. „Yar, well,“ hen mer gsaagt, „der Schnee iss dief un es laaft sich ewwer hatt.“ Der neegscht Maryet waar’s widder arrig kalt un der Paep hot widder eigschpannt un hot uns gfaahre. Er hot no gsehne ferwas mer schpot heemkumme sin Owets devor. Er hot die Schpure gsehne, wo mer nuff die Schneebaenks gegraddelt sin un driwwer runnergerutscht. Nooch sellem sin mer noch der Schul geloffe. Der Paep hot nix meh gsaagt vum Faahre. Der 1929 Baer’s Kalenner hot en gut Schtori vun re Katz. Eeni hot gsaagt zu re Nochbers Frau ihre Katz hett sie wacker ghalde die ganz

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Four-year varsity basketball starter. Multi-year varsity soccer starter. Multi-year field hockey starter. All achievements on Northwestern Lehigh’s Sara Jones’s résumé. There is now one more line that can be added to the senior’s laundry list of accomplishments: Scoring 1,000 career points. In the first quarter of an away game against William Allen High School on January 2, Jones drained a three-pointer to score her seventh point in the game and put her at 1,001 career points. Her jumper from beyond the arc made her the sixth female in Northwestern girls’ basketball history to accumulate 1,000 points in their high school career. After the basketball trickled through the twine, the referees and Allen High School officials halted the game for a ceremony honoring Jones’ impressive feat. They allowed photo opportunities

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even thinking about that as the team’s success is of the utmost importance. Jones’s fantastic senior season may turn out to be her best one statistically in her high school career. However, she isn’t worrying about that, as her stand out season is on the back of one of the best starts in Northwestern’s girls’ basketball history. The lady Tigers are off to a very impressive start. As of print-time they possessed a 12-0 overall record with a 8 – 0 mark in the colonial league. They are doing it mostly on the defensive side of the ball as in those first 12 games they have only allowed more than 36 points twice. Jones admitted, while breathing a sigh of relief, that with a playoff run inevitable, she is happy she already got to 1,000 points, “This is an honor and I’m glad I got it, but it is nice to know that it is out of the way. There is nothing individual left in the season. Now we can focus on what our goals are and how we can achieve them.”

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The Slatington Woman’s Club has named Jennifer Fronheiser of Slatington Girl of the Month for January. She is the daughter of Sharon and Tim Fronheiser. Her older brother Ryan is a junior at Lehigh University. Jennifer has played for the Northern Lehigh field hockey team for four years. She is also a member of student council for four years, SADD for two years, the softball team for three years and joined the yearbook committee this past year. Jennifer has been involved in the Angel

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Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, February 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry’s Family Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville. If you are an animal lover, please come and meet the volunteers and have a bite to eat. Visit www.SafeHavenPA. org for volunteer and foster applications and to see the available dogs. For more information, email Join Safe Haven PA on Facebook. | January 17, 2013


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EVENTS KIMMY'S TOURS UPCOMING TRIPS -AC OVERNIGHT RESORTS--FEB 10TH & 11TH-GREAT PACKAGE, MOHEGAN SUN MONDAY JAN.28TH 9-5PM, NOAH SITE & SOUND- APRIL11TH FMI: KIM 610-767-5805 OR WWW. KIMMYSTOURS.COM (1/17) Sauerkraut Supper – Saturday, Feb. 2nd at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 40 South 2nd Street, Slatington. Pork, Sauerkraut and sides, homemade desserts and beverages. Cost is $9/adults (13+) and $3/children 6-12. 5 and under are free. Seatings at 4, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, & 7 p.m. Call the church office at 610-767-6361 for tickets (1/17) Winter Carnival at Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co #1 2440 Fairyland Rd. Saturday January 19, 4-10 p.m. Snow date January 20. Nightwind, Chinese Auction, Bake Sale, Bingo, theme baskets, games and good food! Free admission, public welcome. (1/17)

FOR SALE 2003 PT Cruiser- Blue, 5-Speed, Runs Great. 119,000 mi. In good shape. $2,200 firm. Call 484-809-0717 (1/17) 2012 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT XLT PREMIUM WAGON - Handicapped accessible wheelchair/scooter lift. Tie downs for wheelchair and seat belt. Less than 3,000 miles. Mint condition. Asking $23,500. Call for details 610-760-6009 (2/7) 3/4 Acre Lot - $69,900. Perked and probed, Hunter’s Hill

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Mail your ads, with a check for $10 per ad (up to 30 words per ad), to T&C Gazette, 4685 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport, PA 18088, or Call in your ad to 610-767-9600 any weekday from 8 to 5 OR fax anytime to 610-767-9612. EFFECTIVE 11-1-12: $10-first 30 words; $15-31-50 words; $20 - 51-70 words; $25-71-90 words; $30-91-110 words; $35-111 – 130 words. SAVE $1 on all classifieds by placing your ad online now at

Road. Germansville. Call 610767-5729 or 610-767-2645 (1/3)

For pictures or more info email (1/17)

Brand New Wedding Dress. Alfred Angelo style 1678 size 20. White with crystal accents. Sash color is blue. Has not been altered or worn - With tags. Priced: $749, asking $450 OBO. Call 610-401-3057, for photos email: americanbutterfly83@ (TN)

Real Estate for Sale -Historic 1906 Treichlers School House + additions on 1 acre lot. Commercial w/radiant heat - propane. 3 phase power. Machine shop ready. 4347 2nd St. Treichlers. $150K. No realtors. 215-257-2544. Nestor@barolin. me (1/17)

Comic Book & Action Figure Collection For Sale – Approximately 5,000 comic books and 400 action figures. Mostly 1990’s Image/Spawn comics, includes rare collectible Todd McFarlane action figures. Will send list of comics/figures to serious inquiries. Please contact William at 570-751-8986 or ksixart@gmail. com (1/17)

SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $170/cord. Call 610-7677207 (1/17)

FIREWOOD/WOODCHIPS FOR SALE whole cord $180.00 smaller sizes and delivery available. Woodchips $10 a yard. For more information contact Jason 484-426- 3755. (2/21) Heisler's Battery Outlet: We carry all kinds of batteries including electronic and toys. New and factory blems. All standard auto batteries $49.95. Chainsaws and mower blades sharpened, new chains by the foot. 3248 Love Road, Northampton. Call for pricing 610-262-8703 (12/19) Household Items for Sale: Mikasa Italian Countryside place settings, serving sets and flatware; Corningware and Pyrex baking/storage sets; dinette table and Ikea computer desk for $50 each; Pioneer stereo receiver with dual cassette player and speakers for $110.

YORKIE PUPS FOR SALE – AKC Registered, Family Raised, Parents on Premises, First Shots, De-wormed, Dew Claws Removed, Tails Docked, Available March 2nd, Call 610-8445445 Serious Inquiries Only. (2/7)

HELP WANTED Personal Care Aid, pt/ft, flexible hours, for 8 resident home outside Walnutport, will need CPR/FA and other req. training, experience a plus, mature, reliable, caring individual, looking for the person who wants to make a future in caring for people. Call 484-357-8242 Regina at Pond View Manor for interview. (1/17) WANTED INSTRUCTORS: for NASD Adult Education Classes for Spring 2013-early evening hours. Water Aerobics and Lifeguards. Reply to Meg Schell, Coordinator at schellm@ or by calling the Community Education direct line at 610-262-9369.(1/17)


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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT Apartment Slatington – New 2 Bedroom, NO pets, W/S/G Included. $550+ utilities, security required. 610-390-8691 (12/19) Apartment -2 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C, $800 no dogs/ferrets (cats $25 extra/mo) 610-759-0169 (1/17) Fine Lodging, Slatington. Clean, Safe, Quiet, Nicely furnished rms., $90-$120/week. Private and shared bathrooms. Color TV and cable incl. HBO. Upcharge for A/C and onpremise parking. Internet avail. Furnished effic. & apts. $135-$175/week. Smoking on porches only, no pets. Shown by appointment only. Resident Manager. Call 610-760-0700. (1/17) Slatington – 1 bedroom, 2nd Floor, All Utilities Included, Off Street Parking, Laundry Room, Eat-In Kitchen, Full Bath, Yard, Pets Accepted, Available Now! $800/mo. + Security Deposit. Call 484-357-8242 (1/17) TOWNHOUSE: 2 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C, $800 no dogs/ferrets (cats $25 extra/mo) 610-759-0169 (1/17)

SERVICES AVAILABLE Abzolute Enterprizez – Chimney Relining Specialists! - Cleanings, caps, waterproofing, repointing, new builds, stoves, etc… Small ad=savings! Fast, Friendly, Fair! Call the Chimney Doc today! Est. 1994 570-325-5727 (3/21) AVON - Interested in buying/ selling Avon. Buy products at demo prices, no inventory or minimum order needed. Tax Deductions Available. Visit my website: lsymons or call Lucia 610-7670896 (6/12) C&T Productions are your local professional event videographers. Recording birthdays, bar mitzvahs and weddings, C&T productions will capture your | January 17, 2013

special moment so you can live it again and again. Very reasonable pricing! E-mail us at info@ or call us at 484-788-2287. Classifieds Work! – Place your classified ad for as little as $10 an issue. Place your ad online at Don Hartwig Sharpening Service: Saw Chain, Mower Blades, Scissors, Knives, Clipper Blades, Carbide Tip Saws, and much more. 4728 Mountain Rd. Slatington, 610-767-9164. (12/19) H & L Reclaimed Lumber – Will dismantle and remove, or restore, your old barn, log or plank farmhouse. Check out our other services and our current inventory at www. or call 484-661-9358 (2/13) Marth's Disposal 610-2629021 or 610-842-5684 - We Remove Junk! Attic Basements, Clean-outs, Appliances, Furniture, Construction Debris, Backyard Shed Tear-down, Swimming Pools, Old Hot Tubs etc. GO GREEN! (12/19) Oil Heat Cleaning – Saves Money on Fuel – Service, Repair, Replace. All furnaces, boilers, water heaters, well water tanks. Plumbing Emergency 24/7 Call Anytime. 40 Years Mechanical Experience. Domestic Water Coils Cleaned. Bruce Beltz 610-759-5765 (4/13) 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. (12/13) Trees by Dave & Son Take downs, round overs, lot clearing, aerial life equipped. Over 20 years experience. Fully Insured, FREE estimates. 610826-7487 Emergency Service 24-HRS. Call Dave’s Cell 570657-1063. (12/13)

WANTED BUYING! BUYING! BUYING! - ACTIVELY SEARCHING FOR BASEBALL AND FOOTBALL COMPLETE SETS FROM 1909- 2012. PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR FACTORY SEALED SETS! CALL 610-7030790 TODD (1/17) Buying Older Musical Instruments – accordions, all string, horns, woodwinds, drums & the unusual. Local pick up. Call Mike 330-367-7100 (4/4) Costume Jewelry Wanted – old or new costume jewelry items. Call 484-632-7153 (2/7) GUNS GUNS GUNS Paying Top Prices From One Gun to 1,000. We Buy New And Used Firearms A.F. BOYER HARDWARE & GUNS 610-767-3162 (12/19) House for Rent – for family with pets. Minimum 3 bedrooms/1 bath, 2 bath more desirable. Must be in Lehigh Twsp w/ Lehigh Elementary School. Possible long term rent. 860-559-9901 (2/7) 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 Pit-bull Rescue, Forgotten Felines & Fidos, and other local shelters. Drop off Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 5 pm. FMI: 610-767-9600. (1/3) Pinball machines older gum ball and candy machines, penny arcade & any older coin operated machines cash paid call Daryl 610-7679135 (12/13)

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Wanted All Types of unwanted Metal Household Appliances, Air Conditioners, Car Parts, Lawn Tractors, ATV, Motorcycles, Mobile homes, furnaces, metal buildings, structures, equipment. Residential, Commercial No Job too big. Cell (610) 751-9251 Jerry Anytime. (12/6)

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New LT Historical Society Web Site

After a several years hiatus, the LT Historical Society is proud to announce a new web site for the historical society. You will find us at www. Please visit our site and learn more about the society's work, coming events, St. Paul's restored one-room schoolhouse, the villages of Lehigh Township, and check out the "special feature." It includes several informational links and a store which offers books, building replicas, Christmas ornaments, shirts, maps, and more. A special thanks to the students at LCCC. The students designed the LTHS web site as a school project. Over the past several months, a few of the society members and students have been meeting and working to accomplish the task. We can finally announce that this month, the web site is up and running. We are indebted to these young students for their abilities and willingness to help us. Also on the web site, you will find a donation form. If you would like to contribute to the society, please print the form and mail it to the society. The historical society maintains a Memorial Book for anyone who wishes to donate in memory of a loved one. The big ongoing project is completing the addition to the historical centre which is necessary for the growth of the society. Please consider making a donation. The historical centre is available to the residents of Lehigh Township and is a building to be proud of. Also, the society maintains the restored St. Paul's Schoolhouse and work is done as funds are available at both areas.

Titanic Bus Trip

The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library will be sponsoring a chartered bus trip to the Titanic Exhibit at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA on Friday, Friday, March 29, 2013. The bus will depart promptly at 8 a.m. and will arrive back at approximately 6:00 p.m. from the Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive, Northampton, PA. Park in the lot to the left of the building and use the rows farthest from the building. Cost for transportation, admission to the Franklin Institute and the Titanic Exhibit will be $50.00 and can be paid at the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., Northampton,

PERSONALS SWM – 48, Clean, Healthy, and Financially Secure – seeks romantic female 35 – 45 for dating, friendship, companionship. Any Race OK. Call Joe 484-2687620 L/M 24/7 Will Return Call (2/7)

PA 18067, phone: 610-262-7537, website: http:// This trip is open to everyone who would like to come, not just library patrons. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. Ticket purchase deadline is Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Off The Shelf Palmerton Area Library

Preschool story hour is every Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Tail Waggin’Tutors is the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. until noon. Please preregister for a time slot by calling the library at 610-8263424. The next program will be Jan. 12. Watercolor painting classes are offered two days a week for children and adults. Call the teacher at 610-824-4962 for more information. New classes for adults and children are now forming. Homework Helpers is every Wednesday for grades 7-12 at 2:45 and for grades 1-6 at 3:15. Volunteer tutors will help children with homework and other assignments. This is a free program, please call to register. There is a Teen Advisory Group for teens in grades 5-12. New members are welcome. Check out the painted mural done by the teens this summer. Call the library and ask for Mariann for details. The Knitting club meets the first and third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. It is free and open to anyone interested in knitting and crocheting of all skill levels. The club meets all year long. The Third Monday Book club meets the third Monday of each month from noon until 1 p.m. and discusses a different book each month. On Jan. 21 the club will discuss “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin. New members are welcome. Yoga classes are offered every Saturday at 9 a.m. Call the teacher at 570-436-1762 for more information or stop in on Saturday morning.

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Advertiser’s Index Ace’s Repair and Fix It Shop................................. 41 Affordable Plumbing.............. 34 Amey’s Clean Rite Septic....... 32 Amey’s Garage, Inc................... 2 Andrejack’s General Contracting, Inc....................... 42 B. Biechy Construction Company................................... 42 Bechtel’s.................................... 22 Becker Homes.......................... 40 Birthday Coupon..................... 17 Blue Mountain Construction, Inc..................... 40 Blue Mountain Evergreen....... 33 Blue Mountain Health System.......................... 21 C&C Food Outlet..................... 14 Campton Funeral Home........ 31 Carl’s Service Center.............. 32 Charles H. Mantz, Inc............. 33 Cherryville Service Center........................................ 48 Clean Sweep....................6, 30, 39 CLIU........................................... 10 Country Clippers Pet Grooming........................... 19 Crystal Vision Center.............. 20 Customer One.................... 33, 42 D&F Leather............................. 17

Don Messinger......................... 40 Edgemont Acres...................... 16 Everett Chiropractic.................. 7 Eugene Hankee & Son........... 32 Family Practice......................... 22 Frey & Co.................................... 2 Friedens Fire Co....................... 11 G.D. Shupp............................... 40 George Bensing Funeral Home, Inc................... 31 Good Eye................................... 31 Hassler Roofing Inc................. 37 J&J Coins................................... 18 Lehigh Valley Apparel.............. 4 Lehigh Valley Spinal Care Center.................. 20 Lincoln Manor........................... 4 Linda’s....................................... 13 Livengood Excavators Inc...... 34 LNC Tax..........................................9 Lorrah’s........................................41 LT Country Garden...................12 LT Vol Fire Valentine................ 16 Mack’s Tree Service................. 41 Mel Fritz Construction........... 40 Miller Supply........................... 35 Mint Home Improvement..... 40 Miracolo.................................... 22 Moore Twp. Lioness Penny Party............................... 13 Myers Contracting.................. 40

Myster Tree & Shrub Service....................................... 41 Nancy's Therapeutic Massage....................................... 2 Neff’s Masonry........................ 41 Neffs National Bank Clothing Drive......................... 18 Northern Lehigh Insurance & Notary...................................... 5 Off The Wall.............................. 33 Painting & Papering by R. Marlatt.................................. 41 Pastor Lundmark..................... 30 Phil & Son................................. 33 Phil Long Construction.......... 40 Pizza Como............................... 15 R.Snyder Insurance........... 10, 28 Reiss Cycle.................................. 3 Richard B. Ryon ...................... 26 Ron Biechy................................ 33 Ron’s Handyman..................... 41 Roosevelt Dem. Club................ 3 Rotary Club of Slatington...... 13 Rudy’s Home Services............ 35 Sheba-Do Graphix.................. 17 Silfies Fuel................................. 15 Slatington Diner...................... 13 SNAP Fitness............................ 48 St. John Neumann..................... 5 Stolz - House for Sale............... 6 Stress Relief Center................ 21 Sullivan................................ 11, 23 Susan C. Schneck Notary Public........................... 15 TCG Favorite Restaurant....... 16 The Village at Palmerton........ 27 Thomson’s Meat Market........ 42 Trees by Dave & Son............... 41 Veterans Discount Oil............. 36 Vigilant Fire Co.................. 17, 18 W. Neff Auto............................. 35 Walnutport Family Eye Care & Optical Boutique................... 2 Woodstone Country Club....... 47

Snow geese take flight on January 11. This photo was taken by Alan Brooks just off of Valley View Drive in Bath.

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