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By Maria Cascario Martins Creek Pioneer Store will mark its third year anniversary on September 10, under

the ownership of Jeff and Danielle Swope. The Swopes are dedicated to excellent service, top-of-the-line products and the personal touch which means so much to the public. Jeff said with a smile, We have a friendly staff and we believe in courtesy and excellent customer service. Jeff said I have a background in the food industry that goes back thirty years. When I graduated college, I worked here for eight years and then moved on to become production manager for Pocono Foods for twenty five years. When the previous owner of the Pioneer Store wanted to retire, Jeff and Danielle decided to buy the store. We specialize in three different kinds of ring bologna and kielbasa and we make our own beef jerky. All salads are made on the premises and ready-to-eat food is available, such as stuffed peppers, homemade lasagna, stuffed cabbage and

other entrees. They custom-cut steaks and chops. They have homemade sausage. They do catering for all occasions, including parties, showers, funeral luncheons, etc. Martins Creek Pioneer Store is also proud of their many varieties of home made soups, some of which are chicken rice, broccoli and cheese, sausage lentil and more. Their made- fromscratch salads include potato salad, macaroni salad and broccoli and

ravioli salad, two different kinds of baked beans. There is a variety of barbeque; turkey, pork, chicken and beef. In addition to hamburger and sausage patties, there are chicken croquettes, fully cooked and ready to eat. Breakfast sandwiches are a popular item and Jeff said Were ready for you at 6:30 in the morning so come in and grab a sandwich and a cup of coffee to go! Customers can call ahead so their order will be ready when they get

to the store. For the convience of the customers, lottery tickets are sold at the store and gift certificates also. Party trays, vegetable trays, fruit trays and meat trays are available for any occasion. Jeff and Danielle invite you to visit them on Facebook. Store hours are 6:30am to 7pm Monday through Friday; 8am to 6pm on Saturday and they are closed Sundays. They can be reached by calling 610-258-3979. Fax is 610-258-2620.

The Slate Belt Young At Heart Club will be meeting at St. Elizabeth church hall on Thursday, August 15th, at 1pm. Mr. Walter Cole will present a program on the local heritage. For more information, call Mary Lou DeRea Lohman at 610-8634846 or 610-844-4630. The Blue Mountain Community Library will hold a Dine &

Donate Fundraiser at Lone Star Steakhouse, 20 Kunkle Drive, Easton, PA on Wednesday, August 14 from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Lone Star will generously donate 15% of all receipts of diners who present a coupon. Anyone wishing to help the library with this fundraiser must have the coupon before they visit the restaurant;

coupons will not be available that night. Please consider participating in this fundraiser and stop in the Library on or before the 14th to pick up a coupon. The Blue Mountain Community library is located at 216 S. Robinson Ave. in Pen Argyl. Call Lisa at 610-863-3029 for more information. Check out the End of Summer Bash Fundraiser to benefit special needs children! On August 24th, 11am-6pm stop by Napoli Pizza, 444 South 1st Street Bangor, and check out Vendors, Pony rides, Face painting, Games, Door prizes & More! For more information, visit 610-6740159. Northampton Community College's Center for International Education is looking for several families to host Danish students for four or 10 weeks starting in October 2013. Host

families will receive a $150 stipend per week for each student. Hosts are required to provide transportation, meals, and suitable lodging for one to two students. For more information please email Monica Samson at msamson or call 610-332-6442. The Rotary Club of the Slate Belt will hold its Thursday September 5th Meeting at The Slate Belt Heritage Center at 30 North First Street at 6:30 PM. Everyone is invited to the meeting. For more information and to register for the event contact Bill Skinner, President at the above contact information or Marc Blau of Slate Belt Heritage Center at blau@ Admission is free but registration is recommended. We love hearing from you! Send your 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 of July 25th to July 31th, 2013. Adult Fiction: Ellis, David The Last Alibi; Moriarty, Liane The Husbands Secret. Adult Non-Fiction: Bowen, James A Street Cat Named Bob; Kane, Larry When They Were Boys; Lloyd, John The Book of General Ignorance; Love, Loni Love Him or Leave Him; Schlosser, S. E Spooky Pennsylvania. Young Adult Fiction: Cast, P.C Neferet's Curse. Young Adult NonFiction: Watterson, Bill Calvin and Hobbes : Sunday Papers, 19851995. Junior Fiction:

Farshtey, Greg Lego Ninjago : Masters of Spin-Jitzu DVDs: Fly Away Home; Lost in Translation Here is a list of the new items added to the collection of the Bangor Public Library during the week of August 1st to August 7th, 2013. Adult Fiction: Black, David The Extinction Event; Davidson, MaryJanice Undead and Unsure; Dostoevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment; Garwood, Julie Hotshot; Griffin, W.E.B The Last Witness; Hannah, Sophie Kind of Cruel; Kellerman, Faye The Beast; Melville, Herman Moby Dick; Patterson, James Mistress; Salvatore, R.A. The Companions; SInclair, Upton The Jungle; Spindler, Erica Justice for Sara. Adult Non-Fiction: Frankel, Bethenny Skinnygirl Solutions; Hilburn, Robert Corn Flakes with John Lennon; Proulx, Earl Vinegar, Duct Tape, Milk Jugs & more : 1,001 ingenious ways to use common household items; Valuska, David L. Damn Dutch : Pennsylvania Germans at Gettysburg; Zaczek, Iain Irish Legends. Young Adult Fiction: Lore, Pittacus I am Number Four. Junior Fiction: Barrows, Annie What's the Big Idea?; McDonald, Megan Judy Moody, M.D : the Doctor is in!; Mcdonald, Megan Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Easy Fiction: Disney's Beauty and the Beast; Good, Merle Reuben and the Quilt; Pilkey, Dav Dogzilla.

Each year, Hi-Winders Car Club presents an award to an outstanding student in the Automotive Program at CIT. The 2013 recipient was Deven Brocious, a graduate of Bangor Area High School. Deven is the son of Rick and Averil Brocious of Lower Mt. Bethel Township.

Devens future plans include attending NACC and transferring to Penn Tech. The Hi-Winders will have a Car Show on August 18th at the Old Mountain View Drag Strip, south of Wind Gap. This event raises funds to benefit this annual scholarship award.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center has announced upcoming adult and family programs. Saturday August 17th: Moth Magic, 8:00pm 10:00pm. Moths are everywhere but can be easy to overlook. Join local moth enthusiast Steve Kloiber as we look for moths and other insects of the night. Steve will try to lure them in with lights and sugaring. Bring a flashlight. To register, contact Andy Fedor at 610-746-2808 or Saturday, August 31st: Family Fishing Program 9:00am -12:00 noon. Learn basic fishing skills such as casting, baiting a hook, knot tying and taking a fish off of a hook. You can bring your own poles, but equipment and bait will be provided, no fishing licenses required. Program is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Contact Lauren Forster 610746-2809 or Saturday, August 31st: Lehigh River Kayak

Clean-Up 4:00pm 7:00pm. Join us for a day of stewardship as we clean up trash along the lower Lehigh River. Looking for kayak (or canoe) owners that would be willing to help out. Your help will be greatly appreciated! Must have own kayak or canoe and life vest. To register, contact Rick Wiltraut at 610-7462810 or Jacobsburg is located at 835 Jacobsburg Road, Wind Gap.

Monroe County Bible Clubs to Present Gospel Puppet Programs at West End Fair
Monroe County Bible Clubs of BCM International, will provide daily Gospel Puppet programs from August 25th through 31st at the West End Fair in Gilbert. Located news the midfield entrance Gate #2, and the amusement rides, the organization will have its red and black puppet stage inside its large white tent. During each day, the 35 Gospel puppets will be represented in 8 Christian Life Story Plays, with titles like Smiles, Queen For A Day and Frightening Fourth. The main puppets, Miss Dewey and Mr. Huey, will be interviewed. Occasional Gospel songs will be sung by Micah with his Gospel Piano, beside Charlie and Stanley the Hampsters. Jim Ecker of Stroudsburg, as the current BCM International Missionary, will be the director. Local area puppeteers will be assisting him. Free helpful Christian literature, bible postcards, Gospel pens, pencils and Little Bible Booklets will be available in the tent.

(NAPSI)Kitchens are becoming more than just a place to cook: According to the Research Institute for Cooking and Kitchen Intelligence, most families spend an average of 175 hours in the kitchen every monthcooking, entertaining, working and spending time together. Organizing your kitchen to meet your specific needs can make the time you spend there more enjoyable. Start by writing down how you use your kitchen and make a list of any inconveniences you notice. For example: a pile of shoes under the breakfast bar, stacks of mail on the kitchen table or no room for cookbooks. Once you have a better understanding of your needs, you can design a system that solves your organization and storage problems. Tackle your list one item at a time. For example: Keep shoes out of the kitchen by placing a shoe organizer near the most commonly used entrance. Minimize mail clutter by creating a kitchen command center or keeping a mail organizer on the counter. Display cookbooks on shelves with decorative bookends. If you have an open floor plan or frequently entertain, you know people tend to congregate in the kitchen. Make family members and guests comfortable

by providing plenty of seating. A built-in banquette maximizes seating around a kitchen table and provides a comfy place for guests to socialize while you cook. Even if you have a small kitchen, a rolling island can be a helpful addition. Use it during dinner parties as a buffet or as a bar with an ice bucket, glasses and an assortment of cocktails. Keep cooking from turning into a chore by organizing your pantry and cabinets. For example, store pot holders, spatulas, measuring cups and spices near the stove. Cups should be kept in the cabinet closest to your refrigerator and plates and bowls near the dishwasher. If you

have a pantry, invest in a storage system that maximizes space. A system such as ClosetMaid Shelf Track has adjustable shelving, making room for items of various sizes. The system can also be customized with wire drawers, excellent for storing extra dishtowels or bulky produce. A good rule of thumb is to store

frequently used items between shoulder and knee height. As the role of the kitchen expands, it is becoming more important to maximize storage space to accommodate the needs of family and friends. For more information on how to solve storage and organization dilemmas, visit or call (800) 874-0008.

Leck Veterinary Hospital is pleased to announce and sponsor the second annual Blue Valley Farm Show Pet Photo Contest for 2013.

The Farm Show Committee will generously donate 25% of money collected to this local adoption and rescue organization, from money received through the Voting Process at the Pet Photo Contest. Rules for the event can be found in the Blue Valley Farm Show circular. Our hospital, along with many other local merchants, is thrilled to help our community raise money for the event so we can ensure the future growth and success of our local farm show. Participants can look forward to cash premiums, prizes

Courtesy of Leck Veterinary Hospital, W. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl 610-863-3111

and additional place awards thanks to the donations from the businesses listed on page 85 of the show circular. Camp Papillon members will be on hand from 5pm to 8pm to answer any of your adoption questions, hand out applications for foster homes and encourage the voting process at the photo board. There will be two photo boards on display this year, thus doubling the amount of entries. One penny equals one vote; vote as often as you like and vote for as many photos as you like. There is a $100 cash first prize; $50 for second; $25 for third; and all entrants will receive a ribbon thanking them for their participation. Now its up to you! Get your camera, snap a photo, and enter the contest. Space is limited. Help us help the farm show, local folks, and a worthy cause for pets. See you at the fair!

The 90th Reunion of the Peter Phillip Hahn family will be celebrated on Sunday, August 25th, at the Bushkill Township Fire Company Social Hall, 155 Firehouse Lane, Nazareth, starting at noon. The program will feature a fun and interactive Family Folk Music performance by Dave Fry. Other activities include a cake walk, games, prizes, crafts for the kids, family pictures, and updating family genealogy. A catered meal will be topped off with homemade Hahn desserts. Bring the entire family to enjoy this fun Sunday afternoon to meet and greet your Hahn relatives. Genealogy updates will be available for purchase. Contact Stephanie Anthony at 610-863-4138 or Neil Stackhouse at 610-8635825 for more information.

The Bangor High School Class of 1947 has planned their 66th reunion on September 12th at the New Williams Restaurant, 3630 William Penn Highway, Easton. For more information and reservations, please call Thelma at 610588-7142 by August 31st.

(NAPSI)There could be good news for many of the estimated 40 million people age 65 and over in the country today. They can expect to have a longer, happier and healthier retirement experience if they are exercising their minds, bodies and spirits. Exercise not only helps increase bone density and functional abilities, it can improve mental and emotional health, support a sense of purpose and provide opportunity for socialization. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking every week and muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week. Residents in Brookdale retirement communities across the nation enjoy Brookdale Fitness B-Fit, a unique program that aims to maximize seniors functional abilities. The classes have residents perform exercises that incorporate

components of tai chi, brain-challenging movements and meditative relaxation. Offered at least three days a week, the Brookdale program is based on the latest guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine. The new guidelines include cardiovascular, resistance training, flexibility and neuromotor components of exercise. The neuromotor aspect includes tai chi movements as a way to improve balance and reduce falls, explained Kevin ONeil, M.D., Brookdales Chief Medical Officer. Resident Martha Jean Wells praises the program. It helps both physically and mentally. Plus, there is something everyone can do. Im 84, and there are ladies older than me who are participating. Each class can be customized to meet the needs of each resident, regardless of their challenges. Its one of several Signature Programs by the leading owner and operator of senior living communi-

ties. Others include Optimum Life Health Talks, educational opportunities for residents to learn about health and wellness topics from nurses or therapists; The Ageless Spirit, a program that provides opportunities for residents to explore the role of spirituality in their individual lives, health and overall wellbeing; and My Life Story, a reminiscence and writing program that helps residents share their life story with loved ones. Through its Innovative Senior Care program, the company also offers a range of outpatient therapy, home health, personalized living and hospice services. For more information, visit

(NAPSI)Life can become a high-wire act as people age. Unfortunately, many are reluctant to ask for help when it comes to receiving the care and support they need. One of the best ways for older Americans and their caregivers to establish a sense of empowerment about aging is to create a personal safety net. Woven from relationships between home, family, friends, a primary care physician, community, and public and private services, a safety net can help older adults better manage their increasing health needs. Many of us would rather not admit we need help. But as we age, we

shouldnt have to face challenges alone and we dont have to, said Rhonda Randall, D.O., a geriatrician and chief medical officer at UnitedHealthcare, a business dedicated to helping people live healthier lives. Here are a few tips for older adultsand those who care for themthat can help build a comprehensive safety net to maximize their health and longevity: Mend any frayed relationships with family and friends whose support is needed. Talk openly and honestly about aging and the different ways they can help. Take advantage of community resources, including neighbors and

volunteers from places of worship, civic associations and social organizations. Include public and private organizations in the net. The vital services they provide can take the strain off family, friends and loved ones. See your primary care physician to maintain good health and prevent illness. Create a plan so that all parties involved in the net understand the roles they play and who they can lean on for support when needed. If you care for an older adult now, you should know that tools and resources are available. To learn more, visit WhatIsSolutionsForCar

Forty Two teams were defeated by Little Creek Bar-B-Cue when they took 12th place overall at the Foothills Country Fair BBQ Bash in Cleveland, Tennessee recently. They also ranked an impressive 5th in chicken and 6th in pork at the competition. The 723-mile trip to TN paid off for husband-and-wife team Rich and Kim Green on July 27th, when their team name was called to accept awards for their barbecue. The recent competition also helped Little Creek's 2013 Kansas City Barbeque Society rankings. As of July 30th there were 2,161 KCBS teams. The Green's rank pretty

high on the totem poll, placing 676th in brisket, 442nd in pork, 420th in chicken, and 233rd in ribs, ranking them 448th overall. Out of 2,161 teams, the numbers standing behind Little Creek Bar-B-Cue speak for themselves. Rich and Kim will soon be venturing to Medford, New York for the Sam's Club Series barbecue competition. For more information on Little Creek Bar-BCue, visit

www.littlecreekbarbcue, where you'll find details on the restaurant and how you can invite Rich and Kim to cater your next event with a pig roast or custom buffet. For more on the KCBS, visit Little Creek Bar-B-Cue is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11am to 8pm; Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm; and Sunday from noon to 7pm. Pick-up orders can be placed in advance by calling 610-588-3831.

Meghan Pensyl has been named to the Deans List at The George Washington University for the Spring, 2013 semester. Meghan will be spending her junior year

abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Meghan is a 2011 graduate of Bangor Area High School and the daughter of Jay and Jan Pensyl of Mt. Bethel.

This past summer Powerhouse Praise Band started with Friendship day at Bangor Church of The Nazarene. On August 1st through 3rd, they traveled to upstate New York to Camp Taconic for several days of maintenance work around the camp and then did a concert of praise for family camp. Then on August 4th, they traveled into Flushing (Queens) New York and ministered at Flushing First Church of The Nazarene. On August 24th, beginning at 6pm at Weona Park in Pen Argyl, as part of the bands summer music ministry, they will be presenting a

concert of praise with the message of redemption threaded through it. There will be lots of praise and worship music, some dramas, the message of redemption, encouragment, prayer, and a finale of some powerful songs of celebration. So come on out and

bring your family and friends, bring your whole church or neighborhood, for an outdoor concert of praise, and enjoy the beautiful sound of Gods creation echoing back. You might even find yourself smiln, cryn, laughn, your hands clapn and feet tapn.

On Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 7pm, a Mass will be celebrated at St. Rochs Catholic Church, Second Street, West Bangor. August 16th is the Feast Day of the patron saint of the former St. Rochs Catholic Parish. The Reverend Monsignor Vincent P. York, Pastor of St. Elizabeths Catholic Church, Pen Argyl will be the celebrant. The Diocese of Allen-

town granted permission to offer a Mass at the closed church on the Feast Day each year at

St. Rochs. Permission has also been granted to have Funeral Masses at the

The Blue Valley Farm Show will be holding its 3rd Annual Talent Show on Wednesday, August 21st at 7pm, during the Annual Farm Show, August 20th through 24th. They are looking for contestants to show off their talents, whether it be singing, dancing, playing an instrument, juggling, comedy, or whatever!! All ages are invited to participate. First prize is $200; Second prize is $100; and Third prize is $50. Applications can be picked up at Bray's Newstand in Bangor, Horn's Outdoor in Mt. Bethel, by calling Tierney Jory at 610428-4895 or emailing her at The applications must be mailed back by August 19th. Even if you don't want to perform, please come out and support the talent in your community.

Blue Mountain Community Library Dine & Donate Fundraiser at Lone Star Steakhouse: 20 Kunkle Drive, Easton, PA on Wednesday, August 14 from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Lone Star will generously donate 15% of all receipts of diners who present a coupon. Anyone wishing to help the library with this fundraiser must have the coupon before they visit the restaurant; coupons will not be available

that night. Please consider participating in this fundraiser and stop into the Library on or before the 14th to pick up a coupon. The Blue Mountain Community library is located at 216 S. Robinson Ave. in Pen Argyl. Call Lisa at 610-863-3029 for more information. Slate Belt Heritage Center Annual Golf Tournament: Friday, August 16th, Shawnee Golf Resort. 4-Man Scramble with 8am

Start. FMI, Marc at 1-570-897-5459. Bangor/Roseto Presbyterian Parish Peach Festival: Friday, August 16th, 5pm to 8pm, Kennedy Drive, Behind Medic 9. Hot foods, desserts, salads, cake walk. Air-conditioned facility. FMI: Call Bonnie Price 610863-4402. Salvation Army Summer Carnival: Saturday, August 17th, 10am to 2pm; 301 W. Main Street, Pen Argyl. For more information, call 610-863-6677. 38th Annual Transue/Rustine Family Reunion: August 18th, 11am6pm at East Bangor Park. Business meeting at 1pm, this years theme is Red, White and Blue. Refreshments are served and families are reminded to bring a lunch and item for the cake raffle. FMI: Call Donna at 484-298-

0192 or Shirley at 484-661-7187. Lehigh Valley Unit of the American Cancer Society Look GoodFeel Better Makeover Workshop: Monday, August 19th at 6pm at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Cedar Crest. This free workshop teaches women with cancer how to understand and care for changes in their skin which may occur during treatment. Participants will receive a free make-up kit. Please call your American Cancer Society at 1-800-2272345 to register. The Friends of the Bangor Public Library "Like New/Gently Used" Book Sale: at the Blue Valley Farm Show from August 20th to the 24th. The sale will be held in the large gray building from 5:00 - 10:00 Tues. Friday and from 12:00 - 10:00 on Saturday which will be "Bag Day". Over 2000 books will be offered for sale and will range in price form .50 4.00. Books will be organized according to genre' and will include books for all ages. For

additional information contact Karen Brewer at 610-588-8615 or Janet Miller @ 610588-3434. Vacation Bible School at The Salvation Army: August 19th to 23rd, 9am to noon; 301 W. Main Street, Pen Argyl. FMI: Call 610-8636677. The Monroe County Historical Association 5th Annual Olde Time Fun: childrens activities on Saturday, August 31, 11am until 3pm in the backyard of the Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg. This event will coincide with StroudFest in downtown Stroudsburg. Rotary of the Slate Belt and The Slate Belt Heritage Center will be holding a Networking Mixer at the Heritage Center, 30 N. 1st St., Bangor, on Thursday September 5th. Meeting 6:30pm to 7pm open to the public followed by a mixer from 7pm to 9pm with tours. Admission is free. Camp Papillon Pet Adoption and Rescue Yard Sale: at Wash-

ington Pet Store, Blue Valley Drive, Bangor, on September 14th. They are in need of vendors and crafters. FMI: email Merchants Bank Walkers bus trip to New York: Sept. 15th. Leaving the Merchants Bank, 191 Branch at 9am and departing from New York at 6pm. FMI: contact Karen Campanaro at 610-588-9211 or Tracey Hower at 610-588-0981. Community Presbyterian Church in Mt. Bethel Craft Bazaar: Saturday, September 28th. To reserve space, call 570-8976766. Space is limited and will be on a first-come/first-served basis. Knife Show Easton, PA: Saturday & Sunday, September 28 and 29, Show hours: Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM; Sunday: 9 AM to 3 PM. Charles Chrin Community Center, 4100 Green Pond Road, Easton. Families First 11th Annual Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk: Saturday, October 5th, 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. To register call Race Chairperson, Phil Giaquinto at 610-7464436 or via email to giaquinto.phil@penarg

(NAPSI)The common cold is nothing to sneeze at. Americans in general suffer nearly a billion colds a year and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 22 million school days are lost each year due to colds. What You Can Do Fortunately, following a few simple tips can help boost your immunity: Include vitamin C: From citrus to broccoli, many fruits and vegetables offer high levels of this necessary nutrient.

Take a supplement: Multi-vitamins and probiotics can help you get more of what might be missing from your diet. Stay hydrated: Drinking extra fluidsespecially lots of waterhelps prevent dehydration caused by cold symptoms. Eat foods that are high in essential omega-3 fatty acids, such as chia seeds or ground flaxseeds. Sprinkle them on top of a salad or blend them into your favorite smoothie. If youve never had chia, try this Chia

Pudding recipe from Whole Foods Market. It can be a delicious way to introduce it to your diet. Chia Pudding cup chia seeds 2 cups unsweetened 365 Everyday Value almondmilk or soymilk teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons currants or chopped dried figs or dates (or fruit of choice) 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes Put chia seeds, almondmilk and vanilla in a 1-quart glass jar with a lid. Tighten the lid and shake well to thoroughly

combine. Or, stir together seeds, almondmilk and vanilla in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, stir well. Spoon into bowls and top with fruit and coconut. For further facts, tips and recipe ideas, visit www.WholeFoodsMark