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From the Editor’s Desk

Joe Korba

Of all the casualties of the digital age, video stores are one of the most unfortunate for a movie geek like myself. Sure, streaming video and all of the other convenient ways of watching movies are great, but without neighborhood video rental places, I would have never discovered and cultivated my love of movies – specifically horror, cult, and other oddities. The town I grew up in, Weatherly, Pa., had the best family-owned video place, “Downtown Video.” Unlike rental chains like Blockbuster, who would insist on seeing ID for R-rated films, “Downtown” was an absolute wonderland for a preteen seeking out the lurid content and cheap thrills of ‘70s and ‘80s horror movies. My friends and I would pedal down on our bikes after school and rent everything from crazy, low budget slashers like “Sleepaway Camp” to legitimately good horror like “The Exorcist” and “Night of the Living Dead.” Needless to say movies like “The Evil Dead” perfectly appealed to my comic book-addled sensibilities and I became a fan for life. The proliferation of horror movies on cable is one the many awesome things about this time of year, but there are tons of haunted houses, hayrides, and, of course, trick-or-treat nights, to celebrate the season in our area. My publishing assistant

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Paul & Lisa Prass - Publishers Joe Korba - Associate Publisher, Newspapers Alice Wanamaker, Danielle Tepper - Publishing Assts. Donna Bachman - Accounting Manager Tony Pisco - Art Director Quynh Vo, Elaine Wyborski - Graphic Designers Tyler Trumbauer - Staff Writer Dave Heffner, Monroe Balliet - Drivers The Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette is published twice a month, on the first & third Wednesday/Thursday combinations. The Blue Mountain Town & Country Gazette does not assume responsibility for an ad beyond the cost of the ad itself. We cannot be responsible for typographic errors. We reserve the right to reject any article or advertisement thought to be offensive or not contributing to the needs of the community. Signed letters will be printed at the discretion of the editor. News items and ads should be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the deadline date, located on the bottom of the front cover. Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Other hours by appointment In Partnership with:

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extraordinaire, Danielle, has even compiled a list of some horror films and spooky tunes to get you in the Halloween mood on pages 12 and 13. I really hope you all enjoy this edition of the Gazette. The fall issues are some of our favorite to put together and I hope that comes through in the final product. Enjoy!

Blue Mountain’s Best

Stories about your newsworthy neighbors! By now, you’ve all met volunteer firefighter Darin Weidner as part of our new monthly feature. For the remainder of the year, you’ll read about a newsworthy neighbor in the first issue of each month. We’re turning the spotlight on community members who have unique and interesting stories. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized by the Gazette, tell us about them! Email Danielle at using the subject line “TCG NOMINATION.” We need submissions for 2014!

NEXT MONTH Read about Anthony George, an 11-yearold from Walnutport who spent 15 summer days in Australia with the People-toPeople Ambassador Program.

DISCLAIMER: This issue contains photo image content that may be controversial and graphic to some readers (page 8).

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Meet the Staff

This is our new Meet the Staff feature, where you can get to know the folks who work here at the T&C Gazette a little better. If there is anything you would like to know about us, email your question to using the subject line “MEET THE STAFF.” This edition's question is:

This year, we had our readers submit their craziest Halloween costume photos. What’s the most unique alter ego you ever created in honor of October 31?

Joe Korba, Associate Publisher My jailbird costume was always one of my favorites. You can tell it's the ‘80s by my Ollie North mask.

Danielle Tepper, Publishing Assistant Growing up, I tried really hard to create costumes no one else would have, which usually involved a lot of careful shopping and hard work on behalf of my mom and her sewing machine. I was a piece of candy corn, a house painter, and a skateup waitress complete with rollerblades and a tray of plastic food. That last was my favorite and yet there’s no picture proof! Here I am as a mermaid from a 2010 party. My under-thesea accessories came from a seashell collection that I started as a kid and involved a lot of hot-gluing. Continued on Page 6 | October 17, 2013

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Meet the Staff

Alice Wanamaker, Publishing Assistant Meet my ‘80s alter ego! It is my goto glam rock girl Halloween costume, like, totally! 

Continued from Page 4 Donna Bachman, Tony Pisco, Accounting Manager Art Director Halloween is my favorite I enjoy Halloween time of the year. Last time quite a bit, but I wore a costume was 33 it's been a while years ago. I was five months since I dressed up. pregnant, dressed up in Thankfully, my a big clown outfit and my oldest son Evan is husband was a bird with carrying the torch. a huge beak as we headed off to a Halloween costume party. My two grandsons are now at the perfect age for the whole dress-up thing. Here they are for Halloween 2012: Dante went as Spider-Man and Nolan was the Hulk. Tyler Trumbauer, Staff Writer Last October I became a zombie for NLHS's “The Dog Dish” in what was my craziest transformation for Halloween.


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My 1st Turkey Hunt

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Sunday, Oct. 20 • 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Rain or Shine (most activities are indoors if weather is inclement) 2-3 p.m. Folk Singer KJ Smile - Her music revolves around our agricultural heritage Hay Bale MAZE • Free hayride to Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch Wheel of Ag Game! Demonstration of Big Hay Bale Press Mike Fink’s Fresh Produce & Fall Decorations • Make-Your-Own Scarecrow Face Painting for Children Beekeeper Lee Schleicher Food Court featuring Delicious Homemade Soups, “Fresh Cut” French Fries, Hot Dogs, Apple Cider, Birch Beer & Milk • BAKE SALE


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Before Halloween grew into the candy craze that it is today, it was a Celtic celebration known as Samhain. The Celts believed that on the night before their new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. Halloween didn’t become a popularized American tradition until the early 1900s. ( Halloween is undoubtedly one of the most fun times of year and the following pages will prove why. Check it out and have a safe and happy Halloween!

Trick-or-Treat Schedule

Bath - October 31, 6-8 p.m. Nazareth - October 31, 6-8 p.m. Northampton - October 31, 6-8 p.m. Lehighton - October 30, 6-8 p.m. Palmerton - October 30, 6-8 p.m. Slatington - October 30, 6-8 p.m. Walnutport - October 30, 6-8 p.m.

EDGEMONT PARK ROLLER RINK Our rink is located at 4308 West Mountain View Drive, Walnutport, PA  18088. Phone: 610-767-1200 Halloween Costume Party Skate or Dance, October 26, 2013 7-10 p.m. $7 per person. OPEN SKATE SESSIONS Friday and Saturday 7 pm to 10 pm, $7 Saturday 2 pm to 5 pm $5.50 Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. $5.50

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One quarter of all the candy sold annually in the U.S. is purchased for Halloween. Halloween may be a candy company’s dream, but it doesn’t have to be all about sugar and chocolate – check out these cute and healthy tricks for parties, after school snacks, or movie marathons.

Halloween Treats That Won’t Rot Your Teeth Cheese Eyeballs Babybels are a useful little

snack. To make these monster eyeballs, simply remove the wax coating, paint blood vessels using red food coloring (gel works best), cut black olives into thin slivers, press them in and fill with ketchup. Keep refridgerated.

Monster Barf

Carve a toothy mouth into the side of a watermelon, hollow it out and fill with diced fruit. Use a toothpick to hold cucumber slices and black olives for ‘eyes.’

Ghosts & Pumpkins

Banana halves and clementines make adorable lunchtime snacks. Push chocolate chips (point first) | October 17, 2013

into the bananas to create ghost faces and put thin celery sticks into the center of peeled clementines to make little pumpkins. Packing lunch for the kids? Use a sharpie to draw a jacko-lantern face on an unpeeled clementine!

Candy Corn Cocktail

Ditch the sugar but love the look - put cubed pineapple, orange slices, and whipped cream in a glass. Enjoy!

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Zombie Teeth

Carve doublesided apple slices to create mouths. Insert sliced almonds for a creepy look. Go the tastier route Coat two individual slices with peanut butter and put mini marshmallows in between.



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We offer lots of local produce and fall items—fresh cider, McCutchen jar goods, and much more! Bakery on premises. Pick-Your-Own Apples & Pumpkins! • Call our hotline for more information (610-261-2323)

Haunted Hayrides! Sat. Oct 26th - 7-10 p.m.

$7 for teens and adults • $6 for senior citizens (60+) • $4 for children ages 5-12 • Under 5 free. Food, Scary Fun and Entertaiment! We hope to see you then! Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-7 p.m. • Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sunday 11 a.m.-5p.m. Find us on Facebook!

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When Apple Harvest is over, we will remain open up until Wed. Nov. 27. Order your Thanksgiving pies now! Evening hayrides and group tours by appointment only.

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Speaking of movie marathons … now’s the time to dust off your copy of these classic horror films. These ten (and many others) have stood the test of time, proving evil never dies.

10 Classic Horror Movies to Watch … Before You Die 1. Psycho (1960) – The reason you’re afraid to close your eyes in the shower. 2. Night of the Living Dead (1968) - The original "Walking Dead." 3. The Exorcist (1973) – Pea soup, anyone? 4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Worst dinner party ever. 5. The Omen (1976) - Making a toddler on a tricycle terrifying.

6. Halloween (1978) – Proving you can never outrun someone who walks so calmly. 7. The Shining (1980) – Vacation ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. 8. Poltergeist (1982) – Before “The Ring,” this was | October 17, 2013

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the reason TV static freaked us out. 9. Gremlins (1984) – Never share your midnight snack with your pet. 10. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – Johnny Depp’s first acting role and the poor kid gets sucked into a bed.

Horror movies wouldn’t be half as scary without the music that accompanies them. While Halloween doesn’t exactly have quite the catalog that Christmas does, it still has a pretty sweet playlist. Make sure you include these five classics for your costume party!

Spine-Tingling Tunes to Thrill & Chill Your Guests 1. Thriller (Michael Jackson) 2. Monster Mash (Bobby "Boris" Pickett) 3. GhostBusters Theme Song (GhostBusters) 4. This Is Halloween (The Nightmare Before Christmas) 5. Halloween Theme Music (Halloween)



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Whether you go all out making the outside of your home look haunted for trick-or-treaters or want to turn the inside into a house of horrors, you’ll need some awesome decorations—and what would decorations be without a pumpkin or two or twelve? Instead of fighting a losing battle with a carving knife, opt to not turn them into jack-o-lanterns and give these unique ideas a try.

The Thumbtack Pumpkin – Come up with a design and just stick ‘em in! The Chalkboard Pumpkin – Find chalkboard paint at your local paint supply store. The Mummy Pumpkin – Just needs some googly eyes and cheesecloth/gauze. The Sparkly Sequin Pumpkin – Some hot glue and voila! The Candy Corn Pumpkin – Simple spraypaint. The Eyeball Pumpkin – For those with some artistic skills. For these and more, go to peggy/37-easy-diy-no-carve-pumpkin-ideas.

PRAYERS FOR AVA Sunday, November 3rd 2013 Cementon Playground Doors open at 12pm t BINGO starts at 1pm BINGO will be 20 games for $20.00 in advance otherwise $25.00 at the door. Separate from BINGO there will be SPECIALS, CHINESE AUCTION, 50/50 DRAWING as well as Tasty Treats, Food and Drinks We are currently seeking donations for Ava’s BINGO, Chinese Auction, Specials, and Door Prizes, anything that will help make Ava’s Bingo a success. Also, any supplies that will help with keeping Ava’s central lines safe and secure would be greatly appreciative since she is limited to certain things. Ava and her family truly appreciate your help. There will be three drop off locations for donations.

For Bingo tickets and donations you can call • Amanda- (484)-515-6229 • Carol- (610)-756-6922 • Joanne- (610)-266-1606 All proceeds will go to Ava and her family to continue to help with her medical treatment. | October 17, 2013

Craziest Costume Contest Winner

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And the winners are ... Darin and Jennifer Weidner of Moore Township, pictured here in 2011 as Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne! According to Jenn, “We attended a Halloween party at Leather Corner Post. We have always liked Ozzy and Sharon. Darin watched a lot of The Osbournes to get the Ozzy part down, even so much as painting his nails black and “tattooing” his knuckles!” Read more about Darin on our website as part of our “Blue Mountain’s Best” monthly feature.

Congratulations, you’ve won two Gold Passes to Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary!

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Volunteerism Alive and Well at the 6th Annual Krysta Hankee Golf Outing

Submitted by Bill Hankee Volunteerism (noun): The principle of donating Leadership time and energy for the benefit of others. Award Winner, Volunteerism, the direct opposite of Me-ism was on hand was alive and well for the 6th Annual Krysta for the event Hankee Memorial Golf Outing at beautiful White vo l u n t e e r i n g Birch Golf Course in Barnesville. The fundraiser her skills and consisted of a double shotgun start with over time to give Stephanie & Alex Adams with Mollie Maher 200 golfers, guests, volunteers and a Chinese back to the community. She is a 2012 graduate Raffle with over 70 items. Through generous of Cornell University and works at PPL in the donations and a huge effort by dedicated and Contracts Dept. skilled volunteers the event generated over $14,000 for Leadership Scholarships to be given Beginning Nov. 2013 at Northwestern Lehigh High School and Lehigh Heidelberg Union Church, Slatington Carbon Community College. Presents You and Me Classes The scholarship was created in memory of You and your 1-3 year old are invited to join us on Tuesdays Krysta Hankee who collapsed in a gym at the age and Thursdays at 10 am to 11 am for music art, and fun! The program is for all moms, dads, grandmas, aunts, of 22 and died a few days later. The Hankee Family uncles, and guardians that would like to is thankful for the support of the many volunteers spend quality time with their little ones. and sponsors. Tuition: $20 registration fee (once per school year, Sept.-May) this secures your spot in the classes. The Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund seeks $30 Monthly Tuition for two classes per week due the first Tuesday of the month. out students who are working hard to develop $15 Monthly Tuition for one class per week leadership skills that will place them in a position due the first class of the month. Call Ann Flower at 610-216-1937 or to help others. The golf committee is happy to email report that Mollie Maher, a 2008 Krysta Hankee

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All You Can Eat Breakfast October 27, 8am – 12pm Adults $7 - Children $3.50

Buffet Style – Scrambled Eggs, Ham & Sausage, Home Fries, Pancakes, and Toast

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Miller Blood Drive in Palmerton

Submitted by George Ashman Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct its next bimonthly community blood drive in Palmerton on Friday, Oct. 25 at the First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Boro Hall. Registration hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This visit is sponsored by Holly and Robert Fell, and Leon George II. This area is blessed with many faithful donors who appear for nearly every blood drive.  However, since there are always some who are away or ill or who are unable to donate because of medical conditions, there is always a need for additional

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Bring your cans to the NL Halloween Parade!

Submitted by Nick Sander The Northern Lehigh High School Interact Club will be collecting canned foods and nonperishables at the Halloween Parade on Oct. 26. All donations will be given to the Northern Lehigh Food Bank. Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated!

Free Monitored Bike Parking During Festival

Submitted by Nancy Thatcher The Lehigh Township Rails-to-Trails organization will be providing free monitored bicycle parking during the Walnutport Canal Festival on Sun., Oct 20. The location of the bicycle parking will be at the junction of Canal and Main Streets.

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Pappy's Corner Store Under new management! Now serving: Warm "on-the-go" breakfast sandwiches, coffee, deli, and a variety of snacks. Also soda, juices, groceries, newspapers and cigarettes. Deli meat .50¢ lb. cheaper than most grocery stores.

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Call to Volunteers

Submitted by Major Jean Dlugose The Salvation Army, 521 Pembroke Road, Bethlehem, is eager to use the services of honest, friendly citizens who enjoy greeting the public and spreading Christmas cheer. Applications will be taken beginning Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. The opportunities include $8/hour jobs as well as volunteer positions. Call 610-867-4681 for details.

LCCC’S Main Campus Hosts Job Fair

Submitted by Sue Dallas Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Community Services Center at the college’s main campus in Schnecksville. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring resumes and wear professional attire as local and regional employers will be available to discuss full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship opportunities. Employers may register at For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at 610-799-1090 or cmoyer@

Events at Northern Lehigh Community Center

Submitted by Michelle Raber Urban Hike, sponsored by the Northern Lehigh Community Center, will be held on Sunday Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will meet at the Walnutport Canal Pavilion. Look for the NLCC banner. Come out for great family fun and exercise (two-mile hike). Eat lunch at the famous Canal Festival when finished. Call 610-760-0300 for more information. The event is free, but donations are gladly accepted for the NLCC.

Church to Hold Memorial Garden Dedication

Submitted by Nina Weiss On Sunday, Oct. 27 at 9:30 a.m., Hope Lutheran Church will dedicate their new Memorial Garden. Attendees can gather at the Memorial Garden, located off Route 248/Lehigh Drive for the brief service. In case of inclement weather, the dedication will be held under the picnic pavilion. The seeds of the Memorial Garden were planted back in 2010 by a dedicated committee who researched, received congregational and township approval, applied for permits and worked through

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EVERY FRIDAY • Preschool Story Hour, Palmerton Library 10:30 a.m. • Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. FMI 610760-0300. • Bingo, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, 7 p.m. FMI: 610217-4321.

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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. • Line Dancing, N’ton Gin Mill 6:45 p.m - 8:30 p.m. FMI 610262-9010. • 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, 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 610-8522976.

• 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. • Zumba Gold Class, Vigilant Fire Co. 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. FMI: 610-760-0300 • Adult Stretch, Vigilant Fire Co. 10 a.m. -11 a.m. FMI 610760-0300. • 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 Aquashicola/Palmerton, 7 p.m. -8 p.m. FMI 484-477-9697.

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 610767-1239. • 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 570-730-8601

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 610760-0207. • Alzheimer’s Support Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe. 6:30 p.m. (1st & 3rd ) FMI 610-392-2380. | October 17, 2013

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Community Calendar • Zumba, Palmerton Sokol Club 7:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. • Zumba, Gold Vigilant Fire Co 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. FMI: 610-7600300. • Youth Yoga (grades 3-6) Slatington Elem. 3:00-3:45. 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.

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EAA Young Eagles and Cadets of Civil Air Patrol Take to the Skies Civil Air Patrol and EAA Young Eagles program form a perfect synergy in developing love of aviation among our youths. To that end these two organizations came together on October 12, 2013 at Slatington Airport where cadets of the Civil Air Patrol and EAA Young Eagles took to the skies to experience a flight of an airplane from a pilot’s point of view. For some it was their first flight, not as a passenger but as a trainee. The young pilots learned firsthand how to handle the controls, read

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in 1992 by its sister organization Experimental Aircraft Association which was founded in 1953. Young Eagles program was developed to provide an opportunity for young people between the ages of 8 to 17 to go flying in general aviation airplanes. Since its inception, more than 1.6 million Young Eagles have enjoyed free flights through the generosity of EAA volunteer pilots. Young Eagles have been registered in more than 90 different countries and have been flown by more than 42,000 volunteer pilots. For the cadets of the Civil Air Patrol aviation education is part of a long and proud history of

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10/21 – Cranberry Juice; Salisbury Steak; Loaded Mashed Potatoes; Creamed Corn; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Tapioca Pudding 10/22 – Baked Chicken in Supreme Sauce; White Rice; California Blend Vegetables; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Red Seedless Grapes 10/23 – Beer Battered Cod; Scalloped O’Brien Potatoes; Peas & Carrots; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Angel Food Cake w/Strawberry Topping 10/24 – Baked Ziti; Romano Vegetable Blend; Tossed Salad w/Italian Dressing; Italian Bread w/ Marg; Fresh Fruit Cup 10/25 – Grape Juice; Smoked Turkey, Salami & Provolone w/Lett/Tom on Roll; Marinated Vegetable Salad; Pineapple Tidbits 10/28 – Baked Meatloaf w/Gravy; Au Gratin Potatoes; Succotash; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Rice Pudding 10/29 – Roast Turkey w/Gravy; Bread Stuffing; Green Beans Almondine; Wheat Bread w/Marg; Dark Sweet Red Cherries 10/30 – Chicken a la King over Puff Pastry; Wax Beans; Tossed Green w/French Dressing; Wheat Roll w/Marg; Pumpkin Bar 10/31 – Happy Halloween! Apple Cider; Pot Roast of Beast Sand; Bone Crunchin Sweet Onion Chips; Pickled Eye of Newt; Halloween Cupcake Continued on Page 28

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Take to the Skies Continued from Page 25 the Civil Air Patrol, which started in 1941 a week before the attack on the Pearl Harbor. Although CAP’s initial focus was reconnaissance flying, the group's mission expanded when German submarines began to prey on American ships off the coast of the United States. In response, CAP planes began carrying bombs and depth charges. A CAP crew from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware was the first to disrupt a Nazi sub attack, saving a tanker off Cape May, New Jersey. By the end of the war, CAP pilots located 173 submarines, attacked 57, hit 10 and sank 2. A German naval commander later confirmed that coastal U-boat operations were withdrawn from the United States "because of those damned little red and yellow airplanes." Today Civil Air Patrol, in its Air Force auxiliary role, flies more than hundred thousand (100,000) hours annually in performing homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Many EAA Young Eagle members and Civil Air Patrol cadets go on to obtain their pilot licenses, become professional pilots, astronauts, or aviation engineers with training they received through these two incredible organizations.

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Grooming Your Dog Submitted by Candi Lynn

Grooming is another essential part of caring for your dog. Depending on your breed of dog will determine the extent of his grooming needs. For instance, if a dog with long hair isn’t regularly groomed and brushed the end results can be painful and an area for infection. Mats are a result of twisting and turning of the hair. Foreign bodies can become entangled in this mess of hair. Hot spots can form, the matted hair can also hold in urine and feces in the hair around the hind end. Brushing your dog on a regular basis can help

deter these mats from forming. The hair between the pads of your dog’s paws need to be trimmed as this can be a high area where moisture, mats, and dog chewing on his paws can cause infection. Dogs’ nails need to be trimmed. The nails will continue to grow and start to curl towards the pads of a dog’s paw. These nails may get imbedded into the pads and can become very painful when the dog walks. In certain breeds of dogs, the hair in his ears may need plucking, as this hair will start growing inwards and the dog’s ears may be more prone to infections and ear mites. Dogs with floppy ears need regular ear cleaning as these ears tend to keep moisture inside the ear canals. Taking your dog to a professional groomer is a great asset for you dog, not only to look his best, but a groomer can detect any changes in your dog’s hair growth and body. A groomer can tell if there are any new lumps or bumps or if any growth in known lumps. A groomer will note any ear trouble in which your dog may need a visit to his vet. A groomer will see any flea/tick infestation, any cuts or wounds that may have been covered by his hair, may notice a loss or increase in weight, any loose or cracked teeth, tartar on the teeth, and/or gum irritation and bleeding of the gums. Also note any crust on eyes. Grooming schedules vary for different breeds of dogs. On average, a grooming appointment is usually every 8 weeks to avoid any matting and to keep your dog looking healthy and clean! Groomers will use a gentle shampoo, such as oatmeal, papaya, kava or baby shampoo. After bathing, conditioners are a plus for the hair and skin! We all want our dogs to look their best, be healthy and happy! As we would find the hairdresser we like and feel comfortable with, it’s the same with your dog. Find a groomer you will feel comfortable with to tend to your dog’s grooming needs. A little bit of spa treatment for our furry companions will make them look and feel their best!


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Brodie is a high energy athlete—eager to please and learn! He is working on not jumping and redirection when walking near other dogs, but is doing very well. He loves to train with the clicker. As soon as he sees it, he sits and gives paw and awaits his reward! He lives to learn. With his high energy and love of life, he would make a great jogging partner and do beautifully on an agility course. MORE ABOUT BRODIE Prefers a home without: Cats • House trained • Spayed/Neutered • Shots Current • Primary Color: Brown Coat Length: Short

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Summer is a very energetic, happy puppy. After proper introductions, she loves to play with dogs that can tolerate her energy level. Summer is such a beautiful girl—looking at her makes your heart melt. She arrived at a shelter in Philly at only a month old with what they thought was a rare case of Strangles and before Sunrays got her at 4 months old, she'd been on meds for almost her whole life. It's now believed this was actually a chemical burn on the poor baby's snout. She arrived to us with kennel cough as well and had to be isolated for weeks. But this girl is tough and she has now recovered from both the burns and the cough! She will, however, always have the scarring on her snout to remind us of how special and lucky she is to be safe and loved now! MORE ABOUT SUMMER • Spayed/Neutered • Shots: Current • Primary Color: Brown • Coat Length: Short

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Indianland Garden Club's Community Outreach

Submitted by Beverly Putt The October meeting began by welcoming Carolyn Albright and presenting her with a donation. She teaches third and fourth grade students to care for a garden. Presently, the students are preparing the garden for winter. The donation will be used to purchase native plants. The garden club has a community relations committee and the club recognizes organizations in the community for their work. Following the presentation of a donation to Ms. Albright, MG Donna Baylor conducted a workshop to make a hanging kissing ball ornament using real greens, ribbons, etc. She also demonstrated how to make a centerpiece using real greens, flowers, bows, pine cones, etc.

Moore Students Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary of Dental Profession

Submitted by Beth Arcury RDH, MPH, PHDHP Students from the George Wolf Elementary School in Bath are happy to celebrate the “100 Year Anniversary” of the Profession of Dental Hygiene with Mrs. Arcury, the school dental hygienist for the Northampton Area School District. Preston W. as “Tuuuba Toothpaste,” “Celebrate” with Russell K., Mrs. Arcury as the Dental Hygienist and Alyssa F. as the sparkling “Tooth Fairy.”“Happy Tooth” in the middle is Alyssa P. Kneeling is Vanessa G. with the “100 years sign” and Mya C. holds the giant teeth and toothbrush. Congratulations to all the Dental Hygienists who continue to help everyone keep their teeth and gums healthy!



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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.

Concordia Lutheran Church Northampton 610-262-8500 W – 9 a.m. SS 10:15 a.m.

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

All Saints Episcopal Church Lehighton, 610-377-2675 W - 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m.

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

Heidelberg UCC Irvin & Church Rd. Heidelberg, 610-767-4740 (HA) W – 11 a.m., SS – 9:45 a.m.

Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church Slatington, 610-767-2214 W - Sat. 5 p.m. Sun. 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Egypt Community Church Egypt 610-262-4961 (HA) W - 10:30 a.m., SS - 9 a.m.

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

Emmanuel UCC Bowmanstown W - 9:30 (Sun.) W – 7 p.m. (Wed.)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Slatedale, 610-767-1526 W – 10:45 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 Bible Fellowship Church Whitehall, 610-434-8661 W - 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. SS 9 a.m. Bethany Wesleyan Church Cherryville, 610-767-1239 (N) Sat. 5 pm – 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., Study Group 11:15 a.m. Calvary Bible Fellowship Church Walnutport, 610-767-7447 W - 10 a.m. Chapman Quarries 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.

Faith Independent Church 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. First UCC Palmerton W – 9 a.m., SS- 10 a.m. Friedens UCC Slatington, 610-767-7099 HA W - 9:30 a.m. God’s Missionary Church Northampton, 610-262-4412 W - 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., SS - 9:30 a.m. Good Shepherd UCC Slatington, 610-767-9680 (HA) W - 8:30 & 11 a.m., SS - 9:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kreidersville, 610-262-9517 W – Sun. 9 a.m., SS 10:15 a.m. Gospel Chapel Wesleyan Church Northampton, 610-262-8101 (N) SS - Sun. 10 a.m., W - 10:30 a.m. Grace United Church of Christ Northampton W - 9:30 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. Jerusalem Lutheran Church Palmerton, 610-681-5200 W - 10:15 a.m., SS – 9 a.m. Jerusalem UCC Palmerton, 610-681-4412 W – 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Kingdom Life Family Center Orefield (N) W – 10 a.m. Living Hope Lighthouse Palmerton, 610-826-2201 W – 10 a.m. Living Stone Fellowship New Tripoli, 610-298-3020 W – 10 a.m. Mountain View Wesleyan Church Bath, 610-759-7553 W – 10:30 a.m. Northampton Assembly of God Cherryville Rd. 610-262-5645 W - 10:15 a.m. & 6 p.m. SS 9:30

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Church Directory Parryville United Methodist Church 610-377-5538 W - 10:30 a.m., SS - 9:30 a.m.

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

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

Sacred Heart Church Palmerton (HA) W - Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 8:30 & 11 a.m.

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

Salem United Methodist Church Danielsville (N) W - 9:30 a.m., SS – 11 a.m.

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

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

Salem United Methodist Church Slatedale, 610-767-5632 W – 9 a.m., Prayer & Song 8:45 a.m.

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

Shepherd’s Chapel Regional online fellowship

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

St. John’s Episcopal Palmerton W - 8 and 10:30 a.m. Slatington Baptist Church Slatington, 610-767-6276 W - 10:45 a.m., SS - 9:30 a.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church Slatington, 610-767-6361 W - 8:00 & 10:15 a.m., SS - 9 a.m. (N) St. John’s U.C.C. Palmerton (HA) W – 10 a.m., SS 9 a.m. St. John’s UCC Rising Sun Rd. 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.

The Church of God Palmerton, 610-826-4972 W - 10:15 a.m. Trinity EC Church Berlinsville, 610-767-1167 W – 9 a.m., SS – 10:15 a.m. Trinity EC Church Slatington, 610-760-2090 W – 10 a.m., Bible Study Wed 6:30 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church Lehighton, 610-377-4303 W – Sun. 9 a.m. w/communion 1st & 3rd Sun., SS – 10:15 a.m. Trinity UCC Coplay. 610-262-8933 (HA, N) W – 9:30 a.m., SS – 11 a.m. W – Thurs. 7 p.m. Union Lutheran Church Schnecksville, 610-767-6884 (N) W 8 & 10:45 a.m., SS - 9:15 a.m.

KEY: W – Worship, SS – Sunday School, N – Nursery, HA – Handicapped Accessible

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 7th-Day Adventist 610-767-8939 W- 9:45 a.m., SS - 11:00 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.

Schedules: Please send your Church Directory updates to askus@ townandcountrygazette. com 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. | October 17, 2013

Featuring: Homemade Crafts Home Shopping Vendors Baked Goods Apple Dumplings Yummy Food Prizes Held at: Bethany Wesleyan Church 675 Blue Mountain Dr. Cherryville, PA 18035 All proceeds benefit “Through These Hands�

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Saturday, October 26 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Through These Hands is a non-profit organization that acquires and distributes medical/non-medical supplies to developing countries such as: Argentina, Guatemala, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Morocco, Nicaragua, Romania, Sierra Leone and Zambia. Through These Hands accepts donations of medical supplies, equipment and monetary donations from doctor offices, nursing homes, businesses and private individuals. They do not accept donations of medicine or prescriptions of any kind. For more information or to donate to Through These Hands, contact Dorene at 610 428-2786 or email her at

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Spread the Good Word Trunk-or-Treat

Submitted by Good Shepherd Sunday School Are you ready to start celebrating Halloween? The Sunday School at Good Shepherd UCC wants to invite you to an exciting night for Trunk-orTreat! The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at 3940 Mountain Road Slatington. At 4 p.m., dress up in your Halloween costume and come "Trunk or Treat." Kids will dress up and trickor-treat around the parking lot. Trunk-or-Treat

Basket Bingo Longaberger, Pottery and Wrought Iron

St. John’s UCC, Slatington November 3rd, 2013 Doors at 11:30 u Bingo at 1:30 $20 for 20 Games u $5 for 5 Specials Chinese Auction u Raffles u Filled Baskets 50/50 Drawing u Door Prizes! Lunch & Refreshments Available FMI or Tickets-610-767-7406

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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 A Good Sinner?

Evangelist Evangelist Eddie Eddie Martin Martin told told of of aa lady lady who who came came forward forward in in response response to to a salvation invitation. He took her hand and began to lead her in a sinaner’s salvation invitation. He took her hand and began to lead her in a sinprayer asking her to repeat after him, “Dear Lord, I know I’m a noner’s prayer asking to said repeat after him, “Dear at Lord, know I’m“Don’t a nogood sinner...” She her never a word. He looked herIand said, you to be saved?” Shesaid said, “Yes, but I’m notata her sinner.” “Then you goodwant sinner...” She never a word. He looked and said, “Don’t can’twant be to saved,” EddieShe said, “Jesus died sinners.” “Then “But, you Mr. you be saved?” said, “Yes,only but I’m notfora sinner.” Martin,” she replied, “I’m a good sinner.” can’t be saved,” Eddie said, “Jesus only died for sinners.” “But, Mr. “A good sinner? Lady, there are no good sinners! You will have to Martin,” replied, “I’m asave goodyou sinner.” take yourshe seat. God can’t until you become conscious that you are“Aa good no-good sinner and there need are His no forgiveness.” “But you undersinner? Lady, good sinners! You don’t will have to stand,” she said,God “I’mcan’t reallysave not you a bad take your seat. untilsinner.” you become conscious that you Evangelist Martin relates, “I told her to go sit down. She held onto my are a no-good sinner and need His forgiveness.” “But you don’t underhand with a vise-like grip. Finally she said, ‘Oh, please forgive me. I know stand,” she said, hell-deserving “I’m really not asinner. bad sinner.” I am a no-good, I am a proud, no-good sinner. Evangelist Martin “I told her to go sit down.‘Now, She lady, held onto my I do need Christ to relates, forgive me of my sins.’ I said, you are ready to do business with God.’ We prayed--she came cleanme. with God hand with a vise-like grip. Finally she said, ‘Oh, please forgive I know He saved her!” Iand am a no-good, hell-deserving sinner. I am a proud, no-good sinner. The Bible declares, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourIselves, do need to forgive meus”of(1Jn my 1:8). sins.’Let I said, ‘Now, lady, andChrist the truth is not in us cry out to Godyou as are did ready to do Isaiah, business withis God.’ prayed--she came with God the prophet “Woe me! forWe I am undone” (Is 6:5)clean and admit, “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Is 64:6). If we have the attiand He saved her!” tude of the prodigal son, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in The Bible declares, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourthy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son” (Lk 15:21), and selves, andDavid, the truth is not inpardon us” (1Jnmine 1:8).iniquity; Let us cryforout as (Ps did pray with “O LORD, it to is God great” the prophet “Woe me!did forthe I am undone” 6:5) and admit, “all 25:11), God Isaiah, will hear us asisHe publican who(Is prayed, “God be merciful righteousnesses to me a sinner” (Lk The Bible(Is states, we have confess our our are18:13). as filthy rags” 64:6).“If If we the attisins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from tude of the prodigal son, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in all unrighteousness” (1Jn 1:9). See “A SINNER’S PRAYER” at thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son” (Lk 15:21), and

pray with David, “O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great” (Ps 25:11), God will hear us as He did the publican who prayed, “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Lk 18:13). The Bible states, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1Jn 1:9). See “A SINNER’S PRAYER” at

will be followed by a bonfire in the grove to roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Kids will love this fun and treat-filled safe Halloween activity!

Light in the Night Fall Carnival

Submitted by Rev. Christopher Bronico On Oct. 25, Living Hope Lighthouse is hosting a Light in the Night fall mini-carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palmerton Borough Park. This event will include many family-friendly activities including many carnival style games, crafts, face painting, prizes, and some other surprises along the way. There will also be refreshments such as popcorn, hot beverages, and lots and lots of candy. Admission is free, but we will be collecting non-perishable food and personal care items for the Palmerton Food Pantry. The rain date for Living Hope Lighthouse’s Light in the Night is October 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a safe, fun, and family-friendly event that is open to the community, so come and join the fun!


HEIDELBERG UNION CHURCH Church & Irvin Roads, Saegersville Area Saturday, November 2, 2013 Adults $11, Children ages 4 -10 $6, 3 & Under – Free Limited Seating at 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm For Tickets : 610-767-5351 or 610-767-6557

Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner at Friedens United Church of Christ, 7227 PA Route 873, Slatington

on Saturday, Nov. 9th from 4-7pm. Menu: Pork/Sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce, beverage and dessert. Prices are: Presale Adults $8.00, $10.00 at Door; $5.00 children 6-12, Free 5 and under. Seatings at 4, 5 and 6 pm. For reservations/tickets: call 610-767-5519 or 610-760-1170. | October 17, 2013

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Church Grief Support Group At St. John’s Lutheran Submitted by Joan Fontana St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mahoning’s “GriefShare” will continue until Monday, Dec. 2 at its regular time, 6:30 p.m. Check with our church for the new start-up date in January 2014.  To find out more, call St. John’s at 570-3869960. "Surviving the Holidays" will take place on Monday, Nov. 25, also from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call St. John's at 570-386-9960 for additional information. LONGABERGER/VERA BRADLEY BINGO Sat. Nov 2. Doors open at 12 noon Bingo at 1:30pm. $20.00 in advance. Kitchen will be open. Call 610-767-3459 for tickets. Christ Church-Little Moore 913 S Mink Rd., Danielsville

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Doors open 12:30, BINGO 1:30

Sacred Heart Church 259 Lafayette Ave. Palmerton, 18071 Benefits St John Regional School, Donation $20.00 In advance limited seating $25 at the door All Baskets filled with goodies Raffle Drawings 50/50 Chinese Auction Food Drinks & Baked Goods available Contact Lora for ticket information 610-390-8333



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EVENTS 1973 NHS 40th Class Reunion. Place: NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER 1601 Laubach Ave. NORTHAMPTON, PA.    DATE: NOV 30,2013 SAT. TIME: 5 PM Cocktails,  Dinner: 6:30 to 7:30. $60.00 PER PERSON Checks Payable To: Northampton Class of 1973 If you do not get an invitation after 9/1/2013 please contact Nancy & Jeff Rice at 610-767-1051 or myself, Terry Ann Oswald/Roberts at 610-767-7138. Thanks Classmates & Friends of NHS 1973! (10/17) Basket Social, Craft Fair and Bake Sale at Towamensing Elementry  7920 Interchange Road Lehighton, PA  Saturday October 19th from 10-3.  Theme Baskets, refreshments available and much more. For more info. Call 570-657-0631 (10/17) Franklin Township Vol. Fire Co. #1 Flea Market – 2440 Dairyland Rd. Saturday, October 26th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flea Market, Bake Sale, Chinese Auction, Refreshments. Table Rental $10 each. Call 610-3775735 (10/17)

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Touch of Dutch Reformations-sunndaag

Der letscht Sunndaag vum Oktower waar immer Reformations-sunndaag in die alde Deitsche Karriche. [Heitesdaags iss es noch gfeiert warre in deel Karriche.] Viele Zeide hen sie em Martin Luther sei „Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott“ in Hoch Deitsch gsunge datt in dem Gottesdinscht. Der Florence Baver ihre Drupp, Die Bushkill Fersammling, hen en Karrichlied Bichli ghatt un sell Lied waar drin. Awwer es waar in unser Deitch vum William H. Larose iwwersetzt warre, un ich wa es schreiwe dodrin: „En mechdich Feschtung iss der Gott“ En mechd_ich Fescht_ung iss der Gott, en Boll_werk, dass net fehl_t. Er scheht uns bei darr_ich der Fluss, as die Mensch_heit be_gwell_t. Der Deiw_el gwehlt uns so, er will uns schaad_e do; Sei Graft un G’walt is gross, mir sin vun ihm ver_hasst. Uff Erd iss net sei Gleich_heit. Gott loss uns ken Zeit ganz a_llee; A_llee kent mer net lew_e. Deet net der recht Mann bei uns schteh, der Mann bei Gott uns geww_e. Froog doch net, wer iss des; des iss Ye_sus Grischd_us. En gross_er Droscht iss Er, fer e_wich iss Er Herr. Der Kriek muss Er ge_winn_e. Der Welt iss voll mit Schlecht_ich_keit, des meecht uns all ver_nichd_e. ‚Siss uns net bang die Waahr_heit schteht, fer des iss Gott_es Will_e. Der Deiw_el, der iss mien, mir hen ken F’richt fer ihn. Sei Zann macht uns net bang, end_lich schteht

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er net lang. Ee glee Wart leegt ihn nidd_er. Es Wart iss grees_er wie die Welt, ken Dank zu ihn_e gheer_t. Der Geischt un Sohn iss bei uns gschtellt, dar’ch ihn, wo mit uns seid_t. Losst Godds un Freind_ schaft geh, des erd_lich Lew_e aa. Der Kar_’ber maag ver_geh, die Waahr_heit dutt noch schteh. Sei Keen_ich_reich schteht e_wich.

Reformation Sunday

The last Sunday of October was always Reformation Sunday in the old ‘Dutch’ churches. [Today it is still commemorated in many churches.] Many times they sang Martin Luther’s “A mighty Fortress [strong castle] is our God” in High German in that worship service. Florence Baver’s group, The Bushkill Fersammling, had a little hymn book and that song was included. But therein it was translated in our Dutch by William H. Larose, and I will include it in this article. “A mighty Fortress is our God” A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; Our shelter, He, amid the flood, Of mortal ills prevailing. For still our ancient foe, Doth seek to work us woe. His craft and pow'r are great, And armed with cruel hate. On earth is not his equal. Did we in our own strength confide, Our striving would be losing; Were not the right Man on our side, The Man of God's own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He. Lord Sabaoth, His name, From age to age the same. And He must win the battle. And tho' this world, with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us,

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We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us. The prince of darkness grim - We tremble not for him. His rage we can endure, For lo! his doom is sure; One little word shall fell him. That word above all earthly pow'rs - No thanks to them – abideth. The Spirit and the gifts are ours, Thro' Him who with us sideth. Let goods and kindred go, This mortal life also; The body they may kill; God's truth abideth still. His kingdom is forever. [The underline “_” was in the original Dutch translation and I kept it here to show how words are divided when singing. In hymn metrics, the English translation by Frederic Hedge (which is the one used here) is listed as, where each pair of numbers, 87, for example, represents a two line couplet with eight syllables in the first line and seven in the following line. The final line, the last ‘7’, stands by itself. By dividing the words into their syllables, you can see that the Dutch maintains that metric pattern, with some minor tweaking. The poetic metrics, the rhythmic structure of each line, is a more complicated matter and basically beyond me, even though I note that the endings of some of the lines in the Dutch do

not rhyme, as their corresponding English ones and also the type of metric foot seems to vary from the English version.] -Larry Gradwohl

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Basic Pistol Class at Palmerton Rod and Gun Club

Submitted by Rusana Kasriel material without losing the attention of the students by interjecting humor and encouraging participation. The class was laughing and learning. Thanks to the help from Angelo, Igor, and Kevin, all attendees got personal instruction and guidance at the range. They were shown a proper way to handle a weapon and different shooting stances and were given an opportunity to decide which position worked best for them. Some even got to try couple of different models to see what felt more comfortable to them. By the end of the day, not only could everyone properly and safely handle a weapon, but many went from shooting erratically to shooting up a perfect grouping. New friendships were formed today and we are looking forward to providing our club members and members of our community with more classes. Because no one should ever be a victim!

The Basic Pistol class held on Sept. 28 at Palmerton Rod and Gun Club was completely sold out! The attendees learned the structure of the weapon, safe use, cleaning and storage, but the best part was the range time. Some of the attendees, mostly women and even a teenager, had never shot a weapon before and some were afraid of the gun. When they left, not only could they shoot their own weapons, but they asked to play with the big toys. Some started with a tiny .32ACP and .22LR and ended with shooting the Glock, Sig, and even the Taurus Judge. Alex Platz, instructor and owner of Razorback Tactical Solutions, made the class fun. He patiently and thoroughly went over the instructional

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Walnut St. Playground Association Halloween Fundraiser Continues Until Halloween

Submitted by Robert Stettner The Walnut Street Playground Association number of candy pieces will be the winner. The invites all chocolate lovers to take a part in their winner will receive the container full of chocolates Halloween Fundraiser. The association will be and a $20 Gertrude Hawk gift card. displaying a glass pumpkin container full of The fundraiser will begin on Oct. 1 and the chocolate candies, and you have to guess how winner will be drawn on Halloween night at 7 many pieces are in the container. Guesses are p.m. at Galio’s Market. The container is displayed 50 cents each, and you can enter as often as you at Galio’s Market, 43 S. Walnut Street, Slatington. like. The person who guesses closest to the actual Call 610-767-7626 for more information.

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Slatington 150th Planning Committee

Submitted by Annabel E. Fogal, “Hear ye, hear ye!” As the Town Crier once meets the first and third Mondays of each month, proclaimed! The Slatington 150th Planning at 7:00 p.m., at the Vigilant Fire Company. Committee is seeking the assistance and expertise Additional Slatington 150th merchandise is of all local residents in the planning and executing now available. Sweatshirts for adults and children of events for the Sesquicentennial in 2014. and baseball caps, as well as the blue beer mugs Is there a box of old photographs of Slatington and tee shirts will be available at the Canal Days and Slatington residents tucked away in the festival in Walnutport on Sunday afternoon, Oct. attic? The Slatington 150th group is interested 20. Also available will be the beautiful combination in viewing old pictures of the town and its blackboard/bulletin board created from our local residents. The History Committee is looking also slate. for information about older families in Slatington The next planning committee meeting has been who might not have been included in the 125th scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the anniversary (1989) volume. Robert Stettner and/ Vigilant Fire Company. See you there! or Candyce Merkel will look forward to hearing from you. Or, perhaps you have an idea about what kind of activities/events might be included in the celebrations? Would you be interested in helping at one or more activities during the next year? Charter Clubs are continuing to gear up. Has your organization received its Charter? What is your group planning for the town’s 150th birthday? If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these questions, please contact someone on the 150th Planning Committee. Christy Haydt and Ed Bechtel are the co-chairs; the Planning Committee

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Vendors Sought For November Flea Market & Craft Show

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LCCC Announces August Graduates

Submitted by Denise Reifinger Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) recently announced the August 2013 graduates. A recognition ceremony was held Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m. in the Community Services Center, Schnecksville campus. Andreas: Michael Conforti. Catasauqua:  Andrei Maurer*** and Maggie Mauser. Coplay:  Shannon Ettl*, Kristen Koncz and Stephanie Schenk. Danielsville:  Lynne Pulli.

Germansville: Nycole Everett*. Jim Thorpe:  Jean Baier, Jason Capper*, Laura Cataldo* and Tanya Formisano. Lehighton:  Jean Andrew***, Monika Baka***, Emily Day, Sharon Eagan**, Stephen Greene and Bobbi Jo Shaffer. New Tripoli:  Michelle Smith. Northampton:  Kyle Sivak*. Orefield:  Tara Garrick. Schnecksville:  Melissa Bates*** and Stephanie Horoski. Slatington:  Ryan Aardewijn, Kara-Lynn Brotzman, Tyler Danner, Summer Davies**, Christopher Hosford, Steven Kapral, Ryan Marlatt, Connor McKee**, Tammy Schmitt, Kristina Weaver and Mary-Beth Welsh. Walnutport:  Stephanie Reynolds. * Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude *** Summa Cum Laude

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Submitted by Robert Stettner The Slatington High School Class of 1968 celebrated their 45th reunion on Sept. 21 at the Emerald Fire Co. Alumni in attendance were: Top Row (l-r) Kerry Haydt, Bill Kuntz Larry Szoke, Jeff Bauer, Bill Hankee, Richard Strohl, Larry Davis, Frank Rogowicz, Denis Chandler and Gary Phillips. 5th Row - Betty Guildner Galio Linda Kern Mackes, Joan

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Extra Point by Tyler Trumbauer

Parkland is Working to Make the Grade

The Parkland girls’ volleyball team is used to being evaluated on the court and experiencing success playing volleyball. As this year’s team is gearing up for a postseason that they hope trumps any other, the girls are not afraid to be harshly graded by their coaches. “We evaluate them and because these kids are good academically, they want good grades,” head coach Mike Krause said. “We give them the feedback. We do the analysis of the performance and they take pride in what they are receiving.” The Parkland girls’ volleyball team is what some may call the makings of a dynasty as last year’s squad made a playoff run that lasted deep into the state playoffs before they lost to Hempfield in the AAA state final match. Krause is optimistic for another season like last year’s based on the regular season performance as Parkland is 14-0 as of October 9. “I think they have really been pulling it together. This year we came back without any kids that received any league or district recognition from last year. They were willing to listen and learn and they supported each other.” Krause isn’t too surprised that his team didn’t suffer a down season after losing some key players to graduation in the spring as other girls have stepped in to leadership roles. Veronica Koval is arguably the top Trojan on the team as Krause says, “She has come so far.” According to Krause, Koval is a great teammate, who gets emotional on the court and is very hard-working. The other four seniors on the squad, Lyndsey Iacobelli, Mary Zacher, Morgan Rentzheimer and Allora Atiyeh, are all captains and help lead the ladies on the court. Parkland, as of October 9, is leading the way in the Lehigh Valley Conference standings and the

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entire District 11 with their unblemished record. They also are one of the elite squads in the AAA section of Pennsylvania as they are ranked as the second best girls’ volleyball team in the Keystone state. There are a few schools from the local area hot on their tail however, as Emmaus is ranked third statewide and Southern Lehigh is fourth. “Southern Lehigh and Emmaus are right there,” Krause said in a phone interview last week. “Lucky for us is that we get to play them in the regular season and have a feel for what they are going to do [...] and a team like Southern Lehigh has a core group that has been there awhile and they are going to want that district title. “So we have to respect the desire of other teams to achieve and knowing that, [we have] to get prepared for a good match and answer their best. That is what keeps our kids refined in their skills and preparation.” District 11 is full of talented girls’ volleyball teams, but only one squad moves on to the state tournament and that is the district winner, which makes winning it so much more important. “We feel we have a shot just as much as anyone,” said Krause.“What these kids are doing and being consistent as we have won 48 consecutive sets in the regular season against these tough teams in the LVC is astounding.” He added, “These kids know how to compete. I am real comfortable with this group and being competitive with them. I hope we can rise during | October 17, 2013

the heat of the battle, but they are an outstanding group of kids.” That group is currently building another record as well as Parkland is nursing a 65 match winning streak in the regular season that every girl is very proud of and hopes to keep alive until the end of the regular season leading up to the league playoffs and the district tournament that starts on October 24. Parkland is trying to get good grades. The ladies with C’s on the jerseys are hoping to get A’s on the court so that the team can showcase more than a report card at season’s end. Check out our TCG Hockey Beat Coverage, by staff writer Tony Androckitis, on our website at

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Town & Country Gazette Advertiser’s Index

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