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From the Editor’s Desk

Joe Korba

Along with flowers and beautiful spring weather, May also brings that special day to honor all the moms out there. Mother’s Day is May 11 this year, so don’t forget to say thanks to the woman who put up with you at your worst and helped shape the person you are. One of my favorite memories from childhood is reading Great Illustrated Classics with my mom. She instilled my love of reading and writing at a very young age and always encouraged me along my somewhat tumultuous career path. I was probably the only kid in my neighborhood that wanted a typewriter for Christmas when I was in elementary school, which she happily indulged. I know she’s reading this. So, I just want to say thanks Mom, for everything that you’ve done for me and all of the great advice throughout the years. Love you.

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Meet the Staff

As we celebrate mothers this issue, it’s time to reflect on all we learned from the women who brought us into this world. What’s one important lesson from your mom that has stayed with you over the years? (Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11. Don’t forget!) Joe Korba, Associate Publisher: My mom has inspired me in so many ways that it's hard to pick just one. I think the biggest lesson I learned from her is how important a strong work ethic is, not just to your employers, but to your own sense of self-worth. She always pushed me to strive harder and to be tenacious in everything that I do. It was more than just words though, she set an example to aspire to. Love you, Mom! Happy Mother’s Day! Danielle Tepper, Publishing Assistant: “Be a leader, not a follower.” This was usually the consequence of an argument that I wasn’t allowed to do something all my friends were doing, but it’s ultimately a decent rule to live by. Love you, Momma! Tony Pisco, Art Director: My mom has taught to me to always keep an eye on financial decisions, because they can cause pretty big headaches if they're not looked at the right way.

Alice Wanamaker, Publishing Assistant: I always remember the little life lessons from my mom at the most random times. Things like "make your bed everyday," "never refuse a breath mint," and "don't brush your hair in the kitchen" seem to stick with me wherever I go. Happy Mother’s Day!  Donna Bachman, Accounting Manager: I am the oldest of five children (three girls and two boys). Being the oldest, I would have to say being responsible, caring, and organization has been a true quality of strength carried over from my mother. Happy Mother’s Day! Tyler Trumbauer, Staff Writer: One lesson that I learned from my mother is one that I struggle to listen to to this day. My mother always taught me to not care about what others think of me. At times, I follow her words of wisdom, but the majority of the time, I stress over my public image. In reality, it should only matter how I view myself and if what I'm doing makes me happy, but that is not always the case and I feel that others fall victim to that as well. My mother is the exception as she is able to win that battle and I commend her for that and everything else she has done for me. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

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Northampton Co. Area Agency on Aging Awards Outstanding Seniors

Submitted by JOHN MEHLER The Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging will honor 11 older adults, including one who will receive an intergenerational award, who have contributed their time and talents for the benefit of others in the community. The “Outstanding Seniors Awards” Program will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the Wesley United Methodist Church at 2540 Center Street in Bethlehem. Louise Sanderson, Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council President, said that May has been designated as Older Americans Month since 1963. “The Area Agency on Aging, under the leadership of its Advisory Council, believes it is very fitting to recognize the older adults who have helped to make our community what it is today and to provide an example for future generations to follow.” John R. Mehler, Area Agency on Aging Administrator, noted, that at the ceremony, which the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council initiated in 2004, short essays which highlight each person’s passion for helping others, whether by outreach, personal action, public service, or

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sharing of time and talents will be shared with the public as a means of recognizing the contributions of those being honored. The Northampton County Area Agency on Aging is that part of county government which exists to maintain and enhance the independence and dignity of adults age sixty and over.

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Meet Scott Ellis S

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said this particular ride is a “spectacle” that goes from cott Ellis of Danielsville is a District Sales Philly to Ocean City, N.J. Manager for Ecolab, Inc. by day, but when he sheds his In 2012, he was approached by people in his chapter suit and tie, he’s just a family man pedaling his way to join the MS Great 8, which was then in its third year. toward $100,000. While he never before considered “I always wanted to do something crazy, so I hooked himself a competitive bike rider, he now has almost up with them,” said Ellis. The Great 8 began with 20 fundraising rides under his belt, all in the name of two people: Catherine Tsigakos, whose brother was multiple sclerosis. diagnosed 26 years ago, and Michael Zimits, who was The autoimmune disease, also known as MS, is a diagnosed himself 16 years ago. result of the body’s immune system attacking the body’s “The goals of The MS Great 8 Foundation remain to own nerves of the brain and spinal cord, resulting in raise public awareness regarding Multiple Sclerosis, loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation. raise funds that go directly to various chapters of the It first touched Ellis’ life in the late ‘80s when he was National MS Society and inspire those diagnosed with approximately 18 years old. “I was either a senior in MS to take charge of their lives and not let MS control high school or a freshman at Moravian College when my them.” (http://msgreat8.org/about-us) dad was diagnosed,” he said. “His eye doctor noticed “They wanted to raise more money, so they started it; he said his eyes looked fuzzy and he should go to a recruiting the highest fundraisers from all over. You neurologist. So I get my eyes checked a lot, because it’s need to raise a $5,000 minimum just to ride this one,” just crazy how that happened.” explained Ellis. Ellis wasn’t prepared for how the disease would truly Ellis’ first Great 8 was eight states in eight days affect his father, who was only 40 years old at the time. (there’s a new ‘theme’ each year). It began in Portland, “We just dealt with it, but we didn’t really know Maine and ended in Manhattan. “It’s a crazy ride, like what it was or how it was going to impact the life of my 700 miles total,” Ellis said. family,” Ellis said. “As he started getting worse, I said, The next year’s Great 8 was “Tour de Lake,” a OK, I need to learn more about this; what am I going to 100-mile-a-day trek around Lake Ontario that began do?” in Niagara Falls, N.Y. and ended in Niagara Falls in A lifelong resident of Moore Township, he participated Ontario. “That was a wild adventure,” laughed Ellis. in a few MS walks around the Lehigh Valley throughout “Canadians are crazy in cars.” This year’s Great 8 is the ‘90s and mounted his first bike in 2002 for the PA ‘Beach to Beach,’ down the coast from Va. to Myrtle. It Dutch Ride, a local two-day fundraiser that allowed takes place in October. riders to go for 50, 75, or 100 miles a day. Ellis signed “Every dollar I raise goes directly to the MS Society. A up and simply sent a letter out to his Christmas card huge percentage of their funds go to research, which is list, explaining what he was doing and why. He received making a difference. There’s no cure for MS, but that’s a staggering response and raised nearly $5,000. the ultimate goal,” explained Ellis. “If you get diagnosed “It was amazing how many people had a connection tomorrow with MS, your outlook on life is way different with MS,” he said. “And that’s how it started.” than my dad’s because of these new drugs.” His first ride was like a baptism into the collaborative His father was able to make it to a few finish lines effort; he rode 75 miles to Kutztown in a “torrential before the disease progressed. “He thought it was cool,” downpour” with no real biking gear, spent the night in a said Ellis. “He was still communicating when I started, “dorm room with no heat,” put wet shoes on the next day, but he didn’t seem to understand how hard and rode 75 miles back. “It rained two to it was for me.” three inches. I’m like, ‘what the hell am I Charles Ellis lost his 26 year battle with doing, I’m soaked!’” laughed Ellis. “But I MS in January of 2011. immediately bought a road bike and said, “Honestly, it was kind of a godsend when ‘I’m hooked, I’m doing this.’ Because it it all came down to it. You know, people was just such a cool experience and these hear ‘MS’ and they think of Richard Pryor, people are so dedicated to trying to make Montel Williams, Ozzy Osbourne’s son [Jack a difference, I got sucked into it right Osbourne] … they don’t see the ugly away.” end of it. Everything shuts down,” The PA Dutch ride was organized by the Delaware Valley chapter of the MS Ellis explained. “I got married, Society (which is based in Philly). It ran bought a house, had my son, from 1987 to 2010. In 2008, Ellis also started participating in the City to Shore Scott and Janelle during the 2011 City to Shore Ride, the Delaware Valley’s biggest. With ride from Philly to Ocean City, N.J. almost 7,000 bikers in attendance, Ellis


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Entering Canada by bike, 2013 Great 8 “Tour de Lake.”

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Scott finishing his first 700-mile MS Great 8 ride in Times Square.

and did all this cool stuff and my dad was walking with a cane or in a wheelchair and just missed it all. He didn’t miss all of it, but he’s missing it all now— grandkids and the whole nine. For all the years my son was alive [before my dad died], my dad couldn’t move or talk, he just laid in bed. He was in and out of Scott and his son, hospice twice. It’s just depressing as Tucker, last August at hell at the end. It was progressive; it moved quick, but then it was ugly for Niagara Falls. Scott’s a while. People with a slower form can second Great 8 ride. literally live a good life with it.” He added, “My dad was type of guy that did everything himself, whether it was put up a fence or pour a concrete driveway. He put decks on the house; he worked on a farm as a kid in Indiana, so he was used to doing his own work. Then it fell to me and my brother. He finally lost the ability to drive. That’s the part that sucked the life out of him, not being able to do anything.” Ellis’ biking quests may have started with his dad, but they certainly aren’t ending now that he’s gone. He averages about four rides a year. “If I do any more, my wife will kill me,” he laughed. His wife, Janelle, and their nineyear-old son, Tucker, are his cheering section, said Ellis. Janelle, while not a cycler, rode with him for the City to Shore ride the year Charles passed. “We had jerseys made up and we just Scott cruised; we were a team,” said Ellis. reaching the “She supports me at every ride. She’ll finish line find a way to get there and yank Tucker out of school and bring him down to of the 2013 Myrtle. They’re always at the finish Buffalo MS line.” Ellis returns the support at his sons’ Chapter ride sporting events. Tucker does lacrosse, in N.Y. baseball, and football and Ellis helps out when he can. “I’m never the coach,” he said. “But I’m one of them.” Ellis plans to continue riding until he has no choice but to stop. By the end of 2014, he hopes to hit the $100,000 people who just really give a crap. The first year I don’t mark of how much money he has raised personally. “It’s evolved into this passion now; I ride because do it is gonna feel weird; I’ll feel guilty as hell. That’s I’m on a mission. I’m riding every mile, because my dad the way I am.” “As long as, God willing, I can pedal—I’ll be doing it.” would if he could,” he explained. “The first year I don’t To learn more about the MS Society and their do a ride, I am gonna be either in a hospital bed or not here, because I can’t see myself doing it. It’s such a part mission, visit www.nationalmssociety.org. For more information on the MS Great 8, go to http://msgreat8. of me and I feel almost obligated.” Ellis continued, “Everybody has their connection to org. To support Scott Ellis, visit his website at http:// whatever disease and mission in life and MS is just mine. scottsmsbiketours.org where you can make a donation It took my dad at 65. It took him long before that. These or learn more about his upcoming Pork & Beer Fest rides are such cool events and you meet this clique of fundraiser coming June 20.


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Western Pocono Lioness Club Updates

Submitted by BARBE SIEG The Western Pocono Lioness Club had a meeting Tuesday, April 22 at the American Legion in Gilbert, Pa. Social hour started at 6 p.m. with all snacks starting with an “E” to celebrate Earth Day. There was a business meeting at 7 p.m. Further information from that meeting may be obtained from Lioness Ruth at 610-381-4274. Watch for some of our future events: New Soup-in-a-Jar and Soup-in-a-Sack sales are coming up—Love Soup and Chicken Soup for $6.50 each or two for $12. They will be just in time for the spring holiday and Mother’s Day. Look for them on May 9 at ESSA from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and May 10 at Tractor Supply from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Annual Holistic Fair in the West End was held at the Polk Township Fire Co. on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sessions were available for massage, reiki, and readings. Homemade snacks, soups, and vegetarian dishes were for sale.

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Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts the 17th annual COTA (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant) conference on Saturday, June 7 in the Community Services Center at LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville. The all-day conference is geared towards COTAs, OTs, PTAs, PTs, and healthcare professionals who are interested in new interventions or a refresher course. Sessions include “Recovery and Resiliency in the Older Adult with Mental Illness,” “Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Rehab,” “Current Trends in Mastectomy Prosthetics and Apparel,”“Neurodevelopment: The Importance of Movement and Play on Reflex Integration and Sensory Development,” “Vision Rehabilitation of the Neurologically Injured Patient,” and “Objective Measures in Geriatrics.” Sponsors for the conference include: Dynasplint, Good Shepherd Rehab, LVHN, St. Luke’s Hospital, Manor Care, and the OTA Advisory Committee.  Registration is accepted until May 31 and there is a $100 registration fee. To register or for more information, please call 610-7991500 or contact Cindy Rifenburg, MS, OTR/L, LCCC’s Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy/ Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, at crifenburg@lccc. edu or 610-799-1548.

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$900 Donated For Aneurysm Recovery Expenses Submitted by DARIN WEIDNER On Saturday, April 12, the Red Knights International Motorcycle Club presented fellow EMT/firefighter Rob Kramer with almost $900 that the club had collected over the past few months to help with his million dollar medical bills and daily expenses for him and his four children. Rob is from the Wind Gap area and has also served as EMT on the Klecknersville Rangers paid ambulance crew. He suffered a massive aneurysm in January, from which he was not even expected to survive—but he has survived and is thriving with great recovery! Chapters from Pa. and N.J. (from as far as Cape May) joined in this event which started at the Kmart in Wind Gap and then proceeded to the Blue Ridge Fire Department in Saylorsburg to meet up with Rob. After a bit of catching up with Rob, the check was presented, and everyone enjoyed lunch together. Rob is doing well and is expected to start back to work part-time soon.  Also, we want to get the word out locally that the RKMC PA Chapter 18 has a Fire Victims Fund. We have funds available for fire victims in need, and of course, we are always accepting donations. Contact us through our website,www. redknightspa18.wix.com/home, email pa18@

redknightsmc.com, or call Darin at 610-730-7996. Saturday, May 3 is the annual Northampton Spring Thaw Rendevous bike show. RKMC PA Chapter 18 is running the Poker Run with all proceeds going to our Fire Victims fund.    

Happy Birthday Kyle Serman - 15 on April 27 Renate Motzer- 67 on April 27 Tami L. Glasmire - 42 on April 27 Justin Fenstermaker - 23 on April 28 Berta Ehritz - 18 on April 29

Diamond Fire Company 110 Main St. Walnutport

Ladies Auxiliary

Basket Social

Sunday, May 18, 2014 Fire Co. Bingo Hall

Mother’s Day Dinner S u n d a y, M a y 1 1 11am-3pm Family Style Dinner

Ham, Chicken, Filling, Mash Potatoes, Corn, String Beans, Creamed Cabbage, Ice Cream

Adults $12.50 Senior Citizens $10.00 Children (6-12) $8.50 5 & Under Free

Doors and Kitchen Open at 12:00 p.m. Drawing at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets $5 for First Set Additional Tickets $3

For tickets, call 610-767-8476

Citizen’s Fire Company 3922 Main Street, Slatedale FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Brenda 610-767-1052, Michelle 610-760-9652 Suzanne 610-767-3983


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6th Annual C Sunday, U May 18 T 10-3 A $15 Adult Haircuts $10 Kids Haircuts (12 & Under) T $8 Brow/Lip Waxing Minute Chair Massage H $1$5Per Colored Hair Extensions Manicures O $10 Face Painting, Food, Chinese Auction N Lots of Fun For The Whole Family!! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. Come and Help grant the wish of a child with a life threatening illness and leave looking and feeling great! ,

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LCCC Announces Three C Scholarships Available For Students

Submitted by SEAN DALLAS Lehigh Carbon Community College and the Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation have combined to offer a special scholarship pool for qualified high school students from Carbon County, Pa. Graduating seniors from Jim Thorpe High School, Lehighton High School, Panther Valley High School, Palmerton High School, and Carbon County Technical Institute are eligible to apply. The LCCC Three C Scholarship is available for two years of study at the LCCC Jim Thorpe campus. The student enrolls for 12 credits in the fall semester and 12 credits in the spring; the Three C scholarship pays for six credits in each semester. “This scholarship pays for half of your college tuition,” explained LCCC financial aid director, Marian Snyder. “Students start here with a scholarship which pays for six of their 12 credits of tuition per semester. They then can transfer to a four-year university or finish their associate degree,” Snyder said. Each award is for two back-to-back semesters (fall and spring) and may be renewed once by Roscoe P. Snyder reapplying before the start of the second year and Insurance by continuing to meet the requirements of the scholarship. The scholarship is not available for Cathy A. Baus, CIC A MEMBER OF summers or interim academic periods. Personal Lines / Life / Benefits Agent THE COOPER The LCCC Three C Scholarship covers tuition INSURANCE 4659 Lehigh Drive only, however, those receiving additional grants GROUP Walnutport, Pennsylvania 18088 (such as Pell grants) may use the funds to cover 610.767.5155 Fax: 610.760.1741 books and supplies necessary for their coursework. 877.RPSYNDER (777.6933) For more information regarding eligibility, families are encouraged to visit www.lccc.edu/ cbaus@rpsnyderinsure.com threec. www.rpsnyderinsure.com

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Affinity Appreciation Day At Bear Rock Junction

Submitted by DENISE REIFINGER Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Alumni Association and Nationwide Insurance invite LCCC students and alumni to Affinity Appreciation Day at Bear Rock Junction at 8181 Route 309 in New Tripoli on Saturday, June 14 from 12-2 p.m. Affinity Appreciation Day is a day of family fun including free food, giveaways, and discounted prices for train rides, go-carts, and miniature golf. Registration is required in advance. A June 28 rain date will be observed in the event of inclement weather. For more information and to register, please contact Rachel at 610-433-5000 ext. 224 or by email at dwyerr2@nationwide.com. 4571 CLOVER HILL CIRCLE SERVING THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY

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Call David Krapf: 610-262-0564 (home) or 484-347-2645 (cell)


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Touch of Dutch En Deitsches Oschderoier-suche (Es zwett Deel) [Es erscht Deel waar im letscht Ausgang vum „Town and Country“. Datt drin hawwich ausgelegt, was Oier ich geyuust hab un verzehlt hab, wu ich Deel verschteckt hab. Nau gehnich weider mit sell.] Die Blummelenner hen gschrodne Rinn druff un ich hab en bissel rumgegratzt fer en Loch mache, hab en Oi nei un hab’s bedeckt, so as yuscht en bissel Farreb gsehne hot warre kenne. Dreimol hawwich sell geduh. Mei Schtiwwel sin neegscht zu der Deer gschtanne warre un ich hab en Oi in eener neigelegt drin. All die annre Oier hawwich aa gleichwie verschteckt un ich waar ganz schtolz uff mich selwert. Wann die Kinner un Kinskinner dann kumme sin, hawwich de Kinner gsaagt, ass ich so langkeppich gwest waer, die Kinskinner kende desmol all die Breisoier net finne, un ich misst de Kinskinner aushelfe fer ihre Oier finne. Dihr kennt eich eibilde, wie es vorgfalle iss. Sie hen all die Briesoier gfunne graad ab, awwer deel annere Oier, wu yuscht en bissel Wexel drin hen ghatt, selli hen sie Hilf fer finne gebraucht. No iss en deitsch Waddebuch gelegt warre uff mei Schreibdisch fer die Hieweise in de Breisoier zu

verschteh. Ich hab gsaagt, „ Dihr misst die Wadde vun de Hieweise uffgucke fer eire Fimfdaalernote zu finne.“ Des erscht Yaahr hot sell gut gschafft, awwer des Letscht hen sie zuerscht ums Haus rumgeguckt, eb sie die Hieweise uffgeguckt hen. So was duhnich es neegscht Mol? Glaabt dihr ich kann en anner Oschderoier-suche hawwe? Ich weess net. Verleicht kennde die Kinskinner die Oier verschtecke un ich kennt sie finne. Awwer dann missde sie selwert es Geld neiduh. [Ebbes schunscht: Im Matz hot die Betty Abel en Bild zum Drucker neigschickt, wehich der Florence Baver un ihre Schieler an der Belfast Schul. Nau mussich eich wisse losse, as mei Familye im Belfast gewohnt hen un mei Bruder in sell Schul gange iss, wann die Florence en Schulmeeschdern waar datt. Ich hab gemeent verleicht mei Bruder waer im Bild, un ich hab die Betty uffgerufe un hab gfroogt, eb sie noch die Kinner kenne kennt. Ya, gewiss! Graadaweck hot sie ihn gewisse, awwer net der Bu, wo ich gedankt hab! (Unsere eldere Gschwischder hen annerschder geguckt, wann sie yinger waare, eb mir gebore sin). Ich hab aa gelannt, as die Peggy Rothrock in meim Bruder seim Klaess waar in selle Daage. Ich hab sie aa uffgerufe fer ausfinne, wer elder waar un wer yinger waar as wie mei Bruder un sie in dem Bild. Ich hab so en grossi Blessier ghatt, wann ich mit allebeed gschwetzt hab un ich bedanke mich fer selle zwee ‚Belfast’ Weibsleit ihre Hilf.]

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A Dutch Easter Egg Hunt (Part 2) [The first part was in the last issue of “Town and Country”. In that issue I explained what type of eggs I used and where I had hidden some of them. I will now continue with that subject.] The flower beds are covered with mulch and I scratched around a little to make a hole, put an egg in, and covered it so that just a little color could have been seen. That I did three times. My boots stood next to the door and I placed an egg in one. I hid all the other eggs in like manner and I was very proud of myself. Then when the children and grandchildren came, I said to the children that I had been so clever, that the grandchildren could not find all the prize eggs this time and I must help them find their eggs. You can imagine how this played out! They found all the prize eggs right away, but some other eggs that had just a little change in them, they needed help to find. Then a Dutch dictionary was laid on my writing desk, to understand the clues in the prize eggs [which were written in Dutch], and I said, “You must look up the words in those clues to find your five dollar bills.” The first year that worked well, but the last year they looked around the house first before they looked

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up any words. So what do I do the next time? Do you believe I can have another Easter egg hunt? I don’t know. Perhaps the grandkids can hide the eggs and I can find them. But then they, themselves, must put the money in the eggs! [Something else: In March, Ms. Betty Abel sent in a picture of Florence Baver and her students at the Belfast school to the editor (Remember that Mrs. Baver taught first through fourth grades). I must tell you that my family lived in Belfast and my brother went to that school when Mrs. Baver taught there. I thought perhaps my brother would be in that picture so I called up Betty and asked her if she could still identify the children on that picture. Yes, definitely! Right away she pointed him out, but not the boy I thought. (Our older siblings looked different when they were young, before we were born.) I also learned that Ms. Peggy Rothrock was in my brother’s class those days. I contacted her also to find out who was older and who was younger than my brother and her in that picture. I had so much fun when I spoke to both of them and I thank those two ‘Belfast’ ladies for their help.] -Larry Gradwohl

Have You Recently Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits? The vast majority of applicants for Social Security Disability Benefits are denied in the first instance. If you have a disability that prevents you from working and your treating physician has a certain opinion that the disability will continue for a year or more, you probably should appeal the denial decision. William F. Zaun, Esquire, is an attorney with Steckel and Stopp with numerous years of experience in dealing with Social Security Disability cases. Over the years, he has secured disability benefits for many of his clients. If you are experiencing a disabling condition that is preventing you from working now and in the future, you may contact him at Steckel and Stopp, 1036 Main Street, P.O. Box 159, Slatington, PA 18080 or 610-7673861, ext. 209.


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Community Calendar EVERY ThursDAY •Good Shepherd Church Slatington playgroup 10:30 a.m. ages 2-5. (1st & 3rd) FMI 610-7601687. •Polka, Laurel Fire Co. 5 p.m. -7 p.m. (3rd & 4th Thurs.) FMI: 610262-2077. •Bingo, Emerald Fire Co. 6:30 p.m. •Bingo, Petersville R&G Club 7 p.m. •Country Western Line & Partner Dancing, 7 - 9:30 p.m. Dancing and Lessons. Vigilant Fire Hall. FMI: 610-760-1917 •Rotary Club, Woodstone Country Club, 6:15 p.m. FMI 484951-2468. •Al-Anon Family Group, St. John’s UCC, Palmerton, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. FMI 484-221-1026. •American Legion Aux. Slatington at Legion 7:30 p.m. (1st Thurs.) FMI 610-760-1098. •Zumba, Bethany Wesleyan 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. FMI 610-767-1239. •Yoga, Peters Elementary school 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. FMI 610-760-0300. •PA German Friends meeting. 3rd Thursday. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown. FMI: 610-2642979.

EVERY FRIDAY

•Preschool Story Hour, Palmerton Library 10:30 a.m. •Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. FMI 610-7600300. •Bingo, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 7 p.m. FMI: 610-2174321. •Mom, Pop and Tot class – 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Northampton Rec. Center. Toddler based activities/ group activities - FMI  610502-2990 or reccenter@rcn.com

EVERY SATURDAY

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

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

EVERY SUNDAY

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

EVERY MONDAY •Book Club, Palmerton Library (Third Monday) 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. •Learn to dance along like DWTS. Cha Chas, Sambas, Rhumbas, Tangos, Jive, and more, through methodology of line dancing. 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. at the Gin Mill, Northampton.  FMI, 610 - 262-9010 •Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Open 4 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m. •Bingo, Kunkletown Fire Co. 6:45 pm FMI 610-381-2674. •Bingo, Northampton Community. Ctr. Doors 5:30 p.m., bingo 7 p.m. •Bingo, Schnecksville Fire Co. 6:45 p.m. •Bingo, West Coplay Maennerchor 7 p.m. •Bingo, Vigilant Fire Co., Slatington. Kitchen 6 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m.

•Bingo, 63 A Greenbriar Bath. Greenbriar Village, Bath. 6 p.m FMI 484-287-5217. •Knitting Club, Palmerton Library (1st Monday ) 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. •Knitting for Veterans, Bath Legion 6-9 p.m. •TOPS, Dinkey Church, Ashfield 5:30 p.m. FMI 610-852-2976. •Competitive Coed Volleyball (ages 15 & up), Bethany Wesleyan gym 6:30 p.m. FMI 610-767-1239. •Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. •Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 a.m. -11 a.m. FMI 610-760-0300. •Al-Anon Family Group/Serenity Seekers, United Methodist Church, •Youth Yoga (grades 7-12) NL Middle School 2:15-3:00. FMI: 610-760-0300

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY •Bingo, Diamond Fire Co. Open 4 p.m., bingo 6:30 p.m. •Bingo, Our Lady of Hungary, Northampton 7 p.m. •Preschool story hour, Slatington Library 11 a.m. •Individualized Basic Computer Class, Northampton Library 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. FMI 610-760-0207. •Alzheimer’s Support Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jim


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Community Calendar Thorpe. 6:30 p.m. (1st & 3rd ) FMI 610-392-2380. •Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 7:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. •Zumba, Gold St. John’s Lutheran Church, Slatington 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. FMI: 610-760-0300. •Homework Helpers, Palmerton Library 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. FMI 610-826-4962. •Nar -Anon Meetings Holy Cross Lutheran Church 696 Johnson Rd. (off Rte 946) Nazareth, 7:30 p.m. •Line Dancing at LV Active Life Center every second Weds. from 1  - 4 p.m. 1633 W. Elm St. Allentown. FMI 610-437-3700

Saturday, May 3

•Disc Golf Tournament, Victory Park Slatington 1 p.m. FMI: 610554-4099 •Jacobs Brothers at 6 p.m. Lighthouse Church, Breinigsville. Free; love offering accepted. FMI: 610285-2235 •Opening Day at the Miracle League of Northampton County, 10 a.m. FMI: 484-515-3840 •Free Country Music at Alburtis Park – Free music, parking with live country bands. Cash bingo, Pa Dutch food. 12-8 p.m. FMI: 610-694-0605

Sunday, May 4

•Hymn Sing & Music Fest VI, Good Shepherd UCC Slatington 3 p.m. •Grand Opening, Lehigh Township Historical Society Addi-

tion, 1 - 4 p.m. Tours, door prizes, souvenir, refreshments •Free Community Meal, St. John’s Lutheran Church Slatington. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. FMI/reservations: 610-767-6361. Walk ins welcome. •Vendor Bingo, Schnecksville Fire Co. Doors open at 12 p.m. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. FMI: 610-799-0133 F•ree Country Music at Alburtis Park – Free music, parking with live country bands. Cash bingo, Pa Dutch food. 12-8 p.m. FMI: 610-694-0605

Monday, May 5

•LCCC Tri-Cees spring performance 7 p.m. Schnecksville. Free; benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. FMI: 610-799-1582 •Basket Bash – St. John’s UCC, Palmerton. 4-7 p.m. Refreshments avail. FMI: 610-826-2050

Thursday, May 8

•LCCC, Jim Thorpe Meet the Cougars’ Night, 6-8 p.m. at Jim Thorpe High School.

Saturday, May 10

•Roddy Chong: Virtuoso violinist for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Shania Twain, and Celine Dion will be speaking and performing at Blue Mountain Community Church. 6 p.m. Free admission. FMI: 610-826-8402 •AYCE Pancake breakfast, 8 – 11 a.m. Zion’s Stone UCC, Northampton. FMI: 484-894-7155 •Free Country Music at Alburtis Park – Free music, parking with

live country bands. Cash bingo, Pa Dutch food. 12-8 p.m. FMI: 610-694-0605 •Ebenezer UCC Closet, Rt. 143 (Decatur St.), New Tripoli.  FREE clothes for the whole family. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clothing donations not accepted.  610-298-8000. 

Sunday, May 11

•Mothers’ Day •Free Country Music at Alburtis Park – Free music, parking with live country bands. Cash bingo, Pa Dutch food. 12-8 p.m. FMI: 610-694-0605 •Roddy Chong: Virtuoso violinist for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Shania Twain, and Celine Dion will be speaking and performing at Blue Mountain Community Church. 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. Free admission. FMI: 610-826-8402

Monday, May 12

•Lehigh Township Historical Society meeting, LT Historical Centre, Route 248, Pennsville, 7 p.m. •Palmerton Area Historical Society monthly meeting at the Palmerton Library. 7 p.m. •St. John's Friendly Fifties meeting, at 1 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Good Shepherd School's Children's  Choir.

Tuesday, May 13

•Indianland Garden Club Annual Plant Auction, Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Book Cover Design and Aesthetics Discussion May 10

Submitted by DIANNE GERBER Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers Group: “Book Cover Design and Aesthetics� discussion by industry professional Robert Mendoza will take place May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library at 1 Weller Place in Palmer Township. There is a $10 fee for non-PLRW members for either in person or online participation. For details, visit www. plrw.org.

Happy Birthday Reid Ruhmel - 38 on May 3 Sara Praetorius - 9 on May 11 Bethany Amey - 28 on May 12 Carol Miller - 68 on May 14 Sarah Telekey - 22 on May 15 Victoria Shupp - 70 on May 18 Josh Lorah - 16 on May 18 Edith Smith - 90 on May 20

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You’re Invited to a CLIENT APPRECIATION Open House!

Jessica Ballas,

Licensed Massage Therapist 876 Williams Ave. Walnutport 610-760-1268 | jballas@ptd.net

Please join me as I celebrate my

20th anniversary as a Massage Therapist.

I would like to say THANK YOU for your patronage to all past & present clients. Would you like to know more about what Massage Therapy can do for you? New potential clients are welcome!

Saturday, May 17 4 p.m.-9 p.m. & Sunday, May 18 12 p.m.-5 p.m. •Goodie bags for all clients •Welcome packets for all new clients •Raffles to win FREE Massage Therapy sessions •Cake & Refreshments Mini Demonstrations throughout the event such as: -Essential Oils -Stretching -Guided Meditation

Siegfried Railroad Station Open

Submitted by IRENE URBAN The Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors on the third Sunday of each month from May through September and possibly October. The first Sunday the station will be open is May 18 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The station is located in Northampton on West 21st Street (Route 329). The station is a museum housing artifacts from the Northampton area. There are several permanent displays, but each year there are special displays as well. This year’s main special display is the J.J. Kleppinger Meat Market. Other displays will be on World War I, ration stamps from World War II, and the Siegfried School (formerly the Wolf School). There is no charge to visit the station, but donations are being accepted for the continuing restoration project. When visiting the station, you can see the new floor in the stationmaster’s office. Funding for this was from the Northampton County’s Hotel Tax. For more information, call 610-262-4748.

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Celebrate Children’s Book Week

Submitted by MELISSA HAWK Children's Book Week is the national celebration of books and reading for youth. The Northampton Area Public Library is celebrating the love of books by having a special storytime with Phyllis Palamaro, author of Farmer Bonnie and Sally the Sad Cow, on Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. Call 610262-7537 to register. Save the date! Family Fun Day 2014 is Saturday, June 7 this year. Stop in for activities and to register for our summer programs. During the summer, the library offers programs for babies, children, and teens from 10 months to 18 years old. Programs include Wonderful Ones, Toddler Storytime, Creative Preschoolers, Kindergarten Countdown, Storycraft, Reader’s Theater, Art and Books, and Family Storytime. Children ages two through 5th grade can join the Summer Reading Club to read for fun and win prizes each week. The Teen Summer Literacy Challenge is for those completing 6th to 11th grade this year. Teens and tweens attend programs and book discussions each week. They can also enter to win prizes. Registration begins on Family Fun Day and continues until the groups are full. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while the library is closed. The library will reopen Monday, May 12 at 9 a.m. Loan periods will automatically be extended and no fines will be charged during this time. The changes being made make the library more comfortable and efficient. It is a big job and volunteers are needed to help pack and move the books. Call the library if you’d like to volunteer. Visit www.northamptonapl.org, check us out on Facebook, or stop in.  

William George to Receive Chamber Spirit Award

By ALICE WANAMAKER William George III has been chosen to receive the 20th Annual Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Spirit Award presented by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce (GNLCC), regional chamber of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. The awards dinner honoring William George will be held Saturday, May 10 at the Northern Valley EMS (NOVA) Banquet Facility in Coplay beginning at 5 p.m. The awards dinner will include a cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m., dinner with program from 6 to 8 p.m. and dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. The Spirit Award was initiated to honor a citizen who has served not only our Chamber, but also our community—the Spirit Award is a special honor presented each year to an outstanding

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individual (member or non-member) within our local community. This year, as an added benefit to the community, the awards dinner will include a Basket Auction to Benefit the Lehigh Valley Zoo. All profits from the evening’s auction will be donated to the Zoo. Award tickets and sponsorships are still available. Everyone in the community is invited to join in honoring William. For more information and to reserve your dinner, please contact Mary Himmelberger at 610-7391520 or maryh@lehighvalleychamber.org.  

Doug Gable Annual Blood Drive

Submitted by SHARON HORNYAK The 20th annual blood drive in memory of Doug Gable will take place on Saturday, May 31 at Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville. Staff members from Miller-Keystone Blood Center will be on hand from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to collect the donations. Appointments to donate can be made by calling Sharon Hornyak at 610-760-9891. Appointments can also be made online at www.giveapint.org. Follow the prompts to schedule a donation and use sponsor code 0288. Please consider donating this year and give the gift of life.

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Indianland Garden Club News

Submitted by BEVERLY PUTT

The next meeting of the Indian Garden Club will be held Tuesday, May 13 at Hope Lutheran Church at 4131 Lehigh Drive in Cherryville at 7 p.m. The public is invited to the annual cash and carry plant auction. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction will start promptly at 7 p.m. Tim Wotring of the Wotring Auction Center in Schnecksville will be the auctioneer. There will be a large variety of plants to bid on and it promises to be a fun evening. Those who attend are encouraged to bring a box for your purchases. There will be light refreshments throughout the evening. There will also be a special sales table where items will be sold inexpensively and a raffle. This is a well-attended event—come early for a front seat! Members are reminded to bring their plants to the church on Monday between 4 and 7 p.m. so plants can be sorted into categories. Plants should be labeled legibly and include information regarding growing conditions. Members are also reminded to bring refreshments and help to clean up following the auction.  There will also be the regular tournament, as follows: Specimens - iris, Dutch iris, tulip, peony, columbine, pansy, wildflower, Lily of the Valley, lilac. Houseplants - begonia, fern, African violet. Photograph - Blossom Time; a photo from your garden.

Arrangements - Memorial Day - a vertical design, using red, white and blue; Spring Bouquet - an arrangement in a vase; and Remembering Mother your own interpretation. Visitors are invited and encouraged to observe the attractive entries of specimens, houseplants and arrangements of the members. For questions regarding the plant auction or the club, contact 610657-0864.

Society Prepares for Grand Re-Opening

Submitted by BEVERLY PUTT

Recently, the annual basket social of the Lehigh Township Historical Society was held at the LT Fire Company in Cherryville. Thanks to everyone who helped, donated items, and supported the event. Sunday, May 4, the society will hold a Grand Opening of the completed Lehigh Township Historical Centre Addition. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be tours, door prizes, light refreshments, and a souvenir given to visitors. Check out the items available for sale and buy one of our new T-shirts or hats. The society will be open Sunday, May 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. for their monthly open house dates for 2014. Drop in to visit and see what has been done in the new addition. Check out the information available in the many albums on the shelves regarding the township villages, people of the township, genealogy, etc. On Saturday, May 17, a take-out chicken or pork dinner will be prepared in front of the LT Historical Centre by Lorah’s Roasters. Meal consists of pork or chicken,

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a baked potato, cole slaw, roll, and dessert. There will also be other desserts available for purchase that day. Tickets are available at the historical centre on May 4 and May 11 or contact any LTHS member. Call 610-767-5989 for more information.

Old Time Gospel Family Buffet With The Quartet Of Five

Submitted by CAROLE HOLUB

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church invites the community to enjoy an Old Time Gospel Family Dinner with after dinner entertainment by The Quartet of Five on Saturday, May 31. Attendees may also participate in a  basket auction that will feature a variety of interesting baskets. The Quartet of Five, based here in the Lehigh Valley, sings traditional and old time gospel hymns in five-part harmony. The group has been performing for more than ten years to enthusiastic audiences. The all-you-can-eat buffet will offer two meats and include dessert and beverage. Doors will open at 4:30 with the buffet served at 5 p.m. The Quartet of Five will entertain beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for ages five through nine, and free for children under five. To order tickets and reserve your seats, call 610-262-9517 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Weaversville and Old Carriage Roads, just south of the village of Kreidersville.

Grand Opening Of Lock 25 Picnic Area

Submitted by NANCY THATCHER

Lehigh Township Rails to Trails is excited to announce the opening of a picnic area at Lock 25 along the Walnutport Canal Towpath. For the past year, with the support of the Walnutport Canal Association and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor organization, LTRT has been clearing brush, planting perennials, designing signs and preparing an area for picnic tables near the lock. At one time a locktender’s house stood on the site, as did a mule barn. Today the remains of the house can still be seen. The foundation of the mule barn is also present and has been turned into the area for the picnic tables. LTRT chose this area to develop as it is within Lehigh Township. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 with a rain date of Sunday, June 1. It will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. During this time you can enjoy hot dogs and other food items. Members of Lehigh Township Rails to Trails and the Walnutport Canal Association will be on hand to tell you about the people who had lived and worked at the lock. Access to the Lock 25 picnic area is by foot or by bicycle. Motorized vehicles are not permitted. The lock lies south along the towpath, about 1.2 miles from the WCA pavilion. Parking is available behind the pavilion. For more information about the Grand Opening or for directions to the parking area, please call 610-767-0676.

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Extra Point by Tyler Trumbauer

Local Athletes Shined at Allen

Many track and field athletes treat the Allen Invitational like the District 11 meet. This invitational includes nearly every school from the Colonial League, Lehigh Valley Conference, and Mountain Valley Conference. It has top talent from District 1 as well. It is staged to be the last rehearsal before the postseason meets begin in May. Many athletes from the Extra Point coverage area wished the invitational this past Friday at J. Birney Crum Stadium was the district meet because, based on their performances, they would be heading off to states. Palmerton had a good showing from their athletes as senior Austin Shupp took gold in both the boys’ 110 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles. Shupp, who will be continuing his track career at Shippensburg next year, knows how great of an event it is. “This is like a huge invitational, especially around here,” he said. “It gets every athlete mentally ready for districts and states.” A few other Bombers that seemed to be primed for districts are Jarred Sacks and Darris Rodrigues. Sacks grabbed gold in the boys’ triple jump and Rodrigues finished first in the boys’ pole vault. Palmerton’s CL North Division foe Northwestern has turned into quite the track and field powerhouse of late. The girls’ squad needs just two wins in their last meet of the regular season this week to go 22-0 in the regular season over the last two seasons. Also, the boys’ team needs to grab two victories in this last meet to complete an undefeated 2014 campaign under new coach Tim Cunningham. Their boys’ 4x100 relay team of Austin Weiss, Cole Miller, Harry Hall and Cam Richardson took first in

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Rex • Young • Female • Small Tootsie is a gray Rex rabbit in need of a loving home. She is currently waiting at the Lehigh County Humane Society in Allentown. Call 610-797-1205 if you are interested in bringing this baby bunny into your life and home. Any questions can be answered by referring to her ID number: A22023216. Lehigh County Humane Society 640 Dixon Street, Allentown, PA 18103

The Lehigh County Humane Society is a non-profit, charitable organization, which means all gifts to the shelter are tax deductible. The shelter’s goal is to reunite lost pets with their owners and to adopt out homeless pets into a new, loving, forever home. We provide a temporary home until a permanent one can be found. We also provide such services as a low cost spay/neuter clinic, vaccination clinics twice a year, education to the public on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets, and education on proper care of your pets. We also have a cruelty investigator to serve Lehigh County. Any cruelty complaints made are investigated and any action deemed necessary will be initiated.

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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 8:15/10:30 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. Bethel U.C.C. Slatington, 610-767-1898 W 10 a.m. SS 9 a.m. Blue Mountain Community Church Palmerton, 610-826-8402 W 9:15 a.m., SG 11:15 a.m. Chapman Quarries United Methodist Bath, 610-837-0935 (HA) W 11 a.m. SS 10 a.m. Christ’s Church at Lowhill UCC New Tripoli W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. Christ U.C.C., Little Moore Danielsville, 610-837-6051 W 9 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m. Christ U.C.C. Walnutport, 610-767-1601 W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Concordia Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-8500 W 9 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m. Covenant United Methodist Church Bath, 610-837-7517 HA W 8 & 10:30 a.m. SS (all ages) 9:15 a.m.

Ebenezer United Church of Christ New Tripoli, 610-298-8000 SS 9 a.m.; W 10:15 a.m. Ebenezer United Methodist Church Lehighton, 610-533-0107 W 9 a.m., BS 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Egypt Community Church Egypt, 610-262-4961 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Emmanuel UCC Bowmanstown W 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. Faith Independent Church of Christ Walnutport 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.

Heidelberg UCC Heidelberg, 610-767-4740 (HA) W 11 a.m., SS 9:45 a.m. Heritage Baptist Church Orefield, 610-395-4970 (N) W 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Holy Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-2668 (HA/N) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526 W 10:45 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Palmerton (HA/N) W 8 & 10:45 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church Cherryville, 610-767-7203 (HA/N) Sun. W 8 & 10:30 a.m., SS 9:15 a.m. Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-3365 W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

First UCC Palmerton W 9 a.m., SS 10 a.m.

Jerusalem Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-681-5200 W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

Friedens UCC Slatington, 610-767-7099 HA W 9:30 a.m.

Jerusalem UCC Palmerton, 610-681-4412 W 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

God’s Missionary Church Northampton, 610-262-4412 W 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., SS 9:30 a.m.

Kingdom Life Family Center Orefield (N) W 10 a.m.

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

Living Hope Lighthouse Palmerton, 610-826-2201 W 10 a.m.

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Mountain View Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-759-7553 W 10:30 a.m.

St. Matthew's ELC Lehighton, 610-377-2972 W 9 a.m., SS 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Northern Lehigh Bible Fellowship Church Walnutport, 610-434-8661 W 10:30 a.m.

St. Nicholas R.C. Berlinsville, 610-767-3107 W (M-F) 8:30 a.m., Sat 4:30 p.m., Sun 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

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

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

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

St. Paul’s UCC Northampton, 610-261-2910 W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. St. Peter’s Church of Emerald Emerald, 610-767-6233 W 10:15 a.m., Com. 1st Sun., SS 9 a.m. AWANA 6 p.m. BS 10 a.m. Mon. 7 p.m. Wed. 6 p.m. Sun. HA St. Peter’s UCC Northampton (HA) W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trinity Lutheran Church Lehighton, 610-377-4303 W Sun. 9 a.m. w/communion 1st & 3rd Sun. SS 10:30 a.m. grades pre-K-12 1st Sat. W w/communion 5 p.m. 1st Tues. quiet communion 10 a.m.   Trinity UCC Coplay, 610-262-8933 (HA, N) W 9:30 a.m., SS 11 a.m. W Thurs. 7 p.m.

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

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

United Presbyterian Church of Slatington Slatington, 610-767-8113 (HA) W 10:30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. 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. Whitehall Mennonite Church Egypt, 610-262-1270 (N) W 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 SS 9 a.m., W 10:30 a.m. (N) Zion UCC Lehighton, 610-377-1191 W 8:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Zion’s Stone UCC Northampton, 610-262-1133 W 10:15 a.m., SS 9 a.m. Zion Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-837-8469 W 10: 30 a.m., SS 9:30 a.m. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Northampton, 610-262-6636 (N) SS 9 a.m., W 10:30 a.m.

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Hope Lutheran Church News

Submitted by NINA WEISS Hope Church will begin offering a grief support group so people have the opportunity to help one another through the grieving process. The group meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the church. They will meet for 12 weeks and use materials from the Grief Sharing series. The meetings are open to the community. To register, or if you require more information, contact Pastor Paulette Obrecht at 610-767-7203. "Car Wash for a Cause" will be held Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville. The confirmation class will be "hosting" the event, with help from Youth Group for snacks and baked goods. Proceeds will go towards the National Youth Group Gathering in Detroit 2015 and to a cause yet to be chosen. $5 for cars, $10-15 for larger vehicles. Hope Lutheran Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2014–2015 school year. The school’s structured learning environment helps to prepare three and four year old children for their formal school experiences. Please call the church office at 610-767-7203 for more information or to register your child for Nursery School. Children

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Last week II shared shared about about the the sudden sudden death death of of my my brother, brother, Tim, Tim, and and the the Last week godly legacy that he passed on to his children and grandchildren. How godlyone legacy he passed on Itoknow his children How does buildthat a godly legacy? how Timand andgrandchildren. Grace did it. They does one godly I know to how Tim and Grace did it. They knew the build Lord aand tooklegacy? their children church regularly. They consistently faith.their They prayed.to church regularly. They conknew the lived Lord their and took children When God delivered the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage, He sistently lived their faith. They prayed. revealed Himself as the All-Powerful Holy God and taught them how to When God delivered the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage, He live a holy life specifically instructing, “teach them thy sons, and thy revealed Himself asshalt the All-Powerful God and them howand to sons' sons…thou teach them Holy diligently untotaught thy children, shalt when thou sittest “teach in thinethem house, when live a talk holy oflifethem specifically instructing, thyand sons, andthou thy walkest by the way,shalt and teach when thou down,unto and thy when thou risest sons' sons…thou themliest diligently children, and up” (Deuteronomy 4:9, 6:7). As this verse shows, a godly legacy is shalt talkonofbythem when thou sittest in thine house, and Israel when backthou passed diligence and consistency. Unfortunately, walkest thetoway, andonwhen thoulegacy liest down, and when thou risest slid and by failed pass a godly like many are failing today, “and there arose another generation after them, knew not the up” (Deuteronomy 4:9, 6:7). As this verse shows,which a godly legacy is LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel” (Judges passed on by diligence and consistency. Unfortunately, Israel back2:10). slid and failedoftopassing pass on a godly legacy liketomany are generation failing today, This theme along a godly legacy the next is “and arose another generation after states, them, which knewnot nothide the found there throughout Scripture. Psalm 78:4-7 “We will them from children, the done generation to come the LORD, nor their yet the works shewing which hetohad for Israel” (Judges praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that 2:10). he hath done. For he…appointed a law in Israel, which he comThis theme passingthat along a godly legacy the next generation is manded our of fathers, they should maketo them known to their found throughout Psalm 78:4-7might states, “Wethem, will even not hide children: That theScripture. generation to come know the them from theirshould children, shewing the generation to comethem the children which be born; whoto should arise and declare to their children: Thatand they set their in God, and not that forpraises of the LORD, hismight strength, andhope his wonderful works get the works of God, but keep his commandments.” heIn hath done. For he…appointed a law in Israel, which he comhis old age, David prayed, “O God, forsake me not; until I have manded ourstrength fathers, unto that they should make them known totoevery their shewed thy this generation, and thy power children: That the generation to come know be them, even the one that is to come” (Psalm 71:18). Maymight our prayer the same—to leave a godly forbe allborn; who are to come. children whichlegacy should whostillshould arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.” In his old age, David prayed, “O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come” (Psalm 71:18). May our prayer be the same—to leave a godly legacy for all who are still to come.

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Looking Good at 90

Submitted by BEVERLY RONCO Craig and Beatrice Beltzner of Northampton each turned 90 years old within the past nine months. Craig turned 90 on July 19, 2013 and Beatrice followed on April 26, 2014. A small surprise family luncheon was held at a local restaurant on April 21, 2014 to celebrate this amazing milestone. Craig and Beatrice also celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on April 26, 2014.

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50th Wedding Anniversary

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Robert Morgan of Walnutport was honored by a surprise birthday celebration held recently at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Slatington. His family and many dear friends came to celebrate. Seated in the photo with his wife, Margaret, he is pictured with his son Keith, grandson Todd and his wife Tanya, along with both of his greatgrandchildren, Marson and Natalee. Robert can be seen at many sporting events at Northern Lehigh High School.

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Classifieds

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EVENTS

8 Family Yard Sale -203 E. Church St. Slatington Friday, 5/9 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 5/10 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Lots of stuff, something for everyone. (5/1) Craft Fair & Flea Market – Saturday, May 17. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Don Laine Campground – 790 57 Drive Palmerton (Trachsville). Table $6 or two for $10. Call 610-381-3381 (5/1) Huge Garage and Household Cleanout – Rain or Shine. May 2, 3, and 4 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Household Goods, Hunting and Fishing Items, Exercise and Sporting Equip., Tools, Automotive, Electrical, Plumbing, Garden Supplies, Horse Equipment, Adult Clothing, Books, Comics, Storage Bins, Air Conditioners, Electronics, Cassettes, Canoe, Lance Truck Camper. 3774 Peace Drive, Danielsville. (5/1) Longaberger Weekend Getaway to Longaberger Homestead, Raven's Glen Winery, and Flight 93 Memorial. October 3-5, $430 per person, includes most meals. Call Eileen at 610-298-2328 for more info. (5/15) Sunday, May 18: BINGO. Longaberger and Thirty-One, doors open at noon, starts at 1 p.m., $20 for 20 games (3 cards), specials 5 games for $7 at Friedens Fire Company (3158 Friedens Rd.) in Slatington. (5/15) Yard Sale May 9 & 10 from 8 am to 3 pm 847 Hickory Road Walnutport Lehigh Twp. Multi Family - Tanning Bed. (5/1)

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FOR SALE

Craftsman Rototiller: 17 in., counter rotating tines, 5 HP Briggs & Stratton motor. $375. Craftsman Mulching Lawnmower: 21 in., front gear drive, Briggs & Stratton motor, grass catcher. $175. Both in very good condition. 610-760-9930. (5/1) DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800681-2425 (10/30) Medical Guardian - Toprated medical alarm and 24/7 medical alert monitoring. For a limited time, get free equipment, no activation fees, no commitment, a 2nd waterproof alert button for free and more only $29.95 per month. 800-7834149 (10/30) MUST SELL!! A.K.C. MINI DACHSHUNDS.  2 BORN 11/27/13 A.D 1 BORN 9/10/12. UP TO DATE ON SHOTS AND ARE WORMED .CALL 570-7301425 (5/1) Safe Step Walk-In Tub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 800-511-0573 for $750 Off. (10/30) Wheelhorse/Toro lawnmower.  Hydrostatic drive, 44" deck, Model 17-44 HXL.  Serviced by lawnmower shop last fall.  New belt, Sharpened, oil changed, brand new battery.  Nice condition.  Bought new 10 years

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$14 Per Hour Paid training. FT/PT Hourly + commission & bonus FT benefits include vac, sick time, paid holidays & med plan. EOE. Call Jo: 610-266-9068 (5/15) Church Sexton Position ( 18 hrs.wk. ) Available June 1. St. Paul's UCC 19th and Lincoln Ave. Northampton. Send resume to church by May 7. Call 610-261-2910 for more information. (5/1) 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 a plus. Please send your resume and writing sample to resume@ idpcreative.com (5/1) P.T. – Produce – Stock Shelves, Cashiers, Unload Trucks, Etc. Apply in person. No Phone Calls. C & C Food Outlet 380 Delaware Ave., Palmerton (Corner of 4th & Delaware) (5/15)

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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

Bedroom Country Apartment – South of Slatington, 3rd Floor, w/s/g/cable included. $650 + sec. No Pets, Available in Immediately Call 610-767-8529 (5/1) Apartment: 2 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C, $735 no dogs/ferrets (cats $25 extra/mo) 610-759-0169 (5/1) Apartment Slatington – New 2 Bedroom, NO pets, W/S/G Included. $550+ utilities, security required. 610-390-8691 (1/31/14) Egyptian Sands Motel Room For Rent – Private bath, maid service, all utilities included, clean, quiet, safe. $175/week or $575/month. Call 610-262-8050. (5/1) Fine Lodging, Slatington. Clean, Safe, Quiet, Nicely furnished rms., $90-$120/week. Private and shared bathrooms. Color TV and cable incl. HBO. Up charge for A/C and onpremise parking. Internet avail. Furnished effic. & apts. $135$170/week. Smoking on porches only, no pets. Shown by appointment only. Resident Manager. Call 610-760-0700. (12/18) Room for Rent – Walnutport, furnished, utilities inc. Use of deck and grill, convenient parking. Clean & Quiet. Call 610-767-5864, after 10 a.m. Appt. only. (5/15) TOWNHOUSE: 2 BR Victory Estates, Slatington, w/w carpeting, stove, dishwasher, A/C, $800 no dogs/ferrets (cats $25 extra/mo) 610-759-0169 (5/1)

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Single Home – Garage / Shop - $85,900 – Home w/ 3 bedrooms, 1st floor laundry, powder room, LR, DR, Lrg. Kitchen, Family room. Separate concrete block 864 sq. ft. building with masonry chimney. Can be a two-car garage and / or shop / studio. Home is clean and livable but does need work. Best for investor or handyman. Nice, quiet Slatington location. Please call 610-533-5200 (5/1) Leather shop & contents. 1,000 sq. ft. building on 150x60 ft. lot. $95,000 610-760-0332 Will trade for double-wide & land or what do you have to trade? (5/15)

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technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-855278-7504 (10/30) Party Tents, Tables & Chairs for rent. We deliver and set up all our tents 610 776-6225 www. partytentsforrentbymarty.com (8/21) Tim’s Sharpening Service Let me take care of your sharpening needs. Circular Saws, Carbide Circular Saw Blades, Planer Blades, Scissors, Electric Hedge Fence Trimmers, Lawn Mower Blades, Axes, Chisels, Chainsaws, etc. Call 610-7675171. (5/15) Tired of weeds!?  Want a healthy green lawn!?  Tired of pulling weeds in you planting beds! We can help with a safe, effective and educated approach to lawn and plant care programs.  Prices starting at $29.99 Call 484-239-6822 for a free estimate. (7/17) Trees by Dave & Son Take downs, round overs, lot clearing, stump grinding, aerial lift equipped. Over 20 years experience. Fully Insured, FREE estimates. 610-826-7487 Emergency Service 24-HRS. Call Dave’s Cell 570-657-1063. (5/15) Tutoring Grades K-12 Math, Reading, Writing, AP Psychology.  Northeastern University Honor Student. Experience tutoring inner city Boston students, ages 6-14. Please call for rates and availability. Emma 610-428-6714. (5/1)

WANTED ALWAYS SCOUTING – ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES Indian, Harley, American, European, & Select Japanese, Small to Large, Ratrods, etc. Preferably not running. Garage Kept. Also Petroliana, 10ft. Scotty Aero Campers. CA$H NOW! 570-325-5727 (6/19) Antiques Wanted: Old furniture, quilts, toys, rugs, dishes, birth certificates, baskets, holiday decorations, prints, frames, photos, postcards,

jewelry, old advertising items, sports items, slates items. Dave Irons Antiques, 223 Covered Bridge Road (Kreidersville), Northampton. 610-262-9335 (5/15) Buying Guitars, Accordions, Old Amplifiers, Saxophones, Drums, Horns, Violins, Most Older Musical Instruments. Local Pick-up. Call Mike 330-3677100 (5/1) Local Hunter Looking for Hunting Land – Any size 5 acre to 100+ acres in Lehigh, Northampton, or Carbon County. Will post and patrol your property for the privlege to hunt, willing to negotiate a financial agreement for hunting rights. If at all interested please e-mail (cnamacky@verizon. net) or call Ken at 610-730-4508 (12/17/14) Pet Supplies – Donate your unwanted/unneeded pet supplies to local shelters and animal rescues. The Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette is always collecting pet food, treats, leashes and collars, training pads, crates/kennels, towels, blankets, detergents, etc. for local animal shelters. We deliver to Peaceable Kingdom, Pets In Need, SunRays Pittbull Rescue, Forgotten Felines & Fidos, and other local shelters. Drop off Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 5 pm. FMI: 610-767-9600. (5/15)

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PERSONALS

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War – Camp 48, est. in 1914, needs volunteers to join their ranks so that a tradition honoring all Veterans on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday and Monday, can continue for another 100 years. In two days, Sons visit several churches and cemeteries. Our cemetery band plays “Nearer My God to Thee, clergy delivers a prayer, the Gettysburg Address is recited, two members have a dialogue, firing of three volleys, the band plays the National Anthem then we retire from the cemetery. Contact Donald Schwartz, 8456 Seemsville Rd., Northampton, PA 18067-9312 or call at 610-837-1927 (5/1)

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Walnutport VFW Supports Army Unit in Afghanistan

Submitted by LINDA OLEWINE A raffle was held Sunday, April 27 at the Walnutport VFW to help support an army unit the post recently adopted. Proceeds from the raffle are going toward purchasing “wish list” items for the army unit it recently adopted, stationed in Afghanistan. This is the third time in the last 20-plus years the R.W. Fritzinger VFW Post 7215 has adopted a military Unit, says Post Commander Carl Ellis, and each time the unit adoption has included a local serviceman. Last time, it was a soldier from Palmerton and this time it is Lehigh Township serviceman Michael Kistler, of Company A of the 101st Airborne Division. Kistler lives with his mother Kathy and is the grandson of Ted Kistler of Washington Township, a current member of the Walnutport VFW who also served as its quartermaster in the past. Items on the unit’s wish list include things like baby wipes (to keep sand and dirt out of their eyes), small fans, snacks and candy and other items. Instead of the public donating these types of items, however, Ellis says monetary donation are more important so that each of the unit’s 30 members received the same items in their care packages. Ellis says the post hopes to have the packages shipped out to the unit by the end of May, with the Slatington Skeet Club, where Michael is a member, volunteering to pick up the hefty postage bill. Ellis says the VFW’s motto this year is: “No one does more for veterans.”

Palmerton Historical Society Meeting Change

Submitted by GEORGE ASHMAN The Palmerton Area Historical Society monthly general meeting will be held on Monday, May 12, in the Knight’s Gallery of the Palmerton Area Library. A brief business meeting will start at 7 p.m. followed by the program. Please note the change. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the visit to the Palmerton Train Station had to be cancelled. Instead, Scott Everett, Trail Manager for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, will present a powerpoint program. His topic is “Past, Present & Future of the Trail.” The trail is 165 miles long, passes through our Lehigh Gap area and holds special significance and interest for Palmerton. A question and answer period will follow.

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American Cancer Society Bark For Life Of Allentown/Whitehall

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Submitted by SHARI NOCTOR Bark For Life is a special fundraiser for the American Cancer Society created to honor the lifelong contributions of our Canine Caregivers. The event will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 17 at Cedar Beach in Allentown. The community is welcome to enjoy a mini-dog-focused Relay and activities while honoring or remembering family members, friends, co-workers, and our beloved dogs affected by cancer. This event falls under the Relay For Life of Whitehall, which will be held at the Whitehall High School on June 20 and 21. Both the Bark and the Relay include all the residents and businesses of the Allentown, Catasauqua, Northampton, and Whitehall-Coplay School Districts. People and businesses outside this area are also welcome. Bark registration forms and information are available at www.sharinoctor.com under the Bark For Life section. We need cancer survivors, caregivers, sponsors, veterinarians, canine related product companies, canine clubs, pet stores, and the whole community to help us. We also need sponsors and donations, dog registrations, and activity ideas. For more information, contact 610-266-5241.

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OITNB Orange is the New Black was my first Netflix original and I think it’s a brilliant concept. Consumers like it because of the lack of annoying network regulations and censorship, plus no commercials, and the ability to devour episode after episode without waiting a week in between. Showrunners probably appreciate the flexibility and innovation. And Netflix, well they get to see their numbers start shooting up because no one wants to be left out when the buzz starts circulating about an awesome new show, so they hurry to sign up. It seemed like everyone was talking about Orange is the New Black after its July 11, 2013 release. After giving it the pilot test, I could see why. If you haven’t tried out this awesome prison dramedy, you need to do so before season 2 hits everyone’s queue on June 6. The show is actually the true story of Piper Kerman, based on her book Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison: “With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught

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I enjoyed seeing some familiar faces—Taylor Schilling (The Lucky One) as our leading lady Piper, Laura Prepon (That ‘70s Show) as her former lesbian lover Alex, Jason Biggs and Natasha Lyonne (American Pie) as Piper’s husband and a fellow inmate, respectively— but also the vast number of unfamiliar ones

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Joe’s Movie Trivia: Which director was an advocate for the creation of a new MPAA rating, PG-13, in 1984 after complaints about violence and gore in some of his films?

who bring Litchfield to life. Aside from the truly unique plot, I love that they managed to take such a bleak setting and inject it with humor. (It comes from the creator of Weeds, after all.) I cracked up more than once during the pilot and it only got better. Watching Piper navigate the social structure (“Baby, high school is high school.”) and come to terms with who she is and what she’s done is a journey I’m all too willing to take with her. I can’t wait to see what happens next. P.S. “Yoga Jones” is Patti Mayonnaise from the ‘90s cartoon, Doug. That is all.

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Harhart Announces Funding Source for Abused Kids

Rep. Julie Harhart held a press conference with supporters from the Lehigh County Child Advocacy Center to announce her legislation has been signed into law to create a dedicated funding stream for state grants to support the centers. Pictured with Harhart are, from left: Dr. Ronald Swinfard, CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network; Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Berks/Montgomery/Bucks); and Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin Submitted by TRICIA LEHMAN State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/ Northampton) today joined with supporters of the Lehigh County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to announce her legislation has been signed into law to create a dedicated funding stream for state grants to support the centers. “It was over 10 years ago that I first had the privilege of taking a tour of the Lehigh County Children’s Advocacy Center and witnessing

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the great work being done on behalf of abused children,” said Harhart. “Since that time I have been relentless in trying to obtain some type of reliable state funding for these centers. Although it took longer than I had anticipated, it was worth every minute in order to secure this needed funding.” A CAC is essentially a one-stop-shop treatment program for abused children which brings together doctors, nurses, prosecutors, social workers and law enforcement. This multidisciplinary approach gives abused children the best chance to recover and also provides the most effective way to gather evidence to bring perpetrators to justice. The new law increases the cost of a duplicate birth certificate from $10 to $20 in order to establish a funding stream to support existing CACs, support the development of new CACs, train individuals mandated to report suspected child abuse and other child abuse-related costs. It is estimated the duplicate birth certificate fee increase will raise approximately $2.86 million per year for the centers.

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Currently, nearly two dozen CACs are spread across Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. “More CACs are definitely needed; however, to date, the centers have been operating mainly on shoestring budgets pieced together through fundraising efforts, donations and meager federal grants,” said Harhart. “Lehigh County is fortunate because it is one of a few counties to have a CAC within its borders. I am hopeful, with this new law, that we will be able to open new CACs to make treatment options available to more Pennsylvania children and their families.” Under the new law, an advisory committee comprised of 21 members, including the victim advocate and representatives from law enforcement, county children and youth agencies, and victim service providers, will also be created to make recommendations regarding how to administer the funding. Joining Harhart at the press conference were Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Berks/Montgomery/Bucks); Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin; and Drs. Ronald Swinfard and John Van Brakle, with the Lehigh Valley Health Network, as well as other supporters. Signed into law on the same day as Harhart’s legislation was a bill that will also dedicate approximately $400,000 to CACs through the use of state grants. The funding will come from the dissolution of the DARE license plate fund. 

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needlecraft, stretch, bingo, library, and coffee. Special programs are held on a weekly basis. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For meal reservations and more information, contact the center. Cherryville Senior Center 4131 Lehigh Dr., Cherryville • 610-767-2977 Activities include: Games, trips, bingo, stretch/ exercise, birthday celebrations, music/singing. Lunch is served daily. For meal reservations and more information, contact the center. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Thank You

Our family would like to thank our friends, family members and the community for all of the kind words and thoughts after the passing of our son, Zachary. Your generosity in cards written, words spoken, and monetary donations have filled our hearts with warmth. Zachary had so many great people in his life. We were all so blessed to know such a warm and caring soul. Zachary loved life and lived every day to the fullest. He loved the outdoors and had an adventurous spirit. He was kind to others, loyal to his friends, and wore a smile every day. He touched many lives though his job with the Lehigh Valley Health Network. All who encountered him will forever miss him. Please continue to honor Zachary’s kind ways. Be sure to continue to sign his guestbook on mcall.com. A celebration of his life will follow at a later date. God bless all of you for caring and showing your love. Sincerely, The family of Zachary Paules

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Town & Country Gazette Advertiser’s Index A&A Limo................................... 5 A.F. Boyer.................................. 29 Ace’s Repair and Fix It Shop................................. 57 Alexia’s Artistic Angles.......... 50 All American Tree.................... 29 Amey’s Clean Rite................... 39 Amey’s Garage, Inc................... 2 Andrejack’s General Contracting, Inc....................... 21 Apollo Farms............................ 16 B. Biechy Construction Company................................... 55 Backwoods Outdoor Cent........ 3 Barry Hausman, Jr..................... 4 Becker Homes.......................... 56 BH Tree...................................... 51 Blue Mountain Construction, Inc..................... 56 Blue Mountain Evergreen....... 53 Blue Mountain Health System.......................... 25 Blue Mountain Rest................ 13 C&C Food Outlet..................... 10 Charles H. Mantz, Inc............. 44 Cherry Orthodontics.............. 26 Cherryville Service Center........................................ 60 Chestnut St. Salon................... 11 Chris’ Computers.................... 20 Cindy’s Deli................................ 4 Citizen’s Fire Co....................... 14 Clean Sweep..................18, 39, 52 Country Clippers Pet Grooming........................... 31 Country Garden...................... 30 Crystal Vision Center.............. 24 Dawn M. Hodges..........................28 Diamond Fire Co...........................14 Diane & Fred’s Leather Shop... 20 Don Messinger......................... 56 Donna’s Homecare................... 6 Eberhardt Motors.................... 23 Eugene Hankee........................ 46 Families United Network....... 55 Family Practice......................... 26 Filbert BEd & Breakfast.......... 11 Frey & Co.................................... 2 Friedens Fire Co. AYCE.......... 16 G.D. Shupp............................... 57 Gabby’s Lawn........................... 57 George Bensing Funeral Home, Inc................... 37 Good Shepherd Basket Bingo.......................................... 37 Green Wood Nursery............. 56 Guignet’s..................................... 6 Hassler Roofing Inc................. 45 Heidel Hollow.......................... 17

Help Wanted Head Cook....... 27 Henry’s Service Station.......... 30 Jack Follweiler’s Garage......... 44 Jay’s Painting............................ 28 Krapf - church for sale............ 18 Krapf - home for sale.............. 18 Kuhns Chiro............................. 25 Larry’s Antiques...................... 19 Lehigh Valley Spinal....... 32 & 33 Lincoln Manor......................... 46 Livengood Excavators Inc...... 51 Mack’s Tree Service................. 54 Mama’s Pizza............................ 12 Massage Therapy..................... 26 Mel Fritz Construction........... 57 Miller Supply........................... 40 Mint Home Improvement..... 57 Miracolo Bella Spa.................. 24 Moore Pizza.............................. 17 Movie Trivia.............................. 49 Myers Contracting.................. 56 Myster Tree & Shrub Service....................................... 57 Nancy's Therapeutic Massage....................................... 2 Neff’s Masonry........................ 57 Newhard Pharmacy................ 25 Nicole’s Cleaning.................... 44 NL Insurance & Notary.......... 29 NL PTO color run...................... 7 Nocek-40th Anniv...........................7 Northampton VFW.................. 27 Off The Wall.............................. 39 Painting by Papering by R. Marlatt.................................. 50 Palmerton Relay for Life........ 12

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