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The Blue Mountain Community Library presented a program by local author, Jeffrey Finegan, who spoke about his

book, Colonel Washington and Me. Mr. Finegan discussed the life-long relationship of George Washington and his slave, William Lee, during the presentation on February 8th. The book is written from the perspective of Billy Lee, who became Washingtons slave in 1768 at age 16. Although Washington associated with kings and dignitaries, his most important relationship was with Lee, who also accompanied Washington through eight years of war, carrying Washingtons telescope. In 1799, Washington

wrote a will, freeing all his slaves upon his death, but Lee was given his freedom immediately. However, Lee

chose to remain at Mt. Vernon, Washingtons home, until Lees own death at age 67. Colonel Washington

and Me is a wonderful book, beautifully illustrated and full of interesting facts about our first president and the birth of the United States of America. It is a young-adult book, but one that can be enjoyed by adults, as well. The book is available to borrow at the library, located at 216 S. Robinson Ave. in Pen Argyl. Membership is free for all residents of the Pen Argyl School District and non-residents can join for a small annual fee. The library is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to noon, and Monday through Thursday, 6pm to 8pm. For more information, call Lisa at 610-863-3029 or visit bmcl.org.

The 2014 Pen Argyl Prom Committee will be jumping with fun, laughter and definite foolishness as Hypnotist Jason Christopher excites the audience with his hilarious Hypnosis show at the Wind Gap Middle School on Friday, March 28th at 7pm, with a show that is sure to sell out. During the show, ordinarily conservative audience members-and even those who arent conservative-will undergo a complete transformation. The actions that Jason puts them through are hilarious to the audience members, but to those on stage it becomes their reality. Of course the pandemonium is all great fun and will have the audience laughing nonstop from start to finish during the special appearance. What specifically happens all depends on Pittsburgh resident Jason Christopher and what he guides the volunteers through during this

special performance of The Jason Christopher Comedy Hypnosis Show. Jason Christopher, a graduate of the Stage Hypnosis Center in Litchfield Park, Arizona, said, Im excited with the opportunity of presenting my comedy hypnosis show for your community. During the show we will have fun and lots of laughs. It will be exciting and the show will involve a number of audience members. The individuals who volunteer for hypnosis are the ones who will have the most fun. Hypnosis shows are

very unique entertainment and have been called one of the greatest shows on earth. It combines the fun of total audience participation with the incredible abilities of the mind. You will laugh and applaud for your friends and family up on stage as you have never seen them before. For instance, the quietest introvert will often times become the greatest star. Jason said. Hypnotizing individuals is a process that begins with the volunteers approval; nobody can be hypnotized against their will.

The prom committee asked Jason who can be hypnotized. Every person that has a strong desire may be hypnotized. It may be worth mentioning nobody is ever forced to participate on stage. The traditional hypnotic show in the past was humor at the expense of audience members, but during my show I make the audience members the stars. I try to highlight and accentuate the talents and creativity of our volunteers. We do nothing to embarass them. I know this may disappoint a few individuals! In conclusion, Jason said, I hope to see everyone at the show, and oh yes, it is for real. If you have any doubts, join us and volunteer! For more information and tickets, call Miss Campbell in Room C104 at Pen Argyl High School, call 610-8631293, or visit www.hypnosistjason christopher.com.

The Blue Mountain Community Library is collecting nonperishable foods for St. Josephs Food Ministry of Wind Gap now through March 15th. Please bring food donations to the library, located at 216 S. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl. For more information, visit bmcl.org or call Lisa at 610-863-3029. Blue Valley Farm Show scholarship applications are now available. The scholarships are available to

those who are or have been a member of Northampton County 4-H Clubs. Two $500 scholarshipsare available for the 2015 school year. Applications must be received by March 31st. The scholarships will be presented during the annual Blue Valley Farm Show in August. For more infomation, contact Audrey Koehler at 610-498-3389. Kindergarten Registration at Plainfield Elementary School in Pen Argyl Area School

District will be held April 8th through 10th. Appointments are necessary, which are available by phone between the hours of 9am and 3:15pm, begining February 24th. Please note that calls before February 24th will not be accepted. Parents should schedule appointments by contacting the school at 610-746-4436. To be eligible for kindergarten for 2014, the child must be five years old on or before September 1st. Also, a copy of proof of immunization and the childs birth certificate must be presented at the time of registration for the school to keep on file. The Monroe Animal Leauge is offering a $500 scholarship to any high school senior in Monroe County who is planning to obtain a degree in the field of animal welfare (Humane Officer, Vet. Tech, Veterinarian, Shelter Management). You may obtain an application from any Monroe County high school guidance counseler. All applications must be submitted no later than April 30th. Please call, 570-4768444 with questions. The Slater Family Network is offering a

$2,000 scholarship for a graduating Bangor Area High School senior who plans on attending a trade/vocational school or college. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is involved in community service. Applications are in the High School Guidance office, Slater Family Network office or on the school district website under Parents drop down under SFN. Applications are due in the SFN office by Friday, April 12th. If you have any questions call 610-599-7019. Happy Birthday Wishes are sent to: Shawn Bartolocci, February 27th; Lisa Meixsell, February 29th; Amber Morris, March 2nd; Sara Weist, and James Trinkley, March 3rd; and Josh Montross, March 4th. We love hearing from you! Send your birthdays, anniversaries and tidbits of information to: The PRESS 1 Broadway Bangor, PA 18013 thepressmail@ gmail.com

Here is a list of the new items added to the collection of the Bangor Public Library during the week of February 13th to February 19th , 2014: Adult Fiction: Alcott, The Daring Ladies of Lowell; Bruns, Stuff to Spy For; Evanovich, The Chase; Evans, Spirit Horses; Larsen, Fly by Wire; Potts, In Their Blood; Powers, Conspiracy of Silence; Robb, Concealed in Death. Easy Fiction: Van

Allsburg, Zathura: A Space Adventure. Easy Reader NonFiction: Clarke, Pirates. Junior Fiction: Dickens, Usborne Illustrated Stories from Dickens; Usborne Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths; Grimm, Usborne Illustrated Grimms Fairy Tales; Newbery, Andies Moon; Newbery, Pollys March; Shakespeare, Usborne Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare.

By State Rep. Marcia Hahn

Forms for the states Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for tax year 2013 are now available. Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2013. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Eligibility income limits for homeowners are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits: $0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (Homeowners and renters). $8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (Homeowners and renters). $15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (Homeowners only). $18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (Homeowners only). You do not need to pay a private entity for assistance with this program. Copies of the

forms, as well as help with filing them, are available at my Nazareth district office at no cost. Applicants should be prepared to provide all the necessary income, property tax or rental information required to process claims quickly and accurately. Applications are due by Monday, June 30th. The Nazareth Area and Northampton Area school districts also have property tax rebate programs for district residents. The forms and additional information on the programs are available on at www. RepHahn.com, under Property Tax Relief on the left navigation bar. The Pen Argyl Area School District has its own rebate program. You must contact the district office at 610 863-3931 for forms and

further details. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of many initiatives supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery, which dedicates its proceeds to support programs for older Pennsylvanians.

Since the program began in 1971, $4.8 billion has been paid to qualified applicants. Questions about this or any legislative issue may be directed to my district office at 610 746-2100.

Belt Sr. Center, Blue Valley Farm Show Building, Bangor. Merchants Bank Workers are looking for craft vendors for upcoming annual craft show benefiting The American Cancer Society Relay for Life now thru April 5th. Call Karen at 610-5889211, Tracey at 610588-9268, or Brenda at 610-588-9262. Seussical the Musical: February 27th, 28th, & March 1st. Bangor Area High School, 5 Pts. Richmond Rd., Bangor. FMI & tickets, call 610-599-7011. Fun Fridays in February at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos, 940A Ann St., Stroudsburg. A Poetry Workshop with Jim E. will be held on February 21st at 6pm and Family Board Game Night on February 28th at 7pm. Donations are accepted. See uupoconos.org for more information. Jim Hummel on the Keyboard: February 27th, 12:15pm. Slate Blood Drive: March 2nd, 10am-3pm. Washington Twp. Fire Co., 920 Washington Blvd., Bangor. Call Trisha Boettinger 484-895-9365 for an appointment & visit giveapint.org to create a donor profile; use promo code 7246. East Bangor Methodist Church Pastie Sale: March 4th: Pickup will be at the Church, 136 W. Central Ave. at 3:30pm. Choices are beef w/ or w/o onion & broccoli cheese w/ or w/o onion. Call 610-588-1745 to order. Rescue Fire Co #1, 25 Cent Bingo: Saturday March 8th, 1:30pm, 1st Street Bangor. Children welcome with an adult. games start at 2pm, FMI: Call 610905-5393 Zumba Gold, 10am, Tuesdays for the month of March. Slate Belt Sr. Center, Blue Valley Farm Show Building, Bangor.

Free Meatloaf Dinner: Sunday, March 2nd, 4pm-6pm. East Bangor United Methodist Community Church, 136 W. Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East Bangor. FMI, call 610588-4453 or visit www.ebumc.org. Blood Drive: March 9th, 11am-4pm. Hope UCC, 2nd and Cherry St., Wind Gap. Boomer's Angels Dog Adoption Day: Sunday, March 9th, 11am-2pm., 1310 Blue Valley Dr./Rt 512, Pen Argyl. Meet some of the beautiful loving dogs for adoption! FMI, visit www.Boomers Angels. com, find them on Facebook, or call 570-3504977. Camp Papillon Adoption Day: Sunday, March 9th, 11am-3pm. Rt. 209, Brodheadsville. Come & meet the dogs, cats & critters for adoption! Why not fill out an online application & get pre-approved. Email adopt@camppapillon.or g, visit camppapillon.org or call 570-420-0450. 9th Annual Outdoor Sportsmens Harvest Celebration Dinner: Saturday, March 10th, Trinity Lutheran Church, 404 Broadway, Bangor. 6pm8:30pm. Traditional menu plus wild game dishes, special guest

comedian Brian Siegfried. Door prizes & raffles. Proceeds benefit local hunger appeal. Seating is limited, call 610-504-7886 or email tjmarino5@gmail.com for tickets. Boomer's Angels Dog Adoption Day: Sunday, March 30th. 11am-2pm, Rt. 209, Brodheadsville. Meet some of the beautiful loving dogsfor adoption. FMI, visit Boomers Angels.com, find them on Facebook, or call 570-350-4977. East Allen Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Bingo Featuring Vera Bradley: Sunday, March 30th, 11:30am 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd, Northampton. Space is limited & booking fast, so contact them to reserve your ticket. Bingo will start at 1pm. FMI & tickets, call 610-767-7140. Ladies Auxiliary of Mt. Bethel Fire Co. 19th Annual Spring Show: March 29th, 9am-3pm. Fire hall on Rt. 611 in Mt. Bethel. FMI, call 570-897-5308 or 570-234-6505.

(NAPSI)-To ensure you have a wellsupplied and child-safe medicine cabinet, Dr. Joshua Riff, Target Medical Director, has these helpful hints: Many minor illnesses and in-juries can be treated at home but when in doubt, call your physician. Check overthe-counter labels for warnings about drug interactions, side effects and pre-existing conditions and ask your doctor whether the

medications are safe for you. Storage and Cleanup: The location of your medicine cabinet is critical. It should have consistent room temperature and no direct sunlight. Hot and humid rooms can cause certain medications to break down. Consider a high shelf in the linen closet or a high cabinet to keep items out of children's reach. Clean your cabinet at least once a year to avoid

germs and spills. Discard medication that is expired or in damaged containers. To discard medication, grind up the pills and mix them with coffee grinds before putting them in the garbage. Your doctor's office may also discard them for you. Consider cleaning your parents' and grandparents' cabinet. Medication accidents are more common in the elderly, and eliminating old

medications and ensuring proper organization is an important step. Read Labels Clearly: Misreading medicine labels can lead to an accidental overdose. Be sure both the medication and prescription strength you get are the same as your doctor prescribed, especially with children's medication. If you have any questions you can ask your physician or pharmacist. Prescription bottles such as ClearRX, from

Target Pharmacy, make reading and understanding labels easy. With bigger type, the wide label provides room for cautionary information and color-coded ID rings for each family member to prevent mix-ups. An easily accessible patient information card and handy label magnifier are tucked behind each prescription label. For more information, visit www.target.com/ pharmacy. These are indeed sobering statistics. Fortunately there are treatment options available for aortic stenosis, which may help to extend and improve your quality of life. Therefore, it is important to recognize the symptoms. Visit www.NewHeart Valve.com to learn more about severe aortic stenosis and to locate a specialized Heart Team near you.

(NAPSI) "One day, my dad picked up the phone and I heard him breathing really hard on the other end," said Mary. "I asked him what was wrong and my dad said he was just out of breath these days. I knew something wasn't right." When her father, 80-year-old Conrad, a typically vibrant and active person, began to experience a marked decrease in energy, he didn't think anything of it until Mary pointed out his shortness of breath. Conrad thought his symptoms were the normal signs of aging, but he soon discovered they were actually caused by a problem with one of the valves in his heart. In your golden years, you've probably come to expect that your hair

will turn gray and that you may lose a step or two in your tango. But did you know that feeling extremely tired or short of breath may signal a deeper, underlying problem? Aortic stenosis may be the culprit. Up to 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from this progressive disease where the aortic valve in the heart narrows. This can be caused by a variety of reasons, including the buildup of calcium in the heart valve, a birth defect, rheumatic fever, or radiation therapy. Approximately 250,000 people suffer from the most severe form of aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis symptoms are often mistaken for signs of "normal"

aging and may cause you to experience the following: Chest pain or tightness Fatigue Shortness of breath Light-headedness, dizziness, and/or fainting Heart palpitations Swollen ankles and feet Difficulty walking short distances or exercising Sensations of a rapid fluttering heartbeat The need to sleep sitting upright instead of lying flat in bed Unable or unfit to engage in physical activities that you used to enjoy If you experience any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor right away as they may be signs of a serious health

issue. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association guidelines recommend treatment quickly once a person is diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis. Once people begin experiencing symptoms, studies indicate that up to 50 percent of those with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis will not survive more than an average of two years.

Hello fellow readers, This is getting silly; another 15 inches of snow followed by an icy wintery mix! John from Blairstown stopped while I was walking Ellie during the latest one-two punch and said, You get an A for effort! Thanks, John, I like to think of myself as an achiever but the truth is, Ellie encourages me to get out there. My bright yellow coat, black umbrella and matching Muck Boots may not be vogue, but hopefully visible to passersby. You look like the Morton Salt Girl, added John. Speaking of salt; theres a shortage of road salt, which means weve plowed through our anticipated need. Regular road salt is only effective from freezing to about 15 degrees. Below that, magnesium chloride or calcium chloride is added. Its the chloride ions that cause much of the environmental damage, dehydrating plants, killing small aquatic organisms and reducing

water circulation in lakes. What will all of the salt do to the road-side trees? asked Bridget of Stone Church. Late winter road salt is the most damaging to plants, according to Cornell University. Beginning early March, plants start breaking dormancy. Their roots begin absorbing nutrients and water from the soil for the soon-tocome leaves. Toxic chloride ions, which usually leach from soil rapidly, are most likely absorbed at this time. Avoid piling salt laden snow around plants. When choosing new plants, choose those that are salt tolerant if within 30 feet of where salt will be used (Rutgers University has a list). For existing plants, move the salt laden snow from the root zone as soon as the thaw begins. On young trees the root zone is about the width of the dripline of the branches. On older trees it can be twice as wide. Obviously be considerate where you move the snow. When temperatures rise above freezing, hose fresh water around the tree or shrubs to flush out the salt. With the shortage of road salt we better find alternatives for our ice skating rink. How about cat litter, sand, coffee grounds, cinders and prayers that Mother Nature is done messing around with Old Man Winter. Wait a minute, aren't we rated G? Garden dilemmas? askmarystone.com

(NAPSI)While the word organic typically demonstrates the commitment to an environmentally sound growing method for farmers, theres an increased interest in finding ways to live organically beyond just food choices. Its driven by the growing desire to make wise choices for the planet. Living an organic lifestyle not only offers something to people of all ages, it can be achieved in the kitchen, garden or even during an outdoor activity. Here are a few simple tips to start living an organic lifestyle: 1. Take small stepsTake the first step with your staple shopping ingredients. Consider

replacing conventional products one by one with organic alternatives. Make foods like fruits, vegetables, milk and meat your first priority. 2. Grow an organic gardenWhy not grow your own organic vegetables and herbs? Plants like tomatoes, peppers, onions, potatoes and cucumbers are easy to grow and can be easily maintained on a rooftop or patio garden. Plus, its a great way to teach kids where food comes from and how it grows. 3. Read the labelsLook for products with the Certified USDA Organic seal and read labels carefully to check out the main ingredients and any additives that

may be included. The first ingredients listed should be common names and easy to pronounce. 4. Pack an organic lunchboxSend your kids off to school each morning with a delicious, organic lunch. For example, Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butters and Fruit Spreads offer a variety of options and flavors to keep kids excited at lunchtime. To help round it out, the companys Fruit Sauces are a tasty, organic treat, with each 4-ounce sauce cup providing 100 percent of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) of vitamin C. As a pioneer organic brand born in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa

Cruz Organic is committed to providing delicious organic foods. Its offerings include more than 60 products ranging from fruit juices to peanut butter. All Santa Cruz Organic products are Certified USDA Organic and never contain artificial flavors. To learn more, visit www.santa cruzorganic.com.

( N A P S I ) Yo u r energy bills will be less likely to get you hot under the collar if you heed a few hints from the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy. 1. Install and set a programmable thermostat to save up to 10 percent on heating and cooling costs. 2. Use sunlight to your advantage. During the cold months, open your curtains during the day to let the sun shine in. During warmer months, use light-colored window shades or blinds to reflect heat back out. Using natural lighting can also reduce your need for artificial light. 3. Set your water heater to no higher than

120 degrees. Install low-flow showerheads or temperaturesensitive shower valves. 4. Choose energysaving lighting. Compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs yield as much as 75 percent energy savings and last six times longer. 5. Get an electronic power strip. Many chargers and other devices consume energy even when not in use. Plug them into the power strip and turn it off. 6. Arrange for annual heating and cooling system maintenance by a qualified technician. 7. Clean the air filters in your heating and

cooling system monthly and replace them as needed. Also, clean the vents, vacuum under the refrigerator and keep food from blocking the airflow. 8. Use Energy Star certified appliances and electronics. They use much less energy and water than standard models. For example, a new Amana dishwasher uses 35 percent less energy and 62 percent less water than older, conventional dishwashers. It has a heated dry function that whisks away moisture, drying dishes thoroughly and saving you time. Its Triple Filter wash system means theres no need to pre-rinse your dishes: The three filters remove food particles so you conserve energy and water and still get dishes clean. Then theres the

Amana Side-by-Side Refrigerator. With its large capacity, it uses 30 percent less energy than older models. It also dispenses filtered water and ice so you can save money not buying bottled water. 9. Plant trees that lose their leaves no closer than twice their height south of your house so theyll provide shade in summer but not block sunlight in winter. Other good places for trees are in Tanzania, Brazil and Indonesia, where they help reduce environmental destruction. Thats why, for every major appliance sold in the U.S., Amana will donate the cost of planting a tree. Learn more at www.amana.com/dish washers, www.amana .com/refrigerators and www.amana.com/conte nt.jsp?pageName=Tree s-For-The-Future.

( N A P S I ) T h e r e s actually some good news for those in need of a colonoscopy. New technology is offering patients more comfort when undergoing the test. It also potentially enables medical professionals to complete the exam in less time than when performed with existing equipment. Currently, there are over 12 million colonoscopies performed each year in the U.S. The demand is driven by the fact that colon cancer is the second-largest form of cancer and that early

detection through screening offers a better chance of beating the disease. One of the biggest challenges with colonoscopies is looping, where the colonoscope overlaps and causes patient discomfort and slows down the procedure. New Technology: ScopeGuide from Olympus is a new technology that assists physicians during a colonoscopy. It is designed to identify and mitigate loops, which can increase patient comfort and reduce

procedure time. The new technology shows an accurate 3-D reconstruction of the position and configuration of the endoscope position within the colon that is refreshed multiple times per second for real-time viewing. Physicians can now view the image provided by the device alongside the endoscopic image when they use it in conjunction with a monitor with picture-in-picture functionality. As a result, they only have to view a single monitor. Less Time And More

Comfort There is evidence that professionals in the field have a positive response to the technology. For example, when asked about his experience using the device, Steven Lichtenstein, D.O., Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Medical Director, Endoscopy/GI Lab at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, said that using it had decreased the time required for a colonoscopy and that he now uses it for every colonoscopy he performs.

Lichtenstein said, The efficiencies created by ScopeGuide include improved patient comfort and a more precise anatomical location for where your scope is at any point during the procedure.

ScopeGuide is an integral part of Evis Exera III, the Olympus endoscopy platform. For additional information, call 800-848-9024 or visit the website at www.olympusamerica.c om/scopeguide.

Gov. Tom Corbett has challenged state lawmakers to get a pension reform package to his desk by the end of the spring. Its a tall order, considering a massive unfunded liability of $47 million, the differing opinions about what the state should do and the complications of an election year. I think members recognize the need to do something. The problem is defining what that something is, said state Rep. Glen Grell, RCumberland. Talk about pension reform took center stage last week as lawmakers continued their appropriations hearings, with officials from the State Employees Retirement System and the Public School Employees Retirement System providing testimony. Pondering Pensions: Pennsylvania lawmakers believe there's an appetite for pension reform, but there's no exact idea of what it will look like yet. Pondering Pensions: Pennsylvania lawmakers believe theres an appetite for

By Andrew Staub

pension reform, but theres no exact idea of what it will look like yet. There have been plenty of suggestions to reform a pension system thats been underfunded for a decade. State Rep. William Adolph, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said theres an appetite to finish the task, as long as any increases in debt are balanced by long-term reform. How far well go with that, it all depends on how many votes we can get for it, said Adolph, R-Delaware. Corbetts proposed 2014-15 budget, which ups spending in an election year, already includes the deferral of $300 million in pension payments to buy some short-term financial relief. The governor wants to pair that with long-term reform to take the risk off of taxpayers. The cost of doing nothing is significant, and that cost is to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania, said Jay Pagni, Corbetts press secretary.

The General Assembly balked last year at Corbetts proposal to shift current workers and future hires to a 401(k)-style system, and most indications point to only new employees being affected should pension reform succeed this year. State Rep. Joe Markosek, D-Allegheny, serves as minority chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and said anything affecting current retirees is definitely off the table and he believes changes for current employees would be found unconstitutional. Some of these plans just compound the problem rather than help, Markosek said. Grell already has his own plan that would include using bonds to pay off pension debt. Some officials are squeamish, though, when it comes to piling on debt, while the administration seems more amenable to a hybrid plan put forth by state Rep. Mike Tobash, R-Schuylkil. For now, Markosek

believes pension reforms made in 2010 will eventually pay off, albeit perhaps with a little more anguish than what some folks would like. The same law, though, has led the state to face sharp annual pension costs increases, while also allowing the Legislature to artificially lower the states annual pension contributions. For now, almost twothirds of every new dollar of revenue is swallowed by pension obligations, highlighting the challenge facing Pennsylvanias elected officials. We have a lot of work to do, dont we? asked state Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Allegheny, during the budget hearing. Andrew Staub is a reporter for PA Independent and can be reached at Andrew @PAIndependent.com.

Michele Lee Strzelczyk and Jason Allan LaBar are pleased to announce their engagement. Michele is the daughter of Dorothy Strzelczyk. Jason is the son of Dallas and Carol LaBar, of Bangor. Father Nicholas Solak is officiating. The brides mother will be walking her down the isle, Denise Zarella, sister of the bride, will be her matron of honor and Debra Bond Fehnel will be her bridesmaid. Standing with the groom will be his father as his best man and his brother Dallas LaBar II. The flower girl and ring bearer will be the brides niece and nephew, Gianna and Anthony Zarrella. The couple has planned a wedding for October 18th, at the Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Church in Stroudsburg. The Couple resides in Bangor.

Pocono Raceway announced recently they have simplified the way fans will find their Grandstands seats while attending NASCAR and INDYCAR events at The Tricky Triangle. This announcement comes one year after the Raceway introduced wayfinding signage throughout their facility. During this simplification process, the actual location of previously purchased and/or available grandstand tickets will not change. The grandstands have been split into three towers with Petty Tower, named after inaugural NASCAR race winner and NASCAR Hall of

Famer Richard Petty, France Tower, named after the founding father of NASCAR, Bill France, Sr., and Donohue Tower, named after inaugural open-wheel race winner, Mark Donohue. The grandstands have also been divided into three levels starting with a lower, 100-level closest to the racing action on the track, moving to the 200-level in the middle of the grandstands and to the highest, 300-level with shaded seating and optimal views of the entire Raceway. One of the biggest issues we have had over the years was getting fans inside the track, through the gates and, eventually, to their

seats, said Pocono Raceway President and CEO Brandon Igdalsky. Phase one of this wayfinding project began last year with new signs both inside and outside the facility. As part of the second phase, we will simplify the way our grandstand seating is arranged. The best part about this change is nothing really changes for the fan. Seats have not been moved and the prices of tickets stay the same. The only difference now, it will be easier to find your seats. Especially, if you are a first time fan. Historically, grandstand sections were assigned an alpha-numeric name. Now, grandstand sections will more simply be referred to by number. For example, section N-24 will now be referred to as section 146 and section S-22 will now be referred to as section 101. The easiest way to follow this new logic is keep in mind high section numbers are located closer to Turn

three and decrease, in order, as they move across the grandstands in race direction towards turn one. For instance, using the 100 Level as an example, section 146 is located closest to turn three in the Petty Tower, while section 101 is located closest to turn one in the Donohue Tower. Accordingly, section 123 is located at the start/finish line in the France Tower. The 200 and 300 levels follow this same logic, so, sections 201 and 301 are closest to turn one in the Donohue Tower. The new seating map, depicting the changes mentioned, and more information regarding this simplification process can be found at www.poconoraceway.c om/2014seats. Fans may also call bout these changes to 1800-722-3929 or by reaching out to us via Facebook at www.facebook.com/po conoraceway and Twitter @poconoraceway.

(NAPSI)The Soviet Underground by Archival Magazine presents the exciting story of a Soviet subculture that nurtured freedom and individuality under totalitarian control in the arts. Even for the people who lived within this period of time, it always seemed absolutely frantic, without any logic, as a kind of mental hospital in a way; it was crazy, recollects Irina Prokharova, owner of the prestigious New Literary Observer (NLO). It is my mission as a publisher to publish the books of Grisha Bruskin and other artists, writers that belonged to this nonconformist culture, because I think it is absolutely necessary to

write a different history of Russian culture, states Prokharova. Featuring the Pushkin Museum, the Russian Museum, MAMM and the New Literary Observer, Archival Magazine shows the remarkable social phenomena that broke the parameters between official and unofficial art. We had different approaches, but differ-

ent approaches to the same object. And this object was a dying empire, remembers

Boris Orlov, Russian Nonconformist artist. Focusing on social sciences including the visual and performing arts, political and economic theory, and anthropology, Archival Magazine celebrates the gravity of art and age. Look for the launch of Archival Magazine at www.archivalmagazin e.com. Membership is free. Rent or purchase films and television series, and read fascinating blog articles. Archival Magazine

produces film, television, and written content for theatrical and television release and Web distribution.

Look for Archival Magazines The Soviet Underground at www.archivalmagazine. com, coming soon.

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Coming Coming Soon!!! Soon!!! Main Main St.Market's St.Market's Famous Famous One One Day Day Meat Meat Sale Sale Thursday Thursday March March 13th. 13th.