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From the Publisher’s Desk

Joe Korba

Being a relatively new homeowner certainly has changed my perspective on our home improvement issue. There is always something to do—get art on the walls, paint, and yard work. I have to admit, I love it. There is an amazing sense of accomplishment in completing something in your home. The Gazette has always been a resource for local contractors and other home improvement specialists. We have a section in every single edition dedicated to these hard-working people; most of them locally owned businesses. So, as rewarding as do-it-yourself work is, remember that this paper is a great source for work that might be outside of your wheelhouse. As always, I hope you enjoy this edition.

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LCCC Foundation Holds Bingo/Vendor Shopping For Scholarships

Submitted by DENISE REIFINGER The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Foundation will host bingo and vendor shopping on Saturday, April 2, in the Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman Community Services Center on LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville. This event, entitled “Raising the Paw,” is just one of many events that support the Jennifer L. Snyder Memorial Veterinary Technician Scholarship Fund at the LCCC Foundation. All proceeds will benefit this Foundation scholarship. Doors open at 10 a.m. for vendor shopping. Vendors will include It Works, Magnificent Magnets, My Favorite Inspirations, Origami Owl, Jewelry in Candles by Sara, Tastefully Simple and Thirty-One gifts. Vendor openings are still available. Food and beverages will be sold by CulinArt Dining Services; outside food and beverages are not permitted. Doors will open at noon, with bingo games starting at 1 p.m. Bingo prizes include purses from designers such as Vera Bradley, Coach, Michael Kors and other popular brands. There will be door prizes and raffle drawings at an additional cost. Dabbers will

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be on sale for $1 each. Advance tickets at $20 can be purchased online at www.lccc.edu/foundation. Cost is $25 at the door. Price includes 20 games of bingo and special games. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For event tickets, sponsorship donations and more information, please contact Jane Wilchak at jwilchak@lccc.edu or 610-799-1929.

Spring Breakfast Buffet

Submitted by BOB TRESKOT The Walnutport Canal Association and the Walnutport Playground Association will host their fifth annual all-you-can-eat “Spring Breakfast Buffet.” The breakfast will be held Sunday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Walnutport Canal Association’s pavilion. There will be a lot of good food for everyone to enjoy, such as scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, pancakes, toast, beverages, and more. We plan to keep the cost at $8.50 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 10, and children 3 and under eat free. Please come early and enjoy not only the breakfast, but also the beauty of the canal. Bring all your family and friends and after breakfast you can take a walk along the towpath. Profits will go to support both the Canal and Playground Associations. Please come out and enjoy a great day of good food and friendship.

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New: Tai Chi, Sponsored By Northern Lehigh Community Center

Submitted by MICHELLE RABER The Northern Lehigh Community Center will sponsor a new class for this area, Tai Chi. Tai Chi, often called, "meditation in motion" is a discipline that integrates mind, body and spirit as you practice a series of slow moving martial arts exercises, called "forms." Tai Chi increases strength and promotes calm and harmony improving the flow of energy in the body. Classes are a combination of group and individual instruction. Perfection and refining techniques is essential in the study of this art and you will be working at your pace to achieve your personal best.  Remember to wear loose-fitting clothing. You can attend just one session or all eight classes. This class will be taught by Mr. William Merkel and will be held Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Northern Lehigh Middle School gym. The spring series begins April 5 and ends May 24. Cost of each class is $5.

Contact the NLCC at 610-760-0300 or email nlcommunitycenter@gmail.com to register. The NLCC is still collecting "moo caps" from Turkey Hill milk products as a fundraiser. You can drop them off in the canister at the counter of the Slatington Turkey Hill.

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Meet The Staff

Are you handy around the house? What’s one home improvement-esque accomplishment that you’re proud of? Joe Korba Associate Publisher

I don’t think I can say that I’m handy. Everything I know how to do, I learned from my dad. I still enlist him and my tradesmen friends to help me when I need to do any serious work around the house. Honestly, I’m just happy when I hang art straight on the wall or unclog a drain successfully.

Danielle Tepper Editor

Catherine Stroh Publishing Assistant

I don’t consider myself handy in any way whatsoever, but in my 8th grade shop class, we had the choice of either building a bench or a corner shelf. I chose to make the corner shelf since my older sister made the bench. I was very proud of myself and my shelf, it was such a cool feeling knowing I constructed something.

Tony Pisco

I wish I could say some of my dad’s awesome Art Director skills have rubbed off on me, but I’m grateful I am not handy around the house, so the to at least know how to hang things. One next home improvement accomplishment thing I’d say is I have decent taste in wall art my wife makes will be my new favorite. and arranging it. But that’s about it!

Donna Bachman Accounting Manager

Being handy around my house is not easy for me, but one thing I can usually be pretty accomplished at is choosing paint colors when we decide to re-do any particular room of our house. I love matching accessories to the color after finished as well.

Christine Stroh Account Executive

One day, after the girls went off to school, I painted our dining room walls and applied a border before anybody got home. It was quite a surprise to everyone and the border is still sticking!

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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Burkhardt

Submitted by CINDY DEPPE Our dear elementary teacher, Mrs. Marion Burkhardt, will be celebrating 102 years on March 7. To help celebrate her birthday, we are holding a card shower for her. Mrs. Burkhardt's mailing address is: Broomall Rehabilitation & Nursing Home, 50 North Malin Road, Broomall, PA 19008. Mrs. Burkhardt lived in Lehigh Township for most of her life, graduating from Kutztown University in the 1930s. Her first teaching position was in a one-room schoolhouse in Indianland (Cherryville), teaching grades one through eight. In 1941, Marion married Herbert Burkhardt and taught in the two-room schoolhouse in Treichlers. After the new Lehigh Elementary School was built in 1955, Mrs. Burkhardt taught kindergarten until her retirement. Mrs. Burkhardt

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taught in the Northamtpon Area School District for 33 years. Mrs. Burkhardt has one son, Dr. Barry Burkhardt, three grandsons, and several great-grandchildren.

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LAW PRACTICE MERGES Steckel and Stopp, LLC is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2016, the Law Office of Attorney Frank M. Skrapits at 2152 Main Street, Northampton has merged with the Law Offices of Steckel and Stopp, LLC. The historic Northampton office location of Attorney Skrapits will be part of the Steckel and Stopp office group. Attorney Skrapits is a veteran of the United States Marines. He received his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College in 1953 and graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1956. After being admitted to the Bar, Attorney Skrapits returned to Northampton Borough, where he began a private practice spanning several decades from 1959 to present. Attorney Stephen A. Strack of the Law Offices of Steckel & Stopp has been serving, representing and counseling clients at Attorney Skrapits’ office at the Northampton location for the past twelve years and will continue to do so. The Law Offices of Steckel & Stopp also serves clients through three other office locations, namely: 1036 Main Street, Slatington, 125 South Walnut Street, Slatington and 4331 Route 309, Schnecksville.


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Two Shows: Dr. Lori & Expo At Split Rock In April Submitted by DEB KLECKNER Visitors to the Carbon County Home Business & Outdoor Expo have two reasons to attend. They are able to visit with exhibitors and shop for home improvements and products, and bring their items to Dr. Lori's Antiques Appraisal Show. Dr. Lori stars as the antiques appraiser on the Discovery channel's hit reality TV show, “Antique Kings.” Attendees can watch Dr. Lori's show for free with their paid admission to the Expo. Those who wish to have items appraised may purchase an appraisal for $25. Dr. Lori will provide tips on how to sell your unwanted stuff for top dollar. If your item is of value, show sponsors, such as Shirley Katz Insurance, will be in attendance for the "ins and outs" of covering valuable items. You can talk with experts from Paul Davis Emergency Services about drying tips and techniques should your valuables become subject to water, plus, learn from Affordable Comfort Contracting how important climate control is for those valuables you possess. Dr. Lori will have two shows daily. Dr. Lori shows will be Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

during the Expo. Expo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at Split Rock H2O Water Park & Convention Center in Lake Harmony. Renovations to Split Rock and the elimination of the entrance fee, has made it a premier destination once again. Stop by and enter to win various prizes while at the Expo, including a new Weber Grill, valued at more than $900, courtesy of R.F. OHL. For Information on the Expo or the Dr. Lori Antique Appraisal show, call 610-379-1099 or visit carboncountyexpo.com.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 1 p.m., doors open at noon Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center Lehigh Carbon Community College $20 advance ticket; $25 at the door. Includes 20 games. Only 200 tickets will be sold. • Raffle drawings are additional cost. • Dabbers $1 each. • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Community Calendar EVERY THURSDAY • Good Shepherd Church of Slatington playgroup (1st & 3rd), 10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5. FMI, 610-760-1687. • Schnecksville Sr. Citizens Club, 12 p.m. at Schnecksville Fire Co. FMI, 610-769-7570. • Polka, Laurel Fire Co. (3rd & 4th) 5 to 7 p.m. FMI, 610-2622077. • Rotary Club of Slatington meeting, Woodstone Country Club, 6:15 p.m. FMI, 484-9512468. • Al-Anon Family Group, St. John’s UCC in Palmerton, from 7 to 8 p.m. FMI, 570-8614928 • American Legion Aux. of Slatington at Legion (1st), 7:30 p.m. FMI, 610-760-1098. • PA German Friends meeting (3rd), St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Allentown. FMI 610-767-7140. • GriefShare, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lehighton. FMI, 570-3869960. EVERY FRIDAY • Preschool Story Hour, Palmerton Library 10:30 a.m. • Mom, Pop and Tot class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Northampton Rec. Center. Toddler based activities/ group activities - FMI 610502-2990 or reccenter@rcn. com EVERY SATURDAY • Cancer Connections Group Meeting, Bethany Wesleyan Church (3rd Sat.) 10 a.m. • Forgotten Felines Cat and Kitten Adoptions, 12 to 4 p.m. 6022 Mountain Rd., Germansville. FMI 610-7609009.

EVERY SUNDAY • Learning, Experience & Discipleship classes, Bethany Wesleyan 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. • Recreational Coed Volleyball (ages 15 and up), Bethany Wesleyan gym beginning at 6:00 p.m. FMI 610-767-1239. EVERY MONDAY • Book Club, Palmerton Library (3rd Monday) 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. • Quilters Club at St. Peter’s UCC, Northampton. 1 to 4 p.m. FMI 610-837-7426. • Knitting Club, Palmerton Library (1st Monday ) 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. • Knitting for Veterans, Bath Legion 6 to 9 p.m. • TOPS, Dinkey Church, Ashfield 5:30 p.m. FMI 610852-2976. • Competitive Coed Volleyball (ages 15 and up), Bethany Wesleyan gym 6:30 p.m. FMI 610-767-1239. • Al-Anon Family Group/ Serenity Seekers, United Methodist Church, Aquashicola/Palmerton, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. FMI 484-4779697. EVERY TUESDAY • TOPS, Zion UCC, Lehighton. 4:30 p.m. FMI 610-657-1025. • ALATEEN support group for teens of family struggling w/ alcohol. Faith Alive Church, Palmerton/Bowmanstown, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult AlAnon and AA meetings, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. FMI 570-730-8601. • Senior Strength and balance class, Northampton Borough Rec. Center. 1 to 1:45 p.m. free with Silver Sneakers.

FMI 610-502-2990 or reccenter@rcn.com. EVERY WEDNESDAY • Preschool story hour, Slatington Library 11 a.m. • Individualized Basic Computer Class, Northampton Library 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. FMI 610-760-0207. • Alzheimer’s Support Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe. 6:30 p.m. (1st & 3rd) FMI 610-392-2380. • Homework Helpers, Palmerton Library 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. FMI 610-826-4962. • Nar-Anon Meetings Holy Cross Lutheran Church 696 Johnson Rd. (off Rte 946) Nazareth, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 • Free clothes for the whole family. Ebenezer UCC Closet on Decatur St. (Route 143), New Tripoli. 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. FMI: 610-298-8000. Saturday, March 12 • Free clothes for the whole family. Ebenezer UCC Closet on Decatur St. (Route 143), New Tripoli. 10 a.m. until Noon. FMI: 610-298-8000.  SPREAD THE WORD: The Blue Mtn. Town & Country Gazette is pleased to offer listings at no charge to you for FREE community events, programs, and meetings. This space is limited and reserved for those events that offer 100% free attendance and participation. If you would like to list your free event, please mail/email it to us or drop it at our office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Placing your yard sale/flea market classified ad is easy too! Just visit our website at www. townandcountrygazette.com.


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Celebrate Red Cross Month By Giving Blood In March in college. “Donating blood is a simple gift that I can make that may help up to three people live another day,” she said. “That makes me feel like a hero!” The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types are needed to help accident and burn victims, patients undergoing organ transplants, those receiving cancer treatments and others who rely on blood products. Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Submitted by BETH TOLL During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people down the street, across the country, and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of the everyday heroes, like Karla Essmiller, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities. Essmiller began donating blood and even coordinated a few blood drives when she was

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Post 16 Preparing For Memorial Day Services

Submitted by BOB CHURETTA The American Legion Allen O. Delke Post 16 in Slatington has started planning this year’s Memorial Day activities and schedule according to Post commander Bob Churetta. Dennis Ziegler, president of the Veterans Day and Memorial Day Committees of the Allen O. Delke Post 16, The American Legion, held their first meeting of the year on January 25. The

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following officers were elected. Dennis Ziegler, President; George Burke, Vice President; and Gordon Giannotti, Secretary. Items discussed at the meeting included replacing flags on veteran’s graves, Memorial Day weekend services, Memorial Day parade and services and participants and speakers for Memorial Day which is May 30 this year at Union Cemetery in Slatington. Flags for the veteran’s graves will be replaced on May 1. Volunteers will leave the American Legion Post at 9 a.m. to replace flags on the following 12 cemeteries: Williamstown, Jacksonville, New Tripoli U.C.C., Heidelberg U.C.C., Neff’s Lutheran, 7th St. Catholic, Fairview, Friedens, Presbyterian, Washington St. Catholic, Slatedale, and Union cemeteries. Rain dates are May 8 or 15. Anyone wishing to help, please meet at the American Legion Post by 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to honor our deceased veterans. Approximately 2,600 flags are scheduled to be replaced. Each veteran from the Revolutionary War to the present day whose grave is in these cemeteries will have his grave checked, the metal grave marker checked, and flag replaced with a Continued on Page 13

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Memorial Day Continued from Page 12 new one. The flags are provided by the county for Memorial Day. The county no longer provides flags for Veterans Day in November. The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16 from the Allen O. Delke Post has taken on the responsibility of purchasing flags for Veterans Day. They are conducting various fund raisers to collect the approximately $3,000 needed to purchase the flags. Memorial Day weekend will start with the Boy Scouts of the post sponsored troop 66 offering poppies on Friday and Saturday to help disabled veterans. Sunday, the Legion Post 16, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16, and the Legion Riders will conduct services at 9 outlying cemeteries. The Legion Auxiliary will provide lunch afterward. Monday, the Legion family will hold services at the remaining three cemeteries and also at the Trout Creek covered bridge. The Slatington 96th Memorial Day parade will form up on 2nd and Main Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade to Union cemetery starts at 10 a.m., followed by the main service at Union cemetery. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate at all services.

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Love of Learning

Your School News BIG WORD At Saint John Neumann Regional School

Submitted by EDNA SANTOS The Kindergarten and first grade at Saint John Neumann, Slatington Campus, was chosen to pilot a new online program that promotes reading in grades preschool to fourth. The program is called Big Word Club, developed by Shane deRolf, a children’s author. The program is designed to expand vocabulary and foster a love of reading in children. According to Mrs. Mary Hartz, Kindergarten teacher and Miss Jessica Yorke, first grade teacher, this program will help the students develop oral and listening vocabulary, journals, creative writing, and grammar. The SJNRS Student Council will be visiting our local day cares for a Story Time as part of their project called SJNRS Book Club. The purpose of the project is to encourage our younger

generations develop a love for reading and also to foster and support the leadership abilities of SJNRS students. In addition to visiting our local daycares, the student council is holding a book contest. The contest is open to the community. One winner will be selected from each three categories: Pre-K to K; Grade 1; Grades 2 to 3. The child who read the most books will be declared the winner. The date of the contest will be announced.

NAHS Pushing The “No Place For Hate” Initiative

Submitted by TARA MRAZIK Throughout the 2015-16 school year, Northampton Area High School has embraced the newly adopted “No Place For Hate” initiative. The initiative was first implemented earlier this school year by faculty, administration, and staff to spread awareness of bullying and discrimination, and to help put an end to these issues. The main idea of “No Place For Hate” is for people to learn to get along, despite their differences. The initiative was first introduced to mostly faculty and staff members, but it became obvious that it could be reaching a larger audience. Three senior DECA members at the high school, Ian Luberti, Bryan Morris, and Ian Csencsits, took on the task of promoting this worthwhile initiative in coordination with Assistant Principal Mike Lopata to help bring the message to the students. The three seniors have had a large impact on the student body through several meaningful promotional activities. Some of the promotional activities that these students have completed were broadcasting several public service announcements on The Morning Mix (NHS school news show), making a “No Place For Hate” bulletin board, hanging posters throughout the school, and selling “No Place For Hate”-themed T-shirts and wristbands. Continued on Page 15

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Northampton Area High School showing off their “No Place for Hate” spirit.

No Place For Hate Continued from Page 14 The public service announcements starred the Project Promoters, along with some of their classmates displaying exceptional “No Place For Hate” behavior in situations that may arise on a daily basis at school. The bulletin board and posters spread the “No Place For Hate” logo throughout the school. Students had a constant reminder of the initiative during the entire school day. The last, and most successful, promotional strategy was selling T-shirts and wristbands. Around 200 students wear the wristbands daily in support of the cause. According to Business and Technology Department Coordinator and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Mr. Coy Stampone, “I think the wristbands were one of the best ideas. They seemed to really bring the sports teams and other students together as one in trying to make our school a better place.” The high school has noticed a change in attitude throughout the school year due to this initiative. People seem to be getting along better, creating a more peaceful environment. The people who truly bought into the idea of ”No Place For Hate” are really making a difference around the school. Ian Luberti says, “Throughout the time I have helped promote this initiative, I have not only seen things change in the school, but also in myself. I have learned to respect others for their differences and appreciate everyone for what they do in our school.” Ian Csencsits, another project coordinator, says, “I think that Northampton

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Touch of Dutch Submitted by LARRY GRADWOHL 23 Matz, 1961 Fer Yaahre zerick waare die Zeitinge net so voll vun was aageht in so Bletz wie Cuba un Russia, awwer sie hen gedruckt vun viel Dinge graad deheem, was alle ebber bekannt waar mit. Dies Zeit vun Yaahr waar der Biddre-zelaat adder Pissebett der Subject fer die Zeitinge. Ee Zeiting vun 1897 saagt in English, „Dandelion is growing fast.“ Amme annere Blatz saagt’s, „Many people were out hunting dandelion on Tue. and Wed. and watched the snowflakes on Thur.” Yar, der Griedunnerschdaag iss der Daag fer Biddre-zelaad esse. Sell halt em gsund fer’s ganz Yaahr. Es waar nix wie gedaerrde Bohne, Welschkann un so Dinge en ganzer Winder un wann der Zelaat kumme iss waar alle ebber ganz wiedich fer grie Schtoft un es hot en ganze Schpiel-schissel voll genumme fer sie al satt fiedere. Biddre-zelaat iss gsund net yuscht uff Grie-dunnerschdaag, awwer so lang, as mer’n esse kann, iewens wann er schunnt Blumme hot. Wann mer so draus rumkummt un abshtoppt an Ess-bletz, dann kann mer an so viel Bletz

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sehne, as sie yuscht Geld mache wolle uff die PA Deitsche hie. Mer grickt en glee vier-eckich Babier unner der Deller glegt fer „fancy“ mit alle Sadde Schprich-wadde druff, as sie eem weissmache wolle, so deede die PA Deitsch schwetze, wann sie Englisch schwetze deede. Drei vaddler devun sin so dumm un so weid ab vun der Schpur, awwer eenich ebbes, as sie duh kenne fer die Englische vernarre halde. Nau des iss arrig waahr, as mer Deitsche oft Dinge hinnerscht-vedderscht saage, awwer mir meene sie sedde Leit froge, wann sie so Sache drucke wolle, as wissde was sie am Duh waere. Nau ganz katzlich hen mer eens gheert, Continued on Page 17


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Touch of Dutch Continued from Page 16 as yuscht gut waer fer so ebbes. Der Ariyelschpieler in der Karrich iss immer der Vorsinger gheese waere. Es iss als gsaagt warre, „Er dutt vorsinge an der Karrich.“ Mir hen awwer ebber heere saage katzlich ,wie gschwetzt iss warre vum Vorsinger, „He is the front singer. He sings front at the church.“ Well, es iss nau nix letz mit sellem, iss es? Awwer sell iss nau eens, as ich gleiche deede zu sehne uff so re „Place mat“. -Florence Baver March 23, 1961 Years back, the papers were not so full of events happening in places like Cuba or Russia, but they printed articles about things around home, with which everyone was familiar. [Florence wrote this article in the early years of Castro’s takeover of Cuba and in the midst of the Cold War with Russia.] This time of the year dandelion was the subject for newspapers. [The two Dutch words stated here, were used in different regions of our area.] One newspaper in 1897 wrote in English, “Dandelion is growing fast.” At another place it said, “Many people were out hunting dandelion on Tuesday and Wednesday, and watched the snowflakes on Thursday.” Yes, Green Thursday [Holy Thursday before Easter, March 24th this year,] is the day to eat dandelion salad. That will keep one healthy for the whole year. There was nothing but dried beans and corn and like vegetables [to eat] the whole winter and when the dandelion came in, everyone was crazy hungry for greens and it took a complete wash pan dishful to fill everyone to satisfaction. Dandelion is healthy not only on Green Thursday, but as long as we can eat it, even when it is blooming. When we get out and about and stop at an eating place, then we can see that they just want to make money off the PA Dutch there. One gets a small rectangular sheet of paper under the dinner plate, laid there for “fancy” with all sort of sayings on it that intend to inform one of how the PA Dutch speak when they use English. Three fourth of that is so dumb and so far off the mark, just anything and everything that they can do to keep fooling the English speaking people [regarding the Dutch]. Now it is very true that the Dutch people often say things backwards [with respect to English grammar, but, none the less, correct according to Dutch word order]. But we think they should ask people who know what they

are doing , when they want to print such things. Now very recently we heard a saying that would just be good for such a case. The organist in the church would always be called the choir director [because in rural churches, at least, those two responsibilities were often combined]. It was always said, “He is leading the singing at the church.” But we heard someone recently say, when the choir director was spoken of, “He is the front singer. He sings front at the church.” [If one breaks down the verb, vorsinge, or the noun, Vorsinger, into their components, vor + singe(r), the literal translation would be ‘to sing front of’ and ‘front singer’.] Well now there is nothing wrong with that, is it? Now that is one that we would like to see on such a “place mat”.

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BAVTS GLVADA Winners Submitted by CONNIE MUSCHKO Bethlehem AVTS students take First Place in automotive technology competition sponsored by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association hosted at Northampton Community College. Seniors Logan Koehler, Northampton, and Dan Mirza, BECA, won the competition. Both seniors are cooperative education students, Logan at Cherryville Service Center in Slatington and Dan at JCL Automotive in Hellertown. The competition consisted of six hands-on workstations which tested the students’ knowledge in various areas. The students also had to diagnose and repair a “bugged” vehicle. We would like to thank Wind Gap Chevrolet for sponsoring BAVTS and allowing us to borrow a vehicle for three weeks to prepare for the competition. The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA) established the GLVADA Automotive Competition in 2002. The competition was established to promote an alliance between the Lehigh Valley auto dealers and local vocational technical programs. Since 2002, students who have won the GLVADA competition have gone on to represent GLVADA at the National Automotive Technology competition in New York City. This competition is held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show. More than 30 teams of students will be representing their sending automotive dealers association for the chance to win over 3 million dollars in prizes and scholarships. This competition is sponsored by almost every major vehicle manufacturer and several industry and tool suppliers.  Each student received 100% scholarships (est. $40,000) value to Universal Technical Institute, 50% scholarships (est. $20,000) value to Automotive Training Center and $4,000 scholarships (est. 50%) to Northampton Community College.   Logan and Dan will be moving on to represent

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Submitted by LOUISE BECHTEL The library is holding a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. The drawing will be April 18. The library is co-hosting an arts evening with the Woman’s Club of Slatington on Monday, April 18. There will be local art on exhibit and entertainment by the students of the Northern Lehigh School District. Photography will be accepted from adults and children grades 3-12 and art from adults and children grades 7-12. There will be cash prizes for children receiving 1st, 2nd, or 3rd places. One item per category is allowed per entrant. If interested, please contact the Woman’s Club of Slatington at either skarpiszin@gmail.com or carolm1@ptd.net. Deadline for entries is April 1. Introducing a new way to support the library, download the BENEFIT app, as easy as a credit card and safer than a wallet. When you use the Benefit app at checkout at any participating retailers, a percentage of the transaction is donated to a nonprofit (like the Slatington Library) of your choice. 3-20% of your transaction will be donated to the library. For more information, please visit www.benefit-mobile.com. The Slatington Book Club will meet Monday, March 7 at 1 p.m. All are welcome. The book for the month is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Please call the library if you have any questions. The topic for the diabetes lecture for the month of March is “Small Steps For Big Results.”The lecture will be given March 23 at 1 p.m. at the library. Being a member of the library provides the patron access to both e-books and e-magazines. E-books are made available at the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (http://cldl.lib.overdrive.com). E-magazines are available from Zinio. Both links are provided on the library’s website. The next preschool story hour session will begin in March. More info coming soon. For all Slatington Library information and hours, visit www.slatelibrary.com or call 610-767-6461.

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Indianland Garden Club News Submitted by BEVERLY PUTT Spring is around the corner! It's not too early to think about gardens and flowers! The first meeting of 2016 will be held Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville. Doors open at 6 p.m. The format for the meeting will be changed and a group from the 4-H Club of Little Moore, "Sprouts," will be visiting the club. Members of the club will demonstrate how to make a terrarium. Dues for 2016 are payable at this meeting and members will receive the new booklet for the year. There will be a review of changes for 2016. Club members are encouraged to participate in the March tournament, as follows: Specimens - Pussy Willow, Crocus, Forsythia, Pansy, Hellebore, Viola, Snowdrop, hand-dried flowers, any forced branches or flower. Houseplants - Dish Garden, Geranium, Hoya, Palm Plant, Crown of Thorns, Dish Garden, Hanging Basket, Herb, Houseplants (flowers), Houseplants (foliage). Arrangements - Love is in the Air - a creative design; Lucky Charms - All green arrangement; and/or Blown Away - your own interpretation Photography - Spring Thaw. A bus trip is planned to Nemours! (DuPont

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Two Shows, One Weekend

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the restored 18th century Governor Wolf School, and in the 19th century Monocacy Schoolhouse. There will be 30+ exhibitors featuring local primitives, original paint furniture, early textiles, folk art, early tools, toys, historical china, blue decorated stoneware, jewelry, early kitchen items and lighting. Some of the dealers who will exhibit are Abby Brooks, Dave Irons, Mary Beach, John Billiard, Robert Schenck, Ken Vliet, Bill Fretz, Terri Horwath, Tina Black, Stephen Burkhardt, Claudia Colins, Helen Bryan, Sally Szelag, Stephen Zluky, Patsy Menecola, Barbara Schwarz, Dave Koch, Bernie Dreher, John Cawley, Brad Hamilton, Carol Alfred, Brian Hart, Jean Torrie, and Marsha Batts. In addition to the antique exhibitors, there will be an on-going demonstration and tasting of Open Hearth Cooking and, for the first time, an appraisal clinic of antiques on Sunday. Appraisals will be conducted Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. by Charlotte Schneck, a certified appraiser. Cost for the verbal appraisals is $5 per item (in addition to the admission fee), with a limit of two items

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8th Annual Benefit Antiques Show For Governor Wolf Historical Society

The Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its 8th annual Benefit Antiques Show in Bath on March 5 and 6. The show will be held in the three historical buildings owned by the society, many in room settings with corner fireplaces, on both floors of the 18th century Ralston McKeen House where Thomas McKeen had a store in the 1800s, in

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Claudia Collins from Felton, PA shows off her extensive selection of iron and pewter kitchen implements from the 18th and 19th centuries at the Gov. Wolf Historical Society Antiques Show. Larry Hilborn, Michelle Colbert, Terry Kolowitz, Mike Vasilik, Deborah Rogers, Violet Pammer, Charles Brehm, Jeremy Trach, Ed Weinhofer, Continued from Page 24 Marjorie Prendergast, and Joseph Leabold. In per person. Please call 610-390-0555 to reserve addition to the antique exhibitors, there will an appraisal time. There is ample parking on the be an informative talk by collector and print property and food is provided by Daily Grind archivist Evelyn Stravino on the history and care of Bath in the society's Schoolhouse Cafe. The of "Currier & Ives" prints. Food will be provided admission cost is $6, good for admission both days. by the church ladies in the Garden of Feedin' Cafe. Show hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and The admission cost is $5. This is a one-day show Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6600 Jacksonville Rd. in with hours on Saturday of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christ Bath. For more information, call Carol at 610-390- Church's address is 109 S. Chestnut St. in Bath. For 0555 or visit www.govwolf.org. more info., call Darrin at 610-390-0720 or visit www. Facebook.com/ChestnutStreetAntiquesShow. Chestnut Street Antiques

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Also on Saturday, March 5, there will be a second one-day antique show only 1.5 miles from the GWHS show. The Chestnut Street Antiques Show will be held in the 1876 Christ Church of Bath. The show will be held in the large Fellowship Hall and several other rooms. There will be 20+ exhibitors featuring prints, books, local advertising, primitives, country furniture, textiles, folk art, early tools, toys, china, glass, blue decorated stoneware, jewelry, kitchen items and lighting, and collectibles. Some of the dealers who will exhibit are Evelyn Stravino,


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Northern Lehigh Middle School Honor Roll The Northern Lehigh Middle School honor roll for the second marking period of the 20152016 school year as announced by Mrs. Jill Chamberlain, Principal, is as follows: High Honor Roll: Must have a composite average of 95% or above AND all individual course averages of 90% or above. 8th Grade: Harlee R. Bachman, Jagger L. Bolton, Jason J. Check, Maddison J. Cunfer, Katherine Custer, Sabrina G. Grabarits, Paige E. Hude, Zachary M. Moyer, Reagan B. Pender, Brianna M. Schuck, Catherine D. Shelly, Carter J. Smith, Shyanna L. Williams 7th Grade: Riley H. Albert, Makenzie L. Brungard, Hailey M. Evans, Gage T. Giering, Kristen B. Guelcher, Ryan M. Hammond, Brady M. Hanzarik, Kaitlyn R. Hausman, Patrick T. Hollenbach, Breanna L. Hoppes, Emily G. Hunsicker, Elijah G. Jackovitz, Natalie G. Keller, Shaina S. Mazzocca, Nicholas J. Miller, Gino-Carlos Nurena, Madison R. Seier, Ariana L. Smoyer, Julia R. Wanamaker Honor Roll: Must have a composite average of 85% or above AND all individual courses averages of 70% or above. 8th Grade: Hannah R. Albert, Madison M. Amorim, Paige O. Bauer, Preston B. Bauer, Tia R.

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W hen Ace Met Pluto If you’re a fan, you never forget the joy you feel the first time you visit Disney. The

same holds true for this sweet pup named Ace. Ace is training to help the blind through Guide Dogs of America, according to his owner Sandy. She took him to Disneyland a few months ago for a socialization experience and when he stumbled across one of the most famous dogs in popular culture, in the flesh (so to speak), his obedience faltered a bit! Sandy took to Facebook to clarify that after Ace eventually settled into a “down and stay” position, Pluto tried to break him for a few moments but Ace held steadfast. “That is my boy and I am proud of him and love the Disney characters for being so kind and helpful! It will be 6-9 months of extensive training with licensed trainers before Ace has the opportunity to graduate as a guide dog and has the right match in a human partner.” The adorable clip was posted to the Disney Dorks community Facebook page where it has been viewed more than 20,685,000 times and was promptly picked up and shared by media outlets far and wide.

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In honor of celebrating our new location and going into our 7th year of business, we will have great sales throughout our store! The following discounts will be taken on all dresses: 10% off orders and 20% off dresses bought out of stock. With your purchase, you will also be entered into our special drawing to receive an extra discount, taken off of your balance. The drawings will include $100 off bridal, $50 off mother’s, or $25 off a bridesmaids dress. Appointments can be scheduled at 484-262-3858. Call today to reserve your spot! *Refreshments will also be served. 316 North Best Avenue, Route 145, Walnutport, Pa 18088 www.vkbridalcouture.com • Facebook: V. K. Bridal Couture Hours: Mon. - 11a - 7p • Tues. - 1p - 5p Wed. - 11a - 7p • Thurs. - 11a - 5p Fri. - 11a - 5p • Sat. - 9a- 3p • Sun. - CLOSED


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Spread the Good Word St. Nicholas Catholic Church News

Submitted by MARIANNE GESSLER St. Nicholas Catholic Church is currently seeking artisans for a juried Craft/Art Show to be held Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. Only original artwork and handmade crafts will be accepted. For more information and an application, contact Lisa at jmckeow@aol.om or Nancy at nsteinmetz@windywillowstudio.com. Lenten Wednesdays continue until March 16. There will be a simple soup supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by Adoration and Confession at 6:30 culminating with Stations of the Cross at 7. Confessions will be held Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. up until March 16 and all Saturdays in Lent

at 3:45 p.m. There will also be Penance Services Sunday, March 13 at Assumption Church at 3 p.m., Monday, March 14 at Sacred Heart Church at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, March 15 at St. Nicholas Church at 7 p.m. Palm Sunday Masses will be held Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m.   Living Stations will be put on by St. John Neumann Students on Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. On March 12 and 13, St. Nicholas will host its annual Basket Social, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drawings will occur at 1:15 p.m. Winners need not be present and will be notified by phone following the drawing. There will be a nice selection of Continued on Page 32

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Spread the Good Word Continued from Page 31 baskets for all ages. Tickets are $5 for 26 tickets. The kitchen will be open selling turkey and hamburger BBQ, hot dogs, homemade pierogies, vegetarian chili, and helushki (cabbage and noodles), along with coffee, tea, and soda. Take-out will be available. There will also be a bake sale filled with many delicious, tempting treats. To cap off our social, we will be selling beautiful artificial floral arrangements for home, gifts, and cemetery uses. These arrangements are reasonably priced and very attractive. 

Spring Fling

Dance

Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Rt. 873, Schnecksville Open to the public

Band "Friction" playing music from the '60s to the present BBQ Platters available from 6 to 8 pm (included in ticket price) $10 adults, $5 for kids 4-10, 3 and under free OR $25 per family

Saturday, March 5 from 6 to 10 pm

For additional information, call the church office at 610-767-6884.

St. Peter’s UMC Events

Submitted by SHARLEEN CROSSETT We invite you to join in our Lenten meals and services on April 2, 9, and 16 at 5:30 p.m. for the meal and 7 for the service. The Lenten Theme is “Forgiveness.” Look ahead for our soup, potato filling and bacon dressing sale just in time for Easter. Orders for quarts of ham and bean, potato, or turkey pot pie, 2 lb. tub for potato filling, or 1 qt. bacon dressing are due by March 13. All items are $5 each. Those interested may call 610-767-1682 to order. Orders are to be picked up Friday, March 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. It’s almost spring and the senior lunch is back on March 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday morning Bible study at 10 a.m. During Lent, the Wednesday night Bible study will be held Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. instead. Sunday school is held for all ages at 9 a.m. Our Blended Worship service is at 10:15 a.m. each Sunday. Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month. AWANA is at 6 p.m. and Youth group at 7:30 p.m. 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, check us out at www.STPetersUMCEmerald.com, or look for us on Facebook.

Spring Basket Social at Jerusalem Lutheran Church 500 Church Drive in Palmerton (Trachsville) Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Themed baskets, raffle, door prize, refreshments, homemade soups, bake sale, chow chow and apple butter. Three baskets will have $25 hidden among the contents. u For info, call 610-681-5200.


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Lehigh Township Historical Society News Submitted by BEVERLY PUTT Mark your calendar for the Annual Basket Social to be held at the LT Fire Company at 4188 Lehigh Drive in Cherryville on Sunday, April 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. This will be the 13th year the society will be holding this event. Tickets will be sold at the door. Winners will be contacted if not in attendance for the drawing which will begin at 4 p.m. The kitchen will be open so come for lunch and support the fire company. Come for the afternoon and meet all your friends there.

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner Heidelberg Union Church Church & Irvin Roads Saegersville Area

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Limited Seating @ 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. (Snow Date: March 13, 2016)

Adults: $11.00 Children 4-10: $6.00 Children 3 & under: Free

Call for tickets: 610-5351 or 610-767-6557

Donations are appreciated. You may bring items to the fire company from 10 to 11 on April 3 or contact a member for other arrangements. Call 610-440-0151 for more details. LTHS appreciates your support.

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He Couldn’t Save Himself

Roy Larson Larson was was maneuvering maneuvering the the unfamiliar unfamiliar stick stick shift shift on on a a "loaner" "loaner" Roy electric wheelchair as he ventured into downtown Glen Ellyn, Illinois, for a electric as hethe ventured intotracks downtown GlenStreet, Ellyn, Illinois, a haircut. wheelchair While crossing railroad on Main one offor the haircut. While crossing railroad tracks onAsMain Street, one of the chair's wheels became the lodged in the track. Larson struggled to free the wheel, something went wrong the chair's electrical system, and chair's wheels became lodged inwith the track. As Larson struggled to free the wheel, chair refused to move. Suddenly thechair's lightselectrical began tosystem, flash, and the something went wrong with the and the signal bells started to ring. The gates in front of Larson and behind the to move. Suddenly the lights began to flash, and him chair beganrefused to lower. the signal bells started ring. Thefrantically gates in front of Larson The first person Larson to saw as he looked for helpand wasbehind Mark Bade who sprinted him began to lower.to his side and began to struggle with the chair. At almost theperson same moment, DonasBurgeson stopped his car the gates and The first Larson saw he frantically looked forathelp was Mark leaped out to help Bade wrench the chair free from the track and drag Bade who sprinted to his side and began to struggle with the chair. At it out of harm's way. "After the train went by, I just said thanks," Larson almost the only samereason moment, stopped his cartwo at the gates and said. "The I amDon hereBurgeson today is because these guys saved my life." leaped out to help Bade wrench the chair free from the track and drag frightful experience theby,reality thethanks," situation Larson everyit Larson’s out of harm's way. "After thepictures train went I justofsaid one is in as it pertains to facing a holy God and the coming judgment of said. "The only reason I am here today is because these two guys saved sin. The Bible says, “So then every one of us shall give account of my life."to God” (Romans 14:12). The problem is that “all have sinned” himself (Romans for experience which all stand beforeof God! Like Larson’s Larson’s3:23) frightful picturesguilty the reality the situation everystruggling himself, to judgment save themone is in ashopelessly it pertainstotofree facing a holymany Godtry andtheir the best coming of selves by good works and acts of righteousness, but the Bible declares sin. The righteousnesses Bible says, “So then every of us shall64:6). give Like account of “all our are as filthyone rags” (Isaiah Larson, himself to God” need (Romans 14:12). The problemGod is that have sinned” we desperately outside intervention! has“all provided it! “Not by works 3:23) of righteousness have before done, but according to his (Romans for which allwhich standweguilty God! Like Larson’s mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration…Which he shed struggling hopelessly to free himself, many try their best to save themon us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour” (Titus 3:5-6). selves by good works and acts of righteousness, but the Bible declares I urge you to humbly accept Christ’s salvation now and thank Him “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6). Like Larson, forever!

we desperately need outside intervention! God has provided it! “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration…Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour” (Titus 3:5-6). I urge you to humbly accept Christ’s salvation now and thank Him forever!


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New Comfort For Older Homes

(NAPS)—The charm of an older home is an attractive selling feature. Less appealing are the inefficiencies of an older heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system or the absence of a cooling system. Updating to an HVAC system improves comfort and often makes good economic sense, but it requires careful planning. Asking the right questions and enlisting the help of a qualified HVAC contractor can make it possible to create a comfortable, efficient environment without spoiling the character of these classic structures. Step 1: Determine how much equipment you need Ask your HVAC contractor to conduct a “Manual J” load calculation to determine your home’s unique heating and cooling needs. This calculation analyzes everything that affects air temperature in your home—things like windows, orientation to the sun, and duct leakage. Using this calculation, your contractor can recommend the right-size equipment for your home. Step 2: Determine the location of the unit and inspect ductwork Ask your contractor where the new equipment will be located and whether your ductwork is

properly sealed, insulated and sized for the equipment. Dust and debris in the ductwork can reduce the HVAC system’s efficiency and damage its components, so have the ductwork inspected before shopping for a new system. Your contractor should also inspect the home’s electrical system to be sure it provides enough power to handle a new, upgraded HVAC system. Step 3: Discuss your efficiency and “stage” options Whether shopping for a furnace, air conditioner or heat pump, always check the efficiency of the Continued on Page 37 FAITH LUTHERAN BASKET SOCIAL

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

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

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

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Lehighton, 610-533-0107 W 9 a.m., BS 6:30 p.m. Thurs.

Heidelberg Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-1526 W 8:30 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m.

Egypt Community Church Egypt, 610-262-4961 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Emmanuel UCC Bowmanstown W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. Evangelical Lutheran Church Schnecksville (HA) 610-767-6884 W - 9 a.m. Faith Independent Church of Christ Walnutport W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

Bethel U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-1898 W 10 a.m. SS 9 a.m.

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

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

First UCC 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. Christ’s Church at Lowhill UCC New Tripoli W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. Christ U.C.C., Little Moore Danielsville, 610-837-6051 W 9 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m. Christ U.C.C. Walnutport, 610-767-1601 W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Concordia Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-8500 W 9 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m. Covenant United Methodist Church Bath, 610-837-7517 HA W 8 & 10:30 a.m. SS (all ages) 9:15 a.m.

Friedens UCC Slatington, 610-767-7099 HA W 9:30 a.m. God’s Missionary Church Northampton, 610-262-4412 W 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Good Shepherd UCC Slatington, 610-767-9680 (HA) W 8:30 & 11 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville, 610-262-9517 W Sun. 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) W Sat 5 p.m. Sun 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m. Good Friday 7 p.m. No Sat W or SS Easter weekend.

Heidelberg UCC Heidelberg, 610-767-4740 (HA) W 11 a.m., SS 9:45 Heritage Baptist Church Orefield, 610-395-4970 (N) W 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-2668 (HA/N) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526 W 10:45 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Palmerton (HA/N) W 8 & 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church Cherryville, 610-767-7203 (HA/N) Sun. W 8 & 10:30 a.m. SS 9:15 a.m. Jerusalem Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-681-5200 W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Jerusalem UCC Palmerton, 610-681-4412 W 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Kingdom Life Family Center Orefield (N) W 10 a.m. Living Hope Lighthouse Palmerton, 610-826-2201 W 10 a.m. Living Stone Fellowship New Tripoli, 610-298-3020 W 10 a.m. Mountain View Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-759-7553 W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m.


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Northampton Assembly of God Cherryville Rd., 610-262-5645 W 10:15 a.m. & 6 p.m. SS 9:30 Northampton Lutheran Parish W:10:00 at HTSlovak 1372 Washington Ave. SS 8:45 A.M. at Zion Northern Lehigh Bible Fellowship Church Walnutport, 610-434-8661 W 10:30 a.m. People’s EC 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., SS 9:30 a.m., 2nd Sunday Fellowship 10:30 a.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. Slatington Baptist Church Slatington, 610-767-6276 W 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. St. John’s Episcopale Palmerton W 8 and 10 a.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-6361 W 8/10:15 a.m. (N), SS 9 a.m. St. John’s U.C.C. Palmerton (HA) W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. St. John’s UCC Laury’s Station (HA) W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

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St. John’s UCC Slatington, 610-767-5554 (HA/N) W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 a.m. St. John’s UCC of Howertown Northampton, 610-262-8666 (HA/N) W 9:30 a.m. St. John’s ELC Lehighton, 570-386-9960 W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. St. Matthew’s ELC Lehighton, 610-377-2972 W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 a.m. St. Matthew’s UCC 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 UCC of Indianland Cherryville, 610-767-5751 (HA/N) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m. St. Paul’s UCC Northampton, 610-261-2910 W 10:15 a.m. w/child care, SS 9 a.m. St. Peter’s Church of Emerald Emerald, 610-767-6233 (HA) W 10:15 a.m., Com. 1st Sun., SS 9 a.m. AWANA 6 p.m., BS 10 a.m. Tues.., 7 p.m. Wed., 6 p.m. Sun.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays. Trinity UCC Coplay, 610-262-8933 (HA, N) W 9:30 a.m., SS 11 a.m. W Thurs. 7 p.m. Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 (HA, N) W 8/10:45 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. United Presbyterian Church of Slatington Slatington, 610-767-8113 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. 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 W 11 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church Whitehall, 610-434-8661 W 10:30 a.m. SS 9 a.m.

St. Peter’s UCC Northampton (HA) W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

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

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

Zion Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-261-1812 W 11:00 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m.

The Church of God Palmerton, 610-826-4972 W 10:15 a.m. Trinity EC Church Berlinsville, 610-767-1167 W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. Trinity EC Church Slatington, 484-553-0218 W 10 a.m., Bible Study Wed 7 p.m.

Zion UCC Lehighton, 610-377-1191 W 8:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Zion’s Stone UCC Northampton, 610-262-1133 W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

KEY: W – Worship, SS – Sunday School, N – Nursery, HA – Handicapped Accessible, BS – Bible Study, SG – Study Group


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New Comfort Continued from Page 34 unit you are considering. The efficiency of a fuelburning furnace is expressed as the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). Air-conditioning systems are rated according to their seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and heat pump efficiency is expressed as the unit’s heating seasonal perfor­ mance factor (HSPF). Generally speaking, a higher AFUE, SEER or HSPF means increased efficiency and reduced operating expenses. If you’re in the market for a new furnace, choose from a single-stage, two-stage or modulating furnace. Single-stage furnaces operate at full capacity all the time. Two-stage furnaces have two separate heating settings—a lower setting that is used when the furnace turns on and runs during milder winter days and a higher stage for colder conditions. Modulating furnaces, such as the York® Affinity™ Series gas furnaces, can run at any speed within a set range, allowing them to choose the precise speed that’s most efficient for the given heating demand and offering the most energy-efficient heating solution. Also, consider installing a programmable

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LCCC Offers Young Driver Classes Using TransSim VS5 Driving Simulator

Submitted by DENISE REIFINGER Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers noncredit classes in its Young Driver Program for the public. The Young Driver Program is a comprehensive training experience for students in the process of getting their driver’s license or for the recently licensed student who is interested in additional education and training. The class includes time in LCCC’s driving simulator, TransSim VS5, to develop the reaction and critical thinking skills that new drivers need, and concentrates on the four key driving skills that safety experts believe are significant in preventing crashes, injuries and fatalities: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management, and speed management. The Young Driver Program takes place at LCCC main campus in Schnecksville. Both evening and daytime sessions are offered. Classes are held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning March 22 to 24 and May 17 to 19. On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22, class runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition is $175. Students require a valid email address at the time of registration for all class communications and document distribution. For more information regarding noncredit courses and registration, please call 610-7991197, email ncregistrar@mymail.lccc.edu, or visit LCCC’s website at www.lccc.edu.

firearms training, including practical safety and fundamentals, possession of and decision making in self-defense, and more. The following classes are held at LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville. • Firearms/Force Options Orientation is held Saturday, April 16 and June 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a cost of $150. • Firearms/Decision-Making Skills for the Responsible Gun Owner is offered Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13 and May 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Course fee is $281. • Firearms/Judgement Training will be held Saturday, April 9 and June 18, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $150. For more information, please contact amilios@ lccc.edu. To register, call 610-799-1197 or email ncregistrar@mymail.lccc.edu. For a complete listing, visit www.lccc.edu.

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The 88 Annual Academy Awards

In a lackluster award show year in the midst of perhaps the most publicized Hollywood controversy over the lack of nominations for actors of color, I knew the 2016 Oscars would be a rather different ceremony than in years past. That being said, I still wasn’t expecting so many uncomfortable moments shoved down the audience’s throats by host Chris Rock in his second stint on the stage. Without touching too much on a provocative subject I’m not exactly equipped to speak knowledgeably about, I thought he might use his opening monologue to address the debate, which he did, and maybe close out the show with some sort of call to action, which he did by citing #BlackLivesMatter, and leave it at that. However, the night was rife with crude jokes, relentless little jabs at the underrepresentation of black actors (not all minorities, just blacks) in film, and several awkward moments that made the talent in the room shift in their seats, tittering as though they weren’t sure if they were supposed to laugh or not. After scanning some reviews, it seems some people were a fan of his tactics, but I happened to find jokes like, “In the In Memoriam package, it’s just going to be black people that were shot by the cops on their way to the movies,” to be needlessly tasteless. Aside from the big white elephant in the room and the host determined to point at it as much as possible, there were some refreshing changes and updates to the

show’s structure that I enjoyed. When presenters came out, little fun fact blocks appeared beneath them, which showed the audience how they were connected to the Oscars, whether they were a nominee in prior years or if they had co-starred with someone who was. Winning speeches were accompanied by a running crawl of whom that person wanted to thank, lest they forget their list or get cut off by the music. The technical awards were given more focus, with set pieces designed to display just how much goes into a film and sound bites to try to explain to people the difference between editing and mixing. Some high points: My inner child was delighted to see the minions, Star Wars droids, and Toy Story BFFs come out for a bit of comic relief that didn’t rely on Girl Scouts or huge bears waving from the wings (if you watched, you know what I’m referring to). Lady Gaga slayed the stage for the second year in a row with an incredibly moving performance of her Oscar-nominated song “’Til It Happens To You” from the documentary “The Hunting Ground,” which touts the importance of spreading awareness about rape and sexual assault on college campuses―a song many took to the internet to defend when it lost to Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre.”

2016’s big winners: (L-R) Mark Rylance | Best Supporting Actor for “Bridge of Spies,” Brie Larson | Best Actress for “Room,” Leonardo DiCaprio | Best Actor for “The Revenant,” and Alicia Vikander | Best Supporting Actress for “The Danish Girl."


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Feature along with producer Jonas Rivera: “Anyone out there who’s in junior high, high school, working it out, suffering. There are days you’re gonna feel sad, you’re gonna feel angry, you’re gonna feel scared. That’s nothing you can choose, but you can make stuff. Make films. Draw. Write. It’ll make a world of difference.” Continued on Page 42

Speeches: I’ve grown tired of hearing list after list of names. I get that people feel the need to thank anyone and everyone who worked on the film that put that statue in their hands, but I’m much more engaged in the moment when the winners take their big moment to say something profound. Aside from the Best Actor winner (I’ll get to him soon enough), there were two speeches that stood out to me and I appreciated those people in that moment for saying something other than, “I want to thank our director, the writers and producers, our amazing cast and crew and blah blah blah...” 1. Tom McCarthy, accepting “Spotlight’s” * Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with Josh Singer: “We made this film for all the journalists who have and continue to hold the powerful accountable and for the survivors whose courage and will to overcome is really an inspiration to all. We have to make sure this never happens again.” *NOTE: “Spotlight,” which also took home the night’s biggest honor, Best Picture, was a profound and in-depth look at the child molestation scandal within the Catholic church that was uncovered byThe Boston Globe and radiated throughout the world. As a journalist raised Catholic, it was a film that resonated deeply with me. I may explore it further in a future column. 2. “Inside Out” director Pete Docter, accepting the award for Best Animated

And the Oscar goes to ... BEST PICTURE Spotlight DIRECTOR Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant) ACTOR Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) ACTRESS Brie Larson (Room) SUPPORTING ACTOR Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) SUPPORTING ACTRESS Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) ADAPTED SCREENPLAY The Big Short ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Spotlight CINEMATOGRAPHY The Revenant PRODUCTION DESIGN Mad Max: Fury Road FILM EDITING Mad Max: Fury Road VISUAL EFFECTS Ex Machina COSTUME DESIGN Mad Max: Fury Road MAKEUP Mad Max: Fury Road SOUND EDITING Mad Max: Fury Road SOUND MIXING Mad Max: Fury Road SCORE The Hateful Eight SONG “Writing’s on the Wall” ANIMATED FEATURE Inside Out DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Amy


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My favorite moment: The big question on my, and seemingly everyone else’s, mind was―would Leo finally take home the gold? Well, SPOILER ALERT, you’re damn right he did! And the moment was every bit as triumphant as we’d hoped. He received a standing ovation and the longest bout of applause of the night. In his (noticeably well-memorized) speech, he graciously thanked everyone who worked on “The Revenant” as well

as all those who helped his career along the way from the onset of his Hollywood debut. His speech ran long but wasn’t dare touched by the music as he delved into his environmental message about climate change, a topic he’s been passionate and vocal about for quite some time. He wasn’t pretentious or arrogant. I imagine many of us looked and felt as Kate Winslet did―like an emotional and proud friend who’s been waiting and watching, as we all have, for a brilliant actor to finally get his due.

FASHION FIX

Itching to judge some couture? I skipped the Red Carpet arrivals this year(!), but here are three ladies I noticed were certainly dressed to impress.

Jennifer Lawrence

J.Law kept a surprisingly low profile this year. She didn’t trip (as far as we know). She wasn’t even shown that much in the audience reaction shots. She did, however, turn heads in this gorgeous lace and feather piece from Dior. Nominated for Best Actress for the fourth time this year as the titular character in “Joy,” Jen lost to Brie Larson.

Brie Larson

Speaking of Brie, she showed up hoping to take home the gold for her careerchanging performance in “Room” wearing a royal blue Gucci gown. And by the end of the evening, she was indeed crowned a winner.

Alicia Vikander

Looking very much like a Disney princess poised to be Belle of the ball― an observation many a media outlet made that night, the Best Supporting Actress nominee (for her role in “The Danish Girl”) took to the carpet in buttery golden Louis Vuitton. And now she has an Oscar to match.


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EVENTS “Catch Me If You Can” at the Rainbow Theater in Lancaster, Wednesday, May 25. Leaves Cherryville 8 a.m., Redner’s Northampton 8:30 a.m. Dinner and show. 6 p.m. home. Call Audrey at 610-264-1994. Tickets are $71. (3/17) Ham and Dandelion Dinner, Emmanuel UCC, Hamilton Street in Bowmanstown, Saturday, March 19 from 3 to 7 p.m., snow date Sunday, March 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. Menu: Ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, carrots, dandelion with homemade bacon dressing, gravy, homemade bread and desserts. Cost is $11 per person, $5 for ages 5-10, under 5 free. Homemade candy will also be available for sale. For more information, call 610-852-2707. (3/17) Longaberger Bus Trip: October 1, 2, and 3, 2016. $440/person. Trip includes hotel, most meals, trip to Raven’s Glenn Winery for tasting and Berlin, OH, home of local Amish community. Contact Eileen at 610-298-2328. (3/3) “Rumors” at Hunterdon Hills in Hampton, NJ, Wednesday, April 20. Leaves Cherryville 9:30 a.m., Redner’s Northampton 10 a.m. Meal and show. 6 p.m. home. Call Audrey at 610264-1994. Tickets are $78. (3/3)

FOR SALE ’83 Chevy Celebrity, low mileage, $1,500. Jazzy Electric Chair, like new, $450. Call 610349-9764. (3/3)

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2007 Yamaha R6: Just over 5K miles, metallic black paint, excellent condition. Extras include four helmets, one riding jacket, track stands front and rear, all stock parts included. $6,500. 484-201-0536. 7-year-old custom-built modular home on concrete crawl space. Energy efficient heat pump and central air. Corner lot in Heritage Village. $72,000. 610-360-2027. Leave message. (3/3) Easter Treats: Cheesecake $12, pumpkin roll $11, kiffles and nut tossies $4.25/dozen, eggs: peanut rolled, peanut butter, peanut rolled peanut butter, butter creme, coconut creme, molasses coconut $6.50/lb or $3.25/half lb. Cookie dough bites $7/lb. or $3.50/half lb. Potato candy $6/lb. Vanilla minis $4/lb. or $2/half lb. Chocolate pops, cake pops, or clear toy pops $6/dozen. Chocolate covered pretzels $2. Berlinsville area. Call 610-392-1843 to order. (3/3) Snow tires for sale, used one season. Four tires with rims, Hankook tires with American Racing wheels, alloy rims. 15 x 7 JJ Progressive Directional Snow Tires, 195-60-R15-88, Trated speed. Will take the best reasonable offer. Call 484-6328252. (3/3)

HELP WANTED $15 per hour telephone work. No cold-calling. Paid training. FT/PT hourly + commission. FT benefits include vacation, sick time, paid holidays, profit sharing, and medical plan. EOE. Call Jo at 610-2669068. (3/17)

Freelance Writers Needed: Do you have an interest in local government and community news? We are looking for freelance writers to cover municipal meetings and news in Nazareth and Northampton for a weekly newspaper. A journalism background and working knowledge of AP Style is a plus. Please send your resume and writing sample to resume@ idpcreative.com. Home Health Care Aide needed for handicapped female in Slatington. Must be familiar with Manual Hoyer Lift, have clean driving record, and have Nursing Aide experience. Personal hygiene, doctor appointments, housekeeping, and assistance with medications and meals. Tuesday and Thursdays (8 hrs/day), Wednesday and Friday (split morning and late afternoon hours), every other weekend (split morning and late afternoon hours). Hourly rate of pay. Call 610760-3036. (3/17)

PERSONALS Single white male, 65, seeks female 60-68 for dating, companionship, friendship, looking for someone in the local area. Call Roy at 610-264-1681. Leave message, will return call. (3/3) SWM, 48, clean, healthy, and financially secure seeks romantic female 35-45 for dating, friendship, companionship. Any race OK. Call Joe at 484268-7620 24/7, leave message, will return call. (6/2)

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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT 3 bedroom house, modular, 2 full baths, living room, dining room, kitchen. Utilities and heat not included. $800/month. Call 610–767-4883. (3/3) Allen Township: 4 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms. Large rec. room w/ fireplace. 2 car garage, nice patio and deck. Available now. Please contact 484-239-1047 for appointment. (3/3) Apartment Slatington: New 2 bedroom, spacious, eat-in kitchen, living room, bathroom with linen closet, one-piece tub shower. NO PETS, W/S/G included. $575 + utilities, security required. Call 610-390-8691. (12/15) Egyptian Sands Motel, Room For Rent: Private bath, maid service, all utilities included, clean, quiet, safe. $175/week or $595/month. Efficiency apartment also available, call 610262-8050 for details. (6/2) Slatington Hotel. Clean, safe, quiet, nicely furnished rooms, $90-$120/week. Private and shared bathrooms. Color TV and cable incl. HBO. Up-charge for A/C and on-premise parking. Internet avail. Furnished effic. apts also available. 610760-0700. (12/15) TOWNHOUSE: 2 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C, $860. No dogs/ferrets (cats $25 extra/mo). 610-759-0169. (3/17)

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Got knee pain? Back pain? Shoulder pain? Get a pain-relieving brace at little or no cost to you. Medicare patients, call Health Hotline now! 1-800-8955652. PIANO LESSONS in my Slatington home or in Bath. Susan Spengler Cervin, B.A. Music, Elementary Education. 484-6234184. (3/3) 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, chain saws, etc. Call 610-767-5171 or 610-751-6182. (6/8) NEED SNOW PLOW? Fast service, driveways/sidewalk with ice melt/salt. Home owner/business properties. Lowest price. Contract available. For emergency services, call 484262-3097. (3/3)

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Woman’s Club Of Slatington Spring News Submitted by DEBBIE BARHIGHT The Woman’s Club of Slatington will be continuing our monthly meetings with some interesting activities that have been scheduled for the spring. The March meeting will be held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center Monday evening, March 21 at 7 p.m. The program will be an informative evening with Executive Director Dan Kunkle who will share his insights and happenings at the center. The club is currently sponsoring a fundraiser of Stanley/Fuller Brush Products which are exceptional cleaning products. The April meeting will be held in conjunction with the Slatington Public Library. An Arts night will be held with visual arts as well as musical selections being showcased. The Woman’s Club is sponsoring an Arts Contest for this April meeting. School age students can enter with rules and information available from their art teachers, posters, or by emailing the arts chairman at skarpiszin@gmail.com. There will be cash awards to student winners in each category. Adult entrants may submit one painting or photograph to be displayed with ribbons awarded to winners. A full set of rules and entry form may also be obtained from the email address listed above. The public is invited to join us at the Slatington Library for this special evening at 7 p.m. on April 18. Refreshments will be provided. Our final meeting of the club year will be an evening out for a dinner meeting with installation of new officers. The Woman’s Club is a social club with an emphasis on community service. Areas of interests are education, arts, home life/woman’s interests, conservation, and public outreach. We welcome visitors to the meetings and membership is open to any woman age 18 and above. Our club motto: “Keeping the flame of friendship and service burning bright.” For more information, please call Debbie at 610767-7929.

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LCCC Partners To Offer Noncredit Cooking Classes Submitted by DENISE REIFINGER Through partnerships with Catasauqua and Whitehall School Districts, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a variety of noncredit cooking classes to the community on a convenient and flexible schedule. Locations vary. Additional material fees may apply and are payable to the instructor. For a complete listing of the following courses, visit www.lccc.edu.

Cupcake: Wednesday, March 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. Fee is $30. 30-Minute Meals: Wednesday, April 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee is $40. Nut Roll: Tuesday, March 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $25. Cheeses of Europe: Wednesday, March 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Fee is $30. Kiffles: Tuesday, March 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $25. Knife Skills: Wednesday, March 23 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee is $30. Kiffles: Wednesday, March 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $25. Canning: Wednesday, April 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Fee is $30. Cheesemaking I: Wednesday, April 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $25. Cheesemaking II: Wednesday, April 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $35. Italian Soul Food: Wednesday, May 4-18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee is $82. To register, call 610-799-1197 or email ncregistrar@mymail.lccc.edu.

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Take 10 Minutes To Stop Leaks (NAPS)—Want to stop wasting water—and money—at home? Become a leak detective! According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household has leaks that waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. But if you have 10 minutes, these clues can help you detect and fix leaks throughout your home: • Check your utility bill. During the winter, if a family of four is using more than 12,000 gallons of water per month, it could be the clue to a leak. • Read your water meter. Check your water meter—often near the curb in front of your home or in the basement—during a period when no water is being used. If the reading is not exactly the same after two or three hours, you could have a leak. • Take a 10-minute toilet test. Put a few drops of food coloring into the tank at the back of your toilet and let it sit for 10 minutes. If color shows up in the bowl, you have a leak. Make sure to flush after to avoid staining, and consider replacing your old toilet flapper if it is torn or worn. While you’re waiting for your toilet test, here are other places to investigate for leaks around the home: • In the bathroom, tighten showerhead connections with a wrench or use a little pipe tape to stop those stray sprays and drips that are draining your water bill. To save even more, twist WaterSense labeled faucet aerators on your bathroom sink faucets, which can save the average family 700 gallons of water per year and enough energy to run a hair dryer 10 minutes per day! • In the kitchen, check beneath the sink for puddles under pipes. Don’t forget the laundry or utility room! • Outside, check that your hose connections are tight and your sprinkler system is in good

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Town & Country Gazette Advertiser’s Index A&A Limousine..............................11 Amey’s Clean Rite..........................39 Amey’s Garage, Inc..........................2 Assumption B.V.M.........................34 B. Biechy Construction..................38 Barry Hausman, Jr..........................45 Bechtel’s Pharmacy........................19 Becker Homes.................................48 Bilheimer’s Tax Service.......................3 Blue Mountain Construction..........49 Blue Mountain Evergreen..............37 Campton Funeral...........................52 Carbon Builders................................6 Century 21 - Shawn Correll............5 Charles H. Mantz, Inc....................47 Chris’ Computer...............................3 Cindy’s Deli.....................................14 Clean Sweep........................ 14, 27, 51 Country Clippers Pet Grooming........................27 Don Messinger................................48 Donna’s Homecare & Cleaning...26 Dumpsters.......................................39 Faith Lutheran Church..................34 Family Practice................................20 Frey & Co.........................................26 Friedens Bingo................................22 GD Shupp........................................49 George Bensing Funeral Home...15 Good Shepherd UCC....................34 Great Metal Recycling.....................5 Heidelberg Union..........................33 Home Helpers.................................21 Jack Follweiler’s..............................48 Jerusalem Lutheran.......................32 Jim’s Barber Shop...........................25 Kuhns Chiropractic........................23 Larry’s Antiques...............................9 LCCC..................................................8 Lehigh Cleanpro...............................2 Lehigh Valley Spinal............. 28 & 29 Lincoln Manor................................22 Mack’s Tree Service........................49 Magic 105.5......................................13 Mel Fritz Construction..................49 Miller Supply..................................38 Mint Home Improvement............45 Monica Sellers.................................16 Myster Tree & Shrub Service.......49 Nancy's Therapeutic Massage.....................................2 Neffs National Bank.......................13 Northern Lehigh Bingo.................16

Off the Wall.....................................48 Paint Party........................................23 Pastor Lundmark............................33 Phil Long Construction.................48 Pond View Manor...........................19 Precision Armaments....................17 Richard B. Ryon .............................52 Ron’s Handyman............................48 Roosevelt Democratic Club..........26 Roscoe P. Snyder Insurance..........12 Schnecksville Fire...........................12 Silfies Fuel........................................48 Spring Fling Dance........................32

St. John Neumann..........................31 St. Nicholas Church.......................33 Steckel & Stopp................................7 Stress Relief Center.......................20 Sule’s Collision Center..................48 Susan C. Schneck...........................24 Susie’s Shady Nook..........................4 TJ Uhnak..........................................49 Tom Sidor CPA................................11 V.K. Bridal........................................29 Veterans Discount Oil....................46 W. Neff Auto....................................49 Walnutport Family Eye Care........20

Good Eye answer: Drill Bit ---------------------Last issue’s Sudoko answers and Feb. 18 winner: TruAnn Berger

Call 610-767-9600 to claim your prize

This issue’s WINNER of a free ice cream cake courtesy of the Ice Cream Lab is Deb Hughes of Walnutport.


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