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June Jones, Education Chair

of the Bangor Womens Club
(GFWC) awarded $500
scholarships to Bangor Area
High School graduates Zoe
Kallus and Erin Snyder at the
May meeting.
Zoe, daughter of Darcy and
Craig Kallus, graduated as
valedictorian from BAHS
with a GPA of 104.28. She
was president of National
Honor Society, Vice President of Student Government
Association, and Treasurer of
French Honor Society. She
has taken part in two mission
trips with the sports ministry
organization Push The Rock,
during the summers of 2013
and 2014. She will be attend-

ing
Wheaton College in
Wheaton, Illinois with a
double major in applied
mathematics and economics
in the fall.
Erin, daughter of Joseph
and Beth Snyder of Bangor,
was a member of the BAHS
Band and Pit Orchesta and
was the piano accompanist
for the school choir. She is a
dancer and assistant at Miss
Julie's Dance Studio. She is a
Sunday School assistant and
pianist at Grace United Methodist Church. Her plans are
to attend Moravian College
with a major in Biology in the
fall. She hopes to become a
researcher to study mental
illness and diseases.

Portland
Community
Yard Sale Daze will be held
on June 27th from 8am to
2pm, rain or shine. Vendors
are still needed. For more
information, call or text
Stephanie Steele at 610216-6716, Cindy Fish at
973-600-7120, or email port
landboroughpa@gmail.com.
PA will have a free fishing
day on July 4th for anyone
from any state. No fishing
license needed.
Bangor Area High School
Class of 1966 is seeking the
addresses of the following
classmates: Sondra Buskirk
Baier, Patty Pysher Bennett,
Debbie Hughes Bush, Patricia
Crowley,
Richard
Danner, Glenda Dunk, Diana
Galatiota, Susan Rising
DeBord, Tom Kittle, Jim
LaBarre, Bob Mack, Charlene Pasqualino, Rita Danner
Riley, Linda Repsher Silvius,
Linda Meixsell Yeakel and
Mikael Turner. Anyone with
information can contact

Karen Brewer at 610-5888615.
The BAHS Alumni Association is collecting used
musical instruments to be
donated
to
Bangor’s
elementary band program.
The instruments will be used
as loaners for students who
cannot afford them. For more
information, call 610-5885198.
The Slate Belt Heritage
Center Oral History Project is seeking Slate Belt
senior citizens who would
like to be interviewed. If
you know of anyone who has
a story, contact Marc Blau at
570-897-5459.
The Blue Mountain Community Library will once
again be managing the
Wind Gap Middle School
Summer Reading Program.
All students entering grades
four through eight are
required to read three books
over the summer, as well as
complete a writing assignment on a non-fiction book.
This book may be from the
list of books given by the

school or from any book on
the non-fiction shelves in the
library. The books will be
available in the library June
15th until August 15th. In
order to borrow books,
children must have a library
membership.
For those
needing to open a membership, an adult with a valid PA
driver’s license must accompany the student. Membership is free to all residents
living in the Pen Argyl
School District. Blue Mountain Community Library is
located at 216 South Robinson Avenue in Pen Argyl.
Hours are Monday through
Saturday, 10am to noon, and
Monday through Thursday,
6pm to 8pm. For more information, call 610-863-3029 or
visit www.bmcl.org.
St. John’s Cemetery is
seeking donations to help
with the upkeep of the cemetery, roadways and monuments. They are also exploring the idea of adding a Community Columbarium near
the mosoleum. Donations
can be sent to: Carol
Hummel c/o St. John’s Cemetery, 136 Messinger Street,
Bangor, PA 18013.

The Catherine Dickson
Hofman Library will be
holding a Bookface Photo
Contest now through June
30th. Line up body parts so
that they match a book cover
image. Take a picture and
drop it off at the library by
June 30th. You can vote for
your favorite during the
month of July when photos
will be exhibited in the
library’s showcase. Ribbons
will be awarded.
The First Presbyterian
Church of Blairstown
invites all children to Move,
Act, Care, Follow, and
Share at G-Force: God’s
Love in Action Vacation
Bible School. August 3rd
through August 7th from
9am until 11:30am at the
Outreach Center, 35 Main
Street (next to the Blairstown
Post Office). For more information, call 908-459-9068 or
visit FPCBNJ.org.
Register your children
now for Blairstown Recreation Summer Day Camp.
Summer Day Camp is for

pre-schoolers ages four and
five (age four by October 1st,
2014) and for boys and girls
currently in grades K through
six. The day camp offers
weeks
of
socialization,
events,
crazy
contests,
games, Tidal Wave Tuesdays, arts and crafts and
more. Summer Camp will be
held Monday through Friday,
June 29th through July 10th,
from 9am to noon at Blairstown Elementary School.
Registration is accepted at
the recreation office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
8am to 1pm, or by mail-in or
drop-off box. For fees and
more information, visit
blairstown-nj.org and click
on Recreation, or call 908362-6663, ext. 232.
Knights of Columbus
Assembly #3125 of Blairstown is holding their
annual flag sale for three
feet by five feet nylon USA
flags with deluxe embroidered stars and sewn stripes.
Donation per flag is $20. Call
908-362-9121 for pickup.
Warren County Community Senior Centers will be
featuring exercise classes,
including Tai Chi and
Zumba Gold, guest speakers and activities. Lunch is
served Monday through
Friday and transportation is
available upon request. For
more
information
and
locations, call 908-475-6591.
Public Notice: In accordance with the “Adequate
Notice” provision of the
Open Public Meetings Act,
please be advised that the
2015 meeting schedule for
the Warren County Mental
Health Board is as follows:
August 18th, September
15th, October 20th, November 17th and December 15th
at 5pm. Meetings will be held
in rooms 123A and B at
Warren County Community
College, located at 475 Rt. 57
in Washington.
Deer Valley Sportsmen’s
Association of Blairstown is
looking for land to lease in
the Blairstown, Hardwick,
Knowlton, Hope, Frelinghuysen, Stillwater or White
Twp. areas. All members
belong to the National Rifle
Association and hunt-alongs
are done before new members are voted into this association. Several of the
association’s properties are
semi-wild and licensed by
the State of NJ Division of
Fish and Wildlife. They stock
phesants, partridge and
sometimes quail. All leased
property is posted and
trespassers are vigorously
prosecuted. If you own prop-

erty, either wooded or fileds
with brushy cover, and would
like to speak with someone
about leasing the property,
please
contact
Robert
McDowell at 973-948-4001;
James Guild Jr. at 973-8759266; Timothy Cussen at
908-637-4408; Brian Rosemeier at 908-362-6598; or
James Craig at 908-2785149. The association is a
rounded group including
doctors, lawyers, police,
contractors,
farmers,
a
former director of Fish and
Game, and they are wellknown and respected in the
Blairstown area.
Public Notice: In accordance with the “Adequate
Notice” provision of the
Open Public Meetings Act,
please be advised that the
2015 meeting schedule for
the
Warren
County
LACA/DA is as follows:
August 11th, October 13th
and December 8th at 5pm.
Meetings will be held in
Meeting Room A--located on
the first floor--at Warren
County
Department
of
Human Services, located at 1
Shotwell Drive in Belvidere.

Public Notice: In accordance with the “Adequate
Notice” provision of the
Open Public Meetings Act,
please be advised that the
2015 meeting schedule for
the Warren County Transportation Advisory Council is as
follows: July 9th (location
TBD), September 10th and
November 12th at 1:30pm.
Meetings will be held in the
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Meeting Room at the
Wayne Dumont Jr. Adminisration Building, located at
165 Co. Rt. 519 South in
Belvidere.
Public Notice: In accordance with the “Adequate
Notice” provision of the
Open Public Meetings Act,
please be advised that the
2015 meeting schedule for
the Warren County Human
Services Advisory Council is
as follows: July 28th,
September 22nd and November 24th (location TBD) at
1:30pm. Meetings will be
held in the Freeholder Meeting Room at the Wayne
Dumont Jr. Adminisration
Building, located at 165 Co.
Rt. 519 South in Belvidere.

Adult Fiction: Baldacci,
David:
Memory
Man;
Hawkins, Paula: The Girl On
The
Train;
Macomber,
Debbie: A Real Prince;
Palmer, Michael: Trauma;
Patterson, James: Maximum
Ride
Forever;
Quick,
Amanda: The Third Circle;
Garden Of Lies; Shriver,
Lionel: We Need To Talk
About Kevin; Smiley, Jane:
Early Warning; Sparks,
Nicholas: The Notebook;
Thayer, Nancy: The Guest
Cottage; White, Karen: The
Sound Of Glass.
Adult Non Fiction: Fisher,
David: Bill O’reillys Legends
And Lies; Mccullough,
David: The Wright Brothers;
Shubin, Neil: Your Inner
Fish.
Young Adult Fiction: Noel,
Alyson: Blue Moon; Pike,
Aprilynne: Wings.
Junior
Non
Fiction:

Sidman, Joyce: Winter Bees
And Other Poems Of The
Cold.
Easy Fiction: Brown, Peter:
My Teacher Is A Monster;
Holub, Joan: Little Red Writing.
Audio Books Fiction:
Blehm, Eric: Fearless The
Undaunted Courage And
Ultimate Sacrifice Of Navy
Seal Team Six.
Audio Books Non Fiction:
Denver, Rorke: Damn Few;
Sileo, Tom: Brothers Forever,
The Enduring Bond Between
A Marine And A Navy Seal.
DVDs: The Best Of Me;
Call The Midwife Season 4;
Command Performance; The
Contract; Fifty Shades Of
Grey; The Hobbit: The Battle
Of The Five Armies; The
Maze Runner; Ncis: Season 1;
No Way Out; Prenatal Yoga;
Rfk; Rookie Blue Season 1;
Slingshot; Still Alice;

Women who are pregnant
with their first child can now
receive regular visits from a
nurse in the privacy of their
own home through the Nurse
Family Partnership program
offered by Project SelfSufficiency. Eligible, firsttime mothers of all ages are
paired with a nurse who visits
them throughout the pregnancy and up until the child’s
second birthday. The voluntary program, which was
started in upstate New York
in the 1970s, has been
adopted in 42 states, and was
recently launched in Sussex,
Warren and Hunterdon Counties in New Jersey. The
initiative is one of three
different home visitation
programs for young mothers
which is provided by Project
Self-Sufficiency to families
in northwestern NJ.
The visiting nurses provide
support, education and counseling on health, behavioral
and self-sufficiency issues.
“Our goal is to improve
pregnancy outcomes, and to
assist parents with improving
early childhood development, while helping the
family to move towards
economic self-sufficiency,”
said Deborah Berry-Toon,
Executive Director of Project
Self-Sufficiency. “All of the
home visitation programs
offered by Project SelfSufficiency are designed to
empower mothers to be the
best parents they can be.”
Nurse Family Partnership
(NFP) is one the most rigorously tested programs of its
kind. Mothers and children
who have participated in the
program have consistently

The Blairstown Enhancement Committee, in a joint
effort with the State Department of Environmental
Protection, Division of Parks
and Forestry, State Park
Service, will begin efforts to
rescue the Cedar Lake Horse
Farm, a legendary farm
located in the lovely Township of Blairstown in Warren
County, New Jersey.
The farm, purchased by the
state about 15 years ago, has
long suffered from neglect
due to inadequate funding, as
have many other State Parks
and Historic sites. Future
State funding continues to
look bleak.
Termed a “special event
day,” the State Park Service
and volunteers from the community will begin to revitalize the facility. Repair of
fencing, painting of the main
barn, removal of brush, and

demonstrated significantly
improved prenatal health,
fewer subsequent pregnancies, increased maternal
employment, improved child
school readiness, reduced
involvement in crime, and
less child abuse, neglect and
injuries.
A large part of each visit
with the client is spent on
counseling.
Nurse Beth
Caraballo has met regularly
with Nurse Family Partnership client Gina Babagallo,
22, for several months.
While pregnant with her now
three-month-old son, Rosario, Babagallo completed her
senior year of college at
Montclair University and
prepared for life with a
newborn. Babagallo recently

graduated with her class and
is now searching for employment in the field of television
production.
Her fiancé,
Ricardo, also completed his
college coursework and is
currently employed.
Babagallo’s
pregnancy
came as a surprise.
“I was not ready for it.
People said that I was too
young and that it was not the
right time in my life. Now I
know that I can get through
it. Beth is someone I can talk
to about all the things that I
am going through. She is an
unbiased third party.”
She has worked out her
short-term and long-term
goals as a result of her
participation in the home
visitation program.

“I hope to have a job that I
am happy with and that
allows me to support my
family. I would recommend
this program because it
helped me get through a
tough time, and it was especially helpful in dealing with
the medical information, the
pregnancy and coping with
having a baby while trying to
get through school.”
Carballo
enthusiastically
supports her client’s progress.
“I am always so impressed
when I visit Gina. Just trying
to be a new mom is difficult
enough without the added
stress of trying to graduate
from college. Gina is a motivated, inspiring girl who has
a bright future ahead of her.
She and her family are really
doing well.”
Project Self-Sufficiency
provides an array of services
aimed primarily at lowincome families. Programs
include career guidance,
computer training, help with
obtaining a GED, parenting
skills classes, legal assistance and education, financial
workshops,
health
education, childcare and
family activities.
The
agency offers help around
the holidays, formal dresses
during prom season, and
assistance with emergency
basic needs, such as food and
clothing to its participants.
Most services are free and
many are open to the public.
For more about the NurseFamily Partnership or any
other programs offered at
Project Self-Sufficiency, call
973-940-3500,
or
visit
projectselfsufficiency.org.

general cleanup will be
jointly undertaken.
The special event will be
held on June 27th (rain date
will be June 28th) beginning
at 8am and ending at 4pm.
Lunch will be provided and a
pool party will be held at the
conclusion of the day. Cedar
Lake Farm is located at 16
Cedar Lake Road in Blairstown. Volunteers are more
than welcome and may
obtain further information by
calling 908-362-6786.
The BEC is a group of
volunteers committed to
making the Blairstown area

an even better place to live,
visit and do business. In
collaboration
with
its
residents, business owners,
township, schools and other

stakeholders, the committee’s
goal is to create a thriving
economy, while preserving
the character and charm of
the area.

A Flag Day Retirement
ceremony sponsored by The
American Legion, Carl D.
Archer Post 528 of White
Township was held at the
White Twp. Elementary
School on June 11th with the
entire school in attendance.
Commander Milly Rice, had
organized the ceremony with
the assistance of the school
staff/teachers.
The ceremony was not only
a retirement ceremony, but
included a lesson about the 13
original colonies, which the
stripes on the flag represent.
The fifth grade students were
asked to do a poster showing
each state and what its
import/export products were,
as well as other facts about it.
A special thanks to Ms. Erika
Wawzyanick for working
with me and doing this as a
social studies project.

The flag that was retired had
flown over the courthouse in
Belvidere and was 10 feet by
15ft. The entire sixth grade
class was asked to hold the
flag as the stripes were cut
and burned after each fifth
grade student read about their
colony.
On behalf of the members of
Post 528 who participatedLeo Becker, Al Martin, Ernie
Maso, Charlie Rothenbeck-I
would like to thank everyone
for their participation, especially the Mountain Lake Fire
Co. for standing by with a
truck while we performed our
flag
disposal
burning
ceremony. A sincere thanks
to our members who passed
out flags to all students,
helped with the flag disposal
and to Charlie for bringing
the barrel used as our burning
receptacle.

dr1069@aol.com.
Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co.
Carnival: June 24th-26th.
6-11pm; June 27th, 5-11pm.
St. Matthews Church Grove,
Grove Rd., Kunkletown.
Splashdance: June 26th,
7:30pm-9:30pm.
Bangor
pool. Open to teens who will
be entering 7th, 8th &9th
grades. Rain date June 27th.
FMI, contact Debbie Smith at
bangorparkboard@gmail.co
m or 610-751-7692.
Annual
Chicken
BBQ
Fundraiser: June 27th,
1-7pm. Blooming Grove Vol.
Firehouse, 484 Rt. 739, Lords
Valley (Hawley). FMI, call
570-775-7355.
13th Annual Swing in the
Park: June 27th, 6:30pm.
Weona Park, Rt. 512, Pen
Argyl.
Portland Community Town
Wide Yard Sales: June
27th, 8am-2pm. FMI, call
Cindy at 973-600-7120,
Stephanie at 610-216-6716 or
e-mail
portlandborough
pa@gmail.com. Yard Sale
Daze benefits the Portland
community, the annual tree
lighting & more.
2nd Annual Bow Wow Bike
Jam & Poker Run: June
27th, 11am. 25 Lappawinzo
Rd., Northampton. Registration from 11am-1pm, ride
starts 1pm. Benefits Safe
Haven Dog Rescue in
Blakeslee and Peaceable
Kingdom in Whitehall. Tickets can be purchased at 2022
Main St., Northampton or by
calling 610-573-0161. Pets
welcome. Volunteers needed.
FMI, visit www.bowwow
bikejam.com, call Dave at
610-573-0161
or
email

3rd Annual Community
Yard Sale: June 28th, 8am.
1310 Blue Valley Drive, Pen
Argyl. Cash only. Benefit
Boomer's Angels Animal
Rescue & Care. FMI, visit
boomersangels.com or Face
book.com/BoomersAngel.
Hobby Fair: June 28th,
1-4pm.
Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church, 2445 Lake
Minsi Dr., Bangor.
West End Car Show: June
28th, 8am-3pm. West End
Fair Grounds, Rt. 209,
Gilbert.
East Bangor UMCC Adult
Study: Mondays, 7pm. June
29th-August 17th. 136 W.
Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East
Bangor. Based on “The Political Teachings of Jesus,” by
Tod Lindberg. There will not
be class on July 20th or 27th.
FMI, call 610-588-4453 or
visit ebumc.org.
Safe Haven Dog Adoption:
July 5th, 11am-3pm. Rt 209,
Brodheadsville. FMI, visit
SafeHavenPa.org,
email
SafeHaven@epix.net or join
Safe Haven PA on Facebook.
Wind Gap Summer Sounds:
July 5th, 6pm. Wind Gap
Park. Benny & Loofers.
East Bangor UMCC presents soloist Sue Hamblin:
July 7th, 9:10am. 136 W.
Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East
Bangor. FMI, call 610-5884453 or visit ebumc.org.
Free Pasta Buffet Dinner:
July 7th, 4-6pm. 136 W.
Central Ave. (Rt. 512), East
Bangor. FMI, call 610-5884453 or visit ebumc.org.
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur
Radio Club Meeting: July

9th,
7:30pm. Bethlehem
Twp. Comm. Center, 2900
Farmersville Rd., Bethlehem.
Program: “Everyday Engineering & Better Living for
It.” FMI, visit www.dlarc.org
or call 610-432-8286.
Liberty Fire Co. Carnival:
July 9th-11th.
Wind
Gap
American
Legion Post 725 Golf
Outing: July 25th, 9am.
Benefits Homeless Vets.
Must register by July 11th.
Church Bazaar: July 10th
& 11th, 8am-2pm. 1st UMC.
19 W. W. St., Wind Gap.
Bake sale, household goods,
electronics, clothing.
Rosary: July 11th, 9am. Our
Lady of Good Council
Church, 436 S. 2nd St,
Bangor.
Camp Papillon Adoption
Day: July 12th, 11am2:30pm. Rt. 209, Brodheadsville. FMI, email volunteer
@camppapillon.org,
visit
www.camppapillon.org
or
call 570-420-0450.
Marine Corps. League
Northampton Co. Detachment 298 Meeting: July
15th, 7pm. 1621 Lehigh St.,
Easton. All active duty &
honorably
discharged
Marines welcome. FMI,
email
jimmineousmc
@rcn.com.
Wind Gap Summer Sounds:
July 19th, 6pm. Desire.
Wind Gap Park.
Tatamy Historical Society
Car Show: July 26th,
9:30am-2:30pm. Broad St.,
Tatamy. Pre-registration by
July 17th. Rain Date September 27th. FMI or to enter, call
610-258-3380,
610-7596268, 610-258-3832 or email
jduel@rcn.com.
Safe Haven Pet Rescue
Adoption Day: July 19th,
11am-3pm. Rt. 940, Mt
Pocono. FMI, visit Safe
HavenPa.org, email Safe
Haven@epix.net or like Safe

Haven on Facebook.
Vacation Bible School: June
21st-June 25th, 6pm-8pm.
East Bangor Park, Park Ave,
E. Bangor. Sponsor: Bangor
Church of the Nazarene.
FMI, call 610-588-6929.
122nd Annual Big Time
Celebration: July 22nd25th. Religious Procession,
July 26th.
2nd Ward Annual Carnival: July 30th-August 1st,
6:30pm-10:30pm. 517 S.
Northampton St., Bangor.
Bingo, Games, Food, and
much more.
Annual
Homecoming
Bazaar: August 7th & 8th,
5pm. Our Lady of Victory R.
C. Church, Tannersville.
Event will be held rain or
shine.
Movie Night: August 8th,
dusk. Bangor Park. A Bug's
Life. FMI, contact Debbie
Smith at bangorparkboard
@gmail.com or 610-7517692 .
Wind Gap Summer Sounds:
August 2nd, 6pm. Wind Gap
Park. Headliners.
Wind Gap Summer Sounds:
August 16th, 6pm. Wind
Gap Park. Daisy Jugs.

Magic Show: June 24,th
6:30pm. Warren Co. Library,
2 Shotwell Dr., Belvidere.
FMI or to sign up, visit
warrenlib.org.
Houdini My Hero Magic
Show: June 24th, 3:30pm.
Catherine Dickson Hofman
Library, 4 Lambert Rd., Blairstown. FMI, call 908-3628335.
Fandom Friday: June 26th
3pm. Catherine Dickson
Hofman Library, 4 Lambert
Rd., Blairstown. Snacks
provided. Registration req’d.
Ages 11 & up. FMI, call 908362-8335.

Super Heroes – Every Hero
Has A Story w/ Science
tellers: June 27th, 11am.
Catherine Dickson Hofman
Library, 4 Lambert Rd., Blairstown. FMI, call 908-3628335.
Walpack
Historical
Society's Meeting: June
28th, 1pm. Walpack M.E.
Church, Walpack Center,
Sussex Co. FMI, call 973948-4903 or visit www.
walpackhistory.org.
Hardwick Seniors & the
Hardwick Historical Society
Welcome Tea: June 28th,
1pm-4pm. Historical Vass
House, 97 Stillwater Rd.,
Hardwick. All local residents
invited to attend & be
informed of the society &
seniors activities & goals.
11th Hour Rescue 10th
Birthday Bash: June 28th,
11am-5pm. Historic Waterloo Village, Waterloo Rd.,
Bryam. Rain or shine.
Vendors, tricky tray, 50/50,
music, food, & more.FMI,
visit www.ehrdogs.org.
Children’s Gazebo Concert
ft. Cracked Walnuts: June
29th, 10am. Catherine Dickson Hofman Library, 4 Lambert Rd., Blairstown. FMI,
call 908-362-8335.

Free Church of Blairstown.
NORWESCAP Child &
Family Resource Service
Information Session: July
7th, 6:30-8:30pm. 84 Park
Ave., Suite E104, Flemington.
FMI, call 908-782-8183.
Vacation Bible School: July
13th-17th, 9am-noon. Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown. 11 Lambert Rd., Blairstown. Ages 4 yrs. old - 6th
grade children. Pre-register at
www.efcbnj.org or register
on July 13th. FMI, call 908362-8979.
Children's Farm Camp:
July 13th-July 17th, 9amnoon.
The
Community
Supported Garden at Genesis
Farm, 41B Silver Lake Rd.,
Blairstown. Ages 5-12. FMI,
call 908 362-7486 or email
csgardeninfo@gmail.com.
Phillipsburg Area Summer
Youth Theatre Day Camp:
July 13th-August 1st, 9am2pm, M-Th. Mulan, Jr. Ages
6-14. Lopatcong Middle
School. FMI & registration,
visit pasyt.org.
Phillipsburg Area Summer
Youth Theatre presents
42nd Street: July 23rd25th, 7:30pm & July 26th,
2pm. Phillipsburg HS auditorium. FMI, visit payst.org

Heroes, Magic & Books
Magic Show: June 29th,
2pm. Catherine Dickson
Hofman Library, 4 Lambert
Rd., Blairstown. FMI, call
908-362-8335.

Blairstown Seniors Bus
Trip: July 29th. Sign up June
30th, 1pm in Town Hall. FMI,
call Mickey at 908-362-8919.

Internet Safety for Parents:
June 29th, 6pm. Warren Co.
Library Headquarters Branch,
2 Shotwell Dr., Belvidere.
Learn how to keep your kids
safe on the internet. Register
at warrenlib.org.

Knowlton
Presbyterian
Church Vacation Bible
School: July 13th-17th,
6pm-8:15pm. 3 Knowlton
Rd, Knowlton. Grades PreK6th. FMI or to register, call
Bethany Summers at 908459-4221 or email bethany
petvet@centurylink.net.

Birds of Prey: June 30th,
7pm. Catherine Dickson
Hofman Library, 4 Lambert
Rd., Blairstown. FMI, call
908-362-8335.
Lawn Concert: July 4th,
7pm. Music by NWRHS
sponsored by Evangelical

Free Barn Concert: July
25th, 6pm. Rain or shine.
Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead, Knowlton. Open air
seating. Bohemian String
Quartet. FMI, visit www.ram
saysburg.org.
Free Parenting Workshops: July 1st-August
12th, 6pm-8pm. 127 Mill St.,
Newton. For families with
children ages 0-10. FMI, call
973-940-3500,
or
visit
projectselfsufficiency.
Vacation Bible School:
August 17th-21st, 9amnoon. Walnut Valley UMC, 4
Vail Rd., Columbia. Registration is now open for
children ages 3-11 at
vacationbibleschool.com/nort
hwarrenvbs. Sign up by July
31st for a free gift!

Encouraging residents and
visitors to get outside, enjoy
the fresh air, and explore
nearby parks and open
spaces, the Warren County,
NJ Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized June as
National Great Outdoors
Month. Aimed at connecting
families with the outdoors,
National Great Outdoors
Month includes National
Trails Day, National Fishing
and Boating Week, the Great
American Backyard Campout, and National Get
Outdoors Day.
“The Freeholders deserve
special thanks for recognizing the importance of our
great outdoors,” said Corey
Tierney, Director of Land
Preservation and Administrator to the Warren County
Board of Recreation Commissioners. “Proclamations
like these from across the
country reflect the nationwide attention being given to
the economic benefits of
recreation and tourism, the
health benefits from such
activities, and of course the
environmental benefits of
conservation,” he explained.
Freeholder Director Edward
J. Smith noted the board is
issuing the proclamation just
after the annual Warren Preservation Day event, which he
attended at Allamuchy’s
historic Rutherfurd Hall. “It
was a showcase of Warren
County’s assets,” Smith said,
adding the County will
continue to promote those
parks, open space lands, trails
and historic sites for all to
enjoy.
Warren County is fortunate
to have so much state and
federal parkland as well as
“our own open space that
we’ve been working on for

the past 25 years,” Freeholder
Richard
D.
Gardner
remarked. “We’ve had a great
group of people working on
that endeavor” on the Board
of Recreation Commissioners, Morris Canal Committee,
county departments, and in
the volunteer organizations
that assist in preservation
work, he said.
Freeholder Jason J. Sarnoski
noted the harsh winter kept
his family, like many others,
indoors, and “Come the nice
weather, we’ve really looked
forward to getting out.” He
added that June is the perfect
month to get out and enjoy
the trails and other recreational properties, noting that
every municipality in Warren
County has something.
In their Proclamation, the
Freeholders emphasize that,
“Warren County’s open
space, historic sites, and
other public lands offer a
wide variety of affordable
opportunities
for
our
residents to get outside to
watch wildlife, climb mountains, learn about nature, hike
trails, paddle streams, and go
fishing and hunting, as well
as experience history.”
Warren County boasts more
than 46,000 acres of federal,
state, county, and municipal
parkland for residents to
explore. The largest and most
popular destination is the
Delaware
Water
Gap
National Recreation Area,
which, spanning both sides of
the river, consists of 70,000plus acres.
There are also numerous
popular State Parks and
Forests
within
Warren
County. In addition, Warren
County itself owns and maintains nearly 2,000 acres of
parkland and miles more

trails for the public to enjoy.
County sites include the
White Lake, Marble Hill, and
Oxford Mountain Natural
Resource Areas, as well as
the Warren-Highlands Trail
and the Morris Canal
Greenway’s Port Warren,
Bread Lock, Port Murray, and
Florence Kuipers parks.
“Over the past few years, we
have been actively improving
these areas with the help of
the New Jersey Youth Corps,
the Highlands Community
Service Project, and many
other invaluable volunteers,”
offered Tierney. “With their
assistance, we have been
building
parking
areas,
installing kiosks and signs,
making maps, and blazing
miles of new trails for
residents and visitors to come
and enjoy.”
Michael Helbing, Chairman
of the Warren County Board
of Recreation Commissioners
and
founder
of
the
Metrotrails hiking club,
accepted the proclamation on
behalf the county’s many
volunteers and outdoors
enthusiasts. By leading local
hikes and aiming to be the
first person to walk around
the perimeter of NJ, Helbing
is a passionate advocate for
protecting and enjoying great
outdoors. “The best way to
promote our many public
open spaces is through the
development of a system of
simple trails, which provide
basic public access, thereby
justifying their existence. We
then promote these places
through public hikes to raise
awareness,” Helbing said.
According to reports by the
Outdoor Recreation Association, every year Americans
spend $646 billion on
outdoor recreation nationwide. The Association also
reports that outdoor recreation in NJ alone generates
$17.8 billion in consumer
spending
and
directly
supports 158,000 jobs.
“Warren County really has a
lot to offer in the way of
recreation and I want to thank
our volunteers, the NJ Youth
Corps, our Board of Recreation Commissioners and the
Freeholders for encouraging
both residents and visitors to
take advantage of these great
public spaces,” Tierney said.
For more information on the
recreational offerings in
Warren County, contact the
Land Preservation Department at 908-453-2650 and
check out The Warren
County Health and Recreation Partnership at face
book.com/explorewarren.

Thank you, Susan Price,
former Blairstown Twp.
Committee Member!
As members of the long lost,
“Silent Majority,” we would
like to publicly thank Susan
Price, our former Blairstown
Township
Committee
Member for her service these
past 18 months. Her resignation is a loss to our community.
Mrs. Price took each vote
awarded her with a sincere
sense of responsibility and

purpose.
We campaigned and voted
for her, knowing that if
elected, Susan would pursue
this commitment with due
diligence. Mrs. Price did not
disappoint. Susan took on the
issues voluntarily challenging the status quo with township issues such as the
budget, township insurance
costs,
water
company
concerns, disability housing
and worked closely with
Blair Academy in preliminary discussions regarding
the township sewer project.
She brought about spirited
debates when warranted,

asking questions and wanting
answers to those inquiries.
She was well prepared for her
meetings and it certainly
showed. Susan was not a seat
warmer or rubber stamper;
she voted each and every
time with the Blairstown tax
payer in mind.
Hopefully in the months
ahead, Susan Price’s voice
will be heard once again,
espousing the true republican
constitutional conservative
Christian values that has
named her a Patriot of our
time.
Respectfully,
Alphons & Patricia Gunther

Members of the DelawareLehigh Amateur Radio Club
will be participating in the
national Amateur Radio
Field Day 24 hour exercise
on June 27th into the 28th at
Louise Moore Park, located
at Country Club Road, off
Hecktown Road, in Easton,
PA. This event is open to the
public and all are encouraged
to attend.
Since 1933, ham radio
operators
across
North
America have established
temporary ham radio stations
in public locations during
Field Day to showcase the
science and skill of Amateur
Radio. For over 100 years,
Amateur Radio, sometimes
called ham radio,
has
allowed people from all
walks of life to experiment
with electronics and communications techniques, as well
as provide a free public
service to their communities
during a disaster, all without
needing a cell phone or the

By Jennifer Lively

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia
believe early onset binge
drinking negatively affects
psychological development.
If you started drinking before

Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to
work reliably under any
conditions from almost any
location and create an independent
communications
network. Over 45,000 people
from thousands of locations
participated in Field Day in
2014.
“It’s easy for anyone to pick
up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with
no knowledge of how the
devices function or connect
to each other,” said Sean
Kutzko of the American
Radio Relay League, the
national association for
Amateur Radio. “But if
there’s an interruption of
service or you’re out of
range of a cell tower, you
have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions
completely independent of
the Internet or cell phone
infrastructure, can interface
with tablets or smartphones,

and can be set up almost
anywhere in minutes. That’s
the beauty of Amateur Radio
during a communications
outage.”
“Hams can literally throw a
wire in a tree for an antenna,
connect it to a batterypowered transmitter and
communicate
halfway
around the world,” Kutzko
added. “Hams do this by
using a layer of Earth’s
atmosphere as a sort of
mirror for radio waves. In
today’s electronic do-ityourself environment, ham
radio remains one of the best
ways for people to learn
about electronics, physics,
meteorology and numerous
other scientific disciplines,
and is a huge asset to any
community during disasters
if the standard communication infrastructure goes
down.”
Anyone may become a
licensed Amateur Radio
operator. There are over

725,000 licensed hams in the
United States, as young as
five and as old as 100, and
with clubs such as the
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur
Radio Club, it’s easy for
anybody to get involved
right here in the local and
surrounding areas. Anyone
between the ages of eight to
80 plus who are interested in
radio communication for
emergency
preparedness,
and/or Amateur Radio as a
casual hobby, are invited to
attend this event and see the
process in action. A dedicated radio station will be
available if anyone wishes to
make radio transmission.
This is permitted when the
activity is guided and overseen by an FCC licensed
Amateur Radio Operator.
For more information about
Field Day and/or Amateur
Radio,
email
ke3aw@
arrl.net, call 610-432-8286,
or visit www.arrl.org/whatis-ham-radio and dlarc.org.

you were old enough to drink
legally and you have developed into a heavy drinker,
chances are your ability to
make decisions has been
impaired. The longer that
you have been binge drink-

ing, the more your decisionmaking skills may have been
affected. A four-year study
of 200 college students found
that those who drink heavily
and started drinking at an
early age demonstrate poor

decision-making skills, just
like
long-term,
chronic
alcoholics. For more information on addiction help call
610-452-9348 or visit the
Clean Slate office at 100 S.
1st Street in Bangor, PA.

The Friends of the Bangor
Public Library will host
“Lunch with the Author” on
Sunday, June 28th at 1pm.
Featured author Rebecca
Long will be their guest.
Rebecca will be introducing
her book: Transition Nutrition: the Easy, Sustainable
Way to Change Your Diet
and the Reasons Why You
Should Change Now.
At age 26, Rebecca suffered
a stroke, most likely the
result of prescribed drugs.
Doctors gave her little hope
and no answers. She realized
that help would ultimately be
found outside of traditional
medicine or a least beyound
the education of conventional
physicians. Nutrition was the
key!
As a health coach and
founder of Healthy Nutrition
Knowledge, she's deeply
passionate about teaching,
inspiring, and helping others
with nutrition goals and
finding healthy alternatives
to pharmaceuticals. Her tips
have been featured in a
monthly
column.
Meet
Rebecca and stay in the know
about her upcoming events.
The event is free and open
to the public, however, regis-

tration is recommended by
calling the library at 610588-4136. The Bangor Public
Library is located at 39 South
Main Street, Bangor, PA.
For more information,
contact Karen Brewer at
610-588-8615.

By Mike Baird, State of the
Arc Welding

On June 17th, the Pennsylvania House Health Committee took the first step toward
empowering working Pennsylvanians to fulfill their own
“American Dream” by unanimously advancing legislation
co-authored by State Reps.
Stephen
Bloom
(RCumberland) and Tom Murt
(R-Montgomery/Philadelphia).
House Bill 1164 would
reform the Commonwealth’s
child care benefits structure
in order to help families
retain temporary assistance,
while allowing them to earn
their way out of poverty.
Under current law, families
who earn more money eventually reach a so-called “benefits cliff” at which even a
slight increase in their
income makes them completely ineligible for services

worth substantially more than
the
potential
income
increase, thereby discouraging them from accepting
raises or working additional
hours.
“This all-or-nothing system
forces a parent to make a
choice between the best of
two bad situations,” Bloom
said. “The parent can accept a
raise and become completely
responsible for their child
care payments, which they
cannot afford, or they decline
the raise, remain able to
work, keep their children in
the same care and continue to
receive benefits. This forces
many parents to limit their
own earning potential to keep
their benefits in place, inadvertently launching cycles of
dependency.”
The proposed legislation

would address this issue by
increasing copayments as
parents
earn
additional
income. In addition, when
parents reach the current
benefits cliff, they would not
be cut off from services. As
they earn more money, their
responsibility for the cost of
services would increase until
their income can support it
entirely.
“In our attempt to help families in need, government
often crafts laws that have
unintended consequences,”
Murt said. “While I remain
committed to helping Pennsylvanians who are struggling to escape poverty, I am
just as committed to changing laws that dissuade
parents from finding private
sector employment due to
lost government benefits.”

In 2013, the House Majority
Policy Committee began its
Empowering Opportunities:
Gateways Out of Poverty
policy initiative, led by then
Majority Policy Chair, now
Majority Leader, Rep. Dave
Reed (R-Indiana). House Bill
1164 was co-introduced by
Bloom and Murt in response
to the committee’s findings.
The measure now heads to
the full House, where Reed
said it will be scheduled for a
vote next week.
“Government should never
withhold
people
from
becoming self-sufficient or
achieving their American
Dream,” Reed said. “Today’s
committee passage is a
positive step to change
government’s direction to
provide new pathways out of
poverty.”

Family and firends of the
late Dennis Strouse would
like to thank everyone who

participated in the bake sale
held recently to benefit “912”
Scholarship Fund in memory
of Dennis. Thank you to the
great bakers, the people who
came out to buy and the many
monetary
donations.
A

special thank you to Ace
Hardware in Capitol Plaza
and Main Street Market in
Bangor, PA for letting us use
your premises for the bake
sale. It was greatly appreciated. Congratulations to the

Bangor graduates, Brandon
DeFranco
and
Joshua
Williams, who were the
“912” scholarship recipients.
Thank you,
Family and friends of
Dennis Strouse

Hey, parents! Are you ready
to drop a ton of fun into your
child’s
summer?
Then
MEGA Sports Camp: Vacation Bible School is the right
choice for you. The First
United Methodist Church of
Bangor, located at 55 N. 3rd
Street in Bangor, PA, is offering kids between the ages of
three and 12 the chance to
learn and discover the Bible
through sports, all while

having fun! The camp will be
held at the Roseto Ball park,
and will run from July 13th
through 17th from 6pm to
8pm each night.
At MEGA Sports Camp:
VBS, kids will learn
character-building concepts
through sports and the Bible
as we work to bridge the
stories of modern day
athletes with those written in
God’s word. They will also

get a chance to exercise both
mind and body while participating in soccer drills and
activities. It doesn’t matter if
they’ve played all their life,
or if they’ve never played at
all. The camp will help boost
your child‘s confidence,
improving their skills and
self-esteem in a positive,
encouraging environment.
To round out this great experience, there will be snacks,

stories and songs to help
character-building
themes
take hold in kids’ hearts, and
more importantly, kids will
have the opportunity to
discover God’s great love for
them.
For more information or to
pre-register, contact Nancy at
610-588-HOPE (4673) or
visit
firstumcbangor.com.
Registration will be held at
5:45pm on July 13th.

My name is Mike Baird, and
since 2002 I have owned
State of the Arc Welding and
Fabricating based in Bangor,
PA. Once a month I shall
share some of my thoughts
and challenges I encounter as
a welder, fabricator and
owner of a small manufacturing business.
To start, I’ve been wondering exactly what it means to
run a small business in 21st
Century America. For me,
this means thinking about
craftsmanship and what place
that holds in this age of
shrinking budgets, aggressive deadlines, and breakneck technological advances.
Is there still room for people
who rely on their talent and
passion to build things? I
believe there can if you stick
to a few set rules.
First and foremost, you
must have a love for your
craft and have a genuine
passion for it. In my case,
that’s welding. Always keep
learning your craft. Take the
time to learn from the people
who have years of service

under their belts.
Pay close attention to
details. Even if they seem
unimportant, the small things
can save lives later on down
the line.
Last but not least, don’t just
hang up your welding helmet
at 5pm. A true craftsman lives
their craft. The hours spent
alone perfecting your craft in
the garage are invaluable.
At State of the Arc, the
balance between getting
every job out the door on
time, on budget and done to
the highest possible standards
is something we strive for
every day. We fabricate a lot
of pieces that are ultimately
utilized on some of the most
dangerous job sites on earth:
oil rigs, volatile gas factories
or saw mills. The quality of a
weld can mean the difference
between life and death for the
workers. As a result, I have a
“nothing leaves the shop
unless it’s 100 percent
perfect” policy.
Inspecting every piece for
weld strength and any
mistakes ensures the highest
quality. For me, staying true
to the ideals ensures a
balanced business in today’s
volatile climate.

Recognizing that one size
does not fit all, St. Luke’s has
aligned advanced breast
screening
technologies
together with St. Luke’s
Individualized Breast Screening Program, to provide a
fast, dependable diagnosis
and reduce the amount of
unnecessary return visits and
biopsies.
“With all of the resources
our network has to offer, we
can provide the screening
option that best addresses a
patient’s individual risk
factors and breast density,”
says Joseph Russo, MD,
Section Chief of Women’s
Imaging, St. Luke’s University Health Network. “Breast
ultrasound, breast MRI, or
3D
mammography
(tomosynthesis) may serve as
an effective supplement to
mammography. A combination of carefully chosen
screening exams may lead to
a significant increase in
cancer detection rate while
reducing the need for a return
visit or an unnecessary breast
biopsy.”
Throughout its network, St.
Luke’s combines the latest
advances in breast imaging
from GE healthcare with 14
convenient
screening
locations and experienced
breast radiologists. This
includes the region’s lowest
dose 3D mammography
system and automated breast
ultrasound, state-of-the-art
breast imaging technologies
appropriate for women with
dense breast tissue.
St. Luke’s also tailors breast
screening for each woman,
applying the most comprehensive risk assessment tool
available today, the TyrerCuzick model, according to
Dr. Russo. “The tool takes
breast density and genetic
and non-genetic risk factors
into account,” he says.
3D Mammography and

SensorySuite® at St. Luke’s
West End Medical Center
Among the St. Luke’s
Women’s Imaging Center
locations is the West End
Medical Center in Allentown, home to the region’s
lowest dose 3D mammography
system

GE’s
SenoClaire® breast tomosynthesis and also the new
SensorySuite®.
The 3D technology uses a
low-dose, short X-ray sweep
around
the
compressed
breast.
This
imaging
technique is designed to
separate the tissues and to
reduce the overlapping of
structures, which represents a
limiting factor in standard 2D
mammography. GE’s SensorySuite innovates breast
screening by allowing a
woman to choose the envi-

ronmental ambiance she
prefers for her 2D or 3D
mammogram. The suite
stimulates a woman’s sense
of sight, sound and smell
simultaneously to reduce
worry or anxiety.
“Mammography exams can
be perceived as uncomfortable or even intimidating,”
Dr. Russo says. “As a result,
a quarter of all women avoid
mammograms out of fear.
The SensorySuite® was
designed to distract the
patient from the perceived
discomfort, pain and anxiety.”
St. Luke’s Regional Breast
Cancer Offers Diagnostic
Breast Care in a Comfortable
Setting
St. Luke's Regional Breast
Center, the first facility of its
kind in the region to provide
higher-level breast imaging
exclusively, has been designated a Center of Excellence
by the American College of
Radiology.
When
women
require
follow-up care, St. Luke's
Regional Breast Center in
Center Valley can offer diagnostic appointments the same
day. If needed, same-day
biopsy is often available.
Also, in an effort to help
patients relax, the Center
offers these services in a
serene, nurturing environment and features private,
spacious changing rooms
with Internet access.
Advanced imaging technol-

ogy offered at the Center
includes Automated Breast
Ultrasound (ABUS), which
was designed specifically and
approved by the FDA for
women with dense breast
tissue. ABUS can provide a
clearer, more accurate evaluation of dense breast tissue
and can be used to complement screening mammography. ABUS uses sound waves
¬– not radiation – to create
state-of-the-art 3D images of
the breast tissue.
For patients needing further
evaluation, the Regional
Breast Center has certified
breast health nurse navigators
to provide education and
support through the diagnostic exam, breast biopsy and
diagnosis. If surgery is
required, post-surgical and
follow-up care are also
provided.
“Still finding breast cancers
earlier all begins with breast
screening,
which
has
received a lot of criticism
lately despite its proven role
in saving lives.” Dr. Russo
says. “When we look back on
this time in future years, the
hallmark of this era should
not be that women stopped
getting mammograms, but
rather that this was a time
when “personalized” screening strategies and technologies – not available to their
mothers and grandmothers –
emerged as powerful weapons in the battle against
breast cancer.”

The Mt. Bethel/Portland
American Legion Post 216
would like to invite the
public to its annual Retirement of the Colors ceremony
on July 28th at 1pm at the
post home in Johnsonville,
Pennsylvania. This is a dignified tribute to the US flag and

its symbolism. The worn,
faded and torn flags must be
honorably
retired
from
service by burning to encourage proper respect for their
disposal.
Bring your disposal flags
with you. Refreshments will
be available at the ceremony.

On Thursday, July 2nd at
7pm, the Sussex County, NJ,
affiliate of the National
Alliance on Mental Illness
(NAMI) will host a presentation entitled “What about
me?” to discuss the emotional impact on children and
teens who have a sibling with
serious mental, behavioral,
or medical challenges. The
guest presenter will be Susan
Scheel, MS, LAC, NCC, a
therapist affiliated with the
Live Well Psychology Center
directed by Dr. Alexandra

Miller, Psy.D., in Sparta. Ms.
Scheel will welcome input
from the audience, especially
from parents of children with
challenges who also have
non-challenged children in
the family.
The program will be held at
Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond
Road in Newton, NJ. The
public is welcome to attend
free of charge, but children
under 18 should not attend
this program. For more information or directions, call
973-214-0632.

I would like to thank everyone for the help, cards, and
phone calls recieved during
my hospitalization. I greatly
appreciate
my
family,

The family of Richard
Rosenberry would like to
thank everyone for their love
and support during the loss of
our loved one, a wonderful
man who can never be
replaced.
We greatly appreciate all of

friends, neighbors and church
members, as well as my loyal
customers for everything
they did. It is nice to know
how kind people are when
you have problems.
Thank you,
Sherwin “Shirt” Williams

your kind words, flowers,
food and monetary donations.
A special thank you to Jack
Stenlake for his generosity
and support during Richard’s
illness and to officers Kaiser
and Lillis for their compassion.
Thank you very much for
your sympathy. It is greatly
appreciated,
Sincerely, Carolyn and Amy

Fifth-grader, Anna Smith of
Hackettstown, New Jersey
was honored recently by the
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey through
the award-winning Species on
the Edge Art & Essay
Contest. The contest drew
over 2,000 entries from across
the state.
This year’s ingenious group
of winners was honored at an
awards ceremony which was
hosted at the New Jersey
Education Association in
Trenton, New Jersey. The
contest was sponsored by
PSE&G, NJEA, GAF, Atlantic City Electric, Church and
Dwight, ShopRite and Six
Flags Great Adventure.

“The vibrant artwork and
passionate essays that we
received from fifth graders
across the state reveal just
how much these talented
children poured their hearts
into the Species on the Edge
contest,” said David Wheeler,
CWF Executive Director.
“We are so thrilled to help
connect the next generation of
New Jersey conservation
leaders with the natural world
around them. Through their
art and essays, all of us can
see the wonders of nature –
and the many challenges that
we must overcome to help
rare wildlife survive in our
densely populated state.”
Anna Smith and other

students were asked to draw a
picture of one of New Jersey’s
83 endangered and threatened
wildlife species and compose
an essay about how the animal
became endangered and what
can be done to help protect it.
Smith chose the Allegheny
Woodrat.
For more information, visit
conservewildlifenj.org/educat
ion/edge/.
Ridge and Valley Charter
School is a tuition-free public
school of choice open to any
New Jersey child from
kindergarten to 8th grade,
with a mission of ecological
literacy and sustainability.
Class groups average 15-17
students. Students pursue

integrated learning activities,
frequently outdoors on the
16-acre campus that includes
a sports field, meadows,
wetlands,
greenhouse,
outdoor vegetable gardens
and solar panels.
Ridge and Valley Charter
School is guided by the Core
Content Standards and operates under the authority and
supervision of the New Jersey
Department of Education.
The educational program
integrates
traditional
academic subjects into a
range of project-based learning
experiences—often
geared to a student’s specific
interests. Information is available at ridgeandvalley.org.

The Bangor Womens Club
(GFWC) in Bangor, PA held
their annual Spring Luncheon
on June 9th. President Judy
Piper welcomed members
and guests, gave the invocation and led the Pledge of
Allegiance. She thanked the

event planner, Luncheon
Chair Carol Akam. Past
presidents attending were
June Hess, Joyce Barilla,
Carolyn Smith, Deanna
Keyser and Virginia DePue.
Judy announced that the
monthly food donations to

PUMP (Portland Upper Mt.
Bethel Food Pantry) totaled
$833 worth of items.
Gloria Rice, Volunteer
Chair, announced that club
members performed 1600
hours of volunteer service to
the club and community. She
recognized the Club Volunteer of the Year, Carolyn
Smith and the Community
Volunteer of the Year, Judy
Piper.
Registration Chair, Anna
Drago recognized club members who had perfect attendance at the meetings this
year. They are June Hess,
Yvonne Humphreys, June
Jones, Deanna Keyser, Joyce
Parsons, Judith Piper, Gloria
Rice, Carolyn Smith, Lois

Stopp, Eleanor Waters, Heidi
Bates, Doris Bergen, Jean
Callie, Karen Bodine and
Marie Balson.
After lunch, the group was
entertained by Lorrie and
James Duet.
The duo
performed a medley of old
time favorites and had the
ladies up and dancing to the
lively music.
The Heirlooms, a quartet of club
members June Hess, Eileen
O'Brien, Clare Osmun and
Carolyn Smith sang to the
tune of “She'll be Coming
Round the Mountain,” a
birthday tribute to the ladies
of GFWC.
Fran Attinella, Pinochle
Marathon Chair, announced
this year’s Pinochle Marathon winners: first Carolyn
Smith, second June Jones,
and third Joyce Parsons.
Each was presented with a
monetary award and a deck
of cards.
Joyce Barilla, Bridge Marathon Chair, announced this
years
bridge
marathon
winners. First Heidi Bates,
second Marilyn Mehas, and
third Maria LaMagna. Each
was presented with a monetary award.
Anna Gruppo was recognized for her membership in
Bangor Womens Club and
she was wished well on her
upcoming move to Florida to
be near her family.
Ellen Prudenti, Second Vice
President, recognized the
leadership and dedication to
the club President Judy
Piper. Judy's willingness to
take a second term as president is greatly appreiciated
by the club.
Judy thanked all members
for their faithful service to
the club and all its fundraising activities.
It is this
loyalty that makes the club
so active in providing
support to the local community.

Emergency personnel in
Warren and Sussex County,
NJ teamed up to practice a
tactical response to a hazardous materials spill during a
drill sponsored by the
Frelinghuysen-Green Office
of Emergency Management.
Participants included the
Green Township Fire Department, Fredon Fire Department, Hope Fire Department,
Warren County Hazardous
Materials Team, AllamuchyGreen First Aid Squad, Lakeland First Aid Squad, and the
local Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT).
The effort simulated a
hazardous materials spill as a
result of a multi-vehicle
accident, fulfilling a state
mandate and testing the
effectiveness
of
the
township’s
newly-merged
Office of Emergency Management.
The two townships agreed
to merge their emergency
management departments in
January, following the passing of Green Township’s
former emergency management coordinator. The new
department is headed up by
Director Nick Pachnos, who
also serves as the head emergency management coordina-

tor
for
Frelinghuysen
residents, with Kenneth
Lang serving as the management coordinator for Green
Township. Two deputy coordinators are also assigned to
each municipality.
Jennifer Assante, Green

Township CERT Leader and
one of the deputies in the
Frelinghuysen Green Office
of Emergency Management,

described the role of the
CERT Team during the drill,
“The CERT team provides
assistance to the first
responders
in
whatever
capacity the need. It was a
good experience and it
enabled us to meet our goals
and work together across
county lines. This group is
entirely made up of volunteers and all of these groups
are looking for volunteers.
There are many ways to help
out in your community.”
In addition to the emergency
personnel and medical teams,
local children and members
of Boy Scout Troop 140 were
recruited
to
serve
as
“victims” of the hazardous
materials spill, gleefully
submitting to treatment
including
on-site
blood
pressure checks and detoxification.
For more information about
the Frelinghuysen Green
Office of Emergency Management,
visit
www.
facebook.com/pages/Freling
huysen-Green-Office-of-Emergency-Management or
www. frelinghuysen-nj.us.

Mark Sunday, July 12th on
your calendar and get your
tickets now for the next local
Hunting Heritage Banquet.
The Skylands Chapter of
the National Wild Turkey
Federation
(NWTF),
formerly known as the
Kittatinny Gobbler’s Chapter, will host their annual
banquet to raise money for
projects that conserve wildlife and preserve New Jersey
hunting heritage.
The event will begin at
3pm. There will also be silent
and live auctions for exclusive framed art, collectibles,
sculptures, home furnishings
and more.
Local and state NWTF
chapters host thousands of
similar events nationwide
each year to raise funds that
help conserve wildlife and
habitat, and introduce new
people to the outdoors. Many

families
enjoy
hunting
together and pass traditions
on from one generation to
another. Hunting is also
important for the health of
our nation’s wildlife and
habitat because hunters fund
the
NWTF’s
recently
launched the national Save
the Habitat, Save the Hunt
initiative. This plan will
increase habitat, huntable
land and hunters. Nationwide, each NWTF chapter
supports the initiative’s three
goals: create 1.5 million
hunters,
conserve
and
enhance four million acres of
wildlife habitat and open
500,000 acres of hunting
access in the next 10 years.
For information about the
Skylands Chapter’s Hunting
Heritage Banquet, contact
Cristina McGannon at 732740-1015 or email secretary
@nwtfskylandsnj.org.

Ciao Amici,
Growing up in the butcher
shop, many business theories
were taught by story telling,
real events that occurred and

passed on from generation to
generation. My grandparents
passed this story on to me,
but I have changed the names
because it really does not
matter.
We start our story in the
Italian American community
of Little Bari. There were a
few butcher shops in the
town. Two of them had an
agreement:
Mr.
Deluca
would make ring bologna for
Rossi,’s shop, but Rossi
would sell it under his own
label. Mr. Rossi would send
someone to Deluca’s smoke
house, which was located out
of the town to pick it up. Mr.
Deluca made excellent ring
bologna and sold it to Rossi
at wholesale so they could
both make a profit.
So as the story goes, one
day a customer went to
Rossi’s for the bologna.
“Sorry we are sold out,”

said Rossi. “Try DeLuca.”
So the customer went to
DeLuca’s and asked, “Do
you have ring bologna?”
“Yes I do!” DeLuca
responds.
“Well, I like Rossi’s better
(even though it is the same),
but I will have to settle for
yours this week.”
“Ok,” says DeLuca to the
customer, “keep on buying it
from Rossi then.”
A joke my dad would like to
say involved pork chops. A
customer goes into the
butcher shop and asks, “How
much are your pork chops?”
The Butcher says, “$4.99 a
lb.”
“$4.99 a pound!” exclaims
the customer. “At the butcher
shop across the street they
are only $3.29.”
“So why did you not buy
them there?” the butcher
asked.
“They are sold out,” says
the customer. “When I sell

out of pork chops I sell them
for $2.29 a lb.” bellows the
butcher.
Non aprire una macelleria
se non si conosce il sorriso
Do not open a butcher shop
unless you know how to
smile- Jewish Proverb
Con cordiali saluti,
Joe
“Growing up in the Butcher
Shop,” is available at the
shop or on our web page. To
receive menu specials and
our newsletter, join our mailing list at JDeFrancoAnd
Daughters.com, click on
mailing list and enter your
email. Send us your Roseto
stories, recipes and comments to portipasto@epix.
net or call 610-588-6991. J
DeFranco and Daughters is
located at 2173 W. Bangor
Rd., in Bangor, PA. Store
hours are 7am to 7pm, seven
days a week, with catering
available anytime or by
appointment.

The Pocono Garden Club
will present the Annual
Flower Show and Plant Sale
on Saturday, July 11th at
Stroudsburg Jr. High School,
located
at
Chipperfield
Drive, in Stroudsburg, PA.
This event will be open to
the public from 10am to
3pm. The theme for this
year’s show is “enchantment.” Floral design arrangements will be created to
depict Nursery Rhymes and
Fairy Tales, such as Snow
White, The Old Lady Who
Lived in a Shoe, Rock-ABye-Baby, Red Riding Hood
and many more.
Horticulture specimens that
are very popular with local
gardeners will be on display
for viewing. Specimens are
judged for their condition,
development and the culture
of each specimen. House
plants are also exhibited and
judged.

(NAPSI)—Here’s the buzz
when it comes to backyard
fun: Before you plan those
barbecues, pool parties and
bonfires, you need to transform your outdoors into a
great entertaining environment and stop insects from
making themselves at home.
To keep your backyard looking its best this season, try
these six tips:
1. Good gardening: Choose
a lively combination of colorful plants and flowers to
brighten your outdoor spaces
during the day and light them
at night to add drama. Try

The show will offer the
popular plant sale, along with
Chinese and silent auctions. A
new feature will include “The
Market Place” with garden
related items, a cut flower
market and a bake sale. There
will also be a chance to win a
basket valued at $200.

citronella plants and marigolds to naturally repel
mosquito populations and be
sure to eliminate standing
water as it attracts mosquitoes.
2. Check your equipment:
Make sure the lawn mower,
weed-whacker and the like
are primed and ready, blades
sharpened, tank refilled and
so on.
3. Rake it in. Get rid of last
year’s dead leaves and twigs
that can keep your lawn from
soaking up the sun. Consider
composting the debris.
4. Beating the pests: Fortu-

A People’s Choice Award
will be given to the best
“fairy garden.”
The public is encouraged to
participate. All entries must
be registered on July 10th,
between 9:30am and 11am.
Master Gardener, Pam Hubbard will give a presentation

on “fairy gardens” at 11am
and 1pm on July 11th.
The Pocono Garden Club’s
mission includes community
service activities, such as the
maintenance of the award
winning garden at the
Hughes Library and the Judy
Holtz Memorial Butterfly
Garden at the Monroe
County
Environmental
Education Center. The annual
Flower Show is the major
fundraiser, which provides
scholarships that vary, but
include educational activities
and regional programs which
promote the study of gardening, floral arts, conservation
of our forests and native
environments.
Anyone
interested
in
gardening
and/or
floral
design is welcome to submit
an entry on July 10th. All
entries will be judged. For
more information, call 570977-6131.

nately, protecting your yard
against insect-borne diseases
such as chikungunya, West
Nile virus and Eastern equine
encephalitis (EEE) does not
have to be a challenge, nor
does it have to involve chemical sprays. Instead, you can
use environmentally friendly
solutions to keep bugs at bay
while enjoying the outdoors.
For example, Dynatrap
insect traps can provide relief
from mosquitoes, biting flies
and other flying bugs without
pesticides. Since they come in
a variety of styles and
finishes, you can even find

one to match your deck decor.
5. Grilling idea: Clean the
grill after each use to save
yourself time and trouble
when you want to fire it up for
your next get-together. That
will also help keep bugs from
hovering on the deck.
6. Deck design: Your
outdoor space can make or
break your backyard, so be
sure it reflects your style and
makes a statement. Keep in
mind the primary use of your
outdoor space and remember
to think about mosquito
control as it relates to the size
of your yard. Position the
insect trap where it will draw
bugs away from where you
spend most of your time.

Hello, fellow readers!
Nancy of Fredon, New
Jersey wrote, “Hi there,
gardening guru. I have a
problem that seems to be an
issue every year. My annual
flowers do not do well in my
perennial beds. They grow
slowly or not at all and turn
yellow. The same plants in a
planter do just fine and my
perennials are all growing
well. Is it the soil pH? Am I
under or overwatering?
Help!”
First I must say, I hardly
consider myself a gardening
guru. Rather, a work-inprogress student of the earth.
We are learning from each
other, after all, beyond the
lessons of the garden! Generally annuals prefer welldrained soil with a pH
between 6.3 and 6.7. My
guess is Nancy’s pH is fine as
her perennials are flourishing. Most likely Nancy’s
dilemma has to do with her
annuals struggling to adapt to
the real world.
Annuals are tender footed

as they typically are grown
in fluffy potting mix rather
than good old dirt we respectively call garden soil. When
plants are moved from their
cushy conditions, they often
flounder. A work around is to
supplement the soil with
good quality compost. And,
before placing plants into the
hole, gently break apart the
root mass if they are pot
bound. I call it tickling the
roots to encourage them to
spread quickly.
It’s often necessary to
harden off your annuals to
reduce plant stress. Most
folks associate hardening off
with seedlings grown inside
that need to be transitioned
to the outside, but the same
is true of annuals because
they start out in a controlled
environment. Plants that are
“soft” often have foliage that
will transpire water (sweat)
more quickly, herefore are
prone to sunburned or
yellowing leaves and wind
can cause them to wilt even
if the soil is moist. Of course
you must choose plants
properly suited for your
growing conditions of full or
part sun or shade.
To help your new plants
adapt to sunny conditions,
first place them outside in a
shady area for a few days.
Then move the plants into
the morning and late-day
sun, but protect them from
mid-day sun. After a week or
so your plants should be
ready to face the real world.
Yup. Plants, like people,
handle stress a bit better
once they develop a thicker
skin.
Garden Dilemmas?
askmarystone.com

In celebration of our 25th
anniversary (50th for NORWESCAP), Child and Family
Resource Services recently
held events in Hunterdon,
Sussex and Warren counties,
NJ, inviting community
stakeholders,
business
leaders, politicians and early
childhood professionals to
join us in viewing “The Rais-

ing of America” documentary and participating in a
panel discussion. The documentary explores how a
strong start for all our kids
leads not only to better
individual
life
course
outcomes (learning, earning
and physical and mental
health) but also to a healthier,
safer, better educated and
stronger nation.
Those in attendance continued engaging in passionate

conversations even after our
official event ended!
Thank you to all who came
and shared your insightful
thoughts and opinions. We are
well on our way to better
serving children with the
knowledge of how invested
these community leaders are!
Sincerely,
The Staff of NORWESCAP
Child and Family Resource
Services Flemington, Newton
and Phillipsburg Offices

PA State Rep. Joe Emrick
recently
announced
Northampton County, PA will
receive more than $287,000
in revenue from the collection
of an impact fee on natural
gas drilling activities in the
Marcellus Shale. Distribution
of revenue will take place in
early July.
“PA’s abundance of natural
gas and the fees required by
Act 13 of 2012 are the reasons
the county stands to benefit,
even though it is not part of
the Marcellus Shale formation,” Emrick said. “The
four-year total distributed to
Northampton County comes
to more than $1 million.”
Impact fees under Act 13 are
imposed on the extraction of
natural gas and fluctuate
depending on price and the
rate of inflation. Fees are
collected from the drilling
companies with 60 percent
passed onto counties and
local municipalities affected
by drilling. The remaining 40
percent goes into the Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund, which
is the source of the money
Northampton
County
is

receiving.
“Projects that have been
supported over the years by
this money include countywide farmland preservation,
the Stockertown Recreation
Trail, highway and bridge
improvements, and water and
sewer upgrades,” added
Emrick. “The impact fee was

designed to benefit the entire
state, and I am hopeful that it
stays in place to benefit the
areas that are affected the
most.”
For more information, visit
the PA Utility Commission
website, puc.state.pa.us and
follow the “Act 13 (Impact
Fee)” link.