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From The Editor’s Desk.

Joe Korba

It’s hard to believe that it’s March already! Working on a deadline really makes time fly by. With Major League Baseball Spring training starting and, if Puxatawny Phil was right, the weather hopefully getting warmer now that meteorological winter is ending I can’t help but look forward to walks down the Weissport Canal trail, fishing, Red Sox baseball and warm summer nights spent under the stars at Becky’s Drive In. Yea, I’m ready for summer and all that comes with it. This is around the time of year all of our home improvement specialists and lawn care folks start promoting their services again. So, if you need any work done around your house, or think your front lawn could use some first aid; make sure to check out our Home Improvement section. This is also our ‘Women’s Edition.’ So, I’m going to keep my ruminating short and sweet and turn it over to the Gazette’s associate publisher, Alice Wanamaker…

From The Publisher’s Desk.

Alice Wanamaker

I’ll admit my desks are a mess most days. Yes, I said desks – as in plural. I outgrew having one desk about a year ago as the Gazette began growing exponentially. It’s filled with papers that need to be read and responded to and mail that needs opening. But it doesn’t end there. My iPhone calendar looks like a rainbow with appointments for this or that; trips to the gym, volunteer board activities, birthday reminders, planning meetings

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and even a few appointments to make Easter candy this month. The number of ‘to-dos’ on my schedule is exhausting. This exhaustion is usually met with the realization that my schedule is nothing compared to most other women I know. How some gals manage a full time job, two kids, and a dog or two is beyond me. Some even pile on PTA, community outreach, and Pilates three times a week on top of it. The fact that they can find any time to get grocery shopping done, not to speak of finding a few hours to sleep, is amazing. This issue is dedicated to you – the busy women of the Blue Mountain area! Hats off to you for managing your lives and families with grace and poise. Note: March is National Women’s History month. This past year we lost one of my heroes: Ms. Sally Ride. Ride was a pioneer as the first American woman in space. She was a crewmember on the Space Shuttle Challenger, launching her first mission on June 18th, 1983. Over her career Ride spent more than 343 hours outside the confines of earth’s atmosphere. DISCLAIMER: This issue contains photo image content that may be controversial and graphic to some readers (page 48).

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Off The Shelf Register your Pathmark Card Today!

Attention all Pathmark shoppers! The Pathmark Community Rewards program allows you to earn 1% of your purchase amount for the school or nonprofit organization of your choice, in this case, the Slatington Public Library. It’s easy; you just need to sign up for a Pathmark Perks card and register it at Pathmark, and select the Slatington Public Library to receive the donation. There is also a link to the Pathmark Community Rewards webpage from the Pathmark homepage. You can support the library just by buying your groceries. The Slatington Library has the basic state income tax forms, Pa 40, Schedules A, B, D, O and SP. We also have rent rebate booklets. We do not have any federal forms, but they can be downloaded from the IRS website We charge 40 cents/ page to print. You can also file online for free, we have 14 public access computers available for use. 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.

Upcoming program at the Northampton Area Public Library

On Thursday March 28 at 6 p.m. members of the NASD High School Drama Club will present a family storytime, in costume, with stories and songs from their spring musical “Seussical the Musical”. Children of all ages and their families are welcome! You can register for the program by stopping in or calling the library at 610-262-7537.

9th Annual Boyer Bowl

The 9th annual Boyer Bowl will be held on Saturday March 30th at Slatington Bowling Center in memory of Asher Boyer. Two sessions will be open, one at 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the other from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Registration is being accepted at both the Northern Lehigh High School and Middle School, at Boyers Hardware in Slatington or by emailing Chris Craig at macgoofy13@gmail. com. The monies raised from this annual event support local boy scouts, the Osprey House, Camp Compass and various NL Senior Scholarship Funds. The recipients of the funds are events and activities that Asher enjoyed participating in. The fundraiser began after Asher lost his life in an auto accident in 2004. For more information, contact Chris at (610) 730-0688 or Justin Maurer at (610) 554-8597. 4571 CLOVER HILL CIRCLE SERVING THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY

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Treon/ Prosoco

Brittany Nicole Treon and Seth David Prososco were united in marriage on Saturday September 8th 2012. Rev. John Kunkel officiated the ceremony at Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nazareth where the couple exchanged their handwritten vows.The bride is the daughter of Steven and Debra Treon of Moore Township. The groom is the son of Holly Prosoco of Nazareth. The bride was escorted by her father. Trisha Treon sister of the bride served as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kara Lisboa and Amy Pandolfo long time friends of the bride. The best man was Jonathan Roth longtime friend of the groom and the groomsman were Brian Hoffman friend of the groom and Dillon Treon brother of the bride. Following the reception at Silver Creek Country Club the couple went on a cruise to the Bahamas. They reside in Nazareth.

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Treon Bender

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Robert Treon of Moore Township are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Trisha Lynn to Andrew Bender, son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Murphy of Bethlehem & Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Bender of Tatamy. The bride- tobe graduated from Northampton High School in 2006 and East Stroudsburg University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She is employed with Lehigh Valley Sports Academy. Her Fiance’ graduated from Liberty High School in 2006 and Northampton Community College with a degree in web design. He is employed with Kistler O’ Brien. A wedding date has been set for December 6 2013 at Green Pond Country Club.

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Tips For Moms Going Back To The Workforce (NAPS)—Many Americans who have been out of the workforce for several years are looking for ways to head back to work to supplement the family income. That’s a key finding of a recent Bellevue University study. Another finding is that in many cases, women are leading this charge—one in 10 women report returning to the workforce to help make ends meet. These findings are in line with data from the U.S. Census Bureau that shows the number of stay-at-home mothers fell from 5.3 million to 5 million. If you are considering returning to the workplace, after two years away or 10, here are some tips to help you keep up with some of the changes that may have taken place in your absence: • Make sure your skills and education are up to par. “Positions that may have not previously required a degree may now require more education. If you already possess the required education, you may want to talk to others in your field to find out what skills you may need to enhance,” said Dr. Mary Hawkins, president, Bellevue University. For example, if you work with technology, you may need to learn new programs or software. Financial and human resources professionals may need to catch up on changes in federal regulations. It’s crucial to stay up to date on the changes in your field. •Do your research. To make it easier on yourself, do your research on what kinds of positions you would qualify for and what kind of salary you might expect. Visit sites like and to determine what kind of pay you should receive for your level of expertise and experience. You can also visit to determine what kind of benefits you should expect to be offered. • Prepare yourself. Research possible interview questions. Many sites offer mock interview questions to help you practice. It can also be helpful to visit advice sites, such as makeithap, that are designed to bring you up to speed on the types of skills employers seek in today’s market. If you are a stay-at-home mom who will be returning to the workforce, be sure you are prepared. In a tough economy, it’s best to do everything possible to stand out from the crowd. Learn more at www.makeit

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Five Questions with Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros By: Tyler Trumbauer

Editors Note: Our staff writer Tyler Trumbaer had a chance to sit down with Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros and had a chance to ask her a few questions about growing up in the Lehigh Valley and her career. Andrea Tantaros is a native of Allentown, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Parkland High School and Lehigh University. She is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Andrea Tantaros Show, and cohost of the hit show, The Five, weekdays at 5pm ET on Fox News Channel. She’s also a political columnist for the country’s fifth largest paper, The NY Daily News, and Tyler Trumbauer: How did growing up in the Lehigh Valley shape your political perspective? Andrea Tantaros Andrea Tantaros: The Lehigh Valley is a wonderful place to grow up. The schools are good and the people are nice. I had the benefit of growing up in a very loyal and supportive family. We ran a number of family businesses so I was lucky enough to get to know the community in a unique way, and when you spend your childhood growing up in your parents’ restaurants you get to know the customers and the staff on a personal level. You also get to understand people and real life better than most. It keeps you grounded. I’m very blessed and I never forget it. TT: Was getting in to the media industry, specifically politically-focused media, always your career goal? AT: I always loved the idea of television but wasn’t bitten by the political bug until college. When I found an internship that merged politics and media, first working on a presidential campaign in the press office, then at CNN on their former show Crossfire, I knew I was in the right place to begin building a career. TT: What advice do you have for younger generations that are trying to enter the journalism field? AT: There are a lot more jobs out there than just your standard reporter job. Media is changing by • We are the day and is becoming more digital. You should always accepting explore all options to see which one you like best. donations of gently Internships are everything. Try to land a good one, used items! even if they are unpaid. Get a second job to pay A Portion of All Sales the bills (I did). Use the contacts you make at these Donated to Christ internships to help you land your next one, and Stop in and check us out! Church of Bath eventually a job in the field. But most importantly, Hours: Clothing • Books • Housewares have the right attitude and be willing to work really, Mon •Wed • Fri 11AM-6PM Accesories • & More Thurs 12PM-8PM • Open Late really hard! Nothing is handed to anyone. • Stop by for Refreshments TT: You now host your own talk radio show and 610. 216. 6705 Sat 10AM-6PM co-host your own show, The Five, on Fox News. Sun 11 AM-5PM 107 N Chestnut St Bath PA 18014 Tuesday Closed What motivated you throughout your life to reach such high plateaus?

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AT: I’m a very driven person. Like my father who grew up poor and immigrated to this country from Greece, I like working and set big goals for myself. Despite facing a language barrier and limited resources, my father achieved great success in this country. Because I didn’t have those challenges he told me I had no excuse but to be successful. He was tough, but he was right. I never wanted to squander all of the sacrifices he made for his family so that we could have a better life filled with opportunities. To this day his example is both inspirational and very demanding. I’m lucky to be his daughter. TT: In your opinion, what is the biggest issue that this country needs to focus on right now? AT: It’s a tie. First, the debt. We’re approaching 17 trillion. Economic security means national security. When a country is bankrupt—and we’re well on our way—things crumble quickly. Government needs to stop spending and get our finances in order before it’s too late. And secondly, I’d say the family. We’ve seen a moral decay over the years in our nation. Families are the backbone of the culture, and right now many families in America are broken. These troubled homes are the root cause of almost every issue from gun violence to education and it’s rare you find someone with the courage to address it.


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Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley

By Christina Raubenhold Since October 2012, we have been proceeding completed, hopefully by the end of April. with various administrative and planning aspects Renovation is contingent upon the success of the Habitat property rehabilitation located at of the fund raising and upon the selection of a 548 Franklin Street, Slatington. Interior demolition qualified family to own the home. is scheduled to begin within the February to April Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh valley along timeline. with Slatington and Northern Lehigh community Additional community fund raising will be service organizations are searching for a family to necessary to complete the renovation and Habitat occupy the property. This is a great opportunity staff has begun soliciting those funds throughout to own your own home and have a zero-interest our business community. The timeline for mortgage. If you or someone you know is fundraising will continue until successfully interested, please contact Nicole Nugent at 610776-7737 ext 311 or nicole@habitatlehighvalley. org. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. It will definitely be worth your phone call. Habitat UNDER 4188 Lehigh Drive, Lehigh Valley would like to have an approved NEW family in place by the end of June, then complete MANAGEMENT Cherryville, PA the rehabilitation and hold the home dedication 610-767-8600 by September, 2013.

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The Palmerton Area Historical Society will hold it regular general monthly meeting on Monday, March 11, in the Palmerton Library. Don Eckhart, from Walnutport, will speak on "Various and Sundry Topics on the Civil War". A brief business meeting begins at 7 p.m. followed by the program. The public is invited to attend, without cost or obligation

Easter at the Station

The Northampton Area Historical Society will hold their annual Easter at the Station on the weekends of March 16 and 17 and March 23 and 24. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the station. On display will be Easter memorabilia including rabbits, eggs, baskets, bonnets and other memories of the Easter season. Many of these will be antiques and collectibles. During this time, the station will hold a drawing for a basket filled with food for an Easter meal. An Easter candy basket will also be raffled off. There is no charge to come to the station, donations are excepted. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please contact 610-262-4748.

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Northern Lehigh Community Notes

The pie sale is underway in time for Easter. Eight inch pies are from the Bakery Nook and include: pumpkin, apple crumb, cherry crumb, and peach crumb. Order by March 15 for pickup on March 26th at the Vigilant Fire Company, Walnut St., Slatington from 5:45-8 p.m. Call Taylor at 610-5047699 or 610-760-0300 to place your order. Spring events include: Public and board meeting on March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vigilant Fire Co. Winery/Brewery Bus trip on April 20 Fitness programs: ** All classes are at the Vigilant Fire Company upstairs except for Yoga and Cheer Building. Mondays: 10a.m.- Adult Stretch class 6p.m. – Zumba Tuesdays: 6-8p.m. – Cheerbuilding Slatington Elementary cafeteria Wednesdays: 10a.m. – Zumba Gold Thursdays: 6p.m. – Yoga – Peters Elementary school music room Friedens Road Fridays: 10a.m. – Adult stretch class 6-8p.m. – Cheerbuilding Slatington Elementary cafeteria

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The Community Center has volunteer graduation projects available. Summer Swim lesson instructors who have either WSI or lifeguard certification can apply by calling 610-760-0300.

Indianland Garden Club 'Think Spring"

The first meeting of the new year will be held on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m., in the Kuntz Fellowship Hall at Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville. The program for the evening will be a review of changes for the 2013 season. Dues are payable at this meeting. Members may bring the following specimens for judging: Pussy willow, crocus, forsythia, pansy, hellebore, viola, snowdrop, and forced branches. The houseplants category includes: Dish garden, geranium, hoya, palm plant, crown of thorns, or herb. Arrangements: Spring Beginnings - a triangle arrangement using fresh or dried materials; St. Patty's Day - an all green arrangement, your own interpretation; and March Clean-up - your own interpretation using a household item. Call 610-767-8420 for more info.

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New To Girl Scouts - Winter Registration A Call For Volunteers Even after 100 years Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is finding ways to meet the needs of today’s girls and adults. While many activities keep girls and adults busy in the fall and through the holidays, people often have a little more free time in the winter. Why not put that free time to good use and make a difference in the life of a group of girls in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Volunteer to be a troop leader for girls who have been waiting for a troop or who have some time between sports seasons.

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

Here’s how: •Go on-line to and click on For Volunteers and then Become a Volunteer. Complete the on-line application and clearance information. •Next you will be directed to sign-up for our online and local training, and you will be connected to local volunteers who will help you to get your troop up and running. •We can also provide you with start - up meeting plans and on-going support to make this as simple as possible. WE JUST NEED YOU TO SAY YES!!



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Lehigh Township Historical Society News

Because of icy conditions in January, the program scheduled with the volunteers of the LT Fire Company was cancelled. The program has been rescheduled for Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville. We hope you will mark March 25 on your calendar and come to the program. Show your support! On April 7, the society will hold its annual Basket Social at the LT Fire Company in Cherryville. Tickets will be available from 1 to 4 p.m and the drawings will be held at 4 p.m. Food will be available for purchase throughout the day. Plan to

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attend the Basket Social and have fellowship with your friends and neighbors. The society can always use volunteers. If you have some spare time to help, please contact us. If you have any questions regarding the Basket Social, call 610-767-5906. Work continues on the addition to the historical centre. The exterior of the addition is finished. Work on the interior of the building is progressing. When finished, it will provide extra space which is needed for storage, etc. Proceeds from fundraisers will be used toward the needed expansion project. You are always welcome at the monthly meetings held at the historical centre in Pennsville at 7 p.m. For more information, call Ken at 610-767-5989.



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Pet Page Snow

Great Pyrenees [Mix] • Size: Large Age: Young Sex: Female Notes: Kiiva is the name given to her by the Rescue that took her in from animal control. Snow was the name given to her by her owners. She was an owner turn in along with Ice to Animal Control in the Lambertville NJ area. Animal Alliance NJ took her in and had her spayed and updated her vaccinations. Snow has been tested for heartworm and Lyme and is negative. She is very sweet and loves to play. She can be quite standoffish with new dogs and would probably not do well with other large breed females. She is not good with cats. If you would like to adopt, please visit or contact Barbara Bowes at 570-386-3017. More about Snow… Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained Prefers a home without: cats, young children East Penn Pyr Rescue Inc., Lehighton 570-386-3017


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2013 Community Calendar EVERY THURSDAY Good Shepherd Church Slatington playgroup 10:30 am age 2-5. (1st & 3rd) FMI 610-760-1687. Polka, Laurel Fire Co. 5 pm - 7 pm (3rd & 4th Thurs.) FMI: 610-262-2077. 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 610-767-1239. 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 610-760-0300. Bingo, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 7 pm. FMI: 610-217-4321. 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 610-262-9010. 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 610-767-1239.

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 Vigilant Fire Hall. FMI: 610-760-1917 Homework Helpers, Palmerton Library 3 pm - 4:30 pm FMI 610-826-4962.

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2013 Community Calendar Friday, March 8 Fish dinner Diamond Fire Co. 4 to 7 pm. Take outs avail. FMI: 610-767-8476.

Saturday, March 9 Bridal Show – Stabler Arena Flea Market Vigilant Fire Co, Slatington. 9am-3pm. FMI: 610554-4099. Basket Social – Faith Lutheran Church Whitehall. 10am-5pm. FMI: 610-435-0451.

Sunday, March 10 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!! Bridal Show – Stabler Arena Upper Lehigh Lions AYCE Breakfast Schnecksville Fire Co 8am-1pm Addiction Prevention Strategies at Bethany Wesleyan Church. 9am, all are welcome. FMI: 610-767-1239. Basket Social – Faith Lutheran Church Whitehall. 9am-1pm. FMI: 610-435-0451.

Monday, March 11 St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting at the social hall. 1pm. Matt Grim entertainment. Lehigh Township Historical Society meeting, 7 pm., LT Historical Centre, Indian Trail Park, Pennsville. FMI 610-767-5989.

Tuesday, March 12 Indianland Garden Club meeting, Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, 7 p.m. Doors open 6 pm. FMI 610-767-8420

Wednesday, March 13 Dancing The Dream, A guided seated meditation journey. Presented by Kathy Koval,

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Thursday, March 14 Ebenezer UCC Closet, Rt. 143 (Decatur St.), New Tripoli, 6 to 8 pm. FREE clothes for the entire family. 610-298-8000.

Easter at the Siegfried Railroad Station, Northampton. 1-4pm. FMI: 610-262-4748. Family style dinner - pork, cabbage & noodles. Heidelberg Union Church. Seatings: 4 & 6pm. FMI/tickets: 610-767-5351.

Friday, March 15 Palmerton Food Pantry open 9:30 – 3:30 St. John’s Lutheran Church, Palmerton. FMI: 610-826-4335. Land & Sea Dinner Bowmanstown Fire Co. 4-8 pm. FMI: 610-852-2722. Fish dinner Diamond Fire Co. 4 to 7 pm. Take outs avail. FMI: 610-767-8476. Northern Lehigh production of Little Shop of Horrors. 7pm at the High School.

Saturday, March 16 Ebenezer UCC Closet, Rt. 143 (Decatur St.), New Tripoli, 10 am. to noon. FREE clothes for the entire family. 610-298-8000. Adult Toy/Booze Bingo – Friedens Fire Co. 6 pm. Must be 21. FMI: 610-428-9715. Northern Lehigh production of Little Shop of Horrors. 2 & 7pm at the High School. Basket Social, St. Nick’s Church, Berlinsville. 9am-6pm. FMI: 610-767-3107. Band Night at Lehigh Township Vol. Fire Co. 7pm. FMI/Tickets: 610-984-7969. Spring Bazaar, Ben Salem UCC Lehighton. 9:30am-3pm. Spaghetti Dinner, St. Paul’s Church, Northampton. 4-7pm.

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Sunday, March 17 Flea Market, Schnecksville Fire Co. Northern Lehigh production of Little Shop of Horrors. 2 pm at the High School. Basket Social, St. Nick’s Church, Berlinsville. 9am-6pm. FMI: 610-767-3107. Safe Haven pet adoption day. Tractor Supply, Brodheadsville.11am-3pm. FMI: 570-688-9063. Spring Bazaar, Ben Salem UCC Lehighton. 12-6pm. Easter at the Siegfried Railroad Station, Northampton. 1-4pm. FMI: 610-262-4748. Lehigh Gap Nature Center - Special Program in cooperation with the Bertsch Hokedauqua Catasauqua Watershed Association. Bud Cole, "Galapagos." 3pm. FMI: 610-760-8889.

Tuesday, March 19 Postcard Club meeting Church of the Manger, Bethlehem. 6:30pm. FMI: 610-868-5379. Northern Lehigh Community Center meeting – open to the public. 6:30pm at Vigilant Fire Co. FMI: 610-760-0300.

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Northern Lehigh High School to perform “Little Shop of Horrors”

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The Northern Lehigh Little Theatre Co. is preparing for another exciting musical theatre season. This year they will be performing the cult classic “Little Shop of Horrors.” Seymour, an orphan and a nerd, is taken in and given a job by Mr. Mushnik, the owner of a rundown flower shop in the seedy part of town. Seymour spends his time doing menial tasks and dreaming of the shop assistant, Audrey. One day, Seymour discovers a strange plant. He buys it and names it Audrey II. While caring for Audrey II, Seymour discovers the plant's rather unique appetite. The plant grows and grows, as does Seymour's infatuation for Audrey, but who will get her first? FEED ME! The show includes classic songs, entertaining production numbers, a unique set design and of course the large talking plant created by the production crew. This show is sure to continue the proud tradition of musical theatre at Northern Lehigh. Show dates are March 15th at 7pm, March 16th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and March 17th at 2 p.m. General Admission Tickets are $10.00 and Students or Senior Citizens Tickets are $8.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling Sherri at 484357-2282 or by e-mail at

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Medicare Workshop

Blue Mountain Health System will co-sponsor a New to Medicare Workshop with the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging on Thurs., March 21 at 6 p.m. in the community room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton. The four parts of Medicare include hospital care, physician and lab work and prescription drug coverage. It is important to get a basic understanding of the program. Representatives from the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging, Susan Zeigler and Lois Stevens, will provide a general introduction to Medicare, which includes Medicare Parts A-D, Medicare supplemental insurance (Medi-Gap policies), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D). The New to Medicare program is to help people entering Medicare for the first time, and their caregivers, to better understand this comprehensive healthcare program. Please register at 610-377-7070.


The Jim Thorpe Powerlifting Team will be holding their 10th Anniversary Lift-a-Thon on Sunday, April 14, at 9:00 a.m. in the gymnasium of the High School. This annual event helps the team to raise money to purchase equipment for their

weight room. Please support the team by coming out and witnessing some of the best lifters from all over showcase their strength and skill.

Help Mary Jo’s Family Rebuild Day

On February 1, Lehigh Township resident MaryJo Pletz lost her family home when it was completely destroyed by a fire. Everything the family of six owned was lost. To help them rebuild by Saturday, March 9 has been designated as a donation day at the Ice Cream Lab. The Ice Cream Lab in Walnutport will donate 20% of ALL retail and party sales made that day, directly to the Pletz family. In addition, any monetary or gift card donors will receive 20% of their donation back in the form of Ice Cream Lab gift certificates. Bring friends and family to join us on Saturday, March 9 and enjoy your favorite ice cream while helping a family of our community.

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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The Scoop - Reflections of a MAESSR Foster Home

By Candi Lynn My experiences with fostering have been want to stay? I really do believe he understood, extremely rewarding; fostering many Springers as his tail wagged and he rested his head in my from pup to senior. Each foster has their own hands. So it was done. I saved him and he saved special story. I’d like to share Keifer’s – how me. Keifer was diagnosed with a spleen tumor he changed my life and how MAESSR made a and had many nodules within his body. I opted for difference in his. surgery to remove the spleen and tumor, hoping Keifer’s MAESSR story started sadly. He was and praying for more time with him. He survived dropped off on a busy highway at night by his then the surgery, but 2 days later, passed peacefully in “owners”. Luckily, a Good Samaritan witnessed his sleep. I will forever treasure the 7 1/2 months the “drop” and took him to a local shelter. A senior, we had together and being able to give him the he was thin, unkempt, and had sores and lumps love and care he so needed and desired. on his body. On the way home from the shelter, Keifer taught me many things: no matter what he cried and barked in the car, restless, and most the past has held, there's always a place for love likely confused at all the changes in his life. As the and happy endings, and the value of simple days went by, he grew more and more comfortable. things – love and having a home. Watching him Watching him settling in was comforting - emerge from a scared and confused dog in a knowing that he felt a belonging in his new home. strange surrounding, to a happy bouncing boy Keifer was hearing impaired, so by studying his when I came home from work, was amazing body language, I quickly learned what he wanted and showed me how a willing and able dog can or needed. I taught him the thumbs up sign for adapt and grow in a loving environment. Keifer "good boy". Everyone loves praise and Keifer also reinforced the strength of MAESSR and the was no exception. He quickly learned “thumbs network to help these dogs in need. Keifer is now up” and wagged his little tail in response. Keifer free and no longer suffering. He is missed every had such a warm spirit and wanted to lease and day. Open your hearts and home to a senior dog, to be loved. By Christmas of 2008, I had decided they need love too and their love back to you ~ is to make him a part of my family and adopt him. priceless. I looked at him one day and asked him, do you

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The Hourglass Is Half Full: Women’s Views On Aging (NAPSA)—When a recent survey asked women how they felt about aging, a significant number said that the best was yet to come. I n t h e n e w Wo m e n Ta l k ™ annual survey by the National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC), more than one-third (37 percent) of women reported being positive about life as they age. The finding is especially true for older women (41 to 46 percent among those aged 50 and older). When asked which aspects of their life would get better or worse, only 22 percent thought their sex life would decline and only 26 percent thought their physical health would worsen. Seventy-five percent were sure their mental health would remain the same and 72 percent thought their social life would be the same. African-American and Hispanic women were more optimistic than Caucasian women. They are more likely to believe that nearly all areas of their lives will get better. Fewer than half (45 percent) think it’s extremely or very likely that as they grow older they will maintain their ability to take care of themselves and go about their daily activities. When asked what they looked forward to, younger women looked forward to time with their spouse or watching their children grow up. Older women looked forward to learning something new. Travel was a priority among 54 percent of the respondents aged 40 to 49 and 50 percent of those aged 60 and older. In terms of fears, older women are most concerned about losing their independence or becoming a

A good number of women are optimistic about growing older, but this is tempered by fears about losing one’s independence and memory. burden. Middle-aged women are worried about finances and younger women are afraid of being alone. “Women’s greatest fear about growing older is losing their independence and memory,” said Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN and NWHRC executive vice president. “There are daily lifestyle choices that women can make at any age to help ensure their older years will be active and healthy.” As part of their One Small Step To A Healthier You campaign, the NWHRC has created an online wellness center at For more information on the survey, you can visit the site or call (877) 986-9472. | March 7, 2013

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Daylight savings time is right around the corner. Everyone on your street will be ‘springing’ their clocks forward one hour.That change in time brings more daylight later in the evening. Accompanying that extended sunlight is that warmer weather that Punxsutawney Phil predicted one month ago when he was yanked out of his burrowing hole for that annual ceremony. Families will ponder what to do with this extra time for fun. One of the best things to do that can get everyone involved is to partake in some friendly backyard sports. A lovely evening out in the backyard spent together tossing the baseball or kicking around the soccer ball while the sun sets in the background creates not only picturesque scenes, but memories that the kids and their parents will remember and cherish for a long time. There is a plethora of activities that a family can choose to do. Tossing a Frisbee, playing catch or my family’s favorite, playing a game of whiffle ball, will do the trick. My father, my younger brother and myself play whiffle ball with a passion. We use real bases, a pitcher’s mound and a netted backstop with a strike zone outlined in ribbon to ensure the accurate judging of balls and strikes.

A short four-inning, two-out per half frame game is something any family member can enjoy. The three males of the Trumbauer household have spent many of bright, sunny Saturday afternoons completing a triple-header of whiffle ball contests. Many articles of clothing have been discolored, torn or all-together destroyed during the playing of one of these duels. My childhood is full of memories that stem from whiffle ball games in the backyard with my family. We are a family of sports fanatics and we love participating in the recreational play of all of them every chance we can get. As each day goes by, more and more light is available courtesy of the biggest star in the sky. Take advantage of every second of that to play a game of touch football, kickball or the fairly-new lasso golf (I highly recommend it). Don’t squander these upcoming days filled with bright sunshine, chirping birds and freshly-cut emerald-colored lawns by sitting inside. Go outside fire-up the grill, enjoy a cool, tall glass of lemonade and start a friendly game of badminton with your children. You never know, a memory could be there just waiting for you to make it. | March 7, 2013

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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 3/7 – Beef roll-up, mashed potatoes, peas & pearl onions, fruited jello, etc. 3/8 – Lentil soup, lasagna, Italian Bread, mixed fruit, etc



Hilton Garden Inn 1787 B Airport Rd, Allentown PA 18109 Hosted By Woodlawn Memorial Park 1500 Airport Rd, Allentown Pa

610-433-8571 Lisa Snyder **SEE YOU THERE**

Thursday May 16th 2013 10am-3pm

Senior VeteranS, come

see Mr. Freddie Rodriguez Jr. speak at the 50+ Info. Fair! Mr. Rodriguez is the Eastern Region Director of Veterans Affairs. He will be discussing matters that are important to YOU. 10% OFF of Flags for trade-ins. Will Honor Military and Veterans’ Discounts on new purchases. All flags MADE IN THE USA from Kaplans in Easton.

50 PLUS INFORMATION FAIR Osiris Holding of Pennsylvania-Broker

3/11 – Chicken marsala, buttered noodles, green wax beans, peaches & cream, etc 3/12 – Pork & sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, choc cheesecake, etc 3/13 – Sloppy Joes, boiled potatoes, carrot/raisin salad, diced pears, etc 3/14 – Hamburger, oven potatoes, cole slaw, pudding, etc 3/15 – Baked fish, rice pilaf, cauliflower, orange, etc 3/18 – Juice, bean soup, ham, mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, blondie, etc 3/19 – Spaghetti & MB, mixed veg., breadstick, fruit cocktail, etc 3/20 – Pork chop, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sc, bread pudding, etc Lehigh County Hot Meals Reservations: (610) 767-1250 between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. 3/7 – Beef Stew; Broccoli/Cauliflower; Warm Biscuit; Fruit Cocktail 3/8 – Stuffed Shells w/Ricotta Cheese & Marinara Sauce; Green Beans; Dinner Roll; Fresh Fruit 3/11 – Stuffed Cabbage w/Tomato Sauce; Carrots; Whipped Potatoes; Dinner Roll; Sugar Cookies 3/12 – Chicken Primavera; Rice; Pacific Blend Veggies; Wheat Bread; Pudding 3/13 – Salisbury Steak w/Gravy; Mashed Potatoes; Creole Zucchini; Wheat Bread; Diced Pears 3/14 – Roasted Turkey Breast w/Gravy; Bread Stuffing; French Green Beans; Wheat Bread; Orange 3/15 – Dilled Baked Fish; Mac & Cheese; Stewed Tomatoes; Multigrain Bread; Banana 3/18 – Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce; Broccoli; Garlic Bread; Fresh Fruit 3/19 – Breaded Chicken Breast; Roasted Potatoes; Wax Beans; Wheat Roll; Applesauce 3/20 – “Spring Begins” – Veal Parmesan; Rotini w/ Sauce; Zucchini; Wheat Bread; Diced Pears 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 AgingHot Menu 3/7 – Chicken Pot Pie; Sliced Carrots; Spinach Salad w/Bacon Dressing; Biscuit w/Marg; Shoofly Pie 3/8 – Lentil Soup; Beer Battered Cod; Scalloped O’Brien Potatoes; Green Peas; Wheat Bread w/ Marg; Angel Food Cake w/Strawberry Topping 3/11 – Chicken Noodle Soup; Tater Tot Casserole; Creamed Corn; Wheat bread w/Marg; Dark Sweet Red Cherries 3/12 – Baked Chicken in Supreme Sauce; Baked Potato/Sour Cream; California Blend Vegetables; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Tapioca Pudding | March 7, 2013

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3/13 – Breaded Pork Chop; Cabbage & Bow Ties; Pickled Beets; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Red Seedless Grapes 3/14 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Irish Beef Barley Soup; Corned Beef & Cabbage; Boiled Potatoes; Emerald Isle Salad; Wheat Roll w/Marg; Shamrock Pie 3/15 – Baked Ziti; Italian Blend Vegetables; Tossed Greens w/Italian Dressing; Italian Bread w/Marg; Applesauce 3/18 – Hungarian Goulash; Extra Wide Noodles; Wax Beans; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Fresh Fruit Cup 3/19 – Baked Meatloaf w/Gravy; Au Gratin Potatoes; Red Beets; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Birthday Cake; Vanilla Ice Cream 3/20 – Red Pepper Bisque; Chicken Stir Fry; Brown Rice; Waldorf Salad; Whole Grain Bread w/Marg; Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

3/8 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games & Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch; 12:15 Pinochle 3/11 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games & Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch; Munday Funday w/Joanne 3/12 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games & Puzzles; 9:45 Exercise; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Bingo 3/13 – 9:00 Games/Puzzles & Sewing for Gracedale; 10:00 Shopping Spree; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Crafts/ Ceramics 3/14 –9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 10:15 Sing-aLong; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Penny Bingo 3/15 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games; 11:30 Lunch; 12:15 Pinochle; 12:30 Games 3/18 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 11:30 Lunch 3/19 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles; 9:45 Exercise; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Bingo 3/20 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games/Puzzles & Sewing for Gracedale; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Crafts/Ceramics

Northampton Senior Center Director: Krista Ambrosino For Reservations Please Call: 610-262-4977 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-1:30 3/7 – Cards/Puzzles; 9:30 Morning Stretch; Noon Lunch; 11:30 Bakery Corner 3/8 – Cards/Puzzles; 9:30-11:00 Needlecraft; 11:30 Lunch; Bingo after Lunch 3/11 – Cards/Puzzles; Coffee Break; “Healthy Snacks Week!” Noon Lunch; “Johnny Appleseed Day!” 3/12 – 9:30 Morning Stretch; BP’s w/Nurse Dorothy; 11:00 Library Book Exchange; “Plant a Flower Day!” 3/13 – Cards/Puzzles; 10:30 Kindergarten Visit; Noon Lunch; “Ear Muff Day!” 3/14 – Cards/Puzzles; 9:30 Morning Stretch; 11:00 Music w/Steve; Noon Lunch; Bakery Corner after Lunch 3/15 – Cards/Puzzles; 9:30-11:00 Needlecraft; 11:30 Lunch; “Green” Bingo After Lunch, “Ides of March!” Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! 3/18-3/22 – Center Closed this Week!

Cherryville Senior Center Director: Edith Knauss For Meal Reservations call: 610-767-2977 by 9:30 a.m Hours 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 3/7 – 10:30 Quilting; 12:15 Rep. Julie Harhart 3/8 – 11:15 Name That Tune 3/11 – Gentle Exercise 3/12 – 12:30 Now You Have It Now You Don’t 3/13 – 12:30 Fruit Bingo; “Ear Muff Day” 3/14 – St. Patrick’s Day Party 3/15 – 12:30 Sing-A-Long 3/18 – 10:30 Gentle Exercise; 12:30 Duck Races 3/19 – 12:00 Hinkle Family; “Birthday Day” 3/20 – 12:30 Regular Bingo

Mid-County Senior Center 234 Walnut Street Bath. Director: Susan Miller For Meal Reservations: Please Call 610-837-1931 Hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 3/7 – 9:00 Pool/Cards/Games & Puzzles; 10:15 Singa-Long; 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 Penny Bingo

Palmerton Senior Center Located at 501 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Monday – Pinochle, penny games, lunch Tuesday – Bingo, lunch Wednesday – Exercises, penny games, lunch Thursday – Pinochle, penny games, lunch Friday – Bingo, lunch *Bad weather closings on “Blue Ridge TV 13”, bottom of screen. March 29th – Closed for Good Friday. Meal reservations, please call prior to 9:30 a.m. the day before (610-826-4505)


Heart Health

Please join us for an informative seminar on Heart Health.

March 21st at 2:00pm 71 Princeton Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071 Michael Obert, CRNP, with Dr. Lizak at Medical Associates of the Lehigh Valley will be speaking about issues such as heart disease and risk factors according to gender. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by March 18th to Norma at 610-824-7406.

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Spread the Good Word Biblical Study Tour of Israel offered

Living Hope Lighthouse church in Palmerton is sponsoring a biblical study trip to Israel. Pastor John Delancey, who will serve as guide for the trip will be at the church on Sunday, March 17, at 6 p.m. to share a power point and "show and tell" of items from Israel. The presentation will help those interested in the trip learn more and get more information. The trip is hosted by Pastor Nathan Fry and led by Dr. John DeLancey, a former archeology student in Jerusalem, author of “Devotional Treasures from the Holy Land” and tour guide.

Hop over to Egg Hunt at Bethany Wesleyan

The annual Easter egg hunt at Bethany Weleyan Church will be held on Saturday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome to one of the largest egg hunts in our area! Age specific hunts will be held, children 12 and under are invited to particpate. In addition there will be carnival games, inflatables, indoor crafts, hay rides, prizes, and food will be available

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Northampton Assembly of God

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

Daniel Daniel E. E. Lundmark Lundmark •• •• 610-262-5645 610-262-5645 “Root “Root of of Bitterness” Bitterness”

The dictionary dictionary defines defines bitterness as aa deep-seated deep-seated ill ill will.” will.” Last The bitterness as Last week’s week’s story story of former Los Angeles police officer, 33-year-old Chris Dorner, illustrated the devof former Los Angeles police officer, 33-year-old Chris Dorner, illustrated the devastating fruit of bitterness as Chris sought revenge for his perceived misastating fruit of bitterness sought for his perceived mistreatment in losing his badgeasin Chris 2008 for lying revenge about a fellow officer. Since then, treatment in losing badgeofinbeing 2008 wronged for lying about a fellow his officer. Sincetothen, Chris harbored his his feelings and allowed grudge fester his roothisoffeelings bitterness exploded into open hostility,his multiple Chrisuntil harbored of being wronged and allowed grudgerevenge to feskillings, and his own tragic death in the flames of fire. terTheuntil his root of bitterness exploded into open hostility, multiple revenge Bible warns, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest killings, andofhisbitterness own tragicspringing death in theupflames of fire. any root trouble you, and thereby many be The Bible warns, “Looking diligently any man fail of the grace of God; lest defiled” (Hebrews 12:15). Note threelest things: 1. Bitterness is a root that will spring to trouble Note“lestmany any root any root of bitterness springing up up trouble you, you! and thereby be of bitterness springing up trouble you.” A root is under the surface. The same defiled” (Hebrews 12:15). Note three things: is true with bitterness in a person’s soul. It lies beneath the surface like a bub1. Bitterness is aseething root thathatred. will spring up begins to trouble you! Note“lest bling fountain of It often when a person feelsany he root has of bitterness up trouble you.”feelings A root isinside underwhere the surface. The same been wrongedspringing and he nurses the hurt they fester and grow. of getting even becomes all consuming. hislike sin aofbubbitis true The with idea bitterness in a person’s soul. It lies beneath the Soon surface terness springs up and results in troubling outward sins such as anger or bling fountain of seething hatred. It often begins when a person feels he has murder. Even before then, the gnawing inner bitterness produces many troubeen wronged nurses where on they fester andIt bling illnesses and and he opens the the doorhurt for feelings demons inside which thrive bitterness. grow.been Thesaid ideathat of getting becomes consuming. his sin ofyour bithas holding even bitterness is likealldrinking poison Soon and expecting enemy die. ternesstosprings up and results in troubling outward sins such as anger or 2. Bitterness will infect andgnawing affect many you!produces Note “thereby murder. Even before then, the inneraround bitterness manymany troube defiled.” Bitterness is a cancer and poison that destroys millions of victims bling illnesses and opens the doorfamilies, for demons which on bitterness. It every year. Unchecked, it destroys churches, andthrive nations. has3. been said that holding bitterness is like drinking poison and toexpecting Bitterness results in failing to accept the grace of God humbly your forgive who wrong you! Note “lest any man fail of the grace of God” God enemythose to die. gives grace to forgive only and to the humble! clothed humility: God 2. Bitterness will infect affect many“Be around you!with Note “therebyformany resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).

be defiled.” Bitterness is a cancer and poison that destroys millions of victims every year. Unchecked, it destroys families, churches, and nations. 3. Bitterness results in failing to accept the grace of God to humbly forgive those who wrong you! Note “lest any man fail of the grace of God” God gives grace to forgive only to the humble! “Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).

to purchase. And don’t forget your camera as there will be a special visit by the Easter Bunny! Good Friday Services - Friday, March, 29 at 4:00 & 6:00 p.m. with communion. Nursery will be available. Easter Services - Saturday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 31, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening activities include soup and salad, 5:00 - 6:15 p.m., 6:30—8:00 p.m. - Kingdom Kids (ages 3 - 5th grade), Ignite Group (6th grade - 12th grade), and Adult L.E.D. classes including Grief Share and Divorce Care support groups. Check website for a list of the classes offered. ZUMBA Fitness Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. CoEd Volleyball for ages 15 and up will be held every Sunday night as follows: Recreational - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Competitive - 7:15 to 9:00 p.m. Bethany Wesleyan Church is located at 675 Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville. Worship services are held each Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sundays at 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call the church office at 610 767-1239, or visit us online @

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Slatington 16th Annual Basket Social Sunday May 5th

Doors: 5PM Drawing: 7PM Diamond Fire Co, Walnutport TICKETS $6 at the door or call Iris @ 610.767.8982 Beverly @ 610.767-6504 •2 Mystery BRING MOM for ship fellow n! u f &

Baskets With $50

•Kitchen Open •NonPerishable Collection For Food Bank | March 7, 2013

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Church Directory Agape New Testament Fellowship Schnecksville, 610-216-5611 (N) W - 10 am, Jr. Church 10:45 am

Covenant United Methodist Church Klecknersville 610-837-7517 HA W- 8 & 10:30 am SS 9:15

Heidelberg UCC Irvin & Church Rd. Heidelberg, 610-767-4740 (HA) Worship - 8:30 am. SS-9:45 am

All Saints Episcopal Church Lehighton 610-377-2675 W – 10 am, SS 9 am

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

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

Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church Slatington, 610-767-2214 W- Sat. 5 pm Sun. 8:30 & 10:30 am Ben Salem United Church of Christ Lehighton 570-386-3870 W-8:15/10:30 am SS (all ages) 9:15 am Bethany Bible Fellowship Church Whitehall, 610-434-8661 W-10:30 am & 6 pm SS 9 am Bethany Wesleyan Church Cherryville, 610-767-1239 (N) Sat. 5 pm – Encounter. Sun. 9 & 10:30 am - Worship Wed. 6:30 evening programs. Bethel U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-1898 W-10 am SS 9 am Blue Mountain Community Church Palmerton, 610-826-8402 W-9:15 am, Study Group 11:15 am Calvary Bible Fellowship Church Walnutport, 610-767-7447 W- 10 am Chapman Quarries United Methodist Bath 610-837-0935 (HA) W- 11 am SS 10 am Christ’s Church at Lowhill UCC New Tripoli W-10:30 am, S.S. 9:15 am Christ U.C.C., Little Moore Danielsville, 610-837-6051 W-9 am SS 10:15 am Christ U.C.C. Walnutport, 610-767-1601 W-10 am, SS 9 am Concordia Lutheran Church Northampton 610-262-8500 W-9 am SS 10:15 am

Egypt Community Church Egypt 610-262-4961 (HA) W-10:30 am SS 9 am

Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-2668 (HA/N) W- 10:30 am, SS 9:15 am

Emmanuel UCC Bowmanstown W-9 am SS. 10:15 am

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526 Worship - 8:30 am.

Faith Independent Church of Christ Walnutport W-10 am SS 9 am

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Palmerton (HA/N) W-8 & 10:45 am, SS 9:30 am

Faith Alive United Methodist Church Bowmanstown 610-852-2805 W-8:30 am & 10:45 am SS 9:45 am

Hope Lutheran Church Cherryville, 610-767-7203 (HA/N) Sun. Worship – 8 & 10:30 am. Church School – 9:15 am.

First UCC Palmerton W-9 am SS 10 am

Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-3365 W-10 am, SS 9 am

Friedens UCC Slatington, 610-767-7099 HA W- 9:30 am

Jerusalem Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-681-5200 W- 10:15 am, SS 9 am

God’s Missionary Church Northampton 610-262-4412 W-10:30 am & 7 pm SS 9:30 am

Jerusalem UCC Palmerton, 610-681-4412 W-9 am & 10:30 am

Good Shepherd UCC Slatington, 610-767-9680 (HA) W- 8:30 & 11 am SS 9:30 am

Kingdom Life Family Center Orefield (N) W- 10 am

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville (N) W-8 am, 9:45 am & 10:45 SS 9:30

Living Hope Lighthouse Palmerton, 610-826-2201 W- 10 am

Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) Sun. 10 am – SS. 10:30 am Worship

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

Grace United Church of Christ Northampton W- 10:30 am, SS 9:15 am Heidelberg Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-1526 Worship – 11 am. SS – 9:45 am

Northampton Assembly of God Cherryville Rd. 610-262-5645 W- 10:15 am & 6 pm SS 9:30 Parryville United Methodist Church 610-377-5538 W- 10:30 am SS 9:30 am

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Church Directory Sacred Heart Church Palmerton (HA) Sat. 5pm, Sun. 8:30 & 11 am

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

Salem United Methodist Church Danielsville (N) W- 9:30 am, SS 11 am

St. Peter’s Church of Emerald Emerald 610-767-6233 W-10:15 am, Com. 1st Sun. SS 9 am

Salem United Methodist Church Aquashicola 610-826-2577 W – 11 am, SS 9:30 am, 2nd Sunday Fellow10:30 am

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

Salem United Methodist Church Slatedale, 610-767-5632 W - 9 am, Prayer & Song 8:45 am Shepherd’s Chapel Regional online fellowship St. John’s Episcopal Palmerton W- 8 and 10:30 am Slatington Baptist Church Slatington, 610-767-6276 W- 10:45 am, SS 9:30 am St. John’s Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-6361 W- 8:00 & 10:15 am, SS 9 am (N) St. John’s U.C.C. Palmerton (HA) W- 10 am, SS 9 am St. John’s UCC Rising Sun Rd. Laury's Station (HA) W- 10:15 am SS 9 am St. John’s UCC Slatington 610-767-5554 (HA/N) W- 9 am SS 10:30 am St. John’s UCC of Howertown Northampton, 610-262-8666 (HA/N) W- 8 & 10:15 am, SS 9 am St. Matthew's ELC Lehighton, 610-377-2972 W- 9 am, SS 10:30 am St. Nicholas R.C. Berlinsville, 610-767-3107 W- (M-F) 8:30 am, Sat 4:30 pm, Sun 8, 9:30 & 11 am St. Paul’s UCC of Indianland Cherryville, 610-767-5751 (HA/N) W-10:30 am SS 9 am

St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Palmerton Divine Liturgy 9:00 am The Church of God Palmerton 610-826-4972 W-10:15 am Trinity EC Church Berlinsville 610-767-1167 W 9 am, SS 10 am Trinity EC Church Slatington 610-760-2090 W-10 am, Bible Study Wed 6:30 Trinity Lutheran Church Lehighton. 610-377-4303 W –Sun. 9am (N) SS – 10:15 am 3/10--Service of the word worship service. 3/13 – Lenten service, 12 pm. 3/17--Worship w/ Holy Communion. 3/20 – Lenten service, 12 pm. 3/24--Palm Sunday worship w/ Holy Communion & distribution of palm fronds. 3/28 Maundy Thursday--7PM Worship w/ Holy Communion. 3/29 Good Friday--7PM Tenebrae worship service. Easter worship (3/31) w/ Holy Communion 8 & 10am. No Sunday School. Trinity UCC Coplay. 610-262-8933 (HA, N) W – 9:30am, SS – 11am. W – Thurs. 7pm. Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 (N) W 8 & 10:45 am, SS 9:15 am United Presbyterian Church of Slatington Slatington, 610-767-8113 (HA) W-10:30, SS –9:30

Union United Church of Christ Neffs, 610-767-6961 (HA/N) W- 8 & 10:30 am, Children10:30 Valleyview Baptist Church Northampton 610-837-5894 (HA & N) W – 10:45 am & 6 pm. SS – 9:30 am Walnutport 7th-Day Adventist 610-767-8939 W- 9:45 am, SS 11:00 am Whitehall Mennonite Church Egypt, 610-262-1270 (N) W-10 am, SS. 9 am Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 SS 9 am, W 10:30 am (N) Zion UCC Lehighton, 610-377-1191 W 8:15 am, SS 9 am Zion’s Stone UCC Northampton, 610-262-1133 W 10:15am, SS 9am. Zion Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-837-8469 W-10:30 am, SS 9:30 am Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) SS - 9 am, W 10:30 am

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

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Spread the Good Word Holy Week/Easter Celebrations Assumption BVM Catholic Church, 649 W Washington Street in Slatington would like to invite you to join us in our celebrations for Holy Week and Easter. Our Lenten Penance Service will be held on Sunday, March 17th at 3 p.m. Holy Thursday we will celebrate the Mass of the Last Supper at 7 p.m. and we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.

Ham & Dandelion Dinner Emmanuel UCC Church 509 Hamilton St. Bowmanstown

Good Friday we will have Stations of the Cross at 3 PM and Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday - blessing of the food baskets will be at 12 Noon and the Easter Vigil begins at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday Masses will be 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. It is the perfect time of year to come back to Church. We wish you a joyful Easter!

In Loving Memory of Michael Kulp

March 16th – 3 to 7 p.m. Ham, Mashed & Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Dandelion w/ bacon dressing, gravy, homemade bread, dessert Adult - $10 /Ages 7 – 13 -$5/ 6 & under – Free FMI 610-852-2707

Breaded Pork Cutlets Cabbage & Noodles Family Style Dinner Saturday, March 16, 2013 (Snow Date: March 23, 2013)

Heidelberg Union Church

Church & Irvin Roads, Saegersville Area Adults $11:00; Children ages 4-10 $6:00; 3 & Under – Free Limited Seating @ 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm For tickets call: 610-767-5351 or 610-767-6557

The 8th Annual “Fore the Students” Golf Tournament Friday, May 17, 2013 Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton Golf Foursome-$400.oo Individual Golfer- $125.00 Business Sponsorships Available Michael was an active 7th grader at SJNRS before he died in an ATV accident in November. He was a member of the dinner club, chess club, ski club, and the Fine Arts & Drama Society at school. Michael enjoyed 4-wheeling, hunting, skiing, and playing golf. All proceeds benefit students of SJNRS & the Michael E. Kulp Scholarship Fund For information 610-349-2870

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Easter Happenings at

Bethany Wesleyan Church GOOD FRIDAY March 29 Services at 4:00 & 6:00 pm with communion

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Waffle Day Coming to Northampton Sr. Center

The Northampton Senior Center had a busy February with duck races, a valentine party, morning stretch, needlecraft, and sundae February Birthday: Rick Monday. They look foreword to "Springing" into an active March. "Healthy Snacks Week" starts on the 11th. A little Irish music with Steve Meyers on the 14th, followed by "Green" Bingo on the 15th. Waffle Sticks will be served on "Waffle Day" the 25th. As well as visits from librarian, Barbara the 12th and 26th and don't forget "The Easter Hat Parade" on the 28th. Everyday is a good day with the Center Family... area adults 60+ are welcome. FMI contact Krista Ambrosino @ 610-262-4977.

Saturday, March 30 11 am - 2 pm A fun Easter activity for children ages 0-12 January Birthday’s: Frank, Grace Patti, Theresa & Steve

EASTER SERVICES Saturday, March 30 5:00 PM Sunday, March 31 9:00 & 10:30 AM Guests Welcome Membership Not Required to Attend

Bethany Wesleyan Church

675 Blue Mountain Drive Cherryville, PA 18035 610 767-1239

Valentine Sweetheart’s: Mary & Bill, Frank & Betty, Earl & Bernie 9th ANNUAL BASKET SOCIAL

Faith Lutheran Church

3355 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall Saturday, March 9 - 10 a.M. to 5 p.M. Sunday, March 10 - 9 a.M. to 1 p.M.

Snow Dates: Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th.

Kitchen Open

Drawing 1:30 p.m. Sun. - Need Not Be Present To Win

Info. 610-435-0451

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PA Slatecraft LLC - Slatington Owners: Dan and Lynne Ehrich Location: Slatington, PA Hours of Operation: By Appointment History: PA Slatecraft has been in operation for 25 years. Dan and Lynne Ehrich purchased the business from Pete Papay and Ted Kistler on January 1, 2013. Prior to becoming owners themselves, Dan and Lynne had been working with Papay and Kistler for the past 5 years and had the opportunity to purchase the business. PA Slatecraft has had a positive name in the community, they offer competitive prices and go out of their way to meet the customer’s needs. The pair had originally owned D.J.Ehrich’s Slate Products for 5 years making slate urns, candle holders, picture holders, marker stones, coasters and novelty items. They have now incorporated these items into PA Slatecraft, making a wide variety of slate products. About us: PA Slatecraft is situated among several local slate quarries, in one of the richest slate areas in the country. Their focus is to produce the highest quality trophies, plaques, memorials for both humans and pets as well as other collectibles, at competitive prices. Each piece is individually

handcrafted to meet the customer’s requested specifications. Memorable Products: PA Slatecraft has made products for State Representatives and nAScAR drivers. They also engraved the memorial benches at the Slatington Trailhead. creating products that people enjoy is the core of their business, especially the products, like the memorial benches, that are in the local area.

“We are very proud to purchase a business with this type of concern; you just don’t find that old school customer service anymore.” - Dan Ehrich They make all of their products to the best of their ability. Knowing that the products are made in a town that has manufactured slate for hundreds of years. They enjoy that still to this day the interest of slate has not vanished. Part of the Community: Dan and Lynne are both graduates from northern Lehigh High School (Slatington High School) and are proud to back their community with its original trademark industry – slate products. E-Mail: Phone # 610-767-2396

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Extra Point by Tyler Trumbauer

Oertner Leads Indians to Record Season

In 2011 Rich Oertner needed a fresh start. He was coming off a winter away from coaching basketball after leaving Northern Lehigh in 2010. In 2011, Lehighton’s boys’ basketball program

needed a reboot as well. It was coming off a span of four losing seasons in which they accumulated only five wins. When the two came together that summer, it was the perfect match. Oertner’s inaugural season in Lehighton wasn’t a very successful one as the team finished with a 3-19 season. However, those three wins and this new coaching staff showed the community that a huge change was in the works. As soon as the off-season workouts began, Oertner and his assistants noticed an increase in the volunteer participants and saw an increase in boys trying out for the team overall. Also, the

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Indians achieved some success in the summer leagues as well. All of that translated in to one of the best turnarounds in Lehigh Valley varsity sports’ history. This winter the 2012-13 Lehighton Indians boys’ basketball team made a name for themselves. The squad earned an 11-11 record during the regular season. As they were notching the wins they were surprising themselves and everyone else in the Lehigh Valley basketball world. This fantastic team even finished their regular season schedule in dramatic fashion. The Indians were 10-11 and needed one win to qualify for the District 11 AAA tournament. Their opponent was Notre Dame East Stroudsburg and this underdog group pulled out the victory by a score of 70-50 to clinch that district berth. Going from a three-win team in 2011 to district qualifiers is very surprising, even to Oertner, who says he is repeating his process. “I’m doing the same thing I did at Northern Lehigh. I’m running practice the same way.” Oertner said.“It’s all about getting the players to believe in the coaching staff. And the coaching staff believes in the players. It is just a matter of getting them mentally in to a game.” The Indians’ earned the last seed in the bracket and played Southern Lehigh. Oertner had the tall task of getting his squad mentally prepared for this game and he was successful at it as they beat the Spartans by a final score of 50-46 to earn the program’s first district win since beating Northwestern in the 2007 3A quarterfinals. Reflecting on the past season as a whole, Oertner was very pleased with earning 12 wins overall. He admitted to me in a phone interview last week, “It was very much an up and down season. We lost four or five close ones and we won a few close ones. [The season] could have been a dud if we didn’t win the last few games of the season. The players really got focused. Looking back we feel great.”

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The Lehighton coaching staff really loves these players and the players reciprocate that affection. The district victory was great experience for junior James Farano who is also the team captain and sophomores Jordan Knappenberger and Tyler Crum. Oertner is looking for those three and others to lead the way in the future of Lehighton basketball. Speaking about the future of this program, Oertner started by reflecting on the past, “It has been satisfying. This past year was more satisfying for everybody. We are going to keep working. We are going to keep going forward and see where it takes us.”

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Dawn Ferrante Named TOP 25 Women in Business By NEPA Business Journal Dawn Ferrante, Executive Director of Carbon County Economic Development Corporation and Carbon County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board, has recently been named one of the TOP 25 Women in Business in Northeast PA for 2013 by the NEPA Business Journal. Chosen from over 150 nominees by NAWBO (Northeast Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners) and the NEPA Business Journal, Ferrante was one of 25 prominent business women to receive this prestigious honor. The TOP 25 Women in Business Award is given to exceptional women business leaders and owners in NEPA and was first established in 2002 by the NAWBO and the Journal. This year’s honorees will be featured in the March issue of the NEPA Business Journal that will be released at the end of February. The TOP 25 will also be recognized at a cocktail party in April and at an awards luncheon in June. Ferrante is the first Carbon County businesswoman since 2007 to receive this award. Previous Carbon County honorees are: Peggy Shupp and Barbara Ryan (Co-Owners, Runway Boutique, Palmerton) in 2007 and Connie Moyer Hoffman (Owner/Operator, Duane Moyer Well Drilling in Lehighton) and Toni Artuso (Director of Carbon County Economic Development Agency, Jim Thorpe) in 2002. When asked about her thoughts on being one of the TOP 25, Ferrante replied, “I am absolutely thrilled to receive this amazing honor and to be part of a group of incredible women who are making significant contributions to the northeast.” Ferrante, too, has made significant contributions to Carbon County in the four years she has worked with the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation and the Carbon County Chamber. Her responsibilities include: raising the standard

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of living for Carbon County residents as well as implementing new strategies, making valuable resources available and providing various means of support to help Carbon County businesses grow and thrive. When asked about her approach to being successful in her work, she says: ‘My approach is really multi-faceted. I believe it is always important to get out there and keep “showing up.” Being a good listener and an advocate for our business owners and residents and their needs are also extremely important. I also realize that one person cannot build a strong community alone, so my strategy has been to bring together a number of other organizations to help increase the level of service, programs and support that we provide to our local businesses. It is very rewarding to help make Carbon County a better place because this is where I call home and feel fortunate to raise my sons.’ Aside from her daily duties at CCEDC and the CCCC, Ferrante is currently working on a master’s degree and also resides on other boards, such as the North Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) and the North Eastern Economic Development Association (NEDA) as well as oversees the administration of non-profits, such as the Carbon County Industrial Development Authority and Carbon County Business/Education.

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How to manage work, school and family life

or working adults seeking a college degree, adding “student” to the already long list of home, family and career responsibil­ities can be overwhelming and, sometimes, too much to balance. In fact, according to a study conducted by Inside Track, almost 30 percent of non-traditional students who drop out of college say it’s due to the challenges associated with balancing school, work and family commitments. If you are concerned about your ability to manage the work/family/school balancing act, take heart. You don’t need superpowers to achieve your educational goals, but it does take hard work and dedication. “The coursework associated with obtaining a college degree is rigorous,” said University of Phoenix School of Business Dean Dr. Bill Berry. “You have to be motivated and self-disciplined as well as have a solid game plan in place in order to succeed.” To help you find the right balance, Dean Berry offers these practical suggestions:

Good Timing Working academic studies into your already busy schedule requires some finesse. Dean Berry has some ideas for getting your timing just right. Set a realistic pace — While it’s tempting to want to take as many classes as possible so you can complete your degree sooner, for most working learners that’s just not possible. You may only be able to take one class at a time, so be realistic about what you can handle. Dedicate specific time — Some students find that setting aside certain nights of the week or specific blocks of time during the day to do school work is effective. If Tuesday and Thursday nights are open, or if you have an open block of time before work, for example, set that time aside just for studying. Find a flexible program — Going to college doesn’t always mean weekday classes on campus. Today, evening, weekend and online pro­grams provide many alternatives for fitting class time into your schedule. Explore all your options and find a program that meets your needs. | March 7, 2013

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Create a study plan


The calendar is your best friend. Whether it is a family version that hangs on the refrigerator, or a digital format on your laptop or smartphone, it will be an essential planning tool for you.

In order to maintain any semblance of balance, it will be necessary to let go of some things — or at least not hold on to them so tightly.

n Upload

your class schedule into the calendar so anyone else using it to make plans can check your availability, and so you can plan around your classes.

n Add

your quarterly class milestones, includ­ing project due dates, tests, and any midterms or finals. This allows you to see right away if there are any potential conflicts between family or work events and class require­ments. It also helps you build time into your schedule to study and work on projects.

n When

making a weekly schedule or to-do list, include daily study time. It won’t always be possible to block out time just for your­self, so think creatively. Can you catch up on reading assignments while waiting for basketball practice to finish or during your lunch hour? Can you write after the kids have gone to bed? Perhaps you can sit down at the table with your kids and all do your homework together.

In addition, Dean Berry says that when develop­ing your study plan it is important to understand your own learning style. “Some people need peace and quiet in their own personal space, while others benefit from a social setting in which they can discuss the subject matter. Knowing what works for you can help you figure out when and where you’ll do your best studying.” For tips on finding the right time to study, see sidebar, “Good Timing.”

Smart Student Apps

Use your smartphone as a portable education tool. Here are some apps to help you be a smarter, more effective student: University of Phoenix Mobile (Free; iPhone and Android) — Interact in online classroom discus­sion forums, and receive real-time alerts when grades, new threads or responses are posted. Available exclusively to University of Phoenix students. Astrid Task/To-do List (Free; Android) — Import school, work and personal tasks to get comple­tion reminders. You can also sync your lists with other online devices so you can share them with your family members and work or learning teams. Evernote (Free; iPhone and Android) — Save text, photos, and voice notes to an online account you can access from virtually any device, including PCs, tablets and smartphones.

n Start

by making a list of all your activities. Include everything from hobbies and leisure activities to household chores, work tasks and anything else on your to-do list. Then, begin paring down the list to the truly essential things. Do you really need to serve on the neighborhood clean-up committee this year? Can you cut back on volunteer hours or carpooling duties? Leave yourself some time for rest and relaxation, but drop extraneous obligations.

n Think

about what household chores can wait and/or be shared with family members. Laundry can go unfolded for a little while, and there are plenty of age-appropriate chores that kids can do on their own. Talk to family members about helping devise a plan that frees you up and still gets things done.

Don’t go at it alone While it’s up to you to do the work, you don’t have to do it in a vacuum. “It is important to have a good support system in place,” said Dean Berry. “You need the moral support and the practical help that friends and family members can give. They can encourage you when you feel down, and take care of the kids while you study. They are on your side, so don’t be afraid to ask them to be a part of your journey.” In addition, Dean Berry says it pays to take advantage of the resources colleges and universities have put in place for their students. For example, if University of Phoenix students are having trouble balancing school life with home and work life, they can get help from the Life Resource Center. Students can receive life and career coaching, financial advice, daily living resources, and even confidential counsel­ing. To learn more, visit Balancing school, work and home life is a chal­lenge, but with a study plan, strategies to simplify respon­sibilities, and a strong support system, you can meet that challenge and achieve your academic goals.

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