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Reagle Dodge, located in Pen Argyl, is proud to announce that they will be “DARTing across America” in the all

new 2013 Dodge Dart. Their very own Justin Ott, along with his wife Nicole, will be driving across the United States to a Dealer Announcement Show in Las Vegas, held by Chrysler to announce future products and technologies. They invite everyone to join the adventure and follow their road trip on facebook, twitter, youtube and at for the chance to win prizes with trivia games, contests and announcements throughout his trip! Justin will be driving a 2013 Dodge Dart

Limited on his cross country road trip. The 2013 Dodge Dart is the first car produced after the merge of the Chrysler and Fiat companies. The Dart carries a classic name with all new technologies. Cus-

tomers can truly personalize their own Dart, available with five models, six powertrains, 14 color and trim combinations and three wheel sizes. In total there are over 100,000 ways to personalize it!

Stay tuned to their social media sites (facebook, twitter, youtube, foursquare and at to see the all new 2013 Dodge Dart in action and stay up to date with the latest news.

The 35th Annual Marching Band Festival will be held at Bangor Memorial Park and hosted by the Bangor Slater High School Marching Band at 7pm Wednesday, September 26th (with a rain date of Thursday, September 27th). This year’s guest High School Marching Bands will be Pen Argyl, Southern Lehigh, Wilson, Pleasant Valley, Phillipsburg and Easton. The Bangor Marching band field show this year will pay tribute to

the Beatles. The visiting bands will be judged in specific categories and the results will be given at the end of the show.

Gold passes will be honored. Food will be available at the concession stands. Nostalgia items, program booklets and

candy grams will also be available for purchase. Come out and support the talent and hard work of all the marching bands!

The Slate Belt Young At Hearts Club will be meeting on Thursday, September 20th, at 1pm, at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Pen Argyl. All men and women, ages 55 and older, are invited to attend. For more information, please call Mary Lou DeReaLohman at 610-8634846. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of

Columbus are sponsoring a bus trip to Mohegan Sun on September 23rd. For more information, please call Tony Barazzuol at 610-863-5611 or Minnie Thomas at 610-863-6589. We would like to wish Brianna Vaughn a very Happy Birthday on September 20th. Have a wonderful day, Brianna! We would like to wish

Zak Kozinsky a very Happy Birthday on September 22nd. We hope you have a great day, Zak! Denise Hackenburg will be celebrating a birthday on September 24th. Have a fantastic day, Denise! Happy Birthday wishes are sent to Marian Dennis, who will be celebrating her birthday on September 25th. We would like to wish Lenny Ruggiero a very Happy Birthday on September 26th. Have a wonderful birthday, Lenny! MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, will meet on Tuesday, September 25th at 9:15am at Mt. Bethel Lutheran Church. All mothers with children ages infant to 5 years old are welcome to attend. Childcare will be provided. The Easton Municipal Band, under the direction of Mr. Keith Wagner and Mr. Don Kemmerer, will perform a free concert open to the public at Raub's Farm Market located at 1459 Tatamy

Road in Tatamy. The concert will begin at 2pm on Saturday September 29th and continue until 3:30pm. Donald and Shirley Ascani of Bangor, will be celebrating their 59th wedding anniversery on September 26th. Have a wonderful anniversary, Donald and Shirley! The East Bangor United Methodist Community Church welcomes everyone to a Free Spaghetti Dinner with meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert on Sunday, September 30th, from 4pm to 6pm. Free baked goods will also be available to take home. The Manna Ministry distributes free baked goods every Sunday from 11am to 1pm. The church is located at 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor. For questions, call 610588-4453 or visit We love hearing from you! Send your birthdays, anniversaries, and other tidbits of information to: The PRESS 1 Broadway, Bangor, PA 18013

Here is a list of the new items added to the collection of the Bangor Public Library during the week August 29September 5, 2012. Adult non-fiction: Dewberry, Donna, Donna Dewberry’s complete book of onestroke painting; Goldsmith, Barton, Emotional fitness for intimacy; Veit, Richard, Digging New Jersey’s past; Westall, Christopher, Trompe L’oeil bible; Yarrow, Joanna,

How to reduce your carbon footprint. Young Adult fiction: Larbalestier, Justine, Team human. Easy fiction: Disney Pixar cars; Disney Pixar toy story; James, Brian, The shark who was afraid of everything; Numeroff, Laura, Chimps don’t wear glasses; Rhymes with duck. DVDs: The adventures of Robin Hood, Rainman, Robin Hood, men in tights.

Families First, celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary serving residents in the Pen Argyl School District, is planning its 10th Annual Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, October 6th, rain or shine. Registration for the race/walk will begin at the Wind Gap Borough Park at 7:45am with the race starting at 9am. This fundraising event is for the entire family and a bake sale, Community Agencies information and raffles, will be included. All proceeds are used to support all the programs and activities of Families First. “PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE.” Pre-registration is being held until October 5th. Entry includes a quality T-shirt, bagels, water, entertainment, door prizes, and the opportunity to support a worthwhile cause. Awards will be given for the fastest overall male and female and top three finishers in each age category. The onemile fun walk is noncompetitive. To register, call Race Chairperson, Phil Giaquinto at 610-7464436 or email giaquinto.phil@penargy Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is the Premiere Sponsor for this event. A limited number of sponsorship opportuni-

ties are still available. All levels include publicity, listing of corporate logo on the event T-Shirts, and the opportunity to present information at the Race. For sponsorship information, contact the Families First Director, Frank Jones at 610863-3688 or email jones.frank@penargylsd .org. Families First provides services, programs, resources in an environment in which families members are assisted toward a better quality of life. In addition to connecting families with other community services, Families First provides mentoring, advocacy, parenting information, employment assistance, housing resources and health insurance assistance. For more information about Families First view our website www.familiesfirstpenar

The Slate Belt Heritage Center will hold their monthly historic presentation on Thursday, September 20th, at 7pm. Fred DeFrank of "Fidele Video Productions" will narrate his movie “The Fest” and relate how the video came to fruition. The movie, filmed in Roseto, PA and in Roseto, Valfortore, Italy features the celebration of the Feast of the Madonna del Carmine (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) and vividly shows how the celebration happens today in both communities. The movie clearly

exhibits the similarities and differences between each communities' celebration. Those in the area will get to see how "The Fest" is celebrated in Roseto, Italy and how it has evolved in Roseto, PA 100 years after it was brought by the Rosetani immigrants. The Heritage Center is located at 30 North 1st Street, Bangor. For additional information about the presentation, please contact Karen Brewer at 610-588-8615. The event is free and open to the public. DVD's of The Fest will be available for sale.

Bangor Elks Halloween Parade Welcomes Creatures Of The Night
The Bangor Elks Halloween Parade will be held on Thursday, October 18th, at 7pm. This year’s theme is “Creatures of the Night.” Parade participants may register at Steckel’s Jewelry, 5 Broadway; Heard’s Meat Market, 501 S. Main Street; or the Bangor Public Library. The sign-up deadline is Saturday, October 13th, at 5pm. Late sign-ups will be held at the Bee Hive Community Center on Thursday, October 18th, at 5pm. All participants will meet and line-up at the Bee Hive Community Center and Merchants Bank, 191 Branch. Group and float participants will be notified a few days before the parade with their line-up information. Candy may be handed out to the children by walking alongside your float or group. Participants are asked not to throw candy from the float or car. Prizes will be awarded after the parade at the Elks Lodge on Broadway. Hot dogs and drinks will be served. For more information, contact Keith Heard, Parade Marshall, at 610-588-1195.

Amateur Radio Club Meeting
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 4th, 7:30pm in the Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. The program will include a discussion on “Valuing and Insuring Your Radio Equipment.” Members and interested general public are welcome. For more information, visit, email KE3AW@ARRL.NET or call 610-432-8286.

Blue Mountain Community Library Plans Fundraisers For Fall
The Blue Mountain Community Library would like to thank everyone who made the Bake Sale fundraiser a huge success; the volunteers who worked and made baked goods, Ace Hardware for the space they provided and especially the public, for their purchases and donations. The Library has two events coming in October. On Wednesday, October 10th, Mr. Fred Buse, Master Gardener, will present “Getting Ready for Birds in Winter.” The program, which is open to everyone, will be held at 7pm in the lower level of Grace United Methodist Church, 404 E. Mountain Ave. in Pen Argyl. There will be light refreshments served after the presentation. Also, on Tuesday, October 16th, The Slate Pub, 509 E. Main Street, Pen Argyl, will sponsor a fundraiser for the library. A percentage of all food receipts that day, from noon until closing, will be donated to the library. Please come to the Slate that day to enjoy good food and help the library at the same time. The children’s story hour will begin again at 10:30am in the library on Wednesday, September 19th with Miss Della and Thursday, September 20th with Miss Suzanne. All preschool children, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to come. The BMCL Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the library. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Lisa at 610-8633029 for information. The library is located at 216 S. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10am to Noon, and Monday through Thursday, 6pm to 8pm.

Daniel and Rose Martino recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on September 7th, 1947, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church by Father Ducci. They have three children, Joanna Henry, Philomena Martino, and Donato Martino and his wife, Debbie. They have three granddaughters: Erin Martino, Jennifer Henry, and Danielle Martino-Radcliffe, and her husband, Blake.

Justin and Jennifer Riley of Yorktown, Virginia are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alivia Paige. Alivia was born on August 7th, 2012 at 11:15pm weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. She is the baby sister of Alexyss (11) and Luke (6). "Livi" is warmly welcomed by her grandparents; Michael and Rosalind Fisher and Nelson and Susan Albert; all of Bangor. Great grandparents are Verna Miller of Pen Argyl, Robert Fisher of Wind Gap, and Lester and Rita Riley of Gilbert.

Mount Eaton Church Offering Upcoming Meetings
The eight-week study Understanding Depression will be hosted by Mount Eaton Church in Saylorsburg, on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm beginning on October 2nd. Childcare is available upon request. GriefShare, a support group for those dealing with the loss of a loved one, will begin meeting on Sunday, October 7th. The sessions will be held from 4pm to 6pm on Sundays for fourteen weeks at Mount Eaton Church in Saylorsburg. Childcare is available upon request. For fees and additional information or to register for either event, please contact the church office at (570) 992-7050 or office@ Directions to the church and more information about GriefShare may be found at Mount Eaton is a nondenominational church serving the west end of Monroe County, Pennsylvania since 1884. Mount Eaton Church holds worship on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings and offers a variety of programs for family members of all ages.

Peanut Butter ProJeCt Expands Reach, Plans Food Drive For Forks
The recently formed Peanut Butter ProJeCt is announcing a September food drive in Forks Township for the downtown Easton Interfaith Food Pantry, which is administered by ProJeCt of Easton. The drive is co-sponsored by the Forks Kiwanis and Merchants Bank. Residents can bring donated peanut butter (any kind, any size), jelly (plastic jars only), juice (non-refrigerated type), pancake syrup (regular and sugar free) and coffee to several locations during a special food drive. Donations are accepted at: Merchants Bank, 1250 Braden Blvd., Forks Township, daily, during lobby hours; Forks Municipal Building, 1601 Sullivan Trail, Forks, 8am – 4:30pm, weekdays; Forks Community Center, 500 Zucksville Rd., Forks, open daily. The Peanut Butter ProJeCt was formed in response to a growing need for donations to the Food Pantry and a greater awareness of the challenge of providing food to over 500 families who currently need the assistance. “Our local food banks continue to struggle to provide food to a growing number of families,” says Nancy Walters, a Forks Township resident and the founder of the Peanut Butter ProJect. “Our first effort was to provide peanut butter, which is a great source of protein, and can be used at any meal. Now we are expanding the peanut butter drive to include a few other food items that are needed at the Food Pantry. By sponsoring this drive in September, we hope to raise awareness of the serious stress on families in our communities, and find a way to remind everyone to ‘share so all can eat.’ We are grateful to Merchants Bank, Forks Kiwanis and the Township of Forks who have all joined in this effort.” Food can also be brought to: Interfaith Food Pantry, Rear of St. John’s Lutheran church, 330 Ferry St., Easton, 8:30am – Noon and 1pm – 4pm, weekdays, administered by ProJeCt of Easton, 330 Ferry Street, Easton,; Arndt’s Lutheran Church, 1851 Arndt Road, Forks Township, 9am – Noon, weekdays, and until 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Palmer Moravian Church, 2901 John Street, Palmer weekdays, 9am – 3pm. For more information, contact Nancy Walters at nancy walters@ or at 610-2530726.

Monroe County Bible Clubs Presents Childrens Classes
Monroe County Bible Clubs of “BCM International” will be conducting inter-denominational “Released Time Bible Classes” for Monroe County public school children in grades Kindergarten through 6th. Homeschoolers are also welcome. Free parental permission slips to attend are now available for these one hour weekly bible classes. These required permission slips, and more information, is available by calling Jim Ecker at 570-421-9968 or emailing jimeckerbcm

Robotic Prostate Cancer Treatment: A Growing Choice For Men
(NAPSI)—It’s one of the most common cancers facing men over 50 today—prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, with nearly two-thirds receiving a diagnosis at age 65 or older. For the hundreds of thousands of men battling this cancer annually, deciding how to treat the disease is often difficult as there is no shortage of treatment options. Among the options, robotic treatments are becoming increasingly popular, tripling their use in the treatment of prostate cancer over the last five years. Two robotic treatments are fast becoming the most talked about and widely used treatments for prostate cancer: the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System and the da Vinci® Surgical System. In fact, more than 112,000 robotic prostate procedures were performed last year alone using the CyberKnife or da Vinci System. At first look, the two treatments look and sound pretty similar. Both options use robots and boast quick recovery times and minimal side effects—Including erectile function preservation-but the similarities end there. While the name conjures up visions of a spaceage scalpel, the treatment is actually noninvasive and doesn’t require surgery. During a CyberKnife treatment, the CyberKnife robot delivers high doses of targeted radiation directly to the tumor site, minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue and organs. This is possible due to a built-in mechanism of the CyberKnife robot that tracks every motion of the tumor and/or prostate in real time and throughout treatment. CyberKnife treatments are typically delivered in five outpatient sessions and last about an hour each. The patient doesn’t need anesthesia and is never hospitalized. Many men continue with their daily routines during treatment, including working and low-impact activities like golfing, and report few side effects after treatment. In fact, clinical studies have found that CyberKnife patients return to normal activities faster compared to any form of surgery including robotic surgery. Warren, a 69-year-old attorney from Long Beach, N.Y., is one such patient. With an active lifestyle and as the owner of a law practice, Warren sought a treatment for his prostate cancer that would allow him to return to his normal activities and the demands of his busy life as soon as possible. When he learned about the unique benefits that the CyberKnife treatment offered, in addition to being a treatment supported by strong long-term data, he knew it was the right treatment for him. Immediately after receiving his first CyberKnife treatment, Warren put in a full day’s work. “After the first procedure with CyberKnife, I felt fine. I felt really nothing. I didn’t feel tired. I didn’t feel fatigued.” Warren is thankful that the CyberKnife was offered as a treatment option to him and hopes more men like him will learn about it so they too will have a seamless treatment experience. Meanwhile, the da Vinci surgical procedure is referred to as robotic surgery, but that’s not entirely true, as it is unable to perform surgery independently. Rather, it is powered by the hands of a surgeon. Because a surgeon must drive the da Vinci machine, it takes hundreds of procedures to perfect one’s technique, in order to increase the rate of optimal patient outcomes. Several studies have documented this steep learning curve; therefore, patients are encouraged to seek an experienced surgeon who has performed hundreds of da Vinci procedures. Patients undergoing treatment with the da Vinci undergo general anesthesia for the procedure and are hospitalized for a short time post-procedure. During treatment, the surgeon manipulates the daw Vinci machine and extracts the patient’s prostate. Because an incision is made, there is an anticipated recovery time of four to six weeks. For more information, visit cyberknife

Score Energy Savings With Silicone Caulk
(NAPSI)—Cold weather means it’s time for two activities: fantasy football and home maintenance. This year, manage your home improvement projects like sealing gaps and cracks - the same way you manage your fantasy football team. How? Add top picks like silicone caulk to your home weatherization product lineup and ignore poor performers like acrylic caulk. Acrylic caulk may get you the first down, providing savings for the present, but silicone caulk is the lasting solution that scores energy savings season after season. Gaps and cracks around the home lead to air leaks that can blitz your wallet and cause energy bills to soar. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save up to 10 percent on energy bills by simply air sealing your home. Look for gaps and cracks in all susceptible areas—windows, doors, siding, trim, molding, baseboards, vents, around wires/pipes, attics and basements. A silicone caulk like GE Silicone II Window & Door is an all-pro defensive blocker for sealing these areas because it is permanently waterproof and weatherproof, meaning it will never break down and sacks air leaks before they rush your home. Acrylic caulk, on the other hand, succumbs to a punishing ground game. It can degrade over time when exposed to harsh weather and freezing temperatures, leaving gaps for air and water to seep through and energy to escape. Damaging outdoor elements challenge your home throughout the year, but these harsh conditions are no match for silicone’s outlasting flexibility. Silicone caulk can stretch and compress without cracking, and fills the crack just as it did when first applied to keep air leaks from returning. Silicone is shrinkproof, impervious to all weather conditions and won’t be benched with costly cracks. Acrylic caulk, however, fumbles home protection in the presence of tough opponents. It can lose flexibility in freezing temperatures and crack over time. Extreme heat and the sun’s UV rays can also cause some acrylic caulk to dry out, crack and crumble. This can lead to gaps and cracks around your home that let energy out and water and snow in, resulting in water damage, mold growth and higher energy bills. Find out more at

Prep Your Home and Lawn Checklist for Fall
(NewsUSA) - As autumn colors set in this season, make sure your all-important home and garden upkeep checklist is ready. Although the lawn is often overlooked during the fall, it's actually the perfect time to make sure everything is organized before the harsher winter elements take hold. Paul James, host of HGTV's "Gardening by the Yard," advises homeowners to start early -approximately six weeks before the first good freeze. Here is a list of some of the tasks and items you should add to your fall checklist this year: * Maintain the landscape. Tidy up the lawn, flowerbeds, bushes, gardens, etc. Remove unsightly foliage, dead stems, piles of leaves and other debris. Fluff your mulch with a rake so water can seep into the subsoil. * Plant fall vegetables. Cool-season vegetable gardens can flourish with the right plants -lettuce, greens, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, potatoes and loads more. Imagine all the hearty stews and delicious soups you could make from scratch. * Keep muscles relaxed, and stay hydrated. Don't underestimate the fall sun. Summer may be over, but hours of gardening in the sun can still leave you exhausted, strained and parched. Remember to drink plenty of fluids, take breaks and stretch your muscles. If you suffer from backaches and muscle strains, keep some relief like Absorbine Jr. ( on hand. The natural menthol in Absorbine Jr. helps relieve muscle and back pain to make it a must-have for yard work. Its herbal ingredients also help provide relief from sunburn and gnat and other insect bites. * Make room for indoor plants. Your potted or container plants won't survive the winter outside, so it's time to make room indoors for tropical plants, herbs and succulents. Potted perennials can be transplanted into a garden after trimming the roots and some top growth. * Clean garage, shed or outbuildings. Once you organize your storage space, you can neatly put away all of your summer tools or patio furniture. Plus, your newly emptied planters will have a home next to all the other stuff families accumulate.

Hello fellow readers, “Soon it will be time to dig in spring blooming bulbs,” reminds Warren from Martins Creek, who asked when and how deep he should plant them? The rule of thumb is to plant before the heavy frost, which means mid-to-late fall. The soil should be cool so roots have a chance to establish. Too early may cause premature blooming and patchy blooms may result if planted after the freeze. Rather than a contrived row plant bulbs closely in random clusters and consider layering several types of bulbs in big quantities of 50 or 100 to make a real impact come spring. I know, easier said than done. But have you ever seen those bulb augers that you attach to a heavy duty drill? They are about 2 inches wide and 2 feet long and work just

like a drill bit. Gadget lovers rave about them but for tough clay and rocky soil like ours, digging the old fashioned way combined with a hand-held bulb planting tool may be easier. Generally, bulbs should be planted at a depth about three times the height of the bulb, but follow package directions. Keep in mind that bulbs must have sufficient drainage so if the ground is compacted, loosen the planting area (not just where the bulb is being planted) and enrich with organic compost. To prevent thievery from Rocky the squirrel, dust your bulbs with bone meal or dried blood. However, these organic fertilizers may appeal to your dog or cat and can be harmful if ingested so coach Fido to chase the squirrels instead. Containers also can be planted with bulbs. Use pots that can last over winter in a sheltered location outside or in a cold garage or cellar and ensure the soil doesn’t dry out. Layering one bulb deeper than the next will result in a pot full of flowering bulbs come spring. Garden dilemmas? askmarystone@gmail. com.

( N A P S I ) — T h e r e ’s good news for people who rent. With a little creative thinking and some innovative products, rental properties can be warm, welcoming, workable and wonderful. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your space. Many renters are stuck with neutral walls due to harsh paint restrictions, so build your color palette with furniture and accessories. Bright slipcovers transform living room furniture into statement pieces that pop against white walls. Patterned accent pillows, fresh flowers and colorful accessories add even more depth to your design. In an apartment or small home, full-sized

foyer closets are a rarity. By placing a ClosetMaid® 3-Cube Bench near your front door, you can create your own stylish “drop zone” for keys, shoes and bags. Try adding wall hooks above the bench for jackets, and use a tall pot or basket for umbrella storage. When a Realtor shows a rental property, he or she often stages it with small furniture to make it look larger. Try this trick when designing your space. Choose small slim pieces as opposed to heavy oversized furniture to create the illusion of more space and use glass tables, which let light pass through them. One of the most frustrating things about renting can be the lack of storage space. Many

rental property closets only offer a single hang rod and shelf. To organize closets without installing permanent shelving, try ClosetMaid Stackable Storage products. These freestanding units can

be stacked to add drawers, shelves and shoe storage and are easily taken with you when you move. For more ideas about how to make your rental workable, visit

(NAPSI)—Like many 10-year-olds, Brandon Pickrel loves reading books about dinosaurs. And books about the weather—“tornadoes and stuff,” he says. “And books about science experiments.”

Brandon, who lives in McHenry, Maryland, is one of the thousands of children who enjoy audio and braille books from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), part of the Library of Congress. Brandon has been blind since birth, but he reads every day. When he was younger, it was the Junie B. Jones stories. Now he’s moved on to “James and the Giant Peach” and the Chronicles of Narnia. He has plenty of books to choose from. NLS has more than 14,000 children’s book titlesboth fiction and nonfiction-in audio and braille formats. There are Newbery Medal winners such as Rebecca Stead’s “When You Reach Me,” about a 12year-old who gets notes from the future, and Coretta Scott King Award winners such as “We Are the Ship,” a history of baseball’s old Negro Leagues. The NLS collection also includes books about children who are blind or have other disabilities, such as Brian Selznick’s “Won-

derstruck,” and best sellers from the past, such as the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mysteries, and the present, including the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series (which are also being recorded in Spanish). Popular magazines are available, too-Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic Kids and more. And the NLS Music Section loans scores, textbooks and books about music in large print and braille and advises parents and instructors about resources for teaching music to blind and visually impaired children. NLS youth librarian Jill Garcia says the key to choosing books for young readers is “to go back to what it was like to be a kid. Whether they are sighted or blind, children today enjoy the same kinds of books they always have: humor and adventure stories, superhero fiction, animal tales and stories about friends and school-those are always popular.” Though NLS does not provide textbooks, “we have many nonfiction titles, especially biographies and books about animals, that can supplement what children are learning in class,” Garcia says. Any U.S. resident or citizen living abroad who is blind, has low vision or cannot hold or turn the pages of a book because of illness or disability may receive digital books, playback equipment and braille materials by mail, free of charge, from NLS cooperating libraries. Eligible readers with computers and Internet service have immediate access to thousands of titles online. Find out more at

Customers at Mt. Bethel Beverage generously donated toward the Portland Upper Mt. Bethel Food Pantry (PUMP) by purchasing raffle tickets for a Yuengling Bike. The winner of the Bike is Anne Marie Locilento. Mary Jo and Sam Krafty, owners of Mt. Bethel Beverage, said they had more than 200 entries. PUMP is located at 100 Division St., Portland. Hours of distribution at the Pantry are Mondays 11am until 12:30pm and Monday evenings 7:30pm to 8:30pm. They serve families from the Slate Belt as well as the Wind Gap and Portland areas. Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the Pantry during hours of operation or by calling 570-656-2967 or 570-897-5847.

The Bangor Area High School Class of 1956 held their 56th year reunion on September 8th at the YR Club in Easton. Twenty four class members and twenty guests attended. Classmates attending were Jean Antonioli Lane, Floyd Brewer, LouAnn Chamberlin Doddy, Lois Clapp Kromer, Dale Eden, Donald Evans, Esther Falcone McInerney, James Freeman, Arlene Fuls Miller, Leilani Gruver Perruso, Janet Hancock Miller, Betty Keller Perruzza, Keith Jones, John Krauss, Joseph Kulp, Kermit LaBar, Marybell Lee DeBona, Richard Marinelli, Harry Nasatka, Kenneth Roberts, Joseph Ronca, Anthony Ruggiero Jr., Karl Sonntag, and Clara Tedesco Biletyta. The Class meets on the first Wednesday of each month for lunch at Trolley Shops, East Bangor. All classmates are invited to attend.

Tips On Hosting A Breakfast Buffet
(NAPSI)—Dinner parties are great, but many agree that breakfast parties are better. They save the rest of the day for other things and tend to be more cost friendly. One of the easiest ways to satisfy various taste buds is with a breakfast buffet. “You can make your breakfast buffet stand out by offering just a few exotic touches, like papaya or an imported cheese. Fresh-baked muffins offer a simple

Savor Fall Flavors With Coastal Cuisine
indulgence that’s both aromatic and easy on the wallet,” said Fred Williams, Menu Concept expert for Buffets, Inc. Williams offers an easy menu and other simple breakfast buffet tips to help you and your guests have a good time. A “Create Ahead” Menu Platter • Several types of fresh rolls and breads • Butter, jams, jellies • Fresh fruit salad • Quiche (vegetarian and meat options) • Juices, coffee and tea • Pastries and muffins • French toast • Bacon and sausage •Southwestern omelets Food: Hot vs. Cold: Cold items such as fruit and pastries should be placed on the table first, since they will not shift in temperature significantly. Bring out hot items like egg dishes, pancakes, waffles or meat selections later, so they don’t cool down before guests can enjoy them. Keep the hot items in chafing dishes to maintain a warm temperature. Beverage Station: Breakfast beverages deserve a table of their own. Guests won’t feel overwhelmed with the prospect of having to balance plates, cutlery and a drinking cup at once. They can place their plates and cutlery at their seat, then move to a separate drink station, where they can prepare their coffee with cream and sugar. In addition to the hot beverages, include juice. Buffet Table Location: Table placement is key. Position your buffet table a few feet from the wall. This lets guests approach the buffet from both sides, avoiding crowding, and offers space to replenish items. Plates: Little to Big: Dining plates should be on the “approach” side of the table. For more information, visit Buffets, Inc. at ansBuffet. (NAPSI)—Fall doesn’t have to mean the end of sensational summer meals, like seafood. Try a fresh take on fall favorites by serving up mouthwatering recipes inspired by the coast. Festive shrimp recipes are crowd-pleasers for any event. They can be easily stirred into hearty dishes for a satisfying harvest supper. Coastal cuisine can be made easy with frozen seafood found right in the grocery store. Brands like SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. provide a wide variety of seafood options to complete any meal, which is good news for a busy mom on the go. In a season when school is starting, sports practices begin and fall festivals abound, sometimes a simple victory is just making it through a hectic day knowing what is for dinner. From golden, crispy popcorn shrimp on a chilly fall night after practice to a savory shrimp scampi entrée for date night, coastal meals make everyday occasions special. For the perfect addition to a tailgate, try SeaPak Hot Shrimp Dip. The recipe will make sure the fall flavors are savored with delicious coastal cuisine. For more great recipes, visit or follow on Facebook.
Hot Shrimp Dip 1 (20-ounce) package of SeaPak® Popcorn Shrimp 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup grated cheddar cheese Juice of 1 lemon ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/3 teaspoon hot sauce ¼ teaspoon Old Bay® seasoning Crackers or crusty bread for serving Cook Shrimp according to directions and keep warm. Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare a 1-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients and spoon into baking dish. Bake until bubbly and light brown (approx. 25 minutes). Remove from oven and fold in cooked SeaPak® Popcorn Shrimp. Serve hot with crackers or crusty bread.

On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, at Historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lancaster, PA, Angie Nicole Graeff became the bride of Dr. Stephen Dante Renaldo. Rev. Father Leo Goodman and Pastor Ron Bohannon officiated the afternoon wedding ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Ashley Kliewer, as matron of honor. Ashley Ballas, Amanda Giacobbi, Heather Herr and Beth Hahn served as bridesmaids. Gianna and Francesca Joella, daughters of Rebecca and Ethan Joella, served as flower girls. Anthony Joseph Renaldo, Esq., served as Best Man for his brother. Brett Graeff, brother of the bride, Kristopher and Timothy Hicks, cousins of the groom, and Matthew Shelosky served as groomsmen. Jon Ali served as attendant. An outdoor evening reception was held at Lime Spring Farm. To the delight of family and friends, the Penn State mascot, the Nittany Lion, made a surprise guest appearance in honor of the newly

married couple. The bride is a graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School and Penn State University, University Park. She holds a B.S. in Art Education, and prior to her marriage, was an art teacher and field hockey coach in the York Suburban School District. Dr. Renaldo is a graduate of Pen Argyl High School and Penn State University, University Park. He holds a B.S. in Biological Science and is also a 2012 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is serving a three year residency in Internal Medicine in Chestnut Hill and Roxborough Hospitals in Phildelphia. The couple reside in Blue Bell, PA, with their dog Lucie. Parents of the couple are Gerald and Julie Graeff of Willow Street, PA, and Anthony and Roberta Renaldo of Pen Argyl. Dr. Renaldo is the grandson of Hilda Romano and the late Joe “Coach” Romano of Roseto and Anne Renaldo and the late Anthony “Junior” Renaldo of Pen Argyl. Angie is the granddaughter of Harold Werner and the late Arlene Werner and Ann Graeff and the late Robert Graeff of Lancaster.

Slate Belt Quoit League Scores and Standings
Blue Valley Men’s Pool League Scores
Blue Valley Men’s Pool League Scores from September 5th. Wind Gap Legion 8, Roseto Legion 7; Bangor VFW B 13, Bangor VFW A 3; Five Points B 10, Slateford Inn 5; Five Points A 8, Mineral Springs 7; Roseto Rod & Gun 9, Pen Argyl Repo Club A 8; Roadhouse 10, Pen Argyl Repo Club B 5; Bangor Legion 11, Devery’s 4. Standings: Division AFive Points A 8, Wind Gap Legion 8, PA Repo Club A 8, Roseto Legion 7, PA Repo Club B 5, Slateford Inn 5, Bangor VFW A 3. Division B- Bangor VFW B 13, Bangor Legion 11, Five Points B 10, PA Roadhouse 10, Roseto R & G 9, Mineral Springs 7, Devery’s 4. The Slate Belt Men’s Quoit League has announced their scores for September 9th. East Bangor Fire Co. 29, Second Ward Fire Co. 27 - Frank Turkdal 13-1; Bangor Jax 35, O'Neill's Place 21 Dave Giaquinto 11-3, Dave Klingle 11-3, Frank Ceraul 10-4; Derek Spence 9-5; Oxford Fire Co. 36, Roseto Rod & Gun Club 20 - Jeff Lindsey 12-2, Bob Wiseburn 12-2; Pen Argyl Legion 34, Hillside Rod & Gun Club 22 - Chuck Klingle 11-3, Steve Pfeiffer 11-3, Brookes Kromer 11-3; Adam Kluska 10-4. Bangor Elks 33, Bangor VFW 23 - Brandon Malachowski 11-3, Chad Kreider 10-4; A.J. Gilliland 9-5; Liberty Fire Co. 34, Roseto Legion 22 - Phil Pinto, Sr. 11-3, Hilton Strunk 10-2; John Pagotto 7-7, Woody Ivins 7-7; Columbia Fire Co. 35, Rescue Fire Co. 21 Hobie Borger 10-4, Bill Brugler 9-3, Bob Ponnett 9-5; Tom Amy, Jr. 8-6, Brooks Baker 8-6; Note: Tom Amy, Jr. threw a four timer over Dan Overpeck. First Half Standings: Division 1 - Bangor Elks 1-0, Oxford Fire Co. 1-0, Bangor Jax 1-0, Pen Argyl Legion 1-0, Columbia Fire Co. 1-0, Liberty Fire Co. 1-0, Bangor V.F.W. 0-1. Division 2 - East Bangor Fire Co. 1-0, O'Neill's Place 0-1, Hillside Rod & Gun Club 0-1, Roseto Rod & Gun Club 0-1, Rescue Fire Co. 0-1, Roseto Legion 0-1, Second Ward Fire Co. 0-1.

Get Better Gas Mileage With New Technology
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(NewsUSA) - Gas prices are getting as dangerously high as unemployment rates, and both mean a whole new level of penny pinching for the nation's 99 percent. As drivers spend about $4 per gallon, finding ways to get better gas mileage is more important than ever. Fortunately, affordable technology is finally catching up to the escalating problem. Some auto companies are trying to ease the burden of astronomical gas prices by improving technology and making it accessible. Vision Motor Company is priming its widespread release of alter-

native vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG), which can cut fuel costs by up to 80 percent. Besides polluting as much as 90 percent less than traditional gasoline, natural gas vehicles can get 45 miles per gallon on CNG fuel. But, according to Vision chairman Bob Smith, new fuelefficient spark plugs called Pulstar Pulse Plugs have truly enabled the newest car, SEERngv, to go mainstream. The Enerpulse Precision Combustion Ignition (PCI) technology in Pulstar Pulse Plugs also increases miles per gallon and significantly reduces

Football Season Marks the Time for Car Care
(NewsUSA) - As the leaves fall and the cold weather approaches, everyone begins to feel a little football fever. Just like the greatest coaches check their starting line-ups each year, make sure that your vehicle's most important parts and systems aren't corroded, empty, deflated or worn out. Firestone Complete Auto Care offers the following tips to ensure your vehicle is ready for fall after a long, hot summer. * Remember to have your belts, hoses, air filters, windshield wipers, lights, fluids, and battery cables and terminals all checked by a professional. * Check the tire treads with the "penny test." Insert a penny in the tread, Lincoln's head down. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, the tread is worn and the tire probably needs to be replaced. Make sure your car is well equipped for this fall!

American Cancer Society Seeks Drivers
Imagine being diagnosed with cancer, but you have no way to get to your treatments. Patients in the Lehigh Valley turn to the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program which provides free transportation to and from treatment. The request for rides has grown to an unprecedented high since July. Many drivers are needed Monday through Friday, mornings and afternoons. If you have a vehicle, a safe driving record, and some free time, you can give a cancer patient a fighting chance. Training is provided. To learn more about Road to Recovery or to volunteer, please call Karen Schiavone at 610-921-2329.

Slate Belt Relay For Life Kick Off Meeting
This year’s kick off for the 2013 Relay For Life will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Wind Gap at 7pm, on October 3rd. The theme for this year is “RELAY THRU THE DECADES” and will be used to celebrate the 100th year of American Cancer Society. The Relay will be held on May 18th and 19th at Bangor Memorial Park from 10am to 10am. Everyone and anyone who has an interest in celebrating or helping should attend. They will have refreshments and a beautiful Sky Lantern Ceremony. This year’s chairperson is Karen Campanaro and she can be reached by e-mail at kcamp49

Bangor High School Athletics To Honor 87-88 Basketball Team
The Bangor Area Athletic Department and the High School Alumni Association will be honoring the 1987-88 Bangor boy’s basketball team as the Team of Distinction with its induction into the Bangor Area High School Class of 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame. That team won its third straight Colonial League title along with the AAA District Championship. On Friday, October 12th the team is invited to be introduced prior to the start of the homecoming football game against Palmerton at 7pm at Paul Farnan Field at Bangor Memorial Park Stadium. Also on Sunday, October 14th, the team will be formally inducted at the 10:30am ceremony at Bangor High School followed by the Alumni Association dinner at 1pm at the Blue Valley Farm Show Building. For further information, please contact The Bangor Area School District Athletic Department at 610-599-7017 to register for one or both of the events.

Evergreen Village Holds End of Summer Picnic
On Saturday, September 8th, 80 residents of Evergreen Village in Mt. Bethel, enjoyed a season ending pool party and picnic provided by the Park Owner, John Yetter. The poolside party included a fundraiser, with proceeds being split between the Mt. Bethel Fire Department and a Veterans’ Group. The day ended with bubble bathing in the pool just before a heavy rainstorm.

Family Alive Community Church Offers Free Movie Night
Faith Alive Community Church is hosting a FREE Movie for the community on Saturday, September 22nd, at 6:30pm. The movie “October Baby” is being shown at the church’s location at 125 W. West Street, Wind Gap. The evening will include free popcorn, ice cream, coffee, tea and fruit drinks. No fees or donations will be accepted. Reservations are not necessary and everyone is welcome. Families and children of all ages are invited.